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Temporary Archives Assistant, Bentley University, Waltham, MA

The Bentley University Archives is seeking a temporary, part-time assistant to work with the University Archivist on a variety of processing tasks. Primarily, the Assistant will be responsible for physical processing of collections, including a large multimedia accession, and the creation of collection-level records to facilitate access.


Other activities will include digitizing fragile media, 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: Flexible schedule, approximately 20 hours per week

Compensation: $15/hr, no other benefits

Dates: 3 month term, June - August 2019, start date flexible



Responsibilities:

  • Process physical collections using MPLP standards, and create collection-level records
  • Create metadata records for memorabilia and audio-visual materials
  • Prepare photographs and metadata for online presentation
  • Digitize audio-visual materials and create collection records
  • Manage off-site storage requests and re-housing of collections
  • Complete reference/research requests on an as-needed basis



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 submit a resume and a one-page letter of interest to Jaimie Fritz, University Archivist at jfritz@bentley.edu with the subject line "Graduate Assistant". All documents should be sent as PDF or Microsoft Word attachments. No telephone inquiries, please. Interviews will begin immediately; applications accepted until position is filled. 

Bentley University is located in Waltham, MA. Free parking is offered on campus, and limited public transportation options are also available. To learn more about the Bentley University Library, visit 
www.library.bentley.edu.

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Library Technician III - Serials Acquisitions, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

Come work for a library that encourages innovation, change, and professional growth. OSU libraries has an opening in the Acquisitions team. This position will focus on maintaining our robust serials and standing order collection from start to finish. The ideal candidate will understand the complexities of ordering, receiving, and maintaining print and electronic serials and standing orders. They strive to provide excellent customer service through their strong communication skills, collaborations, and problem-solving efforts. 


OSU offers great benefits for their employees. The monthly salary for this position will fall within the range of $2825 -$4259. Starting salary range is commensurate with experience.


To apply, please visit: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/74193 Posting number: P02053CT


Applications will continue to be accepted through April 12, 2019. 



Position Summary

As a Library Technician 3 (LT3) for Oregon State University Libraries and Press (OSULP) in the Acquisitions unit based in Corvallis, OR, they will be responsible for managing the libraries' print serials and standing orders, physical media and assist with electronic resources for the Resource Acquisitions & Sharing Department (RAS). Primary responsibilities are to manage the library's resources throughout their entire lifecycle: acquisition, maintenance in the Integrated Library System (ILS), physical processing, and closure of resources. The person in this position is responsible for communicating with internal and external library stakeholders concerning technical and service related issues. They are expected to cross-train, participate and/or lead projects, and grow in a collaborative environment.



As a member of OSULP, the employee in this position must be sensitive to the needs of an inclusive and diverse community at Oregon State University and fulfill the relevant duties in support of the University's core values in promoting a welcoming, respectful and accessible environment in engaging with members of both the University and OSULP.



Position Duties

70% Subscription Life Cycle: 

  • Provides support with the processing and payment of invoices and credits, reconciling OSULP's purchase card and state funds using business center's financial databases (e.g., Banner, Core, Procurement/BennyBuy, and OSU foundation systems) to ensure expenditures are accurate, evaluate funds levels and report informaiton to RAS director, and collaborate with unit members to close the fiscal year in ILS.
  • Reviews and monitors publisher and vendor announcements for changes in purchased or gifted resources. Collaborates and communicates with Library faculty, staff, and vendors to receive and process physical resources, create and maintain physical and electronic resources in the Library's ILS records for serials, standing orders, federal documents, newspapers, and physical media. Ensure order records are accurate in the library's ILS.
  • Evaluate processes and presents suggestions for improving workflow and procedures. Monitors issues and concerns that may arise during the life cycle of a resource. The LT3 makes independent decisions and/or collaborate with colleagues to resolve problems or work on special projects.



15% Collaborations:

  • Actively participate in meetings, committees or task forces as directed by supervisor or RAS director. Incumbent, as the subject expert for the unit, will be expected to contribute to decision making discussions. Communicate and collaborate with members from consortia groups and repository organizations such as Orbis Cascades Alliance, Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA) and The Western Regional Storage Trust (WEST).



10% Student support:

  • Assist with training of unit student workers, evaluates their work and provides ongoing support.



5% Collection Development: 

  • Responds to requests from OSULP's collection council to provide reports pertaining to pricing models, content, and licensing information for resources under consideration for renewal, transition between print and electronic formats or for deselection.



Minimum Qualifications

Bachelors degree plus two years of current (within 5 years) experience in a Library; OR 4 years of current library experience. AND advanced proficiency in multiple library specific computer applications, e.g., integrated library systems, database applications, institutional repository; content management systems. Some positions may also require in-depth knowledge of specialty area(s), e.g., original cataloging, complex copy cataloging, serials management, ILL management, government documents, image resources, music.

  • Minimum two years (within the last 5 years) serial management experience (including analyzed serials classed together or separately) and knowledge of serials bibliographic records.
  • Minimum one year of experience processing invoices and credits.
  • One year of experience maintaining library print and electronic resources in an ILS.
  • Minimum one year of experience copy cataloging and using online bibliographic databases (i.e., OCLC, Integrated Library Systems) and vendor systems.
  • Minimum one year of customer service experience.
  • A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.



Preferred Qualifications

 One year experience using a company purchase card to buy material and use financial databases (Banner or other business center database) to reconcile purchases, run reports and problem solve.

  • Ex Libris products ILS experience. Alma and Primo experience is desirable.
  • Experience using Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel.
  • Federal documents and SuDoc classification experience.
  • Experience working with consortia groups and repository organizations.
  • Able to lift boxes and/or push carts weighing as much as 25 pounds.



Applications will be reviewed based on the information submitted on the employment profile with education and work history along with any other requested documentation i.e. Posting specific question responses, transcripts, etc. Your profile MUST clearly show how you meet the minimum/required qualifications for the position. Resumes are NOT accepted at the application stage for classified staff positions



OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

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Save the Date: Launching Your Career @ BBH

Brown Brothers Harriman (BBH) invites you to join Launching Your Career @ BBH! This will be held in our Jersey City office on Thursday evening, April 11, 2019.

 

BBH is a privately held financial institution and, for 200 years, we have served our client's needs while continuously adapting to the complex challenges of our global financial market. Our ability to create innovative solutions stems from the diverse perspectives of our employees and our capacity to come together as a global team - across backgrounds and borders - to draw upon our collective strength and expertise. At BBH, we value diversity in a number of ways, including but not limited to: diversity of thought, experience, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status and veteran status. We believe that the diverse ideas and perspectives of our employees are the cornerstone of our success. We are stronger because of our differences, we embrace a variety of viewpoints, we constantly apply new thinking and we are open to change. Because of this, our culture of inclusion respects employees for their differences and empowers them to make an impact on our global business.


Launching Your Career @ BBH participants will hear about our business and financial industry trends, as well as our approach to Diversity & Inclusion. The event will include a keynote speaker and interactive table discussions on various topics such as career development, technology, innovation, and leadership. Following this, you will have the opportunity to network with BBHers from all areas.

 

Who should attend this event?

  • High energy, innovative thinkers
  • Motivated and driven problem solvers
  • Undergraduate students gearing up for internship opportunities
  • Senior status students anticipating graduation
  • Alumni looking for the next step in their career
  • Individuals interested in learning more about BBH's Diversity Strategy

 

To Register for this Event:

Due to limited space, please register to attend by submitting your information and resume by Friday, March 29, 2019. You will be notified by Thursday, April 4th with location details if you are selected to attend.

Please visit https://www.bbh.com/enus/careers, go to 'search for jobs' and search for ID 41659  and select 'Apply' or 'Apply with Linkedin'

 

We look forward to Launching Your Career @ BBH!

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We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, creed, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other protected status under federal, state or local law.

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2019 Graduate Recruit Program, Congressional Research Service (CRS), Washington, D.C.

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) has just launched its 2019 Graduate Recruit Program­.  The highly competitive Graduate Recruit Program offers a variety of paid employment opportunities, including analyst, technical information specialist and librarian positions.

 

CRS works exclusively for the United State Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation.  As shared staff to congressional committees and Members of Congress CRS experts assist at every stage of the legislative process--from the early considerations that precede bill drafting, through committee hearings and floor debate, to the oversight of enacted laws and various agency activities.   As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for more than a century.  Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation's best thinking on public policy issues of interest to its Members and committees.

 

The program is open to students currently enrolled in an advanced degree program.  Initial appointments of up to 120 days will begin in the summer of 2019.  Selectees who perform successfully may be considered for permanent placement with CRS at the end of the summer or whenever they complete their graduate degree requirements.

 

A complete listing of positions, eligibility requirements, and salary information is available on the CRS Careers website: http://www.loc.gov/crsinfo/opportunities/graduate-recruit.html (the links to the positions are also listed below).  Application instructions and selection and evaluation criteria can be found in each vacancy announcement.  Applications must be received by April 17, 2019.

 

The Graduate Recruit Program seeks to attract a diverse pool of highly qualified candidates.  Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.  Please contact Eliamelisa Gonzalez at CRSGraduateRecruit@crs.loc.gov or (202) 707-6399 if you have any questions.

  

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Souls Grown Deep Foundation Intern, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is pleased to partner with the Souls Grown Deep Foundation to offer a paid internship during the 2019-2020 academic year. Open to students of color, the internship will provide part-time professional experience in curatorial, interpretation, and conservation related museum areas to students interested in exploring careers in museums and the visual arts. 


The Souls Grown Deep (SGD) intern will become familiar with the holdings of each of the MFA's eleven collection areas and the several conservation labs. They will assist staff from several of the collections areas with exhibition related projects; and will work with the exhibition planning and design, and education teams to gain a broader understanding of the exhibition process. Additionally, the intern will receive an introduction to museum administration and governance from members of the Museum's senior management team.   


The internship includes a trip to the Souls Grown Deep Foundation in Atlanta, an organization dedicated to documenting, preserving, and promoting the contributions of artists from the African American South in the canon of art history, and the cultural traditions in which they are rooted.


In addition to gaining a broad understanding for the multiple career paths available in museums, the intern will have an opportunity to develop and deliver a short presentation highlighting projects they have worked on and insights gathered about prevailing museum theories and practices. 


Responsibilities (include but not limited to)

  • Research
  • Object file/database maintenance
  • Internal and external correspondence 


Qualifications

  • Enrolled and in good standing in an undergraduate program (class of 2020 or 2021) 
  • Completion of at least two years of academic coursework 
  • Demonstrated eligibility for Federal Financial Aid
  • Excellent written/oral communication skills; Proven keen attention to detail
  • Proven academic research skills 
  • Flexibility 
  • Demonstrable interest in art, art history, or museums; open to all majors
  • Competency in a foreign language a plus
  • Ability to commit to 14-20 hours per week for the 2019-2020 academic year (non-negotiable)

  • Per SGDF application procedures, submission (via email to intern@mfa.org) of a single document containing your: 
    • Essay explaining what you hope to learn from this experience, and what you seek to contribute to - and achieve from - the Souls Grown Deep Internship Program (800 word maximum) 
    • Academic transcript
    • Resume, highlighting internships, work experiences, relevant course work, and computer and/or language skills.     
  • *A confidential letter of recommendation received directly from an instructor a faculty member at your college or employment supervisor. The letter of recommendation must come directly from the recommender's institutional email address and should clearly indicate the applicant's name in the subject line.  
  • All material must be received by the MFA, Boston, no later than May 3, 2019; Applicants must be available for an in-person interview to be held no later than May 10, 2019. 

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Head of Metadata Production, Brown University, Providence, RI

Brown University Library invites applicants for the position of Head of Metadata Production.  Reporting to the Head of Metadata Services, the Head of Metadata Production will lead the unit that creates metadata for all formats in print and digital collections. The unit is currently expanding its role beyond MARC-based cataloging, to ensure that Brown University Library's digital materials also benefit from the skill and expertise in the Metadata Production unit. The successful candidate will have the knowledge and initiative to recognize and take full advantage of transformational opportunities as standards and tools for resource description of physical and digital collections continue to evolve.

The head of Metadata Production is a creative, detail-oriented and collaborative manager, capable of leading the work of the metadata production unit in a changing environment. The position manages 6 staff members engaged in adaptive cataloging, metadata creation, and archival arrangement and description, including creation of EAD finding aids. This position is responsible for developing workflows, reviewing staff work, and designing and providing training for the unit. This position also performs both original and complex adaptive cataloging and advises on database maintenance projects. The incumbent participates in the assessment and continuous improvement of operations and services, coordinates the Brown University Library NACO program, and collaborates with colleagues in the development and maintenance of local metadata policies.

 

Job qualifications

  • Required education: MLS degree from ALA-accredited program or equivalent
  • Minimum 3 years of successful experience in staff supervision in a library environment or successful training experience in cataloging/metadata
  • Minimum 3 years of experience and demonstrated proficiency with OCLC Connexion and an ILS/LSP
  • Minimum 5 years of experience and demonstrated proficiency with current cataloging rules and standards (RDA, LC-PCC PSs, LC vocabularies, MARC21, etc.) and a variety of metadata schema (MODS, EAD, etc.).
  • Knowledge of or demonstrated interest in BIBFRAME and LRM development and other library applications of linked open data.
  • Thorough understanding of the relationship between bibliographic and authority records in an automated environment, including discovery system functionality generated from MARC and non-MARC metadata.
  • Interest in developing metadata practices and technologies.
  • Excellence in the following skills: verbal and written communication, interpersonal, planning, organizational, and analytical.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace. 
  • Reading knowledge of a foreign language
  • Interest in serving the needs of the Brown community of users and in maximizing access to the library resources.
  • Experience in working with bargaining unit staff is preferred.



To Apply: please visit Brown University's career opportunities website at:   https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/staff-careers-brown/jobs and reference REQ154170 .  Complete an application online, attach documents, and submit for immediate consideration.  Documents should include cover letter, resume, and the names, phone numbers, 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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Upper School Digital Scholarship Librarian, Westminster School, Atlanta, GA

Westminster is an inclusive, Christian independent day school for boys and girls where bright, motivated, curious students who are nurtured by challenge become leaders of conscience. The School was founded in 1951 and guided by a mission to prepare students for college and for life.   With a current enrollment of approximately 1,860 students in grades pre-first through twelfth and 280 faculty, Westminster fulfills its mission through a dynamic curriculum that engages children across the key dimensions of their growth--academic, physical, and spiritual.



Job Title:  Upper School Digital Scholarship Librarian

Reports to: Upper School Division Head

Position Status:  This position is a salaried, exempt, full-time, regular, 10-month position.

The anticipated start date for this position is August 1, 2019

 

Position Overview

This faculty member will join a growth-oriented, collaborative learning community committed to the School's mission and vision, including core values of inclusivity and service. Westminster excels regionally and nationally in every area of school life, from academics to the arts to athletics, achieving excellence through a wide range of programming supported by a wealth of resources. These include the Center for Teaching, a professional development institute located on the Westminster campus.   

In fulfilling our mission to "develop the whole person for college and for life," Westminster hires and retains passionate, talented, diverse educators to offer a rich and engaging curriculum, preparing our students to be lifelong learners and citizens well equipped to address local and global challenges.  Westminster teachers are more than academic experts, serving as coaches, advisors, and inspirational mentors.

Specific to this position, the Carlyle Fraser Library serves a population of 850 students and 100 faculty. The Digital Scholarship Librarian is a highly collaborative position that directly supports faculty and student's use of digital tools in conjunction with the Upper School library program. The candidate should be familiar with contemporary digital scholarship practices and comfortable with experimentation.

 

Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Library Science OR equivalent education and experience (subject expertise combined with library experience)
  • Previous library instruction or teaching experience helpful
  • Experience with digital scholarship initiatives
  • Knowledge of contemporary digital scholarship practices

 

Duties & Responsibilities

Requisite Skills:

Interpersonal

  • Flexible, team-oriented, welcomes challenges, desires to learn and grow
  • Ability to develop good, working relationships with all members of the Westminster community: students, faculty/staff and parents
  • Work collaboratively with students, faculty, and other librarians
  • Willingness to participate in the greater Westminster community through the involvement in extracurricular advisement, coaching, sponsorship, and/or community service
  • A good sense of humor and enjoyment of working with young people

Professional

  • Ability to make interdisciplinary connections in the curriculum and to partner with faculty in designing curriculum
  • Ability to work independently and with a variety of individuals and groups
  • Ability to learn and teach new technologies quickly
  • Knowledge of information ethics and copyright issues
  • Knowledge of 21st century learners            

Technological

  • Experience with Integrated Library Systems preferred
  • Experience using tools for web authoring, social media, and online collaboration to promote library services and collections, Libapps experience preferred
  • Technical expertise with digital scholarship tools especially in data visualization, digital storytelling, geographic information systems and digital project management
  • Willingness to experiment with, learn, and teach new technologies,
  • Proactive in providing instructional workshops

In addition to experience and a strong educational background, successful candidates demonstrate a love of working with children, an engaging teaching style, the ability to interact well with parents and colleagues, and a willingness to create and promote an inclusive learning environment.

 

Physical Demands

Ability to engage in moderately strenuous physical activity both indoors and out; sitting and standing for long periods of time; ability to become CPR and First Aid Certified.

 

To view the full description and apply, please visit the following link. 

 

Equal employment opportunity statement

Westminster is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment. It is Westminster's policy to provide equal employment opportunities and administer terms and conditions of employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

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CSST Summer Institute, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

The School of Communication and Information at Rutgers University is excited to host the CSST Summer Institute June 18-22, 2019, supporting late-phase doctoral students, post-docs and early career emerging scholars in the socio-technical systems, social informatics and critical informatics research domains.

 

Now 10 years running, the event will be co-organized by LIS professor Rebecca Reynolds and Dr. Morgan Ames of UC-Berkeley and held at the Rutgers University Inn and Conference Center, close to NYC, Newark Airport, and other major transportation hubs.

 

Please see the CFP including the list of amazing mentors, and all application instructions. Deadline for emerging scholar applications: March 31, 2019.

 

The event is funded by a generous support from the NSF, is ACM SIGCHI Sponsored, and we  are grateful for additional support from Rutgers University, University of Missouri, Syracuse University.

 

Further details:

The CSST Summer Research Institute supports promising doctoral students and emerging scholars in sociotechnical systems research at the post-doctoral and early professoriate levels (within first 3 years). The institute has been an activity of the Consortium for the Science of Sociotechnical Systems Research (CSST) since 2008. Topics and problem domains of focus in socio-technical systems research include (but are not limited to) personal health and well-being; open innovation, eScience, and citizen science; co-production, open source, and new forms of work; cultural heritage and information access; energy management and climate change; civic hacking, engagement and government; disaster response; cybersecurity, surveillance and privacy; education and learning.


In addition to these long-standing areas of focus for the Institute, this year we are also highlighting and inviting submissions from those whose research resides in the area of critical informatics. By this, we mean work that considers and/or applies the role of cultural factors in the study of socio-technical systems research and design. This includes (but are not limited to) those whose research addresses questions of inequality, inclusion, corporate infrastructure policy and responsibility, and political and activist engagement, participation, action and design from socio-technical and critical informatics perspectives.



For 2019, we are delighted to have commitments from the following scholars who will serve as mentors. 

  • Cecilia Aragon (University of Washington)
  • Mako Hill (University of Washington)
  • James Howison (University of Texas - Austin)
  • Cliff Lampe (University of Michigan)
  • Alice Marwick (UNC-Chapel Hill [1 day])
  • Helena Mentis (University of Maryland Baltimore County)
  • Britt Paris (Rutgers University)
  • David Ribes (University of Washington)
  • Bryan Semaan (Syracuse University)
  • Charles Senteio (Rutgers University)
  • Janet Vertesi (Princeton University [1 day]
  • Susan Winter (University of Maryland)
  • Lana Yarosh (University of Minnesota)


Some others may be added as we finalize the mentor participation in the next week or so, based on available budgets.  We look forward to reviewing applications.

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Technical Services Archivist, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Cornell University Library's Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation & Archives seeks qualified candidates for the position of Technical Services Archivist. Reporting to the Director of the Kheel Center, the Technical Services Archivist administers the intake of accessions, in all formats, and manages processing, preservation, and description of rare and manuscript physical collections and the records of the ILR School at Cornell to ensure their long-term care and discoverability. Additionally, the Technical Services Archivist maintains a collection management database, supervises 1 FTE and student assistants, and oversees on-site collection storage and technical services work areas.

 

The Kheel Center is at an exciting point in its 70 year history with strategic collection initiatives, virtually no processing backlog, and interest in new collection management systems and tools. At Kheel, the Technical Services Archivist will have opportunities to collaborate with colleagues, participate in priority-setting and decision-making processes, and create new initiatives. The successful candidate also will participate in an organization that champions staff development, empowerment, teamwork, practical innovation, and diversity and inclusion.

 

Key opportunities:

  • Collaborate with the inaugural Gordon and Marjorie Osborne Textile Industry Curator to devise technical services workflows for the recently-acquired American Textile History Museum collections.
  • Collaborate with the Digital Archivist on workflows for digital acquisitions and for managing intellectual relationships between physical holdings and digitized surrogates.
  • Lead the Kheel Center's evaluation of archives management tools and systems.
  • Initiate projects that improve collection preservation, management, discoverability, and on-site storage and technical services work areas.

 

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Directly supervises and evaluates the work of 1 FTE and 2-5 student assistants.
  • Manages the documentation and workflows for accessioning and deaccessioning activities.
  • Establishes and documents workflows for processing, including appraisal, and ensures best practices are followed.
  • Maintains the collection management database for processing, tracking, metadata generation, and stacks management.
  • Creates and edits finding aids for inclusion in EAD guides and MARC records.
  • Identifies and suggests remedies for preservation issues for new and existing accessions, in consultation with Kheel Center and CUL colleagues.
  • Oversees collection management activities for on-site storage and technical services work areas, plans collection shifts, and conducts environmental reviews.
  • Works with vendors to maintain the mobile shelving system in on-site storage and collaborates with colleagues on space planning and remote storage usage.
  • Coordinates the ILR School's records management program.
  • Maintains supplies for collection processing and storage.
  • Maintains activity in professional organizations and serves on appropriate CUL, ILR School, and University committees and groups.
  • Actively pursues scholarly interests in areas of archives, labor history, or other fields relevant to the position.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in archival administration, library/information science, or the equivalent.
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of full-time, professional work in an archives setting.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of appraisal, arrangement, and description of personal papers and organizational records, across formats, including born-digital.
  • Demonstrated experience in applying current descriptive and metadata standards, such as DACS, EAD, Dublin Core, and MARC.
  • Knowledge of preservation best practices and standards for archival materials.
  • Knowledge of legal and ethical issues related to copyright, privacy, and records restrictions.
  • Superior analytical, writing, and organizing skills.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills, flexibility, and ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment.
  • Proven ability to cultivate an environment of diversity and inclusion.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Archival experience, knowledge, or coursework in US labor history
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize work, with strong project management skills, and the ability to use considerable judgment and take initiative.
  • Knowledge of records management best practices.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft programming languages.
  • Knowledge of archives management tools, such as ArchivesSpace, or the demonstrated ability to learn new tools and systems.

 

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

 

Environment:  The Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation & Archives is part of the Catherwood Library, the premier repository for the study of employment and the workplace, serving Cornell's School of Industrial and Labor Relations.

The Kheel Center's holdings include rich manuscript and media collections pertaining to labor unions, business history, management theory and practice, and labor relations. As part of the Martin P. Catherwood Library, Kheel supports the curriculum and research interests of Cornell's ILR School and attracts scholars from all over the world. Catherwood Library is the nation's most comprehensive library for workplace issues, specializing in labor history and law, human resources, collective bargaining, organizational behavior, and international and comparative labor movements.

One of the leading academic research libraries in the United States, Cornell University Library is a highly valued partner in teaching, research, and learning at the university. With an operating budget of over $58 million and a diverse and innovative staff of more than 400, the Library provides significant collaborative opportunities in support of 2,700 faculty, 22,000 students and 94 PhD fields. Its world class collections, expert librarians, and responsive services in physical and virtual library spaces inspire and nourish scholarship and learning.

 

Benefits:  Our comprehensive benefits package includes 22 vacation days, 12 paid holidays, health insurance, life insurance, university retirement contributions, childcare and adoption assistance, and child tuition reimbursement. Professional travel funding is available. The incoming academic rank will be determined by the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate, with an anticipated salary range of $55,000-$65,000.

 

How to Apply:  The application deadline is April 19, 2019. All candidates must apply via the Cornell University Careers site at:  https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/CornellCareerPage/job/Ithaca-Main-Campus/Technical-Services-Archivist--Kheel-Center-for-Labor-Management-Documentation---Archives_WDR-00018305-1 . Please include one document that contains a cover letter, resume, and the names, phone numbers, and addresses for three references (pdf preferred).

 

Employment Assistance:

If you require an accommodation for a disability in order to complete an employment application or to participate in the recruiting process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell University's Office of Workforce Policy and Labor Relations at voice (607) 254-7232, fax (607) 255-0298, or email at equalopportunity@cornell.edu.

 

Applicants that do not have internet access are encouraged to visit your local library, or local Department of Labor. You may also visit the office of Workforce Recruitment and Retention Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. to use a dedicated workstation to complete an online application.

 

EEO Statement:

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery and engagement. With our main campus located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell's far-flung global presence includes the medical college's campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the Cornell Tech campus located on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.

We offer a rich array of services, programs and benefits to help employees advance in their career and enhance the quality of personal life, including employee wellness, workshops, childcare and adoption assistance, parental leave and flexible work options.

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Youth Services Director, Centerville Public Library, Barnstable, MA

General Summary

Responsible for the management of the Youth Services Department, including collection development, design and implementation of programs and services to children, young adults, parents, and caregivers, as well as outreach to schools and youth programs. Oversees Youth Services assistants and volunteers. Works as a team player with other members of the library staff. Reports to the Library Director.  

 

Essential Job Functions

  • Provides a welcoming positive atmosphere to library patrons and visitors. 
  • Plans, coordinates, and implements programs for children, young adults, and their families throughout the year. 
  • Evaluates the children's and young adult collections.
  • Reviews and purchases books, non-print, and electronic materials for children and young adults.
  • Answers reference questions and assists with research and homework assignments.
  • Acts as reader's advisor for children, young adults, and their parents.
  • Instructs young patrons in the use of the library's computer resources, including the Internet.
  • Designs displays and exhibits, promotional materials, flyers, booklists, etc., of interest to children, young adults, and their families.
  • Acts as liaison with schools in promoting library services and programs, and works with teachers to coordinate homework and research assignments and summer reading requirements.
  • Works with Library Director on developing website content, and promotional material for Youth Services Department.
  • Participates in town, local, regional and state programs and workshops.
  • Assists with opening & closing procedures, circulation and desk duties as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Library Director.

This list may not be inclusive of total scope of job functions to be performed. Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted or modified at any time.

 

Education/Experience/Skills Required

  • BA preferred plus experience working with children in a library or similar setting.
  • Creativity, enthusiasm, and a passion for reading and working with children are essential.
  • Strong computer skills required & a knowledge of automated library systems preferred.
  • Enthusiastic interaction with energetic children is required.

 

Work Schedule: 35 hours per week; some evening and/or weekend hours, and working during school vacations. 

 

This is a benefited position. Salary commensurate with experience. Position available in May.

 

Please send letter, resume, and names & contact information of 3 references by April 5 to: abennett@clamsnet.org

                                                           

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Library Director, Warehouse Point Library, East Windsor, CT

The Board of Trustees of the Library Association of Warehouse Point is seeking a highly motivated Library Director for an independent Library located in East Windsor, Connecticut serving a town of approximately 11,000 residents.

 

The Library Director reports directly to the Board of Trustees and will be responsible for developing, administering, supervising and coordinating the work of the Library and staff. In addition, the Library Director will manage the budget, personnel, fund-raising, and the overall operations of the Library. The Library Director will work in partnership with the Board of Trustees to carry out the mission of the Warehouse Point Library.

    

Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

  • Providing leadership for the overall effective and efficient operation and growth of the Library.
  • Recommends, plans and directs the goals, objectives and operations of the Library.
  • Performs a variety of public relations functions designed to inform the public of available Library resources and to promote the use of the Library.
  • Establishes and maintains effective relationships with the public, officials, local libraries and organizations.
  • Represents the Library with the Library System Library Connection Inc.
  • Prepares a preliminary annual Library budget for the Board of Trustees for approval; defends approved budget before the Town Board of Selectman and Town Board of Finance.
  • Responsible for Library materials management.
  • Handles personnel tasks such as training, hiring, performance management, employee work assignments and schedules. 

    

Qualifications:

  • A Master's Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited school with at least 3 years or more of progressive library administrative experience with at least 1 year in a supervisory position.
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of experience with budget management.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office software preferred.
  • Demonstrated use of social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as a means of communication and promoting the Library.
  • Maintaining the Library Website.
  • Superior oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups.
  • A commitment to excellence in customer service.
  • Must have a valid driver's license.

    

Salary and Benefits:

The annual salary range is $52,000-$59,000 for a 37.5 hour week. Ability to work a flexible schedule as some evenings and Saturdays required. Paid holidays and P.T.O.

 

To Apply:

     Interested applicants please email a cover letter and resume with the names of three current references to the Search Committee for the Director of the Warehouse Point Library to: lawp107@gmail.com. Applications must be received by April 30, 2019 for consideration.

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Manager of Bibliographic and Digital Services, SAILS Library Network, Lakeville, MA

The Manager of Bibliographic and Digital Services oversees the development, maintenance and enhancement of the bibliographic databases and digital collections supported by SAILS, including digital archives, electronic resource collections, serials, and acquisitions. The Manager of Bibliographic and Digital Services collaborates with the Executive Director, SAILS user groups, and the SAILS Board in the development and implementation of long and short range strategic plans. This position reports to the Executive Director.  

 

Responsibilities

    Bibliographic Services

  • Establish departmental goals and objectives in relation to Network's strategic directions

  • Establish cataloging priorities consistent with client-service expectations

  • Supervise Cataloging Services staff, their training, evaluation, and development

  • Responsible for establishing and reviewing cataloging procedures and practices for all types of print and nonprint formats.

  • Keep abreast of cataloging rules, local/national standards and trends, as well as emerging technologies through reading, webinars, trainings, conference attendance, etc

  • Manages the loading and quality control for all vendor supplied records and data.

  • Oversees batch loading and global editing of database records.

  • Troubleshooting issues in the ILS for cataloging, serials, and acquisitions-related.

 

    SAILS Digital & Electronic Collections

  • Provide leadership and expertise for projects involving metadata for digital objects

  • Responsible for establishing and reviewing metadata procedures and practices for the SAILS Digital Media Archives System.

  • Serve as liaison with member libraries to promote participation in the SAILS Digital History Collection.

  • Promote Digital History Collection and serve as liaison with statewide and national digitization groups.

  • Oversees the development and support of SAILS electronic resource collections, including those that are SAILS-wide collections and those that are available to a subset of libraries through a group subscription.

  • Provide training and documentation for SAILS digital and electronic collections.

  • Serve as consultant to vendors and member libraries for implementation and support.

 

    Training/Support

  • Develops appropriate documentation for member libraries on how to enter bibliographic data into the SAILS databases.

  • In conjunction with the Network Cataloger, develops the format and content of appropriate cataloging workshops for SAILS libraries.

  • Provide onsite assistance and consulting services to new member libraries.

  • Serve as backup support for other functional areas of the ILS on an as needed basis.



    Administrative

  • Staff liaison to network and out-of-network committees as assigned

  • Participate in the annual budgeting process.

  • Advise and assist in the implementation and planning of grant proposals.

  • Participates as a member of the Network Management team which consists of the Executive Director and Assistant Director for Technology Services.

 

    Qualifications

  • MLS from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent; professional cataloging experience (minimum 5 years) in a consortia setting.  

  • Experience should include original cataloging, using AACR2 and RDA, Dublin Core, and LCSH; proficiency with computer technology, OCLC, and the cataloging component of an integrated library system; knowledge of cataloging standards for digital formats; familiarity with established and emerging metadata standards.

  • Knowledge of emerging information technology trends in libraries is required.

  • Knowledge of trends in electronic resource licensing, purchase models, access methods, and copyright is required.

  • A strong service orientation and the ability to work in a collegial manner with other libraries are essential.

  • Supervisory experience managing cataloging operations in a library consortium required.

  • Experience with Symphony Workflows is highly desirable.

  • Proven written and oral communications and group facilitation skills, sensitivity to different learning styles and strong public service philosophy required.  

  • Proven ability to work as a member of a team. Flexibility in a continually changing environment.  

  • Valid Driver's License and vehicle with current insurance coverage.

 

NOTE:  This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.



Application Instructions

Submit a cover letter, resume and three references as a PDF by email to employment@sailsinc.org with the subject line: Manager of Bibliographic and Digital Services. Preference given to applications received by 4/22/2019,

 

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Digital Initiatives and Special Collections Librarian, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ

William Paterson University invites applications for a twelve month tenure-track position as Digital Initiatives and Special Collections Librarian at the rank of Librarian III.

Under the supervision of the Assistant Director for Resource Management, the Digital Initiatives and Special Collections Librarian leads and manages the University's digital initiatives and special collections activities, including its digital repository and archival collections. The Librarian also coordinates planning, implementation, and monitoring of digital projects, creates metadata, develops and conducts outreach, and assesses the effectiveness of collections, initiatives, and services.

 

Department Overview:

The David and Lorraine Cheng Library is a major center of activity within William Paterson University, admired for its high standards of customer service and commitment to student success.  The University's institutional repository and special collections showcase works of William Paterson University faculty, students, and staff and seeks to documents the history and life of the institution as well as the surrounding community. 

 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Manage the William Paterson University institutional repository (IR) at Cheng Library; develop and maintain necessary infrastructures.
  • Formulate strategies, policies, procedures and best practices for managing workflows related to digital projects and digital preservation. 
  • Identify and actively recruit content for the IR.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with various University constituents to promote awareness and participation in digital projects and initiatives. 
  • Provide leadership and planning for building, processing, and maintaining special collections in a variety of formats.
  • Lead the development of procedures and guidelines for Special Collections.
  • Provide leadership in identifying grant opportunities to support digital initiatives, special collections, and related infrastructure and activities.
  • Serves as a liaison to assigned departments in collection development activities.
  • Participate in the Library's User Education program.
  • Participate in the reference rotation as needed.  
  • Serve on Library, University, regional and national committees as appropriate.
  • Perform other duties as assigned and appropriate for the position.

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Master's in Library Science (by time of appointment).
  • Second master's degree required (by time of application for tenure).  
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with digital image file formats, file format conversion and related software, image editing applications, and appropriate metadata schemes.
  • Experience developing web applications with programming languages.
  • Demonstrated commitment to service.
  • Evidence of commitment to continuous learning and professional development.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Second master's degree preferred at time of appointment. 
  • Evidence of being able to communicate effectively in oral and written format
  • Experience or coursework related to archives and special collections, organizing and managing an institutional repository and/or digital preservation projects.
  • Evidence of having excellent organizational skills, including ability to comply with policies and procedures, manage multiple priorities, and meet deadlines.

Personal attributes and traits:

  • Track record of exhibiting emotional intelligence with an ability to remain rational and in control when facing a problem or crisis.
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible and collegial with a demonstrated enjoyment and positive attitude toward job and career.
  • Capacity to objectively listen to understand and interpret what others are saying.
  • Able to treat others fairly regardless of personal biases or beliefs.

 

About William Paterson:

William Paterson University is the third most diverse public university in New Jersey. As a longstanding member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), we have been designated by the US Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. William Paterson University is also proud to be designated as a NASA MSI (Minority Serving Institution). The University offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate academic programs that range from liberal arts and sciences to pre-professional and professional programs; it enrolls nearly 10,000 students from across the country and from over 40 nations. The University is situated on a beautiful, 370-acre suburban campus in Wayne, New Jersey, just twenty miles west of New York City. 

 

Invitation to apply:

Please click to apply for the position.

 

Interested candidates will be prompted to:

  • Complete an application
  • Submit a cover letter & CV
  • Provide names/contacts of three professional references

 

Submission of all documents listed above is required for consideration.

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

 

Please email talent@wpunj.edu for general questions regarding this search.

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

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

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Evening Reference & Instruction Librarian, Suffolk University, Boston, MA

This position is responsible for providing reference desk services and library instruction, as well as contributing to other library activities. This is a combined day/evening/Sunday position. The work schedule is Sunday-Thursday, 11:00am - 7:00pm.


Primary/Principal Responsibilities:

  • The position's primary responsibility is evening instruction in the use of the library's resources and services, with special focus on Art & Design department. The reference librarian assists library users (in-person, via phone, or virtual platforms) to access, retrieve and apply information from a variety of physical and online materials. This position leads responsibilities in Art & Design; however, the librarian will also support responsibilities in other subjects. Librarian supports remote users who may be primarily online or off-site. Librarian helps users trouble-shoot technical issues related to accessing electronic databases both on-and off campus. In-library printer, photocopier, and similar trouble-shooting and maintenance is also required.
  • The reference librarian develops and teaches 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 position participates in collection development. The reference librarian identifies, evaluates, and recommends for purchase printed and online resources. S/he reviews the collection and recommends titles for withdrawal.
  • The position creates and regularly maintains Web-based library guides and Web pages (including blog entries, Facebook, Twitter posts, etc.) to inform and instruct users and facilitate access to library resources.
  • The reference librarian contributes to identification of emerging information technologies relevant to the Reference department and the library as a whole, and also contributes to the planning and improvement of the library's online presence.

 

Requirements/Qualifications:

  • ALA accredited Master of Library Science degree, with three to five years of relevant experience preferred.
  • Must have a demonstrated knowledge of research database features and functions, information technologies, research skills, and a proficiency at locating and procuring resources for users.
  • Effective training and teaching skills in group and one-on-one settings.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills and ability to utilize and troubleshoot a wide range of machine technologies and online access issues.
  • Strong public service skills working with a diverse population of students, faculty, staff and community people.
  • Must be committed to providing the highest level of customer service and responsiveness. 
  • Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team.

 

To view the full position and apply, please follow this link. 

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Teen Central Intern, Boston Public Library - Central Branch, Boston, MA

Are you interested in working with teens and interested in teen services? Participate in an LIS501 approved site.The internship experience will focus on that of observation in Teen Central and that of the professional duties of the Teen Librarians coupled with individual work focusing on the inner workings of a public library.


The experience will culminate with a research paper on the experience. As a 3-credit course, it has a significant hands-on learning component. Through discussion with key personnel in the organization and working under professional librarian supervision the student gains hands-on experience in the information environment.  


Length of time: 14 weeks during Summer 2019, 9 hours/week for a total of 130 hours.

Capacity: Two Interns per Semester in Teen Central

Credit: 3 units

Deadline to apply: April 8, 2019

Contact: Jess Snow jsnow@bpl.org

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Digital Archivist, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

The Special Collections & Archives at UT Southwestern Medical Center invites applications from individuals for the position of Digital Archivist. Duties for this critical position include leading efforts to preserve, describe, and provide access to born-digital and digital collection materials. This position will report to the University Archivist & Manager of Special Collections.

 

Experience and Education

  • MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited graduate school or equivalent degree. Archives management background.
  • Two years of experience working with digitizing materials and managing a digital collection or other digital library-related work.
  • Knowledge of digital preservation theory and practice, including best practices, current technologies, administrative/technical metadata and file format standards.
  • Experience working with CONTENTdm or equivalent collections management system.
  • Familiarity with Encoded Archival Description (EAD), Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS), Dublin Core (DCMI), Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard (METS), and Machine Readable Cataloging (MARC).
  • Experience working with D-Space or equivalent repository software.
  • Experience with or demonstrated aptitude to learn disk imaging, digital forensics tools, and digital preservation management software.
  • Experience with grant writing and project management.
  • Exceptional with oral and written communication skills and experience establishing positive and productive collaborations at a college/university.
  • Possesses analytical and organizational skills.

 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Responsible for digitally processing identified analog and born digital collections, including appraisal, accessioning/securing collections, and arrangement and description.
  • Acquires born-digital content as identified by the University Archivist as within collecting scope. Advises University Archivist on appraisal strategy, privacy concerns, and security, as they apply to the context of born-digital records.
  • Conducts an appraisal of existing digital archives in all media formats.
  • Makes decisions about storage media, along with classification, indexing and metadata assignment.
  • Works with partners such as the Texas Digital Library, to maintain and deposit materials into UT Southwestem's institutional repository.
  • Works to ensure that digital content in the collections is accessible to appropriate audiences, following the strictures of privacy concerns, copyright regulations, and donor restrictions.
  • Works closely with University Archivist to determine priorities for digitization and to establish digitization projects. Supervises digitization efforts, performed by student workers, staff or outside vendors.
  • In consultation with the University Archivist, Digital Services & Technology Planning (DTSP), Academic and Administrative Information Resources (AAIR), and Assistant VP of Library Services, selects and implements software and systems as appropriate.
  • Finds opportunities for collaboration and partnerships with the Archives through campus initiatives, campus projects, grant funding, etc.
  • Maintains currency in digital archives best practices and technologies. Attends professional development training and engages actively in professional activities.
  • Provides public services which may include reference, research consultations, and outreach to students and faculty.

 

Appointment rank will be commensurate with academic accomplishments and experience.

 

Please apply on the careers webpage at http://jobs.utsouthwestern.edu/, position #384858.

 

UT Southwestern Medical Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Save the Date: New England Graphic Medicine ComicCon

Are you interested in graphic medicine? Are you looking for concrete ways you can integrate graphic medicine into what you do? Registration is now open for the New England Graphic Medicine ComicCon on April 10, 2019: https://goo.gl/forms/jbUZNj27aqpzFhxM2.  This event is free!

 

What: New England Graphic Medicine ComicCon. For more details visit: https://news.nnlm.gov/ner/2019/02/15/youre-invited-new-england-graphic-medicine-comiccon/

Agenda:

  • 8:30-9:00am - Registration and Coffee
  • 9:00-10:30am - Welcome and Keynote by Vermont's Rachel Lindsay, author of RX
  • 10:45-noon - Breakout sessions where attendees can choose to learn about: making science comics, finding quality health information online, collections management.
  • Noon-1:30pm - Lunch (provided) and Networking
  • 1:30-2:45pm - Breakout sessions: information on planning graphic medicine programming, working with creators to make graphic medicine for communities, best practices for creating a graphic medicine course.
  • 3:00-3:30pm - Closing, prize drawing, and more

 

  • Attendees will be encouraged to create comics during breaks and at lunch with supplies and support provided to help people learn by doing.  These comics can then be entered for a chance to win prizes.

 

Audience: Librarians of all kinds, information specialists, health educators, and others interested in using graphic medicine to engage your community for health outreach and education.

 

When: April 10, 2019; 8:30am-3:30pm (lunch provided)

 

Where: University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Ave North Worcester, MA 01655 (https://www.umassmed.edu/)

 

This event is free, but space is limited.  Register today! https://goo.gl/forms/jbUZNj27aqpzFhxM2

 

For more information, contact Sarah Levin-Lederer at sarah.levinlederer@umassmed.edu

 

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Librarian (50% FTE), Shady Hill School, Cambridge, MA

Since 1915, Shady Hill, a school of 520 students (PreK - 8) and 90 faculty members, has been a leader in progressive elementary education. The year-long Central Subject study, which emphasizes interdisciplinary content, the use of primary sources, acquisition of essential skills, and self-discovery, forms the core of our curriculum in Grades 3 - 8. The gradehead teachers are responsible for teaching the Central Subject study and these teachers also develop strong relationships with students in their homeroom.

 

Shady Hill is a deeply mission-driven school.  We seek to develop independent, joyful and curious learners who respect their own accomplishments and those of others. We strive to be a community whose values are strong and which is unafraid to engage students in important questions. The school's program allows children to explore their worlds and test their powers.  As a diverse school, we believe that an inclusive community is an educational and moral imperative that empowers us all. Therefore, we seek to hire teachers who share this commitment and demonstrate the skills of culturally competent educators.

 

Shady Hill School is also a teaching training institution.  Its long-standing Teacher Training Course, which brings as many as eighteen apprentice teachers to campus each year, prepares talented men and women for careers in education and allows each faculty member the opportunity to be a mentor and meaningful contributor to the teaching field.  Because of the school's commitment to teacher training, the school seeks teachers with certification or demonstrated interest in working towards certification when hired by Shady Hill School.

 

Basic Purpose: The Shady Hill Library is an essential resource for our students, faculty, and apprentice teachers. Librarians provide weekly instruction, as well as reference, readers' advisory and curricular support for the entire school community. Our fully automated facilities include a collection of over 30,000 books and audio-visual materials.

 

Core Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Library team to teach Beginners through 8th grade
  • Build collaborative relationships with faculty, staff, and apprentices
  • Readers' advisory for entire community
  • Update and maintain curriculum maps on Shady Hill's Atlas curriculum mapping system
  • Circulation desk duties and various library administrative duties
  • Assist with general collection maintenance and processing of new books
  • Work with parent volunteers
  • Attend planning meetings in September and June and other faculty and department meetings as scheduled
  • Serve as a full community member by attending weekly faculty meetings, sitting on committees, participating in admissions activities and covering duties (lunch, recess, dismissal, etc.)
  • Regular attendance at school as required by your schedule to meet your classes and to fulfill your other duties when school is in session is required

 

Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with library systems
  • Strong ability to work collaboratively in a busy library
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Flexible thinking and excellent multitasking capabilities
  • Early Childhood/Elementary/Middle School experience preferred
  • Employ multicultural and anti-bias teaching strategies that reflect cultural competence
  • Use multicultural materials and resources
  • Engage in professional development to enhance inclusive teaching and leadership practices. The school offers extensive professional development opportunities, including faculty summer study and travel grants.
  • M.L.S. or M.Ed degree preferred

 

Finalists are expected to teach a demonstration lesson.  A writing sample and college transcripts are also required. Annual salary for faculty is determined according to a step scale commensurate with experience. 

To apply, please send a pdf including a cover letter and resume to: apply@shs.org.  Please be sure to include "Part-Time Librarian" in the subject line of the e-mail.

 

For a description of the school, refer to: www.shs.org. Shady Hill is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We offer competitive salaries and a generous benefits package, including medical, dental and vision insurance plans, a school-matched retirement plan and paid time off.

 

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Save the Date: SLIS Career and Networking Fair

Wednesday April 17, 2019 4pm-6pm 
Linda K. Paresky Conference Center 

Come to the SLIS Career and Networking Fair on April 17 in the Paresky Conference Center!


This free event will feature a photographer to take headshots (perfect for LinkedIn!) and more than 20 employers and professional organizations interested in talking to you about full- and part-time jobs, internships, and networking opportunities.


Attending employers include the Boston Public Library, Framingham Public Schools, Cambridge Historical Commission, EBSCO, the JFK Library, DeGruyter, Harvard Libraries, Sharon Public Schools, Northeastern School of Law Library, the Jewish Women's Archive, the Public Library of Brookline, AccuFile, the Cape Ann Museum, and more!


The event is open to all current SLIS students and recent graduates and business professional attire is recommended. RSVP here: https://doodle.com/poll/ncafxipwwmuciu5x. We hope to see you there! 

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2019 Student Diversity and Inclusion Internship Program, Congressional Research Service (CRS), Washington, D.C.

The Congressional Research Service is seeking to place students for up to ten weeks in the following paid summer internships. Students of diverse backgrounds, underrepresented groups, or individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

 

Starting salaries will be $11.54/hour to $26.94/hour, dependent upon the grade of the position. To apply, send an e-mail to Eliamelisa Gonzalez at egonzalez@crs.loc.gov that includes: 1) the position(s) you wish to apply for 2) your resume and 3) official or unofficial transcripts. You can also contact Ms. Gonzalez at (202) 707-6399.

 

The deadline to apply is April 5, 2019. U.S. Citizenship is required. Interns may be eligible for the Metro Transit Subsidy Program. For more information about CRS, please go to http://www.loc.gov/crsinfo/.

 

Domestic Social Policy - (Research and Library Services Section) Intern will assist with maintenance of two research portal sites by adding content, cleaning up metadata, and developing strategy to assess old files for possible inclusion. Conducting research to find the most recent state plans for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program. Compile information about state child support guidelines. Intern would also assist with additional ad hoc and short-term projects as they arise. The intern should possess familiarity with SharePoint and with database searching. Candidate should be currently pursuing a Master of Library Science (or Master of Library and Information Science, or similar degrees).

 

Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade Division - (Research and Library Services Section)

Intern will organize digital files; provide reference and research services; searching for; bills, laws, hearings, treaties, news articles; using LIS and subscription databases. In addition, the intern will prepare finding aids, directories, background reports and related written reference products. Intern should have knowledge of conducting and providing reference, research, information management and organization, and an interest in public policy. Intern should possess the ability to work collaboratively with librarians and policy experts. Masters of Library/Information Science candidates preferred.

 

Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade Division - (Defense Budget, Manpower and Management Section)

Intern would contribute to updates of CRS Reports, co-author an InFocus or Insight on U.S. defense industry after completing the Division standard design review. During the internship, the intern will learn to perform and practice legislative research. Before the end of the internship, the intern will practice oral presentation by briefing the permanent staff of the Division. The ideal intern would have a background in economics, econometrics, applied econometrics or statistics. Desired skills would be some knowledge of data visualization in programs such as Excel, High Charts, BI, D3, Python or R.

 

Government and Finance Division - (Government Finance and Taxation Section)

The intern's assignments will focus on state and local public finance and the relationship with the federal government. Depending on the intern's background and areas of interest, the project could focus on specific areas of such as infrastructure finance or grants for specific policy outcomes; and state and local budgeting and the variation across states particularly if federal aid programs are modified. Intern should have an undergraduate degree in economics, finance or business. Ideal intern is a graduate student currently enrolled in an economics, finance, business administration, public administration, public policy, and math or computer science program. Intern should possess the ability to manipulate spreadsheets, inferential statistics software; have experience in writing literature reviews and accessible description economics primers.

 

Knowledge Services Group - (Information Architecture, Analytics and Data Section)

The intern will assist in the arrangement and description of the CRS Archives, and the development of aids for locating materials within the Archives. Intern will be assign subject metadata for products added to the CRSX repository. The intern will help maintain CRS taxonomies and their association with CRS content, and metadata for CRS reports and other products. In addition, the intern will analyze and identify terms for search thesaurus to optimize search on the CRS website and assist with the digitization of CRS materials. Knowledge of and experience working in an archives and knowledge of archival arrangement and description is desired. Strong organizational skills, excellent attention to detail, able to work independently, and basic computer skills needed. Student pursuing masters in library science with concentration in archives is preferred; other degrees considered are masters in science archives, museum studies, and information science.

 

Knowledge Services Group - (Information Architecture, Analytics and Data Section)

Intern will assist with development of taxonomies and related documentation; metadata identification and capture; maintaining digital archives; assist with data quality reviews and data cleanup efforts; and create business analytics reports. Intern will update content management applications and documentation as needed. In addition, intern will assist with updating Data Metrics Portal as well as research and recommend additional tools and techniques. Ideal intern will have knowledge of taxonomies or ontologies, metadata principles and uses, and ability to work with data in different formats. Intern should understand website content management and research. Knowledge and experience of data statistical techniques /computations and computer skills in statistics tools such as SQL, Python, and R desired. Student should possess excellent attention to detail and able to work independently. Student pursuing a graduate degree in information science, information management or systems or masters in library science.

 

Resources, Science and Industry - (Research and Library Services Section)

Under the direction of the section head, the intern will assess, inventory, organize the extensive print research collections in the Resources Science and Industry Division. Intern will assist in digital library initiatives. The intern will increase access to these collections by creating finding aids and other access points, and will help design and develop content for intranet knowledge management sites. In addition, intern will assist research librarians with congressional requests requiring basic research and data entry verification. The intern should have experience in cataloging or creating metadata, attention to detail, thoroughness, and demonstrate initiative. Intern experience with SharePoint, Python, or R, is a plus. Undergraduate or graduate student of library science, information technology, archives and records management, history, political science or public policy is preferred.

 

Office of the Counselor to the Director - (Administrative Section) Opportunity ONLY six to eight weeks

The intern would conduct legal research and prepare memoranda for use by attorneys in the Counselor's Office regarding legal issues of interest to the Office. Additionally, the intern would have the opportunity to shadow attorneys in the office when they advise management on labor and employee relations matters, as well as ethics and policies issues. The intern would provide drafts of documents to follow up on these meetings. Ideal intern would have the ability to write and conduct legal research. Applicants should be enrolled in an accredited law school program.

 

Office of Administrative Operations - Procurement and Administrative Services Section

Intern will conduct an analysis of some existing processes. This will include gathering data on the processes and doing an analysis of where the bottlenecks appear to be. Analysis may lead to updating of forms or information within internal website. Intern will participate in some facilities/space analysis and projects. In addition, may conduct an analysis of existing space and future space needs. Intern should possess attention to detail, willingness to learn and strong organizational skills. Student can be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program preferably business, mathematics, or humanities.

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Instruction and Assessment Librarian, Soka University of America (SUA), Aliso Viejo, CA

Soka University of America (SUA) invites applications for a Full-Time Instruction and Assessment Librarian. We are looking for a creative, engaging, and enthusiastic team member with a commitment to providing excellent information literacy instruction to meet the academic needs of SUA students, faculty, and staff members.

 

 

Essential Duties:

  • Following the standards set by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), develop and use appropriate learning objectives and assessment procedures to ensure a consistent and effective information literacy program.
  • Collaborate with faculty and teach information literacy skills. Integrate the learning opportunities into their courses.
  • Provide reference/research help to the campus community and conduct library orientations for incoming students and new faculty and staff members.
  • Maintain thorough and accurate records of reference and instruction activities, analyze collected data, and write reports.
  • Create and maintain LibGuides related to the graduate program's coursework specifically and to information literacy skills in general.
  • Review syllabi and communicate with professors to recommend new resources to be added to the library collection in order to meet the changing needs of the campus community.
  • Stay informed of changes made to library databases, collections, and services; and promote these resources to the campus community by writing monthly articles for SUA Today on behalf of the library, posting announcements on the library's Facebook page, and participating in the library's annual cafeteria outreach event.

 

 

Other Duties:

  • Perform general Circulation Desk duties, which includes assisting patrons with equipment available in the library.
  • Attend library staff meetings, relevant meetings with other campus entities, and on-campus events where there are opportunities to engage with students, staff, and faculty.
  • Test and evaluate new electronic products for possible addition to the library's online holdings.
  • Participate in professional development activities related to job responsibilities and make use of relevant LIS resources, such as list-servs, to stay informed about the field.
  • Accept other assignments from the Director of the Library as the university develops.

 

This position will include some weeknight and/or weekend hours.

 

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Information and/or Library Science from an ALA-accredited school
  • Three years of working experience providing reference services, offering information literacy instruction, and assessing student and program outcomes at an accredited university library
  • Ability to provide responsive service to the entire academic community with tact, courtesy, and an attitude of "going the extra mile"
  • Ability to design and offer engaging, student-centered instruction
  • Capacity for developing and sustaining effective relationships with students, faculty, and staff
  • Ability to work independently, exercising excellent analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and adjust priorities in a changing environment
  • High ethical and professional standards
  • Knowledge of and eagerness to learn about new technologies and their applications to instruction and reference services
  • Working knowledge of copyright law
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills in English
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe products

 

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Advanced degree in Education to support the students and faculty of the MA program in Educational Leadership and Societal Change
  • Experience writing reports for WASC accreditation or for similar accreditation processes
  • Experience with LibGuides and OCLC WorldShare Management Services
  • Ability to read one or more of the foreign languages taught at SUA--Chinese, French, Japanese, and Spanish--to support collection development of pertinent resources
  • Experience providing services for students from diverse backgrounds

 

 

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will remain open until filled. Employment is contingent upon the completion of a successful background check.

 

To apply, send letter of interest, resume, and three professional references to: 

 

Human Resources

Re: Full-time Reference and Instruction Librarian

Soka University of America

1 University Drive,

Aliso Viejo, CA  92656

E-mail: jobs@soka.edu

 

Soka University of America is an equal opportunity employer

 

 

 

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Call for Submissions: Joe Ann Clifton Student Award

The SLA Information Technology Divisions' 2019 Student Award, in honor of Joe Ann Clifton, is intended to promote participation in the SLA Annual Conference by an exceptional library science (or field related to the IT Division's mission) student.  The recipient of the award will receive:

  • Student membership in SLA for one (1) year;
  • Reimbursement for expenses to attend the SLA Annual Conference, not to exceed $1,500 and limited to the following:
    • Economy class round-trip airfare to the SLA Annual Conference (June 14-18 in Cleveland, OH)
    • Student registration for the SLA Annual Conference
    • Lodging during the SLA Annual Conference
    • Transportation during the conference (to/from airport and costs associated with getting to SLA Annual Conference events)

The winner will be recognized at IT events during the SLA Annual Conference and also at the Annual Business Meeting of the IT Division. During the virtual business meeting, the winner will present a summary of their paper.  The winning paper will also be published in the b/ITe, the official SLA IT Division newsletter. 



Submission Requirements 

The topic of the paper should pertain to the use of information technology.  A paper which addresses a topic in a practical manner rather than a theoretical manner is preferred. 

Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited Masters' degree program related to SLA IT Division's mission at the time of the award competition. Previous winners are not eligible for the award.  Those receiving travel support from another organization or employer are not eligible. Please include what school you are attending, what program of study you are taking, and when you expect to graduate in your submission. 

Entries may be a paper which the applicant has written or is preparing for a class but has not been published. Only one paper per applicant will be accepted. 

IT Division reserves the right to not award the student award if it is the opinion of the judges that no submission is worthy of the award. 

IT Division will retain non-exclusive first publication rights of the winning paper. 


Paper should be between 4-15 pages in length (content for a 15-20 minute presentation, if selected).  See these past winners as examples: 

 

Submission Deadline

Deadline to be considered for the 2019 IT Division Student Award is Monday, March 25, 2019.  Email your paper to Katrina Perez, IT Division Secretary, at katrina.perez@dbr.com. Please include "SLA IT Student Award 2019" in the subject line.



Submission Format

Please submit the paper as a Microsoft Word or Acrobat PDF file and include the paper's title and your name at the top of the first page.

Please also include your program, school, and expected graduation date in your submission email.

 

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International Summer Seminars 2019, UNC Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science, Chapel Hill, NC

UNC Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science

International Summer Seminars 2019

Ever thought about going abroad? With these opportunities you can!


Join the School of Information and Library Science in Prague during Summer 2019! Our programs offer students an opportunity to deepen their knowledge and understanding in a global context while offering unique, hands-on experience. In a time when we are shifting to an increasingly borderless world, our programs offer both students and professionals an opportunity to deepen their knowledge and understanding of library or information science in a global context.


This seminar will be available for 3 hours of credit from UNC SILS. Our seminars are open to UNC undergraduate and graduate students (also non-UNC graduate students), as well as practicing professionals. Seminars are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, and they tend to fill quickly. Early registration is encouraged. Questions can be directed to Shirley Parker, Programs Officer, smparke@email.unc.edu.


Prague: May 19-June 1

Registration Deadline Extended to April 1st, 2019

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



If you have any questions about any of the seminars please contact Shirley Parker, Programs Officer, by e-mail: smparke@email.unc.edu.

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Assistant Librarian (Part Time), Labouré College, Milton, MA

Labouré College seeks a Part-Time/Assistant Librarian to work 25 hours per week. This position requires evening hours and some Saturdays. Under the supervision of the Library Director, the Assistant Librarian assists in planning, implementing and evaluating instructional support services.

 

The Labouré College Library provides students and instructors with the infrastructure and resources necessary to support effective teaching and learning. This includes planning for future growth and innovation, providing dynamic leadership in the College's mission, updating library holdings, and maintaining electronic resources. It is expected that the librarian will have knowledge of a wide variety of scholarly and public information sources and must follow trends related to publishing, computers, and media to oversee the selection and organization of library materials. 



Essential Job Functions

  • Instructs users in finding and evaluating print and electronic resources.
  • Resolves issues that arise in the library.
  • Supervises work-study and seasonal part-time library workers.
  • Troubleshoots issues related to patron off-campus access to electronic resources.
  • Collaborates with colleagues to create online tutorials, guides, videos, and other instructional materials.
  • Teaches evening library instruction sessions in a variety of disciplines.
  • Participates in collection development and maintenance.
  • Compiles reports as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

The successful candidate must have the ability to interact well with students, faculty, and staff.

Students currently enrolled in an MLS program accredited by the American Library Association are encouraged to apply.

 

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated interest in practicing assessment techniques and utilizing assessments to improve library services.
  • Familiarity with current information literacy theory, practice and assessment.
  • Demonstrated interest in learning and using emerging technologies to improve library services and instruction, including the ability to create tutorials and other learning objects.
  • Demonstrated cross-cultural competence and pedagogical commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Demonstrable enthusiasm for teaching and working with students.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently or as part of teams.
  • Knowledge of and experience with library management systems. 
  • Knowledge of and experience with learning management systems. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative academic library environment. 
  • Competency in original cataloging, including current and emerging resource description and taxonomy formats, and ability to apply them in academic library settings to a variety of resource types. Information literacy teaching experience at the general undergraduate level and/or at the graduate level.
  • Bilingual 

This position requires the ability to lift boxes weighing up to twenty five poundsand to transport materials loaded onto wheeled carts. 

 

Education Required:

  • BA/BS
  • MLS



To Apply:

Please visit the following link to view the full description and apply. 

 

Laboure College is a non-profit institution with a Catholic-guided mission. The College honors and welcomes all faith traditions. Minority, veteran and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Laboure College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics and other categories as protected by Massachusetts law. Laboure College expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

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Assistant Professor, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA

The Department of Library and Information Studies in the Dewar College of Education and Human Services at Valdosta State University invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor.

Desired Start Date: August 1, 2019.

Applications must be received by April 19, 2019.

Applications accepted only through Valdosta State University's online employment portal at: https://valdosta.peopleadmin.com/postings/18125.

Applicants will be expected to teach in a variety of library and information studies curricular areas; conduct, present, and publish relevant scholarly research or equivalent activities; advise graduate students regarding course selection and program completion; and provide service to the Department, College and the University as well as perform other duties as assigned.

The Department of Library and Information Studies offers a fully online MLIS curriculum accredited by the American Library Association Committee on Accreditation (ALA COA).

The successful candidate will be required to maintain a physical presence at the campus during the work week.

For more information about the position contact Dr. Linda Most, Head, via email lrmost@valdosta.edu or phone 229-333-5966.

 

Required Qualifications

Earned doctorate in Library and Information Studies or closely related field (PhD or Ed.D.) and MLIS, MLS, or equivalent professional degree from an accredited library and information science graduate degree program.

  • Professional work experience in a library or information center.
  • Clearly articulated academic research agenda that demonstrates potential to meet tenure requirements and contribute to scholarly literature.
  • Online higher education course teaching experience.
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and learning, as well as scholarship.
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • Demonstrated commitment to team-based departmental management model.

 

Preferred Qualifications

Experience teaching online graduate MLIS courses. Demonstrated experience teaching in one of the following areas of LIS practice:

  • Management of information institutions
  • Information services and materials for children and young adults
  • Applied information technologies in information centers
  • Foundations of library and information science
  • Research Methods in Information Studies
  • Management of Information Resources and Collections
  • Experience in mentoring or advising students.
  • Familiarity with adult learning styles.
  • Ability to evaluate scholarly communication in student work.
  • Willingness to assist in admissions and recruiting.
  • Familiarity with learning assessment methods.
  • Understands program assessment in higher education.
  • Familiarity with American Library Association Committee on Accreditation process.
  • Demonstrated experience with project management in an academic setting.
  • Commitment to service in an academic setting.

 

Compliance Requirements

Position Requires completion of VSU's Annual Compliance Training course (such as State Business Transactions, Drug Free Workplace, Anti-Harassment Policy, Introduction to Information Security, Workers Compensation, Motor Vehicle Policy, USG Ethics Policy, Conflict of Interest/ Outside Activities Policy, Leave Procedures for Faculty and Staff, Georgia Open Records Act, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and Contracts 101. Supervisory positions require training in FMLA and Worker's Compensation.

Position Requires a Criminal Background Check.

Position May Require Credit Check (if using P-Card, working with Cash, etc.).

 

 

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Call for Proposals: ALA Diversity Research Grant

The American Library Association (ALA) Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services seeks proposals for the Diversity Research Grant program. Applications may address any diversity-related topic which addresses critical gaps in the knowledge of diversity, equity and outreach issues within library and information science. 


The Diversity Research Grant consists of a one-time $2,500 award for original research. A jury of ALA members will evaluate proposals and select up to three awards. Grant recipients will be announced ahead of the 2019 ALA Annual Conference. Researchers are invited to present interim findings at the News You Can Use Diversity Research Grant Update held each ALA Midwinter Meeting and are asked to publish findings in a publication of their choosing within one year of completing their project.


Proposals are currently being accepted for one year research projects that will be undertaken July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020. Grants should not be sought for work leading toward the completion of a degree, thesis or dissertation.

A complete proposal must include the following:

  • Cover letter,
  • One-page vita for each of the researchers involved (including ALA membership number, the Principal Investigator should hold ALA membership)
  • Concise abstract of the project
  • Description of the project detailing the justification and needs for the research project, research objectives, expected outcomes and benefits
  • Budget plan and timeline on the provided template.


Proposals are due by midnight Pacific time on April 15, 2019. 


For examples of past projects and a complete list of criteria and proposal instructions, please visit: www.ala.org/research/larks/diversity


Attendees at the ALA Midwinter Meeting can join past and presenter researchers on Sunday, Jan. 27 for a discussion group focused on proposal-writing tips and funding opportunities. The Diversity Research News You Can Use session on Saturday, Jan. 26 will include updates from currently funded research projects.  


For more information or to inquire about possible research topics, please email diversity@ala.org or call (800) 545-2433 ext. 5048.

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Call for Submissions: Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services (ABOS) Bernard Vavrek Scholarship

One of the slated purposes of the Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services is "to contribute to the education and training of library staff working in the area of bookmobile and outreach services." To help fulfill this goal, ABOS has created the Bernard Vavrek Scholarship.

It will be awarded annually to a student who is currently enrolled and has completed at least one semester in a Library and/or Information Science graduate degree program, and who is interested in this particular field within the library profession.

Dr. Bernard Vavrek, Professor of Library Science, Chair of the Library Science Department at Clarion University, recently retired after teaching at Clarion from 1971-2008. He co-founded with John Philip the "Great American Bookmobile Conference," running it for many years until ABOS was formed and took over management of the conference.

This scholarship honors Dr. Vavrek's profound commitment to library science and, in particular, bookmobile and outreach services.


II. Amount of the Award

The amount of $1,000 will be awarded annually to a qualified Library and/or Information Science student. A check will be sent directly to the ALA accredited library school where the applicant is currently enrolled to be applied to the next term of study.


III. Eligibility Requirements


The applicant must:

  • Be currently enrolled and have completed at least one semester in a graduate degree program in Library and/or Information Science program at an ALA-accredited library school.
  • Maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or better.
  • Demonstrate an interest in outreach/bookmobile librarianship.


IV. Application Requirements/Checklist

  • Your name
  • Your contact information including mailing address, phone number, and email address
  • The name and contact information of the ALA-accredited library school which you are attending
  • A copy of your most recent transcript showing a grade point average of 3.0 or better
  • A personal narrative showcasing your interest in outreach/bookmobile librarianship
  • Two letters of reference
  • Please send all application materials to the ABOS Awards Chair - awards@abos-outreach.com


V. Key Dates

  • This scholarship is awarded in October of each year.

 

2019 applications for the Bernard Vavrek Scholarship are now open!

  • All submissions are due by July 31, 2019.

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Call for Papers: RAILS 2019

ThemeTowards Critical Information Research, Education and Practice
Location: St Mark's National Theological Centre, 15 Blackall St, Barton, ACT.
Conference Dates: 28-29 October 2019
Submission Deadline: 30 June 2019
Acceptance Notification: 31 July 2019

 

RAILS is the Australasian conference on Research Applications in Information and Library Studies, the main gathering in Australasia for academic and practitioner researchers and educators in information studies and related disciplines, including librarianship, archival science, and social and community informatics. RAILS has been held annually since 2004. The 15th RAILS conference will be hosted by the School of Information Studies of Charles Sturt University and held at CSU's Canberra Campus from 28-29 October 2019. The conference will also incorporate the Australasian Information Educators' Symposium (AIES) 2019.

 

Increasingly it is recognised that the information professions have a vital role to play in combatting social injustice, social exclusion, digital divides, censorship, filtering, and misinformation, and attempts to undermine democracy, freedom of information and the right to know, be remembered and be forgotten. This role requires practitioners to take a critical view of their own practice, and for this view to be underpinned by similarly critical research, scholarship and professional education. Academic and practitioner researchers, educators, and students are encouraged to submit proposals for full papers, panels, customised sessions and posters on the conference theme, "Towards Critical Information Research, Education and Practice". The theme should be broadly interpreted, and we encourage all types of theoretical and evidence-based contributions, including professional case studies which describe, evaluate and discuss the implications for practice of a workplace initiative.

 

Proposals for full papers, panels, customised sessions and posters are invited. All proposals are to be submitted through the EasyChair system by Sunday 30 June 2019. Notifications will be sent by Wednesday 31 July 2019. If you have any questions about the submission process, please contact Philip Hider at phider@csu.edu.au. Proposals with a focus on professional or continuing education and teaching will be allocated to the AIES 2019 component of the conference.

 

Please note that authors of accepted papers, panels, and posters will be invited to write up their RAILS presentations for submission to a special RAILS issue of the Journal of the Australian Library and Information Association, scheduled to be published in 2020. Papers may be submitted as full research papers, research in practice papers or information in practice papers. Instructions for authors are available here: https://tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=ualj21. The due date for these submissions is provisionally scheduled as 31 January 2020.

 

Full Papers 
To submit a full paper proposal:

  1. Enter the names and contact information for all contributors (only in the
    online form);
  2. Enter the title of paper;
  3. Add 3 to 5 keywords;
  4. Choose "Full paper" as the submission type;
  5. Upload your extended abstract (i.e. proposal) of up to 500 words
    (excluding references) in PDF format;
  6. As all extended abstracts will be blind peer reviewed, please ensure that
    author names and affiliations do not appear in the uploaded document;
  7. Full papers are not required before the conference.

 

The presentation of accepted full papers will be allocated 20 minutes, with an additional 10 minutes allocated for Q&A after the presentation.

 

Panel Discussions 
To submit a proposal for 3-member panel discussions on an emerging topic related to the theme of the conference:-

  1. Enter the names and contact information for the proposed panel members (only in the online form);
  2. Enter the title of panel;
  3. Add 3 to 5 keywords;
  4. Choose "Panel Discussion or Customised Session" as the submission type;
  5. Upload your extended abstract (i.e. proposal) of up to 750 words (excluding
    references) in PDF format;
  6. As all extended abstracts will be blind peer reviewed, please ensure that the
    names of the proposed panel members do not appear in the uploaded
    document.

 

Accepted panel discussions will be allocated 1 hour in total, including about 12 minutes for each of the three panellists' initial presentations, with an additional 24 minutes allocated for discussion with the floor.

 

Customized Sessions
To submit a proposal for a customised session of either 1 or 1.5 hours in duration:-

  1. Enter the names and contact information for all lead contributors (only in
    the online form);
  2. Enter the title of session;
  3. Add 3 to 5 keywords;
  4. Choose "Panel Discussion or Customised Session" as the submission type;
  5. Upload your extended abstract (i.e. proposal) of up to 1,000 words
    (excluding references) in PDF format. In the abstract, please specify the
    proposed duration (1 or 1.5 hours).;
  6. Proposals will be considered by the full membership of the Program
    Committee.

 

Posters
To submit a poster proposal:

  1. Enter the names and contact information for all contributors;
  2. Enter the title of poster;
  3. Add 3 to 5 keywords;
  4. Choose "Poster" as the submission type;
  5. Upload your extended abstract (i.e. proposal) of up to 250 words
    (excluding references) it in PDF format.

 

Accepted posters should be of about A1 size. At least of their authors should be in attendance at the conference to present and field questions from delegates.

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Call for Papers: Serving the Whole Person in GLAMS

The study of, and discourse around, galleries, libraries, archives and museums (GLAMs) has traditionally focused on cognitive processes in these institutions. This special issue of JALIA on 'Serving the Whole Person in GLAMs' seeks to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in learning more about how these institutions serve the whole person. Drawing from the National Wellness Institute's (NWI) frame10work, Six Dimensions of Wellness (emotional, occupational, physical, social, intellectual and spiritual), this issue seeks to explore the whole person in GLAM contexts.


The classical idea of a library is of a space to exercise your mind. Museums too have been strongly positioned as sites of learning. And yet a growing body of literature suggests that libraries and museums, for example, are currently (Celano, Knapczyk, & 15Neuman, 2018; Goulding & Crump, 2017; Packer, 2008; Whiteman et al., 2018), and have been in the past (Buggeln, 2012; Stauffer, 2016), spaces that stimulate and support the body as well as the spirit. For example, in 2012, Minnesota public librarian Sara Zettervall opened up a conversation on what she calls 'whole person librarianship' based on interactions she was having with colleagues in the field of social work. The 20concept has since spread to studies of U.S. academic libraries (Lockman, 2015; Warner, 2016), particularly around how to serve the 'whole student' (e.g. Smith, Lock, & Webb, 2016). In archives, research on affect and the archives point to similar interests in how archives engage whole people (Cifor and Gilliland (2016). And in the museum context, there is an increasing interest in expanding the museum beyond its traditional learning 25walls, as a site for meaning-making, mindfulness (e.g. Smith & Zimmermann, 2017), healing (e.g. Silverman, 2010) and well-being (e.g. Chatterjee & Noble, 2016).


By bringing together work across the GLAM fields, this special issue seeks to stimulate discussion on how GLAMs serve the whole person. We are particularly interested in research, theoretical and empirical, and models on GLAMs as sites for 30the whole person (emotional, occupational, physical, social, intellectual and spiritual). Below are a few suggestions for submissions:


(1) Contemplative Practice, Mindfulness, Restoration in GLAMs 
(2) Play in GLAMs 
(3) Physical activity and fitness in GLAMs 35
(4) GLAMs as physical refuges from environmental threats 
(5) GLAMs as site of stress reduction and positive mental health
(6) GLAMs as Sacred and Profane Spaces

We invite contributions to this special issue that addresses these and other facets of how GLAM institutions serve the whole person. Research and evaluation of practice drawing 40on a wide range of methods is welcomed. JALIA traditionally publishes three article types: Peer reviewed full research papers, peer reviewed research-in-practice papers and editorially reviewed information-in-practice papers, and we will also entertain submissions in a variety of novel representational formats.


JALIA is the official journal of the Australian Library and Information Association and published by Taylor and Francis. Instructions for authors and a link to the journal's submission system are available from the JALIA's web pages here.


The JALIA editors encourage authors to post an open access version of the full text 50of the Accepted Manuscript (AM) version of their paper to an institutional or subject repository and if they wish also to personal or departmental websites, immediately upon publication. For more information see here.

 

References

Buggeln, G. (2012). Museum space and the experience of the sacred. Christ College Faculty Publications. Retrieved from http://scholar.valpo.edu/cc_fac_pub/10

Celano, D. C., Knapczyk, J. J., & Neuman, S. B. ( 2018). Public libraries harness the power of play. YC Young Children, 73(3), 68-74.

Chatterjee, H., & Noble, G. (2016). Museums, health and well-being. London: Routledge. Cifor, M., & Gilliland, A. J. (2016). Affect and the archives, archives and their affects: An introduction to the special issue). Archival Science, 16(1), 1-6.

Goulding, A., & Crump, A. ( 2017). Developing inquiring minds: Public library programming for babies in Aotearoa New Zealand. Public Library Quarterly, 36(1), 26-42.

Lockman, R. (2015). Academic librarians and social justice: A call to microactivism. College & Research Libraries News, 76(4), 193-194.

Packer, J. (2008). Beyond learning: Exploring visitors' perceptions of the value and benefits of 75museum experiences. Curator: The Museum Journal, 51(1), 33-54.

Silverman, L. H. (2010). The social work of museums. London: Routledge. Retrieved from http://public.eblib.com/EBLPublic/PublicView.do?ptiID=465568

Smith, J. S., & Zimmermann, C. (2017). The sanctuary series: Co-creating transformative museum experiences. Journal of Museum Education, 42(4), 362-368. 

Smith, S., Lock, M. B., & Webb, M. ( 2016, May). A library for the whole student: Creating a culture of health & wellness at your library. ACRL e-Learning Webcasts, Webinar.  

Stauffer, S. M. (2016). Supplanting the saloon evil and other loafing habits: Utah's librarygymnasium movement, 1907-1912. The Library Quarterly, 86(4), 434-448.

Warner, E. J. (2016). The power of encouragement: The role of Christian academic librarians in 85supporting the whole student. The Christian Librarian, 59(1), 13.

Whiteman, E. D., Dupuis, R., Morgan, A. U., D'Alonzo, B., Epstein, C., Klusaritz, H., & Cannuscio, C. C. (2018). Public libraries as partners for health. Preventing Chronic Disease, 15, E64.

 

Contacts

For further information on this special issue please contact guest editors :

Kiersten F. Latham or Noah Lenstra

 

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Save the Date: 13th Annual Digital Commonwealth Conference

The Digital Commonwealth Conference Committee invites you to register for its 13th Annual Conference, centered around the theme of "Responsibilities in the Digital Age"

When: Tuesday April 9th, 2019.

Where: Hogan Center, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA 

 

Register online for the conference here.

 

The keynote speaker is Peter Hirtle, Alumni Fellow of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, who will speak on "Learning to Live with the Legal Risks of Digital Collections".

An annual update on the Digital Commonwealth Collection's Wooden Anniversary will be given during lunch by Eben English, Digital Repository Services Manager at the Boston Public Library.

 

Find more information on the keynote speakers and their presentations here.

Nine other speakers in three parallel break out sessions will address varying topics centered around the overall theme, including: 

  • Building a Community-Based Digital Archive: The Trials, Tribulations, and Thrills of LBGTQintheWoo.org
  • Caring for Your Distant Researcher: Establishing Connection and Trust in the Digital Age
  • Copyright and Intellectual Property Law: Q&A with An Expert
  • Hyperlocal Histories and Digital Storytelling: Encouraging Creative, Collaborative, and Responsible Uses of Digital Collections
  • Modeling and Viewing Three-Dimensional Artwork
  • North Andover High School History Learning Lab: Our Mission and Our Digital Responsibility
  • Rights Statements as Essential Practice
  • Visualizing W. E. B. Du Bois: Bringing Archives into the Digital Age
  • Words with Friends: Digital Preservation Peer Assessment

Find more information on the breakout session speakers and their presentations here.

 

Early registration (deadline extended to March 22nd, 2019) is $110 (members), $145 (non-members).

After March 22nd, 2019, registration is $125 (members), $160 (non-members).


Discounted registration of $50 is available for students who are: 

a) Enrolled in a full time undergraduate or graduate program relating to libraries and/or archives 
b) Enrolled in two or more classes for the current semester

 

Questions? Contact Glynda Benham, membership@digitalcommonwealth.org, 617-431-3933

 

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Library Technician 3, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

The Valley Library at Oregon State University (OSU) has an opening for someone that is looking to work for an organization that values civility, respect, and inclusivity. We are looking to hire a Library Technician 3 staff member in the Resource Acquisitions and Sharing (RAS) Department at OSU's main campus library.  The person in this position will work on facilitating orders and purchase requests, fostering vendor and customer relationships, improving and documenting work-flows, and so much more! This is a dynamic, forward-thinking position in a work environment that promotes leadership, growth, and independent decision-making. 

 

Mininum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree plus two years of current (within 5 years) experience in a Library; OR 4 years of current library experience. 
  • Advanced proficiency in multiple library specific computer applications, e.g., integrated library systems, database applications, institutional repository; content management systems.

Some positions may also require in-depth knowledge of specialty area(s), e.g., original cataloging, complex copy cataloging, serials management, ILL management, government documents, image resources, music.

 

OSU offers great benefits for their employees. The monthly salary for this position will fall within the range of $2825-$4259. Starting salary range is commensurate with experience.

 

To read the full job description and apply for the job, please visit:  https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/73552 Posting number: P002029CT  

 

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by April 1, 2019.  

 

OSU is an AA/EOE/Vets/Disabled.   

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bio Generator Lead, EQUITAS, Essex, VT

EQUITAS is a life science strategy, insight, and technology company founded on the values of kindness, fearlessness, and empowerment with the mission of improving healthcare globally. Our Headquarters is located in Essex, VT. EQUITAS fosters a dynamic team with an unprecedented level of internal collaboration; allowing for a   supportive and connected environment where each individual has a voice and contributes to the success of the team. This unique setting provides endless opportunities to engage professionals looking to pursue a career in healthcare, all within a guided space.


Consulting is a unique, fast-paced, and rewarding career. Our team comes from a diverse set of backgrounds in the life sciences and beyond, and we encourage all interested individuals to apply. Regardless of your background, the key to success in consulting will be a desire to learn, adapt, and inform. We offer opportunities beyond the generic consulting role, blurring the lines between consultants, researchers, educators, software engineers, data scientists, graphic designers, and marketers, to offer an all-encompassing experience tailored to your interests and skillset.


Strategy consulting is a research-intensive position that allows you to indirectly benefit millions of patients worldwide by helping to increase access to their life-saving medications, medical devices, and diagnostic equipment. We address a broad range of our client partner's needs, including but not limited to clinical trial design, current therapeutic options and outlook, pricing strategy, training and workshops, enabling technology platforms, and everything in between. Current areas of focus include diabetes, oncology, immunology, neurology, rare diseases, pain management, women's health, and much more. You will also learn the fundamentals of the drug approval process, pharmaceutical or medical device manufacturers operations, and the state of healthcare globally.


In addition to providing consulting services to our client partners, we are pleased to introduce bio™, an innovative mobile and desktop app offering business Insights on demand, that allows subscribers to get the answers they need for the decisions they make. bio synergizes knowledge sharing, data analytics, and decision support for healthcare industry professionals. Insights are brought to our client partners through White Rabbit e-Healthcare Solutions, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of EQUITAS.


We are looking to expand our bio team with a permanent full-time position based in our Headquarters.  


This opportunity, for a bio Generator Lead, would be ideal for someone who is passionate about secondary research, database development, and information management and delivery. We welcome folks with diverse backgrounds as varied as Library Science to Business Development and everything in between!


Interested parties may contact:

Barbara Murphy

bio Sr. Engagement Curator &

EQUITASer Engagement

Email: bam@equitasls.com


EQUITAS is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of EQUITAS to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, parental status, age, veteran status, handicap, disability, or any other status protected by law.

 

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Intern, Knights of Columbus Supreme Council Archives, New Haven, CT

The Archive Intern will assist the Supreme Council Archivist in collecting, preserving, and sharing the Knights of Columbus' 135+ year legacy, allowing both members and the general public to forge meaningful connections with the organization's history. This is a unique opportunity for those who have an interest in fraternal organizations, religious history, and/or archives in museums.


This internship provides a unique opportunity to work in an evolving corporate archive that recently has reorganized, is migrating its database to ArchivesSpace, and is migrating finding aids online. The work of interns will be integral in processing the collections and establishing foundational processes and procedures for the archive to move forward.


Internships can be arranged for any term. Preference given to LIS or History graduate students, but undergraduate internships will be considered. A minimum of 150 hours of work is preferred, but shorter internships may be arranged.


Responsibilities

Interns will benefit from exposure to a wide variety of archival tasks. Projects include, but are not necessarily limited to:

  • Processing and rehousing of physical assets.
  • Preparation of finding aid for entry into ArchivesSpace, a content management system (CMS).
  • Research supporting the archivist with day-to-day activities, such as research request fulfillment.

 

Required Education, Skills, and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree preferred.
  • Graduate students in Library and Information Science or History with concentrations in Archival Administration or Library Science.
  • Familiarity with archival best practices.
  • Experience with archival research.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze, organize, and prioritize.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Excel.
  • Familiarity with content management systems. Experience with ArchivesSpace highly desirable.
  • All interns must pass a drug-screening and background check before beginning their internship.

 

Working Conditions

  • Office Environment
  • Moderate Lifting (15-30 lbs)
  • Monday - Friday Hours
  • Tobacco and Drug Free

 

How to Apply: Submit cover letter, resume, and 2 letters of reference to VivianLea Solek, Archivist, Knights of Columbus Supreme Council Archives, vivianlea.solek@kofc.org.

Application materials are due by April 15. Internship to begin in May or as arranged.

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Reference and Instruction Librarian, Quinebaug Valley Community College, Danielson, CT

The Reference & Instruction Librarian position is a proactive, innovative, student-oriented teaching librarian with proven success in instructional design and curriculum development to lead our expanding metaliteracy program and join our team-oriented library. Challenging opportunity for a self-starter to design new curriculum, collaborate with teaching faculty, deliver and assess instruction that incorporates emerging information technologies, create and assess active learning environments on-ground and online. Position requires scheduling flexibility to teach occasional evening classes in both Danielson and Willimantic.


Anticipated Starting Date: June 2019


Qualifications:

  • MLIS from an ALA-accredited program by the time of employment.
  • Strong commitment to public services and demonstrated passion for teaching information literacy skills to classes and individuals.
  • Demonstrated ability to differentiate instruction; to teach, and to create engaging learning spaces both on-ground and online; to motivate students; and, to assess learning and program outcomes.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of trends in instructional design, student learning, and assessment.
  • Demonstrated skills with web productivity tools, learning management systems, content management and curation platforms.
  • Essential skills include effective interpersonal, oral, written and multimedia communication and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team with a diverse population of students, faculty, staff and community members.


Strongly Preferred:

  • Instructional design certificate or teaching certification.
  • 2+ years related teaching or instructional design experience for online, blended/hybrid, and on-ground courses.
  • 1+ year related reference experience in an educational setting or academic library experience.
  • Familiarity with and dedication to creating accessible content, including familiarity with WCAG.
  • Demonstrated success designing curriculum within the ACRL Framework.
  • Familiarity with Ex Libris Primo and Alma.

Successful candidates will demonstrate exceptional experience with: innovative teaching technologies; Blackboard Learn or other LMS; LibGuides or similar content management and curation platform; video production, editing, and animation tools; web design; discovery tools and ILMS; the ability to conceptualize, communicate and execute plans to meet short- and longterm goals; and, enthusiasm for tackling all aspects of the job description with creativity and flexibility.


Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are invited to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position and provide appropriate references. Exceptions to the degree requirements may be made for compelling reasons.


Responsibilities: Working under the direction of the Director of Library Services, the candidate performs a broad range of professional library services, including metaliteracy instruction design, delivery, and assessment; reference services; technical services, and collection development.


Salary: $63,093 per year (CCP 18) plus a full State of Connecticut benefits package


Application Deadline: April 8, 2019


Application Procedure: E-mail a completed Community College Application (found at http://www.ct.edu/files/pdfs/Employment-Application.pdf), a current résumé, cover letter, and unofficial transcript(s) to: Stephanie Wilcox, Human Resources Assistant - swilcox@qvcc.edu


Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply.


Quinebaug Valley Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record in its programs or activities. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Paul Martland, Section 504/ADA Coordinator, , EEO Officer and Title IX Coordinator, , 860-932-4124; Quinebaug Valley Community College, 742 Upper Maple Street, Danielson, CT 06239

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Library Director, George Holmes Bixby Memorial Library, Francestown, NH

The library in Francestown, New Hampshire is seeking an outgoing, organized, and enthusiastic person to fill the position of Library Director. Francestown is a friendly community of about 1,500 residents, located in the scenic Monadnock region approximately 12 miles from Peterborough. It is convenient to Concord, Manchester, and Nashua. The library building is located in a renovated historic building in the center of the town.


Description

The Library Director is the front-line person in creating a welcoming environment for all ages. They are expected to be comfortable working closely with library patrons, town administrators, and the Board of Trustees. Excellent oral and written communication skills and a service-oriented attitude are required.

The Director exercises judgment in making administrative decisions including personnel, public relations, collection development, budget management, program creation & implementation, and supervision. The director reports to the elected Board of Trustees and provides leadership to 2-3 part time staff and volunteers.

The Director serves as the spokesperson for the library to the community and represents the library in interactions with town officials.

 

Educational/Professional Requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience is required; a Master's degree in Library Science or a related field is preferred.
  • At least 3 years' experience in the field or relevant experience judged by the Trustees and Selection Committee to be commensurate for this position.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and proficiency with technology are required.

 

Skills Required 

  • Strong proficiency with computers, library technology, internet, and social media.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and maintain positive working relationships with the Board of Trustees, library staff, and the general public.
  • Knowledge of management principles and public library administration including budgeting, organization, personnel, and public relations.
  • Ability to supervise the Library's collection development, including the selection and withdrawal of books, periodicals, audio-visual and electronic materials.
  • The ability to multi-task and provide quality customer service is essential.

 

Salary

This is a 27 hour a week position with a pay rate of $18.96/hour.

For more information about the job please view the Library's webpage: Town of Francestown, NH - Library - Employment - Director's Job Description. 


To Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three reference contacts (2 must be professional) to the Francestown Library Director Selection Committee at FTGHBMLibrary@gmail.com. Review of applications will begin March 29, 2019. Anticipated start date is June 1, 2019. The position will remain open until filled.

Francestown is an equal opportunity employer.

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Manager of Biomedical Applications Integration and the Identity Management Process, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, D.C.

The Manager of Biomedical Applications Integration and the Identity Management Process is the in-house technical expert for all of the Dahlgren Memorial Library [DML] applications in support of the research, education and patient care missions of DML & the Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC). Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Resources & Access Management, this position has duties that include but are not limited to:
 
  • Supporting health and life sciences resource 24/7/365 access and identity management 
  • Serving as the primary technical liaison between the library, internal constituencies, and health and life science resource vendors
  • Performing advanced resource use analysis and running reports for use by DML senior management, Medical Center administration & external parties
  • Administering the integrated library system    
  • Integrating knowledge resources and identity management for initiatives towards open science, data management and clinical partnerships
  • Maintaining the functionality and content of DML web and web resources with a focus on the time-sensitive needs of the biomedical researcher and ADA compliance
  • Managing constant, on-going interoperability between library applications and other systems & services 
  • Providing guidance on best practices for health sciences resource meta-data
  • Exploring new library technologies and making recommendations for further investigation and potential acquisition in support of the medical and research community
  • New graduates are encouraged to apply.

Requirements
  • Library Science, Information Science, Computer Science or other relevant Masters Degree from an accredited institution
  • Significant experience in managing and integrating systems, applications and data for a library or similar organization.
  • Evidence of excellent oral and written skills; ability to communicate clearly and effectively and work well with diverse members of an academic medical center community, including co-workers.
  • Demonstrated understanding of client/server environments, information standards, data and web applications.
  • Strong service orientation. Willingness to learn new skills and quickly adapt to changes in technology and the academic environment.
  • Commitment to accuracy and attention to detail; excellent organizational and project management skills; ability to work in a fast-paced, team environment.

Preferred Skills
  • Experience supporting the research, teaching and clinical efforts of an academic health and life science community.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Web site management and API programming skills
  • Knowledge of library/information integration into EMR/HER [Electronic Medical Records / Health Records] a strong plus.
  • Extensive experience with ILS management and authentication
  • Advanced knowledge of system and data standards in a library or university setting.
  • AHIP [Academy of Health Information Professionals] accreditation; expected to pursue accreditation once hired.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Preliminary phone interviews will result in 2-5 candidates invited for on-site interviews until the position is filled.

 

To Apply 

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Archivist, PTFS, Ft. Belvoir, VA

PTFS, a leading systems integration company specializing in content management and library services/solutions, has an opening for an Archivist with a background in academic reference.

 

As the Library Archivist you will support the curriculum of our government client in Ft. Belvoir, VA and the research, consulting, and professional development of its staff, faculty, and students by:

  1. Assembling, preserving, and providing access to a collection of publications relating to all aspects of the Defense acquisition process.
  2. Identifying and collecting self-instructional packages in multimedia formats to support the personal and professional development of DAU students, staff, and faculty.
  3. Will also be responsible for maintaining and supporting search, retrieval, storage, and the interface to all Library digital assets and providing information access services to patrons.
  4. Demonstrated experience using electronic library resources (EBSCOHost, OCLC, ProQuest, SirsiDynix Symphony)
  5. Demonstrated experience in developing content on Springshare LibGuides.
  6. Perform original research and reference service for faculty, staff, students, and external customers
  7. Perform reference interviews and follow-up via various format deliveries (e.g. in person, email, phone, video, teleconferencing)
  8. Appraises and edits permanent records, historically valuable documents, and digital media, Participates in research activities based on archival materials, and directs safekeeping of archival documents and materials: Analyzes documents, such as government records, minutes of meetings, digital artifacts, and nonprofit foundation charters, by ascertaining date of writing, author, or original recipient of letter, and assessing value to collecting organization.
  9. Prepares or directs preparation of document descriptions and reference aids for use of archives, such as accession lists, indexes, metadata, guides, bibliographies, abstracts, and microfilmed copies of documents.
  10. Digitizes a variety of images and archival materials such as, photographs, negatives, slides, transparencies, diaries, albums, drawings, booklets, scrapbooks, ledgers, etc.
  11. Maintains metadata on scanning processes and service and research assistance files in digital asset management database system, reference by supplying available materials and information according to military, and social history of period.
  12. Selects and edits documents for publication and display, according to knowledge of subject, content and techniques for and display. Participates in outreach activities and other duties in support of the mission.

 


Required Qualifications

Minimum 2 years demonstrated experience appraising and editing permanent records and historically valuable documents.


Ability to participate in research activities based on archival materials.


Experience directing the safekeeping of archival documents, digital artifacts, and materials.


Minimum 2 years demonstrated experience analyzing documents, such as government records, minutes of meetings, digital artifacts, and nonprofit foundation charters, by ascertaining date of writing, author, or original recipient of letter, and assessing value to collecting organization. 


At least 2 years demonstrated hands on experience with document digitization.


Broad knowledge of archival principles and procedures gained from one of the required Degrees. 



Education Requirement 


Masters of Library Science degree or Bachelor's degree in archival science or Bachelor's degree with a major that includes 18 semester hours in archival science is required.



Preferred Skills 


SIRSI Dynix, Building Collections, Cataloging

 

Application Instructions

To view the full position and apply, please follow this link. 

 

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Research Library Intern, Abt Associates, Cambridge, MA

Abt Associates is defined by its mission: to improve the quality of life and economic well-being of people worldwide. That mission drives our top positioning in research and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. We use rigorous approaches to solving complex challenges, and are regularly ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms and one of the top 40 international development innovators.  The company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in more than 40 countries.


Abt Associates is looking for a current MLIS student this spring to help support the library services and learn more about working in a corporate library setting. The intern will assist with a variety of ongoing tasks associated with the Abt Research Library services which include:

  • Organization of print and digital collections
  • Manage Interlibrary loan retrievals
  • Support on literature search and research requests from staff

 

The intern will work under the direction of the Abt Research Librarian. Successful candidates will have interest in reference work and searching. 

 

Skills required: 

  • Enrolled in a library science program 
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Familiarity with library online cataloging and management systems
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written


Interested applicants can email Katherine Smith at Katherine_Smith@abtassoc.com. 

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Multiple Positions, Sno-Isle Libraries, Multiple Locations, WA

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

THE APPLICATION PROCESS

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

Applications time out after 30 minutes. It is recommended that you save often, or copy and paste your supplemental question responses from a Word document to ensure no progress is lost.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Facilities Coordinator

Location: Service Center (Marysville)
Pay Range: $24.84 - $34.04 Hourly
Hours per week: 40
Job Requisition: 16228

Closing Date: March 31, 2019

Job Summary

Under the direction of the Facilities Manager, support the administration and recordkeeping of all facilities and fleet operations. This position will be the initial  customer contact for internal and external customers and contractors in the general support and communication of information from the Facilities Department.

Essential Functions
Assist the Facilities Manager in all aspects of facilities services and project implementation.

Support the Facilities team with external contacts, scheduling, and communications as needed.

Manage the security and access-control databases in conjunction with their assigned contractors.

Coordinate Facilities work requests to Facilities staff or contractors on a daily basis.

Coordinate Facilities related administrative tasks, activities, purchasing, and support systems.

Maintain and update facilities administrative policies and processes as directed.

Draft, edit, modify, and maintain all Facilities bid documents and other bid information or contract documents.

Maintain EPA Energy Star database and utility bill usage, and other KPI reporting requirements monthly.

Manage off site inventory, related churn, and small FFE replacement programs, repairs, and warranty.

Maintain Geotab GPS fleet tracking system, print reports, and update backup files for DDC systems.

Act as the primary ITASC system coordinator for the Facilities team; receive and assigning all work requests, create purchase orders, enter additional details as needed, provide overall system support.


F/T Library Associate At Large

Location: Multiple Locations
Pay Range: $24.84 - $34.04 Hourly
Hours per week: 40
Job Requisition: 16091

Closing Date: March 18, 2019

Sno-Isle Libraries is recruiting for a full-time Library Associate position to provide information services, instruction, technical skills, reader's advisory, and programming services in all five Whidbey Island locations (Clinton, Langley, Freeland, Coupeville, Oak Harbor).

The incumbent will be supervised at the Freeland library and be expected to travel from one location to another, sometimes on short notice, as staffing needs require. There are times the person in the position will work in two different libraries on the same day. Mileage between library locations is reimbursed.This position may include morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend hours including Sundays.

Successful candidate may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on library needs.


Job Summary
Perform skilled paraprofessional library support services to contribute to the Library District's effective operation.

Essential Functions
Provide general, basic reference and information service by: assisting customers in the use of library facilities, equipment, resources, and services. Refer complex readers' advisory and reference questions to a Librarian or appropriate staff member.

Provide courteous and efficient customer service by performing circulation desk tasks.

Create and present programming for all customer groups as assigned.

Develop program materials, including reading lists, promotional displays, and presentation materials.

Provide training to customers in basic library skills including the use of public computers, catalog and reference computers, Internet, and devices.

Assist customers in resolving technical problems or issues. Maintain and troubleshoot equipment utilized in a community library.

Perform other library support services including opening and closing buildings and assisting in maintaining the library in neat, clean, and orderly condition.

Perform collection maintenance activities through the use of reports and data, to include weeding the collection for condition as well as reallocation of library materials.

May be designated in charge of the community library in the absence of other supervisory staff or building manager.

 

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(2) Program Support Assistants - Circulation Department, Needham Free Public Library, Needham, MA

The Town of Needham's Public Library is seeking highly skilled individuals to fill the positions of Program Support Assistants (Library Assistant - Circulation Department). While both positions are part-time, one Program Support Assistant will work reguarly scheduled hours and the other Program Support Assistant will work as a substitue. 


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

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


Requirements:

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

  • Excellent customer service skills and capacity to interact effectively and tactfully with the general public
  • Familiarity with computers
  • Capability to perform detailed work accurately and efficiently
  • Capacity to adapt to new technologies 
  • Ability to stand for extended durations, bending, lifting up to 40lbs and pushing book carts


Weekly Work Schedule:

   Substitute

  • Availability include at least 2 mornings, afternoon, or evening shifts and one full weekend day per week
  • Shifts vary depending on department need each week

   Scheduled

  • Work schedule will consist of daytime, evening, rotating Saturday & Sunday hours as scheduled

 

 

How to Apply:                                                                                                                                                        

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

Email:  hr@needhamma.gov

Fax:    781-455-0165

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

Applications will be accepted until 5 PM on Thursday, March 28, 2019  


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

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Part-Time Adjunct Faculty Members, North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC

The School of Library and Information Sciences at North Carolina Central University (Durham, NC) is seeking qualified applicants for part-time adjunct faculty for online courses in both Library and Information Science. Adjunct Faculty appointments are per semester, contingent upon enrollment. We seek candidates that hold (preferable) or is pursuing a PhD in their respective fields, and are able to teach in the upcoming summer session and possibly fall session, starting on May 1, 2019. 


At SLIS, we engage in research and service to provide accredited educational pathways in library science and information sciences. We serve the public interest and critical workforce needs globally in areas related to organizing information, and making it accessible and useful. We offer two degrees: Master of Library Science (with concentrations in Academic, Public, Special, Digital and School Librarianship, and, Archives and Records Management), and a Master of Information Sciences (with concentrations in Strategic Information Management, Networking and Communications, and Health Informatics). 


Below are the courses for which adjuncts are sought. If qualified and interested, please submit your resume to aphilpott@nccu.edu by Monday, April 1, 2019 for immediate consideration. After review, selected applicants will be contacted and invited to formally apply. 


LSIS 5000 • Foundations of Librarianship and Information Services The history and development of librarianship and information science, the functions of information-oriented agencies, the professional ethics that guide practitioners, and current trends and issues in the field. 


LSIS 5010 • Information Systems in Organizations The role of information systems in organizations, how they relate to organizational structure, basic concepts such as the systems point of view, the organization of a system, information flow, and the nature of information systems. 


LSIS 5440 • Data-mining and Management with Statistical Analysis Applications Overview of data mining and its application in business. Topics include data mining models such as decision trees, genetic algorithms, neural nets, agent network technology; the data mining process and practical, available data mining tools. 


LSIS 5810 • Research Methods Methods of research relevant in librarianship or information science


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

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Call for Proposals: Open Information Science - Information Studies, Race, and Racism

As Safiya Noble asserts in her seminal work Algorithms of Oppression "The cultural practices of our society...are part of the ways in which race-neutral narratives have increased investments in Whiteness" (p. 59). There is a need to disrupt these race-neutral narratives in Information Studies research and there is a growing body of work that does just that by re-orienting Information Studies research to centralize discussions of race and racism.

 

Many researchers also use critical theories to help analyze their findings or are offering counter-narratives highlighting minoritized actors (such as women and people of color). Re-centering Information Studies by contextualizing it within an analysis of how race and racism affects our field changes what we think we know, and our understandings about Information Studies. Only when these alternate narratives are integrated into the fabric of Information Studies research can Information Studies begin interrogating the long held beliefs in our field.



We are intentionally casting a wide net and invite authors from a broad range of professional and academic backgrounds to contribute to this special issue of Open Information Science journal. We are asking for submissions that centralize the theme of Information Studies, race and racism, in order to evolve the field into a more critical theoretical foundation that moves away from colorblind ideology and narratives of neutrality, which only serve to disguise the ubiquity of whiteness.



The scope of this issue might include, but is not limited to,  research on:

  • Anti-racism methods in Information Studies
  • Critical Race Theory and Information Studies
  • Deconstructing 'colorblindness' in Information Studies and/or information institutions
  • Intersectional analysis of Information Studies (race and : gender, sexuality, class, disability and ableism, indigeneity,
  • Classifications, cataloging, and taxonomies
  • Analysis of whiteness and information organizations, information institutions, or applications of whiteness studies to Information Studies
  • How notions of race and racism affect our we conceptualize and teach information literacy
  • Contemporary or historical debates around race and/or racism in information institutions (Libraries, Archives, Museums, special collections, business, education, labor, Silicon Valley, Government, incarceration)
  • Big Data, race and racism
  • Race and racism as it relates to knowledge organization
  • Anti racism or  applications of an analysis of racism of Information Studies in non-Western and/or non U.S. contexts
  • Information, surveillance, and racism



How to Submit:

Authors are kindly invited to register at our paper processing system at: http://www.editorialmanager.com/opis/ and submit their contribution.

Every manuscript should be clearly marked as intended for this special issue. All papers will go through the Open Information Science's high standards, quick, fair and comprehensive peer-review procedure. Instructions for authors are available here. In case of any questions, please contact Guest Editors or Managing Editor (katarzyna.grzegorek@degruyter.com).

As an author of Open Information Science you will benefit from:

  • transparent, comprehensive and fast peer review managed by our esteemed Guest Editor;
  • efficient route to fast-track publication and full advantage of De Gruyter e-technology;
  • no publication fees;
  • free language assistance for authors from non-English speaking regions.


The deadline is June, the 30th, 2019.

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Save the Date: NETSL Annual Spring Conference 2019

Friday, April 5, 2019 | 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

Back to Basics: Everyday Skills for Technical Services

Keynote Rhonda Evans
Electronic Resources Librarian, New York Public Library


Register NOW! (https://ams.nelib.org/event-2823566

(Registration deadline is March 22)



Morning Breakout Session Choices Include:

  • 1A - Library Inventory: a value-added approach to Collections Management
  • 1B - Basic MarcEdit skills for searching, cleaning, and enhancing your MARC data
  • 1C - Getting to know Git and GitHub for version control
  • 1D - How Technical Services Tackles "Things"

 

Afternoon Breakout Session Choices Include:

  • 2A - Giving new life to an aging catalog
  • 2B - The RDA Toolkit: from fear to cheer in an hour
  • 2C - We are not library scientists but library engineers
  • 2D - Managing copyright issues at the MIT Libraries: understanding rights to promote broader access to collections

 

For a full rundown of the conference, please use the following link. If you have any questions, let us know at netsl@nelib.org. We hope to see you there!

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Library Associate - Children's Services, Fairfield Public Library, Fairfield, CT

Nature of Work:

Assist with the implementation of Children's Library services for the public. Provide excellent customer service and strong reader advisory service to young patrons, caretakers and related community partners. Plan and execute quality children and family programs. Provide effective instruction for the use of library resources. Enhance collections and services by applying children's literature knowledge.

 

Examples of duties:

Works approximately 20-25 hours per week on the public service desk responding to information requests, reader's advisory inquiries and technology assistance/instruction.


Create and maintain displays; repair of materials; monitor the behavior of children; checking the shelving of materials and the appearance of the department, preregistering patrons for programs, collect and maintain program and department statistical information and other duties assigned by the Supervisor.


Assist with the use of technology including operation of the online library catalog, workstations, e-readers (including phones and tablets), scanners, printers and any other emerging technologies. Familiarity with STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) education/materials and their use in programming and collection development.


Under the direction of the Head of Children's Services, identifies community needs and plans and executes programs in response to those needs (including technology programming); participates in outreach opportunities assigned by the Head of Children's Services.


Actively participates in collection development/promotion and reader's advisory services.


Assist in marketing of children's services and library programs using InDesign software, library website, social media and other tools.


Inventories program and office supplies and submits orders to Head of Children's Services for purchase.


Carries out additional responsibilities assigned by Head of Children's Services and Town Librarian.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Must have excellent customer service and presentation skills, with a strong working knowledge of children's literature and childhood development. The ability to work independently and apply new technologies in a learning environment.

 

Physical Demands and Working Environment:

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

 

Salary: $55,306 - $64,839

 

Work Schedule:

35 hours per week including one (1) evening until 9 pm and one (1) Saturday per month.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree required.
  • Course work in children's literature and/or child development.
  • 2 years' work experience with children in an educational setting, library related experience preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and use of Social Media platforms.



All interested candidates should submit a completed Town of Fairfield Application, along with a resume and cover letter by March 29, 2019 to:

Town of Fairfield

Human Resources Department

Sullivan Independence Hall

725 Old Post Road

Fairfield, CT 06824

(203) 256-3057

hr@fairfieldct.org

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Librarian Intern, Robbins Library, Arlington, MA

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


Duties/descriptions:

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


Qualifications:

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


Salary/Hours:

This is an 18.5 hour a week position at $17.87 per hour. 


Closing Date: April 4


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

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Save the Date: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Calling all Wikibrarians!

 As information professionals, we know Wikipedia is immensely valuable as a platform on which to freely access information and collaboratively create knowledge. Wikipedia is a highly trafficked source for information, including health information, and our ethical and professional responsibilities are to ensure health professionals, patients, and patrons have access to high-quality, reliable health information. The National Library of Medicine is continuing our efforts to improve the information contained in Wikipedia health and medicine articles. 

 

On May 6, 2019 at the Medical Library Association and virtually across the country, we are hosting our third Wikipedia edit-a-thon. For tutorials & more information, visit https://nnlm.gov/nnlm-wikipedia-edit-thon-training. We encourage you to register for your Wikipedia account now to be ready for May, & tweet using #CiteNLM and #MLANet19!

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Library Director, Stevens Memorial Library, Ashburnham, MA

The Board of Trustees of Ashburnham, MA's Stevens Memorial Library seeks a visionary leader with strong strategic planning and financial management skills and a record of enhancing public library services.  The new director will be able to articulate, support and promote the Library's mission and collaborate with the Trustees, staff, volunteers and the community it serves.


Qualifications:

MLS from an ALA accredited program preferred; enrollment in an accredited MLS program considered; three (3) years professional experience in a library including at least one (1) year in a supervisory position; experience in a C/W MARS library preferred.


Salary:  $55,000 to $68,000 depending on experience and qualifications


Closing Date: April 15, 2019 but resumes will be accepted until the position is filled


Send: To apply, please send a letter of interest and resume by April 15, 2019 to Chair of the Board of Trustees (Ash.Library@comcast.net) )

 

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Reference and Instructional Design Librarian, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT

Central Connecticut State University invites innovative and energetic applicants for a full-time, tenure-track librarian position that will serve on the Library's Reference and Instruction team. The successful candidate will be responsible for a variety of tasks that successfully support the research needs of CCSU's students, faculty, and staff. Candidates are expected to be committed to multiculturalism and to working with a diverse student body. 

 

Required Qualifications:

  •  American Library Association accredited Master's degree in Library Science or equivalent
  • Three or more years of academic library experience providing reference and instruction to both undergraduate and graduate students
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of instructional design including creation of lesson plans and/or assignments, and student learning outcomes.
  • Experience with online learning management systems (e.g. Blackboard, D2L "Desire to Learn," Moodle, Canvas)
  • Good interpersonal skills and a demonstrated commitment to public service
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Experience working effectively with a highly diverse group of faculty, students, colleagues and the general public

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience teaching a semester long information literacy credit course
  • Familiarity with screen recording and video editing software (e.g. Camtasia, Captivate)
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively use instructional/e-learning technologies
  • Familiarity with the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education
  • Familiarity with graphic design software to create and enhance instructional learning materials and library marketing materials

 

Application and Appointment

For full consideration, applications must be received by April 15, 2019.  Salary and rank are commensurate with education and experience.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.  To begin the application process, go to www.ccsu.edu/jobs

CCSU is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer

 

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Preservation Specialist, Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC), Andover, MA

The Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) is seeking a Preservation Specialist to support its training, consulting, and outreach programs.

This full-time position will be based at NEDCC's facility in Andover, MA. Responsibilities includeconducting preservation needs assessments and writing comprehensive assessment reports; responding to preservation inquiries; presenting introductory webinars and workshops; assisting with ongoing projects related to audiovisual and digital preservation; and representing NEDCC at local, regional, and national professional meetings and conferences.

Preservation Specialists are the public face of NEDCC. As a highly collaborative department, all team members contribute to the development of new goals and projects. Our most important characteristics are a passion for cultural heritage collections and an interest in helping others see and understand the value of preservation. We are excellent communicators in person and in writing, are able to step back and see a bigger picture, and are interested in finding creative but practical solutions to difficult problems.

 

Qualifications

Minimum qualifications for the Preservation Specialist position are:

  • A Master's degree in Archives, Library and Information Science, Museum Studies, or similar; with coursework on relevant topics including, but not limited to, preservation, collections management, emergency preparedness and risk assessment, archives administration, appraisal, audiovisual preservation and reformatting, and/or digital preservation;

  • Solid understanding of general preservation best practices (disaster planning, format identification, care and handling of materials, reformatting and digitization, environmental management, etc.);

  • Strong analytical, observation, and communication skills;

  • Experience and comfort with public speaking;

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and

    backgrounds;

  • Flexibility to work both independently and as part of a team; and

  • Ability and willingness to travel regionally and nationally, up to 25%.

     

    In addition to the above, the following qualifications are desirable but are not required for consideration:

  • At least 1 year of experience working with collections-holding institutions;

  • Experience in audiovisual and/or digital preservation;

  • Experience with online instruction and in-person instruction;

  • Consulting experience.

 

About NEDCC

Founded in 1973, NEDCC is the first nonprofit center to specialize in the conservation and reformatting of paper-based materials, and has recently expanded its services to include audiopreservation. NEDCC's mission is to improve the preservation efforts of libraries, archives, historical organizations, museums, and other repositories; to provide the highest quality conservation and reformatting services to collections-holding institutions; and to provide leadership in preservation, conservation, and digital reformatting. Its services include book, paper, and photograph conservation; digital reformatting (imaging and audio); assessments and consultations; disaster assistance; online preservation education; and workshops and conferences.

 

NEDCC has consulted with organizations across the country to plan for the long-term preservation of their collections and has worked with a range of institutions to reformat their deteriorating documents, photographs, negatives, and obsolete audio materials. NEDCC has treated many of the most significant paper- based collections in the United States, including William Bradford's manuscript history of the Plymouth Plantation; the original manuscript of the Book of Mormon; Abraham Lincoln'sEmancipation Proclamation; and works of art on paper by various masters, such as Rembrandt and Degas. (See NEDCC Stories for other projects of note.) NEDCC is located in Andover, MA, twenty-five miles north of Boston. For more information, please visit www.nedcc.org.

 

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Application Process

NEDCC is an equal opportunity employer persons with the legal right to work in the United States are eligible. Only and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected  veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law

 

Salary and benefits are competitive. This position will remain open until filled. To apply, please send cover letter and resume in a single PDF to Ann Marie Willer, Director of Preservation Services, at amwiller@nedcc.org.

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Call for Papers: Centering the Marginal - Toward Inclusivity in the Documentation of Student Struggle

How have student organizers advanced diversity, equity, and inclusion at their colleges and universities?  What are the concerns of student activists in regards to documentation and preservation of their digital lives as a members of communities traditionally silenced or underdocumented in mainstream archives? How can social media records democratize archival spaces? 


Contemporary student activism is undergoing a transformation as the traditional methods of direct action through demonstrations and protests converge with online practices where organizing, communication, solicitation, and interrogation occurs primarily within digital spaces. As the discourse on centering marginalized communities within mainstream archives emerges, archivists and other information professionals are being tasked to document this rise in student activism, especially movements led by students in those communities. The archival profession must document the full scope of student life with the objective of capturing these richly diverse histories because they are pertinent to the evolution of colleges and universities and their role in society. 


