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Market Data Associate, Bain Capital, LP, Boston, MA

Title: Market Data Associate

Reports to: Nancy Cordery

Department: Global Research Services

Type: Full-Time

 

BAIN CAPITAL OVERVIEW:

Bain Capital, LP is one of the world's leading private multi-asset alternative investment firms with approximated $105 billion of assets under management that creates lasting impact for our investors, teams, businesses, and the communities in which we live. Since our founding in 1984, we've applied our insight and experience to organically expand into several asset classes including private equity, credit, public equity, real estate and venture capital. We leverage our shared platform to capture cross-asset class opportunities in strategic areas of focus. With offices on four continents, our global team aligns our interests with those of our investors for lasting impact.

 

DESCRIPTION:

The Market Data Associate reports directly to the Market Data Manager in the Global Research Services department.  In this role, you will drive continuous improvement of information and market data needs across the firm.  You will be assisting in the daily management of market data and third-party research services.  This includes vendor sourcing, contract negotiation, coordination of legal review, facilitating contract execution, processing invoices, maintaining user inventory, tracking of service terms, completing contract cancellations/renewals, and budget reporting.  You will be working directly with investment and information professionals globally.  

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Evaluate, negotiate, and facilitate execution of market data & research contracts.
  • Work closely with Legal and Compliance departments during the contract review process.
  • Communicate, and ensure compliance of, procedures and guidelines for use of market data & research services to end users.
  • Continuously source new market data & research resources and tools that will bring additional value to the investment teams.
  • Responsible for contract-related correspondence, documentation, & reporting in Service Now database; inventory and budget reporting in market data inventory management system (FITS); invoice processing & budget reporting in Workday; and managing vendor relationships.

 

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS:

  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Strong negotiation and analytical skills with the ability to manage and develop vendor relationships.
  • Able to work efficiently in a high-paced environment and deal with frequent changes or unexpected events while providing a high level of customer service.
  • Skilled at Analytics, Reporting, Negotiations, Budgeting, and Presentations.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate across different audiences globally.
  • Manage time effectively, multi-task, and meet constant deadlines.
  • Ability to management projects and problem solve.
  • Minimum 1-3 years of professional experience.
  • Undergraduate degree from a respected institution required; an advanced degree is highly desirable.

 

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Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

Registration for SEI 2019 is now open! We are very excited about this year's curriculum, and hope to see many of you at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, June 4-7, 2019.

 

SEI is a fantastic learning and networking opportunity for professionals interested in creating and maintaining sustainable digital collections of cultural heritage materials, including librarians, archivists, museum curators, visual resources librarians, and graduate (and recent graduate) students. The workshop offers participants the chance to meet colleagues from various institutions who are facing similar challenges. Faculty and students share ideas and solutions to these challenges and make lasting professional connections. This intensive workshop has a limited number of seats and fills up fast, so be sure to register soon!

 

Don't forget that six Kress Scholarships are available to help with the costs of attending. The deadline for applications is February 8.

 

If you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact SEI Co-Chairs Lesley Chapman and/or Courtney Baron.

 

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Research and Instruction Librarian, Westfield State University, Westfield, MA

The Research and Instruction Librarian works collaboratively with the Information Instruction Coordinator and other librarians to develop dynamic user-centered instructional programming that emphasizes critical thinking, active learning, and high-impact practices, utilizing appropriate technologies. In collaboration with academic department faculty, the Research and Instruction Librarian teaches information instruction sessions and provides research consultations both online and in-person, at the Reference desk, and by appointment.

The Research and Instruction Librarian also works closely with programs such as the Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (CURCA), and the Honors Program to provide guidance to students conducting research projects. The incumbent serves as liaison to assigned academic departments on campus for collection development, instruction, and research support. The Research and Instruction Librarian collaborates with student support units, such as (but not necessarily) the Career Center, Reading & Writing Center, or others to support campus-wide student success activities. The incumbent will also participate in professional activities, continuing scholarship, and serve on University committees.

 

Requirements:

  • ALA-accredited Master of Library and Information Science or equivalent
  • Experience developing and implementing instruction or training plans
  • Demonstrated understanding of current trends in library instruction, including assessment, pedagogy, and instructional technologies to support multi-modal learning
  • Demonstrated excellent spoken and written communication skills
  • Evidence of strong team orientation and a track record of successful collaboration
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse community and foster a culture of inclusion


For more information and to submit an application: https://westfield.interviewexchange.com/


About Westfield State University:

In 1839, Horace Mann founded Westfield State University as the first public higher education institution without barrier to race, gender or economic class. Westfield State University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination, equal opportunity, diversity and affirmative action. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people including minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and other protected persons, or individuals with diverse cultural backgrounds. Westfield State is the most residential of the state universities in Massachusetts, with over 60% of our 5600 full-time undergraduate students living on campus. The campus is ideally situated on the edge of the Berkshire Mountains in western Massachusetts just 30 minutes from the thriving cultural centers of Northampton and Amherst, and 1.5 hours from both Boston and Albany.

Westfield State University provides equal access to employment opportunities for all applicants, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, age, disability or veteran status in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and policies.

 

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Summer 2019 Internships, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is currently accepting applications for Summer 2019 internships in all museum departments including (but not limited to) Curatorial, Development, Education, Exhibition Management, Marketing, Media and Public Relations, and Publishing and Digital Media. Internships are also available with Guggenheim Special Projects and initiatives such as the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Project, the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Chinese Art Initiative, and the Panza Collection Initiative. The Summer 2019 Internship Program will begin on Monday, June 3rd and end on Friday, August 9th. Summer internships are full-time, four days a week Monday-Thursday, in addition to half-day seminars on Fridays. 



We are pleased to offer $500 stipends to all undergraduate-level students and $1,000 stipends to all graduate-level students who are accepted into our Summer 2019 program. 



Application deadline for Summer 2019 internships in January 30th, 2019 (postmark).

Candidates must be of junior-year college level or above to be considered. 



Internship Program Description

The objective of the Internship Program is to offer practical museum training experience to individuals interested in pursuing careers in the arts and museum fields. Interns gain a general knowledge and broad understanding of how a particular department functions within the context of a major museum, as well as specific skills related to a particular department's activities. Interns are assigned to a department based on their academic backgrounds, professional skills, interests, and career goals. Interns participate in the ongoing work of the department and complete specific projects or portions of larger departmental intiatives. For a full list of departments that offer internships, please see: www.guggenheim.org/internships. 



Museum Culture Seminar Program

The Museum Culture Seminar Program forms and integral part of our Internship Program. The program includes field trips to sites such as auctions houses, galleries, corporate collections and other musems. Discussion with Guggenheim Museum from a range of departments and awareness of a range of museum-related issues is facilitated. A field trip outside of New York City is planned for the end of every session. 



How to Apply

Prospective applicants please send cover letter, resume, Guggenheim application form (found on website), list of relevant coursework, academic writing sample, and two letters of recommendation via postal mail to: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Internship Program, 1071 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10128-0173. For more information, please visit our website: www.guggenheim.org/internships. 

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Call for Submissions: Scholarships for ACRL/NEC Conferences

Scholarships are available for ACRL|NEC members to attend:

  • Annual Conference (May 6, 2019 in Portland, ME)
  • National ACRL Conference (April 10-13, 2019 in Cleveland)
  • ACRL Immersion (Summer TBD) 

We also offer a Best Paper Award and a Professional Development Award

 

You can join ACRL-New England for $20/Librarian, $5/Library Student, or $10/Paraprofessional or Retiree. You do NOT need to be a member of ALA or ACRL-National to join the New England Chapter!



The Christine Drew Scholarship is to enable a member of ACRL/NEC to attend one track of ACRL Immersion. The scholarship is available to those ACRL/NEC members who have been accepted into an upcoming ACRL Immersion track or have attended ACRL Immersion in the past calendar year. Preference will be given to those applicants who are attending their first ACRL Immersion. The scholarship includes up to $1000 registration/travel stipend to attend the ACRL Immersion program and complimentary registration to attend the ACRL/NEC Annual Conference held the year the recipient was awarded the Christine Drew Scholarship. Deadline:  February 8, 2019

Apply now to the Christine Drew Scholarship
Make a donation to the Christine Drew Scholarship.

Continuing Education Scholarship to enable a member of ACRL/NEC to pursue continuing education or professional development opportunities related to librarianship. Up to $500/year and complimentary registration to attend the ACRL/NEC Annual Conference. Deadline: February 8, 2019

Apply now to the Continuing Education Scholarship

ACRL/NEC Annual Conference Scholarships for Librarians and Library Staff to enable up to 6 ACRL/NEC member librarians or library staff to attend the Chapter's Annual Conference. Covers registration to attend the ACRL/NEC Annual Conference. Deadline: February 8, 2019

Apply now to the ACRL/NEC Annual Conference Scholarships for Librarians and Library Staff

ACRL/NEC Annual Conference Scholarships for Library School Students to enable up to 6 ACRL/NEC student members enrolled in an ALA-accredited library school program, or December 2018/January 2019 graduates, to attend the ACRL/NEC Annual Conference. Covers registration to the ACRL/NEC Annual Conference. Deadline: February 8, 2019

Apply now to the ACRL/NEC Annual Conference Scholarships for Library School Students

ACRL National Conference Scholarship to enable an ACRL/NEC member to attend the ACRL's national conference in 2019. Covers up to $1000 registration/travel stipend to attend the ACRL National Conference. Deadline: February 8, 2019

Apply now for the ACRL National Conference Scholarship

Best Paper Award
 for an ACRL/NEC member with the best scholarly library/information science paper. $250 and complimentary registration to attend the ACRL/NEC Annual Conference. Deadline: February 8, 2019

Apply now for the Best Paper Award

 

View a list of our Past Award Winners.

If you have questions or would like to learn more, please send an email to the committee co-chairs.

 

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Head of User Services/User Experience Librarian, California State University - San Marcos, San Marcos, CA

CSUSM is pleased to invite applications for the Head of User Services/User Experience Librarian in the University Library at the level of Senior Assistant or Associate Librarian. This position is tenure-track. The CSUSM Library, one of twenty-three libraries in the California State University System, supports the campus' mission to place the student as an active participant in the learning process. The Library works collaboratively with the campus community to provide a dynamic learning environment and experiences within and beyond the classroom as well as access to information needed to foster curiosity and scholarly inquiry.

The 200,000 square foot Kellogg Library has five floors that include more than 40 group study rooms and 300 computers, and is a gateway to more than 180 electronic databases and 550,000 books and e-books. We welcome individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences to join our growing organization of over 50 skilled faculty librarians and staff members, who support teaching, learning, research and creative endeavors at one of the fastest-growing universities in the California State University System. The CSUSM Library's Strategic Plan, 2015-2020 can be found at https://biblio.csusm.edu/strategic-plan.



DUTIES

The University Library at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) seeks an innovative Head of User Services/User Experience (HoUS/UX) Librarian.

Reporting to the Dean of the Library, the HoUS/UX Librarian will provide leadership, guidance, and strategic direction to the User Services Department and foster a creative, collaborative, and team-oriented work environment. As a unit head, the HoUS/UX Librarian will provide lead work direction for twelve User Services staff and support the work of the Engagement & Inclusion Librarian. The User Services Department comprises the functional areas of circulation, course reserves, user engagement and outreach, stacks management, and media, as well as multiple physical and online services. Other unit head responsibilities include serving on the Library's leadership team and facilitating communication and coordination with other departments in the Library.

The HoUS/UX Librarian will provide leadership in developing, evaluating, and implementing innovative, user-focused academic information/resource services for the University community as well as fostering an environment of responsive, welcoming services and spaces. While primarily a department head position, the incumbent will explore and contribute to the design of emerging user services technologies and develop forward-thinking approaches to the delivery of excellent public services in an organization committed to the teaching, learning, and the research endeavors of the University.

 Specific Duties

  • Serves as the head for the User Services Department. Provides lead work direction for User Services staff.
  • Supports the activities of the Engagement and Inclusion Librarian to provide outreach services and develop Library exhibits and events.
  • Makes recommendations to the Dean on department budget, staff, and facility needs.
  • Represents the User Services Department on the Library's leadership team.
  • Employs UX best practices and theory to provide leadership and vision in developing and improving innovative, user-centered Library-wide public services, spaces, policies, and procedures.
  • In collaboration with relevant Library stakeholders, provides leadership on issues surrounding access and use of print and electronic resources.
  • Provides interpretation and guidance for User Services staff on copyright legislation impacting higher education.
  • Pursues a strong research agenda within the field of academic librarianship or job-related field.
  • Actively participates in library, university and/or professional-level service commitments.
  • Other duties as assigned.



MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

ALA-accredited MLS or international equivalent. Demonstrated experience supervising or directing the work of staff. Demonstrated experience working in a user services or similar department in a library. Demonstrated success in leadership of a user services or similar unit within a library. Demonstrated success in collaborative work focused on developing user-centered services and/or processes. Demonstrated potential for meeting the requirements for tenure and promotion under the Library's criteria for professional performance, scholarship and service. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

DESIRED/PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Published and/or presented research related to user services/user experience in academic libraries. Participation in local, regional or national professional organizations. Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated intercultural competence with diverse groups in professional performance, research, and/or service.

Demonstrated experience and/or expertise in:

  • Working in an environment where both faculty and staff are unionized
  • Working with the Ex Libris integrated library system
  • Integrating library services into a campus learning management system
  • Developing both physical and virtual library spaces that center student learning
  • Applying user experience assessment theories and methodologies

Knowledge of:

  • Contemporary copyright issues, open access initiatives, and trends in scholarly communication
  • Current trends in media collections
  • Assistive technology and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) formatting and compliance



APPLICATION: 

Applications must include:

Submit application and direct any inquiries to:

USXLIB@csusm.edu 

A review of applications will commence January 14, 2019; however, the position will remain open until filled. 



The University is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups. 

This position is subject to employment verification, education verification, reference checks and criminal record checks. An offer of appointment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, including a criminal records check, and may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.

CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and was recently named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education. Visit Faculty Opportunities for more information.

California State University San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status.

 

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Library Technician, Congressional Research Service, Washington, D.C.

The Congressional Research Service (CRS), Knowledge Services Group (KSG) seeks a library technician (information and technical services) to process and maintain research materials used by CRS staff. The selectee also responds to requests for information and documents by internal and external clients.


The Library technician will perform the following duties:

• Identifying documents and other materials relevant to the CRS mission, and assists in making the materials accessible to staff. This includes downloading digital documents or digitizing printed materials and uploading files to internal repositories.

• Checking in serial publications, receives and processes newly received materials, and updates holdings information in the library catalog.

• Searching library catalogs and databases to verify bibliographic information. Creates metadata for digital documents or collections, applying established taxonomies as appropriate.

• Maintaining print collections, including sorting, shelving, and weeding materials; shifting collections; assisting with collection inventories to identify gaps and duplicates. Assist in developing and maintaining digital collections.

• Assisting in the staffing of the CRS research facilities and/or congressional reading rooms.

• Providing ready reference and document delivery services: identifies, retrieves, and delivers documents from a range of sources and in diverse media, contacting libraries and other cultural institutions, government agencies, publishers, and authors as needed.

• Delivering a variety of documents and data, making copies of CRS seminars and workshop materials in response to client requests.

• Conducting searches on a variety of electronic resources to locate appropriate documents or to find factual information such as names and contact information for congressional liaisons or addresses of organizations.


CRS is fully committed to workforce diversity. Interested applicants must apply online: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/521002500.

 

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HIAS Project Digital Archives Intern, Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA

The Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society seeks a detail-oriented and self-motivated individual for the position of HIAS Project Digital Archives Intern.

Reporting to the Digital Projects Archivist, the HIAS Project Digital Archives Intern will support the ongoing digitization of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, Boston Port records.

 

Hours and Stipend

This is a six-month, part-time internship with the possibility of extension. The intern will receive a monthly stipend of $750.00 (part-time, 3 days/week). Start date is negotiable but preference is by Monday, March 4, 2018.

 

Responsibilities

  • Digitization of text-and image-based documents using best professional practices
  • Prepare digital images and associated metadata for ingest into CONTENTdm repository
  • Create, enhance, and migrate existing metadata from the HIAS finding aid
  • Provide quality control and quality assurance of digitized images and metadata
  • Assist with developing and/or improving workflow procedures
  • Create social media and blog posts pertaining to project

 

Required Qualifications

  • Enrollment or recent graduation from MLS program
  • Specialization or coursework in archives management, cultural heritage, or digital curation
  • Familiarity with metadata standards relevant to digital collection management and access
  • Familiarity with scanning tools
  • Familiarity with image editing software
  • Proficiency with common Office applications, especially Excel
  • Attention to detail and organization skills

Preferred Qualifications

  •  Completion of one or enrolled in a class related to archives, digital libraries, digital stewardship, information organization, or equivalent coursework
  • Previous experience with photo editing software
  • Previous experience with CONTENTdm or other digital repository systems
  • Experience of interest in Jewish and immigration history
  • Reading fluency in Hebrew, Yiddish, Polish, German, or French not required, but may be helpful


About the Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society

The Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society is a resource for exploring and preserving the histories of Jewish families and institutions in New England and beyond. With the American Jewish Historical Society - New England Archives as its cornerstone, engages historians, genealogists, youth, and the general public in programming and research to advance the study of the history, culture, and institutional legacies of Jewish families in New England and beyond by educating, inspiring, and connecting people through scholarship, collections, and expertise while serving as an archival and educational resource for other Jewish organizations and institutions.

 

Application Instructions

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Brittany Contratto at brittany.contratto@nehgs.org. Preference will be given to applications received by Friday, February 1, 2019.

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Open Rank Tenure-Track/Tenured Position, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

The School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Oklahoma invites applications for an open rank tenure-track or tenured position with a focus on Applied Technology and/or Data Science. We are seeking candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas: Data Analytics, Cybersecurity, Mobile App Development, Text Mining, Information Retrieval, Data Ethics, or User Experience Design. The ideal candidate must demonstrate the ability to teach one or more of the required courses for the bachelor's or master's programs in online and in person environments.

The successful applicant for this position will join the OU SLIS faculty in the education of undergraduate, master's and doctoral students in various capacities including teaching courses, supervising independent courses, advising, and serving on students' committees. The teaching responsibilities include two courses per semester. The faculty member will conduct scholarly research resulting in publications in peer reviewed journals, book chapters, edited books, books, and conference papers. Seeking opportunities for internal and external funding is also expected. Additionally, the candidate will be committed to engagement in service to the profession and in the shared governance within the university.

The position is based on the Norman campus and will begin August 16, 2019. The salary is competitive and is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of Oklahoma offers an excellent benefits program. For further benefits information please access the Human Resources website at http://hr.ou.edu/.

 

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

The School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Oklahoma was established in 1929 and is situated within the College of Arts and Sciences. It has recently become an affiliate member of the iSchool consortium. The School has faculty in residence at both the Norman and Tulsa campuses, and faculty teach students at both locations, and online students in a variety of locations. The School has long-standing MLIS and bachelor's programs, along with a new Ph.D. in Information Studies and several new graduate certificate programs. The University of Oklahoma (OU) is a Carnegie R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in research, teaching, and community engagement. It serves the educational, cultural, economic, and health-care needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses: Norman, the Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, and the Schusterman Center in Tulsa. OU enrolls over 30,000 students and has more than 2,700 full-time faculty members in 21 colleges. The 277-acre Research Campus in Norman was named the No. I research campus in the nation by the Association of Research Parks in 2013. The University of Oklahoma's beautiful, bustling campus is nestled in the heart of Norman, the state's third largest city, located just south of Oklahoma City. Norman combines the charm of a college town, the sophistication of a cosmopolitan city and the history and culture of the American West. With outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living, Norman is a perennial contender on the "Best Places to Live" rankings. With a cost of living close to 15 percent less than the national average, Norman is a very affordable city. In fall 2014, Time ranked Norman the "least expensive city to raise children." For more information visit: http://soonerway.ou.edu and http://www.ou.edu/flipbook.

Qualifications

Research

Successful candidates will:

  • Have a record of research and scholarship with current publications and a passion for developing innovative and cross-cutting research, publishing, participating in scholarly conferences, and pursuing external grant funding
  • Work collaboratively with internal and external faculty on cross-disciplinary projects
  • Show impact through external and internal grant funding, scholarly recognition through expected channels such as citations by other researchers as measured by bibliometrics/altmetrics, invited lectures and presentations, and through awards (best conference paper, association awards, etc.)

Teaching and Service

Successful candidates will be able to:

  • Teach required and elective Information Science, Data Science, and Technology (IS/DS/Tech) courses for the SLIS undergraduate and graduate programs
  • Develop new IS/DS/Tech courses to expand and strengthen the undergraduate and graduate programs
  • Help guide the continual improvement of current degree programs
  • Advise master's and Ph.D. students
  • Serve on department, college, and university committees
  • Be actively involved in local, national, and international scholarly/professional information and data science organizations
  • Pursue community engagement opportunities such as interacting with local industry/employers on service learning projects for students, internship placements, and promoting our students and graduates
  • Have interest and experience in the design and delivery of courses in a variety of formats including on-campus, interactive video, online, and blended.

 

EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS/KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS

Required Qualifications

  • A doctorate in information studies, computer science, informatics, or a related field is required at the time of appointment
  • An active and productive research program
  • Experience with technology and/or data science tools and methods

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge and skills in applied technology, information science, and/or data science tools and methods
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching that engages students in hands-on skill development
  • A sustained research program and a record of top-tier, peer-reviewed, or other high-impact scholarly publication
  • Experience with collaborative, cross-disciplinary research and a record of external funding
  • Leadership in research, instruction, and/or service

Application Instructions

Applications should be submitted online via ByCommittee (https://apply.interfolio.com/58616) and should include a letter of application, a statement of research interests, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference. Screening of applicants will begin immediately. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

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Adult Services Librarian, Providence Community Library, Providence, RI

Adult Services Librarian L-1, Mount Pleasant Library 

Providence Community Library

Salary Range:  $19.86-25.59 per hour

Hours:  Full-time with benefits

Posted: January 14, 2019

Deadline:  External applications accepted until the position is filled.

 

Duties: 

Responsible for the direct provision of services to the adults and teens of the Mount Pleasant Community Library.  Primary duties include the provision of reference and readers advisory assistance, collection development, and teen, adult, and community programs that are relevant to the populations served.

The Adult Services Librarian participates in the development of library service at the library as well as in community outreach activity, and oversees volunteer workers.  Coverage at other libraries and departments as needed.  Hours include some evenings and weekends.

 

Requirements:

MLS from an ALA accredited library school.  A strong background in programming and in providing library services to adults from a culturally diverse community is preferred. Bi-lingual in Spanish preferred, but not required.

 

To Apply:

Send resume, cover letter and three references to:   

Maria Melvin, HR Manager, mmelvin@provcomlib.org, (401) 467-2700 x.1606.

 

An Affirmative Action / Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

 

 

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Gallery Attendant / Social Media Intern, Norman B. Leventhal Map and Education Center at the Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

Position Description:

The Gallery Attendant / Social Media Intern will work with Leventhal Map and Education Staff to design educational and promotional materials aimed at facilitating visitors' discovery of and access to the Leventhal Map & Education Center's historical map collection. The person in this position will use their experience in graphic design and interest in museums and education to create public-facing content for the Leventhal Map & Education Center's social media accounts. They will also monitor the Map Center Gallery, serving as a point person for researchers and guests.

 

Compensation: $12 / hour.

Availability: Saturdays 10-5 and either Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 11-7.

This position is subject to a CORI check. 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with Map Librarians, Communications Lead, and Education staff to develop and publish print and digital materials for educational and promotional purposes
  • Serve as the lead in establishing and maintaining a cohesive schedule of social media communications among staff and four other interns 
  • Record and monitor statistics related to visitation and research 
  • Arrive ten minutes prior to Map Gallery open time to set up station, unlock doors, check to make sure brochures are filled, and ensure gallery is presentable
  • Greet visitors and make them feel welcome
  • Serve as a point person for researchers, providing reference where appropriate and directing requests for rare materials to reference librarians
  • Field questions about map exhibitions and the Center's collection
  • Lead approximately one gallery tour per month
  • Perform general administrative and library tasks
  • Adhere to Intern Expectations and the policies of the Leventhal Map & Education Center and the Boston Public Library.

  

Required Qualifications:

  • Interest in museums or libraries 
  • Familiarity with principles of design
  • Moderate to strong experience with Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Ability to complete detailed work with a high degree of consistency and accuracy
  • Ability to respectfully and effectively work with diverse visitors and staff
  • Ability to solve problems independently as well as collaboratively
  • Interest in learning to use unfamiliar tools, software, and hardware
  • Availability of Saturdays 10-5 and either Tuesdays orWednesdays 11-7 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Interest in public history, library science, or museum studies
  • Interest in UI & UX design
  • Experience with web development, including HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • Proficiency in language(s) other than English

 

To Apply:

Please attach a PDF document including a resume and cover letter to blipton@bpl.org. The applicant's cover letter should speak to how their particular set of interests and skills will contribute to the goals and responsibilities described in this listing, and to the Leventhal Map and Education Center mission at large. Cover letter should also include link or reference to previous design work. Applications submitted without a cover letter will not be considered

 

About the Map Center:

The Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library develops programs  which inspire curiosity and learning among people of all ages by using cartographic materials to illuminate history, geography, world cultures, science, and contemporary issues.

  • We are an independent nonprofit organization in a long-term strategic partnership with the Boston Public Library to advance a shared mission of education and engagement, and to steward the Library's cartographic collection in concert with its policies. 
  • We make resources freely accessible and engaging to the public through our exhibitions, publications, lectures, workshops, classes, family programs, and website.
  • We teach students of all levels, develop and disseminate K-12 lesson plans, and train teachers to use maps effectively and creatively in the classroom.
  • We build, preserve, and digitize the cartographic collections of the Boston Public Library, Norman B. Leventhal, and the Map & Education Center, which date from the 15thcentury to the present.
  • We supplement the collections with digital material of historical and educational importance from partner institutions and private collections.
  • We promote the use of the collections for academic and public research.

 

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Data Services Librarian, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

The Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL) at University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) seeks an innovative, forward-thinking Data Services Librarian to develop robust research data-related services for UMB faculty, staff, and students.  This dynamic librarian will guide and expand the Library's efforts in data management planning, discovery and access of research data, data sharing and publication, and data visualization.  The Data Services Librarian will actively collaborate with faculty and staff within the HS/HSL and withpartners throughout the University.

This new position is a member of the Services Division, home to information services, research and education services, and bioinformation services. This is a permanent status-eligible full-time, non-tenure track faculty position reporting to the Associate Director of Services. For more information about the HS/HSL, visit http://hshsl.umaryland.edu/.  

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop research services related to the discovery, management, analysis, and visualization of research data.
  • Identify software and tools supportingthe discovery, management, analysis, and visualization of research data.
  • Deliver expert one-on-one consultations to faculty, students, and staff supporting research data needs.
  • Develop and lead dynamic in-person and online instructional programming on data-related topics and tools.
  • Engage with University partners integrating research data services into administrative units and academic programs within UMB schools (dentistry, graduate school, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, social work). 
  • Promote research collaboration and data sharing by developing a marketing strategy and conducting outreach activities to grow the UMB Data Catalog, a searchable collection of records describing datasets.
  • Participate actively in committees within the HS/HSL, the University, and professional organizations.
  • Pursue research and professional development activities.

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Master of Library Science or equivalent advanced degree from an ALA-accredited program.
  • Background in working with qualitative and/or quantitative research data.
  • Experience with scientific programming (such as R, Python) and statistical software (such as SPSS and SAS).
  • Knowledge of data repositories and public data sets in the health sciences.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated service orientation and skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment.

 

PREFERRED:

  • Certification in data science or advanced training in data handling.
  • Experience in a health sciences environment.
  • Experience with data visualization tools such as Tableau or D3.js.
  • Experience providing instruction to a range of audiences, including faculty and students.
  • Familiarity with the HIPAA privacy rule and federal human subjects research guidelines.

 

APPLICATIONS:

Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter which includes the source of advertisement; 3 references including names, addresses, and phone numbers; and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating "I verify that my CV is current and accurate" - does not need to be notarized). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by January 31, 2019. Interested applicants should apply using the following link: http://bit.ly/DataLibrarian.  

 

MINIMUM SALARY: $55,000, commensurate with experience

 

BENEFITS:

Generous benefits include choice of retirement, medical, and dental plans; 22 days of annual leave; 15 days of sick leave; 3 personal days and 14 holidays. Regular employees, as well as their spouses and dependent children, may receive tuition remission for most programs at many campuses of the University System of Maryland.

 

ENVIRONMENT: 

The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) campus is located in downtown Baltimore, blocks from Orioles Park at Camden Yards, Raven's Stadium, and the Inner Harbor, a recreational waterfront destination. Forty-five miles north of Washington DC, Baltimore City and the surrounding metropolitan area are noted for high quality-of-life indicators offering historic parks, great neighborhoods, and world-famous art collections, museums, theaters, and symphony orchestras. The city has easy access to public transportation systems, superior health care systems, and renowned university and educational resources.

 

The HS/HSL is one of the largest health sciences libraries in the United States with a track-record of user-centered innovative services and programs.  Fifty-five FTE employees including 25 faculty librarians staff the library.  Our attractive and vibrant facility, which opened in 1998, serves as a hub for collaboration and learning with resources, programs, and tools that promote discovery, creativity, and innovation.  The HS/HSL has 45 group study rooms, three computer classrooms, an Innovation Space, a presentation and production studio, an art gallery, and multiple technology-enhanced meeting spaces. Through the HS/HSL's website (www.hshsl.umaryland.edu), the UMB community has access to a full range of resources and services.   The HS/HSL serves the schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work, and the Graduate School.  The HS/HSL also serves as the headquarters for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine's Southeastern/Atlantic Region. 

 

The Library supports the 6,500 students, and over 7,300 faculty and staff members on UMB's 71-acre research and technology complex consisting of 67 buildings including the University of Maryland BioPark. UMB's professional and graduate schools comprise a dental school, graduate school, and schools of law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and social work. More details about the UMB can be found at http://www.umaryland.edu/.

 

UMB is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy.

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Records Analyst, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

Campus/Location:       University Park Campus

Date Announced:        11/14/2019

Date Closing:               Until Filled

Job Number:               85075

Level/Salary Band:      04 - F - Non-Exempt

Work Unit:                   University Libraries and Scholarly Communications

Department:               Administrative and Financial Services / Records Management

Full/Part Time:            Full-Time

 

The Pennsylvania State University Libraries seek applications for the position of Records Analyst, a position that has primary responsibility for assisting in the University Records Management Program's initiatives and projects. The Records Analyst will be responsible for working collaboratively with departments, offices, units and the network of Records Management Liaisons and Assistants by leading in the development of records and file organization plans/guides. Specifically the Records Analyst will inventory, review and analyze University records currently in storage or managed in offices by units. The Records Analyst may help staff prepare records for storage at the Inactive Records Center, transfer to the University Archives and to be digitized and/or managed in electronic recordkeeping systems. The Records Analyst will assist the Records Management Officer with updates to the University Records Retention Schedules based on the review and analysis of office/unit recordkeeping practices, business processes, and resources such as available storage and systems.  

 

This position will provide guidance to University employees to organize both physical and electronic records and assist offices/units in coordinating records cleanup projects. The Records Analyst will help with individual or group consultations for Records Management best practices and Inactive Records Center services/systems. This position may also assist in organizing the series of workshops and conferences geared towards educating Records Management Liaisons and Assistants as well as other University employees in the proper retention and disposition of University records in compliance with University Policy AD35, University Archives and Records Management. Additionally, the Records Analyst may collaborate with Special Collections and University Archives staff to help them coordinate with office/unit staff for the review and appraisal of University records deemed to have historical and research value.

 

The person appointed to the position will work under the direction of the Records Management Officer and in collaboration with the Inactive Records Center Supervisor and Assistant and any other staff serving Records Management functions. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus 4 years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Familiarity and experience with current trends and practice for records management, legal requirements for records, and inactive records storage; and experience working with online education deliverables, websites, blogs, and social media is highly desired. The successful candidate will need to have excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, superior written and oral communication proficiency, and the ability to work effectively, both independently and collaboratively, in a collegial environment. The University Libraries is a multicultural environment that embraces respect and diversity.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Works in collaboration with the any and all departments/units of the University and Commonwealth Campuses to analyze records classifies, write descriptions and research appropriate retention and disposition requirements for each records series. 
  • Prepares retention schedule and file organization plan drafts for review and approval by the Unit, Records Management Officer, and the Records Management Advisory Committee (RMAC.
  • Conducts research of federal and state laws, institutional policies and procedures as well as departmental/unit business processes and services to understand records management requirements. Documents necessary information to provide evidence of conclusions.
  • Reviews updated and new federal and state laws and regulations that may affect retention and disposition requirements or records management processes/services and make recommendations to change records retention schedules.
  • Assist the department/unit staff in coordination with University Archives and Special Collection Library faculty and staff on transferring University Records into the University Archives collection.
  • Assist in the creation of training materials, and train users on active records systems, and inactive records center systems, and email systems.
  • Assist in the planning and developing training and outreach events, such as quarterly meetings, training series/workshops, annual summits, commonwealth campus visits.
  • Assist in the oversight of the Records Management Liaison and Assistant network by maintaining and updating network lists, department names, training dates, and contact information.
  • Develops recurring Records Management Program newsletters, announcements and updates for information sharing with networks, committees and stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with departments/units across the University in creating common definitions for file names, organization plans and file content descriptions.
  • Works with departments/units to align them with University policies and procedures pertaining to records management.
  • Develop, maintain, and improve relationships with University faculty, staff, researchers, vendors and colleagues from peer institutions.
  • Maintains knowledge and awareness of current industry trends as well as current methods and technologies related to records and information management. Pursues Certified Records Analyst or Certified Records Manager credentials.
  • Acts as Secretary of the Records Management Advisory Committee.


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


Call for Essays: Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program

Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants are pleased to be able to continue with our scholarship program for the 12th year. 

 

We will be awarding up to $1,000 to the winner(s) each year.

Scholarship Deadline: June 14, 2019.

 

Application Process:

Students will submit an essay on the topic below:

"Describe your educational career and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving these goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals." 


Full details are available on our site:  http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm.

 

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Call for Proposals: ALISE Webinar Series

We are inviting proposals for the ALISE webinar series (specifically, for April-September, 2019). We are looking for submissions on the topics relevant to the research and practice of LIS education that will be of interest to ALISE members. Topics that are current and relevant, cover innovative approaches, and have practical application are particularly welcome. We encourage potential presenters to consider how their proposed offering compares to other similar professional development opportunities.

 

Sample topics that we'd like to see covered are (but not limited to):

  • Collaborations of different schools on educational programs
  • New models and approaches to offering degree programs
  • New dual degrees
  • Using student evaluations effectively
  • Diversifying and internationalizing your curriculum
  • Rethinking long-standing assignment, testing, and grading practices
  • Capstone projects and e-portfolios
  • Service-based and experiential learning; partnership-based education
  • Internships and co-op education
  • Preparing PhD students for the current academic job market (and beyond)
  • Teaching controversial, tough, or unpopular topics

 

Please consult the webinar submission guidelines: https://www.alise.org/webinar-proposals and the list of previous webinars: https://www.alise.org/webinar-archive. Please note that all webinar proposals have to be submitted using the online webinar submission form found here: https://www.alise.org/webinar-proposals ("Submit your proposal").

 

The webinar co-coordinators Keren Dali and Dan Albertson are happy to discuss webinar ideas and help you develop your proposals. We are also ready to help potential presenters with similar interests find and team up with each other.

 

Webinar proposals can be submitted at any time. However, to improve your chances of acceptance and to help us with building the schedule, we encourage you to submit your proposal by February 1, 2019.

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the webinar co-coordinators. We are looking forward to hearing from you.

 

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Call for Nominations: ALA Library Research Round Table

ALA's Library Research Round Table (LRRT) is seeking nominations to run for elected positions on the Steering Committee: Chair-Elect and Member-at-Large. These service opportunities are a wonderful way to get involved with the association and LRRT. Our charge is to provide public program opportunities to disseminate research findings and educate the professional community on research techniques for problem solving and decision making. 

 

Duties

 Chair-Elect:

  • Supports the current Chair with managing the work of the LRRT (LRRT Forum Program at ALA Annual, Mentorship Program, Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research, Library Research Seminar planning, and other potential initiatives). 
  • Leads the Nominating Committee.  Attends Steering Committee meetings.  
  • Assumes role of Chair in the following year, and Past Chair the year after that. 

 

Secretary-Treasurer:

  • Serves as the secretary for the steering committee and oversees financial reports from ALA.

 

Member-At-Large:

  • Represents the interests of the LRRT membership in LRRT program planning.
  • Brings forward ideas for potential programs.  Attends Steering Committee Meetings. 

 

Candidates must be LRRT members in good standing at the time of election.

 

If you are interested, please send your expression of interest and vita to nominatenowlrrt@gmail.comby Friday, January 18, 2019

 

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Call for Proposals: Diversity Research Grant Program

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

 

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: a cover letter, a one-page vita for each of the researchers involved (including ALA membership number, the Principal Investigator should hold ALA membership), a concise abstract of the project and a description of the project detailing the justification and needs for the research project, research objectives, expected outcomes and benefits and a budget plan and timeline on the provided template.

 

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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Library Director, Ames Public Library, Ames, IA

Join Ames Public Library's team of passionate staff, engaged volunteers, and diverse partners in the heart of our vibrant community.

Ames Public Library's mission is to connect people to the world of ideas--in our recently-expanded building, on our Bookmobile, through outreach, and of course digitally.

We are looking for a director that understands the changing role of a modern public library, inspires creativity and innovation, supports the welcoming and inclusive environment that our community expects and celebrates, and nurtures connections with community partners and leaders.

 

Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on February 11th.

Under the administrative direction of the Ames Public Library Board of Trustees and in cooperation with city officials, the Library Director plans, directs, and coordinates all Library fiscal, operational and personnel activities to achieve the Library mission, goals and objectives within the context of community need and priorities; performs related work as required.


Specific Job Duties Include:

  • Plans, directs, coordinates, and assures the efficiency and effectiveness of all Library operations, facilities, services, collections and programs
  • Provides information, alternatives and recommendations regarding policy and service issues to the Library Board
  • Implements Board decisions
  • Develops protocol and procedures for Library operations, services, and programs
  • Develops and implements methods to measure community needs and Library effectiveness
  • Develops and implements short and long term strategic plans
  • Represents the Library in interactions with City administration, including active participation as a member of the City Manager's Executive Leadership Team
  • Prepares and presents reports to the City Manager and City Council

  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other governmental agencies, civic and community groups and the general public
  • Acts as liaison with a variety of local, regional and statewide organizations to develop collaborative relationships and promote the goals and objectives of the Library
  • Makes public presentations
  • Responds to public inquiries and complaints
  • Represents the Library in professional organizations and on local boards and committees

  • Directs the selection, training, performance review and discipline of Library employees
  • Develops Library staff as a strong team through leadership, mentoring and providing staff development opportunities
  • Communicates with staff to determine vision and operational needs

  • Directs the preparation, presentation, and administration of the Library budget and capital improvement plan
  • Directs the application for grants and county, state and federal funds to enhance Library programs
  • Ensures proper and efficient use of all Library funds
  • Serves as an ex-officio director and administration support for the board of the Ames Public Library Friends Foundation
  • Advocates for the Library's interests with governmental agencies at the county, state, and federal level
  • Ensures compliance with federal, state and local laws and regulations


Each employee is expected to continually strive to bring shared values to life through our Excellence Through People organizational culture. ETP values include committing to continuous improvement, inspiring creativity and innovation, being customer driven, making data-driven decisions, championing employee involvement, striving for excellence, having fiscal stewardship, acting with honesty and integrity, exhibiting leadership, choosing a positive attitude, respecting one another, promoting safety and wellness, and cultivating teamwork. For leaders, this includes creating a work culture that brings these values to life. For all employees, this includes maintaining a Total City Perspective. The purpose of ETP is to deliver exceptional services to the public at the best price, and for employees to experience an enjoyable and stimulating work environment.

 

                                                                                                                                         

Requirements:

     Education and Experience: Masters of Library Science degree from a graduate school accredited by the American Library Association required. Must have seven years of increasingly responsible experience in public library management, including three years at the senior staff or management level.

     Licenses and Certificates: Public Library Certification by the State Library of Iowa (for further information, see www.statelibraryofiowa.org/ld/c-d/cert/director-certification/copy_of_table-layout-director-cert).


For more information about this opportunity, please visit www.AmesPublicLibrary.org/Director

                     

To apply, please visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cityofames/jobs/2285555/library-director

 

 

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Librarian II/Specialist II, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York, NY

Founded in 1925 and named a National Historic Landmark in 2017, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is one of the world's leading cultural institutions devoted to the collection, preservation, and study of materials focused on African American, African Diaspora, and African experiences. The Schomburg Center, featuring diverse programming and collections spanning over 10 million items, has for over nine decades illuminated the richness of black history, arts, and experience worldwide. As a key part of one of the largest public library systems in the world, the Schomburg Center is committed to maximizing free and public access to its collections, exhibitions, educational activities, and much of its programming. 

 

The Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division enables researchers to work directly with original, rare, and unique source materials. Beginning with rare treasures from Arturo Alfonso Schomburg's personal holdings, the collection has grown since Arturo Schomburg's collection was acquired in 1926. Today, the Division holds more than 5,000 rare books, nearly 1,000 manuscript collections, and 15,000 pieces of sheet music and rare printed material, with more added annually.

 

The Librarian II/Specialist II is responsible for providing reference services in the Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division and providing basic reference services and assisting with collection processing in the Art and Artifacts Division. The reference librarian interfaces with the public and the research community, performing an important public service function within the Schomburg Center and the field itself. The reference librarian will work 35 hours per week to be scheduled between Monday and Saturday, 10:00am-6:00pm, and some evenings and weekends as required. Schedule is subject to change.

 

Principal Responsibilities

Reporting to Curator of Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books and working closely with the Curator of Art & Artifacts, the Reference Librarian will:

 

Public Services - Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division (80%)

  • Provide onsite reference and referral services, written and remote reference assistance, and subject expertise in the Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division of the Schomburg Center 
  • Provide in-depth research assistance to users via one-on-one consultations
  • Participate in outreach activities such as class visits, group presentations, and donor and membership tours
  • Update and create content for Web pages, user guides and training materials
  • Maintain a personal program of continuous education and professional development
  • Perform other duties as required

 

Reference Service and Collection Processing - Art and Artifacts Division (20%)

  • Respond to basic reference inquiries
  • Log new accessions into the ephemeral and material culture collections
  • Maintain the Artist Files research resource

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited Master's degree in library, archival or information studies, or Master's degree in liberal arts or humanities and successful completion of archival training
  • Knowledge of African American, African and African diasporan history
  • Demonstrated experience providing reference service in a library or archival repository
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Successfully demonstrated initiative, accuracy, attention to detail, judgment, and ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment
  • Demonstrated digital literacy skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of archival theory, practice, and national and international standards and best practices.
  • Advanced degree in any of the following: African American History/Studies/Literature, Africana Studies, or cultural studies

 

Physical Duties

  • Limited physical effort is required
  • Light lifting required, including shifting ofoversize folders and containers
  • Lifting up to 40 lbs. required
  • May require travel within NYC
  • Daily use of a computer
  • Pushing/pulling fully loaded book carts and racks

 

Starting Salary

USD $52,248.00/Yr.

Union / Non Union

Local 1930


To view the full position and apply, please click here. 

 

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Community Engagement Archivist/Librarian, University of North Carolina - Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

The J. Murrey Atkins Library at UNC Charlotte is seeking a Community Engagement Archivist to initiate and carry out collaborations in the Greater Charlotte region that support the mission of Special Collections & University Archives to preserve and share Charlotte's diverse history. Our oral history and manuscript collection strengths include civil rights and LGBTQ+ history, neighborhood planning and urban development, education, politics, and motorsports.

 

Position Overview: 

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte recognizes the differentiation of mission, goals, and objectives inherent in the diversity of disciplines represented by its colleges and departments. Thus, the job responsibilities and essential functions for library faculty should be interpreted in the context of the Library's strategic plan.

Library faculty engage in service to the University, community, and profession. We create physical and digital environments that encourage learning and innovation, build and preserve collections, support research, and advance scholarship. We provide access to and promote the discovery of information. We help our communities become proficient information users and lifelong learners. Library faculty serve current and future UNCCharlotte students, faculty, staff, alumni, and members of the Greater Charlotte and global community by sustaining the intellectual and creative life, and facilitating lifelong learning, discovery, and engagement.

Library faculty are expected to collaborate within the Library and beyond in the performance of professional duties that may include, but are not limited to: selecting, organizing, preserving, and facilitating access to materials; supporting teaching, learning, and research; providing outreach to the campus and community; and developing and maintaining digital and technological innovations.

Library faculty participate in scholarly research, creative endeavors, and professional activities to serve the Library, the University, and the information professions. Library faculty are strongly encouraged to pursue external funding for library-related initiatives.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Engages individuals, families, and organizations in the greater Charlotte region in efforts to preserve and share the region's diverse history through projects involving manuscripts, oral histories, and/or community archives.
  • Provides reference and instruction services in the Special Collections & University Archives reading room (10-12 hours/week).
  • Engages with faculty and colleagues to promote and support the inclusion of community archives and public history-related service-learning initiatives into the curriculum.
  • In collaboration with colleagues in the Library, plans events and conducts other outreach activities to raise community awareness of Special Collections and University Archives materials and services.
  • Assists with creating social media posts, community relations, and exhibits.
  • May contribute to arrangement, description, and/or digitization activities in the unit.
  • Engages in professional service and scholarship.
  • Participates in committees and faculty governance in the Library and on campus.
  • May supervise temporary staff and/or students.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Qualifications: 

The minimum academic credential required for applicants for faculty positions in Atkins Library is completion of a master's degree in the field of library and information science from a program accredited by the American Library Association by time of interview.

Graduation with master's degree in a specialized area directly relevant to the position description may be an acceptable substitute in certain situations if approved by the Dean. A second masters in another discipline or an earned doctorate is highly desirable.

     Preferred: 

  • Minimum one year of experience working in an archival or library setting (including internships, student and volunteer work, community archiving, etc.)
  • Commitment to continuous personal and professional improvement in cultural diversity competence.
  • Commitment to fostering an environment of mutual respect and inclusion in the community, reading room, classroom and workplace.
  • Ability to initiate and lead collaborations with diverse constituencies.
  • Familiarity with community archiving and oral history concepts, ethics, and practices.
  • Experience providing services to the public in a library, archives, retail, food service, nonprofit, government, or other setting.
  • Demonstrated interest in the history of culture and people of the South.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.


For more information and to apply: jobs.uncc.edu/postings/25353

 

As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups.

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Call for Essays: The Brenda S. Banks Travel Award

The Brenda S. Banks Travel Award Subcommittee invites applications for a new Society of American Archivists (SAA) award. The Brenda S. Banks Travel Award recognizes and acknowledges individuals of color, such as those of African, Asian, Latinx, Native American, Alaska Native, or Pacific Islander descent, who are employed in archives and who manifest an interest in becoming active members of SAA. Recipients receive full complimentary registration and related expenses for hotel and travel to attend the SAA Annual Meeting during the year in which the award is received. In addition, recipients receive a complimentary one-year membership in SAA.

This award supports the objectives of SAA's Archivists and Archives of Color Section's objectives:

  • Providing individuals of color employed in archives with an opportunity for professional development and networking through engagement with SAA; and
  • Promoting increased participation in SAA by individuals of color employed in an archives by exposing first-time Annual Meeting attendees to the experience of attending national meetings and encouraging them to join and remain members of the organization.

Created in 2017, the award is named in honor of Brenda S. Banks, Fellow and Past President of SAA and co-founder of the Archivists and Archives of Color Section. The award is sponsored by SAA's Archivists and Archives of Color Section and funded through the SAA Foundation.


Application Requirements:

Recipients will be selected based on the strength of their personal statement/essay. Personal statements/essays must be no more than 500 words and will be evaluated on:

  • Overall clarity;
  • Understanding of professional goals and experience with and/or commitment to working with, or documenting and preserving the histories of communities of color;
  • Description of the benefits of attending the SAA Annual Meeting; and
  • Explanation of commitment to SAA, diversity and inclusion, and the profession.

In addition, applicants must include a current CV or resume.

 

To be eligible, the applicant:

  • Must be of American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander descent;
  • Must be currently employed in an archives; and
  • Shall not have previously attended an SAA Annual Meeting.

Click here to preview the application and/or to apply.

 

Applications must be received by February 28, 2019.

Questions? Please direct them to Margarita Vargas-Betancourt, Ph.D., Chair of the Brenda S. Banks Travel Award Subcommittee, mvargasb@ufl.edu or (352) 273-2692.

 

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Reference Librarian Instructor, Highline College, Des Moines, WA

Highline College (located in Des Moines, Washington) is recruiting for a full-time, 9‑month tenure‑track Reference Librarian position (linkstarting fall quarter, September 17, 2019.  The reference librarian will provide research assistance and individualized instruction to students, faculty, staff, and the public. The reference librarian will collaborate with discipline faculty to teach information literacy to students in variety of classes across the curriculum including BAS (Bachelor of Applied Science) classes. As a member of the reference department, the librarian will share responsibility for collection development.  The reference librarian will provide support to improve equity and student achievement, specifically to cohorts of underserved students. The reference department is instrumental in leading open educational resources (OER) use and expansion. The reference librarian is service oriented, requiring excellent social, communication, and collaboration skills.  


Highline College is situated in a diverse community just 20 minutes south of Seattle where we serve a student population of over 70% students of color, representing over 35 nations and more than 100 languages. It ranks fifth in the nation for racial and ethnic diversity for public colleges. The college embraces equity, inclusion, and social justice, with the core goals of Student Attainment, Diversity, Community Engagement, and Sustainability.



For a more detailed description of the position and qualifications, and to apply, please view the position at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/highline/jobs/2298624/reference-librarian-instructor-tenure-track.

To ensure full consideration, please follow instructions carefully and fill out the online form completely including the supplemental question regarding diversity. 

Deadline to apply is February 8, 2019 at 4pm.

 

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Project Catalogers (Short-Term Contract), The Donohue Group, Inc., Windsor, CT

The Donohue Group, Inc. (DGI) has immediate full-time contract positions available (37.5 hours/week) for a short-term cataloging project in the Boston area. Project is expected to begin in February 2019 and continue into July 2019.

 

Duties: Perform copy and original (brief record) cataloging on a variety of materials. 

 

Required qualifications

  • MLS (ALA accredited) OR equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience; fluency in English. Candidates musthave recent experience in original and copy cataloging. Familiarity and recent work experience with RDA, AACR2, LC classification, LCSH, OCLC and MARC editing. 
  • Extreme attention to detail, a willingness to ask questions, and the ability to adapt to changing project specifications. Productivity and accuracy will be monitored and must be maintained. 
  • Ability to work well in a team environment, get up to speed quickly and navigate smoothly through various software programs. 

 

Compensation: $17.50 per hour. Those with the ability to commit to the full project timeline will be given preference. 

 

Note: This project includes materials in a variety of languages. Applicants with experience cataloging in languages other than English are encouraged to apply. 

 

To Apply: Please email cover letter (highlighting language competencies) and resume to: Pat McCurdy-Crescimanno, MLS, Manager, Business Development, The Donohue Group, Inc. at dgijobs@dgiinc.com. 

 

Address: The Donohue Group, Inc., 41 Mechanic Street, Windsor, CT 06095. 

Website: https://www.dgiinc.com/careers/

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Data Librarian and Assistant/Associate Professor, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

The University Libraries at Western Michigan University seeks candidates for the position of Data Librarian. This exciting new opportunity supports Western Michigan University's commitment to be a learner centered, discovery driven, and globally engaged institution by supporting campus efforts in three key areas: cultivating and participating in campus research collaborations, consulting with researchers, and delivering educational programming.

