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Technology Services Librarian, Weymouth Public Libraries, Weymouth, MA

The Weymouth Public Libraries is in need of a proven professional and self-starting librarian interested in being a key member of a progressive, dynamic library system. We seek an innovative, collaborative, flexible, and service-oriented professional librarian to provide technology and reference services. It is an exciting time to join our team as we prepare to submit a construction grant application to the MBLC to build a new main library. In addition, our culture of "Yes!" has resulted in a large growth in programs and services for grateful and increasingly engaged library patrons and local decision makers.

Supervision

Works under the general supervision of the Head of Reference & Adult Services. May receive technology-related direction and guidance from the Town of Weymouth's Chief Information Officer with the approval of the Head of Reference & Adult Services.

Job Environment

Work is performed under typical office and library conditions. The work environment is moderately quiet. Occasionally required to work outside of normal business hours. In addition, may be required to work on weekends and evenings when staffing levels and staffing situations dictate. Operate computer and other standard office equipment. Daily contact with library patrons, other town departments, vendors, and other library organizations by phone, in person, and in writing.

Essential Functions

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

Designs, develops, manages, and supports information technology systems for the library as well as provides staff and public with support for computers, software, peripherals, and associated technology. Provides basic technical administration of the library's computer network systems intended to complement but not supplant the work of the Town's Information Technology staff. Installs, configures and maintains library computer hardware and software. Assists in maintaining and trouble-shooting the wireless internet access; manages and maintains audio/visual equipment; and assists with troubleshooting the telephone system. Manages digital collections and their access tools and develops and supports server-based technologies for the delivery of library services including but not limited to: the integrated library system (ILS), licensed databases, email and social networking marketing, and communication/graphic design production. Participates in updating website and social media presence. Specializes in the management of the library's digital resources and electronic content. Prepares a plan and related grant applications for the digitization of the local history collection. Works with patrons in assisting with user technology-related questions and problem resolution as needed; teaches instructional classes in the use of computers, mobile devices, digital resources, and other technology as needed. Works with staff to develop technology competencies and creates and delivers staff training as needed. Assists Director of Library Services with internal and external presentations reliant on technology and recommends technology equipment purchases and the procurement of support services; maintains records to document and facilitate software and database licensing and relicensing; maintains preventative maintenance and replacement schedules for all information technology and audio-visual hardware, and prepares a written Technology Plan for the Director of Library Services, as required. Responsible for providing reference services to the general public as assigned.

Recommended Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience

Master's degree in library and information sciences from an ALA-accredited school and at least three years of professional library experience. Certification by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Experience with integrated library systems, hardware, software, emerging technologies, website design, and mobile services. Experience with project management.

Knowledge, Ability, and Skill

Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of library principles, practices, and current trends and resources in technology services and reference. Working knowledge of Macromedia Dreamweaver & Microsoft Office or similar products; graphic design software; Windows operating systems and networking; HTML, HTML5, RSS, XML or successor standards; LAN and TCP/IP configuration; basic computer and peripheral hardware support and troubleshooting; software applications support; and network printer configuration and troubleshooting. Extensive knowledge of and comfort with emerging library/information technology skills and trends. 

Ability and Skill: Familiarity, comfort, and skill with downloadable media, blogs, social networks, and website maintenance. A strong public service commitment. Excellent skills in interpersonal relations, and written, oral, and online communication. Excellent organizational, planning, and problem-solving skills. Ability to excel as a teacher in a group setting or one on one. Ability to work creatively, effectively, independently, and cooperatively with colleagues, patrons, and the community at large. Ability to foster open communication and cooperative relationships. Must have superior abilities in the area of reference and reader's/listener's/viewer's advisory. Ability to troubleshoot software and hardware. Must be comfortable with and have a history of public speaking and presentation experience.

Physical Requirements

Light physical effort required in carrying and shelving books, and in performing other typical library functions. Frequent standing, walking, bending, reaching, and climbing. Ability to operate a keyboard at an efficient speed. Frequently required to sit and talk or hear, use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move materials weighing up to 60 pounds.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and completed Town of Weymouth Employment Application form to Human Resources, Weymouth Town Hall, 75 Middle Street, Weymouth, MA 02189 or tojobs@weymouth.ma.us. Town of Weymouth Employment Application forms can be found at http://www.weymouth.ma.us/human-resources/pages/employment-opportunities

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Access Services/Assessment Librarian, Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI

Job Description:

Under the direction of the Research/Access Services Librarian, the Access Services and Assessment Librarian manages a variety of access and resource sharing functions that support patron access to legal information sources. Under the direction of the Assistant Dean for Library and Information Services, oversees the collection and management of data for library assessment, planning, and reporting requirements.

Selected functions include oversight of circulation, reserves, and interlibrary loan; design and administration of a comprehensive library assessment program using existing library data sources and developing appropriate assessment and usability instruments; analyzes and communicates assessment findings; collects and reports statistical data to internal and external constituencies; provides reference and research services; hires, trains, and manages student library assistants.

Requirements:

  • Master's degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited school.
  • Minimum of one years' library experience, preferably in a law library.
  • Strong service orientation.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills to interact with faculty, students, visitors and staff.
  • Ability to function as a team member.
  • Ability to work independently with little or no supervision.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize tasks and projects.
  • Attention to detail needed to complete tasks in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Ability to work evening and weekend hours.
  • Dedication to professional development.
  • Intermediate computer skills, including a working knowledge of the current University supported Windows environment, Word or WordPerfect, Excel and Outlook.

For more information and to apply: https://rwu.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp;jsessionid=AD1B122EB8672558F4A0820C55992AD4?JOBID=74996

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Technology Intern, Venerini Academy, Worcester, MA

Venerini Academy - a private, Catholic Pre-K 3 to 8th grade school in Worcester, MA - is looking to host a technology intern to come in one day a week of their choosing to teach basic computer classes to 4th-8th graders for the fall semester. The intern would create lesson plans and deliver them to 45 minute classes during the 8:30 to 3pm school day (so about 5 or 6 classes each week). There is plenty of room to be creative and have fun in this position. Students need basic, scaffolded lessons in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Other programs/Internet apps can be introduced as well depending on the intern's strengths/interests.

Qualifications: School library program students preferred. Some substitute teaching experience or at least the desire to teach MS Office skills is required. Ability to commit to one day per week 8:30am to 3pm for the fall semester is required. The intern must project a professional demeanor.

A glowing reference letter signed by the Library Director and Head of School will be presented to the intern at the end of the fall semester for a job well done.

Venerini Academy class sizes are small around 15 - 20. More information about the school can be found at http://veneriniacademy.com/

Interested people can email their resume and cover letter to Elizabeth Gauthier, Librarian: elizabeth.gauthier@worcesterdiocesek12.org

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Reference and Instruction Librarian, Lasell College, Newton, M

The Brennan Library at Lasell College, located in Newton, MA, invites applications for the position of Part Time Reference and Instruction Librarian. The Librarian will provide research level library services, and answer reference and research questions via the Information Desk, online-chat forum, phone, and text message.

This position involves providing services to students (undergraduate and graduate) and faculty. The Librarian will work regularly scheduled hours at the reference desk, assist with information literacy instruction, and provide online services to distance education students; both on-campus and virtual. The Librarian will develop materials and guides to support teaching and learning within the Lasell community.

This is a Part-time (20 hours per week), Academic Year (10-month) position. No benefits.
We offer a very pleasant learner centered environment.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

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

  • Work assigned hours at the Reference Desk.
  • Assist with teaching Information Literacy classes.   
  • Conduct outreach to graduate students and faculty, using in-person and online opportunities.
  • Create Libguides or other online tutorials.  

Education

An MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution required

Please apply through our website:
http://www.lasell.edu/discover-lasell/human-resources/staff-positions/reference-and-instruction-librarian.html

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Communication, Media and Film Librarian, Boston University, Mugar Library, Boston MA

** Please Apply through the Boston University Human Resources Careers Site

Job Description

Lead library staff in providing film, video, and new media collections and services across all academic departments and schools at Boston University. Serve as primary liaison to the College of Communication (including the departments of Film & Television; Journalism; Mass Communication, Advertising & Public Relations; and Emerging Media Studies) and the School of Hospitality Administration. Provide library instruction, research, and consultative services for faculty and students in the discovery, evaluation, and organization of scholarly resources as both specialist and generalist collaborating in a team environment. Work with appropriate campus units to integrate library media collections into academic curriculum. Develop and maintain web-based materials to support and maintain these services. Manage library collections for Communication and Hospitality Administration.

Required Skills

Masters degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution or equivalent. A degree in or one year of experience in one or more of these disciplines: Advertising and Public Relations, Communication Studies, Journalism, and Film & Television, or Emerging Media. Experience working with media collections, including streaming media, preferably in a library setting. Strong oral and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills to work effectively with diverse populations of faculty, staff and students. Demonstrated expertise using web technologies for accessing and creating resources. Successful candidate will be hired as Librarian I or II based upon experience.

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

Position Type

Full-Time/Regular

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Teen Services Coordinator, Cumberland Public Library, Cumberland, RI

DUTIES:  Looking for energetic and enthusiastic individual seeking the challenge and excitement of "connecting" teens with library services in a suburban community of 34,000.  Position includes responsibility for young adult collection development, including on-line services and other new technologies, as well as young adult programming, publicity, planning and outreach.  Must also provide reference and research assistance and reader's advisory to young adult patrons.  Supervisor to one part-time employee. Coordinates services with the Reference, Adult Services and Children's Librarians.

QUALIFICATIONS:  ALA/MLS (by December 2016)  Experience preferred.

HOURS:  35+ hour work week, includes two evenings and alternate Saturdays; Sundays optional at overtime rates.

SALARY:  $52,226.43 to start.   4 weeks vacation plus excellent benefits.

APPLY:  Send resume and three (3) references by September 3, 2016 to administration@cumberlandlibrary.org 

(Full job description available at www.cumberlandlibrary.org.)

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Library Clerk, Boston Architectural College Library, Boston, MA

The Library Clerk is a part-time, pre-professional position of 13-19 hours per week that provides assistance in multiple areas of the Library including circulation, reference, acquisitions, book processing, and shelving. The Library Clerk reports to the Associate Library Director.

I. Responsibilities and Duties

  • Circulation, shelving, and retrieval of library materials.
  • Fills requests for items on reserve and at storage.
  • Is responsible for library's opening and closing procedures.
  • Provides research and reference assistance to students, faculty, and the public.
  • Provides instruction in the use of library materials, including indexes, reference materials and electronic resources.
  • Assists with maintenance of periodical collection.
  • Assists with the physical processing and maintenance of books.
  • Assists with the creation and maintenance of LibGuides.
  • Other projects as assigned.

II. Standards of Professionalism

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

Service orientation:  Success in this position requires a service-oriented perspective in which, to the greatest extent possible, students and faculty feel valued and well served by you as a representative of the BAC. 

Confidentiality and discretion:  Success in this position requires the ability not only to maintain the confidentiality of BAC records, but also the ability to discern when it is appropriate to divulge privileged information. 

III. Qualifications

B.A. or previous library experience required. Coursework towards M.L.S. degree is highly desirable. Must be able to work independently and as part of a team.  Experience with the literature of architecture or art history is desirable as is experience with information literacy instruction and/or ease with technology and social media. 

IV. Requirements

Must be able to work at least one weekday evening until 10:30 and one weekend day with additional hours possible.

V. 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=535952

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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Reference Information Librarian, Brookline Public Library, Brookline, MA

The Town of Brookline is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Reference Information Librarian Provides reference/information and reader's advisory services to patrons. Assists the public in the use of print and non-print library resources including, but not limited to, books, periodicals, indexes, microforms, pamphlets, government documents and electronically stored information. Performs collection development and maintenance duties including reading reviews, making recommendations for purchase, shelf reading, weeding and other tasks. Assists the Assistant Director for Technology (ADT) in the administration and troubleshooting of a local area network of approximately 150 workstations and servers. Takes a leadership role in the design and maintenance of the Library web site and web services. Assists with training and supervision of volunteers and or other subordinate staff on specific projects, and may assist with circulation tasks. Graduate from an accredited college and a master's degree in library science from an ALA accredited school. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and a strong commitment to public service are essential. At least three years library experience and a strong computer and technical background are required. Ability to learn and adapt to new technologies/systems/architecture. Ability to work at a fast pace and multi-task.  Knowledge of operating systems, web server applications, scripting languages, WordPress, and integrated library systems, particularly Sierra. Speaking or reading knowledge of Russian, Chinese or Spanish is desirable. Starting salary $27.65/hour plus generous benefits.

Resume and cover letter or application by September 13, 2016 to: BrooklineJobs@BrooklineMA.gov

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Elementary Digital Learning Specialist, Andover Public Schools, Andover, MA

The Elementary Digital Learning Specialist guide and support the use of all of the district's technology resources both in and out of the classroom. Their primary role is to support elementary teachers in the integration of technology into the teaching and learning process by providing professional learning, modeling and coaching. In addition, they assist in the research, development and evaluation of new methods and digital tools that advance our programs. They are guides, coaches, and facilitators helping teachers and administrators acquire a deep understanding of digital literacy skills.

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Massachusetts's certification in Instructional Technology Specialist, All Level (required).
  • Previous elementary teaching experience (preferred).
  • Demonstrated understanding of appropriate class management skills.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Collaborate with teachers to support their use of technology in delivery of curricula through a variety of instructional methods, including planning, co-teaching, and reflecting. In partnership, the DLS will work with teachers toward integrating the use of hardware, software, and Internet resources to support student learning.
  • Create learning resources for students and support teachers in producing their own resources - including websites, tutorials, and databases to support technology integration.
  • Demonstrated ability to use technology for project-based learning activities.
  • Provide technical support and report technical problems to district technicians.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide training for teachers for technology integration by coaching, mentoring and teaching workshops.
  • Direct instruction without classroom teachers: design and develop student-learning activities that integrate technology in a variety of subject areas for diverse student populations.
  • Work closely with the school librarian to develop and implement a comprehensive research and digital curriculum.
  • Work cooperatively with other Digital Learning Specialist to implement the program. 
  • Work cooperatively with staff members at the schools. 

Resumes will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Please try to have application materials submitted as soon as possible. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. 

  • Cover letter specifying interest in this position
  • Completed application 
  • Current resume
  • Copy of your Massachusetts DESE Teaching license 
  • Copy of your official college transcripts
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation

https://aps1.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=2219

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Library Assistant (Part-time), Massachusetts Historical Society (MHS), Boston, MA

The Massachusetts Historical Society (MHS) seeks a part-time library assistant (up to twenty-one hours per week) to greet visitors and provide services to researchers who make use of the Society's collections in the MHS library.

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. 

Monday availability required; Thursday availability preferred.

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, 06 September 2016 to be considered.

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Library Director, Tivoli Free Library, Tivoli, NY

The Board of Trustees of the Tivoli Free Library in Tivoli, NY is seeking a creative, community-minded individual to direct operations in our thriving, award-winning village library that is the hub of the community. The Library has recently completed renovations of its 1800 SF space in the historic Watts de Peyster Village Hall. This project created two core areas, one for circulation and one for programming, and includes a new teen area designed in consultation with our teen patrons.

The Director should possess integrity, energy, self-motivation, a sense of humor, ambition, compassion, the ability to work as part of a diverse team of creative, dedicated staff, and a genuine desire to meet and serve the public. An appreciation of the role of libraries in a democratic society is essential.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Director oversees 4-5 part- and full-time staff members and a budget of $205,000. She or he is responsible for the facilities, financial management, and personnel of the library, under the governance and oversight of the board. The Director is expected to play a leadership role within the library, the community, and the library profession. The Director also serves as the official representative of the library. 

QUALIFICATIONS: A Master's degree in library science from an ALA-accredited school (strongly preferred), two years of library experience, strong financial and technology skills, and an ability to work well with community members, public officials, and community groups. Salary range with MLS $40,000-$47,000.

APPLICATIONS: The Tivoli Free Library is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. To apply, send a PDF of resume, letter of application, and names of three professional references to Tivoli Free Library Board President at tivolilibrarysearch@gmail.com by September 20, 2016.

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Archivist for Legal Collections, Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University, New Haven, CT

The following Manuscripts and Archives position is open in the Yale University Library. We seek a strong and diverse pool of candidates. To apply, please visit: http://www.yale.edu/jobs  .

Reporting to the Assistant Head of Arrangement and Description, the Archivist is primarily responsible for selecting, appraising, arranging, describing and making accessible Law-related manuscript and archival materials and promoting their use for teaching and research. The position is a three-year term position, whose initial focus is the processing of the papers of Ronald Dworkin, legal philosopher, jurist, and scholar of US constitutional law, and developing processing plans for under-described law-related collections. Examines files relating to the provenance of collections, reviews pertinent historical literature, analyzes materials to determine content and the appropriate level and type of arrangement and description needed, and develops plans for accomplishing the work, including estimates of resources needed, for newly acquired and backlog collections. Arranges and describes archival material in all formats in accordance with approved plans; screens for potentially sensitive material; weeds extraneous material; recommends appropriate preservation and conservation procedures; and coordinates the copying or reformatting of materials for preservation and access. Creates or enhances metadata for all assigned collections according to national and departmental standards. Provides reference services to patrons in person, by telephone and via email. Participates in departmental and Law Library instruction and outreach activities and works with faculty to plan and promote classroom and research use of archival holdings. Collaborates with Law Library staff in setting arrangement and description and collecting priorities. Participates in the formulation and documentation of unit and departmental policy and procedures. Trains and supervises staff and student assistants. Makes recommendations on personnel selection, staffing requirements, and equipment and supply needs. Participates in library-wide planning and committee work as appropriate. Contributes to the advancement of the archival profession and/or professional or scholarly knowledge relevant to the job.

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Georgian Paper Programme Project Fellow, National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR), Washington, DC/United Kingdom

Connecting 18th-century data for the 21st-century, George III and George Washington in the Digital Age

The Georgian Paper Programme is an international digital and research enterprise based upon substantial unpublished collections for the period 1714-1837 in the Royal Library and Royal Archives, Windsor Castle, in partnership with King's College London, Library of Congress, Mount Vernon Library, William and Mary College and the Omohundro Institute. The Programme aims to transform scholarly access to and public enjoyment of these collections and to connect them with comparable holdings in the UK and USA. Metadata creation and scanning is being undertaken at Windsor Castle and metadata enhancement by partners through a series research projects and fellowships. This residency will focus on establishing the opportunities for the Programme by IIIF and other international metadata interoperability frameworks; in particular how metadata generated in that way can be imported into the metadata master set for long-term preservation and optimization of access and use.

The residency has the following goals and objectives:

  1. identify opportunities presented by developing interoperability frameworks, both in relation to images and metadata
  2. assess the applicability of those to the Programme
  3. develop a series of guiding principles with the objective of developing an interoperability framework for the international partners to the Programme
  4. establish a working framework
  5. prove the concept by delivering pilot instances of internal interoperability within the Royal Household's metadata systems
  6. prove the concept by delivering pilot instances of external and remote interoperability between thevRoyal Archives and the US and UK partners, in particular the Library of Congress, Mount Vernon Library, and King's College London
  7. produce a roadmap for the Programme and for further application by the Royal Household and by the partners to the Programme

DELIVERABLES

  • Develop principles and framework for the application of interoperability frameworks to the programme
  • Deliver pilot interoperability project including metadata import test between the Royal Archives and Royal Collection (i.e. internal interoperability between Royal Household metadata systems)
  • Deliver pilot interoperability project including metadata import test between Royal Archives, Library of Congress, Mount Vernon Library, William and Mary College, King's College London and the Omohundro Institute
  • Produce schedule of roll-out for this critical element of functionality to the programme

TIMEFRAME

The 12 month residency would be divided into three principal phases: a familiarisation and initial information gathering element, principles and framework development component, and a testing and implementation phase, as follows:

Workpackage one: information gathering

Late September 2016

Familiarisation sessions, Washington DC, with Primary and Secondary Mentors

October-November 2016

First visit to the Royal Archives, the Royal Collection and King's College London, to understand current applications used or in planning by the partners

November-December 2016

Requirements gathering with US partners including William and Mary College, Omohundro Institute, Mount Vernon Library, Library of Congress, and other pioneering institutions in interoperability

December 2016

Preliminary report to the Programme on early opportunities identified and import process already established or being trialled that are applicable to the overall work flow, including lessons learned.

Workpackage two: principles and framework development

January-March 2017

Residency in the Royal Archives and the Royal Collection to develop planning for how interoperability may be applied and to establish programme framework principles

Workpackage three: testing and implementation phase

April-September 2017

USA and UK apply framework principles; develop interoperability and metadata import pilot

The resident will produce an initial report by the end of the first three months, a set of principles and framework by the end of the sixth month, and by the end of the twelfth month at least two documented instances of interoperability in action and metadata import.

Launched on 1 April 2015 by Her Majesty The Queen, the Georgian Papers Programme is transforming access to papers in the Royal Archives and Royal Library covering the period 1714-1837. By 2020 free digital access will be available to all the material, both private and official, relating to Britain's Hanoverian monarchs.

At the heart of the Programme is a partnership between the Royal Archives and Royal Library with King's College London. King's both frames multidisciplinary academic interpretation of the material and brings to bear its own track record of leadership in the development of digital access and has relevant collections that will feature in the partnership. Technical advice and support will be provided by King's Digital Lab, a newly established unit that builds on three decades of digital humanities activity at the College. The Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and the College of William & Mary are sharing in this work as primary Programme partners for the USA.

Including the papers of George I, II, III, and IV and William IV, as well as other members of the Royal Family, politicians, courtiers and the Privy Purse, the Programme promises to deepen our understanding and provide new insights into Britain's role in the world, its relationships with other European states, colonial America and the United States of America, as well as the Enlightenment, science, food, art collecting and patronage, life at court and the education of royal children. Careful checking has revealed that only 15% of the 350,000 pages have ever been published before. This will be augmented with a further 100,000 pages of manuscript material from the Royal Library.

Unprecedented access to this large body of uncatalogued material offers a huge opportunity to enrich and energise 18th-century research internationally, provides researchers and students alike with a rare opportunity to share in the shaping of the public access agenda, and helps underpin Royal Collection Trust's declared intent to ramp up research into its holdings. Programme partners have held and plan further seminars and conferences to frame research, publication and public engagement, drawing upon their multi-disciplinary expertise spanning Arts and Humanities, and Social and Medical Sciences. Programme partners and supporters are also funding several research fellowships and visiting professorships which will see over 50 researchers at Windsor over by 2020.

The Programme will deliver enhanced access to these papers by digitising and cataloguing them, and both images and attached metadata will be presented on a freely accessible platform within Royal Collection Trust's website. The Programme will engage with resources and expertise provided by its partners, supporters and researchers to enrich and index further the metadata so as to enhance dramatically the discoverability of the material. This will be leveraged by seeking ways to link the Georgian Papers with holdings within the Royal Collection, at King's College London, Mount Vernon, the Library of Congress and elsewhere, allowing these papers to be seen within their wider context and transform ways that academic researchers and the public can view this documentary heritage.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Possess a master's degree with graduation between Summer 2013 and Summer 2016, or a doctoral degree within the same timeframe or beyond, in one of the following fields (or other discipline engaged in the stewardship of digital materials).
    1. Library Science
    2. Information Science
    3. Archival Science
    4. Digital Media
  2. Must be a U.S. Citizen
  3. Appointment/retention is subject to a favorable evaluation of a personnel security/suitability investigation.
  4. Latest undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral (if applicable) transcripts. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable, however you may be asked to provide official transcripts if necessary.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Professional background in libraries, archives, or other applicable information management
  2. Awareness of the International Image Interoperability Framework or implementation of linked data or equivalent
  3. Knowledge of metadata reuse in research and public access environments
  4. Demonstrable experience of the use and reuse of large library and archive metadata sets
  5. Cultural sensitivity and awareness
  6. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  7. Self-starter and happy to work on their own
  8. Experience of working with multiple partners or in a complex project structure
  9. An understanding of tools and methods used in digital humanities, and particularly digital history
  10. Experience of working remotely and across time-zones
  11. Experience of producing metadata from primary source material
  12. Experience of producing requirements analysis documentation
  13. Awareness of web presentational issues and UI/UX design standards

TRAVEL AND ACCCOMODATION

  • $40,000.00 stipend
  • Travel within the US, x 4 internal flights US$4000
  • Accommodation in the US while away from Washington DC, US$2000
  • Travel to the UK, x 3 £3500
  • Travel within the UK, £500
  • Accommodation within the UK for up to 6 months (based on a house share in Windsor) £4200

INFRASTRUCTURE AND HARDWARE

  • Laptop: £1000
  • Other hardware and specialist software for specialist infrastructure (e.g. setting up IIIF server): £3000

HOW TO APPLY

Interested Applicants for this one year residency should send the following to George Coulbourne, Chief of Internship and Fellowship Programs, Library of Congress. Email gcou@loc.gov

  1. Professional resume
  2. Cover letter that states professional objectives and why you are qualified for this position
  3. Two (2) letters of recommendation, from either of the following: academic advisor or professors, previous employers, or college/university work-study supervisors, who can attest to the applicant's character, work ethic, and proficiency, reliability, and interest in digital stewardship

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Technology and Digital Experiences Librarian, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA

Muhlenberg College seeks a dynamic, collegial, and enthusiastic librarian to manage and shape library technology and digital experiences through discovery, access, and information services for Trexler Library. An ALA-accredited Master's degree in library or information science, or an appropriate graduate-level degree in a computer and/or information technology field is required. Responsibilities include managing technologies that support all library functions and services; web and digital collections development; support and integration of existing and emerging library technology interfaces; and access services. Trexler Library staff also focuses on excellent customer service and a commitment to collaboration across the campus community. Depending on candidate qualifications, this position may also have supervisory responsibilities. This is an excellent opportunity for a tech-savvy librarian who is excited about sharing their expertise to enhance teaching and learning at a small, liberal arts college.  Visit (http://www.muhlenberg.edu/media/contentassets/pdf/employeesearch/LibraryTechLibrarian2016_d.pdf ) to review the full job description and qualifications required.

Starting salary of $57-$65K depending upon background and experience. To apply, send letter of interest, resume, and contact information for 3 references (preferably as a single pdf) tojobs@muhlenberg.edu. Please include both your last name and Job #1625 in the "Subject" line of your email.  Application review begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Anticipated start date is late September to early October.        

An equal opportunity employer, Muhlenberg College is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding faculty and staff from racial and ethnic groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in higher education. For additional information about Muhlenberg's commitment to diversity and inclusion, applicants can find the latest updates to the College's Diversity Strategic Plan at this link: http://www.muhlenberg.edu/main/aboutus/president/initiatives/diversityatmuhlenberg/

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Part-time Assistant Reference Librarian, Worcester Historical Museum, Worcester, MA

The Library of Worcester Historical Museum is the point of access to thousands of manuscripts, photographs, prints, maps and other historical documents relative to the study of Worcester history.  This position provides Saturday reference services to patrons, researchers and staff.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to

  • Excellent public service
  • Maintain and report accurate statistics relative to reference services
  • Assist patrons with photograph (prints and reproduction rights) orders

Requirements

  • Ability to communicate effectively on a professional level both in writing and orally
  • At least two years of experience in a research library and/or taking classes in library and/or archival studies
  • Demonstrated research proficiency
  • Understanding of research methodologies and tools
  • Excellent computer skills, both Microsoft Office and MAC
  • An aptitude for organization and attention to detail.
  • Ability to lift and maneuver up to 20 pounds.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including Saturdays and occasional evenings. 

Additional information

This is a part-time position.  Saturdays (9 to 4:30) required; other hours as assigned.

Application

Resume and letter of interest to resume@worcesterhistory.net

or

Worcester Historical Museum
30 Elm Street
Worcester, MA  01609

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Library Page, Goodnow Library, Sudbury, MA

The Goodnow Library seeks a part-time, non-benefitted library page to prepare, sort, and shelve library materials. Other duties may include returning library materials to their proper locations, clearing and cleaning library areas, using computers to perform simple clerical tasks, and other related duties as assigned. Schedule will average 6 hours per week: 10-12 on Mondays, Tuesday and Fridays. Candidates must be at least 16 years old and pass a paging test. $10.00/hr. to start. AA/EOE. Position is open until filled, but resumes received by September 23rd, 2016 will receive priority. Please send a resume and cover letter to: MBriody@minlib.net

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Circulation Library Assistant, Goodnow Library, Sudbury, MA

The Goodnow Library seeks an energetic part-time circulation clerk to provide outstanding customer service to its patrons. Ability and enthusiasm for multitasking, and adapting to new technologies and services a must. The ideal candidate will be well-organized, detail oriented, and friendly. Approximately 10 hours per week.
 
Schedule: Sundays 1-5, Mondays 2-5, Tuesdays 6-9 BA and one to three years of related experience, or equivalent combination preferred. A CORI will be required for the successful candidate. $19.29/hr to start. AA/EOE. Resumes received by September 9, 2016 will receive priority. Please send a resume and cover letter to: mbriody@minlib.net

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Children's Library Assistant, Goodnow Library, Sudbury, MA

The Goodnow Library seeks an energetic Children's Department Library Assistant to provide outstanding customer service to its patrons. Ability and enthusiasm for multi-tasking, and adapting to new technologies and services is a must. The ideal candidate will be well-organized, detail oriented, and has outstanding customer service skills. Knowledge of children's literature and experience with Microsoft Office are a must. 

The Children's Library Assistant will work 5pm to 9pm on Mondays in the Children's Department and 6pm to 9pm on Wednesdays as the Library Rover; covering breaks and assisting in multiple departments. In addition to these hours, the Children's Library Assistant may work occasional weekend hours.  

BA and one to three years of related experience, or equivalent combination preferred. MLS students are strongly encouraged to apply. A CORI will be required for the successful candidate.  $19.29/hr. to start. AA/EOE. 

Position is open until filled, but resumes received by September 1st 2016 will receive priority. 

Please send a resume and cover letter to: Megan Statza Warren at: mstatza@minlib.net

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Library Assistant, Millis Public Library, Millis, MA

The Town of Millis is seeking candidates for the position of Library Assistant, 13 hours per week in the Millis Public Library. This is a part-time non-benefitted position. Candidates should possess a working knowledge of Library procedures, ability to use a computer, and experience working with the public. The salary range is $13.94 to 17.02 per hour. 

Applications may be picked up and should be returned to the Office of the Board of Selectmen/Town Manager, Verterans Memorial Building, 900 Main Street, Millis, MA 02054. Applications are also available online at www.millis.net. Position will remain open until filled. 

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Reference Librarian (part-time), Lasell College, Newton, MA

The Librarian provides research level library services, and answers reference and research questions via the Information Desk, chat, phone, and text message. The Librarian will also provide services to students (undergraduate and graduate) and faculty.

This is an hourly, part-time position, working 6 hours per week each Sunday except holidays, during the academic year (9 months).

Lasell College is a private, coeducational institution offering undergraduate and graduate programs of study. Founded in 1851, Lasell is one of the oldest colleges in greater Boston. The college's educational philosophy of "Connected Learning," integrates the liberal arts and professional programs offering Lasell students both on- and off-campus hands-on learning experiences.

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 Research Services, the Librarian will be responsible for the following functions, which include, but are not limited to: 

  • Work assigned hours at the Reference Desk.
  • Conduct outreach to graduate students and faculty, using in-person and online opportunities.
  • Create Libguides or other online tutorials.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned. 

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED

 Education

  • Bachelor's Degree; MLIS graduate candidates preferred.

Other Skills/Requirements of the Job

  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills;
  • Ability to work with fellow Library staff and Lasell College community;
  • Strong work ethic and dedication to cover assigned hours.

Interested candidates should upload a cover letter, resume, and the information of three (3) references to the form at this link: http://www.lasell.edu/discover-lasell/human-resources/staff-positions/reference-librarian-(sundays).html

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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Midwest Data Librarian Symposium (MDLS), Ann Arbor, MI

Registration is now open for the 2016 Midwest Data Librarian Symposium (MDLS), which will be hosted by the University of Michigan Library in Ann Arbor, MI on October 17-18, 2016.

MDLS 2016 is intended to provide Midwestern librarians who support research data management the chance to network and expand their research data-related knowledge base and skill sets. It is open to all who wish to attend, including data librarians from outside the Midwest and those in training. Attendance will be capped at 50 practicing librarians and 5 MLS/MIS students on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is FREE. Participants will be responsible for their own travel and lodging costs. After registering, you will receive a follow-up email with housing information. For questions, contact mwdatalibsym@gmail.com.

Follow the MDLS on Twitter @MW_DataLibSym or #MDLS16. Updates and details will be posted to the MDLS website: http://mwdatalibrariansymposium.wordpress.com

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Web and Discovery Services Librarian, University of North Carolina, Wilmington, NC

If you are interested in library websites, user experience, search interfaces and discovery tools, please consider this job opening in beautiful Wilmington North Carolina. Our beautiful coastal campus is located 5 miles from the Atlantic Ocean. A college and tourist town, Wilmington has a charming historic downtown, lovely beaches, affordable living and lots to do and see, including cultural events. UNC Wilmington is a growing university and Randall Library is a vibrant and collaborative place. We hope you'll consider joining us!

Please visit https://jobs.uncw.edu/postings/5658 for more information or to apply. Priority consideration date has been extended to August 26, 2016.

