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Lecturer, University of British Colombia School of Library, Archival and Information Science, Vancouver, Canada

The School of Library, Archival and Information Studies (SLAIS the iSchool@ubc) at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position for a 1-year term appointment commencing as early as August 1, 2016.  The successful candidate will have a teaching and research interest/experience in the area of Library, Archival and Information Studies.

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. (or expect to have successfully defended prior to the start date of the appointment).  Applicants must provide strong evidence of their teaching ability and effectiveness. Applicants with the knowledge and experience necessary to teach in one or more of the following areas are invited to reply (those able to teach across multiple areas will be given preference): Information Policy, Scholarly Publishing, Knowledge Organization, Digital Preservation, Management of Information Organizations, Cultural Informatics, Information Services, Public Libraries.

A full-time 12-month Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts is responsible for the equivalent of 24 teaching credits (i.e., eight 3-credit courses) and related service duties.  Due to the substantial responsibilities for curriculum development, student advising, and learning outcomes assessment required as part of this graduate-level teaching position, it comes with a teaching load of six 3-credit courses over the 12-month appointment period in the first year.  This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

The School offers a Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS), Master of Archival Studies (MAS), a joint MAS/MLIS, a multidisciplinary Master of Arts in Children's Literature (MACL), and a doctorate in library, archival and information studies leading to the awarding of a Ph.D. The School also offers courses at the undergraduate level in the Bachelor of Media Studies Program.  Further information about the School can be found on its Web site at www.slais.ubc.ca.

The deadline for receipt of applications is Monday, June 27, 2016. 

Application materials must include: a cover letter stating the candidate's qualifications for the position; a current curriculum vitae; and a teaching portfolio of no more than 5 pages, including a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Applications should be addressed to Dr. Luanne Freund, Chair, Faculty Search Committee and documents should be sent as separate files (in .pdf or Word format) via email to: ischool.recruit@ubc.ca.

Applicants should arrange to have at least 3 referees send confidential letters of reference to the Faculty Search Committee at ischool.recruit@ubc.ca prior to the closing date. Enquiries may be addressed to Dr. Luanne Freund: luanne.freund@ubc.ca.

The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community.   We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations or gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

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Assistant Records Analyst (short term), The First Church of Christ, Scientist, Boston, MA

SUMMARY

This is a temporary, term- / project-based position (4-6 months full-time or 6-12 months part-time). Responsible for researching and reviewing records management database records and physical records to identify records with expired retention periods and facilitate the process of retrieving those records and reviewing them for possible destruction.   

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Researches, reviews and updates records in the records management database (LiveLink 9.7) and the off-site warehouse inventory control database (Total Recall) per ORM guidelines
  • Interfaces with off-site storage facility vendor for arranging records requests and returns
  • Engages with internal clients to facilitate review of records for disposition
  • Prepares reports, pallet lists and records receipts and tracks project progress
  • Assists in preparation of records for disposition, including lifting and moving records cartons
  • Other duties and assistance to  ORM staff as assigned

STAFF MANAGEMENT AND JOB CONTACTS

Reporting Relationships

Supervisor:  Records Manager / Analyst; Provides project support to other ORM staff as required

Supervises:  N/A

Regular Contacts: Church departments, CSPS, and the MBEL; off-site storage facility vendor

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Education/Experience
MLS/MLIS preferred or equivalent work experience required.  

Knowledge/Skills
Demonstrated ability to process records, applying appropriate archival and records management standards and practices, including the ability to analyze documents for content and understand and apply descriptive standards and naming conventions. Comfortable working both independently and collaborating with individuals in other departments with the ability to both follow directions and take responsibility for goals, deliverables and results. Demonstrated attention to detail. Strong oral and written communication skills. Strong research skills.

Technology Skills
Familiarity with databases including a records management system; office suite software (e.g., Microsoft, OpenOffice, LibreOffice, and / or GoogleDocs, including document processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentations); ability to master unfamiliar computer systems quickly.

Work Environment
This position regularly works in an office environment.

Physical Requirements
Must be able to lift and move 30-40 lb records cartons and shelve / re-shelve materials within processing areas.

Christian Science Information

Mother Church membership is not required.

To Apply

View posting online at https://www4.recruitingcenter.net/Clients/tfccs/PublicJobs/controller.cfm?jbaction=JobProfile&Job_Id=10591&esid=az

 

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First-Year Instruction Librarian, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

The University of New Hampshire Library is seeking a creative, enthusiastic, and resourceful librarian to join our growing team, and we welcome candidates to apply for the newly created term (3-year contract) position of First-Year Instruction Librarian.

Working closely with the Instruction Librarian, the First-Year Instruction Librarian will play a significant strategic and operational role in evolving the Library's general instruction program, specifically with regard to providing foundational level information literacy and research skills to first-year students, including those in first-year English composition courses. The librarian will also assist subject librarians to deliver instruction for other first-year undergraduate courses and programs across the university; design, develop, and implement alternatives to face-to-face instruction; and serve on Dimond Library's general reference desk.

Reporting to the Dean of the University Library through the department chair, this is a three-year term, 80%-time, benefits-eligible, non-tenure track faculty position.

The University of New Hampshire is a major research institution, providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate programs and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast, and is convenient to New Hampshire's lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of over 15,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs.

The University seeks excellence through diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff, and students. The university prohibits
discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability,
veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged.

For a full job description and application process please visit https://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/21504

Applications will be reviewed starting May 25, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.

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Contract Archivist (temporary, part-time), Wellesley Historical Society, Wellesley, MA

Job Summary and Responsibilities:

Processing of approximately 80 feet of archival material pertaining to Wellesley individuals and families. Reports to the Curator.

  • Appraise, arrange, and describe approximately 80 linear feet of 19th and 20th century archival collections pertaining to Wellesley individuals and families
  • Conduct a preservation assessment of all material with recommended actions
  • Rehouse material as needed
  • Create DACS compliant finding aid for each collection following best practices
  • Write periodic project updates

Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in library and information science with a concentration in archives management
  • At least two years of archival processing experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal, organizational and computer skills
  • Familiarity with preservation and conservation issues relating to archives and manuscripts
  • Familiarity with DACS, and LCSH
  • Ability to work effectively independently
  • Ability to lift and move boxes of material weighing up to 40 pounds

Contract Term / Compensation:

  • One year, 1,200 hour contract position; ideal schedule is 24 hours a week for 50 weeks.
  • $23.00/hour

Apply:

Please send cover letter and resume, including the contact information for 3 references to: kfahey@wellesleyhistoricalsociety.org. Priority given to applications received before June 17th, 2016 but will be accepted until the position is filled.

Wellesley Historical Society
The mission of the Wellesley Historical Society is to serve as the historical resource center for the town of Wellesley; to provide educational programs; to collect, interpret, and display materials pertaining to the history of the town and its people; to inspire public involvement in and appreciation of its heritage and culture. For more information, please see our website: www.wellesleyhistoricalsociety.org

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Part-Time Library Assistant, Holland Public Library, Holland, MA

Wednesdays, 3-8 p.m.

Duties/Description:
The Holland Public Library seeks a detail-oriented, positive, and energetic Library Assistant who will perform a variety of tasks, including reference and circulation functions, material processing, and programming assistance.

Duties include:

  • Provide information on library services.
  • Check library materials in and out.
  • Collect, sort and shelve library materials.
  • Process library materials for circulation.
  • Provide in-person, telephone, or email assistance to patrons by reviewing library accounts, placing holds, renewing books, locating material, and/or responding to research inquiries.
  • Assist patrons with use of computers and other technology.
  • Help develop and run monthly library programming.
  • Other library-related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

High school diploma/equivalency required, Bachelor's degree preferred. The successful candidate must be organized, have excellent customer service and interpersonal skills, and work well with a wide variety of people. Must have the ability to solve problems and work independently.  Must have computer skills; including the ability to troubleshoot technical issues. Library experience, especially in regards to programming efforts is preferred.

Salary:
$12.80 per hour, increasing to $13.12 per hour after July 1st.

Closing Date:
June 17, 2016
Please submit cover letter, resume, and three professional references via email to Jessi McCarthy, Director, Holland Public Library (jmccarthy@cwmars.org).

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Young Adult Literature Specialist, Success Academy Charter Schools, New York, NY

Overview:
A passion for reading is at the core of everything we do at Success Academy. We are seeking a Young Adult Literature Specialist who will lead the charge across our middle and high schools to ensure our actions reflect our beliefs by building and promoting a culture of reading.

Do you believe that reading is a lifelong pursuit that can set adolescents on the path to success and fulfillment?

Are you a voracious reader who reads across genres and interest levels?

Are you passionate about getting great books into the hands of teens -- and the adults who work with them?

Are you committed to exposing students to a diverse array of authors and texts that reflect their own experiences while offering a window into new worlds and points of view?

Through the careful selection of excellent young adult literature and development of network-wide literacy initiatives, this individual will ensure that our love of books and reading is at the forefront of everything we do.

Responsibilities:
Our Young Adult Literature Specialist should be someone who....

  • Has 3-4 years of deep expertise in young adult literature -- from the classics to the latest trends;
  • Is excited to present new books to middle and high schoolers and can deliver passionate and inspiring books talks;
  • Is passionate about getting adults excited about young adult literature and is excited about collaborating with teachers and leaders to make this passion come alive across schools;
  • Will collaborate closely with our expert curriculum writers to continually curate and update our book lists and develop resources to integrate newly published young adult literature into the curriculum;
  • Will design innovative network-wide initiatives to promote love of reading across every classroom in every Success Academy middle and high school;
  • Has a high level of comfort with using technology and learning new applications; and
  • Eats, sleeps, and breathes young adult literature and is a tireless advocate for the power of great books!

Relevant prior experience may include:

  • Experience as a school librarian or as a young adult librarian in a public library;
  • 2-3 years of teaching experience in middle or high school;
  • Experience creating successful reading programs in young adult publishing and/or bookselling; and/or
  • Extensive blogging, writing, and speaking about young adult literature.

To join our team, please upload a cover letter and resume that outlines your candidacy. Your cover letter should explain in detail your qualifications for the position. Resumes without cover letters will not be reviewed.

Success Academy Charter Schools is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages applications from people of all backgrounds. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. Success Academy offers a full benefits program and opportunities for professional growth.

Apply Here: http://jobs.successacademies.org/job/6171112/young-adult-literature-specialist-new-york-ny/

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Children's Literature Specialist, Success Academy Charter Schools, New York, NY

Overview:
A passion for reading is at the core of everything we do at Success Academy. We are seeking a Children's Literature Specialist who will lead the charge across our elementary schools to ensure our actions reflect our beliefs by building and promoting a culture of reading.

Do you believe that reading is a lifelong pursuit that can set children on the path to success and fulfillment?

Are you a voracious reader who reads across genres and interest levels?

Are you passionate about getting great books into the hands of kids -- and the adults who work with them?

Are you committed to exposing children to a diverse array of authors and texts that reflect their own experiences while offering a window into new worlds and points of view?

Through the careful selection of excellent children's literature and development of network-wide literacy initiatives, this individual will ensure that our love of books and reading is at the forefront of everything we do.

Responsibilities:
Our Children's Literature Specialist should be someone who....

  • Has 3-4 years of deep expertise in children's books -- from the classics to the latest trends;
  • Is excited to present new books to children and can deliver passionate and inspiring books talks;
  • Is passionate about getting adults excited about literature and is excited about collaborating with teachers and leaders to make this passion come alive across schools;
  • Will collaborate closely with our expert curriculum writers to continually curate and update our book lists and develop resources to integrate newly published children's literature into the curriculum;
  • Will design innovative network-wide initiatives to promote love of reading across every classroom in every Success Academy elementary school;
  • Has a high level of comfort with using technology and learning new applications; and
  • Eats, sleeps, and breathes children's literature and is a tireless advocate for the power of great books!

Relevant prior experience may include:

  • Experience as a school librarian or as a children's service librarian in a public library;
  • 2-3 years of teaching experience in an early childhood and/or elementary school setting;
  • Experience creating successful reading programs in children's publishing and/or bookselling; and/or
  • Blogging, writing, and speaking about children's literature.

To join our team, please upload a cover letter and resume that outlines your candidacy. Your cover letter should explain in detail your qualifications for the position. Resumes without cover letters will not be reviewed.

Success Academy Charter Schools is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages applications from people of all backgrounds. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. Success Academy offers a full benefits program and opportunities for professional growth.

Apply Here: http://jobs.successacademies.org/job/6171442/children-s-literature-specialist-new-york-ny/

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Clinical Librarian, VA New England Health Care, Boston, MA

Join The Boston VA Health Care System - Knowledge Library Team

Part of the Award-Winning - Federal Small Library of 2015 - VISN 1 Knowledge Library Team!  

We're looking for an energetic experienced clinical librarian to join our VA New England Library team at the Boston VA Health Care System. 

Are you an experienced medical librarian, with clinical librarianship skills and/or background?  If you're a self-starter who's energized by the challenge of making a difference in Veterans health care, please consider applying for this position, just announced TODAY:   https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/439787000/     

The Boston VA Health Care System operates across 3 campuses and 5 Community Based Outpatient Clinics. We have more trainees and research (in all fields) than any other VA!  Our patient outcomes are terrific!  We're growing our Librarian team to 3 librarians, and beginning work on 2 innovative grants that will reach out to patients and Veterans. 

The VISN 1 Knowledge Librarians promote evidence-based, patient-centered care through:

  • teaching information literacy skills to clinicians, trainees, and researchers,
  • providing information at the point of care and need,
  • participating on research teams and clinical rounds, and more.

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Library Assistant, Wood Tobé-Coburn School, New York, NY

Part-time (15 hours/week)

Responsibilities

The Library Assistant collaborates with the Director of the Learning Resources Center to fulfill the library's mission of providing support to the students and faculty of Wood Tobe-Coburn. The Library Assistant's main responsibilities are to assist students and faculty with using Learning Resource Center's facilities and resources; perform a variety of standard library clerical duties; maintain order and neatness of library materials and facilities. Active contribution to innovation in the library is encouraged.

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned:

  • Use online catalogs and databases to help students find information
  • Assist students with the internet, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Work collaboratively with the Director of the Learning Resources Center on projects related to library services and collections
  • Check materials in and out of the library
  • Process incoming periodicals

Qualifications

Requires Bachelor's degree; previous library experience and/or current enrollment in a Library Science program strongly preferred. Strong computer skills required; experience with Adobe Suite a plus. Good communication skills and ability to work well with a diverse student population. Position requires some flexibility with hours.

How to Apply

Please send cover letter and resume to:

Daisy Paul, Director of the Learning Resource Center

dpaul@woodtobecoburn.edu.

About Wood Tobé-Coburn

The Wood Tobe-Coburn School offers associate degree and diplomas through career-focused programs. Students can chose from programs in business, fashion, technology, hospitality, and health care. The Learning Resource Center (LRC) is a small library that supports the school's curricula by providing access to research materials, computer workstations, and project workspace.

Wood Tobe-Coburn School

8 E 40th St

New York, NY

10016

 

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Head of Bookmobile Services, Beverly Public Library, Beverly MA

Duties/Description:

Do you want a unique job working with some of the best patrons a community offers? Do you love reader's advisory and developing close personal connections to your special group of customers? Do you like the idea of bringing the joy of reading to seniors and children?
The Beverly Public Library has an opening to become our next Bookmobile Librarian. Beverly has offered bookmobile service since the 1950's and it is a vital resource to the community. The bookmobile serves assisted living centers, the city's Senior Center, the elementary schools and middle school, pre-schools, daycare centers, several neighborhoods, and summer park programs. The bookmobile librarian works with teachers and reading specialists to supplement classroom resources as well as nurture individual reading. The bookmobile librarian works closely with many seniors to match their preferences with new books as well as supplying individual requests.

Qualifications:

Master's Degree in Library or Information Science from a graduate school accredited by the American Library Association. Must be able to maneuver a large bookmobile around narrow city streets with ease. Must be able to lift and carry heavy book bags (up to 35 lbs.).

Salary:
$28.91 per hour to start

Please email resume and letter of application to:
Pauline Teixeira, Director of Human Resources
pteixeira@beverlyma.gov

Open until filled.

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Library and Archives Assistant (Saturdays), New England College of Optometry, Boston, MA

The New England College of Optometry Library is seeking a part-time library and archives assistant to cover Saturdays. 

Responsibilities:

Perform a variety of duties related to the provision of library and information services on Saturdays, including circulation desk assistance, maintenance of library materials and premises, and interlibrary loan/document delivery under the direction of the Assistant Director of Library Services and in collaboration with other library staff members.

Assist in activities and maintenance of the circulation/information desk, including supervision of the student assistant on duty. Provide reserve and other materials to patrons. Assist patrons in using library resources, and process interlibrary loan and document delivery requests.

Assist in the processing, arranging and describing of backlog of archival materials, including but not limited to: College records; student, faculty, and staff publications; prints and photographs; event memorabilia; oral histories; correspondence; and personal papers.

Qualifications:

  • Previous academic library experience desired.
  • Experience in archives processing required. LIS students/graduates with a concentration in archives management are encouraged to apply.
  • Strong customer service experience and a positive attitude.
  • Proficiency with using library software and systems.
  • The ideal candidate is mature, dependable, and someone who can be relied upon to work every Saturday.

Current Hours:

Saturdays, 9am - 4pm year-round. Hours subject to minor changes. 

(Some training during week before first scheduled Saturday will also need to be completed, and occasionally throughout the year.) 

Salary: $15/hour

To apply, send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to:

Human Resources

The New England College of Optometry

424 Beacon Street

Boston, MA 02115

HRDepartment@neco.edu

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Library Media Specialist, Windsor High School, Windsor, CT

Full Time

Duties/ Description:

Position is well-supported. There are two full-time library media specialists in this facility. Building is 1:1 Chromebooks as of 2015-2016. Google Apps for Education School District. Flexible scheduling for classes that visit the library. Full-time library assistant. Substantial library materials/databases budget. Circulation software: Destiny. Student Population: approximately 1,100.

Qualifications: Available: August 25, 2016

Requirement: Must possess or be eligible for CT certification (062)

Preferred qualifications:

Instructing students in information and technology literacy, providing leadership in the integration of technology with instruction, collaborating with classroom teachers in planning, implementing, and assessing instruction, evaluating and selecting resources in a variety of formats.

Salary: Per Teachers' Contract

Closing Date: Open until filled

Apply: www.windsorct.org

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Customer Service Associate, Yankee Book Peddler, Contoocook, NH

To apply visit our careers page at http://www.ebscohost.com/careers (The position will be listed under YBP).

YBP Library Services (a division of EBSCO Information Services), located in Contoocook, NH, is the industry leader in delivering academic library workflow and "shelf ready" solutions through its innovative suite of acquisition and metadata resources. Relied upon by academic, research and special libraries worldwide, YBP's technology provides access to more than 12 million titles, including more than one million digital titles from leading aggregators and publishers.

EBSCO Information Services (EIS) provides a complete and optimized research solution comprised of e-journals, e-books, and research databases -- all combined with the most powerful discovery service to support the information needs and maximize the research experience of our end-users. Headquartered in Ipswich, MA, EIS employs more than 3,300 people worldwide. We are the leader in our field due to our cutting-edge technology, forward-thinking philosophy, and top-notch workforce

YBP Customer Service Associate

The mission of the YBP Customer Service Associate (CSA) is to provide outstanding customer service to a portfolio of academic library customers, partner with the YBP Sales team, take ownership of customer issues and develop strong relationships with both internal and external customers that support future sales and development. We are looking for a service-oriented individual with experience working in a fast-paced, customer facing environment, able to adapt to and support complex and developing service requirements. Ideally, candidates will have experience in a professional service role that required use of multiple online systems, detailed research and problem solving, excellent communication skills, and effective time management.

Primary Responsibilities:

The following statements describe the general nature of work being performed in this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties. Additional duties may be assigned by Management:

  • For assigned group of customers serve as primary service contact via phone and email
  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of GOBI functionality and YBP services, focusing on the ability to effectively triage and respond to customer questions, needs and issues
  • Receive issues from customers with confidence, competence and empathy
  • Drive resolution of issues from receipt and clarification through confirmation of successful resolution
  • Work collaboratively with cross-functional operating teams to ensure appropriate focus and cooperation during resolution phase
  • Work collaboratively with customers and CDMs to communicate promptly, accurately and thoroughly in a professional and courteous manner

Role-Based Competencies:

  • Service Orientation: Demonstrate empathy, professionalism and ownership in stakeholder interactions. Actively listen to stakeholder inquiries and issues, set expectations for resolution, conduct related research and follow up promptly and manage the issue until final resolution.
  • Flexibility: Adaptable to both planned and unexpected changes in schedules, workflows and processes while maintaining a positive attitude. Take on new challenges with enthusiasm.
  • Diagnostic Listening: Listens effectively and understands the perspective of others. Asks the right questions - identifying issues, problems, and opportunities. Ability to get to the core issue quickly by understanding what the customer needs are by performing analysis and displaying critical thinking skills. Incorporates the YBP perspective as applicable.
  • Judgment: Sets a positive example in the values of learning, teaching, and teamwork. Brings the "YBP experience" to customers. Understands the YBP culture and core principles - strives to exemplify in all interactions with others.
  • Influence and Persuasion: Demonstrating courage and integrity by promptly addressing problems or issues, voicing concerns in a professional manner, consulting with others, asking difficult questions, challenging the status quo. Courage to disappoint and knowing how to stand between the customer and the cliff. Focusing on the performance of quality work by understanding the customer's business, issues, and environment. Creating and maintain mutually respectful customer relationships.
  • Planning, Execution, and Accountability: Efficiently planning and performing work in accordance with customer expectations and professional standards. Consistently identifies key milestones for projects and tracks actual vs. plan over time. Assuming responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments. Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major change or challenges at customers or internally. Adjusts to new work structures, processes, customer cultures. Appropriately using resources to accomplish business objectives- applying appropriate standards. Demonstrates awareness and consults when appropriate.
  • Communication: Effectively tailoring verbal and written communication for the audience. Ability to use various presentation styles and modes to deliver a clear and concise message. Displays confidence and professionalism in all external and internal interactions.
  • Problem Solving: Providing, seeking, and using resources to develop a POV and determine a path to resolution and next steps. Acclimate to new customer work structures, processes, and requirements. Ability to sift through and analyze information to generate alternative solutions.
  • Thriving In a High Paced Environment: Demonstrates the ability to adapt quickly - dealing with change and ambiguity. Demonstrates the ability to "keep up" with the constant flow of demands by filtering information appropriately.
  • Acquiring and Applying Technical Expertise: Acquiring and applying a deep knowledge of YBP products and services. Applying technical knowledge in addressing customer issues and challenges. Staying current with business and industry information and trends.

Cultural Competencies:

  • Drive
  • Positive Attitude
  • Good Judgement
  • Open Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Desire to Make an Impact
  • Eager to Understand
  • Accountable
  • Decisive
  • Team Player

Skills

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience demonstrating project management and customer service skills
  • 1-2 years of relevant professional experience
  • 2+ years of Microsoft Office experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience or knowledge of book or library industries
  • Experience working with LC, Dewey, and NLM classifications and awareness and understanding of digital content
  • Zeal for exceeding customer expectations by delivering exceptional service
  • Comfort communicating with internal stakeholders and customers through clear, concise and professional verbal and written communications
  • Confidence and tact to deliver difficult messages to customers as well as holding internal stakeholders accountable to a higher standard, and knowing when to do each
  • Ability to uncover the real issue and identify appropriate next steps when faced with incomplete and ambiguous information
  • Ability to analyze customer performance, identify problems, and suggest solutions
  • Innovative with excellent attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Ability to prioritize and work independently and/or as part of a team

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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Director of Library Services, Quinebaug Valley Community College, Danielson, CT

Job Posting Announcement: 5/23/2016

(12 Month Tenure Track)

SALARY LEVEL: $75,544.00, CCP20

Quinebaug Valley Community College seeks an innovative and student-centered librarian to lead a teaching library staff. The Library Director performs and supervises the full range of professional library services, including information literacy instruction; technical services; collection development; library-oriented information technology; media services; management of the library/media budget; and long-range planning. The position requires the abil ity to work some evenings, teach information literacy classes as required, and travel to the College's Willimantic
instructional location as scheduled.

ANTICIPATED STARTING DATE: August, 2016

QUALIFICATIONS:

Master's degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accred ited institution and from three to six years of related library experience, including one to three years of experience supervising others.

Required Skills: Demonstrated leadership and collaborative skills. Excellent interpersonal, oral, written, and online communication skills. Experience with and enthusiasm for teaching information literacy skills to individuals and classes. Effective skills in managing fiscal resources. Ability to work independently and as part of a team and work with a diverse population of students, faculty, staff, and community members. Enthusiasm for tackling all aspects of the job description with creativity, flexibility, and vision. Proven experience developing and delivering innovative techno logy for student success. Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are encouraged to put in writing precise ly how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position and by providing appropriate references. Exceptions to the degree requirements may be made for compelling reasons.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 30, 2016

NOTE: The filling ofthis position will be in accordance with reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules, if applicable.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

E-mail a completed Community College Employment Application, a c urrent resume, cover letter, and unofficial transcript(s) to: Lois Kelley, Human Resources Assistant - lkelley@gvcc.edu

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Customer Service Bibliographer, Yankee Book Peddler, Contoocook, NH

To apply visit our careers page at http://www.ebscohost.com/careers . (The position will be listed under YBP.)

YBP Library Services (a division of EBSCO Information Services), located in Contoocook, NH, is the industry leader in delivering academic library workflow and "shelf ready" solutions through its innovative suite of acquisition and metadata resources. Relied upon by academic, research and special libraries worldwide, YBP's technology provides access to more than 12 million titles, including more than one million digital titles from leading aggregators and publishers.

EBSCO Information Services (EIS) provides a complete and optimized research solution comprised of e-journals, e-books, and research databases -- all combined with the most powerful discovery service to support the information needs and maximize the research experience of our end-users. Headquartered in Ipswich, MA, EIS employs more than 3,300 people worldwide. We are the leader in our field due to our cutting-edge technology, forward-thinking philosophy, and top-notch workforce

YBP Customer Service Bibliographer
The mission of the YBP Customer Service Bibliographer (CSB) is to provide outstanding customer service to a portfolio of academic library customers, partner with the YBP Sales team, take ownership of customer issues and develop strong relationships with both internal and external customers that support future sales and development.  We are looking for a service-oriented individual with experience working in a fast-paced, customer facing environment, able to adapt to and support complex and developing service requirements.  Ideally, candidates will have experience in a professional service role that required use of multiple online systems, detailed research and problem solving, excellent communication skills, and effective time management.

Primary Responsibilities:

The following statements describe the general nature of work being performed in this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties. Additional duties may be assigned by Management:

  • For assigned group of customers serve as primary service contact via phone and email
  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of your assigned customers, focusing on organization, workflows, and other unique or custom factors that should be considered over the course of issue resolution
  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of GOBI functionality and YBP services, focusing on the ability to effectively triage and respond to customer questions, needs and issues
  • Receive issues from customers with confidence, competence and empathy
  • Drive resolution of issues from receipt and clarification through confirmation of successful resolution
  • Work collaboratively with cross-functional operating teams to ensure appropriate focus and cooperation during resolution phase, including process improvement opportunities
  • Work collaboratively with customers and CDMs to communicate promptly, accurately and thoroughly in a professional and courteous manner
  • Look for and develop potential growth opportunities within existing accounts

Role-Based Competencies:

  • Service Orientation:   Demonstrate empathy, professionalism and ownership in stakeholder interactions.  Actively listen to stakeholder inquiries and issues, set expectations for resolution, conduct related research and follow up promptly and manage the issue until final resolution.
  • Flexibility:  Adaptable to both planned and unexpected changes in schedules, workflows and processes while maintaining a positive attitude. Take on new challenges with enthusiasm.
  • Diagnostic Listening:  Listens effectively and understands the perspective of others. Asks the right questions - identifying issues, problems, and opportunities. Ability to get to the core issue quickly by understanding what the customer needs are by performing analysis and displaying critical thinking skills. Incorporates the YBP perspective as applicable.
  • Judgment:  Sets a positive example in the values of learning, teaching, and teamwork. Brings the "YBP experience" to customers. Understands the YBP culture and core principles - strives to exemplify in all interactions with others.
  • Influence and Persuasion:  Demonstrating courage and integrity by promptly addressing problems or issues, voicing concerns in a professional manner, consulting with others, asking difficult questions, challenging the status quo. Courage to disappoint and knowing how to stand between the customer and the cliff. Focusing on the performance of quality work by understanding the customer's business, issues, and environment. Creating and maintain mutually respectful customer relationships.
  • Planning, Execution, and Accountability:  Efficiently planning and performing work in accordance with customer expectations and professional standards. Consistently identifies key milestones for projects and tracks actual vs. plan over time. Assuming responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments. Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major change or challenges at customers or internally. Adjusts to new work structures, processes, customer cultures. Appropriately using resources to accomplish business objectives- applying appropriate standards. Demonstrates awareness and consults when appropriate.
  • Communication:  Effectively tailoring verbal and written communication for the audience. Ability to use various presentation styles and modes to deliver a clear and concise message. Displays confidence and professionalism in all external and internal interactions.
  • Problem Solving:  Providing, seeking, and using resources to develop a POV and determine a path to resolution and next steps. Acclimate to new customer work structures, processes, and requirements. Ability to sift through and analyze information to generate alternative solutions. 
  • Thriving In a High Paced Environment:  Demonstrates the ability to adapt quickly - dealing with change and ambiguity. Demonstrates the ability to "keep up" with the constant flow of demands by filtering information appropriately.
  • Acquiring and Applying Technical Expertise:  Acquiring and applying a deep knowledge of YBP products and services. Applying technical knowledge in addressing customer issues and challenges. Staying current with business and industry information and trends.

Cultural Competencies:

  • Drive
  • Positive Attitude
  • Good Judgement
  • Open Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Desire to Make an Impact
  • Eager to Understand
  • Accountable
  • Decisive
  • Team Player 

Skills

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience demonstrating project management and customer service skills
  • 2-3 years of relevant professional experience
  • 3+ years of Microsoft Office experience
  • 3+ years of experience working with LC, Dewey, and NLM classifications and awareness and understanding of digital content

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MLS degree
  • Experience or knowledge of book or library industries
  • Zeal for exceeding customer expectations by delivering exceptional service
  • Comfort communicating with internal stakeholders and customers through clear, concise and professional verbal and written communications
  • Confidence and tact to deliver difficult messages to customers as well as holding internal stakeholders accountable to a higher standard, and knowing when to do each
  • Ability to uncover the real issue and identify appropriate next steps when faced with incomplete and ambiguous information
  • Project management experience working with cross-functional teams through resolution of high-priority, time-sensitive issues
  • Ability to analyze customer performance, identify problems, and suggest solutions
  • Innovative with excellent attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Ability to prioritize and work independently and/or as part of a team
  • For international bibliographers some foreign language requirements may apply

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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Bibliographer, CS - French, Yankee Book Peddler, Contoocook, NH

To apply visit our careers page at http://www.ebscohost.com/careers . (The position will be listed under YBP.)

Bibliographer, CS - French

The mission of the YBP Customer Service Bibliographer (CSB) is to provide outstanding customer service to a portfolio of academic library customers, partner with the YBP Sales team, take ownership of customer issues and develop strong relationships with both internal and external customers that support future sales and development.  We are looking for a service-oriented individual with experience working in a fast-paced, customer facing environment, able to adapt to and support complex and developing service requirements.  Ideally, candidates will have experience in a professional service role that required use of multiple online systems, detailed research and problem solving, excellent communication skills, and effective time management.

Primary Responsibilities:

The following statements describe the general nature of work being performed in this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties. Additional duties may be assigned by Management:

  • For assigned group of customers serve as primary service contact via phone and email
  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of your assigned customers, focusing on organization, workflows, and other unique or custom factors that should be considered over the course of issue resolution
  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of GOBI functionality and YBP services, focusing on the ability to effectively triage and respond to customer questions, needs and issues
  • Receive issues from customers with confidence, competence and empathy
  • Drive resolution of issues from receipt and clarification through confirmation of successful resolution
  • Work collaboratively with cross-functional operating teams to ensure appropriate focus and cooperation during resolution phase, including process improvement opportunities
  • Work collaboratively with customers and CDMs to communicate promptly, accurately and thoroughly in a professional and courteous manner
  • Look for and develop potential growth opportunities within existing accounts
  • Must be fluent in French and English

Role-Based Competencies:

  • Service Orientation:   Demonstrate empathy, professionalism and ownership in customer interactions.  Actively listen to customer inquiries and issues, set expectations for resolution, conduct related research and follow up promptly and manage the issue until final resolution.
  • Flexibility:  Adaptable to both planned and unexpected changes in schedules, workflows and processes while maintaining a positive attitude.  Take on new challenges with enthusiasm.
  • Applied learning:  Able to absorb new knowledge and skills quickly by actively participating in learning activities and training sessions.  Apply new skills to practical situations, furthering learning through trial and error and self-directed exploration.
  • Communication:  Able to communicate effectively and professionally in writing, by phone and in person.  Describe complex internal processes in an understandable and appropriate way for customers.
  • Teamwork:  Be a positive member of the team who communicates honestly and respectfully with peers, supports group decisions and efforts, is open to feedback from the team to improve performance, shares information and ideas willingly and works to build positive professional relationships.
  • Time management:  Prioritize issues and requests in daily emails and phone calls from both internal and external customers, balancing time sensitive issues and long-running projects. 
  • Calm under pressure: Maintains stable performance and professional demeanor during times of heavy pressure or stress.

Cultural Competencies:

  • Drive
  • Positive Attitude
  • Good Judgement
  • Open Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Desire to Make an Impact
  • Eager to Understand
  • Accountable
  • Decisive
  • Team Player 

Skills

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience demonstrating project management and customer service skills
  • 2-3 years of relevant professional experience
  • 3+ years of Microsoft Office experience
  • 3+ years of experience working with LC, Dewey, and NLM classifications and awareness and understanding of digital content
  • Must be fluent in French and English

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MLS degree
  • Experience or knowledge of book or library industries
  • Zeal for exceeding customer expectations by delivering exceptional service
  • Comfort communicating with internal stakeholders and customers through clear, concise and professional verbal and written communications
  • Confidence and tact to deliver difficult messages to customers as well as holding internal stakeholders accountable to a higher standard, and knowing when to do each
  • Ability to uncover the real issue and identify appropriate next steps when faced with incomplete and ambiguous information
  • Project management experience working with cross-functional teams through resolution of high-priority, time-sensitive issues
  • Ability to analyze customer performance, identify problems, and suggest solutions
  • Innovative with excellent attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Ability to prioritize and work independently and/or as part of a team

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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Bibliographer, CS - French, Yankee Book Peddler, Contoocook, NH

To apply visit our careers page at http://www.ebscohost.com/careers . (The position will be listed under YBP.)

Bibliographer, CS - French

The mission of the YBP Customer Service Bibliographer (CSB) is to provide outstanding customer service to a portfolio of academic library customers, partner with the YBP Sales team, take ownership of customer issues and develop strong relationships with both internal and external customers that support future sales and development.  We are looking for a service-oriented individual with experience working in a fast-paced, customer facing environment, able to adapt to and support complex and developing service requirements.  Ideally, candidates will have experience in a professional service role that required use of multiple online systems, detailed research and problem solving, excellent communication skills, and effective time management.

Primary Responsibilities:

The following statements describe the general nature of work being performed in this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties. Additional duties may be assigned by Management:

  • For assigned group of customers serve as primary service contact via phone and email
  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of your assigned customers, focusing on organization, workflows, and other unique or custom factors that should be considered over the course of issue resolution
  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of GOBI functionality and YBP services, focusing on the ability to effectively triage and respond to customer questions, needs and issues
  • Receive issues from customers with confidence, competence and empathy
  • Drive resolution of issues from receipt and clarification through confirmation of successful resolution
  • Work collaboratively with cross-functional operating teams to ensure appropriate focus and cooperation during resolution phase, including process improvement opportunities
  • Work collaboratively with customers and CDMs to communicate promptly, accurately and thoroughly in a professional and courteous manner
  • Look for and develop potential growth opportunities within existing accounts
  • Must be fluent in French and English

Role-Based Competencies:

  • Service Orientation:   Demonstrate empathy, professionalism and ownership in customer interactions.  Actively listen to customer inquiries and issues, set expectations for resolution, conduct related research and follow up promptly and manage the issue until final resolution.
  • Flexibility:  Adaptable to both planned and unexpected changes in schedules, workflows and processes while maintaining a positive attitude.  Take on new challenges with enthusiasm.
  • Applied learning:  Able to absorb new knowledge and skills quickly by actively participating in learning activities and training sessions.  Apply new skills to practical situations, furthering learning through trial and error and self-directed exploration.
  • Communication:  Able to communicate effectively and professionally in writing, by phone and in person.  Describe complex internal processes in an understandable and appropriate way for customers.
  • Teamwork:  Be a positive member of the team who communicates honestly and respectfully with peers, supports group decisions and efforts, is open to feedback from the team to improve performance, shares information and ideas willingly and works to build positive professional relationships.
  • Time management:  Prioritize issues and requests in daily emails and phone calls from both internal and external customers, balancing time sensitive issues and long-running projects. 
  • Calm under pressure: Maintains stable performance and professional demeanor during times of heavy pressure or stress.

Cultural Competencies:

  • Drive
  • Positive Attitude
  • Good Judgement
  • Open Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Desire to Make an Impact
  • Eager to Understand
  • Accountable
  • Decisive
  • Team Player 

Skills

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience demonstrating project management and customer service skills
  • 2-3 years of relevant professional experience
  • 3+ years of Microsoft Office experience
  • 3+ years of experience working with LC, Dewey, and NLM classifications and awareness and understanding of digital content
  • Must be fluent in French and English

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MLS degree
  • Experience or knowledge of book or library industries
  • Zeal for exceeding customer expectations by delivering exceptional service
  • Comfort communicating with internal stakeholders and customers through clear, concise and professional verbal and written communications
  • Confidence and tact to deliver difficult messages to customers as well as holding internal stakeholders accountable to a higher standard, and knowing when to do each
  • Ability to uncover the real issue and identify appropriate next steps when faced with incomplete and ambiguous information
  • Project management experience working with cross-functional teams through resolution of high-priority, time-sensitive issues
  • Ability to analyze customer performance, identify problems, and suggest solutions
  • Innovative with excellent attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Ability to prioritize and work independently and/or as part of a team

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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Branch Librarian, Concord Free Public Library, Concord, MA

The Concord Free Public Library  is seeking a progressive, service-oriented leader to perform full-time supervisory & professional library work at the Fowler Branch Library, incl. collection development, borrower services, outreach & programming. Requires equiv. to MLS & 3+ years of increasingly responsible experience. Must have excellent organizational and communication skills.

Salary Range $58K - $88K

Applications received by 6/16/16 will receive priority consideration.

To obtain the required application form & further information, visit www.concordma.gov/hr or contact HR, Town House, 978-318-3026. EOE

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Special Collections Coordinator for U.S. Monographs Section, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

The Library of Congress is looking to fill a position of Special Collections Coordinator in the U.S. Monographs Section, U.S./Anglo Division, Acquisitions & Bibliographic Access Directorate, Library Services.  The Special Collections Coordinator oversees acquisition of material in all formats via purchase, exchange, transfer, gift or deposit for addition to the collections of the Library of Congress. Examples of material formats include online and electronic publications, databases used for reference and research, manuscripts, recordings, prints, photographs, maps, and rare books. The position manages acquisition of library materials through direct gift as well as through formal agreements of gift and deposit, which the Coordinator will prepare with Library subject specialists and the Office of the General Counsel after negotiating with donors. In regards to gifts and deposits, the Coordinator will also determine the best method to use in the packing and shipping of the gift or deposit material into the Library's custody.

Job Announcement Number:  150257

Duties:

Manages the development and growth of library collections. Solicits information and recommends acquisitions of new materials for collections. Ensures the security and the appropriate handling of the collections in our custody, as well as assuring their safe transport. Ensures work in process is properly tracked. Manages and inventories the team's arrearage of unprocessed work. Identifies scholarly and library associations relevant to the collection development activities of the organization. Utilizes acquisition and collection development procedures, policies and responsibilities and regularly reports on collection development trends and activities. Resolves problems involving user access, online database use, and collection policy questions. While materials are in custody of the division, they are appropriately stored or placed in a secure area. Participates in efforts to acquire items by gift. Prepares justifications for acquiring new or additional materials for the collection.

Makes authoritative evaluations and recommendations on new collection items and source selection in one or more subject matter areas in all formats. Conducts later stages of compliance actions, either closing out the case with full or partial compliance, or recommends actions to be taken against publishers who will not comply with copyright mandatory deposit requirements. Informs appropriate staff of any proposed or actual changes in the copyright law. Prepares approval plan renewals, including notification of new budgeted amounts. Reviews exchange agreements to determine whether proper balances exist. Selects materials suitable for maintaining exchange agreements from surplus holdings. Researches new sources of exchange. Assists in acquiring government publications from Federal agencies, states, territories, and possessions. Prepares citations, including all pertinent bibliographic information, for possible copyright claiming. Makes acquisitions through purchase procurement activities, exchanges, gifts, or transfers. All forms of materials are acquired including printed books, serial publications, print and on-line reference services, microforms, video and audio recordings, CDs, monographs, and art objects such as drawings, posters, photographic prints, musical scores, or autographed letters. Provides responsible security until signed over to custodial units through documentation or sequestration.

Develops personal contacts to establish and maintain cooperative work relationships to provide or exchange information and professional
knowledge. Maintains liaison or communicates with individuals both within and outside the organization. Professional contacts are with
library patrons, supervisors, library staff, other national libraries, library and information networks, information centers, experts in
government agencies, associations, the private sector, and/or research groups. Acts as a liaison to other libraries regarding cooperative
acquisitions issues, and other program related activities. Meets with researchers, analyzes questions and requirements; suggests search
strategies; and evaluates resources from the general, special and/or reference collections regardless of format. Develops and maintains
collegial relationships with librarians within and outside the organization and maintains close liaisons with scholarly and literary associations.

Writes and/or edits documents and reports. Produces material by gathering and verifying facts, writing and/or editing reports and developing and presenting information that is clear and meaningful to the intended audience. Analyzes, prepares, and organizes complex projects applying the appropriate established procedures and practices. Searches automated databases and modifies and edits online records.

The position is located in Washington, DC.

Salary Range:  $64,650.00 to $84,044.00 / year

Apply at USAJOBS:

https://login.usajobs.gov

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Access Services Librarian, North Shore Community College, Danvers, MA

About North Shore Community College:

NSCC is one of 15 Massachusetts community colleges. The college serves 26 cities and towns along the coastal region from north metropolitan Boston to Cape Ann. Since its founding in 1965, NSCC has grown from a single building to three campuses, and from five to nearly 90 academic programs of study. The college has an urban campus in downtown Lynn, a suburban campus in Danvers and a cosmetology and culinary center in Middleton. Nearly 35,000 students have graduated from NSCC. The college is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

Job Description:

Librarian II, Access Services

Grade 18, AFSCME Unit Position, 37.5 hours/week

Lynn/Danvers Campus

Coordinates the Access Services functions in two locations: the Lynn Campus Library and the Danvers Campus Library.  Manages the Library Assistants at both locations in all matters relating to circulation, course reserves (print and electronic), collection management, information delivery including interlibrary loan, and patron services.  Decides issues concerning daily Access Services routines and ensures smooth operation of Access Services in both locations. Makes recommendations about policy, procedure, and innovation in Access Services areas to Director and Coordinators.  Contributes to both public services and technical services facets of the Library, including staffing reference services, training Library staff on online library systems including Evergreen, and serving on Library and College-wide committees.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinates Access Services functions on both campuses: circulation, print and electronic reserves, information delivery and interlibrary loan, collection maintenance, and patron services.
    • Recommends and participates in the development of Access Services policies, procedures, and priorities.
    • Manages print and electronic course reserves.
    • Arranges for interlibrary loans from local consortia and oversees all resource sharing.
    • Compiles and assesses library usage reports.
    • Creates reports in Evergreen to assist with inventory, item record maintenance, bibliographic record maintenance, and item withdrawal.
    • Liaises between NSCC Banner representative and NOBLE's administrative team regarding patron record transfers and performs patron record transfers.
    • Works with Library Director and NSCC Dean of Students to ensure FERPA compliance with student records.
    • Contributes to maintaining and educating the community on the Library website.
    • Recommends local policy and procedure for copyright compliance fair use, especially with regards to course reserves and interlibrary loan.
    • Contributes to education of faculty, staff, and students on open education resources (OER). 
    • Plans and prepares Library displays and exhibits on both campuses.
  • Manages the activities of full-time and part-time Access Services staff on both campuses.
    • Determines the needs for and provides training on Access Services functions to all Library staff.
    • Oversees and ensures completion of and adherence to Access Services procedures and policies.
    • Monitors quality and accuracy of Access Services work through periodic review.
    • Provides input to Director and Coordinators on Access Services staff performance for annual evaluations.
    • Determines need for disciplinary action and recommends or initiates such action.
  • Participates in the development and prioritization of Library policies, procedures, and initiatives.
  • Determines the need for equipment, supplies, or personnel and recommends the acquisition of such
  • Participates in the ongoing planning and organization of collection and study space in the Library.
  • Attends and participates in professional and consortial groups, including the NOBLE Resource Sharing Working Group, MassLNC Course Reserves meetings, and Massachusetts Library System meetings as appropriate.
  • Provides reference services as assigned and in the absence of reference librarians.
  • Provides excellent patron service.
  • Performs other duties as requested.

The Human Resource Division Classification Specification for this position is available in the Human Resource Department


Requirements:

  1. Bachelor's degree and 3 years of prior library experience in Access Services, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience in Access Services.
  2. Experience with integrated library systems, especially circulation modules
  3. Knowledge of principles and techniques of supervision
  4. Knowledge of bibliographic systems and records (MARC)
  5. Basic knowledge of reference tools and services, and the ability to use this knowledge to assist patrons
  6. Knowledge of library databases and information sources
  7. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite products
  8. Experience delivering excellent customer service
  9. Willingness to learn new computer systems and technologies
  10. Strong organizational skills
  11. High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  12. Successful experience interacting with culturally diverse populations.

Additional Information:

SALARY:  $914.41 per week ($47,549.32 per year) with fringe benefits.  An appointment made from outside the bargaining unit (AFSCME) must start at Step #1 of the range.

STARTING DATE:  ASAP

North Shore Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.

Application Instructions:

Submit resume and cover letter no later than Tuesday, June 14, 2016. Applicants selected for an interview will need to provide the names, address, email and telephone number of at least three current professional references.

To Apply:

http://nscc.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=72089

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Reference Librarian, Norwalk Library, Norwalk, CT

Description of Work

Position Definition: Performs professional library duties in assisting library patrons in the selection and use of library materials; performs community outreach; and recommends selection of materials for purchase by the Library.

Example of Duties:
Receives oral or written instructions from Division Supervisor. Plans work according to library schedule or established routine. Establishes priorities in performance of assigned work tasks. Instructs library patrons in the use of the Library and in search strategies. Assists in near-term and long-range planning of library services. Develops reading, reference and research materials through recommendation of purchase of books, materials and equipment. Prepares reading lists for special interest groups. Plans and organizes special programs involving the use of library resources. Prepares materials to promote library services. Provides supervision and training to Library Assistants, Clerks and part-time employees. Recommends removal of outdated or worn materials. Prepares statistical and narrative reports of some complexity for Supervisor. Reports work accomplished to Supervisor.

Examines professional publications and other sources for selection of books, periodicals and other materials. Performs duties in all Library divisions as needed. Assumes responsibility of a library division in the temporary absence of a division chief. Performs on-line reference services. Operates computer terminal in locating materials. Speaks to community groups about library services. Participates in professional library organizations.Receives general supervision from Division Supervisor.

The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not all-inclusive of every task and responsibility.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Ability to apply principles of Library Science to solve practical problems in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to prepare concise and clear oral or written reports. Ability to acquire skill to operate data and word processing equipment. Ability to supervise. Ability to work effectively with library staff and library patrons.

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree in Library Science, and some practical experience, including an internship desirable.

To Apply

Visit http://agency.governmentjobs.com/norwalk/default.cfm

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Call for Papers: A-LIEP 2016 (7th Asia-Pacific Conference on Library & Information Education & Practice), Nanjing, China

7th ASIA-PACIFIC CONFERENCE ON LIBRARY & INFORMATION EDUCATION & PRACTICE (A-LIEP 2016)
November 3-4, 2016, Nanjing, China
Paper submission system (via EasyChair) is ready: http://aliep2016.nju.edu.cn/Submit%20a%20Paper.htm
Paper submission deadline is 30 June 2016.

Organized by Nanjing University, China
Hosted by the School of Information Management, Nanjing University, China In collaboration with

  • College of Information Science & Technology, Nanjing Agricultural University, China
  • School of Economics & Management, Nanjing University of Science & Technology, China

The Asia-Pacific Conference on Library & Information Education and Practice (A-LIEP) is an international conference series which has been held in the Asia-Pacific region every one or two years since 2006. The aim of the conference is to bring together LIS educators, researchers and practitioners to share their research, experiences and innovations in Library & Information Science, and stimulate greater collaboration and cooperation regionally and globally.

The 7th A-LIEP (A-LIEP 2016) will be held in Nanjing, China on 3-4 November 2016. Nanjing is a famous historical and cultural city with a history of 2500 years and regarded as one of the "top four ancient cultural capitals of China". This conference will continue the tradition of examining new challenges and developments in LIS, in particular potential paradigm shifts in the age of big data.

CALL FOR PAPERS

The theme of A-LIEP 2016 is: Innovation in Library & Information Science in the Age of Big Data We sincerely invite submissions on LIS education, practice and research in the context of the recent global interest in big data, taken in a broad sense.

CONFERENCE TOPICS
There are three conference tracks: LIS Education, LIS Practice and LIS Research. The following list of topics for the 3 conference tracks is suggestive, but not exhaustive.

LIS EDUCATION
Challenges in LIS education nationality or internationality Collaboration and resource sharing among LIS schools/departments Cultivation of scientific data specialists MOOCs and LIS education Impact of big data on LIS education Preparing LIS graduates for the new market Quality assurance and accreditation of LIS programs Impact of LIS education on the work and career of LIS graduates Interdisciplinary Curriculum Development in LIS Developing Competencies of LIS Professionals Impact of new ICTs on LIS curriculum

LIS PRACTICE
Collaboration among Libraries and with other professions Competency standards for library and information services Customer-focused services Efficiency vs. Effectiveness of Libraries Impact of Mobile Technologies on Libraries Integrating teaching, research and practice Leadership development and strategic management in libraries Digital Preservation Outsourcing of Information Services User education and information literacy for life-long learning Libraries as learning organizations Libraries' role in curating and exposing big data Future libraries, future librarians, future skills

LIS RESEARCH
Digital Libraries, Digital Archives
Information Behavior
Information Literacy
Information Organization, Knowledge Organization Knowledge Management and Knowledge Services Semantic Web and Linked Data Text and Social Media Mining Digital Humanities Big Data and Data Science Information Visualization Scientometrics and scientific evaluation

SUBMISSION INFORMATION

Full Papers: length 8 to 12 pages, single-spaced, Times New Roman 11 pt. font Short Papers: length 4 to 7 pages, single-spaced, Times New Roman 11 pt. font
Poster: abstract of 1 to 2 pages
A paper template is given for your reference on the conference website.
The conference proceedings will be published officially. High quality papers will be considered for publication by the LIBRES e-journal (Singapore) and Journal of Data and Information Science (China), after required revisions.

*IMPORTANT DATES

Long/short paper submission deadline: 30 June 2016 Notification of long/short paper acceptance: 31 July 2016 Camera-ready paper submission deadline: 20 August 2016 Poster submission deadline: 31 July 2016 Notification of poster acceptance: 31 August 2016

If you have any question, please contact the conference organizer by the email: aliep2016@nju.edu.cn.

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Call for papers: ALISE 2017 - Historical Perspectives Special Interest Group

In keeping with the 2017 ALISE Conference theme of "Community Engagement & Social Responsibility," the Historical Perspectives SIG invites submissions for individual papers, or for a 3+ person panel program, on the history of community engagement and its entailments in LIS education. Historical research exploring some of the persistent questions related to instruction regarding the relationship between libraries and information organizations and the communities they serve is encouraged.  Proposals for historical research in LIS education not directly connected to the conference theme are also welcome.     

This call is open to anyone working in the field of library and information science, regardless of their institutional role(s).  Because of the July 15th ALISE SIG deadline submission, submit 300-500 word abstracts in PDF or DOCX format by June 30, 2016, to SIG co-conveners Susan Rathbun-Grubb, srathbun@mailbox.sc.edu and Jennifer Burek Pierce, jennifer-burek-pierce@uiowa.edu.  

 

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Director of Research and Instruction Services, Wheaton College, Norton, MA

The Director of Research and Instruction Services leads a team of experienced professionals responsible for delivery of services, resources, and programming that cultivate a community of self-sufficient and lifelong learners by bringing together people and information and by fostering curiosity, inquiry, discovery, and creation. The activities of the department focus on student academic success, especially in developing information research and information management skills and technology skills. To achieve these goals the department actively engages with and supports faculty use of information resources, academic software, instructional technologies, a learning management system, and technology-enhanced classrooms. The position supervises a varied team of librarians, technologists, and library services professionals.

As a member of the Leadership Team of Library and Information Services, this position participates in strategic planning and operational oversight of the activities of the merged organization.

  • Master's degree required: ALA-accredited MLS
  • Minimum of 5 years of increasing responsibility in program and staff management required
  • Thorough knowledge of trends in higher education in general, and trends in libraries, instruction, instructional technology, and scholarly information in particular, required.
  • Teaching experience strongly preferred.
  • Proficiency and aptitude for instructional technology. Proficiency with standard desktop applications, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, etc.
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/h2fvhyvqnm

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Sciences Liaison, Wheaton College, Norton, MA

The Sciences Liaison serves as a research consultant, an instructional technology specialist, an educator, and a frequent point of contact to faculty and students in the Humanities/Social Sciences/Sciences within a merged library/information technology organization. The person in this position facilitates the use of information resources and technology in teaching, learning, and scholarship for faculty and students in the Sciences departments. This librarian/instructional technologist provides professional development opportunities for faculty members, to encourage and support their use of technology and information resources and supports students with research consultations and instruction in information fluency in his/her assigned areas. This librarian/instructional technologist is responsible for research consultations and instructional services for his/her assigned areas. Under the direction of the Director of Research and Instruction the person in this position explores, introduces, and implements strategies and tools to make best use of technology in teaching and available information resources. The person in this position also actively engages with the college's technology-enhanced teaching and learning initiatives.

Job Requirements

  • American Library Association-accredited Master's degree, or Master's degree or comparable combination of education and work experience in the discipline is required.
  • 2-3 years of professional employment in an academic setting strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in the use of and/or support of enterprise learning management systems required. Experience with Moodle highly preferred.
  • Library research, instruction, and liaison experience in the discipline strongly preferred.
  • Academic teaching experience is strongly preferred.

Subject Focus - Sciences:

  • An appreciation of the varieties of research needs
  • Demonstrated expertise in the use of a broad range of information systems, services and databases relevant to a liberal arts curriculum, particularly those associated with the discipline
  • Understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of research and studies

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Branch Librarian, Concord Free Public Library, Concord, MA

Under the general supervision of the Library Director, performs highly responsible administrative, direct service, supervisory and professional work in planning, directing, and conducting the activities of the branch library; monitors facility maintenance; provides library services at both the branch and main library. Responsible for maintaining and improving upon the efficiency and effectiveness of all areas under his/her direction and control. Performs varied and responsible duties requiring a thorough knowledge of departmental operations and the exercise of judgment and initiative in completing tasks, particularly in situations not clearly defined by precedent or established procedures. Incumbent is called upon to handle a significant amount of details, each varying from the other in substance and content, requiring incumbent to approach workload with flexibility.

