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Catalog Specialist, EBSCO, Ipswich, MA

Software as a Service Catalog Specialist

The Software as a Service Catalog Specialist (SaaSCS) is responsible for providing all aspects of set-up and ongoing support for EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) Catalogs and assisting in the set-up and ongoing support for EDS Institutional Repositories. This is an entry level position for a recent Master of Library and Information Studies graduate or someone with comparable experience and education. 

Primary Responsibilities:

Support SaaS customers by providing initial set-up and continued support for EDS Custom Catalogs and Institutional Repositories.           

  • Support includes but is not limited to: 
    • Working closely with EBSCO Information Services Team members and the customer to obtain all necessary set-up information. 
    • Working with a variety of international metadata standards.                   
    • Creating design instructions to map customer fields to EBSCO fields. 
    • QA Testing of initial EDS Custom Catalog and Institutional Repository set-ups and going maintenance. 
    • Working with Database Development, Production Operators, and Database Designers. 
    • Maintain documentation on SaaS Operations Team and associated support procedures, including but not limited to creating internal and external FAQs. 
    • Work closely with the Discovery Solutions Coordinator and/or Sales to provide support for questions pertaining to EBSCO's SaaS products/services. 
    • Assist in the training of team members as necessary. 
    • Assist in other Customer Relations team work as required. 
    • Understand the technical environment, products serviced and systems used at EBSCO Industries, and by our customers. 
    • Other areas of responsibility as deemed necessary for the proper support of customers and EBSCO's SaaS products/services.

Cultural Competencies:

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

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MLS or MLIS preferred 
  • Library industry related experience a plus 
  • Experience in data analysis and processing strongly preferred 
  • Familiarity with XML a plus 
  • Knowledge of MARC is preferred.

https://www.ebscohost.com/careers1/jobs.php?dept=13

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Collections Assistant/Archives Coordinator, Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH

Position Purpose:

The Lamont Gallery has launched a Collections Management Initiative in order to identify works in its collections, conduct a complete inventory of objects, identify and care for these objects, and explore the future goal of creating a sustainable collections program.  The Collections Assistant/Archives Coordinator will contribute to research, inventory, and object care activities in support of this initiative. This position will report to the Lamont Gallery Director and Curator and Collections Manager.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Assist the Collections Manager in the comprehensive physical inventory of objects in Lamont Gallery storage and throughout campus.
  • Under the direction of the Collections Manager, contribute to processing of the Lamont Gallery archives for short-term functionality (including contributing to provenance research) and for long-term sustainability (the future development of a searchable electronic record of the gallery's history and that of the individual objects in its collections).
  • Assist in compiling a narrative timeline of the Lamont Gallery's collecting history; contribute to reports on key objects, donors, and related gifts.
  • Assist Collections Manager and Gallery Manager in the proper installation of art for gallery display, using the standards/best practices as articulated by AAM and AAMG.
  • Provide access to the collection as directed by Collections Manager in support of PEA community members engaged in research and scholarship pertaining to Lamont Gallery
  • Identify and organize materials and documents for Lamont Gallery Director and Curator for donor and advancement reports and for collections/archival research for special projects.
  • Guided by Director and Curator and/or Collections Manager, conduct archival research in other institutional archives to support Lamont Gallery Collections Initiative.
  • Support other special collections-related projects as necessary.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of one year of fine art handling or equivalent gallery or collections experience is required
  • Some experience in archives management strongly preferred. 
  • Experience in conducting art historical and/or archival research
  • Bachelor's degree in art history, museum studies, library science or related field required 

How to Apply: 
Submit an application (www.exeter.edu/jobapplication) AND cover letter and a current resume (PDF or MS Word format) to recruitment@exeter.edu.  Please indicate in the subject line:  Collections Assistant.  The deadline for submission is July 18, 2016.  The successful candidate for this position will be subject to a comprehensive pre-employment background check.

The Academy offers competitive salaries, free parking, meals & more, in a supportive, collegial environment in a drug- and smoke-free workplace.

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Collections and Cataloging Librarian, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

The Archives of Traditional Music seeks a dynamic, innovative, and service oriented individual to be Collections and Cataloging Librarian at the Indiana University Bloomington Libraries.

Founded in 1820, Indiana University Bloomington has grown from a small state seminary into the flagship campus of a great public university with over 48,000 students and almost 3,000 faculty. Innovation, creativity, and academic freedom are hallmarks of IU Bloomington and its world-class contributions in research and the arts. The campus covers over 1,800 wooded acres and is distinctive for both its park-like beauty and an architectural heritage inspired by local craftsmanship in limestone.

The Indiana University Bloomington Libraries (http://www.libraries.iub.edu) are among the leading academic research library systems in North America. The IUB Libraries provide strong collections, quality service and instructional programs, and leadership in the application of information technologies. The IU Libraries system consists of twenty libraries on the Bloomington campus, five libraries in Indianapolis, and a library at each of the other six campuses across the state. The collections support every academic discipline on campus and include more than 9.9 million books, journals, maps, films, and audio/visual materials in over more than 430 languages. Users can access more than 400 databases, 60,000 electronic journals, and 1.4 million electronic books, as well as locally developed digital content.

The IUB Libraries are active members of regional and national associations and consortia including the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Digital Library Federation (DLF), and is a founding member of HathiTrust, a shared digital repository.

Located in Morrison Hall, the Archives of Traditional Music (ATM) is an audiovisual archive that documents music and culture from all over the world. With over 100,000 recordings that include more than 2,700 field collections, it is one of the largest university-based ethnographic media archives in the United States. Its holdings cover a wide range of cultural and geographical areas, vocal and instrumental music, linguistic materials, folktales, interviews, and oral history, across a wide variety of audio-visual formats. ATM is seen as a leader in ethnographic field collection and jazz and popular music cataloging. ATM librarians have contributed thousands of NACO name authority (now AAP) records and have been actively involved in the Program for Cooperative Cataloging's NACO Music Funnel project from its inception.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Reporting to the Director of the Archives of Traditional Music (ATM), the individual in this position will oversee the cataloging, access, and use of the collections and work closely with students and faculty in many departments across the university as well as researchers worldwide.

Collections

  • Oversee public and reference services including library policies and procedures, circulation, loan, and reserve functions
  • Supervise, train, and evaluate temporary employees in circulation procedures and policies, including in-house listening copy and course reserve requests
  • Maintain circulation statistics
  • Acquire commercial sound recordings
  • Oversee stacks (vault) maintenance, including withdrawals, for all commercial holdings
  • Provide in-person, phone, mail, and online reference service (shared with the ATM Archivist)
  • Provide library instruction services and tours

Cataloging/Metadata/EAD

  • Direct, coordinate, and manage the non-MARC metadata and traditional MARC cataloging activities, including the supervision and evaluation of temporary student staff
  • Provide original bibliographic records for unpublished field collections
  • Contribute authority/authorized access point records to the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC), an international initiative coordinated jointly by the Library of Congress and PCC participants worldwide
  • Monitor national developments in RDA, LC-PCC policy statements, OCLC and MARC21 documentation, and other cataloging standards as they emerge and develop and adapt local policies and processes appropriately
  • Initiate projects and innovative procedures to address cataloging needs
  • Manage the Archives library in-house inventory databases of un-cataloged items
  • Add ATM images and metadata to IU's Image Collections Online and provide high resolution photos for researchers
  • Contribute to developments in the field of metadata/cataloging through active professional engagement and research, presenting, and publishing in appropriate venues

Grant Projects

  • Help write, oversee, and report on all ATM cataloging grant projects
  • Serve as cataloging consultant for grant projects and supervise any staff hired for cataloging as part of grant-funded projects

QUALIFICATIONS
Required

  • ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library Science (MLS) or equivalent education and experience
  • Degree in ethnomusicology, music, anthropology, folklore, cultural studies, or a related field
  • At least two years of professional metadata/cataloging experience creating original catalog records for sound and visual recordings in a wide range of analog and digital formats, including 78 rpm, 45 rpm, and LP discs, compact discs, cassettes, open reel tape, digital audio tapes, streaming audio, video cassettes, and DVDs
  • Ability to remain current with the constantly changing body of music cataloging rules, including RDA, MARC 21, and LCSH, and participation in national cooperative cataloging initiatives, including the NACO Music Project
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and implement policies and procedures for technical services operations
  • Knowledge of and experience creating and designing instructional materials in traditional and new formats
  • Ability to assist faculty in the use of Archives resources in undergraduate and graduate curricula and actively engage with faculty, instructors, and other IUB librarians as partners in programmatic integration of information
  • Strong public service orientation
  • Supervisory experience
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work in a collegial, collaborative work environment and maintain positive professional working relationships with faculty members, supervisor, peers, and subordinates
  • Ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track librarian position

Preferred

  • Three or more years of experience in an archival environment
  • Experience with OCLC and library management systems
  • Knowledge of and experience using EAD (encoded archival description)
  • Evidence of an ongoing record of professional development contribution
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple responsibilities in a rapidly changing environment
  • Knowledge and understanding of key issues and trends that affect archives, academic libraries, and higher education

SALARY AND BENEFITS
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and education; benefits include a university healthcare plan, university-funded base retirement plan, a 100% university paid group life insurance plan, and a generous paid time off plan. This is a tenure-track academic appointment that includes eligibility for sabbatical leaves once achieving tenure. For a full list of benefit programs, please refer to the following resources:
Website: http://hr.iu.edu/benefits/index.html

TO APPLY
Review of applications will begin Friday, July 22, 2016. The position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at: https://indiana.peopleadmin.com. Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: Jennifer Chaffin, Director of Human Resources, Libraries Human Resources, Herman B Wells Library 201, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405 - Phone: 812-855-8196 - Fax: 812-855-2576 - Email: libpers@indiana.edu.

For more information about Indiana University Bloomington go to http://www.iub.edu

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

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Part-Time Senior Library Assistant, Sargent Memorial Library, Boxborough, MA

The Sargent Memorial Library in Boxborough has an immediate opening for a part-time Senior Library Assistant with customer service experience and an enjoyment of working with library patrons of all ages. Responsible for a variety of duties including checking materials in and out, registering patrons, providing telephone assistance, processing items on hold, and assisting with public computers.

The hours will include Monday evenings, Thursday mornings, and regular Saturday rotations. Occasional substitute hours may be available.

Qualifications:  Bachelor's degree preferred; minimum Associates degree; excellent customer service skills; ability to multi-task and work in a fast paced environment; experience in a public library with Evergreen ILS a plus.

Salary:  $19.69 to $23.99 in 9 steps

Please submit cover letter, current resume and three references to:

Maureen Strapko, Director, Sargent Memorial Library Mstrapko@cwmars.org

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Elementary Library Teacher, Newton Public Schools, Newton, MA

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

All candidates should:

  • Be knowledgeable as to the organization and administration of a school library program
  • Possess a range of instructional strategies with an ability to develop lessons that are engaging for students and require the application of critical and creative thinking skills
  • Design and deliver instruction that is developmentally appropriate for the academic, social and emotional abilities of all students
  • Possess the content knowledge and ability to evaluate and select digital tools and applications to use within the library setting both with students and by students, applying a review rubric and that abides by CIPA and COPPA guidelines
  • Be able to instruct students in developing basic and advanced searching skills within the online catalog and elementary databases in a way that is developmentally appropriate to the grade level
  • Be willing to take initiative and make outreach to the teaching staff to collaboratively design units of instruction that take place in the library and the classroom
  • Be up to date in current children's literature publishing trends, with the ability to analyze the existing collection and develop a plan of purchase
  • Have a vision for continuing the library learning commons approach that is currently in place and be open to exploring means and methods for integrating a maker space (including coding instruction) into the program.

Interested applicants can contact Chris Swerling, Library Coordinator, with questions.
chris_swerling@newton.k12.ma.us 617-559-6096

An online application should be submitted at www.newton.k12.ma.us (Human Resources-Employment-Current Job Opportunities- Elementary Library Teacher Anticipated Openings) 

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Digital Collections Assistant (temporary part-time), MIT Libraries, Cambridge, MA

Job Description: 
Part-time, 20 hours per week, Monday-Friday, 10am - 4pm, July through December 2016.
The Digital Collections Assistant will work under the direction of the Digital Archivist and the Digital Operations Coordinator to support digital collections using the Libraries' Collections Lifecycle Workflow for reformatting and managing digital material. Join our teams to make archival material available and at-risk AV material preserved via reformatting. The DC Assistant will work with a variety of collections and take part in a comprehensive Life Cycle Workflow.

Tasks may vary, but will include:

  • Handling archival collections pre and post-reformatting according to archival handling guidelines
  • Calling collection boxes for material identification and flagging items to be pulled for reformatting (completing call slips)
  • Updating audit tracking database with the status of tasks competed over the duration of a project
  • Assisting with creating or updating description records and digital object records in ArchivesSpace or other collections databases
  • Embedding metadata into digital files as directed using tools such as Adobe Bridge, Adobe Acrobat, ExifTool, BWF Metaedit
  • Other tasks critical to supporting collections services and providing information about the digital material in our collections
  • Duties may also include assistance with processing print theses, researching and updating records in local tracking databases, or other projects as assigned.

Required: Demonstrated aptitude for accurate, detail-oriented work, data entry skills, and strong skills working with spreadsheets and databases.  Excellent organizational skills and evidence of being a self-starter with the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to lift record carton size boxes (up to 40 lbs.). Familiarity and experience working with digital curation and reformatting tools very helpful.  Must be comfortable with working in Windows and Mac operating systems.  Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, Notepad, FileMakerPro, Adobe applications Photoshop and Bridge, and Archivists Toolkit or ArchivesSpace is helpful but not required. Familiarity with the OAIS Reference Framework for digital preservation and with ArchivesSpace a plus.

Wage/​Salary:  $14.00/hour

Please send a message with a statement of your interest and qualifications for this position to smithkr@mit.edu and bturner@mit.edu. We will respond to those whom we wish to speak with about the position.  Applications will be reviewed beginning June 27th and continue until the job has been filled.

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Scholarly Communications and Licensing Librarian, MIT Libraries, Cambridge, MA

The MIT Libraries seek an entrepreneurial and enthusiastic professional with a commitment to making scholarly research as openly accessible as possible. The Scholarly Communications and Licensing Librarian will join a newly created, innovative department which incorporates collections resource management under the umbrella of a strong and long-standing scholarly communications program. As part of that team, the Librarian will have the exciting opportunity to participate in influencing the evolution of the scholarly communication landscape in ways that benefit MIT and the broader environment for research, teaching and scholarship.

Reporting to the Department Head for Scholarly Communications and Collections Strategy, the Scholarly Communications and Licensing Librarian will manage the production demands of a licensing negotiation workflow, negotiate library content licenses, participate in the development and deployment of the license program strategy, and support open access and scholarly communications initiatives in the MIT Libraries.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • reviewing library content license agreements, and carrying out projects related to license interpretation and license metadata
  • serving as the point person for text-mining of licensed and other scholarly resources
  • participating on project teams related to open access workflows and assisting with implementing changes to open access workflow systems, including for the MIT Faculty Open Access Policy
  • providing copyright and open access outreach to the MIT community, including teaching workshops, building guides, and writing blog stories, particularly for student populations
  • participating as a member of the Research Data Management Services group and the Negotiations team
  • working on projects that support scholarly publishing, open access, and copyright initiatives

As part of the negotiations team, the Scholarly Communications and Licensing Librarian will have the opportunity to experiment with using a licensing program to effect positive change in the scholarly communications landscape. Additionally, s/he will join actively in evolving discussions and experimentation regarding how best to infuse the values of transforming scholarly communications, social justice, diversity, and inclusion into our collections and licensing processes. The Librarian will collaborate extensively with subject, acquisitions, metadata, and other librarians in the MIT Libraries and will be expected to engage professionally with library and scholarly organizations to further his/her foundational knowledge of trends and issues related to scholarly communication and licensing in order to contribute to strategic change.

The successful candidate will be a flexible and situational thinker who appreciates change and ambiguity and thrives on working in a fast-paced environment. Professionals who enthusiastically embrace the empathy, courage, self-reflection and respect essential in a multicultural, diverse and inclusive workplace, and who strive to incorporate those values in public service work, research, and program development are encouraged to apply.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS for the position include:

  • MLS/MLIS
  • Minimum of 2 years' professional experience in a research library setting with some experience working with vendors of scholarly information resources, with license agreements, and/or negotiations
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm for experimentation and implementing new services and work methods
  • A collaborative approach to problem solving and working across organizational boundaries
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a team-based, shared decision-making environment: appropriately taking initiative or seeking guidance, working independently or collaboratively, and coordinating projects.
  • Knowledge or familiarity with matters pertaining to scholarly communication, such as open access, scholarly publishing practices, copyright and fair use, licensing, data management, repository services, and user privacy issues.
  • A commitment to increasing openness in the scholarly communication ecosystem

Preferred

  • Demonstrated vendor negotiation skills
  • Experience in open access outreach and workflows
  • Experience managing and manipulating metadata
  • Teaching/instruction skills
  • Expertise with tools or practices common in digital scholarship

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

Apply online at: http://careers.mit.edu/. Applications must include cover letter and resume. Priority will be given to applications received by July 11, 2016; position open until filled. MIT is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community and particularly encourages applications from qualified women and minority candidates.

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Assistant Archivist for Acquisitions, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

Dartmouth College Library seeks a creative and detail-oriented individual to join a team of archivists, librarians and records professionals at the Rauner Special Collections Library. The successful candidate will perform appraisal and selection of archives and manuscript materials. The position also works closely with the Records Analyst to assist offices and departments with the analysis of their records, both paper and electronic, and to determine the final disposition of those records. The position participates as part of a team of archivists, technologists and records professionals in the development of policies and procedures related to appraisal, selection and deaccessioning with an emphasis on electronic records.

Reporting to the College Archivist, the Assistant Archivist for Acquisitions will acquire in-depth knowledge of the College Archives and will be the point person for complex research requests related to College history, as well as participating in staffing the reference desk. In addition, since Rauner Library is a teaching collection with a strong commitment to integrating primary sources into the curriculum, this position will have opportunities to participate in teaching class sessions related to specific subjects or to introduce students to primary sources.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Ability to manage personnel and complex workflows
  • Demonstrated knowledge of record keeping systems and standards
  • Demonstrated knowledge of archival appraisal and selection
  • Ability to work with confidential information
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of archival standards, theory, and practice
  • Strong commitment to public services
  • Ability to work effectively in a team
  • Commitment to diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse population.

Candidates must have a Masters in Library and Information Science or equivalent degree. An archival concentration within the degree is preferred.

Rank & Salary
This is an entry-level Library Professional I position in the Dartmouth College Library Classification System of Professional Ranks. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Full benefits package including 22 vacation days; comprehensive health care; retirement plans, including TIAA-CREF; and relocation assistance.

To Apply
Review of applications will begin as of July 12, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. For the complete job description and to apply online go to: https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/38085

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AAAI Conference on Crowdsourcing and Human Computation (HCOMP)

The 2016 AAAI Conference on Crowdsourcing and Human Computation (HCOMP) will be held October 30 - November 3, 2016 in Austin, TX, USA.

In addition to the main conference tracks, HCOMP will offer several workshops, a doctoral consortium, and a tutorial (details below).  A forthcoming announcement email will share details on an Industry & Practice Track and an Encore Track.

PhD Students interested in the doctoral consortium should apply by August 19. Two HCOMP workshops have calls for papers, due August 1, while CrowdCamp and the tutorial have open enrollment.

Want to receive future updates on crowdsourcing and human computation? Follow @hcomp_conf on Twitter, or join our new ?crowd-hcomp? listserv for posting and receiving announcements (e.g., CFPs, job openings, etc.). You can subscribe online at https://groups.google.com/d/forum/crowd-hcomp*.*

Learn more at http://www.humancomputation.com.

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Photograph Archivist, Mary Baker Eddy Library, Boston, MA

SUMMARY

The Photograph Archivist works closely with the Curator and the Research Archivist/Archivist to arrange, describe, and maintain the image collections managed by The Mary Baker Eddy Library (MBEL). These include the Historic Photograph Collection, photographs in the organizational archives, photographs of Library exhibits and programs. This position also assists in the planning for documenting and maintaining these collections.

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Follows archival standards to ensure the long term care and preservation of the photo collection. Catalogs photographs, creating records in collection management systems or editing existing records. As needed, researches in archival collections to locate information on photographs.
  • Develops policies and procedures for The Mary Baker Eddy Library in regard to the arrangement, description, and preservation of photograph collections.
  • Oversees large-scale photo collection processing projects.
  • Trains staff and interns on proper care and handling of photographic materials.
  • Provides photo collections reference services and research assistance to patrons of the Library (both internal and external) via email, telephone, and in person.
  • Works collaboratively with MBEL staff on exhibits and programs.
  • Collaborates with the Office of General Counsel on issues of rights, permissions, and use pertaining to photographic services.
  • Manages the fulfillment of orders for image use, reproduction, and permissions as well as for invoices to be produced and payments to be made.
  • Collaborates (in conjunction with Office of Records Management, Curator, and Research and Reference Services) with other departments to assess photographs from other collections and to plan and implement digitization projects.
  • Oversees interns as needed.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Education/Experience

  • Master's degree in Library and Information Science.
  • Demonstrated specific experience (1-3 years) or coursework in working with image collections and in archives management. This should include training in image handling and care.

Knowledge/Skills

  • Knowledge of digital asset management systems, collection management systems, and/or archive collection management systems. This would include knowledge of metadata standards and controlled vocabularies for archives, museums, and news organizations; familiarity with Re:discovery/Proficio and Merlin a plus.
  • Familiarity with photographic processes, including digitization on flatbed scanners, and
    image manipulation software such as Photoshop.
  • Experience in historical research as well as the ability to quickly learn about and recognize significant people, places, and events captured in images that relate to Mary Baker Eddy, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and its affiliates, the history of the Christian Science movement, and The Christian Science Monitor.
  • Flexibility and eagerness to learn; a team player.
  • General knowledge of standards of rights and reproduction a plus.

Apply: https://www4.recruitingcenter.net/Clients/tfccs/PublicJobs/controller.cfm?jbaction=JobProfile&Job_Id=10594&esid=az

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Collections Manager, Concord Museum, Concord, MA

SUMMARY 

Responsible for the physical care, preservation, and management of the Museum's collections and the intellectual control of the collections through maintenance of paper and electronic records. Maintains collections storage areas and galleries through proper methods of storage, display, movement, inventory, cataloguing, and climate control. Responsible for the security of the collection. Through supervision of the Registrar, oversees the coordination of incoming loans for exhibitions. Works with the Curator and Collections Committee of the Board of Governors in matters related to collections management. Participates in institutional strategic planning as it relates to the collection. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

Collections Management

  • Participates in the long-term strategic planning for the collection; develops annual budgets for ongoing collections management tasks as well as long-term or upcoming projects.
  • Maintains and implements the Museum's Collections Management Policy; recommends new policies and procedures, or revisions for existing ones, regarding the use of and access to collections.
  • Works with the Executive Director and Curator to recommend new acquisitions, deaccessions, and outgoing loans to the Collections Committee and Board of Governors.
  • Ensures the creation and maintenance of master collections records, and object records and images. Maintains the collections database, including the online public component.
  • Works with the Curator and education staff to review and approve uses of collections objects for educational purposes.
  • Responds to inquiries related to the collections. Reviews and fulfills permissions requests for use of object images by researchers, scholars, and publishers. Ensures adequate insurance coverage of the permanent collection and loan objects.

Collections Care

  • Maintains the galleries and onsite and offsite collection storage areas, including security and environmental conditions, integrated pest management, and current inventories and object locations.
  • Provides for the proper storage, display, and handling of artifacts. As appropriate, evaluates the condition of objects and, in collaboration with the Curator, assists with conservation efforts.
  • Oversees the security system and staff security access and procedures. With the Building and Grounds Manager, monitors the environmental conditions in the building, assists with maintenance of the HVAC equipment, and supervises maintenance work in the collections areas.
  • Maintains and implements the Emergency Preparedness Plan. Works with Director of Education to develop staff training in security, facilities, and Emergency Preparedness Plan.

Exhibitions

  • Supervises the Registrar's coordination of incoming loans for special exhibitions, including packing, transport, insurance, and display.
  • Serves on the exhibition team, along with the Curator, Director of Education, Manager of Exhibitions and Design, and the Executive Director, to conceptualize, research, plan, implement, and install both temporary and permanent exhibitions in the Museum galleries.
  • Functions in part as an exhibition preparator (including physical labor) during implementation and installation of exhibitions, in collaboration with the Curator, Registrar, and outside contractors.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES 
Supervises the Registrar and his/her responsibilities. Supervises temporary collections staff, interns and volunteers when necessary in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training volunteers; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; addressing complaints; and resolving problems. 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • The ability to successfully perform each essential duty as described above.
  • A passion for the Concord Museum's mission and collection.
  • Extensive knowledge of standard collections practices and ethics related to acquisitions, deaccessions, and loans. Expertise in all collections management skills for objects of all types and materials, including object handling, cataloguing, paper and electronic record-keeping, inventory, storage, display, transport, environmental conditions, security, pest management, and insurance.
  • Prior use of a collections management database; proficiency with Microsoft Office.
  • Experience supervising colleagues and interns; experience developing and managing budgets.
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills. Ability to lift and move up to 50 pounds.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Master's degree in history, museum studies, material culture, public history, or related field.
  • At least 5 years of collections management experience and direct object care.
  • Must be comfortable with computers and able to work efficiently with databases, word processing, spreadsheets, and other software.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and list of references to cm1@concordmuseum.org.

Application Deadline: July 1. No phone calls please.

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Part-Time Library Teacher, Ashland Public Schools, Ashland, MA

The position involves teaching grade 6-8 students information literacy/research skills and managing the library.  It is two and a half days per week, and might fit well into the schedule of someone who is still taking classes. While the ideal candidate would be library certified, someone with coursework in school library certification or in an MLS program would be considered.  

If further information is required, please contact Karen Johnson (karenjohnson@ashland.k12.ma.us).

How to apply: Contact Principal Dave DiGirolamo at Ashland Middle School at 508-881-0167 or email ddigirolamo@ashland.k12.ma.us and send a cover letter and resume to resumes@ashland.k12.ma.us.

*Please note: type only the following code: AMS17LBRY in the subject line of your email.

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Call for Proposals: College & Undergraduate Libraries

College & Undergraduate Libraries, a peer-reviewed journal published by Taylor & Francis, invites proposals for articles to be published in the fall of 2017. The issue will be co-edited by Kevin Gunn (gunn@cua.edu) of the Catholic University of America and Jason Paul (pauljn@stolaf.edu) of St. Olaf College.

The issue will deal with the digital humanities in a very broad sense, with 
a major focus on their implications for the roles of academic librarians and libraries as well as on librarianship in general. Possible article topics include, but are not limited to, the following themes, issues, challenges, and criticism:

  • Developing the project development mindset in librarians
  • Creating new positions and/or cross-training issues for librarians
  • Librarian as: point-of-service agent, an ongoing consultant, or as an embedded project librarian
  • Developing managerial and technological competencies in librarians
  • Administration support (or not) for DH endeavors in libraries
  • Teaching DH with faculty to students (undergraduate and graduate) and faculty
  • Helping students working with data
  • Managing the DH products of the data life cycle
  • Issues surrounding humanities data collection development and management
  • Relationships of data curation and digital libraries in DH
  • Issues in curation, preservation, sustainability, and access of DH data, projects, and products
  • Linked data, open access, and libraries
  • Librarian and staff development for non-traditional roles
  • Teaching DH in academic libraries
  • Project collaboration efforts with undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty
  • Data literacy for librarians
  • The lack of diversity of librarians and how it impacts DH development
  • Advocating and supporting DH across the institution
  • Developing institutional repositories for DH
  • Creating DH scholarship from the birth of digital objects
  • Consortial collaborations on DH projects
  • Establishing best practices for DH labs, networks, and services
  • Assessing, evaluating, and peer reviewing DH projects and librarians.

Articles may be theoretical or ideological discussions, case studies, best practices, research studies, and opinion pieces or position papers.

Proposals should consist of an abstract of up to 500 words and up to six keywords describing the article, together with complete author contact information. Articles should be in the range of 20 double-spaced pages in length. Please consult the following link that contains instructions for authors:
http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=wcul20&page=instructions#.V0DJWE0UUdU.

Please submit proposals to Kevin Gunn (gunn@cua.edu) by *August 17, 2016*please do not use Scholar One for submitting proposals. First drafts of accepted proposals will be due by *February 1, 2017* with the issue being published in the fall of 2017. Feel free to contact the editors with any questions that you may have.

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WIC Desk Internship, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Overview: 

Reporting to the Director of the Information Commons, the WIC Desk Intern handles core student assistance activities. Primary requirements are the ability to work independently, comfort working with patrons, strong communication skills, familiarity with technology and software, and flexibility. Evening and weekend hours are expected.
The WIC is a collaborative space on the first floor of the Van Pelt-Dietrich Center; details are at http://commons.library.upenn.edu (Interns may also help staff the Education Commons.)

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the initial point of contact for all visitors to the Commons, handling directional and general questions. Assist patrons with services and equipment. Refer students to academic support services
  • Assist patrons in following the policies and procedures of the Commons, especially with regards to group study room reservations
  • Assist instructors and faculty with educational technology
  • Provide overview of Commons services, technology, and programs to visitors
  • Schedule rooms and appointments for Commons staff and program partners
  • Handle signage and questions relating to course sessions, workshops and special events hosted by the Commons
  • Design and conduct technology training workshops for students and faculty
  • Write blog posts and ad-hoc reports
  • Conduct social media, web and print outreach for Commons activities
  • Track and communicate with Library staff about equipment and facilities issues
  • Work with the Director to develop online and print documentation
  • Provide appointment-based assistance to patrons and students

Qualifications:

  • Enrollment in a graduate degree program in library or information science or related field is expected.
  • Previous experience in an academic setting preferred; previous experience in an academic library or in providing academic support services highly desirable.
  • Public services orientation, interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills needed
  • Attention to detail and the ability to juggle multiple tasks
  • Familiarity with word processing, spreadsheet and searching software applications required. Candidates should be comfortable with and enthusiastic about educational technologies.
  • Teaching experience preferred

Availability: accepting applications

Hours: 20 hours per week. Some evening and weekend hours required.

Salary: $15/hour.

To apply, please submit a resume and letter of interest to the attention of:
Royce Drake
phdrake@upenn.edu

Please write "WIC Desk Internship" in the subject line.

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Instruction & Electronic Access Librarian, Eastern Nazarene College, Quincy, MA

SUMMARY:

The successful candidate will provide information literacy instruction for undergraduate and graduate students in a variety of settings and formats. This involves creating and maintaining up-to-date instruction materials for print and online library resources, including online research guides (LibGuides). The Instruction & Electronic Access Librarian will also maintain access to and support interconnectivity of all online resources via a link resolver (EBSCO's Full Text Finder). Other duties include providing research assistance during scheduled hours at the reference desk and via email.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Provide and establish library presence through instruction in a classroom setting and online
  2. Create and maintain online research guides (LibGuides) according to best practices and with faculty input
  3. Maintain the ENC Learning Commons website and Nease Library website through current web platform
  4. Participate in reference desk rotation for evenings and weekends
  5. Serve on network (OCLN) and college committees
  6. Other duties as assigned

 POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Master's degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited program
  2. At least 2 years of teaching experience at an academic library is preferred
  3. Demonstrated ability to create library instruction materials in print and online
  4. Ability to work collaboratively with other librarians and faculty as well as independently

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
Until Filled

START DATE:
Immediately

Applicants may apply by submitting their resume along with a cover letter and statement of faith.

Address:
Jan Weisen
Human Resources
Eastern Nazarene College, 23 E. Elm Avenue, Quincy, MA 02170

Email:
hr-dir@enc.edu

Fax:
617-745-3907

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Technical Services Librarian, Marlboro College, Marlboro, VT

SUMMARY:

Marlboro College seeks a Technical Service Librarian to join its Rice-Aron Library team. This librarian has primary responsibility for all of the Library's technical services functions, including acquisitions, cataloging, processing, and maintenance of items in the Library's collections. Along with two other librarians, this librarian also provides public service, supervises student workers, and carries out other general duties as assigned. Occasional evening and weekend work is required.

We are in search of a self-directed and collaborative professional who is prepared to take over the running of a technical services department with minimal supervision while also working closely with colleagues, faculty, and students on library and campus-wide projects and initiatives.

Marlboro College is a small, private, liberal arts college nestled in the hills of Southeastern Vermont. Primary job responsibilities will take place on the Marlboro, VT campus with occasional work at the Brattleboro, VT campus.

Reports to: Library Director
Status: Full-time, Exempt, 12 months

PRIMARY POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage library acquisitions including: processing, monitoring orders, maintaining acquisitions database, and managing book budget.
  • Provide timely cataloging (original and complex copy) for library materials in all formats and languages.
  • Manage and process print serials.
  • Mend damaged materials.
  • Plan, implement, and evaluate technical services operations and workflows.
  • Supervise and mentor library assistants (4-6 part-time, work-study students).
  • Provide reference and access services at public Service Desk to students, faculty, staff and townspeople.
  • Plan and participate in library outreach and programming.
  • Assist in daily building maintenance efforts.
  • Take active role in long-term library planning

SECONDARY POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist Reference & Technology Librarian with updates and improvements to open-source ILS (Koha)
  • Inventory library collections on annual, rotating basis.
  • Support library orientations for new students and faculty.
  • Catalog and process items for Special Collections and College Archives.
  • Actively engage in campus committee work and professional development activities.
  • Assist with Collection Development.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program. Recent graduates welcome to apply.
  • 1-3 years of experience in academic library setting, or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated experience in cataloging using national standards (namely, RDA, LCSH, LCC, and Dewey) and tools (WorldShare, OCLC Connexion, WebDewey).
  • Awareness of current developments and trends in cataloging and metadata with the proven ability to apply such knowledge to local practices.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to work well with all faculty, students and staff.
  • Ability to think strategically, set priorities, research tools and best practices, and manage responsibilities independently.
  • Ability to adapt quickly in a dynamic, evolving library and campus environment.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Supervisory experience.
  • Commitment to diversity and social justice.
  • Experience working with special collection and archival materials.

For information visit www.marlboro.edu, http://www.marlboro.edu/offices/hr/jobs/ and http://marlboro.edu/library. Submit the following in one document (doc, docx, pdf, rtf, odt) to library@marlboro.edu: cover letter, cv, and three references with contact information (names, address, telephone, email). Review of applications to begin immediately and continue until filled. Position begins in early August 2016. Marlboro College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Library Director, Wadleigh Memorial Library, Milford, NH

Appointed by an elected Board of  seven Library Trustees and under its general direction, the Library Director has overall administrative responsibility for the provision of public library service and functions as a Department Head for the Town of Milford.  The position requires independent judgment, initiative and decision-making as well as frequent interaction with the community, town officials and senior staff, local groups and organizations.

The Library Director administers, develops, plans and/or oversees all aspects of library operations, including personnel selection, supervision and performance evaluations; budgeting and expenditures; collection development and maintenance; materials processing; building and grounds maintenance; automation and the use of appropriate technology; programming; marketing; policies, plans and procedures; reports and presentations; and community and vendor relations.  The Director will also be working closely with library trustees on implementing the library's Strategic Plan which includes a future facility renovation/expansion project.

The successful candidate will serve as an ambassador within the community - advocating and promoting the library's mission by demonstrating enthusiasm, creativity, innovation and an understanding and respect for the needs, interests and demands of the community. 

S/he must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be able to communicate effectively and persuasively both orally and in writing.  S/he must also have a thorough working knowledge of modern library policies, practices, technologies and trends.

The Wadleigh Memorial Library is located in Milford, NH and belongs to the GMILCS consortium of 12 libraries.  The town of Milford, known as the "Granite Town" in the granite state of NH, is situated approximately an hour northwest of Boston, MA and within 20 miles of both Nashua and Manchester, NH.  Residents enjoy the great outdoors with nearly 1000 acres of designated town forest land and a myriad of hiking & biking trails.  Milford has a population of 15,000 and the Library is located right off "The Oval"--a historic, bustling town center filled with restaurants, shops & businesses all surrounding the town's bandstand. 

The position requires a Master's degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university and eight (8) years of progressively responsible library administrative experience, including at least four (4) years in a supervisory capacity.  It is a full-time, exempt, non-bargaining position.  Full time is 40 hours per week as scheduled and includes regular evening meetings and occasional weekend hours.  Dependent upon level of experience and qualifications, the library offers a competitive salary range ($58,000 - 89,000) as well as a town benefits package. 