This position provides a wide range of expertise, guidance, and management of a variety of services and activities in this online arena, including but not limited to the following: 

Web Services

  • Provides leadership, direction, and technical expertise to design, develop, maintain, and evaluate libraries' web/mobile presence for services, content, and user experience
  • Analyzes, evaluates and assesses the Library's online presence for user experience, accessibility, design and content
  • Researches, evaluates, and recommends new web technologies for the library
  • Follows standards and best practices for web accessibility and universal design
  • Coordinates with content owners and authors to ensure that the Library's web presence is relevant, accurate, up-to-date, user-centered, and accessible

Discovery Services

  • Works on a wide variety of projects, both individual and collaborative in scope, to improve, extend, and integrate the Libraries' various discovery and search tools
  • Supports eresource implementation through website integration, interface customization, support for open url, proxy and other services
  • Provides troubleshooting and technical support with library online resources, e.g. resolving authentication problems and ensuring smooth and reliable access, working with vendor based APIs and web services.

Librarianship

  • Develops training materials and programs for librarians and library staff
  • Provides general help and research assistance at the Research Help Desk and assists remote patrons through phone, e-mail, web and other technologies.
  • Engages in scholarly or creative activity to produce new knowledge and share expertise.
  • Participates in the development, implementation, and review of Library policies, procedures and services.
  • Serves on Library and University committees

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Director, University of Alabama School of Library & Information Studies, Tuscaloosa, AL

The University of Alabama invites nominations and applications for the position of Director of the School of Library and Information Studies. SLIS's mission is to advance the theory, art, and practice of professions specializing in the use and creation of information in traditional and emergent forms. SLIS is committed to educating socially responsible information professionals prepared to empower diverse populations in a multitude of contexts, communities, and cultures.

The Director will provide vision and leadership in support of excellence in the School's teaching, research, and service missions. They will effectively represent SLIS within the College of Communication and Information Sciences and communicate with the School's internal and external constituents. The Director will actively foster an environment of collegiality, collaboration, and faculty governance.

The Director is responsible for academic and administrative vision and leadership; fiscal and personnel management; oversight of curricular planning, implementation, and evaluation; and advancement of the School's research mission. The Director plays an active role in working with the faculty to shape the academic future of the School. The Director works closely within the College, represents the School to the broader academic and professional community, plays a central role in maintaining active and positive relationships with alumni, and works closely with the Dean and the College's Director of Development to guide the School's fundraising and development activities. As a faculty member, the Director is responsible for teaching, research, and service to the profession as well as to the School, College, and University.

Essential qualifications include evidence of:

  • Creative, thoughtful, and inclusive leadership abilities
  • A research and teaching record appropriate to appointment at the rank of professor
  • Ability to recruit, support, and mentor faculty and staff
  • Commitment to academic excellence
  • Ability to effectively advocate for and represent the School within the College and University, to prospective and current students, to alumni, and to external organizations, agencies, and other constituents
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • An earned doctorate in library and information studies or an allied discipline.

Compensation is competitive and is accompanied by a generous benefits package.

The School of Library and Information Studies is part of the College of Communication and Information Sciences, and offers an ALA-accredited master's program, an NASAD-accredited MFA degree program in the Book Arts, specializations in school media and archival studies, and doctoral courses that contribute to a multidisciplinary doctorate in communication and information sciences. The MLIS program ranks among the top twenty programs in North America with emerging areas of strength in archival studies, digital media, social justice, and youth services. The College of Communication and Information Sciences affords exciting opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations including a multimillion-dollar Digital Media Center. It houses a college-run commercial television station and Alabama Public Radio as well as the Center for Public Television and Radio. 

The University of Alabama (UA) was founded in 1831 as Alabama's first public college. With an enrollment of more than 37,000 students, UA is committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service. Tuscaloosa, known as the Druid City, is a beautiful city of tree-lined streets and friendly people. The city is best known as home of Alabama's Crimson Tide football team, and has a rich history and cultural fabric. Tuscaloosa offers year-round outdoor activities, a vibrant arts community and the cultural benefits of a flagship university.

Application Process: Review of applications will begin October 15, 2016 and will be accepted until February 1, 2017. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Please submit applications electronically online at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu. Applications shall include a letter of interest, curriculum vita, and contact information for at least three references. Questions about the position should be directed to Professor Steve Miller, Search Committee Chair (steve@ua.edu).

An Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer, The University of Alabama is strongly committed to diversity, and we value candidates who bring a variety of backgrounds and experiences to our community. The University welcomes all to apply, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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Full-time Contract Faculty & Site Administrator, SLIS West, South Hadley, MA

Simmons SLIS invites applicants for a three-year renewable contract faculty appointment. Reappointment is possible based on performance and school needs. This is not a tenure-track appointment. This position combines both teaching and administrative responsibilities at SLIS West in South Hadley on the Mount Holyoke Campus.

Responsibilities: Duties include teaching face-to-face and/or online during the 10-month academic year in addition to overseeing the administrative and day-to-day operations at this satellite campus. Administrative services may include, but are not limited to, student recruitment and advising, course and room scheduling, adjunct faculty recruitment and development. Opportunities are also available for additional summer teaching.

Areas of Specialization: We seek faculty to support and contribute to a nationally ranked LIS program.  The faculty member will teach at least one course in the core curriculum and other electives within the LIS curriculum.   Priority areas include:  reference, information services, user behaviors, business information, and government information.

Requirements: A minimum of a Master's Degree in library and information science (LIS) with relevant work experience required; preference will be given to applicants who hold an LIS doctoral degree.   We seek applicants with administrative experience who can demonstrate excellence in teaching and leadership in professional service.  Engagement in scholarly activities is desirable, but not required.  Experience in the area of designing and delivering online courses is highly desirable.  Work week includes Saturday, when most SLIS West courses are held. 

Instructions to Applicants: Please submit a resume and cover letter with your application.

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SLIS Technology Coordinator, Simmons College, Boston, MA

This position provides curricular technology support for the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS), including all discipline-specific components required by the online and face-to-face SLIS programs for LIS, CHL, and CS. The curricular technology support includes collaborating with SLIS faculty on their pedagogical needs and assisting with the development experiential, teaching and learning activities.

Duties include:

  • Provide access to, training in, and support for a range of technologies - including enterprise technologies and social media platforms - and spaces needed by SLIS faculty, staff and students.
  • Support development of experiential online teaching and learning activities for SLIS classes and labs.
  • Support students in all aspects of SLIS online domain specific applications.  Activities include: installation and support of new open source web applications/tools, and support students working on specialized advanced library and information science projects, such as the creation of digital libraries and databases using a variety of content management system solutions.
  • Coordinate with Simmons Technology to ensure system security, maintenance, backup, and administration for the SLIS server and cloud environments.
  • Coordinates technology purchases following established College procurement policies and procedures.
  • Supervise part-time student workers to provide support and services.

Required experience:

  • Master's degree required. Field of study: Library and Information Science, Information Technology/Systems, Computer Science, Instructional Design/Technology, or Archives highly preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience
  • Installation of open source software and packages on a variety of operating systems
  • Use of Drupal as a web building framework
  • Web application development in support of customer needs, for example, using PHP/MySQL, Java, JavaScript, etc. 
  • Support for web applications, including Apache, Tomcat, and others
  • Server administration with a clear understanding and preferable usage within a client-server architecture
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Excellent customer service skills, exceptional creativity and problem-solving skills
  • Comfortable taking initiative on assigned and new projects, and demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team. 

Highly Preferred:

  • Learning management systems, preferably Moodle back-end administration.
  • Familiarity with LIS and archives digital asset management systems, the LIS and archives educational environment, or the LIS and archives faculty and students who are primary clients

Instructions to Applicants: Please submit a resume and cover letter with your application. 

https://simmons.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Simmons-Careers/job/Main-Campus---Boston-MA/SLIS-Technology-Coordinator_R01861-6

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Para-Professional Catalogers, Backstage Library Works, Boston, MA

Job Description

The expected duration of this project is approximately 10 months (September-June), working 5 days (40 hours) per week. The Catalogers will be working on-site at the State Library of Massachusetts in Boston, performing original and copy cataloging. Materials are predominantly publications issued by Massachusetts state agencies.

The Catalogers will provide editing of copy records, including addition of in-house classification, LC subject headings, and missing RDA fields, and work with materials for which there is no copy available to create new original records. Catalogers will also create local authority cards for state agencies which do not yet have existing records.

Responsibilities

  • Perform original & copy cataloging using RDA standard in MARC format
  • Export records from OCLC Connexion and create item-level records in the library's Evergreen ILS
  • Assign classification using the library's unique classification system
  • Create name authority cards for agencies with no locally established authority record
  • Meet daily production levels and standards
  • Use stairs to transport materials between shelving and individual work stations
  • Make informed decisions within given specifications with little supervision

Requirements

  • ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS degree or considerable professional cataloguing experience
  • Attentiveness to detail and quality
  • Work in a deadline-oriented, production environment
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently & productively
  • Learn new skills quickly and thoroughly
  • Basic familiarity with Windows & Microsoft Office suite
  • Familiarity with library standards, including RDA, MARC21, AACR2, and LCSH
  • Type speed minimum: 50+ wpm
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs.
  • Must pass a general knowledge test
  • Must pass a background check and drug test prior to appointment

Preferred additional skills

  • Experience with OCLC Connexion
  • Experience with cataloging special formats
  • Experience creating original bibliographic references
  • Experience with creating authority records

Pay starts at: $18

To apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume via email to Kate Clayborne (kclayborne@bslw.com). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Executive Director, Cooperative Computer Services, Arlington Heights, IL

Provide leadership and support to 24 progressive public libraries in the north and northwest Chicago suburbs as the new Executive Director of Cooperative Computer Services (CCS). The successful candidate will lead CCS-a member driven organization-into the future through centralized affordable, reliable and progressive shared library technology. The Executive Director will collaborate with member libraries to offer stellar services to their individual communities. CCS, headquartered in Arlington Heights IL, has a reputation for excellence as a reliable ILS service provider (currently of Sirsi-Dynix Symphony) focusing on new opportunities presented by exciting emerging technologies. With a dedicated seven-member staff and a $2 million annual operating budget, CCS is unveiling a new strategic plan July 27, 2016. The CCS Executive Director reports to the CCS Governing Board and the Executive Committee, recommending and supporting best practices and trends in centralized library services related to technology and innovation.

Responsibilities. The Executive Director serves as the Chief Executive Officer leading, developing and implementing a strong, comprehensive program of cooperative technology services for its member libraries which includes: recruiting, hiring and training CCS staff; creating and promoting a current training program for member library staffs; coordinating the activities of the membership; working and negotiating with vendors serving as a liaison between vendor services and member libraries; serving as the Chief Financial Officer establishing and working within an annual budget; understanding and sharing library technology best practices as they apply to member libraries and their services to their communities. Please visit CCS Executive Director Position Description for complete information.

Qualifications. Qualifications include five years' library technology experience; two years' library consortium or cooperative technology experience; five years of increasingly responsible supervisory, project and staff management experience or the equivalent background and experience that will enable the candidate to effectively perform the work required. A Master's Degree in Library Science is preferred. Desirable qualifications are public library experience and course work and/or IT certification and library technology. Additional attributes are the ability to work with people in a friendly, approachable, and tactful manner; considerable knowledge of current public library practices, procedures and technology; knowledge of budgeting and strategic planning; ability to exercise leadership and effectively implement and manage change; ability to exercise professional judgment analyzing and solving problems; and ability to set priorities and make independent decisions.

Arlington Heights (IL), a Northwest Chicago suburb of 75,000 residents, is an attractive destination to work, live and play! The village is lively and vibrant with a strong sense of community. It is the 12 th largest municipality in Illinois and has shopping, dining, entertainment and recreation options in a pedestrian-friendly environment with a convenient commuter stop leading to downtown Chicago and O'Hare International Airport. Arlington Heights also has award- winning schools, an outstanding public library, and an excellent parks system within established, friendly neighborhoods. With a long tradition of community pride and collaboration, Arlington Heights is committed to helping residents thrive.

For more information about CCS and Arlington Heights, visit CCS Links.

Compensation. The hiring range for the position is $91,465-$137,198 annually (with placement dependent upon qualifications) and includes an attractive benefits package.

For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates via email or phone. To start the application process, send a meaningful cover letter and resume as Word or pdf attachments to Dan Bradbury. The position closes September 4, 2016.

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Serials and Metadata Librarian, US Naval War College Library, Newport, RI

Description

Serials and Metadata Librarian: The Henry E. Eccles Library at U. S. Naval War College (NWC) invites applications for the position of Serials and Metadata Librarian. This librarian works under the general direction of the Head, Infrastructure and Content department, which consists of four librarians and four technicians who are responsible for monitoring and spending the Library's collections budget, acquiring materials in all formats, creating and maintaining metadata to facilitate discovery of library resources, and administering the Library's online systems. The department works closely with other library staff on digital initiatives, collection development, and other projects. This position is responsible for managing the Library's continuing resources (series, journals, annuals and periodicals); overseeing the work of two Library technicians working in the areas of copy cataloging, serials acquisition, serials control, and government documents processing; participating in the management of the Library budget; managing the Government Documents collection; and performing original and complex continuing resources copy cataloging for the Library.

Background

The U.S. Naval War College, located on Coasters Harbor Island, Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island, established in 1884, is the oldest institution of its kind in the world. More than 50,000 students have graduated since its first class of 9 students in 1885 and about 300 of today's active-duty admirals and generals and senior executive service leaders are alumni.  The Library is reinventing itself as a Learning Commons, recapturing its role as the academic center of the U.S. Naval War College by utilizing a full range of research, academic resources and technology tools. In support of this goal, the Library moved into an extensively renovated and expanded facility in August 2016.

How to apply for a US federal government job: 

Applicants can apply through the USAJOBS vacancy announcement here: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/447571700/

This position is only open for one week. (Aug. 17 - Aug. 23)

SALARY RANGE: $64,862.00 to $84,320.00 / Per Year

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Data Literacy & User Engagement Intern, Boston Open Data Team, Boston, MA

This internship is ideal for a candidate with the following characteristics: students pursuing a Masters in Library & Information Science with strong digital literacy and communication skills. Preference will be granted to candidates with marketing experience and/or experience using social media platforms such as Medium, Reddit, Twitter, and Mailchimp. Students with a demonstrated interest in information literacy, open data, analytics, graphic design, and/or visualization are strongly encouraged to participate.

Important note: ​Candidates selected to participate in this internship will be provided a stipend.

Fall 2016 dates preferred:​ September 2016 to December 2016

Location of internship:​ Boston Public Library with occasional travel within the City as needed

Description of project:​ In 2015, the Knight Foundation awarded a grant to the City of Boston and the Boston Public Library to create the City's first data catalog and develop programming to open up this resource for all to use.

As an intern, you will be working with the Data Literacy Librarian to actively build a robust and proactive communication and data literacy program that interacts with the public on a regular basis and consistently finds novel ways to reach new audiences.

Specific experiences that this internship will provide:

  • Create and teach curriculum around Boston's open data, a new information resource, that best meets the needs of the citizens of Boston
  • Identify content for, and publish stories around open datasets. (Must be comfortable conducting interviews with various stakeholders and chronicling public events)
  • Work with the Data Literacy Librarians and BPL Librarians to co­create classes and learning materials for users
  • Liaise with the Department of Innovation and Technology and BPL Communications Teams to coordinate scheduling, promotion, and outreach activities for the Boston Open Data Project
  • Help plan public events such as City­wide open data summits, hackathons, focus groups, usability studies and informal instructional sessions
  • If desired, ability to gain experience alongside the Data Librarian on metadata creation, curation, and enhancement projects

Interns will have the opportunity to help shape the Boston Open Data Project's strategy for engaging with its user communities and understand in practice how marketing plays a critical role in the sustainability and longevity of projects that are new, experimental, and innovative.

If you are interested in this internship please submit a cover letter and resume to Jacqueline Ford @ jacqueline.ford@boston.gov

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Data Librarian internship, Boston Open Data Team, Boston, MA

This internship is ideal for candidates with the following characteristics: a student pursuing a Masters in Library and Information Science with a strong desire to work at the forefront of digital information. Preference will be granted to self­starters who are pursuing programs of study that combine Information Science and Technology. Students who have completed or are in the process of completing courses in Database Management, Programming, Taxonomy and similar information management courses are strongly encouraged to participate.

Important note: ​Candidates selected to participate in this internship will be provided a stipend.

Fall 2016 dates preferred:​ September 2016 to December 2016

Location of internship:​ Boston City Hall with occasional travel within the City as needed

Brief description of project:​ In 2015, the Knight Foundation awarded a grant to the City of Boston and the Boston Public Library to create the City's first data catalog and develop programming to open up this resource for all to use.

As an intern, you will be working with the project's Data Librarian to assist in the ongoing citywide inventory of datasets. Additionally, you will help to populate the City's first data catalog by documenting and creating dataset records with robust and relevant metadata.

Specific experiences that this internship will provide:

  • Liaise with City of Boston Data Coordinators to understand and document datasets relevant to their daily operations
  • Work directly with the Data Librarian to create detailed dataset records for discovered and documented City datasets
  • Work with Department of Innovation and Technology information professionals to understand where and how data is generated and stored
  • Identify areas where efficiencies in the current dataset cataloging process could be attained
  • An opportunity to understand the structure and organization of city government
  • If desired, ability to gain experience alongside the Data Literacy Librarian on the importance of marketing and outreach activities

Interns will have the opportunity to help shape the contents of the City's first data catalog and play a critical role in the long term success of the project.

If you are interested in this internship please submit a cover letter and resume to Jacqueline Ford @ jacqueline.ford@boston.gov

 

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Digital Humanities & Data Journalism Symposium

This fall, the University of Miami will host the first symposium focusing on the intersection of digital humanities and data journalism research. Academics and journalists share common interests and questions about obtaining and visualizing data, the ethics involved in data research, and the work of communicating the results of research to the public effectively.

http://dhdj.com.miami.edu/

DH+DJ will mix training workshops for data processing, visualization, and cleaning with talks from digital humanists and data journalism industry professionals from organizations including the Knight Lab<http://knightlab.northwestern.edu/>, the BBC News Labs<http://bbcnewslabs.co.uk/>, FiveThirtyEight.com<http://fivethirtyeight.com/>, and Mashable<http://mashable.com/>.

Dan Cohen (Digital Public Library of America<http://dp.la/>), Scott Klein (ProPublica<http://www.propublica.org/>), and Lauren Klein (Georgia Tech<http://dhlab.lmc.gatech.edu/>) will be featured keynote speakers. Our goal is to create an environment where both novice and experienced practitioners can come together to learn and explore the possibilities that the fields of DH and DJ have to offer.

Visit http://dhdj.com.miami.edu/ for a complete list of speakers, the schedule, and to register.

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Children's Librarian, Mandel Public Library, West Palm Beach, FL

The Mandel Public Library in beautiful downtown West Palm Beach, Florida is hiring! The Mandel Public Library offers the creative, challenging, and collegial environment that brings out the best in staff. We encourage original thinking, initiative, and dreaming big. 

Our Youth Services Department serves as a fabulous example.  Employee "entrepreneurship" has created: 

  • Amazing summer reading programs that are more like a theme park adventure, with topics ranging from Dragonology to Explore Space!  In 2011, the Library was the sole recipient of the ALSC/BWI Summer Reading Program grant.
  • Science Projects 101 teaches children and their families to complete a science project from start to finish.
  • Our Homework Centers (one for teens, one for younger children) are grant- supported programs with certified teachers helping children with academics four afternoons a week during the school year.
  • Our Summer Academy fills the same role in the summer months and helps to prevent the "summer slide."
  • Let's Read brings trained reading volunteers into local schools and books into the homes of children who might not otherwise have them.

The Library itself is a beautifully designed space with areas designed for teens as well as younger children.  Our staff is involved in decision making as to goals, policies, and the future of the Library.  Several of our staff have been here for more than a quarter of a century and are still enthusiastic about creating an even better Library.  We are excited about what our next great idea might be. Others have used our library as a launching pad and have moved on to positions of leadership in the library world.  The Mandel Public Library is also located in downtown West Palm Beach that offers gorgeous weather, limitless outdoors adventures, world-class culture, dining, entertainment and shopping!

Job Requirements

This position as Children's Librarian provides reference and reader's advisory for the youth services department, provides story hours, children's programs, customer service to children and their caregivers.  Promotes library services with local schools.  Coordinates outreach programs.  Works on projects as assigned to promote an interactive creative educational experience and performs related duties as assigned.  This position includes working nights and weekends.

Master's degree in Library Science (MLS) from an ALA accredited program of study with two (2) years related experience in a field such as teaching, recreation, social work or book sales, or related field.

Alternate requirements:  Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and the ability to complete the Master's degree in Library Sciences (MLS) within six (6) months from the date of employment, and three (3) years related experience in a field such as teaching, recreation, social work, or book sales, or related field.

Salary: 43967.00

Deadline: Friday, Sept. 9th at 5PM

Apply online:

http://wpb.org/Departments/Human-Resources/Home/I-want-to-work-for-the-City-of-West-Palm-Beach

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Call for Papers: Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults (JRLYA)

SPECIAL ISSUE THEME: Social justice issues: Public and school library services for teens

Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults (JRLYA)the official research journal of the American Library Association's Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), is currently accepting submissions for a special themed issue. This issue will highlight research related to social justice issues and public and school library services for teens. Researchers, librarians, graduate students, and others who conduct research related to teens (ages 12 - 18) and libraries are invited to submit manuscripts.

Papers describing both scholarly research (qualitative, quantitative, or theory development) 
as well as action research are welcome for peer review and consideration of publication.

JRLYA presents original research concerning:
1) the informational and developmental needs of teens;
2) the management, implementation, and evaluation of young adult library services; and
3) other critical issues relevant to librarians who work with this population.

Papers that report library programs but lack an original research component will not be considered.
 

Author's guidelines are located at: http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/author-guidelines/
Submit manuscripts by December 5, 2016, via email to the JRLYA E
ditor, Dr. Denise Agosto, Ph.D., at: yalsaresearch@gmail.com.

JRLYA is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal located at: http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya. Its purpose is to enhance the development of theory, research, and practice to support young adult library services.

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Professional Librarian, Town of Plymouth, Plymouth, MA

Professional Librarian performs outreach services to local nursing homes and homebound patrons with disabilities. Responsibilities include acquisitions and Reference Desk coverage. Provides customer service to the public at large, including telephone inquiries, computer assisted research and bibliographic instruction.

Master's of Library and Information Science (MLS) from an American Library Association accredited program required and at least 1 year of professional experience; relevant experience working with the public, supervising staff, knowledge of library automation is preferred.
$21.9909/hr
This posting will close on August 29, 2016. Applications are available at www.plymouth-ma.gov or in the Human Resources office, 11 Lincoln Street, Plymouth, MA 02360. AA/EOE

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Part Time Library Assistant, Topsfield Town Library, Topsfield, MA

Job Duties

The library assistant provides excellent customer assistance to library patrons including:  conducting reference interviews at the reference desk, responding to requests for information by phone, email, or fax, and conducting readers' advisory service.  Requests materials from other library through interlibrary loan. Guides library users in the use of the on-line catalog, Internet, word processing, reference materials, and special aids. Maintains and compiles statistics as required. Designs displays, exhibits, bibliographies, and other public relations materials. Prepares flyers, brochures, newsletters, and other promotional materials. Shelves books.  May undertake special projects and committee work at the request of the Department Head or Library Director. Position provides coverage in other library departments when necessary.

Qualifications Required at Hire :

Associate degree; two years of related library work experience. The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, be tech savvy and detail oriented, work well with the public and other library staff, be a problem solver, and work independently. Working knowledge of Evergreen a plus.

Status:

15 hours per week including a Saturday rotation, possible Sunday rotation and one evening a week. Non-benefit position.

Compensation:

Offer made dependent on experience and qualifications.  Minimum starting wage is $18.08 - $19.10 per hour, DOQ.

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to Laura Zalewski, Director, lzalewski@topsfieldlibrary.org.

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Executive Director of the Library, Salem State University, Salem, MA

General Statement of Duties:

Salem State University seeks a creative and dynamic leader with a strong vision for libraries and a passion for innovation and team building. The executive director will be responsible for the development and effective management of the library while supporting the university's mission and strategic plan.  In addition, the executive director will take a leadership role in making the library increasingly accessible to diverse groups and individuals.

The Frederick E. Berry Library and Learning Commons serves as a gateway to global information, enabling access to resources in a variety of formats. The library, built in 2013, provides a warm and welcoming environment  for community members seeking out in-person library services, study space, resources and programs. With a staff of 29, and a collection of approximately 250,000 print volumes and 40,000 print/online journals, the library is a dynamic partner in the educational experience at the university, evolving to meet the changing needs of its diverse community of learners while advancing institutional mission, values, and vision.

Salem State University, located just 15 miles north of Boston, is one of the largest state universities in Massachusetts and an important partner in the economic, cultural and intellectual vitality of the greater north-of-Boston region. Situated in the historic seacoast town of Salem, Massachusetts, Salem State University provides a diverse community of learners with a high quality, student-centered education; one that prepares them to contribute responsibly and creatively to a global society. Please see the full listing here:https://careers-salemstate.icims.com/jobs/1751/executive-director-of-the-library/job

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Learning and Inclusion Strategist, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

The University of Minnesota Libraries seeks an innovative, energetic and collaborative professional to develop the role of Learning and Inclusion Strategist.  This position will provide strategic direction for the University of Minnesota Libraries relating to teaching, learning, student success, and inclusion. This position represents a new opportunity within the University Libraries to grow an integrated program that embeds Libraries' expertise into the campus curriculum, shapes services with a focus on equity, diversity, and inclusion, and assesses the impact of these programs on student learning. The Learning and Inclusion Strategist serves as the Chair of a new Libraries Teaching & Learning advisory group which draws together expertise from across the Libraries to develop a holistic plan and set of priorities that reflect a coordinated effort to partner with campus stakeholders on student learning. The position is also a standing member of the Libraries Diversity Leadership Committee.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Build and lead a Teaching and Learning Program centered on practices that are inclusive and effective for all students
  • Identify and foster opportunities to partner on learning, inside and outside of the classroom
  • Improve or develop services with inclusion in mind, serving to reduce barriers to learning and to create a sense of belonging among all library clientele
  • Position the University Libraries for innovation in learning

Required qualifications include an American Library Association accredited Master's degree in Library/Information Science OR equivalent combination of advanced degree (e.g., M.A, M.Ed., or Ph.D. in such fields as Educational Technology, Curriculum &amp; Instruction, Culture & Teaching) and relevant experience; and, Proven ability to work successfully with diverse populations and demonstrated commitment to fostering diversity and inclusion.

Context: With collections of over 8 million volumes, the University of Minnesota Libraries is recognized for rich historical and special collections, innovative technologies, and model programs in support of research and learning. The Libraries were recognized in 2012 with the Outstanding Unit Award for Equity and Diversity, given by the campus Office for Equity and Diversity.

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, is a Big Ten campus in the heart of the Minneapolis- St. Paul metropolitan area. It is both the state land-grant university, with a strong tradition of education and public service, and a major research institution, with scholars of national and international reputation. The Twin Cities is a dynamic and diverse metropolitan area with cultural, sport, and outdoor activities for all seasons (http://wishyouwerehere.umn.edu/).

This is a full-time, 12-month, continuous-appointment track academic professional position with probationary appointment at the Assistant or Associate Librarian level.

For full description and qualifications, and to apply, go to: ulib366

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Metadata Management Library Assistant, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

As a member of the Metadata Management section, the Metadata Management Library Assistant will contribute to quality control, database integrity and metadata enrichment through batch processes;  implementation of automated data loads supporting access and discovery of print and electronic resources, in collaboration with technical services staff and vendors; and supporting assessment activities by compiling, analyzing and visualizing statistics.  Additional duties will focus on technology-focused innovative or experimental projects, including developing, supporting and troubleshooting scripts and workflow processes, manipulating reports from disparate data sources, and error analysis and correction.
 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Contributes to and supports database management and automated authority control:​
    • by processing vendor reports and packaging data for efficient distribution to colleagues for complex problem resolution and identity management activities
    • by triaging, evaluating and resolving service request tickets (Footprints, Aleph Trigger reports, HathiTrust and Google Books error reports, etc.)
    • by working on output reports generated by special projects (reconciliation and data migration projects, etc.)
  • Participates in metadata enrichment and correction, adapting, harvesting, manipulating or transforming existing sources of metadata whenever possible to aid patron discovery of Harvard Library collections
  • Analyzes data, researches methodologies and assesses technical feasibility to create, adapt and implement productivity tools or services that contribute to quality control and support of core technical services activities:
    • Assists in analyzing, testing, and implementing library system data loads and enhancements; assists in configuring library software to meet functional requirements
    • Contributes to documentation and communication regarding status of projects
    • Assists in troubleshooting and supporting technical components of batch processes for Harvard Library
  • Manipulates Cognos output and other data sources to inform decision making, present departmental accomplishments and contribute to assessment
  • Develops documentation and training in order to increase access to tools and elevate the technical ability of staff to utilize tools effectively
  • May contribute to modifying vendor-submitted ebook record files to meet Harvard cataloging standards and run perl scripts to load ebook purchases, working within a structured framework of testing and peer review prior to implementing loads
  • Contributes to Metadata Management team projects

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience with scripting for manipulating data or creating automated processes
  • Basic working knowledge of applications and programming languages such as OpenRefine, Python, and text processing
  • Familiarity with UNIX command line processes
  • Demonstrated facility with technology and a working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Access)
  • Demonstrated ability to package and present data for effective analysis
  • Experience creating documentation and delivering content verbally to individuals and groups for training and information sharing
  • Knowledge of MARC and prior cataloging and/or database management experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of wikis and cloud-based applications such as Google docs
  • Prior experience in a library technical services environment
  • Demonstrated aptitude for technical analysis and problem solving

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience with Aleph ILS, including experience troubleshooting loading batch files preferred
  • Experience with markup languages and tools that manipulate library data, such as MARCedit, desirable
  • Ability to use technology in creative ways to solve problems or facilitate workflow
  • Detail oriented and ability to work with a high degree of accuracy
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to meet project deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate as well as work well independently
  • Highly motivated and engaged with a strong customer service/support focus

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

Enter in the Auto Req ID Field:  40168BR (Metadata Management Library Assistant)

 

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Library Assistant, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Information and Technical Services actively supports the teaching and research mission of the Harvard Library by managing monograph, serial and e-resource acquisitions, metadata creation, and metadata management for  the Harvard Library.

As a member of the Acquisitions Section, the incumbent helps various Acquisitions units by providing  timely access to Harvard Library collections bperforming  a variety of acquisitions and copy cataloging dutiefor monographs and serials in multiple languages anformats.

Priorities will be set to maximize contributions to the overall goals of the Information and Technical Services Department of the Harvard Library. Staff may be called upon to apply their skills and/or receive additional training in order to contribute to work in other ITS units or teams as occasional, short-term needs occur.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Places orders via Aleph and other systems as appropriate for materials and library workflows within Acquisitions, following bibliographers' directives regarding materials, vendor and fund assignments.
  • Processes shipments of new materials by receiving titles in Aleph, verifying accuracy of vendor invoices and issuing payments in Aleph, paying careful attention to funding sources as designated by bibliographers.
  • Searches bibliographic and related data in catalogs and online databases (vendor databases, OCLC, websites, etc.) for the purpose of ordering, receiving and cataloging material and updating bibliographic information in Aleph.
  • Creates, edits and reviews bibliographic, holdings and item records for materials in all formats and multiple languages according to established guidelines.
  • Works on the resolution of routine order, receipt, invoice, bibliographic and holdings problems.
  • Participates in routine cataloging, using prepared copy and/or existing data; edits bibliographic holdings and item record data for materials in all formats according to established guidelines.
  • Communicates with vendors, publishers, bibliographers and financial personnel; conducts professional correspondence when needed to solve problems or follow up on orders.
  • Maintains the privacy of patron records and protects high risk/confidential information contained in University records.
  • May serve as a source of information on established policies and procedures for library patrons and staff.
  • Works according to changing daily priorities, demonstrates flexibility and the ability to shift between multiple tasks effectively.
  • Implements existing procedures, monitors effectiveness and suggests alternatives, as needed.
  • Participates in unit-wide planning and implementation of new policies and procedures.
  • May contribute to routine special projects, including documentation and statistics.
  • May assist in training, scheduling and distributing work to other staff or student workers.
  • May assist with developing training and procedural documentation for unit.
  • Contributes to overall goals of the department as appropriate.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Windows operating system and Windows software.
  • Demonstrated facility with automated systems, including using online databases, working with spreadsheets and knowledge of file management techniques.
  • Demonstrated experience using technology to perform daily tasks.
  • Excellent English language communication skills.
  • Must have excellent organizational written communication and analytical skills.
  • Competency in keyboarding.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • College degree preferred.
  • Library experience, particularly experience in acquisitions or with serial publications, strongly preferred.
  • Experience working with integrated library systems, particularly Aleph, desirable.
  • Familiarity with at least one foreign language desirable.
  • Work experience in a production-oriented and technology-enhanced environment preferred.
  • Excellent oral and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to perform repetitive work accurately with fine attention to detail.
  • Ability to work productively and cooperatively in a team environment, with flexibility and versatility in an evolving work situation.
  • Ability to work independently following established guidelines and procedures.