Issues surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusion have historically been the most consistent area of student activism at the University of Rhode Island. That history will serve as the backdrop for the June 3, 2019 Project STAND (STudent Activism Now Documented) symposium at URI.


This forum will examine student activism through the lens of difference (including, but not limited to ability, class, gender, race, and sexual orientation) as well as the role of student organizers in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion at their colleges and universities.  It will provide vital discourse on levels of engagement of student organizers, the impact of place and space first on the development of campus culture and later on student activism, and difference as it pertains to student activism.  The forum will also include an investigation of traditional archival praxis within the realm of social media and a discussion of how to forge a more equitable relationship between the record creator and the repository.


The conveners of the second Project STAND symposium seek presentations related to the ways information professionals can best engage with student activists from vulnerable communities to ethically document their experiences and activities. For information about the first Project STAND symposium, see https://standarchives.com/stand-symposium-auc-woodruff/ 


We invite submissions from students, archivists, faculty, librarians, independent scholars, and community members - to actively participate in the conference.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Archival Praxis and activist archives
  • Archivists as activists
  • Community Archives
  • Digital Presence and Permanence
  • Digital Technologies as tools/weapons
  • Institutional Barriers
  • Intersectionalities and student activism
  • Language and Representation 
  • Organizer vs. Activist
  • Outreach
  • Post-custodial archives
  • Privacy, Ethics, Power of Consent
  • The Right to Be Forgotten
  • Silences in the Archives
  • Student activism as labor
  • The Student as Creator, Custodian, and Historian
  • Tokenism
  • University rhetoric vs. campus reality



Proposals Should Include:   
An abstract of 300-500 words, brief biographical statement (75 words), and 3-5 keywords.
Please direct questions to:  Karen Morse at kwmorse@uri.edu



More information is available at https://standarchives.com/



Deadline for Abstracts: April 8, 2019
Notifications of Acceptance will go out: April 22, 2019
Deadline for Submission of Symposium Papers: May 24, 2019
Presentation Date:  June 3, 2019

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Library Director, Lake Region Public Library, Devils Lake, ND

Department: Public Library

Reports to: Library Board of Directors

FLSA status: Exempt

Salary Range: $40,000 - $50,000 

 

Scope of the Position

Library Director reports directly to the Board of Trustees, and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Library operations to efficiently and effectively serve the needs of the Lake Region community. We are seeking a candidate with strong communication, supervisory, technical and budgetary skills who will lead the Lake Region Public Library in its service to the community.

 

Qualifications

  • A Master of Library Science (MLS) from an ALA-Accredited institution is preferred; however, a master's degree or bachelor's degree in a related or appropriate field will be considered.
  • Three years of library experience preferred
  • One year of supervisory experience preferred

 

Essential Duties

  1. Relate effectively with Board, staff, patrons, and others in the community.
  2. Assist Library Foundation with Fundraising initiatives.
  3. Hire, train, and supervise staff, including: 
    • Set and follow necessary personnel procedures implementing the City policies and laws
    • Prioritize, schedule and assign staff duties; as well as evaluate and provide feedback
    • Create a positive work environment
  1. Oversee collection development, including print and non-print resources:
    • Maintain balance in ensuring opposing viewpoints are presented in the collection
    • Obtain new materials and plan for the disposal of outdated materials
    • Provide resources for adults, teens, and children
  1. General Library Administration
    • Develop and oversee the library budget
    • Create, implement, and enforce necessary library policies with the Board's approval to maintain quality operation of the library for patrons and community
    • Determine maintenance needs for library infrastructure and long-range planning
    • Oversee cleaning and cleanliness of the library facility
  1. Lead the integration of information technology in library programs and resources
  2. Create and promote awareness of library programs and resources available to the community through multiple events each year, including: 
    • Outreach events for the public
    • Education opportunities for the public and local  school systems
  1. Collaborate with other libraries and organizations when mutually beneficial 
  2. Work to achieve and maintain all North Dakota Library Coordinating (NDLCC) Public Library Standards. 

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Must have knowledge in the following areas:

  • Competence in current library technologies
  • Selection and organization of library materials
  • Reference and information services
  • Library administration, budgeting, and management of personnel
  • Applicable bylaws and procedures

Must demonstrate the following skills:

  • Leadership/supervisory ability and decision making skills
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Effective verbal and listening communication skills
  • Math proficiency
  • Computer skills such as typing, email, processing software, etc.
  • Effective public relations and public speaking skills
  • Time management skills
  • Excellent communication with school-aged children

Must demonstrate the following attributes:

  • Maintain standards of conduct
  • Be respectful
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Be flexible
  • Demonstrate sound work ethics
  • Excellent command of the English language
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

 

Physical Demands

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to:

  • Endure extended periods of standing, walking, sitting, and talking or hearing. Duties include occasional climbing or balancing (ladders), pushing/pulling items, lifting/carrying up to 40 lbs, keyboarding, reaching, stooping, kneeling, or crouching. 
  • Must have transport to work-related meetings, workshops, conferences, etc.

 

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job:

  • Duties are performed in an office environment. Hazards are minor and controllable, but may include exposure to human error and angry/hostile people.  Noise level is low to moderate.

 

This description is not intended as a complete list of duties, skills, and responsibilities or working conditions associated with the job. It is intended as a reasonable outline of principle job elements essential to meeting the performance standards of this position.

The City of Devils Lake is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Interested parties may apply for this position by : Applying Here

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Textual Metadata Cataloger, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum, Boston, MA

Background:

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum (part of the National Archives and Records Administration), in collaboration with the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, has embarked on a long-term effort to provide digital access to its unique archival holdings in all formats. The initiative's objectives are to: digitize, catalog, and store millions of presidential documents, photographs, sound recordings, and moving images; make these materials accessible to a worldwide audience and maximize their search and discovery online; protect historical assets through remote replication; and minimize wear and tear on irreplaceable physical assets. To date, the Kennedy Library has provided online access to more than 600,000 pages of documents; 23,000 photographs; 3,700 sound recording segments; 1,000 oral history transcripts; and 125 motion pictures.. 

 

Responsibilities:

We are looking for a talented, team-oriented Textual Metadata Cataloger to join the Archives Digitization team. This individual will perform duties associated with digitizing and describing the Kennedy Library's unique archival holdings and will be responsible for imaging archival materials in a variety of formats (primarily, but not limited to, textual materials) as well as creating associated descriptive, technical, and administrative metadata using Dublin Core standards. In addition, the Textual Metadata Cataloger will conduct background research using a range of resources to create robust and accurate metadata records. Other responsibilities include:

  • Implementing workflows and processes that streamline and enhance metadata creation
  • Administering the textual digitization on demand program (internal and external  requests)
  • Supervising and training graduate student interns and relevant staff on metadata creation and content description
  • Contributing to the development of policy, procedural, and training documentation
  • Creating bibliographic authority records
  • Screening documents for potential intellectual property and national security classification restrictions
  • Utilizing the digital asset management system (DAMS) and related tools to maintain physical and intellectual control over archival holdings
  • Working in close collaboration with all archival units and other Library stakeholders
  • Maintaining accurate statistics on the imaging, description, and online publication of digital assets
  • Contributing materials for the Library's social media platforms
  • Authoring posts for the Library's blog, "JFK Library Archives: An Inside Look"
  • Attending professional workshops, programs, and conferences.


Qualifications:

This position requires experience performing original cataloging of digitized archival documents and manuscripts. Specifically, the candidate must have demonstrated familiarity with the following encoding and descriptive standards: Dublin Core, EAD, EAD-CPF, DA:CS, RDA, MARC21, and LCSH. The individual must be able to work well in a team environment and have excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Additional requirements include a thorough knowledge of archival preservation practices and experience handling rare and fragile materials. Other qualifications are as follows:

  • Knowledge of bibliographic and authority control, controlled vocabularies, and thesauri creation and maintenance
  • Knowledge of archives management and intellectual property issues in a library/archives setting
  • Knowledge of historical trends and research methods
  • Experience using a digital asset management system or digital repository
  • Experience managing digital imaging workflows
  • Knowledge of archival imaging standards and practices
  • Experience with digital imaging hardware and software
  • Ability to work with multiple stakeholders and to balance multiple tasks, requests, and projects in a time-sensitive environment
  • Ability to handle analytical and highly detailed work.

 Preferred qualifications:

  • Knowledge of programming languages including SQL and Python.

 

Education: 

Master's degree in library science, history, or public history with a concentration in archives management. Two years of full-time work experience in an archives setting may substitute for the archives concentration.

 

The base salary for this position is $47,000.

 

Applications will be accepted until Monday, April 1, 2019. To apply, please send a cover letter with salary requirements, a résumé, and references via e-mail to:

 

Karen Adler Abramson

Director of Archives

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

Columbia Point

Boston, MA 02125

E-mail: HR@jfklfoundation.org

 

Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. No phone calls, please.

 

About the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation

 

The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation ("Foundation") is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1984 with the purpose of carrying President Kennedy's legacy forward. The Foundation aims to inspire and engage both Americans and people around the world with his timeless vision of public service, civic responsibility, civil rights, scientific discovery and creative cultural pursuits, and ideals of peace, optimism and service, so they may learn how to translate them into action. As a major part of this mission, the Foundation supports the work of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, whose core function is to collect, preserve, and make available for research, the documents, audiovisual material, and memorabilia of President Kennedy, his family, and his contemporaries. Today, the Kennedy Library in Boston is one of the most visited of the 14 presidential libraries in America. Over 225,000 people from around the globe visit the museum and nearly 12 million people visit the Library's website each year, and the Foundation serves 25,000 students annually through a host of free educational programs.

 

The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

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

The Town of Dudley seeks enthusiastic and creative candidates to join the dedicated staff of the Crawford Memorial Library as Youth Services Librarian. The Youth Services Librarian is responsible for all aspects of services to youth from birth through 17 and their caregivers.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plans, organizes, and publicizes all youth programs including but not limited to story times, crafts, summer reading, special events, reading clubs, school and community outreach.
  • Plans, organizes, and maintains the library's children and young adult collections.
  • Provides reader's advisory service for youth and families.
  • Assists youth in the use of library and its resources.
  • Assists parents/caregivers in selection of appropriate youth material.
  • Participates in the formulation of policy and develops procedures related to youth services.
  • Interprets policy and explains policy and procedure to the public.
  • Manages youth services budget.
  • Compiles, reviews, and interprets statistical data regarding use of youth services and prepares regular management reports for review by Director.
  • Trains and supervises youth volunteers.
  • Manages the children's department circulation desk, and assists front desk circulation staff when necessary.
  • Acts on behalf of Director in his/her absence.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

 

Education, Experience, Skills:

  • Bachelor's Degree required, preferably in childhood education; Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program preferred.
  • One or more years of direct experience with children/youth including story times, programming, collection management, reference and reader's advisory.
  • Thorough knowledge of children's literature required.
  • Excellent customer service, organizational and communication skills required.  
  • Proficiency in current and emerging technologies and their applications a must, as is a team spirit and positive attitude.

 

Position is full-time, 40 hours per week (includes one evening and rotating Saturdays). Competitive salary with full benefits.

 

To Apply:

Submit cover letter, resume, and names/contact information of three references via email to personnel@dudleyma.gov by April 12, 2019.

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Information Literacy and Student Engagement Librarian, Westchester Community College, Valhalla, NY

The following position requires familiarity with the community college philosophy and the ability to work within a culturally diverse college population.

Title of Position/Rank: Information Literacy and Student Engagement Librarian (Tenure Track)

Department/Division: Center for Learning Resources, Library, Media, and Instructional Technology

 

Responsibilities: 

The Center for Learning Resources, Library, Media & Instructional Technology seeks a Librarian to provide reference services face-to-face and online; deliver course-related instructions, on and off campus, and online; and collaborate with academic departments in assigned liaison areas. The candidate will head a robust information literacy program and conduct outreach services designed to increase student engagement with library services.

The Information Literacy and Student Engagement Librarian will develop standards-driven educational tools and keep informed of trends in early college services to students, including investigating ways to integrate guided pathways and user-focused concepts into library services.  The candidate is also expected to be active in departmental affairs, student life, and college governance. They must have flexibility in performing various tasks, as departmental and library needs change.  The incumbent must be willing to work evenings, as assigned, and on weekends.

 

Required Qualifications: 

The successful candidate must possess a minimum of a Master's degree (MLS or MLIS) from an ALA-accredited institution. Strong teaching and instructional technology skills required; and excellent oral and written skills are also required. They must be able to work as part of a team.  All candidates must have evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

 

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in or knowledge of librarianship in an academic setting preferred. Experience building resources with the Springshare suite of products and familiarity with AMLA/Primo library platform also preferred.

 

Position Effective: Fall 2019

 

Salary & Benefits: The starting salary is $63,570 plus excellent benefits.

 

To Apply: 

Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire.  You may upload your documents by clicking "here." Send resumes, cover letters, references and copies of transcripts to:humanresources@sunywcc.edu.  Please indicate "Information Literacy and Student Engagement Librarian (Tenure Track)" in the subject line of the email or mail to:Director, Human Resources, Westchester Community College, HR Department, Administration Building- Suite B42, 75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla, NY  10595; Fax: (914) 606-7838

Deadline for Applications: Priority will be given to applications received by April 8, 2019.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.



Westchester Community College provides accessible, high quality and affordable education to meet the needs of our diverse community. We are committed to student success, academic excellence and lifelong learning.

For information, visit http://www.sunywcc.edu/about/jobshuman-resources/.

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Library and Records Management Intern, Massachusetts Department of Telecommunications and Cable, Boston, MA

The Department of Telecommunications and Cable ("DTC") is a state agency responsible for overseeing the telecommunications and cable industries in Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  The DTC works to ensure that consumers receive high quality communications at just and reasonable rates.  The agency provides expert input into the development of telecommunications and cable related policies for the Commonwealth and the federal government, assists in the expansion of broadband service in Massachusetts, promotes sustainable competition in the telecommunications marketplace and maintains and enforces consumer protections.


Basic Function of the Position: To assist the DTC in capturing, cataloging and modernizing its library and dockets.


Job Description:  The DTC is looking for assistance with organizing its records in order to digitize most documents and tag them for better use by staff.  The position will entail working with the Legal and Administration Divisions to design a strategy to organize, catalog and tag content and train staff on appropriate use of a new database management system.  


The intern should be familiar with Microsoft Office Suite and preferably have knowledge of On Base or a similar database management system as well as knowledge of general cataloging procedure. Intern duties in the records management area may include the following: assist in the development of indexes of agency records; assist in digitizing records; working with staff to determine where and how documents should be retained; and other duties as assigned.


The position will allow the intern to gain practical work experience in project management, cross-team organization and time and resource management; as well as public records law experience.  This position is ideal for someone interested in becoming a law librarian.


Job Type: Internship

Paid/Unpaid: Unpaid


Critical Duties and Responsibilities: Organizing, cataloging, tagging and digitizing documents. Training staff on use of On Base Data Management system.


Qualifications: Detail-oriented, creative, resourceful, and a positive attitude. The ideal candidate should be currently enrolled in or recent graduates of a Library Science program. Basic office skills with Microsoft Office products such as Word and Excel, search skills, interest in public records management and technology, experience with a data management system.


Preferred Work Experience:  Time in an office or library setting preferred.  This internship is designed for an individual who is interested in exploring librarianship, archives, and records management. 


To Apply: Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Sandra E. Merrick, General Counsel, Department of Telecommunications and Cable at sandra.e.merrick@mass.gov or 1000 Washington Street, Suite 820, Boston, MA 02118-6500. 

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Young Adult Program Coordinator (Full-Time), Pawling Library, Pawling, NY

The Pawling Library is seeking a Full Time Young Adult Program Coordinator. The coordinator will oversee all aspects of library programs and services that target children between the ages of ten and eighteen. We are looking for a caring individual who will bring excitement and innovation to the Pawling Free Library's programming.


The candidate should have the ability to design meaningful educational programs for teens and tweens, and a willingness to foster partnerships with outside organizations in providing services to the children of Pawling.


This job requires attention to detail, ability to work independently and with others, and multi-tasking. Most importantly, the candidate should possess excellent communication skills and the ability to connect to young adults.



Schedule

While the Young Adult Program Coordinator will principally be responsible (30 hours per week) for serving young adult patrons, he or she will also be expected to assist (7 hours per week) with children's programs for elementary age children and their families.

 

Responsibilities include

  • Planning and coordinating young adult programs.
  • Planning, coordinating and creating promotional material for young adult programs.
  • Seeking alternative funding for young adult programs (e.g. grants and sponsorship).
  • Maintaining young adult program and materials budgets.
  • Coordinating young adult volunteers and adults who volunteer to assist with young adult programming.
  • Providing departmental information for the director's monthly report.
  • Advising the library administration on library services.
  • Collection development.
  • Assisting the children's department with programming for elementary aged children.
  • Providing reference and readers' advisory when needed.
  • Assisting with circulation and other library functions as necessary.

 

Minimum Requirements

  • Commitment to creative and effective young adult programming.
  • Interest in current reading, viewing and listening interests of adolescents and teens.
  • A large degree of comfort with technology. 
  • Ability to provide reference service and/or guide teens toward materials in print and electronic resources.  
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others. 

Public library or teaching experience preferred, but not required. Regular evenings and weekends are required as is occasional circulation desk coverage

 

Position: Full-time: 37 hours per week

Pay: $27,000 - $35,000, depending on experience and qualifications

Benefits: Paid time off available on an annual basis after six months. Health and dental insurance available after three months.

 

Instructions to Applicants

Interested individuals should apply online. Visit pawlingfreelibrary.org/jobs to apply. Only candidates who apply through the library's website by Tuesday April 2nd will be considered.

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ERA Chair Holder on Digital Cultural Heritage, Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol, Cyprus

Applications are invited from candidates who possess the necessary qualifications in order to fill one (1) Full-time Researcher Position: Special Scientist for Research / Senior Researcher A / ERA Chair Holder on Digital Cultural Heritage at the newly established UNESCO and European Research Area Chairs on Digital Cultural Heritage within the Digital Heritage Research Laboratory (DHRLab) of the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) in the research field of Digital Heritage and Cultural Informatics.

 

The selected scientist will work for fifty-four (54) months within the EU H2020 ERA Chair 'Mnemosyne Project', a unique EU-funded programme bringing together for the first time a worldwide network, aiming at implementing a multidisciplinary and intersectoral educational, research and training programme between academic research, creative industries and key Cultural Heritage stakeholders.

 

Description:

Cultural Heritage is a strategic resource for Europe with high cultural, social, environmental and economic value. The era of Digital Cultural Heritage (DCH) is now well underway and the European research resource for DCH has grown significantly in recent years worldwide. But the visible contribution of the EU Widening countries to this effort remains relatively weak. The Digital Heritage Research Laboratory (DHRLab) at Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) www.digitalheritagelab.eu has been an exception in this respect, becoming a beacon in the Eastern Mediterranean and for Europe in general, in particular through its leadership of key initiatives in DCH research training and in EU policy co-ordination and support.



Position:

The ERA Chair will be recruited by the host organization of the Cyprus University of Technology in Limassol, Cyprus for the duration of fifty-four (54) months under a full employment contract with the possibility of extension. The Chair holder will work closely together with the Director of DHRLab and the team of the UNESCO Chair on DCH and be responsible for the planned research topics and areas. It is noted that for this purpose funding is included in the MNEMOSYNE project for a group of postdoctoral scholars and PhD researchers to assist the Chair, the team at DHRLab and the UNESCO Chair.

An outline of the research topics under consideration (subject to agreement with the ERA Chair) includes:

 

A. Holistic structures and standardization

  •  User-oriented metadata and ontology standards for the description and exchange of DCH data
  • Metadata designs especially of language-based data close to human conceptual systems and gaining insights from data in natural language
  • Innovative tools and methods to extract meaning from digital artefacts, including video recordings, audio recordings, digital images, text, multispectral and thermal
  • Information and 3D representations of objects or scenes
  • Generation and presentation of localized DCH content and its documentation to enhance audience value (in services such as Europeana) for example through efficient and innovative acquisition and deployment of geospatial data.

B. DCH data acquisition

  • Advanced digitisation and approaches such as mass, crowdsourced and on-demand digitisation
  • Methods for crowdsourcing content and allowing user-generated content for DCH in the cloud on cloud-computing for DCH, e.g. by leveraging popular photography
  • The use of UAVs and related technologies in capturing documentation
  • Automated metadata extraction and crowd
  • Realizing the potential of big data management and opportunities created by the vast volume, variety and velocity of mainly unstructured new data, generated every day most for finding and using previously inaccessible European digital content

C. DCH data processing

  • User-oriented metadata and ontology standards for the description and exchange of DCH data
  • Metadata designs especially of language-based data close to human conceptual systems and gaining insights from data in natural language
  • Innovative tools and methods to extract meaning from digital artefacts, including video recordings, audio recordings, digital images, text, multispectral and thermal
  • Information and 3D representations of objects or scenes
  • Generation and presentation of localized DCH content and its documentation to enhance audience value (in services such as Europeana) for example through efficient and innovative acquisition and deployment of geospatial data.

D. Data modelling

  • Data modelling and semantics, including those for Intangible Heritage and the modelling of motion for DCH
  • Classification and typology of objects, sites and monuments and its impact on media display and environments where these can be exhibited
  • Using immersive VR and AR technology (Mixed Reality - MR) to blend and/or emphasize dimensions and detail environmental experiences
  • Interactive environments in DCH e.g. re-creating 3D space through spatial references, imaging and modelling

E. Knowledge management (interpretation)

  • Establishing meaningful narratives (storytelling) for DCH objects which are meaningful to identified user groups for interpretation purposes
  • Using crowdsourcing and the Internet to provide documentation resources for experiencing, contributing and gaining understanding in cultural heritage scenarios
  • Systems for managing and re-using complex documentation and deriving knowledge e.g. for monuments and sites
  • Applications of Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning in DCH
  • Applying Big Data Analytics to DCH
  • The role and applications of Linked Open Data in enriching DCH information, linking exhibited content to other relevant content to provide greater understanding
  • Curation of digital assets
  • Linking exhibited content to other relevant content to provide greater understanding of the viewed item

F. Preservation

  • Documentation for the preservation of European heritage
  • The virtual or actual reconstruction of destroyed or degraded sites and artefacts including the digital restoration of important monuments destroyed during conflict protecting against or remedying looting and destruction
  • Virtual 'reunification' of CH assets which have been scattered to different parts of Europe and the world

G. Use and re-use

  • Cost reduction and simplification of digital technologies
  • Personalisation and interactivity of viewing experiences in DCH, including the use of social media
  • New types of User Experiences (UX) with DCH that arise from the current 'hardware and software revolution' in the realms of VR/AR; interface selection (e.g. Augmented Reality, holograms) to allow seamless blending of on-site and on-line dimensions
  • Visualisation techniques and their combination in different contexts, drawing on the state of the art in technology and standards e.g. for Interactive Video (IV); Immersive VR (IVR); Augmented Reality (AR); 3D Real-time Editors (game-engines), Ultra High and Giga-Pixel Panoramas; infinite zooming images; VR Wearables and Gesture Recognition Interfaces
  • Inter-disciplinary collaborative research to establish paradigms in socio-economic areas of DCH impact e.g. tourism, education, employment, economic growth
  • Crowdsourcing, co-creation and Citizen Science
  • Using innovative social platforms to multidisciplinary approaches

 

The Applicant Should:

  • Have completed at least a four or five-year education cycle (e.g. Diploma in Engineering, Master's Degree etc.) from a recognized university in Geomatics, Computer- / Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Surveying Engineering and/or BA or MA in Humanities with a focus on e-CH) with at least eleven years of continuous full-time research experience in the above fields, and very good language, communication and implementation skills

  • For this unique position, an earned Doctorate degree from a recognized University is required
    • The qualifications required for this position are the same as those required for the post of a full Professor at the Cyprus University of Technology and, in addition, the following qualifications are required
    • A total of at least eleven years of university / research work or experience of equal value after the award of the doctoral title, out of which, at least four shall be years of university work or holding a post in the rank of Professor in a recognized University or holding a position as a Senior Researcher in a recognized research organization
    • International recognition of scientific work of acknowledged merit, promising an important contribution to science: publication of works, such as articles in international pre-reviewed scientific journals of well-known reputation or monographs or books of internationally recognized publishing companies, substantiating notable autonomous research work

 

Benefits:

The yearly gross salary for this position will be 78.000,00 Euro. From this amount employer and employee contributions to the Cyprus government funds will be deducted. A 13 th monthly salary is incorporated into the monthly gross salary. In addition, health insurance will be funded by the program.

 

About the Hosting Institution:

Cyprus University of Technology (CUT), was established by law in 2004, and enrolled its first students in 2007. With its orientation towards applied research, the University aspires to establish for itself a role in support of the state and society in their efforts to confront problems, which cover all areas of science and technology. CUT involvement in research can be recognized from the fact that within the last four years, projects with more than 30M Euro have been funded.

CUT is an advanced University equipped with the most modern infrastructures and technological equipment which makes it possible to be the strongest on the island in research, with specialized units directed by distinguished professionals. The Digital Heritage Research Laboratory (DHRLab), established in 2013, is directed by Dr. Marinos Ioannides and already works in the digital and holistic documentation of Cultural Heritage Objects as well as contributing to national and European policies for DCH. Moreover, the Lab is very active in 3D Reconstruction and HBIM with a special focus on semantics and symbolic representation.

 

UNESCO Chair on Digital Heritage:

The main scope of this unique Chair is to extend the successful work of the DHRLab and address a full range of key aspects of novel research and innovative developments such as:

  • The e-documentation and analysis of cultural heritage data for both tangible and intangible heritage
  • Technical areas, including 2D and 3D virtual environments (tangible and intangible), archives and collections management systems, web and museum based interactive applications and language technologies
  • Non-technical areas, including testing, economic and social impact evaluation in support of the development of the cultural heritage sector and its opportunities in tourism, entertainment and education

 

Applications must be sent via email at HRecruits@cut.ac.cy with the subject: "Application for Researcher Position (Special Scientist for Research - Senior Researcher A) Position - Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Informatics" no later than Friday, Αpril 5th, 2019, 12:00 (noon), which is the deadline for the submission of the applications.

For further information please contact Dr. Marinos Ioannides (Director of the UNESCO Chair on Digital Cultural Heritage) at marinos.ioannides@cut.ac.cy or through the number +357-25-002020.

 

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Technology Services Librarian, Westfield Athenaeum, Westfield, MA

Duties/Description:  

This position is under the general supervision of the Head of Reference.  The librarian will be responsible for providing excellent customer service at Reference Desk and other service points and providing technology education for staff and public. This will include:

  • Managing the library-wide technology support and services including:
    • Maintenance of all public and staff computers
    • Maintenance of networks and local servers
    • Troubleshooting desktop hardware and software issues
    • Training in digital lending
    • Ensuring network security
    • Administering wireless connections
    • Serving as C/W MARS Coordinator and local systems coordinator for ILS (Evergreen)
    • Providing innovative technology support including training to staff and patrons and maintenance of website and other social media.
  • Ensure secure, current and reliable technical support to sustain and enhance the overall services of the Athenaeum.  

 

Qualifications: 

  • MLS preferred, but not required. 
  • Experience with all aspects of library operations, policies, and services. 
  • Well versed in Integrated Library Systems, especially Evergreen.  Proficient with Overdrive and digital lending. 
  • Excellent customer service skills, ability to respond diplomatically to challenging interpersonal situations.
  • Comfort with all aspects of teaching, individually and in group settings. 
  • Expertise in the Windows operating system, knowledge of web-based technologies and open source software. 
  • Extensive knowledge of PC hardware, software applications, PC operating and client-server systems, LANs, internet and computer security, Microsoft Office Products.

 

Salary: $34,000-36,000 starting salary with benefits. 

 

Hours: 37.5 hours per week.  One night and Saturday rotation required.

 

To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to khall@westath.org or Kristen Hall, Administrative Assistant, Westfield Athenaeum, 6 Elm Street, Westfield, MA 01085.  Resumes received by March 22nd will be given first priority, but the position is open until filled.  

 

The Westfield Athenaeum does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity, age, criminal record (inquiries only), handicap (disability), mental illness, retaliation, sexual harassment, sexual orientation, genetics, active military, or other non-merit factor.

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Librarian for Grades VI-VIII (3-Month Maternity Coverage), The Park School, Brookline, MA

The Park School is a Pre-K to Grade VIII independent school in Brookline, MA dedicated to excellence in education. The cornerstone of Park's program is academic excellence, combining both high standards of scholarship, and the encouragement of each child to develop to his or her greatest potential. Our school community fosters a nurturing environment in which children develop curiosity, express creativity, appreciate the value of hard work and discipline, and experience the joy of learning. Park's faculty encourages each student to strive for intellectual, physical and moral growth, and to become contributing members of the community.



At the Park

School, faculty engage respectfully with families and demonstrate sensitivity to cultures, values, configurations, and beliefs. The Park School Library holds a central and valued place within the school as a busy site for interdisciplinary learning and the exploration of ideas. The librarians are committed to developing a collection of diverse materials; creating a welcoming, inspiring community space; and continually seeking and sharing new knowledge in the education and information fields. The Upper Division Librarian reports to the Head Librarian. The ideal candidate will bring a history of collaborative, self-directed work, strong teaching skills, a sense of mission about the future of libraries, and experience with academic technology integration.



Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Relevant work experience with school-aged children
  • Demonstrated understanding of libraries
  • Demonstrated understanding of current best practices in research skills
  • Demonstrated experience in a collaborative environment
  • Demonstrated experience working in a culturally diverse community


Application Information

  • Please visit The Park School Employment page to complete an application and upload your resume, cover letter, a 1-page educational philosophy statement, and names of three references (optional).
  • Competitive salary and benefits, including a strong professional development program, will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The Park School welcomes candidates who will add to the diversity of our community and who have demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in their teaching and learning.
  • The Park School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or family composition or any other status protected by applicable law in the administration of its employment, education, admission, financial aid, and other policies and programs.

 

 

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Assistant Professor, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

The School of Information invites applications for a one-year contracted position for a Career Track (Non-Tenure Eligible) Assistant Professor, Library and Information Science. This position also serves as a coordinator for the Knowledge River Program. The position will begin August 2019. Knowledge River is the foremost graduate program for preparing librarians, archivists, and other information professionals to identify and address the information needs of Latino and Native American populations. The position involves teaching six courses a year online and face-to-face and managing the Knowledge River program.

This position provides health insurance, tuition reduction and other benefits. Salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience. This is a year-to-year contract which may be eligible for renewal. This NTE Assistant Professor appointment qualifies for promotion through a university managed system of promotion for continuing faculty.



Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teaching (60%): Teach online and face-to-face courses for the master of arts program in library and information science (courses in other programs may also be available).  
  • Service (40%): Coordinate all aspects of the Knowledge River program, including recruiting and mentoring KR students in cohort groups and one-to-one; maintain relations with KR alumni, employers and partner organizations; strengthening sustainability through grant writing and fundraising; and advocating for the program with groups such as other faculty, school and college administrators, professionals, and alums. All faculty are expected to serve on committees, participate in faculty meetings, engage in outreach, and participate in related activities.
  • Additional duties may be assigned.



Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree in library and information science.
  • Teaching experience.
  • Proven ability to collaborate with a wide variety of people on different types of projects.
  • Effective communication, written and oral, in person and virtually, with administrators, professional communities, colleagues, and students.


Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in library and information science or cognate field.
  • Experience coordinating an academic program.
  • Demonstrated commitment to supporting student learning and leadership through courses, graduate assistantships and internships, and professional development and networking.
  • Successful fundraising in various forms including grant writing and administration, donor relations, and partnership development.
  • Able to function effectively in a network of librarians and other information professionals, prospective and current students, and alums.



Rank: Assistant Professor

Tenure Information: Career-Track (NTE)

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

To Apply: 

To view the full description and apply, please visit the following link. 



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

The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America's Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocation services, please click here.

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Call for Proposals: KidRec 2019

3rd International and Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Children & Recommender and Information Retrieval Systems (KidRec) 

What does good look like? 

June 15, 2019 
Co-located with ACM Interaction Design and Children (IDC) Conference 2019 - Boise, Idaho

 

We cordially invite you to submit papers to the KidRec workshops, which be held on June 15, 2019 in Boise, Idaho

 

Objectives:

Children regularly use search and recommendation systems (for education and leisure purposes), yet they are faced with resources that might not be useful for them. The call for reliable, child-friendly information retrieval systems (IRS) has been made many times and the thesis that algorithms of "adult" IRS are not necessarily suitable or fair for children has been proven. However, there is still no clear view on what makes such IRS (and their outputs) good. The focus of this workshop will be on: how to assess and compare IRS for children.

 

Collectively we will answer: Which strategies from theory and practice can be used to achieve useful evaluations? We will work to build on current evaluation frameworks to construct an effective evaluation framework for IRS. We invite researchers in education, child-development, computer scientists, designers, and more who can: discuss diverse methods and techniques for evaluating children IRS, outline a general evaluation framework, and build a community that can explicitly look at issues with existing evaluation methodologies and plan for future research. The goal of this interactive workshop is to share and discuss research and projects that reach beyond classic IRS evaluation.

 

Important Dates:

Paper submission deadline          April 1, 2019

Notification to authors                 April 22, 2019

Camera-Ready Version                 May 15, 2019

IDC Conference                              June 12-15, 2019

KidRec Workshop                          June 15, 2019

 

Submission:

We invite submissions of short papers (4-6 pages) discussing novel work and position papers or work-in-progress (2-4 pages) focusing on open challenges in design evaluation; interviews; statics analysis, etc. 

All papers will be peer-reviewed, and at the time of submission, must not be under review in any other venue. 

All submitted papers must:


Authors will retain the copyright of their submission, however, proceedings will be publicly posted on the Workshop website (https://kidrec.github.io/

We are also developing a special issue proposal and will be inviting accepted authors to submit extended papers for consideration.

 

KidRec Organizing Committee

Email: kidrec-group@boisestate.edu

Website: https://kidrec.github.io/

 

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Metadata and Cataloging Librarian, Federal Reserve Board, Washington, D.C.

Are you an expert in library and metadata standards, including non-MARC metadata schemas?

Do you have expertise in cataloging non-monographic materials, such as serials or data, and in metadata quality control?

Are you interested in working on data cataloging initiatives to meet the evolving needs of users, including use of emerging data models and linked data?

 

We are seeking a Metadata and Cataloging Librarian to join our staff at the Federal Reserve Board, as our subject matter expert on library and metadata standards.

 

The Metadata and Cataloging Librarian will join a collegial, energetic team of 16 librarians who collaborate to ensure efficient discovery and access to data and library resources. These resources help fuel the research of some of the most respected economists in the world and support the policy of the Federal Reserve.

 

Duties and Responsibilities 

Providing subject matter expertise on library and metadata standards and authority control, recommending policies, developing processes and best practices, creating documentation, and keeping abreast of national and international developments in metadata standards, technologies, trends, and techniques

  • Original and complex copy cataloging and authority control for a variety of materials, including monographs, serials, news, and data assets, in accordance with current standards and rules such as RDA, LCSH, LCC, MARC, NACO authority rules
  • Ensuring an accurate inventory of print, serials, electronic resources, and data holdings
  • Metadata quality control, cleanup, editing, enhancement, migration, and mapping, using tools such as the ILS's native headings reports, MarcEdit, and/or OpenRefine, and use of regular expressions and SQL queries
  • Overseeing copy cataloging and physical processing workflow
  • Collaboration with colleagues in serials (including holdings and check-ins), dataset cataloging (including documenting legal terms of use), and ILS administration
  • Management of ERM (electronic resources module) coverage loads to support discoverability
  • Assistance with development of the Board's taxonomy, institutional repository, data inventories, and other innovative tools to enhance discovery and automate workflows
  • Participation as a member of various teams, including Collection Management, Technology, and Taxonomy and Metadata Teams
  • Liaison work with external groups at the Board and in the larger Federal Reserve System, especially regarding data assets
  • If necessary, assistance in managing vendor services and relationships 
  • Creation of the monthly recent acquisitions list   


Qualifications

    Required

  • MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Ability to solve problems independently or collaboratively, using sound judgment and analytical skills; ability to meet deadlines; excellent service-orientation; strong written and oral communication skills
  • Full-time experience in library systems, cataloging, and authority work, in a variety of formats, including monographs, electronic resources, serials, and, if possible, data assets
  • Mastery of original and complex copy cataloging standards and practices, such as MARC21, Dublin Core, FRBR, FRAD, RDA, AACR2-R, LCRI/LCPSs, LCSH, and LC classification schedules
  • Expertise in multiple types of metadata, including descriptive, structural, technical, and operational
  • Experience with metadata quality control, including use of automated routines for metadata maintenance
  • Experience working with library systems and metadata tools, including:  integrated library systems (ILS); OCLC Connexion; LC's Cataloger's Desktop and Class Web; MarcEdit, OpenRefine; RDA Toolkit
  • Familiarity with emerging standards and information technologies in the metadata and electronic resources management area
  • Knowledge of XML and linked data technologies (e.g., XSLT, RDF, OWL, SPARQL, BIBFRAME)
  • Experience analyzing and remediating existing metadata to meet current standards
  • Basic programming skills


    Preferred

  • Experience with institutional repository systems (e.g., OCLC CONTENTdm, Fedora, Omeka, DSpace, Dataverse, or comparable products)
  • Experience cataloging data assets
  • Familiarity with taxonomy development
  • SharePoint experience
  • Experience collecting and analyzing metrics for library services
  • Knowledge of economics, finance, and business
  • Knowledge of project management principles

The Federal Reserve Board's Career webpage has detailed benefits and salary information. Salary commensurate with experience. Hiring at grade FR-24 or FR-25, $85,700 - $136,000, with promotion potential.

 

Apply online by searching "Metadata and Cataloging Librarian" or Job Number 21251 (direct link: https://frbog.taleo.net/careersection/1/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=21251 )

 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or application, membership, or service in the uniformed services.

 

 

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Teen Services Librarian, Springfield City Library, Springfield, MA

Get excited about the possibilities of living and working in the city of Springfield by watching this video, "City of Springfield: The Right Combination." We seek candidates who can embrace the attitude that "It's All Yours, Just Ask," and who see the library as a place to help strengthen our city through strong connections and constructive dialogue. We are here to help community members find what they need, no matter who they are, where they come from, or what they're looking for, because the Springfield City Library is their place of connection to information and knowledge, culture, and community.


Our next Teen Services Librarian should be a future-ready go-getter, with a vision for how the Springfield City Library can have an impact on teen residents. The new Teen Services Librarian will be community-focused and community-savvy; highly knowledgeable of teen developmental needs and interests; and committed to lifelong learning and sharing of knowledge with others. The Teen Services Librarian will be a team player who recognizes the teen years as critical to people's success.



The Teen Services Librarian position is based at our Central Library and works with teen-serving staff throughout our library system. The person selected for this position will have the following duties:

  • Responsible for developing and providing teen programs and services for the Central Library
  • Collection development of print and non-print materials
  • Programming
  • Reference services
  • Outreach and similar duties pertaining to teen services
  • Assisting in developing and providing system-wide teen services, initiatives, and collections. 

Work is performed with latitude in the exercise of independent judgment under the general direction of the Adult and Youth Information Services Manager who reviews work through observation, reports and conferences. Supervision may be exercised over other employees or volunteers, directly or indirectly.



Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Completion of an American Library Association accredited Master of Library Science
  • Two years of specialized library experience related to services and collections for teens



Salary: The annual salary is $52,540.80 with a generous benefits package.



Application Instructions:

The closing date is Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 11:59 PM ET.

Further job details and job application are available on the City of Springfield's website. Be sure to upload a compelling cover letter when you apply.



Questions are welcome, but all applications must be filed at the City's website.

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Library Public Services Intern, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

The Van Pelt Dietrich Library Center Public Services Department is seeking an enthusiastic candidate looking for an experience that varies with every changing day. This candidate should be in pursuit of a master's degree in library and information science. 


Weekly, this candidate will provide in-person assistance at the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center Information Services Desk. These job responsibilities include, but are not limited the following tasks: 

  • Evaluating and answering minor research questions
  • Referring major/in-depth research questions to a subject specialist librarian
  • Assisting patrons with consultation scheduling and directory technology
  • Assist patrons with finding materials in the library stacks
  • Providing directional assistance to library patrons
  • Answering queries from library patrons in-person and on the phone
  • Providing excellent customer services

The successful candidate in this position will work on various access services, public services and technical services tasks including but not limited to: 

  • Creating library and resource guides
  • Some assessment and public services based projects
  • Some opportunities for library literacy instruction
  • Some opportunities for community outreach
  • Serials verification and claiming
  • Other tasks as needed

 

Additional Details: 

The Public Services Intern will be trained to help library patrons with locating books, articles, and other citations, booking group study rooms, using library technology, and with referrals to other library services and staff. 

Basic training in using library databases will enable a successful candidate working in this position to provide expert service to patrons of the Van Pelt Dietrich Library Center as well as develop their own research expertise.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Some course work in Library and Information Science graduate program
  • Experience with an integrated library system; preferably Alma
  • Customer service experience
  • Strong public service orientation.
  • Ability to seamlessly maneuver from one work task to another in a service based environment, work independently, and face new and unexpected questions on a regular basis.
  • Ability to lift materials of up to 20-30 lbs., accounting for books, paper reams, etc
  • General understanding of both PC and Apple mobile technology

 

Availability: One position currently available immediately (March 2019)

Pay: $15.00/hour

Hours: Up to 20 hours per week comprised of shifts as noted below:

  • Tuesdays 9:00 am-2:00 pm
  • Fridays 9:00 am-2:00 pm
  • Other shifts as needed

 

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter including information about your schedule availability:

DaVonne Rooney

davonne@upenn.edu

Please write "Library Public Services Internship" in the subject line.

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

 

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Call for Proposals: Open Information Science Journal

Open Information Science Journal invites submissions for a special issue dedicated to scholarship on the broad theme of Access to information--freedom and censorship. Library and information science scholars and practitioners around the world are encouraged to submit a paper on this theme.


Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states "Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers." Nonetheless, access to information is frequently challenged and curtailed, through government, private, or individual actions; many of these acts may be considered censorship (depending upon one's definition of censorship).


Censorship, freedom of speech, and access to information have long been central concerns of library and information science. Various themes in our contemporary society suggest that these themes are especially relevant and significant now: the breadth of technological platforms and their ability/ willingness to censor individuals and particular viewpoints; the rise of far right and totalitarian governments across many nations and regions; the increasing attention paid to data privacy and the right to be forgotten; government and corporate surveillance and data aggregation; and a sense of resignation or complacency with regard to these trends.


Find the call at: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1931

The guest editor welcomes diverse perspectives on this theme, broadly conceived. Submissions should include the following:

  • The author's full name, physical address, and email address.
  • A title for the proposed paper (a tentative title is acceptable)
  • A proposal of no more than 500 words, outlining the theme, research question, hypothesis or focus of the paper, the research approach to be taken to the study (for theoretical or conceptual papers) or the research strategy and methodology to be used (for a research paper or case study), and any other details that help explain the intended purpose and scope of the paper.
  • Between 3 and 6 keywords to represent the themes or topics in the paper.


How to Submit:

Abstracts should be sent to Guest Editor (shannon.oltmann@uky.edu) or Managing Editor (katarzyna.grzegorek@degruyter.com) before May 31st, 2019.
Authors of accepted submissions are kindly invited to register at our paper processing system at: http://www.editorialmanager.com/opis/ and submit their contribution.
Every manuscript should be clearly marked as intended for this special issue. All papers will go through the Open Linguistics' high standards, quick, fair and comprehensive peer-review procedure. Instructions for authors are available here. In case of any questions, please contact Guest Editor (shannon.oltmann@uky.edu) or Managing Editor (katarzyna.grzegorek@degruyter.com).

As an author of Open Information Science you will benefit from:

  • Transparent, comprehensive and fast peer review managed by our esteemed Guest Editor
  • Efficient route to fast-track publication and full advantage of De Gruyter e-technology
  • No publication fees
  • Free language assistance for authors from non-English speaking regions

The deadline to submit full papers is October 31st, 2019.

 

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Scholarly Communication Librarian, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL

The Hunt Library, located on the Daytona Beach Campus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU), seeks a Scholarly Communication Librarian to manage the development of Open Educational Resources (OER) for the residential Daytona Beach Campus and the distance learning Worldwide Campus.  Responsibilities include outreach and training for faculty interested in adopting OERs, coordinating liaison librarians to support faculty adoption of OERs, providing reference service on a limited basis, and participating in collection development.

 

Qualifications

 Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited master's degree in library or information science
  • A minimum of two years relevant experience (that may include internships)
  • Experience providing training or instruction
  • Ability to work in a diverse environment and interact with individuals of different backgrounds
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Academic library experience
  • Library reference experience
  • Knowledge of current and emerging trends in open educational resources, textbook affordability, or scholarly communication
  • Familiarity with institutional repository systems
  • Experience coordinating teams or supervising


A leader in the provision of higher education in the fields of aviation and aerospace, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) offers regionally accredited bachelors', masters' and doctoral degrees. The online bachelors' degree programs were ranked number one in 2019 by U.S. News & World Report (see https://www.usnews.com/education/online-education/articles/us-news-ranks-best-online-programs.) For more information on ERAU, seehttp://www.erau.edu/about/index.html. For more information on the Hunt Library, go to http://huntlibrary.erau.edu/about/. Information on the new library facility is available at https://studentunion.erau.edu/.

 

To Apply:

Please reference position #190134 and apply online at http://careers.erau.edu. Please upload a cover letter, resume, and three professional references (including email addresses). A review of applications will begin on March 25, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. 
 

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Library Science Intern, Bridge Boston Charter School, Roxbury, MA

Bridge Boston Charter School is a PreK-7th grade public charter school in Roxbury with a rich school library program run by a dedicated team of part-time volunteers. We recently purchased our first cataloging system, OPALS, and are seeking an intern with a library science background to support the cataloging work. 


Primary responsibilities: 

  • Collaborate with volunteer team to establish standards for how to catalog and shelve different types of books
  • Accurately input data about books into electronic catalog system, including finding an F&P reading level and adding relevant keywords
  • Apply spine labels and barcodes
  • Shelve books
  • Support volunteer library team in learning how to use electronic system to circulate books

Knowledge and Skills: 
  • Library & Information Science major strongly preferred  
  • Experience with cataloging software - OPALS experience strongly preferred
  • Excellent attention to detail 
  • Experience training volunteers or staff
 
Please apply through the Simmons student work-study page: https://app.joinhandshake.com/jobs/2492752 (or search for "#2492752 Library Science Intern"). All questions may be directed to Alison Tyler, Data Specialist, at atyler@bridgebostoncs.org

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Call for Proposals: HICSS-53 Minitrack: Human-Robot Interactions

HICSS-53, January 8-10, 2020
Grand Wailea, Maui, Hawaii

Mini-track Title: Human-Robot Interactions
General Research Track: Collaboration Systems and Technologies

*This is new mini-track that has been add for HICSS 53.*

Robots are increasingly being adopted in private and public spaces, leading to a proliferation of human‒robot interactions in the home, workplace, and other public settings. Robots in the home are performing household chores and acting as home companions and home health care providers. Robots at work are fulfilling traditional human roles in logistics, transportation, and manufacturing, serving as both co- workers and supervisors. Robots are also being utilized as tour guides, janitors, and security officers in public spaces such as museums and airports. Although these interactions are often collaborative, they are by no means always cooperative.

Robot interactions with humans across this array of roles and settings pose interesting questions to scholars in various fields such as information systems, robotics, psychology, and sociology. Interaction with robots is distinct from that with other artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled technologies in that robots have a physical body that allows them to manifest physical actions. People cannot only talk to robots but also touch and be touched by robots. This distinguishes interactions with robots from interactions with disembodied AI agents, such as voice agents like Siri by Apple and Alexa by Amazon. Thus, research on human‒robot interaction can differ significantly from that of human interaction with disembodied AI agents.

The minitrack welcomes research papers that explore human‒robot interaction and robot design at any level (i.e. individual, team, organizational, and societal). This minitrack also covers human‒robot interaction as much as possible beyond the notion of "robots as teammates." Thus, we encourage submissions that examine many facets of interactions in any context (e.g., homes, work, and public services) and role (e.g., companion, co-worker, boss, and adversary).


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Promoting cooperative and collaborative interaction with robots
  • Examining uncooperative and adversarial human interactions with robots
  • The role of adoption and appropriation in human‒robot interactions
  • Empirical studies examining the cognitive, psychological, emotional, and social aspects of human‒robot interactions
  • The impact of haptic feedback and touch on human‒robot interaction
  • The role of robot attractiveness on human‒robot interaction
  • Ethics on human‒robot interactions
  • Social-emotional models of human‒robot interaction
  • Theoretical frameworks for human‒robot interaction
  • Case studies of human‒robot interaction
  • Design implications for robot interactions at home, work and public spaces
  • Human-oriented practices that promote human‒robot interactions
  • New methodological approaches to studying human‒robot interactions


Important Dates:

Submission Opens: April 15, 2019
Paper Submission Deadline: June 15, 2019, 11:59 p.m. HST
Notice of Acceptance: August 17, 2019


Mini-track Co-Chairs:
Sangseok You, HEC Paris, you@hec.fr 
Lionel Robert, University of Michigan, lprobert@umich.edu 

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Marie S. Curie Early Stage Researcher (ESR) Fellowship, Cyprus University of Technology (CUT), Limassol, Cyprus

CYPRUS UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY (CUT)

DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL and COMPUTER ENGINNERING and INFORMATICS

UNESCO CHAIR on Digital Cultural Heritage

 

Full Time Marie S. Curie Early Stage Researcher Position (ESR) in the field of

Enrichment of 3D volumetric data with Metadata and Semantics

 

Applications are invited from candidates who possess the necessary qualifications in order to fill one (1) full time Marie S. Curie Early Stage Researcher (ESR) Fellow Position in the newly established UNESCO Chair on Digital Cultural Heritage / Digital Heritage Research Lab of the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) in the research field of Enrichment of 3D volumetric objects with Metadata and Semantics: The selected Marie S. Curie ESR will work for thirty six (36) months within the ITN CHANGE Marie S.Curie ITN Project, an EU-funded programme bringing together eight (8) leading European Institutions as full beneficiaries and ten (10) other as partners in a transnational network, aiming at implementing a multidisciplinary and intersectorial research and training programme between academic, research and the industrial partners.

 

Description

Cultural Heritage (CH) is an integral element of Europe, vital for the creation of a common European identity and one of the greatest assets for steering Europe's social, economic development and job creation. However, the current research training activities in CH are fragmented and mostly designed as single-discipline, failing to cover the whole lifecycle of Digital Cultural Heritage (DCH) research, which is by nature a multi-disciplinary and intersectorial agenda. The CHANGE project will train a new generation of early stage researchers towards a common goal, namely the assessment of changes in tangible cultural heritage objects and their monitoring in the atmosphere and/or during their conservation treatment, using multimodal imaging techniques to complement more traditional analytical techniques. Their research will consist in optimizing capture of data and their analysis, visualisation and management, to ensure a better documentation and long-term preservation of our common European cultural heritage. This work will be carried out within an int erdisciplinary environment involving 5 CH and 4 ICT beneficiary institutions as well as 9 CH, ICT and industrial partners from 8 EU countries.

 

Position Overview

One ESR to be recruited by the host organization of the Cyprus University of Technology in Limassol, Cyprus for the duration of three (3) years under full employment contract. The fellow will work on: Development of advanced metadata and semantic model for integrating: (1) paradata of the acquisition technologies and historical and archaeological evidence of CH objects, (2) the argumentation leading to virtual reconstruction and discussing alternatives with the object owners/ stakeholders, (3) the connection of physical and social -historical, constructive, functional, aesthetic and environmental parameters, etc. with 3D/4D documentation of CH objects.

 

Expected Results

A complete online platform for the holistic e-documentation of 3D CH objects: metadata, paradata, semantics, reflecting the interpretation and story of the 3D asset.

 

The Applicant Should: 

  1. Have completed at least a four or five-year education cycle (e.g. Diploma in Engineering, Master's Degree etc.) from a recognized university in Geomatics, Computer- / Electrical Engineering Computer Science, Surveying Engineering and/or BA or MA in Humanities with a focus on e-CH with less than four (4) years of continuous full-time research experience in the above fields, with excellent programming skills and very good language and communication / implementation skills,
  2. At the time of recruitment, not have resided (or carried out his/her main activity e.g. work, studies, etc.) in Cyprus, for more than 12 months in the last 3 years immediately prior to the reference recruitment date,
  3. Possess excellent knowledge of the English language at a proficiency level (spoken and written)

 

Career Stage

Early stage researcher or 0-4 years of experience (Post graduate) - According to the H2020 (Marie S. Curie Actions) Regulations. Eligibility rules for the Marie S. Curie fellows can be found at the H2020 MSCA 2018-2020 Work programme:

http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/wp/2018-2020/main/h2020-wp1820msca_en.pdf

 

Research Profile

First Stage Researcher (R1)

 

Benefits

  • Competitive salary to cover living allowance (2.701,02 Euro - gross salary), mobility (600,00 Euro) plus a family allowance (if the candidate is married: 500,00 Euro), social and health insurance (according to the H2020 Marie S. Curie Actions Programme and CUT regulations).
  • In the context of a personal Career Development Plan, opportunities for international collaboration, attend outstanding conferences/events and exchanges to world-class academic and industrial partners will take place.
  • Registration for a PhD at CUT / UNESCO Chair on Digital Cultural Heritage, Limassol, Cyprus.
  • Training in a range of state-of-the-art scientific skills, intellectual property management skills and visiting GR language courses at CUT language center, and project
  • Secondment placements within the network's partners (up to max. 30% of the training period).

 

For more details on the fellow salary and other benefits/eligibility criteria please refer to the H2020 Marie S. Curie actions CHANGE website at http://change-itn.eu/and http://change-itn.eu/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Guide_Applicants_shortened.pdf

 

Applicants are requested to submit the following:

  1. Detailed EuroPass - Curriculum Vitae in English - three (3) copies (see also: https://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/documents/curriculum-vitae),

    2. Motivation Letter - three (3) copies,

    3. Official certified transcripts of grades from all academic institutions of higher education listed in his/her application, certified copies of degrees, or/and certifications of fulfillment of the required obligations for entering a graduate PhD programme - three (3) copies

   4. Official certified copies of titles in English language - three (3) copies

   5. Names and full address (including valid email) of three referees who, upon request, can provide recommendation letters - three (3) copies

   6. Copies of any related research papers or other significant achievements/work by the applicant - three (3) copies

 

Applications must be submitted in a closed envelop marked as "Application for H2020 Marie S. Curie CHANGE Research Fellow Position (ESR)" - UNESCO CHAIR DCH - Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Informatics at the premises of the Cyprus University of Technology, Human Resource Department, 4th Floor, Arch. Kyprianos 31, CY-3036 Limassol via express courier or must be sent via registered post (P.O. Box 50329, CY-3603 Limassol) with a clearly visible post office stamp of a date not later than 31 st of May, 2019, 24:00 which is the deadline for the submission of the applications.

 

Applicants are also requested to send their applications electronically to the email address marinos.ioannides@cut.ac.cybefore the deadline of May 31st2019, however, please note that the electronic submission alone will not be considered as a formal application unless the printed application is received as requested in the previous paragraph.

 

For further information please contact Dr. Marinos Ioannides at email : marinos.ioannides@cut.ac.cy and telephone number +357-25-002020 or visit the website and telephone number +357-25-002020 or visit the website: http://change-itn.eu/

 

Research Fields

Computer Science, Geomatics, Archives, libraries, semantics, ontology, Photogrammetry, Computer Vision, Computer Graphics, Big Data, Holistic documentation

 

Start of Fellowship: October 1st, 2019

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Resource Center Manager, National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), White River Junction, VT

The National Center for PTSD seeks a future-oriented, innovative leader to oversee the operation of the PTSDpubs database (https://www.ptsd.va.gov/ptsdpubs/search_ptsdpubs.asp) and serve as the Resource Center Manager. 

 

PTSDpubs is a freely available, online database of articles, reports, books, and dissertations related to the psychological effects of trauma.  This cross-disciplinary, international database is a high-visibility project, searched over 40 million times last year.  In 2018, PTSDpubs transitioned to a custom content management system paired with state-of-the-art semantic software with auto-tagging capabilities.  The incumbent will have the unique opportunity to shape and refine the administrative and public interfaces of this system for the 21st century.

 

Responsibilities

Duties include but are not limited to: 

  • Creates and maintains PTSDpubs, an online database of literature related to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other aspects of traumatic stress.
  • Works with the PTSDpubs vendor on continued maintenance and support of the database, including managing the contract with the vendor through the conclusion of its five-year term.
  • Creates and maintains thesauri for indexing and searching the traumatic stress literature that take into account the international, interdisciplinary nature of this literature and serve the needs of clinicians, researchers, policy makers, and students while remaining accessible to Veterans, their families, and the general public.
  • Devises and continuously evaluates publication discovery and ingest strategies.
  • Indexes relevant documents, using the controlled vocabulary contained in the PTSDpubs thesauri.
  • Demonstrates expertise in the use of EndNote and other reference management software; Drupal or similar content management software; and thesaurus management software.
  • Produces instructional materials and documentation for professional and nonprofessional users of PTSDpubs.
  • Develops mechanisms for making PTSDpubs available for searching by libraries and other users outside the National Center. Investigates and, where necessary, implements, alternative methods of dissemination of PTSDpubs.
  • Develops and implements Web-based mechanisms for access to and provision of full-text National Center for PTSD-authored documents indexed in the database.
  • Works with organizations and agencies representing potential users of PTSDpubs to increase awareness and use of the database.
  • Attends professional meetings and seeks training so as to consistently improve current skills and knowledge and enhance the performance of this element.


