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Business Research & Instruction Librarian, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

THE LIBRARIES 

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

FOSTER BUSINESS LIBRARY

The Foster Business Library is the business library at the University of Washington. As part of the university system of libraries, it serves the 3,500 students, faculty and staff of the Foster School of Business. Opened in 1997 and renovated in 2009, the 21,500 square-foot facility is located within the business school complex. The library is open seven days a week during the fall, winter and spring quarters and provides computers, scanners, printers, study tables, and reservable group study rooms. The library collection supports business management research and professional practice with books, periodicals, and research databases in accounting, finance, management, marketing, information systems, management, and entrepreneurship. The Foster Library staff is comprised of three librarians, four classified staff, and graduate and undergraduate student staff.

THE POSITION

Under the general direction of the Head, Foster Business Library, the Business Research and Instruction Librarian provides information literacy instruction, in-depth research consultations, and general reference service to faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students. Collaborates and contributes to the development, delivery, and assessment of instructional and outreach services. Contributes to business collection development and library assessment activities. Serves as one of three library liaisons to the Foster School of Business.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  • Serves as Business Research & Instruction Librarian and is responsible for outreach to students and faculty at the Foster School of Business, working with University Libraries staff to ensure quality instruction, reference, collection development, and other appropriate services and support as described in the UW Libraries Subject Librarian Position Description Framework.
  • Provides information literacy instruction sessions TO and develops online learning objects toFOR undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the Foster School of Business. Contributes to library instruction and information literacy program planning.
  • Provides research consultation and reference services using a broad range of digital and print resources. Supports research endeavors of business faculty and undergraduate, MBA, and Ph.D. students. Participates in University Libraries chat and email reference services.
  • Contributes to Foster Business Library collection development activities through materials selection and collaborative decision-making.
  • Coordinates Foster Business Library communication activities, including social media, promotional materials, exhibit case, student advisory board, and other outreach channels.
  • Contributes to University Libraries outreach and public-programming endeavors. Communicates and collaborates with University Libraries User Experience Librarian, Undergraduate Experience Librarian, and Research Commons Librarian.
  • Works evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Assumes other responsibilities as assigned; performs other duties as required. 

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  • Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace.
  • Evidence of excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and an ability to collaborate and work across diverse groups.
  • Experience or demonstrated interest in teaching undergraduate and graduate student populations.
  • Experience or demonstrated interest in marketing and outreach to undergraduate or graduate students and facility with social media as an outreach and marketing tool.
  • Demonstrated initiative, creativity, and flexibility.

Preferred

  • Experience with business resources and serving the needs of business researchers.
  • Experience with building partnerships and working collaboratively with faculty and academic program staff.
  • Familiarity with assessment techniques to measure the impact and effectiveness of libraries' programs and services.

SALARY

$50,000 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.

BENEFITS

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

APPLICATION PROCESS

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

  • Cover letter (addressed to Laura Lillard, Assistant Director, Libraries Academic Human Resources)
  • Curriculum vitae or resume (include a telephone number, mailing address, email address and salary requirements)
  • List of three references who are knowledgeable of your qualifications for this position, one of which must be your current supervisor (include telephone numbers, mailing addresses, and email addresses)
  • Please use "Librarian Application: Business Librarian" in the subject heading.
  • Please submit all components in a single, multi-page PDF document. All submissions will be maintained in a secure, password protected online file space during the course of the search. Campus constituents may have access to some material, including CVs.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

To ensure consideration, applications should be received no later than 5:00 pm, Friday, August 19, 2016.

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

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

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

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

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Part-Time Cataloger/Technical Services Librarian, Rivier University, Nashua, NH

Job description:

Perform professional cataloging functions and overall collection maintenance tasks, in addition to a variety of technical services tasks. Provide reference services.

General Responsibilities:

  • Perform professional copy cataloging and produce original cataloging in accordance with national and local standards.
    • Provide cataloging data quality control for copy cataloging functions performed by support staff.
    • Assist in the development of new policies and procedures for new resource formats.

  • Prepare materials to be shelf-ready.
  • Perform collection maintenance and quality control tasks including finding replacement copies of materials. 
  • Provide research assistance at the reference desk on a limited weekly basis.
  • Participate in special collections and/or University Archives tasks or projects as needed.
  • Assist with interlibrary loan, serials and other technical services tasks as needed.
  • In collaboration with library management, provide supervision to graduate student employees. 

Schedule: Will cover 40 weeks (September-June) per year and 25 hours per week, exact schedule to be determined. There is some flexibility, but hours will be sometime between 8:30am-5pm, Monday-Friday, 4-5 days per week. 

Qualifications:

Required:  An MLS from an ALA accredited program or an MLS candidate with relevant library experience. A minimum of one to two years of relevant library experience, particularly in technical services and cataloging. Knowledge of cataloging standards and Library of Congress subject headings; experience utilizing these standards preferred. Excellent attention-to-detail skills. Must be self-directed, well organized, and able to meet multiple demands. Excellent customer service and interpersonal communication skills.

Preferred: Knowledge and skills related to acquisitions and integrated library systems (particularly Innovative's Millennium ILS), good planning and administrative skills. Experience in an academic library, and in conducting reference interviews and searching research databases. Experience with special collections and/or Archives work. Supervisory experience.       

Submit cover letter, resume and the contact information for three professional references to:  Human Resources, Rivier University, 420 South Main St., Nashua, NH 03060  Attn: Part-time Cataloger/Technical Services Librarian or email to jobs@rivier.edu 

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Priority will be given to those candidates who apply by July 31, 2016.

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Fall Audiovisual Digitization Internship, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Boston, MA

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is currently seeking applicants for a part-time audiovisual digitization internship position in our Archives Processing and Digitization Unit. The intern will inventory and catalog audio and/or moving image materials. The intern may also assist with some of the following: digitize sound recordings, convert digital files from master formats to distribution formats, embed metadata in digital files, ingest digital files into a preservation storage system, and assist with outsourced digitization. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual interested in gaining digital experience in an archives setting. Basic knowledge of digital audio and video software and experience handling sound and/or moving image media is helpful.

Candidates must be US citizens currently enrolled in a graduate program in archival studies or public history or a program in media arts with a strong audiovisual focus. Interns will receive a monthly stipend of $560 (part time, 2 days/week), paid on the 15th of the month. This internship would start September 15th and end December 14th, with the possibility of undertaking an internship for the spring semester. The archives are open Monday through Friday. A minimum commitment of two days a week is required.

Applications will be accepted through August 12, 2016. To apply, please send in the following documents:

  • Completed Intern Application Form
  • Unofficial College Transcript
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Cover Letter
  • Résumé

These can be sent as pdf attachments to william.bjelf@nara.gov, or by mail to Bill Bjelf, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum, Archives Processing and Digitization Unit, Columbia Point, Boston, MA 02125

Please include your name and the posting number in the subject line of your email; include the posting number in the address of the letter. Cover letters should also reference the posting number.

 

JOHN F. KENNEDY LIBRARY FOUNDATION

Internship Application Form

Please complete this form and submit it with your unofficial college or university transcript,

letter of recommendation, cover letter, and résumé.

Internship Vacancy Announcement Number:___ ___________________

Name: ____________________________________________________________________

School (temporary) Address: __________________________________________________

City: __________________________________ State: _______ Zip: ___________________

Home (permanent) Address: ___________________________________________________

City: __________________________________ State: _______ Zip: ___________________

Telephone(s): Home: __________________________ Cell: __________________________

Email: _____________________________________________________________________

College/University: __________________________________________________________

Major Subject/Graduate Program:_______________________________________________

Date of (expected) graduation:__________________________________________________

Courses enrolled in during term of this internship (summer applicants please write in

"summer"):

___________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________

Period of Internship:

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

Structure of Internship:

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

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Processing Archivist, Congregational Library & Archives, Boston, MA

The Processing Archivist reports directly to the Library Director and works in collaboration with the Library Director, Assistant Librarian, the Archivists, Digital Projects Specialist, and New England's Hidden Histories' Director (NEHH), to ensure the processing of the Congregational Library & Archives (CLA) collections. The primary focus of this job will be working with the NEHH collections to ensure their processing and digitization workflow, and assist in publication. This position plays a key role in the administration and project management of two significant grants, in the accessibility and delivery of NEHH materials, and assists in successfully attaining the CLA's goals and objectives.

Responsibilities

  • Manage NEHH processing and digitization workflow with vendor
  • Process other archival projects as assigned
  • Provide leadership and technical expertise to ensure successful completion of NEHH grants
  • Maintain and grow procedures documentation
  • Improve digital access to NEHH collections through appropriate application of standards
  • Manage and coordinate workflows for digital content creation
  • Manage NEHH program processing workflow
  • Create collection descriptions including DACS compliant finding aids and MARC records for the collections
  • Collaborate with Archivists and other staff on ArchivesSpace record creation and workflow
  • Process records to archival standards and perform basic preservation functions
  • Provide content for website, blog, and social media

Other

  • Carry out other duties as assigned
  • Maintain affiliations with local, state and national professional organizations
  • Submit reports regarding NEHH functions to the Library Director

Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school with a concentration in archives management required
  • Three years of experience working with archives and special collections required; experience with digital projects in an academic, research or special library preferred
  • Work experience on grant-funded projects preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge of archival and library metadata standards, systems, and best practices (EAD, MARC, DACS, RDA) required. Demonstrated knowledge of ArchivesSpace (Archivists Toolkit or Archon) preferred
  • Significant knowledge of digitization/scanning, library catalog systems, electronic information resources, database management, and computer hardware, software, and networking
  • Experience in XML (TEI and EAD preferred), FTP, Adobe Photoshop (or similar), Drupal (or similar) desirable
  • Advanced organizational and analytical skills and excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of early New England religious history/theology desirable
  • Knowledge of early New England history desirable

Send cover letter and resume to: Tom Clark

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Access Services Overnight Supervisor, UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA

The WEB Du Bois Library has an opening for an Access Services Overnight Supervisor. This position will assist users; resolve problems concerning departmental services, collections and policies; oversee service, processing and lending activities during scheduled shifts; and train and supervise student assistants in doing the same for the Circulation/Reserves unit of the Department of Access Services of the UMass Amherst Libraries.  The incumbent will also maintain library carrel procedures and calendars, and process carrel applications in the Circulation Department of the University Library.

Additional information and to apply please visit:

https://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=68941&CNTRNO=9&TSTMP=1469128908646

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Part-Time Reference and Instruction Librarian, Quinsigamond Community College, Worcester, MA

GENERAL STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Part-Time Reference and Instruction Librarian provides reference services and instruction to students, faculty and staff at Alden Library and/or Downtown Library.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:
Reports to the Dean for Library and Academic Support Services or designee

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Staffs the reference desk and answers questions in person or via phone, email or chat.
  2. Leads library instruction sessions.
  3. Prepares course-specific materials to support students' research needs.
  4. Keeps reference and instruction statistics as needed.
  5. Assists users in use of equipment and facilities.
  6. Assists full-time librarians on special projects in support of the services of the library.
  7. Actively supports the teaching and learning process; practicing honesty and integrity in and out of the classroom; strive to create and support a student-centered environment while fostering academic innovation and excellence.
  8. Works actively with other areas of the college to ensure a spirit of college wide collaboration, collegiality, civility, and teamwork. Respect the function of dissent in an academic institution while advancing a collegial atmosphere of campus collaboration.
  9. Embraces the ideals of diversity and inclusiveness and support the equal rights of all people by advancing the understanding and appreciation of differences including age, race, gender, ability, religious convictions, socio-economic status, ethnic heritage, or sexual orientation.
  10. Provides flexible, responsive and high quality service to all, be they students, community, or staff, and continuously assessing processes and procedures and revising accordingly.
  11. Performs other duties as assigned.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Master's in Library Science from an American Library Association Accredited Library/Information Science program.
  2. Experience in teaching library orientation and information literacy sessions to individuals and groups.
  3. Experience providing reference service using print and electronic resources.
  4. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  5. Excellent Customer Service skills


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience working in a Community College library.
  • Experience creating Libguides or other multimedia reference resources.
  • Experience with chat reference and social media in library work.
  • Experience providing reference and instruction for distance education.


SALARY:
MCCC Professional rate of $26.40 per hour. No benefits apply.

HOURS:
These hours are for the Fall and Spring semesters only. Day and evening shifts are available at both the Main Campus and Downtown Worcester Libraries as needed.

One evening per week required during the regular Fall and Spring semesters at either our Downtown Healthcare Library (25 Federal Street, Worcester ) or the Alden Library on the main campus (670 West Boylston Street, Worcester). Must be available to start evening shifts at 4:00 PM during the week. Must also be available to substitute on Saturdays at the Alden Library from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM during the regular semesters.

TO APPLY:
Applicants should visit our website at www.QCC.edu/human-resources for information about our college and must apply online by August 1, 2016. All internal applicants should be aware that their application for this vacancy constitutes permission for review of their personnel file. Successful applicants will be required to complete a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI/SORI) request. Bilingual persons are encouraged to apply. Quinsigamond Community College is an equal opportunity affirmative action college supporting diversity.

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Sr. Assistant Data Librarian, Roper Center for Public Opinion Research at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Job Description:

This position is the Roper Center Data Librarian and will play a critical role within the senior leadership team of the Roper Center. The incumbent will manage, develop and lead the collection of public opinion survey/research archives, including assuring that data accepted into the Roper Center Archive are maintained using the best practices in archival methods and data curation, and are offered in current formats so as to permit both long term preservation and dissemination. The Data Librarian develops and adopts archival standards for the Roper Center's collections; manages and coordinates various workflows within the archive collections in accordance with expanding data curation and online accessibility requirements; supports Roper Center's member clients in the use of data files for secondary analysis, and coordinates day-to-day operations that ensure the quality, timeliness, and comprehensiveness of the Roper archive holdings. This individual also plans, implements and directs data quality review and metadata production workflows, as well as researches, proposes and implements policies for long-term preservation and accessibility of Roper Center polling and survey data.

The Data Librarian also identifies and pursues opportunities to promote the quality of the Roper Center's Archive through meeting accreditation processes and maintaining these accreditations, such as Data Seal of Approval and AAPOR's Transparency Initiative. The incumbent will also work with data donors, providers and innovators/developers to develop collections with the potential to enhance the Roper Center's Archive and related services as a resource for the Center's existing and future members, and respond to user inquiries in regard to finding, accessing and using Roper Center data files for secondary analysis. The position is also responsible for maintaining knowledge of emerging trends within public opinion research data, including the interface between business and academic data and trends in tools and provision in other domains. The Data Librarian supervises archive staff including the Data Manager and student interns.

The Data Librarian maintains and expands outreach and professional engagement, including promoting the resources and services of the Archive through presentations, webinars, and publications; participating in writing proposals to funding agencies and execution of accepted proposals; and establishing and maintaining professional relationships with organizations and individuals engaged in similar or complementary goals, such as IASSIST and Data-PASS.

The successful applicant will be an adaptive problem-solver familiar with social science research methodologies and the use of quantitative data, particularly public opinion. A key facet to this position will be working closely and productively with other data and information services professionals at Cornell and beyond as well as with various IT staff members.

Required Qualifications:

  • MLS from an ALA accredited school or Master's Degree in a quantitatively-oriented social science field. Minimum of three to five years' experience in digital archiving or data management. Demonstrated knowledge of archives and records management theory and practice, including experience processing archival records.
  • Knowledge of data preservation theory and practice, as well as strategies and technologies utilized by the archival community for managing data.
  • Knowledge of relevant standards for archival data description, including DDI, and familiarity with other metadata standards such as METS and PREMIS.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to plan, coordinate, and implement complex projects.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with a variety of staff in a rapidly changing environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience implementing policies, standards, and procedures for stewardship of data in an archive.
  • Familiarity with social science data and analysis. Comfortable with SPSS, Stata, or similar statistics software.

Please attach cover letter and resume with application.

Apply Online
https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/CornellCareerPage/job/Ithaca-Main-Campus/Sr-Assistant-Data-Librarian_WDR-00007483

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Part-Time Circulation Assistant, Rivier University, Nashua, NH

Job Description:

To perform a wide range of specialized and general tasks related to the Circulation Department at the Regina Library.

Check out/in circulating and reserve materials in all formats and follow up on any related problems. Shelve circulating materials. Assist in the training and supervision of student assistants in the absence of the Access Services Coordinator. Provide patrons with a wide variety of informational assistance concerning library services and policies. In the absence of the reference librarian, provide basic reference assistance. Assist patrons as needed in the basic use of computers, Microsoft Office products, printers, photocopiers, scanners, etc.

Qualifications:

Required: Bachelor's degree plus two to three years of relevant library experience preferred, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired. General office and organizational skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office products. Ability to interact courteously and efficiently with library patrons; ability to exercise sound discretion when administering library policies. Excellent customer service orientation.

Preferred: Overall understanding of academic library operations, library circulation systems, basic reference assistance, and Library of Congress classification. Good supervisory and organizational skills.

WORK SCHEDULE

31 weeks, academic year

Monday through Wednesday: 4:00pm to 9:00pm; Thursday: 4:00pm to 8:30pm

Total hours = 19.5 per week

Submit cover letter, resume and the contact information for three professional references to: Office of Human Resources, Rivier University, 420 South Main St., Nashua, NH 03060 Attn: CIRCULATION ASSISTANT PART TIME or email to jobs@rivier.edu.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Priority will be given to those candidates who apply by Sunday, July 31, 2016.

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Call for Submissions: 3rd Computational Social Science Winter Symposium

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS (POSTERS & SHORT PRESENTATIONS)
3rd COMPUTATIONAL SOCIAL SCIENCE WINTER SYMPOSIUM
Cologne, Germany
Symposium dates: NOV 30 - DEC 01, 2016
Website: http://www.gesis.org/css-wintersymposium/
Hashtag: #cssws16

ABOUT THE WINTER SYMPOSIUM

The CSS Winter Symposium 2016 will be a two-day event consisting of:

  • an exciting program featuring a series of invited talks that will provide different perspectives on current advances and limitations of computational social science
  • an open call for contributed posters and short presentations that will provide opportunities for computational social scientists to present and discuss their own work
  • plenty of possibilities for interdisciplinary networking including an informal evening event at the famous Cologne Christmas markets

IMPORTANT DATES

September 30 2016:        submissions due
October 18 2016:             notifications
November 14 2016:        registration deadline
Nov 30 - Dec 01 2016:    symposium days

SUBMISSIONS FOR POSTERS + SHORT PRESENTATIONS

We invite submissions that describe research results or tools and methods for computational social science.

Exemplary topics for submissions include but are not limited to:

  • Theories and models explaining the dynamics in social systems, networks, communities and teams
  • Studies of political discourse and spread of opinions, attitudes and information on the web
  • Studies of cultures and conflicts, segregation, discrimination, prejudice via new kinds of data
  • Social-/Computational aspects of health, life style, sports and diet
  • Social-/Computational aspects of human movement, mobility and urban planning
  • Mixed methods and techniques (e.g. obtrusive/unobtrusive methods)
  • Methods to deal with biased, selective and incomplete observational data on the Web
  • Tools that detect and prevent mobbing or depressive behavior online
  • Tools that support social scientists to capture, store and analyze social data on the Web
  • Methods for the design and execution of online experiments for the social sciences

Other related topics are explicitly welcome.

PRESENTATION FORMATS

Based on the submitted abstracts, submissions may be accepted as posters and/or short presentations. The standard format will be a poster presentation. As this is a single track conference, only few submissions can be selected for short plenary presentations of approx. 10-15 minutes.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Submissions should be 1-2 page abstracts (up to approx. 1000 words) summarizing the work to be presented. We encourage researchers to also submit mature work that has already been published and/or submit work-in-progress. Accepted submissions will be non-archival, i.e. there are no proceedings. We may however discuss options for publishing selected submissions after the conference (e.g. as a journal special issue or edited collection).

Submissions will mostly be evaluated based on relevance and the potential to stimulate interesting discussions.

Authors are kindly requested to submit a PDF file via the easychair submission system for the event:https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cssws16

The full call for submissions can also be found at: http://www.gesis.org/css-wintersymposium/call/

ORGANIZATION AND VENUE

The CSS Winter Symposium will take place at the heart of Cologne, at KOMED Im MediaPark 7.

We aim to keep registration costs as low as possible (approx. around 70 EUR). More information will be made available soon.
Paper/poster submission is not a requirement for attendance. PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately we cannot take responsibility for support on visa related issues.

CONTACT

SYMPOSIUM CHAIRS:

Prof. Dr. Markus Strohmaier
GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
Computational Social Science Department
Unter Sachsenhausen 6-8
D-50667 K?ln
Germany
E-mail: markus.strohmaier@gesis.org
Phone: +49 (221) 47694-225

Dr. Katrin Weller
GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
Computational Social Science Department
Unter Sachsenhausen 6-8
D-50667 K?ln
Germany
E-mail: katrin.weller@gesis.org
Phone: +49 (221) 47694-472

LOCAL ORGANIZATION:

Diana Lindner, M.A.
GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
Computational Social Science Department
Unter Sachsenhausen 6-8
D-50667 K?ln
Germany
E-mail: diana.lindner@gesis.org
Phone: +49 (221) 47694-401

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Call for Nominations: 2016 James Partridge Outstanding African American Information Professional Award

Nominations are now being accepted for the *2016 James Partridge Outstanding African American Information Professional Award*. Presented by the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland and the Citizens for Maryland Libraries, the award honors the unsung members of the library profession who contribute greatly but who are often behind the scenes and not publicly recognized for their important contributions to librarianship and the library community.

Please consider nominating someone from your staff, someone you know, or yourself. Any information professional may make a nomination, but please make sure to get the consent of someone you nominate.

*Eligibility*
To be eligible, a nominee must:

  1. Be a graduate of an ALA-accredited program of library and information science.
  2. Be working at a library, archive, government agency, research center, library and information science professional organization, or other type of information center at the time of the nomination.
  3. Have demonstrated sustained, high quality contributions to and dedicated service in support of the mission of the information professions to provide access to information for all and high quality outreach to the community.

*Selection Criteria*
The James Partridge Awards Committee, appointed by the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland and the Citizens for Maryland Libraries, will select the winner of the award based on the following criteria that reflect the life and ideals of James Partridge:

  1. The award recipient will exemplify the highest ideals of the library and information professions, including career-long dedicated service, leadership and commitment to the empowerment of those they serve.
  2. The award recipient will have demonstrated true advocacy for the right of all people to access and understand information.
  3. While deserving of accolades, the award recipient must not have been widely recognized already for contributions to the library and information professions and the community by his/her professional peers.


*Nomination Process*
Please submit a letter of nomination that includes the following information:

  1. The nominee's name and place of employment.
  2. The number of years of service of the nominee to the library and information professions.
  3. Documented evidence of the nominee?s contributions to his/her place of employment and the library and information professions. Please include as many specifics as possible.

Nominations can be sent to Dr. Paul T. Jaeger either via email (partridgeaward@gmail.com, Partridge Award Nomination must be specified in the subject line) or via mail:

James Partridge Awards Committee, c/o Dr. Paul T. Jaeger
4105 Hornbake Building
College of Information Studies
University of Maryland
College Park, MD, 20742

*Closing Date*
Nominations will be accepted until September 1, 2016.

*Award Ceremony*
The 2016 James Partridge Award will be presented on October 21st during the Conference on Inclusion and Diversity in Library & Information Science (CIDLIS), which will be hosted by the College of Information Studies on the University of Maryland campus. For more information and to register for the conference, please visit: http://go.umd.edu/CIDLIS2016

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Call for Proposals: Digital Library Perspectives

*Digital Library Perspectives* (*DLP*) is looking for articles for a special issue on the use and incorporation of altmetrics in libraries and within academia. Articles can be of any length, and figures and screen shots are encouraged. *DLP* is a peer-reviewed journal.

Inquiries can be sent directly to the editor's email listed below. Please send a title and short proposal, along with contact information, to the editor no later than August 15, 2016. Accepted proposals will be due by January 2, 2017, and can be submitted directly to the Emerald ScholarOne system at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/dlp.

If you have any questions, please contact the editor directly. 

Bradford Lee Eden, Ph.D.
Editor, *Digital Library Perspectives*
Dean of Library Services
Christopher Center for Library and Information Resources
Valparaiso University
Valparaiso, Indiana 46383
brad.eden@valpo.edu
219-464-5099

*Digital Library Perspectives (DLP)*
Journal history

Previously published as *OCLC Systems & Services:  International Digital Library Perspectives*

*Aims & Scope*

*Digital Library Perspectives (DLP) *is a peer-reviewed journal concerned with digital content collections.  It publishes research  related to the curation and web-based delivery of digital objects collected for the advancement of scholarship, teaching and learning.  And which advance the digital information environment as it relates to global knowledge, communication and world memory.

The journal aims to keep readers informed about current trends, initiatives, and developments.  Including those in digital libraries and digital repositories,  along with their standards and technologies.

The editor invites contributions on the following, as well as other related topics:

  • Digitization
  • Data as information
  • Archives and manuscripts
  • Digital preservation and digital archiving
  • Digital cultural memory initiatives
  • Usability studies
  • K-12 and higher education uses of digital collections

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Technical Services Librarian, Green Mountain College, Poultney, VT

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITES:

  • Manage the Library's open source ILS (Integrated Library System) Koha/ByWater.
  • Establish and maintain bibliographic control of all Library materials to include both hardcopy and electronic formats
  • Perform original and copy cataloging in all formats, according to established national and local
  • Review and assign Dewey Decimal Classification numbers, perform subject analysis and assign Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Maintain departmental procedures manuals
  • Coordinate database management, including holdings additions and deletions and patrons
  • Primary administrator for maintenance and upgrading of the Library's ILS with special emphasis on quality control, cataloging consistency, and implementing solutions made by host/support partner ByWater Solutions
  • Generate reports for Library staff, maintain log of statistical counts
  • Convert media, as needed, to support Library holdings

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Active participation in staffing the Library during weekend and evening hours.
  • Participate in providing reference service.
  • Assist in collection development, acquisitions, and management of gifts and donations
  • Repair, clean, and tend to care of Library's physical collection
  • Participate in establishing library policies and procedures
  • Serve on college committees as needed
  • Train and supervise student worker/s assigned specifically to the Technical Services Department
  • Assist in training and supervising all student library workers in general

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Strong demonstrated knowledge of library automated systems and Internet interfaces
  • Significant library experience in an academic setting
  • Willingness to work in close cooperation with entire Library staff
  • Ability to maintain a collegial working relationship with various College clientele
  • American Library Association approved Master's degree recommended

Applications for this position are accepted until position is filled. 

If you believe that you meet the above qualifications, please submit a resume to

Janie Evans in the Human Resource Department
Email to: employment@greenmtn.edu
Mail: GMC, 1 Brennan Circle, Poultney, VT 05764
Fax 802-287-8327

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Internship (two unpaid positions), Nichols House Museum, Boston, MA

The Nichols House Museum offers unpaid internship positions to undergraduate and graduate students studying American history, library science, women's studies, education, museum studies, political science, marketing, and other related fields. Internships offer valuable, wide-ranging museum experience to students looking to explore a career in the museum field. All interns develop a tour of the historic house and give tours to the public, in addition to their major internship area of focus (see below). Additional projects tailored to the student's interest can also be discussed. Internships taken for course credit are encouraged. We are now accepting fall internship applications. We are offering two positions: a Development & Events intern, and a Research intern

To apply, please send a resume, a cover letter describing your interest in the Nichols House Museum, and a writing sample for the position you are applying for by August 8, 2016 to: Elise Couture-Stone at ecouture-stone@nicholshousemuseum.org.

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Project Coordinator, Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University seeks a Project Coordinator to perform diverse research and coordination activities associated with various projects. S/he will join the Berkman Klein Center's world-class community of scholars and digital architects, and work in close collaboration with faculty, staff, and fellows to advance a range of interdisciplinary, cutting-edge research related to the study and development of Internet & society.

Reporting to the Associate Director of the Berkman Klein Center, and working alongside the Center's growing team of project managers and project coordinators, the Coordinator will be tasked with: integrating the efforts of multiple team members, including editing written materials to establish common voice; coordinating research activities, communicating with external partners; monitoring overall timelines and outputs including project and grant deliverables, events, and grant reports; and doing research and writing, from blog posts to grant proposals to longer thought pieces.

Additionally, the Coordinator will interface with the administrative and communications teams on relevant aspects of the projects; help to manage events; maintain online project management tools such as mailing lists; and oversee projects' web presences. The project coordinator will help to guide the work of interns and research assistants.

Based on the fast-paced and changing needs of the Berkman Klein Center, the Project Coordinator may be called upon for other tasks at short notice. Occasional evening and weekend work will be required. Travel opportunities may arise.

The right candidate will thrive in a committed, collaborative, and tight-knit community that encourages creativity, supports deep inquiry, values novel approaches to solving problems, strives for transparency, continually builds upon best-practices and lessons learned, and supports its community members' independent and collective goals.

Basic Qualifications:
Three years of related administrative work experience. Solid writing, editing and proofreading skills are required, along with strong written and oral communications skills. The flexibility to work independently and also within teams is critical. Knowledge of current Internet issues is essential.

Additional Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree preferred. Experience doing substantive and organizational work for non-governmental or academic organizations strongly preferred. Knowledge of Internet issues is essential. Progressive research skills required, including proficient knowledge of research tools, both Internet- and non-Internet based. Candidate must pay great attention to detail and be highly organized. Ability to work under tight deadlines a must. Solid writing, editing and proofreading skills required. Fluency in Internet research and publishing tools are highly desirable. Candidate would thrive in dynamic, entrepreneurial, self-motivated environment.

About the Berkman Klein Center:
The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University is dedicated to exploring, understanding, and shaping the development of the digitally-networked environment. A diverse, interdisciplinary community of scholars, practitioners, technologists, policy experts, and advocates, we seek to tackle the most important challenges of the digital age while keeping a focus on tangible real-world impact in the public interest. Our faculty, fellows, staff and affiliates conduct research, build tools and platforms, educate others, form bridges and facilitate dialogue across and among diverse communities. More information at www.cyber.law.harvard.edu.

Commitment to Diversity:
The work and well-being of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University are strengthened profoundly by the diversity of our network and our differences in background, culture, experience, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and much more. Our community actively seeks and welcomes people of color, women, the LGBTQIA community, and persons with disabilities, as well researchers and practitioners from across the spectrum of disciplines and methods.

To Apply:
Applications for this job must be submitted through the Harvard Human Resources website. We will accept and review applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Apply here.

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Reference/Research Librarian, Seton Hall University, Newark, NJ

The Peter W. Rodino, Jr. Law Library at Seton Hall University, located in Newark, NJ, seeks applicants for a full-time, tenure-track Reference/Research Librarian position.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides reference and specialized research assistance to students, faculty, administrators, staff, alumni and others permitted access to library services.
  • Provides research assistance and instruction directly to these groups, at the reference desk, by phone, email, and in individual consultations by appointment.
  • Serves as library liaison to faculty to support their research and teaching interests.
  • Develops expertise in areas of law related to the law school curriculum and faculty research.
  • Provides research instruction in the classroom.
  • Manages all aspects of inter-library loan.
  • Participates in collection development in all formats.
  • Develops, creates and maintains online research guides.
  • Contributes to the Library's social media presence.
  • Reports to the Acting Director who may assign other duties as needed.

Qualifications:

  • JD from ABA approved law school or equivalent non-US law degree.
  • MLS or equivalent from ALA accredited library school.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Excellent knowledge of both traditional and electronic legal resources.
  • Demonstrated commitment to emerging library practices and technologies and their applications to instruction.
  • Strong service orientation.
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Academic law library experience preferred.
  • Instruction experience preferred.

NOTES:

Additional Salary Information: Compensation: Competitive salary and benefits package. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience

http://careers.aallnet.org/jobs/8287115/reference-research-librarian

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Archivist, Canton, MA

A freight-forwarding company headquartered in Canton, MA, with a history dating to 1919, is looking for an experienced archivist to manage the creation of a corporate archive. The terms of the position are negotiable, ideally as a full-time temporary posting lasting until the archive is completed, estimated at something like 100 hours. There is a manageable amount of material (around 13 file boxes) but we are looking for someone with a keen understanding of how an archive could be built from the ground up using documents dating from 1919 to 2016. The archivist will need to be largely self-directed, reporting intermittently to an employee at the company who has a museums background, but otherwise working independently. Extreme preference will be given to someone with experience in corporate/company archives or with familiarity of how other local mid-sized businesses handle similar programs. Pay is $20/hr. If interested, please email résumé to aalicephp@gmail.com

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Processing Archivist, Living Computer Museum, Seattle, WA

POSITION SUMMARY 
The Living Computer Museum is looking for a temporary Processing Archivist who will work on cataloging and processing subsets of documents, software, and hardware at the Museum.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Following a given processing plan:

  • Organize and arrange textual and non-textual materials according to professional archival standards.
  • Conduct basic preservation and housing activities for paper, software, and physical objects.
  • Make original and copy catalog records into the MARC-based catalog (Polaris).
  • Digitize and process items for online use.
  • Provide reference services to museum staff.
  • Demonstrate honesty, responsibility, integrity and fulfillment of commitments.

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge, experience, skill, and/or ability

Required

  • Working knowledge of archival theory and practices, and the ability to apply them to specialized collections.
  • Ability to read, synthesize, and describe textual and visual information
  • Ability to gather information, discern patterns, and organize materials with respect to their provenance and original order
  • Familiarity with DACS, AACR2 and MARC21, and ability to use manuals to apply cataloging rules and to derive name and subject authorities
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize time, exercise initiative and think through complex problems
  • Professional communication skills and the ability to present information, define critical issues and articulate questions
  • Professional work habits - detail-oriented, focused, and reliable

Preferred

  • Familiarity with standard preservation methods for paper, hardware, and software materials, and ability to research best practices
  • Experience using an integrated library system to catalog book and non-book materials
  • Knowledge or interest in computers, technology, history, and/or museums
  • Completed or working on MLIS degree

Required computer skills

  • MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Facility learning software applications (Polaris ILS; Adobe Photoshop, etc.)

Education/experience/certifications

  • 1 year experience in a related field.

Special remarks regarding work environment, if applicable

  • This position is slated to start in September 2016 and will last 9 months. The work schedule will be 40 hours per week, M-F, with some flexibility.
  • The worksite is a museum and warehouse with shared office space.
  • Some objects may be dusty and dirty, and will require careful cleaning.

Language Ability: Ability to read general operational manuals and instructional documents. Ability to effectively present information and respond to requests and questions from managers, supervisors, and co-workers.

Math Ability: Able to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Other skills: Knowledge of general office practices, procedures and equipment; extreme professionalism and communication skills; ability to prioritize tasks and work independently; strong organizational and interpersonal communication skills;

Work Environment & Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions for this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel fragile materials; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to walk, bend, climb, crouch, and sit. The employee is regularly required to lift and move up to 40 pounds with assistance. 

The vision requirements include: Ability to adjust focus, depth perception, and close vision, be able to visually distinguish colors, patterns, and visual content, and to be able to otherwise perform the essential functions of the job in a manner that does not present danger to the employee or others with or without a reasonable accommodation.

If interested, please follow this link: https://app.jobvite.com/j?aj=opjz3fw4&s=UWischool

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Part-Time Archive Assistant, Archdiocese of Boston, Boston, MA

SUMMARY:  The Archdiocese of Boston serves approximately 1.8 million Catholics residing in 144 different communities in eastern Massachusetts.  The archive, research library, and much of the archdiocesan administration are located at the Pastoral Center in Braintree, Massachusetts. 

The archive assistant will work closely alongside the Archivist/Records Manager to collect, preserve, and improve access to records from 288 active parishes, approximately 130 closed parishes, and the administrative offices. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Providing remote reference assistance,
  • Assisting researchers in the library,
  • Processing collections, digitizing collections, and constructing exhibits 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum 1-2 years of part- or full-time experience in a library, archive, or similar institution
  • Experience cataloging, working with multimedia, or managing digital collections preferred.
  • Must be organized, detail-oriented, and able to manage several tasks at any one time.
  • Must be willing to support the mission of the Catholic Church.

Graduate students, or recent graduates, of a Master of Library Science program will be considered for the position.  Students without the requisite experience may contact the Archivist and Records Manager about internship opportunities for class credits.

To apply, send  resume and cover letter to hr_staffing@rcab.org.

http://www.bostoncatholic.org/Utility/Employment/Content.aspx?id=32667

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Continuing Resources Librarian, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

The Continuing Resources Librarian is a tenure track library faculty position in the Cataloging and Discovery Services (CatDS) department, responsible for cataloging and metadata maintenance of serials and other continuing resources. Essential responsibilities include serving as principal serials cataloger and CONSER coordinator for the Libraries; training and overseeing the work of others in continuing resources cataloging; serving as an advisory resource for continuing resources cataloging in the statewide consortium, including the Florida Academic Repository (FLARE); taking a collaborative role in performing metadata maintenance of continuing resources and resolving complex serials related problems; and working to ensure effective and accurate access to continuing and electronic resources in the Smathers Libraries' catalog, digital library, and discovery layer environments.

The Libraries encourage staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the Continuing Resources Librarian will serve on various committees and teams. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Continuing Resources Librarian will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, and perspectives in work activities. The Continuing Resources Librarian will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet library-wide criteria
for tenure and promotion.

The search will remain open until August 4, 2016, review of applications will begin on July 14, 2016. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the
George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html. Failure to submit the required documents may result in the application not being considered. If you have any questions or concerns about this process please contact: Bonnie Smith, George A. Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at: bonniesmith@ufl.edu.

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Technology Librarian, Somerville Public Library, Somerville, MA

Job Description:
DUTIES: The Technology Librarian reports to the Library Director or his or her designee. Oversees, implements, maintains, and enhances a wide range of technologies and systems. Supports Library Staff and patrons in the use of existing technologies and adoption of new and emerging technologies. Assumes responsibility for library system in the absence of the Director and Deputy Director. Assists Library Director in planning and implementing short- and long-range technology goals. Oversees the development and implementation of payroll and business office automated systems, including accounts, statistics and other record-keeping and budget information. Oversees integrated library system and library services platforms. Assesses and recommends enhancements of existing and new technologies and related services. Oversees library-wide software installations and configurations and troubleshoots problems with software and equipment. Work with City's IT Department or appropriate City personnel to coordinate purchase and design of library technology. Finds appropriate uses for donated equipment and software. Researches, recommends, and expedites equipment, software, and technology purchases.

Responsible for training staff in the use of technologies and digital media and encouraging integration of innovative technologies throughout the library. Prepare and implement technology classes and workshops such as new tools and sites for staff and public. Prepare related digital and print manuals, tutorials, and guides for staff and public. Collaborate with library staff to create new and support existing platforms for library reference and instruction, such as tutorials, chat, streaming media, podcasting, publishing, and third party software.

Provides leadership in designing, developing and supporting the library's online, mobile, and digital presence, including website and digitization projects. Engage in usability testing and assessment of the library's website, mobile and other platforms.

Work with community groups to promote library services. Work with public in reference and other departments as needed. Work with library staff on grants. Attend minuteman library network director's meetings in absence of the director or deputy director. Work with minuteman library network committees and library associations to ensure that library staff members are aware of the latest trends in library technology. Represent the library on the minuteman library network technology committee and assistive technology committee. Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • MLS from an ALA-Accredited Library School. Bachelor's Degree from an Accredited Institution.
  • Minimum 2 years demonstrated experience managing, supervising, and training staff.
  • Minimum 2 years demonstrated knowledge of and experience with programming, networks (including Microsoft NT Operating System), Internet and software packages, digital media applications and standards, content management systems including Drupal, and database-driven website and applications.
  • Creativity and initiative thinking in developing and implementing new programs and applications.
  • Experience and understanding of integrated library software. Experience with Millennium or Encore, preferred.
  • Experience and understanding of content management system including Drupal and Web Design and user centered design best practices.
  • Demonstrated project management experience.
  • Demonstrated analytical abilities.
  • Proven ability to pull teams together to get projects completed.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently; and proven problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service to the public and colleagues.
  • Proficiency in programming languages and developing applications with Drupal, PHP, MYSQL a plus.

Wage/​Salary:
$49,229.44 per year; paid weekly at $946.72; plus benefits.

Application Instructions:
If a degree or certification is required for this position, you are encouraged to submit with your resume either a copy of your degree or certification OR official/unofficial transcripts which verify the date and degree obtained. However, proof of this education requirement must be submitted prior to appointment.

Send your resume and cover letter by Friday, August 19, 2016 to:

City Hall Personnel Office
93 Highland Avenue
Somerville MA 02143
Fax: 617-666-4426
TTY: 1-866-808-4851
Email: employment_opportunities@somervillema.gov

City of Somerville residents are especially encouraged to apply.

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Electronic Resources Assistant, Worcester State University, Worcester, MA

General Statement of Duties: The Electronic Resources Assistant reports directly to the Electronic Resources Librarian. The successful candidate will assist with the provision of the library's electronic resources including over 140 databases, more than 250 print and online periodical/serial subscriptions, and over 140,000 ebooks. He or she will also assist in the provision of Access Services including circulation, interlibrary loan, and course reserves.

Responsibilities:

  • Assists with the management of electronic resources including acquisition, access, administration, support, and evaluation of resources.
  • Verifies receipt of print and electronic periodical/serial subscriptions.
  • Catalogues and classifies books, periodicals and documents according to standard library practices and procedures.
  • Searches and updates On-Line Computer Library Center (OCLC) library references files to correct entries or to establish new entries.
  • Performs bibliographic searches for faculty use and for other purposes.
  • Determines shelving arrangements for library materials and supervises shelving of periodicals/serials.
  • Arranges for the purchase and order of library materials; selects vendors; receives and checks orders for accuracy.
  • Performs related duties such as preparing correspondence, maintaining liaison relationships with vendors; compiling statistics for reports, etc.
  • Charges, renews and discharges library materials being borrowed using automated (currently Ex Libris Voyager software) and manual systems to record the disposition of library materials.
  • Aids library users by: responding to inquiries and providing information concerning materials that best match users' interests and needs; applying and interpreting library rules and procedures governing the use of library facilities and services; and suggesting and explaining the proper methods of locating and using materials to facilitate patrons' use of the library.
  • Monitors the borrowing of library materials by: determining the eligibility of borrowers; contacting library users for the return of books and materials; sending out overdue notices; and recording the payment of fines.
  • Verifies proper location of books and other library materials by searching the library for misplaced items; by retrieving books as requested; and placing books and other library materials in their proper location to facilitate use and accountability of library materials.
  • Assists and instructs users in the operation of microfilm/microfiche readers, reader printers and/or other library equipment.
  • Provides on-the- job training to new staff, student workers and subordinates.
  • Assumes responsibility for the operation of the library facility in absence of supervisor, including staffing of library service points as required.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned, such as: typing reports; operating library equipment; locating and filing materials; enforcing library rules; inspecting library premises processing mail, etc.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned within the Library Assistant Classification

Qualifications:

  1. Applicants must have at least (A) two years of full-time or equivalent part-time, paraprofessional experience as a library assistant and (B) of which at least one year must have been in a supervisory capacity, or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitution below.
    • Substitutions:
      • An Associate's or higher degree may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience.**Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Experience managing electronic resources

Additional Information:

  • Position Number: TBA
  • Salary: $689.39 (1)
  • Shift: Fall and Spring Semesters: Tuesday through Friday 8:45am-5:00pm, Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm (Days off Sunday, Monday) Summer/Classes not in session: Monday through Friday 9:00am-5:00pm (Days off Saturday, Sunday)

Specifications, available at:

http://www.mass.edu/foradmin/humanresources/classspecshrd.asp

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Children's Librarian (Central Branch), Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

Overview:

Under supervision, and within the framework of Library policies and practices, to participate in services to a diverse population characteristic of an urban setting with emphasis on service to children and to perform professional work requiring application of professional knowledge of literature, bibliographic sources and services with a concentration on children.

Responsibilities:

Under supervision performs the following:

  • Assists in the development, planning and implementation of the Library's program of service to children through personal consultations, reference and readers' advisory services, outreach and programs.
  • Participates in the development of interactive community relationships and in the implementation of activities to stimulate use of the Library's resources through schools, and other agencies which serve children and their families.
  • 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.
  • Performs readers' advisory services and difficult or involved reference for the general public.
  • Provides instruction to increase patrons' skills in the use of book resources and electronic databases.
  • Manages, as delegated, program funds assigned to children's services.
  • Participates in the development of the children's book collection and manages the appropriate materials budget.
  • Assists in the compilation of annotated lists and bibliographies involving book and non-book materials.
  • May be responsible for oral presentations and written reports on children's activities within the department.
  • May be responsible for day-to-day operations of the department in the absence of the Department Head or other ranking staff member.
  • May participate in recommending and/or planning changes in service or new services for children.
  • Actively participates in system-wide committees, training and other professional activities.
  • 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. Courses in children's literature and/or work, taken for credit, at an accredited library school. Storytelling courses and/or experience is desirable. In exceptional instances, specialized education, training and/or experience, may be substituted for part or all of the educational requirements.

Knowledge of children's literature including bibliographic tools and sources pertaining to children's literature and work; knowledge of the techniques of programming for children; interest in children and in library work with children; willingness and ability to develop strong interactive community relationships; willingness to assume responsibility and carry out assignments independently; good oral and written communication skills as well as the ability to search the Internet and other electronic databases; ability to work well with staff and public; initiative, dependability, good judgment, tact, courtesy.

Requirements:

  • 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.

Apply: https://city-boston.icims.com/jobs/11674/children%27s-librarian-i/job?hub=8&mobile=false&width=700&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240

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Technical Research and Assets Manager, Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, Tewksbury, MA

The candidate must be an innovative, enthusiastic and collaborative individual to manage the IDS Technical Research and Assets department (TRAD) and professional staff. The individual must thrive within a global context and collaborate across the business and enterprise in a fast paced environment. The candidate must have a vision and strategy to increase the impact of the Technical research team and envision a different way to provide the services to IDS.

  • The IDS Technical Research and Assets department provides research and materials to further the goals of the Integrated Defense System of Raytheon Company. The TRAD maintains a technical Library which is integrated enterprise wide across Raytheon.
  • Partners with other organizations to promote the research resources and the expertise of the librarians

Required Skills and Experience: 

  • Minimum 8 years' research and/or Library experience including 4 years of supervisory experience
  • Excellent customer service orientation, interpersonal skills, written and verbal communication skills with the ability to engage with employees at all levels in the organization
  • Ability to assess trends and potential value and impact of new technologies on existing systems
  • Knowledge of and experience with library operations and library and information technology issues
  • Encourages staff development, teamwork and collaboration
  • Budgeting and negotiating skills
  • Leadership, including the ability to inspire teamwork within a collaborative environment
  • Marketing - use of all methods of social media
  • Knowledge and use of the latest technology as an information enabling factor
  • Ability to work with all types of people and organizations within Raytheon
  • Initiative - able to work without direct supervision
  • Adaptability, creativity, innovation and problem solving
  • Appreciation for diversity of thought, culture and skills
  • Excellent research skills

Desired Skills: 

  • Experience in a corporate library setting
  • Knowledge of the resources covering the defense industry
  • Knowledge of the defense budget, contract awards, and the procurement process
  • Experience with competitive intelligence
  • Knowledge of engineering and scientific resources

Required Education (including Major): Masters of Library Science

Please apply direct to our HRIS system, utilizing the link below. https://jobs.raytheon.com/job/tewksbury/technical-research-and-assets-manager/4679/2380454

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Student Volunteer, 2016 LITA Forum, Forth Worth, TX

2016 LITA Forum
Ft Worth, Texas
November 17-20, 2016

STUDENT REGISTRATION RATE AVAILABLE - 50% OFF REGISTRATION RATE -- $180

The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association, is offering a discounted student registration rate for the 2016 LITA Forum. This offer is limited to graduate students enrolled in ALA-accredited programs. In exchange for the lower registration cost, these graduate students will be asked to assist the LITA organizers and Forum presenters with onsite operations. This is a great way to network and meet librarians active in the field.

The selected students will be expected to attend the full LITA Forum, Friday noon through Sunday noon. Attendance during the preconferences on Thursday afternoon and Friday morning is not required. While you will be assigned a variety of duties, you will be able to attend the Forum programs, which include 3 keynote sessions, over 50 concurrent sessions, and poster presentations, as well as many opportunities for social engagement.

The Forum will be held November 17-20, 2016 at the Omni Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas. The student rate is $180 - half the regular registration rate for LITA members. A real bargain, this rate includes a Friday night reception, continental breakfasts, and Saturday lunch.

For more information about the Forum, visit http://litaforum.org. We anticipate an attendance of 300 decision makers and implementers of new information technologies in libraries.

To apply to be a student volunteer, complete and submit this form by September 30, 2016.

http://goo.gl/forms/e6UeOsfqTW0hhsfu2

You will be asked to provide the following:
1. Contact information, including email address and cell phone number
2. Name of the school you are attending
3. Statement of 150 words (or less) explaining why you want to attend the LITA National Forum

Those selected to be volunteers registered at the student rate will be notified no later than Friday, October 14, 2016.

Additional questions should be sent to Christine Peterson, peterson@amigos.org, or Mary Duffy, mduffy@southalabama.edu

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Research Support Librarian, New England College of Optometry (NECO), Boston, MA

The New England College of Optometry (NECO), a small, focused, independent graduate school in Boston's Back Bay, is seeking a librarian to support faculty and students in obtaining, appropriately using, and sharing scholarly information. This is a highly collaborative position, ideal for someone personable who enjoys working in a team­oriented environment to support the community's unique information needs. This full­time, 35 hours/week position reports to the Associate Director of Library Services.

Responsibilities

Document delivery and interlibrary loan for all patrons:

  • receive, verify and transmit ILL and document delivery requests from multiple sources
  • maintain statistics using automated reporting program
  • facilitate the efficient, cost effective delivery of materials
  • manage monthly EFTS billing and ensure ILL copyright compliance

Support for researchers:

  • assist with literature reviews and in­depth database searching
  • monitor emerging trends in scholarly communication, including open access and altmetrics, and keep researchers informed
  • assist with public access compliance for NIH­funded research
  • reach out to researchers on an individual basis regularly to ensure their information needs are being supported

Support for research grant seekers:

  • develop and maintain grants information portal
  • regularly survey the grants landscape and produce a biweekly grants alert
  • perform customized grants searches for researchers
  • work with Director of Research to register short­term grant recipients within National Institute of Health (NIH) system annually
  • assist with other NIH grant applicant requirements, such as biographical sketch creation 

Information literacy instruction to students:

  • orient new students to library resources and services
  • collaborate with faculty to plan, teach, and assess information literacy
  • use ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education as the basis for a formal information literacy program at NECO, created in collaboration with other appropriate staff and faculty throughout College
  • develop, maintain, and update research/course project guides using LibGuides software
  • Other related duties:
  • act as College's copyright officer, providing copyright education and support to students and faculty
  • represent NECO on the Fenway Libraries Online consortium's information literacy and ILL committees
  • various other projects and tasks may be assigned as appropriate, including circulation desk coverage

Qualifications

  • Master's of Library and Information Science degree from an accredited program required
  • one to three years of experience in information literacy instruction and/or reference required
  • excellent written and oral communication skills and an ease with public speaking required
  • academic library experience desired
  • experience in interlibrary loan management desired
  • customer service experience desired
  • background in health sciences a plus
  • friendliness, flexibility, enthusiasm and ability to work in a small team in pursuit of shared goals a must

About the College

The New England College of Optometry has been the educational and intellectual center of optometry in New England since 1894. The Library supports the NECO community's didactic and research endeavors via extensive physical and digital collections and an attentive, dedicated staff. The College offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits.

To apply, send cover letter, resume and contact information for three (3) professional references to HRDepartment@neco.eduThe College is an Equal Opportunity employer.

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Library Director, Ingalls Memorial Library, Rindge, NH

The Town of Rindge is located in the Monadnock Region of Southern NH, bordering Massachusetts. Due to anticipated retirement, we are seeking qualified applicants with an MLS or MLIS and three to five (3-5) years as Library Director or Assistant Director in a Public Library setting.

Description:

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

The Library Director is responsible for the management and operation of the Library and its programs in accordance with the policies established by the Board of Library Trustees. They will work in close cooperation as an advisor and active participant in policy and budget development, goal setting, planning and evaluation.

The Library Director exercises considerable judgement in making administrative decisions including personnel administration, public relations, collection development, budget management, program creation & implementation, and supervision. The director provides leadership to 5 staff and numerous volunteers.

Skills Required:

  • Experience with library automatic cataloging and circulation systems.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with library patrons, staff and volunteers, town boards and selectmen, the general public and media venues, and contracted vendors.
  • Knowledge of management principles and public library administration including budgeting, organization, personnel, and public relations.
  • Ability to supervise and manage funds allocated throughout all departments of the functioning library.
  • Confidence in working with various computer hardware and software systems, specifically Microsoft-based programs, as well as printers, copiers, faxes, WiFi, multimedia and misc. technology.
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to lead and make decisions both independently and under the guidance of the Library Board of Trustees.
  • Ability to supervise the Library's collection development, including the selection and withdrawal of books, periodicals, audio-visual and electronic materials. Responsibility includes a variety of historical items for preservation and education. The Library's physical collection houses over 27,000 items.
  • Ability to work closely with the Library Trustees and its agents to assist in the planning and execution of the Ingalls Memorial Library Master Plan for expansion of the physical space. Responsibility includes assistance in procuring funds and grants from various sources.
  • The Director will be expected to attend paid professional development trainings under consultation of the Trustees, as well as Board meetings with the Town and Trustees as needed. The Director is expected to work outside of regular library business hours, and may need to be contacted at home for important issues.

Salary: $45,000-$49,000- Commensurate with experience. Benefits- Full Benefits Package, Dental, NH Retirement, 4 weeks paid vacation after one year.

Position will remain open until filled

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three reference contacts (two of which must be professional), to the Ingalls Library Search Committee no later than August 15, 2016.

Mail documents to:

Library Director Search
PO Box 224
203 Main St.
Rindge NH 03461

By email- IngallsSearch@gmail.com

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Public Services Librarian, Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg, MA

Job Description:

General Statement of Duties: The Public Services Librarian will coordinate public relations and planning of regular library events, including banned books week, community reads, and public art shows in the library's galleries or art spaces. The Public Services Librarian will also liaise with the community or public at large. The Public Services Librarian will further assist in the management and maintenance of the department's website, as well as participate in reference and instruction services. The Public Services Librarian will provide supervision to Public Services personnel, including staff evaluations.

Public Services: 

  • In consultation with the Dean or Director of the Library, coordinates library events (e.g., banned books week, community reads, art in the library, etc.), including advertising through social media and other venues.
  • Maintains relevant sections of the library's website.
  • Manages relevant subject-area LibGuides.
  • Evaluates full-time and part-time Public Services personnel.
  • Serves as a system administrator for Public Services software: e.g., Voyager, Four Winds Interactive, etc.
  • Coordinates with the Librarian I on the development, promotion, implementation, and assessment of the department's services.

Shared Responsibilities:

  • Participates in reference desk rotations, including night and rotating weekend shifts.  Answers both ready reference and in-depth reference questions by IM, email, phone, and in-person.
  • Conducts library instruction sessions for general library skills and in the area of any subject specialties.
  • Acts as library liaison to selected academic departments for both graduate and undergraduate programs.
  • Participates in collection development duties such as evaluation, resource selection, weeding, etc. and in selected subject areas.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Campus Community

Librarian responsibilities as a professional may include those in the following areas:

  • Participation as a professional in public service
  • Participation in and contributions to the improvements and development of the academic programs or academic services as those programs or services relate to the library
  • Participation in and contributions to the professional growth and development of the University Community

Librarians attend University functions such as annual faculty meetings, commencement, and convocations; and participate and carry out assignments for committees and departmental meetings.

Requirements:

  1. A Masters of Library Science (MLS) from an ALA-accredited program or an equivalent Master's degree, including a Masters Library Science and Information Science (M.L.S.I.S), as well as sufficient graduate credit hours to constitute a terminal degree (i.e. 60 hours total, inclusive of the MLS) under the MSCA contract.
  2. Thorough knowledge of print and electronic reference sources.
  3. Demonstrated understanding of the information needs of undergraduates, graduates, and faculty.
  4. Excellent interpersonal, analytical and communication skills.
  5. Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collegially with a diverse population.
  6. Supervisory experience preferred, but not required.
  7. Bilingual, Spanish-Speaking preferred.
  8. Ability to perform all duties with or without reasonable accommodations.

About Fitchburg State University:

Fitchburg State University, located in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, is a public institution dedicated to integrating high-quality professional programs with strong liberal arts and sciences studies. Founded in 1894, the university now has more than 30 undergraduate programs and 22 master's degree programs, and 7,000 full and part-time students. We invite you to learn more about us and how we can help you achieve your educational goals.

Additional Information:

Shift Information: Full time Tenure Track, 12 month benefited MSCA unit position.
Priority Review: Review begins immediately yet position remains open until filled.

Position is contingent upon funding for FY2016-2017

Salary is commensurate with qualification and experience and the MSCA Bargaining Agreement.

Application Instructions:

Please submit a cover letter/letter of interest and resume/CV along with your online application at https://fitchburg.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=73673.

If chosen for an on-campus interview, three professional references will be required.

