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Substitutes, Marlborough Public Library, Marlborough, MA

Circulation Substitute
Duties include checking materials in and out using CW MARS' Evergreen ILS, assisting patrons in locating materials, re-shelving items and assisting with programming activities. Will perform other related library duties as assigned. This is an on-call position, hours are given as needed, but usually with generous notice.

Qualifications

High School diploma/equivalency required, college degree strongly preferred. The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, be detail-oriented, possess excellent customer service skills and be able to solve problems and work independently. Previous library experience or customer service experience preferred.

Salary

$12.69 - $14.28 in steps

How to Apply

Please forward cover letter and resume to:

Human Resources, City of Marlborough, 140 Main Street, Marlborough MA 01752 or humanresources@marlborough-ma.gov.

Reference Substitute
Duties include staffing the reference desk and assist the public in the use of reference materials, the catalog, public computers, microfilm, Internet, word processing, and online database. Assist in the promotion of reference service to the public, promotional materials, website links and other resources; perform other related library duties as required. Provides backup support at the Circulation desk as needed. This is an on-call position, hours are given as needed, but usually with generous notice.

Qualifications

ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library Science required; 1+ years of current reference experience in a public library and knowledge of C/W MARS network strongly preferred; strong knowledge of reference and reader's advisory resources, including databases, reference websites and e-books and related devices; ability to problem solve and both work independently and as part of the Reference team. Strong customer service orientation, flexibility, and good sense of humor are essential.

Salary: $21.71-$24.45 in steps

Education: MLS

How to Apply

Please forward cover letter and resume to:

Human Resources, City of Marlborough, 140 Main Street, Marlborough MA 01752 or humanresources@marlborough-ma.gov

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Legal Research Librarian, Suffolk University Law School Library, Boston, MA

Suffolk University is seeking qualified applicants to consider for the Legal Research Librarian at the Law Library. The Legal Research Librarians fill essential roles in planning and implementing the law school's legal research curriculum.  Legal Research Librarians support the law school's faculty and students in their research endeavors, teach stand-alone research classes, partner with Legal Practice Skills (LPS) faculty to teach legal research in the 1L curriculum, and provide assistance to patrons at the reference desk.  The person in this position will also be responsible for updating the library website using the University content management system.

Primary/Principal Responsibilities:

  • Teach legal research to law students through stand-alone classes, the 1L LPS program, and presentations to upper-level electives by faculty invitation.
  • Provide research assistance, training, and reference support to law school students, alumni, and members of the bar.
  • Provide research support and training to law school faculty and serve as liaison to assigned faculty members.
  • Assist students, faculty, and staff in using subscription databases; participate in trials of new subscription resources.
  • Additional duties as assigned, such as maintaining and updating the library's website and student writing portal; managing the law school's subscriptions to SSRN, ExpressO, and Scholastica; putting together the semi-annual Faculty Newsletter; or working with Suffolk journals to do trainings, and collect and archive author publication agreements.
  • Assist with collection development.
  • Develop and implement new library services and programs.

Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree in Library & Information Science or equivalent (JD degree is strongly preferred)
  • Demonstrated relevant work experience
  • Strong computer skills and web skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Commitment to providing the highest level of customer service and responsiveness 
  • Emotional and cultural intelligence with proven ability to work independently and as part of a diverse team 
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and handle difficult situations
  • Must be creative and proactive
  • Standard hours of this position are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, M-F, but will include at least one evening per week until 6:00 pm and occasional weeknights and weekends for instruction and special events.

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Librarian, Tarrant County Law Library, Fort Worth, TX

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Duties:

  1. Provides legal reference services using manual and online services
  2. Performs technical processing of library materials
  3. Suggests library materials for purchase
  4. Communicates with publishers
  5. Prepares bibliographies
  6. Assists and supervises library clerks
  7. Maintains accessions and processes new materials
  8. Sells copy cards and makes change, faxes information to law firms, and services photocopiers
  9. Performs all other related duties involved in the operation of the business as assigned or required

Minimum Requirements:

NOTE: YOU MUST FILL OUT THE WORK HISTORY and EDUCATION SECTIONS OF APPLICATION TO SHOW YOU HAVE YEARS OF EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION AS REQUIRED BY HIRING DEPARTMENT OR BE DISQUALIFIED.

TO APPLY, must have Master's Degree or higher in Library Science or a related field.

TO APPLY, must have Two (2) full-time years of work experience in a law library setting.

Knowledgeable in word processing, Internet, WESTLAW and LEXIS databases.

If hired, must provide proof of educational attainment
at New Hire Processing or during the promotional process.

Tarrant County will conduct background checks on new hires that will include a criminal background check related to convictions and deferred adjudications in the past seven years and may include credit reports, motor vehicle records, employment records and educational attainment. A conviction or deferred adjudication is not an automatic bar to employment. Each case is considered individually.

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Reference Librarian, Jenkins Law Library, Philadelphia, PA

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Established in 1802, Jenkins is the nation's first law library. Jenkins is a membership library and also functions as the county law library for the city and county of Philadelphia, providing services to attorneys, the judiciary, government offices, students, scholars and other researchers as well as the general public. As an employer, Jenkins is known for its family-friendly policies, competitive salary, excellent benefits, and pleasant working conditions.

General Description of the Position:
Under the direction of the Research Services Manager, the Reference Librarian is part of the team responsible for providing advanced research support to members, using a variety of approaches and also providing guidance to self-represented litigants visiting the library. The Reference Librarian interacts directly with members by responding to information requests and providing individual training. The Reference Librarian provides additional support by serving as a subject bibliographer to assist with the development of tools to aid in the research process.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide reference service to members and self-represented litigants on the phone, via email and chat.
  • Perform both immediate reference and in-depth research.
  • Perform legal and non-legal computerized research.
  • Assist members and self-represented litigants at the Reference Desk.
  • Provide instruction and guidance for use of library catalog, legal databases, legal research methodology and procedures.
  • Assists users with print resources.
  • Contribute content to Jenkins' Blog and other social media platforms.
  • Assist with compiling and updating Research Guides.
  • Compile legislative histories.
  • Help in the testing of new electronic research services.
  • Assist users with computers and other equipment.
  • Assist with conducting library tours and orientations as needed.
  • Assist in Document Delivery and Interlibrary Loan units when needed.
  • Perform tasks to open or close the library when needed.
  • Write articles relating to the profession as needed.
  • Keep current with the profession through readings and classes.
  • Participate in library projects (bibliographies, indices, shifting, etc.).

Other Duties as Assigned

Minimum Education Required: ALA accredited M.L.S.

Minimum Experience Required: Entry level position.

Skills/Abilities Required:

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Good problem-solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to think independently and creatively while filling multiple requests under strenuous time constraints
  • Demonstrated ability to work harmoniously in a team setting
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to work with diverse library users of varying levels of skill and understanding
  • Dependability, punctuality, and a sense of humor

Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday - 10: 00 am to 6:00 pm
   Wednesday - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm; occasional 8:00 am - 4:00 pm hours.

Status: Exempt Position

How to Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter with your salary requirements to jobs@jenkinslaw.org.

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Executive Director, C/W MARS, Worcester, MA

Executive Director C/W MARS

 

CW MARS, a large library network located in Worcester MA is currently searching for its next dynamic Executive Director. CW MARS has 152 libraries in 175 locations, with over 2,500,000 bibliographic records, over 1,000,000 patrons, and 8,500,000 circulations. This position, which supervises the Library Applications Manager, Systems & Networking Manager, Business Manager and ILS Manager, and under the direction of the Executive Committee, provides leadership in the development and implementation of goals and policies, and is responsible for administering the operation and services of the entire organization. The Executive Director also keeps current of technological development in the library world and ensures network services meet the needs of member libraries.

 

The position requires an MLS from an ALA accredited institution, at least 6 years of combined public or academic library experience demonstrating responsibility for fiscal and personnel management, strategic planning and library administration. Three (3) years supervisory experience is required. Experience in a leadership role with an automated library network is desirable. A full job description can be found at http://www.cwmars.org/sites/default/files/Executive_Director_Job_Description.pdf

Persons interested in this position should send a cover letter, resume and three (3) professional references to resume@cwmars.org. This position will be open until filled, however preference will be given to applicants received by July 13, 2018

CW MARS does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity, age, criminal record (inquiries only), handicap (disability), mental illness, retaliation, sexual harassment, sexual orientation, genetics, active military, or other non-merit factor.

Salary:

Grade 23 with a starting salary of $99,000 to $105,000

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Manager, Indexing & Cataloging Services, Gale, Multiple Locations

Do you dare to reinvent the future of education?

At Cengage, we are harnessing the power of tech to build a future where all learners have the tools and confidence to achieve their goals.

As a Cengage employee, you will pioneer transforming the way people learn. Collaborating with the best of the best, you will feel challenged and inspired to do breakthrough work. With the support of our united team, there is no limit to what you can imagine, create and set in motion.

Are we right for you?

We bring our "A" game, unique talents and point of view to the table every day.  We are curious and comfortable with change and are willing to take risks to transform education. Most importantly, everything we do, we do for the learner.  

What You'll Do Here:

As a member of the Indexing & Vocabulary Services team within Gale's Content & Metadata department, the primary objective for this position is to ensure the proper indexing & cataloging of Gale content with controlled descriptive metadata in a manner that fully meets digital product schedule, budget and quality requirements. The Manager, Indexing & Cataloging Services, will create a high-performance, challenging team environment that provides a culture of accountability for results, two-way communication, diversity and inclusion, recognition for successful outcomes, and significant contributions to the achievement of the company's business objectives.

 

The Manager, Indexing & Cataloging Services, will lead a team of Indexing & Information Services Specialists, and will:

  • Lead the development, production and maintenance of the successful application of controlled metadata to Gale content.
  • Lead the creation and management of plans and production schedules for indexing and cataloging projects, including management of vendor and contractor budgets, cost estimates, latest estimates (LEs) for assigned projects, coordination of staff and vendor activities, and quality and standards compliance.
  • Create, implement, and improve metadata processes and policies that take a complete view of metadata tagging, from the acquisition of content all the way through its use by customers in product.
  • Work with the Director of Indexing & Vocabulary Services, the Manager of Vocabulary Services, senior Indexing & Vocabulary Services staff, product management, and other stakeholders to create, update, maintain, and disseminate appropriate policies for indexing and cataloging.
  • Manage the Indexing & Cataloging team's system and technical needs. This includes serving as the primary customer for Gale's indexing system (currently Mercury) as well as serving as a key contributor for other Cengage editorial production systems and customer-facing product systems. Oversee staff interactions with systems staff to improve production systems on which the team depends.
  • Ensure that publishing priorities, budgets, schedules, and expectations are met.
  • Hold the team accountable for the direction and outcome of the team.  Manage team goals and provide direction based on CL objectives.
  • Effectively communicate and collaborate within the team and across functions. 

 

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Has overall responsibility for ensuring that Gale content is indexed and cataloged on time, within budget, and according to quality standards.
  • Responsible for accurate and timely estimations of indexing & cataloging work related to existing and new products.
  • Works with colleagues to develop and maintain indexing & cataloging schedules in support of approved products and projects.
  • Accountable for the periodic communication of production indexing status to management and stakeholders.
  • Directs the development, improvement, and documentation of workflows, procedures and policies to support team activities while ensuring efficient use of resources.
  • Oversees/directs process improvement initiatives and recommends systems enhancements to ensure efficient use of team resources.
  • Acts as a consultant and expert on controlled metadata processes and standards for Cengage Learning management and staff.
  • Works effectively with vendors. Manages the integration of vendor tasks and tracks and reviews vendor deliverables. Selects and manages vendors and contractor as needed to fulfill resourcing needs. Works with internal partner management teams as needed.
  • Manages payment of invoices.
  • Hires, manages and evaluates team staff and resources. Oversees the acquisition of necessary staff technical and business skills. 
  • Creates a high-performance team environment that provides challenge, accountability for results, and recognition for positive results, and that contributes to achievement of the company's business objectives.
  • Establish clear goals/objectives for all direct reports including appropriate action plans for achieving desired results.
  • Maintain ongoing communication with direct reports related to their job performance and career goals by providing ongoing coaching and feedback. 
  • Continually network to develop and maintain a "bench" of recruitment candidates, especially those at competitive businesses.
  • Perform additional responsibilities as needed to achieve company goals.

Skills You Will Need Here:

Required:

  • B.A. or B.S.
  • Minimum three years increasingly responsible indexing, cataloging, or otherwise managing descriptive metadata and/or minimum five years increasingly responsible experience in digital production within publishing industry.
  • Minimum five years increasingly responsible experience as project or department team lead, which would include managing people and complex projects, budgeting, and estimating project costs.
  • Online searching experience and training in, or experience with, structured information and/or relational databases. Excellent knowledge of information retrieval concepts and practices.
  • Advanced knowledge and use of Windows applications, including spreadsheets, databases, word processing, and presentation tools.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, ability to accurately interpret information and translate it to teams and individuals; and to report effectively.
  • Demonstrated ability to leverage facilitation, analytical, and problem-solving skills in order to manage and resolve team matters which meet organizational objectives.   
  • Demonstrated ability to use organizational and planning skills and delegate to staff as needed. 
  • Demonstrated ability to impact and manage change.
  • Demonstrated ability to make timely decisions with effective outcomes that are in line with business objectives.
  • Proven ability to develop relationships and build alignment with the team and across functional areas. Demonstrated ability to negotiate and settle disputes equitably.
  • Demonstrated initiative and proven ability to manage multiple projects and responsibilities within deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully lead process improvement initiatives, to develop and motivate staff to implement change.
  • Demonstrated ability use and analyze metrics. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work with vendors. Builds relationships and holds vendors accountable. 

 

Preferred:

  • MLIS, MLS or MIS, or other advanced degree.
  • Experience with Cengage Learning products, editorial policies, processes, markets and competitor products.
  • Experience managing a metadata development and application function in publishing industry.

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Intern, Plimoth Plantation, Plymouth, MA

Applications are now open for Plimoth Plantation's fall internship program (September 10 - November 9, 2018). 

More information about the internship program and the application process can be found at www.plimoth.org/internships

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Call for Applications: VRAF

The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) is pleased to invite applications for the sixth VRAF Internship Award in visual resources and image management. This internship is generously funded by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.

The VRAF Internship Award provides financial support for graduate students and recent graduates preparing for a career in visual resources and image management. The award grants $3,000 to support a period of internship in archives, libraries, museums, visual resources collections in academic institutions, or other appropriate contexts. It also provides $1,000 for professional development, and a one-year complimentary student membership in the Visual Resources Association.

Candidates should apply after developing a project with a specific collection and prospective supervisor. Priority will be given to applicants who submit projects that support art historical or related visual cultural heritage research and scholarship. The VRAF Internship Award Committee favors opportunities in which the intern may integrate skills acquired during the course of his or her academic training to manage a project from beginning to end, with the host institution receiving needed help in making valuable but hidden cultural collections visible. Projects that would not occur without funding for an intern may be given special consideration. A complete description of the internship and application instructions are available at: https://vrafoundation.com/internship-award/.

Applications are due by August 6, 2018. The award recipient for 2018-2019 will be announced on August 27, 2018.

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Call for Chapters: The Information Literacy Framework

Call for Chapters

The Information Literacy Framework: Case Studies of Successful Implementation

Chapter proposals are invited to this volume, to be published by Rowman & Littlefield as part of the ALISE Book Series. The book will be edited by Heidi Julien (University at Buffalo), and Melissa Gross and Don Latham (Florida State University). The book's working title is "The Information Literacy Framework: Case Studies of Successful Implementation." It is intended to help demystify how to incorporate ACRL's Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education into information literacy instruction in higher education as well as how to teach the new Framework to pre-service librarians as part of their professional preparation. The book will bring together:

  • current case studies from academic librarians who are implementing the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education;
  • current case studies from libraries which are training their staff to implement the Framework; and
  • current cases from Library and Information Science faculty, who are working to prepare their pre-service students to practice in the new instructional environment.

Individual chapters will describe how a library is implementing the Framework, or how the Framework is being taught to pre-service librarians. Chapters will focus on successes, while acknowledging challenges. Authors are expected to be reflective and tie their narratives to existing literature and to theory. Instructional librarians, administrators, educators, and students will benefit from the experiences of the people on the ground who are actively working to make the transition to the Framework in their professional practice.

Chapter proposals (approx. 500 words) are due August 1, 2018. Authors will be notified by September 1, 2018 whether their proposal has been selected for expansion to a full chapter. Full chapters will be about 5000 words in length, and will be due March 1, 2019.

 

Send chapter proposals to: Heidi Julien (heidijul@buffalo.edu).

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Research Librarian, Safety Research & Strategies, Rehoboth, MA

Research Librarian, Safety Research & Strategies, Inc.

Small, nationally renowned vehicle and consumer product safety research firm currently has an opening for a research librarian. This is a great opportunity for someone with an MLS or MLIS and experience in a library or information center, preferably in a corporate or other special library setting. The successful candidate is able to research, acquire, organize, and catalog in-house and outside library resources of a variety of formats. 

 

A research librarian is expected to locate, organize, and summarize documents in written reports and present his or her findings to the project manager. Strong writing skills are required. The candidate must also have a strong background in Internet search strategies, technical and medical databases, and other publications. Government and legal research skills are preferred.

 

This position does not require technical understanding of the subject material; however, it does require good reading comprehension skills and the ability to succinctly communicate information. The research librarian must be flexible and have the ability to work and learn independently, manage deadlines, and coordinate with others on projects. The successful candidate will be comfortable working with librarians at other institutions as well as vendors of various materials we purchase for our collection. Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Windows and Office experience, are a must. In addition, SRS is a small business, and all staff at times performs additional tasks that include traditional office work, such as answering phones and formatting documents.

 

This is a full time position located in our Rehoboth, MA office, approximately 8 miles east of Providence, RI. We provide a stimulating, fast paced work environment, two weeks vacation and one bonus week over the December holidays. Salary is commensurate with experience and skills. Healthcare and the option to participate in a 401K plan are also part of the compensation package.

 

Full/Part Time

Full Time

Education

MLS

 

Closing Date

Preference is given to applications received by July 6.

How to Apply

Interested candidates please submit an introduction letter and current resume to jobs@safetyresearch.net.

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Electronic Resources Librarian, Clemson University Libraries, Clemson, SC

Electronic Resources Librarian

Clemson University Libraries invites candidates for an Electronic Resources Librarian to join its Technical Services & Collection Management Unit. The successful candidate serves as Team Leader of the Electronic Resources Team comprised of the Electronic Resources Cataloger and three high-level staff. The Team Leader coordinates the functional activities of the Electronic Resources Cataloger and directly supervises two of the three staff. The Libraries' materials budget is currently $9 million with over 80% spent on electronic resources. Electronic resources managed by the Team include e-books, e-journals, databases, streaming media, and data sets. Clemson Libraries expects to participate in the implementation of a statewide Shared Library Services Platform (SLSP) over the next 12-24 months. Systems currently used include Innovative's Millennium ILS and ProQuest's (Serials Solutions) Intota. This position will play a key role in the successful migration of current systems to the new statewide platform.

Library faculty are members of the academic community, with responsibilities in the areas of librarianship, scholarship, and service. This is a 12-month tenure-track position accountable to the Head of Technical Services & Collection Management.

Responsibilities include:

Electronic Resources Librarianship

  • Continues implementation and maintenance of ProQuest's (Serials Solutions) Intota for management of electronic collections. Intota includes knowledgebase, link resolver, discovery, statistics, collection assessment, and ERM components.
  • Participates in acquisition, licensing, and renewal of electronic resources.
  • Supports retention and renewal decisions for electronic resources through the collection and analysis of usage data.
  • Troubleshoots and resolves electronic resource access problems. Works cooperatively with Library Technology and campus IT to resolve issues. Participates in maintenance of EZproxy for authentication.
  • Provides information to public services about new resources, changes to existing resources, and resource outages. Engages with public services and Library Technology to maintain the Libraries' discovery layer, currently ProQuest's Summon.
  • Develops and implements proactive processes to identify electronic access issues before they become problems for users.
  • Develops vendor and publisher relationships; schedules and coordinates demos, trials, and training with account representatives.
  • Maintains awareness of current and emerging trends and technologies pertaining to electronic resources.
  • Participates in planning, decision-making, and management of the Unit.
  • Engages in professional development activities, such as attending conferences, workshops, and webinars related to job functions.

 

Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities

  • Develops a focused program of high quality research and creative accomplishments, consistent with professional responsibilities and the Libraries' mission and goals.

 

Service

  • Actively participates and demonstrates leadership in professional responsibilities that serve the Libraries, University, profession, and community.

 

Required Qualifications/Experience:

  • ALA-accredited graduate degree in librarianship (or foreign equivalent) or a relevant, accredited graduate degree in another scholarly field as deemed appropriate by the Libraries.
  • Two years' experience in some aspect of electronic resource acquisition, cataloging, or management.
  • Knowledge of current trends and developments in managing electronic resources.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong commitment to quality customer service.
  • Strong organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills; demonstrated initiative and adaptability.
  • Ability to work effectively in a diverse team environment or individually, to balance priorities, and to set and meet deadlines.
  • Experience with an integrated library system or service platform.

 

Preferred Qualifications/Experience:

  • Experience in an academic or research library.
  • Experience with electronic resource tools such as link resolvers, discovery services, knowledge bases, electronic resource management systems, and proxy authentication software.
  • Experience reading, managing, and negotiating license agreements.
  • Knowledge of fund management and budget processes.
  • Experience working with consortia.
  • Supervisory training or experience.

 

Salary and Benefits: 

Faculty rank and competitive salary based on the successful candidate's qualifications and experience. Various medical plans, dental plans, and retirement plans are available. 18 days annual leave, 15 days sick leave, 13 paid holidays, and liberal professional development leave are provided. Library faculty receive an individual stipend for travel or other professional development activity.

Location:

Clemson University is a major, land-grant, science and engineering-oriented research (Carnegie R1) university in a college-town setting along a dynamic Southeastern corridor. Ranked as one of America's Top 25 Public Universities by U.S. News & World Report, Clemson is an inclusive, student-centered community characterized by high academic standards, a culture of collaboration, school spirit, and a competitive drive to excel. Centrally located in the beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Clemson is in one of the fastest-growing areas of South Carolina, and a two-hour drive to Charlotte and Atlanta.

Libraries:

Physical locations on Clemson's main campus are the R.M. Cooper Library, the Gunnin Architecture Library, the Education Media Center, and Special Collections and Archives. Other facilities include the Clemson Design Center Library in Charleston and the Library Depot in Anderson, which houses high-density storage, the records center, the digitization lab, and technical services. Clemson Libraries employs 28 faculty, 62 staff, and over 70 students. Clemson Libraries is a member of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) and Lyrasis, and actively participates with other South Carolina institutions through the statewide consortium, PASCAL. For additional information about Clemson Libraries, visit the website at https://libraries.clemson.edu/about-the-libraries/

Application process: 

Applicants should electronically submit all application materials via Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/51338. Required materials include a cover letter, professional curriculum vitae, and contact information for three (3) professional references. Review of materials will begin immediately. Applications received by July 13, 2018 will be guaranteed consideration.

Closing Statement:

Clemson University is an AAO/EO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.

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Upper School Librarian, Moses Brown School, Providence, RI

Moses Brown School is a co-educational independent day school for nursery through twelfth grade. Moses Brown, a Friends school, exists to inspire students to reach their full intellectual and spiritual potential. We engage students in a rich academic curriculum, a broad offering of arts and athletics, and a daily life strongly rooted in the Quaker values of community, equality, and service. We affirm the Quaker belief that there is an inner light in each person which influences our decision making and leads us to the truths we seek. We consider virtues of simplicity, integrity, group wisdom, and respect for differences paramount to helping students of all faiths and backgrounds discover their missions in the world.

In its hiring practices, Moses Brown deliberately seeks to maximize the diversity of the school (in terms of class, gender, ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation, abilities/disabilities, and language). 

The position is an interim appointment for the 2018-19 school year with the option to apply for a permanent position.

The librarian is a member of the faculty, and reports to the Division Head and the Director of Library Services. The position includes five roles of responsibility: 

  • Information Specialist:​ instructs students, staff and faculty in the use of online resources, including the discovery search system, library catalog, electronic resources and Internet research; prepares LibGuide resource pages, and provides resources to support specific units; protects the users' access and confidentiality. 
  • Teacher:​ delivers information literacy skills to students for various projects throughout the year in classes and 1-1 student consultations; conducts reader's advisory with students based on a knowledge of young adult literature, publishing trends, and authors and maintains familiarity with YA literature through regular reading and use of reviewing tools; takes an active role in encouraging appropriate student behavior in the library, while creating and sustaining a welcoming and supportive atmosphere.
  • Instructional Consultant:​ collaborates with faculty to integrate information literacy in classroom curricula; pursues knowledge of current educational theory and practice.
  • Program Administrator​: ensures the collection is well-maintained and current through evaluation and selection of print, non-print and electronic sources; regularly weeds outdated materials; selects materials based on curricular needs, reviews, areas of high need, and requests from faculty and students; catalogs materials; keeps necessary library records, such as usage statistics; maintains online catalog and patron records; manages the Upper School library book budget in cooperation with the Director of Libraries; assists in the development and implementation of library policies and procedures; sets long- and short-term goals regarding the program and budget.
  • Member of the Community: ​participates fully as a member of the Upper School faculty and the library team, including faculty and library meetings; helps maintain a positive library environment and school morale. 

Qualifications​: A stellar candidate will be flexible, tenacious, and innovative, while possessing a passion for working with teenagers. The candidate will have a love of YA literature and technological innovation, strong communication and organization skills, the ability to prioritize work obligations, and the capability to work effectively independently and as part of a team. MLS degree from an ALA-accredited institution required; ideally, the librarian also has some experience as a college or school librarian or as a classroom teacher. Some knowledge of Friends (Quaker) education, and experience with TLC and LibGuides preferred.