See here for complete description and application instructions: http://www.concordma.gov/pages/ConcordMA_HR/Announcement%20Packet-Branch%20Librarian%20May%202016.pdf

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Library Media Specialist, Alden Elementary School, Duxbury, MA

Elementary Library Media Specialist, Duxbury Public Schools, 2016-2017

Full-time Position

Alden Elementary School  -  Elementary Grades 3-5

Posting Date: June 6, 2016

Employment starts on August 31, 2016

Please contact Principal Karen Whitaker @ kwhitaker@duxbury.k12.ma.us

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Two Youth Services Positions, Springfield City Library, Springfield, MA

N.B.: The job posting indicates two years of experience are required; however, these are truly entry-level positions.

The Springfield City Library seeks applications for two positions at our forward-looking public library located in beautiful Springfield. Get excited about the possibilities of working in the city of Springfield by watching this video, then apply before midnight on Sunday, May 29.

Apply for our Mason Square Branch, with a focus on programs for youth and service to all ages: http://bit.ly/MSFT516  Or, apply for our Forest Park Branch, with a focus on programs for teens and service to all ages: http://bit.ly/FPFT516. Applying for both is easy as the online system allows you to create an account and save your information for the second application.

If you can embrace the attitude that "It's All Yours, Just Ask," please apply for the challenging position most suited to your talents and experience. We seek candidates who see the library as a place to help strengthen our city through strong connections and constructive dialogue. We are here to help community members find what they need, no matter who they are, where they come from, or what they're looking for, because the Springfield City Library is their place of connection to information and knowledge, culture, and community.

These full-time, entry-level positions require an ALA-accredited MLS degree and offer an annual salary of $44,869.24 with an excellent benefits package. Apply by 05/29/16, 11:59 PM Eastern Time.

All applications must be filed online at the City's website. Be sure to upload a compelling cover letter for priority consideration.

General information about working for the City may be found here.  Residency in the City within a year of hire is required.

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Sales Enablement Program Specialist, Analog Devices, Inc., Norwood, MA

Job ID 160999

Description

Being organized and ensuring that the sales enablement platform is predictably delivering the correct content to our users is a key element of this position!

We are looking for a methodical, process-driven individual who can initiate a vision and execute a content management system in practical yet impactful increments. This individual will ensure ADI's sales enablement platform delivers the optimum sales collateral to our intended audience throughout the sales process

The position spans across managing content, syndicating content, reporting key measures as well as the maintaining the backend content infrastructure.

The individual must have the desire to explore new ideas with industry's practitioners as well as work alongside other ADI teams to streamline ADI's content management strategy.

This position reports into the Sales Learning & Enablement Manager responsible for content generation and optimization.

Initial responsibilities:

  • Ensures ADI content publishing process and standards are efficient and effective
  • Drives content policy definition, standards, and guidelines for content creation, maintenance and governance
  • Support sales enablement platform users including trouble-shooting anomalies and generating reports
  • Drive user-ship to the Sales Enablement Platform
  • Conduct content audits; synthesize findings into simplified insights and actionable next steps for improvements

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in a relevant field
  • Proven project management skills with an attention to details
  • Ability to translate user needs into technology that improves user experience 
  • Strong organizational and proven ability to multi-task effectively
  • Highly collaborative and strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Working knowledge of Accent Technology's product suite an advantage
  • Bachelor's degree in Communication or Library Science; an advanced degree an advantage

Contact: Serena Chang, Serena.Chang@analog.com

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Instructional Services Librarian, Lillian Goldman Law Library, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Please Apply at: http://www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/application/external/index.html
STARS Req No. 37814BR

Position Focus

Reporting to the Head of Instructional Services within the Reference and Instructional Services Department, the Instructional Services Librarian at the Lillian Goldman Law Library is responsible for significant instructional, research, and reference tasks to further the innovative and excellent service of the Anglo-American and foreign and international reference and instructional services team in a dynamic and challenging environment. This position provides unparalleled learning experiences amongst a diverse community of scholars and world-class collection of print and digital materials.

The successful candidate will be creative and innovative. Works closely in a team setting with all members of the Law Library: Reference and Instructional Services, Collections and Access, Technical Services, and Administration. Provides superior instruction, research support, and other library services to our students, faculty, staff, and community of scholars. Will have opportunities to develop and implement new courses and services in consultation with supervisor and team.

Develops and participates in classroom and online instruction. Teaches in the formalized legal research program as well as in a variety of classroom and electronic settings. Provides reference services and research support to faculty and students in a variety of venues. Develops print and electronic research guides, video tutorials, and other technology-based tools to educate and assist patrons in conducting legal research and using library resources. Participates in developing the Library's online presence via the web site and other electronic means. There may also be opportunities to participate in collection development, work on digitization projects, write, create exhibits, and develop other law library activities according to abilities, aptitude, and desire. Strong emphasis on teamwork, individual growth, and professional development.

Participates in library planning committees, working groups, and task forces within the Law Library and the University Library. Seeks opportunities for professional growth and involvement. Engages in campus, regional, and national professional organizations and collaborative activities. Expected to be professionally active and represent the Library and the University in the academic, scholarly, and professional community.

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

Departmental URL
http://library.law.yale.edu/

Required Education

Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent accredited degree.

J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school.

Required Skills and Abilities

  1. Demonstrated ability teaching within a formal classroom setting, litigating in court, or presenting in another learning environment.
  2. Demonstrated ability providing superior research support in complex areas of legal research.
  3. Demonstrated ability with current information technologies, publishing formats, databases, and basic legal research sources and techniques.
  4. Demonstrated ability to function in a team-oriented, fast-paced environment that emphasizes customer service and delivery of exemplary library reference and research services.
  5. Strong public services orientation and the ability to work with a diverse population. Culturally competent.
  6. Strong communication and interpersonal skills; emotionally intelligent; positive attitude.
  7. Demonstrated ability to work collegially and cooperatively across units.
  8. Demonstrated ability to think independently, consult appropriately, and solve problems.
  9. Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to conclusion in a timely fashion; ability to coordinate, lead, and direct such projects.
  10. Self-motivated, superior attention to detail, excellent organizational skills. Strong analytical ability, creative, and agile.

Preferred Education, Experience, Skills

  • Two years as an instructional and reference librarian in an academic law library.
  • Demonstrated experience using innovative instructional techniques and technologies in the classroom.
  • Demonstrated experience with Drupal or similar content management system.
  • Knowledge and experience with foreign, comparative, and international law resources.
  • Working knowledge of a foreign language.

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Circulation Assistant, Lynnfield Public Library, Lynnfield, MA

Full Time

Duties/Description: The Lynnfield Public Library is seeking a service focused, creative, and efficient Circulation Assistant. This person will provide a wide variety of basic library services using the automated library circulation system (Evergreen). Must have a substantive knowledge of the library's collections, services, systems, policies and procedures. Supervises and assists circulation staff in the absence of the Head of Circulation.

Qualifications: 3 to 5 years of work in a public library as well as a Bachelor's Degree or the equivalent combination of education and experience, which provides the required knowledge and skills. Broad knowledge of library principles, methods, materials, practices and technology, and the ability to communicate professionally is also essential. The ability to interact tactfully and courteously with the general public, ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, flexibility, ability to handle a variety of tasks, attention to detail and excellent follow through is key.

Salary: $19.2855 to $21.2926 per hour in five steps, 35 hours/week. Full municipal benefits

Closing date: Initial review of applications will begin June 6th, however applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Please send cover letter and resume to:
Holly Mercer, Director
Lynnfield Public Library
18 Summer Street
Lynnfield, MA 01940
mercer@noblenet.org

Position description available on the Lynnfield Public Library website: www.lynnfieldlibrary.org/employment-opportunities

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Associate Librarian for Administration, Lillian Goldman Law Library, Yale University, New Haven, CT

http://www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/application/external/index.html 
STARS Req No. 37813BR

Position Focus

The Associate Librarian for Administration reports directly to the Law Librarian and together with other members of Executive Committee (the Associate Librarian for Collections & Access, Associate Librarian for Technical Services, and Associate Librarian for Reference & Instructional Services) strategically leads the Law Library as a vital center for research and teaching within the Law School, the University, and for an international community of scholars. The management team collaboratively develops and implements Law Library policies, procedures, structure, and strategies for delivering services and resources to the YLS community and beyond. This position requires the exercise of professional judgment, teamwork, cultural competence, and a clear understanding of the Law Library's vision, mission, and role.  

The Associate Law Librarian for Administration oversees and supervises the operations of the Law Library's administrative office, which includes two support staff. Manages administrative services in consultation with the Law Librarian and in her absence. Plays a leading role in budget, space, and emergency planning for the Law Library. Monitors the administrative budget and makes spending decisions. Supports and advises supervisors on issues relating to the Law Library's human resources including goal setting, performance review, promotion, merit, professional development, discipline, and union relations. Chairs search committees. Coordinates Law Library committees and participates in many committees ex officio. Assists with planning and monitoring Law Library programs and services, including evaluation and articulation of quality library services through data collection, analysis, assessment, and reporting. Leads the compilation of data for the ABA, ARL, USN&WR, and ALLStAR Benchmarking reports, and possibly others.

Maintains an understanding of trends and developments in legal publishing and information technology and contributes this expertise to strategic planning for the future growth and development of the Law Library. Supports the Law Library's relations with the Law School, the University and University Libraries, library consortia, and professional organizations. Actively participates in the life of the law school and the university, and is professionally active. May also have teaching, service, scholarship, and other administrative responsibilities.

Departmental URL

http://library.law.yale.edu/

Required Education and Experience

Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent accredited degree.

J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school.

At least 5 years progressively responsible experience, two of which involve supervising staff.

Required Skills and Abilities

  1. Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and direction in a law library. Demonstrated commitment to the vital role libraries play in supporting legal scholarship. Demonstrated understanding of current trends in academic law schools and law libraries. 
  2. Demonstrated ability to lead people with emotional intelligence, cultural competence, positive attitude, and organizational loyalty. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to give and receive feedback, consult appropriately, and make independent decisions.
  3. Demonstrated ability to supervise staff at all levels; superior supervisory skills with demonstrated ability to problem solved and diplomatically and successfully manage difficult conversations and situations. Demonstrated ability setting goals, managing performance, and developing professionals.
  4. Demonstrated ability to manage large projects. Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a team. Demonstrated ability to prioritize, work on various projects simultaneously, and manage many interruptions throughout the day. Strong work ethic; self-motivated.
  5. Demonstrated ability to budget, plan, collect and analyze data, including surveys. Demonstrated ability to engage law school faculty and students with the library. Demonstrated ability and desire to continue to grow and develop as a leader in the profession of academic law librarianship.

Preferred Education, Experience, Skills

  • Three or more years supervising professional and support staff; experience with a unionized work force
  • Two or more years overseeing and administering a budget using enterprise financial systems
  • Five or more years working in a variety of roles in an academic law library that serves patrons who are actively engaged in research and scholarship
  • Teaching experience
  • Comfort with and interest in technology
  • Working knowledge of a foreign language

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Head of Circulation Services, Haverhill Public Library, Haverhill, MA

Duties/Description:

Responsible for the operation of all aspects of the Circulation Department of a busy urban public library, including staff supervision, collection development, circulation services, and budget oversight. In coordination with the Management Team, plans and manages circulation technology upgrades and policies, including the introduction of new procedures.

The majority of your time will be devoted to management duties such as building a departmental schedule, overseeing a large portion of the collection development budget, finding ways to streamline and improve circulation policies and procedures, and acting as a leader in the building. You will participate in weekly management team meetings and will be expected to actively participate in consortium activities.

You should be able to balance many responsibilities, communicate effectively with supervisors, peers, and subordinates, learn and adapt quickly, and think on your feet, all while exercising good judgment.

Qualifications:

  1. Master of Library Science Degree from an ALA-accredited institution (for the right candidate will consider similar combination of degree and experience)
  2. Three to five years experience in a public library administrative position, preferably Circulation Services, managing both MLS and paraprofessional staff
  3. Demonstrated facility and experience with the Internet, electronic databases, Microsoft Office products, and integrated library systems
  4. Demonstrated facility and/or experience working with the public in a diverse urban environment
  5. A sense of humor and community
  6. The ability to work as part of a team, while also being a self-starter that can identify projects and run with them

Salary: $43,743-51,315 (steps on City pay scale)

Closing Date: Priority Given to Applications Received by Friday June 10th; Open Until Filled

Send resume and letter of interest to:
Sarah Moser, Director
Haverhill Public Library
99 Main Street
Haverhill, MA 01830
smoser@haverhillpl.org

Email submissions preferred; please do not call about this job.

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Electronic Resources Librarian, Long Library at Wells College, Aurora, NY

Wage/​Salary:

Competitive

Job Description:

Wells College invites applications for an Electronic Resources Librarian, beginning in the fall semester of 2016, to join the small, friendly staff team at Long Library. The successful candidate will manage the library's electronic resources, including databases, full text subscriptions and e-books as well as the public access catalog and ILS, and will work together with the new Library Director and the Reference, Instruction and Outreach Librarian to provide creative, reliable and responsive information services to the campus community.

Application Instructions:

Applicants should submit a cover letter indicating for which position they are applying, a CV, and the names, titles and contact information for three (3) references (all in one PDF) to wellsjobs@wells.edu, with Electronic Resources Librarian in the subject line.

Online Application Address:

https://www.wells.edu/employment

 

 

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Research Services Assistant, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., Boston, MA

The Research Services Assistant will provide support to the Director of Library & Research Services and the entire department as needed. This position will report to the Director of Library & Research Services.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide general administrative support to the department and handle special projects as assigned by the Director.
  • Enter and process data in the department's expense ledgers and in our expense reimbursement system, Chrome River.
  • Track down and identify client numbers for charge back purposes.
  • Coordinate the logistics of vendor training for the department and for attorneys.
  • Place and collect orders for the references needed for Information Disclosure purposes for the IP department under the guidance of a Research Analyst.
  • Update and maintain accurate vendor contact information.
  • Maintain and oversee department calendars, activities and vacation schedules.
  • Organize and set up internal and external department meetings.
  • Retain necessary records in our document management system, Desksite.
  • Assist with and monitor status of team tasks, completion of regular department activities as well as special assignments.
  • Assume additional responsibilities as requested.

Job Qualifications:

  • MLS degree required and/or currently working towards this degree.
  • 1+ year of administrative assistant experience within a law firm is strongly preferred.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • Excellent judgment.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills including demonstrated ability to manage multiple, diverse projects concurrently.
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to execute through to completion.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Outstanding sense of customer service.
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in using Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Flexibility to work overtime when necessary.

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Regional Medical Library Outreach Coordinator, UMass Medical School, Worcester, MA

GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION:

Under the general direction of the Associate Director or designee, the Regional Medical Library Outreach Coordinator plans and coordinates outreach programs for the region. Coordinate the New England Region Exhibits program. Serve as liaison to National Library of Medicine (NLM) for direct outreach to health professionals. The Outreach Coordinator is responsible for identifying unaffiliated, underserved, and minority health care and information professionals in the New England region. Implement and work with Network members to implement outreach efforts to serve the New England region.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop overall outreach plan for the region in consultation with other New England Region Coordinators and the Associate Director
  • Identify unaffiliated, underserved, and minority health care professionals and geographical areas in the region and develop goals and objectives for New England Region outreach programs in consultation with the Associate Director
  • Evaluate and report on the progress goals and objectives
  • Provide information on NLM, the New England Region, and NN/LM services. Also provide information on NML systems and the internet to health care librarians and health care professionals in targeted service areas
  • Assist with demonstrations and conduct training in service areas for PubMed, Internet Grateful Med, Loansome Doc, DOCLINE, SERHOLD, Medlineplus, and other information technology
  • Coordinate and establish the budget for the New England Region Exhibits Program
  • Exhibit NLM, NN/LM and New England Region products and services at regional and national meetings
  • Monitor awards and subcontracts in the service area
  • Establish library linkages for unaffiliated/underserved health care professionals in an assigned service areas
  • Edits outreach issues of the New England Region's newsletter and writes publications pertaining to outreach
  • Attend assigned national/regional exhibits
  • Promote NLM funding in assigned service areas
  • Maintains clearinghouse for consultants and trainers
  • Develop and maintain content on the New England Region's web site for program areas
  • Serve as liaison to the Education and Training Committee and the Outreach Committee
  • Perform other duties as required.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Masters in Library Science from an ALA accredited program
  • 3 years of related experience, including 2 years of proven advanced teaching and database skills and knowledge
  • Ability to plan and implement innovative services
  • Current knowledge of technologies in medical libraries
  • Working knowledge of PubMed, Internet Grateful Med, DOCLINE, Loansome Doc, SERHOLD, Medlineplus and HTML
  • Knowledge of Microsoft office, other NLM and NCBI databases
  • Experience in information management programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and effectively in both oral and written communications
  • Evidence of excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to work cooperatively in a demanding and changing environment with all levels of staff and a variety of users
  • Flexibility, initiative, and problem, energy, and time management skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to travel to off-site locations

Additional Information:

Travel throughout New England Required.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/skqxy5zhpw

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Global Knowledge Management System Intern, Bain & Company, Boston, MA

Overview

Bain & Company is one of the world's leading global business consulting firms, serving clients across six continents. It was founded in 1973 on the principle that consultants must measure their success in terms of their clients' financial results. Bain's clients have outperformed the stock market 4 to 1. With offices in all major cities, Bain has worked with over 4,150 major multinational and other corporations from every economic sector, in every region of the world.

Under general supervision, the Intern will provide support for Bain & Company's global Knowledge Management Systems team, helping analyze a large set of data that will help inform strategic direction and decisions for the Knowledge Management system. 

Responsibilities

This Summer 2016 internship will be part-time, up to 20 hours per week, and based in Bain's Boston office. Responsibilities include:

  • Gain in-depth knowledge of Google Analytics and how it is reporting and tracking the Knowledge Management system (GXC).

  • Create custom reports that meet the business needs of the team.

  • Analyze Google Analytics data across a number of dimensions to create understanding of user behavior on the system (e.g. People Finder, GXC tabs). Connect the dots between individual users and KM needs.

  • Create documentation for Google Analytics.

  • Review documentation for various Knowledge Management processes.

  • Potential for data clean-up or other systems enhancements as needed to improve overall quality of reporting or of user experience.

  • Assume other duties as assigned or as responsibilities dictate.

Qualifications

  • Currently working towards undergraduate or graduate degree (required)

  • Attention to detail, effective time management and strong verbal skills

  • Must possess an ability to learn quickly and multi-task

  • Keen interest and comfort level with data analytics and learning new technology

  • Strong customer service, communication, organization, and problem solving skills

  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with a team

  • Comprehensive knowledge of computer software applications including Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel and Word required

  • Knowledge of Google Analytics helpful but not required

To Apply

View job posting on Bain & Company website.

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Senior Information Services Specialist (temporary, part-time), Bain & Company, Boston, MA

Overview

The Senior Specialist, Information Services works as part of a regional team to provide comprehensive research and information services to consulting and administrative staff using appropriate electronic, print, and other resources. Frequently works as part of case teams to assist in research planning, information management, training, and capture of research experience. The Senior Specialist may have specialized knowledge of resources in one of Bain's Industry Practice Areas. This temporary position will have a duration of 8 weeks with possibility for extension and will be around 24 hours per week.

Responsibilities

Research Support

  • Conducts research for local and regional case teams, Practice Areas and client development utilizing electronic, print and other resources as appropriate
  • Provides filtered and often synthesized research results
  • Proactively works with Case Team to understand the context of the case and specific case information needs
  • Provides just-in-time business research for consulting and consulting support staff at all levels

Administrative

  • Use internal database to track personal research requests in real time, including appropriate cost recovery information
  • Assist with collection maintenance projects as needed (print and electronic)

Qualifications

  • Degree in Library Science from an accredited university or equivalent higher education degree
  • Five to Seven years demonstrated competency in conducting complex research inquiries using a variety of information sources in a fast-paced consulting, financial services or other business setting desired
  • Database proficiency with Thomson Research, Capital IQ, Bloomberg, LexisNexis, Factiva, and Profound preferred
  • Works independently
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills

To Apply

View posting at Bain & Company website.

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Business/Legal Research Internship (Paid), Analysis Group, Inc., Boston, MA

Analysis Group, Inc.

Research Internship Description

Headline:                   Business/Legal Research Internship (Paid)

Job title:                    Research Intern

Department:              Marketing

Office location:         Boston, MA (111 Huntington Avenue, 14th Floor)

Time commitment:  15-20 hours/week (4 month commitment)

Hourly rate:              $20.00/hour

Summary:

This position is structured to provide the Research Intern with an opportunity to learn how research can inform the business development process. The Research Intern will work closely with and under the guidance of the Marketing Department's research team at Analysis Group, a Boston-based economic consulting firm.  Analysis Group has been recognized as a best place to work in several top surveys and received a 2015 Employees' Choice Award in the small and medium business (SMB) category of Glassdoor.com's national Best Places to Work listing.

The team's researchers are librarians embedded within the firm's Marketing Department, where they provide legal, marketing, and business research support to the firm. The Research Intern will be trained by the research team on our approach to searching legal and business sources.  Primarily searching online databases such as LexisNexis, CourtLink, Bloomberg Law, and select news/online sources, this Research Intern position will support efforts to capture background on Analysis Group's affiliated experts, competitors and potential experts.  Typical assignments will include: researching court cases involving experts, searching for and reviewing expert reports/testimony submitted in various court matters; retrieving relevant decisions and other court filings, and organizing and storing the results; assisting the research team in identifying news or research resources and summarizing findings; and preparing background on potential expert witnesses in support of various marketing projects.

The Research Intern would have the opportunity to attend our weekly research team meetings as well as select Marketing Department team meetings.  The Intern will also have the opportunity to shadow team members as they conduct various legal, company/industry, and business development-related research.  This internship also provides the unique opportunity for students to observe firsthand how research can help direct and further business development initiatives.

This role is ideal for a candidate who is intellectually curious; enjoys searching; is tenacious about looking for information; understands the importance of using only the most authoritative resources; is capable of filtering through/reviewing large amounts of data; and has the ability to problem-solve with a very high level of attention to detail and accuracy.

Relationships

  • Report to the Research Specialist
  • Support the Research Team in fulfilling research requests from consulting staff and the marketing team

Qualifications

  • Excellent written/spoken English
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Must be able to organize, plan and work on multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize work, meet deadlines, and be flexible in order to respond to shifting demands
  • Exhibit a desire to learn, participate and take ownership for workload
  • Familiarity searching databases
  • Interest in legal and/or business research

Application Process:

Please send a cover letter and resume to Rosemary Zankiw at rosemary.zankiw@analysisgroup.com 

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Public Services (part time), Baker Library Historical Collections at Harvard Business School, Boston, MA

Baker Library Historical Collections

15 hours per week

Available immediately

Salary $15.00/hour

Specific Duties:

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

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

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. 

Requirements:

Customer service and/or library experience strongly preferred. Excellent communication and organizational skills are required. Attention to detail necessary. Ability to multi-task and to complete tasks in a timely manner. Sensitivity to proper care and handling of special collections materials required.

Overview:

Baker Library Historical Collections holds one of the preeminent collections of historical materials on business and economic history and philosophy in the world. Major collections are the Business Manuscripts Collection, which includes approximately 1,400 collections dating from the fifteenth century to the current day; the Kress Collection of Business and Economics, rare books, broadsides and pamphlets from the fifteenth century to 1850; and the extensive holdings of the Harvard Business School Archives.

Baker Library Historical 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 Historical Collections
Baker Library | Bloomberg Center
Harvard Business School
Soldiers Field
Boston, MA 02163
mmurphy@hbs.edu

No phone calls please

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Summer Intern, Merrimack Public Library, Merrimack, NH

The Merrimack Public Library is looking for a student intern who wishes to gain practical library experience by supporting the Department Head and staff in our fast-paced Youth Services Department. Duties include assisting patrons (primarily children from birth to age 17 and their caregivers) in the use of the library, assisting with special events and activities, and the processing and promoting of library materials. The internship will run from June 15 until August 29th. Intern schedule will run up to 16 hours a week, to be determined by Intern and supervisor, and is budgeted for no more than 200 hours. Hours may be applied to school credits (to be determined by Intern's academic institution). The Library encourages that the Intern keep a journal to track time and read professional articles regarding library trends and best practices (accessible through the library). MLIS students are particularly encouraged to apply, but the position is open to other college students if the work is applicable to your field of study.

Apply:

Applications will be accepted until May 31. Submit resume to Yvette Couser, Director, via email ycouser@merrimacklibrary.org or by mail to:

Merrimack Public Library
470 Daniel Webster Highway
Merrimack, NH 03054

Website: www.merrimacklibrary.org 

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Librarian, CATS Academy Boston, Braintree, MA

Reports to: Head of School

Location: CATS Academy

Job Overview

The school librarian will provide professional leadership for the school's new Learning Commons: building a collaborative, responsive, and dynamic learning environment that supports a community of active and engaged learners. The librarian will work to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information, empowering students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information. As an instructional partner, the librarian works with teachers and other educators to build and strengthen connections between student information and research needs, curricular content, learning outcomes, and information resources.

Note:  The position will be at our new campus location at 2001 Washington Street, Braintree, MA 02184

Main Responsibilities

Administration

  • preparing, justifying, and administering the library budget to support specific program goals
  • selecting and administrating a Library Management System (LMS) for the school: incorporating MARC records for both physical and online resources and insuring appropriate resources are available when needed
  • providing leadership for the Learning Commons: building a collaborative, responsive and dynamic learning environment that supports a community of engaged learners

Information Specialist

  • developing and maintaining a collection of resources, both print and online, that are appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and the teaching styles and instructional strategies used within the school community
  • evaluating, promoting, and using existing and emerging technologies to support teaching and learning, supplement school resources, connect the school with the global learning community, communicate with students and teachers, and provide 24/7 access to library services
  • assisting the school community with their 
understanding and observance of copyright, fair use, and licensing of intellectual property

Teacher

  • guiding students in reading for understanding,  exposure to diversity of viewpoints, and for pleasure
  • providing instruction in research skills and organizational strategies for  students to become literate and ethical users of information
  • engaging students in the process of building on prior knowledge and constructing new knowledge
  • encouraging students to work with peers in successful collaboration for learning
  • Other duties as assigned by line manager(s)/administration.

Education

  • Master's in Library Science (MLS) from a college/university accredited by the American Library Association.
  • A highly qualified candidate will also hold appropriate state certification as a school library media specialist and have completed a teacher preparation program and/or educational degree.

Experience

  • At least two years' experience in academia be it as a teacher or librarian.
  • Work in a multi-cultural/international environment.

 Skills

  • A strong work ethic
  • Ability to work independently and collaborate with a team
  • Adaptability, initiative, and flexibility
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Customer service orientation and interpersonal skills
  • Enthusiasm for working with internal and external constituents
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize work
  • Good communication skills (verbal and written); excellent grammar and punctuation
  • Integrity; good judgment and decision-making abilities, problem-solving skills, and organizational and planning skills
  • Reliability and confidentiality
  • Skilled at information gathering and data management (student and college records)

Behaviors

  • Enthusiasm for the mission and goals of the school library
  • Models the activities and attitudes of a life-long learner
  • Adapts to the needs of the specific situation
  • Acts on her/his own initiative within defined and acceptable parameters.
  • Acts rationally and maturely without undue bias or reliance on emotional responses.
  • Assumes responsibility and ownership for work issues and problems of a primary operational nature
  • Has a positive impact on student and staff
  • Proactively plans for situations and circumstances
  • Projects appropriate professional image
  • Punctual
  • Speaks clearly, sensitively, and persuasively when interacting with stakeholders
  • Supports the aims, objectives, goals, ethos, and mission of the Academy
  • Establishes team direction and responsibilities for achievement of Academy objectives
  • Is proactive rather than reactive in approach, and can act on her/his own initiative
  • Takes responsibility and ownership for work issues and problems of a primary operational nature

Compensation/Contract Term

  • The librarian's contract term is 10-months (academic year), with a 3-day/week (part-time) schedule.
  • All other terms of the teachers' contract are in effect.

Application Instructions

Send a cover letter and resume to Mrs. Anne Reenstierna, Dean of Faculty and Academics, areenstierna@catsacademyboston.com.

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Research Data Management Intern (Full or Part-Time) Summer 2016, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Research Information Technology Solutions (RITS) works collaboratively with researchers at Harvard Medical School to identify, design, and deliver a wide range of technological solutions at the ever-changing forefront of biomedical research. Reporting to the Research Data Manager of Research IT Solutions, the Research Data Management Intern assists the Research Data Manager with providing support to researchers in the management of their research data throughout its lifecycle. Key to success is ability to identify and communicate research data management best practices.

Some Responsibilities Include:

  • Assist the Research Data Manager with providing support to researchers in the management of their research data throughout its lifecycle.
  • Provide assistance with identifying the specific data management needs of Harvard Medical School researchers, and with developing, delivering, and promoting new services in response to their expanding needs in data management.
  • Provide support to the Research Data Manager to help establish strong, collaborative relationships with researchers.
  • Provide support developing guidance documents and workflows related to data management best practices.
  • Create documentation, including capturing and creating metadata, and guidelines related to emerging data management needs.
  • Respond directly to client inquiries.
  • Escalate encountered issues when required.
  • Perform other related responsibilities as needed. 

Expected Educational Outcomes:

  • Conceptualization and planning for the creation and storage of digital data.
  • Application of data management tools and methods.
  • Providing specialized tools as a service to researchers.
  • Documentation techniques used in some professional environments.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Pursuing an MLIS, ideally with an emphasis on data management or digital data curation.
  • Working knowledge of data management across the research lifecycle, including creating, processing, analysis, preservation, access, and reuse of research data. 

Additional Qualifications:

  • Ability to work effectively with faculty, students, and staff in a team environment.
  • Demonstrable critical thinking and creative problem solving skills.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible, creative, and tolerant of ambiguity.
  • Highly organized and detail oriented.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects/requirements simultaneously.
  • Capable of working independently and as part of a team.
  • Interested in learning new technical skills and applications.
  • Familiarity with Mac OS, Trello, Slack, and FileMaker.

Summer Intern 2016
Research Data Management Intern
School: Harvard Medical School (HMS)
Location: USA - MA - Boston
Status: Full Time (35 hrs/week) or Part-time (16 hrs/week)
Start Date: Immediate

If you are interested in applying, please send a cover letter and copy of your resume to: rits-staffing@hms.harvard.edu

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Full-Time Reference Librarian, Northern Essex Community College Library, Lawrence, MA

37.5 hours per week (Monday-Thursday 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM, and Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM.) (MCCC/MTA Unit Position) this position is contingent upon the availability of budget funding. Anticipated Start Date: July, 2016

Northern Essex Community College is hiring a professional librarian to become an integral member of the Lawrence Campus Library team. The ideal candidate will have academic library experience and be open to learning and developing new skills as an information professional.

NECC has embraced and adopted Information Literacy as one of its Core Academic Skills. To that end, the NECC library has recently opened an Information Literacy Lab on its Lawrence campus, which includes an electronic classroom and professional teaching environment. This position, in addition to providing services in the library itself, will also spend some weekly hours as the point staff person in the Information Literacy Lab.

The successful candidate for this position will:

  • Provide in-person, online, phone and email reference services and assistance to students and faculty;
  • Exercise independent decision making, often as the lone staff member in the library
  • Actively participate in the design and delivery of library instruction, consistent with the information literacy framework laid out by the ALA/ACRL;
  • Collaborate with faculty on developing information literacy based student assignments, and targeting library instruction toward a shared goal;
  • Assist in the development and management of the library's online presence through social media and other outreach efforts;
  • Provide circulation services to students and faculty in a positive, customer service focused manner;
  • Manage the collection of, and access to, materials placed on reserve by the faculty;
  • Make collection development suggestions based on observed need and professional knowledge;
  • Participate in shelving of materials and collection maintenance;
  • Grasp the importance of mobile devices as tools of information delivery;
  • Understand and have experience with academic technology and tools such as printers, copiers, scanners, course management systems, and other information sharing devices and programs;
  • Be forward thinking, and readily participate in professional development opportunities;
  • Use LibGuides to develop and promote resources for information literacy.

Required

  • Candidate must have an MLS or MLIS, or the equivalent library advanced degree;
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience providing library services;
  • Interest in delivering classroom based instruction.

Preferred

  • 3 years experience in a college or university library setting, preferably in reference, instruction, and/or student services;
  • Collection development experience or coursework in the Latino/a experience (or a related field);
  • Experience providing classroom-based instruction;
  • Fluency in major library databases;
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office programs;
  • Self-starter with a troubleshooting disposition. 

$52,564.00 to $73,639.00 annually with complete fringe benefit package. Actual salary calculated in compliance with MCCC/MTA classification system; Pay grade 5 

http://necc.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=71062

Northern Essex Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights. 

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Instruction Librarian, Radford University, Radford, VA

John P. McConnell Library at Radford University seeks an enthusiastic and innovative Instruction Librarian. The librarian will design, develop, and teach student-centered, course-integrated information literacy sessions as part of McConnell Library's instruction program, recognized as an Exemplary Information Literacy Program by ACRL in multiple categories. The successful candidate will participate in assessment efforts to support the continuous improvement of the instruction program and its contributions to student success. The Instruction Librarian must have excellent oral and written communication skills, desire to work in a highly collaborative environment, and be able to work independently. This position reports to the Head of Reference and will also have reference and collection development responsibilities, including some evenings and weekend hours. As a library faculty member, the incumbent will participate on library and campus-wide committees and engage in professional activities. This is a twelve-month, non-tenured professional faculty position, with starting rank based upon experience and qualifications. Recent graduates from an ALA-accredited library school are encouraged to apply.

Required qualifications

  • A Master's degree in library science or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Demonstrated interest in teaching and information literacy.

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience in instruction.
  • Academic library experience.

Radford University is a co-educational, comprehensive, state-supported, midsize university that is student-focused, providing its more than 9,900 students a diversity of outstanding academic programs. It's four-course Core A sequence for freshmen and sophomores is a skills-oriented program committed to the development of mature, responsible, liberally-educated citizens. 

Additional information about the University and surrounding area can be found at www.radford.edu. Radford is 40 miles southwest of Roanoke, Virginia, located along the New River, nestled in the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.

To apply for this position and for more information, go to https://jobs.radford.edu and select the Administrative/Professional Faculty Positions button to connect to the posting. Review of applications will begin on June 13, 2016. Salary is competitive and based upon education and experience.

Radford University is an EO/AA employer committed to diversity.  All new hires to Radford University will be subject to E-Verify beginning June 1, 2011.  E-Verify is administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, USCIS-Verification Division and the Social Security Administration and allows participating employers to electronically verify employment eligibility.

This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).  This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified protected veterans, and requires affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans.

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Volunteer Opportunity with Boston Book Festival

We're very much in need of help at Hubbub, our second annual children's festival celebrating creativity, inventiveness, and exploration for children 0-12 and their families. The event will take place Saturday, June 4th, right in Copley Square. This would be a great experience for any SLIS student and especially those who love working with kids!

We have many different volunteer positions and shift times available for the day (plus lunch is included).

Students wishing to join in can sign up at this link:

http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07ecmrr7ohinrinbwx/start

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Full-Time Children's Librarian, Darien Library, Darien, CT

Darien Library (CT) seeks a creative, energetic, and enthusiastic candidate to join an incredibly dedicated Children's Department as a full-time Children's Librarian. This librarian will serve as the Early Literacy Outreach Coordinator for the department, planning and facilitating programs that support Early Literacy and Kindergarten Readiness.

The highly-motivated candidate will have a passion for public service, knowledge of children's literature, experience working with youth, and a desire to thrive in a fast-paced environment.

Qualifications & Skills

  • MLS Degree from an ALA accredited library and information sciences graduate program. 2 to 4 years in a children's library setting, or equivalent preferred.
  • Knowledge of the developmental needs of children at various ages, and corresponding library services and materials.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and exemplifies extreme customer service.
  • Strong aptitude in written and oral communication.
  • Knowledge of current library trends, specifically within children's services.
  • Proficiency with new and emerging technologies, as well as Microsoft Office Applications. Knowledge of design software highly desirable.
  • Available to work one evening per week, and one weekend a month in addition to special events.

Responsibilities

  • Participates in the collection development of print and digital materials for children birth to age twelve.
  • Plans and conducts programming for children of all ages and their caregivers, as well as plans the storytime schedule and registration for the entire department.
  • Provides exemplary reference and readers' advisory services to children, caregivers, and educators in the community.
  • Coordinates outreach to local schools and organizations, and serves as a liaison to local school media specialists, teachers, parent organizations, and scout leaders.

Salary: $52,650 to $56,000

To Apply

For consideration please send a cover letter and resume to Claire Moore, Head of Children and Teen Services, at cmoore@darienlibrary.org by June 6th.

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Library Assistant (Part-time, temporary), Massachusetts Historical Society (MHS), Boston, MA

The Massachusetts Historical Society (MHS) seeks a temporary part-time library assistant (up to twenty hours per week) to greet visitors and provide services to researchers who make use of the Society's collections in the MHS library. This 10-week seasonal position begins June 21st and ends September 2nd with the possibility of extension. 

The MHS is an independent research library that collects, preserves, and makes accessible manuscripts and other materials that promote the study of the history of our nation--a mission that has remained constant since 1791. The MHS holds more than 3,600 manuscript collections, as well as extensive collections of early American imprints, newspapers, maps, printed ephemera, photographs, engravings, and other research materials. 

The library is staffed Monday through Friday 8:45 AM to 4:45 PM and Saturday 8:45 AM to 4:00 PM. The ideal candidate would have a flexible schedule including Saturday availability. 

Duties: The library assistant works as part of the reference team and reports to the Assistant Reference Librarian. Duties include staffing the library reception area, answering telephone and email reference queries, monitoring the reading room, paging materials, and assisting the reference staff with various library tasks. The library assistant greets, authorizes, and directs all researchers entering the library; explains MHS library policies and procedures; and directs incoming telephone calls for the MHS as a whole. The majority of the library assistant's time is spent interacting directly with the public. This position is essential in promoting the Society's public image and in maintaining the security of the collections. 

Requirements: The successful candidate will be currently enrolled in a graduate degree program, with coursework in Library and Information Science, American history, American studies, public history, or an archives program strongly preferred; possess a demonstrated interest in American history, with strong interest in Early American or Massachusetts/New England history; be proficient with Microsoft Office applications; have strong research skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and strong planning and organization skills; possess the ability to work well in a team environment; and have experience working with a diverse public in a customer service or similar position. 

Familiarity with user-end functions of an integrated library system (Voyager and/or Aeon) and providing reference assistance, as well as previous experience working with archival materials in a library, museum, or other historical organization are preferred. 

This position requires the ability to lift boxes weighing up to fifty pounds and to transport materials loaded onto wheeled carts. 

Salary: $14.00/hour. 

Application procedure: Please send an application by email (preferred) or postal mail, including a cover letter, brief resume, and list of three references to Dan Hinchen, at dhinchen@masshist.org or Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215 

Applications must be received by 9am, 31 May 2016 to be considered

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Call for Participation, ALISE 2017, Atlanta, GA

January 17 - January 20, 2017

Conference Theme: Community Engagement & Social Responsibility

http://www.alise.org

DEADLINE: July 1, 2016

The ALISE Information Ethics SIG calls for participation at the annual ALISE conference in Atlanta, GA. We invite people to submit proposals that are in keeping with the conference theme: Community Engagement & Social Responsibility. Of particular interest are papers and presentations which focus on the ethical tensions that arise from community engagement initiatives or social responsibility concepts. Ethical crises emerge when two or more values or principles conflict, or when the consequences of an action are ethically ambivalent. The SIG session will be an opportunity to consider some of these ethical complexities, and consider how to approach them in teaching, research, and practice.

Submission Guidelines

All proposals for IE SIG sessions should be submitted by July 1, 2016 to John Burgess (jtfburgess@ua.edu).  In the subject line please indicate:  IE SIG Proposal. ALISE members interested in presenting during the Information Ethics SIG session should submit an abstract of their research consisting of no more than 500 words. The co-conveners will review all submissions and select those to be in the session proposals for the Information Ethics SIG. All individuals who submit a proposal will be notified of the conveners' decision by July 15. Final notification of acceptance of the Information Ethics SIG programs will be shared by September 15, 2016.

Please address any questions or comments to the Information Ethics SIG co-conveners:

Emily J.M. Knox, Ph.D., MSLIS
Assistant Professor
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
knox@ilinois.edu

John T. F. Burgess, PhD, STM, MLIS
Assistant Professor / DE Coordinator 
School of Library and Information Studies
The University of Alabama
jtfburgess@ua.edu

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Assistant Director for Collections and Personnel, Memorial Hall Library, Andover, MA

DEFINITION

Professional, administrative and supervisory work in managing several major functional areas of a public library, including collection development, personnel administration, and interlibrary loan. Assist the Director in the overall management of the Library.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • In the absence of the Director, act as the chief officer of operations 
  • Serve as the personnel coordinator for the entire staff; screen and interview applicants; balance overall staff work load; interpret personnel policy and procedures; oversee payroll and attendance recordkeeping; work cooperatively with Town Human Resources, hold staff meetings; prepare related reports
  • Collaborate with the Director and Assistant Director for Technical and Circulation Services to develop and administer a budget of $330,000 (FY16) for materials acquisitions. 
  • Manage library collection of approximately 250,000 items, including selection and withdrawal of library materials. Work with materials selectors to implement the library's overall collection development goals
  • Manage Interlibrary Loan Services, including delivery of network transfers, "pull-list" functions, Virtual Catalog, and mediated searches
  • Assist the Director in long range planning, goal setting, and policy development related to library services, personnel and building; assist with administration and special projects as requested
  • Collaborate with Town and School staff on achieving the overall goals of the Town of Andover
  • Compile annual personnel reports for the Director, Library Trustees, and the MA Board of Library Commissioners
  • Motivate library staff to automate functions where possible
  • Model and encourage superior customer service
  • Resolve patron concerns and complaints using problem solving skills and recommending policy and procedural changes to improve overall customer service
  • Work with the IT staff and the Director to plan and implement new technology systems and initiatives
  • Assist patrons at the circulation desk and perform reference duties for the public, as needed 

OTHER DUTIES

  • Work cooperatively with MVLC, other libraries and town officials to achieve the library's goals and objectives 
  • Work cooperatively with the IT and reference staff to design and update the library's homepage.
  • Collaborate with other Library staff to plan and implement services and programs which meet the needs of the community
  • Perform related duties as required 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Extensive knowledge of library principles and practices. 
  • Management, planning and supervisory skills, including the ability to function well as part of a management team that supports the overall goals of the library, as formulated by the Trustees and the Director 
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing; to establish positive public relations for the Town, department and/or division; and to interact effectively with a wide variety of people
  • Extensive knowledge of automated library systems and other library related software

Education and Experience

Duties require a Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an accredited ALA program; seven to ten years of progressively responsible experience with a primary focus on collection development and personnel management; ; knowledge of automated library systems; at least two years supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of education and experience

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

Provide direction and supervision directly or indirectly to all department personnel

PHYSICAL ELEMENTS

  • Sustained periods of standing and walking
  • Unusually busy and relatively noisy library environment
  • Regularly uses computer keyboard requiring eye-hand coordination and finger dexterity
  • Involves travel to professional meetings and to other communities 
  • Substantial lifting of library materials
  • Regular schedule includes weekend hours

TO APPLY

View posting online: https://aps1.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=2137

Information, including salary, is also available on the MBLC Library Jobs website at http://mblc.state.ma.us/jobs/index.php

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Learning Services Librarian, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

Virginia Tech's University Libraries seeks creative and enthusiastic applicants for the position of Learning Services Librarian. The Libraries aspire to prepare students to work, live, and thrive within a global context, and to partner with faculty incorporating a wide array of literacies, fluencies, competencies, and pedagogies into their teaching practices. Working widely across the library system and the University, this position presents an opportunity to be deeply engaged across the teaching and learning enterprise.

While the core duties of this position will revolve around designing and implementing various types of library instruction, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to shape parts of this position based on his or her interests and skills. In particular, the successful candidate will work with Learning Services leadership to identify and build partnerships with liaison departments that would be an appropriate match for the successful candidate's background and interests. To view the full position announcement, please visit https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/66073. Review of applications will begin on June 10.

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Adult Services and Outreach Coordinator, Concord Public Library, Concord, NH

Salary: $27.77 - $40.23 Hourly
$1,110.80 - $1,609.20 Weekly
$57,761.60 - $83,678.40 Annually

Job Type: Full-Time

Location: Library, 45 Green St, Concord, New Hampshire

DEPARTMENT:   Library

TYPICAL WORK SHIFT/SCHEDULE:   Days, Monday - Friday, 40 Hours per week. 

STARTING SALARY RANGE:   $57,762 to $83,678 annually DOQ. Comprehensive benefits package includes medical, dental, life & disability insurances, paid holidays, vacation and State of NH Retirement System plan.

A City Application is required. Applications may be completed online at www.concordnh.gov.  For more information on applying, please call the Human Resources Department at (603) 225-8535 (voice) or TTY at 800-735-2964 or 7-1-1. 

Open until filled, first review of applicants to occur June 3, 2016.

JOB SUMMARY:

Manages and oversees the library's Adult Services Division and acts as the outreach coordinator. Is responsible for the overall goal setting, planning, development, and implementation of services in the Adult Services Division, which includes both reference services and circulation services. Supervises Adult Services staff. Performs professional work analyzing and responding to the informational and recreational needs of the public and contributes to collection development. Is responsible for coordinating social media efforts and other aspects of library public relations and outreach.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Carries out supervisory responsibility for the Adult Services Reference Librarians, circulation staff, and others in Adult Services Division in accordance with city policies, procedures, and applicable laws, including scheduling, training in job skills, appraising performance, addressing complaints, resolving problems, and planning, assigning and directing work.
  • Coordinates social media and public relations efforts to a variety of local sources. 
  • Maintained and update the Library website.
  • Manages a variety of vendor programs and carries out in house programming,
  • Reviews progress, accomplishments, budgets, and strategies for the Adult Services Division.
  • Sets, plans, develops, and implements the overall goals of services and workflows through priority setting and task assignment in the Adult Services Division.
  • Identifies potential sources of supplies, materials, and services to provide appropriate quality and prices.
  • Identifies potential community partnerships to help benefit the Library.
  • Supervises and participates in the preparation and interpretation of statistical reports in Adult Services. 
  • Answers reference and reader's advisory questions for patrons by phone, in person, by mail, and by e-mail; analyzes specific user needs and researches, retrieves, synthesizes, edits, and filters information; refers patrons to appropriate agencies or organizations; directs patrons in the use of library facilities, resources, services, and equipment; interprets, applies, and explains library policies and procedures.
  • Analyzes and evaluates assigned areas of the library collection on an ongoing basis to ensure appropriate development of the collection to meet the needs of the public and the mission of the library; uses professional judgment to review, evaluate, and select library materials in all formats for adults.
  • Develops and monitors the annual plan to allocate library materials funds for the whole library.
  • Coordinates and oversees the development of the adult collection.
  • Maintains education in library science; attends courses, workshops, and conferences; keeps abreast of professional library literature.
  • Analyzes user requests; searches for and locates needed resources.
  • Belongs to and is active in local and state library organizations.
  • Acts as member of management team; confers with upper management to keep them informed on key issues and progress toward objectives and to gain their support and approval; makes recommendations to assist management in making needed improvements.
  • Prepares reports, memos, and correspondence concerning areas of responsibility.
  • Prepares annual area budgets; interprets and monitors performance of contracts; reviews bill from vendor.
  • May perform duties of Library Director in his/her absence.
  • Participates significantly in the development and implementation of library policies, procedures, and long-range plans.
  • Creates physical and digital signage and marketing posters for Library events.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

MATERIAL AND EQUIPMENT USED:

  • Personal Computer and/or Terminal
  • CD-ROM Equipment
  • Printers
  • Microfilm/Microfiche Reader/Printers
  • Barcode Readers
  • Scanner
  • Audiovisual Equipment
  • General Office Equipment
  • Tablet and eReaders

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED;

Education and Experience:

Master's degree in Library/Information Science accredited by the American Library Association; four years of progressively responsible related experience or any combination of education, training and experience that provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required for the job.

Licenses and Certifications: None.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES;

Knowledge of:

  • Library operations and administration.
  • Professional library principles and practices.
  • Principles of supervision, recruitment, training, and performance evaluation.
  • Principles and practices of budgeting.
  • Principles and practices of marketing, including a variety of social media platforms
  • Principles and practices of purchasing.
  • Methodology of research and statistical analysis.
  • Demographic data analysis pertaining to patrons
  • Modern practices of library automation.
  • Library software and hardware applications as well as operating systems.
  • Website management of a wide variety of public and scholarly information sources.
  • Trends relating to publishing, computers, public relations and media.
  • All department policies, rules, and regulations.
  • In-house library collection as well as networked resources worldwide.
  • All client groups and the community as a whole and its various needs.
  • Policies, functions, and administrative operations related to area of assignment. 

Skills in:

  • Communicating clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Operating computer equipment and peripheral devices.
  • Troubleshooting computer operating issues.
  • Social media platform technology.
  • Identifying, developing and fostering community partnerships.
  • Maintaining database files.
  • Supervision and management, including planning, organizing, assigning, directing, reviewing, and evaluating work of those supervised and providing leadership.
  • Communicating with tact and discretion.
  • Applying initiative and independent judgment to problem solving. 
  • Compiling statistics and analyzing data.
  • Effective interviewing techniques to include applicant selection.
  • Motivating staff for performance through providing training and development opportunities.
  • Independently organizing work, setting priorities, and following up on assignments.
  • Preparing reports and correspondence.
  • Formulating goals, objectives, and methods of evaluation.
  • Determining client needs.
  • Defusing conflict situations amongst both employees and library patrons. 
  • Information retrieval.
  • Database searching. 

Mental and Physical Abilities to:

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, patrons, and other city departments.
  • Speak effectively before public groups and respond to questions.
  • Write reports, correspondence, and procedure manuals in a clear and concise manner.
  • Read, analyze, and interpret professional periodicals and journals.
  • Read, analyze and interpret hardware and software programs for application and use.
  • Effectively utilize a wide range of in-house and remote information resources and technology.
  • Apply logical thinking to anticipate, analyze, and resolve problems and accomplish tasks.
  • Perform duties while sitting for an extended period of time, standing, and/or stooping.
  • Occasionally lift light and heavy objects.
  • Use tools or equipment requiring a high degree of manual dexterity.

Working Conditions:

Work is performed in a library. 

This class specification should not be interpreted as all inclusive.  It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of this job.  Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this specification.  Any essential function or requirement of this class will be evaluated as necessary should an incumbent/applicant be unable to perform the function or requirement due to a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Reasonable accommodation for the specific disability will be made for the incumbent/applicant when possible.

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Collections Services Librarian, East Central University Library, Ada, OK

12-Month Non-tenure Track Librarian/Instructor 

Do you want to...

  • Engage in a wide range of valuable professional experiences?
  • Work in a collaborative atmosphere where everyone's voice matters? 
  • Use your creativity and enthusiasm to promote electronic resources? 

If so, the Collection Services Librarian opening at East Central University's Linscheid Library may be a great fit for you.

The Position

  • Oversee electronic resources, periodicals, & interlibrary loan with a focus on facilitating access.
  • Act as the administrator for electronic resource vendor accounts.
  • Act as the administrator for OCLC's WorldShare Interlibrary Loan.
  • Manage 250+ print subscriptions.
  • Instruct students in library use and research skills in the classroom and at the Reference Desk.
  • Serve as liaison to several academic departments, collaborating with faculty on research, collection development, information literacy curriculum development, and special projects.
  • Remain up-to-date on emerging trends and best practices.
  • Lead and serve on library and university committees.
  • Supervise one full-time staff member.

The Library

Linscheid Library is comprised of five librarians, seven staff members, and a director that work collaboratively to foster student success at ECU and within the community of Ada.

The Place

East Central University is a student-centered regional public university with an enrollment of 4,727 offering thirty-five undergraduate baccalaureate degree programs in arts and letters, business, education, mathematics and sciences, nursing and the social sciences; and nine master's degrees in accounting, education, human resources, and psychology. ECU's students come from 24 countries and 25 states.

ECU is located in Ada, a city of 16,000, in the east central region of Oklahoma. Ada is the home of the Chickasaw Nation's business headquarters, the Robert S. Kerr EPA Water Research Laboratory, and LegalShield. It offers a hometown feel, along with quality schools, restaurants, and other businesses.

Your Qualifications

Both experienced librarians and recent graduates from ALA-accredited MLS programs are encouraged to apply. Electronic resources experience preferred. Excellent communication skills, strong public service orientation, computer literacy, and data analysis skills required.

To Apply

Send cover letter, resume, official undergraduate and graduate transcripts, names/addresses/ phone numbers/emails of three professional references, and *Disclosure Statement  to Stephanie Moss, Employment Services, East Central University, 1100 E. 14th Street, PMB D-2, Ada, OK 74820 or es@ecok.edu. Application review will begin June 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. AA/EOE.

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Part Time Assistant Instructional Librarian, Pike School, Andover, MA

The Pike School in Andover, Massachusetts, is seeking a part-time Assistant Instructional Librarian to join a vibrant Library Department, serving students in grades PreK - 9, faculty, and families.

Responsibilities

  • preparing and teaching classes ranging from PreK - 5th grade;
  • staffing the circulation desk;
  • maintaining circulation, and materials records using Alexandria library software;
  • assisting students and faculty with ready reference, online resources, and literature recommendations;
  • creating promotional displays and materials such as thematic reading lists.

Experience and Qualifications

The ideal candidate will be committed to multiculturalism and to the role of school libraries in education and will have the following qualifications:

  • ability to work effectively with elementary/middle school students and faculty;
  • competence with Microsoft Office, Google Apps for Education; and library management software;
  • familiarity with using iPads and Chromebooks in an educational setting;
  • minimum 2 years experience in a school library, including collection management and instructional experience;
  • some graduate-level coursework in library science, library media studies, or children's literature.

This academic year position is approximately 16 hours per week, ideal for part-time professionals or graduate students.  

Please visit our website at www.pikeschool.org/employment to see this full job description and application instructions.  

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Young Adult and New Technology Librarian, Aldrich Public Library, Barre, VT

The Aldrich Public Library in beautiful downtown Barre, VT seeks an energetic, creative, empathetic individual to serve the tween and teen populations of Barre while also contributing to the library's evolving technology program and social media presence.

Essential Job Functions:

Manages the Teen Room and Program

  • Proposes policy, procedures, programs and budgets to the Library Director
  • Plans and carries out afterschool, vacation, and summer reading programs
  • Staffs the Teen Room after school Monday through Friday
  • Develops and works closely with a Teen Advisory Council
  • Consults book reviews and selects new library materials for purchase
  • Manages the existing collection of books and media; weeds worn, outdated, and inaccurate materials from the collection
  • Oversees the teen room computers and technology services
  • Selects, trains, and supervises volunteers
  • Collaborates with the Library Director and Children's Librarian on grant writing to fund teen programming
  • Liaises with schools and community partners to support library programming for Barre youth
  • Plans and executes special library programs for teens, including passive programs and library lock-ins
  • Collaborates with the Children's Librarian to ensure seamless library services for tweens

Supports the library's online presence and technology services. Duties are dependent on areas of expertise and may include the following:

  • Posts items on the website and social media in a timely and effective manner
  • Trains patrons of all ages in technology use, including e-readers, media editing software, and basic computer skills
  • Works closely with other library staff to coordinate library publicity and develop current web content
  • Attends monthly staff meetings and relevant staff in-services
  • Participates in the staffing rotation covering Saturdays
  • Makes suggestions for improved library practices and operations
  • Reports problems to the Library Director
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:

  • Fluency in current personal computing and library technologies
  • HTML/CSS experience and awareness of current trends in online platforms
  • Effective communications including oral, written, and online
  • Excellent human relations skills
  • Friendly, patient, helpful, non-judgmental, and interested in books and reading

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MLS degree or studying toward completion of same
  • Availability for evening and weekend hours
  • Genuine enthusiasm for working with teenagers
  • Acceptable Background Check
  • Dedication to the philosophy of public library service, including the protection of patron privacy and freedom of access to information

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Wordpress CMS and Adobe Software
  • Instruction experience
  • At least one year experience in libraries
  • At least one year experience working with teenagers  

Hours are flexible but include Monday through Friday 2pm-6pm as well as at least one evening per week and one to two Saturdays per month.