A complete job description can be found at www.wadleighlibrary.org/employment.  Applicants seeking consideration should submit a statement of their interest and qualifications, resume and three professional references to WMLSearchCmte@wadleighlibrary.org.  Applications received by July 20, 2016 will be given priority consideration. 

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Call for Papers: Code4Lib Journal

The Code4Lib Journal (C4LJ) exists to foster community and share information among those interested in the intersection of libraries, technology, and the future.

We are now accepting proposals for publication in our 34th issue.  Don't miss out on this opportunity to share your ideas and experiences. To be included in the 34th issue, which is scheduled for publication in mid October 2016, please submit articles, abstracts, or proposals at http://journal.code4lib.org/submit-proposal or tojournal@code4lib.org by Friday, July 22, 2016.  When submitting, please include the title or subject of the proposal in the subject line of the email message.

C4LJ encourages creativity and flexibility, and the editors welcome submissions across a broad variety of topics that support the mission of the journal.  Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Practical applications of library technology (both actual and hypothetical)
  • Technology projects (failed, successful, or proposed), including how they were done and challenges faced
  • Case studies
  • Best practices
  • Reviews
  • Comparisons of third party software or libraries
  • Analyses of library metadata for use with technology
  • Project management and communication within the library environment
  • Assessment and user studies

C4LJ strives to promote professional communication by minimizing the barriers to publication.  While articles should be of a high quality, they need not follow any formal structure.  Writers should aim for the middle ground between blog posts and articles in traditional refereed journals.  Where appropriate, we encourage authors to submit code samples, algorithms, and pseudo-code.  For more information, visit C4LJ's Article Guidelines or browse articles from the first 32 issues published on our website: http://journal.code4lib.org.

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Research & Education Librarian, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND

UND Library of the Health Sciences is hiring 2 Research and Education librarians.  Our librarians design and teach classes, assist with active learning activities, consult with students and faculty, attend curriculum and task force meetings, complete literature searches, assist patrons with scholarly communication issues, and do their own research.  We are hiring two positions, both entry level, here at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. 

Position Details:
The position will be based in Grand Forks, North Dakota. The Research and Education Librarian is part of the Library's reference and education team, and the duties of the position include:

  • Provides reference and research support and works collaboratively with faculty to plan and deliver course-integrated instruction. 
  • Serves as liaison to specific academic departments.
  • Delivers instruction and research assistance.
  • Identifies faculty and student needs, and solicits input on library resources in the specific departmental disciplines.
  • Provides reference and research information services.
  • Provides assistance with technology tools.
  • Teaches information access and assessment.
  • Collaborates with faculty to provide curriculum-integrated instructional support. 
  • Assists with scholarly research.
  • Participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of services, policies and procedures.
  • Participates in professional activities and professional development.  
  • Manages or assists with special projects.

Minimum Requirements For Screening Purpose:

  • Master's degree in library/information science from a program accredited by the American Library Association. 
  • Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Publisher

Minimum Requirements for Interview Purpose:

  • Knowledge of database searching strategies. 
  • Demonstrated presentation skills.  
  • Knowledge of information literacy.  
  • Knowledge of technology tools, including mobile devices and web applications. 
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.  
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment with a strong service orientation. 
  • Satisfactory criminal history records check.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a science discipline.
  • Academic or hospital library experience. 
  • Experience with health sciences database searching. 
  • Ability to search PubMed utilizing MeSH. 
  • Teaching experience. 
  • Experience with web authoring tools. 
  • Experience with course management systems.  

We move into our brand new building in July and these two positions are embedded in the faculty suites.  Our library will be 99% digital. 

If you are interested in a cutting edge position with the training and mentoring you need in an entry level position. Apply now.  

Or go to www.und.edu and click on Job Openings and search for JobID 2640

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Public Services Library Assistant, Bates College, Lewiston, ME

Performs general circulation duties, including; supervising student assistants, answering questions, locating materials, and solving problems with copiers, printers, and other standard library machines. Schedule will require evening (6:00 pm - 1:00 am) and weekend shifts. Schedule varies during college breaks. The position is also responsible for the supervision and training of Public Service Student Assistants working at the Circulation and Audio Service Desks on a daily basis.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Responsible for the general operation of the Ladd Library, Circulation and Audio Departments.
  • Follows established Circulation procedures. Is responsible for the security of the library building at closing.
  • Responsible for the accurate check-out and check-in of library materials. Proficient use of library software is required.
  • Answers general questions about the use of the library materials and facilities, assists patrons with research questions in the absence of reference librarians
  • Directs patrons (including: Bates College faculty, staff, students, affiliates, alumni, members of the local community, and patrons from Bowdoin and Colby Colleges, NExpress patrons, and summer program participants) to materials and facilities contained within the library
  • Assists patrons with use of library catalog, computers, access to electronic and remote resources, printers, photocopiers, microform reader/printers, and audio/video equipment
  • Supervises and trains Public Service Student Assistants working at the Circulation and Audio Service Desks on a daily basis.
  • Processes reserve materials and/or course packs. Assists with the processing of MaineCat and NExpress materials, patron billing, obtaining copyright permissions for course related materials, and library signage.

ADDITIONAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Answers and directs phone calls within the library
  • Maintains audio/video equipment, and other standard library machines
  • Assists with maintenance of patron database
  • Handles cash for fines from Courtesy Borrowers, Alumni, and Affiliates.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor's degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience working in an academic library is required. Advanced library skills required to assist with the day to day operation of public services at the Circulation Department and the Audio/Video Area. The ability to assist library patrons with library catalog searches is a must. The ability to teach library skills, and the proper use of library equipment, to student assistants and patrons is required.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Please submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references. This position requires successful completion of a pre-employment background screening.

https://apply.interfolio.com/35303

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Associate College Librarian for Collections and Scholarly Communications, Bates College, Lewiston, ME

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Administers collection development and management activities of the library in all formats. Works with liaison librarians and members of the faculty to assure that collection development and management policies and activities meet the present and future needs of the college. Assumes a leadership role in Colby-Bates-Bowdoin (CBB) cooperative collection development program.
  • Develops annual financial projections for collections needs of the college and works with the Librarian to prepare budget plans. Allocates the collection management budgets, including monographs, serials, electronic resources, preservation, and outsourced services (approximately $1.8 million). Works with subject liaisons to manage spending and to set and meet performance goals related to the library's collections.
  • Takes the lead in campus-wide scholarly communications activities, including education about scholarly communications issues, development of information resources, oversight of SC initiatives, and collaboration with faculty who are interested in publishing alternatives.
  • Stays abreast of rapid change in the market for scholarly information. Develops long-range and strategic plans to build and shape collections. Participates in planning and development of digital projects.
  • Manages library-specific subject endowments, including the generation of stewardship reports.
  • Coordinates the generation and compilation of annual statistics for external reporting.
  • Oversees the gifts-in-kind process including evaluation, acknowledgement, and annual reporting to College Advancement.
  • Leads the library's efforts to assess use and value of the collections. Works with colleagues to understand user needs and to conduct statistical and other assessments.
  • Provides leadership in the preservation and conservation of the library's collections, including leading and participating in disaster planning and recovery operations.
  • Works closely with the Associate College Librarian for Systems and Bibliographic Services to coordinate collection development activities with cataloging, acquisitions and bibliographic control efforts of the library.
  • Serves on the Information and Library Services Management Team, which manages all information technology and information support functions of the college.
  • Serves on the CBB Governing Board.
  • Supervises the Electronic Resources Librarian

ADDITIONAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Serves on library, CBB, and college committees and task forces as assigned
  • Represents the library in consortial, state, regional, and national forums related to collection development and management issues
  • Other job-related duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS
Required

  • Master's or postgraduate degree or equivalent work experience in library or information science or related field
  • Five years experience in an academic library
  • Evidence of advanced library skills in collection development and management
  • Strong financial management skills related to library collections
  • Demonstrated ability to foster teamwork and work effectively with staff at all levels of the college
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, and excellent analytical, collaborative, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and with the flexibility to adapt to and lead change

Desired

  • Advanced degree in subject area related to the liberal arts.
  • Reference or instructional experience
  • Acquisitions experience
  • Experience in collection assessment

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Please submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references. This position requires successful completion of a pre-employment background screening.

https://apply.interfolio.com/35341

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Bernard Vavrek Scholarship

The Association of Bookmobile & Outreach Services (ABOS), an affiliate of the American Library Association, offers annual awards that recognize outstanding service, support for conference attendance, and the education of a student currently enrolled in a Library Science degree program.  In particular, The Bernard Vavrek Scholarship provides $1000 to a library school student interested in outreach and bookmobile services.

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

This year's ABOS annual conference will take place at the Marriott RiverCenter in Covington, KY from October 19-21. Please share information about our scholarship, awards and conference with your students and faculty.  Information can be found at our website http://abos-outreach.com/awards

The application deadline for this year's awards is August 1, 2016.

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Call for Papers: Libri Best Student Paper Award 2016

Since 1950, through 65 volumes, Libri: International Journal of Libraries and Information Services (ISSN: 0024-2667) has been a leader among scholarly journals in the international library world. As part of its strategy to remain one of the premier library journals, Libri is issuing a call for "Best Student Paper of 2016." This annual competition supports Libri's goal of publishing the best articles from the next generation of library and information science professionals. We are proud once again to recognize the very best article with this special award.

Students at all levels* are invited to submit articles with clarity and authority. There is no stated theme. Research papers should address one of the significant issues facing today's librarians and information professionals. Case studies, best practices, and pure research papers are all welcome.

  • Length: approx. 5000 words
  • Language: English
  • Deadline: June 30, 2016

The best paper will be selected by an independent panel consisting of selected members of the Editorial Board, the Advisory Board and other international experts. Submissions will be judged on the basis of:

  • originality of thought and observation
  • depth of research and scholarship
  • topicality of problems addressed
  • the international readership of the journal

The article will be published in the 2016:4 issue. The author of the winning article will be honoured with an award of 500.00 € and with a complimentary subscription to Libri for 2017. If the quality of competition warrants, some papers may be designated as honourable mention, and the authors will receive complementary subscriptions to Libri for 2017. The normal provision to the author of e-prints applies to all winners.

Manuscripts should be submitted, preferably in MS Word or a compatible format, to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/libri. When submitting a paper for the Best Student Paper Award, please choose "Library Student Award" at the drop down menu "Manuscript Type". Author instructions and further indications of the scope of papers suitable for publication in Libri are available at the Libri site at http://www.librijournal.org/authorinst.html<http://librijournal.org/authorinst.html>.
All submissions should include a cover sheet confirming:

  • the name of the institution where the student is or was enrolled
  • the dates when the student is or was enrolled
  • the date when the paper was written and the course for which it was prepared if no longer a student

* Exception: Senior information scholars returning to school for additional degrees outside the field of library and information science are not eligible for this award.

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Systems Librarian, Boston Architectural College, Boston, MA

The position of Systems Librarian is a full-time, exempt position of 40 hours per week providing technical support and oversight of library systems. The Systems Librarian manages all computer technology services, including the Voyager integrated library system. This position reports to the Library Director.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Administer the Library's integrated library system (Voyager), including maintenance, upgrades, troubleshooting, customizations, and end user support
  • Work with the BAC's Information Technology Department to ensure adequate system backups, production of appropriate reports and statistics, and resolution of any additional server-related issues
  • Maintain positive working relationship with vendor to report, monitor, and resolve system problems, and to plan and schedule training and system upgrades as needed
  • Investigate, select, (in conjunction with other Library staff) and implement new software technologies to enhance Library resources and services, including planning for future ILS system
  • Maintain, upgrade and customize Serials Solutions 360Link
  • Work closely with the BAC's Information Technology staff to maintain and customize locally developed Article ILL management platform
  • Assist with technical aspects of LibGuides implementation and maintenance
  • Work with Associate Director on circulation and borrowing issues
  • Monitor and customize SenSource people counting system and VeaView reporting software.
  • Manage statistics for Library in conjunction with Library Director and Associate Director
  • Participate in special projects as necessary
  • Provide reference service at the circulation desk up to 12 hours per week

Standards of Professionalism

A. Team and Interpersonal skills: Success in this position requires positive relationships with other team members including support staff and more senior staff. These persons must thus be approached in a way that makes them feel valued as individuals and team members and takes into account the necessities of work as seen from their perspective.

B. Service orientation: Success in this position requires a service-oriented perspective in which, to the greatest extent possible, students and faculty are treated in such a way as to feel valued and well served in their contacts with the school through you.

C. Confidentiality and discretion: Success in this position requires the ability not only to maintain the confidentiality of prospective/student and faculty records, but also the ability to discern when it is appropriate to divulge privileged, if not necessarily confidential, information.

Qualifications

  • ALA accredited MLS or MLIS required + 2 years experience
  • Must have experience with an integrated library system, preferably Voyager
  • Website development experience (HTML, CSS)
  • Working knowledge of web development languages: PHP, PERL preferred
  • Experience with XSLT templates
  • Experience with Microsoft Access reporting
  • Familiarity and facility with software application programs is essential
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm and aptitude for acquiring new technical skills

Requirements

1. Must be able to work one evening per week
2. Must be able to speak clearly and understand spoken communication
3. Must be flexible in terms of position description duties and responsibilities

To Apply

Please submit an online application consisting of a single document containing your cover letter, résumé, and three references at https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=15318491.

For questions or additional information regarding this job posting, please contact Kris Liberman at kris.liberman@the-bac.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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Library Systems Manager, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Brandeis University seeks a Manager of Library Systems to lead and participate in the development, enhancement, and maintenance of the Brandeis University Library IT environment, including operational policies and procedures intended to ensure the availability and responsiveness of existing and emerging services. This person will lead and participate on projects for functionality, development and integration required in library systems and applications, and projects for interoperability between library systems and other campus systems.

Responsibilities include comprehensive planning for system and application implementation and support, as well as, the maintenance and support of the library services platform, institutional repository, and related library systems. S/he will collaborate with other library colleagues, the incumbent leads and partners in the exploration and deployment of new technologies and services that advance the university mission and library activities and services that support it.

The incumbent also works closely with other colleagues in the development of services with a strong IT footprint, suggesting solutions, providing feedback, and helping serve as a bridge between other departments and technical IT staff. S/he will analyze and assess library systems activities, and provides strategic direction for library systems and technology activities, and manage staff and vendor relationships.

Examples of Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for providing technical and project leadership to University stakeholders in planning, development, prioritization and execution of systems and technology projects, which includes analyzing requests and projects to identify their scope, complexity and feasibility. Informs and guides prioritization of library systems projects within larger context of library and IT work plans. Manages the development and testing of new library systems and functionality to be added to existing systems; data integration between systems; and creates and assists in the supervision of appropriate teams to execute such projects.
  • Responsible for coordination of timely data loads, indexing, database maintenance and data feeds; and library systems upgrades, service pack installation, and configuration. Responds to requests for assistance on use of library systems and troubleshoots functionality problems with library systems, in partnership with the Library Systems team. Responsible for support and maintenance of library systems and applications, and for integration and data interchange between library systems and other campus systems. Supports business continuity of the libraries by working with LTS groups to establish system and data access policies and procedures, ensure system reliability, and coordinate routine systems operations including backups and overnight processing.
  • Collaborate with LTS departments and staff on evaluation of products, processes and implementation of best practices.
  • Responsible for evaluating and exploring emerging issues, trends and technologies in library systems and technology, and recommending strategic directions; representing Brandeis University in external professional organizations.

Qualifications:

  • 5-8 years total work-related experience
  • Supervisory / Management Exp.
  • 1-3 years of supervisory/management experience
  • Library Science or Information Science - Required

Skills & Knowledge:

  • Leadership ability; demonstrated understanding of an academic research environment; excellent analytical, organizational and project management skills; familiarity with issues affecting information technology and library systems. Ability to work with various constituencies and aid in collaboration amongst supported organizations.
  • Demonstrated skills in managing large projects, staff reports and project teams; ability to initiate, plan and manage multiple, complex, detailed, concurrent projects.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and, communication skills, both oral and written; ability to communicate and explain complex technical concepts to a lay community.
  • Strong analytical skills for complex software issues. Ability to evaluate and recommend process changes. Strong technical skills in a variety of applications and tools.
  • Ability to utilize user-centered design methodologies and usability principles
  • Flexibility and adaptability to a changing environment
  • Knowledge of Unicode and other standards for representation of library information in electronic form such as MARC, MARCXML, Dublin Core, BIBFRAME, METS, MODS, EAD, TEI, etc
  • Experience with typical library applications including OpenURL (link resolvers), proxy servers, standards such as Z39.50, etc.
  • Experience crafting and executing SQL queries
  • Hands on experience of web technologies including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, XML/XSLT
  • Understanding of web services such as SOAP, REST and other XML-based APIs

Additional Information

Experience with managing campus-wide enterprise systems required. Familiarity with open-source software and user communities required; experience managing open-source software and participating in open-source communities preferred.

Experience managing a library services platform required; experience managing related library systems and technologies such as federated search systems, digital asset management systems, electronic resource management systems preferred. Administrative experience with ExLibris systems preferred, including Alma/Primo and Metalib. Experience working with modern server operating systems and/or cloud hosted software/infrastructure

How to Apply:

Submit cover letter and resume as a single document at http://www.brandeis.edu/humanresources/jobs/external.html

Elect option for "External Applicant". Sort the job listing by clicking the Job ID column heading (Job ID: 525170). Locate the desired job listing. Click the job title and then Apply Now.

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Full-time Lecturer, University of North Texas, Denton, TX

The University of North Texas, Department of Library of Information Sciences, invites applications for a lecturer (non-tenure track) position in library and information sciences for Fall 2016 to be based in the greater Houston, Texas area. The successful applicant will be expected to teach Master's level core courses (and other courses) in the one or more of following areas: information and knowledge professions, information access and knowledge inquiry, or information organization. Applicants should to be committed to teaching as their primary focus and be able to demonstrate strong, innovative, and varied teaching methods. Professional, university, college, and departmental service will be expected. There are no research expectations for this position.  Some travel may be required.

Minimum qualifications:

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in information sciences or a related field or be in candidacy stage at the time of appointment.  Candidate must also have post-secondary teaching experience or a combination of teaching and professional experience. 

Preferred qualifications:

Preference will be giving to candidates who have experience working with distance education and cohorts as well as experience in designing and delivering courses in a variety of formats, such as face-to-face, online, and blended. Evidence of teaching via distance or distributed learning methods is highly desirable.  Candidates who have the ability to collaborate with the community of practitioners and colleagues are desirable.  Evidence of service to his/her professional community is also preferred.

This is a 9-month position with optional summer teaching.

To apply for the position, visit facultyjobs.unt.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=52277. You must submit a cover letter, CV, and names and contact information for 3 references to apply.

Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Jodi Philbrick, Lecturer Search Committee Chair,Jodi.Philbrick@unt.edu or 940-369-5880.

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State Archivist, Arizona Department of State, Phoenix, AZ

The mission of the Arizona Department of State is to never stop searching for ways to improve upon: helping people choose their leaders through fair, honest and accurate elections; letting people know what the government is doing by keeping a complete and accurate record of its actions and making that information readily available through library and records services; and helping people form businesses, record important transactions, and provide for their families.

Job Description:

The State Archivist for the State of Arizona is the leading authority on the best practices for preservation of the state's most valuable documents, both electronic and paper. With an eye to the future, the State Archivist should have a keen understanding of emerging trends with data migration, collection, and storage.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership for archival programs and services while nurturing the forward progress of the Archives into the digital age through the delivery of services and innovative approaches towards improvements, especially data migration
  • Understanding and experience with both historical and revolutionary archival records management technology and tools
  • Demonstrated knowledge of emerging trends, issues, workflows and best practices in archives management
  • Knowledge of records management and electronic records preservation and practices
  • Ability to communicate the vision of Arizona State Archives to a wide variety of audiences including federal and state agencies, legislators, staff, and the citizens of Arizona
  • Ability to work effectively, both independently and collaboratively, in a collegial environment with diverse constituencies
  • Demonstrated skills in project management, time-management and problem-solving/analytic techniques
  • Ability to confidentially and discreetly handle subject matters requiring privacy and sensitivity
  • Initiate a cross-divisional approach with other members of the leadership team to explore and implement technology-based services
  • Demonstrated vision and leadership in capturing and disseminating history in the digital age through traditional and innovative strategies
  • Experience that demonstrates a strong commitment to user-focused design of collections and services

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. with specialization in archival management, historic preservation, or related field
  • Membership in the Academy of Certified Archivists
  • Certification by the Society of American Archivists or Academy of Certified Archivists
  • Strong record of professional engagement on a regional and national level, such as service in archivist organizations, presentations at conference and peer-reviewed publications
  • Demonstrated experience with digital preservation and access projects
  • Knowledge of best practices in digital preservation and access
  • 5 years archives management experience

Benefits

  • The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:
  • Top-ranked retirement and long-term disability plans
  • Affordable medical, dental, life, and short-term disability insurance plans
  • Accrued vacation pay and sick days
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Deferred compensation plan
  • Credit union membership
  • Wellness plans

An EEO/Reasonable Accommodation Employer

All newly hired employees will be subject to E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.

Please apply online at www.azstatejobs.gov
Job ID: 23057

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Library Director, South Kingston Public Library, South Kingston, RI

The Town of South Kingstown, a diverse coastal community of 30,000 citizens, is seeking a dynamic and experienced library professional for the role of Library Director. The position is responsible for the management of the Town's public library system, and duties include development of the annual operating budget, capital budgeting and projects, collection and program development, personnel, grant writing, community relations, planning and development of short and long-range library goals, and oversight of library building and grounds maintenance.

The South Kingstown Public Library system consists of the central Peace Dale Library and two branch libraries, Kingston Free Library and Robert Beverly Hale Library, all located in beautiful historic buildings. The Libraries have a combined collection of 130,000, and this year's programming efforts include 482 annual programs with over 10,000 attendees. The Library Director leads a team of ten (10) full-time and twenty-five (25) part-time employees in delivering customer-focused services and programs to residents and library patrons. This position, which reports to the Town Manager and a seven (7) member Library Board of Trustees, will oversee a budget of over $1,200,000 for FY 2016-2017.

To be considered, applicants must have considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of modern library systems and programs, must have experience with traditional and emerging library services, as well as be knowledgeable about current and future trends in the application of new technologies to those services. Applicants must possess a proven track record of administrative, financial, supervisory, and management skills, as well as a genuine interest in working with the public.

Required qualifications include a Master's Degree in Library Science (MLS) or Library and Information Science (MLIS) from an ALA-accredited program and a minimum of five years of progressively responsible direct public library administration experience with three or more years in a supervisory capacity. The salary for this non-union position is $70,843 - $78,154 and includes a comprehensive benefit package.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and application to: jobs@southkingstownri.com or mail same to Personnel Administrator, Town Hall, 180 High Street, Wakefield, RI 02879. Applications and further information are available on the Town's website at: www.southkingstownri.com. Position open until filled.

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Director of Law Library and Information Resources & Associate Professor of Legal Research, Suffolk University, Boston, MA

Suffolk University Law School, a large, student-centered, private law school located in downtown Boston, Massachusetts, announces that it continues to accept applications for the full-time Director of the John Joseph Moakley Law Library and Information Resources position. We seek an experienced, visionary leader who can shape and execute strategies for the future development of the law library - combining traditional resources with innovative information technologies.

This position will oversee the Law Library administration, including: the selection, management, and development of 13.5 full-time staff; collection development; library services; budget administration; and policy and space planning. The Director of Law Library and Information Resources is a year-round faculty position, with an initial three-year appointment and subsequent eligibility for appointment to a five-year renewable contract.

Situated in the heart of Boston, just steps from the Boston Common, the Moakley Law Library occupies over 34,000 square feet in the top two floors of beautiful Sargent Hall. The Moakley Law Library is a member of the American Association of Law Libraries, CALI, New England Law Library Consortium (NELLCO), Legal Information Preservation Alliance, Law Libraries of New England, and the Association of Boston Law Libraries.

Direct Reports:
5 Legal Research Librarians (including one who manages access services)
1 Computer Services Specialist
1 Administrative Assistant to the Director
1 Collection Services Manager

Indirect Reports:
Approximately 5.5 paraprofessionals who handle circulation and reserves, serials, cataloging, and other special projects. Additionally, there are approximately 20 part-time student employees who are cross-trained to work at the circulation desk or on technical services projects.

Principal Responsibilities:
Carry out the objectives of the Library consistent with the goals of the Law School as established by the Dean and the Law Faculty. Shape an integrated Law Library organization with a focus on excellence in service, communication, teaching, and research resources for the Law School community. 

Create a vision, set strategy, and oversee implementation of innovations for the Law Library that support the Law School's educational and research activities. Includes developing short- and long-term plans to enhance the Law Library as a critical service center for the Law School community, and overseeing implementation of new initiatives. Promote and support faculty and student scholarship. Manage the budget, and participate in setting budget priorities for the Law Library; actively lead and participate in Law School and University efforts to develop additional resources to support the Law Library. Support and strengthen relationships with the broader law school and university communities, library consortia, and professional organizations. Plan internal and external meetings and actively participate in committees, activities and conferences to represent the School's Law Library interests. 

Champion innovation and oversee the execution of technology solutions to support the educational mission of the Law School, which includes staying abreast of, and anticipating, trends in the fields of library science and academic technology. Promote communication and teamwork within the Law Library by convening regular operational meetings and meeting with staff members to establish priorities, develop benchmarks, perform reviews, and address relevant issues. Ensure compliance with ABA and AALL standards for libraries. Participate in the governance of the Law School and University. As other duties permit, may produce scholarship and teach in areas appropriate to the position.

Requirements:
  • J.D. degree from an ABA-approved law school. 
  • Masters in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution. 
  • Demonstrated, progressive, and successful experience in law library administration; significant experience managing a staff. 
  • Evident passion for incorporating academic technology and social media into instructional, research, and collaborative educational and law practice tools. Experience developing, or assisting others in developing, online courses preferred. 
  • Ability to attract, retain, and develop a forward-looking team of library staff. 
  • Demonstrated ability to bring vision, strategic thinking, and coherent planning as a leader and manager in academic organizations. 
  • Strong commitment to supporting the research and scholarly needs of the faculty, students, and Suffolk University Law School community. 
  • Strong communication, presentation, and teaching skills. 
  • Ability to build relationships and partnerships at all levels of the University, Law School, and the larger academic and legal communities.
To learn more about Suffolk University Law School, please visit http://www.suffolk.edu/law. To learn more about the Law Library, see http://www.suffolk.edu/law/library.php.
Application Procedure:
Apply online and include a cover letter, résumé and a list of three references with contact information. Questions about the position may be sent to the Chair of the Search Committee: Renée M. Landers, Professor of Law and Faculty Director, Health and Biomedical Law Concentration, rlanders@suffolk.edu. A review of applications will continue until the position is filled. The Search Committee anticipates that it will begin conducting initial interviews during August 2016 via Skype or in person. 

Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/wxn3fg48gk

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Youth Services Director, Centerville Public Library, Centerville, MA

The Centerville Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic Youth Services Director to provide a welcoming, positive atmosphere to library patrons and visitors in our dynamic library. You will be responsible for implementing innovative, educational, and fun programs and events for children and young adults throughout the year and managing both young adult and children's services and collections. Excellent communication skills with children, parents, caregivers, and special needs populations. Working with the community, coordinating programs with schools and local youth programs, and collaborating with other local YSDs on summer events and programs is required. You will supervise one full-time assistant and be responsible for staffing the children's room with volunteers and part-time assistants as needed. Serve as a team member with other library staff in meeting the needs of the library. Responsibilities include the following:
  • Monitor programming and materials budgets.
  • Develop fundraising programs for the library.
  • Plan and execute meaningful pre-school curriculum as a teacher of CPL weekly story hour.
  • Act as reader's advisor for children, young adults, and their parents.
  • Utilize community adult, teen and special needs volunteers in different ways: as readers, program leaders, shelvers, etc. 
  • Answer reference questions and assist with research and homework assignments. 
  • Design displays and exhibits, promotional materials, flyers, booklists, etc. that are of interest to children, young adults, and their families.
  • Submit monthly reports to the Library Board of Trustees.
  • Work with the Library Director on developing website and online content for youth.
  • Participate in town, local, regional and state programs and workshops. 
  • Assist with circulation and desk duties as needed.
This is a benefited 35-hour week position; some evening and/or weekend work may be required. Ability to work during school vacations. Pay range is $31,000 - $44,700 commensurate with experience. 
Bachelor's degree preferred plus experience working with children in a library or similar setting. Creativity, enthusiasm, and a passion for reading and working with children are essential. Strong computer skills required & a knowledge of automated library systems preferred.
Position available immediately until filled.
E-mail letter, resume, and 3 professional references to Anita Bennett, Library Director, abennett@clamsnet.org. Please include "Search Committee" in subject line.

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Library Assistant, Northborough Free Library, Northborough, MA

The Northborough Free Library is seeking a progressive, resourceful and customer-focused individual for a part-time Library Assistant - Reference and Adult Services position in our beautiful library.  In addition to responding to patron inquiries, duties will also include assistance with cataloging, interlibrary loan, collection maintenance, readers' advisory, assisting patrons with technology, posting content on the library's website and social media sites and assisting with adult programs.  The person hired for this position will also serve as the volunteer coordinator, and will assist the Librarians by maintaining our volunteer database, fielding volunteer inquiries to the appropriate department, and assisting with the annual volunteer appreciation event.

The ideal candidate will be an engaging individual who understands the critical role libraries play in the learning and discovery process, who enjoys connecting patrons with the best resources available, and who is conversant with current library trends and emerging information technologies. 

Hours: This is a 19-hour per week position that includes two or more Saturdays per month from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on a rotating basis and at least one evening per week until 8:30 p.m. Flexibility to work an additional evening and other hours on an as-needed basis is required. 

Qualifications: Associate's degree or 2 years of college and a minimum of 1½ years' experience working in a library; or any equivalent education and experience.  A Bachelor's degree is preferred. Familiarity with library automation in a consortium setting is highly desirable. Other desirable skills include a familiarity with both print and electronic resources; advanced computer skills; and the ability to assist patrons with common computer applications, including the use of mobile devices in a library environment. Outstanding customer service skills; strong research and readers' advisory skills. An interest in adult programming and some cataloging experience is desirable. 

Hourly rate: $19.05 - $24.77.  This is a non-benefited position. 

For a complete job description, visit www.northboroughlibrary.org.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and the names of 3 references to: Kate Whitman, Financial Assistant at kwhitman@town.northborough.ma.us or to the Northborough Free Library, 34 Main Street, Northborough, MA 01532. Review of applications will begin July 8, 2016 and the position will remain open until filled. The Town of  Northborough is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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School Library Media Specialist, Randolph High School, Randolph, MA

The Randolph High School Library Media Specialist will partner with the teaching staff in the development of student literacy through administration of the library; to provide specialized instruction to faculty and students; and to oversee the selection, organization, utilization and maintenance of library resources.

Responsibilities:

• Set short-term and year-long goals within curricular units.
• Identify individual and group needs and plans the use of appropriate instructional strategies.
• Identify, demonstrate, and use materials and resources, including technologies that are appropriately matched to curricular goals and to individual student needs and learning styles.
• Seek out and collaborates with classroom teachers, specialists and administration to help them design curriculum, assessment strategies, and/or instructional modifications to meet the special learning needs of students.
• Plan frequent instructional opportunities where students are interacting with teachers and one another while assuming increasing responsibility for their own learning.
• Evaluate the library program in relation to changing needs and technology.
• Implement clear lesson objectives and communicates these to students and teachers.
• Promote students' independence as learners.
• Stimulate students' thinking through discussion and research activities.
• Understand and demonstrate to students the relevance of the subject matter to life- long learning and the inter-relationship of various curricula.
• Help students plan strategies for acquiring, selecting, and evaluating information.
• Demonstrate a working knowledge of current educational research and information technology.
• Effectively use databases and instruct in their uses.
• Present information recognizing multiple points of view, encourages students to assess the accuracy of information obtained.
• Use time and space productively and efficiently in order to promote optimal learning.
• Maintain a high level of student participation and engagement with appropriate time on task.
• Establish procedures that ensure smooth transition from one activity to another.
• Encourage student achievement and responsibility by reinforcing desired student behaviors that demonstrate attitudes of fairness and respect. .
• Establish and carry out reasonable routines and procedures
• Communicate standards, expectations, and guidelines regarding the quality and quantity of student work.
• Responds to students' questions in a timely and appropriate manner.
• Encourage students to take risks and to persevere with challenging tasks.
• Provide opportunities for all students to participate in library media center activities and demonstrate sensitivity to differences in abilities, gender, race, and ethnicity learning style, social and cultural backgrounds.
• Develop and implement strategies that are effective in meetings the needs of a diverse student body
• Seek out information and is receptive to suggestions for growth and improvement.
• Work cooperatively with other staff members to implement appropriate library media center and school related programs.
• Share expertise and new ideas with students and colleagues.
• Work constructively with others to identify school problems and suggest possible solutions.
• Meet deadlines and fulfill routine responsibilities.
• Participate in appropriate self-development activities such as conferences, in-service training, and professional study.
• Maintain appropriate level of confidentiality and professional behavior in all interactions with students, families, and colleagues.
• Observe established school system policies and procedures.
• Articulate and model a vision of the library program that is integrated with all the school's instructional programs, provide intellectual and physical access to materials, manage networks of information resources and accommodates emerging information technologies.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Massachusetts Teacher License as School Librarian
Demonstrated experience working with students in a diverse, multi-cultural academic setting

Terms:
182 school days in accordance with the Randolph Education Association (REA) collective bargaining agreement

Salary placement will be consistent with REA salary schedule. Individuals may receive credit for up to three (3) years prior teaching experience

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category: Student Services > Librarian/Media Specialist

Equal Opportunity Employer

Randolph Public School District is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

Job Requirements

  • Effective July 1, 2013 the successful candidate will be subject to a national background check (fingerprint) in accordance with Massachusetts law.
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

Application Questions

This employer has requested that all applicants answer the following questions. It is highly recommended that you type any essays in a word processing program, save them, and then paste them on the proceeding job application page.

  • 1. Do you hold a Massachusetts teacher/administrator license? If yes, we require that you upload a copy into your School Spring account under certifications. 
    Yes/No
  • 2. Are you an internal REA Member of the Randolph Public Schools? 
    Multiple Choice / Single Answer 
    - Yes 
    - No

Contact Information

  • Joshua Frank
  • 70 Memorial Parkway
  • Randolph, Massachusetts 02368
  • Phone: 781-961-6220
  • Fax: 781-961-6235
  • Email: click here

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Reference Librarian, Worcester Public Library, Worcester, MA

SALARY: $44,852.70 - $65,264.96 annually; $21.49 - $31.27 hourly The Worcester Public Library is seeking candidates for the position Reference Librarian! This position is a beginning professional position under the general direction of the Public Services Coordinator. The successful candidate will assist with all aspects of adult services in a busy department, including providing customer assistance at various service points. This position participates in development of adult collections, programming and outreach activities, and information literacy instruction.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Provides excellent professional reference and readers' advisory services to the public in person and online.
  • Builds, manages and promotes quality collections in all formats in assigned subject areas.
  • Participates in the development and implementation of strategic partnerships with community groups, government agencies, and other appropriate organizations.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of library resources and an awareness of new resources and technologies and effectively uses and teaches the library's resources.
  • Interprets library services and policies to customers in a clear and courteous manner.
  • Develops, publicizes, implements and evaluates adult programming, classes and outreach services, including reading discussion group, library and technology literacy.
  • Makes connections, reaches out and represents the library to the community.
  • Collaborates with a team of professional and paralibrarian staff and with other city agencies.
  • Contribute to creating an environment orientated to trust, open communication, creative thinking & cohesive team effort.
  • Actively participates in staff development and training opportunities.
  • Participates in community outreach project and keeps informed of community needs.
  • Works at various locations, including mobile library services.
  • May schedule, supervise and evaluate pages, interns and volunteers.
  • Performs other tasks, as assigned, consistent with the functions of the work unit and level of responsibility.

MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATION STANDARDS FOR PERFORMING ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Demonstrated proficiency in current and emerging technologies and their applications.
  • Commitment to excellent customer service to a diverse community.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of search skills using paper and electronic resources.
  • Embrace opportunities to learn in a changing environment.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in current and emerging technologies and their applications.
  • Ability to create positive working relationships in a team environment.
  • Ability to initiate, organize, and self-direct work responsibility under moderate supervision.
  • Ability to collaborate and create positive working relationships with all staff.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to push book carts and bins loaded with library materials.
  • Ability to stand and or sit for prolonged periods of time.
  • Ability to perform bending, stooping, lifting, pushing, and twisting.
  • Ability to perform repetitive hand and arm motions for prolonged periods of time.
  • Ability to reach and retrieve library materials at high and low shelf heights.
  • Ability to move or lift 50 lbs. or less.
  • Knowledge of the principles and correct usage of the English language including grammar, punctuation and spelling.
  • High level of professionalism and commitment to the organization.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of patron information.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education: MLS from a library school accredited by the American Library Association or approved by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Experience: Relevant experience will be considered.

Schedule: Includes evening and weekend assignments and working at other locations.

License: Ability to travel to required locations in a timely manner. A valid driver's license is required.

CORI/SORI: Must pass a Criminal/Sex Offender Background check. Other: Ability to work with the public for periods of a minimum of two hours at a time while maintaining good communication.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Language: Second language

Other: Knowledge in any of the following subject areas: marketing, business, health, journalism, social service, and web technology

To apply, please visit: www.worcesterma.gov/employment or send resume and cover letter on or before Friday, July 1, 2016, to: City of Worcester, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA 01608. EOE/ AA employer. Preference is given to Worcester Residents.

The information in this summary indicates the general nature and level of work performed within this role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position. The Worcester Public Library makes every effort to support ALA's "Core Competences of Librarianship" http://www.ala.org/ala/educationcareers/careers/corecomp/corecompetences/index.cfm as approved and adopted as policy by the ALA Council, January 27th 2009 and, as an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, values diversity and aims to have its workforce reflect the community. 

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Middle School Library Teacher, Pollard Middle School, Needham, MA

Teacher Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates with classroom teachers as a partner in the instructional process
  • Collaborates to design, teach, and assess learning experiences that incorporate inquiry learning, information literacies in their formats, critical thinking and self-assessment
  • Provides and plans professional development
  • Promotes a love of reading and lifelong learning
  • Promotes instructional technology to improve learning
  • Teaches students to build on prior knowledge to construct new knowledge

Leader:

  • Participates in school improvement and accreditation activities; presenting at meetings
  • Benchmarks the School Library Program (SLP) to school, state, and national standards
  • Stays current in professional practices, educational research; maintains active professional memberships
  • Advocates for SLP through an effective public relations program
  • Collects and analyzes data to improve instruction, demonstrates correlations between the SLP and student achievement
  • Administers the SLP budget to support program goals

School Librarian:

  • Fosters a creative, flexible environment so that the School Library is an essential part of the learning community
  • Develops and maintains resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and instructional strategies of the school community
  • Cooperates and networks with other libraries/agencies
  • Establishes procedures for selection, acquisition, circulation, resource sharing of resources in all formats
  • Evaluates, promotes and uses existing and emerging technologies to support teaching and learning
  • Promotes the ethical use of information: copyright, fair use, and licensing of intellectual property
  • Promotes and teaches Digital Citizenship

    Reports to the Director of Media and Digital Learning
     
    Qualifications:
     
    • MLS, Library and Information Science
    • Classroom teaching preferred
    • Technology applications and ability to use web tools
    • DESE license as a library teacher

    Selection Procedure: 
    All resumes will be screened and selected candidates will participate in a thorough interview process.
     
    Application Procedure:
    Please apply online: www.generalasp.com/needham/onlineapp
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Jean Tower
Director of Media and Digital Learning
Needham Public Schools

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Education Site Coordinator, Hartford Public Library, Hartford, CT

Summary of Responsibility

The Education Site Manager is responsible for the coordination, implementation, and evaluation of instructional activities, with a focus on ABE, GED, ESL, and Citizenship instructional services. Other services include outreach, staff/volunteer training, and teaching. This position ensures the highest level of service is provided by staff to all customers.

Essential Functions

  • Education planning: Plans and implements adult basic education as it pertains to classes and learning spaces. Collaborates with teachers and other instructional staff to fully integrate technologies and contextual experiences in the curriculum such as field trips and guest speakers.
  • Instruction: Through group or individual instruction, designs and implements workshops and informational sessions which optimize the use of library technologies and online courses, for career development and personal growth, both for internal and external customers. Includes developing user guidelines and visual aids; digital and print.
  • Educational support: Register and test adult literacy students and document progress; provide educational support material and recommend library related programs; make referrals to outside agencies. Monitors student attendance, identifies student barriers and develops and implements retention strategies.
  • Supervision: Assist in the on-boarding, training and supervision of teachers and other instructional staff (volunteers and interns); prepares and maintains project consultant contracts; ensures timely submission of invoices.
  • Data Collection: Responsible for timely and accurate data collection, input and monthly reporting; maintains and updates accurate program and other work related records.

Secondary Functions

  • Material review: Reviews textbooks and educational technologies designed to enhance adult literacy skills and makes recommendations on purchases.
  • Community: Initiates contact and maintains links with community agencies for referral and placements. Participates in community activities and maintains contacts with professional organizations in order to better provide services and to meet the objectives of the library. Keeps informed of current trends, improved programs and processes to better meet the needs of the community.
  • Outreach: Serve as liaison to targeted populations and their families at community centers, social service agencies, schools and churches; provide information about outreach activities, facilities, and services.

Core Competencies

  • Commitment: Challenges her/himself by taking on and solving critical business problems. Serves as a positive role model. Responds positively to organizational change. Transmits the HPL culture to colleagues and others throughout the organization. Helps others advance. Expects that obstacles will occur and refuses to use them as an excuse for not achieving results. Works independently, meeting reasonable deadlines, and accepting responsibility for his or her actions.
  • Community: Clarifies overarching client needs to his/her team. Manages to both internal and external clients. Approaches each customer issue/problem as an opportunity to build further customer loyalty. Fosters and maintains strong community relationships.
  • Future: Motivates others to translate new ideas and actions into results. Promotes innovation and is open to new ideas. Supports and manages change while remaining resilient.
  • Relationship Building: Knows and effectively communicates the organization's mission, vision and values. Solicits feedback from his/her team. Provides ongoing coaching and feedback to his/her team members. Demonstrates the value of diversity and inclusion. When conflict arises, successfully navigates the conversation to find solutions acceptable to all parties. Shares wins and successes. Defines success in terms of the whole team. Can be relied upon to follow through on commitments and promises.

Other Requirements

  • Welcoming: Ability to provide welcoming and effective customer service.
  • GED: Knowledge of and experience working with and developing new trends in adult learning instruction including new GED/HSE requirements and ESOL techniques. Improves programs and processes to better meet the needs of learners.
  • Mission: Positively reflects Hartford Public Library's mission, vision, and values to staff and the public.
  • CASAS: Performs duties of administrator for Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System (CASAS).
  • Assignments: Participates in the overall administration of Hartford Public Library through committee or task force assignments. Participates in community activities and maintains contacts with professional organizations in order to better provides services to meet the objectives of the library. 

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Master's Degree in Education or Library Science
  • Minimum of one year of experience teaching adult basic education classes
  • Demonstrated experience in the instructional use of technology
  • Demonstrated experience working with interns and volunteer tutors
  • Demonstrated outreach experience working with community based groups, immigrants and multicultural populations
  • Knowledge of adult basic education; theory, practice and assessment
  • Solid working knowledge of MS Office Suite
  • Knowledge of education technologies
  • Strong commitment to working in a team environment.

Find a complete job description at http://hplct.org/assets/uploads/files/Education%20Site%20Coordinator.pdf

Find information about applying for this position at http://hplct.org/about/job-openings

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Program and Event Coordinator, Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge, MA

37.5 hours per week, generally Monday through Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm. A flexible schedule is required including working some          evenings, Saturdays and Sundays in support of programs and events. 

QUALIFICATIONS:           

A Bachelor's degree or coursework beyond high school level is strongly preferred.  At least two years of experience in event planning, program coordination, library programming, and/or hospitality is strongly desired. Library experience is desirable. Customer service experience is essential. Must have personal vehicle and valid driver's license.

Outstanding interpersonal and customer service skills; Ability to communicate effectively, patiently and courteously; ability to work with diverse groups of people representing different departments and organizations; Ability to adapt plans in the moment to effectively adapt to the unexpected; remains calm in emergency situations; Excellent organizational, oral and written skills; Ability to anticipate needs, organize work, set priorities, use time effectively, work independently, and meet deadlines; Must be able to pay close attention to details and concentrate on work; Time management ability to set priorities in order to meet assignment deadlines; Ability to work on several tasks at the same time, keep track of many details and reliably follow through; Ability to identify, analyze and creatively solve problems in a constructive manner; Punctuality, flexibility and dependability; Ability to foster teamwork and work well as a member; Appreciation of and sincere desire to work in a diverse, urban setting; Ability to utilize a variety of technology and equipment such as computers, scanners, DVD players, sound systems, projection equipment and mobile devices; Knowledge of and comfort level with Microsoft Office Suite including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and Access software. Familiar with Library Insight or other room booking software preferred. Able to schedule with on line calendar; Ability to follow oral and/or written instructions quickly and thoroughly; Ability to proofread work with high degree of accuracy; Flexibility to meet staffing needs during vacation periods and in emergencies; Knowledge of basic library concepts.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  Physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment including office equipment such as computers, scanners, AV equipment, and mobile devices;; Ability to sit and use computer workstation, including keyboard and visual display terminal, for extended periods of time; Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities, which permits the employee to communicate effectively; Sufficient vision or other powers of observation, which permits the employee to read books, email and to scan a room; Sufficient manual dexterity, which permits the employee to utilize a keyboard; Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes, which permits the employee to move around heavy items

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:    Works in assigned area, including office areas, training rooms, library and city locations including outside venues as necessary. Normal office exposure to noise and interruptions. Attends and participates in various programs as requested to enhance skills associated with the position.

DUTIES:

With significant input from library administrators and leadership team, the Program and Event Coordinator is responsible for developing a dynamic menu of adult and family programs and events for the Cambridge Public Library. Plans all aspects of programs including generating ideas, booking presenters and publicity. Works cooperatively across City and library departments; efficiently identifies and executes the necessary logistics to ensure successful events providing outstanding internal and external customer service. Organizes special internal events, such as our annual staff appreciation dinner, and is the primary contact for community groups wishing to book library meeting rooms.

  • Advances the Library as a desired destination for major authors publicizing new releases, organizations and performers and proactively seeks new opportunities with them
  • Creates programs through various methods including developing relationships with publishers and local bookstores and keeping abreast of regional cultural and news events
  • Solicits local and national talent to participate in library programs
  • Collaborates with community groups, local businesses, colleges, universities and nonprofits to deliver outstanding and varying programs and events for an urban community
  • Works closely with the Communications Manager to effectively and creatively promote events in a timely fashion resulting in well-attended programs
  • Manages event timelines and budgets
  • Works closely and cooperatively with library and city staff including the Friends, Trustees and Foundation members, as appropriate.
  • Serves as liaison and support to Administration; ensures all programming and event details are complete, up to date and properly documented; ensures Communication Manager and executive assistants have access to event information such that they can answer inquiries and step in as needed
  • Supports the programming efforts of the branches, Youth Services and Adult Services
  • Coordinates staff participation in city events, such as Danehy Family Day
  • Represents the Library at programs ensuring a positive experience for presenters and attendees, smooth operations and effectively handles any last minute changes; may pick up, greet and introduce speakers
  • Is highly organized and works in advance with Support Services, IT and Administration to arrange rooms and staffing, coordinate and test equipment, organize food and book sales, and design ticketing and seating arrangements
  • Serves as primary contact for all room and program requests; reserves all library meeting and program spaces for staff, city departments and community groups through booking software; maintains public online events calendar
  • Works cooperatively with IT to maintain audio visual equipment for the Lecture Hall, Community Room and other library spaces; tests equipment, requests preventative maintenance, upgrades and replacements as appropriate.
  • Exploits new technologies and works with organizations such as City View 22 and CCTV to extend the community's access to programming
  • Prepares monthly and annual program statistics using Library Insight software and provides feedback to leadership about programs, as needed
  • Demonstrates continuous effort to enhance the quality of programming and improve processes
  • Designs plan for refreshments, decorations and promotional materials for library programs and outside events; executes the purchases of the required supplies
  • Organizes L2 kitchen and storage area monitoring supplies and organizing purchase of stock
  • Uses personal vehicle as needed in support of programs and events
  • Any other duties as required for the good of the Library

SALARY:        $26.95 - $33.67 per hour + excellent benefits

DEADLINE:          July 11, 2016 by 5pm

APPLY TO:              

City of Cambridge

Personnel Department, Room 309

795 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02139

Please send 2 copies each of cover letter & resume

Fax: 617-349-4312

employment@cambridgema.gov

 

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Health Sciences Liaison Librarian, George A. Smathers Libraries, Gainesville, FL

The George A. Smathers Libraries seeks a creative and service-oriented liaison librarian at the Health Science Center Library. The Health Sciences Liaison Librarian provides reference assistance and consultations, instruction, outreach, and collection management for the College of Dentistry and assigned departments in the College of Medicine and participates in inter-professional education initiatives at the Health Science Center. This tenure-track faculty position serves as a member of the Biomedical and Health Information Services (BHIS) team in support of the University of Florida Health Science Center vision for increased multidisciplinary and cross-college collaboration and education, and provides services in a variety of modes (in person, phone, email, "house calls"). The position is responsible for special projects as assigned, such as collection reviews, development of web-based resources, and service evaluation. The library encourages staff participation in reaching management decisions and, consequently, the Health Sciences Liaison Librarian will serve on various committees and teams. The Health Sciences Liaison Librarian performs scholarly research and provides service at the institutional and professional levels as related to assignment and in accordance with tenure and promotion criteria. 

To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Health Sciences Liaison Librarian will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives in work activities. 

The search will remain open until July 6, 2016. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html. Failure to submit the required documents may result in the application not being considered. If you have any questions or concerns about this process please contact: Bonnie Smith, George A. Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at bonniesmith@ufl.edu.

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

Address inquiries to Bonnie J. Smith, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at: bonniesmith@ufl.edu.

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Electronic Resources Librarian, Lasell College, Auburndale, MA

View the complete job description and apply online: http://www.lasell.edu/discover-lasell/human-resources/staff-positions/electronic-resources-librarian.html

The Brennan Library at Lasell College, located in Newton, MA, invites applications for the position of Electronic Resources Librarian. The Librarian will report to the Head of Technical Services, and will interact with students, faculty, and staff from various departments across campus both face-to-face and online.

This position involves detail oriented work with the Library's ILS, link resolver, and vendor platforms. Problem-solving, organization, and effective teamwork are essential. We seek a colleague who is creative, process-oriented, adaptable, and dedicated to helping shape the future of a dynamic college Library.

This is a Full-time position.

Lasell College is a private, coeducational institution offering undergraduate and graduate programs of study, which enrolls approximately 1800 undergraduate and 350 graduate students.  Founded in 1851, Lasell is one of the oldest colleges in greater Boston. Lasell College is situated approximately 15 minutes from downtown Boston and 2 minutes from routes 95/128 and the MA Turnpike.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to the Head of Technical Services, the Librarian will be responsible for the following functions, which include, but are not limited to: 

  • Support the Lasell community's use of the Library's electronic resources;
  • Oversee the integration of Library resources with College LMS courseware, in cooperation with the Teaching and Learning Center;
  • Ensure that the Library's licensed e-resources are current and easily accessible across a variety of platforms, to on-campus and remote users;
  • Perform primary management and troubleshooting of the Library's licensed e-resources, including e-books, e-journals, streaming video, and online scholarly databases, with a basic understanding of proxy servers, link resolvers, and networking;
  • Work closely with the Head of Technical Services to oversee all aspects of the electronic resources life cycle (acquisition, access, administration, support, and evaluation);
  • Collaborate with Library staff, faculty, and vendors on selecting and ordering items in digital format in a fiscally responsible manner;
  • Support Brennan Library discovery services by cataloging e-resources and maintaining and improving records in the integrated library system;
  • Serve as the Library's primary liaison to the College Information Technology Dept., and to the Minuteman Library Network and other consortia for technology and networking matters;
  • Contribute to and improve the Library website using the College's CMS, including the incorporation and management of LibGuides;
  • Create guides and tutorials on the use of and access to Library electronic resources;
  • Collect and analyze statistics and quantitative data pertaining to the usage of Library's electronic research tools;
  • Liaise with designated academic departments and perform collection development duties for assigned programs;
  • Prepare and submit reports and statistics;
  • Advise and consult with Library and Information Technology staff to develop and deploy innovative, user-centered services and systems;
  • Respond to issues surrounding access to and use of electronic resources;
  • Work closely with Reference Librarians to support collection development for online formats;
  • Maintain relevant training and documentation of processes for Library staff;
  • Participate in ongoing assessment and advocacy activities of the Brennan Library;
  • This position requires extensive use of a computer, and some lifting of books and boxes;
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED

Education

Master's degree in library and information science or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution required.

Other Skills/Requirements of the Job

  • Demonstrated expertise in using technology-enhanced and digital pedagogies;
  • Ability to collaborate with faculty, students, and staff across disciplines and departments;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, and the ability to translate quantitative data into narratives and visual representations;
  • Enthusiasm toward working as a team member, strategizing, and problem-solving;
  • Working knowledge of an integrated library system and practical experience with OCLC;
  • Knowledge of processes for description, organization and management of electronic records, data, and information;
  • Knowledge of library computer applications and language to create websites such as HTML or metadata;
  • Knowledge of discovery tools, systems, and resources in a library context;

Lasell College offers a competitive salary and benefits package for eligible employees. This includes but is not limited to outstanding time off benefits, health, dental and vision insurance, a 403b with a matching contribution after one year of service, tuition benefits and more.

Interested candidates should upload a cover letter, resume, and the information of three (3) references using the forms below. Review of resumes will begin immediately, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Lasell College is committed to increasing the diversity of its community and curriculum. Candidates who believe they will contribute to that commitment are encouraged to apply. 

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Engineering Librarian, Marston Science Library, Gainesville, FL

The Marston Science Library at the University of Florida seeks a creative and service-oriented liaison librarian to join their dynamic and diverse team. The Engineering Librarian is a tenure track library faculty position. Responsibilities include providing reference assistance, instruction, outreach, and collection management to support programs dependent upon the engineering sciences, and coordinating services provided by the Engineering team. Provides data support services for faculty, staff, and students in assigned departments. A key element of the assignment is investigation and integration of creative technologies, such as 3D printing and scanning, into the engineering discipline services. The librarian works collaboratively in group efforts and maintains professional relationships with faculty, students, and colleagues.

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

The search will remain open until July 11, 2016. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html. Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you have any questions or concerns about this process please contact: Bonnie Smith, George A. Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, atbonniesmith@ufl.edu.

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

Address inquiries to Bonnie J. Smith, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at: bonniesmith@ufl.edu.

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Reference Librarian, University of Florida Levin College of Law, Gainesville, FL

Overview: The Lawton Chiles Legal Information Center (LIC) at the University of Florida, Levin College of Law seeks a Reference Librarian to join us as part of our Research and Instructional team. The ideal candidate for the position will have experience teaching, helping a variety of patrons with reference questions, and providing research support to faculty. This position must be able to work both independently and as a member of a team. Some evening and weekend reference shifts are required.

This position offers extraordinary teaching opportunities. Law librarians at the University of Florida are responsible for teaching Legal Research, a required course in the first-year curriculum. The librarians develop both the content and assessment methods of the first-year research course and teach one or two sections of the course. Law librarians also have the opportunity to teach an elective two-credit Advanced Legal Research course for second- and third-year students.

Librarians at the University of Florida have tenure-track status in the University Libraries, and these positions will begin at the rank of Assistant University Librarian. As members of the university faculty, librarians have significant opportunities and support for scholarly research and writing, and for service to the law school, UF Libraries, the University, and the law library profession.

Responsibilities:

As a member of the Research and Instructional team, librarians will perform several tasks, such as:

  • Staffing the Reference Desk (up to 10 hours per week, including an evening or weekend shift);
  • Acting as a library liaison to approximately 10 faculty members;
  • Preparing and maintaining research guides for library users;
  • Providing collection development support to one or more areas of the curriculum;
  • Providing instruction by means of class presentations, informal workshops, small group seminars and individualized instruction;

Each librarian will also teach first-year Legal Research (1 credit) and/or Advanced Legal Research (2 credits).

As part of the tenure track process, each librarian must also: 

  • Contribute to the LIC, the Levin College of Law, the UF Libraries, the University, and the profession through substantive involvement committee work at the local, regional, and national level and active participation in professional organizations; 
  • Actively research and publish in an area related to law librarianship, legal education, librarian duties, etc.

Librarians will also have other duties as assigned.

ADVERTISED SALARY:

$55,000.00, commensurate with experience.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
  • J.D. from an ABA-accredited institution;
  • L.S. (or equivalent degree) from an ALA-accredited institution, or current enrollment in an ALA-accredited M.L.S (or equivalent) program (completion of the M.L.S. degree will be a condition of continued employment);
  • Excellent computer and telecommunications skills, including proficiency with web-based information tools;
  • Familiarity with and understanding of legal research materials in all formats, including skill in the use of Lexis, Westlaw, and Bloomberg;
  • Demonstrated teaching abilities;
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills;
  • Strong service orientation;
  • Ability to develop productive working relationships, and work effectively as a team member as well as independently;
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work well in a collaborative environment to achieve common goals. 
  • Commitment to professional development, including continuing education, publishing scholarly works, and speaking.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Professional experience in an academic, court or law firm library, and a demonstrated record of providing sophisticated research assistance to faculty or attorneys are preferred (entry-level candidates with experience working in a law library as a student will be considered and are strongly encouraged to apply);
  • Professional experience as a practicing attorney or judicial law clerk; 
  • Experience or demonstrated interest in EITHER:
    • Tax law and tax research, OR
    • Instructional design technology to support both classroom and online teaching.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS:

This is a full-time, 40-hour week, library faculty tenure-track position.

Benefits: Twenty-two vacation days and 13 sick days annually; excellent health insurance and other insurance benefits; TIAA/CREF and other retirement options; no state or local income tax. Details at http://hr.ufl.edu/benefits/.

Environment: The University of Florida (UF) is a major, public, comprehensive, land-grant, research university. The state's oldest and most comprehensive university, UF is among the nation's most academically diverse public universities. The Levin College of Law is the flagship law school for the State of Florida. The Lawton Chiles Legal Information Center at the University of Florida, Levin College of Law is one of the largest libraries in the southeast United States. The library serves faculty, staff and students in the Levin College of Law, and other University of Florida students and faculty, as well as the Florida Bar and the general public. The library's principal user population includes approximately 60 tenure-track faculty and 40 other full-time faculty members, and approximately 1,000 J.D. and LL.M. students.

To apply: Submit resume, cover letter, and three references (names and contact information) via the University of Florida Jobs web site at https://jobs.ufl.edu/.  The search will remain open until July 19, 2016 and applications will be reviewed as received.   The anticipated date will be as soon as possible after July 19, 2016.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire.  A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible.  Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

HEALTH ASSESSMENT REQUIRED: No

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Technical Services Coordinator, University of Hartford, Hartford, CT

POSITION SUMMARY: This is a regular full-time non-exempt position, 35 hours per week, which may include evening and weekend hours. Performs general and basic cataloging and processing functions as well as assists in the daily operations of the Allen Library (a music and dance library). Actively provides information and services to all patrons. Oversees student employees. Performs all duties in full support of the University's mission, understanding that the positive and effective execution of these duties are instrumental to the education of University's students.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Performs copy cataloging for music, dance, and related performing arts materials in multiple formats. Maintains a high standard of quality for the catalog and authority database. Creates provisional records in database for music and dance materials. Oversees the processing of Hartt recordings. Assists in the maintenance of authority records to assure the quality and integrity of the library databases. Provides guidance, training and oversight of student staff. Trains staff on the proper copy cataloging procedures and processing of music and dance materials. Communicates knowledge of library policies, procedures and practices to maintain the integrity of library collections and services. Establishes, maintains and adheres to administrative controls over cataloging records and documents detailing intellectual content. Organizes and arranges materials to facilitate access for patrons and library staff.  Participates in development of library system, including testing, problem reporting, and suggestions of functionalities related to cataloging and processing needs. Adheres to local and national standards for copy cataloging of materials in various formats. Keeps abreast of national cataloging policies. Receives, prepares and processes materials for binding. Maintains supply inventory. Trains and oversees student staff in the repair of library materials. Participates in campus, local and area professional development seminars and training. Attends committee and staff meetings as appropriate. Performs other related duties as assigned.

FORMAL EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree in music required.
WORK EXPERIENCE: 0 to < 1 year.
SPECIAL SKILLS: The ability to work effectively with diverse groups.

MORE INFORMATION: Find a complete job description and additional information about salaries and benefits at http://www.hartford.edu/hrd/Employment.aspx.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: There is no deadline for applications and the position will remain open until filled. Electronic resumes are highly encouraged. All resumes are acknowledged. If you are applying by email, please send one complete set of the following: resume, cover letter (including position of interest and salary requirements), and professional references to hrd@hartford.edu.

If you are applying by either fax or by mail, please send one complete set of the following: resume, cover letter (including position of interest and salary requirements), and professional references to:
University of Hartford
Attn: Human Resources Development
200 Bloomfield Ave.
West Hartford, CT 06117-1599
Fax: 860.768.4732.

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Kaplanoff Librarian for American History, Yale University, New Haven, CT

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

Position Focus: Reporting to the Head of Humanities Collections and Research Education, the Kaplanoff Librarian facilitates access to collections and services in a complex, multi-faceted research library environment through direct contact with library patrons and the development and promotion of services and collections.

The Kaplanoff Librarian provides research support to students and faculty in the Departments of African American Studies, and History and the program of American Studies through extensive one-on-one research consultations, class instruction, and virtual reference services; raises awareness of research resources through blogs, mailing lists, and workshops; engages with students and faculty to support exhibits, digital projects, conferences, and other academic efforts; creates and maintains research guides and other research support tools. The librarian also collaborates with other library subject specialists, special collections librarians and archivists, and digital humanities specialists in support of a rich and varied research program.

The librarian is responsible for selection of materials in all formats (analog and digital) covering the following subject areas: American History, American Studies, and African American Studies. The incumbent is also responsible for the management of collection development funds.

The incumbent participates in research and instruction program planning and implementation, Yale Library strategic planning, committees, and task forces, and campus, regional, and national professional collaborative activities.

The librarian participates in professional activities outside of Yale and monitors developments and best practices elsewhere to help ensure the excellence of the Yale humanities collections and research support services. May be required to assist with disaster recovery efforts.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:
  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school. In selected instances, a post-graduate degree in a related discipline may be required or substituted for a master's degree in library science. Advanced degree in American History required, preferably a PhD
  • Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability.
  • Demonstrated teaching ability in a library or academic setting.
  • Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion.
  • Experience working collegially and cooperatively within and across organizations.
  • Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment.
  • Demonstrated skill with digital tools and applications for academic research
  • Demonstrated excellence in public service provision, preferably in an academic library setting. Strong service orientation.
Preferred Education, Skills and Experience:
  • PhD in American History
  • Experience advising undergraduate and graduate researchers
  • Experience developing web content
  • Knowledge of emerging technologies
  • Knowledge of and/or experience in digital humanities.

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

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

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at http://www.yale.edu/jobs. The STARS req. ID for this position is 37889BR.

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Liaison Librarian, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

Drexel University Libraries seeks an innovative librarian with academic background in business and data analysis and demonstrated experience working with faculty and students in learning and research programs to serve as its Liaison Librarian for Business. This position provides an exciting opportunity to build partnerships and collaborations across Drexel University as the Libraries primary liaison to the LeBow College of Business and the Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship.

Summary

Reporting to Manager, Learning Partnerships, the Liaison Librarian for Business serves as primary liaison between the University Libraries and the faculty, staff, and students of the LeBow College of Business and the Close School of Entrepreneurship. The Liaison Librarian for Business is a member of the liaison team, a group of librarians who work in close partnership to develop, implement, and assess instructional and research programs that advance the mission of Drexel University. As the Libraries role on campus grows and changes, we actively seek candidates with expertise and experience in the evolving areas of digital scholarship, data analysis and management, data literacy, and online learning.

The position will be based at the W.W. Hagerty Library on Drexel University's main campus. Drexel University Libraries' professional staff are expected to contribute to the ongoing operations through participation in departmental planning and decision-making, and in implementation of library and departmental policies. Regular reporting of activities and appropriate statistics is required. Librarians are encouraged to participate in university activities and initiatives as well as that of their professional associations. Occasional evening and weekend work is required.

Key Responsibilities

  • Serve as liaison librarian to the LeBow College of Business, the Close School of Entrepreneurship, and the departments of Hospitality and Sport Management in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management.
  • Collaborate with constituent faculty and staff to integrate data and information literacy instruction into appropriate courses and curriculum.
  • Actively build partnerships with constituents and Libraries' colleagues to develop programs and tools that enliven and grow data literacy on campus.
  • Create and maintain web-based research guides, instructional materials, and web pages to help users in their research.
  • Provide general as well as specialized and customized reference services for users in relevant subject areas in person, phone, email and chat.
  • Lead collection management & development for business and related disciplines, incorporating datasets and tools into Libraries' resources.
  • Participate in Libraries' digital and data stewardship programs, particularly in development of services in data analysis and visualization.
  • Contribute professionally through participation in campus activities, external service, and/or publication and presentation.

Required Qualifications

  • ALA accredited MLS or equivalent graduate degree
  • Minimum three years of professional, academic library experience
  • Undergraduate degree or minor and/or graduate work in business or a strongly related field
  • Demonstrated expertise with business literature and resources, including specialized databases and datasets
  • Demonstrated experience in data analysis and visualization
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of pedagogy and instructional technique
  • Demonstrated experience working in virtual service and online learning environments
  • Demonstrated knowledge of scholarly trends in business and entrepreneurship
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current trends in higher education; particularly in regards to digital scholarship, digital media and scholarly communication
  • Excellent communication, writing and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated involvement and contribution to the professional community
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment; able to lead as well as execute and take constructive input from multiple sources
  • Demonstrated involvement and contribution to the professional community

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience and/or expertise in scholarly communication, instructional design & online learning
  • Project management experience
  • Demonstrated success working within a matrix organization
  • Demonstrated success working in a changing organization

Supplemental Posting Information:

Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, welcomes individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives, and believes that an inclusive and respectful environment enriches the University community and the educational and employment experience of its members. The University prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, status as a veteran or special disabled veteran, gender identity or expression, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions and any other prohibited characteristic.  Please visit our website to view all University Policies and Workplace Postings.

Background investigations are required for all new hires as a condition of employment, after the job offer is made. Employment will be contingent upon the University's acceptance of the results of the background investigation.

Interested, qualified applicants may apply at: (https://www.drexeljobs.com/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1466106408218)

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Part-Time Libary Metadata Specialist, University of Scranton, Scranton, PA

The Archival and Special Collections Cataloging and Metadata Specialist (part-time) supports the work of the Special Collections Librarian, the Digital Services Librarian, and the Cataloging and Metadata Librarian, in the coordinated cataloging, description, and record-keeping necessary to the preservation, accessibility, and findability of University Archives and Special Collections materials. Working across varied Library information systems, this position creates, maintains, and enhances descriptive, administrative, structural, and preservation metadata of various types for materials of diverse formats.

Essential Duties:

  • Creates, maintains, and enhances descriptive, administrative, structural, rights, and preservation metadata for digital objects, following Digital Services, Special Collections, and Cataloging procedures and standards
  • Manages implementation of local controlled vocabularies and authority records, following existing standards and schemas where available
  • Ensures consistency and integration of descriptive information and records across Library systems, including the catalog, digital asset management system, digital preservation repository, web archiving platform, and local databases
  • Assists Digital Services Librarian with ongoing evaluation and implementation of emerging metadata practices, such as linked data
  • Collaborates with Special Collections Librarian, Digital Services Librarian, and Cataloging and Metadata Librarian to develop, implement, and maintain project management practices, including workflow, documentation, project tracking, and assessment
  • Sorts, arranges, and classifies materials such as correspondence, clippings, and other personal papers in accordance with archival procedures and arrangements for permanent storage. Weeds unprocessed documents for duplicates and unnecessary materials. Boxes and shelves Special Collections materials
  • Works with others to create and maintain accession records, inventories and finding aids for born digital and physical materials present in University Archives and Special Collections accessions
  • Provides Reference Services and responds to patron inquiries, including digitization of material, regarding University Archives, Special Collections, and Digital Collections materials, working in collaboration with the Special Collections Assistant and Digital Services Assistant
  • Curates, prepares, and mounts exhibits in coordination with the Special Collections Librarian

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • A graduate degree in archives, public history, digital humanities or an ALA accredited master's degree in library or information science is preferred
  • Cataloging or archival experience required
  • Management and supervisory experience preferred

17.5 scheduled hours weekly between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm M-F. Nine month position (Sept-May)

Apply: https://universityofscrantonjobs.com/postings/1130

 

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Reference Librarian, Wellesley Free Library, Wellesley, MA

The Wellesley Free Library is seeking a technology-savvy, welcoming, full-time (35 hours/week) Reference Librarian to join our team in providing the highest quality library service. Under the supervision of the Reference Services Supervisor, duties will include providing technology education to patrons (including coding and instruction on the use of electronic media); reference and reader advisory services; materials selection; and developing/implementing library programs for high school students.

The successful candidate will have instructional experience; strong, positive communication and interpersonal skills; the ability and willingness to handle multiple responsibilities in a changing environment; and be conversant with various library, communication, and social media technologies. Work hours will include weekdays, some evenings, and some weekends.

The pay range is $25.67 - $32.48 with an excellent benefit package.

Requires: MLS; one to three years of reference experience; knowledge of collection development; demonstrated knowledge of effective public service techniques; excellent oral and written communication skills; exemplary customer service skills; excellent computer skills, including familiarity with computer coding concepts, database searching and software specific to libraries.

To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to:
Human Resources Department, Town Hall, 525
Washington St., Wellesley, MA 02482

or e-mail as a Word document or PDF to hr@wellesleyma.gov by July 11, 2016. AA/EOE


Reference Librarian, Wellesley Free Library, Wellesley, MA

The Wellesley Free Library is seeking a technology-savvy, welcoming, full-time (35 hours/week) Reference Librarian to join our team in providing the highest quality library service. Under the supervision of the Reference Services Supervisor, duties will include providing technology education to patrons (including coding and instruction on the use of electronic media); reference and reader advisory services; materials selection; and developing/implementing library programs for high school students.

The successful candidate will have instructional experience; strong, positive communication and interpersonal skills; the ability and willingness to handle multiple responsibilities in a changing environment; and be conversant with various library, communication, and social media technologies. Work hours will include weekdays, some evenings, and some weekends.

The pay range is $25.67 - $32.48 with an excellent benefit package.

Requires: MLS; one to three years of reference experience; knowledge of collection development; demonstrated knowledge of effective public service techniques; excellent oral and written communication skills; exemplary customer service skills; excellent computer skills, including familiarity with computer coding concepts, database searching and software specific to libraries.