Compensation is competitive, and the school offers excellent benefits. Moses Brown is an equal opportunity employer. Send resume and cover letter to Anne Krive, Director of Libraries at library-hiring@mosesbrown.org.

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Head of Electronic Resources & Serials Acquisitions, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

Harvard Library seeks a dynamic, imaginative, and collaborative leader to guide and evolve Harvard Library's management of print serials and electronic resources. Applying their solid record of leadership and vision across Harvard's vast online and physical collections, the Head of Electronic Resources and Serials Acquisitions will guide the development of a unified strategy, best practices, and workflows for managing fee-based and open access online resources that encompass all library parties of the content ecosystem--collection development, technical services, and scholarly communication while maintaining the accurate and timely acquisition of a significant and robust collection of print serials.

 

To review the complete position description and to apply, see here.

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Outreach, Education, & Communications Coordinator, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Baltimore, MD

Outreach, Education, and Communications Coordinator

National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region (SEA)

Health Sciences and Human Services Library

University of Maryland, Baltimore

 

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Regional Medical Library (NNLM, SEA, RML), housed within the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL), seeks a librarian to oversee the development and implementation of professional health information topics, training areas, and coordination of the communications program for the regional medical library. The Outreach, Education and Communications Coordinator develops and teaches in-person and online courses to promote access to health information. The coordinator creates and coordinates an outreach plan and related projects to address the health information needs of healthcare providers and information professionals. This librarian is also responsible for managing the region's social media program, as well as creating content for the region's website and newsletter. In partnership with other Regional Medical Libraries and Offices, the coordinator produces national programming and collaborates with other SEA coordinators to exhibit NLM's resources at national, regional, and state meetings.

 

This is a full-time, grant funded, non-tenure, and non-permanent status track, faculty position reporting to the Executive Director of the SEA. The position is one of a team of four librarian-coordinators who work together to facilitate resource sharing, training, and cooperative projects in AL, DC, FL, GA, MD, MS, NC, PR, SC, TN, USVI, VA, and WV. For more information about NNLM SEA, visit http://nnlm.gov/sea.

 

Previous professional library experience is welcome, but not required.

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Identifies, develops, and teaches classes and workshops in a variety of formats addressing and promoting access to biomedical information to health professionals, librarians, and the public.
  • Develops outreach projects improving information access for health professionals and their intermediaries in the region with special emphasis on services to unaffiliated health professionals, minority health professionals, public health workers, and hospital librarians.
  • Coordinates an overall outreach plan taking into consideration the health information needs of health care providers and information professionals
  • Develops educational materials for inclusion on the NNLM and SEA websites particularly in the areas of access to quality health information for health professionals
  • Coordinates communication and promotion of NLM, NNLM, and NNLM SEA programs, resources, and services including but not limited to exhibits, webinars, presentations, librarian advocacy, featured articles for SEA Currents, and contact with health and health informational professionals and community associations.
  • Coordinates, implements, and evaluates the SEA social media program to determine appropriate promotional communications support of NLM, NNLM, and NNLM SEA programs, resources, and services.
  • Develops strategies and materials promoting the use of NLM and NNLM products and services to target populations such as health professionals, librarians, and the public.
  • Maintains standards of accessibility for all resources created and maintained in accordance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.
  • Cooperates with other Regional Medical Libraries and Offices to produce national programming
  • Promotes and solicit applications for NNLM SEA awards; assisting potential applicants with their proposals, monitor progress and follow-up for awards in progress
  • Works with other coordinators to exhibit NLM's resources at national, regional, and state meetings of health professionals, information professionals, and the public.
  • Participates in other activities of the SEA that lead toward improved health information access, use, and literacy in the region.
  • Serves as ex-officio and support to the SEA Medical Librarians Program Advisory Group

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master of Library Science or equivalent advanced degree from an ALA-accredited program
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated service orientation and ability to work effectively with colleagues, health professionals, and consumers in a diverse, multi-cultural community
  • Knowledge of PubMed, MedlinePlus, and other NLM resources
  • Willingness to travel; valid driver's license at the time of employment
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Project management, strategic planning, and team leadership skills
  • Instructional design and course development experience, including evaluation
  • Experience with teaching and training
  • Experience with health information education with the ability to develop, plan, and conduct workshops and training, interacting confidently with audiences
  • Knowledge of, or experience in medical librarianship
  • Evidence of professional and scholarly activities
  • Ability to communicate vision and motivate others; willingness to assume leadership roles as needed
  • Demonstrated ability in obtaining results from initiating and participating in team efforts
  • Effectiveness in promoting ideas while exhibiting tact and sensitivity; initiating interaction with others; and soliciting feedback from partners
  • Comfort with change, flexibility and the ability to react quickly to program alterations and task modifications
  • Experience with Moodle LMS and WebEx technologies

 

APPLICATIONS:

Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter which includes the source of advertisement; 3 references including names, addresses, and phone numbers; and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating "I verify that my CV is current and accurate" - does not need to be notarized). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by July 20, 2018. Interested applicants should apply using the following link: http://bit.ly/OECCRML

 

MINIMUM SALARY: $55,000, commensurate with experience

 

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

 

ENVIRONMENT:

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

 

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

 

The Library supports the 6300 students, and over 7200 faculty and staff members on UMB's 71-acre research and technology complex consisting of 67 buildings including the University of Maryland BioPark, the University of Maryland Medical Center, and the VA Hospital. UMB's professional and graduate schools comprise a dental school, graduate school, and schools of law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and social work. More details about the UMB can be found at http://www.umaryland.edu/.

 

The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.  Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Reference Librarian, Springfield City Library, Springfield, MA

The job description is available here: http://bit.ly/RefLibSA618

Springfield City Library has an exciting career opportunity waiting for just the right candidate. Are you the one? Are you ready to work as part of our dedicated team of professionals in a very busy urban library system? Each year, we welcome over 700,000 visitors throughout our nine locations and offer nearly 4,000 programs for adults, teens and children. Our 76,628 registered patrons account for circulation of nearly 650,000!

 

Springfield, Massachusetts, founded in 1636 by William Pynchon, has a proud history. From its earliest days, Springfield was a center of commerce. In the industrial age, the city was one of the largest, most prodigious manufacturing centers in the country. Springfield's reputation was bolstered by the many innovations that sprung forth from the city's residents. Today, Springfield is once again becoming known for innovation and technology. From mentorship programs for entrepreneurs and accelerators for startups ready to scale to specialty incubators and training, the city is regaining its standing as a great place to start and grow a business. Springfield is also home to large employers including MassMutual, Baystate Health, five colleges, and a host of social and professional services organizations. Have we piqued your interest? Want to know more about the opportunity? Read on.

 

The Library seeks applications for a Reference Librarian position at our forward-looking public library. Get excited about the possibilities of working in the city of Springfield by watching this video, then apply before midnight EST on Sunday, July 1, 2018. We seek candidates who can embrace the attitude that "It's All Yours, Just Ask," and who see the library as a place to help strengthen our city through strong connections and constructive dialogue. We are here to help community members find what they need, no matter who they are, where they come from, or what they're looking for, because the Springfield City Library is their place of connection to information and knowledge, culture, and community.

 

This Reference Librarian position is based at our busy Sixteen Acres Branch Library and is available due to a retirement. The person selected for this position will be part of a dynamic branch library team and focus on reference, reader's advisory, outreach, and programming for adults, as well as some collection development. Work is performed under the general direction of the Branch Supervisor and Branch Manager.

 

Requirements include a Bachelor's degree and completion of an American Library Association-accredited Master of Library Science. MLS candidates may be considered as well; once the degree is attained, the salary would be converted to MLS-level pay automatically.

 

Desired: Commitment to meaningful community engagement. Experience in creating lively programs for adults. Bilingual abilities desirable (English and Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese or other). Excellent customer service orientation is needed, and a "turned outward" approach to community engagement is ideal.

 

The salary is $23,492.04  annually for MLS holders for an 18.5 hours workweek; for MLS candidates $19,514.04. Further job details and application are available here, or, go to the City of Springfield's website, click on Employment Opportunities, and look for Reference Librarian.

 

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

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Digital Projects Intern, Penn Libraries, Philadelphia, PA

Availability: Position open until filled (July 1, 2018)

Hours: 20 hours per week.

Salary: $15/hour.

Overview:
The Digital Projects Intern will work with staff of the Weigle Information Commons, in addition to the larger Teaching, Research, and Learning team, to facilitate the smooth operation of a range of technology services and spaces offered in the Weigle Information Commons. Essential duties will include: assist in the supervised creation, implementation and maintenance of library Omeka and Scalar instances, responding to Weigle Information Commons technology and services inquiries; scheduling of WIC teaching and learning spaces; researching, creating, and updating WIC online content, and writing for the library's blog.

Primary Qualifications:
Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills; attention to detail and ability to juggle multiple tasks, learn quickly, and take initiative; and interest in and enthusiasm for emerging technologies.

Preferred Qualifications:
Prior experience with web hosting services and related technical proficiencies; familiarity with digital publishing platforms (Omeka, Scalar) experience preferred but not required.

Requirements:
This position is intended for current students in an ALA-accredited graduate program in library/information science. Strong academic background and public service orientation. Ability to learn quickly, work independently, and face new and unexpected questions on a regular basis. Our extensive training program leads us to ask for a one-year commitment.

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

Katherine Ahnberg
ahnberg@upenn.edu

Use subject line "Digital Projects Internship." 

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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Head, Collection Development & Resource Access, Florida International University Libraries, Miami, FL

HEAD, COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT AND RESOURCE ACCESS

Florida International University Libraries

The online version is available at https://facultycareers.fiu.edu/?posting=515222.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

I. Professional Practice

  • Leads the Collections & Resource Development Department consisting of Acquisitions, Serials, and Electronic Resources. Includes direct supervision of 2 FTE faculty librarians and hierarchical supervision of 10 FTE staff.
  • Allocates and monitors the materials resource budget.
  • Leads collection development efforts of the FIU Libraries, including coordination of issues and policies across all formats in consultation with appropriate departments and personnel.
  • Coordinates liaison collection development activities and collaborates with liaison librarians to foster positive relationships with faculty, especially pertaining to collection issues.
  • Serves as primary contact for collection assessment activities such as program reviews, accreditation reports, and internal assessments
  • Oversees the process of Repair, Missing and Lost item review and replacement.
  • Chairs the FIU Libraries' Collection Advisory Committee to discuss collection activities, review product proposals, and draft policies.
  • Participates in collaborative collection discussions with local, state, and national efforts including CSUL Collection Planning Committee, Florida State Library, Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, and the Center for Research Libraries.
  • As a Library Department Head, participate in meetings and activities to determine the strategic direction of the library, achieve annual goals, and enhance daily operations
  • Assumes other responsibilities and duties as requested by the Dean of Libraries.
  • Leads and manages acquisitions activities including purchasing, licensing, and facilitating access to licensed content.
  • Conducts regular assessments of departmental services, workflows, and operations.
  • Assists in developing effective reports and messaging for other library and university administrators to understand the library's materials budget needs.

 

II. Scholarship, Service, & Professional Development

  • Participates in continuing education, conference, workshops, seminars, or other activities that enhance professional knowledge.
  • Contributes to the profession through active participation in professional associations, research, or other scholarly activities.
  • Serves the library and institution through participation in meetings and committee work.
  • Attend and participate in library meetings, including Library Assembly, Administration Team, and Direct Reports.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • ALA-accredited MLIS
  • Demonstrated commitment to user-centered library services and an understanding of information seeking behaviors in an academic research environment
  • Excellent interpersonal communication, presentation, and organization skills, including the ability to effectively impart knowledge and skills
  • Minimum five years of experience managing multi-million dollar resource budgets.

 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Ability to work flexibly, creatively, and collaboratively in a changing and fast-paced environment with a culturally diverse population
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with emphasis on accuracy and attention to detail
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to work independently, collaboratively, and in teams within library and university web/online communities

 

Rank/Salary:

Non-tenured faculty status; rank and salary are competitive based on qualifications and experience.

About the Libraries: For information about the FIU Libraries, please visit http://library.fiu.edu.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 515222 at https://facultycareers.fiu.edu and must attach a cover letter and resume as a single pdf file. Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three professional references who will be as determined by the search committee. To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by July 20, 2018. Review will continue until position is filled.

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Assistant/Associate Librarian, Social Sciences & Data Services, UMass Dartmouth, Dartmouth, MA

Assistant/Associate Librarian: Social Sciences and Data Services, UMass Dartmouth

 

UMass Dartmouth welcomes applications for the position of Information Services Librarian for the Social Sciences and Data Services. This librarian will deliver reference and instruction services in conjunction with a team of Information Services librarians, consult with and inform researchers in all departments of the university on practices and opportunities for data management, and develop professional relationships with faculty and students in multiple College of Arts and Sciences departments to assess and respond to research, teaching, and learning needs.

Information Services librarians also participate in information literacy instruction for first-year English classes.

General responsibilities include participation in assessment of services, collection development, instruction and related activities, as well as other division, library, university, and professional activities, projects, and organizations, as appropriate. 

Minimum starting salaries: Assistant Librarian $55,330/Associate Librarian $64,796.

The review of applications began June 11, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. 

For full details of the position, please view our ad here:

http://careers.umassd.edu/dartmouth/en-us/job/494119/assistantassociate-librarian-social-sciences-and-data-services

 

The Claire T. Carney Library is located on the campus of UMass Dartmouth, the only research university located on the SouthCoast of Massachusetts. The region has many options for city, town, and country living, as well as easy access to art, music, and cultural institutions in cities such as Providence, Boston, and New York. New England is home to amazing outdoor recreation, from hiking to skiing to enjoying the beaches on nearby Cape Cod. Recently the subject of an award-winning renovation, the library is the campus hub, providing space for research and study and serving as a social gathering place. Our library staff are active in our campus community, participating in events, committees, and faculty governance. The Information Services team is made up of reference and instruction liaison librarians. We work independently within our disciplines, and collaboratively in initiatives such as our first year English embedded instruction program. We value collegiality and enthusiasm, and are committed to making a positive impact in our students' lives. 

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Electronic Records Analyst, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Electronic Records Analyst

Records Analyst 1 Librarian

 

The George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, seek applications and nominations for the position of Electronic Records Analyst. The Electronic Records Analyst works with the University Records Manager to establish and maintain a digital information environment which supports the University's regulatory and compliance obligations for records and information management and long-term preservation of digital assets. Provides expertise and leadership on the management of the digital information of the University to ensure compliance with various regulatory requirements for restrictions, retention, appropriate destruction processes, and/or long-term preservation. Participates in the active management and/or preservation of a wide array of types of digital records, including but not limited to, University electronic records, websites, and social media. Provides guidance to administration, faculty, and staff on creating, managing, preserving, and providing access to born-digital and digitally reformatted records in accordance with State of Florida and Federal regulations. This position provides expertise and leadership and serves as a member of various collaborative teams for the development of frameworks with standards, policies, and procedures to ensure adherence to best practices for electronic records management across campus. This position also serves as a member of a collaborative team to ensure compliance, verification, authentication, and related activities that build and sustain a comprehensive program of records management. This position reports to the University Records Manager.

 

The search will remain open until July 25, 2018, applications will be reviewed as received. 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/StaffPositions.html.

 

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

 

Address inquiries to Tina Marie Litchfield, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at: tlitchfield@uflib.ufl.edu.

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Research Analyst, LibSource, Virtual

LibSource, an LAC Group company, is seeking a full-time, experienced, Research Analyst, to work virtually for our Library as a Service (LaaS) platform.  The Research Analyst will join a team of researchers in staffing a busy and diverse virtual research desk, performing and managing requests for legal, corporate, business development and other research from LaaS clients. All research and communication will be performed online and by phone, using both paid databases and open sources. The Research Analyst will report directly to the Deputy Director of Research & Intelligence and work with other analysts to complete research requests in a timely, professional, and cost effective manner. Research will be delivered directly to clients using a virtual reference desk platform.
 
This is a full-time virtual position. Successful candidates must be able to cover the hours of 11:00AM -8:00 PM PST/2:00 PM - 11:00 PM EST.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform legal, corporate, business development and other research for LaaS clients using both paid databases (Westlaw, Lexis, Avention, etc.) and open sources (web searches, government databases, phone research, etc.)
  • Communicate progress and research findings directly to client clearly and concisely
  • Work with clients to clarify research objectives when necessary and provide follow-up on research requests
  • Maintain current understanding of research methods and tools, including databases
  • Keep Deputy Director apprised of research activities, client concerns, and issues that arise in the course of research
  • Work with other Research Analysts to provide seamless service to clients even when working on complex and long-term projects
  • Provide training and updates to research team regarding ongoing client projects
  • On occasion, manage small research teams to accomplish more complex research objectives for clients
  • Manage database access and other resources used for research
  • Other duties as the arise according to client requests 


QUALIFICATIONS

  • 3-5 years experience as a researcher in a law firm library, preferably with some business development research experience
  • MLS or JD preferred, though work experience or a similar or related degree may take the place of MLS/JD 
  • Advanced legal research skills including but not limited to docket and case law research (both state and federal), secondary sources, and practice guidance
  • Experience with corporate and business development research including gathering information from diverse sources (annual reports, SEC filings, Secretary of State records, case law, patent and trademark applications and records, lobbying activity, etc.)
  • Extensive experience with Lexis and Westlaw (preferably LexisAdvance and WestlawNext) and ability to quickly learn and navigate other databases including but not limited to Monitor Suite, Avention, Capital IQ, Intelligize and Practical Law.
  • Experience with open source research beyond search engine use, including government and non-profit databases, think tanks and academic sources. Must be comfortable calling and emailing sources for information.
  • Exceptional client service skills, particularly via written communication
  • Current experience using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)

 

To apply, please visit: goo.gl/bT7Ude

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

Youth Services Librarian & Assistant Director, Uxbridge Free Public Library

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 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. 

This position requires a timely presence, as well as the ability to work before or after Library hours when necessary. Community and town meetings outside of library hours are a required part of this position. 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 position works 40 hours per week, including some evening and weekend hours.

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree required, coursework or a completed Master's degree in Library Science preferred. Previous experience in a public library children's room or related work experience is preferred. 

Full/Part Time

Full Time available July 9, 2018

Education

Bachelor's degree.

Salary

46,000

How to Apply

All interested and qualified candidates should submit a Town of Uxbridge application, along with a letter of interest, resume and the names of three professional references to HR@uxbridge-ma.gov OR Uxbridge Town Hall Human Resources Department, 21 South Main Street, Uxbridge, MA 01569.

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Intern, Unified Astronomy Thesaurus, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA

UAT Metadata Crosswalk Internship

The Unified Astronomy Thesaurus (UAT) is an open, interoperable and community-supported thesaurus which unifies the existing divergent and isolated Astronomy & Astrophysics thesauri into a single high-quality, freely-available open thesaurus formalizing astronomical concepts and their inter-relationships. The UAT will improve search The UAT will be implemented by the American Astronomical Society as the required source of keywords applied to articles published in their journals. Currently, the UAT is being used by the Space Telescope Science Institute to classify proposals for using the upcoming James Webb Space Telescope.

We are looking for interns who can create crosswalks between the UAT and several other keyword/theusauri systems. The goal of this project is to provide a vocabulary crosswalk that can recommend the best matches between terms in the older vocabularies and concepts in the UAT.  This will help ease the transition from these older systems (many of which are no longer being updated) to the modern Unified Astronomy Thesaurus.

Interns will have the opportunity to learn about thesaurus and metadata standards, such as SKOS, z39-19, and ISO 25964. They will learn about the process of developing and managing thesauri, as well as use cases for these metadata. Since the UAT is developed using SKOS standards, the crosswalk should use the SKOS Semantic Relations.  

The Wolbach Library provides shared resources to support the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics community's continuously evolving needs. Wolbach Library staff build, organize, manage, house, and preserve collections of physical and digital research artifacts; offer reference services and consultation; provide services in online literature searches and interlibrary loan requests; and contribute to and draw from remote databases, including the NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS). The Wolbach Library participates in local, national, and international networks and cooperative activities to promote scholarly advancement, the sharing of information, access to recorded knowledge, and the empowerment of the astronomy and astrophysics community.

Qualifications

Knowledge of information organization and/or astronomy/astrophysics.

Willingness to learn and fill their knowledge gaps in either of the above areas.

Ability to work independently and remotely.

Motivated, detail oriented, good communication skills.

 

Additional Information

This is an unpaid position, however we will work with you to meet internship requirements for your degree program.

This can be a completely remote internship position.

 

To Apply

Send your resume and brief cover letter to Katie Frey (kfrey@cfa.harvard.edu) no later than June 26, 2018.

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

Manuscript End Processing Assistant

Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

The Schlesinger Library has an immediate opening for an assistant to end process collections processed by the 11 members of the manuscript division.

Duties include:

  • Reboxing collections
  • Numbering folders and entering those numbers into EAD finding aid
  • Quality assurance of preservation photocopying
  • Separating and filing fragile (photocopied) materials, restricted materials, and photographs
  • Labeling and barcoding boxes
  • Shelving collections or preparing them for transfer to the Harvard Depository

Requirements:

  • Completion of graduate-level introductory archives course (Simmons LIS 438 or equivalent)
  • Proven attention to detail
  • Ability to lift boxes up to 40 pounds on a regular basis
  • Ability to effectively communicate and work with many members of a large department

Hours:

  • Up to 35 hours/week (Summer 2018) and then 15 hours/week: September and forward
  • Monday-Friday, between 9am and 5pm

Salary: $14.00/hour

About the Schlesinger: The Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, located just outside of Harvard Square, is one of the world's premier repositories of materials documenting the lives and work of American women. For more information, go to: http://radcliffe.harvard.edu/schlesinger-library. 

To apply: Please submit resume, cover letter, and 3 references to Johanna Carll at jcarll@radcliffe.harvard.edu by July 3, 2018.

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Administrator, Bedford Historical Society, Inc., Bedford, MA

The Bedford Historical Society (founded 1893) is a community organization dedicated to preserving and protecting the rich history of Bedford, Massachusetts. We are seeking a detail-oriented person for a part-time (up to 20 hours/week) position in our Archives office. The Society Administrator works under the Board of Directors and Officers and is responsible for all office administration, membership management, correspondence and collections management. The candidate should be a self-starter with excellent oral and written communications skills and should also be comfortable with social media, and website administration.

Experience with museum management software (PastPerfect) is preferred. Individuals with an active interest in history, education, historic preservation, art history, and/or museum studies are strongly encouraged to apply.

Our Society has begun the process of securing new museum space and we look forward to strengthening our ties to the community and increasing access to our collections for researchers, students, and educators.

The position is year-round, and salary is commensurate with experience.

Please send a letter of interest and resume to: Search Committee at info@bedfordmahistory.org or The Bedford Historical Society, 2 Mudge Way, Bedford, MA 01730

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time

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Library Director, Sidney Memorial Public Library, Sidney, NY

Library Director

Sidney Memorial Public Library

The Sidney Memorial Public Library, Sidney, New York, seeks an energetic and enthusiastic candidate for the position of Library Director. As a community that values education, we benefit from secure funding as a School District Public Library. The successful applicant must be able to provide management and leadership for the main library in Sidney and two branch facilities. The main building is a modern facility located in the Village of Sidney.

 

Anticipated start date: October 15, 2018.

 

Highlights of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Develops and recommends an annual budget and administers expenditures of funds within budget constraints
  • Recommends policies and advises the Board on operational, fiscal, staffing and facilities matters
  • Assures that the materials selected and the services provided meet the needs of the patrons and represent a judicious expenditure of funds
  • Determines staffing requirements and hires personnel; assigns duties, defines staff responsibilities, establishes lines of authority and delegates work to library staff
  • Assures that the physical facilities, grounds and equipment are properly maintained, updated and safe for use
  • Envisions and interprets community needs, developing new programs and services for all segments of the community
  • Represents the library in the community and governmental, organizational and professional affairs and activities

 

Qualifications: Possession of a Master's degree from an ALA accredited library school. The ideal candidate must also possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills. A minimum of three years of professional experience is desired. 

 

Compensation: Salary range is $58,000-$62,000 commensurate with experience, and a competitive benefits package is included.

 

To apply: Submit a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information of three professional references to: David J. Dewey, Sidney Memorial Public Library, 8 River Street, Sidney, New York 13838 or by email to si.jobs@4cls.org.

Applications will be accepted through July 15th 2018.

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Team Lead, Digital Scholarship, Tisch Library, Tufts University, Medford/Somerville, MA

Tisch Library supports Tufts' School of Arts & Sciences and the School of Engineering, providing services and resources to assist members of the Tufts community in their teaching, learning, and research. Tisch Library provides collections, expertise, and technology-rich environments to support the creation and dissemination of scholarship. The Scholarly Communications & Collections department of Tisch Library supports the mission of the university by engaging with the long history of scholarly communication from rare books to research data, and by recognizing how different formats, different modes of communicating information, and different disciplinary practices impact the transfer and development of knowledge over time. The Digital Design Studio (DDS) provides facilities and support to students, faculty, and staff working with digital media, recordings, and equipment.

 
Reporting to the Head of Scholarly Communications & Collections, the Digital Scholarship Team Lead leads the library's efforts in coordinating Tisch Library's digital scholarship services for students, faculty, and staff in the School of Arts & Sciences and the School of Engineering. The position is responsible for conducting ongoing needs assessment and engagement with the community to develop and maintain a robust and integrated set of programs and activities that strengthen the library's role in supporting digital scholarship, digital literacy, digital pedagogy, and the use of multimedia in teaching, learning and scholarship. The Team Lead supervises the Digital Design Studio staff, promoting collegiality, providing mentorship, and fostering a responsive and user-oriented team. This position will provide liaison services for at least one academic department and play a key role in supporting departmental strategic initiatives, including pedagogy, user experience, and assessment.