This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement and includes excellent health and retirement benefits.

Position open until filled with preference given to applications received by May 30.

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to director@aldrichpubliclibrary.org.

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Science Librarian, Colby College, Waterville, ME

Colby College seeks a Science Librarian who is innovative and curious, adaptive and collaborative. The successful candidate will be fearless about engaging with sciences faculty, students and other campus partners to shape a dynamic 21st century teaching, learning and research environment.

Primary responsibilities:
The Sciences Librarian is a member of the Scholarly Resources and Services (SRS) group of librarians who, as liaisons to students and faculty in academic departments, provide a range of reference services, course-related library instruction and collection support. The Sciences Librarian is the liaison to all departments in the Natural Sciences Division (Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Mathematics & Statistics, Physics & Astronomy) as well as to
interdisciplinary programs in Environmental Studies, and Science, Technology & Society. The Sciences Librarian's office is within the Science Library, which is part of the science complex. A critical aspect of this position involves maintaining a strong presence in the College's science community, building and maintaining close relations with faculty and students in order to meet their teaching, learning, research, and publication needs. The librarian will be expected to
develop expertise in data issues and provide leadership for the Libraries in supporting data management and advocating for digital publishing/repository services. The librarian will provide direct support for teaching and learning by providing instruction/lab sessions, workshops, webbased guides and tutorials, and targeted reference services, through individual and group consultations and regular office hours. Also in conjunction with the science faculty, the librarian
will assess digital and print collections to ensure access to resources that support their research teaching.

This is a full-time, 12-month faculty position without rank, with the opportunity for sabbaticals.

Colby librarians collaborate with our CBB consortial colleagues at the Bowdoin and Bates College libraries. They are encouraged to serve on college-wide committees, and to participate in professional development activities.

Colby College is located in Waterville, Maine, which offers numerous cultural and outdoor recreational opportunities within the city limits and is undergoing a major downtown revitalization effort. Whether you lean towards world-class hiking, dining or museums, or funky country fairs and Grange hall dances, all are easy daytrips from Waterville.

Minimum qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS
  • Strong written, presentation and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Learner-centered orientation
  • An interest in and capacity to understand current research and information sources in a broad
  • range of science disciplines.
  • Desire to maintain current awareness and comfort with technology pertaining to the sciences
    and science librarianship.
  • Experience creating web-based learning tools.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in a science discipline or academic library experience providing science information services
  • Teaching experience, including developing learning outcomes, activities and assessment.
  • Knowledge of and experience with trends in data management and experience in crafting data management plans
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively

To express interest, please send a cover letter/statement of interest, curriculum vitae, separate statements detailing teaching philosophy and research interests, and names and contact information for three references as .pdf attachments to Stephanie Frost, Administrative Assistant, Colby College Libraries at sciencelibrarian@colby.edu.

Review of applications will begin in June 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

Preferred start date is September 1, 2016. For more information about the Colby College Libraries, contact Clem Guthro, Director of Libraries at cpguthro@colby.edu.

Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes employment decisions on the basis of the individual's qualifications to contribute to Colby's educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or veteran's status in
employment or in our educational programs. Colby is an Equal Opportunity employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and encourages applications from qualified persons of color, women, persons with disabilities, military veterans and members of other underrepresented groups. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution's education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby's Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights. For more information about the College, please visit our website: www.colby.edu

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

The Access Services Assistant has on-site responsibility for assuring the smooth functioning of the full range of Circulation and Public Services and assists with the oversight of the physical facilities during assigned hours . This is a part time position, working 20 hours: Saturday: 9AM to 7PM, Sunday: 12PM to 9:00PM, & three additional weekly hours as assigned. 

To learn more or apply for this role, please visit:

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Assistant Director & Community Health Education Coordinator, Health Sciences Library at University of Washington, Seattle, WA

THE LIBRARIES 

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

Health Sciences Library

Health Sciences Library (HSL) is a national leader in the development and application of innovative strategies and technologies to meet information and research needs for the benefit of patients and communities throughout the Pacific Northwest.  The HSL supports the education, research, and clinical programs of the six UW health science schools; UW Medicine Accountable Care Network (ACN), as well as the wider interdisciplinary biomedical community of the University.  The UW Medicine Accountable Care Network spans 46 cities and neighborhoods, and includes: 1,000+ primary care providers; 4,000+ specialists; 1,000+ clinics; 19 hospitals; 33+ urgent care clinics; and 19 emergency departments.  In partnership with the leadership of the UW Medicine Research Information Technology (RIT), Institute of Translational Health Sciences (ITHS), UW Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education (BIME), HEALWA, and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Pacific Northwest Region (NN/LM PNR), the Health Sciences Library is working to advance an institutional, regional and multi-disciplinary strategy to promote precision medicine and support translational research. The Health Sciences Library actively collaborates with campus partners to support curricular and practice transformation of the health delivery system through investment in knowledge, training and tools.  The partners work together to develop new, innovative tools for research and data management, to support existing tools, and to educate and train faculty, staff, and students in the effective use of these tools. This partnership extends the reach of the Health Sciences Library in order to disseminate information and awareness of the suite of resources and tools available at the University to the region.

HEALWA

Washington is home to some of the most innovative and transformational efforts in the nation to improve health care and lower costs, which have only been strengthened by an infusion of resources upon passage of HEALWA - Health Evidence Resource for Washington State (E2SSB 5930). HEALWA assures affordable, anytime, online access to current, authoritative clinical information and educational resources to eligible health care providers in Washington State. There are currently over 150,000 eligible users.  The incumbent will build on HEALWA's unique blend of entrepreneurship and collaboration by targeting outreach to professions who are new and underrepresented as registered HEALWA users. The key activities of HEALWA include:

  • Web-based Resource Portal (http://heal-wa.org) that provides a clearinghouse of curated evidence-based clinical resources including e-books, databases, and journals.
  • Mobile app development for key resources.
  • Workshop and training services.

THE POSITION

The University of Washington Health Sciences Library (HSL) seeks a highly energetic, knowledgeable, and innovative librarian with expertise in outreach and resource management to coordinate the Health Evidence Resource for Washington State (HEALWA) program and develop skills for library management.  Reporting to the PI, the Assistant Director will promote access to quality clinical information, supporting clinician knowledge and practice translation to spread efficiency, quality, evidence-based decisions, and best practices to improve health through the lifespan. This will be accomplished through a variety of strategies including: leading the design of a mobile app, supporting robust and effective linkages between providers and information resources to improve whole person care, facilitating communication, referrals and collaboration among related state-based practice transformation initiatives, optimizing and aligning technical and knowledge assistance.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

The Assistant Director & Community Health Education Coordinator is responsible for:

  • HEALWA programmatic leadership, strategic planning, budgeting, and management
  • Collaboratively foster strong lines of communication with state legislative delegations, executive branch agencies, lobbyists, governmental relations, and professional organizations
  • Assembling coordinate annual meetings of the Advisory Council
  • Selecting, managing, and evaluating information resources that support the clinical and patient care information needs of the Washington healthcare providers
  • Leading the creation of promotional materials, social media, and reports to stakeholders
  • Keeping current on state legislation and initiatives, to identify possibilities for collaboration and partnership on healthcare initiatives, responds to inquiries and bills, and to be proactive in ensuring that the HEALWA program remain current and relevant with collections and systems
  • Contributing to department-wide and library-wide priority setting and project management
  • Overall supervision of staff including staff development, mentoring, and performance assessment
  • Providing leadership for Open Educational Resources (OER) and clinical data management initiatives
  • Fostering an environment of collaboration, creative thinking, and continuous improvement

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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 work place
  • Experience managing an electronic collection and/or continuing education budget;
  • At least two years departmental or programmatic supervisory experience
  • Recent record of successful partnerships with campus and consortial organizations
  • Demonstrated knowledge of evidence-based practice and its application within a variety of health science disciplines
  • Experience and comfort using new and emerging technologies
  • Ability to work collaboratively and collegially within a team
  • Expert in communicating and managing relationships with stakeholders

Preferred

  • Experience with healthcare marketing
  • Experience with mobile app development
  • Interest in grant writing including planning and budgeting
  • Established record of research, publication, and/or professional contribution

SALARY: $50,000 minimum. Starting salary commensurate with qualifications and background. Position is funded under contract with the WA Department of Health.

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

BENEFITS

Librarians are academic personnel and participate in the University of Washington Retirement Plan on a matching basis. Vacation is accrued at the rate of 24 working days per year; sick leave at the rate of 12 working days per year. No state or local income tax.

APPLICATION PROCESS

To apply for this position, please submit the following information to libhr@uw.edu:

  • Cover letter (addressed to Laura Lillard, Assistant Director, Libraries Academic Human Resources)
  • 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" 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, June 10, 2016.

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

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

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

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

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Research & Data Coordinator, Health Sciences Library at University of Washington, Seattle, WA

THE LIBRARIES: 

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

Health Sciences Library

Health Sciences Library (HSL) is a national leader in the development and application of innovative strategies and technologies to meet information and research needs for the benefit of patients and communities throughout the Pacific Northwest. The HSL supports the education, research, and clinical programs of the six UW health science schools; UW Medicine Accountable Care Network (ACN), as well as the wider interdisciplinary biomedical community of the University. The UW Medicine Accountable Care Network spans 46 cities and neighborhoods, and includes: 1,000+ primary care providers; 4,000+ specialists; 1,000+ clinics; 19 hospitals; 33+ urgent care clinics; and 19 emergency departments. In partnership with the leadership of the UW Medicine Research Information Technology (RIT), Institute of Translational Health Sciences (ITHS), UW Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education (BIME), HEALWA, and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Pacific Northwest Region (NN/LM PNR), the Health Sciences Library is working to advance an institutional, regional and multi-disciplinary strategy to promote precision medicine and support translational research. The Health Sciences Library actively collaborates with campus partners to support curricular and practice transformation of the health delivery system through investment in knowledge, training and tools. 

Regional Medical Library, NN/LM PNR

UW HSL serves as the NN/LM PNR Regional Medical Library (RML) under a 5-year cooperative agreement with the National Library of Medicine for the 2016-2021 period. The goal of the NN/LM is to advance the progress of medicine and improve public health by providing U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information, and improve individuals' access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health. Eight Health Sciences Libraries across the country function as the RML for their respective region. The RMLs coordinate the operation of NN/LM libraries and other organizations to carry out regional and national programs. The RML for the Pacific Northwest Region coordinate programs and services for network member organizations and unaffiliated health professionals in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington.

THE POSITION

The UW Libraries seeks an energetic, creative, innovative, and service-oriented individual interested in being part of a collaborative team that works together to improve access to and sharing of biomedical and health information resources, with an emphasis on resources produced by the National Library of Medicine. This position will be one of a team of four coordinators in the RML and will report to the NN/LM PNR Associate Director.

As a core position in the RML, the Research & Data Coordinator will carry out activities to increase the effective use of biomedical information resources, including NLM products and services by researchers and academic librarians who serve them. The incumbent will build relationships and collaborations with academic librarians, researchers, data organizations and state or regional initiatives to promote equitable access to information and effective management and use of data to accelerate research, improve patient outcomes and reduce health disparities. 

Duties will also include working with staff in the other seven RMLs of the NN/LM and the National Network Coordinating Office (NNCO) headquartered at the National Library of Medicine. NN/LM PNR is funded by a cooperative agreement from the National Library of Medicine.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  1. Develops in person and online workshops and training sessions to promote awareness and use of NLM and NIH resources and tools in the research and academic community, working collaboratively with the National Training Office and peers in other NN/LM regions to share information and to mitigate duplication of effort.
  2. Participates in assessing needs and developing programs to increase support for big data initiatives, such as skills in creating data management plans and helping scientific researchers find appropriate data repositories to submit their data.
  3. Exhibits at regional and local conferences and meetings reaching NN/LM PNR target populations; submits workshop proposals aimed at educating researchers, students, faculty, and staff about NLM and NIH resources.
  4. Provides information and consultation on NN/LM PNR funding opportunities; solicits funding applications from Network members and monitors progress of ongoing awards.
  5. Shares information via the PNR blog, Twitter, Facebook, and website to promote current awareness in scholarly and research trends, data management, and NLM resources and tools.
  6. Ensure resources included on the NN/LM PNR website are compliant with requirements in Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
  7. Assume other responsibilities as assigned; performs other duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

  • Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace
  • Familiarity with NLM and NNLM programs
  • Knowledge and/or experience with big data, data management support, and data repositories
  • Strong teaching skills and demonstrated experience creating effective instructional materials
  • Proficiency with NLM resources and other bibliographic and citation databases, such as PubMed, PubMed Health, Google Scholar, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative and collegial team environment
  • Excellent organizational, time, and project management skills
  • Ability to thrive in an environment characterized by ambiguity, change, and occasionally competing agendas
  • Willingness to travel (5-6 times per year) by air, train, or car, depending on purpose of trip

Preferred:

  • Experience in academic libraries
  • Coursework in medical librarianship
  • Demonstrated understanding of the evolving scholarly communications environment and open access/open data initiatives 
  • Experience with one or more content management systems, blog software, and web page editing packages 

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

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

BENEFITS:    Librarians are academic personnel and participate in the University of Washington Retirement Plan on a matching basis. Vacation is accrued at the rate of 24 working days per year; sick leave at the rate of 12 working days per year. No state or local income tax.

APPLICATION PROCESS

To apply for this position, please submit the following information to libhr@uw.edu:

Cover letter (addressed to Laura Lillard, Assistant Director, Libraries Academic Human Resources)

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: Research & Data Coordinator" 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, June 17, 2016.

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

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

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

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

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Archivist, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA), New York, NY

THE ROLE

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) is looking for an innovative archivist to lead its archival and records management functions. Reporting to the Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary of LCPA, the archivist is the principal information resources specialist within the LCPA and plays a major role supporting the daily work and operations of the organization, while also providing critical support for new initiatives and program areas.

The Setting

LCPA is a diverse, dynamic organization with several new initiatives in which the archives will play a key role.  These include the renovation of David Geffen Hall, the newly launched Hall of Fame, and greatly expanded digital programing for the public.  In addition, LCPA has upgraded its digital infrastructure with a new, integrated digital asset and rights management system.  It is critical that the Archive be strategically integrated into these and the complex spectrum of the business and creative activities of the organization.  The new archivist will play a key role in re-imagining the Archive in a 21st century context and so how it can better support a renewed, digitally-oriented, team-integrated, and outward-facing LCPA.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Administers and updates retention and disposal schedules
  • Advises the Senior Vice President on archival policies and practices
  • Provides document access services for the entire organization, including digital document delivery and onsite consultations
  • Provides reference services for staff, scholars and for the public, as needed
  • Evaluates records for long-term archival retention
  • Ensures the proper conservation and preservation of paper-based and digital record assets
  • Supervises all staff assigned to the Archive
  • Works with staff throughout the organization to ensure the appropriate implementation of records maintenance and transfer responsibilities
  • Collaborates with Digital Media and Community Engagement staff on public outreach, development, and education

Qualifications

  • 5-7 years of experience in a non-profit or commercial archive
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and organize effectively
  • Proven interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with a range of clients and colleagues
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Knowledgeable about current trends in information resources, document management systems, and related digital discovery tools
  • Ability to lift or move 25 pounds on a regular basis
  • A BA/BS and an MLIS or the equivalent in theory and practice

About Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) serves three primary roles: it is the world's leading presenter of superb artistic programming, is a national leader in arts and education and community relations, and functions as the manager of the Lincoln Center Campus.

Submission Procedure

Please submit a resume and cover letter (with salary requirements and outlining your interest in Lincoln Center) to the humanresources@lincolncenter.org inbox. Submissions without cover letters will not be reviewed.

Please list: Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) Archivist in the subject line.

Internal Candidates should contact a member of the Human Resources Department directly. Lincoln Center is an equal opportunity employer. 

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Research and Instructional Services Librarian, Ruth Lilly Law Library, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis, IN

Position Description

The Research and Instructional Services Librarian will work with librarians, faculty and other library staff in advancing the library's educational programming, including the library's legal research instruction courses and programs for faculty and students; provide reference service to a faculty and student body with increasingly interdisciplinary research interests and all library patrons; participate in evening and weekend reference coverage; assist in developing and promoting instructional and user support materials including multimedia and web-based material; participate in the faculty liaison program; assist with other information services activities; work on team-based projects; and participate in collection development. The Research and Instructional Services Librarian reports to the Assistant Director for Information Services.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Collaborate with other librarians to teach legal research in the classroom and online in the library's legal instructional courses including developing and enhancing the legal research curriculum with existing and emerging multi-media technology.
  2. Provide legal research instruction to Law School faculty and students in informal training sessions.
  3. Provide reference and research assistance to library users with an emphasis on service to the faculty, students and staff of the Law School by participating in day, evening and weekend reference schedule.
  4. Participate in the faculty liaison program and provide liaison support to law reviews and moot court.
  5. Assist in developing and coordinating library marketing materials including library blog.
  6. Participate in collection development by evaluating and selecting information resources.
  7. Other duties as assigned by the Law Library Director and Assistant Director for Information Services.

Qualifications

REQUIRED

  1. J.D. from ABA approved law school; M.L.S. from ALA accredited library school.
  2. Research and reference experience and evidence of successful teaching experience in an academic law library or commensurate experience.
  3. Demonstrated proficiency in traditional and computer-assisted legal research methods and excellent knowledge of legal and interdisciplinary research resources including print and electronic materials.
  4. Demonstrated expertise in the use of technologies including instructional technology, internet resources, and integrated library systems.
  5. Evidence of ability to meet Indiana University (IUPUI campus) promotion and tenure requirements including scholarship and participation in professional activities.

PREFERRED

  1. Excellent interpersonal and oral/written communication skills.
  2. Demonstrated strong service orientation and leadership skills.
  3. Ability to work effectively and creatively in a collaborative environment including meeting deadlines

Salary

Commensurate with qualifications and experience

To Apply

Send cover letter, résumé, and names of three references to:

Miriam Murphy
Ruth Lilly Law Library
530 W. New York Street
Indianapolis, IN  46202-3225
(317) 274-1928
E-mail: mimurphy@iupui.edu 

E-mail applications accepted.

IUPUI is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action educator, employer and contractor M/F/D

The complete job description (with application deadline) is also available at Jobs@IU.

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Information Services Librarian, Sharon Public Library, Sharon, MA

Definition

Information Services Librarian performs professional library duties with responsibility for providing reference and information services, readers' advisory, and may assist with interlibrary loan.

Supervision

Work is performed under the general direction of the Assistant Director/Head of Information Services and/or Director, plans, implements, and follows through on assigned projects.

Job Environment

Work is preformed under typical office and library conditions; work environment is moderately noisy; required to work regular library hours, which include evening and weekend hours.

Operates computer and other standard office equipment.

Makes constant contact with library patrons; makes frequent contact with community groups and schools, police, and other town departments; contacts are by phone, in person, and in writing, and require excellent customer service skills.

Errors could result in injury to self or others, delay or loss of services, damage to the library buildings, equipment, and materials, and legal repercussions

Essential Functions
The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from th.e position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the
position.

Provides, with varying levels of complexity, information, reference and referral services to all library users, utilizing in-house resources, the Old Colony Library Network, additional libraries' resources and the Internet.

Provides readers' advisory services to all library users.

In cooperation with the Assistant Director/Head of Information Services, responsible for collection development and maintenance of reference materials. May participate in other collection development duties as assigned.

Assists library users in the use of all library resources and equipment.

Under supervision and evaluation of Assistant Director/Head of Information Services and/or Director, plans, implements, and follows through on assigned projects.

May prepare bibliographies to assist patrons in the use of the library.

May be responsible for assisting with interlibrary loan and reserve materials.

Performs circulation functions as necessary.

Coordinates, on certain weekend and evening hours when other professional staff are not on duty, the operation of the library, providing all services and responding to all inquiries. Follows standard practices and library procedures. May be responsible for opening, closing and securing
the building.

Keeps abreast of current trends in librarianship and library technologies by attending professional workshops and reviewing professional journals.

Performs other related duties as required.

Has regular contact with library patrons and other library personnel. Contacts involve frequent telephone contact with other libraries, and assisting patrons in person with library procedures.

Recommended Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience

Master's degree in library science from an ALA accredited school. Prior experience working in a public library setting is desirable. Ability to communicate well and to organize and manage projects. Proven ability to work as part of team.

Knowledge, Ability and Skill

Knowledge. Professional knowledge of the concepts, principles, tools, practices and techniques of librarianship. Knowledge of computer systems, including general knowledge of hardware, software and telecommunications equipment. Knowledge of CDROM, Internet, and other library -related technologies. Knowledge of library procedures, rules, policies and the ability to apply them in a manner that is consistent and professional.

Ability. Ability to deal with and assist the public in a friendly and polite manner. Ability to direct the work of professional and non-professional subordinates. Ability to meet and deal with people appropriately and effectively. Abil ity to express oneself orally and in writing. Ability to listen and interpret requests for information and services and to develop responses or develop alternatives. Ability to operate a keyboard, computer, telephone and standard office equipment. Ability to maintain and service library equipment.

Skill. Good planning and organizational skills. Excellent customer service and communication skills.

Physical Requirements
Moderate physical effort required in performing typical library functions. Frequent standing, walking and sitting. Ability to operate a keyboard at efficient speed. Frequently required to sit, talk, listen, or use hands. Vision and hearing at, or correctable to, normal ranges; work function
involve close work with books, library materials and computers. The employee must have the ability to lift and/or move materials weighing up to 30 pounds but seldom more than 100 pounds, such as books, computers, printers, etc. May be required to access library materials at a height
up to seven feet and at floor level.

This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the employee, and is subject to change by the employer, as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

Salary Information: $23.86 to $32.06 in 10 steps Please email letter of interest, resume and three professional references to:

Library Director Lee Ann Amend at:

Lamend@ocln.org

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Library Assistant, Fenway High School Library, Boston, MA

This is a brand new library in a newly renovated high school in Mission Hill, serving a diverse population of students and staff. We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic about working with teens in an urban school environment - you do not have to be in the SLTP program.

Role: Assisting the Information and Media Specialist; staffing the library on Friday from 8am-1pm and Tuesday afternoons from 2pm-5pm, plus one other afternoon per week from 2pm-5pm from September through December with hours still available but subject to change in January.

This position could be filled by one person or split between two, with one working Friday and the other working Tuesday plus one additional afternoon.

Responsibilities:

  • Staffing the library when the teacher-librarian is not present
  • Assisting students/staff with readers advisory and finding materials
  • Assisting students with database/technology questions
  • Managing the circulation of books and other materials
  • Shelving books
  • Keeping the library clean and orderly
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Desire to work with teens
  • Passion for reading/talking about books
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Experience working in an urban environment is preferred but not necessary

Pay: $12 per hour

Start Date: This position would begin September 8, 2016, however I would love to bring the person in as soon as possible for a few afternoons, so you get the feel of the library before beginning.

Please email your resume and letter of interest to:

Bonnie McBride
Information and Media Specialist
Fenway High School
bmcbride@fenwayhs.org

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Access Services Librarian/Circulation Supervisor, Barry University, Orlando, FL

Opening Date/Time: Tue. 03/08/16 12:00 AM Eastern Time

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Starting Salary: Depends on Qualifications

Job Type: Regular Full-Time

Location: Law Campus, 6441 East Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32807

Department: School of Law, Library

Barry University School of Law is currently seeking an individual who will be responsible for the operation of the Law Library Circulation Department, This includes supervising the staffing and the functioning of the Circulation Desk of the Law Library, reserves, inter-library loans, routine retrieval of locally held items for law faculty, staff and students, and ensuring courteous efficient access services to all library patrons, during all hours the Law Library is open.

Essential Duties:

Managing all aspects of the Circulation Department of the Law Library in order to provide the best possible service to all library users by:

  • Developing, with the input of other Department Heads, circulation policies and procedures designed to maximize library users' access to the collection.
  • Enforcing Library policies and procedures, especially access policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for all circulation financial transactions.
  • Collecting, compiling and reporting department statistics.
  • Hiring, training, supervising and evaluating all Circulation Department staff, including full time Circulation Assistants and part-time student employees.
  • Ensures proper coverage to maintain department operation and workflow.
  • Creating and reporting all changes in library hours due to holidays, exams and intersessions.
  • Timely communication of team schedule to all Library staff members.
  • Monitoring staff's public service attitude toward patrons and providing training on library systems and software.

As a Functional Head, the incumbent serves as contact for stack maintenance by:

  • Assigning loose-leaf filing, shelf-reading, shelving of materials, collection shifting and other related duties to student workers and to Circulation Assistants. 
  • Serving as the point of contact for training on the Integrated Library System.
  • Serving as contact for the library for issues relating to copiers, printers, computers, supplies, fax machines and other technology issues which need service calls, repairs, etc.
  • Working with the IT Department to resolve computer and other technology issues as they arise. 

Perform other related duties as assigned or required.

Qualifications:

  • MLS degree required. 
  • 3 - 5 years of  professional, non-professional, or combination of professional or non-professional library experience required.
  • Minimum of two years of management or supervisory experience in library circulation strongly preferred.
  • Familiarity with OCLC, ILLiad, WorldCat, Innovative Interfaces System (Sierra). Strong supervisory skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Supplemental Information:

Barry University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment.

To Apply:

View posting online.

 

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Head of Technical Services, Barry University, Orlando, FL

Opening Date/Time: Thu. 03/03/16 12:00 AM Eastern Time

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Starting Salary: Depends on Qualifications

Job Type: Regular Full-Time

Location: Law Campus, 6441 East Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32807

Department: School of Law, Library

Barry University School of Law, Library is currently seeking an individual who will be responsible for direct oversight; supervision; and short-term, long-term, and strategic planning for all aspects of the work of the Technical Services function in the Law Library.  Responsible for planning and coordinating workflow of all aspects of library resource acquisitions, creation of access points, and cataloging for all material types as well as for planning for and managing the smooth functioning of the Library's Innovative ILS and all of its modules.  The main focus of this position is to plan for, coordinate the work flow of, and coordinate the gathering of statistics about the resources moving through the function and their usage so that patrons may be well served by the Library and so that the Library's budget can be maximized.

Essential Duties:

Directly oversees the TS function by means of supervision, mentoring, developing, and managing the work of TS employees by:

  • Hiring, or overseeing the hiring and evaluation, and workflow analysis of full-time and part-time TS staff including students.
  • Directly supervising and evaluating the work of the Resources Management Librarian and the Technical Services Coordinator. 

Plans for TS function need by:

  • Coordinating with other Library administrators to evaluate, plan for, implement, and evaluate new collection services, functions, ILS modules, and statistical information needs.
  • Preparing, evaluating, and annually updating TS process and procedure documents that can be useful in training new staff and in evaluating staff generally, and determining the need for process changes. 

Oversees the financial information gathering and reporting about information resources in Sierra and works with the School's Director of Finance and the Administrative Assistant to the Associate Dean for Information Services as needed by:

  • Ensuring that invoices are reviewed and processed weekly, problems are identified quickly, bills are paid timely, and payment problems are resolved quickly and effectively.
  • Maintaining an up-to-date list of and gathering database statistics and other vendor statistics about the use of electronic resources at least monthly to use in establishing ROI for the library and the use of its resources. 

Coordinates with the Main Library concerning the Innovative and Serial Solutions shared systems by:    

  • Working with the Main Library on Innovative maintenance issues, problem resolution, and procedures.
  • Assisting with system upgrade planning and implementation in order to ensure the smooth functioning of all modules at all times. 

Coordinates with relevant University and Law School staff on the contractual and approval processes required to obtain new digital databases and products by:

  • Overseeing purchase agreement processing for all new Library acquisitions including contract formation, contract renewals, and oversight of purchasing mechanism affecting contacts, requisitions, and purchase orders.
  • Problem resolution with all contracts, agreements, and higher level vendor related issues. 

Performs other related duties as assigned or as required.

Qualificaitons:

  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Master's degree in Librarianship; MLS required.
  • Three or more years' experience as a supervisor required.
  • Five or more years' experience in Technical services operations required.
  • Two or more years' experience with library acquisitions, and three or more years' experience working with a library integrated management system (Innovative Interfaces Millennium preferred) and other digital data systems.

Supplemental Information:

This is a professional, non-tenure track position without teaching or scholarship requirements.

Barry University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment.

Apply Online:

View posting online.

 

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Outreach and Research Services Librarian, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Job Summary

The Outreach and Research Services Librarian will:

  • Take a leading role in the outreach and communication activities of the library
  •   evelop and coordinate library marketing and outreach materials such as social media posts, online tutorials and guides, displays, exhibits, brochures, newsletter and featured acquisitions lists
  • Lead the Law Library's Public Relations Team.
  • Liaise with other Law School offices and groups to develop and implement outreach activities and promote library services
  • Promote Digital Commons content and upload new Digital Commons content in a timely manner
  • Provide in-person and virtual reference services
  • Offer legal research instruction such as class presentations, informal training, library tours, continuing legal education seminars, or Law School 1L, advanced or specialized legal research courses which may include teaching research skills to foreign law students
  • Assist with institutional research projects
  • Participate in management of the Law Library by actively contributing to planning and evaluating and implementing best practices for library services, resources and technologies
  • Contribute to collection development; identify materials for inclusion, cancellation and withdrawal from the Law Library collection
  • Participate in professional, scholarly and service activities

Minimum Qualifications

Required: A J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school and an M.L.S. or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited institution.

A successful candidate will possess strong interpersonal communication skills (including a welcoming manner, active listening, and nonjudgmental response); excellent project management skills; demonstrated ability to work with all library patrons and staff in a friendly, courteous, and professional fashion; enthusiasm for contributing to a collaborative work environment; and demonstrated ability to work well independently and collegially.

Preferred Qualifications

Understanding of marketing concepts and best practices. Proficiency with design software and web-based promotional tools. Demonstrated ability to provide legal research services and instruction.

To Apply

View posting online.

 

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Temporary part-time Library Assistant, Whitinsville School Library, Northbridge, MA

Position Information:

The Town of Northbridge seeks candidates for a TEMPORARY part-time Library Assistant at the Whitinsville Social Library from June 6-August 26. The available shifts are Mondays from 10-3, Tuesdays from 10-3 and every other Friday from 1-6.

Primarily responsible for direct customer service work with customers, checking materials in and out & creating new cards, promoting library services, and helping patrons with self-service options including:

  • Managing their library account
  • Checking out books with self-check system
  • Self-registering for events
  • Downloading ebooks and other downloadable material. 

Must be able to work with all people in the community, especially children and teens. Candidate must be able to perform & prioritize tasks and increase output without losing accuracy. The work is fast-paced and detailed.

Performs Library Page tasks (shelving books, pulling books, shelf-reading) in the absence of a Library Page.

Pay range is $12.03-$14.62 per  hour in 5 steps.  College students are welcome.  

Required Qualifications:

  • H.S. Diploma and 6 months experience in customer-facing position.  
  • Energetic
  • 2 years of computer experience
  • Experience with downloadable media & devices
  • Experience with personal computers, Internet/browsers & printers
  • Ability to understand alpha-numeric organizational schemes
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds, stand for up to 8 hours, repeatedly bend and stoop to reach shelves, and work under very noisy conditions for up to 1 hour. 

Preferred Qualification

  • Own a Tablet/Smartphone
  • Reads for enjoyment
  • Regular Public Library patron

To Apply

Interested applicants should submit completed Town of Northbridge employment application to:

Jennifer Woodward
Library Director
Whitinsville Social Library,
17 Church St, Whitinsville, MA 01588.
Or email jwoodward@cwmars.org

Applications can be picked up at the library or downloaded at   http://tinyurl.com/zwbn8x7

Deadline is Thu, May 26, 2016.

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Law Librarian, AccuFile Inc., Boston, MA

AccuFile, Inc., a professional Library services firm, is seeking an experienced part-time, Law Librarian.

The Law Librarian performs a wide range of duties in support of the Firm's attorney's and on-site library.

Responsibilities include all aspects of managing the law library including legal research and reference assistance.
The ideal candidate must be a hands on, highly organized individual with the ability to work approximately 8-10 hours/week (2 days).

Core responsibilities:

A working knowledge of principles and procedures of professional library work. Provide skilled legal and non-legal research using traditional and electronic resources. Library operational functions to include rectifying and processing vendor invoices, inter-library loan duties, checking in library material in firms ILS.

Ability to deliver superior service to all internal and external customers and communicate effectively.

Qualifications:

MLS required.

Law library experience or JD preferred.

To be considered for this position please forward cover letter
and resume to Karen Micciche at jobs@accufile.com

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Reference Librarian, Bentley University, Waltham, MA

Job Description:

Position Information:

Bentley University Library, supporting research and coursework within and across business and the arts and sciences, has an exciting opportunity for a Reference Librarian for Research and Instruction. The Librarian is part of a team of dedicated librarians delivering personalized reference service and learner-centered instruction to Bentley's faculty and students in traditional and online learning environments.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Provide research and reference service and information literacy instruction to students and faculty
  • Serve as library liaison for specific departments and academic initiatives. Work with faculty, chairs and/or deans to ensure that the library collection meets their research and curriculum needs
  • Create, develop and promote instructional videos for both on-campus and off-campus learners, in collaboration with reference librarians
  • Provide access to online tutorials for use by distance and campus-based students and faculty, in collaboration with the Electronic Resources Librarian and the Academic Technology Center

Essential Functions:

  • Provide research assistance at the reference desk and via email, chat and phone
  • Develop subject-specific collections and evaluate library resources in specific academic subject areas as part of academic liaison responsibilities
  • Create and develop online learning videos and tutorials
  • Teach bibliographic instruction, information literacy classes and small group workshops on specific library resources or services to faculty and students
  • Contribute to ongoing assessment of the effectiveness and impact Reference Services has on faculty and student research
  • Attend professional conferences and workshops in order to keep current with trends, developments, and resources in librarianship, teaching and information literacy

Minimum Qualifications (Education and Experience Requirements)

  • Master's degree in Library and Information Science, or equivalent from an ALA accredited institution
  • One to two years reference and instruction experience, preferably in a business academic library setting
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently, within a team environment, and with diverse groups

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to create online tutorials to enhance learning and instruction using such software as Camtasia, Captivate, Demo Builder, etc.
  • Fluency in developing Springshare's LibGuides and other research aids
  • Teaching experience with an aptitude for information literacy instruction

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.
  • The work requires some physical exertion such as long periods of standing; or recurring activities such as bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching; or recurring lifting of moderately heavy items such as boxes of books or journals.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Application Instructions:

To apply or to learn more about this opportunity, visit: http://jobs.bentley.edu/postings/1877

Bentley University requires reference checks and may conduct other pre-employment screening.

Bentley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, building strength through diversity.

Online Application Address:

http://jobs.bentley.edu/postings/1877

 

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Library Assistant, Buckingham Browne & Nichols School, Cambridge, MA

BB&N is seeking a flexible and energetic Library Assistant for the Upper, Middle and Lower Schools. Responsibilities include assisting with front desk circulation and library coverage, providing clerical and administrative support including ordering supplies and books and processing new books. The Library Assistant is considered an integral part of the three-person library team on each campus. This is a 40-hour week, academic year (September through early June) position between three libraries in close proximity.

The Library Assistant will also:

  • Work collaboratively with faculty,
  • Encourage an atmosphere that is welcoming to students and conducive to study,
  • Complete other responsibilities.

The successful candidate will have at least a Bachelor's degree and some experience working in a school library and/or working with 4-18 year-olds. The Library Assistant will demonstrate solid competencies, such as attention to detail, computer skills and the ability to work independently.

In addition, the Library Assistant will have demonstrated:

  • Good organizational skills,
  • Enjoyment working with students in an educational setting,
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills,
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues,
  • High standards of professional conduct,
  • A good sense of humor,
  • Commitment to working in and fostering an inclusive community.

Please visit the employment opportunities page at www.bbns.org or click the link below to complete your online application. Upload your Cover Letter, Resume, Personal Statement and/or Teaching Philosophy and Reference List as a single combined Word Document where it says ATTACH A RESUME (last section of the application). Documents submitted in PDF format are not accepted.

Buckingham Browne & Nichols School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, gender, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any non-job related physical or mental disability. We welcome candidates who will increase our diversity; we encourage candidates of color to apply.

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Library Summer Internship (Volunteer), Temple Israel Library, Boston, MA

Help Me Hack the Library!

Temple Israel Library
477 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

Supervisor: Ann Abrams | aabrams@tisrael.org
Starting date: Summer, to be arranged with intern.

Dates: All of June,  first three weeks of July, possibly last week of August.
Number of hours per week: Minimum 5 hours per week. Maximum - 20. Schedule can be flexible, within Monday - Friday, 9:00 - 5:00, with possibility of Tuesday evening hours.

Description

A library intern in the Dr. Arnold L. Segel Library Center of Temple Israel, Boston, will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the day-to-day operations of a small library. Interns are also encouraged to see our library as a laboratory for trying out new things, that may succeed or not, but ultimately, will be learning experiences.

The main projects for the summer session will be:

  • Hacking and transforming the library: I'm looking for someone to help me re-vision the library so that what we do and what it looks like responds better to our community and to the realities of a 21st century world. This process has started, but I'm very interested in getting a library school student's input.
  • Assisting with weeding the collection and organizing the withdrawn books for a used book sale in the early summer.

The intern will also have the opportunity to work independently, and to assist the librarian in all/some of the following areas, depending on interest and time:

  • Shelving
  • Cataloging
  • Staffing circulation desk
  • Responding to reference inquiries
  • Marketing the library via social networking and other media
  • Creating pathfinders on a variety of subjects.
  • Grant research
  • The intern could possibly shadow the librarian at meetings with patrons and staff
  • Assist the librarian with book groups.
  • Other projects that interest the intern.

We are .7 miles from Simmons, and very close to the Longwood MBTA station, and several other public transport stations/stops. Parking can be arranged during the summer months.

Qualifications
Good interpersonal skills, as there is interaction with patrons and other staff. Enthusiasm for working in a library; interest in Judaica and/or special libraries. The ability to turn on a dime: There may be times when an intern is working on a project and is interrupted by a patron needing assistance. There is no requirement re: coursework. Background in Jewish studies not required, but a plus; knowledge of Hebrew not required, but a plus. Sense of humor a plus.

Please send, via email, letter of interest and resume, by June 1st, to Ann Abrams, Librarian, aabrams@tisrael.org

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Temporary Library Assistant, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Summary:  Excellent opportunity to assist with and learn more about the daily public services operations and general administrative support of an academic business library.  Must be able to effectively operate independently to open and prepare the library for service and provide service to patrons while simultaneously completing other duties.

Available immediately, this is a 17 hour per week, temporary position.

Hours:  MON - FRI, mornings

Duties:

  • Performs primary circulation and customer service assistance, checks books in/out, provides directional and general access assistance, ready reference, and performs start-of-day library opening tasks.
  • Assists with mail processing, pulling and scanning of materials, shelving, data entry, and clerical duties as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Excellent customer service skills are required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.
  • Demonstrated experience showing attention to detail and excellent organizational skills are necessary.
  • Library experience strongly preferred.

To apply:  Please send resume and cover letter to harvardlibraryhr@harvard.edu

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Health and Human Services Librarian, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

The University of New Hampshire Library seeks a dynamic, innovative librarian for the newly created position of Health & Human Services Librarian.  This librarian will serve as liaison to the College of Health & Human Services, a college with numerous nationally accredited programs, growing enrollments, the recent addition of a doctoral program, and services that impact northern New England. Situated in UNH's main library, Dimond Library, the Health & Human Services Librarian will provide reference, research, instruction, and collection development support for the disciplines located within CHHS, and will participate in general reference and instruction activities working closely with members of the reference staff and other library units.

In addition to experience in teaching and use of resources relevant to health and human services, experience with mobile apps, and the ability to support grant writing and management, the successful candidate will have general knowledge of data sources in health areas, the ability to work with library colleagues to support scholarly communication initiatives and newly emerging modes of research, and the ability to provide general reference and instruction in the humanities and social sciences. Reporting to the Dean of the University Library through the Library Faculty Chair, this is a 12-month, tenure-track faculty position with appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, depending on qualifications. The successful candidate will be expected to meet University and Library promotion and tenure requirements, which, among other things, include scholarship and active participation in library, university, and professional service.

Minimum contractual salary offer for FY17 is $74,950 for the rank of Assistant Professor with a competitive benefits package.

The University of New Hampshire is a major research institution, providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate programs and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast, and is convenient to New Hampshire's lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of over 15,000 students, with over 900 (full and part-time) faculty, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs. UNH tenure-track faculty are represented by the AAUP for collective bargaining.

The University seeks excellence through diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff and students. The university prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged.

For a full job description and application process, please visit http://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/21198

To receive full consideration for this position, in addition to completing the required on-line application form, please be prepared to submit: Resume, cover letter and contact information for three (3) professional references.  

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

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Project Archivist Intern (Summer 2016), Artspace, New Haven, CT

Artspace, a non-profit art gallery in New Haven, CT is interested in hosting a Project Archivist Intern. Under direct supervision of the PR Coordinator and Research Manager/Archivist the intern will assist with website and archive development. The Project Archivist Intern will participate in the following projects: curate the online digital exhibited materials; create digital artifacts; rehouse collections; and assist in data entry as needed.

Compensation:
This is an unpaid internship, however interns may obtain academic credit for the internship. It is the applicant's responsibility to set up the internship with their school. Artspace will provide performance review and grading, as required.

Availability:

  • Summer of 2016
  • Can be extended into Fall 2016
  • Preferably at least two-three full days (16 - 24 hours) per week

Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled and pursuing a masters degree in Library and Information Science, History, Museum Studies, or a related field
  • Detail-oriented and self-motivated
  • Experience with Salesforce and Wordpress preferred but not required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Previous experience at an archive
  • Basic knowledge of archival standards
  • Ability to lift artifact boxes up to 40lbs

To Apply:
Please send cover letter and resume to Magee Lawhorn at magee@artspacenh.org

Magee Lawhorn (magee@artspacenh.org)
Archivist, Artspace
50 Orange Street, New Haven, CT
p - 203.772.2709  f  - 203.772.0850 w - artspacenh.org/

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Scholarly Communication Intern (unpaid), University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries, Amherst, MA

Scholarly Communications Office
University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries
154 Hicks Way
Amherst, MA 01003

Supervisor: Marilyn Billings | mbillings@library.umass.edu

Internship Description:

The University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries, in partnership with the Simmons School of Library & Information Science, offers the opportunity to work with the librarians in the Scholarly Communication Office at UMass Amherst to continue our scholarly publishing and digital repository efforts. With a faculty advisor of a for-credit internship, graduate students will gain a semester of experience in this emerging field of librarianship by working closely with the Scholarly Communication Librarian, the Copyright and Information Policy Librarian, and other members of the Scholarly Communication Team.

Students may choose among, or suggest some combination of, the following projects:

  • Assist in the Library Publishing Services area by participating in the development of new open access journals or conference proceedings
  • Learn about the relevance of and learn how to teach others about copyright, fair use, open access and the use of Creative Commons licenses from the Copyright and Information Policy Librarian; assist in planning workshops on these topics
  • Develop metadata subject headings for repository collections
  • Capture engagement and outreach efforts in collaboration with the Office of Research or other campus departments
  • Assist in the ongoing development of the Open Education Initiative, a collaboration between the Libraries and the Provost's Office, an exciting new area for libraries
  • These projects continue the development of ScholarWorks @ UMass Amherst, one of the most successful Digital Commons institutional repositories in the world. In addition, the intern will have the opportunity to create and update content for the websites that are maintained by the Scholarly Communication Office.

New opportunities continually arise so please contact Marilyn Billings, Scholarly Communication Librarian, at mbillings@library.umass.edu to discuss these new prospects or to obtain additional information about the current projects listed above.

Compensation
Unpaid


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(School) Library Management Intern (unpaid), Boston Public Schools, Roxbury, MA

Boston Public Schools, Literary Services
2300 Washington Street
Roxbury, MA 02119
United States
Supervisor: Dr. Deborah Lang Froggatt | dfroggatt@bostonpublicschools.org

Description
(School) is in parentheses because this position offers library program management engagement at the larger institutional level.  Boston Public Schools Library Services Director oversees 68 library staff in 53 schools.  The purpose of Director of Library Services position is to strengthen the program, support the library team in the field, integrate library services with other BPS departments, manage a district wide budget and, most importantly provide equitable student access to library resources. Acquired skills and work experiences transfer to most LIS institutional practices.
The internship is located in at the state-of-the-art BPS district offices in the Bolling Building, 2300 Washington Street, Boston MA.  School library visits with the Director of Library services are optional.

The intern position focus will include:

  • Reconstructing a district-wide library long range plan based on the MA Board of Library Commissioners LRP;
  • Analyzing school library interlibrary loan usage in the Metro Boston Library Network in order to facilitate equitable BPS Library resource sharing;
  • Furthering the integration of the BPS library program within the district Strategy Team Program;
  • Recreating BPS Library Virtual Learning Commons webpages;
  • Other related tasks generated from the intern's interest and experience.

Compensation
Unpaid

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Content Creation and Management Intern (unpaid), University of Connecticut Libraries, Storrs, CT

University of Connecticut Libraries
Homer Babbidge Library
369 Fairfield Way
Storrs, CT 06269

Supervisor:     Jennifer M. Eustis | jennifer.eustis@uconn.edu
Website:    http://lib.uconn.edu, http://ctdigitalarchive.org, http://collections.ctdigitalarchive.org

Internship Description
The internship will engage a talented library student in a growing digital repository called the Connecticut Digital Archive (CTDA) that offers long term preservation services to Connecticut based non-profit organizations with the goal of assessing and enhancing existing content. This is an ideal pre-professional opportunity to gain experience not only with metadata creation and enhancement but also with how digital content is added, managed, presented and shared. The intern will be trained in CTDA technologies and local practices.

The intern will work within the Digital Scholarship and Data Curation Unit. The primary focus of the internship is to assist with providing descriptive access to digital content and review content for appropriate delivery and presentation.

This internship can be done remotely and a flexible schedule can be arranged. The student will be a contributing member of the CTDA Content group and work in close collaboration with the Digital Repository Content Administrator. The student also will participate in CTDA Content group meetings.

Likely activities include: enhancing legacy metadata; reviewing content delivery and presentation; reviewing data standards and guidelines; developing quality assurance strategies, guidelines, and best practices in particular geared towards TRAC.

Desired Qualifications

  • Student who can work independently and take the initiative to guide his or her own internship
  • Basic understanding of cataloging/metadata standards
  • Basic understanding of digital repositories
  • Strong spoken and written English

Additional Qualifications

  • Experience or coursework in informational organization, cataloging and/or metadata
  • Experience with XML and/or XSL
  • Experience with cataloging/metadata content, encoding, and transmission standards such as Dublin Core, MODS, EAD
  • Familiarity or coursework in preservation for digital content and TRAC

Compensation
Unpaid

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Technology Librarian, Loyola / Notre Dame Library, Baltimore, MD

The Loyola / Notre Dame Library has an exciting opportunity leading digital and technology services!

Technology Librarian

The Loyola ▪ Notre Dame Library seeks a dynamic, innovative, and experienced individual to provide leadership to support digital and technology services. The Technology Librarian will support day-to-day operations with some supervisory responsibility, and provide strategic direction for digital and technology services that enable research, teaching, and learning programs in the Library.

The successful candidate will communicate effectively and work collaboratively with units throughout the Library to support a range of services that may include discovery, digital library initiatives, and instruction. The position will coordinate services with technical staff at University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) and also work collaboratively with information technology departments at Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. A demonstrated ability to thrive in a changing work environment and a commitment to professional development are important. The candidate will understand and be able to communicate library-related technology trends that support user-centered library services to a diverse population of undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic vision and leadership of Library technology operations and initiatives to support faculty and students.
  • Lead day-to-day technical operations working closely with USMAI's Consortial Library Applications Support (CLAS) team including:
    • Integrating, troubleshooting, and resolving various issues with purchased and licensed software;
    • Resolving authentication problems and ensuring smooth and reliable access; and
    • Working with vendor-based APIs and web services.
  • Lead Technology Services department staff and student assistants.
  • Work closely with the information technology departments of both Loyola and Notre Dame and outside partners to develop and maintain technological infrastructure and support future technology initiatives and digital services.
  • Collect and use data to inform decisions on technology integration.
  • Lead planning for the Library's website and mobile application initiatives.
  • Provide input to the Library Administration on budgeting, reporting and compliance as related to technology services.
  • Engage and remain current on information technology and digital library trends.

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Master's in Library/Information Science or equivalent;
  • 2+ years professional experience in evaluating, developing, and maintaining information applications;
  • Familiarity with library systems and applications such as OpenURL (link resolvers), proxy servers, and standards such as Z39.50;
  • Working knowledge in current web programming languages and technologies such as PHP or JavaScript and SQL;
  • Working knowledge of web development, design, frameworks, and standards, including HTML and CSS;
  • Ability to utilize and design APIs and web services;
  • Demonstrated analytical and project management skills;
  • Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Ability to work creatively both individually and collaboratively in a team-based environment. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in higher education;
  • Familiarity with authentication and web security protocols such as Shibboleth, LDAP, and SSL;
  • Familiarity with institutional repositories;
  • Knowledge of multiple formats for representing data such as XML or JSON;
  • Experience working with open source software;
  • Familiarity with a major programming language such as Python, Ruby, or Java.

About the Library:

The Loyola - Notre Dame Library, located in a residential area of northern Baltimore City, is a recently admitted member of University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) and serves two universities: Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University.

Loyola University Maryland, a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, is recognized for excellence in teaching and learning while Notre Dame of Maryland University is a leader in the education of women and non-traditional students.  The Library serves a total population of 7,448 FTE that includes 5,540 FTE at Loyola and 1,908 FTE at Notre Dame.

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

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Children's Librarian (part-time), Newton Free Library, Newton, MA

Position Title:            Children's Librarian, Part Time

Department:              Library                     

Location:                   330 Homer Street

Salary Range:            $26.67-$35.85 hourly in 11 steps/24 hours per week          

Grade:                       S08

Department Head:     Philip E. McNulty, Director

Posting:                    External

The Newton Free Library Children's Department is one of the busiest youth departments in Massachusetts and serves children birth through 8th grade and their caregivers and educators. It delivers a wide array of programming and outreach to the Newton Community, with 33,077 children's program attendees in 2015. We have already expanded our extremely popular program offerings to include STEAM based creator/maker programs, utilizing our new 3D Printer.  This position assists our full-time children's librarians in providing excellent customer service, programming, outreach to schools and early childcare centers, reference assistance, readers advisory and special project work as needed. 

Hours: 24 hours per week, union benefited position. One evening per week and weekend rotation required.

Qualifications: Master of Science in Library Science (MLS) and experience working in a public library children's room and leading children's programs required. Applicants must possess a wide variety of computer skills, including familiarity with automated library systems, databases and common programs such as Word, Excel, etc. Strong skills in customer service, reader's advisory and programming experience preferred. Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a team setting, and work positively with diverse constituency.

Individuals interested in the above position should submit a cover letter, resume and completed application to:
https://cityofnewton.hyrell.com/UI/Views/Applicant/VirtualStepPositionDetails.aspx?TemplateId=133008

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

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University Library Assistant, School of Law Library at University of Connecticut, Hartford, CT

The School of Law Library at the University of Connecticut's Hartford Campus seeks candidates for a full time, permanent University Library Assistant 2 (UCP 5), School of Law. Responsibilities include staffing the circulation desk, collection maintenance, serials check-in, processing materials for the library, inter-library loan processing, opening and closing the library, and other duties related to the provision of library services. The work schedule is Tuesday - Thursday 3 pm - 11 pm; Friday 10 am - 6 pm; Saturday 9 am - 5 pm.

Duties and Responsibilities

Assist library users in broadly defined situations requiring analysis, evaluation and/or interpretation of problematic situations, requiring decision-making with a thorough knowledge of University, library and departmental policies and procedures within broad guidelines; Perform moderately complex operations to provide bibliographic verification or control of library materials, including the use of local and international automated systems requiring knowledge of standard work practices and established methods and techniques in academic law libraries; Trains and supervises a limited number of student assistants, if required by the job and may hire and evaluate student assistants in some cases; Assist library users regarding the location of and questions about law library materials and services using the library's catalog and interpretation of bibliographic records; Maintain current knowledge of policies, procedures and processes of library operations, departments and university offices interfacing with the library; Initiate and participate in the evaluation of quality and effective user services; Assist with the identification, development and ratification of departmental procedures and policies; Maintain and process patron records using the library system; Create and maintain finding aids, service guides, usage instructions, and directional signage; Represent the Library effectively at the University and in the local community in the course of outreach services, committee service and collaborations; Represent and resolve problems as the professional staff representative for campus after hours and on weekends with library and law school senior administrative staff are off campus; Responsible for opening and closing the library building, including ensuring that the building is vacated by library patrons and that the building is secured; Participate in the provision of interlibrary loan services by ordering and processing requested materials and maintaining transaction records; Participate in stacks management, including shelving and shifting materials; Assist with departmental web page updates using Drupal; Maintain and troubleshoot library equipment; Maintain professional competencies that provide the basis for responding to queries, coordinating services, organization information, creating new tools/resources or implementing and utilizing current and emerging technologies.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree and one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination; ability to work independently with computer generated records and extract pertinent information following established library procedures; working knowledge of one or more foreign languages as required by departmental need; demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with library staff, University faculty and staff and the public regarding straightforward issues and to respond effectively to the needs of the public; demonstrated ability to work independently with a minimum of supervision; demonstrated ability to perform moderately complex tasks that sometimes pose new problems; basic understanding of the operations of the department is required, keeping in mind the relationship of specific assignments to the goals of the department and the library; demonstrated ability to keep up-to-date with standard practices, procedures or policies the incumbent must implement.

Preferred Qualifications

Previous experience working in a law library; previous experience working in a circulation or access services department; previous experience using ALMA and PRIMO; previous experience with interlibrary loan processes in an academic law library; demonstrated knowledge of legal research materials and familiarity with upkeep; demonstrated ability to work successfully in a team-based environment; demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced and evolving environment.

Appointment Terms

This is a full-time, permanent position located in Hartford, CT at the UConn School of Law. The work schedule for this position will be Tuesday - Thursday 3pm - 11pm; Friday 10 am - 6pm; Saturday 9 am - 5pm

To Apply

Interested candidates please submit a letter of application, resume, and contact information for three professional references. Please reference Search # 2016509.  Screening will begin immediately. Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2016509)

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on May 20, 2016.

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Research Room Internship, JFK Presidential Library, Boston, MA

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

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

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

Applications will be accepted through May 20, 2016. To apply, please send in the following documents:

  1. a  Completed Intern Application Form
  2. b  Unofficial College Transcript
  3. c  Letter of Recommendation
  4. d  Cover Letter
  5. e  Résumé

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

Application details available here: http://www.jfklibrary.org/~/media/assets/Foundation/Jobs%20Interships%20Vacancies%20Images/Research_Room_Internship_16-RR-02.pdf

 

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Part-Time Collections Inventory Specialist, The Concord Museum, Concord, MA

The Concord Museum is seeking two responsible and detail-oriented individuals to fill two positions of Collections Inventory Specialist, reporting to the Collections Manager. The two Collections Inventory Specialists will work together to complete a systematic inventory, photography, and packing of the contents of a collections storage space in preparation for moving the collections offsite. The varied collections objects include furniture, framed art, household goods, militaria, and archives. This is a great opportunity to work directly with a diverse and historically significant collection.

Qualifications:

The Collections Inventory Specialist must have great attention to detail and at least 2 years of collections management experience including direct care of museum collections objects. Proper object handling skills and experience with collections management databases is required; digital photography skills, prior collections inventory experience, and packing objects for transport is strongly desired. Must work efficiently as part of a team, and have the ability to lift 30 pounds. This is a part-time (28 hours per week), temporary position from about June through December 2016. $13/hour. High school diploma or equivalent required, bachelor's degree preferred.