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Children's Librarian, Plainville Public Library, Plainville, MA

The Plainville Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic Children's Librarian who will deliver the utmost customer service for children ages 0-13 and their caregivers. This position will be responsible for the coordination of all services, materials, programs and outreach related to children's library service to our community. Successful candidates will have enthusiasm for reading; skill in operating current technologies, and excellent customer service and communication skills.

Duties:

  • Develops and maintains the children's collection in all formats.
  • Answers questions from customers, in person, over the phone or online.
  • Prepares, coordinates, presents, promotes, publicizes and supervises all programming for children and their families.
  • Applies for grants or seeks donations if needed.
  • Maintains a clean and inviting children's area and sets up displays as needed.
  • Maintains all statistical records relevant to children's room.
  • Represents the library with outreach to schools, daycares, and other community groups or with attendance at community events.
  • Prepares news releases, suggested reading lists, website and social media content.
  • Represents the library at various professional meetings and programs.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Considerable knowledge of professional library principals, methods, materials and practices specifically relating to children's services.
  • Ability to deal with public in a courteous and efficient manner with strong customer service.
  • Ability to plan and coordinate programs, activities and displays at the library.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with a variety of professional and community groups and the general public.
  • Ability to prioritize duties and multitask with attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to use computers/devices with emphasis on use of library network, internet, social media, digital resources and ebooks.

Experience and training:

  • Considerable experience in professional library work, specifically relating to the field of children's services
  • MLS from an ALA accredited library school or Bachelor's degree in a related field with experience in children's services.

Physical Requirements:
Physical requirements include occasional lifting/carrying of up to 50 pounds; visual acuity, speech, and hearing; hand and eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to operate computer keyboard and devices. Subject to sitting, standing, walking, kneeling, and stooping to perform essential functions.

Part Time: 27 hours per week including one evening a week and one Saturday a month.
Benefits include access to health care coverage, vacation and sick time in accordance with the Plainville Personnel Policies as pertain to Part Time employees.

Rate: $17.50 - $18.50/hour based on experience.

Closing date: August 15, 2016

Please send resume and cover letter to:
Melissa Campbell, Director
mcampbell@sailsinc.org
Plainville Public Library
198 South St.
Plainville, MA 02762

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Part Time Assistant Librarian, North Shore Community College, Lynn, MA

Job Description:

Non-benefited, MCCC unit position
18 hours per week, Specific work schedule to be determined.

The Assistant Librarian provides professional library services to students, faculty and staff. She/He is responsible for assisting in operating the library by providing reference services, teaching bibliographic instruction and information literacy, preparing displays, developing/maintaining library collections and providing access to electronic resources. Also serves as circulation back up. Performs related work as directed.

Requirements:

  • MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program;
  • Reference and instruction experience;
  • Knowledge of online databases and Internet resources;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Reliability/dependability necessary.
  • Successful experience interacting with culturally diverse populations.

Additional Information:
Salary: $26.40 per hour This is a non-benefited, MCCC Unit position.
Starting date: August 29, 2016

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


Application Instructions:
Please submit resume and cover letter indicating how your experience matches the qualifications of the position no later than August 15, 2016. https://nscc.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp;jsessionid=749E908AAAFEE80FD5CC6D6BDBAF0DBE;jsessionid=A2B8500EA184B0733CE616F08FFE679F?JOBID=74156#.V40BDhwkMu8.gmail

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Emerging Technologies Librarian, Nashua Public Library, Nashua, NH

PRIMARY DUTIES

This full-time (40 hour) supervisor position manages our web-based services and digital collections. This person works in conjunction with other supervisors to manage the library's web presence and use of social media. Provides direct customer service approximately 15 hours per week at one of our service desks. Supervises assigned staff and purchases materials for the adult collection in designated areas As a member of our professional staff, this person will also stay informed of innovations in the use of technology in library settings and recommends, plans, and implements those that are appropriate including digital collections and downloadable or streaming

QUALIFICATIONS

MLS from an ALA accredited school, 2-3 years of experience in a public library setting performing similar duties. Must possess an understanding of technological trends and developments relevant to public libraries and have the ability to troubleshoot hardware and software problems. Experience using content management software, is preferred. The successful candidate will also have experience providing reference service to the public and have proven success in communicating with software vendors. Fluency in a second language is a plus. 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Submit cover letter, resume, application, and three professional references at: http://applitrack.com/nashua/onlineapp/

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED ONLINE UNTIL POSITION IS FILLED

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Teen Services Librarian, Nashua Public Library, Nashua, NH

PRIMARY DUTIES

This full-time (40 hour) position in a public library will include some evening and weekend hours. The person in this position manages all aspects of the teen department including budgeting, collection development, programming and departmental goals. Supervises the teen department staff, oversees the teen room and develops departmental policies and procedures. Acts as a liaison to the middle and high schools and other civic organizations serving teens to actively promote library services. Coordinates the teen volunteer program. Participates on the reference team providing direct customer service and acts as an instructor in the library's computer class program. Participates in the library's online presence including contributing to the blog, social media outlets and other web-based technologies.

MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

MLS from an ALA accredited school, minimum of 3 years of library experience. Applicant must have excellent communication skills and demonstrated aptitude for serving the public, especially teens. The preferred candidate will be creative, have some supervisory experience, a proven track record of implementing innovative library services, and experience implementing web 2.0 technologies to engage a targeted population. The successful candidate must enjoy working directly with teens.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Submit cover letter, application/resume, and three professional references to: http://applitrack.com/nashua/onlineapp/

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED ONLINE UNTIL POSITION IS FILLED

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Reference Supervisor, Nashua Public Library, Nashua, NH

PRIMARY DUTIES

This is a full-time supervisor level position in a busy public library. Beyond regular hours at the public service desk, this person manages a staff of 6 people and has primary responsibility for planning and managing technology training and assistance, local history and genealogy collections, ILL services and other reference services. This person will have regular collection development duties and play an active role in the selection and evaluation of our electronic resources. As a member of the senior staff, this person will participate in long range planning and working to implement our goals of being involved in our community, and the use of technology to enhance our traditional services. This person may serve as the library's liaison to a variety of community organizations and events to actively promote the library's services.

MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

ALA accredited M.L.S. degree and 5 years' experience in a library, including supervisory experience. Applicant must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and a demonstrated aptitude for serving the public and supervising staff. Experience in technology instruction is preferred.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Submit applications/resume, list of three professional references and cover letter at: http://applitrack.com/nashua/onlineapp/

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED ONLINE UNTIL POSITION IS FILLED

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Manager of Adult Learning Services, Hartford Public Library, Hartford, CT

Job Description:
Administers the system-wide development and implementation of a technology-rich teaching and learning environment for all aspects of formal and informal public education for adults 17 and older. Works with community and municipal stakeholders to strategically align initiatives, coordinate utilization of grant resources, and streamline and standardize procedures toward the successful transition of adults into the workforce and post-secondary education. The Manager of Adult Education will report to the Chief Adult Learning Officer.

Requirements:

  • Master's Degree in Education, Library Science, or related field.
  • 5 years of experience in an administrative and managerial capacity, preferably in a nonprofit environment.
  • Experience managing federal grants.

Responsibilities and Skills:

  • Manage daily operations of the Adult Learning Program. Lead a diverse team of employees; responsible for supervising staff and contractors as well as coordinating public-facing services on a day to day basis.
  • Manage a portfolio of select projects related to Adult Learning; conduct research and analysis; identify opportunities for streamlining procedures and improving operations processes and maintain project budgets and activity reports.
  • Implement projects and oversee execution and roll out of project tasks including: requirement gathering, scoping, creation and management of project plans and schedules; monitoring deliverables and milestones; identifying options to overcome project obstacles; ensure timely grant reporting.
  • Broaden the scope of strategic partnerships through networking, focused outreach and participation in stakeholder convening.
  • Prospect new funding and resourcing opportunities; as part of a team, write grants to support program development; work with internal and external stakeholders to strategically align initiatives; coordinate utilization of grant resources; and, liaise with evaluators for reporting and assessment.
  • Maintains awareness of best practices and emerging technologies; coordinates with IT Department to ensure adequate technology infrastructure to meet goals of technology-enhanced teaching and learning environment.
  • Formulates and provides professional development to support library staff and instructors in the delivery of e-Learning resources and devices.
  • Collaborates closely with adult learner staff to ensure that students continue to make progress toward their employment and education goals by identifying and documenting student goals, performance measures, and referrals.
  • Plans and organizes internal and external meetings and workshops; developing agendas, capturing meeting minutes and follow-up actions items.
  • Develops presentations, writes blog posts, reports, white papers and other publications for promotion or dissemination of project activities.
  • Participates in relevant policy and planning committees and meetings; represents the adult learning interests of the Library in regional and state meetings, and serves as liaison to other key adult education providers within the state and region.
  • Other administrative duties in Adult Learning Department as required.

Hartford Public Library requires a Criminal Background Check and Pre- employment Drug testing on applicants who are selected as a finalist for the position. Applicants will be provided a copy of any positive drug test results. A criminal record does not necessarily eliminate you from employment with Hartford Public Library. Each conviction will be reviewed with respect to the offense, circumstances, seriousness, and the position for which you apply. E.O.E.

Application Instructions:
Full job description and application are available on our website: http://hplct.org/about/job-openings.

A completed signed application must be received in order to be considered for this position.
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Reference Services Librarian, Memorial Hall Library, Andover, MA

Under direction of a Library Department Coordinator, provide professional librarian services in various departments, including Reference, Teen Room, Technical Services or other assigned area. Provide patron assistance, collection development input, cataloging, program implementation, network sharing and community outreach.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Provide standard reference and assistance services to library patrons. Interview patrons to determine their specific needs and identify information sources to meet those needs. Instruct patrons in how to use information sources. Assist in the selection of reading or other materials. Instruct patrons in the use of library technology and equipment. Develop reading lists and other bibliographic materials. Process interlibrary loan requests and make referrals to community agencies.
  • Keep informed of changes in information technology and use on-line databases to answer information questions.
  • Use good customer service skills as described in the Library's Customer Service Policy, and all available technology and printed resources to answer requests for information accurately and promptly.
  • Participate in library collection development. Examine book reviews and other relevant materials and recommend selection of materials (books, periodicals, tapes, CDS, etc...) Assist in collection weeding. Initiate book and other materials purchases.
  • Manage the Library collection in area of responsibility.
  • Within area of assignment, responsible for the following: cataloging and classification; management of audiovisual and photocopying services; the periodical collection; the music library; government documents; the audio book collection; the language audio collection; college and educational materials; reference computers; the Andover Room; the Young Adult collection, Young Adult outreach, Children's Reference services; foreign language collections; and ESL collections.
  • Collaborate with other library staff to plan and implement Library services which meet the needs of the community. Set up and implement lectures, readings, story hours, exhibits, tours, training classes and such. Participate in selection of topic/event, development of publicity, promotion, and event supervision.
  • Cooperate with other libraries in MVLC to facilitate resource sharing.
  • Assist in book, magazine, video, audio visual and other special collections development and maintenance.

OTHER DUTIES

  • Assist, direct, check, train and guide library assistants, aides, pages and volunteers in the performance of their duties.
  • Attend and participate in department and library staff meetings and workshops.
  • Maintain required contacts to keep abreast of developments within field or areas of interest.
  • Continue education by attending professional conferences, reading professional literature, taking courses in library and library related subjects, and/or participating in Continuous Quality Improvement projects.
  • Serve as duty officer on evenings and weekends.
  • Perform related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Professional knowledge of library operations, policies and procedures.
  • Extensive knowledge of library technology products, including, but not limited to, the Internet, online databases, and the Evergreen system.
  • Working knowledge of PC hardware, word processing software, and spreadsheets.
  • On-line cataloging skills.
  • Familiarity with OCLC search methods; purchasing, editing and creating MARC records.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, and to establish positive public relations for the Town, department and/or division and to interact effectively with a wide variety of people.
  • Ability to conduct research and analyses related to professional librarian responsibilities.
  • Skill in adapting to new technologies and methodologies.
  • Commitment to excellence in customer service.
  • Ability to fairly and tactfully explain library policies to patrons and satisfactorily resolve any problems resulting from those policies.
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team.
  • Ability to continually balance the competing needs of large numbers of on-line, telephone and in-person library users.

Education and Experience

  • Duties require a Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an accredited ALA program; two or more years of library operational experience; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY
Provide guidance to paraprofessional staff, library assistants, aides, pages and volunteers.

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Curator of European Books, John Carter Brown Library, Providence, RI

The John Carter Brown Library has one of the world's most important collections of books related to the history of the Americas across the period stretching from the arrival of Europeans in the Americas (c. 1492) through to the end of the colonial period (c. 1825). European books on the history of the Americas lie distinctly at its core. Throughout its history, the Library has consistently added significant holdings to its world-renowned collection of Americana, including not only Spanish and Portuguese works but also Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Scandinavian and Slavic books. The Curator of European Books serves as the ambassador - and chief proselytizer - for these extraordinary collections. Responsibilities include: the Library's continued growth through acquisitions and collection development; its interpretation for scholars and the general public, through onsite and digital engagement; exhibition and publication preparation; the provision of reference services; identifying materials for preservation and conservation; and other duties as assigned by the Director/Librarian, to whom this position reports. It is essential that the incoming Curator of European Books have a solid grasp on the history of the Americas and to be able to effectively and meaningfully present material in imperial history, cultural history, the history of the book, and other relevant disciplines to staff, fellows, researchers, the Brown community, and the world outside of Brown.

Responsibilities Include:

  1. Promoting the Use of the Library Collection by Fellows, Researchers, Students, and Other Interested Publics: The Curator of European Books serves researchers both onsite and virtually by providing information about the JCB's collection - and especially its European books - to scholarly and nonscholarly constituencies. This requires continual study of the Library's holdings, mastery of relevant bibliographical resources, and a knowledge of the history of Europe and the Americas. Occasional assistance in the teaching of courses out of the collection will also be expected.
  2. Conducting Individual and Collaborative Research and Writing Based on the Collection: In order to enhance her/his understanding of the collection, the Curator of European Books is encouraged to undertake individual and collaborative research projects and to produce exhibitions based on the collection. It is expected that written articles will emerge from this research, which will be published either online as part of the Library's broader digital engagement, outreach, and curation program or through advanced scholarly journals that bring prominence and prestige to the Library. This research is by and large distinct from individual research projects that the curator may undertake, which would be outside of the curator's institutional time, although the Library will make every effort to support individual research undertaken by members of the curatorial staff as long as it does not interfere with other duties, and will provide dedicated time away from the Library to carry out such occasional research.
  3. Acquisitions and Collection Development: In conjunction with the Director and other members of the curatorial staff, the Curator of European Books will actively participate in acquisitions decisions. Deep knowledge of the existing collection is a prerequisite for wise counsel on acquisitions, as is regular contact and close relations with leading antiquarian book dealers and collectors. The Curator will engage with the current (and past) market in books to be able to recognize material that would fill gaps in the collection, to define areas where the collection might expand and deepen, and to advise on potential acquisitions in the areas of European books and occasional manuscripts across the range of geographic fields, as well as secondary resources in all forms, analog and digital.
  4. Digital Engagement, Outreach, and Collection Management: The Curator of European Books is involved with the cataloguing, storage, conservation and preservation of materials in a variety of formats, especially books and manuscripts. As the Library moves toward an increasingly digital profile, however, the Curator of European Books will also engage with all aspects of the Library's digital presence. It is therefore essential that s/he understand or can learn aspects of digitizing programs to prepare materials for them and to manipulate digitized images afterwards, with particular emphasis on the control of metadata and search engines. The incumbent will also manage and manipulate social media tools to serve as a vehicle for content about materials from the collection and share this content with a wider community as an ambassador of the collection.
  5. Assisting the Director in Fulfilling the Mission of the Institution: The Curator of European Books reports directly to the Director/Librarian of the JCB. As a result, it is essential that the curator be cognizant of the larger strategic goals of the institution and serve as a supportive member of the Library's senior staff. In public settings, the incumbent would be expected to discuss and reinforce current programs and activities as s/he discusses the history and traditions of the institution. It is also important that the Curator function as a project manager for long- term projects that are conceived of by the Director and carried out by all divisions of the Library, including but not limited to exhibitions, programming, and publications.

Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or extensive curatorial/scholarly experience in a field related to European and/or Atlantic world history, including but not limited to history, art history, literary studies, geography, anthropology, or other cognate disciplines; minimum of 5 years of experience with library collections; experience with the stewardship of unique materials and discovery tools to access these collections; knowledge of metadata and cataloguing concepts
  • Demonstrated aptitude for teaching and developing instructional materials for advanced researchers and students of all levels, including digital outreach and the use of electronic media for a robust range of pedagogical and scholarly activities
  • Demonstrated experience in rare materials and/or special collection libraries
  • Ability to speak publicly and write with demonstrable skill, including grant and proposal writing as well as advanced scholarship
  • Strong aptitude in foreign languages and knowledge of history/geography are essential
  • Interest in or ability to link traditional topics in the history of the Americas with emerging technologies, including digital humanities and/or web-based projects
  • Ability to manage projects effectively and independently; strong organizational, administrative and time management skills; initiative, confidence, and good judgment to prioritize, problem-solve, and execute tasks in a timely manager; ability to work with a diverse group of people, maintaining confidentiality, tact, and diplomacy.

Other Information:

Must occasionally be able to work at night and on weekends because of planned events and activities during those times, as well as occasional travel for professional meetings and scholarly activities. The successful candidate must pass a criminal background check and education verification.

To Apply: Applications may be submitted through Brown University's career opportunities website:

https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/staff-careers-brown/job/John-Carter-Brown-Library/Curator-of-European-Books---The-John-Carter-Brown-Library_REQ126252-1

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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Curator of Maps and Prints, John Carter Brown Library, Providence, RI

The John Carter Brown Library has one of the world's most important collections of maps and atlases related to the history of the Americas and, more broadly, to the entire world, across the period stretching from the earliest printed atlases (c. 1472) through to maps showcasing the end of the colonial period (c. 1825). The Library has consistently added significant geographical works to its world-renowned collection of Americana. The print collection, albeit smaller, has likewise continued to grow, and consists of a separate collection of prints as well as a collection of mostly British political cartoons. The George S. Parker II '51 Curator of Maps and Prints serves as the chief ambassador - and chief proselytizer - for both of these extraordinary collections. Responsibilities for this collection include: its continued growth through acquisitions and collection development; its interpretation for scholars and the general public, through onsite and digital engagement; exhibition and publication preparation; the provision of reference services; identifying materials for preservation and conservation; and other duties as assigned by the Director/Librarian, to whom this position reports. It is essential that the incoming Curator of Maps and Prints have a solid grasp on the history of the Americas and the history of maps (and, ideally, how the two intersect) so as to be able to answer reference questions concerning the collection, and to be able to effectively and meaningfully present cartographic material to staff, fellows, researchers, the Brown community, and the world outside of Brown.

Responsibilities Include:

  1. Promoting the Use of the Map and Print Collections by Fellows, Researchers, Students, and Other Interested Publics: The Curator of Maps and Prints serves researchers both onsite and virtually by providing information about the JCB's cartographic and print collection to scholarly and nonscholarly constituencies. This requires continual study of the Library's holdings, mastery of relevant bibliographical resources, and a knowledge of the history of cartography. Occasional assistance in the teaching of courses out of the collection will also be expected.
  2. Conducting Individual and Collaborative Research and Writing Based on the Collection: In order to enhance her/his understanding of the collection, the Curator of Maps and Prints is encouraged to undertake individual and collaborative research projects and to produce exhibitions based on the collection. It is expected that written articles will emerge from this research, which will be published either online as part of the Library's broader digital engagement, outreach, and curation program or through advanced scholarly journals that bring prominence and prestige to the Library. This research is by and large distinct from individual research projects that the curator may undertake, which would be outside of the curator's institutional time, although the Library will make every effort to support individual research undertaken by members of the curatorial staff as long as it does not interfere with other duties, and will provide dedicated time away from the Library to carry out such occasional research.
  3. Acquisitions and Collection Development: In conjunction with the Director and other members of the curatorial staff, the Maps and Prints Curator will actively participate in acquisitions decisions. Deep knowledge of the existing collection is a prerequisite for wise counsel on acquisitions, as is regular contact and close relations with leading antiquarian book and map dealers and collectors. The Curator will engage with the current (and past) market in maps and books to be able to recognize material that would fill gaps in the collection, to define areas where the collection might expand and deepen, and to advise on potential acquisitions in the areas of sheet maps, atlases, maps in books, prints and views, and secondary resources in all forms, analog and digital.
  4. Digital Engagement, Outreach, and Collection Management: The Curator of Maps and Prints is involved with the cataloguing, storage, conservation and preservation of materials in a variety of formats, but especially atlases, maps, and prints. As the Library moves toward an increasingly digital profile, however, the Curator of Maps and Prints will also engage with all aspects of the Library's digital presence. It is therefore essential that s/he understand or can learn aspects of digitizing programs to prepare materials for them and to manipulate digitized images afterwards, with particular emphasis on the control of metadata and search engines. The incumbent will also manage and manipulate social media tools to serve as a vehicle for content about cartographical materials from the collection and share this content with a wider community as an ambassador of the collection.
  5. Assisting the Director in Fulfilling the Mission of the Institution: The Curator of Maps and Prints reports directly to the Director/Librarian of the JCB. As a result, it is essential that the curator be cognizant of the larger strategic goals of the institution and serve as a supportive member of the Library's senior staff. In public settings, the incumbent would be expected to discuss and reinforce current programs and activities as s/he discusses the history and traditions of the institution. It is also important that the Curator function as a project manager for long-term projects that are conceived of by the Director and carried out by all divisions of the Library, including but not limited to exhibitions, programming, and publications.

Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or extensive curatorial/scholarly experience in a field related to the history of cartography, including but not limited to history, art history, literary studies, geography, anthropology, or other cognate disciplines; minimum of 5 years of experience with map and/or print collections; experience with the stewardship of unique collections and discovery tools to access these collections; knowledge of metadata and cataloguing concepts
  • Demonstrated aptitude for teaching and developing instructional materials for advanced researchers and students of all levels, including digital outreach and the use of electronic media for a robust range of pedagogical and scholarly activities
  • Demonstrated experience in rare materials and/or special collection libraries
  • Ability to speak publicly and write with demonstrable skill, including grant and proposal writing as well as advanced scholarship
  • Familiarity with or strong aptitude in foreign languages and knowledge of history/geography are highly desirable
  • Interest or ability in linking the study of historical maps and atlases with emerging technologies, including digital humanities and/or GIS-based projects
  • Ability to manage projects effectively and independently; strong organizational, administrative and time management skills; initiative, confidence, and good judgment to prioritize, problem-solve, and execute tasks in a timely manager; ability to work with a diverse group of people, maintaining confidentiality, tact, and diplomacy.

Other Information:

Must occasionally be able to work at night and on weekends because of planned events and activities during those times, as well as occasional travel for professional meetings and scholarly activities. The successful candidate must pass a criminal background check and education verification.

To Apply: Applications may be submitted through Brown University's career opportunities website:

https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/staff-careers-brown/job/John-Carter-Brown-Library/George-S-Parker-II--51-Curator-of-Maps-and-Prints---John-Carter-Brown-Library_REQ126169

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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Associate Director for Communications and Program Development, John Carter Brown Library, Providence, RI

The John Carter Brown Library is an independently administered and funded center for research in history and the humanities, founded in 1846 and located on the main green of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island since 1901. The library collects primary historical sources pertaining to North and South America before ca. 1825. The John Carter Brown Library has one of the world's most important collections of books related to the history of the Americas across the period stretching from the arrival of Europeans in the Americas (c. 1492) through to the end of the colonial period. 

The Associate Director for Communications and Program Development leads the John Carter Brown Library's strategic outreach and fundraising programs, building relationships with local, regional, national, and international partners to enhance the reputation of the JCB's world-renowned collection and supported scholarly research. By directing the Library's strategic communications, programming, and engagement efforts, the incumbent ensures that Library programs, priorities, and goals are communicated effectively through the Library's print publications, website, e-mail communication, as well as other channels internal and external to the Library. By developing and leading the JCB's fund development programs, in close coordination with the Library Director and in consultation with the Brown University Office of Advancement, the position is responsible for raising over $250,000 in annual board and membership contributions as well as long-term endowment funding initiatives. This position collaborates closely with the Library Director on matters related to fundraising, programming initiatives, communications strategy, and the Library's overarching research agenda.

Responsibilities Include:

  1. Lead the Library's national and international outreach to external institutions, networks and peer libraries and research centers, including strategic constituencies at Brown University, current and potential members of the Library's Association of Friends and Fellows, and other local constituencies: The Associate Director for Communications and Program Development will develop and advance a comprehensive strategic communications plan to promote the Library and its programs to a wide range of audiences. With the assistance of the Coordinator of Academic Programming and Public Outreach, the incumbent will promote the JCB's activities to its myriad constituencies and publics, from Providence to the four corners of the globe. This includes research libraries throughout the Americas, cultural institutions in New England and the nation, and other important scholarly centers that relate to the Library's mission. Supporting efforts include networking, strategic planning, audience identification, message development, design oversight, and ongoing efforts to present the John Carter Brown Library at conferences involving strategic partnerships. The Associate Director will: write and produce all related publications and web communications; develop targeted communication channels, messages, and visuals that support Library goals with institutional research partners, national and international networks, donors and the broader public; oversee all aspects of publications including copy development, design, printing, and mailing of all publications projects, including special publications to support fundraising, substantive newsletters and annual reports, donor stewardship materials, marketing brochures, websites, and event publicity. Distribution will include peer institutions, international research networks, members of the Brown community (including Corporation members), alumni, donors, senior administrators, faculty, students, research fellows and peer academic institutions, and other external audiences as appropriate. This position will also ensure that the Library's web communications and website are linked to ongoing activities at the Library, including curatorial activities, public outreach, cataloguing and acquisitions, and the like.
  2. Raise annual, endowment, and external grant funds to support the Library. Work with Library leadership and others to generate increasing philanthropic support for Library programs: Develop and achieve the Library's fundraising goals, set in consultation with the Director and the Library's Board of Governors. Work closely with the Brown University Office of Advancement and Chairman of the Library's Association of Friends and Fellows to implement fundraising strategies for expanded annual giving goals, including but not limited to direct mail programs, call and e-mail strategies, planning giving, direct donor solicitation, and effective stewardship. Work with Advancement and University leadership to increase endowment giving through targeted comprehensive solicitations. Conduct donor research, serve as liaison between Advancement and the Board of Governors, develop donor cultivation and solicitation events, and oversee donor recognition. With Director and Associate Librarian, contribute to grant proposals to support Library programs, including international and interdisciplinary partnerships. This position is responsible for raising over $250,000 in annual gifts, actively increasing the Library's endowment to support ongoing and new initiatives, and developing new sources of external funding.
  3. Advising the Director on Matters related to Communications, Public Relations, and Fundraising and Assisting Overall in Fulfilling the Mission of the Institution: The Associate Director for Communications and Program Development reports directly to the Director/Librarian of the JCB. As a result, it is essential that the incumbent be cognizant of the larger strategic goals of the institution and serve as a supportive member of the Library's senior staff. The Associate Director will work closely with the Director to plan major initiatives and develop implementation strategies, serving as a resource of the director to develop internal policies. In public settings, the incumbent would be expected to discuss and reinforce current programs and activities as s/he discusses the history and traditions of the institution. It is also important that the Associate Director function as a project manager for long-term projects that are conceived of by the Director and carried out by all divisions of the Library, including but not limited to fundraising, communications, programming, and publications.
  4. Supervise staff members who coordinate academic programming, public outreach, and fellowship program: The Associate Director for Communications, Programs, and Development will also supervise two staff positions: the Coordinator for Academic Programming and Public Outreach and the Fellowships Coordinator. The first position will support many of the activities of the Associate Director, working in close collaboration to advance institutional priorities. The second position, chiefly responsible for managing the Fellowship program, will also work closely with the Associate Director to provide information on the research activities of fellows and help to hone the communications strategy with regard to ongoing and future research priorities.

Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree strongly preferred
  • Minimum of 7 to 10 years of relevant work experience, with background in development and/or public relations strongly preferred. Proven ability to solicit gifts and work with major donors essential
  • Ability to interact with a wide variety of constituencies, locally, nationally and internationally. These include Board members, University administrators, librarians, research fellows and scholars, and members of the general public
  • Familiarity with foreign languages and knowledge of history/geography would be desirable, but not required
  • Discretion in handling donor data; ability to maintain confidentiality regarding financial information.
  • Accomplished and strategic communicator with excellent writing, public speaking, fundraising, presentation, and planning skills, including grant and proposal writing. Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and meet tight deadlines.
  • Experience with Blackbaud or other donor management software and/or information management skills a plus.
  • Management experience and demonstrated leadership capacity.

Other Information:

Must occasionally be able to work at night and on weekends because of planned events and activities during those times, as well as occasional travel for professional meetings and scholarly activities. The successful candidate must pass a criminal background check and education verification.

To Apply: Applications may be submitted through Brown University's career opportunities website:

https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/staff-careers-brown/job/John-Carter-Brown-Library/Associate-Director-for-Communications-and-Program-Development---John-Carter-Brown-Library_REQ126242

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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Full-time Librarian, Lexington Montessori School, Lexington, MA

Lexington Montessori School seeks a full-time Librarian to promote a love of literature and the development of information skills both in the classrooms and the community at large. This person collaborates with classroom teachers at all levels to develop and deliver a cohesive, fully integrated library curriculum.  He or she coordinates the development of library and classroom literature collections. 

Candidates should have experience working with both children and adults, as this creative, self-directed position requires flexibility and collaboration. Montessori background is an advantage. Candidates for this position have a love of reading and learning, a passion for alternative education, and an infectious sense of curiosity about the world. Candidates should understand the development of children's ability to assimilate and understand literature, information skills, and information needs. They should share LMS' commitment to respectful celebration of differences.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Please send a cover letter articulating your interest in the position, your resume, and three letters of reference to employ@lexmontessori.org

http://www.lexmontessori.org/page/List-Detail?pk=96168&fromId=212934

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Library Aide, Randall Public Library, Stow, MA

The Town of Stow is seeking a qualified candidate for the part time position of Library Aide at the Randall Public Library.

Rate of Pay Based on Experience: $14.25-$17.86 per hour

Hours of Employment: 28 hours per week

Qualifications: High School Diploma or higher. Good communications skills and all applicants must enjoy working with the public (including children and young adults). Must pass a CORI check. All applicants must be computer literate and willing to learn new software applications. Preferred candidates will have library related clerical experience or are currently studying for an MLS.

Benefits: This is a non- union position and includes health care benefits, paid holidays, vacations and personal leave time.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for circulation duties at the reference desk including processing in-coming and out-going library materials using the Minuteman Library Network's Millennium software.
  • Answer reference questions with the support of the Library Director and other library staff (may include the use of the computer catalog and internet).
  • Answer phones, reserve meeting rooms, process museum passes.
  • Assist patrons in locating materials in the collection, as well as helping them with computers, and copy machine questions and problems.
  • Promote and participate in library programs and services and special events as requested by the Library Director including updates to social media sites and online advertising.
  • Update library website.
  • Catalog and process new materials into the collection.
  • Register new patrons.
  • Assist the Library Director in weeding the collection and advising the Director of the need to purchase and replace materials.
  • Complete assignments of Library Director as needed.

Physical Demands: The Library Aide must be able to bend, stand and lift at least 20 pounds.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Melissa Fournier, Library Director, Randall Public Library, 19 Crescent St., Stow, MA 01775, or mfournier@minlib.net starting July 18, 2016. Applications will be accepted until 5:00 pm August 18, 2016.

Stow is an equal opportunity employer

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Health Science Librarian, California State University, Sacramento, CA

As the center of campus intellectual discovery, the Sacramento State University Library promotes teaching, learning, research, and scholarly communication at the University by integrating the Library with campus student success programs and instruction. One of twenty-three libraries in the California State University System, the Library holds over 1.4 million volumes, comprised of print and electronic monographs and serials, and is a Federal Document Depository. The Library's mission is to inspire excellence in teaching, learning, and scholarly activities.

The University Library is undergoing rapid transformation with new leadership, a forward-thinking vision, and a deep commitment to improving the campus learning environment. We welcome individuals with diverse backgrounds to join our growing organization of over 20 Library faculty, 25 staff and approximately 20 FTE student assistants.

A successful California State University, Sacramento faculty member promotes the values celebrated by a public, regional, comprehensive, metropolitan university. At Sacramento State, the quality of the education we provide is our top priority. In addition to contributing positively to teaching and learning, faculty members are expected to engage in scholarship and to provide service to the University and to the greater community. Our campus community represents the broad diversity of our state, and we believe that all are enriched and unified by this diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people with the commitment and ability to work with a diverse student population.

Duties/Responsibilities
Under the general direction of the Head of Reference and Instruction Department, the Health Sciences Librarian shares responsibilities with other Science Librarians for disciplines within the College of Health and Human Services. Responsibility includes providing high-quality services to a diverse constituency of students and faculty including course related library instruction, development of library collections, and liaison responsibilities with the departments of Nursing, Kinesiology, and Health Science, Physical Therapy, and Speech Pathology and Audiology.

Scholarly or creative achievement, contributions to the Library and the University, professional development, and contributions to the community are all responsibilities of Library Faculty.

Qualifications
REQUIRED:

  • American Library Association accredited Master's degree or equivalent.
  • Two-years of professional library experience or equivalent.
  • Practical knowledge of health science information resources and/or academic coursework in
  • the health sciences.
  • Experience in embedding information literacy into curriculum and planning for programmatic
  • library instruction.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the learning and research process in higher education.
  • Ability to incorporate technology into reference and instruction services,
  • Demonstrated teaching ability and strong commitment to student learning.
  • Demonstrated service orientation, interpersonal skills, and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse populations that are reflective of a wide
  • range of backgrounds and cultural heritage and social identities.

PREFERRED:

  • Bachelor or Master's degree in a health science related area or a RN/LVN.
  • Experience in collaborating with campus partners to include information literacy instruction
  • into the health science or general education program in the undergraduate curriculum.
  • Knowledge of instructional design theory, principles and practices.
  • Experience with outreach, marketing, and promotion of library services to the campus and
  • community.
  • Experience with assessment of library services to the students and teaching faculty.
  • Collection Development experience in the Health Sciences.
  • Knowledge of open access, affordable learning solutions, intellectual property rights, and
  • open publishing options.
  • Knowledge of data management and/or library repositories.

Appointment
This is a full-time (12-month) tenure track position at the Assistant/Senior Assistant Librarian rank with an expected start date in Fall 2016.

Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

Application Review
Review of applications will begin on August 24, 2016; position is open until filled.

Application Procedures
Applications are only accepted through the Sacramento State jobs website located at http://www.csus.edu/about/employment. Instructions on how to apply can also be found at this link. External applicants can apply by clicking on the Faculty, Staff, and Management Opportunities link.

For questions regarding application requirements for Job #101708, please send an email tofacultyemployment@csus.edu.  Please include the Job ID # in the subject line of the email.

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Undergraduate Experience Librarian, California State University, Sacramento, CA

As the center of campus intellectual discovery, the Sacramento State University Library promotes teaching, learning, research, and scholarly communication at the University by integrating the Library with campus student success programs and instruction. One of twenty-three libraries in the California State University System, the Library holds over 1.4 million volumes, comprised of print and electronic monographs and serials, and is a Federal Document Depository. The Library's mission is to inspire excellence in teaching, learning, and scholarly activities.

The University Library is undergoing rapid transformation with new leadership, a forward-thinking vision, and a deep commitment to improving the campus learning environment. We welcome individuals with diverse backgrounds to join our growing organization of over 20 Library faculty, 25 staff and approximately 20 FTE student assistants.

A successful California State University, Sacramento faculty member promotes the values celebrated by a public, regional, comprehensive, metropolitan university. At Sacramento State, the quality of the education we provide is our top priority. In addition to contributing positively to teaching and learning, faculty members are expected to engage in scholarship and to provide service to the University and to the greater community. Our campus community represents the broad diversity of our state, and we believe that all are enriched and unified by this diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people with the commitment and ability to work with a diverse student population.

Duties/Responsibilities
Sacramento State University seeks a creative, energetic, and dynamic Undergraduate Experience Librarian. The successful candidate will report to the Head of the Reference and Library Instruction Department and is responsible for designing, developing and implementing library programs in collaboration with the University First Year Experience and other student service programs for freshmen and newly transferred students. Working with these key campus partners, this position will develop targeted pathways that enhance student's first interactions with the University Library.

  • Develops and coordinates scalable library programs to reach first-year and transfer students
  • across colleges, departments, and other campus partners in conjunction with campus
  • outreach initiatives.
  • Responsible for programming for new students including first year and transfer students.
  • Provides effective and scalable online instruction modules, research guides and other
  • learning objects for first year/transfer students.
  • Designs, develops, creates, implements, and evaluates digital learning objects in support of
  • information literacy and library instruction.
  • Assesses the impact of first year and transfer library programs on student learning outcomes
  • and retention/graduation rates.
  • Builds relationships and communicates regularly with University units and programs that
  • support the undergraduate experience.
  • Acts as the point-person for Library welcoming events.
  • Provides reference and research consultation for students in-person or using alternative
  • technologies.
  • Schedule includes some evening and weekend assignments.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Scholarly or creative achievement, contributions to the Library and the University, professional development, and contributions to the community are all responsibilities of Library Faculty.

Qualifications
REQUIRED:

  • American Library Association accredited Master's degree, or equivalent credentials in
  • information science or from foreign universities.
  • Experience in embedding information literacy into the undergraduate curriculum.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the learning and research process, especially as it relates to
  • first-year students.
  • Demonstrated teaching ability and a commitment to undergraduate student learning.
  • Demonstrated service orientation, interpersonal skills, and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse populations that are reflective of a wide
  • range of backgrounds and cultural heritage and social identities.

PREFERRED:

  • Two-year professional librarian or teaching experience or equivalent.
  • Experience in collaborating with campus partners to include information literacy instruction
  • into the general education program in the undergraduate curriculum.
  • Experience in instructional programmatic planning.
  • Experience incorporating technology into reference and instruction services.
  • Knowledge of instructional design theory, principles and practices.
  • Experience with outreach, marketing, and promotion of library services and resources to the
  • campus and regional community.
  • Experience with program assessment related to student success.

Appointment
This is a full-time (12-month) tenure track position at the Assistant/Senior Assistant Librarian rank with an expected start date in Fall 2016.

Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

Application Review
Review of applications will begin on August 24, 2016; position is open until filled.

Application Procedures
Applications are only accepted through the Sacramento State jobs website located at http://www.csus.edu/about/employment. Instructions on how to apply can also be found at this link. External applicants can apply by clicking on the Faculty, Staff, and Management Opportunities link.

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Social Science Librarian, California State University, Sacramento, CA

As the center of campus intellectual discovery, the Sacramento State University Library promotes teaching, learning, research, and scholarly communication at the University by integrating the Library with campus student success programs and instruction. One of twenty-three libraries in the California State University System, the Library holds over 1.4 million volumes, comprised of print and electronic monographs and serials, and is a Federal Document Depository. The Library's mission is to inspire excellence in teaching, learning, and scholarly activities.

The University Library is undergoing rapid transformation with new leadership, a forward-thinking vision, and a deep commitment to improving the campus learning environment. We welcome individuals with diverse backgrounds to join our growing organization of over 20 Library faculty, 25 staff and approximately 20 FTE student assistants.

A successful California State University, Sacramento faculty member promotes the values celebrated by a public, regional, comprehensive, metropolitan university. At Sacramento State, the quality of the education we provide is our top priority. In addition to contributing positively to teaching and learning, faculty members are expected to engage in scholarship and to provide service to the University and to the greater community. Our campus community represents the broad diversity of our state, and we believe that all are enriched and unified by this diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people with the commitment and ability to work with a diverse student population.

Duties/Responsibilities

Under the general direction of the Head of Reference and Instruction Department, the Social Science Librarian shares responsibilities with other Science Librarians for disciplines within the College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies. Responsibilities include providing high-quality services, to a diverse constituency of students and faculty including course related library instruction, development of library collections, and liaison responsibilities with the departments including Psychology and Women Studies.

Scholarly or creative achievement, contributions to the Library and the University, professional development, and contributions to the community are all responsibilities of Library Faculty.

Qualifications
REQUIRED:

  • American Library Association accredited Master's degree or equivalent.
  • Two-years of professional library experience or equivalent.
  • Practical knowledge of social science information resources and/or academic coursework in
  • psychology or social science.
  • Experience in embedding information literacy into curriculum and planning for programmatic
  • library instruction.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the learning and research process in higher education.
  • Ability to incorporate technology into library reference and instruction services.
  • Demonstrated teaching ability and a strong commitment to student learning.
  • Demonstrated service orientation, interpersonal skills, and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse populations that are reflective of a wide
  • range of backgrounds and cultural heritage and social identities.

PREFERRED:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in psychology or other social science areas.
  • Experience in collaborating with campus partners to include information literacy instruction
  • into the social science or general education program in the undergraduate curriculum.
  • Knowledge of instructional design theory, principles and practices.
  • Experience with outreach, marketing, and promotion of library services to the campus and
  • community.
  • Experience with assessment of library services to the students and teaching faculty.
  • Collection development experience in psychology or the social sciences.
  • Knowledge of open access, affordable learning solutions, intellectual property rights, and
  • open publishing options.
  • Knowledge of data management and/or library repositories.

Appointment
This is a full-time (12-month) tenure track position at the Assistant/Senior Assistant Librarian rank with an expected start date in Fall 2016.

Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.


Application Review
Review of applications will begin on August 24, 2016; position is open until filled.

Application Procedures
Applications are only accepted through the Sacramento State jobs website located at http://www.csus.edu/about/employment. Instructions on how to apply can also be found at this link. External applicants can apply by clicking on the Faculty, Staff, and Management Opportunities link. 

For questions regarding application requirements for Job #101711, please send an email to facultyemployment@csus.edu.  Please include the Job ID # in the subject line of the email.

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Law Library Director, Johnson County Government, Olathe, KS

Director of the Law Library, Johnson County Government, in Olathe, Kansas is seeking applicants for Law Library Director. Johnson County is one of the nation's premier counties, providing comprehensive services to its citizens in its role as a leading organization in the Kansas City metropolitan area. The Johnson County community is nestled in the southwestern quadrant of the Kansas City metropolitan area (combined population of 2 million) and exhibits all of the hallmarks of a great community: a thriving and growing business sector; nationally-recognized public schools; first-class cultural and recreational amenities; and distinctive and welcoming neighborhoods. Johnson County is a growing and diverse community of more than 575,000 residents.

This position will oversee all operations of the Johnson County Law Library under the direction of the Law Library Board of Trustees and will supervise a group of three Law Library employees. Other duties include:

  • Directs Law Library operations in accordance with Law Library Board of Trustees policies and procedures; works with the Board to develop and carry out the strategic plan; recommends, develops, and maintains policies and procedures; manages procurement of services and equipment; tracks legislation that impacts the Library, Board, and the profession; administers and negotiates Library contracts; develops Library performance standards; measures and collects statistical information; prepares annual report with statistical summary of library activities; prepares monthly Director's report and minutes for Board meeting; maintains Board records and coordinates insurance coverage; participates in County Management Team meetings; attends BOCC Public Safety Special Program Area Review (SPAR) meetings as needed; directs planning, design, and furnishing of Library in proposed new Courthouse; maintains working relationships with County and Court leadership, the County Bar Association, and attorneys.
  • Evaluates existing collection, assesses information needs, and develops collection policy; selects print materials or electronic services for purchase; directs cataloging and processing of Library materials according to national standards; continually improves the integrated library system appropriate to the needs of the Library users; monitors acquisitions, serials, cataloging, circulation and online catalog module operations; develops and maintains cataloging procedures and policies; coordinates software and hardware upgrades, IT support services, and related contracts; monitors filing of loose leaf services; maintains an accurate and efficient circulation system; monitors circulation services, policies and procedures; supervises maintenance of circulation records and statistics; develops, creates, and maintains the library's online presence; evaluates the need for new and emerging technologies and implements required changes.
  • Establishes and implements reference service policies; organizes reference training and skills development; assists users with reference and legal research using information resources in a variety of formats; trains users in commercial research databases, coordinating with vendors where appropriate; teaches Library users and colleagues with different needs and skill levels; coordinates staffing and monitors work flow and processes to assure uninterrupted service to Library users; monitors the interlibrary loan service; administers online legal research contracts and training; compile statistics; provides annual reference service performance measures to County Management and Budget Analyst.
  • Prepares annual Library budget; monitors and oversees maintenance of accurate financial records; monitors the collection and deposit of Court filing fee revenue and annual attorney registration fees; forecasts revenues and expenditures for the budget year; links strategic priorities to budget process; monitors revenues and expenditures and oversees preparation of monthly financial reports for library Board; provides information to Treasury and Financial Management (TFM) as needed; monitors payment of invoices.
  • Directs development of the Library web page content and presentation; promotes and markets library materials and services; contributes items for publication in the Johnson County Bar Association BarLetter, JoCo in the Know and JoCo Magazine; explains Policies and Procedures to patrons.

A Master's degree in Library or Information Science is required. Five years of library management experience is also required. A Juris Doctorate is preferred. One year of supervisory and budgeting experience is also preferred.

Johnson County is an equal opportunity/equal access employer and offers a competitive salary and benefits package. The expected salary range for this position is $53,787 to $73,957 annually. For consideration, apply online at http://www.jocogov.org/dept/human-resources/career-opportunities/jobs-open-public.

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Acquisitions & Administrative Assistant, Wheelock College, Boston, MA

Job Description:

Wheelock College Library seeks an Acquisitions and Administrative Assistant to provide support services to the Academic Resources department which is comprised of the Library and the Earl Center for Learning & Innovation.

Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Manages acquisitions including ordering, receiving, and invoicing
  • Maintains acquisition information in the electronic resource management system
  • Maintains financial, acquisitions, serials and other administrative records and data
  • Prepares reports for internal administrative use and for external agencies
  • Monitors and orders supplies
  • Processes all Academic Resources invoices for payment and reconciles invoice discrepancies with vendors
  • Manages serials including check-in, processing, subscription updates, and verification of serials invoices

Requirements:

  • Experienced in administrative support
  • Familiar with library operations and systems
  • Must be detail-oriented and well organized
  • Fluent in the use of Microsoft Office Suite, in particular in the use of Excel
  • College degree preferred
  • Must be enthusiastic about working a highly collaborative environment where exemplary public service is the norm

Additional Information:

Commitment to Diversity  
 
Wheelock is a diverse community devoted to promoting and acceptance of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, or physical ability. Each employee, regardless of position, is thus expected to support actively the College's commitment to such diversity by displaying a positive attitude toward and acceptance of all employees and students regardless of such differences.  
Wheelock College is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer

Application Instructions:

Please submit a cover letter and resume.  Review of applications will begin immediately; position is open until filled. 

https://wheelock.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=74035

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Access Services Librarian, Wheelock College, Boston, MA

Job Description:

Wheelock College is looking for an energetic Access Services Librarian to provide leadership in planning, evaluating and delivering access services. The Access Services Librarian manages circulation, Interlibrary Loan, and reserve services and supervises public services staff in a highly collaborative environment where exemplary public service is the norm.

Responsibilities:

  • Manages all access services operations, including circulation, Interlibrary Loan, and print and electronic course reserves
  • Supervises Access Services Associate
  • Hires, trains, schedules, and oversees student workers  and part-time casual staff
  • Regularly provides reference services and assists in covering service desk shifts as needed; may assist in providing instruction services
  • Responsible for overseeing maintenance of stack and patron use areas ; participates in space use evaluation and planning
  • Contributes to development of Library collections
  • Participates in development of Academic Resources websites and publications

Requirements:

  • Master's degree in library or information science
  • 2 or more years of public services experience in libraries
  • Demonstrated managerial, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Ability to both take initiative and lead as well as work collaboratively within a team
  • Ability to work evening or weekend hours as needed

Additional Information:

Commitment to Diversity  
Wheelock is a diverse community devoted to promoting and acceptance of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, or physical ability. Each employee, regardless of position, is thus expected to support actively the College's commitment to such diversity by displaying a positive attitude toward and acceptance of all employees and students regardless of such differences.  
Wheelock College is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer

Application Instructions:

Please submit a cover letter and resume.  Review of applications will begin immediately; position is open until filled.https://wheelock.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp;jsessionid=31CB6E56CA0B4B75FE72CD1F658CF27D?JOBID=74043

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Reference and Instruction Librarian, Southern New Hampshire University, Hooksett, NH

The Shapiro Library at Southern New Hampshire University seeks an engaged, service-oriented Reference and Instruction Librarian who welcomes the opportunity to offer services that meet the learning needs of SNHU students, faculty, and staff. The position will collaborate with Library Faculty and Staff in the pursuit of promoting and supporting student success throughout the University divisions of University College, College of Online and Continuing Education, and College for America.

Under the guidance of the Head of Reference, the Librarian works as a member of a collaborative staff providing prompt, courteous, and supportive reference service to all library users seeking information in person, by phone, or via electronic means such as email or chat. The position will be scheduled by the Head of Reference for approximately twenty hours a week on the desk, including one weekend day. Under the guidance of the Information Literacy and Assessment Librarian, the Librarian delivers assigned information literacy instruction for University programs. This librarian will help strengthen an innovative instruction program to best serve a diverse student population.
Essential duties and responsibilities of this position include the following:

  • Staffs the reference desk and provides service to all SNHU community members
  • Conducts thorough reference interviews to determine users' questions and extent of information needed
  • Teaches library instruction sessions and consults with faculty and the Information Literacy & Assessment Librarian to develop appropriate information literacy content
  • Instructs library users on use of print and electronic resources
  • Assists users in developing research strategies to locate, evaluate, and use resources in an effective and ethical manner
  • Assists users with general information on citation styles, technology and University information
  • Assists with basic troubleshooting of access issues and/or refers to appropriate person or department
  • Works with scheduled individual students via phone and/or videoconference as assigned
  • Participates in Library, University, and outside professional committees, conferences and other scholarly and developmental opportunities
  • Liaisons with specific University unit as assigned
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program
  • One to three years of academic library experience
  • Recent reference experience
  • Recent academic library instruction experience or relevant internship or coursework
  • Experience utilizing ACRL Standards and Frameworks in library instruction
  • Experience creating asynchronous learning objects including research guides (LibGuides), tutorials or videos

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with distance education students
  • Degree or minor in Education or similar background
  • Experience teaching credit-bearing coursework
  • High level of comfort with technology

Work Hours:
Tuesday-Friday University hours of 8:00am to 4:30pm. Required Saturdays 9:30am to 6:00pm.

Apply here: https://snhu.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/External_Career_Site/job/Manchester-NH---North-River-Road/Reference-and-Instruction-Librarian_R0000177

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Call for Submissions: ASIS&T Featuring Doctoral Student Research

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

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

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

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: September 1, 2016

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

  • Your Name and affiliation
  • Your dissertation title, and the name of your advisor(s)
  • What your research is about? How you went about it? What your findings indicate; and why it matters... (or any variant of these questions).

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

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

VIDEO LENGTH: Up to 5 minutes.

Video Language: We are an international association, so we welcome a variety of languages. For more information, please contact Dr. Iris Xie - hiris@uwm.edu<mailto:hiris@uwm.edu>

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

  • Subject line: "Doctoral Research @ ASIS&T"
  • Your full name and affiliation
  • Email address
  • Video Title
  • URL to your video file
  • You grant ASIS&T the right to feature your video on the ASIST website.

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

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

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


Call for Submissions: iConference 2017

iConference 2017 | Effect • Expand • Evolve: Global Collaboration Across the Information Community

Wuhan, China
March 22-25, 2017
Conference website: http://ischools.org/the-iconference/
Conference submissions site: https://www.conftool.com/iConference2017/

We are now accepting submissions for iConference 2017, our twelfth annual gathering of scholars, researchers and professionals who share an interest in the critical information issues of contemporary information society.

iConference 2017 takes place March 22-25, 2017, in Wuhan, China. The theme of this first-ever Asia-based iConference is "Effect • Expand • Evolve: Global Collaboration Across the Information Community."

Authors and organizers can now submit materials using our secure submissions website: https://www.conftool.com/iConference2017/. The official proceedings will be published in the open access Illinois Digital Environment for Access to Learning and Scholarship (IDEALS). The submissions deadline is September 16, 2016.

iConference 2017 is jointly hosted by the Wuhan University School of Information Management and Korea's Sungkyunkwan University Library & Information Science and Data Science Department. The 3,500-year-old city of Wuhan represents a combination of ancient culture and modern living, and conference participants are assured a memorable and rewarding experience.

As always, the iConference will include peer-reviewed papers, posters, workshops and sessions for interaction and engagement, interspersed with multiple opportunities for networking. Early career and next generation researchers can engage in the Doctoral Student Colloquium and Early Career Colloquium.

New this year are special conference programs focused on iSchool Best Practices, and also on iSchools and Industry Partnership. In addition, there will be a special track for papers originating in China.

The iConference brings together scholars and researchers addressing critical information issues in contemporary society. The iConference pushes the boundaries of information studies, explores core concepts and ideas, and creates new technological and conceptual configurations--all shaping interdisciplinary discourses. Affiliation with a member iSchool is not required--all information scholars, researchers, and practitioners are encouraged to make submissions. Visit our website for more information, including sample topics and links to past proceedings: http://ischools.org/the-iconference/

The iConference is presented by the iSchools organization (www.ischools.org), a worldwide association of information schools dedicated to advancing the information field, and preparing students to meet the information challenges of the 21st Century. The event is sponsored by Microsoft Research, and other sponsorships are available.

IMPORTANT LINKS

SUBMISSION INFORMATION

All submissions must be in English using our official template. All work should be original and not previously published. Complete guidelines can be found on the Author Instructions page: http://ischools.org/the-iconference/program/author-instructions/

All submissions are due by September 16, 2016.

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Assistant Librarian, Peabody Institute Library, Danvers, MA

Duties/Description: Assistant Librarian for a busy municipal library; 16.75 hours per week, year-round position; work schedule includes Tuesday evenings, Wednesday afternoons and every other Saturday and Sunday (Sundays Labor Day to Memorial Day only). Opportunities for additional hours on a fill-in basis.

Specific Duties: Performs the following duties on one or more of the public service

  • Performs circulation transactions to include checking materials in/out, placing and delivering patrons holds, renewing loans, advising patrons as to the status of their account, registering new patrons, performing catalog searches, receiving/processing materials and acting as reader's advisor.
  • Provides reference/information services to patrons.
  • Answers general library inquiries and questions.
  • Explains and enforces library policies and procedures to patrons.
  • Maintains orderliness of the departmental service area.
  • Performs other tasks as assigned.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and library experience both preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Demonstrated ability to relate to patrons and staff with a friendly, courteous and professional manner required. Must be capable of lifting and carrying up to 35 pounds. Duties require frequent walking, stooping and kneeling.

The position will be subject to a 90 day probationary work period.

Hourly Wage: $16.21 to $20.40 per hour in 7 steps

Closing Date: July 30, 2016

Send: Forward a cover letter and resume by July 30, 2016 via email to meger@noblenet.org or send hard copy to: Drew Meger, Peabody Institute Library, 15 Sylvan Street, Danvers, MA 01923.

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Instruction and Scholarly Communication Librarian, Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA

Do you have a passion for teaching and working with students in a small-college setting?  Do you enjoy the challenge of designing new programs and initiatives?  Do you want to make a difference as a part of a service-oriented team?  Elizabethtown College's High Library invites a creative, nimble, enthusiastic librarian to join its collaborative staff.  Position duties include:

  • providing information literacy instruction and research support to undergraduate and graduate students in a variety of disciplines
  • partnering with faculty to adopt innovative teaching approaches for the in-person, embedded, and online delivery of the library's information literacy program
  • serving as a liaison to several academic departments and areas
  • consulting with students individually and in small groups for research assistance
  • coordinating the library's reference desk activities
  • starting a scholarly communications program that showcases outstanding College scholarship and that supports student and faculty authors at various stages of the publishing process
  • joining a library team for the creation of an institutional repository
  • acting as a campus resource for questions involving author rights, advanced database searching, citation management, copyright, and related topics

The successful self-motivated candidate will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, a positive attitude, and an ability to embrace change.  A Master's degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution and at least two years of relevant work experience are required.  Experience with instructional design is strongly preferred.

Located in southeastern Pennsylvania near Harrisburg and Lancaster (on an Amtrak line, and within a two-hour drive of Baltimore and Philadelphia), Elizabethtown College offers its 1,900 students more than 53 academic programs in the liberal arts, sciences and professional studies.  Driven by its motto to "Educate for Service," Elizabethtown centers learning in strong relationships, links classroom instruction with experiential learning, emphasizes international and cross-cultural perspectives, and nurtures the capacity for lives of purpose and leadership as global citizens.  For more information, consult www.etown.edu.

To apply, please visit http://etown.peopleadmin.com/postings/888.

All application materials must be received by Friday, August 5, 2016.

As an equal opportunity employer, Elizabethtown College is seeking candidates who will enhance the diversity of its faculty, staff, and administration.

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Labeling Technician, Backstage Library Works, Lowell, MA

This is a full-time, non-benefited position. The project is expected to begin in mid July and last approximately 6 weeks. The position starts at $11/hour. Hours will be Monday through Friday, 8am to 4:30pm. Some work on weekends may be required.