 

Responsibilities:

The Data Librarian will lead new library efforts to support the emerging data needs for a wide range of stakeholders, such as campus researchers, students, and the Office of the Vice President for Research. This new role will define the future of data services within WMU libraries, work to identify campus needs, and develop a new service portfolio to assist the campus community on how to better use, manage, communicate, and preserve data. The Librarian will develop new partnerships to increase the visibility and usability of data resources, support scholarly communications, and deliver instruction on best and emerging practices.

 

As a tenure track, fiscal-year (12 month) appointment, the Librarian will report to the Associate Dean for Resources and Digital Strategies and work as a team member in the Research Services Department. This innovative new area is responsible for the curation, preservation, and promotion of specialized collections, planning and executing digital projects, and providing research and educational services to support of specific program areas. The position will participate in library-wide activities and committees and may also supervise staff.

 

In support of the Libraries' commitment to professional development, the Librarian will enjoy many opportunities to develop a professional record. Travel funding will be provided, with support for presenting at conferences, publishing in professional publications, and developing leadership experience. 

 

Requirements:

A master's degree from a graduate program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) or an international equivalent as identified by ALA is required. Candidates with advanced graduate coursework or professional experience are encouraged to apply.


Required Applicant Documents:

Cover Letter highlighting your qualifications
Curriculum Vitae
List of References 

Please use the following link to view the full job description and apply. 

 

Visit https://wmich.edu/hr/jobs for further information regarding the position requirements and application procedures. Review of applications will begin February 11, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.



Location:

The position will be based on Western Michigan University's main campus in Kalamazoo, MI. The expected start date is summer 2019.

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has placed WMU among the 76 public institutions in the nation designated as research universities with high research activities.

Western Michigan University is located midway between Chicago and Detroit in the vibrant community of Kalamazoo, Michigan. Known as a center for innovative health sciences research and the home of two nationally-ranked institutions of higher learning--Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College--Kalamazoo enjoys being a center for higher education and the sixth largest metropolitan area in Michigan. Kalamazoo is home of the nationally recognized Kalamazoo Promise, where graduates of Kalamazoo Public Schools receive free tuition to attend public and private colleges in Michigan. Kalamazoo offers a wealth of cultural and recreational activities, including numerous outdoor recreation activities, unique commerce and shopping, and numerous cultural organizations. For more information, please visit:https://wmich.edu/about/kalamazoo

 

Western Michigan University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities and all other qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

 

 

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Simmons University PhD in Library and Information Science, Simmons University, Boston, MA

We are happy to announce that we have extended our Fall 2019 PhD application deadline until February 1, 2019.


Our Boston-based program is composed of a cohesive and collaborative cohort. Students work with faculty to tailor the program to their interests and career goals. Doctoral studies can be conducted at various intersections of setting, audience, and activity. Cultural heritage, preservation, information literacy, diversity and inclusion in LIS services, information behavior research, usability and user experience research, and community informatics are some examples of study areas which our current students and graduates have explored. 

We offer scholarships, fellowships and teaching assistantships for top applicants, including the Thomas J. Galvin '56LS Endowed Scholarship fund. The Committee on Doctoral Studies reviews and approves financial support for research projects and travel reimbursement.


There's still time to complete your application by February 1 and join our vibrant community in the Fall 2019 semester. To apply, please click here. 

 

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John Foster and Janet Avery Dulles Archival Fellowship, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

The Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, a unit of Princeton University Library's Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, offers the John Foster and Janet Avery Dulles Archival Fellowship for one graduate student each year. This fellowship provides a summer of work experience for a graduate student interested in pursuing an archival career.

 

The 2019 Fellow will gain experience in both technical and public services. The Fellow will work under the guidance of Annalise Berdini, Digital Archivist, Amanda Ferrara, Public Services Project Archivist, and Valencia L. Johnson,  Project Archivist for Student Life. Projects for 2019 will include processing the Richard Holbrooke papers, collaborating with staff on digital processing projects, participating in the reference rotation, answering remote reference inquiries, with the potential for other projects such as assisting in the installation of a campus exhibit, and other duties as assigned. Previous fellows and their work are listed on our website.

 

The 10 to 12-week fellowship program provides a stipend of $950 per week. In addition, fellows are expected to attend the Society of American Archivists' annual conference in Austin, Texas in August; travel, registration, and hotel costs to conference will be reimbursed. The fellowship program is flexible in its start date: the fellow may start the program as early as May. The total length of the fellowship must equal at least 10 weeks but no more than 12 weeks, not including the travel week at the annual conference of the Society of American Archivists, and will conclude by the beginning of September.

 

Requirements: Successful completion of at least 12 graduate semester hours (or the equivalent) applied toward an advanced degree in archives, library or information management, American history, American studies, or museum studies; demonstrated interest in the archival profession; and good organizational and communication skills. Applicants within one year of completing their graduate degree are also eligible to apply. The Library highly encourages applicants from under-represented communities to apply. 

 

The Mudd Library houses the Princeton University Archives and a collection of 20th-century public policy papers. The more than 35,000 linear feet of archival and manuscript material are widely used by local, national, and international researchers. More than 2,000 visitors use the Mudd Library reading room each year and its staff field some 2,000 remote reference inquiries annually. For more information about the Mudd Manuscript Library visit: http://rbsc.princeton.edu/mudd

 

To apply: Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and two letters of recommendation to mudd@princeton.edu. Any questions about the application process or position can be sent to the same email. 

 

Applications must be received by Monday, March 1, 2019 at 5 pm. Zoom interviews will be conducted with the top candidates and the successful candidate will be notified by April 5, 2019.

 

Please note: University housing will not be available to the successful candidate. Interested applicants should consider their housing options carefully and may wish to consult the TigerTrade, the online campus bulletin board or the Princeton University Off-campus Housing websitefor more information on this topic.

 

Princeton University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

 

 

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Call for Papers: The Third International Congress of Digital Archives

Since 2015, the International Congress of Digital Archives has emerged as the benchmark forum for the analysis, discussion and presentation of research, technological developments and proposals to preserve long-term sound and audiovisual content in digital files.

 

The First International Conference on Sustainable Digital Archives. Conservation and Access to the Sounds and Images of the Future, focused on reflections relating to long-term digital presevation. 

In 2017, the Second Congress had, as its central theme, Connecting Knowledge of Libraries, Archives, Museums and Galleries (BAMG) for Digital Preservation in order to motivate the generation of collaborative projects and proposals relating to BAMG collaboration, to assist with digital preservation. 

In 2019, the issue to be addressed will be Shaping the Future: Artificial Intelligence and Big Data for Digital Preservation of Sound and Audiovisual Content. With this theme, we seek to promote the use of these technological tools in the creation, development, and social use of digital files in the coming decades.

 

We are pleased to present the Call for the Third International Congress of Digital Archives. On the following link (in Spanish) you will find complete information: http://difusion.iibi.unam.mx/CIADIII/page1.html

 

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Part Time Reference Librarian, Endicott College, Beverly, MA

Title: Part Time Reference Librarian

Type: Staff, Part-Time

 

Hours: 11 hours per week academic year. These hours are typically split between two reference librarians, each working two weekends per month.

 

Start Date: TBD

Date Posted: 1/9/2019

Description: Professional position that provides weekend reference and interlibrary loan services to the campus community and assists with circulation operations at point of need.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Assists and instructs library users using print and online resources
  • Provides interlibrary loan services
  • Provides supervision and technical support for electronic databases
  • Conducts library orientations/tours upon request
  • Assists circulation staff at point of need, including
  • Staffing circulation desk
  • Circulating library materials
  • Creating and maintaining patron records
  • Communicating and maintaining library policies
  • Resolving circulation problems

 

Qualifications:

  • MLS from an ALA-accredited institution preferred
  • MLS Degree candidate with academic library experience considered
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office required

 

This is a 10-month position.

To apply, please send a letter of application, resume and names and phone numbers of three references to:

 

Endicott College

Human Resources

376 Hale Street, Beverly, MA 01915

FAX: (978) 927-0084

E-mail: humanresources@endicott.edu

AA/EOE

 

Endicott College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).

 

Endicott College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and is committed to the principles of equal employment and complies with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations advancing equal employment. The College's objective is to employ individuals qualified and/or trainable for open positions by virtue of job-related education, training, experience, and qualifications without regard to sex, race, religion, color, age, physical disability, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin or citizenship, veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other status protected by law.

 

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Subject Librarian for Physical Sciences, Mathematics & Statistics, Computer Science and Engineering, University at Albany Libraries, 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 chemistry, physics, mathematics and statistics, computer science, and engineering. This position supports several programs within the College of Arts and Sciences and the new College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. 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=106095

 

Application deadline: February 13, 2019

 

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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Circulation Supervisor, North Scituate Public Library, North Scituate, RI

North Scituate Public Library is looking for a Circulation Supervisor with a focus on customer service and patron needs.  Must be extremely comfortable with Sierra and be detail oriented.  

 

Staff supervision includes:

  1. Hiring, training and supervising circulation assistants
  2. Creating monthly circ desk schedule
  3. Annual evaluation of circ assistants
  4. Maintaining daily project & assignment list
  5. Assisting with supervision of volunteers assigned to the circ area & shelving

 

Circulation responsibilities include:

  1. Adhering to all circ policies and procedures
  2. Overseeing all material lending functions
  3. Registration of patrons
  4. Tracking overdue materials, reviewing and sending bills for materials
  5. Assessing damaged materials 
  6. Delivering material to homebound patrons as needed
  7. Resolving patron complaints

 

Administrative responsibilities include:

  1. Attending Circ Heads meetings at OSL
  2. Maintaining accurate and current circ and visit statistics
  3. Monthly circulation report and statistics for Director
  4. Monitoring supplies needs

 

Candidates must have a high school diploma or equivalent, Bachelor's Degree preferred.  Must have 3-5 years of public library experience, with supervisory experience strongly preferred.  

This is a 33.5 hour per week (part-time) position, with regular Monday through Friday hours; flexibility is needed for occasional Saturdays and coverage as necessary.  Vacation & sick time are earned, though no medical/dental/vision benefits are available.

 

Apply to:

Julie@ScituateLibrary.org or Julie Lepore

North Scituate Public Library

606 W Greenville Rd

North Scituate RI 02857

 

Primary consideration will be given to resumes received by January 25.

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Assistant to the Executive Director, Sno-Isle Libraries, Marysville, 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.

 

Assistant to the Executive Director

Location: Service Center (Marysville)
Pay Range: $6,075.33 - $8,413.60 Monthly
Hours per week: 40
Job Requisition: 15322

Closing Date: February 1, 2019


Job Summary:
Provides high level administrative support to the Library Executive Director, Board of Trustees, and Leadership Team. Incumbent operates in an environment characterized by involvement in broad system-wide issues and interaction with a variety of internal and external stakeholders on complex, confidential and sensitive matters. Performs a wide variety of administrative functions that affect District-wide issues which require the independent managing of multiple tasks and projects with competing priorities and deadlines. Other tasks include the screening and prioritizing of communications from external and internal sources, developing internal and external contacts throughout the organization and communities, and maintaining the administrative processes and public records for the Library District and Library Capital Facility Areas.

Essential Functions:
Provides administrative support for the Executive Director to include calendar management, phone screening, both internal and external meeting scheduling, travel and conference arrangements, travel reimbursement preparation, correspondence and report preparation.

Provides administrative support for the Board of Trustees to include monthly Board meeting materials and agenda preparation, meeting minutes, record keeping, accuracy review of staff reports, distribution and mailing, incoming and outgoing correspondence, conference and travel arrangements, and expense report preparation.

Maintains positive relationships with community stakeholders, local government officials, and local library advisory boards and Friends groups.

May represent the Executive Director at meetings.

Provides Library District record maintenance to include the annexation agreements with cities, external contracts document log, central filing system, record retention, and information required for State audits.

Provides support for the Library District's Capital Facility Areas (LCFAs) to include the coordination with County officials to schedule meetings, preparation of meeting agendas, meeting minutes, resolutions, and essential documents, as well as record management and maintenance.

Works directly with attorney(s) to prepare official documents for LCFA governing bodies.

Provides grammatical and content editing of external and district-wide documents for Communications Director, Administrative Services Director, and other departments.

Prepares worksheets, tables, and makes statistical calculations for budget documents and other financial records.

Develops and maintains District-wide stakeholder contact database to include data gathering, analysis, and report preparation.

Initiates projects, research assignments, budget management, administration procedures and activities as well as the production and review of documents, reports, and financial information for the Executive Director as directed.

Ensures that stakeholder information is passed from or to the Executive Director accurately and in a timely manner and that those important decisions/actions are not delayed or mismanaged.

 

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Assistant Librarian (Electronic Resources Librarian), Utah State University, Logan, UT

Open Date: 12/18/2018 

Review Date: 01/17/2019 

Job Category: Faculty 

Department: Library & Information Services 

College/Unit: Library & Instructional Support 

Location: Logan Campus 

Posting Duration: Open Until Filled 

 

Position Summary:

This position manages the Libraries' collection of electronic resources and works collaboratively with stakeholders throughout the Library, University, and consortia as needed. The Libraries provide a combination of owned, subscribed, on-­demand, and Open Access materials through local and consortial arrangements. The Electronic Resources Librarian plays a key role in day-to-day operations by maintaining various points of access to these materials, including through local systems and vendor interfaces. This position provides leadership for navigating the complex, ever­changing role of electronic resources and communicating those changes to the institution. A paraprofessional dedicated to electronic resources supports the work of this position as do a number of collegial and collaborative cross-functional committees. The position reports to the Head of Collection Management & Resource Sharing and is a tenure-track Assistant Librarian position with a scholarship requirement and generous support for presenting at professional conferences.  The Electronic Resources Librarian is a 12-month position with an anticipated start date of May/June 2019.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates the acquisition and management of electronic resources
  • Collaborates with the Collection Development Librarian and department liaisons to assess and coordinate renewals and selection of new resources
  • Provides top-level support for e-­resource troubleshooting and ensures ongoing usability and accessibility
  • Promotes the Libraries' resources and provides trainings to Library employees
  • Manages administrative metadata in local and third­-party systems and knowledgebases (Innovative ERM, Encore Duet, Serials Solutions, etc.)
  • Negotiates and tracks licenses
  • Assists in budget projections
  • Works scheduled hours at the Research Help Desk

 

Dept/College Highlights:

Utah State University is a multi-campus land-grant institution serving a student population of 29,000. The main campus is situated in the beautiful Cache Valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City and offers an affordable cost of living.  USU is just minutes from two mountain ranges and within a half-day's drive of six national parks, providing a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities. The University benefits from the Merrill-Cazier Library, a beautiful, recently constructed building with an automatic retrieval system, allowing for creative and student-centered uses of space. 

Utah State University offers a competitive benefits package including medical and dental with a 14.2% retirement contribution by the University, and 22 days/year vacation.

 

Qualifications:

     Minimum Qualifications:

  • ALA-­accredited MLS degree before hire date
  • Ability to gather, analyze, and report data
  • Demonstrated collaboration and teamwork skills
  • Excellent communication skills, including listening, writing, and speaking
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and perform complicated tasks with minimal supervision
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing assignments and needs

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in an academic or research library
  • Demonstrated technical-support skills
  • Familiarity with current issues in electronic resources
  • Experience training or teaching
  • Familiarity with technical standards and formats relevant to electronic resources such as SUSHI, OpenURL, and COUNTER, link resolvers, proxy authentication, and discovery platforms
  • Experience working with integrated library systems, such as Innovative Interface's library system Sierra
  • Familiarity with or experience administering an electronic resources management system (ERMS)

 

Opportunity Type: Full-Time w/benefits package 

Percent of Time or Hours per Week: 100 

Advertised Salary:

Salary commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits, including an additional annual retirement contribution of 14.2% of salary. 

Required Documents (The names and contact information of 3 references will be collected during the application process):

Cover Letter, Resume/CV

 

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

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(Part-Time) Library Assistant II, Waltham Public Library, Waltham, MA

Waltham Public Library - Children's Department

Part-time Library Assistant II - Specialist

 

Enthusiastic individual wanted to work in a busy, team-oriented MLN member library serving a diverse, urban community with an excellent collection of print, audio-visual and online resources.

 

Qualifications include:  

  • Associates Degree or 2 years of post-high school education
  • 6 months of computer experience
  • 1 year of experience working with the public, or any equivalent combination
  • Strong interest in working with children and families
  • Ability to perform under pressure
  • Ability to work with library staff and a diverse general public in a tactful and courteous manner
  • Good problem solving and computer skills
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.
  • Must pass a pre-employment physical with drug and alcohol screening, a Criminal Offenders Record Information (CORI) and a background check. Full description available at Human Resources Department.

 

Duties include:  

  • Helping children and families locate materials and information
  • Providing story hours for pre-school children
  • Answering telephones
  • Checking items in and out
  • Delivering materials to day care centers
  • Registering patrons
  • Account maintenance and other general Children's desk duties as assigned

 

Preferred qualifications: Fluency in Spanish, Chinese, Haitian Creole or Portuguese; facility with social media, familiarity with III Sierra software. 

 

19 hours per week

Weekly schedule to include a morning and afternoon and a minimum of two evenings/week, plus a minimum of one Saturday and one Sunday per month including July & August.

 

$26.10 per hour, pro-rated paid time off

No health or retirement benefits

  

Deadline to apply: February 8, 2019

 

Qualified candidates should submit, preferably in one complete pdf file:

  • Completed City of Waltham employment application 

              ( https://www.city.waltham.ma.us/human-resources-department )

  • Three letters of professional reference 

(Must be less than 2 yrs old. Also must be signed or sent directly from source)

  • Resume
  • Letter of interest to:

         Mary Gullotti

         Human Resources Department, 119 School Street, Waltham, MA         02451

         MGullotti@city.waltham.ma.us  /  781-314-3356

 

  The Waltham Public Library is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.               

 

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Library Media Specialist, Learning Prep School, West Newton, MA

Title - Library Media Specialist

UFR Title: 134

 

Qualifications:

  • Valid Massachusetts Library Media Specialist certification preferred
  • Bachelor's Degree in Library Science preferred
  • Minimum 3 years' experience in a school library media setting preferred

 

Reports to: High School Principal

 

Job Goal: To support, extend and individualize the school's educational program by ensuring that all

 members of the school community have equitable access to all types of media.

 

Responsibilities:

     1. Manages the library media center, to include the building and maintaining of educational resources, the scheduling of use, and the running of all daily operation systems.

     2. Participates in appropriate school-wide professional development and outreach to ensure the integration of these services and resources in classroom instruction.

     3. Designs, implements, and shares educational resources to facilitate the development of media and information services in the school.

    4. Maintains an environment that promotes the joy of reading, invites inquiry, and enables intellectual productivity.

    5. Remains current on the latest library/media specialist best practices.

 

Work Year: 186 days


To Apply: 

Applicants must send a resume and cover letter to: 

Cate Wilson
HR Manager
This position will be open until filled. As part of the application process, the Learning Prep School conducts CORI and fingerprinting background checks.  



Note: The above job description reflects the general requirements necessary to describe the principle functions or responsibilities of the job identified and shall not be interpreted as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job, either at present or in the future.

 

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Legal Research and Knowledge Librarian, Hinckley Allen LLP, Boston, MA

Our Boston office has an opportunity for an experienced Legal Research and Knowledge Librarian.  The Legal Research and Knowledge Librarian supports legal and business research needs of the attorneys and professional staff, and contributes to Knowledge Management initiatives that improve access to all types of firm information. 

 

Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Maintains working knowledge of the library's electronic and print collections, interlibrary loan availability, and other resources as appropriate
  • Conducts in-depth research for a wide range of practice areas including corporate, litigation, real estate, and construction ; analyzes and synthesizes research ; provides written summary of research findings  
  • Contributes to the firm's information distribution strategy via the portal; governs portal contributions from departments and practice groups ; advises on new delivery strategies
  • Investigates creative uses of research tools to improve work processes, makes process recommendations, and develops training resources for library users including on-demand training, pathfinders, and other portal access points
  • Prepares product usage reports using QuickView, PowerInvoice, and other tools
  • Performs regular monitoring of news, dockets, legislative and regulatory changes, and other subject areas as needed; prepares related alerts and communications
  • Locates documents using firm subscriptions and external resources via interlibrary loan
  • Participates in data validation projects as needed
  • Assists with daily maintenance of Boston library

 

Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Library and/or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution  
  • 5 or more years of experience in a law firm library is required
  • Proficiency using online legal and business research tools
  • Experience in the design and maintenance of a Sharepoint portal preferred
  • Strong problem-solving and organizational skills with ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work independently and to collaborate as a part of a cross-functional team
  • Candidate must have excellent communication skills, a professional demeanor, and an innovative mind-set

 

Interested candidates should send a resume, brief statement of interest, qualifications, and availability to koboy@hinckleyallen.com

 

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Call for Papers: ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) 2019

ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries
June 2-6, 2019 - Urbana-Champaign, IL
Curated Knowledge. Connected People. Extraordinary Results. 


Updated Deadline: January 25, 2019


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


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

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

 

We invite submissions in many forms: short papers, long papers, panels, posters, tutorials, and workshops. We also host a Doctoral Consortium.


Submission Deadlines: 
Jan. 25, 2019 - Tutorial, workshop, full paper and short paper, and consortium submissions
Jan. 29, 2019 - Panel, poster and demonstration submissions


Submissions are to be made in electronic format via the conference's EasyChair submission page. Please see the conference website for more details: https://2019.jcdl.org/

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Library Director, Newmarket Public Library, Newmarket, NH

The Newmarket Public Library Board of Trustees is seeking a Library Director who is experienced, enthusiastic, innovative, and very public service orientated. The Director oversees a staff of seven part-time employees, a collection of approximately 39,000 book and media items, and an annual budget of 315,183.

 

Duties:

The Library Director reports to the Board of Trustees and plans, implements, and manages all services to the public; including library operations, personnel selection and supervision, collection development, establishing new programming that is innovative, creative and responsive to the needs of the community, policy management, annual budget preparation and fiscal management of the library facility.

 

Qualifications:  

Applicants must have an ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library Science, strong communication skills and minimum of three years of increasingly advanced public library administrative and supervisory experience.

 

The candidate should be well organized, have excellent written and verbal skills, be current with the lastest technological resources; preferably have experience with The Library Corporation's automation system; have the ability to oversee the library's website; have the ability to establish working relationships with town officials, community leaders and boards, and the general public to provide a community-centered library for the town of Newmarket.

 

To view the job description, go to the library website http://newmarketlibrary.org/index.html. 

Deadline:  

Applications need to be received by January 23, 2019

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resumé and three professional references to:

Mary Mahoney, Chair, Board of Trustees

Newmarket Public Library

1 Elm Street

Newmarket, NH  03857


                      Newmarket is an equal opportunity employer.

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Library/Archives Intern, The Roxbury Latin School, Boston, MA

The Roxbury Latin School seeks a responsible and energetic intern to work with the librarian processing archival materials, digitizing materials, and performing general library tasks.

Availability: 1 position for the remainder of the academic year (January 2019  - May 2019)

Hours: Flexible (any hours per week during school hours 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.)

Salary: volunteer with possibility of paid internship in the summer of 2019/Fall 2019

Must be a current student in an ALA-accredited graduate program in library/information science. Ability to learn quickly, take initiative, and work independently required.

This position entails a background check.

Responsibilities:

  • Tag and coordinate digitized archival and born-digital materials
  • Scan print materials for digital asset management system and related delivery systems
  • Prepare and describe archival materials
  • Process archival and manuscript materials, unpublished and published, in analog and electronic formats
  • Catalog library materials for Follett Destiny (training supplied)
  • Perform other duties as required

Requirements: 

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to work with accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to process digital media and born-digital files

To apply, please submit a resume and letter of interest to:

Christopher Heaton

Christopher.Heaton@RoxburyLatin.org

 

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Digital Programs Intern, Boston Athenaeum, Boston, MA

The Boston Athenæum seeks a motivated intern for the Digital Programs Department who will play an important role in digitizing materials in the Athenaeum's collection. Reporting to the Head of Digital Programs, the intern will work closely with a various forms of technology to photograph and digitize prints, photographs, paintings, and ephemera, and accurately apply existing metadata to their digital surrogates. The ideal candidate will be organized, hard-working, ambitious, and will have a strong focus in digital photography.

This position will start in January 2019.
Hours: Flexible schedule; About 14 - 20 hours per week.

Compensation: $13 per hour; paid sick time; free membership concurrent with employment and one year following date of departure; no other benefits.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Scanning/photographing bound books, flat documents, prints, photographs, paintings and sculptures.
  • Performing post-production work on surrogates.
  • Transferring existing metadata from the online catalog into a Dublin Core template, and providing links between the catalog and ContendDM, the digital asset management system.
  • Creating online collections and records in ContentDM.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Submit to and pass background check, including criminal history, personal references, employment verifications and Department of Motor Vehicles (if applicable).
  • Must be currently enrolled in an ALA accredited library science graduate program.
  • Digital photography experience strongly preferred.
  • Working knowledge of current cataloging practices.
  • Knowledge of Qualified Dublin Core metadata fields.
  • Must be detail oriented with strong research skills.
  • Working knowledge of and/or experience in digital photography and scanning, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Acrobat, strongly considered.
  • Commitment to fostering a workplace culture of teamwork and inclusion.

 

To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to Patricia Boulos via e-mail at: boulos@bostonathenaeum.org.

The Boston Athenæum is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage individuals of diverse backgrounds to apply, and are committed to hiring individuals who value a diverse and inclusive work environment.

 

About the Boston Athenaeum:

Founded in 1807 as "a fountain, at which all, who choose, may gratify their thirst for knowledge," the Boston Athenæum has evolved into a beloved subscription library, specializing in history, biography, literature, and art. 5,000 Households maintain active memberships in the Athenæum, and enjoy a range of services from individualized reference assistance to superb children's programming, from discussion groups to curated selections of digital and print resources. Tourists and scholars from around the world consult the quarter-million rare items in the collection, which includes George Washington's personal library; an important collection of early American portraits; rich holdings related to the Civil War and documenting New England's build environment; and the Athenæum's own historical archives, attesting to the institution's role in American arts and letters. Each year, the Athenæum offers hundreds of cultural programs-- including lectures, concerts, performances, exhibitions, and tastings--within its exquisite National Historic Landmark structure, widely regarded as one of the most beautiful libraries in the world.

 

 

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Summer 2019 Archives Intern, Pixar Living Archives, Emeryville, CA

This position will provide support to the Pixar Living Archives. You'll work with various members of the Archives team in archiving assorted materials (paintings, drawings, pastels, sculptures, digital files, etc.) from our animated films and historical collection.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Feature Film Processing Project

  • Inventory and organize materials created by feature film art and story departments 
  • Re-house, label and prepare materials for long-term storage
  • Create and update database records to track content and information

Digital Asset Project

  • Assess and organize digital assets in multiple systems toward the goal of archiving for preservation and long-term access
  • Create and update project documentation

Other Tasks May Include:

  • Projects related to the care of pastels, paintings, maquettes
  • Supporting archivists by moving collections between buildings and to/from clients in the studio
  • Support the studio reference library with shelf reading of book and film collections

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Completion of archives track or indexing coursework desirable 
  • Experience working with physical and/or digital archival collections a plus
  • Mac proficiency and experience working with databases (FileMaker Pro a plus)
  • Flexible nature with the ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks/activities simultaneously
  • Excellent people skills with strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong administrative, detail and follow-up skills
  • Creative problem-solving skills, curiosity and motivation

 

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Must be a current student in or recent graduate of a Masters-level program in library science, museum studies or related program
  • Must be available to work full-time Mon - Fri for 12-weeks between May 2019 - August 2019

 

SUBMISSION PROCESS AND APPLICATION MATERIALS:

  • Apply online at pixar.com- no submissions will be accepted via mail or in person (a direct link to the internship can be found here)
  • Attach a single PDF file containing your cover letter and your resume
  • Due to the large number of submissions, we are unable to respond to requests for updates.  You will receive notification of our receipt of your application and when the hiring process is completed

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Sunday, February 10, 2019

 

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National Library of Medicine Associate Fellowship Program, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD

The National Library of Medicine Associate Fellowship is a one-year residency program for recent library science graduates interested in a career in health sciences librarianship. The program combines curriculum and project work and is located at the National Library of Medicine on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

The Associate Fellowship provides knowledge and skills in project work ranging from:

  • Fundamentals of data science, and projects in data wrangling, data analysis, data visualization, programming, and data policy
  • Creation of online tutorials and educational videos, conducting user needs assessments
  • Development of an in-depth understanding of the development, production, implementation of NLM product and services


The Associate Fellowship offers opportunities for professional development through:

  • Participation in lectures, exercises, conferences, short and extended visits to other health sciences libraries
  • Workshops on work style, resume review, negotiation, and presentation skills
  • Mentorship from a program coordinator and NLM staff who serve as preceptors


The participant will receive an annual stipend of $56,233; additional $6,000 supplement for health insurance; relocation funding; and travel and training support to attend conferences.

Qualifications:

  •  Master's degree in an ALA-accredited library/information science program, earned by August of the year of appointment or within the previous two years. (Undergraduate degree can be in any major.)
  • Opportunity open to U.S. and Canadian citizens only. Note: Canadians with ALA-accredited Master's degrees should use the same application process as U.S. citizens. U.S. citizens will receive first preference.
  • Work experience in a library or health sciences environment.


For a full description of this opportunity and to submit your application, visit https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/NIH-NLM-2018-01

 

Application Deadline: January 25, 2019, 11:59 PM ET

For additional information about the program, see the National Library of Medicine Associate Fellows web site: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/about/training/associate/proginfo.html


If you have any questions, please send an email to nihprograms@orau.org

 

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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.
 

Collection Services Manager


Location: Service Center
Pay Range: $8,892.00 - $12,493.87 Monthly
Hours per week: 40
Job Requisition: 15159

This position will remain open until sufficient qualified applicants are received. To ensure first consideration, please submit your online application by January 13, 2019.

Sno-Isle Libraries seeks a self-motivated professional who is an innovative thinker and a strong communicator for the position of Collection Services Manager. This position will provide leadership and support to the Collection Services staff to ensure that the quality and timeliness of collection services align with the Library's strategic priorities.

Sno-Isle Libraries is a large, two-county library district in the beautiful north Puget Sound region of Washington State. District boundaries stretch from rugged timberlands to suburban centers, from rolling farmlands to the ocean vistas. Set in the fastest-growing corner of the state, Sno-Isle Libraries is home to a 1.2 million-item collection, serving more than 750,000 residents through 23 community libraries, a bookmobile, outreach services, and our website at www.sno-isle.org.

Job Summary
Direct the system-wide service for developing library collections by overseeing the selection, ordering, and cataloging of library materials and resources to assure that the collection meets the intellectual, recreational and learning needs of the geographically diverse communities served by the Library District.

The position is accountable for assuring the fiscal soundness of the materials budget and the Collection Services unit. The position also serves as consultant to all district librarians and staff responsible for the maintenance, promotion, display, and organization of the Library District's collection. The position also provides expert advice and assistance to staff who manage collection-related enterprise systems.

Essential Functions
Provide leadership and direction in the management of the Library District's materials selection and collection development service. This includes: directing and performing district-wide community needs analysis and collection assessments; supervising selectors' work to ensure that sound selection decisions are made; coordinating the development of collections for new or expanded library buildings; assisting and advising on the development of policies for selection of materials; guiding library staff on maintenance, assessment, and organization of local collections.

Provide effective leadership and direction including establishing, encouraging, and monitoring expectations for all Collection Services staff to assure excellence in the quality and timeliness of collection services that support the Library's mission, vision, and strategic priorities. This includes: interviewing, selecting, and training staff; scheduling and assigning staff to assure optimum service levels and uses of staff skills and abilities; coaching staff and arranging for or giving continuing training to enhance their capabilities and to enhance quality of service; and applying Library District personnel policies and procedures.

Assure the sound stewardship of budget resources for Collection Services, including working with the Director of Technical Services to develop and manage the annual materials budgets. Oversee all Collection Services budgets including the reconciliation of budget expenditure reports with the general ledger, and initiating corrective action as needed.

Analyze and evaluate department workflows and adjust priorities for staff to maximize operational efficiencies. Align priorities and work plans with the Library's strategic focus.

Respond to internal and external customers regarding collection inquiries, concerns, and Requests for Reconsideration of Library Materials.

Support the Library District by acting as a strategic Collection Services resource for community libraries staff. This includes: overseeing effective data analysis on collection size and use, using statistical tools provided by the Library District, providing training and coaching for staff to develop, maintain, and market attractive and well-used collections, and consulting with library staff on the evaluation and internal organization of and space planning for collections in new and existing community libraries.

Represent the Library with stakeholders, such as Library Boards, Friends, and other groups, as well as vendors and other library organizations about collection Services.

Senior IT Support Technician


Location: Service Center (Marysville)
Pay Range: $35.05 - $48.54 Hourly
Hours per week: 40
Job Requisition: 15173

Closing Date: January 13, 2019

Job Summary
The Senior IT Support Technician is a lead position that is responsible for providing customer-focused, expert-level support for the operation and functionality of end user hardware, software and connectivity throughout the Library organization.

The Senior IT Support Technician provides leadership to front-line support staff in the diagnosis and assignment of technology requests and leads projects and staff in the implementation and support of desktop technologies to support the Library's core service of providing access to computers and connectivity.

Essential Functions
Manage field technician schedules, lead the development of FAQs and instructional guides for the systems and hardware the support team is responsible for, and provide periodic training in areas such as Information Technology Service Management (ITSM), endpoint support, and application navigation.

Receive and process requests for technology support services leveraging Sno-Isle Library's ITSM tool. This includes determining the urgency of service requests and incidents for continuity of customer service, suggesting actions to users to overcome technical problems, and diagnosing the issue for assignment to appropriate staff. Work closely with other IT staff as needed to gather information to respond, track and follow-up on requests to ensure that issues are resolved.

Establish and lead desktop support process analysis and develop strategies for continuous improvement. Develop and make recommendations to the IT Managers on procedures and standards related to desktop usage and support processes.

Oversee the development and initialization of change requests made to the Change Advisory Board (CAB) regarding desktop support services.

Lead and collaborate with other staff to create and maintain a knowledge base repository which provides a collection of information that can be used to resolve customer requests.

Image, repair, install and provide technical support for staff and public networked computer hardware and software including printers and other associated peripherals.

Perform advanced systems diagnosis to determine issues and maintain all supported systems located in Libraries. This includes leveraging critical thinking skills to determine the correct course of action for each unique situations set of circumstances.

Provide after-hours support to library staff, as assigned. This may include performing after-hours work on site, remotely or by utilizing support contracts and coordinating repairs with vendors as needed.

Coordinate the third party repair of equipment, such as arranging for on-site or shipment of equipment to repair facility and coordinating with Administrative Services for the accounting and processing of payment, as directed by IT Enterprise Systems Manager.

Ensure the proper disposal of surplus equipment. Perform pre-disposal processes to wipe data from hard drives, remove usable items from equipment, arrange for disposal with third party recycler, provide appropriate documentation to Administrative Services and reflect changes in equipment inventory database.

Collaborate with Network and Server teams to perform routine, on-site maintenance and recovery tasks for networking and server equipment located in community libraries. This position may also be leveraged as "remote hands" in cases of emergency.

Librarian - PERS Eligible


Location: Granite Falls
Pay Range: $5,425.33 - $7,486.27 Monthly
Hours per week: 40
Job Requisition: 15176

Closing Date: January 11, 2019

This exciting new opportunity is for someone who is passionate about community engagement, enjoys public speaking and is able to effectively collaborate with a variety of library and school district staff to ensure the success of students.

The person selected will represent Sno-Isle in the Granite Falls and Lake Stevens communities with a focus on outreach to support student success and developing community partnerships to support strategic priorities, including increasing kindergarten readiness. Being a resource for staff regarding intellectual freedom issues, information services, collection maintenance, readers' advisory and strategic priorities is vital to this position. The librarian will maintain a high level of professionalism and accountability. The ideal candidate will be self-directing and comfortable holding a leadership role in special programming opportunities and community partnerships in alignment with strategic priorities under the direction of district and library managers.

This position will be supervised at the Granite Falls library but will work at both the Granite Falls library and the Lake Stevens library.

Job Summary
Provides professional information services, instruction, reader's advisory, and programming services for library customers at various locations.

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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Records Generalist, Loring, Wolcott & Coolidge Trust, LLC, Boston, MA

The Records Generalist will support all of the Information Management team's records management responsibilities on behalf of Loring, Wolcott & Coolidge Trust, LLC, on a temporary assignment basis. Integrity, discretion, and respect for confidential information are absolutely essential.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare, scan, and index office documents utilizing the office scanning procedures into the document management system in a timely manner. 
  • Research and assist in the development of records retention schedules with business users.  Transfer records into archival boxes or files, index the contents into inventories, and bar code the boxes or files for submittal to a commercial vendor. 
  • Initiate sending or retrieval of archival boxes and files with the office's document storage vendor and facilitate our document shredding pickups and deliveries.  
  • Support the annual destruction process for the office, both paper and electronic.
  • Maintain inventory logs for offsite and onsite records to properly track document storage and retention.  Follow-up on borrowed materials according to a set schedule.
  • Proactively support individual departments in the office in routine records management activities and special projects.
  • Propose and implement enhancements to the electronic and paper based programs, both on and offsite, and foster best practices and maintain procedures within records management.
  • Support other Information Team members in their areas of responsibility and other duties as assigned. 

Education and Experience:

  • Recommended 1-3 years previous working experience in an investment, finance, banking, or professional services environment.
  • Bachelor's Degree is strongly desired.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (especially Excel, Word and Outlook) is required.
  • Must be able to lift an archive box weighing up to 55 pounds on a regular or as needed basis.
  • Familiarity with eDocs Hummingbird versions .10 - .16 strongly desired.
  • Familiarity with Iron Mountain Connect and Kofax a plus.

Skills Required: 

  • Solid customer service and attention to detail skills are essential.
  • Must be able to learn new concepts within a complex and demanding environment.
  • Must be willing and able to "own" the process and take responsibility for meeting challenging deadlines.   This may require flexibility in hours from time to time.
  • Have strong relationship management skills.
  • Have both a strong work ethic and a sense of "getting it right".
  • Be a self-starter, self-motivated individual who is able to organize and manage own workload in a fast-paced environment.
  • Have a "can do" attitude and be willing to do whatever it takes, consistent with the expectations for everyone else in the office.

Reporting: 

This position will report to the Manager of the Information Team.

 

This position is temporary, non-exempt, and is required to be in the office between 9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.  It may necessitate flexibility in hours, from time to time, with little or no advance notice. The duration of the temporary assignment is expected to last up to 6 months with the opportunity for extension.

 

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

 

Applicants should send resume and cover letter to careers@lwcotrust.com

 

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Volunteer, Archives Project for SLA - New England, Boston, MA

Are you looking to use some of the skills you are learning in your Archives classes at Simmons? A volunteer opportunity is available to organize approximately 4 boxes of materials located in the Simmons Archives on campus.  They originated from a former chapter of Special Libraries Association of New England, and need to be inventoried, documented and added to the existing archives collection of the current SLA-NE chapter.

This project can be completed by one student over the course of a semester, or if there are multiple volunteers, it can be a team effort.  This project can begin in January, and time commitment can vary according to your schedule.  There will be minimal supervision, so a self-starter with a bit of archives experience and/or classwork is preferred.

Please contact Susan McGovern at  suemcg820@yahoo.com for further details.

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Call for Proposals: The 25th Annual Reference Research Forum

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: 2019 REFERENCE RESEARCH FORUM

 

The Research & Statistics Committee of the Reference Services Section of the Reference & User Services Association (RUSA) invites submission of reference service research project proposals for presentation at the New Discoveries in Reference: The 25th Annual Reference Research Forum at the 2019 American Library Association Annual Conference in Washington, DC. Researchers and practitioners from all types of libraries, library school faculty and students, and other interested individuals are encouraged to submit a proposal. The committee is particularly interested in research around serving diverse patrons.

The Reference Research Forum is a popular and valuable ALA Annual Conference program. Attendees have the opportunity to learn about innovative research projects conducted in reference services including user behavior, electronic services, reference effectiveness and assessment, and organizational structure and personnel. For examples of projects presented at past Forums, please see the Committee's website: http://bit.ly/RSSResearchandStatistics. The Committee employs a blind peer review process to select three projects for 20-minute presentations, followed by open discussion. Identifying information will not be shared with reviewers until after final selection of projects. Selected submissions must be presented in person at the Forum during ALA Annual in Washington, DC.

 

Criteria for selection:

      1. Originality: Potential for research to fill a gap in reference knowledge or to build on previous studies

      2. Quality: Research design and methodologies

      3. Impact: Significance of the study for improving the quality of reference service



NOTE: Research projects may be in-progress or completed. Previously published research or research accepted for publication will not be accepted.



 

Important Dates:

Proposals are due by Friday, January 11th. Notification of acceptance will be made by Monday, February 18th, 2019. The submission must not exceed the stated word count limit. 



 

Submission Details:

Submissions will be accepted as Word documents:

SUBMISSION PAGE 1: Contact Information
Please include the primary contact's name, title, institutional affiliation, mailing address, and email address.  Additional research team members should also be noted in the appropriate field.



SUBMISSION PAGE 2: Research Description (250 Word maximum)
The research description must not include any personally identifiable information, including your name, or the name of your institution. Please include these elements:

      1. Title of the project

      2. Explicit statement of the research problem

      3. Description of the research design and methodologies

      4. Findings or results if available

      5. Brief discussion of the originality, unique contribution, potential impact, and significance of the research (if you use semi colons between items in a list, you need to make sure the entire list is a complete sentence.)



Proposals that exceed the word count or that do not follow the format described above will be automatically rejected. 

Questions about the Forum should be directed to the 2018-2019 committee chairs:

Joseph Yue (contact.jyue@gmail.com) and Qiana Johnson (q-johnson@pobox.com)

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Library Technician 3, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

Interested in working for a place that advocates a culture of civility, respect, and inclusivity? Looking to make a big impact behind-the-scenes? The Library Technician 3 role in the Resource Acquisitions and Sharing (RAS) Department at the Oregon State University main campus library could be just the place for you!  The person in this position will work in 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.  

 

The monthly salary range for this position is $2,825-$4,259 with great benefits. Starting salary range is commensurate with experience. 

 

To apply, please visit: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/69955 Posting number: P01892CT  

 

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by January 4, 2019. Applications will continue to be accepted through January 11, 2019.  

 

OSULP is an AA/EOE/Vets/Disabled.   

 

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Summer 2019 Program for Atkins Fellows, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC

Atkins Library at UNC Charlotte is accepting applications for our Atkins Fellows summer program.

 

Applications submitted by February 4 will receive first consideration. These fellowships are designed to give LIS students hands-on experience in an academic library.  We are offering an informational webinar (https://library.uncc.edu/node/2446) on January 17th at 5 p.m. EST where you will have the opportunity to learn more about the program, and ask questions of the program coordinator and Atkins Fellows alumni.


The Atkins Fellows program is an eleven-week paid summer fellowship for students at the mid-point of their Library, Archives, or Information Science degree program, or those within one year of having completed such a program.  The program is designed to provide fellows with a work experience that is focused on professional-level tasks, with high levels of independence and creativity. The five projects proposed for 2019 include:

 

       1. Augmented Reality  + User Experience

       2. LGBTQ+ Digital Humanities

       3. Innovative Collection Spaces

       4. Scholarly Communications and Digital Publishing

       5. Transfer Student Success.

 

Fellows will also have the opportunity to attend workshops, job talks, and local conferences, as well as job shadow and participate in library meetings. 

 

Participants in this program will receive a $6,600 stipend, paid at an hourly rate ($15/hour, for eleven weeks of forty hours per week). This year, we are excited to be able to offer program participants an additional $500 housing and transportation stipend to help with the cost of moving to Charlotte for the summer.

 

More information about the positions and the program can be found here: https://library.uncc.edu/atkinsfellows  Follow us @atkinsfellow<https://twitter.com/atkinsfellow> to receive updates about the program.

 

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Collections Strategies and Services Librarian, Keene State College, Keene, NH

The Mason Library at Keene State College is seeking a Collections Strategies and Services Librarian (CSS), a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor. The CSS librarian provides leadership, vision, and strategic direction for Mason Library's physical and digital collections in established and emerging formats and media. As a tenure-track position, it also includes responsibilities in teaching, service, and scholarship. Position has a start date of August 2019.

For more information, and to apply, please visit https://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/31337.

The CSS librarian develops and implements collection policies and processes, sets priorities for collection evolution and direction, and works with library colleagues to coordinate access to resources and create collections assessment cycles that are evidence-based and user-focused. The CSSlibrarian identifies and develops opportunities for students and faculty to utilize library collections in teaching and learning. The CSS librarian is an active collaborator with key campus partners in promoting the effective and meaningful use of Mason Library collections that support the curricula and mission of the college.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Developing and implementing collection policies and processes.• Oversight and coordination of acquisitions budgets with the library dean.
  • Selection, management, and assessment of collections through purchase, subscription, donation, OER, or open access. Communication and negotiations with vendors.
  • Coordination with library systems, technical and access services, and acquisitions on all aspects of collection management.
  • Participation in ongoing development of the campus institutional repository, KSCommons.
  • Outreach to campus colleagues to promote collaboration on collection development and to offer opportunities for integrating library resources into classroom and research settings to support student success and retention.

The CSS librarian will participate in initiatives to develop students' information literacies. In addition, the library faculty deliver a 20-credit minor in Information Studies. The CSS librarian will contribute to teaching courses in the minor and to teaching in the Integrative Studies Program (college general education curriculum). Scholarship and creative endeavors as well as college service are essential components of the position.

Mason Library is located in the middle of the Keene State College Campus. We offer an innovative student Research & Writing Fellows peer support program, primary source literacy curriculum, and Archives which house significant collections. Library faculty and staff are active partners in a variety of Open Education (including OER) initiatives on campus. The library faculty value progressive ideas and collaboration and are committed to student-centered teaching. We are looking for a colleague who is interested in trying new approaches and contributing to a positive and supportive professional environment. Our goals include integrating the philosophies of social justice and diversity in all aspects of our work. We seek a new colleague committed to those values.

 

At Keene State College, we share an appreciation of diversity, equity and multiculturalism as key elements to academic excellence. We seek faculty with a desire to provide support, mentorship and direction to prepare students to work within diverse communities. One of our aspirations is to develop social change agents with the knowledge, skills and experience to compassionately engage with their future employers, peers and those they serve from diverse backgrounds. Faculty actively engage in collaborative work and service within the department and across the College to advance future-thinking curricular and co-curricular approaches that strengthen our Liberal Education focus and achieve the College's goals for inclusion and excellence as outlined in the College's Strategic Plan.

Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents when applying online: 

  • Letter of Application 
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation*

*Note: You will not be able to upload letters of reference to the job portal when you apply. At the time of application you will be asked to supply the contact information for three references. These references will receive an email asking them to submit a letter of recommendation to your application.

Application Deadline: Review of applications to begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled or otherwise closed at the College's discretion. Priority consideration will be given to applications submitted by January 22, 2019.

Posting Number: PF0226FY19

 

Acceptable Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library/information studies degree required by August 1, 2019;
  • Demonstrated understanding of the role of the library's collections, and OER, scholarly communication in supporting research, teaching, and learning;
  • Experience managing complex projects and working collaboratively with stakeholders;
  • Experience gathering and analyzing data; coursework in or experience providing effective information literacy instruction;
  • Experience teaching;
  • Experience providing user-centered services grounded in a commitment to equity and diversity;
  • Demonstrated skill in time management, organization and problem-solving, communication and team work.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience using collection management support tools including an ILS, Excel, COUNTER;
  • Experience with collection analysis of print and electronic resources, including open access and OER especially as part of a library collection;
  • Experience with acquisitions budgets, consortial purchasing, and vendor negotiations;
  • Experience teaching undergraduate students.

 

Salary is in accordance with the prevailing Collective Bargaining Agreement; rank minimum for Fall 2019 is $69,840 for Assistant Professors. Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package.

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.

 

 

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Library Systems Administrator, Boston College, Boston, MA

Boston College Libraries is looking for an energetic and creative Library Systems Administrator to join a team committed to re-imagining the user experience for tomorrow's researchers. In collaboration with partners from across the Library, this role will envision, identify, develop, and implement new technologies that can seamlessly deliver library resources to users, and will also ensure that existing critical library access systems are maintained and optimized. The successful candidate will enjoy solving interesting problems, have a strong user focus, and be both daring and curious enough to try new ideas.

Through vision, leadership, and strategic thinking, the Library Systems Administrator will move the Library towards new solutions for resource delivery and access. This role will administer, optimize, and integrate existing critical library systems including resource sharing (ILLiad) and library access mechanisms (proxy server, link resolver), and will work closely with the Systems Librarian to support and optimize workflows for the library services platform (Alma).

Key responsibilities include:

  • Manage, optimize, implement, troubleshoot, and document both vendor-supplied and in-house Library applications, including Alma, ILLiad, and EZProxy

  • Collaborate with the Systems Librarian in the administration, configuration, and documentation of the library services platform (Alma)

  • Participate in collaborative software development projects as a member of the Library Systems team

  • Through user interviews, user testing, observations, and analysis, develop strategies to optimize and/or replace critical library systems

  • Collaborate across Library departments to assess and improve library workflows, providing training and documentation as needed

  • Investigate emerging technologies and bring new opportunities to key stakeholders

Salary Range:  $67,700 - $84,650

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree; MLS/MLIS/MIS from an ALA Accredited School preferred

  • Occasional weekend or off-work hours are required to handle system outages and routine maintenance.

Preferred:

  • 2 years of related work experience

  • Experience administering, implementing, and troubleshooting both vendor-supplied and in-house software applications; server administration for Windows and Linux

  • Demonstrated ability to utilize user-centered design methodologies and usability principles

  • Web development experience (scripting, APIs, JavaScript, Ruby, Python, etc.)

  • Understanding network standards, security, and protocols

  • Experience with use of proxy servers for IP authentication (e.g., EZProxy)

  • Working knowledge of code version control systems (e.g. Git)

  • Proven ability to work in a team environment and actively promote collaboration

More information and to apply: https://bc.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=2566&site=1

 

 

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

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


Responsibilities:

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


Requirements:

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

 

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


About Boston College: 

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


More information and to apply: https://bc.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=2567

 

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Call for Proposals: 2019 ACRL New England Chapter Annual Conference

Opening Doors for Each Other:

Collaborations for Shared Success

 

2019 ACRL New England Chapter Annual Conference

Monday, May 6, 2019
Holiday Inn by the Bay
Portland, Maine
https://acrlnec.org/annual-conference/call-for-proposals


Working in a library means collaboration with other stakeholders. While collaboration can be challenging, does focusing on shared success improve outcomes? The theme of our 2019 Annual Conference, Opening Doors for Each Other, emphasizes support that goes in more than one direction--whether it is across organizational lines or via relationships external to the library. It broadens the concept of openness to encompass not only open access but also collaboration, transparency, opportunity, creativity, inclusion, and mutual support across the library and beyond.

 

ACRL New England's Annual Conference Planning Committee seeks proposals for sessions in a variety of formats in which you can share the stories of your collaborative successes. When partnering with someone on a program or project, how did you "open doors" for each other? All kinds of collaborations are welcome:

On campus, such as:

  •  across departments within your library
  • with other departments on campus
  • with student groups
  • with particular user populations, such as underrepresented groups

Off campus, such as:

  • with vendors
  • with other libraries
  • with professional associations

Stories of mentorship and responsibility-sharing in times of stress are also welcome!

Staff, faculty, administrators, and students in all areas of librarianship are encouraged to submit proposals by February 10, 2019.

 

See the full call for proposals, including session formats, submission requirements, and the link to submit a proposal, on the conference website: https://acrlnec.org/annual-conference/call-for-proposals

 

Questions? Email the 2019 Conference Planning Committee at acrlnec2019@gmail.com

 

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Instruction and Information Literacy Librarian, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT

The University of Bridgeport's Wahlstrom Library seeks a dynamic, experienced Instruction and Information Literacy Librarian. Reporting to the University Librarian, the Instruction and Information Literacy Librarian is a full-time role that works on a 4 or 5 days/week schedule for 11 months a year. The Instruction and Information Literacy Librarian is part of a team of Librarians providing reference and instruction services.