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

Enter in the Auto Req ID Field:  40246BR (Library Assistant IV)

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Senior Library Specialist (Digital Technologies), Brown University, Providence, RI

The Library is seeking applications for the position of Senior Library Specialist to work in the Digital Technologies-Production Services department. The successful candidate will perform skilled tasks in support of the digital activities across the Library. The Sr. Library Specialist will assist in the creation, promotion and stewardship of digital collections and exhibits. He/she will work with curators to coordinate work on new and existing digital collections and serve as a liaison to librarians and their workflow. This is a part-time position working Monday-Friday as a member of the Library's bargaining unit staff.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participates in contributions to social media that raise awareness of the activities of Digital Production Services in accordance with Brown University Social Media Guidelines
  • Creates digital surrogates for Digital Production Services according to established guidelines
  • Performs quality control on digital surrogates (e.g., checking file quality, naming, etc.) created in, and supplied to, Digital Production Services according to established guidelines; modifies digital surrogates as necessary.
  • Trains, schedules and directs student assistants
  • Coordinates the maintenance and repair of equipment used by students and others; contacts staff in Library Systems and Technical Support when necessary for software updates and defragmenting machines.
  • Coordinates flow of materials to be digitized in and out of Digital Production Services (e.g., retrieves and returns material, ensures that it is checked out of and into Josiah, etc.)
  • Keeps informed of new developments in project workflow, digital media and digital content management through workshops, webinars, etc.
  • Trains and provides guidance and assistance to co-workers
  • Creates instructions related to digitization
  • Applies various metadata standards to describe digital image collections
  • Performs related duties as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or relevant work-related experience
  • Relevant experience in digital library projects desirable
  • Capacity to learn new technologies and systems necessary for effective, continued job performance
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to interact favorably with faculty, co-workers and students
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Ability to perform detailed work accurately with reasonable speed
  • Successful completion of a test may be required

To Apply: Please visit Brown University's career opportunities website at: https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/staff-careers-brown/jobs and reference REQ126379. Complete an application online, attach documents, and submit for immediate consideration. Documents should include cover letter, resume, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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Senior Library Specialist (Electronic Resources), Brown University, Providence, RI

The Library is seeking applications for the position of Senior Library Specialist to work in the Technical Services-Electronic Resources department. The successful candidates will perform skilled tasks in Technical Services in support of the Library's mission. The Sr. Library Specialist acquires and processes informational materials for the Brown University Library, describes the intellectual content and attributes of the Library's information resources, effectively organizes these resources for best use by specific fields of study and performs functions related to the maintenance of bibliographic, holdings, order, and authority records in the Library's online library system(s). This is a full-time position working Monday -Friday as a member of the Library's bargaining unit staff.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serves as liaison with subject specialists and library users on matters regarding the acquisition of, and access to library materials
  • Searches online and offline resources in order to identify, acquire, and describe library materials
  • Determines effective source of supply for library materials and assigns vendors accordingly
  • Orders, monitors, receives, and processes acquisitions in a variety of languages and formats encompassing firm orders, approval plans, purchase plans, exchanges, subscriptions, standing orders, gifts, and depository agreements.
  • Identifies, investigates and resolves complex problems related to the acquisition of print journals, serials, monographic series, and multi-volume monographic sets
  • Reviews vendor subscription lists for accuracy, recommends and processes vendor changes when appropriate
  • Monitors and maintains accuracy of order records for continuations ensuring that billable orders are invoiced and paid annually
  • Establishes and maintains business relationships with vendors and publishers and resolves problems related to the acquisition of library materials
  • Maintains, updates, and corrects vendor file information; inputs new vendor file information
  • Searches and orders out-of- print material
  • Searches, orders, and catalogs rush and reserve requests as received
  • Initiates, processes, reviews, and verifies financial transactions including p-card, wire transfers, and online payment tools
  • Monitors fund balances; generates and reviews reports
  • Coordinates workflow related to bibliographic searching and processing of accepted gift materials
  • Sorts, inventories, and displays gifts to assist with their selection and/or review
  • Resolves problems related to the acquisition of, and OPAC access to library materials
  • Catalogs and classifies library materials in any format and language using online and printed resources according to established guidelines
  • Creates, edits, and converts bibliographic, holdings and authority records for all formats
  • Applies various metadata standards to describe digital image collections and encode finding aids to manuscript collections 
  • Assists with maintaining currency and reliability of links to electronic resources including troubleshooting broken links
  • Verifies, assigns and reconciles subject headings, other access points, and call numbers using data from online and offline sources, and established guidelines
  • Identifies, investigates, and resolves cataloging problems following established guidelines
  • Inventories, arranges, and indexes collections with unique characteristics
  • Trains, coordinates work, directs, and records payroll for student assistants
  • Trains and provides assistance to co-workers
  • Unpacks, shelves, and/or moves library materials
  • Performs related duties as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree with specific languages and/or subject as required or equivalent experience
  • Relevant work related experience, preferred
  • Computer skills, ability to use standard computer software packages
  • Capacity to learn new technologies and systems necessary to effective, continued job performance
  • Ability to interact favorably with co-workers and library users
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Strong problem solving
  • Ability to perform detailed work accurately with reasonable speed
  • Knowledge of one or more foreign languages may be required
  • Successful completion of a test may be required

To Apply: Please visit Brown University's career opportunities website at: https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/staff-careers-brown/jobs and reference REQ123818. Complete an application online, attach documents, and submit for immediate consideration. Documents should include cover letter, resume, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. 

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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Research and Instruction Librarian (Tenure-Track Faculty), College of Charleston, Charleston, SC

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

Qualifications, Required

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

Qualifications, Preferred

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

Salary

$46,000 - 48,000 annually

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

About the College of Charleston and the Libraries
Founded in 1770, the College of Charleston is a public liberal arts and sciences university located in the heart of Charleston, South Carolina. The College of Charleston serves approximately 10,000 undergraduates and 1,500 graduate/certificate seeking students with more than 100 majors and minors. In 2012, Charleston was ranked #1 City in the World by Condé Nast Traveler and 5th among U.S. mid-sized cities for jobs by Forbes Magazine.

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

The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability.

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Library Assistant, Draper, Cambridge, MA

Start Date: September 2016
Schedule: 25 hours per week
Salary: $20.50/hr

To apply, send resume and cover letter to: library@draper.com

As a not-for-profit research and development company, Draper focuses on the design, development, and deployment of advanced technological solutions for the world's most challenging and important problems. We have a scientific/technical library and are excited to offer a student hands-on practical experience in a corporate/special library setting.

This is an excellent opportunity if you're enthusiastic, creative, self-directed, communicative, and enjoy collaborating with colleagues and clients. A background in technology, defense, aerospace, or even science in general would be helpful, but not necessary. If you're interested in (or even just curious about) any of these topics, this will be a perfect place to expand your knowledge.

Responsibilities:

  • Analyze client requests to determine needed information and assist in locating that information.
  • Place document orders with outside vendors, including interlibrary loan.
  • Communicate with publishers regarding issues with invoices, accounts, and outstanding orders.
  • Retrieve and return materials from MIT Libraries and maintain records.
  • Catalog and process books as well as Draper reports.
  • Perform circulation functions.
  • Process publication number requests.
  • Assist with processing materials for Draper's Archives.
  • Participate in software implementation and train in Microsoft SharePoint, a company-wide collaboration tool.
  • Deliver online and in-person training and instruction.
  • Assist with marketing and outreach efforts
  • Participate in business and engineering client research projects.
  • Contribute to various library projects as needed.

Qualifications:

  • College graduate currently enrolled in a Master of Library Science program.
  • Tech and computer savvy, organized, and detail oriented.  Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential.
  • Anticipated graduation date should be no sooner than May 2018. 
  • Because we are a defense contractor, U.S. citizenship is required.  

Hours:

  • Flexible; M-F (8-5); 25 hours per week, September-December, with a possibility of continuing on for 2nd semester.

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Research Data Management Intern, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Start/End Dates: August 29 - December 16, 2016 (earlier start date is possible)
Status: Full Time (35 hrs/week) or Part-time (16 hrs/week)
Link: http://rits.hms.harvard.edu/open-positions

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.
  • Participate in outreach meetings with researchers and take meeting notes.
  • 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 a MLIS degree, 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.

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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Photo Archives Assistant, National Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY

JOB SUMMARY
The Photo Archives Assistant provides support to the Photo Archive Manager for all of the core functions of the department.

PRIMARY JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Assists the Photo Archive Manager in the care, management, and description of photographic collections.
  • Accessions and processes new acquisitions.
  • Provides access to the photograph collection through the creation and maintenance of inventories, finding aids, and catalog records in accordance with professional standards (AACR2/RDA, MARC, MODS, Dublin Core, EAD), using the institution's Digital Asset Management System (DAMS).
  • Researches provenance and conducts historical reviews of photographs in the collection.
  • Houses collections in appropriate enclosures. Assists in the maintenance of the stacks and other storage areas.
  • Digitizes photographic collections in accordance with established standards.
  • Contributes to the institution's outreach efforts by providing images and content for exhibits, online and printed publications, the website, and social media sites.
  • Responds to image research and reproduction requests assigned by the Coordinator of Rights & Reproductions.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

SECONDARY JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Assists with exhibitions curated by the Photo Archive Manager.
  • Serves as event staff at Hall of Fame's Induction and Classic weekends, and other events as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

  • Education: Bachelor's degree in humanities, arts or social sciences. Master's in public history or library/information science, with a concentration in archives, preferred
  • Experience: 1-3 years experience in working with photographic collections in a museum, archive or library.
  • Abilities: Knowledge of basic photographic collections management practices. Ability to work with collections databases, cataloging software, and Photoshop. Familiarity with professional metadata standards (AACR2/RDA, MARC, MODS, Dublin Core, EAD). Knowledge of and passion for baseball and baseball history preferred.

More information, http://www.baseballhall.org/employment/photo-archives-assistant

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Public Services Librarian, University of Hartford, Hartford, CT

POSITION SUMMARY: Assumes responsibility for providing formal and informal information literacy instruction to students, faculty and staff. Supervises circulation, reserves, stack maintenance, and equipment operations in the Allen Library (a music and dance library). Assists library patrons in their research using print, online and audiovisual resources in music and dance. 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 the University's students.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Plans, presents, and evaluates the effectiveness of instructional classes on information resources to students, faculty and staff.
  • Administers the HLM 020 online information literacy course. Maintains print manuals and online information.
  • Assists students and library patrons in the best use of print, electronic, and audiovisual music, dance and other performing arts resources in a wide array of languages and formats. Recruits, trains, and evaluates staff who provide reference and information service to library patrons. Provides occasional recommendations for title development of the print and online reference collection.
  • Assists with the design and implementation of public service policies, procedures, outreach, and marketing strategies in consultation or collaboration with the Head of Allen Library and the Mortensen Library's Head of Reference and Public Services. Assists the Head of the Allen Library in identifying priorities, goals, strategies, and direction of Allen Library.
  • Oversees Allen Library public services, including circulation services, course reserves, stack/collection maintenance, and equipment. Supervises one full-time assistant plus student employees. Monitors the student employee budget in an effort to ensure prudent fiscal management.
  • Updates and maintains the Allen Library web pages in conjunction with the Allen Head and University Libraries Web Applications Developer and Technology Specialist to enhance usability, promote library offerings, and ensure maintenance is in compliance with University branding standards and Libraries policies. Develops, enhances, and/or tests information search tools and online finding aids as necessary and/or appropriate.
  • Participates in development of online library system, including system queries, testing, data specifications, problem reporting and proposal of functionalities pertaining to library catalog, circulation and course reserves.
  • Maintains awareness of trends and advances in the field through attendance at relevant meetings or seminars as well as through regular examination of literature in the field. Participates in relevant professional organizations. Serves on internal and external committees as appropriate.
  • Maintains accurate statistics and develops a variety reports for the Allen Library Head on matters pertaining to the Allen Library, including but not limited to annual and accreditation reports. Performs other related duties as assigned.

FORMAL EDUCATION: Master's Degree of Library Science from an ALA accredited institution required, and Bachelor's Degree required with a major in music (or recognized equivalents).

WORK EXPERIENCE:to 3 years.

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. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, national and ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or expression, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected class. The University is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action employer (AA), Male (M), Female (F), Disabled (D), Veteran (V). Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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Reference and Adult Services Library Assistant, Northborough Free Library, Northborough, MA

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

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

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

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

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

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

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and the names of 3 references to: Kate Whitman, Financial Assistant at kwhitman@town.northborough.ma.us or to the Northborough Free Library, 34 Main Street, Northborough, MA 01532. Review of applications will begin July 12, 2016 and the position will remain open until filled. The Town of  Northborough is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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Library/Technology Specialist, Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter Public School, Franklin, MA

A highly successful charter school is seeking a full time, Library/Technology Specialist.  The Library/Technology Specialist is responsible for delivering, in a blended model, both school library services and instructional technology support in collaboration with the technology coordinator.  
As a Library/Technology Teacher you will:
  • Empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, ethical users and producers of information (Digital Literacy)
  • Work with students and instructional staff to strengthen the use of digital tools and media-rich resources to create original projects/products
  • Provide resources and programs that promote independent reading and writing in a variety of genres and reading levels
  • Educate students and staff on the district's Acceptable Use Policy and other related policies and procedures that support appropriate use of technologies
  • Design, teach, and support professional development opportunities for staff to increase proficiency with technology
  • Collaborate with teachers to design, teach, and assess learning experiences that incorporate inquiry learning, critical thinking and self-assessment
  • Work with instructional staff to ensure the development of 21st century skills related to technology literacy are embedded into learning across content areas
  • Explore, evaluate, and model new technologies in support of teaching and learning 
As a Library/TechnologyTeacher you will:
  • Oversee, manage and foster a creative, flexible, inviting and orderly learning environment
  • Collaborate and network with community and outside agencies (public libraries, area universities, technology organizations)
  • Help maintain an up to date inventory of all library and technology resources in the building, including equipment location and repair records in collaboration with the technology teacher. 
A Bachelors degree is required.  A MLS is preferred but not required.
To apply, or for further information, please contact Heather Zolnowski, Head of School at 

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Head Librarian, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA

The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics has an opening for Head Librarian of the John G. Wolbach Library. 
Reporting to the Director of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) and with the guidance of a Library Committee comprised of members of the CfA scientific staff, the Head Librarian provides strategic leadership and oversees day-to-day management of the John G. Wolbach Library. The Center for Astrophysics is managed jointly by Harvard University and the Smithsonian Institution. The Head Librarian will hold a half-time appointment at Harvard and a half-time appointment at the Smithsonian. 
The John G. Wolbach Library, comprising the library collections of the Harvard College Observatory and the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, is one of the world's preeminent astronomical collections, with more than 70,000 volumes, including significant historical collections. The Library includes a main facility at the Harvard College Observatory and ancillary facilities elsewhere in Cambridge, Mass.; Harvard, Mass.; and Amado, Ariz.
Please see the full listing here:

https://www.higheredjobs.com/admin/details.cfm?JobCode=176320098&Title=Head%20Librarian

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Guide and Visitor Services Representative, Nichols House Museum, Boston, MA

The Nichols House Museum, in the heart of Beacon Hill, seeks an energetic, reliable, and customer service oriented Guide & Visitor Services Representative. As one of the public faces of the Nichols House Museum, the Guide & Visitor Services Representative must provide a hospitality-style form of customer service by being friendly, engaging, and above all, ensuring a memorable experience for our visitors. This position is ideal for those who love to share their passion for storytelling, ideas and/or history with the public, and is interested in one or more of the following areas:

  • History and Historic Houses
  • Museums
  • Progressive era culture
  • Women's history
  • Sociology and political science
  • Craft and decorative arts
  • Fine arts and art history
  • Landscape architecture
  • Storytelling

Position Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate thirty minute tours by guiding visitors through the house and educating them on the history of the Nichols Family, the ideas that were important to them, our collection, and our programs and events. *** All Training will be provided.***
  • Engage various audiences (including families, world travelers, and K-12 groups) with the museum's story.
  • Open and close the museum, including ensuring that the museum remains clean and the collection protected.
  • Share a cursory knowledge about the surrounding neighborhood and attractions and answer visitor questions about same.
  • Welcome and process visitors prior to tours.
  • Track visitor numbers and demographics using an existing matrix.
  • Suggest improvements in visitor service matters, as well as marketing materials and virtual presence to External Affairs Manager and Executive Director.
  • Assist with occasional house and garden maintenance based tasks.
  • Attend meetings as necessary.

Schedule:

The Educator & Visitor Services Representative works from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm on Saturdays with potential for additional hours as needed. This position requires a commitment to working at least two Saturdays per month.

Qualifications

  • Outstanding customer service skills and a friendly smile.
  • Mature and outgoing personality; must love talking with people!
  • Interest in education, history, and/or museums.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment.
  • Reliability and professional appearance.

Salary:

This is an hourly position. The salary is $11.50 per hour.

To apply:

Send your current resume/ CV and a cover EMAIL indicating the reason for your interest in this opportunity to info@nicholshousemuseum.org.

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Digital Internship, Boston Athenaeum, Boston, MA

The Digital Programs Intern is supervised by the Head of Digital Programs. The position is classified as temporary, working weekdays for approximately 14 hours per week. Compensation is $13 per hour, with no benefits.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Scanning/photographing bound books, flat documents, prints, photographs, and paintings
  • Doing post-production work on surrogates
  • Locating and editing records in the online catalog.
  • Creating online collections and records in ContentDM, our digital asset management software.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Currently attending an ALA accredited library science graduate program
  • Working knowledge of current cataloging practices
  • Working knowledge of digital photography and scanning, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Acrobat
  • Knowledge of Qualified Dublin Core metadata fields
  • Detail oriented, with good research skills

Please send cover letter and resume to Patricia Boulos at boulos@bostonathenaeum.org.

The deadline for submitting applications is September 6, 2016. Position will begin in October 2016.

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

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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.

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.
30 Day Objectives:
- Understanding of SaaS Catalog workflows and technology. 
- Understanding of SaaS Catalog design. 
- Understanding of SaaS Catalog troubleshooting.

90 Day Objectives:
- Working knowledge of SaaS Catalog workflows and technology. 
- Working knowledge of SaaS Catalog design. 
- Working knowledge of SaaS Catalog troubleshooting.

180 Day Objectives:
- Proficiency in SaaS Catalog workflows and technology. 
- Proficiency in SaaS Catalog design. 
- Proficiency in SaaS Catalog troubleshooting.

Cultural Competencies:
- Drive
- Positive Attitude
- Good Judgement
- Open Communication
- Collaboration
- Desire to Make an Impact
- Eager to Understand
- Accountable
- Decisive
- Team Player 

Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree in the field or 4 Years equivalent experience.
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.

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Head of Children's Services, Chelmsford Public Library, Chelmsford, MA

Posting Date: August 11, 2016
Salary: $51,143 to $72,424 in ten steps
Hours: 37.5 hrs. per week
Schedule: To include one night and a Saturday rotation
Full Time -37.5 hours including 1 night and a Saturday rotation

Duties/Description:

Wanted: Innovative, energetic and versatile librarian to lead the children's department in one of the most active public libraries in the Northeast. Must be able to hold baby pig on lap while reading stories aloud. Able to lead bubble dance parties in a single bound. Comfortable doing story times for more than 100 people at a time. Flexibility is key. Strong leader in the profession, up on child development trends and issues, ready to put the right book into a child's hands. We want the kind of person who doesn't groan when they are seated next to a small child on an airplane but instead spends the flight doing finger plays and telling stories. Responsibilities include leading a talented staff of 5 people, managing the Children's collection and budget and overseeing a busy schedule of programs per week - (over 400 per year with over 13,000 in attendance).
The Head of Children's Services proactively represents the library throughout the community and to agencies and organizations serving children and youth, as well as being part of the library's management team.

Qualifications:

  • M.L.S. from an ALA accredited institution
  • Three to five years of experience in children's services, including at least one year of supervisory experience.
  • Strong knowledge of reader's advisory and children's literature
  • Good understanding of technology and social media
  • Proven record of management experience.
  • Experience working with schools and other social agencies a plus.

Closing Date: September 2, 2016

Send:

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and a short, sample video of you presenting a story time - (it does not have to be movie star quality) to Becky Herrmann, Library Director via email to bherrmann@townofchelmsford.us

This position is represented by the Chelmsford Federation of Teachers, Local 3569. The Town of Chelmsford is an EEO/AA Employer

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Library Director, Somers Public Library, Somers, CT

The Somers Public Library seeks a creative, enthusiastic Library Director with strong public service skills. The Library Director is responsible for all phases of library operations including budget development and management, preparation of policies and programs, collection development and acquisition of materials, automation and the use of appropriate technology, and oversees the care and maintenance of the library.

The Library Director supervises two full-time and 13 part-time staff members and also volunteers. The Library Director must work effectively with the Library Board, town and school administrators, the Friends of the Library, and other community organizations. The library serves a community of 11,451 and is located in the town's Education Complex.

The position requires a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science and a minimum of three years of progressively responsible work in library services, including two years supervisory experience. It is a full-time, non-bargaining position. Dependent upon level of experience and qualifications, the position has a salary range of $62,000-$65,000 as well as a town benefits package. Please see the Position Description for more details and qualifications.

Qualified applicants may express their interest by submitting a resume and cover letter by September 14, 2016.

By email or mail to:
opsmanager@somersct.gov
Operations Manager                                    
Town of Somers
600 Main Street
P.O. Box 308
Somers, Ct 06071

Or by fax to: 860-763-8228

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE   EEOC

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Head of Children's and Young Adults' Department, Forbes Library, Northampton, MA

Forbes Library, Northampton's public library, is looking for an enthusiastic, creative, energetic librarian to run the Children's and Young Adults' Department with the vision to help the library transform youth services.
 
Northampton is one of the top small arts cities in the United States and lies in the heart of the beautiful Connecticut River Valley. The city of just under 30,000 offers a vibrant downtown unique for its number of independent businesses and a lifestyle rich in cultural, artistic, and academic resources.
 
The Head of the Children's and Young Adults' Department is responsible for the management, direction, and operation of the department on a daily basis. This includes, but is not limited to hiring, training, scheduling, and leading staff; overseeing collection development; providing high quality reference and reader's advisory services; developing innovative programming and services; engaging the community; budgeting and all other managerial aspects of the department. This position also serves on committees and teams including the library's collaborative leadership and planning team.
 
Forbes Library is open six days a week and the children's department has a staff of 3 FTE and a collections and supplies budget of $27,000.
 
QUALIFICATIONS
MLS from an ALA accredited institution, at least 3 years of experience working with children or young adults, management experience, knowledge of child development trends and issues as they relate to public library service, ability to manage budgets, ability to speak and write clearly and effectively, willingness and ability to develop strong community relationships and engage with diverse community constituents, ability to use technology and social media to promote library services.
 
Full time, benefited position
Salary $44,000-$55,000/Grade 11
To apply, please submit cover letter, resume and names of three references to Director, Forbes Library, via email at jobs@forbeslibrary.org -- Deadline to apply is September 7, 2016.

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Electronic Resources & Acquisitions Librarian, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, WI

Murphy Library at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is seeking a librarian to lead the management of electronic resources, serials, and acquisitions processes within Murphy Library.

Responsibilities include:

  • Manage acquisitions workflows and implement processes related to the ordering, receiving, and deacquisition of all materials, in both physical and electronic formats, in consultation with theCollection Development Librarian and Systems & Metadata Librarian.
  • Implement collections budgets, provide input for budget creation, conduct monthly and annual reconciliations, produce financial reports, expenditure projections, and other related reports as requested.
  • Develop and streamline procedures and workflows for electronic resources and serials, including online journals, electronic books, databases, and websites.
  • Work closely with the Collection Development Librarian to negotiate vendor licenses, assess service and pricing, renegotiate discount/pricing structures, and similar.
  • Track usage and gather metadata for decision-making purposes utilizing COUNTER protocols and other standards. Generate system records and related reports as requested.
  • Manage both local and remote access to electronic resources including the proxy server. Coordinate the resolution of access-related problems as reported, working with library, ITS, and vendor staff, as necessary.
  • Coordinate the integration of electronic resources and holdings data in a variety of systems such as Alma's Unified Resource Management (URM) system knowledge base, the Primo Central Index (PCI), the databases A-to-Z List, Google Scholar, OCLC, and similar.
  • Maintain timely, accurate data related to electronic resources, and generate collection statistics and reports as requested including annual reviews of electronic resources.
  • Arrange and facilitate database trials as identified by collection development processes.
  • Keep library staff informed of changes and proposed changes in electronic resources and serials. Collaborate with the department on major decisions that affect user interfaces and functionality.
  • Provide supervision, guidance, training, and evaluation of electronic resources staff.
  • Develop and maintain knowledge of trends and practices in electronic resource management.
  • Participate in reference services, information literacy instruction activities, and collection development areas of interest or expertise.
  • Participate in collegial governance, and campus and professional activities.

Murphy Library supports and values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. We seek a colleague who shares the department's commitment to diversity and who will be a dedicated teacher, active scholar, and effective mentor for students with diverse backgrounds, preparation, and career goals.

Murphy Library is integral to student success at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Located in the heart of campus, the library provides a dynamic and diverse learning environment centered on the core principles of service, stewardship, information literacy and equity of access. Librarians have faculty status and are members of the library department, which is a peer-reviewed academic department. Murphy Library is administered by the library director who functions as an academic dean.

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent international degree
  • Post-MLS experience working within a library setting, specifically involving electronic resources, acquisitions, and/or other related technical services

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with the Ex Libris Alma library services platform
  • Experience implementing collections budgets
  • Broad understanding of technical services operations
  • Experience managing and troubleshooting technologies related to acquisitions and electronic ­resources environments
  • Professional experience working in an academic library environment
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills, including the ability to effectively collaborate with faculty/staff, colleagues, and students
  • Experience working in a peer-governed academic department
  • Evidence of professional growth potential through publication, professional activities, or other contributions to the field

Degrees from international institutions will be accepted under the following conditions:

a. The degree has been recognized by the ALA as equivalent, or;

b. The degree has been evaluated at the candidate's expense by a U.S. credentialing service recommended by the ALA and received by the Search & Screen chair by September 9, 2016.

Salary and Rank: Competitive salary for a full-time, 9-month tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Partial summer contracts may also be available.

Anticipated Starting Date: On or before January 17, 2017.

First consideration will be given to applications received by September 9, 2016.

Note: Electronic submission of application materials is required.  For additional information about this position and to apply, please visit https://employment.uwlax.edu/

Please contact the Search and Screen Chair if you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process.

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Customer Service Associate, Yankee Book Peddler, Contoocook, NH

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 will consider junior to senior level candidates.

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.

To apply visit our careers page at http://www.ebscohost.com/careers . (The position will be listed under YBP.)

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Part-time Reference and Instruction Librarian, Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield, MA

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:

The STCC Library is well known among colleagues and students for our strength in support of student learning and of student success.  This position provides reference, computer, database services and instruction to students, faculty and staff at the college.  The staff is a team of individuals who all contribute to the library's goals.  

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:  

  • Provides excellent public service at our Reference Desk
  • Develops and maintains effective presentation skills
  • Teach bibliographic instruction classes including research and assignment specific skills
  • Must be aware of communication needs and styles of different learners.
  • Collaborates with Reference Staff  
  • Prepares library subject guides and instructional materials for print and web environments
  • Develop knowledge of new technologies and new techniques in reference services
  • Maintain and report accurate statistics surrounding reference services
  • Assists in planning, implementing and publicizing reference services in innovative ways throughout the college community.
  • Participates in library related social media initiatives.
  • Supports a strong service orientation throughout the library.
  • Participates in the library's liaison program.
  • Additional duties as assigned.           

Requirements:

  • Masters Library Services (MLS) Degree from an accredited library college required.
  • Be able to communicate effectively on a professional level both in writing and orally.
  • Be comfortable with incorporating emerging technologies into the research process.
  • Demonstrate research proficiency.
  • Be familiar with MLA and APA Style. Familiarity with AMA style is a plus.
  • Understand research methodologies and tools.
  • Enjoys engaging colleagues and students in the joy of research.
  • Have excellent computer skills, especially with the use of Microsoft Office and Google products.
  • Must be able to prioritize projects and meet deadlines.
  • Have an aptitude for organization and attention to detail.
  • Acknowledge learning style differences.
  • Must be a team player; and possess strong team communication skills.
  • Be excited about teaching classes and individuals, and demonstrate those skills

Additional Information:

SALARY:                                 $26.93 per hour                                                     

BENEFITS:                             No    

WORK SCHEDULE:               Details below*

 * Part-time - 18.5 - 26.5 hours per week during semesters. Up to a total of 960 hours per year.   Evenings (4:00 pm - 7:30 pm) and Saturdays (8:30 am - 2:00 pm) required; other hours as assigned.   Serves as the closing librarian as scheduled.                                          

CLOSING DATE:                   August 24, 2016                         

Application Instructions:

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

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

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

URL: www.stcc.edu

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Call for Papers: Cataloging & Classification Quarterly

CCQ call for papers: Assessment of Cataloging and Metadata Services

A special issue of Cataloging & Classification Quarterly will be devoted to an exploration of how cataloging units or organizations have conducted assessment of their workflows, services, quality of work, or the impact of their work on their respective institutions or society.

The guest editor invites submissions from professionals in cataloging and metadata, as well as other related disciplines. Submissions by authors outside North America and from a variety of library types (academic, public, special) are encouraged.

TOPICS
Case studies, historical surveys, and research studies are all of interest. Topics of interest include but are not restricted to:

  • Assessment of:
    • Cataloging and metadata workflows
    • Quality of cataloging and metadata
    • Services offered by cataloging and metadata units 
    • Cataloging and metadata standards
    • Productivity
  • Impact of cataloging and metadata work or services on the larger organization or society
  • Assessment of cataloging and metadata by vendors or utilities
  • International assessment efforts
  • Advantages and disadvantages of various assessment methods
  • Communicating the results of assessment
  • Metrics for assessment
  • Use of statistics for cataloging and metadata assessment
  • Methods of assessment, e.g., surveys, focus groups, interviews, statistics, benchmarking, and more.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Abstract (up to 300 words) due to rmugridge@albany.edu by September 1, 2016
  • Notification of appropriateness:  September 15, 2016
  • Manuscript submission: March 15, 2017
  • Notification of acceptance/rejection: April 30, 2017
  • Final papers due: May 30, 2017

GUEST EDITOR
Rebecca L. Mugridge, Interim Dean of Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York

Cataloging & Classification Quarterly emphasizes full-length research and review articles, descriptions of new programs and technology relevant to cataloging and classification, considered speculative articles on improved methods of bibliographic control for the future, and solicited book reviews. Articles are refereed. Instructions for authors can be found at:  http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/wccq20/current#<http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/wccq20/current> .

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Call for Proposals: World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies

WorldCIST'17 - 5th World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies
Porto Santo Island, Madeira, Portugal
11th-13th of April 2017
http://www.worldcist.org/
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WORKSHOP FORMAT

The Information Systems and Technologies research and industrial community is invited to submit proposals of Workshops for WorldCist'17 - 5th World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies to be held at Porto Santo Island, Madeira, Portugal, 11th - 13th of April 2017: http://www.worldcist.org/

Workshops should focus on a specific scientific subject on the scope of WorldCist'17 but not directly included on the main conference areas. Each workshop will be coordinated by an Organizing Committee composed of, at least, two researchers in the field, preferably from different institutions and different countries. The organizers should create an international Program Committee for the Workshop, with recognized researchers within the specific Workshop scientific area. Each workshop should have at least 10 submissions and 5 accepted papers in order to be conducted at WorldCist'17.

The selection of Workshops will be performed by WorldCist'17 Conference/Workshop Chairs. Workshops full and short papers will be published in the conference main proceedings in specific Workshop chapters published by Springer in a book of the AISC series. Proceedings will be submitted for indexation by ISI Thomson, SCOPUS, DBLP, EI-Compendex among several other scientific databases. Extended versions of best selected papers will be published in journals indexed by ISI/SCI, SCOPUS and DBLP. Detailed and up-to-date information may be found at WorldCist'17 website: http://www.worldcist.org/

WORKSHOP ORGANIZATION

The Organizing Committee of each Workshop will be responsible for:
-    Producing and distributing the Workshop Call for Papers (CFP);
-    Coordinating the review and selection process for the papers submitted to the Workshop, as Workshop chairs (on the paper submission system to be installed);
-    Delivering the final versions of the papers accepted for the Workshop in accordance with the guidelines and deadlines defined by WorldCist'17 organizers;
-    Coordinating and chairing the Workshop sessions at the conference.
WorldCist'17 organizers reserve the right to cancel any Workshop if deadlines are missed or if the number of registered attendees is too low to support the costs associated with the Workshop.

PROPOSAL CONTENT

Workshop proposals should contain the following information:
-    Workshop title;
-    Brief description of the specific scientific scope of the Workshop;
-    List of topics of interest (max 15 topics);
-    Reasons the Workshop should be held within WorldCist'17;
-    Name, postal address, phone and email of all the members of the Workshop Organizing Committee;
-    Proposal for the Workshop Program Committee (Names and affiliations).

Proposals should be submitted electronically by email to worldcist at gmail.com (cc: lpreis at dsi.uminho.pt), in PDF, (in English), by July 31, 2016.