 

Qualifications

 Basic Requirements:

• Master's degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program, or equivalent.
• Minimum two years of experience engaging with digital scholarship - e.g. digital pedagogy, data visualization, digital humanities.
• Experience working in an academic library.
• Demonstrated leadership ability. 
• Knowledge and understanding of best practices, current issues, and trends in digital scholarship.
• Experience with project management, including planning, communication, and assessment.
• Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
• Ability to thrive in a collaborative environment as well as take initiative on independent projects.

• Ability to work effectively with a culturally diverse community.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Supervisory experience.
• Experience teaching in an academic library or higher education setting.
• Experience with strategic planning.
• Experience with data visualization.
• Experience with graphic design, video editing, web development, or educational media software.

 

An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.


Equal Opportunity Employer - minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.

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Access Services Assistant, Emmanuel d'Alzon Library, Assumption College, Worcester, MA

POSITION TITLE:  Access Services Assistant (part-time)

 

DEPARTMENT:  Emmanuel d'Alzon Library, Assumption College, Worcester, MA

 

REPORTS DIRECTLY TO: Head of Access Services

 

SUMMARY: Supports the work of the Access Services Department by supervising student employees and assisting library users, maintaining a positive public service environment. This position is 20 hours per week, Tuesday through Saturday, during the academic year, including some holidays. Summer schedule may vary.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Supervises student assistants including providing initial and ongoing training, and assigning and monitoring work. Assists with student hiring and scheduling. Models and encourages a strong public service approach to the work.
  2. Responsibilities include closing the building on Fridays and opening on Saturdays. Works to cover extended hours during final exams and holiday hours.
  3. Supervises routine collection maintenance activities such as shelving books, shelf-reading, procedures for missing and lost books, and identifying items that need repair.
  4. Participates with Research Services projects and activities as assigned.

 

PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: 

  1. Must be willing to contribute actively to the mission of the College as well as show respect for the Catholic and Assumptionist identity of Assumption College.
  2. Completion of some college level coursework or 1-3 years library experience preferred.
  3. Supervisory experience preferred.

 

For the complete listing and to apply, please see our website. Applications submitted by July 15th will be given preference.

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Library Technology Operations Assistant, Watertown Free Public Library, Watertown, MA

The Watertown Free Public Library is seeking a Library Technology Operations Assistant to help maintain technology for our busy library which sees over 32,000 visitors each month. The LTOA, under the supervision of the Library Director, is responsible for basic troubleshooting, administrative, and preventative maintenance tasks to ensure that library users and staff have reliable access to technology. Tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Troubleshooting basic issues using a ticketing system 
  • Performing routine tasks such as swapping out peripherals, changing toner, organizing and monitoring supply inventory 
  • Resetting wireless modem 
  • Basic updates to computers and other devices 
  • Training and assisting users with AV equipment 
  • Creating user guides and documentation
  • Assisting with 1:1 tech help for library patrons

In addition to possessing the minimum qualifications (see job description), this job is for you if: 

  • You are a creative problem solver and get satisfaction from the process of figuring things out 
  • You like technology 
  • You have a developed personal organization system 
  • You have high standards for customer service 
  • You like what public libraries do and want to be a part of a mission based organization 
  • You have interest in understanding the operations of a public library

The ideal candidate is a student or technologically-minded person that can work 15-19 hours a week. A typical shift will be 4-6 hours, scheduling is flexible. This temporary, non-benefited position may include occasional evening or weekend shifts. The hourly wage is $20.00.

Interested candidates should email cover letter, resume, and list of 3 references to Caitlin Browne, Assistant Director, at cbrowne@watertown-ma.gov. Position is open until filled. We are in search of two candidates: one to start ASAP and another to start in early fall.

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Access Services Librarian, Cabot and Lamont Libraries, Harvard, Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Librarian is currently seeking candidates for the position of Access Services Librarian. Reporting to the Associate Director of Access Services, this position provides administrative direction and forward-thinking operational leadership for staffing, customer service, workflow, and daily operations within Access Services at the Lamont and Cabot Libraries, two of Harvard's most popular on-campus locations for undergraduates. The position also manages and participates in hiring, training, supervising, coaching, and evaluating the work of seven FTE staff, as well as several student employees. Additionally, this position is responsible for developing and maintaining collaborative partnerships with other library departments and staff to facilitate access and support the scholarship of library patrons through the use of digital resources and print collections, as well as instructional and informational technologies. This position partners with colleagues in Research, Teaching, and Learning and other stakeholders to develop and deliver information services that support research, instruction, and lifelong learning skills. Though assigned workdays are Tuesday through Saturday, the schedule may vary based on departmental needs. Work is performed with a high degree of judgment and latitude.

 

To review the complete position description and to apply, see here.

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Call for Papers: MTSR 2018

SPECIAL TRACK on METADATA & SEMANTICS for CULTURAL COLLECTIONS & APPLICATIONS

Part of the 12th International Conference on Metadata and Semantics Research (MTSR 2018), October 23 - 26 2018, Limassol, Cyprus.

NEW Submission deadline: JULY 1st, 2018

Proceedings will be published in Springer CCIS series

AIM AND SCOPE
Cultural Heritage collections are essential knowledge infrastructures that provide a solid  representation of the historical background of human communities. These knowledge infrastructures  are constructed from and integrate cultural information derived from diverse memory institutions,  mainly libraries, archives and museums. Each individual community has spent a lot of effort in order to develop, support and promote its own  systems, tools and metadata for the management of  cultural information, mainly related to its particular resources and use.

In this framework, the management of the cultural information has to deal with challenges related  to (i) metadata modeling, specification, standardization, extraction, (semantic) enrichment, mapping, integration, effective use, and evaluation, (ii) knowledge representation as conceptualization to provide the context for unambiguously interpreting metadata, and (iii) information integration from different contexts for the provision of integrated access, reuse and advanced services to users.

At the same time, there are also inter-domain efforts targeted to semantically align data (research data, educational data, public sector information etc.) to cultural information. New challenges are also emerged from the need to incorporate cultural information into the new publication paradigms, where a variety of resources (data, metadata, processes, results, etc) are linked and integrated, providing better shareability and reusability. Currently, Linked (Open) Data, as part of the Semantic Web Technology, is having a major role in modernizing cultural heritage collections. Providing to users  the possibility to re-use and integrate data into their own systems is currently more than a need, given that transparency and access to information is a prerequisite. A critical factor to the effectiveness of many aspects of all the above efforts is the quality of metadata, as interpreted by its context and  use and evaluated by the proper measures and methods. Many institutions and aggregate infrastructures  are dealing with the poor quality of metadata that inevitably results in poor integration, search and reuse, while their enrichment, in terms of  contextualization, co-referencing, alignment, etc, is really 
challenging.

The aim of this Special Track is to maintain a dialogue where researchers and practitioners working on all the aspects of the cultural information will come together and exchange ideas about open issues  at all stages of the cultural heritage information life cycle. The track also welcomes works related  to semantics and applications for new approaches to cultural information publication and sharing, as well  as to interlinking to other datasets published in the Semantic Web universe.


TOPICS
The papers in this special track should be original and of high quality, addressing issues in areas such as:

  • Cultural Heritage metadata models, standards, ontologies, knowledge organization and representation systems
  • Cultural Heritage information integration, interoperability and mappings
  • Automated extraction of metadata, entities, and patterns from Cultural Heritage resources
  • Metadata manual or automated (Semantic) enrichment and search
  • Metadata quality metrics, tools and services
  • Linked Open Data approaches in the Cultural Heritage domain
  • Publication, linking and citation of Cultural Heritage information and resources
  • Large volume content management
  • 3D models-indexing, storage and retrieval approaches
  • Infrastructures for sharing content
  • Digital Curation workflows and models
  • Provenance and preservation metadata for Cultural Heritage digital resources

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

  • Authors can submit either full papers (12 pages) or short papers (6 pages).
  • Submitted papers have to follow the LNCS proceedings formatting style and guidelines.
  • The submitted papers will undergo the same peer review as the submissions for MTSR 2018 and accepted  contributions will be published in the MTSR 2018 proceedings (Springer CCIS series).
  • Authors of  accepted papers will be asked to register to the Conference and present their work.
  • Authors of the best papers will be invited to submit extended and revised versions of their papers  for possible publication in selected international journals, including the International Journal of  Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies (Inderscience), and Program (Emerald).

More information on submission can be found at the MTSR 2018 call for papers web page.


IMPORTANT DATES
JULY 1st, 2018: Submission deadline
July 27th, 2018: Notification of Acceptance/rejection 
August 24th, 2018: Camera-ready papers due
October 23rd - October 26th, 2018: Conference at Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol, Cyprus

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Information Associate, Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA

Description

Reporting to the Director of Content Management within the Investment Information Services (IIS) group, the Research Services Information Associate's primary responsibility is to support Asset Management investment professionals and their use of internal and external research services. This includes working with several proprietary databases including the Fidelity Research Voting platform, Fidelity research publishing system and IIS Investment Research Library catalog. Research Voting is a quarterly process by which Investment Professionals vote points based on their assessment of the value of services received from external research providers. The Investment Research Library is a collection of industry and reference materials for use by research librarians and investment professionals as part of the research process. 

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Partner with the publishing analyst to manage multiple, daily end-to-end publishing cycles and ensure each publication meets deadline
  • Maintain high level quality control of internal research publications using proprietary systems
  • Assess urgency of publishing issues; use sound judgment when escalating issues to support teams
  • Gather Investment Professional feedback on all contractual research services by conducting surveys and entitlement reviews for renewals
  • Partner with IIS colleagues on Vendor Relations and Vendor Administration for change management tickets for research services
  • Issue and track spend approvals as part of the research service spend notification process
  • Participate in enhancement discussions for internal systems and external vendor products
  • Assist with the day to day functions of the physical Investment Research Library collection including cataloging, circulation and serial check ins

Qualifications

Experience and Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in related field required
  • MLS or progress towards MLS preferred
  • Familiarization with financial industry a plus

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Possess strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Have attention to detail and accuracy
  • Possess the ability to prioritize and work on multiple tasks concurrently under strict time constraints
  • Effectively work with diverse personalities in a dynamic environment across all levels of staff and management
  • Knowledge of investment research process

To apply, please send your resume to Nichole Ogilvie at Nichole.ogilvie@fmr.com.

 

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Solutions Architect, ProQuest, Newton, MA

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ProQuest - Who we are...
The ProQuest Mission: Better research. Better learning, Better insights. ProQuest enables people to change their world. ProQuest supports the efforts of students and researchers across the globe. Providing important research tools and curating treasure troves of content has helped ProQuest to become an industry leader in the Information Services market.
 
Ex Libris Group, a ProQuest Company, is a leading provider of library automation solutions to university, college, and research libraries worldwide.  We offer the only comprehensive product suite for the discovery, management, and distribution of all materials--print, electronic and digital.  
 
What will I be doing?
Being a Solutions Architect at Ex Libris is fun and rewarding. You will have the chance to architect and customize digital solutions for Academic Research Libraries across the country. Providing SME level support, you will demonstrate the benefits and capabilities of popular, market leading software solutions. The function of this position is all about finding the best way to help the client. 
 
If you love libraries and research and have a passion for helping these institutions be successful, keep reading!
 
In this position, you will also...
  • Provide meetings with potential clients to determine functional and some technical and ensuring that all necessary information is collated prior to producing a solution.
  • Providing consultation to Account Managers and prospective clients by telephone, email, in-person or webinar.
  • Providing effective product and technology demonstrations to audiences of varied technical abilities.
  • Providing technical solutions in a professional manner and ensures solutions fit within the customers' requirements.
  • Interfaces with the Professional Services team, articulating customer requirements, to ensure a smooth transition from Sale to Delivery.
  • Attends customer user group meetings, sales meetings and occasional industry conferences.
  • Assists with RFP responses.
 
Three Reasons you should apply...
  1. You're ready for a new adventure, broadening your experience and diversifying your skill set.
  2. A change of pace with non-traditional hours sounds exciting.
  3. You want to travel and learn about what librarians do around the country in various library roles.
 
This job may not be a fit if...
  1. You prefer to be at home and not traveling.
  2. Delivering presentations in front of sizable groups of professionals sounds intimidating or unpleasant.
  3. You do not enjoy sales engineering  
 
Qualified Candidates must have...
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 3-5 years of experience working with a library integrated system or a library service platform.
  • Presentation experience, with strong skillset in planning and leading online and in-person presentations.
  • Knowledge of current and evolving library practices and trends.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with ability to professionally interact with a diverse blend of personalities to reach resolution and maintain strong relationships.
 
It would be awesome if you also had...
  • Master's degree in Library and Information Science is highly desirable.
  • Professional experience working in a library setting; ILS experience.
  • Previous experience working with Alma.
 
Other important information about this position:
  • This position is based at the Ex Libris office in Des Plaines, IL or other U.S. Field Office.
  • Frequent travel is required, up to 50%.
  • This position requires weekday (Monday - Friday) attendance with some scheduling flexibility available around core working hours.
  • Every position requires certain physical capabilities. ProQuest seeks to make reasonable accommodations that enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential duties when possible.
  
More to love about becoming a PQ employee!
  • We offer professional development opportunities with a significant focus on learning
  • We hold fun on-site events
  • Our employee population is smart and highly collaborative
  • We have a relaxed dress code... yes, that means blue jeans (and not just on Fridays!)
  • All of our employees have access to ProQuest research products including e-books, genealogy and academic journals
 
At ProQuest, we work hard and have fun doing it. If you take pride in providing customer demonstrations and working with technical products, please consider joining our talented team!
 
EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled

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Multiple Positions, Newton Public Schools, Newton, MA

There are two openings for a library teacher. 

Newton Public Schools is seeking a library teacher for the 2018-2019 school year (9/1/18-6/30/18). The library teacher will be responsible for instruction and school library management at two schools (.5 in each school). Interested candidates should apply via Newton Public School website (Human Resources -Employment)

https://www.newton.k12.ma.us/domain/62

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Appropriate DESE licensure required
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Computer experience

 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Current Library Media Certification or enrollment in a program for MA Department of Education Certification as K-12 Library Teacher
  • Familiarity with the organization and administration of a school library program
  • Ability to analyze existing library collection and develop purchasing plan based on current children's literature publishing trends
  • Content knowledge & ability to evaluate and select digital tools & applications to use within the library setting with and by students in compliance with CIPA and COPPA guidelines
  • Prior experience in libraries and elementary schools preferred but not required

Essential Job Duties:

  • Develops inquiry lessons that engage students in thinking critically and in applying information literacy skills
  • Instructs students in developing basic and advanced searching skills within the online catalog and elementary databases in a manner developmentally appropriate to grade level
  • Designs & deliver instruction that is developmentally appropriate for the academic, social, emotional and cultural abilities of all students
  • Makes outreach to teaching staff to align library instruction with classroom curriculum building research skills
  • Uses knowledge of children's literature to promote a love of reading and lifelong learning
  • Ability to administer a school library including managing an online circulation system (Destiny) and maintaining the school library website

While performing the duties of this job the teacher is frequently required to kneel, stoop, bend, and crouch. The teacher is periodically required to stand; while talking and listening. The teacher is occasionally required to sit; walk; lift; or carry. 

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Cataloging Bibliographer, GOBI, Contoocook, NH

Cataloging Bibliographer

Mission

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 shelf listing 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 OCLCs 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

Required Qualifications

  • 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.

Cultural Competencies

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

 Anyone interested should apply at www.ybp.com.

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Call for Papers: Information and Learning Science

Here comes a new journal entitled Information and Learning Science.
 
The journal's interdisciplinary approach is being advanced due to strong recognition of the conceptual, empirical and socio-technical intersections present across these domains, signaled by a number of special volumes and conference workshops and events in the last 5+ years in both fields.
 
Submission guidelines can be found here.

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Head of Conservation and Preservation, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Head of Conservation and Preservation

Assistant University Librarian or Associate University Librarian

 

The George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, seek a collaborative, innovative, and user-oriented librarian to serve as the Head of its Conservation and Preservation Unit. As a member of the Libraries' management team, the Head of Preservation and Conservation is responsible for providing leadership and direction for a library-wide, comprehensive preservation program, encompassing general, special, and shared collections to ensure immediate and long-term access to the wide variety of resources held in the Libraries.

 

Reporting to the Associate Dean of Discovery, Digital Services, and Shared Collections, the Head of Conservation and Preservation is a year-round (12 month) tenure track library faculty position that provides leadership, strategic vision and direction for policies and procedures; establishes plans, goals, and objectives to lead department personnel, , including three full-time staff and two to three part-time employees. The Head provides instruction for librarians, curators, archivists, staff and students in techniques to safeguard collection materials and develops proactive preservation policies and procedures. The Head assesses the current collection conditions, housing and storage options, and access and use policies to leverage a risk management approach to improving the long-term preservation while ensuring access to the collections. The Head collaborates with and advises librarians, curators, archivists, and staff in the full lifecycle of collections, from acquisition and appraisal to deaccessioning to identify preservation issues.

 

The Libraries encourage broad participation in reaching management and operational decisions and consequently the Head of Conservation and Preservation serves on various committees and teams. The Head of Conservation and Preservation is expected to pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities. To support all students and faculty and to foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Head is expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives in professional, service and scholarly activities.

 

The search will remain open until July 26, 2018 - review of applications will begin July 2, 2018. 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.

 

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

 

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

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Scholarly Communications Librarian, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Scholarly Communications Librarian

Associate University Librarian

 

The Scholarly Communications Librarian is a year-round (12 month) tenure track library faculty position responsible for providing leadership for the Smathers Libraries' services in support of students and faculty seeking guidance on copyright and intellectual property, as well as outreach and training efforts to build a scholarly communications program in support of Open Access (OA), Open Data activities, and OA publishing at UF. This role includes educating the university community about OA resources and services at UF, scholarly publication modes, and copyright and intellectual property issues and their impact on scholarly inquiry and instruction. The Scholarly Communication Librarian will form strong collaborations with library liaisons and other library units as well as provide training and consultant services to strengthen and broaden copyright and intellectual property competencies within the George A. Smathers Libraries. As part of a dynamic and collaborative team, the Scholarly Communications Librarian will provide training, outreach, and services, building on the strong library-campus collaborations to date and work of the library-led Academic Research Consulting Services (ARCS, http://arcs.uflib.ufl.edu/).   

 

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

 

The search will remain open until July 25, 2018 - applicants will be reviewed as received. 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.

 

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

 

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

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Teen Services Librarian, Bridgeport Public Library, Bridgeport, CT

The Bridgeport Public Library introduces a great opportunity for a full-time Teen Services Librarian to work at our Main Burroughs-Saden Library. 

Librarian I, Full Time (40 hrs. per week) - The Bridgeport Public Library in Bridgeport, CT is seeking a TEEN Librarian to provide library services and programming for young adults. Successful candidate is energetic, creative, team-oriented, and knowledgeable with respect to young adult literature, familiar with computers, gaming, online databases and has experience working with young adults (ages 12-19). Good oral and written communication skills. Duties include, but are not limited to creating library programs; instructing teens and caregivers in information gathering, research skills and digital literacy skills; Teen librarian will conduct regular community needs assessments in order to create tailored services and programs for young adult population. Candidates must be available to work nights and weekends, have a driver's license and be able to bend and lift at least 25 pounds. The ability to speak additional languages (especially Spanish) is highly desirable.    

EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program required.
  • One or more years of professional experience in a library setting preferred. 
  • Summary of Benefits: Health, limited Dental & Vision, Life Insurance, 12 paid holidays, up to 4 weeks vacation, 3 Personal and 10 sick days per fiscal year, optional Deferred Compensation Plan, and a City Credit Union. This position is a member of the Bridgeport City Supervisors Association (Union) after successful completion of a 6 month probationary period.

Starting Salary $58,603.  

To apply: Please send resume, cover letter and professional references to Assistant City Librarian John Soltis: jsoltis@bridgeportpubliclibrary.org by 5:00 pm Friday, June 29, 2018. 

 

The Bridgeport Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of the workforce.  EOE/AA

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Multiple Positions, Hopkinton Public Library, Hopkinton, MA

The Town of Hopkinton seeks energetic and enthusiastic individuals with a love of reading for the following positions for its newly renovated Public Library.

 

Substitute Junior Library Assistants, Per Diem

Substitute Reference LibrariansPer Diem

 

Hours for both positions vary below and these positions require working weekends on a rotational basis.

 

General Hours for both positions

(Hours are as needed to cover shifts; no regularly scheduled hours except weekend rotations)

In between 9 am to 8 pm, Weekdays

In between 9 am to 4 pm, Saturdays

New Hours to be determined for Sundays

 

JUNIOR LIBRARY ASSISTANT

The Library Assistant performs all tasks related to the daily operations of the Library and the circulation desk; assists in opening and closing of the Library; retrieves and checks in all materials from the drop box in the Library; collects overdue and lost item fines; handles on-line museum pass reservation requests; provides assistance to patrons locating materials, resolves patron account related issues and answers phone inquiries.

 

Qualifications

  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to handle details with accuracy for data entry; multi-task in a busy environment; work independently as well as be a team player; respond to phone and e-mail inquiries; handle office equipment such as a copier and fax machine.
  • Comfortable with the Internet and with assisting patrons to use the electronic catalog and the Library website.
  • Proficiency in using Google products and other Library applications.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • High School diploma.
  • 1 years experience at a circulation desk.
  • Working knowledge of library operation and services. Experience using an automated library system and general functions of a computer.

 

Hiring Pay Range: $11.00 - $14.00 hourly, depending on qualifications.

 

 

REFERENCE LIBRARIAN

Under the direction of the Library Director, this position will be a substitute librarian to cover the reference desk as needed.

 

Qualifications:

  • Equivalent to Masters in Library and Information Science (MLS) from an ALA accredited program or students close to completion of MLS. 
  • Excellent customer service skills and ability to communicate and work effectively with other staff and library patrons of all ages.
  • Comfortable helping library users with the Internet, electronic library resources, computers, and other technology.
  • Experience working in a team environment.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • One or more years of reference desk experience in a public library.
  • Experience in using an automated library system.

 

Pay Rate: $21.81 - $26.25 per hour, depending on qualifications.

 

 

Internal/External Applicants: To be considered for these position, please submit the required Application for Employment (attached) to hr@hopkintonma.gov no later than 12 noon, Friday, June 29, 2018. You may also include a cover letter and resume, however the Application for Employment is required. While the preferred method of application is through e-mail or online, applications will also be accepted via walk-in at: Temporary Town Hall, Human Resources Department, 80 South Street or by mail at: Town of Hopkinton, 18 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748. The Town of Hopkinton is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity.

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Outreach Program Assistant, Special Collections, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA

Outreach Program Assistant

Baker Library Special Collections

15-17 hours per week

Available immediately

Salary: $18.00/hr

 

Overview: 

The Baker Library Special Collections Outreach Program highlights the extensive and unique collections of the Library. The program is multi-faceted and includes the development and production of physical exhibitions, websites and multi-media productions.

The collections of Baker Library Special Collections focus on the development of business and industry.  Spanning eight centuries, the collections begin in the late 1300s to the present day and include account ledgers, rare books, broadsides, corporate archives, photographs, films, electronic records, and company annual reports. The extensive holdings of the Harvard Business School Archives include the records of the School from its founding in 1908 to the present day. These rich and varied collections support research in a remarkably diverse range of fields such as business, economic, social and cultural history as well as the history of science and technology.

Baker Library Special Collections seeks an enthusiastic and responsible individual who can provide support for the administrative and research activities of the Outreach Program.

 

Available immediately, this is a 15-17 hour per week position. Hours must be completed between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Preference will be given to applicants who can work multiple days during the week.

 

Specific Duties:

Provides general administrative support, including but not limited to documenting material and scans used in exhibitions, websites and other outreach projects, recording copyright/credit information, and providing assistance with preparing scanning orders. Responsible for recording Outreach team meeting minutes and action items and managing and tracking exhibition and product publicity. Supports the research and editing needs of exhibitions and web products. Also assists with HBS Archives oral history projects, including managing transcripts, permissions and other tasks; assists the HBS Archivist with research projects. Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Requirements: 

B.A./B.S. in History or related subject is preferred. Excellent communication and organizational skills; strong attention to detail; ability to multi-task and to complete tasks in a timely manner. Knowledge of MS Office applications and experience with database and Web searching required. Previous experience with Photoshop is desirable. Sensitivity to proper care and handling of special collections materials required. Research experience is desirable.

 

Send letter of interest and resume to:

Melissa Murphy

Baker Library Special Collections

Baker Library | Bloomberg Center

Harvard Business School

Soldiers Field

Boston, MA 02163

mmurphy@hbs.edu

 

No phone calls please

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

Research Librarian - (180290)

Description

 

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) seeks a Research Librarian to provide reference/research services to the residential campus in Daytona Beach and to our distance learning programs, as well as perform auxiliary support functions necessary to meet the teaching, learning and research needs of our students, faculty and staff. Duties include staffing service points to provide comprehensive research support, developing user aids (LibGuides), developing and teaching library instruction sessions and participating in team and special projects. No aviation background required.  This position reports to the Associate Director of Research/Worldwide Library Services. 

 

Hunt Library, located at the Daytona Beach campus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, provides library services to 6,000 residential students at this campus as well as to over 10,000 distance learning students through Embry-Riddle Worldwide.  A leader in the provision of higher education in the fields of aviation and aerospace, ERAU offers regionally accredited bachelors' and masters' degrees as well as several doctoral programs, one of which (Aviation Science) is the first of its kind in the world.  For more information on ERAU, see http://www.erau.edu/about/index.html.  For more information on the Hunt Library, go to http://huntlibrary.erau.edu/about/. Information on the new library facility in progress is available at https://studentunion.erau.edu/.

