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Summer Program, University of California, Los Angeles, CA

From August 7-11, 2017, California Rare Book School is offering a one-week, intensive course, "Developing & Administering Collections of African American Resources." This course taught by Archives and Special Collections Consultant, Tamar Evangelestia-Dougherty examines the development of African American archival, manuscript, art and rare book collections and will explore both traditional and innovative approaches to building these resources. The course will take place in Los Angeles on the UCLA campus. This course will be beneficial for any persons who work in African American archives, museums, historical societies, cultural organizations, historic sites or others who have interests in the objectives advancing black history.

Application process: Due to the limited class size, participation is by application only.

Some tuition scholarships are available. The scholarship application deadline is June 9. For application forms and for more information about the course and other courses offered by CalRBS, go to the California Rare Book School website: www.calrbs.org.

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Collection Development Analyst EBSCO Information Services Ipswich, MA

Job Description:

EBSCO Information Services (EIS) provides a complete and optimized research solution comprised of e-journals, e-books, and research databases -- all combined with the most powerful discovery service to support the information needs and maximize the research experience of our end-users. Headquartered in Ipswich, MA, EIS employs more than 3,300 people worldwide. We are the leader in our field due to our cutting-edge technology, forward-thinking philosophy, and top-notch workforce. EIS, a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., based in Birmingham, AL, is ranked in the top 200 of the nation's largest, privately held corporations according to Forbes magazine. EBSCO is a company that will motivate you, inspire you, and allow you to grow. We are looking for the best. If you are too, we encourage you to explore our unique opportunities.

Collection Development Analyst

The Collection Development Analyst will support the title selection, subject headings, and evaluation processes associated with H.W. Wilson Core Collections, Book Review Digest, and Sears List of Subject Headings. The Analyst applies knowledge and skills to manage and ensure the high quality, completeness, accuracy, and currency of the content included in the products mentioned above and performs competitive intelligence for all related content.

Primary Responsibilities:

Responsible for maintaining in-house databases, including MA Access management, data entry, querying and exporting content, creating and maintaining automation routines, including updates and exports. Important duties will include: database cleanup, database management, quality control over data entering the database.
Assist in implementing and refining policies and strategies for title-level collection development, cataloging, and indexing.
Perform various product level quality control measures to ensure overall integrity of title selection database.
Interact with content repositories.
Work with internal groups to assure timely transmission of data, product schedules and title management (including description updates, new title suggestions, title replacements, etc.)
Utilizes existing Editorial tools and workflow to interact with content repositories, including addition and updating of content.
Monitors source web sites for new or updated content.
Assist in creation of cataloging records for Core Collections --as needed.
Contribute to indexing of book records using Sears List of Subject Headings and Dewey Decimal Classification System.
Update metadata associated with book records.
Additional projects as required.

Requirements:

  • Master of Library and Information Science or equivalent 1-3 years of library work experience
  • Experience (1-3 years) and/ or thorough knowledge of collection development, cataloging, and classification principles and practices
  • Familiarity with bibliographic metadata. Knowledge of the publishing industry and/or publishing taxonomies
  • Reading interest in a wide variety of books, genres, and reading levels
  • Intermediate to advanced MS Office skills, some experience with MS Access

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2-4 years of library work experience
  • 2-4 years of collection development, cataloging, and classification experience
  • Knowledge of the publishing industry
  • Intermediate to advanced MS Access skills
  • Ability to create and use macros, queries, or write scripts to manage data
  • Ability to function in a team environment and manage multiple priorities
  • Ability to identify relevant content for specific library markets
  • Experience with categorizing titles into predefined categories, standardized classifications
  • Flexibility and the capacity to embrace change in a dynamic and evolving organization
  • Demonstrated problem-solving, work-flow analysis, and project management skills
  • Excellent time management and prioritization skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Ability to be flexible and creative in approaching daily projects
  • Excellent communication skills, including professional manner in speaking and writing
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Willingness to learn new software and systems to accomplish projects
  • Positive attitude and a team player
  • Interest in the competitive publishing landscape

Why the North Shore of Boston and EBSCO are great places to live and work!

Here at EBSCO we will provide relocation assistance to the best and brightest people. We are 45 minutes outside of Boston just minutes from the beach in Ipswich, MA. Ipswich is a part of the North Shore and contains a wide variety of locally owned shops, restaurants, and farms. It is not only a great area to work but to raise a family. Below are resources for you to review to better familiarize yourself with Ipswich and the North Shore area. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to reach out to EBSCO's Talent Acquisition Team.

http://www.massvacation.com/regions-towns/north-of-boston/

http://northofboston.org/

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

Application Instructions:

Visit https://www.ebscohost.com/careers1/jobs.php and search for Job ID 9614

Online Application Address: https://www.ebscohost.com/careers1/jobs.php

Posting Information

Job Location: Ipswich, MA

Job Category: Full-time

Job Function: Analyst, Library and Information Sciences, Other, Research, Technology - Information Science

Degrees: Masters in Library and Information Science

Expiration Date: 7/21/2017

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Part Time Law Librarian AccuFile, Inc. Worcester, MA

Job Description:

AccuFile, Inc., a professional Library services firm, is seeking part-time, Law Librarian in the Worcester area. The Law Librarian performs a wide range of duties in support of the Firm's attorney's and on-site library. 


Responsibilities include: all aspects of managing the law library including legal research and reference assistance. The ideal candidate must be a hands on and highly organized individual.

  • Working knowledge of principles and procedures of professional library work
  • Provide skilled legal and non-legal research using traditional and electronic resources
  • Library operational functions to include rectifying and processing vendor invoices, inter-library loan duties, checking in library material in firms ILS. 
  • Ability to deliver superior service to all internal and external customers and communicate effectively
  • MLS required
  • Law firm or law library experience preferred

Application Instructions: To be considered for this position, please send cover letter and resume to Karen Gatteny at jobs@accufile.com.

Posting Information

Job Location: Worcester, MA

Job Category: Part-Time

Job Function: Law - Library

Degrees: Masters in Library and Information Science

Expiration Date: 6/30/2017

Contact Information

First Name: Karen

Last Name: Gatteny

Address Line 1: 75 Central Street

Address Line 2:

City: Boston

State: MA

Zip: 02190

Phone: 617-728-3500

Email: jobs@accufile.com

Website: www.accufile.com

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Technical Solution Engineer Criteo Boston, MA

Job Description:

Why work for us?

We are innovative, passionate, fearless, creative, driven, and adaptable. Our core values are at the heart of who we are. We have a spontaneous and vibrant culture, and we truly believe in team spirit and collaboration. 

  • 100% premium coverage of Healthcare Plan. When apples aren't enough
  • Competitive compensation. Be fancy
  • Career advancement with global mobility opportunities. A little bit of "Je ne sais quoi"
  • Vacation policy. Because your mom misses you
  • Happy hour, snacks, arcade/game rooms. Eat. Drink. Be merry
  • Travel & reimbursement options. Until jetpacks are a thing
  • 401(k) fully vested matching. Basically free $$$$


*Featured in Crain's New York Business Top 50 Best Places to Work in NYC (2012, 2013)

Why join Criteo? Watch and see for yourself. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scrKoV4gNz4&list=UUjnissELP_xzPcMcbnKBZKA 

Overview
As a Technical Solution Engineer, you will be joining a specialized team that is responsible for the technical relationship of our advertising clients and partners. In this position, you will support cross-functional teams of Engineering, Sales and Account Strategy members to leverage emerging technologies for our external clients/partners. From concept design and testing to data analysis and support, you will oversee the technical execution and business operations of Criteo's online advertising platforms and partnerships. You'll be working on some of Criteo's most innovative and high profile Advertising platforms.

You will be the technical face of Criteo, working closely alongside our Sales, Account Strategy, Operations and Engineering functions, acting as the expert in your area. You will be able to balance business and partner needs with technical constraints, develop innovative cutting edge solutions and act as a Criteo wizard to those you are working with. You will also help to build tools and automate products, oversee the technical execution and business operations of Criteo's client partnerships, as well as help develop product strategy and prioritize projects and resources.

What will you be doing?

  • Work closely with our sales, strategy and business intelligence teams. Identify, develop, and optimize the new and existing business opportunities with advertising clients and partners by leveraging Criteo's products and innovative technologies.
  • Develop cutting-edge solutions as the technical lead on projects and provide consulting services to our partners. Build lasting relationships and be sensitive to internal/external client needs.
  • Assist and collaborate with partners in their day-to-day challenges by delivering innovative and scalable solutions and troubleshooting problems.
  • Perform implementation reviews, evangelize new product features, and provide partner feedback to internal cross-functional teams including Sales, Account Strategy, Business Intelligence, Product Management and Engineering.

What do we require from you?

  • Degree in Computer Science or related technical subject or equivalent practical experience.
  • Experience with web technologies such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and HTTP required
  • Experience in one or more programming languages, including SQL, PHP and XML preferred
  • Strong ability to collaborate with, communicate with, and manage advertising client and partner relationships
  • Proven ability to adapt your message to the technical level of the audience and comfort presenting technical materials to groups of any size and background.
  • Ability to prioritize responsibilities and deliver within tight timelines
  • Excellent problem solving, analytical and troubleshooting skills.
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S. for any employer


Join us to contribute to one of the fastest growing, leading edge technologies in online industry. We work hard, play hard and we share the same passion for e-Commerce, Advertising and Technology. We value team work, openness, technical innovation, and results-orientated thinking. Criteo corporate culture is all about attracting and retaining the best talent.

Application Instructions: Apply Online

Online Application Address: www.criteo.com

Posting Information

Job Location: Boston, MA

Job Category: Full-time

Job Function: Technology - Information Science, Technology - Internet-E-commerce, Technology - Network Adminstrator, Technology - Other

Expiration Date: 8/13/2017

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Technology Instructor - Tech Key Action for Boston Community Development, Inc. Boston, MA

Job Description:

Provides classroom instruction to help prepare students to successfully pass the tests required to obtain CompTia A+, CompTia Network+, and Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certifications. Develop curriculum, lesson plan, and instructor guides for preparation courses. Deliver training to clients in both classroom and lab learning settings. Provide student support via telephone, email, and set weekly office hours. Track attendance and provide updates to project manager on a weekly basis. Work collaboratively with ITS department to ensure curriculum and internship goals and objectives are aligned. Perform other related duties as assigned from time to time. 
Please note: This position is temporary until April 30, 2018.

Application Instructions:

Minimum of a high school diploma/GED and 2-3 years teaching, teaching aid or instructional experience in a technology field required. CompTia A+ and CompTia Network+ certifications also required. Experience teaching/instructing in CompTia A+, CompTia Network+ or Microsoft Office 2013 and 2016 certification courses highly preferred. Demonstrated ability to deliver high quality classroom training, instructional aptitude and mixture of strong technical and interpersonal client facing skills. Exceptional presentation skills, strong verbal and written communication skills. Proven ability to quickly learn all aspects of technical software. Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse, educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

Online Application Address: abcdaccess.net

Posting Information

Job Location: Boston

Job Category: Full-time

Job Function: Education/Academia - Other, Social Work/Human Services , Technology - Information Science, Technology - Other

Expiration Date: 8/17/2017

Contact Information

First Name: Margaret

Last Name: Roberts

Address Line 1: 178 Tremont St.

Address Line 2:

City: Boston

State: MA

Zip: 02111

Phone: 617-348-6695

Email: hr@bostonabcd.org

Website: http://bostonabcd.org/

 

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Young Adult Librarian, Belmont Public Library, Belmont, MA

The Belmont Public Library seeks a creative, enthusiastic individual to join the reference department as the Young Adult Librarian. The ideal candidate would enjoy manga, graphic novels, dystopian fantasies, spending time crafting, planning young adult events and working with new technologies. The ideal candidate would also be skilled in tracking down information and helping with homework and have a natural rapport with young adult patrons.

Plans, organizes and implements programs appropriate for and appealing to middle and high school students. Develops these programs in collaboration with the schools, other community groups, and other library staff.

Seeks input from teens, parents, and others who work with teens to ensure library programs meet the needs of Belmont constituents. Uses social media, the Library's website and print materials to publicize programs and expand the Library's audience.

Provides instruction on information literacy and the use of Library resources and new technologies. Researches and selects materials for acquisition and weeding. Manages a budget for young adult materials and programs. Sets up and maintains furnishings, displays and collections that make the young adult room welcoming and comfortable for teens. Recruits, trains, supervises and develops projects for young adult volunteers. Maintains current knowledge of young adult literature and related library services and resources.

As a member of the Reference Department, the Young Adult Librarian also assists patrons of all ages in using library resources and services. Other related duties as assigned.

Requires a Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school with one year public library experience in young adult programs or reference and working knowledge of library work principles and practices, young adult programs and literature, and library resources and information, or any combination of education and experience.

This position is part of the Belmont Librarian's Association union. Appointment to this position is contingent on satisfactory results of a pre-employment physical exam, drug screening and CORI background check. The hourly pay range is $27.0194 - $32.3918 and includes a full benefit package with four weeks of vacation.

Resumes with the Required Town of Belmont Application accepted at the HR Department, 455 Concord Avenue, Belmont, MA 02478 or humanresources@belmont-ma.gov or fax 617-993-2741 by the closing date of June 2, 2017. EOE.

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Assistant Director for Collections and Resource Management, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ

William Paterson University invites applications for a twelve month tenure-track position as Assistant Director for Collections and Resource Management.

Reporting to the Dean of Library Services, The Assistant Director for Collections and Resource Management provides leadership, vision and overall management of Cheng Library's Resource Management Division, which covers all library technical services personnel, operations, and departments, and is a member of the library's management and planning team. S/he participates in strategic planning, development of new initiatives, policy development, and library governance. The Assistant Director participates in the Library's User Education and Liaison programs, and serves on Library, University, regional and national committees, as appropriate. The Resource Management Division includes the Periodicals & Interlibrary Loan, Cataloging, Library Information Systems, and Acquisitions departments.

Required Qualifications: An ALA-accredited master's degree and a second master's (or doctoral) degree in a field relevant to the University curriculum; Demonstrated strong communication, analytical, interpersonal and leadership skills; Evidence of extensive knowledge about library technical service operations, trends, and best practices; A minimum of eight years of progressively responsible academic library employment, including supervisory and administrative experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Front-line experience working in at least one core area of library technical services; experience with budgeting; experience working with the Voyager System; work experience with diverse populations.

William Paterson University is a public institution of higher learning. The University offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate academic programs which range from liberal arts and sciences to pre-professional and professional programs; it enrolls nearly 11,500 students from across the country and from over 40 nations. The University is situated on a beautiful, 370 acres suburban campus in Wayne, New Jersey, just twenty miles west of New York City.

Candidates should submit a letter of application, CV, and contact information for three (3) professional references to Pamela Vovchuk at LibrarySearch@wpunj.edu or via mail to her at William Paterson University, 300 Pompton Road, Cheng Library, Wayne, NJ 07470. Electronic submission preferred. Must reference Job Code in letter of application. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. For additional information about the University visit www.wpunj.edu.

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

https://wpconnect.wpunj.edu/emps/jobs/positions2.cfm?job=27415

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Librarian, Dobbs Ferry Public Library, Dobbs Ferry, NY

Dobbs Ferry, NY, a village located on the Hudson River 30 minutes north of NYC, with a population of 11,000, is seeking a Librarian I for the Public Library. The successful candidate will be joining a team that is looking to move the library ahead into the future by becoming the "go to" place for community engagement. Further information about Dobbs Ferry may be found on the Village website: www.dobbsferry.com

The minimum qualifications for the Librarian I position are:

  • A Masters degree in Library Science from a library school accredited by the American Library Association or recognized by the New York State Education Department as following acceptable education practices
  • A New York State Public Libraries Professional Certificate

Required Knowledges, skills and abilities:

  • Great customer service skills, tact and courtesy when dealing with staff and/or the public
  • Knowledge of website management  and a willingness to collaborate on the creation of a new website
  • A good grasp of technology, able to troubleshoot and provide problem solving solutions / work with patrons and staff with our evolving MakerSpace program including the use / instruction in 3D printing
  • Ability to market the library using social media and email newsletters
  • Ability to work with groups large and small
  • Ability to express ideas clearly and communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • A good grasp of modern Principles and practices of library science
  • Ability to perform as a team member in planning and implementation of automation
  • Ability to work with computers in the creation / maintenance of spreadsheets, word documents, e-mail, and database software
  • Ability to plan and implement library programs
  • Ability to plan, coordinate and supervise the work of others
  • Ability to read, write, speak, understand and communicate in English sufficiently to perform the duties of the position
  • Ability to package and move books and other materials from area to area within the library and at any satellite location as may be required

To Apply:

  1. Visit https://exams.westchestergov.com/webexam/home/welcome.htm
  2. Click on the "Continuous Recruitment Exams" tab at the top of the page.
  3. Select "Open to All" to view all open examination announcements.
  4. Click on the Occupational Category "Library Services".
  5. Select the exam # 62-705 Librarian I (Local) and add it to the cart.
  6. Click "Apply Now" and follow the instructions to create an account or log-in.

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Reference & Instructional Librarian, Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH

Job Description

Saint Anselm College, a Catholic, liberal arts college in the Benediction tradition, is seeking an energetic, forward-thinking librarian to join a collaborative team in its reference and instruction department at Geisel Library. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong service orientation coupled with an enthusiasm for creative approaches to teaching that will promote increased information literacy among students. This position reports to the Head of Reference & Instructional Services.

Responsibilities include:

  • Design and conduct instructional sessions as part of the library's well-developed information literacy program for the core curriculum
  • Offer liaison services to several academic departments, including subject-tailored information literacy instruction, creation of research guides, assistance with collection development, and general outreach
  • Provide general reference services by helping patrons with their informational and research needs at the reference desk, during individual appointments, and online
  • Oversee the creation and enhancement of online learning objects such as specialized research guides and multimedia tutorials
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of library assessment initiatives
  • Conduct outreach activities to faculty and to on- and off-campus organizations, in order to promote library services and educate these groups about effective use of library resources
  • Participate in the selection of new reference materials and research databases for addition to the library's physical and online collections
  • Stay current with evolving information technologies and how they could be employed to advance the library's mission

Required Skills 

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in library science from an ALA-accredited program
  • Academic background or working experience in nursing or other health-related discipline
  • Knowledge of major research resources used in academic libraries
  • Familiarity with information literacy standards and frameworks
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a collegial environment
  • Ability to manage and prioritize projects
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Understanding of trends and technologies impacting library services in higher education
  • Commitment to professional achievement and growth
  • Flexible schedule to include Sunday 2-10pm shift during the academic term

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated teaching experience, including knowledge of effective instructional methods and experience with developing lesson plans and in-class exercises
  • Experience with meeting informational needs at a reference desk or similar setting 

Successful candidates will be able to assist the college to further its strategic goals for institution-wide diversity and inclusiveness.

Position Type Full-Time/Regular

To Apply

Visit the Saint Anselm College Employment Opportunities (http://www.anselm.edu/Faculty-and-Staff/Human-Resources/Employment-Opportunities.htm) page for more information and to apply online. Applications MUST be submitted electronically through the online application system.

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Researcher, Telecommute

Researcher needed to find and copy the letters written during the Civil War by Charles and William Dwight in the MA Historical Center archives. Interested in letters they wrote while with the 70th New York Volunteers Infantry. William left the 70th in 1862. I do not know how long Charles was with the 70th New York.

Compensation:
* will pay copying expenses and mailing costs
* will pay, $20.00 per hour, up to $60.00
* if project takes more time, I will work with the researcher to determine scope and costs

Timeframe: complete by end of July, preferred. By end of August for sure.

Letter, or disc with files of the letters, along with a bill detailing time and costs, should be sent to:
Charlotte Shover
Box 177
Shell Lake, WI  54871
Cshover@lightblast.net

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On-Call Library Staff, Millis Public Library, Millis, MA

The Town of Millis is seeking candidates for a temporary part-time 'on call' Library Assistant (Circulation) at the Millis Public Library. Hours not to exceed 18 hours per week.

Candidates should possess a working knowledge of library methods and procedures, ability to work with the public, and computer skills. Public service experience working with adults, teens, and children preferred. Specific work schedule to be determined.

Qualifications

Education and Experience

Association's Degree or two years of college course work is desirable; one year of clerical or library experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Ability, and Skill

  • Working knowledge of library methods and procedures. Knowledge of library referencing system.
  • Ability to perform all duties associated with circulation, cataloging, maintaining and updating library registration, etc. Ability to work accurately and pay close attention to detail. Ability to use a computer and office machines.
  • Excellent customer service skills.

Applications available here: http://millis.net/pages/MillisMA_Webdocs/Employment%20Application.pdf

Salary is $13.94 per hour with no benefits.

How to Apply

Submit applications to contact@millislibrary.org or to the Town Administrator's Office, 900 Main Street, Millis, MA 02054.

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Library Assistant, Millis Public Library, Millis, MA

The Town of Millis is seeking candidates for the position of Library Assistant, 13 hours per week in the Millis Public Library. This is a part-time, non-benefited position. Candidates should possess a working knowledge of library procedures, ability to use a computer, and experience working with the public.

Qualifications Excellent customer service.

Salary $13.94 to $17.02 per hour

Application form: http://millis.net/pages/MillisMA_Webdocs/Employment%20Application.pdf

Submit applications to contact@millislibrary.org or to the Town Administrator's Office, 900 Main Street, Millis, MA 02054.

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Innovative Programming Librarian, Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth, ME

The Thomas Memorial Library is seeking a creative, enthusiastic, and innovative individual for the full-time position of Innovative Programming Librarian. After opening a newly renovated and expanded facility in February of 2016, the Thomas Memorial Library is looking towards its bright future. Offering educational, entertaining, and enriching programming for our community has always been an integral part of what we do, but with our wonderful new library we are looking to take our commitment to community programming to another level. This position will focus on coordinating, planning, and executing such programming, along with building community relations and being an active face of the Library while assisting patrons at the public service desk.

If you are passionate about the positive impacts that a public library can make in a community, then this position may be for you. A bachelor's degree is required, Master's in Library Science preferred (current MLS students and recent graduates are welcome to apply). For a full list of qualifications and job duties, please see the Innovative Programming Librarian job description on our website: http://www.thomasmemoriallibrary.org/employment

This is a full time position with excellent benefits through the Town of Cape Elizabeth. It will include regular evening and Saturday hours. Salary range is $37,500 to $39,500 depending on qualifications and experience.

To apply:
Submit resume, cover letter, and three (3) references by Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 5:00 pm, via email to kneugebauer@thomas.lib.me.us or via mail :
Kyle Neugebauer
Thomas Memorial Library
6 Scott Dyer Road
Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107

About Cape Elizabeth: Extending 12 miles into open ocean, rimmed by craggy shores and sandy beaches, Cape Elizabeth marks the entrance to spectacular Casco Bay. The Town is home to Two Lights State Park, Crescent Beach State Park, and Fort Williams Park, site of Portland Head Light, the most photographed lighthouse in the world.

The Thomas Memorial Library/Town of Cape Elizabeth is an equal opportunity employer.

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Call for Participation: iConference 2018

iConference 2018 takes place March 25-28, 2018, in Sheffield, UK. This is our thirteenth annual gathering of scholars, researchers and professionals who share an interest in the critical information issues of contemporary society. The theme of this first-ever UK-based iConference is "Transforming Digital Worlds" and the aim is to bring together thinkers and leaders from academia, industry and not-for-profit organisations, to discuss emerging challenges and potential solutions for information and data management in our rapidly changing world.
iConference 2018 is jointly organised by two of the UK's iSchools: The University of Sheffield's Information School and the iSchool at Northumbria. iConference 2018 will be hosted in Sheffield, a city of stunning landscapes - the greenest in Europe, creative, welcoming and rich in culture and history, but with a modern outlook and lots to see and do.
As always, the iConference will include peer-reviewed papers and posters, as well as workshops and sessions for interaction and engagement, interspersed with multiple opportunities for networking. As well as tracks related to the conference theme, we shall be continuing with the iSchool Best Practices and iSchools and Industry Partnership tracks that were introduced last year. Early career and next generation researchers can engage in the Doctoral Student Colloquium and the Early Career Colloquium.
For the first time, the conference proceedings will be published in Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science series and will therefore be indexed by major services such as Web of Science and Scopus. The papers will be published as Green Open Access allowing them to be deposited in institutional repositories as well as in the open access Illinois Digital Environment for Access to Learning and Scholarship (IDEALS).
The iConference is presented by the iSchools organization, a worldwide consortium of information schools dedicated to advancing the information field, and preparing students to meet the information challenges of the 21st Century. Affiliation with the iSchools is not a prerequisite of participation; we encourage all information scholars and practitioners to take part in the conference. Please share the above with your friends and colleages in the information community.

Submission Information

Submissions will be accepted through Sept. 18, 2017, via our ConfTool submission system. All work should be original and not previously published.Visit the submission area of your interest for more specific submission instructions:

Timeline

  • July 2017: Open for submissions
  • 18 September 2017: Deadline for all submissions except Dissertation Award
  • 16 October 2017: Deadline for Doctoral Dissertation Award nominations
  • mid-October 2017: Workshop decisions announced
  • Mid-November 2017: Decisions announced for all remaining tracks except Dissertation Award
  • Mid-November 2017: Early Registration opens
  • 15 December 2017: Final versions deadline (papers and posters)
  • mid-December 2017: Doctoral Dissertation Award results announced
  • 19 January 2018: Early bird registration ends; Regular Registration begins
  • 28 February, 2018: Regular Registration ends; Late Registration begins
  • 25 March 2018: Conference begins

Important Links

Questions

Visit our Conference Organizers page for chair-contact information specific to each track. Questions and media inquiries about the iConference in general can be sent to Conference Coordinator, Clark Heideger.

Hosts

The Information School at Sheffield and The iSchool at Northumbria University

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

Evenings, 4pm - 8:30pm and alternating Saturday mornings, 8:30am - 12pm.

General Summary:

North Shore Community College seeks an enthusiastic and service-oriented Library Assistant reporting to the Coordinator of Library Services on the Lynn campus. The Library Assistant will work collaboratively with a team of staff in the public services area to ensure that our students, faculty, and staff have access to all the print and digital resources available to them through the NSCC library. The successful candidate must enjoy working with our diverse community of users.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Provides a welcoming and helpful first contact to students, faculty, and staff entering the library
  • Assists with circulation and reserves functions for the library
  • Offers assistance in directing those needing information to the proper staff person in the library or elsewhere on campus
  • Assists with collection maintenance projects
  • Runs daily request list and retrieves items to fill interlibrary loan requests
  • Assists in maintaining copiers, printers, and other library equipment
  • Shelves materials in the correct location upon being returned to the library
  • Assists with the collection and record keeping of funds collected in the library in accordance with college policy
  • Serves as a backup for other library staff in their absence
  • Assists with clerical functions including data entry, photocopying, and other tasks as assigned
  • Assists in the opening and/or closing of the Lynn campus library for evenings and Saturdays
  • Helps to maintain the library in good order
  • Performs other duties, as required

Requirements:

  1. High school diploma or equivalent.
  2. Attention to detail and solid organizational skills.
  3. Strong interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to interact with people.
  4. Reliability and dependability are extremely important.
  5. Comfort learning and teaching others how to use new technology and applications.
  6. Experience maintaining and troubleshooting computers and printers.
  7. Prior customer service experience.

Preferred:

  1. Ability to work independently and collaboratively to achieve common goals;
  2. Interest in learning about and gaining experience working in a library.

Additional Information:

Salary: $14.93 per hour

STARTING DATE: August 30th, 2017

North Shore Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate on basis of race, creed, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information, maternity leave, and national origin in its education programs or employment pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 151B and 151C, Title VI, Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX, Education Amendments of 1972; Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Americans with Disabilities Act, and regulations promulgated there under, 34 C.F.R. Part 100 (Title VI), Part 106 (Title IX) and Part 104 (Section 504). All inquiries concerning application of the above should be directed to Thanh Giddarie, Director of Human Resources, Affirmative Action Officer, and Coordinator of Title IX and Section 504, at 978 739-5470, 1 Ferncroft Rd. Danvers, MA 01923.

Application Instructions:

Please submit resume and cover letter indicating how your experience matches the qualifications of the position no later than Friday, June 23rd, 2017.

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Reading Room Student Assistant, Schlesinger Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Eligibility: This position is a pre-professional position open to currently enrolled students.

Library: The Schlesinger Library draws thousands of researchers each year to study the history of women in America. The collection consists of manuscript collections of individuals, families, and organizations, with particular strengths in women's rights, suffrage, feminism, health and sexuality, social reform, and education. Some collections of note are the papers of Betty Friedan, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, June Jordan, Julia Child, Pauli Murray, and Judy Chicago, and the records of the National Organization for Women. In addition, the library's book and periodical collections cover the full range of research on women as well as writings by women. The library has a particularly strong collection of cookbooks dating from the late 18th century to the present.

Location: In Radcliffe Yard, 2 blocks from Harvard Square. The Yard is between Brattle and Garden Streets in Cambridge. 

Description: Under the supervision of the Research Services Department, Reading Room student assistants work in the Reading Room; help monitor Reading Room security; retrieve and reshelve books, periodicals, manuscript and audiovisual materials; scan materials for researchers; assist with checking in and returning off-site and on-site material; and other light processing projects that may arise. In addition, this person may work at the Registration Desk on the first floor.

Weekly schedule to be determined, will include some Saturdays each month. 35 hours/week: July - end of August; 17 hours/week: September forward

Experience: Required: Ability to interact well with students, faculty, researchers, and staff. Excellent attention to detail. Able to commit to a set weekly schedule. Ability to lift boxes weighing up to 40 pounds. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

Preferred: Interest in women's studies; Reading Room or other Special Collections experience.

Salary: $14.00/hour

To apply: Application deadline: May 27, 2017.

Submit cover letter, resume, and three references to:

Jennifer Fauxsmith, Research Librarian
jennifer_fauxsmith@radcliffe.harvard.edu

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Reserve Services and Resource Sharing Librarian, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Job Description:

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

Position Focus: Reporting to the Director of Access Services, the Reserve Services and Resource Sharing Librarian is responsible for developing, implementing, and administering reserves support and resource sharing services for users served by the Sterling Memorial and Bass Libraries. Responsible for the providing direct oversight of the borrowing, RAPID ILL, and course reserves services for the SML and Bass Libraries and oversee a unit of 4 FTE. Provides expertise and knowledge to the Library in matters relating to Course Reserves, Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery. Works closely with the Access Services Policy Group to establish standards for excellent service, assesses whether service standards are being met, and recommends and implements changes to improve service to Library users that are consistent with the strategic priorities of the Library. Serves on the Ares and ILLiad user groups to develop best practices and ensure that the software and training needs of staff are being adequately met. Assesses use and efficacy of existing reserves services, identifies gaps, and collaborates with others to develop new approaches to support Yale faculty and students. Works closely with colleagues in electronic resources, the Center for Teaching and Learning, and subject liaisons to investigate, develop and implement library access services that support teaching initiatives and the delivery of library content into course management systems at Yale. Works closely with Library IT to ensure that software needs are being met and developed to address new initiatives. Serves as a resource on all course reserves, interlibrary loan, and document delivery matters. Responsible for not only remaining abreast of changes affecting these areas but also for assuming an active role at Yale and within the profession, working to shape and improve services for Library users by establishing and maintaining professional networks and collaborative relationships with other campus service providers and libraries outside of Yale. Recommends and oversees implementation and training of new technologies to meet user needs and improve processing efficiency. Remains informed about copyright issues and accessibility issues and works with the Library, University General Counsel, and the University administration to establish and implement appropriate guidelines for copyright compliance and ADA accommodation.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:
  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school is required; minimum of two years of professional experience. 
  • Proven ability supervising in a high-paced service environment. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, analytical, and communications skills, including the ability to actively listen, understand and articulate user needs. Demonstrated commitment to providing excellent customer service.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize, multi‐task and meet deadlines, and to conceptualize new solutions to problems with creativity and flexibility. Demonstrated experience working with library systems and/or vendors to develop and enhance library services. Strong interest in emerging technologies and service trends.
  • Experience working collegially and cooperatively within and across organizations. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and form and develop collaborative relationships and services with others. 
  • Demonstrated ability to assess services needs and make recommendations for improvement. Demonstrated ability to plan, prioritize, coordinate, and implement projects.
Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments. Librarian ranking information can be found at: http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank.html.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience: Experience working with reserves or resource sharing software and services such as Ares, ILLiad, Relais, sipx, or OCLC

The University and the Library
The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including around 15 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 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://bit.ly/2oK8E7U

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

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Arts Librarian for Access Services, Yale University, New Haven, CT

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

Position Focus: The Arts Librarian for Access Services is responsible for all access services, including digital collections services, in a busy, service-focused visual and performing arts library. Reporting to the Arts Library's Associate Director for Access and Research Services, provides oversight of and assists in the planning for a wide range of library services including: information desks, circulation, course reserves, resource sharing, stacks maintenance, and privileges. Supervises four FTE staff and a corps of student staff for access and digital services. Participates in hiring, training, coaching, and evaluating the work of access and digital services staff members. S/he collaborates with other librarians to provide research support to Arts Library patrons using a wide range of superb digital and print resources, instructional and information technologies. Under the direction of the Associate Director for Access and Research Services, leads the Arts Library Digital Services team comprised of Arts librarians and staff from access services and special collections areas. Works with the team to establish clear digitization workflows, define collecting parameters, and identify appropriate locations for digital assets. Works collaboratively to create and maintain online instructional and research guides and to maintain the Arts Library website. Collaborates with librarians, GIS specialists, DH Lab specialists, archivists and other providers of information resources to support research and teaching. Develops and offers services for providing digital access to resources in the Arts Library and Yale scholarly output in the arts, as part of Yale University's digital collections, working closely with staff in cataloging, systems, and digital collections, representing the public services perspective. 

S/he also serves as the primary library liaison to the School of Architecture and is responsible for providing reference, consultation, collection development, and digital and instructional services. S/he shares responsibility with the Arts Library Management Team for long-range strategic planning for the library, fosters a creative, team-oriented work environment, and facilitates communication and coordination between Arts Library staff members and other units of the Yale University Library system. 
Working in a collaborative environment, helps manage Arts Library circulation, course reserves (electronic and print), resource sharing, stacks maintenance, privileges, and digital projects and services. Provides research support to students and faculty in academic departments and schools through consultations, instruction sessions, and in-person and virtual reference services. Supports research and raises awareness of information resources through outreach efforts. Develops library collections in all formats. Works with the Director of the Arts Library to acquire resources in all formats (print, databases, datasets, images, a/v, etc.). Participates in Yale Library's cross-disciplinary reference, instruction, and outreach programs. Participates in public services strategic planning and policy development focused on public services. Designs projects and brings them to conclusion in a timely manner. Participates in departmental library access services program planning. Participates in library system-wide planning, committees, and work groups, and engages in campus, regional, and national professional organizations and collaborative activities. Participates in professional activities outside of Yale and monitors developments and best practices elsewhere to help ensure the excellence of Yale's collections and research support services. Serves on library committees, working groups, and task forces, and participates in campus, regional, and national professional organizations. May be required to assist with disaster recovery efforts. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:
  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school and a minimum of two years of professional experience are required.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications, analytical ability, and the ability to provide exceptional service to a diverse clientele.
  • Demonstrated ability in designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion. Proven ability with digital projects.
  • Demonstrated ability working collegially, both collaboratively and independently, within a complex organization and rapidly-changing team environment. Demonstrated ability with a user-oriented approach to library public services, including reference, instruction, and outreach.
  • Demonstrated ability with management of digital resources, including one or more of the following: digital image collections, Omeka exhibitions, and/or LibGuides.
Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments. Librarian ranking information can be found at: http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank.html.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience: Advanced degree in the visual arts, art history, or architecture. Experience in an academic library. At least one year of library supervisory experience. Experience with Drupal, HTML, XML, Omeka, Shared Shelf, ArchivesSpace and Aeon.

The University and the Library
The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including around 15 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 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.

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

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://bit.ly/2pdsJpl

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

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Data Stewardship Analyst, Sales Operations, Alkermes, Waltham, MA

Requisition #: 7430

Hiring Manager: Matt O'Connor

Company Overview

Alkermes plc is a fully integrated, global biopharmaceutical company developing innovative medicines for the treatment of central nervous system (CNS) diseases. The company has a diversified commercial product portfolio and a substantial clinical pipeline of product candidates for chronic diseases that include schizophrenia, depression, addiction and multiple sclerosis. Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, Alkermes plc has an R&D center in Waltham, Massachusetts; a research and manufacturing facility in Athlone, Ireland; and a manufacturing facility in Wilmington, Ohio. For more information, please visit Alkermes' website at www.alkermes.com.

This position will be responsible for the stewardship of master data and affiliations for prescribers, accounts and payers. As a member of the Sales Operations team, this position work closely with field teams to process data change requests, research and resolve data issues / discrepancies and update systems. In addition, this position will collaborate with other functions including IT, Legal and Finance and external vendors to ensure the accuracy and completeness of customer master data.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Independently identify and resolve customer data related issues and opportunities
  • Provide direction and guidance to team members to support the resolution of issues
  • Monitor incoming requests, research data issues / discrepancies, make decisions, implement changes in internal systems, communicate decisions back to impacted teams and closeout requests
  • Work with field teams to understand and solve their customer data issues and questions
  • Participate in appropriate trainings to field on processes involving Customer data and support documentation of such training materials
  • Maintain accurate and current profile data for customers including physicians, other healthcare providers, treatment centers, clinics hospitals and payers. Resolve duplicate customer records
  • Validate profile data provided by field teams for new customers. Work collaboratively with home office team for field requests requiring additional home office support
  • Use Alkermes customer relationship management (CRM) Master Data Management (MDM) application, third party licensure databases and online research to update customer profiles
  • Create and maintain customer exception reports using SQL, CRM, or MDM report building functions to identify and correct inaccurate customer data attributes
  • Create and maintain department work instructions for customer management
  • Monitor sample requests in Veeva CRM
  • Provide standard and ad hoc reports to Alkermes functional areas
  • Participate in CRM , MDM, and Sales Reporting system enhancement meetings. Support requirement gathering, collaborate with commercial IT, and conduct user testing of new enhancements

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Experience supporting pharmaceutical field sales and data with 1-2 years' experience
  • Experience with Veeva CRM or Informatica MDM preferred

Knowledge / Skills Needed

  • Effective problem solving
  • Strong attention to detail and focus on data accuracy
  • Good written and verbal communication skills with the ability to develop and articulate recommendations
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications including Excel and PowerPoint
  • Flexibility to quickly learn new system applications and business processes

Personal Attributes Needed

  • Satisfaction from successfully supporting a field sales team
  • Determination to ensure customer data is accurate and complete
  • Ability to work with individuals in different functional areas
  • Ability to meet deadlines and multi-task

Alkermes, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant because of race, creed, color, age, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression and identity, disability, genetic information, veteran status, military status, application for military service or any other class protected by state or federal law.

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Digital Librarian, National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA), Washington, DC

The National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) is seeking to hire a full-time Digital Librarian to support the Unemployment Insurance Digital Library for Integrity (UIDL). This is a remote work/teleworking position. Occasional domestic travel may be required to assist at conferences, meetings, or trainings.

Project Description

The Unemployment Insurance Integrity Center (Center), a division of NASWA, has been formed in partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) Office of Unemployment Insurance and the New York State Department of Labor to provide innovative tools, training, and support to states in their efforts to reduce improper payments and combat unemployment insurance (UI) fraud. Among other projects, the Center is tasked with establishing the Unemployment Insurance Digital Library for Integrity (UIDL).

The central purpose of the UIDL is to provide easy access to resources that will support state UI agencies in their efforts to reduce improper payments and fraud in their programs. The vision is that this innovative and comprehensive online repository will serve as a one-stop shop for unemployment integrity information.

The UIDL is a brand-new library, with system and content development ongoing. The library currently is nearing go-live, which is anticipated to occur in July 2017.

Responsibilities

The Digital Librarian reports to the Center Project Manager who leads on the Digital Library task. In collaboration with one other Digital Librarian, s/he is responsible for the following:

  • Executing daily library operations, including: reviewing library administrator reports (link checker, chat, etc) and addressing any issues identified therein; reviewing, adding, or removing library content; providing technical, research, and reference support to library users; and monitoring the library for emergent bugs, issues, or suspicious activity, initiating problem resolution.
  • Coordinating with other Digital Library team members in the continuous curation of resources for the UIDL. This will include seeking and identifying resources of interest, and ensuring that all needed permissions are in place. This also will include assisting with the process of developing resources for the library.
  • Participating in strategic conversations around the development of new library features and resources, and providing guidance and subject matter expertise whenever needed on matters concerning the library.
  • Assisting with the implementation and testing of new features.
  • Assisting in the development and execution of ongoing marketing strategies.
  • Diplomatically interacting with project stakeholders and learning about their user needs and concerns relative to content, features, security, and other aspects of the  digital library experience.
  • Contributing to weekly and monthly project status reports.
  • Assisting in updating and maintaining policies and procedures for digital library collections, contributions, archiving, and security.
  • Occasional travel may be required, for relevant meetings, trainings, and events.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • May be involved in pre-launch activities, if relevant.

Qualifications

Education: Master's Degree in Library and Information Science, or equivalent.

Experience, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in planning, developing, launching, managing, and/or supporting digital library(ies).
  • Strong working knowledge of library tools, methods, and/or practices for collections, cataloging, indexing, licensing and rights, security, and archiving required.
  • Experience with the DSpace platform preferred.
  • Experience with library chat technology; LibAnswers with LibChat (by SpringShare) preferred.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, SharePoint, Google Docs, and Google Analytics.
  • Good technical knowledge and related skills preferred (but not required), including any of the following: web site development, coding languages (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, MySQL), database development and/or management.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, communication, and time management skills.
  • Must be self-starter who excels at working both independently and as a member of a team; comfortable working in a virtual environment.
  • Flexibility and problem-solving abilities to accommodate changes in direction and to strategize solutions to emergent issues.
  • Professionalism is a must.

Application Process:

Interested applicants should submit a résumé and cover letter to: Sara Hall Phillips, Project Manager, UI Integrity Center, National Association of State Workforce Agencies,  shallphillips@naswa.org

The application deadline is 11:59 pm ET, Wednesday, May 31, 2017. NASWA is an equal opportunity employer. 

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Library Analyst, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

SUMMARY

Under the direction of the Manager for Digital Content and Projects, the Library Analyst will advise and assist the Harvard community in creating, managing, providing access to, and preserving digital assets.

The primary responsibilities of this role are to: 1) assist in building new services and tools for digital stewardship at Harvard, and 2) work with members of the Harvard community and their collaborators to achieve goals for online collections and exhibitions. The position requires managing and/or participating in multiple projects concurrently. The incumbent works with people at all levels throughout the University including in library, museum, academic, and technology departments.

The Library Analyst will:

  • Collaborate in building new services and tools for stewardship of digital assets at Harvard, especially focused on online collections and exhibitions
  • Take a lead role in coordinating and providing support to the Harvard community ­­ faculty and students, as well as library, museum and archives staff at all levels ­­ for project planning and implementation
  • Analyze project requirements and goals
  • Liaise and troubleshoot with Library Technology Services regarding the use of Harvard Library technology
  • Evaluate and recommend new software and other tools to meet the community's needs
  • Consult with members of the Harvard community on the use of Harvard Library technology and tools
  • Connect the community to expertise and services, wherever they are provided
  • Develop and provide training and instruction to the community
  • Promote best practices for all stewardship lifecycle stages of digital assets from creation through access
  • Design model and custom work flows to meet project and programmatic goals
  • Develop online content and in­person presentations to promote and demonstrate services
  • Create service documentation and reports

Basic Qualifications

  • Masters Degree in Library Science and/or Information Science, preferably with a focus on digital assets and the use of technology
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in planning and managing projects involving digital collections, including the ability to maintain priorities across multiple projects
  • Experience in Web and UI development including HTML and CSS

Additional Qualifications

  • Demonstrated success in communicating with members of the academic community
  • Proven knowledge of management and stewardship of digital assets and familiarity with issues related to access and preservation of digital collections
  • Demonstrated knowledge of metadata standards and file formats
  • Knowledge of best practices for usability of online collections and exhibitions
  • Knowledge of accessibility standards and requirements
  • Experience with collections management software and digital collection platforms
  • Knowledge of Harvard Library technical infrastructure for digital assets
  • Demonstrated skills in being highly collabora��ve and user‐focused on behalf of both Harvard and external end‐users
  • Willingness to continue to develop professionally through training, participation in conferences, and other activities

To learn more or apply for this role, please visit: http://hr.harvard.edu/search-jobs

After selecting Administrative/Staff Jobs (either internal or external), click 'search openings' and then enter '42348BR' in the Auto Req ID Field.  

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Library Assistant, Wilbraham & Monson Academy, Wilbraham, MA

Description: The Library Assistant Full Time 37.5 hours per week participates fully in the functioning of Gill Library at Wilbraham and Monson Academy by acting as a point of contact for members of the WMA community in using the Library and accessing Library resources and by ensuring materials are properly organized and accessible. Specific duties are outlined below, although other duties may be assigned. Job description to be reviewed every year and revised as necessary.

Reports to: Director of Library Services

Qualifications: Bachelorís degree and at least two years experience in a school, academic, or public library.

Duties:

  • Collection Development and Maintenance
  • Process new and donated library materials
  • Add new materials (print and digital) to Atriuum, and correct existing records
  • Create holdings barcodes, spine labels, and cover books
  • Evaluate and make recommendations for materials and resources in various formats using professional resources, judgment, and internal collection policies
  • Addresses collection maintenance concerns, assists with weeding, shifting, and shelving
  • Clean and organize the library space
  • Circulation
  • Run reports from the library catalog management system
  • Facilitate and track interlibrary loans using public and state library systems
  • Create reserve collections for classes
  • Check in, check out and renew borrowed materials
  • Track statistics of library use
  • Create displays
  • Instruction
  • Instruct classes in MLA, computer technology, library usage as needed
  • Assist students in finding in-print research material within our library as well as using CW/Mars and WorldCat
  • Aid students in on-line research (including database searching)
  • Administrative Assistant Duties
  • Billing
  • Track and organize all billing information for new purchases (on order, invoices, paid bills, business office statements)
  • Work with the Business Office to reconcile receipts and the budget
  • Create form letters, memos, tables, etc.
  • Answer the telephone
  • Retrieve the mail, newspapers and periodicals
  • Schedule classes

Qualities and Competencies:
Computer competencies

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs, with an especial aptitude with Excel
  • Familiarity with catalog management systems and/or database management
  • Operates computers and other library technologies with ease and has a willingness to upgrade skills on a regular basis

Customer service competencies

  • Understands and maintains confidentiality
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, faculty and community members
  • Assists in the monitoring of student behavior
  • Congenial and welcoming manner

General Competencies

  • Enthusiastically advocate, promote, and support the libraryís mission and programs
  • Attention to detail, accuracy, and organization
  • Ability to work independently and in collaboration with others
  • Performs multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Works effectively under pressure and continual interruptions

Please send resumes and the names of three references to vwallace@wma.us. No phone calls.

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Manuscript Assistant, Schlesinger Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Job Description:
This is a 14 hour a week position during the academic year, with the added possibility of working up to 35 hours a week between June and August, 2017.

The Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America has an immediate opening for a Manuscript Assistant to support the processing activities of five archivists. Work includes preservation photocopying, creating inventories and EAD finding aids, refoldering, completing basic preservation tasks, searching HOLLIS for printed material, and other activities as needed. Work may also include cataloging audiovisual material and/or processing small collections or parts of collections.

The Library is undertaking a renovation project in 2018. During the summer of 2017, the Assistant will also be involved in preparatory collection management tasks: measuring large volumes for special housing, gaining intellectual control over some collections before they can be shipped off site, packing and inventorying collections. 

Location: The Library is located at 10 Garden Street in Radcliffe Yard, three blocks outside of Harvard Square.

Qualifications:
  • Completion of LIS 438 and 440 or similar introductory archives coursework
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team environment
  • Sensitivity to proper care and handling of special collections
  • Ability to lift boxes up to 40 pounds on a regular basis 
Hours: Part-time, flexible. Up to 35 hours per week during summer; 14 hours per week starting in September 2017
Salary: $12.50/hr

About the Schlesinger: 
The Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, located just outside of Harvard Square, is one of the world's premier repositories of materials documenting the lives and work of American women. For more information, go to: http://radcliffe.harvard.edu/schlesinger-library
Please submit resume, cover letter, and contact info for 3 references to Amber Moore at amber_moore@radcliffe.harvard.edu by May 26, 2017

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Librarian III, New Hampshire State Library Department of Cultural Resources, Concord, NH

The State of New Hampshire, Department of Cultural Resources, NH State Library has a full time vacancy for Librarian III  

Summary:

To manage and direct the Reference & Information Services Section of the State Library through the provision of reference services to state agency personnel, legislators, legislative staff, libraries and the general public. Manages and directs the information services of the State Library to the general public through resource sharing and document delivery services. 

Responsibilities:

  • Develops procedures for orderly and systematic workflow within the section 
  • Effectively manages all activities related to storage, lending and borrowing of library materials 
  • Responsible for performance and corrective action of professional and support staff of the section 
  • Prepares statistical and narrative reports on Reference & Information Services activities 
  • Recruits, hires and evaluates professional and support staff of the section 
  • Provides reference services in-person, by email and on the telephone using printed and electronic resources 
  • Represents state library at professional meetings through association and committee membership, leadership and participation 
  • Provides quality and quantity assurance of all work performed within the section
  • Promotes and publicizes the services and products of the Reference & Information Section to the legislature and the statewide library community at large 
  • Assists with the management and development of library collections through selection, weeding and preservation 
  • Plans for and directs the implementation of new reference services offered by the section 
  • Develops budget controls for utilization of personnel, office supplies and equipment 
  • Oversees the state library's participation in the federal document depository program 
  • Manages the operations of the statewide materials delivery service and its fleet of vehicles 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Education
: Master's degree in library science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience. 

Experience
: Five years' experience as a professional librarian including three years in a supervisory or administrative capacity with a public, special, state, college or university library. Additional years of related work experience may not be substituted for the formal education required by this class specification.

Special Requirements: Working knowledge of current cataloging descriptive standards and Dewey Decimal Classification. Proficiency in Microsoft Windows Office applications. Knowledge of current ILS and their capabilities. Knowledge of and experience with social media and new information technologies. Knowledge of standard and authoritative reference resources.

PREFERRED WORK TRAITS: Ability to work independently and to motivate team performance. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Excellent attention to detail and highly organized work habits. Ability to analyze and evaluate program effectiveness and resource utilization. Ability to speak before public groups.

Employees may be required to pay an agency/union fee

To apply please go to https://jobs.nhfirst.nh.gov:444/lawtaprd/CandidateSelfService/controller.servlet?context.dataarea=lawtaprd&context.session.key.HROrganization=10&context.session.key.JobBoard=EXTERNAL  

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Call for Proposals: ALISE 2018 Gender Issues Special Interest Group

Now is the time to submit a presentation proposal for the ALISE 2018 conference, specifically for the Gender Issues section. Building on the conference theme of expanding the LIS education universe, the section is looking for paper that would deal with the following topics (or others that align with both the conference and section):

  • impact of expanding modes of instruction on gender
  • expanding aspects of gender topics in LIS education
  • gender issues in interdisciplinary teaching
  • gender issues in collaborations between academics and practitioners
  • gender issues in LIS educator hiring and RTP

Preference will be given to research-based proposals.

Deadline is June 30. Please send a 200-300 word abstract and contact/affiliation info to Lesley.Farmer@csulb.eduLesley Farmer and Kristen Schuster, SIG co-chairs

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Call for Participation: ALISE Information Ethics Special Interest Group

The ALISE Information Ethics SIG calls for participation at the annual ALISE conference February 6-9th 2018 in Denver, CO. Conference papers on all topics related to information ethics are welcomed with priority being given to proposals that are in keeping with the conference theme: The Expanding LIS Education Universe.

Submission Guidelines

Email an abstract of no more than 500 words to John Burgess at jtfburgess@ua.edu with the subject line:  IE SIG Proposal. Proposals should be received by July 1, 2017. Notification of the co-conveners' decision will be send out July 15. Final notification of acceptance of SIG programs will be shared by October 17, 2017.

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

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

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

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(Sr.) Reference Librarian/Bibliographer for Philosophy and Theology, Boston College, Boston, MA

Boston College Introduction

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

Job Description

Reference Librarian/Bibliographer, Philosophy and Theology
This librarian in this position provides research and instruction services, scholarly communications outreach, and collection development for the Philosophy and Theology Departments.  The successful candidate provides outstanding service to library patrons through direct patron assistance, individual consultations, and library instruction programs. Reporting to the Head of Collection Development and Research Services, this librarian serves as part of the Research and Collections team. 

As Liaison to Theology and Philosophy, advanced subject knowledge and expertise is required to ensure collections are developed and maintained, high quality library instruction is provided, and faculty and doctoral research are supported for these two nationally-recognized departments. This librarian will partner with the Digital Scholarship group to support innovative use, access, and visibility of materials as integrated into new forms of scholarship. 

The Boston College Libraries have undergone transformational changes that both continue and enrich our established roles.  We are an institution that anticipates and adapts to change, communicates and collaborates widely, and innovates regularly while maintaining a strong appreciation for the Boston College tradition.  Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31st among national universities, Boston College is an R1 institution with 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.
Senior level: $60,200 - $75,250 
Non-Senior level: $54,500 - $68,150

Requirements
  • ALA-Accredited Master¿s degree in Library Science or equivalent 
  • Relevant advanced subject degree preferred 
  • Subject-appropriate language skills
  • Minimum 2 years of post-MLS experience, with demonstrated increase in responsibilities over time; additional years of experience required for the Senior Reference Librarian/Bibliographer position
  • Knowledge of the publishing industry, both print and with budget management in a collection development context
The Boston College Libraries have undergone transformational changes that both continue and enrich our established roles. We are an institution that anticipates and adapts to change, communicates and collaborates widely, and innovates regularly while maintaining a strong appreciation for the Boston College tradition

Closing Statement

Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.
Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at http://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.