There are no part-time positions available.

Job Description:

Technicians will be applying Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) tags to 208,300 items in the Pollard Memorial Library.

Work requires prolonged standing, sitting, twisting and bending at the waist, squatting, kneeling, repetitive use of hands, grasping, lifting, walking, and occasionally assisting in the movement of book carts weighing up to 200 pounds. Good hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate equipment. Familiarity with computers is essential.

Responsibilities:

  • Learn to use high-end RFID equipment
  • Ensure that each batch of items you are assigned during the day has an RFID tag affixed in the proper location.
  • Adherence to materials handling specifications
  • Operate equipment in accordance with approved procedures and profiles
  • Assist in locating materials that require removal from the stacks.

Requirements:

  • Ability to perform repetitive tasks productively
  • Attention to quality and detail
  • High-level accuracy in data-entry work
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Willingness to work in a production environment
  • Ability to learn new tasks quickly and accurately
  • Capacity to deal with problems intelligently
  • Professional attitude when working around patrons

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Experience working in a library environment.
  • Education in Library Science
  • Educational achievement

Application Instructions:
If you are interested in this position please send your resume and cover letter to Jacob Bastian, Project Manager, On-site Services at jbastian@bslw.com

A background check and drug screen will be part of the application process.

Please DO NOT contact Pollard Memorial Library regarding this position.

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Metadata Librarian for Slavic and East European Resources, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, CA

This position is double-posted at the Librarian 1 or Librarian 2

PRIMARY PURPOSE:

Reporting to the Head of the Metadata Development Unit (MDU), the Metadata Librarian for Slavic and East European Resources supports the creation, organization, and maintenance of metadata to facilitate search, discovery, and access to Slavic language resources in various formats acquired by the Stanford University Libraries (SUL) using traditional cataloging standards as well as existing and emerging metadata schemas and techniques, such as linked data.

DUTIES:

  1. Reviews and selects print materials in Slavic and East European languages for discovery metadata creation.
  2. Creates discovery metadata for Slavic and East European resources in multiple formats, applying the metadata schema appropriate to the material as defined by policy. Currently, predominate schemas are RDA applied according to the PCC standards and MODS for describing digital collections held in the Stanford Digital Repository (SDR).
  3. Responsible for associated entity management, authority work, and quality control as defined by policy for particular schemas; participates in the PCC NACO and SACO programs as applicable.
  4. Collaborates with team members to evaluate, select, and apply metadata schemas and techniques, standards, data elements, and thesauri to provide description and access to SUL collections.
  5. Manages Library Specialist 4.
  6. Serves as language expert for Metadata Department, and Technical Services and DLSS staff in general.
  7. May act as project manager or consultant for the creation and management of descriptive and other metadata for selected projects in Metadata Department and in collaboration with other departments or multi-department teams.
  8. Participates in the development of Stanford's linked-data environment.
  9. Participates in relevant professional activities.
  10. Maintains active link with the curators responsible for Slavic collections.
  11. Performs other duties as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Advanced knowledge of Russian; working knowledge of all other Slavic languages; familiarity with and ability to work with materials in other languages of the former Soviet bloc countries; experience with of one or more Baltic languages preferred.
  2. Knowledge of and basic experience in applying current cataloging procedures and principles as defined in RDA, MARC Bibliographic, Holdings, and Authorities formats.
  3. Ability to rapidly learn and implement new cataloging procedures and principles adopted by the Department, including the contribution of PCC records through one or more of the program modules: BIBCO, NACO, and/or SACO.
  4. Ability to learn, analyze, and utilize existing and emerging metadata standards, such as Dublin Core, EAD, MODS, METS, OAI, TEI, and relevant thesauri or ontologies, as required by special projects. Ability to provide mapping between different metadata standards in a dynamic environment.
  5. Familiarity with principles of linked data; ability to work with controlled vocabularies and ontologies.
  6. Ability to work creatively within a linked-data environment.
  7. Familiarity with RDF, XML, and other machine actionable metadata languages, principles of linked data, and ability to work with controlled vocabularies and ontologies preferred.
  8. Ability to manage metadata projects.
  9. High level of proficiency using PC-based applications (Windows, word processing, spreadsheets) and other computer applications (email, Internet, Integrated Library Systems); high level computer competency kept up to date through continuous learning.
  10. Excellent analytical and problem solving skills combined with attention to detail for complex, detail-oriented work.
  11. Effective oral and written communication skills.
  12. Ability to work independently, as a team member, and across departmental boundaries in a fast-paced environment.
  13. Flexibility to be organized, productive and effective in a dynamic environment, involved with a variety of simultaneous projects and workflows.
  14. Commitment to professional development and service.
  15. Advanced Degree in Library Science or equivalent in education and relevant experience.

To apply, visit Stanford Careers and search for Job Number: 71688
http://stanfordcareers.stanford.edu/job-search

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Art Librarian (Temporary), Lesley University, Cambridge, MA

About Lesley University

Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Lesley University is highly regarded for its graduate and undergraduate programs in education, the arts, and applied social sciences. Lesley fosters a highly creative environment in which innovative ideas thrive, theory is integrated with practice and its 7,000 students and 83,000 alumni are empowered to improve and enrich communities.

Job Description and Responsibilities:

This librarian serves in the Moriarty Arts Library at Lesley's College of Art and Design (LUCAD), providing research and instruction support in the arts and manages collection development in art-related areas, including studio art and art history, serving students and faculty across Lesley University. The position requires collaboration with colleagues in the research and instruction department and includes a focus on developing, marketing and facilitating access to the Moriarty Arts Library collections as well as active participation in instructional programming at the Lesley libraries, including teaching classes on campus and in Lesley's online programs. General professional responsibilities include research support service with evening, weekend, and holiday rotation.

Requirements:

  • Master's degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • Minimum of a bachelor's degree in art history, fine arts or design, art education, and/or advanced arts- related degree preferred.
  • One (1) year of library public service experience, or equivalent professional experience.
  • Thorough understanding of the requirements of print, non-print, audiovisual, and digital collections.
  • Experience with integrated library systems.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States; if you hold a visa, does your visa status allow you to work at Lesley University?

CORE Questions (A maximum of 9 additional questions may be added; all must correspond 1:1 to the Requirements):

  1. Do you hold a master's degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited institution?
  2. Do you have a bachelor's degree in art history, fine arts or design, art education, and/or an advanced arts- related degree?
  3. Do you have one (1) year of library public service experience, or equivalent professional experience?
  4. Do you have a thorough understanding of the requirements of print, non-print, audiovisual, and digital collections?
  5. Do you have experience with integrated library systems?
  6. Are you authorized to work in the United States; if you hold a visa, does your visa status allow you to work at Lesley University?

Additional Information:

BACKGROUND CHECKS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL POSITIONS

Lesley University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to increasing the diversity of the university community and the curriculum. Candidates who believe they can contribute to this goal are encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions:

A cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references must be included for full consideration. Applications will be reviewed upon the establishment of an appropriate pool of candidates. Applicants should apply via the Lesley website. http://www.lesley.edu/human-resources/work-at-lesley/

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Research and Instruction Librarian - Online Learning, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA

About Lesley University

Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Lesley University is highly regarded for its graduate and undergraduate programs in education, the arts, and applied social sciences. Lesley fosters a highly creative environment in which innovative ideas thrive, theory is integrated with practice and its 7,000 students and 83,000 alumni are empowered to improve and enrich communities. We offer a competitive benefits package that includes health, dental, life, and long-term- disability insurance. In addition, we offer generous amounts of vacation and holiday time, as well as a tuition remission policy that enables employees to expand their knowledge and skills.

Job Description and Responsibilities:

This librarian will provide leadership in information literacy programming, including curriculum development and assessment, and identify and integrate new technologies into the Lesley University Libraries' research and instructional programming. This position will collaborate with faculty, library staff, and staff in Lesley's e-learning and instructional support department (eLIS) to systematically develop teaching and learning objects including video tutorials, online research guides, and LMS-embedded learning modules. In addition, this librarian will participate in instructional programming at the Lesley libraries, including teaching classes on campus and in Lesley's online programs. General professional responsibilities include serving in a liaison role for designated academic department(s), research support service with evening, weekend, and holiday rotations.

Requirements:

  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school.
  • One (1) year of library public service experience, or equivalent professional experience.
  • Experience using in-print and electronic reference sources, library catalogs, and databases.
  • Familiarity with information literacy concepts such as those presented in the ACRL's Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.
  • An understanding (developed through formal coursework, personal study, or professional experience) of key concepts in instructional design, learning theory, pedagogy, curriculum development, and/or assessment.
  • Experience teaching or presenting to groups.
  • Excellent written, interpersonal communication, and reference interview skills.

CORE Questions (A maximum of 9 additional questions may be added; all must correspond 1:1 to the Requirements):

  1. Are you authorized to work in the United States; if you hold a visa, does your visa status allow you to work at Lesley University?
  2. Do you have a Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school?
  3. Do you have one (1) year of library public service experience, or equivalent professional experience?
  4. Do you have experience using in-print and electronic reference sources, library catalogs, and databases?
  5. Are you familiar with information literacy concepts such as those presented in the ACRL's Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education?
  6. Do you have an understanding (developed through formal coursework, personal study, or professional experience) of key concepts in instructional design, learning theory, pedagogy, curriculum development, and/or assessment?
  7. Do you have experience with teaching or presenting to groups?

Additional Information:

BACKGROUND CHECKS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL POSITIONS

Lesley University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to increasing the diversity of the university community and the curriculum. Candidates who believe they can contribute to this goal are encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions:

A cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references must be included for full consideration. Applications will be reviewed upon the establishment of an appropriate pool of candidates. Applicants should apply via the Lesley website. http://www.lesley.edu/human-resources/work-at-lesley/

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Research and Instruction Librarian - Education Liaison, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA

About Lesley University

Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Lesley University is highly regarded for its graduate and undergraduate programs in education, the arts, and applied social sciences. Lesley fosters a highly creative environment in which innovative ideas thrive, theory is integrated with practice and its 7,000 students and 83,000 alumni are empowered to improve and enrich communities.

We offer a competitive benefits package that includes health, dental, life, and long-term- disability insurance. In addition, we offer generous amounts of vacation and holiday time, as well as a tuition remission policy that enables employees to expand their knowledge and skills.

Job Description and Responsibilities:

This librarian serves as liaison to Lesley's School of Education and manages collection development in education-related areas, including children's literature and K-12 teaching resources, serving students and faculty across Lesley University. The position requires collaboration with colleagues in the research and instruction department and includes a focus on developing, marketing and facilitating access to the juvenile literature and teaching resources collections as well as active participation in instructional programming at the Lesley libraries, including teaching classes on campus and in Lesley's online programs General professional responsibilities include research support service with evening, weekend, and holiday rotation.

Requirements:

  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school.
  • One (1) year of library public service experience, or equivalent professional experience.
  • Experience using in-print and electronic reference sources, library catalogs, and databases.
  • Familiarity with information literacy concepts such as those presented in the ACRL's Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.
  • Familiarity and experience with education resources, including juvenile literature, tests, K-12 curriculum materials, and/or open-source content.
  • Experience with teaching or presenting to groups.
  • Excellent written, interpersonal communication, and reference interview skills.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States; if you hold a visa, does your visa status allow you to work at Lesley University?

CORE Questions (A maximum of 9 additional questions may be added; all must correspond 1:1 to the Requirements):

  1. Do you have a Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school?
  2. Do you have one (1) year of library public service experience, or equivalent professional experience?
  3. Do you have experience using in-print and electronic reference sources, library catalogs, and databases?
  4. Are you familiar with information literacy concepts such as those presented in the ACRL's Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education?
  5. Do you have familiarity and experience with education resources, including juvenile literature, tests, K-12 curriculum materials, and/or open-source content?
  6. Do you have experience with teaching or presenting to groups?
  7. Do you have excellent written, interpersonal communication, and reference interview skills?
  8. Are you authorized to work in the United States; if you hold a visa, does your visa status allow you to work at Lesley University?

Additional Information:

BACKGROUND CHECKS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL POSITIONS

Lesley University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to increasing the diversity of the university community and the curriculum. Candidates who believe they can contribute to this goal are encouraged to apply. 

Application Instructions:

A cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references must be included for full consideration. Applications will be reviewed upon the establishment of an appropriate pool of candidates. Applicants should apply via the Lesley website. http://www.lesley.edu/human-resources/work-at-lesley/

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Youth Services Librarian, Franklin Public Library, Franklin, MA

The Franklin Public Library is seeking an energetic, team oriented Youth Services Librarian to coordinate, develop, implement and evaluate innovative services for infants through teens. This position will be responsible for collection development, creative programming, reader's advisory and community outreach.

  • Master's Degree in Library and Information Science with a minimum of three years of public library experience in Children's or Youth services.
  • Positive attitude and a strong commitment to outstanding customer service.
  • Ability to handle multiple responsibilities.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in current and emerging technologies.
  • Ability to build effective working relationships.

To apply submit a letter of interest and a resume or an application to:
Human Resources
Town of Franklin
355 East Central Street
Franklin, MA 02038
508-553-4810

Or email: apply@franklin.ma.us

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Library Assistant, Brookline Public Library, Brookline, MA

The Town of Brookline Library system is seeking a customer service oriented professional for a part-time Library Assistant position at either the Coolidge Corner, Putterham, or main library branch. This position will perform administrative and support work relating to processing and shelving of library materials; charging and discharging books; circulation functions; assisting patrons with information on collections, policies, procedures, and the use of computers. The ability to work patiently and politely with the public and the ability to communicate library policies and procedures effectively is required. Additional language skills are a plus. Must be available on some weekends and evenings, including Sundays in the summer. 15 to 18 hours per week. HS Diploma, experience working with the public and knowledge of computers is required. Starting salary $17.62/hour.

Application or resume by July 29, 2016 to: BrooklineJobs@BrooklineMA.gov

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Library Page, Brookline Public Library, Brookline, MA

The Main Branch Library seeks a mature, reliable, responsible individual to serve as a Library Page and help with various projects in the children's room. No prior work experience required but it is helpful to have some familiarity with children's books and an affinity for working around children. Must be able to read and speak English fluently, alphabetize, effectively use the Dewey Decimal System as well as work with library computer software and email. Some training provided. Duties include maneuvering a cart full of materials, lifting books and other materials, and placing them in their appropriate location. Candidate should be able to commit to spend at least one year on the job.

Salary $11/hour.

Hours: 9 hours spread over at least 3 days/week

Email resume and cover letter or application to:

BrooklineJobs@BrooklineMA.gov

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Reference Information Librarian, Brookline Public Library, Brookline, MA

The Town of Brookline is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Reference Information Librarian Provides reference/information and reader's advisory services to patrons. Assists the public in the use of print and non-print library resources including, but not limited to, books, periodicals, indexes, microforms, pamphlets, government documents and electronically stored information. Performs collection development and maintenance duties including reading reviews, making recommendations for purchase, shelf reading, weeding and other tasks. Assists the Assistant Director for Technology (ADT) in the administration and troubleshooting of a local area network of approximately 150 workstations and servers. Takes a leadership role in the design and maintenance of the Library web site and web services. Assists with training and supervision of volunteers and or other subordinate staff on specific projects, and may assist with circulation tasks.

Graduate from an accredited college and a master's degree in library science from an ALA accredited school. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and a strong commitment to public service are essential. At least three years library experience and a strong computer and technical background are required. Ability to learn and adapt to new technologies/systems/architecture. Ability to work at a fast pace and multi-task. Knowledge of operating systems, web server applications, scripting languages, wordpress, and integrated library systems, particularly Sierra. Speaking or reading knowledge of Russian, Chinese or Spanish is desirable.

Starting salary $27.65/hour generous benefits.

Resume and cover letter or application by July 29, 2016

BrooklineJobs@BrooklineMA.gov

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Children's Librarian (Part-Time), Belmont Public Library, Belmont, MA

The Belmont Public Library is seeking a friendly and enthusiastic Children's Librarian to join our Children's Room team. Candidates must be committed to providing a high level of public service, be comfortable working in a busy environment, and enjoy working with children of all ages. The position will be working most hours at a public service desk that offers both circulation and reference services simultaneously.

The Children's Librarian will assist patrons with readers' advisory and reference questions, present story times, and help with collection development. Other responsibilities include checking materials in and out; helping patrons in the use of the online catalog, databases, the Internet, and OverDrive; and troubleshooting computers, printers, and other library equipment. 

Qualifications include a Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school with one year of public library experience or equivalent. A familiarity with children's literature and child development and strong customer services skills are required, as are knowledge of the principles and practices of library work and the use of resources and information technology. Experience with children's programming, flexibility, excellent communication skills, and a positive attitude are highly desired.

This position is part time, 15 hours per week, with a starting hourly rate of $27.0194, and is not eligible for benefits. Candidates will ideally be available Monday and Wednesday mornings and Tuesday evenings, but the hours may be more flexible for the right candidate. Depending upon funding, this position may evolve to a full time position at a future date.

The full job description for this position can be found at belmont-ma.gov/human-resources/files/childrens-librarian. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and Town of Belmont application (available on the Town's website, www.belmont-ma.gov) to humanresources@belmont-ma.gov by July 24, 2016.

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Metadata and Cataloging Librarian, Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH

Phillips Exeter Academy, a co-educational residential school serving students in grades 9 through 12, and post-graduate level, was founded in 1781 by John Phillips. Exeter has a tradition of academic excellence, a distinguished faculty, and a long history of educating young people to find their place in the world. The 671-acre campus with academic and residential buildings, a 309,432 volume library, playing fields and green lawns is located in Exeter, a southern New Hampshire town which retains its 18th-century New England charm. The Academy enrolls more than 1000 students from around the world. Exeter offers a rich curriculum with over 400 courses taught by 210 faculty in eighteen academic departments. The Academy employs approximately 425 staff who support the living, learning and teaching environment of a diverse student body. The Academy&#39;s longstanding commitment to excellence has made the school one of the finest in the country. To learn more about Phillips Exeter Academy, visit http://www.exeter.edu/.

The Position

This is a part-time position. Approximately 20 hours/week, not to exceed 999 hours in 12 months. Schedule is flexible but may vary according to Academy needs.

Reporting to the Academy Librarian, the Metadata and Cataloging Librarian works collaboratively with colleagues to support the discovery of and access to Library acquired materials in a variety of languages, formats, special collections, digitized, and born-digital content through metadata creation, enrichment and maintenance. The librarian also creates original bibliographic records and enhances complex member copy records according to national bibliographic standards and local practices, using AACR2/RDA and Dewey classification. In cataloging rare books, s/he uses standards such as the RBMS genre terms thesauri and AMREMM.

Qualifications

The successful candidate must have a master's degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • 2+ years of professional metadata creation experience in an academic or research library or equivalent professional venue (e.g. museum, historical society, grant project) within the last three years.
  • Experience creating metadata for rare books and special collections.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of classification standards (DDC), authority records, and current cataloging rules and standards (e.g. AACR2, RDA, MARC).
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) skills.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills as well as a strong customer focus.
  • Ability to work independently and handle multiple priorities and deadlines simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with teammates and clients by building trust and credibility.
  • Ability to leverage effective relationships and influence decisions and behaviors through partnering.

Application

Submit a cover letter and a current resume, as one document (pdf or MS Word format), AND a completed application http://www.exeter.edu/documents/Application__EEO.pdf to recruitment@exeter.edu. Please indicate in the subject line: Metadata Librarian. The deadline for submission is August 24, 2016. The successful candidate for this position will be subject to a comprehensive pre-employment background check.

The Academy offers competitive salaries, free parking, free meals and use of the Academy facilities, and a supportive, collegial environment in a drug- and smoke-free workplace.  The Academy is an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, marital status, religion, gender, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, genetic information, or physical or mental disabilities which do not prevent performance of essential job tasks.  Notices of nondiscrimination are publicly posted. 

The Academy is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering an equitable, diverse and inclusive community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. Those who share this goal are encouraged to apply.

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Due to the volume of responses received for job postings, we are unable to provide individual status updates. All applicants will receive electronic confirmation of application submission and final status. Only those applicants selected by the search committee will be contacted directly. We appreciate your understanding, cooperation and interest in employment at Phillips Exeter Academy.

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Research Data Support Specialist, Yale University Center for the Science and Social Science Information (CSSSI), New Haven, CT

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

General Purpose: Under the supervision of the Director, StatLab and Technology Programs for the Center for the Science and Social Science Information (CSSSI), the Research Data Support Specialist provides consultations, instruction, and outreach in support of data collection, management, manipulation, and analysis for scholarship. As part of the CSSSI team, the Research Data Support Specialist works closely with librarians and statistical specialists to deliver a broad range of data services to the academic community.

The Research Data Support Specialist collaborates with Data Librarians and the Statistical Support Specialist to develop scalable and sustainable services in support of data discoverability, access and utility. In close partnership with subject liaisons, GIS specialists, and StatLab staff, the Research Data Support Specialist facilitates interaction with locally created and externally available data resources available.

This position provides assistance in working with inconsistent data formats, translating between different formats, different databases and maximizing data usability. Using tools such as the command line, Python, SQL, Perl, and Tableau, the Research Data Support Specialist relates multiple information formats to find new ways of interrogating and representing the data.

Required Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree and at least 3 years' experience in an academic environment, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Qualifications:
Proven ability to support and implement complex quantitative or geospatial databases (one or more of the following: MySQL, Microsoft SQL, Postgres, Access, Filemaker), information architecture, and database design.
Understanding of scripting languages (such as Python, Perl, JavaScript).
Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively with varied groups within a complex organization.
Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability.
Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion.
Preferred: Software versioning methods and tools. Experience with data visualization tools/languages (Tableau, leaflet, Processing, D3). Experience with research data lifecycle pipeline including discovery and repository software (Blacklight, SOLR). Understanding of metadata standards and formats. Proficiency with command line and shell scripting. Advanced degree in Computer Sci. or Library/Information Science.

Application: For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at www.yale.edu/jobs - the STARS req ID for this position is 38405BR. Please be sure to reference this website when applying for this position.

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

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Reference Librarian, Bristol Community College, Fall River, MA

Job Description:

STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Responsible for providing professional library reference services to community college students, faculty, and staff; perform reference services, teach bibliographic instruction and information literacy; and assist researchers in use of print/electronic resources including online search services, internet, and networked information resources at the Taunton Center.

SUPERVISION: Reports to the Associate Dean of Library Services.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide general reference assistance to library users via multiple mediums including, chat, email, LMS, and in-person.
  • Provide bibliographic instruction. Conducts orientation sessions, tours, and classroom introductions to library services/resources.
  • Develop and update content using LibGuides. Creates web-based tutorials on library research and citation tools.
  • Compile statistics on usage of various library services/resources.
  • Create/maintain library displays and exhibits.
  • Participate in circulation desk activities, including checking materials in/out.
  • Generate interlibrary loan requests.
  • Participate in development of library collection to support curricula, course requirements, and assignments of the college.
  • Maintain professional knowledge of information and trends in library and related technology fields and be innovative in recommending new ideas to connect students with information.
  • Assist with use of library equipment.

Requirements:

REQUIRED QUALIFICAITONS: Master's degree in Library Science, Library & Information Science, or closely related field; with three (3) years' experience and/or training that includes library operations, library information systems, reference services, bibliographic instruction, circulation services, and cataloging; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience; and the ability to work collaboratively and effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student body.

Additional Information:
POSITION STATUS: This is a part-time, MCCC/MTA unit, position with no benefits, 22 hours per week, 50 weeks per year. Work Schedule: Monday - Thursday: 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. This position is subject to the 2017 budget appropriation.

SALARY: $ 26.40 per hour.

STARTING DATE: August 1, 2016

Application Instructions:
Screening will begin with applications received by July 21, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit a cover letter, resume and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references. Only on-line applications will be considered. https://bristolcc.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp;jsessionid=392CAFA70A2AF13F802DB16C1DDB8131;jsessionid=7CC4EB3E61D12D9150AD3E8ED1E2BB1A?JOBID=73955

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Children's Librarian (West End Branch), Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

Overview:

Under supervision, and within the framework of Library policies and practices, to participate in services to a diverse population characteristic of an urban setting with emphasis on service to children and to perform professional work requiring application of professional knowledge of literature, bibliographic sources and services with a concentration on children.
Responsibilities:

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

Typical Duties and Responsibilities:

Under supervision performs the following:

  1. Assists in the development, planning and implementation of the Library's program of service to children through personal consultations, reference and readers' advisory services, outreach and programs.
  2. Participates in the development of interactive relationships within a defined neighborhood and in the implementation of activities to stimulate community use of the Library's resources 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 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. Participates in the development of the children's book collection and manages the appropriate materials budget.
  8. Assists in the compilation of annotated lists and bibliographies involving book and non-book materials.
  9. Responsible for oral presentations and written reports on children's activities within the branch library.
  10. May be responsible for day-to-day operations of the branch in the absence of the Branch Librarian or other ranking staff member.
  11. May participate in recommending and/or planning changes in service or new services for children.
  12. Actively participates in system-wide committees, training and other professional activities.
  13. 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. Courses in children's literature and/or work, taken for credit, at 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.
  • Knowledge of children's literature including bibliographic tools and sources pertaining to children's literature and work; knowledge of the techniques of programming for children; interest in children and in library work with children; willingness and ability to develop strong interactive community relationships; willingness to assume responsibility and carry out assignments independently; good oral and written communication skills as well as the ability to search the Internet and other electronic databases; ability to work well with staff and public; initiative, dependability, good judgment, tact, courtesy.
  • 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.

More information and to apply: https://city-boston.icims.com/jobs/11275/children%27s-librarian-i/jobhub=8&mobile=false&width=700&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240

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Floater Librarian (3 positions), Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

Available positions: 1 full-time; 2 part-time (18 hrs/week)

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, Manager of Reference & Instruction 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

Typical duties and 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 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; illingness 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.

Apply: Send a cover letter and a resume to Gianna Gifford, Chief of Adult Services, at ggifford@bpl.org.

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Library Director, Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield, CT

The dynamic Ridgefield Library (http://www.ridgefieldlibrary.org/index.shtml) seeks an engaged and energized leader as its next Library Director. Working in partnership with the 16-member Board of Directors, a creative and committed staff, and 25,000 generous and supportive residents, the Library Director will lead the Library in providing a vision for 21 st century services and programs. The successful candidate will have the desire and ability to develop effective community partnerships, explore entrepreneurial activities, support and engage in ongoing fundraising, and share a strong philosophy of service and civic participation. A new (2014) $20 million state-of- the-art building offers the opportunity to lead a talented staff team (27.5 FTE) in this vibrant community. The Ridgefield Library, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, has an annual budget of $2.6 million and is primarily supported by town appropriation in conjunction with significant fundraising endeavors and contributions. In addition to the budget, a vital Friends organization provides funding for programs and other efforts outside the Library's operating budget.

Ridgefield--Connecticut's #1 Town (named by Connecticut Magazine in 2013)--is a lively, picturesque New England community filled with neighbors who care about each other. Ridgefield citizens generously give of themselves, volunteering with the Library, the schools, sports programs, the environment, arts and culture and social causes. Ridgefield's public schools are among Connecticut's best--90% of high school graduates attend college. Ridgefield is also known for providing strong cultural amenities, offering a rich selection of art galleries and studios, theater productions and music. Ridgefield is the only town its size in the state to host a professional symphony orchestra. Located in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains with a deep history dating back to colonial times, the town is governed by a Board of Selectmen under Home Rule and has the lowest crime rate in Connecticut. Ridgefield's proximity to New York City simply adds to its appeal. To learn more about Ridgefield and the Library, visit Ridgefield Links (http://www.gossagesager.com/ridgefieldlinks.htm).

Responsibilities. The Director of the Ridgefield Library leads the organization, collaboratively developing and implementing the Library's strategic vision and plan, and ensuring the fulfillment of the Library's mission and its future success. The Library's Director works with a high degree of independence and supports the governing volunteer Board of Directors, fostering board development and problem solving while keeping the Board informed of internal conditions and external developments. The Library Director will be an articulate spokesman for the library and a supportive contributor and team player within Town, fostering positive relationships with elected officials, agencies and organizations. The Director will also be a responsible steward of library funds, an active participant in fundraising and development, and the final authority on all personnel and operational matters. The Director creates and promotes a culture that reflects the Library's values, encourages good performance, and rewards creativity, innovation and productivity.

Qualifications. Minimum requirements are a Bachelor's Degree in business, liberal arts, or library science and a minimum of six years of experience leading as an executive director, director, or senior staff position in complex organizations or the equivalent background and experience that will enable the candidate to effectively perform the work required. Desired qualifications include demonstrable proficiency in strategic planning, policy development and execution; strong fundraising skills and experience; demonstrated working knowledge and execution of business processes in a large operation; demonstrated successful fiscal management skills; successful leadership of a medium/large staff; and an excellent understanding of project management. Additional abilities include managing change, communicating effectively, providing excellent customer service, maintaining relationships with major donors, supporters, and other community leaders, and working effectively with elected officials and other public constituencies. The successful candidate must live within a reasonable commute distance of the Town of Ridgefield. A Master's Degree in business, public administration, education or library science and experience reporting to a governing Board are preferred. To review the full job description, see Director

Position Description (http://www.gossagesager.com/ridgefieldjobdesc.pdf).

Compensation. The hiring range for the position is $115,000 - $130,000 annually (with placement dependent upon qualifications) and includes a competitive employee benefits package.

For more information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates and to start the application process, send a meaningful cover letter and resume as Word or PDF attachments to Karen Miller at karenmiller@bradburymiller.com before the closing date of August 28, 2016.

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Production Specialist, Simmons Online, Boston, MA

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

There are three components to this position:

  1. Simmons Moodle Production Specialist
  2. Research and test new technology and its application for education
  3. Video production and post­production assistance

Job Tasks:

Production Specialist [Approximately 60% of time]

  • Tasks include Moodle course production. Assigned work by the Production Coordinator they wil perform all the necessary tasks to ensure the online course is ready for Q/A testing.
  • Other Simmons production duties may also be asked of you on a case by case basis (i.e. production of Simmons online tutorials etc.) 
  • Work in collaboration with the instructional design team and faculty members to design, create, and deliver online course material
  • Format web pages using basic HTML skills
  • Research and data gathering on an as needed basis

Research and Testing [Approximately 15% of time]

  • Primary and secondary research and data gathering
  • Testing (click­thru) of all online courses
  • Testing and experimenting with new online teaching technologies

Video production and post­production assistance [Approximately 25% of time]

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

​QUALIFICATIONS: ​The qualified candidate will possess overall advanced computer skills including desktop support, exceptional customer service and interpersonal skills, a general understanding of the technology environment at Simmons, especially Moodle and other classroom technology. The right person will have the ability to work with minimal supervision but side by side with a faculty member as a support resource, not as a student. In addition this person must be a quick thinker and comfortable troubleshooting.

HOURS: 15­-20 hours/week

  • Flexible enough to be called­in as a video assistant with advance notice

PAY RATE: $20 per hour

CONTACT:​​ Send resume to gardnej@simmons.edu

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Call for Papers: School Libraries Worldwide Volume 23, Number 1

School Libraries Worldwide welcomes submissions of excellent research on any topic relating to school librarianship for the open portion of the journal. School library researchers are invited to submit papers reporting their own original research that has not been published elsewhere. We are especially interested in research that documents school librarianship in a wide range of cultures, geographic locations, and/or diversities.

For the January 2017 issue, School Libraries Worldwide's editors are especially interested in papers in which policy is an aspect of the research. Because formal and informal policies exist in community, cultural, school, governmental, and national contexts, they often influence the work of educators and learners. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • National and local funding distribution policies;
  • Privacy and intellectual freedom policies;
  • Technology use and management policies;
  • School scheduling and facilities policies;
  • Governmental and legislative mandates that affect librarians and libraries;
  • Codes of conduct and ethics; and
  • Inclusion and diversity legislation;

Deadline for submissions of full papers: October 15, 2016.

Authors interested in contributing to this issue should contact the editors, Marcia Mardis (mmardis@fsu.edu) and Nancy Everhart (everhart@fsu.edu), with inquiries.

Submission guidelines are available online at: http://iasl-online.org/publications/slw/contributors.html

Note that all submissions must take place through the online submission system at http://slw.cci.fsu.edu

School Libraries Worldwide is the official professional and research journal of the International Association of School Librarianship. It is published twice yearly, in January and July, and is available online and through select periodical databases. Selected public access articles are available at http://iasl-online.org/publications/slw/public.html

School Libraries Worldwide publishes new works of current research and scholarship on any aspect of school librarianship. All papers are double-blind peer reviewed and adhere to the highest editorial standards.

Submissions and suggestions for the journal should be sent to:

Dr. Marcia A. Mardis and Dr. Nancy Everhart
Editors, School Libraries Worldwide
School of Information
College of Communication & Information
Florida State University
Tallahassee FL 32306-2100 USA
E-mail: slw@cci.fsu.edu

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Stevens Librarian/North Andover Public Schools Media Specialist, North Andover, MA

Essential Functions

Full-time (37.5 hours week) shared services librarian provides services to children, parents, teachers and caregivers in two environments, performing tasks requiring a broad knowledge of children's literature, bibliographic sources and principles of information delivery and services to children. Works with Stevens' librarians, NAPS library media specialists, and other library agencies to promote a love of reading and lifelong learning. Actively participates in staff development, stays current in professional practices, educational research; maintains professional memberships.

Works half-time in Stevens Memorial Library, the public library, assisting the Children's Services Librarian with all ages, but a focus on elementary school ages. Duties include: develop and implement a variety of programs and services including book discussions, summer reading events and activities, etc.; reference and readers' advisory services; promote the library's collections and electronic resources; and participate in collection development. Provide excellent customer service to the public in person and over the phone and interprets library services and policies to patrons in a clear, consistent and courteous manner.

Works half-time in one North Andover public elementary school (NAPS) (K-5 Librarian to foster a creative, flexible environment so the school library is an essential part of the learning community. Duties include: administer School Library Program (SLP); collaborate with classroom teachers as a partner in the instructional process; design, teach, and assess learning experiences that incorporate inquiry learning, information literacy, critical thinking and self-assessment using existing and emerging technology; develop and maintain resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and instructional strategies of the school community. Follow district and professional procedures for selection, acquisition, circulation and resource sharing in all formats.

Qualifications

  • Education: Master's in Library Science (MLS) / Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree from an American Library Association accredited Library School or in progress. Completed a teacher preparation program / educational degree or in progress. State-certified as a Library Media Specialist / School Librarian or in progress.
  • Experience: Experience in school media services; experience with Google Apps for Education preferred. Work experience in public library setting with children helpful.

Additional skills:

  • Proficiency in current and emerging trends in library technologies (equipment and their applications).
  • Commitment to excellent customer service with demonstrated enthusiasm, patience and flexibility when working with the children.
  • Knowledge of search techniques using print and electronic resources and an ability to instruct others in their use.
  • Experience using a library automated system and programs such as word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation applications; familiarity with social media and web development resources
  • Ability to create positive working relationships and collaborate successfully with co-workers; ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Experience in planning and presenting children's programs.
  • Physical Requirements: Ability to carry books (up to 20-30 lbs), push book carts (up to 150 lbs), bend, stretch, grasp, etc. to retrieve library materials; ability to view computer screens for extended periods and to operate computers, photocopiers, printers and other office-type equipment.

Compensation:

Rate
Librarian I (S-11) $20.84 - $24.96 in 8 steps; coursework in an MLS degree program
Librarian I (S-12) $21.66 - $25.94 in 8 steps; MLS degree

Schedule: Hours split between the libraries, 18.75 hours / week over a 5-day (Monday - Friday) during the NAPS school year (September - June). Works full time in the Stevens Memorial Library July - August.

Deadline: To apply for position please email cover letter and resume to:

Kathleen Keenan, Library Director c/o Karen Consoli at KConsoli@NorthAndoverMA.gov

Applications will be accepted no later than close of business on July 25, 2016. Position is subject to the terms and conditions of the Town of North Andover's AFSCME - Professional Librarians collective bargaining agreement. The Town of North Andover is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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Director of Digital Projects, MIT Libraries, Cambridge, MA

The MIT Libraries seek to be leaders in the collaborative development of a truly open global network of library repositories and platforms. To lead our efforts in this area, we seek a creative and inclusive leader with a strong background in digital and open web technologies to direct the development, maintenance, and scaling of software applications and tools designed to dramatically increase access to research collections, to improve service capabilities, and to expand the library platform. The Director of Digital Projects will be responsible for leading our efforts on a variety of collaborative digital library projects; all aimed at increasing global access to our collections and facilitating innovative human and machine uses of a full range of research and teaching objects and metadata.

By employing a dynamic, project-based staffing model and drawing on staff resources from across the Libraries to deliver successful outcomes, the MIT Libraries is poised to make immediate progress. New staff hires will be tied to portfolio need and maturity; and will be supported by a senior leadership commitment to internal funding, grant-seeking, and fund-raising.

The Director of Digital Projects will lead an MIT Libraries supported software development program and will develop partnerships with external academic and commercial collaborators to develop tools and platforms with a local and global impact on research, scholarly communications, education, and the preservation of information and ideas. Our goal is nothing short of an open, trusted, durable, interdisciplinary, interoperable content platform that provides a foundation for the entire lifecycle of information for collaborative global research and education.

Reporting to the Director of the Libraries, the Director of Digital Projects will:

  • Be a key leader in creating a bold digital library development roadmap that reflects our ambition to be leaders in the development of libraries as open global platforms.
  • Identify, champion, and pursue projects that leverage MIT's and MIT Libraries' strengths to solve collective, global challenges in scholarly communications, information management, and digital research.
  • Identify and seek co-development partners from across MIT, within the broader library community, and within industry, as appropriate.
  • Provide technical and managerial oversight of application development project teams; including performance management, mentoring, and coaching.
  • With the Libraries' leadership team and the IT & Digital Development (ITDD) organization, contribute to planning and implementing the overarching technology strategy.
  • With the IT Initiatives Group (ITIG), participate in shared portfolio management activities to ensure alignment with Libraries' strategic priorities and allocation of library resources.
  • Serve as a member of the Directors Group, the Library Council, and the IT Initiatives Group (ITIG)
  • Build and manage project teams, schedule and manage software development projects, coordinate deployment and support of production systems with other groups in the Libraries.
  • Supervise the development, testing, and deployment of new applications and/or enhancements to existing applications throughout the enterprise.
  • Collaborate with the Libraries' Information Technology team and campus-wide technology services to ensure proper implementation and management of security policies, authentication/authorization procedures, and effective use of available technology resources.
  • Maintain awareness of national and international best practices and advances in digital library applications, frameworks, and implementations. Actively seek, build and leverage critical partnerships in library and archives application development communities, developing and contributing to new interfaces, customizations, and projects.
  • Represent the Libraries, participate in appropriate local, regional, and national cooperative, outreach, and professional activities.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Four-year college degree
  • 7+ years professional experience and increasing responsibility with library systems and digital library strategy and development with evidence of broad, in-depth technology and systems knowledge.
  • Experience with integrated library systems/library services platforms, discovery technologies, digital repositories, and/or digital preservation services and technologies. Demonstrated understanding of the trends and ongoing development of such systems and of emerging technologies in these areas.
  • Experience directly leading and managing projects - developing proposals, establishing timelines, budgets, and staffing plans, leading day-to-day project work, and delivering on commitments.
  • Extensive experience building and leading software development teams.
  • Application development experience including architecture/design, deployment, and support.
  • A track record of building and supporting collaborative teams of increasing size and complexity with internal and external collaborators.
  • A track record of successful engagement with open source development communities.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills including mentoring, coaching, collaborating, and team building
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to adapt to shifting priorities, demands and timelines.
  • A strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience with agile software development processes.
  • Knowledge of content management systems, including search, discovery, metadata, taxonomy, etc.
  • Experience forming strategic partnerships with industry technology and business leaders.
  • Experience seeking and managing external funding.
  • Experience working in an academic or research institution library.
  • Knowledge of library and information-related protocols, metadata standards, linked data and the semantic web.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Commensurate with experience and qualifications. MIT offers excellent benefits including a choice of health and retirement plans, a dental plan, tuition assistance and a relocation allowance. The MIT Libraries afford a flexible and collegial working environment and foster professional growth of staff with management training and travel funding for professional meetings.

Apply online at: http://careers.mit.edu/; applications must include cover letter and resume. Priority will be given to applications received by August 15, 2016; position open until filled. Inquiries and nominations should be directed to Director of Libraries, Chris Bourg (cbourg@mit.edu). MIT is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community and particularly encourages applications from qualified women and minority candidates.

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Clinical Reference Librarian, Upstate Health Sciences Library, Syracuse, NY

The Upstate Health Sciences Library (HSL) seeks an engaging, proactive, and user-oriented Clinical Reference Librarian to supervise the day to day operations of the Family Resource Center at Upstate's Golisano Children's Hospital.

The successful candidate will ensure that our health care providers, patients and families can easily access our services and resources.
This job is for you if you are:

  • Passionate about providing an exemplary customer experience
  • Enthusiastic about engaging with children in a spirit of play, distraction, and education
  • A team player who thinks quickly on your feet
  • Excited about the prospect of growing and learning in a changing environment
  • Ready to make a difference everyday

On the job you will:
Collaborate with Library staff and Golisano Children's Hospital stakeholders to develop and maintain services that:

  • Engage patients and families during their time at Upstate
  • Ensure a strong standard of service
  • Provide access to books, media, and activities
  • Supervise a team of student workers and volunteers
  • Remain current with trends in outreach programming and collection development
  • Provide customized group instruction and individual reference consultation in support of evidence-based practice

At the HSL, we:

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • ALA accredited Master's degree in library information science or commensurate degree with relevant experience
  • Dedication to excellent customer service
  • Two years of supervisory experience
  • Excellent communication, time management, and team building skills
  • Knowledge of outreach services and event planning

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Background in an academic and/or health sciences library environment
  • Demonstrated ability to manage volunteers
  • Experience working with children
  • Knowledge of evidence based practice
  • Membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals

Salary & Benefits: 
Salary is commensurate with experience.
Summary of benefits (http://www.upstate.edu/hr/new_staff/benefits_payroll/uup_benefits.php)

Apply online: https://jobsatupstate.peopleadmin.com/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=646119

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Custom Research Analyst, MITRE Corporation, Bedford, MA or McLean, VA

Join MITRE, honored by Computerworld as a "Best Place to Work in I.T." for nine years, as a member of our Information Services department within the Knowledge, Information, and Collaboration Services (KICS) organization. The Information Services department is responsible for working across MITRE to provide services including research and analysis, digital content, information stewardship and InfoDesk services. MITRE's Information Services department seeks an innovative and dynamic Information Analyst to join our successful Custom Research Team. This position can be located at our McLean, VA of Bedford, MA campus. The individual will work as a member of the Custom Research Team to provide information and research support to MITRE's work programs. This person will be responsible for providing current awareness, performing research, and supporting department wide initiatives. The individual should have an understanding of information management practices that translate into successful products and solutions in order to meet the needs of our diverse customers.

In this role, you will utilize your research skills to: 

  • Search major commercial and open source databases, organize and synthesize results, and analyze and deliver customized research 
  • Work with MITRE staff to address information needs for specific programs 
  • Deliver current awareness materials via customized newsletters 
  • Investigate and meet the business/market intelligence and knowledge management needs in support of MITRE's work for multiple federal agencies 
  • Expand, build, and maintain relationships with customers throughout MITRE 
  • Proactively respond to requests 
  • Plan, develop, and deliver customized information products and services 
  • Provide exceptional customer service

Applicants selected for this position will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Only US citizens are eligible for a security clearance. For this position, MITRE will consider only applicants with security clearances or applicants who are eligible for security clearances.

Please use this link to apply online: https://sjobs.brassring.com/tgwebhost/jobdetails.aspx?partnerid=119&siteid=69&jobid=2303992

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Young Adult Librarian, Keene Public Library, Keene, NH

Have you dreamed of making a difference in the lives of teens? The Keene Public Library is seeking a part-time Young Adult Librarian who will create transformative library experiences for Keene teens. If you have a friendly and approachable style that teens connect with, love young adult literature, music and media, thrive on inventing innovative programming and are a wizard at exploring technology and social media, then being a Teen Services Librarian could be your dream job.

Under the supervision of the Head of Youth and Community Services, the Young Adult Librarian will provide library services to young adults, including reference, readers' advisory, programming, community activities, and collection development.

This is a 28 hour a week position, with a pay range of $23.51 - $29.30/hr. Weekend and evening hours will be required.

A Bachelor's degree plus one year of library experience or training is required. Master's in Library Science or related field, and experience with young adults are preferred.

To apply, Complete online application and attach your resume with cover letter at http://www.ci.keene.nh.us/jobs. Applications will be accepted through Friday, July 22, 2016.

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Exhibition Curator, Brown University Library, Providence, RI

Brown University Library seeks collaborative and innovative candidates for the position of Exhibition Curator. As part of the Special Collections unit in the John Hay Library, the Exhibition Curator provides leadership, vision, and strategic direction for Brown University Library's expanding exhibition program.

Working closely with faculty, students, and library staff and committees, the Exhibition Curator plans and manages a full program of exhibitions that reflect the scholarly, historic, social, and cultural interests of the University and actively promotes Brown University Library collections. The Exhibition Curator oversees the production of all exhibition design and coordinates all related events, publications, online resources, social media, and outreach. The Curator has direct responsibility for exhibition spaces throughout the University Library, manages intern and student labor, oversees all incoming and outgoing loans, and serves as head of the Library's Exhibition Committee. The Exhibition Curator has curatorial responsibility for selected visual and ephemeral collections in the Brown University Library Special Collections.

Working across departments, the Exhibition Curator supports the user-focused environment of the Library through assessment, evaluation, design and implementation of user-driven services. The Exhibition Curator participates in appropriate organizations at the regional and national levels.

Qualifications:

  • Masters in Public Humanities, Museum Studies, or related fields;
  • Minimum of five years professional experience working in cultural heritage institutions on programming and exhibitions;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current standards and best practices for exhibitions and collection management;
  • Ability to work in a complex organization with a strong user service orientation working independently and in groups;
  • Demonstrated understanding of and receptiveness to the uses of emerging technologies and social media;
  • Commitment to collaborative work and team building;
  • Highly effective oral and written communication skills required;
  • Ability to advocate for and promote the collections to a diverse constituency;
  • Evidence of scholarly engagement and active participation within the profession;
  • Current core technical skills commensurate with duties;
  • Grant writing and management experience preferred;
  • Supervisory experience preferred.

To Apply: please visit Brown University's career opportunities website at: https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/staff-careers- brown/jobs and reference REQ126116. Complete an application online, attach documents, and submit for immediate consideration. Documents should include cover letter, resume, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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Acquisitions and Metadata Librarian, Wheaton College, Norton, MA

Wheaton College's Wallace Library seeks a creative, enthusiastic, and mission oriented individual to join the library's Content Group. This is an exciting opportunity to assist in automating the library's acquisitions process while also contributing to the migration to a new integrated library system (WMS). The successful candidate will be interested in collection development, work-flow efficiencies, and have a strong desire to engage with community members and identify ways to improve service offerings. Knowledge of acquisitions and derivative cataloging is a must, as well as the ability and willingness to learn new technologies and work with automated systems.

Job Summary:

This position is part of the Content Group, which focuses on direct services and support to faculty, students, and staff--as well as other LIS employees. Operations within the Content Group include: Collection Development, Acquisitions, Cataloging, Serials and E-Resources management. Under the direction of the Director of Library Resources, the Acquisitions and Metadata Librarian will be primarily responsible for overseeing monographic purchases and ensuring that the holdings are accurate in the shared catalog. This position will be responsible for approving monograph requests and recommendations in accordance with the collection development policy, as well as overseeing receipt, limited physical processing, and adaptive cataloging of items. This position will work collaboratively with the Serials and E-Resources Librarian, the Technical Services Administrative Assistant, and faculty and staff during the course of fulfilling the duties of the position. The ideal candidate will have a strong working knowledge of metadata schema and will be able to apply that knowledge to coordinate the receipt of shelf ready material and perform derivative cataloging and physical processing as needed.

Education/Experience:
American Library Association-accredited Master's degree in library science, including coursework in cataloging rules and standards and two or more years of metadata and/or acquisitions experience in an academic library or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

Required Qualifications:

  • Proficiency with desktop technology tools, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, etc.
  • Familiarity with acquisitions automation processes, preferably YBP GOBI3 environment, and shelf-ready acquisitions practices
  • Knowledge of integrated library systems, preferably OCLC's WMS
  • Ability to effectively manipulate data across systems and to manage multiple interfaces
  • Functional knowledge of metadata standards and cataloging processes in an academic library including, but not limited to, familiarity with OCLC, MARC formats, and Library of Congress classification system
  • Familiarity and comfort with technology and an eagerness to learn and further develop those skills
  • Ability to prioritize work, make decisions, and to think creatively and flexibly to produce accurate work on a timely basis
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Flexibility to adjust and thrive in a changing workplace
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and members of the college community
  • Flexibility and creativity when problem solving

Eeo Statement:

Wheaton is a private coeducational liberal arts college within easy commuting distance of Boston and Providence. We have 1,600 undergraduates from 39 US States and 72 countries. More than 23.7% of our undergraduates are U.S. students of color and 13.9% are international students.. Wheaton College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability. In a continuing effort to maintain and enrich an intellectually diverse learning environment, the Department and the College actively encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.

To see the full job description and apply, please go to: https://jobs.wheatoncollege.edu/postings/1720

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Librarian/Media Specialist, Franklin High School, Franklin, MA

Franklin High School is looking for a full time Librarian/Media Specialist.

All Candidates for the position should possess a current Library Media Certification (issued by the MA Department of Education) or in a program leading to MA Department of Education Certification as a K-12 Library Teacher.

  • All candidates should:
  • Be knowledgeable as to the organization and administration of a school library program
  • Possess a range of instructional strategies with an ability to develop lessons that are engaging for students, meet a variety of student needs and require the application of critical, collaborative, and creative thinking skills
  • Possess the content knowledge and ability to evaluate and select digital tools and applications to use within the library setting both with students and by students
  • Be able to instruct students in developing basic and advanced searching skills within the online catalog and high school databases in a way that is developmentally appropriate to the grade level
  • Be willing to take initiative and make outreach to the teaching staff to collaboratively design units of instruction that take place in the library and the classroom
  • Invigorate the student population's desire to read
  • Have a vision for developing the library learning commons approach and be open to exploring means and methods for integrating maker spaces into the program.

Interested? Please apply to the posting available on SchoolSpring! https://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=2672965

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Instructional Librarian, Emmanuel College, Boston, MA

The Instructional Librarian will coordinate and teach sessions in a multi-level information literacy program that includes: a required Library Component in Emmanuel's First-Year Writing Program; and customized information literacy sessions at all levels at the request of individual faculty members. Work with the Director to integrate new ACRL Standards into a systematic information literacy program and to create professional development for faculty in library resources and online research. Liaise with faculty regarding library collaboration in their classes. Create an assessment plan to measure student learning outcomes and develop a set of best practices in teaching information literacy at all levels; develop systematic support for students engaged in work for distinction in the field and work with Reference Staff and faculty in developing research and course guides for the Library web site. Support faculty in including library resources into their Learning Management System. Participate in special library projects as appropriate.

Candidates should possess an MSLIS or MLS and have three or more years of experience in an academic library setting, along with information literacy teaching experience.

Other key requirements include dedication to teaching in an academic library; demonstrated ability in library instruction; understanding of the academic culture; motivation and ability to develop and implement new teaching initiatives; ability to work closely and effectively with students and faculty; experience with assessment of student learning outcomes in information literacy; understanding of statistics and statistical analysis; ability to work effectively in both individual and team environments; and knowledge, skills and familiarity with print and electronic resources.

Application Instructions:
To apply for this job please use the following URL: http://emmanuel.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=73769

The only Catholic college in the heart of Boston, Emmanuel educates and inspires more than 2,200 undergraduate and graduate students from across the nation and around the world. The College provides boundless opportunities for students to expand their worldview through rigorous coursework, collaborations with distinguished and dedicated faculty, participation in a vibrant campus community, and countless internship and career opportunities throughout the Boston area and beyond. 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 commitment to educate the whole person and provide an ethical and relevant 21st-century education.

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Visual Resources Clerk, Boston Architectural College, Boston, MA

The position of Visual Resources Clerk is a part-time, non-exempt position of up to 15 hours per week providing support to the Visual Resources Librarian in the Visual Resources Library. This position reports to the Visual Resources Librarian.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Scanning images using flat-bed scanners
  • Manipulating scanned digital images (adjusting, cropping, and repairing)
  • Participating in researching images using electronic databases in our main library
  • Assist with cataloging images using FileMaker and possibly ARTstor
  • Creation of documentation material for the Visual Resources Library
  • Detailed repetitive work checking records, data entry, and organizing image files and paper work

Standards of Professionalism

  • Team and Interpersonal skills: Success in this position requires positive relationships with other team members which is inclusive of all staff.
  • Service orientation: Success in this position requires a service-oriented perspective in which, to the greatest extent possible, students and faculty are treated in such a way as to feel valued and well served in their contacts with the school through you.

Qualifications

  • Interest and/or background in art and/or architectural history preferred
  • Basic to intermediate skills using Adobe Photoshop
  • Basic to intermediate writing skills
  • Enjoy working as a part of a team
  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing
  • Attention to detail and highly organized
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities
  • Interest and/or background in photography is helpful but not a necessity

Basic research skills

  • Visual resources and/or library experience is helpful but not a necessity
  • Interest in cataloging images

Requirements

  • Able to overlap work schedule with the Visual Resources Librarian's schedule.
  • Able to commit to a consistent schedule.
  • Speak clearly and understand spoken communication.

Apply online: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit2/?id=4690381&t=2

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Library Office Assistant, Dana Hall School, Wellesley, MA

Dana Hall School seeks candidates for the position of Library Office Assistant. Successful candidates will be creative, curious, and detail-oriented with strong organizational, communication, and accurate record-keeping skills, as well as have a strong work ethic and an ability to effectively work and multi-task in an active school environment. Candidates should be comfortable with rapidly changing technologies and have experience working with young people.

The individual in this position will be accountable for:

  • Assisting the library staff to support the smooth operation of the library and its programs
  • Supervising students visiting the library and offering support and guidance to them, as necessary
  • Supervising on-duty student employees
  • Coordinating the donation program
  • Maintaining and creating displays
  • Maintaining and replenishing office, printer, and library processing supplies

This a part-time position during the academic year from late August through June. The Library Office Assistant will work 14 hours per week on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 2:15 to 9:45 p.m. and alternating Sunday evenings from from 12:00 to 8:00 p.m. Several additional shifts for professional development, training, school events, and holidays are anticipated. The Library Assistant reports to the Library Director.

Candidates should have administrative experience, excellent interpersonal skills, an ability to work collaboratively and independently, as well as enjoy reading and working with adolescent girls. Work experience in a school or library environment is preferred. Other requirements include a Bachelor's degree, proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Apps, as well as experience using Apple products and social media applications. Candidates must be able to remain seated for extended periods of time, as well as lift and move product up to 60 lbs.

Dana Hall seeks candidates who will contribute to and are committed to diversity and multicultural educational practices.

Candidates may apply through the school website: http://www.danahall.org/about-us/Job_Opportunities/index.aspx

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Library Reference Assistant, Dana Hall School, Wellesley, MA

Dana Hall School seeks candidates for the position of Library Reference Assistant. Successful candidates will be creative, curious, and detail-oriented with strong organizational, communication, and accurate record-keeping skills, as well as have a strong work ethic and an ability to effectively work and multi-task in an active school environment. Candidates should be comfortable with rapidly changing technologies and have experience providing library services to young people.
The individual in this position will be accountable for:

  • Assisting the library staff to support the smooth operation of the library and its programs
  • Supervising students visiting the library and offering support and guidance to them, as necessary
  • Supervising on-duty student employees
  • Overseeing and processing library overdue notices
  • Managing periodical and video collection (processing, ordering, weeding)
  • Managing course reserves, recent acquisitions, and holds
  • Conducting formal and informal reference interviews with students
  • Coordinating interior displays with library staff and faculty

This a part-time position during the academic year from late August through June. The Library Office Assistant will work 14 hours per week on Tuesday and Thursday evenings 2:15 to 9:45 p.m. and alternating Sunday evenings from from 12:00 to 8:00 p.m. Several additional shifts for professional development, training, school events, and holidays are anticipated. The Library Reference Assistant reports to the Library Director.

Candidates should have excellent interpersonal skills, an ability to work collaboratively and independently, research and reference skills or coursework, as well as have experience supervising or working with adolescent girls. Work experience in a school or library environment, experience with library management and citation software, and proficiency utilizing databases is preferred. Other requirements include a Bachelor's degree, proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Apps, as well as experience using Apple products and social media applications. Candidates must be able to remain seated for extended periods of time, as well as lift and move product up to 60 lbs.

Candidates may apply through the school website: http://www.danahall.org/about-us/Job_Opportunities/index.aspx

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Library Assistant, Boxford Library, Boxford, MA

The town of Boxford has an opening for a Library Assistant to perform a variety of library services for patrons of the Boxford Town Library. This is a 30/hr a week, benefit eligible position under the terms of the AFSCME Boxford Clerical/Library Employees Agreement. 