 

The Instruction and Information Literacy Librarian cultivates relationships with students and faculty and develops and implements an effective plan for library instruction and information literacy aligned with University goals, accreditation requirements, and best practices. 

 

The incumbent develops and delivers curriculum and teaching materials to support a broad range of instructional activities.  By encouraging collaborative partnerships, this Librarian works to embed information literacy instruction and assessment in the curriculum, Canvas, and classroom teaching.  As a member of the General Education Committee, this librarian will be an advocate and expert for information literacy across the campus.  He/she supports academic programs such as business, humanities, education, technology, ESL, social science, criminal justice and international affairs at the undergraduate and graduate level. This individual works with the Health Sciences Librarian to offer consistent support for the university.

 

PRIMARY DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Leads UB Information Literacy initiatives within an outcomes assessment model.
  • Works with faculty to produce curriculum, assessment tools, educational materials for Canvas, online tutorials, and other e-learning materials.
  • Serves as an expert in assessment, information literacy, and all library databases.
  • Delivers effective and innovative instruction sessions to faculty, students in classroom.
  • Represents the Library on committees, furthering Information Literacy and other Library goals including in new student orientation and summer bridge programs.
  • Measures the effectiveness of the instruction program, make changes as appropriate and provide reports regularly, especially to Library management.
  • Works closely with Reference Librarians to coordinate activities and develop consistent support.
  • Maintains an atmosphere conducive to learning in the Library by enforcing Library policies, explaining policies as necessary in a professional manner.
  • Backs up the I.T. Help Desk, ILL and Access Services.
  • Monitors, oversees and directs the work of student assistant(s).
  • Serves as a member of the Library's professional team monitoring the quality of services provided by staff at service points; reporting issues observed.
  • Answers reference questions via phone, email, chat, online, or by appointment.
  • Works closely with Library technical staff to create the best Digital Library/Discovery tools.
  • With technical team, maintains the look and functionality of databases other than Health Sciences.
  • With technical services team, develops all non-Health Science collections collaborating with faculty on collection needs and benchmarking individual collections.
  • Keeps other librarians informed of national level, information literacy activities, and initiatives.
  • Works collaboratively with Academic Support Services on programming and student services.
  • Keeps library administration informed of all information literacy issues.
  • Other work related duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited program and 2 years' experience; preferably in Information Literacy curriculum design in an Academic Library.
  • Ability to work independently as the head of a team and as a member of a team.
  • Proficient in Information Literacy, teaching methodologies, and assessment.
  • Demonstrated Experience using a Learning Management System, Office, Library Databases, Internet searching, ILS, APA & MLA Style, HTML.
  • Ability to read and order in Library of Congress Classification Scheme
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to establish good working relationships with colleagues/students. 
  • Excellent presentation skills, including speaking to groups.  Strong teaching skills and experience in classroom instruction.
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible and to acquire new skills quickly and independently.
  • Strong service orientation.

The University of Bridgeport is committed to building a diverse university community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

To apply, see https://jobs.bridgeport.edu/

 

It is the policy of the University of Bridgeport to prohibit discrimination in admissions, educational programs and employment, and in the provision of services on the basis of legally protected class characteristics (unless there is a bona fide occupational qualification related to employment), or any other unlawful factor. Protected class characteristics include race, color, ethnicity, religion, age, creed, ancestry, workplace hazards to reproductive systems, sex (gender identity, gender expression, sexual harassment), marital status, civil union status, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, national origin, physical/mental/learning disability, veteran status and any other group protected by civil rights laws.

 

The University of Bridgeport complies with Clery Act and maintains records of campus crime statistics and security policies. Copies of University of Bridgeport Annual Security and Fire Report reports are available at  https://files.bridgeport.edu/public/Security/Annual-Security-Report-2018.pdf

 

 

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Acquisitions and Serials Coordinator, Clark University, Worcester, MA

 Clark University's Goddard Library seeks to fill the position of Acquisitions & Serials Coordinator. Reporting to the Head of Collections Management, the successful candidate will oversee the Library's acquisitions and serials and the staff and workflows of this unit. Primary responsibilities for this position include managing the acquisitions of library resources in all formats; supervising daily operations of the unit's staff; recording, monitoring, and reporting on all expenditures and related financial activities.  

 

Duties and Responsibilities

Included in a range of responsibilities, the Acquisitions & Serials Coordinator will:

• Process invoices and resolve problems with outstanding orders and bills.

• Serve as the primary vendor contact for these activities.

• Reconcile acquisitions funds with university budget lines.

• Compile, monitor, manage, review, analyze, and report the expenditures and financial reporting for the Library acquisitions budget of over $1.5 million.

• Collaborate with Collections Head and other staff on selected acquisitions initiatives and issues, including evolving acquisitions and other library technology, acquisitions policies, database and vendor selection, etc.

• Additional responsibilities in other library units, as needed and depending on skills and background.

 

Qualifications for the position

 Required:

• ALA accredited master's degree or Bachelor's degree with 2 years of related Library experience.

• Minimum of one year of library experience with acquisitions or similar purchasing duties in a business environment.

• Knowledge of accounting principles with respect to library acquisitions, including fund accounting.

• Excellent organizational skills with ability to effectively manage time and set priorities.

• Effective analytical, oral, written, and interpersonal skills.

• Well-organized and detail-oriented.

 

Preferred:

• Previous supervisory and academic library experience.

• Experience compiling and reviewing acquisitions data for decision-making.

• Proficiency using an integrated library system (Voyager highly preferred), particularly the Acquisitions module, especially the ledgers section;

• Experience with bibliographic utilities, such as OCLC and YBP's Gobi.

• Experience in a library serials unit.

• Demonstrated strong technology and troubleshooting skills; ability to both to collaborate and to work independently.

 

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

 

Application Materials:

Review of applications begins immediately. Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience. Please email résumé and cover letter to <res...@clarku.edu> .

To view the full job description, please visit this link. Applicants must reference Job Code #199853 in the subject line to be considered for this position.

 

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

 

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Call for Proposals: 2019 WGSS Research Poster Session

The ACRL Women and Gender Studies Section (WGSS) invites proposals for the 2019 WGSS Research Poster Session, to be held as part of the ALA Annual Conference General Poster Session, located in the exhibits hall at the Washington, D.C. Convention Center. The WGSS has a dedicated time from 11:30-1:00 on Saturday, June 22nd for our posters to be displayed and discussed. We would also like those who are able and willing to present their posters at the WGSS General Membership Meeting at 4:30 the same day, to encourage maximum feedback. 

 

The potential scope of the topics includes, but is not limited to, teaching partnerships, critical information literacy initiatives, critical cataloging, archival practices, collection development, and scholarly communications related to women and gender studies. Topics dealing with feminism and librarianship are also welcome. For research ideas, see the Research Agenda for Women and Gender Studies Librarianship.

 

The deadline for submitting an application is Friday, February 8, 2019. Following a double-blind peer-review process, applicants will be notified in late March if their submission has been accepted for presentation at the conference. Start your application process now at https://www.conferenceabstracts.com/cfp2/login.asp?EventKey=EFRAOCJH . You must login to the site using your ALA username and password, or you can create a username and password for the site before you submit your application. 

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Reference and Community Services Librarian, Billerica Public Library, Billerica, MA

 The Town of Billerica seeks a full-time Reference and Community Services Librarian.

 

The Reference and Community Services Librarian builds and maintains strong partnerships with and provides programs and services for individuals, community groups/organizations, and local businesses in Billerica to fully integrate the library into the community.  As a member of the Reference Department, the Reference and Community Services Librarian also provides exemplary public service while staffing the reference desk during regularly scheduled shifts.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Delivers exemplary public service, answers reference questions at all levels of complexity, and enables access to library materials in all available formats while covering the reference desk
  • Provides expert guidance to patrons requesting information or on-the-spot assistance with technology (e.g. printing, scanning, e-readers, email, Microsoft Office, etc.)
  • Collaborates with community groups/organizations in Billerica to fully integrate the library into the community
  • Maintains homebound delivery services for Billerica residents unable to visit the library on their own
  • Delivers programming to the Council on Aging and off-site residential locations, including the Billerica Housing Authority and assisted living facilities in town
  • Represents the library at community events and gatherings
  • Supports efforts to increase awareness and usage of the library through the development of print and electronic marketing content
  • In collaboration with the Council on Aging, manages and oversees Senior Tax Volunteers working in the library
  • Responsible for collection development in assigned areas
  • Attends workshops, trainings, and conferences, and participates in professional development activities
  • Performs other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications

A Master's Degree in Library Science in a program accredited by the American Library Association.  Recent graduates encouraged to apply.  Minimum of one to two years' experience in library work preferred.

 

Salary

Starting at $888.93 per week following in 9 steps with full benefits package.

 

Closing Date

Open until filled

 

How to Apply

Please send cover letter, resume and three references (PDF format preferred if submitting electronically) to:

 

Joe St. Germain, Assistant Director

Billerica Public Library

15 Concord Road

Billerica, MA 01821

jstgermain@billericalibrary.org

 

 

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Archives Assistant, Safdie Architects, Somerville, MA

Job Description

Safdie Architects is seeking a motivated, detail oriented, Archives Assistant to work in our Somerville, MA office. The position reports to the Archivist and focuses primarily on management of firm assets in digital and analog formats. Read more about Safdie Architects at http://www.safdiearchitects.com . The position will start immediately, 10-20 hours per week, between 9 AM and 6 PM, Monday - Friday.

Opportunity for additional hours during summer.

 

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

  • Preserve, rehouse, and catalog archival material in various formats.
  • Digitize and process collections, including, original artwork, photographs (slides, negatives, prints), and architectural models.
  • Apply standardized metadata using Adobe Bridge.
  • Upload scans and metadata to local Omeka site.
  • Organize and inventory architectural drawings and project documentation.
  • Other activities could include assisting with management and preservation of born digital records.

 

Required Skills

  • Applicants must have ability to work both on their own and directly with a supervisor, have excellent attention to detail in their work, be well organized, and be able to adjust with shifting office priorities.
  • Coursework or experience with metadata creation, controlled vocabularies, preservation of archival material including paper, photographs, A/V a plus.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel required; familiarity with Omeka desired; experience with website creation and/or coding (HTML/CSS, Python, etc) considered and asset.
  • Knowledge and experience with digital SLR photography.
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs. and willingness to perform physical tasks as well as focused data entry tasks

                                                                                                                                                                         

Salary

$16.00/hour. No benefits.  Internship credit may be possible. For students working towards a Master's degree in Library Science with a focus in Archives Management, this is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience.

 

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to mcatania@safdiearchitects.com, subject line, Archives Assistant.

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Programming and Reference Assistant in Youth Services, J.V. Fletcher Library, Westford, MA

Library Associate/MLS Candidate - Programming and Reference Assistant in Youth Services.

 

Qualifications - Bachelors' Degree in child-related field; experience working with children; pursuit of an ALA-accredited M.L.S. preferred. Fun, out-going programming and reference provider working with Youth Services collections, programs and services. Familiarity with library automated procedures, basic reference and reader's advisory.

Duties - Responsible for patron assistance,  juvenile programs and reference and reader's advisory. Reports to Head of Youth Services.

Hours -18.75 HPW; one evening per week; one in four Saturdays per month; one in four Sundays (Jan. - Apr. at time and one-half).

Salary Range -- $20.31 - 26.52/Hour in ten steps; 10% differential for evening hours after 6PM.

Available - Immediately until filled.

Send  -- Letter of application, resume and two references to:

 

               Ellen Rainville, Director

               J. V. Fletcher Library

               50 Main St. Westford MA 01886

               978-399-2312

               erainville@westfordma.gov

               www.westfordlibrary.org

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Call for Proposals: 2019 NETSL Annual Spring Conference

The NETSL (New England Technical Services Librarians) Annual Spring Conference will be held Friday April 5, 2019 at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA.

 

We are seeking proposals for 60-minute breakout sessions and 7-minute lightning talks for our 2019 theme, "Back to Basics: Everyday Skills for Technical Services." After so many themes on the library of the future, for this year we invite proposals that share attainable projects, tools for keeping the library running on lower budgets, software demos, project management ideas, financial discussions, troubleshooting copyright issues or presentations on any number of our "everyday skills."  

 

The deadline for proposal submission is 5:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, January 31. Please submit your proposal using the form at https://goo.gl/forms/qhDPzKzrN51qLVne2. Presenters will be notified about proposals via email in late February.

 

You can see titles of past presentations since 2005 at https://netsl.wordpress.com/netslconference.

 

Please direct any questions to the NETSL Executive Board at netsl@nelib.org.

 

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Call for Papers: 82nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T 2019)

Melbourne, Australia | 19 - 23 October 2019


INFORMATION... ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANY TIME, ANY WAY

Information has been the root cause of significant changes in economic, social, scientific, political, and personal behaviours. But such changes are only realized when information is delivered to the right group, at the right place, at the right time, and in the right way. Information is so tightly woven into our professional and personal activities that we can forget that human choices, which are sometimes embedded in technology, drive how data is produced, stored, shared, preserved, managed, and consumed.

We invite original submissions to the ASIS&T Annual Meeting that will shed light on any aspect of information production, organization, discovery, analysis, storage, representation, retrieval, visualization, manipulation, dissemination, use, evaluation, management, and consumption. With a long tradition spanning more than 80 years, the ASIS&T community draws from and contributes to a wide variety of methods, theories, and approaches and we encourage authors to employ the best approach to address their information-centric research questions. Submissions that emphasise how the place, time, and the way in which information is delivered can galvanize or disenfranchise communities are particularly encouraged. Submissions can take the form of a paper, panel, workshop, tutorial or poster/visual presentation, and this year we will introduce an alternative event category.

Join a cadre of scholars and professionals from around the globe to share research, innovations, and insights regarding the impact of information science and technology on individuals, groups, organizations, governments, and societies throughout the world.

 

CONFERENCE CHAIRS

Conference Co-Chair: Catherine Blake, University of Illinois

Conference Co-Chair: Cecelia Brown, University of Oklahoma

Paper Co-Chair: VG Vinod Vydiswaran, University of Michigan

Paper Co-Chair: Theresa Anderson, University of Technology, Sydney

 

Poster Co-Chair: Ian Ruthven, University of Strathclyde

Poster Co-Chair: Dan Wu, Wuhan University

 

Panels & Alternative Events Co-Chair: Joan Bartlett, McGill University

Panels & Alternative Events Co-Chair: Dietmar Wolfram, University of Wisconsin

 

Doctoral Colloquium Co-Chair: Pnina Fichman, University of Indiana

Doctoral Colloquium Co-Chair: Howard Rosenbaum

 

IMPORTANT DATES

Papers

Submission of papers due: 10 April 2019

Notification regarding submitted papers: 16 May 2019

Camera-ready copy of accepted papers due: 12 July 2019

Paper Mentoring

Submission of papers due: 11 March 2019

Feedback regarding submitted papers: 25 March 2019

Workshops &Tutorials

Submission of proposals due: 10 April 2019

Notification regarding submitted proposals: 26 April 2019

Camera-ready accepted workshops due: 12 July 2019

Panels and Alternative Events

Submission of panels and alternative events proposals due: 28 May 2019

Notifications regarding submitted panels and alternative events: 10 June 2019

Camera-ready copy of accepted panels due: 12 July 2019

Posters/Visual Presentations

Submission of posters due: 17 June 2019

Notifications regarding submitted posters: 23 July 2019

Camera-ready accepted posters/visual presentations due: 2 August 2019

Doctoral Colloquium

Proposal submissions due: 15 July 2019

Notifications regarding submitted proposals: 26 August 2019

 

SUBMISSION TYPES

Long Papers

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

  • Length: The maximum length for a paper, including references, is 10 pages, single-spaced; submissions should be formatted according to the AM19 Proposal Template.
  • Peer Review: Submissions will be referred in a double-blind review process and should be anonymized.

 

Short Papers

Short papers are similar to long papers in terms of scope but may also report work in progress. Submissions will be judged on such criteria as quality of content, significance for theory, relevance for practice, method, design, originality, and quality of presentation.

  • Length: The maximum length for a paper, including references, is 4 pages, single-spaced; submissions should be formatted according to the AM19 Proposal Template.
  • Peer Review: Submissions will be referred in a double-blind review process and should be anonymized.

 

Paper mentoring

 A limited mentoring program is available for those who would benefit from feedback prior to submissions, and we encourage students and particularly community members outside of academe to seek early mentorship on a draft version of their long paper submission. These submissions will be paired with a mentor who will provide detailed feedback that can be incorporated into the paper before the deadline. The submissions should be formatted in using the long paper template but need not be anonymized.

 

Panels & Alternative Events

Proposals for 90-minute panels are invited on topics that explore emerging cutting-edge research and design, analyses of emerging trends, opinions on controversial issues, analyses of tools and techniques, or contrasting viewpoints from experts in complementary areas of research.

Proposals for 90-minute alternative events sessions are sought for highly interactive engagement which can include (but is not limited to) fishbowls, performances, storytelling, roundtable discussions, wildcard sessions, demos/exhibitions. All proposals should be highly participatory, informal, engaging, and pluralistic.

Panels and alternative events are not a substitute for a set of contributed papers; they must have a cohesive theme and promote lively discussions.

 

Proposals should include an overview of the issues to be discussed and must also list panelists and alternative events participants who have agreed to participate, indicating the qualifications and contributions of each.

  • Length: The maximum length for a panel proposal, including references, is 4 pages, single-spaced; submissions should be formatted according to the AM19 Proposal Template.
  • Peer Review: Panels and alternative events proposals undergo single-blind review process and should not be anonymized.

 

Posters/Visual Presentations

Submissions are also invited for posters and visual presentations. Posters are expected to invite questions and discussion and offer a unique opportunity to present late-breaking results, work in progress, data sets, methodological tools, or research that is best communicated in a poster format. Authors are expected to address how the work will be presented at the meeting. All visual presentations must be accompanied by a printed poster.

  • Length: Proposals for posters should be 2-pages in length, single-spaced and including references; submissions should be formatted according to the AM19 Proposal Template.
  • Peer Review: Submissions will be referred in a double-blind review process and should be anonymized.

 

Workshops

Workshops will be held on the Friday and Saturday before the conference. A workshop provides a more informal setting for the exchange of ideas on a focused topic and suggests directions for future work. As such, they offer a good opportunity for researchers and professionals to present and discuss their work among a targeted and interested community. Workshops may be mini-focused research presentations, a series of working events, brainstorming and idea sharing, or even teaching/learning a new skill like a tutorial.

  • Length: The maximum length for a workshop proposal, including references, is 3 pages, single-spaced; submissions should be formatted according to the AM19 Proposal Template.
  • Peer Review: Workshop proposals undergo single-blind review process and should not be anonymized.
  • Workshop Length: One half day or one full day

 

Tutorials

Tutorials will be held on the Friday and Saturday before the conference. Tutorials can be either internally facing to address the direct needs within the ASIST community, or externally facing which will attract new members to the association.

  • Length: The maximum length for a workshop proposal, including references, is 3 pages, single-spaced; submissions should be formatted according to the AM19 Tutorial Form.
  • Peer Review: Tutorial proposals undergo single-blind review process and should not be anonymized.
  • Workshop Length: One half day or one full day

 

SUBMISSION CATEGORIES

·         archives, records, cultural heritage materials

·         altmetrics, bibliometrics, informetrics, scientometrics

·         bioinformatics

·         business informatics

·         cultural informatics, cultural heritage informatics

·         community informatics, online communities

·         crisis informatics

·         data science, data analytics, data mining, social analytics

·         digital data curation, big data

·         digital humanities

·         digital libraries

·         digital youth

·         digital literacy, digital literacies, information literacy

·         e-learning, e-books, m-learning, education in information sciences

·         geographical information systems

·         health informatics

·         history, theory, and philosophy of information

·         human-computer interaction, human-technology interaction, usability

·         human information behavior; information seeking, needs and use; collaborative information seeking

·         ICT4D (information and communication technology for development)

·         information management, knowledge management

·         information architecture, information design

·         information ethics, computing ethics

·         information organization, knowledge organization, knowledge representation, metadata, classification

·         information policy, open access, information and society, Information security, information privacy

·         information retrieval, social information retrieval, multimedia information retrieval

·         information visualization, images and sound

·         international information issues

·         libraries, museums, other cultural institutions, information services

·         mixed methods research

·         personal informatics, personal information management

·         professional practice

·         qualitative research methods

·         quantitative research methods

·         scientific and technical information

·         scholarly communication and new modes of publishing

·         social media

·         social informatics, social computing, socio-technical design, user-centered computing, sustainable computing

·         text mining, natural language processing

·         ubiquitous computing

·         virtual reality, augmented reality

 

PRESENTER REGISTRATION REQUIREMENT

Please note that all presenters must register for and attend the meeting in person for at least the day of the presentation, regardless of presentation format. Presenters that have not registered on or before the early bird registration deadline will be removed from the conference program and their paper will be removed from the conference program and proceedings.

 

TEMPLATE

Please download the ASIS&T 2019 Annual Meeting Template here: AM19 Proposal Template (https://www.asist.org/am19/wp-content/uploads/ASIST-2019-AM-Template-Final.docx)

 

SUBMISSION SITE

All submissions must be submitted here: Submission Site (https://www.conftool.org/asist2019/). The site will open for submissions 2 January 2019.

 

CONFERENCE WEBSITE

 Watch the Conference Website for additional information on the meeting: https://www.asist.org/am19/ 

 

 

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Call for Abstracts: iConference Workshop: Establishing an Inspiring, Inclusive, and Interdisciplinary Research Community Around Young People, Information, and Technology

Establishing an Inspiring, Inclusive, and Interdisciplinary Research Community Around Young People, Information, and Technology

 

Do you work in the area of young people, information, and technology? For our iConference workshop, we want to bring together researchers focused on the intersection of these three areas. Our goal is to build a research community that supports and promotes innovative, groundbreaking research in this critical area of youth engagement with technology and information.

  • The workshop will include presentations on current and ongoing research in this area, followed by design activities and discussion focused on topics such as:
  • What role can iSchools play in exploring relationships between information, young people, and technology? 
  • What methods are best for studying young people's digital practices around reading / writing / gaming, and their effects on how young people participate/engage?
  • Which theoretical frameworks support this work? 
  • How do privacy issues complicate both how young people participate, and how we, as a scholarly community, study them?

For the workshop presentations, we are looking for submissions focused on research that sits at the intersection of information, young people, and technology. We are looking for short, 10-minute papers, demonstrations, or creative activities.

 

If you are interested in presenting your research during the workshop, please submit a 250-word abstract by January 18th, 2019 to mmarten3@kent.edu


Note that there will also be a publication opportunity for workshop participants:

Workshop contributions and emergent works will be invited for submission, peer review and publication in the new journal, Information and Learning Sciences, within an "iConference Workshop" Special Issue, guest edited by a selection of the Workshop co-organizers.

 

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Frank and Peggy Steele Internship Program for Youth Leadership Development, National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Cooperstown, NY

Spend your summer in Cooperstown, NY! The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum has paid summer internships for Library and Archives students in a variety of departments including digital collections, library research, tech services, and photo archives.

 

To be considered for the Frank and Peggy Steele Internship Program for Youth Leadership Development, students must have completed at least their sophomore year and be enrolled in a bachelor's or master's degree program at a college or university during the internship, or have just graduated in May of the year of their internship. All Steele interns receive a stipend during the ten weeks of the program and access to affordable student housing. If fulfilling an academic requirement, college credit may also be awarded.

 

For more information and to apply to the program, visit https://baseballhall.org/discover-more/education/internship-program.

 

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

Metadata Librarian (Knowledge Analyst)- R&S-21251

Primary Location: DC-Washington

Employee Status: Regular

Overtime Status: Exempt

Job Type: Standard

Travel: No

Shift: Day Job

Years of Experience Required: 1

Education Required: Master's or Equivalent Exp.

Relocation Provided: Yes

Salary Grade Low: 24

Salary Grade High: 25

Posting Date: Dec 3, 2018

 

Position Description

The Knowledge Analyst participates in technical operations in the area of data and information acquisition, management, analysis or dissemination. The analyst provides analytical support to economists and other professionals at the Board and in the System. The support includes research and data services, information analysis, and contributions to the design and maintenance of metadata and knowledge management solutions.

 

Position Requirements

The Research Library at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System is seeking an experienced Metadata Librarian (within the Knowledge Analyst job family). 

The Federal Reserve Board is the central bank of the United States, and its mission is to provide the nation with a safer, more flexible, and more stable monetary and financial system. As a Federal Reserve staff member, you will play an important role in accomplishing this mission. The Research Library, with a full-time staff of 16 librarians and 2 technicians, offers a full array of desktop and customized library services to the approximately 2,700 staff members at the Board.

The Metadata Librarian leads efforts to manage metadata necessary for the discovery, access, and stewardship of varied information collections and data resources that support the Federal Reserve Board's mission. The librarian is responsible for the creation and management of descriptive metadata in multiple databases for diverse materials, including traditional print, serials, online resources, and datasets. As the subject matter expert, the incumbent will apply their in-depth knowledge of relevant standards, rules, and best practices to the creation, analysis, enrichment, normalization, and maintenance of metadata. The librarian will also use their metadata expertise to aid in collaborative, team-based efforts in the Research Library and throughout the Board to develop innovative discovery tools, further workflow automation, enrich the Board's Subject Taxonomy, and enhance the institutional repository of Board research. 

The responsibilities and duties will include: 

    • 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

Desired: 

  • 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 

To view the full description and apply, please click here.

 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.

 

 

**This federal agency is self-funded, so it is never affected by government shutdowns. 

 

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Research Archivist I, Amistad Research Center, New Orleans, LA

The Amistad Research Center, a non-profit independent archives specializing in the ethnic history of the United States and related topics, invites applicants for the full-time position of Reference Archivist I. This is a professional position reporting to the Head of Research Services. The Reference Archivist will work with Center staff to support the reference needs of the Center's constituency, staff and monitor the Center's reading room, and assist the unit head in developing instruction and outreach strategies and collaborations with relevant initiatives and programs.

This position works closely with Center administration and staff to provide quality service to a diverse constituency of researchers, including scholarly researchers, K-12 educators and students, media and filmmakers, and the general public. Advocacy for the Center and its mission is fundamental to this position.

 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide in-depth reference service onsite and remotely to meet the needs of a wide range of researchers
  • Retrieve and re-shelve library and archival collections
  • Monitor handling and use of collections according to professional policies
  • Manage requests for offsite collections
  • Participate in instruction sessions on the use of Amistad Research Center and its collections for visiting groups
  • Assist with social media and newsletter preparation, as well as publicity efforts and coordination of Center's blog
  • Assist in preparation of grant proposals and participate in fundraising activities
  • Supervise graduate and undergraduate students, interns, and volunteers
  • Participate in the development and creation of digital initiatives
  • Suggest additions, updates, and improvements to Amistad Research Center website

 

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library and information science school or equivalent accredited degree, OR a post-graduate degree in museum studies or a related discipline in the humanities or social sciences, and at least one year of related experience.
  • Formal training in archival/special collections theory and practice
  • Familiarity with archival and special collections standards and best practices
  • Demonstrated knowledge of archival and library content management systems, such as ArchivesSpace
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong knowledge of American racial and ethnic history and broad knowledge in the humanities, as demonstrated through academic degrees, training, or experience

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience processing archival collections
  • Understanding of current metadata and descriptive standards such as DACS, EAD, LCSH, and Dublin Core
  • Familiarity with digital imaging technology
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds with or without accommodation
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of customer service
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with multi-cultural populations and awareness of issues affecting women and minorities


The listing of the position duties/responsibilities is not necessarily inclusive for this position. Omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such duties are considered a logical assignment to the position.

Salary and benefits: 
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and education; benefits include a healthcare plan, participation in retirement plan, and a paid time off plan.

Application instructions:
To apply, send cover letter, curriculum vitae/resume and contact information for three references to: Christopher Harter, Deputy Director, Amistad Research Center, via e-mail at charter@tulane.edu. Subject line should read: Reference Archivist Application. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is selected. First consideration will be given to applicants who apply by November 30, 2018.

About the Amistad Research Center:

The Amistad Research Center was established in 1966 on the campus of Fisk University, one of several Historically Black Colleges and Universities founded by the American Missionary Association (AMA). Dedicated from its beginnings as the first archives documenting the modern Civil Rights Movement, the Center continued to expand and now is located on the campus of Tulane University in New Orleans as an independent, non-profit repository. Today, the Amistad Research Center is recognized as the nation's largest independent collection of original documents related to the racial and ethnic history of the United States, race relations, and civil rights.

Amistad Research Center is an equal opportunity employer.

 

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Children's Librarian II, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

Overview:

Basic Function (of position):

Under supervision and within the framework of the Library's policies and practices, to assume responsibility for the effective execution of the Library's programs of service to a diverse population characteristic to an urban setting with emphasis on children and to perform professional work requiring application of substantial professional knowledge and experience.

 

Reports to:    Branch Librarian or ranking staff member.

 

Supervises:   As assigned, professional and non-professional staff members.

Responsibilities:

  1. Initiates, develops, plans and implements the Library's programs of service to children through personal consultations, reference and readers' advisory services, outreach and programs.
  2. Develops interactive relationships within a defined neighborhood and implements activities to stimulate use of the Library's resources by the community, especially through schools and other agencies which serve children and their families.
  3. Plans and conducts comprehensive programming for toddlers, preschoolers and school age children such as story hours, book talks, craft programs, puppetry, book discussion groups, and summer reading programs.
  4. Performs readers' advisory services and difficult or involved reference work for the general public.
  5. Provides instruction to increase patrons' skills in the use of book resources and electronic databases.
  6. Manages program funds assigned to children's services.
  7. Responsible for the development of the children's book collection and manages the appropriate materials budget.
  8. Compiles annotated lists and bibliographies involving book and non-book materials.
  9. Recommends and/or plans changes in service or new services for children.
  10. Responsible for oral presentations and written reports on children's activities within the branch library.
  11. Assists in training professional and non-professional staff.
  12. May be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the branch in the absence of the Branch Librarian or other ranking staff member.
  13. Actively participates in system-wide committees, training and other professional activities.
  14. May be called upon to represent the Library on city-wide and state-wide committees.
  15. Performs other related and/or comparable duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

  • A bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university. A master's degree in library science from an accredited library school. Courses in children's literature and children's work taken for credit from an accredited library school. Storytelling courses and/or experience desirable. In exceptional instances, specialized education, training and/or experience may be substituted for part or all of the educational requirements.
  • Two years of pertinent professional library experience or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training sufficient to indicate ability to do the work.
  • Broad knowledge of Library policies, practices and procedures; extensive knowledge of children's literature including bibliographic tools and sources pertaining to children's literature and work; demonstrated knowledge of the techniques of programming for children; demonstrated interest in children and in library work with children; demonstrated ability and willingness to develop strong, interactive community relationships; demonstrated ability and willingness to assume responsibility and to carry out assignments independently; proven oral and written communication skills as well as the ability to search the Internet and other electronic databases; demonstrated ability to work well with staff and public; initiative, dependability, good judgment, tact and courtesy.

 Requirements:

  1. Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.
  2. Residency - Must be a resident of the City of Boston upon the first day of hire.
  3. CORI - Must successfully clear a Criminal Offenders Record Information check with the City of Boston.

 

Terms:

Union/Salary Plan/Grade: PSA/P-2

Hours per week: 35

 

To view the full job description and apply, please click here.

 

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Floater Librarian I (Part-Time), Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

Overview (Brief Job Description):

The Boston Public Library is seeking a part time (18 hour per week) Floater librarian available to work days, nights and/or weekends to staff public service desks. The Floater shall be assigned as needed to various locations throughout the Boston Public Library system.

 

Floaters are exempt from some but not all limitations on the Hours of Work provisions in the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

 

Basic Function:

Under supervision, and within the framework of Library policies and practices, participates in services including reference services, to a diverse population characteristic of an urban setting, at various locations in Central or branch libraries as assigned. Also includes the performance of various tasks requiring broad professional knowledge of literature, bibliographic sources and principles of information delivery and services.

 

Reports to:

Assistant Neighborhood Services Manager, Chief of Adult Library Services or designee

 

Home location:

Central Library or branch as designated

 

Assigned location:

To be determined as needed by designated public services manager in consultation with other public services managers. While at assigned location shall report to Department Head, Branch Librarian, or ranking staff member.

  

Supervises:

As assigned, pre-professional and/or support staff.

 

Responsibilities:

Under supervision performs the following:

  1. Provides reference service to the public by responding to requests for information made in person, by telephone, by fax, email, mail, or over the Internet and answering such requests by using informational resources in all formats, including print, electronic, microform and others.
  2. Provides service to adults, young adults and children as assigned through personal consultations, readers' advisory services, outreach and programs.           
  3. Assists patrons by instructing them in the use of information resources and by identifying appropriate resources, whether owned by the Library or elsewhere.
  4. Assists in the selection of materials.
  5. Promotes the use of Library resources by developing bibliographies, preparing written descriptions, organizing programs, mounting exhibits, and conducting instructional sessions.
  6. Actively participates in system-wide committees; recommends and/or plans improvements in library services.
  7. Continuously expands professional knowledge of the Library's resources and other relevant sources in order to assist library patrons efficiently and effectively.
  8. Commits to keeping current in the best practices of the profession by taking advantage of training and development activities, by reading professional literature, and by participating in professional activities.
  9. Performs other related and/or comparable duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

A bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university and a master's degree in library science from an accredited library school. In exceptional instances, specialized education, training and/or experience may be substituted for part or all of the educational requirements.

 

Broad subject knowledge and competency in world languages desirable; knowledge of popular literature, basic bibliographic tools and sources; knowledge of excellent reference techniques; strong commitment to public services; willingness to assume responsibility and carry out assignments independently; good oral and written communication skills; ability to work well with staff and public; initiative; dependability; good professional judgment; tact; flexibility; courtesy.

 

Requirements:

  1. Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.
  2. Residency - Must be a resident of the City of Boston upon the first day of hire.
  3. CORI - Must successfully clear a Criminal Offenders Record Information check with the City of Boston.

 

Terms:

Union/Salary Plan/Grade:  PSA/P-1

Hours per week: 18

 

To view the full job description and apply, please click here.

 

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Dean, iSchool at Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

Founded in 1870, Syracuse University is a private, coeducational, research institution in the heart of central New York, where students choose from more than 200 majors, 100 minors, and 200 advanced degree programs. Syracuse is a university of national stature and international opportunity, known for its professional programs, investment in research and innovation, and school spirit.

The School of Information Studies - known as the iSchool - at Syracuse is a globally recognized leader in advancing knowledge and developing creative, thoughtful, and technically capable leaders in the information field. The mission of the iSchool is to expand human capabilities by connecting people, information and technology. The faculty and staff of the iSchool are committed to preparing students to become leaders in the information field and using information to solve problems faced by individuals and organizations. Together, the faculty, staff and students of the iSchool impact research and the information profession through scholarship, rigorous education opportunities and commitment to service that advances science, improves professional practice and contributes to society.

 

Reporting to the Provost, the Dean will collaborate with the 12 deans of the other schools and colleges and with senior leadership of the University. The Dean will oversee 50 tenure-track faculty members, professors of practice and teaching faculty, and a staff of 50 and will be responsible for an operating budget of $62 million.

The next Dean will lead the iSchool at a time when its disciplines are in increasingly high demand by undergraduate, professional and graduate students. The Dean will have the opportunity to capitalize on this exciting information age by focusing on fostering academic excellence, advancing the research agenda, building institutional capacity, and raising visibility and resources. The Dean will be a leader in the field of information with the academic and/or professional experience needed to lead one of the top schools in its field during a time of rapid progress in the iSchool's disciplinary areas of expertise.

 

More details available at: https://www.sujobopps.com/postings/78186

 

Inquiries, nominations, and expressions of interest should be sent to: SyracuseiSchool@russellreynolds.com.

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Archivist, Turner Free Library, Randolph, MA

The Turner Free Library located in Randolph, MA is seeking a graduate student or recent graduate from Simmons University to assist in the organization and cataloging of its historical archive. The collections include materials documenting the history of the Town of Randolph, including town reports with content beginning in the 1800s, materials related to the works of Randolph author Mary Wilkins Freedman, and materials related to the history of the Turner Free Library. All together the holdings comprise roughly 14 linear feet. This Summer 2019 opportunity lends itself to overseeing a project from start to finish.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Enrollment or recent graduation from MLS program
  • Specialization or coursework in archives management
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office programs: Word, Excel, etc

This is a non-benefited, part-time, temporary position at $15.00 per hour for 17 hours per week for 12 weeks. Schedule can be very flexible.

Please send letter of interest, resume and Town of Randolph Employment Application to Interim Library Director, Elizabeth LaRosee at elarosee@ocln.org.

 

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Media Archive and Digital Library Intern, Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, Providence, RI

Rhode Island Council for the Humanities seeks a Media Archive and Digital Library Intern to help preserve its 45-year-old collection of media grant products. The intern will also curate thematic exhibits featuring this material for the Council's digital library in a way that communicates and promotes the Council's mission and priorities.

The Council's mission is to seed, support, and strengthen public history, cultural heritage, civic education, and community engagement by and for all Rhode Islanders. 

Time Frame:

Spring Semester, 2019
Temporary, Part-Time Internship, Hours Flexible

Position Description:

The Archive and Outreach internship will include:

  • Supporting efforts to preserve the Council's media archive, including film and video in a variety of formats from 1973 to the present.
  • Maintaining and organizing the Council's archive and coordinating the preservation and digitization of selected media
  • Display of selected media in Omeka digital library and possibly a public screening or exhibit.
  • This position reports to the Associate Director, Grants & Partnerships. The intern will be eligible to receive a stipend and course credit, if applicable.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Catalog, evaluate, and select items for preservation.
  • Prepare and coordinate a preservation plan for the Council's Media Archive.
  • Accurately record Media Archive items and related documents into the Council's FileMaker database.
  • Research ownership and reproduction rights for archival materials.
  • Develop and implement a project plan to disseminate preserved pieces both online and in public.

Position Requirements:

  • Technical literacy: Mac OS X, Microsoft Office, social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), Wordpress
  • Archival research, familiarity with FileMaker and Omeka databases (training could be made available)
  • Basic design/editing (Photoshop or Adobe InDesign) and basic video editing (iMovie)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collegially in a team setting
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • An interest in archival research, special collections, communications, and public humanities practice.

To Apply:
Please send your resume to scott@rihumanities.org by 5:00pm January 25, 2019 with the subject "Media Archive and Digital Library Intern Application." Please also provide a brief paragraph describing your interest in the body of the email.

 

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Executive Director, Massachusetts Library System (MLS), Marlborough, MA

The Massachusetts Library System (MLS) seeks an experienced leader, strategic thinker, creative problem solver, and enthusiastic library advocate to guide the development and implementation of statewide services to more than 1,600 multi-type libraries throughout Massachusetts.  This vacancy was created by the retirement of the founding Executive Director.

 

The Massachusetts Library System operates out of two offices, in Marlborough and Northampton, MA.

 

Massachusetts libraries are champions in resource sharing with a long history of strong collaboration. The MLS is a key player among the stakeholders who advocate for and strive to develop libraries and library services in the Commonwealth. The Executive Director will lead a talented team and work closely with the Executive Board and member libraries to nurture a statewide library community.

MLS seeks a leader with a strong teamwork orientation and a commitment to customer service and collaboration. Other skills important to this position include consortium library experience, understanding of libraries and their work, developing staff, fiscal and budget management, advocacy, developing and nurturing partnerships, vendor and partner contract negotiation, and excellent communications skills.

 

This position will remain open until filled with preference given to applications received by February 1st.  Please provide a letter of application, resume, salary expectations, and the names and contact information of three professional references. We will notify candidates prior to contacting references. Send applications to employment@masslibsystem.org. Please state "Executive Director Application" in your subject line. All applications will be acknowledged by return email.

 

About the Massachusetts Library System (MLS)

Our mission states: "The Massachusetts Library System, a state-supported collaborative, fosters cooperation, communication, innovation, and sharing among member libraries of all types. The MLS promotes equitable access to excellent library services and resources for all who live, work, or study in Massachusetts." The MLS Team is committed to providing services that benefit and contribute to the library profession's core values:  diversity, inclusion, equity of access to information, free expression, privacy, and social justice.

Our organization was formed by the merger of six regional library systems in 2010. We were one of many groups of regional library systems that merged at that time as a result of that economic downturn. MLS  is a member-driven not-for-profit corporation governed by a 15-member Executive Board, which is elected by the membership. MLS is funded chiefly by state appropriations through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and that funding has been slowly increasing since 2010 and exceeds

$7.3 million per year.  Current staffing stands at 24.5 FTE.

MLS has two offices; in Marlborough and in Northampton. Our Marlborough office is located 30 miles west of Boston (a thriving, rich cultural and historic city) and 18 miles east of Worcester (an emerging city with a growing cultural and business scene) in a suburban office park with easy highway access from I-495 and I-90 and outside the major rush hour traffic issues of the Boston area. Our Northampton office is located 20 miles north of Springfield in a thriving, lively city, in a bedroom community to UMASS/Amherst, and close to a major highway. Both locations offer a comfortable office with support, a meeting room, and modern training facilities.

 

About Massachusetts

CNBC ranked Massachusetts the smartest state* in the country. We like to think that our libraries have a lot to do with that. More people visit Massachusetts libraries in a year than attend the Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots, Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics games combined!

When people are not visiting their libraries, they are able to enjoy the rich history that abounds in Massachusetts. The first settlements in Massachusetts are nearly 400 years old and our streets are filled with history that helped shape our nation.

Massachusetts' educational system continues to be among the best in the nation and the world. Massachusetts students recently scored top among world leaders on reading, science, and math tests. World class educational institutions include Harvard, MIT, Wellesley, Smith, Amherst, Tufts, and a hundred more.

Massachusetts is also home to Cape Cod, surrounded on nearly all sides by beaches, and the Berkshire Mountains with great hiking and camping. The Commonwealth boasts a vibrant arts and culture community, championship major sports teams and our progressive state was the first in the nation to approve marriage equality in 2004.

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Head of Reference and Information Resources, State Library of Massachusetts, Boston, MA

This is a full time, benefited position located in Boston, Massachusetts.

 

Job Description

The State Library of Massachusetts seeks an innovative and collaborative Head, Reference and Information Services to provide leadership and strategic direction for the Reference and information Services Department. Oversee the planning, developing and implementing the departmental goals; manage day to day operation and staff supervision; coordinate outreach initiatives; manage print and digital collections; and lead library-wide projects. Collaborate and partner with area institutions. Participate in the Library management team.

 

Qualifications

An ALA-accredited library master's degree, at least five years of supervisory/administrative experience; knowledge of reference resources in law, government documents, and legislative research; demonstrated understanding of current trends and issues in providing a high caliber of library resources and services; and strong interpersonal skills as well as excellent oral and written communication skills. The Head of Reference and Information Resources reports to the State Librarian. 

 

Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership and strategic direction of the library's reference and information services department.
  • Engage staff in collaborative planning and delivery of user-centered services and outreach efforts.
  • Coordinate initiatives that transform collection strategies to include digital and print resources.
  • Coordinate the creation, maintenance and management of digital and born digital collections.
  • Lead initiatives and coordinate library-wide projects.
  • Participate in a team based environment as required to facilitate improving, evaluating, and promoting overall resources and service initiatives.
  • Develop metrics for successes and analyze trends to continually evaluate services and their impact.
  • Formulate, revise, and implement policies, best practices, and procedures necessary to support a wide variety of information delivery services.
  • Work creatively, collaboratively and effectively to promote a team based environment and manage multiple tasks concurrently.
  • Assist in the identification and writing of grant proposals to fund new library initiatives.
  • Work collaboratively with the Library Management Team to implement policies and initiatives; set priorities; and project management.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or required to meet library goals and objectives.

 

Compensation $63,093 to $74,392

How to Apply:  Send resume and cover letter to: christopher.dupuis@state.ma.us

 

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Member Relations Manager, Public & Special Libraries - Connecticut Library Consortium, Middletown, CT

Are you a public or special librarian with a passion for discovering and utilizing the latest library resources, tools, and services to make library users' lives better? 

Are you ready to put your marketing savvy, research skills, customer service, and library enthusiasm to work for the betterment of public and special library staff and users across Connecticut? 

Do you have an MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited program (preferred) and at least 3 years' experience working in a public or special library setting? 

If so, the Connecticut Library Consortium (CLC) - a non-profit, statewide membership collaborative serving all types of Connecticut libraries - would like to hear from you. As one of CLC's Member Relations Managers, you will put your experience with and knowledge of libraries to use assisting CLC's public and special library members with the library products and services they need, want, and already have.

  • You'll serve as the primary point of contact for our public and special libraries, providing support through product marketing, training, and expert advice.
  • You'll help coordinate our annual membership campaign, and you'll actively solicit members' ideas for new products and services to help them be successful.
  • This position will get you out on the road visiting libraries, attending conferences and meetings, and hosting training events. You will have your finger on the pulse of CLC's public and special library membership! 

 

Full time. Apply by January 23, 2019. For further details, visit ctlibrarians.org/MRMPS.

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2019 Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

We are delighted to announce the dates for the 2019 Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources & Image Management. 

 

SEI 2019 will be held at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque from June 4-7, 2019. Registration will open on January 14, 2019.

 

This intensive three and a half-day series of workshops features a curriculum taught by expert instructors who will cover:

  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Reformatting
  • Metadata and Cataloging
  • Project Management
  • Digital Curation
  • Digital Repositories
  • Digital Asset Management
  • Instructional Design & Outreach

 

This year's faculty includes:

  • Greta Bahnemann, Metadata Librarian, Minnesota Digital Library, University of Minnesota
  • Courtney Baron, Teaching & Learning Librarian, Oxford College Library, Emory University
  • Nicole Finzer, Digital Curation Librarian, Northwestern University
  • Jesse Henderson, Digital Services Librarian, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Julie Rudder, Repository Program Librarian, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  • Nancy Sims, Copyright Program Librarian, University of Minnesota

 

SEI is a fantastic learning and networking opportunity for professionals interested in creating and maintaining sustainable digital collections of cultural heritage materials, including librarians, archivists, museum curators, visual resources librarians, and graduate students. The workshop offers participants the chance to meet colleagues from various institutions who are facing similar challenges. Faculty and students share ideas and solutions to these challenges and make lasting professional connections.

 

For more information on SEI 2019, visit our website: seiworkshop.org

Have questions? Please feel free to contact one of our co-chairs:

 

Lesley Chapman (lchapman@colgate.edu)

Courtney Baron (courtney.baron@emory.edu)

 

Follow SEI on Facebook and Twitter: @seiworkshop

 

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Data and Digital Scholarship Librarian, University of Washington - Tacoma, Tacoma, WA

Title:              Data and Digital Scholarship Librarian

Location:      University of Washington, Tacoma Library

 

To apply for this vacancy, please visit the following link: apply.interfolio.com/57970

The Libraries

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

 

UW Tacoma Library

The UW Tacoma Library engages in the full spectrum of scholarly and teaching activities for the University of Washington Tacoma campus. As such, the UW Tacoma Library plays an essential role in the learning, teaching, research, and community partnership work of the University through access, collections, consultations, digital scholarship support, events, instruction, reference, service, and technology. UW Tacoma librarians work in a matrixed model in which all librarians carry responsibility for a single area of library work, but also contribute to all areas of library. The UW Tacoma Library aspires to be a catalyst for UW Tacoma, with agile and innovative approaches to meeting the changing needs of our students, faculty, and community.

 

UW Tacoma

One of three campuses of the University of Washington, UW Tacoma is an urban-serving university that shares the University of Washington's commitment to high quality teaching and research and is committed to participating in the educational, cultural, and economic development of the South Puget Sound. Located largely in renovated historical buildings in Tacoma's downtown warehouse district, UW Tacoma serves students from diverse racial/ethnic and cultural populations. UW Tacoma's commitment to equity and inclusion is central to maintaining an atmosphere wherein students, staff, faculty, and residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth. UW Tacoma has a strong commitment to interdisciplinary research and teaching. Our campus provides a unique environment for the development of creative teaching, research and community collaborations. For more information about UW Tacoma, please visit http://www.tacoma.uw.edu/.

 

The Position

Under the general direction of the Associate Director, the Data and Digital Scholarship (DDS) Librarian will contribute significantly to the emerging digital scholarship program at UW Tacoma and develops data services as an essential aspect of the campus's research enterprise. As a key member of the UW Tacoma LIbrary, the DDS Librarian increases the visibility and usability of digital scholarship and data resources through research consultations, workshops and course-integrated instruction, online research guides, and outreach efforts.

This position encourages a culture of digital scholarship at UW Tacoma and the UW Libraries through by leveraging tri-campus efforts to support digital scholarship and data services in support of UW Tacoma's teaching and research mission.

 

Serving as a liaison to the Urban Studies Program and the Milgard School of Business, the DDS Librarian will have unique opportunities to embed into the activities of these programs and apply digital scholarship practices in support of the urban-serving mission of UW Tacoma. Areas of potential growth and outreach include geospatial technology, digital community archiving, community-engaged scholarship, data analytics, among others.

 

In addition to the above, all UW Tacoma Librarians participate in the full range of reference and instruction services to University of Washington Tacoma students, faculty and staff. Librarians plan, deliver, and assess research support and instruction for diverse students, faculty, and staff whose primary areas of study, teaching, and research fall within the librarian's academic subject and program responsibilities. Responsibilities include developing innovative approaches to research assistance tailored to the user populations, collection development and delivery of services in an environment committed to electronic resources and access.

 

This is a full-time, 12-month position.

 

Responsibilities

● Collaborates with faculty engaged in emerging forms of scholarship, supporting all stages of the research lifecycle, from research design to audience engagement.

● Promotes digital scholarship, data services, open access, and emerging research practices on the UW Tacoma campus through consultations, trainings, workshops, online tutorials, and other outreach methods.

● Participates in the planning and implementation of digital repositories that serve campus and university-wide needs, focusing in particular on how to best leverage these tools to support scholarly communication.
Develops and supports campus-based digital collections hosted in digital repository systems and other platforms used by the UW Tacoma academic community.

● Consults one-on-one and offers workshops to faculty and student groups about data, including GIS and Geospatial Technologies.

● Consults with faculty seeking to implement community-engaged research methodologies into courses that leverage digital technologies to connect with public audiences.

● Serves as a subject librarian for Urban Studies and the Milgard School of Business, performing regular instruction, reference, and outreach services as articulated in the UW Tacoma Subject Librarian Guidelines.
Represents the Library on campus and UW Libraries committees focused on repository services, research, and data practices.

● Participates in coordination and implementation of the library website, LibGuides, and the campus institutional repository.

● Participates in outreach opportunities with the UW Tacoma community.

● Makes recommendations for and assists in formulation of library policies, and contributes to the development of library services responsive to the needs of the campus curriculum and users.

● Provides reference assistance and referral to University of Washington Tacoma Library resources and, when necessary, to other resources including University Libraries, and regional academic and community libraries. Shares in providing instruction and reference services. Work schedule may include evenings and weekends.

 

Qualifications

Required

● Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree.

● Coursework or demonstrated experience with digital scholarship, digital humanities, open scholarship, data curation, and/or altmetrics.

● Experience providing consulting services and/or training faculty, or others, in positions of authority.

● Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and an understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace.

● Coursework or demonstrated experience with reference and instruction.

● Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a collaborative environment; excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

● High level of energy, creativity, and flexibility; ability to foster collaborative relationships within and across administrative lines.

● Ability to work successfully in a highly collaborative environment with a broad range of people from culturally diverse backgrounds including colleagues, students, faculty, staff, and administrators.

● Ability to manage workload, priorities and deadlines and achieve timeline goals.

 

Preferred

● Experience serving diverse and underrepresented student populations.

● Academic background in urban studies and/or business.

● Coursework or demonstrated experience with GIS data and/or other geospatial technologies.

● Experience with scripting languages for quantitative data analysis, such as R or Python.

● Demonstrated interest in research, publication, or professional contributions.