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Library Director, Barrington Public Library, Barrington, RI

The Barrington Public Library Board of Trustees seeks an energetic, forward- thinking individual to serve as Library Director.

The library serves the 16,000 residents of Barrington and has the second highest per capita use of any public library in Rhode Island. The first floor of the library was completely renovated 10 years ago, and the second floor is presently being renovated with an expected completion date of June, 2017. Barrington Public Library presents programs for all ages and has a dedicated staff of 15 full time employees, approximately 15 part time employees and volunteers. The active Friends of the Barrington Public Library provide funds to help support public programming, equipment and computer needs and library materials.

Working under the direction of the Board of Trustees, and under the supervision of the Town Manager, the Library Director will be responsible for overall management of the library's services, programs, and facility to ensure it effectively meets the cultural, educational, informational, and recreational needs of the community.

Candidates must possess experience with municipal finance, personnel management, facility management, library technology, and have successfully worked with a Board of Trustees, municipal officials and community/professional organizations. The ability to articulate the vision and role of the library in the community and to advocate for the library is essential. The ideal candidate will be a tireless advocate for public libraries, a superior communicator, public speaker, and community networker, and promote customer service in every aspect of the library.

Qualifications: Master's degree from an ALA accredited program in Library Science, a minimum of 6 years of progressively responsible library experience with 3 or more years of proven budgetary experience and personnel management. Previous experience as a Director or Assistant Director in a public library is highly desirable. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The application review process begins on June 1, 2017 and the position will remain open until filled. Full job description available online at http://bit.ly/bpldirectordescr.

Please send letter of interest, resume and contact information for three references to:

MariAnne Oliveira, HR Director
Barrington Town Hall
283 County Road
Barrington, RI 02806

moliveira@barrington-ri.gov

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Branch Manager, Cambridge Public Library, O'Neill Branch, Cambridge, MA

37.5 hours per week scheduled to meet the needs of the department.

Initial schedule is Mondays, 11:30-8, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 9:30-6 at the O'Neill Branch and Tuesdays 8:30-5 at the Main Library. Every 3 rd week the position works Saturday, 8:30-5 instead of Tuesday. Hours are assigned and may be changed to meet the needs of the Department and the Library.

Flexibility is expected and desired.

The Branch Manager is a leadership position with responsibility for managing and training the Boudreau Branch staff, the day to day operation of the branch, and for developing effective programs and dynamic collections. Collaborates with the Manager of Branch Services to establish priorities, set goals and initiate new services. Sets the tone for this service area in order to provide consistent, personal, accurate, helpful assistance to library users.  

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manages branch services in a manner that supports overall goals of the Library and ensures that staff members offer the highest quality assistance to library users
  • Provides exceptional and engaging service to the public 
  • Develops, implements and evaluates services to meet the needs of the neighborhood
  • Directs all activities in the branch and supervises all staff assigned to the branch.  Prepares staff schedules and work assignments
  • Actively seeks, creates and exploits outreach opportunities in the neighborhood
  • Aids in the recruitment and training of new branch staff
  • Evaluates staff performances annually and sets goals with staff for the coming year
  • Works collaboratively with the Manager of Collection Services to select adult materials for the branch.
  • Supervises the selection of children's materials with guidance from the Manager of Youth Services.
  • Ensures the branch's collections are varied and regularly weeded
  • Manages the allocated branch budget responsibly with guidance from management
  • Performs reader's advisory and reference services for branch patrons
  • Supervises the planning of programming for youth and is responsible for creating adult programming
  • Provides strong leadership to display and to merchandize the collections
  • Works collaboratively to publicize branch events and services both in print and online
  • Resolves patron complaints/issues
  • Performs leadership and supervision for functions related to circulation
  • Instructs patrons in the use of on-line catalog, e-resources and all other patron technologies
  • Oversees the branch building and reports needed repairs and servicing
  • Fosters good public relations with schools and other agencies in the branch community
  • Functions as a member of the leadership team of the Library, attending regular meetings
  • Maintains a working knowledge of contemporary issues, trends, and technology
  • Makes recommendations to improve services in light of new developments
  • May serve on committees which review and develop library policies and services
  • Troubleshoots and operates technology
  • Any other duties required for the good of the Branch or the Library

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

A bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university and a master's degree in library science from an accredited library school.  At least three years of professional library experience in a public library setting. Previous public library and supervisory experience desirable. In exceptional instances, specialized education, training, and/or experience may be substituted for part of the educational requirement.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Strong customer service skills and proven managerial skills
  • Thorough knowledge of popular adult materials and of borrower/circulation services
  • Ability to interpret community needs and interests, and turn into relevant library service
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse population
  • Ability to handle multiple activities and interruptions at once
  • Ability to communicate effectively, patiently and courteously
  • Ability to remain calm and flexible at all times and especially in emergency situations
  • Ability to organize work, set priorities, use time effectively, meet deadlines
  • Punctuality and dependability
  • Broad background and knowledge of library techniques, resources, and current literature
  • Familiarity with current technologies and interest in innovation
  • Ability to work with enthusiasm and initiative, a cheerful disposition, and a willingness to work positively and harmoniously with others

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Physically able to operate a variety of equipment; Ability to sit and use computer workstation for extended periods of time; Strength to push or pull a loaded book cart which can weigh in excess of 100 pounds, to lift or maneuver onto cart loads of up to 50 pounds, and to carry cartons of books or other materials or equipment; Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing, vision or other powers of observation, manual dexterity, personal mobility and physical reflexes.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Works in assigned area, including office areas, training rooms, 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.

RATE: $30.78 per hour to $35.28 per hour in five steps

Please send 2 copies of both your resume and letter of interest; external applicants submit both your resume and letter of interest by 8pm on the closing date via email to: employment@cambridgema.gov or to Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02139. Fax 617-349- 4312.

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Assistant Children's Librarian, Wayland Free Public Library, Wayland, MA

Description of position:

The Wayland Free Public is seeking a dynamic, friendly, well-organized, and tech savvy professional who has a passion for youth services to work full time in our Children's Room.

Under the direction of the Children's librarian, plans and supervises programs for youth-- from babies through teenagers. Promotes library use through book talks, story times, booklists, school visits, and other outreach activities. Provides reader's advisory and guidance to children and adults requesting information in the Children's Room. Assists Head of Youth Services with collection development in all formats. May perform various tasks associated with books and material processing of library materials. Supervises department when Head is absent.

Responsible for keeping current with developing technology as it relates to youth services. Promotes the department by helping to support a web and social media presence. Performs a variety of circulation duties, including patron registration, checking in and checking out materials, collecting overdue fines, and placing reserves. May also assist with administrative work and in the clerical processing of materials.

Must enjoy working with children of all ages. Must be a team player. The job requires tact, diplomacy, and solid computer skills.

Minimum entrance requirements:

Master's Degree in Library Science or Master's in Children's Literature, or within 6 months of earning degree. One (1) year's experience working with or supervising children.

Salary: $47,848-$62,408, plus benefits

TO APPLY: Send application packet resume, cover letter and town's application (http://www.wayland.ma.us/Pages/WaylandMA_HR/empapp.pdf) on or before May 26, 2017 to:

John Senchyshyn, Assistant Town manager/HR Director
41 Cochituate Road
Wayland, MA 01778

Or email at: HR@wayland.ma.us

The Town of Wayland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Head of Circulation Department, Wayland Public Library, Wayland, MA

DESCRIPTION:

Full-time position supervising the Circulation Department in a busy medium-sized public library with a collegial, hardworking environment and strong commitment to excellent customer service. Some weekend and evening hours required. Manages the business of the Circulation Department and supervises personnel in conducting circulation activities in accordance with the policies of the Board of Trustees and the Minuteman Library Network. Shares responsibility for collection development of adult materials. Acts as liaison between public and library administration.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum educational requirements are a Bachelor's degree in liberal arts with an MLS degree in Library Science preferred. At least three years experience working in the circulation department of a public library, including work with automated circulation systems. Demonstrated ability to interact with the public with patience and tact and maintain composure under stress. Superior organizational talents. Excellent attention to detail. Good written and oral communication skills. Ability to work independently and as a team member. Ability to perform Reader's Advisory. Strong computer skills, including mastery of basic office applications software. Experience with Innovative Interfaces Incorporated Millennium library automation software desirable.

MAJOR DUTIES:

Supervises the Circulation Department to ensure a high level of customer service. Oversees training and participates in performance evaluations of Circulation staff. Oversees activities of more than 20 employees working different times at the circulation desk. Produces schedules for all members of the department. Coordinates many volunteers and community service employees. Interprets library and MLN policies to the public. Shares responsibility for collection development of adult books. Selects materials for audio, large print, and express book collections. Supervises Interlibrary Loan activity. Coordinates weeding of the collection. Creates library displays. Maintains and interprets circulation statistics. Represents the library as a member of the MLN Circulation Policy Committee. May attend meetings that are germane to circulation activity within the library community.

ANNUAL SALARY: $47,848-$62,408, plus benefits.

Wayland is an AA/EOE Employer.

TO APPLY: Send application packet resume, cover letter and town's application (http://www.wayland.ma.us/Pages/WaylandMA_HR/empapp.pdf) on or before May 26, 2017 to:

John Senchyshyn, Assistant Town manager/HR Director
41 Cochituate Road
Wayland, MA 01778

Or email at: HR@wayland.ma.us

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Head of Circulation, Robbins Library, Arlington, MA

Do you pride yourself on your customer service skills? Is your enthusiasm for public libraries barely containable? Join our team of innovative, motivated library professionals! The Head of Circulation oversees the personnel and day-to-day operations of our busy circulation department. Duties include:

  • scheduling and supervising Circulation desk staff (six dedicated part-time library assistants, plus three library assistants from other departments who work some hours at the Circulation desk)
  • performing all circulation desk functions
  • preparing department statistics, monthly and other periodic reports
  • representing the Circulation Department at Minuteman Library Network meetings and special interest groups
  • planning, evaluating, recommending and implementing policies and procedures
  • hiring, training and evaluating library assistants and pages
  • training and overseeing a strong library volunteer corps

As a member of the library's leadership team, the Head of Circulation attends regular Department Head meetings and participates in committee work as needed to achieve library project goals. The successful candidate enjoys working side-by-side with staff, leading by example and seeking professional development opportunities to hone their skills.

Qualifications

Education and Experience

Bachelor's Degree; three years of professional library experience; experience in automated circulation management; supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Ability and Skill

Knowledge of library policies and procedures, including RFID circulation systems, periodical management and information technology. Thorough knowledge of circulation department operations. Broad knowledge of literature.

Ability to interact tactfully and appropriately with library patrons. Ability to work independently. Ability to learn computer operations and related library databases.

Supervisory and organizational skills. Excellent computer skills. Excellent customer service skills. Demonstrated patience and creative problem solving skills. Oral and written communication skills.

Salary $49,032 - $63,446

Closing Date May 22, 2017

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume to:

Town of Arlington
Human Resources Department
730 Mass Ave. Annex
Arlington, MA 02476
hr@town.arlington.ma.us

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Records & Document Analyst, Vision Search Partners, Manchester, NH

Records & Document Analyst career opportunity located in Manchester, NH for a company in the insurance industry. 

Our recruiting firm is working on behalf of a global insurance industry leader that is hiring this Temporary to Permanent position.  At least 5 years of records management experience is required. A bachelor's degree is preferred along with experience in the creation and implementation of document management standards and procedures.

The Records and Document Analyst is responsible for management and disposition of all paper and electronic records.  He/she is responsible for handling incoming and outgoing records including the maintenance of online record systems and inventories both on and off-site.  He/she provides guidance to business partners to understand and document their needs while creating implementing procedures and standards.  

If interested please contact Beth Hynes at 262-361-4912 or bhynes@mrivision.com.

Vision Search Partners is a national recruiting firm that specializes in Records Management, Information Governance, Privacy, Security, Enterprise Content, and Digital Asset Management.

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Dean of Library Services, Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield, MA

About Springfield Technical Community College :

Located on 35 acres of the Springfield Armory National Historic Site and founded in 1967, Springfield Technical Community College is a major resource for the economic vitality of Western Massachusetts. As the only technical community college in Massachusetts, STCC offers a variety of career programs unequalled in the state.  Biotechnology, IT Security, Laser Electro-Optics, Nursing, Robotics, Sonography, Telecommunications and dozens of other career programs produce potential employees each year.  STCC's highly-regarded transfer programs in Business, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Science and Technology continue to provide the most economical option for students pursuing a four-year degree.  With an annual enrollment of over 9,000 day, evening, weekend and online students S.T.C.C. is a vibrant campus rich in diversity.

Job Description:

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:

Springfield Technical Community College seeks applicants for the position of the Dean of Library Services.  The person filling this position is committed to student success in one of the most important and visible departments at the College. Working with and under the supervision of the Vice President for Academic Affairs, this dean is responsible for the overall leadership of and administration of the college's library with the primary goal of supporting students, faculty and staff.  The ideal candidate provides innovative leadership in a collaborative environment to meet the information needs of the college community, working with other areas on enhancing student information literacy, while supervising and managing all library staff. The Library serves as a liaison, working across all divisions. The Dean will implement management practices and processes which maximize personnel and supportive resources in the achievement of the Library's goals, which align the College's goals outlined in the Student Success Plan. Currently, the Library offers circulation and reference services, as well as a small but expanding digital archive, and a successful ChromeBook and Hot-Spot loan program.  This dean will oversee the library's move within in the next couple of years to its new location in the Ira H. Rubenzahl Learning Commons, as well as the continuously evolving role of the Library at the college. Strong communication and organizational skills, sensitivity to staff members' reaction to change, and adherence to the collective bargaining agreements under which several staff members work are key.

Given the diverse population of the Greater Springfield region, this Dean must demonstrate a strong commitment to the value of recruiting staff that reflect the community. This Dean works together with faculty and staff to create an atmosphere of trust and respect in which all can succeed.

Under the supervision of the Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Dean of Library Services will demonstrate excellence in the following areas:

Leadership:

  • Establishes division goals, in conjunction with Library staff, the Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Academic Affairs Council, faculty and staff, which are consistent with the College's Student Success Plan and the College's mission.
  • Recruits, hires, and supports diverse staff for the Library.
  • Collaborates with faculty, other deans and college staff on initiatives to increase support for students and faculty.
  • Understands, values, and acts according to the wide-range of needs are found in a diverse student population, appreciating the expectations our students bring to their engagements with the Library.

Management: 

  • Coordinates and directs staff, programs, services and facilities in support of the educational and informational needs of the college community
  • Develops and meets the long range and strategic plans of the campus.
  • Submits promptly and in proper form all reports and requests as set forth by the Vice President of Academic Affairs.
  • Attend all meetings as required;
  • Schedules and leads regular staff meetings.
  • Articulates with other deans on personnel and academic matters of mutual concern.
  • Articulates with other divisions and outside agencies or institutions as appropriate, on matters related to the library.

Program Support and Assessment:

  • Ensures that library services and collections meet requirements for national program accreditations.
  • Coordinates and implements mechanisms to assess the role of the library and information literacy in student success.
  • Coordinates and directs staff, programs, services and facilities in support of the educational and information needs of the college community.
  • Assumes  the  administrative  responsibility  for  long range  planning  with  respect  to  all Library matters and 2-5 year curriculum  goals and articulation the Vice President of Academic Affairs.
  • Ensures that library services and collections meet requirements for national program accreditations.
  • Prepares annual reports inclusive of statistical data, initiatives, and outcomes.

Personnel:

  • Thinks strategically and creatively about approaches to hiring, staffing, and professional development for all Library staff.
  • Recruits, hire, manages, and evaluates, library staff.
  • Promotes and facilitates library staff participation in campus/off-campus events and professional development activities.
  • Prepares  evaluations   of  all Library personnel  as  specified  in  the appropriate Collective Bargaining Agreements, and recommends  retention,  non-retention,  professional  advancement,  and, when appropriate, tenure  to the Vice President of Academic Affairs.
  • Mediates staff grievances when necessary based on contract provisions.
  • Facilities:
  • Creates and updates regularly a master plan for the Library.
  • Forwards recommendations on department instructional space needs to the Vice President of Academic Affairs.
  • Ensures utilization and proper maintenance of specialized learning equipment and materials.

Fiscal:

  • Develops and administers budgets for library materials, personnel and services.

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Serves on college committees and task forces.
  • Advocates for the library on campus and for libraries statewide.
  • Represents the college by active participation in a number of related library organizations, networks and cooperative groups.
  • Performs special projects and related responsibilities as initiated and requested.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Master's degree from ALA accredited institution.
  • Minimum of 5 years of substantial and progressive administrative and supervisory experience in an academic library.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in strategic, fiscal, and facilities management, including program development and evaluation of library personnel.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of library operations, systems, policies, procedures, standards and trends in academic libraries.
  • Knowledge of information technology and systems as they apply in the academic library environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills.
  • Specific experience in community college library administration.
  • Experience with diverse library consortia.
  • Experience in collaborative and innovative management.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:

Directly supervises the activities and performance of all library staff.  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with Springfield's policies and applicable laws.  Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Additional Information:

SALARY:                 To be determined based on experience
BENEFITS:             Yes - State benefits
UNIT:                       Non Unit Professional
GRANT FUNDED:    No
CLOSING DATE:     May 26, 2017

Application Instructions:

APPLY TO:  All applicants must apply online by submitting a cover letter, resume and three (3) professional references to http://www.stcc.edu

STCC Is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities Are Encouraged To Apply

Our commitment to diversity in our workplace seeks applications from women and minorities. It is the policy of Springfield Technical Community College not to discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, marital status or national origin in its education programs, activities, admissions, or employment policies. Employment will depend on meeting requirements set by the Immigration Reform act.

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Call for Nominations: 2017 ASIS&T Research in Information Science Award

The ASIS&T Research in Information Science Award (Research Award) recognizes the exceptional research contribution of a researcher or group of researchers working in the field of information science. The Research Award is for a "program of research" beyond a single study. Many illustrious information researchers have won the Research Award, including Brenda Dervin, Marcia Bates, Carol Kuhlthau, Kalervo Jarvelin, Christine
Borgman, Diane Kelly, Susan Herring and most recently in 2016 Reijo Savolainen.

The criteria for the Research Award have been recently shifted from recognition of a researcher's overall career to recognition of a program of research that has had a significant impact in information science. It recognizes an in-depth multi-method or multi-dimensional investigation of one research area.

As opposed to the Award of Merit which recognizes an entire career, the objective of the Research Award is to encourage researchers by recognizing an exceptional research program that has significantly advanced knowledge in the information science area. Past winners of the Award of Merit are not eligible for the Research Award. Both ASIS&T members and researchers who are not members of ASIS&T are eligible for the Research Award.

Deadline for online submission of nominations: June 15, 2017

Guidelines for the Research in Information Science Award: https://www.asist.org/about/awards/research-in-information-science-award/

Online submission of nomination:  http://www.softconf.com/asist2/research/cgi-bin/scmd.cgi?scmd=basicSubmit

Soo Young Rieh, Associate Professor
School of Information, University of Michigan
Personal Website: http://rieh.people.si.umich.edu

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Digital Collections Program Manager, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Harvard Library seeks a skilled, innovative, and collaborative professional to serve as Digital Collections Program Manager at Houghton Library. The incumbent leads, coordinates, participates in, and/or collaborates on a series of initiatives and activities designed to build digital collections that facilitate access to and discovery of the library's holdings, as well as new research and teaching methods utilizing digitized collections. This position will help conceive and implement an evolving strategy designed to expand the library's digital presence and to make Houghton's extraordinary collections available in digital form, and in new and innovative ways. On a day­to­day basis, the incumbent will coordinate processes to identify digitization priorities, and will plan, manage, and carry out projects, create workflows, and serve as a liaison to the Harvard Library Imaging Services, Digital Preservation Services, digitization vendors, and other partners on campus and off. The successful incumbent will possess strong technical skills and knowledge, communicate effectively, work collaboratively and collegially with a broad -spectrum of colleagues, and demonstrate the ability to grow and change.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinates with Houghton and Harvard Library colleagues to plan, prioritize, and manage projects to digitize archives, manuscripts, rare books, photographs, audiovisual recordings, and other special collections materials.
  • Supervises a staff of 1.5 FTE involved in facilitating digitization of material ordered by library users and metadata creation for digital collections.
  • Solicits widely for digital project proposals and coordinates processes to set digitization priorities, involving curators, public services staff, administration, and other colleagues.
  • Collaborate with colleagues in Houghton and in the Harvard Library to identify, design, and implement systems and platforms that promote effective discovery and use of digitized holdings.
  • Works with curators and other staff to develop and analyze proposals with and from partner institutions for joint digitization projects.
  • Works closely with colleagues in Harvard Library Preservation Services to ensure the timely digitization and conservation workflows.
  • Collaborates with Library Technology Services in digital preservation endeavors, including the maintenance and enhancement of the Harvard Library Digital Repository Service.
  • Explores and implements emerging trends and best practices in digital collection creation and management.
  • Working with the Accessioning Archivist, assists in developing a born­digital program and workflows.
  • Participates in grant writing efforts, creating work plans and developing budgets for digitization projects.
  • Oversees the development and maintenance of documentation for digitization workflows.
  • Working with the Head, Rare Book Team, the Head, Manuscript Section and the Technical Services Librarian, assists in planning and policy creation for the Technical Services Department.
  • Represents Houghton within the Harvard archival and library community, both informally through communication and collaboration, and formally by serving on Harvard Library committees and working groups.
  • Maintains an active presence in local and national professional organizations.

Basic Qualifications

  • B.A., M.L.S. from an ALA­accredited academic program required.
  • A minimum of two years of experience with digital collections, preferably in an academic or research library.
  • Demonstrated project management experience.
  • Understanding of EAD, MARC, MODS, METS, and other metadata standards.
  • Demonstrated experience working in library bibliographic systems.
  • Experience working in a Special Collections/archives environment.

Additional Qualifications

  • Demonstrated understanding of digitization standards, techniques, and workflows.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the issues involved in the use and preservation of digital collections, both reformatted and born­digital.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively as a team member, and independently.
  • Understanding of current developments within the digital library profession and demonstrated commitment to engage in ongoing professional development and service to the profession.
  • Experience implementing new technologies and other techniques to improve work processes.
  • Capacity to thrive in a changing working environment.

Additional Information

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • This position includes lifting and moving of materials weighing up to 40 pounds and pushing heavily loaded book trucks.
  • Work is performed in an area with library materials that may contain allergens or irritants such as paper dust and/or mold.

At the Harvard Library, our work is enriched by our diverse campus community. Our unique and wide­ranging abilities, experiences, and perspectives are integral to achieving Harvard University's mission of excellence in research, teaching, and learning for our patrons, our collections, and our workplace. We believe that an inclusive environment that cultivates and promotes understanding, respect, and collaboration across our diverse workforce enables our success.

We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and abilities to apply to be a part of our community of over 700 staff members. Our work with faculty, students and researchers to explore answers to intellectual questions, enduring and new, and to seek solutions to the world's most consequential problems, requires that we not only reflect, but also champion our diverse society.

A global leader, the Harvard Library is a pre­eminent research library that acquires, disseminates, and preserves knowledge. Harvard's Library holdings range from traditional print collections to rapidly expanding inventories of digital resources. It is the work of the Harvard Library to provide the University's faculty, students, and researchers--now and in the future--with comprehensive access over time to all of these materials.

Learn more about our contributions to the academic enterprise by visiting us at http://lib.harvard.edu/about-us and about the Harvard University community at http://hr.harvard.edu/why­harvard.

The Harvard Library is a proud member of the ACRL Diversity Alliance.

EEO Statement We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Part-Time Teen Programming & Reference Librarian, Springfield City Library, Springfield, MA

The Springfield City Library seeks applications for a Part-Time Reference Librarian position, with a Teen programming focus, at our forward-looking public library. Get excited about the possibilities of working in the city of Springfield by watching this video, then apply before midnight EST on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. We seek candidates who can embrace the attitude that "It's All Yours, Just Ask," and who see the library as a place to help strengthen our city through strong connections and constructive dialogue. We are here to help community members find what they need, no matter who they are, where they come from, or what they're looking for, because the Springfield City Library is their place of connection to information and knowledge, culture, and community.

The job is based at our busy East Forest Park Branch Library. This 18.5 hour/week position pays $23.47 an hour, with a limited benefits package, for an annual salary of $22,582. This position has a focus on information service to all ages and on programming for teens. The person hired for this position may also do some collection maintenance and outreach.

Responsible for providing reference and resource information and material and programs to the general public. Responsible for assisting patrons to find and use library materials or provide referral to other sources and other similar duties pertaining to the Information Services department. Work is performed under the general direction of the Branch Manager or Supervisor.

Candidates should have an ALA-accredited MLS and some experience in a library setting. MLS candidates may be considered as well. Excellent customer service orientation is needed, and a "turned outward" approach to community engagement is ideal. Bilingual abilities desirable (English and Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese or other). The closing date is Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at 11:59 pm EST. Be sure to upload a compelling cover letter when you apply. Further job details and application are available here: http://bit.ly/EFPMay17 . Or, go to the City's website, click on Employment Opportunities, and look for Reference Librarian.

Inquiries via email are welcome, but all applications must be filed on the City's website.

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​Legal Information Librarian & Lecturer in Law, Boston College Law Library, Boston, MA

Job Description:

The Legal Information Librarian participates as a member of the professional Education & Reference ("E&R") team to provide research and technology instruction and reference service to Boston College Law School students, faculty, staff, and other members of the university and general community.  The E&R team supports the educational and scholarly mission of the law school through a proactive program designed to enhance support for faculty research and to integrate legal research instruction throughout the curriculum.  Team members accomplish this mission by building liaison relationships with faculty members and student groups, teaching introductory and advanced legal research courses, by taking a leading role in introducing new technologies into the classroom, and by participating in professional activities at a regional and national level.

Job Requirements:

Demonstrated knowledge of basic and advanced legal research sources and techniques using print and electronic sources.  Candidate must have demonstrated expertise in the use of technologies and electronic communication, including Microsoft Office, electronic mail, BloombergLaw, LexisAdvance, Westlaw, web-based research, course management systems, and integrated library systems.  Must possess the ability to master new technologies quickly with little or no instruction, develop appropriate documentation and training aids, and teach the technologies to others.  Ability and willingness to lead the law school community into adopting new educational technologies; instruct faculty members in the use of these technologies, including presentation tools and web course management software.  Demonstrated experience in legal research instruction, including curriculum development, teaching in both large and small group settings, and using a wide range of educational technologies.  Applicants must possess the ability to address the research needs of law school faculty in a proactive manner.  Strong writing, speaking, personal organization and interpersonal skills are required.  The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, able to work independently and as part of a team, and enthusiastic about embracing the challenges of an evolving profession in a time of major technological change.

Rotation through evenings is required during the academic year and some weekend rotations may be required.

Required Qualifications: Earned J.D. and M.L.S. degrees from accredited institutions.

Salary:  Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Boston College also offers a generous benefits package -- please visit the Boston College Benefits Office website: www.bc.edu/offices/hr/employees/all-benefits.html

How to Apply:  

To apply online please visit the Boston College Human Resources Job Opportunities website: www.bc.edu/offices/hr/jobopps.html

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter and resume electronically as a PDF or MS Word document attachment. Please be sure to submit your cover letter and resume as one document.  Boston College also accepts resumes and cover letters through US Mail at:

Boston College
Department of Human Resources
129 Lake Street, Room 110
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA  02467

About Boston College:

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,100 full-time undergraduates and 4,700 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities and a member of the Association of Research Universities, Boston College has 752 full-time and 1,080 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $886 million, and an endowment of approximately $2 billion.

Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.

Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other legally protected status.  To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity: http://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity

To learn more about the Boston College Law Library, please visit our website at: www.bc.edu/lawlibrary

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Research & Instruction Librarian, Loyola/Notre Dame University, Baltimore, MD

The Loyola / Notre Dame Library seeks an experienced, energetic, creative and self-motivated librarian to fill a position within the Research & Instruction department. The successful candidate will provide user-centered services to a diverse population of undergraduates, graduates and faculty at Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University.

Position Responsibilities: 

  • Conduct course-related information literacy instruction; incorporating new approaches to teaching and learning into existing research & instruction programs including support of STEM campus initiatives.
  • Expand access to library services by becoming familiar with assigned liaison areas and their information needs.
  • Maintain current knowledge of the trends and issues in higher education, scholarly communication, online education, education technologies and research practices.
  • Provide general and subject specific reference and research support.
  • Participate in other department and library-wide initiatives.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Graduate degree in library / information science from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Exceptional interpersonal, instruction, presentation, project, and communication skills
  • High degree of organizational, analytical, and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, work effectively in collegial environments, thrive in a changing work environment and demonstrate a commitment to professional development
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience searching biomedical or health-related databases and providing instruction in the areas of health, life, and natural sciences, and related disciplines
  • Interest in or experience with data management
  • Experience providing services to diverse groups of library users though a liaison services model

About the Library: The Loyola / Notre Dame Library is one of two independent academic libraries in the United States. Situated between two adjoining campuses (Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University) in a residential area of northern Baltimore City, the Library serves a total population of 7,106 FTE including 5,529 FTE at Loyola University Maryland recognized for excellence in teaching and learning with emerging Health Professional Counseling initiatives and Applied and Natural Sciences programs and 1,577 FTE at Notre Dame of Maryland University a leader in education of women and with new programs in the Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy.

The Library offers an excellent benefit package that includes medical, access to dental, life, and disability insurance, as well as TIAA-CREF retirement.

Successful candidates will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

The Loyola - Notre Dame Library is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, religion, sex, disability, or age.

Application Procedures: Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Please submit electronically a resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) work-related references with "Research & Instruction Position" in the subject line to Lorena Dion, Administrative Assistant: ldion@loyola.edu.

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Summer Intern, Development Analytics, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA

GENERAL SUMMARY:

The Summer Intern will provide part-time support to Development Analytics, which develops data-driven methods for identifying and prioritizing prospective donors to various fundraising programs, including annual giving, major giving, and gift planning. This is a great opportunity for a student with an interest in data analytics and fundraising to gain real-world experience at a leading nonprofit organization. This is a paid internship for approx. two days per week from June through August. Exact work hours will be determined with the manager's schedule. There is also potential to continue in the role after the summer.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform basic data cleaning and processing
  • Analyze trends in donor data
  • Create summary reports and visualizations to communicate findings
  • Evaluate effectiveness of development analytics products
  • Explore predictive modeling, data visualization, and text mining
  • Provide other administrative support

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Reports to Associate Director, Analytics. This position has no regular supervisory responsibilities, and will seek major decision-making authority from direct supervisor.

MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

Graduate student or undergraduate student that has completed at least two years of college. Coursework in data analysis and/or statistics preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

Database experience and proficiency in Excel. Strong attention to detail and organizational skills. Ability to learn quickly and work both independently and as part of a team. Experience with data analysis tools (R, SPSS) preferred. Strong communication skills and ability to think creatively.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Office in typical office setting. Some evening or weekend work may be required. Some use of personal vehicle for business purposes may be required.

TO APPLY SEND COVER LETTER AND RESUME TO:

Lindsay Brown, Associate Director, Analytics
lindsaya_brown@dfci.harvard.edu

DFCI DISCLAIMER:

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. 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 job. Requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" employment relationship.

External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.

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Call for Submissions: International Conference on Knowledge Management (ICKM) 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS & PRESENTATIONS
ICKM2017
International Conference on Knowledge Management
October 25-27,  2017
Dallas/Fort Worth Marriott Hotel & Golf Club http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/dfwmc-dallas-fort-worth-marriott-hotel-and-golf-club-at-champions-circle/>
http://www.ickm.net<http://www.ickm.net/

The 13th International Conference on Knowledge Management (ICKM) provides academics, researchers, developers and practitioners from all over the world a forum for discussion and exchange of ideas concerning theoretical and practical aspects of information and Knowledge Management. Since the first ICKM conference held in Singapore in 2004, subsequent conferences have been held in Charlotte, North Carolina 2006; Greenwich, London 2006; Vienna, Austria 2007; Columbus, Ohio 2008; Hong Kong 2009; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2010; Johannesburg, South Africa 2012; Montreal, Canada 2013; Antalya, Turkey 2014; Osaka, Japan 2015; Vienna, Austria in 2016. ICKM 2017 will be held in Dallas, Texas and hosted by the Knowledge and Information Professional Association (http://kipanet.org/). The main theme of the conference this year is "Big Data and Data Analytics". The conference welcome submission of high-quality research papers, case studies, posters and practitioners oral PowerPoint present!
 ations in the areas that include but are not limited to the following:

Track on Big Data & Data Science
Data Science and Data Analytics
Big Data Analytics and Decision Making
Big Data and Data Warehousing
Big Data in Healthcare
Privacy & Security Issues of Managing Big Data
Big Data and Data Management Challenges

Track on Knowledge Discovery & Representation
Data Mining, Text and Web Mining
Data Analytics and Visualization
Computational Linguistics
Meta Data and Organization of Networked Resources
Learning Resource Metadata

Track on Knowledge Management in Organizations
KM Practices (Best Practices, communities of practice, etc.)
Social Networks and Knowledge Sharing
Competitive and Business Intelligence
Intellectual Capital, ROI
Project Management

Track on Knowledge Management and Information Society
Knowledge Society & Knowledge Economy
Smart Cities and Innovation
Indigenous Knowledge Management
Social & Ethical Issues

Track on Big Data in Libraries
Big Data and Digital Data Curation
Knowledge and Data Repositories
Digital Curation & Data Management
Document & Records Management
Archival Management & Web Archiving

Track on Information Science & Organization
Information Architecture, Design and Analysis
Information Retrieval, Usability and HCI
Taxonomies and Ontology
Information Representation and Visualization
Information Privacy and Security
Information Policy and Ethics


Submission Deadlines
Full papers and Posters Submission: June 1, 2017
Practitioners and Work in Progress Presentations (Abstracts Submission):  July 1, 2017
Notification of Acceptance: July 15, 2017
Final Camera-Ready for Full Papers Submission: August 15, 2017.

To submit: http://events.digitalpapers.org/ickm2017/public/index.php

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Data Services Librarian, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

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

As the largest publicly-funded library system in New England, the UMass Amherst Libraries are key partners in teaching, learning, and research at UMass Amherst and in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Libraries are recognized internationally as leaders in such areas as Open Education Resources and Scholarly Communications, and in the development of innovative student spaces including a variety of Learning Commons and the first large-scale 3D printing center in a university library anywhere. The main library building, the W.E.B. Du Bois Library, is the tallest academic library structure in the world, named for the Massachusetts native,  founder of the NAACP, and life-long scholar on the subject of social change, and is home to the Du Bois Papers, a 100,000+ item collection. Supporting freedom of inquiry, the Libraries foster a diverse and inclusive environment in which to engage with ideas and acquire the critical skills necessary for lifelong learning. 

The UMass Amherst Libraries seek a dynamic and innovative Data Services Librarian. Theincumbent will lead the UMass Amherst Libraries' efforts to support faculty, researchers, and students in the management of their research data throughout the research life-cycle; coordinate instruction sessions related to research data management for faculty, researchers, and students; provide consultations with researchers and research groups in partnership with subject librarians; and develop partnerships with key university stakeholders, including UMass Amherst's Office of Research and Engagement and Information Technology as well as external institutions. 

Example of Duties:

  1. Provide support and instruction in the use of tools, technologies, and methods to transform, manage, analyze, share, preserve, and present research data to faculty, researchers, and students;
  2. Coordinate instruction sessions related to research data management for faculty, researchers, and students.  Lead efforts to educate and empower subject librarians to provide research data management services;
  3. Design a sustainable framework for providing services such as assistance with data management plans for grant applications, workshops on data management, and online self-help;
  4. Provide consultations with researchers and research groups in partnership with subject librarians regarding research data management planning, metadata, and other related topics;
  5. Work with the Institutional Repository Librarian on issues related to including research data in the  Institutional Repository;
  6. Develop partnerships with relevant university stakeholders, including UMass Amherst's Office of Research and Engagement, Information Technology, and external institutions; 
  7. Serve as liaison to UMass Amherst's Office of Research & Engagement and Information Technology on data management initiatives;
  8. Work collaboratively with campus stakeholders, including compliance officers, to develop information policies, services, and infrastructure to enable faculty and students to preserve and make available their research data according to legal and regulatory requirements;
  9. Support campus efforts to preserve and protect institutional information and research data using best practices in information management, privacy, and security;
  10. Work with UMass Amherst Libraries' departments and technical experts to develop infrastructures and services that enhance access to data;
  11. Formally assess campus-wide data management needs and current support services and activities for continuous improvement;
  12. Monitor changes in data management policy issues and keep current on trends and best practices that impact the University and the Libraries; 
  13. Maintain an awareness of current tools and methodologies for computationally centered, data-driven research (data mining, visualization, text mining, etc.);
  14. Maintain awareness of subject or disciplinary repositories of potential interest to the UMass Amherst community;
  15. May be asked to represent the Libraries at Five College Committees and Boston Library Consortium Committees, or other selected professional meetings and conferences;
  16. Participate in library-wide task forces and committees;
  17. Understand and contribute to implementation of departmental and institutional goals for achieving non-discrimination and creating a respectful, inclusive environment that is supportive of diversity;
  18. Understand responsibilities with respect to conflicts of interest and behave in ways consistent both with law and with University policy;
  19. Use access to sensitive and/or not yet public university related information only in the performance of the responsibilities of position and exercise care to prevent unnecessary disclosure to others;
  20. Use data and assessment techniques to support evidence-based changes to services, programs, and the user experience;
  21. Oversee the accurate and timely availability of documentation for all procedures and processes;
  22. Perform other related duties as assigned in support of the mission and goals of the Library and the department.

Required Qualifications:

  1. Master's degree in library science - or equivalent degree - from a program accredited by the American Library Association, or its appropriate equivalent in librarianship from another country, or have appropriate equivalent experience.
  2. Minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience providing data management services to users in an academic setting.
  3. Demonstrated knowledge of data management practices, data curation practices, and preservation principles and practices.
  4. Understanding of research process as demonstrated by academic or work experience.
  5. Demonstrated knowledge of issues & technical challenges related to data management/curation, including format migration, preservation, metadata, data retrieval, and use issues.
  6. Ability to maintain knowledge on a broad range of data repositories, including submission requirements, intellectual property, and use arrangements, and provide guidance on repository selection for deposit.
  7. Ability to use technology in creative ways to solve problems and/or facilitate workflow.
  8. Experience working with DMPTool (or similar tools) to prepare management plans.
  9. Experience working with researchers and administrators in an academic environment.
  10. Familiarity with data sharing policies for U.S. federally funded research and emerging best practices for compliance with funder requirements.
  11. Demonstrated awareness of issues related to privacy and confidentiality for human subjects research and other research involving protected data.
  12. Familiarity with digital repository systems, such as Fedora/Hydra, DSpace, Islandora, Archivematica, or others.
  13. Evidence of the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; strong analytical and organizational skills.
  14. Ability to manage time and multiple projects in a complex, changing environment with a positive, flexible, creative, and innovative attitude.
  15. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively and work productively in establishing and maintaining harmonious working relationships with a diverse population of staff and students.
  16. Proven ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment, including remaining calm under pressure.
  17. Ability to contribute toward creating a positive and respectful workplace, defined by personal and professional competence, integrity, and collaboration.
  18. Strong service orientation and the ability to meet the public graciously and tactfully.  Strong customer service attitude and initiative.
  19. Understanding and contribution to implementation of departmental and institutional goals for achieving non-discrimination, and creating a respectful, inclusive environment that is supportive of diversity.

Preferred:

  1. Experience that includes cross-disciplinary subject knowledge and research background in data management in one or more areas of science, social sciences, or humanities.
  2. Coursework or certification in data management, curation, or preservation. 

SALARY COMMENSURATE WITH SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Application Instructions:

Please apply online at http://umass.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=84149and submit a letter of application, resume, and contact information (phone and email) for three professional references by June 12, 2017 for priority consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

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

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Research Room Internship, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Boston, MA

Interns in the Research Room at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library assist professional reference staff in responding to research requests for textual (paper-based) archival collections.

The intern's primary responsibility will be answering reference requests from off-site researchers, including anyone from scholars to publishers to the general public, and covering a wide range of topics. Interns also support other aspects of textual reference work including preservation, database management, digitization, interlibrary loan, and other duties as necessary. The internship requires excellent research and writing ability and customer service skills; interest in learning new subjects and technologies; initiative to start new research requests; and a strong commitment to public service.

In the course of their duties, interns learn to use digital resources such as the online digital archives at JFKLibrary.org, and the library's digital asset management system, Documentum.

Interns will learn to handle and provide access to original paper-based archival materials; efficiently navigate an archive of over 300 textual collections (including the Ernest Hemingway collection); and balance on-site and remote requests in a busy research room. Reference interns may also work on special projects depending on the intern's interest and the archives' needs.

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

Applications will be accepted through May 21, 2016. To apply, please send in the following documents:

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

These should be sent as pdf attachments to Stephen.Plotkin@nara.gov. Please include your name and the posting number (17-RR- 02) 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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Staff Librarian, West Liberty University, Wheeling, WV

PAY GRADE: 17

JOB CODE: 323619

POSITION: Full-time, Classified, (1.00 FTE), exempt, position. This position includes a comprehensive benefit package.

RESPONSIBILITIES: This position is responsible for performing a variety of activities to assist in the efficient operation of the Library. Other duties include but are not limited to:

  • Maintain library website with help from the university webmaster.
  • Create online bibliographic tutorials for imbedding in the website.
  • Conduct bibliographic and reference orientation to online library systems for on campus, online and the Highlands courses.
  • Aid in the selection, maintenance, and usage of vendor databases.
  • Analyze and select the best and most cost effective materials for acquisition, print and non-print.
  • Annually review the physical collection to assure applicability and currency of collection.
  • Provide reference and research assistance to faculty, staff, and students with any research needs.
  • Manage special collections.
  • Work with the Library Director, cover and assist with the Director is unavailable.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge of library science principles, practices, techniques, and technological trends.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Internet).
  • Experience in academic library preferred.
  • Ability to work well with others in an upbeat and positive manner.
  • Experience with maintaining webpages or blogs.
  • Ability to work independently.

EDUCATION: Masters of Library Science degree from an American Library Association accredited program

EXPERIENCE: At least one year of experience preferred

SALARY: $30,767.00 per year

APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 24, 2017

STARTING DATE: Tentative starting date: June 26, 2017

APPLY TO: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/westlibertyedu/default.cfm

West Liberty University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from all interested individuals. Individuals who need assistance in the application process may contact Sue Garrison, Human Resources Assistant III at 304-336-8029 or at sgarrison@westliberty.edu. (do not apply to this e-mail)

SUCCESSFULLY PASSING A BACKGROUND SCREENING REPORT IS REQUIRED FOR FINAL EMPLOYMENT

WEST LIBERTY UNIVERSITY IS A TOBACCO-FREE CAMPUS

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Youth Services Librarian, Plymouth Public Library, Plymouth, MA

The Town of Plymouth seeks qualified applicants for the position of Professional Librarian for the Youth Services Department at the Plymouth Public Library. 

Works under the diretion of the Library Director and in conjuction with the Youth Services Librarian performing duties on a professional level. Responsibilites include storytelling, program development, collection development and other activities of a library department. Provides customer service to the public at large, including telephone inquires, computer assisted research and bibliographic instruction. Must have an ALA accreditted Master's in Library and Information Science. 

Salary $21.9901/hour, 37.5 hours/week. This posting will close on May 24, 2017. Applications are available at www.plymouth-ma.gov or in the Human Resources Office at 11 Lincoln Street, Plymouth, MA 02360. AA/EOE.

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Evening/Weekend Services Librarian, Pace University, New York, NY

Basic Function: Provide comprehensive reference, research, and referral services, in a dynamic team-based, client-centered environment, supported by advanced library technology; assist students, staff and faculty in identifying, locating, and interpreting sources of information irrespective of format, and be available on a drop-in basis or by appointment; serve as a member of the library reference staff: participates on library committees and task forces, and assists with other library projects, assignments, and initiatives, as needed.

Develops evening/weekend reference services by using initiative to fulfill student needs: coordinate in-person workshops, staff virtual reference services, creating online LibGuides, offer support of Blackboard courses.

Any other duties as assigned by the Head of Research and Information Services or Library Director.

Position Qualifications: MLS from ALA accredited institution; Demonstrated experience in a library reference setting, having familiarity with the concepts, goals and methods of traditional and electronic reference services; well-developed computer and online searching skills; excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills; commitment to excellence in service and a demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.

Background or experience in health science or medical library preferred.

Quicklink for Posting: careers.pace.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=56904

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Intern, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA

Library and Information Science Students at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute will be working alongside staff in our Patient and Family Education Department. 

Working with a multidisciplinary team, we provide information to patients, their parents and family members at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorder Center in a variety of ways:

Lending Library

  • Brochures and Pamphlets from local and national organizations in print
  • Downloadable brochures, videos and web links on a patient education ipad,
  • and materials created within the institute available to families on external website and staff internally via SharePoint. 

Interns would help maintain and update materials as well as organize and/or improve systems.  Looking for student that is independent, reliable, and organized to help strengthen our materials and operations and in turn better the lives of our patients and families. 

To apply for the position, please email your resume to Martha_Young@dfci.harvard.edu.

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School Librarian for Science Department K-10, Manville School, Judge Baker Children's Center, Boston, MA

This position will report directly to the Curriculum Coordinator & has flexible hours/days within walking distance of Simmons. Ideal candidates have experience with data file management, internet searching, Google docs/drive & are detail-oriented. This position seeks to further cull, organize the newly-revised standards for Science, Technology & Engineering with appropriate curriculum for our students. It will also organize the existing digital database into Google docs and Smartboard Interactive Whiteboard technology. Breakfast & lunch is provided. This is an exciting time to be a part of this process for our high performing science programming.
Please forward all inquiries directly to Anastasia Karasoulos-Vekiarides (avekiarides@jbcc.harvard.edu) along with a resume, 3 references.

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Library Director, Philbrick James Library, Deerfield, NH

The Philbrick James Library in Deerfield, New Hampshire is seeking an outgoing, organized, and experienced person to fill the position of Library Director. Deerfield is a friendly, growing community of about 4,500 residents, and is convenient to Concord, Manchester, and Portsmouth. The library building is located at the center of the town's historic district.

Description:

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

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

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

Educational/Professional Requirements:

  • A Bachelor's degree is required; a Master's degree in Library Science or a related field is preferred.
  • A minimum of three years of professional public library experience is preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and proficiency with technology are required.

Skills Required:

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

Salary:

$40,000 - $45,000 commensurate with experience. Full time salaried position with municipal benefits package.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three reference contacts (two of which must be professional), to Library Search Committee, PO Box 30, Deerfield, NH 03037 or email to: PJLibrarySearch@gmail.com. Electronic submission is fully acceptable. Review of applications will begin June 9; the position will remain open until filled. Anticipated start date is on or before September 1.

Deerfield is an equal opportunity employer. 

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Part-time Librarian, Brooks School, North Andover, MA

The part-time Librarian works 20 hours a week during the academic year (33 weeks.) Position starts in September. Hours will include Saturday mornings and other day-time hours during the week. This position reports to the Library Director and is a key employee assisting with information literacy instruction and cataloging. Other duties include assisting students, faculty, staff and community members with all library services including circulation, reference, and technology support.

Essential Functions

  • Teach students, in a classroom setting, information literacy skills using a variety of methods and resources.
  • Assist students/faculty/others with checking items in and out as well as helping locate resources in online catalog, library databases, and web products.
  • Assist in selecting materials, print and digital, which support the curriculum and enrich the community.
  • Assist Library Director with cataloging of new materials.
  • Help to manage reserve items.
  • Assist patrons with and troubleshoot, as needed, all library equipment and applications.
  • Promote the library though traditional means as well as with social media.
  • Create and update digital research guides.
  • Other duties as detailed in full job description.

Qualifications

Candidate must have an MLS from an ALA accredited program (or be licensed as a school media specialist.) Prior library experience desired. Must demonstrate a high level of proficiency and comfort working with computers and emerging technologies. The candidate must genuinely enjoy working with high school aged students and be willing to work the hours associated with a boarding school setting.

The ideal candidate will have a solid working knowledge of current library operations, preferably in a school setting or in Young Adult services, as well as the vision and enthusiasm to embrace new and future trends in library services.

Physical Qualifications

  • The Part-time Librarian must have the following physical qualifications:
  • Ability to sit at desk for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to use keyboard for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to regularly move throughout large building.
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds.

To Apply

Please submit cover letter and resume by May 24th to Library Director Ann Massoth at amassoth@brooksschool.org

No phone calls.

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Digital Media/Information Management Internship, Campus Compact, Boston, MA

www.compact.org

Organization Description

Campus Compact is a non-profit, national coalition of nearly 1,100 colleges and universities committed to the public purposes of higher education. We are a network comprising a national office in Boston, MA as well as state and regional Campus Compacts. As the only national higher education association dedicated solely to campus-based civic engagement, Campus Compact enables campuses to develop students' citizenship skills and forge effective community partnerships. Campus Compact provides resources to support faculty and staff as they pursue community-based teaching and scholarship in the service of positive change.

Position Summary

The digital media/information management library intern will take a lead role in curating the online resources made available to Campus Compact members and the public. Examples of resources include teaching and learning materials such as sample syllabi and lesson plans, audio and video presentations, press releases, and reports. The goals of the internship will be to simplify wayfinding, organize current and new materials, and to cultivate a usable collection that advances Campus Compact's mission.

Responsibilities

Working with the Director of Professional Learning and the Communications Coordinator, the library intern will engage in a variety of activities, including but not limited to:

  • Collection assessment
  • Resource description and processing
  • Collection development
  • Promotion of the resource collection
  • Development of instructional materials to guide future collection development
  • Assessment to garner user feedback
  • Researching and recommending technology enhancements to facilitate use of the collection
  • Prioritize resource by relevance to audience using google analytics to identify top performing content

Basic Qualifications

  • Graduate student currently enrolled in a Library and Information Sciences (LIS) program.
  • Strong competency in basic computer skills with an understanding of Wordpress, understanding of Google Analytics preferred but not necessary.
  • Interest in functionality and management of digital library/resource collections.

Length of internship Spring/Summer 2017 (start and end dates are negotiable)

Work schedule

The Library Science intern will be expected to be in the office 8-10 hours per week, and will be provided with provided space, supervision and access to tools necessary to complete job responsibilities.

Pay to be determined based on experience and qualifications.

Benefits

Campus Compact's library science intern will have the opportunity to begin an archival project from the ground up, playing an active role in strategic decisions on prioritizing resources, and building a new system to make information more accessible and searchable for Campus Compact's network of professionals working to further community engagement across the country. Additionally, the library science intern will have the opportunity for practical application of archives and library skills, and will receive support in putting this experience toward a practicum as well as letters of recommendation or reference.

EMPLOYMENT STATEMENT

Campus Compact is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and seek candidates from underrepresented groups.

To apply:

To apply, please submit:

  • a resume or CV
  • a letter explaining why you are interested in the position and how you are qualified for it

Materials should be saved as one file, with your last name in the filename, and emailed to klyons@compact.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

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Call for Nominations: Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Scholarship 2017

*** DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 15, 2017 ***

NATURE OF THE AWARD
The scholarship will consist of an award of USD 3,000 (donated by the Eugene Garfield Foundation) to cover any research related expenses (including traveling) of the grant recipient, contingent upon the recipient's attending ISSI 2017, the next ISSI biennial conference. This conference will be held in Wuhan, P. R. China from October 16 till
October 20, 2017.

PURPOSE OF THE AWARD
The purpose of this scholarship is to foster research in informetrics, including bibliometrics, scientometrics, webmetrics and altmetrics by encouraging and assisting doctoral students in the field with their dissertation research.

ELIGIBILITY

  • The scholarship recipient must meet the following qualifications:
  • Be an active doctoral candidate pursuing research using informetric, bibliometric, scientometric, webmetric or altmetric methodology in a degree-granting institution;
  • Have a doctoral dissertation proposal accepted by the institution or by their dissertation advisor.

Clarification: an active doctoral student is someone who has not yet
obtained the doctoral degree at the moment he/she receives the award.
Moreover, the applicant need not be a member of ISSI to be considered for
this scholarship.

ADMINISTRATION
The award is sponsored by the Eugene Garfield Foundation with the cooperation of the Chemical Heritage Foundation, and is administered by the Board of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics (ISSI).

NOMINATIONS
Submission should include the following:

  • The doctoral research proposal, including a description of the research, methodology, and significance, 10 pages or less in length, double-spaced, and in English;
  • A copy of the paper submitted for presentation at the ISSI Conference;
  • A cover letter from the dissertation advisor endorsing the proposal and confirming that the contents of this proposal are accepted by the institute, or at least by the advisor;
  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS AND DEADLINE
Due to the extension of the ISSI'2017 paper submission deadlines, the deadline for submission to the award is *** extended to MAY 15, 2017***.
All proposals should be submitted in PDF by e-mail to ISSI Board member Birger Larsen at egdds.award@gmail.com. An acknowledgement of receipt will be sent to candidates.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATION
The recipient of the award will be given the opportunity to present his/her work either during a normal session (if his/her paper has been accepted for presentation), either as a special lecture on the same level as research in progress. This presentation will be referred to as the special Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Scholarship Lecture.

Some further clarifications

  • The candidate must have the intention to attend the conference, as shown by a submitted paper.
  • The awardee is free to use the award money as he/she pleases. The award does not have to (but of course may) be used for travelling to the conference.
  • The awardee is not automatically entitled to an (extra) travel grant from the conference organizers or from ISSI. Of course he/she may apply for such a grant (if such grants are made available by the organizers) like any other conference participant.