To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to:
Human Resources Department, Town Hall, 525
Washington St., Wellesley, MA 02482

or e-mail as a Word document or PDF to hr@wellesleyma.gov by July 11, 2016. AA/EOE

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Part-Time School Media Specialist, Rhode Island School for the Deaf, Providence, RI

Job Description:

  • Creating an environment that is conducive to active and participatory learning, resource-based instructional practices, and collaboration with teaching staff
  • Encouraging the use of instructional technology to engage students and to improve learning, providing 24/7 access to digital information resources for the entire learning community.
  • Collecting and analyzing data to improve instruction and to demonstrate correlations between the School Library Program and student achievement
  • Maintaining active memberships in professional associations
As an instructional partner the school librarian works with teachers and other educators to build and strengthen connections between student information and research needs, curricular content, learning outcomes, and information resources. The school librarian demonstrates his or her role as an essential and equal partner in the instructional process by:
  • Collaborating with teachers and students to design and teach engaging inquiry and learning experiences and assessments that incorporate multiple literacies and foster critical thinking
  • Participating in the implementation of collaboratively planned learning experiences by providing group and individual instruction, assessing student progress, and evaluating activities
  • Joining with teachers and others to plan and implement meaningful experiences that will promote a love of reading and lifelong learning
  • Providing and planning professional development opportunities within the school and district for and with all staff, including other school librarians
As information specialist, the school librarian provides leadership and expertise in the selection, acquisition, evaluation, and organization of information resources and technologies in all formats, as well as expertise in the ethical use of information. The school librarian ensures equitable access and responsible use of information by:
  • In accordance with district policy, developing and maintaining a collection of resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and the teaching styles and instructional strategies used within the school community
  • Modeling effective strategies for developing multiple literacies
  • Organizing the collection for maximum and effective use
As a teacher, the school librarian empowers students to become critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information. The school librarian supports students' success by guiding them in:
  • Reading for understanding, for exposure to diversity of viewpoints and genres, and for pleasure
  • Using information for defined and self-defined purposes
  • Building on prior knowledge and constructing new knowledge
  • Embracing the world of information and all its formats
As program administrator, the school librarian works collaboratively with members of the learning community to define the policies of the school library program, and to guide and direct all activities related to it. The school librarian maximizes the efficiency and effectiveness of the school library program by:
  • Using strategic planning for the continuous improvement of the program
  • Ensuring that school library program goals and objectives are aligned with school and district long-range strategic plans
  • Using effective management principles, including the supervision of personnel, resources, and facilities, in developing and implementing program goals and objectives
  • Preparing, justifying, and administering the school library program budget to support specific program goals
  • Establishing processes and procedures for selection, acquisition, circulation, resource sharing, etc. that assure appropriate resources are available when needed
  • Creating and maintaining in the school library a teaching and learning environment that is inviting, safe, flexible, and conducive to student learning
  • Ensuring equitable physical access to school library facilities by providing barrier-free, universally designed environments
Requirements:
Advanced degree in Library Sciences supported by coursework in special education, education of the deaf and hard of hearing or any combination of Education and experience that is substantially equivalent to meet the need of the school population.
Certification: Rhode Island Department of Education Certification: Library/ Media
Experience: Documented experience in a public school setting serving a diverse student population
Other: Proficiency in English and American Sign Language preferred.
At least 4 years of relevant experience preferred
Master degree preferred
Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required
BCI Required
Salary: $42,752 to 77569 per year. Paid bi-weekly plus benefits. 
Hours: 21 hours per week
Interested candidates my email cover letter, resume, and three references to hedwards@rideaf.net or mail to:
Helen Edwards, Staff Assistant
Rhode Island School for the Deaf
One Corliss Park 
Providence, RI 02908

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Library/Media Specialist, Lincoln Public Schools, Lincoln, MA

The Lincoln Public School district is seeking a K-8 Library/Media Specialist for the Hanscom Campus.  This is a unique opportunity for a visionary librarian to cultivate a vibrant, 21st-century library program in the brand new Hanscom Middle School (HMS) and Hanscom Primary School (HPS) buildings. The Hanscom Library/Media Specialist oversees the combined HMS and HPS library programs, including delivering direct instruction, developing and managing the collection, collaborating with faculty to support curriculum, and generally building and supporting a culture where all students are enthusiastic readers, skilled researchers, and critical and ethical users of information. Responsibilites include supervising a full-time library assistant and physical demands such as shelving and moving book carts.  A Massachusetts DESE Library certification is required.
 
Lincoln, Massachusetts
Lincoln is a residential suburb located 12 miles northwest of Boston.  The community is rich in history with a strong tradition of citizen participation.  The school district serves students in grades pre-kindergarten through eight.  In addition to the K-8 Lincoln School, the district operates the Primary School and Middle School at Hanscom Air Force Base as well as an integrated Preschool.  Lincoln has a long tradition of educational excellence and strives to offer innovative, student-centered instruction in an inclusive setting with small class sizes.  As a founding member of the METCO Program, Lincoln has maintained its commitment to diversity and multi-cultural education.  
 
Lincoln Public Schools Mission Statement
The Lincoln Public Schools seeks to unite our communities in challenging and equipping our students to acquire essential skills and knowledge, think creatively and independently, exhibit academic excellence, appreciate and respect diversity, demonstrate creativity, value reflection, work hard and play fair.
 
Lincoln Public Schools (LPS) does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, coverd veteran status, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or housing status; LPS is an EEO employer.

Please apply online at https://lincnet.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=75

For more information please contact:
Rob Ford
Director of Technology and Libraries
rford@licnet.org
781-259-9400 x4307

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Lower School Librarian, University School of Nashville, Nashville, TN

University School of Nashville (USN) seeks a collaborative, creative, and outgoing library professional to develop and lead an innovative and creative K-4 program that embraces information literacy, instructional design, and literature appreciation through collaboration with faculty; including the design and delivery of authentic research projects, a balanced collection, community enrichment activities, and an environment that promotes a love of lifelong learning and reading. The Lower School Librarian works under the direct supervision of the Library Director, with additional oversight and guidance from the Lower School Division Head, and is expected to participate fully as a member of the library department and in the life of the school community.

Qualifications

  •     Masters of Library Science (MLS) or on track to obtain MLS
  •     Elementary teaching experience required
  •     Preference will be given to candidates with school library experience
  •     Proficiency with library and educational technology and multimedia tools
  •     Demonstrated experience collaborating with colleagues

Skills and Abilities

  •     Be passionate about working with children and adolescents
  •     Demonstrate skill with appropriate applications of educational technology
  •     Possess exceptional interpersonal skills, communication skills, leadership qualities, and a passion for working with children and adolescents
  •     Be creative, curious, confident, flexible, innovative, service-oriented, and have a keen sense of humor
  •     Communicate thoroughly, accurately, and concisely, both verbally and in writing
  •     Be forward thinking, a change agent, and possess a growth mindset
  •     Work with integrity and maintain confidentiality

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Apply online at:  usn.org/jobs

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Information System Association (Systems Librarian), Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA

Description

The Library Department is looking for an Information Systems Associate II/III - Systems Librarian to join their team. This is an exempt, full-time position, and is eligible for benefits.

JOB SUMMARY:

Reporting to the Director of Library Services at WHOI/Co-Director of the MBL WHOI Library, the Systems Librarian provides technical expertise, day-to-day administration, and support for traditional and emerging library software solutions and standards.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Utilizes technologies to provide the best possible experience for library patrons and staff as they search and access the information in our library systems with a focus on the integrated library system, Voyager.
  • Supports/maintains computers in the Library offices.
  • Collaborates with the Data Librarian and Institution Archivist to support access to Institution data collections and new initiatives.
  • Manages all aspects of the Integrated Library System. Works with Library staff to implement improvements and new features.  Coordinates with Information Services Department staff and vendor to perform maintenance and upgrades.
  • Utilizing current standards and best practices, catalogs incoming books, technical reports, theses and serials for the DLA collection and maintains links to electronic resources.
  • Maintains serial acquisitions records in the integrated library system.
  • Provides IT/Software support for DLA computers.
  • Serves as back-up to Data Librarian as necessary.

DESIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Information Systems Associate II Level:
Master's degree in a specifically related field with minimal experience, or Bachelor's degree in a related field with several years of relevant experience in computing and information services disciplines, or demonstrated competency as an Information Systems Associate I, or significant, progressive independence and skill development at the Information Systems Assistant III or Senior Information Systems Assistant levels or equivalent positions on the other technical ladders, or equivalent work experience in the absence of a formal degree.

Information Systems Associate III Level:
Ph.D. in a related field, or Master's in a related field with several years of relevant experience, or Bachelor's in a related field with more than five years of experience. In the absence of a formal degree, considerable equivalent work experience is required. Successful candidates will have demonstrated the technical skill, motivation, independence, and creativity necessary to complete difficult tasks.

Both Levels:

  • Experience with an integrated library system, as well as experience supporting other library specific software is strongly desired.
  • Other preferred experience includes Drupal, and knowledge of metadata standards such as MARC and Dublin Core.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills are required.

To Apply
http://www.whoi.edu/jobs/

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Middle School Librarian, Westminter Schools, Atlanta, GA

The Westminster Schools announces a search for a Middle School Librarian for the 2016-17 academic year.   Anticipated start date is August 2, 2016.

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

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

Essential Requirements, Duties and Responsibilities:

The George Woodruff Library, a one-story facility of 6000 square feet, serves a population of 565 students and 80+ faculty.  The library has a collection of approximately 13,000 volumes and a staff of two professional librarians along with an assistant. The Librarian reports to the Head of the Middle School and is supervised by the Director of Libraries. He or she works closely with the Middle School Head Librarian and the Library Assistant to ensure that the Middle School library program aligns with the mission and vision of the school as an integral component for learning and instruction.  The candidate must be highly organized and able to work effectively with students, teachers, and parent volunteers in the midst of a vibrant, inviting, and changing library environment.

Responsibilities include working closely with teachers to plan and teach research skills classes to grades 6-8, assisting with creation of digital research guides, assisting with management of digital collection, cataloging, directing the parent volunteer program, overseeing circulation records, assisting teachers and students, supervising student behavior and creating a library environment conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity level and interests of students.

In addition to a Master's Degree in the field of Library/Information Science, the Librarian should have experience teaching in a middle school classroom; an outgoing, energetic personality; and a belief that learning is a lifelong pursuit. Candidates should have strong communication and technology skills, strong organizational and interpersonal skills, and a sense of humor.

Additionally, successful candidates should demonstrate:

  • a love of working with Middle School students
  • an affinity for collaborative curriculum development
  • an engaging teaching style
  • the ability to build partnerships with parents and colleagues
  • the ability to create and promote an inclusive learning environment

Duties include participating in a professional learning community (PLC) and serving as an advisor to students in our Advisement program. Candidates should be able to contribute to the larger school community through coaching or sponsoring other extracurricular programs. This full-time position carries full benefits.

Apply here: https://westminsteratl.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=163

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Circulation Associate, D'Amour Library, Western New England University, Springfield, MA

Western New England University has an opening for a full-time Circulation Associate in D'Amour Library. Responsible for oversight of day-to-day operations and managing circulation functions including: the hiring, training, scheduling, and supervision of student library employees; circulation and course reserve operations; maintaining student payroll records; and assisting patrons in person and via telephone or email. As part of the circulation team, the Circulation Associate is responsible for enforcing library policies and for supervising the opening of the library. Seeking a highly responsible individual with excellent communication and customer service skills. High school diploma, previous supervisory/managerial experience, and proficiency with Microsoft Office required; college degree, previous library experience and/or previous experience working at a college or university preferred.  Hours are M-F, 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM. Hours may vary due to staffing needs or the University's schedule.

Excellent fringe benefits including tuition remission for employee, spouse, and dependent children.

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

Send cover letter, resume, and the names of three references with contact information to: Donna Martin, Employment Associate, Western New England University, 1215 Wilbraham Road, Springfield, MA 01119. Electronic submissions are encouraged and may be sent to hr@wne.edu.

Western New England University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We welcome candidates whose background may contribute to the further diversification of our community.

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Librarian, Somerville Public Library, Somerville, MA

DUTIES:

Reports to the Head of the Reference Department. Works directly with the public. Assists patrons in using library resources of all kinds. Explains the use of reference resources to help patrons to locate information and materials. Aids in the selection of resources for the reference and general collections.

Works on indexing files, readers' lists, displays, interlibrary loans, patron requests, grants. Performs public service tasks in other Departments as assigned, including Circulation. Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • MLS from an ALA Accredited Library School and two year of professional experience in Reference work.
  • Ability to deal with the public effectively and pleasantly.
  • Experience with Automated Library Systems and Internet preferable.

Salary: $45,796.92 per year; paid weekly at $880.71; plus benefits.
Hours: 35 Hours per week including one night per week and one Saturday every 3 - 4 weeks.

Send resume along with a cover letter by Thursday, July 14, 2016, to:

City Hall Personnel Office
93 Highland Avenue
Somerville MA 02143

Fax: 617-666- 4426
TTY: 1-866- 808-4851

Email: employment_opportunities@somervillema.gov

City of Somerville residents are especially encouraged to apply.

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Instructional Design Librarian, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN

The Hesburgh Libraries at the University of Notre Dame seek a dynamic, innovative and forward thinking instructional designer to move our teaching activities to the next level. Reporting to the Program Director of the Teaching, Research &amp; User Services program, the Instructional Design Librarian will collaboratively develop in-person and online educational learning and engagement opportunities to enhance student research and critical thinking skills.

The preferred candidate will blend the skills of a librarian and an instructional designer to integrate meaningful learning activities and general and course-specific library instruction materials that support information literacy skills. The Instructional Design Librarian will work with subject and other librarians to incorporate learning theory and instructional technologies to plan and develop tools, services, and experiences to support student information literacy and critical thinking skills. The person in this position will actively participate in the libraries' reference, instruction, and undergraduate and graduate academic outreach programs.

  • Identifies, implements, and maintains instructional technologies to help deliver sustainable and scalable online instruction.
  • Applies instructional design principles to create online learning objects in support of student information literacy and critical thinking skills.
  • Works with stakeholders to design assessments for teaching and learning activities.
  • Helps to keep library employees abreast of new developments in instructional design, instructional technologies, library instruction, and instruction assessment.
  • Organizes opportunities (workshops, discussions) designed to foster the teaching skills of
  • Performs outreach to a variety of campus departments and centers in order to incorporate library-learning activities into coursework and other student activities.
  • May teach or help to teach a credit-bearing library course online or in person.
  • Actively cultivates new and maintains existing partnerships with appropriate academic and student services departments on campus.
  • As part of the Teaching, Research &amp; User Services Program, collaborates with colleagues to provide excellent reference, research, and student learning and engagement activities.
  • Participates in the Libraries' undergraduate instruction program.
  • Acts as a library liaison to a campus residence hall.
  • Creates and updates Library subject and course guides as needed.
  • Accepts other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent advanced degree is required.
  • Academic background, coursework, or experience with instructional design concepts.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively teach information literacy skills in a classroom
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively use teaching/learning technologies, including learning
  • Experience with technologies and production tools that deliver e-learning content.
  • The ability to work independently and with teams to accomplish goals.
  • A strong desire to work in a diverse academic setting.
  • Exceptional communication, presentation, and teaching skills.
  • Exceptional organizational skills, and the ability to set and keep deadlines.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • An advanced degree and/or certification in Instructional Design, Instructional Technologies, or Educational Technologies.
  • Two or more years of experience working in an academic library setting.
  • Experience coordinating library instruction activities.
  • Experience teaching credit-bearing classes on information literacy skills.
  • Experience with project management, and the ability to handle multiple projects
  • Experience in collaborating with University Centers for Teaching & Learning.

As a member of the library faculty, the Instructional Design Librarian participates in faculty and professional activities in the Hesburgh Libraries, within the University, and in library- and other appropriate professional organizations. Each library faculty member engages in professional development including scholarship in librarianship, information science, or other relevant fields, engages in service to the profession with a commitment to continuing growth and development, helps to shape future library services by participating in library-wide planning teams, through collaboration throughout the Libraries, and leads or participates in development projects.

Appointment salary and rank are competitive, commensurate with experience and qualifications. Librarians are non-tenure track members of the Library Faculty. The University offers an excellent benefits and annual vacation package.

For more information about the University of Notre Dame, please visit the University of Notre Dame homepage at http://nd.edu/. The Hesburgh Libraries (http://library.nd.edu) hold about 3.5 million volumes and provide access to more than 23,000 serials. The Libraries have 124 staff and 50 librarians. The Libraries are a member of the Academic Libraries of Indiana (ALI), ARL, NERL and other consortia. The University of Notre Dame is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer strongly committed to diversity. We value qualified candidates who can bring a variety of backgrounds to our community.

Further details & application instructions:

This position posting and application instructions can be found on the Interfolio website: apply.interfolio.com/35687

This position posting and additional information about Hesburgh Libraries can be found on the Libraries' website: http://www.library.nd.edu/about/employment/

Review of applications will begin on July 11, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

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Branch Supervisor, Springfield City Library, East Springfield, MA

If you can embrace the attitude that "It's All Yours, Just Ask," please apply for this leadership position at our forward-looking library. We seek candidates who see the library as a place to help strengthen our city through strong connections and constructive dialogue.

We are here to help community members find what they need, no matter who they are, where they come from, or what they're looking for, because the Springfield City Library is their place of connection to information and knowledge, culture, and community.

The person selected for this position will have the following responsibilities:

Responsible for assisting the Branch Manager in the everyday functioning of the East Springfield Branch Library. This includes personnel, public interaction, programming, facility management and administrative duties. Work is performed with latitude in the exercise of independent initiative and judgment in accordance with accepted professional practices and within the policies and directives by the Branch Manager. Supervision is exercised, directly or through subordinates, over all Branch library employees.

Requirements:

Bachelor's degree plus completion of a Master's of Library Science from an American Library Association-accredited institution.

A minimum of three years of supervisory experience that demonstrates knowledge of personnel administration and public services, including reference, programming, public instruction, library collections, service delivery technology, and service evaluation.

Proven record of meaningful community engagement. Strong staff mentoring and coaching skills. Experience in creating lively programs for adults, teens, and/or children. Bilingual abilities desirable (English and Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese or other).

Further details are available on the City of Springfield's website: http://bit.ly/ESSUP2

Apply by Tuesday, June 21

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Online Researcher/Writer, Wonder, Telecommuting

Wonder (askwonder.com) is a personal research assistant, helping people save time by getting detailed answers and resources delivered to their inboxes by a trusted network of researchers.

We are looking for freelance researchers to join Wonder's research network. You'll work from home, getting paid to do research while learning about new topics and sharpening your business skills. You can set your own schedule, get paid for each research request that you complete and top researchers can earn up to $20-$30 per hour. You have full control over which research requests you want to work on.

Our clients typically ask questions about business, technology, product recommendations and more. Here are some examples:
--What are the economics of Valentine's Day?
--Why would AOL or Verizon be interested in a strategic investment in the start-up Rollout.io?
--What are 5 new trends in online food ordering?
--What's the market landscape for teacher training in Egypt?

PERKS
--Earn money working from anywhere
--Sharpen your analytical skills and build up your resume
--Research in your free time and as often as you'd like
--Network with peers in a global community of independent researchers
--Learn about new industries and access a growing database of original research

You can learn more about the role and apply at
https://askwonder.com/rr/slsjb-researcher

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Youth Services Librarian, Newbury Town Library, Byfield, MA

The Newbury Town Library is looking for a dynamic, creative and energetic individual to meet the needs of a geographically diverse community.  Under the supervision of the Library Director, the Youth Services Librarian is responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating all children's and young adult services.

The successful candidate will bring the ability to create a positive environment for enjoyable and productive library experiences to the children, parents and caregivers.  The ideal candidate will be a strongly collaborative, flexible, team player.  The Youth Services Librarian is responsible for ordering pertinent materials in a variety of formats, maintaining a relevant collection and creating programming for all ages and areas of the community.  Strong customer service skills and knowledge of children's and young adult literature, as well as internet and technology literacy is required.

Experience working with children and/or teens in a public or school library setting.

MLS preferred from an ALA accredited library school with coursework in children's services, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Salary:
$19.77 per hour- 28 and 32 hours per week.  Includes evenings and 2 Saturdays per month. Benefits included.

To Apply:
Interested candidates may email a cover letter, resume and names of three references to jackerly@mvlc.org or mail to
Jean Ackerly, Director, Newbury Town Library, 0 Lunt Street, Byfield, MA 01922

Position is available immediately.  Closing date is June 30th

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Research Librarian, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University seeks a Research Librarian to provide research services to Daytona Beach and Worldwide patrons and to perform auxiliary support functions necessary to meet the teaching, learning and research needs of our students, faculty, and staff.  No aviation background required.  

Research Services

  • Provide research services at the Daytona Beach Research Desk and the Virtual Research Desk for Worldwide and Daytona Beach.  Services include conducting research interviews, evaluating research requests, recommending research strategies, analyzing citations, directing patrons to sources, and providing individualized instruction.  Develop expertise in the use of the Hunt Library's resources: website, databases, curriculum-related sources and web resources. 
  • Participate in the development of training materials for new research and adjunct research librarians by maintaining currency within assigned training sections, providing instruction in research procedures and in the effective use of selected research resources, and evaluating the research trainee and training process. 
  • Participate in the collection management program by evaluating student/faculty queries, reviewing assigned sections of the reference collection, and selecting materials from library and curriculum-specific resources as they relate to the collection, curriculum and mission of the library. 

Web Content

  • Evaluate the search functions and content of assigned database/web sources. 
  • Develop and maintain content for online user aids such as Research Guides, Database Helps using established standards and formatting.
  • Serve on an intra-departmental team as appropriate (Collection Management; Scholarly Commons).

Teaching

  • Plan, develop and implement (teach) User Education instruction.
  • Participate in the analysis and development of instructional content, instructional aids and all teaching venues.
  • Serve as a course monitor for specific units of instruction. Evaluate course requirements for library user education classes and develop course content.
Qualifications

Required Qualifications: 

  • ALA-accredited master's degree in library science or information studies
  • experience in providing research/reference services
  • strong experience in using/demonstrating print and electronic resources
  • ability to work and learn independently
  • aptitude to keep abreast of new technologies
  • strong communication (written, oral) and interpersonal skills
  • ability to work with a diverse population of students, staff, and faculty
  • high level of proficiency with electronic library products, end-user internet applications, and Microsoft Office

Preferred Qualifications:  

  • experience with teaching and course/workshop development 
  • front-line customer service skills 
  • ability to contribute to collaborative projects
  • ability to work in a rapidly changing technological environment

Apply Online: https://embryriddle.taleo.net/careersection/002/jobdetail.ftl?job=160228

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Special Collections Conservator, Harvard Library Weissman Preservation Center, Cambridge, MA

SUMMARY   

The Special Collections Conservator performs advanced to complex treatments on bound or unbound printed works or manuscripts on paper or vellum from special collections held in Harvard libraries. The conservator reports to the Helen H. Glaser Conservator (Senior Paper Conservator) in Weissman Preservation Center but works closely with the Senior Book Conservator, as projects require.  


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES   

  • Examines, and develops treatment specifications for, and treats: bound or unbound printed works or manuscripts on paper or vellum. Prepares condition and treatment reports including photo documentation. May test/identify pigments and fibers or perform other types of analysis.  
  • Conducts condition surveys and collection assessments, analyzes results, and develops action plans to prioritize, treat, and specify protective enclosures for materials.  
  • Consults with curators, conducts correspondence, and attends meetings representing the Weissman Preservation Center.  
  • Packs and transports collection items between the libraries and the Weissman Preservation Center.  
  • On a project basis, may oversee treatment performed by other conservators, technicians, interns, Fellows, or student assistants.  
  • Serves on Library Collections Emergency Team.  
  • Serves on the Preservation Liaison team.  
  • Contributes to the maintenance of vendor files, inventories of conservation supplies and equipment, and the selection of materials for the WeissmanPreservation Center resource library.  
  • Contributes to the overall goals of the department as appropriate.  
Please note: there is a strong internal candidate for this position
 
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
  • Graduate degree in conservation with specialization in book and paper conservation, or equivalent training;  
  • Minimum two years of conservation experience
  • A minimum of one year of experience in a recognized conservation facility.
  • Working knowledge of history of bookbinding and printing and accompanying structures and materials.  
  • Working knowledge of chemistry and materials science. 

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Demonstrated excellence performing a broad range of advanced to complex conservation treatments; strong preference for experience with parchment and with pigment consolidation.
  • Ability to prepare and write clear and accurate reports and treatment documentation. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including public speaking. 
  • Ability to initiate and adapt to change, to analyze and solve problems, and to be flexible and work collaboratively.  
  • Strong organizational skills, including the ability to establish priorities and achieve goals.   
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software. 

http://hr.harvard.edu/jobs/

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Archivist, Bedford, MA

A family in Bedford, MA is looking  for a person to work with a small archive  of belongings of Robert E. Hoeflich who served in the US Army, 103rd Engineers, Company B, from December 1, 1917 to May 16, 1919.  From May 19, 1918 to April 30, 1919 he was in France where he delivered food to the troops on the front line every night.

The archive consists of about 30 letters sent to his brother and sister, about twenty postcards, a small, fragile, journal as well as some official documents.

The letters, post cards and journal need to be transcribed and scanned.  The owner wants paper copies of the documents, as well as electronic copies in PDF format and a Finding Aid.  The owner wishes to have a box made to hold the journal.  Materials will be provided.

The work will be done at the Bedford, MA Public Library.  Pay will be $13. / hour.  Please submit a brief resume which includes relevant academic and work experience and the names of two references to:

Cynthia S. D. Schweppe
373 School St.
Carlisle, MA, 01741
cynthiaschweppe@comcast.net

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Library Clerk, Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge, MA

QUALIFICATIONS:           

High school diploma or high school equivalency required.  A bachelor's degree or coursework beyond high school is desirable. Previous library experience is strongly preferred. ILS experience is also preferred.

  • Working knowledge of basic public library concepts and resources
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Ability and willingness to work with a diverse population
  • Ability to handle the unexpected and stay calm and professional under pressure
  • Ability and willingness to be a strong team player
  • Ability to interact effectively with the library's computers and automated system
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions accurately and thoroughly
  • Flexibility to fill in during scheduling emergencies and vacation periods, in addition to working a regular part-time  schedule
  • Ability to recognize situations that require referral to the professional librarian
  • Tact   Patience   Maturity  Empathy

Physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment including office equipment such as computers, scanners, copiers, facsimile machines, AV equipment, and mobile devices; Ability to sit and use computer workstation, including keyboard and visual display terminal, for extended periods of time; Ability to stand for extended periods of time; Strength to push or pull a loaded book cart which can weigh in excess of 100 pounds on level floor and up ramp, to lift or maneuver onto cart loads of up to 50 pounds, and to carry cartons of books or computers and computer equipment; Must be able to pay close attention to details and concentrate on work; Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable, functional, structural,  or compositional characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data or things; Time management; ability to set priorities in order to meet assignment deadlines; Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities, which permits the employee to communicate effectively; Sufficient vision or other powers of observation, which permits the employee to read books and patron requests, as well as to see what patrons are doing when they are at some distance from the workstation; Sufficient manual dexterity, which permits the employee to type and enter data; Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes,  which permits the employee to re-shelve library materials and work at public service desks. 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to person essential functions.

  • Works in assigned areas, including office areas, training rooms, various library locations, as necessary
  • Normal office exposure to noise, stress, and interruptions
  • Attends and participates in continuing educational programs designed to keep abreast of changes in profession

DUTIES:

  • Performs functions related to circulation such as checkouts, check-ins, inquiries, reserves, renewals, fine assessment and collection, over-dues and patron registration
  • Delivers exceptional and engaging customer service to the public
  • Assists borrowers in locating books and materials, referring them if necessary to a professional librarian
  • Processes deliveries - moving and unloading bins and checking-in items
  • Maintains orderliness and neatness; merchandizes and shelves materials and reads shelves as necessary
  • Any other duties required by the Manager for the good of the department and the library system

SALARY:                    $ 18.00 per hour to $21.44 per hour in five steps

DEADLINE:               June 23, 2016

APPLY TO: Please send 2 copies each of cover letter & resume

City of Cambridge
Personnel Department, Room 309
795 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Fax: 617-349-4312

employment@cambridgema.gov

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Call for Proposals, New England Archivists Fall 2016, "Bridging the Gaps"

NEA Fall 2016 Meeting
Bridging the Gaps
Friday, October 14, 2016 | 1:00-5:00 pm
Yiddish Book Center, Amherst, MA

New England Archivists invites submissions of short presentation proposals for the concluding portion of the Fall Meeting to be held October 14, 2016, at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. It will be a wonderful opportunity to broaden the discussion of this meeting's theme, Bridging the Gaps. Special consideration will be given to students and first-time presenters. The deadline for proposals is July 30, 2016.

During Bridging the Gaps, we will explore inspiring examples of how archivists, associated professionals, and records stakeholders are working to bridge gaps in collection development and accessibility of materials.

The Fall 2016 Program Committee is especially interested in proposals about the following:
  •  Improving the accessibility of collections
  •  Adapting and expanding language to better connect with our audiences
  •  Building diverse collections that reach new users
  •  Connecting with and serving under-documented communities
  •  Fostering relationships between archivists and stakeholders, including records creators and users, outside of traditional repositories

Four proposals will be selected. Presentations will be followed by a moderated discussion among presenters, earlier panelists, and attendees. Presentations must be no longer than 7 minutes and must be in one of the following formats:
  • Lightning talk - a concise presentation that may or may not include a simple visual element, such as a PowerPoint presentation with three to five slides.
  • PechaKucha - a presentation during which a 20-slide PowerPoint presentation advances automatically at the rate of 20 seconds per slide.
  • TED talk - a short verbal presentation that may or may not include a visual element.
Submissions should include the following elements:
    1. working title of your presentation;
    2. brief description of the topic;
    3. name and contact information of the participant(s); and
    4. presentation format.

Please submit your proposals by July 30, 2016, to program chairs Annalisa Moretti and Blake Spitz with the subject line NEA Fall 2016 Meeting Presentation Proposal (annalisacmoretti@gmail.com and bspitz@library.umass.edu). If your proposal is selected, you will be contacted by a member of the Program Committee.

Please note: Upon acceptance, all presenters are required to register for the conference at the early-bird rate and fund their travel expenses.

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Library Media Specialist, Oliver Ellsworth Elementary School, Windsor, CT

Duties/ Description:
There is one full-time library media specialist in this facility. Building is 1:1 with Chromebooks in Grade 2 and nearly 1:1 with Samsung tablets and iPads in Grades K-1. Google Apps for Education School District. Fixed schedule for classes that visit the library. Library materials/databases budget. Circulation software: Destiny. Student Population: approximately 400.  

Qualifications: 
Requirement: Must possess or be eligible for CT certification (062)
Preferred qualifications: 
Instructing students in information and technology literacy, providing leadership in the integration of technology with instruction, collaborating with classroom teachers in planning, implementing, and assessing instruction, evaluating and selecting resources in a variety of formats. 

Salary: Per Teachers' Contract 
Available: August 25, 2016 
Closing Date: Open until filled 

Apply: www.windsorct.org
https://www.applitrack.com/windsor/onlineapp/jobpostings/view.asp?all=1&AppliTrackPostingSearch=title%3Alibrary%20&AppliTrackZipRadius=5&AppliTrackLayoutMode=detail

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Library Intern, Boston Arts Academy Library, Boston, MA

An internship at Boston Arts Academy would entail:

  • Circulation;
  • Reader's advisory;
  • Shelving, processing, & otherwise organizing books;
  • Assisting students with research, etc; 
  • Book displays; 
  • Updating the library website, social media, and pathfinders;  
  • Occasional updates of library signage; 
  • Occasional light cleaning, mostly dusting;
  • Occasional proofreading of student papers;
  • Possibility of starting to digitize the BAA Archives. 

 You may also have the opportunity to tutor students in academic subjects.

 Qualifications:

  • School Library Teacher program preferred, but not required;
  • Some experience in the arts preferred (high school band/theater/etc counts); 
  • Desire/ability to work with teens; 
  • Passion for reading/talking about books, preferably young adult fiction and graphic novels; 
  • Ability to troubleshoot Microsoft Word, Google Drive, & copy machines; 
  • Ability to work as part of a team; 
  • Flexible-minded people preferred (this is a high school, things rarely go as planned).

Must be able to pass a criminal background check before starting. 

Pay: $12/hr, 6-12 hours per week

Start date: mid to late September

Please email your resume and letter of interest to:

Allegra D'Ambruoso, adambruoso@bostonartsacademy.org

Boston Arts Academy (BAA) is Boston's only public high school for the arts, serving 440 students from predominantly low-income families. BAA was founded in 1998 based on the conviction that academics and the arts are equally important to students' development and achievement. The school's mission is to prepare a diverse community of aspiring artist-scholars to be successful in their college or professional careers and to be engaged members of their communities. The arts are integrated throughout the curriculum, motivating students to succeed in high school and pursue higher education. We believe that formal study of the arts should not be denied to students who struggle academically. As a result, BAA is one of the only arts high schools in the country that is academic-blind, admitting students solely on the basis of artistic potential. Each year, over 94% of our graduates are accepted to college, and most are the first in their families to achieve this goal.

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Special Collections Librarian, Williams College, Williamstown, MA

The recently constructed Sawyer Library at Williams College offers an outstanding opportunity for a committed, energetic Special Collections Librarian to support teaching and research through reference, instruction, outreach, and collection management. This is a full-time, year-round, regular appointment. Reporting to the Head of Special Collections, the successful applicant will have the opportunity to engage in all aspects of special collections librarianship as a member of a dynamic staff.

The newly formed Special Collections Department combines the College Archives and the Chapin Library. Founded in 1923, the Chapin Library is Williams' principal collection of rare books and manuscripts with distinguished holdings in early printed books. This includes Americana, English, Continental, Classical, American literature, Bibles, liturgical works, modern fine printing, and the history of Science and Technology. This library also holds early and modern manuscripts, original art, and other special materials.

Williams College Archives & Special Collections houses the College's records of permanent administrative, legal, fiscal, and historical value and serves as a repository for historical materials relating to the College, its founders, faculty, students, administrators, staff, and alumni.

Responsibilities:

  • Assists users at the Special Collections reference desk, handles phone and email queries
  • Ensures positive patron interactions by maintaining strong knowledge of Williams collections
  • Leads instruction sessions on research with special collections, independently and in collaboration with faculty
  • Provides original cataloging/creates metadata for materials in all formats and subject areas
  • Researches, prepares, and installs exhibits featuring special collections material
  • Oversees accessioning of newly acquired special collections material

Qualifications:

  • Master's degree from an American Library Association accredited library school (In selected instances, a post-graduate degree in museum studies or a related discipline in the humanities or social sciences may be substituted)
  • Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Experience working collegially and cooperatively within and across organizations
  • Working knowledge of at least one classical or modern European language
  • Formal coursework or training in rare books, archives, analytical bibliography, and/or special collections librarianship is preferred
  • Candidates new to the profession are welcome to apply with at least one year of relevant experience preferred

Preferred skills and abilities

  • Demonstrated knowledge of cataloging practices and current rules, especially RDA and DCRM(B)
  • Experience with DACS, EAD and Dublin Core
  • Experience with conservation practices for special collections
  • Experience creating or maintaining digital collections
  • Demonstrated interest in the wide variety of disciplines taught at a liberal arts college

Review of applications will begin July 11 and continue until filled. Job Group 2-E.

Employment at Williams is contingent on the verification of background information submitted by the applicant, including the completion of a criminal record check, and education when applicable.

 To apply for this position, please visit staff-careers.williams.edu. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via phone at (413) 597-4247 or email at hr@williams.edu.

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Teen Services Librarian, Nashua Public Library, Nashua, NH

PRIMARY DUTIES

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

MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

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

HOURS WORKED:       40 hrs/wk, includes evenings & weekends

AFFILIATION:              AFT LOCAL #4831

STARTING SALARY:   Starting annual salary not to exceed not to exceed $44,000, Grade 8

Submit application at: http://applitrack.com/nashua/onlineapp/

APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL POSITION IS FILLED

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Archivist & Records Manager, Wheaton College, Norton, MA

Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Library and Information Services, the Archivist and Records Manager has primary responsibility for the Records and Information Management (RIM) program of Wheaton College and for managing the daily operation of the College Archives. The Archivist and Records Manager works with administrative departments to create records schedules and assists administrators with effective management of college records in all formats. 

Job Requirements
  • ALA-accredited MLS with archival or records management certification, OR the equivalent in work experience or education, required
  • Minimum three years professional employment experience in an academic institution or in records management required.
  • Proficiency with desktop technology tools, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, etc.
  • Supervisory experience strongly preferred
  • Experience with computer applications as they relate to archives strongly preferred 
Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/4cpwks29jc

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Collections Initiatives Librarian, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, TN

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Library seeks an innovative and dynamic professional for the position of Collections Initiatives Librarian in the Library's Collection Services Department. Reporting to the Head of Collection Services, the Collections Initiatives Librarian will assist with day to day operations across the department, take the lead in our new scholarly communication initiatives, and manage departmental projects as needed. 
 
Full announcement and position description available here:
 
Review of applications begins on June 24, 2016 and continues until position is filled.

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Library Director, Richard Sugden Library, Spencer, MA

The Director of the Richard Sugden Library is a professional position, responsible for management of all aspects of library services in conformity with policies established by the Library Board of Trustees, the regulations of the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, the bylaws of the Town of Spencer, and the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Director is responsible for planning, organizing, staffing, coordinating, reporting, and budgeting of all library services.