  

Salary

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

 

Rank

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

 

Benefits

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

 

Application Instructions

Apply here: apply.interfolio.com/57970

 

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

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

· Curriculum vitae or resume (include a telephone number, mailing address, email address and salary requirements)

· List of three references who are knowledgeable of your qualifications for this position, one of which must be your current supervisor (include telephone numbers, mailing addresses, and email addresses)

Application Deadline
To ensure consideration, applications should be received no later than Monday, March 18, 2019.

 

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

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

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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

 

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

 

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Call for Proposals:CFP - Chatman Revisited: Re-examining and Resituating Social Theories of Identity, Access, and Marginalization in LIS

Elfreda Chatman's work was among the first in information science to thoroughly and explicitly address information access and marginalization as social processes. In defining her theories of Information Poverty, Life in the Round, and Normative Behavior, Chatman introduced a number of important concepts to the discussion around information poverty and access, including social normssmall worlds, and defensive information behaviors. While Chatman's work began to describe the form and implications of power and social influence for information seeking and access, it was limited by many of the same commitments to colorblindness and the assumption of neutrality as other contemporaneous works of the time. Often sidestepping examination of race, sexuality, and gender identity, it more commonly cited other factors, such as stigma, income, and specific social norms and values as contributing to information access and poverty. This perspective made sense in light of the epistemic LIS culture that emphasized colorblindness and individuality and demonstrated a tenuous relationship with race, or "demographic" categories and concerns.

Continued theoretical development in critical race, gender, and disability studies have contributed to a recent resurgence in theory and research related to structures of marginalization in librarianship, information science, computing, and technology. We believe that it is time for collective re-examination and continued development of Chatman's theories, and that this new work should wrestle openly with issues related to identity, marginalization, and access.
We invite authors from a broad range of professional and academic perspectives to contribute to this special issue of JCLIS (Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies). This issue will explore the question, "How do identity and social structures (such as power, privilege, and policy) combine to enact systems of information access and marginalization?" The issue will be a combination of empirical research, theoretical development, commentaries, and case studies. It will include a combination of qualitative and quantitative works, and will engage critical race, gender, and disability theory in its consideration of the topic.
Possible questions and topics include (but are not limited to) the following:
  • What is the legacy of Chatman's work today?
  • How can critical theory (e.g. critical race theory, gender theory, queer theory, critical disability studies) and concepts inform further understanding of mechanisms of information marginalization?
  • How is Chatman's work used (or not used) in research and education?
  • What contemporaneous theory/research would have been strong additions to her work, had she been willing and able to focus on race and/or other facets of marginalized identities?
  • How does Chatman's work inform (or not inform) LIS practice?
  • How does Chatman's work inform (or not inform) organizational practice?
  • What is the potential for the future of development of Chatman's theoretical work?
  • How has Chatman's work influenced other disciplines? How can it be connected to similar to concepts in other disciplines.
  • How might the cultural norms of LIS during the time Chatman was writing (1990-early 2000s) have influenced the development of Chatman's theories, and the field's understanding of social issues related to information?
  • How might publication norms have limited (or supported) a robust and inclusive understanding of identity, marginalization, power, and information?

If interested in contributing to this themed issue, please submit an abstract (150-250 words) to the guest editors listed below by January 6, 2019. Deadline for Manuscript Submission: June 30, 2019

Types of Submissions
JCLIS welcomes the following types of submissions:

  • Research Articles (no more than 7,000 words)
  • Perspective Essays (no more than 5,000 words)
  • Literature Reviews (no more than 7,000 words)
  • Interviews (no more than 5,000 words)
  • Book or Exhibition Reviews (no more than 1,200 words)

Research articles and literature reviews are subject to peer review by two referees. Perspective essays are subject to peer review by one referee. Interviews and book or exhibition reviews are subject to review by the issue editor(s).

Contacts
Please direct questions and abstract submissions to the guest editors for the issue:

The Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies
The mission of the Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies is to serve as a peer-reviewed platform for critical discourse in and around library and information studies from across the disciplines. This includes but is not limited to research on the political economy of information, information institutions such as libraries, archives, and museums, reflections on professional contexts and practices, questioning current paradigms and academic trends, questioning the terms of information science, exploring methodological issues in the context of the field, and otherwise enriching and broadening the scope of library and information studies by applying diverse critical and trans-disciplinary perspectives. Recognizing library and information studies as a diverse, cross-disciplinary field reflective of the scholarly community's diverse range of interests, theories, and methods, JCLIS aims to showcase innovative research that queries and critiques current paradigms in theory and practice through perspectives that originate from across the humanities and social sciences.

Each issue is themed around a particular topic or set of topics and features a guest editor (or guest editors) who will work with the managing editor to shape the issue's theme and develop an associated call for papers. Issue editors will assist in the shepherding of manuscripts through the review and preparation processes, are encouraged to widely solicit potential contributions, and work with authors in scoping their respective works appropriately.

JCLIS is open access in publication, politics, and philosophy. In a world where paywalls are the norm for access to scholarly research, the Journal recognizes that removal of barriers to accessing information is key to the production and sharing of knowledge. Authors retain copyright of manuscripts published in JCLIS, generally with a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license. If an article is republished after initial publication in JCLIS, the republished article should indicate that it was first published by JCLIS.

Submission Guidelines for Instructions
The Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies welcomes submissions from senior and junior faculty, students, activists, and practitioners working in areas of research and practice at the intersection of critical theory and library and information studies.

Authors retain the copyright to the material they publish in the JCLIS, but the Journal cannot re-publish material that has previously been published elsewhere. The journal also cannot accept manuscripts that have been simultaneously submitted to another outlet for possible publication.

Citation Style
JCLIS uses the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th Edition as the official citation style for manuscripts published by the journal. All manuscripts should employ the Notes and Bibliography style (as footnotes with a bibliography), and should conform to the guidelines as described in the Manual.

Submission Process
Authors interested in contributing to this special issue should send an abstract (150-250 words) to the Guest Editors for the issue by January 6, 2019. Completed manuscripts should be submitted for review through JCLIS' online submission system (http://libraryjuicepress.com/journals/index.php/jclis) by June 30, 2019. This online submission process requires that manuscripts be submitted in separate stages in order to ensure the anonymity of the review process and to enable appropriate formatting.

  • Final abstracts accompanying the submission (500 words or less) should be submitted in plain text and should not include information identifying the author(s) or their institutional affiliations. With the exception of book reviews, an abstract must accompany all manuscript submissions before they are reviewed for publication.
  • The main text of the manuscript must be submitted as a stand-alone file (in Microsoft Word or RTF)) without a title page, abstract, page numbers, or other headers or footers. The title, abstract, and author information should be submitted through the submission platform.

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Systems Manager, Cape Libraries Automated Materials Sharing (CLAMS), Hyannis, MA

Position Summary

Assist the Executive Director to establish goals, objectives, future plans and strategies for the CLAMS network to accommodate member libraries' current and projected automation requirements. Responsible for managing and monitoring CLAMS technical operations both at the central CLAMS office and CLAMS-owned equipment at member libraries. Acts as an advanced technical resource in the administration of the network's Integrated Library System (ILS).  Provides support to member libraries for software and peripherals as they relate to core CLAMS Services.  May serve in place of the Executive Director in the absence of the Director.

Cape Libraries Automated Materials Sharing (CLAMS) is a library consortium with a central site office staff. CLAMS serves 35 member libraries with 38 locations on Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. The consortium comprises one academic library and 34 public library members.

Responsibilities
 
  Systems Management

  • Manages CLAMS central systems operations, including all software, hardware, telecommunications, telephone system and related components.
  • Maintains overall systems availability, integrity and security, including user authorization and authentication
  • Maintains central communications systems for incoming, outgoing, and intra-network connectivity
  • Serves as CLAMS principal technical liaison to other library and information networks and to other providers and vendors of communication and information services
  • Documents scheduled and non-scheduled systems events
  • Communicates systems-related information and user requirements to network members and to other service providers as appropriate;
  • May provide training to member library staff and central library consortium staff, working cooperatively with the Member Services Manager.
  • Documents and maintains information on systems and network configuration
  • Monitors system performance; advises on needs for hardware and software upgrades &/or other systems requirements in a hosted environment
  • Advises and assists in planning for network growth; assists in initiating service to new remote sites
  • Generates standard and customized reports as requested by Executive Director and network members; assists in developing and producing new reports

  Interaction with Vendors and Others

  • Interfaces with vendor representatives to maintain effective functioning of applications software, operating software and hardware, telecommunications and networking hardware and software, related software and equipment
  • Recommends products and services for purchase; assists in evaluating systems and communications hardware, software, and support services
  • Monitors systems-related warranties, licenses, expiration dates; may update or recommend same for update
  • Facilitates access through CLAMS systems to services provided by state, regional, and other library and information systems

  Interaction with Staff and Users

  • Supervises, schedules, trains, and reviews performance of systems staff
  • Assists and works with other CLAMS staff and members in planning, developing, documenting and implementing policies and procedures
  • May represent CLAMS on user groups and at regional, state, or national conferences and committees, especially in relation to computerized networks or library automated systems
  • May attend seminars, workshops, training programs, demonstrations, exhibits, etc., as appropriate to the position of Systems Manager

  Other

  • Performs other duties as assigned by Executive Director

       

Environment

Small office environment consisting of a staff of 7 with shared responsibility in the overall maintenance of the office.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field.
  • 3 years systems experience, preferably in a library or information hosted network environment.
  • Knowledge of appropriate operating systems and hardware, library applications software, telecommunications hardware/software/services including IP telephony, TCP/IP, Web-based services and support (especially Google Apps, HTML, CSS, and Content Management Systems), and RESTful APIs.
  • Experience working with databases and SQL.
  • Working knowledge of programming/scripting languages such as Python, Perl, and PHP.
  • Project management experience.
  • Initiative, creative problem-solving abilities.
  • Excellent oral, telephone, written communication skills; ability to communicate effectively with vendors, all levels of library staff.
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently, meet deadlines, delegate assignments, work under pressure.
  • Ability to troubleshoot computer hardware and software problems.
  • Supervisory experience and skills.

Other Distinguishing Characteristics

  • Valid driver's license. Travel is occasionally required. Use of reliable insured vehicle when needed.
  • Light to moderate physical effort required in performing duties under typical office/data processing conditions
  • Must be able to lift 30 lbs., bend, reach, read visually and respond to audio signals; communicate effectively on telephone, in writing, and in person with network members, staff, vendors & others.
  • Operates electronic data processing and office equipment.

Full/Part Time

Full Time

Education

BA/BS

Salary

Starting Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications

Closing Date 

Open until filled.

How to Apply 

Submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references, as a PDF attachment by email to jobsearch@clamsnet.org.  Use the subject line: Systems Manager.  No phone calls please.  

Full job description is available upon request.

 

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Call for Proposals: 2019 Library Research Round Table Forum

Call for Proposals

2019 Library Research Round Table Forum

Theory, Method, and Practice in Library Research

ALA Annual Conference, Washington, DC, June 20-25, 2019

http://www.ala.org/rt/library-research-round-table/2019-lrrt-research-forums-washington-dc-2019

The Library Research Round Table (LRRT) is accepting paper submissions for the LRRT Research Forum at the 2019 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Washington, DC. The LRRT Research Forum will feature 15-minute presentations of library and information science (LIS) research followed by discussion. Proposals are due Friday, January 18, 2019.  Notification of acceptance will be made in mid-February 2019.

 

Description of the Session

This session will present three peer-reviewed papers describing research with the potential to make significant contributions to the field of library and information science (LIS). The three papers will selected as examples of research excellence, with a focus on work exemplifying strong use of theory, clear and well-organized research design, and appropriate data gathering and analysis methods.

Submissions emphasizing the problems, theories, methodologies, or significance of research findings for LIS are welcome. Topics can include information access, user behavior, electronic services, service effectiveness, emerging technologies, organizational structure, and personnel. All researchers, including practitioners from all types of libraries and other organizations, LIS faculty, graduate students, and other interested individuals are encouraged to submit proposals. Both members and nonmembers of LRRT are welcome.

 

The selection committee will use a blind review process to select three papers. Authors will be required to present their papers in person at the forum and to register for the conference. Criteria for selection include:

  •  Significance of the research problem to LIS research and practice.
  • Quality and creativity of the methodology/methods/research design.
  • Clarity of the connection to existing LIS research.

Please note that research accepted for publication by January 31, 2019 cannot be considered.

Each submission must consist of no more than two pages. On the first page, list the author names, titles, institutional affiliations, and contact information, including mailing addresses and email addresses.

The second page must NOT show your name or any personally identifying information. Instead, it must include:

  • The paper title.
  • A 500-word abstract of the research project, including: 1) a problem statement and significance, 2) project objectives, 3) methods/methodology, and 4) conclusions (or tentative conclusions for work in progress).
  • A brief statement saying if the research is complete or ongoing and listing the project beginning and end dates.

 

Send submissions via email to:

Amanda Folk

LRRT Chair

folk.68@osu.edu

 

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Intern, The Maxwell & Eleanor Blum Patient and Family Learning Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

This is a great opportunity for a library and information science student to gain experience in a hospital setting. Located at Massachusetts General Hospital, The Maxwell & Eleanor Blum Patient and Family Learning Center (Blum Center) is a state-of-the-art consumer health library and patient education resource center. The Blum Center offers free resources to help patients and families learn about health and illness, including access to their extensive book collection on a variety of health and wellness topics. Working closely with Blum Center staff, the intern will conduct an assessment of the existing book collection and make recommendations for updates to ensure library resources are current and evidence-based in order to effectively meet the health information needs of patients and families.

Qualifications:

  • Library and information science background preferred
  • Proficient with computer programs, particularly Microsoft Excel
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Effective communication skills
  • Ability to work independently

Flexible internship hours: 15-20 hours per week

Compensation: Unpaid internship

Interested students may contact Amy Sam, Health Education Project Specialist, at: or (617) 724-3823.

asam@mgh.harvard.edu

 

Learn more about the Blum Center online:

Website: massgeneral.org/PFLC

Facebook: facebook.com/MGHBlumCenter

Twitter: twitter.com/MGH_BlumCenter

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Call for Reviewers: Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy

If you are interested in the topics of intellectual freedom and privacy (broadly conceived), please consider registering as a possible reviewer: https://journals.ala.org/index.php/jifp. We are conscientious about not taxing reviewers and spreading out the requests to review. Happy to include doctoral students as well as faculty at all levels.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Shannon Oltmann at shannon.oltmann@uky.edu.

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Call for Abstracts: 2019 iConference

In this workshop, we seek to bring together researchers from the information fields broadly construed, along with researchers in related disciplines, to showcase the range of areas, practices and methodologies available to research forced migration. The aim is to introduce our information science colleagues to research in related disciplines, as well as acculturate our colleagues from other disciplines into the rich research context and frameworks in information science.

The workshop will feature a panel, lightning talks and various engagement sessions. A Special Issue featuring some of the Workshop contributions will also be produced following the event. 

The following two themes will frame the workshop contributions and discussions:

 

1. Information spaces of refugees

  • Navigating the information environments in new and/or transitional countries
  • Operational knowledge about information practices in different contexts
  • Making space for refugees
  • Evolving services provided by (public) libraries and other information professionals in the context of forced migration


2. Digitally-mediated environments of refugees

  • Information-related skills and strategies that facilitate access to (and uses of) information
  • Role of social media and online spaces in creating/regaining a sense of place
  • Access, accessibility, usability issues in forced migration research
  • Credibility and assessment; multilingual interactions; user-generated content


Abstract Submission

The workshop welcomes submissions for presenting a lightning talk of 15 minutes in one of the main themes of the workshop: Information spaces of refugees and digitally-mediated environments for refugees. Each lightning talk session will be followed by an interactive engagement with  the audience led by the speaker. When submitting an abstract for a talk, please state your plan for an interactive session that encourages audience commentary and engagement. Please plan for no more than 30 minutes. Your submission should include the following things:

● Abstract of your lightning talk with up to 300 words
● Short description of your audience engagement idea with no more than 200 words.

Please send your submission to  iconf2019-forcedmigrationws@lists.hu-berlin.de

Important Dates

● Abstract submission deadline: Jan 15th, 2019
● Notification of acceptance: Feb 15th, 2019


Knowledge Dissemination - Special Issue of IJIDI

In addition to the Workshop, we will also produce a Special Issue in The International Journal of Information, Diversity, & Inclusion (IJIDI) on the theme of the future of forced migration in information science. We welcome full research papers that make a novel contribution to this area of research (e.g., empirical, theory-based, methodological, comparative), and we seek a broad spectrum of submissions from workshop attendees as well as those who are not able to attend the workshop. The Special Issue will also have a special section for student work, works in progress, opinion pieces, and professional reports.

Deadlines for the Special Issue of IJIDI: Extended abstracts of up to 1,000 words for full research papers and up to 500 words for contributions to the special section are due by April 30, 2019. Authors will be notified of acceptance by May 30, 2019. The final papers will be due by October 15, 2019. Publication scheduled for the April 2020 issue. 

Organizers

Dr. Juliane Stiller, Berlin School of Library and Information Science, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany (juliane.stiller@ibi.hu-berlin.de)

Dr. Nadia Caidi, Faculty of Information, University Toronto, Canada (nadia.caidi@utoronto.ca)

Dr. Violeta Trkulja, Berlin School of Library and Information Science, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany (violeta.trkulja@ibi.hu-berlin.de)

Dr. Syed Ishtiaque Ahmed, Computer Science, University of Toronto, Canada (ishtiaque@cs.toronto.edu)

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Call for Abstracts: iConference CFP: Young People, Information, and Technology

Establishing an Inspiring, Inclusive, and Interdisciplinary Research Community Around Young People, Information, and Technology

Do you work in the area of young people, information, and technology? For our iConference workshop, we want to bring together researchers focused on the intersection of these three areas. Our goal is to build a research community that supports and promotes innovative, groundbreaking research in this critical area of youth engagement with technology and information.

The workshop will include presentations on current and ongoing research in this area, followed by design activities and discussion focused on topics such as:

  • What role can iSchools play in exploring relationships between information, young people, and technology? 
  • What methods are best for studying young people's digital practices around reading / writing / gaming, and their effects on how young people participate/engage?
  • Which theoretical frameworks support this work? 
  • How do privacy issues complicate both how young people participate, and how we, as a scholarly community, study them?

For the workshop presentations, we are looking for submissions focused on research that sits at the intersection of information, young people, and technology. We are looking for short, 10-minute papers, demonstrations, or creative activities.

If you are interested in presenting your research during the workshop, please submit a 250-word abstract by January 18th, 2019 to mmarten3@kent.edu.

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(2) Library Technician 3 Positions, Oregon State University Libraries, Corvallis, OR

Job Title: Library Technician 3

Appointment Type: Classified Staff

Job Location: Corvallis

Pay Method: Salary

Min Salary: $2825

Max Salary: $4259

 

Employment Category: Regular

This recruitment will be used to fill two full-time Library Technician 3 positions for the Libraries and Press at Oregon State University (OSU).

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. 

Position Summary

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, eProcurement/BennyBuy, and OSU foundation systems) to ensure expenditures are accurate, close out the fiscal year, and/or request additional funds from RAS director.

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:
Trains RAS 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.

Additional Required Qualifications

  • 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 of 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.
  • 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.
  • This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal History Check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSUStandard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in Youth Programs may have additional Criminal History Checks every 24 months.
  • A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

Preferred (Special) Qualifications

  • 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.

Working Conditions/Work Schedule

The LT3 will work 40 hours a week (Monday to Friday) between the hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.


To view the full job description and apply, please visit the following link. The posting number is P01917CT. 

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by January 18, 2019. Applications will continue to be accepted through January 25, 2019. 

 

OSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer: disability/veteran

 

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Audio-Visual Archival Summer School (BAVASS), Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

We, at Indiana University Libraries Moving Image Archive (IULMIA) are pleased to announce our upcoming Audio-Visual Archival Summer School (BAVASS) in May, 2019. BAVASS 2019 is an initiative of IULMIA in collaboration with FIAF (International Federation of Film Archives) and CCAAA(Co-ordinating Council of Audiovisual Archives Associations).

When: May 13, 2019- May 26, 2019

Where: Indiana University, Bloomington

Our trainers include David Walsh, Rob Byrne, Paul Messier, Dave Rice, Kara Van Malssen and many other distinguished experts in the field. The two-week workshop includes comprehensive courses of all topics related to all audio visual archival topics in the field today-- everything from film handling and inspection to digital preservation, and from copyright to cataloging. The school is comprised of lectures, hands on workshops and archival screenings. For more information on the wide array of courses, experts, fees and application instructions visit https://libraries.indiana.edu/bavass2019.  

Applications start on January 2, 2019

Have further questions?

Contact us: bavass@indiana.edu

 

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Archives Intern, Barrington Stage Company, Pittsfield, MA

The June M. Guertin Archives at Barrington Stage Company is seeking a 2019 summer intern. We are looking for a flexible and motivated individual to assist with a variety of projects in the newly founded archives. 

Who are we:

  • The fastest-growing arts venue in the Berkshires attracting 58,500 patrons per year
  • Nationally recognized for superior quality productions and comprehensive educational programming

Who are our interns:

  • Undergraduate and graduate-level students interested in pursuing careers in theatre showing a strong interest in furthering their professional development
  • Committed to working as part of a team in a top-notch Equity theatre setting

What we offer:

  • Opportunity to work with award-winning theatre professionals
  • Spend the summer in the cultural capital of the Berkshires
  • Housing along with a weekly stipend of $100
  • Tickets to all productions
  • Professional development seminars
  • Gym membership

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assisting the archivist fellow with our ongoing digitization initiative, scanning materials, editing images and applying relevant metadata
  • May also be asked to respond to internal reference requests, inventory and catalog items in the collection, write finding aids
  • Helping with special projects related to Barrington Stage Company's upcoming 25th season

Qualifications:

  • Must be detail-oriented, organized, comfortable working independently
  • Able to lift 50 pounds
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft and Google suites
  • The ideal candidate will have completed an introductory course in archives or have some experience in a library or archives setting
  • Background in theatre is not required, but an interest in performing arts archives is appreciated

The archives intern reports to the Archivist Fellow. To apply please visit our website at https://barringtonstageco.org/education-bsc/professional-internship-program/. All applications are due February 15th. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply early in the process.

 

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

2019/20 Kress Fellowship in Art Librarianship at Yale University
Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library
Yale University, New Haven, CT

Fixed Duration Position:  10 months from date of hire; non-renewable
Expected Start Date:        July 1, 2019

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

The University and the Library 

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

 

The Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library

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

 

Position Description

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

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

 

Responsibilities

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

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

 

Qualifications

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

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

 

Salary and Benefits

The Kress Fellowship is a competitive position. Applicants should submit a current resume or CV, a brief cover letter/statement of interest, and names and contact information for three professional references to Lindsay King via e-mail at lindsay.king@yale.edu, before February 1, 2019. The statement of interest is expected to reflect a genuine commitment to art librarianship and an interest in the provision of information services to the visual arts community. There is no application form. Please be sure to include "2019/20 Kress Fellowship" in the e-mail subject and cover letter.  A search committee of Yale librarians will review submissions. The Kress Fellow will be in residence at Yale for ten months and will receive an award of $40,000, prorated over the fellowship term. Health insurance will be provided.

 

Background Check Requirements

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

 

  Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.  Yale values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students and strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.

 

 

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Research Specialist, Issacson, Miller (IM), Multiple Locations

Boston, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. Locations

Isaacson, Miller (IM), the largest executive search firm dedicated to serving the leadership recruitment needs of the higher education and civic sector, seeks a Research Specialist to identify talent and evaluate future leaders. The role requires keen intellect and fervent analysis to investigate deeply and efficiently. This position will serve a critical role in the search process, sourcing candidates online through in-depth research and conducting in-depth screening of public records information. This is a unique opportunity for a curious, motivated individual.

 

Job Description

The Research Specialist will be an intellectually curious, detail-oriented, and motivated individual with outstanding communication skills they will use to provide consistently excellent research support to search teams. This individual will be a collaborative team member and engaged learner.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Work as part of a team to lead research strategy discussions and provide targeted research.
  • Support several search teams and searches simultaneously at various stages of the search, with research projects that include but are not limited to:
    • Institutional and market research: Provide background on the institution or field
    • Networking and candidate research: Build  lists of names or organizations and  research past searches and candidate pools using online databases and our internal database
    • Oppositional candidate research: Research and organize oppositional research on candidates using news databases and Google
  • Work with the Knowledge Management & Search Services staff across IM offices to collect and organize research for centralized accessibility of all research materials

  • Participate in research team meetings and projects; coordinate workload with other Research Specialists and draw on each other's help when they reach capacity.

 

Key Qualifications

  • Background: Bachelor's degree with two to three years of translatable, professional experience; non-profit or higher education experience is a plus.
  • Project management: Ability to prioritize and work on multiple tasks for multiple professionals simultaneously and independently, delivering high quality work within established timelines.
  • Communication: Ability to listen well, and to write and speak clearly and concisely. Respond promptly. Proactively update search teams on project progress.
  • Curiosity: Motivated to understand the context and goals for research assignments; engages internal partners in dialogue about research projects,including deadlines and project status.
  • Independent and team-based approach: Enjoys heads-down, independent work in addition to collaborative engagement with both the search team and fellow researchers.
  • Technical ability: Familiarity with search engines, web browsers, databases, and common office software. Willingness to discover, master, and teach new tools, sources, and techniques. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Attention to detail: Proficient with accurate data entry. Ability to contribute to and follow research protocols, where applicable.
  • Flexibility: Ability to recognize and accommodate varied approaches to and expectations of research. Ability to tailor communications to each recipient.
  • Self-motivation: Self-directed and able to work independently. Ability to recognize and articulate problems and propose creative solutions.
  • Mission: A clear commitment to Isaacson, Miller's mission.

 

Issacson, Miller (IM)

Isaacson, Miller was founded in 1982, and is committed to strengthening and diversifying leadership in the civic sector. Staff members share a fundamental dedication to the missions of the firm's clients. Inclusion of diverse voices enhances creativity, expands ways of learning and thinking, and challenges individuals to be open-minded. It is also a foundational element in building a just and equitable society. Beyond these stated values, IM is unusual among large search firms for its consistent and statistically significant track record of success in recruiting candidates from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds to key leadership positions throughout the country. Since its founding in 1982, 23 percent of the successful candidates in its searches have beenpeople of color and 43 percent have been women.

IM nurtures a culture of learning and experimentation in a context of warm collegiality, team spirit, shared values and mission commitment, and a sense ofthe whole being much greater than the sum of the parts.

This dedication to mission and general esprit de corps attract a remarkably diverse and talented staff. The Boston Globe has included IM in its list of the Best Places to Work in Massachusetts.

 

To Apply

Application materials, including resume and cover letter, should be submitted in confidence at:

https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Details/63353/Isaacson-Miller-Inc/Research-Specialist.

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Digital Scholarship Librarian, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT

The DiMenna-Nyselius Library invites applications from results-oriented, flexible, self-motivated librarians who have an enthusiasm for digital scholarly initiatives and teaching, and the ability to collaborate with colleagues in a goal-oriented library team. This position will include occasional evening and weekend hours.

 

Responsibilities:  Provides leadership in the development, implementation, promotion, and assessment of digital scholarly initiatives. Participates in the Library Partnership program. Participates in the Library's instruction program. Provides reference service. 

 

Requirements:  A graduate degree in Library & Information Science (MLS or equivalent) from an ALA accredited program. Experience and knowledge of current practices in digital scholarship. Project management experience. Evidence of potential in teaching. Professional academic reference service experience. Interest in marketing, outreach, and the promotion of library services.  Must be well organized, and able to meet deadlines and multiple demands.  Demonstrated ability to communicate, both orally and in writing, to a variety of audiences. Creative approach to the development of new services and commitment to responsive and innovative service is essential.

 

Highly Desirable: Second Master's degree.

 

Campus and Library:  Fairfield University is a co-educational, comprehensive Jesuit university with a 200-acre campus located along the scenic shoreline community of Fairfield, CT.  The University is comprised of approximately 3,500 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students pursuing degrees within 5 schools: The College of Arts and Sciences, The Charles F. Dolan School of Business, The School of Engineering,  The Marion Peckham Egan School Of Nursing & Health Studies, and The Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions.  All schools of the university are committed to a liberal humanistic approach to education, encouraging interdisciplinary learning and fostering ethical and religious values. The DiMenna-Nyselius Library provides innovative services and access to almost 1 million volumes in a state-of-the-art building that is highly-rated in student surveys.

 

To Apply:  To submit your resume, cover letter, names/contact information of three references, and employment application, please go to http://www.fairfield.edu/jobs, click on Employment Opportunities, then the position you wish to apply for, and follow the online application instructions. Review of applications will begin on January 22 and will continue until the position is filled. Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, Veterans, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with a disability. The salary exceeds the Connecticut Library Association minimum. 

 

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Considering Inquisitorial Documentation: What, How, and Where to Investigate?

This 20-hour course will be taught by Dr. Susana Cabezas Fontanilla, from the Department of History and Anthropology of America, Sciences and Techniques and Medieval History (Universidad Complutense de Madrid).

Date: January 21 - 25, 2019. 
Hours: 10:00am to 2:00pm every day
Place: Seminar I, Tower II of Humanities Floor 13, Ciudad Universitaria, Mexico City 
Classroom course.

Objective: 
Inquisitorial documentation is characterized by its abundance, variety, and integrity, along with its dispersion and complexity. These peculiarities can make any researcher who wants
 to work with these inquisitorial files find difficulties in understanding the sources which tell, firsthand, the story of the Holy Office. Hence the objective of this seminar is to discover the typologies of the inquisatorial documentation, with their levels of richness, diversity and textual relevance.

Methodology: 
We will combine theoretical exhibitions on each point of the program with inquisitorial documentation extracted from different archives. Alongside these, we will perform certain illustrative sessions of the functioning of the Portal of Spanish Archives (PARES), 
which concentrates the vast majority of the documents issued by the Holy Office.

Topics: 

1) Brief introduction to the Inquisition history and institution. 

2) Hierarchial Structure
Inquisitor General, Supreme Council, Courts of the Holy Office, Secretaries, Notaries and Rapporteurs. 

3) Inquisitional Documentation: 
Records of the Grand Inquisitor.
 Documents on the Supreme Council of the Inquisition. Court Documents of the Holy Office. 

4) Work tools: 
PAIRS 

5) Documentación novohispana.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: 
Students, teachers and researchers in the Humanities and Social Sciences (as well as related sciences) who are interested in understanding and studying the documentary problems of the Holy Office of the Inquisition.

RECOVERY FEE ONLY: 
MN $ 1,500.00

Entry Deadline: January 18, 2019

Your investment includes: 
 20 hours of Coursework 
 Reading Materials 
 Constancy

Important note: 
The program can always be modified for reasons beyond the IIBI. 
Evidence will be presented. 
Request your registration form at: inscripec@iibi.unam.mx

Information and registration: 
Jorge Castañeda: 5550-7495 
inscripec@iibi.unam.mx

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Education and Clinical Services Librarian, Lamar Soutter Library, UMass Medical School, Worcester, MA

Under the general direction of the Manager of Education and Clinical Services, the Education and Clinical Services Librarian plays a central role in developing customized library services in support of the University of Massachusetts Medical School's education, research, and clinical enterprise. The position collaborates with faculty, graduate students, academic units, and research center personnel to provide customized library services.

 

Why work at UMass Medical School?

UMass Medical School, Massachusetts' first and only public academic health sciences center, is an award winning public university and one of the leading medical schools in the nation for primary care education. UMass Medical School is also a major center for research, ranking in the top quartile of American medical schools that receive funding from the National Institutes of Health. The Lamar Soutter Library is a vital partner with the medical school and its clinical partner, UMass Memorial Health Care, in supporting educational and research activities. The library is recognized nationally as a leader in services for evidence based medicine, systematic reviews, research data management, research impact, and oversees the medical school's archives and institutional repository, eScholarship@UMMS.

 

What about Worcester, MA?

Worcester is the "heart" of the Commonwealth. It is a diverse, multi-ethnic, affordable, culturally-rich "neighborhood city", with a rich history in higher education and industry, and a vibrant foodie and arts scene. Being centrally located in MA gives easy access to Boston, Tanglewood, Hartford (CT), Portland (ME), Providence (RI), and beautiful coastal and mountain communities.

 

For more information and to apply, please visit https://www.ummsjobs.com/job/3566/.

 

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Archives and Research Assistant, Tufts University, Medford, MA

Tufts University's Digital Collections and Archives has an opening for a part-time Archives and Research Assistant available ASAP. Applicants must be students currently enrolled in an Archives Management program with a graduation date of January 2020 or later, and have some knowledge or exposure to archives or special collection operations (through coursework or comparable experience). Applicants must be available to work 3 days per week Monday-Friday, 9-4:30.


Responsibilities include:

  • Public Services: researching and responding to reference requests by phone and email; welcoming, orienting, and monitoring researchers in the reading room; fulfilling scanning and other digitization requests for patrons; retrieving and reshelving materials
  • Collections Management: surveying, arranging, and describing collections; enhancing existing collection description; rehousing and basic preservation activities; stabilizing born-digital records on obsolete media
  • Exhibit design and preparation
  • Occasional administrative and office support tasks

Candidates should be capable of working fairly independently and comfortable juggling multiple tasks and demands. Excellent written and oral communication skills required. These are graduate student positions, so training will be provided, but relevant work experience is a plus. Compensation is $15 per hour.

Please submit your application, consisting of cover letter and resume, to Adrienne Pruitt, Collections Management Archivist, at adrienne.pruitt@tufts.edu. In your cover letter, please indicate your availability, including days and total hours per week you are available to work.

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Technical Services Library Assistant I, Waltham Public Library, Waltham, MA

Work in a busy, team-oriented MLN member library serving a diverse community with a collection of over 200,000 items.

 

Qualifications include:  Bachelor's degree and at least one year experience working with staff and public in a tactful and courteous manner.  Excellent computer and problem solving skills along with an active interest in new technologies.  Superior customer service skills.  Strong knowledge of popular library materials and ability to anticipate publishing trends in order to select and order materials and weed collections. Ability to advise patrons on reference and current reading materials.  Ability to perform detailed work accurately and efficiently with a minimum of supervision.  Strong oral and written communication skills.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Must pass a pre-employment physical with drug and alcohol screening, a Criminal Offenders Record Information (CORI) and a background check. Full description available at Human Resources Department.

 

Duties include:  Assisting in all aspects of the Technical Services Department including collection development, selection, acquisition, cataloging, processing, invoicing and quality control; Providing public service desk tasks including check-in, check-out and renewing materials on the telephone or in person.  Providing assistance in locating materials; advising and recommending materials to children and adults. Interpreting and enforcing library policy and other similar or related work as directed.

 

Preferred: Experience with Serials/Periodicals and Electronic items such as OverDrive resources; fluency in Spanish, Chinese, Haitian Creole or Portuguese; familiarity with III Sierra software.

 

35 hours per week including staffing a public service desk a minimum of one evening per week, and a minimum of one Saturday and Sunday per month year-round and as needed. Excellent benefits.

 

Starting salary: $54.330.

 

Deadline to apply:  January 31, 2019

 

Qualified candidates should submit, preferably in ONE complete pdf:

 

 Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

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Alaska State Library Internship Project, Alaska State Library, Multiple Locations, AK

The Alaska State Library Internship Project will bring two interns who have recently or are near completion of their Master's degree in Library or Information Science to work in an Alaskan public library for two months in the summer of 2019. The goal of the project is to provide assistance to public libraries in Alaska who lack staff expertise to sustain long-term projects that would benefit their libraries and communities. Additionally the project will provide internship and professional development opportunities for MLIS students and lead to an increase in the number of MLIS students applying for jobs in Alaska.

 

Internship in Petersburg

LocationPetersburg, Alaska

LibraryPetersburg Public Library

Project Title: Applying the Principles of User Experience Design

Project Dates: July 8, 2019 thru August 31, 2019

Project Summary: The intern will use User Experience Design to improve the quality of the Petersburg Public Library user's interactions and perceptions of the library as a whole and apply it to both the virtual and physical experience of the library.  Using the book Useful, Usable, Desirable: Applying the User Experience Design to your Library as a guide, the intern will review the physical library space, review service points, polices and customer service. The intern will also evaluate library signage and wayfinding, the library's online presence and how users use the library. The intern will also create journey maps which holistically describe cores user experiences (i.e..: placing a hold, finding an item, using a public computer).

 

Internship in Anchorage

Location: Anchorage, Alaska

Library: Anchorage Public Library

Project Title: Library Marketing 101

Project Dates: June 3, 2019 thru July 28, 2018

Project Summary: During this project the intern will implement a marketing campaign for the Anchorage Public Library's Summer Discovery program that will increase the rate of participant's program completion and fight the traditional "dip" in library visits during the summer for all patrons. The intern will develop a Summer Discovery marketing plan, evaluate marketing activities and meet with local media representatives. The intern will produce a promotional video and a written report showing evaluation and metrics for Summer Discovery campaigns.  

 

Internship Application Process

Each internship position has specific qualifications that need to be met. For all positions, candidates must be:

  • 18 years or older
  • A U.S. citizen
  • Have completed or are near completion of the MLIS degree
  • Be able to meet the internship project start and end dates

All candidates will be required to: 

  • Provide a current resume
  • Provide a copy of unofficial transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation; one must be an academic recommendation
  • Provide a one page cover letter explaining why you are applying for an internship, what you hope to learn from the experience and how this experience fits into your future professional plans

Everything in the above list, except the letters of recommendations, may be sent in one email to Julie.niederhauser@alaska.gov 

Instructions on how to send your letters of recommendation are found under Note to recommendation writers. 

In the email subject line, enter: Internship application for [your name].

 

To view the application, please click here. The application period will close on February 16, 2019. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

 

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Public Services and Engagement Librarian, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL

Public Services and Engagement Librarian

Open Rank Faculty University Library

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

Position Available: The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date. This is a 100% twelve-month, tenure-system appointment.

 

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University's commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library seeks a dynamic and collaborative librarian to serve as the Public Services and Engagement Librarian for the Library's Life Sciences Division.  The Life Sciences Division is connected to a variety of units across campus, including the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES); the College of Veterinary Medicine; the School of Integrative Biology; the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology; the Department of Landscape Architecture; the Department of Urban and Regional Planning; the Prairie Research Institute; and the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology.   The Funk ACES Library serves as the hub library for life sciences on the Illinois campus.

 

This position requires a professional with interest in and enthusiasm for library outreach, engagement, and public services.  Working closely with other Life Sciences Division librarians, the successful candidate will expand and coordinate the division's outreach and engagement activities and marketing materials.  The public service aspects of the position include, but are not limited to, serving as the liaison to two units in the College of ACES that are dedicated to outreach and communication themselves - the Agricultural Communications Program; and University of Illinois Extension, including the Research Centers.  The position will also manage the Agricultural Communications Documentation Center (ACDC), which is affiliated with the Agricultural Communications Program and located in the Funk ACES Library.

 

The University Library of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign values diversity of thought, perspective, experience and people, and is actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect. We are dedicated to the practices of social justice, diversity, and equality, and strive to overcome historical and divisive biases in our society and embrace diverse points of view as assets to the fabric of our community. All positions will be called on to contribute to building this environment in the Library and throughout the campus community, and we encourage candidates to apply who share these values.

 

Position Description

Reporting to the Head of the Funk ACES Library, the Public Services and Engagement Librarian contributes to outreach, engagement and public services of the University Library's Life Sciences Division.  Specific duties include:

  • Serve as the liaison to the College of ACES Agricultural Communications Program and to University of Illinois Extension, including the Research Centers.
  • Manage the Agricultural Communications Documentation Center (ACDC), which includes managing the budget, supervising graduate assistants, coordinating the website, promoting and marketing the center, and collaborating with the College of ACES Agricultural Communications Program.
  • Participate in public services and other user-focused projects as part of the Funk ACES Library.
  • Expand and coordinate the outreach and engagement activities for the Life Sciences Division (LSD), such as social media accounts, regular panel discussions in the library, exhibits and displays, orientation events and tours for prospective and new students, and finals week activities in the library.
  • Develop and maintain marketing tools, content, and other support to optimize library and librarian outreach activities.
  • Collaborate with LSD liaison librarians to enhance their marketing outreach and to promote faculty, student, and staff use of library collections and services.
  • Engage faculty, students, and staff as current or potential users of library services and collections.
  • Promote digital and physical collections connected to LSD.
  • Participate in and contribute to University Library engagement and communication efforts.
  • Contribute to the national and international reputation of the University Library through professional research, service and collaboration with national colleagues and organizations.

 

Qualifications

Required:

  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent
  • At least one year of pre-or-post graduate experience working in an academic library
  • At least one year of experience in outreach and engagement, or an equivalent combination of training, education and experience
  • Experience providing public service in a library context
  • Experience with social media tools for organizational outreach or marketing
  • Demonstrated ability to work collegially and collaboratively with others in a team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and effectively with all elements of an academically and culturally diverse community
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Preparation and commitment to conduct independent scholarship consistent with a tenure-track faculty appointment and indications of ability to meet the promotion and tenure requirements of the University

 

Preferred:

  • Experience in promoting library services and engaging key stakeholders
  • Experience coordinating, leading, and assessing programs and events
  • Experience developing promotional materials and programs
  • Experience or coursework in special collections and/or metadata
  • Degree or coursework in a life sciences or agriculture field, or experience in an academic science library

 

Environment:

The Funk ACES Library is in a beautiful, distinctive building that opened in 2001.  It serves as the hub library for life sciences on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus and is closely linked with the Veterinary Medicine Library. The Funk Library is the primary facility serving students and researchers in the areas of agriculture, biology, natural history, environmental science, natural resources, landscape architecture, and urban planning. The University Library's Life Science Division is currently home to 5 librarians, 5 staff, and 6 graduate assistants from the School of Information Sciences. The Agricultural Communications Documentation Center (ACDC), which is located in the Funk ACES Library, strives to serve as a center of excellence in the field of agricultural communications by collecting literature for and offering services to users around the world.

 

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is one of the original 37 public land-grant institutions created after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Morrill Act in 1862. The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) ranks the University of Illinois as 25th in the World (2010); 4th World rank in Engineering/Technology and Computer Sciences (2010); 18th World rank in Life and Agriculture Sciences (2010); 23rd World rank in Natural Sciences and Mathematics (2010). The University has 2,548 faculty members, including 1,851 tenure/tenure track, and 697 visiting faculty and instructional staff, and 12,239 graduate and professional students (among its 44,000 total students). It consistently ranks among the top ten U.S. Universities in number of earned doctorates awarded annually in 2012, $583,754,000 was spent on research and development in science and engineering.

 

Salary and Rank: Salary and rank commensurate with credentials and experience. 

 

Terms of Appointment: Twelve-month appointment; 24 annual vacation days; 11 annual paid holidays; 12 annual sick-leave days (cumulative), plus an additional 13 sick-leave days (non-cumulative) available, if needed, each year; health insurance requiring a small co-payment is provided to employee (with the option to purchase coverage for spouse and dependents); required participation in State Universities Retirement System (SURS) (8% of annual salary is withheld and is refundable upon termination), with several options for participation in additional retirement plans; newly-hired employees are covered by the Medicare portion of Social Security and are subject to its deduction.

 

Campus and Community:  The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a comprehensive and major public land-grant university (Doctoral/Research University-Extensive) that is ranked among the best in the world. Chartered in 1867, it provides undergraduate and graduate education in more than 150 fields of study, conducts theoretical and applied research, and provides public service to the state and the nation. It employs 3,000 faculty members who serve 31,000 undergraduates and 12,000 graduate and professional students; approximately 25% of faculty receives campus-wide recognition each year for excellence in teaching. More information about the campus is available at www.illinois.edu.

 

The University is located in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana, which have a combined population of 100,000 and are situated about 140 miles south of Chicago, 120 miles west of Indianapolis, and 170 northeast of St. Louis. The University and its surrounding communities offer a cultural and recreational environment ideally suited to the work of a major research institution. For more information about the community, visit: <http://illinois.edu/about/community/community.html> or <http://www.ccchamber.org/>.

 

To Apply:  To ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a letter of interest, resume, and contact information including email addresses for three professional references. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For questions, please contact 217-333-8169. 

 

Deadline: In order to ensure full consideration, we urge candidates to submit application materials on or before January 11. 2019.

 

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

 

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Adult Services Librarian, Ames Public Library, Ames, IA

Ames Public Library seeks a librarian to join the Adult Services department. Position requires skills in reference, reader's advisory, and collection development (especially in a digital environment), and demonstrated proficiency in current and emerging technologies. Duties include managing collections, providing customer service, planning and facilitating innovative library programs for adults, and engaging with community partners.

 

Position requires ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS. Candidates must be eligible for Public Librarian Certification by the State Library of Iowa.

 

Hiring range is $50,412.34 - $71,906.64 with excellent City of Ames benefits. Position is full time, including some evenings and weekends.

 

Application Requirements: To apply, visit the City of Ames jobsite at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cityofames, where the complete job description and the supplemental questions are provided. Through the jobsite, submit a cover letter, City of Ames employment application, three references, and answers to the supplemental questions.

Application Deadline: 5:00 p.m. on 1/9/19.

 

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Part-Time Library Assistants, Gladwyne and Ludington Libraries, Lower Merion Township, PA

Positions: Part-Time Library Assistant 1 - Gladwyne Library

                        Average of 29 hours per week:

                                                  Monday: 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

                                                  Tuesday: 4 - 8 p.m.

                                                  Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

                                                  Thursday: 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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

                    Part-Time Library Assistant 1 - Ludington Library

                       Average of 4 to 13.5 hours per week:

                                                  3 Saturdays per month: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

                                                  Occasional Sundays 11:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. and

                                                  Occasional Evenings 5 p.m.- 9 p.m. or 6 p.m. -9 p.m.

 Range and Rate (for both):  Schedule PT29 - $22.68/hour

Internal candidates please contact Library Administration to determine what the potential compensation and/or fringe benefit impact would be for you.

 

Duties:           Gladwyne Library

  • Assists in the operation of the circulation department.  
  • Uses library computer system to register and update borrower information, check materials in and out, process overdues and reserves, and collect fines, involving cash handling.  
  • Answers telephone inquiries.  
  • Provides information and directions to patrons, assists patrons in locating books and other materials.  
  • Demonstrates the use of the computerized catalog, electronic databases available on the LMLS website, and reader's advisory.  
  • Assists with use of copy machines, computers, and with e-materials available to patrons through streaming and downloading on various devices.
  • Shelves books, videos, music CDs, and books on tape, both upstairs and downstairs.
  • May be responsible for opening and closing building.
  • May supervise student workers and/or pages.
  • May assist with processing new materials, sorting the interlibrary delivery, emptying return drops.
  • Performs various projects assigned by the Head Librarian.  
  • Interest in adult programming and outreach desired.

                      Ludington Library

  • Assists in the operation of the reference department and occasionally the circulation department.  
  • Uses library computer system to register and update borrower information, check materials in and out, process overdues and reserves, and collect fines, involving cash handling.  
  • Answers telephone inquiries.
  • Provides information and directions to patrons, assists patrons in locating books and other materials.  
  • Demonstrates the use of the computerized catalog, electronic resources available on the LMLS website, and reader's advisory.  
  • Assists with use of copy machines, computers, and with e-materials available to patrons through streaming and downloading on various devices.
  • Answers general reference questions.
  • Answers basic Microsoft Word and Excel questions.
  • Assists with internet, microfilm reader, scanner and electronic device troubleshooting.
  • Shelves books, DVDs, music CDs, and books on tape.
  • May be responsible for opening and closing building.
  • May supervise student workers and/or pages.
  • May assist with processing new materials, sorting the interlibrary delivery, emptying return drops.

 

Qualifications:

  •  High school graduate or equivalent.
  • Recent library experience desired.
  • Experience in computer operation required.  
  • Experience with Microsoft Office desired.
  • Customer service experience desired.
  • Ability to assist both adults and children courteously and efficiently.  
  • Ability to perform basic arithmetic computations.
  • Ability to sit for up to 2 hours and must be mobile for 2-4 hours a day.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to bend, stoop, squat, reach above shoulder level, kneel, lift, push and pull up to 35% of the day for shelving books and other library procedures.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 10 pounds up to 68% of the day for helving books and for moving of library materials.
  • Ability to use both the right and left hand for firm grasping, repetitive actions and fine manipulation. 

For Gladwyne:

  • Ability and willingness to work both upstairs and downstairs.

For Ludington: 

  • Good ability in oral and written communication including social media.

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

 

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

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

Send cover letter, resume, a Township application and list of three references to:       

Library Department

75 E. Lancaster Avenue, Third Floor

Ardmore, PA 19003

610-645-6110

Or email jdeangelis@lmls.org

 

Applications must be received by 4:30 P.M., Friday, January 11, 2019.

 

More Information on Lower Merion Township: 

Located in the heart of the historic "Main Line," the Township is a first-ring suburban community bordering the City of Philadelphia. At nearly 24 square miles in area, Lower Merion is the largest of the 62 municipalities located within Montgomery County. It is home to nationally recognized public and private schools, as well as colleges and universities, including Bryn Mawr College, Harcum College, Haverford College, Rosemont College, and Saint Joseph's University. As of the 2016 U.S. Census, the township had a total population of 58,288, with 23,868 households. The Township has a median housing value of $341,100 and a median family income of $86,373, the highest in the County. Excellent educational opportunities, two respected hospitals, convenient shopping and dining establishments and a plenitude of open space all within its borders, make Lower Merion Township one of the most desirable communities in which to live and work.

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Youth Services Librarian, Lithgow Public Library, Augusta, ME

Lithgow Public Library, the public library for Maine's capital city, is seeking an innovative Youth Services Librarian with a collaborative style to supervise Library Aides and Teen Services Coordinator and to oversee the Youth Services department in its daily function of literacy promotion, programs, and reference services while providing a safe and friendly atmosphere. 

The successful candidate will have an ALA-accredited Masters of Library Science degree, a team-oriented approach, excellent communication skills, supervisory experience and enthusiasm for working with a diverse public.  1-3 years of supervisory experience.  

This is a full-time, non-exempt position with a comprehensive benefits package, including medical insurance, a pension, and generous paid time off.  Pay scale is Non Union NU-17 $20.58 to $25.72 per hour, depending on the skills and background of the candidate. 
 
To apply, submit a cover letter, resume and three current references to Human Resources at HR@augustamaine.gov or to 16 Cony St., Augusta, ME, 04330.  For more information, contact Sarah Schultz-Nielsen, Library Director at (207) 626-2415 or  e-mail sarah@lithgowlibrary.org.    
 
Applications will be accepted until January 14, 2019. 

 

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Multiple Positions, Springfield City Library, 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. We are recruiting candidates for Teen Services LibrarianReference LibrarianBranch Library Supervisor, and Adult & Youth Information Services Manager. Get excited about the possibilities of working in the city of Springfield by watching this video, then apply for the position that best suits you. 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 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 be responsible for:  

  • Developing and providing teen programs and services for the Central Library, including 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 must be 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 include a bachelor's degree and completion of an American Library Association accredited Master of Library Science and two years of specialized library experience.

Further job details and job application are available on the City of Springfield's website. The annual salary is $52,540.80.  The closing date for this position is Monday, January 7, 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 "Teen Services Librarian."

 

The Reference Librarian position is based at our Central Library and works primarily with adults. The person selected for this position will have be responsible for:

  • Providing reference and resource information and material and programs to the general public for the City of Springfield's Library Department
  • Assisting patrons to find and use library materials or provide referral to other sources and other similar duties pertaining to the Information Services department. 

Work must be performed in accordance with accepted practices and procedures in the field of library sciences related to reference and resource material with considerable latitude for the exercise of independent professional judgment under the general direction of the Adult & Youth Information Services Manager, who reviews work through observation, reports and conferences. 

Further job details and job application are available on the City of Springfield's website. The annual salary is $47,623.16.  The closing date for this position is Monday, January 7, 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 "Reference Librarian."

 

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 includes 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 is 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 annual salary is $52,540.80, with an expected increase in 2019.  The closing date for this position is Monday, January 7, 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."