Usual scheduled hours are Mon-Friday 10:00PM to 6:00PM, one evening per week until 8:00PM. The Library Assistant shares a Saturday rotation. Exact hours may depend upon library schedulng needs for both regular service and special events sponsored by the library. Experience with Evergreen ILS, copy catalogin, and social media marketing preferred. Compensation rate is $18.36/hr. 

For job description, please visit our website at: http://www.town.boxford.ma.us/Pages/BoxfordMA_WebDocs/jobs.

All resumes should be forwarded to Kevin Bourque, Library Director, Boxford Town Library, 7A Spofford Road, Boxford, MA 01921. (878) 887-7323 or emailed to kbourque@boxfordlibrary.org by July 26, 2016. EOE. 

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Law Center Archivist, Georgetown University Law Library, Washington, DC

Located in the nation's capital and within walking distance of the U.S. Congress and the Supreme Court, Georgetown University Law Center is known for the quality of scholarship, the teaching of its faculty, which is among the largest in the nation, and for its exceptionally talented and diverse student body. It is the second largest law school in the United States and as one of the premier research facilities for the study of law, the Law Library (consisting of the Edward Bennett Williams Law Library and the John Wolff International and Comparative Law Library) houses the nation's fourth largest law library collection and offers access to thousands of online publications.

The mission of the library is to support fully the research and educational endeavors of the students and faculty of the Georgetown University Law Center, by collecting, organizing, preserving, and disseminating legal and law related information in any form, by providing effective service and instructional programs, and by utilizing electronic information systems to provide access to new information products and services.

The Law Center Archives is part of the Special Collections Department, which preserves and provides access to the analog and digital records that document the history of the Georgetown University Law Center.
Under the direct supervision of the Associate Law Librarian for Digital Initiatives and Special Collections, the Law Center Archivist is responsible for all curatorial functions relating to the Law Center Archives ("Archives"), as well as preservation of digital materials, both digitized and born-digital, and including web-based.

Principal duties include but are not limited to:

  • Oversee and perform archival processes including accessioning, processing, reference and preservation, in collaboration with Special Collections staff, as well as Collections Services staff, ensuring appropriate levels of confidentiality throughout the archival life-cycle.
  • Fosters communication with law center offices to ensure that, in accordance with evolving retention schedule parameters, appropriate inactive records are transferred to the Archives.
  • Develops policies and strategies, and performs best practice digital preservation actions in areas of packaging, authentication and validation, to ensure access to reformatted and born digital content regardless of the challenges of media failure and technological change. The incumbent monitors the monthly web archiving of the Law Center website.
  • Ensure appropriate and consistent file naming and management structures for active digital files.

Requirements:

  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school with an archival focus. Preferred: Certified Archivist.
  • At least 2 years - preferably 3 years of archival experience in an academic library. Preferred: Experience in digital preservation, including digital forensics; Experience in records management.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Ability to explain complex concepts to other areas of the library and law center
  • Ability to collaborate widely
  • Experience with archival functional analysis and arrangement
  • Experience developing and implementing digital preservation solutions for digitized and born digital materials.
  • Experience with EAD, ArchivesSpace, DACS, METS
  • Experience with XML, XSLT, high-level computing language such as Python
  • Experience with implementing and refining retention schedules
  • Experience with legal materials a plus

The position will remain open until filled - to apply, please go to https://jobs.georgetown.edu/login.php. Address applications to Joseph W. Thomas, Deputy Director, and include a cover letter, a current resume, and the names and contact information for three references.

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Librarian, National Ground Intelligence Center, Charlottesville, VA

The National Ground Intelligence Center (NGIC) in beautiful Charlottesville, Virginia has an exciting opportunity for a librarian who is curious, flexible and enjoys working with staff and customers to provide excellent library service. Opening for an enthusiastic librarian with knowledge of Reference, Research and Technical Services.

  • Do you have an inquisitive mind and an eye for detail?
  • Intellectual curiosity and an eagerness to explore new ideas and forge a future vision for a library?
  • Ability to think strategically and articulate library goals and objectives, and have the project management skills to achieve those goals in a measurable ways?
  • Are you savvy with library technology and willing to continue personal education in terms of social media, computer and technology skills and new technologies?
  • Experience with foreign language and/or scientific knowledge is highly desired.
  • The position is a developmental starting a GG9 with a promotion potential up to GG12.
  • Must be an American Citizen with the ability to obtain and retain a Top Secret security clearance with access to Sensitive Compartmented Information.

For this opportunity to apply to the librarian position, you may be physically present and provide your resume to the NGIC community at the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) Career Fair. 

If individuals are unable to attend the job fair in person they may send an application via email on the day of the job fair, 21 July. INSCOM established an online site for the vacancies (with full position descriptions) and instructions on how to apply via email. 

E-mail Instructions:

  • Submit one e-mail for each position of interest.
  • Annotate the announcement number in subject line of each e-mail.  (Librarian position is INSCOM-JF-NGIC-1013)
  • Submit all documents in one file if at all possible.

Resumes must include the job title, location, employer, month/year (hrs. worked) for each job block.

Sample Resume from USAJOBS https://www.usajobs.gov/Applicant/Resume/ListResumes/

The job fair will include:

  • A meet and greet with some of our Leadership Team.
  • Explanation of hiring process, benefits, and salary.
  • Q&A Session

https://www.inscom.army.mil/Employment/CAREER%20DAY%20SAVE%20THE%20DATE.pdf

When: Thursday, July 21, 2016, 10:00-2:00 p.m

Where: Fort Belvoir Community Center, Fort Belvoir, VA (Access on Post requires photo identification) 10300 Taylor Rd, Bldg. 1200, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060

Visitors must access Ft. Belvoir via Tulley Gate and provide a valid state driver's license or photo ID. http://www.belvoir.army.mil/directions.asp

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Call for Nominations: 2016 Social Informatics Best Student Paper Award

The Special Interest Group for Social Informatics (SIG-SI) and the Rob Kling Center for Social Informatics are seeking nominations for an award for the best paper written by a doctoral student on a topic informed by social informatics. Nominations may include a published paper in a peer reviewed journal during 2015 or a conference paper presented in 2015. The author or authors will present their paper at the 12th Annual SIG-SI Symposium on Saturday, October 15, 2016 and receive a $500 cash award at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) in Copenhagen, Denmark in October, 2016.

Nomination letters should be sent to Howard Rosenbaum (hrosenba@indiana.edu) or Pnina Fichman (fichman@indiana.edu) by August 19, 2016 and must include a full citation, a brief explanation for the nomination, and a copy of the article. Self nominations are acceptable.

Winners will be notified by September 9, 2016.

For more information about the Special Interest Group for Social Informatics (SIG-SI): http://asistsigsi.wordpress.com<http://asistsigsi.wordpress.com/

For more information about the Rob Kling Center for Social Informatics: http://rkcsi.indiana.edu<http://rkcsi.indiana.edu/

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Assistant Professor: Knowledge Management, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication, Singapore

We are looking for a scholar-teacher working in the area of knowledge management with an interest in its application to marketing, customer management, big data analytics or equivalent. The candidate is expected to possess a doctorate in an appropriate field from a reputable university.

The Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information is a vibrant global leader in communication and information research and education.  Recent hires and a high level of support reaffirm the School's pre-eminence in the disciplines under its aegis. Singapore is a vibrant cosmopolitan city/state with good weather, low crime, rich cultural attractions, exceptional food, and proximity to numerous points of interest in Southeast Asia.

Emoluments and General Terms and Conditions of Service

Salary will be competitive and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package. Information on emoluments and general terms and conditions of service is available in the section on
<http://www.ntu.edu.sg/NSS/NSSHumanResources/Pages/General-Terms-for-Faculty
-Positions.aspx
> Terms and Conditions  for Academic Appointments.

Application Procedures
To apply, please refer to the http://www.ntu.edu.sg/ohr/career/submit-an-application/Pages/Faculty-Positi
ons.aspx Guidelines for submitting an Application for Faculty Appointment and send your application package [consisting of cover letter, curriculum vitae, personal particulars form, a statement of current and future research interest, teaching statement, effectiveness of teaching (If any), selected publications, and the names of 5 referees] by 11 August 2016 to:

The Search Committee
Nanyang Technological University
Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information
31 Nanyang Link, WKWSCI Building
Singapore 637718

Email: faculty-recruit@ntu.edu.sg

Applications sent via email should include the reference "Application for Assistant Professor in Knowledge Management" in the subject line. Enquiries about the position can be addressed to the above email.

Review of the applications will begin on 12 August 2016 and continue until the position is filled. The candidate is expected to start in July/August 2017. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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Head, Electronic Services, University of Akron, Akron, OH

The University Libraries at The University of Akron seeks a dynamic, collaborative, and creative individual as Head, Electronic Services.  This position provides leadership and direction for personnel who provide services in the areas of library acquisitions, cataloging and metadata, electronic resources management, library systems, and web.  The Head, Electronic Services is a member of the Department Heads Advisory Group and the University Libraries Policy and Planning Group. The successful candidate will be required to meet the University Libraries' criteria for promotion and tenure that include conducting research, teaching, participating on library and university committees, and serving in professional organizations. The University of Akron is a member of the OhioLINK system, a state-wide consortium of more than 90 institutions.


Responsibilities:

  • Direct the work of five faculty librarians and nine staff who comprise the functional areas of acquisitions, cataloging services, electronic resources management, library systems, and web services
  • Ensure the organization, management, and skill levels of Electronic Services personnel meet new challenges including evolving workflows, descriptive cataloging and subject analysis, expanding digital content, development of robust user interfaces, and contributions to consortial collaborations
  • Inspire service innovation and the creative use of technology in technical processing operations and initiatives that enhance access to content
  • Serve as an advocate and resource person for innovative tools and technologies that enhance access for users
  • Serve as a member of various statewide, university and library committees and working groups

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program (or equivalent degree)
  • Minimum of five years of progressively responsible management or supervisory experience in an academic or research library
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Evidence of success in embracing and leading positive change
  • Demonstrated team-building skills, including the ability to motivate, develop, and mentor others
  • Evidence of leadership among library faculty and/or professionals
  • Substantive experience or expertise in one or more of the following: acquisitions, cataloging, metadata management, electronic resources management, user interface development, or library system management
  • Demonstrated commitment to innovative use of resources and emerging technologies as they contribute to meeting the needs of students, faculty, and researchers
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills and the demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in an ethnically and culturally diverse environment
  • Evidence of academic publication productivity and potential
  • Ability to meet the requirements for reappointment and tenure at The University of Akron              

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Expertise with and proficient knowledge of integrated library systems and bibliographic utilities
  • Demonstrated success in the efficient management of electronic resources, leading to clear, reliable user access to these resources
  • Awareness and understanding of web applications and emerging technologies that enhance user access to information
  • Effective project management, process analysis, and strategic planning experience

Application:

Full consideration will be given to applications received by August 15, 2016. Application review will continue until the position is filled.

For complete details and to apply please visit: http://www.uakron.edu/jobs. Job ID #9562

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Legal Alerts & Patron Services Assistant (Part Time), Social Law Library, Boston, MA

This job involves consistent interaction with library patrons both in person and over the phone to help them locate materials in the print and online collections. A Legal Alerts & Patron Services Assistant must be comfortable working in a group with frequent interruptions and have the ability to communicate clearly with fellow library staff and library patrons. A customer service work ethic and the ability to juggle multiple ongoing projects are expected.

Job Duties and Responsibilities (Includes approximate percentage of time spent on each):

  1. Oversees Social Law Library's Legal Periodical Alerts Service (15%): Maintains email lists; scans and distributes new journal table of contents as they are available; fills article requests while complying with Copyright; communicates with members about this service; maintains and updates the Wordpress website; works with Accounting for billing purposes.
  2. Staffing the Circulation desk (30%): Greeting patrons when they enter the library; making sure members and non-members properly log in to the library system; providing orientation to the library and the collection; checking materials in and out; corresponding with patrons via phone, email and in person; retrieving materials for patrons requested via phone, email or online catalog; referring patrons to the Reference Department; communicating with the Reference Librarians; and opening and closing the Library.
  3. Filling Document Delivery orders (30%):  Receiving and retrieving copy orders placed by phone, email, fax, online or in person; copying and scanning materials using photocopier or microfiche reader/printer to fill orders; delivering orders via email and USPS; running credit card information; using an online order system to track and maintain orders; retrieving court documents from the Supreme Judicial Court and Appeals Court Clerk's office.
  4. Performing Collection Maintenance (20%): Primarily includes scanning and shelving materials in the library by location and call number; shelf reading for accurate call number order; updating loose-leaf filing volumes as needed; and assisting with collection shifts, stack labeling or other cleanup projects.
  5. Other duties as assigned (5%): These can include everything from helping to set up for library events and sending bulk mailings to placing service calls for broken copiers and managing library card problems.

Position Requirements:

Education: Bachelor's degree and current enrollment in a library science program also required.

Experience: Prior library experience using Innovative's Millennium or Sierra ILS; law library experience preferred.

Knowledge and Skills: Patron service work ethic required. Must be detail oriented and able to follow instructions. Ability to work independently and maintain harmonious working relationships. Ability to work well with frequent interruptions. Knowledge of basic computer skills including OPAC searching. Must be comfortable with frequent telephone and computer use.

Contact with Others/Scope of Authority: Frequent contact with Library members, visitors and staff.

Working Conditions: The Social Law Library is an air-conditioned smoke-free facility. Position requires stamina to load, unload and push book trucks and work on one's feet for periods of up to three hours at a time. Job entails some moderate lifting and furniture moving.

Hours: A minimum of 24 hours per week to be worked in shifts of no fewer than 3 hours between 8 am and 8 pm Monday through Friday - a minimum of two closing shifts (til 8 PM) is required. Specific days and hours to be mutually agreed upon with the Assistant Director of Library & Research Services. Regular attendance is required; a fixed schedule must be maintained.

Compensation: $15 per hour

Contact: Submit letter of interest and resume to:

Kirsten Leary, Assistant Director of Library & Research Services
Social Law Library
John Adams Courthouse
1 Pemberton Square
Boston, MA 02108-1792
Voice (617) 226-1500
Fax (617) 523-2458
e-mail: joblistings@socialaw.com

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Library Assistant, Watertown Free Public Library, Watertown, MA

The Watertown Free Public Library is in search of a Library Assistant who will help prepare and mend library materials. Duties may include affixing labels and security tags, putting dust jackets on books, mending items that need repair or corrections, basic data entry, and other clerical projects of similar scope.

We are looking for someone who can work 10 hours a week with occasional opportunity to work on special projects. The schedule is negotiable. This is a great opportunity for someone starting library school who is looking to get some experience in a public library.

Qualifications:  High School Diploma or GED, detail-oriented and good organizational skills, have basic computer proficiency, and have the interest and ability to learn additional technology skills as needed by the job. Must be able to follow instructions and complete projects accurately. Light physical effort required. Must occasionally lift/move materials weighing up to 30 pounds.

Hourly Rate: $10

To apply, please submit cover letter, resume, and three references via email to Caitlin Browne, Assistant Library Director at cbrowne@watertown-ma.gov.

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National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR), Library of Congress, Washington, DC

The National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) program is accepting applications through July 20, 2016.  Applicants can apply through the USAJOBs vacancy announcement available from https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/441209500

The NDSR program is a field experience opportunity developed by the Library of Congress and the Institute of Museum and Library Services open to recent masters and doctoral graduates interested in digital stewardship, who have graduated from an accredited degree-granting program between summer 2014 and summer 2016.  Doctoral candidates with graduation beyond summer 2016 are also encouraged to apply.  You can read more about the NDSR program from the website, available from http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/ndsr

Five residents will be selected to begin a one-year, full-time, paid residency to develop, apply, and advance their digital stewardship knowledge and skills in real-world settings.  Please help spread the word about this exclusive opportunity, and pass this message along.  I have also provided some sample text to share via social media channels.

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Regional Government Documents Librarian, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

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

The Smathers Libraries serve as the Regional Depository Library for Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. This position will be the primary contact for the Selective Depository Libraries in the Region, supporting their participation in the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). The Regional Government Documents Librarian is responsible for FDLP outreach, public access, support services, and collection development and serves as the primary liaison to the U. S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) in matters relating to the Libraries' service as a Regional Federal Depository Library.

In this role, the individual will build on the Smathers Libraries' current leadership in implementing a successful regional model that connects traditional publication and collection management with technological innovation through its virtual meeting and educational presence and support of collaborative projects for online delivery and digitization of government publications. In addition, the candidate will build on strong partnerships with all constituents including other regional depositories, library consortia and the GPO, to advance new and innovative ways to increase the public's access to and use of government information. More information about the regional depository library can be found at http://guides.uflib.ufl.edu/ufdocuments

The library encourages staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the Regional Government Documents Librarian will serve on various committees and teams. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Regional Government Documents Librarian will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, and perspectives in work activities. The Regional Government Documents Librarian will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet criteria for tenure and promotion.

The search will remain open until July 25, 2016, review of applications will begin on July 5, 2016. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html. Failure to submit the required documents may result in the application not being considered. If you have any questions or concerns about this process please contact: Bonnie Smith, George A. Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at bonniesmith@ufl.edu.

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

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Continuing Resources Librarian, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

The Continuing Resources Librarian is a tenure track library faculty position in the Cataloging and Discovery Services (CatDS) department, responsible for cataloging and metadata maintenance of serials and other continuing resources. Essential responsibilities include serving as principal serials cataloger and CONSER coordinator for the Libraries; training and overseeing the work of others in continuing resources cataloging; serving as an advisory resource for continuing resources cataloging in the statewide consortium, including the Florida Academic Repository (FLARE); taking a collaborative role in performing metadata maintenance of continuing resources and resolving complex serials related problems; and working to ensure effective and accurate access to continuing and electronic resources in the Smathers Libraries' catalog, digital library, and discovery layer environments.

The Libraries encourage staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the Continuing Resources Librarian will serve on various committees and teams. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Continuing Resources Librarian will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, and perspectives in work activities. The Continuing Resources Librarian will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.

The search will remain open until August 4 2016, review of applications will begin on July 14, 2016. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html. Failure to submit the required documents may result in the application not being considered. If you have any questions or concerns about this process please contact: Bonnie Smith, George A. Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at bonniesmith@ufl.edu.

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

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Young Adult Librarian, Abbot Public Library, Marblehead, MA

Description

Reporting to the Library Director, the Young Adult Librarian has primary responsibility for service to teens (grades 7 - 12), including: providing reference and readers' advisory services; selecting young adult materials in all formats; and developing and implementing programming for teens. Equally important, the person in this position has significant responsibilities in adult services: providing reference and readers' advisory services; selecting adult fiction; and running a monthly book discussion group for adults.

The Young Adult Librarian position is a full-time (37.5 hrs/wk) position, $23.70 - $28.91/hr, with full benefits. The work schedule includes one night per week, and weekend duty in a four-week rotation.

Marblehead, MA, is a coastal community of just under 20,000 residents, located 18 miles north of Boston. Marblehead is famous for its unsurpassed contributions to the American Revolution and the Civil War. Today, its quaint narrow streets and historic 17th and 18th century buildings represent Marblehead as it has existed since its founding in 1629. The town is recognized for its high quality schools, lively cultural scene, beautiful natural setting and popular nautical activities.

Qualifications
A Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution; 3 - 5 years of experience working with teens in a library setting, an in-depth knowledge of YA literature and materials; a proven record of successful programming for teens; strong technology skills, including social media; experience with library service to adults and thorough familiarity with contemporary adult fiction.

A team-player, with flexibility and patience, will be most successful in this position.

Physical demands: The Young Adult Librarian must be able to bend, stand and lift at least 20 pounds.

To apply
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to:
Patricia Rogers, Director, at rogers@noblenet.org
or Abbot Public Library, 235 Pleasant St., Marblehead, MA 01945 
No phone calls, please.

Applications received by July 22, 2016, will be given first consideration.

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Librarian, Lexington Montessori School, Lexington, MA

Lexington Montessori School seeks a full-time Librarian to promote a love of literature and the development of information skills both in the classrooms and the community at large. This person collaborates with classroom teachers at all levels to develop and deliver a cohesive, fully integrated library curriculum.  He or she coordinates the development of library and classroom literature collections. 

Candidates should have experience working with both children and adults, as this creative, self-directed position requires flexibility and collaboration. Montessori background is an advantage. Candidates for this position have a love of reading and learning, a passion for alternative education, and an infectious sense of curiosity about the world. Candidates should understand the development of children's ability to assimilate and understand literature, information skills, and information needs. They should share LMS' commitment to respectful celebration of differences.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Please send a cover letter articulating your interest in the position, your resume, and three letters of reference to employ@lexmontessori.org.

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Library Director, Lawrence Public Library, Lawrence, MA

Summary Statement of Duties and Responsibilities: Professional, administrative and supervisory work in directing the programs and operations of the Public Library and in overseeing all library services and resources; performs all other related work as listed below.

  1. Plans and supervises the operation of the public library; develops library policies, programs and procedures. Responsible for the delivery of public services to the citizens using the public library, and for the efficient administration and management of the library.
  2. Oversees and monitors staffing levels; assigns personnel, and develops work schedules; handles all personnel management functions, including hiring, discipline, and firing; maintains personnel records.
  3. Responsible for long-range planning for library services in accordance with federal, state and local guidelines; responsible for leading staff in the implementation of this plan.
  4. Responsible for providing the means and direction for staff to access up-to- date information on improving services.
  5. Promotes library services to the community, which includes participating in various civic organizations, speaking to groups interested in what services are provided, and meeting with individuals.
  6. Develops the department's operating and capital budget for presentation to the Board of Trustees and City Mayor and City Council; manages funds appropriated; responsible for budgets associated with grant awards and reporting of such funds.
  7. Represents the library at meetings with the Mayor and/or City Council as well as other city boards and/or committees. Promotes the City's interests in local, regional, state and national libraries.
  8. Oversees the preparation and administration of department's grants.
  9. Oversees the department's selection of books and other library material in accordance with policies adopted by the Board of Trustees.
  10. Promotes and publicizes library activities; plans and executes library programs related to fund raising events, speakers, etc.; represents the library at ceremonial occasions in the community and at professional meetings.
  11. Attends a variety of state and regional professional meetings; serves on professional councils and committees, etc.; participates in the work of professional and local cooperative library organizations.
  12. Performs similar or related duties, as required, or as situation dictates.

Qualifications: Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school; ten- (10) years of progressively responsible experience in professional library work, including five- (5) years of administrative and supervisory responsibility at a public library; or any equivalent combination of experience and/or education. State Certification from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners

Pay Grade: Grade 6 - $70,000 - $75,000

APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT. A full job description is available in the Personnel Department. 

www.lawrencefreelibrary.org 978-620- 3600

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Internship (unpaid), United States Department of Justice Libraries, Washington, DC

The Department of Justice Libraries offer ongoing unpaid internships in Washington, D.C. to library science graduate students interested in gaining work experience in a federal law library setting. Practicum opportunities are available for those with an interest in reference, research and web design as well as digitization and technical services. No law degree or legal experience necessary.

Sample activities include:

  • Gain research skills working on real-world questions.
  • Help develop and maintain intranet pages and research guides for the DOJ Virtual Library.
  • Create intranet finding aids for un-cataloged library collections such as Attorney General Memoranda or Legislative files. Create e-legislative histories of statutes enforced by DOJ.
  • Assist in implementing an electronic discovery service, integrating it with DOJ databases.
  • Digitize important paper collections, increasing accessibility to DOJ researchers, including those with disabilities.

We are looking for motivated, self-starting library school graduate students able to work at least eight hours a week. Successful applicants must be a U.S. Citizen and matriculated in a degree program. We will assist a student in obtaining academic credit.

To apply, please email resume and references to Roxie.Daneshvar@usdoj.gov and Bridget.gilhool@usdoj.gov. The application deadline for Fall 2016 is, Friday, July 15th, 2016. No phone calls please.

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Temporary Cataloger, UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA

UMass Amherst Libraries is looking for a Departmental Assistant/Temporary Cataloger who will be responsible for cataloging the New England Yearly Meeting of Friends (Quakers) Collection using RDA, AACR2, LCSH, the OCLC Connexion client, and the Ex Libris Aleph integrated library system. This Collection is a recent gift for the Special Collections & University Archives - http://www.library.umass.edu/locations/scua/. More information on this title can be found at http://neym.org/. This position is expected to last the duration of the academic year.

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

To view the full job description or to apply, go to http://tinyurl.com/ht8zw29.

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Community Services Branch Library Assistant, Worcester Public Library, Worcester, MA

The Worcester Public Library is seeking candidates for the position of Community Services Branch Library Assistant! The successful candidate will possess excellent interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills and have experience working with diverse populations in an urban community. The ideal candidate will possess excellent communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills and have experience working with diverse populations in an urban community. The individual will assist the supervisory team in planning and organizing activities; performs circulation, clerical/administrative work; assists patrons in the use of the library services, facilities and equipment; and interprets library policies to customers.

SALARY: $31,098.43 - $41,450.66 annually; $14.90 - 19.86 hourly

ESSESNTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Assists with the daily operations of the assigned branch libraries
  • Coordinates and performs all circulation activities
  • Trains staff in circulation functions
  • Acts as a liaison with the Main Library Circulation Department and with C/W MARS.
  • Organizes and performs the holds process and functions
  • Assists with readers advisory and reference services, including patron assistance
  • Provides exemplary customer service
  • Interprets and applies general library policies and procedures in a customer friendly manner
  • Represents the library in the neighborhood branches; assists with developing and maintaining awareness of neighborhood library needs
  • Collects, records, and reports appropriate statistics monthly
  • Supervises the daily operations of assigned branch libraries in absence of the Branch Services Supervisor
  • Participates in interviews, supervises, trains, schedules and evaluates branch volunteers
  • Participates in staff training and development opportunities
  • Performs other duties as assigned, consistent with the functions of the work unit and level of responsibility.

MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATION STANDARDS FOR PERFORMING ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Commitment to excellent customer service to a diverse community
  • Enthusiastic self-starter with professional demeanor
  • Excellent organizational skills, and the ability to plan and prioritize work effectively to ensure completion of work
  • Ability to resolve conflicts with staff and customers
  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, volunteers, vendors, and citizens using or working in the library
  • Ability to provide information and guidance clearly, courteously and pleasantly to patrons
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, which may include community outreach
  • Ability to learn and use library technologies
  • Ability to be flexible and to easily handle varying work assignments
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of patron information
  • Ability to push book carts and bins loaded with library materials
  • Ability to stand and or sit for prolonged periods of time
  • Ability to perform bending, stooping, lifting, pushing, and twisting
  • Ability to perform repetitive hand and arm motions for prolonged periods of time
  • Ability to reach and retrieve library materials at high and low shelf heights
  • Ability to move or lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Knowledge of the principles and correct usage of the English language including grammar, punctuation and spelling

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Education: High school diploma or equivalent
  • Experience: One year of data entry experience and/or community public service work, such as library, day care center, book store, or equivalent. Specific courses that have hands-on experience may be substituted for work experience. One year of supervisory experience preferred.
  • Schedule: Monday through Friday including evening hours. May include weekend hours and working at other locations within the library system
  • Travel: Ability to travel to required locations in a timely manner. A valid driver's  license is required

To apply, please visit: www.worcesterma.gov/employment or send resume and cover letter on or before Friday, July 22, 2016, to: City of Worcester, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA 01608. EOE/ AA employer. Preference is given to Worcester Residents.

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Youth Services Librarian, Worcester Public Library, Worcester, MA

The Worcester Public Library is seeking candidates for the position of Youth Services Librarian! This position is a beginning professional position under the immediate supervision of the Youth Services Manager and under the overall direction of the Youth Services Coordinator with the responsibility for connecting children and teen library customers with the information they seek and developing and implementing engaging library programs, collections and services.

SALARY: $44,852.70 - $65,264.96 annually; $21.49 - $31.27 hourly

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Provides exemplary reference and reader's advisory service for young adults, children, parents, teachers, and other adults; looks for opportunities to help library customers feel welcome.
  • Teaches use of basic and specialized reference tools, computer, equipment, etc.
  • Builds, manages and promotes an extraordinary young adult collection.
  • Seeks new ways to utilize the best technological developments.
  • Plans and implements programs for children and teens, including story times, tours, library instruction and outreach services.
  • Conducts bibliographic searches/inquiries using every possible resource.
  • Makes connections, reaches out and represents the library in the community.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of programming for parents, teachers, students and other adults who work with children and teens.
  • Collaborates with a team of professional and paraprofessional staff and with other city agencies and organizations.
  • Takes pride in our library, creating and maintaining beautiful displays, bibliographies, finding aids, and spaces.
  • Stays informed of professional and community developments affecting the library and librarianship.
  • Trains, supervises and evaluates pages and volunteers for the children and teen areas of the library.
  • Interprets and applies general library policies and procedures to the public in a customer friendly manner.
  • Performs other tasks, as assigned, consistent with the functions of the work unit and level of responsibility.

MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATION STANDARDS FOR PERFORMING ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Understand library customers and excel when connecting youth, parents, students and adults who work with children with library resources by demonstrating knowledge of search skills using paper and electronic resources.
  • Commitment to outstanding public service for children.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in current and emerging technologies and their applications.
  • Engage others who are passionate about providing an exemplary customer experience.
  • Ability to organize and self-direct work responsibly.
  • Collaborate and foster positive working relationships while working as part of a team.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with all staff at every level.
  • Embrace opportunities to learn in a changing environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate with professional and paraprofessional staff about concepts, ideas, and requirements.
  • Ability to push carts and bins loaded with library materials up to 50lbs.
  • Ability to reach and retrieve library materials at high and low shelf heights.
  • Ability to stand and or sit for prolonged periods of time.
  • Ability to perform bending, stooping, lifting, pushing, and twisting.
  • Ability to perform repetitive hand and arm motions for prolonged periods of time.
  • Ability to move or lift 50 lbs. or less.
  • Knowledge of the principles and correct usage of the English language including grammar, punctuation and spelling.
  • High level of professionalism and commitment to the organization.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of patron information.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATION:

  • Ability to communicate in more than one language

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Education: MLS/MLIS, including graduate credit in youth services, from a library school accredited by the American Library Association or approved by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners
  • Experience: Relevant experience in libraries, bookstores, schools and/or with children is preferable
  • Schedule: Includes evening and weekend assignments and working at other locations
  • License: Ability to travel to required locations in a timely manner. Must have a valid driver's license

To apply, please visit:  www.worcesterma.gov/employment or send resume and cover letter on or before Friday, July 22, 2016, to:  City of Worcester, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA  01608.  EOE/AA employer. Preference given to Worcester residents.

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Circulation Librarian, Daytona State College, Daytona Beach, FL

Minimum Qualifications: This position requires a Master's degree in Library Science, Information Studies or related field. A minimum of three (3) years supervisory experience in a library setting is also required.

Responsibilities: Daytona State College (DSC) Library is seeking a dedicated and customer focused candidate for a full-time Librarian position. This position reports to the Head Librarian. This individual will demonstrate effective teaching and librarianship, professional development and service to the College. He/she will participate in library efforts to use new technology for instruction, research, and information dissemination as well as participate in shared professional staff responsibilities for library policy decisions and project planning through committee and work group assignments. This position will manage the Circulation Department, staff and related services. He/she will also participate in the liaison program and proactively support the faculty's teaching interest.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: The successful candidate must have a general knowledge of all areas of librarianship. He/she must have the ability to effectively teach library research skills including internet and database search strategy and provide high quality reference and other services to all library users. The successful candidate will provide administrative, supervisory and managerial support for library functions and personnel as assigned. He/she must also have the ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment, take initiative and is self-directed and committed to innovation and creativity. Experience with Aleph Library Management System and Library Circulation and Interlibrary Loan workflows preferred.

Working Hours: This position may require evening and weekend hours as needed. Work schedule and campus location may vary from semester to semester.

The minimum starting salary is $44,500. Minimal additional compensation may be granted for education and/or experience exceeding the minimum stated job requirements. This is at sole discretion of Daytona State College.

Posted: 7/6/2016 Closing Date: 7/25/2016 at 5:00 PM

For consideration, applicants must submit an online application at www.DaytonaState.edu/hr. Applicants may also upload his/her cover letter, resume and transcripts of all degrees and coursework. Application must include the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three (3) professional references. If formal education occurred at an international institution, a copy of the degree evaluation must be uploaded and submitted with the online application. Candidates will not be considered if copies of transcripts (and / or third party evaluations) are not furnished by the position closing date. Any candidate hired must supply official transcripts within 30 days of employment.

Criminal background checks and fingerprinting are required.

For more information, please contact us at telephone 386.506.4505, or 386.506.3238 for a TDD connection, or visit our website at http://www.DaytonaState.edu.

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Digital Archive Volunteer, Town of Shutesbury, MA

The Shutesbury 250th Anniversary Steering Committee has a physical archive of materials related to the anniversary celebration in 2011.

This systematized collection includes newspaper clippings, promotional flyers, programs, photographs, videos and scripts from productions and commemorative booklets. This is a project which offers the opportunity to evaluate a collection of materials and create a digital exhibit to provide for ongoing public access to the experience of this town's celebration of its history.

​The project is ​self-paced and the timing is flexible with Fall 2016 as a potential starting point.

For more information, contact:

Maryelise Suffern Lamet, Ph.D. - Co-chair of the 250th Anniversary Steering Committee; Historian and Administrator/UMass Amherst International Program (retired): mlamet@ipo.umass.edu

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Architectural Archivist, Safdie Archive, Boston, MA

Job Opening: 

Safdie Architects has an opening for an architectural archivist to assume oversight and responsibility as the Boston-based liaison for the Safdie Archive at McGill University, with a primary focus on preparing project materials for shipment to and inclusion in the archive, and to oversee the internal asset management activities at Safdie Architects.

The Safdie Archive is one of the most extensive individual collections of architectural documentation. Containing drawings, models and other design materials in multiple formats, the collection has been housed at McGill University in Montreal since 1990. The selected candidate will take organizational leadership of existing project-related materials at the Safdie Architects' office and act as primary liaison with staff at McGill to preserve and expand the archive while refining and carrying out asset management activities related to current projects as relate to eventual transfer of materials to McGill.

Responsibilities

  • Working with Moshe Safdie and the architectural staff, determine significance of source material.
  • Organize, catalogue, and transfer materials to McGill and other archival storage locations.
  • Collaborate with McGill Canadian Architecture Collection on best practices and standards for a shared workflow.
  • Manage the processing and preservation of original sketches and models.
  • Collaborate with project leaders to develop best practices and procedures for in-house tracking of active project-related materials.
  • Maintain archive of original and digitized visual materials and other digital assets, including video, film, publications, and articles.
  • Collaborate with design technology leaders and IT to develop and implement standards and procedures for active document control and archiving of CAD files, audio-visual material, and emails.
  • Collaborate with the communications and marketing staff on special projects.
  • Oversee materials for exhibit and lending and assist with exhibition activities as appropriate.
  • Manage records management activities and assist colleagues with new transfers and recalls to/from offsite storage.
  • Oversee one part-time archives assistant and occasional project-based interns.

Qualifications
Preference given to candidates with:

  • Advanced degree(s) in library science, architecture, art history, or equivalent degree or equivalent professional experience
  • Strong knowledge of archival standards, digital standards, and collections management
  • Experience using and managing Digital Asset Management programs.
  • Working knowledge of French, Chinese, and/or Hebrew preferred, but not required.


Compensation

  • Equal opportunity employer
  • Full-time position, with competitive salary and benefits
  • Candidates must be authorized to work in the US

Resumes to: employment@msafdie.com. No phone calls please.

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Library Director, Berwick Public Library, Berwick, ME

The Berwick Public Library Governing Board of Directors is seeking a Library Director who will build upon the Library's accomplishments and establish new programming that is innovative, creative, and responsive to the needs of the community. The Board seeks a multifaceted person for this position. The BPL is open for 28 hours and has a collection of about 26,000. The Director is responsible for the direction and supervision of the staff, oversees care and maintenance of library property, develops resources in keeping with the mission statement and policies set by the Board, manages efficient provision of library service to the public, monitors library expenditures, and acts as the chief community representative for the library.

A Master's Degree in Library Science is preferred with a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree is required along with appropriate library and supervisory experience. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to interact courteously and effectively with all members of the public, volunteers, the 9- member Board of Trustees, and Staff. Having a sense of humor helps attain these goals.

The rate of compensation is $18-20 per hour for twenty-four hours per week. Holiday and vacation pay are provided.

The Search Committee hopes to review and begin interviewing the week of July 26, 2016. The position will be opened until filled. Anticipated start date in early October. Please email a cover letter, resume and 3 References to Melissa Saggerer at msaggerer@berwickpubliclibrary.org Please put "LD Application" in the subject line.

Related Website: http://www.berwick.lib.me.us

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Adult Programming & Reference Services Librarian, Central Library, Charlottesville, VA

Description:

This position provides adult and reference services to the public and supports adult programming to a diverse population. Strong public service orientation with general knowledge of library practices, knowledge of reference materials including electronic information resources, online databases, Internet and familiarity with Windows; Some general department and/or branch duties; Assists with some circulation tasks and general library duties; and may occasionally be called upon to serve as the acting branch manager.

Must be able to work a flexible schedule that includes a weekend rotation, including Sundays, and one evening a week.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties:
In addition to the "General Summary," duties include planning adult programs based on the needs and interests of the local community and participating in regional planning; Programs would take place both inside and outside the library, with the goal being to promote library services to both underserved populations and to established community groups; Expected to do publicity, working with other library staff, taking advantage of varied technologies, such as filming, podcasting, etc.; Expected to participate in revisioning of reference using a variety of ways to broaden traditional services; Additional duties will include selection and weeding of print materials and assisting with the selection of databases; Occasionally fills in when manager is absent; Performs other related tasks as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • M.L.S. (Masters of Library Sciences) Degree from an ALA accredited school required;
  • Previous library experience and experience in adult programming and/or reference services.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule that includes a weekend rotation, including Sundays, and one evening a week.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Preference will be given to applicants who have worked with serials.
  • Experience with integrated library system such as Sierra, writing ability and familiarity with social media would be a plus.

Skills:
A strong public service orientation; Familiarity with automated library systems and experience with MS Office suite and online reference resources. Position expected to work at a public service desk to provide reference and information assistance; Requires good interpersonal skills and ability to be an effective team member; Must be detail oriented, have experience working with the public, have superior technical abilities, web design experience, and demonstrated interest in adult programming.

Physical Conditions & Work Contacts:
Ability to push book trucks and other equipment, lift up to 30 pounds, and to stand, stoop, bend and carry. Contacts would include the branch manager, library staff, and the public.

Apply here

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Information Literacy Librarian Tutor (Part-Time), Bay Path University, Longmeadow, MA

The Information Literacy Librarian Central MA Campus (CMC) Tutor provides instruction on the use of the library and its resources to students, faculty and staff; assists and tutors students in research approaches; serves as library-services liaison between Hatch Library and CMC.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Teach information literacy skills to library users at all levels of the curriculum, primarily students in our One-Day-a-Week undergraduate program and several graduate programs.
  • Provide traditional and electronic reference services to students, faculty and staff of the University.
  • Assist and tutor students throughout the research process, including use of print and electronic resources, source evaluation, and other aspects of research and writing.
  • Serve as library-services liaison between Hatch Library and the CMC.
  • Provide discipline-specific support to students in the Legal Program at the CMC.
  • Consult with faculty to determine information-literacy needs in relation to the curriculum.
  • Develop strategies to make students and faculty aware of library services.
  • Assist in routine library duties including circulation and collection maintenance.
  • Attend trainings as required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • MLS from an ALA-accredited program.
  • Reference and instruction service experience in academic library.
  • Demonstrated progressively increasing administrative responsibility.
  • Familiarity with electronic information services and resources.
  • High level of competence and comfort with technology, including online courses and programs, campus learning management systems, and social media.
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and assignments with high quality and minimal errors.
  • Must have demonstrated service orientated attitude.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers and students.
  • Ability to perform work independently and maintain confidentiality.
  • Willingness to work flexible and extended schedule including weekends and evenings when necessary.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion.
  • Should be committed to a culture of diversity and respect.
  • General knowledge of the University's mission, purpose and goals and the role of an Information Literacy Librarian CMC Tutor in achieving those goals.

Applicants for this position should submit a cover letter outlining salary requirements, resume, and contact information for four professional references. All applications should be sent electronically in MS Word format to hr@baypath.edu.

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Research and Instruction Librarian, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC

The College of Charleston Libraries seeks an innovative, collaborative, and dynamic librarian who understands public services, information literacy instruction, and the changing technological environment in an academic library for the position of Research and Instruction Librarian in Addlestone Library. Reporting to the Head of Research & Instruction Services, the librarian in this position will deliver course-related instruction on and off campus; develop research guides and instructional materials; collaborate with academic departments as a library liaison to promote library collections and services, conduct student and faculty research consultations; and provide research assistance and instruction both face-to-face and online while developing an instructional designer's ability to design and create pedagogically rich tools and experiences to enhance critical thinking, promote information literacy, and foster lifelong learning.

Qualifications, Required

  • Graduate degree in Library & Information Science (M.L.S. or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited program
  • Strong public service orientation with an aptitude for providing online and face to face information literacy instruction and reference services in an academic library
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and instructional technology skills
  • Commitment to professional development and the ability to meet the research, teaching, service, and professional competency requirements for tenure and promotion advancement
  • Some evening and/or weekend work may be required

Qualifications, Preferred

  • Experience evaluating, selecting, and implementing instructional technologies in an academic library setting as well as knowledge of current issues and trends in pedagogy is preferred.

Salary
$46,000 - 48,000 annually

Review of applications will begin after September 2, 2016. Ideally, employment will begin by January 3, 2017. To apply, please upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, and 3 professional references at http://jobs.cofc.edu/postings/5160.

The College of Charleston Libraries are comprised of the Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library, the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture, the John Rivers Communications Museum, the Marine Resources Library, and the North Campus Library. The combined annual budgets exceed $5.6 million with a staff of 20 librarians and archivists, 30 full time employees, and 35 student and temporary employees.

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Instructional Services Librarian, Pace University, New York, NY

Participate in a dynamic Information Literacy instruction program that emphasizes the integration of digital and print resources, develops autonomous learners, facilitates lifelong learning, and promotes Core Curriculum learning outcomes including Information Literacy, inquiry, critical thinking, and problem-solving.

Develop, teach and promote library and information literacy skills to undergraduate and graduate students in a variety of programs and disciplines; collaborate with the Instructional Services Team and departmental faculty in designing, implementing, and assessing multi-faceted instructional programs including but not limited to: curricular-based instruction sessions, drop-in workshops and seminars, interactive web-based tutorials, online research guides, and library orientation tours and presentations. Share responsibility for scheduling functions and activities conducted by the Instructional Services Team. Perform all aspects of client-based, in-person and online reference and information services. 

Position Qualifications:

  • MLS from an ALA-accredited institution, or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated experience in and aptitude for both in-person and online Information Literacy instruction. Knowledge and skills in instructional design, assessment, learning theories, instructional principles & practice.
  • Demonstrated understanding of information needs of university faculty, staff and students and a working knowledge of information technologies and their application to enhance user services.
  • Experience with relevant reference and research sources in a variety of formats; well-developed computer and online searching skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational, and analytical skills.
  • Initiative, flexibility and the ability to creatively adapt in an evolving organizational environment.
  • A strong commitment to excellence in service and a demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.

Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Pace University offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. Pace University is an Equal Employment and Affirmative Action Employer, committed to ensuring a diverse learning and working environment.

Candidates are required to complete an on-line application via the University's HR website. Phone calls, hard copy, or e-mail submissions of application materials will NOT be accepted.

Apply online: http://careers.pace.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=55878

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Associate Registrar for Rights & Reproductions, Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology/Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

The Associate Registrar for Rights & Reproductions is responsible for the administrative coordination of the Peabody Museum's digitization and reproduction services.  The Associate Registrar contributes to and implements policies and procedures relating to intellectual property interests in the Museum's images, processes and fulfills rights and reproduction requests for the Peabody Museum's collection for both internal and external clients, coordinates photography/imaging needs, and documents image creation, management, and distribution.  Reports to the Senior Registrar. 

For further information or to apply, see posting 39757BR at http://hr.harvard.edu/jobs/

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Reference and Instruction Librarian, Lasell College, Newton, MA

Division: Academic Affairs Department: Brennan Library
Reports to: Jill Shoemaker, Head of Research Services

Employment Status:

  • Part Time (20 hours a week)
  • Academic Year, 10 months (20 hours per week)

JOB SUMMARY:
This position reports directly to the Head of Research Services. Provides research level library services and answers reference and research questions via the Information Desk, chat, phone, text message. Provide services to students (undergraduate and graduate) and faculty. Work regularly scheduled hours at the service desk. Assist with information Literacy instruction to graduate and undergraduate students. Work scheduled hours on the Reference Desk. Provide online services to distance education undergraduate and graduate students, both on-campus and virtual. The librarian develops materials and guides to support the undergraduate and graduate teaching and learning.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Work assigned hours on the Reference Desk.
  2. Assist with teaching Information Literacy classes. 
  3. Conduct outreach to graduate students and faculty, using in-person and online opportunities.
  4. Participate in major initiatives and programs that impact library services.
  5. Work closely with the Head of Research Services to create web content designed to promote and facilitate information literacy.
  6. Work closely with the Head of Research Services to evaluate the effectiveness and outcomes of library instruction efforts.
  7. Create LibGuides or other online tutorials.
  8. The librarian attends and participates in department, college, and professional activities and meetings that contribute to professional growth and competence.
  9. Create, develop, maintain, or contribute to the library social media tools.
  10. Other duties as assigned by the Head of Research Services and the Library Director


MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED BY THE JOB:

  • Minimum Education level: MLS or MLIS from an American Library Associate accredited institution. Successful candidates would have at least 2 years of library experience.
  • Computer skills: Experience using information resources and tools used in academic libraries, such as bibliographic databases, discovery layers, search engines, citation management tools, etc. Librarian must have experience using standard desktop software.
  • Other Requirements of the Job: Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills; ability to work with fellow Library staff, student workers, Lasell faculty and students, Lasell Village residents, and members of the public. Ability to lift and carry light to moderately heavy boxes.

DESIRED:

  • Professional experience in an academic library experience.
  • A working knowledge of teaching instruction sessions to undergraduate and graduate students.

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Collection Initiatives Librarian, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, TN

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga seeks an innovative and dynamic professional for the position of Collections Initiatives Librarian in the Library's Collection Services Department.

Position Summary
Reporting to the Head of Collection Services, the Collections Initiatives Librarian will assist with day to day operations across the department, take the lead in our new scholarly communication initiatives, and lead departmental projects as needed. As a tenure-track position, the Collection Initiatives Librarian holds responsibilities in three core areas:

As Collections Initiatives Librarian

  • Assist Head of Collection Services in all facets of department life from daily operations to strategic planning including, project management, goal and objective setting, collection development policies, and monitoring trends in acquisitions, electronic resources, and scholarly communications.
  • Works closely with the Head of Collection Services and Director of Special Collections to develop scholarly communication initiatives, including.
  • Educational programs to increase awareness in the UTC community about copyright, open access, data curation, open educational resources, and other scholarly communication issues.
  • Managing UTC's Affordable Course Materials Initiative, working with faculty to utilize open access or library-licensed electronic resources within their courses instead of traditional costly textbooks.
  • Advising UTC faculty on publishing agreements, retention of right to deposit materials in the campus repository.
  • Manage department, library, and university-wide projects and initiatives in an effective manner utilizing project management standards while adhering to project boundaries and timelines.
  • Develop and implement assessment methodologies to assist in collection development in both print and electronic formats; process improvement in ordering, receiving, processing materials, and interlibrary loan; and development of new services.
  • Assist with management and acquisition of e-resources throughout their life cycle.
  • Develop and maintain course reserves policies, workflows, and web pages.
  • Supervise and assist with the supervision of student assistants as needed.

As Collection Services Team Member

  • Work collaboratively with the members of the Collection Services team to develop and manage collection development projects.
  • Analyze and report on data and trends regarding collection growth, usage, material costs, expenditures, etc. to inform decisions regarding the Library's collections, budgetary needs, ddevelop collection strategies, and inform stakeholders of the value of collections across all collection service operations.
  • Cooperate with subject librarians and other staff members to assess library collections and services in support of external reviews or accreditations of academic programs and proposals of new programs, majors, minors, and certificates.

As a Library and University Citizen

  • Participate in providing reference, liaison, and outreach services to the university community.
  • Participate in library-wide planning and committee work.
  • Participate in university governance, planning and service.
  • Conduct scholarship consistent with a tenure-track appointment.
  • Engage in continuing professional development.


If interested, please submit the following to facultyvitae2@utc.edu:

  • A letter of application
  • A current curriculum vita
  • The names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of 3 references including the professional relationship of reference and applicant

Review of applications begins July 8, 2016. Position is open until filled.

http://www.utc.edu/library/pdfs/admin/collection-initiatives-job-description.pdf

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Entry-Level Para-Professional Catalogers, Backstage Library Works, Bethlehem, PA

Job Description

The expected duration of this project is approximately 24 months, working 5 days (40 hours) per week. The Catalogers will be working out of BSLW's Bethlehem office, performing original and copy cataloging for client libraries. Materials are predominantly single-part monographs in English and Western European languages, with a smaller percentage in non-Latin scripts (including Cyrillic alphabet, Hindi, and Urdu).

The Catalogers will provide editing of copy records, including addition of LC classification & subject headings and missing RDA fields, and work with materials for which there is no copy available to create new original records.

Responsibilities

  • Perform original & copy cataloging using RDA and AACR2 standards
  • Meet daily production levels and standards
  • Transport materials between shelving and individual work stations
  • Make informed decisions within given specifications with little supervision

Requirements

  • Attentiveness to detail and quality
  • Work in a deadline-oriented, production environment
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently & productively
  • Learn new skills quickly and thoroughly
  • Basic familiarity with Windows & Microsoft Office suite
  • Familiarity with library standards, including RDA, MARC21, AACR2, LC Classification, and LCSH
  • Type speed minimum: 50+ wpm
  • Must pass a general knowledge test
  • Must pass a background check and drug test prior to appointment
  • College degree

Preferred additional skills

  • Knowledge of one or more foreign languages
  • Experience with ExLibris Voyager ILS
  • Experience with OCLC Connexion
  • MLS/MLIS degree

Full-time positions available at our offices in Bethlehem, PA
Pay starts at $12.50/hr

To apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume via email to Kate Clayborne (kclayborne@bslw.com). Applications will be accepted through July 20, 2016.

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Adult Services Librarian, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick, ME

Curtis Memorial Library has an exciting opportunity for a creative, energetic, and highly motivated professional who embraces innovation and experimentation.  This position provides customer-focused library services within the library, online, and out in the community.

Primary responsibilities include planning and executing educational, entertaining, and enriching programming, along with building community relations and assisting patrons at the public service desk.  The successful candidate will have a flair for public speaking; proficiency with digital literacy; and skill in providing in-depth readers' advisory and information assistance.

Position is full-time (35 hrs/wk) and includes some evening and weekend hours.  MLS degree, or degree pending in 2016, required; public library experience preferred.  Salary range is $21.32 - $27.21/hr.  To learn more about this position, please visit http://www.curtislibrary.com/job-opportunities/#adultserviceslibrarian.

To apply, email cover letter, resume, and letters of recommendation to Pam Jenkins at pjenkins@curtislibrary.com by Friday, July 22.

Located in beautiful mid-coast Maine, Curtis Memorial Library is a dynamic community center serving a population area of 25,000, with over 900 visits a day and growing.  The area offers a rich array of educational, cultural, and recreational opportunities and a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly downtown.

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Library Fellow, UMass Medical School, Worcester, MA

GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION:

Under the direction of a Librarian or designee, the Library Fellow contributes to the organization by performing meaningful projects and assignments. The Library Fellows Program (LFP) is designed to provide a 2 year work experience emphasizing hands-on learning and research into topics of information management, and medical librarianship. The program incorporates training, professional development, and research. It is designed to guide the fellow toward a professional career in academic medical librarianship. The underlying principle of the fellow program "is shared value". The Lamar Soutter Library (LSL) provides a learning laboratory where recent MLS graduates experience the real working world and explore the range of experience when assisting clinicians and researchers with their information needs.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide in depth and ready reference service to patrons
  • Provide reference service on demand via personal contact, telephone, or e-mail using a variety of information tools and library systems
  • Promote information and research services, engaging users to assess work needs beyond initial reference inquiries
  • Provide end user access to information resources using local, regional, and national collections and systems
  • Provide technology support to patrons
  • Participate in and lead strategic initiative teams, committees, and task forces
  • Develop content for the library's web page and posts using content management tool, e.g. LibGuides
  • Evaluate services and suggest changes to improve effectiveness
  • Participate in Library professional staff and consortia meetings
  • Design and implement research projects and publications in order to contribute to the advance in medical librarianship
  • In collaboration with the librarian mentor complete a research project related to health science librarianship in a focus area such as technology, evidence- based medicine, informatics, data or knowledge management
  • Deliver reports, presentations, and publications at peer reviewed level
  • Create a self- directed course of study and investigations to meet the challenge of interpreting results for decision making in a library environment
  • Perform other duties as required.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
MLS degree in an ALA- approved library/information science program

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/cgh9nkx6sy

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Electronic Resources Librarian, California State University, Hayward/Concord, CA

DUTIES OF THE POSITION: 
Working collegially with the library faculty, the Electronic Resources Librarian will develop and manage electronic resource collections, including acquisition, licensing and access; keep current with emerging technologies and developments in electronic products and services; serve as a liaison between library public and technical services to facilitate the effective integration of electronic resources to support the teaching and learning mission of the University; and design effective assessment strategies for electronic resources and services.The appointee to this position will participate in the full range of faculty responsibilities, including teaching credit courses and other instructional sessions in the library information literacy program; providing instructionally-focused reference services in person and online to undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and staff members of the University during day, evening, and weekend hours; serving as a subject specialist and liaison to disciplinary departments; and participating in faculty governance. Librarians enjoy faculty rank and privileges and are expected to participate in the full range of Library faculty responsibilities and activities expected of a member of the tenure-track.  This is advertised as a 12-month appointment.  Please note that teaching assignments at California State University, East Bay include courses at the Hayward, Concord and Online campuses. In addition to teaching, all faculty have advising responsibilities, assist the department with administrative and/or committee work, and are expected to assume campus-wide committee responsibilities.
QUALIFICATIONS: Required: MLS from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent; excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills; demonstrated knowledge of electronic resource managements trends and practices; demonstrated awareness of industry standards in acquiring and licensing electronic resources; experience with integrated library systems and discovery layers; demonstrated ability to work within a team environment where collaboration and cooperation are essential; ability to work collegially in a diverse, fast-paced environment; demonstrated ability to serve students from diverse educational and cultural backgrounds; familiarity with the principles of information literacy; a strong service commitment; and demonstrated ability to meet the University Libraries' tenure and promotion standards.
Desirable:  Demonstrated knowledge or experience in the ExLibris Alma/Primo LMS; demonstrated experience with EBSCOadmin, including EDS, Holdings Management, and Full Text Finder; demonstrated experience and ability to manage the lifecycle of licensed electronic resources, troubleshoot and analyze electronic resource access problems; demonstrated knowledge of the technical issues involved in the network delivery of electronic resources; demonstrated knowledge of collection development practices in academic libraries, including oversight of collection budgets; demonstrated ability in planning, managing, and assessing electronic resource collections and resolving electronic resource access issues; knowledge of bibliographic and metadata tools; strong analytical skills, including experience with statistical analysis and modelling; demonstrated ability in planning and implementing projects. It is anticipated that this position will be a library liaison to the College of Business and Economics; therefore, preference will be given to candidates with experience and/or coursework in business, economics, and/or related fields.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  First review date is September 23, 2016, but the position will be considered open until filled. Please submit a letter of application, which addresses the qualifications noted in the position announcement; a complete and current vita; names and email addresses of three references.

For full description and to apply: https://apply.interfolio.com/35629

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Teaching & Learning Program Manager & Liaison Librarian, MIT Libraries, Cambridge, MA

The MIT Libraries seek a program manager to advance a next-generation instruction program that is aligned with MIT educational initiatives, innovative and interdisciplinary scholarship, and the "learn by doing" culture at MIT. In an era in which the success of almost every endeavor requires expert use of information, and solving global problems may require revising knowledge practices across many disciplines, academic libraries can make a unique contribution. The T&L Program Manager and Liaison will collaborate with partners throughout the MIT Libraries and across campus to advance the abilities of scholars to work effectively in the evolving networked information landscape as well as help shape it.

Program management responsibilities:

  • Systematically integrate knowledge about teaching and research at MIT into an evolving library instruction program.
  • Lead the development of a library T&L program that builds the teaching skills of library staff, supports faculty who are teaching with technology, and brings research into practice.
  • Align the Library's instruction program with major MIT initiatives, such as online and blended learning, as well as pedagogical approaches being developed in the sciences, engineering, social sciences and humanities.
  • Develop collaborative relationships with programs and offices that are constructing the future of education at MIT.
  • Assist library colleagues supporting all disciplines to implement high-impact teaching plans for both in-person and online learning.
  • Establish a sustainable assessment regimen for the instruction program that gives insight on program impact and drives continuous improvement.
  • Use knowledge of national and international trends in T&L to inform local planning.