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Call for Proposals: Research-to-Practice Webinar Presenters

ALSC Education Committee Seeking Research-to-Practice Webinar Presenters in the area of Youth Services Research

To increase the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)'s continuing education opportunities, the Education Committee is pleased to announce its new Research-to-Practice webinar series. The purpose of the series is to disseminate current research related to youth services and address how it can be applied in public and school libraries.

The Education Committee invites proposals for webinars to be presented in this series. Proposals may be on a wide array of research topics, but they should have a strong emphasis on how the research findings inform the practices of librarians and others working with children. While proposals from established researchers are welcome, students graduating from master's and doctoral programs are especially encouraged to apply. The webinar series is an opportunity for new graduates to gain experience presenting and for established researchers to showcase their work within the ALSC community.

ALSC webinar presenters are compensated $100 for developing the webinar. Proposals may be submitted to http://www.ala.org/alsc/online-education-proposal. Proposals are reviewed by the Education Committee on a rolling basis and may be submitted at any time.

For tips on writing a successful webinar proposal, please view How to Write Successful ALSC Webinar and Course Proposals, a presentation developed by the Education Committee for prospective ALSC instructors and presenters.

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Call for Submissions: International Paper Contest by SIG-III

The Special Interest Group on International Information Issues (SIG-III) of the Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) hereby announces the opening of its 17th International Paper Contest for LIS Professionals in Developing countries, for the 2017 Annual Meeting, which will take place in Washington DC (Crystal City, Virginia) from October 27- November1, 2017. https://www.asist.org/events/annual-meeting/annual-meeting-2017/.

The theme of the Annual Meeting is: "Diversity of Engagement: Connecting People and Information in the Physical and Virtual Worlds." This theme provides an opportunity for information science researchers - including academics practitioners, to discuss the impact of their research on industry, government, local/national/global community groups, individuals, information systems, libraries/museums/galleries, and on other practice contexts. It highlights the focus on Applied Research, which recognizes that basic research in information science is also inspired by, and/or connected to, information practice contexts. Papers could discuss issues, policies and case studies on specific aspects of the theme from a local and/or international perspective.

Topics include, but are not limited to the following core areas:

  • Impact on Individuals: information behavior, information retrieval, human-computer interaction, social media use, information literacy, etc.
  • Impact on Society: digital citizenship, cultural engagement, archival preservation, policy development, copyright, intellectual property, infometrics, information access, etc.
  • Impact on Organizations: information architecture, knowledge management, competitive intelligence, linked data and big data, digital curation, records and archives management, etc.
  • Impact on Systems & Technology: cloud computing, digital libraries, automatic indexing, social tagging, classification, semantic web, database design, web usability, etc.
  • Impact on Information Contexts: health, education, law; environment, agriculture, business, etc.

A panel of judges will select three winners. The panel is composed of Innocent Awasom (Texas Tech University, USA), Shimelis Assefa (University of Denver, USA), Premila Gamage (Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka), Devendra Dilip Potnis (University of Tennessee at Knoxville, USA) and Fatih Oguz (UNC Greensboro, USA)

Judging criteria:
The papers will be judged on the following:

  • Originality of paper in the developing world and global information ecosystem
  • Relevance to the paper contest theme and
  • Quality of argument, presentation and organization

Eligibility & Information for authors:
Only papers by a principal author who is a citizen of, and resides in a developing country are eligible. Winners of the 2010-2016 contests are not eligible. The papers should be original, unpublished, and submitted in English. We encourage submissions from librarians, information and network specialists, and educators involved in the creation, representation, maintenance, exchange, discovery, delivery, and use of digital information.

Award:
The first-place winner will receive a minimum of $1,000 towards offsetting the costs of attending the 2017 ASIS&T Annual Conference in Washington DC. In addition, all three winners will receive a two-year individual membership in ASIS&T. In case of multiple authors, the principal author will be awarded the ASIS&T membership.

Style:
The international paper contest committee requires that submissions follow the International Information and Library Review instructions to authors. Detailed information is available under the heading, Guide for Authors at:
http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=ulbr20&page=instructions#.VOw5ZUex4k0

ASIS&T Copyright Policy:
ASIS&T will have the non-exclusive right to publish any of the papers submitted on its web site or in print, with ownership and all other rights remaining with the author.

Deadline for submission of full papers:
Authors are invited to submit manuscripts, not to exceed 5,000 words, by May 31st, 2017 via email to awasom.afuh@ttu.edu, preferably as Microsoft Word or PDF attachment.

Thanks and we look forward to receiving your papers. Please distribute wisely to LIS professionals in Developing Economies.

International Paper Contest Team
Innocent Awasom
Shimelis Assefa
Premila Gamage
Devendra Dilip Potnis
Faith Oguz

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Call for Participation: Idea Fair

Greetings, MLS members! Does your library have a great program or service that promotes social justice? Please consider participating in the Idea Fair at our spring program on June 13. We are extending the deadline for submitting proposals to Monday, May 15. While we have already received a number of great submissions, we are looking for at least a few more. 

What is an Idea Fair? Good question! It's like a poster session, but posters are optional! Learn more and submit your proposal via our online formNote: Idea Fair presenters will receive complimentary registration to the program.

No proposal to share? That's OK! We hope you will still join us at the program next month:

"Talking Social Justice in Massachusetts Libraries: Diversity to Equity"
June 13, 2017, 9:30am-3:30pm
Devens Conference CenterDevens, MA

  • Hear a keynote address from April Hathcock, whose writings and presentations on diversity and inclusion in librarianship have garnered national attention;
  • Discover what your colleagues in Massachusetts are doing to promote social justice at their libraries and in their communities at the spring program Idea Fair;
  • Learn about how the Committee on the Promotion of Diversity & Inclusion at MIT Libraries has increased awareness among library staff and helped embed diversity and inclusion into library policies, practices, and events;
  • Identify actions you can take to promote social justice at your own libraries, and work with other attendees to plan how we can continue the discussion at the statewide level.  

To register to attend: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/talking-social-justice-in-massachusetts-libraries-diversity-to-equity-tickets-33705366659

Staff in MLS member libraries and students in graduate ILS programs receive first priority for registration; on May 19, we will open remaining seats to our colleagues in other states.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Librarian, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, OH

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is currently considering applicants for the position of Librarian.  The Librarian reports to the Senior Director of Library and Archives and performs descriptive cataloging of library resources; assists in providing instruction and reference service and engaging users through outreach activities; assists in the collection development of library resources; and supervises the work of the Library Assistant, interns, and volunteers.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Performs descriptive cataloging of library resources in the Library & Archives.
    • Performs original and copy cataloging and physical processing of library resources, including books, dissertations, periodicals, sound and video recordings, music scores, and electronic resources.
    • Performs subject analysis and classification.
    • Remains current on national standards for descriptive cataloging practices and revisions in cataloging rule interpretations for music materials.
    • Documents and maintains the policies and procedures manual for cataloging in the Library & Archives.
    • Works with vendors to procure cataloging tools and resources; orders supplies needed for physical processing of library resources.
    • Works with the Rock Hall's technology team and archivists to determine technology needs for the Library & Archives and to ensure the institution's adherence to current metadata standards.
  • Provides instruction and reference service to Rock Hall staff and visitors.
    • Along with all Library & Archives staff, works regularly scheduled shifts at the Information Desk and provides reference service to Rock Hall staff and visitors.
    • Works with the Director of Archives and the Senior Director of Library & Archives to provide instruction sessions about Library & Archives resources and services to Rock Hall staff, teachers, and students.
    • Provides orientations and tours to classes and other visitors as needed.
    • Compiles usage statistics for library materials as needed.
  • Engages Library & Archives users through outreach activities.
    • Works with the Senior Director of Library & Archives to develop and produce public events at the Library & Archives.
    • Collaborates with the Rock Hall's marketing and communications teams to engage users about library resources via the Rock Hall's website and social media platforms.
    • Works with the Director of Archives to create and update research guides and online tutorials on the Rock Hall website.
    • Monitors the Library & Archives section of the Rock Hall website to ensure online content is up to date.
    • Assists in outreach to educators, students, media, and other organizations to increase awareness of Library & Archives collections.
  • Works with the Senior Director of Library & Archives to develop the library collections of the Library & Archives.
    • Assists the Senior Director of Library & Archives in the evaluation and selection of library resources, including books, dissertations, periodicals, sound and video recordings, music scores, and electronic resources.
    • Works with vendors to acquire, renew, and cancel print subscriptions and electronic resources as needed.
    • Weeds and deaccessions library resources as needed.
  • Supervises the work of the Library Assistant, and supervises interns and volunteers as needed.
  • Represents the Library & Archives within and outside the institution.
    • Represents the Library & Archives to Rock Hall staff, including participation in interdepartmental meetings and committees.
    • May represent the Rock Hall to the academic and library communities at local and/or national professional meetings.
    • Interacts with vendors and donors as needed.
  • Duties include but may not be limited to the above.
JOB REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program in library and/or information science is required; undergraduate and/or advanced degree in music or other relevant discipline is strongly preferred.  
  • Experience in Field:
    • Two or more years of experience performing original and copy cataloging of library resources in an academic, research, or special library.
    • Experience cataloging using RDA, AACR2, Library of Congress-Program for Cooperative Cataloging Policy Statements (LC-PCC PS), Library of Congress Classification (LCC), Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), Library of Congress Genre-Form Terms (LCGFT), and MARC formats. 
    • Experience using an integrated library system, III's Sierra preferred.
    • Experience using a shared bibliographic utility, OCLC's Connexion preferred.
    • Experience cataloging music-related materials strongly preferred. 
    • Experience in the creation of controlled headings per RDA and NACO guidelines preferred.
    • Experience providing library reference service and/or instruction in an academic, research, or special library.
    • Experience creating online library research guides preferred.
    • Experience with collection development in a music library preferred.
    • Supervisory experience preferred.
  • Unique Expertise/Certification/Registrations:
    • Knowledge of the history of rock and roll and related popular music genres.
    • Knowledge of music literature, reference sources, and research tools.
    • Expertise in best practices in cataloging library resources.
    • Knowledge of RDA, AACR2, LC-PCC PS, LCC, LCSH, LCGFT, and MARC formats.
    • Familiarity with in-development data structuring methods, including FRBR, BIBFRAME, and the use of linked data.
    • Participation in professional organizations and continuing education preferred.
    • Computer literate in standard office management software, including Microsoft Office applications.
    • Outstanding team orientation, flexibility, and ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
    • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, organizational skills, and interpersonal skills.
    • Detail oriented with ability to organize and prioritize tasks to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects concurrently.
    • Ability to work independently without close oversight, and also a team player who will engage productively with others at varying levels of seniority within and outside the Museum.  
    • A professional and resourceful style; willingness to take initiative, manage multiple tasks and projects at a time; and willingness to learn.
    • Thinks of the big-picture and considers the impact of decisions across the institution as a whole.
    • Understands implicitly how to work with different people and various working styles across the organization.
    • Sets a strong example for others by initiating collaboration and working consistently in a collegial manner.
    • Encourages teamwork, and anticipates and removes obstacles to effective teamwork; seeks to resolve conflicts as they arise
    • Approaches others in a positive manner and builds solid long-term relationships with key stakeholders inside and outside the organization.
    • Ability to successfully pass a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame reference check, background investigation and drug screening.
    • Ability to get along with other people and regularly communicate status of assignments.
WORK SCHEDULE:
Ability to work at least 40 hours per week; any shift as assigned, including evenings, weekends and holidays.  Ability to work additional hours as workload demands.  Hours are primarily 8:30 am - 5:30 pm Monday through Friday.
STARTING SALARY: Commensurate with experience.  (Full-Time/Exempt)
For consideration, submit resume and cover letter detailing your qualifications along with salary history online. https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=ROCKROLLFA&jobId=59190&lang=en_US&source=CC3
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is an equal opportunity employer and Drug Free Workplace.

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Digital Initiatives Coordinator, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD

South Dakota State University's Hilton M. Briggs Library welcomes applications for the position of Digital Initiatives Coordinator. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Identifying, prioritizing, and managing workflows of collections to be digitized.
  • Complying with standards, regulations, and laws.
  • Maintaining partnerships with entities such as the Digital Library of South Dakota and the Digital Public Library of America.
  • Developing and implementing workflows for the selection, acquisition, arrangement, description, preservation, and accessibility of the University's digital assets for the University Archives.
  • Contributing to and implementing policies and workflows for long-term sustainability of the University's records management.
  • Obtaining external funding to support digitization.
  • Growing SDSU's digital collections and assuring a quality user experience.
  • Providing outreach and communication, including the management of the Archives and Special Collections website and social media. 

For a summary of the main minimum and preferred qualifications, the application deadline, contact information, questions on the position, and to apply, visit https://YourFuture.sdbor.edu, search for the position, and follow the electronic application process. For questions on the electronic employment process, contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128. SDSU is an AA/EEO employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The direct link for this position is: https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=61028

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

Time commitment: 15-30 hours/week (3 month commitment, available beginning 6/1/17)
Hourly rate: $20.00/hour

Summary:

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

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

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

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

Relationships

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

Qualifications

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

Application Process:

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

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IT/Reference Librarian, Amesbury Public Library, Amesbury, MA

Summary Statement of Duties: Responsible for long range planning for technological development and for coordinating and supporting all computer technology services within the library, including the Library's consortium services via MVLC. 

Oversees and maintains Web presence and Internet services, evaluation, selection, installation and maintenance of hardware and software.  Trains staff and public in the use of a variety of computer technology.  Provides expert guidance to patrons requesting information and library materials and selects library materials for purchase both in print and electronic format. Provides reference assistance to library patrons.

Supervision Required:  Library Director 

Salary OPEIU Grade 14, Step 1. ($24.85) Full Benefits

Qualifications

Masters in Library Science with three-five (3-5) years related work experience.

Special Requirements: 

Certificate in Librarianship from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

 

For full job description please go to this link: http://www.amesburyma.gov/

To Apply

Send or email resume and letter of application to:
Erin Matlin, Director
Amesbury Public Library
149 Main Street
Amesbury, MA 01913
ematlin@amesburylibrary.org

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Records Manager/Archivist, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Working under the direction of the Senior Records Manager/Archivist (SRM/A), the Records Manager/Archivist for Operations (RM/AO) is responsible for activities related to management of institutional records and overseeing provision of records center and archives transfer services to University offices, faculty and staff; ensures compliance with University policies; contributes to development of RMS records schedules and procedures; and facilitates the preservation, storage and disposal of inactive records, and other aspects of paper and electronic records management as required. This role is also responsible for providing customer focused service and building positive and constructive relationships with stakeholders by understanding their needs and problems, and providing timely communication and service.

Working independently and with a minimum of supervision, the RM/AO continually monitors the efficiency and effectiveness of records management operations including management of records center accounts at the Harvard Depository; training and assisting University staff in understanding University records policy and records management tools; and identifying records for retention or destruction using approved University records schedules, including participating in special records management projects, particularly those related to legacy issues. The RM/AO assesses and promotes the maintenance of historical records to preserve institutional memory and heritage, including identifying, appraising and facilitating transfer of records that should be preserved at the University Archives. The RM/AO also develops, coordinates, and delivers educational and training content to University staff, faculty and students.

The RM/AO collaborates with members of the Collection Development/Records Management departments and other Archives' staff on a variety of projects, and may coordinate or participate on Harvard University Archives (HUA) or Harvard Library teams or committees.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversees the management and provision of records storage services for University offices, faculty and staff and management of records center accounts at the Harvard Depository. Reviews and resolves problems in order to authorize transfers of institutional records to records storage at the Harvard Depository or to the University Archives.
  • Communicates records management policies and practices throughout the University in a variety of forums. Trains and assists University staff in understanding University records policy and effective records management techniques.
  • With the advice of the Sr. Records Manager/Archivist, writes, implements, and maintains records management procedures and guidelines.
  • Assists with the development of general and office­specific records schedules based on administrative, financial, legal, and historical assessments of University records.
  • Advises on operational and compliance responsibilities relating to the lifecycle management of University records regardless of media or format. Performs business process assessments, recommending solutions to records management issues. Identifies records for retention or destruction using approved University records schedules, including identifying records that should be transferred to the University Archives, and participates in special records management projects, particularly those related to legacy issues.
  • With the Senior Records Manager/Archivist and other departments at the University (e.g. Center for Workplace Development) develops and implements effective training for employees on records management matters.
  • Identifies and promotes the maintenance of historical records to preserve institutional memory and heritage, including assessing with other HUA staff the long­term value of University offices' records and faculty research data to the University and the Archives, and brings historical archival records into the Archives. Assesses, appraises and facilitates transfer of archival University records to the HUA.
  • Participates in the planning of information systems and applications to ensure that both paper and electronic records are maintained and transferred to the Archives as appropriate.
  • Assists with the retrieval of records, as appropriate, to meet legal requests for documentation, including responses to subpoenas and similar requests for records or information.
  • As necessary, assists the Collection Development Curator/Archivist with packing and preparing personal/historical archives for transfer to the University Archives.

Basic Qualifications

  • Master's degree in library science, information science, or information management, with archival or records management studies required.
  • Minimum 2 years professional experience in a records management or archives environment, preferably in an institutional, university setting.
  • Evidence of current knowledge of laws, regulations, rules and directives applicable to the various record types created and maintained in a university/academic setting, and the ability to research updates to such laws, regulations, rules and directives, along with any trends and "best practices" in the field of records management.
  • Knowledge of computer systems and databases, preferably MS Office applications including Excel and Access.
  • Experience developing and presenting educational sessions and workshops required.
  • Must have a current driver's license and be willing to drive to offsite meetings and settings.
  • Must be able to regularly lift 40 lb. records storage boxes.

Additional Qualifications

  • Strong analytical and communication/presentation skills and active client­service orientation are essential.
  • Must demonstrate an ability to manage a variety of projects and tasks in a complex and dynamic environment, work in high pressure situations, and work effectively at all levels of the University community.
  • Preferred formal coursework in records management.
  • Experience managing or handling electronic records.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills evidenced by success in a collaborative environment.
  • Must demonstrate an ability to manage a variety of projects and tasks in a complex and dynamic environment and work effectively at all levels of the University community.
  • Capacity to thrive in an environment of change.
  • Must be detail­oriented, able to work independently and as part of a team, collaborative, and flexible.
  • Record of service to the profession preferred.

At the Harvard Library, our work is enriched by our diverse campus community. Our unique and wide­ranging abilities, experiences, and perspectives are integral to achieving Harvard University's mission of excellence in research, teaching, and learning for our patrons, our collections, and our workplace. We believe that an inclusive environment that cultivates and promotes understanding, respect, and collaboration across our diverse workforce enables our success.

We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and abilities to apply to be a part of our community of over 700 staff members. Our work with faculty, students and researchers to explore answers to intellectual questions, enduring and new, and to seek solutions to the world's most consequential problems, requires that we not only reflect, but also champion our diverse society. Learn more about our contributions to the academic enterprise by visiting us at http://lib.harvard.edu/about­us and about the Harvard University community at http://hr.harvard.edu/why­harvard.

EEO Statement We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

To learn more or apply for this role, please visit: http://hr.harvard.edu/search-jobs

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Collection Development Librarian, 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 Director of Collection Development, the Collection Development Librarian is an operational position with responsibilities for collection funds management, collection development training, and collection assessment. The professional in this position will coordinate and collaborate with colleagues across the Yale University Library system in the implementation of collection development strategies and operations.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:
  • Master's degree in Library Science from an American Library Association Accredited Library school and a minimum of 2 years of professional experience are required.
  • Demonstrated ability in collection development and knowledge of scholarly publishing practices and trends. 
  • Demonstrated ability to manage budgets. Demonstrated ability to design and manage projects, bringing them to a successful conclusion. 
  • Excellent analytical skills. Demonstrated proficiency in Excel. Experience using quantitative and/or qualitative data to inform decision-making. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to work collaboratively across organizational units 
Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments. Librarian ranking information can be found at: http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank.html.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience: Experience providing training and creating documentation. Experience with vendor relations and communications. Experience providing public services in an academic library. Experience reading, interpreting, and negotiating license agreements.

The University and the Library
The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including around 15 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 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://bit.ly/2psxeNT

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

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Library Technician, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

Department Description
The Mission of the School of Media & Journalism is to educate students in a broad range of skills and concepts involving the gathering editing and presentation of information, along with evaluating the effects of public communication, preparing students for careers in journalism and media, educating students about the mass media and their roles in society, contributing to the body of knowledge about mass media and society, and extending that teaching and knowledge to the people of North Carolina and beyond.

Position Description
THIS IS A TIME-LIMITED POSITION FOR ONE YEAR WITH THE PROBABILITY OF RENEWAL.

The Library Technician assists in the management of daily operations of the Park Library and will be the point person for the library in the absence of the library director. Oversees circulation of books and other materials and reserve functions. The technician will supervise student workers, and will assist the Director in scheduling, budgeting, evaluating, and training. Provides customer service to all patrons covering circulation and reference. Uses independent judgment to resolve cataloging, circulation, and staffing issues.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
High school diploma or equivalency and two years of experience in library services, office support, or related field; or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to work accurately, paying close attention to detail is essential.
  • Customer service experience is essential.
  • Familiar with PCs, copiers, printers, MS Office software.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in related field.
  • Experience working in an academic library with a range of patron types (undergraduates, graduates, faculty) and procedures (circulation, reserve, cataloging).
  • Experience working with integrated library systems.
  • Academic or work experience in journalism, photography, public relations, or advertising field helpful.

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

For more information and to apply: https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/119715

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Chemical and Biological Sciences Librarian, University of Houston, Houston, TX

Responsibilities: The University of Houston Libraries seeks a collaborative, innovative librarian to serve as the liaison to the departments of Biology & Biochemistry and Chemistry in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. Both departments grant bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees, providing many opportunities to work with undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and researchers in the areas of instruction, collection development, outreach, and research support. As a member of the Science Team within the Liaison Services Department, the successful candidate will have an opportunity to contribute to shared initiatives across science and engineering disciplines and collaborate with health science librarians and other liaisons on projects that support the development of a new Health Sciences Library and its services. The successful candidate will also have an opportunity to build expertise and services as part of UH Libraries effort to advance digital research services, with an emphasis on bioinformatics and digital research tools related to the sciences.

Librarians hold academic rank pursuant to the University of Houston Librarians' Bylaws.  They are expected to develop a record of service, scholarship, and professional involvement. The UH Libraries support the ongoing professional development of librarians and our goal is to recruit librarians committed to continuous learning.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program
  • Demonstrated excellent communication skill and strong service orientation
  • Ability to work strategically in a complex, changing environment
  • Proven capacity to work effectively and collegially in teams with staff at all levels as well as faculty and students.
  • Degree or significant coursework in the natural sciences with an emphasis on biology and/or chemistry; or professional experience relevant to the natural sciences in an academic research library
  • Demonstrated awareness of faculty and graduate student needs at a research institution; or demonstrated awareness of the scientific research process, including the impact of emerging digital tools and methodologies on that process

Preferred:

  • Experience in library instruction and assessment
  • Experience in collection development
  • Project management and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated initiative and creativity
  • Demonstrated knowledge of or experience with bioinformatics tools

Salary:  $58,000 to 60,000 expected hiring range, depending on qualifications.  Comprehensive benefits package; choice of retirement programs including TIAA-CREF; tax-deferred annuity program available; release time to take a class up to 3 hours/week; no state or local income tax. 

Library Information:  The UH Libraries are a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Greater Western Library Alliance, HathiTrust, the Council on Library and Information Resources, the Digital Library Federation, and the Texas Digital Library.  The campus libraries provide access to over 3.1 million volumes.  The University Libraries' total staff is 160, including 62 professionals.  Additional information about the University Libraries is available at: http://info.lib.uh.edu.

The UH Libraries' Strategic Plan 2017-21 focuses on quality collections, research productivity, student success, and transforming library spaces.  The complete document is available at:  http://info.lib.uh.edu/strategic-plan.  The Libraries' Strategic Plan supports an ambitious set of goals adopted by the University and furthers the drive for flagship status:  http://www.uh.edu/about/mission/ .  We seek to recruit librarians who can relate their work to these strategies and understand their role in advancing these strategic imperatives.

The University of Houston Libraries respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity.  Our organization serves one of the most diverse campuses in the nation and seeks to recruit and retain a similar community of library professionals.  We welcome candidates whose experience in libraries, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to excellence in diversity and inclusion.

General Information:  The University of Houston campus comprises 14 colleges offering close to 80 degree programs with an enrollment of over 40,000 students, 7,200 of whom are enrolled in graduate studies. 

The University of Houston is a nationally prominent research university. Researchers are making new demands on available resources, seeking new funding sources, exploring new modes of scholarship, and generating and managing a vast array of research data. By aligning UH Libraries' expertise and resources with these evolving research agendas, the Libraries can significantly impact the success of campus research, preserve and expand access to scholarship at UH, and document research excellence.

Houston, the fourth largest city in the United States, offers all the cultural and recreational opportunities of a great city and is within easy reach of the Gulf of Mexico.  It enjoys a reasonable cost of living and was selected by Forbes as topping the list of America's coolest cities:  http://www.forbes.com/sites/morganbrennan/2012/07/26/houston-tops-our-list-of-americas-coolest-cities-to-live/.

For additional information, including information about Houston's flourishing arts scene and entertainment offerings, please see:  http://www.visithoustontexas.com/.  For information about housing and living in Houston see:  http://www.houston.org/living/index.html.

Application Deadline:  The position is available after September 1, 2017.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Applications should be submitted at:  http://jobs.uh.edu/postings/33981 

Please also visit the University of Houston Libraries Employment page for more information:  http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/employment 

Appointment to this position is contingent on the results of a completed criminal history records investigation.

Potential applicants seeking further information should contact John Lehner, Associate Dean for Resource Management, at 713-743-9801 or jlehner@uh.edu . 

THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. MINORITIES, WOMEN, VETERANS AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. 

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Internship, Analog Devices, Wilmington, MA

Full time internship: Mon to Fri 8:00-5:00 (40 hrs/week) for 8 weeks in the Wilmington, MA office of Analog Devices ideally beginning in early June
Competitive hourly pay plus transportation and housing stipends available for eligible interns.

Join the corporate library group of Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI), a leading provider of high-performance signal processing technologies. The library supports informed technical and business decision-making and innovation throughout ADI by providing online access to quality scientific, technical, business, and market research resources and services across the company's worldwide locations.

The primary focus of the internship will be working with library staff to evaluate options for fulfilling the company's global needs for industry standards (published by ANSI, IEC, ISO, etc.) including factors such as:

  • Needs assessment
  • Content coverage 
  • Pricing and licensing models 
  • Usability for librarians and end-users 
  • Implementation and maintenance requirements 
  • Availability of usage statistics 
  • Options for integration with EBSCO Discovery Service 

This internship will provide valuable opportunities to work closely with a small team and gain insight into many different aspects of corporate library operations as well as hands-on experience with stakeholder engagement, product evaluation and vendor negotiations, and a variety of library services such as patent searching, research assistance, and document delivery.

Requirements

  • Enrollment in or recent graduation from an accredited bachelor's or master's degree program in library and information science 
  • Able to work 40 hours a week during normal business hours for at least 8 weeks beginning in June in the Wilmington, MA office of Analog Devices

Qualifications

  • Strong team player with a results-oriented approach 
  • Able to balance attention to detail with real-world time and resource constraints 
  • Comfortable working with both local and remote team members
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Comfortable with basic business software such as Microsoft Office 
  • Experience with library product evaluation and/or vendor negotiations is a plus 
  • Professional enthusiasm, curiosity, flexibility, persistence, and a sense of humor are also a plus! 

Please apply online at https://career4.successfactors.com/career?company=analogdeviP1&site=VjItSE43VDBudHJlU3UwSGpKcUVacWFRQT09&career_job_req_id=423&career_ns=job_listing&navBarLevel=JOB_SEARCH

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Geography and Global Studies Librarian, University of Washington Libraries, Seattle, WA

LOCATION: Government Publications, Maps, Microforms and Newspapers Unit; Reference and Research Services Department.

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.

GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS, MAPS, MICROFORMS AND NEWSPAPERS UNIT (GMM)

The GMM unit is comprised of three major collections that serve UW faculty, students, and staff, as well as researchers from the local community and around the world. The government publication collection is a depository for publications from the United States federal government, Canada, the United Nations, the European Union, and the State of Washington. The collection also includes documents from international intergovernmental organizations, the City of Seattle, and King County. The map collection includes map sheets, aerial photographs, atlases, and electronic mapping and digital geospatial data for use with GIS software. The microform and newspaper collection includes current national and international newspapers, an extensive collection of newspapers on microfilm, as well as a wide variety of microform sets supporting research in the humanities, social sciences, sciences, and international studies. The unit is part of the Libraries' Reference and Research Services Department. 

THE POSITION

The University of Washington Libraries seeks a collaborative, creative, and energetic librarian to provide a range of learning and research services to faculty, students, and staff in Geography and Global Studies. Under the general direction of the Head, Government Publications, Maps, Microforms and Newspapers (GMM), the Geography and Global Studies Librarian serves as the liaison to the Geography Department, the Center for Global Studies, the Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology, and coordinating liaison to the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies. The librarian has primary responsibility for managing services and collections for geography, international government organizations (IGO), and non-governmental organizations (NGO). Other responsibilities include the provision of GIS services and support to the Geography Department and the Jackson School, and serving as one of the research data services librarians for the social sciences. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Initiates liaison and outreach relationships with the Geography Department, the Global Studies Center, the Jackson School, and the Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology, providing instruction, reference, and consultation services, and participating in Department, School, and Center activities. Assesses, develops, and selects electronic and print resources for the geography collection. Creates and maintains research guides and other tools for International Documents, general International Studies, and Geography.
  • Collaborates with the Geospatial Data and Maps Librarian to provide GIS services and support to the Geography Department and the Jackson School.
  • Plays a leadership and liaison role in the social sciences for data collection development (data sets), data mining services, and data management, curation, and literacy support in collaboration with the Research Data Services staff and the social sciences librarians.
  • Manages international depository relationships and collections on behalf of the Libraries, such as the official liaison to the United Nations Depository Program, and ensures the observance of depository requirements for international government publications.
  • Participates in staffing the Government Publications, Maps, Microforms and Newspapers service desk and the Libraries' virtual information and reference service. With the U.S. Documents librarian, responds to questions related to U.S. and international governmental issues.
  • Collaborates with colleagues to plan and implement instruction to students working on transnational and multidisciplinary research, often in a team environment.

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.
  • One to two years of experience providing public services in an academic library.
  • Evidence of ability to work independently and with others in a demanding and rapidly changing environment where collaboration, consultation, and cooperation are essential.
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills; evidence of strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Evidence of initiative and resourcefulness in previous professional or academic activities.
  • Experience in planning and/or providing information literacy instruction.
  • Evidence of interest in and ability to learn and apply new technologies to user services

Preferred

  • Experience working with researchers and students in social science disciplines.
  • Course work or experience working with government publications, particularly those from international governmental organizations (IGO) and the United States government.
  • Knowledge of, experience with, or willingness to learn GIS and data services.
  • Collection development experience or knowledge of the principles of collection development.

SALARY

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

RANK

Position will be at rank of Assistant or Senior Assistant Librariandepending on qualifications and background. 

BENEFITS

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

APPLICATION PROCESS

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

  • Cover letter (addressed to Laura Lillard, Director, Libraries Human Resources).
  • Curriculum vitae or resume (include a telephone number, mailing address, email address and salary requirements).
  • List of three references who are knowledgeable of your qualifications for this position, one of which must be your current supervisor (include telephone numbers, mailing addresses, and email addresses).
  • Please use "Librarian Application: Geography and Global Studies 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, June 9, 2017.

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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English Studies Librarian and Research Commons Librarian, University of Washington Libraries, Seattle, WA

LOCATION: Research Commons; Reference and Research Services Department 

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.

RESEARCH COMMONS

The English Studies and Research Commons Librarian reports to the Head of the Research Commons. The Research Commons is an active, flexible, experimental space that is designed to enhance community and support the collaborative needs of UW students, faculty, and staff. The Research Commons provides a sandbox for testing new program models that are designed to foster interdisciplinary collaboration and encourage the sharing of research. Services offered include consultations and workshops targeted at graduate and upper-level undergraduate students, and include support for funding, writing, design, digital scholarship and citation management. The Research Commons is a unit of the Reference and Research Services Department, which includes seven other units and many of the subject librarians in the humanities, international studies, sciences, and social sciences.

THE POSITION

The University of Washington Libraries seeks an energetic English Studies and Research Commons Librarian committed to providing a range of services and collections. The English Studies Librarian serves as subject librarian for the English Department, and is responsible for outreach to students and faculty in the assigned department, insuring that they are provided with quality collection development,

research and consultation assistance, and instruction. The librarian plays a leadership role in the provision of digital humanities services and programs in collaboration with the Digital Scholarship Librarian and the Head of the Research Commons. In the role of Research Commons Librarian, supervises the Help Desk's student staff and collaborates with the Head of the Research Commons to provide forward-thinking programs and services aimed primarily toward upper-level undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Initiates and establishes liaison relationships with faculty, students, and staff in the Department of English, providing instruction, reference, and consultation services, and participating in departmental activities. Creates and maintains research guides and other tools in English Literature.
  • Selects print and electronic materials to support research and the graduate and undergraduate-level programs in the English Department. Collaborates with other humanities librarians on the Seattle, Bothell, and Tacoma campuses to develop the libraries' collections.
  • Works with the Digital Scholarship Librarian, humanities and fine arts librarians, and other appropriate staff to support faculty and students engaged in digital humanities initiatives. May represent the Libraries to centers on campus engaged in digital humanities projects.
  • Hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates the Research Commons student staff and participates in the hiring and training of a team of graduate student assistants.
  • Assists the Head of the Research Commons in planning, managing, and coordinating research support services and programming and seeking new partnership opportunities. In collaboration with subject librarians, the Digital Scholarship Librarian, and campus partners, initiates programming related to digital humanities.
  • Participates in providing information and reference service through the Libraries' chat service. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

  • Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree.
  • One to two years of experience providing public services in an academic library
  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in English or Creative Writing, or another humanities discipline.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the work place.
  • Knowledge of or interest in resources and contemporary research issues in the field of English Studies.
  • Evidence of the ability to work independently and with others in a demanding and rapidly changing environment where consultation, collaboration, and cooperation are valued and essential.
  • Experience in planning and/or providing information literacy instruction.
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills; evidence of strong written and oral communication skills.

Preferred:

  • Graduate degree in English or Creative Writing, or another humanities discipline.
  • Evidence of planning and providing information literacy instruction programs in an academic library.
  • Knowledge of or interest in digital humanities and the tools and technology that support it.
  • Experience in supervising student staff or evidence of interest in and ability to work with and develop student staff.
  • Reference experience in an academic library.
  • Collection development experience or knowledge of the principles of collection development.
  • Demonstrated experience working creatively, collaboratively, and effectively with colleagues, faculty, and students.

SALARY

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

RANK

Position will be at rank of Assistant or Senior Assistant Librariandepending on qualifications and background.

BENEFITS

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

APPLICATION PROCESS

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

  • Cover letter (addressed to Laura Lillard, Director, Libraries Human Resources).
  • Curriculum vitae or resume (include a telephone number, mailing address, email address and salary requirements).
  • List of three references who are knowledgeable of your qualifications for this position, one of which must be your current supervisor (include telephone numbers, mailing addresses, and email addresses).
  • Please use "Librarian Application: English Studies Librarian and Research Commons 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, June 9, 2017. 

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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Data Services Librarian, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

The University of Alabama seeks a proactive, team-oriented, and innovative person to serve as the Data Services Librarian. Reporting to the Head of Assessment & Government Information, the Data Services Librarian will develop a robust suite of data services, including components of instructional support, that serve to bolster student and faculty research through the discovery, management, analysis, and visualization of data. The ideal candidate possesses strong research and analytical skills, as well as the desire to teach. The successful candidate will actively collaborate with liaison librarians to promote and integrate data services and data literacy into library instruction across the disciplines. They will also engage in outreach to academic departments toward the development of course-specific data service support for undergraduate and graduate students. Such support would involve both synchronous and asynchronous (e.g., LibGuides, video tutorials, etc.) educational programs covering a variety of topics including analytical/visualization software packages such as R, SPSS, Matlab, and Tableau, as well as geographic information systems such as ArcGIS. Additionally, the Data Services Librarian will work across the libraries to advance open data and deliver services that support those faculty engaged in data-intensive research projects. Working with the aforementioned academic departments, as well as non-academic departments, such as the university's Office of Institutional Technology, the successful candidate will promote centers of excellence for geospatial and data visualization research. Internally, the Data Services Librarian's skills in data analysis and visualization will be leveraged in support of those ongoing and special data-driven projects of the University Libraries administration. The candidate will work in a team environment and must have a willingness to engage in continual learning, development, and application of additional expertise through work-related experiences and professional development opportunities. Candidate must also possess the ability to deal with change, ambiguity, and complex problems that are typical of an academic setting. This position may also supervise staff and students as required, and perform other duties/functions as needed.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's degree in Library &amp; Information Sciences from an ALA-accredited institution or Ph.D.in the natural or social sciences.
  • Ability to conduct outreach to academic departments.
  • Experience with conducting data-driven academic research.
  • Experience with data management and/or visualization applications (e.g., R, SAS, SPSS, Matlab, Tableau, and ArcGIS)
  • Ability to successfully initiate, track, and manage projects.
  • Demonstration of ability, interest, and willingness to assume additional and/or new responsibilities, along with the ability to set and model high performance standards.
  • Ability to conceptualize, articulate, and implement short and long range goals.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member to solve problems, using sound judgment in decision-making according to an established timeframe.
  • Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written, along with skills associated with listening, negotiating, compromising, and adapting.
  • Proven interpersonal skills evidenced by the ability to work cooperatively and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, faculty, students, and staff.
  • Ability to support and enhance a diverse learning and working environment.
  • Ability to meet the requirements for tenure and promotion
  • Commitment to conduct research and scholarship consistent with a tenure track faculty appointment; commitment to engage in continuing professional development.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Proven experience delivering services in the academic library environment.
  • Advanced degree in applied statistics, or a PhD in the natural sciences or social sciences.
  • Experience with scripting languages (e.g., Perl, Tcl, and Python).
  • Experience with data mining.

ENVIRONMENT: The University of Alabama, The Capstone University, is the State of Alabama's flagship public university and the senior comprehensive doctoral level institution in Alabama. UA enrolls over 37,000 students and is ranked in the top 50 public universities in the United States. UA holds the designation of a Top Fulbright Producing institution with 163 Fulbright Scholars as well as a top institution for Goldwater Scholars over the past ten years. In addition, UA has produced 15 Rhodes Scholars, 15 Truman Scholars, and is one of the leading institutions for National Merit Scholars (150 in 2015). Seven Pulitzer Prize winners are among the faculty ranks. Under the leadership of President Stuart Bell, UA launched a strategic planning process that includes an aggressive research agenda and an expansion of graduate education. UA is located in Tuscaloosa, a community of 95,000 residents in a metropolitan area of over 235,000. Tuscaloosa affords its residents with a vibrant economy, a moderate climate, and a reputation across the South as an innovative, progressive community with an excellent quality of life. Tuscaloosa provides easy access to mountains, several large cities, and the beautiful Gulf Coast.

The University Libraries maintains memberships in the Association of Research Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, the Coalition for Networked Information, the Digital Library Federation, centerNet, LYRASIS, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries, the Digital Preservation Network, and the Alabama Digital Preservation Network. As a U.S. Government Documents Regional Depository, the UA Libraries serves Alabama libraries and the public. The University Libraries homepage may be accessed at http://www.lib.ua.edu.

Prior to employment the successful candidate must pass a pre-employment background investigation.

SALARY/BENEFITS: 12 month tenure track faculty appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank, depending on qualifications. Salary is between $60,00-$80,000, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Strong benefits including professional development support and tuition fee waiver.

TO APPLY: Applications are accepted online only at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu. Click Search Positions. University Libraries in Organization drop down box. Please include your application, Curriculum Vitae, and names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references, including one current supervisor. 

Position open until filled. Applications received by June 5, 2017 are assured of receiving full consideration.

The University of Alabama is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including women, members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.

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Liaison Librarian, Simmons College, Boston, MA

Reports to: College Archivist/Associate Director
Status: Full time, exempt

Job summary:

Liaison Librarians cultivate relationships and partnerships with academic departments/programs, and enable communication between the Library and students, faculty, and staff. The Liaison Librarian develops subject expertise and engages faculty in order to effectively advocate for library resources and services; designs and implements research services and instruction strategies; and supports the integration of information literacy concepts and skills into the curriculum for assigned academic departments/programs.

Key Work Activities:

  • Engagement
    • Cultivate partnerships and collaborations with departmental staff, faculty, adjuncts, and students in assigned departments/programs
    • Promote awareness and use of the Library's collections and services, and pursue opportunities that engage and inform the community
    • Speak knowledgeably about issues such as scholarly communication, open access, institutional repositories, and information literacy.
    • Maintain an understanding of assigned academic department/program needs and a corresponding awareness of the appropriate library resources/services to meet such program needs
    • Share information about users with library staff and with departments/programs
    • Seek opportunities for collaboration with academic and co-curricular departments/programs on initiatives impacting resources, services, information literacy, and curriculum support
    • Serve on appropriate Simmons College committees
  • Teaching & Learning
    • Develop and deliver library instruction including instructional design, teaching, and assessment
    • Design and deliver alternate learning opportunities such as train-the-trainer sessions and asynchronous tutorials
    • Collaborate with faculty and staff on development and implementation of Information Literacy programs and initiatives
    • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of relevant curriculum initiatives within assigned departments/programs
    • Develop and maintain an awareness of the information needs and information-seeking habits of college students
    • Demonstrate competency on broad issues of copyright and how to responsibly use resources in an academic setting
    • Identify areas where new online learning and digital tools can place the library into the flow of teaching, learning, and research.
  • Research Services
    • Provide high-quality reference and research support on demand by appointment, email, chat, or other venue
    • Create and maintain research tools such as LibGuides and Guide-on-the-Side tutorials
    • Collaborate on the development of a dynamic online service environment to engage users with library collections and services
    • Extend services through office hours, embedded librarianship, and support of student research programs
    • Participate in the promotion of library services and materials
    • Provide leadership to and share expertise with all reference staff by training and providing information on assigned academic departments/programs
  • Collections & Resources
    • Participate in ongoing collection review and assessment, especially in assigned subjects
    • Maintain an awareness of scholarship in assigned disciplines and relevant curriculum initiatives in order to ensure curriculum-aligned collection management
    • Educate and inform faculty, staff, and students about scholarly communication issues
    • Discover and integrate open access and OER into patron discovery experiences
  • Professional Development/Service
    • Embrace an environment of continual professional development, improvement and learning; thus remaining current in the field and supporting others in doing so as well
    • Maintain current knowledge of library resources, services and issues with strong emphasis on assigned academic departments/programs
    • Participate in appropriate professional organizations
    • Contribute to the profession through activities including; publications and presentations and by taking on leadership roles in professional organizations
    • Maintain an understanding of College and Library strategy, priorities, and initiatives in order to advance shared goals

Qualifications

  • Masters degree from an ALA accredited program in Library & Information Science
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Committed to excellent customer service
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently as well as part of a team
  • Ability to work cooperatively and collegially with students, faculty, and colleagues
  • Experience with library and emerging technology
  • Aptitude for innovation
  • Minimum 2 years of public services experience in an academic setting
  • Experience developing and delivering Information Literacy sessions
  • Experience providing outstanding reference and research support both in-person and in the online environment
  • Experience developing, assessing, and managing print, media, and electronic collections
  • Experience developing and conducting highly effective outreach programs for students and faculty.
  • Demonstrated experience in designing print and web-based instruction materials

To apply, please visit https://simmons.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Simmons-Careers/job/Main-Campus-Boston-MA/Liaison-Librarian_R02782-1.

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Acquisitions and E-resources Librarian, Simmons College Beatley Library, Boston, MA

Department: Library
Reports to: Head of Discovery Services
Direct Reports: None
Status: Full Time, exempt

Job Summary: As a member of the Library's Discovery Services team, the Acquisitions and E-resources Librarian will coordinate the procurement of electronic and physical materials in all formats and manage access to electronic content. They will establish and maintain relationships with vendors and participate in negotiation of pricing and license terms. They will support the work of the Head of Discovery Services in managing and developing the Library's collections and administering the Library's collections budgets. They will also supervise the work activities of library assistants, student workers, and interns.

Key Work Activities:

Acquisitions

  • Manage the acquisition of electronic and physical materials in all formats, including monographs, audiovisual media, serials, and databases
  • Coordinate the timely processing and ordering of purchase requests, including user requests, library staff selections, and course reserves requests
  • Coordinate the ordering of materials via a variety of means, including firm orders, subscriptions, standing orders, approval plans, patron-driven acquisitions, and demand-driven acquisitions
  • Ensure the receipt of purchased and licensed materials and submit claims
  • Work with the Head of Discovery Services and the Administrative Assistant to ensure timely payment of vendors via a variety of means, including invoices, credit cards, blanket purchase orders, and deposit accounts
  • Monitor collections budgets and track and report on expenditures and acquisitions
  • Establish and maintain relationships with vendors, publishers, and consortia and work with the Head of Discovery Services in negotiating pricing and license terms
  • Participate in the ongoing development of, and ensure compliance with, collections policies
  • Manage acquisitions functions in the integrated library system (currently Millennium) and vendor interfaces such as EBSCOnet, EBSCO Content Manager, GOBI, and OASIS

E-resources

  • Ensure the activation and accessibility of purchased, licensed, and open access e-resources
  • Coordinate the troubleshooting and resolution of e-resources access issues, including communication with library staff, vendors, and users
  • Coordinate trials, webinars, demonstrations, and vendor meetings and work with the Head of Discovery Services and Liaison Librarians to evaluate potential e-resource subscriptions and purchases
  • Compile usage statistics, participate in the review of subscriptions, and coordinate renewals and cancellations
  • Maintain compliance with, and manage records of, license agreements
  • Work with the Discovery and Metadata Librarian to ensure discoverability of e-resources
  • Manage e-resources functions using the e-resources management system (currently CORAL), proxy server (currently EZProxy), knowledge bases (currently EBSCO and OCLC) and other EBSCO systems, including Holdings Management, Full Text Finder, and Usage Consolidation

Discovery Services

  • Employ technologies and systems to optimize workflow and ensure the functioning of the department's infrastructure
  • Ensure the provision of user focused technical services in support of customer service to Library colleagues and patrons
  • Investigate, recommend and support department-specific technologies, including implementation of new products and services, and upgrades to existing applications
  • Create and maintain documentation of practices and procedures
  • Supervise, evaluate and coordinate the work of library assistants
  • Oversee the hiring, training, scheduling and supervision of student workers
  • Provide information and training to Library staff as appropriate
  • Ensure ongoing collaboration, coordination and communication with Library User Services and Administrative Services

Delivery of Library Services to the Simmons Community

  • Participate as appropriate on College-wide committees and Library standing committees and workgroups
  • Model and foster a strong customer service attitude among all staff
  • Proactively promote awareness and use of the Library's collections and services, and pursue opportunities that engage and inform the community

Professional Development and Service

  • Maintain current knowledge of library resources, services and issues with strong emphasis on their application to Simmons Library
  • Participate in relevant professional organizations
  • Contribute to the profession through activities such as publications, presentations, and taking leadership roles in professional organizations

Qualifications:

Required

  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program in Library &amp; Information Science
  • Experience with library acquisitions and e-resources management, including liaising with vendors
  • Ability to coordinate work, model professional behavior, and offer feedback to paraprofessionals
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently as well as part of a team
  • Ability to monitor and incorporate industry trends and practices into work
  • Aptitude for innovation
  • Commitment to excellent customer service

Preferred

  • Minimum of 2 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in an academic library
  • Experience working with library acquisition systems, particularly Millennium, and e-resources systems, particularly EBSCO
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills

To apply, please visit https://simmons.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Simmons-Careers/job/Main-Campus---Boston- MA/Acquisitions-and-E-Resources-Librarian_R02783-1.

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Archivist (Temporary), Kingston Public Library, Kingston, MA

Anticipated Employment Dates: June 2017 - July 2018

Definition: Professional and direct service work coordinating services, volunteers, and other resources to provide a comprehensive program of collecting, preserving, research, programming, digitization, outreach, and public relations in the area of Kingston history, working with all ages, for the Kingston Public Library; all other related work as required in an archival setting.

Supervision: Works under the general direction of the Library Director. Performs professional library functions of a responsible nature involving considerable judgment and initiative and requiring thorough knowledge of local history collection, preservation techniques and reference responsibilities.

Job Environment: Work is performed under typical library conditions; library hours may require evening and weekend work. Operates computer and other standard office equipment; operates standard library equipment such as microfilm and microfiche readers. Makes constant contact with the public, other local and regional archives and libraries, and professional organizations in all aspects of work; also has contact with other town departments and community organizations. Has frequent contact with colleagues in other libraries. Errors could result in lower standards of library service, loss or damage to historical materials of significant historical and financial value, misuse of public funds and adverse public relations, which could put at risk future donations to the collection.

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

  • Manages and coordinates the local history collections, services, and resources for the Kingston Public Library.
  • Coordinates access to, management of, and preservation of local history collections, which includes material of significant historical and monetary value.
  • Performs a wide variety of general library and specialized local history reference services; assists patrons with requests for information or materials. Performs detailed research work for remote researchers and on request, making use of the sources available at the library. Provides photograph reference, including digital duplication of images. Documents all requests in existing system.
  • Accessions and catalogs donations and purchases of historical and research material into existing systems.
  • Processes accessioned materials, including appropriate housing and location, barcoding for inventory, and preliminary inventory.
  • Plans and executes monthly Local History Room exhibits.
  • Assists Town Departments and local organizations with preservation efforts; consults and trains in archival practices as appropriate.
  • Maintains local history databases; performs searches; inputs and retrieves data from a variety of local and online databases; trains staff and the public in the use of automated equipment.
  • Updates local history section of Library website; assists with general library website.
  • Arranges and describes collections according to a prioritized list.
  • Advises patrons (students, scholars, and the general public) on local history collections and resources; provides referrals; teaches patrons, the staff and volunteers how to use the collection, preservation methods and techniques, the computers and microfilm/fiche equipment.
  • Publicizes local history services through press releases, flyers, posters and presentations to community groups.
  • Orders supplies: must be familiar with leading archival companies and proper use of materials.
  • Manages budget.
  • Manage volunteers in assigned projects.
  • Performs similar or related work as required or as situation dictates.

Recommended Minimum Qualifications: Education and Experience:

Master's Degree in Library Science or Archives Management from an ALA-accredited school; graduate or undergraduate work in history, preferably New England history; experience in archives or special collections required; experience with online resources, computers, and digitization; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience with Filemaker Pro and Server, and digital and online technologies and practices highly desirable.

Knowledge, Ability and Skill:

Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of archives management. Thorough knowledge of preservation techniques and resources. Complete familiarity with scholarly research conventions and ethics. Proficiency with scanning and manipulation of images (Photoshop). Thorough knowledge of metadata standards and schemas. Working knowledge of XML.

Ability: Ability to assess patron needs quickly and accurately. Ability to handle numerous, diverse tasks at one time. Ability to interact with staff and the public, especially children and teenagers. Ability and interest in working with other staff on cooperative approaches to service. Ability to conduct and assist with scholarly research. Ability to relate well to the public and to organize programs. Ability to express oneself clearly both orally and in writing. Ability to use web resources in local history services. Ability to integrate emerging technologies into traditional archives services. Ability to foster community awareness of the services available in the Local History Room. Ability to work with schools, town departments, and other historical institutions.

Skill: Skills in conducting reference interviews and in conducting scholarly research. Skills in preservation methods and techniques and in image identification. Skill and comfort with public speaking and presentations. Demonstrated comfort with and curiosity about Filemaker Pro and Server, and digital and online technologies and practices. WordPress skills desirable.

Special Requirements:

Certification by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners required.

Physical Requirements:

Light physical effort required to perform functions under normal library conditions. Intermittent standing, walking, bending, reaching, crouching, climbing and similar activity related to library work. Ability to climb ladders or step stools for physical access to the library collection required. Position requires the ability to operate a keyboard.

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

Application Procedure:

Qualified applicants should complete the Town of Kingston employment application found on the Town website under Human Resources or submit their résumé. Please include a cover letter. Application materials can be emailed to personnel@kingstonmass.org, mailed to the Town of Kingston Town House Attn: Human Resources, or hand delivered. Minimum anticipated starting rate of $23.37/hour. This position will remain open until filled; however, first consideration will be given to those applicants who apply by May 15, 2017. The Town of Kingston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Information Services Intern, Bain & Company, Boston, MA

Company Overview

Bain & Company is one of the world's leading global business consulting firms, serving clients across six continents. It was founded in 1973 on the principle that consultants must measure their success in terms of their clients' financial results. Bain's clients have outperformed the stock market 4 to 1. With offices in all major cities, Bain has worked with over 4,150 major multinational and other corporations from every economic sector, in every region of the world. Bain was also recently ranked #1 in the Glassdoor's Best Places to Work in 2014.

Position Summary

The Information Services intern will assist the Manager and IS team with their administrative tasks. The internship provides valuable experiential learning opportunities to build the many skills that are foundational for a career in library services. Interns are full members of the team for the duration of their internship and are invited to attend regular team meetings and social events. The intern will work 8 hours per week in Bain's Boston office from January through June. There is a potential to expand the hours and/or term of employment beginning in June.