 

Qualifications

 

Required Qualifications: 

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

 

Preferred Qualifications:  

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

 

Please reference position #180290 and apply online at http://eraucareers.erau.edu. Please upload a cover letter, resume, and three professional references (including email addresses). A review of applications will begin on July 2, 2018, and continue until an appropriate candidate is selected. 

 

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, handicap, veteran status, or sexual orientation. 

 

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Library Building Specialist, Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, Boston, MA

Library Building Specialist

 

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners is looking for an experienced library professional to join our team as a Library Building Specialist.  

 

This position reports to the Library Building Consultant and is responsible for providing public library building consulting and technical assistance related to library design throughout Massachusetts. The Library Building Specialist assists library staff, trustees, building committee members, and local officials to assess the need for new or renovated facilities, and works closely with these public libraries during the planning and design phases of projects.

 

We're looking for someone who has experience with public library construction, knowledge of library design trends, is detail oriented, and can communicate effectively.

 

Qualifications:

  • A Master's degree in library science from an American Library Association accredited graduate library program.
  • At least four years of full-time or equivalent part-time professional experience in a public library.

 

Substitutions:

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited program with at least three years' experience working in library design/construction may be substituted for the Master's degree in library science.
  • Experience working in library design/construction may be substituted for two years of the required experience on the basis of two years for one year of experience.

 

Preferred Entrance Requirements:

  • Management experience including direct experience with one or more public library building projects, physical design and layout of libraries, development of library building programs and general library planning
  • Experience with grant administration

 

A valid driver's license is required for this position.

 

Salary Range: $62,228.66 - $84,575.66

 

To see a full position description, visit the ad at:

https://massanf.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=180003YM&tz=GMT-04%3A00

 

Please note: application (including resume and cover letter) must be submitted via MassCareers at the above link.

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Call for Proposals: NEMLA Joint Conference

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The New England (NEMLA) and New York State/Ontario Chapters (NYSO) of the Music Library Association, together with the Québec Chapter of the Canadian Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres (SQACBM), are now accepting panel, poster, and presentation proposals for our fall meeting at McGill University, Montreal, Quebec on November 8 and 9, 2018. We are pleased to announce that the MLA Board of Directors will also be joining us for this international conference. Please be advised that attendees from the U.S. will need a passport to attend.

 

We welcome submissions explaining and raising awareness of your recent projects, research, innovations, discoveries, etc., relating to music and to the profession of music librarianship -- anything that you think would benefit Chapter members and their constituencies.

 

Presentations should be 35 minutes in length (including questions period). Please indicate if additional time is requested, subject to approval. Proposals must include:

  • Name(s) and affiliation(s) of presenters/panelists
  • Presentation language (English or French)
  • Contact information (e-mail and telephone number)
  • Title of presentation/panel
  • An abstract of 100-200 words
  • Any additional equipment required beyond a computer, Internet access, projector, and speakers

 

Please send proposals via e-mail to any member of the program committee, using the subject line: "Joint Conference Fall 2018 Proposal."

 

The proposal deadline is Wednesday, August 1, 2018. Accepted presenters will be notified of their status by August 15, 2018.

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Digital Solutions Coordinator, WilmerHale, Boston, MA

Digital Solutions Coordinator

Job Description

Digital Solutions Coordinator supports the Lead Digital Solutions Librarian in the planning, implementation, maintenance, expansion and communication of digital library and electronic services, collections and content. This position assists with the management, maintenance and administration of the Integrated Library System, Innovative Sierra. Responsible for cataloging of all materials. Assists with the management and oversight of the library technologies and digital subscription services.

 PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assists supervisor with the coordination with other library staff and practice managers in assessing the introduction and maintenance of electronic resources and making recommendations to the Director.
  • Maintain integrity of ILS performing database maintenance tasks. Includes but is not limited to generating systems reports from the ILS to assist in catalog maintenance and budgeting
  • Assists with managing the firm's electronic information subscriptions, ensuring appropriate access and publication for attorneys and staff. Ensures appropriate authentication is enabled, including IP and password authentication, in compliance with associated licensing agreements. Assist with the implementation and launch of new digital resources, as well as upgrades to current resources
  • Electronic resource development: Assists supervisor with monitoring developments in electronic products, which may be appropriate substitutes for, or adjuncts to, print resources.
  • Assists in the maintenance of the Research area of the firm's intranet. Maintains associated links collections, web parts and widgets, and RSS feeds. Works with Research staff to determine appropriate content to meet the needs of our legal practices and administrative departments.
  • Maintain the day-to-day technical services tasks in the Boston office.
  • Oversee loose-leaf filing.
  • Assist with orientation for new staff members.
  • Contributes to the firm's Service Excellence initiative to consistently improve its image internally and externally. Displays professionalism, quality service and a "can do" attitude to internal members/departments of the firm as well as external clients and vendors via electronic and print correspondence, over the telephone and in-person.

Required Skills

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Expert knowledge of print legal and business research resources preferred.
  • Expert knowledge of electronic resources prevalent in law firm libraries preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills as necessary to communicate, negotiate, advise, persuade or resolve issues that are highly complex in nature required.
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills required.
  • Experience working with an Integrated Library Systems required.
  • Knowledge of Innovative Sierra preferred.
  • Superior level of accuracy, attention to detail, efficiency, and consistent follow-up on all assignments required.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and a deadline driven environment.
  • Knowledge of meta data, controlled vocabulary, AACR2 and MARC.
  • Thorough knowledge of contemporary bibliographic-maintenance standards and practice, including the Anglo-American cataloging rules, Library of Congress subject headings, OCLC/MARC records, and library automation.

 

Education:

  • BA/BS-accredited required.

Required Experience

  • Minimum 2 years' experience working in a technical services or digital services department of a Library required, law firm library preferred.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability

Job Location

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Position Type

Full-Time/Regular

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Research & Instruction Librarian, Randolph College, Lynchburg, VA

POSITION: Research and Instruction Librarian

LOCATION: Randolph College http://www.randolphcollege.edu/ is a private liberal arts college located in Lynchburg, Virginia. We provide a rigorous academic program that features small classes with top-ranked professors and hands-on, experiential learning.

DESCRIPTION: 
Lipscomb Library at Randolph College welcomes applications for the position of Research and Instruction Librarian, a full-time (12-month), non-tenured, ranked faculty position. Recent graduates are welcome to apply.

Reporting to the Director of the Library, the successful candidate for this position will primarily oversee instruction and research support services for the Lipscomb Library. Responsibilities will include:

  • Participating in and assessing the library's role in the College's First Year Common Experience program
  • Teaching a one-hour credit-bearing information literacy and research skills course during the Spring semester
  • Collaborating with faculty throughout the academic year to develop effective one-shot instruction sessions
  • Working with other College librarians to update/maintain the instructional guides and web presence for the library
  • Providing research assistance for members of the college community
  • Working occasional weekend hours as well as a potential regular evening shift
  • Other duties as needed

Required qualifications include:

  • Holding an MLIS, MLS, or the equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited program
  • Demonstrating a strong commitment to developing engaging library instruction sessions based on ACRL's Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education
  • Staying informed of best practices in library instruction methodologies
  • Working collaboratively with a team of librarians in the overall management of the library
  • Building strong relationships with members of the faculty to ensure the library is meeting the instructional needs of our campus community
  • A commitment to providing an inclusive library and classroom environment that welcomes and supports people of all identities, experiences, and backgrounds
  • Possessing excellent written and oral communication skills

 Preferred qualifications:

  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience working in instruction and research services in an academic library
  • Experience using library support products such as LibGuides, EBSCO Discovery Service, Moodle, Tipasa, RefWorks, and SirsiDynix Horizon/Enterprise
  • Familiarity with the Dewey Decimal Classification system
  • A commitment to ongoing professional development
  • A willingness to perform additional inter-departmental library tasks, as needed
  • Some knowledge of web design: HTML, CSS, etc.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to lift and move library materials weighing up to 25 pounds.

SALARY: Randolph offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience.

TO APPLY: Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates may apply by sending their curriculum vitae, cover letter, and three professional references to: Director of Human Resources, Randolph College, 2500 Rivermont Ave. Lynchburg, VA 24503 or by email (preferred method) employment@randolphcollege.edu.

Randolph College is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, political beliefs, or any other classification protected by applicable law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to hiring, promotion, termination, placement, transfer, layoff, recall, compensation, and training. 

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Library Assistant, Tisch Library, Tufts University, Medford, MA

Tisch Library supports Tufts University School of Arts & Sciences and the School of Engineering, providing services and resources to assist members of the Tufts community in their teaching, learning and research. Tisch Library provides collections, expertise, and technology-rich environments to support the creation and dissemination of scholarship. The Resource Management and Repository Services Department provides support for the creation, management, and preservation of scholarship. The department cultivates teamwork and collaborative relationships within and outside Tisch Library to provide high-quality resources and services for our users.

Reporting to the Digital Initiatives Librarian, the LAIII for cataloging and metadata services will be responsible for metadata creation and maintenance of digital content added to the institutional repository. He/She will also be responsible for original and complex copy cataloging of materials in multiple formats received in the library. The position is part of a collaborative team that implements policies and procedures to provide cataloging and metadata services at the University.
 

Qualifications

 Basic Requirements:

  • Associates degree and 3+ years of library experience.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office suite and library computer systems.
  • Knowledge of basic cataloging rules, concepts and ability to apply them to specific materials.
  • Familiarity with cataloging standards, OCLC input standards, LCSH, LC call numbers and MARC encoding.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, accuracy and attention to detail.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree strongly preferred.
  • Experience in library cataloging department.
  • Experience digitizing print material.
  • Experience with Ex Libris Alma integrated LMS, Dublin Core metadata element set, RDA cataloging standards and XML markup language.
  • Advanced organizational, planning and follow-through skills.
  • Ability to work on collaborative projects and initiatives.


An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.

Equal Opportunity Employer - minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.
 
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Library Supervisor, Sacramento Public Library, Sacramento, CA

A wonderful opportunity to work at Sacramento Public Library!

Library Supervisor III (Eligibility List)
Bilingual Preferred but not required
Non Exempt, Represented, Full- Time
$75,587-$101,317 per year (DOQ)

Apply by 5pm on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at https://www.calopps.org/sacramento-public-library/job-17253251

The Library Supervisor III is the most senior supervisory classification and oversees more complex library operations. This recruitment will be used to establish an eligibility list for current and future Library Supervisor III openings that occur within the next 12 months. We currently have one Library Supervisor III opening.

Basic Function:
Plans, organizes, and supervises the operations of a medium to large branch library, a Central library division, or a major system function, such as collection management; ensures that the library provides community-focused services through outreach and partnerships; provides supervision and leadership to unit or branch staff.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited college or university
  • Three (3) full-time years' experience as a professional librarian with two (2) of the years in a supervisory capacity
  • Experience providing programs to youth and fluency in a foreign language is desirable

Sacramento Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Communications Intern, Arts at MIT, Cambridge, MA

MIT invites you to apply as an intern and become a member of the Arts at MIT communications team in Summer 2018.

Are you studying communications or marketing? Do you love the arts and are you interested in helping spread the word about the dynamic arts initiatives and events happening at MIT? Then join us!

The Arts at MIT is looking for a part-time intern for 8-10 hours per week ($12/hour). Students from any accredited American college or university are encouraged to apply.

Students pursuing a degree in a communication or marketing related field preferred.   The intern will work closely with the Communications Manager on implementing communications strategies for the Arts at MIT.

Tasks include:

WEBSITE CONTENT MANAGEMENT

  • Prepare images for web, manage metadata and update media library
  • Apply style guidelines and formatting consistency
  • Implement Search Engine Optimization recommendations

GRAPHIC DESIGN

  • Update and prepare designs for print and digital outlets using existing templates

DIGITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT

  • Archive files using dropbox

OUTREACH

  • Assist in audience building for arts events at MIT and part of the Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST).
  • Participation in a weekly communications meeting Tuesdays at 11am required and occasional evening or weekend attendance may be requested for select events.

Required Qualifications:

  • Fluency in oral and written communication.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of the academic community in the Boston area.
  • Interest in contemporary classical music, world music, jazz, architecture, visual arts, film and media.
  • Knowledge of html, Mac computing environment and WordPress.

Send resume and cover letter by Friday, June 22 to:

Leah Talatinian, Communications Manager, Arts at MIT
leaht@mit.edu
No calls please

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Deputy Director of Libraries, Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge, MA

It is an exciting time to join the Cambridge Public Library as the Deputy Director! In addition to the stellar services, programs, and activities already offered, the CPL is embarking on an exciting new STEAM initiative that includes building a new maker space/innovation lab in the Main Library and a reinvention of how public commuting is done at the public library. The CPL will also soon be opening the newly renovated Valente Branch Library. This is an opportunity to make a huge impact on a beloved urban public library!

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Directs the public services functions of the Main Library and Branches

  • Manages the senior public services staff to evaluate and improve efficiency and effectiveness

  • Responds to patron complaints, patron suggestions, and problems with patron behavior

  • Manages problems with patron behavior; oversees implementation of library's progressive disciplinary process

  • Convenes regular meetings of department heads to ensure that areas of common concerns are addressed

  • Oversees major program initiatives in cooperation with branches and departments

  • Evaluates employee performance, recommends remedial assistance, disciplinary action, and merit or position upgrades

  • Interprets library and city policies for library staff

  • Develops and updates policies and procedures as required

  • Oversees collections, budgeting for collections, merchandizing and display of collections

  • Oversees ADA implementation to meet needs of patrons

  • Attends major library and community events

  • Represents the Director and/or library at meetings and conferences

  • Participates in library-wide planning and decision making as a member of the library management team

  • Any other duties required by the Director for the good of the Library

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

A master's degree from an accredited graduate school of library and information science; a minimum of seven years of successful professional work, at least five of which have been in a position of administrative responsibility; public library experience preferred.  In exceptional instances, specialized education, training, and/or experience may be substituted for part of the educational requirement.

A broad background in librarianship; comprehensive knowledge of the principles, practices, techniques and trends of library services; Understanding of the role of technology in supporting patron learning and library operations; Demonstrated organizational and managerial skills necessary to lead, manage, manage change and motivate staff; Ability to plan, organize and administer a department; Knowledge of human resources management principles and practices; Experience developing creative and innovative programs and services; Excellent problem-solving skills; Effective oral and written communication skills; Demonstrated commitment to community service; Desire and ability to serve the public with friendliness, tact, and diplomacy; Desire and ability to work in a large, urban public library that serves a wide diversity of people and promotes equity, diversity and inclusion; Proven leadership ability; Ability to set own priorities for work to be done, and to meet deadlines; Necessary attributes: maturity, tact, diplomacy, resourcefulness, creativity, initiative, adaptability, flexibility, dependability, ability to work well under pressure, ability to delegate work effectively.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Administers work typically sitting in an office and standing at a public service desk, with some walking, lifting and stair climbing. Requires ability to climb on stools to retrieve materials, to stoop, to kneel. Frequent sustained operation of computer equipment is required. Ability to listen, understand, interpret, and respond clearly to patron and staff requests and questions is critical. Regular contact is made with staff members, vendors, technicians, government officials and staff, and the general public. The job occurs primarily in the library buildings, with some activities scheduled outdoors and in the community.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Work is performed primarily in an indoor shared-office setting at the library. Normal office exposure to noise, stress and interruptions. May attend and participate offsite in continuing educational programs designed to keep abreast of changes.

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Metadata Librarian, University of Alabama Libraries, Tuscaloosa, AL

RESPONSIBILITIES: The University of Alabama Libraries is seeking two dynamic, highly motivated individuals for the position of Metadata Librarian. Reporting to the Coordinator of Metadata in the Resource Acquisition & Discovery department and working collaboratively in a metadata team with 5 librarians, and appropriate units in the Libraries, this position supports the discovery of and access to the Libraries resources through metadata creation, analysis and enrichment. This position will play a role in improving discovery for patrons. Specific duties include, but are not limited to: creating original metadata and complex metadata revision for the Libraries' digital collections, creating original metadata and complex metadata for special collections materials, performing original and copy cataloging of continuing resources and non-book materials such as sound recordings, and performing authority work, evaluating the effectiveness of catalog data and metadata for resource discovery, participating as a consultant to digital humanities projects with the Alabama Digital Humanities Center, and keeping abreast of current issues and trends in cataloging and metadata. Candidate must also possess the ability to deal with change, ambiguity, and complex problems in an academic setting. Responsibilities of the position evolve as the library environment continues to change.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Masters in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program.
  • Professional experience creating metadata records and performing authority control.
  • Knowledge of relevant foundational metadata and technologies including but not  limited to: RDA, LCSH, MARC21, MODS, MADS, METS, Dublin Core, TGN, XML, etc.
  • Experience using OCLC
  • Knowledge of research metadata schemas such as DataCite, ORCID, etc.
  • Knowledge of linked data models and emerging tools such as FRBR, FRAD, RDF, RDFa, and BIBFRAME, etc.
  • Knowledge of digital preservation models and schemas including but not limited to: PREMIS, MIX, etc.
  • Knowledge of discovery layer technology.
  • Knowledge of data mining and visualization.
  • Some experience with programming languages or scripting. Demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively with diverse constituencies.
  • Comfortable with ambiguity.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, including associated skills such as listening, negotiating, and adapting.
  • Ability to solve problems independently or collaboratively, using sound judgment in decision making.
  • Familiar with professional standards, best practices, and emerging technologies in libraries.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills. 
  • Ability to adapt quickly to new standards and technologies. 
  • Ability to meet the requirements for tenure and promotion.
  • Commitment to conduct research and scholarship consistent with a tenure track faculty appointment; commitment to engage in continuing professional development.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 1-2 years' experience in metadata creation in an academic library.
  • Knowledge of curation lifecycle models.
  • Experience using integrated library systems (Voyager preferred) and/or digital content management system(s) (DSpace preferred).
  • Experience in analyzing and manipulating XML and other data standards.
  • Data manipulation with MarcEdit, EXCEL, OpenRefine, Python, XSLT.
  • Knowledge of json.
  • Experience in batch loading of MARC records.
  • Knowledge of EBSCO Full Text Finder.

ENVIRONMENT: The University of Alabama, The Capstone University, is the State of Alabama's flagship public university and the senior comprehensive doctoral level institution in Alabama. UA enrolls over 37,000 students, is ranked in the top 50 public universities in the United States. UA has graduated 15 Rhodes Scholars, 15 Truman Scholars, has had 121 Fulbright Scholars, is one of the leading institutions for National Merit Scholars (150 in 2015), and has 5 Pulitzer Prize winners among its ranks. Under the new leadership of President Stuart Bell, UA has launched a strategic planning process that includes an aggressive research agenda and expansion of graduate education. The University of Alabama Libraries is essential in advancing the educational mission of the University. We provide innovative instruction, services, and resources to facilitate teaching, research, and learning. The University of Alabama Libraries is committed to be student-centered and research-focused in order to support discovery, learning, and creativity at The Capstone.

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

UA is located in Tuscaloosa, a metropolitan area of 200,000, with a vibrant economy, a moderate climate, and a reputation across the South as an innovative, progressive community with an excellent quality of life. Tuscaloosa provides easy access to mountains, several large cities, and the beautiful Gulf Coast.

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

SALARY/BENEFITS: 12 month tenure track OR non-tenure track, renewable faculty appointment at the Assistant Professor rank, depending on qualifications.  Salary is $50,000-$60,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience. Strong benefits including professional development support and tuition fee waiver.

TO APPLY: Applications are accepted online only at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu   

Click Search Positions. University Libraries in Organization drop down box. Please include your application, Curriculum Vitae, and names, addresses, phone numbers, and e- mail addresses of three references, including one current supervisor.

Positions open until filled. Applications received by July 6, 2018 are assured of receiving full consideration.

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

For questions regarding the search, contact Dr. Millie Jackson, Senior Associate Dean, at mljackson@ua.edu

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Digital Humanities Librarian, University of Alabama Libraries, Tuscaloosa, AL

The University of Alabama seeks an energetic and innovative librarian to continue our excellent support of digital humanities at The University of Alabama University Libraries. The successful candidate will serve as an ambassador within the University of Alabama faculty to promote the resources and community of the Alabama Digital Humanities Center (ADHC). 

A program of the University Libraries, the ADHC is a space and a community of over 90 faculty, staff, and students from American Studies, Art and Art History, Communication and Information Sciences, Continuing Studies, Criminal Justice, Education, English, Gender and Race Studies, History, the University Libraries, Honors, Modern Languages and Classics, Music, Religious Studies, and UA Press. http://www.lib.ua.edu/using-the-library/digital-humanities-center/

The facility is outfitted with a high-tech array of equipment, specialized software, presentation space, high-definition virtual conferencing capabilities, and group and individual workspace. The initiative has evolved through collaboration and represents a growing and dynamic community on campus. Housed in the Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library, a central gathering point on campus, the Center was built through generous support from the University Libraries, the Office of Information Technology, and a gift from Dr. & Mrs. Arthur Taylor.  Open now for eight years, the Center has hosted graduate digital humanities classes, numerous guest lectures, monthly brown-bag discussion gatherings, private project consultations, tool training workshops, project work, and community conversations. The ADHC has been engaged in scholarly and pedagogical projects from course-specific activities to international scope projects. The Center created and hosts an international DH conference called Digitorium http://apps.lib.ua.edu/blogs/digitorium/

The successful candidate will lead this creative and developmental endeavor. S/he will devote time to outreach activities promoting digital humanities and the mission of the ADHC; initiate, build, and nurture relationships within the University Libraries, campus, and external communities to develop and implement digital humanities services based on researcher needs, current standards, and best practices; facilitate project creation and development; provide skill development opportunities; employ project management; collaborate with technical (e.g., metadata, technology, and media) and content experts within and beyond the University Libraries; support library liaisons through workshops and awareness activities; apply proven and emerging technologies to humanistic inquiries; and serve as a resource for a variety of digital projects.

More specifically:

  • Provide direct support, advice, and project management for faculty to advance teaching, learning, and research.

  • Assist researchers at all levels through expert consultation, support, and training on DH tools and techniques, including but not limited to text analysis, text encoding, data mining, mapping, social network analysis, data visualization, virtual environments, digitization, metadata creation, preservation, and data management.

  • Apply best practices for sustainable development and maintenance of faculty and student projects.

  • Conduct regular environmental scans of campus departments in conjunction with subject liaisons to identify current and emerging scholarly projects and areas of interest for which tools and methodologies are appropriate and foster interdisciplinary collaboration.

  • Take an active role in the established community to help the ADHC maintain a responsive environment and to assess its impact.  

  • Promote the ADHC through timely web site content, social media, and events.

  • Stay abreast of and evaluate current and emerging digital tools and methodologies supporting arts and humanities scholars.

  • Engage directly with tools such as AntConc, ArcGIS, Audacity, Excel, Google Maps, ImageMagik, NVivo, Omeka, OpenRefine, oXygen, R, Shanti Interactive Suite, SketchUp, Tableau, TEI, TimelineJS, Voyant Tools, WordPress, XMLSpy, and other similar tools to support annotation, analysis, mark-up, presentation, and visualization.

  • Plan and host Digitorium.

  • Serve as a liaison to one or more disciplines offering library instruction.

  • Actively engage with the University Libraries assessment endeavors.

  • Supervise one technical specialist.

  • Job responsibilities change as the environment evolves.

  • Work in collaboration with others to complete the goals, objectives, and action items of the University Libraries Strategic Plan 2017-2020 https://www.lib.ua.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Strategic-Plan-11162016-FINAL.pdf

 The position reports to the Associate Dean for Research and Technology.

Required:

The following degree and experience combinations will be considered:

  •  Master's degree in Library & Information Sciences from an ALA accredited institution or completed CLIR Postdoc in digital humanities or digital scholarship.
  • PhD in history, social sciences, or a related discipline.

  • Experience working on digital scholarship/humanities projects of your own and other scholars.

  • Knowledge of digital scholarship/humanities centers and current and emerging trends in such centers.

  • Knowledge and experience with a broad variety of digital humanities methods and technologies.

  • Knowledge of reference/instructional services in an academic library setting and trends and services in academic libraries to support undergraduate and graduate education.

  • Knowledge of current and emerging trends in information literacy instruction and information technologies.

  • Ability to successfully initiate, track, and manage projects.

  • Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written, along with skills associated with listening, negotiating, compromising, and adapting.

  • Proven interpersonal skills evidenced by the ability to work cooperatively and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, faculty, staff, and students.

  • Ability, interest, and willingness to assume additional and/or new responsibilities, along with the ability to set and model high performance standards.

  • Ability to conceptualize, articulate, and implement short and long-range goals.

  • Ability to work independently and as a team member to solve problems, using sound judgment in decision-making according to an established timeframe.

  • Level of comfort with ambiguity.

  • Ability to support and enhance a diverse learning and working environment.

  • Commitment to conduct research and scholarship consistent with a faculty appointment; commitment to engage in continuing professional development.

  • Experience working in dynamic environments where new services are tested, evaluated, and adapted.

  • Friendly, approachable, public service attitude.

Preferred: 

  •  At least 2 years post-graduate degree experience in a research library.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with typical academic software used by students and faculty in the humanities.

  • University-level teaching experience.

  • Project management experience.

  • Knowledge of sound copyright practices.

  • Experience planning and hosting events.

ENVIRONMENT: The University of Alabama, The Capstone University, is the State of Alabama's flagship public university and the senior comprehensive doctoral level institution in Alabama. UA enrolls over 38,000 students. Ranked among the top 60 public universities in the nation in U.S. News and World Report's annual college rankings for more than a decade, UA ranked 51st among public universities in the 2018 rankings. University of Alabama students continue to win prestigious national awards. Fifty-one UA students have been named Goldwater Scholars, including four in 2017. The University of Alabama has produced a total of 15 Rhodes Scholars, 16 Truman Scholars, 32 Hollings Scholars and 11 Boren Scholars. The University of Alabama is a leader among public universities nationwide in the enrollment of National Merit Scholars with more than 500 currently enrolled. Under the leadership of President Stuart Bell, UA has launched a strategic planning process that includes an aggressive research agenda and expansion of graduate education. UA is located in Tuscaloosa, a metropolitan area of 200,000, with a vibrant economy, a moderate climate, and a reputation across the South as an innovative, progressive community with an excellent quality of life. Tuscaloosa provides easy access to mountains, several large cities, and the beautiful Gulf Coast.