IMPORTANT DATES

-    Deadline for Workshop proposals: September 5, 2016
-    Notification of Workshop acceptance: September 11, 2016
-    Deadline for paper submission: November 27, 2016
-    Notification of paper acceptance: December 25, 2016
-    Deadline for final versions and conference registration: January 8, 2017
-    Conference dates: April 11-13, 2017

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Library Assistant, Boston Women's Fund, Boston, MA

About the Boston Women's Fund

For more than 34 years, the Boston Women's Fund has been a leader in the effort to address the gender funding gap in philanthropy through a combination of grants and programs designed to meet the special challenges of women, girls and their families. Founded in 1983, BWF was the first women's foundation in Massachusetts and one of the first of its kind in the United States. Since inception, a core value of BWF has been that decisions would be made by a racially and economically diverse group of women and that money would be raised by a broad group donors across all economic backgrounds .BWF has long believed that the women and girls in a community know best how to solve the community's problems, To this end, our focus has been to support women­led grass roots organizations that have historically been "short changed" by larger foundations.

Project Description

For several months, BWF has been reviewing its files for the purpose of donating original source documents to the Schlessinger Library at Radcliffe. Our files contain a rich history of how a progressive women's foundation was first conceived, implemented and over time grew and thrived. The story of BWF is a story of women of all ages and backgrounds coming together to support one another.

Skills and experience

BWF requires a Library Assistant to complete an inventory of files (meeting minutes, newsletters, grant applications, strategic documents, events etc) and to identify those documents that meet the areas of interest identified by the Schlessinger. Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential as well as the ability to work independently and manage time effectively.Qualified candidates should be enrolled in an accredited library science program.

Project Duration and rate

This is a part time temporary project that is expected to take 15­20 hours at an hourly rate of $12.

To apply, contact Janet@bostonwomensfund.org  

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Part-Time Young Adult Librarian, M.G. Parker Memorial Library, Dracut, MA

The M.G. Parker Memorial Library seeks an energetic, enthusiastic, outgoing librarian to serve the young adults of Dracut.

This is a professional, part-time position requiring, a background in young adult services, knowledge of print and non-print materials pertinent to this age group and the ability to interact with seventh grade students and up. This part-time position will be for an average of 18 hours a week with no benefits and will include hour's compatible with student hours, late afternoons, evenings, and Saturdays.

This person will be responsible for developing a comprehensive program that encourages young teens to be active library users. Reference desk work is also required.

Qualifications:
Undergraduate degree required. An advanced degree in Library Science or secondary education is desired. At least three years of experience working with young adults in school or Library environment is required.

Compensation:
$18.00 per hour.

Closing Date:
Open until filled.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to:

Ms. Mary Hamilton
Human Resources Coordinator
Town of Dracut
62 Arlington Street
Dracut, MA 01826

alternately, you may email the above information to:
mhamilton@dracutma.gov

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Head of Research, Teaching and Learning, Simmons College Library, Boston, MA

This position will ensure strategic adoption of best practices to provide excellent, innovative and proactive library service in the areas of Research, Teaching and Learning to students, faculty, and staff in alignment with the missions of the Library and of the College. This individual collaborates both internally with other library departments and externally with Faculty and the Writing Center, Simmons Online, and other departments; participates in department activities and on library committees/projects; makes recommendations on policies and the library budget.

The incumbent provides leadership in the areas of Research services, Information Literacy, and Instructional Design, and serves as a library liaison for nursing and health sciences programs.

For more information, or to apply, please visit: http://bit.ly/2axH6Pe

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Head of Discovery Services, Simmons College Library, Boston, MA

This position will ensure strategic adoption of best practices to provide excellent, innovative and proactive library service in the areas of collection development and access to information for students, faculty, and staff in alignment with the missions of the Library and of the College. This position will provide leadership in developing and maintaining workflows for acquiring and managing library resources and materials in electronic and other formats. This position is responsible for the overall strategic vision and direction of acquiring, maintaining, and assessing library collections. The position oversees the management of staff engaged in acquisitions and receiving, ILL and document delivery, cataloging and metadata creation, e-resource management and web scale discovery, systems and web applications.

The incumbent provides leadership in the areas of Discovery Services, Collection Development, and Collection Management

For more information, or to apply, please visit: http://bit.ly/2aP9Cuq

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Youth Services Librarian/Assistant Director, Uxbridge Free Public Library, Uxbridge, MA

Duties/ Description:

The Uxbridge Free Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic, energetic, and creative professional librarian. This position oversees all activities necessary to ensure that the library provides inspiring, quality, age- appropriate materials, assistance and programing for babies, children, teens, families, parents, caregivers and teachers. 

The ideal candidate will provide high-quality reference, homework help, reader's advisory services, and story times.  We need someone who will expand our current children's programs and collaborate with other libraries, schools, and recreational facilities. The job includes running the Teen Advisory Board and creating programs for teens.  Knowledge and use of social media, computer software, and upcoming technology is required. Collection development and maintenance is an ongoing responsibility. 

As needed, acts in the Library Director's stead when the Library Director is absent.

The Youth Services Librarian will work collaboratively with the Library Director and other staff in the creation and promotion of library events. Outside community work is required; this includes but is not limited to collaborating with the Uxbridge Public Schools and Early Childhood Groups, such as Beginning Bridges of Uxbridge & Northbridge.

This non-union positon works 40 hours per week, includes some evening and weekend hours.

Qualifications: ALA accredited Master's Degree in Library Science required.  At least one year of work in a public library children's room is required or 2 years of related work experience. Knowledge of Evergreen ILS preferred.

Additional qualifications: Knowledge of computer applications and use of electronic library resources, familiarity with summer reading programs, coordinating, promoting, and running programs for children of all ages and their families. Comfort with social media and learning new technology. Need to be a team player who can manage and work with staff and patrons of all ages.

Physical Requirements: The employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, speak, listen to others, and use hands to operate equipment for extended periods of time. Candidate must be able to lift and carry boxes weighing up to 35 pounds.

Salary: $46,000.00

Closing Date: August 31, 2016

Send: email resume, cover letter and three professional references to Ann-Margaret Thomas, Library Director at athomas@uxbridge-ma.gov  or mail to Uxbridge Free Public Library, Attn:  Ann Thomas, 15 N. Main St., Uxbridge, MA  01569

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Library Director, Pope St. John XXIII Seminary, Weston, MA

Pope St. John XXIII Seminary in Weston, MA is searching for a director for its library. Pope St. John XXIII is a small, Catholic seminary. The library director's position will be a part-time  position (16 hours/week). The successful applicant will have a MLS degree, or be in the process of earning such a degree. Search deadline is August 22, 2016. Please send cover letter and copy of CV to Pope St. John XXIII seminary at seminary@psjs.edu 

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Archives Assistant, MIT Libraries, Cambridge, MA

Through 30 June 2017 (available immediately).
35 hours per week, Monday-Friday 9-5, $15 per hour.
Position is temporary, not permanent.

The MIT Institute Archives and Special Collections houses one of the premier collections on the history of science and technology in the United States. The Archives Assistant will work under the direction of the Archivist for Reference Outreach and Instruction to support reference, access and outreach activities. The Archives Assistant will be stationed at the reference desk in the Institute Archives and Special Collections reading room.

Tasks may vary, but will include:

  • Managing receipt and return of collections stored off-site, and tracking them (ongoing, daily; ca. 1-2 hrs/day)
  • Compiling reference statistics (ongoing, monthly)
  • Supporting reference, access, and outreach activities (ongoing)
  • Assisting with receipt of collections and supplies

Must possess good verbal communication and interpersonal skills. Must be able to lift record carton size boxes (up to 40 lbs.). Accuracy and an eye for detail very important.  Ability to work independently and with a team important. Good written communication skills a plus. Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, Notepad, Aleph, FileMakerPro, Adobe applications, and Archivists Toolkit/ArchivesSpace helpful but not required.

Walking distance from MIT/Kendall MBTA stop (Red Line)

Mail, fax or email resume to:

Nora Murphy
nmurphy@mit.edu
fax: 617-258-7305
http://libraries.mit.edu/archives/

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Library Reference Assistant (part-time), MCPHS University, Worcester, MA

For nearly 200 years, MCPHS University, formerly known as Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, has been at the forefront of innovation in the healthcare world.  We take pride in our history, yet are motivated by a curiosity about the future.  That's why we are constantly updating our state-of-the-art labs, innovating our curriculums, and adding programs to coincide with the needs of an ever-changing healthcare landscape. 

Faculty and staff continue to bring their talents and skills to MCPHS University to contribute to our mission of guiding and supporting students toward successful and sustainable careers in healthcare.  Whatever position an employee holds, their efforts make an important impact on the overall quality of campus life. Employees are an integral part of a community that is proud of its heritage and the accomplishments that make MCPHS University a first-class educational institution.

Responsibilities:

The Library Reference Assistant provides support to staff the reference desk; assist patrons in locating and using print and electronic library resources.

  • Troubleshoot basic computer problems and communicate with the Information Services Help Desk as needed
  • Communicate with patrons in-person and via chat, email, and telephone
  • Collect statistics relating to reference transactions and other library operations
  • Handle other special projects as assigned.
  • Work hours are typically scheduled between 10am-7pm, Monday-Friday, although some evenings and weekends may be required.

Position is a temporary, part-time (up to 17 hours/wk) position, and is not eligible for benefits.

Additional responsibilities may be assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • A bachelor's degree
  • Current enrollment in a library science program or an earned  library assistant degree or certificate
  • Strong commitment to excellent customer service
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and public relations skills
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment
  • Ability to manage time effectively
  • General office experience and comfort with computers, MS Office and basic Internet skills
  • Interest in acquiring new skills in a rapidly changing environment

Desired:

  • Experience working in a library or office environment
  • Knowledge of electronic and print library resources, library circulation systems and online library catalogs
  • Knowledge of health information, including medical terminology and medical reference sources.

To apply, please visit www.mcphs.edu/careers. Attach a cover letter and a resume. No phone calls, please.

Principals only. Finalist candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment. MCPHS University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who would enrich the University's diversity are welcome to apply.

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Processing and Digital Assets Archivist, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, TX

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi invites applications for the position of Processing and Digital Assets Archivist.

The Processing and Digital Assets Archivist will work as part of the Special Collections and Archives team to create access to research resources and to facilitate their use by researchers. The Archivist will process both analog and digital collections and will provide leadership to ensure the organization, long term preservation, and discovery of digitized and born-digital materials collected and retained by the Mary and Jeff Bell Library's Special Collections and Archives.

This position will have primary responsibility for leading the development of digital projects based on Special Collections holdings, digital asset management, and an electronic records program. The Processing and Digital Assets Archivist will assist in the transition to and administration of ArchivesSpace and will serve as liaison to Texas Archival Resources Online. The archivist also will perform reference service and class instruction in Special Collections as needed and may serve as liaison to an academic department, with responsibility for collection development and library instruction. As with all professional librarian/archivist positions at Texas A&amp;M University-Corpus Christi, the successful candidate will participate in professional and scholarly activity and will serve on library and university committees.

Qualifications

Required: Master's degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution OR master's degree in history or other discipline related to the collections, with 9 hours of college credit in archival theory and practice. Demonstrated knowledge of archival theory and practice, including experience processing archives collections.

Applicant must demonstrate the following: strong oral and written communication skills, including the ability to articulate highly technical concepts and requirements to a variety of audiences and proven ability to prepare and present quality written and oral reports and presentations; demonstrated ability to think creatively, take initiative, solve problems, and work both independently and collaboratively; attention to detail and accuracy; ability to adjust priorities, set and achieve goals, manage time wisely, and make quick, effective decisions; and strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with faculty, staff and students; and a commitment to customer service.

Preferred: Two years of relevant professional experience in a special collections or archives, preferably in an academic library environment; experience creating archival description using DACS and EAD; familiarity with trends in arrangement, description and management of born-digital materials; experience implementing policies, standards, and procedures for stewardship of digital materials in an archives or special collections setting; knowledge of strategies, including digital forensics, and technology in use by the archival community for managing born-digital archival material; familiarity with, or aptitude for, the implementation of best practices, principles, standards, and tools such as OAIS, DSpace, Dublin Core, MODS, PREMIS, and Omeka; knowledge of tools and systems for digital preservation (e.g. Archivematica, Preservica, or BitCurator); knowledge of legal and ethical issues affecting privacy, records restrictions, and access, as they pertain to born-digital materials; certification by the Academy of Certified Archivists; Society of American Archivists Digital Archives Specialist certificate, or courses toward its completion or willingness to pursue the DAS; familiarity with ArchivesSpace or similar archival collections management tools; demonstrated organizational skills in planning, prioritizing and achieving goals and coordinating complex projects; and demonstrated ability to think creatively, take initiative, solve problems, and work both independently and collaboratively.

About the University

Texas A&M University Corpus Christi is a rapidly growing doctoral research university with more than 11,600 students. A Hispanic-Serving Institution on the cultural border with Latin America, TAMU-CC provides a robust campus experience focused on student and faculty success. Located on its own island on the Texas Gulf Coast, the Island University was recently recognized as one of the most beautiful coastal campuses in the United States. State-of- the-art classroom and laboratory buildings, support facilities, and recognized faculty strategically position TAMU-CC to achieve its goal of national and international prominence as an emerging research institution.

About Corpus Christi, TX

Welcome to Corpus Christi and the Coastal Bend. The location on the Gulf of Mexico makes this a vacation destination for many while providing recreational opportunities such as windsurfing, fishing, and boating. From Buccaneer Days to the Texas Jazz Festival, you&#39;ll enjoy many celebrations held in a vibrant downtown, a breathtaking waterfront, sensational seafood, concerts, cultural activities, and professional sports games. Padre Island and Mustang Island are only 15 minutes away from campus. Further down the road, you'll come to the quaint "village" of Port Aransas, and for those who want to stretch along miles and miles of sand, Padre Island National Seashore offers more than 130,000 acres of beautiful sandy shores. Located halfway between Houston and Brownsville and only a few hours from San Antonio, Austin, and the beautiful Texas Hill Country, Corpus Christi is close to everything!

About the Library

The Mary and Jeff Bell Library provides resources and services to assist users with their research and information needs. Over ½ million items are listed in Portal, the online catalog, and many more items are accessible through our electronic resources. Over 250 online databases and 200,000 electronic journals contain scholarly material to assist students in completing research projects or assignments. The Library provides both in-person and electronic reference service, research skills instruction, interlibrary loan, a media lab, and over 100 computers for research and coursework. Special Collections and Archives houses a wealth of resources focusing on Texas and, in particular, Corpus Christi and the surrounding region.

Application Information

Applications will be accepted until August 22, 2016. To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

https://islanderjobs.tamucc.edu/postings/5650

Texas A&M Corpus Christi is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to diversity.

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Student Assistant, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA), Cambridge, MA

The CfA Library has an opening for a student assistant. The position will involve a mixture of assisting library staff with day-to-day services like copy cataloging and binding, and exploring new data-centric services. The student will learn methods and technologies used in the research data lifecycle and apply them to special projects at the CfA Library. Knowing some of these technologies ahead of time is helpful but not a requirement. Many of our student workers have started at a basic level and are now using these technologies in their work.

The goal is for a student assistant to start as soon as possible and to contribute to the broader goals of the library.
  •     15-20 hrs/week @ $15/hr
  •     Flexible schedule
  •     3 month duration with possible extension

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

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On-Call Part-Time Library Assistants, Jaffrey Public Library, Jaffrey, NH

The Jaffrey Public Library, in New Hampshire's Monadnock region, is looking for people interested in becoming substitute part-time library assistants. These substitutes would fill in for permanent staff who are out temporarily. Library assistants are an important part of the Jaffrey PL team and work on public desks answering reference questions, using the library catalog for circulation, reshelving materials, recommending books and movies, and performing other duties as needed.

On-call part-time library assistants must have a bachelor's degree and at least one year of library experience. Proficiency with computers, basic office software, and typical library technology is required. Circulation desk knowledge of library catalog software is preferred. Please be enthusiastic, customer service oriented, and interested in learning!

Assistants must be willing to work during library hours, which generally fall between 10 am and 7 pm and at present do not include weekends. (Current library hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10-5:30 and Tuesday and Thursday, 1-7.) On-call part-time library assistants are not permanent or full-time employees. Pay is $13.57 per hour. A criminal background check will be carried out.

This position is a great way for those interested in the library field to gain experience, maintain skills, and learn from a knowledgeable team of other library assistants and librarians. For more information about the Jaffrey Public Library, please visit our Facebook page athttps://www.facebook.com/JaffreyLibrary. Please send a cover letter and resume to Libby Feil, Library Director, at lfeil@townofjaffrey.com. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, but priority will be given to applications received by close of business on August 15, 2016.

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E-Resource Technology Coordinator, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Under the general supervision of the E-Resource and Procurement Manager, the E-Resource Technology Coordinator will support patron access to the University Libraries' electronic resources, review and maintain licensing documentation for electronic resources and contribute to the planning, implementation, and supervision of assigned acquisitions and e-resource management projects.  The Coordinator's responsibilities will involve managing the set-up, updating and trouble-shooting of e-resource discovery tools such as the proxy server, OpenURL link resolver software, library databases, various vendor platforms, and the library management system (Alma).   He/She will also test and evaluate new software applications, vendor platform changes and system upgrades. The Coordinator will use knowledge of the departmental workflows to process data loads and script database updates; serve as a general technology resource for the Department; and oversee student workers for various e-resource projects.  The successful candidate will be customer service focused and bring to the position a combination of a solid interest in library e-resources, willingness to be part of a team, as well as knowledge of vendor and library procurement processes for networked information resources.

Qualifications

  • College education to Bachelor's degree level. 
  • Minimum of 3 years related experience, preferably in an automated library, subscription or purchasing agency environment.
  • Strong technical skills required (e.g., OpenURL link resolver, proxy and authentication software).  Intermediate knowledge of Excel & Access required. Aptitude for learning new computer applications quickly with minimal instruction.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, communication, and interpersonal skills required.  Aptitude for accurate, detailed, quantitative work essential.
  • Demonstrated interest in the management of networked information resources in libraries strongly preferred. Knowledge of bibliographic frameworks and content standards (e.g., MARC and XML).
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse staff and clientele and to thrive in a fast-paced, evolving & highly collaborative environment is essential.

About applying

To apply, visit: http://www.northeastern.edu/hrm/ where details of the position's responsibilities, the University's outstanding benefits, and the salary range associated with this position are also available.  For other inquiries, contact the search committee chair, Stacy Maubourquette (s.maubourquette@northeastern.edu).

Applications will be reviewed promptly and will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.  Candidates must provide a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three references.  References will only be contacted for individuals under serious consideration.

Northeastern University and the Library

Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a global, experiential, research university built on a tradition of engagement with the world, and offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Northeastern's ongoing commitment to excellence has led to a rise into the top 50 in the US News & World Report's rankings, the hiring of over 400 new faculty in the past 8 years, and annual funded research grant awards now exceeding $125M.  With a focus on global cooperative education, a strong commitment to online and hybrid educational models, and selected graduate programs at campuses in Seattle, Charlotte, Silicon Valley, and Toronto, Northeastern continues to create a distinctive approach to education and research.

The Northeastern University Libraries support the strategic directions of the University as the intellectual center of the campus.  After a recent $20 million library renovation, Northeastern students, faculty, and staff take advantage of an expansive digital media commons, a thriving digital scholarship center, state-of-art audio and video recording studios, rich electronic collections, and vital instructional and cultural programs.  Collaboration with faculty and other academic units on campus is a key part of our 21st century strategy.  The Library is an active participant in the Boston Library Consortium (BLC) and engages in national and international cooperative efforts like HathiTrust, Portico, DuraSpace, CLIR/DLF, and the Center for Research Libraries. 

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by the law. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.

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Instructional Design Librarian, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT

Sacred Heart University Library seeks an instructional design librarian to collaborate with the development, implementation, and assessment of learning experiences for on-ground, hybrid, and online modes of instruction, especially (but not solely) open educational resources.  The University hosts an online presence that comprises both fully-delivered degree programs as well as hybrid instruction of students, with particular emphasis on nursing, health professions, business, and social sciences.  This person will collaborate with librarians, the Office of Digital Learning, and teaching faculty to strengthen the pedagogy of information fluency and threshold skills and concepts at both undergraduate and graduate levels of study. This is an excellent position either for a librarian with instructional design skills and experience, or an experienced instructional designer who wishes to bolster professional competencies with library and information literacy.   The University Library is committed to the continuing education of its professionals including support and time.   A vital member of a digital projects and initiatives team, this person will report directly to the University Librarian.   A creative, engaged self-starter will enjoy this work, and earn a salary competitive with life in Fairfield County, Connecticut.  For further information about Sacred Heart University, please go to: https://sacredheart.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=74758

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Resource Sharing Assistant, MIT Libraries, Cambridge, MA

(Part-time Temporary Position)

MIT's Resource Sharing service allows reciprocal borrowers, academic and public libraries, and private institutions access to materials held in the MIT Libraries' collections in print or digital format. The service allows members of the MIT community to access materials not held in the MIT Libraries' collections in print or digital format. It also supports the unmediated borrowing services for BorrowDirect.

Key Duties: Under the supervision of the Resource Sharing Associate, the assistant will process incoming/outgoing mail, prep books for circulation in ILLiad, BorrowDirect/Relais, and Aleph, and perform other tasks as needed.

Position Requirements: Good communication skills, punctuality, attendance, and attention to details are required as is the capacity to perform repetitive tasks. Ability to lift boxes weighing as much as 40 lbs. Previous library experience a plus. 

Schedule: Begin ASAP and continue through December 2016, with the potential for position extension. Monday-Friday 20 hours per week between the hours of 11:00am - 3:30pm.

Individuals must be available every day.

Hourly Rate: $13/hour. [This position is temporary and ineligible for MIT benefits.]

Contact: Georgina Lewis, g_lewis@mit.edu. Please also include information about potential start dates.

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Cataloging Bibliographer, EBSCO, Contoocook, NH

The main responsibility of the Cataloging Bibliographer is to perform subject analysis and classification along with descriptive cataloging up to full level on a broad range and depth of materials. Materials analyzed include print, visual, audio and digital resources. Classification schemes used are Library of Congress Classification, Dewey Decimal, National Library of Medicine and Canadian Classification for history, law and literature. Library of Congress and Medical Subject Headings are applied. The work of the Cataloging Bibliographer is conducted to support approval plan profiling and order fulfillment. The person in this position creates metadata records applying the RDA standard using the MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Records to support the provision of products supplied by Library Technical Services to accompany purchased content.

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):
  • Assigns Library of Congress Subject Headings and appropriate sub-headings following SCM and LCSH rules. 
  • Assigns Library of Congress Classification and cutter numbers following LCC and CSM instructions.
  • Assigns Dewey Decimal Classification using the full current edition.
  • Assigns Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) and appropriate sub-heading strings.
  • Assigns National Library of Medicine classification.
  • Assigns Canadian literature, history and KF modified classification as appropriate.
  • Assigns library-specific cuttering and shelflisting as required.
  • Creates full-level cataloging in MARC (or other metadata format) following RDA and Library of Congress-Program for Cooperative Cataloging Policy Statements.
  • Searches OCLC's bibliographic utility, LC catalog and authorities, and customer online catalogs as necessary.
  • Upgrades LC CIP records and other less-than-full-level records.
Role-Based Competencies:
  • Exhibit focused attention to detail for prolonged periods. 
  • Possess a working knowledge of editing tools such as Microsoft Word, and preferably MARC editing programs.
  • Comfort with multi-tasking and shifting priorities throughout the work day. 
  • Work efficiently and keep work organized. 
  • Proficient with end-user computer technologies. 
  • Demonstrates the ability to learn new skills quickly. 
  • Work collaboratively and effectively with team members to accomplish individual, team and company goals. 
  • Flexible with rapidly shifting priorities. 
Skills 
Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree required. 
  • Master's degree in Library and/or Information Science required or 2 years Cataloging in a library or library service provider setting.
  • 1+ year experience with MS Word and/or Excel.
Preferred Qualifications:
KNOWLEDGE:
  • Experience in library technical services or knowledge of library operations preferred.
  • Experience using LC Classweb, OCLC Connexion, Cataloger's Desktop and/or WebDewey.
  • Experience assigning Library of Congress and/or Dewey classification numbers.
  • Experience searching authority files.
  • Experience using the Library of Congress Subject Cataloging Manual and performing subject analysis.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in applying current cataloging guidelines (RDA).
  • Demonstrated proficiency in applying current MARC 21 Bibliographic standards to monographs cataloging.
  • Knowledge of the Library of Congress classification system and subject headings.
  • Broad knowledge of all the functions of the Cataloging Unit and of the LTS Department.
  • Knowledge of and compliance with LTS quality assurance standards.
  • Understands and supports the goals and values of LTS; models and actively communicates them effectively.
  • Demonstrates mastery of job duties, requiring no supervisor follow up.
  • Understands all of the company processes and functions that have an impact upon or are impacted by the work of the Unit.
  • Knows and appropriately follows the company's hierarchy.
ABILITIES:
  • Ability to work in a production environment.
  • Ability to use sound judgment, analyze disparate information, evaluate complex and ambiguous situations and recommend solutions.
  • Ability to multitask and demonstrate flexibility in dealing with changing priorities.
  • Ability to perform with frequent interruptions, distractions and fluctuating workloads.
  • Ability to participate effectively on teams, commit to meeting agreed-upon goals and objectives, and support team decisions.
  • Formulates new and imaginative solutions that reflect careful consideration of company and department needs and goals.
  • Recognize and act upon opportunities to improve services and operations.
  • Transfers learning from one situation to solve a problem in another.
  • Ability to be open and inclusive so that all relevant parties are kept informed of issues and changes.
SKILLS:
  • Basic computer competencies, including Microsoft productivity applications and Web browsers.
  • Exemplary communication skills, both written and oral, to effectively communicate issues, concerns and ideas internally and externally, to individuals and in group settings.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to establish effective working relationships among all departments, with both professional and paraprofessional staff.
  • Highly developed organizational skills to keep information accessible and work systematically and efficiently.
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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SLIS Technology Coordinator

This position provides curricular technology support for the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS), including all discipline-specific components required by the online and face-to-face SLIS programs for LIS, CHL, and CS. The curricular technology support includes collaborating with SLIS faculty on their pedagogical needs and assisting with the development experiential, teaching and learning activities.

Duties include:

  • Provide access to, training in, and support for a range of technologies - including enterprise technologies and social media platforms - and spaces needed by SLIS faculty, staff and students.
  • Support development of experiential online teaching and learning activities for SLIS classes and labs.
  • Support students in all aspects of SLIS online domain specific applications.  Activities include: installation and support of new open source web applications/tools, and support students working on specialized advanced library and information science projects, such as the creation of digital libraries and databases using a variety of content management system solutions.
  • Coordinate with Simmons Technology to ensure system security, maintenance, backup, and administration for the SLIS server and cloud environments.
  • Coordinates technology purchases following established College procurement policies and procedures.
  • Supervise part-time student workers to provide support and services.

Required experience:

  • Master's degree required. Field of study: Library and Information Science, Information Technology/Systems, Computer Science, Instructional Design/Technology, or Archives highly preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience
  • Installation of open source software and packages on a variety of operating systems
  • Use of Drupal as a web building framework
  • Web application development in support of customer needs, for example, using PHP/MySQL, Java, JavaScript, etc. 
  • Support for web applications, including Apache, Tomcat, and others
  • Server administration with a clear understanding and preferable usage within a client-server architecture
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Excellent customer service skills, exceptional creativity and problem-solving skills
  • Comfortable taking initiative on assigned and new projects, and demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team. 

Highly Preferred:

  • Learning management systems, preferably Moodle back-end administration.
  • Familiarity with LIS and archives digital asset management systems, the LIS and archives educational environment, or the LIS and archives faculty and students who are primary clients

Instructions to Applicants: Please submit a resume and cover letter with your application. 

Visit the Simmons website to apply.

As a College committed to diversity, Simmons encourages applications broadly.  Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body and curriculum.

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National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR), Biodiversity Heritage Library, Multiple sites

JOB SUMMARY:

The National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) is a collaborative field experience program developed by The Library of Congress Office of Strategic Initiatives and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The program aims to develop a community of professionals in the dynamic fields of digital stewardship and (biodiversity) informatics.  This resident cohort will enable five residents to work on projects related to the Biodiversity Heritage Library at BHL partner institutions in Cambridge, MA, Washington, DC, Chicago, IL, St. Louis , MO or Los Angeles, CA from January 2017 to December 2017.

WHO MAY APPLY:

Applicants must be U. S. citizens who have graduated from an accredited degree-granting Master's or Doctoral program between Summer 2014 and January 2017. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents.

KEY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be a US Citizen or permanent resident.
  • Relevant education (as noted in the Qualifications Required section below).
  • Basic knowledge of spreadsheet & office programs.
  • Analytical and research skills and tools
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Relocation from January 2017 to December 2017
  • Relocation expenses are not offered.

DUTIES:

This program will provide qualified post master and doctoral candidates the opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills involving the collection, selection, management, long-term preservation, and accessibility of digital assets.

Experience with large data sets, knowledge of user-interface design, and the ability to incorporate user perspective in system planning is important.  The resident should be comfortable working in a highly collaborative virtual environment

This resident cohort will enable five residents to work on projects related to the Biodiversity Heritage Library at BHL partner institutions in Cambridge, MA, Washington, DC, Chicago, IL, St. Louis, MO or Los Angeles, CA from January 2017 to December 2017. NDSR participants will get a first-hand look into the preservation issues and topics challenging these institutions. Through collaboration with other interested organizations, this project plans to identify guidelines for best practices in a digital library for collection analysis and data linking. Residents will each be assigned one of the following host institutions and corresponding projects. Applicants should specify their top three choices of institutions and projects from the list below in their cover letter.

The following five project outlines are proposed:

Content Analysis.  This project will be an analysis of the quantity of literature underpinning the field of biodiversity, the amount of that literature in the public domain, the representation of each discipline (delineated by taxon group) within BHL, an exploration of methodologies to scope the collections, and areas where BHL may target development to better serve the research population. Host: BHL Chicago partners (The Field Museum of Natural History and the Chicago Botanic Garden) with mentors Library Directors Christine Giannoni and Leora Siegel.  

Import of Crowdsourced Data Corrections and Enhancements.  Building on the IMLS grant received by the Missouri Botanical Garden, Purposeful Gaming and BHL, in which BHL worked with Mary Flannagan and Tiltfactor , the mentors for this project will work with the resident to develop methodologies and propose tools for integration of crowdsourced data corrections and enhancements back into the BHL portal. Best practices will be documented for verification, trust, and multi-tier review. Host: Harvard University: MCZ, mentors Library Managers Constance Rinaldo and Joseph deVeer. 

Enabling image discovery within the Biodiversity Heritage Library. Building on the successful NEH Art of Life grant, crowdsourced metadata around BHL images hosted on Flickr and Zooniverse would be integrated back into the BHL through  user interface modifications to the BHL portal to enable image searching, browsing and display. The resident will work with the BHL technical team to propose best practices for integration of this data into BHL as well as sustainable methodologies for augmenting image tagging for BHL content. Host: Missouri Botanical Garden (MOBOT),  mentors Library Director Douglas Holland and Data Projects Coordinator, Trish Rose-Sandler.

Digital Library Best Practices Analysis.  The mentor will work with the resident to consult with BHL partners such as DPLA and Europeana to determine how BHL data works in these large scale national and pan-national digital libraries. The resident will propose analyses of other large-scale digital libraries (HathiTrust, the Internet Archive, National Digital Library of New Zealand, Trove, for example) to categorize high value tools and services that can be built into the next version of BHL or developed with existing APIs from partners. Host: Los Angeles County Natural History Museum, mentor Chief Librarian and Curator Richard Hulser.    NHM Research Library.

User Needs and Usability Analysis. 

The mentor will work with the resident to identify members of the larger taxonomic and biodiversity informatics community to determine user needs and services for providing increased value to BHL content. Building on a ten year relationship with this community, BHL staff will introduce the resident to relevant initiatives hosted at the Smithsonian, such as Consortium for the Barcode of Life (CBoL) and Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) and to partners such as Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF). The resident will analyze input gathered to define recommendations and requirements for expanding the BHL digital library functionality. Host: BHL Secretariat/Smithsonian Libraries,  mentor Carolyn Sheffield, BHL Program Manager.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

  • Possess a master or doctoral degree with graduation between spring 2014 and January  2017 in one of the following fields (or other discipline engaged in the stewardship of digital materials):
    • Library Science
    • Information Science
    • Archival Science
    • Records Management
    • Computer Sciences
    • Museum Studies
    • Art History
    • Engineering
    • Digital Media
    • Master of Fine Arts in New Media
  • Must be available to work on-site for the entire one-year period.
  • Must be a US citizen or permanent resident.

STIPEND: $50,000  for 12 months

SUPERVISORY STATUS: No

TO APPLY,  THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS ARE:

  1. Cover letter that describes your interest in the various projects and up to three top choices of project and venue as described above. Please state geographical limitations, if any.
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Names and contact information for three references.

To be considered for the position, please submit the aforementioned materials through the ARiES portal. Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

Once selected and hired for the residency, every effort will be made to accommodate project selections. First choice host placement cannot be guaranteed. Applicants should be sure to indicate three host areas of interest on their applications.