 

The Adult & Youth Information Services Manager position is based in our busy Central Library and Mason Square Branch Library. The person selected for this position will be part of the Leadership Team and be responsible for: 

  • Directing all activities of the Library's Central Library Adult and Youth Services and the Mason Square Branch Library, which includes Youth, Outreach, and Adult Services, including programming and reference and information services. 
  • Ensuring that department services are meeting established standards, objectives, and goals, and that services are provided in an appropriate and timely manner in response to changing public needs. 

Work must be performed with professional administrative judgment and decisions are made in accordance with the policies and objectives of the Library Department, with review by the Library Director who reviews work through reports and conferences. Supervision is exercised over professional staff.

Requirements include five years of experience in a library environment with two to three years of management experience in an urban, multi-branch public library that demonstrates knowledge of public services for all ages, including reference, programming, public instruction, library collections, service delivery technology, and service evaluation. A bachelor's degree and completion of an American Library Association accredited Master of Library Science are also required.

Additional requirements include a proven record of meaningful community engagement and strong staff mentoring and coaching skills. Candidates should also have experience in creating lively programs for adults, teens, and children. Bilingual abilities desirable (English and Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese or other).

Further details and the job application are available on the City of Springfield's website. The annual salary is $69.011.28 The closing date for this position is Monday, January 7, 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" Adult Youth Information Services Manager."

Inquiries via email about these positions are welcome, but all applications must be filed on the City's website.

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Children's Librarian (Part-Time, Temporary), Salisbury Public Library, Salisbury, MA

The Town of Salisbury is seeking an enthusiastic individual to serve as a temporary, part-time Children's Librarian. The Children's Librarian maintains a welcoming Children's Room with 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. This is a great opportunity to build experience developing and running weekly story hours and other children's programs, performing readers' advisory and reference duties and maintaining a Children's Room in a beautiful new building. This is an 8 week position, with the potential for some additional weeks. 

Responsibilities

  • Plans and delivers programs and activities for children from infancy to age 12
  • Provides a full range of information services to the public, including reference and readers'/media advisory, in person at public service desks, by phone and online, and through public programming
  • Assists patrons at the Children's and Circulation desks by answering general questions regarding the collection, the library catalog, readers' advisory services and other patron inquiries
  • Performs a variety of circulation duties as assigned, including checking material in and out, answering phones, and shelving materials.

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of current children's and young adult literature trends
  • Familiarity with automated library systems
  • Working knowledge of computers
  • General knowledge or interest in children's literature
  • Ability to effectively deliver customer service in a friendly courteous manner
  • Availability to work one evening a week
  • Highly self-motivated, energetic, creative and flexible with the ability to prioritize tasks and work independently while also functioning as part of a team
  • A commitment to making positive connections with children and teens, both individually and in groups
  • Ability to deal effectively with parents, teachers and other adults working with children and teens
  • Proficient in the use of computers, especially with regards to verifying web and bibliographic resources
  • Must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds


Work Environment

Light to moderate physical effort required in lifting, carrying and shelving books and other library materials up to 30 pounds. Intermittent standing, walking, bending, reaching, crouching, climbing and similar activities. Able to listen and communicate well in a busy environment. Regular schedule includes one evening a week.

The Town of Salisbury is an EEO/ADA Employer.

Education

BA/BS

Salary

$18-20 depending on experience

Closing Date

January 15

How to Apply

Please forward your cover letter and resume in one of the following ways to:

Terry Kyrios, Director
Salisbury Public Library
17 Elm Street
Salisbury, MA 01952

Email: tkyrios@salisburylibrary.org

 

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Call for Applications: Society of American Archivists' (SAA) Mosaic Scholarship

The application period for the Society of American Archivists' (SAA) Mosaic Scholarship is currently open, with a deadline of February 28, 2019. 


The Mosaic Scholarship was established to provide financial and mentoring support to minority students pursuing graduate education in archival science, to encourage students to pursue careers in archives, and to promote the diversification of the American archival profession. The award is given to applicants who demonstrate excellent potential for scholastic and personal achievement and who manifest a commitment both to the archival profession and to advancing diversity concerns within it. 


Up to two scholarships of $5,000 each will be awarded, contingent on available funds. In addition, each scholarship recipient receives a one-year complimentary membership to SAA and complimentary registration to the Society's Annual Meeting for the year in which the scholarship was received. 


For more information on the scholarship, eligibility requirements and application instructions, please visit: http://www2.archivists.org/governance/handbook/section12-mosaic.  Click here to apply! 


Good Luck!

 

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Technical Services Librarian/Supervisor, Woburn Public Library, Woburn, MA

The Woburn Public Library seeks an experienced Technical Services Librarian.  This position oversees the library's technical services operations including the acquisitions, cataloging, classification and processing of all library materials. The Technical Services Supervisor is responsible for seeing that all library computers are regularly updated and data files are backed up.  Serves as primary interface to MLN for technical services issues. Represents the library at MLN committee meetings.  Provides guidance and supervision to other staff on matters relating to technical services. Participates in the selection and training of library personnel.  The Technical Services Supervisor also provides reference and circulation services when assigned, and is skilled in using and troubleshooting various forms of library technology.  

Qualifications

Master of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited program, and 3 years progressively responsible public library experience required. Knowledge and experience using an integrated library system is required, use of Innovative Interface is preferred. Candidate must have considerable knowledge of computers and computer applications in libraries.  Applicant must have excellent customer service skills and the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.  Supervision of library staff and personal interaction with library patrons and vendors requires exercising tact and diplomacy. Must be a team player who adapts well to change,and a self-starter.

Full/Part Time

Full Time, 37.5 hours including one night and a Saturday rotation.

Education

MLS

Salary

Salary starts at $55,558 depending on experience, plus full benefits package.

Closing Date

Open until filled, applications will be reviewed as received.

How to Apply

To apply, email a resume and cover letter to Chuck Flaherty at cflaherty@minlib.net

  

Woburn Public Library in an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

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Library Director, Woburn Public Library, Woburn, MA

The Board of Trustees of the Woburn Public Library is seeking an energetic, resourceful, and dynamic individual to become their next Library Director. Woburn is a City of 38,000 residents with a rich history located nine miles and a short drive from downtown Boston.

In March the complete restoration of the historic H.H. Richardson building will be completed, and with a magnificent 30,000 sq. ft. addition, begin to serve the needs of library users. The new library will feature a Teen Room, Makerspace, greatly expanded meeting and study spaces, and provide a fabulous platform from which services can grow to meet the unique needs of this community.

Duties

The Director shall provide leadership and supervision to a staff of 20 and oversee an annual municipal budget of $1,330,000.  

Other duties include the planning, management, and administration of all library functions.  These include, among other responsibilities, the preparation of the library budget, supervision of all staff, working with the library's Board of Trustees, and cooperating with the Friends and Foundation groups. The Director reports to the Board of Trustees.

Qualifications

Candidates for this position must possess a Master's degree from an ALA accredited program in Library Science and five years of progressively responsible library experience.  Candidates will exhibit proven leadership capability, excellent oral and written communication skills, and competence in financial management. Candidates should have a thorough familiarity with public library principles, practices, and procedures and be skilled in researching and managing all aspects of library services. Finally, the candidate should have an ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with staff, library patrons, Trustees, community organizations, and City officials. 

Salary

$100,972, plus educational stipend and full municipal benefits

How to Apply

Cover letter and resume should be sent to librarydirector@cityofwoburn.com no later than January 31, 2019.

 

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Clinical Librarian, VA New England Health Care System's Library Services/Knowledge & Information Service, Boston, MA

Join The Boston VA Clinical Librarians! 

Bring your A-Game to the VISN1 New England VA Knowledge Library team!

Are you an energetic, new, techno-savvy medical librarian?  Or, an experienced clinical librarian, eager to join a team of clinical librarians and put your skills & expertise to work with clinical staff, residents, fellows, and researchers of all sorts?  If you're a self-starter, team player, who's energized by the challenge of making a difference in Veterans health care, please consider applying for our upcoming Boston Clinical Librarian position on https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/520432200.

Take a few minutes, create your account, upload your cover letter and resume and when the announcement goes live tomorrow you'll be ready. The listing is up from December 28thst until the evening of January 4th.

About Boston VA:  We operate across 3 campuses and 5 Community Based Outpatient Clinics.  The Boston VA has more trainees and researchers (in all fields) than any other VA!  Our 3 person team is part of the VA New England-wide Knowledge Librarians. We promote evidence-based, patient-centered care through teaching information literacy skills to clinicians, trainees, and researchers--providing information at the point of care and need, participating on research teams, clinical rounds, and more.

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Reference and Instruction Librarian, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD

Overview 

  • Open & closing dates: 12/20/2018 to 01/14/2019
  • Service: Competitive
  • Pay scale & grade: GS 12
  • Salary: $81,548 to $106,012 per year
  • Appointment type: Permanent
  • Work schedule: Full-Time

Location 

1 vacancy in the following location:

Bethesda, MD 

Relocation expenses reimbursed: No

Telework Eligible: Yes, as determined by agency policy

Duties Pertaining to this Position

You will serve as a LIBRARIAN in the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Office of Information and Education Technology, Learning Resource Center's Reference and Information Services Department of UNIF SRVS UNI OF THE HLTH SCI.

Learn more about this agency 

 Responsibilities

  • You will manage the library instruction program.
  • You will provide classroom-based reference instruction.
  • You will identify and implement new topics and methods for instruction to meet the needs of the university's educational mission.
  • You will design web-based learning modules.
  • You will create and develop topics of interest to University patrons to be included in the instruction program.
  • You will work with students to create modules for students on specialized library topics.
  • You will conduct in-depth, highly specific scientific and medical searches for faculty, staff and students using medical and bioscience databases.
  • You will advise patrons on the most effective use of bibliographic resources.
  • You will serve as a Learning Resource Center liaison with the University's School of Medicine, Graduate School of Nursing and Postgraduate Dental Colleges. 

Travel Required: Occasional - You may be required to travel for this position. 

Supervisory Status: None

Promotion Potential: None

Job Family (Series): 1410 Librarian

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Requirements

 Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US Citizen. 
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/.
  • Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
  • You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
  • This position may require travel from normal duty station to CONUS and OCONUS and may include remote or isolated sites. You must be able to travel on military and commercial aircraft for extended periods of time.

Qualifications 

In addition to the Basic Requirements for this position, your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: As a professional librarian applying established library practices and techniques to resolve patrons' reference and research needs. 

Applicants must meet the following positive education qualifications 
Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website:
https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-PROF.
https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1400/librarian-series-1410/

Education

Applicants must meet the following positive education qualifications requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual: Applicants must possess: Completion of 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; or, a total of at least 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; a knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services. Experience must have demonstrated the 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-todate information on the state of the art.

 

Additional Information

This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.

Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement.

A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

If you are unable to apply online and request information about the Alternate Application process, please contact the Department of Navy's Employment Information Center.

Federal annuitant information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf

ICTAP Applicants: To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority as an ICTAP candidate for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a rating in the highly qualified category or higher. For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/federal-employees/ictap/

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.

When the application process is complete, we will review your resume to ensure you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the Occupational Questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your ability to demonstrate the following competencies:

  • INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
  • LIBRARY SCIENCE
  • ORAL COMMUNICATION
  • WRITTEN COMMUNICATION



You will be evaluated and rated under Category Rating selection procedures. Additional points are not added for veterans' preference; however, preference is still applied. Applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.

If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories:

Best Qualified - Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for announced position.
Highly Qualified - Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for announced position.
Qualified - Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for announced position.

If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.

If after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligible/not qualified.

Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

All qualifications requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, 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.

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Background Checks and Security Clearance

  Security Clearance: Confidential

  Drug Test Required: No

Required Documents

YOU ARE REQUIRED TO DOCUMENT IN YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE EVIDENCE THAT SUPPORTS YOUR ELIGIBILITY AND QUALIFICATION CLAIMS. You are required to upload the applicable documents with your application package. These documents will assist the staffing specialist in determining your eligibility and qualifications.

DOES THIS POSITION REQUIRE A LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE?
You must submit a copy of your license or certificate in your application package.

ARE YOU QUALIFYING BASED ON EDUCATION or A COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE?
You must submit a copy of your college transcript or an appropriate course listing. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. If selected, an official/sealed transcript will be required prior to appointment.

ARE YOU A VETERAN CLAIMING SOLE SURVIVORSHIP PREFERENCE OR 5-POINT VETERANS' PREFERENCE?
You must provide legible copy/copies of the following: DD-214 (member 4 copy), "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," showing all dates of service, as well as character of service (Honorable, General, etc.) or Statement of Service/Proof of Service (in lieu of a DD-214) from your command or local Personnel Support Detachment (PSD). The Statement of Service/Proof of Service must provide all dates of service, the expected date of discharge and anticipated character of service (Honorable, General, etc.). Veterans should upload their DD-214 once they receive it upon separation.

ARE YOU A DISABLED VETERAN or CLAIMING 10-POINT VETERANS' PREFERENCE?
Disabled veterans, veterans, widows, spouses or the mother of a veteran who are eligible for 10-point veterans' preference must provide legible copies of the following: Applicable supporting documents as noted on Standard Form-15 (SF-15). To obtain a copy of SF-15, go to http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf.

ARE YOU AN ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBER? Active Duty Service Members are required to submit a statement of service printed on command letterhead and signed by the command. The statement of service must provide the branch of service, rate/rank, all dates of service, the expected date of discharge and anticipated character of service (Honorable, General, etc.).

Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents contain personal information such as SSN and DOB and some documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove said personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

Review our benefits

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. 

How To Apply

Click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Complete resume with relevant experience where you worked, job title, duties and accomplishments, employer's name and address, supervisor's name and phone number, starting and end dates (Mo/Yr), hours per week and salary. If you are a current or previous federal employee, provide your pay plan, series and grade level (e.g. GS-0201-09).
2. Complete assessment questionnaire. For a quick preview of the assessment questionnaire click here: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10382156
3. Supporting documentation

Failure to submit a complete application package will result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration.

Your complete application (resume, assessment questionnaire, and all supporting documents) must be received by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on 01/14/2019. Applications received after 01/14/2019 may result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration. If more than one resume is received, only the last resume received and processed will be reviewed.

NOTE: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account: https://mydon.usajobs.gov/Account/Login select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process so please plan appropriately.

You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

Do not email or send hard copy resumes/applications to the Contact Information or Agency Information listed in this vacancy announcement. All resumes/applications received at the addresses listed in the Contact Information or Agency Information will be destroyed and will not be considered for this vacancy announcement.

It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that all information in their resume and documents are legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers/documents submitted by an applicant.

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Agency Contact Information

  Department of Navy EIC 

  Phone: (800) 378-4559

  Email: DONEIC@navy.mil

  Address: UNIF SRVS OF THE HLTH SCI

                  4301 Jones Bridge Road

                  Bethesda, MD 20814

                  US 

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Next Steps

When the application process is complete, your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements for which you requested consideration. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your level of knowledge, skill, and ability related to the job requirements.

Best qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager. The hiring manager may choose to conduct interviews. Once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.

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Fair and Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Resonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency. 

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Archives Program Officer and Academic Professional, University of Illinois Library, Urbana-Champaign, IL

Archives Program Officer - Archives Research Center and University Archives
Academic Professional 
University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign

 

Positions Available: Positions available immediately. These are 100%-time, twelve-month appointment academic positions in the University Library.

Position one is a full-time professional position in the University Library. The position provides professional reference and operational support for the Archives Research Center. The position reports to the Archivist for Student Life and Culture.

Position two is a visiting professional position in the University Archives' Main Library location, with an initial term of four years and the possibility of extension depending upon future needs and resources.  It is focused on professional reference and research and implementation for records surveying, appraisal, and arrangement and description, including the arrangement and description of digital records.  The position reports to the University Archivist.

When applying, candidates should indicate if they are interested in being considered for position one, position two or both positions.

Duties and Responsibilities: These professional positions assume leading roles in providing services for archival materials and, through specialized knowledge of records, standards andarchival techniques, will 1) assist faculty, administrators, students and members of the public in locating, interpreting, and making research use of primary and secondary sources and 2) survey, appraise, arrange, and describe archives. Through application of research and best practices, these positions lead or collaborate in planning and implementing policies and procedures for services related to the collections held at the Archives Research Center or University Archives, including both Student Life and Culture Archives and general University Archives materials. The incumbents provide and coordinate reference, access, and outreach services and the arrangement, description, and digitization of archival materials including university records, manuscript collections, and professional and student organization records. The successful candidate will develop and implement plans to accession, arrange, process, describe, and provide access to archival materials in analog and digital forms, in consultation with the Student Life and Culture Archivist and the University Archivist as well as with functional experts in other Library units, such as Preservation Services; Digitization Services; Research and Information Services; and the History, Philosophy and Newspaper Library. The positions also assist in the supervision of graduate and undergraduate student workers.

The University Library of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign values diversity of thought, perspective, experience and people, and is actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect. We are dedicated to the practices of social justice, diversity, and equality, and strive to overcome historical and divisive biases in our society and embrace diverse points of view as assets to the fabric of our community. All positions will be called on to contribute to building this environment in the Library and throughout the campus community, and we encourage candidates to apply who share these values

Specific responsibilities for the two positions will vary from week to week but may include:

Applying an understanding of the intellectual and contextual nature of archives content and how that intersects with users' reference and research needs:

  • Creates exceptional user experiences by joining knowledge of content of archives with an analysis of the researcher's needs and an understanding of evidential linkages between records;
  • Provides access to the archives and collections through research and relevant subject knowledge, and mediating complex in-person and remote reference and research requests;
  • Researches and teaches instructional sessions for students, faculty, and visitors on the use of archival materials, focusing both on the nature of unpublished documentation and subject areas of relevance to the audiences for Archives Research Center or University Archives materials;
  • Leads one-on-one or small group research consultations;
  • Researches, creates, and maintains content-rich, analytical, and high quality articles, exhibits, and online resources for scholarly and general interest use of the Archives;
  • Researches and writes analytical research guides for specific topics and classes

Applying advanced research and experience in archival theory and functions:

  • Writes grant applications to garner additional resources to process and enhance access to holdings of the University Archives and programs at the Archives Research Center;
  • Using best professional practices grounded in historical research and contextual understanding, plans and conducts or supervises the survey, accessioning, and arrangement of archives, manuscript collections, electronic, and digital records (including web and social media archives), and other archival materials;
  • Advances public engagement by researching and organizing onsite and traveling exhibits, creating marketing materials, and programming speaking events or outreach activities;
  • Researches and writes content for website, media, and social media, and other engagement opportunities

Applying technical knowledge of archival practice:

  • Ensures that digital materials are preserved and accessible based on knowledge of electronic records management techniques and theory;
  • Prepares and implements digitization plans and plans for processing digital acquisitions to ensure that digital materials are freely and appropriately accessible;
  • Researches intellectual property permissions to fulfill user requests;
  • Assesses and protects property and privacy rights of record creators;
  • To ensure the integrity of facilities and environmental systems that guarantee collection security and preservation, overseesarchives facilities;
  • Develops and writes documentation for processing policies and procedures that follows best practices;
  • Hires, trains, mentors, and supervises others in arrangement and description activities;
  • Develops and maintains the University Archives web presence, including coordination of systems migrations, in consultation with staff from Library Information Technology Services

Academic Professional employees are encouraged to use "investigation time" to pursue areas of interest, not directly in support of an immediate program need, in accordance with the University Library's policy on Investigation Time for Academic Professional Employees <www.library.illinois.edu/administration/human/resources/...>. Some investigations originating in this manner may evolve into regular work assignments or production activities

Environment: The University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign is one of the preeminent research libraries in the world. With more than 14 million volumes and significant digital resources, it ranks second in size among academic research libraries in the United States and first among public university libraries in the world. As the intellectual heart of the campus, the Library is committed to maintaining the strongest possible collections and services and engaging in research and development activities in pursuit of the University's mission of teaching, scholarship, and public service. The Library currently employs approximately 90 faculty and 300 academic professionals, staff, and graduate assistants. The Library consists of multiple departmental libraries located across campus, as well as an array of central public, technical, and administrative service units. The Library also encompasses a variety of virtual service points and "embedded librarian" programs.

The University Archives' permanent staff includes seven archivists, two academic professional, graduate assistants, and hourly student assistants operating from three service locations: Room 146 Library, the Archives Research Center, and the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music. University Archives holdings include official records of the university, papers of prominent faculty and alumni, andassociated manuscript collections and records, papers, photographs, audiovisual materials, and related historical collections of professional and public service associations.

The Archives Research Center is a research service point and holdings facility of the University Archives. Its holdings include the Student Life and Culture (SLC) Archives, a program administered by the Archivist for Student Life and Culture to document the history of student life nationally (particularly in terms fraternal organizations) and locally at the University. It also houses the archives of the American Library Association, the Advertising Council and other national organization archives as well as a majority of University of Illinois archival records and collections.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Master's degree in library/information science or archives or museum studies or public history or a related field
  • Bachelor's degree in the humanities, social sciences, or related field
  • Prior professional or pre-professional experience working  with documentary material in an archives, museum, or special collections repository
  • Demonstrated knowledge of, and experience with, archival techniques and practices
  • Ability to manage and complete a diverse range of projects in a timely and accurate fashion
  • Ability to lift 30 lbs. to a height of 5 feet
  • Demonstrated research and discursive writing skills
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly in writing and in person
  • Demonstrated interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and to work collaboratively and effectively in a team environment

Preferred:

  • ALA accredited Master's of library/information science with a focus on archives
  • One or more years of demonstrated experience arranging, describing, and managing archives or manuscript collections
  • Demonstrated experience using current and emerging technologies to improve access to archives and/or manuscript collections
  • Demonstrated experience with digitization and/or digital record ingest
  • Working knowledge of preservation and/or conservation practices 

Salary and Rank: Salary commensurate with credentials and experience.

Terms of Appointment: Twelve-month appointment; 24 work days' vacation per year; 11 paid holidays; 12 days annual sick leave (cumulative up to a maximum of 240 days) plus an additional 13 days (non-cumulative) per year if necessary; health insurance, requiring a small co-payment, is provided to employees (coverage for dependents may be purchased); participation in the State Universities Retirement System is required upon appointment (8% of member's salary is withheld and is tax exempt until retirement); newly hired university employees are covered by the Medicare portion of Social Security, and are subject to its deduction.

Campus and Community: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a comprehensive and major public land-grant university (Doctoral/Research University-Extensive) that is ranked among the best in the world. Chartered in 1867, it provides undergraduate and graduate education in more than 150 fields of study, conducts theoretical and applied research, and provides public service to the state andthe nation. It employs 3,000 faculty members who serve 31,000 undergraduates and12,000 graduate and professional students; approximately 25% of faculty receives campus-wide recognition each year for excellence in teaching. More information about the campus is available at www.illinois.edu. The University is located in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana, which have a combined population of 100,000 and are situated about 140 miles south of Chicago, 120 miles west of Indianapolis, and 170 northeast of St. Louis. The University and its surrounding communities offer a cultural and recreational environment ideally suited to the work of a major research institution. For more information about the community, visit: illinois.edu/about/community/community.html orhttp://www.ccchamber.org/.

To Apply: To ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a letter of interest, resume, and contact information including email addresses for three professional references. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. When applying, include interest in being considered for position one, position two or both positions. For questions, please call: 217-333-8169. 

Deadline: In order to ensure full consideration, applications and nominations must be received by February 1, 2019. Interviews may occur before the closing date; however, no decisions will be made prior to the closing date. 

Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity.

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Call for Applications: MAC Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship for Students of Color

MAC is soliciting applications for the 2019 Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship for Students of Color (www.midwestarchives.org/motley). The scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to students of color pursuing graduate education in archival administration and to encourage ethnic diversification of the MAC membership and of the archival profession as a whole. Two $750 scholarships, accompanied by one-year memberships to MAC, will be awarded. 

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

Applications are due March 1, 2019 and must include the following documents:

Completed Application Form (pdf), available at www.midwestarchives.org/motley
Transcript from the applicant's most recent academic program
Essay of not more than 500 words outlining the applicant's interests and future goals in archival administration
Two letters of recommendation.

Completed applications should be sent to:

Lara Friedman-Shedlov
Description and Access Archivist
Kautz Family YMCA Archives
University of Minnesota Libraries
318 Elemer L. Andersen Library
222 21st Ave S, Ste 318
Minneapolis, MN 55405
Telephone: 612-626-7972
Email: Ldfs@umn.edu

Applications must be emailed or postmarked by March 1, 2019. 
Awards will be announced no later than June 1, 2019.

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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.

 

Collection Services Manager


Location: Service Center (Marysville)
Pay Range: $8,892.00 - $12,493.87 Monthly
Hours per week: 40
Job Requisition: 15159

Closing Date: January 13, 2019

Sno-Isle Libraries seeks a self-motivated professional who is an innovative thinker and a strong communicator for the position of Collection Services Manager. This position will provide leadership and support to the Collection Services staff to ensure that the quality and timeliness of collection services align with the Library's strategic priorities.

Sno-Isle Libraries is a large, two-county library district in the beautiful north Puget Sound region of Washington State. District boundaries stretch from rugged timberlands to suburban centers, from rolling farmlands to the ocean vistas. Set in the fastest-growing corner of the state, Sno-Isle Libraries is home to a 1.2 million-item collection, serving more than 750,000 residents through 23 community libraries, a bookmobile, outreach services, and our website at www.sno-isle.org.


Job Summary
Direct the system-wide service for developing library collections by overseeing the selection, ordering, and cataloging of library materials and resources to assure that the collection meets the intellectual, recreational and learning needs of the geographically diverse communities served by the Library District.

The position is accountable for assuring the fiscal soundness of the materials budget and the Collection Services unit. The position also serves as consultant to all district librarians and staff responsible for the maintenance, promotion, display, and organization of the Library District's collection. The position also provides expert advice and assistance to staff who manage collection-related enterprise systems.

Essential Functions
Provide leadership and direction in the management of the Library District's materials selection and collection development service. This includes: directing and performing district-wide community needs analysis and collection assessments; supervising selectors' work to ensure that sound selection decisions are made; coordinating the development of collections for new or expanded library buildings; assisting and advising on the development of policies for selection of materials; guiding library staff on maintenance, assessment, and organization of local collections.

Provide effective leadership and direction including establishing, encouraging, and monitoring expectations for all Collection Services staff to assure excellence in the quality and timeliness of collection services that support the Library's mission, vision, and strategic priorities. This includes: interviewing, selecting, and training staff; scheduling and assigning staff to assure optimum service levels and uses of staff skills and abilities; coaching staff and arranging for or giving continuing training to enhance their capabilities and to enhance quality of service; and applying Library District personnel policies and procedures.

Assure the sound stewardship of budget resources for Collection Services, including working with the Director of Technical Services to develop and manage the annual materials budgets. Oversee all Collection Services budgets including the reconciliation of budget expenditure reports with the general ledger, and initiating corrective action as needed.

Analyze and evaluate department workflows and adjust priorities for staff to maximize operational efficiencies. Align priorities and work plans with the Library's strategic focus.

Respond to internal and external customers regarding collection inquiries, concerns, and Requests for Reconsideration of Library Materials.

Support the Library District by acting as a strategic Collection Services resource for community libraries staff. This includes: overseeing effective data analysis on collection size and use, using statistical tools provided by the Library District, providing training and coaching for staff to develop, maintain, and market attractive and well-used collections, and consulting with library staff on the evaluation and internal organization of and space planning for collections in new and existing community libraries.

Represent the Library with stakeholders, such as Library Boards, Friends, and other groups, as well as vendors and other library organizations about collection Services.

Senior IT Support Technician

Location: Service Center (Marysville)
Pay Range: $35.05 - $48.54 Hourly
Hours per week: 40
Job Requisition: 15173

Closing Date: January 13, 2019

Job Summary
The Senior IT Support Technician is a lead position that is responsible for providing customer-focused, expert-level support for the operation and functionality of end user hardware, software and connectivity throughout the Library organization.

The Senior IT Support Technician provides leadership to front-line support staff in the diagnosis and assignment of technology requests and leads projects and staff in the implementation and support of desktop technologies to support the Library's core service of providing access to computers and connectivity.

Essential Functions
Manage field technician schedules, lead the development of FAQs and instructional guides for the systems and hardware the support team is responsible for, and provide periodic training in areas such as Information Technology Service Management (ITSM), endpoint support, and application navigation.

Receive and process requests for technology support services leveraging Sno-Isle Library's ITSM tool. This includes determining the urgency of service requests and incidents for continuity of customer service, suggesting actions to users to overcome technical problems, and diagnosing the issue for assignment to appropriate staff. Work closely with other IT staff as needed to gather information to respond, track and follow-up on requests to ensure that issues are resolved.

Establish and lead desktop support process analysis and develop strategies for continuous improvement. Develop and make recommendations to the IT Managers on procedures and standards related to desktop usage and support processes.

Oversee the development and initialization of change requests made to the Change Advisory Board (CAB) regarding desktop support services.

Lead and collaborate with other staff to create and maintain a knowledge base repository which provides a collection of information that can be used to resolve customer requests.

Image, repair, install and provide technical support for staff and public networked computer hardware and software including printers and other associated peripherals.

Perform advanced systems diagnosis to determine issues and maintain all supported systems located in Libraries. This includes leveraging critical thinking skills to determine the correct course of action for each unique situations set of circumstances.

Provide after-hours support to library staff, as assigned. This may include performing after-hours work on site, remotely or by utilizing support contracts and coordinating repairs with vendors as needed.

Coordinate the third party repair of equipment, such as arranging for on-site or shipment of equipment to repair facility and coordinating with Administrative Services for the accounting and processing of payment, as directed by IT Enterprise Systems Manager.

Ensure the proper disposal of surplus equipment. Perform pre-disposal processes to wipe data from hard drives, remove usable items from equipment, arrange for disposal with third party recycler, provide appropriate documentation to Administrative Services and reflect changes in equipment inventory database.

Collaborate with Network and Server teams to perform routine, on-site maintenance and recovery tasks for networking and server equipment located in community libraries. This position may also be leveraged as "remote hands" in cases of emergency.

Librarian - PERS Eligible


Location: Granite Falls
Pay Range: $5,425.33 - $7,486.27 Monthly
Hours per week: 40
Job Requisition: 15176

Closing Date: January 11, 2019

This exciting new opportunity is for someone who is passionate about community engagement, enjoys public speaking and is able to effectively collaborate with a variety of library and school district staff to ensure the success of students.

The person selected will represent Sno-Isle in the Granite Falls and Lake Stevens communities with a focus on outreach to support student success and developing community partnerships to support strategic priorities. Being a resource for staff regarding intellectual freedom issues, information services, collection maintenance, readers' advisory and strategic priorities is vital to this position. The librarian will maintain a high level of professionalism and accountability. The ideal candidate will be self-directing and comfortable holding a leadership role in special programming opportunities and community partnerships in alignment with strategic priorities under the direction of district and library managers.

This position will be supervised at the Granite Falls library but will work at both the Granite Falls library and the Lake Stevens library.


Job Summary
Provides professional information services, instruction, reader's advisory, and programming services for library customers at various locations.

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.

Library Associate - Not PERS Eligible


Location: Lake Stevens
Pay Range: $24.12 - $33.05 Hourly
Hours per week: 15
Job Requisition: 15060

Closing Date: January 1, 2019

The Lake Stevens community library is recruiting for a part-time Library Associate. This position is for someone who loves working with people of all ages, doing a variety of duties, and enjoys working with a friendly, experienced team of dedicated employees. 


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. 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.

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

Library Associate - PERS Eligible


Location: Oak Harbor
Pay Range: $24.12 - $33.05 Hourly
Hours per week: 40
Job Requisition: 14964

Closing Date: December 24, 2018

Sno-Isle Libraries is recruiting for a full-time Library Associate position at the Oak Harbor community library. The position provides information services, instruction, technical skills, reader's advisory, and programming services for library customers.

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. 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.

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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Adjunct Reference Librarian, The College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY

The Gill Library at The College of New Rochelle in New Rochelle, NY is seeking a service oriented individual to fill the position of Adjunct Librarian, to work part time (Saturdays) at our New Rochelle campus.  Reporting to the Access Services Librarian and the Dean, the candidate will work closely with Learning Commons and Library Staff to provide direct public service and student assistance in the Library and Learning Commons. S/he must be well versed in all computer applications used in the Library, and troubleshoots problems encountered by Library users. S/he reports to the Access Services Librarian and provides assistance to all users.       

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct library instruction sessions and workshops as needed
  • Contribute to the creation of, and update library guides in various subjects as needed
  • In the absence of other administrators or full-time librarians, the Adjunct Librarian is responsible for the overall supervision of Library operations and the Library building including supervision of staff and student assistants.
  • Collaborate with full time Librarian on innovative ways to promote library resources and services
  • Other duties as assigned related to the support of student academic success

The Adjunct Reference Librarian will consistently demonstrate:

  • Thorough knowledge of all library resources
  • Motivation and productive work habits
  • Commitment to excellence as expressed in the College mission, vision and values
  • A positive, cooperative and supportive attitude toward others
  • Commitment to learning
  • Punctuality
  • Reliability when performing assigned tasks

Requirements: An ALA-accredited Masters in Library Science.  Academic library experience preferred.  The position may include evening, weekend, and holiday hours and is available immediately.

Send letter of interest addressed to Dean Ana Fontoura, along with resume and 3 references as PDF attachments to: Ms. Brunie Lopez, Secretary to the Dean, Gill Library, The College of New Rochelle, 29 Castle Place, New Rochelle, NY 10805 blopez@cnr.edu

 

The College of New Rochelle is a Catholic college in the Ursuline tradition and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds who will contribute to our unique educational mission. To learn more about Gill Library and The College of New Rochelle, visit our website at: www.cnr.edu.

 

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Children's Librarian, Cora J. Belden Library, Rocky Hill, CT

The Cora J. Belden Library (Rocky Hill) seeks an experienced Children's Librarian for their busy Children's Department.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Planning and conducting innovative children's programs;
  • Developing and maintaining the children's print and media collections;
  • Engaging in outreach to schools, daycares, and other community organizations

Ideal applicant must possess the following qualifications: 

  • ALA accredited Master's degree in Library and Information Studies
  • Several years of professional experience as a librarian, with experience in youth services
  • Strong organizational and communications skills
  • Strong track record of creating and presenting engaging, hands-on and innovative programs for children that will spark literacy, a desire to learn new things, and a love of reading
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and ensure that tasks are completed accurately and on time
  • Strong computer and technology skills as well as a strong commitment to warm and welcoming public service 

This position is part of the UE Local #222 - CILU/CIPU #39 union contract.

Salary range will be commensurate with experience (see Appendix A of collective bargaining agreement). Effective 7/1/2018, the range is from $30.47 to $39.92 per hour.

Hours will be in accordance with the union contract (40 hours per week, including one evening per week and a Saturday rotation). You may view the collective bargaining agreement online at: www.rockyhillct.gov/hr.

Interested applicants must submit each of the following: (1) A resume; (2) A letter of interest which demonstrates how you meet the qualifications; and (3) A completed Town of Rocky Hill application.

Please submit all application materials to Human Resources, ATTN: Camille Gilbert (hrdept@rockyhillct.gov) via electronic mail.

Applications will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, January 11, 2019. Please be advised that finalists will be required to undergo a comprehensive background, financial, and/or criminal investigation. The Town of Rocky Hill is an EEO/AA Employer and complies with the ADA.   

https://www.rockyhillct.gov/departments/human_resources/employment_opportunities.php 

  

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Library Clerk/Substitute for Children's Room, Wayland Free Public Library, Wayland, MA

Part-Time: 

Monday evening shift, plus at least one Saturday per month and possibly one Sunday per month; and an undetermined number of substitute hours

Grade:                        

Non-union hourly library clerk

Wages:                       

$16.37 - $21.37 per hour, no benefits

Description of Position:  

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

Minimum Entrance Requirements:  

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

 

Physical Requirements:

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

 

Apply Via Email or US Post Office To:

David Porter

Assistant to the Town Administrator and Board of Selectmen

Town of Wayland

41 Cochituate Road

Wayland, MA  01778

dporter@wayland.ma.us   No phone calls, please.

 

Position open until filled

 

The Town of Wayland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Assistant Youth Services Librarian, Brewster Ladies' Library, Brewster, MA

The Ladies' Library is seeking applicants for an Assistant Youth Services Librarian. This position assists the Children's/Youth Services Librarian in managing the overall services for youth & duties with publishing. 

Duties include:

  • Assisting in daily operations of the children's and teen rooms
  • Planing, promoting and publicizing all library events
  • Maintaining the library's presence on the web
  • Working with the latest developments in IT

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor Degree
  • Master's degree in library science or an equivalent combination of education and experience 

 

This positions requires 27 hours per week, including two nights and Saturday shifts.  Shifts each Sunday will last from November through March on a rotating, flexible schedule. 

 

This is a Grade 5, SEIU Union position, with a starting pay of $23.97/hr. 

 

Please send cover letter and resume to Cindy St. Amour, Library Director, Brewster Ladies Library, 1822 Main St., Brewster, MA 02631 or cstamour@brewsterladieslibrary.org.

Position Open Until Filled.

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Senior Library Technologist - Digital Resource Projects Assistant-Integrated Technology Services / Digital Technologies, Brown University, Providence, RI

The Library is seeking applications for the position of Senior Library Technologist-Digital Projects Assistant-Integrated Technology Services, to work in Digital Technologies in the Library. The successful candidate will be responsible for performing skilled tasks in the Library Digital Technologies department in support of the Library's mission.  Performs skilled tasks in support of the ongoing maintenance, enrichment, and improvement of the Library's systems maintained by Digital Technologies that support research, teaching, and scholarship, including the various library web services, VIVO, Josiah, and the Brown Digital Repository (BDR) and OCRA.

This is a full-time position working Monday - Friday as a member of the Library's bargaining unit staff.

 

Position Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs data cleanup on a variety of DT systems to ensure we display content consistently and with a high degree of integrity
  • Performs software testing scenarios in collaboration with DT developers
  • Participates in digital project implementation
  • Inventories public-facing content, in collaboration with developers/programmers
  • Triages help and feedback requests from users of outward facing systems in DT
  • Provides other support services for user testing
  • Gathers and tracks usage data across the various DT systems.
  • Produces and updates end-user documentation and training materials in all formats in collaboration with developers
  • Assists with training for website content authors in WordPress, in collaboration with the Library Web Manager

 

Supervisor: Head, Integrated Technology Services 

Work is performed independently under general direction; makes independent judgments and decisions within the scope of library policies and procedures.

 

Minimum qualifications

  •  Bachelor's degree with a specialization in information technology or related field; or two-year college degree with an emphasis on information or computer technology and equivalent experience; or equivalent work experience.
  • Experience in data normalization, management, cleanup and refinement (using data tools such as OpenRefine, Excel, scripts, macros, etc.)
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Capacity to learn new technologies and systems necessary for effective, continued job performance
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to interact favorably with co-workers and library users
  • Ability to work in a team-based environment and to actively participate in team-based decision-making
  • Ability to perform detailed work accurately with reasonable speed
  • Successful completion of a test may be required

To Apply: please visit Brown University's career opportunities website at: https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/staff-careers-brown/jobs and reference REQ151615

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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Image Licensing Specialist (Part-Time, Temporary), Harvard Art Museums, Somerville, MA

The Image Licensing Specialist in the department of Digital Imaging and Visual Resources processes and fulfills rights and reproduction requests for the Harvard Art Museums' collection for both internal and external clients.

This position reports to the director of DIET/DIVR.

Schedule: 14 hours per week
Duration: 3 months
Location: Harvard Art Museums, Somerville Research Facility, Somerville, Massachusetts

 

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Manage all internal and external requests for image licensing, for both museum collection images and museum archives images.
  • Track requests in the museum's custom Image Licensing Application (ILA) and FileMaker database.
  • Complete orders on time and maintain contact with all stakeholders (curators, external clients, etc) during the process.
  • Utilize a variety of software to obtain, assign and manage permissions.
  • Review all captions for museum images for external and internal use.
  • Compile, review images for quality and accuracy, post-process, and distribute all museum digital images for external and internal requests.

 

Basic Qualifications:

BA degree. Proficiency with computer applications and database systems such as FileMaker Pro, TMS (The Museum Systems), MS Office, Adobe Photoshop.

 

Additional Qualifications:

Knowledge of art history, copyright law, and/or licensing procedures, especially for museum collections, a plus. An understanding of collection and object research related to fine art, museums, and higher education. Work experience in customer service, art research, museums, and/or media use a plus. Proficiency in a second language (French, Italian, Spanish or German).

Applications:

Apply by emailing a cover letter and resume to Jeff Steward at jeff_steward@harvard.edu.

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Technical Services Librarian, Suffolk County Community College, Selden, NY

Announcement is hereby made for a full-time, tenure track   appointment beginning the fall 2018 semester on the Ammerman Campus in Selden. Suffolk County Community College is an open admissions institution committed to serving a diverse student population in a variety of degree and career programs. 

This is a Unit III position covered under the Faculty Association of Suffolk County Community College collective bargaining agreement with the College. The individual selected to fill this position will qualify for academic rank at the level of Instructor/Assistant Professor. 

 

Job Description:

Reporting to the Director for the Center of Innovative Pedagogy, the Central Technical Services Librarian will work as part of a team to provide access to library resources to users in a multi-campus environment. Specifically, the successful candidate will:

  • Work with the campus libraries and library-wide resources to license and provide access to library electronic resources. 
  • Catalog and edit bibliographic records for the library's print and non-print collections. 
  • Develop and coordinate training on library information systems. 
  • Market library resources to the college community.
  • Participate on relevant committees, attend departmental meetings, and engage in assessment activities as appropriate. 
  • Act as liaison with SUNY libraries and the Suffolk County Library System, and other appropriate state and regional groups. 
  • Perform other duties and related tasks as assigned. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Library Science or Library Information Systems.
  • At least three years' experience working in a technical services environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of library data analytics for decision making. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in an academic library
  • Knowledge of library industry standards: MARC, LC Subject Headings, LC Classification, Open URL, COUNTER, SUSHI, etc.
  • Experience working with integrated library systems (ExLibris, Aleph and Alma)
  • Experience working with discovery services (EDS/Promo)
  • Print and social media marketing experience

Salary:

The exact salary will be determined by prior experience and placement on the salary scale negotiated by the Faculty Association of Suffolk County Community College. 

Non-Discrimination Notice:

Suffolk County Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, equal pay compensation-sex, national origin, military or veteran status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction or disability in its admissions, programs and activities, or employment. This applies to all employees, students, applicants or other members of the College community (including, but not limited to, vendors and visitors). Grievance procedures are available to interested persons by contacting either of the Civil Rights Compliance Officers/Coordinators listed below. Retaliation against a person who files a complaint, serves as a witness, or assists or participates in the investigation of a complaint in any manner is strictly prohibited.

The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the College's non-discrimination polices:

Civil Rights Compliance Officers
Christina Vargas
Chief Diversity Officer/Title IX Coordinator
Ammerman Campus, NFL Bldg., Suite 230
533 College Road, Selden, New York 11784-2899
vargasc@sunysuffolk.edu
(631) 451-4950

or

Dionne Walker-Belgrave
Affirmative Action Officer/Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Ammerman Campus, NFL Bldg., Suite 230
533 College Road, Selden, New York 11784-2899
walkerd@sunysuffolk.edu
(631) 451-4051

In an emergency, contact Public Safety to make a report 24 hours a day/7 days a week by calling (631) 451-4242 or dialing 311 from any College phone.

Inquiries or complaints concerning alleged civil rights violations in the College's education admissions, programs and activities may also be directed to:

Office for Civil Rights (OCR) - Enforcement Office
U.S. Department of Education
32 Old Slip, 26th Floor
New York, NY 10005-2500
Telephone: (646) 428-3800
Fax: (646) 428-3843
TDD: (877) 521-2172
Email: OCR.NewYork@ed.gov
Also see: https://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm

Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination in employement practices may also be directed to:

NYS Division of Human Rights
Long Island (Suffolk)
New York State Office Building
250 Veterans Memorial Highway, Suite 2B-49
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Telephone: (631) 952-6434
TDD: (718) 741-8300
Email: InfoLongIsland@dhr.ny.gov
Also see: https://dhr.ny.gov/how-file-complaint

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
New York District Office
33 Whitehall Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Telephone: (800) 669-4000
Fax: (212) 336-3790
TTY: (800) 669-6820
ASL Video Phone: (844) 234-5122
Also see: https://www.eeoc.gov/field/newyork/charge.cfm

Suffolk County Community College is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal opportunity and non-discrimination in employment, education, access to services, programs, and activities, including career and technical education opportunities.

A copy of the postsecondary career and technical education courses offered by the College is available and may be obtained on our website at: www.sunysuffolk.edu/explore-academics/college-catalog or by calling the Office of Admissions at 631-451-4000 to request a mailing.

Interested applicants should apply online by going to:

https://www3.sunysuffolk.edu/About/Employment.asp?id=810

 

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On-Call Library Substitutes, Newburyport Public Library, Newburyport, MA

The Newburyport Public Library is looking for On-Call Library Substitutes.  This is a great opportunity for library school students and professionals looking to broaden their experience. 

Hours:  Substituting for day, evening, and weekend shifts as needed.  

Salary:  $14 per hour, $18 per hour on Sundays. No benefits.

Circulation Substitutes perform various tasks in the Circulation and Children's Departments relating to the circulation of materials, including but not limited to checking books in and out, ILL activities, answering patron queries, registering new patrons, and other duties as necessary.  Reference Substitutes perform various reference tasks including answering patron queries, locating and placing holds on materials, assisting patrons with public computer use, and other duties as needed.  

Requirements: Bachelor's degree required. MLIS or enrolled in an MLIS program preferred. Strong customer services skills and experience with Symphony ILS preferred.  

Apply to: 

Giselle Stevens, Head Librarian at gstevens@newburyportpl.org

Newburyport Public Library, 94 State Street, Newburyport MA 01950

www.newburyportpl.org

 

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Library Assistant (Part-Time), White Plains Public Library, White Plains, NY

Be a part of one of the most exciting new teen libraries in New York! 

The White Plains Public Library seeks a part-time Library Assistant in The Edge, our busy teen library. We are seeking individuals who love working with teens and technology--and take pride in delivering great customer service. 

Hours include evenings and Saturdays up to 17hrs/weekly. Starting salary: $10.75 per hour. College degree and Spanish language skills preferred. Graduate students in library science or education are especially encouraged to apply; this is a wonderful opportunity to gain experience working with teens in an innovative library with state-of-the-art technology and maker space. 

Duties include, but are not limited to: 

  • provide reference and reader's advisory 
  • assist teens with technology on Macs, PCs, iPads, and other hardware 
  • help the Edge staff develop innovative programs 
  • shelve materials and carry out clerical tasks as needed 

Submit resume with references via email to: 

Tim Baird, Head of Adult & Teen Services

White Plains Public Library 

tbaird@whiteplainsny.gov

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Associate Fellowships, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD

Application Deadline: The application deadline for 2019-2020 is January 25, 2019.

The NLM Associate Fellowship Program is open to U.S. and Canadian library and information science professionals, as well as graduate students completing their degrees. Up to five qualified Associate Fellows may be selected.

 

Qualification Requirements:

  • Master's degree in an ALA-accredited library/information science program, earned by August of the year of appointment or within 2 years. (Undergraduate degree can be in any major.)
  • United States or Canadian citizenship
    Note: Canadians with ALA-accredited Master's degrees should use the same application process as U.S. citizens. U.S. citizens will receive first preference.
  • Desirable, but not essential:
    • Work experience in a library or health sciences environment.
    • Demonstrated interest or experience in leadership.

 

To Apply:

Applications open September 24, 2018.

All applicants must submit an application using an online application system, Zintellect. 

Only complete applications will be considered.  If you have questions about the application process, send an email to nihprograms@orau.org. Please refer to the Associate Fellowship Program in your email. 

 

Application Process and Timeline:

NLM staff review applications in March, invite 10 to 12 applicants to interview in April and May, and make offers to candidates by mid-May. The NLM Associate Fellowship Program year begins September 1 each year and ends August 31 the following year.

 

Contact Us:

If you have questions about the application process, please contact ORISE:


ORISE
1299 Bethel Valley Road
MC-100-36
Oak Ridge, TN 37830-0117 
Phone: (865) 576-9975
Fax: (865) 574-2846 
nihprograms@orau.org

If you have questions about the interview process or the program, please contact the Program Coordinator:

Kathel Dunn, Program Coordinator 
NLM Associate Fellowship Program
8600 Rockville Pike
Building 38, Room 2N-05, MSC 3818
Bethesda, MD 20894
Phone: (301) 827-4284
Fax: (301) 480-2370
dunnk@mail.nih.gov

 

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College Archivist and Records Manager, Haverford College, Haverford, PA

Haverford College seeks to hire a full time (37.5 hours per week), exempt, benefit eligible College Archivist/Records Manager.  The College Archivist/Records Manager provides strategic direction for the Archives and Records Management program at Haverford College.

The position will implement collection development, reference, and outreach activities. The position requires proven leadership and vision in archival policies, preservation, acquisition, research, engagement, and exhibition in support ofthe College's mission. The incumbent has primary responsibility for the appraisal, accession, description, and preservation of College records of enduring historical value, as well as supporting and promoting their use by campus constituents, including students, faculty, staff, administrative units, alumni, and researchers. The incumbent will have the opportunity to extend and expand the current archives program as Quaker & Special Collections moves into new space in the renovated Lutnick library.  

The individual in this position is responsible for the ongoing development, implementation, and management of a comprehensive, campus-wide, records management program according to best practices.  The incumbent will manage and participate in a process that develops and implements a records management policy, retention schedules, a manual, staff training, auditcompliance, and workflows.  Records will be preserved as part of the archives (as above) or disposed of following best practices.

The Archivist/Records Manager reports to the Curator of Rare Books & Manuscripts/Head of Quaker & Special Collections and acts as the Libraries' liaison with campus departments, including IITS, the Business Office, and Human Resources, regarding records management. Quaker & Special Collections is a dynamic, collaborative team that supports the teaching and research needs of the College and its communities through an attention to best practices and creative new ideas.  A commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is essential for the incumbent.

 

Essential Functions & Primary Responsibilities:

Fosters and works in an inclusive community of students, faculty, and staff; mentors, trains, and supervises student colleagues. 

Brings a holistic awareness of the College community to their work in order to support the Libraries' programs and the College's academic and institutional success. 

Develops, manages, and implements short- and long-term plans for the Archives' work and activities. Manages workflow and staff.

Appraises records and manages the acquisition, accessioning, and de-accessioning of archival materials.

Describes, preserves, and makes accessible College records of enduring historical value; creates EAD and DACS-compliant finding aids, subject guides, web exhibits, and other means of discovery for material in College Archives in accord with accepted archival standards.

Formulates written policies and restrictions for the accessing of records; oversees access to the Archives' collections and information, in accordance with access policies; evaluates archival practices; and develops improved policies, procedures, and workflows.

Participates in public service functions of Quaker & Special Collections and the Libraries; provides reference and research services for patrons in the Reading Room and virtually.

Collects and processes the personal papers of alumni and faculty of some significance.

Collaborates with Digital Scholarship, Collection Management and Metadata Services units, as well as Tri-College counterparts, to develop and implement protocols for archiving and servicing digital records of the College.

Promotes curricular and co-curricular use of College Archives by all constituents of the College.

Fully develops and integrates records management practices so that active records are properly maintained and accessed, inactive records are handled in a manner that complies with appropriate local, state, and federal laws and administrative needs, and archival records are identified and retained. 

Implements an inventory, appraisal, retention, and disposition program for active and inactive College records, ensuring appropriate levels of access for College offices.

Meets with departments to assess current record handling procedures, completes extensive records inventories, creates formal records retention and disposition schedules, identifies and preserves archival records, and educates the College staff about proper records management. 

Consults with campus departments on records-related issues, including filing, retention, security, digital records, and imaging projects.

Manages the identification, preservation, and administration of records at all levels and in any form (paper, analog, digital, electronic, video, sound, and photographic) across the College.