Qualifications

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 02/28/2019.


Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-12 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-11. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.

You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below:
  • Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-11 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: ability to perform, supervise, or direct one or more of the functional areas of work covered by this series; to understand the concepts, theories, new developments, and co-relationship of information in related fields; and to maintain up-to-date information on the state of the art.. OR,
  • Education: GS-12, no additional education requirements after the GS-11 requirement of 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education in library science or doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) related to the position.
You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Communications
  • Database Management Systems
  • Information Management
  • Technical Competence


Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


Salary

The salary range is $73,375 to $95,388 per year.


How to Apply 


All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 02/28/2019 to receive consideration. To preview the questionnaire click https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10416267.
  1. To begin, go to the following link and click Apply Online to create a USA JOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
  2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.
 
NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Application page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

 

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Head of Youth Services, Lynnfield Public Library, Lynnfield, MA

The Lynnfield Public Library is seeking an innovative and creative Youth Services Librarian to join our collaborative and friendly team as Head of Youth Services. The Library is on the waitlist for a new building, and this is the perfect opportunity for someone with energy and enthusiasm to build on a thriving base and make connections with a warm and welcoming community with expectations for high quality services.

 

Duties / Responsibilities:  

Directs and supervises the operations of the Youth Services Department. Provides training, evaluation, supervision and leadership to all staff assigned to the Children's Room and the Young Adult area. Coordinates children's and young adult activities with other library departments.

Plans and executes program planning and service delivery for children and teens that reflect a variety of diversified activities including but not limited to story times, Summer Reading Program, crafts, technology training, and instructional classes.

Develops and conducts programs for children, young adults, and parents or caregivers which encourage reading, viewing, and listening skills and the use of the library facility and materials.

Provides community outreach and serves as liaison for but not limited to: school PTOs, public and private schools, school administration,  teachers and school librarians, preschools, and scout troops, and coordinates program planning to ensure complimentary services to students.

Selects materials for acquisition and withdrawal from the children's and young adult print and non-print collections.

Develops thematic bibliographies for different age groups, including resources for parents and caregivers.

Partners with local businesses and organizations to promote the library and its services to the youth of Lynnfield.

Develops promotional and publicity materials for all media outlets to highlight children's and young adult activities and services. Prepares calendars, newspaper articles, flyers, brochures, handouts, and other media as needed. Updates social media and the library website accordingly.

Monitors the condition of the Children's Room and Young Adult area to ensure an attractive, clean, stimulating and welcoming environment for children, young adults, parents and caregivers.

With Director and Assistant Director, develops and interprets children's services policies and procedures. Instructs and advises children, teen and caregivers and parents of same.

Serves as primary Youth Services Reference Librarian.

Performs duties in other library departments and participates in special library projects as needed. Performs a weekly schedule of adult reference work with a rotation of every fourth Saturday.

Prepares regular monthly and annual narratives and statistical reports for the Director.

Maintains an awareness of contemporary trends, issues and technology that affect children and teens, and updates library staff accordingly.

Develops short- and long-term goals and operation plans for Youth Services in conjunction with the Director and other library departments.

Attends meetings and represents the library on children / young adult services committee on a consortium and regional level. Serves as the primary authority on children and young adult services related to the responsibilities of the position.

Other duties as assigned.



Qualifications: 

  • Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school with a minimum of two to three years of progressive library and supervisory experience.
  • Exhibits creativity, energy, enthusiasm and love of children.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish effective relationships with parents, caregivers, teachers, the school administration and the community at large and ability to communicate well orally and in print with such.
  • Thorough knowledge of children and young adult literature. Considerable initiative in devising new and original children's and young adult programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to create a clean, attractive, engaging and welcoming environment for children and their caregivers.
  • Self-motivated, creative and flexible with the ability to prioritize tasks and work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Flexible team player with a positive attitude, and very strong commitment to customer service and an interest in working collaboratively.
  • Reliable transportation needed to run errands for programs and perform outreach to the community.
  • Must be able to work one scheduled evening per week and one scheduled Saturday per four-week rotation on the Adult Reference Desk.

 

Salary: $25.5020 to $28.6898 per hour in five steps, 35 hours/week. Union position with full municipal benefits.

 

Application instructions: 

Please email cover letter and resume to:

Jennifer Inglis, Library Director

Lynnfield Public Library

jinglis@noblenet.org

 

Review of candidates begins immediately and will continue until filled.

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Associate Dean of University Libraries for Research and Learning Services, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

The University of Washington Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Associate Dean of University Libraries for Research and Learning Services (RLS).  This is an extraordinary opportunity to create and shape major programs, strategic directions, and innovation in research and learning for one of the nation's premier research libraries.

The Associate Dean will have an opportunity to work with outstanding colleagues and provide leadership for transformational access and research services; teaching and learning programs; digital strategies; scholarly communication; and assessment and marketing of services and programs.

 

The Position

Reporting to the Vice Provost and Dean of University Libraries, the Associate Dean for Research and Learning Services (RLS) is responsible for strategic visioning, policy and program development, and oversight of operations, personnel, budget, and overall excellence in the departments that comprise of about 120 staff members in the following RLS departments --Access Services; Research Services; Learning Services; Information Technology Services and Digital Strategies; and Scholarly Communication and Publishing. 

Serving on the Libraries Cabinet, the Associate Dean:

  • Works closely with other senior leaders within and across portfolios to ensure services and collections are responsive to the needs of diverse users
  • Actively contributes to the ongoing stewardship and strategic directions of the Libraries
  • Develops staff at all levels
  • Supports the learning organization
  • Nurtures an inclusive environment that supports diversity and equity
  • Provides leadership at local, state, regional, national, and international levels

 

Salary

$105,000 minimum. Starting salary commensurate with qualifications and background. An Administrative Stipend will be established at the time of appointment.

 

Rank

Position will be at rank of Associate Librarian or Librarian.

Benefits

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

 

Qualifications

Requirements

  • Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree.
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, inclusion and diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace.
  • At least 8 years of successful post-MLS library experience including at least 5 years in a substantive role and relevant leadership experience in an academic or research library.
  • Record of innovation, program implementation and evaluation; ability to articulate a strategic vision for RLS in a rapidly evolving environment.
  • Knowledge of current issues, trends and opportunities in higher education and the implications for scholarly publishing, research and scholarship, learning and pedagogy, access services, and enabling technologies.
  • Energy, creativity, and affinity for productive ambiguity.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide effective, collaborative, and compassionate leadership in a complex organization.
  • Interest in working with donors and fundraising

Application Instructions

To view the full description and apply, please use the following link. Applications should be received no later than Monday, April 29, 2019.

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

  • Cover letter (addressed to Laura Lillard, Director, Libraries Human Resources)
  • Curriculum vitae or resume (include a telephone number, mailing address, email address and salary requirements)
  • Equity Diversity Inclusion (EDI) statement*
  • List of three references who are knowledgeable of your qualifications for this position, if currently employed one of which must be your current supervisor (include telephone numbers, mailing addresses, and email addresses)

* UW Libraries Equity Diversity Inclusion Statement Guidelines

The Libraries is an integral partner in the education, research, clinical care, and service mission of the University. It is a national leader in the development and application of innovative strategies and technologies to meet information and research needs. The UW ranks 2nd among universities in the amount of federal grant and research dollars received with close to 1.5 billion dollars in total research funding. Ranked number 14 in the world in Shanghai Jiao Tong University rankings and number 10 in U.S. News and World Report's Global University rankings, the UW was named one of the world's most innovative universities by Reuters.    



About the University of Washington Libraries

Serving three campuses, the University of Washington Libraries is one of the largest and most innovative libraries in North America. 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, 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.

This is an exciting time to consider a leadership role at the University of Washington with the launch of the 2018-2021 Strategic Plan. The Libraries aligns its organizational structure on an ongoing basis to more strategically and effectively support the current and future needs of University of Washington researchers and learners. 

Equity is a core value of the UW Libraries and an integral component of the Libraries 2018-2021 Strategic PlanWe aspire to become a truly inclusive and equitable organization. We actively support the University in sustaining diversity, creating inclusive experiences for the UW community, and confronting institutional bias and structural racism. In your application, please include a separate statement of no more than one pagedetailing your experience supporting or contributing to equity, diversity and/or inclusion in areas such as, but not limited to, librarianship, professional development (e.g. presentations, publications) and/or service and your vision for supporting or contributing to the Libraries' commitment to providing equitable services and resources to all people, regardless of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, veteran status, or national or ethnic origin.

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Digital Archivist and Special Collections Librarian, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI

The James P. Adams Library at Rhode Island College invites applications for the full-time position of Digital Archivist and Special Collections Librarian at the rank of Assistant/Associate* Professor.

 

The individual will provide vision and leadership in directing and managing the College's Special Collections and Digital Initiatives unit to provide Rhode Island College members and the community access to locally produced content and the College's unique collections. Processes primary source materials including rare books, manuscripts, college archives, and photographs that require specialized storage and services. Stewards locally produced content, including media, student projects, and faculty publications. Oversees the digital initiatives unit in digital preservation planning to ensure long-term accessibility of digital assets. Promotes undergraduate and graduate research using primary materials. Provides instruction on using archival material in scholarship.

 

Required Qualifications Include:

  • Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program, with coursework in Special Collections, Archives or Archival Management.
  • Familiarity with both special collections and institutional archives.
  • Minimum of two years of work experience with conservation, preservation, and digitization techniques of archival material in a variety of formats.
  • Minimum of two years of work experience maintaining, expanding and promoting a digital institutional repository.
  • Experience supervising staff and student employees.

 

*Associate Professor: 

  • Minimum of six years of work experience involving a digital institutional repository
  • Appropriate academic/ professional experience, as approved by the Library Director, the Vice President for Academic Affairs, and the President, may be substituted for all or part of the years in rank
  • Community service related to the field
  • Demonstrated leadership in a higher education or equivalent professional context

 

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience working in archives or special collections; experience in academic libraries
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Understanding of digital collections development and management
  • Experience with HTML, CSS, Javascript and other web development tools
  • Experience with institutional repositories such as Bepress, Islandora, or DSpace
  • Commitment to the archives profession through active participation in conferences and professional organizations
  • Reading knowledge of a Romance language such as Italian or Portuguese
  • Demonstrated ability assisting faculty in the creation of research data management plans

 

Application deadline: April 12, 2019.

 

For a full job description, which include additional responsibilities and requirements for the position and application procedures, see https://employment.ric.edu/. Candidates must apply on-line, using Rhode Island College's PeopleAdmin Applicant Tracking system.

 

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution that values and is committed to inclusion and expanding the diversity of its faculty and staff, the College invites members of protected classes, including minorities and persons with disabilities, to identify themselves as such at the time of application.

 

www.ric.edu

 

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Assistant/Associate Professor (School Media/Digital Youth), North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC

The School of Library and Information Sciences (SLIS) at North Carolina Central University invites applications for a tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor position with expertise in school media, children and young adult library services , digital youth or related areas. SLIS aims to expand its successful school media program and develop new strategies to serve the educational and research needs of professionals seeking to understand emerging models for educational delivery and youth participation in the new media ecology in K-12 educational settings.

The ideal candidate may fulfill two roles: fulfill two complimentary roles: 1) To teach courses leading to a degree and certification in school media; collaborate with school media colleagues and advise and mentor graduate students in the program; 2) To serve as the administrative director of the SLIS School Media Program.

The faculty position is a 9-month position with opportunities for summer employment through teaching, funded research grants or additional administrative service.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • A Ph.D. from an accredited university earned at the time of appointment, preferably in information science, library science, computer science, data science, public administration, management, public policy, communication and media studies, information systems, education leadership, educational technology, instructional design, law, social science, marketing,or other related fields that emphasize the understanding of expanding access to information and improving the use of information
  • Expertise in and potential for academic scholarship in digital youth or school media including youth and adolescent use of digital technologies
  • Digital literacy
  • News literacy
  • Maker movement
  • Candidates may have additional expertise in the following areas:
    • Leadership and management of libraries, particularly to support academic librarianship, public librarianship;
    • Cataloging, collection development, and reference
    • Digital humanities
    • Museum and cultural studies including museum informatics, archives and records management
    • Health informatics including use of computational tools and methods to explore questions to address healthcare issues
    • Information systems including information retrieval, data science and analytics, visualization, bibliometrics, artificial intelligence, user experience
    • Design for digital experiences including in libraries, community anchor institutions, museums and cultural institutions
    • Systems analysis and design, design thinking
    • Information policy and Information and Society
    • Digital Inclusion
    • Cloud engineering and network development
    • Cybersecurity


Application Instructions: 

To view the full position and apply, please follow this link. 


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

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Assistant/Associate Professor (Information Science/Information Systems), North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC

The School of Library and Information Sciences (SLIS) at North Carolina Central University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty Assistant or Associate Professor with a focus in information science to begin on August 1, 2019. 
With a multidisciplinary approach in library science, SLIS seeks applicants who examine contemporary approaches to the collection, organization, preservation and dissemination of information resources or study the societal, political economy, or cultural aspects of information.

We seek a candidate with expertise to conduct research and teach graduate courses effectively in all delivery modes in at least one of the following areas covering: strategic information management, network and communication management, database, cybersecutity, museum informatics, data science, artificial intelligence, digital government or other related areas.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

The ideal candidate will bring expertise in at least one or more areas including, but not limited to:

  • A Ph.D. from an accredited university earned at the time of appointment, preferably in information science, library science, computer science, data science, public administration, management, public policy, communication and media studies, information systems, education leadership, educational technology, instructional design, law, social science, marketing, or other related fields that emphasize the understanding of expanding access to information and improving the use of information
  • Information systems including information retrieval, data science and analytics, visualization, bibliometrics, artificial intelligence, user experience
  • Digital humanities
  • Museum and cultural studies including museum informatics, archives and records management
  • Health informatics including use of computational tools and methods to explore questions to address healthcare issues
  • Design for digital experiences including in libraries, community anchor institutions, museums and cultural institutions
  • Systems analysis and design, design thinking
  • Information policy and Information and Society
  • Digital Inclusion
  • Cloud engineering and network development
  • Cybersecurity


Application Instructions: 

To view the full description and apply, please follow this link. 


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

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Assistant/Associate Professor (Library and Information Science), North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC

The School of Library and Information Sciences (SLIS) at North Carolina Central University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty Assistant or Associate Professor with a focus in library and information science and related areas to begin on August 1, 2019. At SLIS we prepare our students in our ALA accredited graduate degree program with the leadership, creativity, and technical skills to use the principles of information science and library science to address critical challenges.

With the multidisciplinary approach in library science, SLIS seeks applicants who apply management, information technology, and education fields to libraries; examine contemporary approaches to the collection, organization, preservation and dissemination of information resources; or study the societal, political economy, or cultural aspects of information. We seek a candidate with expertise to conduct research and teach graduate courses effectively in all delivery modes in at least one of the following areas covering: leadership and management of libraries; foundations of librarianship and information services; approaches to the organization and administration of public libraries, academic libraries, and special libraries; global librarianship; or, strategies and practices of collection development.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

The ideal candidate will bring expertise in such areas including, but not limited to:

  • Leadership and management of libraries, particularly to support academic librarianship, public librarianship
  • Cataloging, collection development, and reference
  • Digital youth and school media including youth and adolescent use of digital technologies
  • Digital literacy
  • News literacy
  • Maker movement
  • Digital humanities
  • Museum and cultural studies including museum informatics, archives and records management
  • Health informatics including use of computational tools and methods to explore questions to address healthcare issues
  • Information systems including information retrieval, data science and analytics, visualization, bibliometrics, artificial intelligence, user experience
  • Design for digital experiences including in libraries, community anchor institutions, museums and cultural institutions
  • Systems analysis and design, design thinking
  • Information policy and Information and Society
  • Digital Inclusion
  • Cloud engineering and network development
  • Cybersecurity


Application Instructions:

To view the full description and apply, please follow this link. 

 

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

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Reference and Technology Librarian, John Curtis Free Library, Hanover, MA

The John Curtis Free Library is currently accepting applications for the position of Reference and Technology Librarian. The successful candidate will provide reference services, and is responsible for a portion of collection development. The candidate will also be expected to comprehend and manage the library's computer and other technology needs, including computers, databases, and associated software. Duties will be conducted under the supervision of the Library Director.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides information, reference, readers' advisory and research assistance to library users in direct consultation, by phone, email, instant messaging, in writing, or other emerging technologies, using print, non-print, and electronic and internet sources.
  • Assists in developing and maintaining the non-fiction collection, analyzing subject areas for strengths and weaknesses.
  • Purchases titles and tracks expenses for non-fiction collection titles in conjunction with the Director.
  • Responsible for coordinating and supporting Library website and Internet services
  • Evaluation, selection and installation of hardware and software
  • Prioritizes support and troubleshooting of administrative LAN, and training other library personnel and patrons in automated procedures.
  • Maintains records of software licenses, warranty, and repair documentation.
  • Responsible for supply, equipment and peripherals budget requests. 
  • Attends workshops and conferences relevant to this position.
  • Participates in network, regional, state, and/or national library committees, as time and schedule permit.
  • Represents the Library at appropriate professional meetings and conferences as requested. Interacts with vendors, contractors, technology advisers and experts.
  • Extensive interaction with Town Departments, Boards and Committees, and vendors.


Qualifications:

  • A Master of Library Science and one year of library experience is required.
  • Knowledge of computer operating systems, web-authoring languages, LAN systems, hardware and peripheral components essential.

This position may include mornings, afternoons, evenings, and Saturdays.


Salary: The starting rate of pay is $32,000.00/$64,000.00 annually; salary will commensurate with experience.


Application Instructions:

Deadline for submitting this application is March 21, 2019 or until the position is filled.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Ann Lee, Executive Assistant, Town of Hanover, 550 Hanover Street, Hanover, Massachusetts 02339 or e-mail: ann.lee@hanover-ma.gov (Posted 02-28-19).


The Town of Hanover is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Research, Instruction, and Archives Specialist, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI

Job Description:

Provides research assistance to library users, support to librarians, information literacy instruction sessions as necessary, and management of the research & instruction department during hours when librarians are not available. Provide access to Archives & Special Collections holdings. Assist the Archivist in the operations of the University Archives and Special Collections. The Research, Instruction, and Archives Specialist works a total of 32 hours/week: 20 hours/week reporting to the Associate Director of Public Services and 12 hours/week reporting to the University Archivist and Special Collections Librarian.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide research services through in-person, phone, text message, chat and email services; accurately and quickly providing appropriate information to patrons. 
  •  Weekly coverage of circulation functions.
  • Provide accurate and timely administrative support to the librarians.
  • Maintain the reference collection, shelving and shifting books and keeping reference stacks in order.
  • Provide basic troubleshooting of equipment such as copiers, microfilm readers, printers, scanners; assisting library users with MS Office suite and other software packages.
  • Attend department and library staff meetings.
  • Create LibGuides, tutorials, and on-the-fly instructional videos.
  • Create inventories for archival collections, especially media.
  • Accession and processing of university records, manuscript collections, media, and donations.
  • Digitize and create metadata for photographs and other media.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • According to candidate experience and interest, may also assist in planning and mounting displays, materials selection, and research instruction.
  • Work Schedule: September through May, evenings until 9 pm


Requirements:

  • Previous knowledge of and experience working with library reference materials, including print and electronic resources and/or completion of an LIS course in reference services.
  • Prior experience working with archives, and/or completion of foundational coursework in archives.
  • Knowledge of online and print information resources.
  • Positive team player who is prompt, accountable and reliable.
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, and focus on high touch customer service.
  • Detail oriented, excellent organizational and communication skills, and comfort learning and using emerging technologies.
  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education.
  • Demonstrated excellence working in a highly service-oriented environment.
  • Demonstrated strong "people skills" such as an energetic, positive, friendly, and approachable demeanor.
  • The ability to balance contributions to departmental activities with self-directed and self-motivated tasks.
  • Commitment to enhancing departmental and organizational effectiveness within a collegial, team-based work environment.


Additional Information:

Salve Regina University offers generous benefits to eligible employees including:

  • Health and dental coverage
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term disability
  • 403B plan
  • Tuition benefits and more


Application Instructions:

Applicants must apply online for any open staff and faculty positions by providing a cover-letter and resume. To view this position and apply, please follow this link. Pre-employment background checks and reference checks are required of successful candidates. Salve Regina University participates in E-verify.

Salve Regina University strives to provide equal opportunity in employment and education to all employees, students and applicants. No employee, student or applicant shall be discriminated against or harassed on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, age, marital or parental status, military or veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable federal or state law, in the administration of Salve Regina's employment policies, education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other University administered programs. In accordance with Title IX, it does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any of its educational programs or activities. Salve Regina is also committed to making its programs and campus accessible to its visitors and compliant will all applicable non-discrimination laws.


About Salve Regina University:

Salve Regina University, ranked among the best institutions of higher education in the United States by U.S. News & World Report, is a comprehensive Catholic University located in scenic Newport, Rhode Island. Salve Regina offers challenging academic programs in a highly supportive environment and an innovative core curriculum that provides students with a solid foundation and broader perspective. The historic, 75-acre campus enrolls approximately 2,500 men and women and offers Associate, Baccalaureate, and Master's degrees, the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study, and two doctoral programs.


URL: www.salve.edu

 

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Systems Librarian, Westfield State University, Westfield, MA

The Systems Librarian administers, develops and maintains library technology services to improve the user experience and operations of the library.

 

Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Administering the library's website, integrated library system and link resolver (OCLC WorldShare Management Services), LibGuides, and other library services. Lead integration and upgrade projects for these systems to improve the user experience and/or improve staff workflows.
  • Monitoring best practices and trends in emerging technologies and proactively research, recommend, and develop/adapt/implement technologically innovative services to match user needs.
  • Providing consultation to other library staff in the areas of data management and analysis, workflow automation and general technology support.
  • Serving as the technical lead for the library's institutional repository project, overseeing the selection, deployment, integration, and administration of a variety of systems to serve library goals in this area.
  • Collaborating with other campus technology personnel, and participate in division-wide projects.
  • Participating in the library's reference and instructional services programs.
  • Participating in professional activities, continuing scholarship, and serve on University committees.
  • Setting up, maintaining, and optimizing access to e-resources.

 

 Requirements:

Essential:

  • ALA-accredited Master of Library and Information Science or equivalent.
  • Experience working with integrated library systems.
  • Understanding of emerging library technologies and how they serve users.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Web design and standards including CSS, usability testing, and accessibility requirements.
  • Understanding of project management principles and practices.
  • Evidence of ability to communicate with multiple constituencies in both technical and non-technical terms.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse population of faculty/staff, students and colleagues and foster a culture of inclusion.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to determine effectively the root cause of issues and implement the appropriate solution.

 

Preferred:

  • Experience providing instruction and reference services.
  • Experience as a systems librarian in an academic setting
  • Experience managing integrated library systems.


Supervision Received:

General supervision by the Dean of Academic Information Services and Library Director. Evaluation by both the Library Program Area Chair and by the Dean of Academic Information Services and Library Director.

Supervision Exercised:

May direct the work of student employees for specified and limited projects.

Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.

 

Application Instructions: Please apply at https://westfield.interviewexchange.com/

An online application is required. The successful candidate must submit an official transcript at the time of hire. Interested candidates should electronically attach the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Contact information for three references*
  • Copy of unofficial transcript of highest degree

 

A review of applications will begin on April 1. The job posting will be open a minimum of ten days and, if needed, will remain open until finalists have been selected.

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Programming and Engagement Diversity Resident Librarian, Clemson University, Clemson, SC

Clemson University Libraries, as a member of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Diversity Alliance, seek to engage an early-career librarian who is a member of historically underrepresented racial and/or ethnic groups in higher education so that they can gain professional academic experience in a supportive and collegial environment. This position will build inclusive community engagement programs in collaborative partnership with a wide range of stakeholders, such as academic and student support offices on campus and community partners outside the university. This is a two-year, full-time, non-tenure track temporary lecturer position under the direction of the Head, Information and Research Services.


Responsibilities include:

  • Cultivating positive relationships and work collaboratively with other members of the Libraries and the diversity committee to develop co-curricular library programming and community engagement activities
  • Actively seeking out opportunities to connect library services and resources to campus, community and regional needs
  • Listening to community needs in order to develop a robust portfolio of engagement activities
  • Developing programming and ongoing partnerships with the Harvey and Lucinda Gantt Multicultural Center and other campus offices and student organizations that serve underrepresented groups
  • Designing program evaluations to assess the impact of library engagement activities on student success
  • Creation and maintenance of library research guides (LibGuides), curate book displays, and identify other ways to promote library resources and services
  • Provision of general library research services and participate in instruction initiatives  
  • Participation in professional development such as attending conferences, workshops, and webinars related to job functions


Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited graduate degree in librarianship (or foreign equivalent) or a relevant, accredited graduate degree in another scholarly field as deemed appropriate by the Libraries
  • Exceptional interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
  • Demonstrated understanding of the value of diversity and inclusion in the workplace or libraries


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience creating, organizing and delivering learning-focused programming and events
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain strong collaborations and partnerships
  • Experience with outreach to students or community groups


Salary and Benefits

Competitive salary based on the successful candidate's qualifications and experience. Various medical plans, dental plans, and retirement plans are available. 18 days annual leave, 15 days sick leave, 12 paid holidays, and liberal professional development leave are provided. Library faculty receive an individual stipend for travel or other professional development activity.

 

Location

Clemson University is a major, land-grant, science and engineering-oriented research university in a college-town setting along a dynamic Southeastern corridor. Ranked as one of America's Top 25 Public Universities by U.S. News & World Report, Clemson is an inclusive, student-centered community characterized by high academic standards, a culture of collaboration, school spirit, and a competitive drive to excel. Centrally located in the beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Clemson is in one of the fastest-growing areas of South Carolina, and a two-hour drive to Charlotte and Atlanta.

 

Application process

Applicants should electronically submit all applications and related materials via Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/61003 . Required materials include a cover letter, professional curriculum vitae, and three (3) reference contacts. Review of materials will begin immediately. Applications received by April 22, 2019 will be guaranteed consideration.

 

Closing Statement Clemson University is an AAO/EO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.

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Data Librarian, Congressional Research Service, Washington, D.C.

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks a Data Librarian for its Knowledge Services Group (KSG). The selectee will identify, acquire and curate data sets, manage data collections and facilitate the discovery of data sets used by CRS analysts, attorneys and information professionals. The selectee will also participate in the development of data repositories and work with stakeholders to identify and evaluate systems, tools and services used in data operations.  


Duties and Responsibilities:

The data librarian performs duties related to data acquisition, data curation and data management. This includes identifying and locating authoritative data sets used across CRS, recommending appropriate metadata schemas and workflows to describe, document, annotate and catalog data sets to enable discovery and re-use. The data librarian participates in the development of data repositories and data catalogs to store and archive data sets for long term access, and develops and maintains best practices and procedures.

The data librarian works with stakeholders to identify and extract data, assists and instructs staff on the use of tools to convert, transform, clean and prepare data for analysis. He/she supports staff in the use of statistical, quantitative analysis and/or data visualization tools. The data librarian coordinates the development and implementation of data projects that support the mission of CRS, and serves as a liaison for collaboration between the Knowledge Services Group and other CRS divisions/offices as well as service units and offices within the Library of Congress.

 

Salary: $81,548 to $106,012 per year


To Apply:

CRS is fully committed to workforce diversity. Interested applicants must apply online through the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/526341600.

Applications for this position will remain open until April 2nd, 2019. 

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Head of Technical Services for Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

The University of Virginia Library is seeking interested applicants for the newly created position of Head of Technical Services for Special Collections in the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library.  The Head of Technical Services will work with the Associate University Librarian for Special Collections and Preservation and other staff on developing the collection in ways that center social and reparative justice.

They will lead accessioning, arrangement and description, rare book cataloging, and collection management activities. The Head of Technical Services for Special Collections will examine current practices, processes, and systems with a commitment to initiate reparative efforts that would lead to greater representation of individuals and groups in our collections and physical spaces.

 

Major duties that are required to perform the primary purpose:

Reparative work- Lead efforts to examine current practices and processes in technical services, and rebuild using a reparative framework

Access and Discovery - Will directly oversee manuscript and archival processing and rare book cataloging activities, ensuring that activities adhere to best practices and national standards; will keep apprised of developments in these areas, and facilitate ongoing continuing education for staff in the unit; will work with the AUL, curators, and other staff to establish processing and cataloging priorities.

Collection Development- Will work with staff on prioritization for collection development efforts and on appraisal decisions for potential new collections.

Collection Management - Will work with staff on space planning for onsite and offsite storage and will lead efforts to examine future storage needs for the collections.

Instruction and Outreach- Will be an enthusiastic promoter of using primary source materials in the classroom, and will work with other Special Collections staff and faculty on developing primary source literacy among students.

Public Service- Will have regular hours at the reference desk and will work alongside colleagues in assisting students, faculty, fellows, and scholars with the discovery of appropriate resources for their research needs.

Position Compensation Range: $75,000.00 - $80,000.00 Annual



Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited graduate degree or accredited graduate degree in another appropriate discipline, 10 years of relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree
  • Minimum of four years of experience in an archival or special collections library environment working directly with a variety of collections
  • Previous supervisory experience
  • Understanding of and commitment to nationally-accepted standards, vocabularies, and best practices pertinent to archives and special collections, to include the following: Describing Archives: a Content Standard (DACS), EAD, EAC-CPF, LCSH, AAT, RDA, and MARC.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and collaborative skills
  • Experience in appraisal, processing, cataloging, reference
  • Demonstrated commitment to inclusivity, diversity, equity, and accessibility

 

To Apply:

Process for Internal UVA Applicants: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search "Find Jobs", and search for 'Head of Technical Services'. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/Resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address).

Process for External UVA Applicants: Please visit UVA job board Workday, (https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs/job/Charlottesville-VA/Head-of-Technical-Services-for-Special-Collections_R0002507) complete the application and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address). You may upload multiple documents in the Resume/CV box.

Applications that are missing required documents will not receive full consideration.

For questions about the Application process please contact Rhiannon O'Coin, Academic recruiter, rmo2r@virgia.edu 

 

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician's Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.  We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences.  We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

 

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Assistant Librarian (Scholarly Communications Librarian), Utah State University, Logan, UT

Utah State University (USU) Libraries seek a collaborative, innovative, and service-minded librarian to contribute to the Libraries' scholarly communication efforts. As part of the Digital Initiatives Unit, this position contributes to the coordination, promotion, and assessment of the university's institutional repository (IR), and open access (OA) initiatives.

 

Position Summary:

The Scholarly Communication Librarian serves as a leader both in the library and across the institution on issues related to the dissemination, preservation, and use of the scholarly and creative output of USU's faculty, staff, and students. To fulfill these leadership responsibilities, the successful candidate will engage with campus on topics from across the scholarly communication landscape including: digital scholarship and preservation; open access, data, and education; and intellectual property.

 

Through collaboration with liaisons and other librarians, this position will facilitate the use of digital tools in research and teaching and work to expand the Libraries' support for faculty, staff, and students at all stages of research. The Scholarly Communication Librarian may support a wide range of digital scholarship activities such as: digital publishing and open educational resources; scholarly identity and research impact; digital humanities, including digital exhibits and storytelling; and GIS.

 

Reporting to the Head of Digital Initiatives, the position is a 12-month, tenure track faculty appointment with rank as Assistant Librarian. This position will actively participate in the promotion, outreach, and support of the Scholarly Communication activities as part of a collaborative library team. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2019.

 

Responsibilities

  • Promote and manage the development and growth of USU's IR (DigitalCommons@USU) with a team of full-time and student employees
  • Promote and support USU's Open Access Policy and related efforts across campus
  • Work collaboratively across the Library to develop, identify, and promote digital tools to enhance research and teaching including mentorship of student employees and interns engaged in digital projects
  • Build and maintain collaborative partnerships related to digital initiatives with faculty, researchers, and other campus units
  • Monitor advancements in scholarly communication, OA, IRs, and related areas and communicate implications to campus stakeholders
  • Provide guidance and training on scholarly communication/digital scholarship for library and campus constituencies
  • Serve as a subject librarian to one academic discipline

 

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Master's degree (awarded or near complete)
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current issues, trends, and best practices, and new and emerging technologies in scholarly communication
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills
  • Ability to set and follow through on both individual and team priorities
  • Interest in learning new technologies and working in a dynamic environment
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, and time management skills
  • Ability to meet the university's requirements for promotion and tenure

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Project management experience
  • Experience in an academic library setting
  • Familiarity with rights management issues in digital environments
  • Familiarity with repository platforms

 

Application Instructions:

To view the full job description and apply, please follow this link. 


Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1) Cover Letter (Please do not attach cover letter. You will be instructed to copy and paste your cover letter in the application)

2) CV

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Review will begin March 14, 2019.



University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah's land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 28,000 students (25,000 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students) on the Logan main campus, four regional campuses, two USU Eastern campuses, and 28 centers throughout the state. USU offers 162 undergraduate majors, 153 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. The 2018 rankings from Washington Monthly ranked USU as one of the top 30 national Universities and the 5th best public national university in the nation.   As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found at: https://www.usu.edu/about/at-a-glance/.

 

The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region. Additional information about Logan can be found at: http://www.loganutah.org/visitors/about_logan/index.php.

 

USU recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the university's academic mission of learning, discovery, and engagement (https://www.usu.edu/president/missionstatement/). USU is an AA/EO employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity/expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy or local, state, or federal law. Learn more at www.aaeo.usu.edu/non-discrimination. USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program. Additional information can be found at: http://www.usu.edu/provost/faculty-life/dual-career-assistance.cfm.

 

ADA

Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  

 

Advertised Salary

Salary commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits, including an additional annual retirement contribution of 14.2% of salary.

 

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IB Librarian, American School Foundation of Chiapas, A.C., Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, Mexico

The American School Foundation of Chiapas, A.C. is looking for passionate and professional full-time 21st Century Librarian and teaching positions. We are interested in people who have a genuine interest education, who value their work as a profession, not a pastime, and who have a Bachelor's Degree or higher (preferably in Education) and/or a State Teaching Certificate, ideally with at least two years teaching experience. International teaching experience or IB experience is preferred!

 

21st Century Librarian: 

Proven teaching ability, experience in digital media literacies, Bilingual in English and Spanish, strong interpersonal skills, pedagogical leader, creative hub for the school, and a lover of reading! 

Responsible for: 

  • Making the Library "The heart of the school"! 
  • Promoting literacy school wide and making the Library an exciting place to be!
  • Being a pedagogical leader in the school and communicating with the school leadership (PLT)
  • Committing to building the school's literacy program K-12.
  • Supporting others in collaborative planning by providing inquiry resources from the library.
  • Ensuring literacy standards for implementation are understood, and that the programme is planned, taught and assessed collaboratively.
  • The development and implementation of the program.
  • Organizing, up keeping and promoting all library resources.
  • Teaching students and teachers courses and/or workshops that improve their literacy proficiencies.
  • Promoting multicultural skills that promote international mindedness as an inquiry support in both English and Spanish.
  • Being a creative and fun educator that is approachable!

We hope and believe you are out there! 

 

Please check full description of an IB librarian at: http://www.ibo.org/ib-world-archive/may-2011-issue-62/between-the-pages/

 

Contract details: 

We offer a two year contract; starting March or August 2019 (it can be extended after two years) 

  • 8 hour work day 
  • Private and National Health insurance
  • Housing at American School Residencies (Free WiFi, Swimming Pool, General areas, gym)
  • 5 (five) weeks or more paid vacation each year
  • Salary: Commensurate to experience and best paid standards for the Region.
  • Round-trip airfare per year!
  • Airport pickup
  • VISA processing fees and costs
  • Statutory holidays (Mexican holiday calendar)
  • International Baccalaureate Courses and/or other PD opportunities
  • We are part of the Mexican National Association of IB Schools IBAMEX.

 

About the American School Foundation of Chiapas: 

We offer a rich educational program, structured upon well-established curriculum guidelines from the Mexican Ministry of Education and the IB Primary Years Program. As an IB World School, we ensure a safe and thoughtful environment in which students are encouraged to grow as independent, respectful, responsible, and active citizens. We value constructivism and Multiple Intelligences as important components of the teaching/learning process. At the American School, we promote a cooperative and friendly work environment. We believe strongly in the importance of reflection, inquiry, and professional development. 

We believe we teach our students to Live, Love and Learn! All learning at ASFC must exemplify our 5 Pillars: International Mindedness, Caring & Collaborative, Principled Communicators, Environmentally Cultured, Creative & Critical Thinkers; all within the framework of community values.

 

Location: 

The American School is situated in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, the capital city of the beautiful state of Chiapas. Tuxtla is a fast growing, bustling city, alive with the vivid colors and energy of Mexico. Not far from the city are mountains, canyons, beaches, pyramids, and the ocean, just waiting to be explored. Tuxtla Gutiérrez offers delightful sunny weather all year round, delicious culinary flavors, and a culture rich in history and tradition. Here you can combine the security of access to familiar amenities with the excitement of living abroad in a Spanish-speaking community.

 

Housing: 

Start working in a friendly professional atmosphere with housing accommodations that include: 2-bedroom apartments with kitchen, living room and dinning room, and full bathroom; air conditioning, swimming pool, recreation area, laundry room, small gym, security, free Wi-Fi, in school grounds and private neighborhood.

 

How to apply:

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and a current CV (including photo) via email to: talentrecruitment@americanschool.edu.mx

Once all documents have been received, we will contact you by phone or email to arrange an interview.

Please note: to apply for a visa, applicants will need to present a recently apostilled degree.
For more information, please visit our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ASFCH/
Our website (updating soon) www.americanschool.edu.mx
School grounds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOmxa0NojJM
School videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsz9AqYTaLM
https://www.facebook.com/ASFCH/videos/1454684811229750/
Chiapas Experience tour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chLDuTLFauM 

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Clinical Professor (Program Director of Online and Extended Studies), North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC

The School of Library and Information Sciences at North Carolina Central University (SLIS) seeks to hire a clinical faculty member to serve as the Director for the SLIS Online Education and Extended Studies Program. SLIS offers an ALA accredited Master of Library Science degree and a Master of Information Science degree via NCCU Online.

 

The coordinator will work closely with the Dean and Program Directors to manage the program. The director will ensure that the SLIS program deliver continuously high quality graduate degree and certificate programs to educate and train students. The director will support the school media program as well as all of the SLIS programs.

 

This is a 9-month, fixed-term non-tenure track faculty appointment as a clinical professor with the Division of Extended Studies and assigned to the School of Library and Information Sciences. The faculty member is expected to engage in a full range creative scholarship that may include teaching and mentoring of students, discovery of knowledge through scientific guided inquiry or creative artistry, and service to the university, profession and public.

 

At the same time, the faculty member will coordinate the distance education and online initiatives to serve the degree and certificate programs, continuing education, special programs and executive education. In this role, the faculty member assists with student recruitment, guide faculty development and training in Quality Matters and other related certifications, assist the Program Director of Student Affairs and Dean to monitor and track students enrolled in the distance education and online course, and serve as the primary point of contact for potential and current distance education and online students.



Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

A Ph.D. from an accredited university earned at the time of appointment, preferably in information science, library science, humanities, social sciences, public administration, management, public policy, communication and media studies, information systems, education leadership, educational technology, instructional design, marketing,or other related fields

Knowledge of planning, organization, and administrative activities to support the online education and extended study programs

Skilled liaison with faculty, staff, students, and other outside individuals or agencies as well a other educational institutions and vendor partners

Ability to develop and implement strategies to continually improve teaching and advising to better serve students and to help them succeed in the program

Communicate effectively using multi-media platforms including email, social media, and website

Develop data-driven approach; Create, analyze and distribute reports, surveys, data, web analytics and other key performance metrics for SLIS online programs



Application Instructions

To view the full description and apply, please follow this link. 

   Required Documents

  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Unofficial Transcripts (official required from selected candidate)

Optional Documents

  1. Writing Sample
  2. DD-214 (for Veterans Only)


About North Carolina Central University 

The School of Library and Information Sciences (SLIS) of North Carolina Central University provides graduate education in library and information science. At SLIS, we prepare our students in our ALA accredited graduate degree program with the leadership, creativity, and technical skills, to use the principles of information science and library science to address critical challenges. The SLIS curriculum offers students with a comprehensive set of graduate courses covering the foundations and emerging trends in the LIS field.

 

The SLIS has specializations in public libraries, academic libraries, digital libraries, school media, and other areas. SLIS also offers a Master's in Information Science (MIS). The MIS program has three specializations in strategic information management, networking and communications, and health informatics. SLIS offers joint programs including the JD/MLS with the School of Law, the MBA/MIS with the School of Business, the MPA/MIS with the Department of Public Administration, and the MA in Educational Technology/MIS with the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.



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

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Legal Research Instruction Program, Suffolk University Law Library, Boston, MA

Once again, the Law Librarians of New England are offering a six week Legal Research Instruction Program taught by professional librarians from law school and law firms in and around Boston.  It is a great opportunity to learn legal research - and also a great opportunity to meet practicing law librarians in the Boston area. 

 

The program is six weeks of hands-on instruction in the fundamentals of legal research, including:

  • Overview of the US legal system
  • Introduction to legal research methods, including using secondary sources
  • The role of case law, the courts and case finding tools, such as digests
  • The organization of statutes and conducting a legislative history
  • Finding regulations and geting an understanding generally of administrative law
  • Finding transactional law documents
  • Finding information about businesses and people
  • Putting everything together with legal research strategy

 

The course will run six weeks, starting on March 27th - the classes are held at Suffolk University law School on Tremont Street, conveniently located at the Park Street Station. 

 

The registration fee is $150. 

 

To register, go to https://llne.org/legalresearchinstruction/

 

Please email Brian Flaherty, brian2@bu.edu, or phone him: 617-353-1106, with any questions about the program. 

 

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Public Services Manager, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

Wellesley College seeks an experienced and collaborative Public Services Manager to provide leadership and direction for staff and students engaged in providing public service at the Clapp Library. The Public Services Manager is responsible for staffing the Clapp Library's public service desk, overseeing stacks maintenance in order to facilitate access to the physical collections, and managing various resources to deliver high quality public service to all members of the Wellesley community.


This position collaborates with colleagues across Library and Technology Services and throughout the College to meet service expectations and standards.


Key responsibilities

  • As a member of the Library Collections team, provides leadership and direction in the planning and delivery of public services programs, circulation services, and reshelving operations for the Clapp Library.

  • Hires, trains, and manages a large student workforce and works with staff in the Research and Instruction  group as well as in the Library Collections group to provide coverage of the service desk and stacks maintenance in accordance with service standards.

  • Establishes priorities, assigns tasks, and manages resources, including video e-reserves, to meet service expectations and standards.  

  • Develops documents and refines procedures and workflows as appropriate. Oversees fee collection and supply orders for public service desk-related operations.

  • Collects, maintains, and analyzes statistics and other data to assess services and recommends changes as needed based on such assessment.

  • Provides leadership and direction for student-focused programs and services which connect students to LTS resources; builds and sustains relationships with student life and academic support staff and assists in promoting the use of library collections and services to foster student engagement.  


Education required

  • Bachelor's degree is required
  • Master's degree in Library and/or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution is preferred


Skills and abilities required

  • Minimum of two years' experience in public services in a library 
  • Experience managing students or other staff in a public services setting
  • Ability to work collaboratively with internal and external parties to resolve issues and to adapt to changing environments and priorities
  • Demonstrated strong service orientation
  • Excellent oral and written communication, organization, and problem-solving skills
  • Solid experience with Google Apps
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel


Preferred qualifications

  • Recent experience in an academic library
  • Familiarity with the Millennium integrated library system
  • Experience with automated ticketing systems 


Application Instructions

To view the full description and apply, visit https://career.wellesley.edu/postings/2511.

 

About Wellesley College

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

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Resource Acquisitions Librarian, Boston College, Newton, MA

Boston College seeks a knowledgeable and innovative individual for the position of Resource Acquisitions Librarian. The successful candidate, under the supervision of Head of Resource Acquisition & Management, provides strategic vision, leadership, innovation, assessment, and management of all aspects of acquisitions and electronic resources management, budget and services.

 This position directly oversees, supervises, and trains monographic acquisitions staff, and manages operations for O'Neill Library and some of the special libraries. This position also develops and oversees projects, working with Head of Resource Acquisition & Management and other managers, to devise and refine processes that optimize services across the Libraries, with a focus on ensuring the ability to utilize available technologies to streamline processes. 


Responsibilities: 

  • Develop and provide reports and analysis of collections and/or financial data to Budget Group, managers, subject librarians and other library staff as well as provide support for budget management and planning.
  • Collaborate with Head of Resource Acquisition & Management and other library staff to ensure the smooth development and implementation of department workflows for monographs, continuing resources and electronic resources, identifying problematic areas and ensuring that action items are brought to the attention of appropriate technical services staff
  • Supervise the work of five staff members to ensure timely and accurate processing of orders, claims, invoices, and gifts and provide input to Head of Resource Acquisition & Management on individual staff performances.
  • Resolve problems with duplicate orders, claims, and credits for returns and supports the work of the Head of Resource Acquisition & Management through accurate and timely monitoring of the materials budget in Alma and PeopleSoft and the preparation of reports.
  • Manage the timely and accurate ordering of new materials and processing of invoices, claims, and credits to effectively control the budget and inventory.
  • Work as a team member to resolve problem reports from vendors and patrons.
  • Serve on committees, working group and task forces as needed.


Requirements:

  • 5 years of post MLS experience preferred
  • 1-3 year of supervisory experience preferred
  • Experience with acquiring of library material from monographic vendors
  • Understanding of automated library acquisitions systems and processes
  • Understanding of accounting principles and practices
  • Experience working with electronic resources, serials and e-books in an academic library
  • Experience working with subscription vendors, publishers, interface providers.
  • Experience with reviewing and negotiating license agreements preferred.
  • Experience with the variations of electronic resources, licensing, packages, platforms, aggregators, and vendors, and the ability to manage at the big picture level
  • Experience with collections budget management
  • Experience with assessment and analysis of collections and budget
  • Comfort with technology and ability to exploit new and existing technologies to refine workflows
  • Understanding of technical services workflows and familiarity with metadata formats and cataloging rules
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

 

Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $64,500 to $80,600; salary commensurate with relevant experience.  


About Boston College: 

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


More information and to apply: https://bc.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=2703&site=1

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Call for Papers: Miriam Braverman Memorial Prize

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


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


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

See the past Braverman Award winners and read their works.


Requirements and Application Instructions

  1. Contestants must be Library and/or Information Science students attending a graduate-level program in the United States or Canada. Contestants may not have finished their coursework earlier than December 2018.
  2. Entries must be the original, unpublished work of the contestant, and must be written in English. Entries may not exceed 3,000 words, and must conform to MLA formatting and style.
  3. To facilitate the blind review process, each entry must include a cover sheet providing the contestant's name, full contact information (address, phone number, e-mail address), name of the institution where the contestant is enrolled, and the title of the paper. No identifying information, other than the title, should appear on the paper itself.
  4. Entries must be submitted electronically, in PDF format, to bravermansubmissions@gmail.com. Entries must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. CST on International Workers' Day, or May Day, May 1, 2019.
  5. The $500 stipend is available only to help defray the cost of ALA conference attendance in the winning year; if the winner of the contest is unable to attend, the money will remain in the Braverman Prize endowment fund.

 


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

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Save the Date: The Massachusetts Health Sciences Library Network (MAHSLIN) Annual Meeting

When: Friday, March 15th, 2019

            8:00am-3:30pm

Location: Waltham Woods Conference Center


This year the MAHSLIN annual meeting will focus on Disaster Medicine and how librarians can help.  Dr. Eric Goralnick, Medical Director of Emergency Preparedness, Brigham and Women's Hospital will be our keynote speaker and Stacey Arneson, Branch Chief, Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) at the National Library of Medicine will discuss the resources available on the DIMRC web site. 

In the afternoon, we will be conducting a tourniquet training session from the program called "Stop the Bleed" Homeland Security.  As more and more people are exposed to medical emergencies this service empowers the general public to learn proper bleeding control techniques including how to use hands, dressings, and tourniquets.  Here is a link to additional information -- https://www.dhs.gov/stopthebleed

There will be plenty of time to network with colleagues and vendors!  The date is March 15, 2019 and we will be meeting at the Waltham Woods Conference Center (same as last year).   Early registration is now open.  Early registration fees are:

  • $65     MAHSLIN members
  • $65     Other Library Association members
  • $90     Non-members OR become a member and attend the meeting for the same price
  • $40     Students (Membership and conference registration)

 

EARLY REGISTRATION ENDS FRIDAY, MARCH 1st

Late/Walk-In Registration Rates are:

  • $75     MAHSLIN members
  • $75     Other Library Association members
  • $100   Non-members OR become a member and attend the meeting for the same price
  • $40     Students (Membership and conference registration)

 We hope to see you on March 15th. To view the full announcement, please follow this link. 

 

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Children's Reference Librarian (Part-Time), Wellesley Free Library, Wellesley, MA

The Wellesley Free Library is seeking a fun, flexible, and fearless part-time (16 hours/week) Children's Librarian to provide high quality library service to children, young teens, parents, teachers, and caregivers. 


Duties and Responsibilities: 

Under the supervision of the Children's Services Supervisor, duties will include:
  • Reference desk service
  • Extensive reader advisory
  • Children's materials selection
  • Developing/implementing STEM, early literacy, outreach and enrichment programs for children from birth through grade 8. 

Saturday and evening hours required.


Salary: The hourly rate is $26.71 and the position is not benefit eligible. 


Requires:

  • MLS
  • One to three years of reference experience
  • In-depth knowledge of collection development
  • Demonstrated knowledge of effective children's services techniques
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Excellent computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, e-mail, Internet searches 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 March 21, 2019.  AA/EOE

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Library Media Specialist, Acton-Boxborough Regional Schools, Acton, MA

Position Type: Elementary School/Library Media Specialist

Location: Merriam Elementary School

Available Date: 8/26/2019

Closing Date: 03/29/2019


Salary: Per A.B.E.A. Contract


Responsibilities:

  • Overseeing the operation of the Merriam School Library.
  • Supporting library curriculum development and implementation.
  • Teaching research skills.


Application Procedure: 

To view the full job description and apply, please follow this link. 

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Library Director, Springfield Town Library, Springfield, VT

Join a vibrant Library, working to revitalize downtown Springfield, VT.  The Library enjoys a prominent Main Street location with strong customer orientation, while the Library Director works closely with many partner organizations such as: the Chamber and public access TV.  We are searching for a dynamic, community-oriented individual with experience in public library administration.  Unique opportunity for a passionate visionary who builds on current strengths to shape the future.  

The Library Director reports to the Town Manager, working in close cooperation with the advisory Board of Library Trustees and the Friends.


Overview of the Position

The Library Director serves as the chief administrator of the Springfield Town Library. The Director is responsible for all operations of the Library, and for developing, managing, and implementing its program of services.  The Library Director reports to the Town Manager while exercising independent judgment based on professional and technical knowledge.  The Director works in close cooperation with the Library Board of Trustees, serving as its advisor and as an active participant in policy development, goal setting, planning and evaluation, and may refer matters concerning library policy to the Library Board of Trustees for advice.

 

General Statement of Duties Performed (Not All-Inclusive) 

Strategic Vision and Planning

  • Evaluates the effectiveness of library services, assesses the need for improvement, and plans corrective actions
  • Assesses current and future community needs and interests, and develops programs and resources to meet those needs
  • Collaborates with library staff and the Board of Trustees to prepare a long-range plan, including goals and objectives and a program of services
  • Formulates and recommends policies, for approval by the Board of Trustees, to support and implement the library mission and program of services

 

Community Relations Management

  • Creates a friendly and welcoming environment for everyone, upholding the highest standards of service 
  • Participates with the Friends of the Springfield Town Library, providing advice and support as an ex officio member of the FOSTL Board of Directors
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with community organizations, the general public, news media and municipal bodies
  • Promotes, publicizes and advocates for the library through news releases, social media, blogs and other traditional and non-traditional means available
  • Develops outreach services to extend library services beyond the library building
  • Participates as a member in civic and service organizations
  • Serves as the representative of the library, speaking before community, civic and other organizations to promote and publicize library services
  • Monitors public perceptions of the library and addresses patron complaints and public criticism of the library

  

Human Resources Management

  • Supervises and schedules staff and volunteers, assigning tasks to make effective use of individual talents
  • Recruits and hires qualified library employees
  • Oversees training and professional development of library staff
  • Evaluates the performance of all library staff on a regular basis, using those evaluations to provide guidance and assistance as needed
  • Recommends merit step increases under the Town's Personnel Regulations and the collective bargaining agreement, and terminates employees following established procedures
  • Motivates and encourages staff in improving job performance and abilities
  • Creates a positive workplace environment fostering cooperation, collaboration, civility, inclusion and safety 
  • Maintains personnel records


Financial Management

  • Prepares the annual budget request, in consultation with the Board of Trustees and library staff, for presentation to the Town Manager and Board of Selectmen
  • Manages the approved library budget, including authorizing expenditures by the Town Finance Department
  • Maintains financial records and prepares financial reports to the Town and Vermont Department of Libraries
  • Works with the FOSTL Board to develop a budget to support the library mission
  • Develops grant and other funding sources, including the "E-Rate discount."

 

Collection Management

  • Supervises the selection, acquisition preparation, and withdrawal of library materials, to meet community needs and in compliance with the library's Collection Development Policy
  • Ensures that cataloging and classification of library materials adheres to accepted standards
  • Maintains accurate records of public use of the collections

 

Information Technology Management

  • Oversees maintenance of computers, network equipment, software and other information technology required
  • Utilizes knowledge of library systems, best practices and marketplace issues to maximize efficient operation of library technologies
  • Keeps abreast of new and emerging technologies in library and information services
  • Maintains statistical reporting tools, using data analysis to drive decision-making
  • Participates in the management of the Catamount Library Network

 

Facilities Management

  • Supervises the care and maintenance of the library building and grounds, including HVAC, communications, and security systems
  • Reviews current and future facility needs
  • Recommends improvements and future developments to meet changing community needs
  • Coordinates use of space for programs, meetings, and other events

This job description is intended to illustrate the range of duties, responsibilities and qualifications, and is not all-inclusive. The Library Director performs other duties as needed, including unforeseen responsibilities which may develop in the future.

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in Library Science (or Library & Information Science) from a university accredited by the American Library Association.
  • Professional public library experience, including progressively responsible supervisory and administrative experience.
  • Proficiency with computers, networks, electronic resources, social media and emerging technologies.
  • Experience with integrated library systems, preferably Koha.

 

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated commitment to exceptional public service
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with library staff, municipal departments, community organizations, individuals, and library stakeholders
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and analytical thinking
  • Well-developed organizational skills
  • Thorough knowledge of library principles and practices, issues and trends
  • Ability to train and supervise staff and volunteers, including assigning tasks, delegating responsibility, coordinating activities and evaluating job performance.
  • Ability to instruct staff and the public in using library technology
  • Ability to work effectively with the Board of Trustees to develop and implement policies and strategic plans
  • Experience in seeking and obtaining philanthropic and public funding
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of library patrons and patron transaction records.

 

Special Circumstances or Conditions of Employment

As with all Library positions, the Library Director must be aware of and work in accordance with the American Library Association's Code of Ethics, the Library Bill of Rights, the Springfield Town Library Policy Manual, the Town's Personnel Regulations and the Library collective bargaining agreement.  The Library Director must understand the importance and statutory requirement of confidentiality, and respect and maintain the confidentiality of Library patrons and patron records.  The Library Director is expected to be available to work evenings and weekends as needed.


Salary:  $56,085 - $71,885 depending on experience.  Position is full-time with benefits including healthcare and retirement. 


Deadline:  Send application, cover letter and resume no later than March 22, 2019 for a late starting date in May.  Mail to Human Resources Manager, 96 Main Street, Springfield, VT  05156 or email to toshr@vermontel.net    A completed and signed Town of Springfield application form is required.  The form is located on the Town website on job openings.  In addition, a job description is posted under Job Openings on the Town of Springfield website at http://www.springfieldvt.govoffice2.com


Springfield, VT (pop. 9,300) is in southeastern Vermont, a former center for precision manufacturing.  New developments include the Black River Innovation Campus, a new school computer curriculum, and planning for the Springfield Riverwalk.  The Library annual operating budget is $540,000; staff are active participants in the Catamount Library Network, a Koha consortium.

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Clinical/Medical Librarian, Boston VA Health Care System, Boston, MA

Are you an experienced medical or clinical or pharma or biosciences research librarian?  If you're energized by the challenges of engaging and training clinicians on the frontline of Veterans health care, please do consider applying to join our Boston team. 