OTHER INFORMATION:

Residents are not benefits-eligible employees of the institutions where they reside. Find further information about the Biodiversity Heritage Library here. Address questions about the application/nomination process to Constance Rinaldo, Librarian of the Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University.

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Project Manager/Business Analyst, MIT Libraries, Cambridge, MA

The MIT Libraries are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic project manager/business analyst to help enhance the Libraries' project and portfolio management processes and capacity across the organization. The successful candidate will join the TPIE department, working to optimize library technologies, services and spaces for maximum value to the MIT and global communities through project and portfolio management, user experience, and web services.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Project Manager/Business Analyst will report to the Head for TPIE and have major responsibility in the areas of project management and planning; team building and coordination; process management and improvement; business analysis and quality control; and, portfolio management. The PM/BA manages the full project delivery process including scope development, assessing the impact of change, budget preparation, work plan development, and day-to-day management. S/he plans, directs, and coordinates project team activities to design, deliver and maintain high quality systems and solutions and provides leadership to teams in determining project requirements and translating them into operational plans. The PM/BA identifies, monitors, and reviews all project economics and risks, and assembles the appropriate blend of resources to meet project requirements. S/he collaborates with MIT Libraries and other campus service providers to evaluate and improve business processes, systems, and services and ensures that appropriate knowledge is transferred to IT, Libraries' stakeholders, and end users. The PM/BA is responsible for managing concurrent projects, blending traditional project management principles and practices with an Agile development approach to deliver an appropriate balance of agility and predictability. S/he helps manage the organization's portfolio of work, ensuring transparency and effective communication. The PM/BA supports the intake of projects through a transparent and inclusive IT governance process. S/he identifies improvement opportunities, assesses the impact of change, captures and documents requirements, and ensures IT subsequently delivers promised value while supporting the organization through the process. S/he coordinates/leads training efforts for enterprise applications. The PM/BA also helps to manage project and portfolio artifacts, decisions, communications, metrics, and reporting.

Examples of MIT Libraries' IT projects may include the implementation of locally developed open source software or vended systems such as: implementing tools to manage publications under MIT's Open Access policy, leveraging API's for digital library or repository services on the DSpace and Fedora platforms, enhancements to the library search and discovery ecosystem, and the implementation of systems, tools and practices for comprehensive digital preservation.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS include some combination of: Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience. At least five years direct work experience in a project management/business analysis capacity, including all aspects of process development and execution. Expert knowledge of both Agile/Scrum and traditional project management principles and practices. Demonstrated ability to align project management approaches with individual project needs, to blend PM methodologies to meet project requirements, to manage competing demands, and to adapt to shifting priorities and timelines. Evidence of business analysis skills, e.g. requirements gathering, impact assessment, user acceptance testing, use case development, gap analysis. Demonstrated familiarity with project portfolio management methods, e.g. project intake, prioritization, resource demand planning, communication. Experience managing software development projects and implementation, configuration, and customization of commercial and open source applications. Sufficient technical background to provide credible leadership to IT/development teams and to accurately and objectively evaluate complex project risks and issues. Proven ability to build partnerships and encourage collaboration between individuals and teams and success in working with cross functional teams comprised of both technical and non-technical individuals. Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills and adeptness at conducting research into project-related issues and products. Excellent oral and written communications skills, including influencing and negotiation skills. Strong interpersonal skills including mentoring, team building and conflict negotiation. Preferred - Advanced degree. PMP certification. PMI-ACP, CSM, or equivalent. Experience in higher education.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Estimated hiring range is $95,000-$110,000. Actual salary will depend on qualifications and experience. MIT offers excellent benefits including a choice of health and retirement plans, a dental plan, tuition assistance, and fully subsidized MBTA passes for local bus and subway service. The MIT Libraries afford a flexible and collegial working environment and foster professional growth of staff with management training and travel funding for professional meetings.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Apply online at: http://careers.mit.edu/. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by August 22, 2016. Application must include cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references. 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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Library Intern - Historical Fire Research (paid), Charles S. Morgan Technical Library, Quincy, MA

The National Fire Protection Association's mission is to help save lives and reduce loss with information, knowledge and passion. An international nonprofit established in 1896, we are dedicated to the elimination of death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards. The Association delivers information and knowledge through more than 300 consensus codes and standards, research, training, education, outreach and advocacy; and by partnering with others who share an interest in furthering the NFPA mission.

Purpose

Reporting to the Manager, Library and Information Resources, the Library Intern will be responsible for reviewing files related to historic fires to catalog existing photos and documents, digitize for electronic access, and draft synopsis of incident to create online resource relating to historic and recent important fires worldwide.  Purpose is to leverage existing NFPA print materials (books, articles, pamphlets, photos, charts), add information about relevant non-NFPA sources (including government agency reports and secondary sources), to create a comprehensive online resource of source material and knowledge about historic fires.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Review archival and library collections relating to historic fires.
  • Catalog, arrange and describe materials using demonstrated knowledge of current archival and library best practices and standards.  Rehouse materials as appropriate.
  • Digitize relevant documents and images.  Describe and attach metadata.
  • Research and draft narrative of incident, lessons learned, impact to standards development when applicable.
  • Additional library duties/responsibilities as needed.

Job Requirements

  • Completion of some coursework in library/information science program from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • Familiarity with metadata standards relevant to the bibliographic records and archival control of digital collection materials such as MARC, EAD, and Dublin Core.
  • Ability to lift and move up to a 50 pound box.

Please email KEnman@nfpa.org to apply.

  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.

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Cataloging Bibliographer, Yankee Book Peddler, Contoocook, NH

Cataloging Bibliographer

The main responsibility of the Cataloging Bibliographer is to perform subject analysis and classification along with descriptive cataloging up to full level on a broad range and depth of materials. Materials analyzed include print, visual, audio and digital resources. Classification schemes used are Library of Congress Classification, Dewey Decimal, National Library of Medicine and Canadian Classification for history, law and literature. Library of Congress and Medical Subject Headings are applied. The work of the Cataloging Bibliographer is conducted to support approval plan profiling and order fulfillment. The person in this position creates metadata records applying the RDA standard using the MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Records to support the provision of products supplied by Library Technical Services to accompany purchased content.

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):

  • Assigns Library of Congress Subject Headings and appropriate sub-headings following SCM and LCSH rules. 
  • Assigns Library of Congress Classification and cutter numbers following LCC and CSM instructions.
  • Assigns Dewey Decimal Classification using the full current edition.
  • Assigns Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) and appropriate sub-heading strings.
  • Assigns National Library of Medicine classification.
  • Assigns Canadian literature, history and KF modified classification as appropriate.
  • Assigns library-specific cuttering and shelflisting as required.
  • Creates full-level cataloging in MARC (or other metadata format) following RDA and Library of Congress-Program for Cooperative Cataloging Policy Statements.
  • Searches OCLC's bibliographic utility, LC catalog and authorities, and customer online catalogs as necessary.
  • Upgrades LC CIP records and other less-than-full-level records.

Role-Based Competencies:

  • Exhibit focused attention to detail for prolonged periods.
  • Possess a working knowledge of editing tools such as Microsoft Word, and preferably MARC editing programs.
  • Comfort with multi-tasking and shifting priorities throughout the work day.
  • Work efficiently and keep work organized.
  • Proficient with end-user computer technologies.
  • Demonstrates the ability to learn new skills quickly.
  • Work collaboratively and effectively with team members to accomplish individual, team and company goals.
  • Flexible with rapidly shifting priorities.

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 required. 
  • Master's degree in Library and/or Information Science required or 2 years Cataloging in a library or library service provider setting.
  • 1+ year experience with MS Word and/or Excel.

Preferred Qualifications:

KNOWLEDGE:

  • Experience in library technical services or knowledge of library operations preferred.
  • Experience using LC Classweb, OCLC Connexion, Cataloger's Desktop and/or WebDewey.
  • Experience assigning Library of Congress and/or Dewey classification numbers.
  • Experience searching authority files.
  • Experience using the Library of Congress Subject Cataloging Manual and performing subject analysis.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in applying current cataloging guidelines (RDA).
  • Demonstrated proficiency in applying current MARC 21 Bibliographic standards to monographs cataloging.
  • Knowledge of the Library of Congress classification system and subject headings.
  • Broad knowledge of all the functions of the Cataloging Unit and of the LTS Department.
  • Knowledge of and compliance with LTS quality assurance standards.
  • Understands and supports the goals and values of LTS; models and actively communicates them effectively.
  • Demonstrates mastery of job duties, requiring no supervisor follow up.
  • Understands all of the company processes and functions that have an impact upon or are impacted by the work of the Unit.
  • Knows and appropriately follows the company's hierarchy.

ABILITIES:

  • Ability to work in a production environment.
  • Ability to use sound judgment, analyze disparate information, evaluate complex and ambiguous situations and recommend solutions.
  • Ability to multitask and demonstrate flexibility in dealing with changing priorities.
  • Ability to perform with frequent interruptions, distractions and fluctuating workloads.
  • Ability to participate effectively on teams, commit to meeting agreed-upon goals and objectives, and support team decisions.
  • Formulates new and imaginative solutions that reflect careful consideration of company and department needs and goals.
  • Recognize and act upon opportunities to improve services and operations.
  • Transfers learning from one situation to solve a problem in another.
  • Ability to be open and inclusive so that all relevant parties are kept informed of issues and changes.

SKILLS:

  • Basic computer competencies, including Microsoft productivity applications and Web browsers.
  • Exemplary communication skills, both written and oral, to effectively communicate issues, concerns and ideas internally and externally, to individuals and in group settings.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to establish effective working relationships among all departments, with both professional and paraprofessional staff.
  • Highly developed organizational skills to keep information accessible and work systematically and efficiently.

To apply visit our careers page at http://www.ebscohost.com/careers . (The position will be listed under YBP.)

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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Reference Associate, NHTI Concord's Community College, Concord, NH

Pay Range: $$16.79 - $$19.43 Per Hour

Appointment Type: Covered Part-Time - Non-Exempt

Work Schedule:  Monday - Friday; 25 hours/ week

SCOPE OF WORK: Performs various administrative and technical duties associated with library reference and research services. This position reports to the Head Reference Librarian at NHTI, Concord's Community College.

 ACCOUNTABILITIES: 

  •  Contributes to the reference services program by providing assistance, consultation, and instruction to reference patrons and provides outreach services, as needed;
  •  Instructs students, faculty, staff and community members in the use of online database and print resources;
  •  Provides library group instruction to students, faculty, staff and the general public;
  •  Assists with circulation of materials and patron account maintenance, as needed;
  •  Uses a computer for various functions including circulation, mail, information retrieval, record keeping, database management, etc.;
  •  Provides patrons with in depth one-on-one instruction in the use of computer applications including - but not limited to - Microsoft Office, Blackboard, e-mail, and library management software.
  •  Updates the Library's online research guides on a semi-annual basis in conjunction with the Head of User Services;
  •  Supervises the Library during some afternoon, evening and weekend hours;
  •  Participates in staff meetings/planning;
  •  Light housekeeping cleaning of furniture and equipment;
  •  Opens and/or closes the Library, enabling all machines, lights, etc.;
  •  Represents the college at conferences, meetings and seminars;
  •  Complies with all college, system, state and federal rules and regulations;
  •  Other duties as assigned.

 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Associate's degree from a recognized college or university in a related field. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience.

Experience: Two years' experience in library services. Each additional year of approved work experience may be substituted for one year of required formal education.

Desired Qualifications: Experience teaching and preparing lesson plans. Proficiency with electronic and printed information resources. Ability to use and explain library facilities including OPAC and other reference aids. Understanding of standards and trends in reference services and instructional technology.

RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Knowledge of library data and cataloging rules. Knowledge of modern library methods and procedures. Knowledge of children, youth and adult literature and ability to utilize this knowledge to match interests of clientele, to advise as to the selection of books and other materials. Ability to answer librarians and public's requests for reference material. Strong customer service skills with a strong commitment to client services and creative, technical, and problem solving skills. Excellent communication, organizational, presentation and interpersonal skills. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, local librarians, boards of trustees, educations and the general public. Must be willing to maintain appearance appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the college appointing authority.

DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: The supplemental job description lists typical examples of work and is not intended to include every job duty and responsibility specific to a position. An employee may be required to perform other related duties not listed on the supplemental job description provided that such duties are characteristic of that classification.

Please visit www.nhti.edu/careers to submit an application.

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Part-Time Archivist, Temple Israel, Boston, MA

Summary: Temple Israel of Boston seeks an experienced, professional archivist for a part-time position. This position is currently funded at 12 hours per week, but additional funding may become available in the future. The Temple Israel Archives is an institutional archive that collects, holds, and makes accessible records pertaining to its clergy, lay leaders, religious school and pre-school, and other programs, auxiliaries, and administrative offices, in addition to materials related to congregants, from its founding in 1854 to the present. Located in Boston&#39;s Longwood Area, Temple Israel is New England&#39;s largest Reform congregation. The synagogue also maintains a museum and a library staffed by a full-time librarian. The archivist reports to the Temple Israel librarian and works closely with the Archives Committee.

Responsibilities: The archivist's primary responsibility is to collect, maintain, preserve, and catalog the archives collections and make them accessible. Duties include:

  • Developing archival policies and procedures
  • Providing reference services for temple administrators, congregants, and the general public
  • Accessioning, arranging, describing, preserving, and creating access tools for all archival record
  • Overseeing the synagogue's records management program including regular acquisition of historical records from departments, offices, and committees
  • Other duties include performing research for occasional museum exhibitions and educational programs, supervising interns and volunteers, providing content for the archives' webpage, and planning for a pilot digitization program

Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in archives management
  • At least three years' archival experience, preferably with institutional records collections
  • Demonstrated project management experience
  • Ability to multi-task and work independently
  • Excellent writing, interpersonal, and communication skills, including the ability to work well with committees, staff, researchers, and volunteers
  • Knowledge of current standards for processing and describing electronic and paper records
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with current archival arrangement and description standards such as DACS and EAD
  • Some knowledge of digital preservation and providing access to digital formats
  • Ability and willingness to lift boxes weighing up to 40 lbs
  • Background in history and/or knowledge of Judaism

To apply: Please submit cover letter, resume, and list of three references to Susan Porter, Archives Committee Chair, at susanporter@comcast.net. This position is available as of September 1, 2016; applications will be accepted until the position is filled. More information about Temple Israel and the Temple Israel Archives is available at www.tisrael.org.

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Part-Time Electronic Access, Outreach & Reference Librarian, Newbury College, Brookline, MA

General Responsibilities:
  • Planning and implementing online and bibliographic instruction programs in support of specific academic programs in the Day Division and the Division of Continuing Education
  • Assist in system administration of the online catalog and Library website.
  • Assist in providing a dynamic and caring educational environment
Specific Duties:
  • Develop and implement online and bibliographic instruction programs for general and specialized Library users
  • Maintain dialogue with IT Department and faculty regarding collection and support needs of specific programs and courses
  • Evaluate existing References services. Develop new and/or revise services as necessary
  • Design tutorials for online and other database searches/ 
  • Perform collection management, working in close relationship with faculty
  • Participate in overall Library planning and development
  • Provide reference services and staff the Circulation Desk as necessary
  • Other assignments as needed
Educational Requirements: MLS from ALA accredited program
Requisite Skills:
  • Experience with system administration of OCLC Worldcat/Worldcat Discovery
  • Experience with Springshare's Libguides CMS
  • Experience with Microsoft operating systems (Window 95/98/NT/2000) and Microsoft Office productivity software; working knowledge of HTML, JavaScript, CGI, SSI, UNIX, Web authoring tools (Macromedia Dreamweaver, Adobe Acrobat), image editing tools (Adobe Photoshop), Web copy editing.
  • Able to rapidly learn new technology tools and platforms
  • Able to manage multiple projects, work under pressure, and meet deadlines.
  • Adaptable, reliable, performance-oriented.
  • Well-versed at conveying technical concepts to non-technical audiences.
  • Strong service orientation; able to deal with a diverse clientele with courtesy and tact.
  • Familiarity with print and online reference resources.
  • Experience in teaching library skills classes or giving library presentations.
  • Excellent oral and written communication / interpersonal / presentation / problem-solving / organization skills. Able to relate to all levels of management and to work directly with users with varying degrees of computer knowledge.

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Contact:
Amy Downing
Human Resources
Newbury College, Brookline
Phone: 617-730-7174
Email Address: adowning@newbury.edu
 

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

Description:

The WGBH Media Library &amp; Archives has an opportunity for graduate students in library science, history or related fields to work on the American Archive of Public Broadcasting. Come and help us preserve the history of public television and radio! Help us make it accessible to the American public and for future generations!

The AAPB Cataloging interns will primarily assist with the cataloging and normalization of 8,000 hours of records for the PBS NewsHour. This is an excellent opportunity to learn audiovisual cataloging, the PBCore metadata schema (pbcore.org), and data normalization. 

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

Cataloging Internship Skills Preferred: 

  • Basic computer skills, familiarity with Macintosh computers.
  • Attention to detail and precise work extremely important.
  • Internet savvy, with good web and library search skills.
  • Previous coursework in cataloging helpful.
  • Knowledge of PBCore or other xml schemas helpful.
  • Familiarity with digital libraries and library practices also helpful.

WGBH Internship Requirements:

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

Applicants interested in the Internship should send a resume and a statement of interest by August 31st, by email to:

Charles Hosale: charles_hosale@wgbh.org

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Call for Submissions: World Libraries Journal

World Libraries -- a peer-reviewed, open access LIS journal published by the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois -- invites submissions on library and information topics of interest to an international audience.

If libraries, museums and archives are windows to the world, it follows that those working in them must also be internationally engaged, sharing ideas across borders, profiting from the successes and discoveries of farflung colleagues, and strengthening alliances built upon shared philosophies.

World Libraries is a cooperative, collaborative project devoted to the free and unfettered sharing of knowledge. Working from the premise that librarianship has always had and should always have an international scope -- and that we ignore ideas and neglect allies at our own peril -- we invite LIS professionals and fellow travelers to engage in an ongoing conversation.

Topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Library and information trends, including the maker movement, sharing economy, gamification, resilience, connected learning, haptic technology, linked data and elder services
  • Disaster preparation and recovery, including crisis informatics
  • Preservation and conservation, including the impact of global climate change
  • Scholarly communication, including libraries as publishers and information creators
  • International dialogue on LIS topics, including organizations such as IFLA and the International Librarians Network
  • The impact of library and information services on political discourse and activity, socio-economic trends, and quality of life
  • Marketing and advocacy, including case studies of approaches and campaigns
  • Library design and innovative use
  • The for-profit library sector and economic globalization
  • Comparative librarianship, including postcolonial studies
  • Information services and minority groups, including immigrant communities, indigenous people and LGBTQ+ people
  • Literacy, including information and artifactual literacy
  • Demonstrating the value of library and information services
  • Access to information and intellectual freedom
  • The future of library and information services
  • Leaders or influential figures in the library and information sector
  • And library and information topics in any country or region, particularly emerging countries and regions

Submissions may take the form of research papers, interviews, reportage and correspondence, opinion pieces, talks and lectures, roundtables, multimedia storytelling, and product and media reviews (including books, audio-visual works and electronic resources). Other types of submissions are welcome and will be given due consideration by our editorial team. Accepted research papers are evaluated by at least two peer reviewers.

World Libraries is published in English, but non-English content is welcome and translation assistance may be available.

Authors whose works are published in World Libraries are given the option of retaining the rights to their works. They may retain copyright or select a Creative Commons license that best suits their needs. More information will be provided upon acceptance of a submission.

For more information about World Libraries and to make a submission, visit http://worldlibraries.dom.edu/index.php/worldlib/about/submissions.

Questions? Please contact World Libraries editor Scott Shoger at sshoger@dom.edu


More about World Libraries

World Libraries is a project of the faculty, staff and students of Dominican University Graduate School of Library and Information Science; an advisory board of library and information professionals from around the world; and an ever-changing cast of contributors and readers. It was established in 1990 under the title Third World Libraries.

Past contributors and editors include Marta Terry González, Loriene Roy, Ken Haycock, Sara Paretsky, Roderick Cave, D. J. Foskett, Norman Horrocks, Carlos Victor Penna, Josefa Emilia Sabor, Peter Havard-Williams, Herbert S. White, Jeanne Drewes, Lars-Anders Baer, Peggy Sullivan, Robert P. Doyle, Michael E. D. Koenig and John W. Berry.

Themed issues have focused on indigenous library services, Latin American librarianship, the Center for Research Libraries and information services in Cuba, Nigeria and Poland. The entire run of the journal is available at http://worldlibraries.dom.edu.

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Politicas de Informacion en las Bibliotecas, Archivos y Museos

El Instituto de Investigaciones Bibliotecologicas y de la Informacion de la Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, a traves del Seminario de Investigacion sobre Politicas de Informacion, se complace en invitarle a la

CONFERENCIA:
POLITICAS DE INFORMACION EN LAS BIBLIOTECAS, ARCHIVOS Y MUSEOS

Que dictara el Dr. Luis Fernando Ramos Simon / Catedratico de la Facultad de Ciencias de la Documentacion, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Espana

Coordina / Modera: Dr. Egbert J. Sanchez Vanderkast
Coordinador del Seminario de Investigacion sobre Politicas de Informacion e Investigador del IIBI, UNAM

La Conferencia se realizara el miercoles 17 de agosto de 2016, a las 11:00 hrs., en la Sala de Seminarios del IIBI, ubicada en la Torre II de Humanidades, piso 13, Ciudad Universitaria, Mexico, D.F.

Entrada Libre. Cupo Limitado.
Los interesados en recibir la constancia de asistencia, deberan enviar por correo-e el formato de registro disponible en: http://iibi.unam.mx/informesec.html, y cubrir el tramite de expedicion de $100.00 M.N.

Transmision en vivo por streaming a traves de los canales del IIBI en:
- Livestream: http://www.livestream.com/iibiunam
- Ustream: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/cuib-unam 

Le solicitamos de la manera mas atenta hacer extensiva esta invitacion entre el personal de su comunidad, asi como con amigos e interesados.

Informes e inscripciones:
Lic. Sarah Iliana Gonzalez Comi
Depto. de Difusion y Educacion Continua
Instituto de Investigaciones Bibliotecologicas y de la Informacion / UNAM
Tels: (52-55) 562-30352 y 30193
Fax: (52-55) 562-30375
sarahgc@iibi.unam.mx 
http://iibi.unam.mx 

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Associate Director (Medical Library), Yale University, New Haven, CT

Position Focus: The Associate Director's primary responsibilities include assisting the director in overall leadership and management of the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library (CWML), setting strategic priorities and goals for the library, and executing the day-to-day operations to ensure the delivery of exceptional services, collections, research tools, and innovations to further the clinical, research, and educational missions and goals of our users. The Associate Director specifically provides leadership and vision for both the library's research and education services and its technology and innovation initiatives and programs. Direct reports include 3 assistant directors, and 1 senior library services assistant that provides administrative support to the research and education teams and is team leader of a cross-departmental team of support staff. The Associate Director oversees and supports a talented, self-motivated, dedicated, and collaborative team consisting of 11 professional librarians, 1 systems manager, and 2 library services assistants.

With the assistance of Assistant Director for Research & Education, the Associate Director directs all aspects of the library's clinical, research, and education service programs, and ensures that these align with the priorities and goals of the Yale New Haven Medical Center's faculty, staff, and students. With the assistance and technical expertise of the Assistant Director for Technology and Innovation, the Associate Director also oversees all aspects of the Medical Library's technology and computing, including systems management, web services, instructional design, public and staff computing, learning spaces, and strategizes on technological innovation opportunities.

She/he fosters a team-oriented work environment that capitalizes upon the creativity and skills of a talented and dedicated staff; encourages open communication and collaboration among staff, committees, and units to achieve library and departmental goals and objectives; promotes a user-centric service philosophy that results in the provision of valuable information services and resources for the Yale-New Haven Medical Center, including the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health; and serves as the Medical Library's representative on a variety of Medical Center, University, and University Library committees.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Master's degree from an ALA accredited library school. An advanced degree in a related discipline may be substituted in selected instances.
  • Minimum of 8 years of related professional experience required.
  • Strong commitment to responsive, innovative research and outreach service programs.
  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively and independently with various groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing team environment.
  • Demonstrated experience designing and coordinating projects and bringing them to a timely conclusion.
  • Demonstrated experience managing staff.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communications and analytical ability.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively build partnerships and promote collaboration.
  • Demonstrated excellent customer service skill; agility and a strong commitment to innovation, creativity and excellence.

Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments. Librarian ranking information can be found at: http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank.html.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience: Demonstrated experience in an academic medical center. Demonstrated experience securing grant funding for project development.

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.

The Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library

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

Salary and Benefits

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

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/jobsThe STARS req. ID for this position is 38958BR. 

http://bit.ly/2asKHMN

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

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Grants Development Officer, MIT Libraries, Cambridge, MA

The MIT Libraries seek an ambitious and collaborative individual with excellent writing and communication skills to identify potential funding opportunities and produce strategies and proposals for the Libraries and MIT Press. This position is part of a small development team and will have the opportunity to develop a comprehensive grants program for a dynamic research library and world-class university press. 

The Grants Development Officer will work in in collaboration with the Director of Development and key staff of the Libraries and MIT Press to develop a comprehensive grants management program. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Increasing awareness and engagement in grant opportunities and outcomes across Libraries and Press.
  • Identifying relevant funding opportunities (foundation, corporate, and government) and developing and coordinating proposal submission process.
  • Building strong working relationships with staff within the MIT Libraries, MIT Press, the Office of Foundation Relations, and the Office of Sponsored Programs.
  • Keeping leadership informed of current and pending grants within the Libraries and Press, as well as developments and trends across MIT and the broader grant funding landscape.
  • Working closely with Office of Sponsored Programs staff to ensure efficient and timely review and submission of all proposals (when appropriate) and tracking and monitoring all Libraries/Press proposal activity (funded and not funded).
  • Assisting in reporting process for awarded grants, including periodic and final reports and renewal applications submitted to funders.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS include some combination of:

  • Bachelor's degree required; advanced degree preferred.
  • Three to five years of experience in grant writing, including familiarity with researching funding opportunities and application pipeline processes.
  • Outstanding persuasive writing skills, including the ability to clearly articulate complex topics and funding priorities.
  • Demonstrated success securing foundation, corporate, and government grants.
  • Demonstrated ability to set priorities, organize workload, manage competing demands, meet deadlines, and set and follow through on ambitious goals
  • Demonstrated ability to interact comfortably and productively with staff, key leadership, and external constituents at all levels.
  • Experience with organizational and program budgets to assist and advise on project budgets.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Estimated hiring range is $80,000-$90,000; actual depending upon qualifications and experience. MIT offers excellent benefits including a choice of health and retirement plans, dental plan, tuition assistance and fully-subsidized MBTA passes for local bus and subway service. 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.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Apply online at: http://careers.mit.edu/; applications must include cover letter and resume. Priority will be given to applications received by August 22, 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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Library Director, Reading Public Library, Reading, MA

The Board of Trustees is announcing an exciting opportunity to lead the beloved Reading Public Library and its creative, energetic, and dedicated staff. The successful applicant will be a service-minded, inspired and collaborative leader.

Reading is a vibrant community of 25,327, just 12 miles north of Boston, with an excellent school system, a flourishing downtown, plenty of protected green space, a commitment to diversity, and a strong love of its library. 

Reading Public Library has a collection of more than 121,000 items, a FY2017 budget of over $1.4 million, and a staff of 35 (21 FTE).  Over 19,000 registered borrowers circulate more than 350,000 items annually; the library is consistently one of the highest circulating libraries in the North of Boston Library Exchange (NOBLE) consortium.  Built in 1896 as a school, the distinctive original 32,000 square foot structure was converted to a library in 1984, and a light-filled addition of 8,000 square feet will be completed this summer.  The library is a cornerstone of the community and is actively supported by both a Friends and Foundation group.  Residents flock to the library for its educational and entertaining programs; over 13,644 people attended 468 events in FY2016.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the direction of the Library Board of Trustees, directly responsible for the administration and management of the library. Plans, organizes, and directs operations and activities to meet community reading, reference, and related informational and lifelong educational needs. Provides guidance to library staff, board members, and the community promoting the mission, vision, and values of the library.

QUALIFICATIONS:  MLS from an ALA-accredited institution; ten years of professional-level public library experience, including two years in an administrative position; proven leadership, with commitment to a library that's a vibrant, invaluable resource for the entire community; skilled at motivating staff; able to navigate and collaborate with town government and multiple constituencies; effective oral and written communication skills; strong management abilities with expertise in strategic planning and budgeting. 

Salary:  $90,964-$102,441

To apply, please submit a resume along with a letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for this position to Human Resources Office, 16 Lowell Street, Reading, MA 01867 or online at www.readingma.gov.  Applications will be accepted until September 9, 2016.

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Web Services Librarian, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI

The Ferris Library for Information, Technology and Education (FLITE) at Ferris State University (Big Rapids, Michigan) invites applications for a collaborative, innovative and user services-oriented Web Services Librarian. The Web Services Librarian ensures that library systems and web services support and enhance student learning. Primary responsibilities include management and design of the library website's architecture, oversight of other library enterprise applications, and the seamless integration of all library web-based services. Collaborates with other library faculty and staff to provide reliable electronic access to online resources and to improve the accessibility, usability, responsiveness, and overall user experience of the library's website. Serves as a liaison to other campus units including Information Technology Services. The Web Services Librarian is a 12-month, tenure-track faculty position based in the Collections & Access Services team and reports to the Assistant Dean for Collections & Access Services. The salary range is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications: ALA accredited master's degree in library science or ALA accredited master's degree in information science by the time of hire. Minimum 2 years recent experience in administration and configuration of an enterprise system, such as Springshare, library discovery service, library management system or non-library system. Experience and working knowledge of designing and managing websites using HTML5, Javascript and CSS. Demonstrated commitment to the principles of accessibility, universal design, and user-centered design methodologies. Recent experience with object-oriented programming and scripting languages used to support a website. Experience with SQL and maintaining MySQL, PostgreSQL, and/or Oracle databases. Knowledge of web site analytics and experience with making data-driven decisions.

For a complete posting or to apply, access the electronic applicant system by logging on to https://employment.ferris.edu/postings/26411. Preference will be given to applications received by September 1, 2016. Ferris State University, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, is committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within its community. The University actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups. Ferris State University offers a competitive benefits package.

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Internship (2 unpaid positions), Nichols House Museum, Boston, MA

The Nichols House Museum offers unpaid internship positions to undergraduate and graduate students studying American history, library science, women's studies, education, museum studies, political science, marketing, and other related fields. Internships offer valuable, wide-ranging museum experience to students looking to explore a career in the museum field. All interns develop a tour of the historic house and give tours to the public, in addition to their major internship area of focus (see below). Additional projects tailored to the student's interest can also be discussed. Internships taken for course credit are encouraged. We are now accepting fall internship applications. We are offering two positions: a Development & Events intern, and a Research intern.
Applicants must have working knowledge of Microsoft Office products, experience with internet research, data entry, basic office tasks, and excellent communications skills, in addition to being able to work independently and within a group setting. These internships require a commitment of 8-12 working hours per week during a 9-5 workweek. Course credit available with academic department approval.

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

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Senior Archivist for American Diplomacy, 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: Manuscripts and Archives (MSSA) holds a premier assemblage of collections documenting American diplomatic history (1790-Present), including the papers of five former secretaries of state (http://guides.library.yale.edu/american-diplomacy-primary-sources). 

Reporting to the Head of Arrangement and Description, and working closely with the Director of Manuscripts & Archives, the Senior Archivist serves a critical liaison role with faculty, students, and visiting scholars in the field of American Diplomacy, and leads the selection, appraisal, and description of related manuscript and archival materials. The endowed position was created when the Kissinger Papers came to Yale (http://news.yale.edu/2011/06/14/yale-receive-kissinger-papers-and-establish-johnson-center-study-american-diplomacy). 
  • Serve as the principal resource to the Yale and external teaching and research communities regarding Yale's extensive holdings in American diplomatic history. 
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for the Kissinger Papers, including regular interaction with Dr. Kissinger and his staff, the Yale President's office, Johnson Center for the Study of American Diplomacy, Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, International Security Studies, and the Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy. 
  • Support undergraduate and graduate students as well as pre- and post-doctoral fellows to help them understand and appreciate archival research methods generally and the Kissinger Papers specifically. 
  • Actively participate in the selection process (Dec - Feb) of pre- and post-doctoral Kissinger Visiting Scholars to assess viability of proposed research efforts using the Kissinger Papers and other department collections. Includes working (remotely) over winter break (Dec. 23 - Jan.2). 
  • Work closely with faculty to promote classroom and research use of MSSA diplomatic history holdings; may be an embedded resource in selected seminars and colloquiums. Build additional holdings to support teaching and research in American diplomacy, including managing donor contacts, and negotiating deeds of gift. 
  • Verify provenance, review historical literature, determine level and type of arrangement and description and resources required for work on new collections. 
  • Arrange and describe archival material in all formats in accordance with approved plans and national and departmental standards; recommend appropriate preservation and conservation procedures; coordinate the copying or reformatting of materials for preservation and access. 
  • Train and supervise staff and student assistants. Develop and document policies and procedures. Make recommendations on personnel selection, staffing requirements, and equipment and supply needs. 
  • Participate in library-wide planning and committee work as appropriate. Contribute to the advancement of the archival and/or scholarly professions.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:
  • Master's degree from an ALA‐accredited library school or equivalent accredited degree, with formal training in archival theory and practice. 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 and formal training in archival theory and practice.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability. Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion. Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment.
  • Qualified individuals new to the library profession are welcome to apply.
  • Demonstrated expert knowledge of the history and current trends in scholarly research related to contemporary American diplomacy. Ability to negotiate with and influence decision-makers. Ability to deal with others diplomatically, decisively, directly, and tactfully. 
  • Familiarity with the research needs of pre- and post-doctoral associate fellows in the humanities and social sciences related to American diplomacy; ability to help evaluate applicant proposals and to support the selection process of those fellows in conjunction with senior faculty and staff.
  • Demonstrated experience in use of technology with a wide range of desktop software applications. Ability to plan, manage, and coordinate complex projects and bring them to a timely conclusion.
  • Ability to work independently, collaboratively, and respectfully in a diverse, team environment and to deliver a wide range of services. Ability to readily adapt to change, exercise initiative, sound judgment, creativity, and flexibility.
Preferred Education, Skills and Experience: PhD in humanities or social sciences related to contemporary American diplomacy, with a focus on areas relevant to the Henry Kissinger Papers. Eight years' experience. Demonstrated proficiency in appraisal, arrangement and description practices. Experience in reference and instruction, with technology in archival work and working with donors.

Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments. Librarian ranking information can be found at: http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank.html.

Manuscripts and Archives, Sterling Memorial Library:
Manuscripts and Archives is a major center for historical inquiry and also serves as the documentary memory of Yale University. For more information about the department, please consult the website: http://www.library.yale.edu/mssa/.

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.

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

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Young Adult Services Coordinator, Jones Library, Amherst, MA

$30,831-$48,598
The Jones Library, Inc. in Amherst, MA seeks a Young Adult Services Coordinator to assist the Head of Youth Services in coordinating and managing young adult services, programs, and activities. Requirements include an Associate's Degree and a minimum of one year library work experience. This is a 37.5 hour/week position with benefits. Salary range $30,831 - $48,598. Evening and Saturday hours are required. For a complete job description and to apply online by August 29, 2016 visit www.amherstma.gov/jobs or complete an application in person at the Human Resources Department, Town Hall, 4 Boltwood Ave, Amherst MA. Amherst seeks a workforce that represents the diversity of the community.
For a complete job description and to apply online by August 29, 2016 visit www.amherstma.gov/jobs or complete an application in person at the Human Resources Department, Town Hall, 4 Boltwood Ave, Amherst MA. 

 

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Library Generalist, Somerville Public Library, Somerville, MA

$45,796.92 per year; paid weekly at $880.71; plus benefits.
Reports to the Deputy Library Director.

Fills in at public service desks, including Circulation, Children's Room, Youth Services, Reference Desk, etc. at Central library (and occasionally branch libraries), as needed. Works directly with the public. Assists patrons in using both print and electronic library resources in person, by email, telephone, etc. Periodically weeds designated areas of the collection as assigned by the head of the department. Works on readers' advisory lists, displays, patron requests, and grants. Delivers books, DVD's, books on CD, etc. to homebound patrons. Attends professional development workshops, conferences, and online webinars; and reads the professional literature to expand knowledge of library trends, skills, best practices, etc. Performs basic troubleshooting and support for library technology (e.g., printers, copiers, scanners, etc.). Completes special projects as assigned. Performs other duties as assigned.

Outreach Duties:
  • Develops and maintains partnerships, and relationships with local community, civic, and business groups, individuals, local, state, and regional professional associations, and City of Somerville departments.
  • Develop and deliver collections, services, and programs for people of all ages and backgrounds.
  • Actively seeks program presenters and exhibitions. Researches, writes, implements and reports on grants to support library collections, services, and programming. Develops surveys and other tools to measure effectiveness of collections, services and programs, and to measure interest in future collections; services, and programs, and prepares reports about same.
  • Prepares and delivers presentations to local community, civic and business groups and organizations to promote library collections, services, programs, and events.
  • Promotes new, and existing library collections, services, programs, and events, in person, via print, web and other social media.

QUALIFICATIONS: 
MLS AND ALA FROM ACCREDITED LIBRARY SCHOOL AND at least TWO YEARS OF PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE.

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 Friday, August 26, 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.

The City of Somerville is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability or any other protected category. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative formats, and reasonable modifications in policies and procedures will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities free of charge, upon request.

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Technology Librarian, Somerville Public Library, Somerville, MA

$49,229.44 per year; paid weekly at $946.72; plus benefits.
DUTIES: The Technology Librarian reports to the Library Director or his or her designee. Oversees, implements, maintains, and enhances a wide range of technologies and systems. Supports Library Staff and patrons in the use of existing technologies and adoption of new and emerging technologies. Assumes responsibility for library system in the absence of the Director and Deputy Director. Assists Library Director in planning and implementing short- and long-range technology goals. Oversees the development and implementation of payroll and business office automated systems, including accounts, statistics and other record-keeping and budget information. Oversees integrated library system and library services platforms. Assesses and recommends enhancements of existing and new technologies and related services. Oversees library-wide software installations and configurations and troubleshoots problems with software and equipment. Work with City's IT Department or appropriate City personnel to coordinate purchase and design of library technology. Finds appropriate uses for donated equipment and software. Researches, recommends, and expedites equipment, software, and technology purchases.

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

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

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

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • MLS from an ALA-Accredited Library School. Bachelor's Degree from an Accredited Institution.
  • Minimum 2 years demonstrated experience managing, supervising, and training staff.
  • Minimum 2 years demonstrated knowledge of and experience with programming, networks (including Microsoft NT Operating System), Internet and software packages, digital media applications and standards, content management systems including Drupal, and database-driven website and applications.
  • Creativity and initiative thinking in developing and implementing new programs and applications.
  • Experience and understanding of integrated library software. Experience with Millennium or Encore, preferred.
  • Experience and understanding of content management system including Drupal and Web Design and user centered design best practices.
  • Demonstrated project management experience.
  • Demonstrated analytical abilities.
  • Proven ability to pull teams together to get projects completed.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently; and proven problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service to the public and colleagues.
  • Proficiency in programming languages and developing applications with Drupal, PHP, MYSQL a plus.
If a degree or certification is required for this position, you are encouraged to submit with your resume either a copy of your degree or certification OR official/unofficial transcripts which verify the date and degree obtained. However, proof of this education requirement must be submitted prior to appointment.

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

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

City of Somerville residents are especially encouraged to apply.

The City of Somerville is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability or any other protected category. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative formats, and reasonable modifications in policies and procedures will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities free of charge, upon request.

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Access Services Librarian, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, WI

Murphy Library at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is seeking a dynamic, student-centered librarian to manage all circulation, reserve, stacks maintenance, and interlibrary loan/document delivery functions (ILL/DD) in the library. This position manages a unit of four full-time staff and approximately 30 student employees, and plays an active role in public service activities such as reference and instruction.

Librarians at Murphy Library participate in collegial governance, and campus and professional activities.

Salary and Rank: Competitive salary for 9-month tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Partial summer contracts may also be available.

Anticipated Starting Date: January 17, 2017.

First consideration will be given to applications received by September 18, 2016.

Note: Electronic submission of application materials is required. For additional information about this position and to apply, please visit https://employment.uwlax.edu/

UW-La Crosse is an AA/EEO employer. Employment will require a criminal background check.

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Part-time Teen Services Coordinator, New Salem Public Library, New Salem, MA

Teen services coordinator oversees the Tween and Teen Grant, schedules speakers, directs the setup of digital media equipment, handles logistics, and helps promotion and marketing of the project and program outreach. Tracks and reports on project goals and objectives and all other duties related to the grant project and meets with the Teen Advisory Board. Prior experience working with 11-18 year olds a plus, experience with developing programing for youth, outgoing personality, strong familiarity with computers and new electronic technologies and available on Wednesday afternoons. This is for 6hours per week @ $14.00 per hour.

Diana Smith
New Salem Public Library
23 S. Main St.
New Salem MA 01355
978-544-6334

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Library Clerk, Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge, MA

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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.

KNOWELDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • 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

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • 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 with or without reasonable accommodation
  • 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

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

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

RATE: $ 18.36 per hour to $21.87 per hour in five steps

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 9:00am - 2:00pm. Hours are subject to change based on department and Library needs. Candidates are expected to have a flexible approach to schedules. 

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

Deadline is 5pm on Monday, August 16, 2017

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Staff Librarian, Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge, MA

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Provides outstanding information and reader's advisory services in a busy urban public library. Works at the Q&amp;A Desk, the Research Desk and in the Information Commons. Participates in collection development, including selection, weeding and merchandizing of materials. Provides proactive, friendly, and valuable service to the public.

  • Provides professional Reference / Readers' Advisory service to the public in person, on the telephone, and by electronic means
  • Interviews patrons to determine information needs
  • Analyzes needs and determines appropriate sources to fulfill those needs
  • Assists patrons in the use of library resources; explains print and online sources
  • Assists patrons in the use of library computers and other library resources such as e-book readers and downloadable content
  • Assists patrons with placing holds and inter-library loan requests
  • Actively participates in collection development, selecting, weeding and replacing lost, worn or out of date items in assigned areas of the reference and circulating collections
  • Keeps current with appropriate review media, professional and on-line resources, popular materials, and bestseller lists
  • Actively develops displays and merchandizes the collections, anticipates special events and anniversaries as well as responding quickly to breaking news events
  • Contributes material to the library's web page and social media
  • Compiles book lists, bibliographies on subjects of current interest, and other educational and public relations materials such as e-sources as needed
  • Assists with instructing patrons on current and emerging technologies
  • Stays abreast of library policies and procedures
  • Enforces library rules of behavior; takes appropriate action in case of misbehavior
  • Any other duties required for the good of the department and the Library

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: A bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university and a master's degree from an ALA accredited school of library science are required. Prefer a minimum of two years of professional work with strong experience in public library adult services. Public Library experience strongly preferred. In exceptional instances, specialized education, training, and/or experience may be substituted for part of the educational requirement.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Outstanding customer service skills
  • Working knowledge of basic public library concepts
  • Strong knowledge of adult services, including information and research and reader's advisory
  • A broad knowledge and appreciation of popular literature and genres
  • A general knowledge of resources in many subject areas
  • Excellent skills and comfort with computer technology; knowledge of current technological trends, including social media
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to work well and communicate constructively
  • Adaptability and dependability to work well in a team situation, and flexibility in emergency staffing situations
  • Genuine interest in helping people to locate information and materials
  • Ability and genuine interest in working effectively with a diverse population, and an appreciation of urban library issues
  • Ability and desire to serve the public with friendliness, tact and diplomacy
  • Ability to work with enthusiasm and initiative, a cheerful disposition, and a willingness to work harmoniously with others
  • Necessary attributes: mental curiosity, attention to detail, punctuality and dependability, good judgment, creativity, resourcefulness, patience, maturity, ability to work with frequent interruptions, commitment to outstanding customer service, commitment to delivering user-centered services and promoting access to all library resources
  • Knowledge and understanding of the library's mission, goals, and objectives
  • Ability to learn and enforce the library's policies and procedures
  • Ability to contribute positively to the culture of the Cambridge Public Library

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment including office equipment such as computers, tablets, printers, AV equipment and e-readers. Ability to sit and use computer workstation, including keyboard and visual display terminal, for extended periods of time. Strength to push or pull a loaded book cart which can weigh in excess of 100 pounds on level floor and up ramp, to lift or maneuver onto cart loads of up to 50 pounds, and to carry cartons of books or other materials or equipment. 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. 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 conduct data entry, open boxes and DVDs, cover books. Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes which permits the employee to re-shelve library materials and work at public service desks. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Normal office exposure to noise, stress and interruptions; Attends and participates in continuing educational programs designed to keep abreast of changes; Works in assigned areas, as needed.

RATE: $24.48 per hour to $31.50 per hour in five steps

Monday 9am-5pm, Wednesday 5pm-9pm, Thursday and Friday 1pm-5pm. Every 3 rd week will work Saturday 9am-5pm instead of Monday. Hours are assigned and may be changed to meet the needs of the Department and the Library. Flexibility is expected and desired.

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

Deadline is 5pm on Monday, August 16, 2017

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Library Director, West Falmouth Library, West Falmouth, MA

The West Falmouth Library is housed in a beautiful historic building in the heart of West Falmouth, a coastal community on Cape Cod, MA.  The library is breaking ground on a $2.9 million dollar project to expand and restore the building and grounds. This is an exciting time for a new director with energy and vision to join our team.

The Library Director serves as administrator and manager of this independent, non-profit library. The Director is responsible for all aspects of Library operations: collection and program development, fiscal responsibilities including assisting with fundraising and development, community relations, and oversight of library building and grounds maintenance.  The Director supervises 12 part-time employees (2.5 FTE) plus volunteers and oversees an operating budget of over $190,000 for FY 2016-2017.  

A Master's Degree in Library Science (MLS) or Library and Information Science (MLIS) from an ALA-accredited program and a proven track record of administrative, financial, supervisory, and management skills is required for this position.  Applicants musthave the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with staff, patrons, Board of Directors, community organizations, and volunteers.  Strong interpersonal and customer service skills plus excellent oral and written communication are essential.

The salary range for this part-time position is $30,000 - $32,000.  Please submit cover letter and resume to WFLsearchcommittee@gmail.com.  The position will remain open until filled.  The West Falmouth Library is proud to be an EEO employer.

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Collections Assessment and Development Librarian, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA

Worcester Polytechnic Institute's Gordon Library seeks a Collections Assessment and Development Librarian to provide leadership in the assessment, title selection processes, and licensing of digital and print resources. The Collections Assessment and Development Librarian will formulate, articulate, and manage the direction, balance, and focus of the Library's collections to support learning, teaching, and research. This is a supervisory position reporting to the Associate Director for Collections and Systems.

For additional information and to apply, please see http://careers.wpi.edu/postings/3710.

About Worcester Polytechnic Institute

WPI was founded in 1865 to create and convey the latest science and engineering knowledge in ways that are most beneficial to society. WPI's founding motto of Theory and Practice continues to underlie our academic programs. WPI graduates emerge ready to take on critical challenges in science and technology, knowing how their work can impact society and improve the quality of life.

WPI's academic departments offer more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science, engineering, technology, management, the social sciences, and the humanities and arts, leading to the BA, BS, MS, ME, MBA and PhD. Our world-class faculty is both renowned and accomplished. In the National Survey of Student Engagement, WPI ranked first for student-faculty interactions, a measure of the quality and quantity of time spent by faculty with undergraduate students.

WPI's research is internationally recognized for breakthroughs and innovations in biotechnology, fuel cells, nanotechnology, information security, and more. 

About Gordon Library

Opened in 1967, George C. Gordon Library is one of the busiest buildings on WPI's campus with an average of 13,000+ visitors per week during the academic year. Gordon Library offers access to physical and digital resources, expert research help, collaborative and quiet study spaces, media and computer labs, rich archival and special collections, and so much more. Our mission at Gordon Library is to work with the WPI community in teaching, learning, and scholarship by providing resources and innovative services that anticipate and respond to evolving information needs.

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Library Director, East Longmeadow Public Library, East Longmeadow, MA

The East Longmeadow Public Library invites qualified candidates to apply for the position of Library Director. The East Longmeadow Library is a beautiful, modern facility that is a vibrant and busy community center with an annual circulation of over 200,000 items and a wide variety of successful and engaging programs. We are seeking a proven leader excited about the opportunity to work with a customer focused staff dedicated to public service. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic, forward thinking leader with an interest in finding creative ways to add to the library's reach in the community, including improving technological literacy opportunities for patrons of all ages.

The Library Director is appointed by and reports directly to the Town Manager. The Director provides leadership and direction to seven full-time and eight part-time unionized staff serving a suburban community of 16,000 in the Springfield, Massachusetts area. The library has a physical collection of over 70,000 volumes. As a member of the CWMars library network, library patrons also have access to over 8 million items.

The Director is responsible for:

  • Daily management and operation of the library
  • Development and implementation of library policies
  • Budget development and management
  • Goal setting, planning and evaluation
  • Personnel administration, selection, supervision and evaluation
  • Collection development - coordinates with staff on the selection and final disposition of library books and materials.
  • Library programming

Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Library Science from an A.L.A. accredited institution, including a Certificate of Professional Librarianship issued by the MA Board of LibraryvCommissioners
  • A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible public library experience
  • Three (3) or more years of proven budgetary and personnel management experience
  • Excellent skills in supervision, organization, planning, and facility management
  • Considerable knowledge in the principles and practices of general administration and supervision, and extensive knowledge of the methods, policies, practices, principles, and procedures of professional library work
  • Knowledge and understanding of the latest technology trends and their increasing impact on library operations
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • The ability to advocate for the library in a public setting

Selected candidate also must successfully pass a CORI and pre-employment physical prior to employment with the town.

Salary: $65,000 - $75,000 commensurate with experience.

Send: Qualified applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume, and contact information of three (3) professional references and an East Longmeadow Town Application for Employment http://www.eastlongmeadowma.gov/jobs.aspxLibrary Director Search Committee; mail: c/o East Longmeadow Public Library, 60 Center Square, East Longmeadow, MA 01028, or e-mail as WORD or PDF documents to: ellibdirsearch@eastlongmeadowma.gov.

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Research Hub Assistant, Tisch Library/Tufts University, Medford, MA

The Tisch Library at Tufts University supports teaching, learning, and the creation and dissemination of scholarship in the School of Arts &amp; Sciences and School of Engineering. With an ambitious strategic plan and research agenda, Tufts is a dynamic institution rising in prominence. Through the provision of collections, subject expertise, and technology-rich research and learning environments, Tisch Library plays a critical role in advancing the mission of the University. The Research & Instruction Department develops and provides services to meet the information needs of the students, faculty, and staff in the School of Arts & Sciences and the School of Engineering. 

The Research Hub in Tisch Library is a technology-rich environment designed for in- depth collaboration. The Research Hub Assistant will answer patron questions in person, and via chat, e-mail, and instant message. Cheerful and effective referrals to specialist librarians, to other departments in the library, and to services across campus are key. Candidates should demonstrate experience in and commitment to working with a community of faculty and students who are diverse in every way.

Required qualifications

  • direct customer service experience
  • experience with library search tools
  • familiarity with common office productivity software
  • curiosity and a desire to help patrons solve problems

Preferred qualifications

  • experience with Libguides, library discovery and catalog software
  • MLS, MLIS, or prior library experience in a similar role
  • academic library experience

This is a part-time position, 10 hours/week. Hours include 3-9PM Tuesdays and 5-9PM Thursdays. The wage is $24/hour. Please submit resume and cover letter via email to Dorothy Meaney, Associate Director, Tisch Library, dorothy.meaney@tufts.edu.

http://tischlibrary.tufts.edu/

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Graduate Student Employee, Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX

Assist in the review of usage and OCLC availability of materials to identify status of serial and monograph inventory; physically shift serials according to library guidelines; modify and update existing catalog records with coverage and physical location in accordance with LOC and OCLC standards; use integrated library system to create bibliographic link between physical inventory and electronic counterparts; liaise with OCLC for routine record publishing; staff the reference desk and maintain knowledge of current resources to provide reference assistance as needed.

Qualified candidates must be currently enrolled in an accredited university pursuing a MLS or MLIS degree with at least a 3.0 GPA. Must be actively enrolled in an ALA (American Library Association) approved graduate library or information science program. Experience or coursework dealing with MARC records, RDA standards, metadata standards, and cataloging processes is required. Knowledge of authority and bibliographic control for integrated library systems is desired.

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Part-Time Librarian, Pope St. John XXIII Seminary, Weston, MA

Pope St. John XXIII Seminary in Weston, MA announces a part-time librarian position (16 hours/week). The successful applicant will have a MLS degree, or be in the process of earning such a degree. Background in Catholic theology is helpful, but not necessary. Search deadline is August 15, 2016. Please send cover letter and copy of CV to Pope St. John XXIII seminary at seminary@psjs.edu 

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Community Planning Librarian, Pollard Memorial Library, Lowell, MA

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Works under the direct supervision of the Coordinator of Community Planning.
  • Assists with planning, publicizing and promoting all library programs and services.
  • Creates marketing materials for the library programs and services using desktop publishing software, email marketing software, and graphic design applications.
  • Assists the operations of the home bound and outreach delivery services.
  • Manages and updates library's website, online calendars, and social media.
  • Writes press releases, reports and memos using MS Word, Excel and Power Point.
  • Performs public speaking to diverse audiences by leading tours, introducing speakers and managing programming at various library events.
  • Works collaboratively with ancillary library groups, city departments, community leaders, agencies, non-profits, groups and vendors.
  • Is conversant and interested in emerging library technology and services and their real world application for staff and patrons.
  • Assists in collection development.
  • Supervises library personnel assigned to Community Planning Department.
  • Assists in supervising the Library's Adult Volunteer Program.
  • Staffs the Reference Desk as needed.
  • Provides excellent customer service by assisting patrons with identifying requested library materials and using library resources.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Supervises library personnel assigned to the Community Planning Department. 

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

MLS from an ALA-accredited library school required; ability to work with a diverse urban population an asset; experience in community outreach programs, public speaking, public relations and/or literacy programs preferred. Must possess valid driver's license (or be able to obtain one) with an acceptable driving history.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Excellent verbal and written communication skills and attention to detail required. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Valid driver's license with good driving history.

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. 3 APPROVED 7/25/2016

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock (outlets). The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The City of Lowell is a smoke and drug free employer and requires a physical with drug screen and CORI, post offer.

Deadline: August 11, 2016

Reports To: Director; Assistant Director; Coordinator of Community Planning

Union: MVEA Unit "C"

Salary: $22.6697 (min) to $25.4126 (max) per hour

Work Schedule: 35 hrs weekly, includes every 4th Saturday from Sept. through June and one evening per week year round.

Interested, qualified individuals send resume, writing sample, marketing portfolio, cover letter and/or application to the Human Relations Office, Room 19, City Hall, Lowell, MA 01852 by 4:00 pm on: Deadline ~August 11, 2016.

Applicants may also send resume/application with cover letter to fax 978-446-7102 or via email to cityjobs@lowellma.gov

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Substitute Reference Librarian, Waltham Public Library, Waltham, MA

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

Qualifications include: Master's Degree in Library Science; at least 6 month's library experience, preferably in a reference department; superior computer skills; thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of library work; ability to work with library staff and a diverse general public in a tactful and courteous manner; ability to perform under pressure; excellent communication, customer service and instructional abilities. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. CORI background check required. . Full description available at Personnel Department.

Duties include: Provides assistance in locating information via all print and electronic resources in person and on the telephone. Assists patrons in troubleshooting personal computers, library OPACs and various other types of electronic equipment. Responds to patrons' questions and concerns. Interprets and enforces library policies. Refers patrons to other departments and institutions as appropriate.

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

Hours: This job has no set hours. Substitutes are needed when a staff member is out sick or on vacation. Usual shifts are 3-4 hours and may be in the morning, afternoon, evening or weekends.

Training will be provided.
Starting salary: $29.55/hour per diem

To apply, pick up an employment application at the library or visit: http://www.city.waltham.ma.us/personnel-department/files/employment-application

Please send your application, resume & cover letter to:
Mary Gullotti
Personnel Department, 119 School Street, Waltham, MA 02451
MGullotti@city.waltham.ma.us / 781-314-3356

Application deadline: September 2, 2016

City of Waltham - an EEOE/AA Employer

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

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

Qualifications include: ALA accredited Master's Degree in Library Science; more than 1 year computer/electronic database experience; 5 years' professional library experience, preferably in a Children's department, or any equivalent combination of education and experience; strong interest and comfort in working with children and families; comfort and confidence in all matters of technology including experience with social media; thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of library work; ability to work with library staff and a diverse general public with wide ranging needs in a tactful and courteous manner; ability to perform under pressure, including handling emergencies; excellent communication, customer service and instructional abilities; extreme creativity; stellar problem solving and computer skills. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Must pass a pre-employment physical with drug and alcohol screening, a Criminal Offenders Record Information (CORI) and a background check. Full description available at Personnel Department.

Duties include: Working under the direction of the Head of the Children's department. Responsible for collection development, readers' advisory support, programming and outreach. Serve children and families by locating materials and information via all print and electronic resources, in person and on the telephone. Answer telephones, check items in and out, deliver materials to day care centers, register patrons, maintain patron accounts and other general Children's desk duties as assigned. Assist patrons in troubleshooting personal computers, library OPACs and various other types of electronic equipment. Respond to patrons' questions and concerns. Interpret and enforces library policies. Participate in Minuteman group(s) and other professional development workshops; Refer patrons to other departments and institutions as appropriate. Perform other duties at the discretion of supervisors.

Preferred qualifications: Fluency in Spanish, Chinese, Haitian Creole or Portuguese; facility with social media, basic print or web design; familiarity with III Sierra software; experience with marketing and outreach.

35 hours per week

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

Starting salary $62,683 excellent health & retirement benefits

Deadline to apply: September 2, 2016

Qualified candidates should submit:

Mary Gullotti
Personnel Department, 119 School Street, Waltham, MA 02451
MGullotti@city.waltham.ma.us / 781-314-3356

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Part-time Reference Librarian, Waltham Public Library, Waltham, MA

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

Qualifications include: Master's Degree in Library Science; at least 6 month's library experience, preferably in a reference department; comfort and confidence in all matters of technology; knowledge and experience with social media; thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of library work; ability to work with library staff and a diverse general public with wide ranging needs in a tactful and courteous manner; ability to perform under pressure, including handling emergencies; excellent communication, customer service and instructional abilities. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds Must pass a pre-employment physical with drug and alcohol screening, a Criminal Offenders Record Information (CORI) and a background check. Full description available at Personnel Department.

Duties include: Provides assistance in locating information via all print and electronic resources in person and on the telephone. Assists patrons in troubleshooting personal computers, library OPACs and various other types of electronic equipment. Provides readers' advisory service and technology workshops; Contributes to collection development; Responds to patrons' questions and concerns. Interprets and enforces library policies. Refers patrons to other departments and institutions as appropriate.

Preferred: Fluency in Spanish, Chinese, Haitian Creole or Portuguese; familiarity with III Sierra software; facility with basic print or web design; experience with marketing and outreach.

19 hours per week including a minimum of one evening/week, and a minimum of one Saturday and one Sunday/month, including July and August.

Starting salary: $29.71/hour, pro-rated paid time off
No health or retirement benefits.

Deadline to apply: September 2, 2016

Qualified candidates should submit

  • Completed City of Waltham employment application (http://www.city.waltham.ma.us/personnel-department )
  • Resume
  • Letter of interest and
  • Three letters of professional reference to:

Mary Gullotti
Personnel Department, 119 School Street, Waltham, MA 02451
MGullotti@city.waltham.ma.us / 781-314-3356

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Cataloging & Metadata Librarian (Spanish Language Specialist), University of Miami, Miami, FL

The University of Miami Libraries seeks applications for a user-focused and collaborative professional for the position of Cataloging & Metadata Librarian (Spanish Language Specialist). This position will support the discovery of and access to the Libraries' physical and digital content through resource description activities. Reporting to the Head of Metadata & Discovery Services, this position is responsible for resource description and authority work for Spanish language materials across all libraries and all materials of the distinctive and general collections, with strong liaison work with the Cuban Heritage Collection.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Performance:

  • Performs original and complex copy cataloging of Spanish language materials for all collections in all formats (mostly monographs, serials, CDs, DVDs, artists' books) in the MARC format. Serves as a liaison to the Cuban Heritage Collection and is the primary cataloger for the Cuban Heritage Collection.
  • Contributes to metadata creation activities for local digital collections and assists with high priority original cataloging for general collections, as needed.
  • Establishes and revises practices, workflows, and procedures for providing bibliographic access through various discovery tools in conjunction with other faculty and staff.
  • Identifies, develops, and oversees cataloging projects, which may include developing policies, documenting procedures, maintaining statistics, and managing workflows with colleagues.
  • Resolves problems to ensure bibliographic, holdings, and authority records meet local and national standards.
  • Supervises, trains, and helps evaluate cataloging staff and students.
  • Partners with the Special Collections Metadata and Cataloging Librarian, Digital Initiatives Metadata Librarian, Cuban Heritage Collection Archivist, and Digital Production staff to aid in resource description of physical and digital distinctive collection materials.
  • Maintains awareness of general trends and changes affecting resource description and discovery environments. 
  • Demonstrates commitment to user-centered library service and the ability to work flexibly and creatively in a changing and fast-paced environment with a culturally diverse population.
  • Evidence of continued professional development, involvement, and contribution.

Service:

  • Serves on/participates in University and Library committees, task forces, and teams as appropriate.
  • Networks, collaborates and actively participates in local, regional, national, or international organizations regarding issues in librarianship, cataloging, and metadata creation.
  • Represents and promotes the University of Miami Libraries in local, state-wide, regional, national, or international organizations, as appropriate.

QUALIFICATIONS
Required:

  • Master's degree from an ALA accredited library science program or ALA approved foreign equivalent.
  • Knowledge of resource description standards, formats, and schemes including but not limited to: RDA, Dublin Core, XML, MARC bibliographic and authority formats.
  • Relevant library experience, including at least one year of experience in MARC cataloging.
  • Excellent communication skills (reading, writing, speaking) in Spanish and in English.
  • Interest in Latin American Studies and/or Cuban Studies.
  • Experience working with library management systems, discovery tools, and OCLC Connexion.
  • Demonstrated ability to work quickly and accurately in a service and production-oriented environment.
  • Ability to adapt to and embrace a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment, where there will be experimentation in resource description practices and communication formats.
  • Ability to work independently, collaboratively, and in teams within the Library and University.
  • Excellent analytical, time management, and problem-solving skills.

Desirable:

  • Reading knowledge of one or more foreign languages beyond Spanish (Portuguese, French, Haitian Creole preferred).
  • Experience contributing to the Program for Cooperative Cataloging's NACO program.
  • Experience with metadata creation for digital objects within a digital content management system.
  • Experience using Ex Libris' Alma library management system and electronic cataloging support tools (Classification Web, Cataloger's Desktop).
  • Supervisory experience; ability to motivate staff, set priorities, and lead projects.


UNIVERSITY: The University of Miami is considered among the top tier institutions of higher education in the U.S. for its academic excellence, superior medical care, and cutting-edge research. The University is committed to attracting a talented workforce to support our common purpose of transforming lives through teaching, research, and service. Through its values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity and Teamwork (DIRECCT), the University strives to create an environment where everyone contributes in making UM a great place to work. It is one of the largest private employers in Miami-Dade County; home to more than 13,400 faculty and staff from all over the world.

THE LIBRARY: The University of Miami Libraries (www.library.miami.edu) rank among the top research libraries in North America with a collection of over 3.6 million volumes and 99,060 current serials titles, including 97,074 electronic journals. The Otto G. Richter Library lies in the center of the Coral Gables campus and serves as the central library for the University. Other University of Miami libraries include the Paul Buisson Architecture Library, the Judi Prokop Newman Business Information Resource Center, the Marta & Austin Weeks Music Library, and the Marine and Atmospheric Science Library. The University also has independent medical and law libraries. The Libraries provide support and services for approximately 11,123 undergraduates, 5,725 graduate students, and 14,604 full and part time faculty and staff. Excluding the independent libraries, the University Libraries employ 62 professional and 74 support staff and are a member of ARL, ASERL, CLIR, CRL, NERL, OCLC Research Library Partners, HathiTrust, APTrust, DPN, SEFLIN and Lyrasis.

THE DEPARTMENT: The Metadata & Discovery Services Department improves the discovery of and access to the library resources across multiple library platforms, including the Library catalog and Digital Collections. This resource description and discovery work is for the collections in all five campus libraries, excluding Law and Medical libraries. Metadata & Discovery Services serves to describe all physical and electronic resources acquired and retained by the library through up-to-date cataloging and metadata practices, with particular emphasis on providing access to the Libraries' most unique holdings. We also engage external and internal users about metadata standards, production, transformation, and consulting services. Lastly, we ensure the integrity and quality of all bibliographic/descriptive data developed by the Libraries. This department is located within the Libraries' Information Management & Systems Division and is located on the third floor of the Richter Library.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. This is a non-tenure track faculty appointment at the Librarian Assistant or Associate Professor rank. The position offers a comprehensive benefits package including: TIAA-CREF; medical and dental insurance; life, disability, and long-term care insurance available; tuition remission; 13 paid holidays; and 22 days annual vacation. Additional employment benefits available include credit union; Employee Assistance Program; bookstore, and sporting event discounts; optional fee-based membership in a state-of-the-art wellness center, and no state or local income taxes. More information on benefits can be found at: www.miami.edu/benefits.

APPLICATIONS AND NOMINATIONS: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled; however, applications received by Monday, August 29th will receive priority consideration. Applications should be submitted electronically and must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the names of three references. Send nominations and applications to:

Human Resources Manager
Otto G. Richter Library
University of Miami
P.O. Box 248214
Coral Gables, FL 33124-0320
e-mail: richter.recruiting@miami.edu

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. The University
has a strong commitment to diversity and encourages applications from candidates of diverse
cultural backgrounds

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Digital Preservation Consultant, State Library of Massachusetts, Boston, MA

The State Library of Massachusetts has an RFR open for a consultant to review, assess and recommend enhancements to the library's digital preservation efforts. The library has a large and growing repository (using DSpace, an open-source repository software) of borne-digital and scanned materials. This material includes a Massachusetts Acts passed by the legislature back to 1892, proposed legislation, scanned and borne-digital documents from state entities, and digitized photographs, maps, atlases and manuscript material from the library's collection.