Acts as the Libraries' representative on College committees addressing records issues.

Provides training and outreach to College staff and, specifically, to individuals serving as "records liaisons" in campus departments and offices.

Implements basic records preservation and reformatting measures, including digitization and/or rehousing.

Participates in regular reviews of existing College records schedules; assists with the identification of out-of-date and inaccurate schedules; and reviews and signs records disposition authorizations.

Assists in the creation and maintenance of records inventories.

Assists in the identification of essential operating records.

Coordinates transfers of inactive records to the approved records storage facilities and ensures transfer of permanent/archival records to the College Archives.

Stays informed regarding Records and Information Management best practices and relevant federal, state, and local laws and regulations pertaining to records management, and participates in policy development and review of programmatic changes to ensure compliance with records management and retention laws and regulations.

Collaborates with IITS, Human Resources, the VP for Finance and Administration, and other relevant offices to ensure complementary records and coordinated information management efforts across campus.

Assists with general ethics and compliance functions, including marketing efforts, training, investigations, and monitoring.

 

Line of Report: 

Reports to the Curator of Rare Books & Manuscripts/Head of Quaker & Special Collections.

 

Education, Training, & Experience:

Education:

Master's degree in library or information science, records management, archives, public history, history, and/or relevant work experience of at least three to five years is required.

Experience and Skills:

Minimum of three years of professional experience in archival practices and management of multiple collections of varied type.

Demonstrated ability to manage a variety of projects and tasks in a complex and dynamic environment, and to work effectively with all levels of the College community. 

Strong analytical, communication, and writing skills are essential.

Knowledge of descriptive cataloging principles, metadata standards, and EAD (Encoded Archival Description); experience working with archival database applications such as ArchivesSpace; knowledge of digitization and digital asset management technologies and standards. 

Understanding of and engage with the theory and practice of collection development, digital asset management, preservation and conservation, and processing and cataloging. 

Possess a clear understanding of archival and records management protocols and procedures, as well as a clear awareness of current relevant best practices and professional standards. 

Should have strong experience in the full range of competencies required of a professional within the Special Collections area of specialization. (See ACRL competencies http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/comp4specollect; SAA standards; and ARMA standards).

Demonstrated knowledge of the creation and use of digital objects, including understanding of issues related to both digitized and born-digital formats; experience with digitization projects for printed, photographic, and audiovisual materials; evidence of understanding of a variety of technologies related to digital asset management; and the capacity to quickly process and integrate new technical information and developments.

Familiarity with privacy and copyright issues as these relate to archives and records management.

Ability to work both independently and collaboratively; ability to organize large amounts of information and write clear instructions for its retrieval and use; ability to complete projects within a limited time frame.

Possesses a substantial record of accomplishment in archival policies and practices, including collection management, preservation, research, access, reproduction, imaging, rights, loans, exhibition display, and event planning.

Demonstrable, skills-based achievement in administrative responsibilities, including the ability to supervise an archive's daily operations; hire, train, schedule, and appraise the work of archive personnel and student employees.

Professional experience with collection management and record keeping via online services and technologies.

Professional experience with reference services and research practices in an archival setting for both the student and professional researcher.

Ability to juggle multiple, often competing, priorities, manage time efficiently, and achieve goals.

Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to work collegially are essential.

Demonstrated interest in continued professional growth. 

Knowledge of digital records issues and preservation techniques highly preferred.

 

Physical Demands and Environmental Conditions Required of this Position

Lifting (to exert strength to move objects from one place to another):

  • Sedentary Lifting: (0-10 pounds) Up to three hours
  • Light Lifting (10-20 pounds): Up to three hours
  • Moderate Lifting (20-50 pounds): up to three hours
  • Heavy Lifting (50 to 100 pounds): up to three hours

Pulling (to exert force upon an abject to move or change its direction: Up to three hours

Pushing (to draw an object toward oneself to move or change its direction): Up to three hours

Carrying (to hold objects while moving entire body): Up to three hours

Reaching or working above shoulder (to extend arms upward or outward away from body): Up to three hours

Walking (to move entire body in erect position): Up to three hours

Standing (to maintain body in erect posture in stationary position): Up to three hours

Sitting (to rest weight on buttocks and back of thighs with legs bent at knees): Three to six hours

Crouching/Stooping (to bend upper body forward while fully flexing knees): Up to three hours

Kneeling (to maintain upper body in erect position while resting knees on ground): Up to three hours

Climbing (to ascend or descent heights using ladders, scaffolding, stairs, poles, inclined surfaces): Up to three hours

Twisting (to rotate upper body while feet remain stationary): three to six hours

Driving (operating a motor vehicle, crane, tractor, forklift, etc.): Up to three hours

Exposure Limitation (i.e., cold water, dust, gas, fumes, extreme temperatures): Up to three hours

 

 

To Apply: Interested candidates should complete an application, to also include a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three (3) references, by visiting https://haverford.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/External/job/Haverford-Campus/College-Archivist-and-Records-Manager_R167. The application deadline is Friday, January 11, 2019. Failure to provide the requested documents may result in failure for consideration.

 

Haverford College has a longstanding commitment to diversity rooted in values of inclusion and social justice, a commitment reflected in the academic program, lived experience, and composition of the College community. Haverford welcomes applications from candidates who share these values and who will contribute to the College's educational mission.

Haverford College is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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Assistant Reference Librarian, Brewster Ladies' Library, Brewster, MA

The Ladies' Library is seeking applicants for an Assistant Reference Librarian.This position assists the Adult Service/Reference Librarian in managing the overall services for the Reference department.

Duties include, but are not limited to; reference and research services, reader's advisory, working with latest developments and technologies in the field of library and information science.

Bachelor Degree required: two years of professional library work; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

This is a 27 hour a week, one night a week and Saturday hours. Sundays are 3 hour shifts paying time & ½ salary from November through March on a rotating, flexible schedule.

This is a Grade 4, SEIU Union position, with a starting pay of $20.30. 

 Please send cover letter and resume to Cindy St. Amour, Library Director, Brewster Ladies Library, 1822 Main St., Brewster, MA 02631 or cstamour@brewsterladieslibrary.org.

Position will be Open until Filled.

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Business Innovation Librarian, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

Position Overview

Under supervision and within the framework of the Library's polices and practices, to assume develops and implements strategies to increase awareness, knowledge, and use of the collections and service of the Kirstein Business Library & Innovation Center, with a focus on business innovation and entrepreneurship.

Reports to:

Curator of the Kirstein Business Library & Innovation Center (KBLIC) or other ranking staff member

Supervises:

As assigned, professional and support staff

 

Scope of Responsibility

1. Assists in planning and managing the services, operations, and staff of the team.  Assumes administrative responsibility for the day-to-day operation of the team in the absence of the Curator or other ranking staff member.

2. Performs difficult and involved reference service requiring a high level of professional competence and specialized knowledge in locating materials and suggesting resources within the KBLIC and in other locations.

3. Provides general reference assistance to the public in person, on the telephone, and online.

4. Assists patrons in the use of the KBLIC and related library resources through personal consultation, instruction, programs, online guides, and other means.

5. Assists in the selection of KBLIC materials in all formats for all subjects that fall within the department's area of responsibility and, in collaboration with appropriate staff, recommends materials in all formats to complement the Library's collections.

6. Builds and maintains connections with businesses, trade groups, libraries, business organizations, and other groups that would benefit from knowledge about the mission and services of the KBLIC, as related to business innovation and entrepreneurship.

7. Increases knowledge of the services and collections of the KBLIC by providing outreach in the form of training, tours of the space, publications, workshops, presentations or other methods.

8. Develops relationships with organizations and individuals seeking entrepreneurial opportunities and initiates new ways to provide relevant programs and services.

9. Cultivates partnerships with organizations and individuals to provide unique and entrepreneurial programming in the KBLIC space.

10. Conducts staff and public trainings on a variety of topics including the use of library resources in KBLIC, and other personal and professional skill-building programs especially focused on those skills useful to patrons seeking business, personal finance, and career related information.

11. Assists in identifying and delivering business resources from KBLIC and other BPL collections for digital conversion and online access.

12. Responsible for oral presentations and written reports on assigned activities.

13. In collaboration with KBLIC staff, develops and prepares digital content for display and interactive installations in the KBLIC.

14. Promotes use of the resources and collections provided by the KBLIC by assisting in development of discovery tools and resource guides online, developing content for the web and bibliographies, preparing written descriptions, and organizing programs.

15. Participates in the development and implementation of innovative online services that connect KBLIC users with collections, lowers hurdles to access for researchers, and facilitates the sharing of knowledge among users.

16. Participates in the Senior on Duty rotation and responsibilities.

17. Performs other related and/or comparable duties as assigned.

 

Competencies

  • Proficiency with MSWord, Publisher, Power Point, and Excel.
  • Ability to execute library policy.
  • Broad knowledge of the library's collections and excellent knowledge of best practices in library work with all formats, including familiarity with pertinent professional literature and familiarity with preservation practices.
  • Extensive knowledge of book and non-book materials; comprehensive knowledge of bibliographical tools and sources.
  • Ability to plan and supervise the work of others.
  • Demonstrates initiative and independent decision making skills.
  • Communicates effectively and presents ideas clearly.
  • Ability to think creatively and innovatively.
  • Identifies, plans, and prioritizes job responsibilities and tasks; determines and implements project timelines.
  • Demonstrates flexibility and the ability to adapt to change.
  • Ability to collaborate with library staff, external partners and resources.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate and implement complex projects involving several diverse resources and stakeholders.
  • Familiarity with technology and information literacy principles, standards, and modes of teaching.
  • High degree of comfort with computer hardware, operating systems, software applications, and Internet searching and browsing principles.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to present complex technical information to a general audience.
  • Tact; dependability; good judgment; and courtesy.

 

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

Education

A Bachelor's Degree from a recognized college or university and a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent degree from an accredited library school. Pertinent subject knowledge and/or specialized training required. In exceptional instances specialized education, training, and/or experience may be substituted for a part or all of the educational requirements.

Experience

  • Four (4) years of professional experience.
  • Experience with course development and presentation in library-related fields.
  • Proficiency in standard computer applications, spreadsheets, databases, and the Internet.
  • Experience with course development software preferred.
  • Excellent knowledge of online communications and social networking tools.

Requirements

  • Some evening and weekend hours.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.
  • Residency - Must be a resident of the City of Boston upon the first day of hire.
  • CORI - Must successfully clear a Criminal Offenders Record Information check with the City of Boston.

Terms

A link to the full job description can be found here.

Req ID: 2018-15926 

Dept: Boston Public Library 

Position: Regular Full-Time 

Location: BPL, Kirstein Business Branch 

Hours per week: 35

Salary Min: 57,412.62 

Salary Max: 77,434.65 

Union/Salary Plan/Grade: PSA/P-3

Openings: 1 

Contact Email: adavis@bpl.org

 

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Summer 2019 Internships, John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida, will be offering paid internships for ten weeks from June 3 - August 8, 2019. The Ringling is the State Art Museum of Florida and a part of Florida State University. It consists of art and circus museums, as well as a historic mansion and theater, all on a 66-acre site overlooking Sarasota Bay.

Summer internships combine practical, hands-on experience working on a project for a specific department with exposure to all aspects of The Ringling's operation. The deadline for applications is February 15, 2019.

2019 Intern Positions

Department: Archives

Education Requirements: Graduate studies in history, cultural studies, or related field with an interest in archives or history museums

Responsibilities: Participate in the activities of the department; work on digitization projects; catalogue, edit, and enter data in The Museum System (TMS) collections management database; assist with reference requests and other duties as required

Special Qualifications/Experience: Knowledge of digital photography preferred

Department: Conservation

Education Requirements: Graduate studies in art conservation

Responsibilities: Participate in a range of painting conservation activities, including examination, analysis (using an Osiris Infrared Reflectography Camera), documentation, and treatment of works from the permanent collections; participate in exhibition and loan-related activities as required; consult with other members of the collections team as necessary

Special Qualifications/Experience: Specialization (or intent to specialize) in painting conservation
                        
Department: Curatorial

Education Requirements: Graduate studies in art history or related field

Responsibilities: Assist Curator of Asian Art with research on collection and loan objects for forthcoming exhibitions and rotations in the Center for Asian Art.   assist with other departmental duties as required

Special Qualifications/Experience: Strong research skills required; previous museum or gallery experience preferred; proficiency in Chinese or Japanese language highly desirable

Department: Library

Education Requirements: Undergraduate or graduate studies in Library and Information Science or has completed the M.L.I.S. degree

Responsibilities: Develop research aids to be used by the library, both written and electronic. These will include: LibGuides for publication on FSU website and accessible to other institutions; printed subject guides for in-library use; and an introduction to the use of the Ringing Art Library.

Special Qualifications/Experience: A background in art history or an M.L.I.S. student who wishes to specialize in art librarianship.

A link to the official application form is posted here

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Summer Native American Fellowship Program, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA

Apply now for an 10-week, full-time, paid fellowship at the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM). January 18, 2019 is the deadline.

  

PEM seeks rising leaders in the museum field and nonprofit cultural sector for our expanded Native American Fellowship (NAF) Program. We are looking for graduate students and emerging professionals of Native American, Native Hawaiian, or Alaska Native backgrounds who are eager to develop the knowledge, skills and networks necessary to become 21st-century community and museum leaders. 

 

Fellows work with PEM's dynamic staff and gain access to a comprehensive perspective on the theory and practice of museum management. Weekly workshops, field trips, mentoring and in-depth engagement on museum projects support Fellows in sustaining their existing skills while cultivating their professional development needs. Placements will be available in: Curatorial, Integrated Media, Creative Services, Collection Management, Development and Exhibition Planning.

 

NAF Program offers stipend, housing and travel expenses. Academic credit is available upon official request.

You can find a description of the program, application guidelines and frequently asked questions at: https://pem.org/nasummerfellowship

Questions? Email us to nafellowship@pem.org

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Library Associates, 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 - Not PERS Eligible


Location: Lake Stevens
Pay Range: $24.12 - $33.05 Hourly
Hours per week: 15
Job Requisition: 15060

Closing Date: January 1, 2019

The Lake Stevens community library is recruiting for a part-time Library Associate. This position is for someone who loves working with people of all ages, doing a variety of duties, and enjoys working with a friendly, experienced team of dedicated employees. 


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. 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.

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

 

Library Associate - PERS Eligible


Location: Oak Harbor
Pay Range: $24.12 - $33.05 Hourly
Hours per week: 40
Job Requisition: 14964

Closing Date: December 24, 2018

Sno-Isle Libraries is recruiting for a full-time Library Associate position at the Oak Harbor community library. The position provides information services, instruction, technical skills, reader's advisory, and programming services for library customers.

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. 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.

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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Call for Submissions: The George and Anna Eliot Ticknor Book and Book Culture Collecting Prize

The Ticknor Society is pleased to announce the first annual George and Anna Eliot Ticknor Book and Book Culture Collecting Prize. George and his daughter, Anna Eliot, were scholars, teachers, and avid book collectors.  In the spirit of their scholarship and enthusiasm for book collecting, the Ticknor Society has established an annual $1000.00 prize to encourage and recognize those who have been inspired to create a book collection of their own. In addition, the winner will be invited to speak about their collection at a Ticknor Society meeting and be offered a complimentary one-year Ticknor Society membership.

To be considered for the Ticknor Book and Book Culture Collecting Prize, collections must be compiled, curated and owned by the contestant. An eligible collection may include books, manuscripts and ephemera.  Collections will not be judged on their size or market value, but on their originality and creativity. The collector must be a resident of one of the six New England states.

To apply, please submit an essay of up to 1500 words describing the inspiration behind the creation of the collection, as well as its history, current status, and future direction. Also, please submit images of one or more items in the collection and a bibliography of the collection.

The bibliographic list should contain up to 20 items citing: the author, title, place, publisher and date of publication, type of binding, condition, annotations on the importance of individual pieces, and why they are in your collection.

Deadline for applications is April 15, 2019.

The winner will be notified on June 30, 2019.

The prize will be awarded at the 2019 Boston Antiquarian Book Fair.

If you have any questions, please email us here.

To view the flyer, please follow this link

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Taxonomist, National Fire Protection Association, Quincy, MA

The National Fire Protection Association's mission is to help save lives and reduce loss with information, knowledge and passion. Dedicated to the elimination of death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards, the Association delivers information and knowledge through more than 300 consensus codes and standards, research, training, education, outreach and advocacy; and by partnering with others who share an interest in furthering the NFPA mission.

 

 NFPA's Research Library & Archives group is looking for an experienced Taxonomist to join the team! The taxonomist will partner with the Ontology Architect to ensure NFPA's key content, products, and services are well-described and findable by using the specialized skill sets of information organization and descriptive indexing. This hands on role will actively build the Taxonomy of NFPA and apply it through autotagging, review, and refinements.

 

  A Little Bit About You:

  • You have a Master's Degree in Library & Information Science and up to three years of taxonomy experience.
  • Your attention to detail and ability to learn quickly are often sought after skills.
  • You are experienced in developing and managing specific taxonomies using data-driven analysis, research skills, knowledge organizing systems theory, and/or user research methodologies.
  • Ideally, you are skilled in the use of rules-based autoclassification software, specifically Smartlogic Semaphore, or other taxonomy/ontology management software.
  • You have strong interpersonal and written communication skills.
  • You have strong computer operation skills including Microsoft Office suite, deep internet/intranet content fluency, and the ability to navigate a networked environment.

 

   The Nitty Gritty:

  • Assist the Ontology Architect in building, maintaining, and applying the NFPA Taxonomy/Ontology. Access taxonomy tools and perform research as needed to locate or suggest terminology or autotagging configuration improvements.
  • Provide taxonomy support to assigned integration projects (e.g. a Learning Management System), ensuring the content, products, and services are related appropriately and discoverable.
  • Work collaboratively with IT to test and maintain the taxonomy toolset in development and production environments.
  • Correct computer autotagging results by removing inappropriate tags and adding missing tags to content elements.
  • Quickly and accurately comprehend assigned content subject themes in scientific, engineering, and public safety education disciplines.

 

Interested candidates should apply here:

https://nfpa.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=48

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Reading Room Student Assistants, Schlesinger Library, Cambridge, MA

Hours: The Library is open Monday through Saturday, 9 to 5.

14 hours/week with each weekly schedule to be determined.

Schedules will include some Saturdays each month.

Eligibility: This is a pre-professional position open to currently enrolled Simmons GLIS students. Library: The Schlesinger Library draws thousands of researchers each year to study the history of women in America. The collection consists of manuscript collections of individuals, families, and organizations, with particular strengths in women's rights, suffrage, feminism, health and sexuality, social reform, and education. Some collections of note include Betty Friedan, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, June Jordan, Julia Child, Pauli Murray, and Judy Chicago, the National Organization for Women, and the recently acquired Angela Davis papers. In addition, the library's book and periodical collections cover the full range of research on women as well as writings by women. The library has a particularly strong culinary collection dating from the late 18th century to the present.

Location: During renovation of the Schlesinger Library (through summer 2019), we are located in Fay House, Radcliffe Yard, 2 blocks from Harvard Square. Radcliffe Yard is located between Brattle and Garden Streets in Cambridge. (Map)

Description: Under the supervision of the Research Services Department, the Reading Room Assistants support the work of the Research Services Department. The Assistants work in the Reading Room; help monitor Reading Room security; retrieve and reshelve requested materials; scan materials for researchers; assist with checking in and returning off-site material; and assist Research Librarians and Archivists with projects as needed.

Qualifications: 

Required: Reliable and able to commit to a set weekly schedule including Saturday coverage. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Friendly and courteous approach to working with students, faculty, researchers, and staff. Requires excellent focus and attention to detail. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and balance priorities. Ability to lift boxes weighing up to 40 pounds.

Preferred: Interest in women's studies; Reading Room, Reference Desk, or other Special Collections experience.

Salary: $14.50/hour

Start date: mid-January 2019

To apply:

  Application deadline: January 11, 2018

Submit cover letter, resume, and three references to: Jennifer Fauxsmith, Research Librarian jennifer_fauxsmith@radcliffe.harvard.edu

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Librarian in Residence for Engagement and Inclusion, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

The University Libraries at Western Michigan University seeks candidates for the position of Librarian in Residence for Engagement and Inclusion. This exciting new opportunity supports Western Michigan University's commitment to being a learner centered, discovery driven, and globally engaged institution by exploring innovative approaches to connecting the library with its community.

 

The Librarian in Residence for Engagement and Inclusion 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. The Librarian will lead the full lifecycle of program development, including listening for community needs, developing a portfolio of programming, and measuring and articulating impact. The Librarian will champion library programming that features a broad array of perspectives and approaches, including culturally diverse resources, multilingual communication, and passion for inclusion and accessibility.

 

As a three-year, full-time faculty resident, the Librarian will report to the Associate Dean for Education and User Services and will work closely with four library departments to learn from and support their engagement efforts: Instruction & Outreach, Research Services, User Services, and the Office of the Dean. This position also will participate in the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Diversity Alliance Program, which will include both regional and national cohorts to share experiences and develop professionally.

 

In support of the Libraries commitment to professional development, the Librarian will enjoy many opportunities to develop a professional record. Travel funding will be provided, with support for presenting at conferences, publishing in professional publications, and developing leadership experience.

 

A master's degree from a graduate program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) and relevant professional experience are required.

 

Please visit https://wmich.edu/hr/jobs for further information regarding the position requirements and application procedures. Review of applications will begin January 14, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.

 

The position is a fiscal-year, terminal appointment and will be based on Western Michigan University's main campus in Kalamazoo, MI. The expected start date is summer 2019.

 

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has placed WMU among the 76 public institutions in the nation designated as research universities with high research activities.

 

Direct link to posting: www.wmujobs.org/applicants/Central?quickFind=56837

 

Western Michigan University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities and all other qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

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Call for Submissions: ACM International Conference on Supporting Group Work

Call for Submissions 

GROUP 2020 

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.

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 atwp@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.

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.

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 

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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Assistant Processing Archivist, The Winthrop Group, Inc., Dearborn, MI

This position offers the opportunity to work with an established collection of archival resources, to be a member of a team, and to gain experience in a business archives. The Assistant Processing Archivist focuses on post-accession evaluation, preservation, organization, processing of archival assets and artifacts, and development of finding aids that will facilitate access and use.

Work Responsibilities:

The Assistant Processing Archivist

1. arranges for safe handling of all archival materials;

2. assists in the evaluation of archival resources for potential inclusion in the Archives' holdings using the Collecting Policy to confirm suitability of their inclusion;

3. organizes, processes and catalogues (in accord with priorities established by the Head Archivist) a range of archival resources including printed materials and secondary source collections, 3-dimensional objects and artifacts, and audiovisual resources;

4. conducts quality control reviews and ensures accuracy in upload of digital files, data, and finding aids;

5. helps when needed to provide reference and research services in accord with access and information policies.

 

Requirements:

Applicants for this position should

  • have a graduate degree level training in archives services and procedures;
  • have one to two years of hands-on experience processing archives materials;
  • be able to employ archives processing protocols and methods, to adopt standards already in use, and to work efficiently;
  • have experience preparing accurate finding aids in accord with extant practices and conducting quality control checks of her/his own work;
  • be familiar with the physical care, preservation, and appropriate re-housing of archival collections;
  • have a collaborative, team-focused approach to the work environment.

 

Other Considerations:

The following also will be considered:

  • organizational skills and experience with working independently;
  • prior experience in business archives;
  • undergraduate and/or graduate degree study in the history of business and/or communications;

Additional Information:

This Winthrop Group contract position with salary and benefits. It involves work with corporate archives. Please submit the following at your earliest convenience: 1) your resume, 2) the names, titles, and contact information for three references, and 3) a one-page cover letter that describes the particular strengths you can bring to the work identified above. Send your materials by email to: Suzana Chilaka, The Winthrop Group, Information & Archival Services at schilaka@winthropgroup.com.

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Assistant Archivist for AV Collections, The Winthrop Group, Inc., Dearborn, MI

This position offers the opportunity to work with an established collection of audiovisual assets and as a member of a team, while gaining experience in a business archives.

 

Responsibilities:

 The Assistant Archivist will

 1) identify and catalog past and current video, motion picture, and digital media using a controlled vocabulary developed in-house;

 2) ingest and maintain assets in the DAM system;

 3) assist in performing subject searches for internal/external customers;

 4) update digital media stored on server(s);

 5) collect and identify media files for retrieval and re-use;

 6) maintain records of AV materials obtained from commercial sources including information on copyright, usage restrictions, and credit;

 7) have an opportunity to suggest and develop recommendations concerning procedures and equipment.

 

Requirements:

 Applicants for this position should

  • have experience in archives and with AV materials;
  • have the ability to learn and identify key subjects and locations portrayed in video and multimedia assets;
  • be familiar with the physical care and preservation of motion picture and video materials;
  • have basic knowledge of copyright laws and usage restrictions as they apply to A-V resources;
  • be familiar with format compatibility and resolution specifications;
  • have an undergraduate degree (study in communications and/or history would be helpful.)

 

Other Considerations:

 The following also will be considered:

  •  ability to work independently on a range of internal and external research projects of varying complexity;
  •  organizational skills;
  •  outgoing, team-focused personality;
  •  current study or graduate degree in archives.

 

Additional Information:

 This Winthrop Group contract position with salary and benefits. It involves work with corporate archives. Please submit the following at your earliest convenience: 1) your resume, 2) the names, titles, and contact information for three references, and 3) a one-page cover letter that describes the particular strengths you can bring to the work identified above. Send your materials by email to: Suzana Chilaka, The Winthrop Group, Information & Archival Services at schilaka@winthropgroup.com.

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Manager, Library/Scholarly Technology Labs, University of Rhode Island Libraries, Kingston, RI

  • Location: University of Rhode Island Libraries, Kingston, RI
  • Pay Grade Range: $53,032 - $66,347

Please Apply at https://jobs.uri.edu/postings/4460

Application Deadline: This is an open until filled search. First consideration will be given to applications received by (January 31, 2019). Second consideration may be given to applications received by (February 28, 2019). Applications received subsequent to second consideration date (February 28, 2019) may not be given full consideration.

Duties and Responsibilities

Basic Functions:

Responsible for managing the day-to-day operation and coordinating all programs and events of technology-driven learning spaces of the URI Libraries, such as the makerspace and the AI Lab, with comprehensive understanding of all tools, machinery, and safety protocols. Recruit, schedule, train, and supervise laboratory staff and student workers and evaluate the space usage and the program effectiveness on an ongoing basis for continuous improvement. This position reports to the Library Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Shape, develop, and propose workshops, events, and new program elements; Plan, organize, and promote programs and events; Evaluate the outcome for future planning.
  • Work with faculty administrators and advising committee regarding lab operations, financials, improvements, and challenges.
  • Ensure best practices in the makerspace lab, AI lab, and other technology-driven learning spaces; Foster an interdisciplinary learning environment and a culture of critical making and innovation.
  • Assist the URI students, faculty, and other users when they are designing projects involving the use of the libraries' technology-driven learning spaces.
  • Track and document learning and teaching activities, projects, and course- or research-related lab usage that take place for reports and future promotion/outreach.
  • Schedule and provide tours for classes and administrators; Manage the tour schedule and contacts; Train and assign part-time or student workers for tours as appropriate.
  • Update and maintain the relevant web pages, Wiki, and social media channels for the URI Libraries' technology-driven learning spaces.
  • Maintain active presence on communication channels such as Slack and train and encourage student workers to do the same.
  • Responsible for properly operating equipment; Create instructions for users; Train student workers.
  • Train lab staff and student workers in diagnosing issues, troubleshooting, and repairing the equipment.
  • Stay familiar and up-to-date with most common software used in the makerspace with the minimum requirement of being able to open/run/save a project with basic edits.
  • Facilitate equipment/software changes; Install firmware and/or software updates and add-ons in a timely manner; Coordinate and maintain software licenses in collaboration with URI ITS.
  • Maintain the current and future equipment in the library makerspace in good working order including 3D printers, VR (Virtual Reality) systems, a laser cutter, and other equipment (new equipment may be added as the space grows and users' needs evolve); Contact vendors regarding maintenance contracts and complex repair/troubleshooting to resolve issues in a timely manner.
  • Responsible for safety policies and ensure compliance with safety standards including hazardous material reporting.
  • Recruit, train, and manage part-time and/or student workers and create the staffing schedule for the libraries' technology-drive learning spaces.
  • Post and update the staffing schedule for each semester on the library webpage and other relevant venues; Keep the library faculty and staff interacting with the public informed regarding any changes.
  • Compile usage statistics, evaluate the space usage and the program effectiveness, and prepare reports on an ongoing basis for continuous improvement.
  • Perform general planning for the budget, resources, and future operations of the labs; Keep track of the use of supplies; Order parts and consumables; Keep track of all purchasing paperwork.
  • Work with the URI Business Office and other offices such as Purchasing, Human Resources, and Sponsored Research.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

 

Licenses, Tools, and Equipment:

  • Personal computers, printers, and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook); 3D Printers, 3D scanners, VR (Virtual Reality) systems, and other technology equipment to be added in the future; 3D modeling applications and Adobe Creative suite.

 

Qualifications

Required:

1) Bachelor's degree.

2) Minimum two years of experience working with technology in an educational setting.

3) Demonstrated knowledge of makerspace-related technologies.

4) Demonstrated ability to learn and apply new technologies and to effectively assist others in learning them.

5) Demonstrated strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills.

6) Demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills.

7) Demonstrated supervisory experience.

8) Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and with minimal supervision.

9) Demonstrated ability to balance multiple priorities in a deadline-driven environment.

10) Demonstrated attention to detail and organizational skills.

11) Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations.

Preferred Qualifications

1) Master's degree.

2) Demonstrated budgeting experience.

3) Demonstrated work experience in a makerspace or a lab setting.

4) Demonstrated experience working with undergraduate and/or graduate students.

5) Demonstrated experience in program development, and management.

6) Demonstrated experience with assessment and evaluation.

7) Demonstrated ability to interpret and apply institutional policies, plans, objectives, rules, and regulations and to communicate that to others.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please attach the following 2 (PDF) documents to your online Employment Application:

  • (#1) Cover letter.
  • (#2) Resume, which should include the names and contact information of three professional references (as one complete document).

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Adult Services Librarian, Tiverton Public Library, Tiverton, RI

Tiverton Public Library is hiring a full-time Adult Services Librarian. The Adult Services Librarian plays a critical role in the development and implementation of effective, innovative programming for, and outreach to the Tiverton community.

This position will provide community outreach, plan programs, coordinate the schedule of programs developed by other staff members, coordinate and supervise the volunteer program, and provide other services to library customers.

A Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited college or university is required with a minimum of two years library experience.

This position is 35 hours/week. Applicant must be available to work some nights and every other weekend. Salary begins at $21.00/hour with potential increase to $21.50/hour after an exemplary 6-month review and $22.00/hour after a one year review.

Applicants must email a cover letter and resume to Tiverton Public Library Director Catherine Damiani via director@tivertonlibrary.org by Friday, January 4, 2018. No phone calls please. Visit https://tivertonlibrary.org/about-your-library/employment/ for more information and full position description.

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Faculty Research and Scholarly Support Services Assistant, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA

Harvard Law School

47352BR

Job Code

403071 Library Assistant IV

Duties & Responsibilities

The Faculty Research and Scholarly Support Services Assistant provides support for the ongoing development of the Harvard Law School Library's faculty bibliography and its current migration into Symplectic Elements. Workflow tasks include researching faculty publications, analyzing sources and applying subject level metadata tags from a legal taxonomy, formatting scholarly citations according to the Legal Bluebook, and adding other appropriate metadata fields to faculty publications within Elements. The position also includes assisting the Scholarly Communications Librarian with publicity and outreach for the Law Library's faculty book talk series and research support for a WordPress blog. This is a pre-professional position for a student who is interested in working in an academic law library.

  • Research scholarly legal publications within various academic databases.
  • Analyzing the content of legal publications and applying subject level metadata tags from a legal taxonomy.
  • Formatting scholarly citations according to the Legal Bluebook citation style.
  • Entering data into a research information management system.
  • Attending faculty book talks and supporting professional staff with a variety of tasks.
  • Distribution of publicity and event management.

Basic Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent credentials.

Additional Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree preferred. Library experience preferred.
  • Familiarity with basic metadata concepts and standards.
  • Strong background or experience in law and legal research.
  • Experience with Legal Bluebook citation formatting.
  • Proficiency with computer systems.
  • Must be able to quickly learn new technology/applications.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently in library office setting.

 

Additional Information

All offers to be made by Human Resources.

Job Function

Library

Location

USA - MA - Cambridge

Department

Harvard Law School Library

Time Status 

Part-time

Union

 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers

Salary Grade

051

Appointment End Date

 30-Jun-2019

Pre-Employment Screening

Education, Identity

Schedule

 17.5h; flexible within Monday through Friday, 9AM-5PM.

EEO Statement

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

A link to the full job description (including the official application) can be found here.

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Virtual Digital Content Library Interns, America's Test Kitchen, Boston, MA

Company Summary

America's Test Kitchen is a real place: a no-nonsense, fully equipped test kitchen located in Boston, Massachusetts, where a team of highly qualified test cooks and editors perform thousands of tests every year. The goal? To develop the best recipes and cooking techniques, recommend the best cookware and equipment, and rate brand-name pantry staples for home cooks, which are published in our magazines, Cook's Illustrated and Cook's Country, in our growing line of cookbooks and special interest magazines, and on our websites, as well as featured in our public television series, America's Test Kitchen and Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen. We are devoted to a collegial approach to cooking - teams of editors, writers, and cooks engage in side-by-side competitions, blind taste tests, and rigorous equipment tests. 

Position Summary

America's Test Kitchen has recently launched a digital content metadata initiative and is currently seeking three part-time Virtual Digital Content Library Interns to help support it. Under the guidance of the Virtual Digital Content Manager, the interns will apply copy cataloging procedures to enrich digital content metadata as well as to gain an understanding of relevant metadata schemas and content standards used to facilitate the search and retrieval of our digital materials. This is an excellent opportunity for those interested in digital services, special librarianship, and the culinary arts. 

Responsibilities

  • Assist the digital content team with classification
  • Catalog digital content found in the digital asset and content management systems
  • Quality-assure record metadata
  • Inventory legacy content found on external media 
  • Identify non-functional requirements for future content management systems development
  • Participate in the testing of new versions of our digital content management system software

Minimum Qualifications

  • Education/Experience: enrolled in a Master's degree program with an ALA-accredited institution
  • Successfully completed at least one cataloging and/or metadata course
  • Detail-oriented and able to work independently
  • Comfortable in a 100% virtual work environment 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in the publishing and media sectors
  • Working knowledge of collection management and library cataloging standards 

These internships will be unpaid. A link to the full job description can be found here.

Please contact Ian Matzen at ian.matzen@americastestkitchen.com for additional questions. 

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Library Technician 3, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

Interested in working for a place that advocates a culture of civility, respect, and inclusivity? Looking to make a big impact behind-the-scenes? The Library Technician 3 role in the Resource Acquisitions and Sharing (RAS) Department at the Oregon State University main campus library could be just the place for you!  The person in this position will work in 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.  

 

The monthly salary range for this position is $2825-$4259 with great benefits. Starting salary range is commensurate with experience. 

 

To apply, please visit: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/69955 Posting number: P01892CT  

 

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by January 4, 2019. Applications will continue to be accepted through January 11, 2019.  

 

OSULP is an AA/EOE/Vets/Disabled.    

 

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Reference Librarian/Pre-MLS Reference Librarian (Part Time), Emmanuel College, Boston, MA

About Emmanuel College:

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

 

Job Description:

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

Essential responsibilities will include:

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

The hours for this position will be Tuesdays and Fridays 8AM-12P and Friday 8AM-3PM for a total of 14.5 hours per week.

 

Requirements:

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

 

Additional Information:

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

Application Instructions:

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

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

 

To view the full job description and apply, please click here. 

 

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Call for Submissions: Simmons SLIS Graduating Students Professional Support Rolling Award

Award: $400

Available to all graduating students on a first come first serve basis.

Description: The Simmons University Graduating Student Professional Support Rolling Award provides financial support to graduating SLIS students who are presenting at professional conferences. The award may be used to cover registration and/or transportation costs for attending a conference to present a paper or poster, give a speech, or sit on a panel, up to six months after graduation.

Note: This award is a reimbursement. If you have been selected to receive the award, you will attend the event and then submit proof of attendance/presentation.

Required: Please include the following and send directly to sscslis@simmons.edu for review.

  • Name, date, and location of professional conference
  • A paragraph explaining what the graduating student intends to present
  • The title of the presentation, poster, speech, or panel
  • Proof of attendance and participation

 

This is a wonderful opportunity for all graduating students!

 

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Online Learning Librarian, Sonoma State University Library, Rohnert Park, CA

The Sonoma State University Library is seeking an Online Learning Librarian to join our team! This new, 12-month tenure-track position will provide leadership and direct the creation, implementation, and assessment of online learning services and programs that support the Library in reference, instruction, and outreach, as well as University goals for student success.
 
This position provides opportunities for a librarian to work collaboratively with units in the Library and on campus to build, position, and assess digital learning and assume academic departmental liaison responsibilities that include collection development, information literacy instruction and outreach, and working with fellow faculty to advance the Library's strategic priorities and engage the Library in the life of the University.
 
Early career, historically underrepresented and minoritized candidates are strongly encouraged to apply!
 
For additional information and to apply, please visit Sonoma State's website http://web.sonoma.edu/jobs/, and search for the job posting 104751
 
Review of applications starts January 11, 2019. Anticipated start date: August 1, 2019.

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Librarian, Bancroft School, Worcester, MA

Families throughout Central Mass. and MetroWest choose Bancroft School for its robust college-preparatory academics and supportive community. The Bancroft experience fosters good people who emerge as leaders, humanitarians, and globally engaged citizens. Bancroft students develop deep connections in the community, and form lasting relationships with faculty, coaches, and peers. Each child's individual learning style and interests guide their explorations into core academics, arts, sports, and co-curriculars. Founded in 1900, Bancroft is Greater Worcester's leading independent PreK-12 day school. 

Bancroft School seeks an energetic, flexible, innovative Librarian to lead a service-oriented, student-centered library program that is fully integrated into the academic life of the Middle and Upper School. This position oversees all activities, manages the overall library budget, and is responsible for the administration of digital resources related to the library. In addition to administrative and instructional responsibilities, supervises an advisory group of upper school students and a middle school book club.

This is a full-time, academic year position beginning January 2019. 

 

Requirements: Masters in Library Information Science from an ALA accredited program.

 

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and three current references to Nichole Aubin, Executive Assistant to the Head of School, naubin@bancroftschool.org

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Call for Chapter Proposals: Underserved Patrons in Academic Libraries: Assisting Students Facing Trauma, Abuse, and Discrimination

We are seeking chapter proposals for a new volume, Underserved Patrons in Academic Libraries: Assisting Students Facing Trauma, Abuse, and Discrimination, edited by Julia Skinner and Melissa Gross and published by Libraries Unlimited.

We are seeking proposals from professionals across the field of librarianship, broadly defined. This includes professional librarians as well as graduate students, faculty, and paraprofessionals. 

We are particularly interested in chapters that consider the intersection of theory and praxis, and which offer actionable advice to improve programs and services. 
While case studies of individual programs will be considered, these should be contextualized within the larger discourse of the field (e.g. what gaps in service was this filling? How is this instance different from other offerings at other institutions? How does it relate to the literature, and how does sharing this case move the literature beyond where it is now?) 

In all cases, our role as providers of information and resources, and creators of valuable programming is emphasized: We do not seek to situate library professionals in other professional contexts (such as counseling) that require duties they may not be qualified to perform. Subjects to cover include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assisting students attending school after a period of incarceration
  • Providing information services to sexual assault and abuse survivors
  • Providing information services to survivors of domestic violence
  • Information work with immigrants and refugees
  • Information services for students with mental illness
  • Information assistance for non-English speakers
  • Working with students attending school while facing financial difficulties and/or homelessness
  • Addressing the information needs of dual-enrolled high school students
  • Serving international students in the academic library
  • Serving older adult students in the academic library
  • Offering meaningful library services to queer and trans* communities
  • Working with patrons facing racial discrimination
  • Stigma and the differently abled community on campus
  • The importance of visibility and representation for underserved and marginalized communities in library programming, staffing, and collections
  • Cultural competency: Information services for multicultural students
  • Neurodiversity: Serving students on the spectrum
  • Assisting patrons with HIV/AIDS and other stigmatizing illnesses
  • When religious identification is a concern for students seeking information
  • Critical illness
  • First generation college students
  • Serving student veterans


To submit a proposal:

Chapter proposals of roughly 250-500 words are due by January 15, 2019 and should address the chapter's approach and structure, and how the chapter expands upon existing literature.  Please also include a brief bio for each author.

Send completed proposals to JuliaCSkinner@gmail.com and mgross@fsu.edu 

Authors will be notified of editor decisions by March 1st, 2019, and chapters will be due to the editors on November 1st, 2019. 

About the Editors: 

Dr. Julia Skinner received her Ph.D. in Library and Information Studies from Florida State University. She is involved in community work personally and professionally and emphasizes the intersection of theory and praxis in her teaching and research work. She is a member of the Georgia State Board for the Certification of Librarians, a former department director, and the owner of Root, a small business exploring the intersections between food and community. She has written 2 books,13 single-author articles and chapters, and 12 reviews, and co-authored 1 book and 3 articles. She has won numerous awards, including a Phyllis Dain dissertation award honorable mention, Beta Phi Mu membership, ALISE featured presentation, and Salem Press Best Newcomer Award (won in collaboration with the rest of the Hack Library School blogging team). 

Dr. Melissa Gross is a professor in the School of Information at Florida State University and a past president of the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE).  She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1998 and was awarded the prestigious American Association of University Women Recognition Award for Emerging Scholars in 2001. Dr. Gross has published extensively in a variety of peer reviewed journals including Library and Information Science Research, Library Quarterly, Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, and College & Research Libraries. She has authored, co-authored, or co-edited nine books. Her forthcoming edited book, with co-editors Shelbie Witte and Don Latham, is Literacy Engagement through Peritextual Analysis (Chicago, IL: ALA Editions).

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Call for Abstracts: Literacy Engagement Through Epitextual Analysis

Working Title: Literacy Engagement through Epitextual Analysis

This book will follow Literacy Engagement through Peritextual Analysis (2019), recently published by the American Library Association and the National Council of Teachers of English.

Editors
Don Latham, Florida State University
Melissa Gross, Florida State University
Shelbie Witte, Oklahoma State University

Chapter Proposal Submission Deadline:  February 1, 2019
Chapter Proposal Decisions: February 15, 2019
Full Chapters Projected Due Date: June 1, 2019

Objective
This book will explore how analyzing epitextual elements can be used with students (K-16) in the classroom and library to improve reading comprehension, student engagement, critical thinking, and media literacy.   We are interested in showcasing the ways in which teachers and librarians use epitextual elements to experience texts/media (books, ebooks, magazines, film, television, music, fine art, websites, video games, etc.) with students.  Particularly, we are interested in examining approaches to epitextual analysis through one or more of the following epitextual types: 

Production - texts related to the pre, during, and post publication of a text
Promotion - materials related to the public promotion of the text
Dissemination - materials related to the sharing of a text
Reception - texts related to the evaluation of and reaction to a work
Extension - texts that extend the primary text in some way
Referential - text to text connections and relationships, citations, or attribution

Target Audience 
We envision this book becoming a resource for classroom and preservice teachers, school and public librarians, and teacher and librarian educators. Chapter authors will discuss theoretical frameworks and practical applications for examining epitextual elements in order to engage students in deeper critical thinking and comprehension. This book will be written by teachers and librarians for other teachers and librarians.


Brief List of Possible Topics

  • The use of extension texts with canonical, young adult or children's literature, such as the student creation of parody, sequels and prequels, transmedia, or fan fiction.
  • The use of connection to understand how the "text within the text" creates meaning.
  • The use of reception texts, such as reviews and awards, to evaluate and make critical commentary about texts.
  • The development of promotion texts, such as book trailers, posters, and advertisements, in response to a work.
  • The use of dissemination texts, such as cataloging records, interviews, and lectures, to discuss target audience and biases within the dissemination of the media related to the text.
  • The epitextual characteristics of feature films and short films, such as using the promotion elements to discuss target audience and author's craft.
  • A discussion of the influence of production elements, such as  storyboards, drafts, and author journals, on the final text .
  • A comparison of epitext between two types of media.
  • The role of official (publisher produced) versus unofficial promotional or dissemination texts on reader response.
  • The assignment  of authorship in the production of extension texts.


Submission Procedure
Authors are invited to submit a chapter proposal (maximum of 500 words) outlining the proposed chapter, including the intended focus (grade level and text/media selections), by February 1, 2019. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by February 15, 2019  about the status of their proposals. The proposed book will then be marketed to the publisher with a clear outline based on the accepted chapters. Full chapters (2,500-3,000 words) will be due by June 1, 2019.  

Submissions should include the full name, email addresses, and affiliations of all authors. All proposals should include relevant references in APA style.  Abstracts should be submitted as a Word document to bookepitext@gmail.com by February 1, 2019.


Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication. All manuscripts are accepted based on a peer reviewed editorial process. Manuscripts should not be submitted somewhere else for review.

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Associate Director, Fenway Library Organization, Boston, MA

Fenway Library Organization (FLO, www.flo.org), a consortium of 30 academic and special libraries, seeks an Associate Director. This is a full-time position with benefits.

 

The Associate Director has day-to-day responsibility for the delivery of services and support to member libraries. This includes assuring member success with service issues and concerns; achieving project goals and deadlines; coordinating support issues with FLO, library and vendor staff; coordinating training and documentation; responding to requests for reports and statistics; and organizing meetings and community events to promote technical competency, networking, and professional development. The Associate Director will supervise other FLO staff in the fulfillment of these goals.

 

The Associate Director will be actively involved in planning for the growth of FLO; in the evaluation and implementation of new products and services; and in collaborating with FLO and other staff in these efforts. As the libraries prepare to migrate to new library systems (e.g., FOLIO and Koha), the Associate Director will have a lead role in the planning and execution of the migration(s).

 

The Associate Director backs up the Executive Director and acts in the place of the Executive Director in her/his absence. Activities in support of the Executive Director may include attending meetings, discussing FLO services with partners and prospective members, and handling administrative duties.

 

 Responsibilities include:

  •  Operations Management
    • Provide, manage, and monitor the delivery of services and support for library systems. These include CORAL, EZproxy, Koha and Voyager among others.
    • Purchase, coordinate, and support e-content subscriptions for member libraries. These including Credo, ebrary Academic Complete, Gale, Kanopy, Oxford and others.
    • Coordinate with vendors and other parties to resolve issues and meet service goals.
  • Personnel Management
    • Supervise FLO staff including the Software Manager, Collaborative Services Librarian, and temporary staff.
    • Provide feedback to staff and conduct annual performance reviews.
    • Work with staff to support growth of appropriate technical and professional competencies.
  • Committees and Community Building
    • Facilitate planning, communications, and feedback for standing committees and working groups.
    • Facilitate planning, communications, and feedback for Communities of Interest.
    • Lead meetings and manage discussions to achieve project and meeting goals.
  • Leadership     
    • Coordinate the planning and implementation of new systems and upgrades.
    • Work to improve partnerships with outside companies and institutions.
  • Commonwealth Catalog (ComCat)
    • Oversee daily support for ComCat.
    • Coordinate notification and resolution of issues with Auto-Graphics and other library system vendors.

 

Qualifications:

  • MLS or MLIS degree
  • 6-10 years library or library consortium experience. Academic library experience preferred.
  • Prior experience managing a library or library department required
  • Personnel management experience required
  • Understanding of key library functions, such as acquisitions, cataloging, circulation, ERM, ILL, reference, reporting and serials required
  • Proven customer service orientation
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience supporting an integrated library system (ILS) or related library applications preferred
  • Experience managing projects with multiple constituents preferred
  • Flexibility appropriate for a dynamic work setting, including schedule changes that respond to the needs of the consortium
  • Desire to participate in collaborative problem solving
  • Ability to travel to member libraries throughout Massachusetts

 

Compensation:

Competitive salary plus attractive benefits package

 

Start Date: April 1, 2019

 

To apply:

Send email including resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references to:

Walter Stine

Executive Director

Fenway Library Organization

walter@flo.org

 

A complete job description is available upon request.

 

Fenway Library Organization encourages the application of all candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, or veteran status.

 

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Director of Legal Research Center and Information Services and Professor of Law, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

The Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law, part of a dynamic, national research university, seeks applications for the position of Director of the Legal Research Center and Information Services and Professor of Law.  The school is committed to developing an innovative program of legal education that develops the broad range of lawyering skills among its students.  The school is also committed to supporting a distinguished program of high quality legal and law-related interdisciplinary scholarship.  The legal research center   is a central asset in supporting the educational and research missions of the school.  The current legal research center staff comprises five professional librarians, four paraprofessional staff, and one administrative assistant.

 

The successful candidate will hold a J.D. degree from an ABA-approved law school and a Master of Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution.  S/he will have demonstrated, progressive, and successful experience in law library administration and significant experience managing a staff.

 

The Director will most likely hold a long-term, presumptively renewable contract of 3-5 years; exceptional candidates may be eligible for a tenured or tenure-track position. Compensation and benefits are highly competitive.

 

The Director will:

1.      Be responsible for all aspects of library planning and operations including:

  • short-term and strategic planning
  • facilities planning
  • budget planning
  • personnel administration and development of legal research center staff
  • programmatic initiatives for innovative and responsive services to support faculty and student information needs
  • collection development (including cooperative collection development with the University library)
  • library technology
  • planning for events and other ways of making the space innovative and community-oriented

2.      Serve as a full member of the School of Law and University communities including:

  • teaching in the School of Law
  • engaging in scholarly research and writing
  • serving on law school and University committees and as a member of the law school's senior staff

 

3.    Ideally be responsible for the coordination of all aspects of information technology in the School of Law including:

  • short-term and strategic planning
  • programmatic initiatives for the innovative and responsive use of instructional, educational, and library-related technologies within the School of Law
  • programmatic initiatives for the delivery of desktop technology support for faculty, students, and staff
  • programmatic initiatives for coordinating delivery of legal research center services with the University library and others
  • personnel administration and development of IT staff
  • representing and advancing the School of Law's information technology needs and interests within the University

Applications should be submitted to www.drexeljobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=84110

Questions should be directed to Professor Lisa Tucker, chair of the search committee.  Candidates interested in meeting committee members at the AALS conference in New Orleans are encouraged to apply promptly and contact Professor Tucker directly.

 

Questions should be directed to:

Lisa Tucker, Associate Professor of Law

Chair, Search Committee

Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law

3320 Market Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104

ltm35@drexel.edu

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Call for Proposals: 2019 Library Research Round Table Forum

2019 Library Research Round Table Forum

Theory, Method, and Practice in Library Research

ALA Annual Conference, Washington, DC, June 20-25, 2019

 

The Library Research Round Table (LRRT) is accepting paper submissions for the LRRT Research Forum at the 2019 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Washington, DC. The LRRT Research Forum will feature 15-minute presentations of library and information science (LIS) research followed by discussion. Proposals are due Friday, January 18, 2019.  Notification of acceptance will be made in mid-February 2019.

 

Description of the Session

This session will present three peer-reviewed papers describing research with the potential to make significant contributions to the field of library and information science (LIS). The three papers will selected as examples of research excellence, with a focus on work exemplifying strong use of theory, clear and well-organized research design, and appropriate data gathering and analysis methods.

Submissions emphasizing the problems, theories, methodologies, or significance of research findings for LIS are welcome. Topics can include information access, user behavior, electronic services, service effectiveness, emerging technologies, organizational structure, and personnel. All researchers, including practitioners from all types of libraries and other organizations, LIS faculty, graduate students, and other interested individuals are encouraged to submit proposals. Both members and nonmembers of LRRT are welcome.

The selection committee will use a blind review process to select three papers. Authors will be required to present their papers in person at the forum and to register for the conference. Criteria for selection include:

  •  Significance of the research problem to LIS research and practice.
  •  Quality and creativity of the methodology/methods/research design.
  •  Clarity of the connection to existing LIS research.