Liaison responsibilities:

  • Serve as liaison to interdisciplinary programs in the humanities and social sciences, primarily Comparative Media Studies/Writing (CMS/W).
  • Support those communities through outreach, instruction, reference and collections work.
  • Connect liaison work and relevant CMS/W scholarship with the instruction program, instructional technology projects and instructional design.

The incumbent will be part of the Department of Liaison, Instruction and Reference Services (LIRS), working closely with the e-learning librarian and with other library units. Participation on committees and in system-wide initiatives to enhance the quality and impact of library services is a responsibility of all MIT library professionals. Professionals who enthusiastically embrace the empathy, courage, self-reflection and respect essential in a multicultural, diverse and inclusive workplace, and who strive to incorporate those values in public service work, research, and program development are encouraged to apply.

Required qualifications:

  • Master's degree in information and library science or other relevant field.
  • Experience teaching in higher education.
  • Successful program development and evaluation.
  • Experience working with faculty to integrate technology in face-to-face, blended and online teaching environments.
  • Facility, mastery, and independent exploration of a range of technologies and pedagogical practices relevant to teaching and learning.
  • Ability to work effectively in a shared decision-making environment: appropriately taking initiative or seeking guidance, working independently or collaboratively, coordinating projects, leading teams, and helping others succeed.
  • Excellent skills for sharing information appropriately in multiple contexts.
  • Evidence of successful coordination and collaboration across organizational boundaries.
  • Evidence of potential to lead change and implement new services and work methods.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Advanced degree or coursework in learning sciences, instructional design or other relevant field.
  • Experience with educational research.
  • Participation in course design and/or efforts aimed at assessing student learning.
  • Project management experience or education.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: $55,000 is minimum entry-level salary. Actual salary and appointment classification (Librarian I or II) will depend on qualifications and experience. MIT offers excellent benefits including a choice of health and retirement plans, a dental plan, tuition assistance and a relocation allowance. The MIT Libraries afford a flexible and collegial working environment and foster professional growth of staff with management training and travel funding for professional meetings.

Apply online at: http://careers.mit.edu/. Applications must include cover letter and resume. Priority will be given to applications received by July 25, 2016; position open until filled. MIT is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community and particularly encourages applications from qualified women and minority candidates.

The MIT Libraries support the Institute's programs of research and study with holdings of more than 2.9 million print volumes and 3.1 million special format items, and terabytes of MIT-owned digital content. In addition, rare special collections, Institute records, historical documents, and papers of noted faculty are held in the Institute Archives and Special Collections. Library resources and services are accessible to students and researchers through the Libraries' website (http://libraries.mit.edu/), and library spaces are widely available for both collaborative work and quiet study. Library resources are supplemented by innovative services for bioinformatics, GIS, metadata, social science and other research data. Through a culture that encourages innovation and collaboration, the MIT Libraries are redefining the role of the 21st century library - making collections more accessible than ever before, and shaping the future of scholarly research. Library staff, at all levels, contribute to this spirit of innovation and to the mission of promoting learning, discovery and the advancement of knowledge at MIT and beyond.

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Exhibition Internship (unpaid), American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB), Boston, MA

Description:

The primary role of this intern is to research and curate an exhibition using digitized materials in the archive, which will be featured on the AAPB website at americanarchive.org. They may also provide high quality reference services to researchers who are seeking materials in the archive.

Additionally, the intern will also have the opportunity to contribute to the American Archive blog. The intern will have the opportunity to work on other MLA projects as priority dictates.

Reference and Exhibitions Internship Skills Preferred: 

  • Basic computer skills, familiarity with Macintosh computers.
  • Attention to detail and good communications skills.
  • Internet savvy, with good research skills.
  • Good writing skills.
  • Coursework or experience curating exhibits preferred.
  • Familiarity with digital libraries and library practices also helpful.

WGBH Internship Requirements:

  1. WGBH internships are open only to students enrolled in an accredited college or university.
  2. Internships are unpaid.
  3. Interns are expected to commit 8-10 hours/week. Daily scheduling is flexible during normal business hours.

Applicants interested in the Internship should send a resume and a statement of interest by July 13 th , by email to: Sadie Roosa: sadie_roosa@wgbh.org

American Archive of Public Broadcasting Project Description:

An unprecedented and historic collection of American public radio and television content - dating back through the 1950s - are being permanently preserved and made available to the public through a collaboration between the Library of Congress and WGBH known as the American Archive of Public Broadcasting. In 2007, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) initiated an inventory of public media content from contributing stations, resulting in 2.5 million records representing complete programs, raw footage, unedited interviews, recorded speeches, and live music sessions. Now, 40,000 hours of that content has been digitized for long-term preservation in the American Archive of Public Broadcasting. 

WGBH is responsible for:

  • Cataloging digitized content
  • Implementing the rights and access strategy
  • Leading efforts to further develop PBCore, a metadata schema for audiovisual materials
  • Creating resources and training opportunities for participating organizations
  • Building the AAPB website
  • Curating exhibitions featuring digitized content of historical significance
  • Developing strategy and identifying opportunities for long-term sustainability
  • Project promotion and outreach

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Cataloging Internship (unpaid), American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB), Boston, MA

AAPB Cataloging Internship

Description:

The WGBH Media Library & Archives has an opportunity for graduate students in library science, history or related fields to work on the American Archive of Public Broadcasting. Come and help us preserve the history of public television and radio! Help us make it accessible to the American public and for future generations! The AAPB Cataloging interns will primarily assist with the cataloging and normalization of records for the 40,000 hours of digitized media. This is an excellent opportunity to learn audiovisual cataloging, the PBCore metadata schema (pbcore.org), and data normalization.

Additionally, the intern will also have the opportunity to contribute to the American Archive blog and participate in the AMIA PBCore Advisory Subcommittee. The intern may have the opportunity to work on other MLA projects as priority dictates.

Cataloging Internship Skills Preferred: 

  • Basic computer skills, familiarity with Macintosh computers.
  • Attention to detail and precise work extremely important.
  • Internet savvy, with good web and library search skills.
  • Previous coursework in cataloging helpful.
  • Knowledge of PBCore or other xml schemas helpful.
  • Familiarity with digital libraries and library practices also helpful.

WGBH Internship Requirements:

  • WGBH internships are open only to students enrolled in an accredited college or university.
  • Internships are unpaid.
  • Interns are expected to commit 8-10 hours/week. Daily scheduling is flexible during normal business hours.

Applicants interested in the Internship should send a resume and a statement of interest by July 13 th , by email to:
Sadie Roosa: sadie_roosa@wgbh.org

American Archive of Public Broadcasting Project Description:

An unprecedented and historic collection of American public radio and television content - dating back through the 1950s - are being permanently preserved and made available to the public through a collaboration between the Library of Congress and WGBH known as the American Archive of Public Broadcasting. In 2007, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) initiated an inventory of public media content from contributing stations, resulting in 2.5 million records representing complete programs, raw footage, unedited interviews, recorded speeches, and live music sessions. Now, 40,000 hours of that content has been digitized for long-term preservation in the American Archive of Public Broadcasting.

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Access Services Librarian, Albany Law School, Albany, NY

The Access Services Librarian supervises the library's circulation, interlibrary loan, reserves, legal supplementation, and collection maintenance. Hires, trains, and supervises library personnel and work-study students in these areas. Supervises the implementation and enforcement of library access and use policies and procedures. Participates on the reference librarian team, schedules reference desk coverage, and coordinates faculty research requests. Manages access to the library's electronic resources and troubleshoots technical issues. Provides library instruction and participates in the law library management. The Access Services Librarian reports to the Director of the Library.

Qualifications include: Accredited MLS degree or equivalent and accredited Juris Doctor degree with at least 1-2 years of supervisory experience and at least 1-2 years of legal reference experience. Teaching experience preferred. Ability to demonstrate a strong service ethic in an academic library setting. Proven ability to work collaboratively in a team environment using excellent communication and organizational skills. Demonstrated flexibility to embrace and adapt to change.

Albany Law School offers competitive pay and a comprehensive benefit package. To apply, please send cover letter and resume to:

Albany Law School
Director of Human Resources
80 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208-3494
Fax: (518) 445-3262
E-mail: hr@albanylaw.edu

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Youth Services Librarian, Mandel Public Library, West Palm Beach, FL

The City of West Palm Beach (pop. 102,000) - with its sunny palm-lined streets, scenic waterfront views, quaint shopping districts, historic neighborhoods, and year-round outdoor festivals - is a slice of paradise whose hallmarks are elegance and luxurious comfort. West Palm Beach is the county seat of Palm Beach County and one of the fastest growing areas in the country. We are proud of our ethnic and cultural diversity, both in the community we serve and in our workplace.

The City of West Palm Beach was incorporated in 1894 and encompasses 55 square miles and is blessed with a downtown intracoastal waterfront. The City features a variety of national recognized cultural and leisure activities. West Palm Beach operates under a strong mayor form of government since 1993. This system combines the strong political leadership of a Mayor, who is responsible for running the affairs of the City, with an elected City Council.

Explore the many opportunities available for those who work, live or play in the paradise we call City of West Palm Beach!

Summary
This position as Children's Librarian provides reference and reader's advisory for the youth services department, provides story hours, children's programs, customer service to children and their caregivers. Promotes library services with local schools. Coordinates outreach programs. Works on projects as assigned to promote an interactive creative educational experience and performs related duties as assigned. This position work schedule includes working nights and weekends.

Salary
$43,967 Annually
Excellent Benefits!

Qualifications
Master's degree in Library Science (MLS) from an ALA accredited program of study with two (2) years related experience in a field such as teaching, recreation, social work or book sales, or related field.

Alternate requirements: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and the ability to complete the Master's degree in Library Sciences (MLS) within six (6) months from the date of employment, and three (3) years related experience in a field such as teaching, recreation, social work, or book sales, or related field.

Additional Details
The selection process for this position may consist of any, all or a combination of the following tests: evaluation of training and experience, written examination, structured oral interview or other assessment method.

How To Apply
If you are interested in applying for this position you may download an official employment application from our website at www.wpb.org or you can apply online here

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Part-Time Bilingual Researcher, Bublup Technologies, Telecommuting

Are you looking for a job with a flexible schedule that allows you to work from home? Do you have an Apple computer and access to the Internet?

This opening is for a 1099 Contracted Employee at $12/hr with between 10-20 hours a week commitment. Must be fluent in both Spanish and English. Research topics range from Jennifer Lopez to the environment.

Benefits:

  • Gain professional experience;
  • Flexible hours;
  • Individual projects which require ~1 hour each.
  • Job Requirements:
  • Fluent in both English and Spanish;

Job Requirements:

  • Must have a personal Apple Computer (laptop or desktop) with El Capitan or Yosemite (No Windows);
  • Minimum commitment of 10-20 hours/week;
  • Sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement;
  • Reside in the US and have a Taxpayer identification Number (Social Security Number) at the time of application;
  • Have a checking or savings account for direct deposit.

Send application to: jobs@bublup.com

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Reference Librarian, Research & Instruction, Bentley University, Waltham, MA

Job Description:

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

Schedule:  6pm-2am Sunday-Thursday (September-May); 2pm-10pm Sunday-Thursday (summer)

Primary Responsibilities Include:

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

Essential Functions:

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

Minimum Qualifications (Education and Experience Requirements):

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

Preffered Qualifications:

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

Physical Demands:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The work requires some physical exertion such as long periods of standing; or recurring activities such as bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching; or recurring lifting of moderately heavy items such as boxes of books or journals.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

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

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Call for Applications: Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) Internship

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

The VRAF Internship Award provides financial support for graduate students preparing for a career in visual resources and image management. The award grants $4,000 to support a period of internship in archives, libraries, museums, visual resources collections in academic institutions, or other appropriate contexts. A complete description of the internship and application instructions are available here: http://vrafoundation.org.s119319.gridserver.com/index.php/grants/internship_award/

Applications are due on July 31, 2016.

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Marketing, Public Relations & Social Media Specialist, Chelmsford Public Library, Chelmsford, MA

The Chelmsford Public Library is seeking a dynamic, creative individual for our new position of Marketing/Outreach Specialist. This person will work collaboratively and individually to market and promote the Library's programs, collections, activities and mission, and to reach out to the community to bring in new customers and create beneficial partnerships with other groups and agencies in the Town of Chelmsford and surrounding area.

Duties include (but not limited to):

  • Develop and oversee a coordinated and cohesive marketing strategy
  • Coordinate social media and public relations efforts
  • Write and distribute the Library newsletter and email announcements
  • Assist in the design of a cohesive style guide for marketing materials
  • Assist in grant-writing
  • Design posters, fliers, handouts, mailings and more
  • Oversee the in-library digital display
  • Write press releases and promotional items
  • Contribute to the library website
  • Be part of the adult program planning team
  • Identify potential community partnerships
  • Analyze program attendance and share findings
  • Conduct polls, surveys and questionnaires
  • Conduct outreach events
  • Help identify non-users
  • Participate on committees and attend professional development training within MVLC (our consortium), state, region and national associations

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in marketing, communications or related subject required; MLS or MLS candidate a bonus; experience in marketing, communications or related field and/or in a library setting; excellent skills in graphic design; experience with Word Press, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Constant Contact, and Microsoft Office, especially Publisher; excellent written and oral communication skills.

Salary: $44,961 to $65,320 in 11 steps
Hours: 37.5 hours per week, including some evenings and weekends as required

Application: Submit cover letter, resume and promotional samples to Library Director Becky Herrmann via email at bherrmann@townofchelmsford.us - Open until filled but applications received by July 15th will be given priority.

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Electronic Resources Acquisitions & Licensing Librarian, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

The Electronic Resources Acquisitions and Licensing Librarian plays a key role in developing collection development strategy and negotiating student and faculty access rights to thousands of electronic resources. Benefits include support for research, presenting, and publishing along with vacation, insurance, retirement savings, and appreciation for work-life balance. This is a continuing faculty status track position (equivalent of tenure) in the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University.

Qualifications:

  • MLS from an ALA-accredited institution 
  • A second master's degree or PhD helpful
  • Required Knowledge
    • Knowledge and understanding of electronic information resources, copyright and intellectual property rights, and scholarly communication issues and practices 
    • Familiarity with legal contracts and especially with terms relating to libraries
    • Deep understanding of numerous protocols used by the ERM systems and discovery services
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, prioritize work, and complete projects in a timely and quality fashion
  • Demonstrated potential for creativity and leadership
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and coordinating ability
  • Flexibility in adapting to changing departmental and organizational priorities and adaptability in responding to ever-changing technological environments and increasingly dynamic work environment
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including oral and written communication and the ability and desire to work collaboratively with colleagues, faculty, and students
  • Ability to teach and participate in outreach programs such as class lectures, exhibits, and presentations
  • Excellent computer skills and ability to learn library-specific systems quickly

This position is responsible to effectively acquire, maintain, and facilitate discovery of and ensure seamless access to subscription and open access electronic resources by serving as the first point of communication with publishers, intellectual property rights holders, and other providers of such resources. This position also has oversight for the management, quality control and recommended enhancements to the library's various electronic resource management (ERM) databases. Additionally, this position supports the electronic information and licensing needs of the Consortium of Church Libraries and Archives.

Review of applications will begin September 1, 2016.

Apply: https://yjobs.byu.edu/postings/10389

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Instructional Services Librarian, Johnson State College, Johnson, VT

Job Description:
To carry out professional library responsibilities; including coordinating one or more major library function(s); participating in development of policies and procedures and library planning activities.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Coordinate reference services for the college community.
  • Develop, promote and coordinate the bibliographic instruction.
  • Work with the library director to formulate collection development policies.
  • Responsible for selection of specific subject areas for collection selection.
  • Keep abreast of current developments and trends in the field.
  • Create, write and update library publications, including subject guides.
  • Provide reference service in all formats.
  • Maintain the library's web presence.

Requirements:
Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program, plus one to three years of relevant experience, including some academic reference experience, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired.

  • Broad base of knowledge and skills related to college library and web technologies.
  • Good planning, organizational, administrative and supervisory skills.
  • Ability to deal effectively with library patrons and staff, including good interviewing, teaching, advising and public speaking skills.

This general outline illustrates the type of work which characterizes the job classification. It is not an all encompassing statement of the specific duties, responsibilities and qualifications of individual positions assigned to the classification.

Additional Information:
Acknowledging the universality of our shared humanity, we value, appreciate, honor and actively celebrate the backgrounds and beliefs that make us different, and seek to broaden our own worldview by learning from each other's stories.

We strongly encourage applications from members of ethnic minority groups and other under-represented backgrounds. JSC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with ADA requirements, we will make reasonable accommodations for the known disability of an otherwise qualified applicant.

Please note, this job requires a fingerprint supported criminal background check and a motor vehicles record check.

Application Instructions:
Apply on-line at www.jsc.edu/jobs. click Apply Now and follow the on screen instructions. You will need to upload your resume or CV, cover letter, and other supporting materials, for best results all documents should be in PDF format.

Should you experience difficulty with the application process please click on the Contact our Help Desk link and a technical representative will respond to your request soon. Please note that only applications received via this on-line system will be considered.

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Campus Engagement and Instruction Librarian, Grand View University Library, Des Moines, IA

The Grand View University Library is seeking an energetic, creative, user-focused, and highly collaborative person with a strong interest in outreach and instruction, to fill the position of Campus Engagement and Instruction Librarian.

The primary focus of this position is to plan, implement, and assesses programs and services designed to meet changing student needs, with an emphasis on a holistic approach to learning in both formal and informal settings. The individual in this position will initiate efforts to increase use of library services by collaborating with academic support services, student groups, and other campus partners. They will also participate in the embedded librarian and faculty development programs and serve as liaison to the science departments. Their schedule includes one night per week and occasional weekends.

A MLS from an ALA accredited institution is required for the position. The successful candidate will have a strong service orientation, be highly creative, show an ability to build collaborative relationships, thrive in a team-oriented environment, have exceptional communication skills, and a demonstrable knowledge of current information technologies. Experience teaching information literacy in an academic setting is preferred.

Grand View is a Lutheran liberal arts university with a diverse population of approximately 1800 students, located in Des Moines, IA.

Duties include:

  • Developing special programs, engagement activities, and instructional workshops that support library and/or university objectives in a holistic approach.
  • Monitoring and regularly assessing the library outreach programs.
  • Designing and implementing effective library instruction for embedded librarian projects, on site classrooms and remote access users.
  • Providing leadership in outreach to the community via social media.
  • Serving as a member of and liaison to one of the colleges of the university; attending college and faculty meetings, providing specialized instruction, and collection development.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • ALA accredited MLS is required.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness as an engaging instructor in a classroom setting or online environment.
  • Familiar with commonly used academic computing, cloud based, and digital multi-media technologies.
  • Demonstrated exceptional creative, oral and written communication skills
  • Five years of academic library experience preferred.

Required:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Contact Information for 3 References

For further details and to apply, visit the job listing here: http://grandview.hrmdirect.com/employment/job-opening.php?req=396704&&&nohd#job

Questions may be directed to:
Pam Rees, Director of the Library and Information Resources
prees@grandview.edu
Grand View University
1350 Morton Ave
Des Moines, IA 50316
(515)263-6098

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Youth Services Librarian (2 positions), Newark Public Library, Newark, NJ

Job Description:
The Newark Public Library is accepting applications for Youth Services Librarians at our Branch Libraries including North End and Vailsburg. We are seeking kind, creative, and enthusiastic librarians who love to work with young people and their families. Youth Services librarians will be responsible for programming, outreach, reference, and collection development. 

Duties will include but are not limited to:
  • Providing excellent customer service 
  • Supporting children with homework assignments
  • Assisting children with selecting books to read for pleasure
  • Answering reference questions of varying difficulty and explaining the use and availability of reference sources in all appropriate formats
  • Instructing in the effective use of electronic resources for finding information
  • Planning and facilitating creative library programs for children and their families 
  • Conducting story times, crafts programs, and other activities
  • Hosting teen programs and activities as needed
  • Fostering early childhood literacy and supporting family literacy
  • Establishing and maintaining effective relationships with community organizations, schools, and the public 
  • Planning and providing outreach activities to schools and community organizations
  • Selecting books and other library materials for collections and maintaining those collections
  • Managing special projects and performing other work as required
  • Acting as second in charge of the branch 
  • Supervising clerical staff and volunteers, as needed 
  • Preparing clear, accurate, and informative narrative and statistical reports 
The positions are full time at 35 hour per week. Benefits include 20 vacation days, 3 personal days, and 14 holidays. Wage/​Salary: $52,548

REQUIREMENTS: A Master's degree in Library or Information Sciences and a New Jersey Professional Librarian's Certificate are required for appointment at the Librarian title. The successful candidates will have experience working with children or teens, excellent interpersonal communication skills, and a commitment to exemplary public service. Familiarity with children's literature is an asset. Bilingual English/Spanish and/or English/Portuguese candidates are encouraged to apply. This position requires New Jersey residency: N.J.S.A. 52:14-7 (L. 2011, Chapter 70). 
Please send a cover letter expressing your interest in the position, resume, and three references to Heidi Cramer, Assistant Director for Public Services, The Newark Public Library at hcramer@npl.org

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Library Assistant, Brown Rudnick, Boston, MA

Brown Rudnick has an opening for a Library Assistant in their Boston office. The successful candidate will provide support in the day to day running of the Boston Library.

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Checks in library materials and daily mail
  • Processes and distributes print and electronic subscriptions
  • Processes and shelves new print material
  • Identifies missing material and initiates claims process with publishers
  • Updates loose-leaf services
  • Password management
  • Creates and maintain training calendar
  • Shelves reading and audits the library collection
  • Assists with special projects
  • Provides general library maintenance
  • Other duties as assigned
QUALIFICATIONS
  • A degree in Information and Library Management or Library Science is preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel 
  • Ability to work quickly and independently, prioritize and manage tasks, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced, professional environment
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a collaborative style with library team across offices
Part-time: 21 hours [Must be available at least 3 mornings]
Please send resume to Mahlet Zewdu at Mzewdu@brownrudnick.com

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Cataloging/Metadata Librarian, University of Miami Law Library, Miami, FL

The law library is seeking an experienced cataloging/metadata librarian.  The cataloging/metadata librarian is responsible for original and adaptive cataloging of materials in all formats in accordance with recognized standards, with special attention to serials and electronic resources.  The person in this position also develops policies and procedures for bibliographic and authority control.  

Responsibilities:

  • Provides timely original and complex cataloging for library materials in all formats and languages, including print and electronic monographs, and serials;
  • Designs, implements and monitors cataloging projects;
  • Develops local interpretation and application of metadata standards;
  • Develops and provides training to library staff regarding resource description and metadata management;
  • Provides back-up for the Systems Librarian in maintaining the institutional repository;
  • Maintains electronic resources records in the library's resource management system;
  • Stays current with cataloging and metadata developments and provides expert advice to the library on providing access to information resources
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
M.L.S. (or foreign equivalent) from accredited institutions and a minimum of 3 years of professional cataloging experience, particularly in cataloging serials and electronic resources, experience with OCLC Connexion and a resource management system, preferably Ex Libris; excellent organizational and interpersonal skills; strong service philosophy; able to work in a fast-paced environment with people from varied backgrounds.

Salary and Benefits
Commensurate with qualifications and experience; comprehensive benefits package. This position is a non-tenure track faculty appointment.

Application
Anyone wishing to be considered for this position should write or email Robin Schard, Associate Director, at rschard@law.miami.edu or the University of Miami Law Library, P.O. Box 248087, Coral Gables, FL 33124 or by Fax (305) 284-3554. For questions, please contact Robin Schard by email or by telephone (305-284-6441).

The application letter should include a complete statement of qualifications, a resume and the names and addresses of at least three persons who are knowledgeable about the applicant's qualifications for this position. Candidates applying by July 30, 2016 will be given first consideration, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Reference/Outreach Librarian, University of Miami Law Library, Miami, FL

The Law Library is seeking a Reference/Outreach Librarian to join our team. In addition to general reference duties, such as working at an active reference desk, teaching, responding to faculty research requests, and preparing library publications, the Reference/Outreach Librarian is responsible for developing and coordinating library services and trainings for law school staff and departments, as well as non-law school groups.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Assists in maintaining the library's web page, and manages the library's online presence via other electronic means;
  • Develops, markets, and implements outreach initiatives geared toward law school staff and departments;
  • Coordinates and implements the preparation of, and prepares, print and electronic research guides, video tutorials, and other technology-based tools to educate and assist patrons in conducting legal research and using library resources;
  • Coordinates trainings for non-law school departments and programs;
  • Provides reference assistance to law students and faculty, the University of Miami community, members of the bar and the public;
  • Participates in teaching library-sponsored classes;
  • Responsible for faculty research requests as needed;
  • Possibility of teaching an advanced legal research course as an Adjunct;
  • Some evening and weekend work is required;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
M.L.S. (or foreign equivalent) and J.D. (or foreign equivalent) from accredited institutions; excellent organizational and teaching skills, as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills; ability to develop and implement a new program from beginning to end; strong service philosophy; desire to participate as an enthusiastic team player; hard working and flexible; able to work in a fast-paced environment with people from varied backgrounds; willing to take initiative.

Salary and Benefits:
Commensurate with qualifications and experience; comprehensive benefits package. This position is a non-tenure track faculty appointment.

Application:
Anyone wishing to be considered for this position should write or email Pam Lucken, Head of Reference, at plucken@law.miami.edu or to the University of Miami Law Library, P.O. Box 248087, Coral Gables, FL 33124 or by Fax (305-284-3554). For questions, please contact Pam Lucken by email or by telephone (305-284-3043).

The application letter should include a complete statement of qualifications, a resume and the names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three persons who are knowledgeable about the applicant's qualifications for this position. Candidates applying early will be given first consideration, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Reference/Instructional Services Librarian, University of Miami, Miami, FL

The Law Library is seeking a Reference/Instructional Services Librarian to join our team. In addition to general reference duties, such as working at an active reference desk, teaching, responding to faculty research requests, and preparing library publications, the Reference/Instructional Services Librarian is responsible for coordinating all training and outreach to students and student groups within the law school.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates library participation in the First Year Legal Communication and Research Skills classes (tours, training, etc.);
  • Responsible for creating and organizing legal research training opportunities for upper-class students, law review members, and other student groups;
  • Provides reference assistance to law students and faculty, the University of Miami community, members of the bar and the public;
  • Participates in teaching library-sponsored classes;
  • Responsible for faculty research requests as needed;
  • Prepares library publications, such as guides, bibliographies, and newsletter articles;
  • Possibility of teaching an advanced legal research course as an Adjunct;
  • Some evening and weekend work is required;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
M.L.S. (or foreign equivalent) and J.D. (or foreign equivalent) from accredited institutions; excellent organizational and teaching skills, as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills; ability to develop and implement a new program from beginning to end; strong service philosophy; desire to participate as an enthusiastic team player; hard working and flexible; able to work in a fast-paced environment with people from varied backgrounds; willing to take initiative.

Salary and Benefits:
Commensurate with qualifications and experience; comprehensive benefits package. This position is a non-tenure track faculty appointment.

Application:
Anyone wishing to be considered for this position should write or email Pam Lucken, Head of Reference, at plucken@law.miami.edu or to the University of Miami Law Library, P.O. Box 248087, Coral Gables, FL 33124 or by Fax (305-284-3554). For questions, please contact Pam Lucken by email or by telephone (305-284-3043).

The application letter should include a complete statement of qualifications, a resume and the names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three persons who are knowledgeable about the applicant's qualifications for this position. Candidates applying early will be given first consideration, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Sr. Library Circulation & Services Coordinator, Bentley University, Waltham, MA

Summary of the Position:

As a member of the Library Services team, the Sr. Library Circulation & Services Coordinator oversees the evening and/or weekend use of the Library including all access services (circulation, reserves, monitoring use of group study rooms, inventory and stack maintenance). Shares the supervision of student assistants at the Library Services desk including circulation, reserves and shelving. Responsible for enforcing library policies and the security of the Library after most or all full-time staff has left for the day. Oversees the shelving, stack maintenance and inventory activities of the Library. Also assists with course reserves so that material is available for class use in a timely manner. S/he trains, supervises, evaluates and assigns work to a number of library student assistants.

Essential Functions:

1. As the primary evening supervisor, oversees the activities and staffing by student employees of the Library Services desk including all library services (circulation, reserves, and stacks maintenance). Provide direct service to patrons at the Library Services desk, by phone, text chat and email. Responsible for security of the library and enforcement of library policies. Will be scheduled to open and/or close the library as needed.

2. Organizes and supervises the stack maintenance and ongoing inventory of library collections including books, periodicals, newspapers, and microfilm collections. Searches for lost and missing books.

3. Train, supervise, and assign/evaluate work of library student assistants in circulation procedures. Check accuracy and productivity of student assistants on an ongoing basis.

Minimum Qualifications:

Associate's degree required, Bachelor's degree preferred. Excellent communication, supervisory and organizational skills. Ability to work effectively with the public. An ease with new technology and comfort with change as a constant factor in the work environment are crucial starting points for this position. A solid knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) is needed.

Preffered Qualifications:

Experience in an academic library, with a focus on public service 
responsibilities and customer service. Work with integrated library system software (such as III's Sierra) is preferred. Customer service experience, and demonstrated ability to provide customer satisfaction and de-escalate pressure situations is preferred; Supervisory experience with student employees is strongly desired. 

Physical Demands:

Using computers and photocopiers, manual dexterity, keyboarding. Considerable amount of time walking through the building and/or standing at the service desk. Some bending and stretching involved in performing repairs on equipment and book stacks. Moving books and periodicals that need to be shifted in the stacks and heavy book trucks that need to be shelved. Ability to lift at least 25 pounds.

Apply online: https://jobs.bentley.edu/postings/1985

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Librarian, Oak Harbor Library, Oak Harbor, WA

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:
Provide professional information services, instruction, reader's advisory, and programming services for library customers.

Essential Functions:

  • Functions listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.
  • Provide professional research assistance to customers, either in-person, over the phone, or electronically.
  • Assist with collection maintenance duties for materials and resources in various formats.
  • Develop and present various library programs (educational, early literacy, community interest, or civic engagement and individual customer research or instructional sessions).
  • Create and curate online content to meet community needs and interests.
  • Assist in development and evaluation of library services in line with the strategic focus.
  • Represent the library to a wide variety of community groups.

Apply online at www.sno-isle.org/employment. (Paper applications are no longer being accepted.) Online applications must be submitted by 3:59 p.m. on 07/06/2016. Incomplete applications may disqualify you. Resumes and letters of interest may be attached at your option, but will not be accepted as a substitute for a completed Sno-Isle application.

Librarian Job 266
Pay Range: $4,922.71 - 6,767.13 Monthly (40hrs/wk)

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

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Technical Coordinator, The Barnum Museum and Bridgeport Public Library, Bridgeport, CT

Position Description:

The P. T. Barnum Digital Collection Project seeks a collaborative and detail oriented candidate with metadata and digitization expertise and enthusiasm for the humanities to perform multiple duties as part of a comprehensive digitization project supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). A primary goal of the project is to create catalog records and metadata for approximately 200 artifacts, 125 photographs, 325 manuscript items, and 440 print material items as these materials are digitized and to make these files discoverable through the Connecticut Digital Archive (CTDA). The archives and artifacts are in the collections of The Barnum Museum (Museum) and the Bridgeport Public Library's History Center (BHC), both located in downtown Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Reporting to the Project Director/Barnum Museum Curator, the Technical Coordinator will work collaboratively as part of a team, taking direction from the Bridgeport History Center Archivist and working closely with the Project Cataloger.

The position is temporary (up to 18-months), and is funded through an NEH grant. The Technical Coordinator will begin employment as soon as possible, and complete 15 hours of work per week at a rate of $35 - $40 per hour to be paid by The Barnum Museum. The Coordinator will divide his/her time between the museum and library. This is a 15-hour per week position.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordination of outsourced digitization activities for BHC and the Museum. This includes Quality Assurance [QA] for professional-standard best practice results for digital file production and management of digital assets, including implementation of file-naming schemes, creating duplicate files of any files produced by the vendor for safety and preservation, and tracking the delivery of collection materials to and from the vendor sites
  • Coordination of the cataloging activities, including oversight of the project's Cataloger and harmonizing of input and output from the different cataloging systems in use by the BHC and Museum (Past Perfect and Collective Access); this includes QA for professional-standard best practice results for the metadata and its readiness for ingest into the CTDA (Connecticut Digital Archive)
  • Maintaining communication with the CTDA Digital Content Administrator, and serving as point-person with the CTDA to ensure that digitized content and associated metadata are successfully ingested into the CTDA
  • Regular monitoring of CTDA updates, including those provided in the CTDA website's weekly blog, to ensure that advisories about technical issues (e.g., timeframes when uploading must be temporarily suspended) as well as other pertinent information (e.g., tips to avoid errors) are known to project staff
  • Setting up appropriate digital asset management protocols and efficient procedures, to be continued post-project by BHC and Museum
  • With Cataloger, producing detailed end of project report

Qualifications:

  • Masters in Library/Information Science from ALA-accredited program or equivalent degree in museum or archival studies is preferred
  • Relevant training or experience in metadata creation in a library or museum (previous experience with a digital repository, or in library or museum technical services is desirable)
  • Experience in and knowledge of XML-based standards such as MODS and Dublin Core
  • Ability to learn new processes and programs quickly and adapt to changing technology
  • Knowledge of current industry standards and best practices for digital curation and preservation of digital objects and databases
  • Experience in digital asset management
  • Ability to implement work processes that adhere to archival and museum standards and procedures, including care and handling of material to be digitized, as directed by the Archivist and Curator
  • Ability to work effectively in both a team environment and independently
  • Excellent interpersonal communications skills
  • Strong organizational skills, high level of concentration, and attention to detail
  • Strong service orientation and awareness of end user needs as related to metadata creation
  • Awareness of cataloging issues and trends, especially for small, cultural heritage organizations is desirable.

Duties:

  • Acquire or improve knowledge of cataloging software systems Collective Access and PastPerfect
  • Coordinate vendor's digitization activities, track delivery of collection materials, and produce duplicate files from vendor's for cloud storage
  • Work with Cataloger, BHC, and Museum staff to establish description and access standards for record creation that will result in uniform, quality metadata for the CTDA
  • Troubleshoot technical issues pertaining to the project
  • Direct Cataloger to format metadata for ingest into shared repository
  • Review MODS records created by cataloger for quality and viability
  • Ingest metadata and associated image files into CTDA
  • Monitor, at least bi-weekly, the CTDA website updates and information provided in their Resources blog and communicate information to the primary project staff
  • Coordinate work schedule with Cataloger to ensure overlap of time and regular communication
  • Meet deadlines, achieve milestones stipulated
  • Attend and contribute to project team meetings

To apply please send cover letter of interest and c.v. to the attention of John Swing, Assistant Director, The Barnum Museum, 820 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT 06604, or via email to jswing@barnum-museum.org. No phone calls, please.

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Project Cataloger and Metadata Specialist, The Barnum Museum and Bridgeport Public Library, Bridgeport, CT

Position Description:

The P. T. Barnum Digital Collection Project seeks an enthusiastic, collaborative, and creative cataloger and metadata expert to perform original cataloging and metadata creation for special collections and museum objects in a variety of formats (print and manuscript materials, artifacts, etc.) as part of a comprehensive digitization project supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The archives and artifacts are in the collections of The Barnum Museum and the Bridgeport Public Library's History Center, both located in downtown Bridgeport, Connecticut. A primary goal of the project is to create catalog records and metadata for approximately 200 artifacts, 125 photographs, 325 manuscript items, and 440 print material items as these materials are digitized. Collection materials date from circa 1830 to circa 1900 and range in complexity from single page and bound manuscripts to multi-faceted museum artifacts. Reporting to the Project Director/Barnum Museum Curator, and taking direction from the project's Technical Coordinator, and the Bridgeport History Center Archivist, the Project Cataloger will work collaboratively with staff at both institutions to ensure that catalog information and metadata is of a high and uniform standard, using appropriate controlled vocabularies, and is formatted in a way to be ingested into a shared digital repository.

The position is temporary (up to 18 months), and is funded through an NEH grant. The Cataloger will begin employment as soon as possible, and complete 21 hours of work per week at a rate of $30 - $35 per hour to be paid by The Barnum Museum. The Cataloger will divide his/her time between the museum and library.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Acquire or improve knowledge of cataloging software systems Collective Access and PastPerfect
  • Work with BHC and Museum staff to establish description and access standards for record creation according to national standards and best practices
  • Review or gather documentation about the collection materials as cataloging project proceeds
  • Implement cataloging priorities established with staff for NEH project
  • Create original bibliographic records and object records for P. T. Barnum material in the Museum and Library collections
  • Coordinate work schedule with Technical Coordinator to ensure overlap of time and regular communication
  • Format metadata for ingest into shared repository, taking direction from Technical Coordinator
  • Meet deadlines, achieve cataloging milestones stipulated for project
  • Attend and contribute to project team meetings

Qualifications:

  • Masters in Library/Information Science from ALA-accredited program or equivalent degree in museum or archival studies.
  • Relevant training or experience in cataloging and metadata creation in a library or museum (previous experience in library or museum technical services desirable)
  • An understanding of controlled vocabularies and current standards for Library of Congress subject headings and classifications, Getty Vocabularies such as AAT and CONA, Nomenclature for Museum Cataloging, and GeoNames
  • Experience in and knowledge of XML-based standards such as MODS and Dublin Core
  • Experience in and knowledge of national standards, specifically, application of the Resource Description and Access (RDA), and DACS formats for bibliographic and authority data
  • Ability to follow precise direction, adhering to best practices and procedures developed by the team
  • Ability to work effectively in both a team environment and independently
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills
  • Strong organizational skills, high level of concentration, and attention to detail
  • Strong service orientation and awareness of end user needs as related to cataloging policies and procedures

To apply please send cover letter of interest and c.v. to the attention of John Swing, Assistant Director, The Barnum Museum, 820 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT 06604, or via email to jswing@barnum-museum.org. No phone calls, please.

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NETSL Student Member-at-Large Nominations

The NETSL board is pleased to announce a new executive board position: NETSL Student Member-At-Large.

https://netsl.wordpress.com/2016/06/23/mls-student-in-technical-services-netsl-board-position/

Deadline for nominations is August 15, 2016.

Any library student enrolled in a library or information science degree program is eligible for nomination. The prospective representative will serve for a minimum of one year and a maximum of two years, and receive valuable experience behind the scenes in organizing a professional conference, and help our organization keep a more diverse range of experiences in mind when planning programming for an ever-changing profession. We do not expect the person to be a library school student for the duration of the term.

The NETSL Student Member-At-Large position description is as follows:

  1. Elected position, serves one year. May run for one additional year and serve a maximum of two years consecutively.
  2. Suggest, volunteer, and take point on new projects and initiatives as they occur.
  3. Provide support to board members in order to evenly distribute workload.
  4. With the rest of the board, participates in planning the NETSL Spring Conference and the NETSL programs for the NELA Annual Conference and soliciting nominees for NETSL offices and for receipt of the NETSL Award for Excellence in Technical Services.

We'd like your help to reach out to the promising librarians-in-training that you work with in your institutions or in classrooms.

Please email your nominee's name, school affiliation, and email address, and we'll be in touch to gauge their interest in this opportunity. Contact: William Shakalis at wshakalis@worcester.edu

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Young Adult and Reference Services Staff Librarian, Memorial Hall Library, Andover, MA

DEFINITION

Under direction of a Library Department Coordinator, provide professional librarian services in various departments, including Reference, Teen Room, Technical Services or other assigned area.  Provide patron assistance, collection development input, cataloging, program implementation, network sharing and community outreach. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Provide standard reference and assistance services to library patrons.  Interview patrons to determine their specific needs and identify information sources to meet those needs.  Instruct patrons in how to use information sources.  Assist in the selection of reading or other materials.  Instruct patrons in the use of library technology and equipment.  Develop reading lists and other bibliographic materials.  Process interlibrary loan requests and make referrals to community agencies.
  • Keep informed of changes in information technology and use on-line databases to answer information questions. 
  • Use good customer service skills as described in the Library's Customer Service Policy, and all available technology and printed resources to answer requests for information accurately and promptly.
  • Participate in library collection development.  Examine book reviews and other relevant materials and recommend selection of materials (books, periodicals, tapes, CDS, etc...) Assist in collection weeding.  Initiate book and other materials purchases.
  • Manage the Library collection in area of responsibility.
  • Within area of assignment, responsible for the following:  cataloging and classification; management of audiovisual and photocopying services; the periodical collection; the music library; government documents; the audio book collection; the language audio collection; college and educational materials; reference computers; the Andover Room; the Young Adult collection, Young Adult outreach, Children's Reference services; foreign language collections; and ESL collections.
  • Collaborate with other library staff to plan and implement Library services which meet the needs of the community.  Set up and implement lectures, readings, story hours, exhibits, tours, training classes and such.  Participate in selection of topic/event, development of publicity, promotion, and event supervision.
  • Cooperate with other libraries in MVLC to facilitate resource sharing.
  • Assist in book, magazine, video, audio visual and other special collections development and maintenance. 

OTHER DUTIES

  • Assist, direct, check, train and guide library assistants, aides, pages and volunteers in the performance of their duties. 
  • Attend and participate in department and library staff meetings and workshops.
  • Maintain required contacts to keep abreast of developments within field or areas of interest.
  • Continue education by attending professional conferences, reading professional literature, taking courses in library and library related subjects, and/or participating in Continuous Quality Improvement projects. 
  • Serve as duty officer on evenings and weekends.
  • Perform related duties as required. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Professional knowledge of library operations, policies and procedures 
  • Extensive knowledge of library technology products, including, but not limited to, the Internet,  online databases, and the Evergreen system.
  • Working knowledge of PC hardware, word processing software, and spreadsheets.
  • On-line cataloging skills.
  • Familiarity with OCLC search methods; purchasing, editing and creating MARC records.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, and to establish positive public relations for the Town, department and/or division and to interact effectively with a wide variety of people.
  • Ability to conduct research and analyses related to professional librarian responsibilities.
  • Skill in adapting to new technologies and methodologies.
  • Commitment to excellence in customer service.
  • Ability to fairly and tactfully explain library policies to patrons and satisfactorily resolve any problems resulting from those policies.
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team.
  • Ability to continually balance the competing needs of large numbers of on-line, telephone and in-person library users.

Education and Experience

Duties require a Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an accredited ALA program; two or more years of library operational experience; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

Provide guidance to paraprofessional staff, library assistants, aides, pages and volunteers.

PHYSICAL ELEMENTS

  • Unusually busy and relatively noisy library environment.
  • Lifting of books and related library materials, usually not more than 40 pounds.
  • Substantial amounts of walking and stair climbing on four levels.
  • Regularly use computer keyboard requiring eye-hand coordination and finger dexterity 
  • May involve travel to meetings and other communities.
  • Regular schedule includes some evening and weekend hours.  Additionally, may attend evening meetings, programs and events. 

FLSA Status: Exempt

Grade: IE-20

Town of Andover Classification Review

Revised December 30, 1998; June 29, 2005; March 29, 2006; August 13, 2012, December 31, 2013

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Two Part Time Librarian Positions, Springfield City Library, Springfield, MA

The Springfield City Library seeks applications for two positions at our forward-looking public library located in beautiful Springfield. Get excited about the possibilities of working in the city of Springfield by watching this video (http://bit.ly/1MGsODW), then apply before midnight on Sunday, July 10, 2016.


Apply for our East Forest Park Branch, with a focus on programs for teens and service to all ages: http://bit.ly/EFPPTJun16

Apply for our Forest Park Branch, with a focus on programs for adults and service to all ages: http://bit.ly/FPPTJun16

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

Job duties will include providing reference and reader's advisory service, creating and delivering programs, maintaining collections, and connecting the library to the community. 

These part-time, entry-level positions require an ALA-accredited MLS degree and offer an annual salary of $22,135.88 with a limited benefits package. Apply by 07/10/16. *Be sure to upload a compelling cover letter for priority consideration.* General information about working for the City may be found here: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/springfieldma/default.cfm

The annual salary is $22,135.88. Residency in the City within a year of hire is required.

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Librarian for Information & Technology Services, Canton Public Library, Canton, MA

The Canton Public Library is seeking an Information and Technology Services Librarian to manage a dynamic network of over 50 public and staff terminals, including imaging, security, wireless connections, print and reservation servers, and document handling systems.  This Librarian provides formal and informal technical instruction to the public and staff for using and understanding library technology systems, software, and portable devices; participates in traditional reference, collection development, and interlibrary loan services.  The Librarian manages access to external resources, installing new programs and services, participates in web publishing, and may work with municipal MIS and consortium staff to resolve networking issues. This Librarian has an opportunity to participate in developing programs and using innovative technologies, including 3-D printers, and other makerspace tools.

35 hour/week some Saturday and evening hours.  This position is under a collective bargaining agreement that is in process of reclassification and renegotiation.  The listed salary is for the 2015 fiscal year.

A candidate for this position should have a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from an accredited college or university and one (1) to three (3) years of library experience including experience with managing computer networks.  A successful candidate must have strong technical, organizational, communication, and customer service skills.

 

Salary:   $46,610 - $56,730 (FY15)

Open until filled.  Applicants who apply prior to July 25, 2016 will take priority.

See the Canton Human Resources Dept. at  http://town.canton.ma.us/Jobs.aspx for a full job

description and to obtain a Town Application.

 

To apply please send cover letter, resume and Town Application to:

Carlene Campbell-Hegarty, Human Resources Specialist

801 Washington Street

Canton, MA 02021

e-mail: hr@town.canton.ma.us

fax: 781-575-6602

AA/EEO

​submitted by:​
Mark Lague, Director
Canton Public Library
786 Washington St.
Canton, MA 02021

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Substitute Circulation Assistant, Watertown Free Public Library, Watertown, MA

The Watertown Free Public Library Circulation Department seeks a friendly, motivated, and dedicated individual to work in our busy library. The desired candidate must deliver exceptional customer service, attend closely to detail, possess confidence in interpreting and enforcing library policies and procedures, enjoy interacting with the general public, and be dedicated to the WFPL mission.

This is an on-call position, hours are given as needed. While our most available shifts are weekends, we have a particular need for someone with weekday morning availability. We also occasionally need coverage on weekday evenings.

This is an excellent opportunity for students new to library school who would like to gain experience in a public library. 

Qualifications:  High School Diploma or GED, detail-oriented and good organizational skills, ability to work with library staff and the general public in a courteous and tactful manner, have basic computer proficiency, and have the interest and ability to develop more technology skills. Light physical effort required. Must occasionally lift/move materials weighing up to 30 pounds. 

Hourly Rate: $16.50

To apply, please submit cover letter, resume, and three references via email to Caitlin Browne, Assistant Library Director at cbrowne@watertown-ma.gov.

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Associate University Librarian for Library Information Technology, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Work at a university library in a role that allows you to envision and implement groundbreaking IT solutions that help students and faculty.

The Associate University Librarian for Library Information Technology builds and mentors a team of IT professionals and impacts the vision and strategy of the library as an active member of the senior management group.

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

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

For complete job announcement and to apply go to: https://yjobs.byu.edu/postings/10433                        

Review of applications will begin September 1, 2016. 

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Teaching and Learning Program Manager and Liaison Librarian, MIT Libraries, Cambridge, MA

The MIT Libraries seek a program manager to advance a next-generation instruction program that is aligned with MIT educational initiatives, innovative and interdisciplinary scholarship, and the "learn by doing" culture at MIT. In an era in which the success of almost every endeavor requires expert use of information, and solving global problems may require revising knowledge practices across many disciplines, academic libraries can make a unique contribution. The T&L Program Manager and Liaison will collaborate with partners throughout the MIT Libraries and across campus to advance the abilities of scholars to work effectively in the evolving networked information landscape as well as help shape it.

Program management responsibilities:

  • Systematically integrate knowledge about teaching and research at MIT into an evolving library instruction program.
  • Lead the development of a library T&L program that builds the teaching skills of library staff, supports faculty who are teaching with technology, and brings research into practice.
  • Align the Library's instruction program with major MIT initiatives, such as online and blended learning, as well as pedagogical approaches being developed in the sciences, engineering, social sciences and humanities.
  • Develop collaborative relationships with programs and offices that are constructing the future of education at MIT.
  • Assist library colleagues supporting all disciplines to implement high-impact teaching plans for both in-person and online learning.
  • Establish a sustainable assessment regimen for the instruction program that gives insight on program impact and drives continuous improvement.
  • Use knowledge of national and international trends in T&L to inform local planning.

Liaison responsibilities:

  • Serve as liaison to interdisciplinary programs in the humanities and social sciences, primarily Comparative Media Studies/Writing (CMS/W).
  • Support those communities through outreach, instruction, reference and collections work.
  • Connect liaison work and relevant CMS/W scholarship with the instruction program, instructional technology projects and instructional design.

The incumbent will be part of the Department of Liaison, Instruction and Reference Services (LIRS), working closely with the e-learning librarian and with other library units. Participation on committees and in system-wide initiatives to enhance the quality and impact of library services is a responsibility of all MIT library professionals. Professionals who enthusiastically embrace the empathy, courage, self-reflection and respect essential in a multicultural, diverse and inclusive workplace, and who strive to incorporate those values in public service work, research, and program development are encouraged to apply.

Required qualifications:

  • Master's degree in information and library science or other relevant field.
  • Experience teaching in higher education.
  • Successful program development and evaluation.
  • Experience working with faculty to integrate technology in face-to-face, blended and online teaching environments.
  • Facility, mastery, and independent exploration of a range of technologies and pedagogical practices relevant to teaching and learning.
  • Ability to work effectively in a shared decision-making environment: appropriately taking initiative or seeking guidance, working independently or collaboratively, coordinating projects, leading teams, and helping others succeed.
  • Excellent skills for sharing information appropriately in multiple contexts.
  • Evidence of successful coordination and collaboration across organizational boundaries.
  • Evidence of potential to lead change and implement new services and work methods.


Preferred qualifications:

  • Advanced degree or coursework in learning sciences, instructional design or other relevant field.
  • Experience with educational research.
  • Participation in course design and/or efforts aimed at assessing student learning.
  • Project management experience or education.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: $55,000 is minimum entry-level salary. Actual salary and appointment classification (Librarian I or II) will depend on qualifications and experience. MIT offers excellent benefits including a choice of health and retirement plans, a dental plan, tuition assistance and a relocation allowance. The MIT Libraries afford a flexible and collegial working environment and foster professional growth of staff with management training and travel funding for professional meetings.

Apply online at: http://careers.mit.edu/. Applications must include cover letter and resume. Priority will be given to applications received by July 25, 2016; position open until filled. MIT is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community and particularly encourages applications from qualified women and minority candidates.


Teaching and Learning Program Manager and Liaison Librarian, MIT Libraries, Cambridge, MA

The MIT Libraries seek a program manager to advance a next-generation instruction program that is aligned with MIT educational initiatives, innovative and interdisciplinary scholarship, and the "learn by doing" culture at MIT. In an era in which the success of almost every endeavor requires expert use of information, and solving global problems may require revising knowledge practices across many disciplines, academic libraries can make a unique contribution. The T&L Program Manager and Liaison will collaborate with partners throughout the MIT Libraries and across campus to advance the abilities of scholars to work effectively in the evolving networked information landscape as well as help shape it.

Program management responsibilities:

  • Systematically integrate knowledge about teaching and research at MIT into an evolving library instruction program.
  • Lead the development of a library T&L program that builds the teaching skills of library staff, supports faculty who are teaching with technology, and brings research into practice.
  • Align the Library's instruction program with major MIT initiatives, such as online and blended learning, as well as pedagogical approaches being developed in the sciences, engineering, social sciences and humanities.
  • Develop collaborative relationships with programs and offices that are constructing the future of education at MIT.
  • Assist library colleagues supporting all disciplines to implement high-impact teaching plans for both in-person and online learning.
  • Establish a sustainable assessment regimen for the instruction program that gives insight on program impact and drives continuous improvement.
  • Use knowledge of national and international trends in T&L to inform local planning.

Liaison responsibilities:

  • Serve as liaison to interdisciplinary programs in the humanities and social sciences, primarily Comparative Media Studies/Writing (CMS/W).
  • Support those communities through outreach, instruction, reference and collections work.
  • Connect liaison work and relevant CMS/W scholarship with the instruction program, instructional technology projects and instructional design.

The incumbent will be part of the Department of Liaison, Instruction and Reference Services (LIRS), working closely with the e-learning librarian and with other library units. Participation on committees and in system-wide initiatives to enhance the quality and impact of library services is a responsibility of all MIT library professionals. Professionals who enthusiastically embrace the empathy, courage, self-reflection and respect essential in a multicultural, diverse and inclusive workplace, and who strive to incorporate those values in public service work, research, and program development are encouraged to apply.

Required qualifications:

  • Master's degree in information and library science or other relevant field.
  • Experience teaching in higher education.
  • Successful program development and evaluation.
  • Experience working with faculty to integrate technology in face-to-face, blended and online teaching environments.
  • Facility, mastery, and independent exploration of a range of technologies and pedagogical practices relevant to teaching and learning.
  • Ability to work effectively in a shared decision-making environment: appropriately taking initiative or seeking guidance, working independently or collaboratively, coordinating projects, leading teams, and helping others succeed.
  • Excellent skills for sharing information appropriately in multiple contexts.
  • Evidence of successful coordination and collaboration across organizational boundaries.
  • Evidence of potential to lead change and implement new services and work methods.


Preferred qualifications:

  • Advanced degree or coursework in learning sciences, instructional design or other relevant field.
  • Experience with educational research.
  • Participation in course design and/or efforts aimed at assessing student learning.
  • Project management experience or education.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: $55,000 is minimum entry-level salary. Actual salary and appointment classification (Librarian I or II) will depend on qualifications and experience. MIT offers excellent benefits including a choice of health and retirement plans, a dental plan, tuition assistance and a relocation allowance. The MIT Libraries afford a flexible and collegial working environment and foster professional growth of staff with management training and travel funding for professional meetings.

Apply online at: http://careers.mit.edu/. Applications must include cover letter and resume. Priority will be given to applications received by July 25, 2016; position open until filled. MIT is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community and particularly encourages applications from qualified women and minority candidates.

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School-Year Library Internship, Primary Source, Watertown, MA

Established in 1989, Primary Source educates K-12 teachers about world histories, diverse cultures, and global issues. We offer face-to-face and online graduate courses, workshops, webinars, online resources, and study tours to teachers in New England and around the country. In our offices, we house a 7,000-piece resource library.

We have an opening for a paid library intern during the fall of 2016. The internship offers an opportunity to gain experience in a professional and collegial work environment; involvement with all aspects of library operations; and an opportunity to support educational programming for schools and teachers.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Resource support to program staff
  • Support with library circulation tasks
  • Reference work, such as responding to inquiries and sending materials out as needed
  • Review and editing of resource LibGuides
  • Cataloging of materials
  • Research
  • Writing and content creation

Skills and qualifications:

Interest in K-12 education; effective interpersonal and communication skills; ability to manage deadlines; attention to detail; patience; strong writing skills; ability to organize time and materials; experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); flexibility, and enthusiasm. Interns are expected to commit to working approximately 4-10 hours per week at our offices in Watertown, MA.

If interested, please e-mail a cover letter and resume to:

Abby Detweiler, Director of Outreach & Program Operations, abby@primarysource.org

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Quality and Office Manager, Vicarious Surgical, Cambridge, MA

Company Description:

Vicarious Surgical is a small (but well-funded) MIT start-up in Central Square. The multi-billion dollar market for robotic surgery is growing rapidly, and our unique technology is well positioned to revolutionize this field in the near future. Our team of mechanical, electrical, and software engineers, with roots at MIT, Stanford, and RIT, has drawn the attention and investment of industry leaders. We are currently expanding in order to drive rapid development of our commercial product.

Position Description:

Join an exciting and dynamic team dedicated to innovation. The Quality and Office Manager works closely with the CEO in order to coordinate bill payment, appointments, and organize correspondences. A high level of attention to detail is required. Experience with QuickBooks is preferred. Additionally, the Office Manager helps keep the office clean and organized. The Quality and Office Manager position must be extremely organized in order to create and maintain part tracking and lot tracking systems that monitor mechanical parts, as well as the batches they arrive in. This is in accordance with FDA regulations, which the Quality and Office Manager will be responsible for with the aid of Vicarious Surgical's existing systems and FDA consultants.

A bachelor's degree is required.

Location:
872 Massachusetts Avenue, STE 2-3
Cambridge, MA 02139

Conveniently located near Central and Harvard Square.

Compensation: Commensurate with Experience.

Contact/Questions: Please direct questions to Jesse Moskowitz, Office and Quality Manager, jmoskowitz@vicarioussurgical.com

To Apply: Please send CV and cover letter to Jesse Moskowitz, Office and Quality Manager.

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Internship (paid), MacDuffie School, Granby, MA

The MacDuffie School in Granby, MA seeks a qualified library or archives student to assist in the creation of a history of the school's 126-year tradition of educational excellence.