 

Summary

The position serves as a librarian for the VA New England Health Care System's Library Services/Knowledge & Information Service (VISN1). The Librarian is located at the Boston VA HCS campuses and is a member of the Librarians team and works closely with other VISN1 Librarians to collaboratively set polices, survey users, collect and analyze usage data, purchased on VISN1 portals. The Librarian reports to, the VISN1 Library Knowledge Information Service Coordinator, based in Manchester, NH.

Major duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Aids patrons - training users to search eRources, access and use clinical apps, locate and access eBooks and eJournals;
  • Provides clinical and research reference service to Boston and Visn1 patrons - answering queries as team member of Librarians on Call (E-reference service);
  • Maintains personal mastery of all information biomedical technologies and eResources, offsite access apps, databases, etc.;
  • Adheres to compliance standards set forth by Copyright legislation;
  • Communicates frequently and articulately with customer groups and teams to create and present focused training, engender collaboration, and support information/knowledge projects and needs, eScience Data, and translational medicine;
  • Assists, trains and supports the development of effective user aids and training (LibGuides, one on one, small group, webinars, embedded podcasts, screenshots, etc.);
  • Develops effective and efficient instructional learning plans and modules for local educational credit;


Requirements


    Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
  • Subject to a background/security investigation
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • May be required to serve a probationary period
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process

    Qualifications

This position includes a Selective Placement Factor (skill, knowledge, ability or other worker characteristic basic to- and essential for- satisfactory performance of the job). Selective Placement Factors are a prerequisite to appointment and represent minimum requirements for a position.
Applicants who do not meet it are ineligible for further consideration. The Selective Placement Factor for this position is: Experience in the areas of clinical/ biomedical librarianship, biomedical research, health services research. (This experience must be reflected on your resume to receive credit for your response.) 

  • Completion of one (1) full academic year of graduate study in library science in an accredited college or university, in addition to completion of all work required for a bachelor's degree. NOTE: You must submit transcripts with your application. Education will not be credited without documentation. ~OR~
  • A total of at least five (5) years of a combination of college-level education, training, and experience. To qualify on this basis, the applicant must establish conclusively that the education, training, and experience provided a knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and techniques of professional librarianship; knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services. NOTE: You must submit transcripts with your application. Education will not be credited without documentation. Experience must be fully documented on your resume and must include job title, duties, month and year start/end dates AND hours worked per week.

 

 To Apply

The link to the full job description and application portal can be found here. Please upload your resume, along with a cover letter highlighting your experience, publications, etc. Our librarian team shares an office in the Jamaica Plain VA and works around all the VA Boston locations and clinics, virtually by sharing desktops or webinars as well as in person. 

 

If you don't have an account on USAJobs, just find a few minutes and create one.  If you have any questions please email or text me on 617-957-3756

 

The Boston Clinical Librarians promote evidence-based, patient-centered care by teaching information literacy skills to clinicians, trainees, and researchers, providing information at the point of care and need, participating on research teams, clinical rounds, and more. The team also provides virtual reference assistance, and continuously trains users to access and search resources on their own. We also work with patients in a variety of ways.

 


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Digital Asset Management Assistant, Philadelphia Eagles, Philadelphia, PA

Type: Part-time seasonal, paid hourly

Candidate: Must be college graduate, cannot be used for college credit

Time: July 2019 to July 2020 

Reports to Media Asset Manager



Overview of Responsibilities:

  • Assist with upkeep and overall management of the Digital Asset Management System
  • Manage software permissions, create metadata schemas, and provide overall support
  • Survey, scan & digitize historical content
  • Provide metadata management
  • Work inside the Media Asset Management System to upload & tag currently digitized photos
  • Upload & tag design content 



Required Qualities:

  • Proficient at working independently while executing large project vision
  • Detail oriented and good organizational skills 
  • Good communicator
  • Customer service focused
  • Quick learner & problem solver
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Preferred Qualities:

  • Experience with storage and archive systems
  • Previous work on large independent projects



Other Requirements:

  • College degree or experience in Information Science, Library Science, Management Information Systems, History, Art, Photography or related field with archival/organizational interests
  • Frequently stand/walk and reach/work above shoulders
  • Physical ability to lift heavy equipment 
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule



To Apply:

Email a resume and cover letter that states the position you are interested in and why you are qualified.  Resumes need to be received by March 30th.

Email resume & cover letter to contentcreative@eagles.nfl.com by March 30th.

 

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Librarian I, Niagara Falls - Lasalle Branch, Niagara Falls, NY

Passionate about the future of libraries? Passionate about our Niagara Falls community? Looking to make a difference in the world? This might be the job for you.

 

The Niagara Falls Public Library is seeking an experienced professional to serve as a Librarian 1. Under the supervision of the Head of Reference Services of the Niagara Falls Public Library, this position at the Lasalle Branch focuses on providing library services to adults and researchers alike.



Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Provides library service to visitors of all ages, including managing an active suburban branch
  • Prepares for and conducts programs
  • Assists in maintaining the branch's collections
  • Promotes use of library materials (both physical and online) and services
  • Performs outreach to community agencies as needed.

May occasionally require scheduled shifts in our Main Branch. For complete job specifications, visit www.niagarafallspubliclib.org/Pages/Employment.html

 

Minimum qualifications are:

  • Knowledge of modern library organizations, procedures, policies, aims and services
  • Graduation from a registered college or university accredited by the American Library Association or registered by the NYS Education Department to grant degrees with a Master's Degree in Library Science, Information Services or equivalent.  
  • Must have applied for New York State Public Librarian Certification at the time of appointment.

Desirable qualification:

  • Knowledge of teen literature and teen programming 

 Classification: Librarian I - Civil Service



This is a Training & Experience Rated exam.  To be eligible for examination, candidates must have been legal residents of Niagara County or Erie County for a period of at least one (1) year immediately preceding the last date for filing for the exam.

Candidates must submit verifiable proof of MLS to demonstrate minimum qualifications (transcripts or copy of degree).

Candidates who already possess a NYS Public Librarian's Professional Certificate must provide copy of Certificate or number of Certificate and date issued.

 

Compensation:

Hiring salary for this full time position is $37,094.33 per annum with excellent benefits including New York State retirement; medical/ dental / vision insurance; and paid vacation and sick leave. The schedule will consist of daytime, evening and weekend shifts totaling 35 hours per week.

 

Application Instructions:

To apply please submit a meaningful letter of interest addressing each minimum qualification and a resume to spotwin@nioga.org. Additionally, applications will be accepted by USPS to:

Mrs. Sarah Potwin

Executive Library Director

Niagara Falls Public Library

1425 Main Street

Niagara Falls, NY 14305

 

Review of applicants will begin March 26, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

 

The Niagara Falls Public Library (NFPL) is composed of two branches, the Main Branch  on Main Street and a second branch in Lasalle area to serve all Niagara Falls citizens . NFPL insures the public's right to free access, participates as the Central Library in  economical resource sharing through the Nioga Library System, and promotes professional library services while fostering partnerships with all 22 Nioga member libraries, local government and other community organizations.

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Project Archivist, Redemptorist Archives, Philadelphia, PA

Job Title: Project Archivist (one-year term with possibility of renewal)

Location: Redemptorist Archives, c/o St. Peter the Apostle, 1019 N. 5th St., Philadelphia, PA  19123 (the physical office is at 1039 N. Lawrence Street)

Reports to: Archivist; Father Richard Bennett, CSSR/Father Matthew Allman, CSSR


Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM

Additional hours may be necessary on occasion


Job Summary

The members of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (Redemptorists) are a religious order in the Roman Catholic Church.  Founded in Italy in 1732 by St. Alphonsus Liguori, Redemptorists are now in over 75 countries.  Their presence in North America goes back to 1832.  Since then, thousands of Redemptorists have served the most abandoned in the United States and abroad.  Historically, the first province of the American mission became known as the Baltimore Province, which encompasses cities up and down the Eastern seaboard and inland as far as Ohio.  This province grew so large as to create a new, western province in 1875, which became known as the St. Louis Province.  It encompassed the Congregation's houses in Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, New Orleans, and later in the western half of the United States.  It is now known as the Denver Province and is based in Chicago.


Like the Baltimore Province, the Denver Province spawned a number of vice-provinces, some of which grew into their own distinct units.  Just as Baltimore had oversight over the Vice-Provinces of Richmond, San Juan, Campo Grande in Brazil, Asuncion in Paraguay, Toronto in Canada, and the English-speaking Caribbean, the old St. Louis Province grew into several domestic and international units: the Vice-Provinces of New Orleans, Oakland, Manaus in Brazil, Bangkok in Thailand, and Nigeria.  The depth and range of the heritage materials for communities around the United States, as well as for several mission territories in the western hemisphere, are quite strong.  


The position of archivist is an office in the Church.  It therefore carries responsibilities and duties affecting the curia of a religious community.  The archivist assists the administrators of the two main American provinces by managing the archives, over which the provincial superiors have ultimate oversight.  Simply stated, the archivist is the person who collects, organizes, and preserves the patrimony of the provinces, including the acta of each department.  


The archivist's principal duty is to keep in good order and carefully preserve documents, books, and artifacts of importance relating to the history and state of the provinces (cf., cc. 486 and 491).  This includes data, firstly, on the priests and brothers of the provinces, but also the people into whose pastoral care they are given. Among Redemptorists, whether living or deceased, special care is to be taken to document their ministry.


Additionally, the archive will house all documentation on the parish foundations. This patrimony may include objects of all kinds as well as written and verbal works--including (but not limited to) letters, account books, ledgers, electronic mail, official decrees, annals and other chronicles, audio/visual material, photographs, art and other creative media and other items related to Catholic life. The archivist and the assistant archivist will catalog a specialized, 25,000 volume research library and plot ways to make its contents more accessible.  



Summary of Essential Job Functions:

  1. Building upon previously entered records, create a catalog for the remaining portions of a special collection library with an eye toward online access.
  1. Collect, organize and preserve the documents and items as described above, in accordance with prevailing best practices of preservation and retention.
  1. Process discrete collections, producing standard finding aids for publication on the world wide web.
  1. Develop a digital asset management program that will enhance the archives' online presence.
  1. The archivist will cooperate with the provincial curia when called upon to provide information and advice.
  1. Provide research services by phone or email for individuals, including representatives of the Provincial government, seeking information found in the archives and render assistance to on-site patrons.



Qualifications

  • A master's degree in library and/or information studies from an ALA accredited institution with course work in archival science. Candidates who are functionally bi- or multi-lingual are an asset;
  • Previous experience in an archival setting and the ability to research and compare current information system software; 
  • Knowledge of Archives Space and/or Archivists Toolkit, along with other demonstrated computer skills;
  • Ability to create a MARC record; familiarity with DACS and EAD and/or understanding of digitization standards and protocols;
  • Knowledge of basic digital preservation best practices and programs;
  • Previous work experience with digitization projects, a large graphic or audio-visual collection is desirable;
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision;
  • Ability to lift boxes weighing up to 40 lbs.
  • Excellent organizational skills and keen attention to detail; 
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, particularly with scholars; 
  • Familiarity with the Catholic Church a plus.



Application Instructions

Send a letter of interest with cv and names of three references by regular mail or email to:

Patrick J. Hayes, Ph.D., Archivist

Redemptorist Archives of the Baltimore Province

c/o St. Peter the Apostle

1019 N. 5th Street

Philadelphia, PA  19123

Email: phayes@redemptorists.net 



Applications will be taken until April 1 with hiring expected by May 1, 2019.

This is a full-time position with benefits. The Redemptorists offer a competitive benefits package, including health insurance, dental, life insurance, long term disability, retirement plan, and paid days off. Successful applicants will be asked to show proof that they can legally work in the U.S.

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Multiple Positions, Sno-Isle Libraries, Multiple Locations, WA

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

THE APPLICATION PROCESS

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

Applications time out after 30 minutes. It is recommended that you save often, or copy and paste your supplemental question responses from a Word document to ensure no progress is lost.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Library Associate At Large - PERS Eligible

Location: Multiple Locations
Pay Range: $24.84 - $34.04 Hourly
Hours per week: 40
Job Requisition: 16091

Closing Date: March 18, 2019

Sno-Isle Libraries is recruiting for a full-time Library Associate position to provide information services, instruction, technical skills, reader's advisory, and programming services in all five Whidbey Island locations (Clinton, Langley, Freeland, Coupeville, Oak Harbor).

The incumbent will be supervised at the Freeland library and be expected to travel from one location to another, sometimes on short notice, as staffing needs require. There are times the person in the position will work in two different libraries on the same day. Mileage between library locations is reimbursed.This position may include morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend hours including Sundays.

Successful candidate may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on library needs.


Job Summary
Perform skilled paraprofessional library support services to contribute to the Library District's effective operation.

Essential Functions
Provide general, basic reference and information service by: assisting customers in the use of library facilities, equipment, resources, and services. Refer complex readers' advisory and reference questions to a Librarian or appropriate staff member.

Provide courteous and efficient customer service by performing circulation desk tasks.

Create and present programming for all customer groups as assigned.

Develop program materials, including reading lists, promotional displays, and presentation materials.

Provide training to customers in basic library skills including the use of public computers, catalog and reference computers, Internet, and devices.

Assist customers in resolving technical problems or issues. Maintain and troubleshoot equipment utilized in a community library.

Perform other library support services including opening and closing buildings and assisting in maintaining the library in neat, clean, and orderly condition.

Perform collection maintenance activities through the use of reports and data, to include weeding the collection for condition as well as reallocation of library materials.

May be designated in charge of the community library in the absence of other supervisory staff or building manager.


Manager of Community Impact

Location: Service Center (Marysville)
Pay Range: $9,602.67 - $13,542.53 Monthly
Hours per week: 40
Job Requisition: 15678

This position will remain open until sufficient qualified applicants are received. To ensure first consideration, please submit your online application by February 24, 2019.

Sno-Isle Libraries seeks a self-motivated professional, innovative thinker, and strong communicator as the Manager of Community Impact. This position will provide leadership and support to subject matter experts and ensure the success of key library service areas by conducting ongoing strategic planning.

The successful candidate will work with the Manager of Community Libraries to guide, evaluate, and evolve Sno-Isle's library services, ensuring that they keep pace with customer needs and align with the library's purpose and strategic priorities.

Job Summary
Guides and coordinates the development, delivery, and evaluation of library services for all audiences, ensuring that they fulfill Sno-Isle Libraries' purpose, address community goals and needs, reach appropriate audiences, and achieve positive results for customers and for communities.

Essential Functions
In partnership with the Manager of Community Libraries, ensure the effective use of library services to benefit customers and address evolving customer needs by evaluating services thoughtfully and objectively, then introducing, modifying, or discontinuing services as needed and in line with the strategic priorities.

Lead a team of subject matter experts responsible for the success of key library service areas by conducting ongoing strategic planning with appropriate staff and/or library managers. Assist teams to support dynamic change of the organization to stay relevant and aware of organizational opportunities.

Manage the coordination and implementation of special projects which may require cross-functional engagement with key staff across the organization, and/or with external customers, ensuring successful project completion deadlines, as appropriate.

Assure organizational strategy is created in a concise and easy-to-communicate way that the organization can seamlessly translate into action. Ensure coordinated and timely flow of information and communication to key constituencies/customers, cultivating an effective and productive customer-service oriented environment.

Provide effective leadership to strengthen the organization by ensuring Lead Librarians' work is planned with colleagues in community libraries, with colleagues in other departments, and in collaboration with each other. Prioritizes work with strongest community impact by supporting Lead Librarians to identify community needs/expectations through library service, defining the intended results, and identifying the appropriate audience.

Establish and maintains effective lines of communication among internal and external groups.

Ensure that appropriate metrics and evaluation tools are being used to demonstrate the effectiveness and impact of library services, programs and projects.

Provide effective direction to assigned staff to assure the quality and efficiency of public service for the Library District and its customers. Includes interviewing, selecting and training staff; scheduling and assigning staff to tasks and services to assure optimum service levels and use of staff skills and abilities; coaching staff and arranging for or giving continuing training to enhance their capabilities and to enhance the quality of service; applying Library District personnel policies and procedures to such matters as granting and scheduling leave, resolving grievances and discipline matters; and promoting and terminating staff members. Included is a requirement to train and develop assigned managers and supervisors in principles of management and effective supervision and to achieve desired results through their efforts.


Page *Continuous* Job 12201

Pay Range: $15.45 - $21.52 Hourly (15 hrs/wk)

Sno-Isle Libraries is accepting applications for Page positions on a continuous basis. Based on the need for positions or the functionality of this posting, we may suspend or discontinue it at any time.
 
This position may include morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend hours including Sundays. Successful candidate may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on library needs.
 
About the Process:
Please indicate your interest in specific community libraries by selecting them in the application's supplemental questionnaire. Those who are invited to an interview will be contacted by phone. Successful incumbents will be placed in a retained pool and remain there until a position becomes available.
 
Job Summary
The Page II position will perform sorting, shelving, locating, materials movement and library support tasks at a community library to contribute to its effective operation.

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

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

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

Assist with shelf readings as assigned.

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

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(2) Secondary Librarians, Buckingham Browne & Noble, Cambridge, MA

BB&N is seeking two Librarians, one for the Upper School and one for the Middle School.


Job Goals: 

  • To ensure that students, faculty, and staff are effective users of ideas and information 
  • To empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information 
  • To instill a love of learning in all students and ensure equitable access to information 
  • To collaborate with classroom teachers and specialists to design and implement lessons and units of instruction, and assess student learning and instructional effectiveness 
  • To provide the leadership and expertise necessary to ensure that the school library program (SLP) is aligned with the mission, goals, and objectives of the school and is an integral component of the learning/instructional program 



Qualifications: 

The ideal candidate will have 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 accredited or recognized by the appropriate national body of another country.) A highly qualified candidate will also hold appropriate state certification as a school librarian and have completed a teacher preparation program and/or educational degree. 

 

Roles and Responsibilities:

I. Leader

As a leader the school librarian creates an environment where collaboration and creative problem solving thrive. The school librarian is an excellent communicator who instills enthusiasm in others by making them feel that they are important members of a team. Strong leaders foster an environment of creativity, innovation, and openness to new ideas, welcoming and encouraging input from others to create consensus. They anticipate future obstacles and continually retool to meet challenges. 

The school librarian demonstrates their role as a visible and active leader within the school community, an advocate for the SLP, and a professional member of the school library team by: 

  • Serving on decision making teams in the school 
  • Taking an active role in school improvement and accreditation activities 
  • Benchmarking the SLP to school, cohort, state, and national program standards 
  • Sharing expertise by presenting at faculty meetings, parent meetings, and board meetings
  • Creating an environment that is conducive to active and participatory learning, resource-based instructional practices, and collaboration with teaching staff 
  • Sharing with the learning community collaboratively developed and up-to-date policies concerning such issues as materials selection, circulation, reconsideration of materials, copyright, privacy, and acceptable use 
  • Encouraging the use of instructional technology to engage students and to improve learning, providing 24/7 access to digital information resources for the entire learning community 
  • Collecting and analyzing data to improve instruction and to demonstrate correlations between the SLP and student achievement 
  • Maintaining active memberships in professional associations 
  • Remaining current in professional practices and developments, information technologies, and educational research applicable to school library programs 
  • Advocating for school library programs and the guiding principles of the school library profession; 

The school librarian is an active, accessible, and informed proponent of the school library profession by: 

  • Advocating, communicating, and promoting opportunities to improve the profession 
  • Maintaining frequent and timely communication to stakeholders through the school and library website, parent newsletter, e-mail, and other formats, such as local cable access television, video/audio streaming, and on-demand video/podcasts 
  • Using local, state, national, and international school library data and research to engage support 
  • Writing articles and submitting regular reports providing evidence of what the library and school librarian do to prepare learners to be successful in the twenty-first century
  • Maintaining an effective public relations program 
  • Demonstrating a commitment to maintaining intellectual freedom by promoting the ethical use of information 



II. Instructional Partner

As an instructional partner the school librarian works with teachers, academic technologists, and other educators to build and strengthen connections between student information and research needs, curricular content, learning outcomes, and information resources. The school librarian demonstrates his or her role as an essential and equal partner in the instructional process by: 

  • Participating in the curriculum development process at both the building and all-school level to ensure that the curricula include the full range of literacy skills (information, media, visual, digital, and technological literacy) necessary to meet content standards and to develop lifelong learners 
  • Collaborating with teachers and students to design and teach engaging inquiry and learning experiences and assessments that incorporate multiple literacies and foster critical thinking 
  • Participating in the implementation of collaboratively planned learning experiences by providing group and individual instruction, assessing student progress, and evaluating activities 
  • Joining with teachers and others to plan and implement meaningful experiences that will promote a love of reading and lifelong learning 
  • Providing and planning professional development opportunities within the school for and with all faculty and staff, including other school librarians 
  • Supporting school programs such as global education and educational technology initiatives as an active partner with leaders of those programs, and using library space and resources to advance shared goals



III. Information Specialist 

As information specialist, the school librarian provides leadership and expertise in the selection, acquisition, evaluation, and organization of information resources and technologies in all formats, as well as expertise in the ethical use of information. The school librarian ensures equitable access and responsible use of information by: 

  • Developing and maintaining a collection of resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and the teaching styles and instructional strategies used within the school community
  • Cooperating and networking with other libraries, librarians, and agencies to provide access to resources outside the school 
  • Modeling effective strategies for developing multiple literacies 
  • 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 
  • Providing guidance in software and hardware evaluation, and developing processes for such evaluation 
  • Understanding copyright, fair use, and licensing of intellectual property, and assisting users with their understanding and observance of the same 
  • Organizing the collection for maximum and effective use 



IV. Teacher 

As a teacher, the school librarian empowers students to become critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information. 

The school librarian supports students' success by guiding them in: 

  • Reading for understanding, for exposure to diversity of viewpoints and genres, and for pleasure 
  • Using information for defined and self-defined purposes 
  • Building on prior knowledge and constructing new knowledge 
  • Embracing the world of information and all its formats 
  • Working with peers in successful collaboration for learning 
  • constructively assessing their own learning and the work of their peers 
  • becoming their own best critics 



V. Program Administrator 

As program administrator, the school librarian works collaboratively with members of the learning community to define the policies of the school library program, and to guide and direct all activities related to it. The school librarian maximizes the efficiency and effectiveness of the school library program by: 

  • Using strategic planning for the continuous improvement of the program 
  • Ensuring that school library program goals and objectives are aligned with school long-range strategic plans 
  • Ensuring that the library is an inclusive place for everyone in our diverse student body
  • Using effective management principles, including the supervision of personnel, resources, and facilities, in developing and implementing program goals and objectives 
  • Using evidence of practice, particularly in terms of learning outcomes, to support program goals and planning 
  • Generating evidence in practice that demonstrates efficacy and relevance of the school library instructional program
  • Conducting ongoing action research and evaluation that creates data that is used to inform continuous program improvement 
  • Supervising and evaluating support staff, which may include volunteers, and student assistants 
  • Preparing, justifying, and administering the school library program budget to support specific program goals 
  • Establishing processes and procedures for selection, acquisition, circulation, resource sharing, etc. that assure appropriate resources are available when needed 
  • Creating and maintaining in the school library a teaching and learning environment that is inviting, safe, flexible, and conducive to student learning 
  • Selecting and using effective technological applications for management purposes 
  • Participating in the recruiting, hiring, and training of educational library assistants, students, and volunteer staff 



V. Community Member/Advisor

As a fully integrated Community Member, the school librarian will be involved in the School's Community Events and serve on an Advisor Team as an advisor to a small group of students. 



About BB&N:

BB&N, a coeducational day school in Cambridge, MA, was established in 1974 by the merger of two independent schools, the Buckingham School and the Browne & Nichols School, founded respectively in 1889 and 1883. Located on multiple campuses, we work as one School in pursuit of excellence. We celebrate the diversity of our community, which enriches our daily experience.  At BB&N we foster intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and a deep concern and respect for others.

BB&N's mission is to promote scholarship, integrity, and kindness in diverse, curious, and motivated students. The School prepares students for lives of principled engagement in their communities and the world. We value a diverse and inclusive community that fosters respect for the identities and perspectives of all.

 

To Apply: 

Please visit the employment opportunities page at www.bbns.org or click https://www.bbns.org/about/employment-opportunities to complete your online application. Please upload your Cover Letter, Resume, Personal Statement and/or Teaching Philosophy and Reference List as a single combined document.

 

Contact Information: 

Questions about this position should be emailed to: vtaylor@bbns.org - (Please, no phone calls/e-mails to Head's office and/or HR.) 

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, or any non-job related physical or mental disability. We welcome candidates who will increase our diversity; we encourage candidates of color and all diverse candidates to apply.

 

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Spring and Summer Interns, Lesbian Herstory Archives, Brooklyn, NY

LHA is looking for students with a strong affinity for the arrangement and organization of materials, sound critical thinking skills and an interest in providing better/broader access to materials by and about the herstory of lesbian activism, creative contributions and everyday lives.


LHA accepts general internship applications on a rolling basis throughout the year.  We are specifically looking for interns to process & catalog video tape, buttons, t-shirt data, banners, subject files, periodicals and books.  We prefer students currently enrolled in library school or archival studies but this is not a requirement.  Internships can be completed for course credit.



Sample Project Descriptions: 

1) Buttons: clean, label, rehouse, catalog, scan, upload scans to Dropbox, enter data into Zoho sheets and migrate metadata and images to Wordpress.  Training provided for unfamiliar apps.  

2) Videos: rehouse, repair, identify, research and catalog on-site video tape and prepare tapes for shipments to off-site storage at Iron Mountain archival storage facility where appropriate.   

3) Books: unbox, rehouse, catalog, repair and prepare books for shipments where appropriate.  

4) T-Shirt Data: Data cleanup, image uploads to Dropbox, metadata and image migration to Wordpress.



Internship Goals:

Interns will gain practice in preparing print and non print materials, working with several online catalogs and bibliographic utilities and creating online collections.  



Requirements:

  • Interns must be available at least 2 days per week (a minimum of 10 hours per week). 
  • Interns must demonstrate familiarity with/interest in lesbian activism, history, cultural creations/movements
  • Interns should be familiar with working in a PC environment and the use of regular office machines (copier, scanner, fax machine, answering machine)

Preferred Skills:

  • Familiarity with Wordpress, Dropbox, Google Sheets, Excel, Zoho or another spreadsheet app 
  • Strong typing, spelling and grammar skills 
  • Patience and accuracy with repetitive tasks
  • Ability to work well independently and in a group setting
  • Ability to communicate frequently and effectively in an online setting (email, chat, group list)



To Apply:

If you are interested in applying to be a Spring or Summer intern please send an email with your cover letter (outlining your experience and interest in LHA ) to lha_interns@earthlink.net. Please attach your resume as a PDF document. Your cover letter should be the body of your email. LHA can't provide housing for interns.

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Nursing and Life Sciences Librarian, Villanova University, Villanova, PA

Villanova University's Falvey Memorial Library seeks an enthusiastic, innovative, and collaborative professional to shape and deliver programs of library instruction, research assistance, scholarly outreach and resource management in a dynamic academic library environment. 


Reporting to the Director of Research Services and Scholarly Engagement, the Nursing and Life Sciences Librarian serves as the Library's expert on research, learning culture, and information practices in the fields of nursing and the life sciences. S/he shares expertise through instruction and consultations and creates educational resources to facilitate student and faculty scholarship. S/he serves as liaison to the College of Nursing and the biology department and advocates for constituents' needs to other library staff. S/he selects, assesses and deselects assigned subject collections to support the research and curricular needs of faculty and students. S/he builds and maintains collaborative relationships with faculty and students in assigned subject areas and develops innovative marketing strategies to ensure awareness of library services. 


S/he participates in a collaborative model of reference and research support. S/he leads or coordinates one or more services, programs, committees, and/or initiatives. S/he contributes to programs and initiatives of Falvey Memorial Library, Villanova University, and professional organizations, as appropriate.  


For more details and to apply, visit here: https://library.villanova.edu/jobs 

 

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Outreach Coordinator/Youth Services Assistant Librarian, Paul Pratt Memorial Library, Cohasset, MA

Basic Function and Scope of Responsibility

Reporting to the Library Director, the Outreach Coordinator/ Youth Services Assistant Librarian organizes, directs, controls and promotes all outreach projects and assists with Children's focused programming at the Paul Pratt Memorial Library. It is expected the Outreach Coordinator/ Youth Services Assistant Librarian keeps abreast to town wide activities, and works cooperatively with town departments to further promote all library functions.


Supervision

Works under the general supervision of the Library Director; is familiar with work routine and uses initiative in carrying out recurring assignments independently and without specific instructions. Instructions for new assignments or special projects usually consist of statements of desired objectives, deadline, or priorities. Technical and policy problems or changes in procedures are discussed with the Director. Ordinarily, the employee plans and performs work independently while observing and following library policies and procedures. Has access to patron confidential information. 

 

Job Environment

Work at this level consists of varied work assignments, some of which involve non-standardized tasks, procedures and techniques, requiring evaluation and analysis to decide upon an appropriate response. Problem solving with patrons may require considerable effort on occasion. Position has constant contact with the public to provide information services and guided instruction to people of all ages.  Other contacts are with state and regional library associations, other city employees, historical societies, vendors, other government agencies, universities, schools and teachers, and media outlets.  Contacts are made in person, by phone, e-mail, or in writing.  

 

Position 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 the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

 

Essential Functions

  • Runs library's robust outreach program, including but not limited to attending town wide programs, working closing with Recreation Department, Senior Center, and Veteran Department. Creatively looking for further collaboration with all town departments. 
  • Covers the reference, children's and circulation desks as needed, answering research and reference questions in person, on the phone and in writing.
  • Works in the Children's Room , assisting children with information requests and programming.
  • Troubleshoot public internet stations, photocopier, Radio Frequency Identification technology (RFID) self-checkout stations, and other equipment.
  • Attends network-wide meetings to keep abreast of news, policy changes, and trends.
  • Provide readers advisory service to the general population.
  • Other duties completed as assigned



Recommended Minimum Qualifications

Physical and Mental Requirements

  • Employee works in a moderately quiet library and is required to sit, talk, listen, hear, and use hands more than 2/3rd of the time; stand, walk and reach with hands and arms up to 1/3rd of the time.
  • Employee lifts up to 10 lbs.
  • Normal vision is required for the position.
  • Equipment operated includes office machines, computers, and audio/visual equipment.

Education and Experience

  • A master's Degree in library science from an ALA accredited college or university preferred but not required. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • A candidate for this position should have knowledge of the following:
  • Library practices and procedures
  • Research methods, including online research
  • Library-specific and standard office computer applications
  • Automated resource sharing systems

 

Skill in:

  • Oral and written communication
  • Use of library specific and standard office applications
  • Research, including electronic research
  • Technical services and acquisitions workflows
  • Customer service
  • Use of mobile devices and library applications


Salary: $45,300 - $61,298 in 8 steps

Schedule: 35 hours/week


To Apply: 

Please send your cover letter and resume to jobs@cohassetma.org with SUBJECT: Outreach Coordinator/YSAL SEARCH.

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.

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Senior Library Technician/Youth Services Assistant, Yarmouth Town Libraries, South Yarmouth, MA

Seaside Cape Cod Town of Yarmouth seeks dynamic and innovative Youth Services Assistant to assist in all aspects of Children's and Young Adult library services, including story times, summer reading program and special events.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Helps to organize and maintain Children's collection, staying ahead of youth demands in a public library.
  • Performs reference and reader's advisory services in the children's and teen sections
  • Teaches patrons how to use the library catalog and other technical equipment
  • Assists with circulation procedures as needed; attends library and management workshops.
  • Assists in the management of grants; as well as school and community outreach.
  • Manages volunteer schedules. 
  • Coordinates publicity, including displays, calendar of activities, press releases, social media, outreach and promotion of children's library activities and services.
  • Compiles statistical data regarding use of children's services. Assists with special projects and monitoring library youth services budget for the Head of Youth Services and the Library Director. 

 

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's degree preferred
  • Associate's degree accepted, with 1-3 years' experience in youth services in a public library.
  • Excellent people skills, knowledge of resources and regulations for library service to youth population from birth to age 18
  • Strong administrative and technology skills, a passion for service, a willingness to learn and a good sense of humor

This is a full-time, 37.5 hours/wk. $19.58 per hour, to start + full benefits. 

 

Application Instructions:

Submit an application form, cover letter and resume to:  Connie Marr, Head of Youth Services, Yarmouth Town Libraries, 312 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth, MA  02664, or email: cmarr@clamsnet.org. The application form can be found on-line at https://www.yarmouth.ma.us/jobs.aspx or in-person at the South Yarmouth or West Yarmouth Libraries.


This position will be open until filled.


Candidates will be required to complete and sign the Town of Yarmouth employment application form. Town of Yarmouth completes a CORI/SORI check for all employees and volunteers.


The Town of Yarmouth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process are encouraged to contact us at humanresources@yarmouth.ma.us.

 

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Library Circulation Supervisor, Yarmouth Town Libraries, South Yarmouth, MA

Job Title:                                Library Circulation Supervisor

Department/ Division:      Yarmouth Town Libraries       

Union Affiliation:                Non-Union

Status:                                   Full-time, 37.5 hours per week

Pay Grade:                            Grade 9, Step 5 to start

Hours Per Week:                 M-F, w/one evening per week, and week-end hours in monthly rotation

Pay Rate:                               Starting $23.82 per hour, plus benefits

 

The Town of Yarmouth is searching for a Circulation Supervisor to join their Library team! Working under the general supervision of the Library Director, the Circulation Supervisor manages library access and customer service in two locations, including supervision of 3 full-time, 3 permanent part-time and 6 on-call substitute Circulation staff.



Essential Functions:

  •  Plans and organizes Circulation training, staff and service evaluations, scheduling and work assignments. 
  • Selects some non-print; assists with ordering and weeding.
  • Reader's advisory services; instructs patrons and staff on how to use the library and library technology.

 

  • Administers the front desk and ILS, providing an appealing, functional and safe space for staff and for the public.
  • Promotes library services through outreach programs to community groups.
  • Directs and executes publicity, displays, calendars of activities, press releases, and promotion of library programs and services.
  • Monitors expenditures and recommends purchases for department.

  • Interprets policy and explains procedures to the staff and to the public.
  • Receives complaints or special requests, and tactfully provides the Library's response to resolve conflict.
  • Attends conferences, seminars; reads professional literature.
  • Covers the front desk as back-up at two locations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

  • Compiles, reviews and interprets statistical data regarding library circulation services.
  • Assists with special projects.
  • Prepares regular reports for review by Director. Writes and manages grants.  

 

Recommended Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree required; Master's in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution preferred; 1-2 years' experience in Circulation services in a public library helpful.  Awareness of trends in literature, library programming and technology are critical.

Light physical effort required in carrying and shelving materials and in performing other typical library functions. Frequent standing, walking, bending, reaching, and climbing. Ability to operate a keyboard at an efficient speed. Frequently required to sit and talk or hear, use hands to finger, handle, feel, or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must regularly lift or move materials weighing up to 30 pounds. Vision and hearing correctable to "normal ranges."

 

Application Procedure:

Send application form, resume, and cover letter to Library Director Jane Cain at jcain@clamsnet.org with "Circulation Supervisor" in the subject line. The application form can be found on-line at https://www.yarmouth.ma.us/jobs.aspx or in-person at the South Yarmouth Library.

 

The Town of Yarmouth requires a CORI/SORI check for all employees and volunteers.

 

The Town of Yarmouth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process are encouraged to contact us at humanresources@yarmouth.ma.us.

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Cultural Resources Internship, Joshua Tree National Park, Twentynine Palms, CA

The National Council for Preservation Education (NCPE), in cooperation with the National Park Service (NPS) and other partnering government agencies, is pleased to offer internships during the summer of 2019. NCPE has partnered with the NPS since 1992 to connect higher education students and recent graduates in historic preservation, cultural resource management, and related fields to projects at a wide variety of sites and divisions within the NPS system and other agencies annually.


The length of an internship can vary from 10 to 30 weeks if full-time (40 hours/week) or longer if on a part-time schedule. The exact starting dates will be determined on a case-by-case basis with the supervisor.


Stipends are paid at $15/hour unless noted otherwise. Please note that interns are not NCPE or NPS employees; stipends are academic awards rather than wages. Taxes are not withheld, nor are social security contributions made on your behalf. These funds may be taxable, however, so consult a tax preparation professional if you have questions.



3196. Joshua Tree National Park, Cultural Resources Program Archives/Archeology:  

  • Assists park Cultural Resources staff with organizing and managing project and site record files.
  • Primary duties include sorting, processing, and digitizing documents, digitizing historic slides, photos, and records, and inventorying, maintaining, and sorting archival material, much of which is archeological.
  • Additional opportunities to participate in historic preservation and archeological fieldwork.
  • Candidates should possess archival experience, and archeological experience is preferred. Housing is available.
  • Located in Twentynine Palms, CA. (600 hours)   


Due to Government-wide security requirements, a background check will be required for all positions if you are chosen for that position. This will include providing information about recent housing and employment history. The position supervisor will have more information about those requirements and procedures at the time of hiring. Please direct any questions to waso_cr-intern@nps.gov.



How to Apply

This internship is offered under the National Council for Preservation Education (NCPE) Program. More information is available here: http://preservenet.cornell.edu/employ/ncpe.php. The application form can be downloaded at http://preservenet.cornell.edu/NCPE%202019/NCPE%20application%20Summer%202019%20(3).doc


The application is available in Adobe Acrobat. To submit your application, please scan your materials and email them as a single Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) file containing both the signed application and the two most recent years of your academic transcripts to the Co-Director of NCPE's Internship Program, Julee Johnson (email: manager@historicurbanplans.com).


Applications that include a resume, writing sample (other than the required essay), portfolio, or other documents are not acceptable. Please adhere to the single .pdf format requirements; your application will be rejected if it is not received in this form.


Name the file with your name in this format: Lastname, Firstname NCPE Summer19. Due to the large number of applications received, please keep your file under 5 MB or compress it to meet this limit. 


Applications must be received no later than Friday, March 15, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.


Once the deadline for submission has passed, NCPE's staff will process applications and forward them to the supervisors at the many NPS sites and offices requesting an intern. Supervisors will review the applications and contact applicants for a phone interview. Please allow 6-8 weeks after the deadline before inquiring about the status of your application.

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Youth Services Programmer - Part Time, Burnham Public Library, Bridgewater, CT

The Burnham Library in Bridgewater, CT seeks an enthusiastic and tech-savvy individual to join our team. The ideal candidate will plan and implement engaging programming to youth of all ages, coordinate outreach, and complete library tasks as needed.

 

Qualifications:

  • College degree and experience working with children required.
  • Library background and/or knowledge of children's literature desired.


This part-time position is 8-10 hours. Schedule will include 1-2 days per week and may consist of substitute or additional hours and Saturdays. Flexibility is a must.

Hourly rate is $13.00.


To Apply:

For minimum requirements and full position description, please visit the burnhamlibrary.org job posting. Please send cover letter and resume to: jkallay@burnhamlibrary.org by March 29, 2019.

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Save the Date: NNLM NER e-Science Forum

The NNLM NER e-Science Forum will be held Friday, March 29thth, 2019, from 9:30AM to 3:30PM at the Holiday Inn® and Suites Marlborough, 265 Lakeside AvenueMarlborough, MA 01752 (www.holidayinn.com/marlborough). This forum is taking place in lieu of the e-Science Symposium.

 

The purpose of this event is to initiate and maintain a regional dialogue on e-Science, identify ways libraries can better support patrons and researchers, and ways that libraries can deliver relevant and effective research data management services at their institutions. The theme of this year's Forum is Research Data Management 2020 and 2030.

 

Have you ever wondered about research support methods and considered a data lab at your library? This year's keynote speakers are: Amy L. Nurnberger, the Program Head of Data Management Services at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Daniel Sheehan, the Head of GIS & Statistical Software Services at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. This will be followed by lightning talks. The afternoon will consist of group breakout sessions where participants can engage in hands on activities visualizing what research data management practices will look like in the future. This is a great opportunity to network, gain a few new skills, and learn about recent developments in e-science librarianship.

 

Agenda:

  9:30 - 10:00 AM       Arrival, networking, light snacks

10:00 - 12:00 PM        RDM 2020 - Speaker and project sharing (lightning talks)

12:00 - 1:00 PM          Lunch & Networking

  1:00 - 3:00 PM          RDM 2030: Envisioning the Future: Challenges, Feasibility and Solutions: Hands on Workshop

 

This professional development event is free and open to anyone interested, but advance registration is required for all presenters and attendees, we have a limited capacity so please register now.

 

Register for the 2019 e-Science Forum at this link:

https://goo.gl/forms/GLWlulvySkJ9Fhgt2

 

For any questions or any additional information please contact:

Karen Coghlan (karen.coghlan@umassmed.edu  - 508.856.2223)

Martha Meacham (martha.meacham2@umassmed.edu  - 508.856.1267)

 

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Archives Volunteer, USS Constitution Museum, Boston, MA

The Curatorial Department at the USS Constitution Museum seeks an Archives Volunteer to assist the Archivist with processing, digitization, and other archival projects as needed. The USS Constitution Museum, located in the Charlestown Navy Yard, serves as the memory and educational voice of USS Constitution by collecting, preserving, and interpreting the stories of "Old Ironsides" and the people associated with her.

 

Desired Skills:

  • Graduate coursework in library science and/or archives management
  • Demonstrated experience scanning documents and photographs, as well as basic Photoshop editing skills
  • Strong organizational skills and careful attention to detail
  • Interest in American history is a plus

 

Schedule:

Minimum of 4 hours per week between 9 AM and 4 PM, Monday - Friday.

 

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume to Kate Monea, Archivist, at kmonea@usscum.org. This is an unpaid volunteer position. All volunteers must complete a CORI form upon starting.

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Temporary Access Services Assistant, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Temporary Access Services Assistant needed for the Francis Loeb Library at the Graduate School of Design.

 

Responsibilities

  • Opening/closing the library
  • Supervising student workers
  • General circulation and collections activity
  • Monitoring space usage, special projects.

Please note: This is a temporary position and will not exceed 90 days. 

 

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent work experience required
  • Ability to successfully deliver excellent customer service and prioritize service needs in a busy, dynamic public service environment required
  • Facility with standard office software (Microsoft Word and Excel, email, calendaring applications, etc.) required
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required

 

Full/Part Time: Temporary

Education: N/A

Salary: $18/hr

 

How to Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to:

spruill_harder@harvard.edu

 

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

 

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Discovery & Resource Management Systems (DRMS) Coordinator, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Amherst, MA

The Discovery & Resource Management Systems (DRMS) Coordinator provides leadership and vision in the management, support, integration, and administration of the Library's suite of discovery and information management systems. These systems facilitate search, discovery, access and retrieval of scholarly resources. The Coordinator communicates and collaborates across Library departments and is responsive to library and user needs. Duties include: systems evaluation, adoption, implementation, maintenance, and accessibility/usability testing within the Library's discovery environment: integrated library system, discovery platform, link-resolver, and authentication systems.

 

Essential Functions

1. Coordinates the library's resource management and discovery systems environment: including the library system (Aleph), discovery platform (Ebsco Discovery Search), link-resolver (SFX), and authentication system (EZProxy). 

2. Plans, coordinates and directs staff activities and workflows in the unit.

3. Interviews, trains and evaluates staff.

4. Recommends and facilitates improvements to existing discovery and access systems and services in a large complex academic research environment.

5. Assesses new technologies, evaluates their viability and compatibility to our current systems and community needs, and writes proposals to summarize findings.

6. Develops project plans and then implements said projects. Is able to adapt the project when confronted with setbacks to meet deadlines and/or goals.

7. Responsible for integration and interoperability of discovery and resource management with other library, campus and Five Colleges systems.

8. Works closely with the Five College Consortium libraries on system customizations, functionality and upgrades. Participates in migration and integration planning for next generation systems.

 

 

Other Functions

1. Works creatively, collaboratively, and effectively to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the Libraries and the campus.

2. Demonstrate, foster and cultivate a positive, proactive internal and external customer service culture amongst staff and student staff.

3. Performs other related duties as required

4. Works a schedule which includes some evening, weekend, and holiday hours.

 

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

  • Master's degree in library science or equivalent degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association, or its appropriate equivalent in librarianship from another country, or have appropriate equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of five years of experience in implementing/developing/maintaining resource management and/or discovery systems and services.
  • Minimum of two years of successful leadership experience, preferably in an academic library.
  • Knowledge of metadata schemas, including MARC. Evidence of understanding of semantic web and Linked data and the nature of metadata, systems, and user expectations around search and   discovery.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish work priorities, set performance expectations, achieve goals, and direct work in a fast-paced evolving environment.
  • Understanding of integration and interoperability of library systems, repositories, websites, and research platforms.
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize user-centered design methodologies and usability principles.
  • Ability to use technology in creative ways to solve problems and/or facilitate workflow.
  • Ability to thrive in the rapidly changing, future-oriented environment of a major academic research library and to respond effectively to changing priorities.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively and work productively in establishing and maintaining harmonious working relationships with a diverse population of staff and students.
  • Record of developing and implementing new ideas in a complex, knowledge-creating organization.
  • Participate in the Libraries' assessment program by collecting, reporting, maintaining, and using data to support evidence-based decisions.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience implementing and managing a discovery platform (e.g. Primo. WorldCat Local, WorldCat Discovery, Ebsco Discovery Search, Summon), preferred.
  • Experience with bulk loading of records and troubleshooting loading errors, preferred.
  • Familiarity with relational databases (SQL), preferred.
  • Familiarity with UNIX and shell scripting, preferred.
  • Experience with XML, XSLT, and/or web based APls, preferred.
  • Working knowledge of one or more structured programming languages (e.g. PHP, Perl, Python, Java), preferred.

 

Application Instructions:

View the full description and apply online at http://careers.umass.edu/amherst/en-us/job/497891/discovery-resource-management-systems-drms-coordinator and submit a letter of application, resume, and contact information (phone and email) for three professional references by April 5 2019 for priority consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

Special Instructions to Applicants

UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University.  To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans.  It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

 

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.



About UMass Amherst Libraries

UMass Amherst Libraries make up the largest publicly-supported research library in New England with more than eight million physical and digital items available to users. As a key partner in teaching, learning, and research at UMass Amherst and beyond, the Libraries foster a diverse, inclusive, and user-centered environment in which to engage with ideas and acquire the skills necessary for independent learning and critical thinking. We value collaborations and partnerships; diversity and inclusion; innovation and creativity; openness and transparency; and sustainability and stewardship.

 

 

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Associate Director of Research Support Services (RSS): HathiTrust Research Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL

The School of Information Sciences, (iSchool), seeks an Associate Director of Research Support Services (RSS): HathiTrust Research Center.  This position leads the day-to-day operations and contributes to setting the research agenda of the RSS unit of HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC). This position oversees the execution of research and development projects, from conception to implementation, revision or retirement.

 

This Associate Director will facilitate co-ordination of RSS operations with other HTRC Associate Directors at Indiana University and University of Michigan. Working within a distributed, virtual research center, with staff and collaborators located around the world, Associate Director of RSS will also contribute to setting the research agenda of HTRC.

 

Illinois is an EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu

 

The full job announcement can be found at https://jobs.illinois.edu/academic-job-board/job-details?jobID=105188&job=associate-director-of-research-support-services-rss-hathitrust-research-center-105188 and information about the School of Information Sciences and its programs may be found at http://ischool.illinois.edu/. Information about HTRC can be found at https://www.hathitrust.org/htrc.  

 

To Apply:

To ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu/ and upload your letter of application, resume, and a list of three professional references, including contact information by end of day on March 25. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered.  Interviews may be conducted before the closing date, although no hiring decisions will be made until after the search has closed. For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact Candy Edwards, cledward@illinois.edu.

 

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

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Subject Librarian for Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security, Cybersecurity, and Criminal Justice, University at Albany, Albany, NY

The University at Albany Libraries (State University of New York, Albany, NY) seek an enthusiastic, knowledgeable, creative librarian to serve as the Subject Librarian for Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security, Cybersecurity, and Criminal Justice. This position supports several programs within the School of Criminal Justice and the new College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security, and Cybersecurity. Other subject responsibilities may be assigned contingent on the successful candidate's qualifications and institutional needs. This position reports to the Director of Collections and requires travel between uptown and downtown campus locations.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Serves as the subject liaison to the assigned departments and provides outreach to and support for faculty and students
  • Evaluates, maintains and develops library collections and manages subject acquisitions budgets
  • Participates in library projects and initiatives
  • Provides subject-related instruction and teaches workshops
  • Provides in-depth research consultation and support for scholarly communication services for faculty and students in the assigned subject areas
  • Collaborates with colleagues responsible for related disciplines to provide coverage for interdisciplinary subjects
  • Creates and maintains subject websites and research guides
  • Provides general reference services during assigned hours, including some evenings and weekends
  • Research, publication, and service to the Libraries, University, and profession are expected to satisfy criteria for continuing appointment (tenure) and promotion

 

Academic rank: Assistant Librarian or Senior Assistant Librarian (rank will be determined by the successful candidate's qualifications)

 

For additional information, including qualification requirements and application instructions:

https://albany.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=107840

 

The University at Albany is an EO/AA/IRCA/ADA employer.

 

About the University at Albany:

Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research, and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,300 students in nine schools and colleges across three campuses. Located in Albany, NY, New York State's capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City, and the Adirondacks.

 

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Simmons SLIS Travel Course in Seoul, South Korea

The Simmons University School of Library and Information Science is pleased to invite LIS students from ALA-accredited master's programs to apply for enrollment in our Summer 2019 travel course in Seoul, South Korea. The program provides two weeks of on-site instruction in Seoul from approximately July 24 - August 12, 2019, with online instruction in the weeks before departure. This course is offered as part of a partnership with Yonsei University's Department of Library and Information Science. 


Applications are due Friday March 1. Interested students should email the SLIS Office of Admissions at slisadm@simmons.edu to begin an application.


Please verify with your home institution that courses taken at Simmons SLIS will count for transfer credit back to your current program before applying. In addition to Simmons tuition, there is an additional travel fee for this course. For more information please contact Carolyn Gallmeyer at cocis-events@simmons.edu


Metadata (LIS 445) will be taught by Professor Jeffrey Pomerantz, covering the theory and practice of metadata as it is applied to digital collections. It will provide students with a comprehensive overview of current metadata standards in the library, archives, and visual resources communities and offer them an opportunity to get hands-on practice using selected standards. It will examine the role of metadata in the discovery, delivery, administration, and preservation of digital objects and consider current and emerging issues in metadata. 


Site visits will include trips to important LIS institutions like the Korea National Library, Yonsei University Samsung Library, and the Korean Film Archive. Potential extracurricular excursions include Gyeongbokgung Place, the Demilitarized Zone at the border of North Korea, and a baseball game at Jamsil Baseball Stadium.

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Call for Proposals: ALISE Annual 2019 - Information Ethics Special Interest Group (SIG)

ALISE Annual Conference

September 24-26, 2019

Knoxville, Tennessee

 

Call for Proposals on the Topic: More Data, More Problems: Strategically Addressing Data Ethics Issues in Library and Information Science Education

 

Description

Library and information science schools are revising undergraduate and graduate curricula and individual courses to prepare students for data-centric careers, as well as to participate in a data-driven society. To meet these new challenges programs are developing courses on, among other things, data curation, analytics, visualization, algorithm design, and artificial intelligence. While such changes reflect new workforce and society needs, it remains to be seen whether or not such efforts adequately address the very real and serious ethics issues associated with related data practices (e.g., privacy, bias, fairness and justice). Some questions include:

    • Do programs need to reconsider the role of and learning outcomes related to data and information ethics in the curriculum?
    • What structural, organizational, and political issues emerge when attempting to embed data ethics into curricular designs?
    • How can instructors for whom data ethics is an unfamiliar area successfully address related issues in technical courses?
    • Can library and information science schools collaborate with their computer science peers to develop value-sensitive courses?

The ALISE Information Ethics SIG invites presentation proposals that tightly link data ethics to pedagogy, instructional design, curriculum design, and learning opportunities. The SIG especially encourages proposals that will provide session attendees with 1) actual strategies and/or resources for addressing data ethics in courses outside of information ethics and/or 2) opportunities to develop collaborations regarding data ethics education.

 

How To Submit an Abstract

Please submit a 500-word abstract via email to the SIG convener, Kyle Jones (kmlj@iupui.edu OR kylejones@thecorkboard.org), by March 10th, 2019. The abstract should include:

    1. A title for your presentation
    2. Presenter name(s) and affiliation(s)
    3. A topic narrative
    4. And three knowledge and/or skill outcomes attendees will learn by the end of your talk

 

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Call for Proposals: ALISE Annual 2019 - Information Policy Special Interest Group (SIG)

The ALISE Information Policy Special Interest Group (SIG) seeks proposals for contributions to a panel to be presented at the 2019 ALISE Conference (September 24-26, 2019 in Knoxville, TN).


Presentation topics on learning- or education-related information policy issues are welcome, including (but not limited to) privacy, net neutrality, broadband, digital divides, social media, big data, and technology in online courses. Proposals that support the conference theme "Exploring Learning in a Global Information Context" will be given preference (see https://ali.memberclicks.net/2019-conference for more information).


Proposals should be emailed to SIG co-conveners Nicole Alemanne (ndalemanne@valdosta.edu) and Jenna Kammer (jkammer@ucmo.edu) by March 1, 2019. Include the following in your email:

  • A title for your presentation
  • Names, affiliations, and email addresses of all authors
  • An abstract of 500 words (excluding references)


All panel presenters are required to register for the ALISE 2019 conference.

Please direct questions to the SIG co-conveners.

 

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Call for Abstracts: Journal of Contemporary Issues in Education

The Journal of Contemporary Issues in Education (https://journals.library.ualberta.ca/jcie/index.php/jcie) invites submissions for a Special Issue dedicated to critical library and information studies. This special issue welcomes critical scholarship that interrogates conventional education and explores new possibilities for lessons, learnings, cases and studies in radical librarianship and related pedagogical opportunities.

 

For the purposes of this work, radical librarianship is understood as socially engaged forms of library and information education, research and practice that aim to address deeply rooted structures in society. Submitted works should reflect a comprehensive analysis of sociopolitical and geographical contexts and explore the radical potential that librarianship holds in the related setting and its possibilities for library and information studies.

 

Submissions supportive of developing knowledge and understanding of grassroots initiatives involving Canadian-based and/or international cultural brokers are preferred. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Relationships between librarianship, grassroots organizing (anti-gentrification; migrant justice; prison abolition; anti-police brutality; land defence) and social movements in Canada (Occupy; G20 and World Summit protests; Idle No More)
  • Library activism in geographic contexts outside major English-speaking cities (Quebec; rural, reserve and isolated settings)
  • Critical theory in library, archival, and information practice and education
  • Decolonization of library, archive, and information institutions
  • Perspectives of Indigenous and racialized librarians, archivists, and information workers
  • Considerations of gender identity in the library, archival, and information setting
  • Homelessness and poverty, as they are approached by librarianship
  • Information inequality, information poverty and our incarcerated populations
  • Perspectives on disabilities, accessibility, usability and universal design
  • Diversity, equity, respect and expressive freedom
  • Information literacy
  • Artificial intelligence, education and social responsibility
  • Networked learning, critical pedagogy and philosophy of technology

 

The Journal of Contemporary Issues in Education (JCIE) is a generalist, bi-yearly publication that intends to publish in almost all areas of educational research and scholarship. It is open to both field-based research and theoretical works; it especially welcomes critical scholarship that aims to contest conventional assumptions about educational and social development contexts and relationships.

 

As such, JCIE accepts for review, previously unpublished articles that include but are not limited to global education, foundations of education (including sociological, philosophical, historical and cultural studies in education), citizenship and human rights education, social justice and related issues in education, specialized curriculum studies topics, policy studies in education and politics of education.

 

Please submit your 500 word abstract to Dr. Toni Samek (toni.samek@ualberta.ca), Guest Editor of the Special issue of the Journal of Contemporary Issues in Education (JCIE) by June 1, 2019. Accepted authors will be expected to submit manuscripts by December 1, 2019.

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Youth Librarian, City of Pendleton, Pendleton, OR

The City of Pendleton is accepting applications from remarkable library professionals interested in serving the community as Youth Librarian.

This creative, highly organized and youth-oriented person will:

  • Plan and implement library services for children of all ages and their families
  • Coordinate library service to schools, childcare providers and other community partners serving children
  • Be a public advocate for children's literacy and library services; and be responsible for social media for the Library. 


Qualifications:

Applicants must have the following:

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of professional librarianship
  • Knowledge of early learning and literacy
  • Skill in performing promotional and community outreach activities
  • Ability to plan, perform and manage a full range of children's programs including story programs, summer reading and reading readiness activities for children, teens and parents
  • Ability to select age appropriate materials for youth
  • Proficiency with development, creation and  oversight of social media
  • Ability to provide readers' advisory and reference service. 

Minimum qualifications: Master's Degree in library science, or enrollment in an MLS program to graduate within the year, plus one year of responsible experience providing library service to youth.  English/Spanish bilingual skills a plus. 


Work schedule will include evenings and weekends, 40 hours per week, beginning salary $3,707 per month with excellent benefits. 