 

Please note that research accepted for publication by January 31, 2019 cannot be considered.

Each submission must consist of no more than two pages. On the first page, list the author names, titles, institutional affiliations, and contact information, including mailing addresses and email addresses.

The second page must NOT show your name or any personally identifying information. Instead, it must include:

  • The paper title.
  • A 500-word abstract of the research project, including: 1) a problem statement and significance, 2) project objectives, 3) methods/methodology, and 4) conclusions (or tentative conclusions for work in progress).
  • A brief statement saying if the research is complete or ongoing and listing the project beginning and end dates.

 

Send submissions via email to:

Amanda Folk

LRRT Chair

folk.68@osu.edu

 

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Call for Submissions: The ALISE/ProQuest Methods Paper Competition

The ALISE/ProQuest Methodology Paper Competition invites your submissions!

One winning paper will be selected and awarded an honorarium of $500. The purpose of this award is to stimulate communication on research methodologies at ALISE annual conferences.. The winner of the competition with present a summary of the paper at the ALISE Annual Conference in Knoxville, Tennessee, September 24-26, 2019.

Complete information about the competition, including submission requirements and award criteria, can be found on the ALISE website. The deadline for submissions is May 22, 2019.

We look forward to receiving and reading your papers!

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Assistant Managers, St. Louis County Library, St. Louis, MO

Positions Available:

Assistant Manager - Meramec Valley Branch

Assistant Manager - Prairie Commons Branch

 

Meramec Valley is a small branch currently nestled in the Fenton Community Center. In the Spring, the branch will move into newly constructed, full size location that adds an additional 20,000 square feet. The children's space will give kids the chance to race cars down a test track in the new hands-on learning discovery zone. Patrons and staff will enjoy taking a lap around the outdoor walking trail and gathering for the expanded program offerings in the new meeting space. Library staff are most looking forward to greeting all the new visitors that will walk through the doors.

St. Louis County Library is a 20 branch system, serving over 860,000 patrons and circulating 14 million items a year. SLCL is in the midst of a multi-year capital improvement project called Your Library Renewed, to upgrade existing structures and open new facilities, as well as enhance library programs and services. Working in tandem with the Branch Manager, the management team ensures the library's mission and strategic goals are continuously implemented at the branch while considering the community's needs and meeting them with relevant library services and programs. We are looking for a dynamic, energetic and innovative individual intent on providing outstanding customer service, reducing barriers to library access, leading our awesome staff, maintaining thriving community relations, and taking pride in being a part of the SLCL team!

Want to work in a library system that is valued by the community? Do you want to work for this awarding winning library system? It is a wonderful time to join St. Louis County Library, where facility innovations and creative public services are always growing! Apply today!

Job Purpose:

Assists the Branch Manager with the operation and maintenance of the branch and assumes the responsibilities of the Branch Manager in their absence in order to provide quality Library service to all Library customers.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Schedules staff and monitors attendance to ensure adequate staffing.
  • Assists with overseeing branch operations, building, and grounds maintenance so the branch is clean, safe, and attractive.
  • Supervises and participates in public service activities including circulation and reference services to meet the needs of customers.
  • Participates in program planning and implementation to meet the needs of existing customers and to attract new customers.
  • Participates in hiring, training, evaluating, and disciplining staff to ensure the Library staff is capable of giving the highest quality service.
  • Assists in the development and maintenance of the branch collection to ensure the branch meets the needs of the community it serves.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Library Science
  • Ability to supervise, train, and motivate staff
  • Must possess a commitment to a high level of public service to Library customers
  • Must possess good judgment, analytical, and problem solving skills
  • Must possess excellent communication and organization skills
  • Ability to work effectively with other Library managers in a professional manner

Hours:

  • Monday-Friday, two evenings per week
  • One Saturday and Sunday per month

 

Applications and Resumes can be submitted by visiting https://www.slcl.org/content/employment (Apply for each position separately!)

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Database and Digital Asset Manager, Joan Mitchell Foundation, New York, NY

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Database & Digital Asset Manager helps further the mission and objectives of the Joan Mitchell Foundation's Legacy department by overseeing the systems and processes used to catalog Mitchell's artwork and to manage and preserve its digital assets, which include digital images of Mitchell's artwork and digital scans of archival photographs. This position will collaborate with Legacy and Catalogue Raisonné staff, as well as external pre-press specialists, on the color correction and management of digital images of Mitchell's artwork, and will manage the copyright permissions process at all stages to ensure that Mitchell artworks and quotations are reproduced accurately.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 Database and Digital Asset Management

  • Oversee and refine Legacy and Catalogue Raisonné database and digital asset management system, implementing new protocols and standards as needed; manage accounts and permissions
  • Provide administrative oversight of digital assets to ensure day-to-day accessibility and long-term preservation; monitor software environment and ensure regularity and accuracy of server back-ups
  • Implement quality control for all data and metadata to ensure accuracy and consistency; oversee any needed data cleanup and implement controlled vocabularies where appropriate
  • Oversee any needed modifications to the Foundation's FileMaker Pro database modules, in collaboration with consulting developer; maintain regular communication with colleagues to ensure that database is functioning optimally for their needs; keep policy documentation up-to-date and train team as needed
  • Oversee batch image uploads to FileMaker Pro database; troubleshoot errors in upload process
  • Liaise with pre-press specialists regarding color correction of images of Mitchell's artwork and production of match proofs for publication use
  • Download finalized artwork image files from pre-press specialist's platform and upload to Foundation's FileMaker database, ensuring that each file is properly cataloged 

Copyright Permissions 

  • Process all copyright permission requests for images of Mitchell's artwork and writings; draft license agreements, review layout and text, provide feedback for color corrections, and ensure compliance with established terms of use; track progress of each request in database and maintain physical documentation files
  • Correspond with publishers, scholars, museum staff, and others regarding image and textual requests; maintain cordial relations while ensuring that images, quotations, captions and credits are consistent with Foundation guidelines; monitor short- and long-term publication deadlines to ensure requirements and conditions of use are met
  • Prepare image files for publication as appropriate; help troubleshoot third-party production issues if they arise

 

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, AND SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Practical experience in a museum, archives, or library setting, including database management, software administration, implementation of standards and best practices, file formatting, image cataloging, data preservation, and electronic distribution of digital images of artworks
  • Thorough working knowledge of standards and best practices for file naming, metadata standards and workflows, file formats for still and video formats, and digital asset management
  • High level of organizational skill, with keen attention to detail and ability to advocate for and implement best practices and policies 
  • Experience managing detail-oriented projects start to finish: planning, execution, trouble-shooting and reporting
  • Advanced proficiency with image editing; demonstrated experience with Adobe Photoshop and a strong visual sensibility, particularly in regards to color
  • Master's Degree in library and information science, archives management, museum studies or related field with five or more years of practical work experience
  • Strong work ethic, and a thorough and detail-oriented approach to all tasks
  • Ability to work independently, with strong time- and project-management abilities
  • Familiarity and ease with Mac based computer systems and FileMaker Pro databases
  • Discretion, tact, patience, pleasant demeanor, and professional work style 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Commitment to the Joan Mitchell Foundation's mission, vision, purpose, and core values

 

To apply, send a cover letter, CV, and salary requirements to jobs@joanmitchellfoundation.org with the subject line "Database & Digital Asset Manager." No phone calls or visits, please. Applications will be accepted through January 7, 2019.

 

ADA SPECIFICATIONS (Physical demands that must be met in order to successfully complete the essential functions of the job)

  • While largely sedentary, this position requires the ability to sit, stand, lift up to 20 pounds, speak, and hear, sometimes for extended periods of time. 
  • Requires the ability to use a computer including and office equipment traditionally found in office settings

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required.  Management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as necessary.  In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

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Substitute Librarians, Watertown Free Public Library, Watertown, MA

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

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

This position is for you if:

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

To be considered for this role you have to be a librarian with an MLS or currently enrolled in a program and completed a reference course. Those interested in children's or teen services should also have taken a children's or young adult literature class. Strong customer service experience, whether it be in a library, bookstore, or restaurant, is a plus.

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

This is part time, at will position and does not include benefits. The hourly rate is $23 per hour.

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

 

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Evening and Weekend Librarian, Roxbury Community College, Roxbury Crossing, MA

About Roxbury Community College:

Roxbury Community College is an urban, public, 2-year College serving a diverse community, including people of color, recent immigrants and non-traditional populations. The College's mission is to facilitate student success in achieving educational goals through the delivery of high-quality transfer and career programs. RCC strives to honor traditional commitments, and to be responsive to new challenges and insights through workforce training, ESOL, and community education. The student population at the college is diverse in ethnicity, gender, language, age and background. Roxbury Community College is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of its staff. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

Job Description:

General Statement of Duties: Coordinates and supervises all aspects of evening and Saturday library services. Supervises evening and Saturday circulation services. Provides reference, training and information literacy services. Initiates faculty outreach. Participates in collection development. Performs interlibrary loan functions and web page editing.

Examples of Duties:

  • Organizes and supervises all aspects of evening and Saturday library activities and services.
  • Provides reference support for students and faculty including one-on-one tutorials on the use of library resources.
  • Provides group-training/instruction sessions for students in effective use of print, database and free Internet resources for student research papers.
  • Prepares and presents library tours, orientation programs, and tailored bibliographic and information literacy instruction.
  • Serves as a member of the Academic Liaison Program providing outreach, support and instruction / research assistance for assigned programs.
  • Through the liaison program, initiates outreach to faculty on the ways that library services and resources can assist them in classroom and distance learning instruction.
  • Participates in collection development responsibilities including assessment, weeding and selection of new print and online materials.
  • Collects library use statistics. Participates in interpreting statistics and recommends plans of action.
  • Performs inter-library loan functions using OCLC and online utilities.
  • Oversees procedures associated with serials check-in and shelving.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

All candidates must have legal rights to work in the United States.

  • ALA accredited Master's Degree in Library Science with coursework in reference, the use of non-print materials and automated/online/Internet based services and bibliographic/information literacy instruction.
  • Prior professional level and progressively responsible library experience in the area of circulation/public service, bibliographic instruction, library automation including automated acquisitions and online database and Internet searching.
  • Experience in a community college library preferred.
  • Working knowledge of Library Science techniques.
  • Working knowledge of basic computer business applications.
  • Working knowledge of automated library systems. Knowledge of Polaris is a plus.
  • Ability to relate library collections to college curricula and course programming.
  • Demonstrated managerial ability, leadership skills and analytic skills are essential as well as excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong customer service and outreach orientation.
  • Strong interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to work with adult, multicultural and multilingual student population required.
  • Knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript preferred.
  • Knowledge of Dreamweaver, Camtasia and Captivate preferred.
     

Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • Working experience in a community college setting.
  • Knowledge of library assessment techniques and tools.
     

Additional Information:

Please note that this is a Full Time position.
The person in this position will work approximately 37.5 hours per week, with more expected during weeks of RCC events.

Roxbury Community College offers competitive salaries and full benefits according to the guidelines and procedures of the MCCC Collective Bargaining Agreement

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act requires all institutes of higher education to disclose campus policy statements and crime statistics. Our annual report is available at www.rcc.mass.edu/clery.

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

 

Application Instructions:

To be considered for this position, applicants should submit a resume and a cover letter.

Application Deadline: January 31st, 2019 

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Librarian I - Youth Services, Pasco County, Multiple Locations, FL

Posting Date:  12/14/2018

Closing Date: 12/27/2018

General Description

Salary Disclosure: 

     Starting Salary: $38,100.00

     Grade: P32

Current Pasco County Employees: Please refer to the Career Services Manual for starting salary information 

Department: Libraries Services

Locations: Dade City, Hudson and Land O' Lakes

General Description: Professional library work responsible for proving professional level juvenile and young adult reader's advisory, reference, and programming in the public library system. 

Emergency Response/Recovery Activities: All employees will be required to before, during, or after an Emergency. During an Emergency employees may temporarily be assigned to work and perform duties outside the normal scope of their position, location and work schedule to fit the needs of the County and its citizens. 

Essential Job Functions

Provides juveile and young adult reader's advisory and reference services to adults as directed. Coordinate toddler, youth and teen programs per schedule approved by the Branch Manager and Youth Services Coordinator. Coordinates in-library tours of children's area for individuals and groups. Conducts outreach to schools, day care centers, parks & recreation centers and other designated agencies. Coorfinates the Summer Reading Program and the Summer Teen Volunteer Program at the branch library with the support of the Branch Manager, the Youth Services Coordinator, and other library staff. 

Recommends juvenile and young adult authors, titles, and subject areas to the Youth Services Coordinator and Collection Development Coordinator for collection development. Weeds juvenile and young adult collection per guidelines established by the Youth Services Coordinator and Collection Development Coordinator. Participates in in-service training for County Library Youth Services Program. 

Performs related work as required. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of juvenile and young adult materials
  • Knowledge of pubilc library organizations and operations
  • Knowledge of library automation procedures and practices
  • Ability to work without close supervision
  • Ability to work effectively with library patrons, employees and the general public
  • Ability to deal with diverse elements simultaneously
  • Ability to plan and assign work to paraprofessional and clerical library staff
  • Ability to operate the library automation systems, microcomputers, microfilm readers/printers, and audio-visual equipment
  • Ability to understand and apply complex oral and written instructions, including library policies and procedures
  • MUST BE ABLE TO WORK EVENINGS AND SATURDAYS
  • One year of library experience preferred

Minimum Requirements

Physical Skills: Ability to lift and/or move up to 35 pounds, and push or pull heavy objects. May use a handling device or work with another team member to lift and/or move excessively heavy objects. Job requires extended periods of walking, standing, sitting, bending, stooping, and reaching. Also requires use of video display terminal. Ability to communicate effectively using verbal, written, and visual communication. 

Education, Training, and Experience: Must possess and Master's in Library Science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association. 

Licenses or Certifications: Possession of a valid driver's license. 

ADA Statement: A qualified employee or applicant with a disability may be afforded a reasonable accommodation to perform the essential job functions of a position in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. 

Drug-Free Workplace: Pasco County BOCC is a drug-free workplace in accordance with Florida and Federal law. 

Veteran's Preference: Under Section 295.07, F.S., Chapter SSA-7, Pasco County BCC provides to Veterans, that preference in appointment will be given to preference-eligible applicants. 

 

Applications may be filed online at: 

http://www.pascocountyfl.net

 

 

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Archive Specialist, Shire Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, MA

Job: Archive Specialist

  • Location: Cambridge, MA
  • Type: 6 + Month Contract
  • Hours: 40 hours/week

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree, Required
  • Masters in Library Science or Data Archiving, preferred

Skill Requirements:

Ability to manage competing and re-prioritizing tasks Excellent verbal and written communication Experience in conducting repetitive tasks, is a plus Experience with SharePoint and Office 365 is preferred Advanced experience with Microsoft Excel is preferred Must be able to lift 35lb archive boxes

Documentation, archive or laboratory science experience, preferred

Summary:

The R&D Scientific Documentation group is offering a 6 month contract with the potential for extension to a detailed oriented graduate to assist the document digitization program, move to an inventory management program, and a physical space reorganization and optimization. Efforts will focus on the digitization of Shire's records from paper to PDF (including lab notebooks, and data binders), as well as working with off-site storage and scanning vendors, inventory management data entry, data normalization, as well as research to support divestments.

Daily activities should include:

  • Interacting with third party scanning vendor for off-site scanning:
    • Corroborate with Archivists in the preparation for shipment to third parties vendors and manage quality checks of materials scanned
    • Tracking and reporting of materials onsite and in scanning process
    • Maintain a triage "fix" log of vendor scanning errors
    • Ensure metadata is current and accurate
  • Supporting the logistics to centralize off site material to Shire preferred vendors
  • Assist with research requests for divestments and legal discovery
  • Optimize current physical space with reorganization of the collection
  • Support the integration of records acquired via mergers and acquisitions

Job Description:

  • Develop the Growing Archive Collection
    • Normalize metadata for entry into the Inventory Management system
    • Find gaps in recordkeeping metadata and reconcile issues autonomously
    • Work with RDSciDocs archive staff to design file structure in the archive, execute the operational activities to maintain a structure
  • Logistical Archive Activities
    • Manage off-site storage account for paper
    • Collaborate with Archivists to run scanning program
    • Logistics for the physical transfer of records to any purchasing company
    • Oversee the provenance chain custody and transfer of documents
    • Updating metadata: removing records from systems regardless of media type; updating metadata files
    • Maintain metrics for the physical portfolio of records and Programs to maintain physical records
  • Compliance
    • Ensure processes adhere GLP/GCP regulations and Shire policies
    • Establish standard process documents including, SOP, BBP, WI and Policies as needed

Contact Steve Ellis, Senior Specialist R&D Scientific Documentation, with your resume to apply.

Email:

steven.ellis@shire.com

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Teen Technology Specialist, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

Responsibilities for Teen Technology Specialist 

  • Assists in the development, coordination, and implementation of cutting edge programming and projects for the Teen Lab that promote digital literacy to teens.
  • Participates in teen councils and teen focus groups to elicit direct feedback from teens with regard to technology programming.
  • Together with other Teen Central staff, assists in the development of digital content for display and interactive installations in Teen Central.
  • Assists in researching and selecting software and hardware for Teen Central, and implements programs to demonstrate their use to both staff and the public.
  • Works closely with the Youth Technology Coordinator, and Youth Services Librarians at the Central Library in Copley Square to incorporate appropriate technology into programming for children and teens.
  • Assists in the training of Central Youth Services staff with new and existing technologies.
  • Covers public services desk in Teen Central as assigned.
  • Participates in outreach to teens both to inform potential users of resources at the Library, and to remotely deliver services to populations that are unable or unwilling to come to Teen Central.
  • Develops and implements technology programming at remote locations for underserved populations.
  • Develops, implements, and oversees the teen technology mentor programs.
  • Recommends and/or assists in planning changes in technology programming for teens at the Central Library. Works with appropriate Children's Library staff in planning changes in technology programming for children at the Central Library.
  • Assists with the creation and delivery of teen patron-focused services through the use of focus groups and user experience testing for the Teen Lab.
  • Provides instruction to increase teens' knowledge of technology in the Central Library. Works with appropriate Children's Library staff in providing instruction to increase children's knowledge of technology in the Central Library.
  • Keeps the Manager of Youth Services and the Central Teen Services Team Leader aware of major trends and issues in technology.
  • Performs other related and comparable duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Ability to think creatively and innovatively.
  • Ability to identify, plan and prioritize job responsibilities and tasks.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and organizational skills, including public speaking ability.
  • Ability to recognize and set priorities and to use initiative and independent decision-making skills.
  • Demonstrates flexibility and the ability to adapt to change.
  • Ability to collaborate with library staff, external partners and resources.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
  • Familiarity with graphic design, audio and video editing, and podcasting software such as Adobe Photoshop, Premier Pro, Audition and Illustrator, Final Cut Pro, and Audacity.
  • Proficiency in current trends and developments in the field of digital services, technology, user experience and online tools. Principles and practices in digital technology, user experience, mobile devices and service and testing. Computer devices and software, including desktop systems, mobile computing (including tablets, phones and other devices) and emerging technologies.
  • Willingness and ability to develop strong community relationships.
  • Willingness to assume responsibility and carry out assignments independently.
  • Ability to use current and emerging electronic and print resources.
  • Ability to work well with staff and public.

 

Education

Bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university and a master's degree in library and information science from an ALA accredited library school.  In exceptional instances, specialized education, training and/or experience may be substituted for part or all of the educational requirements. 


Experience

Two years of professional library experience including substantial experience in youth services. Knowledge of broad-based library, school, or museum programming practices, including current trends in youth services. Knowledge of digital media development software and web development tools. Knowledge of trends in print and digital library resources for teen patrons.
 

Requirements

  • Some evening and weekend hours.
  • Weekly schedule varies based on scheduled programs and events. 
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.
  • Residency - Must be a resident of the City of Boston upon the first day of hire.
  • CORI - Must successfully clear a Criminal Offenders Record Information check with the City of Boston.

 

Full/Part Time

Full Time

Salary

$52,091.42-$70,267.14

Closing Date

January 18, 2019

How to Apply

Apply for position on the City of Boston website https://city-boston.icims.com/jobs/15642/teen-technology-specialist/job?hub=8

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Assistant Professor, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ

Due to the continuous growth of the School Library Media Program in the Department of Educational Leadership and Professional Studies, William Paterson University is pleased to solicit applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor commencing fall 2019. Under the direction of the Chair of Educational Leadership and Professional Studies and the Director of the School Library Media Program, the individual will be responsible for teaching a variety of graduate courses in the School Library Media Program. Individual will work in a collaborative setting that encourages creative thinking, communication, and teamwork. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Teaching graduate level online courses in the School Library Media program.
  • Supervision of field experience
  • Collaboration with program director to support accreditation review processes.
  • Develop and maintain a scholarly research agenda.
  • Active participation in professional organizations.
  • Participation in university, college, and department service.

Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in related field (ABDs may be considered for appointment at rank of instructor, although doctorate must be received by March 1 of year following initial appointment in order to be considered for reappointment).
  • Evidence of prior scholarship or potential for scholarship and research.
  • School Librarian certification.
  • Experience working as a school librarian.
  • Expert technology skills.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Evidence of excellent oral, written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience teaching in online environment.
  • Experience developing/revising courses including student learning outcomes and assessments.

Personal attributes and traits:

  • Commitment to a high level of teaching effectiveness, to ongoing scholarship, and to academic service.
  • Commitment to high level of service to all students.
  • Commitment to educating diverse students and fostering multicultural perspectives.

William Paterson University is the third most diverse public university in New Jersey. As a longstanding member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), we have been designated by the US Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. The University offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate academic programs that range from liberal arts and sciences to pre-professional and professional programs; it enrolls nearly 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.

The Department of Educational Leadership and Professional Studies (ELPS) proudly offers graduate study for education professionals who wish to enhance their careers with advanced degrees, certifications, and endorsements. The M.Ed. in Curriculum and Learning offers the concentration in school library media.  Recognized by the American Association of School Librarians this concentration strives to develop school library media specialists who foster a love of learning and support equitable access to information for all students. 

Apply at: https://wpconnect.wpunj.edu/emps/jobs/positions2.cfm?job=30257

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Assistant Professor, Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX

College of Professional Education
Department:  School of Library and Information Studies
Title:  Assistant Professor
Job Code:  IRC 24057
Date Closed:  Review of applications begins in October 2018. Open until filled

Position:

The School of Library and Information Studies invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position. The faculty vacancy is a 9-month position with optional summer employment. The school seeks outstanding applicants to teach in library science, with specialty in the areas of school librarianship and information technology.  The school supports curricula for students in the College of Professional Education, College of Health Sciences and the College of Nursing, including a dual master's degree in Library Science and Health Studies and a minor in Library Science for doctoral students in other disciplines.

 The School of Library and Information Studies, one of four departments in the College of Professional Education, is committed to excellence in graduate education.   Currently, there are 13 FTE faculty lines. The School of Library and Information Studies at Texas Woman's University offers the oldest continuously-accredited Master's degree program in the Southwest. In addition, the School offers preparation for certification in school librarianship.  The Master's degree programs are available entirely online.

Responsibilities:

(a) Teach courses in the areas of Library Science at the master's level; (b) advise students; (c) maintain an active research agenda and publish in journals relevant to the discipline; (d) actively serve on department, college, and university committees; (e) work collaboratively with colleagues on campus and in the community; and (f) maintain regular weekly office hours at work on Denton Campus.

Required Qualifications for Assistant Professor:

(a) Earned doctorate (ABD considered) in Library and Information Studies or related discipline; (b) current teaching certification in school librarianship; (c) experience with instructional design and integrating technology into K-12 curriculum as a school librarian; (d) strong potential for excellence in using technology and teaching graduate courses online; (e) strong potential for research and scholarship; and (f) willingness to participate in service activities of the program, department, college, university, and professional community.

Information on Texas Woman's University:

Texas Woman's University occupies a notable position in higher education as the nation's largest university primarily for Women.  Established in 1901, TWU is a doctoral/research­ intensive public university which emphasizes the liberal arts and sciences as well as specialized and professional studies in business, nursing, health sciences, and education.  The College of Arts and Sciences, with over thirty percent of TWU's graduate and undergraduate population of 15,100 prepares students for success in a global world.  TWU operates three campuses: Houston, Dallas, and the main campus in Denton (population 136,000), located 35 miles north of the Dallas/Fort Worth area.  This metroplex, the nation's ninth largest urban center, has world-class museums, orchestras, opera, ballet, and theater, as well as an array of professional and collegiate sports venues. Additional information about the University is available at http://www.twu.edu.

Application Process:

Interested persons should electronically submit a letter of application, current curriculum vita, copies of transcripts, and at least three reference names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses to facultyjobs@twu.edu (email header or subject line must include the job title and Job Code - IRC 24057.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions about the position may be directed to:  Dr. Ling Hwey Jeng, SLIS Director, at LJeng@twu.edu or 940-898-2607.

Texas Woman's University strives to provide an educational environment that affirms the rights and dignity of each individual, fosters diversity, and encourages a respect for the differences among persons. Discrimination or harassment of any kind is considered inappropriate.

Texas Woman's University is committed to equal opportunity in employment and education and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, veteran's status, or against qualified disabled persons.

"All positions at Texas Woman's University are deemed security sensitive requiring background checks."

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Academic Library Fellowship, University of Missouri - Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

The Public Services Division at Miller Nichols Library is delighted to offer Fellowships to a third cohort of library science graduate students or recent graduates. We seek a creative, curious, motivated individual who is new to librarianship and looks forward to developing a leading-edge skill set in academic librarianship, teaching, and e-learning. The Fellowships are situated in the main library at a mid-sized university in the heart of Kansas City's vibrant, socially-conscious, entrepreneurial community and are a perfect place to accrue an impressive breadth and depth of experience for your resume. Fellows will receive training for all job duties including teaching at the college level, instructional pedagogy, research service, outreach and engagement, and more. Fellows will develop or be assigned to projects tailored to their individual goals within the Libraries' innovative, university-wide information literacy program as well as other areas throughout the library. Our focus is on turning good Fellows into excellent librarians--100% percent of past Fellows now hold professional level positions (read their testimonials here)!

 

Appointment:

  • Term appointment, renewable dependent upon performance for up to approximately one year post-graduation.
  • .375 - .625 FTE (15-25 hours/week depending on candidate's availability)
  • Scheduled hours are highly flexible and will be established in conjunction with Fellows; hours primarily fall between 8 and 5 weekdays
  • Pay: $13.38 per hour with support for professional development.

 

Duties:

  • As a member of the Libraries' Research Essentials Team, plans and teaches information literacy instruction sessions, primarily for general education classes. Instruction training will be provided.
  • Completes assigned projects related to developing instructional materials or managing online instructional content and technology.
  • Answers reference questions at the service desk and through chat, email and text.
  • Collaborates with Outreach & Engagement team to plan and implement workshops, orientations, tours, and events. 
  • Assists with departmental project throughout the library as needed.
  • Other library duties as assigned.

 

Required Qualifications:

● Because this is a pre-career developmental program designed for students in Library Science, you must be a current student in an ALA-accredited graduate degree program for Library and Information Science to apply. We encourage  students to apply early in their degree programs.

● Service-oriented; willingness to go above and beyond.

● Dependable, mature, flexible.

● Good oral and written communication skills; highly comfortable with public speaking.

● Self-starter.

● Thrives in a team environment.

● Demonstrably high comfort level using computer and web applications; ability to quickly learn new software and programs.

 

You are:

  • Curious, creative, and motivated; compulsively following information leads to learn and grow and solve problems. The Wikipedia click-hole is your friend.
  • Organized and communicative, capable of keeping yourself and others on track in the midst of a fast-paced academic schedule. You can't live without your organizational tool of choice.
  • At home in a team setting, comfortable relying on others for help, collaborating on a high percentage of your work, and willing to pitch in any time.
  • An autodidact. You can teach yourself to do anything. Well, almost anything. You also know your limits, when to call uncle, and when to ask for a life line.
  • Productive and goal-oriented. Getting the job done is important, doing it well is paramount.

 

We are:

  • A high-energy, fast-paced team that values experimentation, creative solutions, and genuine customer service. Student-focused.
  • Excited to learn from you, committed to teaching you, and passionate about collaboration and teamwork.
  • Hard working, fun-having, and focused on excellence. Our supply of office coffee and chocolate does not run dry.
  • All about your professional development. We'll hook you up with opportunities to present, join committees, and get involved in your future profession. Plus funding.
  • Experts at ensuring that your online personal brand is tip-top.
  • Curious about YOUR goals. Have a great idea or a new project you want to develop? Great! Lead on, cadet!
  • Mentors. We've been there, we get it, and we're going to get really invested in your success and getting you your dream job.

 

Application Instructions: 

Application materials must be submitted online at www.umkc.edu/jobs. Applicants must combine all application materials into one PDF and upload as a resume attachment. Application materials must include:

  • Personal letter of interest
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • List of LIS coursework completed
  • List of references

Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

 

Position will remain open until filled. Priority consideration will be given to applications receive by December 31, 2018.

 

For questions about how applicants apply, please call (816) 235-1621, or if you are experiencing technical problems, please call (855) 524-0002.

 

You may address your cover letter to: Dani Wellemeyer and Jess Williams. For inquiries, please contact 816-235-1531 or umkcula@umkc.edu

 

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(2) Part Time Reference Assistants, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

The Northeastern University Library welcomes applications for part time reference positions to provide weekend reference service in Snell Library. Available shifts include alternating Saturdays beginning on Saturday January 12 (dates include Saturday 1/26, Saturday 2/9, etc.), and alternating Sundays beginning on Sunday January 13 (dates include Sunday 1/27, Sunday 2/10, etc.).  Shifts are noon-5pm.  Applicants may apply to fill either or both shifts.

 

Saturday and Sunday reference shifts are scheduled from 12-5, during which reference librarians handle inquiries in person, by phone, text, and chat, and work closely with staff at the Help and Information Desk to triage questions and ensure a positive user experience. This is an exciting opportunity to gain experience working with a truly diverse and international student body at a growing Research 1 institution. Northeastern students engage with a dynamic range of academic programs and disciplines with particular strengths in STEM, computer science, and business/entrepreneurship resulting in complex inquiries that require skillful navigation of information resources and library tools/services.  

 

Qualifications: Applicants should have an MLS from an ALA-accredited program or be enrolled in an MLS program. Applicants must have experience providing reference services in an academic, health, or other research library. Preference for experience with databases and specialized resources in business/entrepreneurship and STEM fields. 

Salary: $22/hour

 

To apply: email resume and letter of interest to G. Karen Merguerian, g.merguerian@northeastern.edu. Research and Instruction Services, Snell Library.  Applications will be reviewed as they arrive.

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Call for Papers: The Third International Congress of Digital Archives

Since 2015, the International Congress of Digital Archives has emerged as the benchmark forum for the analysis, discussion and presentation of research, technological developments and proposals to preserve long-term sound and audiovisual content in digital files.

The First International Conference on Sustainable Digital Archives. Conservation and Access to the Sounds and Images of the Future, focused on reflections relating to long-term digital presevation. 

In 2017, the Second Congress had, as its central theme, Connecting Knowledge of Libraries, Archives, Museums and Galleries (BAMG) for Digital Preservation in order to motivate the generation of collaborative projects and proposals relating to BAMG collaboration, to assist with digital preservation.

In 2019, the issue to be addressed will be Shaping the Future: Artificial Intelligence and Big Data for Digital Preservation of Sound and Audiovisual Content. With this theme, we seek to promote the use of these technological tools in the creation, development, and social use of digital files in the coming decades.

We are pleased to present the Call for the Third International Congress of Digital Archives. On the following link (in Spanish) you will find complete information: http://difusion.iibi.unam.mx/CIADIII/page1.html

 

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Library Assistant, Reuben Hoar Library, Littleton, MA

The Town of Littleton seeks qualified applicants for a part-time (an average of 6 hours per week) non-benefit eligible position as a Library Assistant at the Reuben Hoar Library.  Working under direct supervision of a Senior Librarian, responsibilities include providing direct service to patrons at the circulation desk including data entry, patron assistance, and circulation delivery via the integrated library system.  Additionally, the Library Assistant is responsible for shelving library materials and provides initial directional and informational assistance to patrons.

 

Qualifications

The successful applicant will have a high school diploma or equivalent and be computer proficient.  Excellent customer service and communication skills a must.  Ability to file alphabetically and numerically.  Physical ability to regularly lift library materials weighing up to 50 pounds and push fully loaded carts of library materials.  Working knowledge of public library operations and functions helpful.  

 

Full/Part Time

Part Time

 

Education

High School Diploma

 

Salary

$18.31 - $20.21 per hour commensurate with experience

 

Closing Date

December 28, 2018

 

How to Apply

To apply, please submit resume, application, and cover letter by December 28, 2018, to hr@littletonma.org, or mail to, Human Resources Administrator, Town of Littleton, 37 Shattuck Street, Littleton, MA 01460.  The employment application can be found at www.littletonma.org, under the Human Resources Department link.  The Town of Littleton is an EOE.

 

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Library Services Representative, Backstage Library Works, Northeast U.S. - Location Negotiable

  • Backstage is hiring a library sales representative for the Northeast U.S.
  • This is a full-time, benefited, exempt position.
  • This position will remain open until filled.

SALES TERRITORY:

Representative will live in and cover a designated territory that includes the following states and provinces: New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine, Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Maritime Provinces.

Prefer candidate is located near a metropolitan area within the region. 

Job Description

Sales Representatives at Backstage are part of a dynamic sales and marketing team representing and selling Preservation Digitization and Microfilm, Cataloging, Retrospective Conversion, Reclassification, Record Upgrade, Authority Control, Data Conversion, and On-Site Services to libraries and other cultural institutions. We are currently seeking candidates for the position of Sales Representative.

Job Duties

Primary responsibilities include the following:

  • Consult with libraries, archives, and museums in protected geographic territory.
  • Develop strong personal/business relationships with potential/existing clients at all levels of the organization.
  • Follow prescribed sales procedures and close business contracts.
  • Meet annual sales quota.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • 20% out of town travel to visit potential clients and to exhibit at library conferences.
  • Follow up on conference and other leads.
  • Together with product managers and their subordinates, analyze library needs and develop high quality, cost effective solutions.
  • Coordinate efforts of Backstage departments to provide the best solution for each individual client.
  • Keep detailed and accurate records of sales activity.
  • Collaborate with other members of sales and marketing team and contribute to overall success of company.

Skills

Required:

Good time management and organizational skills are essential. Must have excellent oral/written communication ability, strong interpersonal skills, project a professional image, have a strong drive to succeed, along with a willingness/ability to travel.

Knowledge of contact relationship manager (CRM) software, MS-Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), Adobe Acrobat and other client support software.

Desired:

Minimum 4 year college degree (Business, Communications, Library Science or related); prefer MLS and experience in the library industry as a professional librarian.

Salary & Benefits

Salary for Sales Representatives is based on experience, with a range of $49,500 to $64,000 annually, plus commissions. Benefits include health, dental, vision, profit sharing and retirement program.

To Apply

Send a cover letter and resume to:

Jeff Calcagno, Sales Manager

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Library Director, Pearle L. Crawford Memorial Library, Dudley, MA

The Board of Trustees of the Pearle L. Crawford Memorial Library seeks a dynamic individual with strong leadership and interpersonal skills for the position of Library Director. Working under the direction of the Board, and under the general supervision of the Town Administrator, the Library Director will be responsible for the overall management and oversight of the Library and will work to strengthen and expand the Library's position within the community.

Our ideal candidate is an effective spokesperson for the library who will focus on creating a patron-centered environment that is inclusive for all, is knowledgeable of collections and resources, creatively plans and implements library programs, and trains and supports staff in current and emerging library technology. Our candidate demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills, and will represent the Library at meetings with Town government and community organizations.

The Library Director is responsible for overseeing all facets of library operations. These include staff selection and supervision, collection management, event programming, facility management, library financial and budget management, long-range/strategic planning, public and private grant application, and oversight and upgrade of library technology (software and hardware).

The Director will draft and recommend policy to the Board, advise the Board on library matters and provide expertise and guidance on pertinent local/state/federal legislation. The Director is committed to providing quality library service to the community based on its needs and within the limits of its available resources.

Qualifications: MLS degree from an ALA accredited program and MBLC certification. Requires a minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible professional public library experience, including at least 3 years in a supervisory capacity. Must have a high degree of motivation, initiative and resourcefulness and the ability to exercise independent judgment in problem solving and decision-making.

Salary Range: Salary is commensurate with experience and meets MLS and CLA salary guidelines.

To Apply:  Email cover letter, resume and three professional references to: personnel@dudleyma.gov

Priority will be given to qualified candidates who apply by January 11, 2019. Position open until filled.

The Town of Dudley is an EOE

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Call for Papers: The Sixth Popular Culture Conference at the College of St. Joseph

In one of the most often quoted lines by Confucius, the world-renowned philosopher and scholar encourages his disciples to: "Study the past if you would define the future." To that end, the College of St. Joseph is seeking submissions for its sixth popular culture conference, to be held April 13, 2019 in the town of Rutland, Vermont. In the spirit of its home state of Vermont--a state renowned for preserving its long, rich history and pushing the boundaries of social progressiveness with equal vigor--the conference organizers at CSJ welcome the submission of abstracts for presentations that focus on the many relationships between preservation and progress. This conference is interdisciplinary, and we welcome a variety of approaches as well as formats, including (but not limited to): individual papers, panels, or roundtable discussions. 

Presentations might address questions such as:

- What are the tensions that arise between preserving history and maintaining social progress? 

- How is the tension between past/future represented in works of literary fiction (books, graphic novels, comic books), film, and television? 

- What does current popular culture have to say about the balance between preservation and progress?

- How are these relationships/tensions explored in specific genres(children's/YA, horror, sci-fi, dystopian, etc.)? 

- How do specialty areas like graphic novels/comic books and video game culture rely on the nostalgic aspect of history in creating new cultural artifacts and narratives? 

For consideration, please submit an abstract of approx. 250 words (as well as a brief bio) to popculture@csj.edu. Presentations should be limited to 15-20 mins. Abstracts must be received by Jan. 15, 2019.

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Associate Dean, Wayne State School of Information Sciences, Detroit, MI

Wayne State University invites applications and nominations for the Associate Dean position in the School of Information Sciences (SIS). Reporting to the Dean of the School of Information Sciences and the Wayne State University Library System (ULS), this is a unique leadership opportunity for an experienced, nationally recognized leader to help grow the School and to provide oversight for its academic programs. It is also an exciting time at Wayne State University, which is Michigan's premier urban research university located in the Cultural Center and Midtown--the epicenter of Detroit's renaissance. Wayne State University has a strong urban commitment and has 29,000 full and part-time students.

The School of Information Sciences (SIS) is home to two master's degrees: a master's in Library and Information Science (LIS) that is fully accredited by the American Library Association (ALA); and a new master's in Information Management (IM). As a leader in online graduate programs in the country, the School is an exemplar of exceptional online instruction at Wayne State University. Faculty research and teaching span numerous specialties including: Health Informatics, Data Analytics, Archives, Human Computer Interaction, History of Libraries and Information, School Library Media, Public Library Services to Children and Young Adults, Data Curation and Web Architecture. The School is a member of the iSchools consortium with a large student enrollment of students from 37 states and four provinces of Canada among other countries such as Hong Kong and New Zealand. For more information about the School of Information Sciences, please visit our website at http://sis.wayne.edu.

Along with the Dean of ULS and the SIS faculty, the successful candidate will lead the School as we build on existing strengths and create an exciting, sustainable vision for the School's degree programs. The Associate Dean will influence library leadership as a member of the Dean's Leadership Council, build strong working relationships with campus departments, facilitate new collaborations, expand joint programs with other colleges, and develop entrepreneurial ideas that support services which benefit both units as well as the university.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Associate Dean oversees the management of the School, guides its strategic planning; seeks to enhance and manage its resources; provides leadership in outreach efforts; provides student services; fosters excellence in teaching and research; encourages interdisciplinary activities; and teaches one class per year in either fall or winter semesters. As part of overseeing the School's annual budget, the Associate Dean will operate under a new budget model termed responsibility centered management (RCM). The Associate Dean will pursue and encourage innovative use of technology in teaching and learning, increase campus-wide support for online teaching.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Based on the expected future directions for the School, the new Associate Dean should have:

  • Earned doctorate and extensive record of scholarly achievement in LIS/IS or a related field;
  • Demonstrated success in grant writing and generating research funding;
  • Evidence of excellent teaching skills; significant involvement in graduate education with qualifications for tenure at the rank of full or associate professor;
  • Recent administrative experience in an information school, library or information organization, preferably at a university level;
  • Demonstrated commitment to shared governance;
  • Ability to advance the School through fundraising;
  • Knowledge of higher education trends;
  • An appreciation for the service role of an urban institution;
  • Experience teaching in an online environment;
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity and diversifying the faculty and the student body within the information professions;
  • Have demonstrated innovative thinking and creative ways to generate resources to support vision implementation through entrepreneurship and;
  • Have demonstrated outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, working in teams, and ability to work across organizational boundaries to achieve goals.


DESIRED knowledge and skills include:

  • Experience working in an urban environment or university and commitment to urban libraries;
  • Demonstrated commitment to shared governance;
  • Have demonstrated success at mentoring and promoting faculty;
  • Demonstrated success in working with alumni and donors to enhance programs and funding; and;
  • Demonstrated success working with student affairs and administrative services offices in the University.

THE CAMPUS AND UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES:

Wayne State University is located in the heart of Detroit's Cultural Center, the home of renowned museums, galleries and theaters, most within walking distance. The WSU main campus encompasses 203 acres of beautifully landscaped walkways and gathering spots, linking 100 education and research buildings. The University Library System includes Public Services, Shiffman Medical Library, Arthur Neef Law Library, Library Computing & Media Services, Office for Teaching & Learning, Collections & Scholarly Communications, UGE 1000, School of Information Science, Detroit Area Library Network (DALNET) and Library Administrative Services. For more information, please visit:http://www.lib.wayne.edu/

SALARY AND BENEFITS:

Salary and rank to be determined commensurately with qualifications and experience. The university offers an array of outstanding benefits including dental and health care plan options, TIAA-CREF or Fidelity, tuition assistance for employees and family, relocation assistance and liberal vacation allowance.

APPLICATION:

Review of applications will begin on Jan 15, 2019 and close Feb 1, 2019. Wayne State University's ON-LINE HIRING SYSTEM is where the application will need to be submitted including a complete resume or CV, letter of interest, and contact information for at least three professional references. This ad will be updated shortly with the position number that can be accessed at http://jobs.wayne.edu. Please direct questions about the position to the chair of the SIS Associate Dean Search Committee, Dr. Kafi Kumasi at ak4901@wayne.edu.

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION are woven into our mission and our strategic plan. We value all people and understand that their unique experiences, talents and perspectives make us a stronger organization and better individuals. We strive to make this campus a welcoming and inclusive environment for everyone. Wayne State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

OUR MISSION: We will create and advance knowledge, prepare a diverse student body to thrive, and positively impact local and global communities.
OUR VISION: We will be a pre-eminent, public, urban research university known for academic and research excellence, success across a diverse student body, and meaningful engagement in its urban community.

OUR VALUES: While our vision and mission show where we want to go, our values guide us on the way. They cut across organizational boundaries, bind us culturally, and permeate our strategic and tactical initiatives. They are the defining traits of the Wayne State community.

COLLABORATION: When we work together, drawing upon various talents and perspectives, we achieve better results.
INTEGRITY: We keep our word, live up to our commitments and are accountable to ourselves and each other.

INNOVATION: We are unafraid to try new things and learn by both failure and success.
EXCELLENCE: We strive for the highest quality outcomes in everything we do.

Learn more about what defines Wayne State and explore our 2016-21 strategic plan, Distinctively Wayne State University (https://strategicplan.wayne.edu/download/strategic-plan.pdf).

As an urban research university celebrating 150 years in the heart of Detroit, WSU is one of the three major research universities that make up the Michigan University Research Corridor. Among these research institutions, WSU is the most diverse campus and the only one with Carnegie Foundation designation for both research intensiveness and community engagement. Just finishing a successful capital campaign, Wayne State is poised for growth and influence and becoming even more integral to the overall economy in Southeast Michigan.

WSU is located two miles north of downtown in Detroit's Midtown cultural center; with easy access to the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Detroit Symphony, the Detroit Opera House, numerous museums, and professional basketball, baseball, football and hockey venues. Wayne State is also within two miles of Canadian border crossings to Windsor, Ontario. For more information, visit https://wayne.edu/about/detroit.

Full position details below and at: http://sis.wayne.edu/assoc-dean-search.php

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Web Services and eResources Librarian, Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, CA

Position Title: Librarian (Web Services and eResources)

Posting Date: 10/18/2018

Application Deadline: 1/14/2019

Open Until Filled: No

Job Category: Tenure Track Faculty

Position Type: Tenure Track Faculty 

Salary Schedule: 

The current salary schedule range for an entering tenure-track faculty member is $60,856-$95,406, plus an earned doctoral bonus of $3,042.80. Depending on the entry step, the faculty member advances one step each year and has the potential to reach the current maximum step of $121,454, depending on the educational level attained. Starting salary is commensurate with academic preparation and full-time related, paid experience. In addition to salary, each full-time employee participates in a "cafeteria style" health and welfare benefits program.

Driving Required: Yes 

Department: Library 

Essential Functions of Position:

Anticipated start date Fall 2019, a full-time, tenure-track Librarian position will be available in the Santa Barbara City College Luria Library. We are seeking applicants who can participate in a team environment dedicated to excellent customer service, culturally responsive librarianship that understands the racial, gender, socioeconomic, academic, and cultural diversity within our community college student population; and those who have a commitment to our overall student success. Our emphasis on creativity, collaboration, and using technology makes this a dynamic workplace.

Web Services and eResources Librarian will work collaboratively to support current and emerging technologies for the library. The Librarian will have primary responsibility for managing and coordinating the library's online presence, library website, and web services. The Librarian will manage library electronic resources, including collaborating on selection, establishing and maintaining access, and promoting and evaluating usage.

Other major responsibilities include providing reference services, both face-to-face and online, instructing students and faculty in the use of library resources, and teaching information competency workshops based on the ACRL Framework. In our teaching, we seek to use culturally-responsive pedagogical techniques and effective practices for engaging Black, Latinx, and other students who are historically underrepresented and underserved in many academic libraries. Responsibilities also include full participation in departmental responsibilities and college service (such as committee assignments, co-curricular activities).

Additional responsibilities for this position available at: http://www.sbcc.edu/boardoftrustees/files/policies/chapter_7_ap/AP%207210%20Academic%20Employees.pdf

Minimum Qualifications: 

Candidates must possess the minimum qualifications for the discipline as approved by the California Community Colleges Board of Governors and defined in the Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in California Community Colleges handbook.

1. Master's in library science, library and information science. OR 
2. Combination of education and other accomplishments that is equivalent to the above. (If claiming equivalency, attach a separate statement that presents the basis for this claim and submit supporting evidence, e.g., transcripts, publications, and other work products.); OR 
3. Possession of a lifetime California Community College Librarian Credential.
4. Evidence of a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, culture, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff.

If the title of your degree as stated on your transcripts does not exactly match one of the degree titles listed in the minimum qualifications, you must complete an equivalency statement and attach it in the "Equivalency field" under the documents needed to apply. Degree titles that are not an exact match will not be considered outside of the equivalency process.

Required Licenses or Certifications: N/A

Desirable Qualifications: 

In your cover letter, please address each of the desirable qualifications.

• Knowledge of emerging library technologies and web services.

• Demonstrated skill in using a variety of devices, including mobile platforms, and Window and Mac platforms for multiple applications.

• Experience using web development tools; ability to design and manage websites, conduct usability studies, adhere to web accessibility standards, and create web pages which use responsive design principles.

• Experience creating and maintaining blogs, videos, screencasts, and audio podcasts, and/or other web technologies.

• Experience managing library electronic resources, including: arranging product trials and making selection recommendations; working with vendors, link resolvers, proxy servers, and service configurations to set up and maintain access; and compiling usage statistics.

• Professional library experience, preferably an academic library.

• Experience in working with students or patrons from diverse cultural, ethnic, socioeconomic, academic, and disability backgrounds, with a wide variance of information-seeking skills and technological competence.

• Willingness to engage in reflective practice and improvement of one's instructional, relational, and library practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized students.

• Experience teaching library research and information literacy in face-to-face and/or online environments, and familiarity with the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy.

• Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.

• Ability to adapt to rapidly changing environment and collaborate with multiple and varying departmental units across the community college campus.

• Demonstrated knowledge of the implications of the Hispanic-Serving designation for institutional, departmental, and instructional practices.

Salary and Benefits: 

The current salary schedule range for an entering tenure-track faculty member is $60,856-$95,406, plus an earned doctoral bonus of $3,042.80. Depending on the entry step, the faculty member advances one step each year and has the potential to reach the current maximum step of $121,454, depending on the educational level attained. Starting salary is commensurate with academic preparation and full-time related, paid experience. In addition to salary, each full-time employee participates in a "cafeteria style" health and welfare benefits program.

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Collections Move Coordinator (Term Position), The Bostonian Society, Boston, MA

January - April 2019

40 hours a week M-F (occasional early morning and evening work required)

 

Position Overview:

The Collections Move Coordinator will serve as the main point of contact at The Bostonian Society on a project to move a 6,200 object collection to a new storage facility. The collection is diverse in its holdings and spans the 17th through 21st centuries. The Coordinator will work closely with a collections consultant and movers to oversee collections documentation, packing, moving, and delivery to new facility. The Coordinator will also manage updating the collections database through the move process.  This position reports to the Director of Education and Exhibitions.

 

Principle Responsibilities:

  • Provide proper care and handling of museum objects
  • Oversee the work of the consultants executing the move
  • Coordinate with Society staff to successfully pack and move the collection out of its current storage spaces.
  • Manage the resources needed to complete the move including supplies, staff, and project budget
  • Ensure proper updating of the collections management database throughout the move process

 

Qualifications:

 

Education and Work Experience

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Museum Studies or related field
  • Experience in collections care and management within a museum, library or archives setting.
  • Experience using collections management systems/databases (Re:Discovery a plus)

 

Skills and Abilities

  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Attention to detail
  • Valid driver's license

 

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The successful candidate must be able to:

  • lift and move items up to 40 pounds
  • climb stairs, ladders, and stools
  • stand for sustained periods of time
  • work in climate controlled storage spaces meant for collections preservation

 

About the Bostonian Society

The Bostonian Society is dedicated to explaining, studying, and preserving Boston's uniquely important history, embodied in materials, records, and structures such as the Old State House, and in sharing an understanding of the revolutionary ideas born here.

 

To Apply:  Send a letter of interest and resume to Kathy Mulvaney at kathy@bostonhistory.org.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis in order to facilitate hiring.

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(3) Tenure-Track Faculty Positions, Simmons School of Library and Information Science, Boston, MA

Simmons University's School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) seeks outstanding scholars and teachers to fill three tenure-track faculty positions to start in Fall 2019. Simmons SLIS prepares students for inspired service, advocacy, and leadership in library and information science, archives, school libraries, and children's services. Simmons SLIS is dedicated to hiring faculty that will enhance diversity through their research, teaching, and service. We value candidates who bring a variety of backgrounds and experiences to our community in order to develop principles of equity, inclusion, and social justice in our students and to fully prepare our graduates to work effectively in the global environment.

Located in Boston's historic Fenway area, Simmons University is a small, private, non-sectarian university that has educated students for enriching careers and purposeful lives since 1899. Today, Simmons serves nearly 2,000 students in a women-centered undergraduate program and nearly 5,000 students in coeducational graduate programs. Simmons recently achieved university designation and embarked on an academic redesign to create four interdisciplinary colleges, including the College of Organizational, Computational, and Information Sciences, of which SLIS is the largest division. Working at Simmons means joining a collaborative, diverse, mission-driven community of educators and professionals. The School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) is one of the oldest programs at Simmons University, having opened in 1902. Today, the MS in Library and Information Science has over 700 students on two campuses and online, and additional students in our PhD program. The MS degree program is a top-ranked program in U.S. News & World Reports. Graduates of our program hail from every state in the United States and over 80 countries.