DESIRED SKILLS

History, Highly Reliable, Research, Writing

DESCRIPTION
I will be writing a history of The MacDuffie School and need assistance collecting primary sources (interviews, newspaper accounts, photographs). This is a summer assistantship that could extend into the fall and possibly the spring as well.

PAY
$15/hr; arrangements may be made for academic credit

QUALIFICATIONS

  • research skills
  • solid understanding of primary sources (what's usable, what isn't)
  • understanding of confidentiality constraints, particularly in regard to student records
  • ability to take direction and work independently
  • comfortable interviewing alumni (and representing the school well in so doing)
  • reliable transportation (to our location in Granby; research in the Springfield Public Library will also be needed for part of the project)
  • good communication skills
  • reliability

CONTACT INFORMATION
Ms. Jodie Lynn Boduch
Director of Marketing & Communications
66 School Street
Granby, Massachusetts 01033
jboduch@macduffie.org

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Education & Information Services Librarian, Boston University Alumni Medical Library, Boston, MA

Job Description

Position works collaboratively with a team of librarians to deliver an extensive array of curriculum-integrated instruction classes on the medical campus; provides instruction to students, faculty, residents and staff; creates online tutorials in support of the education program; provides reference services; participates in development and maintenance of Library's website; completes special projects; oversees Library services on Saturdays (circulation and computing); participates in professional duties and responsibilities.

Required Experience

Master's Degree in Library Science (or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited institution. Schedule is Saturday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm; Tuesday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm; flexibility to work occasional evenings to teach classes is required. Must have excellent oral &amp; written communication skills, organizational skills and ability to work cooperatively in a team-oriented environment. Must have ability to effectively provide classroom and individual instruction.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter and resume/CV on the Boston University Human Resources Job Opportunities website www.bu.edu/hr/careers.

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Law Library Research Services Librarian, Georgetown University, Washington, DC

Under the direct supervision of the Head of Library Research Services, the Research Librarian participates in the planning, development, implementation and administration of the library's research services which support the research needs of the law center, focusing on the individual scholarly and educational pursuits of the law faculty, administration and student body.

The Library Research Services Department fills the information needs of the law center community by identifying and obtaining materials and other factual information using resources from several disciplines. Principal duties include but are not limited to:

  • Analyze and evaluate legal and interdisciplinary materials, synthesize factual findings, and compose memoranda to faculty to communicate research results. To meet a Georgetown Law faculty member's research needs the incumbent negotiates completion dates and coordinates the accomplishment of the project by assigning work to student employees or completing the project personally, as appropriate. Works with other members of the library liaison program to manage completion of research projects received through the liaison program.
  • Participates in managing and training of the Research Services Student Assistants.
  • Participates in the general functioning of the Patron Services Section. Such duties include participating in the reference desk rotation, holding individual research consultations with patrons, and participating in the faculty liaison program.

Requirements:

  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school. Preferred: J.D. from and ABA-accredited law school.
  • One to three years academic law library experience, reference, teaching, and supervisory experience required.

https://jobs.georgetown.edu/PD.php?posNo=20160201

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Archives & Special Collections Librarian, Union College, Schenectady, NY

Summary
The Archives & Special Collections Librarian is responsible for evaluating, appraising, describing and preserving the College's institutional records, including the archival collections associated with the College's Adirondack Research Library. The Archives & Special Collections Librarian prepares finding aids and other access tools, such as EAD guides, in accordance with archival methodologies and techniques; serves as a liaison with the Schaffer Library's Digital Services department to advance digital initiatives and emerging technologies; and provides outreach to faculty, students and researchers through orientations, instruction sessions and exhibits. Additionally, the Archives & Special Collections Librarian contributes actively to the dialog within the department regarding all aspects of our services to the Union community, outside users and visiting researchers, and serves on library-wide committees and working groups. In this collaborative environment, the Archives & Special Collections Librarian is expected to pursue a focused program of professional development, scholarly activity and service.

Qualifications
Requires a Master's degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited program with advanced coursework in archival management or a Masters of Archival Studies, with a minimum of three years professional work experience in archives and special collections. Certification by the Academy of Certified Archivists (ACA) preferred. Also preferred is formal coursework or training in primary source literacy, object-based learning strategies, active teaching techniques using primary sources and/or special collections, experience curating exhibits, knowledge of records management principles and policies in an academic setting, and experience supervising student employees. The successful candidate will also have a proven ability to integrate technology with traditional services and resources, to work collaboratively with library colleagues, faculty, administrators, staff and students, and excellent written and oral communication skills. The successful candidate must be proficient in MS Office, Google Apps (Gmail, Google Docs, etc.) and archival information systems such as ArchivesSpace, Archivists' Toolkit or related collections management software. The selected candidate should also have a demonstrated knowledge of current issues and trends in higher education and academic libraries, knowledge of the procedures for managing and preserving archival records, and knowledge of the principles, current practices and standards of processing archival collections. Must be available to travel regionally and nationally, work occasional weekend and evening hours, be safety conscious and able to work with a diverse group of individuals. Also requires the ability to lift up to 40 lbs.

Application
Review of applications will begin July 20th, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled, only finalists will be notified. Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and phone numbers of two references.

Please apply via email, U.S. Mail, fax or in person:

Human Resources
Req. # 7268
Union College
807 Union Street
Schenectady, NY 12308

Telephone: (518) 388-6108
Fax: (518) 388-6529
Email: hr@union.edu

Please submit all electronic application materials as a single pdf or doc file.
https://www.union.edu/offices/human-resources/jobs/administrative/7268-archives-and-special-collections-librarian.php

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Community Services & Technology Librarian, Acton Public Library, Acton, MA

The Town of Acton is seeking applicants for the position of Staff Librarian 2 (Community Services and Technology Librarian), reporting to the Memorial Library Director. 

Duties:
Duties include responsibility for adult library programs and outreach, and for maintenance and advancement of library technology other than equipment and services provided by the Town IT Dept. The employee participates in the production of library publicity in a variety of formats.

Schedule:
40 hours a week. The schedule includes two nights a week and one Saturday in three; additional evenings or weekend days as needed.

Qualifications:
Minimum qualifications include ALA-accredited Masters degree in Library Science plus 2 years experience in a fully-automated public library using RFID; significant experience in installing and troubleshooting computer hardware and software; library program and publicity experience; experience in working with different cultures; demonstrated knowledge of current trends in library technology; excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.

Preferred qualifications include additional relevant library experience, especially in technology, program for adults and/or outreach; fluency in Chinese, Russian, or Portuguese (Brazilian dialect).

Pay Rate: I-8 $52,301 to $68,240 (FY17) in 10 steps; starting pay up to Step 5, $58,865

To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to the Human Resources Department, Town of Acton, 472 Main St., Acton, MA 01720 or email hr@acton-ma.gov. Acton is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Complete job description is posted at http://www.acton-ma.gov/DocumentCenter/View/3509Review of applications will begin July 15, 2016.

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Jordana Academica Sobre Preservacion de Colecciones Sonoras y Audiovisuales de Origen Digital (Academic Conference on Preservation of Audiovisual Collections), Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM)

El Instituto de Investigaciones Bibliotecologicas y de la Informacion (IIBI) de la Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), en colaboracion con la Ecole Europeenne Superieure de l´Image (EESI - Poitiers) Francia, el Laboratorio Nacional de Materiales Orales (LANMO) de la UNAM, el Centro de Investigacion y Desarrollo de Tecnologia Digital (CITEDI) del Instituto Politecnico Nacional (IPN), la Alianza Francesa de Mexico, A.C. y el Posgrado en Bibliotecologia y Estudios de la Informacion de la UNAM, le invitan a la

JORNADA ACADEMICA SOBRE PRESERVACION DE COLECCIONES SONORAS Y AUDIOVISUALES DE ORIGEN DIGITAL
Programa UNAM-DGAPA-PAPIIT Proyecto IN402016
7, 8 y 9 de septiembre de 2016

COORDINADORES ACADEMICOS:
• Dra. Perla Olivia Rodriguez Resendiz
• Dr. Jaime Rios Ortega
• Dr. Cesar Augusto Ramirez Velazquez
Investigadores del IIBI / UNAM

PRESENTACION:
La Jornada Academica sobre Preservacion de Colecciones Sonoras y Audiovisuales de Origen Digital es un espacio interdisciplinario creado en un contexto internacional caracterizado por la busqueda de soluciones cientificas para garantizar que los sonidos y las imagenes que dan cuenta de nuestra identidad se preserven para el porvenir. En esta ocasion, la Jornada se dedicara a explorar, analizar y aplicar metodos y tecnologias que contribuyen a preservar grabaciones de origen digital sonoras y audiovisuales de los pueblos originarios de Mexico.

Durante la Jornada Academica se desarrollaran tres actividades:
1. Seminario de Investigacion;
2. Clinica para el analisis documental; y
3. Talleres para el registro de documentos sonoros y audiovisuales.

La Jornada esta dirigida a bibliotecarios, archivistas, documentalistas y profesionales de la informacion interesados en conocer como preservar los documentos cuyo origen es digital.

LUGAR Y FECHAS:
La Jornada se realizara los dias 7, 8 y 9 de septiembre de 2016, en las instalaciones del Instituto de Investigaciones Bibliotecologicas y de la Informacion de la UNAM, ubicadas en la Torre II de Humanidades, Piso 13, Ciudad Universitaria, Del. Coyoacan, Ciudad de Mexico.

PROGRAMA ACADEMICO Y CARTEL:
El Programa Academico de la Jornada se encuentra disponible en: http://goo.gl/8QoKjl 
El Cartel esta disponible en: http://goo.gl/7ArnMT 

HASHTAG:
En Twitter y Facebook, sigue la Jornada Academica sobre Preservacion de Colecciones Sonoras y Audiovisuales de Origen Digital con el Hashtag: #PreservColecc_SonorasAV_UNAM

¿COMO PARTICIPAR? ASISTENTES:
Los interesados en participar como Asistentes, deberan enviar por correo electronico el formato de inscripcion, ademas de cubrir la cuota de recuperacion correspondiente. El formato de inscripcion se encuentra disponible en la siguiente direccion: http://iibi.unam.mx/f/registro.doc

CUOTAS DE RECUPERACION:
Jornada Academica (7, 8 y 9 de septiembre - Incluye: 1 Seminario, 2 Clinicas y 1 Taller)
• Hasta el 5 de agosto de 2016
UNAM: $ 1,000.00
Otras instituciones: $ 1,200.00
• Despues del 5 de agosto de 2016
UNAM: $ 1,200.00
Otras instituciones: $ 1,500.00

Seminario de Investigacion (miercoles 7 de septiembre)
• Hasta el 5 de agosto de 2016
UNAM: $ 400.00
Otras instituciones: $ 500.00
• Despues del 5 de agosto de 2016
UNAM: $ 500.00
Otras instituciones: $ 600.00

Clinicas (jueves 8 de septiembre - Incluye 2 Clinicas)
• Hasta el 5 de agosto de 2016
UNAM: $ 400.00
Otras instituciones: $ 500.00
•Despues del 5 de agosto de 2016
UNAM: $ 500.00
Otras instituciones: $ 600.00

Talleres (viernes 9 de septiembre - Incluye 1 Taller)
• Hasta el 5 de agosto de 2016
UNAM: $ 400.00
Otras instituciones: $ 500.00
• Despues del 5 de agosto de 2016
UNAM: $ 500.00
Otras instituciones: $ 600.00

Cupo limitado. Se entregara constancia de asistencia.

INFORMES E INSCRIPCIONES:
Lic. Sarah Iliana Gonzalez Comi
Depto. de Difusion y Educacion Continua
Instituto de Investigaciones Bibliotecologicas y de la Informacion / UNAM
Torre II de Humanidades, Piso 13, C. U.
Tels.: (52-55) 562-30352 y 30193
Fax: (52-55) 562-30375
sarahgc@iibi.unam.mx
http://iibi.unam.mx/

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Public Services Assistant, Wheelock College, Boston, MA

Job Description:

The Wheelock College Library is accepting applications for Public Services Assistants for the 2016-2017 Academic Year. This is a part-time, pre-professional position that will provide incumbents with experience in reference and access services. Candidates must demonstrate significant interest in all aspects of public services work in an academic library and must be able to prioritize public service with other assigned duties.

General Responsibilities:

  • Access services duties include circulation, as well as stacks and audiovisual material maintenance and may include student worker supervision.
  • Reference duties include one-on- one research assistance and point-of- need instruction in a variety of formats, including in-person, telephone, email and IM/chat.
  • Provides patron assistance via in-person and remote service points.
  • Troubleshoots basic computer, printer and technical issues.
  • Opens and closes the library as necessary.
  • Maintains patron accounts and upholds library policies.
  • Helps maintain statistics and records of Service Desk activity.
  • Performs other tasks as assigned.

Hours: Approximately two shifts per week during the academic year.  A typical weekday shift is 6-7 hours in length, during evening hours. Weekend shifts are scheduled throughout the afternoon and evening and are typically 4-5 hours in length.

Pay: $13.00/hour

Requirements:

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.  Previous customer service and supervisory experience preferred.
  • Strong database and web search skills, demonstrated through coursework or related experience.
  • Keen interest and demonstrated ability in providing one-on- one support and guidance to a diverse population.
  • Current enrollment in a graduate library science program, preferably for two or fewer semesters.
  • Previous or current coursework in reference services desireable.
  • Must be available to work evenings and weekends

Application Instructions:

Please upload cover letter and resume.

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Catalog Specialist, EBSCO, Ipswich, MA

Software as a Service Catalog Specialist

The Software as a Service Catalog Specialist (SaaSCS) is responsible for providing all aspects of set-up and ongoing support for EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) Catalogs and assisting in the set-up and ongoing support for EDS Institutional Repositories. This is an entry level position for a recent Master of Library and Information Studies graduate or someone with comparable experience and education. 

Primary Responsibilities:

Support SaaS customers by providing initial set-up and continued support for EDS Custom Catalogs and Institutional Repositories.           

  • Support includes but is not limited to: 
    • Working closely with EBSCO Information Services Team members and the customer to obtain all necessary set-up information. 
    • Working with a variety of international metadata standards.                   
    • Creating design instructions to map customer fields to EBSCO fields. 
    • QA Testing of initial EDS Custom Catalog and Institutional Repository set-ups and going maintenance. 
    • Working with Database Development, Production Operators, and Database Designers. 
    • Maintain documentation on SaaS Operations Team and associated support procedures, including but not limited to creating internal and external FAQs. 
    • Work closely with the Discovery Solutions Coordinator and/or Sales to provide support for questions pertaining to EBSCO's SaaS products/services. 
    • Assist in the training of team members as necessary. 
    • Assist in other Customer Relations team work as required. 
    • Understand the technical environment, products serviced and systems used at EBSCO Industries, and by our customers. 
    • Other areas of responsibility as deemed necessary for the proper support of customers and EBSCO's SaaS products/services.

Cultural Competencies:

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

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MLS or MLIS preferred 
  • Library industry related experience a plus 
  • Experience in data analysis and processing strongly preferred 
  • Familiarity with XML a plus 
  • Knowledge of MARC is preferred.

https://www.ebscohost.com/careers1/jobs.php?dept=13

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Collections Assistant/Archives Coordinator, Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH

Position Purpose:

The Lamont Gallery has launched a Collections Management Initiative in order to identify works in its collections, conduct a complete inventory of objects, identify and care for these objects, and explore the future goal of creating a sustainable collections program.  The Collections Assistant/Archives Coordinator will contribute to research, inventory, and object care activities in support of this initiative. This position will report to the Lamont Gallery Director and Curator and Collections Manager.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Assist the Collections Manager in the comprehensive physical inventory of objects in Lamont Gallery storage and throughout campus.
  • Under the direction of the Collections Manager, contribute to processing of the Lamont Gallery archives for short-term functionality (including contributing to provenance research) and for long-term sustainability (the future development of a searchable electronic record of the gallery's history and that of the individual objects in its collections).
  • Assist in compiling a narrative timeline of the Lamont Gallery's collecting history; contribute to reports on key objects, donors, and related gifts.
  • Assist Collections Manager and Gallery Manager in the proper installation of art for gallery display, using the standards/best practices as articulated by AAM and AAMG.
  • Provide access to the collection as directed by Collections Manager in support of PEA community members engaged in research and scholarship pertaining to Lamont Gallery
  • Identify and organize materials and documents for Lamont Gallery Director and Curator for donor and advancement reports and for collections/archival research for special projects.
  • Guided by Director and Curator and/or Collections Manager, conduct archival research in other institutional archives to support Lamont Gallery Collections Initiative.
  • Support other special collections-related projects as necessary.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of one year of fine art handling or equivalent gallery or collections experience is required
  • Some experience in archives management strongly preferred. 
  • Experience in conducting art historical and/or archival research
  • Bachelor's degree in art history, museum studies, library science or related field required 

How to Apply: 
Submit an application (www.exeter.edu/jobapplication) AND cover letter and a current resume (PDF or MS Word format) to recruitment@exeter.edu.  Please indicate in the subject line:  Collections Assistant.  The deadline for submission is July 18, 2016.  The successful candidate for this position will be subject to a comprehensive pre-employment background check.

The Academy offers competitive salaries, free parking, meals &amp; more, in a supportive, collegial environment in a drug- and smoke-free workplace.

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Collections and Cataloging Librarian, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

The Archives of Traditional Music seeks a dynamic, innovative, and service oriented individual to be Collections and Cataloging Librarian at the Indiana University Bloomington Libraries.

Founded in 1820, Indiana University Bloomington has grown from a small state seminary into the flagship campus of a great public university with over 48,000 students and almost 3,000 faculty. Innovation, creativity, and academic freedom are hallmarks of IU Bloomington and its world-class contributions in research and the arts. The campus covers over 1,800 wooded acres and is distinctive for both its park-like beauty and an architectural heritage inspired by local craftsmanship in limestone.

The Indiana University Bloomington Libraries (http://www.libraries.iub.edu) are among the leading academic research library systems in North America. The IUB Libraries provide strong collections, quality service and instructional programs, and leadership in the application of information technologies. The IU Libraries system consists of twenty libraries on the Bloomington campus, five libraries in Indianapolis, and a library at each of the other six campuses across the state. The collections support every academic discipline on campus and include more than 9.9 million books, journals, maps, films, and audio/visual materials in over more than 430 languages. Users can access more than 400 databases, 60,000 electronic journals, and 1.4 million electronic books, as well as locally developed digital content.

The IUB Libraries are active members of regional and national associations and consortia including the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Digital Library Federation (DLF), and is a founding member of HathiTrust, a shared digital repository.

Located in Morrison Hall, the Archives of Traditional Music (ATM) is an audiovisual archive that documents music and culture from all over the world. With over 100,000 recordings that include more than 2,700 field collections, it is one of the largest university-based ethnographic media archives in the United States. Its holdings cover a wide range of cultural and geographical areas, vocal and instrumental music, linguistic materials, folktales, interviews, and oral history, across a wide variety of audio-visual formats. ATM is seen as a leader in ethnographic field collection and jazz and popular music cataloging. ATM librarians have contributed thousands of NACO name authority (now AAP) records and have been actively involved in the Program for Cooperative Cataloging's NACO Music Funnel project from its inception.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Reporting to the Director of the Archives of Traditional Music (ATM), the individual in this position will oversee the cataloging, access, and use of the collections and work closely with students and faculty in many departments across the university as well as researchers worldwide.

Collections

  • Oversee public and reference services including library policies and procedures, circulation, loan, and reserve functions
  • Supervise, train, and evaluate temporary employees in circulation procedures and policies, including in-house listening copy and course reserve requests
  • Maintain circulation statistics
  • Acquire commercial sound recordings
  • Oversee stacks (vault) maintenance, including withdrawals, for all commercial holdings
  • Provide in-person, phone, mail, and online reference service (shared with the ATM Archivist)
  • Provide library instruction services and tours

Cataloging/Metadata/EAD

  • Direct, coordinate, and manage the non-MARC metadata and traditional MARC cataloging activities, including the supervision and evaluation of temporary student staff
  • Provide original bibliographic records for unpublished field collections
  • Contribute authority/authorized access point records to the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC), an international initiative coordinated jointly by the Library of Congress and PCC participants worldwide
  • Monitor national developments in RDA, LC-PCC policy statements, OCLC and MARC21 documentation, and other cataloging standards as they emerge and develop and adapt local policies and processes appropriately
  • Initiate projects and innovative procedures to address cataloging needs
  • Manage the Archives library in-house inventory databases of un-cataloged items
  • Add ATM images and metadata to IU's Image Collections Online and provide high resolution photos for researchers
  • Contribute to developments in the field of metadata/cataloging through active professional engagement and research, presenting, and publishing in appropriate venues

Grant Projects

  • Help write, oversee, and report on all ATM cataloging grant projects
  • Serve as cataloging consultant for grant projects and supervise any staff hired for cataloging as part of grant-funded projects

QUALIFICATIONS
Required

  • ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library Science (MLS) or equivalent education and experience
  • Degree in ethnomusicology, music, anthropology, folklore, cultural studies, or a related field
  • At least two years of professional metadata/cataloging experience creating original catalog records for sound and visual recordings in a wide range of analog and digital formats, including 78 rpm, 45 rpm, and LP discs, compact discs, cassettes, open reel tape, digital audio tapes, streaming audio, video cassettes, and DVDs
  • Ability to remain current with the constantly changing body of music cataloging rules, including RDA, MARC 21, and LCSH, and participation in national cooperative cataloging initiatives, including the NACO Music Project
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and implement policies and procedures for technical services operations
  • Knowledge of and experience creating and designing instructional materials in traditional and new formats
  • Ability to assist faculty in the use of Archives resources in undergraduate and graduate curricula and actively engage with faculty, instructors, and other IUB librarians as partners in programmatic integration of information
  • Strong public service orientation
  • Supervisory experience
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work in a collegial, collaborative work environment and maintain positive professional working relationships with faculty members, supervisor, peers, and subordinates
  • Ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track librarian position

Preferred

  • Three or more years of experience in an archival environment
  • Experience with OCLC and library management systems
  • Knowledge of and experience using EAD (encoded archival description)
  • Evidence of an ongoing record of professional development contribution
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple responsibilities in a rapidly changing environment
  • Knowledge and understanding of key issues and trends that affect archives, academic libraries, and higher education

SALARY AND BENEFITS
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and education; benefits include a university healthcare plan, university-funded base retirement plan, a 100% university paid group life insurance plan, and a generous paid time off plan. This is a tenure-track academic appointment that includes eligibility for sabbatical leaves once achieving tenure. For a full list of benefit programs, please refer to the following resources:
Website: http://hr.iu.edu/benefits/index.html

TO APPLY
Review of applications will begin Friday, July 22, 2016. The position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at: https://indiana.peopleadmin.com. Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: Jennifer Chaffin, Director of Human Resources, Libraries Human Resources, Herman B Wells Library 201, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405 - Phone: 812-855-8196 - Fax: 812-855-2576 - Email: libpers@indiana.edu.

For more information about Indiana University Bloomington go to http://www.iub.edu

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

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Elementary Library Teacher, Newton Public Schools, Newton, MA

All Candidates for the position should possess a current Library Media Certification (issued by the MA Department of Education) or in a program leading to MA Department of Education Certification as a K-12 Library Teacher.

All candidates should:

  • Be knowledgeable as to the organization and administration of a school library program
  • Possess a range of instructional strategies with an ability to develop lessons that are engaging for students and require the application of critical and creative thinking skills
  • Design and deliver instruction that is developmentally appropriate for the academic, social and emotional abilities of all students
  • Possess the content knowledge and ability to evaluate and select digital tools and applications to use within the library setting both with students and by students, applying a review rubric and that abides by CIPA and COPPA guidelines
  • Be able to instruct students in developing basic and advanced searching skills within the online catalog and elementary databases in a way that is developmentally appropriate to the grade level
  • Be willing to take initiative and make outreach to the teaching staff to collaboratively design units of instruction that take place in the library and the classroom
  • Be up to date in current children's literature publishing trends, with the ability to analyze the existing collection and develop a plan of purchase
  • Have a vision for continuing the library learning commons approach that is currently in place and be open to exploring means and methods for integrating a maker space (including coding instruction) into the program.

Interested applicants can contact Chris Swerling, Library Coordinator, with questions.
chris_swerling@newton.k12.ma.us 617-559-6096

An online application should be submitted at www.newton.k12.ma.us (Human Resources-Employment-Current Job Opportunities- Elementary Library Teacher Anticipated Openings) 

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Digital Collections Assistant (temporary part-time), MIT Libraries, Cambridge, MA

Job Description: 
Part-time, 20 hours per week, Monday-Friday, 10am - 4pm, July through December 2016.
The Digital Collections Assistant will work under the direction of the Digital Archivist and the Digital Operations Coordinator to support digital collections using the Libraries' Collections Lifecycle Workflow for reformatting and managing digital material. Join our teams to make archival material available and at-risk AV material preserved via reformatting. The DC Assistant will work with a variety of collections and take part in a comprehensive Life Cycle Workflow.

Tasks may vary, but will include:

  • Handling archival collections pre and post-reformatting according to archival handling guidelines
  • Calling collection boxes for material identification and flagging items to be pulled for reformatting (completing call slips)
  • Updating audit tracking database with the status of tasks competed over the duration of a project
  • Assisting with creating or updating description records and digital object records in ArchivesSpace or other collections databases
  • Embedding metadata into digital files as directed using tools such as Adobe Bridge, Adobe Acrobat, ExifTool, BWF Metaedit
  • Other tasks critical to supporting collections services and providing information about the digital material in our collections
  • Duties may also include assistance with processing print theses, researching and updating records in local tracking databases, or other projects as assigned.

Required: Demonstrated aptitude for accurate, detail-oriented work, data entry skills, and strong skills working with spreadsheets and databases.  Excellent organizational skills and evidence of being a self-starter with the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to lift record carton size boxes (up to 40 lbs.). Familiarity and experience working with digital curation and reformatting tools very helpful.  Must be comfortable with working in Windows and Mac operating systems.  Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, Notepad, FileMakerPro, Adobe applications Photoshop and Bridge, and Archivists Toolkit or ArchivesSpace is helpful but not required. Familiarity with the OAIS Reference Framework for digital preservation and with ArchivesSpace a plus.

Wage/​Salary:  $14.00/hour

Please send a message with a statement of your interest and qualifications for this position to smithkr@mit.edu and bturner@mit.edu. We will respond to those whom we wish to speak with about the position.  Applications will be reviewed beginning June 27th and continue until the job has been filled.

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Scholarly Communications and Licensing Librarian, MIT Libraries, Cambridge, MA

The MIT Libraries seek an entrepreneurial and enthusiastic professional with a commitment to making scholarly research as openly accessible as possible. The Scholarly Communications and Licensing Librarian will join a newly created, innovative department which incorporates collections resource management under the umbrella of a strong and long-standing scholarly communications program. As part of that team, the Librarian will have the exciting opportunity to participate in influencing the evolution of the scholarly communication landscape in ways that benefit MIT and the broader environment for research, teaching and scholarship.

Reporting to the Department Head for Scholarly Communications and Collections Strategy, the Scholarly Communications and Licensing Librarian will manage the production demands of a licensing negotiation workflow, negotiate library content licenses, participate in the development and deployment of the license program strategy, and support open access and scholarly communications initiatives in the MIT Libraries.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • reviewing library content license agreements, and carrying out projects related to license interpretation and license metadata
  • serving as the point person for text-mining of licensed and other scholarly resources
  • participating on project teams related to open access workflows and assisting with implementing changes to open access workflow systems, including for the MIT Faculty Open Access Policy
  • providing copyright and open access outreach to the MIT community, including teaching workshops, building guides, and writing blog stories, particularly for student populations
  • participating as a member of the Research Data Management Services group and the Negotiations team
  • working on projects that support scholarly publishing, open access, and copyright initiatives

As part of the negotiations team, the Scholarly Communications and Licensing Librarian will have the opportunity to experiment with using a licensing program to effect positive change in the scholarly communications landscape. Additionally, s/he will join actively in evolving discussions and experimentation regarding how best to infuse the values of transforming scholarly communications, social justice, diversity, and inclusion into our collections and licensing processes. The Librarian will collaborate extensively with subject, acquisitions, metadata, and other librarians in the MIT Libraries and will be expected to engage professionally with library and scholarly organizations to further his/her foundational knowledge of trends and issues related to scholarly communication and licensing in order to contribute to strategic change.

The successful candidate will be a flexible and situational thinker who appreciates change and ambiguity and thrives on working in a fast-paced environment. Professionals who enthusiastically embrace the empathy, courage, self-reflection and respect essential in a multicultural, diverse and inclusive workplace, and who strive to incorporate those values in public service work, research, and program development are encouraged to apply.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS for the position include:

  • MLS/MLIS
  • Minimum of 2 years' professional experience in a research library setting with some experience working with vendors of scholarly information resources, with license agreements, and/or negotiations
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm for experimentation and implementing new services and work methods
  • A collaborative approach to problem solving and working across organizational boundaries
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a team-based, shared decision-making environment: appropriately taking initiative or seeking guidance, working independently or collaboratively, and coordinating projects.
  • Knowledge or familiarity with matters pertaining to scholarly communication, such as open access, scholarly publishing practices, copyright and fair use, licensing, data management, repository services, and user privacy issues.
  • A commitment to increasing openness in the scholarly communication ecosystem

Preferred

  • Demonstrated vendor negotiation skills
  • Experience in open access outreach and workflows
  • Experience managing and manipulating metadata
  • Teaching/instruction skills
  • Expertise with tools or practices common in digital scholarship

SALARY AND BENEFITS: $55,000 is minimum entry-level salary. Actual salary and appointment classification (Librarian I or II) will depend on qualifications and experience. MIT offers excellent benefits including a choice of health and retirement plans, a dental plan, tuition assistance and a relocation allowance. The MIT Libraries afford a flexible and collegial working environment and foster professional growth of staff with management training and travel funding for professional meetings.

Apply online at: http://careers.mit.edu/. Applications must include cover letter and resume. Priority will be given to applications received by July 11, 2016; position open until filled. MIT is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community and particularly encourages applications from qualified women and minority candidates.

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Assistant Archivist for Acquisitions, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

Dartmouth College Library seeks a creative and detail-oriented individual to join a team of archivists, librarians and records professionals at the Rauner Special Collections Library. The successful candidate will perform appraisal and selection of archives and manuscript materials. The position also works closely with the Records Analyst to assist offices and departments with the analysis of their records, both paper and electronic, and to determine the final disposition of those records. The position participates as part of a team of archivists, technologists and records professionals in the development of policies and procedures related to appraisal, selection and deaccessioning with an emphasis on electronic records.

Reporting to the College Archivist, the Assistant Archivist for Acquisitions will acquire in-depth knowledge of the College Archives and will be the point person for complex research requests related to College history, as well as participating in staffing the reference desk. In addition, since Rauner Library is a teaching collection with a strong commitment to integrating primary sources into the curriculum, this position will have opportunities to participate in teaching class sessions related to specific subjects or to introduce students to primary sources.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Ability to manage personnel and complex workflows
  • Demonstrated knowledge of record keeping systems and standards
  • Demonstrated knowledge of archival appraisal and selection
  • Ability to work with confidential information
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of archival standards, theory, and practice
  • Strong commitment to public services
  • Ability to work effectively in a team
  • Commitment to diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse population.

Candidates must have a Masters in Library and Information Science or equivalent degree. An archival concentration within the degree is preferred.

Rank & Salary
This is an entry-level Library Professional I position in the Dartmouth College Library Classification System of Professional Ranks. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Full benefits package including 22 vacation days; comprehensive health care; retirement plans, including TIAA-CREF; and relocation assistance.

To Apply
Review of applications will begin as of July 12, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. For the complete job description and to apply online go to: https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/38085

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AAAI Conference on Crowdsourcing and Human Computation (HCOMP)

The 2016 AAAI Conference on Crowdsourcing and Human Computation (HCOMP) will be held October 30 - November 3, 2016 in Austin, TX, USA.

In addition to the main conference tracks, HCOMP will offer several workshops, a doctoral consortium, and a tutorial (details below).  A forthcoming announcement email will share details on an Industry & Practice Track and an Encore Track.

PhD Students interested in the doctoral consortium should apply by August 19. Two HCOMP workshops have calls for papers, due August 1, while CrowdCamp and the tutorial have open enrollment.

Want to receive future updates on crowdsourcing and human computation? Follow @hcomp_conf on Twitter, or join our new ?crowd-hcomp? listserv for posting and receiving announcements (e.g., CFPs, job openings, etc.). You can subscribe online at https://groups.google.com/d/forum/crowd-hcomp*.*

Learn more at http://www.humancomputation.com.

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Photograph Archivist, Mary Baker Eddy Library, Boston, MA

SUMMARY

The Photograph Archivist works closely with the Curator and the Research Archivist/Archivist to arrange, describe, and maintain the image collections managed by The Mary Baker Eddy Library (MBEL). These include the Historic Photograph Collection, photographs in the organizational archives, photographs of Library exhibits and programs. This position also assists in the planning for documenting and maintaining these collections.

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Follows archival standards to ensure the long term care and preservation of the photo collection. Catalogs photographs, creating records in collection management systems or editing existing records. As needed, researches in archival collections to locate information on photographs.
  • Develops policies and procedures for The Mary Baker Eddy Library in regard to the arrangement, description, and preservation of photograph collections.
  • Oversees large-scale photo collection processing projects.
  • Trains staff and interns on proper care and handling of photographic materials.
  • Provides photo collections reference services and research assistance to patrons of the Library (both internal and external) via email, telephone, and in person.
  • Works collaboratively with MBEL staff on exhibits and programs.
  • Collaborates with the Office of General Counsel on issues of rights, permissions, and use pertaining to photographic services.
  • Manages the fulfillment of orders for image use, reproduction, and permissions as well as for invoices to be produced and payments to be made.
  • Collaborates (in conjunction with Office of Records Management, Curator, and Research and Reference Services) with other departments to assess photographs from other collections and to plan and implement digitization projects.
  • Oversees interns as needed.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Education/Experience

  • Master's degree in Library and Information Science.
  • Demonstrated specific experience (1-3 years) or coursework in working with image collections and in archives management. This should include training in image handling and care.

Knowledge/Skills

  • Knowledge of digital asset management systems, collection management systems, and/or archive collection management systems. This would include knowledge of metadata standards and controlled vocabularies for archives, museums, and news organizations; familiarity with Re:discovery/Proficio and Merlin a plus.
  • Familiarity with photographic processes, including digitization on flatbed scanners, and
    image manipulation software such as Photoshop.
  • Experience in historical research as well as the ability to quickly learn about and recognize significant people, places, and events captured in images that relate to Mary Baker Eddy, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and its affiliates, the history of the Christian Science movement, and The Christian Science Monitor.
  • Flexibility and eagerness to learn; a team player.
  • General knowledge of standards of rights and reproduction a plus.

Apply: https://www4.recruitingcenter.net/Clients/tfccs/PublicJobs/controller.cfm?jbaction=JobProfile&Job_Id=10594&esid=az

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Collections Manager, Concord Museum, Concord, MA

SUMMARY 

Responsible for the physical care, preservation, and management of the Museum's collections and the intellectual control of the collections through maintenance of paper and electronic records. Maintains collections storage areas and galleries through proper methods of storage, display, movement, inventory, cataloguing, and climate control. Responsible for the security of the collection. Through supervision of the Registrar, oversees the coordination of incoming loans for exhibitions. Works with the Curator and Collections Committee of the Board of Governors in matters related to collections management. Participates in institutional strategic planning as it relates to the collection. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

Collections Management

  • Participates in the long-term strategic planning for the collection; develops annual budgets for ongoing collections management tasks as well as long-term or upcoming projects.
  • Maintains and implements the Museum's Collections Management Policy; recommends new policies and procedures, or revisions for existing ones, regarding the use of and access to collections.
  • Works with the Executive Director and Curator to recommend new acquisitions, deaccessions, and outgoing loans to the Collections Committee and Board of Governors.
  • Ensures the creation and maintenance of master collections records, and object records and images. Maintains the collections database, including the online public component.
  • Works with the Curator and education staff to review and approve uses of collections objects for educational purposes.
  • Responds to inquiries related to the collections. Reviews and fulfills permissions requests for use of object images by researchers, scholars, and publishers. Ensures adequate insurance coverage of the permanent collection and loan objects.

Collections Care

  • Maintains the galleries and onsite and offsite collection storage areas, including security and environmental conditions, integrated pest management, and current inventories and object locations.
  • Provides for the proper storage, display, and handling of artifacts. As appropriate, evaluates the condition of objects and, in collaboration with the Curator, assists with conservation efforts.
  • Oversees the security system and staff security access and procedures. With the Building and Grounds Manager, monitors the environmental conditions in the building, assists with maintenance of the HVAC equipment, and supervises maintenance work in the collections areas.
  • Maintains and implements the Emergency Preparedness Plan. Works with Director of Education to develop staff training in security, facilities, and Emergency Preparedness Plan.

Exhibitions

  • Supervises the Registrar's coordination of incoming loans for special exhibitions, including packing, transport, insurance, and display.
  • Serves on the exhibition team, along with the Curator, Director of Education, Manager of Exhibitions and Design, and the Executive Director, to conceptualize, research, plan, implement, and install both temporary and permanent exhibitions in the Museum galleries.
  • Functions in part as an exhibition preparator (including physical labor) during implementation and installation of exhibitions, in collaboration with the Curator, Registrar, and outside contractors.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES 
Supervises the Registrar and his/her responsibilities. Supervises temporary collections staff, interns and volunteers when necessary in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training volunteers; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; addressing complaints; and resolving problems. 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • The ability to successfully perform each essential duty as described above.
  • A passion for the Concord Museum's mission and collection.
  • Extensive knowledge of standard collections practices and ethics related to acquisitions, deaccessions, and loans. Expertise in all collections management skills for objects of all types and materials, including object handling, cataloguing, paper and electronic record-keeping, inventory, storage, display, transport, environmental conditions, security, pest management, and insurance.
  • Prior use of a collections management database; proficiency with Microsoft Office.
  • Experience supervising colleagues and interns; experience developing and managing budgets.
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills. Ability to lift and move up to 50 pounds.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Master's degree in history, museum studies, material culture, public history, or related field.
  • At least 5 years of collections management experience and direct object care.
  • Must be comfortable with computers and able to work efficiently with databases, word processing, spreadsheets, and other software.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and list of references to cm1@concordmuseum.org.

Application Deadline: July 1. No phone calls please.

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Part-Time Library Teacher, Ashland Public Schools, Ashland, MA

The position involves teaching grade 6-8 students information literacy/research skills and managing the library.  It is two and a half days per week, and might fit well into the schedule of someone who is still taking classes. While the ideal candidate would be library certified, someone with coursework in school library certification or in an MLS program would be considered.  

If further information is required, please contact Karen Johnson (karenjohnson@ashland.k12.ma.us).

How to apply: Contact Principal Dave DiGirolamo at Ashland Middle School at 508-881-0167 or email ddigirolamo@ashland.k12.ma.us and send a cover letter and resume to resumes@ashland.k12.ma.us.

*Please note: type only the following code: AMS17LBRY in the subject line of your email.

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Call for Proposals: College & Undergraduate Libraries

College & Undergraduate Libraries, a peer-reviewed journal published by Taylor & Francis, invites proposals for articles to be published in the fall of 2017. The issue will be co-edited by Kevin Gunn (gunn@cua.edu) of the Catholic University of America and Jason Paul (pauljn@stolaf.edu) of St. Olaf College.

The issue will deal with the digital humanities in a very broad sense, with 
a major focus on their implications for the roles of academic librarians and libraries as well as on librarianship in general. Possible article topics include, but are not limited to, the following themes, issues, challenges, and criticism:

  • Developing the project development mindset in librarians
  • Creating new positions and/or cross-training issues for librarians
  • Librarian as: point-of-service agent, an ongoing consultant, or as an embedded project librarian
  • Developing managerial and technological competencies in librarians
  • Administration support (or not) for DH endeavors in libraries
  • Teaching DH with faculty to students (undergraduate and graduate) and faculty
  • Helping students working with data
  • Managing the DH products of the data life cycle
  • Issues surrounding humanities data collection development and management
  • Relationships of data curation and digital libraries in DH
  • Issues in curation, preservation, sustainability, and access of DH data, projects, and products
  • Linked data, open access, and libraries
  • Librarian and staff development for non-traditional roles
  • Teaching DH in academic libraries
  • Project collaboration efforts with undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty
  • Data literacy for librarians
  • The lack of diversity of librarians and how it impacts DH development
  • Advocating and supporting DH across the institution
  • Developing institutional repositories for DH
  • Creating DH scholarship from the birth of digital objects
  • Consortial collaborations on DH projects
  • Establishing best practices for DH labs, networks, and services
  • Assessing, evaluating, and peer reviewing DH projects and librarians.

Articles may be theoretical or ideological discussions, case studies, best practices, research studies, and opinion pieces or position papers.

Proposals should consist of an abstract of up to 500 words and up to six keywords describing the article, together with complete author contact information. Articles should be in the range of 20 double-spaced pages in length. Please consult the following link that contains instructions for authors:
http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wcul20&page=instructions#.V0DJWE0UUdU.

Please submit proposals to Kevin Gunn (gunn@cua.edu) by *August 17, 2016*please do not use Scholar One for submitting proposals. First drafts of accepted proposals will be due by *February 1, 2017* with the issue being published in the fall of 2017. Feel free to contact the editors with any questions that you may have.

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WIC Desk Internship, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Overview: 

Reporting to the Director of the Information Commons, the WIC Desk Intern handles core student assistance activities. Primary requirements are the ability to work independently, comfort working with patrons, strong communication skills, familiarity with technology and software, and flexibility. Evening and weekend hours are expected.
The WIC is a collaborative space on the first floor of the Van Pelt-Dietrich Center; details are at http://commons.library.upenn.edu (Interns may also help staff the Education Commons.)

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the initial point of contact for all visitors to the Commons, handling directional and general questions. Assist patrons with services and equipment. Refer students to academic support services
  • Assist patrons in following the policies and procedures of the Commons, especially with regards to group study room reservations
  • Assist instructors and faculty with educational technology
  • Provide overview of Commons services, technology, and programs to visitors
  • Schedule rooms and appointments for Commons staff and program partners
  • Handle signage and questions relating to course sessions, workshops and special events hosted by the Commons
  • Design and conduct technology training workshops for students and faculty
  • Write blog posts and ad-hoc reports
  • Conduct social media, web and print outreach for Commons activities
  • Track and communicate with Library staff about equipment and facilities issues
  • Work with the Director to develop online and print documentation
  • Provide appointment-based assistance to patrons and students

Qualifications:

  • Enrollment in a graduate degree program in library or information science or related field is expected.
  • Previous experience in an academic setting preferred; previous experience in an academic library or in providing academic support services highly desirable.
  • Public services orientation, interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills needed
  • Attention to detail and the ability to juggle multiple tasks
  • Familiarity with word processing, spreadsheet and searching software applications required. Candidates should be comfortable with and enthusiastic about educational technologies.
  • Teaching experience preferred

Availability: accepting applications

Hours: 20 hours per week. Some evening and weekend hours required.

Salary: $15/hour.

To apply, please submit a resume and letter of interest to the attention of:
Royce Drake
phdrake@upenn.edu

Please write "WIC Desk Internship" in the subject line.

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Instruction & Electronic Access Librarian, Eastern Nazarene College, Quincy, MA

SUMMARY:

The successful candidate will provide information literacy instruction for undergraduate and graduate students in a variety of settings and formats. This involves creating and maintaining up-to-date instruction materials for print and online library resources, including online research guides (LibGuides). The Instruction & Electronic Access Librarian will also maintain access to and support interconnectivity of all online resources via a link resolver (EBSCO's Full Text Finder). Other duties include providing research assistance during scheduled hours at the reference desk and via email.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Provide and establish library presence through instruction in a classroom setting and online
  2. Create and maintain online research guides (LibGuides) according to best practices and with faculty input
  3. Maintain the ENC Learning Commons website and Nease Library website through current web platform
  4. Participate in reference desk rotation for evenings and weekends
  5. Serve on network (OCLN) and college committees
  6. Other duties as assigned

 POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Master's degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited program
  2. At least 2 years of teaching experience at an academic library is preferred
  3. Demonstrated ability to create library instruction materials in print and online
  4. Ability to work collaboratively with other librarians and faculty as well as independently

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
Until Filled

START DATE:
Immediately

Applicants may apply by submitting their resume along with a cover letter and statement of faith.

Address:
Jan Weisen
Human Resources
Eastern Nazarene College, 23 E. Elm Avenue, Quincy, MA 02170

Email:
hr-dir@enc.edu

Fax:
617-745-3907

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Technical Services Librarian, Marlboro College, Marlboro, VT

SUMMARY:

Marlboro College seeks a Technical Service Librarian to join its Rice-Aron Library team. This librarian has primary responsibility for all of the Library's technical services functions, including acquisitions, cataloging, processing, and maintenance of items in the Library's collections. Along with two other librarians, this librarian also provides public service, supervises student workers, and carries out other general duties as assigned. Occasional evening and weekend work is required.

We are in search of a self-directed and collaborative professional who is prepared to take over the running of a technical services department with minimal supervision while also working closely with colleagues, faculty, and students on library and campus-wide projects and initiatives.

Marlboro College is a small, private, liberal arts college nestled in the hills of Southeastern Vermont. Primary job responsibilities will take place on the Marlboro, VT campus with occasional work at the Brattleboro, VT campus.

Reports to: Library Director
Status: Full-time, Exempt, 12 months

PRIMARY POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage library acquisitions including: processing, monitoring orders, maintaining acquisitions database, and managing book budget.
  • Provide timely cataloging (original and complex copy) for library materials in all formats and languages.
  • Manage and process print serials.
  • Mend damaged materials.
  • Plan, implement, and evaluate technical services operations and workflows.
  • Supervise and mentor library assistants (4-6 part-time, work-study students).
  • Provide reference and access services at public Service Desk to students, faculty, staff and townspeople.
  • Plan and participate in library outreach and programming.
  • Assist in daily building maintenance efforts.
  • Take active role in long-term library planning

SECONDARY POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist Reference &amp; Technology Librarian with updates and improvements to open-source ILS (Koha)
  • Inventory library collections on annual, rotating basis.
  • Support library orientations for new students and faculty.
  • Catalog and process items for Special Collections and College Archives.
  • Actively engage in campus committee work and professional development activities.
  • Assist with Collection Development.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program. Recent graduates welcome to apply.
  • 1-3 years of experience in academic library setting, or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated experience in cataloging using national standards (namely, RDA, LCSH, LCC, and Dewey) and tools (WorldShare, OCLC Connexion, WebDewey).
  • Awareness of current developments and trends in cataloging and metadata with the proven ability to apply such knowledge to local practices.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to work well with all faculty, students and staff.
  • Ability to think strategically, set priorities, research tools and best practices, and manage responsibilities independently.
  • Ability to adapt quickly in a dynamic, evolving library and campus environment.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Supervisory experience.
  • Commitment to diversity and social justice.
  • Experience working with special collection and archival materials.

For information visit www.marlboro.edu, http://www.marlboro.edu/offices/hr/jobs/ and http://marlboro.edu/library. Submit the following in one document (doc, docx, pdf, rtf, odt) to library@marlboro.edu: cover letter, cv, and three references with contact information (names, address, telephone, email). Review of applications to begin immediately and continue until filled. Position begins in early August 2016. Marlboro College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Library Director, Wadleigh Memorial Library, Milford, NH

Appointed by an elected Board of  seven Library Trustees and under its general direction, the Library Director has overall administrative responsibility for the provision of public library service and functions as a Department Head for the Town of Milford.  The position requires independent judgment, initiative and decision-making as well as frequent interaction with the community, town officials and senior staff, local groups and organizations.

The Library Director administers, develops, plans and/or oversees all aspects of library operations, including personnel selection, supervision and performance evaluations; budgeting and expenditures; collection development and maintenance; materials processing; building and grounds maintenance; automation and the use of appropriate technology; programming; marketing; policies, plans and procedures; reports and presentations; and community and vendor relations.  The Director will also be working closely with library trustees on implementing the library's Strategic Plan which includes a future facility renovation/expansion project.

The successful candidate will serve as an ambassador within the community - advocating and promoting the library's mission by demonstrating enthusiasm, creativity, innovation and an understanding and respect for the needs, interests and demands of the community. 

S/he must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be able to communicate effectively and persuasively both orally and in writing.  S/he must also have a thorough working knowledge of modern library policies, practices, technologies and trends.

The Wadleigh Memorial Library is located in Milford, NH and belongs to the GMILCS consortium of 12 libraries.  The town of Milford, known as the "Granite Town" in the granite state of NH, is situated approximately an hour northwest of Boston, MA and within 20 miles of both Nashua and Manchester, NH.  Residents enjoy the great outdoors with nearly 1000 acres of designated town forest land and a myriad of hiking & biking trails.  Milford has a population of 15,000 and the Library is located right off "The Oval"--a historic, bustling town center filled with restaurants, shops & businesses all surrounding the town's bandstand. 

The position requires a Master's degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university and eight (8) years of progressively responsible library administrative experience, including at least four (4) years in a supervisory capacity.  It is a full-time, exempt, non-bargaining position.  Full time is 40 hours per week as scheduled and includes regular evening meetings and occasional weekend hours.  Dependent upon level of experience and qualifications, the library offers a competitive salary range ($58,000 - 89,000) as well as a town benefits package. 

A complete job description can be found at www.wadleighlibrary.org/employment.  Applicants seeking consideration should submit a statement of their interest and qualifications, resume and three professional references to WMLSearchCmte@wadleighlibrary.org.  Applications received by July 20, 2016 will be given priority consideration. 

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Call for Papers: Code4Lib Journal

The Code4Lib Journal (C4LJ) exists to foster community and share information among those interested in the intersection of libraries, technology, and the future.

We are now accepting proposals for publication in our 34th issue.  Don't miss out on this opportunity to share your ideas and experiences. To be included in the 34th issue, which is scheduled for publication in mid October 2016, please submit articles, abstracts, or proposals at http://journal.code4lib.org/submit-proposal or tojournal@code4lib.org by Friday, July 22, 2016.  When submitting, please include the title or subject of the proposal in the subject line of the email message.

C4LJ encourages creativity and flexibility, and the editors welcome submissions across a broad variety of topics that support the mission of the journal.  Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Practical applications of library technology (both actual and hypothetical)
  • Technology projects (failed, successful, or proposed), including how they were done and challenges faced
  • Case studies
  • Best practices
  • Reviews
  • Comparisons of third party software or libraries
  • Analyses of library metadata for use with technology
  • Project management and communication within the library environment
  • Assessment and user studies

C4LJ strives to promote professional communication by minimizing the barriers to publication.  While articles should be of a high quality, they need not follow any formal structure.  Writers should aim for the middle ground between blog posts and articles in traditional refereed journals.  Where appropriate, we encourage authors to submit code samples, algorithms, and pseudo-code.  For more information, visit C4LJ's Article Guidelines or browse articles from the first 32 issues published on our website: http://journal.code4lib.org.

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Research & Education Librarian, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND

UND Library of the Health Sciences is hiring 2 Research and Education librarians.  Our librarians design and teach classes, assist with active learning activities, consult with students and faculty, attend curriculum and task force meetings, complete literature searches, assist patrons with scholarly communication issues, and do their own research.  We are hiring two positions, both entry level, here at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. 

Position Details:
The position will be based in Grand Forks, North Dakota. The Research and Education Librarian is part of the Library's reference and education team, and the duties of the position include:

  • Provides reference and research support and works collaboratively with faculty to plan and deliver course-integrated instruction. 
  • Serves as liaison to specific academic departments.
  • Delivers instruction and research assistance.
  • Identifies faculty and student needs, and solicits input on library resources in the specific departmental disciplines.
  • Provides reference and research information services.
  • Provides assistance with technology tools.
  • Teaches information access and assessment.
  • Collaborates with faculty to provide curriculum-integrated instructional support. 
  • Assists with scholarly research.
  • Participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of services, policies and procedures.
  • Participates in professional activities and professional development.  
  • Manages or assists with special projects.

Minimum Requirements For Screening Purpose:

  • Master's degree in library/information science from a program accredited by the American Library Association. 
  • Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Publisher

Minimum Requirements for Interview Purpose:

  • Knowledge of database searching strategies. 
  • Demonstrated presentation skills.  
  • Knowledge of information literacy.  
  • Knowledge of technology tools, including mobile devices and web applications. 
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.  
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment with a strong service orientation. 
  • Satisfactory criminal history records check.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a science discipline.
  • Academic or hospital library experience. 
  • Experience with health sciences database searching. 
  • Ability to search PubMed utilizing MeSH. 
  • Teaching experience. 
  • Experience with web authoring tools. 
  • Experience with course management systems.  

We move into our brand new building in July and these two positions are embedded in the faculty suites.  Our library will be 99% digital. 

If you are interested in a cutting edge position with the training and mentoring you need in an entry level position. Apply now.  

Or go to www.und.edu and click on Job Openings and search for JobID 2640

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Public Services Library Assistant, Bates College, Lewiston, ME

Performs general circulation duties, including; supervising student assistants, answering questions, locating materials, and solving problems with copiers, printers, and other standard library machines. Schedule will require evening (6:00 pm - 1:00 am) and weekend shifts. Schedule varies during college breaks. The position is also responsible for the supervision and training of Public Service Student Assistants working at the Circulation and Audio Service Desks on a daily basis.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Responsible for the general operation of the Ladd Library, Circulation and Audio Departments.
  • Follows established Circulation procedures. Is responsible for the security of the library building at closing.
  • Responsible for the accurate check-out and check-in of library materials. Proficient use of library software is required.
  • Answers general questions about the use of the library materials and facilities, assists patrons with research questions in the absence of reference librarians
  • Directs patrons (including: Bates College faculty, staff, students, affiliates, alumni, members of the local community, and patrons from Bowdoin and Colby Colleges, NExpress patrons, and summer program participants) to materials and facilities contained within the library
  • Assists patrons with use of library catalog, computers, access to electronic and remote resources, printers, photocopiers, microform reader/printers, and audio/video equipment
  • Supervises and trains Public Service Student Assistants working at the Circulation and Audio Service Desks on a daily basis.
  • Processes reserve materials and/or course packs. Assists with the processing of MaineCat and NExpress materials, patron billing, obtaining copyright permissions for course related materials, and library signage.

ADDITIONAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Answers and directs phone calls within the library
  • Maintains audio/video equipment, and other standard library machines
  • Assists with maintenance of patron database
  • Handles cash for fines from Courtesy Borrowers, Alumni, and Affiliates.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor's degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience working in an academic library is required. Advanced library skills required to assist with the day to day operation of public services at the Circulation Department and the Audio/Video Area. The ability to assist library patrons with library catalog searches is a must. The ability to teach library skills, and the proper use of library equipment, to student assistants and patrons is required.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Please submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references. This position requires successful completion of a pre-employment background screening.

https://apply.interfolio.com/35303

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Associate College Librarian for Collections and Scholarly Communications, Bates College, Lewiston, ME

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Administers collection development and management activities of the library in all formats. Works with liaison librarians and members of the faculty to assure that collection development and management policies and activities meet the present and future needs of the college. Assumes a leadership role in Colby-Bates-Bowdoin (CBB) cooperative collection development program.
  • Develops annual financial projections for collections needs of the college and works with the Librarian to prepare budget plans. Allocates the collection management budgets, including monographs, serials, electronic resources, preservation, and outsourced services (approximately $1.8 million). Works with subject liaisons to manage spending and to set and meet performance goals related to the library's collections.
  • Takes the lead in campus-wide scholarly communications activities, including education about scholarly communications issues, development of information resources, oversight of SC initiatives, and collaboration with faculty who are interested in publishing alternatives.
  • Stays abreast of rapid change in the market for scholarly information. Develops long-range and strategic plans to build and shape collections. Participates in planning and development of digital projects.
  • Manages library-specific subject endowments, including the generation of stewardship reports.
  • Coordinates the generation and compilation of annual statistics for external reporting.
  • Oversees the gifts-in-kind process including evaluation, acknowledgement, and annual reporting to College Advancement.
  • Leads the library's efforts to assess use and value of the collections. Works with colleagues to understand user needs and to conduct statistical and other assessments.
  • Provides leadership in the preservation and conservation of the library's collections, including leading and participating in disaster planning and recovery operations.
  • Works closely with the Associate College Librarian for Systems and Bibliographic Services to coordinate collection development activities with cataloging, acquisitions and bibliographic control efforts of the library.
  • Serves on the Information and Library Services Management Team, which manages all information technology and information support functions of the college.
  • Serves on the CBB Governing Board.
  • Supervises the Electronic Resources Librarian

ADDITIONAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Serves on library, CBB, and college committees and task forces as assigned
  • Represents the library in consortial, state, regional, and national forums related to collection development and management issues
  • Other job-related duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS
Required

  • Master's or postgraduate degree or equivalent work experience in library or information science or related field
  • Five years experience in an academic library
  • Evidence of advanced library skills in collection development and management
  • Strong financial management skills related to library collections
  • Demonstrated ability to foster teamwork and work effectively with staff at all levels of the college
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, and excellent analytical, collaborative, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and with the flexibility to adapt to and lead change

Desired

  • Advanced degree in subject area related to the liberal arts.
  • Reference or instructional experience
  • Acquisitions experience
  • Experience in collection assessment

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Please submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references. This position requires successful completion of a pre-employment background screening.

https://apply.interfolio.com/35341

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Bernard Vavrek Scholarship

The Association of Bookmobile & Outreach Services (ABOS), an affiliate of the American Library Association, offers annual awards that recognize outstanding service, support for conference attendance, and the education of a student currently enrolled in a Library Science degree program.  In particular, The Bernard Vavrek Scholarship provides $1000 to a library school student interested in outreach and bookmobile services.