To Apply:

Applications are available from the Personnel Office at Pendleton City Hall or the Library, 500 SW Dorion, or at www.pendleton.or.us/employment.  Cover letter, resume, completed City application form and supplemental questionnaire required.  Open until filled.  Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Information Services Intern, Bain & Company, Boston, MA

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.

 

Position Summary

The Information Services intern will assist the Manager and IS team with their administrative tasks. The internship provides valuable experiential learning opportunities to build the many skills that are foundational for a career in library services. Interns are full members of the team for the duration of their internship and are invited to attend regular team meetings and social events.  The intern will work 20 hours per week in Bain's Boston office and we are looking to hire the intern immediately.

 

Responsibilities & Duties

Administrative and Research Support

  • Under close supervision, supports the local IS department
  • Ensures invoices are paid on time for online services, books, journals, and stationery. Involves regular liaison with suppliers and the Finance Department
  • May manage subscription and journal acquisition for the department and consultants. Includes suggesting relevant material for purchase, placing orders, updating a subscriptions database and circulating journals
  • Catalogues books for Information Services, plus shelving book and magazine returns as quickly as possible to make them available for other users
  • Builds knowledge of  basic business sources
  • Initiates and undertakes key project work when required such as organizing & updating the Information Services Portal
  • Proactively seeks opportunities to broaden and deepen skill set by participating in special projects
  • Provides ongoing support for basic asset-building activities including processing orders and new acquisitions, cataloging, and serials check-in, end-user system updates, tracking circulation of materials from the collection and ongoing maintenance of print and other special collections

 

Qualifications

  • Currently working towards an undergraduate or graduate degree, preferably in Library or Information Sciences
  • Previous work experience in administrative support, preferably in a professional environment
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Attention to detail, effective time management, and strong verbal skills required
  • Candidates must possess an ability to learn quickly, multi-task and work independently
  • Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English required

 

 

Application Instructions: To view the full description and apply, please visit the following link.

 

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Head, Public Services, Abbot Public Library, Marblehead, MA

Focusing on the total user experience, The Head, Public Services oversees, coordinates, participates in, and continuously advances the Library's Public Services operations -- Reference, Reader's Advisory, Circulation, Stack Maintenance and related activities.


Reporting to the Library Director and partnering with the Head, Technical Services, the Head, Public Services is a key member of the Library's management group. In addition, the Head, Public Services serves as selector for materials in defined areas of the adult collections. 

The successful applicant will be an enthusiastic and flexible team player, with professional experience well-matched to the position's duties and responsibilities. The full-time 40 hours/week work schedule includes some evening and weekend shifts.

A traditional New England coastal community, 18 miles north of Boston, the Town of Marblehead features a notable historical heritage, a lively cultural scene, ample natural beauty and strong support for its public library. 

Come join a dedicated, creative and energetic team, at an exciting time in the Library's history, as we move forward from celebrating our 140th anniversary to planning for a major building renovation!



Duties and Responsibilities

  • Directly oversees staff whose primary responsibilities are in the Public Services area. Coordinates the Public Services activities of staff whose responsibilities are equally or primarily in other areas. Participates in and/or coordinates the training and onboarding of all staff with responsibilities in Public Services.
  • Coordinates and oversees all staff providing Reference service in performance of duties.
  • Selects materials for purchase in assigned areas of the adult collections, including informational resources in both print and electronic formats.  Makes recommendations regarding the development and management of materials in these collections.
  • In consultation with the Library Director, oversees scheduling to ensure adequate coverage of public service desks (Circulation, Reference, Children's Room). Modifies daily schedules, when needed.
  • Provides input on Public Services issues, for the Director.
  • Stays informed regarding current issues and trends related to library public services and proposes ways to move the Library's public services forward.
  • In coordination with the Head, Technical Services, oversees daily operation of the Library in the Director's absence.
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature and complexity as requested.


Qualifications 

  • A Master's Degree in Library Science, with a minimum of 2 years of experience in a library public services supervisory position.
  • Strong communication and customer service skills.
  • Excellent computer literacy, including ability to explain technology to users.
  • Flexibility; dependability; demonstrated ability to function effectively as both a team member and team leader.
  • Must be able to lift up to 20 lbs. and stand for extended periods.


Salary Range

$54,549.33 - $72,542.48, annually


Closing Date
Open until filled.  Preference given to applications received by March 8th, 2019.


Applications

Please email a letter of interest and resume to:
Patricia Rogers, Director, Abbot Public Library, at rogers@noblenet.org

Mailing address is:
235 Pleasant Street
Marblehead, MA 01945

 

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Library Intern, America's Test Kitchen, Boston, MA

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


This is a rewarding opportunity to work as a solo librarian in a special library. You will gain hands-on experience with the organization and management of a library, work with a wonderful (and growing) culinary collection (over 4,800 books, plus magazines and newspapers), and make a positive contribution to a fascinating organization.


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


Essential Elements of the Position:

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

  • Provide reference services and help ATK staff locate books, recipes, and relevant information for magazine articles

  • Maintain catalogs and library website

  • Maintain and manage rare book collection

  • Design and conduct technology trainings

  • Identify and select new items for the collection

  • Manage company newspaper and magazine subscriptions

  • Shelving materials and shelf-reading


Skills and Abilities:

  • Flexibility in schedule


  • Knowledge of collection development

  • Demonstrated knowledge of effective reference techniques

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Excellent computer skills, including familiarity with computer coding concepts (including HTML, CSS and web-hosting services), database searching, and software specific to libraries

  • Ability to lift and carry up to 20 pounds and to climb on step stool to reach top shelves


Education and Experience:

  • BA/BS or equivalent

  • Currently enrolled in a Library Science program

  • Completion of LIS 438, 407, and 488 (or relevant experience)


Salary: $12/hr


To Apply:

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


Application Deadline: March 20

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Call for Proposals: 2019 COF Leadership Conference

Proposals are currently being accepted for the COF's 2nd Leadership Conference hosted by MCPHS University on Sunday, March 24, 2019 

 

This is a unique opportunity for the consortium to come together as a community of staff, faculty, and students to promote awareness and increase student development and leadership skills that will contribute to their successes in their personal and professional lives.  We are anticipating about 200 participants ranging from student leaders to the general COF community. Panelists and presenters will share best practices, informational resources, views, and perspectives.  

    

Proposal Requirements 

Please submit proposals electronically using the following COF Leadership Conference 2019 Topic Proposal Form by Thursday, March 7, 2019. 

https://mcphsreslife.wufoo.com/forms/s15xgyoc0fmjdfj/

 

Breakout sessions will be held three times throughout the day, each session will last for about 45-60 minutes. Below are the learning outcomes for the conference.

  • Students will be able to discover and learn about their natural talents through sessions
  • Students will understand the importance of personal ownership
  • Students will understand and apply the meaning of mentorship both inside and outside the classroom
  • Students will develop a skill set aimed at fostering cultural humility, inclusive excellence, and inter/interpersonal awareness.
  • Students will be able to express ideas, identify and exhibit behaviors, and actualize practices that promote inclusion and equity.

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Digital Producer, The Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA

The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco (http://www.asianart.org/) is looking to hire a digital producer. Though the formal title of the position is "digital producer," there will be ample opportunity for the incumbent to play a pivotal role in shaping and contributing to the design of information services around digital experiences at the museum. These opportunities may include (but are not limited to):

  • In-gallery interactive experiences
  • Deployment of a new mobile app
  • Migration to a new website and content management system
  • Launch of new digital signage systems
  • Assisting with providing support to staff to help them adopt the tools and platform of the new digital ecosystem, and developing job aids, documentation, and other resources to that end


This position would perhaps be most appropriate for a recent MLIS graduate who has interests in cultural or museum informatics, digital literacy, information service design, user experience design, and/or digital media. 


To view the full position and apply, please visit the following link. 

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Student Intern, Biogen Library and Information Center, Cambridge, MA

The Biogen Library and Information Center invites applications for a library intern. This internship will be full-time from June to August 2019, and will have two areas that the student will work in: researching text mining tools and assisting in library outreach.



Researching text mining tools and applications

  • Research text mining applications and use cases for library projects
  • Apply research to identify preferred applications
  • Work with library staff to create a business plan for the addition of text mining tools to the library
  • Present business plan to library staff
  • Assist in library internal social media efforts
  • Post to Yammer on behalf of the library
  • Create blog posts to advertise library events
  • Participate in the evaluation of library communication efforts: monitor Yammer and blog posts to identify trends 


The Biogen Library and Information Center (BLInC) is committed to providing world-class information, resources, and services to all employees. We aim to provide the right information at the right time to help Biogen succeed in its mission to change the lives of patients.

Our library is completely virtual and accessible to all employees. BLInC provides access to a wide variety of databases, journals, resources, and eBooks on topics ranging from scientific and drug information to regulatory and patent resources. Our services include expert searching, customized research, library and database training, book ordering, and copyright consultations.

Key Learning Objectives 

  • Develop a general knowledge and understanding of pharmaceutical libraries.
  • Hands-on experience in a digital library
  • Apply knowledge learned in graduate level coursework to the identify resources and present information
  • Identify, analyze and evaluate text mining tools
  • Hands-on experience to include: interpersonal skills, team work, time management, social media and presentations.
  • Embrace networking opportunities and improve professional communication.
  • Organize, create, and disseminate information via social media


By the end of this internship, the student will have:

  • Expanded their knowledge of corporate librarianship
  • Enhance tools for the Biogen Library
  • Increased technical skills
  • A greater understanding of library practices
  • An understanding of professional standards in the corporate library field
  • Developed a network of current professionals in the field


Qualifications

To participate in the Biogen Intern or Co-op Program, students must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S.
  • Enrollment in a full-time undergraduate or graduate program, returning to the academic program following Biogen Intern or Co-op assignment
  • Minimum grade point average of 3.2 preferred
  • At least 18 years of age prior to the scheduled start date
  • Completed at least one year of undergraduate studies
  • Interest in special libraries
  • Great communication skills, verbal and written
  • Attention to detail a must
  • Comfortable working with Microsoft applications OR willing to learn new technologies
  • Time management

Education:

Master's level student of Library and Information Sciences and/or Computer Science


Application Instructions: 

The deadline to apply is March 15th. To view the full description and apply, please visit the following link. 

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Librarian I - Children's Services, White Plains Public Library, White Plains, NY

Are you passionate about providing programs and services to children and their families? Do you love creativity, playful learning, and exploring new ideas, while producing fun and educational experiences? Then come join us at the White Plains Public Library.

The White Plains Public Library has an opening for a Librarian I to work in The Trove, our library for children. One of the busiest public libraries in New York State, the White Plains Public Library values excellent customer service as well as innovation and experimentation in services and programs.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

As a Librarian I, you will provide reference and reader's advisory services to children and adults, plan and conduct programs, lead classes and workshops, and other responsibilities as assigned. The Trove is looking to expand its STEAM-related offerings for elementary school aged children, so experience planning and implementing relevant programs will be given special consideration. Candidates should genuinely enjoy working with children and adults, appreciate providing library services to a diverse, multilingual population, and be able to work effectively with colleagues. Applicants must be available to work evening as well as weekend hours.


Minimum Qualifications:

Master's degree in library or information science (MLS) from a program that is accredited by the American Library Association or recognized by the New York State Education Department as following accepted education practices. Spring 2019 graduates are welcome to apply.

Special Requirements:

Eligibility for a New York State Public Librarian's Professional Certificate at the time of application; possession of certificate at the time of appointment. The successful candidate will also be required to pass a civil service examination and be reachable for permanent appointment.


Starting Salary:

$53,689; excellent benefits


To Apply: 

If interested, please email cover letter and resume by March 20 to: Joshua Carlson, Youth Services Manager, jcarlson@whiteplainslibrary.org. Please put "Librarian Opening" in the subject line.



About White Plains:

The City of White Plains is located 25 miles north of New York City in Westchester County. Home to 57,000 residents, the City's population expands to 150,000 every workday as thousands of people travel to the City for work or school. The modern downtown has enjoyed a recent revitalization with expanded shopping and dining options. With a Metro North commuter railroad station and a bus transit center, people from all over Westchester County make White Plains a destination for work, leisure and study.

The White Plains Public Library serves the City through one facility, located in downtown White Plains. With a staff of 42 FTE, in 2016 the Library attracted nearly 30,000 people to its programs and circulated over 700,000 items. In addition to the Trove, the library for children, in 2013 the Library opened the Edge, an innovative library for teens that includes a digital media lab. Recently the Library opened the Hub, a library for adults that includes a café and bookstore.


The City of White Plains is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Call for Submissions: ATLA Diversity Scholarship

ATLA is a religiously inclusive professional organization that looks to foster the study of theology and religion by enhancing the development of theological and religious studies libraries and librarianship. Find more information about ATLA here: https://www.atla.com/about/who/Pages/default.aspx

ATLA is excited to support diversity in librarianship with the following scholarship:

The ATLA Diversity Scholarship

We are looking for applicants with an open willingness to explore the possibility of a vocation in information science and religious studies and/or theology. 

ATLA will provide one scholarship for $4,000 to a student from an underrepresented population enrolled in an ALA-accredited master's program in library and information science (check issued to the school). The scholarship also includes the option of a travel grant to attend and participate in the following ATLA Annual Conference. The awardee can choose to participate in the ATLA Annual Conference by presenting or creating a poster on a particular topic with the support of the members of the sponsoring ATLA Committee for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Award

  • $4,000
  • (optional) $750 travel grant to attend the following ATLA Annual Conference

Eligibility

  • Applicant must be from an underrepresented population (religious, racial, ethnic, gender identity, sexual orientation, etc.).
  • Applicant must enroll and complete at least 6 credit hours in an ALA-accredited master's program in library and information science in North America in the 12 months following notification. 
  • Applicant may attend the following ATLA Annual Conference and participate with the support of the ATLA Committee for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in a presentation or poster session.
  •  Applicant must be an ATLA individual or student member at the time of acceptance


Applications and instructions can be found here: https://www.atla.com/Members/development/awards/Pages/Diversity-Scholarships.aspx

Applications are available on an ongoing basis, but applications must be received by June 1 of each year. The awardee will be notified on August 1.

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Access and Collection Services Librarian, Maine Maritime Academy, Castine, ME

Reporting to the Head Librarian, the Access and Collection Services Librarian for Nutting Memorial Library is the library's sole cataloger and has overall responsibility for the library's access and collection services operations, including: cataloging, acquisitions, circulation, stacks management, and co-coordination (with the Research and Instruction Librarian) of interlibrary loan and document delivery services. This position will involve ongoing outreach and liaison work. The Access and Collection Services Librarian is responsible for fostering a positive, engaging, and user-centered approach to services in their areas of responsibility, and must be able to work collaboratively with library colleagues as well as Academy students, faculty and staff.

This is a full-time, 12-month professional staff position with benefits.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversees and provides access and collection services, including circulation, within a small academic library; develops policies and procedures within areas of responsibility.

  • Performs original and copy cataloging of library items in all formats.

  • Maintains and updates catalog records and ensures compliance with local, national, and consortial standards.

  • Manages library's physical collections including acquisitions, deselection, and periodic inventory.

  • Coordinates the library's electronic resources in close cooperation with Research and Instruction Librarian.

  • Coordinates communication with state library staff and resource vendors to troubleshoot and resolve issues related to acquisition, organization, and access to library resources.

  • Provides front desk coverage and in-person and remote reference services to the Academy community and the public as scheduled and as needed.

  • Works with the Research and Instruction Librarian to provide interlibrary loan and document delivery services and to co-manage and improve workflows in this area.

  • Enables services and workflows to evolve in response to and in anticipation of changing user needs, industry standards, available technology, and institutional priorities.

  • Coordinates billing for lost or unreturned library materials.

  • Serves as primary point of contact for Academy archives; assists with archives management.

  • Assists with library outreach efforts, including displays, event planning and promotion, social media, and collaboration with other campus entities; may make presentations to Academy classes, departments, groups, or committees as needed.

  • Compiles annual statistics and reports related to areas of responsibility and participates in relevant budget planning.

  • Serves on Academy committees as appropriate.

  • May deliver information literacy instruction as needed.

  • May contribute to research guides (LibGuides) and perform website maintenance.

 

May supervise student and/or regular Academy employees.

This job description reflects the general duties of the job but is not a detailed description of all duties which may be inherent to the position. The Academy may assign reasonably related additional duties to individual employees consistent with policy and collective bargaining agreements.

 

Skills

  • Essential personal characteristics include flexibility, accountability, initiative, creative problem- solving abilities, and the ability to work cooperatively in an evolving environment.

  • Outstanding interpersonal and customer service skills including a professional, positive, and approachable demeanor.

  • Ability to successfully ascertain and support the diverse learning and research goals of Academy students, faculty and staff.

  • Ability to work toward institutional and departmental strategic goals and to clearly communicate thelibrary's efforts to support these goals.

  • Ability to work closely and congenially with all levels of Academy staff and faculty.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Ability to clearly and appropriately explain complex or highly technical concepts.

  • Ability to work independently, prioritize among multiple competing projects, manage complex workflows, and sustain a high level of attention to detail.

  • Interest in improving and modernizing workflows in areas of responsibility.

  • Strong research skills and familiarity with a wide range of information resources.

     

    Required Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited Master's in Library Science or the equivalent (conferred by date of hire).

  • Demonstrated commitment to providing outstanding library services, including exemplary external and internal customer service.

  • Demonstrated understanding of cataloging standards, practices, and products (including, but not limited to: LC classification, LCSH, MARC formats, AACR2, RDA and OCLC).

  • Familiarity with best practices, trends, emerging technologies, and assessment strategies relevant to the position's areas of responsibility.

  • Familiarity with integrated library system software; experience with Innovative Interfaces' Sierra ILS and OCLC products preferred.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written).

  • Demonstrated high level of comfort and proficiency with technology.

  • Demonstrated commitment to and/or clearly articulated philosophy on the role of library services in fostering student success and the impact of library services on student retention.

     

    Preferred Qualifications

  • At least two years' experience performing MARC and RDA original and copy cataloging in OCLC strongly preferred.

  • Previous cataloging experience in an academic library setting strongly preferred.

  • Experience providing or coordinating interlibrary loan, document delivery services, acquisitions, print serials, and/or electronic resources preferred.

  • Experience with library outreach and/or advocacy preferred.

  • Interest in or experience with digitization projects, archives, or the creation of institutional repositories preferred.

  • Academic background or cataloging experience in any of the following areas preferred: marine, ocean, or environmental science, engineering, marine transportation, or international business and logistics.

     

    Physical/Environmental Factors

  • Contacts include students, parents, alumni, and various external and internal constituencies.

  • Will work occasional evenings and weekends to support department and Academy events as assigned.

  • Frequent use of keyboard and computer screen.

  • Occasionally lift and move up to 30-50 pounds.

  • Tobacco-Free Campus and Buildings

 

Special Requirements

Criminal Background check required

 

To view details on submitting your application, please visit the following link. 

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Elvira Growdon Internship for Collections and Archive Management, Boston Children's Museum, Boston, MA

Job Description:

Assists with multiple projects involving collections and/or archives materials at Boston Children's Museum. These projects include, but are not limited to, inventorying, cataloging, documenting, researching and appropriately housing materials; taking digital images and scans; developing finding aids and/or search terms; preparing and entering catalog records into the PastPerfect database. The intern will divide their time between specific research projects and more general collections/archives work. In consultation with the supervising collections manager, the intern will develop a concrete project intended to complement personal research interests. Projects may focus on natural history specimens, cultural and ethnographic materials, archival records, or a combination of these areas.

Interns will be welcome in all areas of the Museum's collection, including American History, Native American, East Asian and Japanese, Dolls & Toys, Natural History, and Institutional Archives. 


Learning Component:

The Museum's Collections Internship provides in depth, hands on training for graduate students interested in gaining collections and archives management experience in a museum setting. The intern will be introduced to BCM's collections policies, registration procedures, and collections and archives management practices. 

In addition, the intern will have ample opportunity to learn about many operations of the Museum, attend meetings, and meet with staff in various departments.


Skills Required:

Students in Museum Studies, Library and Information Science, Archival Studies, Historic Administration, Cultural Studies, Natural Sciences, Anthropology, Archaeology, Art History, History and Historic Preservation programs that have had coursework or experience in collections care and management, cataloging, records management and/or historical research methods are encouraged to apply. 

The candidate should have excellent PC skills with knowledge of Windows applications; be familiar with database systems and digital imaging; have excellent organizational skills; be detail-oriented, responsible and dependable; have working knowledge of office procedures and equipment. 

Candidates must be registered students during the term of the internship; Graduate students preferred.


Term:

The intern is required to serve for a minimum of 150 hours distributed over a minimum of 10 weeks. Service hours will be organized around the student's class and/or work schedules. Intern hours must be completed Monday-Friday. A stipend will be awarded to support the work of students selected for this internship.

The selected candidate must coordinate with their degree program/institution for the internship to be credit-bearing. Please note that internship applicants are responsible for providing copies of the internship description to their advisors, and for making all appropriate arrangements with their schools to receive credit for the internship. Interns must provide documentation showing that course credit will be given for completion of the internship.

One intern will be selected for the fall, spring and summer semester. 


Physical Requirements:

Must be able to lift 40 lbs.


About the Museum:

Boston Children's Museum engages children and families in joyful discovery experiences that instill an appreciation of our world, develop foundational skills, and spark a lifelong love of learning. The Museum is a welcoming, imaginative, child-centered learning environment that supports diverse families in nurturing their children's creativity and curiosity. We promote the healthy development of all children so that they will fulfill their potential and contribute to our collective wellbeing and future prosperity.

Since 1913, Boston Children's Museum has been using objects to help families better understand the world around them. BCM has collected and exhibited natural history specimens, ethnographic artifacts, as well as those objects most closely associated with children's museums: dolls, toys and games. The Museum's humanities collection totals approximately 35,000 cultural artifacts and the natural history collection holds 15,000 objects. Although our exhibit experience was transformed in the 1960s and 70s to concentrate on hands-on and interactive opportunities, collections continue to play an important role in our exhibits and educational programs. 


To Apply:

Please send your resume and cover letter as a Word document or PDF attachment to Rachel Farkas, Curator of Collections, at Farkas@BostonChildrensMuseum.org. Please include "Growdon Intern" in the subject line and reference in the cover letter where you found this posting. 

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Call for Proposals: New England Library Instruction Group (NELIG) Annual 2019

The New England Library Instruction Group (NELIG), an interest group of ACRL New England, requests breakout session proposals for its Annual Program titled "Designing Student-Centered Learning Experiences " to be held at New England Institute of Technology, in East Greenwich, RI, on Friday, June 21, 2019. This year's program will explore the use of student-centered teaching in information literacy instruction.


As traditional ideas about pedagogy and library involvement in student learning grow in complexity, librarians are exploring new instructional approaches. Student-centered learning is a guiding principle that calls for a shift in the focus of instruction from the teacher to the needs and knowledge of students. This approach requires librarians to be intentional about centering classroom activities on student learning.


We seek proposals that provide examples of student-centered approaches that may include, but are not limited to, inquiry based learning, critical library pedagogy, exercising empathy and care, collaborative construction of meaning, instruction design, and librarian as facilitator of student success.


Each presenter should plan on speaking for 30-35 minutes with an additional 10-15 minutes for questions and discussion (45 minutes total). We are looking for individual, group, or panel presentations by librarians and/or their collaborative colleagues. Interactive workshops involving computers/devices and hands-on activities are welcome.


NELIG encourages librarians with any amount of experience to submit a proposal, and we are dedicated to providing opportunities for librarians to learn practical ideas from one another. Please feel free to email us if you have any questions about presenting.


Proposals are due by Friday, March 22, 2019 and should be submitted via this form. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance status by Friday, April 12, 2019 after a blind review by the planning committee.


Email your questions and concerns to acrlnelig@gmail.com

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Substitute Library Assistant, Watertown Free Public Library, Watertown, MA

The Watertown Free Public Library Access Services Department seeks a friendly, motivated, and dedicated individual to work in our busy library. The desired candidate must deliver exceptional customer service, attend closely to detail, possess confidence in interpreting and enforcing library policies and procedures, enjoy interacting with the general public, and be dedicated to the WFPL mission.

 

This is an on-call position, hours are given as needed. While our most available shifts are weekends, we have a particular need for someone with weekday morning availability. We also occasionally need coverage on weekday evenings. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is looking to gain experience in a public library or who would like to work for supplemental income with a flexible schedule.

 

Qualifications:  High School Diploma or GED, detail-oriented and good organizational skills, ability to work with library staff and the general public in a courteous and tactful manner, have basic computer proficiency, and have the interest and ability to develop more technology skills. Light physical effort required. Must occasionally lift/move materials weighing up to 30 pounds.

 

Hourly Rate: $17.25

 

To apply, please submit cover letter, resume, and three references via email to Caitlin Browne, Assistant Library Director at cbrowne@watertown-ma.gov.

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Visual Arts Librarian, Smith College, Northampton, MA

Smith College Libraries is hiring a Visual Arts Librarian to join a blended department of librarians, educational technologists, and spatial analysis specialists within Smith College Libraries, supporting academic departments and the arts community through Hillyer Art Library.

This position will facilitate the adoption of new modes of scholarship at Smith by promoting methodologies and tools of the visual arts for research, teaching, and learning, as well as engaging the arts community in learning about library services, collections, facilities, and technologies. As the librarian for Hillyer Art Library, this position will ensure that Smith faculty, students, and staff have access to a suite of robust, effective, and innovative library services and collections serving the visual arts. In addition to working with faculty and students, this position will have close collaborative relationships with the Smith College Museum of Art, Botanic Gardens, and the Imaging Center.

 

Responsibilities

Collection Development and Management: 

Develop and manage collections in print, electronic, and other formats for the visual arts and other assigned areas to support current and developing curricular and research needs, in collaboration with faculty in the Department of Art and the Head of Collection Development and Management. 

 

Digital Scholarship: 

In collaboration with the Digital Scholarship Team, research digital scholarship technologies and methodologies in the visual arts and promote them to faculty and students; participate on project teams as an active partner in the creation of digital projects.

 

Hillyer Library Planning & Leadership: 

Collaborate with Discovery and Access staff on the activities and operations of the Hillyer Art Library including development and implementation of policies and procedures.

 

Additional Responsibilities: 

Engage in continuous professional self-development and keep current with emerging library, educational technology, and digital scholarship practices, methodologies, and technologies. Participate in the work of the Libraries through service on library-wide and Five College committees.

 

Qualifications

Required:

Education/Experience:

  • Master's in Library Science, Information Studies, and/or a Master's in Art History, Studio Art, Architecture or related field or an equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience.
  • 3 years of relevant professional library experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in visual arts research and pedagogy.

Skills:

  • Strong teaching skills and commitment to user-focused service.
  • Experience collaborating with faculty in a visual arts context in developing student knowledge and experience in research practices and analyzing and using information.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to take initiative, solve problems and prioritize work effectively.
  • Demonstrated success in working flexibly, independently and collaboratively with colleagues and library users in a rapidly changing user-oriented environment.
  • Demonstrated project management skills.
  • Experience with developing collections in all formats.
  • Strong commitment to public service and experience in library instruction.
  • Awareness of new technologies and trends and their applications for library services and collection development

Preferred: 

  • Undergraduate degree or work experience in a visual arts field such as art history, studio art, or architecture.
  • Reading knowledge of a foreign language.



To Apply:

For more information and a link to apply, visit https://www.smith.edu/libraries/about/employment-opportunities. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

 

Smith College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The Libraries recognize the importance of the ACRL Diversity Standards: Cultural Competency for Academic Libraries.

 

 

 

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Library Director, Williamsburg Libraries, Williamsburg, MA

Title: Library Director, Williamsburg Libraries

Position Type: Full-time (35 hours/week) with benefits

Salary Range: $45,000 - $50,000, depending on qualifications



1. Summary/Definition

The Library Director is responsible for all aspects of the professional management and operation of the Town of Williamsburg's municipal libraries--the four-star Meekins Library and the smaller Haydenville Library, used only for meetings--in accordance with policies established by the Williamsburg Board of Library Trustees.

The Director works in close collaboration with the Board, serving as its advisor and as an active participant in policy and fiscal resource development, strategic planning and goal setting, and facilities assessment. The Director serves as a liaison to government officials and agencies and administers the Williamsburg elementary school's library program, based at the Meekins Library.

The Board delegates to the Director full authority in such areas as personnel administration, selection, and supervision; budget management; collection development; implementation of technological change; facilities management; and program development and outreach. The position is directly accountable to the Williamsburg Board of Library Trustees.


2. Supervision

a. Working under policies established by the elected Board of Library Trustees, the Director plans and administers all library functions.

b. Hires, trains, and supervises library staff, and screens, trains, and supervises volunteers, including annual reviews and promoting professional staff development.


3. Distinguishing Characteristics

a. Performs varied duties of a responsible and complex nature requiring the exercise of considerable judgment.

b. Responsible for securing confidential information maintained by the library. Maintains clear privacy and confidentiality procedures.

c. Undertakes active and timely communication with the Board of Library Trustees, library staff, town and school officials and employees, governmental agencies, professional organizations, the general public, and all library constituencies as necessary.



4. Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The essential duties or responsibilities 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 the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Some of these duties may be discharged through supervision, delegation, or direct action.

a. Plans and supervises the overall operation of the Williamsburg public libraries. Oversees all aspects of the functioning libraries including: establishing operational policies, personnel administration, budget development and implementation, outreach and public programming, the elementary school library program, facilities management, collection development, assessment of emerging technologies, and consortia cooperation.

b. Creates and maintains an environment welcoming to all library constituents.

c. Develops the library collection to meet community needs and interests in accordance with the Board-approved collection development policy. Regularly reviews the collection; undertakes deaccessioning as appropriate.

d. Collaborates with the Board of Library Trustees in the regular strategic planning process that identifies and addresses changing community and library needs, provides direction for library development, and serves as the basis for evaluating library effectiveness.

e. Hires, trains, and supervises library staff, and screens, trains, and supervises volunteers, including annual reviews and promoting professional staff development.

f. Assists patrons in the selection of library materials, and provides additional reference, circulation, and inter-library loan assistance as needed.

g. Prepares regular statistical and other reports for the Board of Library Trustees, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC), the Town of Williamsburg, and other agencies and groups as needed.

h. Ensures compliance with all MBLC requirements and regulations and C/WMARS circulation policies and timely submission of required reports.

i. Collaborates with the Board of Library Trustees on planning and developing fundraising opportunities.

j. Seeks grant opportunities; prepares applications and manages all grants received.

k. Creates, executes, promotes, and publicizes library programs and activities and works with various organizations and individuals to provide special programs.

l. Keeps current with the application of emerging technologies in libraries. Implements incorporation of applicable technologies to expand and enhance library programs and services.

m. Administers the Williamsburg school library program (K-6), based at the Meekins Library. Ensures that both students and faculty are effective library users and empowers students to be critical thinkers capable of assessing information and ideas. Develops enthusiastic readers, skilled researchers, and ethical users of information.

n. Supervises maintenance and repairs of the buildings and grounds.

o. Manages projects related to facilities improvements and expansion.

p. Provides professional advice to the Board of Trustees on library issues and keeps the Board informed of relevant issues and developments at the regional, state, and national level and makes presentations on same. Makes policy recommendations to the Board and implements and interprets policies adopted by the Board. (Policies should include, but are not necessarily limited to: collection development, personnel, use of library facilities, patron confidentiality, Internet access, and circulation of materials.)

q. Serves as the libraries' liaison with municipal government and the community in general. Makes presentations to groups and boards as required.

r. Works closely with the Friends of the Williamsburg Libraries, attending meetings, advising the group of library needs, and providing requested information.

s. Actively pursues professional development opportunities for self and staff. Attends both physical and virtual trainings and conferences.

t. Performs other duties as needed.


5. Work Environment & Schedule

This is a typical active library environment, where the work can be demanding and fast paced at times. The position is 35 hours per week and includes some Saturday and evening hours.



Minimum Qualifications

6. Education and Experience

a. A Master of Library Science (MLS or MLIS) degree from an ALA accredited library school is required.

b. Minimum four years library experience with demonstrated leadership qualities and evidence of increasing supervisory and managerial responsibilities over time.

c. Demonstrated experience in successful critical thinking and judgment, leading and mentoring staff, fiscal planning and administration, program development, outreach, collection development, and applying emerging technologies in a library setting.

d. Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with a broad range of constituents. Experience working in a community library, an elementary school library program, and interacting with town officials and elected boards highly desirable.

e. Evidence of strong interpersonal and communication skills.

f. Willingness to travel to the Haydenville library, the Williamsburg elementary school, and the Williamsburg town offices.

g. Supports intellectual freedom and the ALA code of ethics.


7. Knowledge, Abilities, Skills

a. Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of professional library work and of the organization and management of library operations, including administration, personnel, and finance.

b. Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills. Willingness to learn and use new communication technologies. Demonstrated public speaking skills.

c. Ability to implement and manage change in the complex and rapidly evolving greater library environment.

d. Ability to work effectively with all constituents, including the Board of Library Trustees; staff and volunteers; patrons of all ages and interests; Williamsburg school students, faculty, and administrators; town officials and the general public.

e. Knowledge of and vision for resource development, including but not limited to grant writing, fundraising, donor development, and donor relations. Experience with QuickBooks and Little Green Light or other fund-raising software desirable.

f. Fiscal management experience; budget development and administration, including seeking approval by the Board and presentation to town officials.

g. Working knowledge of an automated library system; experience with Evergreen ILS desirable.

h. Ability to lead and supervise staff and volunteers in an effective and harmonious manner; and delegate responsibility and authority efficiently.

i. Ability to build effective teams, interact with a broad spectrum of stakeholders, and engage in creative problem-solving and program development.

j. Understanding of and receptiveness to the uses of emerging technologies in community and school library settings. Knowledge of information literacy and technology literacy, and the ability to put current trends in library development to local use.

k. Commitment to professional development and continuous improvement.


8. Physical Requirements

a. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, bend, reach, squat, twist, kneel, and push and pull objects.

b. The employee must be able to speak and hear.

c. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or operate objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms.

d. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.

e. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

f. The work requires some travel during the daytime and evening to attend training sessions and meetings.



Applications Instructions

Applications must be received by: March 29, 2019.

Please submit cover letter and resume to:

Pat Billingsley, Chair, Williamsburg Board of Library Trustees

williamsburg.trustees@gmail.com



Note: Candidates must be eligible for permanent employment in the United States, and appointments are subject to a criminal background check.

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Reference Librarian, City of East Providence, East Providence, RI

The City of East Providence is seeking a Reference Librarian. Under the general direction of the Library Director, the Reference Librarian is primarily responsible for providing information services to the public throughout the East Providence Library System.


Responsibilities

The Reference Librarian performs various duties in assisting patrons in the use of library resources, including but not limited to; public access computers, databases, and eZone.

The Reference Librarian also answers reference and reader's advisory questions in person, electronically, and over the telephone. The position also assists patrons with the Library's office-related functions (printing, copying, faxing, and scanning).


Minimum Qualifications

  • American Library Association accredited Master's Degree in Library Science or active matriculation in an accredited Masters of Library Science program with at least 9 credits completed
  • Knowledge of the theories, principles, practices and tools of public library services
  • Ability to work well with limited supervision
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Computer literacy sufficient to help others use the Internet and common software applications (e.g., Microsoft Word)
  • Ability to travel between library locations


Desirable Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Experience with the Ocean State Libraries system and catalog
  • Experience with the Sierra ILS
  • At least one year of public library reference experience


Application Instructions

To apply, please submit a resume and application to hr@cityofeastprov.com or mail to City of East Providence Office of Personnel Administration, 145 Taunton Avenue, East Providence, RI, 02914, no later than Monday, March 11, 2019 by 4:00 pm. No phone calls, please. Items can be dropped off or mailed to: City of East Providence Office of Personnel Administration 145 Taunton Avenue East Providence, RI 02914 Or emailed to: hr@cityofeastprov.com.


At the City of East Providence we celebrate the diversity of our citizenry, and are proud to encourage inclusiveness in our workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services.

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Save the Date: Oxford Education Research Symposia 2019

We are pleased to invite you and your institution to participate in the 2019 Education Research Symposia at Green Templeton College, Oxford Univeristy, UK.
 
The Symposia are for the presentation of papers and discourse by scholars who have an interest in the theory and practice of universal education.
 
Attendees may participate as observerspanel members or presenters of papers, reports, and commentaries concerning aspects relevant to the theory and practice of universal education. Posters are welcome too. 
 
Deadlines
Spring 1st Session (19-20 March)
Fiscal or legal issues (in elementary, secondary and higher education) confronting education in your respective state or nation.
Abstract submission  - 8 March
Regular registration  - 9 March
 
Spring 2nd Session (20-22 March)
Focus on a broad agenda of education topics.
Abstract submission  - 4 March
Regular registration  - 6 March
 
Summer Session (29-31 July)
Abstract submission  - 12 July
Early registration  - 15 April
Regular registration  - 16 July
 
Fall Session (4-6 December)
Abstract submission  - 16 November 
Early registration  - 2 September
Regular registration  - 20 November
 
Notations for the Meetings:
 
To ensure that you receive further communication from us, please save conferences@oxford-education-research-symposium.com to your contacts folder.
 
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Makerspace Intern, Newton Free Library, Newton, MA

Newton Free Library seeks a motivated intern for the spring semester to assist in launching our brand new Makerspace.  The Makerspace, opened earlier this year, is a hub for our successful S.T.E.A.M programming. Curious patrons of all ages are clamoring to explore the space that is equipped with everything from 3D printers to sewing machines and an array of other paper and handicrafts.

 

Our intern will gain valuable hands-on experience assisting with all aspects of the Makerspace including helping with and preparing for monthly events, keeping the space organized, and assisting with a wide range of projects. Put your studies into practice and learn alongside our Maker Librarian and dedicated team of staff!

 

Our internship program is designed to give relevant library work experience to students or recent graduates pursuing a career in library science. The ideal candidate will be a hard-working, organized and enthusiastic about the maker movement.

Hours: Up to 15 hours per week, ability to assist with Makerspace programming preferred.

Compensation: $12.00 hourly

 

Qualifications: Must be currently enrolled in a library science graduate program, enjoy working with crafts/technology and be willing to assist with programming. Applicants must possess strong organizational and customer service skills. Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a team setting, and work positively with diverse constituency.

 

Individuals interested in the above position should email a resume and cover letter to jobs@newtonfreelibrary.net by the close of business on March 8, 2019.

 

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

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Assistant Archivist, Southborough Historical Society, Southborough, MA

The  Southborough Historical Society located in Southborough, Massachusetts has an immediate opening for an Assistant Archivist.


Responsibilities: 

Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Archivist will accession, arrange, digitize, describe, and re-house manuscript collections, photographs, maps, and other material as well as implement basic preservation methods. The Archivist will also provide reference and other assistance as needed.


Qualifications:

The Archivist must possess strong analytical, organizational, and computer skills, as well as a degree (or be working towards a degree) in Library Science (MLS) or Library Information Science (MLIS) from an ALA- accredited library school.

Experience with Mac systems preferred, especially Filemaker. The ability to self-direct is essential.


This is a two-year funded position (max 16K/year) with possible renewal and a highly flexible schedule at $35/hour.


To Apply:

Send letter of interest, résumé, and contact information for three references to info@southboroughhistory.org. No phone calls accepted.


Southborough Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer. 


The Southborough Historical Society is located in Southborough, Massachusetts, 20 miles west of Boston on the Mass Pike. While we are on the Boston-Worcester commuter rail, the museum itself is located 3 miles from the station, so conveyance is required.

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Scholarship Opportunity and Call for Members: ARMA International Educational Foundation

Scholarship Opportunity

The ARMA International Educational Foundation (the Foundation) is pleased to announce the availability of a funding opportunity for aspiring information management professionals currently enrolled in an accredited graduate program (Master's or PhD).

 

This year, the Foundation will offer several scholarships in amounts ranging from $1,000 to $3,000 (USD). These scholarships are designed to cover costs associated with earning a graduate-level degree in the field of information management.

 

For eligibility requirements and application information please visit: http://armaedfoundation.org/scholarship-program/currently-available-scholarships/

 

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Call for Committee Members and Trustees

The Foundation is seeking energetic and innovative IM professionals to advance its mission and vision, so together, we may be able to offer more scholarships and research opportunities that help advance the profession and its professionals. The Foundation is looking for committee members and new Trustees. If you are interested in giving back to the profession by actively participating in advancing the information management profession and the professionals, it would be great to hear from you.

 

For additional information about these positions, time commitments, etc., please visit: http://armaedfoundation.org/press-release-call-for-nominations-for-trustee-position (for the call for Trustee positions) and http://armaedfoundation.org/press-release-call-for-committee-members/ (for the call for Committee members).

 

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Library Intern, Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, Chelsea, MA

The Library of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority is seeking an Intern to assist in cataloging a variety of resources into an Inmagic ILS. In addition, the intern will gather and record metadata in preparation for a historic photograph digitization project. Assistance in the daily operation of a small, governmental Special Library, under the direction of the Library Supervisor, will also be required.


Qualifications:

  • Enrollment in an ALA-accredited Library and Information Science Master's degree program
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Well-developed organizational skills with a thorough attention to detail
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Cataloging and database experience preferred


Responsibilities:

  • Catalog a variety of resources into an Inmagic ILS
  • Gather and record metadata for historic photograph digitization project
  • Learn daily library operations in a special library setting
  • Serve a wide variety of personnel in reference requests as needed
  • Provide additional support to Library Supervisor as needed


Other Information:

Work Location: 2 Griffin Way, Chelsea, Massachusetts, 02150

Hourly Rate: $17.00 - $18.00 based on educational level

Work Schedule: Flexible Mon. Fri. 9:00 to 5:00.;20 - 40 hours/week

This is a 6 month internship (flexible)

 


How to Apply:

Apply online at https://mwra.applicantpro.com/jobs/1008944.html.


Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sex or gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or veteran status.

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Call for Submissions: Libri - Best Student Research Paper of 2019

Since 1950, through 67 volumes, Libri: International Journal of Libraries and Information Studies has been a leader among scholarly journals in the international library and information science world. As part of its strategy to remain one of the premier library and information science journals, Libri is issuing a call for "Best Student Research Paper of 2019." This competition supports Libri's goal of publishing the best articles from the next generation of library and information science professionals. We are proud once again to recognize the very best article with this special award.

 

Students who are currently enrolled for a Masters or PhD or who have completed their Masters or PhD during the 24 months preceding the closing date of the competition[1] are invited to submit articles with clarity and authority. There is no stated theme. Research papers should address one of the significant issues facing today's librarians and information professionals. Case studies, best practices, and pure research papers are all welcome.

 

  • Length: Approx. 5,000 - 7,000 words (excluding the abstract and list of references)
  • Language: English
  • Deadline: June 30, 2019

 

The best paper will be selected by an independent panel consisting of selected members of the Editorial Board, the Advisory Board and other international experts. Submissions will be judged on the basis of

 

  • Originality of thought and observation
  • Depth of research and scholarship
  • Topicality of problems addressed
  • The international readership of the journal
  • The quality of the composition

 

The article will be published in the 2019:4 issue. The author of the winning article will be honoured with an award of 500.00 € and with a complimentary subscription to Libri for 2020. 

 

If the quality of competition warrants, some papers may be designated as honourable mention and the authors will receive complementary subscriptions to Libri for 2020.  All winners will receive access to e-prints of their winning submission. 

 

Manuscripts should be submitted to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/libriWhen submitting a paper for the Best Student Research Paper Award, please choose "Best Student Research Paper Award" at the drop-down menu "Manuscript Type." Author instructions and further indications of the scope of papers suitable for publication in Libri are available at the Libri site at http://www.degruyter.com/view/supplement/s18658423_Instructions_for_Authors_en.pdf.

 

All submissions should include a cover sheet confirming:

  • the name of the institution where the student is or was enrolled
  • the degree for which the student is or was enrolled
  • the dates when the student is or was enrolled
  • the degree/course/module for which the paper was prepared
  • the date when the paper was written

 


[1] Exception: Senior information scholars returning to school for additional degrees outside the field of library and information science are not eligible for this award.

 

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Senior Institutional Giving Officer, Historic New England, Boston, MA

Join our dynamic fundraising team! Historic New England is the oldest and largest regional heritage organization in the nation and we are looking for a creative and resourceful person to join our development team as our Senior Institutional Giving Officer.

 

This person serves as lead administrator responsible for meeting Historic New England's revenue goals for government, foundation, and corporate grants. You will manage the organization's overall grant portfolio, coordinate our grant strategy, author and/or edit and review grant proposals and reports, oversee prospect research, and lead cultivation and stewardship efforts. You will work closely with the organization's leadership team and staff managers, and will supervise the Institutional Giving Officer.

 

Responsibilities: 

This position manages a personal portfolio of foundations, government agencies, and corporations.

  • Works closely with property care, collection services, visitor experience, preservation services, business services, and administration teams to develop, draft, edit, and submit letters of inquiry, proposals, acknowledgments, reports, and other funder communications.
  • Organizes site visits to cultivate and steward institutional funders, maintains grant materials and communications files, maintains accurate records in our Tessitura database, and communicates with internal and external constituents.
  • Manages Historic New England's overall grant portfolio in partnership with the organization's leadership team.
  • Oversees new prospect research, coordinates funding strategy, maintains and strengthens existing relationships with institutional donors, generates reports for the leadership team, leads cultivation and stewardship efforts, maintains deadline-driven proposals and report calendar, maintains record-keeping systems, and ensures compliance with funding requirements.
  • Develops annual grant revenue goals in collaboration with the vice president for advancement.
  • Monitors and reconciles monthly institutional giving reports and tracks progress toward achieving annual revenue goals.
  • Collaborates with the organization's individual gift officers to communicate funding needs for approved projects and provides content about the projects to grow institutional support.
  • Identifies, researches, evaluates, and reports on new sources of potential funding in line with the organization's priorities and goals.
  • Supervises the institutional giving officer who authors grant proposals, conducts prospect research, and manages small grant applications developed by staff not on the development team.



Qualifications: 

The ideal candidate will possess superior analytical, research, writing, editing, verbal, interpersonal, and project management skills.

  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Minimum of five years of increasing responsibility in institutional giving.
  • Ability to learn appropriate levels of information about a broad range of activities and to synthesize complex ideas into compelling proposals that resonate with funders.
  • Proven success collaborating with, supervising, and motivating staff.
  • Comfortable working both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced team environment.
  • Ability to prioritize, manage multiple tasks, pay attention to details, solve problems, and meet tight deadlines.
  • Fully competent computer skills, including advanced working knowledge of MS Office Suite, internet research, funding databases, and email management.



Other Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Understanding of and passion for Historic New England's mission and program areas.
  • Experience working with Tessitura.
  • Experience working with national foundations and government agencies that fund preservation and cultural heritage organizations.
  • Familiarity with regional and local foundations serving New England's cultural and educational sectors.
  • Supervisory experience is preferred.



Application Instructions: 

Please send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to Jobs@HistoricNewEngland.org. To view the full job description, please follow this link. 


Historic New England is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to supporting equality of opportunity and respect for diversity. We are committed to providing equal opportunity in employment to all qualified persons without regard to non-work-related factors such as race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, gender identity, or sexual orientation.


Historic New England offers generous and comprehensive vacation, holiday, and health and wellness benefit packages.

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Part-Time Reference Librarian, Rivier University, Nashua, NH

The successful candidate will provide library research assistance to faculty, staff, students, and other library patrons. In the absence of the Access Services staff, other duties will include overseeing circulation desk activity and supervising student workers, as well as assisting with other tasks within the Library.

 

General Responsibilities:

  • Provide the full range of professional reference services to the University community, offering assistance and instruction in the use of online research databases, the online library catalog, and various reference resource materials, using print, electronic, and other media formats in person as well as using e-mail, phone, and online chat.
  • Assist patrons as needed in the basic use of computers, printers, photocopiers, scanners, etc.
  • Occasionally provide library instruction sessions for patrons in research methods and general library use.
  • When needed, assist other library departments with tasks or projects, including access services & circulation, interlibrary loan, and technical services.
  • In the absence of the Access Services staff, assist in supervising student workers and with circulation, reserves, shelving and related tasks as needed.


Schedule: 

Hours are Monday 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm (9:00 pm during the summer) and every other Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm (5:00 pm during the summer). This is a year-round position, excluding certain breaks and holidays.


Qualifications:

Required:

  • MLS degree or MLS degree candidate (a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge skills and experience are acquired may be considered).
  • Experience working in a library, academic library experience preferred.
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Experience with conducting reference interviews and searching research databases.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office products and basic technical troubleshooting.

Preferred:

  • Some experience with library circulation systems, as well as supervisory experience.


To Apply:

Submit letter of intent, resume, starting pay expectations and the contact information for three professional references to:  Human Resources, Rivier University, 420 South Main St., Nashua, NH 03060 Attn: PART-TIME REFERENCE LIBRARIAN or email to jobs@rivier.edu.

 

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals are invited to apply. And, while we appreciate every applicant's interest, only those under consideration will be contacted. Priority will be given to those candidates who apply by March 10, 2019.

 

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Research Librarian, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, MA

The MIT Lincoln Laboratory Knowledge Services Group comprised of the Laboratory's Research Library and Laboratory Archives invites applications for the position of Research Librarian. This position is a creative opportunity for a service-oriented business librarian to participate in science and technology research and information delivery services in a complex and dynamic Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC.)  

This is an excellent position for a library/information science professional who is facile with information resources in business and market analysis in technology areas and who will be committed to creating and improving research and information delivery services with an eye to the future.

 

Job Description 

The Research Librarian will participate in and play a critical role in MIT Lincoln Laboratory Library's Research Library Team by participating in the delivery of research, reference, and mediated search services in science and engineering fields, strategic planning initiatives, collection development and management, study committee service, and in library liaison activities. 

In addition, the selected candidate will engage with colleagues in exploring, planning for, and implementing technological innovations to facilitate and improve library research analysis of businesses and markets in areas of interest to the Laboratory. 

The position requires an incumbent with curiosity and initiative to explore technological innovations to improve these operations and to contribute to the Library's efforts to remain abreast of information resources, technologies, and services.

 

Job Responsibilities 

  • Provide general and specialized research assistance for the sciences, engineering, computer science, and related disciplines with a specialization in the analysis of businesses and markets reflecting the interests of the Laboratory.
  • Cultivate partnerships and collaborate with Library and Laboratory personnel on projects including technical studies, programs, and other undertakings
  • Analyze trends in the research programs and programs of assigned divisions; keep current with trends in the literature and scholarship of the disciplines themselves, and use this knowledge to build and manage the Libraries' collections and alerts in assigned disciplines
  • Maintain and develop "collaborative" subject pages and alerts  to support and enhance staff use of information resources
  • Contribute to the development of online learning resources and tools

 

 Minimum Qualifications

  • Master of Science in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution and 3-5 years of professional experience with a focus on business analysis.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with all aspects of Library Science including electronic resources, collaborative technologies, research/reference, acquisitions and collection development, and metadata control.
  • Strong focus in digital librarianship and a technical aptitude are required as is a keen interest and desire to work with the often dynamic and changing special library/information services environment.
  • Teamwork capabilities are required along with strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Successful candidates must have the ability to take initiative and to be self-directed and motivated.
  • Candidates must be able to demonstrate analytical and problem solving skills with an aptitude for complex and detailed work.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required to maintain communication channels with customers, management, and other library personnel in a team-oriented environment.
  • Strong service orientation to customers and to co-workers is a must.
  • U.S. citizenship and an ability to acquire and maintain U.S. Department of Defense security clearance are required.

 

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in a Sci/Tech environment and/or a degree in Engineering or Science or Business Administration.
  • Professional understanding of collaboration technologies, taxonomies, ontologies, content management systems.
  • Understanding of collection development practices related to the scientific, technical and report literature.

 

 For Benefits Information, click http://hrweb.mit.edu/benefits

 

MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.

Requisition ID: 26222 

To view the full description and apply, please follow this link. 

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Media Preservation Librarian, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Reporting to the Director of Preservation Services, the Media Preservation Librarian oversees and directs the preservation of audio, video, film, and other time-based media operations within the Preservation Services Department.

In collaboration with other library departments and stakeholders, the Media Preservation Librarian works with the unique and diverse collections held throughout the Libraries to ensure and enhance access to the University of Washington Libraries' media collections.

The Media Preservation Librarian will be expected to work as part of a team of staff supporting the Libraries' preservation program.

 

Apply here:       

Please visit the following link to view the full description and apply. To ensure consideration, applications should be received no later than Monday, March 25, 2019

 

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Serials and Electronic Resources Librarian, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Reporting to the Director, Acquisitions and Rapid Cataloging Services, the Serials & Electronic Resources Librarian coordinates the acquisitions process for continuing resources in all formats. 

This position has supervisory responsibilities for both staff and students, assists in the management of the department, and participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of policies, procedures, and initiatives.

The position works closely with technical, access and public services librarians and staff across the Libraries.

 

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have the capacity to thrive in an exciting, ambiguous, future-oriented Libraries environment, and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.

This is a full-time position. The start date is flexible and will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

 

Apply here:       

Please visit the following link to view the full description and apply. To ensure consideration, applications should be received no later than Monday, March 25, 2019, 

 

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Branch Library Supervisor, Springfield City Library- Mason Square Branch, Springfield, MA

The Springfield (MA) City Library seeks applications to work at our forward-looking, award-winning public library. We are recruiting talented, driven, community-engaged candidates for the Branch Library Supervisor position at our Mason Square Branch Library. 

Get excited about the possibilities of living and working in the city of Springfield by watching this video, then apply by March 3, 2019.

 

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

 

The Branch Supervisor position is based at our busy Mason Square Branch Library with a focus on oversight of all branch activities and on adult services. The person selected for this position will have the following duties:

  • Responsible for assisting the Branch Manager in the everyday functioning of the library. 
  • This includes personnel, public interaction, programming, facility management and administrative duties. 
  • Will provide adult and other neighborhood-based programming.


Work must be performed with latitude in the exercise of independent initiative and judgment in accordance with accepted professional practices and within the policies and directives by the Branch Manager. 

Supervision must be exercised, directly or through subordinates, over all Branch library employees. 

 

Requirements:

  •  Bachelor's degree and completion of an American Library Association accredited Master of Library Science.
  • The preferred candidate will have three years of progressive professional library experience.

 

Further job details and job application are available on the City of Springfield's website. The annual salary is $55,241.16. The closing date for this position is Sunday, March 3, 2019, at 11:59 pm EST. Be sure to upload a compelling cover letter with the application.

 

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Information Services Librarian, The Farmington Libraries, Farmington, CT

The Farmington Libraries are seeking a creative and enthusiastic individual with exemplary customer service skills to join our Information Services team.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

The information services librarian will be responsible for assisting customers with reference inquiries and reader's advisory

  • Overseeing the development and maintenance of a specified area of the adult collection
  • Developing and executing adult programming, including hands-on high-tech and low-tech maker programming
  • Conducting one-on-one and small group computer classes on a variety of subjects
  • Working on other projects as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

Qualified applicants must possess excellent written and oral communication skills, be self-motivated and tech-savvy, and work well in a team environment. The successful candidate will be informed about current trends in public library services to adults and teens. 

 

Minimum qualifications:

  • An MLS from an ALA accredited institution or MLS candidate.
  • Must have at least one year's experience in customer service.
  • Public library experience preferred, but not required. 

 

This is a full-time 35-hour per-week position that includes evening and weekend hours. Benefits include paid holiday, sick, and personal time, as well as four-weeks' vacation, health insurance, and a defined pension plan. Salary meets CLA minimum guidelines for MLS professional positions.

 

To Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Laura A. Horn, Executive Director via email atlhorn@farmingtonlibraries.org No phone calls please. Closing date will be Friday, March 15th.

The Farmington Libraries are an EOE/AA employer. 

 

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STEM Librarian, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT

Located in historic New Haven, a city rich in art and culture, Southern Connecticut State University is a diverse and student-centered university dedicated to academic excellence, access, and service for the public good.  Southern provides a supportive and welcoming environment for all members of its community through a campus wide commitment to social justice.  SCSU is a flourishing community of approximately 10,000 students, located less than three miles from downtown New Haven, with easy access to New York and Boston.  

 

Brief Description of Duties/Responsibilities: 

Hilton C. Buley Library at Southern Connecticut State University is seeking to fill immediately a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Librarian. 

  • The STEM Librarian provides creative and proactive library support to SCSU's growing STEM programs and ongoing STEM initiatives.
  • The STEM Librarian is part of the Library Research/Instruction Services division, providing reference, instruction, and liaison services to assigned academic departments (chemistry, computer science, earth science, mathematics, and physics). 
  • The Librarian assists with providing reference service as part of a cooperative centralized reference environment. 
  • Liaison work to assigned departments includes providing information literacy instruction and research consultations to students and faculty and developing a library collection that is responsive to department curricular and research needs.

As tenure-track employees at SCSU, librarians are thus expected to participate in professional and scholarly activity and serve on library and university committees. All librarians report directly to the Library Director and work collaboratively as faculty.  

 

Required Qualifications:  

  • Candidates much have an ALA accredited MLS or equivalent.
  • 2 years of professional library experience in an academic library
  • An undergraduate degree in a STEM field or experience providing library services to STEM programs in an academic library
  • Familiarity with current trends in STEM librarianship related to research and instruction, such as the ACRL Information Literacy Standards for Science and Engineering/Technology
  • Experience providing library instruction and developing lesson plans for the sciences in an academic library
  • Experience creating online guides to library resources
  • Experience working collaboratively as a member of an academic library team.  