The Director serves under the general supervision of the publicly elected Board of Trustees, who develop library policy with the professional advice of the Director. The Director performs regular duties independently, referring to the Board on policy matters. The position of Director is a salaried position under contract per M.G.L. 78:34.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The essential duties of listed below are illustrations of the type of work performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

  1. Plans and initiates library service programs by assessing community needs, collecting and analyzing community and library data, formulating goals, initiating programs in anticipation of or in response to community needs, and evaluating developments in the library field as they are applicable to local needs. Formulates policies governing the library and recommends them to the Library Board for approval.
  2. Assesses trends in library service and makes appropriate recommendations to Trustees for changes and/or additions to the library services offered.
  3. Manages and coordinates library staff of full-time and part-time, professional, paraprofessional, clerical, and maintenance staff. Directly supervises and annually evaluates staff. Provides leadership in establishing effective working relationships and communication, ensuring high quality public services, and encouraging creativity and initiative. Implements personnel policies and town wage and classification bylaws. Recruits, interviews, and recommends to the Board qualified candidates for library positions.
  4. Evaluates, selects, and orders library materials for adults and young adults, including print and non- print materials or delegates and oversees such processes. Researches extensive review material and professional publications. Maintains contact with publishers' representatives. Supervises cataloging of library collections according to national and local standards. Evaluates collection for weeding and discard of materials. Implements periodic inventory of library collections to determine condition, currency, and use of materials. Selects materials in accordance with the Richard Sugden Library materials selection policy and ALA Bill of Rights. Supervises maintenance of library collection records and online public computer catalog.
  5. Administers library budget and accounting system, including municipal appropriation, trust funds, state and federal funds, and gifts and donations. Prepares annual budget request for presentation to the Trustees and the Town Administrator. Serves as library's Chief Procurement Officer. Determines expenditures to stay within appropriation level. Coordinates cooperative purchasing with other municipal departments and state library system. Actively initiates pursuit of supplemental sources of funding, preparing grant proposals to state agencies, foundations, and other organizations, to fund new or supplemental service needs. Coordinates with Friends of the Library and other community service and fundraising organizations and activities. Administers grant funds according to specified guidelines.
  6. Manages library public relations, to promote the library and its services, including issuing publicity releases to local media outlets and web sites for specific and general library programs and services. Addresses community groups and civic organizations.
  7. Coordinates and analyzes library operations, summarizes developments, issues monthly reports on library services and activities to Library Board. Attends Board meetings and acts as liaison between Library Board and staff. Represents the library at meetings of official town boards and committees, local community service boards and organizations, regional and state library agencies, and professional organizations.
  8. Evaluates, implements, and maintains library automation system and various software and hardware associated with technology. Upgrades components as needed. Supervises maintenance and content of library website and other social media. Evaluates and introduces new technology as appropriate. Arranges for or conducts library staff training.
  9. Manages library building to ensure proper maintenance and utilization of library facilities. Analyzes building needs to recommend improvements to Board of Trustees. Ensures safe and efficient conditions for staff and public of all ages within the building and grounds. Plans on-going actions to improve accessibility to library building, materials, and services. Responds to building emergencies and takes appropriate action. Ensures servicing of library equipment (from computers to heating and cooling systems) to maintain proper working order. Contacts and supervises contractors. Recommends vendors to the Board.
  10. Plans, directs, and supervises development and preservation of the town library local history archives collection, in cooperation with the local historical society and Historical Commission. Acts in collaboration with Spencer Historical Society to maintain and provide access to the Spencer Historical Museum.
  11. Directs staff in maintenance of library borrower records, in order to protect confidentiality of records of patron use of library materials, in accordance with local, national, and library policies and procedures.
  12. Issues monthly activity and budget reports to the Board of Trustees, Annual Report to Town, and Annual Financial Report and ARIS statistics to Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners for application for state aid incentive grants.
  13. Directs staff and assists library patrons in the use of the library by advising individual readers with respect to selection of books and use of the online computer catalog. Researches and provides authoritative answers to reference questions. Supervises and participates in desk routines. Supervises use of library equipment by patrons. Directs computer curriculum and training courses for the staff and public.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  1. Thorough knowledge of professional library principles, methods, practices, and materials.
  2. Knowledge of local, regional, state, and federal library regulations.
  3. Ability to develop knowledge of community library needs and interests.
  4. Considerable knowledge of methods of library administration and management, including personnel, planning and budget control.
  5. Considerable knowledge of up-to-date computer equipment, maintenance and repair techniques, operating systems, programs, and networks.
  6. Knowledge of supervisory techniques and practices.
  7. Ability to direct the work of professional, paraprofessional, clerical, maintenance, and volunteer personnel.
  8. Effective skills in oral and written communication for contact with public and staff.
  9. Adaptability, initiative, tact, courtesy, and good judgment.

RECOMMENDED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Master's Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited graduate library school and professional Certificate of Librarianship from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners per M.G.L. 78:22.

A minimum of six (6) or more years of progressively responsible public library experience, including three(3) or more years of budgetary and personnel management experience.

Physical Demands:
Walking and standing from extended periods of time and carrying a reasonable selection of materials between places where they are stored and places where they are used within the library. The employee must occasionally lift and or move up to twenty pounds. Requires heavy lifting or arranging for lifting of cartons of books and supplies, and moving and assembly of furniture and equipment.

Work Environment:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places. The noise level is usually quiet to medium.

To apply:
Submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Lynn Dobson lynndobson@charter.net or Lynn Dobson, Trustee Chair, Richard Sugden Library, 8 Pleasant Street, Spencer, MA, 01562. Cover letters and resumes received by July 15, 2016, will receive priority consideration.

Salary range $51k-$63K.

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Part-Time Technical Services Librarian, Sargent Memorial Library, Boxborough, MA

Duties/Description:
Performs technical Services duties involving cataloging of print and non-print materials, including data entry in the Evergreen ILS and associated physical processing of library materials. Performs the work related to de-accessioning, weeding and disposal of materials identified by library staff for removal from collection. Routinely assists at circulation desk when extra coverage is needed. Schedules and trains library volunteers.

20-23 hours per week including evenings and a regular
Saturday 9:30-3:30 rotation.

This part time position includes pro-rated benefits.

Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree required. MLS coursework in progress preferred. 

Knowledge of basic library cataloging principles and procedures, Dewey Decimal System, MARC record format and computerized data entry. 1 year cataloging experience in an automated library system in a public library setting, Evergreen ILS preferred. Oversees accurate coordination of incoming shipments, packing lists, and invoices; distributes invoices to Library Director for administration of payment

Ability to initiate, organize, and self-direct work responsibilities under minimum supervision. Ability to collaborate and create positive working relationships in a team environment, including limited supervision of volunteers. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

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

Salary: $20.34 to $24.78 in 9 steps

Open until filled

Please send/email cover letter and resume to:
Maureen Strapko, Director
Sargent Memorial Library
427 Mass Ave
Boxborough, MA 01719
mstrapko@cwmars.org

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County Librarian, Alameda County, CA

Please view the Alameda County Librarian brochure for complete information.

Alameda County, an award-winning innovator, seeks its next County Librarian. The Alameda County Library provides innovative and creative library services to 564,695 County residents through ten branch libraries and outreach programs focused on youth, incarcerated individuals and populations with diverse literacy needs. The County is proud of the Library's commitment to 21st century technology, to reaching all its residents and to its partner cities and unincorporated areas. Recent accomplishments include "Tech It Out" programs providing training and access to technology solutions, "Hack the Future" events to develop creativity and innovation in young leaders, promotion of STEM education, and many programs supporting the diverse arts and culture of the region. Established in 1910, Alameda County Library is governed by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors. The Alameda County Library Advisory Commission advises the County Librarian and the Board of Supervisors on library services, as do other local library advisory commissions. The Library is funded by property taxes supplemented by state grants and city contracts for additional operating hours and services. The Alameda County Library Foundation and active auxiliary groups support vital library programs and services. For more information on the Library and Alameda County, visit Alameda Links.

The ideal candidate for County Librarian will maintain and promote the highest standards of integrity and ethics with a strong customer service focus and philosophy. In addition to being fiscally responsible and having the commitment to talent management and diversity in a union environment, the successful candidate will be a strategic thinker and skilled planner, politically astute, proactive and supportive of change in an entrepreneurial environment, and an effective communicator and collaborator. The County Librarian is an at-will Department Head appointed by the Board of Supervisors who reports through and receives overall policy guidance from the County Administrator. As the Department Head, the County Librarian oversees a Department with 223 full time equivalent employees and an annual operating budget of $ 33.5 million. Challenges and opportunities for the County Librarian include: finalizing and implementing the Master Facilities Plan, succession planning through developing and mentoring senior staff, designing and implementing a branding and marketing campaign, developing and articulating a progressive vision, and working closely with the County Board of Supervisors and county constituents.

Minimum qualifications. The equivalent of one year full-time experience in the class of Deputy County Librarian in the Alameda County classified service; or possession of a Master's degree in library and information science; and the equivalent of five years full-time increasingly responsible professional library experience that includes at least two years in an administrative capacity in a large public library system or as a Director of a Public Library; or a combination of training, education and experience that is equivalent to one of the patterns listed above that will provide the required knowledge and abilities. Please see County Librarian for the complete position description.

Compensation. The annual salary range is $135,928.00 to $190,299.20 with placement based upon the selected candidate's experience and salary history. In addition to a competitive salary, the County offers an excellent benefits package.

For further information, contact Bradbury Associates/Miller Associates via email or phone. To start the application process, send a cover letter and your résumé as Word or pdf attachments to Dan Bradbury on or before the closing date of July 8, 2016. 

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Head of Technical Services (part-time), Patten Free Library, Bath, ME

Head of Technical Services - Part Time

Start Date: Early August, 2016

The Patten Free Library is a regional public library located in Bath, Maine. It serves a population of over 14,000 from the City of Bath and surrounding towns.

Job Summary: The person in this position is responsible for managing all activities of the Technical Services Department including acquisitions, cataloging and classification, and processing of library materials. This person also supervises a part-time cataloger and volunteers. This is a 20 hour per week position.

Responsibilities:

  • Supervises all activities related to technical services including acquisitions, classification and cataloging, materials processing, and serials management.
  • Performs original and copy cataloging of library materials in a consortial setting.
  • Supervises, trains, schedules, and evaluates Department staff and volunteers.
  • Develops, implements, and evaluates policies and procedures for the Department.
  • Attends professional meetings, workshops, and conferences.
  • Assists and advises the Director with the composition and implementation of library policies. May serve on library and/or Board committees.
  • Participates and cooperates with other department heads and the Director in achieving the overall objectives and goals of the Library.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Performance Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics:

  • Cataloging experience, especially of archival materials.
  • Thorough knowledge of library principles, policies, and procedures, especially related to technical services.
  • Good knowledge of automated library systems and office applications.
  • Working knowledge of library acquisitions procedures.
  • Ability to understand and carry out complex oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to assign, supervise, and review the work of others.
  • Ability to perform close, detailed work involving considerable visual concentration.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills for working effectively with staff, volunteers, and patrons.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills.
  • Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position: standing, bending, lifting, and pushing and pulling book carts.

Benefits: Retirement benefits

Hourly Rate: $21.23

Minimum Qualifications: A Master's Degree in Library and/or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution. At least three years' experience working in a technical services department.

To apply, please email cover letter and resume to Lesley Dolinger, Director, at: lesley.dolinger@patten.lib.me.us

Review of applications will begin immediately.

Website: www.patten.lib.me.us

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Call for Proposals: ALISE 2017 Research Grant Program Competition

The Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) is now accepting proposals for the 2017 Research Grant Program Competition. An award of one or more grants totaling $5,000 may be made to support research broadly related to education for library and information science. The Research Grant Award cannot be used to support doctoral dissertation research.  

 Deadline for submissions is October 1, 2016. At least one applicant in a group submitting a proposal must be a personal member of ALISE as of the deadline date. Award recipients will be notified by the end of 2016 and will be honored at the 2017 ALISE Annual Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. 

 For additional information about the competition or to submit a proposal, please go to the ALISE website.  


Call for Proposals: ALISE 2017 Research Grant Program Competition

The Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) is now accepting proposals for the 2017 Research Grant Program Competition. An award of one or more grants totaling $5,000 may be made to support research broadly related to education for library and information science. The Research Grant Award cannot be used to support doctoral dissertation research.  

 Deadline for submissions is October 1, 2016. At least one applicant in a group submitting a proposal must be a personal member of ALISE as of the deadline date. Award recipients will be notified by the end of 2016 and will be honored at the 2017 ALISE Annual Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. 

 For additional information about the competition or to submit a proposal, please go to the ALISE website.  

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Library Clerk, Quincy College, Quincy, MA

Reporting to the Director of Library Services and the Dean of the Plymouth Campus, the Library Clerk is an entry level administrative staff member whose duty is to assist in managing the library's front desk. This includes: checking books in/out; renewing books; pulling books daily from the library shelves in accordance with OCLN "holding book" request reports and preparing them for transport to the borrowing libraries; supervising student employees assigned to the front desk; collecting data and preparing/running reports for statistical purposes; answering basic informational questions; troubleshooting student computer issues, etc.

Essential Functions:
  • Check books and AVs in/out; Manage all circulation functions. Troubleshoot circulation problems/issues. 
  • Develop correspondence to library users about overdue items or other circulation issues.
  • Pursue and resolve network delivery questions and issues
  • Renew book and AVs; pull books daily from the library shelves in accordance with OCLN "holding book" request reports and prepare them for transport to the borrowing libraries;
  • Collect data and prepare/run reports for statistical purposes; Provides trending reports. 
  • Answer basic informational questions; provide initial level reference assistance including instruction in the selection and use of library resources.
  • Provide troubleshooting assistance with student computer issues, etc. Oversee operation of the Library Computer Lab and general use computer equipment.; serve as point of contact with IT on problem resolution.
  • Oversee the reserve collection; manage ordering of reserve materials; track changes in required texts per semester. 
  • Process new materials short of full cataloging records.
  • Assist with initial processing of new reserve titles, tracking usage, putting faculty requested material on reserve, etc. 
  • Check in print journals received, process and shelve journal issues; investigate and negotiate journal prices. 
  • Remove outdated journal issues and de-accession them from OCLN holdings reports; claim missing or damaged journal issues.
  • Supervise student employees assigned to the front desk; Select, develop schedule, train and supervise all student employees; track hours; collect and submit timesheets. 
  • Oversee day-to-day facility functioning; assume responsibility for operation of library facility in absence of supervisor and troubleshoot problems that arise. 
  • Maintain familiarity with College programs, events, schedules, policies, procedures, regulations, and practices;
  • Develop marketing materials to promote student usage of library resources.
  • Participate in mandatory training/coursework; including but not limited to:
    • Title IX and Sexual Misconduct ◦Non-Discrimination & Sexual Harassment
    • Security Policy and Notification of Security Reporting
    • FERPA
    • Municipal Ethics Law
  • Assume other duties as assigned by the Director of Library Services or Dean of Plymouth Campus.
Supervisory Responsibilities: May oversee student employees

Work Hours: Full time - 35 hours, generally between 9am to 5pm Monday through Friday; Occasionally a temporary change in schedule may be required to provide back-up coverage at other times the library is open such as evenings or weekends. 

Requirements:
  • Educational Experience: High School diploma required or equivalent; Associate's degree preferred.
  • Excellent customer service, listening and communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and meticulous attention to details
  • Strong computer skills including a basic knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Flexibility with work place scheduling needs.
  • Library experience preferred.
Please submit the following documents online:
Resume
Cover Letter

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Part-Time Librarian, Quincy College, Quincy, MA

Reporting to the Director of Library Services, the Part-Time Librarian helps oversee the day-to-day operations of the Quincy library two to three evenings per week and Saturdays during the Fall and Spring semesters and equivalent daytime hours during Winter Intercession, spring break and summer sessions. Assignment/travel for both Quincy and Plymouth Campuses as well as other local travel may be required.
Primary duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Instruction in the use of library resources and information literacy;
  • Providing reference assistance;
  • Managing electronic resources access;
  • Opening and/or closing the Library;
  • Collection analysis, research guide development/maintenance and other projects as assigned.
In addition he/she assists with overseeing the tasks of student workers in performance of the following duties:
  • Front Desk tasks: checking books out and in, collecting any fines, providing assistance with reserve collection, processing library materials, answering informational, directional and basic computer troubleshooting questions.
  • Stack maintenance tasks including retrieving books, sorting, shelving, shelf reading, shifting books and inventory.
  • Participate in mandatory training/coursework.
  • Other administrative duties as assigned.
Supervisory Responsibilities: Oversee student workers.

Work Hours: During Fall and Spring Semesters 2-3 evenings (5 to 8pm) plus Saturdays (8:30am to 1pm). Daytime hours during winter intercession, spring break and summer sessions. Schedule may vary occasionally due to teaching assignments.

Status: Temporary, Limited Part Time (maximum 17.5 hrs. per week) 

Requirements:
Educational Criteria: Master's degree in Library Science required (Candidates currently enrolled in MLS program may be given consideration.)

Qualifications: 
  • Experience in academic libraries.
  • Experience with bibliographic instruction and teaching information literacy.
  • Excellent customer service, collaboration and team skills.
  • Qualified applicants must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodations. 
Please submit the following documents online:
Resume
Cover Letter
Names/Contact Information of three professional references

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Head Librarian, Wilbraham & Monson Academy, Wilbraham, MA

School Description:

Wilbraham & Monson Academy, situated on 300+ acres in Western Massachusetts, is an independent day and boarding school of 425 students in grades 6 - postgraduate. As one of the country's oldest boarding schools, Wilbraham & Monson Academy has been educating global citizens and world leaders since 1804.

Current Opening: Head Librarian

The ideal candidate will be an educator with a:

  • Masters Degree in Library Science
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of library experience
  • Experience with the teaching of research methodologies
  • Track record of collaboration with teachers, students and colleagues
  • An enthusiasm for working with middle and high school students

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that the library is open and staffed for 75 hours per week
  • Direct, organize, and supervise personnel and services that are centered on students' needs and the instructional goals of the school
  • Ensure library instruction and collection development support WMA curricular objectives.
  • Collection development and weeding
  • Provide Library/information literacy instruction to individuals and classes engaged in research
  • Research and MLA citation instruction
  • Translate curriculum needs into library goals and objectives
  • Communicate the philosophy and goals of the library program to the students, faculty, and community
  • Participate in the recruiting, hiring, and training of other professional, paraprofessional, clerical, student, and volunteer staff in the library department
  • Prepares financial plans for the library services department, including an annual budget.
  • Teach one elective each trimester of Upper School Research and Writing

To Apply:

Applicants interested should send a cover letter and resume to Dean of Faculty Walter Swanson at wswanson@wma.us.

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Head, Beinecke Library Digital Services Unit, 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: Under the direction of the Head of Technical Services and working in close collaboration with units across the Beinecke Library and the Yale University Library, the Head of the Digital Services Unit coordinates the Beinecke Library's digitization program. This includes, its digital projects, and its user experience initiatives to enhance access to and use of Beinecke Library and its collections, including Beinecke Digital Collections, collection web pages, and online exhibits. The Head leads the investigation, development, and implementation of metadata and digitization workflows and standards as well as user interfaces and tools that affect the user experience.

The Head supervises the work of three senior photographers and two metadata catalog assistants to coordinate metadata creation, digitization, and quality control activities. Leadership of user experience development requires collaboration across Beinecke and University Library departments. The Head participates in the Beinecke's Technical Services Management Group to develop technical services strategies, policies, and procedures for the Beinecke Library.

The Head liaises with the Yale University Library's Information Technology department and works collaboratively with Yale University Library staff. The Head may represent the Beinecke within Yale University Library and nationally and internationally in discussions and committees pertaining to user experience initiatives, metadata, and digitization at Yale and is active professionally.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:
  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent accredited degree. In selected instances, a post-graduate degree in museum studies or a related discipline in the humanities or social sciences may be substituted for a master's degree in library science.
  • A minimum of two years of professional experience.
  • Excellent supervisory and strong leadership abilities. Strong commitment to customer service with well-developed interpersonal skills and demonstrated abilities to work collegially with staff, researchers, and colleagues, especially in the context of technology initiatives that are specific to academic libraries and special collections.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to work with a wide range of digital library standards and practices, such as digitization, digital preservation, standards for media content, metadata, controlled authorities, and user experience.
  • Demonstrated project management skills, especially the ability to devise and achieve agreed-upon completion dates for projects; ability to multitask and keep priorities aligned to objectives; ability to identify and analyze problems in the context of special collections technology initiatives.
  • Excellent analytical, oral, and written communication skills, especially the Demonstrated ability to convey and explain to non-technical audiences the importance and impact of technology trends and issues relevant to the YUL's operation and mission
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current national and international metadata content and structure standards related to library and archival control of collection materials.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of library digitization standards and practices.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communications and analytical ability.
  • Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to conclusion in a timely fashion.
  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively and independently with various groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing team environment. 
Preferred Education, Skills and Experience: A minimum of five years of professional experience. Familiarity with digital photography and color management. Familiarity with intellectual property rights and Fair Use applied to libraries. Familiarity with one or more major digital content management systems appropriate for repositories.

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

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

Salary and Benefits
We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.
How to Apply
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at http://www.yale.edu/jobs. The STARS req. ID for this position is 37906BR.

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Branch Head, New Bedford Free Public Library, New Bedford, MA

FUNCTION: Plans and administers the activities of a branch library according to New Bedford Free Public Library policies and procedures.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the supervision of the Library Director and Head of Branches, Librarian III.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Exercises supervision over branch personnel, including evaluation of staff performance and identification of staff training needs.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASSIFICATION: The classification of the position of Librarian II is distinguished from Librarian I by the administrative duties performed in managing a branch or department. Typical positions in this class include Branch Librarians and Library Department Managers. Emphasis in this classification is placed on development, supervision, training and evaluation of programs.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Performs a variety of supervisory, administrative and technical duties in planning, organizing, evaluating, and directing public library services for a branch in a system of a main library, four branch libraries, and bookmobile. 
  • Manages and coordinates the implementation of strategic plans; promotes change necessary to meet the demands and interests of a multi-ethnic patronage; implements action plans to carry out designed strategies; recommends and implements policies and procedures upon approval. 
  • Oversees the ongoing operations of the branch; resolves conflicts and manages problem-solving procedures for public/patron, individual and team; evaluates information and data needed to make effective decisions; determines priorities affecting the allocation of resources, including budget, personnel, and facilities; prepares monthly reports apprising administration of activity and progress.
  • Includes direct operation of an online system (SirsiDynix) for circulation and cataloging activities; has knowledge of current and emergent technology; provides general reference services to patrons, including library instruction, reader's advisory, book talks, workshops for computer literacy, and programming to support the Library's mission statement.
  • Trains, schedules, assigns and supervises the workflow of five to seven employees for effective public service; interprets the Library's policies and procedures for staff.
  • Maintains awareness of current library trends and developments; plans branch programs and activities accordingly, selects branch materials according to the community's information, recreation and education needs within the New Bedford Free Public Library Collection Development Policy; oversees the book inventory, supplies and materials budget for the branch.
  • Works in collaboration with the Head of Branches and fellow Branch Managers on outreach to schools; conducts library orientations for visiting classes. Works in the best interest of the library system by collaborating with other managers as needed, with the clear understanding that all library departments work together as multiple parts of one unit.
  • Maintains good public relations with the community and promotes the use of the branch library by residents through community outreach, effective communication with community groups, organizations and individuals.
  • Monitors physical plant, initiates maintenance and repair as necessary with the Department of Facilities & Fleet Management to insure proper cleaning and maintenance of the building and grounds; alerts administration to major problems.
  • Assumes responsibility for opening and closing the branch, including the proper use of the monitored intruder and video security system.
  • Submits monthly and annual reports, goals and objectives and performance measures, according to specified schedules.

QUALIFICATIONS: Possession of a Master's of a Library Science degree from an ALA-
accredited school with related library supervisory experience, and experience in computer application. Individual must be certified by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners or be eligible to obtain certification. Ability to speak Portuguese desirable.

SELECTION GUIDELINES: Formal application; rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference check; job-related tests may be required.

http://www.newbedford-ma.gov/personnel/employment/employment-opportunities/

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Call for Proposals: Libraries and Archives in the Anthropocene: A Colloquium

Libraries and Archives in the Anthropocene: A Colloquium
May 13-14, 2017
New York University
***Reminder: Proposals due August 1st***
 
As stewards of a culture's collective knowledge, libraries and archives are facing the realities of cataclysmic environmental change with a dawning awareness of its unique implications for their missions and activities. Some professionals in these fields are focusing new energies on the need for environmentally sustainable practices in their institutions. Some are prioritizing the role of libraries and archives in supporting climate change communication and influencing government policy and public awareness. Others foresee an inevitable unraveling of systems and ponder the role of libraries and archives in a world much different from the one we take for granted. Climate disruption, peak oil, toxic waste, deforestation, soil salinity and agricultural crisis, depletion of groundwater and other natural resources, loss of biodiversity, mass migration, sea level rise, and extreme weather events are all problems that indirectly threaten to overwhelm civilization's knowledge infrastructures, and present information institutions with unprecedented challenges.
This colloquium will serve as a space to explore these challenges and establish directions for future efforts and investigations. We invite proposals from academics, librarians, archivists, activists, and others.
Some suggested topics and questions:
  • How can information institutions operate more sustainably?
  • How can information institutions better serve the needs of policy discussions and public awareness in the area of climate change and other threats to the environment?
  • How can information institutions support skillsets and technologies that are relevant following systemic unraveling?
  • What will information work look like without the infrastructures we take for granted?
  • How does information literacy instruction intersect with ecoliteracy?
  • How can information professionals support radical environmental activism?
  • What are the implications of climate change for disaster preparedness?
  • What role do information workers have in addressing issues of environmental justice?
  • What are the implications of climate change for preservation practices?
  • Should we question the wisdom of preserving access to the technological cultural legacy that has led to the crisis?
  • Is there a new responsibility to document, as a mode of bearing witness, the historical event of society's confrontation with the systemic threat of climate change, peak oil, and other environmental problems?
  • Given the ideological foundations of libraries and archives in Enlightenment thought, and given that Enlightenment civilization may be leading to its own environmental endpoint, are these ideological foundations called into question? And with what consequences?
Formats:
Lightning talk (5 minutes)
Paper (20 minutes)
Proposals are due August 1, 2016.
Notifications of acceptance will be sent by September 16, 2016.
Submit your proposal here: http://goo.gl/forms/rz7uN1mBNM
Planning committee:
Casey Davis is Project Manager at the American Archive of Public Broadcasting at WGBH and co-founder of ProjectARCC: Archivists Responding to Climate Change.
Madeleine Charney is Sustainability Studies Librarian at UMass Amherst and co-founder of the Sustainability Round Table of the American Library Association.
Rory Litwin is a former librarian and the founder of Litwin Books, LLC (Colloquium sponsor)
For more information about the colloquium, including a profile of our keynote speaker, go to:http://litwinbooks.com/laac2017colloq.php

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Reference Librarian, Stevens Memorial Library, North Andover, MA

The Stevens Memorial Library seeks to fill a part-time (18-hours a week) Reference Librarian position.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Performs various tasks requiring a broad knowledge of professional literature, bibliographic resources, and principles of information delivery and services.
  • Works regular shifts at the reference desk, responding to questions from patrons in person, via email, or the telephone, using a wide range of resources: print, electronic, microfilm, etc.
  • Oversees daily operation and provides instruction in the use of the Library's public computers, printer, and photocopier.
  • Answers questions about electronic devices such as e-readers, tablets, phones, etc. and provides instructions in digital resources such as ebooks, downloadable materials, streaming content, etc.
  • Uses reference interviewing skills and readers' advisory knowledge to effectively support patrons needs.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of information sources and an awareness of new resources and technologies. Effectively uses and promotes the Library's collections and electronic resources.
  • Provides excellent customer service to the public and interprets library services and policies to patrons in a clear, consistent and courteous manner.
  • Actively participates in staff development and training opportunities when appropriate and embraces opportunities to learn in a changing environment.
  • Works at any library location as needed. Assists with Library programs as needed.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR PERFORMING ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of search techniques using print and electronic resources and an ability to instruct others in their use.
  • Proficiency in current and emerging trends in library technologies (equipment and their applications).
  • Commitment to excellent customer service with demonstrated enthusiasm, patience and flexibility when working with the public.
  • Experience using a library automated system and programs; office applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations; and social media and web development resources.
  • Ability to create positive working relationships and collaborate successfully with co-workers; ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • High degree of flexibility and ability to multi-task and frequently change focus in order to meet the varying needs of library users and the dynamic needs of public library service.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education: Master's Degree in Library Science (MLS) or Library and Information Science (MLIS) from an American Library Association accredited library school or Bachelor's Degree with course work toward the degree.

Experience: Work experience in public library setting preferred.

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

Schedule: 18 hours a week including at least 1 evening and regular weekend (Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 1:30-5pm) in rotation from Labor Day through Memorial Day.

Compensation:
Librarian I (S-10) $19.45 - $23.29 in 8 steps; coursework in an MLS degree program
Librarian I (S-11) $20.43 - $24.47 in 8 steps; coursework in an MLS degree program
Librarian I (S-12) $21.24 - $25.43 in 8 steps; MLS degree

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

Deadline: Anyone interested in the above position must email a cover letter and resume to:

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

Position is available July 5, 2016. Position is open until filled.

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Head of Children's Services, Stevens Memorial Library, North Andover, MA

The Stevens Memorial Library seeks to fill the full-time (37.5 hours a week) Head of Children's Services librarian position. The Head of Children's Services oversees library services for patrons from birth to 5th grade, their parents, teachers, and caregivers.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Performs various tasks requiring a broad knowledge of children's literature including special awards and areas, professional bibliographic sources, and principles of information delivery and services to children. Keeps abreast of children's literature across formats: existing and new, including print, audio, video and electronic.
  • Plans, develops and implements a variety of programs and services including story times, book discussions, summer reading events and activities, book talks, etc., in conjunction with other Children's Services professional staff, such as an early literacy librarian or shared school services librarian.
  • Children's Collection Development manager: responsible for all Children's Services materials in a variety of existing and new formats. Includes evaluation, selection, purchasing processes, and budget of the Children's Collection, using professional tools and resources. Keeps this collection up-to-date through weeding and knowledge of changing community needs and interests. Oversees cataloging and organization of materials in this collection.
  • Oversees and provides library instruction within the Library, such as school visits, and outreach, such as visits to schools, day care centers and nursery schools, home schoolers, etc. Works closely with the public school system and other organizations to advance literacy.
  • Effectively uses and promotes the library's collections in new and existing formats.
  • Provides reference and readers' advisory services to children, parents, teachers and caregivers. Creates finding aids such as bibliographies and LibGuides, recommended reading lists, etc.
  • Provides excellent customer service to the public in person and over the phone and interprets library services and policies to patrons in a clear, consistent and courteous manner.
  • Collects, maintains and provides analysis of statistics related to Children's Services. Prepares regular reports for the Director / Assistant Director. May assist in the preparation of other reports.
  • Generates publicity for children's library services through various mediums, print and electronic, such as displays and exhibits, flyers, brochures, newsletters, newspaper and cable, and social media.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of library resources and an awareness of new resources and technologies.
  • Actively participates in staff development and training opportunities when appropriate and embraces opportunities to learn in a changing environment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR PERFORMING ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Broad knowledge of children's literature, bibliographic sources and principles of information delivery and services to children across various formats.
  • Commitment to excellent customer service with demonstrated enthusiasm, patience and flexibility when working with children, parents, teachers and caregivers.
  • Knowledge of search techniques using print and electronic resources and an ability to instruct others in their use.
  • Proficiency in current and emerging trends in library technologies (equipment and their applications).
  • Experience using a library automated system and programs; office applications such as word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation applications; and social media and web development resources.
  • Ability to create positive working relationships and collaborate successfully with co-workers; ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • High degree of flexibility and ability to multi-task and frequently change focus in order to meet the varying needs of library users and the dynamic needs of public library service.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education: Master's in Library Science (MLS) or Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree from  an American Library Association accredited library school with a concentration in children's services.

Experience: 3-5 years experience in children's library services, preferably in a public library. Minimum 2 years experience in a supervisory role.

Physical Requirements: Ability to carry books (up to 20-30 lbs), push book carts (up to 150 lbs), bend, stretch, grasp, etc. to retrieve library materials; ability to view computer screens for extended periods and to operate computers, photocopiers, printers and other office-type equipment.

Schedule: 37.5 hours a week including at least 1 evening and regular weekend (Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 1:30-5pm) in rotation from Labor Day through Memorial Day.

Compensation:
Librarian II (S-13) $22.23 - $26.62 in 8 steps

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

Deadline: Anyone interested in the above position must email a cover letter and resume to:

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

Position is available July 18, 2016.

Position is open until filled.

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Teen Librarian, Stevens Memorial Library, North Andover, MA

The Stevens Memorial Library seeks to fill a part-time (18-hours a week) Teen Librarian position.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Works with the Adult, Teen and Reference (ATR) Services Librarian to develop and implement a variety of programs and services including book discussions, summer reading events and activities, etc.
  • Performs various tasks requiring a broad knowledge of teen / young adult literature, bibliographic sources and principles of information delivery and services to teens / young adults.
  • Provides reference and readers' advisory services to teens / young adults, parents, teachers and caregivers.
  • Effectively uses and promotes the library's collections and electronic resources and assists the ATR Services Librarian with teen / young adult collection development in all formats.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of library resources and an awareness of new resources and technologies.
  • Provides excellent customer service to the public in person and over the phone and interprets library services and policies to patrons in a clear, consistent and courteous manner.
  • Actively participates in staff development and training opportunities when appropriate and embraces opportunities to learn in a changing environment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR PERFORMING ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Proficiency in current and emerging trends in library technologies (equipment and their applications).
  • Commitment to excellent customer service with demonstrated enthusiasm, patience and flexibility when working with teens / young adults.
  • Knowledge of search techniques using print and electronic resources and an ability to instruct others in their use.
  • Experience using a library automated system and programs; office applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations; social media and web development resources.
  • Ability to create positive working relationships and collaborate successfully with co-workers; ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • High degree of flexibility and ability to multi-task and frequently change focus in order to meet the varying needs of library users and the dynamic needs of public library service.
  • Experience in planning and presenting teen / young adult programs.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education: Master's Degree in Library Science (MLS) or Library and Information Science (MLIS) from an American Library Association accredited library school or Bachelor's Degree with course work toward the degree.

Experience: Work experience in public library setting with teen / young adult patrons preferred.

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

Schedule: 18 hours a week including at least 1 evening and regular weekend (Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 1:30-5pm) in rotation from Labor Day through Memorial Day.

Compensation:
Librarian I (S-10) $19.45 - $23.29 in 8 steps; coursework in an MLS degree program
Librarian I (S-11) $20.43 - $24.47 in 8 steps; coursework in an MLS degree program
Librarian I (S-12) $21.24 - $25.43 in 8 steps; MLS degree

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

Deadline: Anyone interested in the above position must email a cover letter and resume to:

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

Position is available immediately. Position is open until filled.

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Circulation Technician, Great Barrington Libraries, Great Barrington, MA

The Great Barrington Libraries (Great Barrington & Housatonic) have an opening for a part-time Circulation Technician I.  The primary duties are to assist the public at the adult and children's circulation desks at Mason and Ramsdell Libraries.

This is a part-time (19-hour/week) position and the pay is $13.64/hour. Availability in the evenings and weekends is essential. Please send application (cover letter and resume) to Helen Kuziemko 
(hkuziemko@townofgb.org) in the Town Manager's office.  Application deadline is June 30, 2016.

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

The Thomas Memorial Library is seeking a creative, enthusiastic, and innovative individual for the newly created full-time position of Creative 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 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 Creative 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 $32,500 to $35,600 depending on qualifications and experience.

To apply:
Submit resume, cover letter, and three (3) references by 5:00 pm Thursday, June 30, via email to kneugebauer@thomas.lib.me.us or via mail :
Kyle Neugebauer
Thomas Memorial Library
6 Scott Dyer Road
Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107

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Librarian II, New Hampshire State Library, Concord, NH

New Hampshire State Library is currently recruiting for a full-time Librarian II

Summary:

To acquire materials for and support public access to the New Hampshire State Library's collections, both physical and electronic.

Responsibilities:

  • Catalog general and special collections in all formats.
  • Coordinate authority control work in online bibliographic databases.
  • Coordinate all activities related to the processing and cataloging of archival collections.
  • Coordinate the development and documentation of cataloging standards and procedures for orderly and systematic workflows.
  • Prepare statistical and narrative reports on section activities.
  • Serve on library committees as assigned.
  • Represent state library at professional meetings through association and committee membership, leadership and participation.
  • Promote and publicize the resources of the NHSL to the public through library publications and other appropriate channels.