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

This year's ABOS annual conference will take place at the Marriott RiverCenter in Covington, KY from October 19-21. Please share information about our scholarship, awards and conference with your students and faculty.  Information can be found at our website http://abos-outreach.com/awards

The application deadline for this year's awards is August 1, 2016.

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Call for Papers: Libri Best Student Paper Award 2016

Since 1950, through 65 volumes, Libri: International Journal of Libraries and Information Services (ISSN: 0024-2667) has been a leader among scholarly journals in the international library world. As part of its strategy to remain one of the premier library journals, Libri is issuing a call for "Best Student Paper of 2016." This annual competition supports Libri's goal of publishing the best articles from the next generation of library and information science professionals. We are proud once again to recognize the very best article with this special award.

Students at all levels* are invited to submit articles with clarity and authority. There is no stated theme. Research papers should address one of the significant issues facing today's librarians and information professionals. Case studies, best practices, and pure research papers are all welcome.

  • Length: approx. 5000 words
  • Language: English
  • Deadline: June 30, 2016

The best paper will be selected by an independent panel consisting of selected members of the Editorial Board, the Advisory Board and other international experts. Submissions will be judged on the basis of:

  • originality of thought and observation
  • depth of research and scholarship
  • topicality of problems addressed
  • the international readership of the journal

The article will be published in the 2016:4 issue. The author of the winning article will be honoured with an award of 500.00 € and with a complimentary subscription to Libri for 2017. If the quality of competition warrants, some papers may be designated as honourable mention, and the authors will receive complementary subscriptions to Libri for 2017. The normal provision to the author of e-prints applies to all winners.

Manuscripts should be submitted, preferably in MS Word or a compatible format, to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/libri. When submitting a paper for the Best Student Paper Award, please choose "Library Student Award" at the drop down menu "Manuscript Type". Author instructions and further indications of the scope of papers suitable for publication in Libri are available at the Libri site at http://www.librijournal.org/authorinst.html<http://librijournal.org/authorinst.html>.
All submissions should include a cover sheet confirming:

  • the name of the institution where the student is or was enrolled
  • the dates when the student is or was enrolled
  • the date when the paper was written and the course for which it was prepared if no longer a student

* Exception: Senior information scholars returning to school for additional degrees outside the field of library and information science are not eligible for this award.

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Systems Librarian, Boston Architectural College, Boston, MA

The position of Systems Librarian is a full-time, exempt position of 40 hours per week providing technical support and oversight of library systems. The Systems Librarian manages all computer technology services, including the Voyager integrated library system. This position reports to the Library Director.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Administer the Library's integrated library system (Voyager), including maintenance, upgrades, troubleshooting, customizations, and end user support
  • Work with the BAC's Information Technology Department to ensure adequate system backups, production of appropriate reports and statistics, and resolution of any additional server-related issues
  • Maintain positive working relationship with vendor to report, monitor, and resolve system problems, and to plan and schedule training and system upgrades as needed
  • Investigate, select, (in conjunction with other Library staff) and implement new software technologies to enhance Library resources and services, including planning for future ILS system
  • Maintain, upgrade and customize Serials Solutions 360Link
  • Work closely with the BAC's Information Technology staff to maintain and customize locally developed Article ILL management platform
  • Assist with technical aspects of LibGuides implementation and maintenance
  • Work with Associate Director on circulation and borrowing issues
  • Monitor and customize SenSource people counting system and VeaView reporting software.
  • Manage statistics for Library in conjunction with Library Director and Associate Director
  • Participate in special projects as necessary
  • Provide reference service at the circulation desk up to 12 hours per week

Standards of Professionalism

A. Team and Interpersonal skills: Success in this position requires positive relationships with other team members including support staff and more senior staff. These persons must thus be approached in a way that makes them feel valued as individuals and team members and takes into account the necessities of work as seen from their perspective.

B. Service orientation: Success in this position requires a service-oriented perspective in which, to the greatest extent possible, students and faculty are treated in such a way as to feel valued and well served in their contacts with the school through you.

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

Qualifications

  • ALA accredited MLS or MLIS required + 2 years experience
  • Must have experience with an integrated library system, preferably Voyager
  • Website development experience (HTML, CSS)
  • Working knowledge of web development languages: PHP, PERL preferred
  • Experience with XSLT templates
  • Experience with Microsoft Access reporting
  • Familiarity and facility with software application programs is essential
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm and aptitude for acquiring new technical skills

Requirements

1. Must be able to work one evening per week
2. Must be able to speak clearly and understand spoken communication
3. Must be flexible in terms of position description duties and responsibilities

To Apply

Please submit an online application consisting of a single document containing your cover letter, résumé, and three references at https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=15318491.

For questions or additional information regarding this job posting, please contact Kris Liberman at kris.liberman@the-bac.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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Library Systems Manager, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Brandeis University seeks a Manager of Library Systems to lead and participate in the development, enhancement, and maintenance of the Brandeis University Library IT environment, including operational policies and procedures intended to ensure the availability and responsiveness of existing and emerging services. This person will lead and participate on projects for functionality, development and integration required in library systems and applications, and projects for interoperability between library systems and other campus systems.

Responsibilities include comprehensive planning for system and application implementation and support, as well as, the maintenance and support of the library services platform, institutional repository, and related library systems. S/he will collaborate with other library colleagues, the incumbent leads and partners in the exploration and deployment of new technologies and services that advance the university mission and library activities and services that support it.

The incumbent also works closely with other colleagues in the development of services with a strong IT footprint, suggesting solutions, providing feedback, and helping serve as a bridge between other departments and technical IT staff. S/he will analyze and assess library systems activities, and provides strategic direction for library systems and technology activities, and manage staff and vendor relationships.

Examples of Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for providing technical and project leadership to University stakeholders in planning, development, prioritization and execution of systems and technology projects, which includes analyzing requests and projects to identify their scope, complexity and feasibility. Informs and guides prioritization of library systems projects within larger context of library and IT work plans. Manages the development and testing of new library systems and functionality to be added to existing systems; data integration between systems; and creates and assists in the supervision of appropriate teams to execute such projects.
  • Responsible for coordination of timely data loads, indexing, database maintenance and data feeds; and library systems upgrades, service pack installation, and configuration. Responds to requests for assistance on use of library systems and troubleshoots functionality problems with library systems, in partnership with the Library Systems team. Responsible for support and maintenance of library systems and applications, and for integration and data interchange between library systems and other campus systems. Supports business continuity of the libraries by working with LTS groups to establish system and data access policies and procedures, ensure system reliability, and coordinate routine systems operations including backups and overnight processing.
  • Collaborate with LTS departments and staff on evaluation of products, processes and implementation of best practices.
  • Responsible for evaluating and exploring emerging issues, trends and technologies in library systems and technology, and recommending strategic directions; representing Brandeis University in external professional organizations.

Qualifications:

  • 5-8 years total work-related experience
  • Supervisory / Management Exp.
  • 1-3 years of supervisory/management experience
  • Library Science or Information Science - Required

Skills & Knowledge:

  • Leadership ability; demonstrated understanding of an academic research environment; excellent analytical, organizational and project management skills; familiarity with issues affecting information technology and library systems. Ability to work with various constituencies and aid in collaboration amongst supported organizations.
  • Demonstrated skills in managing large projects, staff reports and project teams; ability to initiate, plan and manage multiple, complex, detailed, concurrent projects.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and, communication skills, both oral and written; ability to communicate and explain complex technical concepts to a lay community.
  • Strong analytical skills for complex software issues. Ability to evaluate and recommend process changes. Strong technical skills in a variety of applications and tools.
  • Ability to utilize user-centered design methodologies and usability principles
  • Flexibility and adaptability to a changing environment
  • Knowledge of Unicode and other standards for representation of library information in electronic form such as MARC, MARCXML, Dublin Core, BIBFRAME, METS, MODS, EAD, TEI, etc
  • Experience with typical library applications including OpenURL (link resolvers), proxy servers, standards such as Z39.50, etc.
  • Experience crafting and executing SQL queries
  • Hands on experience of web technologies including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, XML/XSLT
  • Understanding of web services such as SOAP, REST and other XML-based APIs

Additional Information

Experience with managing campus-wide enterprise systems required. Familiarity with open-source software and user communities required; experience managing open-source software and participating in open-source communities preferred.

Experience managing a library services platform required; experience managing related library systems and technologies such as federated search systems, digital asset management systems, electronic resource management systems preferred. Administrative experience with ExLibris systems preferred, including Alma/Primo and Metalib. Experience working with modern server operating systems and/or cloud hosted software/infrastructure

How to Apply:

Submit cover letter and resume as a single document at http://www.brandeis.edu/humanresources/jobs/external.html

Elect option for "External Applicant". Sort the job listing by clicking the Job ID column heading (Job ID: 525170). Locate the desired job listing. Click the job title and then Apply Now.

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Full-time Lecturer, University of North Texas, Denton, TX

The University of North Texas, Department of Library of Information Sciences, invites applications for a lecturer (non-tenure track) position in library and information sciences for Fall 2016 to be based in the greater Houston, Texas area. The successful applicant will be expected to teach Master's level core courses (and other courses) in the one or more of following areas: information and knowledge professions, information access and knowledge inquiry, or information organization. Applicants should to be committed to teaching as their primary focus and be able to demonstrate strong, innovative, and varied teaching methods. Professional, university, college, and departmental service will be expected. There are no research expectations for this position.  Some travel may be required.

Minimum qualifications:

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in information sciences or a related field or be in candidacy stage at the time of appointment.  Candidate must also have post-secondary teaching experience or a combination of teaching and professional experience. 

Preferred qualifications:

Preference will be giving to candidates who have experience working with distance education and cohorts as well as experience in designing and delivering courses in a variety of formats, such as face-to-face, online, and blended. Evidence of teaching via distance or distributed learning methods is highly desirable.  Candidates who have the ability to collaborate with the community of practitioners and colleagues are desirable.  Evidence of service to his/her professional community is also preferred.

This is a 9-month position with optional summer teaching.

To apply for the position, visit facultyjobs.unt.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=52277. You must submit a cover letter, CV, and names and contact information for 3 references to apply.

Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Jodi Philbrick, Lecturer Search Committee Chair,Jodi.Philbrick@unt.edu or 940-369-5880.

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State Archivist, Arizona Department of State, Phoenix, AZ

The mission of the Arizona Department of State is to never stop searching for ways to improve upon: helping people choose their leaders through fair, honest and accurate elections; letting people know what the government is doing by keeping a complete and accurate record of its actions and making that information readily available through library and records services; and helping people form businesses, record important transactions, and provide for their families.

Job Description:

The State Archivist for the State of Arizona is the leading authority on the best practices for preservation of the state's most valuable documents, both electronic and paper. With an eye to the future, the State Archivist should have a keen understanding of emerging trends with data migration, collection, and storage.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership for archival programs and services while nurturing the forward progress of the Archives into the digital age through the delivery of services and innovative approaches towards improvements, especially data migration
  • Understanding and experience with both historical and revolutionary archival records management technology and tools
  • Demonstrated knowledge of emerging trends, issues, workflows and best practices in archives management
  • Knowledge of records management and electronic records preservation and practices
  • Ability to communicate the vision of Arizona State Archives to a wide variety of audiences including federal and state agencies, legislators, staff, and the citizens of Arizona
  • Ability to work effectively, both independently and collaboratively, in a collegial environment with diverse constituencies
  • Demonstrated skills in project management, time-management and problem-solving/analytic techniques
  • Ability to confidentially and discreetly handle subject matters requiring privacy and sensitivity
  • Initiate a cross-divisional approach with other members of the leadership team to explore and implement technology-based services
  • Demonstrated vision and leadership in capturing and disseminating history in the digital age through traditional and innovative strategies
  • Experience that demonstrates a strong commitment to user-focused design of collections and services

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. with specialization in archival management, historic preservation, or related field
  • Membership in the Academy of Certified Archivists
  • Certification by the Society of American Archivists or Academy of Certified Archivists
  • Strong record of professional engagement on a regional and national level, such as service in archivist organizations, presentations at conference and peer-reviewed publications
  • Demonstrated experience with digital preservation and access projects
  • Knowledge of best practices in digital preservation and access
  • 5 years archives management experience

Benefits

  • The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:
  • Top-ranked retirement and long-term disability plans
  • Affordable medical, dental, life, and short-term disability insurance plans
  • Accrued vacation pay and sick days
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Deferred compensation plan
  • Credit union membership
  • Wellness plans

An EEO/Reasonable Accommodation Employer

All newly hired employees will be subject to E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.

Please apply online at www.azstatejobs.gov
Job ID: 23057

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Library Director, South Kingston Public Library, South Kingston, RI

The Town of South Kingstown, a diverse coastal community of 30,000 citizens, is seeking a dynamic and experienced library professional for the role of Library Director. The position is responsible for the management of the Town's public library system, and duties include development of the annual operating budget, capital budgeting and projects, collection and program development, personnel, grant writing, community relations, planning and development of short and long-range library goals, and oversight of library building and grounds maintenance.

The South Kingstown Public Library system consists of the central Peace Dale Library and two branch libraries, Kingston Free Library and Robert Beverly Hale Library, all located in beautiful historic buildings. The Libraries have a combined collection of 130,000, and this year's programming efforts include 482 annual programs with over 10,000 attendees. The Library Director leads a team of ten (10) full-time and twenty-five (25) part-time employees in delivering customer-focused services and programs to residents and library patrons. This position, which reports to the Town Manager and a seven (7) member Library Board of Trustees, will oversee a budget of over $1,200,000 for FY 2016-2017.

To be considered, applicants must have considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of modern library systems and programs, must have experience with traditional and emerging library services, as well as be knowledgeable about current and future trends in the application of new technologies to those services. Applicants must possess a proven track record of administrative, financial, supervisory, and management skills, as well as a genuine interest in working with the public.

Required qualifications include a Master's Degree in Library Science (MLS) or Library and Information Science (MLIS) from an ALA-accredited program and a minimum of five years of progressively responsible direct public library administration experience with three or more years in a supervisory capacity. The salary for this non-union position is $70,843 - $78,154 and includes a comprehensive benefit package.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and application to: jobs@southkingstownri.com or mail same to Personnel Administrator, Town Hall, 180 High Street, Wakefield, RI 02879. Applications and further information are available on the Town's website at: www.southkingstownri.com. Position open until filled.

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Director of Law Library and Information Resources & Associate Professor of Legal Research, Suffolk University, Boston, MA

Suffolk University Law School, a large, student-centered, private law school located in downtown Boston, Massachusetts, announces that it continues to accept applications for the full-time Director of the John Joseph Moakley Law Library and Information Resources position. We seek an experienced, visionary leader who can shape and execute strategies for the future development of the law library - combining traditional resources with innovative information technologies.

This position will oversee the Law Library administration, including: the selection, management, and development of 13.5 full-time staff; collection development; library services; budget administration; and policy and space planning. The Director of Law Library and Information Resources is a year-round faculty position, with an initial three-year appointment and subsequent eligibility for appointment to a five-year renewable contract.

Situated in the heart of Boston, just steps from the Boston Common, the Moakley Law Library occupies over 34,000 square feet in the top two floors of beautiful Sargent Hall. The Moakley Law Library is a member of the American Association of Law Libraries, CALI, New England Law Library Consortium (NELLCO), Legal Information Preservation Alliance, Law Libraries of New England, and the Association of Boston Law Libraries.

Direct Reports:
5 Legal Research Librarians (including one who manages access services)
1 Computer Services Specialist
1 Administrative Assistant to the Director
1 Collection Services Manager

Indirect Reports:
Approximately 5.5 paraprofessionals who handle circulation and reserves, serials, cataloging, and other special projects. Additionally, there are approximately 20 part-time student employees who are cross-trained to work at the circulation desk or on technical services projects.

Principal Responsibilities:
Carry out the objectives of the Library consistent with the goals of the Law School as established by the Dean and the Law Faculty. Shape an integrated Law Library organization with a focus on excellence in service, communication, teaching, and research resources for the Law School community. 

Create a vision, set strategy, and oversee implementation of innovations for the Law Library that support the Law School's educational and research activities. Includes developing short- and long-term plans to enhance the Law Library as a critical service center for the Law School community, and overseeing implementation of new initiatives. Promote and support faculty and student scholarship. Manage the budget, and participate in setting budget priorities for the Law Library; actively lead and participate in Law School and University efforts to develop additional resources to support the Law Library. Support and strengthen relationships with the broader law school and university communities, library consortia, and professional organizations. Plan internal and external meetings and actively participate in committees, activities and conferences to represent the School's Law Library interests. 

Champion innovation and oversee the execution of technology solutions to support the educational mission of the Law School, which includes staying abreast of, and anticipating, trends in the fields of library science and academic technology. Promote communication and teamwork within the Law Library by convening regular operational meetings and meeting with staff members to establish priorities, develop benchmarks, perform reviews, and address relevant issues. Ensure compliance with ABA and AALL standards for libraries. Participate in the governance of the Law School and University. As other duties permit, may produce scholarship and teach in areas appropriate to the position.

Requirements:
  • J.D. degree from an ABA-approved law school. 
  • Masters in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution. 
  • Demonstrated, progressive, and successful experience in law library administration; significant experience managing a staff. 
  • Evident passion for incorporating academic technology and social media into instructional, research, and collaborative educational and law practice tools. Experience developing, or assisting others in developing, online courses preferred. 
  • Ability to attract, retain, and develop a forward-looking team of library staff. 
  • Demonstrated ability to bring vision, strategic thinking, and coherent planning as a leader and manager in academic organizations. 
  • Strong commitment to supporting the research and scholarly needs of the faculty, students, and Suffolk University Law School community. 
  • Strong communication, presentation, and teaching skills. 
  • Ability to build relationships and partnerships at all levels of the University, Law School, and the larger academic and legal communities.
To learn more about Suffolk University Law School, please visit http://www.suffolk.edu/law. To learn more about the Law Library, see http://www.suffolk.edu/law/library.php.
Application Procedure:
Apply online and include a cover letter, résumé and a list of three references with contact information. Questions about the position may be sent to the Chair of the Search Committee: Renée M. Landers, Professor of Law and Faculty Director, Health and Biomedical Law Concentration, rlanders@suffolk.edu. A review of applications will continue until the position is filled. The Search Committee anticipates that it will begin conducting initial interviews during August 2016 via Skype or in person. 

Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/wxn3fg48gk

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Youth Services Director, Centerville Public Library, Centerville, MA

The Centerville Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic Youth Services Director to provide a welcoming, positive atmosphere to library patrons and visitors in our dynamic library. You will be responsible for implementing innovative, educational, and fun programs and events for children and young adults throughout the year and managing both young adult and children's services and collections. Excellent communication skills with children, parents, caregivers, and special needs populations. Working with the community, coordinating programs with schools and local youth programs, and collaborating with other local YSDs on summer events and programs is required. You will supervise one full-time assistant and be responsible for staffing the children's room with volunteers and part-time assistants as needed. Serve as a team member with other library staff in meeting the needs of the library. Responsibilities include the following:
  • Monitor programming and materials budgets.
  • Develop fundraising programs for the library.
  • Plan and execute meaningful pre-school curriculum as a teacher of CPL weekly story hour.
  • Act as reader's advisor for children, young adults, and their parents.
  • Utilize community adult, teen and special needs volunteers in different ways: as readers, program leaders, shelvers, etc. 
  • Answer reference questions and assist with research and homework assignments. 
  • Design displays and exhibits, promotional materials, flyers, booklists, etc. that are of interest to children, young adults, and their families.
  • Submit monthly reports to the Library Board of Trustees.
  • Work with the Library Director on developing website and online content for youth.
  • Participate in town, local, regional and state programs and workshops. 
  • Assist with circulation and desk duties as needed.
This is a benefited 35-hour week position; some evening and/or weekend work may be required. Ability to work during school vacations. Pay range is $31,000 - $44,700 commensurate with experience. 
Bachelor's degree preferred plus experience working with children in a library or similar setting. Creativity, enthusiasm, and a passion for reading and working with children are essential. Strong computer skills required & a knowledge of automated library systems preferred.
Position available immediately until filled.
E-mail letter, resume, and 3 professional references to Anita Bennett, Library Director, abennett@clamsnet.org. Please include "Search Committee" in subject line.

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Library Assistant, Northborough Free Library, Northborough, MA

The Northborough Free Library is seeking a progressive, resourceful and customer-focused individual for a part-time Library Assistant - Reference and Adult Services position in our beautiful library.  In addition to responding to patron inquiries, duties will also include assistance with cataloging, interlibrary loan, collection maintenance, readers' advisory, assisting patrons with technology, posting content on the library's website and social media sites and assisting with adult programs.  The person hired for this position will also serve as the volunteer coordinator, and will assist the Librarians by maintaining our volunteer database, fielding volunteer inquiries to the appropriate department, and assisting with the annual volunteer appreciation event.

The ideal candidate will be an engaging individual who understands the critical role libraries play in the learning and discovery process, who enjoys connecting patrons with the best resources available, and who is conversant with current library trends and emerging information technologies. 

Hours: This is a 19-hour per week position that includes two or more Saturdays per month from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on a rotating basis and at least one evening per week until 8:30 p.m. Flexibility to work an additional evening and other hours on an as-needed basis is required. 

Qualifications: Associate's degree or 2 years of college and a minimum of 1½ years' experience working in a library; or any equivalent education and experience.  A Bachelor's degree is preferred. Familiarity with library automation in a consortium setting is highly desirable. Other desirable skills include a familiarity with both print and electronic resources; advanced computer skills; and the ability to assist patrons with common computer applications, including the use of mobile devices in a library environment. Outstanding customer service skills; strong research and readers' advisory skills. An interest in adult programming and some cataloging experience is desirable. 

Hourly rate: $19.05 - $24.77.  This is a non-benefited position. 

For a complete job description, visit www.northboroughlibrary.org.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and the names of 3 references to: Kate Whitman, Financial Assistant at kwhitman@town.northborough.ma.us or to the Northborough Free Library, 34 Main Street, Northborough, MA 01532. Review of applications will begin July 12, 2016 and the position will remain open until filled. The Town of  Northborough is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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School Library Media Specialist, Randolph High School, Randolph, MA

The Randolph High School Library Media Specialist will partner with the teaching staff in the development of student literacy through administration of the library; to provide specialized instruction to faculty and students; and to oversee the selection, organization, utilization and maintenance of library resources.

Responsibilities:

• Set short-term and year-long goals within curricular units.
• Identify individual and group needs and plans the use of appropriate instructional strategies.
• Identify, demonstrate, and use materials and resources, including technologies that are appropriately matched to curricular goals and to individual student needs and learning styles.
• Seek out and collaborates with classroom teachers, specialists and administration to help them design curriculum, assessment strategies, and/or instructional modifications to meet the special learning needs of students.
• Plan frequent instructional opportunities where students are interacting with teachers and one another while assuming increasing responsibility for their own learning.
• Evaluate the library program in relation to changing needs and technology.
• Implement clear lesson objectives and communicates these to students and teachers.
• Promote students' independence as learners.
• Stimulate students' thinking through discussion and research activities.
• Understand and demonstrate to students the relevance of the subject matter to life- long learning and the inter-relationship of various curricula.
• Help students plan strategies for acquiring, selecting, and evaluating information.
• Demonstrate a working knowledge of current educational research and information technology.
• Effectively use databases and instruct in their uses.
• Present information recognizing multiple points of view, encourages students to assess the accuracy of information obtained.
• Use time and space productively and efficiently in order to promote optimal learning.
• Maintain a high level of student participation and engagement with appropriate time on task.
• Establish procedures that ensure smooth transition from one activity to another.
• Encourage student achievement and responsibility by reinforcing desired student behaviors that demonstrate attitudes of fairness and respect. .
• Establish and carry out reasonable routines and procedures
• Communicate standards, expectations, and guidelines regarding the quality and quantity of student work.
• Responds to students' questions in a timely and appropriate manner.
• Encourage students to take risks and to persevere with challenging tasks.
• Provide opportunities for all students to participate in library media center activities and demonstrate sensitivity to differences in abilities, gender, race, and ethnicity learning style, social and cultural backgrounds.
• Develop and implement strategies that are effective in meetings the needs of a diverse student body
• Seek out information and is receptive to suggestions for growth and improvement.
• Work cooperatively with other staff members to implement appropriate library media center and school related programs.
• Share expertise and new ideas with students and colleagues.
• Work constructively with others to identify school problems and suggest possible solutions.
• Meet deadlines and fulfill routine responsibilities.
• Participate in appropriate self-development activities such as conferences, in-service training, and professional study.
• Maintain appropriate level of confidentiality and professional behavior in all interactions with students, families, and colleagues.
• Observe established school system policies and procedures.
• Articulate and model a vision of the library program that is integrated with all the school's instructional programs, provide intellectual and physical access to materials, manage networks of information resources and accommodates emerging information technologies.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Massachusetts Teacher License as School Librarian
Demonstrated experience working with students in a diverse, multi-cultural academic setting

Terms:
182 school days in accordance with the Randolph Education Association (REA) collective bargaining agreement

Salary placement will be consistent with REA salary schedule. Individuals may receive credit for up to three (3) years prior teaching experience

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category: Student Services > Librarian/Media Specialist

Equal Opportunity Employer

Randolph Public School District is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

Job Requirements

  • Effective July 1, 2013 the successful candidate will be subject to a national background check (fingerprint) in accordance with Massachusetts law.
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

Application Questions

This employer has requested that all applicants answer the following questions. It is highly recommended that you type any essays in a word processing program, save them, and then paste them on the proceeding job application page.

  • 1. Do you hold a Massachusetts teacher/administrator license? If yes, we require that you upload a copy into your School Spring account under certifications. 
    Yes/No
  • 2. Are you an internal REA Member of the Randolph Public Schools? 
    Multiple Choice / Single Answer 
    - Yes 
    - No

Contact Information

  • Joshua Frank
  • 70 Memorial Parkway
  • Randolph, Massachusetts 02368
  • Phone: 781-961-6220
  • Fax: 781-961-6235
  • Email: click here

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Reference Librarian, Worcester Public Library, Worcester, MA

SALARY: $44,852.70 - $65,264.96 annually; $21.49 - $31.27 hourly The Worcester Public Library is seeking candidates for the position Reference Librarian! This position is a beginning professional position under the general direction of the Public Services Coordinator. The successful candidate will assist with all aspects of adult services in a busy department, including providing customer assistance at various service points. This position participates in development of adult collections, programming and outreach activities, and information literacy instruction.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Provides excellent professional reference and readers' advisory services to the public in person and online.
  • Builds, manages and promotes quality collections in all formats in assigned subject areas.
  • Participates in the development and implementation of strategic partnerships with community groups, government agencies, and other appropriate organizations.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of library resources and an awareness of new resources and technologies and effectively uses and teaches the library's resources.
  • Interprets library services and policies to customers in a clear and courteous manner.
  • Develops, publicizes, implements and evaluates adult programming, classes and outreach services, including reading discussion group, library and technology literacy.
  • Makes connections, reaches out and represents the library to the community.
  • Collaborates with a team of professional and paralibrarian staff and with other city agencies.
  • Contribute to creating an environment orientated to trust, open communication, creative thinking & cohesive team effort.
  • Actively participates in staff development and training opportunities.
  • Participates in community outreach project and keeps informed of community needs.
  • Works at various locations, including mobile library services.
  • May schedule, supervise and evaluate pages, interns and volunteers.
  • Performs other tasks, as assigned, consistent with the functions of the work unit and level of responsibility.

MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATION STANDARDS FOR PERFORMING ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Demonstrated proficiency in current and emerging technologies and their applications.
  • Commitment to excellent customer service to a diverse community.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of search skills using paper and electronic resources.
  • Embrace opportunities to learn in a changing environment.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in current and emerging technologies and their applications.
  • Ability to create positive working relationships in a team environment.
  • Ability to initiate, organize, and self-direct work responsibility under moderate supervision.
  • Ability to collaborate and create positive working relationships with all staff.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to push book carts and bins loaded with library materials.
  • Ability to stand and or sit for prolonged periods of time.
  • Ability to perform bending, stooping, lifting, pushing, and twisting.
  • Ability to perform repetitive hand and arm motions for prolonged periods of time.
  • Ability to reach and retrieve library materials at high and low shelf heights.
  • Ability to move or lift 50 lbs. or less.
  • Knowledge of the principles and correct usage of the English language including grammar, punctuation and spelling.
  • High level of professionalism and commitment to the organization.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of patron information.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education: MLS from a library school accredited by the American Library Association or approved by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Experience: Relevant experience will be considered.

Schedule: Includes evening and weekend assignments and working at other locations.

License: Ability to travel to required locations in a timely manner. A valid driver's license is required.

CORI/SORI: Must pass a Criminal/Sex Offender Background check. Other: Ability to work with the public for periods of a minimum of two hours at a time while maintaining good communication.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Language: Second language

Other: Knowledge in any of the following subject areas: marketing, business, health, journalism, social service, and web technology

To apply, please visit: www.worcesterma.gov/employment or send resume and cover letter on or before Friday, July 1, 2016, to: City of Worcester, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA 01608. EOE/ AA employer. Preference is given to Worcester Residents.

The information in this summary indicates the general nature and level of work performed within this role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position. The Worcester Public Library makes every effort to support ALA's "Core Competences of Librarianship" http://www.ala.org/ala/educationcareers/careers/corecomp/corecompetences/index.cfm as approved and adopted as policy by the ALA Council, January 27th 2009 and, as an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, values diversity and aims to have its workforce reflect the community. 

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Middle School Library Teacher, Pollard Middle School, Needham, MA

Teacher Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates with classroom teachers as a partner in the instructional process
  • Collaborates to design, teach, and assess learning experiences that incorporate inquiry learning, information literacies in their formats, critical thinking and self-assessment
  • Provides and plans professional development
  • Promotes a love of reading and lifelong learning
  • Promotes instructional technology to improve learning
  • Teaches students to build on prior knowledge to construct new knowledge

Leader:

  • Participates in school improvement and accreditation activities; presenting at meetings
  • Benchmarks the School Library Program (SLP) to school, state, and national standards
  • Stays current in professional practices, educational research; maintains active professional memberships
  • Advocates for SLP through an effective public relations program
  • Collects and analyzes data to improve instruction, demonstrates correlations between the SLP and student achievement
  • Administers the SLP budget to support program goals

School Librarian:

  • Fosters a creative, flexible environment so that the School Library is an essential part of the learning community
  • Develops and maintains resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and instructional strategies of the school community
  • Cooperates and networks with other libraries/agencies
  • Establishes procedures for selection, acquisition, circulation, resource sharing of resources in all formats
  • Evaluates, promotes and uses existing and emerging technologies to support teaching and learning
  • Promotes the ethical use of information: copyright, fair use, and licensing of intellectual property
  • Promotes and teaches Digital Citizenship

    Reports to the Director of Media and Digital Learning
     
    Qualifications:
     
    • MLS, Library and Information Science
    • Classroom teaching preferred
    • Technology applications and ability to use web tools
    • DESE license as a library teacher

    Selection Procedure: 
    All resumes will be screened and selected candidates will participate in a thorough interview process.
     
    Application Procedure:
    Please apply online: www.generalasp.com/needham/onlineapp
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Jean Tower
Director of Media and Digital Learning
Needham Public Schools

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Education Site Coordinator, Hartford Public Library, Hartford, CT

Summary of Responsibility

The Education Site Manager is responsible for the coordination, implementation, and evaluation of instructional activities, with a focus on ABE, GED, ESL, and Citizenship instructional services. Other services include outreach, staff/volunteer training, and teaching. This position ensures the highest level of service is provided by staff to all customers.

Essential Functions

  • Education planning: Plans and implements adult basic education as it pertains to classes and learning spaces. Collaborates with teachers and other instructional staff to fully integrate technologies and contextual experiences in the curriculum such as field trips and guest speakers.
  • Instruction: Through group or individual instruction, designs and implements workshops and informational sessions which optimize the use of library technologies and online courses, for career development and personal growth, both for internal and external customers. Includes developing user guidelines and visual aids; digital and print.
  • Educational support: Register and test adult literacy students and document progress; provide educational support material and recommend library related programs; make referrals to outside agencies. Monitors student attendance, identifies student barriers and develops and implements retention strategies.
  • Supervision: Assist in the on-boarding, training and supervision of teachers and other instructional staff (volunteers and interns); prepares and maintains project consultant contracts; ensures timely submission of invoices.
  • Data Collection: Responsible for timely and accurate data collection, input and monthly reporting; maintains and updates accurate program and other work related records.

Secondary Functions

  • Material review: Reviews textbooks and educational technologies designed to enhance adult literacy skills and makes recommendations on purchases.
  • Community: Initiates contact and maintains links with community agencies for referral and placements. Participates in community activities and maintains contacts with professional organizations in order to better provide services and to meet the objectives of the library. Keeps informed of current trends, improved programs and processes to better meet the needs of the community.
  • Outreach: Serve as liaison to targeted populations and their families at community centers, social service agencies, schools and churches; provide information about outreach activities, facilities, and services.

Core Competencies

  • Commitment: Challenges her/himself by taking on and solving critical business problems. Serves as a positive role model. Responds positively to organizational change. Transmits the HPL culture to colleagues and others throughout the organization. Helps others advance. Expects that obstacles will occur and refuses to use them as an excuse for not achieving results. Works independently, meeting reasonable deadlines, and accepting responsibility for his or her actions.
  • Community: Clarifies overarching client needs to his/her team. Manages to both internal and external clients. Approaches each customer issue/problem as an opportunity to build further customer loyalty. Fosters and maintains strong community relationships.
  • Future: Motivates others to translate new ideas and actions into results. Promotes innovation and is open to new ideas. Supports and manages change while remaining resilient.
  • Relationship Building: Knows and effectively communicates the organization's mission, vision and values. Solicits feedback from his/her team. Provides ongoing coaching and feedback to his/her team members. Demonstrates the value of diversity and inclusion. When conflict arises, successfully navigates the conversation to find solutions acceptable to all parties. Shares wins and successes. Defines success in terms of the whole team. Can be relied upon to follow through on commitments and promises.

Other Requirements

  • Welcoming: Ability to provide welcoming and effective customer service.
  • GED: Knowledge of and experience working with and developing new trends in adult learning instruction including new GED/HSE requirements and ESOL techniques. Improves programs and processes to better meet the needs of learners.
  • Mission: Positively reflects Hartford Public Library's mission, vision, and values to staff and the public.
  • CASAS: Performs duties of administrator for Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System (CASAS).
  • Assignments: Participates in the overall administration of Hartford Public Library through committee or task force assignments. Participates in community activities and maintains contacts with professional organizations in order to better provides services to meet the objectives of the library. 

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Master's Degree in Education or Library Science
  • Minimum of one year of experience teaching adult basic education classes
  • Demonstrated experience in the instructional use of technology
  • Demonstrated experience working with interns and volunteer tutors
  • Demonstrated outreach experience working with community based groups, immigrants and multicultural populations
  • Knowledge of adult basic education; theory, practice and assessment
  • Solid working knowledge of MS Office Suite
  • Knowledge of education technologies
  • Strong commitment to working in a team environment.

Find a complete job description at http://hplct.org/assets/uploads/files/Education%20Site%20Coordinator.pdf

Find information about applying for this position at http://hplct.org/about/job-openings

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Program and Event Coordinator, Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge, MA

37.5 hours per week, generally Monday through Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm. A flexible schedule is required including working some          evenings, Saturdays and Sundays in support of programs and events. 

QUALIFICATIONS:           

A Bachelor's degree or coursework beyond high school level is strongly preferred.  At least two years of experience in event planning, program coordination, library programming, and/or hospitality is strongly desired. Library experience is desirable. Customer service experience is essential. Must have personal vehicle and valid driver's license.

Outstanding interpersonal and customer service skills; Ability to communicate effectively, patiently and courteously; ability to work with diverse groups of people representing different departments and organizations; Ability to adapt plans in the moment to effectively adapt to the unexpected; remains calm in emergency situations; Excellent organizational, oral and written skills; Ability to anticipate needs, organize work, set priorities, use time effectively, work independently, and meet deadlines; Must be able to pay close attention to details and concentrate on work; Time management ability to set priorities in order to meet assignment deadlines; Ability to work on several tasks at the same time, keep track of many details and reliably follow through; Ability to identify, analyze and creatively solve problems in a constructive manner; Punctuality, flexibility and dependability; Ability to foster teamwork and work well as a member; Appreciation of and sincere desire to work in a diverse, urban setting; Ability to utilize a variety of technology and equipment such as computers, scanners, DVD players, sound systems, projection equipment and mobile devices; Knowledge of and comfort level with Microsoft Office Suite including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and Access software. Familiar with Library Insight or other room booking software preferred. Able to schedule with on line calendar; Ability to follow oral and/or written instructions quickly and thoroughly; Ability to proofread work with high degree of accuracy; Flexibility to meet staffing needs during vacation periods and in emergencies; Knowledge of basic library concepts.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  Physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment including office equipment such as computers, scanners, AV equipment, and mobile devices;; Ability to sit and use computer workstation, including keyboard and visual display terminal, for extended periods of time; Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities, which permits the employee to communicate effectively; Sufficient vision or other powers of observation, which permits the employee to read books, email and to scan a room; Sufficient manual dexterity, which permits the employee to utilize a keyboard; Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes, which permits the employee to move around heavy items

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:    Works in assigned area, including office areas, training rooms, library and city locations including outside venues as necessary. Normal office exposure to noise and interruptions. Attends and participates in various programs as requested to enhance skills associated with the position.

DUTIES:

With significant input from library administrators and leadership team, the Program and Event Coordinator is responsible for developing a dynamic menu of adult and family programs and events for the Cambridge Public Library. Plans all aspects of programs including generating ideas, booking presenters and publicity. Works cooperatively across City and library departments; efficiently identifies and executes the necessary logistics to ensure successful events providing outstanding internal and external customer service. Organizes special internal events, such as our annual staff appreciation dinner, and is the primary contact for community groups wishing to book library meeting rooms.

  • Advances the Library as a desired destination for major authors publicizing new releases, organizations and performers and proactively seeks new opportunities with them
  • Creates programs through various methods including developing relationships with publishers and local bookstores and keeping abreast of regional cultural and news events
  • Solicits local and national talent to participate in library programs
  • Collaborates with community groups, local businesses, colleges, universities and nonprofits to deliver outstanding and varying programs and events for an urban community
  • Works closely with the Communications Manager to effectively and creatively promote events in a timely fashion resulting in well-attended programs
  • Manages event timelines and budgets
  • Works closely and cooperatively with library and city staff including the Friends, Trustees and Foundation members, as appropriate.
  • Serves as liaison and support to Administration; ensures all programming and event details are complete, up to date and properly documented; ensures Communication Manager and executive assistants have access to event information such that they can answer inquiries and step in as needed
  • Supports the programming efforts of the branches, Youth Services and Adult Services
  • Coordinates staff participation in city events, such as Danehy Family Day
  • Represents the Library at programs ensuring a positive experience for presenters and attendees, smooth operations and effectively handles any last minute changes; may pick up, greet and introduce speakers
  • Is highly organized and works in advance with Support Services, IT and Administration to arrange rooms and staffing, coordinate and test equipment, organize food and book sales, and design ticketing and seating arrangements
  • Serves as primary contact for all room and program requests; reserves all library meeting and program spaces for staff, city departments and community groups through booking software; maintains public online events calendar
  • Works cooperatively with IT to maintain audio visual equipment for the Lecture Hall, Community Room and other library spaces; tests equipment, requests preventative maintenance, upgrades and replacements as appropriate.
  • Exploits new technologies and works with organizations such as City View 22 and CCTV to extend the community's access to programming
  • Prepares monthly and annual program statistics using Library Insight software and provides feedback to leadership about programs, as needed
  • Demonstrates continuous effort to enhance the quality of programming and improve processes
  • Designs plan for refreshments, decorations and promotional materials for library programs and outside events; executes the purchases of the required supplies
  • Organizes L2 kitchen and storage area monitoring supplies and organizing purchase of stock
  • Uses personal vehicle as needed in support of programs and events
  • Any other duties as required for the good of the Library

SALARY:        $26.95 - $33.67 per hour + excellent benefits

DEADLINE:          July 11, 2016 by 5pm

APPLY TO:              

City of Cambridge

Personnel Department, Room 309

795 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02139

Please send 2 copies each of cover letter & resume

Fax: 617-349-4312

employment@cambridgema.gov

 

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Health Sciences Liaison Librarian, George A. Smathers Libraries, Gainesville, FL

The George A. Smathers Libraries seeks a creative and service-oriented liaison librarian at the Health Science Center Library. The Health Sciences Liaison Librarian provides reference assistance and consultations, instruction, outreach, and collection management for the College of Dentistry and assigned departments in the College of Medicine and participates in inter-professional education initiatives at the Health Science Center. This tenure-track faculty position serves as a member of the Biomedical and Health Information Services (BHIS) team in support of the University of Florida Health Science Center vision for increased multidisciplinary and cross-college collaboration and education, and provides services in a variety of modes (in person, phone, email, "house calls"). The position is responsible for special projects as assigned, such as collection reviews, development of web-based resources, and service evaluation. The library encourages staff participation in reaching management decisions and, consequently, the Health Sciences Liaison Librarian will serve on various committees and teams. The Health Sciences Liaison Librarian performs scholarly research and provides service at the institutional and professional levels as related to assignment and in accordance with tenure and promotion criteria. 

To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Health Sciences Liaison Librarian will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives in work activities. 

The search will remain open until July 6, 2016. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html. Failure to submit the required documents may result in the application not being considered. If you have any questions or concerns about this process please contact: Bonnie Smith, George A. Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at bonniesmith@ufl.edu.

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

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

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Electronic Resources Librarian, Lasell College, Auburndale, MA

View the complete job description and apply online: http://www.lasell.edu/discover-lasell/human-resources/staff-positions/electronic-resources-librarian.html

The Brennan Library at Lasell College, located in Newton, MA, invites applications for the position of Electronic Resources Librarian. The Librarian will report to the Head of Technical Services, and will interact with students, faculty, and staff from various departments across campus both face-to-face and online.

This position involves detail oriented work with the Library's ILS, link resolver, and vendor platforms. Problem-solving, organization, and effective teamwork are essential. We seek a colleague who is creative, process-oriented, adaptable, and dedicated to helping shape the future of a dynamic college Library.

This is a Full-time position.

Lasell College is a private, coeducational institution offering undergraduate and graduate programs of study, which enrolls approximately 1800 undergraduate and 350 graduate students.  Founded in 1851, Lasell is one of the oldest colleges in greater Boston. Lasell College is situated approximately 15 minutes from downtown Boston and 2 minutes from routes 95/128 and the MA Turnpike.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to the Head of Technical Services, the Librarian will be responsible for the following functions, which include, but are not limited to: 

  • Support the Lasell community's use of the Library's electronic resources;
  • Oversee the integration of Library resources with College LMS courseware, in cooperation with the Teaching and Learning Center;
  • Ensure that the Library's licensed e-resources are current and easily accessible across a variety of platforms, to on-campus and remote users;
  • Perform primary management and troubleshooting of the Library's licensed e-resources, including e-books, e-journals, streaming video, and online scholarly databases, with a basic understanding of proxy servers, link resolvers, and networking;
  • Work closely with the Head of Technical Services to oversee all aspects of the electronic resources life cycle (acquisition, access, administration, support, and evaluation);
  • Collaborate with Library staff, faculty, and vendors on selecting and ordering items in digital format in a fiscally responsible manner;
  • Support Brennan Library discovery services by cataloging e-resources and maintaining and improving records in the integrated library system;
  • Serve as the Library's primary liaison to the College Information Technology Dept., and to the Minuteman Library Network and other consortia for technology and networking matters;
  • Contribute to and improve the Library website using the College's CMS, including the incorporation and management of LibGuides;
  • Create guides and tutorials on the use of and access to Library electronic resources;
  • Collect and analyze statistics and quantitative data pertaining to the usage of Library's electronic research tools;
  • Liaise with designated academic departments and perform collection development duties for assigned programs;
  • Prepare and submit reports and statistics;
  • Advise and consult with Library and Information Technology staff to develop and deploy innovative, user-centered services and systems;
  • Respond to issues surrounding access to and use of electronic resources;
  • Work closely with Reference Librarians to support collection development for online formats;
  • Maintain relevant training and documentation of processes for Library staff;
  • Participate in ongoing assessment and advocacy activities of the Brennan Library;
  • This position requires extensive use of a computer, and some lifting of books and boxes;
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED

Education

Master's degree in library and information science or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution required.

Other Skills/Requirements of the Job

  • Demonstrated expertise in using technology-enhanced and digital pedagogies;
  • Ability to collaborate with faculty, students, and staff across disciplines and departments;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, and the ability to translate quantitative data into narratives and visual representations;
  • Enthusiasm toward working as a team member, strategizing, and problem-solving;
  • Working knowledge of an integrated library system and practical experience with OCLC;
  • Knowledge of processes for description, organization and management of electronic records, data, and information;
  • Knowledge of library computer applications and language to create websites such as HTML or metadata;
  • Knowledge of discovery tools, systems, and resources in a library context;

Lasell College offers a competitive salary and benefits package for eligible employees. This includes but is not limited to outstanding time off benefits, health, dental and vision insurance, a 403b with a matching contribution after one year of service, tuition benefits and more.

Interested candidates should upload a cover letter, resume, and the information of three (3) references using the forms below. Review of resumes will begin immediately, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Lasell College is committed to increasing the diversity of its community and curriculum. Candidates who believe they will contribute to that commitment are encouraged to apply. 

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Engineering Librarian, Marston Science Library, Gainesville, FL

The Marston Science Library at the University of Florida seeks a creative and service-oriented liaison librarian to join their dynamic and diverse team. The Engineering Librarian is a tenure track library faculty position. Responsibilities include providing reference assistance, instruction, outreach, and collection management to support programs dependent upon the engineering sciences, and coordinating services provided by the Engineering team. Provides data support services for faculty, staff, and students in assigned departments. A key element of the assignment is investigation and integration of creative technologies, such as 3D printing and scanning, into the engineering discipline services. The librarian works collaboratively in group efforts and maintains professional relationships with faculty, students, and colleagues.

The library encourages staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the Engineering Librarian will serve on various committees and teams. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Engineering Librarian will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, and perspectives in work activities. The Engineering Librarian will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.

The search will remain open until July 11, 2016. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html. Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you have any questions or concerns about this process please contact: Bonnie Smith, George A. Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, atbonniesmith@ufl.edu.

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

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

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Reference Librarian, University of Florida Levin College of Law, Gainesville, FL

Overview: The Lawton Chiles Legal Information Center (LIC) at the University of Florida, Levin College of Law seeks a Reference Librarian to join us as part of our Research and Instructional team. The ideal candidate for the position will have experience teaching, helping a variety of patrons with reference questions, and providing research support to faculty. This position must be able to work both independently and as a member of a team. Some evening and weekend reference shifts are required.

This position offers extraordinary teaching opportunities. Law librarians at the University of Florida are responsible for teaching Legal Research, a required course in the first-year curriculum. The librarians develop both the content and assessment methods of the first-year research course and teach one or two sections of the course. Law librarians also have the opportunity to teach an elective two-credit Advanced Legal Research course for second- and third-year students.

Librarians at the University of Florida have tenure-track status in the University Libraries, and these positions will begin at the rank of Assistant University Librarian. As members of the university faculty, librarians have significant opportunities and support for scholarly research and writing, and for service to the law school, UF Libraries, the University, and the law library profession.

Responsibilities:

As a member of the Research and Instructional team, librarians will perform several tasks, such as:

  • Staffing the Reference Desk (up to 10 hours per week, including an evening or weekend shift);
  • Acting as a library liaison to approximately 10 faculty members;
  • Preparing and maintaining research guides for library users;
  • Providing collection development support to one or more areas of the curriculum;
  • Providing instruction by means of class presentations, informal workshops, small group seminars and individualized instruction;

Each librarian will also teach first-year Legal Research (1 credit) and/or Advanced Legal Research (2 credits).

As part of the tenure track process, each librarian must also: 

  • Contribute to the LIC, the Levin College of Law, the UF Libraries, the University, and the profession through substantive involvement committee work at the local, regional, and national level and active participation in professional organizations; 
  • Actively research and publish in an area related to law librarianship, legal education, librarian duties, etc.

Librarians will also have other duties as assigned.

ADVERTISED SALARY:

$55,000.00, commensurate with experience.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
  • J.D. from an ABA-accredited institution;
  • L.S. (or equivalent degree) from an ALA-accredited institution, or current enrollment in an ALA-accredited M.L.S (or equivalent) program (completion of the M.L.S. degree will be a condition of continued employment);
  • Excellent computer and telecommunications skills, including proficiency with web-based information tools;
  • Familiarity with and understanding of legal research materials in all formats, including skill in the use of Lexis, Westlaw, and Bloomberg;
  • Demonstrated teaching abilities;
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills;
  • Strong service orientation;
  • Ability to develop productive working relationships, and work effectively as a team member as well as independently;
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work well in a collaborative environment to achieve common goals. 
  • Commitment to professional development, including continuing education, publishing scholarly works, and speaking.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Professional experience in an academic, court or law firm library, and a demonstrated record of providing sophisticated research assistance to faculty or attorneys are preferred (entry-level candidates with experience working in a law library as a student will be considered and are strongly encouraged to apply);
  • Professional experience as a practicing attorney or judicial law clerk; 
  • Experience or demonstrated interest in EITHER:
    • Tax law and tax research, OR
    • Instructional design technology to support both classroom and online teaching.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS:

This is a full-time, 40-hour week, library faculty tenure-track position.

Benefits: Twenty-two vacation days and 13 sick days annually; excellent health insurance and other insurance benefits; TIAA/CREF and other retirement options; no state or local income tax. Details at http://hr.ufl.edu/benefits/.

Environment: The University of Florida (UF) is a major, public, comprehensive, land-grant, research university. The state's oldest and most comprehensive university, UF is among the nation's most academically diverse public universities. The Levin College of Law is the flagship law school for the State of Florida. The Lawton Chiles Legal Information Center at the University of Florida, Levin College of Law is one of the largest libraries in the southeast United States. The library serves faculty, staff and students in the Levin College of Law, and other University of Florida students and faculty, as well as the Florida Bar and the general public. The library's principal user population includes approximately 60 tenure-track faculty and 40 other full-time faculty members, and approximately 1,000 J.D. and LL.M. students.

To apply: Submit resume, cover letter, and three references (names and contact information) via the University of Florida Jobs web site at https://jobs.ufl.edu/.  The search will remain open until July 19, 2016 and applications will be reviewed as received.   The anticipated date will be as soon as possible after July 19, 2016.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire.  A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible.  Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

HEALTH ASSESSMENT REQUIRED: No

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Technical Services Coordinator, University of Hartford, Hartford, CT

POSITION SUMMARY: This is a regular full-time non-exempt position, 35 hours per week, which may include evening and weekend hours. Performs general and basic cataloging and processing functions as well as assists in the daily operations of the Allen Library (a music and dance library). Actively provides information and services to all patrons. Oversees student employees. Performs all duties in full support of the University's mission, understanding that the positive and effective execution of these duties are instrumental to the education of University's students.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Performs copy cataloging for music, dance, and related performing arts materials in multiple formats. Maintains a high standard of quality for the catalog and authority database. Creates provisional records in database for music and dance materials. Oversees the processing of Hartt recordings. Assists in the maintenance of authority records to assure the quality and integrity of the library databases. Provides guidance, training and oversight of student staff. Trains staff on the proper copy cataloging procedures and processing of music and dance materials. Communicates knowledge of library policies, procedures and practices to maintain the integrity of library collections and services. Establishes, maintains and adheres to administrative controls over cataloging records and documents detailing intellectual content. Organizes and arranges materials to facilitate access for patrons and library staff.  Participates in development of library system, including testing, problem reporting, and suggestions of functionalities related to cataloging and processing needs. Adheres to local and national standards for copy cataloging of materials in various formats. Keeps abreast of national cataloging policies. Receives, prepares and processes materials for binding. Maintains supply inventory. Trains and oversees student staff in the repair of library materials. Participates in campus, local and area professional development seminars and training. Attends committee and staff meetings as appropriate. Performs other related duties as assigned.

FORMAL EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree in music required.
WORK EXPERIENCE: 0 to < 1 year.
SPECIAL SKILLS: The ability to work effectively with diverse groups.

MORE INFORMATION: Find a complete job description and additional information about salaries and benefits at http://www.hartford.edu/hrd/Employment.aspx.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: There is no deadline for applications and the position will remain open until filled. Electronic resumes are highly encouraged. All resumes are acknowledged. If you are applying by email, please send one complete set of the following: resume, cover letter (including position of interest and salary requirements), and professional references to hrd@hartford.edu.

If you are applying by either fax or by mail, please send one complete set of the following: resume, cover letter (including position of interest and salary requirements), and professional references to:
University of Hartford
Attn: Human Resources Development
200 Bloomfield Ave.
West Hartford, CT 06117-1599
Fax: 860.768.4732.

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Kaplanoff Librarian for American History, Yale University, New Haven, CT

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

Position Focus: Reporting to the Head of Humanities Collections and Research Education, the Kaplanoff Librarian facilitates access to collections and services in a complex, multi-faceted research library environment through direct contact with library patrons and the development and promotion of services and collections.

The Kaplanoff Librarian provides research support to students and faculty in the Departments of African American Studies, and History and the program of American Studies through extensive one-on-one research consultations, class instruction, and virtual reference services; raises awareness of research resources through blogs, mailing lists, and workshops; engages with students and faculty to support exhibits, digital projects, conferences, and other academic efforts; creates and maintains research guides and other research support tools. The librarian also collaborates with other library subject specialists, special collections librarians and archivists, and digital humanities specialists in support of a rich and varied research program.

The librarian is responsible for selection of materials in all formats (analog and digital) covering the following subject areas: American History, American Studies, and African American Studies. The incumbent is also responsible for the management of collection development funds.

The incumbent participates in research and instruction program planning and implementation, Yale Library strategic planning, committees, and task forces, and campus, regional, and national professional collaborative activities.

The librarian participates in professional activities outside of Yale and monitors developments and best practices elsewhere to help ensure the excellence of the Yale humanities collections and research support services. May be required to assist with disaster recovery efforts.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:
  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school. In selected instances, a post-graduate degree in a related discipline may be required or substituted for a master's degree in library science. Advanced degree in American History required, preferably a PhD
  • Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability.
  • Demonstrated teaching ability in a library or academic setting.
  • Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion.
  • Experience working collegially and cooperatively within and across organizations.
  • Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment.
  • Demonstrated skill with digital tools and applications for academic research
  • Demonstrated excellence in public service provision, preferably in an academic library setting. Strong service orientation.
Preferred Education, Skills and Experience:
  • PhD in American History
  • Experience advising undergraduate and graduate researchers
  • Experience developing web content
  • Knowledge of emerging technologies
  • Knowledge of and/or experience in digital humanities.

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

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

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at http://www.yale.edu/jobs. The STARS req. ID for this position is 37889BR.

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Liaison Librarian, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

Drexel University Libraries seeks an innovative librarian with academic background in business and data analysis and demonstrated experience working with faculty and students in learning and research programs to serve as its Liaison Librarian for Business. This position provides an exciting opportunity to build partnerships and collaborations across Drexel University as the Libraries primary liaison to the LeBow College of Business and the Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship.

Summary

Reporting to Manager, Learning Partnerships, the Liaison Librarian for Business serves as primary liaison between the University Libraries and the faculty, staff, and students of the LeBow College of Business and the Close School of Entrepreneurship. The Liaison Librarian for Business is a member of the liaison team, a group of librarians who work in close partnership to develop, implement, and assess instructional and research programs that advance the mission of Drexel University. As the Libraries role on campus grows and changes, we actively seek candidates with expertise and experience in the evolving areas of digital scholarship, data analysis and management, data literacy, and online learning.

The position will be based at the W.W. Hagerty Library on Drexel University's main campus. Drexel University Libraries' professional staff are expected to contribute to the ongoing operations through participation in departmental planning and decision-making, and in implementation of library and departmental policies. Regular reporting of activities and appropriate statistics is required. Librarians are encouraged to participate in university activities and initiatives as well as that of their professional associations. Occasional evening and weekend work is required.

Key Responsibilities

  • Serve as liaison librarian to the LeBow College of Business, the Close School of Entrepreneurship, and the departments of Hospitality and Sport Management in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management.
  • Collaborate with constituent faculty and staff to integrate data and information literacy instruction into appropriate courses and curriculum.
  • Actively build partnerships with constituents and Libraries' colleagues to develop programs and tools that enliven and grow data literacy on campus.
  • Create and maintain web-based research guides, instructional materials, and web pages to help users in their research.
  • Provide general as well as specialized and customized reference services for users in relevant subject areas in person, phone, email and chat.
  • Lead collection management & development for business and related disciplines, incorporating datasets and tools into Libraries' resources.
  • Participate in Libraries' digital and data stewardship programs, particularly in development of services in data analysis and visualization.
  • Contribute professionally through participation in campus activities, external service, and/or publication and presentation.