Responsibilities & Duties

Administrative and Research Support

  • Under close supervision, supports the local IS department
  • Ensures invoices are paid on time for online services, books, journals, and stationery. Involves regular liaison with suppliers and the Finance Department
  • May manage subscription and journal acquisition for the department and consultants. Includes suggesting relevant material for purchase, placing orders, updating a subscriptions database and circulating journals
  • Catalogues books for Information Services, plus shelving book and magazine returns as quickly as possible to make them available for other users
  • Builds knowledge of basic business sources
  • Initiates and undertakes key project work when required such as organizing &amp; updating the Information Services Portal
  • Proactively seeks opportunities to broaden and deepen skill set by participating in special projects
  • Provides ongoing support for basic asset-building activities including processing orders and new acquisitions, cataloging and serials check-in, end-user system updates, tracking circulation of materials from the collection and ongoing maintenance of print and other special collections

Qualifications

  • Currently working towards undergraduate or graduate degree, preferably in Library or Information Sciences
  • Previous work experience in administrative support, preferably in a professional environment
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Attention to detail, effective time management and strong verbal skills required
  • Candidates must possess an ability to learn quickly, multi-task and work independently
  • Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English required

Interested candidates should submit their cover letter and resume via Bain's website: https://csscareers-bain.icims.com/jobs/2314/temporary-senior-specialist%2c-information-services/job

For more information, please visit www.joinbain.com.

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Metadata & Taxonomy Analyst, Harvard University Baker Library, Boston, MA

Be a part of the Baker Library information product team - Knowledge and Library Services, Harvard Business School (Part-time; no benefits) 

Key responsibilities

  • Working with the IPS metadata and taxonomy team, leverage library and information science skills to work on customer-facing projects which may include:
  • Oversee branches or entire vocabularies of common and/or proper nouns in taxonomy and metadata modeling tool suite
  • Create new branches or entire vocabularies for a given content set / customer
  • Curate new branches or entire vocabularies (ex: adding / editing metadata fields, locating concept synonymous terms or proper noun variants in an internal vocabulary or an external 'reference' vocabulary or metadata schema
  • Analyze and map vocabularies or metadata schema
  • Define vocabulary concepts
  • Use a product vocabulary to tag / apply to content
  • Assist with implementing vocabularies and metadata schema in various ways and through various systems (search, content mgmt. systems, linked open data projects, etc.)
  • Assist in administrative content mgmt. system tasks
  • Assist in conducting / analyzing user testing data
  • Assist in analyzing search logs / web analytics reports
  • Pro-actively participate and clearly communicate in multi-step, multi-person workflow processes
  • Communicate status updates to team and partners about project process, analysis / findings, and next steps.

Requirements:

  • Master's degree or equivalent graduate education in Library/Information Science, Business Administration, or other relevant discipline (will consider pre-matriculated students in the above graduate programs).
  • Professional-level information management / content management, taxonomy, or metadata work experience.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in the use of common office tools (ex: Microsoft Excel, content management systems, taxonomy and metadata modeling systems, ontology development tools, data visualization tools) for information analysis, modeling, management, and presentation.
  • Excellent organizational, writing, communication, and interpersonal skills; a superb team player.

Additional Skills, Experience, Credentials needed for this position:

  • Self-motivated learner with ability to take initiative and thrive in an evolving and collaborative environment and produce timely, high quality results.
  • Data science training / experience - desired
  • Highly developed skills in information organization, presentation and delivery; critical thinking; customer service; initiative.
  • Flexible and creative in the uses and management of available resources and in identifying, evaluating, accessing, and employing new resources.
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team environment.

Schedule:  up to 17 hours per week

Pay Rate: $25/hour

To apply: Please submit resumé and cover letter to Jennifer Wilson, IPS Program Manager at bakerip@hbs.edu or Baker Library, Knowledge and Library Services, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA  02163.  No phone calls please. Note that resumés submitted without a cover letter will not be considered.

 

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Learning Commons Coordinator, Becker College Libraries, Worcester, MA

The Becker College Libraries is seeking a Learning Commons Coordinator to oversee the campus Learning Commons at Swan Library. The Swan Learning Commons provides a centralized location for the campus library in addition to the Collaborative Learning Center services such as tutoring, testing, and academic support. This position oversees daily operations including technical support, commons collaboration, computing and technical literacy. This is a full time staff position that reports to the Director of Library Operations.

The Learning Commons Coordinator is primarily responsible for keeping up with emerging technologies, providing technical support to users, coordinating service needs along with reference/circulation desk support. The Learning Commons Coordinator responsibilities include but are not limited to; implementing the new Learning Commons to provide oversight and management of the facility; engaging in continuous assessment of users' needs and evaluation of services provided by the Learning Commons; providing support for the academic services such as tutoring, placement testing, proctored tests, etc. that are provided in the Learning Commons; providing technical guidance to students/faculty/staff in the use of Learning Commons hardware and software; monitoring print stations, and reporting problems to vendors as necessary; maintaining circulation desk knowledgebase and staff wiki; gathering and reporting statistics on usage of Learning Commons technology &amp; services throughout the day; and, providing reference and information services to users including reference/circulation desk support. 

This is a full-time 12 months position- 9 months Learning Commons- 3 months IT.

QUALIFICATIONS

A Bachelor's Degree in a related field; technology skills required with a strong commitment to quality patron services; previous supervisory skills a plus; provides in-person and virtual information services through the Learning Commons and other service points; ability to act as a team player, communicate frequently with Director of Library Operation and Learning Commons staff; work independently with close attention to detail; and, professionally represent library and college in-person and online.

Send cover letter, resume and three professional references to: kathleen.garvey@becker.edu

Becker College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution and prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability, gender identification, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

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Records Manager/Archivist, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

Working under the direction of the Senior Records Manager/Archivist (SRM/A), the Records Manager/Archivist for Operations (RM/AO) is responsible for activities related to management of institutional records and overseeing provision of records center and archives transfer services to University offices, faculty and staff; ensures compliance with University policies; contributes to development of RMS records schedules and procedures; and facilitates the preservation, storage and disposal of inactive records, and other aspects of paper and electronic records management as required. This role is also responsible for providing customer focused service and building positive and constructive relationships with stakeholders by understanding their needs and problems, and providing timely communication and service.

Working independently and with a minimum of supervision, the RM/AO continually monitors the efficiency and effectiveness of records management operations including management of records center accounts at the Harvard Depository; training and assisting University staff in understanding University records policy and records management tools; and identifying records for retention or destruction using approved University records schedules, including participating in special records management projects, particularly those related to legacy issues. The RM/AO assesses and promotes the maintenance of historical records to preserve institutional memory and heritage, including identifying, appraising and facilitating transfer of records that should be preserved at the University Archives. The RM/AO also develops, coordinates, and delivers educational and training content to University staff, faculty and students.

The RM/AO collaborates with members of the Collection Development/Records Management departments and other Archives' staff on a variety of projects, and may coordinate or participate on Harvard University Archives (HUA) or Harvard Library teams or committees.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversees the management and provision of records storage services for University offices, facultyand staff and management of records center accounts at the Harvard Depository. Reviews and resolves problems in order to authorize transfers of institutional records to records storage at the Harvard Depository or to the University Archives.
  • Communicates records management policies and practices throughout the University in a variety of forums. Trains and assists University staff in understanding University records policy and effective records management techniques.
  • With the advice of the Sr. Records Manager/Archivist, writes, implements, and maintains records management procedures and guidelines.
  • Assists with the development of general and office­specific records schedules based on administrative, financial, legal, and historical assessments of University records.
  • Advises on operational and compliance responsibilities relating to the lifecycle management of University records regardless of media or format. Performs business process assessments, recommending solutions to records management issues. Identifies records for retention or destruction using approved University records schedules, including identifying records that should be transferred to the University Archives, and participates in special records management projects, particularly those related to legacy issues.
  • With the Senior Records Manager/Archivist and other departments at the University (e.g. Center for Workplace Development) develops and implements effective training for employees on records management matters.
  • Identifies and promotes the maintenance of historical records to preserve institutional memory and heritage, including assessing with other HUA staff the long­term value of University offices' records and faculty research data to the University and the Archives, and brings historical archival records into the Archives. Assesses, appraises and facilitates transfer of archival University records to the HUA
  • Participates in the planning of information systems and applications to ensure that both paper and electronic records are maintained and transferred to the Archives as appropriate.
  • Assists with the retrieval of records, as appropriate, to meet legal requests for documentation, including responses to subpoenas and similar requests for records or information.
  • As necessary, assists the Collection Development Curator/Archivist with packing and preparing personal/historical archives for transfer to the University Archives.

Basic Qualifications

  • Master's degree in library science, information science, or information management, with archival or records management studies required. A combination of an appropriate bachelor's degree and significant workplace experience in archives or records management may be substituted for the master's degree as appropriate.
  • Minimum 2 years professional experience in a records management or archives environment, preferably in an institutional, university setting.
  • Evidence of current knowledge of laws, regulations, rules and directives applicable to the various record types created and maintained in a university/academic setting, and the ability to research updates to such laws, regulations, rules and directives, along with any trends and "best practices" in the field of records management.
  • Knowledge of computer systems and databases, preferably MS Office applications including Excel and Access.
  • Experience developing and presenting educational sessions and workshops required.
  • Must have a current driver's license and be willing to drive to offsite meetings and settings.
  • Must be able to regularly lift 40 lb. records storage boxes.

Additional Qualifications

  • Strong analytical and communication/presentation skills and active client­service orientation are essential.
  • Must demonstrate an ability to manage a variety of projects and tasks in a complex and dynamic environment, work in high pressure situations, and work effectively at all levels of the University community.
  • Preferred formal coursework in records management.
  • Experience managing or handling electronic records.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills evidenced by success in a collaborative environment .
  • Must demonstrate an ability to manage a variety of projects and tasks in a complex and dynamic. environment and work effectively at all levels of the University community.
  • Capacity to thrive in an environment of change.
  • Must be detail­oriented, able to work independently and as part of a team, collaborative, and flexible.
  • Record of service to the profession preferred.

Additional Information

At the Harvard Library, our work is enriched by our diverse campus community. Our unique and wide­ranging abilities, experiences, and perspectives are integral to achieving Harvard University's mission of excellence in research, teaching, and learning for our patrons, our collections, and our workplace. We believe that an inclusive environment that cultivates and promotes understanding, respect, and collaboration across our diverse workforce enables our success.

We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and abilities to apply to be a part of our community of over 700 staff members. Our work with faculty, students and researchers to explore answers to intellectual questions, enduring and new, and to seek solutions to the world's most consequential problems, requires that we not only reflect, but also champion our diverse society. Learn more about our contributions to the academic enterprise by visiting us at http://lib.harvard.edu/about­us and about the Harvard University community at http://hr.harvard.edu/why­harvard.

The Harvard Library is a proud member of the ACRL Diversity Alliance.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

To learn more or apply for this role, please visit: http://hr.harvard.edu/search-jobs

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Engineering and Technology Librarian, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Brigham Young University invites applicants for the Engineering and Technology Librarian who will work closely with the departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Industrial Design, and Technology and Engineering Education.

The Librarian works with students one-on-one and in a classroom setting to provide research assistance and instruction, connects regularly with teaching faculty, develops and manages subject-assigned collections, and actively engages in research and scholarship.

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

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://hrms.byu.edu/psc/ps/PUBLIC/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Employee&SiteId=70&JobOpeningId=63712&PostingSeq=1                                                                                                      

Individuals with related education or work experience, who are committed to completing the Masters of Library Science degree within a specified period of time are invited to apply. Review of applications will begin June 19, 2017. 

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Head Curator, University of Florida Latin American and Caribbean Collection (LACC), Gainesville, FL

Gainesville is a welcoming city offering unique outdoor activities, excellent museums, historical sites, a strong music scene, quality breweries, eclectic dining and local food choices, and a great variety of sporting events. One and half hours to either coast, four hours to Atlanta, and six hours to Miami, Gainesville is well situated for exploring the North Central Florida region and beyond.

The George A. Smathers Libraries encourage participation in decision making and innovative projects, offering a unique grants management program and a strong learning environment. The Special and Area Studies Collections Department faculty and staff offer a collegial, supportive, and active tenure home, together promoting, curating, and providing public access to a broad array of distinctive special and circulating collections.

The Special and Area Studies Collections Department seeks an experienced leader to provide strategic vision and overall management of a preeminent collection in a dynamic, engaging environment at the University of Florida. The Head Curator of the LACC will contribute to scholarship at the Smathers Libraries in this full-time, tenure-track faculty position. A successful candidate will serve as the key liaison for the Libraries' partnerships related to the Biblioteca Nacional de Cuba José Martí digitization project and other initiatives. The Head Curator will collaborate closely within the Libraries, with faculty and students at the Center for Latin American Studies, and with campus departments to promote distinctive collections and to support emerging research and teaching needs at the University of Florida.

The Head Curator will coordinate a collaborative team of experienced library faculty and staff in establishing LACC priorities, goals, and procedures for public services, technical services, and for the management of Latin American and Caribbean circulating and special collections, overseeing these materials budgets. The Head Curator will also participate in instructional, community, and fundraising outreach, bibliographical control, digitization projects, exhibits, and in consultation with the Chair, will liaise between the LACC unit and the Libraries' administration. The Smathers Libraries encourage staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently, the Head Curator of LACC will serve on department and library-wide committees and teams. The incumbent will pursue research, publication, and professional service activities to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.

The search will remain open until June 15, 2017, applications will be reviewed beginning May 24, 2017. 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. 

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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Family History, Local History, and Microforms Librarian, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Brigham Young University invites applications for the Family History, Local History, and Microforms Librarian. This position works with students one-on-one and in a classroom setting to provide research assistance and instruction, connects regularly with teaching faculty, develops and manages subject-assigned collections, and actively engages in research and scholarship. 

In addition, the Librarian administers the BYU Family History Library including management of 130 family history missionaries, oversight of the Family History computer lab and related technology, promotional activities at conferences and other venues, and collaboration with FamilySearch and the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.

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

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://hrms.byu.edu/psc/ps/PUBLIC/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Employee&SiteId=70&JobOpeningId=63708&PostingSeq=1                                                                                                                                                  

Review of applications will begin June 19, 2017. 

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Library Clerk, Wayland Free Public Library, Wayland, MA

Part-Time: Currently 1 weekday shift every week and 1 Saturday PER MONTH and an undetermined number of substitute hours
Grade: Non-union hourly library clerk
Wages: $15.69 - $20.48 per hour, no benefits

Description of Position

Part-time position working in the Children's Department and substituting in both the Children's Department and Circulation Department of a busy, medium-sized public library which prides itself on superior customer service. Performs various tasks relating to the circulation of library materials, answers patron queries, assists with shelving, may assist with book processing and other duties as necessary. Performs routine searches of and updates to computer records. May be assigned responsibilities related to the opening and closing of the library facility. The successful candidate will possess a demonstrated ability to interact with the public with patience, discretion, and tact as well as excellent organizational talents and attention to detail.  Good written and oral communication skills are essential, as is the capacity to work efficiently and energetically. 

Minimum Entrance Requirements: 

Bachelor's degree required. Strong computer skills and ability to use office production software is essential. Experience in a circulation department of a public library and familiarity with library automation software desirable, particularly with Innovative Interfaces Incorporated's Sierra software. Experience with children in a library setting is desirable.  Ability to work both independently and as a team member. Must be physically capable of loading and unloading books into bins for transport to other libraries. Some skill in typing and the ability to perform data entry using a computer terminal. Ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, associates and the general public. Willingness to work as a substitute as needed by the library.

Closing Date: May 17, 2017

Apply To: Please email cover letter and resume to:
Dana Mastroianni, Library Director
Wayland Free Public Library
5 Concord Road
Wayland, MA  01778
dmastroianni@minlib.net

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Library Assistant, Concord Academy, Concord, MA

Concord Academy, an independent college preparatory school for grades 9 through 12 located in Concord, Massachusetts, is seeking to appoint a part-time  Library Assistant starting in August 2017. Chartered in 1922, the School currently enrolls approximately 368 boarding and day students from ten countries and territories and fifteen states.

Students are engaged in a community animated by a love of learning, enriched by a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives, and guided by a covenant of common trust. Students and teachers work together as a community of learners dedicated to intellectual rigor and creative endeavor. In a caring and challenging atmosphere, students discover and develop talents as scholars, artists, musicians, and athletes and are encouraged to find their voices. The School is committed to embracing and broadening the diversity of backgrounds, perspectives, and talents of its people. Common trust challenges students to balance individual freedom with responsibility and service to a larger community. Such learning prepares students for lives as committed citizens.

We seek a  creative and energetic library assistant who is comfortable in a secondary school setting and familiar with libraries. Under the supervision of the library director, the assistant  provides administrative and clerical support in all aspects of library work. Specifically, the assistant will be responsible for providing reference/research instruction to students, faculty, and staff, managing the online and print periodical collections, and processing interlibrary loan requests. Additionally, the library assistant will share in managing the circulation desk, creating displays, updating the library web pages, and organizing library programs. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree, relevant  library or teaching experience with a strong interest in educational technology, a desire to collaborate with colleagues, and proficiency in automated library systems. Familiarity with Mac and Windows applications,  Libguides or similar pathfinders, web tools, and/or archives a plus.

Interested candidates are asked to send a cover letter and resume to:
Jenny Chandler
Dean of Faculty
HR+library@concordacademy.org

We are unable to respond to phone or email inquiries.  To learn more about Concord Academy, please visit our website, www.concordacademy.org.

 

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Library Faculty Fellows Program, Clemson University Libraries, Clemson, SC

Clemson University Libraries seeks a candidate for its Library Faculty Fellows Program. This three-year visiting faculty position provides an opportunity for recent graduates from underrepresented groups to gain professional experience as an academic librarian in a supportive and collegial environment. This program is designed to meet both the professional goals and interests of the Fellow as well as the service and operational priorities of the Library, and to encourage the involvement of diverse populations in academic librarianship. The successful candidate will primarily work with two teams within the Libraries: Library Technology and Government Documents, to acquire core competencies and skills in open government data, collection management, and metadata and digital media projects.

This position will be supervised by the Head of Library Technology. Clemson Libraries is an active participant in the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) Collaborative Federal Depository Program (CFDP) as a Center of Excellence through which the library actively curates material from the U. S. National Park Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the U.S. Forest Service. Clemson also directly partners with the National Park Service to support the Open Parks Network, a comprehensive digital repository of over 350,000 cultural heritage items from the archives of more than 20 national park sites, in addition to 1.5 million pages of government documents housed in Clemson Libraries.

Working with the Government Documents team, the Library Fellow will identify areas of potential acquisition, create catalog records for material, and contribute to the CFDP gap analysis database. Working with Library Technology and the Open Parks Network team, the Library Fellow will work hands-on to oversee a digital project, including: digitization, metadata creation and manipulation, and online publishing. The Fellow will identify National Park Service items in the Clemson Government Documents Collection that are eligible for digitization and work to bring those materials online. The Open Parks Network team has various other projects to which the Fellow can be assigned. The Fellow may also propose new projects to develop based on their own research interests.

As a member of the university faculty, the Library Fellow will benefit from immediate opportunities in scholarly and professional development; library faculty governance; and service on library, university, and ad-hoc committees. The Library Fellows Committee will act as mentors for the successful candidate to provide guidance and insight into the tenure and review process as well as the expectations of a library faculty member to benefit their future professional growth through professional effectiveness, research, scholarship, and service. By the end of their appointment, the candidate will be expected to develop a presentation, poster session, and/or paper on a project fulfilled during the Fellowship. The Fellow will be provided with a professional development stipend, as well as paid travel to relevant conferences, meetings, and events sponsored by the ACRL Diversity Alliance. The position requires a three year commitment to begin ideally no later than August 2017. The salary range is $53,000 - $55,000. Compensation packets will also include insurance benefits and professional development funds.

QUALIFICATIONS
Required MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution awarded no more than 24 months previously Excellent oral and written communication skills Ability to work collaboratively and effectively in a team environment and to adapt to varying work styles Demonstrated interest in academic librarianship Ability to take initiative and work independently when appropriate. Preferred Experience with or coursework on cataloging and/or metadata creation Experience with or coursework on government information Experience with digital libraries Demonstrated commitment to serving underrepresented populations.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Please provide letter of application, curriculum vita, and three reference contacts (names, email addresses, and phone numbers). Application materials should be submitted via Interfolio. Inquiries about the position should be made to the Search Committee Chair, Ms. Renna Redd, rennar@clemson.edu. Screening of applications will continue until the position is filled.
https://apply.interfolio.com/41932

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Library Director/Teen Services Librarian, Merriam-Gilbert Public Library, West Brookfield, MA

Owing to a family relocation, the Merriam-Gilbert Public Library in West Brookfield, MA, seeks creative, energetic, and friendly candidates for the position of Library Director/Teen Services Librarian.

Nestled on the border of Central and Western Massachusetts and about equidistant from Worcester and Springfield, West Brookfield epitomizes small town charm. With regular town festivals throughout the year, concerts on the bandstand and film screenings on the town green in the summer, historic buildings, an extremely walkable downtown area, and affordable housing, West Brookfield is like taking a step backward in time.

The Merriam-Gilbert Public Library is located in a beautiful, historic building in the heart of downtown. The Library is a fixture in West Brookfield. Residents describe the Library as a community center as much as it is a library, a place where people come not only to pick up materials, use computers, and to attend programs, but also to meet up, socialize, learn, and to share knowledge.

The Library Director/Teen Services Librarian provides leadership and guidance to a staff of 2 other FTE employees, several part-time pages, and a part-time custodian. The Library Director/Teen Services Librarian is responsible for the direction and administration of the Library's day-to-day activities. The Director oversees all aspects of Library services, prepares and administers the Library's budget and other assets, establishes professional relationships and actively seeks out collaborations with other town organizations, individuals, and services, and advocates for the Library and its patrons.

The Library Director/Teen Services Librarian frequently works directly with the public, taking regular shifts on the service desk and assisting with children's and adult programming as needed. The Library Director/Teen Services Librarian is also responsible for the technological needs of the Library, such as helping patrons use basic office equipment, troubleshooting computers and printers, and identifying ways to update and improve the technological services the Library offers to the public.

The Library Director/Teen Services Librarian acts as the head of the Library's teen services department. This position is responsible for the development and maintenance of the young adult collection, for developing and implementing programming for young adults, for fostering a positive environment for teens in the Library, and for developing and implementing the Library's Teen Summer Library Program. The Library Director/Teen Services Librarian frequently works with teachers at the local Middle and High Schools to teach information literacy classes at the schools, to help students sign up for library cards, and to make the library more accessible to young adults.

The ideal candidate will possess outstanding interpersonal skills, the ability to multitask, excellent communication and public speaking skills, and a genuine enjoyment of working with the public. Minimum requirements for the job are a Bachelor's Degree from a 4-year, accredited college or university, and a Basic Library Training Certificate from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. At least 2 years of previous experience working in a public library setting and a strong knowledge of technology, especially library software such as Evergreen, are strongly preferred.

This position is full-time at 32 hours per week, with an hourly pay range of $20.31-$25.69 per hour, depending upon experience. To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and a list of three professional references to Paul Spencer, the Trustee Chair of the Merriam-Gilbert Public Library, at paulspencer4224@gmail.com, or at P.O. Box 364, West Brookfield, MA, 01585. 

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Digital Archivist, MIT Libraries Institute Archives and Special Collections (IASC), Cambridge, MA

The MIT Libraries are seeking an archivist who is passionate about preserving and creating long-term access to electronic records and digital archives. This position will join the Libraries' digital archives program and increase capacity to address related programmatic needs and issues of records management. This position also allows for active experimentation and contribution to establishing best practices around digital materials for the broader professional community. 

Reporting to the Digital Archivist and Program Head for Born-digital Archives, the Digital Archivist (DA) will acquire and process historically and institutionally significant digital collections for the IASC. As part of the Archives Collections team, the DA will provide advice and training regarding records management and transfer, appraise hybrid and born-digital collections, use digital forensics tools and techniques to triage digital material, and preparation of digital objects for preservation. The DA will implement and manage the Web archiving program for the MIT Libraries, which is based in the IASC and focused on Institute-created material. They will also be the lead resource for digital records management issues and solutions.

As part of the IASC team, the Digital Archivist will participate in reference and reading room service, mediating access to digital collections, coordinating on-demand digitization requests and programmatic reformatting, and providing advice and guidance on intellectual property issues of digital archives.  Under the Born-digital Archives Program, they will conduct digital records studies and experiments in the Digital Sustainability Lab to assess, test, and improve workflows, processes, access and use of digital collections. Collaborations outside of IASC include coordinating with the Strategist for Institute Publications, the Digital Preservation program, and the Digital Collections and Reformatting Team as well as providing guidance and expertise to the Data Management Services Team, regarding scheduling and disposition for research data.

Some specific responsibilities include:

  • Accessioning, processing, and describing hybrid and born-digital archival collections.
  • Performing records management activities such as the transfer of digital records from Institute offices and systems and providing advice on digital records management, and preserving Institute websites.
  • Working with administrative offices and departments regarding records schedules.
  • Providing expertise and advice on digital content management, records management, the Records Lifecycle, and how information moves from active to archival status.
  • Performing technology monitoring for digital archives related tools, systems, and practice.
  • Performing digital archives tool-related software installation, updates, and staff training. 

The Digital Archivist is expected to stay current with emerging standards and practice in the fields of records management and archives, including Web archives and the application of digital forensics tools and techniques. They will prioritize excellent service and responsiveness to community inquiries about digital archives work and transfer of digital records.

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.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • MLIS or equivalent with graduate-level archives coursework or post-graduate digital archives or records management training coursework.
  • Minimum 1 year of professional experience as a practicing archivist.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of archival processing techniques for born-digital archives.
  • Experience using archival content management systems and technologies applicable to an archives.
  • Experience with applying metadata standards and schema for descriptive, structural, and preservation metadata such as DACS, EAD, MARC, and PREMIS.
  • Demonstrated skill with tools, workflow implementation, and quality assurance for digital archives.
  • Ability to understand, use, and innovate with community and ISO standards in a unique context, including OAIS, PAIMAS, and related standards.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to collaborate and work effectively within and across organizational boundaries in a diverse organization and with a wide variety of users.
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible, tolerate ambiguity, adapt to change and successfully work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills with proven success in independently prioritizing work and managing competing deadlines.

Preferred

  • Demonstrated knowledge of transfer and donor agreements in addition to rights management issues for personal digital archives and Institute records.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of records management standards, records retention and disposition schedules, policy and technical issues related to digital records.
  • Familiarity with digitization and reformatting practices for archival material.
  • Experience working in an academic library environment. 

SALARY AND BENEFITS: $55,500 is minimum entry-level salary.  Actual appointment level and salary will depend on qualifications and experience.  MIT offers excellent benefits including a choice of health and retirement plans, a dental plan, tuition assistance, and fully subsidized MBTA passes for local bus and subway service. The MIT Libraries is a collegial and supportive working environment and fosters professional growth of staff with management training and travel funding for professional meetings.

APPLICATION PROCESS:  Apply online at: http://careers.mit.edu/. Applications must include cover letter and resume.  Priority will be given to applications received by June 1, 2017; position open until filled.  MIT is a welcoming community and workplace. We are strongly and actively committed to diversity and encourage applications from all qualified professionals. MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

The MIT Libraries are dedicated to advancing research, teaching, and learning at MIT and beyond. In addition to supporting every part of the Institute with distinctive collections, world-class service and expertise, and welcoming spaces, the Libraries seek to define the global research library of the future. We aim to play a leading role in advancing knowledge to solve global challenges by enhancing the discovery, use, collection, creation, management, dissemination, and preservation of information across disciplines. Library staff at all levels contribute to this mission and to a culture that values openness, inclusion, innovation, and community.

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Library Director, Chesterfield Public Library, Chesterfield, NH

The Trustees of the Chesterfield Public Library are accepting applications for the position of a full-time Library Director.  The position is for 35 hours per week and includes vacation, holidays and sick time, and health and retirement benefits through the Town of Chesterfield.

The Library Director reports to the Board of Trustees, and has the oversight of three part-time staff members.  He or she has the responsibility of all functions of the library; assists in the budgeting process; writes policies along with the Board of Trustees and is responsible for carrying them out; oversees all programing and other operations of the library.

The Library is an active community center providing services to townspeople of all ages and interests, from preschoolers to senior citizens.  Programming includes, but is not limited to, preschool story times, maker space activities, book  clubs , and community events.  

Qualifications:  Master's Degree in Library Science (or a related degree) is preferred; 3 to 5 years of progressively responsible experience in professional library work, including experience with technology.  Applicant must be able to communicate well with staff and library users, being welcoming and helpful to all. 

To apply:  Submit a resumé, cover letter, and contact information for three references by May 20, 2017 to:  info@chesterfieldlibrary.org

Or mail to Chesterfield Public Library, 524 Rt 63, Chesterfield, NH  03443  Attn: Board of Trustees

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Substitute Librarians: Children, Teen, and Adult Services, Watertown Free Public Library, Watertown, MA

The Watertown Free Public Library is looking for substitute children's, teen, and adult services librarians. Our busy mid-sized library serves a diverse population of people with a broad catalog of needs. In one day visitors might ask for the telephone number of the CEO of a national company, directions to a local concert, help requesting scholarly books for a term paper, recommendations for the child or teen who is a reluctant reader, computer troubleshooting, how to learn English at the library, lessons on downloading ebooks, where they can 3D print, and how to get to the restroom. We embrace proven library practices in all of our services, programs, and collection development, while continually striving to enhance the library experience for the tech-savvy, 21st century patron.

Substitute librarians at the Watertown Free Public Library are part of a substitute pool and are called on to cover shifts when staff are on vacation or out sick. We also occasionally have special projects that substitutes will help complete. We need people who have availability for a variety of shift openings, but most frequently our shift needs are evenings and weekends. In general we are able to give a minimum of a two week notice for all coverage needs to help you plan (and more typically we plan 2-3 months in advance), but will also look for short term help in emergencies. Ideal candidates are willing to work a minimum of two shifts a month which is roughly 6-8 hours. This is a great opportunity for library school students looking for experience and seasoned professionals looking for some extra pocket money.

This position is for you if:

  • You have an MLS or are enrolled in an MLS program and have taken a reference course.
  • You are independent. You take responsibility for your professional development and hold yourself accountable.
  • You are curious and thoroughly informed. You ask questions and remember the answers. You use all of the information you have to make good decisions. You have a breadth of knowledge that is useful in librarianship.
  • You aren't afraid of failure, but won't make the same mistake twice.
  • You like technology. You use technology in your personal life and you're excited to play with new devices and learn new software. You know how to explain technology to other people in a way that they understand. You can troubleshoot problems as a first course of action before issues escalate.
  • You want to gain valuable experience in a busy public library that prides itself in providing excellent patron services and progressive development.
  • You believe in the mission of libraries. You want a job in public service.

If you are interested in working in the children's or teen departments you should also:

  • Enjoy working with exuberant youth and their parents
  • Embrace boisterous teens and their energy while having tactics on how to effectively work with them and meet them where they are developmentally and socially
  • Have familiarity with children's and/or Young Adult literature

To be considered for this role you have to be a librarian with an MLS or currently enrolled in a program and completed a reference course. Those interested in children's or teen services should also have taken a children's or young adult literature class. Strong customer service experience, whether it be in a library, bookstore, or restaurant, is a plus.
We welcome new graduates and seasoned librarians; it's not necessary that you've worked in a public library before as long as you believe in and want to be a part of the important work that public libraries do.

This is part time, at will position and does not include benefits. The hourly rate is $21.72 per hour.

Please email cover letter, resume, and list of three references to Caitlin Browne, Assistant Director at cbrowne@watertown-ma.gov.

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Resource Sharing Graduate Student Worker, Simmons College Beatley Library Learning Commons, Boston, MA

Supervisors: Learning Commons Library Assistants
Hours: 9 - 15 hours/week between 9am and 5pm, Monday - Friday
Pay: $14.00/hour
Start Date: July 1, 2017

The Graduate Student Worker contributes to the work of Beatley Library Learning Commons' Resource Sharing team, which has responsibilities that include interlibrary loan, document delivery, collections projects, and course reserves. This position will start on July 1 with the potential to continue into the academic year.

General Responsibilities:

  • Provide excellent customer service to Beatley Library users and staff and to other libraries
  • Fill requests from other libraries for materials from Beatley (interlibrary loan - lending)
  • Fill requests from users for materials from other libraries (interlibrary loan - borrowing)
  • Fill requests from users for materials from Beatley (document delivery)
  • Fill requests from faculty for materials to be placed on course reserve
  • Stacks and collections projects as assigned
  • Maintain users' privacy

Specific Duties:

  • Use library systems to monitor multiple request queues and process requests
  • Search library discovery tools, including catalogs and e-resources
  • Search for, create, and update user, resource, and transaction records in library management systems
  • Locate and retrieve books and media from shelves
  • Scan articles and book chapters from print and microform sources
  • Send articles and book chapters via secure electronic transmission, cloud storage, email, and fax
  • Apply labels and package items for shipment; open packages
  • Deliver items to offices on the Simmons campuses
  • Communicate questions, suggestions, atypical situations, and user feedback to supervisors
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Enrollment in Simmons College's M.S. in Library and Information Science program
  • Evidence of strong commitment to excellent customer service
  • Ability and comfort with technology
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Ability to understand, remember, and follow complex instructions

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Completion of or current enrollment in LIS 415
  • Graduation date of May 2018 or later
  • Previous employment experience
  • Experience working or volunteering in libraries
  • Familiarity with Atlas Systems' ILLiad (interlibrary loan software) and Innovative Interfaces, Inc.'s Millennium (integrated library system)

To Apply:

Send your resume as a PDF to ILL@simmons.edu. Resumes must be received by Tuesday, May 9. In your email, please:

  • List the days of the week/times that you are available to work.
  • List the SLIS courses that you will have completed by the end of the current semester.
  • Indicate your expected graduation date.

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Library Assistant, French Cultural Center Library, Boston, MA

DESCRIPTION

The library of the French Cultural Center seeks a full-time Library Assistant to assure all daily functions of the Circulation Desk, including but not limited to: loans, shelving, overdues, reader's advisory, responding to general reference questions, and processing new materials.

The Assistant will:

  • Be able to efficiently respond to patron requests in French and English
  • Participate in the preparation of library events for children and adults
  • Greet all members of the Center's community in a friendly and helpful manner
  • Be responsible for closing the library on a nightly basis, ensuring the general operation of the library when the Head Librarian is absent

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Fluent in English and working proficiency in French
  • Ability to multitask
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Knowledge of French and Francophone literature and culture
  • Previous experience in libraries and/or education in library science preferred

SCHEDULE

September through June:
Tuesday - Thursday 11 AM - 7 PM
Friday and Saturday 9 AM - 5 PM

July and August:
Monday - Thursday 11 AM - 7 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM

COMPENSATION

$38,000 with benefits.

DEADLINE TO APPLY

May 22, 2017

http://frenchculturalcenter.org/career/library-assistant/

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Reference Coordinator, Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Ivins, UT

Utah (RVUCOM) invites applications for this full-time position effective July 2017. The Department of Library Services at Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine - Southern Utah
All applicants are required to submit a curriculum vitae, letter of interest, and salary requirements.
The campus of RVUCOM is located in Ivins, Utah, 20 minutes from St. George. Rocky Vista University of Osteopathic Medicine (RVUCOM) is committed to the education of osteopathic physicians who are dedicated to excellence in the practice of medicine, demonstrate integrity and professionalism in their lives, while providing ethical, compassionate, holistic and culturally competent osteopathic medical care to their patients.
 

PRIMARY PURPOSE: The Reference Coordinator will further the mission and vision of Rocky Vista University by supporting the operations of the library on the Southern Utah Campus.  This individual will be responsible for providing basic reference and specialized research services to faculty, staff, and students, as well as overseeing access services at the Southern Utah campus.  Abundant customer service skills, sound research skills, and a firm grasp of library operations are vital qualities to the Reference Coordinator's success.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  1. Answer basic reference questions and specialized research questions, seeking support and guidance from the Research Librarian when necessary.
  2. Provide proactive and friendly customer service at the circulation desk.
  3. Assist patrons with navigation and usage of library resources, including databases, point-of-care tools, and print materials.
  4. Administer and oversee library circulation for the Southern Utah site.
  5. Review and respond to requests for electronic or print materials.
  6. Assist in developing and presenting basic library instruction.
  7. Maintain accurate shelving and inventory of the library collection, including occasional weeding.
  8. Communicate with patrons regarding access disruptions, such as modified hours or e-resource unavailability.
  9. Compile statistics and present reports relating to the usage of library materials and spaces.
  10. Partner with library colleagues to develop and execute library programs, events, or displays.
  11. Collaborate with the Head Cataloger on issues related to bibliographic control, including the acquisition and processing of new materials.
  12. Review and respond to technical issues that may arise with the photocopier machines, calling for vendor support when necessary.
  13. Maintain a basic archive for the Southern Utah site.
  14. Order and maintain office supplies.
  15. Maintain awareness of current developments in information services.
  16. Consider the adoption of new practices, services, and tools that may increase the efficiency of access or reference services.

MARGINAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  1. Assist administration in special projects as necessary.
  2. Attend and participate in select school functions and activities.


REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  1. Information literacy and research skills necessary to review and respond to basic research and reference inquiries.
  2. Strong communicative, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  3. Excellent customer service skills, including ability to communicate with diverse audiences.
  4. Ability to respond to situations independently, or identify when managerial support is needed.
  5. Intermediate level of computer skills, specifically with Microsoft Office products.
  6. Ability to multi-task effectively and efficiently.
  7. Ability to work effectively, cohesively, and professionally in a team-based environment.
  8. Ability to lift 25 lb. boxes, maneuver book carts, and shelve books.
  9. Ability to read and interpret technical instructions related to computer use, photocopiers, phones, and office and library software.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Undergraduate degree or equivalent work experience.
  2. A minimum of one (1) year experience in a library setting.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Experience using an integrated library system (ILS).
  2. Experience providing library instruction and/or reference services
  3. MLIS or research background.

Rocky Vista University is in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and does not discriminate with regard to applicants or employees with disabilities, and will make reasonable accommodation when necessary.  

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Call for Proposals: Book chapters for Social Tagging for Linked Data Across Environments

Book title: Social tagging for linked data across environments 
Publisher: Facet 
Editors: 

  • Dr. Louise Spiteri. Associate professor, School of Information Management, Dalhousie University.  
  • Dr. Diane Rasmussen Pennington. Lecturer, Department of Computer and Information Sciences, University of Strathclyde. 

Synopsis 

This book will explore how social tags can serve to link content across a variety of environments. Most studies of social tagging have tended to focus on discrete applications, e.g., library catalogues, blogs, social bookmarking sites, and so forth. Hashtags, in particular, can provide this level of linked data. Since hashtags are now used across different platforms (e.g., Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, WordPress, Instagram), it would be interesting to explore the role of hashtags as a form of linked data without the complex implementation of RDF and other Semantic Web technologies; for example, a hashtag on a specific topic such as #PublicLibrariesInScotland could link to a conference on this topic, the research done by academics in the field, blogs from practitioners, newspaper articles, and so forth.   

This book will explore social tagging behaviour. Most studies of this topic have focused on the types of tags that people assign to resources. Our interest is to examine how people interact with, and use, social tags to access and create resources and networks in linked environments.  

It should be noted that, for the context of this book, the term "social tags" is used to include hashtags and geotags.  

We welcome book chapter contributions centred (but not exclusively) on the following themes: 

  • Social tagging and the creation of social networks. 

  • The use and effectiveness of social tagging recommender systems. 

  • The role of social tagging in information behaviour activities. 

  • Social tagging behaviour in different domains. 

  • Semantic or syntactic stability of social tags. 

  • The role of social tagging in linked data applications and the Semantic Web. 

  • The use and re-use of social tags for information discovery. 

  • The role of social tagging in the formation of community networks. 

Intended readers include practicing library and information professionals who implement electronic access to collections such as cataloguers and systems developers. Information architects and web developers would also have a particular interest in the book, as well as students in information management and cognate disciplines.   

Submission Procedure: 

Chapter proposal submissions are invited  from researchers  and practitioners. Proposals should be limited 1000 words, explaining the mission and concerns of the chapter and how it fits into the general theme of the book. Please submit proposals to Louise.Spiteri@dal.ca by June 30, 2017. 

Timeline 

Chapter proposals: Submission deadline:  June 30, 2017 
Review proposals & contact authors: By July 31, 2017 
Chapters due: By  September 30, 2017 
Review of chapters: By December 31, 2017 
Editing of chapters after review: By February 28, 2018 
Submission of first draft to Facet: By March 31, 2018 
Review of proofs & creation of index: By April 30, 2018 

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Open Access Systems and Services Librarian, Stonehill College, Easton, MA

The Open Access Systems and Services Librarian will lead the re-envisioning of information access through the assessment and enhancement of services, spaces, and systems. They will be responsible for management of front-line library access services including circulation, reserves, copyright and course packs, and open access programs. This position works closely and collaboratively with faculty from across campus and with library colleagues to enhance access to support student learning. Opportunity to pilot creative and innovative solutions to increase access-related user-engagement.

The position is part of the Director's management team and must work collaboratively to ensure the development and delivery of library resources and services and promote their incorporation into the fabric of academic life at the College. This position will work closely with liaison librarians in supporting faculty use of reserves, coursepacks, and open access programs; and work with the Archivist, and Faculty, Staff, and Students of the college to ingest materials into and provide access to the institutional repository. This position will also work closely with the library systems team to ensure the access services portions of our ILS and reserves systems are functioning optimally for our students and faculty needs.

This position will be in charge of building operations and events. This includes coordination of events for all departments housed in the library, liaising with all departments across the college hosting event at the library, and events contracted through conference and events. This position coordinates all physical plant maintenance and upgrades with the college's facilities team, and coordination of any systems updates with the Assistant Director of Library Information Systems and Services. This position oversees the 2 full time and 6 part time access staff who are the sole staff during all open hour. This position is part of the collections response team.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Annual report and budget: Prepare an annual report for the Access Services Department by compiling statistical data on circulation activities including the number of items checked out, reserve check outs, items re-shelved, library patrons served, study rooms booked, etc. This data is included in Library Director's annual report. Also prepare a narrative of specific tasks accomplished, unusual activities or problems solved. Prepare special budgetary needs for each year including expected student aide needs for the entire library.
  • Goals: Set yearly goals for self and department. Meet with Director to evaluate goals.
  • Building issues: Assists in responding to weather, fire and security emergencies by initiating security procedures, maintaining order, securing problem areas and contacting proper authorities. Serve as coordinator of many building related issues (keys, lights, toilets, icy steps, slippery floors, etc.).
  • Administrative: Participate in weekly Department Heads meetings, interview applicants for administrative positions in library.
  • Lead the Access Services Department by hiring, training, supervising, and evaluating the Access Services staff, implementing goals and objectives, developing procedures;
  • Develop an effective, customer service oriented staff consisting of full-time and part-time support staff as well as student employees. Hire the best people possible, provide training in circulation procedures, schedule work shifts, assign duties based on qualifications, oversee work activities, evaluate performance, handle disciplinary action according to policy and terminate if appropriate.
  • Coordinate student aides needs for MacPhaidin library. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Overseeing the circulation functions of access tools such as Sierra and Ares; Act as functional system expert for all circulation-related workflows, ie check in/out, circulation rules (loan rules, item types, etc), hours tables, holds, materials booking, reserves (print and electronic), patron self service.
  • Loan policies and procedures: Establish and implement loan policies and procedures for all library materials. Ensure that the online system, Innovative Sierra Circulation, has updated loan rules and tables to provide consistent and accurate loans and notices.
  • Customer satisfaction: Answer questions and resolve complaints regarding circulation and reserve functions and overdue, fine or lost book replacement for all library patrons. Receive verbal and written complaints, investigate the facts of each complaint and resolve the complaint in a professional manner.
  • Fines, lost books, damaged books: Settle appeal of library fines, damages or lost book charges. Determine validity of appeal, reduce or waive fines when appropriate. Place holds on students with outstanding accounts prior to registration or commencement Notify bursar when holds can be lifted.
  • Assist patrons: Ensure that patron are directed to the appropriate department or resources, answer questions about general library and circulation policies and procedures; demonstrate use of on-line catalog and assist in locating materials for patrons.
  • Collection growth, stack space: Plan and Implement shifts of collections for changing space needs in the main stacks, curriculum, video and music collections. Estimate the amount of shelving needed, receive and inventory shipments, oversee the installation of shelving and schedule, plan and direct staff in the relocation of the collections onto the new shelving.
  • As library copyright expert, work with liaison librarians and faculty to enhance understanding of copyright and equality of access using tools such as ELearn and Ares; Develop Open Access Initiatives; Coordinate with Faculty and Information Technology and the Office of the General Counsel to ensure best practices are implemented
  • Oversee use of several campus systems within the library such as 25Live (for room booking), card access (for student access to the library during off hours), and Office 365 tools (for maintaining student schedules, adding content to library intranet and adding open access content).
  • Payroll: supervise the completion and submission of bi-weekly timesheets for student aides and weekly time cards for circulation assistants.
  • Equipment and supplies: Provide for continual maintenance of all public copiers and network printers; fill with paper and toner, clear paper and coin jams, trouble shoot problems. Order supplies for equipment in a timely fashion. Maintain multi-media equipment and order replacements when needed. Anticipate need for extra or specialized equipment depending on new courses or reserve materials. Order all general office and library supplies.
  • Exit gate alarm and security: Enforce college and library policies by advising patrons of those policies and contacting Campus Police when compliance is not forthcoming. Notify the VP of Student Affairs, in writing, if a student attempts theft or damages materials.
  • Updating and maintaining assessment programs for services, spaces, and systems.
  • Availability of items in collection: Ensure that every item in the main, curriculum, music and video collections has the proper status and location, i.e. an item listed as available is on the shelf and in its proper place.
  • Responsible for 150,000 volumes, 3,000 videos and 3,000 music CD's and cassettes. This is accomplished through continual straightening, shelf reading and inventory. Inform Technical Services of lost or missing items.
  • Reserve collection: Send reminders to faculty and encourage them to send reserve lists in a timely manner. Oversee collection and processing of reserve materials each semester by supporting and assisting the full time circulation assistants; explaining copyright policies to faculty; promote use of Electronic reserves to faculty when appropriate for their needs. Apply for copyright permission and notify faculty of compliance problems.
  • Damaged books: Facilitates the mending or re-binding of library materials which have either been returned in damaged condition or discovered during stack maintenance. Mend books in the department or consult with the Collection Development Librarian about rebinding or replacement.

Schedule:
The regular hours for this position are 2pm-10pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and 10am-6pm Thursday and Friday. Schedule subject to change during breaks, Summer schedule, departmental needs.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
This position oversees the 2 full time and 6 part time access staff who are the sole staff during all open hour. This position is part of the collections response team.

Minimum Qualifications
Master's degree in library science (M.L.S.) Applications pending August 2017 graduation accepted. We seek an individual who is excited to learn, flexible in their thinking, able to communicate clearly in writing and presentations, initiative and ability to manage time, ability to creatively approach challenges.

Preferred Qualifications
Library access/public services experience in an academic library setting or equivalent preferred. Experience with Circulation, Reserves, Copyright, and Open Access initiatives or equivalent preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Candidates should possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, a high level of commitment to student learning and faculty engagement as well as being a knowledgeable resource of current trends and services in an academic library setting.

Physical Requirements
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and extreme cold. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Interested applicants should submit online a letter of application (cover letter) and resume.

Applicants should submit required documentation via the Stonehill Jobs website only. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. https://jobs.stonehill.edu/postings/14391

Applicants who will enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply.

Stonehill College is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.

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Copy-Editor, Information Research, Telecommute

As most readers of Information Research will be aware, we operate on an entirely voluntary basis - no money changes hands for any purpose whatsoever - and, once again, we are looking for volunteer copy editors.
The requirements are:  
  1. a good understanding of English grammar and style - the English version, not the American :-)
  2. an interest in what is going on in the world of information science, information management, librarianship, archives and records management, information systems, digital libraries, etc., etc. 
  3. a belief in the value of open access publishing of the Platinum kind (i.e., no author charges and no subscriptions) and a desire to help the cause.
As for what you get back - this was nicely put by a former copy-editor (now a regional editor) who writes:
This is not a paid position, and is - like article reviewing - contribution to the overall quality of scholarly output.  I started with the journal as a copy-editor, mostly for my own professional development (so I would read articles really thoroughly) but it's also been an excellent education in different research in our field, and in how research is written up and presented. It's also great for establishing contacts around the world with the authors and the eight editors (any of whom might use any of the copy-editors). I now turn up to conferences and meet authors who I have worked with when I copy-edited their articles. It's a very positive and enjoyable experience.
 
If you are interested in becoming a copy-editor please contact me at wilsontd@gmail.com - I will send everyone a "trial" paper to see how you perform and then have a "conversation" about whatever it is you've missed and what further needs to be done.

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Research and Education Librarian, Yale University, New Haven, CT

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

Position Focus: The Research and Education Librarian serves as the primary librarian involved in the Medical Library general library instruction program. This enthusiastic, user-centered individual will be responsible for the design of the library's current general instruction program. Through consultation and collaboration, the librarian works to enable faculty, students, clinicians and researchers to leverage information and data resources to the fullest. With experience using a wide range of bibliographic databases, both biomedical and general, the librarian develops and provides training/instruction in the use of knowledge management, information and data resources, tools, and strategies including evidence-based searching, systematic reviews, and content management tools. This position reports to the Assistant Director of Research and Education Services and is a member of the Research and Education Team. 

The Research and Education Librarian: 
  • Creates and participates in training and instruction, including curriculum-integrated instruction for the School of Medicine, the Physician Associate Program, the two-week intensive Medical School elective, and as part of the library's general instruction program. 
  • Identifies, prepares, and presents a range of in-person classes on various topics, including biomedical databases (e.g., PubMed, OVID, Embase, Scopus), citation management tools, biomedical research strategies, enhancing research impact, and in-depth citation analysis.
  • Provides in-depth reference, information, research and consultation services for faculty, students, and researchers throughout the research life cycle.
  • Provides training in the use of knowledge management and information resources, tools, and strategies including: evidence-based searching, systematic reviews, content management tools, databases, mobile apps, etc.
  • Creates and maintains online guides and other research support tools. Collaborates with fellow librarians.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:
  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school is required. Qualified individuals new to the library profession are encouraged to apply.
  • Demonstrated commitment to providing excellent customer service and a passion for teaching.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize, multi-task, and meet deadlines, and to conceptualize new solutions to problems with creativity and flexibility.
  • Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion.
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, analytical, and communication skills, both oral and written, including the ability to actively listen, understand and articulate user needs. 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.
  • Innovative, resourceful, and flexible. Knowledge of information technology.
Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments. Librarian ranking information can be found at: http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank.html.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience: Familiarity and experience with adult learning theory and instruction with adult learners. Experience designing and conducting library instruction. Experience working with and knowledge of biomedical research resources. Experience with assessment, educational technology and instructional design. Experience working in an academic or health sciences library.

The University and the Library
The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including around 15 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 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.

The Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library
The Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library serves the Yale Schools of Medicine, Public Health, Nursing, the Yale-New Haven Hospital and other affiliated institutions of the Yale-New Haven Medical Center. The Medical Library is a dynamic and busy place; library staff work together as a team to provide responsive and effective information support to the Medical Center's missions of research, education, and patient care. A collection of 400,000 volumes and a wide range of state-of the art electronic resources brings information to the community at the library, on campus and remotely. For additional information, see: http://library.medicine.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 bit.ly/ResEdLibrarian

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

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Call for Proposals: ALISE 2018 Conference

The ALISE Technical Services Education Special Interest Group seeks proposals for the ALISE 2018 conference being held in Westminster, Colorado from February 6 - 9, 2018. The conference theme is The Expanding LIS Education Universe. This call is open to anyone working in the field of library and information science, regardless of occupational label.

The ALISE Technical Services Education SIG invites proposals for individual papers or a panel discussion related to technical services education such as (but not restricted to): education for cataloging, metadata, bibliographic control, acquisitions, resource management, organization, workflows, collection management, and electronic and continuing resources. Preference will be given to proposals that address the overall conference theme (https://ali.memberclicks.net/assets/media/conf_2018/Calls/2018_alise_call_participation.pdf ).


The Submission deadline is May 31, 2017.

Proposals should include in a single document (PDF, ODT, DOCX format):

  • First and last names of all authors
  • Email address for all authors
  • Institutional/Organizational affiliation of each author
  • Title of presentation
  • Proposal abstract (300 - 500 words)
  • Keywords

 

Interested submitters are also encouraged to talk to the SIG convener (Sarah Sutton, ssutton3@emporia.edu) about their ideas prior to submission. Proposals should be emailed as an attachment to SIG convener Sarah Sutton (ssutton3@emporia.edu) no later than May 31, 2017.

All presenters are required to register for the ALISE 2018 conference.

 

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Call for Proposals: AL

The ALISE Technical Services Education Special Interest Group seeks proposals for the ALISE 2018 conference being held in Westminster, Colorado from February 6 - 9, 2018. The conference theme is The Expanding LIS Education Universe. This call is open to anyone working in the field of library and information science, regardless of occupational label.

The ALISE Technical Services Education SIG invites proposals for individual papers or a panel discussion related to technical services education such as (but not restricted to): education for cataloging, metadata, bibliographic control, acquisitions, resource management, or ganization, workflows, collection management, and electronic and continuing resources. Preference will be given to proposals that address the overall conference theme (https://ali.memberclicks.net/assets/media/conf_2018/Calls/2018_alise_call_participation.pdf ).


The Submission deadline is May 31, 2017.

Proposals should include in a single document (PDF, ODT, DOCX format):

  • First and last names of all authors
  • Email address for all authors
  • Institutional/Organizational affiliation of each author
  • Title of presentation
  • Proposal abstract (300 - 500 words)
  • Keywords

 

Interested submitters are also encouraged to talk to the SIG convener (Sarah Sutton, ssutton3@emporia.edu) about their ideas prior to submission. Proposals should be emailed as an attachment to SIG convener Sarah Sutton (ssutton3@emporia.edu) no later than May 31, 2017.

All presenters are required to register for the ALISE 2018 conference.

 


Student Assistant, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) John G. Wolbach Library, Cambridge, MA

The CfA Library has an opening for a student position starting May 8th. The position would involve a mixture of assisting with day-to-day tasks (i.e. shelving, circulation, etc) and developing updates and improvements for the Wolbach Library website.  Having some knowledge of web development technologies (i.e. PHP, Python, css, html) ahead of time is helpful, but not a requirement as students will learn these and other technologies as part of their work.  Many of the students that have worked with us have started at a basic level and are now utilizing these and similar technologies in their work. 