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: Two years' experience in professional library work.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Original cataloging experience. Ability to lift and carry books and work under conditions of exposure to dust, dirt, heat, cold, poor lighting and noise. Excellent attention to detail and highly organized work habits. Thorough understanding of information technology and library computer applications. Ability to work independently. Excellent written and oral communications skills. Knowledge of current integrated library systems. Ability to speak before public groups. Considerable knowledge of current cataloging descriptive standards , MARC records, Library of Congress Subject headings and Dewey Decimal Classification. Proficiency in Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office applications.Familiarity with cataloging standards for U.S. Government Documents preferred.

Compensation:  Labor Grade 21 $40,989.50-$48,223.50. Full-time (Monday -Friday) position includes participation in comprehensive employee benefits program. Employees may be required to pay an agency/union fee.

Interested applicants should visit the State of NH job opportunities website http://das.nh.gov/jobsearch/Employment.aspx to complete an application.

Position is open until June 21, 2016

For further information please contact Mary Russell, Librarian III, 20 Park Street, Concord, NH 03301, mary.russell@dcr.nh.gov, 603-271- 2866.

Copies of transcripts may be mailed to Kathleen Stanick, NH State Library, 20 Park St., Concord, NH 03301

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Temporary Processing Archivist, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

Special Collections & Archives, Olin Library, Wesleyan University seeks a Project Archivist to process and create a finding aid for the records of the Middletown Chapter of the literary society Alpha Delta Phi. The Middletown Chapter began as an all-male fraternity in 1856 and is today a self-governing coeducational society that dedicates its resources to promoting academic excellence, curiosity, and celebration of the arts and strives to represent all niches of Wesleyan's student body. The collection encompasses about 65 linear feet and includes minutes, correspondence and memoranda, memorabilia, and photographs.

The Project Archivist will report to the University Archivist. This position is a 15-week term appointment, with adjustment in scheduling possible for less than full-time as long as the hours are scheduled within the usual workday (Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm).

Responsibilities include:

  • Developing a processing plan
  • Establishing intellectual control
  • Arranging and rehousing materials
  • Creating a DACS-compliant EAD finding aid
  • May include supervising a student worker performing routine archival tasks, such as folder labeling
  • The Project Archivist will also create online and physical exhibitions related to the Alpha Delta Phi Society, Middletown Chapter.

Minimum qualifications:

Graduate degree in library science with an archives concentration from an ALA-accredited institution or a graduate degree in an academic discipline with advanced training in archives; at least one year of experience of processing that includes the records of an organization. Demonstrated ability to independently process records consistent with current archival best practices; demonstrated ability to create a DACS-compliantEAD finding aid; familiarity with creating physical and online exhibitions; excellent project and time management skills; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; able to lift up to 35 pounds with or without accommodation.

All applications should include a cover letter, resume, the names and contact information for three professional references, and a DACS-compliant EAD finding aid created by the applicant.

For more information and to apply: https://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5463

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Reference & Education Coordinator, National Public Health Coordination Office (NPHCO), University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA

Overview:
The National Public Health Coordination Office has the important role of providing information resources to public health departments that monitor outbreaks, design interventions, and inform health care utilization. The NPHCO manages all facets of the Public Health Digital Library including supporting continuous access to resources, providing distance-based training and education to users across the country, partnering with local health sciences libraries for instruction and interlibrary loan, working with vendors, and maintaining contact with public health departments. The Public Health Digital Library provides access to electronic resources to participating state public health departments. While offering licensed information resources, the digital library uses PubMed and other National Library of Medicine information delivery tools.

The Education Coordinator designs and implements an instructional program to train users on the best use of information resources available. The ideal candidate: has an interest in working in a non-traditional information environment; has knowledge of or can work with public health topics and its audience's information needs; can develop instruction across a variety of formats and platforms; and can work in a highly collaborative environment with a small core team, that networks with a variety of collaborators and constituents across the country.

The NPHCO is located at the National Network of Libraries of Medicine New England with the support and resources of the Lamar Soutter Library at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, Massachusetts. The region offers a central location with convenient access to all of New England in a city with world-class museums, concert halls, theatres, and restaurants.

GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION:
Under the general direction of the NPHCO Manager or designee, the Education Coordinator provides public health instruction and reference services to public health departments participating in the Public Health Digital Library. The Coordinator will work in concert with the National Network/Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) and the NN/LM National Training Center (NTC) to design, develop and implement instructional content in support of public health evidence based curriculum. The Coordinator will also respond to reference questions including assistance with DOCLINE, LinkOut, and questions related to searches on public health topics using digital library resources.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinate training activities related to resources provided by the digital library
  • Design, develop and implement a curriculum for the public health workforce
  • Offer training and on-boarding programs to new public health departments
  • Offer distance based learning sessions based on public health digital library resources
  • Respond to reference questions for information search and information management
  • Respond to ILL, DOCLINE and LinkOut questions
  • Perform other duties as required.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's degree in library information science, instructional design, or equivalent degree
  • 3 years' experience in an academic, research, health sciences or hospital library or special library or equivalent
  • Hands-on teaching experience
  • Experience developing curriculum including syllabi, learning objectives, and lectures
  • Ability to lead complex project teams
  • Evidence of excellent oral and written communication in teaching, publishing, networking, reporting, and outreach efforts
  • Demonstrated communication in networking and outreach, listening, negotiation, diplomacy, teamwork, professional writing, planning, management, and implementation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to engage successfully in outreach and networking
  • Ability to travel to off-site locations


Job Title: Reference & Education Coordinator
Job Number:2016-26773
Salary Grade:45
Union Code:Non Union Position-W60-Non Unit Professional
Contact: Javier Crespo: Javier.crespo@umassmed.edu; 508/856.7633
See this job announcement and apply at http://www.ummsjobs.com/job/1310/

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Director of Public Services, Green Mountain College, Poultney, VT

The Public Services Librarian is responsible for the successful operation of programs that promote and enhance patron use of Griswold Library's entire collection of resources. This position is responsible for the coordination of quality programs that develop information competencies and research skills involving the active engagement of all Library patrons through the provision of a variety of programs and services. The Public Services Librarian works with the library staff to ensure the smooth and efficient functioning of patron access services.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide basic and in-depth reference services to in-resident and online undergraduate and graduate students
  • Coordinate library instruction programs by developing, revising, and presenting bibliographic instruction for a wide range of subjects and skill levels
  • Develop content for and maintain the library website
  • Share in staffing the library during evening and weekend hours
  • Participate in managing the library's electronic resources

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Collect and analyze data on the use of library services and resources
  • Assist in coordinating the A/V Media program
  • Participate in marketing library services
  • Collaborate with other Library staff members in proposing new initiatives and policies
  • Assist as needed in providing students with computer services orientations
  • Assist the Calhoun Learning Center in programming and presenting skills workshops
  • Active engagement in College life

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Interpret library policies and supervise operations in the absence of the Director
  • Assist with the supervision of IT Student Help Desk Assistants

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • ALA-approved Master's degree
  • Library experience in an academic setting
  • Ability to integrate electronic information into all aspects of library instruction
  • Proven skills working with a diverse clientele

Applications for this position are accepted until the position is filled. Green Mountain College is committed to increasing diversity among campus employees and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. If you believe that you meet the above qualifications, please submit a resume to

Janie Evans in the Human Resources Department: 
Email: employment@greenmtn.edu
Mail to: Green Mountain College, 1 Brennan Circle, Poultney, VT 05764

http://www.greenmtn.edu/administration/human-resources/

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Library Director, Wayland Free Public Library, Wayland, MA

Wayland is seeking a full-time Library Director for the Wayland Free Public Library. The position exercises a high degree of leadership and independent initiative in planning and developing goals and objectives while carrying out policies of the Board of Library Trustees. Trustees are currently conducting a Planning and Design Study for a potential grant application to the Massachusetts Public Library Construction Program.

Director will administer and recommend policies and programs while complying with state and federal laws. Responsible for supervising the activities of all professional and non-professional full-time and part-time Library staff. Manages, hires, and terminates library personnel consistent with town policy and collective bargaining agreements. Prepares library annual budget and manages accounts and other sources of revenue. Responsible for necessary repairs, safety procedures, and cleanliness of facility. Attends all Board of Library Trustee meetings; represents the Library at Town and departmental meetings. The Director will conduct a public relations program to promote library's role in community.

Must have ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing; Ability to work nights and weekends as required. Master's degree in Library Science from ALA accredited school is required with five years of supervisory experience in a library setting. Salary range: $77,493-$101,108.

To see full job description and get application, go to www.wayland.ma.us/Pages/WaylandMA_HR/index. Please send letter of intent, resume and application no later than July 15 to:

John Senchyshyn, Asst. Town Administrator/Human Resources Director
Town of Wayland, 41 Cochituate Road,
Wayland, MA 01778
or hr@wayland.ma.us

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Student Engagement & Outreach Librarian, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT

The DiMenna-Nyselius Library invites applications from results-oriented, flexible, self-motivated, and collaborative librarians with a strong public services commitment and an enthusiasm for teaching and student engagement. The successful candidates will be hired at the Librarian II level. The positions may include occasional evening and weekend hours.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides leadership in the development, implementation, promotion, and assessment of activities aimed at improving undergraduate and graduate student engagement and success.
Provides reference service, participates in the instruction program, and in the liaison program.

REQUIREMENTS:
A graduate degree in Library & Information Science (MLS or equivalent) from an ALA accredited program. Two or more years professional academic library experience required. Reference service experience. Demonstrated results in marketing, outreach, assessment, and promotion of library services, and a demonstrated ability to create promotional and instructional materials using HTML, graphics, and desktop publishing and presentation programs. Must be self-directed, well organized and able to meet deadlines and multiple demands. Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing, to a variety of audiences. Flexibility, creativity, energy, and ability to work in a changing environment, and with colleagues in a goal-oriented library team. Creative approach to the development of new services; commitment to responsive and innovative service is essential.

HIGHLY DESIRABLE:
Science background; Second Master's degree.

CAMPUS AND LIBRARY:

Fairfield University is a co-educational, comprehensive Jesuit university with a 200-acre campus located along the scenic shoreline community of Fairfield, CT. The University is comprised of approximately 3,500 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students pursuing degrees within 5 schools: The College of Arts and Sciences, The Charles F. Dolan School of Business, The School of Engineering, The School of Nursing, and The Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions. All schools of the university are committed to a liberal humanistic approach to education, encouraging interdisciplinary learning and fostering ethical and religious values. The DiMenna-Nyselius Library provides innovative services and access to almost 1 million volumes in a state-of-the-art building that is highly-rated in student surveys.

TO APPLY:
To submit your resume, cover letter, and employment application, please go to www.fairfield.edu/jobs, click on Employment Opportunities, then the position you wish to apply for, and follow the online application instructions. Review of applications will begin on July 11 and continue until the positions are filled. Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The salaries exceed the Connecticut Library Association minimum.

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Senior Reference Librarian & Instruction Coordinator, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT

The DiMenna-Nyselius Library invites applications from results-oriented, flexible, self-motivated, and collaborative librarians with a strong public services commitment and an enthusiasm for teaching and student engagement. The successful candidates will be hired at the Librarian II level. The positions may include occasional evening and weekend hours.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides dynamic leadership in the development, implementation, promotion, and assessment of the Library's information literacy program.
Provides reference service and participates in the liaison program.

REQUIREMENTS:
A graduate degree in Library & Information Science (MLS or equivalent) from an ALA accredited program. Two or more years professional academic library experience. Reference service experience. Teaching experience using active learning techniques and a demonstrated ability to plan educational programs. Demonstrated technological competencies. Must be self-directed, well organized and able to meet deadlines and multiple demands. Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing, to a variety of audiences. Flexibility, creativity, energy, and ability to work in a changing environment, and with colleagues in a goal-oriented library team. Creative approach to the development of new services; commitment to responsive and innovative service is essential.

HIGHLY DESIRABLE:
Innovative application of web-based tools and software in the design and delivery of instruction. Science background; Second Master's degree.

CAMPUS AND LIBRARY:

Fairfield University is a co-educational, comprehensive Jesuit university with a 200-acre campus located along the scenic shoreline community of Fairfield, CT. The University is comprised of approximately 3,500 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students pursuing degrees within 5 schools: The College of Arts and Sciences, The Charles F. Dolan School of Business, The School of Engineering, The School of Nursing, and The Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions. All schools of the university are committed to a liberal humanistic approach to education, encouraging interdisciplinary learning and fostering ethical and religious values. The DiMenna-Nyselius Library provides innovative services and access to almost 1 million volumes in a state-of-the-art building that is highly-rated in student surveys.

TO APPLY:
To submit your resume, cover letter, and employment application, please go to www.fairfield.edu/jobs, click on Employment Opportunities, then the position you wish to apply for, and follow the online application instructions. Review of applications will begin on July 11 and continue until the positions are filled. Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The salaries exceed the Connecticut Library Association minimum.

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Library Lecturer (temporary, part-time), J Eugene Smith Library at Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT

Library Lecturer, Business Reference and Instruction

19 hours per week. Temporary, part-time. No benefits.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

As a member of the Library's professional staff, provide reference and instruction to students, faculty and staff with an emphasis on Business subjects. Provide information literacy sessions as requested by faculty to support the Library's information literacy program. Staff the Reference Desk, and provide support for Access Services as needs dictate. Report to the Head of Public and Research Services.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND ABILITIES:

Actively participate in the delivery of user education to traditional users, distance learners, and off-site users. Staff the Reference/Information desk as assigned, including demonstrating the use of library tools and equipment, answering the reference phone, email, chat, texts, keeping statistics on reference queries, etc.  Provide information literacy sessions as requested by faculty to support the Library's information literacy program, particularly in Business related subjects. Assist in staffing the Circulation Desk and supervising staff and students as needed.  Work collegially with the library's professional staff and effectively with its support staff as part of the library team. Serve as a librarian liaison to an academic department(s) as needed. Perform other duties as assigned based on library needs, including night/weekend work. Work well with a culturally diverse client population. Keep abreast of current trends in user education, information literacy, public services, and librarianship.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

MLS degree from an ALA accredited, or equivalent international program. Demonstrated competence in public services areas in college/university libraries, including reference and user education. Expertise in using Business databases and other Reference sources pertaining to Business.  Comfortable and adept with new information technologies. Excellent oral and written communications skills. High degree of flexibility and dependability in work schedule to meet instructional requests and accommodate Library schedule needs. Friendly, welcoming demeanor and ability to work well with students, faculty, staff and local community patrons. Grace under pressure required.

Desired:

An undergraduate degree in a Business or Economics related field and/or an advanced degree in a Business or Economics subject area. Experience in providing information literacy in a classroom setting. Digital skills related to digital humanities. Salary: to be determined at hire; approximately $35 per hour. Qualified applicants should send a letter of application, resume, and three letters of recommendation to the attention of Patricia Banach, Director of Library Services, J. Eugene Smith Library, Eastern Connecticut State University, 83 Windham Street, Willimantic, CT  06226.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Electronic submissions are accepted and encouraged (banachp@easternct.edu).

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Electronic Resources Librarian, Houghton College Library, Caneadea, NY

The Willard J. Houghton Library of Houghton College invites applications for a 10-month full-time faculty Electronic Resources Librarian position. Houghton College is a Christian college of the liberal arts and sciences located in rural western New York. This intimate community consists of 1050 students including undergraduates, adult education, online, and the graduate students of the Greatbatch School of Music.

All librarians share responsibility for the effective and efficient operation of the library and for its continued development and future relevance. The Electronic Resources Librarian provides oversight, vision, leadership, and management for the library's electronic resources.

Core Position Responsibilities:

  • Electronic Resources and Technology
  • Provide overall vision and planning for library systems, electronic resources and internet technologies
  • Manage electronic resources throughout their life cycles including tracking vendor, publisher, license and registration information, consortium memberships and packages, trials, renewals, and upgrades
  • Troubleshoot database access and content related issues with vendors
  • Maintain and populate the ERMS, link resolver, and EZproxy
  • Administer the integrated library system (ILS), currently SIRSI Symphony
  • Offer SIRSI support for library faculty and staff
  • Serve as library webmaster
  • Upload edited MARC for electronic book packages
  • Compile database usage statistics and reports
  • Common Librarian Duties:
  • Offer research help (reference) desk service as scheduled, including occasional evenings and Saturdays
  • Provide instruction in support of the library information literacy program
  • Participate in the selection and development of general, online, and reference resources for the library collection
  • Serve as a liaison to several academic departments by coordinating multiple aspects of collection development, providing discipline-specific reference and instruction, and generating discipline-specific web content

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree from an ALA (American Library Association) accredited graduate program, preferably emphasizing library technologies
  • A service orientation
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively within a team environment
  • Demonstrated aptitude with information and internet technologies
  • Excellent problem-solving, organizational, and analytical skills and an aptitude for detail-oriented work
  • Experience designing web pages

Desired Qualifications:

  • Prior experience carrying out electronic resources management duties in an academic library environment
  • ILS administration and maintenance experience (SirsiDynix preferred)
  • Knowledge of HTML, XML and/or LibGuides
  • Experience providing research assistance in an academic setting
  • Experience teaching library research skills

This vacancy is open until filled. A fall semester start date is preferred. Faculty rank and salary will be determined in accordance with the criteria described in the Faculty Handbook.

TO APPLY: Visit http://www.houghton.edu/campus/human-resources/employment/faculty-openings/ and follow the "Procedure for Applicants."

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Library Director, Pease Public Library, Plymouth, NH

The Board of Trustees is seeking an energetic and creative leader to continue the library's tradition of providing high quality customer-focused services in a rapidly changing world.

The Library facility was expanded and renovated in 2010-2011, providing a beautiful space designed to meet multiple community needs. It serves a vibrant and supportive university town of 6,500 residents and students. Set in the Central Lakes Region and the foothills of the White Mountains, Plymouth offers outstanding cultural, educational and recreational opportunities.

Pease Public Library has a collection of 40,900 items with an annual circulation of over 70,000. It has 2 full time and 5 part time employees, and a budget of $435,837. It enjoys heavy community use both for traditional library use and as a gathering space for organizations.

A Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school with five years of public library experience, including two years in an administrative capacity, or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. The successful candidate will possess excellent communication skills, the ability to relate well to the public and the library staff, and the ability to envision and develop new programs and to integrate expanding technologies into the library services. The salary range is $58,000 to $64,000.    

For additional information please visit www.peasepubliclibrary.org

Preference will be given to applications received by June 30; applications will be received until the position is filled.

To apply: resume, cover letter, and three work related reverences may be submitted to:

info@peasepubliclibrary.org

or mailed to:

Winifred Hohlt, Chair Board of Trustees
1 Russell Street
Plymouth, NH 03264

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Call for Proposals: ALICE 2017 Conference

There is still time to submit a presentation proposal for the ALICE 2017 conference, specifically for the Gender Issues section. Building on the conference theme of social responsibility and community engagement, the section is looking for paper that would deal with the following topics (or others that align with both the conference and section):

  • inclusivity issues in teaching community-based collection development, services, management and planning
  • gender identity as it impacts community engagement and social responsibility (both library staff and clientele)
  • gender issues in ICT instruction.

Preference will be given to research-based proposals.

Deadline is June 15. Please send a 200-300 word abstract and contact/affiliation info to Lesley.Farmer@csulb.edu

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Call for papers: Special Issue Library and Information Research (LIR)

Library and Information Research (LIR) is seeking papers for a special issue on research methodology in library and information studies (LIS), to be published September / October 2017. All papers will be subject to double-blind peer review and submission details are given below. Final date for submission of papers is Monday 13 February 2017. Please address any queries and expressions of interest to the Guest editor for this issue, Judith Broady-Preston, Institute of Management, Law and Information Science, Aberystwyth University (jbp@aber.ac.uk)

This special issue is an opportunity to share contemporary ideas in research methodologies, models and methods originating from, or of relevance to any branch of the LIS discipline, sub-discipline and wider information profession.  

Theoretical papers relating to research methodologies, models and methods are especially welcomed, as are philosophical papers, and papers presenting a fully developed process ready for wider use. In all cases concepts and underlying principles should be emphasised, with enough background information to orient any reader who is not a specialist in the particular subject area.  The work should not have been published elsewhere nor submitted to another journal or conference.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Action research
  • Case study research method (single and multiple)
  • Critical realism
  • Critical theory
  • Delphi method
  • Design-oriented research
  • Evaluative and performance research, including conjoint analysis
  • Evidence-based and reflective professional practice research
  • Gaming, modelling and simulation
  • Grounded theory
  • Mixed methods
  • Online research methods, especially those addressing the opportunities and challenges of online data collection and analysis, from online surveys and web experiments to social data and opinion mining, social networks and other digital methods
  • Positivist paradigm
  • Relativist approaches to qualitative research.
  • Reflexivity and subjectivity
  • Research design and triangulation
  • Research ethics and protocols
  • Social network analysis
  • Theory development
  • Virtual ethnography  

Information for authors
To find out about writing for Library and Information Research please visit the journal website at http://www.lirgjournal.org.uk

 

, click on the 'About' option in the top menu, and navigate to the 'Author guidelines' section.  

Submitting a paper to Library and Information Research

To submit a paper to Library and Information Research you will first need to register with the journal using the 'Register' link at the top of the journal's home page.  Please be sure to register both as a reader and an author (there are check boxes for this on the registration page).

Once you have registered you may log in to the journal.  You should navigate to the 'Author Guidelines' section and download the template for articles (from the link under 'Manuscript preparation').

When you are ready to submit you should go to your User Home screen and select 'Author'.  This will offer you the option to 'Click here to start the submission process'.  You will then be taken step-by-step through the submission process.

If you have any difficulty with submitting your work please contact the Library and Information Research Editor at lirg.LIRteam@gmail.com.

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Education Coordinator, National Public Health Coordination Office (NPHCO) at University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA

Overview:

The National Public Health Coordination Office has the important role of providing information resources to public health departments that monitor outbreaks, design interventions, and inform health care utilization.  The NPHCO manages all facets of the Public Health Digital Library including supporting continuous access to resources, providing distance-based training and education to users across the country, partnering with local health sciences libraries for instruction and interlibrary loan, working with vendors, and maintaining contact with public health departments. The Public Health Digital Library provides access to electronic resources to participating state public health departments.  While offering licensed information resources, the digital library uses PubMed and other National Library of Medicine information delivery tools.

The Education Coordinator designs and implements an instructional program to train users on the best use of information resources available. The ideal candidate:  has an interest in working in a non-traditional information environment; has knowledge of or can work with public health topics and its audience's information needs; can develop instruction across a variety of formats and platforms; and can work in a highly collaborative environment with a small core team, that interacts with a variety of collaborators and constituents across the country.

The NPHCO is located at the National Network of Libraries of Medicine New England with the support and resources of the Lamar Soutter Library at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, Massachusetts.  The region offers a central location with convenient access to all of New England in a city with world-class museums, concert halls, theatres, and restaurants.

GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION: 

Under the general direction of the NPHCO Manager or designee, the Education Coordinator provides public health instruction and reference services to public health departments participating in the Public Health Digital Library. The Coordinator will work in concert with the National Network/Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) and the NN/LM National Training Center (NTC) to design, develop and implement instructional content in support of public health evidence based curriculum. The Coordinator will also respond to reference questions including assistance with DOCLINE, LinkOut, and questions related to searches on public health topics using digital library resources.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinate training activities related to resources provided by the digital library
  • Design, develop and implement a curriculum for the public health workforce
  • Offer training and on-boarding programs to new public health departments
  • Offer distance based learning sessions based on public health digital library  resources
  • Respond to reference questions for information search and information management
  • Respond to ILL, DOCLINE and LinkOut questions
  • Perform other duties as required.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's degree in library information science, instructional design, or equivalent degree
  • 3 years' experience in an academic, research, health sciences or hospital library or special library or equivalentHands-on teaching experience
  • Experience developing curriculum including syllabi, learning objectives, and lectures
  • Ability to lead complex project teams
  • Evidence of excellent oral and written communication in teaching, publishing, networking, reporting, and outreach efforts
  • Demonstrated communication in networking and outreach, listening, negotiation, diplomacy, teamwork, professional writing, planning, management, and implementation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to engage successfully in outreach and networking
  • Ability to travel to off-site locations

Job Title: Reference & Education Coordinator

Job Number: 2016-26773
Salary Grade: 45
Union Code: Non Union Position-W60-Non Unit Professional

Contact: Javier Crespo: Javier.crespo@umassmed.edu; 508/856.7633

See this job announcement and apply at http://www.ummsjobs.com/job/1310/

UMass Medical School is committed to being an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and recognizes the power of a diverse community. We encourage applications from protected veterans, individuals with disabilities and those with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds to consider UMass Medical School as their employer of choice

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Temporary Processing Intern, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA

Under the supervision of the Director of Archives and Special Collections, the Processing Intern will fully process the Robert and Susan Lloyd collection. This collection comprises approximately 35 linear feet of material (papers, sketches, photographs, architectural plans, reel-to-reel tapes, VHS tapes) documenting the Phillips Academy Art department, 1960s-1990s, including its influential Visual Studies program. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop comprehensive processing and access plan including workflow, arrangement, description, quality control
  • Execute the approved processing and access plan, meeting goals and deadlines.
  • Create MARC-based collection-level record.
  • Create DACS-compliant collection finding aid.

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience in processing archival collections preferred
  • Coursework and/or training in archival theory and best practices and national standards that govern the arrangement and description of archival materials including MARC, DACS and controlled vocabularies
  • Strong organizational and written communication skills
  • Familiarity with accepted conservation and preservation methods applied to manuscripts and sensitivity to proper care and handling of special collections
  • Attention to detail, accuracy and quality control
  • Must be able to lift and carry 30-pound boxes

Pay rate: $12.50/hour
This position is paid on an hourly basis and is not benefits eligible.
Please submit resume and cover letter to hr@andover.edu

http://www.andover.edu/About/CareersAtAndover/Pages/StaffPositions.aspx

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Library Media Support Assistant, Pollard Middle School, Needham, MA

General Description:
Under supervision of the Director of Media and Digital Learning, performs clerical/administrative and technical work in support of keeping school libraries and media centers running effectively. Duties include maintaining inventories of media materials, obtaining and processing MARC records for new materials, manning the circulation desk, facilitating book award programs, processing new and donated materials for circulation, performing home-room duties, overseeing daily assignments of volunteers, assist in the procurement of media supplies, creating overdue book notices, assist students locating library materials, and repairs damaged books.

Essential Functions and Duties of the Position:  The essential functions and duties listed blow are intended as illustration 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 work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

  • Assists with the daily opening and closing of the media center.
  • Processes new and donated materials including MARC records.
  • Shelves materials and maintain the order of the collections. Identifies worn, obsolete, and damaged items and transmits information to department director for potential removal. Repairs damaged materials.
  • Performs inventory of all materials.
  • Serves on catalog/circulation desk.  
  • Maintains schedules for various rooms and labs.
  • Performs homeroom duties.
  • Prepares book awards and other recognition awards.
  • Assists students with locating library materials.
  • Downloads and verifies book cataloging data online.
  • Prepares and distributes overdue notices for all overdue library materials.
  • Oversees daily work activities of adult and student volunteers and trains as needed.
  • Monitors and supervises students in media spaces, as required.
  • Maintains electronic booking of library/media spaces and materials.
  • Performs related duties as required.


Education and Experience:
Requires High School Diploma or GED and two years secretarial experience.  Must have proficiency with computer applications.  Library experience preferred. 


Working Conditions:
School environment.   
The position is 10 months, .6 FTE, under the Unit D contract. 

Qualifications:
High School graduate. 
 
Salary Range:
$19.07-$25.35/hour -   It is anticipated that the position will be filled at a rate no higher than mid-range.

Selection Procedure: 
All resumes will be screened and selected candidates will participate in a thorough interview process. 
  
Application Procedure:
Please apply online: www.generalasp.com/needham/onlineapp

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Frontline Internship, WGBH, Boston, MA

FRONTLINE: Digital Records

Department Description:

Since 1983, FRONTLINE, has served as PBS's flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its debut as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE's stature over 34 seasons is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience, and each day with its robust coverage of public affairs on the web.

Internship Experience:

WGBH Educational Foundation's FRONTLINE unit is offering unpaid internships in digital preservation and curation, physical and electronic records management and intellectual property and rights management. We are currently seeking Masters degree students in Library Science to assist in the assessing, digitizing, and processing of a large volume of legal and program records (both digital and physical) related to WGBH's public media content.

Duties will include:

  • Digitizing program records
  • Providing descriptive metadata  for each record in WGBH's Production Information Management Database (Filemaker-based)
  • Assessing each program file for completeness (supporting the shut down and electronic delivery of shutdown files)
  • Evaluating file contents for rights and permissions (inclusing basic re-cleaning of archival content from stock libraries houses)
  • Preparing final physical production files for the Media Library and Archives (MLA)

Schools/Programs/Major desired:

Masters Degree students currently enrolled in a Library Science program.

To apply, send your resume and cover letter at john_campopiano@wgbh.org

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DigCCurr Professional Institute: Curation Practices for the Digital Object Lifecycle

July 17-22, 2016 & March 14-15, 2017 (One price for two sessions) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Visit http://ils.unc.edu/digccurr/institute2016.html for more information.

REGISTRATION LINK:  http://tinyurl.com/zfcacrn

The Institute consists of one five-day session in July 2016 and a two-day follow-up session in March 2017. The summer event begins at 6 PM on Sunday, July 17 with a welcome and opening event. Each day of the summer session will include lectures, discussion and hands-on "lab" components. A course pack and a private, online discussion space will be provided to supplement learning and application of the material. An opening reception dinner on Sunday, Continental breakfast, break time snacks and coffee, and a dinner on Tuesday will also be included.

This institute is designed to foster skills, knowledge and community-building among professionals responsible for the curation of digital materials.

Registration:

* Regular registration : $1,150
* Late registration (after June 15, 2016): $1,300

If you are a grant recipient working on a digital project, we recommend that you check with your program officer to request approval to use available grant funds to attend the institute.

Institute Instructors Include:

* From the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Drs. Helen Tibbo, Cal Lee, and Kam Woods.
* Dr. Nancy McGovern, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
* Dr. Carolyn Hank, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
* Dr. Lorraine Richards, Drexel University.

July 2017 Institute Components include (order and session titles may vary somewhat from those listed):

*Overview of digital curation definition, scope and main functions
*Where you see yourself in the digital curation landscape
*Digital curation program development
*Digital curation stakeholders and digital curation landscape
*Case Study on developing a digital repository
*Procedural accountability - policies, submission agreements, rules
*LAB -Transforming policy statements into rules
*Overview of digital preservation challenges and opportunities
*Roles and responsibilities for curation
*LAB - Matching skills and roles
*Characterization of digital objects
*Overview and Characterization of Existing Tools: Placing the Tools in a Larger Industry Context
*File formats
*LAB - File format robustness
*Managing in response to technological change
*Digital forensics
*Ethical issues
*LAB - Media and content
*Workflows, humans, and tools
*Lab - Workflows
*Evaluating curation programs requirements and assessment
*LAB - Evaluating curation programs: TRAC/ISO 16363 Review
* Characterizing, analyzing and evaluating the producer information environment
*Economics of digital curation - costs and resource commitments
*LAB - Economics of digital curation
*Cloud computing
*Web archiving
* Formulating your six-month action plan - task for each individual, with instructors available to provide guidance
* Summary of action plans
* Clarifying roles and expectations for the next six months

March 14-15, 2017
Participants in the July event will return to Chapel Hill in March 2017 to discuss their experiences in implementing what they have learned in their own work environments.  Participants will compare experiences, lessons learned and strategies for continuing progress. Accommodations for January will be the responsibility of the attendee.

For more information, contact Dr. Helen Tibbo (tibbo@email.unc.edu) for Institute questions or Michelle Taylor (michele@email.unc.edu) for payment or registration questions.

The Digital Professional Institute was initiated as part of the DigCCurr II project, supported by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (Grant Award #RE-05-08-0060-08) and is partially supported by the School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

LODGING: Participants are responsible for their own lodging. A DigCCurr 2016-17 room block has been reserved at the Hampton Inn Hotel in Downtown Carrboro at $119/night. Please indicate "DigCCurr2016" when making reservations. You may reserve your hotel room by calling the hotel at +1-919-969-6988 or by clicking on this link: http://hamptoninn.hilton.com/en/hp/groups/personalized/R/RDUCOHX-DIG-20160716/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG.  Reservations must be received by 06/15/2016. See the Accommodations page for more information (http://ils.unc.edu/digccurr/institute_accom.html)

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Taxonomy Manager, EBSCO Information Services, 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.

Taxonomy Manager
The mission of the Taxonomy Manager is to connect customers with content by engaging with the processes, systems, and team members responsible for maintaining and enhancing taxonomies (controlled vocabularies) that are used for indexing and other product search solutions. In addition to leading the Taxonomy team, the Taxonomy Manager will collaborate with other Content Management, Product Management, and Technology teams to expand initiatives that leverage taxonomy and other structured data to streamline internal processes and/or deliver valued product features for our customers.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Lead team of 15 Taxonomists who update global and subject-specific thesauri, entity terms, and other controlled data by assisting with prioritization, removing blockers as needed, and ensuring the mission of the team is being carried out effectively. 
  • Cultivates and implements innovative means of processing subject headings, headings rules and search data more efficiently and with greater accuracy. 
  • Oversees projects/initiatives by establishing goals, deadlines, staff requirements and effective communication with staff and project sponsors. 
  • Advances and socializes the team's mission within and outside of Content Management; Assists with calls/visits with content providers as needed to support taxonomy-related search initiatives. 
Role-Based Competencies:
  • Subject Knowledge: Familiarity with best practices in taxonomy development and management and/or Natural Language Processing 
  • Strategic Thinking/Vision: Able to see and communicate the big picture in an inspiring way; Determines opportunity and risks through comprehensive analysis of current and future trends 
  • Moves others to Action--Translates the vision into day-to-day activities and behaviors; guides and motivates others to take actions that support the vision 
  • Technical prowess: Able to quickly get to know our products, processes and business needs to a sufficient level to drive projects, improvements and product enhancements 
  • Delegation: Delegates assignments to the appropriate teams members based on their skills, roles and interest; Allocates decision-making authority and/or task responsibility to the appropriate teams and/or individuals 
  • Communication & Presentation: Communicates and presents ideas clearly and with confidence; Delivers presentations and status updates suited to the characteristics and needs of the audience 
  • Team Player: Fosters a team based culture within the Taxonomy team and across departments; Develops a supportive and helpful culture for assistance in projects and daily support interactions 
  • Continuous Improvement: Continually focused on improving the responsiveness and quality of the solutions delivered 
  • Enthusiasm: Exhibits high energy, passion and intensity in completing work objectives 
Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Library Science, Linguistics, or 4+ years of equivalent knowledge or experience 
  • 3+ years experience working with taxonomy/ontology or other controlled indexing data, including development/management of the data and delivering its value to internal and/or external end users 
  • 3+ years of leadership experience 

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 3+ years of knowledge/experience with one or more Natural Language Processing tasks (semantic indexing, entity extraction, summarization, etc.) from either a technical or leadership perspective 
  • Graduate degree in Library Science, Applied Linguistics or other relevant field 
Please apply online at: https://www.ebscohost.com/careers1/jobs.php?dept=31

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Lecturer, School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

1-Year Term Appointment: Lecturer

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

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

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

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

The deadline for receipt of applications is Monday, June 27, 2016.
Application materials must include: a cover letter stating the candidate's qualifications for the position; a current curriculum vitae; and a teaching portfolio of no more than 5 pages, including a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Applications should be addressed to Dr. Luanne Freund, Chair, Faculty Search Committee and documents should be sent as separate files (in .pdf or Word format) via email to: ischool.recruit@ubc.ca.

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

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

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Engineering & Liaison Services Librarian, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL

Florida Institute of Technology seeks an Engineering & Liaison Services Librarian who is innovative, curious, adaptive, and collaborative.  The successful candidate will engage proactively with engineering faculty and students in several engineering departments such as mechanical and aerospace, electrical and computer, civil, chemical or biomolecular engineering. The Engineering & Liaison Services Librarian will oversee the library liaison program, mentor and train other liaisons, and perform assessments on the program.

A key aspect of this position involves maintaining a strong presence in the university's engineering community, building close relationships with faculty and students, and collaborating with them to meet their teaching, learning, research, and publication needs.

The successful candidate will play a critical role in library initiatives, including scholarly communication, research data management consultation, and emerging technologies featured in our new Digital Scholarship Laboratory<http://lib.fit.edu/dsl/>.
This is a full-time 12-month faculty position.  The detailed job description is available: http://lib.fit.edu/documents/Job_Posting/EngineeringLiaisonServicesLibrarian.pdf

Send a cover letter referencing this position, resume/CV and names of three references to:

Angela Taylor
Director, Enabling Infrastructure
Evans Library
(321) 674-7725
libadmin@fit.edu

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ASIST ProQuest Doctoral Dissertation Award

ASIST ProQuest Doctoral Dissertation Award is currently calling for
nominations (3rd call). Please encourage your recent Ph.D graduates to
enter the competition. There is NO limit on the number of entries from a
particular school.