Send a resume and cover letter to the Collections Manager at cm1@concordmuseum.org

Application Deadline: May 20. No phone calls, please.


Call for Submissions: ASIST

Are you a doctoral student in the writing stage or close to defending? We would like to showcase your research! 

ASIS&T invites you to submit a short video (5 mins or less) that introduces the world to the exciting and engaging research you are doing. We are extending an invitation to those doctoral students who have: a) completed their coursework, qualifying examinations (or equivalent) and defended their proposals, and b) are in the process of analyzing/writing, or ready to defend their dissertations. 

In addition to the great visibility that your research receives, the best 20 submissions  will win a free one-year ASIS&T membership (or free renewal).

All vetted submissions will be featured on the ASIS&T website .

SUBMISSION DEADLINEJuly 1, 2016

TOPIC: Produce a short video (5 mins or less) that is the equivalent of an elevator speech about your dissertation research (related to the information field broadly construed). Please include the following elements in your video: 

  • Your Name and affiliation

  • Your dissertation title, and the name of your advisor(s)

  • What your research is about? How you went about it? What your findings indicate; and why it matters... (or any variant of these questions)

While we encourage the elevator speech format (concise and well articulated), feel free to be as creative as you want to be! Please consult with your advisor(s) when preparing for the video. And remember to practice, practice, practice.  

FORMAT: Format the video using PowerPoint, Prezi, Camtasia, Jing, Screencast-O-Matic, VoiceThread, or Brainshark. Include a statement that your video is created for "Doctoral Research @ ASIS&T". If an updated video file is needed, we will contact you with additional instructions.

VIDEO LENGTH: 5 minutes or less. Any videos longer than 5:59 mins will be automatically disqualified.

VIDEO LANGUAGE: We are an international society, so we welcome a variety of languages. For more information, please contact Dr. Iris Xie - hiris@uwm.edu

SUBMISSION:  Upload the video to your YouTube account and submit the information below to: social@asist.org

  • Subject line: "Doctoral Research @ ASIS&T"

  • your full name and affiliation

  • Email address 

  • Video Title

  • URL to your video file

  • You grant ASIS&T the right to feature your video on the ASIST website.

PRIZES: All submitted videos will be reviewed by a committee. All approved videos will be featured on the ASIS&T website for a determined period of time. 20 videos featured on the website will receive a free one-year ASIS&T membership (for new members) or a free one-year renewal (for current members) based on a selection process spearheaded by the committee.

This initiative is co-sponsored by the ASIS&T membership committee, ASIS&T Education and Professional Advancement committee, and ASIS&T Outreach and Engagement task force.

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Dr. Iris Xie - hiris@uwm.edu 

 

Good luck, everyone!

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Human Services Librarian, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

The University of New Hampshire Library seeks a dynamic, innovative librarian for the newly created position of Health & Human Services Librarian.  This librarian will serve as liaison to the College of Health & Human Services, a college with numerous nationally accredited programs, growing enrollments, the recent addition of a doctoral program, and services that impact northern New England. Situated in UNH's main library, Dimond Library, the Health & Human Services Librarian will provide reference, research, instruction, and collection development support for the disciplines located within CHHS, and will participate in general reference and instruction activities working closely with members of the reference staff and other library units.

In addition to experience in teaching and use of resources relevant to health and human services, experience with mobile apps, and the ability to support grant writing and management, the successful candidate will have general knowledge of data sources in health areas, the ability to work with library colleagues to support scholarly communication initiatives and newly emerging modes of research, and the ability to provide general reference and instruction in the humanities and social sciences. Reporting to the Dean of the University Library through the Library Faculty Chair, this is a 12-month, tenure-track faculty position with appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, depending on qualifications. The successful candidate will be expected to meet University and Library promotion and tenure requirements, which, among other things, include scholarship and active participation in library, university, and professional service.

Minimum contractual salary offer for FY17 is $74,950 for the rank of Assistant Professor with a competitive benefits package.

The University of New Hampshire is a major research institution, providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate programs and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast, and is convenient to New Hampshire's lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of over 15,000 students, with over 900 (full and part-time) faculty, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs. UNH tenure-track faculty are represented by the AAUP for collective bargaining.

The University seeks excellence through diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff and students. The university prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged.

For a full job description and application process, please visit https://jobs.usnh.edu/     To receive full consideration for this position, in addition to completing the required on-line application form, please be prepared to submit: Resume, cover letter and contact information for three (3) professional references.  

 

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

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Special Projects Assistant, WGBH Media Library and Archives, Boston, MA

Are you a recent master's graduate interested in metadata and audiovisual archives? Do you have a passion for public broadcasting and want to ensure its preservation and access well into the future? Then I encourage you to apply for the position of Special Projects Assistant at WGBH Media Library and Archives! 

Job Title: Special Projects Assistant 

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

The MLA goal is to promote the efficient and effective use and re-purposing of the WGBH physical and digital assets. 

In 2013, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting selected the MLA, in collaboration with the Library of Congress, as the permanent stewards of the American Archive of Public Broadcasting. The mission of the AAPB is to preserve and make accessible a digital archive of public television and radio content.

In 2015, the Council on Library and Information Resources awarded the MLA with a grant to build a national catalog for the National Educational Television (NET) collection, the first project to build upon the initial AAPB grant from CPB.

In 2015, the Council on Library and Information Resources awarded the MLA with a grant to digitize, preserve and make accessible the archives of PBS NewsHour's predecessor programs, adding this collection to the AAPB.

Job Description Summary: The employee in this position is responsible for the application of professional archival principles and practices to National Educational Television (NET) Collection Catalog Project, the PBS NewsHour Digitization Project, and various other assignments involving the WGBH Media Library and Archives and the American Archive of Public Broadcasting.

Job Description:

NET COLLECTION CATALOG PROJECT (40%)

  • Creates and enhances descriptive and administrative metadata to make robust PBCore xml records describing NET programs
  • Researches additional resources containing information about NET programs
  • Transcribes scans of analog resources for inclusion in metadata
  • Writes regular blog post about project activities and NET programs of interest to raise awareness about the project.

PBS NEWSHOUR DIGITIZATION PROJECT (45%)

  • Catalog titles digitized in the PBS NewsHour Digitization Project
  • Process proxy files, uploading to Sony Ci
  • Gather and process NewsHour transcripts and rundowns
  • Identify titles that contain third party footage from Independent Television News (ITN)

AMERICAN ARCHIVE OF PUBLIC BROADCASTING (15%)

  • Add digitized material from first 40,000 hours to the Online Reading Room, when time permits
  • Use techniques for batch processing and addition of metadata for first 40,000 hours, when time permits

GENERAL

  • Makes presentations on projects to community, professional, or scholarly audiences, as requested
  • Maintains an awareness of current library and archival issues and trends 

Degree: MLIS or similar degree required

Skills and Experience Required (internships are considered experience!):

  • Experience creating and managing metadata in XML
  • Familiarity with metadata standards including PBCore, EBUCore, and PREMIS
  • Understanding of rights issues related to audiovisual materials and experience applying 17 U.S.C. 108 and 17 U.S.C. 107 in archival practice and decisions
  • Familiarity with digital library systems and architecture such as Hydra, Fedora, Blacklight, Solr, MySQL
  • Familiarity with video editing tools
  • Ability to effectively express ideas and information verbally, and in writing
  • Ability to prepare written reports
  • Passion for public media and its history
  • Passion for audiovisual archives
  • Attitude that contributes to positive workspace culture

Term: This is a one-year position.

Compensation: $31,411 - $36,000 

Apply here:  http://www.wgbh.org/about/employmentOpportunities.cfm

WGBH is an equal opportunity employer. The community and audience we serve is diverse, and we wish to foster that diversity in our workplace. Toward that end, WGBH does not discriminate against individuals in hiring, employment or promotion on the basis of race, religion, color, sex/gender, gender identity and gender expression, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, citizenship, handicap or disability, veteran or military status, political belief, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Information & Reference Librarian, New Canaan Library, New Canaan, CT

NEW CANAAN LIBRARY VISION

Enrich the town's intellectual and cultural life by providing free and convenient access to information, fostering lifelong learning, and encouraging the exchange of ideas.

OUR VALUES

  • Lifelong learning
  • Respect
  • Service
  • Excellence
  • Professionalism

ROLE PURPOSE

Position responsibilities:

  • Provide instructional and reference services to our adult community
  • Assist the Manager of Adult Services in the strategic direction of instruction at the Library.
  • Manager of Adult Services
  • Members of Adult Services Team
  • Digital Services Team

Deliverables

  • Develop classes and workshops in response to changing needs of our community and in conjunction with technology advancements/changes.
  • Tracking and evaluation of classes and workshops.
  • Coordinate and participate in Library outreach events and initiatives.
  • Liaise with Digital Services Team for coordination on instruction efforts.
  • Consistently provide excellent information and reference service to the public at the Information Desk.
  • Provide input and feedback regarding the direction of Library instruction to the Manager of Adult Services.
  • Lead and participate in professional in house learning.

Accountabilities

  • Delivery of excellent Information Desk service.
  • Keeping an up-to-date knowledge of all Information Desk procedures and tools.
  • Keeping up-to-date with new tools and trends in instruction and reference services.
  • Overall coordination and oversight of instruction activities for the adult community.
  • Effective collaboration and engagement with other departments to enable delivery of seamless services to whole community (on site, online and by telephone)
  • Serve on library committees and projects as needed.

Skills & Attributes

  • Excellent service ethos and dynamic, interpersonal abilities
  • Effective instruction skills and understands pedagogy of adult learning
  • Enjoys working with the public
  • Well organized and reliable
  • Team player with strong communication skills both written and in person
  • Self-starter who takes initiative
  • Strong personal/professional learning focus

Competencies

  • Strong customer focus
  • Excellent judgment
  • Confidentiality
  • Ongoing self-directed professional development

SALARY

$51,000 - $62,000

REQUIREMEMENTS

  • MLIS (or within 1 semester of completion)
  • 35 hr/week  including some nights and weekends
  • up to 4-6 hours at the Information Desk per work day.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and a copy of resume to Christle Chumney, Manager of Adult Services,cchumney@newcanaanlibrary.org.

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Technical Services & Reference Librarian, Stevens Memorial Library, North Andover, MA

Essential Functions

Duties are divided between two functional areas in the Stevens Memorial Library: Technical Services and Reference Service. Technical Services duties: perform goods receipts process for library materials and associated billing insure accurate and timely payment of library accounts, including communication with vendors, Library accounting and Evergreen Integrated Library System (Evergreen ILS) Acquisitions software module; perform routine cataloging of print and non-print materials, including data entry in the Evergreen ILS and associated physical processing of materials. Reference Service: provide information and reference, readers' advisory, etc. to patrons. Instruct and promote the use of the Library's electronic resources (e-book, e-encyclopedia, e-music, etc.). Actively participate in staff development and training opportunities when appropriate. Keeps current on trends in the library field, attends workshops, and reviews professional journals. The percentage of time for the duties is approximately 75% of time is spent on Cataloging and approximately 25% of the time is on the Reference Desk.

Qualifications

Education: Master's in Library Science (MLS) or Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree from an American Library Association accredited Library School or MLS / MLIS in progress with cataloging and reference coursework completed.

Experience: Knowledge of basic library cataloging principles and procedures, Dewey Decimal System, subject assignment, MARC record format and computerized data entry. 1 year cataloging experience in an automated library system in a public library setting, Evergreen ILS preferred. Demonstrate proficiency in current and emerging trends in library technologies (equipment and their applications).

Additional skills: Ability to initiate, organize, and self-direct work responsibilities under minimum supervision. Ability to collaborate and create positive working relationships in a team environment, including limited supervision of staff and / or volunteers. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Embraces opportunities to learn in a changing environment.

Physical Requirements: Performs duties under typical library conditions. Position requires frequent physical effort, such as carrying books (up to 20-30 lbs), pushing book carts (up to 150 lbs), bending, stretching, grasping, etc. to retrieve library materials. Able to view computer screens for extended time periods and able to operate computers, telephones, photocopiers, printers and other office-type equipment.

Compensation:

Rate:

  • Librarian I (S-11) $20.43 - $24.47 in 8 steps; coursework in an MLS degree program
  • Librarian I (S-12) $21.24 - $25.43 in 8 steps; MLS degree

Position is subject to the terms and conditions of the Town of North Andover's AFSCME - Professional Librarians collective bargaining agreement: (http://www.townofnorthandover.com/Pages/NAndoverMA_WebDocs/lm1316.pdf)

Schedule: 18 hours per week including 1 evening and a regular weekend (Saturday 10 am - 5 pm and Sunday 2 pm - 5 pm) in rotation from Labor Day through Memorial Day.

Deadline: Anyone interested in the above position must email a cover letter and resume to: Kathleen Keenan, Director KKeenan@northandoverma.gov Position is open until filled.

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

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Summer Service: A Brief Service Opportunity at the Charlestown Boys and Girls Club, Charlestown, MA

Please join SLIS from June 14 through June 16 to continue our work with the Boys and Girls Club of Boston (BGCB) to organize and process a library of print material for children and young adults at the organization's Charlestown club location.
During Spring Break, volunteers from SLIS worked to weed, organize, and process the Charlestown club's collection of children's books and succeeded in weeding the entire collection and sorting, labeling, and cataloging 1,246 books for the club's library.
Now, we want to finish the job!  Volunteers interested in joining us may sign up to participate on any day during the three-day period we will be on site at the Charlestown BGCB.  To make sure were are prepared with enough supplies, please email Amy Pattee (amy.pattee@simmons.edu) to sign up for one or more shifts during the June period of service:
Tuesday, June 14
9:00 am - 11:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wednesday, June 15
9:00 am - 11:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday, June 16
9:00 am - 11:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Charlestown Boys and Girls Club (see:  http://www.bgcb.org/find-your-club/charlestown-club/) is located at 15 Green Street in Boston and is a ten-minute walk from the Community College T-stop on the orange line train. 

This is a great opportunity for any student interested in community service, in general; the Boys and Girls Club, more specifically; and in the work that goes into developing and maintaining a small library collection.

Please get in touch with Amy Pattee (amy.pattee@simmons.edu) with any questions or to sign up for a shift.

Hope to hear from you soon!

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Architecture Media Politics Society(AMPS) Internships

Architecture_media_politics_society (AMPS C.I.O.) is a non-profit research organisation. Its peerreviewed, open access journal Architecture_MPS (ISSN 2050-9006) is published with UCL Press. It represents a first in scholarly publication in that it is run by both an academic and a librarian team. The AMPS Intern Training Program is for recent graduates and MLS students. It is specifically designed to prepare early careers librarians for the changing nature of the job market in which their ability to transfer their skills to non-standard contexts will be a key attribute.

  • This internship is voluntary (unpaid).
  • Time commitment is flexible (can be adapted to the requirements of particular programs and interns).
  • Minimum duration of the internship is six months. A special three month internship available for summer 2016.
  • All interns work remotely.
  • For-credit* and not-for-credit *for-credit option dependent on agreement between AMPS and the MLS program

Several positions are available:

  1. Digital Archive/Outreach/Social media - You will be integral to collating an innovative resource repository of open access online information about the themes relevant to AMPS. Central to this will be outreach through online channels, principally social media (Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest). The resources will vary and will be related to our conferences, research programs and the areas investigated by our international team of researchers.
  2. Reference/Research Support - You will support the academic researchers engaged in AMPS publications and research programs. More generally, you will perform research activities (including sourcing, analyzing and collecting information as needed) to support AMPS' Senior Management in achieving the objectives of the organization. You do not need subject experience. Typical areas of research include architecture librarianship, urbanism, sustainability, health and government policy. You will report to the Head of Research.

You can read more about the Intern Training Program here (including statements from former interns): http://architecturemps.com/training/ Please email your CV and short 500 word cover letter to Rachel Isaac-Menard, Head of Research Support at ris@architecturemps.com with 'Intern Training Program' in the subject line by May 31st , 2016.

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Assistant Director, Marion Carnegie Library, Marion, IL

Marion Carnegie Library is accepting applications for a dynamic and innovative Assistant Director.  The Assistant Director will team with the Director to provide management, supervision and administration of the library.  The Assistant Director will provide excellent service by assisting patrons in accessing the community, and improving and enhancing customer service.  The ideal candidate will have considerable knowledge and passion for current and evolving technologies along with an appreciation for traditional resources.

The successful applicant will assist the Library Director with policy development, grant writing, budgeting, financial reports, project management and programs, public relations, staff training and development, and supervision of departments.

Marion Carnegie Library is a department of the City of Marion; has a staff of 15 full and part-time employees that are committed to public service; and has extensive programming.  There is a dedicated Friends of the Library group.

An MLS (or equivalent) from an ALA accredited library school is required.  Five or more years of relevant and progressive responsibilities in staff supervision and working with the public is desirable.

 

Salary:  $37,000 - $41,000, plus excellent benefits.

 

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.  Submit a City of Marion employment application (http://cityofmarionil.gov/pdf/city%20of%20marion%20job-application.pdf), cover letter and resume to City Clerk Office, 1102 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959. For more information contact David Patton, Marion Carnegie Library Director at dpatton@marioncarnegielibrary.org or (618) 993-5935

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Reformatting Internship, National Public Radio, Washington, DC

Overview:

NPR's Research, Archives & Data Strategy (RAD) team partners with all programs and divisions to address a wide spectrum of information needs and to maintain NPR's complete audio archives. As part of our continuing efforts to digitize our content, we are recruiting an intern to contribute to reformatting objectives.

Please note:  RAD internships at NPR are full time and available to current graduate students or newly minted graduate degree recipients.  Please include a cover letter for full consideration.

Responsibilities:

Working under the supervision of RAD team members on digitization of NPR's audio archive, our Reformatting Intern will: 

  • Develop workflows for digitization of NPR news programs stored on magnetic tape and optical discs based on best practices, accounting for local conditions where collections are stored
  • Improve digital audio workflows and access of digitized audio for content production at NPR
  • Document best practices and lessons learned through this small scale pilot project
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of handling and playback of legacy media and associated equipment
Qualifications:

In your cover letter, please tell us about your: 

  • Coursework and/or prior experience digitizing audiovisual materials
  • Knowledge of best practices related to the care and preservation of open reel magnetic tape
  • Demonstrated interest in audio engineering and digital asset management, including approaches to managing metadata related to audio files
  • Knowledge of digital file formats
  • Flexibility with respect to working on multiple projects and shifting priorities
  • Ability to articulate the importance of reformatting to stakeholders and others
  • Ability to balance attention to detail and accuracy with an understanding of "the big picture"
  • Experience handling deadline pressure and establishing priority among competing demands
  • Ability to work independently and/or collaboratively as needs of the project dictate
  • Ability to establish rapport quickly and easily with colleagues
  • Experience managing the expectations of others
  • Excellent communication skills, both in person and in writing
  • Passion for current events, history, music, pop culture

APPLY HERE

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Data Strategy Internship, National Public Radio, Washington, DC

Overview:

NPR's Research, Archives & Data Strategy (RAD) team partners with all programs and divisions to address a wide spectrum of information needs and to maintain NPR's complete audio archives. As part of our continuing work on cutting-edge digital product development efforts, we are recruiting an intern to contribute to data standardization objectives.

Please note:  RAD internships at NPR are full time and available to current graduate students or newly minted graduate degree recipients. Please include a cover letter for full consideration.

Responsibilities:

Working under the supervision of RAD team members on data standardization objectives, our Data Strategy Intern will:

  • Survey, evaluate, propose and exhibit progress in a plan for the standardization of data across specific metadata field types in preparation for large scale data clean-up
  • Implement improvements to NPR vocabularies that deliver immediate benefit to client systems and individual users
  • Contribute to the improvement of other data-oriented workflows or initiatives as needs are identified
  • Document best practices and lessons learned through this work
  • Gain an in-depth and unique understanding of the uses of metadata in a unique setting
Qualifications:

In your cover letter, please tell us about your:

  • Passion for the power of well-curated metadata and for leveraging and exposing metadata
  • Familiarity with XML and other metadata schemas
  • Flexibility with respect to working on multiple projects and shifting priorities
  • Ability to articulate the importance of data to stakeholders and others
  • Ability to balance attention to detail and accuracy with an understanding of "the big picture"
  • Experience handling deadline pressure and establishing priority among competing demands
  • Ability to work independently and/or collaboratively as needs of the project dictate
  • Ability to establish rapport quickly and easily with colleagues
  • Experience managing the expectations of others
  • Excellent communication skills, both in person and in writing
  • Passion for current events, history, music, pop culture

APPLY HERE

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Senior Information Specialist, LL Global, Windsor, CT

LIMRA, LOMA, and our parent organization, LL Global Inc., are an international research and education trade association for the insurance, retirement, and financial services industries, serving the needs of more than 1,200 member companies across 64 countries.  

Leading life insurance and financial services organizations around the world rely on their membership for one simple reason -- they can make bottom-line decisions with greater confidence.  Companies look to us because no other organization is better positioned to help them understand their customers, markets, distribution channels, and competitors.  
We believe that greatness is built from the inside out.  It is created by individuals who share common goals, and who support and rely on one another to achieve them.  Our core values (Integrity, Customer Focus, Adaptability, Respect and Excellence) guide us in how we treat, respond to and interact with our Customers, and one another.  We do our best to support our employees in making the most of their lives both inside and outside of work.

We are currently looking for a Senior Information Specialist for our InfoCenter located in our Windsor, CT office.  This position directly reports to The Corporate Vice President, Research Communications.

Job Purpose
Consults with and provides secondary information and services to member companies, LL Global staff and others and performs professional library activities.

Essential Functions
65% of Total Position

  1. Provides Consultative Services and Information Services

Supporting Actions:

  • Provides exceptional customer service consulting with member companies, LL Global staff, field personnel, government agencies and other entities to determine information needs and scope of project or request
  • Analyzes and provides information through searching internally built database, commercial databases, limra.com, and the internet; manually searching reference materials, periodicals, and LIMRA archives. Requests vary from ready reference to requiring some industry knowledge. Consulting with LL Global staff may be required
  • Provides training for member visitors and LL Global staff on business unit systems; automated card catalog, internal database, limra.com, EBSCO, Mergent and AXCO

30% of Total Position

  1. Professional Library Activities

Supporting Actions:

Reviews business and trade periodicals for appropriate articles to be added to internal database

  • Executes acquisition and subscription maintenance functions according to professional library standards
  • Participates in the installation, implementation and maintenance of new technologies, conversions and upgrades
  • Monitors business unit budget as needed
  • Serves on business unit and cross-department and division task forces and committees
  • Performs copy cataloging as needed

5% of Total Position

  1. Financial Services and Library Professional Activities and Knowledge

Supporting Actions:

  • Keeps abreast of new literature and developments in the financial services industry
  • Maintains membership(s) in professional library organizations, attends industry and professional library conferences and reads professional and industry publications
  • Increases industry knowledge through LOMA designation(s) or immersion

Qualifications

  • Excellent oral and written communications
    Reference experience or coursework required
  • Knowledge of professional library practices and proficiency in library-related technology

Master's degree in library science required

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Head of Circulation, Stevens Memorial Library, North Andover, MA

The Stevens Memorial Library is seeking a creative and energetic individual to fill a professional position of full-time Head of Circulation.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Assigns, supervises, and reviews work of all library staff assigned to work in the Circulation Department or function.
  • Responsible for maintaining Circulation function records. Prepares reports for data management and quality within the integrated library system database.
  • Coordinates Main Desk public relations (customer services), including telephone reception.
  • Provides instruction to staff in the use of the automated circulation functions as well as other equipment and services.
  • Develops and maintains policies and procedures for the Circulation function.
  • Oversees reserves, receipt of interlibrary loan materials, overdue and billing processes.
  • Maintains content in museum pass reservation and information software system.
  • Maintains scheduling of library meeting rooms and bulletin board postings.
  • Maintains records and prepares statistical reports for the Director.
  • Represents the Library at MVLC consortium and other professional forums.
  • Manages shelving staff (pages) and volunteers.
  • May serve as senior staff member for evening and / or weekend shifts.
  • May be assigned to staff reference desks on an occasional need basis.
  • Keeps current on trends in the library field, attends workshops and reviews professional journals.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR PERFORMING ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Must be familiar with computers and automated library systems.
  • Must possess the skill and ability to work and interact with the public in a pleasant and positive manner.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Education: Master's Degree in Library Science or Library and Information Science from an American Library Association accredited Library School or Bachelor's Degree with course work toward the degree and/or equivalent experience.
  • Experience: Progressive library experience including two or more years in circulation preferred; at least one year of successful supervisory experience.
  • Physical Requirements: Ability to carry books (up to 20-30 lbs.), push book carts (up to 150 lbs.), bend, stretch, grasp, etc. to retrieve library materials; ability to view computer screens for extended periods and to operate computers, photocopiers, printers and other office-type equipment.

Schedule: full-time, 37.5 hours week per week including at least one evening and a weekend in a 3- week rotation from Labor Day through Memorial Day.

Compensation:

Rate: Librarian I (S-11) $20.43 - $24.47 in 8 steps; coursework in an MLS degree program Librarian I (S-12) $21.24 - $25.43 in 8 steps; MLS degree Librarian II (S-13) $22.23 - $26.62 in 8 steps; MLS degree

Position is subject to the terms and conditions of the Town of North Andover's AFSCME - Professional Librarians collective bargaining agreement: (http://www.townofnorthandover.com/Pages/NAndoverMA_WebDocs/lm1316.pdf)

Deadline: Anyone interested in the above position must email a cover letter and resume to: Kathleen Keenan, Library Director kkeenan@northandoverma.gov AND Lucinda Mazza, Assistant Director lmazza@northandoverma.gov Position is open until filled. Position is available beginning May 16, 2016.

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Library Outreach Coordinator, Wellfleet Public Library, Wellfleet, MA

Hours: 25 hours/week plus benefits

Deadline to Apply: 4:00PM on June 13, 2016.

Rate: $21.50 / hour as of (7/1/16)

The Library is seeking a dynamic and creative individual to work as the outreach coordinator for the Wellfleet Public Library. Main functions:

  • Assist in organizing programming for library events;
  • Provide outreach regarding programming by contacting media outlets, drafting electronic newsletters, providing regular social media updates, and other tasks related to promotion of events
  • Oversee A/V equipment and set up/break down of library space for meetings and events which may involve moving heavy equipment; manage two seasonal, part-time employees to assist with this task
  • Research and recommend new technology for the library.
  • Provide assistance and training to for the public regarding use of such devices as tablets and smart phones, particularly as they relate to library technology, and assist the public in troubleshooting issues related to the public computer terminals
  • Assist in managing parts of the library's website
  • Perform duties at the circulation desk as needed
  • Hours will vary depending upon programming; some evening and weekend hours are required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Minimum of one to three (1-3) years of experience using online resources, teaching and training, and providing outreach for a public services organization; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience in graphic design
  • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing

To apply please submit a cover letter and resume along with a completed and signed Town of Wellfleet Employment Application to: Jennifer Wertkin, Library Director at Jennifer.Wertkin@wellfleetma.gov by 4:00PM on June 13, 2016. An application can be found on the Town of Wellfleet website at www.wellfleet-ma.gov under the employment tab. If you prefer you can mail your application to: Jennifer Wertkin, Library Director, 55 West Main Street, Wellfleet, MA 02667. The Town of Wellfleet is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Project Archivist, Yale University, New Haven, CT

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

 

Position Focus:  The Project Archivist is two year appointment in the Manuscript Unit of the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library. The Project Archivist processes materials in the Beinecke Library, including the Wilder Family Papers, an important collection of material related to the American writer Thornton Wilder and his family. Prepares finding aids according to relevant standards and established local practice, including using ArchivesSpace. Creates collection-level records in MARC format for the library's online catalog; may catalog manuscript items and small collections. Plans, directs, and reviews work of processing assistants and student assistants. Assists in the preservation assessment of collections and in the selection of materials for conservation treatment. Assists in the ongoing development of the unit's processing and cataloging procedures for archival collections. May participate in library-wide planning and committee activities, and is expected to be active professionally. The Project Archivist reports to an Archivist in the Manuscript Unit of the Beinecke Library.

 

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

 

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

 

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent accredited degree, with formal training in archival theory and practice. In selected instances, a post-graduate degree in museum studies or a related discipline in the humanities or social sciences may be substituted for a master's degree in library science. Demonstrated knowledge of archival theory and practice may be substituted for formal training.
  • Qualified individuals new to the library profession are welcome to apply.
  • Strong knowledge of American literature or history, and broad knowledge in the humanities, as demonstrated through academic degrees or an equivalent combination of training or experience.
  • Experience arranging and describing or providing public services for manuscript and/or archival collections.
  • Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current national data content and structure standards related to the archival control of collection materials.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of archival and library management systems.
  • Demonstrated job or school experience with basic preservation and conservation standards for archival and manuscript collections.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability.
  • Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion.

Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments. Librarian ranking information can be found at: http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank.html.

 

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience:  Experience processing literary or family and personal papers. Graduate-level training in American or European history or literature. Good reading knowledge of at least one modern European language. Experience using ArchivesSpace. Experience cataloging in the MARC format.

 

The University and the Library

The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including around 12.8 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Center for Science and Social Science Information, and the Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of approximately five hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to library readers.  For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's web site at www.library.yale.edu.

 

Salary and Benefits

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

 

How to Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at http://www.yale.edu/jobsThe STARS req. ID for this position is 37292BR.

 

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

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Librarian, French Cultural Center, Boston, MA

Job Description

  • Oversees the daily operation of the Library.
  • Handles collection development and acquisitions, including sorting donations as well as weeding.
  • Classifies and catalogs new acquisitions (about 50 new items per month).
  • Shares daily circulation duties (about 1h30 per day, and covers all while the assistant is away).
  • Organizes bi-annual book sales and handles year-round sales.
  • Oversees budget and takes part in fundraising efforts, including finding funding for special projects and supporting other departments in fundraising events.
  • Evaluates and reviews policies and procedures as necessary.
  • Keeps track of records and statistics and reports weekly on activities.
  • Handles reference and readers advisory services, recommends material lists for in support of classes.
  • Provides marketing and social media content, and contributes to the blog.
  • Creates bibliographies and contributes to displays.
  • Handles two monthly activities (one book club and one discovery workshop); suggestions for more programs welcome.
  • Promotes online collections offered on Culturetheque, sits on the editorial committee, contributes to editing platform, reporting technical issues, and training users to use the platform.
  • Hires and trains staff.
  • Makes public appearances such as guiding tours of the Library for new members, potential members, and school visits.
  • Attends the Book Fair in Paris once a year to stay informed.
  • Keeps informed of library trends and technological developments and makes informed recommendations concerning the library in general.

Schedule: September through June: Tuesday through Saturday/ July-August: Monday through Friday.

Salary and benefits: 55K-61K per year depending on experience, 12 days paid vacation, health benefits.

 

Reports to the Executive Director, works with assistant, works closely with all other departments.

The ideal candidate:

  • Is bilingual in French and English,
  • Holds a Library Sciences degree (preferred),
  • Has an appreciation and knowledge of French culture,
  • Is creative and able to review existing programs and marketing material and suggest improvements and new additions,
  • Has a great team spirit,
  • Is friendly and finds it easy to interact both on a one-on-one basis with users and to welcome groups.
Please apply by emailing your resume and cover letter to librarian@frenchculturalcenter.org 
For more information about the Center, go to http://frenchculturalcenter.org/ 

 

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Access Services Coordinator, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Under direction, this position performs a combination of complex duties within the Access Services Department to provide access to the Harvard Library collection. Work is performed with a high degree of judgment and latitude, and requires substantial knowledge of library organization, systems, and procedures. This full-time position reports to the Head of Access for Arts, Design and Music Libraries and is based in the Fine Arts Library. Assigned hours are Monday, 2pm-10pm; Tuesday, 1pm-10pm; Wednesday, 1pm-10pm; Thursday, 2pm-10pm; Friday, 1pm-6pm. 

Library hours may vary from the formal University calendar. The regular schedule for this position may include work on holidays, inclement weather and official University closings. Assigned hours may change throughout the year based on the Academic Calendar. Approval for requests for time off during these periods is at the discretion of the supervisor based on business need.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Circulation: opens and closes the library; performs tasks associated with the automated circulation system (charges/discharges and renews materials, creates holds and recalls); provides access to Special Collection and monitors requests using Aeon; assists in delivering Special Collections items to faculty for use in the classroom; communicates and enforces library policies; assists patrons with the use of the HOLLIS catalog; assist with day-to-day shelving and shelf-reading as needed; locates materials on shelves and physically assists patrons in finding library material; collects and maintains departmental statistics; processes item requests; manages requests for off-site depository materials; supports library and collection security measures; assigns carrels/shelves to patrons in accordance to library policy; may print products and follows procedures for recalls from carrel and shelf holders; may collect fines; may assist in tracing missing books.
  • Information Services: provides basic reference and information services, offers assistance and instruction in the use of library catalog and online resources commonly used in history of art research; instructs patrons in use of equipment (self-serve scanner and microfilm reader); refers complex reference questions to specialized research staff.
  • Student Workers: may assist in hiring, training, scheduling, supervising, and assigning work to access services student workers; may assist with student payroll and payroll communications. .
  • Resource Sharing: assists with resource sharing activities including processing such as Scan & Deliver, Interlibrary Loan, and Borrow Direct workflows.
  • Course Reserves: assists patrons with access to reserve collections; may assist with course reserve processing; may coordinate with faculty and teaching staff about course reserve requests; may communicate course reserve policies and procedures to faculty and teaching staff; may maintain course reserve collections.
  • Library Equipment: maintains supplies in public copiers, scanners and printers; troubleshoots and provides basic maintenance; places service calls; collects statistics for public copiers.
  • Physical Facility: monitors physical facility and overall use of the library; initiates calls for building issues and emergencies as needed; assists users with disabilities in accessing materials.
  • Other Duties and Responsibilities: attends Library-affiliated discussions and working groups; participates in team and department-wide meetings; collaborates effectively with team members and Harvard Library colleagues; may cross-train to work in Access Services departments in other Harvard libraries; may lead special projects; may serve on library-wide working groups; other projects and duties as assigned.







 

•    High school diploma or equivalent education required
•    Strong public service orientation, with previous library or customer service experience required
•    Demonstrated experience showing attention to detail and excellent organizational skills
•    Computer skills must include Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel

 

  • College degree strongly preferred
  • Study in history of art/architecture or arts-related field strongly preferred
  • Academic library experience is strongly preferred
  • Supervisory experience is strongly preferred
  • Experience with a library management system, especially Ex Libris' Aleph system preferred
  • Experience hiring, training, scheduling, and distributing work to student or temporary staff preferred
  • Bibliographic facility in western European languages preferred
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to effectively solve problems and exercise discerning judgment
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and make sound decisions; follow through to completion
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and work productively in a team environment, with minimal supervision
  • Ability to be flexible and respond positively to fluctuating work flow and change
  • Sensitivity to working in a diverse user environment
  • This position involves frequent use of computer keyboard and mouse; Additionally requires occasionally lifting and moving loads weighing in excess of 25 pounds and requires bending, squatting, stretching and climbing small step stools when needed to retrieve books and shelve them; Located in a library setting, there may be limited exposure to dust and dirt

Access Services
Access Services actively supports the teaching and research mission of the Harvard Library by providing circulation, privileges, and other public services as well as operations such as the Harvard Depository, inter-library loan, and collection management that facilitate virtual and physical access to information resources within and outside the University. Access Services staff members are expected to provide these services at the highest level of patron satisfaction while utilizing best practices to meet patron needs. Additionally, Access Services staff members are committed to delivering high-quality customer service; timely access to collections; maintaining the integrity and security of library resources and materials; and accommodating user needs in accordance with the priorities and objectives of the Harvard Library.

Harvard Library

In the course of 375 years, Harvard's Library has grown from a single collection of 400 volumes to a 73-unit library system whose holdings include nearly 17 million volumes, more than 21 million digital files, 10 million microforms, 8 million photographs, and an estimated 400 million manuscript items.
 
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ASIST ProQuest Doctoral Dissertation Award Call for Nominations

ASIST ProQuest Doctoral Dissertation Award is currently calling for nominations (2nd call). Please encourage your recent Ph.D graduates to enter the competition. There is NO limit on the number of entries from a particular school.

Participation is limited to those who have completed their doctorates since May of 2015 and it is NOT restricted to ASIS&T members. Dissertations submitted shall fall within the scope of information science, including, but not limited to, the scope of JASIST: "the production, discovery, recording, storage, representation, retrieval, presentation, manipulation, dissemination, use, and evaluation of information and on the tools and techniques associated with these processes". The nomination package shall consist of the entire dissertation, and a letter of endorsement from the nominee's dissertation advisor.

More information on the award can be found at http://www.asis.org/awards/proquestdocdissertation.html.

*The deadline for nominations:* June 15, 2016.

*Submit  nominations* at http://www.softconf.com/asist2/ProQuestDocDissert/cgi-bin/scmd.cgi?scmd=basicSubmit

We greatly appreciate your participation. Please also direct any questions to hongcui@email.arizona.edu

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CFP: 2nd Intl Workshop Search as Learning (SAL) 2016 (at SIGIR)

2nd International Workshop Search as Learning (SAL) 2016 held in conjunction with ACM SIGIR conference.

Submission deadline extended to: *May 20, 2016*

http://chauff.github.io/sal2016/

July 21, 2016, Pisa, Italy

Search systems to date are viewed more as tools for the retrieval of content to satisfy immediate information needs, than as part of larger complex information environments in which humans learn while interacting with information content. Since users increasingly learn informally while searching as well as use search systems as tools for self-study, there is a growing recognition of the importance to address the challenges of designing, developing, and evaluating search systems (algorithms, interfaces, etc.) that foster discovery and enhance learning outside of formal educational settings.

The Search as Learning Workshop aims to flesh out research directions and methodologies, and survey state-of-the-art approaches in this important emerging research area. Further, this workshop wishes to bring together researchers with backgrounds in information science (IS), learning sciences (LS), human computer interaction (HCI), and information retrieval (IR), with the goal of integrating conceptual, experimental, and simulation-based approaches and methodologies from within these different fields, thus allowing the transformation of search systems as isolated information access tools into systems that provide support for learning directly and that consider the broader outcomes of searching beyond a set of search results.

The 1st SAL workshop took place in 2014 in Regensburg
http://www.diigubc.ca/IIIXSAL/index.html

Topics of interest include the following (but are not limited to):

  • Understanding searching as a human learning process.
  • When and how learning occurs in the search process.
  • The relationship between the learning process and searchers' work task contexts.
  • Features and functionalities to foster learning.
  • Search interface design in support of learning.
  • The implications of searching for learning for different populations:  children, low literacy searchers, non-experts.
  • The role of affect and engagement on learning while searching.
  • Methods and measures to assess learning performance and experience.
  • Learning analytics for search contexts.
  • Collaborative aspects of searching as learning.
  • Indicators of learning (while searching).
  • Interaction monitoring, modelling, and optimization for learning outcomes.

The submissions will be peer reviewed (single-blind) and must be formatted according to the ACM SIG proceedings template. We invite position papers on the topic (up to 2 pages) as well as reports on ongoing research (up to 4 pages). We accept submissions through EasyChair:
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sal2016

Important Dates:

Submission Deadline:  *May 20, 2016*
Notification of Acceptance: June 5, 2016
Final Papers Due: June 20, 2016
Workshop Date: July 21, 2016
(Workshop takes place immediately after ACM SIGIR conference)

Organizers:

Jacek Gwizdka, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Preben Hansen, Stockholm University, Sweden
Claudia Hauff, TU Delft, Netherlands
Jiyin He, CWI, Netherlands
Noriko Kando, National Institute of Informatics, Japan

Programme committee:

Leif Azzopardi, University of Glasgow
Pia Borlund, University of Copenhagen
Kevyn Collins-Thompson, University of Michigan
David Elsweiler, University of Regensburg
Kalervo Järvelin, University of Tampere
Jussi Karlgren,  KTH
Rick Kopak, University of British Columbia
Andreas Nurnberger,  Otto-von-Guericke University of Magdeburg
Jeremy Pickens, Catalyst
Rebecca Reynolds, Rutgers University
Soo Young Rieh,  University of Michigan
Hitomi Saito, Aichi University of Education
Pertti Vakkari, University of Tampere
Christa Womser-Hacker, University of Hildesheim

Please contact us at sal2016@nii.ac.jp for further information about the workshop.

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K-4 Librarian, Mullen-Hall School, Falmouth, MA

Wage/​Salary: FEA Unit A of Schedule A

Qualifications:

  • Massachusetts Library Educator Licensure
  • Demonstrated experience in successful teaching in the school library media setting and at the level required
  • Demonstrated competency in automated library management systems and electronic research
  • Demonstrated competency in technology using standard applications and the Internet
  • Such other alternatives as the Superintendent of Schools may deem acceptable and appropriate.

Responsibilities:

  • Plans instruction that enriches and extends classroom instruction and integrates the Library Curriculum, research process and information and media literacy
  • Instructs students and staff in the effective and ethical uses of the library and its resources
  • Collaborate with teachers in planning lessons and activities that maximize the use of library resources
  • Assist students and teachers in selection of instructional materials, both print and electronic
  • Advocates and promotes reading and life-long learning
  • Leads in the school's use of instructional technology to enhance learning
  • Manage and supervise the library facility, its budget, and its programs
  • Creates and maintains an environment conducive to learning
  • Maintains an accurate, up-to-date catalog of resources
  • Evaluates and selects resources that build a collection addressing recreational reading and curricular needs in collaboration with staff.
  • Maintains a collection that adheres to state recommended guidelines for size, age and variety
  • Develop and maintain a library procedures and policies manual
  • Prepares and submit accurate reports as required
  • Supervise and train library media support staff and volunteers
  • Advocate effectively for the library media program and its services
  • Maintains currency in state and local curriculum
  • Continue to grow in the position through attendance at meetings, conferences, seminars, through readings in professional literature, and through enrollment in college or university courses
  • Such other responsibilities as may from time to time be assigned by the Principal/Director of Technology/Library Media.

Salary: In accordance with FEA contract

Apply by: Please apply to:

www.falmouth.k12.ma.us
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3/15/2016 Superintendent of Schools

Application Instructions:
Please go to the Falmouth Public Schools Website at:

www.falmouth.k12.ma.us

Go to: Human Resources
Job Postings
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Librarian, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc., Waltham, MA

Function/Role:

Reports to the Corporate Library Manager. As part of the SGH library team, provide industry leading library and information services to staff at all levels. Support all SGH offices as required.

Responsibilities:

Provide reference service to library users in person and virtually, and oversee ILL (Interlibrary Loan) and document delivery services for one, or several, SGH offices.

Perform on-line research in subscription databases such as Engineering Village and on the web for historic, current and "buried" engineering literature.

Take lead on technology initiatives, including maintaining and enhancing our InMagic library database tools - Genie and Presto.

Proactive development of the library collection (print and electronic) to keep building codes, design manuals and reference materials up-to-date to effectively serve the engineering staff. Coordinate collection development with other SGH library staff.

Train engineering staff in use of library resources. Communicate regularly with SGH staff regarding the library collection and services.

Participate in professional development activities with local and national professional associations. Maintain awareness of issues (such as copyright), trends, and technologies in the information world.

Job Requirements:

MLS with a minimum of 2 years of experience in a special library environment.

Experience in searching a variety of sources in subscription databases and the web.

The ideal candidate will have a strong service orientation, excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills, the ability to handle multiple assignments and work independently.

Comfort and interest in learning new technologies.

Knowledge of Library of Congress classification preferred.

Experience with cataloging of technical or government materials is helpful.

SGH has over 500 employees and offices in Boston, Chicago, Houston, New York City, San Francisco, Southern California, and Washington DC.

SGH is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we value diversity in our workforce. We are committed to providing equal opportunities to all job applicants and employees. SGH considers all qualified applicants, and we encourage individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to apply.

Application Instructions:
For consideration to this position and/or any other positions at SGH, you must apply through our online system at https://sgh.mua.hrdepartment.com/hr/ats/JobSearch/index or if you need special assistance with the application process, call 781-907-9000.

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Accessioning Archivist, Yale University Library, New Haven, CT

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

Position Focus: Reporting to the Assistant Head of the Manuscript Unit for Accessioning, the Accessioning Archivist serves as a member of the Manuscript Unit's five-person accessioning team. Processes and catalogs new acquisitions to a basic level so that they are discoverable and available for research as soon as possible after acquisition. Assists with other aspects of managing the accessioning of manuscript materials acquired by the Beinecke Library, including arranging and receiving shipments, verifying new acquisitions against available descriptions, and creating and reviewing accession records. Prepares finding aids according to relevant standards and established local practice, including using ArchivesSpace. Creates collection-level records in MARC format for the library's online catalog. Plans, directs, and reviews work of processing assistants and student assistants. Assists in the preservation assessment of collections and in the selection of materials for conservation treatment. Assists in the ongoing development of the unit's accessioning and processing procedures for archival collections. Contributes to Yale University Library and University-wide initiatives and is expected to be active professionally.

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

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

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent accredited degree, with formal training in archival theory and practice. In selected instances, a post-graduate degree in museum studies or a related discipline in the humanities or social sciences may be substituted for a master's degree in library science.
  • Qualified individuals new to the library profession are welcome to apply.
  • Experience arranging and describing or providing public services for manuscript and/or archival collections.
  • Strong knowledge of American or modern European literature or history, and broad knowledge in the humanities, as demonstrated through academic degrees or an equivalent combination of training or experience.
  • Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of archival theory and practice may be substituted for formal training.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current national data content and structure standards related to the archival control of collection materials.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of archival and library management systems.
  • Demonstrated job or school experience with basic preservation and conservation standards for archival and manuscript collections.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability.
  • Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion.

Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments. Librarian ranking information can be found at: http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank.html.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Experience processing literary or historical papers. Experience accessioning manuscript materials.
  • Experience cataloging manuscript materials in MARC format.
  • Experience using ArchivesSpace.
  • Good reading knowledge of at least one modern European language.

The University and the Library
The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including around 12.8 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Center for Science and Social Science Information, and the Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of approximately five hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to library readers. For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's web site at www.library.yale.edu.

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

How to Apply
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at http://www.yale.edu/jobs. The STARS req. ID for this position is 37041BR.

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

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Archivist for African American Collections, Yale University Library, New Haven, CT

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

Position Focus: The Visiting Archivist for African American Collections is a one-year appointment in the Manuscript Unit of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. The Visiting Archivist processes archival collections chiefly in the James Weldon Johnson Collection of African American Arts and Letters in the Yale Collection of American Literature, including literature, history, and the humanities from the nineteenth through the twenty-first centuries. Prepares finding aids according to relevant standards and established local practice, including using ArchivesSpace. Creates collection-level records in MARC format for the library's online catalog; catalogs manuscript items and small collections. Plans, directs, and reviews work of processing assistants and student assistants. Assists in the preservation assessment of collections and in the selection of materials for conservation treatment. Assists in the ongoing development of the unit's processing and cataloging procedures for manuscript and archival collections. Participates in activities related to events celebrating the seventy-fifth anniversary of the James Weldon Johnson Collection. Completes special projects as assigned.

The Beinecke Library offers this position in collaboration with The HistoryMakers, as a continuation of their initiative to provide training to African American archivists and archivists interested in working with African American collections. This position will include the opportunity to learn about aspects of archives and special collections librarianship beyond manuscript and archival processing, from professionals throughout the Beinecke and across the University Library system as well as through professional development activities outside of Yale.

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

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

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent accredited degree, with formal training in archival theory and practice. In selected instances, a post-graduate degree in museum studies or a related discipline in the humanities or social sciences may be substituted for a master's degree in library science. Demonstrated knowledge of archival theory and practice may be substituted for formal training.
  • Qualified individuals new to the library profession are welcome to apply.
  • Strong knowledge of American literature or history, and broad knowledge in the humanities, as demonstrated through academic degrees or an equivalent combination of training or experience.
  • Experience arranging and describing or providing public services for manuscript and/or archival collections.
  • Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current national data content and structure standards related to the archival control of collection materials.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of archival and library management systems.
  • Demonstrated job or school experience with basic preservation and conservation standards for archival and manuscript collections.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability.
  • Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion.

Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments. Librarian ranking information can be found at: http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank.html.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience: Experience processing literary manuscripts and archival collections. Academic background in African-American studies. Graduate-level training in American history or literature. Good reading knowledge of at least one modern European language.

The University and the Library
The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including around 12.8 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Center for Science and Social Science Information, and the Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of approximately five hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to library readers. For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's web site at www.library.yale.edu.

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

How to Apply
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at http://www.yale.edu/jobs. The STARS req. ID for this position is 37267BR.

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

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Production and Music Library Assistant, Boston Landmarks Orchestra, Boston, MA

Wage/​Salary: $11-13

Job Description:
The Boston Landmarks Orchestra is seeking an individual with a musical background who enjoys teamwork, has an interest in arts administration, and thrives in a setting of variable responsibilities and an occasional dose of the unexpected. The Landmarks Orchestra is a small, non-profit organization that keeps fun at its core, and seeks to hire an inspired individual who enjoys the music-making process from the ground up. The ideal candidate will be familiar with orchestral music, value accuracy as much as efficiency in their work, have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and be able to work proactively and independently at the direction of the Production Manager.
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Production duties to include: Manage credentials and parking passes for rehearsals and performances; Assist with guiding guest artists and community partners through security procedures at rehearsal and performance locations; Help with preparation of weekly production book (site map, rehearsal information, parking pass list, stage plot, show flow, contact list, etc); Prepare/arrange for backstage hospitality (prepare signage, distribute water bottles in dressing rooms, order pizza for kids groups, etc); Coordinate with environmental partners for the annual Green Fair; Assist office staff with various tasks as needed.
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Library duties to include: Assemble music in folders with accuracy and attention to detail; Photocopy and reproduce practice parts; Transfer bowings into string parts from a master copy; Catalog library materials as needed.
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30-35 hours per week, depending on work study allowance, from early June to end of August. Must be available to work weeknights.

Application Instructions:
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to the Production Manager, Audrey Dunne, at afd@landmarksorchestra.org. References may be requested. Please, no phone calls.

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Access Services Librarian - Entry level, The Levy Library, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY

To apply for this position, please email CV and cover letter to Robin O'Hanlon robin.ohanlon@mssm.edu

MLIS students and recent MLIS graduates are encouraged to apply.

Summary

Incumbent performs process duties related to conducting entry-level professional librarian activities. Under the direction of the Public Services Manager, manages the day-to-day operations of functional areas within the Access Services unit (i.e., Circulation, Interlibrary Loan, Stacks Maintenance, Course Reserves), aligning its vision, goals, objectives, policies and procedures with those of the Academic Informatics & Technology department and the Levy Library. The Access Services Librarian has responsibility and accountability for providing planning and direction to multiple functional areas within the department, with an emphasis on ensuring quality service for patrons. Participates in the development, recommendation and administration of division policies, procedures and processes.

Primary duties

  • Supervises day-to-day operations of the Circulation Desk, which includes opening the library, overseeing daily circulation functions, handling emergency situations, and maintaining library equipment.
  • Continually seeks new ways to improve efficiency and customer service at the Circulation Desk.
  • Coordinates daily workflow of services provided at the circulation desk and communicates effectively with co-workers to insure a smooth transition between shifts. 
  • May rotate through various public services departments in a learning/support role, as interest and department needs direct. May do special library projects in support of Library services.
  • Supervises Library Assistants and supports them as necessary.
  • Participates in scheduling of Library Assistants and ensures adequate circulation desk coverage.
  • Prepares, maintains, and updates training manuals and materials.
  • Collects and analyzes statistics related to circulation activities; generates reports. Ensures circulation statistics (i.e., gate count, library space use) are consistently and accurately recorded.
  • Troubleshoots library equipment issues (i.e., printers, copiers, scanners).
  • Troubleshoots basic desktop computer issues.
  • Participates on Library working groups/committees.
  • Develops, recommends and administers policies, procedures and processes in support of the Access Services unit operations in collaboration with managers of multiple divisions; implements and monitors compliance with approved policies, procedures and processes.
  • Efficiently refers library patrons to the appropriate individual, group, or resource.
  • Maintains inventory of circulation desk and emergency cabinet supplies. Plans, prioritizes and recommends supplies and equipment.
  • Acts as arbitrator for individual patron complaints or concerns regarding Access Services.
  • Serves as primary contact for building management issues by submitting Facilities work orders, conducting regular walking rounds of the building, and communicating with Mount Sinai Security regarding other security issues.
  • Assists with Emergency/Disaster Preparedness planning and initiatives.

Education

Minimum: some course work in MS Library Science degree from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association (ALA).

Previous Experience

  • Demonstrated library science principles and practices; library integrated library systems, and interlibrary loan systems.
  • Skills in developing, implementing, and monitoring policies, procedures, and work flows.
  • Skills in utilizing computer technology used for communication, data gathering and reporting.
  • Demonstrated commitment to service for students, staff and faculty and willingness to actively collaborate with colleagues in the Library and across the campus community.
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively through oral and written media.
  • Demonstrated strong customer service skills.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills and ability to quickly learn new skills. 
  • Experience with integrated library systems and interlibrary loan systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively both as a team member and independently.

To learn more about Levy Library, visit our website - http://icahn.mssm.edu/about/ait/levy-library

Anticipated start date: September 2016

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Reference Librarian, Research & Instruction, Bentley University, Waltham, MA

Position Information: 

Bentley University Library, supporting research and coursework within and across business and the arts and sciences, has an exciting opportunity for a Reference Librarian for Research and Instruction. The Librarian is part of a team of dedicated librarians delivering personalized reference service and learner-centered instruction to Bentley's faculty and students in traditional and online learning environments.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

*Provide research and reference service and information literacy instruction to students and faculty

*Serve as library liaison for specific departments and academic initiatives. Work with faculty, chairs and/or deans to ensure that the library collection meets their research and curriculum needs

*Create, develop and promote instructional videos for both on-campus and off-campus learners, in collaboration with reference librarians

*Provide access to online tutorials for use by distance and campus-based students and faculty, in collaboration with the Electronic Resources Librarian and the Academic Technology Center

Essential Functions

*Provide research assistance at the reference desk and via email, chat and phone

*Develop subject-specific collections and evaluate library resources in specific academic subject areas as part of academic liaison responsibilities

*Create and develop online learning videos and tutorials

*Teach bibliographic instruction, information literacy classes and small group workshops on specific library resources or services to faculty and students

*Contribute to ongoing assessment of the effectiveness and impact Reference Services has on faculty and student research

*Attend professional conferences and workshops in order to keep current with trends, developments, and resources in librarianship, teaching and information literacy

Minimum Qualifications (Education and Experience Requirements)

Master's degree in Library and Information Science, or equivalent from an ALA accredited institution

One to two years reference and instruction experience, preferably in a business academic library setting

Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
Ability to work independently, within a team environment, and with diverse groups

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated ability to create online tutorials to enhance learning and instruction using such software as Camtasia, Captivate, Demo Builder, etc.

Fluency in developing Springshare's LibGuides and other research aids

Teaching experience with an aptitude for information literacy instruction

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.

The work requires some physical exertion such as long periods of standing; or recurring activities such as bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching; or recurring lifting of moderately heavy items such as boxes of books or journals.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

To apply or to learn more about this opportunity, visit:  http://jobs.bentley.edu/postings/1877

Bentley University requires reference checks and may conduct other pre-employment screening.

Bentley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, building strength through diversity.

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SIGIR 2016 Google Travel Grant

ACM SIGIR invites students from underrepresented groups in technology to apply for a SIGIR 2016 Google Travel Grant.

Grants are available for students from all traditionally underrepresented groups in technology (including, but not limited to, African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, persons with disabilities, women and veterans). This grant will cover the cost of the SIGIR registration fee and a $500 travel stipend, for a total of $1000 USD per recipient.

Students are not required to have accepted papers at SIGIR. We are especially interested in assisting first timers and those interested in exploring SIGIR.

To apply, complete the form found at: http://goo.gl/forms/uZ1yB9p1My

The application period will close on May 18th and applicants will be notified of the outcome on or before May 27. SIGIR takes place in Pisa, Italy July 17-21.