Specifically, the consultant will review as all aspects of current digital preservation activities, including:

  • Review and recommend enhancements to the library's digital preservation policy
  • Identify and document workflows, standards, and best practices
    • Inventory existing practices
    • Determine if practices are currently documented
    • Fill documentation gaps and improve existing documentation as necessary
    • Review documentation with all relevant staff
  • Identify and document data security practices
    • Identify locations and environments where digital content is stored
    • Review security practices from staff responsible
    • Document data security procedure
  • Manage digital objects
    • Identify stored digital objects and their components
    • Determine which components should be preserved and recommended how
    • Document results of first two activities
    • Ensure integrity of digital objects regardless of system used to store or provide access
  • Identify and capture metadata necessary for preservation
    • Inventory current metadata standards and content
    • Determine whether the basic categories of preservation metadata are covered
    • Develop a plan to fill gaps
  • Develop a migration plan
    • Determine whether all necessary metadata and files to recreate a digital object outside of a specific system are accessible
    • Document migration plan
  • Test out workflow and practices by digitizing and preserving a sample collection

The full RFR is on the Commonwealth's CommBuys system: https://www.commbuys.com/bso/. Note that to view the RFR, one needs to be a registered vendor in the system (a guide on how to register is available at http://www.mass.gov/anf/docs/osd/commbuys/vendor-registration.pdf. Once logged into the system, the link to the RFR is BD-17-1061-LIB01-LIB01-00000009278 (more information on searching the CommBuys system is available at http://www.mass.gov/anf/docs/osd/commbuys/how-to-search-in-commbuys.pdf.

The RFR will be open until August 18th. Questions regarding the RFR should be directed to Christopher Dupuis at Christopher.Dupuis@MassMail.State.MA.US.

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Gallery Attendant (part time), Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

Description:
The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library is seeking student interns for the position of Gallery Attendant. As the first face seen by patrons, Gallery Attendants greet and welcome visitors to the Map Center, offer gallery tours, perform light reference work, and provide information about map exhibitions and the Map Center's collection.

During times gallery traffic is light, the individual will work on special projects which will be determined by Map Center's needs but assigned with an eye towards the individual's skill sets, areas of study, and interests. Potential projects may involve public programming, educational outreach, reference projects, social media and/or web content creation, light cataloging, administrative tasks such as mailings and filing, or other tasks as needed.

This is a part-time position. Compensation: $10/hour. Shift hours will be assigned among the group of Gallery Attendants.

Qualifications:
An ideal candidate will possess excellent interpersonal, communication, writing, and customer service skills; they should be internet and social media savvy, highly motivated, and detail-oriented.

Graduate or undergraduate students currently enrolled in a library and information science, history, museum studies, or education program are encouraged to apply. Previous library or museum work experience is beneficial but not required. Coursework or experience providing reference services are preferred. Special interests in geography, history, maps, and mapping technologies are favorable.

About the Map Center:
The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library is dedicated to the creative educational use of its cartographic holdings, which extend from the 15th century to the present.

In pursuit of its mission, the Center collects and preserves maps and atlases, promotes research in the collection, and makes its resources available to the public through its website, exhibitions, publications, lectures, and other programs.

The Center has a particular interest in developing innovative uses of maps and geographic materials to engage young people's curiosity about the world, thereby enhancing their understanding of geography, history, world cultures, and citizenship.

Applicants interested in the position should send a resume, cover letter, and three professional and/or academic references by August 15, by email to: Dory Klein, Education and Outreach Coordinator, dklein@bpl.org. No phone inquiries please.

The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center is an equal opportunity employer.

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Temporary Part-time Marketing Coordinator, Lincoln Center, New York, NY

Overview:

The Temporary Part-time Marketing Coordinator for Lincoln Center Local: Free Screenings will assist in overseeing the marketing plan to support the national expansion of the Lincoln Center Local: Free Screenings program. This program brings HD screenings of Lincoln Center's world-class programming, along with complementary educational materials, to library and school partners across the country to improve access to the performing arts to those with physical, financial, geographical or other barriers to the arts. The program is managed by Lincoln Center Education's Community Programs team, but this position will report into Marketing to leverage Lincoln Center's marketing expertise and resources.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in development and oversight of overall marketing plan to support program growth, including increasing number of library partners, increasing number of screenings per library, and increasing attendance at screenings
  • Coordinate with Free Screenings program team to prospect, prioritize, and reach out to potential partners
  • Execute marketing tactics (paid advertisement, direct marketing) to acquire new partners
  • Work with Free Screenings program team and individual partners to identify and codify marketing best practices
  • Develop templated, easily-scalable marketing tools that can be rolled out across partner organizations
  • Maintain ongoing email communication with partners that generates excitement about the program, disseminates best practices, and promotes a sense of belonging to the Lincoln Center community
    • Develop email schedule and align with Lincoln Center Local program team on key messages for each email
    • Draft email copy and prepare other assets (photos, videos)
    • Coordinate with email marketing team to build, route, and send emails
  • Collaborate directly with large library systems to refine marketing plans and tactics
  • Coordinate with Creative Services and Production to create media kits for all titles
  • Conduct regular site visits to identify opportunities to drive increased attendance

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in one of the following areas preferred:
    • Direct marketing/email
    • Knowledge of libraries/library systems
    • Community engagement and audience development
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Exceptional writing skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills in email correspondence, phone communication and in-person situations, with colleagues and external partners

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: Temporary Part-time Marketing Coordinator, Lincoln Center Local: Free Screenings in the subject line.

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Library Aide, Keene Public Library, Keene, NH

Are you friendly, with excellent communication and public service skills? Are you able to multi- task in a busy environment? Do you enjoy working part-time? Do you love a challenge and want to make a difference? In this position, you would provide critical services at the Keene Public Library's circulation desk, while enjoying competitive pay and a good work atmosphere.

The successful candidate will work at a busy circulation desk and perform a variety of customer service activities, such as checking materials in and out on the library's computerized circulation system, answering the telephone, and responding to patron inquiries under the supervision of the Circulation Supervisor. The person selected also will bring the external rolling book cart into the Library and check in the returned materials. The ability to perform all tasks on the library's automated system is required.

This position is for 11-15 hours per week (Monday 6-9 pm, Wednesday 5-9 pm, Friday 2-6 pm, and Saturday morning or afternoon). The starting pay rate is $16.53/hour. This position requires frequent walking, standing, lifting, reaching and bending. Frequently will lift and/or move up to 10 lbs., occasionally up to 25 lbs. The external rolling book cart holds approximately 100 lbs. of materials.

Applicant must have Associate's Degree or two-year technical certificate and one year of customer service experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. College level coursework and previous library experience desired. Complete an online application, and submit a resume and cover letter, at http://www.ci.keene.nh.us/jobs. Applications will be accepted through Thursday, August 11. 

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Library Business Manager, Brookline Public Library, Brookline, MA

Seeking candidates for the position of Business Manager for the Brookline Public Library. a member of the Minuteman Library Network, and a vital community center, with a main library and two branch libraries. This position will assist the Library Director in all business practices across the Department. Will direct, facilitate and prepare all necessary administrative functions to ensure the timely and accurate processing of business functions including, maintenance of financial records and reports; accounts payable, budget monitoring and preparation, updating revenues and expenses, prepare requisitions, and issuing of purchase/service orders and inventory. Associate's Degree in accounting, business administration, finance or a related field; two to three years of accounting experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; municipal library experience preferred. Knowledge of business practices and procedures; financial computer applications, including word processing and spreadsheets required. Ability to organize time, prioritize duties and to accomplish tasks with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail, along with the ability to work independently and to communicate effectively verbally and in writing, including email and social media. Starting salary $25/hour plus generous benefits.

Resume and cover letter by Aug 11, 2016 to:

BrooklineJobs@BrooklineMA.gov

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Head of Adult and Technology Services, Oak Bluffs Public Library, Martha's Vineyard, MA

The Oak Bluffs Public Library on the island of Martha's Vineyard seeks a future-oriented technology & reference librarian to join its intrepid team as the Head of Adult and Technology Services. At Oak Bluffs, we believe that people of all ages learn and grow through interactive play. We'll look to you to design both formal and casual learning opportunities that will foster transformative experiences. Our future Maker Lab Classroom will be your backdrop for implementing programs and hands-on experiences that illuminate the lives of our community. 

You will use your prior technology experience to take a leadership role in developing STEM-related programs and initiatives using innovative technologies (e.g., app development, 3-D printers & other makerspace tools). 

In addition to providing technology instruction, you will also deliver traditional reference, ILL and readers' advisory services to patrons. You'll assist the public in the use of print and non-print library resources, including books, periodicals, databases and electronic catalogs. One of your essential job functions will be the collection development and maintenance of adult materials, which includes reading reviews, acquisitions, shelf-reading, and weeding. You will also work closely with our team to plan and host adult and young adult events, create engaging displays, form community partnerships and assist with strategic planning. 

Minimum Requirements:

  • ALA-accredited MLS degree and at least three years of experience in libraries, or relevant combination of education and experience
  • Strong service-oriented commitment to working in public libraries
  • Comfort with the adventure of working on Martha's Vineyard
  • Experience with web creation languages, video editing and graphics creation programs; teaching experience with social media, Microsoft Office, smartphones and tablets
  • Knowledge of public library operations, including emerging library services, resources & technologies
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to thrive in a team-oriented environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Continuous self-driven professional development
  • Strong user-centered approach and knowledge of assessment tools in decision-making
  • Knowledge of trends in modern library services, including accessibility, responsive design, interfaces & usability
  • Bilingual in English and Portuguese a strong plus

This is a full-time Union position with salary range from $24.53 to $30.16 per hour, plus a comprehensive benefits package. Work hours include Saturdays and evenings. 

When applying, please provide an outline of your approach to adult education. Send resume, letter of interest (including outline) and 3 professional references by September 30, 2016 to the Personnel Office, Town of Oak Bluffs, PO Box 1327, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557 or email wbrough@oakbluffsma.gov. 

Job description available from the Town's website oakbluffsma.gov

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Statewide Projects and Programs Manager, South Carolina State Library, Columbia, SC

The State Library is seeking a creative, detail-oriented person with excellent customer service skills for the Manager of the Statewide Projects and Programs. The position oversees the Statewide Projects and Programs department, under the division of Statewide Development, comprised of library staff responsible for statewide literacy efforts, expansion of literary arts initiatives, and programs related to the first floor learning lab and research rooms. The person in this role will be responsible for managing the front line services provided by the South Carolina State Library at the main library location along with some field and partnership work in the literary and literacy communities.

This is a newly created position to coordinate programs, special projects, certain library partnerships, and personnel all which have a statewide focus, implementation or responsibility. He or she will develop an overall written planned calendar of events and services, based on the goals of the State Library, and collaboratively develop a plan of action to execute them successfully. Moving programs from ideas to fully implemented programs through collaborative efforts, including evaluation, budget management, reports and financial benchmarks, will be an important part of this position. Find a full position description and instructions for applying on the SC Library Jobs List:  http://www.statelibrary.sc.gov/jobs/statewide-projects-and-programs-manager

The South Carolina State Library is the primary administrator of federal and state support for the state's libraries. SCSL bears responsibility for public library development, service for the blind and physically handicapped, and library service to state government agencies. The Agency is a locus for collaborative library endeavors of all kinds and works closely with the University of South Carolina's School of Library and Information Science. Headquartered in downtown Columbia, SCSL is well-supported with state and federal funds. We serve the people of South Carolina by supporting state government and libraries to provide opportunities for learning in a changing environment. The State Library succeeds because of the people we employ: Passionate professionals who believe South Carolina library users deserve first-rate resources, services, and support. We are seeking talented, enthusiastic individuals who wish to join us in making a contribution to the development of great public libraries. The South Carolina State Library is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. All applications must be submitted online at www.jobs.sc.gov.

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Technology Reference Assistant (TRA), SLIS Tech Lab at Simmons College, Boston, MA

Attention tech-savvy types: SLIS Technology is immediately hiring Technology Reference Assistants (TRAs) for September. This position is open to graduate and undergraduate students in LIS, Archives, Children's Lit, and Computer Science. 

SLIS Tech provides curricular technology support and services to SLIS students, faculty and staff in our technology spaces which include the Technology Lab, Collaboratory, Media Lab and Usability Lab. 

We are looking for applicants who meet the following criteria: 

  1. Are comfortable with Microsoft Office (or Open Office) suite and in at least one of the following: 
    • HTML/CSS 
    • Wikis and blogs (WordPress) 
    • Adobe Creative Suite 
    • Online databases 
  2. Experience troubleshooting hardware and software issues, and enjoy problem-solving 
  3. Possess excellent interpersonal skills and a willingness to provide group and one-on-one instruction as needed 
  4. Interested in learning new software programs 
  5. Enjoy working on a service-oriented, technically adept support team 
  6. Able to start in September 2016 at $13/hour 
  7. Available at least 5-10 hours per week depending on scheduling needs, for a minimum commitment of two semesters. Available shifts include days, evenings and weekends 

For immediate consideration, please email a cover letter and current resume to charlotte.reber@simmons.edu no later than Wednesday, August 10th

Feel free to stop by the Tech Lab (P-213) with any questions. 

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Digital Scholarship Librarian/Bibliographer, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

JOB DESCRIPTION
This Digital Scholarship Librarian / Bibliographer advances digital humanities by providing research services, technical support, and project management assistance, focusing on applications in the humanities, as well as providing liaison services for the History Department.

S/he maintains knowledge and practical expertise in an evolving interdisciplinary landscape of digital humanities tools and methods. S/he works with researchers and the Digital Scholarship team to define the scope, methodology, technologies, specifications and/or design of digital projects; collaborates with librarians and other campus agencies to develop, partner with and support digital research in the field of History; assesses trends in digital humanities, identifying priorities for the attention of BC Libraries; and effectively deploys technical, scholarly, and project management skills to bring digital projects to completion.

This position is the primary liaison to the History Department. Working with faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, s/he effectively responds to requests; offers research support and instruction; introduces relevant new resources, evolving services and research tools; and manages the History collections, evaluating and selecting monographs and journals to support research and teaching needs.

Reporting to the Head of Digital Scholarship, the Librarian makes significant contributions to library digital initiatives through development of the digital humanities program and by acting as a model and a resource for other Reference Librarian/Bibliographers. Supports History Department faculty, as well as post-docs, graduate students, and undergraduate students in their research and teaching. Provides direction for some student employee work activities.

Requirements

  • Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution
  • The Digital Scholarship Librarian role requires at least two years of directly related experience with digital humanities and subject liaison responsibilities; the Senior Digital Scholarship Librarian role requires a minimum of five years of directly related experience.
  • Demonstrated application of digital humanities methods and technologies to investigate research questions, including but not limited to data visualization, mapping, statistical analysis, text mining and encoding, and other computational methods.
  • Practical knowledge of and experience with a range of established and emerging technologies, such as website creation, online exhibitions, social media, digitization and OCR, data visualization, geospatial analysis, encoding and text mining, programming and scripting languages, format conversion and editing protocols and tools, graphic design, relational databases, metadata schema, and open web standards.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience supporting academic departments, including developing and managing research collections, providing research assistance, and teaching library instruction sessions.
  • Must have a commitment to responsive and quality library services.
  • Must be able to work collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Superior oral and written communication skills across service, scholarly, and technology domains.

http://libguides.bc.edu/c.php?g=466411

https://bc.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=210

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Electronic Records Project Archivist, Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH), Montgomery, AL

Annual Salary Range: $35,589.60‐$56,685.60. Salary is negotiable within the range based on

qualifications and experience.

Job Summary:

The Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH) seeks a highly motivated, innovative, and collaborative Electronic Records Project Archivist to work on the Alabama State Electronic Records Project (ASERP).

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) funded the three‐year project to collaborate with the Office of the Governor to develop and improve electronic records transfer protocols and workflows. ASERP will increase institutional capacity for managing, preserving, and providing access to permanent electronic records.

The Electronic Records Project Archivist will be responsible for the appraisal, acquisition, description, management, policy‐formation, and preservation of born‐digital and imaged records with legal, historical, evidential, research, or administrative value created and maintained by the Office of the Governor during the administration of Governor Robert Bentley, from January 2011 through January 2019. This work will be completed in cooperation with ADAH appraisal staff, IT staff, collections management staff, reference staff, and members of the Governor's staff. The Electronic Records Project Archivist will also be responsible for ensuring that the developed electronic records policies, principles, standards, and best practices from the project are adaptable to other state agencies and can be incorporated in ongoing appraisal, preservation, and access functions at the ADAH.

Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate current federal and state laws related to electronic records and recordkeeping.
  • Work with Office of the Governor staff to develop and improve electronic records transfer protocols and workflows.
  • Work with Office of the Governor staff to develop and/or revise policies and guidelines for electronic records management.
  • Collaborate with Office of the Governor staff to improve the identification, file naming, file structures, and scheduling of the agency's electronic records.
  • Assist in the development of records retention and disposition schedules for electronic government records.
  • Deliver training to partner agency staff on electronic records management best practices and standards.
  • Provide consultative services and technical assistance concerning electronic records management.
  • Work with ADAH staff to prepare, publish, and disseminate best practices documentation for electronic records.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to work well with all stakeholders.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both in writing and verbally, with the public, supervisors, colleagues, and state agency records staff.
  • Knowledge of archival and records management standards, methods, theory, and practice, particularly the appraisal, acquisition, and disposition of records.
  • Knowledge of electronic records concepts and processes involving records retention, transfer, data migration, preservation, and access.
  • Knowledge of Electronic Records/Content Management repository products such as Preservica.
  • Knowledge of federal and state public records laws, confidentiality, privacy, and copyright laws and requirements.
  • Knowledge of OAIS standards and best practices in assessment of needs and development of workflows in digital preservation strategies.
  • Knowledge of principles of database management, enterprise architecture, and systems analysis and development.
  • Knowledge of technical requirements for digital preservation, including hardware, software, metadata schema, and file formats.
  • Knowledge/skills/ability with using metadata standards.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret industry periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and government regulations.
  • Ability to lift and carry heavy boxes weighing on average 30‐40 pounds.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from a four‐year college or university in archives/library/information science or a related field with completion of graduate level course work in archives or information management.
  • Two years of professional experience in archival work and records/information management in an archival repository.
  • A current driver's license.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree strongly preferred.
  • Experience with the arrangement, description, management, and preservation of electronic records.
  • Familiarity with metadata standards relevant to the archival control of digital collection materials such as EAD, Dublin Core, METS, MODS, and PREMIS.
  • Experience with a wide range of computing operating systems, storage systems, and file formats.
  • Experience planning and managing projects involving electronic records collections.
  • Experience with digital forensic techniques, including imaging disks, verifying file authenticity, producing forensics metadata, and searching for personal identity information.

Application Procedure:

Submit the following documents via email to Becky.Hebert@archives.alabama.gov:

Contact:

Becky Hébert
Becky.Hebert@archives.alabama.gov
P.O. Box 300100
Montgomery, AL 36130‐0100
334‐353‐5039

Candidates will be selected for interview and formal application based on the information submitted with an anticipated hiring date in late 2016.

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Head of Operations and Budget, Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, Boston, MA

About the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) is the agency of state government with the statutory authority and responsibility to organize, develop, coordinate, and improve library services throughout the Commonwealth. The Board also strives to provide every resident of the Commonwealth with full and equal access to library information resources regardless of geographic location, social or economic status, age, level of physical or intellectual ability, or cultural background. The goals of the MBLC are to

  • maintain and strengthen the Commonwealth's free public libraries,
  • provide statewide and regional programs for the improvement of library services provided by libraries of all types,
  • support resource sharing and the utilization of electronic information technology by libraries, and
  • provide specialized library services to blind and physically handicapped residents.

The MBLC was established in 1890 under Chapter 78 of the Massachusetts General Laws and is governed by nine Commissioners appointed by the Governor. The director of the Board is appointed by the Commissioners and is responsible for the administration of the programs and advisory services of the Board.

General Statement of Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage the Board of Library Commissioners internal operations including: budget (state and federal), financial management and administration, human resources, building maintenance and serve as a member of the management team.
  • Reports to Director, Administrator VIII, who provides project review, general guidance and reviews performance for effectiveness and compliance utilizing the state ACES system.
  • The State Auditor's Office, Office of the Comptroller, HRD and the Budget Bureau review work for conformance to standards, policies and regulations.

Qualifications
Qualifications Required at Hire

  1. Knowledge, based on current actual experience, of the principles and techniques of financial management and administration.
  2. Knowledge, based on current actual experience, of personnel administration and management.
  3. Knowledge, based on current actual experience, of monitoring and maintaining accounting systems.
  4. Ability to communicate effectively in writing and in oral expression and concisely to explain budget, financial and personnel issues and activities.
  5. Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of supervision. Experience and ability to effectively manage subordinates.

MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least (A) five years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional, administrative, supervisory or managerial experience in business administration, business management, or public administration and (B) of which at least four years must have been in a supervisory or managerial capacity, or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.
Substitutions:
I. A Master's or higher degree with a major in business administration, management, or public administration may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience.*
*Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.

Preferred Qualifications
(A) Five years of fulltime or equivalent part-time professional, administrative experience in a supervisory or managerial capacity.
(B) Master's degree in Business Management, Public Administration or a related discipline.
(C) Current experience in the Commonwealth's automated systems.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

https://massanf.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=160004ZD

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Rights and Permissions Research Internship, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Do you enjoy research? Is identifying sources your favorite part of writing research papers for class? Are you interested in learning how to put your organizational and investigative skills to use in a Museum setting? The department of Intellectual Property (IP) is primarily responsible for managing the Museum's digital and physical photographic archive of objects, events, galleries, and people relating to the Museum. 

IP is seeking a part-time intern who will assist in researching and communicating with individual and corporate rights holders for art works in the Museum's collection. The intern's work will directly support the Museum's mission to provide broad access to its vast collection of visual resources, while also respecting the rights of artists represented in the collection. 

Working under the direction of the Coordinator of Rights & Permissions, the intern will gain substantial experience related to the rights and reproductions management of an extensive photographic archive. The intern will not only complete copyright research, but will also learn about navigating the public domain and professional best practices regarding orphan works. 

Our ideal candidate is someone who is excited about discovering information and who can not only think outside the box in terms of sources (e.g. obituaries, town newsletters, etc.), but also critically evaluate the authority of sources. 

Responsibilities

  • Conduct research to identify and locate rights holders
  • Follow up with outstanding permission requests
  • Correspond with rights holders when instructed
  • Accurately record work and on-going research 
  • Edit database reports and assist department staff as necessary

Qualifications

  • Enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate program 
  • Proven strong research and documentation skills 
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and accuracy 
  • Proven ability to work independently 
  • Excellent communication skills  
  • Proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel, and Internet Explorer 
  • Ability to prioritize duties and multi-task
  • Ability to commit 2-3 days per week through mid December
  • Email a single MS-Word or PDF document containing your cover letter & resume to: intern@mfa.org 
  • Ability to attend orientation on either Sat, Sept 17 (9:30 a.m. - 12 noon) 

Apply: http://www.mfa.org/employment/rights-and-permissions-research-internship

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Special Collections Processing Temp, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

The Processing Temp is needed to contribute to the department's ongoing collection management activities, including the accessioning of new archival and manuscript collections and providing general support for the processing of collections. The Processing Temp will handle routine tasks such as creating inventories, reboxing materials, and preparing collections for offsite storage. 

Job Duties:

Baker Library Special Collections seeks a responsible and detail-oriented Processing Temp to provide general support for the accessioning, processing, and cataloging of archival and manuscript collections at Baker Library. Duties include creating inventories, refoldering and rehousing materials, and assisting in the preparation of collections for public access.

Skills, experience, credentials needed:

Required: BA/BS or equivalent. Demonstrated proficiency with computer applications and strong attention to detail essential, including legible handwriting. Excellent communications skills and ability to be collaborative and work under supervision. Basic knowledge of nationally-accepted standards and best practices for archival processing and description. Familiarity with accepted conservation and preservation methods applied to archival and manuscript collections and sensitivity to proper care and handling of special collections. Must be able to regularly lift 40 lbs.

Preferred: Current enrollment in a library science program from an ALA-accredited academic program. Demonstrated experience with library information systems and familiarity with creating finding aids using Encoded Archival Description (EAD).

15 hours week/$15/hour.  Must be worked between 9 am - 5 pm Monday -Friday. 

To apply please send resume and cover letter to Mary Samouelian (msamouelian@hbs.edu). No phone calls please. 

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Supervisor of Children's Services, Newton Free Library, Newton, MA

The Newton Free Library seeks a creative and innovative Supervisor of Children's Services to lead one of the most active public library Youth Services programs in Massachusetts. Last year, materials from our 117,000 item Children's collection were borrowed 591,081 times and 33,000 people attended 1426 Children's programs and outreach visits. We seek a candidate with the organizational skills and background to manage this level of activity and the vision to help the library transform youth services both in the library's organizational plan and physically as part of a building project with improvement to youth services as a core goal.

The successful candidate will demonstrate productive and positive work experience in a large, diverse, library environment. He or she will be knowledgeable of child development trends and issues as they relate to public library service. Responsibilities include leading a large talented staff of 17 people, developing an extensive youth collection and managing the Youth Services collection and programming budgets. The Supervisor of Children's Services represents the library throughout the community and to agencies and organizations serving children and youth, as well as being part of the library's collaborative leadership and planning team.

Qualifications: Master of Science in Library Science (MLS) and five to seven years of related experience including three years of supervisory experience. The successful candidate will demonstrate significant youth library service experience, understanding of library technology, and responsible management experience.

Salary Range:            $67,757 - $91,060 in 11 steps 

Individuals interested in the above position should submit a completed application, resume and cover letter addressed to Philip McNulty, Library Director, using the City of Newton's online application process at https://cityofnewton.hyrell.com

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Curator of Rare Books, Smith College, Northampton, MA

Smith College is accepting applications for a Curator of Rare Books. Reporting to the Director of Special Collections, the Curator will provide daily care and long term leadership for the rare book collection, which encompasses a significant teaching collection of rare books, literary manuscripts, artists' books, and graphic art. As part of dynamic team of Special Collections staff, formulate and implement policies and programs for the acquisition, processing, preservation and use of rare books; coordinate and execute outreach initiatives, social media, and events; participate in multiple teaching activities; engage actively in the planning for the new Neilson Library, especially future Special Collections spaces, as well as the library transition during construction.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Management: In collaboration with Special Collections staff, direct the public and technical services functions of the rare book collection, including development and implementation of strategic planning, best practice preservation and access policies and procedures. Supervise, train, and promote development of rare books staff, including planning long term staffing models within the scope of larger Special Collections staffing. Generate budget and annual reports, especially related to material acquisitions and grant funded staff, but also other activities. Provide and/or improve discoverability of rare books holdings through description or other means. With other staff, ensure collection maintenance and security during existing, swing, and future Special Collections spaces.

Teaching: Collaborate closely with academic departments, individual faculty, and other teaching librarians / archivists; instruct students about the creation and dissemination of knowledge as represented by the rare book collection. Develop print and digital instructional materials and exhibits as part of a wider Special Collections instruction program. Tailor instruction to support the goals of departmental information and archival literacy programs. Participate actively in the Books Studies Concentration, serving on the advisory board and potentially in leadership. Possess the capacity to teach dedicated courses related to rare books and the history of the material text across the curriculum of the College.

Collection Development: Develop and maintain rare book collection, cultivating prospective donors among alumnae, book artists, fine print community, encouraging gifts and selecting purchases. Collaborate with faculty and staff to build collections that reflect current and developing curricular and research needs in assigned subject areas. Specifically, develop the collection to better align with the broad range of diverse voices, interests, and intellectual traditions present at Smith College. Manage the rare books acquisition budget and manage income from endowed funds. Participate in collection development policy review at regular intervals.

Reference/Outreach: In coordination with other Special Collections staff, manage and provide on-site and distance reference services and facilitate access to the rare book collection to students, faculty, and other visitors. Develop pertinent and enticing content for Libraries' website and Special Collections social media. Participate in the Special Collections exhibition program and organize openings, readings, and other events to publicize holdings.

Participate in the work of the Libraries through service on Special Collections, library-wide, and Five College committees. Partner with other stakeholders and organizations around the college in the teaching, learning, and research mission. Engage in other professional activities, especially in the vibrant New England book and book arts communities, and keep current with existing and emerging rare book and archival professional practices including methodologies, theories, and technologies.  Perform related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education/Experience: Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent experiences with an emphasis on rare book bibliography or special collections librarianship. Bibliographic knowledge of two languages in addition to English; knowledge of contemporary archival practice and principles; knowledge of digital content production, management, and preservation best practices. Knowledge and experience with bibliographic and archival encoding standards, semantic text markup, professional engagement with BIBFRME, and deep understanding of RDA and the DCRM suite of descriptive cataloging standards. Minimum three years of experience.

Skills:

Knowledge of the history of the book; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; proficiency in lecturing and presentations; knowledge of the antiquarian and rare book trades and bibliophilic world; ability to plan and execute programs and projects with a high degree of both autonomy and collaboration; experience in supervising, planning, and managing operations; demonstrated flexibility in the face of change and a successful track record managing processes of change.

Review of application will begin immediately.  To be considered for this position, apply on-line at http://smithcollege.hiretouch.com

https://careers.insidehighered.com/job/1249349/curator-of-rare-books/

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Archives Project Manager, Andover Newton Theological School, Newton Centre, MA

Andover Newton Theological School, the oldest graduate school in the United States, is relocating to a new home. The school is vacating its current location on June 30, 2017. Its archival and special collections must be responsibly relocated to ensure access and discovery in a new facility. Planning and implementing the move will be the primary role and objective of the Archives Project Manager. S/he will report to the Director of the Library and work collaboratively with colleagues from other institutions. S/he will recruit and supervise volunteers and student workers, conduct an inventory of the collection, and participate in the processing and packing of materials. S/he will have a key role as a member of the campus wide Records Retention Committee.

The successful candidate will have experience managing archives and special collections, student workers and/or volunteers. S/he will have processed manuscript collections. S/he will have successfully completed a complex project within a limited timeframe. S/he will be a hands-on manager who is able to both do the work and delegate work as needed. 

Appointment is for 9 months with the start date falling between September 6 and October 1, 2016. Applications will be processed in the order they are received. Compensation is competitive. Questions about the position can be sent to Nancy Lois, Director of the Library, at nlois@ants.edu or 617-831-2416.

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Archives Assistant, Simmons College, Boston, MA

Under the direction of and in collaboration with the College Archivist, the Archives Assistant will support the execution of core departmental functions and the oversight of the daily activities of the College Archives and its collections.  S/he assists with:  the handling of incoming materials; processing projects, managing the reading room; responding to researcher requests; supervising student workers; developing and executing physical and virtual exhibits; and engaging in Library wide planning and projects.

This is a pre-professional position. Eligibility is limited to qualified students currently enrolled in the Simmons SLIS Archives Management concentration or the Archives/History Dual Degree Program. 

Required:  Completion of LIS 438 (or relevant experience) and no more than 3 additional SLIS courses (6 SLIS and/or History courses if enrolled in the Dual Degree).

For more information, or to apply, please visit:  http://bitly.com/2ainkGR

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Early Literacy Children's Librarian, Stevens Memorial Library, North Andover, MA

The Stevens Memorial Library seeks to fill a full­time (35­hours a week) Early Literacy Children's Librarian position. Position assists the Head of Children's Services in providing services to young children, birth to preschool, and parents, caregivers, and teachers using the Stevens Memorial Library and all other work as required. Works closely with the public school system and other organizations to promote early literacy.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  1. Creates and conducts baby, toddler and other pre­reader and preschool story times, activities, and programs.
  2. Assists with Children's programming during Summer Reading and throughout the year.
  3. Highlights the collection by creating a variety of displays throughout the room.
  4. Provides reader's advisory and reference services to children and their caregivers using the online catalog, print, and digital resources.
  5. Maintains a working knowledge of library resources and an awareness of new resources and technologies.
  6. Ability and enthusiasm for multi­tasking, and adapting to new technologies and services.
  7. Possesses excellent oral and written communication skills.
  8. Experience with Microsoft Office and ability to use MS Office products to create program templates, handouts and flyers.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR PERFORMING ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

  • Enjoys working with children and their adult caregivers.
  • Provides excellent customer service to the public in person and over the phone and interprets library services and policies to patrons in a clear and courteous manner.
  • Experience using a library automated system and programs; office applications such as word processing, spreadsheet and presentation applications; and social media and web development.
  • Commitment to excellent customer service with demonstrated enthusiasm, patience and flexibility when working with the public.
  • Ability to create positive working relationships and collaborate successfully with co­workers; ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to initiate, organize, and self­direct work responsibilities under minimum supervision.

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: 1­3 years' experience in children's library services, preferably in a public library.

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: Thirty­-five (35) 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:

Rate: Librarian I (S­10) $19.84 ­ $23.76 in 8 steps; coursework in an MLS degree program
Librarian I (S­11) $20.84 ­ $24.96 in 8 steps; coursework in an MLS degree program
Librarian I (S­12) $21.66 ­ $25.94 in 8 steps; MLS degree

Position receives the equivalent of full time insurance benefits and pro­rated time off benefits (35 out of 37.5 hours per week).