Participation is limited to those who have completed their doctorates since
May of 2015 and it is NOT restricted to ASIS&T members. Dissertations
submitted shall fall within the scope of information science, including,
but not limited to, the scope of JASIST: ?the production, discovery,
recording, storage, representation, retrieval, presentation, manipulation,
dissemination, use, and evaluation of information and on the tools and
techniques associated with these processes?. The nomination package shall
consist of the entire dissertation, and a letter of endorsement from the
nominee's dissertation advisor.

*Details at:*
https://www.asist.org/about/awards/proquest-doctoral-dissertation-award/
*The deadline for nominations:* June 15, 2016.
*Submit  nominations:*
http://www.softconf.com/asist2/ProQuestDocDissert/cgi-bin/scmd.cgi?scmd=basicSubmit

We greatly appreciate your participation. Please direct any questions to
hongcui@email.arizona.edu

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Doctoral Colloquium at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Association of Information Science and Technology, Copenhagen, Denmark

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 3:00-6:00 PM

We invite doctoral students to participate in the 2016 ASIS&T Doctoral Colloquium, which will take place as part of the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Association of Information Science and Technology in Copenhagen, Denmark. This event, replacing the previous ASIST doctoral colloquium, is intended for those of you in the later stages of your dissertation research; this means that you are, for example, post-proposal, or have a completed research design, or have begun data collection. The purpose of this doctoral colloquium is to provide a forum in which you can discuss and receive feedback on your research and career plans from senior scholars in our field. Participation in the Colloquium is included in the conference registration fee.

Description

Two main goals of the 2016 ASIS&T Doctoral Colloquium are to provide you with a supportive and critical learning opportunity to discuss your work in progress and to receive feedback and guidance from senior information science scholars. You will present your dissertation research and can highlight theoretical and methodological problems/issues for further discussion and inquiry both with senior mentors and Colloquium participants. There will also be an opportunity for an open discussion session where you can ask the doctoral mentors questions about career, the job search, managing an academic career, and other topics of interest.

Another goal is to develop a supportive community within which you can begin to develop your professional network by interacting with peers and senior scholars in information science.  The organizers will invite a group of prominent professors and experts to serve as mentors during the Doctoral Colloquium.

To benefit from the Doctoral Colloquium, you should be a PhD student, and be in the post-proposal stage of your dissertation research or have a completed research design, or have begun data collection; this way, participants and mentors may be of help in shaping and framing the research and analysis activities.

How to submit

All proposals submitted to the Doctoral Colloquium will undergo a thorough reviewing process with a view to providing detailed and constructive feedback. The Doctoral Colloquium program committee will select the best submissions for participation. The student winners of the proposal and dissertation of the year awards will be invited to the Colloquium without a submission. We expect to accept a total of 15 participants.

Submit a nomination letter from your advisor or chair and a five-page description (in English) of your PhD research proposal or dissertation project electronically via the conference submission system. Your description must address each of the following questions:

1. Problem statement: What is the problem that you are addressing?
2. Relevance: Why the problem is important?
3. Related work: How have others attempted to address this problem?
4. Research question(s): What are the research questions that you plan to address?
5. Approach: How are you planning to address your research questions?
6. Evaluation plan: How will you measure your success - faster/more accurate/less failures/etc.?
7. Preliminary results: Do you have any preliminary results that demonstrate that your approach is promising?
8. Implications: What are the theoretical, methodological and practical contributions of your work?

Additionally, all submissions must be single-author. Please acknowledge your PhD advisor(s) and other contributors in the Acknowledgements section. Your application statement will not be published. Students accepted to present at the Doctoral Colloquium must plan to attend the full Doctoral Colloquium in order to gain as much value as possible from the experience.

Important dates

Deadline for submission: July 15
Decisions made: August 1

If you have questions, please contact the Colloquium organizers

Dr. Howard Rosenbaum          Dr. Pnina Fichman
hrosenba@indiana.edu            fichman@indiana.edu

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Archives Assistant (part-time), Northeastern University Libraries, Boston, MA

There is a vacancy (start date July 1st) for a part-time assistant in Northeastern University Libraries' Archives and Special Collections Department. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals interested in gaining experience in an archives and special collections setting while attending graduate school.

Duties:

  • Provide reference service to University Faculty, staff and students, and to outside researchers
  • Refer reference questions to Assistant Archivist as necessary
  • Page and re-shelve materials in Reading Room
  • Assure security and proper use of materials
  • Arrange and describe manuscript and archival material under the direction of the Assistant Archivist
  • Create online finding aids and catalog records
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Enrollment in a graduate level archival or history degree program
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Familiarity with computing applications in libraries
  • Experience in or a demonstrated commitment to achieving and maintaining diversity in the workplace
  • Ability and willingness to lift boxes weighing up to 40 lbs.

Salary: $14 per hour

Hours: 8-15 hours per week

To Apply:

Please send cover letter and resume to: Michelle Romero, Assistant Archivist, 92 Snell Library, Northeastern University, 360 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA  02115; (p) 617.373.7656; (f) 617.373.5409; m.romero@neu.edu

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action Title IX employer. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.

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Director of Library Services, Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, VT

The Kellogg-Hubbard Library seeks a Director of Library Services to work with the Executive Director and the rest of the library's dedicated and cohesive staff. The Director of Library Services has primary responsibility for the management and overall support of daily staff operations and needs to have a passion for working with staff and patrons. This person's responsibilities include supervising staff, working on collection maintenance and development, providing expertise on a variety of library issues and participating in the library's three-member leadership team.

Candidates must have strong interpersonal, communication, management and technology skills. They must have both supervisory experience and an MLS degree.

See our website www.kellogghubbard.org for details on how to apply.

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Assistant Research Library and Archives, Perkins School for the Blind, Watertown, MA

Department: Training and Educational Resources Program
Schedule: Full-time, 40 hours/week 

Perkins School for the Blind, located near Boston, was the first school for the blind chartered in the United States in 1829. For over 180 years, Perkins School for the Blind has provided quality educational and residential services to students who are blind, visually impaired or deafblind, empowering them to reach their maximum potential. Perkins School for the Blind embraces diversity in ability, thought, culture and belief. We provide equal education and employment opportunities and value the unique talents and contributions of all of our students and staff. 

Summary
Under the direction of the Research Librarian, the Assistant will have three roles in the department, assisting the Research Librarian, Archivist, and Educational Web Content Creator and Manager in providing resources and materials to Perkins staff, researchers, and community members. 

The first role is as assistant to the Research Librarian (15 hours per week). In this role the candidate will be responsible for cataloging, library loans, and light office duties. Other tasks include ordering books and supplies, scanning and photocopying materials, tracking journal subscriptions, shelving, and assisting the Research Librarian with reference, library related projects and initiatives. 

The second role (15 hours per week) is as assistant to the Archivist. Common tasks include processing archival collections including organization, description, and preservation measures, and assisting with digital collections including photography, scanning, and metadata creation. Duties also include updating the archives website and social media accounts, and inventory, data entry, and transcription projects.

The third role (10 hours per week) is to assist the Educational Web Content Creator and Manager with website maintenance and content creation. This will include finding appropriate images to accompany content as well as obtaining usage rights for their use. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Assists visitors to the Research Library by answering questions, helping with copying, scanning, printing, or computer use, and referring questions to Research Librarian or Archivist as appropriate. 
  • Orders, catalogs, and processes new items for the Research Library.
  • Handles regular tasks for the Research Library including circulation, shelving, tracking and processing journal subscriptions, as well as light office duties. 
  • Assists with other Research Library needs, including reference, projects, and initiatives. 
  • Implements uniform arrangement, description, and preservation standards to ensure that collections are efficiently, effectively, and appropriately processed.
  • Writes finding aids and creates other documents to improve collection description and access.
  • Responsible for digitization, post-production and image correction, and metadata creation for online exhibits of archival materials.
  • Updates the Archives website and content creation for social media (Flickr, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest)
  • Updates the Perkins.org Research Library webpages and other materials (print and digital) including making accessible versions of library resources.
  • Assists with photo permissions and copyright issues of images on Perkins eLearning sites
  • Assists with finding and fixing broken links on Perkins eLearning sites
  • Assists with formatting posts on Perkins eLearning sites
  • Performs other related duties and tasks as assigned, including assuming duties in the absence of the Archivist and Research Librarian.

Minimum Requirements:

  • ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library Information Science (or current enrollment in a Master's program), or advanced degree in a related disciplinary field.
  • Archival management coursework and/or experience. 
  • Working knowledge of current metadata and descriptive standards, including DACS and EAD. Experience arranging, processing, and preserving archival collections. 

Benefits: We provide a complete benefits package which includes tuition reimbursement, medical and dental insurance, LTD and Life insurance, retirement programs and staff development and training.

Perkins seeks to enhance its community of intellectually, culturally, and socially diverse individuals to enrich the educational experience of our students. Applicants from a multicultural background, are bilingual, and/or who have relevant life experience are encouraged to apply.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

To apply for a position at Perkins School for the Blind, please visit our website, http://www.perkins.org/get-involved/careers/ and submit a resume and cover letter with your application.

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ALISE 2017 Methodology Paper Competition

The Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) is now accepting proposals for its 2017 Methodology Paper Competition, sponsored by ProQuest. The purpose of this award is to stimulate communication on research methodologies at ALISE annual conferences. The competition is open to all types of methodology. Papers must be limited to description and discussion of a research method or a technique associated with a particular research method. (For example, papers may address such areas as sampling, grounded theory, historical methods, or statistical methods.) Papers must explain the particular method/technique, including methodological implications for library and information science. Examples to illustrate its value can come from LIS-related published studies, proposed studies, and works in progress. Papers that stress findings are not eligible for this competition.

More information is available at: http://www.alise.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=471

Submissions can be made using the "ALISE Award and Grant Nomination Form" link at: http://www.alise.org/awards-grants

Deadline for submissions: September 22, 2016

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Engineering Technology Information Specialist, Purdue University Libraries, West Lafayette, IN

Purdue University Libraries seeks an energetic, outgoing, and innovative Engineering Technology Information Specialist (ETIS) to join a collaborative, dynamic team of information professionals who carry out a robust program of integrated information literacy, data services, scholarly communication, and collaborative research, and, as a Libraries faculty member, contribute to research and scholarship in these areas. 

The Purdue Polytechnic Institute (PPI) was formed as a major initiative of the University to transform undergraduate technology education through student-centered, hands-on, immersive learning experiences (https://polytechnic.purdue.edu/Transformation).  Purdue funded the ETIS as a new position to address the increased information needs of this pedagogic approach. This position will expand the role of the Libraries, which already includes integrated IL instruction for all first-year students and the development of curricula and student outcomes for the newly created, competency-based Transdisciplinary Studies in Technology degree.  The ETIS will work collaboratively with librarians and members of the PPI to further articulate the role of information and information literacy in the curriculum and the research of the Polytechnic.  The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to diversity and to promoting a multicultural environment for learning.

Duties and Responsibilities:  The Engineering Technology Information Specialist, liaison to between two and four departments in the Purdue Polytechnic Institute, provides instruction and collaborates on scholarly communication and data services initiatives; makes connections among the Polytechnic, other disciplinary faculty on campus, and other units of the Libraries to enable greater research productivity and sustainable publication and dissemination of scholarship and data; participates in the development of informed learning activities in support of the University's core curriculum that requires both foundational and embedded information literacy outcomes for all undergraduates; and contributes to Libraries-wide initiatives and participates in faculty governance of the Libraries.  As a member of the Libraries faculty the PIS must articulate a research agenda that explores questions within their area of specialization.

Requirements: MLS from an ALA-accredited library school or a PhD in a relevant discipline; evidence of a proactive, user-centered vision for information services; strong interpersonal and communication skills; demonstrated ability to work collaboratively;  familiarity with current trends in instructional best practices and data curation services.  Ability to adjust to and accommodate the evolving nature of information services.  Commitment to engage in research and scholarship, and ability to achieve promotion and tenure.

Desired: Experience developing and implementing active learning techniques in a curricular setting; for applicants with MLS degrees, a degree in science, technology, engineering or experience providing science and/or technical information services is desired.

Salary and benefits:  Salary commensurate with experience in the context of Purdue University's salary structure. Faculty tenure-track position with a twelve-month appointment. Rank of assistant professor.  Start-up funds in support of research are provided for computer/software/equipment, for travel/professional development, and for a half time graduate assistant for two years. Purdue provides a generous fringe benefit package that includes retirement benefits as well as health, disability and life insurance, 22 annual vacation days, and tuition support for employee, children, and spouse/same sex domestic partner.  Purdue University is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Application process: To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information of at least three references via email to Carole Tolley, Libraries Human Resources Coordinator, at libhr@purdue.edu

When applying:

  • Place "ETIS" in the subject line of the email.

In the cover letter:

  • Describe your interest in engineering technology librarianship;
  • Address the required qualifications;
  • In keeping with Purdue Libraries commitment to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement, the cover letter must address at least one of these areas, indicating past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion. 

Nominations for the position will be accepted and should be sent to the same email address.  Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.  Questions may be directed to Carole Tolley at 765-494-2899 or the above email address.  A background check will be required for this position. 

The full position announcement can also be found at: www.lib.purdue.edu/about/employment.

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer.  All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Archivist and Content Development Intern, EnerNOC, Boston, MA

Duration: 6 months (summer & fall)

EnerNOC's Regulatory Affairs and Market Development Teams are developing an internal Center of Excellence to develop, track and make available for internal and external use, papers and presentations that represent the latest and most up to date thinking on subjects of interest to the company, policymakers, and customers. A key element to the success of this effort is to analyze, assess, inventory, and operationalize EnerNOC's vast wealth of knowledge, as expressed in presentations, white papers and comments. The objective of this internship will be to support the Regulatory Affairs and Market Development  Teams in this facility.

The intern will be expected to learn EnerNOC's market and contractual business such that he/she can grasp the key issues and topics of interest.  The intern will work cross-functionally with demand response program owners, energy market specialists, and IT professionals to garner and organize the relevant information and to help identify any software or database/library resources EnerNOC should use to manage its store of information. In addition, the intern will assist in the development of new content, especially new PowerPoint presentations using the library that is developed.

Responsibilities:

  • Review, analyze, inventory and catalog EnerNOC's existing base of information
  • Project manage communication among all impacted stakeholders
  • Capture, format and upload presentations into Library software
  • Identify and interact with EnerNOC personnel responsible for the development of new content/information
  • Train identified stakeholders on the management and submission of new content into the library and extraction from the Library
  • Identify and develop integration with other enterprise software (e.g. SalesForce)
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree in library science or pursuing a MSLIS degree, or with an interest in library science or other field specializing in the collection, archiving and retrieval of diverse information sets
  • Expert level facility with PowerPoint
  • Ability to:
    • Work across various departments and functions in an agile, fast-paced, process-driven environment;
    • Actively manage a project and deliverables, with excellent (and demonstrated) time management and prioritization;
    • Think creatively, take initiative, work independently, build relationships, and exercise excellent judgment;
  • Excellent organizational, presentation, oral and written communications skills with strong attention to detail; and
  • Excellent computer skills including Excel, Word, and Outlook. 

Desired Qualifications:

  • On track for an advanced degree in library science or related information services discipline
  • Professional experience in library science, information management, and archiving retrieval of diverse data sets 
  • Interest in the energy industry
  • Experience with database systems and / or enterprise software

Apply online: https://boards.greenhouse.io/enernoc/jobs/163097#.V1HWKucrJFR

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Bookmobile Librarian, Beverly Public Library, Beverly, MA

Do you want a unique job working with some of the best patrons a community offers?  Do you love reader's advisory and developing close personal connections to your special group of customers?  Do you like the idea of bringing the joy of reading to seniors and children?

The Beverly Public library has an opening to become our next Bookmobile Librarian. Beverly has offered bookmobile service to our residents since the 1950's and it is a vital resource to the community.  We currently serve multiple assisted living centers, the city's Senior Center, the elementary schools and middle school, several pre-schools and also provide stops in several neighborhoods.  The Bookmobile librarian works with teachers and reading specialists to supplement classroom resources as well as nurture individual reading. She/he also works closely with many individual seniors to match their preferences with new books as well as supplying individual requests. 

We are looking for someone who can maneuver a large bookmobile around narrow city streets with ease, lug heavy book bags with a smile, and can talk about the latest John Grisham or Danielle Steel book as easily as they can discuss the Wimpy Kid and Captain Underpants.

Interested?  Please see the formal job listing on the MBLC website and apply!

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Part-Time Children's Librarian, Newport Public Library, Newport, RI

The Newport Public Library, Newport, RI, seeks an energetic, enthusiastic part-time Children's Librarian and a strong member of our Youth Services Team. This 18 hour professional position will join our very active Children's Department with primary responsibilities for reference, readers' advisory and programming both in the library and at other locations in the community.

Masters of Library and Information Science required. Experience in providing direct service to children in a library or educational setting (birth through Grade 6) and knowledge of child development preferred. To apply send resume and cover letter to Anne Shepherd, Director, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., Newport, RI 02840 by June 24, 2016. May be e-mailed to: ashepherd@newportlibraryri.org. Full job description may be viewed on the Newport Public Library website (http://www.newportlibraryri.org), under Your Library, Administration.

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Access & Commons Services Technology Coordinator, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Brandeis University seeks an Access and Commons Services Technology Coordinator to participate in the provision of high quality, user-focused experiences to library users. This person coordinates daily operations of front-line library services, including borrowing transactions, information assistance, stacks maintenance, equipment use, data collection, building operations, and student employee oversight.

May be scheduled for a variety of shifts including days, evenings, and weekends. Participates in evening/weekend staff rotation and holiday and inclement weather coverage.

Examples of Key Responsibilities: 

  • Supervises services and operations at the Information and Borrowing desk and in the Commons that result in successful patron-focused experiences.  Coordinates and assists with user interactions including handling circulation functions, equipment and informational assistance, and oversight of building operations.
  • Participates in hiring, training, scheduling, and supervision of student staff.
  • Communicates and enforces policies, participates in data collection and reporting, and maintains routine oversight of building operations and safety protocols to ensure the library maintains a safe and welcoming environment for users.
  • Participates in the oversight of stacks maintenance. Works collaboratively to develop improvements to policies, procedures and to solve problems.
  • Oversees the library's equipment loan program, including the deployment of new equipment, maintenance and troubleshooting, staff training, and evaluation and recommendation of new policies, technology, and hardware. Serves as the liaison between Access & Commons Services and Academic Support & User Services.
  • Leads, organizes, oversees, and assesses operations in the library's Commons. Facilitates access and use of computing, printing, scanning, and other Commons equipment. Oversees general maintenance of Commons and Commons equipment, including daily cleaning, software updates, troubleshooting, and service calls. 

Qualifications:

Previous library or customer service work experience; familiarity with automated library system or similar system 

Proficiency with computing and productivity software (word processing, spreadsheets etc.); understanding of software, hardware, and network troubleshooting basics, familiarity with Windows, Mac OS, iOS, and Chrome OS

Excellent organizational and interpersonal communication skills; evidence of collegiality and ability to deliver excellent customer service experiences 

Ability to work a flexible schedule, as some evening, weekend and holiday shifts will be required; ability to work independently with a minimum of supervision and to follow through on assignments; willingness to work as part of a team

Background in an academic library environment or librarianship preferred but not required. Supervisory experience, especially with students employees, preferred. 

How to Apply:

Submit cover letter and resume as a single document at http://www.brandeis.edu/humanresources/jobs/external.html. Select option for "External Applicant".  Sort the job listing by clicking the Job ID column heading. Locate the desired job listing. Click the job title and then Apply Now. 

Closing Statement:

Brandeis University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourages minorities, women, disabled individuals, and eligible veterans to apply. It is the policy of the University not to discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of race, ancestry, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, national origin, disability, veteran status, or on the basis of any other legally protected category.

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Vermont Youth Tomorrow A*VISTA Program (2016-2017), Montpelier, VT

The specific library site is Kellogg Hubbard Library, but students may also be interested in our Franklin Grand Isle Bookmobile site if that's their focus. Or any of the others, hopefully!

Vermont Youth Tomorrow A*VISTA Program (2016-2017)

General Posting:

AmeriCorps VISTA (A*VISTA) members serve at nonprofit agencies, schools, and municipalities that tackle important social issues to alleviate poverty. By focusing on mobilizing resources and building organizational capacity, VYT A*VISTA members help low-income youth succeed academically, develop job skills, receive healthy meals, learn about sustainable agriculture and environmental stewardship, and become actively involved in their communities.

VYT A*VISTA members serve a year long term and receive a monthly living allowance: $1,108 for Chittenden, Franklin, and Grand Isle Counties (sites located in Burlington, Richmond, So. Burlington, Swanton, Williston, & Winooski); $973 for sites located in Vermont's other counties.  Members may place qualified student loans into forbearance during service and receive a $5,775 education award or $1,500 cash stipend after successful completion of the program.  The program also offers a health plan as well as a child care subsidy, for those who are eligible.  For more information about the VYT A*VISTA program, please visit: https://sites.google.com/site/vermontyouthtomorrowavista/

Anyone interested in applying can go to the main website at www.nationalservice.gov.

To apply--

Go to: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/publicRequestSearch.do    

For Program Name, type VYT.  

Click the Search button.    

All VYT sites currently recruiting should appear 

Apply to all positions that interest you

Application Deadline: June 22, 2016

Contact Info:

VYT A*VISTA Program - vyt.vistaleader@gmail.com

38 Elm Street/ PO Box 627

Montpelier, VT 05601-0627

802-229-9151

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Children's Services Department Manager, Jefferson-Madison Regional Library, Charlottesville, VA

FULL-TIME CHILDREN'S SERVICES DEPARTMENT MANAGER

DEADLINE: The deadline for this position is: Friday, June 17, 2016 by 5:00 p.m. All applications must be received by the deadline indicated.

POSITION: Full-Time Children's Services Department Manager-with office location at Central Library, 201 East Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Applicants must be available and willing to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends.

DESCRIPTION: The Jefferson-Madison Regional Library is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Children's Services Department Manager. This position is responsible for leading and coordinating library services for children and their families region-wide; provides public service in the children's department including reference, reader's advisory, computer assistance, programming, and supervision; does related work as required. (Please see the City of Charlottesville's website for the complete job description and to apply online at:http://www.charlottesville.org/jobs.)

Hiring salary range: $47,278.00 - $61,797.00 annually.

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Electronic Records Archivist, Kansas Historical Society, Topeka, KS

The Kansas Historical Society seeks an Electronic Records Archivist to advance the management and preservation of digital public records in the State of Kansas.

The Electronic Records Archivist will:

  • Provide records management consulting services to Kansas government agencies.
  • Develop and update electronic records management and digital preservation policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate the transfer of permanent digital records to the state archives.
  • Ensure that Kansas state government information technology project plans include appropriate provisions for managing and preserving long-term records.
  • Prepare new and revised records retention and disposition schedules for Kansas State Records Board review.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert in the domains of electronic records management and digital preservation.

State of Kansas job posting:
http://admin.ks.gov/services/state-employment-center/job/job-postings?id=183872

Complete position description:
http://www.kshs.org/about/pdfs/pd_policy_program_analyst.pdf

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

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

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

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

Apply online: https://facultyjobs.uga.edu/postings/934

 

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Call for proposals: AIB CILW 2016 Conference

The AIB Study Group on Cataloguing, Indexing, Linked Open Data and Semantic Web (CILW), part of the Italian Library Association (AIB), launches a call for proposals for the "AIB CILW 2016 Conference" to be held at the National Library in Rome, October 21, 2016. The Conference is organized in  collaboration with AIB Lazio and the National Library in Rome.

The Conference aims at presenting research and initiatives related to theoretical, methodological and technological innovation in the area of LAMMS (Libraries, Archives, Museums, Monuments and Sites), with particular regard to Linked Data and Semantic Web technologies.

The title of the Conference is "Revamping Information Resources: Granularity, Interoperability, and Data Integration".

The second session is devoted to "The universe of cultural resources: between eurekas and concrete actions" and will be organized through a call for proposals. The main purpose is to get contributions from scholars all around the world on theoretical and practical aspects of this area of research. The contributions will take the form of lightening talks and can be delivered either in Italian or in English.

The deadline for submission is June 20, 2016. Please note that the deadline may be extended.

Further information at:
http://www.aib.it/attivita/2016/56331-aib-cilw-2016-conference-call-for-proposals/

The full program along with detailed information on registration and logistics is expected to be published in June.

The Conference website is at:
http://www.aib.it/attivita/congressi/c2016/giornata-studi-aib-cilw-2016/aib-cilw-2016-conference/

The AIB CILW Study Group site is at:
http://www.aib.it/struttura/commissioni-e-gruppi/cnc/

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Call for Posters and Demos: SEMANTiCS 2016

The Linked Data Conference
Transfer // Engineering // Community

12th International Conference on Semantic Systems
Leipzig, Germany
September 12 -15, 2016
http://2016.semantics.cc

Important Dates (Posters & Demos)
* Submission Deadline: June 17, 2016 (11:59 pm, Hawaii time)
* Notification of Acceptance: July 15, 2016 (11:59 pm, Hawaii time)
* Camera-Ready Paper: August 1, 2016 (11:59 pm, Hawaii time)

Submissions via Easychair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=semantics2016research

The annual SEMANTiCS conference is the meeting place for professionals who make semantic computing work, who understand its benefits and encounter its limitations. Every year, SEMANTiCS attracts information managers, IT-architects, software engineers and researchers from organisations ranging from NPOs, through public administrations to the largest companies in the world. Attendees learn from industry experts and top researchers about emerging trends and topics in the fields of semantic software, enterprise data, linked data & open data strategies, methodologies in knowledge modelling and text & data analytics. The SEMANTiCS community is highly diverse; attendees have responsibilities in interlinking areas like knowledge management, technical documentation, e-commerce, big data analytics, enterprise search, document management, business intelligence and enterprise vocabulary management.

The success of last year's conference in Vienna with more than 280 attendees from 22 countries proves that SEMANTiCS 2016 will continue a long tradition of bringing together colleagues from around the world. There will be presentations on industry implementations, use case prototypes, best practices, panels, papers and posters to discuss semantic systems in birds-of-a-feather sessions as well as informal settings. SEMANTICS addresses problems common among information managers, software engineers, IT-architects and various specialist departments working to develop, implement and/or evaluate semantic software systems.

The SEMANTiCS program is a rich mix of technical talks, panel discussions of important topics and presentations by people who make things work - just like you. In addition, attendees can network with experts in a variety of fields. These relationships provide great value to organisations as they encounter subtle technical issues in any stage of implementation. The expertise gained by SEMANTiCS attendees has a long-term impact on their careers and organisations. These factors make SEMANTiCS for our community the major industry related event across Europe.

SEMANTiCS 2016 will especially welcome submissions for the following hot topics:
* Data Quality Management
* Data Science (Data Mining, Machine Learning, Network Analytics)
* Semantics on the Web, Linked (Open) Data & schema.org
* Corporate Knowledge Graphs
* Knowledge Integration and Language Technologies
* Economics of Data, Data Services and Data Ecosystems

Following the success of previous years, the "horizontals" (research) and "verticals" (industries) below are of interest for the conference:

Horizontals:
* Enterprise Linked Data & Data Integration
* Knowledge Discovery & Intelligent Search
* Business Models, Governance & Data Strategies
* Big Data & Text Analytics
* Data Portals & Knowledge Visualization
* Semantic Information Management
* Document Management & Content Management
* Terminology, Thesaurus & Ontology Management
* Smart Connectivity, Networking & Interlinking
* Smart Data & Semantics in IoT
* Semantics for IT Safety & Security
* Semantic Rules, Policies & Licensing
* Community, Social & Societal Aspects

Verticals:
* Industry & Engineering
* Life Sciences & Health Care
* Public Administration
* Galleries, Libraries, Archives & Museums (GLAM)
* Education & eLearning
* Media & Data Journalism
* Publishing, Marketing & Advertising
* Tourism & Recreation
* Financial & Insurance Industry
* Telecommunication & Mobile Services
* Sustainable Development: Climate, Water, Air, Ecology
* Energy, Smart Homes & Smart Grids
* Food, Agriculture & Farming
* Safety & Security
* Transport, Environment & Geospatial

Posters & Demos Track

The Posters & Demonstrations Track invites innovative work in progress, late-breaking research and innovation results, and smaller contributions in all fields related to the broadly understood Semantic Web. These include submissions on innovative applications with impact on end users such as demos of solutions that users may test or that are yet in the conceptual phase, but are worth discussing, and also applications or pieces of code that may attract developers and potential research or business partners. This also concerns new data sets made publicly available.

The informal setting of the Posters & Demonstrations Track encourages participants to present innovations to the research community, business users and find new partners or clients and engage in discussions about the presented work. Such discussions can be invaluable inputs for the future work of the presenters, while offering conference participants an effective way to broaden their knowledge of the emerging research trends and to network with other researchers.

Poster and demo submissions should consist of a paper of 1-4 pages that describe the work, its contribution to the field or novelty aspects. Submissions must be original and must not have been submitted for publication elsewhere. All submissions should follow the ACM ICPS guidelines for formatting. The layout templates can be found here: http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates. The best posters (5-6 papers) will be published in the digital library of the ACM ICP Series. The other papers will be published in the http://ceur-ws.org/. Papers should be submitted through EasyChair (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=semantics2016research). Papers must be submitted in PDF (Adobe's Portable Document Format) format. Other formats will not be accepted. For the camera-ready version, the source files (Latex, Word) will also be needed.

Submissions will be reviewed by experienced and knowledgeable researchers and practitioners; each submission will receive a detailed feedback. For demos, it would be beneficial to include also links enabling the reviewers testing the application or reviewing the component.

Important Dates (Posters & Demos)

  • Submission Deadline: June 17, 2016 (11:59 pm, Hawaii time)
  • Notification of Acceptance: July 15, 2016 (11:59 pm, Hawaii time)
  • Camera-Ready Paper: August 1, 2016 (11:59 pm, Hawaii time)

Poster and Demo Chairs:

  • Michael Martin, University of Leipzig
  • Mart? Cuquet, Semantic Technology Institute, University of Innsbruck
  • Erwin Folmer, University of Twente, Kadaster and Geonovum

Contact email address: semantics2016postersdemos@gmail.com

Conference Chairs:

  • Sebastian Hellmann, AKSW/KILT, InfAI, Leipzig University
  • Tassilo Pellegrini, UAS St. Pölten

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Poetics of the Algorithm: Narrative, the Digital, and 'Unidentified' Media

Poetics of the Algorithm: Narrative, the Digital, and 'Unidentified' Media is an international and bilingual conference organized by the ACME Comics Research Group and hosted by the University of Liège (Belgium), from June 16 to June 18, 2016. It focuses on interactive fiction, apps, digital comics, games, e-literature and other emerging, 'new' media. The conference will host workshops, roundtable discussions, panels, and presentations of papers.

The conference does not require advance registration (except the WREKshop). It is a free event and completely open to the public. All practical information is available on the website:https://poeticsofthealgorithm.wordpress.com/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1541606192815768/

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Supervisor Branch Services, Framingham Public Library, Framingham, MA

DEPARTMENT: McAuliffe Branch Library

SALARY: $ 27.95 - $35.53/hour; $54,504.32- $69,288.96 annual

HOURS: 37.5 hours per week, two evenings and Friday/Saturday rotation required

Organizational Scope: Works under the direction of the Director of Libraries and/or Assistant Director of Libraries.  Administers the operation of a Branch Library.

Frequent contact with the public and other Library and Town employees, and primary responsibility for resolution of patron public service problems requires the exercise of tact, diplomacy and flexibility. 

Major Responsibilities: Provides positive public service.  Responsible for all Branch Library operations, including circulation, reference, children's services, and programming.  Notifies Director or Assistant Director of matters requiring his/her attention. Supervises, schedules, trains and evaluates all Branch personnel. Ensures provision of high-quality public service at the Branch in consultation with Branch staff, Department Heads, and Director and Assistant Director.

  • Provides expert guidance, using print and automated sources, to patrons requesting information, thereby promoting increased use of library resources.
  • Collaborates with Main Library Acquisitions staff in selecting current adult circulating materials.

Maintains and develops existing adult collections and manages materials budget.

  • Supervises programming and community spaces at the Branch and collaborates with Main Library staff in delivering quality and relevant community programming. Plans, sets up, and maintains materials display. Stays current with developing technology as related to circulation and reference services.  May participate in outreach activities. Promotes library usage through community programming and interaction.
  • Screens and interviews personnel to fill Branch Library vacancies. 
  • In consultation with Director or Assistant Director and branch staff, responsible for organizing, and supervising the maintenance of the physical facility and the resolution of patron public service problems. Troubleshoots and performs routine maintenance on the branch's automated equipment.
  • As Department Head, participates in Department Head meetings and assists the Director in the formulation of policies and procedures. Participates in Minuteman Library Network or other committees. Performs other collection development duties as required. Updates, retrieves and interprets data in the library's automated systems. Prepares custom reports to facilitate maintenance of library collections. Responsible for special projects and other duties as assigned. 

Job Qualifications: Master's Degree in Library Science.

  • Three years public service experience.
  • Three years of progressively responsible experience in professional library positions.
  • One-year supervisory experience.
  • Experience with automated library systems.
  • Collection development experience preferred.
  • Strong supervisory, public service, interpersonal, organizational, planning, problem solving, and public service skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Computer skills.
  • Tact, diplomacy, flexibility.
  • Familiarity with Spanish or Portuguese desirable.

Physical Requirements: Employee must be capable of operating miscellaneous tools and office equipment relative to this position which shall include, but may not be limited to: computers, copiers, fax machines, and calculators. Time spent standing, walking, and sitting. (extended periods)

Lifting, pushing/pulling, or carrying of objects weighing up to 10 pounds with occasionally a maximum of 40 pounds. Climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, twisting, bending, and squatting.

Repetitive movements of the hands. Communicate effectively with others, orally and in writing. 

Work Environment: Work is performed primarily in an office environment with normal office noise and traffic.

Please visit our website: 

https://ess.framinghamma.gov/MSS/employmentopportunities/default.aspx

The Town of Framingham is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Systems Librarian, Memorial Hall Library, Andover, MA

We have a position opening for a Systems Librarian at Memorial Hall Library, Andover.

See description and apply online at:  https://aps1.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx  No paper applications accepted.

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

This is a fantastic opportunity for an MLS librarian who loves and excels at both technology and serving patrons directly at the Reference Desk and in training sessions.

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Reference Internships (2), State Library of Massachusetts Special Collections Department, Boston, MA

Summer - 2016

The Special Collections Department is offering part-time unpaid internships to assist with reference and exhibitions activities, but also including other special projects.

Internship 1: General Reference

The intern will work with staff to cover the reference desk (helping on-site patrons, answering telephone and written inquiries). Duties may also include processing of small collections, records management and appraisal of the Library's archival records, inventories and re-housing of historical materials, collection surveys, and digitization. We request a minimum commitment of eight hours per week, in blocks of four hours, preferably either 9am-1pm, or 1pm-5pm.

Start date: this internship will start on or about June 6, 2016.

Internship 2: Reference and Exhibitions

The intern will work with staff to cover the reference desk (helping on-site patrons, answering telephone and written inquiries). Primary duties outside of reference will include conducting the research, item and image selection, preservation review, scanning, creation of label text, and panel fabrication for an upcoming exhibition.

This internship will be half-time, five days per week.

Start date: this internship will start on or about June 6, 2016. 

Since the early nineteenth century, the State Library has collected materials that reflect Massachusetts' government, culture and history, and continues to maintain the most comprehensive collection of Massachusetts state publications in existence. Its collection has been carefully and thoughtfully gathered for almost 200 years, and it forms a tremendous resource for all areas of Massachusetts research. The Library has an active program to make its collections available through public programs, exhibitions, and digitization.

The State Library's Special Collections Department includes items that need special care due to their age, fragility, or format. Holdings comprise rare books, manuscripts, broadsides, newspapers, tax valuations, architectural drawings, prints and photographs, scrapbooks, and souvenirs. The collection is particularly strong in nineteenth and twentieth-century city directories, maps, and atlases. 

State Library internships are unpaid, but provide students with valuable work experience in a unique library setting. The library is conveniently located in downtown Boston in the Massachusetts State House, one block from the Park Street MBTA station. Our operating hours are Monday through Friday 9-5. 