For more details or questions, please contact Amanda Arenas (arenasa@google.com) or Diane Kelly (SIGIR Treasurer, dianek@email.unc.edu).

Please help us advertise by circulating this announcement to any interested parties! Speaking of parties, make sure students know that SIGIR sponsors a student luncheon and a student party at the SIGIR Conference!

Diane Kelly, SIGIR Treasurer

_______________________________________

ASIS&T 2016 Annual Meeting
Copenhagen, Denmark | Oct. 14-18, 2016

Creating Knowledge, Enhancing Lives through Information & Technology

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Three Positions, Springfield City Library, Springfield, MA

The Springfield City Library seeks applications for three positions at our forward-looking public library located in beautiful Springfield, Massachusetts.  Please consider applying! Feel free to contact me for more information; all applications must be filed online at the City's website. Be sure to upload a compelling cover letter for priority consideration.

If you can embrace the attitude that "It's All Yours, Just Ask," please apply for the challenging position most suited to your talents and experience. We seek candidates who see the library as a place to help strengthen our city through strong connections and constructive dialogue. We are here to help community members find what they need, no matter who they are, where they come from, or what they're looking for, because the Springfield City Library is their place of connection to information and knowledge, culture, and community.

Follow these links for more information and to apply, please. General information about employment with the City of Springfield may be found here.

Branch Manager at Indian Orchard & Brightwood branches of the Springfield City Library. FT, annual salary is $58,062.68. Apply by 05/16/16. http://bit.ly/BWIOMgrMBLC

Branch Supervisor at East Springfield Branch Library. FT, annual salary is $49,510.76. Apply by 05/16/16. http://bit.ly/ESSupMBLC

Reference Librarian with YA focus at East Forest Park Branch Library. PT, annual salary is $22,135.36 Apply by 05/17/16.  http://bit.ly/EFPTPMBLC

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

Position Description:

The Law Library Assistant helps patrons use the library and contributes to a wide variety of other activities, including the organization and receipt of library resources and the promotion of the Law Library to the Law School community.

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

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

Requirements:

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

About Boston College

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

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

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

How to Apply:

To apply online please visit the Boston College Human Resources Job Opportunities website at: http://www.bc.edu/jobs and follow the link for Regular Staff Position Openings. The Law Library Assistant position is referenced at number 13568. Interested applicants must submit a cover letter and resume electronically (as a PDF or MS Word document). Boston College also accepts resumes and cover letters through US Mail at Boston College, Department of Human Resources, 129 Lake Street. Room 110, 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467. Please be sure to reference Job Requisition 13568 in your correspondence.

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Elementary School Librarian, Venerini Academy, Worcester, MA

Posting for school librarian for private elementary school, grades preschool through grade 8. Position open September, 2016.

DESCRIPTION

This position directs library services for all students in preschool through grade 8. The job includes:

  • Developing, organizing, and maintaining the School library collection
  • Teaching library classes in the context of the library's mission and goals
  • Organizing the library and establishing routines that support children's learning
  • Working collaboratively with teachers in planning curricular units that are interdisciplinary, thematic, and that integrate technology
  • Cataloging and classifying library materials
  • Providing resources and programs that promote independent reading in a variety of genres and reading levels
  • Collaborating with community and outside agencies
  • Maintaining an up to date inventory of all library resources
  • Supervising parent volunteers

REQUIREMENTS

The successful applicant will have a school library teacher or media specialist certification or a Master's degree in library science, or the ability to receive. Teacher certification is not required.

Send Resume to:

Dr. David Fredette, Head of School

Venerini Academy

27 Edward St

Worcester, MA 01605

Phone: (508) 753 3210; Fax (508)754 6050

E-mail: fredetted@veneriniacademy.com

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

Research Room Internship, 16-RR-02

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

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

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

 Applications will be accepted through May 20, 2016.  To apply, please send in the following documents:

  1. Completed Intern Application Form
  2. Unofficial College Transcript
  3. Letter of Recommendation
  4. Cover Letter
  5. Résumé

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

Application and full details are available online:

http://www.jfklibrary.org/About-Us/Job-Volunteer-Internships/~/link.aspx?_id=730B38F31F7B42488B744A33827AC215&_z=z

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Part-Time Circulation Assistant, Watertown Free Public Library, Watertown, MA

The Watertown Free Public Library is looking for a part time Circulation Services Assistant. Our busy mid-sized library serves a diverse population with a broad catalog of needs. As a member of circulation staff you will be the first point of contact for many of the over 32,000 patrons who use the library every month.

This job might be for you if:

  • You like people and you get satisfaction from helping them.
  • You have a firm grasp of what excellent customer service is and you know how to deliver it.
  • You take pride in doing a job well whether it is solving a complicated problem or performing a routine task.
  • You are confident and friendly with interpersonal interactions.
  • You are resilient and understand that when working with the general public you can't take things personally.
  • You are willing to learn and can adapt to change.
  • You believe in the mission of libraries. You want a job in public service.

To land this job you need to have a high school diploma or GED. You do not need to have worked in a library before, but you do need strong customer service experience. This is a great opportunity for a future librarian looking to build their library resume.

To see a more detailed job description and instructions to apply, please visit: www.watertownlib.org/circulation-assistant.

This is a part time (23 hours) union position. Benefits include healthcare, retirement, paid holidays, and generous sick and vacation time. The work schedule includes some nights and a weekend rotation. The hourly rate is $19.46 per hour.

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Call for Submissions: ALISE / Connie van Fleet Award for Research Excellence in Public Library Services to Adults

As the season of award nominations draws closer, we would like to remind you about one of the recently established ALISE research awards which you may consider. The ALISE / Connie Van Fleet Award for Research Excellence in Public Library Services to Adults was created in memory of Connie Van Fleet and in recognition of her life's work. This is a new award that has only been given out once to date; as a result, it may not be on everyone's radar. The award shall consist of a plaque and a monetary award of $1,000 to be presented to the winner (an individual or a research team) at the ALISE Annual Conference. It is sponsored by ABC-CLIO and an anonymous donor.

Complete information about this award, including eligibility and evaluation criteria, is found on the ALISE website. The nomination form is now available at http://www.alise.org/alise-connie-van-fleet-award (Click on "Access the submission form here and go through the ConfTool Conference Administration). The deadline for nominations is September 22, 2016.

Please note that self-nominations are allowed and encouraged. The committee members are available to advise nominators on the preparation of nomination packages. Please consider nominating one of your colleagues or yourself, and please do not hesitate to contact the award committee for guidance and help at any time.

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Call for Papers: ASIS&T Pratt Severn Best Student Research Paper Award

The ASIS&T Pratt Severn Best Student Research Paper Jury is looking for the best Masters student research paper in information science.  Any student in a Masters' degree-granting institution can submit a paper. Papers must follow the guidelines of a JASIST article and must be endorsed by a faculty sponsor for submission to the contest.  The paper must be original and cannot have been previously published nor be submitted to another publication or group while being considered for the award.

The package should consist of the following:

  1. A cover letter stating the author's name, address, academic affiliation, and that the attached paper is being submitted for the Best Student Research Award.
  2. The paper can carry no author identification.  Please note if you are using a word processing program that has author identification within the software please remove this as well.
  3. No more than two letters of endorsement from faculty sponsors.

All nominations must be submitted by June 15, 2016 electronically to http://tinyurl.com/hz7ak3z.

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Call for Papers: The Politics of Theory and the Practice of Critical Librarianship

Call for Papers

Editors: Karen P. Nicholson and Maura Seale
Publisher: Library Juice Press

Over the past fifteen years, librarians have increasingly looked to theory as a means to destabilize normative discourses and practices within LIS, to engage in inclusive and non-authoritarian pedagogies, and to organize for social justice (Accardi, Drabinski, & Kumbier, 2010; Birdsall, 2001; Doherty, 2005; Elmborg, 2006; Gage, 2004; Gregory & Higgins, 2013; Jacobs, 2008; Swanson, 2004). "Critlib," short for "critical librarianship," is variously used to refer to a growing body of scholarship, an intellectual or activist movement within librarianship, an online community that occasionally organizes in-person meetings, and an informal Twitter discussion space active since 2014, identified by the #critlib hashtag. Critlib "aims to engage in discussion about critical perspectives on library practice" but it also seeks to bring "social justice principles into our work in libraries" (http://critlib.org/about/).

In recent months, the role of theory within librarianship in general, and critical librarianship more specifically, has emerged as a site of tension within the profession. In spite of an avowedly activist and social justice-oriented agenda, critlib-as an online discussion space at least-has come under fire from some for being inaccessible, exclusionary, elitist, and disconnected from the practice of librarianship, empirical scholarship, and on-the-ground organizing for socioeconomic and political change. At the same time, critical librarianship may be becoming institutionalized, as seen in the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, the January 2015 editorial in College and Research Libraries that specifically solicited articles using critical theory or humanistic approaches, and the publication of several critical librarianship monographs by the Association of College and Research Libraries.

The present volume provides an opportunity for librarians, archivists, LIS educators and students, information workers, and others with a stake and interest in these issues to engage in a critical and thoughtful reflection on the role of theory within the practice of librarianship. We welcome submissions representing a range of perspectives and opinions in order to inspire discussion and reflection within the profession at large. Possible themes include, but are not limited to:

Is (Critical) Librarianship (Im)Practical?

  • The origins, history and implications of philosophical, theoretical, and practical approaches and imperatives within and to librarianship.
  • How do they relate to the gendering or racialization of librarianship? To the often marginal role of librarians within the academy? To the service-orientation of librarianship?
  • How do they relate to librarianship as a profession? To library scholarship? To everyday work and practices?
  • What roles do/can/should difficult texts and the space/place for reading, reflection, and scholarship play within librarianship?

Sites of Tension

  • Theory and practice; scholarship and activism.
  • Professional/disciplinary/activist communities as spaces of inclusion/exclusion.
  • Explorations of the ways that these issues and tensions have been discussed in other fields (both emerging and established). How might these inform discussion and reflection within librarianship?
  • The performative nature of disciplinary methods, theories, vocabularies, and boundaries. How might these be productive or counterproductive or both?
  • Cultural and social capital and other forms of dominance or power.
  • In/accessibility: language, communities, status, time.
  • The ways in which all of these topics are inflected by race, class, gender, sexuality, ability, and other forms of difference.

Critical Librarianship in a Broader Context

  • Is critical librarianship becoming institutionalized? What might that mean for the broader field of librarianship? What might that mean for everyday work practices and politics?
  • Moving beyond critical theory: What other kinds of theory or theorizing could be useful? What kinds of practices could be productive?
  • Critical librarianship in relation to other activist, critical, or radical movements.

Submission Guidelines

Proposals are to include: title, description (no more than 500 words), and a brief biography of the author(s). Remit the proposal as a Word document in an email to theory.practice.in.critlib@gmail.com with the subject line: Proposal Theory and Practice Last Name(s). Given the subject matter, we seek to include original texts in a variety of formats, including scholarly research articles (5000-8000 words), reflective/personal narratives, editorials (1000-2000 words) that engage thoughtfully with these themes.

Submissions (500 words) due July 31, 2016
Notifications sent out by August 31, 2016
Completed manuscripts due December 31, 2016
Manuscript to publisher by end of June 2017
Book to be published Fall 2017

If you have any questions, please email theory.practice.in.critlib@gmail.com.

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

Simmons College Library is hiring a full-time, paraprofessional Library Assistant in the Learning Commons. 

This full-time, pre-professional position is open to students enrolled in SLIS who have taken three or fewer classes. Salary is $31,500 and includes a generous benefits package, including tuition remission for up to two classes a semester (one during the first year of employment). 

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

The Library Assistant in the Learning Commons will focus on: 

  • Assisting with the management of Reference and Circulation Services by:
    • Supporting day-to-day oversight of Library service provision
    • Participating in the hiring, training, and supervision of student workers
    • Supporting scheduling and coverage of Reference and Circulation services
    • Providing training and continuing education to reference and circulation staff and student workers
    • Staffing Reference and Circulation desks and providing services via email, telephone, chat, and in person.

To apply for this position, please go to our employment site at:  bit.ly/BeatleyLCLA and apply online.

Review of applications will begin on May 25th 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

Simmons is committed to excellence in education and employment through diversity.

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eLearning Curriculum Intern (paid), Credo Reference, Boston, MA

Immediate opening
 
The eLearning Curriculum Intern position will contribute to planning and writing materials for educational objects including courseware lessons, videos, tutorials, assessments, and rubrics on a variety of topics related to information literacy, research skills, and critical thinking. These materials will be geared primarily toward a higher ed audience with occasional K through 12 projects as well. Other responsibilities may include conducting research on topics such as best practices in instructional design for eLearning, standards in critical thinking, and information literacy education, to inform the creation of high quality, innovative content. The intern will work directly under the guidance and supervision of the Senior Educational Specialist in Curriculum & Instruction.

About the Position:

  • You will develop learning outcomes for ​courseware and client projects.
  • You will create scaffolded outlines for learning objects as needed.
  • You will write outlines and scripts for educational materials.
  • You will formulate, implement, and analyze assessments to measure success of learning outcomes.
  • You will research topics related to eLearning, information literacy, and critical thinking.
  • You will document all projects in the relevant systems.
  • You will work with Joomla CMS where you will perform some basic HTML coding.
  • You will contribute to discussions about process improvement.

About You:

  • You are enrolled in a graduate program such as education (with a focus on eLearning), information science, instructional technology, or library science.
  • You have a passion for research, educational outreach, and electronic resources.
  • You are an excellent communicator and have solid interpersonal skills.
  • You are comfortable with web 2.0 technologies and basic computing software.
  • You can multitask and prioritize and have the ability to manage workload through effective time management with attention to meeting multiple deadlines.
  • You are resourceful and take initiative with the goal of developing innovative solutions.
  • You are inquisitive, curious, and willing to learn.

About Credo:

Credo (http://corp.credoreference.com/) is an information skills solutions provider that serves educational institutions worldwide. We build platforms that enable the flexible configuration of content, technology, and services for the purpose of connecting learners, faculty and teachers, librarians, and publishers. Credo promotes knowledge building, problem solving, and critical thinking to give people the information skills necessary for success throughout their academic, professional, and personal lives.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples (this can be from a school assignment) to careers@credoreference.com.

Hours: 20 hours/week; flexible schedule between hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday

Our main office is located in Boston, but this intern can work remotely from home if not located in Boston area.

Compensation: $14/hour

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Technical Services & Reference Librarian, Stevens Memorial Library, North Andover, MA

Essential Functions

Duties are divided between two functional areas in the Stevens Memorial Library: Technical Services and Reference Service. Technical Services duties: perform goods receipts process for library materials and associated billing insure accurate and timely payment of library accounts, including communication with vendors, Library accounting and Evergreen Integrated Library System (Evergreen ILS) Acquisitions software module; perform routine cataloging of print and non-print materials, including data entry in the Evergreen ILS and associated physical processing of materials.  Reference Service: provide information and reference, readers' advisory, etc. to patrons. Instruct and promote the use of the Library's electronic resources (e-book, e-encyclopedia, e-music, etc.).  Actively participate in staff development and training opportunities when appropriate. Keeps current on trends in the library field, attends workshops, and reviews professional journals.  The percentage of time for the duties is approximately 75% of time is spent on Cataloging and approximately 25% of the time is on the Reference Desk. 

Qualifications

Education:

Master's in Library Science (MLS) or Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree from an American Library Association accredited Library School or MLS / MLIS in progress with cataloging and reference coursework completed.

Experience:

Knowledge of basic library cataloging principles and procedures, Dewey Decimal System, subject assignment, MARC record format and computerized data entry. 1 year cataloging experience in an automated library system in a public library setting, Evergreen ILS preferred. Demonstrate proficiency in current and emerging trends in library technologies (equipment and their applications). 

Additional skills:     

Ability to initiate, organize, and self-direct work responsibilities under minimum supervision. Ability to collaborate and create positive working relationships in a team environment, including limited supervision of staff and / or volunteers. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Embraces opportunities to learn in a changing environment.

Physical Requirements:

Performs duties under typical library conditions. Position requires frequent physical effort, such as carrying books (up to 20-30 lbs), pushing book carts (up to 150 lbs), bending, stretching, grasping, etc. to retrieve library materials.

Able to view computer screens for extended time periods and able to operate computers, telephones, photocopiers, printers and other office-type equipment.

Compensation:

Rate: Librarian I (S-11)  $20.43 - $24.47 in 8 steps; coursework in an MLS degree program

Librarian I (S-12)  $21.24 - $25.43 in 8 steps; MLS degree

Position is subject to the terms and conditions of the Town of North Andover's AFSCME - Professional Librarians collective bargaining agreement: (http://www.townofnorthandover.com/Pages/NAndoverMA_WebDocs/lm1316.pdf)

Schedule: 18 hours per week including 1 evening and a regular weekend (Saturday 10 am - 5 pm and Sunday 2 pm - 5 pm) in rotation from Labor Day through Memorial Day.

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

Kathleen Keenan, Director
KKeenan@northandoverma.gov

Position is open until filled.

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

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Library Media Specialist, North Andover Public Schools, Andover, MA

REPORTS TO: Building Principal and the Director of Technology

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

North Andover Public Schools is seeking an enthusiastic student-centered Library Media Specialist to join our elementary community of five schools. The Library Media Specialist is responsible for the effective and efficient operation of the school library facilities and included materials. Both collaboratively and independently, the Library Media Specialist provides high quality programming that promotes literacy, digital citizenship, and the skillful use of technology.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • State certified as a Library Media Specialist or as a School Librarian.
  • Completed a teacher preparation program/ educational degree, and hold a master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or from a master's level program in library and information studies.
  • Competency in both print and non-print materials and educational technology.
  • Experience in school media services and library automation.
  • Experience with Google Apps for Education preferred.

JOB GOALS:

  • To ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information.
  • To empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, ethical
  • users of information.
  • To instill a love of learning in all students and ensure equitable access to information.
  • To collaborate with classroom teachers, Library Media Specialists and IT Support Staff to design and implement units of instruction including assessment of student learning.
  • To align the School Library Program (SLP) with the mission, goals, and objectives of the school / school district.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Collaborates with classroom teachers as a partner in the instructional process.
  • Collaborates to design, teach, and assess learning experiences that incorporate inquiry learning, information literacies in their formats, critical thinking and self-assessment.
  • Promotes a love of reading and lifelong learning.
  • Promotes and assists with instructional technology to improve student learning.
  • Teaches students to build on prior knowledge to construct new knowledge.
  • Benchmarks the SLP to school, state, and national standards.
  • Stays current in professional practices, educational research; maintains active professional memberships.
  • Advocates for SLP through an effective public relations program.
  • Collects and analyzes data to improve instruction; demonstrates correlations between the SLP and student achievement.
  • Administers the SLP budget to support program goals.
  • Participates in the recruiting and training of library volunteers.
  • Fosters a creative, flexible environment so that the school library is an essential part of the learning community.
  • Develops and maintains resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and instructional strategies of the school community.
  • Cooperates and networks with other libraries/agencies including the NAPS library media specialists and North Andover Stevens Memorial Library.
  • Follows district and professional procedures for selection, acquisition, circulation, and resource sharing of resources in all formats.
  • Evaluates, promotes and uses existing and emerging technologies to support teaching and learning.
  • Promotes the ethical use of information: copyright, fair use, and licensing of intellectual
  • property.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITES: Parent volunteers

EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with district policies.

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties may be assigned as required.

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Substitute (On-Call) Librarian, Wellesley Free Library, Wellesley, MA

The Wellesley Free Library seeks cheerful customer service professionals to work in the Children's and/or Reference Department as substitute librarians on an "as needed" basis.  The principal work is to provide direct customer service to patrons, deliver accurate information with a smile, assist in research and technology instruction, provide informed reader's advisory service and utilize sound judgment. Other duties unique to each department may be assigned.

The hourly rate is $23.50 and the position is not benefit eligible.

Requires:  Completion of applicable coursework in an MLS degree program or an equivalent combination of education and experience; strong customer service skills; and demonstrated knowledge of effective customer service techniques.

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 May 23, 2016. AA/EOE

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Metadata Librarian, University of Kansas Libraries, Lawrence, KS

Metadata Librarian

The University of Kansas Libraries seeks a knowledgeable, enthusiastic and innovative individual to articulate and execute a vision for enhancing resource access and discovery in the evolving world of diverse library collections and digital scholarship.   The Metadata Librarian provides leadership to the University of Kansas Libraries and the campus community on the creation, analysis and curation of metadata.  The position serves as the Libraries' primary resource for non-MARC metadata design, structure and standards. 

Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Information Technology and Discovery Services, the Metadata Librarian is a member of the Metadata, Data, and Discovery Services team.  The Metadata Librarian develops workflows for efficiently incorporating high-quality metadata into repositories, publishing platforms, and other systems.  In close collaboration with colleagues throughout the Libraries, the position defines, coordinates, and completes projects that improve management of and access to digital resources.  The Metadata Librarian consults with faculty and campus researchers on metadata and data in support of digital scholarship to enhance research, teaching, and learning at the University of Kansas.

To view the full job description, required qualifications, and application instructions, please visit: https://employment.ku.edu/academic/6075BR. 

This position closes June 3, 2016. Contact information to applicants: Leah Nelson, leahnel@ku.edu.

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University Librarian, Franklin Pierce University, Rindge, NH

Position: University Librarian

Location: Franklin Pierce University, Rindge NH Campus

Franklin Pierce University invites applications for the position of University Librarian. This full-time position holds faculty status and reports to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. The University Librarian is responsible for planning, implementing, administering and evaluating the library and information services that meet the academic and administrative needs of the university.

Franklin Pierce University is a multi-campus institution with locations in Rindge, Manchester, Lebanon, Portsmouth NH, and Goodyear, AZ. The library is located on the main campus in Rindge, NH. The University Librarian will be responsible for providing visionary leadership to the library, advocating for the library in the community and larger world, supervising the delivery of library and information literacy learning services to the community, directing strategic planning, budgeting, staffing, staff development and program assessment, promoting public relations and fund raising; and fostering regional cooperation in resources sharing; networking and collection development. 

Qualified candidates should possess an earned Master of Library Science (MLS) or Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) from an ALA-accredited program and five or more years in library administration. Candidates must possess broad knowledge and understanding of library systems and current and emerging technologies. It is essential that candidate must be comfortable working within a team-oriented leadership and consensus building environment, that is eager to engage directly with students, possess the leadership, managerial and communications skills to work with many constituencies, and seek opportunities to engage on institution-wide discussions about information literacy and other library-related issues.

Confidential screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date for this position will be early July 2016.

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, a statement of their leadership philosophy, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three + professional references to: 

University Librarian
Franklin Pierce University
40 University Drive, Rindge, NH 03461
jobs@franklinpierce.edu.

Please be sure to add "University Librarian Position" to the subject line of the email.

Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Summer Librarian (evenings), Bay State College, Boston, MA

Summer Library Position

The Bay State College Library is seeking an evening librarian for the summer term 2016. This position is ideal for a recent library school graduate who is looking to gain experience in many different aspects of academic librarianship.

The core responsibilities of this position include:

  • Assisting students and faculty with in-depth research questions in person and through email, as well as answering basic reference and directional questionsConducting a library orientation for the evening English class 
  • Troubleshooting minor computer, Microsoft Office, and printer problems
  • Circulating library materials to students and faculty 
  • Notifying the librarian (or other appropriate departments) of issues related to the website, facilities, security, etc.
  • Other projects or duties as assigned by the Librarian, such as: copy cataloging, LibGuides editing, and collection development

Requirements:

  • MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited library science program
  • Availability from Monday-Thursday, 4pm-10pm from May 23rd-August 5th, 2016
  • Excellent search skills (including periodical databases, the web, and library catalogs)
  • Ability to problem solve and work independently with minimal supervision
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 

The library assistant is a temporary contract position and does not offer benefits. Hourly rate of pay is $15. Interested candidates should forward a letter of interest and current resume to Jessica Neave, jneave@baystate.edu

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Head of Children's Services, Forbush Memorial Library, Westminster, MA

The Town of Westminster is accepting applications for a full-time, Children's Services Librarian for the public library.      

Responsibilities include overseeing the daily operations of the library's children's department including programs, collection development, circulation, programming and publicity, and maintenance of the space designated for children. Accountable for the quality and quantity of work done by employees and volunteers of the department. Applicants must be able to operate standard office and library equipment including automated circulation/catalogue system and various computer programs.  Moderate physical effort required in carrying and shelving books. Ability to work with the general public and the library staff in a courteous and tactful manner required.

Bachelor's degree including training in children's and young adult literature, and early childhood development and literacy training is preferred; minimum of three to five (3-5) years related work experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Job description and application are available at www.westminster-ma.gov - Human Resources or by calling 978-874-7404. Pay rate, based on experience: $19.50 - $22.50/hr.  Applications accepted until position filled. Review of applications will begin May 20, 2016. The Town of Westminster is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Campus Engagement Librarian, Drake University Cowles Library, Des Moines, IA

Drake University's Cowles Library invites applications for a 12-month, 3-year consecutive term appointment as the Campus Engagement Librarian beginning July 1, 2016. This faculty position with the rank of Assistant Professor has the possibility for reappointment.

As a member of the Public Services Team, the Campus Engagement Librarian will be responsible for coordinating the library's user engagement efforts in both the online and physical library environments with a primary goal of contributing to Drake students' academic success. Working collaboratively, the successful candidate will be responsible for the development, implementation and assessment of programming, activities, and projects designed to improve and enhance student success by engagement with librarians and library resources. This position is responsible for enhancing overall campus engagement with the library by developing relationships with the library's user communities and utilizing information gathered from these relationships to identify and prioritize the users' needs as they pertain to the library. The Campus Engagement Librarian will serve as library liaison to appropriate Social Science disciplines. This position reports to the Director of Library Instruction and will have reference, instruction, liaison, and collection development responsibilities, including some evenings and weekend hours.

The successful candidate will hold a Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program.

Salary is competitive (with a range beginning in the mid-fifties) and dependent on qualifications and experience. For the full job description and to apply, please submit an application letter addressing qualifications, a current vita, and contact information including email addresses of three references to Hire Touch or access this position directly. Follow the instructions to apply and upload requested materials. Questions may be directed to reference@drake.edu.

Review of applications will begin May 20, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

More information about Drake University's work environment, employee benefits, faculty development opportunities, and the greater Des Moines area can be accessed at http://www.drake.edu/hr/.

Drake University is an equal-opportunity employer and actively seeks applicants who reflect the diversity of the nation. No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, religion, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information or veteran status.

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Assistant Director, Woburn Public Library, Woburn, MA

The Woburn Public Library seeks a creative, energetic, and dedicated librarian to fill the role of Assistant Director. With our wonderful Director retiring at the end of June, I am looking for a partner in crime who embraces change, welcomes innovative ideas, and looks forward to the challenges and opportunities a building project presents. It is an exciting time for the Woburn Public Library and our fantastic staff. Do you want join us for the journey? 

For the full (and way more formal) job description, please visit the MBLC's jobline:

http://goo.gl/yyLQjh

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Performing Arts Librarianship, Theatre Library Association, New York, NY

Are you interested in Performing Arts Librarianship?  Are you interested in working with performing arts resource material and collections covering theatre, dance, popular entertainment, film, television and radio?  

Join the Theatre Library Association!

Memberships run January 1 - December 31, so join now for 2016

Since 1937, the Theatre Library Association is the only North American organization devoted to supporting the needs and interests of librarians, archivists, scholars and practitioners affiliated with theatre, dance, performance studies, popular entertainment, motion picture and broadcasting collections.   We need your support to continue our work in promoting professional best practices in the acquisition, organization, access and preservation of performing arts resources in libraries, archives, museums, private collections, and the digital environment.  

Become a Member Today!

Benefits of membership include . . .

  • Discounted membership rates for the annual ASTR/TLA conference and other TLA sponsored events including the upcoming 2016 TLA Symposium.
  • Access to professional development opportunities and forums to learn about best practices, ask questions, share information, and connect with mentors and collaborators through our online membership directory.
  • Join a TLA committee and contribute in a concrete and meaningful way to the future of this vibrant organization.

All of the TLA activities are enriched by the ongoing communication that takes place on our website, in our online newsletter, BROADSIDE, through the TLA-L listserv, and on our Facebook page, helping to sustain the national--and international--community of performing arts librarians, archivists, curators, collectors, scholars, and other users of performing arts collections.

At only $25/year, your student membership will help us sustain the mission and activities of the Theatre Library Association.  Join online at http://www.tla-online.org/membership/join/ using your PayPal account; or by mail by printing out a Membership Form and mailing it to TLA along with a check for payment.

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Serials Intern, Boston Athanaeum, Boston, MA

Department: Technical Services Department

Supervisor: Serials Librarian

Hours: Approximately 15 hours weekly

Compensation: $13 an hour; free membership concurrent with employment; no other benefits, position is classified as temporary

Start Date: Position expected to begin in May 2016

Job Description:

  • Perform serials check-in through the Voyager ILS
  • Identify and claim missing periodical issues
  • Maintain organization of the storage of the periodical back issues
  • Prepare and process periodical bindery shipments
  • Interact with members and staff in a professional, friendly manner, fielding inquiries and
  • providing assistance in locating materials
  • Shelving and shifting of materials as required

Qualifications:

  • Current enrolled in a library science graduate program, required
  • Basic cataloging skills, desirable
  • Ability to be detail oriented, organized, and work independently, required
  • Must be able to lift forty pounds and should be prepared to carry books and boxes up and
  • down stairs, required
  • Work one assigned evening a week, required

To Apply: E-mail résumé and cover letter to: gearty@bostonathenaeum.org

The Boston Athenæum is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage individuals of diverse backgrounds to apply and are committed to hiring individuals who value a diverse and inclusive work environment.

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Library Assistant IV, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

Auto req ID 38984BR

Time Status Full-time

Department Access Services - Resource Sharing

Salary Grade 051

Union 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers

Duties & Responsibilities
Under the direction of the Head of Resource Sharing, as a member of the Access Services team, the Access Services Resource Sharing Specialist 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.

  • Process resource sharing requests placed by Harvard patrons to be loaned or scanned from lending libraries.
  • Explains resource sharing policies to patrons.
  • Uses various electronic or manual methods to verify citations and locate difficult items.
  • Interprets resource sharing borrowing policies and procedures.
  • Backs-up lending workflows as needed.
  • Backs-up processing of materials for Harvard patrons as needed.
  • Serves as resource sharing borrowing customer service contact, including telephone communication and all other forms of correspondence.
  • Creates, updates, and maintains borrowing requests in resource sharing software (ILLiad).
  • Creates and updates library records in the circulation subsystem (currently Aleph). Charges and renews materials in Aleph.
  • Actively participate in resource sharing initiatives university-wide

Basic Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent education required
  • Demonstrated experience showing attention to detail and excellent organizational skills
  • Computer skills must include Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel

Additional Qualifications

  • College Degree preferred.
  • Working knowledge of HOLLIS, OCLC, online catalogs, bibliographic databases and resource sharing software and associated tools.
  • Reading knowledge of a foreign language preferred.
  • Sensitivity to working in a diverse user environment.
  • Ability to solve problems effectively and exercise discerning judgment.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple task in a high paced environment and work productively in a team environment with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to perform repetitive work tasks with overall accuracy, effectiveness, and attention to detail and outstanding organizational skills required.
  • Must be energetic, flexible, and team oriented.
  • Demonstrated aptitude for problem solving and performing neat, detailed, accurate work required.
  • Excellent attendance record, punctuality, reliability, and the ability to work well with others.
  • Frequent use of a computer keyboard, mouse, and barcode scanner
  • This position involves regularly lifting and moving loads weighing in excess of 50 pounds.
  • This position requires bending, squatting, stretching and climbing small step stools when needed to retrieve books. There may be limited exposure to dust and mold as this position is sitting in a library setting.

Additional Information
Access Services actively supports the teaching and research mission of the Harvard Library by providing circulation, privileges, and other public services as well as operations such as the Harvard Depository, interlibrary loan, and collection management that facilitate virtual and physical access to information resources within and outside the University. Access Services staff members are expected to provide services at the highest level of patron satisfaction while utilizing best practices to meet patron needs. Additionally, Access Services staff members are committed to delivering high-quality customer service; timely access to collections; maintaining the integrity and security of library resources and materials; and accommodating user needs in accordance with the priorities and objectives of the Harvard Library.

Pre-Employment Screening

  • Criminal
  • Education
  • Identity

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

To learn more or apply for this role, please visit:

http://hr.harvard.edu/search-jobs

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Executive Director, Poudre River Public Library District, Fort Collins, CO

Embrace the Colorado lifestyle as Poudre River Public Library District's (http://www.poudrelibraries.org/) next Executive Director! Lead an outstanding public library district headquartered in exciting Fort Collins, one of the Top 10 Healthiest cities and one of America's Most Innovative Tech Hubs. Promote and execute the Library's strategic vision--a vision with focus--People, Partners, and Place--to be realized with superb services, outstanding programs, and exceptional customer service. The Executive Director will work collaboratively with the seven-member Board of Trustees, the County and Library staff to deliver new services and programs to a region with significant growth and unlimited potential. The Library focuses on continuous learning, awareness and marketing efforts, creating a sense of place, and building sustainable external partnerships throughout northern Larimer County, CO. The Library's three locations, anchored in Fort Collins, and its outreach department circulates 3.2 million items annually to a population of 186,000+ residents with an annual budget of $9.9 million, a committed staff of 160, and a vital Friends of the Library. The District serves an 1,800 square-mile region and is dedicated to matching diverse community needs, interests and priorities with exceptional opportunities for learning, intellectual stimulation and personal enjoyment. Just as the Poudre River flows through the region and sustains life across the high plains of northern Colorado, The Poudre River Public Library District is where the free flow of information cultivates growth and serves as a steady, limitless source of renewal for all of its communities.

Located in northern Colorado, Fort Collins (http://www.fcgov.com/) enjoys and celebrates its reputation for wonderful cultural and recreational amenities, an outstanding public school system, first rate medical care, and Colorado State University. Nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains, Fort Collins, the County Seat, offers 300 days of sunshine a year and is a regional hub for shopping and employment. As a renowned technology corridor, major employers include Hewlett Packard, Intel, and Avago Technologies. Live music and entertainment, as well as great local dining (Fort Collins is known for its breweries), can be found throughout the historic downtown area. Fort Collins offers the quality of life of a small community with the exhilaration of a large city--a place in which you can reinvent and reinvigorate yourself. For more information on Fort Collins, Larimer County, and the Poudre River Public Library District, visit Poudre River Links (http://www.gossagesager.com/poudrelinks.htm).

Responsibilities include planning and directing all phases of library operations-financial, personnel, facilities, and business for the library district with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers; assisting the Board of Trustees in the development of policies providing overall direction for the District; working closely with the Board, Larimer County, and elected county and municipal officials; understanding and contributing to northern Colorado's community, culture, lifestyles and interests focusing on active civic engagement promoting external partnerships; promoting best practices analyzing continuous improvement, library services and programs consistent with community expectations; understanding and supporting innovative library technologies; experience working with new capital projects; and proven experience mentoring, developing, and evaluating staff. For the complete position description, see Poudre River Public Library District Executive Director (http://www.gossagesager.com/poudrejobdesc.pdf).

Qualifications. Minimum requirements include an MLS from an ALA-accredited program and five years of library experience in increasingly responsible library positions or an equivalent background and experience that will enable the candidate to effectively perform the work required.  Essential skills include excellent administrative, financial planning, communication, and personnel management skills; ability to inspire and lead staff; initiative, awareness and vision in developing library services; and skill in building and maintaining effective relationships with the staff, Library Board, Friends of the Library and community leaders. Successful experience reporting to a governing board, working in a multi-branch environment, and successful strategic planning and implementation are highly preferred.

Compensation. The starting salary range is $125,000-145,000 dependent on qualifications with a competitive benefits package.

For further information, please visit Bradbury Associates/Miller Associates (http://www.gossagesager.com/). Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and resume as Word or PDF attachments to Karen Miller, karenmiller@bradburymiller.com. This position will close June 12, 2016.

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Elementary School Library Teacher, Sam Placentino and Fred Miller Elementary Schools, Holliston, MA

Grades PK-5

Two buildings (PK-2) (Sam Placentino Elementary School

 (3-5) Fred Miller Elementary School (Buildings are connected)

Full Time Position beginning 2016-2017 School Year

This position directs library services for all students in preschool through grade 5. The library teacher will work with a library paraprofessional so that both libraries are open and available for class visits each day. The job includes purchasing materials, cataloging, library instruction, special programming, and working with teachers to ensure that students are having their instructional and recreational reading needs met.

Requires a Massachusetts Library Media Certificate.

Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to: 

David Keim, Principal

Miller School

235 Woodland St.

Holliston, MA 01746

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Adult Services Librarian/ Head of Collection Management, Newport Public Library, Newport, RI

The Newport Public Library, Newport, RI, seeks an experienced Librarian to be Head of Collection Management and a strong member of our Reference Team.  This is a fast-paced demanding job for the Library professional with superior communication and organizational skills who will lead our team in developing all aspects of the print, non-print, and virtual collections for our library.  This position is part of our Reference team and requires strong web skills.

Masters of Library and Information Science required.  Collection Development experience preferred.  To apply send resume and cover letter to Anne Shepherd, Director, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., Newport, RI 02840 by May 20, 2016.  May be e-mailed to: ashepherd@newportlibraryri.org. Full job description may be viewed on the Newport Public Library website (www.newportlibraryri.org), under Your Library, Administration.

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

The Wellesley Free Library is seeking a tech-savvy and welcoming full-time (35 hours/week) Reference Librarian to join our Children's Department team in providing the highest level of quality library service to children, young teens, parents, teachers and caregivers.

Under the supervision of the Children's Services Supervisor, duties will include search instruction to library customers; providing reader advisory services; updating social media sites; helping maintain the Children's materials collection; and developing/implementing STEAM, early literacy and enrichment programs for children from birth through grade 8.

The pay range is $25.67 - $32.48 with an excellent benefit package.

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; excellent computer skills, including familiarity with computer coding/programming concepts, database searching and software specific to libraries. 

To apply, 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 May 23, 2016.  AA/EOE

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CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS: Changing the Scope of Library Instruction in the Digital Age

Proposal Submission Deadline: May 30, 2016

Changing the Scope of Library Instruction in the Digital Age
edited by
Dr. Swati Bhattacharyya (Librarian, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta) and Dr. K. Rama Patnaik (Librarian, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore)

Introduction

Library instruction originates from Readers' Advisory Service/User Education and Outreach Service. Earlier, this service aimed to educate users on identifying authentic information quickly and efficiently. However, the scope of this service has enhanced considerably in recent years. Besides, library instruction service is increasingly viewed as part of classroom teaching and thus, teaching is an important component.

Current digital age is impacting the contents and delivery of instructional service in many ways. Instructional sessions not only describe various features of a resource, but these sessions also bring issues like the ethical use of information, copyright, value of open knowledge. Librarians are required to help users to learn the use of citation management tools, data visualization tools etc. The new paradigm of education - blended and online education - requires that learners are supported by library instructions in virtual mode. The library instruction in virtual mode is also useful for those who want to learn at their pace. The designing of learning objects for an instructional session - either in face-to-face mode or virtual mode - requires the understanding of Instructional Design and other related areas. Increasingly, library instructions are integrated into classroom activities, and it implies that such programs should be based on contemporary teaching philosophies.

Given these changes, the knowledge of the Instructional Librarian on the contents of resources is required to be supplemented by the knowledge of how to create effective instructions. An instructional session has a significant teaching component. The familiarity/knowledge of learning models, teaching philosophy, instructional design, the use of technology, and communication contribute to developing effective library instructions. That the new/additional knowledge is required in this regard is evident from the job description of many positions for Instructional/Reference Librarians.

Objective of the Book

The book aims to report cases of library instructions developed in different contexts. The book aims to capture the large canvass of theoretical frames used from teaching, learning, instructional design, technology use, and communication in this regard. Practical experience with regards to challenges faced in designing instructions for wide range of users, in terms of age group, educational level, disciplines will also be reported. Library instruction is an area which is not taught but learnt on job. The goal of the book is to provide a platform for facilitating that learning from others' experience and viewpoints.

Target Audience

The target audience of this book will be librarians who are engaged fully or partly with the design of library instructions and imparting those instructions to learners. Specialists in the areas of instructional design, communication in virtual media - they can examine the cases and contribute to this area further. This book will also be helpful for the entry level librarians who aim to pursue a career of Instructional Librarian.

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

The chapters will be divided, broadly, in four areas:

(A) Theoretical foundation/framework of designing library instructions

Papers in this area will devote to the theoretical frameworks from learning models, teaching principles, instructional design, technology use, communication, library and information science and other areas, as applicable, for designing library instructions.

(B) Cases of library instructions

Papers in this area will report actual cases of designing and offering library instructions. The cases may target specific age group (child/adult), social groups (international students/migrants/learners from underprivileged groups), learners of different academic programs (primary education/secondary education, tertiary education), disciplines specific issues (humanities, social science, physical science and others).

(C) Managing library instruction sessions

Papers that will address issues related to managing library instructions sessions will be accommodated here. The issues may be challenges in integrating instruction sessions in classroom activities, inter-personal relationship.

(D) Instructional Librarian - professional issues

A wonderful contribution from established and senior Instructional Librarians will be how they prepared themselves to meet the challenges of this task, in the evolving library scenario, particularly in the technology enriched education system for last couple of years. Besides, reflections on how the LIS education can accommodate this area in view of the new landscape emerging from digital age, both from practitioners and academics, will be an important value addition to the book.

Submission Procedure
Potential contributors are invited to submit a 2-3 page chapter proposal (approximately 2000 words) to the Editor by May 30, 2016 detailing the background, motivations and structure of the proposed chapter. The proposals can be submitted to http://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/call-details/2148. Authors will be notified in short order as to the status of their proposals and sent organizational guidelines. Full chapters should be at least 8,000-9,000 words in length and are due on July 30, 2016. Final revised chapters are due on October 30, 2016. All chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Important Dates
May 30, 2016: Proposal Submission Deadline
June 20, 2016: Notification of Acceptance
July 30, 2016: Full Chapter Submission
September 30, 2016: Review Results Returned
October 30, 2016: Revised Chapter Submission from Chapter Authors
November 30, 2016: Final Acceptance Notification

Publisher
This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), an international academic publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. IGI Global specializes in publishing reference books, scholarly journals, and electronic databases featuring academic research on a variety of innovative topic areas including, but not limited to, education, social science, medicine and healthcare, business and management, information science and technology, engineering, public administration, library and information science, media and communication studies, and environmental science. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2017.

Inquiries may be sent to:

Dr. Swati Bhattacharyya

Librarian, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta

Email: swra2017igi@gmail.com

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Assistant Manager, Access Services, Babson College, Wellesley, MA

Babson College's Horn Library is looking for an excellent communicator with a strong customer service orientation an Assistant Manager, Access Services:

The Assistant Manager, Access Services hires, schedules, trains, and evaluates the Student Information Assistants. Responsible for coordinating and participating in the training of student employees. In addition, the Assistant Manager is responsible for assisting in the day-to-day operations of the Horn Library Information Desk. Provides basic reference assistance to library's customers using a variety of print and electronic resources. 

This position is scheduled to work full-time, Tuesday through Saturday. The specific hours are 9:30 am-5 pm Monday-Thursday, 11 am-7:30 pm Friday and 8:30 am-5:30 pm Saturday.

  • Hires, schedules, and evaluates 20-35 student employees. Maintains organizational tools to manage student employees, particularly Blackboard.
  • Coordinates and participates in training Student Information Assistants in circulation/reserves procedures as well as training in library resources. Delivers both online and in-person training modules.
  • Participates in and coordinates the activities of Student Information Assistants to perform stacks maintenance functions. Evaluates and recognizes student performance.
  • Supervises the day-to-day operations of the Horn Library Information Desk.
  • Provides basic reference assistance with research in all formats and media to students, faculty, alumni, local business people, and residents using library resources. Refers to instructional librarians if necessary.
  • Communicates and enforces library policies and procedures to students, faculty, staff, and the public.
  • Troubleshoots and performs maintenance and minor repairs of A/V equipment and computer hardware. Coordinates complex repairs with the appropriate person within ITSD, taking ownership until resolution, and communicates as needed with members of the Access Services department.
  • Checks in/out and renews library materials, registers patrons, and collects fines using automated system.
  • Participates in the course reserves workflow as necessary.
  • Assumes additional responsibilities as required.

Supervises:
Student Information Assistants

 

Education Requirements:
Minimum Level of Education Required Bachelor's Degree; some work towardsMLS preferred
Position Knowledge/Skills & Abilities Requirements:

  • At least 1-3 years of experience
  • Ability to file, shelve, and retrieve library materials
  • Competencies:
  • Communication
  • Customer service orientation
  • Teamwork
  • Continuous improvement
  • Technology
  • Conceptual thinking
  • Self-management
  • Empowerment

Working Conditions:
Light lifting required (50 pounds and under).

Interested candidates should apply via our website https://babson.peopleadmin.com

We are an equal opportunity employer.   We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic.   The EEO is the Law poster is available here. Babson College is committed to enhancing diversity and inclusion across all levels of the College. Candidates who believe they can contribute to this value are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Reading Room Student Assistant, Schlesinger Library, Cambridge, MA

Hours: 35 hours/week: June‐August (June: Monday-Friday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm; July-August:  Tuesday-Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm) 17 hours/week: Starting in September (including Saturday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Eligibility:   This position is a pre‐professional position open to currently enrolled students.

Library: The Schlesinger Library draws thousands of researchers each year to study the history of women in America.    The collection consists of manuscript collections of individuals, families, and organizations, with particular strengths in women's rights, suffrage, feminism, health and sexuality, social reform, and education.  Some collections of note are the papers of Betty Friedan, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, June Jordan, Julia Child, Pauli Murray, and Judy Chicago, and the records of the National Organization for Women.  In addition, the library's book and periodical collections cover the full range of research on women as well as writings by women.  The library has a particularly strong collection of cookbooks dating from the late 18th century to the present.

Location: In Radcliffe Yard, 2 blocks from Harvard Square.  The yard is between Brattle and Garden Streets in Cambridge.

Description: Under the supervision of the Research Services Department, reading room student assistants work in the Reading Room; help monitor Reading Room security; retrieve and reshelve books, periodicals, and manuscript and audiovisual materials; photocopy materials for researchers; assist the reference staff with checking in and returning Harvard Depository material; and other light processing projects that may arise.    In addition, this person may work at the Registration Desk on the first floor.   

ExperienceRequired: Ability to interact well with students, faculty, researchers, and staff.  High attention to detail.  Ability to lift boxes weighing up to 40 pounds. Ability to work in a fast‐paced environment. Able to commit to a set weekly schedule.    Preferred:  Interest in women's studies; reading room or other special collections experience.   

Salary: $14.00/hour To apply:    

Application deadline: May 13, 2016.   

Submit cover letter, resume, and references to: Jennifer Fauxsmith, Research Librarian, jennifer_fauxsmith@radcliffe.harvard.edu

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Archivist Manager/University Digital Records, Clarke Historical Library at Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI

The Clarke Historical Library at Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Michigan is seeking to fill a position for an Archivist Manager / University Digital Records who will develop and implement the operation of an ongoing electronic records program for University and University-related born digital records. The successful applicant will work in cooperation with relevant CMU offices and officials and, insofar as possible, will work within the framework of existing institutional information technology structures, policies, and practices, which sometimes will include handling of confidential records. For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.jobs.cmich.edu/postings/24065

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Conference: Transitioning Together, Western New England University, Springfield, MA

A special interest group of ACRL/NEC, presents: Transitioning Together

June 3, 2016 at Western New England University.

Register here

Please join NELIG for a great Annual Program. The day's speakers, Steve Runge, Boston College and Dr. Cheryl McCarthy, University of Rhode Island, will offer big-picture perspectives on student transitions. Breakouts include sessions on MBA students, first years, transitioning to the workforce, high school students' preparation for college, STEM instruction, first generation students, and the extended  journey toward a degree.

Hotel here group rate available until May 3rd

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Librarian for Literary and Popular Culture Collections, Brown University, Providence, RI

Brown University Library seeks collaborative and innovative candidates for the position of Librarian for Literary and Popular Culture Collections.  As part of the Special Collections unit in the John Hay Library, the Librarian is responsible for a broad range of special collections including the Harris Collection of American Poetry and Plays, the H. Adrian Smith Magic Collection, the Miller Collection of Wit and Humor, the Sheet Music Collection, the Katzoff Collection of Gay and Lesbian Literature, the Comics Collection, and other library holdings in the areas of American and British literature and popular culture.

The Librarian for Literary and Popular Culture Collections actively engages with students, faculty, and researchers by providing in-depth, subject-based reference and research services, as well as teaching support.  S/he assists with the design, development, and implementation of discovery tools, digital projects, and online resource guides.  The position is responsible for collection development, through purchase and gift, in designated subject areas and in all formats, with emphasis on special collections material, in accordance with collection guidelines, curriculum alignment, and budgetary resources.  The Librarian actively promotes the use of the collections through exhibitions, presentations, and a variety of programmatic initiatives incorporating emerging technologies and social media.  Working across departments, the Librarian supports the user-focused environment of the Library through assessment, evaluation, design and implementation of user-driven services. The Librarian participates in appropriate organizations at the regional and national levels.

Qualifications:

  • Masters in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution and/or graduate degree in a relevant subject area
  • Extensive knowledge of one or more of the subject areas for which the position is responsible; experience with research tools relevant to the assigned subject areas
  • Minimum of three years of experience in a similar position with a focus on research and teaching support, collection development, public service, programming, and outreach
  • Experience in collection development in special collections; knowledge of the market for rare books and manuscripts
  • Demonstrated understanding of and receptiveness to the uses of emerging technologies and social media
  • Experience with library instruction, teaching, and making presentations
  • Experience working with researchers in a rapidly changing environment
  • Ability to work in a complex library organization with a strong service orientation
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills with experience working collaboratively with others;
  • Ability to advocate for and promote the collections to a diverse constituency
  • Evidence of scholarly engagement and active participation within the profession
  • Knowledge of one or more languages other than English, preferably French and/or Spanish.

To Apply: please visit Brown University's career opportunities website at:   https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/staff-careers-brown/jobs and reference REQ123823. Complete an application online, attach documents, and submit for immediate consideration.  Documents should include cover letter, resume, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references.  Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. 

 

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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Library Systems Analyst, Brown University, Providence, RI

Brown University Library seeks highly collaborative and innovative candidates for the position of Library Systems Analyst. Working within a large team of technical experts, the Systems Analyst will be charged to creatively improve the efficiency of the overall workflows in Library Access Services and to allow effective systems' interoperability while dealing with traditional and unconventional metadata and its wide range of uses in acquisitions, electronic resources, cataloging, circulation, resource sharing, and off-site storage. In addition, the Systems Analyst will assist in developing effective, user-friendly training modules and documentation for staff in the use of such tools.

The candidate will lead system analyses of current staff workflows, design, and create dynamic routines and ubiquitous interfaces for triggering customized automation routines. As the library continues to enhance its collaborative efforts on campus and with other peer libraries, s/he will be expected to work with colleagues in the library's Digital Technologies and Brown's Computing and Information Services (CIS) to help imagine new system architectures and facilitate such interactions by thinking of scalable, creative solutions which may also be applicable to other peer libraries.

Another aspect of this position's work is the exploration of new system needs, and to occasionally assist in developing Requests for Proposals (RFPs), interview technical representatives of library automation vendors, and maintain awareness of library automation marketplace trends and developments.  Finally, the Systems Analyst will work with e-resource management systems, access tools, and authentication protocols to ensure unprecedented and improved discovery to critical library networked resources.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Science, or a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  
  • Significant, demonstrable experience with systems, workflow analysis, and UX methods, and collaborative approaches to continuous improvement.
  • 5 years of demonstrable experience with common programming languages (e.g., Ruby, Python, Perl).
  • Creativity and strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to learn new technical skills quickly; ability to meet deadlines; strong service-orientation.
  • Evidence of ability to grow professionally.
  • Preferred - 3-5 years' experience with common library software and automation tools (e.g., MARCEdit, AutoIt, Archivists' Toolkit, OpenRefine, EZProxy).
  • Preferred - previous experience with library automation software in use at Brown (Innovative Millennium, GFA inventory control).

                                                                                                    

To Apply: please visit Brown University's career opportunities website at:   L and reference REQ123753.   Complete an application online, attach documents, and submit for immediate consideration.  Documents should include cover letter, resume, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references.  Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. 

 

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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Archives and Records Management Intern, Rochester Electronics, Newburyport, MA

Interested in providing organization and accessibility to ever increasing amounts of information?  This Rochester Electronics internship may be of interest to you. 

Apply now for this opportunity or check out our summer intern jobs at http://www.rocelec.collegejobs.instapage.com. 

Summary of Position:

Work in the Archive Services department to perform processing and cataloging of archival material. Perform research regarding semiconductor manufacturing. Will be responsible for performing tasks in the department as assigned and as needed.  

 

Job Requirements (please note that all essential job functions will be denoted below by an asterisk*)

Sort archive materials in preparation for cataloging.

Catalog a diverse collection of archive materials including documents, media, and artifacts using an integrated library system (Soutron Global). 

Assist with the continued development of the integrated library system.

Perform semiconductor manufacturing product research using internal and external information sources.

Retrieve materials from the Archives and scan documents on demand.

Required Education

Bachelor's degree (engineering, science, or technology field preferred but not required)

Currently enrolled in a Master of Library and Information Science or Archive Management degree program

Required Experience

Experience using integrated library systems (preferred but not required)

Experience working with engineering/technology library/archive collections (preferred but not required)

Required Skills

Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work well in a team, with all levels, as well as independently. 
Strong organization and time management skills; ability to multitask. 
Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
Must be able to use Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel.

 

Physical Requirements
Must be able to work at a computer station for extended periods.

Occasionally lifting, carrying objects weighing 50 lbs. or less.

Occasionally pushing, pulling objects weighing 150 lbs. or less.

 

Mental Requirements
Able to follow verbal instructions and the ability to seek out work without being prompted to do so. 

Equipment Used
Computer, phone, carts, rolling stairs

Supervisory Responsibilities
None

Working Conditions
Working conditions will be in an office environment and a warehouse.

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Part-time Archivist, Jewish Historical Society, Hartford, CT

Dual position of collections management and technical support (including maintaining the website in HTML). Maintain database and collections, process and manage acquisitions and archival requests, assist with exhibit research and documentation, manage the website, maintain social media.

Strong technical skills. Candidate must be very organized and detail oriented. Ability to work independently, oversee various projects and handle collection requests. Library Science degree preferred but not necessary.

Diversified, interesting work at small non-profit.

For more information contact Estelle Kafer at ekafer@jewishhartford.org or 860-727-6171.

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Circulation Assistant, Town of Wellesley, Wellesley, MA

Part-time position (16 hours/week) for a Circulation Assistant.  Duties include providing excellent customer service at the Main and Branch Libraries, checking in and checking out of library materials; assisting patrons in the use of self-check terminals, shelving materials; shelf-reading; assisting customers at public service desks; filling items on daily paging list; dispensing general information to customers; performing network transfer functions; and other assigned duties.  The work schedule may include one evening per week, frequent Saturdays, and one Sunday per month.  The requirements are a High School diploma or equivalent; working knowledge of automated systems; excellent interpersonal, oral communication and customer service skills; and six months of clerical work experience.  The hourly rate is $17.18 and the position is not benefit eligible. 

To apply, submit a Town of Wellesley job application or a cover letter and resume to the Human Resources Department, Town Hall, 525 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02482 or e-mail as a Word document or PDF to hr@wellesleyma.gov by May 16, 2016.  AA/EOE

A Town of Wellesley job application is available at the following location:   http://wellesleyma.virtualtownhall.net/Pages/WellesleyMA_HR/application

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Metadata Librarian, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA

Mount Holyoke College seeks a service-oriented and tech-savvy professional to help facilitate access to our outstanding digital collections!