 

Preferred Qualifications:

Background, experience, or coursework in statistics, data analysis, or other quantitative methods. Advanced degree or graduate level study in a STEM field are also preferred.  

 

Application Process:  

Please submit letter of interest, current curriculum vitae or resumé, and a list of three references with email and phone contact information to:  STEM  Librarian Search Committee Chair at libsearch2@southernct.edu

For best consideration, all materials must be received by Friday, March 22, 2019.  The position will remain open until filled.   

 

SCSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. The University seeks to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff. People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Serials and Electronic Resources Librarian, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT

Located in historic New Haven, a city rich in art and culture, Southern Connecticut State University is a diverse and student-centered university dedicated to academic excellence, access, and service for the public good.  Southern provides a supportive and welcoming environment for all members of its community through a campus wide commitment to social justice.  SCSU is a flourishing community of approximately 10,000 students, located less than three miles from downtown New Haven, with easy access to New York and Boston.  

 

Brief Description of Duties/Responsibilities: 

Hilton C. Buley Library at Southern Connecticut State University is seeking to fill immediately a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Librarian. 

  • The Serials and Electronic Resources Librarian works as a member of the Technical Services Division providing integrated access to library materials in all formats and specifically managing the electronic and print serials collections and databases including acquisitions, renewal, payment and activation. 
  • The Librarian provides usage and cost assessment analysis for electronic resources, including reports related to holdings and usage for use in the renewal process.
  • The Librarian manages individual e-journal and database subscriptions. He or she catalogs serials and electronic resources, manages the A-Z list, journal locator, and performs complex, time-sensitive technical support for electronic resources.
  • The person in this position works closely with the Acquisitions/CD, Cataloging and Digital Services Librarians, the TS Division Head, and the Systems Librarian to plan and implement workflows, troubleshoot access problems and develop TS Division and Electronic Resources and Serials goals.
  • The Librarian works with the serials unit staff to manage the library's various platforms and delivery systems.  As tenure-track employees at SCSU, librarians are thus expected to participate in professional and scholarly activity and serve on library and university committees.  

All librarians report directly to the Library Director and work collaboratively as faculty. 

 

Required Qualifications:  

  • Candidates must have an ALA accredited MLS degree or equivalent
  • Broad experience with a wide variety of resource formats
  • Demonstrated understanding of current issues related to serials access, management and pricing models
  • Knowledge about and experience with standard and emerging cataloging principles and metadata schemes, especially as they relate to serials
  • Familiarity with digital resources and services; strong statistical and analytical skills
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Experience working with knowledgebase concepts; ability to work creatively and collaboratively with faculty, staff, students and colleagues
  • Excellent written and oral communication/presentation skills
  • Commitment to providing outstanding service that leads to seamless access to library materials by on-ground and remote members of the University community

 

Preferred Qualifications:  

  • Minimum of two years' professional experience in an academic library
  • Paraprofessional experience may be considered
  • Familiarity with license agreements and experience with MARC cataloging formats, RDA, ALMA and EZ-Proxy are also preferred.

 

Application Process:  

Please submit letter of interest, current curriculum vitae or resumé, and a list of three references with email and phone contact information to:  Serials and Electronic Resources Librarian Search Committee Chair at libsearch1@southernct.edu

For best consideration, all materials must be received by Friday, March 22, 2019.  The position will remain open until filled.  

 

SCSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. The University seeks to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff. People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

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Metadata Librarian for Cataloging and Digital Projects, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT

Located in historic New Haven, a city rich in art and culture, Southern Connecticut State University is a diverse and student-centered university dedicated to academic excellence, access, and service for the public good.  Southern provides a supportive and welcoming environment for all members of its community through a campus wide commitment to social justice.  SCSU is a flourishing community of approximately 10,000 students, located less than three miles from downtown New Haven, with easy access to New York and Boston.

  

Brief Description of Duties/Responsibilities: 

Hilton C. Buley Library at Southern Connecticut State University is seeking to fill immediately a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Librarian.  The Metadata Librarian works primarily as a cataloger and metadata professional in the Technical Services (TS) Division, responsible for organizing and providing intellectual access to Buley Library resources. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Original, complex, and copy cataloging of monographs, print and non-print serials, audiovisual materials, curriculum materials, theses, rare books, and internet resources in all subject areas. 
  • The Metadata Librarian works with TS Division members to develop/revise policies and procedures for cataloging a variety of information formats according to RDA standards and Library of Congress protocols within an automated environment and in collaboration with consortium members, joins in system-wide authority control initiatives. 
  • The Librarian participates in digitization initiatives that include project management and assigning metadata to digital objects.  The Librarian may also perform collection development activities, and other tasks as assigned. 
  • As tenure-track employees at SCSU, librarians are thus expected to participate in professional and scholarly activity and serve on library and university committees. All librarians report directly to the Library Director and work collaboratively as faculty. 

 

Required Qualifications:  

  • Candidates must have an ALA accredited MLS or equivalent
  • Minimum of 1 year cataloging experience, preferably in an academic library
  • Knowledge and experience with MARC21, RDA, MODS, Dublin Core and application and interpretation of Library of Congress Headings and Classification
  • Direct knowledge and experience with OCLC Connexion and experience with an Integrated Library System (ILS)
  • Knowledge of national standards and trends in cataloging and technical services
  • Experience working on digitization projects
  • Strong commitment to service
  • Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.  


Preferred Qualifications:  

Experience with ALMA and/or Islandora.  Ability to catalog and assign metadata to materials in other languages is also preferred. 

 

Application Process:  Please submit letter of interest, current curriculum vitae or resumé, and a list of three references with email and phone contact information to:  Metadata Librarian Search Committee Chair at libsearch3@southernct.edu

For best consideration, all materials must be received by Friday, March 22, 2019.  The position will remain open until filled.   

 

SCSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. The University seeks to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff. People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

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Library Assistant, Collection & Systems, Simmons University, Boston, MA

Come and work at Beatley Library! This is a full-time staff position with benefits, including tuition remission.

This Library Assistant works under the coordinated direction of the Collections & Systems librarians.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participate in acquisitions and collection management activities and assist with purchasing/subscribing,receiving, and processing payment records for materials in all formats.
    • Determine appropriate providers, place orders, and create bibliographic and order records.
    • Communicate with requestors and providers to resolve questions and issues.
    • Assist with subscription renewals.
    • Reconcile receipts with order records and enter payment records.
    • Assist with assessment, weeding, and other collection management activities.

  • Participate in cataloging/metadata and processing of materials and resources.
    • Select, create, and/or edit catalog and metadata records and call numbers for library and archival materials.
    • Coordinate physical processing for accessioning and deaccessioning of materials and processing for course reserves, digitization, or reclassification.
    • Support the maintenance of bibliographic, item, and authority records databases, shelflist, and collection inventory.
    • Resolve cataloging problems.

  • Participate in e-resources management and support activities.
    • Retrieve and prepare usage statistics and cost-per-use data.
    • Assist with e-resource activation and cancellation.
    • Troubleshoot e-resource issues and provide support to Library staff and users.
    • Input data, maintain records, and retrieve reports from e-resource management systems.

  • Participate in systems and website development, management, and support.
    • Assist with developing, implementing, migrating, upgrading, and maintaining systems and web interfaces.
    • Troubleshoot systems and website issues and provide support to Library staff and users.
    • Assist with assessing and analyzing systems, interfaces, and workflows and implementing enhancements.
    • Maintain user records, access, and permissions.
    • Provide training and create and maintain documentation.

  • Participate in the delivery of Library Services
    • Assist with the hiring, training, management, scheduling, and supervision of student workers.
    • Communicate with library staff on collections and systems issues.
    • Assist with the production of reports and participate in the analysis of financial and statistical data for annual reports and other assessment projects.
    • Provide training to library staff as appropriate.
    • Staff Library Service Desk as needed.
    • Participate in Library-wide initiatives as appropriate.



Work Schedule:

  • Generally, Monday - Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm, with flexibility for classes and availability for scheduled nights and weekends shifts



Qualifications:

          Required

  • Bachelor's degree and current enrollment in the Simmons SLIS program.
  • Completion of LIS415 (or relevant experience) and no more than 2 additional SLIS courses.

          Preferred

  • Keen interest in and high aptitude for library technical services and technology systems.
  • Competent numeracy skills and strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills.


To view the full description and apply, please follow this link. 

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Online Part-Time Instructors, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

The School of Information Science at the University of Kentucky occasionally has need for part-time instructors for the undergraduate courses listed below:

  • Personal Knowledge Management
  • Technologies for Information Services
  • Introduction to Databases
  • Systems Analysis
  • Electronic Information Resources for Health Professionals
  • Consumer Health Information Seeking

For a full listing of our courses, please see http://ci.uky.edu/sis/resources/catalog. The courses above are all offered online, asynchronously.

If interested, please send a cover letter and resume/CV to Will Buntin - will.buntin@uky.edu. Please indicate in your cover letter which course(s) you are qualified to and interested in teaching.


Qualified applicants will have an earned graduate degree in a field directly related to the content area being taught.

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Call for Papers: Information and Learning Sciences Special Issue: Learning in Low-Tech, Information-Rich Environments

This special issue aims to explore this phenomenon of learning in low-tech, information-rich environments. To do this, the co-editors of the special issue are seeking high-quality, innovative articles that address conceptual, empirical, and theoretical issues around learning in low-tech, information-rich environments. Preference will be given to papers with a design and/or innovation component that leads to learning. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • The current landscape of learning in low-tech information environments
  • Implementation of high-tech information and technological strategies in low-tech environments
  • Pedagogical approaches, models, and theories for effective learning in low-tech environments
  • Learning in formal and informal low-tech settings
  • Strategies and challenges for learning in low-tech information environments
  • Evaluation and assessment of learning in low-tech environments
  • Research methods, ethics, and implementation of learning in low-tech environments
  • Innovations in learning in low-tech information environments
  • The future of learning in low-tech environments
  • The purposeful design of low-tech information environments to support mindfulness and contemplation.

 

Co-Editors of the Special Issue: 

Kathleen Campana, Kent State University, U.S. 

kcampana2@kent.edu
  
  
John Marino, University of North Texas, U.S. 

John.Marino@unt.edu
 

Naresh Agarwal, Simmons University, U.S. 

agarwal@simmons.edu  


Submission Guidelines:

Submissions should comply with the journal author guidelines and should be made through ScholarOne Manuscripts, the online submission and peer review system. Registration and access to ScholarOne Manuscripts are available at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ils 


Deadlines: 

Initial submission due: May 15th 

First round decisions made: June 30th 

Revised manuscripts due: August 1st 

Final decisions confirmed (revised manuscripts approved): August 15th 

Anticipated publication date: Nov/Dec 2019

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Young Adult / Assistant Children's Librarian, Turner Free Library, Randolph, MA

The Young Adult Librarian will manage the young adult collections and programs. The YA Librarian will manage scheduling in the newly created Turner Free Studio as well as utilize the Studio for teen programming. The YA Librarian must be innovative, collaborative, flexible, and service oriented. The position requires an ability to provide exemplary service to teens from seventh grade through high school from a large array of national, lingual, and cultural backgrounds.


The YA Librarian must be able to interact with teens, manage the YA materials budget, develop and maintain the teen collections efficiently and creatively with an eye towards innovation, and develop, plan, execute, and advertise a variety of programs, grants, and displays throughout the school year and in the summer, including but not limited to summer reading, teen advisory board, and a variety of clubs. The YA Librarian, in their role as assistant children's librarian will provide programming for tweens, coverage in the children's room, as well as a children's story time every other Saturday. The YA Librarian will provide staff supervision in the evenings, on weekends, and may be required to work at the circulation desk occasionally. The YA librarian will provide problem solving solutions to appropriate circumstances; routinely addressing complaints and resolving complications.

 

Supervision

Reports directly to the Library Director, but generally works in collaboration with the Children's Department Head.

 

Work Environment

Work is performed under typical public library conditions. This is a full-time, non-union, 35-hr per week position. The schedule will be Tues-Fri with alternating Monday nights and Saturdays. There is some moderate to heavy lifting of books and other materials.

 

Qualifications:

  • Masters in Library and Information Sciences from an A.L.A accredited program (or expected MLS within the next 6 months).
  • Must have excellent customer service and interpersonal skills to work with and a serve diverse community
  • Must be able to work independently as well as be a team player.
  • Advanced technology knowledge preferred as well advanced children's and teen collection development skills.
  • Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

 

Salary Range: $51,158-$67,319 (8 steps)

 

Please submit all resumes to Library Director, Elizabeth LaRosee at elarosee@ocln.org no later than end of business March 22, 2019. Town of Randolph is an equal opportunity employer. 

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Program Support Assistant II (Reference Librarian, Children's Department), Needham Free Public Library, Needham, MA

The Town of Needham is seeking a creative, innovative and enthusiastic individual to fill the position of Program Support Assistant II

 

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

  • Create and distribute publicity for Children's events including but not limited to:
    • Monthly calendar
    • Newsletter Descriptions
    • Press Releases
    • Flyers
    • Announcements and photos for Facebook
  • Coordination and presentation of Children's Programs including but not limited to:
    • Scheduling of Music Performers and Read to a Dog
    • Storytimes
    • Craft Programs
    • Monthly Family Program
    • STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) programs
    • LEGO Club
    • Some outreach programs and/or School Summer Reading visits as required
    • Create self-directed activities for children to complete while in the Children's Room.
  • Arrange for Display Case displays; keep an inventory of art and craft supplies, collect donated supplies and keep Craft Room organized
  • Provide support as needed at the children's reference desk; assisting visitors with their informational needs
  • Other duties as assigned



Requirements:

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

  • Master's Degree in Library Science (MLS), or currently enrolled in an MLS program
  • Capacity to interact effectively and tactfully with the general public
  • Familiarity with automated library systems
  • Knowledge of MS Publisher.
  • Capability to adapt to new technologies as required
  • Ability to plan, create and deliver a variety of children's programming 
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to design graphical flyers and publicity.
  • Strong scheduling and organizational skills.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Canva; knowledge of programming languages for Children such as Scratch or Blockly 

 

Hours: This is a 19 hour a week position (Part-time)

Salary: $22.44 per hour (Schedule C)

 

How to Apply:                                                                                                                                                                                                 

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

Email:  hr@needhamma.gov

Fax:    781-455-0165

Mail:    Human Resources Department

            1471 Highland Avenue

            Needham, MA  02492

Applications will be accepted until 5 PM on Wednesday, March 6, 2019.  

 

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

 

 

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Library & Digital Archive Interns, Aperture Foundation, New York, NY

The Library and Archive Department collects, organizes, and makes accessible materials to support Aperture Foundation staff. The primary mission of the Library and Archive is to maintain materials of primary and secondary value to the institutional memory of Aperture Foundation. Centered on the subject of photography, the Library's collection consists of more than twelve thousand volumes and the Institutional Archive holds approximately two thousand linear feet of corporate records.

 

Schedule

These positions will be part-time, three days per week. 

 

What You Can Expect to Learn

  • Understanding of the multi-faceted workings of a small specialized library and archive
  • Organization and classification (DDC) of the in-house library
  • Integrated library system (ILS) and online public access catalogue (Koha)
  • Proper handling and care of books
  • Accession procedure for new library and archival materials
  • Compilation of bibliographic resources
  • Processing procedures for archival materials

 

Departmental Duties

  • General library maintenance including paging materials, as well as responding to borrowing requests from staff and patrons
  • Assist in copy-cataloguing library materials using the Z39.50 client, searching and importing
  • Library of Congress Authority Files into the Library's integrated library system, some original cataloging for print materials
  • Maintain library collection inventories and bibliographic office reference guides as new Aperture titles are released
  • Assist in constructing protective sleeves and enclosures for library and archival materials
  • Assist in providing information and reference services, including conducting bibliographic research
  • Provide assistance to the Education Department for the annual PhotoBook Awards

 

General Work Scholar Responsibilities

  • Develop further knowledge of photography as well as Aperture's mission, publications, exhibitions, and programs
  • Participate in workshops and training sessions
  • Assist with front of house engagement and lead informational tours
  • Complete pre-, mid-, and post-term evaluations
  • Assist with mailings
  • Setup and breakdown for on- and off-site events
  • Assist at the Aperture Foundation Benefit (Fall term) and Spring Party (Spring term)
  • Participate in jurying the Aperture Portfolio Prize (Fall term)
  • Work occasional Saturdays, extended hours, and events (paid hours)
  • Kitchen duty (fridge and dishes)

 

Requirements

  • Organizational skills and a high level of attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Skills and initiative to conduct research
  • Dexterity for safe book-handling practice
  • Familiarity with the Chicago Manual of Style or other scholarly standard style guides
  • Interest in librarianship, the field of publishing, and photography
  • Ability and willingness to occasionally lift boxes weighing up to fifty pounds.

Preference will be given to candidates with a background of study in Library or Information Sciences and/or Art History.

 

To Apply

Applicants are selected based on their interest and motivation in working for Aperture, an ability to contribute significantly to the program, and openness to gaining a meaningful work experience. Experience and interest in photography, publishing, the visual arts, and in fields related to the specific department to which you apply is strongly encouraged. Please see below for instructions on how to apply for the program. Program will start in July 2019. Deadline to apply is March 15th, 2019.

 

To view the full set of application instructions, which include more information about the program, and apply, please follow this link.





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

Are you creative, energetic, warm and enthusiastic?  The Reading Pubic Library has an opening for a full-time children's librarian. This professional librarian will join our team and be responsible for providing high quality library programs and services for library users aged birth through grade 5 and their families, as well as supporting teachers, caregivers and other early learning professionals.


Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Provides direct assistance to library users aged birth through grade 5 and their families, as well as supporting teachers,caregivers and other early learning professionals; services include reference, research, reader's advisory, and instruction in the use of materials, equipment, and technology.

  2. Responsible for curation, selection and weeding of assigned portions of the library collection.

  3. Responsible for planning and implementing library programs for users aged birth through grade 5 and their families and caregivers.

  4. Keeps abreast of library and network policies and procedures.

  5. Informs library users of and enforces library policies.

  6. Supports the public relations efforts of the library; opportunities include contributing to social media/website content, developing promotional materials, and creating displays.

  7. As needed, prepares grant applications and overseeing these grants as they are awarded.

  8. Works collaboratively with the school media specialists, town departments, businesses and community groups as needed.

  9. Assists with school and community outreach, bringing library resources beyond the building to targeted segments of the population.

  10. Provides customer service,circulation control,and general assistance at public service desks.

  11. Participates in town, NOBLE, state-wide and regional meetings and committees as needed.

  12. Has access to confidential information.

 

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in any subject and a Master's Degree in Library Scienceand

  2. One to two years of professional library experience; or

  3. Any equivalent combination of education and progressively responsible experience, with additional work experience substituting for the required education on a year for year basis

 

Applicant should be able to meet the requirements of the position as outlined in the attached Position Descriptions for Librarian - Children's Services. Applicant should state education, training and experience which he/she feels has provided him/her with the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Applications will be accepted in the following address:

Human Resources Office

16 Lowell Street

Reading, MA 01867

and online at www.readingma.gov.

 

Position will remain open until filled. A full job description is available upon request.  

The Town of Reading is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Executive Director, Nantucket Atheneum, Nantucket, MA

The Executive Director acts as the Chief Executive Officer of the Atheneum and ensures the mission of the Atheneum is realized (outstanding library services, public programming, and preservation of the history and uniqueness of the institution).  The position reports to the Board of Trustees through the Chair.


There are three broad areas of responsibility:

  • Provide leadership through directing and coordinating day-to-day operational 

         management of the Atheneum

  • Provide intellectual leadership within the Atheneum (organization and Board) and in the

        Nantucket community

  • Provide leadership in the external affairs of the Atheneum including fundraising, community 

        relations, and outreach



Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Administration

           A. General

  • Manage the development and implementation of Atheneum goals, objectives, priorities, policies and procedures ensuring that the Board and Strategic Plan goals and objectives are integrated into Atheneum policies and goals.
  • Oversee and direct library operations including public services, current and historic collections management, technology, administration and facilities management.
  • Ensure the delivery of high quality library programs and services to the community.
  • Direct and participate in long-range planning to improve internal functions and delivery of services to the community.
  • Oversee the writing, distribution and filing of annual reports including Atheneum Annual Report and Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners ARIS and State Aid Reports 
  • Oversee the management and safekeeping of Atheneum documents, forms and records.
  • Stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of information management and public library administration.
  • Serve as the representative of the Atheneum to the library consortium known as CLAMS (Cape Libraries Automated Materials Sharing). 



          B. Finance

  • Develop annual operating budget in collaboration with Board Treasurer
  • Expend funds based on approved budget.
  • Ensure accounting/forecasting system is accurate and timely through monthly reports.
  • Maintain complete and accurate financial records.
  • Ensure appropriate corrective action is taken in response to Annual Audit in collaboration with the Board Audit Committee and Finance Committee.



    2. Human Resources

  • Recruit, hire, on-board, train, and annually evaluate library staff based upon well-defined job descriptions and expectations.
  • Manage Leadership Team comprised of department heads who supervise daily staff operations.
  • Ensure appropriate policies and work practices are in place and well understood by the    organization.
  • Recommend annual salary plan and merit increases to the Board. 
  • Participate in continuing education activities and professional organizations and encourage continuing educations for library staff.



  1. Development/Fundraising
  • Work closely with Development Director and Board Development Committee on the process of effective donor management including identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of current and potential donors.
  • Oversee in collaboration with Development Director and Board Development Committee the management of Annual Giving Campaign, Special Events (Turkey Plunge and Dance Festival) and Major Gift Program.
  • Oversee grant proposals and ensure all requirements are met, or exceeded, for any restricted grants and comply with all reporting requirements.
  • Work closely with Development Director and Board Development Committee on the development of strategies for future fundraising initiatives.



  1. Community Relations
  • Advocate for the Atheneum within the organization and in 
  • Engage in active outreach to all relevant stakeholder groups on island and ensure the Atheneum is providing appropriate services and programs to these groups.
  • Maintain good working relationships with all town departments that are relevant to the Atheneum.



  1. Board Relationship
  • Develop a collegial and constructive working relationship with all Board members.
  • Attend all Full Board meetings with written reports on library activities and as required meeting of individual Board Committees.
  • Participate in Board orientation.
  • Participate in Executive Director's annual performance review with Board Chair.



Required Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of public library system administration
  • Public library policies, procedures and standards of service
  • Federal, State and Local regulations governing library operations
  • Current trends in library services, programming and technology
  • Methods for evaluating public library programs, policies and operational requirements.
  • Processes for developing and administering budgets
  • Supervisory principles, practices and methods.
  • Fundraising in competitive non-profit markets
  • Good customer service practices
  • Collaborative management concepts
  • Managing change including board and staff development



Required Skill in:

  • Directing public library operations, programs and services.
  • Ensuring the delivery of quality library programs and services to the community
  • Developing and implementing library goals, objectives, policies and procedures.
  • Responding to and resolving complex issues and complaints involving library related matters and personnel.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with others
  • Developing and administering budgets and monitoring expenditures
  • Problem solving and managing fundraising operations.
  • Supervising, leading and delegating tasks and authority.
  • Advocating for the library and promoting good community relations.
  • Communicating including written, verbal and public presentation skills.
  • Using needed technology including integrated library systems, business software applications, presentation software and the ability to learn the use of new technology.



Education and Experience

  • Master's Degree in Library Science 
  • 5 years of experience in overseeing public library operations



Additional Requirements:

  • Ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time to use computer workstations, including keyboard and visual display terminal.
  • Strength to push or pull a loaded book cart which can weigh in excess of 100 pounds on level floor, to lift or maneuver loads up to 35 pounds onto carts, and to carry cartons of books.
  • Must be able to pay close attention to details and concentrate on work.
  • Sufficient vision or powers of observation to permit employee to read books and patron requests.
  • Sufficient clarity of writing, speech, and hearing or other communication capabilities which permit effective communication.
  • Sufficient manual dexterity which permits the employee to type and record library files.
  • Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes which permits the employee to re-shelve library materials and work at public service desks. 
  • Ability to attend professional development classes that require travel.
  • Ability to work in various library locations or at offsite library outreach events as necessary.
  • Normal office exposure to noise, stress, and interruptions.



Outstanding compensation and benefits program

All inquiries will be treated confidentially 

Please submit resumes to Rloukides@csg-search.com

 

 

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Evening Library Assistant, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA

The Evening Library Assistant oversees the Library Information Desk and other access services operations for the Douglas D. Schumann Library & Learning Commons during the evening hours, including circulation operations, general technology support, and supervision of evening student employees. Reporting to the Head of Access & Organization, the position is part of the Access Services team in the library, and will participate in department projects and activities including Interlibrary Loan, Course Reserves, and Stacks Maintenance.


Duties:

The Evening Library Assistant is responsible for closing the library, oversight of building issues during the evening hours, as well as for consulting with library administration as needed. Special projects and additional duties to support the larger library mission will be assigned. This position will have an altered schedule during summer and school vacation periods.



 Qualifications:

Candidates must have a Bachelor's degree. Experience supervising others, excellent customer service skills, experience in a library setting, comfort in using technology and assisting others with technology.



 Please apply to our online applicant portal at https://jobs.wit.edu/postings/4282.  Wentworth is an AA/EEO employer.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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Systems and User Experience Librarian, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA

The Douglas D. Schumann Library & Learning Commons at the Wentworth Institute of Technology seeks an enthusiastic and collaborative Systems & User Experience Librarian. The position develops and implements technologies and services that enhance the user experience and user access to online library resources and technologies. The Systems & UX Librarian is a tech-savvy professional who reports to the Director of the Library.



Duties include:

  • Relationship building with partners throughout the WIT community to promote Library technology services and to help the library incorporate our services and expertise into teaching and learning
  • Management and development of the library website, including content strategy, information architecture, and a web style/accessibility guide
  • Configuration and support of electronic library resources and services, including statistical reporting and management of workflows for ongoing maintenance of web products and services
  • Overall responsibility for the management of the Technology Sandbox (a makerspace housed in the Library), including supervision of the co-op and work/study students who staff the Sandbox
  • Ongoing assessment of library technology services
  • Participation in library planning and service on library-wide committees, task-forces, and project teams



In addition, the position collaborates closely with the Fenway Library Organization (FLO) consortium and with the Division of Technology Services.



Qualifications:

Candidates must have a Master's degree in Library and Information Science. Alternate educational qualifications may be considered in conjunction with requisite experience.



Please apply at our online applicant portal at https://jobs.wit.edu/postings/4272.  Wentworth is an AA/EEO employer.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

 

About Wentworth Institute of Technology:

Wentworth Institute of Technology is a nationally ranked 4-year university which focuses on an interdisciplinary curriculum that combines rigorous studies with practical learning experiences. Academic programs include engineering, design, architecture, construction management and computer science. Wentworth also grants master's degrees in eight programs, including architecture, engineering, construction management and technology management. For some programs, students can earn their degrees online and in hybrid environments, and library services are expected to be delivered to remote students and faculty at the same level of quality and priority as services which are delivered in-house. The Systems & User Experience Librarian will be expected to function independently, take initiative, and set goals and priorities in a dynamic environment. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 

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Digital Scholarship Center Training Specialist, University at Albany, Albany, NY

The University at Albany Libraries (State University of New York, Albany, NY) seek a dynamic and technology-savvy professional to provide instruction and customer service to the University at Albany academic community in the Digital Scholarship Center, presently known as the Innovate Make Create Center (IMC). The Innovate Make Create Center (IMC) of the University Libraries is a technology-rich environment that provides spaces, technology, workshops, consultation, and technical support to enable students, faculty, and staff to integrate media and technology into their teaching, learning, and research.

 

The IMC seeks a qualified individual who quickly adapts in a technology-driven environment with extensive experience with digital formats including audio and video. The successful candidate will provide online content, group instruction, and individual consultation. The successful candidate must demonstrate highly developed communication skills and the ability to stay abreast of emerging technologies.

 

The work schedule includes some weekday evening hours when classes are in session during the fall and spring semesters. The Training Specialist reports to the Head of the Innovate Make Create Center.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and teach workshops for University students, faculty, and staff on topics related to graphics, audio and video editing, desktop publishing, and data visualization on the Windows and Macintosh platforms
  • Manage the Libraries' iLearn Workshop service including website maintenance, registration, marketing, and assessment
  • Collaborate with librarians, academic faculty, and campus colleagues to provide digital media instruction, services, support, and material that meet academic programs and curricular needs
  • Write instructional materials for publication in print and online
  • Help maintain the IMC website
  • Assist users working in the IMC lab and on personal devices and laptops
  • Conduct equipment transactions and equipment maintenance; advise users on selecting and using recording equipment
  • Supervise and train student assistants
  • Collaborate effectively with diverse campus constituencies and participate in activities that support the University's commitment to inclusive excellence and engagement

 

 

For additional information, including qualification requirements and application instructions: https://albany.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=106876

 

The University at Albany is an EO/AA/IRCA/ADA employer.

 

About the University at Albany:

Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research, and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,900 students in nine schools and colleges across three campuses. Located in Albany, NY, New York State's capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City, and the Adirondacks.

 

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Volunteer Assistant Librarians, Orchard Gardens K-8 Pilot School, Roxbury, MA

The Edna V. Bynoe Library at Orchard Gardens K-8 Pilot School is looking for Assistant Librarians. The school has a student body of almost 1000 children, all of whom visit the beautiful library on a weekly basis. Kids in grades K-3 have scheduled classes, which consist of read-alouds and choosing books. The older kids visit the library with their teachers or on their own. The library is never empty. There is a constant buzz (we're working on making it a quiet buzz) of activity and excitement. Consequently, there are myriad tasks that need to be done, and you will be helping the librarian complete these tasks. 


Responsibilities:

  • Re-shelve books
  • Check books in
  • Check books out
  • Set up book displays


If you would like to take on these responsibilities, you may, but they are not required:

  • Communicate with teachers about resources they need and acquire those resources
  • Engage in reading advisory conversations with students
  • Learn the Polaris system to catalog books



If you have questions or are interested in volunteering, please contact Erica Pastor, Orchard Gardens Librarian, at epastor2@bostonpublicschools.org

 

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Cataloger/Systems Administrator, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA

Louisiana Tech University seeks a motivated professional to join Prescott Memorial Library as the Cataloger/Systems Administrator. This is a 12-month tenure-track faculty appointment, at the rank of Assistant Professor, requiring research and publication, service to the University, the library, and the profession, and continuous professional development as criteria for promotion and tenure. Reporting to the Executive Director of the Library, the Cataloger/Systems Administrator directs and supervises Bibliographic Management Services. This position will be responsible for ensuring the internal consistency and overall quality control of the library's discovery systems. 


Duties and responsibilities of the Cataloger/Department Head:

  • Perform original cataloging/classification of materials in all formats and maintain authority control in the library catalog, using MARC or other appropriate schema
  • Ensure accurate bibliographic records, maintain records of library holdings, and provide annual statistics
  • Establish cataloging policies and procedures 
  • Manage departmental workflow and projects 
  • Oversee government publication processing and catalog access 
  • Manage catalog web links and metadata as needed
  • Supervise a staff of 2 library paraprofessionals
  • Will have the option of providing reference services on occasional weekends


Duties and responsibilities of the LOUIS System Administrator:

  • Serve as liaison to the statewide library consortium (LOUIS)
  • Manage all Workflows modules of the integrated library system (SirsiDynix): maintain the databases; load bibliographic records; run administrative reports; troubleshoot, document, and communicate problems; coordinate and monitor testing and implementation of new releases; attend all LOUIS System Administrator's meetings, inform staff about updates, and provide training 
  • Maintain e-Library link customizations and administer the EBSCO Discovery Service and its use as a link resolver
  • Manage the interlibrary loan document delivery system (ILLIad)
  • Update patron files and IP addresses in EZProxy
  • Work collaboratively with the Backup System Administrator 


Required Qualifications: 

  • ALA accredited Master's Degree in Library/Information Science 
  • Working knowledge of current cataloging and metadata standards, including but not limited to: MARC21, RDA, AACR2, LCSH, LC classification
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience with original cataloging of theses, dissertations, and other materials 
  • Supervisory experience or demonstrated potential 
  • Demonstrated potential to meet tenure requirements


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • 2 or more years of cataloging experience in an academic library, including metadata
  • 2 or more years of supervisory and management experience
  • Experience with automated library systems (preferably SirsiDynix) and bibliographic utilities (OCLC)
  • Knowledge of Superintendent of Documents classification system
  • Familiarity with Workflows, including creation of reports
  • Experience maintaining a local EZProxy 
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and WinScp


Louisiana Tech University is a selective admissions public research university with an enrollment of 12,873 undergraduate and graduate students. The main campus in Ruston, a lovely small town of 22,370 with a growing economy, is conveniently located in the piney hills between the metropolitan areas of Shreveport and Monroe. Prescott Memorial Library has a staff of 22 and holdings of over 3.8 million items. It is a regional federal documents depository, a historical state depository, and a member of Lyrasis, OCLC, and the LOUIS statewide library consortium.  LOUIS is a consortium of public and private college and university libraries in the state of Louisiana that is widely recognized as a model for cost-effective collaboration in higher education.


Rank/Salary:

Competitive starting salary and benefits package. Twelve-month, tenure-track position with appointment to the rank of Assistant Professor. 


Application Instructions:

Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, CV, and the names with contact information of at least three professional references, including mailing addresses, email addresses, and daytime phone numbers. 


Application Review:

Review of CVs will begin March 4, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 


Abigail DeSoto

Chair, Cataloger Search Committee

Prescott Memorial Library 

P.O. Box 10408

Louisiana Tech University 

Ruston, LA 71272

desoto@latech.edu


For more information about the library, consult our website: www.latech.edu/library.

Louisiana Tech University adheres to the equal opportunity provisions of federal and civil rights laws, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability. 

 

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Part Time Children's Library Specialist, Avon Free Public Library, Avon, CT

Do you read kids and teen books? Are you an experienced programmer? Do you love working with children, teens and their families? Are you an MLS student and looking to learn and grow your talents?  If you want you to be part of our professional, dedicated staff please consider applying.  We have an opening for a 25 hour/a week Children's Library Specialist.

 

Position Definition: 

Performs responsible and varied library services in the Children's & Teen Services Department, including assisting children and students in the use of library materials, equipment and resources, and conducting programs for pre-school, elementary and middle school students and young adults.

 

Supervision Received: 

Works under the general supervision of the Children's & Teen Services Manager, who assigns areas of responsibilities, outlines policy and procedures, provides guidance as necessary, and evaluates work in terms of accuracy and effectiveness. Works with a great deal of independence in Children's Services.

Supervision Exercised: 

Provides task supervision to Library Pages and volunteers as assigned.

 

Examples of Essential Job Duties:

  • Assists in the planning, development and implementation of library programs and services for children and young adults, including story hours, library tours, and related events to encourage reading, viewing and listening skills
  • Provides reference and readers advisory services to children, teens and adults
  • Assists children and students in the use of the library's catalogue and reference materials, answers reference questions
  • Locates information or guides children to source materials
  • Assists children and students in use of computer system to locate books and materials, to access Internet and online reference sources.


Salary: 

$24.7126/hr. Sick leave is provided consistent with State of Connecticut Regulations, but there are no other benefits associated with this position.

 

Minimum Qualifications: 

The skills and knowledge required would generally be acquired withan Associate's degree in Library Science, and three years of experience in an educational institution or a public library, or any equivalent combination of experience and training. Prior experience in working in childcare, child development, pre-school or elementary education is desirable.

 

Closing Date: 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Employment Application: https://www.avonct.gov (under job opportunities)


Send Completed Application to: 

Denise Dwyer

Personnel Administrator

60 West Main Street

Avon, CT 06001

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Call for Proposals: ALISE Youth Services Special Interest Group (SIG)

The ALISE Youth Services Special Interest Group (SIG) seeks proposals for original contributions on youth, learning, and information in a global context, including reports of research, theory, pedagogy, or best practices. Selected proposals will be presented at the 2019 ALISE conference being held in Knoxville, TN in September 24-26, 2019. Proposals should address the 2019 conference theme, Exploring Learning in a Global Information Context: https://www.alise.org/alise-2019-conference

The panel may include 3-6 presentations. The session will begin with presentations of each paper (10-20 minutes each depending on the number of selected proposals), followed by an open discussion and Q&A.

The proposals must include:

●  Title of presentation
●  Author information: full name, institutional/organizational affiliation, and email
●  A proposal abstract (approximately 500 words)
The title, author information, and a reference list are not included in the word count.

Please email your proposals to both SIG co-chairs: Dr. Abigail L. Phillips ( abileigh@uwm.edu) and Dr. Kyungwon Koh (kkoh@illinois.edu) by  11:59 pm CST, Feb. 28, 2019.

Acceptance will be notified by March 15, 2019. Presenters are required to register for the ALISE 2019 conference.

Feel free to contact the SIG co-chairs if you have any questions or comments.

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Multiple Positions, Sno-Isle Libraries, Multiple Locations, WA

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

THE APPLICATION PROCESS

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

Applications time out after 30 minutes. It is recommended that you save often, or copy and paste your supplemental question responses from a Word document to ensure no progress is lost.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Circulation Coordinator

Location: Service Center (Marysville)
Pay Range: $22.13 - $30.44 Hourly
Hours per week: 40
Job Requisition: 15911

Closing Date: March 3, 2019

Job Summary

Perform skilled paraprofessional library support services to contribute to the Library District's effective operation.

Essential Functions
Respond to customer and staff questions verbally and in writing regarding the integrated library computer system and Library circulation policies and procedures. Handle complex customer questions, complaints, and issues accurately, diplomatically, and definitively based on experience and knowledge of library computer system and related Library policies and guidelines.

As workload dictates, perform work in any area of Circulation Services, including circulation, processing, receiving and delivery sorting. Representative tasks include using the integrated library computer system to check out and return library materials; to register customers for library cards; update customer information; reserve and fill requests for programming resources, book discussion kits, and equipment. Additionally, sort library materials in the delivery room; perform materials processing tasks, such as preparing materials for circulation and customer use by applying labels and jackets; perform mending and repairs to library materials.

Act as lead worker for Circulation Services staff by providing task direction and basic work training in the absence of the Circulation Manager.

Review damaged materials to determine if fine will be charged to customer based on interpretation of Library guidelines and policies; assign fees using the integrated library computer system. Respond to staff and customer questions regarding damaged materials.

Compile data and reports based on the library computer system and customer registration files. Alert manager to changes, trends, and discrepancies shown through analysis of the data.


Manager of Community Impact

Location: Service Center (Marysville)
Pay Range: $9,602.67 - $13,542.53 Monthly
Hours per week: 40
Job Requisition: 15678

This position will remain open until sufficient qualified applicants are received. To ensure first consideration, please submit your online application by February 24, 2019.

Sno-Isle Libraries seeks a self-motivated professional, innovative thinker, and strong communicator as the Manager of Community Impact. This position will provide leadership and support to subject matter experts and ensure the success of key library service areas by conducting ongoing strategic planning.

The successful candidate will work with the Manager of Community Libraries to guide, evaluate, and evolve Sno-Isle's library services, ensuring that they keep pace with customer needs and align with the library's purpose and strategic priorities.

Job Summary
Guides and coordinates the development, delivery, and evaluation of library services for all audiences, ensuring that they fulfill Sno-Isle Libraries' purpose, address community goals and needs, reach appropriate audiences, and achieve positive results for customers and for communities.

Essential Functions
In partnership with the Manager of Community Libraries, ensure the effective use of library services to benefit customers and address evolving customer needs by evaluating services thoughtfully and objectively, then introducing, modifying, or discontinuing services as needed and in line with the strategic priorities.

Lead a team of subject matter experts responsible for the success of key library service areas by conducting ongoing strategic planning with appropriate staff and/or library managers. Assist teams to support dynamic change of the organization to stay relevant and aware of organizational opportunities.

Manage the coordination and implementation of special projects which may require cross-functional engagement with key staff across the organization, and/or with external customers, ensuring successful project completion deadlines, as appropriate.

Assure organizational strategy is created in a concise and easy-to-communicate way that the organization can seamlessly translate into action. Ensure coordinated and timely flow of information and communication to key constituencies/customers, cultivating an effective and productive customer-service oriented environment.

Provide effective leadership to strengthen the organization by ensuring Lead Librarians' work is planned with colleagues in community libraries, with colleagues in other departments, and in collaboration with each other. Prioritizes work with strongest community impact by supporting Lead Librarians to identify community needs/expectations through library service, defining the intended results, and identifying the appropriate audience.

Establish and maintains effective lines of communication among internal and external groups.

Ensure that appropriate metrics and evaluation tools are being used to demonstrate the effectiveness and impact of library services, programs and projects.

 

Librarian - PERS Eligible

Location: Lynnwood
Pay Range: $5,425.33 - $7,486.27 Monthly
Hours per week: 40
Job Requisition: 15662

Closing Date: February 20, 2019.

Job Summary
This position will focus on system initiatives and committee work, information services, collection maintenance, program and service creation, system level support for smaller community libraries and community engagement-- making connections, developing relationships and providing services to support community organizations and promote the library.

Essential Functions
Provides professional research assistance to customers, either in-person, over the phone, or electronically.

Assists with collection maintenance duties for materials and resources in various formats.

Develops and presents various library programs (educational, early literacy, community interest, or civic engagement and individual customer research or instructional sessions).

Creates and curates online content to meet community needs and interests.

Assists in development and evaluation of library services in line with the strategic focus.

Represent the library to a wide variety of community groups.


Page *Continuous* Job 12201

Pay Range: $15.45 - $21.52 Hourly (15 hrs/wk)

Sno-Isle Libraries is accepting applications for Page positions on a continuous basis. Based on the need for positions or the functionality of this posting, we may suspend or discontinue it at any time.
 
This position may include morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend hours including Sundays. Successful candidate may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on library needs.
 
About the Process:
Please indicate your interest in specific community libraries by selecting them in the application's supplemental questionnaire. Those who are invited to an interview will be contacted by phone. Successful incumbents will be placed in a retained pool and remain there until a position becomes available.
 
Job Summary
The Page II position will perform sorting, shelving, locating, materials movement and library support tasks at a community library to contribute to its effective operation.

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

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

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

Assist with shelf readings as assigned.

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

 

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Health Sciences and Instruction Librarian, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA

The Health Sciences/Instruction Librarian serves as an instructional consultant and liaison to the Exercise and Rehabilitative Sciences, Recreational Therapy, Nursing, Physician Assistant, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Psychology Departments. This position selects appropriate resources to support these disciplines and provides library classroom and individualized instruction. This position also fulfills the duties of the Instruction Librarian and provides research services to students, faculty, administrators, and community members to support teaching, learning, and scholarship.

 

Responsibilities: 

Health Sciences Librarian


  •  Serves as subject specialist to the Departments of Exercise and Rehabilitative Sciences, Recreational Therapy, Nursing, Physician Assistant, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Psychology
  • 
Develops and maintains the library's collection of materials in all formats to support research in the health sciences curriculum
  • 
Designs and presents instructional sessions to assist students in the effective use of library resources

  • Maintains thorough knowledge of health sciences resources
Serves as on-site liaison to both the Physician Assistant and Occupational Therapy faculty at the Harrisville location

 

Instruction Librarian


  • Coordinates general library instruction, including FYRST Seminar sessions
  • 
Coordinates the preparation of general and subject specific research guides and tutorials in all formats

  • Works with the library department faculty to incorporate information literacy services and resources for distance education students

  • Maintains current awareness of distance/distributed education platforms (e.g. D2L) and other distance/distributed education technologies
  • 
Creates online tutorials and guides in collaboration with library department faculty

 

Teaching of Library Based Courses (LIBR)


  • May teach up to 3 credits per academic semester 

  • Maintains assessment data pertaining to courses taught in support of the department assessment process

 

Additional Responsibilities


  • Participates in the research services rotation 

  • Serves on library and university committees

  • Pursues an active and ongoing program of professional development, research, and service appropriate to the current university rank attained

  • Meets other requirements for tenure and promotion as required by the CBA
  • 
Other appropriate responsibilities as assigned that fulfill the mission of the library

 

Qualifications

       Minimum/Required

  • Master's degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited program or international equivalent 
  • Minimum of two years of professional experience in higher education or special libraries
  • Degree or experience relating to the field of health sciences
  • Experience providing reference/research services
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, students, faculty, staff, and general library users
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in multiple formats to diverse audiences
  • Ability to balance multiple projects and set priorities
  • Demonstrated commitment to the education of diverse populations
  • Successful completion of an on-campus interview, including a presentation on a topic to be determined by the search committee

       Preferred

  • Advanced degree in a Health Sciences related field
  • Teaching experience in higher education
  • Teaching experience in the online environment
  • Professional experience in higher education
  • Familiarity with electronic and traditional reference resources and trends in the field of health sciences
  • Experience providing library assistance within the field of health sciences
  • Proven ability to establish successful relationships with faculty and other campus stakeholders to promote library initiatives


Application Instructions

To view the full description and apply, please follow this link. 


Graduate and undergraduate transcripts are required for this position. Applicants may upload either official or unofficial transcripts using the "Transcript" selection under Required Documents.


Official transcripts will be required prior to appointment. Recommended candidates will be required to complete criminal background check, including Act 34 Background Check and Act 151 (Child Abuse) Background Check and Federal Criminal (FBI) clearance prior to appointment. Full consideration will be given to applications received by March 15, 2019.



Slippery Rock University provides an environment that respects, encourages, and promotes the talents and contributions of all. Slippery Rock University values a community with a shared sense of purpose, where people demonstrate mutual respect and appreciation. Slippery Rock University values diversity that honors and includes all persons regardless of age, creed, disability, ethnic heritage, gender, gender identity, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status in academic and extracurricular endeavor, in the working environment, and in the daily life of the university community.

 

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Resource Acquisitions Services Librarian, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN

The Hesburgh Libraries of Notre Dame seeks a Resource Acquisitions Services (RAS) Librarian.  The ideal candidate is a library professional with operational expertise in acquisitions and/or interlibrary loan, who wishes to exercise organizational influence in key library service areas and develop a broader base of functional and management expertise in a Program dedicated to team-based and service-oriented approaches to work.   



Summary:  The RAS Librarian directs a functionally blended staff team within the Interlibrary Loan & Acquisitions (ILLAS) Unit of the Resource Acquisition & Discovery (RAD) Program.  This team focuses on acquiring, receiving and making discoverable and deliverable resources in support of teaching and learning.  This librarian is responsible for efficient and service-oriented acquisitions and interlibrary loan life-cycles.  The Resource Acquisitions Services Librarian is a member of the Library Faculty and RAD leadership team, reporting to the Head of ILLAS.



Responsibilities:  Serves as mentor, coach, and manager, hiring, evaluating, and training all direct reports to ensure competency in acquisitions, copy cataloging, and interlibrary loan borrowing workflows and focuses the team to meet organizational goals by utilizing industry best practices and applying local policies and procedures.  

Collaboratively manages two key service life-cycles:

  • Resource acquisitions for monographic and one-time gift and collection purchases, leveraging various acquisitions strategies, working with private sellers, donors, and vendors, and providing timely discovery of acquired resources via contract and local cataloging and metadata management through available systems.
  • Interlibrary loan borrowing with an eye on efficient approaches towards request intake, queue management, source identification, and timely delivery of loans and articles to patrons via resource receipt and return systems and workflow routines.

Continuously develops a team culture that reflects a clear sense of functional and organizational purpose, service orientation and innovation towards work.

Actively encourages an independent and problem-solving mindset of each team member by communicating organizational context, training in functional lifecycle processes, and developing critical thinking skills.

Manages operations in compliance with fiscal and legal standards of the University.



Knowledge of or interest in learning:

  • Project-based management approaches
  • Personnel management techniques
  • Metrics collection and analytics to drive team service improvements
  • Sound audit trail and business practices
  • Current and emerging resource acquisitions and interlibrary loan strategies
  • Library systems for acquisitions and interlibrary loan
  • Current key systems:  Aleph, ILLiad, Concur, CORAL, OCLC, Rapid
  • Encoding standards, e.g., MARC, BIBFRAME, XML-based standards
  • Content standards, e.g., AACR2, RDA, DC
  • Controlled vocabularies for subjects and names, e.g., LCSH, LC-NAF
  • Foreign language proficiency

 

Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MLS degree from ALA-accredited program or non-U.S. equivalent
  • A minimum of 1-3 years management of acquisitions and/or interlibrary loan borrowing

Preferred qualifications:

  • Interlibrary loan experience

 

Salary and Benefits: 

Appointment salary and rank are competitive, commensurate with experience and qualifications. The Resource Acquisitions Services Librarian is a non-tenure track member of the Library Faculty. The University offers an excellent benefits and annual vacation package.

 

To Apply: 

To view the official posting and apply, please follow this link. 

Review of applications will begin on February 28, 2019 and the application deadline is Monday, March 11, 2019.

Additional information about Hesburgh Libraries can be found on the Libraries' website: http://www.library.nd.edu/about/employment/


For additional information about working at the University of Notre Dame and various benefits available to employees, please visit http://hr.nd.edu/why-nd.  The University of Notre Dame supports the needs of dual career couples and has a Dual Career Assistance Program (http://hr.nd.edu/employment-opportunities/dualcareer/) in place to assist relocating spouses and significant others with their job search.

 

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Library Clerk III: Adult Services Circulation Manager, Brooks Public Library, Brattleboro, VT

Brooks Memorial Library seeks a full-time Library Clerk III in the Adult Circulation Department.

 

General Statement of Duties: Manages the circulation functions of the Library, ensuring effective and efficient library operations and service. Duties involve:

  • Managing and overseeing all aspects of library circulation
  • Scheduling, training and supervising clerical staff and volunteers
  • Including recovery of overdue materials, communication with patrons and the Town Attorney's office
  • Performing para-professional work assisting with reference and reader's advisory services for patrons
  • Participating in the supervisor cohort with librarians and Library Director

 

Supervision Received: Receives supervision and evaluation from the Library Director.

Supervision Exercised: Exercises supervision of volunteer personnel and assigned clerical staff.

 

Illustrative Examples of Work: Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:

  •  Communicates with public, staff, and volunteers to provide professional, efficient, and courteous service at the Library circulation desk.
  •  Manages circulation functions using the integrated library system of the Catamount Library Network. Charges/discharges library materials registers borrowers; and oversees patron record database, safeguarding patron information.
  •  Coordinates and manages the library volunteer program: recruitment, retention, training, acknowledgement, and scheduling. Collects and maintains statistics. Provide written annual reports.
  • Assists patrons with public access computers, online catalog, digital resources, copy machine/scanner, and other technology resources.
  • Manages all aspects of overdues recovery, communicating on a regular basis with patrons, staff, the Town Attorney, and other entities to ensure that materials are returned in a timely manner and in good condition.
  • Assists with activities, programs and functions of Friends of Library, including coordination of books sales.
  • Prepares responses to "Claims Returned" or dismissal of fees requests, as determined by the Library Director.
  • Generates monthly statistics from the library computer system or as requested by the library director or supervisor.

 

Qualifications:

  • Must possess excellent communication and public service skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers and volunteers and to articulate direction in a clear and collegial manner.
  • Ability to communicate tactfully and effectively in unique and sometimes stressful situations; to follow complex oral and written instructions; and to exercise sound judgement independently in decision making and problem solving.
  • Fundamental knowledge of library systems, policies and procedures required.
  • Computer competency with office-related software, proficiency with the circulation functions of the Integrated Library System, and devices.
  • Aptitude with reference and research techniques and familiarity with digital library resources and local resources.
  • Flexibility, time management and capacity to prioritize tasks.

 

Requirements: Must have a Bachelor's degree in any field and experience of at least six months of library experience which has included duties other than those considered to be strictly clerical.

 

Schedule: 37.5 hours per week; 1 evening per week, rotating Saturdays (every third).

Salary: $18.50/hour



To Apply: 

Send applications to Brattleboro Town Manager, Attn: Library HR, 230 Main St. #208 Brattleboro VT 05301, or by e-mail to: tmsecretary@brattleboro.org. Must be received by 5:00pm on Friday, March 8, 2019.

Interviews to be held in March with a start date in early April or sooner. The application and a full job description may be found on the Town website at www.brattleboro.org.



The Town of Brattleboro is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ applicants, and people from other underrepresented groups to apply, recognizing and respecting that diverse perspectives and experiences are valuable to our team and essential to our public service.

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Part-Time Library Associate - Children's Department, Fairfield Public Library, Fairfield, CT

Fairfield Public Library in Fairfield, CT is seeking an energetic part-time associate to work in our Children's Department.   


The successful candidate is energetic, knowledgeable with respect to libraries, children's literature, familiar with computers, and technology in general.  Applicants must possess strong communication and customer service skills.   

Candidates should have experience or strong interest in working with children and their caregivers.  Duties include, but are not limited to:  

  • Staffing the Children's Department Information Desk and responding to questions
  • Locating materials
  • Assisting with the creation of program materials and displays
  • Organizing and general clean up of public area
  • Shelving

 

Candidates must hold a Bachelor's Degree.  

 

Salary: $19.45/hour.  MLS $27.59/hour.  

Schedule: Afternoon, Evening and Weekend shifts available.


To Apply:

If you are interested, please email your resume and cover letter to Children's Department, Fairfield Public Library, 1080 Old Post Road, Fairfield CT 06824 attention Tamara Lyhne, Head of Children's Services tlyhne@fplct.org.  Open until filled. 

 

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Reference Librarian, Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston-Salem, NC

The Professional Center Library of Wake Forest University School of Law is delighted to announce an opening for a Reference Librarian. We are seeking a librarian to join our fast-paced, collaborative and service-oriented team. We are particularly interested in building a candidate pool including librarians from traditionally underrepresented groups. If you have any questions, please email Dean Christopher Knott (knottca@wfu.edu) or Kate Irwin-Smiler (irwinsc@wfu.edu).

 

Description

The Wake Forest University School of Law's Professional Center Library is seeking a Law Reference Librarian with a strong service orientation and commitment to teaching. This person will teach research in the Law School's first-year Legal Analysis, Writing and Research courses, serve as a faculty liaison to an active, research-oriented faculty, and participate in collection development. Reference Librarians participate in all facets of the Law School's intellectual life and governance activities. This is a full-time position and reports to the Associate Dean for Information Services. 

 

Responsibilities: 

The successful candidate will be expected to provide:

  • Reference services, research assistance, and library instruction to all users of the library
  • Instructional sessions to groups and classes 
  • Contributions to the preparation and updating of library research guides, bibliographies, webpages and other outreach services

This person may teach an upper-level research course and may also train and supervise student assistants. Participation in professional activities is expected.

 

Required: 

J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school, and MLS/MLIS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program or foreign equivalents of either or both. Knowledge of print and electronic information resources; strong commitment to public service and user satisfaction; excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

Preferred:

Prior academic law library work experience and prior teaching experience preferred, but not required. Knowledge of or ability to learn emerging technologies, especially electronic information access.  Creativity and adaptability in handling multiple, simultaneous demands.


Salary and Benefits:

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.


To Apply:

For complete details and to apply, go to https://hr.wfu.edu/careers/ or call (336) 758-4700. The completion of an online Wake Forest University application is required for this position.  

The position is available immediately.

Applications will be accepted immediately and until the position is filled; however, applications submitted by March 1, 2019 will receive priority consideration.


About Wake Forest University 

Wake Forest University, formed in 1834, has experienced decades of growth and innovation.  WFU is a distinctive university that combines a liberal arts core with graduate and professional schools and innovative research programs.  The University embraces the teacher-scholar ideal, which prizes the personal interaction between students and faculty.  It is a place where exceptional teaching, fundamental research and discovery, and the engagement of faculty and students in the classroom and the laboratory are paramount.


Wake Forest University seeks the enlightenment and freedom which come through diligent study and learning. Its higher goal, however, is to give life to the University motto "Pro Humanitate," as members translate a passion for knowledge into compassionate service. Its collective strength and character are derived from the values and distinctive experiences of each individual; therefore, it affirms the richness of human intellect and culture and its contribution to knowledge, faith, reason, and dialogue. Furthermore, it strives toward a society in which good will, respect, and equality prevail. To that end, Wake Forest University rejects hatred and bigotry in any form and promotes justice, honor, and mutual trust.


The Law School enrolls approximately 500 JD students and roughly 50 foreign trained attorneys in various programs (LL.M, S.J.D. and exchanges), as well as nearly 100 students in a Masters of Studies in Law and enrollees in graduate certificate programs. The University enrolls about 4,846 undergraduates and 2,823 students in graduate programs at its principal location, the Reynolda campus. Wake Forest employs approximately 2,772 full and part-time faculty and staff. Travel + Leisure Magazine picked Wake Forest University as the most beautiful campus in the state in 2017 and the college regularly appears on national lists of the most beautiful college campuses.


Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Wake Forest is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, a beautiful, mid-sized city centrally located in the Piedmont-Triad region of North Carolina.  Winston-Salem is a family-friendly city with high quality schools, numerous outdoor recreational activities and events, and is known for its vibrant and thriving arts scene. Winston-Salem residents enjoy close proximity to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains (1.5 hours) and Atlantic beaches (4 hours), a moderate climate with four distinct seasons, a very reasonable cost of living, and an eclectic variety of restaurants, wine bars, and breweries for dining with friends and family.  Winston-Salem offers many of the amenities of a large city but with the sense of community and quality of life of a smaller town.