For more information, contact Beth Carroll-Horrocks or Silvia Mejia at the Special Collections Department: special.collections@state.ma.us, or 617-727-2595. To apply for this internship, please send a cover letter and resume to special.collections@state.ma.us.

Please be sure to indicate which internship you are interested in.

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Instructional Design Librarian & Educational Content Developer (Two Positions), Virginia Tech's University Libraries, Blacksburg, VA

Virginia Tech's University Libraries has two exciting positions available! Review of applications for both openings will begin on July 1.

Instructional Design Librarian

Virginia Tech's University Libraries seeks creative and enthusiastic applicants for the position of Instructional Design Librarian. The Libraries aspire to prepare students to work, live, and thrive within a global context, and to partner with faculty incorporating a wide array of literacies, fluencies, competencies, and pedagogies into their teaching practices. Working widely across the library system and the University, this position presents a unique opportunity to be deeply engaged across the teaching and learning enterprise and to contribute to the ongoing development of a new online learning platform while also helping to shape the mission and vision of the online learning program as it is still developing.

Reporting to the Associate Director for Learning Services, the Instructional Design Librarian will serve as a member of the Learning Services unit and will work closely with other online learning specialists in the unit to continue in the development of a vision for the online learning program and collaborate with others to operationalize that vision. In addition, this position will be responsible for contributing to and leading strategic efforts for creating impactful, meaningful, and inclusive learning opportunities in support of the Libraries' undergraduate education program. To view the full position announcement, including required qualifications, please visit https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/66629.

Educational Content Developer

Virginia Tech's University Libraries seeks creative and enthusiastic applicants for the position of Educational Content Developer. The Libraries aspire to prepare students to work, live, and thrive within a global context and to partner with faculty incorporating a wide array of literacies, fluencies, competencies, and pedagogies into their teaching practices. Working widely across the library system and the University, this position presents an opportunity to be embedded in the early stages of creating an online learning platform that will be integral to the teaching and learning enterprise at Virginia Tech. Based on this person's technical expertise and interest level, there may be opportunities to engage in game-based design and other emerging technology areas for creating technology-enhanced learning opportunities.

Reporting to the Associate Director for Learning Services, the Educational Content Developer will serve as a member of the Learning Services unit and will work closely with other online learning specialists in the unit to continue in the development of a vision for the online learning program and collaborate with others to operationalize that vision. In addition, this position will be responsible for contributing to and leading strategic efforts for creating and marketing the online learning platform and other learning objects for integration in courses in the Canvas Learning Management system or on other web-based platforms.

To view the full position announcement, including required qualifications, please visit https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/66625. The application package needs to include a resume, cover letter addressing the candidate's experience with the responsibilities associated with the position, and the required and preferred qualifications, a portfolio of learning objects, including at least one video-based tutorial and one non-video based learning object and names of three (3) references and their contact information.

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Temporary Processing Intern, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA

Under the supervision of the Director of Archives and Special Collections, the Processing Intern will fully process the Robert and Susan Lloyd collection. This collection comprises approximately 35 linear feet of material (papers, sketches, photographs, architectural plans, reel-to-reel tapes, VHS tapes) documenting the Phillips Academy Art department, 1960s-1990s, including its influential Visual Studies program. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop comprehensive processing and access plan including workflow, arrangement, description, quality control
  • Execute the approved processing and access plan, meeting goals and deadlines.
  • Create MARC-based collection-level record.
  • Create DACS-compliant collection finding aid.

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience in processing archival collections preferred
  • Coursework and/or training in archival theory and best practices and national standards that govern the arrangement and description of archival materials including MARC, DACS and controlled vocabularies
  • Strong organizational and written communication skills
  • Familiarity with accepted conservation and preservation methods applied to manuscripts and sensitivity to proper care and handling of special collections
  • Attention to detail, accuracy and quality control
  • Must be able to lift and carry 30-pound boxes

Pay rate: $12.50/hour 

This position is paid on an hourly basis and is not benefits eligible.

Please submit resume and cover letter to hr@andover.edu

Phillips Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Library Service Opportunity (June 14, 15, and 16)

Please join SLIS from June 14 through June 16 to continue our work with the Boys and Girls Club of Boston (BGCB) to organize and process a library of print material for children and young adults at the organization's Charlestown club location.

During Spring Break, volunteers from SLIS worked to weed, organize, and process the Charlestown club's collection of children's books and succeeded in weeding the entire collection and sorting, labeling, and cataloging 1,246 books for the club's library.

Now, we want to finish the job!  Volunteers interested in joining us may sign up to participate on any day during the three-day period we will be on site at the Charlestown BGCB.  To make sure were are prepared with enough supplies, please email Amy Pattee (amy.pattee@simmons.edu) to sign up for one or more shifts during the June period of service:

Tuesday, June 14
9:00 am - 11:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Wednesday, June 15
9:00 am - 11:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Thursday, June 16
9:00 am - 11:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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

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

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

Hope to hear from you soon!

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Children's Room Assistant, Grafton Public Library, Grafton, MA

Children's Room Assistant, 10 hours / week

Duties include public service at the Children's circulation desk, using automated circulation system / online library catalog, responding to patron inquiries, shelving, filing, and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: College degree, high school graduation plus two years public library experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Familiarity with online databases, Microsoft Office, Internet searching and library automation.

Experience with integrated library system circulation module very desirable. Familiarity with Children's literature a plus. Minimum of two years experience in a position requiring face-to-face interaction with the public. Library experience, especially work with children, teens and seniors, and/or library information technology is desirable. Must be able to respond to patron requests for information and service knowledgeably, clearly, and cordially. Must have visual acuity required to read a wide variety of print materials and to work for prolonged periods of time at a computer screen. Must be able to carry books and other library materials up and down stairs, stand and/or sit for prolonged periods of time, stoop and reach, and lift 25 lbs. 

This is a part-time position without benefits. The schedule of 10-12 hrs/ week is variable and includes evening hours and a Saturday rotation. Salary, entry level: $15.34 per hour. Apply online at http://www.grafton-ma.gov/human-resources.

AA/EOE

Online application: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/2660011/Children-s-Library-Assistant-2-10-hour-positions

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Branch Librarian, Concord Free Public Library, Concord, MA

The Concord Free Public Library has an opening for a full-time (40 hours/week), Branch Librarian at the Fowler Branch Library.  This supervisory position offers a great opportunity for programming, outreach, and development of community partnerships.  Please see the below link for the full job posting http://www.concordma.gov/pages/ConcordMA_HR/Announcement%20Packet-Branch%20Librarian%20May%202016.pdf and please note that applications received by June 16th at Noon will receive priority consideration.

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Reference Archivist (part-time), Baker Library Historical Collections, Boston, MA

15 hours per week

Available immediately

Salary $25.00/hour

Summary:

Under the supervision of the Reference Librarian, provides reference and research services for Historical Collections. 

Key Responsibilities:

The Reference Archivist assists in the provision of all reference and research services to faculty, students, and visiting scholars on-site in the de Gaspé Beaubien Reading Room and through virtual reference services. Contributes as a member of the Historical Collections reference team. Consults various reference tools to determine which collections are most appropriate to fulfill the user's research objectives. Assists in the processing of patron requests for high-resolution scans from the collections and with tracking requests to publish images and text from the collections. Contributes to departmental wide statistics by helping to gather and collate data related to patrons and collection use. The Reference Archivist will also support the Harvard Business School Archivist by assisting with in-depth research related to HBS.

Assists the Reference Librarian in related public services duties as needed.

Requirements:

MLS and/or M.A. in relevant subject area. One year relevant public services experience, preferably in a special collections or archival environment. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Ability to work well independently as well as collaborate in a team-oriented environment. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a scholarly community seeking primary source material. Sensitivity to proper care and handling of special collections. Experience working with confidential records. 

Overview:

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

Baker Library Historical Collections provides access to these materials in the de Gaspé Beaubien Reading Room in Baker Library | Bloomberg Center.

Send letter of interest and resume to:

Melissa Murphy

Baker Library Historical Collections

Baker Library | Bloomberg Center

Harvard Business School

Soldiers Field

Boston, MA 02163

mmurphy@hbs.edu 

No phone calls please

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Software as a Service Catalog Specialist, 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.

Software as a Service Catalog Specialist

The Software as a Service Catalog Specialist (SaaSCS) is responsible for providing all aspects of set-up and ongoing support for EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) Catalogs and assisting in the set-up and ongoing support for EDS Institutional Repositories. This is an entry level position for a recent Master of Library and Information Studies graduate or someone with comparable experience and education.

Primary Responsibilities:

Support SaaS customers by providing initial set-up and continued support for EDS Custom Catalogs and Institutional Repositories.

Support includes but is not limited to:

  • Working closely with EBSCO Information Services Team members and the customer to obtain all necessary set-up information.
  • Working with a variety of international metadata standards.
  • Creating design instructions to map customer fields to EBSCO fields.
  • QA Testing of initial EDS Custom Catalog and Institutional Repository set-ups and going maintenance.
  • Working with Database Development, Production Operators, and Database Designers.
  • Maintain documentation on SaaS Operations Team and associated support procedures, including but not limited to creating internal and external FAQs.
  • Work closely with the Discovery Solutions Coordinator and/or Sales to provide support for questions pertaining to EBSCO's SaaS products/services.
  • Assist in the training of team members as necessary.
  • Assist in other Customer Relations team work as required.
  • Understand the technical environment, products serviced and systems used at EBSCO Industries, and by our customers.
  • Other areas of responsibility as deemed necessary for the proper support of customers and EBSCO's SaaS products/services.

Cultural Competencies:

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

Skills

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MLS or MLIS preferred
  • Library industry related experience a plus
  • Experience in data analysis and processing strongly preferred
  • Familiarity with XML a plus
  • Knowledge of MARC is preferred.

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.

Apply at link: http://bit.ly/20RuRfP (Job ID 8262)

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Head of Special Collections, Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge, MA

Under the direction of the Librarian, the Head of Special Collections is responsible for the effective and efficient management of all aspects of manuscripts, archives, rare books, and historical collections workflows. She or he plans, implements, and manages departmental projects while leading and managing two FTE professional staff and additional student assistants in description, arrangement, preservation, digitization, outreach, exhibit curation, and reference activities.

The Andover-Harvard Theological Library (AHTL) welcomes applications from collaborative, team-focused library professionals who will enthusiastically lead operations to build, describe, preserve, and promote its deep and remarkable special collections.
Description of duties:

  • Manages daily operations of all special collections activities; sets annual and long-term departmental strategic goals
  • Develops priorities, workflows, and policies for ongoing projects related to: collection development for physical and born digital collections; conservation and digital preservation; description, arrangement, cataloging, and storage
  • Participates in reference and research activities related to special collections
  • Participates in and promotes outreach activities to multiple communities
  • Solicits and selects materials donations appropriate for special collections; develops and maintains donor relationships
  • Establishes and communicates policies related to special collections security and environmental conditions for collection storage and access
  • Represents AHTL on Harvard Library, regional, and national committees
  • Participates in and supports departmental staff in continuing education and professional development opportunities (e.g. conferences, workshops, webinars) to maintain and develop required skills; cultivates awareness of special collections trends and best practices, assessing and integrating these as appropriate
  • Guides online presence for AHTL special collections


Harvard Divinity School's Andover-Harvard Theological Library (AHTL) holds 85,000 volumes of rare books and pamphlets, including early Hebrew, Latin, and Greek bibles, first editions of Luther, Calvin, Melanchthon, Zwingli, and other reformers, 16th- and 17th-century Dutch and Latin tracts, early editions of the works of the New England Puritans, and extensive holdings of works by 19th and 20th century Unitarians and Universalists. In addition, AHTL is the authorized repository for the archives of the Unitarian Universalist Association and holds major archival collections related to Unitarian Universalism. It holds the papers of Harvard Divinity School faculty members, the informal records of Harvard Divinity School, and other collections that support the School's mission to be a major resource in global religious studies.

Basic Qualifications:

Master's degree in Library/Information Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited library school. At least three years of supervisory experience within a special collections environment. Experience in the digital preservation of archival materials or rare books. Experience with descriptive standards (e.g., EAD, DACS, Dublin Core, RDA, DCRM).   

Additional Qualifications:

Academic study in the field of religion or history. Reading knowledge of at least one European language (preferably German) and Latin. Project management experience, demonstrating ability to prioritize, plan, and execute projects successfully. Demonstrated management of or participation in outreach activities. Demonstrated experience in cross-departmental or cross-institutional collaboration.

For more information and to apply, visit http://hr.harvard.edu/jobs/ and search ID number 38784BR

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Learning Design and Research Librarian, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA

The Learning Design and Research Librarian position combines the competencies and skill-set of an academic research librarian with an instructional designer's ability to develop, construct, implement and assess pedagogically sound tools and experiences. The Librarian will advance Gutman Library's current services to faculty, students, and staff, as well as position the Library to contribute to the Harvard Graduate School of Education's offerings of blended and virtual learning opportunities.  Reporting to the Head of Research and Writing Services, the Learning Design and Research Librarian will work collaboratively with the Research Services team and other stakeholders within HGSE and Harvard-wide to promote research literacy in all formats. The position will be the Library liaison to the HGSE Teaching and Learning Lab (TLL) and HGSE Programs in Professional Education (PPE).
 
Learning Design responsibilities include:

  • Identify, construct, implement, and promotes learning tools and instructional services in collaboration with the Research and Writing team.
  • Develop online tutorials, instruction sessions, workshops and presentations to promote general and course-specific research competencies.
  • Monitor and engage with the development of online and blended courses and programs at H GSE. Actively pursues opportunities to integrate research competency instruction.
  • Collaborate with librarians, IT staff, TLL staff, administrators, and faculty in the development of online learning specific to library research in the social sciences.
  • Collaborate with the Harvard Library User Experience Librarian, Online Learning Librarian and other library staff to improve user interfaces and learning
  • Conduct formal assessment of the Library's research services, including effectiveness and usability of online-learning objects and other library instructional materials in enhancing student-learning outcomes.


Research and Writing Services responsibilities include:

  • Participate in the provision of general reference services including library instruction sessions
  • Develop innovative approaches to in-person and virtual instruction.
  • Provide expertise and direction in the design and development of an evolving Department web presence, including content development, maintenance and evaluation.
  • Work cooperatively on departmental, HGSE and Harvard Library-wide initiatives and committees
  • Other responsibilities include: maintain a current awareness of emerging instructional design skills/techniques and their applications to library instruction; actively participate in local and national meetings and organizations. 

Finalists will be required to demonstrate knowledge and application of learning design principles as evidenced by a portfolio or other work exemplars.

Basic Qualifications:

  • MLS (Graduate degree in librarianship/Information Sciences) from an ALA accredited program or Masters in education.
  • Experience in effective instructional design in an educational setting, including design models and principles, pedagogical methods and assessment.
  • Experience effectively using emerging library and teaching/learning technologies, including course management systems.
  • Experience  working with reference and teaching  in face-to-face and online environments.
  • Demonstrated project management experience in a professional setting.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated affinity for and expertise in the use of educational technologies, digital tools and resources; in web development; and in multimedia design and production such as Storyline
  • Experience with design software such as Adobe Creative Suite or Cantasia
  • Expertise within a learning management environment appropriate to the requirements and expectations of the position
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a team environment
  • Experience with the course management system; Canvas is the CMS for HGSE.
  • Advanced assessment knowledge.
  • Previous work experience in an academic library setting.
  • Advanced degree in Instructional Design or Education, or comparable specialization. 

Additional Information

Please attach resume and cover letter as one document.

We regret that the Harvard Graduate School of Education does not provide Visa sponsorship.

For more information and to apply, visit http://hr.harvard.edu/jobs/ and search ID number 38804BR

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Access Services Librarian, Trinity College, Hartford, CT

Trinity College, a nationally recognized liberal arts college, seeks an energetic, forward thinking Access Services Librarian to join our team of committed information specialists.  This position reports to the Director of Library Technical Services within a recently merged Library and Information Technology Services Department.  The Access Services Librarian is key in representing Information Services to our community, demonstrating high customer service standards, and encouraging collaborative partnerships within the organization and beyond.

The Access Services Librarian actively manages circulation activities, resource sharing, and a print collection of over 750,000 volumes.  Responsibilities include training student staff, setting policy, and guiding daily operations of a busy library unit.  The Access Services Librarian proactively identifies the infrastructure and technological needs of the unit, collaborating with systems staff to reach solutions. In managing the unit, the successful candidate will create a supportive environment for unit staff that fosters growth and the development of skills.  

Minimum Qualifications

  • an ALA accredited master's degree in library or information science
  • three or more years of experience in positions of responsibility for staff and operations
  • excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a strong commitment to customer service
  • demonstrated project management experience
  • experience working with integrated library systems

For the full job description and application process, please visit https://trincoll.peopleadmin.com/postings/1067 .

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Cataloging and Metadata Services Librarian, Tufts University, Medford, MA

Cataloging and Metadata Services Librarian - Tisch Library-16001364

Description

Tisch Library supports Tufts' School of Arts & Sciences and the School of Engineering, providing the services and resources to assist members of the Tufts community in their teaching, learning and research. Tisch Library provides collections, expertise, and technology-rich environments to support the creation and dissemination of scholarship. The Technical Services Department provides support for the creation, management and preservation of scholarship. The department cultivates teamwork and collaborative relationships within and outside Tisch Library to provide high-quality resources and services for your users.

Reporting to the Assistant Director for Technical Services, the Cataloging and Metadata Services Librarian will help drive the development and growth of metadata services in Tisch Library in support of scholarship at the University. He/She will be part of a collaborative team that develops, recommends, and implements policies and procedures to provide cataloging and metadata services at the University.

Basic Requirements:

  • MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent experience in an academic research library
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of established and emerging national and international standards and tools relating to metadata and classification such as: Dublin Core, MODS, RDA, AACR2, LCSH, FRBR
  • Excellent analytical skills and oral and written communication skills. Evidence of high productivity and problem solving skills when working independently and in groups, as changing situations require
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, with good team-working skills, a strong service orientation, and a demonstrated commitment to staff development and diversity in the workplace
  • Knowledge of trends and issues in academic libraries, scholarly communications, higher education, publishing

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two or more years of professional experience working in an academic library setting.
  • Working knowledge of a foreign language desirable
  • Knowledge of music cataloging practices desirable
  • Experience with the management of electronic resources
  • Experience creating and/or working with authority data (e.g. LC authorities, Getty vocabularies, ISNI, etc.)
  • Familiarity with linked data and semantic web applications
  • Experience with original metadata creation and retrospective metadata projects
  • Familiarity with markup and transformation languages such as: HTML, XML, XSLT
  • Experience with XML editors such as Oxygen
  • Knowledge of metadata application in a repository environment

Tufts University is an AA/EO employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds. Please see the Tufts University non-discrimination statement.

Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Medford/Somerville
Job: Library
Organization: Tisch Library
Employee Status: Regular
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: May 19, 2016, 7:59:01 AM

Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/jdtpffk36r

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Substitute Reference Librarian, Hopkinton Public Library, Hopkinton, MA

Town of Hopkinton seeks a Substitute Reference Librarian:

This is a great opportunity for an energetic, enthusiastic individual with a flexible schedule to provide public library reference service on an on-call or as-needed basis.  This individual will also be added to our regular Saturday rotation for staffing the circulation desk (7 hours every 4-6 weeks). Under the direction of the Adult Services Librarian, the person in this position will provide reference coverage in the evening and be a substitute librarian to cover the reference desk at other times as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Masters in Library and Information Science (MLS) from an ALA accredited program or students close to completion of MLS.   
  • One or more years of professional experience in a public library or internship position.
  • Excellent customer service skills and ability to communicate and work effectively with other staff and library patrons of all ages.
  • Comfortable helping library users with the Internet, electronic library resources, computers and other technology.
  • Experience working in a team environment.
  • Experience in using an automated library system is preferred.

Pay Rate: $21.81 hourly

Applicants:

To be considered for this vacancy, applicants must submit an application, attached, with a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources Department no later than June 10, 2016.  While the preferred method of application is via e-mail at HR@hopkintonma.gov or through our website at www.hopkintonma.gov, applications will also be accepted via walk-in or mail at:  Town Hall, Human Resources Department, 18 Main St., Hopkinton, MA  01748.  The Town of Hopkinton is an equal opportunity employer.

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Substitute Reference Librarian, Boyden Library, Foxborough, MA

The Boyden Library, Town of Foxborough, seeks qualified applicants for the position of Substitute Reference Librarian.

Duties include but are not limited to: Provides reference services to the public, using print, electronic and web-based reference sources. Assists with the use of public computers and printing. Performs other related duties as required.

Substitute Reference Librarians provide public service desk coverage as needed to cover staff vacations, sick leave, etc. May work day, evening, or weekend hours. This is an as-needed, non- benefit position.

Qualifications: MLS (or equivalent library degree) from an ALA-accredited institution required. Minimum of six (6) months of public library experience, including some professional public service work and experience with automated library systems, personal computers, and webbased information searching required. Must have excellent interpersonal and communications skills.

Compensation: $27.66 per hour, non-benefit position

Applications will be accepted online only and should include resume and three references. To apply: https://muselfservice.foxborough.k12.ma.us/MSS/employmentopportunities/default.aspx By June 3, 2016

Posting Date: May 24, 2016

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Town of Foxborough accommodates the needs of all physically challenged or disabled people by all reasonable means in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SUMMARY

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

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

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

STAFF MANAGEMENT AND JOB CONTACTS

Reporting Relationships

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

Supervises:  N/A

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

JOB REQUIREMENTS

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

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

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

Work Environment
This position regularly works in an office environment.

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

Christian Science Information

Mother Church membership is not required.

To Apply

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesdays, 3-8 p.m.

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

Duties include:

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

Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Relevant prior experience may include:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Relevant prior experience may include:

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

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

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

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

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

Join The Boston VA Health Care System - Knowledge Library Team

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Part-time (15 hours/week)

Responsibilities

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

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

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

Qualifications

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

How to Apply

Please send cover letter and resume to:

Daisy Paul, Director of the Learning Resource Center

dpaul@woodtobecoburn.edu.

About Wood Tobé-Coburn

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

Wood Tobe-Coburn School

8 E 40th St

New York, NY

10016

 

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Head of Bookmobile Services, Beverly Public Library, Beverly MA

Duties/Description:

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

Qualifications:

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

Salary:
$28.91 per hour to start

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

Open until filled.

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

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

Responsibilities:

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

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

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

Qualifications:

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

Current Hours:

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

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

Salary: $15/hour

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

Human Resources

The New England College of Optometry

424 Beacon Street

Boston, MA 02115

HRDepartment@neco.edu

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Library Media Specialist, Windsor High School, Windsor, CT

Full Time

Duties/ Description:

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

Qualifications: Available: August 25, 2016

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

Preferred qualifications:

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

Salary: Per Teachers' Contract

Closing Date: Open until filled

Apply: www.windsorct.org

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Customer Service Associate, Yankee Book Peddler, Contoocook, NH

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

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

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

YBP Customer Service Associate

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

Primary Responsibilities:

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

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

Role-Based Competencies:

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

Cultural Competencies:

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

Skills

Requirements:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

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

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

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

Job Posting Announcement: 5/23/2016

(12 Month Tenure Track)

SALARY LEVEL: $75,544.00, CCP20

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

ANTICIPATED STARTING DATE: August, 2016

QUALIFICATIONS:

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

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

APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 30, 2016

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

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

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

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Customer Service Bibliographer, Yankee Book Peddler, Contoocook, NH

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

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

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

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

Primary Responsibilities:

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

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

Role-Based Competencies:

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

Cultural Competencies:

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

Skills

Requirements:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

Bibliographer, CS - French

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

Primary Responsibilities:

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

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

Role-Based Competencies:

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

Cultural Competencies:

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

Skills

Requirements:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

Bibliographer, CS - French

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

Primary Responsibilities:

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

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

Role-Based Competencies:

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

Cultural Competencies:

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

Skills

Requirements:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

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

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

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Branch Librarian, Concord Free Public Library, Concord, MA

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

Salary Range $58K - $88K

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

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

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

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

Job Announcement Number:  150257

Duties:

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

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

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

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

The position is located in Washington, DC.

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

Apply at USAJOBS:

https://login.usajobs.gov

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

About North Shore Community College:

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

Job Description:

Librarian II, Access Services

Grade 18, AFSCME Unit Position, 37.5 hours/week

Lynn/Danvers Campus

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

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

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

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


Requirements:

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

Additional Information:

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

STARTING DATE:  ASAP

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

Application Instructions:

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

To Apply:

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

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Reference Librarian, Norwalk Library, Norwalk, CT

Description of Work

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

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

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

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

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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

Minimum Qualifications

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

To Apply

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CALL FOR PAPERS

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

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

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

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

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

SUBMISSION INFORMATION

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

*IMPORTANT DATES

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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Sciences Liaison, Wheaton College, Norton, MA

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

Job Requirements

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

Subject Focus - Sciences:

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

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Branch Librarian, Concord Free Public Library, Concord, MA

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

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

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Library Media Specialist, Alden Elementary School, Duxbury, MA

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

Full-time Position

Alden Elementary School  -  Elementary Grades 3-5

Posting Date: June 6, 2016

Employment starts on August 31, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Job ID 160999

Description

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

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

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

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

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

Initial responsibilities:

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

Qualifications

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

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

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

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

Position Focus

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

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

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

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

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

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

Required Education

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

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

Required Skills and Abilities

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

Preferred Education, Experience, Skills

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

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Circulation Assistant, Lynnfield Public Library, Lynnfield, MA

Full Time

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Position Focus

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

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

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

Departmental URL

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

Required Education and Experience

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

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

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

Required Skills and Abilities

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

Preferred Education, Experience, Skills

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

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

Duties/Description:

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

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

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

Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wage/​Salary:

Competitive

Job Description:

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

Application Instructions:

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

Online Application Address:

https://www.wells.edu/employment

 

 

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

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

Primary Responsibilities:

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

Job Qualifications:

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

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

GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION:

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

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

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

Additional Information:

Travel throughout New England Required.

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

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

Overview

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

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

Responsibilities

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

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

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

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

  • Create documentation for Google Analytics.

  • Review documentation for various Knowledge Management processes.

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

  • Assume other duties as assigned or as responsibilities dictate.

Qualifications

  • Currently working towards undergraduate or graduate degree (required)

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Knowledge of Google Analytics helpful but not required

To Apply

View job posting on Bain & Company website.

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

Overview

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

Responsibilities

Research Support

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

Administrative

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

Qualifications

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

To Apply

View posting at Bain & Company website.

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

Analysis Group, Inc.

Research Internship Description

Headline:                   Business/Legal Research Internship (Paid)

Job title:                    Research Intern

Department:              Marketing

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

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

Hourly rate:              $20.00/hour

Summary:

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

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

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

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

Relationships

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

Qualifications

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

Application Process:

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

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

Baker Library Historical Collections

15 hours per week

Available immediately

Salary $15.00/hour

Specific Duties:

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

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

Available immediately, this is a 15 hour per week, year round position. Hours must be completed between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Preference will be given to undergraduate and graduate students. 

Requirements:

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

Overview:

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

Baker Library Historical Collections provides access to these materials in the de Gaspé Beaubien Reading Room in Baker Library | Bloomberg Center. 

Send letter of interest and resume to:

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

No phone calls please

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Summer Intern, Merrimack Public Library, Merrimack, NH

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

Apply:

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

Merrimack Public Library
470 Daniel Webster Highway
Merrimack, NH 03054

Website: www.merrimacklibrary.org 

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Librarian, CATS Academy Boston, Braintree, MA

Reports to: Head of School

Location: CATS Academy

Job Overview

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

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

Main Responsibilities

Administration

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

Information Specialist

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

Teacher

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

Education

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

Experience

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

 Skills

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

Behaviors

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

Compensation/Contract Term

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

Application Instructions

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

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

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

Some Responsibilities Include:

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

Expected Educational Outcomes:

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

Basic Qualifications:

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

Additional Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The successful candidate for this position will:

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

Required

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

Preferred

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

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

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

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

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Instruction Librarian, Radford University, Radford, VA

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

Required qualifications

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

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience in instruction.
  • Academic library experience.

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

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

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

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

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

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Volunteer Opportunity with Boston Book Festival

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Qualifications & Skills

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

Responsibilities

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

Salary: $52,650 to $56,000

To Apply

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Salary: $14.00/hour. 

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

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

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Call for Participation, ALISE 2017, Atlanta, GA

January 17 - January 20, 2017

Conference Theme: Community Engagement & Social Responsibility

http://www.alise.org

DEADLINE: July 1, 2016

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

Submission Guidelines

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

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

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

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

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

DEFINITION

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

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

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

OTHER DUTIES

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

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

Education and Experience

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

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

Provide direction and supervision directly or indirectly to all department personnel

PHYSICAL ELEMENTS

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

TO APPLY

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

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

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Learning Services Librarian, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

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

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

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

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

Job Type: Full-Time

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

DEPARTMENT:   Library

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

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

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

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

JOB SUMMARY:

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

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

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

MATERIAL AND EQUIPMENT USED:

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED;

Education and Experience:

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

Licenses and Certifications: None.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES;

Knowledge of:

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

Skills in:

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

Mental and Physical Abilities to:

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

Working Conditions:

Work is performed in a library. 

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

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

12-Month Non-tenure Track Librarian/Instructor 

Do you want to...

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

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

The Position

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

The Library

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

The Place

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

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

Your Qualifications

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

To Apply

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

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

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

Responsibilities

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

Experience and Qualifications

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essential Job Functions:

Manages the Teen Room and Program

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

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

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

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:

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

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

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

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Science Librarian, Colby College, Waterville, ME

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

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

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

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

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

Minimum qualifications:

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

Preferred qualifications:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

THE LIBRARIES 

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

Health Sciences Library

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

HEALWA

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

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

THE POSITION

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

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

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

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

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the work place
  • Experience managing an electronic collection and/or continuing education budget;
  • At least two years departmental or programmatic supervisory experience
  • Recent record of successful partnerships with campus and consortial organizations
  • Demonstrated knowledge of evidence-based practice and its application within a variety of health science disciplines
  • Experience and comfort using new and emerging technologies
  • Ability to work collaboratively and collegially within a team
  • Expert in communicating and managing relationships with stakeholders

Preferred

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

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

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

BENEFITS

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

APPLICATION PROCESS

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

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

APPLICATION DEADLINE

To ensure consideration, applications should be received no later than 5:00 pm, Friday, June 10, 2016.

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

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

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

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

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

THE LIBRARIES: 

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

Health Sciences Library

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

Regional Medical Library, NN/LM PNR

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

THE POSITION

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

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

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

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

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

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

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

Preferred:

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

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

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

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

APPLICATION PROCESS

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

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

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

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

Please use "Librarian Application: Research & Data Coordinator" in the subject heading

Please submit all components in a single, multi-page PDF document. All submissions will be maintained in a secure, password protected online file space during the course of the search. Campus constituents may have access to some material, including CVs

APPLICATION DEADLINE

To ensure consideration, applications should be received no later than 5:00 pm, Friday, June 17, 2016.

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

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

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

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

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

THE ROLE

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

The Setting

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

Primary Responsibilities

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

Qualifications

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

About Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

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

Submission Procedure

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

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

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

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

Position Description

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

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications

REQUIRED

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

PREFERRED

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

Salary

Commensurate with qualifications and experience

To Apply

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

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

E-mail applications accepted.

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

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

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Information Services Librarian, Sharon Public Library, Sharon, MA

Definition

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

Supervision

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

Job Environment

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

Operates computer and other standard office equipment.

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

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

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

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

Provides readers' advisory services to all library users.

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

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

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

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

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

Performs circulation functions as necessary.

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

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

Performs other related duties as required.

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

Recommended Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience

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

Knowledge, Ability and Skill

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

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

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

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

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

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

Library Director Lee Ann Amend at:

Lamend@ocln.org

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

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

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Starting Salary: Depends on Qualifications

Job Type: Regular Full-Time

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

Department: School of Law, Library

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

Essential Duties:

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

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

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

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

Perform other related duties as assigned or required.

Qualifications:

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

Supplemental Information:

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

To Apply:

View posting online.

 

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Head of Technical Services, Barry University, Orlando, FL

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

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Starting Salary: Depends on Qualifications

Job Type: Regular Full-Time

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

Department: School of Law, Library

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

Essential Duties:

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

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

Plans for TS function need by:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Performs other related duties as assigned or as required.

Qualificaitons:

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

Supplemental Information:

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

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

Apply Online:

View posting online.

 

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

Job Summary

The Outreach and Research Services Librarian will:

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

Minimum Qualifications

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

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

Preferred Qualifications

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

To Apply

View posting online.

 

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

Position Information:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Required Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualification

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

To Apply

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

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

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

Deadline is Thu, May 26, 2016.

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Law Librarian, AccuFile Inc., Boston, MA

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

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

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

Core responsibilities:

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

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

Qualifications:

MLS required.

Law library experience or JD preferred.

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

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Reference Librarian, Bentley University, Waltham, MA

Job Description:

Position Information:

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

Primary Responsibilities Include:

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

Essential Functions:

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

Minimum Qualifications (Education and Experience Requirements)

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

Preferred Qualifications

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

Physical Demands

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The work requires some physical exertion such as long periods of standing; or recurring activities such as bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching; or recurring lifting of moderately heavy items such as boxes of books or journals.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Application Instructions:

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

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

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

Online Application Address:

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

 

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

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

The Library Assistant will also:

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

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

In addition, the Library Assistant will have demonstrated:

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

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

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

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

Help Me Hack the Library!

Temple Israel Library
477 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

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

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

Description

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

The main projects for the summer session will be:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Temporary Library Assistant, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

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

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

Hours:  MON - FRI, mornings

Duties:

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

Requirements:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Availability:

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

Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Internship Description:

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

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

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

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

Compensation
Unpaid


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

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

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

The intern position focus will include:

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

Compensation
Unpaid

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Desired Qualifications

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

Additional Qualifications

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

Compensation
Unpaid

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

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

Technology Librarian

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

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

Position Responsibilities:

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

Required Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

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

About the Library:

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

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

The Library offers an excellent benefits package that includes medical, access to dental, life, and disability insurance, as well as TIAA retirement. Successful candidates will be subject to a pre‐employment background check.

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

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

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

Position Title:            Children's Librarian, Part Time

Department:              Library                     

Location:                   330 Homer Street

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

Grade:                       S08

Department Head:     Philip E. McNulty, Director

Posting:                    External

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Duties and Responsibilities

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

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

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

Appointment Terms

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

To Apply

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

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

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Research Room Internship, JFK Presidential Library, Boston, MA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

Qualifications:

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

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

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


Call for Submissions: ASIST

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

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

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

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

SUBMISSION DEADLINEJuly 1, 2016

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

  • Your Name and affiliation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • your full name and affiliation

  • Email address 

  • Video Title

  • URL to your video file

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

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

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

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

 

Good luck, everyone!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

Job Title: Special Projects Assistant 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Job Description:

NET COLLECTION CATALOG PROJECT (40%)

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

PBS NEWSHOUR DIGITIZATION PROJECT (45%)

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

AMERICAN ARCHIVE OF PUBLIC BROADCASTING (15%)

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

GENERAL

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

Degree: MLIS or similar degree required

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

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

Term: This is a one-year position.

Compensation: $31,411 - $36,000 

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

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

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

NEW CANAAN LIBRARY VISION

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

OUR VALUES

  • Lifelong learning
  • Respect
  • Service
  • Excellence
  • Professionalism

ROLE PURPOSE

Position responsibilities:

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

Deliverables

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

Accountabilities

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

Skills & Attributes

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

Competencies

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

SALARY

$51,000 - $62,000

REQUIREMEMENTS

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

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

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

Essential Functions

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

Qualifications

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

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

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

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

Compensation:

Rate:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hope to hear from you soon!

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Architecture Media Politics Society(AMPS) Internships

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

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

Several positions are available:

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

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

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Assistant Director, Marion Carnegie Library, Marion, IL

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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Reformatting Internship, National Public Radio, Washington, DC

Overview:

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

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

Responsibilities:

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

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

In your cover letter, please tell us about your: 

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

APPLY HERE

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Data Strategy Internship, National Public Radio, Washington, DC

Overview:

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

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

Responsibilities:

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

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

In your cover letter, please tell us about your:

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

APPLY HERE

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Senior Information Specialist, LL Global, Windsor, CT

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

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

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

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

Essential Functions
65% of Total Position

  1. Provides Consultative Services and Information Services

Supporting Actions:

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

30% of Total Position

  1. Professional Library Activities