The successful candidates will join a faculty with a strong commitment to students' success and with diverse research interests. The SLIS vision "imagines an interconnected world with a diverse and engaged citizenry empowered by information, cultural heritage, and technology; in which the information disciplines and creativity improve lives; and where literature, knowledge, and collective wisdom are preserved and celebrated." All qualified candidates are invited to apply, and we are particularly seeking applications from candidates with experience or research interests in one or more of the following areas:

  • Archives Appraisal, Management, Outreach and Advocacy
  • Digital Curation and Preservation
  • Information Organization & Retrieval
  • Information Policy
  • Library Management and Leadership
  • User Experience and Human Computer Interaction
    • User Services

Candidates will be expected to teach, conduct research, contribute to curriculum development, and provide service to the School, the University, and the information professions. Experience in designing and delivering online courses is highly desirable. Opportunities to teach include undergraduate, master's, and doctoral level courses face-to-face in Boston and at the SLIS West program at the Mount Holyoke College campus in South Hadley, Massachusetts, as well as online.

Requirements: Applicants must hold or expect to complete a doctoral degree in library and information science, information studies, or an appropriately related field, ideally by August 2019. We seek colleagues who can demonstrate excellence in teaching, have a viable research agenda, and show the potential for leadership in scholarship and professional service.

Instructions to Applicants: Please submit the following required documents: cover letter, C.V., statement of teaching philosophy, letter outlining research interests and experience, and names and contact information for three references.

Please visit our career site to apply:  http://tinyurl.com/simmons-SLISpositions

Consideration of applications will begin January 15, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.

For further information, please contact the Faculty Search Committee Chair, Dr. Lisa Hussey at lisa.hussey2@simmons.edu.

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Research Director of the Center for Children's Books, The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, School of Information Sciences, invites nominations and applications for the position of Research Director of the Center for Children's Books. The School of Information Sciences at Illinois is an international leader in graduate education, and is home to world-class faculty, top-tier research, and a Master of Science in Library and Information Science program that is consistently ranked highly by U.S. News & World Report. Its mission is to lead the way in understanding the use of information in science, culture, society, commerce, and the diverse activities of our daily lives--and in doing so, change the world.

 

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University's commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu

 

The Center for Children's Books (CCB) at the School of Information Sciences supports critical inquiry, professional training, and educational outreach related to youth-focused literature, resources, and librarianship. The Center's mission is to facilitate the creation and dissemination of exemplary and progressive research and scholarship related to all aspects of children's and young adult literature; media and resources for young (age 0-18) audiences; youth experience and information use; and youth services librarianship. Formed in 1945 along with its affiliate unit, the journal The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, the Center has established an important role in the iSchool as the leader and supporter of youth-focused research, the host of scholar- and practitioner-focused events, and the home of a 16,000-volume special collection of youth literature.

 

The CCB seeks a Director with broad intellectual insights, top-tier scholarly credentials and accomplishments, and the leadership and managerial capacity to actualize a bold vision for its future. Reporting to the Associate Dean for Research, and in coordination with the faculty, the School Librarian Program coordinator, and the Editor of the Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, the Director will have responsibility for the strategic, programmatic, financial, fundraising, and management operations that support the mission and vision of the CCB and its role within the School of Information Sciences. Outstanding candidates will demonstrate strong commitment and experience in the education of youth and those who work with youth.

 

Candidates should hold a PhD in library and information science, children's literature, or a related discipline, and have a distinguished record of teaching, research, and service that would warrant a tenured appointment at the rank of associate professor or full professor in the School.

 

The Director will:

  •  Define and execute a strategic vision for the future by articulating the distinctive needs and opportunities of the CCB;
  • Attract external funding from federal agencies, corporations, foundations, and interested donors to support the Center's mission and develop relevant partnerships; and,
  • Identify and realize emerging opportunities for new research, programs, and multidisciplinary initiatives that leverage the excellence of the Center and the breadth and strength of the School's interdisciplinary culture.

 

The next Director is expected to bring:

 The intellectual leadership and curiosity to direct a robust research program;

  • An appreciation of the Center's history and its potential for the future;
  • An understanding of the connections between youth-focused research and professional practice;
  • An approach that sees youth as agents and creators in their own right and partners in research;
  • A boundary-crossing approach to youth experience that spans various disciplines, print and digital media, and physical and virtual spaces;
  • Outstanding communication skills and strong interpersonal skills;
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion;
  • A record of successful grant writing and/or fundraising;
  • An international-level reputation for scholarship and presentations in the field; and
  • Excellence in teaching.

 

Experience with the following is preferred:

  • Management of grant-funded projects;
  • Professional work with youth as a researcher and/or a practitioner;
  • Knowledge of and appreciation for diverse, historical, and contemporary children's literature;
  • Work with diverse communities;
  • Supervision of student and professional staff.

 

This is a full-time, 9-month appointment starting in the fall of 2019; salary will be commensurate with experience.

 

The iSchool's academic programs include the top-ranked Master of Science in Library and Information Science and one of the fastest growing programs at the University, the Master of Science in Information Management. In addition, the School offers a Doctor of Philosophy in Library and Information Science, the oldest program of its kind in the nation, an MS in Bioinformatics, a Certificate of Advanced Study, a Certificate of Advanced Study in Digital Libraries, and School Librarian Licensure Program. Plans for an undergraduate degree in information sciences are underway.

 

As a longstanding innovator in online education, the iSchool offers many programs for students who study from a distance. The total enrollment consists of more than 690 master's students and nearly 50 doctoral students--including 195 international students--who learn with enthusiasm and contribute to the dynamic intellectual life of the School.

 

For more information, please visit http://ischool.illinois.edu/.

 

The university strongly encourages applications from individuals traditionally underrepresented in academia. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, applications should be received by November 2, 2018. Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae, a letter of interest that addresses the candidate's vision for the CCB, as well as the applicant's motivation to apply, and a list of three professional references, including contact information. 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 at 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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Call for Papers: CFP 47th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science/L'Association canadienne des sciences de l'information

The movement of information across borders is of particular interest to information studies, both as this movement occurs through our own scholarly work and as a key phenomenon of information in the world. Focusing on information as action, as becoming informed, we draw attention to how data, facts, misinformation, perspective, or stories circulate in society. How do contemporary modes of communication enable or distort the transmission of information? How does information generated through lived experiences among one group of people leave that context and become meaningful to

people in another?

We see information flow and exchange as key elements of the Congress 2019 theme of "Circles of Conversation." CAIS/ACSI 2019 seeks to feature work that explores information in the context of dialogue, conversation, and exchange. We are particularly interested in work that shows the effect of information studies outside the academy or work that connects with knowledge and voices from outside the academy.

We invite papers and proposals representing diverse themes and methods related (but not limited) to the above theme. Consider the following topics:
• outreach
• conversation health & moderation
• relationship-building
• impact of initiatives outside the library/academy
• impact of the outside world within the library/academy
• knowledge translation
• decolonization and Indigenization
• challenge to established authority


Types of proposals

CAIS/ACSI welcomes proposals reporting on empirical, theoretical, and practice-based research. Proposals may be submitted in English or French. CAIS/ACSI will have overlapping dates with several related conference associations such as CAPAL/ACBAP. If you wish to propose a paper or panel for a shared session, please contact the conference organizers as you prepare your submission.

Papers: 20-minute oral presentations of completed or well-developed projects on topics suitable for publication in scholarly journals. Proposals reporting on completed or ongoing research will be given preference. Diverse and innovative perspectives (theoretical and applied) and methodologies are welcome. Proposals should be in the form of an extended abstract (approximately 1000-1500 words excluding references). Please use this template: CAIS-ACSI-2019-Abstract-Template.

Panels: One-hour oral presentations from three or more authors on emerging domains, trends, or contrasting viewpoints. Panels are an opportunity to engage in discussion of shared concerns including those not available in completed research or yet adequately recognized. We recommend three to five panelists plus a moderator and there will be an opportunity to modify the list of panelists after acceptance. Proposals should be in the form of an extended abstract (approximately 1000-1500 words excluding references), that identifies the topic to be discussed, provides an overview of the structure of the panel, and includes relevant qualifications and contributions of each participating panelist. Please use this template: CAIS-ACSI-2019-Abstract-Template.

Student-to-CAIS/ACSI and Best Paper by a Practitioner Awards: Paper proposals by graduate students and practitioners will be considered for these awards. The Student-to-CAIS/ACSI award includes a monetary prize. Both awardees will have the opportunity to publish the full manuscript in the Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science / La Revue Canadienne des Sciences de L'information et de Bibliothéconomie. In order to be considered for these awards, please indicate if you are a student or practitioner in your proposal. Winners will be selected based on their extended abstracts. Details of the award, including previous winners, can be found at the CAIS/ACSI website at www.cais-acsi.ca.

Proposals will be evaluated on theory/methodology, clarity, impact/originality, and overall quality. Proposals will be received and reviewed using the EasyChair system:https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=caisacsi2019.


Doctoral Forum: We are pleased to invite students to the third annual Doctoral Forum. The Forum's goal is to provide students with an opportunity to present and discuss their research project, get feedback from senior researchers, and make connections with other doctoral students. Students at any stage of their doctoral program are invited to submit to the Forum.

Submission: 250-500 word abstract describing your research project.

Please be prepared to present on an aspect of your research for 5-10 minutes, which will be followed by discussion. More details will be provided upon acceptance.

To participate, please fill out the following submission form: https://goo.gl/forms/rD3Gb6k7knYYfWuk2.


The submission deadline for all proposals is January 22, 2019.


Authors will be notified no later than March 4, 2019. All presenters must register for the conference. Abstracts will be published on the CAIS/ACSI website once registration has taken place. Final versions must be submitted no later than April 30, 2019. Authors are also encouraged to submit full papers to the Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science / La revue canadienne des sciences de l'information et de bibliothéconomie.


Registration: The conference will take place June 3-5, 2019, as part of the 2019 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC (June 1-7, 2019). Registration will be available online through the Congress website (http://congress2019.ca/register). Congress 2019 will offer childcare options and family-friendly activities.


For further information, please contact the CAIS/ACSI 2019 Conference Co-chairs.

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IDEAS Evening Coordinator, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

The Information Delivery & Access Services Department supports Northeastern University by cultivating a welcoming environment that supports teaching, learning, and research. IDEAS Associates provide high-quality customer service focused on helping library users navigate and access Northeastern's physical and digital library resources and services.

Under the supervision of the Evening/Weekend Access Services Librarian, the IDEAS Evening Associate works with fellow staff and student workers to maintain the physical building, including the stacks, study areas, and other spaces, and develop expertise in troubleshooting the building's alarm systems. S/he provides direct service at the Help & Information Desk, and contributes to the circulation, access and privileges, reserves, resource sharing, and collections maintenance operations of the department.

 

Hours for this position are Monday - Thursday 4pm - Midnight; Friday 1pm - 9pm. May change based on service hours and holidays.

Associate's Degree required/Bachelor's Degree preferred and 1-2 years of library or relevant customer service experience required. Previous supervisory experience preferred. Creative, service-oriented problem solver. Excellent interpersonal communication skills. Must be able to work collaboratively with a large and diverse population of Northeastern faculty, staff, and students. Must demonstrate ability to make decisions using sound judgment. Must foster and maintain a very high standard of excellent customer service.

 

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate knowledge of the library's extensive collection of electronic and physical resources, its spaces, and services, in order to assist users in getting started with their research. IDEAS Staff must be aware of all library policies and procedures in order to answer users' questions, resolve any problems, or make referrals to library subject experts as appropriate. IDEAS staff must be culturally competent and skilled at interacting with a large international student population and be comfortable providing accommodations for library users who may have a disability.

To view this position, please click on the following link: 

https://neu.peopleadmin.com/postings/58804

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Research Librarian, Congressional Research Service, Washington, DC

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks a Research Librarian for the Government & Finance Division (G&F).

This position will provide research and library services to CRS colleagues and congressional clients in areas covered by G&F, such as appropriations, budgeting, Congress, cybersecurity, economic policy, elections, emergency management, executive and judicial branch oversight, financial services, legislative process, and public finance.

Research Librarians work individually and as part of a team to provide research and library services across the full range of policy areas covered by the division and author products used each year by thousands of congressional clients on topics that include appointments/nominations, appropriations status tracking, federal awards tracking, federal disaster assistance programs, federal employees, grants work in a congressional office, and various types of congressional and legislative information.

Open: 12/06/2018 - 1/03/2019

Salary: $68,036 to $88,450 per year

CRS is fully committed to workforce diversity. Interested applicants must apply online https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/518711800.

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Master's Course in International Librarianship - Summer 2019

International Librarianship - with optional study abroad in Costa Rica - Summer 2019 - ONLINE

Session I (J): Tuesday, May 28 - Friday, July 5, 2019 (6 weeks)

Instructor: Mr. Chris Hollister

This 3-credit course, offered by the Department of Library and Information Studies at the University at Buffalo, SUNY, will be taught online. The course will provide students with a broad and comparative understanding of international libraries and their practices in public, community, school, academic, and special libraries in non-North American settings. The course will also feature an optional experiential learning opportunity for students to travel to and explore libraries in non-North American countries; details and international travel destinations will vary by semester. In summer 2019, the travel destination is Costa Rica. Travel dates are July 13 - July 20, 2019. The expected cost to participate in this travel opportunity will be $2,400, which includes all lodging, breakfasts, and lunches; select dinners; airport pickup and drop-off (San Jose, airport code SJO); Institute for Central American Development Studies (ICADS) coordination, logistics, translating, and accompaniment; use of ICADS facilities; honorariums for lectures and site visits; and all in-country transportation.  

 

Course content will introduce students to the state of libraries and librarianship in local and regional contexts, and the influences of social, cultural, political, and economic factors. Emphasis will be given to the informational, educational, and recreational needs and interests of the diversity of library users and communities in different areas of the world. The course will also illuminate the impact of technology on internationalization and the free flow of information, and the emerging role of international information agencies.

 

  • Registration for LIS 503 will open in March, 2019.
  • Registration for the optional experiential learning trip to Costa Rica will open in January, 2019. Please email Chris Hollister (cvh2@buffalo.edu) to request that link.
  • Taking the LIS 503 course is not required to participate in the experiential learning trip to Costa Rica. However, the trip is limited to 10 students, and priority will be given to those who take the course.

 

For more information, please contact Chris Hollister (cvh2@buffalo.edu).

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Library Paraprofessional, Oyster River High School, Durham, NH

Oyster River High School has an immediate opening for a Library Paraprofessional. This person will oversee the daily operations of the library, including, but not limited to; circulation, cataloging and shelving of materials, supervision of student behavior, assisting with searches, and maintaining a welcoming and productive environment. Candidates must have the necessary interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively and collaboratively with students and staff. They must also have a willingness to learn new technologies and to assist others in using them effectively.

Benefits will be offered with this full-time position. 

The deadline for submission of materials is Friday, December 21, 2018.

 To apply for this position please go to www.Applitrack.com/orcsd/onlineappusing the "external" candidate option.

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Call for Papers: AMCIS 2019 HRI Mini-Track

We kindly invite you to submit your manuscripts to the AMCIS 2019 Mini-track, Human-Robot Interactions in Information Systems. The track is under the Cognitive Research in IS. The AMCIS 2019 conference will take place in Cancún, México, between 15th and 17th of August 2019.

HRI in IS Mini-track Description:

This mini-track aims to enhance our understanding of human robot interactions an emerging area in Information Systems. This mini-track seeks to solicit submissions from a range of topics pertaining to the cognitive and behavioral aspects of interactions with robots and artificial intelligence (AI) and their corresponding outcomes. This includes empirical studies and conceptual frameworks which seek to theoretically advance our knowledge of the topic.

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

• Promoting the performance of individuals, teams, and organizations working with robots

Adoption and appropriation of robots

• Empirical studies examining cognitive, psychological, emotional, and social aspects of human-robot collaboration

• Theoretical frameworks for human-robot interaction

• Case studies of human-robot interaction

• Design implications for robots in the workplace and home

• Work practices which focused on human-robot collaboration

• New methodological approaches to studying human-robot interactions

Example Papers:

• Admoni, H. and Scassellati, B. (2017). Social Eye Gaze in Human-Robot Interaction: A Review. Journal of Human-Robot Interaction, 6(1), pp.25-63. http://humanrobotinteraction.org/journal/index.php/HRI/article/view/273.

• You, S. and Robert, L. P. (2018). Emotional Attachment, Performance, and Viability in Teams Collaborating with Embodied Physical Action (EPA) Robots, Journal of the Association for Information Systems (JAIS). https://aisel.aisnet.org/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1810&context=jais

• You, S., Ye, T., Robert, L. P. (2017). Team Potency and Ethnic Diversity in Robot-Supported Dyadic Teams, Proceedings of the 38th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2017), Dec 10-13, Seoul, Korea (pdf). https://aisel.aisnet.org/icis2017/HumanBehavior/Presentations/3/

• Wagner, A.R. (2015). Robots that stereotype: creating and using categories of people for human-robot interaction. Journal of Human-Robot Interaction, 4(2), pp.97-124. http://humanrobotinteraction.org/journal/index.php/HRI/article/view/148.

Timeline and Submission Details:

• January 2019: System opens for general paper submissions

• March 1, 2019: Deadline for paper submissions (10:00am PST)

We look forward to receiving your best works for the mini-track. Feel free to contact us in case of any questions.

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PT Library Assistant, Pelham, NH

The Pelham Town Library seeks an enthusiastic, flexible, customer service oriented person to join our staff as a part-time Library Assistant. 


Description: This position primarily works at the circulation desk charging out and checking in materials, taking reserves and requests from patrons, issuing borrower cards, shelving books, helping patrons locate materials, as well as reserving and handling museum passes.  

This position is for 20 hours per week, including 1 evening per week and weekends in rotation with opportunities to sub for others.


Qualifications: A college degree or equivalent combination of education and experience demonstrating the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities in library operations is required. Library experience preferred. Excellent customer service attitude towards patrons of all ages is essential and proficiency using a computer is necessary. Must be able to push or pull carts, do a moderate amount of bending, squatting, lifting (up to 40 lbs.), stretching and standing for extended periods of time.


Compensation:  $14.00 to $16/ hour depending on qualifications.

Applications accepted until position filled.


To apply, email resumé and letter of interest to:
Director Rita Gavelis, rgavelis@pelhamweb.com

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Helen Fellowship, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY

The BridgeUP: STEM program at the AMNH is excited to announce that the application for the Helen Fellowship is now open.  This fellowship is a one-year residency for post-baccalaureate women to devote time immersed in computational scientific research and educational outreach at the AMNH.  This fellowship is an initiative at the AMNH dedicated to increasing the diversity of the talent pipeline by providing underrepresented students access to the skills and tools required for the 21st Century.

 

To learn more about the fellowship and the application process, visit https://www.amnh.org/learn-teach/higher-education/helen-fellowship.

 A colorful PDF flyer can be downloaded at this website.                                                    

 

Who is eligible to apply?

The fellowship is intended for recent college graduates with a conferred bachelor's or master's degree in computer science, natural sciences, applied mathematics, computational science, or other relevant majors prior to the fellowship start date in September.

 

What are the benefits?

Fellows will receive an annual salary of $70,000 plus generous benefits.  Funding is also available for research, travel and equipment expenses.

 

How do I apply?

The online application is now open and is due by January 20, 2019.  To learn more about application requirements, visit https://www.amnh.org/learn-teach/higher-education/helen-fellowship.

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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 **

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.

Position #1: Library Associate - PERS Eligible

Location: Oak Harbor
Pay Range: $24.12 - $33.05 Hourly
Hours per week: 40
Job Requisition: 14964

Closing Date: December 24, 2018

Sno-Isle Libraries is recruiting for a full-time Library Associate position at the Oak Harbor 
community library. The position provides information services, instruction, technical skills, reader's advisory, and programming services for library customers. 

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. 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.

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

Position #2: Library Associate - PERS Eligible

Location: Lakewood/Smokey Point
Pay Range: $24.12 - $33.05 Hourly
Hours per week: 40
Job Requisition: 14900

Closing Date: December 16, 2018

Sno-Isle Libraries is recruiting for a full-time Library Associate position at the Lakewood/Smokey 
Point community library. 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. 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.

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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Library Assistant, Boston Arts Academy, Boston, MA

Seeking a library assistant to work 10 hours per week to assist in the Boston Arts Academy High School Library. Hours available are from 11:30am - 4:30pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays. 

 

Tasks include shelving, processing new books, assisting students with homework, computers, printing, facilitating circulation, and other technology maintenance and troublshooting. Other duties as assigned. Great for individuals seeking experience in school library setting and who aren't shy about interacting directly with students. We are a small library, and everyone does a bit of everything, so it's an exciting opportunity to get experience in all parts of how a library works.

 

Areas of special interest include but not limited to:

-      Teen Services

-      Teen Arts Education

-      Dance

-      Music

-      Visual Arts 

-      Theater

-      Fashion Technology

-      Youth and Technology

 

Pay: $16/hr

 

Qualifications:

*Current student in a masters program for Library and Information Science. Ideally, you have taken coursework relating to serving teen populations.

*Experience in customer service roles and/or working with teen populations in any capacity

*Knowledge of Young Adult literature and trends

 

About our school:

Boston Arts Academy is the academic-blind arts high school for the city of Boston, serving grades 9-12. We are located in Dorchester, just across from the Fields Corner T stop on the Red Line. Please learn more about our school by visiting bostonartsacademy.org, and learn more about the library by visiting bostonartsacademylibrary.blogspot.com.

 

Email cover letter and resume, as well as any questions to Rose Marz, Library Director at rmarz@bostonartsacademy.orgbefore 12/28/18 to be considered for the position.

 

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Emerging Technologies & Systems Librarian, Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA

~ Deadline extended to December 16th

Department Summary:           

Bridgewater State University's Library Services is located in the Clement C. Maxwell Library and is open an average of 94 hours each week during the academic year. It is a busy, dynamic place with classrooms, academic and administrative offices throughout the building. The library serves all BSU students, faculty, staff, and researchers from across the country and world. Library Services is dedicated to meeting the needs of its communities, to updating its service models as pedagogies and librarianship evolve, to renewing the knowledge and skills of librarians and staff as practices change, to deploying new technologies to improve interactions with library users and to enhance user experiences.

 

Essential Duties           :

Library Services seeks an innovative, creative and service-oriented professional for the position of Emerging Technologies & Systems Librarian. This is a tenure-track librarian position reporting to the Director of Library Services. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with others to identify, develop, deploy, and manage new and existing technologies (hardware, software, virtual and cloud-based) to support library services, teaching and learning, and research.

 

This position:

  • Administers and maintains the integrated library system (currently Koha), electronic resources access, and discovery platforms. Troubleshoots issues that may arise with these tools.
  • Provides technical expertise, day-to-day administration, and broad support for traditional and emerging library hardware and software solutions and standards, including but not limited to IoT and SaaS. 
  • Manages library systems and platforms and their performances, often in conjunction with the university's IT division. Serves as liaison between Library Services and Information Technology. 
  • Serves as point of contact to library systems and emerging technology vendors. 
  • Administers Springshare platform and tools, including library website, in collaboration with the Digital Services Librarian. 
  • Adapts and/or adopts technologies in support of evolving library reference, instruction, and access services models. 
  • Works collaboratively with others, both within the library and across campus, on systems-related, technology-related, and digitally-based services and projects.
  • Provides written reports, assessments, analyses, and documentation as needed and upon request.
  • Understands, reports, and responds to library systems-related needs across library units.
  • Advises, trains, and teaches staff, faculty, and students in new library technologies.
  • Provides library systems support to library colleagues.
  • Serves as liaison to academic departments.
  • Participates in library and campus committees as appropriate.
  • Participates in responsibilities for library policy decisions and project planning through committee and work group assignments.
  • Contributes to the profession and maintains professional knowledge through participation in appropriate state, regional and national library (and related) organizations.
  • Stays current with developments in library and educational technologies; stays current with developments in librarianship and higher education generally.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution. 
  • Relevant experience in an academic, large public, or special library, or in a related field.
  • Demonstrated experience using a wide variety of platforms, applications, hardware, and software.
  • Experience with web-scale discovery layers and metasearch technologies.
  • Experience managing EZProxy or another client-based server; understanding of networking, including cloud-based technology.
  • Experience with Koha or other integrated library management system.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong analytical skills and knowledge of various research methodologies.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team setting and independently in a changing work environment.
  • Broad familiarity with library operations, procedures, and best practices, especially but not exclusively in relation to systems and technology issues.
  • Evidence of ability to successfully engage in professional activities and disciplinary scholarship to satisfy promotion and tenure requirements of the Massachusetts State College Association (MSCA) contract. http://mscaunion.org/contract/.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Second Master's degree in a related discipline (second master's degree required for promotion beyond Associate Librarian rank).
  • Programming experience including but not limited to HTML, XML, CSS, and Javascript.
  • At least two years relevant experience in an academic or research library.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to supporting a diverse educational and work environment, working effectively with a diverse faculty and student population.

Full job description and application instructions available at this link: https://jobs.bridgew.edu/postings/14219

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Teacher Librarian Positions, Blake School, MN

 The Blake School is a pre-kindergarten through grade 12, co-educational, nonsectarian, independent day school in Minnesota. We have two openings for Teacher Librarians for the 2019-2020 school year.    

We are looking for a creative and engaged Middle School Teacher Librarian for our school in Hopkins, MN and a Lower School (Elementary) Teacher Librarian for our school in Wayzeta, MN to provide full-time leadership and expertise in our library media program for the 2019-20 school year.

 The ideal candidates will have experience empowering students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, ethical users of information, and skilled researchers across both print and digital resources. The successful candidates will have an extensive knowledge of diverse voices in young adult literature, a demonstrated ability to promote literacy among students, experience partnering with middle school teachers, and the managerial acumen to administer library operations including collection management, programming, and volunteer opportunities. Each teacher librarian will collaborate closely with faculty to develop student-centered approaches to teaching research skills, and connect reading, writing, and inquiry to model and promote intercultural and global competency skills by using digital communication and collaboration tools to interact locally and globally. Part of this work will include growing the digital citizenship curriculum. 

 

Qualifications: Candidates must have a bachelor's degree in a related field such as secondary education. A valid teaching certificate or license such as School Library Media Specialist, or a master's degree in library science is preferred.  Blake is particularly interested in candidates who will enrich the diversity of identity, lived experience and thinking that makes a community strong and empowers students to engage across differences.

 

Click here for the link to the job posting for our middle school position working with students in grades 6 - 8.

Click here for the link to the job posting for our Lower School (Elementary) position working with students in grades pre-kindergarten to grade 5.

 

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Digital Scholarship Program Manager, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

Harvard University seeks a creative, forward-thinking, and collaborative professional to shape the strategic direction for Digital Scholarship services in Harvard Library. The Digital Scholarship Program Manager leads and coordinates development of a robust and integrated set of programs and services that strengthen the library's role in supporting digital scholarship, digital literacy, digital pedagogy, and the use of digital collections and multimedia in research, teaching, and learning. The position is responsible for conducting ongoing needs assessment and engagement with the community and collaborating with numerous campus departments, within and outside the library community, to connect Harvard faculty, students, and staff to the strong but diffuse network of resources supporting digital scholarship (DS).

Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Research and Education, this role oversees and optimizes the operational effectiveness of DS support throughout the Harvard Library, with particular emphasis on the locations of Sackler, Lamont, and Cabot Libraries. A new Harvard Library Digital Scholarship Studio in the renovated Sackler building, reopening in 2019, will be an added node for front-facing teaching and consultation space for Harvard Library's programs, but the work of the staff supporting digital scholarship is expected to be agile, mobile, and responsive to user needs and locations. The incumbent will oversee development of policies and procedures; coordination and management of projects, budgets, and departmental workflow; and supervision of personnel and Digital Scholarship Studio operations. The Program Manager is a key figure in the development of strategic partnerships with Ivy Plus members and other strategic partners.

 

To view the complete position description and to apply, go to https://hr.harvard.edu/search-jobs and search as an external candidate for requisition 47642BR

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Archives Interns, Nantucket Historical Association, Nantucket, MA

The Nantucket Historical Association's Research Library is offering two paid archives internships during summer 2019.

Working closely with the NHA's archivist, the Archives Interns will be exposed to all aspects of archives management and gain hands-on experience working with manuscript, photographic, and audiovisual collections. They will conduct specific processing and cataloging projects, document and refine existing procedures, and complete digitization of manuscript materials. The interns will also participate in the Research Library's reference desk schedule and respond to remote research queries. Based on the interns' interests, they may also develop collections-focused posts for social media, plan and propose outreach projects, or contribute to ongoing collections assessment work.

Requirements: Enrollment in or graduation from an ALA-accredited master's program; completed coursework in archival theory and practice or relevant experience with archival materials; solid time management skills; familiarity with descriptive standards and metadata schemas; excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills; ability to work independently, to seek clarification, and to offer suggestions when needed. Physical requirements include the ability to lift up to 40 lbs.

Internships are full-time for ten-to-twelve weeks. Compensation includes a $2,500 stipend, housing and commuter pass.

Please send a cover letter that includes a description of how this internship aligns with your career goals, a resume, and two references to adurbin@nha.org. Deadline for applications is February 3.

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HIAS Project Digital Archives Intern, Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA

HIAS Project Digital Archives Intern, Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA

The Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society seeks a detail-oriented and self-motivated individual for the position of HIAS Project Digital Archives Intern. Reporting to the Digital Projects Archivist, the HIAS Project Digital Archives Intern will support the ongoing digitization of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, Boston Port records.

 

Hours and Stipend

This is a six-month, part-time internship with the possibility of extension. The intern will receive a monthly stipend of $750.00 (part-time, 3 days/week), paid on the 15th of the month. Start date is negotiable but preference is by Monday, March 4, 2018.

 

Responsibilities

  • Digitization of text-and image-based documents using best professional practices
  • Prepare digital images and associated metadata for ingest into CONTENTdm repository
  • Create, enhance, and migrate existing metadata from the HIAS finding aid
  • Provide quality control and quality assurance of digitized images and metadata
  • Assist with developing and/or improving workflow procedures
  • Create social media and blog posts pertaining to project

 

Required Qualifications

  • Enrollment or recent graduation from MLS program
  • Specialization or coursework in archives management, cultural heritage, or digital curation
  • Familiarity with metadata standards relevant to digital collection management and access
  • Familiarity with scanning tools
  • Familiarity with image editing software
  • Proficiency with common Office applications, especially Excel
  • Attention to detail and organization skills

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Completion of one or enrolled in a class related to archives, digital libraries, digital stewardship, information organization, or equivalent coursework
  • Previous experience with photo editing software
  • Previous experience with CONTENTdm or other digital repository systems
  • Experience of interest in Jewish and immigration history
  • Reading fluency in Hebrew, Yiddish, Polish, German, or French not required, but may be helpful

 

About the Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society

The Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society is a resource for exploring and preserving the histories of Jewish families and institutions in New England and beyond. With the American Jewish Historical Society - New England Archives as its cornerstone, engages historians, genealogists, youth, and the general public in programming and research to advance the study of the history, culture, and institutional legacies of Jewish families in New England and beyond by educating, inspiring, and connecting people through scholarship, collections, and expertise while serving as an archival and educational resource for other Jewish organizations and institutions.

 

Application Instructions:

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Brittany Contratto at brittany.contratto@nehgs.org. Preference will be given to applications received by Wednesday, January 16, 2018.

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Assistant Manager, Oak Bend Branch, St. Louis County Library, St. Louis, MO

Assistant Manager-Oak Bend Branch

Known as the "Gateway to the West", St. Louis and the surrounding area offers an array of lifestyles. From hip, trendy cafes and neighborhoods to a plethora of outdoor activities with hundreds of parks and trails to popular sporting events and cultural attractions. St. Louis County is a great place to live, work, and play!   

St. Louis County Library is a 20 branch system, serving over 860,000 patrons and circulating 14 million items a year.  SLCL is in the midst of a multi-year capital improvement project called Your Library Renewed, to upgrade existing structures and open new facilities, as well as enhance library programs and services. Not only do we have state-of-the-art buildings, but our array of programs and partnerships are abundant and diverse. SLCL staff are creative and forward thinking, developing several awarding winning programs geared to enrich individual minds, enhance lives and expand perspectives.

Working in tandem with the Branch Manager, the management team ensures the library's mission and strategic goals are continuously implemented at the branch while considering the community's needs and meeting them with relevant library services and programs. We are looking for a dynamic, energetic and innovative individual intent on providing outstanding customer service, reducing barriers to library access, leading our awesome staff, maintaining thriving community relations, and taking pride in being a part of the SLCL team!

Want to work in a library system that is valued by the community?

Do you want to work for this awarding winning library system?

It is a wonderful time to join St. Louis County Library, where facility innovations and creative public services are always growing! Apply today!

Job Purpose:

Assists the Branch Manager with the operation and maintenance of the branch and assumes the responsibilities of the Branch Manager in his/her absence in order to provide quality Library service to all Library customers.

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Schedules staff and monitors attendance to ensure adequate staffing.
  2. Assists with overseeing branch operations, building, and grounds maintenance so the branch is clean, safe, and attractive.
  3. Supervises and participates in public service activities including circulation and reference services to meet the needs of customers.
  4. Participates in program planning and implementation to meet the needs of existing customers and to attract new customers.
  5. Participates in hiring, training, evaluating, and disciplining staff to ensure the Library staff is capable of giving the highest quality service.
  6. Assists in the development and maintenance of the branch collection to ensure the branch meets the needs of the community it serves.
  7. Other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Library Science
  • Ability to supervise, train, and motivate staff
  • Must possess a commitment to a high level of public service to Library customers
  • Must possess good judgment, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Must possess excellent communication and organization skills
  • Ability to work effectively with other Library managers in a professional manner

Hours:

Monday-Friday, two evenings per week

One Saturday and Sunday per month

Salary:

$52,666 and great benefits!

Applications and Resumes can be submitted by visiting  http://www.slcl.org/employment

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Metadata Specialist, Blueport Commerce, Boston, MA

Metadata Specialist, Blueport Commerce, Boston, MA

 

We are Blueport Commerce, the leading ecommerce technology and services provider for top furniture retailers, and we are seeking a Metadata Specialist to join our team. Working with an ecommerce catalog of furniture & home furnishing products from a variety of national retailers, this individual will support the expansion of existing client catalogs, as well as the creation of new client catalogs. The Metadata Specialist will ensure that product data is both accurate and complete while supporting workflow automation. The Metadata Specialist will report to the Taxonomy Manager and work with the Catalog Project Manager to continuously improve product presentation and present accurate, high-quality products that inspire and sell. Candidates will be tested for experience with Excel.

Responsibilities:

  • Owns flow of data from client systems to final display on client sites.
  • Analyzes data for completeness and supports maintenance of an accurate and robust catalog of product data
  • Creates mapping rules for automation
  • Assists in Catalog automation design
  • Maintains and improves current data taxonomy
  • Contributes new metadata schemas to support growing product catalog
  • Investigates, identifies, and fixes data inaccuracies
  • Manages metadata to associate image files to products
  • Advises clients on appropriate data entry
  • Manages bulk data updates, accounts for approximately 20% of the role

 

Requirements:

  • Minimum 1-3 years experience (or relevant Information Science education) working with taxonomies or metadata schemas
  • Power Excel user, able to write moderately complex formulas (lookup, string parsing)
  • Self-motivated and proactive problem solver who can think on the fly
  • Experience with, or interest in automation
  • Superior attention to detail, must be able to work independently to investigate issues and determine root causes
  • Quick learner who is tech-savvy
  • Must be a team player with a positive, can-do attitude, someone who is able to shift gears quickly

 

Added Plusses:

  • Ability to write SQL queries
  • Experience working in the tech industry with developers
  • Familiarity with JIRA project tracking software
  • Experience in ecommerce or other consumer-facing industries
  • Knowledge of furniture industry

Blueport Commerce is a growing company that offers excellent opportunities for advancement for the right candidate. This position is full-time and necessitates working from our Boston office in the South End. We are the leading ecommerce technology and services provider for the furniture retail industry and we help our clients capture their ecommerce opportunity. The Catalog Team maintains continuous contact with our clients to ensure that we are publishing accurate, high-quality products for our Blueport platform client websites. We provide shoppers with a consistent, reliable experience that makes them feel comfortable purchasing furniture online.

If you feel you'd be a good fit for this role and would like to join our growing team of passionate e-commerce professionals, we want to hear from you. Please provide a link to your professional portfolio when applying. Blueport Commerce is an equal opportunity employer.

http://app.jobvite.com/m?3QNagkwS

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Visions of Italy Study Abroad Opportunity - Catholic University

The Visions of Italy course will be held May 26 - June 8, 2019. 
                 
Course Description:
The course is an introduction to the management and operations of religious and other cultural archives, records, manuscripts, objects and collections. Rome and Florence are home to a plethora of materials illuminative of the rich history of the region. Through readings, site visits, and meetings with professionals, students learn how Italian cultural professionals make resources known to various user groups. We explore public programs, outreach strategies, and digital and physical exhibits, studying the principles and practical elements involved in creating each. Instruction and site visits reveal the ways the application of such principles occur in existing institutions and apply learning in their public programming. 
Site visits include:   
Vatican Library 
Vatican Secret Archives
Capitoline Museums 
Ufizzi Gallery 
Duomo Museum 
Costs is the same for CUA and Non-CUA Students. 
 
Upcoming Information Session:  
 
Virtual Information Session: Monday, January 7, 2019  6:00PM EST 
You may join the Information Session by joining the meeting at: 
http://catholicu.adobeconnect.com/visions-info/
 
Please RSVP and send questions to Dr. Renate Chancellor at chancellor@cua.edu 

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Call for Applications: Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship

Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship Applications Solicited

 

MAC is soliciting applications for the 2019 Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship for Students of Color (http://www.midwestarchives.org/motley). The scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to students of color pursuing graduate education in archival administration and to encourage ethnic diversification of the MAC membership and of the archival profession as a whole. Two $750 scholarships, accompanied by one-year memberships to MAC, will be awarded.

 

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

 

Applications are due March 1, 2019 and must include the following documents:

 

Completed applications should be sent to: 

Lara Friedman-Shedlov

Description and Access Archivist

Kautz Family YMCA Archives

University of Minnesota Libraries

318 Elemer L. Andersen Library

222 21st Ave S, Ste 318

Minneapolis, MN 55405

Telephone: 612-626-7972

Email: Ldfs@umn.edu

 

Applications must be emailed or postmarked by March 1, 2019.

Awards will be announced no later than June 1, 2019.

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Summer Internships, U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington, DC

U.S. Department of Transportation Paid Summer Internship Opportunities -- Washington, D.C.

 

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Research Library and National Transportation Library (NTL), both located in the Washington, D.C. area, are seeking students pursuing MLIS degrees (or equivalents) for paid, full-time internships for the period June 3 - August 9, 2019. These internships are being offered as part of the United States Department of Transportation's Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups (STIPDG). The internships include a $5,000 stipend, along with travel (relocation) arrangements and shared housing for participants whose permanent residences are more than 50 miles away from their assignment locations. The deadline for submitting an application is January 22, 2019. 

For more information on the program, including requirements and application instructions, please see: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/education/stipdg.cfm.

If you have further questions about applying, please send an email to DOTSTIPDG@twc.edu

For questions about specific positions and projects, please refer to the contact information below.

 

When applying for the following positions, please select your interest areas as the "Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)" and/or the "Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST-R)," each with the specialty "Library Science."

 

CATALOGING/METADATA INTERN (Federal Highway Administration Research Library, McLean, VA)

 

Responsibilities:

  1. Perform simple and complex cataloging for print and digital publications; assign subject headings and call numbers.
  2. Look up agency publications to determine if they are in the catalog/repository and upload documents as necessary.
  3. Edit catalog and repository metadata to ensure accuracy and improved access to agency publications.
  4. Assist with other cataloging, collection, and research activities as needed.

 

Desired Qualifications:

Coursework and/or experience in cataloging; Familiarity and/or experience with MARC, RDA, Dublin Core, AACR2, and LC Subject Headings, Authorities, and Classification System; Experience searching bibliographic and research database/repositories; Excellent communication, organizational, and analytical skills; Willingness to adapt to changing situations and take on new tasks; Ability to meet established deadlines with products that reflect professionalism.

 

ContactDeena Yerushalmi, deena.yerushalmi.ctr@dot.gov, 202-493-3058

Library Website: https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/research/library/

 

DIGITAL ARCHIVING INTERN (National Transportation Library, Washington, DC)

Metadata, Collection Analysis, and Digital Preservation

 

Responsibilities:

1. Identify, evaluate, and process legacy content of historical significance for long term digital preservation. Content may include audio files, research datasets, reports, still images, and memos. Migrate formats as needed to preserve usefulness, apply metadata, and add to transportation collections in NTL's digital repository. Assess records for duplication, metadata quality and adherence to NTL metadata policy. Create finding aids. Work with NTL Metadata Librarians on authority control projects, such as improving the integration of digital object identifiers into NTL systems.

2. Participate in workflow assessment for web-archiving. Work with NTL Digital Librarian and NTL Data Curator to develop a policy for transportation web content and identify best practices using Internet Archive's Archive-IT service.

3. Assist in furthering NTL's social media efforts to promote library resources and services.

 

Desired Qualifications:

Coursework and/or experience in metadata, cataloging, and indexing; digital preservation; knowledge of and/or familiarity with non-MARC metadata (e.g., Dublin Core). Familiarity and/or experience with digital storage, open access processes and collection assessment. Candidate should possess strong organizational and analytical skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to meet established deadlines with products that reflect professionalism.

 

Contact: Mary Moulton, mary.moulton@dot.gov, 202-366-0303

Library Website: http://ntl.bts.gov

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Response & Responsibility: Special Collections & Climate Change, RBMS 2019, Baltimore, MD

Response & Responsibility: Special Collections and Climate Change

RBMS 2019

Tuesday, June 18 - Friday, June 21, 2019

Baltimore, MD

The Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) offers scholarships to subsidize first-time conference attendance by professional librarians, qualified paraprofessionals, and students. RBMS is currently accepting scholarship applications for the 2019 RBMS Conference, Response & Responsibility: Special Collections and Climate Change, to be held in Baltimore, MD from June 18-21, 2019. The deadline to apply for scholarships is January 11, 2019 and applicants will be notified on or before March 1, 2019.

RBMS is committed to increasing diversity in its membership and the special collections and archives professions. Accordingly, several conference scholarships have been designated for applicants from underrepresented ethnic and racial groups or for those employed by institutions that primarily serve one or more of these groups. For more information about the RBMS commitment to diversity, please visit the RBMS website (http://rbms.info/diversity/). If you would like to donate to the RBMS conference scholarship program, you may do so when you register for the conference, or separately through the Friends of ACRL website (http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/givetoacrl/donate/friendsacrl). For the Friends site, please remember to indicate that the donation is for RBMS conference scholarships.

Full and partial scholarships are awarded. Full scholarships include a waiver of the conference registration fee (up to $295 for professional and paraprofessional ACRL members, or $140 for full-time student members) plus a travel and accommodation stipend. Partial scholarships provide complimentary registration and may or may not include a stipend.

Eligibility

All candidates must be

  1. Currently enrolled in a library, information science, or archival studies program; a graduate of such a program; OR currently employed as a paraprofessional in a rare books, special collections, or archives capacity; and,
  2. Members of ACRL who have not previously attended an RBMS conference and who do not have sufficient institutional support to attend.

Criteria

The Scholarships Committee will take into consideration the following criteria when reviewing applicants:

  • Evidence of commitment to and interest in the special collections field
  • Interest in contributing to the profession
  • Potential to benefit professionally from attendance at the conference
  • Financial need
  • Member of an underrepresented racial or ethnic group, or employed by an institution that primarily serves one or more of these groups.

Requirements

Scholarship recipients are required to attend the entire conference and complete the conference evaluation. To help us ensure the ongoing improvement of the scholarship program, all scholarship winners will be required to submit a post-conference evaluation letter by July 31, 2019.

The deadline to apply is January 11, 2019 (11:59pm PST). Please see the RBMS Conference website for more details and to apply: http://conference.rbms.info/2019/scholarships/

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Collection Development Manager, EBSCO, Multiple Locations

Location: 03229, NH, US, 23173

Company: EBSCO Industries Inc

EBSCO Information Services (EIS) provides a complete and optimized research solution comprised of e-journals, e-books, and research databases -- all combined with the most powerful discovery service to support the information needs and maximize the research experience of our end-users. Headquartered in Ipswich, MA, EIS employs more than 3,300 people worldwide. We are the leader in our field due to our cutting-edge technology, forward-thinking philosophy, and top-notch workforce. EIS, a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., based in Birmingham, AL, is ranked in the top 200 of the nation's largest, privately held corporations according to Forbes magazine. EBSCO is a company that will motivate you, inspire you, and allow you to grow. We are looking for the best. If you are too, we encourage you to explore our unique opportunities.

Collection Development Manager - CDM

Opening in Mid-Atlantic / VA, KY, WV & DC:

 

GOBi Library Solutions provides print and digital content, supporting collection management and technical services to academic, research and special libraries throughout the world. GOBi has 300 employees with customers in 63 countries and is headquartered in Contoocook, NH, USA. GOBi is a division of EBSCO Information Services.

EBSCO Information Services (EIS) provides a complete and optimized research solution comprised of e-journals, e-books, and research databases -- all combined with the most powerful discovery service to support the information needs and maximize the research experience of our end-users. Headquartered in Ipswich, MA, EIS employs more than 3,300 people worldwide. We are the leader in our field due to our cutting-edge technology, forward-thinking philosophy, and top-notch workforce. EIS, a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., based in Birmingham, AL, is ranked in the top 200 of the nations largest, privately held corporations according to Forbes magazine. EBSCO is a company that will motivate you, inspire you, and allow you to grow. We are looking for the best. If you are too, we encourage you to explore our unique opportunities.

 

Collection Development Manager- Mid-Atlantic / VA, KY, WV & DC

For more than 40 years, GOBi has been the global leader in meeting the collection development, acquisition and technical service needs of research and scholarly libraries and their consortia. Currently, we are looking for a dynamic, motivated individual to join our sales team on a full-time basis in the role of Collection Development Manager for the Mid-Atlantic territory. GOBi was acquired by EBSCO Information Services in February 2015.

The Collection Development Manager is responsible for maintaining relationships with current customers and potential customers by identifying and selling all academic products and services offered by the GOBi within their assigned territory.  Through a consultative sales process, the successful candidate will provide library workflow solutions designed to increase library efficiency, retain current sales, generate and pursue new business opportunities, and build customer loyalty.  Position requires overnight travel, including occasional weekends.  Overall travel is estimated at 40%.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Identify new sales opportunities, while retaining current business, within existing accounts while maintaining profitability goals that meet or exceed territorial sales goals established by sales management.  Meet individual and team sales goals for specific product lines.
  • Sell products and services by establishing contacts and developing strong relationships with prospects; recommend product and service solutions.  Maintain relationships with customer by providing support, information, and guidance; researching and recommending new opportunities; recommending product and service improvements.
  • Evaluate workflow solutions to increase library efficiency where GOBi services can help address needs.  Acts as a consultant with regard to workflow improvements in the library.
  • Supervise collection development process between GOBi and the Library customer.  Create and maintain approval book and slip plans and implement new collection methods such as demand driven selection and ebook-preferred approval plans.
  • Create, implement and manage the appropriate sales process utilizing internal resources including Customer Relationship Management software.  Responsible for proficiency on all GOBi ordering, technical service and Collection Development applications and interfaces.
  • Prepare reports and make recommendations (such as discounts) by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information.
  • Work closely with Customer Service Bibliographers to assure customer profile reflects true collection requirements.  Maintain professional and technical knowledge of industry and library trends.
  • Communicates and interacts with multiple departments and business units (Operations, I/S, Distribution, Continuations, Customer Service, Publisher Relations, Human Resources, Technical Services, Senior Management, Accounting) to ensure adherence to customer requirements.  
  • Develop new or improved products or service by remaining current on industry trends, market activities, and competitors.
  • Completes required territorial reporting such as, but not limited to, sales call reports, competitor data, and territorial strategy and expense reports on a weekly basis.
  • Position requires overnight travel, including occasional weekends.  Overall travel is estimated at 40%.

 

Cultural Competencies:

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

Skills

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree.
  • 2+ years of experience in library or publisher industry, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 2+ years of experience with Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and CRM software.
  • Must have knowledge of library technical services, publishing, Integrated Library Systems, GOBi interface options and other bibliographic databases.
  • Excellent communications skills, oral and written, and public speaking experience.
  • Position requires overnight travel, including occasional weekends.  Overall travel is estimated at 40%.
  • Must have a valid driver's license.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MLS degree preferred.
  • Proven track record of sales success, preferably to academic libraries.
  • Self-motivated, well organized, detail oriented, adaptive and creative, and thrives in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret financial reports.  Ability to respond to common inquiries from customers or members of the business community and effectively present information to management and public groups.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists and interpret instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

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

 

Under general supervision, manages and increases sales in an assigned territory. Provides customer technical assistance, develops and delivers technical presentation and training sessions and performs other duties in support of the customer. Responsible for maintaining customer relationships, focusing on new business development and assessing specific customer problems. Years of Experience: 1-3 years

EBSCO Industries, Inc.is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws.  EBSCO strictly prohibits and does not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants, or any other covered persons because of race, color, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, training, promotion, discipline, compensation, benefits, and termination of employment.

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Research and Instruction Librarian, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

Wellesley College seeks a highly motivated and creative social sciences Research & Instruction Librarian devoted to public service in a liberal arts college environment.

 

The Librarian will work collaboratively as a key member of the Research Services team to build a community of students who are information literate and confident lifelong learners. The Librarian will act as liaison to social sciences departments on campus, offering innovative support for the teaching, learning, and academic research in social and behavioral sciences disciplines such as Economics, Political Science, and Sociology, and will be a key contributor to data literacy initiatives across the disciplines.

The Librarian will continually assess social science disciplinary needs, seeking thoughtful ways to address them through collaborations with faculty and fellow instructors on assignment design, integrated instruction, individual consultations, and support for independent learning. As part of the deeply merged Research and Instruction Support team of librarians and instructional technologists, the Librarian supports faculty and students in all disciplines in the exploration and application of new technologies and methodologies for digital scholarship and scholarly inquiry.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and provide innovative and effective library instruction and in-depth research support for faculty and students in liaison disciplines.

  • Through instruction, consultations, and other methods, facilitate data discovery, interpretation, visualization, and management in close collaboration with Research and Instructional Support colleagues, including the GIS and Data Instructional Technology Librarian.

  • Work with collections librarians on general collection development in liaison disciplines. Advocate for collection development and systems improvements or adoption in support of the social sciences, especially around the topics of data literacy and data visualization.

  • Keep abreast of scholarly trends, resources, and new technologies in liaison disciplines with a view toward their application in research and instruction.

  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Must Have

  • Master's degree in Library and Information Science or related discipline from an ALA-accredited institution.

  • Academic background in a behavioral or social science field such as political science, economics, or sociology, and/or significant experience supporting the social sciences.

  • Demonstrated experience and comfort providing effective instruction and consultations.

  • Interest in following new developments in social science data gathering techniques, sources, analysis, and visualization.

  • Ability to collaboratively tackle problems and new projects with enthusiasm, tact, and humor.

  • Comfort with risk taking and change in a rapidly evolving profession.

  • Interest in offering a wide variety of campus support in addition to core/traditional responsibilities, as part of a merged Library and Technology organization.

 

Nice to Have

  • Experience identifying and gathering data sets (e.g. IPUMS, ICPSR, census or survey data, etc.)

  • Experience with quantitative and/or qualitative analysis techniques and software packages (e.g. SAS, SPSS, Stata, R, Atlas.ti, NVivo).

  • Experience with at least one area of digital scholarship or data visualization (e.g. network analysis, text analysis/mining, mapping, digital publishing, etc.)