 

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(MCCC, Non-Benefited) Librarian, Holyoke Community College, Holyoke, MA

Holyoke Community College: the opportunities you want; the future you're looking for.


For over 65 years, Holyoke Community College has been a gateway to quality education and career advancement. Seeking to realize their dreams and aspirations, more than 100,000 students have come through the open doors of the College. HCC offers over 100 different academic options.


The Commonwealth's oldest community college, Holyoke Community College serves more than 10,000 students annually in credit and noncredit programs and courses. The college has the highest transfer rate of any community college statewide, holding articulation agreements with more than 27 colleges and universities. Recognized for its Honors Program, distance learning curriculum, learning communities, and service to students, HCC also offers business development opportunities through the Kittredge Center for Business and Workforce Development.


Job Description:

Provide reference services and information literacy instruction in conjunction with other professional librarians.

Duties:

  1. Provides reference support for students and faculty using print and online resources.
  2. Develops information literacy materials and teaches library classes/workshops.
  3. Participates in collection development responsibilities.
  4. Performs other duties as assigned.


Requirements:

Required Qualifications: Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school; professional experience in reference and instruction; excellent oral and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills; the ability to work effectively with a diverse community.

Preferred Qualifications:  Ability to work three shifts a week with an 8:00 a.m. start time.


Equivalency Statement:  Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position.


Compensation:  $28.29/hr., non-benefited.

Hours: 12-15 hours per week

Start Date:  March, 2019

End Date: May 31, 2019

Funding: Trust


Additional Information:

Holyoke Community College is committed to excellence and opportunity through diversity in education and employment. Holyoke Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, maternity leave, and national origin, in its education programs or employment.

  • All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. HCC is not sponsoring H1B Visa. 
  • Pre-Employment Background check, including Criminal History will be conducted for all positions.


Application Instructions:

Applicants interested in applying MUST submit the following documents via online:

  • Resume/CV
  • Letter of Interest (Cover Letter) and
  • List of references with names, addresses, & telephone numbers of three professional references


Deadline:  Screening will begin will applications received by February 28, 2019.  Additional applications may be considered until position is filled.

 

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Part-Time Children's Librarian, Wellesley Free Library, Wellesley, MA

The Wellesley Free Library is seeking a fun, flexible, and fearless part-time (16 hours/week) Children's Librarian to provide high quality libraryservice to children, young teens, parents, teachers,and caregivers.  


Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the Children's Services Supervisor, duties will include:

  • Reference desk service
  • Extensive reader advisory
  • The children's materials selection
  • Developing/implementing STEM, early literacy, outreach and enrichment programs for children from birth through grade 8.  

Saturday and evening hours required.

 

The hourly rate is $26.71 and the position is not benefit eligible. 

 

Requires: 

  • MLS
  • One to three years of reference experience
  • In-depth knowledge of collection development
  • Demonstrated knowledge of effective children's services techniques
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Excellent computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, e-mail, Internet searches 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.govby  March 3, 2019. AA/EOE

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Library Conservator, Brown University, Providence, RI

Brown University Library is seeking a collaborative and proactive Conservator to join the Preservation Department in support of its mission to maintain, conserve and preserve access to collections.  The Conservator assesses, treats, documents and manages the conservation of a wide range of paper-based materials, including rare printed items, manuscripts, and cartographic materials. The scope of activities includes book and manuscript treatment, exhibition and loan support, staff training, documentation, disaster response, environmental monitoring and aiding in preservation collection assessments.

 

The Conservator is responsible for partnering with Library staff to ensure the stability of materials used in teaching, research, and exhibitions and contributes to related projects.  

The Conservator represents the Brown University Library in regional, national and international initiatives and reports to the Head of Preservation, Conservation and the Library Annex.

 

Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and formal training in book conservation at the graduate level, or equivalent combination of apprenticeship, advanced courses, internships and experience
  • MLS or equivalent degree preferred
  • Minimum of five years of experience in conservation work
  • Excellence in performing complex conservation treatments on a broad range of library and archival materials as demonstrated through a portfolio
  • Demonstrated record of managing and designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion 
  • Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment 
  • Knowledge of the history of book and paper making, bookbinding techniques, and the history and manufacture of other library materials; and the nature and causes of book and paper deterioration
  • Knowledge of and adherence to professional ethical practice in conservation
  • Working knowledge of chemistry as it applies to library materials
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal and organizational skills including demonstrated ability to prepare reports and procedural documentation
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, access and inclusion

 

Candidates please note: all offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown.


To Apply:

Please visit Brown University's career opportunities website at: https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/staff-careers-brown/jobsand reference REQ141229. Complete an application online, attach documents, and submit for immediate consideration. Documents should include cover letter, resume, and the names, phone numbers, 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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Continuing Resources Metadata and Catalog Librarian, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

The Continuing Resources Metadata and Catalog Librarian performs original and derived cataloging, including Library of Congress classification and subject analysis for electronic/print serials (journals), online databases, and electronic resources.

The librarian would participate in the development of emerging metadata ontologies, including BIBFRAME, RDF, schema.org, and other linked-data and semantic web applications. The librarian would serve as the library's leader in contributing to the Cooperative Online Serials Program (CONSER) of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC).

 

Qualifications

One who applies to this position should have reading knowledge of at least one European language, demonstrated interest in technical services and serials library issues on the regional, national, and international level. Also, they should have knowledge of cataloging and classification principles and rules, knowledge and skills in applying cataloging and classification standards, and demonstrated potential for leadership.

 

About the Position

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

 

About BYU

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

 

To view the complete job announcement and to apply, go to:

https://hrms.byu.edu/psc/ps/PUBLIC/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Employee&SiteId=70&JobOpeningId=78750&PostingSeq=1

                                                                                                                                                  

Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2019.

 

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Graduate Studies Librarian/Assistant Professor, Mississippi University for Women, Columbus, MS

Mississippi University for Women's (MUW) Fant Memorial Library is inviting applications for the newly created Graduate Studies Librarian / Assistant Professor position to serve the research and information needs of graduate faculty and students, and to serve as liaison to the Health and Social Sciences departments. This position demands commitment to patron services, a diverse student body, and an ability to flourish in a small university community. 


Located in historic Columbus, MS, MUW has been voted a Great College to Work for by The Chronicle of Higher Education four years running and is classified as a Master's Colleges & Universities: Small Programs. With a 14:1 faculty-to-student ratio and a diverse student population with an FTE of 2400, we are a public university with a focus on excellent teaching and a personalized educational experience. Our newly renovated library has become the heart of campus since our grand opening in October 2017, and we are constantly looking for new ways to serve our diverse and vibrant community.  



To view the full position and apply, please follow this link.  

Please contact Amanda Clay Powers at acpowers@muw.edu with any questions.

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

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

 

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



Specific Duties:

Excellent opportunity to contribute toward the daily public services operations and generally support a special collections department.

  • Staffs the Reading Room for two hours per week, serving as the public face of Baker Library Special Collections, assisting users, answering questions, and ensuring the safety and security of collections.
  • Provides reference services for remote researchers by answering basic questions as assigned by Public Services staff and conducting research in holdings.
  • Locates, retrieves and re-shelves collection materials from secure stacks.
  • Processes collection duplication requests.
  • Supports public services team projects.
  • Performs routine clerical tasks and other duties as assigned.
  • May assist with stacks management projects, including barcoding, shelf reads, and inventories on a limited basis.

 

Requirements:

  • Library experience and/or customer service experience.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to multi-task and to complete work in a timely manner.
  • Sensitivity to proper care and handling of special collections materials.



Schedule: 

Available immediately, this is a 14 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 graduate students.

 

Salary: $18.00/hour



Please submit a cover letter and resume to apply to:

Melissa Murphy

Baker Library Special Collections

Baker Library | Bloomberg Center

Harvard Business School

Soldiers Field

Boston, MA 02163

mmurphy@hbs.edu

 

No phone calls please

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Library Science Research Fellowship, U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory (USAARL), Fort Rucker, AL

The U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory (USAARL) aims to provide medical research in the military operations environment to sustain the warfighter's performance by delivering medical research and developing, testing, and evaluating solutions to air and ground warriors. USAARL conducts medical research to develop and provide the biomedical basis for countermeasures that prevent and mitigate warrior injury.

 

An ORISE Library Science research opportunity is available with USAARL in Fort Rucker, AL. The participant will gain technical skills and professional development by assisting USAARL Research Librarian with research-relevant literature searches; cataloging of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and aerospace medicine texts; technical document collection maintenance and development; etc. The participant would have the opportunity to learn military medical and research librarian skills, and expand their knowledge of library sciences in research fields relevant to USAARL, U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command, and U.S. Army Medical Command.

 

For more information about USAARL, please visit https://www.usaarl.army.mil/.

 

Appointment Length

This research appointment is a twelve-month research opportunity, the appointment may be renewed for four additional one-year terms.  USAARL would like to have the selected participant start in May/June 2019.

 

Participant Benefits

Participants will receive a stipend to be determined by USAARL. Stipends are typically based on the participant's academic standing, discipline, experience, and research facility location. Other benefits may include the following:

  • Health Insurance Supplement. Participants are eligible to purchase health insurance through ORISE.
  • Relocation Allowance
  • Training and Travel Allowance

 

Nature of Appointment

The participant will not enter into an employee/employer relationship with ORISE, ORAU, DOD, or any other office or agency. Instead, the participant will be affiliated with ORISE for the administration of the appointment through the ORISE appointment letter and Terms of Appointment.

 

Qualifications

  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • A Bachelor's Degree in library sciences or a science-related degree with library experience in cataloging, database administration, library technical services, etc.

 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Citizenship: U.S. Citizen Only
  • Degree: Bachelor's Degree received within the last 60 months or currently pursuing.
  • Overall GPA: 2.50
  • Discipline(s):
    • Other ()
    • Social and Behavioral Sciences (36 )

 

Reference Code: AARL-8371701925

 

Application Deadline: 4/30/2019 3:00:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

 

How to Apply

To view the full description and apply, please follow this link.

Components of the online application are as follows:

  • Profile Information
  • Educational and Employment History
  • Essay Questions (goals, experiences, and skills relevant to the opportunity)
  • Resume (PDF)
  • Transcripts/Academic Records
  • References

Submitted documents must have all social security numbers, student identification numbers, and/or dates of birth removed (blanked out, blackened out, made illegible, etc.) prior to uploading into the application system.

 

If you have questions, send an email to ARMY-MRMC@ORISE.ORAU.GOV. Please list the reference code of this opportunity in the subject line of the email.

 

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Collection Intern, EcoTarium, Worcester, MA

The EcoTarium is a unique indoor-outdoor museum in Worcester, MA, with a mission toinspire a passion for science and nature. Founded in 1825 (as the Worcester Lyceum of Natural History), the EcoTarium is the second oldest natural history organization in the United States.  Our archives are extensive, comprehensive, and very disorganized.

 

In preparation for our 200thanniversary in 2025, we are getting a handle on our institutional history, and we need help getting organized.  This project will give our intern experience with primary source research, information management, and archival methods, including use of the industry-standard PastPerfect collection registration database.

 

Qualifications: 

Relevant experience and expertise would include a background and/or interest in history, archives, or library science. 

 

Department: 

Archives Collection

 

Effective Date: 

Summer break

 

Reports to: 

Martin Christiansen, Collections Specialist

 

Instructions: 

The internship would take place during the summer, with a commitment of 1-2 weekdays per week. Please send a resume and a one page cover letter, including why you are interested in this position, what your future career objectives are, and what you hope to learn through your internship to Martin Christiansen, Collections Specialist, at mchristiansen@ecotarium.org.

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Call for Applications: The James M. Matarazzo Student Stipend Award

SLA New England is pleased to announce the James M. Matarazzo Student Stipend Award in the amount of $1,250, available to a current MLIS student in the New England area to attend the 2019 SLA Conference, held in Cleveland, OH. 

 

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

 

Why attend the SLA Annual Conference? 

● Networking opportunities - share your experiences and learn from other information professionals. 

● Over 200 events, including educational programs, networking events, receptions, and tours. 

● The latest technologies from leading industry partners, all under one roof in the INFO-EXPO Hall. 

 

 

James M. Matarazzo Student Stipend Award Criteria 

 

 Qualifications 

● Be currently enrolled as a degree candidate at an ALA-accredited academic program in Library and Information Science. 

● Be a member of SLA - award may go to covering student membership fee if not already a current member. 

● Be a first time attendee of a SLA conference. 

 

Application Process

Submit a document containing the following information/elements: 

● Full name 

● Academic affiliation: Institution and Program 

● Start date of program; number of semesters and courses completed as of December 2018; and anticipated date of graduation 

● Contact information, including mailing address, telephone, and email 

● Other SLA division awards, if any, for which you are applying 

● An essay of no more than 1 page (see details below), double-spaced 

● Current resume 

 

Essay Description

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

 

Deadline for Application Submission 

Friday, March 29, 2019. 

 

Application Submission

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

 

Post Award 

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

 

Notification and Award Distribution

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

 

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Volunteer Projects, Medical Library at Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital, Brockton, MA

Objective: Set up methods to pull journal usage statistics from several sources (directly from each publisher as well as EBSCO's Full Text Finder, EBSCO's nursing database CINAHL, and the government database PubMed) and to aggregate the data, noting changes in publishers.  


Schedule: Start date, workdays, and hours negotiable during 9-5:30.


Accessible by public transportation.


For those interested: Contact Catherine Moore, Librarian: 508-941-7208/catherinemoore@signature-healthcare.org

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Objective: Help in de-accessioning and disposal of  approximately 48 feet of medical books and  384 feet of journals due to a planned move to a smaller space in a new building.   


Schedule: Start date, workdays, and hours negotiable during 9-5:30.


Accessible by public transportation.


For those interested: Contact Catherine Moore, Librarian:  508-941-7208/catherinemoore@signature-healthcare.org

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

Do you enjoy working with children and parents?

Do you want to be an important part of a dynamic professional team

in a beautiful, newly renovated library?

Would you like to work in a community that embraces its library as a space for everyone?

If so, Hopkinton is the vibrant growing community for you!

 

The Town of Hopkinton is seeking a full-time Children's Librarian to provide exceptional customer service in our busy public library serving an expanding, dynamic town. We're looking for a community- focused, creative professional who will work closely with the library team to keep the children's department growing and innovating. Come to Hopkinton and work with talented and enthusiastic colleagues; connect with and serve a supportive, highly engaged community; see an established and successful department through new and exciting changes and challenges; and enjoy each day spent in a big, beautiful, brand-new Children's Room in a recently renovated and expanded building!



The Children's Librarian works with library patrons from birth through approximately age 12 and their family members or guardians, maintains a welcoming Children's Room with activities and up-to-date resources, and organizes and coordinates a variety of programs and services to promote reading and enhance the lives of young library users. The Children's Librarian ensures that all children of Hopkinton are well-serviced by a vibrant library space and a wide range of resources, activities, and other offerings that respond to community needs and promote reading, literacy, research, curiosity, well-being, etc.

 


Qualifications

  • Equivalent to Master's degree in library and information science or related field from an American Library Association accredited program with at least 2 - 4 years progressively responsible library experience. Two years public library and/or Children's experience Preferred.
  • Knowledge of public library practices and procedures; children's literature and children's reading programs and activities; child development; library technologies and common software applications; working knowledge of the laws, regulations, and departmental policies pertaining to library services.
  • Ability to be creative and use imagination; read aloud; plan and direct craft and other activities; supervise assistants and volunteers.
  • Ability to establish good rapport with children and parents/guardians; pay attention to accuracy; work with frequent interruptions in a busy environment; maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, other organizations, and the public.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing; handle multiple tasks, determine priorities, and meet deadlines; maintain accurate and detailed records; recognize library priorities and work cooperatively and collaboratively to support their accomplishment.
  • Skills: Organizational/planning, writing, interpersonal/collaborative communication, leadership, resourcefulness, and discretion; computer skills that encompass effective use of word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, email, social media, internet browser, and library software.

 

Hours: 42.5 hours per week includes ½ hour unpaid meal period daily. Schedule to be determined with successful candidate.

Hiring Range: $27.85 - $30.64 per hour, depending on qualifications.

 

Internal/External Applicants:

To be considered for this vacancy, please submit the required Application for Employment to hr@hopkintonma.gov no later than 4:30 PM, Wednesday, March 6, 2019. You can find the application, as well as a full job description, as attachments to the job posting at this URL: https://groups.google.com/a/hopkintonma.gov/forum/#!topic/jobs/Kg4GP4E7KgI.

You may also include a cover letter and resume; however, the Application for Employment is required. Applications will also be accepted via walk-in or mail at: Town Hall, Human Resources Department, 18 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA  01748.



The Town of Hopkinton is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity.

 

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Book Presentation: Infodiversity of the Internet: Freedoms, Threats and Information Policies for Development

The General Coordination of Postgraduate Studies, the Institute of Library Research and Information Science, and the Postgraduate Program in Library and Information Studies at the National Autonomous University of Mexico are pleased to invite you to the presentation of the book belonging the postgraduate collection. 

Infodiversity of the Internet: Freedoms, Threats and Information Policies for Development

By: Jonathan Hernández Pérez

Presented by: 
Estela Morales Campos. IIBI researcher, UNAM 
Juan José Calva González. Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Library and Information Studies, UNAM. 
Moderator: Egbert Sánchez Vanderkast. IIBI researcher. 

The event will take place on February 20th at 4pm, in the Seminar Room 1 IIBI, located in Tower II of Humanities, 13th floor inside s / n Mx Circuit, Cd. Universitaria, CP 04510, Coyoacan, Cd..

 

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(2) Instruction and Research Support Librarians, Bunker Hill Community College, Boston, MA

About Bunker Hill Community College

Bunker Hill Community College is the largest community college in Massachusetts, serving more than 14,000 students each semester across all modes of instruction. Ranked among the 25 fastest growing public two-year colleges in the United States, BHCC is a multi-campus institution with vibrant, urban campuses in Boston, MA, in nearby Chelsea, MA, and at three satellite locations within the Greater Boston area. BHCC is part of the Massachusetts public higher education system, which includes 15 community colleges.

BHCC offers 103 certificate and degree programs that prepare students to enter four-year institutions or to enter the workforce prepared for better and more highly skilled jobs. Sixty-seven percent of students are people of color and more than fifty percent are women.

Bunker Hill Community College BHCC is nationally recognized as a Leader College by Achieving the Dream and is one of four colleges awarded the National Gates Foundation Achieving the Dream Catalyst grant.

 

College Goals

BHCC is a progressive institution guided by five goals: to Foster Student Success, Strengthen Career, Transfer and Workforce Readiness, Advance Diversity, Inclusion and Equity and Develop the College's Infrastructure. The College is committed to a learning community teaching/learning environment and, as an Achieving the Dream institution, is focused on data-driven student success.



Living in Boston

Boston prides itself on being one of the most livable cities in America with twenty-one diverse neighborhoods offering exceptional medical facilities, vibrant neighborhood business districts, museums, galleries and an extensive network of parks and outdoor recreational areas. Unemployment consistently tracks lower than the national average and job growth in 2014 and 2015 were ahead of projections. Eighty-plus colleges and a quarter of a million college students in the area make Boston one of the country's "youngest major metropolis," according to Boston magazine. Suburbs outside of Boston offer affordable housing options with easy access to public transportation.



Job Description

Bunker Hill Community College seeks a self-motivated, service oriented, full-time Librarian to work as part of the Library Services team serving students, faculty, staff and community users. This position will have a particular focus on information literacy instruction, research support, and faculty collaboration.  This position will also contribute regularly to overall library operations including circulation/reserves, reference, and collection development.  Duties and responsibilities include working with all library collections both physical and digital, designing and implementing instruction, and day-to-day oversight of the Library. The schedule will vary to meet the needs of the Library & Learning Commons. The successful candidate must enjoy working with our diverse library users and library staff.



Position Description

  • Provide library service and bibliographic instruction that supports student success in both the library and online environments
  • Work as part of a team at the circulation/lending/inter-library loan and reference assistance service points in the Library in support of student success
  • Provide instructional services to students, faculty, staff, and community patrons in the form of information literacy workshops and one-on-one consultations 
  • Work as part of a team to develop and offer innovative methods of instruction in information literacy in support of student success
  • Provide professional library services to community college students, faculty and staff and assist them in the use of the library's print and online resources
  • Provide onsite and virtual reference services and assist students in the use of student computers and printers
  • Compile reference and instruction statistics and reports as needed
  • Create and maintain library displays and exhibits in collaboration with the College and Cultural Event Planning Department
  • Serve as faculty liaison to the English Department
  • Assist in collection development activities including materials selection, collection assessment, and weeding
  • Serve as a backup in the absence of other librarians and assist with circulation functions as needed
  • Work evenings and weekend rotations as necessary
  • Will work two days per week at the Chelsea satellite campus


Requirements

  • Master's degree in Library and/or Information Science (M.L.I.S. or M.L.S.) or closely related field from an accredited program;
  • At least two years of experience including reference service and bibliographic instruction in an academic library, preferably in a community college setting;
  • Proven ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff and student population;
  • Knowledge of library database searching, the research process, principles of active learning as applied to information literacy, and information literacy frameworks;
  • Strong commitment to information literacy instruction, and demonstrated aptitude for teaching in multiple formats in support of students with differing levels of academic preparation, and varying physical and learning abilities;
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in an ethnically and culturally diverse environment;
  • Familiarity with the types of digital content and online services currently in use in libraries;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in using LibGuides and Microsoft Office applications;
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively to achieve common goals;
  • Ability to work evenings and weekend rotation as necessary

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bilingual
  • Background in English composition or literature


Additional Information

Salary Range: $54,956.00-$60,000.00.   Actual Salary Will Be Commensurate With Education & Experience In Accordance With MCCC/MTA Collective Bargaining Agreement. Full State Benefits. 

Grade 5, Unit Professional position

Review Date: To Ensure Consideration, Application Materials Must Be Received By March 7, 2019.


Application Instructions

Submit cover letter addressing the Required Qualifications, resume, copies of your transcripts and contact information for 3 references through the online application at: https://bhcc.interviewexchange.com. 

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Adult Services Librarian, Simsbury Public Library, Simsbury, CT

Are you an enthusiastic, tech savvy, self-directed librarian who is a curious learner with a sense of humor and excellent customer service and engagement skills? This position may be for you. 

 

Simsbury Public Library is looking for team members to help meet the information needs of the community, support our Innovators' Workshop and promote the Library, its programs and services through a variety of means including participation at outreach events. 

 

 

Position Description and Job Functions

  • Greets Library users and offers assistance 
  • Provides reference and reader's advisory guidance to adults and teens, as well as to children, as needed 
  • Assures the confidentiality of library use and library patron accounts 
  • Performs opening and closing procedures in the Adult Services Department 
  • Assists and instructs community members in using Library services, equipment, technology and facilities, both one-on-one and in group settings 
  • Assists in providing interlibrary loan and resource sharing services 
  • Assists with use of personal technology devices 
  • Recommends or selects material, both print and non-print, for acquisition and withdrawal 
  • Troubleshoots Library equipment and technology including AV, PCs, printers, copiers, scanners 
  • Collaborates with all Library departments and staff in order to provide the best possible service for the community

 

Required Minimum Qualifications

Master's Degree in Library Science. Proficiency in reference services and with Library automation, personal computers, software applications, tablets, android and smart phones, as well as social media.  Strong customer service skills essential.  Previous experience desirable. 

 

 

Schedule: 4-16 hours/week with an evening and weekend rotation and occasional weekday hours. 

Salary: $28.16/hour. 

Apply at www.simsbury-ct.gov/jobs. Applications close February 19, 2019.  

 

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

Don't miss out on this opportunity to practice librarianship in this highly desirable location:  Newport, Rhode Island. The U.S. Naval War College (NWC) Library is hiring! The NWC Library invites applications for a newly created position as Copyright Librarian in the Circulation Department. 

 

Named in honor of Rear Admiral Henry Effingham Eccles, the Library recently adopted a Learning Commons model with the completion of a new, state-of-the-art, 86,000 square foot facility that brings together under one roof the Library, Writing Center, Information Resources Department (IT), Dean of Students, Café, and Bookstore.  

 

The Copyright Librarian serves as a knowledgeable and service-oriented licensing and copyright professional who leads the copyright program for the NWC.  This includes performing a variety of functions and processes that relate to the implementation of copyright policy, formulation of procedures, licensing negotiation, workflows, and obtaining copyright permissions for all forms of published and unpublished materials requested by all NWC faculty and staff.

 

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

 

See the USAJOBS announcement for requirements.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled; primary consideration will be given to those received by February 19, 2019.   

 

Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience; position includes a full federal benefits package. 

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Data Services Librarian, Clemson University, Clemson, SC

Clemson University Libraries seek an entrepreneurial librarian to lead the Libraries data management initiatives. The Data Services Librarian will develop and provide services that support faculty, researchers, and students in the discovery, use, preservation, and visualization of data. The Data Services librarian will coordinate and teach instruction sessions and programming related to research data management and provide consultations for researchers in collaboration with subject librarians. This is a 12-month tenure track Faculty position and works under the direction of the Head of Library Technology. 

 

Responsibilities

Data & Research Services

  • Provide support and instruction in data management tools and techniques required by faculty, researchers, and students to find, describe, preserve, and visualize data.
  • Assists researchers with the review of data management plans and development of grant proposals.
  • Analyzes and assesses campus data management needs, current initiatives, and future directions.
  • Develops and implements plan for the Libraries to provide and sustain data services for the University community.
  • Works collaboratively across the Libraries to support various initiatives including Open Access, Open Educational Resources, and digital initiatives.
  • Develops partnerships and works in collaboration with campus offices that provide research data services to support the University's research mission.
  • Engages in professional development such as attending conferences, workshops, and webinars related to job functions.
  • Develops a focused program of high quality research and creative accomplishments, consistent with professional responsibilities and the Libraries' mission and goals. 

Instruction & Outreach

  • Designs and teaches data management instruction sessions, workshops, and programs; creates instructional materials and research guides in a variety of formats.
  • Participates in outreach to promote library resources and services. 

Service

  • Actively participates and demonstrates leadership in professional responsibilities that serve the Libraries, University, profession, and community. 

 

Qualifications

  • An ALA-accredited graduate degree in librarianship or other relevant graduate degree as deemed appropriate by the Libraries 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of data management practices, data curation practices, and preservation principles and practices 
  • Understanding of the research life-cycle as demonstrated by education or work experience 
  • Effective interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills 
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment 
  • Experience or demonstrated potential supporting researchers with data services, including review of data management plans, data discovery, and data storage
  • Familiarity working with common funding agency requirements, such as NSF, USDA, NEH, NIH
  • Familiarity with software used for statistical and/or qualitative analysis and data visualization
  • Demonstrated understanding of the value of diversity and inclusion in the workplace 

 

Application Instructions

To view the full job description, please follow this link. 

To apply, enter http://apply.interfolio.com/60004 in your search bar. 

All application materials must be submitted through Interfolio for consideration. Please submit a cover letter, professional curriculum vitae, and three (3) reference contacts. Review of materials will begin immediately. 

This is a 12-month tenure track Faculty position and works under the direction of the Head of Library Technology. 

Review of materials will begin immediately. Applications received by March 1, 2019will be guaranteed consideration. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. 

 

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Call for Participation: Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA) 2020

LIDA is coming home to Dubrovnik! Celebrating their 20th anniversary, Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA; http://lida.ffos.hr/) has issued a call for participation for their 2020 conference, which will take place from May 19-22, 2020 at the Inter-University Centre in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

 

LIDA addresses changing and challenging environments for libraries and other information institutions in the digital world. LIDA is an international biennial conference that brings together researchers, educators, students, practitioners, and developers from all over the world in a forum for personal exchanges, discussion, and learning in a beautiful setting. The 2020 theme is "Reshaping Identity in the Digital Age: People, Libraries, Data, Technology & Ethics." LIDA welcomes papers, panels, workshops, and posters that address this topic.

 

More details can be found in the official Call for Participation: http://lida.ffos.hr/datoteke/2020/LIDA_2020_CfP_long.pdf

 

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Research Analyst, MITRE Corporation, Bedford, MA

MITRE's Information Services department is seeking an Information Analyst to join our team of dedicated research professionals at the InfoDesk, MITRE's corporate information desk. The successful candidate will conduct high-level, quick turn-around research supporting MITRE's seven Federally-Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs).

 

The InfoDesk is focused on chasing down answers to difficult questions, pulling together high-quality information in response to research requests, and fielding requests for documents and e-books. Staff relish the diversity of research topics and the opportunity for challenging work.  The InfoDesk is working toward transforming its space into a learning environment through the introduction of consumer technologies alongside traditional library services.

 

Job Description

  • Provide ready reference and research support, and leverage MITRE expertise through regular duty at the corporate information desk
  • Respond to virtual and face-to-face information requests using the full range of available resources
  • Compile citations and identify articles on various topics, technologies, or industries for awareness and research purposes
  • Provide training on digital library resources, the InfoCenter 3D printer, and consumer technologies available via our Library of Things

 

Required Skills

  • Demonstrated ability to formulate complex search strategies; to search and locate information from various sources; to summarize and synthesize findings; and to place findings in context
  • Excellent customer service skills including an aptitude for understanding and anticipating customer needs and the ability to develop and maintain relationships with clients
  • Mastery of the reference interview
  • Understanding of the research process and workflow; and copyright policies and law
  • Proficiency with search engines, social media applications, SharePoint and the Microsoft Office suite
  • Capable of working with frequent interruptions and able to pivot between tasks as priorities change
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills with demonstrated ability to communicate effectively across level and function
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and to effectively build partnerships
  • Commitment to continuous learning; able to learn new technologies quickly and to resolve problems in a resourceful and timely manner

 

Desired Skills

  • MIS/MLS/MLIS preferred
  • Experience in a corporate, government, or academic organization supporting engineers and other highly technical professionals
  • Knowledge of specialized information resources and databases in engineering, information technology (IT), health care/medicine, business, market research, military/defense, and/or government

 

To view the full job description and apply, please follow this link. 

 

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Library Director, Pembroke Town Library, Pembroke, NH

The town of Pembroke, New Hampshire (population of 7,000) is seeking a Library Director. 

 

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills and a strong knowledge of library operations and technology. Experience in library related supervision and MLS preferred. 

 

We are looking for someone who enjoys working with the public and that will complement our dedicated and experienced staff. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits. 

 

Salary range $45,000 -$55,000, commensurate with experience.  

 

Please submit a cover letter and resume to pembrokelibrarytrustees@gmail.com by March 1, 2019.  No phone calls please. Please visit this link for a detailed job description. 

 

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Head of Archives and Special Collections, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

About College of the Holy Cross:

Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation's leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 3,000 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition.

 

Holy Cross highly values the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work at the College is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members--students, faculty and staff. The College's commitment to diversity is an important feature of the Holy Cross education. Informed by the presence of diverse interpretations of the human experience, Holy Cross is building a community marked by freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support our values of diversity and inclusiveness. Job candidates of all diverse backgrounds who embrace the open and inclusive culture of Holy Cross are welcome and encouraged to apply.

 

Job Description:

The Head of Archives and Special Collections reports to the Director of Library Services. She/he is responsible for all planning, management, and leadership of the College's Archives and Special Collections and its work. The principal responsibility is to administer the ongoing organization of the collections in both traditional and digital formats. He/she is also responsible for managing all access and the preservation of the collections, maintaining adequate security and providing efficient reference services. The Head also takes the lead in supporting and promoting digital archives and digital preservation of institutional resources. She/he supervises all departmental staff, both professional and non-exempt as well as student assistants. He/she is responsible for the creation and management of the department budget. He/she oversees the departments' outreach which includes library and online exhibits as well as social media content. The Head of Archives and Special Collection department is a full member of the library team and participates in departmental meetings initiatives and library planning.

 

Major Areas of Responsibility

  • Supervision of departmental staff
  • Departmental planning and decision making and budget preparation
  • Manages the organization of the collections
  • Leads digital archives and digital preservation work including development of online exhibits
  • Prepares appropriate level of descriptions for collections
  • Manages preservation and conservation initiatives
  • Provides reference services to all constituencies.
  • Determines content and coordinates library exhibits
  • Works with administration and academic departments to coordinate the deposit of appropriate material
  • Keeps up to date in archival best practices

 

Requirements:

  • An ALA accredited MLS, MA in Archival Science or equivalent.
  • Three to five years of increasingly responsible archival experience
  • Knowledge of current archival practices and familiarity with archival cataloging procedures.
  • Experience with and knowledge of current digital archives/digital preservation procedures and technologies
  • Experience supervising other library professionals
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively with people at all levels
  • Ability to protect the confidentiality of materials in the collection

 

Additional Information:

This is a full time, exempt level position.

 

University Description

The College of the Holy Cross is a private, Jesuit Catholic, undergraduate institution serving approximately 3,000 students. Founded in 1843, Holy Cross is the oldest Catholic college in New England and has a tradition of academic excellence. It is located atop Mount Saint James in Worcester, Massachusetts. The picturesque, 174-acre campus is an award-winning and registered arboretum.

 

Region Description

Worcester is a city of approximately 170,000 people centrally located in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It is approximately one hour from Boston, Hartford, and Providence, and three hours from New York City. Worcester is known as the Heart of the Commonwealth. Worcester offers many cultural and recreational opportunities.

 

The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in the workplace.

 

A member of the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (HECCMA).

 

To review our Employee Benefit Options, please go to: http://https://www.holycross.edu/human-resources/benefits

 

Application Instructions:

Please attach a cover letter addressing the position requirements along with your resume.

 

In your cover letter please address how your work supports the College's mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see http://www.holycross.edu/mission) and its core commitment to diversity and inclusion. For more information, please visithttp://holycross.edu/diversity.

 

Review of applications will begin as received and continue until the position has been filled.

 

To apply, visit http://apptrkr.com/1384703

 

The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 3,000 students and is located in a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community. Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (http://www.heccma.org) and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (https://new-england.hercjobs.org/)

 

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Medical Library Services Manager, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA

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

The manager of library services is responsible for the overall management and direction of the library and archives. Primary responsibilities include supervision, reference, collection development, teaching and support for systematic reviews. The manager is responsible for library-wide planning, policy making and evaluation of services and resources appropriate for the institution. The director reports to the Senior Director of Business Intelligence and the Clinical Health Record.


This Mgr, Library Services will be responsible for: 

  • All administrative tasks related to the library.
  • Managing multiple library budgets.
  • Supervising two full time librarians, one full time archivist, and one part-time archivist.
  • Performing in-depth literature searches and/or systematic reviews.
  • Participating in clinical bedside rounding program.
  • Teaching PubMed, CINAHL, EndNote and Mendeley classes.
  • Presenting information sessions and workshops at hospital grand rounds, in-service programs, and other department meetings.
  • Providing document delivery.
  • Oversee electronic resources management, copyright and licensing management, collection development, technical services, and website maintenance.
  • Working with vendors, maintains contracts and licenses.
  • Publicizing and market library services on a regular basis.

 
To qualify, you must have:

  • ALA accredited MLS or its equivalent in the biomedical/clinical and public health sectors with at least 3-4 years' relevant experience in a library.
  • Evidence of experience teaching the use of health sciences resources.
  • Experience searching PubMed, Web of Science, EMBASE, CINAHL and the Cochrane Library.
  • Excellent presentation, instruction, and communication skills.
  • Experience managing budgets.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively with a diverse population of faculty/staff, students, and colleagues.
  • Familiarity with bibliographic management software (EndNote/Mendeley).
  • Experience supporting systematic reviews.
  • Demonstrate a strong background in the use of information technologies, information management tools, and analytical and searching skills.
  • Knowledge of the NIH Public Access Mandate.
  • Understanding of various aspects of scholarly publishing including open access, licensing, copyright issues/RightsLink, institutional repositories and altmetrics.
  • Experience implementing knowledge management projects.
  • Understanding of the principles and process for evaluating a journal article/EBM.
  • Experience marketing the library/library services.

 

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


To view the full description and apply, please follow this link. 


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

 

 

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Call for Proposals: ALISE Annual 2019 - Innovative Pedagogies Special Interest Group (SIG)

The ALISE Innovative Pedagogies Special Interest Group (SIG) invites proposals for a panel talks to be presented at the 2019 ALISE Conference to be held in Knoxville, TN (September 24 - 27, 2019).

Submitted proposals should support the 2019 ALISE Conference theme, "Exploring Learning in a Global Information Context." (https://www.alise.org/alise-2019-conference)


The title of this year's SIG panel is "Exploring Innovative Pedagogies in a Global Information Context." 

Topics related to pedagogical advances, curricula, programs, approaches, and general strategies for enhancing learning in global information contexts are welcome. We anticipate having four panel presentations (each lasting approximately 15 minutes) followed by a discussion period. 


Proposals should be submitted in PDF, DOC, or DOCX format. The following information should be included in the proposal:

  • Title of presentation
  • First and last names of all authors
  • Email address for all authors
  • Institution/Organizational Affiliation of each author
  • Proposal abstract (300-500 words)
  • Keywords


Proposals should be emailed as an attachment by February 28, 2019, to SIG co-conveners Kevin Rioux at riouxk@stjohns.edu and Rajesh Singh at singhr1@stjohns.edu. In the subject line, please indicate: ALISE Innovative Pedagogies SIG Panel Proposal.

All panel presenters are required to register for the ALISE 2019 conference.

 

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Part-Time Digital Asset Management Assistant, Harvard Law School Library, Cambridge, MA

Job Description:

The part-time digital asset management assistant will help us process our photo shoots using our DAM system (Portfolio Extensis). The assistant will be responsible for uploading and adding metadata to all shoots. Our database which currently contains over 200,000 assets, is used by multiple departments throughout Harvard Law School and is the primary digital photo collection of "current" law school images. 



The ideal candidate is someone in their first or second year at Simmons who has a strong interest in this work and who could work with us for 2+ years as they finish their graduate degree. The individual should have experience working with and managing digital asset management systems and have an understanding of working with taxonomies and meta data. The assistant would also help with our WordPress site, helping to add images to the media library and to create photo galleries.

 

Skills: 

  • Familiarity with WordPress, Photoshop
  • Strong communications skills
  • Strong visual skills
  • Independent worker and self starter
  • Does not require extensive direction strong attention to detail and someone who is naturally curious and motivated
  • Collaborative, and willing to take on all tasks

Position begins immediately.

 

Application Instructions:

Please send cover letter and resume to lgrant@law.harvard.edu.

The position is for 10-12 hours per week, $18 per hour. The hours are flexible within the work week. All work is done on site. 

 

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Call for Abstracts: ALISE Annual 2019 - School Library Special Interest Group (SIG)

The ALISE School Library Special Interest Group (SIG) seeks proposals for research presentations at the 2019 ALISE conference being held in Knoxville, TN September 24-26, 2019. Submitted papers should support the 2019 conference theme, Exploring Learning in a Global Information Context. 

https://www.alise.org/alise-2019-conference

 

The authors of selected papers will be part of a 3-4 member panel of school library researchers who will share their papers exploring or interpreting the conference and SIG theme.  The School Library SIG session will begin with presentations of each paper (approx.15 minutes each). This will be followed by an interactive discussion inviting attendees to engage in an open dialogue and Q&A with the presenters regarding issues raised by the papers, implications for practice, and future areas for research (20-30 minutes).

Submitted research papers should be of a quality/nature to support a publishable article.

Complete submissions will include the following information:

1.  A cover sheet to contain

  • Title of presentation

·     First and last names of all authors

  • Email address for all authors
  • Institutional/Organizational affiliation of each author

2.  A proposal abstract (up to 1,000 words) with 

  • ·Title of presentation 
  • Reference list (not included in the word count)
  • Keywords

 

Proposals should be emailed as an attachment to Dr. Elizabeth Burns at Eburns@odu.edu by 11:59 PM EST, Feb 18, 2019. In the subject line, please indicate: ALISE SL SIG Proposal. Notice regarding acceptance will be sent by March 8, 2019.  

 

All presenters will be required to register for the ALISE 2019 conference. 

 

Elizabeth Burns, SIG Co-Chair

Assistant Professor

Library ScienceProgram,  Department of STEM Education & Professional Studies

Darden College of Education & Professional Studies

Old Dominion University

eburns@odu.edu


Maria Cahill, SIG Co-Chair

Associate Professor

School of Information Science, College of Communication and Information

Educational Leadership Studies, College of Education

University of Kentucky

maria.cahill@uky.edu

 

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Branch Supervisor, Springfield City Library - Forest Park Branch, Springfield, MA

The Springfield (MA) City Library seeks applications to work at our forward-looking, award-winning (Urban Libraries Council Innovation Honors, Business West 40 Under 40 & Woman of Impact, Massachusetts Literacy Champions) public library. Due to a retirement, we are recruiting candidates for Branch Supervisor. Get excited about the possibilities of working in the city of Springfield by watching this video, then apply by February 19 at 11:59 pm. We seek candidates who can embrace the attitude that "It's All Yours, Just Ask," and who see the library as a place to help strengthen our city through strong connections and constructive dialogue. We are here to help community members find what they need, no matter who they are, where they come from, or what they're looking for, because the Springfield City Library is their place of connection to information and knowledge, culture, and community.


The Branch Supervisor position is based at our busy Forest Park Branch Library with a focus on oversight on all branch activities and on children's services. The person selected for this position will be responsible for assisting the Branch Manager in the everyday functioning of the library. 


This will include personnel, public interaction, programming, facility management and administrative duties. Work must be performed with latitude in the exercise of independent initiative and judgment in accordance with accepted professional practices and within the policies and directives by the Branch Manager. Supervision will exercised, directly or through subordinates, over all Branch library employees. Will provide children's and other neighborhood-based programming.


Further job details and job application are available on the City of Springfield's website. The NEW annual salary is $55,241.68.  The closing date for this position is Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at 11:59 pm EST. Be sure to upload a compelling cover letter when you apply. Or, go to the City's website, click on Work for the City, and look for Branch Supervisor.


Questions can be directed to: 

Jean M. Canosa Albano, Assistant Director for Public Services

Springfield City Library---All Yours, Just Ask

220 State Street 
Springfield MA 01103 
(413) 263-6828, ext. 291 
jcanosa@springfieldlibrary.org

 

 

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Special Collections and Cataloging Interns, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT

Internship Position: Cataloguing Internship 

 

Project Description: The library and archives of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art support the curatorial research and exhibition activity of museum staff, while providing reference resources to scholars, students, and the public. The Cataloguing Intern will be presented with the unique opportunity to assist with cataloguing the Auerbach Art Library's full range of holdings, including scholarly monographs, exhibition catalogues, fine art periodicals, museum bulletins, and auction catalogues. Additionally, the intern will help update existing catalogue records.

 

Specific Requirements: The successful candidate will possess both outstanding attention to detail and experience cataloguing library materials. Experience can include graduate level coursework and/or relevant work experience. Original cataloguing experience is desirable. Reading knowledge of French, German, or Italian is preferred, but not required.

 

Time Commitment: 8-10 hours per week

Eligibility: Graduate student

Number of positions available: 1

Paid/Unpaid: Unpaid

Deadline: March 28th, 2019

Application Instructionshttps://thewadsworth.org/about/opportunities/internship/

 

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Internship Position: Special Collections Internship

 

Project Description: The library and archives of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art support the curatorial research and exhibition activity of museum staff, while providing reference resources to scholars, students, and the public. Special Collections Interns will help inventory, research, and describe library and archives resources to update the department's records. Working closely with library and archives staff, interns will implement appropriate preservation procedures for special collections and historical materials. At the end of the term, interns are presented with the opportunity to write a short article describing their work for the Auerbach Library Associates Newsletter.

 

Specific Requirements: The successful candidate will be a college sophomore, junior or senior with a demonstrated interest in Art History, Library Science, or Museum Studies. Facility with Microsoft Word and Excel, research skills, and strong attention to detail required.  Reading knowledge of French, German or Italian preferred, but not required.

 

Time Commitment  8-10 hours per week

Eligibility: Sophmore, Junior or Senior undergraduate student

Number of positions available: 2

Paid/Unpaid: Unpaid

Deadline: March 28th, 2019

Application Instructions: https://thewadsworth.org/about/opportunities/internship/

 

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Weekend Reference Librarian (Part-Time Substitute), Beverly Public Library, Beverly, MA

The Part-time Substitute Reference Librarian works under the general supervision of the Head of Reference Services.  This part-time position works two weekends per month (Saturday 11am-5pm and Sunday 1-5pm), and will have some opportunities to work on an on-call basis for day, night, and/or extra weekend shifts. 

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for working at the Reference Desk to assist patrons in a friendly and professional manner with their information needs.  Responds to Reference requests that come in via email, telephone, mail, fax, etc.
  • Instructs patrons in the use of the online catalog and other library resources.
  • Provides one-on-one instruction and answers questions about electronic devices and digital resources.
  • Able to establish and maintain courteous, effective and professional service to patrons of all ages.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other staff members.
  • Troubleshoots various equipment, such as computers, printers, fax machines, microform machines, etc. as needed.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

 

Qualifications

Master's Degree in Library or Information Science from a graduate school program accredited by the American Library Association (Staff Librarian) OR currently enrolled in a Master's Degree program in Library or Information Science from a graduate school program accredited by the American Library Association with half or more courses completed, including a course in Reference (Librarian I).

 

Full/Part Time: Part Time

Education: Completed BA/BS; with MLIS in progress or completed

[Salary: $18.38/hour (Librarian 1); $23.70/hour (Staff Librarian)

Closing Date: 02/18/2019


How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit letter of application and resume to babin@noblenet.org, or Allison Babin, 32 Essex Street, Beverly, MA 01915 by February 18, 2019.

 

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Preservation Training Programs, Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC), Multiple Locations

Identification and Care of Photographic Materials: Daguerreotypes to Inkjet Prints     

Two-day Workshop

Date: March 14-15, 2019      

Location: Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA      

 

The two-day workshop is a beginner to intermediate program intended for individuals who want to learn how to care for photographic materials including curators, collection managers, exhibit preparations, catalogers, archivists , photographers, and collectors.        

 

This hands-on workshop offers an in-depth introduction to the preservation of photographic materials, including their identification, deterioration, and care. Participants will learn how to recognize various photographic processes ranging from daguerreotypes to inkjet prints. Preservation problems associated with specific processes will also be studied. The workshop will address storage concerns and preservation priorities, including environmental guidelines, enclosures, and proper care and handling. Participants are encouraged to bring photographs for examination and discussion.        

 

Complete Information and Registrationwww.nedcc.org/prestr19   

 

Presented by:

NEDCC | Northeast Document Conservation Center  --  www.nedcc.org

 

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Preservation Management and Collections Care

Two-day Workshop

Date: February 25-26, 2019

Location: New Hampshire Historical Society, Concord, NH

 

This two-day in-person workshop provides a basic introduction to the concepts and standards used to build an effective preservation program. The course covers preservation policies, environmental and storage conditions, care and handling of collections materials, reformatting, emergency preparedness, and program assessment. The instructors will discuss realistic approaches to preservation at small and medium sized organizations, and small group work will encourage participants to discuss their own preservation goals together. 

 

This two-day workshop is a beginner to intermediate workshop intended for staff and volunteers at historical societies, libraries with local history collections, town clerk's offices, and other organizations that care for collections.

 

Complete Information and Registrationwww.nedcc.org/prestr19   

 

Presented by:

NEDCC | Northeast Document Conservation Center  --  www.nedcc.org

 

________________________________________ 

Digital Directions: Fundamentals of Creating and Managing Digital Collections

Date: August 19-20, 2019

Location: Overland Park, Kansas (Kansas City Metro Area) 

 

Guided by a faculty of national experts, join colleagues from institutions large and small for two days of instruction on good practices and practical strategies for the creation, curation, and use of digital collections. You'll have opportunities to make connections with colleagues who have similar challenges and interact with faculty one-on-one while you gain a comprehensive introduction to digitization and digital preservation.  Student discount is available.

 

Complete Information and Registration: www.nedcc.org/dd19  

 

Presented by:

NEDCC | Northeast Document Conservation Center  --  www.nedcc.org

 

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Call for Submissions: Third ACM International Conference on Supporting Group Work (GROUP)

ACM International Conference on Supporting Group Work 

PACM HCI affiliated conference 

January 6-8, 2020, Sanibel Island, Florida, USA 

https://group.acm.org/conferences/group20/

 

For over 25 years, the ACM International Conference on Supporting Group Work (GROUP) has been a premier venue for research on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, Human Computer Interaction, Computer Supported Collaborative Learning and Socio-Technical Studies. The conference integrates work in social science, computer science, engineering, design, values, and other diverse topics related to group work, broadly conceptualized. Group 2020 continues the tradition of being truly international and interdisciplinary in both organizational structure as well as participants. 


Key goals for the program are to encourage and facilitate researchers within CSCW and HCI to interact across disciplinary boundaries. We encourage high-level research contributions from interdisciplinary groups to present work that might be difficult to place within one simple category. We are open to diverse and innovative research methods, and to contributions across broad areas such as systems, society, participation, critique, collaboration, and human interaction. GROUP 2020 in particular would like to encourage systems designers, builders, and researchers from industry, academia, government and other interested groups to participate.


Participation at GROUP takes many different forms. In 2020, we will continue new submission categories that were introduced in 2016. GROUP 2020 will again offer the opportunity to authors of newly published papers from the Journal of CSCW (http://link.springer.com/journal/10606) to present their papers in the conference. Second, the submission category "Design Fictions" will be maintained. 


In addition, papers will now be published as an issue of the recently created journal, Proceedings of the ACM (PACM).


Submissions to the conference are welcome in the form of:

Research Papers. This venue gives the occasion to present and interact with the audience. Accepted papers will be published in the PACM. Please use the ACM Small format for submissions, available for download as part of the ACM Master Template. Papers have no fixed minimum or maximum page numbers, paper length should be commensurate with contribution. Research Paper submissions must be submitted online at the GROUP 2020 conference site.

Important Dates 

  • Papers Abstract and Title Submission: February 22nd, 2019 
  • Papers Submission Deadline: March 1st, 2019 
  • 1st Round Notifications: April 12 
  • Resubmit: May 31st 
  • 2nd Round decisions: July 5th 
  • Camera ready: July 19th 

 

Working Papers (WP). WPs are contributions in which the authors are working towards an archival journal submission and would like to discuss their work with their colleagues at GROUP. Our goal is to broaden the conversations at GROUP, with a format that may appeal to colleagues whose primary publications are in journals, rather than conference papers. WPs will not be published in the conference proceedings, but will be distributed in a paper conference supplement at the GROUP conference for the attendees only. Therefore, you are free to seek formal publication of a draft journal submission that appears in a WP. The WP review process will be *lightweight*, without any revisions asked to the authors, to expand the GROUP community and discussions. Please send submissions directly to co-chairs at wp@group2020.org.

Design Fictions. Fictive Futures: Exploring Future Research Agendas. We seek submissions that imagine possible futures for research on the relationships between computers and people. Submissions will include two portions: a fictional document related to the conduct of research and an author statement about the document. The fiction document could be an extended abstract, a call for papers, an excerpt from API documentation, a book review, a study protocol for IRB review, or any other relevant type. The author statement should connect that document to current events, cite ongoing research in the field, or otherwise extrapolate how the envisioned future might arise from our given present. This statement will be especially important for abstracts (which are too short to explain their rationale), API documentations (which typically do not provide a historical rationale), and other documents that on their own may be exceptionally short and/or vague. Because Design Fictions are archival contributions, we recommend a minimum length of 3 pages, and as many as 10 pages. Please use the ACM SIGCHI Format for submissions. The reviewing process will be the same as the general track, and Design Fiction papers or notes will be included in the proceedings. Design Fiction submissions must be completed online at the GROUP 2020 conference site.

Important Dates 

  • Design Fiction Submission Deadline: June 7, 2019
  • Resubmission for PACM papers: September 1, 2019
  • Design Fiction Decision Announced: October 1, 2019

 

Posters and Demos. Posters and demos are an opportunity to present late-breaking and preliminary results, smaller results not suitable for a Paper or Note submission, innovative ideas not yet validated through user studies, student research in early phases, and other research best presented in this open format. Posters and demos will be displayed at a special session in the conference when poster and demo authors will be available to discuss their work. Poster submissions should include an extended abstract no longer than 4 pages, including all figures and references, in ACM SIGCHI Format (available here). In addition, submissions should also include a separate Tabloid (A3 or 11 x 17 inches) sized draft of the poster for review purposes. Both the extended abstract and the poster draft should include author names (these are not anonymous submissions). Please send submissions directly to co-chairs at posters@group2020.org.

Workshops. Workshops provide an informal and focused environment for the information exchange and discussion of Group related topics. We offer half or full day workshop venues. Proposals should include an abstract (max 150 words), a title, description of workshop theme, aim, goals, activities and potential outcomes. Workshop proposals should also include a description of how the workshop will be publicized and a strategy for recruiting and selecting participants. It should specify any audio/visual equipment needed, maximum number of participants, the duration of the workshop (half or full day) and the names and backgrounds of the organizer(s). Please submit a maximum of four pages, using the ACM SIGCHI format for submissions. We encourage topics suitable for developing new ideas and deep discussions. Please send submissions directly to co-chairs at workshops@group2020.org.

Doctoral Colloquium. The Doctoral Colloquium provides a forum for sharing ongoing Ph.D. projects of participants with other advanced Ph.D. students and distinguished faculty for mentoring and feedback. Space is limited, so an application of up to four pages is required, in the ACM standard format. Please contact the workshop co-chairs.

Accepted research papers will be published in a issue of PACM in HCI. Design Fictions, posters, and doctoral consortium extended abstracts will be published in the ACM Press Conference Proceedings and in the ACM digital Library. Accepted Workshop proposals will be published in a paper-based supplement.


Conference Topics: 

● Theoretical and/or conceptual contributions about key concepts relevant to CSCW and HCI, including critique. 

● Social, behavioral, and computational studies of collaboration and communication. 

● Technical architectures supporting collaboration. 

● New tool/toolkits for collaborative technologies. 

● Ethnographic studies of collaborative practices. 

● Coordination and workflow technology. 

● Social computing and contexts of collaboration. 

● Online communities, including issues of privacy, identity, trust, and participation. 

● Cooperative knowledge management. 

● Organizational issues of technology design, use, or adaptation. 

● Strategies for use of technology in business, government, and newer forms of organizations. 

● Emerging technologies and their design, use, or appropriation in work, home, leisure, entertainment, or education. 

● Learning at the workplace (CSCL at work, Technology-Enhanced Learning, TEL). 

● Co-located and geographically-distributed teams, global collaboration. 

● Cultural and cross-cultural collaboration and communication. 

● Mobile and wearable technologies in collaboration. 

● Innovative forms of human computer interaction for cooperative technologies.

 

Other Important Dates

Submission dates for other venues will be announced later. 

 

If you have questions, please contact the conference organizers:

 

Papers Chairs: 

Ingrid Erickson, Syracuse University 

Adriana Vivacqua, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro 

Lars Rune Christensen, IT University of Copenhagen 

papers@group2020.org

 

General Chairs: 

Louise Barkhuus, IT University of Copenhagen 

Lionel Robert, University of Michigan 

chairs@group2020.org 

 

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Student Worker, Student Services Center at Simmons University, Boston, MA

The Student Services Center is currently looking to hire a student worker who has completed at least three (3) credits and plans to graduate no sooner than May 2020. The position requires 15-20 hours per week and pays $13/hour. 

 

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

  • Staffing the SSC desk
  • Answering student/faculty questions in person, by telephone and email
  • Filing and organizing paperwork
  • Working on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Helping with event planning for student association activities throughout the year
  • Organizing and helping with Welcome (orientation) Day
  • Clerical/ administrative work for the Assistant Dean of Academic Support

 

We are looking for a student with:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Highly developed organization skills and the ability to multitask  
  • The ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of individuals
  • A desire to assist your classmates navigate their academic careers and be part of a fun and active office!

 

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

The deadline to apply is Sunday, February 17, 2019. We look forward to your application!

 

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Bibliographer for African American Art, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, CA

As a part of the Getty Research Institute's (GRI) recently established African American Art History Initiative, the GRI seeks a Collection Development Librarian II to serve as a bibliographer who will assess and expand the Research Library's monograph and serial holdings, focusing particularly, but not exclusively, on the field of African American art history. Reporting to the Chief Librarian, while working within the library's collection development team and in close collaboration with the newly appointed Associate Curator, the bibliographer's work will contribute toward establishing the GRI as a research center for the study of African American Art history.  This is a two-year limited-term position. Read more about this new initiative at the GRI here.

 

Major Job Responsibilities

  • Review existing library collection to assess research strengths and weaknesses in African American art
  • Note lacunae and consider future collecting goals both for antiquarian and newly published material.
  • Consider local, national, and where appropriate, international research libraries already having strengths in the field, including but not limited to the Schomberg Collection (NYPL), etc. and review possibilities for cooperative and/or collaborative approaches to collecting and sharing with other research libraries
  • Recommend specific journal and monographic titles for acquisition.
  • Prepare lists of relevant arti