Required Qualifications

  • ALA accredited MLS or equivalent graduate degree
  • Minimum three years of professional, academic library experience
  • Undergraduate degree or minor and/or graduate work in business or a strongly related field
  • Demonstrated expertise with business literature and resources, including specialized databases and datasets
  • Demonstrated experience in data analysis and visualization
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of pedagogy and instructional technique
  • Demonstrated experience working in virtual service and online learning environments
  • Demonstrated knowledge of scholarly trends in business and entrepreneurship
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current trends in higher education; particularly in regards to digital scholarship, digital media and scholarly communication
  • Excellent communication, writing and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated involvement and contribution to the professional community
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment; able to lead as well as execute and take constructive input from multiple sources
  • Demonstrated involvement and contribution to the professional community

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience and/or expertise in scholarly communication, instructional design & online learning
  • Project management experience
  • Demonstrated success working within a matrix organization
  • Demonstrated success working in a changing organization

Supplemental Posting Information:

Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, welcomes individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives, and believes that an inclusive and respectful environment enriches the University community and the educational and employment experience of its members. The University prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, status as a veteran or special disabled veteran, gender identity or expression, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions and any other prohibited characteristic.  Please visit our website to view all University Policies and Workplace Postings.

Background investigations are required for all new hires as a condition of employment, after the job offer is made. Employment will be contingent upon the University's acceptance of the results of the background investigation.

Interested, qualified applicants may apply at: (https://www.drexeljobs.com/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1466106408218)

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Part-Time Libary Metadata Specialist, University of Scranton, Scranton, PA

The Archival and Special Collections Cataloging and Metadata Specialist (part-time) supports the work of the Special Collections Librarian, the Digital Services Librarian, and the Cataloging and Metadata Librarian, in the coordinated cataloging, description, and record-keeping necessary to the preservation, accessibility, and findability of University Archives and Special Collections materials. Working across varied Library information systems, this position creates, maintains, and enhances descriptive, administrative, structural, and preservation metadata of various types for materials of diverse formats.

Essential Duties:

  • Creates, maintains, and enhances descriptive, administrative, structural, rights, and preservation metadata for digital objects, following Digital Services, Special Collections, and Cataloging procedures and standards
  • Manages implementation of local controlled vocabularies and authority records, following existing standards and schemas where available
  • Ensures consistency and integration of descriptive information and records across Library systems, including the catalog, digital asset management system, digital preservation repository, web archiving platform, and local databases
  • Assists Digital Services Librarian with ongoing evaluation and implementation of emerging metadata practices, such as linked data
  • Collaborates with Special Collections Librarian, Digital Services Librarian, and Cataloging and Metadata Librarian to develop, implement, and maintain project management practices, including workflow, documentation, project tracking, and assessment
  • Sorts, arranges, and classifies materials such as correspondence, clippings, and other personal papers in accordance with archival procedures and arrangements for permanent storage. Weeds unprocessed documents for duplicates and unnecessary materials. Boxes and shelves Special Collections materials
  • Works with others to create and maintain accession records, inventories and finding aids for born digital and physical materials present in University Archives and Special Collections accessions
  • Provides Reference Services and responds to patron inquiries, including digitization of material, regarding University Archives, Special Collections, and Digital Collections materials, working in collaboration with the Special Collections Assistant and Digital Services Assistant
  • Curates, prepares, and mounts exhibits in coordination with the Special Collections Librarian

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • A graduate degree in archives, public history, digital humanities or an ALA accredited master's degree in library or information science is preferred
  • Cataloging or archival experience required
  • Management and supervisory experience preferred

17.5 scheduled hours weekly between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm M-F. Nine month position (Sept-May)

Apply: https://universityofscrantonjobs.com/postings/1130

 

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Reference Librarian, Wellesley Free Library, Wellesley, MA

The Wellesley Free Library is seeking a technology-savvy, welcoming, full-time (35 hours/week) Reference Librarian to join our team in providing the highest quality library service. Under the supervision of the Reference Services Supervisor, duties will include providing technology education to patrons (including coding and instruction on the use of electronic media); reference and reader advisory services; materials selection; and developing/implementing library programs for high school students.

The successful candidate will have instructional experience; strong, positive communication and interpersonal skills; the ability and willingness to handle multiple responsibilities in a changing environment; and be conversant with various library, communication, and social media technologies. Work hours will include weekdays, some evenings, and some weekends.

The pay range is $25.67 - $32.48 with an excellent benefit package.

Requires: MLS; one to three years of reference experience; knowledge of collection development; demonstrated knowledge of effective public service techniques; excellent oral and written communication skills; exemplary customer service skills; excellent computer skills, including familiarity with computer coding concepts, database searching and software specific to libraries.

To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to:
Human Resources Department, Town Hall, 525
Washington St., Wellesley, MA 02482

or e-mail as a Word document or PDF to hr@wellesleyma.gov by July 11, 2016. AA/EOE


Reference Librarian, Wellesley Free Library, Wellesley, MA

The Wellesley Free Library is seeking a technology-savvy, welcoming, full-time (35 hours/week) Reference Librarian to join our team in providing the highest quality library service. Under the supervision of the Reference Services Supervisor, duties will include providing technology education to patrons (including coding and instruction on the use of electronic media); reference and reader advisory services; materials selection; and developing/implementing library programs for high school students.

The successful candidate will have instructional experience; strong, positive communication and interpersonal skills; the ability and willingness to handle multiple responsibilities in a changing environment; and be conversant with various library, communication, and social media technologies. Work hours will include weekdays, some evenings, and some weekends.

The pay range is $25.67 - $32.48 with an excellent benefit package.

Requires: MLS; one to three years of reference experience; knowledge of collection development; demonstrated knowledge of effective public service techniques; excellent oral and written communication skills; exemplary customer service skills; excellent computer skills, including familiarity with computer coding concepts, database searching and software specific to libraries.

To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to:
Human Resources Department, Town Hall, 525
Washington St., Wellesley, MA 02482

or e-mail as a Word document or PDF to hr@wellesleyma.gov by July 11, 2016. AA/EOE

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Part-Time School Media Specialist, Rhode Island School for the Deaf, Providence, RI

Job Description:

  • Creating an environment that is conducive to active and participatory learning, resource-based instructional practices, and collaboration with teaching staff
  • Encouraging the use of instructional technology to engage students and to improve learning, providing 24/7 access to digital information resources for the entire learning community.
  • Collecting and analyzing data to improve instruction and to demonstrate correlations between the School Library Program and student achievement
  • Maintaining active memberships in professional associations
As an instructional partner the school librarian works with teachers and other educators to build and strengthen connections between student information and research needs, curricular content, learning outcomes, and information resources. The school librarian demonstrates his or her role as an essential and equal partner in the instructional process by:
  • Collaborating with teachers and students to design and teach engaging inquiry and learning experiences and assessments that incorporate multiple literacies and foster critical thinking
  • Participating in the implementation of collaboratively planned learning experiences by providing group and individual instruction, assessing student progress, and evaluating activities
  • Joining with teachers and others to plan and implement meaningful experiences that will promote a love of reading and lifelong learning
  • Providing and planning professional development opportunities within the school and district for and with all staff, including other school librarians
As information specialist, the school librarian provides leadership and expertise in the selection, acquisition, evaluation, and organization of information resources and technologies in all formats, as well as expertise in the ethical use of information. The school librarian ensures equitable access and responsible use of information by:
  • In accordance with district policy, developing and maintaining a collection of resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and the teaching styles and instructional strategies used within the school community
  • Modeling effective strategies for developing multiple literacies
  • Organizing the collection for maximum and effective use
As a teacher, the school librarian empowers students to become critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information. The school librarian supports students' success by guiding them in:
  • Reading for understanding, for exposure to diversity of viewpoints and genres, and for pleasure
  • Using information for defined and self-defined purposes
  • Building on prior knowledge and constructing new knowledge
  • Embracing the world of information and all its formats
As program administrator, the school librarian works collaboratively with members of the learning community to define the policies of the school library program, and to guide and direct all activities related to it. The school librarian maximizes the efficiency and effectiveness of the school library program by:
  • Using strategic planning for the continuous improvement of the program
  • Ensuring that school library program goals and objectives are aligned with school and district long-range strategic plans
  • Using effective management principles, including the supervision of personnel, resources, and facilities, in developing and implementing program goals and objectives
  • Preparing, justifying, and administering the school library program budget to support specific program goals
  • Establishing processes and procedures for selection, acquisition, circulation, resource sharing, etc. that assure appropriate resources are available when needed
  • Creating and maintaining in the school library a teaching and learning environment that is inviting, safe, flexible, and conducive to student learning
  • Ensuring equitable physical access to school library facilities by providing barrier-free, universally designed environments
Requirements:
Advanced degree in Library Sciences supported by coursework in special education, education of the deaf and hard of hearing or any combination of Education and experience that is substantially equivalent to meet the need of the school population.
Certification: Rhode Island Department of Education Certification: Library/ Media
Experience: Documented experience in a public school setting serving a diverse student population
Other: Proficiency in English and American Sign Language preferred.
At least 4 years of relevant experience preferred
Master degree preferred
Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required
BCI Required
Salary: $42,752 to 77569 per year. Paid bi-weekly plus benefits. 
Hours: 21 hours per week
Interested candidates my email cover letter, resume, and three references to hedwards@rideaf.net or mail to:
Helen Edwards, Staff Assistant
Rhode Island School for the Deaf
One Corliss Park 
Providence, RI 02908

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Library/Media Specialist, Lincoln Public Schools, Lincoln, MA

The Lincoln Public School district is seeking a K-8 Library/Media Specialist for the Hanscom Campus.  This is a unique opportunity for a visionary librarian to cultivate a vibrant, 21st-century library program in the brand new Hanscom Middle School (HMS) and Hanscom Primary School (HPS) buildings. The Hanscom Library/Media Specialist oversees the combined HMS and HPS library programs, including delivering direct instruction, developing and managing the collection, collaborating with faculty to support curriculum, and generally building and supporting a culture where all students are enthusiastic readers, skilled researchers, and critical and ethical users of information. Responsibilites include supervising a full-time library assistant and physical demands such as shelving and moving book carts.  A Massachusetts DESE Library certification is required.
 
Lincoln, Massachusetts
Lincoln is a residential suburb located 12 miles northwest of Boston.  The community is rich in history with a strong tradition of citizen participation.  The school district serves students in grades pre-kindergarten through eight.  In addition to the K-8 Lincoln School, the district operates the Primary School and Middle School at Hanscom Air Force Base as well as an integrated Preschool.  Lincoln has a long tradition of educational excellence and strives to offer innovative, student-centered instruction in an inclusive setting with small class sizes.  As a founding member of the METCO Program, Lincoln has maintained its commitment to diversity and multi-cultural education.  
 
Lincoln Public Schools Mission Statement
The Lincoln Public Schools seeks to unite our communities in challenging and equipping our students to acquire essential skills and knowledge, think creatively and independently, exhibit academic excellence, appreciate and respect diversity, demonstrate creativity, value reflection, work hard and play fair.
 
Lincoln Public Schools (LPS) does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, coverd veteran status, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or housing status; LPS is an EEO employer.

Please apply online at https://lincnet.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=75

For more information please contact:
Rob Ford
Director of Technology and Libraries
rford@licnet.org
781-259-9400 x4307

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Lower School Librarian, University School of Nashville, Nashville, TN

University School of Nashville (USN) seeks a collaborative, creative, and outgoing library professional to develop and lead an innovative and creative K-4 program that embraces information literacy, instructional design, and literature appreciation through collaboration with faculty; including the design and delivery of authentic research projects, a balanced collection, community enrichment activities, and an environment that promotes a love of lifelong learning and reading. The Lower School Librarian works under the direct supervision of the Library Director, with additional oversight and guidance from the Lower School Division Head, and is expected to participate fully as a member of the library department and in the life of the school community.

Qualifications

  •     Masters of Library Science (MLS) or on track to obtain MLS
  •     Elementary teaching experience required
  •     Preference will be given to candidates with school library experience
  •     Proficiency with library and educational technology and multimedia tools
  •     Demonstrated experience collaborating with colleagues

Skills and Abilities

  •     Be passionate about working with children and adolescents
  •     Demonstrate skill with appropriate applications of educational technology
  •     Possess exceptional interpersonal skills, communication skills, leadership qualities, and a passion for working with children and adolescents
  •     Be creative, curious, confident, flexible, innovative, service-oriented, and have a keen sense of humor
  •     Communicate thoroughly, accurately, and concisely, both verbally and in writing
  •     Be forward thinking, a change agent, and possess a growth mindset
  •     Work with integrity and maintain confidentiality

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Apply online at:  usn.org/jobs

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Information System Association (Systems Librarian), Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA

Description

The Library Department is looking for an Information Systems Associate II/III - Systems Librarian to join their team. This is an exempt, full-time position, and is eligible for benefits.

JOB SUMMARY:

Reporting to the Director of Library Services at WHOI/Co-Director of the MBL WHOI Library, the Systems Librarian provides technical expertise, day-to-day administration, and support for traditional and emerging library software solutions and standards.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Utilizes technologies to provide the best possible experience for library patrons and staff as they search and access the information in our library systems with a focus on the integrated library system, Voyager.
  • Supports/maintains computers in the Library offices.
  • Collaborates with the Data Librarian and Institution Archivist to support access to Institution data collections and new initiatives.
  • Manages all aspects of the Integrated Library System. Works with Library staff to implement improvements and new features.  Coordinates with Information Services Department staff and vendor to perform maintenance and upgrades.
  • Utilizing current standards and best practices, catalogs incoming books, technical reports, theses and serials for the DLA collection and maintains links to electronic resources.
  • Maintains serial acquisitions records in the integrated library system.
  • Provides IT/Software support for DLA computers.
  • Serves as back-up to Data Librarian as necessary.

DESIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Information Systems Associate II Level:
Master's degree in a specifically related field with minimal experience, or Bachelor's degree in a related field with several years of relevant experience in computing and information services disciplines, or demonstrated competency as an Information Systems Associate I, or significant, progressive independence and skill development at the Information Systems Assistant III or Senior Information Systems Assistant levels or equivalent positions on the other technical ladders, or equivalent work experience in the absence of a formal degree.

Information Systems Associate III Level:
Ph.D. in a related field, or Master's in a related field with several years of relevant experience, or Bachelor's in a related field with more than five years of experience. In the absence of a formal degree, considerable equivalent work experience is required. Successful candidates will have demonstrated the technical skill, motivation, independence, and creativity necessary to complete difficult tasks.

Both Levels:

  • Experience with an integrated library system, as well as experience supporting other library specific software is strongly desired.
  • Other preferred experience includes Drupal, and knowledge of metadata standards such as MARC and Dublin Core.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills are required.

To Apply
http://www.whoi.edu/jobs/

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Middle School Librarian, Westminter Schools, Atlanta, GA

The Westminster Schools announces a search for a Middle School Librarian for the 2016-17 academic year.   Anticipated start date is August 2, 2016.

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

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

Essential Requirements, Duties and Responsibilities:

The George Woodruff Library, a one-story facility of 6000 square feet, serves a population of 565 students and 80+ faculty.  The library has a collection of approximately 13,000 volumes and a staff of two professional librarians along with an assistant. The Librarian reports to the Head of the Middle School and is supervised by the Director of Libraries. He or she works closely with the Middle School Head Librarian and the Library Assistant to ensure that the Middle School library program aligns with the mission and vision of the school as an integral component for learning and instruction.  The candidate must be highly organized and able to work effectively with students, teachers, and parent volunteers in the midst of a vibrant, inviting, and changing library environment.

Responsibilities include working closely with teachers to plan and teach research skills classes to grades 6-8, assisting with creation of digital research guides, assisting with management of digital collection, cataloging, directing the parent volunteer program, overseeing circulation records, assisting teachers and students, supervising student behavior and creating a library environment conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity level and interests of students.

In addition to a Master's Degree in the field of Library/Information Science, the Librarian should have experience teaching in a middle school classroom; an outgoing, energetic personality; and a belief that learning is a lifelong pursuit. Candidates should have strong communication and technology skills, strong organizational and interpersonal skills, and a sense of humor.

Additionally, successful candidates should demonstrate:

  • a love of working with Middle School students
  • an affinity for collaborative curriculum development
  • an engaging teaching style
  • the ability to build partnerships with parents and colleagues
  • the ability to create and promote an inclusive learning environment

Duties include participating in a professional learning community (PLC) and serving as an advisor to students in our Advisement program. Candidates should be able to contribute to the larger school community through coaching or sponsoring other extracurricular programs. This full-time position carries full benefits.

Apply here: https://westminsteratl.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=163

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Circulation Associate, D'Amour Library, Western New England University, Springfield, MA

Western New England University has an opening for a full-time Circulation Associate in D'Amour Library. Responsible for oversight of day-to-day operations and managing circulation functions including: the hiring, training, scheduling, and supervision of student library employees; circulation and course reserve operations; maintaining student payroll records; and assisting patrons in person and via telephone or email. As part of the circulation team, the Circulation Associate is responsible for enforcing library policies and for supervising the opening of the library. Seeking a highly responsible individual with excellent communication and customer service skills. High school diploma, previous supervisory/managerial experience, and proficiency with Microsoft Office required; college degree, previous library experience and/or previous experience working at a college or university preferred.  Hours are M-F, 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM. Hours may vary due to staffing needs or the University's schedule.

Excellent fringe benefits including tuition remission for employee, spouse, and dependent children.

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

Send cover letter, resume, and the names of three references with contact information to: Donna Martin, Employment Associate, Western New England University, 1215 Wilbraham Road, Springfield, MA 01119. Electronic submissions are encouraged and may be sent to hr@wne.edu.

Western New England University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We welcome candidates whose background may contribute to the further diversification of our community.

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Librarian, Somerville Public Library, Somerville, MA

DUTIES:

Reports to the Head of the Reference Department. Works directly with the public. Assists patrons in using library resources of all kinds. Explains the use of reference resources to help patrons to locate information and materials. Aids in the selection of resources for the reference and general collections.

Works on indexing files, readers' lists, displays, interlibrary loans, patron requests, grants. Performs public service tasks in other Departments as assigned, including Circulation. Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • MLS from an ALA Accredited Library School and two year of professional experience in Reference work.
  • Ability to deal with the public effectively and pleasantly.
  • Experience with Automated Library Systems and Internet preferable.

Salary: $45,796.92 per year; paid weekly at $880.71; plus benefits.
Hours: 35 Hours per week including one night per week and one Saturday every 3 - 4 weeks.

Send resume along with a cover letter by Thursday, July 14, 2016, to:

City Hall Personnel Office
93 Highland Avenue
Somerville MA 02143

Fax: 617-666- 4426
TTY: 1-866- 808-4851

Email: employment_opportunities@somervillema.gov

City of Somerville residents are especially encouraged to apply.

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Instructional Design Librarian, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN

The Hesburgh Libraries at the University of Notre Dame seek a dynamic, innovative and forward thinking instructional designer to move our teaching activities to the next level. Reporting to the Program Director of the Teaching, Research &amp; User Services program, the Instructional Design Librarian will collaboratively develop in-person and online educational learning and engagement opportunities to enhance student research and critical thinking skills.

The preferred candidate will blend the skills of a librarian and an instructional designer to integrate meaningful learning activities and general and course-specific library instruction materials that support information literacy skills. The Instructional Design Librarian will work with subject and other librarians to incorporate learning theory and instructional technologies to plan and develop tools, services, and experiences to support student information literacy and critical thinking skills. The person in this position will actively participate in the libraries' reference, instruction, and undergraduate and graduate academic outreach programs.

  • Identifies, implements, and maintains instructional technologies to help deliver sustainable and scalable online instruction.
  • Applies instructional design principles to create online learning objects in support of student information literacy and critical thinking skills.
  • Works with stakeholders to design assessments for teaching and learning activities.
  • Helps to keep library employees abreast of new developments in instructional design, instructional technologies, library instruction, and instruction assessment.
  • Organizes opportunities (workshops, discussions) designed to foster the teaching skills of
  • Performs outreach to a variety of campus departments and centers in order to incorporate library-learning activities into coursework and other student activities.
  • May teach or help to teach a credit-bearing library course online or in person.
  • Actively cultivates new and maintains existing partnerships with appropriate academic and student services departments on campus.
  • As part of the Teaching, Research &amp; User Services Program, collaborates with colleagues to provide excellent reference, research, and student learning and engagement activities.
  • Participates in the Libraries' undergraduate instruction program.
  • Acts as a library liaison to a campus residence hall.
  • Creates and updates Library subject and course guides as needed.
  • Accepts other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent advanced degree is required.
  • Academic background, coursework, or experience with instructional design concepts.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively teach information literacy skills in a classroom
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively use teaching/learning technologies, including learning
  • Experience with technologies and production tools that deliver e-learning content.
  • The ability to work independently and with teams to accomplish goals.
  • A strong desire to work in a diverse academic setting.
  • Exceptional communication, presentation, and teaching skills.
  • Exceptional organizational skills, and the ability to set and keep deadlines.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • An advanced degree and/or certification in Instructional Design, Instructional Technologies, or Educational Technologies.
  • Two or more years of experience working in an academic library setting.
  • Experience coordinating library instruction activities.
  • Experience teaching credit-bearing classes on information literacy skills.
  • Experience with project management, and the ability to handle multiple projects
  • Experience in collaborating with University Centers for Teaching & Learning.

As a member of the library faculty, the Instructional Design Librarian participates in faculty and professional activities in the Hesburgh Libraries, within the University, and in library- and other appropriate professional organizations. Each library faculty member engages in professional development including scholarship in librarianship, information science, or other relevant fields, engages in service to the profession with a commitment to continuing growth and development, helps to shape future library services by participating in library-wide planning teams, through collaboration throughout the Libraries, and leads or participates in development projects.

Appointment salary and rank are competitive, commensurate with experience and qualifications. Librarians are non-tenure track members of the Library Faculty. The University offers an excellent benefits and annual vacation package.

For more information about the University of Notre Dame, please visit the University of Notre Dame homepage at http://nd.edu/. The Hesburgh Libraries (http://library.nd.edu) hold about 3.5 million volumes and provide access to more than 23,000 serials. The Libraries have 124 staff and 50 librarians. The Libraries are a member of the Academic Libraries of Indiana (ALI), ARL, NERL and other consortia. The University of Notre Dame is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer strongly committed to diversity. We value qualified candidates who can bring a variety of backgrounds to our community.

Further details & application instructions:

This position posting and application instructions can be found on the Interfolio website: apply.interfolio.com/35687

This position posting and additional information about Hesburgh Libraries can be found on the Libraries' website: http://www.library.nd.edu/about/employment/

Review of applications will begin on July 11, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

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Branch Supervisor, Springfield City Library, East Springfield, MA

If you can embrace the attitude that "It's All Yours, Just Ask," please apply for this leadership position at our forward-looking library. We seek candidates who see the library as a place to help strengthen our city through strong connections and constructive dialogue.

We are here to help community members find what they need, no matter who they are, where they come from, or what they're looking for, because the Springfield City Library is their place of connection to information and knowledge, culture, and community.

The person selected for this position will have the following responsibilities:

Responsible for assisting the Branch Manager in the everyday functioning of the East Springfield Branch Library. This includes personnel, public interaction, programming, facility management and administrative duties. Work is 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.

Requirements:

Bachelor's degree plus completion of a Master's of Library Science from an American Library Association-accredited institution.

A minimum of three years of supervisory experience that demonstrates knowledge of personnel administration and public services, including reference, programming, public instruction, library collections, service delivery technology, and service evaluation.

Proven record of meaningful community engagement. Strong staff mentoring and coaching skills. Experience in creating lively programs for adults, teens, and/or children. Bilingual abilities desirable (English and Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese or other).

Further details are available on the City of Springfield's website: http://bit.ly/ESSUP2

Apply by Tuesday, June 21

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Youth Services Librarian, Newbury Town Library, Byfield, MA

The Newbury Town Library is looking for a dynamic, creative and energetic individual to meet the needs of a geographically diverse community.  Under the supervision of the Library Director, the Youth Services Librarian is responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating all children's and young adult services.

The successful candidate will bring the ability to create a positive environment for enjoyable and productive library experiences to the children, parents and caregivers.  The ideal candidate will be a strongly collaborative, flexible, team player.  The Youth Services Librarian is responsible for ordering pertinent materials in a variety of formats, maintaining a relevant collection and creating programming for all ages and areas of the community.  Strong customer service skills and knowledge of children's and young adult literature, as well as internet and technology literacy is required.

Experience working with children and/or teens in a public or school library setting.

MLS preferred from an ALA accredited library school with coursework in children's services, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Salary:
$19.77 per hour- 28 and 32 hours per week.  Includes evenings and 2 Saturdays per month. Benefits included.

To Apply:
Interested candidates may email a cover letter, resume and names of three references to jackerly@mvlc.org or mail to
Jean Ackerly, Director, Newbury Town Library, 0 Lunt Street, Byfield, MA 01922

Position is available immediately.  Closing date is June 30th

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Research Librarian, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University seeks a Research Librarian to provide research services to Daytona Beach and Worldwide patrons and to perform auxiliary support functions necessary to meet the teaching, learning and research needs of our students, faculty, and staff.  No aviation background required.  

Research Services

  • Provide research services at the Daytona Beach Research Desk and the Virtual Research Desk for Worldwide and Daytona Beach.  Services include conducting research interviews, evaluating research requests, recommending research strategies, analyzing citations, directing patrons to sources, and providing individualized instruction.  Develop expertise in the use of the Hunt Library's resources: website, databases, curriculum-related sources and web resources. 
  • Participate in the development of training materials for new research and adjunct research librarians by maintaining currency within assigned training sections, providing instruction in research procedures and in the effective use of selected research resources, and evaluating the research trainee and training process. 
  • Participate in the collection management program by evaluating student/faculty queries, reviewing assigned sections of the reference collection, and selecting materials from library and curriculum-specific resources as they relate to the collection, curriculum and mission of the library. 

Web Content

  • Evaluate the search functions and content of assigned database/web sources. 
  • Develop and maintain content for online user aids such as Research Guides, Database Helps using established standards and formatting.
  • Serve on an intra-departmental team as appropriate (Collection Management; Scholarly Commons).

Teaching

  • Plan, develop and implement (teach) User Education instruction.
  • Participate in the analysis and development of instructional content, instructional aids and all teaching venues.
  • Serve as a course monitor for specific units of instruction. Evaluate course requirements for library user education classes and develop course content.
Qualifications

Required Qualifications: 

  • ALA-accredited master's degree in library science or information studies
  • experience in providing research/reference services
  • strong experience in using/demonstrating print and electronic resources
  • ability to work and learn independently
  • aptitude to keep abreast of new technologies
  • strong communication (written, oral) and interpersonal skills
  • ability to work with a diverse population of students, staff, and faculty
  • high level of proficiency with electronic library products, end-user internet applications, and Microsoft Office

Preferred Qualifications:  

  • experience with teaching and course/workshop development 
  • front-line customer service skills 
  • ability to contribute to collaborative projects
  • ability to work in a rapidly changing technological environment

Apply Online: https://embryriddle.taleo.net/careersection/002/jobdetail.ftl?job=160228

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Special Collections Conservator, Harvard Library Weissman Preservation Center, Cambridge, MA

SUMMARY   

The Special Collections Conservator performs advanced to complex treatments on bound or unbound printed works or manuscripts on paper or vellum from special collections held in Harvard libraries. The conservator reports to the Helen H. Glaser Conservator (Senior Paper Conservator) in Weissman Preservation Center but works closely with the Senior Book Conservator, as projects require.  


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES   

  • Examines, and develops treatment specifications for, and treats: bound or unbound printed works or manuscripts on paper or vellum. Prepares condition and treatment reports including photo documentation. May test/identify pigments and fibers or perform other types of analysis.  
  • Conducts condition surveys and collection assessments, analyzes results, and develops action plans to prioritize, treat, and specify protective enclosures for materials.  
  • Consults with curators, conducts correspondence, and attends meetings representing the Weissman Preservation Center.  
  • Packs and transports collection items between the libraries and the Weissman Preservation Center.  
  • On a project basis, may oversee treatment performed by other conservators, technicians, interns, Fellows, or student assistants.  
  • Serves on Library Collections Emergency Team.  
  • Serves on the Preservation Liaison team.  
  • Contributes to the maintenance of vendor files, inventories of conservation supplies and equipment, and the selection of materials for the WeissmanPreservation Center resource library.  
  • Contributes to the overall goals of the department as appropriate.  
Please note: there is a strong internal candidate for this position
 
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
  • Graduate degree in conservation with specialization in book and paper conservation, or equivalent training;  
  • Minimum two years of conservation experience
  • A minimum of one year of experience in a recognized conservation facility.
  • Working knowledge of history of bookbinding and printing and accompanying structures and materials.  
  • Working knowledge of chemistry and materials science. 

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Demonstrated excellence performing a broad range of advanced to complex conservation treatments; strong preference for experience with parchment and with pigment consolidation.
  • Ability to prepare and write clear and accurate reports and treatment documentation. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including public speaking. 
  • Ability to initiate and adapt to change, to analyze and solve problems, and to be flexible and work collaboratively.  
  • Strong organizational skills, including the ability to establish priorities and achieve goals.   
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software. 

http://hr.harvard.edu/jobs/

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Archivist, Bedford, MA

A family in Bedford, MA is looking  for a person to work with a small archive  of belongings of Robert E. Hoeflich who served in the US Army, 103rd Engineers, Company B, from December 1, 1917 to May 16, 1919.  From May 19, 1918 to April 30, 1919 he was in France where he delivered food to the troops on the front line every night.

The archive consists of about 30 letters sent to his brother and sister, about twenty postcards, a small, fragile, journal as well as some official documents.

The letters, post cards and journal need to be transcribed and scanned.  The owner wants paper copies of the documents, as well as electronic copies in PDF format and a Finding Aid.  The owner wishes to have a box made to hold the journal.  Materials will be provided.

The work will be done at the Bedford, MA Public Library.  Pay will be $13. / hour.  Please submit a brief resume which includes relevant academic and work experience and the names of two references to:

Cynthia S. D. Schweppe
373 School St.
Carlisle, MA, 01741
cynthiaschweppe@comcast.net

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Library Clerk, Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge, MA

QUALIFICATIONS:           

High school diploma or high school equivalency required.  A bachelor's degree or coursework beyond high school is desirable. Previous library experience is strongly preferred. ILS experience is also preferred.

  • Working knowledge of basic public library concepts and resources
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Ability and willingness to work with a diverse population
  • Ability to handle the unexpected and stay calm and professional under pressure
  • Ability and willingness to be a strong team player
  • Ability to interact effectively with the library's computers and automated system
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions accurately and thoroughly
  • Flexibility to fill in during scheduling emergencies and vacation periods, in addition to working a regular part-time  schedule
  • Ability to recognize situations that require referral to the professional librarian
  • Tact   Patience   Maturity  Empathy

Physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment including office equipment such as computers, scanners, copiers, facsimile machines, AV equipment, and mobile devices; Ability to sit and use computer workstation, including keyboard and visual display terminal, for extended periods of time; Ability to stand for extended periods of time; Strength to push or pull a loaded book cart which can weigh in excess of 100 pounds on level floor and up ramp, to lift or maneuver onto cart loads of up to 50 pounds, and to carry cartons of books or computers and computer equipment; Must be able to pay close attention to details and concentrate on work; Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable, functional, structural,  or compositional characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data or things; Time management; ability to set priorities in order to meet assignment deadlines; Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities, which permits the employee to communicate effectively; Sufficient vision or other powers of observation, which permits the employee to read books and patron requests, as well as to see what patrons are doing when they are at some distance from the workstation; Sufficient manual dexterity, which permits the employee to type and enter data; Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes,  which permits the employee to re-shelve library materials and work at public service desks. 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to person essential functions.

  • Works in assigned areas, including office areas, training rooms, various library locations, as necessary
  • Normal office exposure to noise, stress, and interruptions
  • Attends and participates in continuing educational programs designed to keep abreast of changes in profession

DUTIES:

  • Performs functions related to circulation such as checkouts, check-ins, inquiries, reserves, renewals, fine assessment and collection, over-dues and patron registration
  • Delivers exceptional and engaging customer service to the public
  • Assists borrowers in locating books and materials, referring them if necessary to a professional librarian
  • Processes deliveries - moving and unloading bins and checking-in items
  • Maintains orderliness and neatness; merchandizes and shelves materials and reads shelves as necessary
  • Any other duties required by the Manager for the good of the department and the library system

SALARY:                    $ 18.00 per hour to $21.44 per hour in five steps

DEADLINE:               June 23, 2016

APPLY TO: Please send 2 copies each of cover letter & resume

City of Cambridge
Personnel Department, Room 309
795 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Fax: 617-349-4312

employment@cambridgema.gov

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Call for Proposals, New England Archivists Fall 2016, "Bridging the Gaps"

NEA Fall 2016 Meeting
Bridging the Gaps
Friday, October 14, 2016 | 1:00-5:00 pm
Yiddish Book Center, Amherst, MA

New England Archivists invites submissions of short presentation proposals for the concluding portion of the Fall Meeting to be held October 14, 2016, at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. It will be a wonderful opportunity to broaden the discussion of this meeting's theme, Bridging the Gaps. Special consideration will be given to students and first-time presenters. The deadline for proposals is July 30, 2016.

During Bridging the Gaps, we will explore inspiring examples of how archivists, associated professionals, and records stakeholders are working to bridge gaps in collection development and accessibility of materials.

The Fall 2016 Program Committee is especially interested in proposals about the following:
  •  Improving the accessibility of collections
  •  Adapting and expanding language to better connect with our audiences
  •  Building diverse collections that reach new users
  •  Connecting with and serving under-documented communities
  •  Fostering relationships between archivists and stakeholders, including records creators and users, outside of traditional repositories

Four proposals will be selected. Presentations will be followed by a moderated discussion among presenters, earlier panelists, and attendees. Presentations must be no longer than 7 minutes and must be in one of the following formats:
  • Lightning talk - a concise presentation that may or may not include a simple visual element, such as a PowerPoint presentation with three to five slides.
  • PechaKucha - a presentation during which a 20-slide PowerPoint presentation advances automatically at the rate of 20 seconds per slide.
  • TED talk - a short verbal presentation that may or may not include a visual element.
Submissions should include the following elements:
    1. working title of your presentation;
    2. brief description of the topic;
    3. name and contact information of the participant(s); and
    4. presentation format.

Please submit your proposals by July 30, 2016, to program chairs Annalisa Moretti and Blake Spitz with the subject line NEA Fall 2016 Meeting Presentation Proposal (annalisacmoretti@gmail.com and bspitz@library.umass.edu). If your proposal is selected, you will be contacted by a member of the Program Committee.

Please note: Upon acceptance, all presenters are required to register for the conference at the early-bird rate and fund their travel expenses.

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Library Media Specialist, Oliver Ellsworth Elementary School, Windsor, CT

Duties/ Description:
There is one full-time library media specialist in this facility. Building is 1:1 with Chromebooks in Grade 2 and nearly 1:1 with Samsung tablets and iPads in Grades K-1. Google Apps for Education School District. Fixed schedule for classes that visit the library. Library materials/databases budget. Circulation software: Destiny. Student Population: approximately 400.  

Qualifications: 
Requirement: Must possess or be eligible for CT certification (062)
Preferred qualifications: 
Instructing students in information and technology literacy, providing leadership in the integration of technology with instruction, collaborating with classroom teachers in planning, implementing, and assessing instruction, evaluating and selecting resources in a variety of formats. 

Salary: Per Teachers' Contract 
Available: August 25, 2016 
Closing Date: Open until filled 

Apply: www.windsorct.org
https://www.applitrack.com/windsor/onlineapp/jobpostings/view.asp?all=1&AppliTrackPostingSearch=title%3Alibrary%20&AppliTrackZipRadius=5&AppliTrackLayoutMode=detail

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Library Intern, Boston Arts Academy Library, Boston, MA

An internship at Boston Arts Academy would entail:

  • Circulation;
  • Reader's advisory;
  • Shelving, processing, & otherwise organizing books;
  • Assisting students with research, etc; 
  • Book displays; 
  • Updating the library website, social media, and pathfinders;  
  • Occasional updates of library signage; 
  • Occasional light cleaning, mostly dusting;
  • Occasional proofreading of student papers;
  • Possibility of starting to digitize the BAA Archives. 

 You may also have the opportunity to tutor students in academic subjects.

 Qualifications:

  • School Library Teacher program preferred, but not required;
  • Some experience in the arts preferred (high school band/theater/etc counts); 
  • Desire/ability to work with teens; 
  • Passion for reading/talking about books, preferably young adult fiction and graphic novels; 
  • Ability to troubleshoot Microsoft Word, Google Drive, & copy machines; 
  • Ability to work as part of a team; 
  • Flexible-minded people preferred (this is a high school, things rarely go as planned).

Must be able to pass a criminal background check before starting. 

Pay: $12/hr, 6-12 hours per week

Start date: mid to late September

Please email your resume and letter of interest to:

Allegra D'Ambruoso, adambruoso@bostonartsacademy.org

Boston Arts Academy (BAA) is Boston's only public high school for the arts, serving 440 students from predominantly low-income families. BAA was founded in 1998 based on the conviction that academics and the arts are equally important to students' development and achievement. The school's mission is to prepare a diverse community of aspiring artist-scholars to be successful in their college or professional careers and to be engaged members of their communities. The arts are integrated throughout the curriculum, motivating students to succeed in high school and pursue higher education. We believe that formal study of the arts should not be denied to students who struggle academically. As a result, BAA is one of the only arts high schools in the country that is academic-blind, admitting students solely on the basis of artistic potential. Each year, over 94% of our graduates are accepted to college, and most are the first in their families to achieve this goal.

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Special Collections Librarian, Williams College, Williamstown, MA

The recently constructed Sawyer Library at Williams College offers an outstanding opportunity for a committed, energetic Special Collections Librarian to support teaching and research through reference, instruction, outreach, and collection management. This is a full-time, year-round, regular appointment. Reporting to the Head of Special Collections, the successful applicant will have the opportunity to engage in all aspects of special collections librarianship as a member of a dynamic staff.

The newly formed Special Collections Department combines the College Archives and the Chapin Library. Founded in 1923, the Chapin Library is Williams' principal collection of rare books and manuscripts with distinguished holdings in early printed books. This includes Americana, English, Continental, Classical, American literature, Bibles, liturgical works, modern fine printing, and the history of Science and Technology. This library also holds early and modern manuscripts, original art, and other special materials.

Williams College Archives & Special Collections houses the College's records of permanent administrative, legal, fiscal, and historical value and serves as a repository for historical materials relating to the College, its founders, faculty, students, administrators, staff, and alumni.

Responsibilities:

  • Assists users at the Special Collections reference desk, handles phone and email queries
  • Ensures positive patron interactions by maintaining strong knowledge of Williams collections
  • Leads instruction sessions on research with special collections, independently and in collaboration with faculty
  • Provides original cataloging/creates metadata for materials in all formats and subject areas
  • Researches, prepares, and installs exhibits featuring special collections material
  • Oversees accessioning of newly acquired special collections material

Qualifications:

  • Master's degree from an American Library Association accredited library school (In selected instances, a post-graduate degree in museum studies or a related discipline in the humanities or social sciences may be substituted)
  • Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Experience working collegially and cooperatively within and across organizations
  • Working knowledge of at least one classical or modern European language
  • Formal coursework or training in rare books, archives, analytical bibliography, and/or special collections librarianship is preferred
  • Candidates new to the profession are welcome to apply with at least one year of relevant experience preferred

Preferred skills and abilities

  • Demonstrated knowledge of cataloging practices and current rules, especially RDA and DCRM(B)
  • Experience with DACS, EAD and Dublin Core
  • Experience with conservation practices for special collections
  • Experience creating or maintaining digital collections
  • Demonstrated interest in the wide variety of disciplines taught at a liberal arts college

Review of applications will begin July 11 and continue until filled. Job Group 2-E.

Employment at Williams is contingent on the verification of background information submitted by the applicant, including the completion of a criminal record check, and education when applicable.

 To apply for this position, please visit staff-careers.williams.edu. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via phone at (413) 597-4247 or email at hr@williams.edu.

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Teen Services Librarian, Nashua Public Library, Nashua, NH

PRIMARY DUTIES

This full-time (40 hour) position in a public library will include some evening and weekend hours. The person in this position manages all aspects of the teen department including budgeting, collection development, programming and departmental goals. Supervises the teen department staff, oversees the teen room and develops departmental policies and procedures. Acts as a liaison to the middle and high schools and other civic organizations serving teens to actively promote library services. Coordinates the teen volunteer program. Participates on the reference team providing direct customer service and acts as an instructor in the library's computer class program. Participates in the library's online presence including contributing to the blog, social media outlets and other web-based technologies. 

MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

MLS from an ALA accredited school, minimum of 3 years of library experience. Applicant must have excellent communication skills and demonstrated aptitude for serving the public, especially teens. The preferred candidate will be creative, have some supervisory experience, a proven track record of implementing innovative library services, and experience implementing web 2.0 technologies to engage a targeted population. The successful candidate must enjoy working directly with teens.

HOURS WORKED:       40 hrs/wk, includes evenings & weekends

AFFILIATION:              AFT LOCAL #4831

STARTING SALARY:   Starting annual salary not to exceed not to exceed $44,000, Grade 8

Submit application at: http://applitrack.com/nashua/onlineapp/

APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL POSITION IS FILLED

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Archivist & Records Manager, Wheaton College, Norton, MA

Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Library and Information Services, the Archivist and Records Manager has primary responsibility for the Records and Information Management (RIM) program of Wheaton College and for managing the daily operation of the College Archives. The Archivist and Records Manager works with administrative departments to create records schedules and assists administrators with effective management of college records in all formats. 

Job Requirements
  • ALA-accredited MLS with archival or records management certification, OR the equivalent in work experience or education, required
  • Minimum three years professional employment experience in an academic institution or in records management required.
  • Proficiency with desktop technology tools, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, etc.
  • Supervisory experience strongly preferred
  • Experience with computer applications as they relate to archives strongly preferred 
Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/4cpwks29jc

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Collections Initiatives Librarian, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, TN

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Library seeks an innovative and dynamic professional for the position of Collections Initiatives Librarian in the Library's Collection Services Department. Reporting to the Head of Collection Services, the Collections Initiatives Librarian will assist with day to day operations across the department, take the lead in our new scholarly communication initiatives, and manage departmental projects as needed. 
 
Full announcement and position description available here:
 
Review of applications begins on June 24, 2016 and continues until position is filled.

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Library Director, Richard Sugden Library, Spencer, MA

The Director of the Richard Sugden Library is a professional position, responsible for management of all aspects of library services in conformity with policies established by the Library Board of Trustees, the regulations of the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, the bylaws of the Town of Spencer, and the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Director is responsible for planning, organizing, staffing, coordinating, reporting, and budgeting of all library services.

The Director serves under the general supervision of the publicly elected Board of Trustees, who develop library policy with the professional advice of the Director. The Director performs regular duties independently, referring to the Board on policy matters. The position of Director is a salaried position under contract per M.G.L. 78:34.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The essential duties of listed below are illustrations of the type of work performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

  1. Plans and initiates library service programs by assessing community needs, collecting and analyzing community and library data, formulating goals, initiating programs in anticipation of or in response to community needs, and evaluating developments in the library field as they are applicable to local needs. Formulates policies governing the library and recommends them to the Library Board for approval.
  2. Assesses trends in library service and makes appropriate recommendations to Trustees for changes and/or additions to the library services offered.
  3. Manages and coordinates library staff of full-time and part-time, professional, paraprofessional, clerical, and maintenance staff. Directly supervises and annually evaluates staff. Provides leadership in establishing effective working relationships and communication, ensuring high quality public services, and encouraging creativity and initiative. Implements personnel policies and town wage and classification bylaws. Recruits, interviews, and recommends to the Board qualified candidates for library positions.
  4. Evaluates, selects, and orders library materials for adults and young adults, including print and non- print materials or delegates and oversees such processes. Researches extensive review material and professional publications. Maintains contact with publishers' representatives. Supervises cataloging of library collections according to national and local standards. Evaluates collection for weeding and discard of materials. Implements periodic inventory of library collections to determine condition, currency, and use of materials. Selects materials in accordance with the Richard Sugden Library materials selection policy and ALA Bill of Rights. Supervises maintenance of library collection records and online public computer catalog.
  5. Administers library budget and accounting system, including municipal appropriation, trust funds, state and federal funds, and gifts and donations. Prepares annual budget request for presentation to the Trustees and the Town Administrator. Serves as library's Chief Procurement Officer. Determines expenditures to stay within appropriation level. Coordinates cooperative purchasing with other municipal departments and state library system. Actively initiates pursuit of supplemental sources of funding, preparing grant proposals to state agencies, foundations, and other organizations, to fund new or supplemental service needs. Coordinates with Friends of the Library and other community service and fundraising organizations and activities. Administers grant funds according to specified guidelines.
  6. Manages library public relations, to promote the library and its services, including issuing publicity releases to local media outlets and web sites for specific and general library programs and services. Addresses community groups and civic organizations.
  7. Coordinates and analyzes library operations, summarizes developments, issues monthly reports on library services and activities to Library Board. Attends Board meetings and acts as liaison between Library Board and staff. Represents the library at meetings of official town boards and committees, local community service boards and organizations, regional and state library agencies, and professional organizations.
  8. Evaluates, implements, and maintains library automation system and various software and hardware associated with technology. Upgrades components as needed. Supervises maintenance and content of library website and other social media. Evaluates and introduces new technology as appropriate. Arranges for or conducts library staff training.
  9. Manages library building to ensure proper maintenance and utilization of library facilities. Analyzes building needs to recommend improvements to Board of Trustees. Ensures safe and efficient conditions for staff and public of all ages within the building and grounds. Plans on-going actions to improve accessibility to library building, materials, and services. Responds to building emergencies and takes appropriate action. Ensures servicing of library equipment (from computers to heating and cooling systems) to maintain proper working order. Contacts and supervises contractors. Recommends vendors to the Board.
  10. Plans, directs, and supervises development and preservation of the town library local history archives collection, in cooperation with the local historical society and Historical Commission. Acts in collaboration with Spencer Historical Society to maintain and provide access to the Spencer Historical Museum.
  11. Directs staff in maintenance of library borrower records, in order to protect confidentiality of records of patron use of library materials, in accordance with local, national, and library policies and procedures.
  12. Issues monthly activity and budget reports to the Board of Trustees, Annual Report to Town, and Annual Financial Report and ARIS statistics to Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners for application for state aid incentive grants.
  13. Directs staff and assists library patrons in the use of the library by advising individual readers with respect to selection of books and use of the online computer catalog. Researches and provides authoritative answers to reference questions. Supervises and participates in desk routines. Supervises use of library equipment by patrons. Directs computer curriculum and training courses for the staff and public.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  1. Thorough knowledge of professional library principles, methods, practices, and materials.
  2. Knowledge of local, regional, state, and federal library regulations.
  3. Ability to develop knowledge of community library needs and interests.
  4. Considerable knowledge of methods of library administration and management, including personnel, planning and budget control.
  5. Considerable knowledge of up-to-date computer equipment, maintenance and repair techniques, operating systems, programs, and networks.
  6. Knowledge of supervisory techniques and practices.
  7. Ability to direct the work of professional, paraprofessional, clerical, maintenance, and volunteer personnel.
  8. Effective skills in oral and written communication for contact with public and staff.
  9. Adaptability, initiative, tact, courtesy, and good judgment.

RECOMMENDED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Master's Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited graduate library school and professional Certificate of Librarianship from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners per M.G.L. 78:22.

A minimum of six (6) or more years of progressively responsible public library experience, including three(3) or more years of budgetary and personnel management experience.

Physical Demands:
Walking and standing from extended periods of time and carrying a reasonable selection of materials between places where they are stored and places where they are used within the library. The employee must occasionally lift and or move up to twenty pounds. Requires heavy lifting or arranging for lifting of cartons of books and supplies, and moving and assembly of furniture and equipment.

Work Environment:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places. The noise level is usually quiet to medium.

To apply:
Submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Lynn Dobson lynndobson@charter.net or Lynn Dobson, Trustee Chair, Richard Sugden Library, 8 Pleasant Street, Spencer, MA, 01562. Cover letters and resumes received by July 15, 2016, will receive priority consideration.

Salary range $51k-$63K.

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Part-Time Technical Services Librarian, Sargent Memorial Library, Boxborough, MA

Duties/Description:
Performs technical Services duties involving cataloging of print and non-print materials, including data entry in the Evergreen ILS and associated physical processing of library materials. Performs the work related to de-accessioning, weeding and disposal of materials identified by library staff for removal from collection. Routinely assists at circulation desk when extra coverage is needed. Schedules and trains library volunteers.

20-23 hours per week including evenings and a regular
Saturday 9:30-3:30 rotation.

This part time position includes pro-rated benefits.

Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree required. MLS coursework in progress preferred. 

Knowledge of basic library cataloging principles and procedures, Dewey Decimal System, MARC record format and computerized data entry. 1 year cataloging experience in an automated library system in a public library setting, Evergreen ILS preferred. Oversees accurate coordination of incoming shipments, packing lists, and invoices; distributes invoices to Library Director for administration of payment

Ability to initiate, organize, and self-direct work responsibilities under minimum supervision. Ability to collaborate and create positive working relationships in a team environment, including limited supervision of volunteers. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

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

Salary: $20.34 to $24.78 in 9 steps

Open until filled

Please send/email cover letter and resume to:
Maureen Strapko, Director
Sargent Memorial Library
427 Mass Ave
Boxborough, MA 01719
mstrapko@cwmars.org

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County Librarian, Alameda County, CA

Please view the Alameda County Librarian brochure for complete information.

Alameda County, an award-winning innovator, seeks its next County Librarian. The Alameda County Library provides innovative and creative library services to 564,695 County residents through ten branch libraries and outreach programs focused on youth, incarcerated individuals and populations with diverse literacy needs. The County is proud of the Library's commitment to 21st century technology, to reaching all its residents and to its partner cities and unincorporated areas. Recent accomplishments include "Tech It Out" programs providing training and access to technology solutions, "Hack the Future" events to develop creativity and innovation in young leaders, promotion of STEM education, and many programs supporting the diverse arts and culture of the region. Established in 1910, Alameda County Library is governed by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors. The Alameda County Library Advisory Commission advises the County Librarian and the Board of Supervisors on library services, as do other local library advisory commissions. The Library is funded by property taxes supplemented by state grants and city contracts for additional operating hours and services. The Alameda County Library Foundation and active auxiliary groups support vital library programs and services. For more information on the Library and Alameda County, visit Alameda Links.

The ideal candidate for County Librarian will maintain and promote the highest standards of integrity and ethics with a strong customer service focus and philosophy. In addition to being fiscally responsible and having the commitment to talent management and diversity in a union environment, the successful candidate will be a strategic thinker and skilled planner, politically astute, proactive and supportive of change in an entrepreneurial environment, and an effective communicator and collaborator. The County Librarian is an at-will Department Head appointed by the Board of Supervisors who reports through and receives overall policy guidance from the County Administrator. As the Department Head, the County Librarian oversees a Department with 223 full time equivalent employees and an annual operating budget of $ 33.5 million. Challenges and opportunities for the County Librarian include: finalizing and implementing the Master Facilities Plan, succession planning through developing and mentoring senior staff, designing and implementing a branding and marketing campaign, developing and articulating a progressive vision, and working closely with the County Board of Supervisors and county constituents.

Minimum qualifications. The equivalent of one year full-time experience in the class of Deputy County Librarian in the Alameda County classified service; or possession of a Master's degree in library and information science; and the equivalent of five years full-time increasingly responsible professional library experience that includes at least two years in an administrative capacity in a large public library system or as a Director of a Public Library; or a combination of training, education and experience that is equivalent to one of the patterns listed above that will provide the required knowledge and abilities. Please see County Librarian for the complete position description.

Compensation. The annual salary range is $135,928.00 to $190,299.20 with placement based upon the selected candidate's experience and salary history. In addition to a competitive salary, the County offers an excellent benefits package.

For further information, contact Bradbury Associates/Miller Associates via email or phone. To start the application process, send a cover letter and your résumé as Word or pdf attachments to Dan Bradbury on or before the closing date of July 8, 2016. 

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Head of Technical Services (part-time), Patten Free Library, Bath, ME

Head of Technical Services - Part Time

Start Date: Early August, 2016

The Patten Free Library is a regional public library located in Bath, Maine. It serves a population of over 14,000 from the City of Bath and surrounding towns.

Job Summary: The person in this position is responsible for managing all activities of the Technical Services Department including acquisitions, cataloging and classification, and processing of library materials. This person also supervises a part-time cataloger and volunteers. This is a 20 hour per week position.

Responsibilities:

  • Supervises all activities related to technical services including acquisitions, classification and cataloging, materials processing, and serials management.
  • Performs original and copy cataloging of library materials in a consortial setting.
  • Supervises, trains, schedules, and evaluates Department staff and volunteers.
  • Develops, implements, and evaluates policies and procedures for the Department.
  • Attends professional meetings, workshops, and conferences.
  • Assists and advises the Director with the composition and implementation of library policies. May serve on library and/or Board committees.
  • Participates and cooperates with other department heads and the Director in achieving the overall objectives and goals of the Library.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Performance Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics:

  • Cataloging experience, especially of archival materials.
  • Thorough knowledge of library principles, policies, and procedures, especially related to technical services.
  • Good knowledge of automated library systems and office applications.
  • Working knowledge of library acquisitions procedures.
  • Ability to understand and carry out complex oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to assign, supervise, and review the work of others.
  • Ability to perform close, detailed work involving considerable visual concentration.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills for working effectively with staff, volunteers, and patrons.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills.
  • Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position: standing, bending, lifting, and pushing and pulling book carts.

Benefits: Retirement benefits

Hourly Rate: $21.23

Minimum Qualifications: A Master's Degree in Library and/or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution. At least three years' experience working in a technical services department.

To apply, please email cover letter and resume to Lesley Dolinger, Director, at: lesley.dolinger@patten.lib.me.us

Review of applications will begin immediately.

Website: www.patten.lib.me.us

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Call for Proposals: ALISE 2017 Research Grant Program Competition

The Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) is now accepting proposals for the 2017 Research Grant Program Competition. An award of one or more grants totaling $5,000 may be made to support research broadly related to education for library and information science. The Research Grant Award cannot be used to support doctoral dissertation research.  

 Deadline for submissions is October 1, 2016. At least one applicant in a group submitting a proposal must be a personal member of ALISE as of the deadline date. Award recipients will be notified by the end of 2016 and will be honored at the 2017 ALISE Annual Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. 

 For additional information about the competition or to submit a proposal, please go to the ALISE website.  


Call for Proposals: ALISE 2017 Research Grant Program Competition

The Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) is now accepting proposals for the 2017 Research Grant Program Competition. An award of one or more grants totaling $5,000 may be made to support research broadly related to education for library and information science. The Research Grant Award cannot be used to support doctoral dissertation research.  

 Deadline for submissions is October 1, 2016. At least one applicant in a group submitting a proposal must be a personal member of ALISE as of the deadline date. Award recipients will be notified by the end of 2016 and will be honored at the 2017 ALISE Annual Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. 

 For additional information about the competition or to submit a proposal, please go to the ALISE website.  

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Library Clerk, Quincy College, Quincy, MA

Reporting to the Director of Library Services and the Dean of the Plymouth Campus, the Library Clerk is an entry level administrative staff member whose duty is to assist in managing the library's front desk. This includes: checking books in/out; renewing books; pulling books daily from the library shelves in accordance with OCLN "holding book" request reports and preparing them for transport to the borrowing libraries; supervising student employees assigned to the front desk; collecting data and preparing/running reports for statistical purposes; answering basic informational questions; troubleshooting student computer issues, etc.

Essential Functions:
  • Check books and AVs in/out; Manage all circulation functions. Troubleshoot circulation problems/issues. 
  • Develop correspondence to library users about overdue items or other circulation issues.
  • Pursue and resolve network delivery questions and issues
  • Renew book and AVs; pull books daily from the library shelves in accordance with OCLN "holding book" request reports and prepare them for transport to the borrowing libraries;
  • Collect data and prepare/run reports for statistical purposes; Provides trending reports. 
  • Answer basic informational questions; provide initial level reference assistance including instruction in the selection and use of library resources.
  • Provide troubleshooting assistance with student computer issues, etc. Oversee operation of the Library Computer Lab and general use computer equipment.; serve as point of contact with IT on problem resolution.
  • Oversee the reserve collection; manage ordering of reserve materials; track changes in required texts per semester. 
  • Process new materials short of full cataloging records.
  • Assist with initial processing of new reserve titles, tracking usage, putting faculty requested material on reserve, etc. 
  • Check in print journals received, process and shelve journal issues; investigate and negotiate journal prices. 
  • Remove outdated journal issues and de-accession them from OCLN holdings reports; claim missing or damaged journal issues.
  • Supervi