Applications must be submitted by May 22nd.  The goal is for the student to start as soon as possible. 

  • 20 hrs/wk @ $15/hr
  • Flexible schedule
  • 3 months duration with possible extension

To apply: Send a cover letter and resume to daina.bouquin@cfa.harvard.edu

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Research and Instruction Librarian, Noble and Greenough School, Dedham, MA

Founded by George Washington Copp Noble in 1866, Noble and Greenough School is a rigorous academic community dedicated to motivating and inspiring students to achieve their highest potential and to lead lives characterized by service to others. A co-educational, non-sectarian day and boarding school for students in grades seven (Class VI) through twelve (Class I), Nobles has a current enrollment of just over 600 students-including approximately 50 five-day boarders.

Position

The Noble and Greenough School seeks an entry-level professional librarian with an MLS/MLIS/MIS from an ALA-accredited graduate school to join our library team. The successful candidate will have a strong academic background, excellent interpersonal skills, and a passion for working with adolescents and for collaborating with faculty from all disciplines. This is an ideal position for a librarian who is interested in research and instruction, acquiring and cataloging library materials, and managing collections in a rigorous academic setting.

This is an opportunity to join a dynamic library team as we transition to a brand new library facility which will open in the winter of 2018.

We seek candidates who would bring a desire for ongoing professional improvement, a diversity of backgrounds and experiences, and a demonstrated commitment to young people. Nobles has a longstanding commitment to diversity and works to ensure that this is reflected within our faculty, staff, and student body.

If you wish to apply, please click on the following link. You will be directed to the Noble and Greenough School on-line application form.

Please address your application to Head of Upper School, Michael K. Denning.

 

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Research Associate, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Summary

Harvard University invites applications from scholars of American or African American history to research and investigate Harvard University's historical relationship to slavery, the transatlantic slave trade, and abolition. It may also be possible for candidates to teach one undergraduate course or research seminar in this topic area, as well as guide and advise students on related research. This position is a one­year term with the possibility of renewal.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direction of the Office of the President and the Harvard University Archives, and with guidance from the University­wide faculty committee on Harvard and Slavery, the RA will develop, design and conduct a course of research to report and summarize what is known about Harvard's ties to slavery and abolition; additional duties may include surfacing and preparation of materials for classroom or other teaching use; and working closely with faculty from specialties and departments across the University to advance an understanding of Harvard's diverse historical connections to slavery and abolition. Ideal RA candidates will be comfortable in an environment that requires a high level of independence and intellectual curiosity and the ability to use discretionary judgment.

Basic Qualifications

  • PhD or other advanced degree in History, American Studies/American Civilization, African American Studies, Anthropology, or related fields with significant relevant work experience, including previous archival work.
  • Familiarity with records and archives from colonial and early American history required.
  • Evidence of academic excellence.
  • Proven evidence of independent research in specific advanced field of study.
  • Strong writing skills and ability to synthesize information independently.
  • Proven ability to work independently and creatively.
  • Capable of consistent use of discretion, judgment, and initiative.
  • Evidence of prior high­quality, original academic writing, and background in analysis and interpretation of relevant data, research, news, and literature.
  • Ability to read academic, subject­specific information and write a reasoned and thoughtful analysis, is a must.
  • Diplomatic skills, comfort in interacting with prominent individuals, and grace under pressure are essential.
  • Strong skills related to the Microsoft Office Suite are expected.
  • Candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a writing sample of no more than 30 pages, and two letters of recommendation.

Additional Qualifications

  • 2­-4 years of previous archival experience preferred.
  • The candidate must have extremely high standards in terms of quality of work, attention to detail, strong organization skills, and absolute commitment to task completion.
  • He or she must be able to balance multiple tasks and shifting priorities under tight deadlines at an accelerated pace when necessary.  

To learn more or apply for this role, please visit: http://hr.harvard.edu/search-jobs
After selecting Administrative/Staff Jobs (either internal or external), click 'search openings' and then enter '42408BR' in the Auto Req ID Field.  

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School Library/Media Specialist, Lowell Community Charter Public School, Lowell, MA

Job Responsibilities
  • Develop and deliver lesson plans, all K-8 classes, for teaching information literacy skills, the information search process, and literature appreciation with knowledge of the Massachusetts State Frameworks
  • Build school and teacher capacity in order to enhance students' twenty-first century skills including information literacy, digital-age literacy, inventive thinking, high productivity, and effective communication.
  • Foster a collaborative culture that promotes quality relationships, learning, creativity, innovation, and risk taking that improves student learning.
  • Promote the love of reading and exhibit a strong knowledge of literature appropriate to the school level. Plan and lead school wide literacy activities.
  • Maintain a supportive and engaging environment, in the physical and virtual library.
  • Collaborate with and assist teachers and students to search out their informational needs, critically evaluate materials, and use technology to synthesize their findings into new knowledge.
  • Collaborate with teachers to provide resources and activities for course, unit and lesson integration.
  • Collaborate with the Technology Director and other appropriate personnel to deliver assistance to teachers in integrating technology into their classrooms.
  • Teach information literacy skills. Organize and manage the School collection of print and electronic resources to promote teacher and student learning.
  • Identify, plan and implement professional opportunities that address school-learning goals.
  • Model continuous learning, keep current, and model effective strategies and practices. Actively participate in professional learning.
  • Perform administrative duties associated with the maintenance of the library collection and management.
  • Assist in the maintenance of the inventory of all the School audio-visual equipment.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:
  • Master's degree preferred. Massachusetts license in Library/Media required.
  • Excellent instructional technology, oral and written communication skills.
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Bilingual (Spanish and/or Khmer) preferred.


The LCCPS is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, age (40 or over), disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other legally protected status under local, state, or federal law

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

https://www.applicantpro.com/j/565754-151747

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Head of Young Adult Services, Beverly Public Library, Beverly, MA

The Beverly Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic and energetic librarian to be our new Head of Young Adult Services. The successful candidate will be responsible for running an active 12-member Teen Advisory Board, planning and executing creative, engaging programs for young adults in grades 6-12, and maintaining our well-circulating YA collection. Additionally, this librarian will run an Annual Teen Poetry Contest (with a 21 year history) that garners as many as 800+ entries from over 10 public and private Beverly schools, create personalized reading lists for interested teens, and lead a successful middle school book club that students can participate in for school credit. The ideal candidate should be equally comfortable interacting with young adults as she or he is meeting with parents and educators. She/he should also be committed to continuing and expanding the excellent relationships already established with local middle and high schools and community organizations, as well as growing program offerings and participation levels. This is an exciting time to head up the department, with an upcoming renovation planned to bring our teen space into the 21stcentury. If you are committed to delivering high-quality and relevant programming, passionate about providing the best service to teenagers, and someone who takes initiative in a busy, sometimes unpredictable environment, this could be a great match for you. The Beverly Public Library offers opportunities for professional growth and participation in professional and community organizations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Responsible for professional and supervisory work in planning, implementing, and managing a comprehensive program of service for the Young Adult Department. Maintains Plan of Service for Young Adult Department. Keeps informed about issues, services, and innovations related to Young Adult Department.
  2. Plans, coordinates, and presents services, resources, and programs designed to interest young adults. 
  3. Selects materials for Young Adult Collection. Keeps track of ongoing expenditures for these collections.
  4. Coordinates and supervises Young Adult volunteer program.
  5. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other staff members. Consults with other department heads.
  6. Communicates effectively with the public.
  7. Works closely with local schools.
  8. Performs reader advisory tasks such as recommending library materials to patrons and preparing reading lists and bibliographies, in print, and on the library's web site.
  9. Maintains Young Adult Homepage.
  10. Participates in both selection and collection development for the Adult Collection to ensure that the library's collection remains up-to-date and well rounded.
  11. Responsible for working at the Reference Desk to assist patrons in a friendly and professional manner with their information needs.
  12. Assists in monitoring the behavior and conduct of Library patrons. 

Qualifications:

Master's Degree in Library or Information Science from a graduate school program accredited by the American Library Association.

Salary: $52,600 - $66,460 (in six steps) 35 hours per week, one weekend per month, one evening per week. 

Closing Date: May 15, 2017

Send letter of application and resume to Pauline Teixeira, Human Resources, City of Beverly, 191 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA 01915 or email pteixeira@beverlyma.gov

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Research Operations Coordinator, Goodwin, Boston, MA

GENERAL SUMMARY: Assists with the management of electronic research services, activation of new users' subscriptions, ordering and processing of print materials for the Research Center and troubleshooting of reported access issues. Also prepares Research Services orientation materials for new and lateral hires, orders attorney desk books and maintains corresponding system records for print and electronic resources.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinates day-to-day access to electronic research services including assistance with authentication, username and password management and technical support. Maintains accurate and current record of electronic subscriptions status, licensing information and invoice payments.
  • Prepares orientation materials for new and lateral hires, including lawyers, paralegals, court procedures, marketing and other administrative staff. Ensures that all print and electronic services are active and delivered by the new hires' start dates.
  • Orders, processes and distributes office print resources and oversees all aspects of attorney desk book cycle. Maintains subscription lists and desk book copy records by adding appropriate item records to the integrated library system.
  • Researches and resolves vendor issues associated with incorrect shipments and lapsed subscriptions. Claims missing and delayed shipments when needed.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILTIES

  • Assumes additional responsibilities as requested.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:

  • Ability to effectively manage work to high quality standards, with a meticulous eye for detail.
  • Accountable, assumes responsibility for quality and timeliness of his/her work.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to prioritize and execute tasks, multitask and meet deadlines.
  • Within scope of position, works independently using sound judgment.
  • Effective interpersonal, written and oral communication skills; ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the firm in a professional manner.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with members of the Research Services department, administrative staff and attorneys at the firm.
  • Technical aptitude with ability to quickly learn new systems and applications.

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS/JOB EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor's degree; Bachelor's degree can be substituted for relevant experience in a special or academic library.
  • 1-3 years of electronic resource management and operations experience preferred.
  • Proficiency with computer systems and applications.

Please apply online:

http://www.goodwinlaw.com/job-opportunities/bos-staff-research-operations-coordinator

 

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Director, North Country Library System, Watertown, NY

Take a leadership role and assist public libraries in northern New York State to achieve new levels of innovative service and resource sharing. The North Country Library System seeks a visionary leader responsive to member library and community needs, and skilled in focusing the efforts of a talented staff to be its next Director. NCLS is a cooperative of 65 public libraries covering Jefferson, Lewis, Oswego and St. Lawrence Counties in New York State. With a $2.2 million budget and 20 FTE staff, NCLS is a member focused organization with a mission to provide collaborative services that strengthen our libraries. NCLS's recently renovated 14,000 square-foot, solar powered headquarters is situated on a beautiful eleven-acre wooded lot bordering the Black River in Watertown, NY.

The North Country region offers a vibrant blend of outdoor activities, safe, affordable communities and easy access to the advantages of larger cities. Watertown is a growing small city that is a few miles from Lake Ontario and the Thousand Islands region. The Adirondacks, Kingston and Ottawa, Ontario, and Syracuse are all nearby. The area is a recreational playground with numerous opportunities for boating, kayaking, whitewater rafting, hiking, fishing, skiing and much more. The blend of recreation, cultural opportunities, education with six colleges in the area, good schools and one of the lowest costs of living in the state make this a great place to live.

Responsibilities. The System Director, under the general direction of the Board of Trustees, is responsible for the administration of System operations. The Director supervises the department managers and works with the Board, staff and library Directors to align System services with the member libraries' needs and priorities. For the complete position description, see NCLS Director Responsibilities.

Qualifications. An ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library Science; the ability to obtain a NY State Public Librarian Certificate; a minimum of eight years post MLS experience, three years in an administrative capacity. Essential abilities and experience include creativity, enthusiasm, superior written and oral communications skills; political acumen; consensus-building skills; experience in recruiting, evaluating and mentoring staff; a thorough knowledge of library trends and best practices; an understanding of innovative library technology; proven success working with and reporting to a governing board.

Salary. The hiring salary range is $85,000 - $100,000 (with placement being dependent on experience and qualifications) and an attractive benefits package.

For further information go to www.nclsweb.org.

To start the application process, submit a cover letter, resume and references to NCLSDIRECTORSEARCH@ncls.org on or before the closing date of June 30, 2017.

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

Closing Date: May 26, 2017

Full Time (40 hours per week)

Reports to: Executive Director.
Supervises 3 staff - 2 catalogers (MLS level), 1 Cataloging Assistant.

Position Summary

Assist the Executive Director to establish goals, objectives, future plans and strategies for the CLAMS network to accommodate member libraries' current and projected automation requirements. In a team environment provide ongoing support of the integrated library system (ILS) to CLAMS member libraries. Coordinate training in the ILS and in other services provided to member libraries through CLAMS. Test new software releases and new products. Problem solve, suggest operational improvements. Monitor ongoing quality control of the CLAMS database. Part of the CLAMS central office management team. Serves in place of the Executive Director in the absence of the Director.

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

Responsibilities

Training, Support, Documentation

  • Coordinate, design, and present training workshops in library system software and other CLAMS-supported software for member library staff.
  • Provide consultation and troubleshooting to library staff in their use of the ILS (all workflows) and other software provided through CLAMS (Google docs, email, etc.). Confer with member library staff, visit member libraries to help ensure maximum use of the ILS.
  • Working with the CLAMS management team, develop additional training opportunities from outside sources, e.g., state services, individual expertise.
  • Maintain good communication (phone, in person, email) with libraries; maintain current awareness of the needs and requirements of member libraries.
  • Part of the CLAMS team that provides email and phone support to member libraries in all aspects of the ILS and other supported software.
  • Produce and distribute technical documentation (primarily online) for library staff and users.
  • Communicate with software vendors; participate in enhancements process; test new software releases and products.
  • Install and test hardware and software needed relevant to job responsibilities in conjunction with Systems staff.
  • Recruit and/or supervise other project staff and trainers as needed.
  • Keep current with and advise members on new technologies affecting libraries.
  • Serve as CLAMS staff liaison to Public Services Implementation Group.
  • Serve as liaison to other CLAMS interest groups and task forces as the need arises.
  • Maintain accurate information on the CLAMS Staff website.

Bibliographic Services

  • Monitor overall quality of the CLAMS bibliographic database.
  • Train staff, supervise performance, and conduct regular evaluations.
  • Load authority files, liaise with authority vendor.
  • Produce monthly statistical reports.
  • Serve as CLAMS staff liaison to Bibliographic Implementation Group.

Digital Resources

  • Coordinate CLAMS eBook Service.
  • Act as liaison to the eSelectors group.
  • Track financial and statistical data and produce reports for membership.
  • Provide instruction on the vendor staff interface (currently OverDrive Marketplace)

Reports/Statistics

  • Ensure that reports meet the needs of libraries and reporting agencies.
  • Provide support with State reports such as ARIS.
  • Assist member libraries in the production of weeding and other reports and/or run these reports for libraries when requested.

General

  • Serve as CLAMS Commonwealth Catalog liaison.
  • Serve on Regional, State, or National committees as opportunities arise with the approval of the Executive Director.
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of grant proposals.
  • Provide updated flow of information, in consultation with the Executive Director, including submissions from other CLAMS office staff, on social media.
  • Provide on-call support on rotation (non-standard office hours).
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

Qualifications

  • Masters of Library Science or Masters in Library &amp; Information Science (MLS or MLIS, accredited).
  • At least 3 years professional library experience.
  • Experience in training and supervision.
  • Strong public service philosophy. Public Library work experience.
  • Broad knowledge of library network automation, Public Services, Bibliographic, Authority Control, MARC, RDA, metadata standards, LCSH, current and emerging  library technology trends.
  • Project management experience.
  • Initiative, creative problem-solving abilities, discretion.
  • Team player with a focus on superior customer service.
  • Excellent oral, telephone, written communication skills; ability to communicate effectively with vendors, all levels of library staff.
  • Familiarity and experience with Innovative Interfaces Sierra library software and automated networks strongly preferred.
  • Familiarity with WordPress and social media.
  • EXCEL proficiency.
  • Willingness to adapt to frequent software updates, enthusiasm for new technology, willingness to embrace change.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team based environment.
  • Good leadership and motivational skills.

Other Distinguishing Characteristics

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

Salary Range: $60,775 to $84,127 in 12 steps.

Environment

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

How to Apply
Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references via email to jobsearch@clamsnet.org.  No phone calls please. Preference will be given to applications submitted on or before May 26, 2017.  

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Head of Public Services/Research & Instruction Librarian, University of Washington Bothell/Cascadia College, Bothell, 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 UW Libraries is recognized for its excellent service, innovative learning and research spaces, faculty partnerships, global reach, extensive assessment efforts, and  diverse, award-winning staff. The Libraries plays a significant leadership role regionally as a member in the groundbreaking Orbis Cascade Alliance and throughout the profession as evidenced by the number of its staff selected for competitive leadership programs and honored by professional association lifetime achievement awards.

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON BOTHELL AND CASCADIA COLLEGE LIBRARY

http://library.uwb.edu 

The University of Washington Libraries serves the students, faculty, and staff of Cascadia College and the University of Washington Bothell at their co-located campus in Bothell, located 18 miles north of downtown Seattle. UW Bothell currently offers programs in Business; Computing and Software Systems; Educational Studies; Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences; Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics; and Nursing and Health Studies. More information on UW Bothell and its programs can be found at http://www.uwb.edu. Cascadia College offers a wide range of Associate degrees and certificates, and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Sustainable Practices. More about Cascadia College can be found here: http://www.cascadia.edu/.

Diversity is a core value of the UW Bothell and Cascadia College Library.  We believe the power of diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions.  A majority of our students are first generation college attendees or are from underrepresented groups.  Library staff work collaboratively to provide culturally relevant services and resources that reflect the diversity of our campus community, and to foster an inclusive learning environment for our users. Information about the Library's Equity, Diversity, and Social Justice program is available here: http://libguides.uwb.edu/libraryEDSJteam

THE POSITION

Under the general direction of the Associate Dean and Director of the Bothell Campus Library, the Head of Public Services provides leadership and strategic visioning for Research Services (in-person and online reference)  and Access Services (Circulation, Stacks Maintenance and Interlibrary Loan) at the University of Washington Bothell and Cascadia College Library.   This position is responsible for developing Library-wide user-centered public services standards and best practices, in collaboration with other Library unit heads, supervisors and staff.  This position works with Library and the campus community to foster an inclusive environment that prioritizes diversity. 

The Head of Public Services serves on the Bothell Library Leadership Team.  This group functions as a collaborative group that advances the mission, vision, and values of the Library.  Leadership Team members are the principal stewards for Library resources and are accountable for ensuring that resources are used wisely and effectively to meet the needs of our users. Leadership Team members serve as advocates for their areas of responsibility, representing Unit needs, priorities and perspectives in planning discussions.

The Head of Public Services also works collaboratively with colleagues across the UW Libraries in support of our tri-campus "One Library Three Campuses" system:  http://www.lib.washington.edu/dean/tri-campus


SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  • Responsible for policy development, operations, and personnel management for Access Services (Circulation, Stacks Maintenance and ILL).  Establishes priorities and coordinates work within the department and with other library units. The Head of Public Services directly supervises the Access Services Manager.
  • In collaboration with the Access Services Manager, supports ongoing training and development opportunities for library staff and student employees.
  • Leads the operations of in-person and online reference services, in consultation with the Library's Head of Teaching and Learning.   Onboards new librarians and provides ongoing support to all librarians in the provision of reference services.
  • Facilitates collaboration and communication among Research Services, Access Services and Technology Services units to ensure high quality user services in-person and online.
  • Monitors emerging trends in reference and access services and suggests courses of action; plans for future needs in the areas of staffing, funding and additional service requirements; provides leadership in the assessment of reference and access services.
  • Participates in work related to the UW Libraries' shared Integrated Library System as appropriate.
  • Contributes to the Library's ongoing work related to Open Educational Resources.
  • In collaboration with the Library Administrator and Head of Collections, takes the lead in managing utilization data for internal and external reporting and strategic planning.  Liaises with institutional research staff at the UW Libraries, UW Bothell and Cascadia College as needed.
  • Provides circulation and reference services at the Library's Information Commons Desk and online through the UW Libraries Q & A Live digital reference service.  Schedule may include occasional evenings and weekends.
  • Under the general direction of the Head of Teaching and Learning, may provide some classroom and online instruction for targeted courses within the Library's integrated information literacy curriculum at the lower division.
  • In partnership with the Head of Collections and the Manager of Access Services, coordinates the activities of Access Services to maximize the accessibility of the collections for use by the Libraries' clientele, while maintaining concern for proper care and preservation of library material.
  • Leads the development of safety trainings for library staff.  Acts as primary liaison with Campus Safety Office and Emergency Preparedness Manager for security and evacuation/emergency related issues.
  • Oversees, monitors, and responds to violations of the Libraries Code of Conduct, in consultation with the Library Administrator.  Advises the Director on security and disruptions procedures. 

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.
  • Three or more years of experience in a supervisory, management or leadership role.
  • Experience or demonstrated knowledge of reference services and/or access services functions.
  • Supervisory experience that demonstrates strategic thinking, managing, motivating, and leading teams of library staff.
  • Experience working in a college or university library.
  • Strong user centered public service philosophy.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. 

Preferred

  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a collaborative, team-oriented environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current issues and opportunities in enhancing access to library collections and services.
  • Familiarity with assessment and evaluation methods; creative, innovative and motivated to engage in ongoing assessment of services.
  • Experience or demonstrated knowledge in working with students from diverse backgrounds, interests, and abilities who possess a wide range of educational goals.
  • Familiarity with information literacy concepts, trends, pedagogies and assessment. 

SALARY

$55,000 minimum. Starting salary commensurate with qualifications and background.  An Administrative Supplement will be established at the time of appointment. 

RANK

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

BENEFITS

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

APPLICATION PROCESS

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

  • Cover letter (addressed to Laura Lillard, Assistant Director, Libraries Academic Human Resources).  Please also address in your cover letter how your qualifications and experience inform your ability to work with diverse students, faculty, and staff.
  • 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)
  • Public Services Philosophy:  Applicants are also to provide a separate statement of no more than one page addressing their experience and philosophy in the provision of public services.
  • Please use "Librarian Application: Bothell Head of Public Services" in the subject heading.
  • Please submit all components in a single-sided, 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, May 19, 2017.

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History Librarian, Indian University, Bloomington, IN

 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://libraries.indiana.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-four 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 400-1,871 databases, 60,000 electronic journals, and 1.4-1.9 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.

The Indiana University Libraries seek a knowledgeable, innovative, dynamic individual to join the Arts and Humanities department as History Librarian.  Working in a highly collegial and collaborative library, the History Librarian is responsible for collection development, reference and research consultations, instruction, and general outreach.  Apart from History, other fund and subject assignments including Religious Studies or Jewish Studies may be made depending on the successful candidate's expertise and qualifications. The History Librarian will also be active in digital scholarship initiatives within the Libraries and in partnership with groups across the campus who maintain a focus on digital scholarship in the humanities.  With a recently approved Open Access policy by the Bloomington Faculty Council, the History Librarian will play an active role in promoting and educating faculty about open access.

The successful candidate will be joining a thriving arts and humanities community on the Bloomington campus.  Highlighted as an area of focus in Indiana University's Bicentennial Strategic Plan (https://strategicplan.iu.edu/) as well as in IUB's Campus Strategic Plan (https://provost.indiana.edu/strategic-plan/) and the IUB Libraries Strategic Plan (https://libraries.indiana.edu/strategicplan), IUB's historically strong arts and humanities departments and programs are expanding with new and exciting initiatives. The Libraries' Arts and Humanities department has the unique opportunity to imagine and develop new ways of connecting with the constantly emerging initiatives led by the Arts and Humanities Council as well as to create new partnerships with faculty in areas of digital scholarship, data management, and open access.  Reporting to the Head of the Arts and Humanities Department, the successful candidate will be able to participate in shaping the department's direction as it connects with these emerging initiatives.  We encourage applications from individuals with broadly focused subject expertise in History who are flexible and excited about expanding and/or shifting their range of responsibilities in alignment with campus and library needs.  The Indiana University Libraries are committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce.  We encourage all employees to fully incorporate their diverse backgrounds, skills, and life experiences into their work and towards the fulfillment of our mission. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and manage the library's collections in History and other assigned subjects
  • Serve as liaison to the History Department and other assigned departments
  • Provide reference and instruction in History and other assigned subjects
  • Collaborate and coordinate with Arts & Humanities initiatives across campus such as the Arts & Humanities Council and the Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities
  • Serve as an active member of the Libraries' Arts and Humanities Department and help shape the department's direction
  • Collaborate with archival and special collections units as well as the Lilly Library to connect archival and general collections into seamless Arts and Humanities outreach
  • Collaborate with other library departments, such as Social Sciences, Area Studies, Teaching and Learning, Digital Collections Services, and Scholarly Communications on services and initiatives
  • Support research and scholarly communication for History and other assigned subject areas through outreach to faculty and students; with members of the Scholarly Communications Department, support services related to humanities data curation and publishing
  • Promote the Libraries' culture of diversity and inclusion, and support the values outlined in Indiana University Bloomington's Campus Strategic Plan (https://provost.indiana.edu/strategic-plan/) and the Libraries' Diversity Strategic Plan (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/diversity-strategic-plan-20162017pdf)
  • Contribute to developments in the field of arts and humanities through active professional engagement and independent scholarship consistent with a library faculty appointment 

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • ALA-accredited Master of Library Science (MLS) or advanced degree(s) in relevant subject areas and appropriate experience in an academic setting
  • At least two years of professional experience in an academic/research library
  • Strong public service orientation
  • Ability to work in a team environment and build working relationships with campus colleagues
  • Demonstrated knowledge of trends and issues in scholarly communication
  • Familiarity with digital scholarship tools, methodologies, and initiatives that support scholarship in the humanities
  • Experience in reference and instruction
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work well with a diverse population of faculty, students, and academic colleagues
  • Ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track librarian position (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/promotion-and-tenure-criteria-iub-librarians-pdf).
  • Ability to handle multiple responsibilities in a rapidly changing environment
  • Understanding and valuing of diversity and the importance of inclusion as demonstrated through a commitment to apply and incorporate the differences, complexities, and opportunities that diversity brings to an organization
  • Knowledge and understanding of key issues and trends that affect academic libraries and higher education

Preferred:

  • Demonstrated experience in digital scholarship or digital humanities
  • Strong language skills in Hebrew
  • Working (or bibliographic) knowledge of Yiddish
  • Advanced degree in History
  • Collection development and liaison experience in Religious Studies

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.  For a full list of benefit programs, please refer to the following resources:

TO APPLY

Review of applications will begin Friday, May 26, 2017.  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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Children's Department Library Assistant (3 positions), Waltham Public Library, Waltham, MA

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

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

Duties include:  Helping children and families locate materials and information, providing story hours for pre-school children, answering telephones, checking items in and out, delivering materials to day care centers, registering patrons, account maintenance and other general Children's desk duties as assigned.

Preferred qualifications: Fluency in Spanish, Chinese, Haitian Creole or Portuguese; facility with social media, familiarity with III Sierra software; facility with basic print or web design; experience with marketing and outreach.

19 hours per week

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

$24.59 per hour, pro-rated paid time off

no health or retirement benefits

Deadline to apply:  May 19, 2017

Qualified candidates should submit

Mary Gullotti
Human Resources Department, 119 School Street, Waltham, MA 02451
MGullotti@city.waltham.ma.us  /  781-314-3356

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Electronic Resources Librarian (Instructor or Assistant Professor), City College of New York, New York, NY

The City College of New York seeks an energetic, progressive Electronic Resources Librarian with experience in acquiring, licensing, accessing and assessing electronic resources. Reporting to the Associate Dean and Chief Librarian, the person will collaborate to support the City College (CCNY) curriculum through effective integration of e-resources into the library website and promote effective use of e-resources to all college users. Good technical as well as customer service skills are essential to this position.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide reference services, as well as information literacy instruction as part of the Instruction Team.
  • Acquisition, licensing, implementation, assessment, and ongoing maintenance of the library electronic collections
  • Coordinate licensed databases, eBook and electronic journal resources, facilitate web access, and maintain the Database A- Z List
  • Manage internal software including EZProxy, PRIMO, SFX, Serials Solutions, and Libguides
  • Coordinate with the cataloging librarians, and with EZ proxy, SFX, and PRIMO administrators, to arrange description and control of resources
  • Troubleshoot and respond to patron inquiries in a timely manner
  • Collect and analyze usage data and create reports to support purchase and renewal
  • Establish and document processes, workflows, and best practices for electronic resources acquisition and management
  • Monitor trends and best practices in e-resources management, discoverability, and use
  • Supervise staff and student workers

QUALIFICATIONS
All titles require a Master's in Library Science (MLS), Master's in Library Information Studies (MLIS), or closely related discipline from an ALA-accredited institution. Also required is the ability to work with others for the good of the institution. For appointment as Assistant Professor, a second graduate degree is required. Significant scholarly publishing will be required for tenure at the Assistant Professor rank.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and ability to work creatively and effectively both independently and as a team member
  • Experience and expertise working with vendors, publishers and electronic resources used by academic libraries
  • Broad understanding of technical service operations and technologies in an academic library
  • Sophisticated working knowledge of research databases, vendor relations, eBook platforms, electronic journal management systems, content management software, and integrated library systems
  • Versed in emerging trends, technologies, and best practices related to electronic resource management.
  • This is a tenure-track faculty position with expectations of significant scholarly publishing

COMPENSATION
CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

HOW TO APPLY
If you are viewing this job posting in CUNYFirst, please click on "Apply Now" on the bottom of this page and follow the instructions.

If you are viewing this job posting externally, please apply as follows:

  • Go to www.cuny.edu and click on "Employment"
  • Click "Search job listings" 
  • Click on "More search options"
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  • Click on the "Apply Now" button and follow the instructions.


PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU MUST UPLOAD A COVER LETTER, CV/RESUME, AND STATEMENT OF SCHOLARLY INTERESTS AS ONE DOCUMENT IN ANY OF THE FOLLOWING FORMATS: doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format.

CLOSING DATE  May 15, 2017

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Web and Database Development Librarian, NCSU Libraries, Raleigh, NC

NC LIVE is seeking a Web and Database Development Librarian to lead the design and management of the technologies that support a renowned statewide library consortium.  The Web and Database Development Librarian will be responsible for all technical aspects of NC LIVE's web presence, systems integration, and the services that support its digital collections.  Your time will be allocated between systems architecting, ongoing maintenance of existing services, and software development to support new initiatives.  You will have the opportunity to collaborate with member librarians and developers to integrate their local tools and services with NC LIVE's technologies.

The Web and Database Development Librarian will also work with an external vendor to ensure the robustness and reliability of NC LIVE's hosted infrastructure; monitor and assist in the resolution of technical issues related to NC LIVE content and services; and serve as liaison to one Advisory Committee. 

Review of applications is underway; position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. See vacancy announcement with application instructions at https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/jobs/EHRA/nc-live-wddl. AA/OEO. NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation or genetic information. For ADA accommodations, please call (919) 515-3148.

 

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Electronic Resources Librarian, Texas A&M University Libraries, College Station, TX

Texas A&M University Libraries seeks a creative and dynamic professional to join the team as an Electronic Resources Librarian. The Libraries have a healthy resource budget of nearly $14 million for electronic resources.  This is a tenure-track academic appointment, carrying full faculty status and responsibilities including librarianship, scholarship, and professional service to meet both the Libraries' and University's requirements for promotion and tenure.

Reporting through the Director of Electronic Resources, the Electronic Resources Librarian is responsible for the day-to-day activities related to the Libraries' licensed e-resources throughout their life cycle. Duties include, but are not limited to, activation and maintenance of serial access records in our link resolver, creation and maintenance of supplier and resource records in our electronic resources management system, and creation and maintenance of database access records in LibGuides. The librarian works with vendors to negotiate license renewals, troubleshoot access issues, and remain current on vendors' technologies.  May supervise staff. The person in this position must be a self-starter, detail-oriented and enjoy solving problems in a collaborative, collegial environment with continually evolving technologies. The Librarian is expected to maintain knowledge of national trends and developments in acquisitions and electronic resource management. The position serves on committees for the Libraries, the university, and other organizations, contributes to the profession, and engages in scholarship.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution (or international equivalent)
  • Demonstrated experience handling complex, analytical work, including the ability to identify, analyze and evaluate problems and devise solutions
  • Demonstrated commitment to customer service
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a collaborative and culturally diverse environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • The ability to take initiative and work independently

Desired Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of issues related to the electronic resources lifecycle
  • Experience working with vendors and publishers
  • Experience with SFX or other link resolvers
  • Demonstrated familiarity with the technical services modules of electronic resources management systems, integrated library systems, interlibrary loan management systems, or other library related information technologies
  • Demonstrated knowledge of issues related to contract and license interpretation, including fair use and copyright
  • Experience with reviewing and processing licenses

ENVIRONMENT:
The University:
Founded in 1876 as a land-grant institution, Texas A&M University is the sixth largest university in the nation. The signature Aggie Spirit captures and embodies the university's traditions and core values: Excellence, Integrity, Leadership, Loyalty, Respect, and Selfless Service. The university has an enrollment of more than 55,000 students and 2,800 instructional faculty. Based on Vision 2020, the institution's goal is to become a premier, tier-one research university and to be ranked among the top 10 public universities nationwide by 2020.

The Libraries:
In an effort to provide relevant customer service in an ever-changing environment, the Texas A&M University Libraries is developing a core culture representing flexibility, innovation and risk-taking.  In addition, the Libraries recognize the value in creating a culture that draws from the richness and strength reflected in the diversity of our state and our nation and has created an actionable Diversity Plan.

The Libraries currently rank 8th in materials expenditures ($23.6 million) and 4th in ongoing expenditures ($16.6 million) among all ARL libraries. Additionally, the Libraries typically rank near the top 10 for starting librarian salaries among ARL U.S. Public Academic Libraries. Currently the staffing includes 268 individuals which includes 90 librarians holding faculty status.

The Community: 
Texas A&M is located in Bryan-College Station, a friendly community where the ubiquitous "howdy" greets friends and newcomers alike. The community boasts excellent medical facilities, live entertainment and the arts, fine-to-casual dining, outdoor recreation, a local airport, and a low cost of living, as well as easy proximity to Austin and Houston. Additionally, Texas residents enjoy the benefit of having no state or local income tax.

Salary/Benefits/Rank:
Faculty rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience; minimum starting salary will be $50,500. Excellent benefits include health plan and paid life insurance; several retirement plans including TIAA-CREF; paid holidays and vacation; no state or local income tax. Funding is available for professional travel and development activities.

Applications:
Applications received by May 19, 2017 will be given first consideration. The letter of application should address the
responsibilities, qualifications, and experiences listed for the position. Please submit application letter, vita, and the names, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references. References will not be contacted without contacting the candidate first and verifying permission. Send nominations and applications via email to LibrarianJob@library.tamu.edu or mailed to Pixey Mosley, Associate Dean for Administrative & Faculty Services, Texas A&M University Libraries, 5000 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-5000.

An Equal Opportunity Employer, TAMU Libraries is committed to employing quality faculty who will enhance the rich diversity of our academic community. In that regard, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who are representative of the state's diversity.

For more information about the library, see library.tamu.edu, about the university, www.tamu.edu, and about the communities, www.visitaggieland.com.

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Part-Time Reference Librarian, Springfield City Library, Springfield, MA

The Springfield City Library seeks applications for a number of positions at our forward-looking public library. Get excited about the possibilities of working in the city of Springfield by watching this video, then apply before midnight EST on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. We seek candidates who can embrace the attitude that "It's All Yours, Just Ask," and who see the library as a place to help strengthen our city through strong connections and constructive dialogue. We are here to help community members find what they need, no matter who they are, where they come from, or what they're looking for, because the Springfield City Library is their place of connection to information and knowledge, culture, and community.

The Part-Time Reference Librarian is based at our busy Forest Park Branch Library. This 18.5 hour/week position pays $23.47 an hour, with a limited benefits package, for an annual salary of $22,582. This position has a focus on information service to all ages and on programming for adults. The person hired for this position will also do some collection maintenance and outreach.

Responsible for providing reference and resource information and material and programs to the general public. Responsible for assisting patrons to find and use library materials or provide referral to other sources and other similar duties pertaining to the Information Services department.  Work is performed under the general direction of the Branch Manager or Manager of Adult & Youth Information Services.  Supervision may be exercised over other employees.

Candidates for the Reference Librarian position should have an ALA-accredited MLS and some experience in a library setting. MLS candidates may be considered as well. Excellent customer service orientation is needed, and a "turned outward" approach to community engagement is ideal. Bilingual abilities desirable (English and Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese or other).

The closing date is Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at 11:59 pm EST. Be sure to upload a compelling cover letter when you apply. Further job details and application are available here: http://bit.ly/FPPTMay17. Or, go to the City's website, click on Employment Opportunities, and look for Reference Librarian.

Inquiries via email about these positions are welcome, but all applications must be filed on the City's website.

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Full-Time Reference Librarian, Springfield City Library, Springfield, MA

The Springfield City Library seeks applications for a number of positions at our forward-looking public library. Get excited about the possibilities of working in the city of Springfield by watching this video, then apply before midnight EST on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. We seek candidates who can embrace the attitude that "It's All Yours, Just Ask," and who see the library as a place to help strengthen our city through strong connections and constructive dialogue. We are here to help community members find what they need, no matter who they are, where they come from, or what they're looking for, because the Springfield City Library is their place of connection to information and knowledge, culture, and community.

The Full-Time Reference Librarian position is available due to an upcoming retirement, and based at our busy Central Library. This 37.5 hour/week position pays $23.47 an hour, for an annual salary of $45,774. This position has a focus on reference, reader's advisory, outreach, and programming for adults, as well as some collection development.

Responsible for providing reference and resource information and material and programs to the general public. Responsible for assisting patrons to find and use library materials or provide referral to other sources and other similar duties pertaining to the Information Services department.  Work is performed under the general direction of the Branch Manager or Manager of Adult & Youth Information Services.  Supervision may be exercised over other employees.

Candidates for the Reference Librarian position should have an ALA-accredited MLS and some experience in a library setting. MLS candidates may be considered as well. Excellent customer service orientation is needed, and a "turned outward" approach to community engagement is ideal. Bilingual abilities desirable (English and Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese or other).

The closing date is Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at 11:59 pm EST. Be sure to upload a compelling cover letter when you apply. Further job details and application are available here: http://bit.ly/CLRefMay17 (Full-Time) or http://bit.ly/FPPTMay17 (Part-Time). Or, go to the City's website, click on Employment Opportunities, and look for Reference Librarian.

Inquiries via email about these positions are welcome, but all applications must be filed on the City's website.

 

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Children's Librarian, Springfield City Library, Springfield, MA

The Springfield City Library seeks applications for a number of positions at our forward-looking public library. Get excited about the possibilities of working in the city of Springfield by watching this video, then apply before midnight EST on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. We seek candidates who can embrace the attitude that "It's All Yours, Just Ask," and who see the library as a place to help strengthen our city through strong connections and constructive dialogue. We are here to help community members find what they need, no matter who they are, where they come from, or what they're looking for, because the Springfield City Library is their place of connection to information and knowledge, culture, and community.

The Children's Librarian position is based in our busy Central Library. The person selected for this position will be part of a dynamic Children's Room and have the following duties:

Responsible for the provision of children's programs and services for the Central Library, including collection development of print and non-print materials, programming, reference services, outreach and similar duties pertaining to children's services, and assisting in developing and providing system-wide children's services.  Work is performed under the direction of the Supervisor of Youth and Outreach Services. Supervision may be exercised over other employees.

Requirements include Bachelor's degree and completion of an American Library Association accredited Master of Library Science.

Desired: Commitment to meaningful community engagement. Experience in creating lively programs for children. Bilingual abilities desirable (English and Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese or other).

The annual salary is $45,774 for a 37.5 hour/week schedule. The closing date is Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at 11:59 pm EST. Be sure to upload a compelling cover letter when you apply. Further job details and application are available here: http://bit.ly/CLCHMay17. Or, go to the City's website, click on Employment Opportunities, and look for Childrens Librarian.

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Digital Projects Intern, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA

The New England Historic Genealogical Society seeks a Digital Projects Intern to support the ongoing digitization of rare genealogies and local history resources held by NEHGS, with the ultimate goal of making the books available online through the library's CONTENTdm repository.

Under the supervision of the Technical Services/Metadata Librarian, the Digital Projects Intern will have the opportunity to participate in all stages of the digitization lifecycle, and will gain practical, hands-on experience with tools such as CONTENTdm Project Client, Photoshop, and Innovative Interfaces Millennium. The intern will assist with quality control, ingest, and metadata maintenance for digitized materials, as well as migration of digital library assets between systems.

Hours and Stipend: This is a paid two-month, part-time internship, 2 days (14 hours) per week. The intern will receive a monthly stipend of $500. Start date is negotiable, with a preference for late May or early June. Flexible schedule; NEHGS offices are open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 9am to 5pm, Wednesday 9am to 9pm.

Responsibilities: 

  • Migrate digitized books and metadata from legacy systems into CONTENTdm repository
  • Prepare digital images and associated metadata for ingest into repository
  • Assist with formulation of policies and best practices for ongoing digitization at NEHGS
  • Occasional scanning of rare books that have been selected for digitization
  • Involvement in related projects as necessary

Basic Qualifications

  • Currently or recently enrolled in an MLS program
  • Independent and self-motivated
  • Familiarity with best practices for digitization
  • Familiarity with basic metadata concepts and standards (Dublin Core, MARC, etc.)
  • Proficiency in common Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.)
  • Ability to learn new technology/applications quickly

Preferred Qualifications

  • Completion of or enrolment in related coursework, such as LIS 445 (Metadata), LIS 462 (Digital Libraries), LIS 448 (Digital Stewardship), or LIS 477 (Digital Asset Management for Libraries, Archives, and Museums)
  • Previous experience with Photoshop, XnView, or other image editing software
  • Previous experience with CONTENTdm or another digital repository system

About the New England Historic Genealogical Society

The New England Historic Genealogical Society has been collecting information about families in America for over 165 years. Our collections are international in scope and contain significant materials for Canada and Europe. Our 25,000 members access information through our library and website.

The NEHGS library, located at 99 Newbury Street in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood, is one of the nation's leading research centers for genealogists of every skill level. The library houses millions of documents, manuscripts, records, books, microfilms, photographs, artifacts, electronic resources, and other items that preserve and reveal our history.

Application Instructions

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Emily Baldoni at emily.baldoni@nehgs.org.

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Taxonomist, TechTarget, Newton, MA

TechTarget is seeking a Taxonomist to help manage and grow its IT industry taxonomies which are at the core of how we do business. The Taxonomist will work closely with the Taxonomy Director and must have an appetite for exploring new subject areas, understanding the systems surrounding our taxonomies, and engaging in process improvement. The Taxonomist will work independently but also closely with the Taxonomy Director as well as directly with various entities across the TechTarget organization to fulfill business needs. He/she must be able to solve complex problems involving fairly large interlinked taxonomies and multiple systems. This is a great job to learn and grow as a taxonomist. Remote candidates will be considered.

Job functions:

  • Fulfill customer driven taxonomy requests.
  • Build, maintain, map, and improve taxonomies and taxonomy processes.
  • Monitor and QC ongoing classification processes.
  • Resolve classification and integration data issues.
  • Build organization understanding of taxonomies.
  • Participate in and lead taxonomy improvement projects.
  • Support the Taxonomy Director in various taxonomy related projects.

Qualifications/Required Skills:

  • 2+ years' taxonomy experience preferably in a corporate setting.
  • Masters of Library Science or equivalent.
  • Work independently, remotely, and collaboratively.
  • Creatively utilize tools to facilitate the above.
  • Juggle and track many project & tasks in parallel

Taxonomist skills/experience (not all required):

  • Managing entitles and their relationships to taxonomies.
  • Utilizing taxonomy/thesauri management tools.
  • Implementing and monitoring manual and/or automatic classification processes.
  • Working with onshore and offshore taxonomy contractors and services.
  • Researching and understanding complex topics and products in the IT Domain.
  • Writing Boolean search queries.
  • Deployment and work-flow of taxonomies.
  • Integration of taxonomies with other systems.
  • Utilization of taxonomies in customer facing applications

Technical and other skills/experience (not all required)

  • Writing and running SQL (some experience required).
  • Running DOS and/or Linux commands (some experience required).
  • Writing SPARQL queries.
  • Analytics tools such a Tableau, GoodData, etc.
  • The Python programming language (or an equivalent language).
  • Automatic classification tools & methods.
  • Knowledge of the IT domain.

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Collection Development Librarian, Yale University Library, New Haven, CT

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

Position Focus: Reporting to the Director of Collection Development, the Collection Development Librarian is an operational position with responsibilities for collection funds management, collection development training, and collection assessment. The professional in this position will coordinate and collaborate with colleagues across the Yale University Library system in the implementation of collection development strategies and operations.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Master's degree in Library Science from an American Library Association Accredited Library school and a minimum of 2 years of professional experience are required.
  • Demonstrated ability in collection development and knowledge of scholarly publishing practices and trends.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage budgets. Demonstrated ability to design and manage projects, bringing them to a successful conclusion.
  • Excellent analytical skills. Demonstrated proficiency in Excel. Experience using quantitative and/or qualitative data to inform decision-making.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to work collaboratively across organizational units

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

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience: Experience providing training and creating documentation. Experience with vendor relations and communications. Experience providing public services in an academic library. Experience reading, interpreting, and negotiating license agreements.

The University and the Library

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

Salary and Benefits

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

How to Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at http://bit.ly/2psxeNT.  Requisition:  42913BR 

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

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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Information Studies, Victoria University of Wellington School of Information Management, New Zealand

An exciting opportunity to undertake teaching and research of high quality in Information Studies within the School of Information Management whilst establishing relationships with external practitioner communities. 

 
The School of Information Management (SIM) is seeking to appoint a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Information Studies to teach and conduct research of high quality, and to assist in programme development, particularly for the Master of Information Studies and the Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma in Information Studies programmes. Contributions to our growing undergraduate programme are also expected. You will be part of new teaching initiatives using a mixture of conventional face-to-face delivery along with flexible modes of delivery involving distance, online and asynchronous classes. The appointee will be an active researcher in his/her field with a clear record of research and scholarship activity and peer-reviewed journal publications commensurate with experience. We are interested in applications from individuals across the entire Library and Information Studies spectrum, especially those with Archives and Records Management expertise. We are particularly interested in candidates able to teach in the following areas:

  • Managing Archives 
  • Records Management
  • Preservation in the context of archives and libraries 

Victoria University of Wellington is the only New Zealand university offering a post-graduate programme in Information Studies and as such it holds a special place nationally. It has successfully offered this programme for over 30 years. The School of Information Management is located in the Victoria Business School in New Zealand's capital city and is well positioned to develop close links with national institutions such as the National Library, the National Archives and Te Papa Museum. For more information on the school, see www.victoria.ac.nz/sim. A completed or nearly completed PhD in a relevant domain is required. 

Reference: 1289

Applications close: Midnight, Friday 28 April 2017 (NZ time)

For further information and to apply online visit www.victoria.ac.nz/about/careers

Contact jennifer.campbell-meier@vuw.ac.nz for the full role descriptions.

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Gallery Attendant (part time), Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

Description:

The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library is seeking student interns for the position of Gallery Attendant. As the first face seen by patrons, Gallery Attendants greet and welcome visitors to the Map Center, offer gallery tours, perform light reference work, and provide information about map exhibitions and the Map Center's collection.

During times gallery traffic is light, the individual will work on special projects which will be determined by Map Center's needs but assigned with an eye towards the individual's skill sets, areas of study, and interests. Potential projects may involve public programming, educational outreach, reference projects, social media and/or web content creation, light cataloging, administrative tasks such as mailings and filing, or other tasks as needed.

This is a part-time position. Compensation: $11/hour. Shift hours will be assigned among the group of Gallery Attendants.

Qualifications:

An ideal candidate will possess excellent interpersonal, communication, writing, and customer service skills; they should be internet and social media savvy, highly motivated, and detail-oriented. Graduate or undergraduate students currently enrolled in a library and information science, history, museum studies, or education program are encouraged to apply. Previous library or museum work experience is beneficial but not required. Coursework or experience providing reference services are preferred. Special interests in geography, history, maps, and mapping technologies are favorable.

About the Map Center:

The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library is dedicated to the creative educational use of its cartographic holdings, which extend from the 15th century to the present. In pursuit of its mission, the Center collects and preserves maps and atlases, promotes research in the collection, and makes its resources available to the public through its website, exhibitions, publications, lectures, and other programs.

The Center has a particular interest in developing innovative uses of maps and geographic materials to engage young people's curiosity about the world, thereby enhancing their understanding of geography, history, world cultures, and citizenship.

Applicants interested in the position should send a resume, cover letter, and three professional and/or academic references by May 19, by email to: Dory Klein, Education and Outreach Coordinator, dklein@leventhalmap.org. No phone inquiries please.

The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center is an equal opportunity employer.

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Dean of the School of Information (the Texas iSchool), University of Texas, Austin, TX

The University of Texas at Austin invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the School of Information (the Texas iSchool). The Texas iSchool is seeking an accomplished, innovative, and transformational leader who will work with the faculty, staff, students, and university administration to lead and further develop the school during this exciting time of rapid change and evolution in the management and delivery of information.

The Texas iSchool is committed to making a difference in the lives of all people by enabling and supporting the curation, organization, and experience of information in ways that enhance lives. Currently enrolling over 300 students in its Master of Science in Information Studies, Master of Science in Identity Management and Security, Certificates of Advanced Study, and Ph.D. programs, the Texas iSchool is a founding member of the iSchools Caucus, a growing international association of leading information schools.
Ideal candidates for this position will combine exemplary achievements in the field of information with strategic leadership, entrepreneurial ambition, collaborative and creative strength, outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, and a passion for the mission of the Texas iSchool and the University. This is an opportunity to join a university that is on a dramatic upward trajectory, with a strong executive leadership team; a collaborative council of college and school deans; and excellent faculty, staff, and students. An exceptional research record and international reputation of scholarly distinction and accomplishments in the field of information commensurate with appointment at the rank of full professor at the University is required, as is an earned doctorate in information or a related field, interdisciplinary training and research experience, and the ability to inspire and evaluate faculty and student research excellence across a wide range of research specialties.
The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.
For more information, please visit: https://www.ischool.utexas.edu/dean_search

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Director of Research and Information Services, Beaver Country Day School, Chestnut Hill, MA

Beaver Country Day School in Chestnut Hill, MA (grades 6-12) seeks a Director of Research and Information Services to come join a team of innovative educators and work in an ever-changing, digitally-driven, and collaborative environment. This position will unfold along with the launch of the Research + Design Center, and will play a pivotal role in helping develop and support the needs of this new program. Applicants should look forward to operating in an environment full of fabricators, 3D printing, robots, and independent learning.

A qualified candidate will be a strong advocate for information access with an emphasis on approaching information services as inquiry-oriented learning. This Director of Research and Information Services will help co-construct an environment which empowers students to collaborate and engage and recognizes the library is flexible, not merely defined by a physical space. Candidates should have various technical skills to aid in the discovery, management, delivery, and evaluation of resources in a digital environment, as well as work closely with the other members of the Research + Design team to maximize effectiveness.

Candidates should have experience and proficiency in instructional design and have proven examples of how to tackle issues around fair use and ethics. Furthermore, the candidate should be able to articulate how the roles and responsibilities of the Director of Research and Information Services are constantly changing to align with the school's social and learning philosophies.

Strong interpersonal, organizational, and management skills are essential to the role, as is a willingness to participate fully in the community beyond the classroom. An MLS from an ALA accredited institution (or foreign equivalent) or MLS-in- process is preferred. Knowledge of literature and resources appropriate for students in grades 6 - 12 is required, as well as experience with research databases and emerging technologies.

Candidates should email a cover letter, resume, statement of education philosophy, and list of four references to Linda Feeley, Divisions Coordinator, at bcdsresumes@bcdschool.org. Please include "Director of Research and Information Services" in the subject line.

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Senior Substitute (Full Time Temporary), Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge, MA

Full Time Temporary working 37.5 hours per week for up to months. Schedule will be Tuesday, 12:30pm-9:00pm, Wednesday through Saturday, 8:30am-5:00pm. Flexibility is required to work other hours and at other Library locations as needed.

Performs public service desk coverage at the Main Library and branches, as needed. This position will mostly provide coverage for the Borrower Services department in the Main Library.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides substitute coverage mostly at the Main Library Borrower Services department
  • Performs functions related to circulation: check-outs, check-ins, reserves, renewals, fine assessment and collection, over dues, and similar related tasks
  • Provides outstanding and engaging customer service to the public
  • Assists borrowers in locating books and materials and, when necessary, refers them to other staff members
  • Shelves materials and reads shelves as needed
  • Processes deliveries - moving and unloading bins and checking-in items
  • Any other duties required for the good of the library

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • High school diploma or high school equivalency required. A Bachelor's degree or coursework beyond the high school level is desirable. Library experience is strongly preferred
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Ability and willingness to be a strong team player and treat colleagues with courtesy and respect
  • Ability to exhibit a positive attitude in all situations
  • Ability to handle the unexpected and stay calm and professional under pressure
  • Working knowledge of basic public library concepts and resources
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions accurately and thoroughly
  • Tact. Patience. Maturity.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time to use computer workstations, including keyboard and visual display terminal. Strength to push or pull a loaded book cart which can weigh in excess of 100 pounds on level floor and up ramp, to lift or maneuver onto cart loads of up to 50 pounds, and to carry cartons of books. Must be able to pay close attention to details and concentrate on work. Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities to permit effective communication. Sufficient vision or other powers of observation to permit employee to read books and patron requests. Sufficient manual dexterity to permit the employee to type and record library files. Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes to permit 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.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • 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

RATE: $ 15.26 per hour

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please submit both your resume and letter of interest by 5pm on May 10, 2017 via email to: employment@cambridgema.gov or to Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02139. Fax 617-349- 4312.