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

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

SALARY/BENEFITS: 12-month tenure-track faculty appointment at the assistant professor rank, depending on qualifications. Salary is $52,000.08-$70,000.00 commensurate with qualifications and experience. Strong benefits including professional development support and tuition fee waiver.

TO APPLY: Applications are accepted online only at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu   

Click Search Positions. University Libraries in Organization drop down box. Please include your application, Curriculum Vitae, and names, addresses, phone numbers, and e- mail addresses of three references, including one current supervisor.

Position open until filled. Applications received by July 6, 2018 are assured of receiving full consideration.

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

For questions regarding the search, contact Dr. Millie Jackson, Senior Associate Dean, at mljackson@ua.edu

THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

NOTE: ONLY CANDIDATES THAT APPLY ON THE UA JOBSITE WILL BE CONSIDERED.

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Summer Intern, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA

The New England Historic Genealogical Society is offering an internship opportunity with $1000 stipend for summer 2018 (flexible start and end dates). The qualified candidate will serve as project archivist and will be responsible for inventorying, accessioning, cataloging, and digitizing the archival collections of the NEHGS-Research Services team. The project will allow research reports to be accessible to members through the creation of a searchable digital database, and will also preserve and maintain the NEHGS Research Services archives. Currently, the archives contains over 2,000 unique research projects, spanning 10+ years.

 

Deliverables

  • Complete processing of research reports and records, including location and cataloging data entered into Excel (or similar program)
  • Scan and reproduce documents; load digital objects and metadata in the DAM/CMS

 

Required Skills:

  • Familiarity with controlled vocabularies and authority lists, such as Library of Congress Subject Headings and the Library of Congress Name Authority File
  • Completion of LIS 415 strongly preferred
  • Proficiency with Excel and other Office applications
  • Familiarity with scanning systems, photography, and audio/video digitization and conversion
  • Self-directed and able to work well independently as well as with others

 

Submission requirements:

To apply, send a letter of interest, resume, and references to Lindsay Fulton, Director of Research Services at lindsay.fulton@nehgs.org  

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Special Collections Assistant, Jones Library, Amherst, MA

The Jones Library in Amherst seeks a detail-oriented, reliable, and enthusiastic Assistant for their Special Collections department. This is a partially benefitted, part-time position with a starting salary of $12.81 per hour to work between 8-11 hours per week. Hours include Tuesday and Friday afternoons and occasional Saturday afternoons.

 

Job Summary - Library Technician, Special Collections

Provides friendly, courteous public service and assists the public in the use of Special Collections resources. Assists with the preparation of dynamic exhibits and programs. Collaborates with other staff on special projects that further departmental goals.

 

Major Duties

  • Provides customer service, giving basic information and directions.  Answers questions on the use of Special Collections and available services as well as basic inquiries related to local history, genealogy, and Amherst authors.
  • Monitors use of collections by the public to ensure security and preservation. Ensures researchers comply with the department's policies and procedures.
  • Pages requested materials and sorts materials after use.
  • Assists with maintaining the department's social media initiatives.
  • Scans photographs and documents and creates the metadata associated with the digital images.
  • Assists with processing of collections for archival storage and use.

 

This position works under the supervision of the Head of Special Collections.

 

Desired Minimum Qualifications

Must be able to deliver friendly, attentive and courteous customer service and interact with people of all ages and backgrounds; Must have fluency in PC desktop computing and working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel; General knowledge or interest in American history; Ability to pay close attention to detail; Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; Reliable work habits; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors and staff. Prior experience in a Special Collections or archives preferred. We provide full training for our tasks.

 

Closing date: June 28, 2018

 

To apply, please send a cover letter, résumé, completed Town of Amherst employment application (download and print: http://amherstma.gov/jobs.aspx) and a list of three professional references to Cynthia Harbeson, Head of Special Collections, The Jones Library, 43 Amity Street, Amherst, MA, 01002.

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Senior Lecturer, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

We invite applications for the above permanent post effective from 1 January 2019 or soon thereafter. Appointment will take place at the Senior Lecturer level in alignment with the Humanities Faculty's criteria for promotion. The successful applicant will be expected to assume primary responsibilities in postgraduate research supervision as well as in LIS teaching with specialist responsibilities in areas such as teaching and learning for LIS professionals; knowledge classification, ontologies and metadata management; and, ICTs in the information environment. 

Minimum requirements:

  • A PhD in Library and Information Science (LIS) or related discipline
  • A minimum of three years of teaching experience in higher education academic programmes
  • A proven research track record of publications
  • A proven track record of postgraduate supervision in aspects of LIS or related areas
  • Evidence of understanding of the current scholarly communication terrain and the application of digital technologies in this environment

Advantageous:

  • Work experience in a library or information organising agency

Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Supervise postgraduate research (up to PhD level)
  • Teach postgraduate students (PGDipLIS & coursework Masters programmes)
  • Serve as programme convener at the Masters level
  • Contribute to the leadership of the Library and Information Studies Centre
  • Undertake research relevant to LIS and publish in recognised LIS or related journals
  • Contribute to the administration of the Centre

The annual cost of employment, including benefits: R786 717

Application process: To apply, please e-mail the below documents in a single pdf file to recruitment02@uct.ac.za: - UCT Application Form (download at http://web.uct.ac.za/depts/sapweb/forms/hr201.doc) - Motivational letter, and - Curriculum Vitae (CV) 

Please ensure the title and reference number are indicated in the subject line. An application which does not comply with the above requirements will be regarded as incomplete.

Reference number: E18256

Telephone: 021 650 2163

Closing date: 17 July 2018

Departmental website: www.lisc.uct.ac.za

Faculty website: www.humanities.uct.ac.za

UCT is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity and redress in achieving its equity targets. Our Employment Equity Policy is available at http://www.uct.ac.za/downloads/uct.ac.za/about/policies/eepolicy.pdf.

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Call for Proposals: Amigos Services Online Library Conference

Are you looking to beef up your resume by participating in conferences? Check out this opportunity from Amigos Library Services -- you can be a speaker at this online conference and speak from the comfort of your desk!

What do you think of when you hear the word "advocacy"? Do you immediately think of stumping on Capitol Hill and meeting with local government officials? "Advocacy" is much more than politics. Every day, librarians and staff find themselves in situations where they must advocate for resources, money, and services for their libraries, in addition to advocating for themselves and their career as professionals.
 
Join us on September 12 for an Amigos Library Services online conference, Speak Up - Advocating for You and Your Library, where we will explore advocacy beyond politics.
 
Amigos Library Services is now accepting presentation proposals for this conference! Suggested topic areas include but are not limited to:
  • Creating the right message about your library
  • Identifying and crafting your communication strategy
  • Building public awareness
  • Responding to a budget crisis
  • Self-advocacy-asking for and seeking what you need
  • Developing relationships with your administrators and leadership
  • Building your network of supporters and advocates in the community
  • Dealing effectively with the media
  • Working in collaboration with other organizations or departments
 
If you can speak to one of these topics, or have another idea in mind, please submit your proposal below by June 29, 2018. Don't worry if you've never presented online. It's easy, and we are happy to train you and will provide technical support during your presentation.
 
To submit your proposal, click here -- www.amigos.org/node/5133www.amigos.org/node/5133

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Executive Director, Falmouth Art Center, Falmouth, MA

The Falmouth Art Center seeks an Executive Director ready to lead an active visual arts center, expand its student and donor base, and increase its contribution to the arts community of the upper Cape in order that the Art Center may better meet its mission. Annual budget $280,000; one full-time and four part-time staff; 73 volunteers; 687 members; three new exhibits every month; 137 adult classes ; 47 children's classes; 21 adult workshops annually.

Primary Responsibilities are leadership, management, fundraising, and communications and marketing.

Qualifications include 6-10 years experience non-profit leadership, proven fundraising skills, familiarity with the art world in and around Cape Cod; masters' degree preferred.

Respond at art@falmouthart.org by July 14, 2018.

Please submit cover letter and resume as attachments.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: $60,000-$63,000 to start

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Digital Humanities Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Williams College, Williamstown, MA

Williams College Museum of Art Williams College Museum of Art invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship. The Fellow's work is part of WCMA Digital, a major initiative supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that aims to make the museum's collections open and accessible to all, and develop a set of digital tools to support new pedagogical, creative and intellectual explorations of the collection.

WCMA's Mellon Fellow for Digital Humanities will explore and encourage digital humanities scholarship and methodologies within a museum context, with access to collections and involvement in exhibitions and public programs. WCMA is uniquely suited to connect and collaborate with programs, people and projects across campus. The project builds on digital humanities projects across the College in the departments of English, History and American Studies, and the College's Library.

The Fellow will also be art of Williams' academic community, including its postdoc peer group, which spans academic programs.

For optimal consideration, please submit resume materials by June 25, 2018.

Review of resumes will continue until the position is filled.

For the detailed job posting and/or to apply for this position, please visit http://staff-careers.williams.edu.

AA/EOE PI102887807

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Acquisitions Manager, Iwasaki Library, Emerson College, Boston, MA

The Acquisitions Manager is responsible for the acquisition of books, serials and e-resources for the Library and for monitoring and reconciling transactions in all library budget lines. The person in this position works closely with library selectors and commercial vendors to implement and maintain efficient and cost-effective processes and procedures. She/he spends the Library's acquisitions budget, orders and processes invoices for library supplies and operating expenses and resolves ordering, receiving and billing discrepancies.

This position is full-time (36.25 hours/week), exempt staff. It is covered under Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Local 888.

Qualifications

Required

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Ability to operate a computer
  • Experience with book vendors and online ordering systems such as GOBI or OASIS
  • Experience creating and maintaining budget spreadsheets
  • 2-4 years library or related experience with Acquisitions responsibility, preferably in an academic setting
  • 2-4 years experience managing an organizational budget, preferably in an academic setting

Preferred

  • Integrated Library System knowledge, such as Endeavor, especially acquisitions module
  • Familiarity with Banner, Workday, or similar enterprise management system
  • Familiarity with Books in Print, Amazon, and OCLC Connexion

Duties

Perform or facilitate cost-effective ordering and receiving of all Library materials including, but not limited to, books and e-books, direct-order materials, and rush reserve items, in collaboration with Access Services staff and the Assistant Director for Research and Collections. Establish automated work priorities, processes and procedures using EBSCO/YBP Gobi and other bibliographic utilities and technology. Provide training for and serve as the primary contact for all acquisitions-related questions and processes as necessary. Compile monthly and annual statistical information.

Monitor financial transactions and expenditures for all library budget lines by accessing College's administrative reporting system on a regular basis, maintaining an internal library spreadsheet, and identifying and correcting any discrepancies between the two. Follow up with appropriate College departments or vendors to resolve any errors, discrepancies or claims of non-payment. Assemble backup for monthly P-Card statements as needed and charge against appropriate budget lines. Prepare updated budget reports on a regular basis so the Director will have a firm idea of where the budget stands at any given period of time.

Maintain financial records by processing purchase requisitions, expense reimbursements, and invoices for all Library departments using the College's enterprise management system.

Facilitate the transition from print to electronic formats by managing and maintaining periodical subscriptions in all formats and establishing and maintaining access to individual electronic journals. Work with vendors and consortia representatives to acquire individual e-book titles and maintain access to them.

Ensure the quality and accuracy of the acquisitions and serials database through the implementation and ongoing monitoring and maintenance of acquisitions-related and electronic resource management software. Collaborate with library staff on bindery and lost, missing and damaged books procedures and other projects as needed. Participate in FLO consortium meetings and training sessions.

Establish vendor accounts, resolve ordering, receiving and billing discrepancies, and ensure effective expenditure of the teaching materials budget. Work with vendors and consortia representatives to negotiate discounts and implement procedures for the automated purchase, receipt and claiming of all library resources.

Additional Information

Emerson College believes diversity enriches the educational experience by providing students with the opportunity to learn from individuals who may have different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Engagement with diversity in the curriculum, in our co-curricular offerings, and all other aspects of the College enhances the personal and intellectual growth of all members of our campus community. Emerson is committed to strengthening communities, including our workplace, by fostering the development of the intercultural competencies necessary for meaningful citizenship in an increasingly complex, pluralistic society.

Emerson College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender in its educational programs or activities. Emerson has designated the Associate Vice President, Title IX, and Clery Coordinator to respond to inquiries regarding the College Sexual Misconduct Policy. The Title IX Coordinator may be reached at 8 Park Plaza, Transportation Bldg, Room 230 Boston, MA 02116; Telephone: 617-824-8999; email: titleix@emerson.edu

In accordance with the federal Clery and Campus SaVE Acts, Emerson College commits to providing all current and prospective students and employees with access to the annual campus security reports for each of our campuses. This report may be accessed from the Emerson College Police Department website.

Salary: Grade 15 (https://www.emerson.edu/human-resources/benefits/staff-compensation/salary-range)

For full posting and to apply: https://emerson.peopleadmin.com/postings/17196
Please use web-based system for application, with cover letter and résumé, as required. This system can, with permission, access LinkedIn profile to fill in portions of application form. Please do not apply via email.

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Electronic Resources & Scholarly Communication Librarian, Denison University, Granville, OH

Denison University

Electronic Resources & Scholarly Communication Librarian

 

Denison University is an academically rigorous liberal arts college with an increasingly diverse campus community. It offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. Denison is located in the village of Granville, 30 minutes from Columbus, Ohio, the state capitol, which hosts a wide range of cultural and artistic opportunities. Granville also offers an excellent public school system and easy access to outdoor activities.

 

We are seeking an Electronic Resources & Scholarly Communication Librarian who will support access to Denison University's extensive electronic resources and related library collections through multiple platforms. In this newly-created position, the librarian will also establish routine processes and support structures for the college's institutional repository, collaborating with library staff, faculty, and consortial partners to oversee access to our digital collections.

 

Who You Are:

  • You look forward to joining a team of committed library staff working to provide the best services possible to a liberal arts community.
  • You enjoy working in a collaborative environment to develop programs for an increasingly diverse campus.
  • You are a proactive, tech savvy, and motivated problem-solver.
  • You are adaptable and resilient in an ever changing environment.
  • You are passionate about promoting the use of library collections and services.

 

What You'll Do:

  • Manage and maintain access to electronic resources.
  • Manage and promote our institutional repository and related digital resource platforms.
  • Support ongoing interest in digital scholarship.
  • Collaborate with others and manage multiple priorities and projects.
  • Solve problems within and across platforms.
  • Supervise one library support staff member.

 

Select qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited MLS, MLIS, or equivalent degree.
  • Experience working with electronic resources.
  • Knowledge of digital repositories, digitization, and metadata.
  • Organizational, planning, communication, and interpersonal skills.

 

To view the full job description and to apply, please visit employment.denison.edu. Applications received by July 9, 2018 will be assured careful consideration; the position is open until filled. This is a full-time, exempt, salaried, position working 40 hours per week on a Monday through Friday schedule, with occasional evening and weekend hours.

 

To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to foster a diverse campus community, which recognizes the value of all persons regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or socio-economic background. For additional information and resources about diversity at Denison, please see our Diversity Guide. Denison University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Librarian, Roxbury Community College, Roxbury Crossing, MA

Roxbury Community College is an urban, public, 2-year College serving a diverse community, including people of color, recent immigrants and non-traditional populations. The College's mission is to facilitate student success in achieving educational goals through the delivery of high-quality transfer and career programs. RCC strives to honor traditional commitments, and to be responsive to new challenges and insights through workforce training, ESOL, and community education. The student population at the college is diverse in ethnicity, gender, language, age and background. Roxbury Community College is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of its staff. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.


Job Description:

General Statement of Duties: Provide professional library services to Roxbury Community College students, faculty, and staff. Responsible for providing all aspects of library services such as reference, instruction, circulation, cataloging, collection development and archive management.

Examples of Duties:

  • Provide a wide range of reference services to students, faculty, administration, and the public.
  • Serve as subject liaison to assigned academic departments and engage with faculty in person, by email, and through library programming.
  • Responsible for collection development, including de-accessioning, in assigned subject areas.
  • Teach beginning, intermediate, and advanced library instruction courses to students, in coordination with full and adjunct faculty.
  • Develop and teach drop-in workshops on a range of topics.
  • Use LibGuides to create class and subject-specific research guides for the library website.
  • Responsible for all aspects of the College Archives and Special Collections, including appraisal, arrangement and description, reference, outreach, donor relations, and digitization.
  • Catalog all library materials.
  • Provide circulation assistance to library users.
  • Supervise/Oversee library work-study students.
  • Track selected statistics and prepare detailed monthly and annual reports.
  • Serve on college committees as assigned.
  • Comply with the duties as stipulated in the Massachusetts Community College Council Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Requirements:

All candidates must have legal rights to work in the United States

  • ALA accredited Master's Degree in Library or Information Science.
  • 3 years professional experience in the areas of library public service, reference, instruction, cataloging, and archives and special collections
  • Knowledge of MARC records and OCLC as a source of cataloging records.
  • Strong customer service, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • A demonstrated ability to work with an adult, multicultural, and multilingual student population is required. Experience in a community college is desirable.
  • Knowledge and practice of archival concepts, techniques, and the historical contexts governing archival operations.
  • Professional experience in processing archival collections, creating finding aids, digitizing records, and performing outreach to archival researchers.
  • Working knowledge of basic computer business applications
  • Strong writing skills. Additional Desired Qualifications:
  • Working experience in a community college setting.
  • Archive track education.


Additional Information:

Roxbury Community College offers competitive salaries and full benefits according to the guidelines and procedures of the MCCC Collective Bargaining Agreement. The range of the salary for this position is $56,330 to $60,000, commensurate with the qualifications and years of related experiences, with broad range of benefits.

Effective date: Fall Semester, 2018

Application Deadline: July 31, 2018


Application Instructions:

To be considered for this position, applicants should submit a resume and a cover letter.

Appointment is subject to SORI (Sexual Offense Registry Information) background check, and a publicly accessible Massachusetts CORI (Criminal Offense Registry Information) background check.

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

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act requires all institutes of higher education to disclose campus policy statements and crime statistics. Our annual report is available at www.rcc.edu/clery.

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Library/Archives Assistant, Roxbury Latin School, Roxbury, MA

Job Title:

Library/Archives Assistant

Background:

The Roxbury Latin School seeks a volunteer or volunteers to work in the archives and library during the 2018-2019 school year. This is a perfect opportunity for students on either the library or archives tracks to gain transferable skills for academic, school, and private institutions. The Roxbury Latin School is the oldest school in continuous operation in North America, founded in 1645 by John Eliot. Today it is comprised of 300 boys in grades 7-12.

Reports to:

The Library/Archives Assistant will report to Simmons alum, Christopher Heaton, who is the Librarian and Archivist at the school.

Responsibilities:

  • Shelving, book plating, and cataloging books for the Mary Rousmaniere Gordon Library and Alumni Collection

  • Light archival projects including alumni exhibit display cases and fulfilling research requests

  • Processing of archival and library materials

  • Note: this role will not have direct contact with students

Training will be provided to familiarize volunteers with The Roxbury Latin School's library catalog system (Follet Destiny). Volunteer hours will occur during normal school hours (9 a.m. - 3 p.m.), though no set schedule has been identified. Will work with you to determine hours for full or half days. Lunch will be provided.

You will be required to complete a CORI request (background check). This entails filling out a CORI form and showing your valid state ID here at the school. Once this is complete (after about 1-2 weeks), you can begin volunteering.

How to apply:

Send an email with your resume and relevant experience (this can include coursework you've completed and/or are enrolled in, such as LIS 415: Information Organization) to Christopher Heaton (christopher.heaton@roxburylatin.org)

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Registrar's Office Intern, Harvard Art Museum, Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Art Museums' Department of Collections Management is accepting applications for a Fall 2018 Registrar's Office Intern. 

This internship will provide an overview into registration methods related to permanent collection record maintenance, and introduce the successful candidate to the museums' temporary loan processes. 

The Registrar's Office Intern will:

  • Work alongside the Sr Associate Registrar and the Assistant Registrar for Collections to assist with the management, and archiving of registrarial records.
  • Organize and rehouse temporary paper loan records and original collection records for long term preservation.
  • Gain experience with The Museum System (TMS), the museums' electronic collection database, by utilizing it toward research activities related to rehousing of records.

 

Qualifications

  • This unpaid internship is available only for students currently enrolled in a degree-earning programs. Candidates must be eligible to receive credit for an internship through their academic institution in order to qualify.
  • Candidates must be organized, detail oriented, and able to work independently.
  • Students who are majoring in museum studies, art history, or library sciences, and have a strong interest in research are encouraged to apply.

 

Term

  • September - December 2018
  • 8-16 hours (1-2 full days) between 9am - 5pm (Mon's, Thurs's and Friday's are preferred)

Location

  • The Internship will take place at the museums' Somerville Research Facility, 200 Inner Belt Rd., Somerville, MA. Hourly shuttle service is provided to and from the off-site location to the Harvard Art Museums in Cambridge and the MBTA Orange Line and buses 86, 91 and CT2 run nearby. There is a parking lot (free) at the Somerville location if you choose to drive there.

How to Apply

Please forward a cover letter and resume to Vanessa Marcoux, Collections Management Coordinator at vanessa_marcoux@harvard.edu by Sunday, July 8, 2018.

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Archivist, Town Clerk's Office, Bedford, MA

The Town of Bedford (pop. 13,691) seeks candidates for the position of Archivist. This full-time (40 hrs/week) position reports to the Town Clerk. Duties include, but are not limited to: overseeing the appraisal, arrangement and classification of records and document collections, management of the Town's record retention schedules and the coordination of conservation and preservation measures relating to historical records and official documents.

 

Candidates must have knowledge of the following: the principles, practices, standards, and techniques used in archival appraisals, arrangements and descriptions; the legal requirements of record management and record retention schedules; and record and document conservation and preservation practices and procedures.

 

Minimum requirements include a Bachelor's Degree in Archival Management or related field and one (1) to three (3) years of experience in archives management or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Strong preference will be given for previous relevant municipal experience.

 

The entry salary range for this position is $51,492 to $59,217 depending on experience and education. The Town of Bedford offers a comprehensive benefits package.

 

Application for employment may be downloaded at: www.bedfordma.gov/employment. The Town of Bedford Job Application is required to be completed in full by all applicants regardless of whether a resume is submitted.  


Please send resume, application, and letter of interest to:
 

Colleen Doyle

Human Resources Manager

humanresources@bedfordma.gov or by mail

Town of Bedford

10 Mudge Way

Bedford, MA 01730

or fax to (781) 275-6310

The deadline for applications is Friday, July 6, 2018.

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Health Science Librarian, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT

Health Science Librarian

Reporting to the University Librarian, the Health Science is a full-time, 10- month (see schedule below), position that works as a part of a team of Librarians providing reference and instruction services.

The Health Science Librarian serves as the expert for all of the Health Science programs including Nursing, Physician Assistant Institute, Naturopathic Medicine, Chiropractic Medicine, Acupuncture, Nutrition and Dental Hygiene and is the liaison to all of the Health Science/Science programs.

The incumbent is responsible for understanding, publicizing, and updating Evidence Informed Practice Information Literacy; creating and maintaining the Health related research guides, handouts, web pages, tutorials, rubrics, assessment tools, collection development, and benchmarking the Health Science collections. The Health Science Librarian, with the assistance of the Library technical team, is responsible for the optimal look and functionality of all of the Health Science databases, modules, web pages, software and the Anatomical Collections.

 

Librarians contribute to the leadership of the University through participation in University-wide committees and through professional relationships and activities. They participate in leadership of the Library by setting a professional example and monitoring the activities of library staff and services offered with a goal of quality customer service, positivity, acceptance of University limitations and continuous improvement of services.

 

The Health Science Librarian typical schedule is 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM Monday through Friday with occasional schedule changes for 9:30 AM classes. Summer hours are subject to change. This 10 month librarian has approximately 4.5 weeks off after both the fall and spring final exams.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Answer Questions in-person, by telephone, online, and via email
  • Teach Information Literacy as a member of the Library Instruction Team
  • Develop curriculum content, rubrics, assessment tools, information literacy skills tests, web-based tutorials, modules for Evidence Informed Health Information Literacy
  • Write & Maintain the Evidence Based pages of the Information Lit. Plan/Web Page
  • Develop all Health Sciences Collections collaborating with faculty on collection needs and benchmarking individual collections
  • Keep other librarians informed of Evidence Informed Practice, updates, practices, AMA initiatives
  • Maintain the Anatomical Collections and Health Science Databases
  • Communicate with Health Science faculty and Maintain the H.S. Outreach program
  • Act as a Member of the Library Professional Team Monitoring Quality of Service Provided by Staff, Reporting Issues Observed
  • Maintain an atmosphere conducive to learning in the Library by enforcing Library policies, especially noise policies
  • On occasion, assist with health science related Interlibrary Loan (docline)
  • Back Up the I.T. help desk and Access Services as needed
  • Other work related duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

  • MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited program
  • 1+ year experience in a Medical library or as a Health Science liaison
  • Ability to read and order in Library of Congress Classification Scheme
  • Expert knowledge of Health Sci. databases, MeSH, EBP or EIP, medical terminology
  • Demonstrated skills in Office, Access, Excel, Word, AMA Style, ILS
  • Flexibility and Strong interpersonal skills, ability to establish positive, productive working relationships with staff and students including International and first generation
  • Prefer Undergraduate degree in science or health

 

The University of Bridgeport is committed to building a diverse university community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply, see https://jobs.bridgeport.edu/

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Librarian, Brown University, Providence, RI

Librarian for Social Science and Entrepreneurship 

The Brown University Library seeks an outstanding candidate to serve as the Librarian for Social Science and Entrepreneurship. This highly collaborative and innovative librarian will serve as the primary liaison to the Department of Economics and the C.V. Starr Program in Business, Entrepreneurship, and Organizations (BEO), an interdisciplinary program sponsored by the departments of Engineering, Economics, and Sociology, and entrepreneurial programs from the School of Engineering and from departments across campus. The successful candidate will be a team player who can positively contribute to the Library's Strategic directions: to position the Library at the Core of Teaching, Learning, and Research; Enable the discovery, curation, and use of rich research collections; and leverage technologies to engage with changing modes of teaching, learning and research.