Digital Assets and Preservation Services (DAPS), as part of the Discovery and Access (DnA) division of Library, Information, and Technology Services (LITS), supports the creation, access, management, and preservation of our unique digital collections. This position will work across departments to ensure access and discovery to these important materials. The Metadata Librarian's position is intended to give an entry-level professional the opportunity to quickly gain a broad and experience-based understanding of metadata management and bring fresh ideas and new perspectives to LITS. If you: have a passion for metadata; are an enthusiastic and fearless user of technology with the skills and curiosity to learn more; are committed to working collaboratively within a diverse community of faculty, staff, and students; are eager to apply your metadata experience, creativity, flexibility, and sense of humor to our exciting and challenging initiatives, then we encourage you to apply.

Mount Holyoke is committed to fostering multicultural diversity and awareness in its faculty, staff, and student body.  Women and persons of color are especially encouraged to apply. The Mount Holyoke campus has grown increasingly diverse over the past fifteen years. We appreciate the complexities of living and working in a diverse world and strive to find ways to redress inequities. We particularly encourage people who share these commitments to submit their applications.

For more information and instructions on how to apply, please visit: http://jobsearch.mtholyoke.edu

Review of applications will begin on May 23 and continue until the position is filled.

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Request for Proposals: Action-Oriented Research Agenda on Library Contributions to Student Learning and Success

The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) seeks proposals for the design, development, and delivery of a new ACRL "Action-Oriented Research Agenda on Library Contributions to Student Learning and Success." With oversight from the ACRL Value of Academic Libraries Committee and input from appropriate ACRL staff, the selected researcher(s) will investigate and write a research agenda that provides an update on progress since the publication of Value of Academic Libraries: A Comprehensive Research Review and Report and examines important questions where more research is needed in areas critical to the higher education sector. The focus of the research agenda will be on institutional priorities for improved student learning and success (i.e., retention, persistence, degree completion).

This action-oriented research agenda will be informed by scholarly literature as well as advances in practice, such as those documented by participants in the Assessment in Action: Academic Libraries and Student Success program. The goals of the research agenda include: a) directly communicate the ways in which libraries align with and have impact on institutional effectiveness, and b) engage in language around student learning and success that resonates with higher education stakeholders.

Work will begin in late July 2016 with a final document of publishable quality, 60-100 pages in length, due by May 1, 2017. Read more about project objectives and scope along with proposal specifications in the full request for proposals. Proposals are due by June 2, 2016, at 4:30 p.m. (CDT).

The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) is the higher education association for librarians. Representing more than 11,000 academic and research librarians and interested individuals, ACRL (a division of the American Library Association) develops programs, products and services to help academic and research librarians learn, innovate and lead within the academic community. Founded in 1940, ACRL is committed to advancing learning and transforming scholarship. ACRL is on the Web at acrl.org, Facebook at facebook.com/ala.acrl and Twitter at @ala_acrl.

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Call for Papers: ALISE Gender Issues

The ALISE Gender Issues section is calling for papers for ALISE's 2017 conference, aligned with the conference's theme: Community Engagement and Social Responsibility.

Possible topics may include:

  • Inclusionary participation in library planning
  • Collection development: participation and sensitivity
  • Professional identity and preparation that address gender issues
  • How gender issues info ICT literacy instruction
  • Librarians' social responsibility in addressing gender issues

Other relevant topics that meld the conference theme and gender issues are welcome!

Preference will be given to research-based proposals.

Deadline is June 15. Please send a 200-300 word abstract and contact/affiliation info to Lesley.Farmer@csulb.edu

Lesley Farmer and Kristen Schuster, SIG co-chairs

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ALISE/Research Grant Competition

The Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) is now accepting proposals for the 2017 Research Grant Program Competition. An award of one or more grants totaling $5,000 may be made to support research broadly related to education for library and information science. The Research Grant Award cannot be used to support doctoral dissertation research.

Deadline for submissions is October 1, 2016. At least one applicant in a group submitting a proposal must be a personal member of ALISE as of the deadline date. Award recipients will be notified by the end of 2016 and will be honored at the 2017 ALISE Annual Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.

For additional information about the competition or to submit a proposal, please go to the ALISE website.

Research Grant Program Competition Award Committee

Shari Lee, Chair

lees2@stjohns.edu

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Public Services Temp, Baker Library Historical Collections, Boston, MA

15 hours per week

Available immediately

Salary $12.00/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. Performs routine clerical and collection support duties. Supports public services team projects. Performs other duties as assigned. May occasionally assist with basic collection re-housing and inventorying and other special, short term, collection based projects. May occasionally staff the reading room reference desk for short periods of time.

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 Mondays.

Requirements:

Customer service and/or library experience strongly preferred. Excellent communication and organizational skills are required. Attention to detail necessary. Sensitivity to proper care and handling of special collections materials required. 

Overview:

Baker Library Historical Collections holds one of the preeminent collections of historical materials on business and economic history and philosophy in the world. Major collections are the Business Manuscripts Collection, which includes approximately 1,400 collections dating from the fifteenth century to the current day; the Kress Collection of Business and Economics, rare books, broadsides and pamphlets from the fifteenth century to 1850; and the extensive holdings of the Harvard Business School Archives. 

Baker Library Historical 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 Historical Collections

Baker Library | Bloomberg Center

Harvard Business School

Soldiers Field

Boston, MA 02163

mmurphy@hbs.edu

Please no phone calls.

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Processing Temp, Baker Library Special Collections, Boston, MA

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

(Part-time; no benefits)

Description: Baker Library Special Collections seeks a responsible and detail-oriented Processing Temp/LHT to provide general support for the accessioning, processing, and cataloging of archival and manuscript collections at Baker Library. Duties include creating inventories, refoldering and rehousing materials, and assisting in the preparation of collections for public access.

Qualifications:

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

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

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

Salary: $15 per hour.

To apply: Please submit resume and cover letter to Tim Mahoney at tmahoney@hbs.edu or Baker Library Historical Collections, Knowledge and Library Services, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA 02163. No phone calls please.

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Youth Services Branch Manager, Worcester Public Library, Worcester, MA

Under a new administration that encourages and emphasizes staff engagement, pursuit of new ideas for programs and services, and leaning into the community to meet their needs, the Worcester Public Library is seeking an innovative and enthusiastic Branch Manager with a Youth Services focus to lead and motivate a team of nine staff members to increase programming and services at four of our branches. Specifically, the Youth Services Branch Manager will be responsible for overseeing four neighborhood public library branches which are located within public elementary schools.

Under the direction of the Youth Services Coordinator, you will help build and define this model of service, and establish and maintain a network of positive partnerships with the schools, teachers, fami­lies, other branches, and the community. This is a great opportunity to empower children, from infant through teen, to become creative thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers and resource­ful users of information. The ideal candidate will embody each of these characteristics, and will be a self-motivated, well-organized professional librarian. 

We are looking for dynamic, up-and-coming candidates who are passionate about their work, who have a collaborative spirit, are creative, are comfortable balancing multiple perspectives, with proven leadership attributes.

For a full job description, please visit: http://tinyurl.com/mywpl-jobs

The priority application deadline has been extended to May 23.

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Library Director, Dedham Public Library, Dedham, MA

Statement of Duties:

The Library Director serves as administrator of the town's public library system. S/he is responsible for the implementation of library policies established by the Trustees and for leadership to improve public library services to the community. The Director performs managerial duties related to budget, collection development, building maintenance, library services, programming and personnel (including assisting the Town Manager and Human Resources Director in collective bargaining and grievance resolution).

Supervision Required:
The Director reports to the Trustees and interfaces regularly with the Town Manager.  Working from policies and objectives given by the Trustees, the Director is responsible for establishing short and long-range objectives and meeting performance standards. The Director consults with the Trustees and/or Town Manager when clarification, interpretation, or exception to policy may be required. The Director formulates program goals and coordinates efforts between the library and other town departments. An annual review will be conducted by the Trustees.

Supervisory Responsibility:
The Director is responsible for leading and working collaboratively with staff to deliver quality services and programming. The Director formulates program goals. The Director is responsible for analyzing library operations, allocating available funds and staff, and reporting periodically on her/his achievements. The Director is responsible for the hiring and supervision of employees and coordination of all staff development and training activities. The Director is currently responsible for the supervision of fourteen (14) full time employees and five (5) part- time employees belonging to two separate unions.

Confidentiality:
In accordance with state law, the Director has regular access to the confidential information of the department, including, but not limited to, collective bargaining negotiations, union grievances, official personnel files, and patron records.

Accountability:
Consequences of errors or poor judgment may include missed deadlines, adverse public relations, monetary loss, legal repercussions, labor/material costs, personal injury, endanger public health/safety, and jeopardize programs. 

Judgment:
Work is based on administrative or organizational policies, general principles, and legislation or directives that pertain to the public library. Extensive judgment and ingenuity is required to develop new or modify existing methods for accomplishing objectives.

Complexity:
The work consists of employing many different concepts. Assignments typically concern such matters as studying trends, assessing services, and recommending improvements.

Work Environment:
Work is performed in a public library setting subject to frequent interruptions. Noise or physical surroundings may be distracting, but working conditions are generally pleasant.

Public Relations:
The Director serves as spokesperson for the library. The Director may be required to discuss controversial matters where tact is required.

Occupational Risk:
Risk exposure is similar to that found in a public library setting. 

Essential Functions:

The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various type of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

  1. Leads the operation of the public library, to provide prompt, courteous customer service to patrons. Monitors all operations and delegates as needed. Handles complaints in accordance with policy.
  2. Organizes, trains, assigns and evaluates personnel. Develops and trains staff for progressively more responsible experience.   Plans continuing education for staff and Trustees.  Maintains professional, respectful, and collaborative relationships with employees. Monitors trends in salaries and working conditions and suggests changes when appropriate.
  3. Stays current with developments in the library field. Studies community and national trends, and evaluates their relation to the library. Recommends plans for library growth that include measurable goals and objectives. 
  4. Advises, consults, and confers with Trustees, other library professionals, government officials, citizens and community groups regarding library services and operations.
  5. Reviews usage data and input from library patrons to evaluate the library's collections, programs, and technological applications, and to allocate the budget and other resources accordingly.
  6. Collaborates with local schools and community groups to better serve residents.
  7. Keeps Trustees informed and recommends policies for the Trustees' consideration. Provides documentation when appropriate.  Administers policies and maintains policy handbook; interprets policies to staff and public.
  8. Provides an orientation for newly elected or appointed Trustees.
  9. Prepares all needed library reports for local government, the MBLC, and other professional organizations. Helps prepare and present the library's annual operating budget to the Town Manager, Finance and Warrant Committee, and Town Meeting.
  10. Actively seeks grants and prepares grant applications. Seeks gifts and other new sources of non-tax funding in support of library services and programs. Acknowledges gifts of money and library materials.
  11. Oversees the repair, maintenance, and operation of the library's physical plant, including surrounding grounds.
  12. Markets and promotes the library through various media including newspapers, online sources, social media, and public speaking.
  13. Supports efforts of the Friends of the Library, Dedham Library Innovation Team, and other community organizations in their support of library services and operations.
  14. Remains familiar with all local, state, and federal laws and regulations that affect public libraries. Maintains accreditation standards set by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, to the best of his/her ability.

Recommended Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Experience:
Must have a Master's Degree in Library Science from an accredited ALA certified institution; three years of progressively responsible experience in a public library including at least one year in a supervisory capacity, preferably in a union environment; a documented history of accomplishment; experience developing and managing a budget; or an equivalent combination of education and experience upon approval of the Board of Trustees.

Special Requirements:
A candidate for this position must have a Certificate of Librarianship from the State Library Board of Commissioners or the ability to obtain one immediately.

Knowledge, Abilities and Skill

Knowledge:
Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of professional library services and the organization and management of library operations. Demonstrated knowledge of current electronic media and technology for use in developing, promoting, presenting and evaluating library programs and services.  Knowledge of administrative and supervisory practices and techniques include budgetary and personnel management, as well as facilities management.

Abilities:
Proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with library staff, Trustees, and town departments; demonstrated ability to manage library operations, implement policies and programs, and communicate effectively in writing and orally to individuals and large groups. Ability to envision, lead, and advocate for the library.  Ability to maintain composure in stressful work situations.

Skills:
Skills in leadership, motivation, relationship building, staff development, customer service, and community-centered program/service development. Articulate, tactful, professional communication skills and strong interpersonal skills are required. Demonstrated proficiency in the effective use of new technologies and social media in support of library services.  Skill in pursuing and administering grants would be helpful. Proficient organizational and planning skills, as well as a broad interest in learning and literature. 

Physical and Mental Requirements

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 position's essential functions.

Physical Skills: Minimal physical demands are required to perform the work. Work effort principally involves sitting to perform work tasks, with intermittent periods of stooping, walking, and standing. There may also be some occasional lifting of objects such as library books, equipment, photocopy, and computer paper.

Motor Skills:

Duties may involve assignments requiring application of hand and eye coordination with finger dexterity and motor coordination. Examples may include operating a personal computer or library equipment.

Visual Skills:

The Director is required to routinely read documents/ reports for analysis and understanding. The Director is not regularly required to determine color differences.

Other Requirements:

Must be able to attend evening and weekend programs and meetings of various boards and groups.

Salary: $75,750 - $113,600, depending on experience and qualifications

Apply: Open until filled, review begins on June 1.

Send cover letter and resume to:  Miriam Johnson, HR Director, Town of Dedham, Dedham, MA 02026

Email to:  mjohnson@dedham-ma.gov

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

Duties/Description:

The Cataloger/Head of Technical Services is responsible for cataloging, classifying and preparing library materials for circulation, including books, periodicals, and non-print materials. Orders materials from vendors, verifies orders, and assists with collection development. Performs various administrative duties. Performs additional functions, including circulation and reference duties. Periodically responsible for opening and closing the building. Oversees the work of volunteers. Assumes additional responsibilities in the absence of other staff.

Qualifications:

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

Knowledge and principles of professional library work, including cataloging, automated systems and information technology, and administrative functions; working knowledge of computer systems. Experience with Evergreen preferred.

Must possess excellent communication skills, interpersonal skills, planning and organization.

Ability to work accurately with detailed information; ability to work independently; ability to interact with and provide assistance to patrons with a wide variety of needs and abilities.

Salary: $34,561.80 - $49,194.60 in 10 steps. Full benefits package.

Instructions:

The hiring for the M. G. Parker Memorial Library is coordinated through the Dracut Town Hall. To apply for all library jobs you must download and fill out an application for employment at http://www.dracutma.gov/sites/dracutma/files/file/file/application_for_employment_1.pdf.

Please fill out and email your application, cover letter, resume, and 3 references to:

Mary Hamilton
Town of Dracut
62 Arlington St.
Dracut, MA 01826
mhamilton@dracutma.gov

The M. G. Parker Memorial Library is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

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Reference Librarian, UConn Law Library, Hartford, CT

The University Of Connecticut School Of Law Library located in Hartford, seeks energetic, forward-thinking applicants for the position of Reference Librarian/University Librarian 1 or 2. Reporting to the Director of Library Services, the Reference Librarian provides reference services to the library's diverse patron group, including the public, the bench and the bar. The reference team's primary goal is to support the work of the students and faculty of the law school.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Providing reference and research assistance to library patrons;
  2. Presenting formal and informal research instruction in law school courses; providing interlibrary loan services;
  3. Developing research materials in a variety of formats; creating content for web, social media and other publishing formats;
  4. Performing complex research in support of law school faculty;
  5. Actively participating in collection development; and other duties as assigned.
  6. Evening and weekend hours are required as part of the service desk rotation.
  7. The successful candidate represents the library on law school and university committees and may serve as an advisor to student organizations.

Minimum Qualifications:

A graduate degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited program; Bachelor's degree or advanced degree in subject area may also be required for specialized work; work experience in a library setting; demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills; demonstrated ability to explain and clarify information to supervisory and support staff possessing varying degrees of aptitude; demonstrated strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; ability to make effective presentations to individuals or groups; ability to work collegially with diverse groups; willingness and ability to work regular evenings and/or weekend hours; evidence of participation in professional development.

Preferred Qualifications:

A JD from an ABA accredited program; a graduate degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited program; one (1) to three (3) years or more of related experience; experience providing instruction in formal and informal settings; previous experience in a law library setting; reference desk experience in an academic library; experience using legal research platforms, such as Westlaw and Lexis Nexis; demonstrated enthusiasm for and ability to facilitate change; demonstrated ability to work successfully in a team-based environment.

Appointment Terms:

This is a full-time, permanent position that requires evening and/or weekend hours. Position level and salary will be commensurate with training and experience. Positon is located at the Law School in Hartford, CT.

To Apply:

http://careers.aallnet.org/jobs/8101029/reference-librarian-university-librarian-1-or-2-ucp-5-7

Please visit UConn Jobs at www.jobs.uconn.edu, Staff Positions, to submit a cover letter, resume, and an annotated list of three references with contact information. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2016505)

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on May 12, 2016.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University's teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn's ranking as one of the nation's top research universities. UConn's faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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Web, Archive & Digital Asset Mgt. Summer Intern, Boston Ballet, Boston, MA

The primary focus of this internship is to help with various facets of digital and web asset management under the supervision of the Web Administrator. Additional time will be spent helping to catalogue and organize Boston Ballet's in situ archives (mostly photography and ephemera).

Responsibilities:

  • Digital Asset Management
    • Upload assets digital asset management platform
    • Help organize, catalogue, and assign metadata, keywords, and descriptions to assets in the DAM
  • Web
    • Upload content and assets to the web CMS
    • Using uploaded content and assets create for publication on bostonballet.org
  • Boston Ballet Archives
    • Help catalogue and organize photography pertaining to Boston Ballet history and performances
    • Conduct research on assets housed in the archives through Playbills, social media and traditional media platforms, and archival materials housed at the Boston Ballet company headquarters
    • Assist in the digitization of photography and other materials
    • Assist in the preparation for storage of archival materials
  • Other projects as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Ideally able to start in late May or early June 2016
  • Currently or recently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program
  • Able to commit to 8-10 hours per week minimum
  • Familiarity with DAM platforms
  • Familiarity with CMS platforms especially WYSIWYG formats a plus
  • Familiarity with digital tools such as scanners
  • Familiarity with best practice for archival cataloguing
  • Independent and self-motivated
  • Ability to analyze, edit, and prioritize information
  • Strong organization skills
  • Proficiency in general office software programs including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • College level writing skills
  • Strong research skills and proficiency with internet search tools
  • Enthusiasm, flexibility, a high level of professionalism, creativity, humor, and a love for the arts is encouraged
  • Knowledge of ballet and/or ballet history is a plus
  • Boston Ballet internships are unpaid. Boston Ballet internships are for credit (preferred) or on a volunteer basis. Boston Ballet Interns in the Fall and Spring are eligible for complimentary tickets to season performances.

To apply for this position, please send a resume and cover letter to internships@bostonballet.org. IMPORTANT - PLEASE INCLUDE THE NAME OF THE INTERNSHIP FOR WHICH YOU ARE APPLYING IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF YOUR E-MAIL. No phone calls please.

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Library System Director, Trumbull, CT

Description:

  • Responsible for leading a system of two libraries - the Main and one Branch amounting to over 38,000 sq. ft., 147,000 collection items; open 64 hours a week (Oct. to May), 40 staff members, and providing service for over 300,000 visitors each year.
  • Is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Trumbull Library.  Assists the Board in its governance function of the Library System.  Provides the direction and leadership so the Library System can carry out the mission and vision of the Library and all the service goals and objectives of the Strategic Plan.
  • Supports operations and administration of the Board by advising and informing Board members, drafting policies and recommending policies for Board action. Identifies and arranges for training sessions and documents for Board members and is the intermediary between Board and Staff.  This position is evaluated by the Board of Directors.

Applications will accepted until a sufficient number of qualified applicants are received.

Examples of Duties

STRATEGIC PLANNING:

  1. In partnership with the Library Board of Directors, studies and makes plans to continuously improve the services of the Library System to meet the present and future community needs more effectively.
  2. Keeps well informed of developing trends and issues in the library and information science field.
  3. Attends regular meetings at national, regional and local levels of professional librarians to ensure s(he) remains knowledgeable about the changing realities of public libraries. 

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT:

  1. Prepares $1 million + Annual Budget for approval by the Board and presents and defends the budget to the First Selectman, Board of Finance and Finance Committee of the Town Council.
  2. Maintains financial control to ensure library operations conform to the budget.

COMMUNITY AND PUBLIC RELATIONS:
Directs the public relations program to promote and publicize the Library System in the community.

  1. Submits weekly media releases to local and regional media.
  2. Regularly attends meetings of Town and community organizations.
  3. Serves as Library systems principal spokesperson and answers questions from the media, the general public and other organizations.
  4. Assures the organization and its mission, programs, products and services are consistently presented in a positive image to the public.
  5. Develops public relations vehicles, including Annual Report of Library System, speeches and is the principal advocate in discussions with national, state and local library authorities.

FACILITIES MANAGEMENT:
Manages two facilities as community centers for the Town in four different rooms: Community rooms at the Main and Branch Library, the Merwin Room and the Kiwanis Conference Room.

  1. Identifies need for capital building projects for the library system.
  2. Submits a capital project budget to the Town.
  3. Liaises with community partners to seek out private funding for capital needs.
  4. Works with Board and Assistant Library System Director on large building projects.
  5. Identifies annual grounds needs (e.g., external signage, plantings, sidewalk repairs, parking lot issues).

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT:
Directs and participates in personal actions such as hiring, termination, assignments, and evaluation within the guidelines of the Town's labor relations.

  1. Recruits, selects and trains new personnel.  Civil Service office assists with this process by placing some of the ads for new positions, administering appropriate tests and rating candidates according to test results and providing orientation materials to new employees.
  2. With assistance from Assistant Director and Associate Director, creates and executes Staff Training Development Plan.
  3. Coordinates the continuing training and development of 40+ staff members.
  4. Prepares annual evaluations of the performance of Division Heads and other employees.
  5. Has the authority to discipline and dismiss employees in accord with contractual agreements and Town guidelines.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT:
With the Assistant Library System Director and Associate Director, continuously evaluates current technological applications and develop strategy for use of future technologies throughout the Library System.

  1. Updates the Technology Strategy for Library System with Assistant Director and Associate Director.
  2. Ensures adequate training opportunities and vital funding for staff to use IT effectively for public service.
  3. Maintains awareness of emerging technologies and develop vision for their effective use in Library System.

FUNDRAISING:
Oversees fundraising planning and implementation.

  1. Identifies resource requirements, such as, collection materials, program sponsorships, technological needs and facility improvements.
  2. Liaises with community contacts to build partnerships for funding projects.
  3. Researches grant opportunities throughout private and public sectors.
  4. Establishes strategies and vehicles to approach potential business, organizational and individual donors.
  5. Submits request for funding proposals.
  6. Manages the administration of fundraising records and documentation. 

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

  1. Leadership skills in terms of strategic thinking, institution building, fiscal management, human resource development and public speaking.
  2. Comprehensive knowledge of all library functions: access services, acquisitions, children's services, collection development, reference, programs services.
  3. Fiscal management including budget preparation, vendor negotiation, budgeting trends, grant writing.
  4. Successful participation in fundraising activities.
  5. Knowledge and experience in managing or executing the installation of a significant information technology system such as the migration to a new computer catalog, introduction of a new technology center, wireless capabilities.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
Bachelors Degree in any discipline and Masters Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited school.  Previous experience in a senior management position in a library  with a minimum of three years experience.

Proof of Masters Degree in Library and Information Science will be required.  
Please upload a copy/photcopy of your degree if you have access to it at the time of application.

Supplemental Information

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:
Hired by and reports directly to the Volunteer Library Board of Directors (CT State Statute, Chap. 190, Sec. 11-21), with operational reporting to the Chief of Staff.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:
All Library personnel within the Town of Trumbull.

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Technical Services Library Tech, Yarmouth Town Libraries, Yarmouth, MA

Town of Yarmouth seeks paraprofessional Library Technician in Technical Services Department of the Yarmouth Town Libraries.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

Assist in acquisitions; copy cataloging; catalog serials; unpack, stamp, and label new items; match items against packing slips; order cataloging supplies; review donated items for possible addition to the collection; coordinate the collection for the Little Free Libraries at two Yarmouth beaches (May-September); track receipt of financial serials and shelve; sort mail and distribute to appropriate personnel; run cataloging reports

SKILLS REQUIRED

Basic computer skills, including Microsoft Office; knowledge of Innovative Interfaces, Inc.'s Sierra a plus; must be detail-oriented and organized; previous cataloging experience a plus; high school diploma required; associate's degree preferred. 

The position requires attention to detail, flexibility, courtesy and strong work ethic. Experience and knowledge of books, authors and titles, and ability to focus in a hectic back office environment helpful.  Shift is 5 days/week, 5 hours/day with one evening per week, including some substitute coverage at the front desk. 25 hours per week@ $16.64 per hour, with benefits.

To apply, send resume and cover letter to:  Terri Kennedy, Head of Technical Services, Yarmouth Town Libraries, 312 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth, MA  02664 or email:  tkennedy@clamsnet.org. Deadline: May 16, 2016.

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Call for Papers: International Conference on Management of Digital EcoSystems (MEDES'16)

The 8th International Conference on Management of Digital EcoSystems (MEDES'16)
In-Cooperation with ACM, ACM SIGAPP and IFIP WG 2.6
http://sigappfr.acm.org/MEDES/16/
November 1-4, 2016
Biarritz, France

Description and Objectives
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In the world of the Internet of Things (IoT), the rapid growth and exponential use of digital components leads to the emergence of intelligent environments namely "digital ecosystems" connected to the web and composed of multiple and independent entities such as individuals, organizations, services, software and applications sharing one or several missions and focusing on the interactions and inter-relationships among them. With the help of the computational intelligence, these digital ecosystems can exhibit new self-* properties (such as self-management, self-healing and self-configuration) environments, thanks to the re-combination and evolution of its "digital components", in which resources provided by each entity are properly conserved, managed and used. The underlying web-based resources mainly comprehend big data management, innovative services, smart and self-* properties platforms.

Due to the multi-disciplinary nature of digital ecosystems, they are highly complex to study and design. This also leads to a poor understanding as to how managing resources will empower digital ecosystems to be innovative, intelligent and value-creating. The application of Information Technologies has the potential to enable the understanding of how entities request resources and ultimately interact to create benefits and added-values, impacting business practices and knowledge. These technologies can be improved through novel techniques, models and methodologies for fields such as big data management, web technologies, networking, security, human-computer interactions, artificial intelligence, e-services and self-organizing systems to support the establishment of digital ecosystems and manage their resources.

The International Conference on Management of Digital EcoSystems (MEDES),previously named "The International Conference on Management of Emergent Digital EcoSystems", aims to develop and bring together a diverse community from academia, research laboratories and industry interested in exploring the manifold challenges and issues related to resource management of Digital Ecosystems and how current approaches and technologies can be evolved and adapted to this end.

MEDES 2016 calls for full papers presenting interesting recent results or novel ideas in all areas of Emergent Digital EcoSystems.  At the same time, the conference calls  for short papers presenting interesting and exciting recent results or novel thought-provoking ideas that are not quite ready, and preferably include a system demonstration.

Topics
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MEDES 2015 seeks contributions in the following 10 areas:

  1. Digital Ecosystem Infrastructure
  2. Green computing
  3. Computational and Collective Intelligence
  4. Services
  5. Trust, Security & Privacy
  6. Data & Knowledge Management
  7. Internet of Things and Intelligent Web
  8. Human-Computer Interaction
  9. Networks and Protocols
  10. Open Source

Paper Submission
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Submissions must be in an electronic form as PDF format and should be uploaded using the conference website. The submitted paper should be at most 8 ACM single-space printed pages. Papers that fail to comply with length limit will be rejected.

Submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 peer reviewers. After the preliminary notification date, authors rebut by evidence and arguments all reviewer inquiries and their comments. Based on the rebuttal feedback, reviewers notify authors with the final decision. Selection criteria will include: relevance, significance, impact, originality, technical soundness, and quality of presentation. Preference will be given to submissions that take strong or challenging positions on important emergent topics related to Digital Ecosystems. At least one author should attend the conference to present the paper.

The conference Proceedings will be published by ACM and indexed by the ACM Digital Library and DBLP.

Important Dates
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  • Submission Deadline:  May 20th, 2016
  • Notification of Acceptance: July 25th, 2016
  • Camera Ready: August 25th, 2016
  • Paper Registration: August 25th, 2016
  • Conference Dates: 1-4 November 2016

Advisory Chairs
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Yannis Manolopoulos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Ernesto Damiani, Universita' degli Studi di Milano, Italy

Program Chairs
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Ismail Biskri, Universit? du Qu?bec ? Trois-Rivi?res, Canada
Rajeev Agrawal, North Carolina A&T State University, USA

International Program Committee:
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(Please check the web site for the full list)

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Graduate Archives Assistant - Summer 2016, Bentley University Library, Waltham, MA

The Bentley University Archives is seeking a temporary, part-time assistant to work with the Project Archivist on a variety of tasks this summer. Many activities will revolve around Bentley's upcoming 100th anniversary, which has brought a number of diverse projects to the Archives. Primarily, the Assistant will be responsible for physical processing of collections and the creation of collection-level records to facilitate access. Other activities will include assisting with exhibit prep, completing reference requests, re-housing materials, and creating database records for various archival holdings. Since this is a small department, the Assistant will gain plenty of hands-on experience and will be involved in high-level decision making. The assistant should be highly organized, self-motivated, and have an affinity for multi-tasking. This position is ideal for a current student who has already completed significant coursework, or a recent graduate seeking a transitional position. 

HOURS: 20 hours per week, to be completed between 8:00am-5:30pm, Monday-Thursday COMPENSATION: $15/hour

DATES: May 2016 - August 2016

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Process physical collections using MPLP standards, and create collection-level records
  • Create metadata records for memorabilia and audio-visual materials
  • Prepare online exhibits and blog posts via Wordpress for Centennial celebration
  • Assist with research, development, and implementation of gallery exhibit
  • Manage off-site storage requests and re-housing of collections

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Pursuing or recently completed MLS degree with Archives Management concentration
  • Prior processing experience using MPLP, preferably on large collections
  • Working knowledge of archival theory, arrangement and description, and metadata standards
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and data entry/records creation
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines

If interested, please send a resume and letter of interest to Jaimie Fritz, Project Archivist, at jfritz@bentley.edu. Please use the subject line "Graduate Archives Assistant." No telephone inquiries, please. Interviews will begin immediately and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

Bentley University is located in Waltham, MA. It is accessible by public transportation but is most easily reached by car. For more information about the Bentley Library, please visit www.library.bentley.edu 

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Librarian (Head of Library Outreach Services), Manchester, NH

Starting Salary: $52,311.19 - plus comprehensive benefits package

Salary Grade 20

Exempt

Work schedule includes periodic nights and weekends

THE JOB: Manages public library services at an assigned location. The principal function of an employee in this class is to plan and supervise library outreach services to the public. The work is performed under the direction of the Library Director. The nature of the work performed requires that an employee in this class establish and maintain effective working relationships with community groups, other library employees, other city employees, Library Trustees, Library Foundation Board members and the general public; performs directly related work as required. Performance of the above duties will include the following:

  • Overseeing staff assigned at the branch location during operational hours;
  • Coordinating library outreach services such as tours, book discussions, attendance at community events;
  • Collection management;
  • Public Service desk coverage;
  • Participating in City-wide and consortium meetings representing the Library;
  • Assisting with the oversight of the Library in the absence of the Deputy Director and Director.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Masters of Library Science Degree required; and 4-6 years experience within the classification of Librarian I or II; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work.

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

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Candidates must complete a city of Manchester Employment Application available at City of Manchester website www.manchesternh.gov/jobs or in person at HR Dept. City Hall

OPENING DATE: April 27, 2016 CLOSING DATE: Wednesday, May 11, 2016

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

The City of Manchester is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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Digital Assets Manager, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

Reporting to the Head of Collections Information and Access, the Manager, Digital Assets has a pivotal role in cohesively integrating use of an enterprise digital asset management system (DAMS) into all activities related to the museum's ambitious program. Position is key in realizing the use and continued development of the system.

The manager oversees the day-to-day administration and use of the digital asset management system, while also working hands-on with assets, data, and the system by directly contributing, organizing, describing, and disseminating assets.

Working collaboratively with staff across the museum, the manager develops and supports sustainable practices around the digital asset lifecycle to ensure the availability and integrity of assets related to the museum and its history, collections, programs, and operations.

Essential responsibilities 

  • Spend significant time with individuals and departments to develop and support good, sustainable practices for the digital asset lifecycle, using the DAMS to its greatest potential, benefitting staff and program:
  • Own sustainable procedures for contributing, accessing, and using assets via the system.
  • Actively track trends in use and needs, and act accordingly.
  • Routinely measure outcomes of practices against objectives.
  • Lead user training, support, and advocacy efforts around the system and its contents. Assist users with all aspects of the system.
  • Contribute leadership and creativity in developing and supporting projects that use assets and data.
  • Ingest, organize, describe, and disseminate assets.
  • Manage a full complement of data elements and data values across asset types. Ensure desired level of good data is present for assets in the system.
  • In partnership with departments, assist in planning and managing growth of asset collections.
  • Liaise with stakeholders to effect successful integration or synchronization of the DAMS with other systems, applications, and repositories.
  • Provide day-to-day and long-range administrative oversight of the DAMS.
  • Apply project management methodologies for the DAMS and related projects.
  • In close partnership with Information Technology, plan system customizations, upgrades, integrations, testing, and maintenance. Play a key role in vendor communications and management.
  • Represent the museum through conference and committee participation, research, and publications.

Minimum qualifications

Education and training: Master's in information science or management, museum studies, or equivalent. Knowledge of modern and contemporary art practices. Knowledge of museum purposes, organization, and programs.

Work experience: Minimum five years recent related experience in an art museum or similar institution. Demonstrated supervisory experience.

Skills and abilities:

Demonstrated experience with:

  • user support and services
  • digital asset lifecycle including: capture, formats and codecs, metadata, color management, file conversion, and dissemination
  • databases, digital asset and collections management systems, web technologies
  • experience with NetXposure DAMS a plus
  • project management
  • DAMS development and adoption methodologies

Proven ability and commitment to working collaboratively and pan-institutionally.  Strong leadership skills. Excellent organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills.  Ability to work effectively under pressure, with challenging and often simultaneous deadlines.  Excellent written, oral, and visual communication proficiencies.

Apply online

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EAD Assistant (temporary), Houghton Library at Harvard, Cambridge, MA

24 hours/wk, 4 week temporary position - ending no later than June 30, 2016

Job Description: The assistant will work with the EAD Data Normalization Working Group to help prepare Harvard finding aids for migration into ArchivesSpace. Working in a central location or, as needed, "in the field" at various Harvard repositories, the assistant will use oXygen to make corrections to possibly hundreds of EAD finding aids in XML according to rules provided by the Working Group (or will use alternative approved techniques that accomplish the same goals).  NOTE: This is a short-term 4-week position from date of hire.

Job Requirements: B.A. required; preference given to Simmons SLIS students; thorough familiarity with EAD version 2002 and its tag library; demonstrated experience using oXygen and/or other tools to compose and edit EAD finding aids; attention to detail; ability to adapt quickly to changing work environments and expectations; familiarity with Harvard a plus; experience keeping accurate records of work performed; excellent communication skills (written and spoken).

Pay rate commensurate with experience 

To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to pyzynski@fas.harvard.edu

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Adjunct Faculty Positions in Archival Studies, Drexel University's College of Computing & Informatics, Philadelphia, PA

Drexel University's College of Computing & Informatics is accepting applications for adjunct faculty to teach graduate courses in archival studies.

The Archival Studies concentration, offered both as part of the MSLIS and as a post-masters degree certificate program, currently includes the following courses:

  •  Introduction to Archives I
  • Introduction to Archives II
  • Archival Access Systems
  • Archival Appraisal
  • Digital Curation
  • Digital Preservation
  • Electronic Records

Some courses are offered on campus; all courses are offered online.  Please specify the courses for which you would like to be considered. 

Requirements: MS degree in a library science, information science, or archives related area and relevant industry experience. Prior teaching experience preferred.

Submit a cover letter describing teaching interests, relevant work experience, and any relevant teaching experience plus a resume to raiken@drexel.edu. Please visit our website at http://drexel.edu/cci/about/jobs-at-cci/adjunct-faculty/ for application requirements. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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Research Fellow, The Education Alliance, Natick, MA

RESEARCH FELLOW

The Education Alliance, a leading, full service higher education consulting firm, welcomes nominations and applications for the position of Research Fellow.

ABOUT THE ALLIANCE The Education Alliance is globally recognized in the field of higher education for its work in academic planning, organizational development, administrative restructuring, strategic alliances, new academic program development, market research and repositioning, licensure and accreditation. The Alliance provides its clients with highly customized, total solutions to achieve their institutional goals and objectives. Our clients include research universities, private and state colleges, community and technical colleges, proprietary institutions, public higher education systems and international education organizations. Alliance opinion and op-ed pieces appear in numerous professional journals. Feature stories written by Alliance executives appear in such prestigious publications as Johns Hopkins University Press, The Chronicle of Higher Education, AGB Trusteeship, CASE Currents, University Business, Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, London Guardian, London Times, Washington Post, and Boston Globe. For further information, please see: www.edalliance.com

QUALIFICATIONS The successful candidate for this position will have a Masters degree; and preferably be enrolled in a doctoral program in education. The position requires quantitative and qualitative research experience, with excellent writing skills and a broad understanding of higher education issues, market trends and policy implications.

This Research Fellow position requires a person with strong Internet research skills, familiarity with higher education databases, demonstrated critical thinking and problem solving skills. The successful candidate will have experience in designing quantitative and qualitative instruments and be responsible for analyzing data and preparing interpretive reports.

As a major part of assigned work, the Research Fellow must be willing and able to perform the following administrative support responsibilities: engage and converse with clients in both formal and informal settings; be experienced in the use of various office software applications; participate in professional development opportunities; attend networking functions; prepare promotional literature; perform other office tasks as assigned.

SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE PROFILE

The Alliance seeks a Research Fellow candidate who is a team player; understands and demonstrates high standards for quality work product and customer service; focuses on practical solutions; who can work effectively in a very fluid, fast paced work environment; who views competing work priorities as a positive challenge; who can take and follow directions while balancing a wide span of priorities; and willing to work for the benefit of the firm. Further, and importantly, the Alliance seeks a candidate who is familiar with higher education issues; has demonstrated quantitative research skills; a commitment to learning new skills; a strong work ethic; a willingness to take risks; and has a high standard of professional ethics and integrity. Most importantly, the successful candidate will demonstrate their genuine commitment to thoroughness, total client service and a willingness to roll up their sleeves and do whatever it takes to get the job done right.

The successful candidate will be flexible and work 4 days per week. Compensation for the Fellowship is competitive and based on experience.

Consideration for candidacy will require a current vitae, a letter of application and/or nomination that speaks to the successful candidate profile outlined herein and the names and contact information for three references (references will only be contacted with the applicant's knowledge). Materials should be sent via e-mail only to Dr. James E. Samels at jsamels@edalliance.com. The position will remain open until filled. Review of applications will begin April 26th. The start date for this position will be on or before June 1, 2016.

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Professor / Associate Professor of Information and Communication Studies, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

University College Dublin is seeking to fill the Professorship/Associate Professorship of Information and Communication Studies to offer leadership to the School in its goal to grow its research, teaching, and international engagement. This is a permanent full-time Professorship in the UCD School of Information and Communication Studies.

Candidates with appropriate expertise in any area of the broad field of Information and Communication Studies will be considered. Current areas of research in the School include human-computer interaction, digital curation, cultural heritage informatics, data/information ethics, information architecture, foundations of information studies, information behaviour, data practices, and information literacy. The successful candidate will be expected to assume the responsibilities of head of school for a period during their tenure of the post.

Note: It is envisaged interviews will take place in week commencing in late June 2016. The appointed Professor will ideally commence in post on 1 September 2016.

2013 (2010) Professor C Salary Scale: €106,516 to €136,276 per annum.
2013 (2010) Associate Professor Salary Scale: €78,322 to €103,253 per annum

Appointment will be made on the appropriate scale, and in accordance with the Department of Finance guidelines.

Closing date: 17:00hrs (GMT+1) on Monday 23rd May 2016

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD do not accept late applications.

Applications are accepted online:
  1. Go to http://www.ucd.ie/hr/jobvacancies/
  2. Select blue button: job vacancies for external applicants
  3. Under "Search by UCD school," select Information & Comms Studies
  4. Press the Search button. One job vacancy will appear.  Number 008289.
  5. Select the link and you will see the ad and instructions for applying.

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Customer Success Manager, Credo, Boston, MA

We are looking for a dynamic Customer Success Manager to join our Boston office team. You will manage the Customer Success team in our efforts to build, secure, and foster mutually successful, revenue generating relationships between our librarian customers and Credo. We are looking for someone who has some experience working in a library and is passionate about supporting librarians, loves the idea of reaching out to customers to help them promote e-resources.

Click here to learn more and apply.

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Cataloger/Head of Circulation (full time), M.G. Parker Memorial Library, Dracut, MA

Duties/Description:

The Cataloger/Head of Technical Services is responsible for cataloging, classifying and preparing library materials for circulation, including books, periodicals, and non-print materials. Orders materials from vendors, verifies orders, and assists with collection development. Performs various administrative duties. Performs additional functions, including circulation and reference duties. Periodically responsible for opening and closing the building. Oversees the work of volunteers. Assumes additional responsibilities in the absence of other staff.

Qualifications:

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

Knowledge and principles of professional library work, including cataloging, automated systems and information technology, and administrative functions; working knowledge of computer systems. Experience with Evergreen preferred.

Must possess excellent communication skills, interpersonal skills, planning and organization.

Ability to work accurately with detailed information; ability to work independently; ability to interact with and provide assistance to patrons with a wide variety of needs and abilities.

Salary: $34,561.80 - $49,194.60 in 10 steps.

Instructions:

The hiring for the M. G. Parker Memorial Library is coordinated through the Dracut Town Hall. To apply for all library jobs you must download and fill out an application for employment at http://www.dracutma.gov/sites/dracutma/files/file/file/application_for_employment_1.pdf.

Please fill out and email your application, cover letter, resume, and 3 references to:

Mary Hamilton
Town of Dracut
62 Arlington St.
Dracut, MA 01826
mhamilton@dracutma.gov

The M. G. Parker Memorial Library is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

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Assistant Head of the Manuscript Unit for Processing, Yale University Library, New Haven, CT

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

Position Focus: Reporting to the Head of the Manuscript Unit, the Assistant Head for Processing leads and manages archival processing of manuscript collections held by the Beinecke Library in the fields of American and modern European literature, history, and the humanities, from the eighteenth through the twenty-first centuries and across all formats. Ensures that manuscript collections are arranged and described in accordance with established standards and best practices, at an appropriate level of detail and effort, and in a timely manner. Leads development of the library's processing policies and procedures for archival, manuscript, and other non-print media, across a spectrum from basic initial control through full, detailed description. Works closely with unit head and curators to set processing priorities, and tracks and reports progress. Collaborates with Beinecke Library and other University Library staff on the development and use of tools and workflows to support description and access.

Directly supervises 5 professional archivists and 2 support staff members devoted chiefly to archival processing; provides leadership and guidance for processing projects carried out by other unit staff. Plans and directs processing projects carried out by support staff. May supervise project staff and/or interns. May process collections as time permits. Maintains relevant documentation. With the Assistant Head for Accessioning, forms part of a management team assisting in leading ongoing strategic planning and policy development within the Manuscript Unit. As part of the Technical Services Management Group, participates in development and implementation of department-wide goals and initiatives, and in identifying and implementing productive collaborations across library departments and units. Contributes to Yale University Library and University-wide initiatives and is expected to be active professionally.

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

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

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent accredited degree, with formal training in archival theory and practice. A post-graduate degree in a related discipline in the humanities or social sciences may be substituted for a master's degree in library science. Demonstrated knowledge of archival theory and practice may be substituted for formal training.
  • A minimum of two years of professional experience.
  • Proven skill in arranging and describing archival and manuscript collections both large and small to varying levels of detail, and in assessing and determining appropriate levels of processing based on research value, condition, and other factors.
  • Proven ability to manage, lead, and direct staff in accomplishing both individual and collective goals. Ability to train staff at all levels in processing methodologies and tasks. Ability to prioritize effectively among competing demands. Ability to solve problems collaboratively and creatively. Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment.
  • Ability to apply extensive knowledge of current and emerging archival descriptive standards and systems (including DACS and authority control standards) to the development of processing practice. Ability to apply knowledge of approaches to arrangement and description of born digital records.
  • Strong knowledge of American or modern European literature or history, and broad knowledge in the humanities, as demonstrated through academic degrees or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current national data content and structure standards related to the archival control of collection materials.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of archival and library management systems.
  • Demonstrated job or school experience with basic preservation and conservation standards for archival and manuscript collections.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability.
  • Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion.

Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments. Librarian ranking information can be found at: http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank.html.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience: Four years of professional experience. Experience supervising archival processing in an academic or research library context. Experience processing literary manuscripts. Experience using ArchivesSpace. Experience cataloging manuscript materials in MARC format. Experience with born-digital materials. Knowledge of EAD and EAC-CPF. Good reading knowledge of at least one modern European language.

The University and the Library

The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including around 12.8 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Center for Science and Social Science Information, and the Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of approximately five hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to library readers. For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's web site at www.library.yale.edu.

Salary and Benefits

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

How to Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at http://www.yale.edu/jobs. The STARS req. ID for this position is 36914BR.

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

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Technical Services Librarian, Norwell Public Library, Norwell, MA

Working under the direction of the Library Director, Employee is responsible for routine to complex professional, technical and administrative work in providing library support services to patrons of the Norwell Public Library; principal responsibility is to classify and catalog all materials purchased by or received by the library; related work as required.

Work Hours: 37.5 hours per week to include regularly scheduled day, evening, and rotating weekend shifts.

Salary: $46,661.04 to $58,270.90 in 6 steps (FY'16 schedule). FY'17 salary schedule TBD prior to 7-1-16.

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Education/Experience: Masters of Science Degree in Library Science preferred, including courses in cataloging and reference plus minimum two years of professional library experience; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Qualifications: Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Working knowledge of library classification systems. Excellent accuracy and attention to detail. Ability to work with frequent interruptions. Familiarity with computer systems and operations.

Application Instructions:

Submit cover letter, resume, 3 work references, and Town of Norwell application to: bchilds@townofnorwell.net on or before May 16, 2016 (or until a suitable candidate has been selected). Please go to www.townofnorwell.net under the Human Resources tab for complete job posting and to download a Town of Norwell applications.

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Internship: Design a School Library, Ivy Street School, Brookline, MA

The Ivy Street School, located in Brookline, MA, has a beautiful new library, filled with over 500 new books. We are seeking a talented and energetic Masters of Library Science candidate who is eager to use newly learned skills to design and help implement this project.

Responsibilities would include:

  • Research and recommend an efficient but economical digital system that 1) Integrates essential book information using MARC records; 2) Allows easy-to-use circulation, cataloging, inventory and reporting capabilities
  • Assist in preparation and tagging of books in collection
  • Assist in leveling books according to readability
  • Potential e-book management : make recommendations how we might integrate digital curriculum resources in the future
  • Organize physical layout of collection for fiction, nonfiction books, reference books, periodicals: recommend and help in designing signage for various sections

We welcome additional ideas on how we might include other features that will foster learning and development in the library and in the classroom. 

Although this is strictly a volunteer (unpaid) service, consider this as an excellent opportunity to showcase your knowledge and skill in a project that can be included in your portfolio as you prepare to enter the professional world of library sciences.

This position is available immediately.

Please send inquiries or letters of interest and resume to Linda Yee at lyee@ivystreetschool.org

http://www.mabcommunity.org/ | http://www.ivystreetschool.org/

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Special Collections, Digitization and Archival Services Librarian, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

The Pritzker Legal Research Center of Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law seeks applications from highly motivated individuals for the full-time position of Special Collections, Digitization and Archival Services Librarian. Northwestern Law has a world-class Rare Law Books and Documents collection consisting of several thousand unique titles dating back to the 15th century, along with documents and manuscripts from the 13th through the 20th centuries. Information about the Center's Rare Book collections can be found on the Library's web site and at http://law.alumni.northwestern.edu/s/1479/images/gid4/editor_documents/connect-news/reporter-2-1.pdf. The successful applicant will join an energetic and experienced library staff that provides the highest level of service and support to meet the multifaceted needs of the faculty and students of Northwestern Law and the broader research and scholarly communities.  We seek someone who is creative, flexible, capable of working in a dynamic environment, and is committed to excellence.

Specific duties of this position include the following:

  • Manages and curates the Pritzker Legal Research Center's Rare Books collection; develops strategies for development and promotion of the collection; works to ensure that the value of the collection as a research and scholarly resource to both internal and external audiences is maximized.
  • Collaborates with Access and Bibliographic Services Staff to ensure safe handling of materials and strategies for preserving damaged or at-risk items.
  • Coordinates and curates digitization projects; helps develop and implement strategies for large-scale digitization projects using Special Collections and related materials in all formats.
  • Works to determine relevant, curriculum-related materials for digitization projects; collaborates with relevant entities to ensure that the highest standards are used to select, process, and digitize materials.
  • Collaborates with Law School, Law Library and University Archives staff to identify, manage and preserve Northwestern Law School archival material.
  • Coordinates the cataloging and metadata workflow for Rare Book and other Special Collections with the Catalog Librarian and Associate Director for Collection and Bibliographic Services.
  • Collaborates with the Selection Team and the Director in the acquisition, sourcing, and negotiating, for purchase of specialized materials.  Includes working with the Director, the Dean's Office and Development staff to identify grant and fundraising opportunities to support strategic investments in specialized materials.
  • Develops effective relationships with Law School faculty and staff users to help assess their instructional and research needs as pertinent to Special Collections; offers course-related, specialized education sessions when requested by individuals or groups. Collaborates with other Law School and University Departments and in the wider legal and academic community to develop outreach and promotion of Special Collections resources.
  • Prepares bibliographies and guides as well as other instructional and research tools to enhance access to and use of Special Collections materials.
  • Networks, collaborates and actively participates in local, regional, national, or international organizations regarding related issues.
  • Participates in library staff development activities.
  • Special projects and miscellaneous duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • ALA-accredited graduate degree in library science or equivalent.
  • Formal coursework or training in rare books, archives, analytical bibliography, and/or special collections librarianship.
  • Demonstrated understanding of appropriate preservation practices for rare books and other special collections materials. 
  • Demonstrated experience in digitization processes and project management including knowledge of the operation and management of archival-quality digitization scanning equipment and related software.
  • Familiarity with new and emerging standards and technologies relevant to the bibliographic control of digital collections, including familiarity with metadata standards.
  • Reading knowledge of at least one modern non-English language, preferably French, German, Chinese or Japanese.  Working familiarity with Latin and its use in 15th through 17thcentury printed works.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, prioritizing work to ensure that departmental and library goals are realized.
  • Aptitude for complex, analytical work with attention to detail, demonstrated problem-solving skills, flexibility, and creativity.
  • Demonstrated commitment to user-centered library service, and the ability to work flexibly and creatively in a changing and fast-paced environment with a culturally diverse population.
  • Demonstrated strength in written, verbal, analytical, and interpersonal skills.

Desired:

  • Additional advanced academic degree, particularly in law and/or history.
  • Significant and demonstrated experience providing reference/research assistance and instruction sessions in an academic or law library, or archives environment.
  • Knowledge of early printing and the history of the book.
  • Successful experience with donors in a special collections environment.
  • Experience with planning, seeking, or administering grant-funded projects in a special collections environment.
  • Demonstrated innovative use of technology to advance teaching and learning with special collections materials.
  • Knowledge of and/or working experience with current cataloging rules and standards, particularly for rare books.

Salary and Reporting: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.  This position reports to the Associate Director for Collection and Bibliographic Services.

Environment:  Located in the heart of the Gold Coast on Northwestern's Chicago campus, the Pritzker Legal Research Center supports the research and instructional needs of more than 900 J.D. and LL.M. students and 90 residential faculty of the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law.  The library has a collection of more than 700,000 volumes and equivalents and subscribes to a wide array of electronic information resources.  Further information about the Pritzker Legal Research Center is available at the Library's website http://www.law.northwestern.edu/library.

To Apply:  Candidates should submit a letter of application, current resume, and the names of three references with addresses and telephone numbers (electronic applications are encouraged) to:

Daurina Gregory, Program Assistant to the Search Committee

Special Collections, Digitization and Archival Services Law Librarian

Pritzker Legal Research Center

Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law

375 East Chicago, Avenue

Chicago, IL  60611-3069

daurina.gregory@law.northwestern.edu

The position is available June 1, 2016.  Applications received by May 15, 2016 will receive first consideration.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

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Clinical Services Law Librarian, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

The Pritzker Legal Research Center of Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law seeks applications from highly motivated individuals for the full-time position of Clinical Services Law Librarian

The Clinical Services Librarian focuses on providing dynamic and proactive research, teaching, and reference support to the Bluhm Legal Clinic's faculty, students and staff. The Bluhm Clinic provides unique challenges in that the Clinic operates in a variety of domestic and international disciplines, including juvenile and adult criminal law, appellate and exoneration practice, business law with an emphasis on entrepreneurial support, trial advocacy, negotiation and mediation, and international human rights.  With both live-client and simulation programs, the Clinic as an important part of the experiential learning opportunities and obligations that are a critical and required part of a student's legal education, while providing a valuable and critical service to under-served members of society.  The Clinic operates along lines similar to that of a practicing law firm, while also remaining fully engaged in the Law School's mission of teaching, research and service.  For more information, see the Clinic's website at www.law.northwestern.edu/legalclinic

Specific duties of this position include the following:

The Clinical Services Law Librarian provides research and reference services to faculty, students and staff of the Bluhm Legal Clinic, encompassing both programmatic and scholarly support; meets proactively with clinic faculty to ascertain research and reference support needs including scholarly, project or client oriented activities; collaborates with other librarians to address and respond to those needs as required; develops methods and processes to actively and effectively promote library resources and services to clinical faculty, staff and students; and performs in-depth, detailed research requiring substantive legal analysis.

Engages in non-legal research support, including social science, political and governmental resources, historic and archival research as needed.

Engages in proactive, formal and informal instruction with and to students in the Clinical programs, including training sessions, in-class presentations, webinars or other asynchronous learning, and other formats as required; engages with other teaching librarians as required.

While serving as the primary Faculty Liaison to the Clinical faculty, the CSLL will also collaborate with librarian colleagues and others in identifying and providing services to Clinical faculty, while sharing information about the Clinic's research needs with librarian colleagues.

Assist Clinical faculty, staff and students in utilizing law practice technologies including knowledge and case management and organizational tools, time and billing resources, and other software and services.

Participates in the collection development process with particular emphasis on identifying current and out-of-print resources, and practice-oriented resources that address needs identified by the Clinic's faculty and program needs.

Establishes and fosters contacts with other professionals and libraries by participating in committee work and activities of Law School, University, and professional organizations.

While the focus of this position is on providing support to the Bluhm Legal Clinic, will also provide support to the broader Northwestern Law and Northwestern University communities, through scheduled and back-up Reference Desk support.

Participates in library staff development activities.

Special projects and miscellaneous duties as assigned.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

This position requires an M.L.S or equivalent from an accredited institution.  A J.D. or additional master's degree in a related discipline is preferred but not required. 

The successful candidate will have experience working with practicing attorneys in a challenging multi-disciplinary environment.  Must be able to demonstrate proficiency with non-legal and interdisciplinary research resources, particularly in the social sciences area, and in working with government and non-government scientific and technical research, in addition to an expected proficiency with legal research tools. 

Must have experience working with law practice technologies including knowledge and case management tools, records capture and retention, analytics, and similar resources. 

Must also demonstrate a strong service orientation, ability to respond creatively and effectively to faculty and other patron needs, and ability to work as part of a team and with minimal supervision and direction. 

Excellent organizational, teaching, and oral and written communication skills are required.