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Library Director, Burlington Public Library, Burlington, MA

The Town of Burlington, Massachusetts is a vibrant, progressive, financially stable community located about 12 miles northwest of Boston. The Burlington Public Library integrates emerging technologies with traditional library resources to support the Town's 25,000 residents, along with a daytime population of up to 150,000, and is a center-piece of the educational, enrichment, and recreational life of the community. The library offers over 600 educational, recreational and cultural programs for adults, teens and children and is supported by an operating budget of $1.4 million. In 2016 the Burlington Public Library welcomed nearly 155,000 visitors and circulated over 300,000 items.

Under the direction of a 6-member Board of Trustees, the Director will be responsible for the administration and operation of the library and its services to effectively meet the diverse cultural, recreational, informational, and educational needs of the community. The Director will have supervisory responsibility for over 30 full and part-time employees, providing leadership in establishing effective working relationships and communication, ensuring high productivity and encouraging initiative and creativity and coordinates training and development opportunities. The Director oversees the selection of materials, computer hardware and software deployment, pursues grant funding, prepares and administers the annual budget, and represents the library locally and regionally.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Library Science from a school accredited by the American Library Association.
  • Eight years of professional library experience with a minimum of four years of administrative experience in a fully-automated public library setting or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must be eligible for professional certification by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners upon appointment.
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of professional library work and of the organization and management of library operations
  • Ability to supervise and direct the work of professional and non-professional staff, empowering staff to deliver excellent customer service; experience supervising unionized employees a plus
  • Strong public relations skills
  • Strong technology skills with an understanding of trends as they apply to libraries

This position is included within the Administrative & Professional Compensation Plan with a starting salary in Grade 15 of high $70,000's, commensurate upon experience, and provides comprehensive and generous benefits. This is a full-time position, 35-hours per week, anticipated to begin on September 5, 2017.

Applications received by May 5, 2017 will be given first consideration. Position will remain open until filled.
Methods to apply for this position:

Online at http://burlington.catsone.com/careers/index.php?m=portal&a=details&jobOrderID=9179222 (preferred)

-or-

Send letter of interest, resume, and application to:
Joanne M. Faust, SPHR
Human Resources Director
Town of Burlington
29 Center Street
Burlington, MA 01803

The Town of Burlington is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Internship, Jewish Historical Society, West Hartford, CT

An internship position is currently available at the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford, 333 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford. The Society's mission is to collect and preserve the historical documents, photographs and memorabilia of the Jewish community of Greater Hartford.

The position would involve assisting with various details of the organization, working with the director, administrator and archivist. The intern will work with the archivist to process material into the archival database and assist with organizing various collections. In addition, research, planning, and publicizing upcoming exhibits, programs and projects. Working on a specific project for course requirements is also possible. Excellent computer and writing skills necessary.

Office Hours are Monday - Thursday 9:30am to 4:30pm
Internship Hours flexible - 4-6 hours or more per week.
A stipend will be available.

Please contact Estelle Kafer, Executive Director, (860) 727-6171 or ekafer@jewishhartford.org

Find us online:
Website: www.jhsgh.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jhsghct/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jhshartford/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/jhshartford

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Assistant Director of the Bachelor of Management Program/Lecturer or Assistant Professor of Information Management, Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Faculty of Management and the School of Information Management (SIM) invite applications for a three-year limited term appointment in the School of Information Management at the rank of lecturer or assistant professor (dependent upon qualifications) and as Assistant Director of the Bachelor of Management program commencing July 1, 2017. 
 
Required qualifications, experience and skills:
  • A master's degree in MLIS, education or a related field
  • Demonstrated knowledge in a core area within the field of Information Management (see below)
  • An established record of teaching excellence 
  • Experience teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level
  • Demonstrated knowledge, skill and expertise in academic administration, project management, and/or curriculum development.
  • The ability to draft concept papers and program proposal documents for Senate submission and MPHEC review and approvalThe ability to take the lead in course development and delivery and coordination of team teaching for two new introductory interdisciplinary management courses
  • The ability to provide administrative/program support to the Academic Director of Undergraduate Programs, the Associate Dean (Academic) and the Bachelor of Management program committee in the implementation of the newly revised Bachelor of Management program
  • Prior professional and instructional experience relevant for teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the following areas:
    • Data management: curation, preservation, and visualization 
    • Enterprise information management
    • Interdisciplinary Management and Leadership
    • New and emerging media
    • User centred design
Preferred qualifications, experience and skills:
  • A PhD (completed or in progress) in MLIS, education or a related field
  • Experience with online tools and pedagogy
  • Experience with team teaching
The Faculty of Management is an interdisciplinary faculty which includes three schools in addition to SIM: the Rowe School of Business (RSB), the School of Public Administration (SPA), and the School for Resource and Environmental Studies (SRES). The Bachelor of Management program is an innovative and interdisciplinary program that combines information management, environmental resource management, public administration and business, and is taught collaboratively by the four schools.
As well as contributing core and elective courses in the Bachelor of Management Program, SIM offers two graduate programs: the American Library Association-accredited Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) program, and the mid-career online Master of Information Management (MIM) program. 
Information about the Bachelor of Management Program can be found at https://www.dal.ca/faculty/management/current-students/bmgmt.html, and information about SIM can be found at http://sim.management.dal.ca.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.
Applicants should send a letter of application that outlines how their skills and expertise align with the criteria for the position, a C.V., copies of previous teaching evaluations, and a statement of their teaching philosophy. Applications must also include a completed Self-Identification Questionnaire, which is available at www.dal.ca/becounted/selfid. Applications should be sent in confidence to Ms. Miriam Breslow at mbreslow@dal.ca or Room 3060, Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building, Dalhousie University, 6100 University Avenue, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4R2 no later than May 23rd, 2017. (Electronic applications are preferred.)

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Part-Time Program Coordinator, Waltham Public Library, Waltham, MA

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

Qualifications include:  Associates Degree or 2 years of post-high school education; 6 months of computer experience; 1 year experience working with the public or any equivalent combination. Strong interest in programming, including booking performers/lecturers, marketing, outreach, publicity and social media. Skill with graphic print or web design; and experience with marketing and outreach.  Ability to perform under pressure, ability to work with library staff and a diverse general public in a tactful and courteous manner; superior organizational and problem solving skills. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Must pass a pre-employment physical with drug and alcohol screening, a Criminal Offenders Record Information (CORI) and a background check. Full description available at Personnel Department.

Duties include:  Overseeing diverse and exciting programs for patrons of all ages and backgrounds, including liaising with the Friends group, reserving space in the library and coordinating equipment for presenters. Responsible for all publicity, press and promotional materials for programs and events, including social media coverage. Acts as the Library's representative for the Friends of the Waltham Public Library. Assist library patrons to research and locate materials and information, answering telephones, checking items in and out, registering patrons, account maintenance and other general public service desk duties as assigned.

Preferred qualifications: Fluency in Spanish, Chinese, Haitian Creole or Portuguese and familiarity with III Sierra software.

19 hours per week

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

$24.59 per hour, pro-rated paid time off

no health or retirement benefits

Deadline to apply:  May 17, 2017

Qualified candidates should submit

Mary Gullotti
Human Resources Department, 119 School Street, Waltham, MA 02451
MGullotti@city.waltham.ma.us  /  781-314-3356

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Library & Learning Commons Librarian, Bunker Hill Community College, Boston, MA

About Bunker Hill Community College:

Bunker Hill Community College is a multi-campus institution with vibrant, urban campuses in Boston, Massachusetts, in nearby Chelsea, Massachusetts, and at three satellite locations in the Greater Boston area. Recently re-certified as a Leader College by Achieving the Dream, BHCC is part of the Massachusetts public higher education system, which includes 15 community colleges. Founded in 1973, BHCC is the largest community college in Massachusetts, serving more than 14,000 students each semester across all modes of instruction. The College offers more than 100 certificate and degree programs that prepare students to enter four-year institutions or to enter the workforce prepared for better and more highly skilled jobs. Sixty-seven percent of students are people of color and more than 50 percent are women.

We are looking for individuals aligned with our institutional values of access and success, excellence and innovation, economic and social justice, inclusiveness and equity, civic engagement and service, kindness and respect, and accountability and transparency. Individuals with a dedication to a dynamic educational environment, investment in the social and economic well-being of all, and belief in student-centered learning in an engaging, supportive environment are sought to fill the following position.

Living in Boston
Boston prides itself on being one of the most livable cities in America. Twenty-one diverse neighborhoods offer more than 600,000 residents the opportunity to taste, touch, and experience things from all over the world. Neighbors benefit from exceptional medical facilities, vibrant neighborhood business districts, and a solid network of parks, community centers, and libraries. For more information about Boston go to: http://www.cityofboston.gov/residents

Job Description:

Bunker Hill Community College seeks a self-motivated, service oriented, full-time Librarian to work as part of the Library Services team serving students, faculty, staff and community users. This position will contribute to the overall library operations, including circulation/reserves, reference, collection development, the liaison program, and Information Literacy Instruction. Duties and responsibilities include working with all library collections both physical and digital, designing and implementing instruction, and day-to-day oversight of the Library. The schedule will vary to meet the needs of the Library & Learning Commons. The successful candidate must enjoy working with our diverse library users and library staff.

Position Description:

  • Provide library service and bibliographic instruction that supports student success in both the library and online environments
  • Work as part of a team at the circulation/lending/inter-library loan and reference assistance service points in the Library in support of student success
  • Provide information literacy instruction
  • Work as part of a team to develop and offer innovative methods of instruction in information literacy in support of student success
  • Provide professional library services to community college students, faculty and staff and assist them in the use of the library's print and online resources
  • Provide onsite and virtual reference services and assist students in the use of student computers and printers
  • Assist in collection development activities including materials selection, collection assessment, and weeding
  • Serve as a backup in the absence of other librarians and assist with circulation functions as needed
  • Work evenings and weekend rotations as necessary

Requirements:

  • Master's degree in Library and/or Information Science (M.L.I.S. or M.L.S.) or closely related field from an accredited program;
  • At least two years of experience that includes reference service and bibliographic instruction in an academic library, preferably in a community college setting;
  • Proven ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff and student population;
  • Knowledge of library database searching, the research process, principles of active learning as applied to information literacy, and information literacy frameworks;
  • Strong commitment to information literacy instruction, and demonstrated aptitude for teaching in multiple formats in support of students with differing levels of academic preparation, and varying physical and learning abilities;
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in an ethnically and culturally diverse environment;
  • Familiarity with the types of digital content and online services currently in use in libraries;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in using LibGuides and Microsoft Office applications;
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively to achieve common goals;
  • Ability to work evenings and weekend rotation as necessary

Additional Information:

Salary Range: $54,956.00-$60,000.00.   Actual Salary Will Be Commensurate With Education & Experience In Accordance With MCCC/MTA Collective Bargaining Agreement. Full State Benefits. Grade 5, Unit Professional position

Review Date: To Ensure Consideration, Application Materials Must Be Received By April 27, 2017.

Application Instructions:

Submit Cover Letter and Resume Addressing the Required Qualifications to; www.bhcc.mass.edu/employment
Fax transcript files to (617)-228-3328.

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Customer Service Bibliographer, GOBI (EBSCO), Contoocook, NH

Description:
GOBI Library Solutions provides print and digital content, supporting collection management and technical services to academic, research and special libraries throughout the world. YBP has 300 employees with customers in 63 countries and is headquartered in Contoocook, NH, USA. GOBI is a division of EBSCO Information Services.

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

Primary Responsibilities:

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

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

Role-Based Competencies:

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

Requirements:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

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

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Director of Southworth Library, Thayer Academy, Braintree, MA

Job Description

The Director of the Southworth Library is responsible for the overall administration of the Upper School library and its role in the school community. He/She supervises other library staff (two, plus parent volunteers) and manages the day-to- day operation of the library, including the delegation of many of the responsibilities listed below. The Director of the Southworth Library reports directly to the Upper School Director.

Administration:

  • Ensure that the Southworth Library is a welcoming, service oriented place.
  • Establish library services, programs and operations, which support Thayer Academy's mission.
  • Evaluate programs, services, facilities and materials to ensure optimum use.
  • Develop and implement library policies and procedures.
  • Develop short- and long-range goals for Library services, collection, organization and staffing.
  • Serve on Thayer Academy standing committees (i.e. Upper School Department Heads, Tech Committee).
  • Submit annual End-of- Year Report to Headmaster and Upper School Director.

Information Services:

  • Plan, create and maintain the Library's web site, including source access for students and faculty.
  • Oversee library automation program, including cataloging, circulation, and processing.
  • Provide reference service to students and faculty.
  • Work with OIT on maintenance and upgrades of system.
  • Select and maintain materials and technology that support the school curriculum and educational philosophy.
  • Evaluate, select and catalog new materials and equipment.
  • Adhere to and understand the issues of Fair Use and Copyright in the distribution of materials.
  • Supervise inventory of collection.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Supervise and train library professionals and staff (2); hire new staff in collaboration with Upper School Director.
  • Conduct regular staff meetings. 
  • Set and review departmental and individual goals annually.
  • Communicate directly and regularly with staff.
  • Work collaboratively with other librarians.
  • Conduct evaluation of librarians; maintain current job descriptions, goal statements and evaluation process.
  • Encourage staff to stay abreast of professional developments through professional reading, continuing education opportunities, and conference attendance.

Instructional Services                  

  • Provide individual and group instruction on library use, research skills, and responsible use of information.
  • Collaborate with faculty to improve students' information literacy skills.
  • Encourage use of critical thinking skills.
  • Foster intellectual curiosity and a love of reading in students.
  • Promote use of diverse information sources and teach the appropriateness of each.
  • Help faculty in all departments to design and evaluate research assignments.
  • Manage Research Curriculum Map with an aim toward expanding level of research performed at Thayer Academy.
  • Provide feedback to division heads/department heads concerning information and research instruction and student competency.  Suggest areas that need improvement and recommend solutions.

Financial Responsibilities

  • Prepare and administer budget that reflects the needs of the school community.
  • Supervise purchase of books, periodicals, and equipment.
  • Plan for future needs of Library with regard to technological equipment, furniture, space, and services.

Professional Duties

  • Act as departmental leader by staying abreast of technological and professional developments.
  • Participate in professional development opportunities, classes, and conferences and stay current with professional journals.
  • Participate in professional activities, organizations and conferences.
  • Cooperate with graduate schools to provide practicum and intern experiences, if possible.

Personal Qualities

  • Develops good, working relationships with all members of the Thayer community: students, faculty/staff, and parents.
  • Welcomes challenges and is willing to learn and grow.
  • Exhibits flexibility and a team-oriented style.
  • Has a good sense of humor and enjoys working with young people.

Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Library Sciences or Library and Information Sciences
  • 5-7 years of library leadership experience, preferably in a school setting

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and a resume to R. Highley Thompson, Upper School Director (hthompson@htayer.org)

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Women Archivists Section Salary Survey Project Assistant, Society of American Archivists, Boston, MA

Description: The Women Archivists Section (WArS) of the Society of American Archivists (SAA) is in need of a short-term paid project assistant to assist with data analysis of a new employment survey of SAA members. The project assistant will help collect, sort, and perform preliminary analysis of survey data. The project assistant will work under the direct supervision of the WArS co-chairs and in collaboration with the WArS steering committee and the SAA staff.

Minimum Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of training and experience necessary to perform the work; experience with survey instruments (such as SurveyMonkey, Qualtrics), analyzing qualitative data, and preparing survey data reports; general knowledge and basic application and use of concepts, theories, and terminology in the social and behavioral sciences. Must be an SAA member.

Preferred Education and Experience: Master's degree in Library and Information Sciences *or* equivalent combination of training and experience necessary to perform the work; experience designing, implementing, and analyzing qualitative surveys; advanced experience with data analytics.

Stipend: $1,800

Term: 60 hours maximum (to be completed by July 1)

Please forward a résumé and cover letter to women.archivists.roundtable@gmail.com by May 9, 2017. If you have any questions, please contact Stacie Williams at smariwilliams1979@gmail.com or Bethany Anderson at bgandrsn@gmail.com

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Children's Services Librarian, Simsbury Public Library, Simsbury, CT

Simsbury Public Library seeks an outgoing, enthusiastic, creative librarian, or soon to be librarian, who is team-oriented and has a strong public service commitment to join our bustling Children's Department. Do you love the excitement of introducing children to new experiences and fostering their love of learning?  Are you knowledgeable about child development, technology and community engagement?  Do you enjoy working with the community to serve the needs of young library users, their families and caregivers?  This position is for you!  We're looking for a dynamic candidate who understands current library services and approaches future possibilities with passion.  35 hrs/wk. $59,386/yr. Complete job description and required online application may be found at www.simsbury-ct.gov/jobs.  Applications close May 7.

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Reference Assistant, Boston College, Boston, MA

The Thomas P. O'Neill Library at Boston College is seeking two Reference Assistants. This is an excellent opportunity for currently enrolled library and information science graduate students to apply library knowledge and reference service skills at a reference desk with a reputation for high standards.

Responsibilities

Provides excellent service to library patrons, both in person and by telephone.  Answers library information and research questions at the O'Neill Library Reference Desk. Types of services provided include database and research tool selection, ready reference, basic technology support, directional assistance, and referral.  Works on special projects as needed.

Qualifications
Required:  
  • An understanding of information organization, research practices, library research databases, and library support services.
  • Excellent reference service skills.
  • Current enrollment in a MLIS/MLS program.
Preferred:
  • Completion of reference coursework.
  • Availability for weekday daytime hours during Summer 2017.
Details about the opening:
Academic year 2017-2018:
  • Up to 4 shifts Monday through Thursday,  4pm to 8pm, starting in  August 2017, and continuing through the end of the spring academic semester in May, 2018.  
Summer 2017:
  • Preference will be given to candidates who are available up to 8 hours/week June through August 2017, during daytime hours: M-Th 9am-5pm, F 9am-3pm, both for training and for general staffing assistance.
Pay rate is $16.00/hour.

To Apply:
Email the following:
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Contact information for three references
to Reference Services, ref-team-ggroup@bc.edu, with the subject line: REFERENCE ASSISTANT by May 26, 2017.

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Processing & Reference Archivist, University of Virginia, Richmond, VA

POSITION SUMMARY: 

Reporting to the Head, Rare Books and Special Collections, the Processing and Reference Archivist will provide efficient processing and effective reference services to Rare Books and Special collections materials for students, faculty, and staff, as well as community and external researchers. This position will be responsible for establishing physical and intellectual control over the library's most rare, unique and valuable collections through archival processing, creating and editing finding aids, and ensuring appropriate processing based on established archival policies and procedures.  The position is also responsible for primary staffing of the Rare Book Reading Room, responding to reference inquiries, and assisting with patron research requests. Duties will include providing public services, including reference, access, and instruction, and working within the University and external community to enhance collections and their use.  The position may include outreach to internal and external groups to support current and emergent research and instruction needs, including tours, exhibits, presentations, and social media, for the department as required.

Professional librarians hold faculty status. Faculty status allows both voice and vote in University faculty meetings, eligibility to serve on faculty committees, to serve as a student advisor, and to participate in the Program for Enhancing Teaching Effectiveness (PETE); and it acknowledges that those individuals play an active role in the intellectual activities of the University. Faculty status does not carry with it eligibility for tenure or sabbatical, nor does it automatically carry with it faculty rank (Professor, Associate, Assistant Professor, or Instructor), since faculty rank is in a specific academic department, nor does it carry eligibility for other benefits normally assigned to full-time teaching faculty.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Processing, and Description: 

  • Complete arrangement and description of manuscript collections by applying knowledge of appropriate best practices and standards to process archival materials, including arrangement, preservation, description, and access for all record formats within each collection.
  • Create EAD finding aids and maintain an accurate and complete collection descriptions and inventories in the collections management system and in other appropriate systems.
  • Assist in the development of strategies for preservation and the reformatting of materials in the collection.
  • Identify records suitable for digitization and/or exhibits and records requiring reformatting. 
  • Maintaining a course of personal professional development through active participation in rare book, manuscript, and archives professional associations or other professional activities external to the Libraries.

Reference: 

  • Provides in-person reference and research assistance to students, faculty, staff and community patrons using materials in Rare Books and Special Collections, including staffing open hours in the reading room and tracking requests and usage.
  • Provides other research and reference assistance regarding access, handling, and use of RBSC materials to a wide variety of patrons including students, faculty, staff, community patrons, and other researchers via mail, email, and phone contacts.
  • Provides instruction about research and reference with Rare Book and Special Collections materials as requested, including Osher Institute courses and assisting in rare book room instruction with undergraduate courses.

Outreach: 

  • Assists with public service and outreach efforts of the department, including exhibits, tours, blogs, social media, and other projects as requested 
  • Prepare and give presentations about the department and its resources to campus and community groups
  • Collaborates with liaison librarians in order to identify current and emerging scholarly projects, areas of inquiry, and pedagogical trends related to primary source and archival research. 
  • Serves on library, university, and community committees as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Familiarity with best practices and locally-defined procedures for processing, preservation, and use of rare books and archival materials
  • Strong research skills in working with historical and archival materials, involving locating and evaluating relevant materials
  • Interest and/or experience in classroom instruction and community engagement
  • Experience promoting archival collections and historical content via exhibits, social media, blogs, etc.
  • Familiarity with library metadata formats used in digital libraries (TEI, Dublin Core, EAD)
  • Demonstrated skill with archival and book preservation
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and advanced problem-solving 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment on self-directed projects either independently and in collaboration with others
  • Ability to be flexible and accommodate faculty and student needs
  • Strong public service orientation
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: 

Required:

  •  A.L.A. accredited M.L.S./M.L.I.S. or M.A. in Public History, History, or related field with graduate level education and training in archival and preservation theory and practice.
  • At least one year of related library experience and/or training

Preferred:

  • A second advanced degree (M.A./M.S.) or other additional graduate level education is preferred.

WORK HOURS:

  • Full-time, exempt position
  • Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; 7.75 hrs./day; 38.75 hrs./week

SALARY STRUCTURE:
Pay Grade 6
To see more detailed salary information please review the University of Richmond's Compensation Structure.

TO APPLY: https://richmond.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=1203

Located minutes from downtown Richmond, Virginia, the University of Richmond (www.richmond.edu) blends the intimacy of a small college with exceptional academic, research, and cultural opportunities usually found only at large institutions. Richmond offers a unique combination of undergraduate and graduate programs. Our School of Arts & Sciences anchors Richmond as a nationally ranked liberal arts university. A ranked business school, the nation's first school of leadership studies, a highly respected law school, a nationally recognized international education program and the community-focused School of Professional and Continuing Studies build on that strong foundation and make this university something unique.

UR is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success. In keeping with this commitment, our academic community welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds and candidates who support diversity. EOE  

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Book Arts Studio Coordinator, University of Virginia, Richmond, VA

SUMMARY: 

Reporting to the Head, Rare Books and Special Collections, the Book Arts Studio Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating and managing the library's growing Book Arts program and studio. Duties will include establishing physical and intellectual control over the book arts studio and working with a broad range of students, faculty, staff and community members. This work requires: collaboration with faculty, staff, and donors in the development and use of department materials; working within the University and external community to enhance the studio and its use; outreach to internal and external groups as part of expansion of books arts resources to support research and instruction; and assistance with the regular functions of the department, including preservation, outreach and exhibits. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:  

Book Arts Program:

  • Oversee the Book Arts Studio and manage all studio activities including curricular support, instruction, planning and programming, supervision, equipment maintenance, and budgeting.
  • Develop Book Arts Studio programs to increase the effectiveness of the studio as a University-wide and community resource.
  • Serve as a liaison to the faculty and provide curricular support for classes involving a book arts component.
  • Establish protocols for the operation of equipment and train users to follow them.
  • Maintain safe conditions in the studio and comply with all established safety policies.
  • Supply and maintain the studio (press, binding), keep the machines and spaces in good working condition. 
  • Research new equipment and materials, and train on new equipment when the program is able to add these to the studio.

Preservation:

  • Evaluates damaged library materials and recommends preservation strategies, routes materials for binding, in-house repair, or professional restoration.
  • Performs in-house preservation including book repair and/or boxing and maintaining necessary supplies.
  • Coordinates all aspects of bindery work including selection, packing, inventory, and quality control, including individual faculty, staff, and student materials when requested.

Outreach:

  • Assists with public service and outreach efforts of the department, including exhibits, tours, presentations, and other projects as requested.
  • Prepare and give presentations about the department and its resources to campus and community groups.
  • Collaborates with liaison librarians in order to identify current and emerging scholarly projects, areas of inquiry, and pedagogical trends related to primary source and archival research. 
  • Serves on library, university, and community committees as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and skills in at least one of the following: hand bookbinding, letterpress printing, artist's books, and/or the history of the book.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of or experience with emerging trends in bookmaking, letterpress, and book arts.
  • Experience teaching and instruction, particularly at the undergraduate level.
  • A basic knowledge of library organization, principles, and procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing, about complex, technical processes to non-technical personnel.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment where consultation, flexibility, collaboration and cooperation are essential. 
  • Ability to work and learn independently and to initiate necessary work procedures according to guidelines set by the supervisor.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated interest in professional development that will enhance the candidate's value to the Libraries, the University, the profession, or the scholarly community.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity in the workplace or community.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills; ability to work under time constraints and to meet regularly recurring deadlines on multiple, concurrent projects.
  • Evidence of strong analytical problem solving skills, attention to detail, and results-oriented approaches to complex problems.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Graduate MFA degree with an emphasis/certificate in book arts, bookbinding, and/or letterpress printing is highly preferred or at least 2 years professional experience in printing, binding, and the book arts may substitute for MFA degree requirements.
  • At least one year of professional experience in a studio, bindery, print shop, fine arts, museum, or academic environment. 

WORK HOURS:

  • Full-time, non-exempt position
  • Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; 7.75 hrs./day; 38.75 hrs./week

SALARY STRUCTURE:
Pay Grade 4
To see more detailed salary information please review the University of Richmond's Compensation Structure.

TO APPLY: https://richmond.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=1204&site=1

Located minutes from downtown Richmond, Virginia, the University of Richmond (www.richmond.edu) blends the intimacy of a small college with exceptional academic, research, and cultural opportunities usually found only at large institutions. Richmond offers a unique combination of undergraduate and graduate programs. Our School of Arts & Sciences anchors Richmond as a nationally ranked liberal arts university. A ranked business school, the nation's first school of leadership studies, a highly respected law school, a nationally recognized international education program and the community-focused School of Professional and Continuing Studies build on that strong foundation and make this university something unique.

UR is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success. In keeping with this commitment, our academic community welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds and candidates who support diversity. EOE  

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Technology Reference Assistant (TRA), SLIS Technology, Simmons College, Boston, MA

Attention tech-savvy types: SLIS Technology is immediately hiring Technology Reference Assistants (TRAs) for the Summer. This position is open to graduate and undergraduate students in LIS, Archives, Children's Lit, and Computer Science.

SLIS Tech provides curricular technology support and services to SLIS students, faculty and staff in our technology spaces which include the Technology Lab, Collaboratory, Media Lab and Usability Lab.

We are looking for applicants who meet the following criteria:

  • Are comfortable with Microsoft Office (or Open Office) suite and in at least one of the following:
    • HTML/CSS
    • Wikis and blogs (WordPress)
    • Adobe Creative Suite
    • Online databases
  • Experience troubleshooting hardware and software issues, and enjoy problem-solving
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills and a willingness to provide group and one-on- one instruction as needed
  • Interested in learning new software programs
  • Enjoy working on a service-oriented, technically adept support team
  • Able to start between May 15-June 12th, 2017 at $13/hour
  • Available at least 5-10 hours per week (with a total maximum of 20 hours for any/all campus employment) depending on scheduling needs, for a minimum commitment of two semesters. Available shifts include days, evenings and weekends

For immediate consideration, please email a cover letter and current resume to slistechadminteam@simmons.edu no later than Monday, May 8th. Feel free to stop by the Tech Lab (P-213) with any questions.

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Electronic Resources Librarian, Suffolk University, Boston, MA

Description 

Suffolk University is seeking qualified candidates to consider for the Electronic Resources Librarian position. This role provides leadership in the acquisition, evaluation, and management of a wide range of electronic resources including databases, journals and reference sources. S/he is the primary administrator of the integrated library system and provides innovative leadership for technology solutions.

Requirements/Qualification: 
  • Graduate degree from an ALA-accredited library and information science program, or equivalent.
  • 3 years or more of post MLS experience
  • Thorough understanding of continuing and integrating resources, including awareness of issues concerning vendors, packages, aggregators, platforms, licensing, pricing models, and financial and statistical management needs.
  • Experience working with electronic resources and serials in an academic library.
  • Ability to communicate and work well with colleagues on what is increasingly an inter-departmental initiative, understanding variant perspectives on shared work.
  • Understanding of database issues, and the inter-operability needs to support Sierra and related as well as future products and services.
Working at Suffolk University

Suffolk University is a private, comprehensive, urban university located in the heart of downtown Boston. Since 1906, Suffolk has been committed to creating an exceptional learning experience. Our college green is the Boston Common. We are steps from dozens of historic sites including the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, and the Massachusetts State House. We have no real boundaries to our campus-Boston and Suffolk blend together. Suffolk is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse community. 

Suffolk University is actively seeking applicants from groups that might be under-represented because of race/color, gender, religion, real or perceived disability, national origin or LBGTQ status. 

See yourself here with our terrific benefits package. Benefits include, but are not limited to: 
  • Harvard Pilgrim medical/Delta Dental at low employee costs 
  • Retirement options including both Standard Retirement Plan (SRP) and Voluntary Tax Deferred Annuity (VTDAP). The University contributes 9% to your SRP when you contribute 5% after eligibility guidelines have been met. 
  • All employees and faculty members who are at least half-time are eligible for the tuition free course benefit in the College of Arts and Sciences and in the Sawyer Business School. There are additional tuition benefits for spouses, domestic partners, and children. 
  • Generous time-off program. Vacation accrues monthly. Vacation for part-time employees is pro-rated based on the employees' regularly scheduled hours. Additional holidays are announced each year and are separate from the employee's vacation allowance. 
  • Pre-tax commuter benefit 
  • Discounted home and auto insurance 
Suffolk University conducts background checks as a contingent offer of employment for all positions. Suffolk University requires specific written authorization to conduct background checks. Failure to provide such authorization shall preclude candidates from being hired. 

Please submit your resume along with a cover letter for the position in which you are applying to. 

Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/t32z9rvwxgsn48hg 

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Library Aide, Newport Public Library, Newport, RI

The Newport Public Library is seeking a versatile, enthusiastic full time Library Aide at Circulation.  The ideal candidate would have strong technology skills and be open to change and new ideas.  This position would assist in the provision of public services and use varied types of equipment including many technical programs to support public services for our Library.  Schedule includes evenings and alternating Fridays and Saturdays.  Qualifications include familiarity with computers, printers, photocopies and advanced technology, strong customer service skills, interest in books and reading and library circulation experience.  Bachelor's Degree preferred.  Submit cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references by May 5, 2017 to ashepherd@newportlibraryri.org

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Dean of Library Services, Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield, MA

About Springfield Technical Community College: Located on 35 acres of the Springfield Armory National Historic Site and founded in 1967, Springfield Technical Community College is a major resource for the economic vitality of Western Massachusetts. As the only technical community college in Massachusetts, STCC offers a variety of career programs unequalled in the state.  Biotechnology, IT Security, Laser Electro-Optics, Nursing, Robotics, Sonography, Telecommunications and dozens of other career programs produce potential employees each year.  STCC's highly-regarded transfer programs in Business, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Science and Technology continue to provide the most economical option for students pursuing a four-year degree.  With an annual enrollment of over 9,000 day, evening, weekend and online students S.T.C.C. is a vibrant campus rich in diversity.

Job Description:

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:

Springfield Technical Community College seeks applicants for the position of the Dean of Library Services.  The person filling this position is committed to student success in one of the most important and visible departments at the College. Working with and under the supervision of the Vice President for Academic Affairs, this dean is responsible for the overall leadership of and administration of the college's library with the primary goal of supporting students, faculty and staff.  The ideal candidate provides innovative leadership in a collaborative environment to meet the information needs of the college community, working with other areas on enhancing student information literacy, while supervising and managing all library staff. The Library serves as a liaison, working across all divisions. The Dean will implement management practices and processes which maximize personnel and supportive resources in the achievement of the Library's goals, which align the College's goals outlined in the Student Success Plan. Currently, the Library offers circulation and reference services, as well as a small but expanding digital archive, and a successful ChromeBook and Hot-Spot loan program.  This dean will oversee the library's move within in the next couple of years to its new location in the Ira H. Rubenzahl Learning Commons, as well as the continuously evolving role of the Library at the college. Strong communication and organizational skills, sensitivity to staff members' reaction to change, and adherence to the collective bargaining agreements under which several staff members work are key.

Given the diverse population of the Greater Springfield region, this Dean must demonstrate a strong commitment to the value of recruiting staff that reflect the community. This Dean works together with faculty and staff to create an atmosphere of trust and respect in which all can succeed.

Under the supervision of the Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Dean of Library Services will demonstrate excellence in the following areas:

Leadership:

  • Establishes division goals, in conjunction with Library staff, the Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Academic Affairs Council, faculty and staff, which are consistent with the College's Student Success Plan and the College's mission.

  • Recruits, hires, and supports diverse staff for the Library.

  • Collaborates with faculty, other deans and college staff on initiatives to increase support for students and faculty.

  • Understands, values, and acts according to the wide-range of needs are found in a diverse student population, appreciating the expectations our students bring to their engagements with the Library.

Management: 

  • Coordinates and directs staff, programs, services and facilities in support of the educational and informational needs of the college community

  • Develops and meets the long range and strategic plans of the campus.

  • Submits promptly and in proper form all reports and requests as set forth by the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

  • Attend all meetings as required;

  • Schedules and leads regular staff meetings.

  • Articulates with other deans on personnel and academic matters of mutual concern.

  • Articulates with other divisions and outside agencies or institutions as appropriate, on matters related to the library.

Program Support and Assessment:

  • Ensures that library services and collections meet requirements for national program accreditations.

  • Coordinates and implements mechanisms to assess the role of the library and information literacy in student success.

  • Coordinates and directs staff, programs, services and facilities in support of the educational and information needs of the college community.

  • Assumes  the  administrative  responsibility  for  long range  planning  with  respect  to  all Library matters and 2-5 year curriculum  goals and articulation the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

  • Ensures that library services and collections meet requirements for national program accreditations.

  • Prepares annual reports inclusive of statistical data, initiatives, and outcomes.

Personnel:

  • Thinks strategically and creatively about approaches to hiring, staffing, and professional development for all Library staff.

  • Recruits, hire, manages, and evaluates, library staff.

  • Promotes and facilitates library staff participation in campus/off-campus events and professional development activities.

  • Prepares  evaluations   of  all Library personnel  as  specified  in  the appropriate Collective Bargaining Agreements, and recommends  retention,  non-retention,  professional  advancement,  and, when appropriate, tenure  to the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

  • Mediates staff grievances when necessary based on contract provisions.

  • Facilities:

  • Creates and updates regularly a master plan for the Library.

  • Forwards recommendations on department instructional space needs to the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

  • Ensures utilization and proper maintenance of specialized learning equipment and materials.

Fiscal:

  • Develops and administers budgets for library materials, personnel and services.

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Serves on college committees and task forces.

  • Advocates for the library on campus and for libraries statewide.

  • Represents the college by active participation in a number of related library organizations, networks and cooperative groups.

  • Performs special projects and related responsibilities as initiated and requested.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Master's degree from ALA accredited institution.

  • Minimum of 5 years of substantial and progressive administrative and supervisory experience in an academic library.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in strategic, fiscal, and facilities management, including program development and evaluation of library personnel.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of library operations, systems, policies, procedures, standards and trends in academic libraries.

  • Knowledge of information technology and systems as they apply in the academic library environment.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills.

  • Specific experience in community college library administration.

  • Experience with diverse library consortia.

  • Experience in collaborative and innovative management.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:

Directly supervises the activities and performance of all library staff.  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with Springfield's policies and applicable laws.  Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Additional Information:

SALARY:                 To be determined based on experience
BENEFITS:             Yes - State benefits
UNIT:                       Non Unit Professional
GRANT FUNDED:    No
CLOSING DATE:     May 19, 2017

Application Instructions:

APPLY TO:         All applicants must apply online by submitting a cover letter , resume and three (3) professional references to http://www.stcc.edu

STCC Is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities Are Encouraged To Apply

Our commitment to diversity in our workplace seeks applications from women and minorities. It is the policy of Springfield Technical Community College not to discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, marital status or national origin in its education programs, activities, admissions, or employment policies. Employment will depend on meeting requirements set by the Immigration Reform act.

 

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Social Sciences Research and Instruction Librarian, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA

Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution, is accepting applications for research and instruction librarian - social sciences to join the team in the Harold F. Johnson Library.

The research and instruction librarian - social sciences is the library liaison to the school of Critical Social Inquiry (CSI) which encompasses the disciplines of law, social policy, political philosophy, ethnography, clinical and developmental psychology, gender studies, education, history, urban studies, economics, and multiple cultural studies.  An integral member of a small team of engaged and innovative librarians, the librarian provides reference, information literacy instruction, collection development and faculty liaison services in social science to the Hampshire community. The librarian leads coordination of library resources to first year and new student programs, and is the librarian's team representative leading outreach to tutorial faculty as well as orientation sessions for transfer students, international students and Baldwin scholars. This position serves as the lead librarian for InfoBar coverage, and provides walk-in research consultation support. The research and instruction librarian - social sciences develops an innovative collection to support students in CSI. The librarian will contribute to Hampshire College Library's work toward eliminating oppression in all its forms, and creating a respectful environment that will feel accessible and safe to all students.

Position requires an MLS from an ALA-accredited institution, or equivalent. One year of job-related experience is also required. The ideal candidate will have strong oral and written communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills; relation management skills as part of a collaborative team environment for many on-campus and off-campus committees and task forces; and ability to work with autonomy and prioritize myriad responsibilities. Candidate must have relevant academic background pertaining to disciplines noted above and demonstrated experience working with people from many backgrounds and empowering students of all abilities.  The librarian must have a deep commitment to and experience with research and instruction in an academic community; knowledge and experience with trends in higher education and academic libraries; experience with collection development, and acquisitions. We seek particular strengths and demonstrated talent for teaching and collaborating with faculty.  Candidate will need technical skills that include familiarity with accessing and managing social sciences data, creating LibGuides and web pages, bibliographic citation management systems, library metadata knowledge, Wordpress and other blogs, social media, and the ability to identify new technologies and skills to adopt as the information world changes continually. Collaborative teamwork is an essential aspect of the position as is a commitment to working with people from diverse backgrounds and empowering students of all abilities.

This is a full time, 12 month benefited position which holds a grade 7 in the Hampshire College staff salary grading schedule. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits program. Please submit your cover letter, resume and names/phone numbers of three professional references via our website at https://jobs.hampshire.edu/

www.hampshire.edu

Hampshire College is an equal opportunity institution, committed to diversity and inclusion in education and employment.

 

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Library Assistant, Concord Academy, Concord, MA

Concord Academy, an independent college preparatory school for grades 9 through 12 located in Concord, Massachusetts, is seeking to appoint a part-time  Library Assistant starting in August 2017. Chartered in 1922, the School currently enrolls approximately 368 boarding and day students from ten countries and territories and fifteen states.

Students are engaged in a community animated by a love of learning, enriched by a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives, and guided by a covenant of common trust. Students and teachers work together as a community of learners dedicated to intellectual rigor and creative endeavor. In a caring and challenging atmosphere, students discover and develop talents as scholars, artists, musicians, and athletes and are encouraged to find their voices. The School is committed to embracing and broadening the diversity of backgrounds, perspectives, and talents of its people. Common trust challenges students to balance individual freedom with responsibility and service to a larger community. Such learning prepares students for lives as committed citizens.

We seek a  creative and energetic library assistant who is comfortable in a secondary school setting and familiar with libraries. Under the supervision of the library director, the assistant  provides administrative and clerical support in all aspects of library work. Specifically, the assistant will be responsible for providing reference/research instruction to students, faculty, and staff, managing the online and print periodical collections, and processing interlibrary loan requests. Additionally, the library assistant will share in managing the circulation desk, creating displays, updating the library web pages, and organizing library programs. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree, relevant  library or teaching experience with a strong interest in educational technology, a desire to collaborate with colleagues, and proficiency in automated library systems. Familiarity with Mac and Windows applications,  Libguides or similar pathfinders, web tools, and/or archives a plus.

Interested candidates are asked to send a cover letter and resume to:
Jenny Chandler
Dean of Faculty
HR+library@concordacademy.org

We are unable to respond to phone or email inquiries.  To learn more about Concord Academy, please visit our website, www.concordacademy.org.

 

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Collection Development Analyst, EBSCO, Ipswich, MA

EBSCO Information Services (EIS) provides a complete and optimized research solution comprised of e-journals, e-books, and research databases -- all combined with the most powerful discovery service to support the information needs and maximize the research experience of our end-users. Headquartered in Ipswich, MA, EIS employs more than 3,300 people worldwide. We are the leader in our field due to our cutting-edge technology, forward-thinking philosophy, and top-notch workforce. EIS, a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., based in Birmingham, AL, is ranked in the top 200 of the nation's largest, privately held corporations according to Forbes magazine. EBSCO is a company that will motivate you, inspire you, and allow you to grow. We are looking for the best. If you are too, we encourage you to explore our unique opportunities.


The Collection Development Analyst will support the title selection, subject headings, and evaluation processes associated with H.W. Wilson Core Collections, Book Review Digest, and Sears List of Subject Headings.  The Analyst applies knowledge and skills to manage and ensure the high quality, completeness, accuracy, and currency of the content included in the products mentioned above and performs competitive intelligence for all related content.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for maintaining in-house databases, including MA Access management, data entry, querying and exporting content, creating and maintaining automation routines, including updates and exports.  Important duties will include: database cleanup, database management, quality control over data entering the database.
  • Assist in implementing and refining policies and strategies for title-level collection development, cataloging, and indexing.
  • Perform various product level quality control measures to ensure overall integrity of title selection database.
  • Interact with content repositories.
  • Work with internal groups to assure timely transmission of data, product schedules and title management (including description updates, new title suggestions, title replacements, etc.)
  • Utilizes existing Editorial tools and workflow to interact with content repositories, including addition and updating of content.
  • Monitors source web sites for new or updated content.
  • Assist in creation of cataloging records for Core Collections --as needed.
  • Contribute to indexing of book records using Sears List of Subject Headings and Dewey Decimal Classification System.
  • Update metadata associated with book records.
  • Additional projects as required.

Skills

Requirements:

  • Master of Library and Information Science or equivalent
  • 1-3 years of library work experience
  • Experience (1-3 years) and/ or thorough knowledge of collection development, cataloging, and classification principles and practices
  • Familiarity with bibliographic metadata. Knowledge of the publishing industry and/or publishing taxonomies
  • Reading interest in a wide variety of books, genres, and reading levels
  • Intermediate to advanced MS Office skills, some experience with MS Access

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2-4 years of library work experience
  • 2-4 years of collection development, cataloging, and classification experience
  • Knowledge of the publishing industry
  • Intermediate to advanced MS Access skills
  • Ability to create and use macros, queries, or write scripts to manage data
  • Ability to function in a team environment and manage multiple priorities
  • Ability to identify relevant content for specific library markets
  • Experience with categorizing titles into predefined categories, standardized classifications
  • Flexibility and the capacity to embrace change in a dynamic and evolving organization
  • Demonstrated problem-solving, work-flow analysis, and project management skills
  • Excellent time management and prioritization skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Ability to be flexible and creative in approaching daily projects
  • Excellent communication skills, including professional manner in speaking and writing
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Willingness to learn new software and systems to accomplish projects
  • Positive attitude and a team player
  • Interest in the competitive publishing landscape

Collection Development Analyst, full time, located in Ipswich, MA. https://www.ebscohost.com/careers1/jobs.php   Job ID #9614.

Why the North Shore of Boston and EBSCO are great places to live and work!

Here at EBSCO we will provide relocation assistance to the best and brightest people.  We are 45 minutes outside of Boston just minutes from the beach in Ipswich, MA.  Ipswich is a part of the North Shore and contains a wide variety of locally owned shops, restaurants, and farms.  It is not only a great area to work but to raise a family.  Below are resources for you to review to better familiarize yourself with Ipswich and the North Shore area. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to reach out to EBSCO's Talent Acquisition Team.

http://www.massvacation.com/regions-towns/north-of-boston/

http://northofboston.org/

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

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Call for Proposals: Digital Humanities 2017 Workshop

Overview

Humanities scholars have historically used archives that include restricted or privacy-sensitive collections in order to conduct their investigations about sensitive topics. The recent developments in digitization and dissemination technologies present the possibility of making archival collections broadly available. Furthermore, collections of new, born-digital documents will be readily available to support and enhance scholarship. However, such access has also exacerbated threats to the privacy of individuals named in these records. Examples of such privacy-sensitive records include mental health institutional records, prison records, records of the Truth and reconciliation commissions, Nazi archives, and the Guatemalan national police archives. Access to paper records is protected by distance, physical barriers, and varying state and national policies and laws. In some cases, the legal frameworks for digital records are substantially less clear than those for physical records. Furthermore, the online availability of such records has a potential to stigmatize or embarrass the families or descendants of those named in the records when they bear no responsibility for the acts or health conditions of the named individuals, raising ethical issues in providing broad, open access to these records. In addition to scholars, demographics such as family members, journalists, social services providers, and policy makers can all benefit from access to these historical collections.

Topics

We invite scholars and practitioners who work with or are interested in issues surrounding humanities scholarship supported or enhanced by digital, privacy-sensitive collection to contribute to and participate in this workshop. A non-exhaustive list of topics includes:

  • Digitization, curation, and preservation of privacy-sensitive collections
  • Theoretical and metadata models
  • Policies, workflows, and protections for accessing materials
  • Issues in using cloud services for privacy-sensitive materials storage and scholarship
  • Scholarly information behavior and needs
  • Models that recognize diverse user needs (for example, aggregate data, individual information)
  • Institutional and political negotiations surrounding access to privacy-sensitive collections
  • Mechanisms and models for data retrieval from handwritten documents
  • Privacy-aware digital repository architectures
  • Privacy-aware crowdsourcing and transcription methods
  • Privacy issues in designing user interfaces and data visualizations
  • Privacy mitigation in data analytics and presentation
  • Evaluation of existing software, infrastructure, and techniques
  • Social justice issues and non-scholarly outcomes of work with restricted collection

Proposals: formats and submission
All contributions must be written in English.
We encourage you to submit proposals for:

  • full papers (up to 3,000 words, exclusive of references)*: submissions that report on mature work or stake out a position in an area of interest
  • work-in-progess papers (up to 1,500 words, exclusive of references)*: submissions that present early results or a nascent project

Please submit papers via the workshop's*EasyChair submission page*:https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=pc4ds2017.

Important dates:

  • May 15*: due date for all proposals
  • May 31*: Notification of acceptance
  • June 7*(expected): Early registration date for DH 2017 ends (workshop participants must register for both the conference and the workshop)
  • August 1*: Submission of final, camera-ready papers
  •  August 7/8*: PC4DS 2017 Workshop

Program Committee (evolving)
Donald Fyson, Departement des sciences historiques, University Laval Pat Galloway, School of Information, The University of Texas at Austin Unmil Karadkar, School of Information, The University of Texas at Austin

Organizers

Please contact us in case of questions. 
Unmil Karadkar (unmil@ischool.utexas.edu)
King Davis(king.davis@austin.utexas.edu)

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Greenhouse Studios Design Technologist, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

The UConn Library is pleased to announce the posting of a newly created two-year position, Greenhouse Studios Design Technologist (Media Producer I, UCP 6).  The position is currently on UConn Jobs (http://hr.uconn.edu/jobs/, please reference Job ID 2017504) and you can find the full description on our site at http://lib.uconn.edu/about/employment-opportunities/professional/.   Please see below for details, we encourage you to share and promote this posting.

The UConn Library is expanding its commitment to scholarly communications and is seeking to fill the new role of Greenhouse Studios Design Technologist with a flexible, collaborative, self-directive, and innovative individual.  This is a two year, grant funded position and the successful candidate will serve as a foundational member of a team of researchers taking on a major Mellon-funded initiative to redefine scholarly communication in the digital age. 

Under the general supervision of the Scholarly Communications Design Studio Coordinator, the Design Technologist supports the collaborative creation and implementation of scholarly work for Greenhouse Studios | Scholarly Communications Design at the UConn Library.  Greenhouse Studios is a joint effort of the UConn Library, School of Fine Arts, and the University of Connecticut Humanities Institute, with each contributing resources and personnel to advance scholarly communications research.  As a member of the Greenhouse Studios' core staff, the Design Technologist collaborates with interdisciplinary project teams across the University to conceive and develop technical approaches and design solutions to support scholarly expression across the University. The Design Technologist maintains current awareness of relevant technologies and applies that knowledge as part of Greenhouse Studios projects, in an effort to support and advance the field of scholarly communication.

This is a two-year, end date position, funded through the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in partnership with the UConn Library. The position will be based in Storrs and has an anticipated start date of August 18, 2017.  UConn offers competitive salaries, outstanding benefits (including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn), and a highly desirable work environment.  Salary is dependent upon education, qualifications, and experience.

Applications should be submitted online using UConn Jobs at http://www.jobs.uconn.edu (please reference Job ID 2017504) and include a cover letter, detailed resume, and contact information for three professional references.

Nominations and inquiries should be sent in confidence to khara.leon@uconn.edu. To ensure full consideration, inquiries and applications should be submitted by May 28, 2017. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

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e-Learning Systems Internship, Credo Education, Boston, MA

Credo Education is seeking a part-time e-Learning Systems Intern to join our team for Summer 2017, May - August.  You will help our customer integration team prepare our online courses for the fall semester for new and existing university customers - building custom courses, adding new course content, and setting up new customers.  This is a perfect internship for a student who is detail-oriented, enjoys learning and working in new technologies, who may even have some basic HTML skills.

Credo has a collection of education products designed to support higher education institutions teaching information literacy, critical thinking, effective communication, and qualitative reasoning.  Our Customer Success team is responsible for partnering with these customers to ensure the best possible use and experience with our resources.

A Boston-based student is preferred, but we will consider a student who lives out of the area to work remotely.

About the Internship:

  • Configure content for Credo's web-based learning platform and help complete customization requests from customers.
  • Help prioritize and complete requests from customers around course start dates and customer integration requirements.

  • Assist with the account maintenance and update cycle by integrating new and updated content and assessments in customer accounts.

  • Setup and verify trial access for prospective customers.

  • Write documentation for the Help Center to support customers with the best possible use of their resources.

About You:

  • You are an undergraduate or graduate student.  All majors will be considered, but tasks seem best aligned with students studying information/instructional technology, information systems, library/information science, communications or education.

  • You are both analytical and curious and can spend hours working on a challenge.

  • You are capable (and enjoy) working with web-based resources and you are comfortable learning new technologies.

  • You have a keen eye for detail and an innate knack for catching errors and ensuring quality.

  • Basic HTML knowledge preferred, but not required.

 
Interested students should apply here.

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Content Management Intern, Analog Devices, Wilmington, MA

Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADI) defines innovation and excellence in signal processing. ADI&#39;s analog, mixed-signal, and digital signal processing (DSP) integrated circuits (IC) play a fundamental role in converting, conditioning, and processing real-world phenomena such as light, sound, temperature, motion, and pressure into electrical signals to be used in a wide array of electronic equipment. 

Join the corporate library group of Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI), a leading provider of high-performance signal processing technologies. The library supports informed technical and business decision-making and innovation throughout ADI by providing online access to quality scientific, technical, business, and market research resources and services across the company's worldwide locations.

The primary focus of the internship will be working with library staff to evaluate options for fulfilling the company's global needs for industry standards (published by ANSI, IEC, ISO, etc.) including factors such as:

  • Needs assessment 
  • Content coverage 
  • Pricing and licensing models 
  • Usability for librarians and end-users 
  • Implementation and maintenance requirements 
  • Availability of usage statistics 
  • Options for integration with EBSCO Discovery Service 

This internship will provide valuable opportunities to work closely with a small team and gain insight into many different aspects of corporate library operations as well as hands-on experience with stakeholder engagement, product evaluation and vendor negotiations, and a variety of library services such as patent searching, research assistance, and document delivery. 

Qualifications:

  • Enrollment in or recent graduation from an accredited bachelor's or master's degree program in library and information science 
  • Strong team player with a results-oriented approach 
  • Able to balance attention to detail with real-world time and resource constraints 
  • Comfortable working with both local and remote team members 
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills 
  • Comfortable with basic business software such as Microsoft Office 
  • Experience with library product evaluation and/or vendor negotiations is a plus 
  • Professional enthusiasm, curiosity, flexibility, persistence, and a sense of humor are also a plus! 

Able to work 40 hours a week during normal business hours for at least 8 weeks beginning in early June in the Wilmington, MA office of Analog Devices. Start date is flexible between early May and the first week in June. 

For positions requiring access to technical data, Analog Devices, Inc. may have to obtain export  licensing approval from the U.S. Department of Commerce - Bureau of Industry and Security and/or the U.S. Department of State - Directorate of Defense Trade Controls.  As such, applicants for this position - except US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, and protected individuals as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) - may have to go through an export licensing review process.   Analog Devices, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability

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Access Services Librarian, Framingham State University, Framingham, MA

Framingham State University is a vibrant comprehensive liberal arts institution located just 20 miles west of Boston.

Framingham State University is committed to Inclusive Excellence through collaborative and sustainable partnerships with faculty, staff, students and the greater community. At FSU, we encourage a supportive, diverse and collaborative environment in which we learn from each other through informed and open communication, institutional practices and community engagement. FSU provides a culturally relevant education that includes a beautiful campus with 53 undergraduate and graduate programs, a highly personalized teaching environment, and unparalleled commitment to excellence in diversity and inclusion.