 

In collaboration with colleagues from across the Brown University Library, the Librarian for Social Science and Entrepreneurship will work with students, faculty, and other University stakeholders to assist researchers as they develop entrepreneurial projects, conduct market research, explore business models, and engage in community partnerships to strengthen the local, national, and international community.  A creative thinker, the Librarian for Social Science and Entrepreneurship will bring new ideas, models, and an entrepreneurial approach to engaging students, faculty and staff at Brown University in fulfillment of our mission to serve the community, the nation, and the world by discovering, communicating, and preserving knowledge and understanding in a spirit of free inquiry, and by educating and preparing students to discharge the offices of life with usefulness and reputation.

Duties:

  • Builds partnerships with the faculty, students, and staff across the University's academic and research community in related areas, including the Department of Economics; the School of Engineering and its undergraduate Business, Entrepreneurship, and Organizations (BEO) concentration and graduate Program in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship (PRIME); Executive Masters programs in the School of Professional Studies; and the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship.
  • Develops relationships with the Brown-affiliated entrepreneurial community, including the Technology Ventures Office, Swearer Center Social Innovation Initiative, Brown Venture Fellowship, The Founders League, and related initiatives.
  • Maintains a high level of contact with faculty, departmental staff, and graduate students to ensure that the services and collections of the library align with the academic priorities of the campus' economics and entrepreneurship programs.
  • Provides expertise in working with data, gathering business intelligence, understanding the patents process, scholarly impact metrics, and the use of digital approaches that extend disciplinary knowledge creation.
  • Participate in outreach to academic departments to develop, sustain, and promote research, teaching, and learning in Economics and entrepreneurship programs and courses.
  • Collaborate with colleagues in the Center for Digital Scholarship to support spatial and numerical research.
  • Provides synchronous and asynchronous instruction on topics related to business and entrepreneurship, such as market research, business analysis, intellectual property, patents, and finance, and scholarly resources to support research and teaching in Economics. 
  • Develops advanced in-depth knowledge of commercial and academic databases in economics, business, and the social sciences.
  • Works with Library colleagues to coordinate efforts to retain, preserve, and provide access to Brown University research data.
  • Actively evaluates library collections related to the present and future needs of University economics, business, and entrepreneurial programs.
  • Maintains a high level of professional engagement both with colleagues in other institutions and with the professional literature.
  • Provides support to the Entrepreneurship community at Brown on issues of scholarly communication, copyright, patents, and authors' issues.

 

Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Library & Information Sciences from an ALA accredited institution and an undergraduate degree in business, economics, finance, or related subject, OR graduate degree in business, economics, finance, or related subject.
  • Demonstrated expertise with information resources and information technology tools and applications in business and entrepreneurship.
  • Prefer at least 3 years of experience of related business experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of intellectual property including patents and patent searching, copyright, trademarks, and trade secrets.
  • Familiarity with research data management best practices.
  • Strong public presentation, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, and problem solving skills.
  • Commitment to public services and improving the library user experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current issues in scholarly communications.
  • Demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and ability to work creatively and effectively both independently and as a team member.
  • Technology background and teaching experience preferred.
  • Dedication to continuous learning, authentic assessment, and strategic thinking.
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion.

 

 

To Apply: Please visit Brown University's career opportunities website at:   https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/staff-careers-brown/jobs and reference REQ146120. Complete an application online, attach documents, and submit for immediate consideration. Documents should include cover letter, resume, and the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. 

 

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

 

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Student Worker, SLIS Student Services Center, Simmons College, Boston, MA

The job entails duties such as, but not limited to:

  • staffing the SSC desk
  • answering student/faculty questions in person or by telephone
  • filing and organizing paperwork
  • working on multiple projects simultaneously that include spreadsheets and our database
  • helping with event planning for student association activities throughout the year
  • organizing and helping with Welcome (orientation) Day
  • clerical/ administrative work with the Assistant Dean  

 

We are looking for a student with:

  • excellent oral and written communication skills
  • the ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of individuals
  • highly developed organization skills and the ability to multitask
  • desire to assist your classmates navigate their academic careers and be part of a fun and active office!

 

One can work 15 - 20 hours per week. The job pays $13 per hour. If you are interested or have any questions, please inquire at SSCslis@simmons.edu or by telephone 617.521.2814.

 

How to Apply: Please email a copy of your resume and statement of interest to the Student Services Center at SSCslis@simmons.edu and put "Student Services Center Worker" in the subject line. 

The deadline to apply is Tuesday, June 26, 2018. We look forward to your application!

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Archivist, Watertown Free Public Library, Watertown, MA

The Watertown Free Public Library is a busy, mid-sized library serving over 36,000 patrons a month. Nestled in the oldest part of our renovated building is the Local History Room, home to thousands of volumes of Watertown history. We are in search of a part-time archivist who will bring the Watertown past to life for current and future generations.

Under the supervision of the Head of Adult Services, the primary charge of the archivist is to organize and annotate the collection so that the rich history of Watertown is fully discoverable today, and remains accessible for generations to come.

This job is for you if:

  • You love history, especially local history
  • You have a knack for bringing histories alive for a contemporary audience
  • You have knowledge of proper archival preservation practices, current archival descriptive practices and standards.
  • You are independently motivated
  • You are organized and efficient
  • You find problem solving rewarding
  • You enjoy "behind the scenes" work
  • You want to work part time hours

To be considered for this job you have an MLS/MLIS with an academic concentration in archives or experience working in an archives or with archival materials.

View the full job description.

This part time, temporary (50 weeks) position is 15 hours a week with flexible scheduling. The hourly rate is $26.00 and does not include benefits. The preferred start date is Monday, July 16. 

To apply for the position please email cover letter, resume, and list of 3 references as one PDF to Caitlin Browne, Assistant Director, at cbrowne@watertown-ma.gov. The position is open until filled with preference to applicants who submit completed materials by Wednesday, June 20. Because funding for this position lasts for one fiscal year (July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019), recruitment will move quickly.

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Chair, Cataloging & Discovery Services, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

RANK: Chair and Assistant University Librarian or Associate University Librarian

REPORTS TO: Associate Dean, Discovery, Digital Services, and Shared Collections

SALARY: Minimum salary at the Chair and Assistant University Librarian rank, inclusive of administrative stipend $60,300

Minimum salary at the Chair and Associate Librarian rank, inclusive of administrative stipend $65,700

Actual salary will reflect selected professional's experience and credentials

 

REQUISITION #: 507614 

DEADLINE DATE: July 18, 2018 - applications will be reviewed as received

 

Please note that this posting has specific instructions for the submission of application materials - see http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/pers/careers.htm or the APPLICATION PROCESS section below. Failure to submit the required documents may result in the application not being considered.

 

JOB SUMMARY

The George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, seek applications and nominations for the position of Chair for Cataloging and Discovery Services. The department provides descriptions for and access to materials and resources held at the University of Florida in all formats and subjects, including unique and cultural heritage collections. The department collaboratively supports the digital publishing and data curation programs of the Smathers Libraries.

 

Reporting to the Associate Dean for Discovery, Digital Services and Shared Collections, the Chair for Cataloging and Discovery Services is a year-round (12-month) tenure track library faculty position which provides leadership, strategic vision and direction for fully integrating emerging cataloging and metadata standards and linked data technologies into academic library cataloging practices. The Chair leads the department in implementing best practices and coordinates ongoing development of departmental staff. The Chair collaborates with departmental colleagues to achieve the department's goals, establish policies and procedures to escalate discoverability of collections in all material formats in accordance with library-wide priorities and support the Smathers Libraries' commitment to cooperative cataloging programs. These initiatives require consultation throughout the department and the Libraries and considerable delegation of responsibilities to project groups. Additionally, this position is a key member of the Libraries' management team, ensuring organizational effectiveness, efficiency, and development of policies for library operations that are attentive to users' experience.

 

The department is actively engaged in national and international standards development. The successful candidate will be a forward thinking leader who is knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the progressive nature of librarianship, the format of library collections, and the role of cataloging and metadata in extending discovery for library users, as exemplified by the Smathers Libraries' innovative machine-assisted indexing project. The Cataloging and Discovery Services Department is active in the national and international cooperative cataloging initiatives of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) -- BIBCO, NACO, SACO, and CONSER. The expectation is that continued strong participation in these programs by the department will serve to help shape, transform, and advance the purpose of cataloging and discovery.

 

The Chair will include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, and perspectives in work activities to support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society. This position will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Leads cataloging and discovery services operations by setting well-articulated goals in congruence with the Libraries' strategic objectives; coordinates communications related to department activities; regularly measures outputs through monthly statistical reports; and routinely evaluates needed resources.
  • Directs the work of the units comprising the department of 10 personnel, including evaluating the department's operational effectiveness through periodic reports, annual performance evaluations, staff development, and solicits feedback from key personnel who work with the department.
  • Fosters a collaborative approach to achieving the department's goals, establishing policies and procedures to integrate and enhance discoverability of the collections in all material formats in accordance with library priorities and supporting the Smathers Libraries' commitment to cooperative cataloging programs. These initiatives require consultation throughout the department and the Libraries and considerable delegation of responsibilities to project groups.
  • Provides leadership in cataloging and metadata standards and services, promotes emerging digital information environments, and effective access to materials.
  • Leads the department in system implementations, and works with other departments throughout the Libraries to ensure that Cataloging and Discovery Services is meeting demonstrated user needs.
  • Leads the department's support of digitization projects. Ensures that workflows and projects produce appropriate metadata schemes, creates and revises metadata for digital products, derives metadata from authoritative bibliographic tools and sources, across a broad range of material (manuscripts, photographs, ephemera, maps, datasets, prints and drawings, rare books, and archival material) to support the Libraries' digitization initiatives.
  • Coordinates agreements with representatives of the cooperative cataloging programs in which the Smathers Libraries participates, including assuming primary responsibility for assessing performance and representing Smathers Libraries in negotiating terms and conditions of commitments.
  • Researches, analyzes and integrates cataloging trends in information management.
  • Maintains active involvement in appropriate professional and subject related organizations. Professional activity and leadership is expected in identifying and discussing cataloging issues with colleagues throughout the world.
  • Performs scholarly research and provides service at the institutional and professional levels as related to assignment and in accordance with tenure and promotion criteria.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • Master's degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program or other relevant advanced degree.
  • Appointment at the Assistant University Librarian rank requires a minimum of four years of experience in an academic research library; and appointment at the Associate University Librarian rank requires a minimum of eight years of direct experience in an academic research library.
  • Demonstrated leadership role in an information environment.
  • Strong management portfolio with experience leading change, supervising and promoting collaboration, and fostering staff professional development and growth.
  • Expertise in national metadata content standards (e.g., RDA, AACR2, DACS, etc.), expertise in MARC and non-MARC encoding/structural standards (e.g. MODS, XML, EAD, etc.), or expertise in integration of emerging standards related to machine-readability.
  • Expertise necessary to enhance the discoverability of information resources, including the use of machine-assisted indexing and metadata enhancement.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of digitization practices related to cataloging.
  • Record of including individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives in research, teaching, service and other work.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with faculty, students, administrators and the general public.
  • Strong potential for meeting the requirements of tenure and promotion (outlined at http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/pers/cdh).
  • Initiative, flexibility and the ability to adapt to a complex, rapidly changing academic environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

 

Preferred:

  • Familiarity with the linked data environment, including emerging library initiatives (e.g. BIBFRAME) and name identifier systems (e.g., ORCID, ISNI).
  • Working knowledge of a foreign language.
  • Experience contributing bibliographic and authority records using national PCC standards or other programs for descriptive, structural, and administrative metadata.
  • Experience using metrics to assess effectiveness.
  • Experience working in an environment advancing digital initiatives.
  • Record reflecting substantive scholarship and research.

 

THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

The University of Florida (UF) is a major, public, comprehensive, land-grant, research university. The state's oldest and most comprehensive university, UF is among the nation's most academically diverse public universities and won the 2018 Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization. UF was ranked 9th among public universities in Forbes' "America's Best Employers 2015" and 9th among "Top Public Schools" in U.S. News and World in 2017. UF has a long history of established programs in international education, research and service. In 2013 the Florida Legislature designated UF as the state's preeminent institution which grew into an opportunity to achieve national and international recognition for the University's work in serving students and the world. It is one of only 17 public, land-grant universities that belong to the Association of American Universities. UF traces its beginnings to a small seminary in 1853 and is now one of the largest universities in the nation, with more than 50,000 students. For more information, please consult the UF homepage at http://www.ufl.edu.

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA LIBRARIES

The libraries of the University of Florida form the largest information resource system in the state of Florida. The UF Libraries consist of seven libraries on the Gainesville campus and three off-campus facilities; six of the campus libraries, and all of the off-site facilities, are in the system known as the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida. The remaining library is the Lawton Chiles Legal Information Center. Collectively, the UF Libraries (the Smathers Libraries and the Legal Information Center) hold or provide access to over 6 million print volumes, 8.1 million microfilms, 1.5 million e-books, over 145,000 full-text electronic journals, 827 electronic databases, 1.3 million documents and 1.4 million maps and images.

 

The UF Libraries have built a number of nationally significant research collections, including the Latin American, Judaica, Florida History, Children's Literature, and Maps and Imagery collections. The UF Libraries are a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), and the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL). The library staff consists of more than 300 FTE librarians, technical/clerical staff and student assistants. The organizational chart is available at http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/orgchart.pdf.

 

The George A. Smathers Libraries are strong advocates for inclusion and intellectual freedom. The Libraries' commitment to both is articulated in the Inclusion Statement and Intellectual Freedom Statement, both of which are posted at http://cms.uflib.ufl.edu/InclusionAndIntellectualFreedom.

 

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Executive Director, Artists Association of Nantucket, Nantucket, MA

Artists Association of Nantucket (AAN) is searching for an Executive Director (ED). This is a full-time, year-round position. Founded in 1945, the mission of the Artists Association of Nantucket is to foster the visual arts on Nantucket through three mission efforts. In its vision for 2020, the Board is emphasizing expanded exhibition capabilities, growth and diversity in educational programming and growth and diversity in all membership categories. To accomplish this, the Board is focused on growing its financial capacity as well as enhancing marketing capabilities. More information on AAN can be found at https://www.nantucketarts.org.

The Executive Director reports directly to the board of directors of the AAN. The ED has overall operational responsibilities for all activities of the AAN including all mission-related programs, financial management, fund-raising, property management, and human resources.

More information including detailed Job Description at https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/722333445/.

Qualifications include: bachelor's degree plus a minimum of five to seven years of progressively responsible senior management experience; interest in art and alignment with the Mission and Vision of the AAN; leadership skills with the ability to empower, engage, and motivate staff, volunteers, and the Board; strong interpersonal skills to work effectively with a diverse membership of artists and patrons; organizational skills; direct involvement in fund-raising and planning; among others. AAN provides a competitive salary commensurate with experience, health care coverage, and vacation time. Interested candidates should send a resume and a letter of interest to the Search Committee, care of Nellie O'Gara at nellieogara@gmail.com.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: 5082280722

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Director, Plimoth Plantation, Inc, Plymouth, MA

This is an opportunity to work at one of the country's most prestigious living history museums. Operating on a remarkable property overlooking Cape Cod Bay, Plimoth Plantation brings the story of America's early foundation to life for hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. The Director of Living History Sites (DLHS) is responsible for all personnel, activities and events occurring on the Museum's living history sites: Wampanoag Homesite, 17th-Century English Village, Mayflower II, Craft Center and Plimoth Grist Mill. The DLHS plays a key role in all of the Museum's educational activities, which seek to inspire people of all ages, with a love of history and an appreciation of 17th-century New England's importance to the development of modern America. Working with the Guest Experience Managers and other colleagues in the Museum Experience Group, the DLHS ensures the smooth operation of a large outdoor site. The DLHS should be able to model superb customer service, support the staff so they can be successful in their jobs, oversee daily operations, and ensure the effective allocation of departmental resources.

Bachelor's degree in the Humanities or Education preferred. Minimum of 5 years' experience and success in management, preferably in a museum or other educational or non-profit. Demonstrated experience and success in creating educational and entertaining experiences for varied audiences; skilled at mentoring/providing training. Understanding of the spectrum of learning styles and the ability to apply this knowledge in interactions with Museum guests, staff, researchers, interns and students.

Send cover letter & resume to: shaverstock@plimoth.org.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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Call for Papers: The 14th Annual Social Informatics Research Symposium

The emergence and fast-paced development of technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), big data analytics, virtual and augmented reality, and embedded and ubiquitous computing present myriad forms of opportunities and challenges. For example, the increasing role of AI in autonomous systems (e.g., self-driving cars or production robots) and the role of social media in disseminating misinformation have created anxieties in our society ranging from discussions about safety, job security, and the future of democracy. Understanding the impacts of emerging technologies requires a multidisciplinary, sociotechnical approach; accordingly, this line of investigation must inevitably engage with major questions regarding sustainability, privacy, human agency, equity, and the ethics and governance of information technologies.

The Social Informatics, Information Ethics and Policy, and Social Media SIGs seek contributors for a full-day pre-conference workshop, the 14th Annual Social Informatics Research Symposium, scheduled for Saturday, 10 November, 2018 from 09:00 am - 05:00 pm during the ASIS&T annual meeting.

We seek proposals for one panel and three papers, in the form of extended abstracts, that examine theories or propose practical solutions to problems of ethics and sustainability in our technologically-dependent lives. We are especially interested in proposals that critique technologies in relation to developing countries, or global perspectives on information policy.

More Information & Submission Details here:

https://easychair.org/cfp/sigsiiepsm2018

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Library Services Specialist, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH

The University of New Hampshire Library (Durham) has an opening for an Evening Library Services Specialist in the Circulation Unit. The position hours during the Fall and Spring Academic Terms are Monday-Wednesday 4pm-2:30am & Thursday 4:30pm-2:30am. Hours change during Summer and Winter terms, and during non-academic periods. This full-time, benefitted position is responsible for providing operational supervision and user services in the Dimond Library. Duties include assisting library users, supervising and training student workers, independently resolving issues, and closing the building.

 

USNH is committed to excellence in the work place. We offer a wide range of benefits including tuition reimbursement, comprehensive insurance coverage (health, dental, life, long term care, disability), career services, staff development and multicultural resources.

 

Please visit https://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/29673 to apply.

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Edward Cornell Law Librarian, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Description

Cornell University seeks an experienced and innovative academic leader to serve as director of its Law Library. The director provides strategic vision, fiscal stewardship, operational management, and ensures outstanding service to faculty and students in the Law School. In order to support the teaching, research, and outreach mission, the director builds collaborative relationships across the Law School, within the Cornell University Library system, and throughout the profession. The director works closely with the Dean and Vice Dean of the Law School, the Cornell University Library administration, and the Law faculty to understand the current and anticipated needs of the community. Within the Law Library, the director leads a dynamic team of service-oriented librarians and support staff to develop a compelling and cohesive vision for the Law Library.

The director is responsible for the following:

  • Setting the strategic directions for the Law Library.
  • Overseeing a staff of 20.5 FTE, the Law Library, and an extensive collection of print and digital materials.
  • Overseeing a robust instructional program, including advanced legal research courses and a clinic.
  • Developing collaborative relationships with the faculty, particularly in areas related to information services.
  • Participating in the University Library's management teams and contributes substantively to its strategic initiatives.
  • Providing leadership and working collaboratively with staff in Alumni Affairs and Development to identify and cultivate relationships with donors and alumni of the Law School.

As a member of the Law School faculty, the director has a unique opportunity to develop services that support the evolving curriculum and align Law Library programs to enhance and promote faculty scholarship. The director reports jointly to the Dean of the Law School and the University Librarian.

Requirements:
Demonstrated ability to lead, motivate, and work successfully with a team of staff within a law school setting. Excellent communication skills, compelling vision, and the ability to foster effective working relationships with faculty, students, staff, and donors. The successful candidate should have at least five years of increasingly responsible management and leadership experience in a law library, an understanding of trends related to a rapidly evolving information environment, and a record of active engagement in scholarship and the profession. A J.D. or equivalent degree from an accredited institution and an M.L.S. degree or equivalent are required.

Benefits:
Competitive in salary, rank, professional development support, and benefits. Comprehensive benefits package includes 22 vacation days, 12 paid holidays, health insurance, life insurance, and university retirement contributions.

Cornell University seeks to meet the needs of dual career couples, has a Dual Career program, and is a member of the Upstate New York Higher Education Recruitment Consortium to assist with dual career searches. Visit http://www.unyherc.org/home/index.cfm?site_id=671 to see positions available in higher education in the upstate New York area.

Application Procedure:
Please include a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and the names and contact information for three references. Applications will be accepted and reviewed until June 26, 2018. Initial interviews can be conducted at the Annual AALL Conference, July 14-17, in Baltimore, MD.

Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

For More Information:
For general inquiries about this position, please contact Liz Flint, Director of Human Resources, Cornell Law School, at liz.flint@cornell.edu. For additional information or confidential inquiries, please contact the chair of the Law Library Director Search Committee, Jens Ohlin, Vice Dean and Professor of Law, Cornell Law School, at jdo43@cornell.edu.

Founded in 1887, Cornell Law School is a top-tier law school, currently ranked 13th by U.S. News & World Report. We offer a 3-year JD program for about 200 students per class, a one-year LLM program for about 90 students from countries throughout the world, and a doctoral (JSD) program for about 2-3 new students per year. Cornell Law School has 41 tenured and tenure-track faculty, including 20 with chaired faculty positions; and 15 clinical professors in the legal research and writing program and in clinics at the local, national, and international level. Our faculty is consistently ranked among the top in the country for scholarly productivity and influence, and has pre-eminence in many areas, including quantitative and qualitative empirical legal studies, international and comparative law, and robust doctrinal scholarship in core fields. Our school is committed to being recognized as the leader among law schools at combining inspiring theoretical, doctrinal, and experiential teaching with cutting-edge scholarship in a supportive, intellectually rich community, so that our graduates can achieve excellence in all facets of the legal profession.

The Law Library houses rich and extensive print and digital collections, and promotes an engaging work environment that supports the use of new technologies and a tradition of excellent services. The Law Library instruction program includes a clinic managed by the Library (the Legal Research Clinic), for-credit advanced legal research courses, and first-year J. D. and international graduate student legal research. The Law Library additionally partners in open access collaborative initiatives such as LawArXiv and Global Online Access to Legal Information (GOALI). Professionals and support staff work closely with the Law School and the University Library. The Law Library is part of the Cornell University Library (CUL) system.

Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery and engagement. With our main campus located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell's far-flung global presence includes the medical college's campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the Cornell Tech campus opening on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City. We offer a rich array of services, programs and benefits to help employees advance in their career and enhance the quality of personal life, including: employee wellness, workshops, childcare and adoption assistance, parental leave, flexible work options.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

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Assistant Professor/Student Success Librarian, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH

Description

The University of Dayton seeks an innovative, collaborative, forward-thinking, and service-oriented professional to serve as its new Student Success Librarian. Emerging research shows that libraries can have a positive impact on retention and student outcomes. The Student Success Librarian will collaborate with library colleagues and campus stakeholders to create programs and services designed to improve student success and retention with an emphasis on underrepresented and first-generation students. The successful candidate for this position is expected to be strongly interested in engaging students from diverse backgrounds in addition to supporting student success initiatives at the University of Dayton.

Responsibilities of Student Success Librarian

  • Cultivates and sustains collaborative relationships with campus units and programs that support academic preparedness, student learning, retention and success such as the Office for Multicultural Affairs, the Center for International Programs, New Student Programs, Office of Learning Resources, and others
  • Serves on campus committees charged with improving student success and retention
  • Serves as a member of Libraries' Research, Instruction and Marketing & Outreach Teams
  • Provides research consultation and library instruction
  • Conducts research and disseminates the findings through publication in peer reviewed journals, major national meetings, and other venues
  • Serves on various library, university and professional committees

This is a full-time faculty position with the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure- track) reporting to the Director of Education & Information Delivery. The University Libraries provide significant professional support to tenure-track librarians. Salary: $50,000 minimum. Appointment level and salary will depend on qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits along with 22 days of vacation per year. The University of Dayton offers educational opportunities to faculty and staff, as well as many athletic, performing arts and scholarly events. Excellent benefits along with 22 days of vacation per year.

To apply, submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae. The cover letter must address how you meet each of the required qualifications and a brief statement of research interests. The curriculum vitae must include contact information for three references. For individuals applying prior to completing their MLS degree, please submit a copy of an unofficial transcript.

Apply online at http://jobs.udayton.edu/postings/26143 Applications must be received by June 29, 2018.

Applications must be received by June 29, 2018. Anticipated starting period will be in the Fall term of 2018.

The Dayton region offers a wide variety of housing options and a rich menu of arts and culture including opera, ballet, philharmonic, theater, an art institute and more. The Dayton area is home to the largest network of paved bike/recreation trails in the United States, along with the popular Link Dayton bike-share program. The metropolitan area has an abundance of high-quality public and private education options, and the city's "Welcome Dayton" immigrant-friendly initiative has deepened the region's ethnic and cultural diversity.