Salary:  Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Environment:  Located in the heart of the Gold Coast on Northwestern's Chicago campus, the Pritzker Legal Research Center supports the research and instructional needs of more than 900 J.D. and LL.M. students and 90 residential faculty of the Northwestern University School of Law.  The library has a collection of more than 700,000 volumes and equivalents and subscribes to a wide array of electronic information resources.  Further information about the Pritzker Legal Research Center is available at the Library's website www.law.northwestern.edu/library.

To apply:  Candidates should submit a letter of application, current resume, and the names of three references with addresses and telephone numbers (electronic applications are encouraged) to:

Daurina Gregory

Program Assistant to the Search Committee

Research and Instructional Services Librarian

Pritzker Legal Research Center

Northwestern University School of Law

375 East Chicago, Avenue

Chicago, IL  60611-3069

daurina.gregory@law.northwestern.edu

Position is available June 1, 2016.  Applications received by May 15, 2016 will receive first consideration.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

 

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Information Literacy Librarian Part-Time, Bay Path University Eastern MA Campus, Burlington, MA

The Information Literacy Librarian provides instruction on the use of the library and its resources to students, faculty and staff; assists and tutors students in research approaches; serves as libraryservices liaison between Hatch Library and Burlington Campus.

This is a part-time position, every other Saturday, from 6:30 am to 7:00 pm. Hours may vary slightly during class session breaks.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Teach information literacy skills to library users at all levels of the curriculum.
  • Provide traditional and electronic reference services, including the use of print and electronic resources, to students, faculty and staff of the University.
  • Assist and tutor students throughout the research process, including use of print and electronic resources, source evaluation, and other aspects of research and writing.
  • Serve as library-services liaison between Hatch Library and the Burlington Campus.
  • Promotes actively tutoring, study groups, etc., as a means for success in the One-Day program and arranges tutoring program at the Burlington Campus.
  • Assists and tutors students.
  • Consult with faculty and Deans of the Burlington Campus to determine informationliteracy needs in relation to the curriculum and Burlington program.
  • Develop strategies to make students and faculty aware of library services.
  • Assists in print and electronic resource collection development and performs routine library duties including circulation and collection maintenance.
  • Lock and/or unlock building when necessary.
  • Attend and participate in required meetings and orientations.
  • Provide discipline-specific support to students in basic English or math skills, as needed.
  • Special research projects as needed.
  • Develop professional contacts with counterparts in other local institutions.
  • Attend trainings as required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • MLS from an ALA-accredited program.
  • Reference and instruction service experience preferably in an academic library.
  • Knowledge of electronic information services.
  • Familiarity with academic research approaches and information literacy standards.
  • Demonstrated progressively increasing administrative responsibility.
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and assignments with high quality and minimal errors.
  • Must have demonstrated service orientated attitude.
  • Able to perform work with frequent deadlines and extreme amount of external pressure to complete assignments.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers and students.
  • Ability to perform work independently.
  • Willingness to work flexible and extended schedule including weekends and evenings when necessary.
  • Submit to and pass criminal offender records check (C.O.R.I.).
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion.
  • Ability to adhere to University policies and procedures.
  • Should be committed to a culture of diversity, respect and inclusion.
  • General knowledge of the University's mission, purpose and goals and the role this position plays in achieving those goals.

Applicants for this position should submit a cover letter outlining salary requirements, resume, and contact information for four professional references. All applications should be sent electronically in MS Word format to hr@baypath.edu.

An equal opportunity employer, Bay Path University is committed to fostering diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff.

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E-Resources Librarian, US Environmental Protection Agency Library, Research Triangle Park, NC

The US Environmental Protection Agency Library in Research Triangle Park, NC has an opening for an E-Resources Librarian. The EPA-RTP Library is staffed under contract by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS). For more details about this position and to apply, please visit:

https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/95937

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E-Resources Librarian, US Environmental Protection Agency Library, Research Triangle Park, NC

The US Environmental Protection Agency Library in Research Triangle Park, NC has an opening for an E-Resources Librarian. The EPA-RTP Library is staffed under contract by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS). For more details about this position and to apply, please visit:

https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/95937

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Library Technology Specialist, Vassal Lane Upper School (Grades 6-8), Cambridge Public Schools, Cambridge, MA

Overview:

Under the direction of the Upper School Head, and as a member of the Information, Communication, Technology Services (ICTS) department, the Library Technology Specialist is responsible for delivering, in a blended model, both school library services and instructional technology support to the school community.

Responsibilities:

Teacher

  • Empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, ethical users and producers of information (Digital Literacy)
  • Work with students and instructional staff to strengthen the use of digital tools and media-rich resources to create original projects/products
  • Provide resources and programs that promote independent reading and writing in a variety of genres and reading levels
  • Educate students and staff on the district's Acceptable Use Policy and other related policies and procedures that support appropriate use of technologies
  • Design, teach, and support professional development opportunities for staff to increase proficiency with technology

Instructional Partner

  • Provide outreach to teachers to develop collaborative relationships
  • Collaborate with teachers to design, teach, and assess learning experiences that incorporate inquiry learning, transliteracies, critical thinking and self-assessment
  • Collaborate with teachers and other instructional staff to develop curriculum that effectively integrates technology and ensures proficiency of the Massachusetts
  • Technology Literacy Standards and Expectations, AASL Standards for the 21st C. Learner as well as ICTS EdTech and Library Media Learning Expectations
  • Work with instructional staff to ensure the development of 21st century skills related to technology literacy are embedded into learning across content areas
  • Explore, evaluate, and model new technologies in support of teaching and learning
  • Take an active role in school and district curriculum and leadership teams

Information Specialist

  • Ensure that students and staff are effective and ethical users of ideas and information
  • Provide flexible access to all information and technology resources
  • Provide assistance in locating information and developing search strategy skills
  • Establish procedures for selection, acquisition, circulation, and sharing of print and digital resources
  • Develop, maintain, promote a diverse collection of resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and the instructional strategies of the school community

Program Administrator

  • Oversee, manage and foster a creative, flexible and welcoming Learning Commons
  • Coordinate and support special events and programs such as: Massachusetts Book Awards, guest authors and illustrators, authors in residence, family events
  • Collaborate and network with community and outside agencies (public libraries, area universities, technology organizations)
  • Work with the ICTS department to develop, implement, and update the district Library and Technology Plan and incorporate principles into school technology planning 
  • Work with the Technology Support Technician to create and maintain student, teacher and staff accounts in a variety of software and online applications
  • Maintain an up to date inventory of all library and technology resources in the building, including equipment location, repair records, replacement/upgrade, and available software; develop, manage, and communicate procedures for technology resource allocation
  • Provide on site troubleshooting for technical difficulties within the building, including but not limited to software, hardware and connectivity problems common in digital learning environments

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in the field of Education with advanced degree in the area of Library Science and/or Technology Integration in Education.
  • Three years of teaching experience or equivalent in the field of library or technology preferred.
  • Knowledge of Mac OS, Windows and Chrome operating systems; Microsoft Office and Google Apps for Education; experience in network technology, hardware, software and assistive technologies.
  • Experience in collaborative group work that focuses on technology integration and information literacy.
  • Massachusetts Licensure in Library Media and/or Instructional Technology, both preferred.
  • Meet NCLB highly qualified teacher requirements.

Salary: In Accordance with the Cambridge Teacher's Association Unit A Salary Schedule.
Closing Date: Until Filled
To apply: http://www.cpsd.us/departments/careers

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Library Intern, National Fire Protection Association, Quincy, MA

Purpose

Reporting to the Manager, Library and Information Resources, the Library Intern will work with internal stakeholders to create digital image repositories and add relevant metadata to make information findable.  The initial focus will be to review collections of digital images for use by NFPA staff which are currently not indexed.  Additional projects include indexing collections located in off-site archival storage.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Arrange and describe materials using demonstrated knowledge of current archival best practices and standards. 
  • Digitize and attach metadata to image and relevant images.
  • Shared responsibility of circulation and reference duties as appropriate.
  • Additional library duties/responsibilities as needed.

Job Requirements

Completion of some coursework in library/information science program from an ALA-accredited institution.

Strong commitment to customer care and the highest standards of service provision.

Familiarity with metadata standards relevant to the bibliographic records and archival control of digital collection materials such as MARC, EAD, and Dublin Core.

Ability to lift and move up to a 40 pound box.

Disclaimer

This job description reflects management's assignment of essential functions. It does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Duties may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

To Apply

Please send resumes to Katelyn Enman at kenman@nfpa.org.

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Library Intern - Historical Fire Research, National Fire Protection Association, Quincy, MA

Purpose

Reporting to the Manager, Library and Information Resources, the Library Intern will be responsible for reviewing files related to historic fires to catalog existing assets, digitize assets for better access, and draft synopsis of incident to create online resource relating to historic and recent important fires worldwide. Purpose is to leverage existing NFPA print assets, add information about relevant non-NFPA sources, and provide comprehensive online resource of source material and knowledge about historic fires.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Review archival and library collections relating to historic fires.
  • Catalog, arrange and describe materials using demonstrated knowledge of current archival and library best practices and standards.  Rehouse materials as appropriate.
  • Digitize relevant documents and images.  Describe and attach metadata.
  • Research and draft narrative of incident, lessons learned, impact to standards development when applicable.
  • Additional library duties/responsibilities as needed.

Job Requirements

Completion of some coursework in library/information science program from an ALA-accredited institution.

Familiarity with metadata standards relevant to the bibliographic records and archival control of digital collection materials such as MARC, EAD, and Dublin Core.

Ability to lift and move up to a 50 pound box.

Disclaimer

This job description reflects management's assignment of essential functions. It does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Duties may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

To Apply

Please send resumes to Katelyn Enman at kenman@nfpa.org.

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Library Media Specialist, High School, Londonderry, NH

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NH certification as a Library Media Specialist, or the ability to receive

Prefer experience in this area but not necessary

Integration of information technology in the instructional environment is a plus!

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Metadata Internship, Hingham Public Library, Hingham, MA

STATUS:                     

One 13-Week Internship Available                        

HOURS:                      

14 hours per week, Mondays through Thursdays (exact days and times are flexible and to be determined).

SALARY:                     

$10.00/hour 

DUTIES:                   

The Hingham Public Library is currently seeking applications for a metadata intern to assist in completing the conservation and digitization of the Governor John D. Long letters as part of an LSTA grant project for "Preservation of Library and Archival Materials".  Using archival standards, the intern will read each letter completely and use an Excel spreadsheet to record such information as the author, recipient, date and location written, and item number. The Metadata Intern reports to the Library's Local History Librarian, in coordination with the Town Archivist/Project Director.                                   

REQUIREMENTS:        

A candidate for this position should be a current student or recent graduate of an accredited Masters of Library Science program, with experience in using Excel spreadsheets.  Experience reading 19th century handwriting and knowledge of current archival metadata standards preferred.

 

Submit letter of interest and resume by 5:00 pm Thursday, May 5, 2016 to:

 

                                    Debbie Clifton, Assistant Director

                                    Hingham Public Library

                                    66 Leavitt Street

                                    Hingham, MA  02043

                                    dclifton@ocln.org

 

POSTING DATE:          Monday, April 25, 2016

 

The Town of Hingham is an equal opportunity employer.        The Town of Hingham does not discriminate based on race, creed, gender, national origin, marital or veteran status, sexual preference or any other legally protected status.

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On-Call Librarian Substitute Pool/On-Call Reference Librarian, Springfield City Library, Springfield, MA

Duties/Description: 

The Springfield City Library seeks individuals to work as on-call substitute librarians. Hours vary from week to week. Substitute staff may be assigned to the Central Library or any branch library to work with adults, teens, and children. In general, work assignments may include morning, afternoon, or evening (until 8pm) shifts. This is a great opportunity for library professionals to supplement their income and gain experience with a large, progressive organization.

Qualifications:

ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library Science required. Experience working in a C/WMARS library preferred.

Salary:

$23.01/hour; number of hours and schedule varies weekly.

To Apply:

Search for On-Call Reference Librarian at the City of Springfield's website: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/springfieldma/default.cfm

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Library Media Specialist, Martin Luther King, Jr. School, Cambridge, MA

Overview:
The ICTS school based team, comprised of a Library Media Specialist, Instructional Technology Specialist, Technology Support Technician and Upper School Library Technology Specialist, work as a team to provide support at the building level.
Under the supervision of the principal, and the Assistant Director of Library Media Services, the Library Media Specialist will work:

  • To ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information
  • To empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, ethical users and producers of information
  • To instill a love of learning in all students and ensure equitable access to information     
  • To collaborate with classroom teachers to design and implement units of instruction, assess student learning
  • To align the School Library Program (SLP) with the mission, goals, and objectives of the school / school district

Duties
Teacher:

  • Collaborates with classroom teachers as a partner in the instructional process
  • Collaborates to design, teach, and assess learning experiences that incorporate inquiry learning, information literacies in their formats, critical thinking and self-assessment
  • Promotes a love of reading and lifelong learning
  • Promotes instructional technology to improve learning
  • Teaches students to build on prior knowledge to construct new knowledge
  • Collaborates with the Instructional Technology Specialist to deliver curriculum addressing the ICTS standards
  • Provides resources and programs that promote independent reading and writing in a variety of genres
  • Provides and plans professional development
  • Leader:
  • Serves on decision making teams, school improvement and accreditation activities; presenting at meetings
  • Benchmarks the SLP to school, state, and national standards
  • Stays current in professional practices, educational research; maintains active professional memberships
  • Advocates for SLP through an effective public relations program
  • Collects and analyzes data to improve instruction; demonstrates correlations between the SLP and student achievement
  • Administers the SLP budget to support program goals
  • Participates in the recruiting, hiring, training and supervising of library staff and volunteers

School Librarian:

  • Maintains an organized and welcoming facility that helps students become independent users of the library.
  • Fosters a creative, flexible environment so that the school library is an essential part of the learning community
  • Establishes procedures for selection, acquisition, circulation, resource sharing of resources in all formats
  • Develops and maintains resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and the instructional strategies of the school community
  • Evaluates, promotes and uses existing and emerging technologies to support teaching and learning
  • Promotes the ethical use of information: copyright, fair use, and licensing of intellectual property    
  • Coordinates and supports special events and programs such as: Massachusetts Children's Book Awards, guest authors and illustrators, book fairs, curriculum nights, family events
  • Enhances the library's home/school literacy role through school newsletter, online presence, special events, parent library use and/or volunteering
  • Cooperates and networks with other libraries/agencies

Qualifications
Minimum Requirements:
A highly qualified candidate will be state certified as a School Library Media Specialist, will have completed a teacher preparation program/educational degree, and hold a master's degree from a master's level program in library and information studies. At least three years of teaching experience or equivalent in the field of school library science preferred. Experience in an urban setting is highly desirable.  Strong background in children's and young adult literature. Familiarity with
automated library system and proficient in both PC and Apple platforms. Excellent leadership, communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills. Proficiency in Mandarin Chinese preferred, but not required.


Salary: 

Cambridge Education Association Unit A Salary
Cambridge Education Association Unit A Benefits
To apply: [ http://www.cpsd.us/departments/careers ]http://www.cpsd.us/departments/careers

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Bibliography Development Volunteer, Sojourner Truth Memorial Committee, Florence, MA

The Sojourner Truth Memorial Committee is seeking a volunteer to develop the organization's online bibliography (http://sojournertruthmemorial.org/sojourner-truth/sojourner-truth-bibliography/) of books, articles, and other resources on Sojourner Truth's life and times. The committee, an all-volunteer, 501(c)3 nonprofit located in Florence, Massachusetts, is engaged in a number of educational projects with local schools, and the bibliography is a valuable resource for educators who are integrating Sojourner Truth and 19th century abolitionism into their curriculum and classroom activities.

Responsibilities:

  • Research and update the existing bibliography, which consists primarily of books, to include resources in different formats, such as websites, open educational resources, online exhibits, videos, articles, and primary sources
  • Divide the bibliography by elementary, middle, and high school audiences
  • Annotate each resource on the bibliography with a short summary and statement of its educational value for students
  • Add a new section to the bibliography with resources on the general history of 19th-century abolitionism

Qualifications:

  • Experience in research and developing educational resources
  • Knowledge of Chicago or MLA citation guidelines
  • Interest in children's literature, Sojourner Truth, or abolitionist history

The committee is applying for funding to work with Northampton, MA, public schools on an educational project this fall, so the desired deadline for this project is August 31. Candidates from all geographic locations are encouraged to apply, as this project will be completed remotely. Although this opportunity is unpaid, the volunteer will receive full credit for the bibliography on the committee's website. For more information about the committee and its work in the Pioneer Valley, see http://www.sojournertruthmemorial.org.

Please send a resume and short statement of interest to Anna Newman, committee member and webmaster, at anewman024@gmail.com.

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Staff Assistant, John G. Wolbach Library, Cambridge, MA

This is the position of Staff Assistant for the John G. Wolbach Library at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO). The purpose of this position is to provide administrative support and assistance to the Department Manager (head Librarian) and the professional and technical staff, as well as assist with collecting, compiling, interpreting and reporting monthly and annual statistics and help provide information services to the Library's broad-based community of users in keeping with the mission of the Library. Wolbach Library provides information services to administrative, technical and scientific staff at the CfA, as well as to visitors, staff and students from other universities, the astronomy scientific community worldwide, and the general public.

Salary Range

$53,610.00 to $69,688.00 / Per Year

Duties

1. Assist the Department Manager with the practical and technical aspects of office administration, including budgeting, purchasing, and routine office procedures. 

2. Prepare grant proposals for submission to funding agencies (Harvard University, National Endowment for the Humanities, etc.), monitor contracts and grants, and coordinate cost-sharing with collaborators.

3. Prepare and track procurement requisitions, using PeopleSoft financials, maintain time and attendance records for SAO Library employees using web TA, and prepare travel documents for SAO Library employees using Concur.

4. Collect, compile, interpret, and report monthly and annual statistics. 

5. Establish and maintain database of all Library equipment, supplies, materials, property, acquisitions, and digital acquisitions. 

6. Assist the Department Manager in the preparation of budgets, track department financial obligations, and reconcile with actual expenses to insure Department stays within budget.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No

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Customer Success Manager, Credo Reference Limited, Boston, MA

Department: Customer Success

Reports to: VP of Customer Success

Status: Full-time

Who We're Looking For

We are looking for a dynamic Customer Success Manager to join our Boston office team. You will manage the Customer Success team in our efforts to build, secure, and foster mutually successful, revenue generating relationships between our librarian customers and Credo. We are looking for someone who has some experience working in a library and is passionate about supporting librarians, loves the idea of reaching out to customers to help them promote e-resources, and ideally, has experience working within, or leading, a Customer Success team in a SaaS company and is eager to bring that experience to Credo.

Key Responsibilities

  • Directly supervise and mentor members of the Customer Success team
  • Acquire and maintain deep product knowledge and understand its use from a customer's perspective
  • Understand and articulate your assigned customers' needs and goals and use that information to provide valuable insights and best practices to them
  • Drive initiatives in step with customers that lead to increased adoption and usage of the Credo products by end users
  • Act as the customer advocate within Credo throughout the entire lifecycle of a customer account following the initial sale
  • Identify and work to close upsell and cross-sell opportunities within existing customer base
  • Work closely with the Sales team to pass on larger sales opportunities
  • Be a communication conduit bringing feedback to the Product team
  • Accurately maintain customer data and notes in Salesforce.com
  • Actively participate in helping to mature the Customer Success function by suggesting process improvements and experimenting with ways to most effectively engage with customers
  • Travel to lead customer workshops (1-2 overnight trips per month)

Requirements

  • A mix of the following degrees and experiences:
    • Academic library work experience required, MLIS preferred
    • Experience working in Sales or Customer Success (or comparably named team) with a SaaS product
  • Minimum of 1-2 years experience managing a small team of people
  • Exceptional communication skills (in person, telephone, and writing)
  • Ability to influence without direct authority
  • Ability to collaborate well with internal and external partners
  • Highly organized with the ability to manage a group of accounts and produce real results
  • Some experience using Salesforce.com or other CRM administration
  • Proficient working with various online technologies, browser based software, MS Office suite, and Google Docs
  • You are committed to adopting and supporting Credo's Core Values (see below)

Credo's Core Values

  • Service: We have an attitude of service to each other, all stakeholders, and to the society we live in.
  • Humility & Humor: We take our work seriously but not ourselves.
  • Innovation: We are always exploring all that is possible.
  • Responsibility: We own our work, both individually and collectively.
  • Teamwork: We need each other to succeed and inspire each other to bring our best selves to work.

About Credo

Credo helps institutions deliver on the promise of higher education by ensuring that students gain the critical information skills they need to effectively research, study, learn, and, ultimately, succeed. As a trusted partner, Credo has assisted more than 2,500 institutions in fulfilling their institutional missions in a cost-effective manner that allows them to deliver on the promise of higher education.

Interested candidates should e-mail cover letter and resume to careers@credoreference.com.

Credo Reference Limited is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment.

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Library Aide: Receptionist (Part Time), Boston Public Library Rare Books Department, Boston, MA

Overview:

Staffs the reception desk in the Rare Books Department during hours open to the public greeting visitors, registering new researchers, answering the telephone, explaining use policies, answering basic questions, and working with manuscript finding aids keying data into Archon database.

Responsibilities:

  1. Staffs the reception desk in the Rare Books Lobby, greeting visitors and answering the telephone. Transfers telephone calls to appropriate staff.
  2. Checks IDs of returning researchers to verify identify; pulls Rare Books registration card for researcher to take into the Reading Room.
  3. Registers new researchers, instructing how to complete registration form, asking for photo ID and BPL card. Issues BPL courtesy cards if researcher does not already have one.
  4. Provides security of the collections by controlling access to the Reading Room.
  5. Answers directional and basic questions about the department, the current exhibition and the library in general.
  6. Under the direction of the Keeper of Manuscripts, keys data from manuscript finding aids into Archon.
  7. Maintains visitor statistics for lobby area as well as new registrations.
  8. Performs other related and comparable duties as assigned.

Competencies

  • Possesses excellent public service skills
  • Demonstrates flexibility and the ability to adapt to change
  • Communicates effectively
  • Ability to work well with other staff
  • Proficiency with MSWord and ability/willingness to learn new computer programs

Qualifications

  1. Education - one year of college.
  2. Experience - Previous experience in a public service setting. Experience with Archon is desirable.
  3. Requirements - Excellent public service skills. Proficiency with a PC and software at a level to successfully complete the tasks of the job.
  4. Residency - Must be a resident of the City of Boston upon the first day of hire.
  5. CORI - Must successfully clear a Criminal Offenders Record Information check with the City of Boston.

Terms:
Union/Salary Plan/Grade: Nonunion/Part Time $10/hr
Hours per week: Up to 18

Apply online: https://city-boston.icims.com/jobs/11296/library-aide---receptionist-%28part-time%29/job

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Summer Internships, Boston Globe, Dorchester, MA

The Boston Globe is moving from Morrissey Boulevard to 53 State Street (newsroom and business side) and to Taunton (production) by January 1 of 2017. The Globe is moving from 850,000 square feet of space to a combined 375,000 square feet. So we cannot take everything with us. One of the most important newsroom resources is our library. The original source material which includes indexed clips of every story written before 1981 and every photograph (and outtakes) published by the Globe will eventually be donated to a university where we will continue to have access to them. This is a great opportunity for those who have an interest in journalism and Boston history.

The Globe is looking for several interns who are able to work independently on the following projects:  1) Digitize photos and add meta-data to the files. This is our top priority; 2) Pull samples from boxes of photo negatives to help identify what, if any, is significant and should be saved; 3) Pull fiche from library clip files, so it can be saved when files are donated to our yet-to-be-chosen archive;  4) Curate the clip files to pare it down.

Pay:  $12 per hour

Hours:  40 hours/ week [some flexibility in exact hours]

Start date:  July 5, 2016 with earlier start dates available

Please send a letter of interest with a resume to Allyson Parente  at allyson.parente@globe.com

Please indicate availability for a start date as well as preferred hours.  There is some flexibility for students who are taking classes during the summer.

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David B. Weigle Information Commons: WIC Desk Internship, Penn Libraries, Philadelphia, PA

Availability: one year long position open May 2016.

Hours: 20 hours per week. Some evening and weekend hours required.

Salary: $15/hour.

Overview: 
Reporting to the Director of the Information Commons, the WIC Desk Intern handles core student assistance activities. Primary requirements are the ability to work independently, comfort working with patrons, strong communication skills, familiarity with technology and software, and flexibility. Evening and weekend hours are expected. 
The WIC is a collaborative space on the first floor of the Van Pelt-Dietrich Center; details are at http://commons.library.upenn.edu (Interns may also help staff the Education Commons.) 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the initial point of contact for all visitors to the Commons, handling directional and general questions. Assist patrons with services and equipment. Refer students to academic support services
  • Assist patrons in following the policies and procedures of the Commons, especially with regards to group study room reservations
  • Assist instructors and faculty with educational technology
  • Provide overview of Commons services, technology, and programs to visitors
  • Schedule rooms and appointments for Commons staff and program partners
  • Handle signage and questions relating to course sessions, workshops and special events hosted by the Commons
  • Design and conduct technology training workshops for students and faculty
  • Write blog posts and ad-hoc reports
  • Conduct social media, web and print outreach for Commons activities
  • Track and communicate with Library staff about equipment and facilities issues
  • Work with the Director to develop online and print documentation
  • Provide appointment-based assistance to patrons and students

Qualifications:

  • Enrollment in a graduate degree program in library or information science or related field is expected.
  • Previous experience in an academic setting preferred; previous experience in an academic library or in providing academic support services highly desirable.
  • Public services orientation, interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills needed
  • Attention to detail and the ability to juggle multiple tasks
  • Familiarity with word processing, spreadsheet and searching software applications required. Candidates should be comfortable with and enthusiastic about educational technologies.
  • Teaching experience preferred

To apply, please submit a resume and letter of interest to the attention of:
Elizabeth Martin
martinev@pobox.upenn.edu
Please write "WIC Desk Internship" in the subject line.

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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Physical Science and Engineering Libraries Intern, Penn Libraries, Philadelphia, PA

Availability: one year long position open beginning April 2016.

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

Salary: $15/hour.

Broad Functions:
This internship offers a service-oriented, self-motivated individual a complete experience in a small science library setting, providing library services to physical scientists and engineers. Based at the Penn Chemistry Library, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to experience most aspects of the job of a departmental librarian at a large research institution, while working on projects in many areas of science and engineering. A background in a science discipline is not required; this is an ideal opportunity for a non-scientist interested in science and engineering librarianship to gain knowledge and experience.

Specific Duties:
Duties will fall into three basic categories, with other duties and projects as assigned.
Patron Services and Instruction, including

  • Developing and updating remote education materials including Web guides and tutorials
  • Working at a reference/information desk in one of Penn's larger libraries
  • Working a minimum of one to two hours per week providing chat reference services
  • Preparing supporting materials for course-integrated instruction sessions

Collection Development Responsibilities, including

  • Updating links and index terms for Penn's science and engineering e-resources in the library's e-resource editor
  • Maintaining databases and spreadsheets of current and historical periodical pricing and generating reports from them as part of the annual budget process
  • Analyzing usage statistics for electronic resources

Professional Development Activities, including

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

Qualifications:
All applicants must be enrolled in a master's degree program in library/information science. In addition, the successful candidate must have the ability to manage and prioritize their workload and must be able to work both independently and cooperatively in a team environment.
Other requirements include:

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

Preference will be given to applicants with the following skills:

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

To apply, please submit a resume and letter of interest to:
Elizabeth Martin
martinev@pobox.upenn.edu
Use subject line "Physical Science and Engineering Libraries Internship."

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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Business & Competitive Information Intern, MilliporeSigma, Billerica, MA

Title: Business & Competitive Information Temp

Department: Business & Competitive Information

Location: 290 Concord Road, Billerica, MA

Status:  Contract position available, Starting May/June 2016; Possibility for extension through fall

Hours: 25-30 hours per week, Mondays through Fridays (exact start date and times are flexible and to be determined)

Duties: The Business & Competitive Information group is currently seeking applications for a temporary contract position to assist with business research, competitive intelligence activities, and special projects.

Using business databases and company resources this position will require you to complete research projects, create competitor/company dossiers, assist with building a resource library/directory for analysts, and work on additional projects, as needed.

Requirements: A candidate for this position should be a current student or recent graduate of an accredited Masters of Library Science program.

  • Coursework in Competitive Intelligence, business, industry and/or market research
  • Experience building and executing search queries within a variety of information databases
  • Familiarity of general business terms and concepts
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Power Point
  • SharePoint experience, a plus
  • Detail oriented with strong communication and comprehension skills
  • Ability to work independently, managing and prioritizing multiple projects

Submit letter of interest, resume, and list of completed relevant classes to:

Diana Mauro

Diana.Mauro@emdmillipore.com

EMD Millipore Corporation
290 Concord Road
Billerica, MA 01821

Posting Date: Wednesday, April 22th, 2016

Position open until filled

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Call for Proposal: Architectural Librarian Consultant, Boston Public Library

The Boston Public Library has posted an RFP for an architectural librarian consultant. This is a position for a period of one year with BPL option for two one-year renewals.

The RFP is now open and closes May 6.

Details can be found here:

http://www.bpl.org/finances/procurement/

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Document Processor, Akebia Therapeutics, Cambridge, MA

Job Description

Akebia Therapeutics is seeking a Clinical and Regulatory Document Coordinator to provide operational support for all documents related to the EDMS, and establishing standard and best practices for the day-to-day operations related to the management of documents. The Document Coordinator supports the management of Trial Master Files (TMF) for clinical trials, as well as documents related to Regulatory Submissions. 

Note: The job description requires at least 1 year of experience, but we would be flexible if the candidate had a Master's degree. The job will be archival and technical, working in both an Electronic Document Management System and migrating over and archiving both paper and electronic documentation.

Additionally, the job will provide wonderful opportunities for an individual to learn all about a Trial Master File, Regulatory Submissions, and more.  This is the ideal job for an entry-level candidate. 

Required Skills

  • Coordinates document management activities, including management of electronic trial master files (eTMF) and documents related to Regulatory Submissions. Studies may be active or closed.
  • Performs QC of metadata for documents created or migrated into the system.
  • Performs periodic ad hoc, interim, or end-of-study reviews/audits on paper and/or electronic files.  
  • Archives closed out documentation according to applicable SOPs and Record Retention. Schedule. This may include scanning and classification of documents, assisting with labeling and physically relocating study files.
  • Assists with the preparation of files for Internal Audits, supports the resolution with identifying and implementing corrective actions to findings in audit reports.
  • Ensures files are structured to ensure compliance with regulatory guidances and ease of rapid retrieval (inspection ready 24/7).
  • Assists in writing SOPs, creating and implementing best practices, and supporting data migration.
  • Coordinates EDMS change controls and updates, including addition of dictionary values.
  • Creates and updates existing administrative information for company-wide viewing.

Required Experience

  • Associate's degree in a scientific or health-related field is required.
  • Minimum of 1-3 years of experience in biopharmaceutical document management required.
  • Minimum of 1-2 years of experience with management of clinical trials and/or regulatory submissions at a pharmaceutical/biotech company or CRO is preferred.
  • Understanding of GCPs, FDA regulations and ICH guidelines is preferred.
  • Familiarity with DIA TMF Reference Model is preferred.
  • Experience with various documentation management systems (e.g. eTMF, Clinical Trial Management Systems [CTMS],Doc Compliance etc.) preferred.
  • Must be proficient in MS Office Suite.

Job Location

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Position Type

Full-Time/Regular

To apply

https://akebia-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=80&version=1#.VxZxHrp2mhI.linkedin

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Information Delivery Graduate Student Worker, Simmons College, Boston, MA

Information Delivery Graduate Student Worker

Beatley Library Discovery Services

Simmons College

Supervisors: Discovery Services Library Assistants 

Hours: 9 - 18 hours/week between 9am and 5pm, Monday - Friday

Pay: $10.00/hour

Start Date: ASAP

The Graduate Student Worker contributes to the work of Beatley Library Discovery Services' Information Delivery team, which has responsibilities that include interlibrary loan, document delivery and course reserves. 

General Responsibilities:

  • Provide excellent customer service to Beatley Library users and staff and to other libraries
  • Fill requests from other libraries for materials from Beatley (interlibrary loan - lending)
  • Fill requests from users for materials from other libraries (interlibrary loan - borrowing)
  • Fill requests from users for materials from Beatley (document delivery)
  • Fill requests from faculty for materials to be placed on course reserve
  • Maintain users' privacy

Specific Duties:

  • Use library systems to monitor multiple request queues and process requests
  • Search library discovery tools, including catalogs and e-resources
  • Search for, create, and update user, resource, and transaction records in library management systems
  • Locate and retrieve books and media from shelves
  • Scan articles and book chapters from print and microform sources
  • Send articles and book chapters via secure electronic transmission, cloud storage, email, and fax
  • Apply labels and package items for shipment; open packages
  • Deliver items to offices on the Simmons campuses
  • Communicate questions, suggestions, atypical situations, and user feedback to supervisors
  • Other duties as assigned 

Required Qualifications: 

  • Enrollment in Simmons College's M.S. in Library and Information Science program
  • Evidence of strong commitment to excellent customer service
  • Ability and comfort with technology
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Ability to understand, remember, and follow complex instructions

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Completion of or current enrollment in LIS 415
  • Graduation date of May 2017 or later
  • Previous employment experience
  • Experience working or volunteering in libraries
  • Familiarity with Atlas Systems' ILLiad (interlibrary loan software) and Innovative Interfaces, Inc.'s Millennium (integrated library system)

To Apply:

Send your resume as a PDF to jay.campbell@simmons.edu. Resumes must be received by Friday, April 29. In your email, please:

  • List the days of the week/times that you are available to work.
  • List the SLIS courses that you will have completed by the end of the current semester.
  • Indicate your expected graduation date.

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Collection Development team, EBSCO Information Services, Ipswich, MA

Support the Collection Development team by enhancing metadata for the H.W. Wilson Core Collections product line. Assist in book record updates for Core Collections. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist in creation of cataloging records for H.W. Wilson Core Collections--as needed. 
  • Contribute to indexing of Core Collections using Sears and Dewey Decimal Classification System. 
  • Update metadata associated with Core Collections and Book Review Digest book records. 
  • Help promote the success of Core Collections through social media, competitive intelligence, and other projects. 
  • Additional duties as assigned. 

Qualifications

  • Enrolled in (or recent graduate of) Library and Information Science program. 
  • 1 year of experience with MS ACCESS. 
  • 1+ year experience with Excel, Outlook and Word.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2+ years experience with MS Access, Excel, Outlook, and Word. 
  • Some Collection Development exposure preferred. 
  • Cataloging and/or metadata course completed.

Apply online at: http://bit.ly/1Tjllzx

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Cataloging Assistant, MIT Humanities Film Office, Cambridge, MA

The Humanities Film Office in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (SHASS) at MIT is seeking a part-time Cataloging Assistant for FY 2016/2017 (July 1 2016 - June 30 2017). The Film Office is migrating to a new catalog, and the incumbent will assist with entering approximately 6,000 items (DVD, VHS, and LaserDisc) into the new system. Some original cataloging will be required.

Required Qualifications

  • data entry experience
  • attention to detail

Preferred Qualifications

  • background in film or film studies (Strongly preferred)
  • familiarity with MARC records
  • reading knowledge of at least one language in addition to English

Compensation: $15/hour, 10 hours per week. Flexible schedule. Flexible start date (as early as mid-June).

Please send a cover letter and resume to RyanL@mit.edu with "[your name] Cataloging Assistant" in the subject line. All applications received by May 16th will be given full consideration.

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Research Specialist, Isaacson Miller, Boston, MA

Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, is recruiting a Research Specialist for its Boston office. This position works with the firm's search teams to assist with the identification and evaluation of potential candidates and networking contacts. This is a unique opportunity for a curious, self-driven and motivated individual to gain a thorough understanding of our nation's civic infrastructure while supporting the recruitment of exceptional leaders for mission-driven organizations.

Position Summary

Isaacson, Miller (IM) is the largest executive search firm to focus exclusively on recruiting leadership for nonprofit organizations and it is rapidly growing. The firm has hired 40 new professionals in the last two years and in 2015, IM placed 280 executives at mission-driven organizations domestically and internally.

To support the firm's expansion, IM is seeking a new Research Specialist to build out the existing Research Team that spans all three of the firm's offices. The successful candidate will possess a team-oriented approach, an enthusiasm for finding and organizing information, and a high attention to detail. Research Specialists are members of the firm's Research team and they are also members of the broader Knowledge Management & Search Services group. This position will join a dynamic team that fosters collaboration and innovation.

Key Responsibilities for the Research Specialist

  • Support several search teams and searches simultaneously at various stages of the search, with research projects that include but are not limited to:
    • Institutional and market research: Provide background on the institution or field; generally done before the first meeting with the potential client
    • Networking and candidate research: Build lists of names or organizations to support associates during networking, using online databases and IM's internal records and database
    • Public records research: Conduct public records research on candidates  using Nexis and Google
  • Work with the Knowledge Management & Search Services staff across our offices to collect and organize research in order to ensure centralized accessibility of all updated research materials for both current and future searches.
  • Participate in research team meetings and projects; coordinate workload with other research specialists.

Key Qualifications

  • Background: Bachelor's degree with two to three years of translatable, professional experience; non-profit or higher education experience is a plus.
  • Project management: Ability to prioritize and work on multiple tasks for multiple search professionals simultaneously and independently, delivering high quality work within established timelines.
  • Communication: Ability to listen well, and to write and speak clearly and concisely. Respond promptly and maintain a pleasant attitude. Motivated to understand the context and goals for research assignments; engages internal customers in ongoing dialogue about research projects.
  • Collaboration: Active inclination to seek knowledge from and share expertise with colleagues.
  • Technical ability: Familiarity with search engines, web browsers, databases, and common office software. Willingness to discover, explore, master, and, when appropriate, teach new tools, sources, and techniques. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (especially Outlook, Word and Excel).
  • Attention to detail: Ability to contribute to and follow research protocols, where applicable.
  • Flexibility: Ability to recognize and accommodate internal customers' varied approaches to and expectations of research. Ability to tailor communications to each recipient.
  • Self-motivation: Self-directed and able to work independently. Ability to recognize and articulate problems and propose creative solutions. Inquisitive and driven to understand the context and implications of the work. Ability to identify and articulate professional development goals.
  • Mission: A clear commitment to Isaacson, Miller's mission.

To Apply

All inquiries, nominations, and application materials, including résumé with cover letter, may be submitted in confidence to: Erin DeCurtis, Senior Consulting Associate, isaacson-miller-sct@imsearch.com

About the Firm

Isaacson, Miller recruits transformative leaders for education, healthcare, philanthropy, advocacy, and other endeavors that advance the public good. We have over 175 employees located in our Boston headquarters and in offices in Washington, D.C. and San Francisco. Our Results page includes stories about our work's broad impact. 

Isaacson, Miller is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and actively seeks a diverse pool of candidates in this search.

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Library Graduate Summer Intern, Michigan Tech Library, Houghton, MI

Michigan Technological University Archives and Copper Country Historical Collections Call for Applicants - Friends of the Michigan Tech Library Graduate Intern, Summer 2016

The Michigan Technological University Archives and Copper Country Historical Collections is currently seeking applicants for the Friends of the Michigan Tech Library Graduate Internship for summer, 2016. The archives provides a high level of service to scholars, students and a wide range of visitors, especially in the summer through our role as part of the Keweenaw Heritage Site network, a partnership with the Keweenaw National Historical Park, a member of the National Park Service. Areas of emphasis include manuscripts, maps, print and digital images which document the Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan's Western Upper Peninsula (U.P.) and university history. Partnerships with faculty and collaborative initiatives within the Van Pelt and Opie Library expose archivists to leading edge projects. Current projects include the Keweenaw Digital Archives migration to Preservica, implementation of a new oral history program and a research study and exhibit of African American social history in the U.P.

The intern selected will receive substantial experience in both public service and collections handling. The intern will assist in (day-to-day) public service activities, including greeting and assisting researchers, retrieving and shelving collections, and assisting university and community patrons with use of materials and equipment. The intern will also gain experience in organizing, describing, and processing archival collections. This includes researching people or events covered by a collection, cleaning, arranging, boxing and creating finding aids.

Preference will be given to applicants currently enrolled in a graduate archival studies program, but consideration may be given for equivalent education and experience. The following skills are required:

  • Knowledge of contemporary archival practices, policies, and procedures, including arrangement and description, and familiarity with DACS, MARC, LCSH and AAT.
  • Demonstrated analytical and research skills.
  • Ability to work independently and exercise initiative, discretion and judgment.
  • Ability to work collegially and effectively in a team-based environment.

This is a 35 hour per week, part-time summer position to span seven weeks. The preferred start date is June 27, to coincide with the university's second summer session. There are no benefits included with this position and the successful candidate will be expected to cover travel expenses to Houghton, Michigan. The intern will be compensated in the form of a $5000 stipend to be paid out biweekly throughout the duration of employment. Offers of employment are contingent upon and not considered finalized until the required background check has been performed and the results received and assessed. Housing options in the Copper Country include independently requesting a single occupancy dorm room and included meal plan (depending on availability) or making off-campus housing arrangements. In addition to a great working environment you will enjoy exquisite scenery, moderate temperatures and outdoor activities near the shores of Lake Superior!

To learn more about us, please visit our website: http://www.mtu.edu/library/archives/

Applications are due by May 1, 2016. Direct any questions, or submit your cover letter and resume to:

Lindsay Hiltunen, Senior Archivist
Michigan Technological University Archives and Copper Country Historical Collections
Attn: Graduate Student Summer Intern Position
Van Pelt and Opie Library
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI 49931
copper@mtu.edu
(906) 487-2505

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. 

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Executive Director, Charleston County Public Library System, Charleston, SC

Charleston County Public Library System seeks innovative, new Executive Director

The Charleston County Public Library System (http://www.ccpl.org/) seeks an Executive Director to blend the area's historical connections to learning with an innovative, collaborative vision that focuses on excellence and growing opportunities for lifelong learning.  The CCPL offers rewarding and exciting career challenges for the successful candidate thanks to a building and renovation program funded through the 2014 approval of a $108.5 million bond referendum by three quarters of County voters.  The new library leader will expand and improve the system's superb services, outstanding programs and exceptional customer experiences.

The new Executive Director will work with the Board, staff and County officials to build five libraries -- two new buildings and three replacement facilities -- as well as an administrative center and renovations at 13 existing locations.  The Executive Director will lead the System's continuing efforts to grow virtual services, overhaul technologies, create innovative content and build sustainable partnerships with businesses and community organizations.  Currently, CCPL's 16 locations serve more than 389,000 county residents.  It has an annual budget of $16 million through a county appropriation, a staff of 221 FTEs and a dynamic Friends of the Library organization.  The board is also exploring development of a library foundation.

Founded in 1620, Charleston's commitment to fostering literacy and literature dates back to the colony of South Carolina's first lending library in 1698.  While the area still has a healthy respect for heritage and tradition, the Charleston community is growing in diverse ways thanks to a high quality of life recognized by residents and visitors, who make Charleston one of the world's top destinations.  Charleston offers something for everyone. It has charming, preserved neighborhoods with historic forts, homes and churches as well as world-class art galleries, inviting beaches, world-famous golf courses, award-winning restaurants and a plethora of fun activities that draw thousands of new residents and visitors annually.  The community also offers high-quality health care, an involved business community and solid educational opportunities that make it a great place to live, work and play.  For more information on Charleston County, the Library and the region, please visit Charleston links (http://www.gossagesager.com/charlestonlinks.htm).   

Responsibilities.  Planning and directing all phases of library operations - financial, personnel, facilities and business for the library system; advising and guiding division heads on successes and solutions; working closely with the Library board, Charleston County administrator, and elected county and municipal officials; understanding and contributing to Charleston's community, culture, lifestyles and interests focusing on active civic engagement; promoting best practices, library services and programs consistent with community expectations; understanding and supporting innovative library technologies; experience working with capital projects; and proven experience mentoring and developing staff. For the complete position description, see Executive Director (http://www.gossagesager.com/charlestonjobdesc.pdf).

Qualifications. Minimum requirements include an MLS from an ALA-accredited program and five years of library experience in increasingly responsible library positions, or an equivalent background and experience to enable the candidate to perform the work required effectively.  The ideal candidate will have: excellent administrative, financial planning, communication and personnel management skills; the ability to inspire and lead staff; the initiative and vision to develop library services; and skill in building and maintaining effective relationships with the board, staff and community leaders. Successful experience reporting to a governing board, working in a multi-branch environment, and building/renovating libraries are highly preferred.

Compensation. The starting salary range is $115,973 to $151,250 (with placement dependent on experience and qualifications) with a competitive benefits package.

For further information, please visit Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates (http://www.gossagesager.com).  Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and resume as Word or PDF attachments to Dan Bradbury, danbradbury@bradburymiller.com. This position will close May 29, 2016. 

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Library Volunteer, USS Constitution Museum, Boston, MA

The Samuel Eliot Morison Research Library at the USS Constitution Museum seeks a Library Volunteer to assist the Archivist with tasks related to public library outreach initiatives and other library duties as assigned. This is an unpaid, short-term volunteer position with the possibility of extension if desired.

Desired Skills

  • Familiarity with basic administrative duties, including filing, data entry in Excel, and office mailings.
  • Interest in research libraries and/or special libraries.
  • Strong organizational skills and careful attention to detail.

Schedule

Minimum of 2 hours per week between 9 AM and 4 PM, Monday - Friday, beginning June 2016.

To Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to Kate Monea, Archivist, at kmonea@usscm.org.

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Accessioning Archivist, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Requisition:  37041BR

www.yale.edu/jobs

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

Position Focus: Reporting to the Assistant Head of the Manuscript Unit for Accessioning, the Accessioning Archivist serves as a member of the Manuscript Unit's five-person accessioning team. Processes and catalogs new acquisitions to a basic level so that they are discoverable and available for research as soon as possible after acquisition. Assists with other aspects of managing the accessioning of manuscript materials acquired by the Beinecke Library, including arranging and receiving shipments, verifying new acquisitions against available descriptions, and creating and reviewing accession records. Prepares finding aids according to relevant standards and established local practice, including using ArchivesSpace. Creates collection-level records in MARC format for the library's online catalog. Plans, directs, and reviews work of processing assistants and student assistants. Assists in the preservation assessment of collections and in the selection of materials for conservation treatment. Assists in the ongoing development of the unit's accessioning and processing procedures for archival collections. Contributes to Yale University Library and University-wide initiatives and is expected to be active professionally.

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

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

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent accredited degree, with formal training in archival theory and practice. A post-graduate degree in history or a related discipline may be substituted for a master's degree in library science.
  • Qualified individuals new to the library profession are welcome to apply.
  • Experience arranging and describing or providing public services for manuscript and/or archival collections.
  • Strong knowledge of American or modern European literature or history, and broad knowledge in the humanities, as demonstrated through academic degrees or an equivalent combination of training or experience.
  • Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of archival theory and practice may be substituted for formal training.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current national data content and structure standards related to the archival control of collection materials.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of archival and library management systems.
  • Demonstrated job or school experience with basic preservation and conservation standards for archival and manuscript collections.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability.
  • Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion.

Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments. Librarian ranking information can be found at: http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank.html.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Experience processing literary or historical papers. Experience accessioning manuscript materials.
  • Experience cataloging manuscript materials in MARC format.
  • Experience using ArchivesSpace.
  • Good reading knowledge of at least one modern European language. 

The University and the Library

The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including around 12.8 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Center for Science and Social Science Information, and the Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of approximately five hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to library readers.  For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's web site at www.library.yale.edu.

Salary and Benefits

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

How to Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at http://www.yale.edu/jobsThe STARS req. ID for this position is 37041BR. 

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

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Information Resources Coordinator, The Brattle Group, Cambridge, MA

THE EMPLOYER

The Brattle Group provides consulting and expert testimony in economics, finance, and regulation to corporations, law firms, and governments around the world. We aim for the highest level of client service and quality in our industry.

We are distinguished by our credibility and the clarity of our insights, which arise from the stature of our experts, affiliations with leading international academics and industry specialists, and thoughtful, timely, and transparent work. For the second consecutive year, Brattle has been recognized as one of the top consulting firms to work for, ranking 7th overall - the highest among economic consulting firms - in the 2016 Vault Consulting 50. With a staff of nearly 300, we have offices in Cambridge, MA; New York, NY; San Francisco, CA; Washington, DC; Toronto, ON; London, UK; Madrid, ES; Rome, IT; and Sydney, AU.

THE POSITION

The Brattle Group is seeking a motivated and flexible individual with strong communications skills for an Information Resources Coordinator in our Cambridge, MA office. Our office in Cambridge is conveniently located in Harvard Square near the Harvard Square train stop on the red line.

This position is responsible for supporting the Manager of Information & Library Services and the firm's information resources. The person in this role will be responsible for developing efficient processes in Information & Library Services to allow the Library to deliver timely, reliable and quality research and products to serve the Consulting and Corporate Services staff in their research efforts.

Some of the day-to-day responsibilities of this role include:

  • Responding to consulting staff data and research needs, directing consulting staff to and assisting them with appropriate data resources and research tools;
  • Monitoring the information resources marketplace in order to proactively identify new or replacement products/services to fill knowledge gaps;
  • Managing internal integrated library and knowledge management system to ensure records are accurate and up to date;
  • Managing Information & Library Services SharePoint site content to ensure timeliness and accuracy;
  • Acting as the point person for user set-up and inquiries, and provide training as needed on managed information resources;
  • Monitoring copyright and usage integrity for materials maintained, distributed, purchased, used, and/or posted;
  • Managing invoices and expense receipts to ensure timely billing and handle book purchases, document delivery and interlibrary loan requests;
  • Conducting new hire training on Library resources and services;
  • Providing support to the Consulting staff and Marketing team by performing in-depth business development research (briefing docs, case reviews, etc.);
  • Strategizing improvements to our internal processes in order to improve the collection and dissemination of knowledge across practices and offices.

THE CANDIDATE

The position requires someone who is a quick learner with strong organizational, attention to detail and time management skills, as well as the ability to handle numerous projects and deliverables simultaneously. Other requirements include:

  • A Bachelor's degree and a minimum of four (4) years of experience in a Library/Knowledge Management role or one (1) year of related work experience with a Master's degree in Library and Information Science;
  • Advanced proficiency in online research and legal databases;
  • An excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Experience with SharePoint 2013, or similar collaboration application;
  • Takes pride in working within a high-quality, high-integrity organization;
  • Must be self-motivated, work independently and keep in constant communication with team members and manager;
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to produce error-free work in a fast-pace environment;
  • Maintains strict discretion with confidential matters and exercises appropriate judgment;
  • Ability to manage time efficiently while handling multiple and shifting tasks in a fast-paced environment.

THE PACKAGE

We offer a generous compensation and benefits package, including medical, dental, 401K/profit sharing, life and disability insurance, paid time off, and internal professional development and training programs, designed to reward success at all levels. Details regarding compensation will be based on the candidate's knowledge, skills, and experience.

In order to be considered for this position, you must apply through the Careers section of our website (http://www.brattle.com/Careers/Default.asp) by submitting a cover letter with salary history and resume.

The Brattle Group is an equal opportunity employer: Minority/Female/Veteran/Disabled

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Technology Instructor and Integration Specialist - A 70% Position, Tenacre Country Day School, Wellesley, MA

Tenacre's mission is to nurture and challenge each child every day. Everything we do is designed to enhance this all-important balance over a broad range of homeroom and special subjects, along with other activities. As a school dedicated to the elementary years, Tenacre values not only the importance of teaming with in a department, but also the strong partnership between parents and staff, and the meaningful participation of each child in daily school life. We provide our teachers with numerous professional development opportunities and a collegial atmosphere.

As a community of children and adults, we strive to work hard, to find joy, and to be kind. http://www.tenacrecds.org

Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years recent elementary level experience in this field
  • Knowledge and expertise with technology today at the elementary level
  • Strong interpersonal skills for colleague communication and parent contact
  • Strong written and oral skills
  • Master's preferred

Responsibilities:

  • Teach Technology classes to Grades 1-4
  • Teacher/Staff Training and Presentations
  • Works with and reports to the Director of Instructional Technology
  • Curriculum Development: Design curriculum for technology classes; collaborate with teachers to design units and activities that integrate technology; assist in implementing technology in the classroom including co- teach with teachers as needed; keep teachers abreast of new applications of interest
  • Assist staff, students, committees, presenters with software or minor hardware problems as needed
  • Assist with setup, organization and troubleshooting of audiovisual equipment 
  • Oversee technology subscriptions 

Tenacre welcomes candidates who will add to the diversity of our community and encourages candidates of color to apply.

Please contact:
Ann Sullivan
Professional Development and Mentor Coordinator
Tenacre Country Day School
78 Benvenue Street
Wellesley, MA 02482
(781)-235-2282 X250

Email: ann_sullivan@tenacrecds.org

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Reference Librarian, Suffolk University, Boston, MA

Suffolk University is seeking a reference librarian in the Sawyer Library. The reference librarian will primarily be responsible for the instruction in the use of the library's resources and services. They will assist library users (in person, via phone, or virtual platforms) to access, retrieve, and apply information from a variety of physical and online materials. Additionally, the reference librarian will develop and teach library instruction classes including first-year introductory sessions, course-related instruction, topical workshops, and individual consultation by appointment with students, faculty, and staff. Library instruction involves primarily the effective use of electronic information resources.

The reference librarian will also participate in collection development. The reference librarian will identify, evaluate, and make recommendations for the purchase of printed and online resources. S/he will review the collection and recommends titles for withdrawal. 

The reference librarian will contribute to identifying emerging information technology relevant to the Reference department and the library as a whole. They will contribute to the planning and improvement of the library's online presence. They will create and regularly maintain Web-based library guides and Web pages (including blog entries, Facebook posts, etc.) to inform and instruct users and facilitate access to library resources. 

The reference librarian will help users to trouble-shoot technical issues related to accessing electronic databases both on-and off campus. A certain amount of printer trouble-shooting and maintenance is also required. Support is provided to users at New England School of Art and Design, a Suffolk campus in Madrid, online students, and students attending classes off-site. They will also perform other duties as assigned by Head of Reference.
This is a combined day/evening/Sunday position. The work schedule is Sunday-Thursday, 11:00am - 7:00pm.

For more information and to apply visit: https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=okiX2fwl&s=Simmons

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Cataloging and Metadata Librarian, Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA

Rank: Associate Librarian, Tenure-Track

Department Summary:

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 seeks a dynamic, creative, versatile, and user-oriented professional for the position of Cataloging and Metadata Librarian. The successful candidate will manage the Technical Services unit and provide access to library resources, in support of the University's missions for teaching and learning, research and creative endeavors, and student success and achievement.

Review of applications will begin on May 15, 2016. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to applications received by the begin review date. 

Essential Duties:

  • Provide leadership for the Technical Services unit, which includes cataloging, serials processing, catalog maintenance, and physical processing for all formats and locations.
  • Plan, implement, and evaluate unit operations and workflows.
  • Supervise three library assistants (two full-time and one part-time).
  • Conduct training, and create and maintain documentation for the unit.
  • Provide timely original and complex copy cataloging for library materials in all formats and languages, including print and electronic monographs and serials, rare books and ephemera, media, and digital items.
  • Work with an authority vendor to manage authority control.
  • Collaborate with various colleagues as needed to improve workflows, identify projects, and enhance access to print, video, manuscript, and digital materials.
  • Take an active role in Maxwell Library's future move to a new library management and discovery service.
  • Stay current with cataloging and metadata developments and provide expert advice to the library and campus on providing access to information resources.
  • Act as liaison to one or more academic departments.
  • Actively engage in professional development activities as required for promotion and tenure.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA accredited program.
  • Relevant experience in an academic, large public, or special library, or in a related field.
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated experience in cataloging using national standards such as RDA, AACR2, LCSH, LCC, and Dewey. Experience cataloging using RDA is required.
  • Awareness of current developments and trends in cataloging and metadata with the proven ability to apply such knowledge to local practices.
  • Ability to think strategically, set priorities, research tools and best practices, and manage responsibilities independently.
  • Ability to adapt quickly in a dynamic, evolving library and campus environment.
  • Effective communication, interpersonal, and team building skills.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Commitment to diversity and social justice.
  • Evidence of ability to successfully engage in professional activities and disciplinary scholarship to satisfy promotion and tenure requirements for the Massachusetts State College Association (MSCA) collective bargaining agreement.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Second master's degree. (Required for promotion beyond associate librarian rank.)
  • Three years relevant cataloging and/or metadata experience in an academic or research library.
  • Experience using Ex Libris's Voyager integrated library system.
  • Experience using the OCLC Connexion platform.
  • Experience using Microsoft Access.
  • Knowledge of one or more foreign languages, preferably Spanish, French, Portuguese or Japanese.

Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.

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. 

Posting Number: F00020P

Open Date: 04/15/2016

Open Until Filled: Yes

Apply online at: https://jobs.bridgew.edu/postings/1102.

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Assistant Director, NC LIVE, Raleigh, NC

With a reputation as North Carolina's premier partner for statewide library cooperation and shared digital content, NC LIVE provides 200 public and academic libraries with access to an essential and powerful array of core online resources that support education, enhance economic development, and improve the quality of life for every North Carolinian.

NC LIVE delivers shared access to a diverse digital collection that includes full-text article databases, ebooks and audio books, streaming video, demographic and business data, as well as reference materials, language learning tools, and more. In addition, the staff provides authentication, discovery, and support services to member libraries in order to maximize use and return on investment in digital content.
Since its founding in 1997 by representatives of its four Communities of Interest (the community college system, the independent colleges and universities, the public libraries and State Library, and the state university system), NC LIVE has enjoyed a track record of success using entrepreneurial and innovative approaches that build on its collaborative infrastructure. The organization acts as a conduit for partnership as its Executive Director engages member libraries, state agencies, and other groups with shared values and goals. Among others, this cooperation has resulted in cutting-edge projects, such as the "Home Grown eBook Collection," the Shared eAudio Library, AskBLINC, and NC ECHO, a unified search tool that indexes many of the state's digital heritage collections.

NC LIVE has an operating budget of more than $4.3 million and is funded through recurring state appropriations, with solid annual support from the independent colleges and universities. The consortium's offices are headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina at its host institution, North Carolina State University Libraries, well renowned for its achievements in advancing library technologies and spaces.

Essential Job Duties

NC LIVE is seeking to fill the position of Assistant Director during what will be an exciting phase in the development of the organization. The Assistant Director will be responsible for leading the delivery of programs and services that amplify the impact North Carolina libraries have on their communities. The Assistant Director will work with member libraries to assess, advise, and measure the success of new initiatives designed to increase resource usage; more tightly integrate various e-collections; improve the discovery experience for patrons; and better utilize technologies to maximize efficiency. This person will also co-lead one or more Advisory Committees.

Duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Delivering NC LIVE programs and services to member libraries.
  • Monitoring and reporting on program success metrics.
  • Leading implementation of vendor solutions.
  • Supervising the Help Desk team, which supports member libraries in using NCLIVE services.
  • Co-leading one or more Advisory Committees with Communities of Interest (COI) chair.
  • Helping to prepare updates for Committee and Board meetings.
  • Representing NC LIVE in the absence of the Executive Director

Minimum Education/Experience

ALA-accredited MLS, MIS, or equivalent advanced degree.

Departmental Required Skills

  • Significant experience working in or on behalf of libraries.
  • Demonstrated leadership potential with the ability to contribute to the strategic decision-making process.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging trends at library consortia.
  • Experience providing exceptional service to a diverse clientele.
  • Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively both as a team member and independently and to promote teamwork among colleagues.
  • Capacity to thrive in an exciting, ambiguous, future-oriented environment and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Able to communicate clearly and succinctly both verbally and in written reports/presentations.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

  • Supervisory experience.
  • Experience working at a library membership organization.
  • Experience working in or for multiple types of libraries (e.g. academic, community college, public, K-12).

View full description and apply online.

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Georgia Library Association Student Scholarships

The Georgia Library Association awards two scholarships annually to students pursuing a master's degree in library science. The Hubbard Scholarship, a $3,000 award, is intended to recruit excellent candidates for librarianship in Georgia and defray some of the costs of their education. The Beard Scholarship, in the amount of $1,500, is targeted for applicants of excellence who show strong potential for leadership in the library profession. Recipients of both awards must agree to work for at least one year in Georgia following graduation. Applicants need not be residents of Georgia to apply.

The deadline to apply for the 2016 scholarships is May 21.

See the Georgia Library Association website for details:

gla.georgialibraries.org/scholarship.htm

Questions and application materials may be directed to:

Linh Uong

GLA Scholarship Committee Vice-chair
c/o Northeast Georgia Regional Library
P.O. Box 2020
Clarkesville, GA 30523

glascholarship2016@gmail.com

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Instructional Outreach Librarian, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY

Binghamton University Libraries is currently accepting applications for Instructional Outreach Librarian.  As part of the Research and Instructional Services Team, the Instructional Outreach Librarian serves as liaison and conducts instruction for non-discipline specific courses and offices. Duties include conducting assessment for the general instruction program, monitoring and keep records of instruction-related statistics for reporting and assessment, creating and delivering instructional workshops, tools, and resources; and providing in-person and virtual reference services.  

ALA-accredited MLS degree, library instruction experience in an academic setting, and library assessment experience required.  This is a tenure-track faculty position. Binghamton University is part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system and is located in upstate New York. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits, including TIAA/CREF.

Review of applications will begin on May 16, 2016 and continue until filled. 
For full qualifications, application instructions, and additional information, visit at http://binghamton.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=70620 .  Binghamton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Visual Resources Librarian for Islamic Architecture, MIT Libraries, Cambridge, MA

The MIT Libraries seek a knowledgeable professional with image metadata expertise to join the Aga Khan Documentation Center (AKDC). The Center supports the teaching of, and research on, the history and theory of architecture, urbanism, environmental and landscape design, visual culture, and conservation, as well as the practice of architecture, in Muslim societies, with particular focus on research and teaching activities of the Aga Khan Program in Islamic Architecture. The Visual Resources Librarian has responsibility for managing and ensuring access to the Center's materials and collections and will play an important role in supporting digital scholarship at MIT.

Reporting to the Program Head, the Visual Resources Librarian participates in building and developing the AKDC collections by identifying, evaluating, and processing images, digital resources, historic photographs, textual sources, and ephemera. To ensure digital access to all AKDC materials, the Librarian creates item- and collection-level cataloging and indexing for visual materials in all formats and assists in the development and implementation of appropriate and forward-looking image metadata schemes. S/he acquires and manages copyright permissions as appropriate. Supporting the Center's responsibility for the curation of the intellectual and content core of Archnet, the Visual Resources Librarian works with the Archnet Content Manager to ensure that metadata and materials are entered into the database correctly and promoted to the site.

Advancing the Center's ability to support teaching and research, the Librarian provides teaching images in appropriate formats and other visual resources for classroom lectures and course websites. S/he assists in the preparation of online research guides, reference tools, and finding aids for Islamic architecture. And, s/he works with other MIT Libraries groups supporting interdisciplinary and digital scholarship.

The Librarian coordinates and prioritizes production of various digital products (scanning, uploading, and cataloging) and tracks workflows and timely service to users. Special projects for access to and dissemination of Islamic visual culture will be developed through collaborations with other stakeholders.

The Librarian collaborates with diverse MIT colleagues, AKPIA Documentation Center at Harvard, and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture. Participation on committees and in system-wide initiatives to enhance the quality and impact of library services is a responsibility of all MIT library professionals. Additionally, the Visual Resources Librarian will be expected to engage professionally with fellow professionals through research, writing, presentations and/or professional service activities and to keep current with and develop knowledge of emerging technologies and trends in the community.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS for the position include:

  • MLS/MLIS or an advanced degree (Master's level or higher) in the history of art and architecture related to the study of the Middle East, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Familiarity with architectural description, as well as editing and/or curatorial experience.
  • Expertise in image metadata standards and online data creation tools, including XML, HTML, MARC, Dublin Core, VRA Core, and general open source software.
  • Experience with digital image file management with tools such as FileMaker, Excel, Photoshop, and Archivist Toolkit/Archives Space, and ability to work with image databases.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills including demonstrated ability in working successfully within a diverse community.
  • Strong organizational skills with proven ability to manage projects and competing priorities, to adapt to change, and to work successfully in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with ability to be flexible, collaborative, and to work across organizational boundaries.

Preferred

  • Advanced degree (Master's or higher) in the history of art and architecture related to the study of the Middle East. Visual Resources Librarian for Islamic Architecture Data and Specialized Services
  • Reading knowledge of at least one Middle Eastern language (Arabic, Farsi, Turkish).
  • Working knowledge of one or more western European languages.
  • Knowledge of the contemporary field of Islamic art and architecture historical study and its constituents.
  • Knowledge of other archival collections projects related to visual culture and history of the Middle East.
  • Experience participating in an academic/professional community via a virtual platform.
  • Two or more years of related professional library experience.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: $55,000 is minimum entry-level salary. Actual salary and appointment classification (Librarian I or II, or other) will depend on qualifications and experience. MIT offers excellent benefits including a choice of health and retirement plans, a dental plan, tuition assistance and a relocation allowance. The MIT Libraries afford a flexible and collegial working environment and foster professional growth of staff with management training and travel funding for professional meetings.

Apply online at: http://hrweb.mit.edu/staffing/. Applications must include cover letter and resume. Priority will be given to applications received by May 16, 2016; position open until filled. MIT is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community and particularly encourages applications from qualified women and minority candidates.

The MIT Libraries support the Institute's programs of research and study with holdings of more than 2.9 million print volumes and 3.1 million special format items, and terabytes of MIT-owned digital content. In addition, rare special collections, Institute records, historical documents, and papers of noted faculty are held in the Institute Archives and Special Collections. Library resources and services are accessible to students and researchers through the Libraries' website (http://libraries.mit.edu/), and library spaces are widely available for both collaborative work and quiet study. Library resources are supplemented by innovative services for bioinformatics, GIS, metadata, social science and other research data. Through a culture that encourages innovation and collaboration, the MIT Libraries are redefining the role of the 21st century library - making collections more accessible than ever before, and shaping the future of scholarly research. Library staff, at all levels, contribute to this spirit of innovation and to the mission of promoting learning, discovery and the advancement of knowledge at MIT and beyond.

The Libraries maintain memberships and affiliations in ArchivesSpace, arXiv, Association of Research Libraries, the BorrowDirect, DDI Alliance, DuraSpace, HathiTrust, CLIR/Digital Library Federation, Coalition of Networked Information, Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions, EDUCAUSE, National Digital Stewardship Alliance, NISO, North East Research Libraries, OCLC Research Library Partnership, ORCID, and TRAIL. The Libraries utilize Ex Libris' Aleph for its integrated library system and have recently deployed EBSCO's Discovery Service. DSpace@MIT, a digital repository developed over the past ten years by the MIT Libraries, serves to capture, preserve and communicate the intellectual output of MIT's faculty and research community. Other MIT repositories include: Dome, a second DSpace instance, providing access to a sizable image collection and other digital collections owned by the MIT Libraries; the MIT Geodata Repository for a diverse collection of GIS Data; and MIT's DataVerse for licensed social science datasets. 

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Library Assistant/Adult Services, Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge, MA

The work week is 15 hours. Initial schedule is Thursdays, 5:00PM to 9:00PM, Fridays, 10:00AM to 5:00PM, and Saturdays, 12:00PM to 5:00PM. Hours are assigned and may be changed to meet the needs of the Department and the Library. 

QUALIFICATIONS:    

High school diploma or high school equivalency required.  A bachelor's degree or coursework beyond high High school diploma or high school equivalency required.  A bachelor's degree or coursework beyond high school is desirable.  Requires sufficient experience in prior employment to indicate an ability to successfully perform the duties of the job. 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Basic knowledge of library techniques, tools, concepts, and resources
  •  Comfortable with computers and technology, including knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and the internet; Comfortable with or willing to learn use of tablets and e-readers
  • Exceptional customer services skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to follow oral and/or written instructions quickly and thoroughly
  • Ability to communicate effectively, patiently and courteously with supervisor, library staff, and the public
  • Genuine interest in helping library patrons and providing excellent service
  • Punctuality and dependability
  • Resourcefulness   Tact   Patience   Initiative   Enthusiasm   Maturity  
  • Ability to handle multiple activities or interruptions at once
  • Flexibility generally as well as in emergency staffing situations
  • Ability to work with enthusiasm and initiative, a cheerful disposition, and a willingness to work positively, effectively and harmoniously with others within a team model, assisting and supporting coworkers
  • Good knowledge of popular adult materials

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment including office equipment such as computers, tablets, printers, AV equipment and e-readers. Ability to sit and use computer workstation, including keyboard and visual display terminal, for extended periods of time.  Strength to push or pull a loaded book cart which can weigh in excess of 100 pounds on level floor and up ramp, to lift or maneuver onto cart loads of up to 50 pounds, and to carry cartons of books or other materials or equipment.  Must be able to pay close attention to details and concentrate on work.  Time management ability to set priorities in order to meet assignment deadlines.  Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities which permits the employee to communicate effectively.  Sufficient vision or other powers of observation which permits the employee to read books and patron requests, as well as to see what patrons are doing when they are at some distance from the workstation.  Sufficient manual dexterity which permits the employee to conduct data entry, open boxes and DVDs, cover books.  Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes which permits the employee to re-shelve library materials and work at public service desks

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:   Works in assigned area, including branches as needed. Work is performed primarily in an indoor setting at the Main Library. Normal office exposure to noise, stress and interruptions. Attends and participates in continuing educational programs designed to keep abreast of changes.           

DUTIES:

Using basic library techniques and skills under the general supervision of the professional staff, provides exceptional service at the Q&A desk and Information Commons, shelves and assists in the provision of quality public service.

  • Delivers exceptional and engaging customer service to the public
  • Under supervision of the Manager of Adult Services, provides reference/ readers' advisory service to the public in person, on the telephone, and by electronic means:
    • Assists patrons in the use of library resources; explains print and online sources
    • Assists patrons in the use of library computers and other library resources such as e-book readers and downloadable content
    • Assists patrons with placing holds and inter-library loan requests
    • Participate in merchandizing the collection; shelves materials and shelf-reads as needed
  • Maintains the orderly function of the Information Commons, including communicating with the Manager of Adult Services and IT staff, enforcing the computer use policy, and basic computer troubleshooting
  • Maintains work area in an orderly manner
  • Works in other public service areas as needed
  • Performs other tasks as assigned by the Manager of Adult Services for the good of the department and the library

SALARY:            $21.33 to $22.9677 per hour in five steps

DEADLINE:           May 3, 2016 

APPLY TO:              

City of Cambridge

Personnel Department, Room 309

795 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02139

Please send 2 copies each of cover letter & resume

Fax: 617-349-4312

employment@cambridgema.gov

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Research Fellow, The Education Alliance, Natick, MA

The Education Alliance, a leading, full service higher education consulting firm, welcomes nominations and applications for the position of Research Fellow.

ABOUT THE ALLIANCE

The Education Alliance is globally recognized in the field of higher education for its work in academic planning, organizational development, administrative restructuring, strategic alliances, new academic program development, market research and repositioning, licensure and accreditation. The Alliance provides its clients with highly customized, total solutions to achieve their institutional goals and objectives. Our clients include research universities, private and state colleges, community and technical colleges, proprietary institutions, public higher education systems and international education organizations. Alliance opinion and op-ed pieces appear in numerous professional journals. Feature stories written by Alliance executives appear in such prestigious publications as Johns Hopkins University Press, The Chronicle of Higher Education, AGB Trusteeship, CASE Currents, University Business, Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, London Guardian, London Times, Washington Post, and Boston Globe. For further information, please see: www.edalliance.com

QUALIFICATIONS

The successful candidate for this position will have a Masters degree; and preferably be enrolled in a doctoral program in education. The position requires quantitative and qualitative research experience, with excellent writing skills and a broad understanding of higher education issues, market trends and policy implications. This Research Fellow position requires a person with strong Internet research skills, familiarity with higher education databases, demonstrated critical thinking and problem solving skills. The successful candidate will have experience in designing quantitative and qualitative instruments and be responsible for analyzing data and preparing interpretive reports. As a major part of assigned work, the Research Fellow must be willing and able to perform the following administrative support responsibilities: engage and converse with clients in both formal and informal settings; be experienced in the use of various office software applications; participate in professional development opportunities; attend networking functions; prepare promotional literature; perform other office tasks as assigned.

SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE PROFILE

The Alliance seeks a Research Fellow candidate who is a team player; understands and demonstrates high standards for quality work product and customer service; focuses on practical solutions; who can work effectively in a very fluid, fast paced work environment; who views competing work priorities as a positive challenge; who can take and follow directions while balancing a wide span of priorities; and willing to work for the benefit of the firm. Further, and importantly, the Alliance seeks a candidate who is familiar with higher education issues; has demonstrated quantitative research skills; a commitment to learning new skills; a strong work ethic; a willingness to take risks; and has a high standard of professional ethics and integrity. Most importantly, the successful candidate will demonstrate their genuine commitment to thoroughness, total client service and a willingness to roll up their sleeves and do whatever it takes to get the job done right.

The successful candidate will be flexible and work 4 days per week. Compensation for the Fellowship is competitive and based on experience.

Consideration for candidacy will require a current vitae, a letter of application and/or nomination that speaks to the successful candidate profile outlined herein and the names and contact information for three references (references will only be contacted with the applicant's knowledge). Materials should be sent via e-mail only to Dr. James E. Samels at jsamels@edalliance.com. The position will remain open until filled. Review of applications will begin April 26th. The start date for this position will be on or before June 1, 2016.

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Records Management Assistant, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Brandeis University seeks a Records Assistant to support the operations and growth of the University Records Management (URM) program.  The Records Assistant coordinates with Brandeis community clients and external vendors, performs research toward the establishment of appropriate records retention policy, and assists in developing electronic records solutions.

Examples of Key Responsibilities:

Coordinates document scanning, onsite and offsite storage and retrieval, and destruction services for physical records, interacting with URM's internal customers and external vendors. Maintains efficient statistics and budget information for these services.

Performs regulatory research in the establishment and maintenance of the Brandeis records retention policy. Works directly with functional offices to ensure that record policy is current and that their record-related needs are fulfilled. Working closely with the Program Director for University Records Management, develops electronic forms management assessments and solutions to replace paper-based workflows.

Supports URM outreach efforts, making URM services visible to the Brandeis population while raising awareness of University recordkeeping responsibilities. Supports internal records audit activities and the reporting of audit results. As part of a team, supports electronic record and document management system acquisition, enhancement, and operations.

Qualifications:

BA/BS in business administration, policy, law, information management, or related discipline. Familiarity with records retention schedules and regulatory research.

Must be able to lift boxes of up to 50 lbs.

Awareness of standard information technology components, trends, and issues. Detail-oriented approach, strong written and verbal communication skills, proficiency with standard desktop operating systems and web interfaces.

Preferred: experience working in a mid- to large-size institution; graduate-level coursework in records management, business  administration, law, information security, or information management.

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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Instruction & Electronic Access Librarian, Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS

Rank: Librarian, 12-month non-tenure track position.

Anticipated Start Date: July 5, 2016

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Forsyth Library at Fort Hays State University seeks an Instruction & Electronic Access Librarian to provide information literacy instruction and research assistance to a diverse community of students, faculty and staff.  The Instruction & Electronic Access Librarian will also play a critical role in ensuring users have consistent, reliable and effective access to the broad range of e-resources provided through Forsyth Library. Other duties include working with database providers, vendors, and publishers to enable access, resolving problems, managing technical changes, and responding to end-users' issues with electronic resources. This librarian reports to the Coordinator for Teaching and Research and to the Electronic Resources Librarian. 

Required Qualifications:

  • American Library Association-accredited Master's degree (e.g., MLS, MLIS, MA, MIS)
  • Demonstrated ability to support users in library research, as evidenced by coursework or prior work experience.
  • Demonstrated understanding of information literacy concepts and standards, as evidenced by coursework or prior work experience.
  • Familiarity with e-resources and/or library systems, specifically in an academic library.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Strong analytical and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment with diverse groups of people, including both technical and non-technical staff.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience providing library instruction and research assistance to users through a variety of mediums.
  • Experience supporting users with a wide range of library research resources.
  • Experience using Springshare products including LibGuides, LibAnswers, and LibAnalytics.
  • Knowledge of and experience working directly with e-resources and/or library systems, specifically in an academic library.
  • Experience using technical service components of an integrated library system, particularly ExLibris/Primo products. 

Application Procedures: 

Review of applications will begin on May 23, 2016 and continue until position is filled. Preference will be given to applications received by May 23.  Required documents include:

  1. A letter of interest addressing required and preferred qualifications and experience.
  2. A resume.
  3. Unofficial graduate transcript(s).  Official copies will be required if hired.
  4. Contact information for three current references, including names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses 

Submit all application materials electronically to:

MaryAlice Wade, MS, MLS

Coordinator, Teaching & Research

Chair: Instruction & Electronic Access Librarian Search Committee

Forsyth Library

Fort Hays State University

mawade2@fhsu.edu 

Complete position description is available at: http://www.fhsu.edu/humanresourceoffice/Positions/

Notice of Non-discrimination - Fort Hays State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, national origin, color, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or veteran status.

Background Check: Final candidate will have consented to and successfully completed a criminal background check. 

Lynn Haggard

Virtual Services Librarian

Forsyth Library

785-628-5566

Email:  jfhaggard@fhsu.edu

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Senior Assistant Librarian, Walter W. Stiern Library, Bakersfield, CA

Type: 12-month, Tenure-Track

Rank: Senior Assistant Librarian

Available: August 2016

Location: Walter W. Stiern Library

Contact: Eileen Montoya, Administrative Support Coordinator II Search and Screening Committee California State University, Bakersfield Walter W. Stiern Library 9001 Stockdale Highway, 60 LIB Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022 Phone: (661) 654-3042 Email: emontoya@csub.edu

Description: California State University, Bakersfield seeks an enterprising librarian for a Library Instruction Coordinator. This position will include instruction, reference, collection development, and other duties as assigned. The successful candidate will make significant professional contributions to the Walter W. Stiern Library, a teaching-learning facility fully integrated with technology to support the overall mission of the University. The library, with 150,000 square feet on five levels, opened in 1994, and contains more than half a million physical and wide-ranging digital resources. The library is a major campus technology center that is actively involved in student learning and is a hub for public and campus engagement.

Responsibilities: Reporting directly to the Dean of the Library, the Library Instruction Coordinator will lead and facilitate information competency initiatives for the library including librarian-taught credit courses and orientations, and help develop librarian expertise in library instruction. The successful candidate will partner with librarian subject liaisons to work with faculty, encouraging the integration of information literacy within courses and the curriculum. This individual will engage with the campus community to embed information literacy in General Education courses. This person will work with all librarian coordinators, especially the Collection Development Coordinator, to design and assess instructional programs based on student needs, the curriculum, and library resource use analysis. The Library Instruction Coordinator will also serve as the subject liaison to the Departments of Education and possibly other departments in the humanities and/or the social sciences. The Library Instruction Coordinator will also take part in library reference services, teaching, collection development, liaison responsibilities, and other duties as assigned. Librarians are members of the faculty and are expected to engage in scholarly research and service as a requirement for retention, promotion, and tenure. Work schedules will include day, evening, and weekend hours depending upon institutional needs.

Required Qualifications:

  • Masters in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited program.
  • Experience in library literacy instruction.
  • Familiarity with instructional technologies.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with and enjoy assisting faculty, students, colleagues, and community members in a diverse, multicultural setting.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to work on multiple projects.
  • Personal initiative.
  • Innovative and collaborative; able to work well in a team oriented environment.
  • Ability to meet the requirements of retention, promotion, and tenure.
  • Commitment to professional development.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Academic Library experience.
  • Academic information literacy instruction experience.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with both in-person and online course pedagogy and delivery.
  • Skills delineated in the current and proposed ACRL Standards for Proficiencies for Instructional Librarians and Coordinators.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with library instruction assessment.
  • Proven track record of quality teaching.
  • Record of academic achievement

Background Check: A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

Mandated Reporter: The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Application Process: All application materials including reference letters must be received by the Search Committee by 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time), Monday, May 16, 2016. To apply you will be uploading your letter of application, curriculum vitae, and unofficial transcript(s) for all graduate work to a designated account. Please send an email to emontoya@csub.edu to request login information. Additionally, you will be required to have three recent letters of reference sent to emontoya@csub.edu. Letters must be emailed from the individual providing the reference. Letters sent by mail should be sent to the address listed under contact. Prior to hiring, official transcripts will be required. California State University, Bakersfield is committed to Equal Opportunity. Applicants will be considered without regard to gender, race, age, color, religion, national origin, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or covered veterans' status.

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Library Asst./Children's Programs Asst, Montague Public Libraries, Montague, MA

Children's Programs Asst.
Runs Wed. a.m. story hours, other programs, and general library duties. 

Millers Falls Branch Library Asst.
Circulation duties, Tues. and Thurs. 2 - 8

Library and computer experience preferred
Both positions are 12 hours/week.  

Resumes & reference names by 4/22 to librarydir@montague-ma.gov or 201 Ave. A, Turners Falls, 01376
More info at montaguepubliclibraries.org 

Linda Hickman
Library Director
Montague Public Libraries
librarydir@montague-ma.gov
413 863-3214

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Assistant Director for Research and Access, Springfield College, Springfield, MA

Position Description: 

Springfield College invites applications for the position of Assistant Director for Research and Access for the Department of Library Services. This position is responsible for the management of all aspects of the Public Services Department including the design and implementation of strategic and operational initiatives; supervision of both professional and paraprofessional staff; promoting curriculum-based research and information services to all students including undergraduate, graduate and those located at the College's regional campuses; and participating with faculty and library colleagues to determine appropriate collection development strategies. In addition, the Assistant Director monitors digital information and instructional technology trends and applies best practices in collaboration with members of the Library Leadership Team. Supports the Library Director for overall library operations and functions in the role of Director in the Director's absence.

Position Qualifications:

Qualifications include: Master's degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution and a minimum of three years experience in reference or related service. Strong organizational, time management, project management skills, ability to synthesize information and make decisions is required as well as knowledge of reference, instructional technology, computers, and integrated library systems. Excellent oral, video and written communication skills are essential in order to effectively work with members of the campus community. Experience supervising and managing staff is preferred. The selected candidate must pass a background check including references and education. To apply, send a letter of application, resume and the names and contact information of three professional references all in one document attached and directed to: Office of Human Resources, hroffice@springfieldcollege.edu.

This position is full time at the Babson Library in Springfield, MA.

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Integrated Social Sciences Librarian, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

THE LIBRARIES 

Serving three campuses, the University of Washington Libraries is one of the largest and most innovative libraries in North America with collections exceeding 8 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.

REFERENCE & RESEARCH SERVICES

The Integrated Social Sciences Librarian reports to the Instructional Design & Outreach Services Librarian and is part of the Libraries' Reference and Research Services Division. The Division provides virtual and on-site information and reference services in the humanities, social sciences, many of the sciences, and international studies. Educational Outreach, Information Services, Suzzallo Reference, Government Publications, Maps, Media, the Microforms and Newspaper collection, Data Services, and the Research Commons comprise the Division. Librarians provide consultation, reference, and instruction services for their academic departments.

THE POSITION

The University of Washington Libraries seeks an enthusiastic librarian committed to providing a range of services to the online Integrated Social Sciences undergraduate degree and other degree completion programs administered by UW Professional and Continuing Education. The librarian provides assistance to program-specific students, staff, and faculty using a range of educational techniques and technologies, and ensures that they are provided with quality reference and research assistance, instruction, and other appropriate services and support as described in the UW Libraries' Subject Librarian Position Description Framework. The librarian is an active member of the Libraries Teaching and Learning Group, and works closely with members of the Libraries' Educational Outreach Team to develop services and tools for hybrid and online instructional efforts.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  • Provides consultation and instruction services to students enrolled in UW's online undergraduate degree in Integrated Social Sciences in collaboration with the Social Sciences subject librarians.
  • Collaborates with ISS faculty in the creation of research assignments
  • Creates and maintains diverse learning objects to support instruction and research, including research and course guides (using Libguides), video tutorials, and university courseware.
  • Collaborates with the Instructional Design & Outreach Services Librarian in developing and promoting tools and services for in-person, hybrid, and online information literacy instruction.
  • Participates in staffing the Libraries' virtual reference and information service.
  • Participates with colleagues in training, and supporting Libraries staff who provide outreach services to students and staff involved in fee-based degree programs. 

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  • Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree.
  • Experience in planning and/or providing information literacy instruction.
  • Experience or strong interest in using online learning tools and technologies.
  • Evidence of ability to work independently and with others in a demanding and rapidly changing environment where consultation, collaboration, and cooperation are essential.
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills; evidence of strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Evidence of initiative and resourcefulness in past professional or academic activities.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace.

Preferred

  • One to three years of experience working in public services in an academic library.
  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in a social sciences area.
  • Demonstrated experience planning and providing information literacy instruction in a course management system or other online environment.
  • Evidence of engagement with current and emerging educational technology trends, particularly as they contribute to meeting the needs of researchers in the social sciences.
  • Demonstrated experience working creatively, collaboratively, and effectively with colleagues, faculty and students.
  • Experience with Libraries assessment projects and initiatives.

SALARY

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

RANK

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

BENEFITS

Librarians are academic personnel and participate in the University of Washington Retirement Plan on a matching basis. Vacation is accrued at the rate of 24 working days per year; sick leave at the rate of 12 working days per year. No state or local income tax.

APPLICATION PROCESS

To apply for this position, please submit the following information to libhr@uw.edu:

  • Cover letter (addressed to Laura Lillard, Assistant Director, Libraries Academic Human Resources)
  • 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" 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, Wednesday, May 11, 2016.

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

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

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

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

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Collections and Budget Coordinator, University of Washington Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

THE LIBRARIES 

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

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON TACOMA

The UW Tacoma Library is located on one of three campuses served by the University of Washington Libraries. The UW Tacoma Library is dedicated to creating community by engaging with student learning and connecting researchers to resources that foster discovery. This position will join the UW Tacoma Library as it embarks on a new strategic plan and will be involved with new and developing initiatives. For more information, consult the UW Tacoma Library web site: http://www.tacoma.washington.edu/library/.

UW Tacoma is an Urban-Serving University actively engaged in the educational, cultural, and economic development of the South Puget Sound. Located in award-winning, renovated historic buildings in Tacoma's urban core, UW Tacoma serves a diverse population of South Puget Sound students. UW Tacoma's commitment to diversity is central to maintaining an atmosphere where students, staff, and faculty find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal, and professional growth and collaboration.


THE POSITION

Under the general direction of the Director, UW Tacoma Library, the Collections and Budget Coordinator provides oversight of collection management at the University of Washington Tacoma. The Collections and Budget Coordinator serves as the UW Tacoma Library representative on matters of collection development policy and procedures within the University Libraries. This includes leading library liaisons in developing collection development processes, spending plans, the development of budget estimates for new academic degrees and programs, and documentation for accreditation processes. 

The Collections and Budget Coordinator develops, implements, coordinates, and monitors all budget operations for the Library.  Provides accurate and timely information to the Director, administrative assistant, librarians, and library staff, regarding unit, department, and University budget information and procedures.

Responsibilities include contributing to the development of innovative approaches to research assistance and instruction, tailored to user populations. The Collections and Budget Coordinator will also be responsible for the delivery of services in an organization committed to electronic resources and access, in addition to the full range of public services and assessment in an academic library.


SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  • Coordinate with subject librarians for UW Tacoma Library collection development.
  • Manage the UW Tacoma Library Collections Fund group.
  • Represent the UW Tacoma Library in tri-campus collections committees and discussions.
  • Provide budget support for the UW Tacoma Library.
  • Build and develop yearly and biennial budgets for the Library and provides strategic budget analysis.
  • Perform monthly reviews of all expenditures compliance with University policies and procedures.
  • Serve as a subject liaison, providing reference and instruction services.

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.
  • Excellent knowledge of current issues and opportunities in collections management and understanding of current trends and changes in scholarly publishing.
  • Experience developing and managing library collections.
  • Familiarity with assessment and evaluation methods for library collections.
  • Documented experience in effectively and responsibly managing budgets.
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a collaborative environment; excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • High level of energy, creativity, and affinity for productive ambiguity; ability to foster collaborative relationships within and across administrative lines. 

Preferred

  • At least two years of academic library experience.
  • Experience with reference and instruction.
  • Record of research, publication, or professional contributions.

SALARY

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

RANK

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

BENEFITS

Librarians are academic personnel and participate in the University of Washington Retirement Plan on a matching basis. Vacation is accrued at the rate of 24 working days per year; sick leave at the rate of 12 working days per year. No state or local income tax.

APPLICATION PROCESS

To apply for this position, please submit the following information to libhr@uw.edu:

  • Cover letter (addressed to Laura Lillard, Assistant Director, Libraries Academic Human Resources)
  • 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" 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, Monday, May 16, 2016.

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

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

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

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

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Summer STEAM Consultant, Sociedad Latina, Roxbury, MA

Sociedad Latina, a non-profit organization serving youth and their families in the Mission Hill neighborhood and the Greater Boston Area, is looking for a creative, organized professional with a background in one or more STEAM disciplines: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. Consultants will lead hands-on, interactive projects with students and help relate STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) concepts to real world applications.

The expected schedule is Monday- Thursday 1-3pm

Responsibilities:

  • Implement STEAM curriculum to group of middle school students.
  • Create positive program culture through Sociedad Latina's youth development model
  • Support students in the creation and presentation of final projects
  • Identify opportunities for STEAM Teams to explore real world applications of projects
  • Attend all team meetings to review student project progress, adapt curriculum, and plan for upcoming STEAM Team activities.
  • Maintain record of all supplies and materials needed for programming

Experience:

  • Involvement with Youth Development programming in an afterschool or summer setting
  • Previous experience in developing and implementing programs for ages 11-14
  • Creation of project based learning experiences

Qualifications Include:

  • A commitment to and experience working with youth
  • Interpersonal and cultural sensitivity
  • Understanding and familiarity of Latino culture
  • Demonstrate strong skill sets within STEAM disciplines
  • Good communication and written skills
  • Strong project planning skills and ability to handle multiple tasks
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred
  • Comfort/willingness in working with youth ages 11-14 yrs old.
  • Applicant must have excellent management, interpersonal, and computer skills.

How to Apply:
Send cover letter and resume to:
Sociedad Latina
Attention: Jenna Nackel
1530 Tremont Street
Roxbury MA 02120

Or email to jnackel@sociedadlatina.org
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

Sociedad Latina is an Affirmative Action/EOE Employer

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Library Technician, Concord Public Library, Concord, NH

DEPARTMENT:  Library

TYPE OF EMPLOYMENT:  Permanent Full Time, 37.5 Hours Weekly

TYPICAL SALARY RANGE:  $17.06 - $24.66 Hourly DOQ, with a competitive flexible benefits package.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: 

CLOSING DATE:  4/29/16

Instructions for Applying:  A City Application is required.  An application may be completed online and submitted electronically by visiting the City of Concord web site at www.concordnh.gov.  

For more information on applying, call (603) 225-8535 (voice) or TTY at 800-735-2964 or 7-1-1.

"An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/DP/V"

JOB SUMMARY:

Provide Library services in both the adult and children's departments, assist the public in locating information, interpreting the collection, programming, and providing reader's advisory services.

Examples of Duties:
(All responsibilities may not be performed by all incumbents.)

  • Provides reference and reader's advisory services for patrons; assists in the location of sources and the selection of materials; assembles collections of books for teachers; instructs patrons in the use of online catalog.
  • Oversees the development and maintenance of areas of the collection as assigned; uses standard selection tools and guidelines as outlined in the Selection Policy to order new material with budgeted funds; removes worn or unused books from the collection.
  • Performs circulation functions; checks out materials; registers new library patrons and renews expired registrations; collects and records payment of fines; places requested items on reserve; explains library policies and procedures; registers and logs in children for use of the Computer Center; records statistics for periodic tallies; sorts returned materials for shelving by pages; balances monies collected; aids patrons in the use of self-check machine.
  • Participates in program planning and production; prepares and presents Storytime; assists in planning Summer Reading Program events.
  • Creates bibliographies on specific subjects.
  • Classifies new children's materials.
  • Supervises pages in the absence of other supervisor.
  • Ensures that the library is maintained in an orderly manner; monitors facilities maintenance and repair.
  • Oversees the acquisition and display of private collections in display cabinets.
  • Researches books, songs, and finger plays for children's programming.
  • Provides staff coverage at branch library.
  • Selects visual formats for the branch rotating collection.
  • Processes intra-branch and interlibrary loan requests.
  • Develops displays to promote library services.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree or equivalent from a four-year college or university in Library Sciences or other related field; and, one year of related experience; or, any combination of education, training and experience which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required for the job.

Licenses and Certifications: None.

View full description and apply online.

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Call for Chapter Proposals: Trigger Warnings: History, Theory, Context

Editor: Emily J.M. Knox, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Deadline for ProposalsJune 3, 2016 (Deadline extended)

Notification of Acceptance: June 17, 2016

Deadline for Chapter Submissions: August 22, 2016

Chapter Review Results: September 14, 2016

Deadline for Chapter Revisions: November 14, 2016

Publication Date: Spring 2017

Description: For the past few years, there has been a sustained discussion of the appropriateness of trigger warnings in academia.  Trigger warnings and their related phenomena, content warnings, originally appeared on online sites such as Tumblr and were intended to alert readers that posts might "trigger" strong responses in those who had previously experienced trauma.  Over time this convention moved from online to offline when professors at institutions of higher education began reporting that students were requesting trigger warnings before engaging with certain types of material in courses. Since this shift, there have been many essays and blog posts from academics and students on both sides of the debate over the appropriateness of trigger warnings in higher education.  It is not coincidental that this debate comes at a time when many academics feel that their positions are threatened by the liberalization of the higher education and the rise of the "student customer" (McMillan-Cottom, 2014).   

These essays and blog posts on trigger warnings tend to be anecdotal and opinion-oriented and often focus on why a particular instructor has or has not decided to use trigger warnings in their courses. There have also been a few longer pieces in the popular and trade media on trigger warnings including articles in The Atlantic and The New Republic as well as several pieces in The Chronicle of Higher Education.  The National Coalition Against Censorship completed a report published in December of 2015 which surveyed 808 academics on the state of trigger warnings at their respective institutions.  The issue is one that promises to be on the table for some time. In fact,The Chronicle chose to highlight trigger warnings in their annual "Trends Report" in March 2016 with essays for and against their use.

Trigger Warnings is intended to provide both historical context and theoretical analysis to the use of trigger and content warnings in academia. It will explore the issue using several scholarly lenses as well as provide examples of when trigger warnings are used effectively and when they are not.  It is hoped that the book will provide rigorous analysis of the controversy.

Outline:

Part 1 - History and Theory

Possible chapter topics for part 1 include:

  • History of Trigger Warnings
  • Performative Speech
  • The Ethics of Trigger Warnings
  • Trauma and Media
  • The Perfomativity of Labeling
  • The Policy of Trigger Warnings

Part 2 - Case Studies

This section will consist of short essays that describe situations in which trigger warnings were or were not used or requested for course material.  

Submissions:

Please submit a 2-page (500 word) proposal by May 20, 2016 to knox@illinois.edu. Authors will be notified of acceptance by June 17, 2016. Full chapters of 20-25 pages (5000-6000 words) for Part 1 and 10-12 pages (2500-3000 words) for Part 2 are due by August 22, 2016. 

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield 

Websitehttp://triggerwarningsbook.net/

Reference

McMillan-Cottom, T. (2015).  The trigger-warned syllabus. https://tressiemc.com/2014/03/05/the-trigger-warned-syllabus/

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Head of Printed Acquisitions, Yale University Library, New Haven, CT

Wage/​Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Job Description:

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

Position Focus: Reporting to the Head of Technical Services, the Head of Printed Acquisitions establishes the vision, sets priorities, and leads curatorial support work relating to acquiring published materials. The Head creates and implements policies and procedures; manages, trains, and directly supervises Unit staff; manages process and workflow change, fosters a team approach to the work, collaborates extensively with curators, catalogers, and other staff, and establishes and maintains relationships with publishers and vendors. The Head works with IT staff to maintain and develop systems to support the Unit's work. The ideal candidate has a strong background in special collections acquisitions and cataloging, solid supervisory experience, an aptitude for managing high-performing staff, and the ability to lead within a complex and dynamic organization. The ideal candidate is open-minded yet decisive, transparent yet diplomatic, flexible yet driven, willing to rethink and remake practices and policies yet determined to uphold the integrity of the library's purposes, achievements, and values.

The Printed Acquisitions Unit supports Beinecke's robust acquisition program for published materials. The Unit consists of the Unit Head, six Acquisitions Assistants, one Cataloging Assistant, two Binding Assistants, and students. The Unit works closely with seven curators: pre-order searching, verifying gifts and purchases, creating accession records, maintaining databases, processing physical items, providing access to newly acquired materials, and dispersing materials beyond the scope of the collections. The Unit collaborates with the cataloging unit to establish access to published materials. Collections range from incunabula to contemporary publications and include books and periodicals, maps, CD's, DVD's, music, prints, games, and realia.

The Head participates in the Technical Services Management Group to develop strategies, policies, and procedures. The Head manages projects such as transfers of collection materials from the Yale Library circulating collections and participates in University Library committees and task forces, especially as related to the needs of special collections. The Head participates in regional, national and international professional activities both to contribute to the profession as a whole and to grow individually as a professional librarian.

The Beinecke Library Rare Book and Manuscript Library is Yale University's principal repository for literary archives, early manuscripts, and rare books. One of the preeminent rare book and manuscript libraries in North America, the Beinecke Library's collections are internationally known and heavily used by Yale faculty and students as well as scholars from around the world. Its current renovation of public and teaching spaces derives from that commitment. For additional information on the Beinecke Library, please visit the Library's website at http://beinecke.library.yale.edu.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent accredited degree, and a minimum of 2 years of professional experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and direction in a research library. Demonstrated ability and achievement in managing staff.
  • Demonstrated ability with integrated library system and electronic resource management. Demonstrated knowledge of cataloging using AACR2/RDA, DCRM, and MARC. Demonstrated knowledge of bibliographic databases and library management systems.
  • Demonstrated ability acquiring a variety of library materials in all formats.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communications and analytical ability. Demonstrated technical aptitude with strong analytical skills and excellent attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated excellent customer service skills, flexibility and a strong commitment to innovation, creativity and excellence.
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills, experience coordinating projects, and the ability to bring projects to fruition.
  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively and independently with various groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing team environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of American or European history or literature. Demonstrated knowledge of the antiquarian book trade.

Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments. Librarian ranking information can be found at: http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank.html.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum of five years of professional experience.
  • Experience cataloging rare or special collections materials.
  • Strong bibliographic knowledge of ancient or modern European languages.
  • Experience working in a rare book and special collections library.

The University and the Library
The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including around 12.8 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Center for Science and Social Science Information, and the Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of approximately five hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to library readers. For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's web site at www.library.yale.edu.

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

Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at http://www.yale.edu/jobs. The STARS req. ID for this position is 36771BR.

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

Online Application Address: http://www.yale.edu/jobs

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Curriculum Librarian, Framingham State University, Framingham, MA

About Framingham State University:

Framingham State University is a vibrant comprehensive liberal arts institution located just 20 miles west of Boston.

Framingham State University is committed to Inclusive Excellence through collaborative and sustainable partnerships with faculty, staff, students and the greater community. At FSU, we encourage a supportive, diverse and collaborative environment in which we learn from each other through informed and open communication, institutional practices and community engagement. FSU provides a culturally relevant education that includes a beautiful campus with 53 undergraduate and graduate programs, a highly personalized teaching environment, and unparalleled commitment to excellence in diversity and inclusion.

Framingham State University is honored to be recognized for the second year as a recipient of the INSIGHT into Diversity prestigious 2015 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award. The HEED award is the only national recognition honoring colleges and universities that exhibit outstanding efforts and success in the area of diversity and inclusion throughout their campuses.

Visit http://www.framingham.edu/careers to learn more about employment opportunities at Framingham State University.

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: The Curriculum Library operates as a unit within the Whittemore Library at Framingham State University. Under the administrative review of the Director of Library Services, the Curriculum Librarian's primary responsibility is to support the students and faculty of the Education Department through resources and services provided in the Curriculum Library. This is done through the selection, maintenance, and promotion of materials that ensures the relevancy and effective use of the multi-formatted collection.

Examples of Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Supervise operations
  • Establish goals and priorities
  • Train and supervise full- and part-time staff
  • Oversee the department's web page content
  • Maintain the collection through inventory and weeding
  • Provide reference services and information literacy instruction
  • Prepare appropriate bibliographies for classes
  • Maintain education technologies specific to the pre-service teacher program
  • Develop outreach activities
  • Create a welcoming environment conducive to collaborative learning
  • NASA Educator Resource Center
  • Maintenance of the NASA ERC materials and website
  • Participate in the planning and implementation of NASA ERC workshops in collaboration with the Challenger Center Director
  • Participate in the planning and implementation of the University's annual Children's Literature Festival

As an Associate Librarian, the Curriculum Librarian is expected to contribute to general library initiatives and participate in library and campus-wide meetings and committees, in local library consortium meetings and committees, and in professional development activities in state, regional, and national professional organizations and networks related to K-12 education.

Additional Information:

This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position in the MSCA bargaining unit. The work schedule is Monday-Friday. This position is a tenure track appointment and will be hired at the rank of Associate Librarian.

Framingham State University conducts Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) checks relative to prior criminal convictions and pending cases, as well as Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) checks relative to prior sexual offenses committed as an adult or juvenile on final candidates prior to an offer of employment for all positions. Framingham State University requires specific written authorization to conduct background checks. Failure to provide such authorization shall preclude your application from receiving further consideration.

Framingham State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions:

Candidates must apply online by submitting a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references.

For priority consideration, apply by May 6, 2016.

Paper applications will not be accepted. If you experience technical issues with the online application process, please submit a helpdesk ticket.

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

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • The selected candidate must have a required Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an accredited institution (a second subject Master's preferred)
  • 7 years of full-time experience as a librarian, at least 3 of which must be in an academic or research library
  • A minimum of 3 years supervisory experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience assessing and developing a collection
  • Working knowledge of cataloging standards
  • Experience in selection and acquisitions processes for both print and non-print resources
  • Demonstrated knowledge of children's and young adult literature
  • A strong working knowledge of the K-12 education materials
  • Experience developing curriculum and providing information literacy instruction
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the field of teaching and the profession including, but not limited to, curriculum (state and national standards), instructional strategies and classroom technology integration
  • Must possess the ability to develop and maintain cooperative working relationships with Education faculty and students.

Online Application Address: http://www.Click2Apply.net/m4gzy9mjhj

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Head of Technology, Yale University Library, New Haven, CT

Wage/​Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Job Description:

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

General Purpose: Reporting to the Director of Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, the Head of Technology is a key member of the library's senior management, responsible for providing vision, strategic direction, & administrative leadership for all aspects of Beinecke's IT operations. The library seeks a candidate with a keen perspective on the challenges and opportunities faced by research libraries in a dynamic and evolving technological landscape.

The Head is responsible for informing, advising, and facilitating Beinecke Library's senior leadership in: establishing priorities for IT-related initiatives including investments in staff, hardware, and software; reviewing issues with existing infrastructure and software used by Beinecke including assessment of Beinecke's return on its IT investments; assessing strategic opportunities and challenges presented by emerging technologies; understanding the implications of IT developments in the profession, at Yale, and within the University Library.

The Head of Beinecke IT will collaborate closely with the leadership and staff of the University Library's IT department to direct efforts that design, implement, and maintain systems that support the Beinecke Library's staff as well as the scholars and students who use the Library. The Head will develop and oversee Beinecke Library's technological infrastructure and systems and may assist in managing aspects of the University Library's IT infrastructure.

The Head will represent Beinecke's IT interests within the University Library and the broader University. The Head will help develop and/or support campus-wide IT initiatives that support Beinecke Library's broader mission.

The Head will lead a collaborative effort of Beinecke Library staff to develop annual and three-year plans to improve the Library's IT programs and achieve the library's strategic objectives. Immediate goals for Beinecke IT include developing tools that: enhance the efficiency of library operations; improve the library's ability to measure and evaluate its collections and services; enrich the research experience of library patrons; make it easier and more convenient for students, scholars, and library professionals to discover and use Beinecke's scholarly resources (including metadata) without visiting the library.

The Head will foster communication about IT across Beinecke and chair Beinecke Library's Standing Committee on IT composed of staff with day-to-day responsibility for employing and maintaining the library's production systems. The Head of Beinecke IT directly supervises 1.5 FTE support specialists but is also responsible for collaborating with the Director of University Library IT to deploy approximately 3,250 hours a year of University Library IT staff time to meet Beinecke's needs. With the approval of the Director of Beinecke Library, the Head may hire and oversee outside consultants and contractors to address library needs.

Required Education and Experience: Bachelor's Degree in a related field and ten years of related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including the ability to communicate complex technical solutions to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Interpersonal, analytic, and project management skills including the ability to collaborate with peers across reporting lines.
  • Demonstrated commitment to serving the needs of end-users.
  • Experience in coordinating teams to develop and implement short and intermediate goals.
  • Commitment to continuing education and innovation.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

  • A Masters in Library, Information or Computer Science or related field.
  • Experience with technology in a research library or other organization concerned with cultural heritage and scholarly research.
  • Financial management.
  • Experience with an integrated library system such as Voyager or such tools as ArchivesSpace, Aeon, Fedora, Hydra, BlackLight, or Apache Solr.

BEINECKE RARE BOOK & MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY

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

THE UNIVERSITY AND THE LIBRARY

The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including around 12.8 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of approximately five hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to library readers. For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's web site at www.library.yale.edu.

Application Instructions:

Application: For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at www.yale.edu/jobs - the STARS req ID for this position is 36655BR. Please be sure to reference this website when applying for this position.

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

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

Online Application Address: http://www.yale.edu/jobs

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Reference Librarian, Suffolk University, Boston, MA

Suffolk University is seeking a reference librarian in the Sawyer Library. The reference librarian will primarily be responsible for the instruction in the use of the library's resources and services. They will assist library users (in person, via phone, or virtual platforms) to access, retrieve, and apply information from a variety of physical and online materials. Additionally, the reference librarian will develop and teach library instruction classes including first-year introductory sessions, course-related instruction, topical workshops, and individual consultation by appointment with students, faculty, and staff. Library instruction involves primarily the effective use of electronic information resources.

The reference librarian will also participate in collection development. The reference librarian will identify, evaluate, and make recommendations for the purchase of printed and online resources. S/he will review the collection and recommends titles for withdrawal. 

The reference librarian will contribute to identifying emerging information technology relevant to the Reference department and the library as a whole. They will contribute to the planning and improvement of the library's online presence. They will create and regularly maintain Web-based library guides and Web pages (including blog entries, Facebook posts, etc.) to inform and instruct users and facilitate access to library resources. 

The reference librarian will help users to trouble-shoot technical issues related to accessing electronic databases both on-and off campus. A certain amount of printer trouble-shooting and maintenance is also required. Support is provided to users at New England School of Art and Design, a Suffolk campus in Madrid, online students, and students attending classes off-site. They will also perform other duties as assigned by Head of Reference.

This is a combined day/evening/Sunday position. The work schedule is Sunday-Thursday, 11:00am - 7:00pm.

For more information and to apply visit: https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=okiX2fwl&s=Simmons

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

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

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

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

Requirements:

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

This internship provides the student with the opportunity to gain valuable copy and original cataloging experience in a unique medical library. Massachusetts Eye and Ear is conveniently located one block from the Charles/MGH station on the Red Line. The intern must commit to 10 hours per week, within the hours of 8:30am - 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. The internship will be available until the entire Rare Book collection is cataloged and available on the OPAC. 

Please send a resume and cover letter to:

Louise Collins DVM, MSLIS

Howe Library Director

Massachusetts Eye and Ear

243 Charles St.

Boston, MA 02114

louise_collins@meei.harvard.edu

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Travel Awards Available for National Diversity in Libraries Conference 2016

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is offering up to five $1,000 scholarships for individuals to attend the 2016 National Diversity in Libraries Conference (NDLC '16), August 10-13, in Los Angeles, California. Funds from the scholarships may be used to cover the cost of registration, travel to and from the conference, lodging, and meals.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible applicants are:

  • students enrolled in library and information science graduate programs;
  • library support or paraprofessional staff;
  • library professionals within the first three years of their careers;
  • others who exhibit financial need.

The Association's goal is to encourage conference participation and engagement of library staff and faculty who might not have the financial resources to attend the NDLC. Applicants are asked to submit a statement of financial need along with their application essay.

Benefits and Responsibilities

Scholarship awardees will receive payment of $1,000 in one lump sum directly from the Association of Research Libraries. Awardees will be responsible for registering for the conference, making arrangements for travel, and reserving hotel accommodations.

Applications

Apply online by Friday, April 29, 2016. The selection committee will be composed of members of the ARL Diversity and Inclusion Committee or their representatives, and other leaders in member libraries. Applicants will be notified of the committee's decision by June 6, 2016.

Each applicant must provide:

  • an essay (400 words maximum) that describes how you will benefit from attending the NDLC or how the event supports your learning and developmental interests and goals;
  • a brief statement of financial need (can be appended to the essay);
  • a résumé or CV; and
  • a recommendation letter from a faculty member or supervisor submitted via e-mail to Sarah Durso, smcghee@arl.org, by the faculty member or supervisor.

Registration

Registration information is available on the National Diversity in Libraries Conference website.

About the Association of Research Libraries

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 124 research libraries in the US and Canada. ARL's mission is to influence the changing environment of scholarly communication and the public policies that affect research libraries and the diverse communities they serve. ARL pursues this mission by advancing the goals of its member research libraries, providing leadership in public and information policy to the scholarly and higher education communities, fostering the exchange of ideas and expertise, facilitating the emergence of new roles for research libraries, and shaping a future environment that leverages its interests with those of allied organizations. ARL is on the web at http://www.arl.org/.

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Archivist, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library, seeks a strong and diverse pool of applicants for our entry-level Archivist position (see our ad in SAA's Job Center http://careers.archivists.org/jobs/8079559/librarian-archivist?utm_source=265396&utm_medium=featuredJobs&utm_campaign=mainLanding&utm_term for a full description).

SUMMARY

Reporting to the Head of Arrangement and Description, the Archivist is primarily responsible for selecting, appraising, arranging, describing and making accessible manuscript and archival materials and promoting their use for teaching and research.

  • Examines files relating to the provenance of collections, reviews pertinent historical literature, analyzes materials to determine content and the appropriate level and type of arrangement and description needed, and develops plans for accomplishing the work, including estimates of resources needed, for newly acquired and backlog collections.
  • Arranges and describes archival material in all formats in accordance with approved plans; screens for potentially sensitive material; weeds extraneous material; recommends appropriate preservation and conservation procedures; and coordinates the copying or reformatting of materials for preservation and access.
  • Creates or enhances metadata for all assigned collections according to national and departmental standards. Provides reference services to patrons in person, by telephone and via email.
  • Participates in departmental instruction and outreach activities and works with faculty to plan and promote classroom and research use of holdings in Manuscripts and Archives.  Participates in the formulation and documentation of unit and departmental policy and procedures.  Trains and supervises staff and student assistants. Makes recommendations on personnel selection, staffing requirements, and equipment and supply needs.
  • Participates in library-wide planning and committee work as appropriate. Contributes to the advancement of the archival profession and/or professional or scholarly knowledge relevant to the job.

How to Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at http://www.yale.edu/jobsThe STARS req. ID for this position is 36642BR.

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Visual Resources Librarian for Islamic Architecture, MIT Libraries, Cambridge, MA

The MIT Libraries seek a knowledgeable professional with image metadata expertise to join the Aga Khan Documentation Center (AKDC). The Center supports the teaching of, and research on, the history and theory of architecture, urbanism, environment