Framingham State University is honored to be recognized for the third consecutive year as a recipient of the INSIGHT into Diversity prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award. The HEED award is the only national recognition honoring colleges and universities that exhibit outstanding efforts and success in the area of diversity and inclusion throughout their campuses.

Visit http://www.framingham.edu/careers to learn more about employment opportunities at Framingham State University.

Job Description:

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: The Access Services Librarian reports to and consults with the Dean of the Library on matters affecting public services and policies, and on all matters pertaining to the security and use of the library building. The Access Services Librarian performs a variety of managerial and operational duties that requires knowledge of library systems and procedures to provide access to the collection and assist patrons in the use of library resources and services. This highly visible position involves actively assisting library patrons and monitoring multiple library functions.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Supervisory Functions

  •  Supervises, trains, and evaluates the department's full-time employees.
  • Supervises, hires, schedules, and trains all part-time student assistants and evening staff assigned to the Access Services department.
  • Serves as the liaison to the Financial Aid office and authorizes payment for all work-study students assigned to the Library.
  • Resolves all problems involving scheduling and coverage of public service areas, keeps track of work-study pay records, and keeps the Dean informed about any staffing issues.

Access Services Functions

  • Oversees all Access Services functions and communicates and enforces the department's policies and procedures
  • Resolves problems concerning service, borrower eligibility, and copyright responsibility
  • Answers informational and directional questions
  • Oversees the work area and daily tasks associated with the automated circulation system, is involved in controlling delinquencies, collecting and depositing fines, providing access to print and electronic reserves, and communicating with the Registrar's and Business office regarding student debts to the Library
  • Hires, schedules, supervises, trains, and evaluates student assistants
  • Provides regular training sessions for student assistants and instructs patrons in the use of the on-line public access catalog.
  • Oversees all Inter-library loan procedures and reviews software packages for applications that improves efficiency and supports resource sharing
  • Responsible for maintaining and updating Access Services information on the Library's web page and for contributing to the Library's student-centered events and activities
  • Collects and monitors statistics on all Access Services activities for annual report to be submitted to the Dean
  • Oversees stack maintenance that includes reshelving, inventory projects, and general participation in the weeding process
  • Manages course reserves
  • Troubleshoots public computers, printers, photocopiers, iPads, and library equipment
  • Provides input on Access Services policies and issues to the Dean of the Library
  • Represents the Library at Minuteman Library Network's Circulation Policy Committee meetings and attends workshops and conferences to maintain and improve all Access Services functions
  • Expected to perform some Reference functions, such as assisting students with research questions, serving as an embedded librarian in courses on Blackboard course management system, and providing research instruction classes upon request
  • Expected to participate and contribute to the professional growth and development of the University community and carry out committee assignments and attend University functions (faculty meetings, commencement etc.) pursuant to the responsibilities as a professional.
  • Conducts general Library tours, as required and other duties, as assigned

Requirements:

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Masters degree in Library and Information Science from an A.L.A. accredited institution Evidence of the potential for a successful career in librarianship at an academic or research library
  • Ability to deliver and prioritize excellent customer service
  • Supervisory and training experience
  • Familiarity with online public access catalogs, ILL functions, basic copyright law, and policies and procedures related to public service.
  • Sensitivity to working in a diverse work environment
  • Ability to solve problems effectively and exercise good judgment
  • Adaptable and flexible
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Familiarity with print and electronic resources and the ability to provide training in the use of research materials
  • Ability to function both as a team member and a team leader
  • Proficiency with computers and electronic access technologies

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • A second subject Masters degree


Additional Information:

This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position in the MSCA bargaining unit. Salary commensurate with experience in accordance with Appendix O of the Massachusetts State College Association (union) contract. (http://mscaunion.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/MSCA-Day-CBA-2014-2017-final-revised.pdf) 

Framingham State University conducts Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) checks relative to prior criminal convictions and pending cases, as well as Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) checks relative to prior sexual offenses committed as an adult or juvenile on final candidates prior to an offer of employment for all positions. Framingham State University requires specific written authorization to conduct background checks. Failure to provide such authorization shall preclude your application from receiving further consideration.

Framingham State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions:

Candidates must apply online by submitting a cover letter, curriculum vitae/resume, and unofficial transcripts. Candidates must also provide the names and contact information for three professional references who will automatically be sent requests to electronically submit written letters of recommendation.

For full consideration, application materials must be received by May 18, 2017.

Framingham State University only accepts application materials through our online application system. We are unable to accept application materials through mail, email, fax, or hand delivery. If you experience technical issues with the online application process, please submit a helpdesk ticket.

Framingham State University understands that persons with specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance, please contact the Human Resources Office at 508-626-4530 or humanresources@framingham.edu.

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Assistant University Archivist, Brown University Library, Providence, RI

Brown University seeks an experienced, innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented individual for the position of Assistant University Archivist.

Reporting to the University Archivist, the Assistant University Archivist will participate in all aspects of University Archives & Manuscripts with a focus on supervision, acquisitions, arrangement and description, exhibits, technology, and digital projects.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Appraise, acquire, accession, and preserving University Archives records.
  • Arrange and describe University Archives records and create and update online finding aids.
  • Supervise staff, interns, and student employees.
  • Manage metadata for University Archives &amp; Manuscripts collections in its collection management system, online catalog, and related databases.
  • Develop and manage projects and workflow related to digitized and born-digital collections.
  • Provide reference and reproduction services to members of the Brown community and outside researchers.
  • Participate in the development of programs and exhibits that promote the objectives and contribute to the vision and mission of the library and University.
  • Participate in social media and website development for University Archives.
  • Generate reports and statistics for University Archives &amp; Manuscripts.
  • Serve on University and Library committees.
  • Participate in professional associations and activities.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • Master's degree from an ALA accredited school of library and information science, preferably with a concentration in archives or some advanced training in archives, manuscripts, and special collections.
  • Minimum of four years of experience in an archives or special collections environment.
  • Minimum of two years of experience.in an administrative position that includes successful management and supervision of staff.
  • Advanced proficiency with standards for archival description such as MARC, EAD, DACS, and EAC-CPF.
  • Familiarity with current developments in archival processing procedures.
  • Experience with archival database management systems (e.g. Archivists' Toolkit or ArchivesSpace) and online library catalogs (Millennium or other library catalogs).
  • Experience in digitization and understanding of metadata formats (MODS and METS).
  • Advanced computer skills, including database literacy (FileMaker Pro or other database management software).
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work creatively in a rapidly changing complex environment and to set priorities.
  • Ability to work independently, communicate effectively, and work in a team.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce bring to the workplace.

Preferred:

  • Experience with record retention policies and schedules.
  • Experience with preservation techniques.
  • Experience providing reference services.

To Apply: please visit Brown University's career opportunities website at: https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/staff-careers- brown/jobs and reference REQ133285.

Complete an application online, attach documents, and submit for immediate consideration. Documents should include cover letter, resume, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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Director of the Andrew Mellon Library, Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CT

Position Overview

Choate Rosemary Hall seeks a Director for the Andrew Mellon Library. The Director will articulate a clear strategic vision for the Library, and in translating this vision into concrete objectives, assume a leadership role both at the School and in the national conversation about such matters. The successful applicant will be a gifted manager, collaborator, and problem-solver who is well prepared to navigate the changing role of libraries today. In addition to overseeing the daily operation of the Library, the Director identifies and develops the educational program's resource needs and guides teachers and students in how best to take advantage of these resources.

Job Description

The Director of the Andrew Mellon Library is a 46-week administrative faculty position reporting to the Director of Studies.  He or she assumes overall responsibility for the Andrew Mellon Library and the Choate Rosemary Hall Archives, both during the academic year and for Choate Summer Programs.  

1. To fulfill these responsibilities, the Director of the Andrew Mellon Library

  • promotes the library program within and beyond the school:
    • establishes, in concert with the Director of Studies, the priorities for library programs and monitors progress towards those goals.
    • promotes the library as a cultural and intellectual center, including hosting and planning events and exhibits.
    • actively participates in the life of the School, integrating the Library into the core of the academic program by making connections with faculty and students.
    • identifies and implements best practices and new technologies in libraries and information technology, seeking opportunities to improve the program and leverage emerging resources and technologies.
    • works with library faculty to engage students, faculty, and the greater school community and encourage and support their use of the library
    • collaborates with Development and Alumni Relations as appropriate to gain external support for the library program
    • develops and maintains relationships with library professionals at other secondary and post-secondary institutions and stays abreast of trends and best practices in library management
  • directs library operations:
    • manages the budget for all Library programs and stewards endowed library accounts and library-restricted gifts.
    • establishes procedures for efficient library operations and ensures the appropriate academic atmosphere.
    • collaborates with the School Archivist to ensure that the archive program is well managed and evolves to meet the needs of the school.
    • works with Information Technology Services, Facilities Services, and ABM to maintain the library's technology and physical plant.
  • supervises library personnel:
    • encourages library faculty to be imaginative in their areas of leadership/responsibilities and to seek out professional development opportunities. works with the library and archive staff to support them in the execution of their specific responsibilities.
    • maintains job descriptions for each member of the library staff, supervises their work, and evaluates their performance annually.
  • manages the library collection:
    • actively participates in the acquisition program by reading a wide variety of reviews for print, non-print, and electronic resources.
    • collaborates with librarians and faculty to make final acquisition decisions regarding print, non-print, and electronic resources, ensuring that the collection supports teaching and learning.
    • directs and participates in the formal weeding of the collection to ensure that it features the best material available.
    • curates student and faculty work as appropriate for display and/or retention within the collection
  • oversees access, instruction, and reference:
    • collaborates with librarians, ITS, and web manager to ensure that the library website is an effective gateway to all library resources.
    • works with the library cataloger and database manager to ensure that the library catalog is a stable, consistent, and effective tool for information retrieval.
    • encourages departments and faculty to collaborate with librarians to ensure that students acquire appropriate information literacy and research skills.
    • prepares general orientation sessions and demonstrates specific databases to classes as requested.
    • works with students on a one-on- one basis to teach them how to find appropriate materials and use advanced library databases.

2.  The Director of the Andrew Mellon Library carries residential life and advising responsibilities.  

3.  The Director of the Andrew Mellon Library takes on other duties as assigned by the Headmaster, Dean of Faculty, or Director of Studies.  

Qualifications:

An MLS or relevant credentials in education, demonstrated leadership in academic library services, and five or more years of experience in library program management are required. The successful candidate will be a patient and focused visionary, able to collaborate with varied constituencies, and bring distinctive personal and professional energy to a community that holds high standards for citizenship and hard work. We are seeking candidates with knowledge or experience of student engagement, pedagogical practices, and assessment of student learning outcomes.

Spring 2017

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Kathy White, Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Faculty, at kwhite@choate.edu. Please include the position you are applying for in subject line.

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Youth Services Librarian, Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge, MA

HOURS OF WORK: 37.5 hours. Initial hours are Mondays, 10:30am - 7:00pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays Thursdays, and Fridays from 8:30am-5:00pm. The position also works every third Saturday from 8:30-5 instead of Friday that week. Candidates are expected to have a flexible approach to hours and will be assigned hours and locations to meet the needs of the Department and the Library.

UNION AFFILIATION: CPLSA, Local 4928

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Assists the Manager of Youth Services with the day-to-day operation of the Youth Services Department, including the dissemination of information and materials to children, parents, teachers, and others, and the acquisition and maintenance of the necessary resources to do so.

  • Performs duties necessary to the daily operation of the Youth Services Department
  • Provides reader's advisory, library instruction and orientation, and reference services to individuals and groups
  • Performs functions related to circulation control, including issuing new library cards, placing holds, check-ins, checkouts, inquiries, renewal, and data entry
  • Provides exceptional and engaging service to the public
  • Assists in implementing the library collection development policy in accordance with the allocated departmental budget, while selecting, merchandizing, evaluating, maintaining, and weeding children's materials
  • Compiles booklists
  • Works closely with the Manager of Youth Services and other youth services staff to plan, implement, and manage innovative programs to meet the needs of children of all ages, as well as parents, caregivers, teachers, and others. Evaluates programs and analyzes successes and failures.
  • Participates in direct library outreach to groups at out-of- library sites, including schools, preschools, day care centers, youth centers and other community groups. Maintains good public relations with these groups and agencies.
    • Conducts outreach (e.g. book talks, programs, and library instruction/orientations) to groups at out-of- library sites
  • Prepares displays and merchandizing materials
  • Assists in compiling statistics
  • Attends system-wide meetings of youth services librarians for in-service training and/or to plan and implement system-wide children's programs, when possible
  • Operates audio-visual equipment in the presentation of library programs
  • Uses online social media to promote and implement library services
  • Participates in assigned committees
  • May assume supervisory responsibility for Youth Services Department in the absence of the Manager of Youth Services
  • Any other duties required for the good of the service area and the library

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: A master's degree from an accredited school of library science is required. At least two years of experience in providing direct service to children in a library or educational setting is also required. In exceptional instances, specialized education, training, and/or experience may be substituted for part of the educational requirement.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the library's mission, goals, and objectives
  • A broad knowledge and appreciation of children's literature and children's media, including a thorough knowledge of classic and contemporary children's literature from pre-school through high school. A broad knowledge of digital and multimedia materials and electronic resources, including social media and communication tools
  • Ability to work as a collaborative team member and maintain strong communication with Youth Services staff
  • Ability to adapt seamlessly to each working area
  • Knowledge and experience in planning programs appropriate for the age levels and capabilities of target audiences
  • Knowledge of current issues and legislation affecting children in the community and in society
  • Good communication skills, including the ability to work well and communicate constructively with both children and adults
  • A broad knowledge of the intellectual, emotional, psychological, and physical development of children and adolescents is essential
  • A dedication and respect for children and an ability to establish rapport with them
  • Experience working with children individually and in group settings
  • Working knowledge of urban public library concepts and techniques
  • Knowledge of current technology, technological trends, and operation of related equipment
  • Flexibility, imitative, energy, patience, and tact to deal effectively with the public
  • Excellent people and reference skills
  • Familiarity with online circulation systems and online searching is required
  • Creativity Resourcefulness Patience Initiative Enthusiasm Maturity
  • Adaptability and dependability to work well in a team situation, and flexibility in staffing situations

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Physically able to operate a variety of technical equipment such as computers, scanners, printers, and mobile devices. Ability to sit and use computer workstation, including keyboard and visual display terminal, for extended periods of time. Strength to push or pull a loaded book cart which can weigh in excess of 100 pounds on level floor and up ramp, to lift or maneuver onto cart loads of up to 50 pounds, and to carry cartons of books. Must be able to pay close attention to details and concentrate on work with frequent interruptions. 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 and to supervise the Children's Room. Sufficient manual dexterity which permits the employee to type. Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes which permits the employee to re-shelve library materials and work at public service desks. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Works in assigned area, including office areas, training rooms, and various library and off-site locations, as necessary. Normal office exposure to noise, stress and interruptions in a lively, urban public library. Attends and participates in continuing educational programs designed to keep abreast of changes in profession.

RATE: $27.48 per hour to $31.50 per hour in five steps

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applicants submit a job bidding form and 2 copies of both your resume and letter of interest; external applicants submit both your resume and letter of interest by 8pm on the closing date via email to: employment@cambridgema.gov or to Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02139. Fax 617-349- 4312

CLOSING DATE: 5/15/17

THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. WOMEN, MINORITIES, VETERANS, AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. CITY OF CAMBRIDGE RESIDENTS ARE ESPECIALLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

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Librarian, Cambridge Friends School, Cambridge, MA

Cambridge Friends School is seeking a 70% Librarian for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Cambridge Friends School is dedicated to providing an outstanding education guided by Quaker principles. We engage students in meaningful academic learning within a caring community strongly committed to social justice. CFS is embarking upon the second implementation year of its ambitious five-year strategic plan. The school's strength is its Quaker inspired mission and the tremendous passion the educators, students, parents, friends, and trustees have for the school. We seek candidates who will add to the racial, cultural, and gender diversity of the school community.

The librarian is responsible for all aspects of the library program and facilities, works with and supervises an experienced, part-time library assistant and several volunteers, and ensures that the library's collection and technology resources complement, enhance, and extend the school's mission and educational program. The librarian teaches many classes each week and works closely with the students, faculty, and families.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The librarian will:

  • Ensure that the library's collection and technical resources support and advance the school's Quaker philosophy, social justice mission, educational program, and the diverse needs and interests of the community.
  • Design and teach weekly classes for students in many grades, with an engaging and challenging curriculum that supports and/or complements the classroom teaching and which includes instruction in literature, reference, and library skills.
  • Provide additional library classes as requested by faculty in the areas of literature and research for all grades.
  • Create a welcoming environment for all members of the community, including students, faculty, families, and guests.
  • Support and encourage an appreciation of literature and a love of reading and learning.
  • Develop and maintain a collection of resources appropriate to the school's mission, curriculum, the students, the families, and the instructional strategies of the school's faculty.
  • Participate in programming and activities that involve collaboration with specialists, faculty, families, guest authors/illustrators and that enhance the library's role in the life of the school and wider community.
  • Collaborate with classroom teachers in the curriculum design process.
  • Respond to the community's specific needs and requests for books and other resources.
  • Maintain an attractive, dynamic, current, and well-stocked library conducive to reading, studying, and research.
  • Develop policies and programming that will support information literacy.
  • Provide bibliographic and reference services for teachers and students.
  • Empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, and knowledgeable researchers.
  • Working with the library assistant, help to maintain the online library catalog and circulation system.
  • In coordination with the technology department, evaluate and purchase technical equipment.
  • Maintain regular contact with the school community through publications and online media.
  • Act as an advocate of the library, share expertise, and participate in community events.
  • Oversee the school's annual Used-Books Book Sale, a community event, with the help of the book sale coordinator and parent volunteers.
  • Network with local librarians, maintain active memberships in professional associations, and promote the school in the wider community.
  • Facilitate personal growth through professional development opportunities. 

Common Qualification Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree; Master's degree in Library Science, Information Studies, or a similar field strongly preferred
  • Additional degree in Education a plus
  • Significant experience with children's libraries and programming
  • Significant experience in teaching
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Committed to diversity and the school's mission
  • Passionate about working with and inspiring students and their families
  • Demonstrated success collaborating with faculty to enable/enhance student learning
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills

Qualified candidates should send a letter of interest, resume, completed application, and references, with the position in the subject line to: Cambridge Friends School, Human Resources, 5 Cadbury Road, Cambridge, MA 02140 FAX 617.876.1815 or email to humanresources@cfsmass.org.

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Call for Papers: RAILS 2017

Theme: Playing and learning together: Interdisciplinary research and teaching
Location: City West Campus, University of South Australia, Adelaide
Conference Dates: 28-30 November, 2017
Submission deadline: Monday, 17 July 2017
Acceptance notification: Friday, 1 September 2017

The 2017 RAILS conference will be hosted by the School of Information Technology and Mathematical Sciences, University of South Australia, and held at UniSA's City West Campus, Adelaide, South Australia, from 28-30 November 2017.

The conference will include:

  • the Australasian Information Educators' Symposium 2017 (AIES 2017) on the morning of Tuesday, 28 November;
  • a Doctoral Workshop on the afternoon of Tuesday, 28 November; and 
  • the formal RAILS conference on Wednesday, 29 November and Thursday, 30 November 2017. 

Educators, research students and practitioners are encouraged to submit papers on the conference theme, "Playing and learning together: interdisciplinary teaching and research", which focuses on building partnerships between researchers, practitioners, and educators to ensure that a culture of interdisciplinary research and teaching is nurtured in the information studies field. Papers focusing on strengthening research practices in the field will also be considered. Proposals with a focus on professional or continuing education and teaching will be allocated to the AIES 2017 component of the conference.

Proposals for full papers (20 minutes with 10 minutes for Q&A) are invited, as well as panel discussions (30 minutes including Q &A) as well as posters showcasing works in progress or completed research projects. Abstracts for AIES and RAILS should include implications for practice, and research-focused papers should identify key learnings for practice. The closing date for all submissions is extended to Monday, 17 July 2017 Acceptance notifications will be Friday, 1 September 2017.

All proposals as are to be submitted through the EasyChair system. If you have any questions about the submission process, please contact Dr Diane Velasquez  (diane.velasquez@unisa.edu.au).

Full Papers

  1. Paper submissions must include:
  2. Names and contact information for all contributors
  3. Title of paper
  4. Enter 3 to 5 keywords
  5. Choose Full paper as the Paper type
  6. Do not complete the abstract box available in the EasyChair template, instead please upload your extended abstract of up to 500 words in PDF format. References may be included, beyond the allowed 500 words
  7. As all extended abstracts will be blind peer reviewed, please ensure that author names and affiliations do not appear on the submitted document

Panel discussions

Panel discussion submissions must include:

  1. Names and contact information for all contributors
  2. Title of panel discussion
  3. Enter 3 to 5 keywords
  4. Choose Panel discussion as the Paper type
  5. An abstract or brief description of up to 250 words, entered in the text box available in the template for abstracts

Posters

Poster submissions must include:

  1. Names and contact information for all contributors
  2. Title of poster presentation
  3. Enter 3 to 5 keywords
  4. Choose Poster as the Paper type
  5. An abstract or brief description of up to 250 words, entered in the text box available in the template for abstracts

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On-Call Children's Librarian, Forbes Library, Northampton, MA

Position:Intermittent Part Time: scheduled hours will vary, un-benefitted position


Responsibilities:

  • Shelve books and other material
  • Perform daily operations of the Children's circulation desk: check material in and out, process ILL materials, and provide quality customer service to patrons
  • Direct patrons to appropriate staff
  • Involved with opening and closing procedures
  • Other duties as required

Qualifications:
Required:

  • Experience working with children
  • Ability to multitask & work under pressure in an environment that requires adaptability and flexibility
  • Ability to work independently and follow oral & written instructions
  • Strong interpersonal skills; works productively in a team atmosphere with co-workers and supervisors
  • Ability to move around the library: stand, walk, sit, bend, climb, kneel, carry and stoop; Ability to use hand and finger motion with enough manual dexterity to use computers and handle library items. Ability to move and/or transport objects weighing 5 to 20 pounds, and push or pull carts loaded with materials.
  • Flexible schedule, and summer availability: some Saturday hours may be required.

Preferred:

  • Familiarity with Evergreen circulation software
  • Experience working in a library with young patrons
  • Background in children's literature

Salary: $11.00 per hour
Starting Date: ASAP
Closing date: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled.
Contact: Please send resume and cover letter to Sarah Johnson by email: sjohnson@forbeslibrary.org

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Executive Director, Spokane County Library District, Spokane, WA

The Executive Director serves as Chief Executive Officer of Spokane County Library District, providing leadership and vision to fulfill the mission of the Library District. The Executive Director implements policies and directives of the Board of Trustees and supports the Board's governance and fiduciary responsibilities. With the support of the executive leadership team, the Executive Director is responsible for all operations of the District including Human Resources, Finance, Technology, Communication, Collection Development, and Public Services.

Recruitment Brochure
Executive Director job description

Required Qualifications & Experience

  • M.L.S. or equivalent
  • Certification by the State Board for Certification of Librarians as required by RCW 27.04.055
  • Eight years progressively responsible professional library management experience with at least five years recent professional senior level management experience in a public library

How to Apply

To be considered for this opportunity, please submit: 

  • A letter of interest setting forth how you are the ideal candidate.
  • A resume detailing your demonstrated experience and career accomplishments relevant to this position.

Please email your Application Package to the Chief Human Resources Officer, Toni Costa at tcosta@scld.org, indicating the position of Executive Director in the subject line.

This recruitment is open until filled, preference will be given to applications received by May 15, 2017.

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Part-Time Library Teacher, The Fenn School, Concord, MA

The Fenn School, a grade 4-9 boys' day school in Concord, MA, seeks an innovative and experienced educator with a strong background in children's literature, educational technology and an interest in design thinking and integrated, problem-based research for the part-time (75% with benefits) position of LIBRARY TEACHER. The successful candidate for this position will enjoy working closely with faculty to design and co-teach a library curriculum that includes digital citizenship, information literacy, love of literature and critical thinking skills.

The library teacher will be asked to instruct students individually or in groups in skills related to locating, selecting, and accessing print and digital resources for research or enjoyment; evaluating resources and ethically synthesizing information found in these resources; and promoting critical thinking, design thinking, and problem-based research. The library teacher will also be expected to assist teachers by integrating information and research skills into the classroom curriculum; by collaborating with teachers to develop inquiry-based units and activities; by integrating digital citizenship and literacy into classroom curriculum; by suggesting innovative ways to update research projects using Web 2.0 and educational apps; and by cultivating a sense of empathy by incorporating underrepresented voices into classroom literature. Finally, this individual will develop an active reader's advisory service for students and faculty and conduct regular book talks.

Additional responsibilities include organizing and maintaining a welcoming library environment; conducting traditional and electronic research using academic databases; assisting with source selection and evaluation and building of LibGuides; maintaining and developing a diverse print and cloud-based library collection; monitoring library space and providing assistance during peak student hours; assisting with library administration (ordering, cataloguing and processing materials conducting annual inventory, updating patron reports and run over dues); compiling with assistance reading book lists; and creating library displays The successful candidate will be a proactive and collaborative individual who can build positive, productive relationships with faculty and students; set priorities, meet deadlines, and follow up on assignments with minimal direction; conduct work despite frequent interruptions associated with providing library services and monitoring the library; and manage and delegate tasks to a volunteer corps.

Interested candidates are asked to submit the following materials:

  • A letter of interest
  • A current resume
  • A statement of educational philosophy
  • List of five references with contact information

Please submit materials electronically via email attachment to Stephen Farley, Assistant Headmaster for the Academic Program at the following email address sfarley@fenn.org. Receipt of materials will be acknowledged via email.

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Library Assistant, South Hadley Public Library, South Hadley, MA

With the integration of town-wide library services, the Gaylord Memorial Library will become a branch of the South Hadley Public Library on July 1, 2017. 

The Town of South Hadley seeks qualified applicants for the position of Library Assistant.  The successful candidate must be organized, driven to provide excellent customer service, committed to teamwork, and display initiative to maintain and improve upon the efficiency and effectiveness of public library services.

The Library Assistant performs basic library services, clerical work, and public assistance.  This position works 15 hours per week at $14.35 per hour.

The position is a union position with a work schedule that includes evening and weekend hours.  Please review the full job description for a complete list of duties and responsibilities.  The job descriptions are listed with each job posting on the town's website.

Posting will be active until positions are filled.

To submit an application please visit our website at http://southhadleyma.gov/Jobs.aspx

The Town of South Hadley is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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Youth Program Coordinator (Part-Time), South Hadley Public Library, South Hadley, MA

With the integration of town-wide library services, the Gaylord Memorial Library will become a branch of the South Hadley Public Library on July 1, 2017. 

The Town of South Hadley seeks qualified applicants for the position of Youth Program Coordinator.  The successful candidate must be organized, driven to provide excellent customer service, committed to teamwork, and display initiative to maintain and improve upon the efficiency and effectiveness of public library services.

The Youth Program Coordinator is responsible for maintaining and improving upon the efficiency and effectiveness of children and teen services.  This position works 15 hours per week at $14.35 per hour.

The position is a union position with a work schedule that includes evening and weekend hours.  Please review the full job description for a complete list of duties and responsibilities.  The job descriptions are listed with each job posting on the town's website.

Posting will be active until positions are filled.

To submit an application please visit our website at http://southhadleyma.gov/Jobs.aspx

The Town of South Hadley is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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Branch Librarian (Part-Time), South Hadley Public Library, South Hadley, MA

With the integration of town-wide library services, the Gaylord Memorial Library will become a branch of the South Hadley Public Library on July 1, 2017. 

The Town of South Hadley seeks qualified applicants for the position of Branch Librarian..  The successful candidate must be organized, driven to provide excellent customer service, committed to teamwork, and display initiative to maintain and improve upon the efficiency and effectiveness of public library services.

The Branch Librarian is a professional position responsible for the operation of a branch library and overseeing daily building security and maintenance. This position works 25 hours per week at an annual salary of $26,250.

The position is a union position with a work schedule that includes evening and weekend hours.  Please review the full job description for a complete list of duties and responsibilities.  The job descriptions are listed with each job posting on the town's website.

Posting will be active until positions are filled.

To submit an application please visit our website at http://southhadleyma.gov/Jobs.aspx

The Town of South Hadley is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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Business Researcher (Part-Time), Harvard Business School Baker Library, Boston, MA

Be a part of the Baker Library information product team - Knowledge and Library Services, Harvard Business School (Part-time; no benefits)

Key responsibilities

  • Leverage the holdings of Baker Library's digital collections and third party databases/information sources in the creation of information products
  • Business research experience including the ability to read and interpret financial statements 
  • Research, curate, and synthesize content for business topics, industries or companies
  • Business writing experience: clearly and concisely synthesize and analyze multiple sources to develop new information resources, including  bibliographic essays, company overviews and other products
  • Produce digital products using multiple platforms & formats (Silverpop, Zotero, HTML)
  • Pro-actively participate and clearly communicate in multi-step, multi-person production processes

Basic Qualifications (Required for this position):

  • Master's degree or equivalent graduate education in Library/Information Science, Business Administration, or other relevant discipline (will consider pre-matriculated students in the above graduate programs).
  • Professional-level information research work experience.
  • Expert knowledge of business information sources; broad knowledge of business topics including corporate finance, accounting, business history, etc.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in the use of common tools (ex: content management systems, curation and publishing) for information access, management, analysis, and presentation
  • Excellent organizational, writing, communication, and interpersonal skills; a superb team player 

Additional Qualifications (Preferred Skills, Experience, Credentials needed for this position):

  • Ability to take initiative and thrive in an evolving and collaborative environment and produce timely, high quality results
  • Highly developed skills in information organization, presentation and delivery; critical thinking; customer service; initiative
  • Flexible and creative in the uses and management of available resources and in identifying, evaluating, accessing, and employing new resources
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team environment

Schedule:  up to 17 hours per week

Pay Rate: Hourly rate dependent on qualifications and experience.

To apply: Please submit resumé and cover letter to Jennifer Wilson, IPS Program Manager at bakerip@hbs.edu or Baker Library, Knowledge and Library Services, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA  02163.  No phone calls please. Note that resumés submitted without a cover letter will not be considered.

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Head of Young Adult Services, Sunderland Public Library, Sunderland, MA

The Sunderland Public Library (Sunderland, Massachusetts) seeks a creative and enthusiastic Head of Young Adult Services to manage services for the teen and tween population. The Head of Young Adult Services is responsible for providing administrative, professional, and supervisory work in the area of Young Adult Services. The Head of Young Adult Services is responsible for collection development of young adult materials, young adult program planning, and assists in other library operations. Specific duties include:

  • Provides a vision for the Sunderland Public Library's young adult department and implements strategies to achieve that vision.
  • Selects and purchases all library materials for young adults.
  • Catalogs all incoming young adult materials.
  • Plans, schedules, and leads events for young adults.
  • Provides circulation, reference, and technology assistance for patrons of all ages.

This is a part-time (8 - 15 hours per week), non-benefited position. Starting salary is $15.00 per hour.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma.
  • Experience working with young adults ages 11 - 18.
  • Experience providing customer service.
  • Enjoyment of working with diverse patrons of all ages.
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development.
  • Creativity.
  • Comfort using a variety of technologies including computers, printers, photocopiers, eReaders, and mobile devices.
  • Willingness to learn new technologies.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and assess priorities in a busy setting.
  • Ability to maintain composure and treat patrons with kindness in a busy setting.
  • Ability to work some evenings and Saturdays.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree.
  • Experience working in libraries.
  • Experience using Evergreen ILS.

To apply for this position, please mail or email a cover letter, resume, and three (3) professional references to:
Katherine Hand, Library Director
Sunderland Public Library
20 School Street
Sunderland, MA 01375
director@sunderlandpubliclibrary.org

Applications will be accepted until May 1, 2017.  The Town of Sunderland is an EEO/AA employer. 

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NELIG Annual Conference

Designing Your Instruction: Lessons, Programs, and Spaces

The New England Library Instruction Group is pleased to announce its annual conference, which will be held Friday, June 9, 2017 at Fitchburg State University in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. The program, "Designing Your Instruction: Lessons, Programs, and Spaces," will explore ways that librarians incorporate design in developing information literacy lessons, programs, and spaces. Please join us to listen, share, and learn effective tactics, events, and strategies for engaging in new ways of designing instruction.

Visit the NELIG Annual program site (http://nelig.acrlnec.org/content/2017-nelig-annual-program) for more information on program speakers and breakout sessions. When you register, please indicate which of the concurrent breakout sessions you would like to attend.

Registration is $45 for members, $55 for non-members, and $15 for the unemployed or students.

Special accommodation rates are available at the DoubleTree by Hilton on Leominster. Please note: The last day to receive the special room rate is May 9, 2017. Registrations for rooms after that date are subject to the hotel's regular rates.

We hope to see you there! 

Eric Shannon, NELIG Co-Chair & Annual Program Committee Co-Chair
Melinda Malik, NELIG Co-Chair Elect & Annual Program Committee Co-Chair

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Outreach Librarian/Assistant Professor, Riverside City College, Riverside, CA

Job Description
Riverside City College is seeking outstanding candidates for the position of Outreach Librarian/Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will plan, implement, and assess library in-reach/outreach programs across college and community groups to facilitate student information literacy and address the academic support needs of non-traditional, underrepresented, and transfer students.

Education:
American Library Association (ALA) accredited master's degree in Library Science or Library Information Science, or an equivalent advanced degree.

Experience:

  • Experience developing and implementing library/ information literacy outreach initiatives.
  • Experience promoting libraries through social media, integrating library resources in learning management platforms, and creating media to facilitate library access/use.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

PREFERRED QUALICATIONS:

  • Academic library experience.
  • Familiarity with event/conference planning.
  • Experience with bilingual students.

Licenses/Certifications: 
May require the ability to get to a variety of off-campus locations. If operating a vehicle, must have the ability to secure and maintain a valid California driver license, and maintain an insurable driving record acceptable to the District's insurance carrier.

Other: 
Evidence of a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students (E.C. 87360a).

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Identify outreach opportunities and strategic partnerships with college departments and programs emphasizing the educational and academic support role of the library for student success initiatives.
  2. Develop liaison relationships with the college's feeder high schools and institutions of higher of education.
  3. Coordinate the library's representation at college and community events.
  4. Lead the library's social media initiatives.
  5. Develop, implement, and assess information literacy instructional activities, services, and materials in a variety of learning modalities.
  6. Coordinate use of library's exhibit spaces.
  7. Participate in librarian duties including reference desk, collection development, and library orientations.

Assignments are based upon the assumption of workload of forty hours weekly, including but not limited to conducting classes, class preparation, student evaluation, office hours, committee work, curriculum and program development, student learning outcomes assessment, program review, student activities, and other duties per the bargaining unit agreement.

Institutional service activities are expected of all faculty members.

Participation in discipline/department decision making processes and work regarding curriculum, program development, Improvement of Instruction, and other professional matters are also expected of all department faculty.

Responsibilities also include maintaining standards of professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professional position.
 

Announcement and application information: https://jobs.rcc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=57107 

Closing date is May 5, 2017.

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Information Research Specialist, Baker Library Research Services, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA

The Information Research Specialist is a valued member of Baker Research Services (BRS), a team of librarians, MBAs, statisticians, and economists with deep expertise working with licensed and publicly available data sources. BRS provides support to Harvard Business School faculty and doctoral students across the research spectrum--from advising on best resources for a project, to managing research projects from beginning to end, to finding innovative ways to communicate research findings, and more.

Learn more about our services at: https://www.library.hbs.edu/Services/Services-for-Faculty-Staff/Baker-Research-Services and https://www.library.hbs.edu/Services/Services-for-Doctoral-Students/Baker-Research-Services-for-Doctoral-Students

Working Relationships:

  • Reports to the Senior Manager, Baker Research Services.
  • Works closely with HBS faculty, doctoral students, and research associates.
  • Contributes to the goals and priorities of Baker Research Services and Knowledge and Library Services.
  • Works closely with subject matter, content, and technical experts across Knowledge and Library Services, HBS and the Harvard University community.

Responsibilities:

  • The Information Research Specialist in Baker Research Services:
  • Supports the creation of original intellectual property by Harvard Business School (HBS) faculty and doctoral students in form of scholarly articles and books, cases, conference presentations, course materials, and testimony.
  • Consults with researchers to determine their needs; participates in the design of research projects to satisfy those needs; and acts with independence and initiative to implement project designs efficiently.
  • Accesses and extracts information from data in a variety of formats and from a variety of sources (e.g., web, primary materials, and secondary materials) for literature searches, research data projects, case updates, etc.
  • Explains data to untrained users; prepares informative and illustrative exhibits and explanations; plans, conducts, and presents results of analytical procedures, possibly including statistical analysis.
  • Participates in Baker Library and Harvard Library committees, working groups, events, etc.

Basic Qualifications

  • Masters degree or equivalent graduate education in Library/Information Science, Economics, Statistics, Business Administration or other relevant discipline. 
  • Minimum 3+ years experience applicable work experience.

Additional Qualifications

  • Experience with citation management tools such as Endnote, Refworks, Zotero.
  • Proficiency with data visualization tools (Tableau, D3, R) and related coding languages a plus
  • Broad knowledge of business topics including corporate finance, accounting, business history, etc.; solid understanding of business and economics concepts and related quantitative measures.
  • Expert knowledge of business information sources--standard third-party business databases including, but not limited to Bloomberg, CRSP, CapIQ/Research Insight/Compustat, Datastream, Factset, and Thomson One.
  • Experience with literature databases, particularly business literature databases (Factiva, EBSCO, LexisNexis); tools and strategies for searching through them; organizing voluminous search results; and integrating them with data from other sources.
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Excel and/or other analytical tools such as SAS and Stata.
  • Highly-developed skills and creativity in information research, organization, presentation and delivery; excellent critical thinking skills; superb customer service. Able to produce timely, high quality results under pressure.
  • Demonstrated record of managing client relationships, setting priorities, meeting multiple deadlines and sharing workloads and projects with a research team.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with others. Ability to collaborate and contribute to group projects and participate on committees and working groups within the department, across Knowledge and Library Services, and across the Harvard Library.
  • Second Masters degree in related field desirable.
  • Work experience in an academic environment or a special library is desired.

Additional Information

Our expectations are that employees of HBS adhere to and represent our Community Values. They are:

  • Respect for the rights, differences, and dignity of others
  • Honesty and integrity in dealing with all members of the community
  • Accountability for personal behavior

Cover Letter is Required.
Follow us on Twitter @HBSJobs
Explore HBS Work Culture at http://www.hbs.edu/employment/ and learn about other Employment Opportunities.
Harvard Business School will not offer visa sponsorship for this opportunity.

To apply for this position: http://bit.ly/2odiVZC

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Public Services Manager, Baker Library Research Services, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA

Baker Library Special Collections is seeking an innovative and enthusiastic special collections professional who is eager to lead a collaborative reference and public services team in providing outstanding reference and research support to the Harvard University scholarly community as well as visiting scholars from around the world both within the reading room and virtually.

Learn more about our collections at https://www.library.hbs.edu/Find/Collections-Archives/Special-Collections/Collections and our exhibits- https://www.library.hbs.edu/Find/Special-Collections-Exhibits

Reference and Public Services

Reporting to the Director of Special Collections, the Manager is responsible for the development, planning and organization of Special Collections reference and public services in the de Gaspé Beaubien Reading Room and virtually for the Harvard University research communities and visiting scholars from around the globe. Leads the reference and public services team in the collaborative and team-oriented provision of services.

  • In collaboration with the Collections & Research team, develops and implements policies and procedures for collection access and reading room services for issues such as copyright, privacy and confidentiality that result from working with contemporary archival materials and digital resources, in accordance with national standards and best practices.
  • Leads the public service team's support of research and course services offered to HBS and Harvard University faculty and doctoral students by the collections & research team.
  • Manages the digitization of Special Collections materials to fulfill researcher requests, outreach projects and for preservation purposes. Tracks the budget and acts as the primary liaison with various digitization vendors.
  • Creatively evaluates new technologies for opportunities to enhance on-campus and virtual reference. Responsible for updating and expanding the Special Collections public services content on the Baker Library discovery platform. Serves as the primary lead for the potential implementation of Aeon.
  • Documents the usage of Special Collections services, including collecting statistics for the full array of public service activities; producing quarterly and annual reports; noting trends in usage and recommending responses to these trends.
  • Anticipates researchers' future research needs and identifies opportunities for innovative expansion and enhancement of services and reach to various audiences.
  • Oversees 1 staff member and 3 to 4 temporary staff, and manages their recruitment as needed. Reviews performance and annual goal setting process including any appropriate professional development.

Collection Management

  • Assists the Director in ensuring the highest standards of collection security.
  • Responsible for the Special Collections stacks and collection control, ensuring that all location guides and databases are accurate and materials are properly stored. Fulfills the registrarial function by managing all in-coming and outgoing loans.
  • Acts as the primary Baker Library liaison with the Harvard Depository. Manages incoming and outgoing collection materials for the depository-- ensures maintenance of accurate records regarding new accessions and deaccessions from the depository. Tracks specific budget line items in the budget tied to the Harvard Depository and off-site storage.

Outreach Program

  • Contributes to Outreach initiatives including the development of physical and virtual exhibits and publications and coordinating outreach efforts such as tours and social media.

Other

  • Actively contributes to Baker Library teams focused on customer services and priorities.
  • Represents Baker Library Special Collections on Harvard Library committees and working groups to develop Harvard wide public services activities, policies, and procedures.
  • Responsible for managing/tracking expenses

Basic Qualifications

  • Master's degree is required preferably in library science from an ALA-accredited institution, or a graduate degree in archival studies, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 5+ years of experience in general reference and special collections preferably in an academic or  research library.
  • 2+years of management and supervisory experience.

Additional Qualifications

  • Commitment to planning, implementing and assessing customer services and the role of primary source documents in the scholarly research process. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a scholarly community, including faculty and students.
  • Proven excellent organizational and management skills, as well as effectiveness in balancing and completing multiple assignments and complex projects.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to work creatively and collaboratively, playing a leadership role within a team-based approach to reference and public services.
  • Knowledge of emerging trends and technologies in the archival field with a specific focus on public services.
  • Familiarity with accepted conservation and preservation methods applied to rare book and manuscript collections.
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a demanding and rapidly changing environment.
  • Graduate coursework or training in the management of archives and/or rare books.
  • Strong subject knowledge of American social, business and cultural history.
  • Strong foundation in intellectual property issues related to libraries, archives, and special collections
  • Ability to analyze, learn, and implement evolving technologies.
  • Experience coordinating digitization projects with a wide array of formats.
  • Experience in producing exhibits, web sites and/or printed materials.
  • Familiarity with Aeon

Additional Information

  • Works closely with Special Collections staff, especially in coordinating the collaborative and team-oriented provision of specialized reference and public services assistance.
  • Actively contributes to Baker Library teams focused on customer services and priorities.
  • Collaborates with the Manager, Public Services and Contemporary Collections in the development and provision of public services policies, procedures, and activities.
  • Represents Baker Library Special Collections on Harvard Library committees and working groups to develop Harvard wide public services activities, policies, and procedures.
  • Coordinates with Harvard Depository staff as needed on management of Historical Collections materials housed at the Depository.

Our expectations are that employees of HBS adhere to and represent our Community Values. They are:

  • Respect for the rights, differences, and dignity of others
  • Honesty and integrity in dealing with all members of the community
  • Accountability for personal behavior

Cover Letter is Required.
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Explore HBS Work Culture at http://www.hbs.edu/employment/ and learn about other Employment Opportunities.
Harvard Business School will not offer visa sponsorship for this opportunity.

To apply for this position: http://bit.ly/2mMQt3P

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Electronic Services Specialist, Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC), Boston, MA

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) is looking for a library technologist to help us move statewide library services forward. MBLC is the state library agency for Massachusetts.

When you see a really clever website, do you think to yourself, "I wish my library could do something like that"? Do you like to tinker, and continually improve your library's presence on the web?  As a library, you have data. Do you ever mash it up to present it to your users in new and interesting ways?

Are you a strong communicator who can talk tech to techies, librarian-ese to librarians and plain English to the rest of the world? Can you think creatively about technical issues like providing seamless access to electronic content for library patrons statewide, and do you have the skill and motivation to figure out how to make that happen?

Consider joining a great team of library consultants at the MBLC. We are looking for a librarian with a diverse portfolio of web skills and a strong desire to whip all kinds of virtual library services into shape. We want to continually improve our own web offerings and to help libraries throughout the Commonwealth improve theirs. Statewide services should be as easy to use as possible, and libraries should be able to leverage their own investments in e-content.

As the electronic services specialist, you will manage all MBLC websites.  You will lead procurements, participate in the development of statewide resource sharing projects, such as the Commonwealth Catalog and statewide database licensing. You will create grants and manage grant offerings to help libraries improve their virtual services. And you will develop workshops and presentations for the library community.

Qualifications

This position requires both competence with web technologies and project management.

  • Thorough knowledge of contemporary web development best practices, including: web usability, responsive design, service design, content strategy, and information architecture.
  • Thorough knowledge of contemporary web coding techniques, including HTML5 and CSS.
  • Experience with at least one web content management system.
  • Knowledge of at least one web scripting language, preferably PHP.
  • Strong familiarity with the Linux operating system environment.
  • Knowledge of relational database system principles.
  • Knowledge of library services, especially delivery of virtual/electronic services to library users.
  • Ability to identify and assess leading-edge developments in virtual library services.
  • Knowledge of major electronic reference resources of interest to the broad library community.
  • Ability to make presentations to groups and communicate well orally and in writing. Ability to edit others' writing.
  • Ability to lead instructional sessions and provide documentation as appropriate.
  • Ability to plan, implement and manage complex projects.

Salary: $62,228.66 - 84,575.66

How to Apply

Please submit a letter of application and resume online at: https://massanf.taleo.net/careersection/ex/joblist.ftl.

  • Click on blue Job Search tab
  • Scroll down to the Agency search and select Board of Library Commissioners from the drop-down list
  • Click Search for Jobs
  • Choose 'Electronic Services Specialist'

If you have any questions, contact paul.kissman@state.ma.us

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Library Graduate Internship, Michigan Technological University Archives and Copper Country Historical Collections, Houghton, MI

The Michigan Technological University Archives and Copper Country Historical Collections is currently seeking applications for the Friends of the Michigan Tech Library graduate internship for summer 2017. Michigan Tech is a mid-size public university located in Michigan's northwestern Upper Peninsula. Our University Archives and Historical Collections houses a wide array of manuscript materials and special formats documenting the social, cultural, environmental and industrial history of the region and the university.

We are seeking applicants currently enrolled in a graduate library science program, preferably with coursework or experience in archives. The internship offers a $5000 stipend. The intern is expected to commit to 35 hours of work per week over the course of 7 weeks. The internship will begin on or near June 26, 2017.

If you have any questions please direct them to our University Archivist, Lindsay Hiltunen at copper@mtu.edu. Thank you for sharing this opportunity with your graduate students!

http://www.mtu.edu/library/archives/

http://blogs.mtu.edu/archives/2017/04/11/michigan-tech-archives-seeking-2017-summer-intern/

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2017 Summer Intern, Development Research, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA

GENERAL SUMMARY:

The Summer Intern will provide part-time administrative and research support to the efforts of Dana-Farber's Development Research office, including but not limited to: data entry, filing, document scanning, and completing simple research projects. This is a great opportunity for an SLIS student with an interest in a research career to gain some real-world experience at a leading non-profit organization. There is also potential to continue in the role after the summer.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Updating the donor database with newly acquired biographical information and other data
  • Leading effort to populate donor records with industry classification codes
  • Adding appropriate materials to donor central files and creating new files as needed
  • Conducting Internet research on potential donors and completing other basic research projects
  • Providing other administrative and research support to our ten-person team.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Reports to Assistant Vice President of Development Research. This position has no regular supervisory responsibilities, and will seek major decision-making authority from direct supervisor.

MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

At least one year of college.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

Familiarity with Internet research and Microsoft Office applications. Database and spreadsheet experience is a plus. Good writing/editing and overall communication skills. Team player who is willing to help out wherever needed.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Workstation located in typical office setting. Some evening or weekend work may be required. Some use of personal vehicle for business purposes may be required.

SPECIAL WORKING CONDITIONS (RESPONSIBLE FOR ON-CALL, 24 HR. COVERAGE, ETC.):

External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by- case basis.

DISCLAIMER: (THIS WILL REMAIN FOR ALL JOB DESCRIPTIONS)

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. 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 job. Requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" employment relationship.

TO APPLY SEND COVER LETTER AND RESUME TO:

Barbara Moore
Assistant Vice President, Development Research
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
barbara_moore@dfci.harvard.edu

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Associate Professor (Scholarly Technology Librarian), University of Rhode Island, Providence, RI

This position is a 12-month tenure-track faculty appointment at the Associate Professor level. The position will be a calendar year appointment with an expected start date of September 2017. This position reports to the Chair, Public Services and Dean, University Libraries

An experienced and highly motivated individual is needed to lead operations and development across all library systems and applications with a focus on scholarly information needs. An ideal candidate will have implemented and managed a variety of public facing production systems providing a range of services using several technology stacks, and will be at ease learning and managing new technologies in support of all phases of scholarship. A particular need centers around taking full advantage of the possibilities offered by the library, learning, and content management systems currently in use at URI Libraries. A strong communicator with good experience managing projects and providing customer service, this person will be able to take a lead role on systems projects and all phases of the software life-cycle and see that project through to a successful conclusion. An ideal candidate will have experience managing interrelated applications across several operating systems using disparate programming languages, databases, protocols, standards, and productivity tools. Strong candidates should also have the written and public speaking skills necessary to represent the technical work of the library to peers within the library, across campus, and in the broader profession, as this position will require the incumbent to engage widely at each of these levels. The candidate may also be called upon to manage and mentor peers as well as supervise students and staff. Applicants should be eager to shape and/or adapt to changes, should welcome a service model where library faculty actively engage faculty and students through direct outreach and should have a knowledge and interest in the evolving roles of research libraries in the changing landscape of higher education.
Located near Rhode Island's famous shoreline and within easy traveling distance from Boston and New York City, the University of Rhode Island is a Land-, Sea-, and Urban-Grant institution and is a top tier research university.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Leads the day-to-day development and operation of all library systems, with a primary focus on public-facing applications supporting learning and scholarship at URI.
  • Collaborates closely with peers within URI Libraries and across campus as a reliable partner to identify, prioritize, and direct projects and to sustain systems and services which enable teaching, learning, and research throughout the University.
  • Leads all technical phases of initiatives to implement, enhance, and maintain library systems that support and respond to the needs of local and remote URI students, faculty, and staff.
  • Direct support operations for public-facing systems, ensuring appropriate responsiveness and effectiveness in addressing and resolving reported issues.
  • Support library efforts in analysis and assessment of systems use and usability.
  • Hire, train, supervise, and mentor staff and student employees as needs require.
  • Participate in and present at meetings of national and international communities of practice including digital library organizations, vendor user groups, and professional associations.
  • Participate in the governance and activities of a highly collaborative academic department; support reference and instruction.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  1. ALA accredited MLS/MLIS or an ALA-approved equivalent degree.
  2. At least five years of experience managing production systems in an academic or research library setting.
  3. Demonstrated experience with library systems, standards, and technologies for research and scholarly communication.
  4. Demonstrated experience with a variety of software systems, such as multiple operating systems, programming languages, database and information retrieval paradigms, and the full stack of internet and web protocols and specifications.
  5. Demonstrated experience defining and leading collaborative projects to successful, on time completion.
  6. Demonstrated ability to use and apply new tools and techniques in the evolving academic information environment.
  7. Demonstrated ability to work independently, creatively, collaboratively and effectively.
  8. Demonstrated proficiency in oral communication skills.
  9. Demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills.
  10. Demonstrated ability to fulfill the University's requirements for tenure and promotion in librarianship, research, and service.
  11. Demonstrated experience working with diverse groups/populations.

Preferred:

  • Advanced degree in a complementary discipline such as Computer Science or Information Management.
  • Three or more years of supervisory or managerial experience.
  • One or more years of experience developing and delivering instruction.

ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO POSSIBLE MODIFICATION TO REASONABLY ACCOMMODATE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.

(Please note: Applications must be submitted online only at: https://jobs.uri.edu/postings/2284)

Application Deadline: The search will remain open until the position is filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by April 30, 2017. Second consideration may be given to applications received by May 21, 2017. Applications received subsequent to the second consideration date (May 21, 2017) may not be given full consideration.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please attach 3 (PDF) documents to your Faculty Employment Application: (#1) Cover letter, (#2) Resume, and (#3) "Other" the names and contact information of three professional references.

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Library Director, Newport Public Library, Newport, RI

Seeking a creative, energetic, forward thinking, problem solver to lead this valued and respected public library. The Library Director, serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the library, and is responsible for the management and operation of the library and its program of services in accordance with policies established by the Board of Trustees. The Director has full authority in such areas as collection development, budget management and personnel administration. Full job description available upon request at djames@newportlibraryri.org

MLS from an ALA accredited program and at least 5 years administrative and supervisory experience in a public library required. Experience in programming and fundraising preferred. Strong technology skills and knowledge of the operation of a 501c3 desirable. Salary range: $82,000 - $85,000.

Send cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for 3 references to djames@newportlibraryri.org  Maximum consideration will be given to applications received by May 5, 2017.

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Graduate Research Assistant, American Civil War Museum, Richmond, VA

Status: Special Appointment - Grant Funded Position
Reports to: Guest Curator & Visiting Fellow
Compensation: $12.50 hour
Duration: 400 hours during a 10-month period

Summary:  In partnership with the Andrew Mellon Foundation, The American Civil War Museum is seeking a ten-month Graduate Research Assistant to support a new interdisciplinary Fellowship initiative that will bring original public humanities research to the wider public with exhibitions and programs.  