The University of Dayton, founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, is a top ten Catholic Research university. The University seeks outstanding, diverse faculty and staff who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence in teaching, research and artistic creativity, the development of the whole person, and leadership and service in the local and global community. To attain its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, inclusion and affirmative action and to equal opportunity policies and practices. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer we will not discriminate against minorities, females, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Requirements

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 33 credit hours completed towards an MLS from an ALA- accredited program or its international equivalent at the time of application, with an expected graduation of August 2018
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to meet University Libraries' promotion and tenure standards in librarianship, research, and service
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a ollaborative team with faculty, staff and a growing culturally diverse campus population
  • Experience working with diverse populations

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated background of outreach or programming to undergraduate student populations, especially to lower division students
  • Experience engaging with campus units and programs external from the library
  • Active engagement in professional development activities as they relate to student success initiatives
  • A record of scholar contributions and achievements in the library profession
  • Evidence showcasing the ability to adapt to rapid change while exercising creativity and initiative
  • Teaching experience, especially in an academic library setting
  • Excellent oral communication skills
  • Familiarity with assessment practices or statistical packages
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Strong service orientation
  • Demonstrated success in developing and leading projects
  • Appreciation for the University's Catholic and Marianist educational values

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Adult Services Manager, Teton County Library, Jackson, WY

Description

The Adult Services Manager is responsible for supervising the library's reference/information and reading conversation functions; developing, mentoring and leading staff; overseeing adult materials collection development, including the library's robust digital content offerings; leading responsive customer service initiatives with a focus on the user experience; developing and promoting adult library programs for new adults through seniors; collaborating and engaging with community groups and stakeholders; and, implementing and evaluating the library's strategic plan.

Please view the position bulletin at http://www.tetoncountywy.gov/DocumentCenter/View/6804

 

Requirements

To be considered, candidates must have a Masters Degree in Library Information Science; four years of professional librarian experience, including supervisory and program management experience; strong communication and technology skills; and must be skilled in decision making, critical thinking, evaluating situations and taking action. The successful candidate will be collaborative in nature, confident, competent, fair and equitable, and demonstrate ability to mentor, motivate and inspire. The Teton County Library Foundation offers a generous relocation package and optional house assistance program.

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Geospatial Information Librarian, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Geospatial Information Librarian

The Geospatial Information Librarian is a forward-focused individual who will grow the Libraries' GIS services program. This librarian will be an expert in applying geospatial concepts and techniques to the research agendas of faculty and students, will enhance curricula, and support research innovation across the University relating to spatial, numerical and visual thinking. The librarian will design and deliver consulting services to faculty and students using spatial data in a wide range of units across the University, and will collaborate with other units providing GIS support.

The Librarian will work closely with Data Management Services Librarian, the Digital Humanities Librarian, the Head of Teaching and Learning, the Collection Strategist, and others throughout University Libraries to increase understanding of geospatial data issues pertaining to research and teaching throughout the Libraries and on campus at large. The librarian will be responsible for developing, curating, teaching and assessing geospatial data collections and associated software for their use in enhancing course development and research innovation. The Librarian will report to the Head of Research Services and be part of the University Libraries' Research Commons (http://library.osu.edu/researchcommons).

The Librarian will be committed to advancing efforts to foster diversity and inclusion in the library, the university, and in professional contexts. The Librarian will have a capacity to thrive in a changing work environment and fulfill position expectations as outlined below.

Responsibilities:

  • Enhance the robust GIS program based on analysis of constituent needs throughout the University.
  • Market and promote the GIS program in context of other value-added services provided by the Libraries.
  • Build on OSUL's strength in instruction and classroom engagement across the University to promote curricular enhancements for both in person and online instruction focused on spatial and visual thinking.
  • Support data visualization activities by promoting techniques associated with specialized, evolving data tools for spatial applications.
  • Engage with other campus units with geospatial and statistical services such as OSU's Enterprise GIS program and the Center for Urban and Regional Analysis (CURA).
  • Collaborate with the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry and the Honors and Scholars program as well as other teaching and learning partners across the University, in order to promote the GIS program for student research projects.
  • Work closely with the Data Management Services Librarian, the Digital Humanities Librarian, subject librarians, the Data Visualization Specialist, and others in University Libraries to increase understanding of geospatial and data issues pertaining to research and teaching.
  • Anticipate and respond to users' research and information needs throughout the research lifecycle.
  • Represent the Libraries at consortial, specifically Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA), and other meetings concerning geospatial data issues.

Required Qualifications:

  • An ALA-accredited master's degree or a comparable graduate degree from a non-US university (reviewed on a case-by-case basis) with evidence of a strong background in GIS, or a terminal degree in a relevant geospatial field with evidence of experience in information or knowledge management and services.
  • Demonstrated ability with desktop and web GIS and mapping software (such as ArcGIS, QGIS, Google Earth, Carto) and experience with its applications in research and
  • Knowledge of the organization of information and of scholarship in spatial and numerical
  • Commitment to librarianship, scholarship, and service, which are required criteria to meet University and University Libraries requirements for promotion and tenure. https://library.osu.edu/document-registry/docs/356/stream.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with common subscription databases including geospatial data, such as Social Explorer, PolicyMap, and Data-Planet.
  • Experience collecting, analyzing, and incorporating stakeholder feedback for actionable recommendations for program adjustments.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver instruction and support literacy within geospatial courses and curricula.

Discover Ohio State:

The Ohio State University's campus in Columbus is the stage for academic achievement and a laboratory for innovation. The University's main campus is one of America's largest and most comprehensive. As Ohio's best and one of the nation's top-20 public universities, Ohio State is further recognized by a top-rated academic medical center and a premier cancer hospital and research center. As a land-grant university, Ohio State has a physical presence throughout the state, with campuses and research centers located around Ohio.

The Ohio State University Libraries is here to support students, scholars, Buckeyes and beyond advancing research, teaching, and learning. We offer educational resources, services, and expertise that opens minds and forwards equity, inclusion, and diversity in the pursuit and sharing of knowledge. Learn about our strategic directions.

Libraries' greatest resource is our faculty and staff. Their expertise produces value beyond the collections and their commitment to continual improvement and innovation is one of the most significant ways University Libraries meets the diverse and evolving information needs of university students, faculty, staff, alongside scholars throughout Ohio and the world.

We provide convenient, ubiquitous resources and services - accessible from your home or office, inside one of our welcoming facilities or wherever your scholarly pursuits lead you. University Libraries gives you access to deep research collections, an extensive offering of online resources, and distinctive special collections of exceptional quality. Our facilities offer work spaces designed to facilitate diverse learning styles and research methods.

As a global leader, The Ohio State University and the Libraries are actively engaged in local, statewide, national, and international initiatives to help shape the future of academic research libraries. These activities and the innovations that result enhance our ability to acquire, manage, and preserve emerging information resources, support knowledge creation, and enable its effective transmission to future learners. Additional information about The Ohio State University Libraries is available at http://library.osu.edu.

Appointment:

This is a full-time, permanent, 12-month appointment. For appointment as a tenure-track faculty member, the candidate will be required to meet university and Libraries requirements for promotion and tenure. Salary, position type, and faculty rank are dependent on qualifications and experience.

Benefits:

All of the benefits available to you reflect Ohio State's commitment to provide high-quality, affordable plans and represent a significant component of your total rewards for working at Ohio State. The University offers competitive benefits in the form of 22 days of vacation, 15 days sick leave, 10 holidays, medical, dental, vision, long-term disability insurance, and life insurance at 2.5 times one's annual salary. State and alternative retirement choices are also available. For a summary of benefits, see:

https://hr.osu.edu/new-employees/benefits-overview

Join Us!

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications received by June 24, 2018. Please send cover letter, CV, references, and salary requirements to Randall McKenzie, mckenzie.87@osu.edu. Please include Geospatial Information Librarian in the subject field.

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

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Library Director, Wilmette Public Library, Wilmette, IL

"Shaping the Future"-if this speaks to you, the Wilmette Public Library (IL) invites you to apply for the Library Director position. Be a part of a Library that has re-envisioned its future through its 2018-2021 Strategic Plan. The next Director will pioneer library services and programs into the future, shaping the strategic plan, while preserving valued traditions. The Wilmette Public Library, governed by a seven-member Board of Trustees, is an active, vital piece of the Wilmette community. Serving more than 27,000 residents, the Library has 18,000 active cardholders, an operating budget of $5.5 million dollars, and nearly 100 staff members. More than 1,000 people visit the library each day and the library circulates more than 700,000 items annually. The ideal candidate is a team-builder with a track record of leading libraries through times of transition, implementing new technologies, and connecting staff, board, and other stakeholders. The Library values both innovation and tradition, and the Board seeks a candidate who can integrate new initiatives and services into a respected and beloved community institution.

Wilmette, located alongside Lake Michigan, is a vibrant community that values education and lifelong-learning, and is highly invested in library service. The community has deep ties to culture, arts, and life-long learning, benefiting from local theater groups, an involved arts community, being two suburbs north of Chicago, and nearby Northwestern University. Recreational opportunities include twenty parks and swimming/sailing beaches, lively shopping and excellent restaurants. In 2015, Wilmette was ranked the best place to live in Illinois based on a variety of factors including its low unemployment rate, median income, low housing vacancy rate, high education expenditures per student, low crime, and short commute times. For more information on the Library and Wilmette, please see Wilmette Links.

Responsibilities: The Director is responsible for implementing the Library's mission, overseeing Library operations, and providing leadership to staff. This position serves as the head of a 10-person leadership team, and will oversee Library operations including finances, personnel, facilities, services and programs. The Director will supervise the implementation and evaluation of current and future strategic plans. The Director reports to the Board of Trustees in accordance with policies set by the Board.

Compensation: A starting salary range of $110,000 - 135,000 (with placement negotiable, dependent upon experience and qualifications) and an exceptional fringe benefits package.

For more information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates. To start the application process, send a cover letter and resume as Word or PDF attachments to Karen Miller on or before the closing date of July 15, 2018.

Requirements

Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include a Master's in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program and a minimum of five years of professional progressively responsible work with three years in a leadership role. The successful candidate will also have a demonstrated record of coaching and mentorship, budgeting and finance, facilities management, and an outstanding customer service philosophy. Experience as a director in a comparable library is preferred.

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Librarian, Lucidea, Woburn, MA

Lucidea is a global provider of content and information management software and services. Our products and services organize and deliver enterprise content, seamlessly integrate internal and external content sources and deploy business-critical information to corporate portals, intranets, extranets and the Web. Applications include content management, competitive intelligence, library, archives and records management, and litigation support and knowledge management. Lucidea products are known for their flexibility and ease of use and deployment.

Description:
We are seeking a full time Librarian to work in our Boston Office. You are a flexible, innovative and customer-focused individual. You will play a key role in our client services team both locally and internationally.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with our development team to help develop and test new functionality/features
  • Scope new project requirements
  • Product documentation
  • Stay abreast of the Library, KM industry issues and Lucidea products
  • Project Management of a variety of Internal and Client Projects
  • Provide both internal and external product support as a product expert

Requirements:

  • ALA accredited degree
  • Work independently with limited direction and within a team
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Excellent ability to analyze and solve problems, troubleshooting, deductive reasoning skills
  • Ability to clearly document customer issues, status and resolution
  • Knowledge of KM and library automation systems
  • Commitment to customer service
  • Working knowledge of CSS would be an advantage

Salary:

  • Salary commensurate with experience

Contact:
Please send your resume and accompanying letter to ehathway@lucidea.com
We thank all candidates for their applications; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Assistant Librarian, Systems & Development, World Maritime University, Malmö, Sweden

The World Maritime University (WMU) is a postgraduate and research university established in 1983 by the International Maritime Organization, the maritime agency of the United Nations. WMU offers M.Sc. and Ph.D. programmes, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Professional Development Courses (PDCs) with the highest standards in maritime and oceans education and training. WMU also has a highly respected research programme supported by specialized research groups across the maritime and ocean fields.

The Assistant Librarian position is located in the Faculty unit at WMU's headquarters in Malmö, Sweden.

The incumbent will work under the supervision of the University Librarian to provide library technical support for the university curriculum, faculty research and the research of the Global Ocean Institute; develop and maintain online systems for hosting, managing and sharing data and information services between university research projects and the maritime and oceans community, to include applicable government agencies and agencies of the United Nations, other universities and research institutes, and key partners in industry; follow emerging technologies and make recommendations of those that can be exploited to enhance the university's library services; and perform general library work as needed on behalf of a diverse student body and faculty.

As a member of the library professional staff at WMU, the incumbent will work to keep WMU positioned as an academic institution of excellence, help advance the institution and build its reputation in the relevant field of expertise.

The Assistant Librarian, Systems & Development, is expected, under the supervision of the University Librarian, to:

  • Manage continuous development cycle of library's public information portal based on emerging standards of authentication and authorization, and integration of third party databases and local resources via federated searching, data meshing, and/or social linking; enhance user interfaces as required using HTML, CSS, JavaScript and APIs.
  • Develop bespoke data and metadata storage solutions in support of University and Ocean Institute research.
  • Assist IT staff in managing library's cloud servers, databases, storage buckets, and Platform as a Service application code; provide primary system support for library applications, to include Integrated Library System, Library Web site, Unified Discovery Service, Identity services (Google SAML, Oauth and OpenAthens), URL Resolver, and digital repository.
  • Write automation scripts for statistical reporting, data migrations and batch modifications; write API and web scripts to link services and/or enhance interfaces to library systems.
  • Assist with reference and circulation duties, and take responsibility for one or more areas of collection development (e.g., Maritime Law, Shipping & Logistics, Port Management).
  • Provide classroom instruction in library technologies.
  • Collaborate with library and distance learning staffs to produce library training videos.
  • Serve as primary point of contact with library vendors for technological issues; advise university IT on library technology matters; assist in general university lT as needed.
  • Represent university library in library technology forums; participate in FOLIO and other library development communities.

This vacancy is open to male and female candidates. WMU seeks to increase the number of women at all levels and, therefore, qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply. WMU will make every effort to facilitate the employment of persons with disabilities.

The position offers an attractive salary (P1 Grade of the ICSC salary scale), free of income tax in Sweden, a benefits package and relocation expenses. Applicants must fill in the Personal History Form, which can be found at http://wmu.se/vacancies. Should send a letter of interest, a complete CV, and the contact information of three referees to Marco Batista, Head of Human Resources (mb@wmu.se). Deadline for Applications: 30 June 2018.

Requirements

Education

Master's degree in library, information, or computer science, or a bachelor's degree and four years' applicable experience.

Experience

Strong background in information science, data storage and retrieval, and web development in a library or research environment.

Essential

  • Strong programming skills in at least two of the following server-side languages: Python, PhP, Ruby, Perl, Java and/or Node.js.
  • Client-side programming experience using Javascript libraries and frameworks. ● Knowledge of one or more Open Source indexing systems (e.g., Solr, Sphinx, Zebra).
  • Proficiency in SQL and NoSQL data storage, retrieval and editing.
  • Proficiency in JSON and XML markup formats.
  • Proficiency in LAMP and MEAN stack deployment and administration.
  • Working knowledge of Dublin Core metadata, MARC and MARC.XML bibliographic and authority standards.
  • Experience with SAML, Oauth or other major authentication and authorization protocols.
  • Experience working in an academic library or research organization.

Desirable

  • Development experience using Platform as a Service and cloud-based microservices.
  • Working knowledge of YAZ, Z39.50, SRU, and OAI-PMH protocols. ● Google Apps Script writing experience.
  • Experience managing an Integrated Library System.
  • Interest in Big Data, Internet of Things and Blockchain technologies.

Languages

  • Excellent command of English both spoken and written.
  • Knowledge of another UN language would be an advantage.

Knowledge and skills

  • Excellent developer skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of library related software and services
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a professional library team.
  • Effective organizational skills to manage time and priorities in development and administrative duties as appropriate.
  • Ability to act as point of contact for patrons and vendors to troubleshoot library technical issues.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to demonstrate gender-sensitive and non-discriminatory behaviour and attitudes.
  • Ability to deal with administrative matters as appropriate to status and with reference to other colleagues within WMU.

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Executive Director, Garfield County Libraries, Rifle, CO

Garfield County Libraries
Rifle, Colorado

Executive Director
Annual salary range: $83,200 - $104,000
The library offers a comprehensive benefits package.
Application deadline: Monday, June 11, 2018

Garfield County is located in western Colorado, where outdoor recreation opportunities abound. It is home to the second largest designated wilderness area in Colorado, the world's largest mineral hot springs pool, and Hanging Lake, which was designated as a National Natural Landmark by the Secretary of the Interior in 2011. While rural, most towns are located on I-70 and have easy access to larger population centers. Garfield County is only an hour's drive from the world-class resorts of Aspen and Vail. Powered by natural resources, agriculture, tourism, and retail, Garfield County attracts people of all ages for work, retirement, and play. While located in Garfield County, the Garfield County Public Library District is a distinct entity separate from Garfield County government. This is a unique opportunity for a proven, visionary leader to have a significant impact on an exceptional library district and community, in partnership with a bright and committed staff.

Under the general direction of the Board of Trustees, the Executive Director plans, develops, directs, and leads the operations and activities of the Library District including recommending, implementing, and administering policy in support of the Library's mission, vision, and values. The ideal candidate will be a library champion capable of inspiring and advocating for an engaged community and a committed library staff; a relationship builder and effective communicator able to serve as the face of the libraries; a proven administrator capable of implementing a strategic plan and leading the charge for new funding; and a collaborative, trustworthy, and empathetic manager with a strong work ethic who can support a high-performing team with respect and openness. The Executive Director leads a team of 48 staff (includes 7 direct reports) and an operating budget of approximately $4.8 million.

A Master's degree in Library Science, Public Administration or Business Administration plus five to seven years of increasing levels of responsibility in public administration for a non-profit or governmental agency is required. Experience must have included managing a multi-branch or large, complex single library. Possession of a graduate library degree is preferred, as is experience working with a governing board or council. Preference will also be given to public administration experience in a library environment and to experience managing and successfully achieving ballot measures. Fluency in Spanish is desirable.

To apply for this rewarding position, please submit a cover letter, current salary and résumé (showing size of staff and budgets managed, and both years and months of current and prior employment dates), six work-related references and current salary. Apply and upload your materials by visiting: https://secure.cpshr.us/escandidate/JobDetail?ID=346

For additional information about this position, please contact:
Gloria Timmons
CPS HR Consulting
Tel: 916 471-3461

To view an online brochure for this position visit: www.cpshr.us/search
Garfield County Libraries website: www.gcpld.org

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Associate Director, Reese Library, Augusta University, Augusta, GA

Job ID# 14293

Position# 10737

University Libraries, Reese Library, Summerville Campus

The University Libraries at Augusta University are building a team of collaborative, forward-thinking colleagues dedicated to providing excellent services to students, faculty, and community. The primary focus of this non-tenure track faculty position is to serve as Associate Director of Reese Library, serving a primarily undergraduate campus of Augusta University. The successful candidate will be technologically sophisticated, committed to problem solving, collegial, and dedicated to building the university into a comprehensive research university. The position oversees management of the unit, supervising approximately 25 faculty and staff.

Working under the supervision of the Director of University Libraries, the Associate Director of Reese Library will be a member of the Director's Leadership Team that assumes responsibility for collaborative leadership, management, and decision making. The Reese Library Associate Director will play an active role in defining and implementing the strategic goals for advancing library programs and services in support of the university's rapidly evolving research, education, and public service mission.

Responsibilities

  • Work with the Director of Libraries and other campus administrators, students, faculty, and staff to ensure the highest levels of professional library services and academic support.
  • Recruit, develop, and retain qualified and engaged academic support employees.
  • Support the library faculty in their teaching, research, and student learning objectives.
  • Promote the use of library facilities and resources, recognizing that Reese Library exists within national, university, and local communities.
  • Maintain a strong library assessment and evaluation environment and lead the library in strategic planning activities.
  • Oversee the Reese Library budget, following Board of Regents and Augusta University standards.
  • Seek out and apply for additional funding opportunities such as national grants.
  • Serve the university on campus, regional, and national committees, including accreditation efforts.
  • Participate in shared governance.

Minimum Requirements

  • American Library Association (ALA)-accredited Master's degree.
  • Proven leadership skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Ability to manage and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to build positive working relationships with University Libraries' faculty and staff, as well as other University departments.
  • Clear understanding of emerging technologies and their application into the services and administration of the library.
  • Understanding of issues and trends within undergraduate higher education.
  • Extensive experience with integrated library systems.
  • 5 years post-MLIS progressively responsible experience.

Note: The final candidate will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree in the form of a transcript.

Highly Desirable

  • Advanced degree.
  • Library instruction/reference experience.
  • Knowledge of management of a Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP).
  • Experience with Ex Libris Alma.
  • Ability to analyze statistical reports and make evidence-based recommendations.
  • Experience with policy development.

Other Information

Generous benefits include a competitive health package, Tuition Assistance Program, campus wellness facilities, Perks at Work discount program, Teachers' Retirement System, and other retirement options. Support for professional development is also available.

Augusta is a vibrant community with an affordable cost of living. Schools in the area are desirable and include several magnet schools. Augusta University is developing a new Cyber Institute in town in partnership with the local Army base. Augusta hosts the annual Masters Golf Tournament as well as an annual ironman competition. It also has a lively arts community and is the home of the Greenjackets minor league baseball team, an affiliate of the San Francisco Giants. Augusta is near other attractive communities to visit such as Atlanta, Savannah, Columbia, SC and Asheville, NC.

How to Apply

In order to be formally considered for employment at Augusta University, applications must be submitted electronically at https://www.augusta.edu/hr/jobs/faculty/and must include a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, and names of three professional references.

Salary range is $75,000-$85,000 and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Review of applications will begin June 4, 2018.

To update your CV or provide additional information after you have applied online, please scan and email this information to Ginny Durham at vidurham@augusta.edu. The subject line of your email should include the Job ID number and title of the position for which you applied.

EEO/AA Statement

Augusta University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. It is the policy of the University to recruit, hire, train, promote, and educate persons without regard to age, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Conditions of Employment

This position is also responsible for promoting a customer friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and-family-centered care institution, where employees partner everyday with patients and families for success."

All candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review.

Augusta University is a tobacco free environment and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

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Librarian, Westfield Middle School, Westfield, MA

Westfield Public Schools has an opening for a middle school librarian. Information may be found here:

JOB SUMMARY:
Under the direction of authorized administrators shall:

  1. Be responsible (with involvement of faculty in recommendations) for the selection and processing of all print and non-print materials, computer software, and updating the collection as well as telecommunication needs
  2. Provide each student with an enriched library environment containing a wide variety and range of materials that will incite intellectual probing, growth, and to aid all students in acquiring the skills needed to take full advantage of library resources
  3. Assist faculty in the selection and location of materials and operation of technology as well as training staff who shall assist in this objective
  4. Advise the school administration concerning the effective supervision, utilization, and maintenance of the library, and developing necessary budgets. 
  5. Work with teachers in planning those assignments likely to lead to extended use of the technology and library resources
  6. Help students to develop habits of independent reference work and to develop skill in use of reference materials along with the technology in relation to planned assignments
  7. Inform teachers and other staff members concerning new materials the library acquires
  8. Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the building principal or the Superintendent of Schools

REPORTS TO: Building Principal

Salary and terms of employment will be commensurate with the Westfield Public Schools Unit A contract. Salary placement will be based on information contained in the application as submitted.

Performance on this job will be evaluated in accordance with the provisions of the Westfield School Committee policy on evaluation.

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Acquisitions Librarian, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

The Ohio State University seeks a pro-active and analytical Acquisitions Librarian for a tenure-track faculty appointment. The Acquisitions Librarian leads the business processes for acquiring library resources for general collections, Special Collections, and Area Studies. This role has an emphasis on one-time and profile-based transactions that do not require distinct licenses. The Acquisitions Librarian develops efficient and effective practices to support the evolving environment of collection development and acquisitions. Works under the direction of the Acquisitions and Discovery Strategist and collaboratively across University Libraries to develop innovative processes throughout the lifecycle of library collections.

The Acquisitions Librarian will join the University Libraries during an exciting period of pivotal transition as we implement a new strategic plan aligned with the University's priorities. University Libraries is actively building a new discovery environment to ensure a user-centered experience of seamless discovery, access, and delivery of library resources.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the acquisition of monographs (including firm order e-books) and tangible materials for the collections using one-time, approval, and use-driven collections budgets. Develop and manage efficient workflows. Integrate acquisitions with cataloging workflows, including vendor services and rapid copy cataloging.
  • Ensure that resources are acquired in a timely, fiscally responsible, and effective manner that complies with University legal and financial policies and requirements.
  • Develop and sustain productive relationships with internal and external agents in the business cycle, including campus fiscal offices, multiple library consortia, and vendors.
  • Monitor contracts and evaluate services.
  • Engage as member of the leadership team of the Acquisitions and Discovery program to optimize access to library collections. Partners with stakeholders, particularly the Collections Strategist and Electronic Resources Officer, to advance the goals of the Libraries.
  • Manage staffing resources in the unit.
  • Participate actively on library-wide committees, task forces and teams, and represents the University Libraries in consortial partnerships, including OhioLINK and Big Ten Academic Alliance.
  • Contribute to developments in the field of acquisitions librarianship through active professional engagement and research, presenting and publishing in appropriate venues.

Discover Ohio State:

For 147 years, The Ohio State University's campus in Columbus has been the stage for academic achievement and a laboratory for innovation. It's where friendships are forged. It's where rivalries and revelry are born.

The University's main campus is one of America's largest and most comprehensive. As Ohio's best and one of the nation's top-20 public universities, Ohio State is further recognized by a top-rated academic medical center and a premier cancer hospital and research center. As a land-grant university, Ohio State has a physical presence throughout the state, with campuses and research centers located around Ohio.