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. The Town of North Andover is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Reference Librarian & Archivist, Limra, Windsor, CT

Limra/LOMA/LL Global Inc. is looking for a Reference Librarian and Archivist to be located in our Windsor, CT office.

Minimum Qualifications:
The Reference Librarian and Archivist should have a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited library school and a minimum of two years of professional experience working in archives and libraries. Demonstrated knowledge of library and archival theory, practices and standards, as well as excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills and time management skills are essential. The ability to be flexible and accommodate member and staff needs, and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment on self-directed projects either independently or as part of a team is also necessary for this position.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate will have experience in providing reference service by email and phone, and working with various types of people to assist their reference needs within a fixed time frame.
  • Experience in accessioning and processing archival collections, creating collection descriptions and doing preservation work.
  • Experience working in or establishing a collection management or DAM system.
  • Knowledge of or familiarity with current records management practices, and the ability to lift boxes of up to 40 pounds.
  • Certified Archivist or ARMA designation or willingness to obtain one.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide reference service by phone, email and in person for staff and employees of LIMRA member companies worldwide, including historical reference using the archives.
  • Participate in various library duties as needed; including staff assistance, facility tours, website assistance, filing, article cataloging, and representing the library and archives in various organizational committees.
  • Project planning and management for digitization projects and web-archiving.Maintain and develop the corporate archival program for a 100-year old membership organization.
  • Appraise, accession, catalogue, preserve, repair, maintain and provide access to paper and digital collections of research data, original publications, journals and newsletters, correspondence, marketing materials, photographs, video, film, and memorabilia.
  • Create changing physical displays in the home office building to increase awareness of the archives among internal staff and visiting member company staff.
  • Maintain intranet sites for the corporate archives and any relevant sections on the member website.
  • Create and update records schedules and work with staff and retirees to preserve their records and transfer relevant materials to the archives.
  • Supervise and train interns and library staff in the completion of various projects including preservation and digitization work as needed.
  • Stay current with professional practices by reading relevant journals and listservs, and attending conferences and webinars.

Please see this link for more details and to apply http://llglobal.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a2gkybzxbpag

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Law and Public Policy Librarian, UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA

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

As a gateway to knowledge, the UMass Amherst Libraries are key partners in teaching, learning, and research at UMass Amherst and in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  Supporting freedom of inquiry, the Libraries foster a diverse and inclusive environment in which to engage with ideas and acquire the critical skills necessary for lifelong learning. 

The UMass Amherst Libraries is seeking a highly experienced, enthusiastic and engaged librarian to serve as the Libraries' subject specialist in legal research, public policy, and government information.  Actively support the teaching and research endeavors of the University, especially with assigned constituencies, by providing research, instructional, and consultation services.  Teach library research sessions in areas congruent to expertise and collection responsibility. Create research guides and other learning objects. Select materials in all formats for assigned subject areas. Interpret and analyze information needs of students, faculty, and other users of legal and government information and recommend changes to service based on analyses.

Required Qualifications:

  1. Master's degree in library science or equivalent degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or its equivalent in librarianship from another country, or have appropriate equivalent experience.
  2. J.D. from an American Bar Association accredited Law School or equivalent.
  3. Minimum of two (2) years of experience in this or a comparable research library.
  4. Familiarity with all formats of core library legal and government information sources.
  5. Significant knowledge of methods and tools used in performing library research, especially legal research methods.
  6. Strong service orientation and the ability to meet the public graciously and tactfully.  Strong customer service attitude and initiative.
  7. Knowledge of key issues, trends and concepts used in information literacy.
  8. Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills.
  9. Proficiency in teaching or public speaking in large audience settings.
  10. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively, work productively and maintain harmonious working relationships.
  11. Demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities in a positive, constructive, flexible, and cooperative manner.
  12. Ability to respond effectively to changing user and organizational needs and priorities, showing initiative and flexibility.
  13. Ability to prioritize, organize, and accomplish assigned work within established timeliness.
  14. Ability to contribute toward creating a positive and respectful workplace defined by personal and professional competence, integrity and collaboration.
  15. Demonstrated ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively and to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the Libraries and the campus.
  16. Understands responsibilities with respect to conflicts of interest and behaves in ways consistent both with law and with university policy.
  17. Understands and contributes to implementation of departmental and institutional goals for achieving non-discrimination and creating a respectful, inclusive environment that is supportive of diversity.
  18. Uses access to sensitive and/or not-yet-public university-related information only in the performance of the responsibilities of position and exercises care to prevent unnecessary disclosures to others.

SALARY COMMENSURATE WITH ADVERTISED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Application Instructions: Please apply online at http://umass.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=74443 and submit a letter of application, resume, and contact information (phone and email) for three professional references by August 26, 2016 for priority consideration.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Circulation and Reference Assistant, Pine Manor College, Chestnut Hill, MA

The Circulation and Reference Assistant supports in the provision of information services to the Pine Manor College community. This part-time position may supervise the library during evening, weekend, or occasional holiday hours during the fall and spring semesters. This is an excellent position for a beginning MLIS student. Previous library work experience is a plus but is not required. This position is for the 2016-17 academic year. (Shifts may be available during school breaks and summer, 2017). The start date for this position is mid to late August, 2016.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provides circulation services. Shelves and shelf-reads materials. Processes holds. Supervises work-study students in performing circulation/reserves and stack maintenance functions.
  • Troubleshoots basic computer, printer and other technical issues
  • Supervises library during evening and weekend hours
  • Provides basic reference services to Pine Manor students and faculty. Provides research assistance, creates and updates online research guides, and assists the reference librarians during instruction sessions.
  • Special projects as needed

Hours: Between 10 and 22 hours per week depending on availability and library need. Prefer a candidate who can work two or three weekday evenings per week and one weekend shift (Sun 1-5 pm)/per week.

Pay: $13.00 per hour

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree required, MLIS candidate preferred
  • Basic knowledge of library operations and electronic databases
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite and basic content management system such as WordPress
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Commitment to public services
  • Ability to assume supervisory responsibility

Contact:

Carolyn (Cary) Morse
Head of Circulation/Reference Librarian
Annenberg Library, Pine Manor College
400 Heath Street
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
cmorse@pmc.edu

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College Archivist, Amherst College Library, Amherst, MA

The Amherst College Library seeks a talented archivist to join a collaborative and dynamic team as the College Archivist. Amherst has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and nationality, among other areas. Today, nearly one quarter of Amherst's students consists of Pell Grant recipients, and many more are first-generation students; nearly half of our students are non-immigrant minorities. We seek candidates who have experience working in a multicultural environment and/or are interested in supporting a diverse student body.

The Archives & Special Collections at Amherst College is home to major research collections ranging from the manuscripts of Emily Dickinson, to the archives of Samuel French, Inc., to the Kim-Wait/Eisenberg Native American Literature Collection, and beyond. The extensive archives of college history contain unique documents of social and political change from the early 19th century to the present. In addition to collaborating with outstanding colleagues in the Five Colleges and the wider region, the Archives frequently collaborates with the Emily Dickinson Museum and the staff of the Folger Shakespeare Library. The department plays a vital role in the library's efforts to teach students how to conduct original archival research.

You will work with a cross-departmental team to (a) to develop and implement an overall strategy for bringing the College Archives and other manuscript and archival collections in line with professional archival standards and best practices, and (b) to support and expand the department's teaching and outreach program. The College Archivist plays an active role in collection development, records management, digital projects, exhibitions, donor relations, grant writing, and the overall direction of the department. Reports to the Head of the Archives & Special Collections.

Principal duties and responsibilities

  • In collaboration with the Head of Archives & Special Collections, develops and implements an overall strategy for bringing the College Archives and other manuscript and archival collections in line with professional archival standards and best practices
  • Creates EAD collection guides, MARC records, and other finding aids in accordance with professional standards and guidelines, such as DACS. Collaborates with the Technical Services department and others to develop policies and workflows for representing manuscript and archival collections in the library's online discovery system
  • Collaborates in the development of a records management program that includes the collecting of electronic records
  • Advocates on behalf of the Archives & Special Collections within the college, as a member of the Five Colleges Consortium, and beyond
  • Works closely with Amherst College librarians, faculty, and others to connect them with relevant holdings and to identify areas for potential collection development
  • Teaches classes for Amherst faculty and other groups on how to conduct research with archival collections and primary sources; works with other departments as appropriate
  • Identifies archival and manuscript collections to be acquired through gift and purchase, in close collaboration with Head of Archives & Special Collections; Cultivates relationships with existing and potential donors
  • Represents the department in relevant professional organizations (Society of American Archivists, New England Archivists, etc.)
  • Creates documentation, finding aids, and web guides for physical and digital collections that promote the use of Archives & Special Collections to both local and outside scholarly communities; helps create and mount physical and online exhibits that highlight important aspects of the library's collections, particularly as they relate to the curriculum and important college events
  • Supports special projects for Communications department, Alumni and Parent Programs, the Board of Trustees, the College President's Office, and other departments across campus

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • Master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or foreign equivalent with a focus on archives
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in a professional position within an archives, special collections, or similar repository
  • Experience arranging, describing, and preserving archival and manuscript collections
  • Strong command of archival theory and best practices, especially as they relate to the particular issues posed by born-digital content
  • Demonstrated knowledge of DACS, EAD, MARC, authority control practices, as well as knowledge of emerging standards for description
  • Teaching experience
  • Knowledge of preservation standards and best practices
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with a variety of staff in a rapidly changing environment
  • Commitment to providing responsive and innovative services to a culturally and racially diverse campus
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to advocate for the library to a variety of constituents; positive customer service orientation
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills with proven success in independently prioritizing work and managing competing deadlines
  • Strong user-centered approach and knowledge of assessment tools in decision-making
  • Commitment to work closely with colleagues, undergraduates, faculty, staff, and college administrators
  • Willingness to tackle challenges in an academic library with energy and enthusiasm, showing patience, tact, and genial charitability
  • Competence and sensitivity in working at a college in which students are broadly diverse with regard to gender, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion

Preferred:

  • Second, subject master's degree in a relevant field
  • 3-5 years of professional archives experience
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate, and implement complex projects
  • Experience accessioning analog and digital materials
  • Proficiency working with ArchivesSpace and/or other collection management systems
  • Experience providing reference services in an archives or manuscripts repository
  • Experience working with college or university records
  • Experience with records management
  • Knowledge of strategies developed or adopted by the archival community for managing born-digital archival material
  • Knowledge of digital preservation principles, and knowledge of digital standards such as PREMIS and OAIS

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information (e-mail and/or telephone number) for three professional references. Applications will be reviewed until position is filled.

https://apply.interfolio.com/35683

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Business Librarian, Worcester Public Library, Worcester, MA

The Worcester Public Library is seeking candidates for the position of Business Librarian! This is a senior professional position under the general direction of the Public Services Coordinator. This position will participate in developing small business and entrepreneurial resources, programming and outreach services, as well as assisting with other aspects of public services in a busy urban public library.

SALARY:

$46,480.67 - $67, 519.07 annually; $22.27 - $32.35 hourly

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Provides excellent professional reference and readers' advisory services to the public in person and online
  • Builds, manages and promotes a high-quality, responsive collection of small business, personal finance and Foundation Center resources in all formats
  • Provides personalized in-person and online assistance with small business research and use of Foundation Center resources
  • Participates in the development and implementation of strategic partnerships with community business groups, government agencies, and other appropriate organizations
  • Maintains a working knowledge of business resources, an awareness of new resources and technologies, and ability to effectively use and teach business resources
  • Develops, publicizes, implements, and evaluates small business workshops, programs, and outreach services
  • Collaborates with a team of professional and paraprofessional staff and with other city agencies
  • Contributes to creating an environment oriented to trust, open communication, creative thinking, and cohesive team effort
  • Actively participates in staff development and training opportunities
  • Participates in community outreach projects 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 duties, 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
  • Demonstrated proficiency of search skills using paper and electronic business resources
  • Commitment to excellent customer service to a diverse community
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and execute projects
  • Embrace opportunities to learn in a changing environment
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate with professional and paraprofessional staff about concepts, ideas, and requirements
  • Ability to create and make presentations to groups
  • Ability to create positive working relationships in a team environment
  • Ability to initiate, organize, and self-direct work responsibilities under moderate supervision
  • Ability to collaborate and create positive working relationships with all staff
  • Ability to push carts and bins loaded with library materials
  • Ability to stand and/or sit for prolonged periods of time
  • Ability to perform bending, stopping, 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 50lbs or less
  • Knowledge of the principles and correct usage of the English language including grammar, punctuation and spelling
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of patron information
  • High level of professionalism and commitment to the organization
  • Thorough knowledge of the practical application of computer operations
  • Knowledge of supervisory techniques and practices

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Education: A master's degree in Library Science from a Graduate School of Library Science
  • Experience: Two or more years of experience providing business related professional accredited by the American Library Association or approved by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners references services in a public, academic, or special library or working in a business or non-profit organization
  • 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&#39;s license
  • CORI/SORI: Must pass a Criminal/Sex Offender Background Check

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Undergraduate Degree in business, and/or economics
  • Experience using and teaching business resources
  • Proficiency in a second language

To apply, please visit: www.worcesterma.gov/employment or send resume and cover letter on or before Friday August, 5, 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.

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Youth Services Library Assistant, Worcester Public Library, Worcester, MA

The Worcester Public Library invites applicants for the position of Youth Services Library Assistant. This is a paraprofessional position, reporting to the Youth Services Branch Manager and under the overall direction of the Youth Services Coordinator. The ideal candidate will possess excellent communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills and have experience working with diverse populations in an urban community. The individual will assist the supervisory team in planning and organizing activities; performs circulation, clerical/administrative work; assists patrons in the use of the library services, facilities and equipment; and interprets library policies to customers.

SALARY:

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

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Assists with the daily operations of assigned branch libraries
  • Coordinates and performs all circulation activities
  • Collects, records, and reports appropriate statistics monthly
  • Acts as a liaison with the Main Library Circulation Department and with C/W MARS
  • Organizes and performs the holds process and functions
  • Assists with readers advisory and reference services including patron assistance
  • Provides exemplary customer service
  • Interprets and applies general library policies and procedures to the public in a customer friendly manner
  • Represents the library in the neighborhood branches; assists with developing and maintaining awareness of neighborhood library needs, with emphasis on neighborhood youth
  • Assists with planning innovative library and outreach programs as needed
  • In conjunction with supervisor and staff, assists with evaluating existing operations and new services
  • Participates in interviews, supervises, and trains branch volunteers
  • Participates in staff training and development opportunities
  • Performs other duties, as assigned, consistent with the functions of the work units and level of responsibility

MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATION STANDARDS FOR PERFORMING ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

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

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Experience: One year of community public service work, such as library, day care center, recreation program or classroom. Specific courses that have hands-on experience may be substituted for work experience
  • Education: High school diploma or equivalent
  • Schedule: May include evening and weekend assignments and regularly working at other branch libraries, Main Library, and on Mobile Services vehicle license is required
  • License: Ability to travel to required locations in a timely manner. A valid driver's
  • CORI/SORI: Must pass a Criminal/Sex Offender Background Check

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Language: Proficiency in a Second Language
  • Other: Supervisory experience

To apply, please visit: www.worcesterma.gov/employment or send resume and cover letter on or before Friday, August, 5, 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.

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Catalogue Specialist (internship), Center for Independent Documentary, Boston, MA

The CID is celebrating its 35th year of continuous operation this year and seeks a qualified applicant to begin the task of cataloguing the many films it has seen through production. Ideally the completed catalogue would be searchable according to title, filmmaker, length, year, and subject matter. The catalogue would also include information as to the films' formats, contact information for the filmmakers, rights holders and awards.
Please forward cover letter and resume to joe@documentaries.org. References are welcome but not required.

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School Media Specialist, Tri-Valley Central School, Grahamsville, NY

The Tri-Valley Central School is seeking 2 state certified Media Specialists (1 elementary & 1 secondary) with teaching experience to transform our libraries into a 21st Century Library. We are looking for 2 individuals who will create an environment that will inspire the love of learning through connections to curriculum, pathways through technology, and modeling innovation.

Requirements of each candidate:

  • A self-starter, willing to take initiative and ask questions.
  • Collaborative, willing to meet with colleagues and supervisors to help support the curriculum and student learning throughout the district.
  • Technologically saavy, can utilize a variety of forms of technology as a way to deliver instruction, provide resources and convey a message of innovation.
  • Organized, able to create and maintain systems to manage a libray's inventory as resources for students' growth in research development skills.
  • Able to teach and work collaboratively with teachers in meeting all students' needs and providing inquiry skills in research development.
  • Positive attitude and works well with others

Interested parties should submit letter of interest to:

Mr. Thomas Palmer, Superintendent
Tri-Valley Central School District
34 Moore Hill Road
Grahamsville, NY 12740
(845) 985-2296 ext. 5101

NY State Education Department will work with certified teacher in School Library Media from other states to gain NY state certified certification.

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Library Director, Forbes Library, Northampton, MA

The Board of Trustees is seeking a creative, energetic leader committed to public service, with a respect for the past combined with a vision and understanding of the role of the public library in the 21st century. This opportunity is open due to the planned retirement of the current Director, and is anticipated to begin January 3, 2017.
Northampton is one of the top small arts cities in the United States and lies in the heart of the beautiful Connecticut River Valley. The city of just under 30,000 offers a vibrant downtown unique for its number of independent businesses and a lifestyle rich in cultural, artistic, and academic resources.
The library has a collection of 360,000, a dedicated staff of 24 FTE, including full and part-time employees. The budget for FY 2017 is $1.49 million. The Richardsonian Romanesque building opened in 1894 and is on the Register of Historic Buildings. It includes an inviting children's area, exemplary arts and music collections, a strong reference department, an art gallery, extensive local history and genealogy materials for Hampshire County, and the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Library and Museum. There is an active and supportive Friends group.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The Library Director is responsible for the management, direction and administration of the library on a daily basis; directs library personnel; oversees business operations, library finances and creates budgets for each fiscal year. The Director offers vision for the future; oversees preservation and maintenance of the library's collections, building and physical assets; and represents and advocates for the library.
QUALIFICATIONS: MLS from an ALA accredited institution; 3 to 5 years of increasingly responsible management/supervisory experience in a public library; leadership ability and a high degree of motivation, initiative, and resourcefulness; ability to create budgets and manage finances; and ability to speak and write effectively and clearly.
Salary $80,000-$90,000. 
To apply, please submit cover letter, resume and names of three references to Marjorie Hess, Chair,  Library Director Search Committee via email at directorsearch@forbeslibrary.org -- Deadline to apply is September 1, 2016.
For full job description, see http://forbeslibrary.org/jobs

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

THE LIBRARIES 

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

FOSTER BUSINESS LIBRARY

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

THE POSITION

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

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

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

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

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

Preferred

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

SALARY

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

RANK

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

BENEFITS

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

APPLICATION PROCESS

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

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

APPLICATION DEADLINE

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

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

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

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

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

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

Job description:

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

General Responsibilities:

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

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

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

Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

JOHN F. KENNEDY LIBRARY FOUNDATION

Internship Application Form

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

letter of recommendation, cover letter, and résumé.

Internship Vacancy Announcement Number:___ ___________________

Name: ____________________________________________________________________

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City: __________________________________ State: _______ Zip: ___________________

Home (permanent) Address: ___________________________________________________

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Telephone(s): Home: __________________________ Cell: __________________________

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

"summer"):

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Period of Internship:

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

Structure of Internship:

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

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Processing Archivist, Congregational Library & Archives, Boston, MA

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

Responsibilities

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

Other

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

Qualifications

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

Send cover letter and resume to: Tom Clark

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Access Services Overnight Supervisor, UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA

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

Additional information and to apply please visit:

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

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

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

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

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

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


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

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


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

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


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

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

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

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

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

Job Description:

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

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

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

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

Required Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

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

Please attach cover letter and resume with application.

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

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

Job Description:

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

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

Qualifications:

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

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

WORK SCHEDULE

31 weeks, academic year

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

Total hours = 19.5 per week

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

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

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Call for Submissions: 3rd Computational Social Science Winter Symposium

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

ABOUT THE WINTER SYMPOSIUM

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

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

IMPORTANT DATES

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

SUBMISSIONS FOR POSTERS + SHORT PRESENTATIONS

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

Exemplary topics for submissions include but are not limited to:

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

Other related topics are explicitly welcome.

PRESENTATION FORMATS

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

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

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

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

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

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

ORGANIZATION AND VENUE

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

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

CONTACT

SYMPOSIUM CHAIRS:

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

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

LOCAL ORGANIZATION:

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

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

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

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

*Eligibility*
To be eligible, a nominee must:

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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Call for Proposals: Digital Library Perspectives

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

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

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

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

*Digital Library Perspectives (DLP)*
Journal history

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

*Aims & Scope*

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

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

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

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

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Technical Services Librarian, Green Mountain College, Poultney, VT

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITES:

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

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

QUALIFICATIONS:

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

Applications for this position are accepted until position is filled. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications:

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

NOTES:

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

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

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Archivist, Canton, MA

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

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Processing Archivist, Living Computer Museum, Seattle, WA

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

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Following a given processing plan:

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

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge, experience, skill, and/or ability

Required

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

Preferred

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

Required computer skills

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

Education/experience/certifications

  • 1 year experience in a related field.

Special remarks regarding work environment, if applicable

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

QUALIFICATIONS:

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

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

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

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

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Continuing Resources Librarian, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

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

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

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

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Technology Librarian, Somerville Public Library, Somerville, MA

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

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

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

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

QUALIFICATIONS:

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

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

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

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

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

City of Somerville residents are especially encouraged to apply.

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Electronic Resources Assistant, Worcester State University, Worcester, MA

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

Responsibilities:

  • Assists with the management of electronic resources including acquisition, access, administration, support, and evaluation of resources.
  • Verifies receipt of print and electronic periodical/serial subscriptions.
  • Catalogues and classifies books, periodicals and documents according to standard library practices and procedures.
  • Searches and updates On-Line Computer Library Center (OCLC) library references files to correct entries or to establish new entries.
  • Performs bibliographic searches for faculty use and for other purposes.
  • Determines shelving arrangements for library materials and supervises shelving of periodicals/serials.
  • Arranges for the purchase and order of library materials; selects vendors; receives and checks orders for accuracy.
  • Performs related duties such as preparing correspondence, maintaining liaison relationships with vendors; compiling statistics for reports, etc.
  • Charges, renews and discharges library materials being borrowed using automated (currently Ex Libris Voyager software) and manual systems to record the disposition of library materials.
  • Aids library users by: responding to inquiries and providing information concerning materials that best match users&#39; interests and needs; applying and interpreting library rules and procedures governing the use of library facilities and services; and suggesting and explaining the proper methods of locating and using materials to facilitate patrons&#39; use of the library.
  • Monitors the borrowing of library materials by: determining the eligibility of borrowers; contacting library users for the return of books and materials; sending out overdue notices; and recording the payment of fines.
  • Verifies proper location of books and other library materials by searching the library for misplaced items; by retrieving books as requested; and placing books and other library materials in their proper location to facilitate use and accountability of library materials.
  • Assists and instructs users in the operation of microfilm/microfiche readers, reader printers and/or other library equipment.
  • Provides on-the- job training to new staff, student workers and subordinates.
  • Assumes responsibility for the operation of the library facility in absence of supervisor, including staffing of library service points as required.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned, such as: typing reports; operating library equipment; locating and filing materials; enforcing library rules; inspecting library premises processing mail, etc.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned within the Library Assistant Classification

Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Experience managing electronic resources

Additional Information:

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

Specifications, available at:

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

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

Overview:

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

Responsibilities:

Under supervision performs the following:

  • Assists in the development, planning and implementation of the Library's program of service to children through personal consultations, reference and readers' advisory services, outreach and programs.
  • Participates in the development of interactive community relationships and in the implementation of activities to stimulate use of the Library's resources through schools, and other agencies which serve children and their families.
  • Plans and conducts comprehensive programming for toddlers, preschoolers and school age children such as story hours, book talks, craft programs, puppetry, book discussion groups and summer reading programs.
  • Performs readers' advisory services and difficult or involved reference for the general public.
  • Provides instruction to increase patrons' skills in the use of book resources and electronic databases.
  • Manages, as delegated, program funds assigned to children's services.
  • Participates in the development of the children's book collection and manages the appropriate materials budget.
  • Assists in the compilation of annotated lists and bibliographies involving book and non-book materials.
  • May be responsible for oral presentations and written reports on children's activities within the department.
  • May be responsible for day-to-day operations of the department in the absence of the Department Head or other ranking staff member.
  • May participate in recommending and/or planning changes in service or new services for children.
  • Actively participates in system-wide committees, training and other professional activities.
  • Performs other related and/or comparable duties as assigned.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

A bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university and a master's degree in library science from an accredited library school. Courses in children's literature and/or work, taken for credit, at an accredited library school. Storytelling courses and/or experience is desirable. In exceptional instances, specialized education, training and/or experience, may be substituted for part or all of the educational requirements.

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

Requirements:

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

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

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

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

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

Required Skills and Experience: 

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

Desired Skills: 

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

Required Education (including Major): Masters of Library Science

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

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Student Volunteer, 2016 LITA Forum, Forth Worth, TX

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

http://goo.gl/forms/e6UeOsfqTW0hhsfu2

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

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

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

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

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

Responsibilities

Document delivery and interlibrary loan for all patrons:

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

Support for researchers:

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

Support for research grant seekers:

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

Information literacy instruction to students:

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

Qualifications

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

About the College

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

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

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Library Director, Ingalls Memorial Library, Rindge, NH

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

Description:

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

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

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

Skills Required:

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

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

Position will remain open until filled

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

Mail documents to:

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

By email- IngallsSearch@gmail.com

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Public Services Librarian, Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg, MA

Job Description:

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

Public Services: 

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

Shared Responsibilities:

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

Campus Community

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

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

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

Requirements:

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

About Fitchburg State University:

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

Additional Information:

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

Position is contingent upon funding for FY2016-2017

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

Application Instructions:

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

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

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

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

Duties:

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

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

Experience and training:

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

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

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

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

Closing date: August 15, 2016

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

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

Job Description:

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

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

Requirements:

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

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

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


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

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Emerging Technologies Librarian, Nashua Public Library, Nashua, NH

PRIMARY DUTIES

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

QUALIFICATIONS

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

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

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

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED ONLINE UNTIL POSITION IS FILLED

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Teen Services Librarian, Nashua Public Library, Nashua, NH

PRIMARY DUTIES

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

MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

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

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

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

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED ONLINE UNTIL POSITION IS FILLED

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Reference Supervisor, Nashua Public Library, Nashua, NH

PRIMARY DUTIES

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

MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

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

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

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

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED ONLINE UNTIL POSITION IS FILLED

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

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

Requirements:

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

Responsibilities and Skills:

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

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

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

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

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

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

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

OTHER DUTIES

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

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

Education and Experience

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

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

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

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

Responsibilities Include:

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

Qualifications:

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

Other Information:

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

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

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

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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

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

Responsibilities Include:

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

Qualifications:

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

Other Information:

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

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

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

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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

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

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

Responsibilities Include:

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

Qualifications:

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

Other Information:

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

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

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

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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

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

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

Salary is commensurate with experience.

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

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

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Library Aide, Randall Public Library, Stow, MA

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

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

Hours of Employment: 28 hours per week

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

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

Duties and Responsibilities:

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

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

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

Stow is an equal opportunity employer

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Health Science Librarian, California State University, Sacramento, CA

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

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

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

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

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

Qualifications
REQUIRED:

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

PREFERRED:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Undergraduate Experience Librarian, California State University, Sacramento, CA

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

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

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

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

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

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

Qualifications
REQUIRED:

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

PREFERRED:

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

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

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

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

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

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Social Science Librarian, California State University, Sacramento, CA

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

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

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

Duties/Responsibilities

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

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

Qualifications
REQUIRED:

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

PREFERRED:

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

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

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


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

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

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

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Law Library Director, Johnson County Government, Olathe, KS

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

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

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

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

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

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Acquisitions & Administrative Assistant, Wheelock College, Boston, MA

Job Description:

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

Summary of Responsibilities:

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

Requirements:

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

Additional Information:

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

Application Instructions:

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

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

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Access Services Librarian, Wheelock College, Boston, MA

Job Description:

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

Responsibilities:

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

Requirements:

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

Additional Information:

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

Application Instructions:

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

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

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

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

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

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

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

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

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

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Call for Submissions: ASIS&T Featuring Doctoral Student Research

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

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

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

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: September 1, 2016

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

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

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

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

VIDEO LENGTH: Up to 5 minutes.

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

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

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

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

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

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


Call for Submissions: iConference 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

IMPORTANT LINKS

SUBMISSION INFORMATION

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

All submissions are due by September 16, 2016.

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Assistant Librarian, Peabody Institute Library, Danvers, MA

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

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

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

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

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

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

Closing Date: July 30, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Labeling Technician, Backstage Library Works, Lowell, MA

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

There are no part-time positions available.

Job Description:

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

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

Responsibilities:

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

Requirements:

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

Preferred Additional Skills:

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

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

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

Please DO NOT contact Pollard Memorial Library regarding this position.

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

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

PRIMARY PURPOSE:

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

DUTIES:

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

QUALIFICATIONS:

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

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

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

About Lesley University

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

Job Description and Responsibilities:

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

Requirements:

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

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

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

Additional Information:

BACKGROUND CHECKS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL POSITIONS

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

Application Instructions:

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

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

About Lesley University

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

Job Description and Responsibilities:

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

Requirements:

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

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

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

Additional Information:

BACKGROUND CHECKS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL POSITIONS

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

Application Instructions:

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

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

About Lesley University

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

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

Job Description and Responsibilities:

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

Requirements:

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

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

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

Additional Information:

BACKGROUND CHECKS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL POSITIONS

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

Application Instructions:

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

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Youth Services Librarian, Franklin Public Library, Franklin, MA

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

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

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

Or email: apply@franklin.ma.us

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Library Assistant, Brookline Public Library, Brookline, MA

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

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

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Library Page, Brookline Public Library, Brookline, MA

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

Salary $11/hour.

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

Email resume and cover letter or application to:

BrooklineJobs@BrooklineMA.gov

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Reference Information Librarian, Brookline Public Library, Brookline, MA

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

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

Starting salary $27.65/hour generous benefits.

Resume and cover letter or application by July 29, 2016

BrooklineJobs@BrooklineMA.gov

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Position

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

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

Qualifications

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

The ideal candidate will have:

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

Application

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Reference Librarian, Bristol Community College, Fall River, MA

Job Description:

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

SUPERVISION: Reports to the Associate Dean of Library Services.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

Requirements:

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

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

SALARY: $ 26.40 per hour.

STARTING DATE: August 1, 2016

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

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

Overview:

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

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

Typical Duties and Responsibilities:

Under supervision performs the following:

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

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

  • A bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university and a master's degree in library science from an accredited library school. Courses in children's literature and/or work, taken for credit, at an accredited library school. Storytelling courses and/or experience desirable. In exceptional instances, specialized education, training and/or experience, may be substituted for part or all of the educational requirements.
  • Knowledge of children's literature including bibliographic tools and sources pertaining to children's literature and work; knowledge of the techniques of programming for children; interest in children and in library work with children; willingness and ability to develop strong interactive community relationships; willingness to assume responsibility and carry out assignments independently; good oral and written communication skills as well as the ability to search the Internet and other electronic databases; ability to work well with staff and public; initiative, dependability, good judgment, tact, courtesy.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.
  • Residency - Must be a resident of the City of Boston upon the first day of hire.
  • CORI - Must successfully clear a Criminal Offenders Record Information check with the City of Boston.

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

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

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

Basic Function:

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

Reports to: Assistant Neighborhood Services Manager, Manager of Reference & Instruction Services or designee

Home location: Central Library or branch as designated

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

Supervises: As assigned, pre-professional and/or support staff

Typical duties and responsibilities:

Under supervision performs the following:

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

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university and a master's degree in library science from an accredited library school. In exceptional instances, specialized education, training and/or experience may be substituted for part or all of the educational requirements.
  • Broad subject knowledge and competency in world languages desirable; knowledge of popular literature, basic bibliographic tools and sources; knowledge of excellent reference techniques; strong commitment to public services; illingness to assume responsibility and carry out assignments independently; good oral and written communication skills; ability to work well with staff and public; initiative; dependability; good professional judgment; tact; flexibility; courtesy.

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

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Library Director, Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield, CT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Production Specialist, Simmons Online, Boston, MA

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

There are three components to this position:

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

Job Tasks:

Production Specialist [Approximately 60% of time]

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

Research and Testing [Approximately 15% of time]

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

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

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

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

HOURS: 15­-20 hours/week

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

PAY RATE: $20 per hour

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submissions and suggestions for the journal should be sent to:

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

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

Essential Functions

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

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

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

Qualifications

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

Additional skills:

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

Compensation:

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

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

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

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

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

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Director of Digital Projects, MIT Libraries, Cambridge, MA

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

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

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

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

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

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

At the HSL, we:

Minimum Qualifications: 

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

Preferred Qualifications: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Young Adult Librarian, Keene Public Library, Keene, NH

Have you dreamed of making a difference in the lives of teens? The Keene Public Library is seeking a part-time Young Adult Librarian who will create transformative library experiences for Keene teens. If