The Graduate Research Assistant will work in partnership with the Curator and the Post Doctoral Fellow in Civil War History to conceptualize and develop an innovative visitor-focused project, including exhibitions and programs. Candidates will ideally possess experience in humanities research, but also skills in digital public scholarship and communications, and a desire to utilize creative methods to create unexpected and engaging approaches to Civil War history.

The American Civil War Museum seeks inspire visitors by personalized connections with the stories of the Civil War, encouraging them to see themselves as actors in an alive and evolving history.

The American Civil War Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Qualified individuals who bring diverse perspectives to the workplace are especially encouraged to apply.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Familiarity with American history.
  • Must communicate clearly both orally and in writing.
  • Must be able to work well in teams and independently.
  • Ability to serve an active role in fulfilling the Museum's educational mission. 

Required education and experience:

  • Actively enrolled in accredited master's level degree program in history, historic preservation, museum studies or related public humanities discipline, including communications, art and art history, education, or new media. 

Application Process:

To be considered for this position applicants should provide: 1) three letters of recommendation, 2) sample of master's level work (e.g.: thesis proposal, abstract, or draft of thesis) 3) official transcripts, and 4) an interest statement that bridges their scholarship with the interest and mission of the American Civil War Museum. Please forward the listed documentation to Christy Coleman, CEO, at ccoleman@acwm.org 

This posting will remain open until the position is filled.

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Digital Projects Summer Internship, NASA Goddard Library, Washington, DC

The NASA Goddard Library's Digital Projects Team seeks summer, DC-area interns to work with our team to enhance our digital repository's collections and get hands-on experience with metadata work. Please visit our website (https://gsfcir.gsfc.nasa.gov/public/internships/digitalrepositoryinterns) for more details. The internships will be in-person at Goddard Library and must be for credit. Deadline for this internship is May 10, 2017 

In particular, the project this summer will focus on thesaurus construction to help establish an authoritative list of NASA mission names. Those interested should send a resume and statement of interest to Adrienne Hieb, Metadata Librarian (adrienne.m.hieb@nasa.gov) and Matt Pearson, Digital Projects Team Lead (matthew.m.pearson@nasa.gov). Please feel free to ask me more questions about the opportunity.

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Librarian/Library Teacher, Prospect Hill Academy Charter School, Somerville, MA

Prospect Hill Academy Charter School is a highly successful, urban K-12 public school with the mission of preparing each student for success in college, fostering responsible citizenship, and inspiring a lifelong love of learning. 
At Prospect Hill Academy, the prevailing belief is that with hard work, effective effort, perseverance through adversity, committed teachers, and invested parents, all students are capable of academic, intellectual, social, and moral excellence. Fueling this conviction are seven core values that guide the daily life and culture of the school--(1) High Expectations: Each student can do and be whatever s/he wants; (2) Equity: Access and opportunity drive achievement; (3) Personalization: One size does not fit all; (4) Cultural Proficiency: We see, honor, and embrace differences; (5) Collaboration: Many minds are better than one; (6) Balance: Both-and, not either-or; (7) Inquiry: Decisions are strategic and informed by data; and (8) Accountability: If students fail, we all fail.

We are currently accepting applications for: LIBRARIAN/LIBRARY TEACHER

The Librarian should possess a passion for working with upper elementary aged children, children's literature and technological innovation. Strong communication and organization skills, the ability to multi-task and prioritize, and to work effectively as part of a team are essential. The candidate should possess Massachusetts School Library Certification, have either an MLS or other Masters degree in school library media studies, and have some experience as a school librarian or as a classroom teacher. 

Job Responsibilities:
  • Teacher Role: teaches and co-teaches library and information literacy skills and literature appreciation in a way that integrates and connects with the core curriculum. Conducts reader's advisory and guides students in selecting books and encourages positive and respectful student behavior. Manages book circulation and communication with students and families regarding overdue materials. Works with the reader's workshop and ELA team to support a school wide reading culture. 
  • Instructional Consultant Role: collaborates with faculty to integrate information literacy with the classroom curricula; pursues knowledge of current educational theory and practice; serves as an information resource to staff and as a link to resources both within and beyond the media center.
  • Program Administrator Role: develops and maintains a collection that meets curriculum needs as well as provides culturally relevant and representative resources for our diverse student population, through careful selection, weeding and periodic inventorying. Ensures that standard cataloging, circulation and shelving procedures are followed; maintains online catalog and patron records. 
  • Member of the Community: participates fully as a member of the Upper Elementary Campus faculty and with the district wide technology team. This includes attending faculty and library/technology meetings. Supports the creation of a positive library and school culture.
Prospect Hill Academy Charter School is a highly successful, urban K-12 public school with the mission of preparing each student for success in college, fostering responsible citizenship, and inspiring a lifelong love of learning. 

At Prospect Hill Academy, the prevailing belief is that with hard work, effective effort, perseverance through adversity, committed teachers, and invested parents, all students are capable of academic, intellectual, social, and moral excellence. Fueling this conviction are eight core values that guide the daily life and culture of the school--(1) High Expectations; (2) Equity; (3) Personalization; (4) Cultural Proficiency; (5) Collaboration; (6) Balance; (7) Inquiry; and (8) Accountability.

The ideal PHA teacher will possess the following attributes:

P...positive
R...resilient
O...open-minded
S...student-centered
P...professional
E...engaging
C...collaborative, culturally competent, caring
T...track record of High Performance

PHA's Upper Elementary Campus is located on Franklin Street in Somerville, MA and serves Grades 4-6.

Prospect Hill Academy Charter School is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.
Prior experience working with these age levels, and in an urban school, highly desired. 

Educational or other qualifications required: 
  • Understanding and familiarity with the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks
  • Bachelor's degree (Master's preferred)
  • MA Licensure
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant experience preferred 
Specific skills and/or competence required: 
  • Commitment to Prospect Hill Academy's educational mission and values
  • Commitment to working with students from diverse backgrounds with diverse profiles
  • Willingness to work collaboratively with a dedicated staff and involved parent body
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required
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. Please describe how your educational philosophy aligns with PHA's Mission: Prospect Hill Academy Charter School will prepare each student for success in college, inspire a lifelong love of learning, and foster responsible citizenship. Long Essay (Answer limited to 4000 characters, including spaces)
  2. Please tell us where you found this position posted. Short Essay (Answer limited to 600 characters, including spaces)
Apply online at http://www.schoolspring.com/jobs/job.cfm?jid=2769037&

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Data Rescue & Recovery Intern, George Blood Audio/Video/Film/Data, Philadelphia, PA

For the summer of 2017, we will offer two six- to eight-week paid internships, one in audiovisual preservation and one in data rescue and recovery. During this period, the interns will gain an understanding of the processes of audiovisual and data preservation reformatting, and have the opportunity to contribute to a particular area of preservation work of their choosing. The internships will each result in a professional level project. Past interns have conducted preservation research and documentation, created shipping and storage guidelines, participated in conservation treatments of materials, and more. 

The data rescue internship is new, but possible projects could involve dealing with 9-track tape reels (such as President Nixon's appointment database), and many types of tape, floppy and optical-disk media. You will also observe and absorb ways to puzzle-out (i.e.- "hack") arcane file formats. 

We take great care in interviewing prospective interns. Our goal is to make the internship a valuable experience for both parties. Applicants should be prepared to discuss what aspects of audio, moving image, or data preservation they wish to learn more about, have some potential projects in mind, and expect some give-and-take as we explore how those interests can be met within the day to day operations of our organization. Please be advised that interns will NOT be allowed to digitize client materials.
To be considered as an applicant, individuals must be eligible to work in the United States and be able to commit to six to eight consecutive weeks of full-time work between June 1st and August 30th.

Candidates should submit a résumé, the names and contact information of two references relevant to the area of interest, and a cover letter with a statement describing the applicant's interest in audiovisual and/or data preservation, their goals for the internship, and a proposed project with a quantifiable result (ex. a report, a presentation, etc) via email with "Your Name - AV Internship" or "Your Name - Data Internship" in the subject line. 


Please submit your application no later than April 14th, 2017. 
Application materials should be sent to: 
Biz Maher Gallo, Manager of Audiovisual Preservation
George Blood Audio/Video/Film/Data
21 West Highland Avenue 
Philadelphia, PA 19118 
(215) 248-2100
biz.gallo@georgeblood.com

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Audiovisual Preservation Intern, George Blood Audio/Video/Film/Data, Philadelphia, PA

George Blood Audio/Video/Film/Data is a leading provider of audio and moving image preservation and digitization service. Every month our Philadelphia studio reformats over 10,000 hours of recordings on decaying and obsolete media to a variety of digital formats. Our clients consist of libraries, museums, archives and private collectors, both nationally and internationally.

Most recently, we have added data to our repertoire and our work now includes recovery, conversion and preservation of older, born-digital assets. 

We take great pride in the reputation of our work to provide quality playback and digitization while adhering to current preservation standards. Our staff work together in teams, with each member contributing years of experience and the particular strengths of their field, whether as a professional audio/video engineer, preservation specialist or service/technical professional. Our company also contributes to research in the field of preservation and serves on standards and technical committees for many organizations.
To be considered as an applicant, individuals must be eligible to work in the United States and be able to commit to six to eight consecutive weeks of full-time work between June 1st and August 30th.

Candidates should submit a résumé, the names and contact information of two references relevant to the area of interest, and a cover letter with a statement describing the applicant's interest in audiovisual and/or data preservation, their goals for the internship, and a proposed project with a quantifiable result (ex. a report, a presentation, etc) via email with "Your Name - AV Internship" or "Your Name - Data Internship" in the subject line.
 
Please submit your application no later than April 14th, 2017. 
Application materials should be sent to: 
Biz Maher Gallo, Manager of Audiovisual Preservation
George Blood Audio/Video/Film/Data
21 West Highland Avenue 
Philadelphia, PA 19118 
(215) 248-2100
biz.gallo@georgeblood.com

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Serials Assistant, Harvard University Fine Arts Library, Cambridge, MA

15-17 hours a week 

The Fine Arts Library seeks a serials assistant to assist staff with the processing and physical management of FAL's collections. Tasks include processing serials, book donations, auction catalogs, and other collection-related projects as needed.  Reporting to the Herman and Joan Suit Librarian, and working closely with the FAL Access Services Coordinator, the incumbent will work independently with minimum supervision and collaboratively with library staff and student workers.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Checking in, processing, and shelving serials
  • Processing serials and annuals for binding
  • Creating and editing holdings and item records in the library management system
  • Searching library catalog for book donations to identify duplicates
  • Inventorying, processing, and shelving auction catalogs
  • Processing of materials for offsite storage, including barcoding and placing in enclosures
  • Coordinating transfers or disposition of duplicates and discards
  • Providing clerical support to FAL staff and other duties, as assigned            

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and relevant library or archival experience (required)
  • Basic familiarity with library descriptive standards (cataloging rules, subject headings, and classification schemes, etc.).
  • Ability to manage digital and paper files and documents according to internal naming conventions in a networked environment.
  • Ability to operate office machines, such as copiers and a variety of scanners.
  • The ability to lift, carry, and position books and other materials weighing up 40 lbs.
  • The ability to use desktop (keyboard, monitor, and mouse) and mobile computing tools, such as laptops and tablets. 

Additional Requirements:

  • Pursuing or completed a Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program (preferred).
  • Familiarity with academic electronic resources preferred.
  • Subject knowledge or interest in art history preferred, but not required.

EEO Statement:

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to harvardlibraryhr@harvard.edu with "Serials Assistant" in the subject line.

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Library Director, Burlington Public Library, Burlington, MA

The Town of Burlington, Massachusetts is a vibrant, progressive, financially stable community located about 12 miles northwest of Boston. The Burlington Public Library integrates emerging technologies with traditional library resources to support the Town's 25,000 residents, along with a daytime population of up to 150,000, and is a center-piece of the educational, enrichment, and recreational life of the community. The library offers over 600 educational, recreational and cultural programs for adults, teens and children and is supported by an operating budget of $1.4 million. In 2016 the Burlington Public Library welcomed nearly 155,000 visitors and circulated over 300,000 items.

Under the direction of a 6-member Board of Trustees, the Director will be responsible for the administration and operation of the library and its services to effectively meet the diverse cultural, recreational, informational, and educational needs of the community. The Director will have supervisory responsibility for over 30 full and part-time employees, providing leadership in establishing effective working relationships and communication, ensuring high productivity and encouraging initiative and creativity and coordinates training and development opportunities. The Director oversees the selection of materials, computer hardware and software deployment, pursues grant funding, prepares and administers the annual budget, and represents the library locally and regionally.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Library Science from a school accredited by the American Library Association.
  • Eight years of professional library experience with a minimum of four years of administrative experience in a fully-automated public library setting or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must be eligible for professional certification by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners upon appointment.
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of professional library work and of the organization and management of library operations
  • Ability to supervise and direct the work of professional and non-professional staff, empowering staff to deliver excellent customer service; experience supervising unionized employees a plus
  • Strong public relations skills
  • Strong technology skills with an understanding of trends as they apply to libraries

This position is included within the Administrative & Professional Compensation Plan with a starting salary in Grade 15 of high $70,000's, commensurate upon experience, and provides comprehensive and generous benefits. This is a full-time position, 35-hours per week, anticipated to begin on September 5, 2017.

Interested candidates should apply online at www.burlington.catsone.com/careers (preferred), Alternatively, applications may be obtained at Town Hall or at www.burlington.org and directed to:

Joanne M. Faust, SPHR
Human Resources Director
Town of Burlington
29 Center Street
Burlington, MA 01803

Applications received by May 5, 2017 will be given first consideration. Position will remain open until filled.

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Call for Proposals: Knowledge Organization within the Museum Domain

Special issue of Knowledge Organization
Guest editor: Melissa Gill

Knowledge Organization (KO) invites proposals for a special issue focused on knowledge organization within the museum domain. Museums, like libraries and archives, are information institutions for material culture. Museum knowledge organization is object- and context-centric, focusing on the unique instantiation of a particular object and its historical and cultural relationships. Although the objects collected by museums of art, natural history, anthropology, science, and technology are diverse in nature, these institutions find commonality in their treatment of objects as entities whose characteristics and contexts evolve. Museums document information about an object as it changes over time, within and outside of the particular institution's custody. The object's creation, acquisition, exhibition, conservation, and deaccession are captured and documented. Furthermore, museum labels, didactic text, and publications produce additional knowledge about objects. The information record, in addition to the original object itself, is important for stewardship and interpretation.

The heterogeneous, iterative, idiosyncratic, and sometimes subjective nature of museum objects has over the years manifested in a non-standardized approach to knowledge organization. Over the years efforts have been made to standardize museum data within and across domains, such as Cataloging Cultural Objects (CCO), Categories for the Description of Works of Art, (CDWA), SPECTRUM, Lightweight Information Describing Objects (LIDO), Darwin Core, and the CIDOC CRM. The increasing focus on digital engagement coupled with open access initiatives has intensified the need for metadata and its standardization in the museum domain.

In this special issue, KO aims at addressing the organization of knowledge in the museum from a diversity of perspectives; contextual, case-specific, theoretical, empirical, historical as well as contemporary perspectives, etc., are all relevant as long as they add value to the understanding of the museum domain as a knowledge organizing environment.

Please submit abstracts of approximately 500 words to the editor of this special issue at mgill@getty.edu by April 17, 2017.

Full papers should fall within the range 6,000-10,000 words (see author instructions, http://www.isko.org/instructions.htm). Papers will undergo peer review.

Timeline

  • Deadline for abstracts: April 17, 2017
  • Notification to authors: May 15, 2017
  • Deadline for submission of full papers: June 15, 2017

For questions about this special issue, please contact the guest editor. All inquiries about the journal and manuscripts should be directed to the editor-in-chief, Richard P. Smiraglia, Professor, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee (ko@isko.org).

Knowledge Organization (ISSN 0943-7444) is the official journal of ISKO, International Society for Knowledge Organization (http://www.isko.org/). It is published eight times each year by Ergon Verlag of Würzburg, Germany.

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

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

Duties Responsible for patron assistance, juvenile programs and reference and reader's advisory. Reports to Head of Youth Services. Hours -18.75HPW; one evening per week; one in four Saturdays per month; one in four Sundays (Jan. - Apr. at time and one-half).

Salary Range $16.91 - 22.08/Hour in ten steps; 10% differential for evening hours after 6PM.

Available Immediately until filled.

Send Letter of application, resume and two references to:

Ellen Rainville, Director
J. V. Fletcher Library
50 Main St. Westford MA 01886
978-399- 2312
erainville@westfordma.gov
www.westfordlibrary.org

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Head of Mugar Greene Scholars, Boston University, Boston, MA

Job Description

Mugar Memorial Library at Boston University seeks a librarian to coordinate and lead Mugar Greene Scholars, a creative team of undergraduate and graduate students who educate members of the larger university community through the use of graphic design, film, social media, planned events, and other means of communication about Boston University Libraries, including use of the library, information literacy, and scholarly research. Guide the student team in illuminating issues, such as free speech and banned books, important to library values. Work to bring student voices into the library, developing a dynamic team where individual creativity and skills contribute to group projects and integrate student experiences into the life of the library. Increase student engagement with Boston University Libraries and encourage students across the University to encounter ideas and create culture through the library. Provide library instruction, liaison, and/or information services, as designated, as a continuing component of professional library public service. Contribute as key member of management team reporting to Associate University Librarian for Undergraduate & Distance Learning supporting strategic initiatives.

Required Skills

ALA accredited MLS degree or equivalent; excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal); and one to three years of academic library or related experience required. Experience in a creative field such as film, graphic design, public relations, or social media and/or master's degree in a creative field highly desirable. Strong project management skills and prior work with undergraduate or graduate students desirable.

Position Type
Full-Time/Regular 12 month

To apply:  https://bu.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&id=23&jobid=300275&company_id=15509&version=1&source=ONLINE&JobOwner=1017164&level=levelid2&levelid2=4270&startflag=3

as listed at http://www.bu.edu/hr/careers/

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Systems Librarian, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

Job Summary: 

Skidmore College seeks a creative, user-oriented Systems Librarian to oversee library tools and systems that support collection maintenance and use, as well as related library and resource sharing services. The Systems Librarian will take a leadership role in implementing, maintaining, supporting, and enhancing a wide range of technologies and systems, and, in collaboration with key library staff and other campus partners, will investigate methods and best practices for assessing collections, patron experience, and library effectiveness. The College is particularly interested in candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and candidates who have had experience working with students from underserved populations. 

Based in the Lucy Scribner Library and reporting to the College Librarian, the Systems Librarian holds a 12-month contract and, as a non-tenured faculty member, participates in shared governance at the college. 

Scribner Library is looking for someone who is able to develop and administer a comprehensive technology plan that guides the library's adoption of next generation library systems. Projects on the horizon include transitioning to a new integrated library system, enhancing or replacing our digital collections platform, improving our library website, and improving or replacing our discovery services.

Scope of Duties

  • Administer, maintain, and optimize library systems related to both in-house and consortial activities including, but not limited to, the integrated library system, discovery layer, electronic resource management tool, digital collections platform, interlibrary loan applications, institutional repository, and other resource sharing tools and platforms
  • Ensure accessibility to and stability of the library's online information resources and digital collections. Provide technical expertise for problem resolution
  • Oversee the functioning and maintenance of the library website, and provide leadership for future upgrades
  • Participate in analysis and assessment in order to determine patron satisfaction with library collections, services, and consortial arrangements
  • Collaborate with consortial partners on both an ongoing and as-needed basis (e.g., ConnectNY, New York 6, Eastern Academic Scholars' Trust)
  • Perform regular periodic data analysis and migration between library systems. Assist and guide others to create and use effective reports for analysis
  • Develop, maintain, and document programs and scripts that extend system functionality and automate routine tasks
  • Collaborate closely with IT and library staff to ensure seamless service to users
  • Participate in reference and instruction/departmental liaison activities in line with the successful candidate's strengths, interests, and institutional needs
  • Demonstrate professional engagement and scholarship required for advancement through library faculty ranks

Open until filled but first consideration begins May 1, 2017.   

Minimum Qualifications

ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS, or equivalent education and experience. Advanced knowledge of emerging technologies and their impact on academic libraries. Demonstrated proficiency in at least one programming language, preferably Perl, experience with SQL, and experience working in a command line environment. Working knowledge of an integrated library system and discovery service. Practical familiarity with cataloging and metadata structures and relevant tools for data manipulation. Excellent analytical, organizational, and project management skills. Adeptness at problem-solving, and disposition to share technical knowledge with others. Ability to work as part of a team, as well as independently and flexibly in a changing environment. Highly effective communication and interpersonal skills.  

Preferred Qualifications:

Two years' experience supporting an integrated library system, platforms, and software in an academic library setting. Familiarity with Voyager, Ebsco Discovery, WorldShare Management Services, WorldCat, ILLiad, Ares, EZProxy, CONTENTdm, BePress Digital Commons, authority control (Library Technologies, Inc.), Joomla. Experience transitioning major library systems. 

Required Applicant Documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of Three References   

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To be considered for this position, please fill out an online application and attach the following documents: cover letter, resume and list of three references to include name, title, company, email address and telephone number. 
This system can support attachments up to 1.9MB. If you encounter difficulty attaching any one of the required documents, please contact Clarissa Sawyer, Employment Coordinator in Human Resources at: csawyer@skidmore.edu or 518 580.5802

Quick link for posting and application:  https://careers.skidmore.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=190070 

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

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Technical Services Assistant, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Library is currently recruiting for the position of Technical Services Assistant. This is a temporary opportunity that will last no more than 90 days. Please find the position description below. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to harvardlibraryhr@harvard.edu.

Summary

As a member of the Monograph Acquisitions & Copy Cataloging Americas & Europe 3 unit within the Acquisitions Section the incumbent reports to the Manager for Monograph Acquisitions & Copy Cataloging Americas & Europe 3. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

Harvard Library Information and Technical Services is seeking an individual to provide temporary assistance receiving, paying and copy cataloging materials in a variety of languages. Job duties include searching titles at point of receipt, verifying bibliographic information, copy cataloging books and processing invoices payments through the Aleph Acquisitions module.  Additional support tasks include unpacking shipments of books and sorting and organizing materials for bibliographer review. 

Basic Qualifications

Attention to detail, demonstrated aptitude with technology, knowledge of Windows applications and solid keyboarding skills are essential. Prior library acquisitions experience is required.  Familiarity with at least one Western European language is desirable.  Knowledge and transactional experience with the Aleph acquisitions module preferred.  Work must be performed between M-F, 8am-5pm. 

Additional Requirements

  • Library acquisitions and basic cataloging experience strongly preferred.
  • Familiarity in systems such as OCLC and Aleph desirable.
  • Work experience in a production-oriented and technology-enhanced environment preferred.
  • Excellent oral and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to perform repetitive work accurately with fine attention to detail.
  • Ability to work productively and cooperatively in a team environment, with flexibility and versatility in an evolving work situation. In addition, the ability to work independently to perform complex tasks and meet project deadlines. 

EEO Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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REVISED: Assessment, Teaching & Learning Librarian, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

ABOUT COLLEGE OF THE HOLY CROSS:
Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation's leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 2,800 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition.
Holy Cross highly values the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work at The College is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members-students, faculty and staff. The College's commitment to diversity is an important feature of the Holy Cross education. Informed by the presence of diverse interpretations of the human experience, Holy Cross is building a community marked by freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support our values of diversity and inclusiveness. Job candidates of all diverse backgrounds who embrace the open and inclusive culture of Holy Cross are welcome and encouraged to apply.

JOB DESCRIPTION:
Reporting to the Head of Research, Teaching & Learning (RTL), the Assessment, Teaching & Learning Librarian will: coordinate assessment initiatives within RTL; initiate projects surrounding library data collection and management within RTL (e.g. instruction statistics); provide reference, personal research and instruction as part of RTL's mission; collaborate with other RTL librarians to promote and support research and instruction; serve as liaison to one or more departments. The Assessment, Teaching & Learning Librarian will serve as point person for data literacy in the library.

Required: MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution. 1-3 years experience in an academic library or equivalent. Understanding of assessment of teaching and learning in academic libraries.

See https://holycross.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=82507 for a full description.

 

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Research Assistant, WGBH Media Library, Boston, MA

Job Overview

WGBH Media Library and Archives is hiring a temporary Research Assistant for the summer of 2017 to work on the PBS NewsHour Digitization Project.

In January 2016, the Council on Library and Information Resources awarded WGBH, the Library of Congress, WETA, and NewsHour Productions, LLC a grant to digitize, preserve, and make publicly accessible on the AAPB website 32 years of NewsHour predecessor programs, from October 1975 to December 2007, that currently exist on obsolete analog formats.

The person in this temporary position will be responsible for following the AAPB's quality control and asset review workflow for the NewsHour project. This includes reviewing assets on an item-by-item basis and 1) confirming that digitized assets are nightly broadcast episodes, 2) confirming that the recording is complete, 3) providing a description of the incompleteness if applicable, 4) confirming that the date listed in program slates matches the metadata record, 5) correcting the date if necessary, 6) reviewing assets for audio and video quality, and 7) confirming whether a transcript exists for the asset and that the transcript matches the content.    

Department Overview

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

WGBH and the Library of Congress steward the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB), an initiative seeking to preserve and make accessible significant historical content created by public media. To date, we have digitized more than 40,000 hours of public television and radio content. The entire collection is available for research on location at WGBH and the Library of Congress, and more than 13,500 programs are available anywhere in the US in our Online Reading Room at americanarchive.org

Education

Undergraduate degree required. Coursework in Library and Information Science preferred.    

Skills and Experience

  • Archival research experience
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Experience using Microsoft Excel
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Passion for public media

Compensation: $15/hour 

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume in PDF to Casey Davis Kaufman at casey_davis-kaufman@wgbh.org. The position will remain open until filled.

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Data, Instruction and Resource Sharing Librarian, Curry College, Milton, MA

Founded in 1879, Curry College is a private, four-year, liberal arts-based institution located on a wooded 131-acre campus in Milton, MA just seven miles from downtown Boston. Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), Curry College offers 24 undergraduate majors, over 60 minors and concentrations, as well as four graduate programs.

Curry College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in every aspect of its operations. The College values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from a variety of backgrounds. Curry College is an equal opportunity employer that encourages diversity in the workplace.

Levin Library at Curry College seeks a skilled, experienced, and innovative librarian for a full-time faculty position at the Assistant Professor level to lead the library towards increased support for data services to further the College's increasing emphasis on quantitative literacy as a student outcome and an emerging opportunity for the library. This is the primary focus, with additional collaboration in the areas of information literacy instruction, library support for online and hybrid courses and programs, and furthering a successful resource sharing initiative through the exploration of extramural partnerships potentially beneficial to the college.

Responsibilities include:

  • Lead library data support initiatives such as: support for software and data management which may include geographic information systems (GIS,) quantitative data and informatics, digital archiving initiatives, working with students, faculty and librarians, overseeing support staff as appropriate, and tracking of new developments in these areas.
  • Information literacy instruction in General Education, beginning with the First Year Inquiry, and with support for quantitative literacy enhanced courses, collaborate with faculty, the library information literacy team, and the general education program.
  • Liaison with and provide support for undergraduate and graduate programs especially in the development of support for hybrid/online teaching, using available instructional technology tools, and focusing on support of student achievement of departmental outcomes. Support research resources with an emphasis on learning outcomes. Delivery of flexible library instruction and support for online/hybrid/multisite courses using Panopto, Zoom, and similar tools.
  • Cooperative resources:
    • Oversee staff involved in interlibrary borrowing and loan fulfillment; make judicious decisions related to document delivery expenditures.
    • Explore expanded partnerships and resource sharing with other libraries and consortia in cooperation with collection manager and electronic resources librarian.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's in Library & Information Science (MLIS.)
  • 3-5 + years professional experience in an academic or research library setting.
  • Knowledge of and experience using statistical software, geographic information systems (GIS) software, data management practices.
  • Knowledge of digital archiving and scholarly communication practices a plus.
  • Information literacy teaching experience at the general undergraduate level and/or at the graduate level.
  • Management of workflow using OCLC and Clio interlibrary loan software/interfaces.
  • Knowledge of interlibrary loan practices.
  • Experience with learning management systems such as BlackBoard.

Employment in this position is contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre- employment background checks.

Please apply online at: http://www.curry.edu/about-curry/employment/job-opportunities.html for consideration. Interested applicants must submit curriculum vitae, cover letter including a description of your teaching philosophy, and a copy of your unofficial transcript (an official transcript will be required upon acceptance of an offer of employment) and a list of three professional references including complete contact information and professional titles.

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Research Analyst, Development Research, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brookline, MA

GENERAL SUMMARY: 

The Research Analyst in Development Research provides prospect identification and research support for the Division of Development & the Jimmy Fund.  The Analyst creates concise, accurate, and timely ratings and research profiles using biographical information, financial data, news, philanthropic history, etc.  S/he will also staff at least one pipeline builder on the Principal & Major Gifts team by responding to research requests and providing assistance with portfolio management.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Identifying and qualifying new prospects for fundraising business units.
  • Rating the giving capacity of individual prospects.
  • Supporting the research needs of assigned fundraisers/fundraising teams.
  • Providing brief research for weekly assignment meetings and other proactive projects.
  • Making assignment recommendations for newly identified prospects.
  • Using data mining and other prospecting techniques to identify prospects for pipeline.
  • Analyzing research requests to determine appropriate level of detail required.
  • Identifying appropriate resources needed for completion of requests.
  • Creating concise, accurate, and timely research products using biographical information, financial data, news, and philanthropic history, while adhering to professional standards such as an individual's fundamental right to privacy and protecting the confidential information of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
  • Maintaining an expectation of excellence in both written and verbal communication, as well as a dedication to superior customer service with an emphasis on relationship building.
  • Tracking and disseminating news and information about top donors and prospects.
  • Staying abreast of trends in prospect research, online searching, and participating in professional development opportunities; will have the opportunity to develop analytic skills.
  • Continuously developing fundraising knowledge and professional skills through internal/external trainings, research webinars, and local and regional conferences and workshops.
  • Perform other research tasks as needed.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Reports to Assistant Director of Development Research. Has no direct supervisory responsibilities. 

MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor's Degree required; 2-3 years direct or comparable experience.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

Ability to work independently and as part of a team; superior communication, organizational, project management, writing, and analytical skills; ability to manage multiple clients and to meet deadlines. The Prospect ID team works in a fast-paced environment providing a quick turnaround of its products.

The Analyst must apply creative thinking about possible trails to follow for prospect information. He/she must be curious, focused, and persistent in pursuing threads of information, and should be capable of interpreting complex documents, including corporate proxy statements and insider stock filings.  Also essential are high level writing skills, as the reports and briefings prepared in Development Research are used by Trustees, the President, the SVP of Development, and other senior Development and Jimmy Fund staff. The Analyst must also be able identify and adapt to shifting priorities, be flexible and resourceful, and exercise professionalism and discretion in working with confidential information.

Technical Skills: Superior skills in Microsoft applications; familiarity with Internet search strategies and online subscription services such as Lexis-Nexis for Development Professionals, Foundation Directory, Wealth Engine, and Morningstar/10K Wizard. 

Apply online or email Ellen Waller (ellen_waller@dfci.harvard.edu) with questions.

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2017 New England Science Boot Camp for Librarians

Registration is now open for the 2017 New England Science Boot Camp for Librarians!

For further information and to register: http://guides.library.umass.edu/BootCamp2017

This year's Science Boot Camp will be held June 14-16, 2017 on the campus of University of Massachusetts Amherst, in Amherst, Massachusetts. At Science Boot Camp you will explore key concepts and research in select subject areas, and engage faculty in their disciplines. This year's topics are: Geosciences, Mathematics & Statistics, Biomedical Research. All session speakers are still being finalized. This year's Capstone will cover Scholarly Communications topics in a session called "A Week in the Life of a Scholarly Communications Office."

Science Boot Camp provides librarians with valuable continuing education at a low cost, and offers three options for attendees-full registration with overnight lodging, commuter registration, or a one day registration option. Registration fees 

Full Registration: $275  (Includes 2 nights lodging, all meals & breaks,3 days instruction)

Commuter Registration: $225  (Includes all meals & breaks,3 days instruction)

One-Day Registration: $125  (Includes 1 day instruction, all meals & breaks, no lodging)

 

Registration: https://webapps.umassd.edu/events/library/?ek=660

This year the New England Science Boot Camp for Librarians Planning Committee is offering Fellow Scholarships for up to four current library school students and up to four paraprofessionals with an interest in science librarianship to attend the 2017 New England Science Boot Camp for Librarians. The scholarship will cover full registration (including food and lodging), and is intended for someone interested in working with a mentor to learn about science librarianship. Find out more about the scholarship opportunities.

Preliminary Schedule for Science Boot Camp (subject to change):

Wednesday, June 14

Morning

Tour Opportunities

Afternoon

SESSION 1: Mathematics & Statistics

Evening

Dinner & Evening Talk

Thursday, June 15

Morning

SESSION 2: Geosciences OR Biomedical Research

Afternoon

SESSION 3: Geosciences OR Biomedical Research

Evening

Buffet Dinner & Dessert, Fun & Games

Friday, June 16

Morning

CAPSTONE SESSION: Scholarly Communication

Afternoon

Tour: Beneski Museum of Natural History "Bones and Stones"

 

Getting to UMass Amherst is easy: http://www.umass.edu/visitorsctr/directions

What can you expect to get out of Science Boot Camp?

For each of the focus topics covered at Science Boot Camp's science sessions, Science Boot Campers will be able to:

  • Explain the structure of the field and its foundational ideas
  • Understand and be able to use terminologies for the field
  • Identify the big questions that this field is exploring
  • Discuss new directions for research in this field
  • Discuss what questions research in this field is addressing
  • Understand how research is conducted, what instrumentation is used, and how data is captured
  • Identify how researchers share information within their fields beyond publications
  • Share insights into what current research in the field is discovering and implications of these discoveries
  • Share insights into how researchers in specific fields collaborate with librarian subject specialists now and how they might collaborate in the future.
  • Identify new ways that librarians can support their research communities

If you've never been to Science Boot Camp, visit the e-Science Portal's Science Boot Camp page at http://esciencelibrary.umassmed.edu/science_bootcamp where you'll find descriptions, links to past SBC LibGuides, and links to SBC videos!

For further information and to register: http://guides.library.umass.edu/BootCamp2017

Let us know you are coming on Twitter with #SciBoot17!

We look forward to seeing you in June!

The New England Science Boot Camp for Librarians Planning Committee 

For General Inquiries: Ellen Lutz (lutz@library.umass.edu)

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Student Success Librarian for Information Literacy, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Rank: Assistant Professor, Tenure Track
Salary:  minimum $52,000
Department: Learning, Research, & Engagement
Reports To: Associate Dean of Learning, Research, & Engagement
Available:  July 1, 2017

The University of Tennessee Libraries seeks an innovative and highly motivated librarian to join our team as Student Success Librarian for Information Literacy.  We are looking for an individual who, foremost, enjoys teaching and engaging with undergraduate students and is strongly committed to information literacy as an essential component of student success. The Student Success Librarian collaborates with their Learning, Research, and Engagement colleagues to infuse information literacy into the general education and discipline-based curricula. The University of Tennessee is in the process of revamping its general education program and the Student Success Librarian will serve as the Libraries' representative on the campus general education task force. The successful candidate for this position will have the opportunity to shape the Libraries' instructional role within the new general education curriculum.

The Student Success Librarian will work closely with librarians, course instructors, and university partners to lead and support student-centered learning, focusing on building library research skills and engaging students with the tools of scholarship. Serving as the liaison to First-Year Composition in the Department of English, the librarian works closely with the Director of Composition and Composition instructors to create and assess learning outcomes related to finding, evaluating, using, and citing information. The librarian develops research guides, assignments, and tutorials and ensures their integration into the campus learning management system and other instructional platforms.   The Student Success Librarian provides research assistance to UT Libraries users in-person and online and participates in campus and community outreach programs.  The librarian joins all University of Tennessee library faculty and staff in providing the highest quality information and user education programs.

Specific Duties:

  • Teach research and information literacy skills to lower division undergraduate students in support of UT's General Education curriculum.
  • Participate in a team-based approach to develop course outlines, student learning outcomes assessments for undergraduate library instructional initiatives.
  • Create information literacy assignments, activities, and interactive tutorials for in-person and online delivery.
  • Serve as Liaison to English Composition, partnering with instructors to foster positive student connections to the Libraries.
  • Forge partnerships with university academic support units and disciplines in support of teaching and learning.
  • Collaborate with English Graduate Teaching Assistants to offer a library component in the graduate level pedagogy course (English 505).
  • Support UT's mission and strategic plan through campus-wide instruction and engagement efforts to recruit, retain, and graduate diverse populations.
  • Participate in the Libraries' student engagement programs and outreach activities.
  • Serve the library profession through involvement in professional organizations and through cooperative efforts with other information professionals.
  • Engage in scholarly activity through publications, presentations, and other creative outlets.

 

Qualifications:

Required -

  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of pedagogical practices, instructional design, and assessment of student learning outcomes in general education.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively in a diverse academic community.
  • Experience providing library instruction and student engagement activities.
  • Commitment to working with diverse populations and incorporating elements of diversity into instruction and engagement initiatives.
  • Experience providing research assistance with general reference resources both in print and electronic formats.
  • Evidence of the ability to engage in research, publication, and service consonant with University and Libraries' guidelines for tenure and promotion.

Preferred -

  • Experience using active and experiential learning methods in a higher education setting.
  • Experience providing instruction using primary sources.
  • Familiarity with LibGuides software or other web development tools.
  • Experience designing learning objects such as tutorials and videos.
  • Familiarity with course management software, such as Canvas or Blackboard 

Environment:

The University of Tennessee Libraries serves the campus, a land-grant Carnegie university and the flagship campus of the state university system. The UT Libraries supports the teaching, research, and service mission of the university and enhances the academic experience of each student at the Knoxville campus -- through outstanding print and electronic collections, reference and instructional services, and top-notch facilities and technological resources. The John C. Hodges Main LibraryWebster C. Pendergrass Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine Library, and George F. DeVine Music Library serve the Knoxville campus. 

The UT Libraries serves as an intellectual, cultural, and social center for the university and community.  We are a national leader in the creation of regionally significant digital collections; in support of open access though our digital repository Trace; and through a rich history of designing innovative spaces and building key partnerships that enhance the teaching/learning enterprise.   The University of Tennessee Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, the Digital Library Federation, Lyrasis, and the Center for Research Libraries. The UT Libraries collaborates actively at the state level with the other UT System Libraries as well as the libraries in the Tennessee Board of Regents system.

The UT Libraries participate in cultural programming on the UT campus, hosting a Writers In The Library series of readings, international and documentary film series, and co-sponsoring programs with campus groups such as the Baker Center for Public Policy and UT's Ready For The World initiative. 

The UT Libraries champions diversity in collections and staffing. The University of Tennessee is committed to creating a welcoming environment.  More information about how we continually strive to put our principles of civility and community into action here in Knoxville is available at http://www.utk.edu/diversity/. 

Additional information about this position and the UT community is available at https://www.lib.utk.edu/employment/student-success-librarian-info-literacy.

Benefits:

Appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor with a minimum salary of $52,000.  Faculty rank and status; twelve-month, tenure-track appointment.  Library faculty must meet University requirements for promotion and tenure. 

Excellent benefits include 24 annual leave days; choice of state retirement plan (TCRS) or the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) (VOYA, TIAA, VALIC) with nonrefundable contributions paid for the employee by the University; optional group health and life insurance plans.  Tuition remission is available for all university employees and partial undergraduate tuition remission is available to dependent children and spouses of UT employees. Start-up funding in the amount of $10,000 allocated over a three-year period; annual support for travel & professional development. 

UT's Prospective Faculty Viewbook has information on academic support, personal support, and living in Knoxville.

Application Procedures:

A background check and official transcripts are required prior to hiring.  In order to be considered for candidacy, you must submit a cover letter addressing the above qualifications, a current resume or CV, and the names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three recent references to: Elizabeth Greene, Manager, Library Dean's Office and Human Resources, 1015 Volunteer Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37996-1000.  Application materials may be sent via email attachment to ejgreene@utk.edu.   Review of applications will begin April 17, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

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Call for Papers: 2017 Library Research Round Table Forums

The Library Research Round Table (LRRT) is accepting paper submissions for two Research Forums at the 2017 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Chicago. The LRRT Research Forums will feature 20-minute presentations of library and information science (LIS) research followed by discussion. Proposals are due midnight Eastern on Monday, May 1, 2017. (See submission information below.) Notification of acceptance will be made on Friday, May 5, 2017. 

DESCRIPTION OF THE SESSIONS

LRRT Research Forum 1: Emerging Topics in LIS Research

This session, for practitioners, researchers, educators, and students, will feature three research papers that investigate emerging topics in library and information science (LIS) research. The three peer-reviewed papers will be selected as examples of excellence in research relating to new and under-studied topics in the broad field of information services. 

LRRT Research Forum 2: Theory, Methods, and Practices in Library Research: Reports from the Field

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

SUBMISSIONS DETAILS

LRRT welcomes submissions emphasizing the problems, theories, methodologies, or significance of research findings for LIS. Topics can include, but are not limited to, user studies and user behavior, electronic services, service effectiveness, and organizational structure and personnel. All researchers, including practitioners from all types of libraries and other organizations, LIS faculty, graduate students, and other interested individuals are encouraged to submit proposals. Both members and nonmembers of LRRT are welcome to submit.

The selection committee will use a blind review process to select six papers, three for each of the two forums. Authors of the selected papers will be required to present their papers in person at the forums and to register for the conference. Criteria for selection include:

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

Note: Research accepted for publication by January 31, 2017, will not be considered.

Each submission must consist of no more than two pages. On the first page, list the author names, titles, institutional affiliations, and contact information, including mailing addresses and email addresses. Also indicate which forum you are applying for: 

  • Forum 1: Emerging Topics in LIS Research
  • Forum 2: Theory, Methods, and Practices in Library Research: Reports from the Field

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

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

Send submissions via email to: 

Denise E. Agosto, Ph.D.
Professor
Library Research Round Table Chair
College of Computing & Informatics
Philadelphia, PA  19104
dea22@drexel.edu

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Oral History Internship, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Boston, MA

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is currently seeking applicants for a part-time position in our Archives Processing Unit. Through this internship you will participate in the transcription, editing, organization of our Oral History Program, with the possibility of web-editing though our website.

As an intern at the JFK Library, you will work alongside and learn from professional archivists. You will be encouraged to ask questions about the profession and the processes employed by the Library, and you will have the unique opportunity to gain experience at a Presidential Library, which is part of the National Archives and Records Administration. Candidates must be currently enrolled in a degree program to be eligible for this position.

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

Applications will be accepted through April 17, 2017. 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 Jennifer.Marciello@nara.gov. Please include your name and the posting number (17-OH- 01) 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.

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Reference Librarian, Hanson Public Library, Hanson, MA

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

The Reference Librarian is responsible for managing the Reference Department at the Hanson Public Library; providing informational services using print and electronic sources; maintaining the library's technology equipment; providing technical support and computer instruction to patrons and staff; coordinating access to information resources outside the library; reviewing and selecting materials for the collection; continuously evaluating reference materials to ensure a balanced collection; readers' advisory services; implementation of outreach services; other duties as required.

Qualifications include proficiency with computers and technology including Windows, Microsoft Office, mobile devices and apps, computer networks and printers, the Internet, and online databases; knowledge of professional library methods, reference resources and practices; ability to exercise initiative and independent judgement; ability to instruct individuals and groups, especially regarding computers and technology; strong written and oral communication skills; an enthusiastic commitment to public service; aptitude for dealing with the public in a professional and courteous manner; skill in setting priorities and managing time effectively; experience working independently or as part of a group; strong organizational and planning skills

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

Complete job description

Salary range: $17.00-$28.00 per hour

Send application and resume to Town Administrator, Hanson Town Hall, 542 Liberty Street, Hanson, MA 02341 by 11:00 am on Friday, April 30, 2017. Applications are available online at www.hanson-ma.gov. Hanson is EOEA. The position will remain open until filled.

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South Carolina Political Collections Special Projects Archivist, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

South Carolina Political Collections (SCPC) is a leading repository for manuscript collections documenting government, politics and society in the post- World War II era. Over one hundred collections include the papers of members and former members of Congress, state legislators, judges, journalists and organizations like the League of Women Voters and Democratic and Republican parties. 

The Special Projects Archivist is chiefly responsible for three duties: arranging and describing manuscript collections, coordinating outreach to USC and other SC undergraduate and graduate classes; and planning and coordinating public programming and real and virtual exhibits.

Duties for the SCPC Special Projects Archivist include: 

  • Arranging and describing materials and supervising students in archival processing.
  • Instructing classes in the use of SCPC holdings and planning and developing greater class use across South Carolina.
  • Coordinating and planning outreach, particularly real and virtual exhibits,
  • Training and supervising both graduate and undergraduate student assistants in archival work,
  • Participating in reading room and other reference services in SCPC holdings,
  • Assisting in providing reference services to SCPC donors with their own collections,
  • Participating in overall planning and policy development,
  • Assisting with SCPC and other events, sometimes outside of normal working hours,
  • Maintaining awareness of trends and developments within the field. 

The minimum qualifications include a MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution or other relevant Master's degree and experience processing complex modern manuscript collections. Knowledge of archival techniques. Ability to effectively plan and organize work activities to prioritize task completion according to schedules and goals. Ability to communicate effectively. Ability to deal courteously and effectively with patrons, donors, and staff. Ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion in interpreting and applying policies and procedures. Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Experience with ArchivesSpace or other archival management systems, curating exhibits, and congressional or other political papers is preferred. 

The University of South Carolina, founded in 1801, is the flagship campus of an eight-campus, fully accredited, state-system. The University is one of only 40 public universities to earn the Carnegie Foundation's top-tier designations in research activity and community engagement. The University of South Carolina - Columbia has strong undergraduate and graduate programs and other highly regarded professional schools including: medicine, law, education, engineering, social work, pharmacy, public health, arts and sciences, nursing, and business administration. About 32,000 students are enrolled with more than 8,000 students in graduate and professional programs.

University Libraries serves the graduate and undergraduate programs of all schools and colleges, with the exceptions of the School of Law and the School of Medicine. Holdings include more than 4.9 million volumes, 20 million manuscripts, 475,000 e-books, and four distinct special collections. University Libraries is a member of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, the Association of Research Libraries, and the Center for Research Libraries. The City of Columbia is the state capital with a metropolitan area population of nearly 800,000. The city is a state center of financial, transportation, and industrial development, and it has a rich historical and cultural tradition. Columbia is located within easy driving distance of both mountains and coast. 

Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. USC is an EOE.

Interested applicants should apply at:  uscjobs.sc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=80738

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Science Librarian, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

Job Summary:
seeks a creative, collaborative Science Librarian with strong pedagogical grounding to lead efforts to support teaching, learning, and research in the physical and life sciences. The College is particularly interested in candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and candidates who have had experience working with students from underserved populations. Strong candidates will demonstrate awareness of issues relating to diversity and inclusion in the sciences, including the need to make the sciences more accessible to a broader range of students. 

Based in the Lucy Scribner Library and reporting to the College Librarian, the Science Librarian holds an 11-month contract and, as a non-tenured faculty member, participates in shared governance at the college. 

The sciences at Skidmore face an exciting future with the imminent construction of a state-of-the-art Center for Integrated Sciences. In addition, the College has seen an increase in the number of students majoring in the sciences, an increase in tenure line faculty in the sciences, an increase in the commitment to faculty-student research, and an enduring and strong desire to collaborate across disciplinary lines. 

Scope of Duties 
  • Explore, develop, and implement new methods for supporting teaching, learning, and research in the physical and life sciences
  • Stay current on developments in the sciences generally in order to participate as fully as possible in the Skidmore science community
  • As primary liaison for physical and life sciences, develop and sustain effective working relationships, fostering collaborations and partnerships with faculty in those departments
  • In collaboration with science faculty and library faculty colleagues, develop and implement pedagogically innovative approaches to teaching information literacy in relevant courses
  • Develop collections in all formats to support teaching and learning across the physical and life sciences
  • In collaboration with others, provide general reference services in person and online, including some evening hours
  • Increase the visibility of library resources and services through active and creative outreach
  • Demonstrate professional engagement and scholarship required for advancement through library faculty ranks

Open until filled but first consideration begins May 1, 2017. 
 
 
Minimum Qualifications:
ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS, or equivalent education and experience. Minimum 2 years' experience working in an academic library setting. Demonstrated knowledge of scientific research methods and the research life cycle in the natural and biological sciences. Strong commitment to outreach and collaboration. Demonstrated ability to design and deliver educational programming such as classroom instruction, workshops, one-on-one consultations. Highly effective communication and interpersonal skills.  
 
Preferred Qualifications:
Undergraduate or advanced degree in a STEM discipline. Working knowledge of scholarly communication and open access, including data management plans. Familiarity with citation management tools. Demonstrated understanding of effective pedagogical approaches in STEM fields. Experience providing general reference service in an academic library setting.  
 
Required Applicant Documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of Three References 
 
Optional Applicant Documents:
  • Teaching Philosophy  
 
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Candidates for the position should fill out an online faculty profile and attach the following documents: letter of application, CV, and a list of three references to include name, title, company, email address and telephone number. May also attached an optional teaching philosophy. 

This system can support attachments up to 1.9MB. If you encounter difficulty attaching any one of the required documents, please contact Clarissa Sawyer, Employment Coordinator in Human Resources at: csawyer@skidmore.edu or 518 580.5802 
 
 

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Science and Mathematics Librarian, James Madison University, Harrisburg, VA

James Madison University (JMU) Libraries and Educational Technologies (LET) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Science and Mathematics Librarian. This position is the liaison to JMU's College of Science and Mathematics (CSM), which includes the biology, chemistry and biochemistry, geology and environmental science, mathematics and statistics, and physics and astronomy departments. 
 
Required Qualifications:
  • A master's degree in Library and/or Information Science from an ALA accredited institution, or international equivalent.

  • Demonstrated commitment to support and contribute to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment.

  • Effective communication and collaboration skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in a science discipline.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of trends in science librarianship.
  • Teaching experience or familiarity with instruction planning, including online tutorials and library research guides.
  • Familiarity with collections practice and methods.
  • An understanding of open access publishing and research data management in the sciences.   
 
Please consider applying! Harrisonburg is a great college town. 

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Postgraduate Academic Library Fellow, Gerald R. Sherratt Library, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT

Southern Utah University invites applications from individuals with vision, creativity, energy, and initiative to apply for this position. The Fellow will rotate through the library's departments and have meaningful work assignments contributing to each department's success. Each rotation will build the Fellow's understanding of the library's mission, role, and structure in meeting stakeholder needs; and hone the Fellow's ability to adapt to new situations and work with different groups. The Fellow will also benefit from mentoring relationships with faculty throughout the library.

Term: This position is an 11 month, non‐tenure track appointment for a one‐year term.

SUU is a comprehensive regional graduate and undergraduate degree‐granting university. The accredited, state‐supported institution of nearly 9,000 students is located in Cedar City, home to the Utah Shakespeare Festival and surrounded by the best back yard in the country. SUU is 40 minutes from both skiing and year‐round golfing, 2‐1/2 hours from Las Vegas, and 3‐1/2 hours from Salt Lake City.

Required Education, Training, and Skills

Job‐related

  • Awarded or pending MLS from ALA‐accredited library school or foreign equivalent.

General

  • Ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks asynchronously in an academic environment.
  • Flexibility and interpersonal abilities of a nature to work successfully with a wide variety of constituencies including students, university faculty, staff, and administration.

Desired start date: July 1, 2017

Term July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018

First considerations begin May 4, 2017

Salary: $35,000

For a complete job description and to apply online go to http://jobs.suu.edu (Job # F1600094) or use the direct link at https://jobs.suu.edu/postings/1281.

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Librarian Instructor/Librarian Assistant Professor, Augusta University, Augusta, GA

Reese Library of Augusta University invites applications for the position of Reference and Instruction Librarian (position #11021), a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position with an appointment as Instructor. The successful candidate will accomplish the following:

  • Participate in the re-design, implementation, and assessment of the library's instructional program.
  • Maintain awareness of emerging trends in information literacy, library instruction, and instructional technology.
  • Provide research assistance to students, faculty, staff, and other library users in a variety of formats, keeping current on research resources as well as trends and issues relevant to research assistance provision.
  • Serve as liaison librarian to one or more academic units.
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining online research guides for assigned subject areas.
  • Participate in and make recommendations in collection evaluation projects.
  • Participate in the weeding/withdrawal of items from the library's collection.
  • Actively engage in professional development by conducting scholarly research relevant to areas of responsibility, contributing to the professional literature based on research results.
  • Actively engage in service to the profession, university, and community, including committee service.

Intra-Institutional Responsibilities:

The Reference and Instruction Librarian will serve as liaison librarian to one or more academic units and will serve on library and institutional committees as a faculty member.

Extra-Institutional Responsibilities:

The Reference and Instruction Librarian is expected to be active professionally in local, regional, and national associations and will contribute to the professional literature.

Requirements:

  • American Library Association (ALA)-accredited Master's degree in library science.
  • Experience in library instruction or other teaching experience, preferably at the college level.
  • Demonstrated awareness of emerging trends in information literacy.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in an academic setting.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Demonstrated interest in library research in teaching, curriculum design, or information literacy initiatives.
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development through scholarly research relevant to areas of responsibility including publications, presentations, and participation and leadership in professional associations.
  • Ability to design course content for both in-house and distance education programs.
  • Ability to evaluate and assess instructional programs and teaching.
  • Understanding of learning management systems.
  • Experience serving diverse communities.

Salary and Benefits:

This position has faculty rank and status (non-tenure track). Academic rank will be commensurate with experience. Benefits include a competitive health package, TIAA/CREF, and other retirement options. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

How to apply:

In order to be formerly considered for employment at Augusta University, applications must be submitted electronically and must include a letter o