University Libraries promotes innovative research and creative expression, advances effective teaching, curates and preserves information essential for scholarship and learning at Ohio State, and shares knowledge and culture with the people of Ohio, the nation, and the world. Our libraries provide access to deep research collections, an extensive offering of online resources available anytime anywhere, and special collections of exceptional quality and distinction. University Libraries participates actively in OhioLINK and Big Ten Academic Alliance. Additional information about The Ohio State University Libraries is available at http://library.osu.edu.

Appointment:

This position is a full-time, permanent, 12-month appointment. For appointment as a tenure-track faculty member, the candidate will be required to meet university and University Libraries requirements for promotion and tenure. Salary, position type, and faculty rank are dependent on qualifications and experience.

Benefits:

All of the benefits available to you reflect Ohio State's commitment to provide high-quality, affordable plans and represent a significant component of your total rewards for working at Ohio State. The University offers competitive benefits in the form of 22 days vacation, 15 days sick leave, 10 holidays, medical, dental, vision, long-term disability insurance, and life insurance at 2.5 times one's annual salary. State and alternative retirement choices are also available. For a summary of benefits, see:

https://hr.osu.edu/new-employees/benefits-overview

Join Us!

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications received by June 17, 2018. Please send cover letter, CV, references, and salary history and requirements to Randall McKenzie at mckenzie.87@osu.edu. Please include "Acquisitions Librarian" in the subject field.

Contact Information: Randall McKenzie, Human Resources Specialist, 1858 Neil Avenue Mall, Columbus, OH 43210, 614-292-6133.

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

Requirements

Required Qualifications:

  • An ALA-accredited master's degree, a master's degree with specialization in archives, a master's degree in museum studies or a comparable graduate degree in one of the above fields from a non-U.S. university, reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging issues, trends, workflows, business models and best practices in the changing landscape of library acquisitions, gained through at least two years of experience.
  • Experience with applying institutional rules and regulations for procurement.
  • Experience in project planning, workflow development, and/or writing documentation.
  • Ability to work effectively and creatively in a collaborative and complex environment.
  • Excellent analytical skills, including complex problem solving.
  • Commitment to the Libraries' values of discovery, connection, equity, integrity, and stewardship.
  • Commitment to librarianship, scholarship, and service which are required criteria to meet University and University Libraries requirements for promotion and tenure.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience contributing to library consortia activities.
  • Success in leading change initiatives.
  • Success in reviewing workflows and redeveloping work.
  • Experience managing contracts.
  • Experience developing productive vendor relationships.
  • Experience with batch loading records.
  • Experience hiring, training, assessing employees.
  • Knowledge of electronic resources lifecycle.
  • Reading knowledge of language(s) in addition to English.

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Head of the Government Information Library, University of Colorado Boulder Libraries, Boulder, CO

The University of Colorado Boulder Libraries invites applications from collaborative and innovative candidates for the position of Head of the Government Information Library. This tenure track position reports to the Director of Social Sciences and will lead the Government Information Library unit. The Head of the Government Information Library will be the primary contact for the Selective Depository Libraries in the state, provide FDLP outreach, public access, support services, and serve as the primary liaison to the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) in matters relating to the Libraries' service as a Regional Federal Depository Library. Day to day responsibilities include direct supervision, general Government Information reference assistance, instruction, specialized research consultations, and collaboration in the development and management of the Government Information collection. A significant part of the responsibilities of this position include research and creative work and service in keeping with the tenure standards of the University of Colorado Boulder.

Appointment and Salary:

Successful candidates will be appointed as full-time (12 month), tenure-stream faculty members. Rank will depend upon professional experience. Salary will be commensurate with experience and consistent with ARL averages for similar positions. Benefits include 22 working days of vacation, ten paid holidays, liberal sick leave, university group health care plans, group life insurance, TIAA-CREF administered retirement/annuity, and support for scholarly/professional activities. Tenured librarians are eligible for sabbatical leave.

Application Process:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. It is recommended that applications be submitted by June 8, 2018, in order to receive full consideration. Application must be made online at CU Careers (posting 13660) and must include a letter of application specifically addressing qualifications for the position; CV or resume; and names with postal addresses, email, and telephone numbers of three references. Questions may be directed to Dylan Wiersma, Search Coordinator. The full position description can be viewed at https://www.colorado.edu/libraries/jobs-opportunities.

Direct Link to Apply: https://cu.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=13660&lang=en

The University of Colorado Boulder is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building and retaining a diverse workforce to offer students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of developing and learning. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at hr-ada@colorado.edu.

The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin. The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and, when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history.

About the University and Libraries:

As the flagship University of a multi-campus system in the State of Colorado, CU Boulder is a dynamic community of scholars and learners situated on one of the most beautiful college campuses in the country. As one of 34 U.S. public institutions belonging to the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU)--and the only member in the Rocky Mountain region--we have a proud tradition of academic excellence, with five Nobel laureates and more than 50 members of prestigious academic academies.

CU-Boulder has blossomed in size and quality since we opened our doors in 1877--attracting superb faculty, staff, and students and building strong programs in the sciences, engineering, business, law, arts, humanities, education, music, and many other disciplines.

Today, with our sights set on becoming the standard for the great comprehensive public research universities of the new century, we strive to serve the people of Colorado and to engage with the world through excellence in our teaching, research, creative work, and service. The University Libraries faculty and staff are diverse, talented, and passionate people who share this vision and mission. Librarians participate at all levels of the campus and hold full faculty status and rank. The Libraries, a member of the Association of Research Libraries, holds the largest collection in the Rocky Mountain region with over 12 million books, periodicals, government publications, audiovisual materials, microforms, maps, manuscripts, papers and computer-based resources. The Libraries faculty and staff collaborate internally, with colleagues beyond the campus, and with our clients to advance information literacy, intellectual freedom, lifelong learning, the disciplinary growth of information, and the amplification of knowledge.

About Boulder, Colorado:

Boulder and the surrounding area is known as one of the best places to live because of its spectacular setting, acres of open space, and vibrant atmosphere. At 5,430 feet above sea level, acres of vast open space entwine into Boulder's cityscape nestled into the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Home to approximately 90,000 residents, Boulder has a mild, dry climate with more than 300 days of sunshine per year. Boulder offers activities for every interest. Over 80 miles of pedestrian and bike paths, as well as a convenient bus system, provide transportation around town and to the Denver metropolitan area. Photographers, music lovers, rock climbers, Olympians, artists, and others are drawn to this great city because of its scenic beauty, vibrant culture, and fabulous amenities. Boulder is just three hours from 11 ski resorts, 40 minutes from Denver, and moments from 43,000 acres of open space and trails.

Requirements:

Please address each of these qualifications in your application materials:

  • Ability to cultivate and advocate for an environment of diversity and inclusion.
  • Master's degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent.
  • Understanding of the Federal Depository Library Program.
  • Experience working with government documents.
  • Knowledge of bibliographic control policies and standards for government publications.
  • Leadership, initiative, and project management skills.
  • Knowledge of current trends in academic and scholarly resource management, including digital projects.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
  • Potential for research, scholarly work, and professional service.

Desirable Qualifications:

Evidence of any of the following will enhance a candidacy:

  • Experience working with faculty, staff, students, administrators, or the general public in a government information setting.
  • Coursework or experience in collection management.
  • Experience in reference and instruction.
  • Ability to foster working partnerships with academic departments and other units across campus communities.
  • Experience in the design and implementation of new services or technologies into information services.
  • Knowledge of trends in scholarly communication and open access.

 

Job Information
  • Boulder, Colorado, 80309, United States
  • 41168027
  • May 18, 2018
  • Head of the Government Information Library
  • University of Colorado Boulder Libraries
  • Academic/Research (College/University)
  • Government Documents
  • Full-Time
  • Indefinite
  • Master's Degree
  • 0-1 Year
  • None

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    Public Services Director, Dayton Metro Library, Dayton, OH

    Public Services Director

    Dayton Metro Library

    It is an exciting time to be part of the Dayton Metro Library Team! DML is in the process of renovating or replacing all branch facilities and the Main Library thanks to a $187 million bond issue. We are halfway through our building plan, with 8 more branches to come online in the next few years. DML has two Public Services Directors who report to the Deputy Executive Director. Each oversees one half of our branches. We are seeking an enthusiastic, collaborative, self-aware, professional leader who values and understands the Library's contribution to our communities. The successful candidate will possess excellent communication, management and advocacy skills. This leader will have a superb track record of building and sustaining outstanding teams by providing effective coaching to staff and guidance through change. We invite you to visit http://www.daytonmetrolibrary.org to discover all of our amazing initiatives and activities!

     

    Essential Job Duties

    • Establishes goals and objectives for public service and public services managers that support the Library's mission.
    • Hires, supervises, coaches and monitors the development and utilization of public service managers as assigned. Prepares annual performance appraisals as scheduled.
    • Regularly meets with direct reports and visits agencies to provide leadership to managers and staff, to evaluate services, and to ensure the efficient, effective delivery of services to patrons. Analyzes requests and problems and presents recommendations to Deputy Executive Director. Serves as the primary channel of communication between the Deputy Executive Director and public service staff.
    • Acts as a leader to facilitate change. Works with public services managers to create positive change management. Maintains a current knowledge of operations.
    • Develops and maintains rapport with community organizations. Serves on local committees and acts as a liaison to community organizations. Identifies library needs in the community, and works with public services managers to establish priorities and programs for diverse populations to meet these needs.
    • Ensures the establishment, preparation and implementation of assigned budgets.
    • Works with non-public service managers and administrators to ensure support of public services, provision of needed equipment and services, maintenance of facilities and security.
    • Assists with system-wide decision making through consistent information sharing, regular attendance at manager's meetings and service on committees. Serves as a member of the Deputy Executive Director's cabinet. Participates in the determination of overall administrative policies.
    • Implements Library policies and procedures at the department level. Participates in policy revision and in the formulation of policies and procedures. Interprets Library policies to staff with a patron-responsive management perspective.

    Requirements
    • Ability to plan, schedule, and oversee operations and personnel of the assigned locations.
    • Thorough knowledge of professional principles, practices, and methods of library science and administration.
    • Knowledge and familiarity with adult, children, and young adult, print, non-print and electronic materials and information resources.
    • Knowledge of management principles required to coordinate a system-wide function.
    • Ability to hire, train, evaluate, motivate and lead staff.
    • Ability to prepare and administer budgets.
    • Valid Ohio driver's license and acceptable motor vehicle record required
    • MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited program required
    • Four to ten years of increasingly responsible experience at a professional level that includes work in branch and extension services with a minimum of three years supervisory experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

    For first consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three employment references to Jennifer Kadel at careers@daytonmetrolibrary.org by June 1, 2018.

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    State Librarian, State Library of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC

    The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources seeks a visionary, energetic leader to serve as State Librarian at the State Library of North Carolina.

    This position is located at the State Library of North Carolina, in the Archives and History/State Library Building at 109 East Jones Street in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina.

    Agency and Division Information:
    The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources' (DNCR) vision is to be the leader in using the state's natural and cultural resources to build the social, cultural, educational, and economic future of North Carolina. Our mission is to improve quality of life by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries, and nature throughout North Carolina. The Department works to stimulate learning, inspire creativity, preserve the state's history, conserve the state's natural heritage, encourage recreation and cultural tourism, and promote economic development. Our goal is to promote equity and inclusion among our employees and our programming to reflect and celebrate our state's diverse population, culture, and history by expanding engagement with diverse individuals and communities. We encourage you to apply to become a part of our team.

    The State Library of North Carolina (SLNC) is the principal library of state government, with a mission to build the capacity of all libraries in North Carolina and to provide access to specialized collections for its residents. The State Library is comprised of three major programs: the Government and Heritage Library (GHL), the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH), and Library Development (LD).

    The GHL provides services and information related to North Carolina government, history, demographics, statistics, and cultural heritage. It is the permanent repository for state agency publications and collects, preserves, and provides public access to current and historical state publications in print and digital formats. The GHL consists of two units, Content and Information Delivery (reference, access, education and outreach, and digital information management services), and Content Management and Access (cataloging, collection development, State Publications Clearinghouse, and acquisitions). The GHL is a member of NC Cardinal, a consortium of North Carolina public libraries that share an online catalog and integrated library system (ILS), and share resources with member libraries.

    The North Carolina Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NCLBPH) provides library programs and services to North Carolinians who cannot read standard print due to a visual or physical disability. The NCLBPH is a part of the network of regional libraries operated by the Library of Congress National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) that performs the functions of a public library. The library circulates 500,000 volumes annually to over 12,000+ eligible patrons through special deposit collections in libraries, hospitals, rest homes, and other institutions and the direct delivery of specially designed playback equipment and books and magazines in large print, Braille, and audio formats to individuals directly free of charge via U.S. Mail. The library manages a volunteer services program, records local North Carolina publications and magazines for circulation, publishes and distributes quarterly library newsletters, and sponsors reading and other library programs and a descriptive video service with support from the Friends of the NCLBPH.

    The Library Development section provides statewide programs, services and resources for the entire library community in North Carolina. Library Development works to fulfill the vision of the State Library of North Carolina in which all North Carolinians have access to exceptional services and to the information resources they need to achieve their personal, educational and professional goals by thoughtful and well researched administration of statewide projects, programs, special grant programs, library networks, and public library support.

    The Role:
    The State Librarian serves as the primary representative of the State Library of North Carolina and as a representative for libraries across the state. As such, this position works and collaborates with different library types across North Carolina, including public, academic (public and independent), community college, and special. The position also represents North Carolina with the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies and is an ex officio member of the NC LIVE Governance Committee and North Carolina Library Association Executive Board. The State Librarian is DNCR's principal representative to the State Library Commission, serves as the primary liaison to public library directors and other members of the North Carolina library community and collaborates with state and local government officials and their staff. The State Librarian works closely with other Divisions within the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, as well as with other state agencies, including the Department of Public Instruction, Department of Commerce, and Department of Information Technology. As such, this position regularly attends local, state, regional and national meetings to represent the State Library and North Carolina libraries. Specific duties include:

    State Library Director:

    • Initiating and carrying out strategic planning for the State Library, including the establishment of a long-term vision for the State Library and its programs within the context of the rapidly changing environment of digital media.
    • Establishing goals and objectives for the State Library to efficiently carry out its mission, meeting its mandated functions, and effectively serving state government and the people of North Carolina.
    • Contributing to the departmental strategic plan to ensure that the role of the State Library is incorporated into the overall mission of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.
    • Establishing, interpreting and communicating State Library policies and procedures.
    • Directing the organizational development of the State Library in times of varying funding levels, ensuring a balanced and effective organizational structure with trained staff to support its mission.
    • Ensuring that library programs and staffing reflect established and newly evolving library technologies, programs and procedures, and leads change to ensure that the State Library continues to provide innovative, user-driven library resources and services over time.
    • Establishing and carrying out a statewide communication program to promote State Library programs, resources, and services through appearances, written reports, webinars and use of social media as needed.

    Strategic Leadership for North Carolina Libraries

    • Providing strategic leadership of collaborative and statewide programs for the various types of libraries within the State.
    • Determining eligibility requirements for State Aid and State Library services through the rulemaking process; updates NC Administrative Code governing State Library programs as necessary.
    • Serving as ex-officio member and Secretary of the State Library Commission; guiding the development of statewide library policy and public library standards through the Commission and its various committees.
    • Ensuring that the State's public libraries are directed by fully qualified professional librarians through support of the North Carolina Public Librarian Certification Commission.
    • Working with local government at the county and municipal level to ensure the effective establishment and development of public libraries in North Carolina.
    • Informing and advising the Secretary of Cultural Resources on library issues of statewide importance.
    • Establishing partnerships and effective working relationships with national organizations (American Library Association, Institute of Museum & Library Services, Chief Officers of State Library Agencies, Lyrasis); with state organizations (North Carolina Library Association, North Carolina Public Library Directors Association, Friends of North Carolina Public Libraries, NC LIVE); and with other library support organizations including public library trustees and friends groups at the local level.
    • Preparing and delivering speeches and other presentations regarding issues of importance to North Carolina libraries at international, national, regional, state and local conferences and programs.
    • Advocating for public library funding and the development of libraries in North Carolina in conjunction with the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources Legislative Liaison.
    • Advocating for federal funding for libraries through National Library Legislative Day in Washington, D.C.

    Human Resources and Fiscal Management

    • Supervising the Government and Heritage Library Director, the Library Development Director, the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Director, and the Assistant State Librarian; monitors work performance and administers performance management system according to procedures and schedules.
    • Overseeing the supervision of over 60 State Library employees located in two facilities in Raleigh; leading planning and implementation of organizational development, including organizational structure; staffing level requirements; reduction in force, and other aspects of human resource management;
    • Overseeing the management of fiscal resources to ensure program funds are used effectively and neither over nor under expended; leading planning for the State Library's budget and the federal Grants to States allotment.
    • Administering State Aid to Public Libraries, including the development of eligibility requirements to ensure public libraries meet basic standards and the implementation of a distribution formula that meets the mandate to equalize library services across North Carolina.
    • Administering the allocation and distribution of State Aid allotments to regional, county and municipal public libraries in North Carolina; ensuring that all reporting and audit requirements are met.
    • Administering the federal Institute of Museum & Library Services (IMLS) Grants to States Program annual allotment under the auspices of the Library Services & Technology Act (LSTA); ensures that North Carolina meets all eligibility requirements, determines the uses of federal library funds through the preparation of the required Five-Year Plan, and conducts the required Five-Year Evaluation.
    • Overseeing statewide LSTA-funded programs carried out by the State Library as well as the administration of the State Library's annual competitive grant program available to all eligible public, academic and school libraries in North Carolina.
    • Applying for and overseeing the administration of grant funds from other organizations such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and federal agencies such as the National Endowment for the Humanities. Supervising the Assistant State Librarian who serves as the State Library's Chief Operating Officer.
    Requirements

    Candidate Profile:
    The State Librarian is a visionary leader who is dynamic, collaborative, innovative, and knowledgeable about the challenges and opportunities that exist within diverse library communities and the different roles libraries play in the solutions, especially as they pertain to rural communities. The ideal candidate is a strong communicator who can provide leadership and strategic thinking for the SLNC and its three sections. He or she values and regards diversity and will represent the needs and interests of a variety of people and backgrounds for libraries and communities in North Carolina. The successful candidate will have knowledge and understanding of:

    • Practices and trends in library and information science and in management and administration, issues experienced by public, academic, community college, and special libraries, issues facing urban, suburban, and rural communities within North Carolina.
    • Developing and maintaining collaborative relationships with local, state, and national organizations to facilitate the accomplishment of project or institutional goals. 
    • The role the State Library plays in assisting and advising regional, county, municipal public library systems across the state and the local governments that support them.
    • Implications and impact of decisions made by the State Library on libraries in North Carolina and their local communities.
    • Promoting library services for all citizens of North Carolina at the local, state and national levels.

    The successful candidate will also have skills and abilities with:

    • Creating strategic and long-range plans for a library, library consortium, or related organization, planning and implementing short and long-term change initiatives in the context of rapidly evolving technologies, complex library services, or challenges such as reorganization or funding changes.
    • Project planning, management, and evaluation to develop innovative, user-oriented library services.
    • Extensive leadership experience working with small rural libraries to large organizations.
    • Writing documents such as white papers and reports on complex issues unique to library and information science that effectively articulate issues, describe alternative actions, and provide recommendations.
    • Delivering speeches and presentations that clearly and concisely present complex and technical information regarding library and information science to audiences with varying levels of technical knowledge.
    • Managing a highly educated workforce of professional and technical experts, and lead initiatives that create a collaborative and high-performance work environment.
    • Overseeing supervisors to ensure compliance with human resources regulations, policies and procedures.
    • Directing budget development, implementation, and management; and ensure compliance with policies and procedures.

    Required for the position:
    Master's degree in Library and Information Science, Library Science, and/or Information Resources and Library Science from an appropriately accredited institution and six years of experience as a professional librarian, three of which must have been in a supervisory capacity; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Degree must be received from appropriately accredited (ALA) institutions or regionally accredited programs in North Carolina.

    Management prefers ten years of experience as a professional librarian, with at least five in a leadership, managerial, or administrative capacity, experience working in more than one library type, and at least two years of involvement in a professional organization.

    Applications may be submitted at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/northcarolina/jobs/2085552/state-librarian?keywords=state%20librarian&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs or emailed directly to kim.campbell@ncdcr.gov.

    Selected candidate must complete a North Carolina state job application prior to hire. Applications must include a cover letter, three professional references, and a curriculum vitae that includes all relevant professional experience, professional organizations, committees, and other community involvement.

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    Assistant/Associate Museum Librarian, Reader Services, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NY

    The Thomas J. Watson Library in The Metropolitan Museum of Art is pleased to announce an opening for the position of Assistant/Associate Museum Librarian, Reader Services. This full-time position is a special opportunity to contribute to the success of an innovative and productive art library at a world-class museum while learning and applying new skills.

    The Assistant/Associate Museum Librarian, Reader Services takes the lead in managing public service functions that include circulation, stacks management, and collection storage. The Reader Services Librarian facilitates access to the collections by coordinating circulation and access policies for Met staff and outside researchers; manages collection storage and space utilization; ensures that effective security protocols are in place; and serves on a team that coordinates the preservation of the library's print collection. This position has a leadership role in delivering and developing reference and research services for Met staff and outside researchers; this includes training reference staff; leading instructional programs; scheduling service points; and active monitoring and ongoing assessment of reference and access services. This position requires high level competencies of print and online resources in art history and the humanities; strong commitment to public services coupled with a vision for using emerging technologies; and evidence based decision practices to develop and implement the highest standards of access and service.

    The work schedule for this position is Tuesday through Saturday, 9am-5pm.

    Requirements

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILIES & DUTIES:

    • Takes the lead in managing library operations related to the storage, maintenance and circulation of the libraries' physical collections; this includes managing and monitoring offsite storage (currently 300,000 items with 1,100 transactions per month and an additional 3,000 onsite circulation transactions per month).
    • Monitors and analyzes on and off-site collection storage needs and prepares recommendations for the most effective and economical strategies for collection storage.
    • Ensures effective access to and maintenance of departmental library collections.
    • Develops and maintains best practices and standards related to stacks maintenance and preservation in a large research library. Actively reviews local and national trends to improve efficiencies of stacks and storage operations.
    • Works closely with Book Conservation staff to ensure that the highest standards are maintained in the storage, security, and use of the collection; actively promotes guidelines and standards for the general care, handling and treatment of library materials.
    • Develops in depth knowledge of the circulation functions of the library system and its report generating functions. Analyzes circulation statistics, including collection use data; tracks collection use by museum staff and outside researchers, and provides regular reports.
    • Leads a team that manages an ongoing inventory of Watson Library's collections and works to resolve discrepancies in circulation records, e.g. books not on shelf, missing books, and provides regular status reports.
    • Compiles and analyzes visitor data and coordinates monthly reports on library use by museum staff and outside researchers.
    • Takes the lead in the development, evaluation, implementation, and continuing review of documentation policies and practices for access and reader services; creates training materials and opportunities to ensure excellent customer service; manages education and marketing materials on library resources and services.
    • Participates in the design of surveys and assessments and uses the abundant data available through the library system to improve efficiency and effectiveness of service; assesses needs of library researchers and opportunities for new programs and services by consulting with Museum staff and other researchers.
    • Supervises one full-time position and monitors all public service activities.
    • Provides scheduled reference service in Watson Library (approximately 12 hours per week) as well as research consultations for museum research staff and outside researchers; participates in the library's instruction programs and provides in-depth orientations and presentations for museum staff and for researchers from local institutions.
    • Participates in Nolen Library's reference service and related programs.
    • Works in close collaboration with the Florence and Herbert Irving Associate Chief Librarian to develop and implement programs for staffing service points in Watson and Nolen Library and ensures effective scheduling, monitoring, and continuous assessment and evaluation.
    • Engages in active outreach and marketing of library services and collections and develops presentations and programs for Met staff and other constituencies that highlight instructional programs, and general, special and digital collections.
    • Participates in the selection of print and online resources; works to ensure that the library has the appropriate resources to meet the needs of the staff; reviews usage data on a regular basis and consults with Museum staff and other researchers about their needs.
    • Contributes to the Library's social media efforts including writing blog posts.
    • Participates in Museum and library activities such as Teen's Take the Met, Friends of Watson Library programs and other programming that often take place in the evening.
    • Other related duties.

    REQUIREMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS:

    Experience and Skills:

    • Minimum of three to five years of supervisory and management experience in a research library required.
    • Three to five years of reference and instructional experience in an academic or research library required.
    • Ability to plan, manage, and oversee multiple projects, meet deadlines, and prioritize work in alignment with the strategic goals of the library required.
    • Strong quantitative and analytical skills and the demonstrated ability to gather and analyze data to inform policies and programs required.
    • A broad knowledge of scholarly resources in art history and the humanities including print and online reference resources, rare books and special collections, and digital collections and initiatives required.
    • Excellent communication skills and the ability to provide high quality reference services and to make presentations to a broad range of researchers from novice to advanced required.
    • Understanding of the evolving nature of the scholarly communication landscape and experience working with various content providers.
    • Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders including curatorial and research staff, fellows, and local academic programs required.
    • Experience or capacity for developing creative and entrepreneurial approaches to promoting and delivering reference, instruction, and outreach services.
    • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish positive and productive collaborations with library colleagues and museum staff required.
    • Experience working with content management systems and updating websites required.
    • Ability to adapt to changing organizational priorities and to evolving technological environments required.
    • The ideal candidate will have a strong sense of the future directions of research libraries and be able to articulate this in meaningful ways to colleagues, museum staff, outside researchers.
    • Solid understanding of Social Media platforms and how each platform can be deployed for specific objectives required.

    The Thomas J. Watson Library is the central research library of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Reflecting the depth and scope of the Museum's collection, the library collects scholarly material from the art of early antiquity to contemporary art. Like the Museum, the library's holdings are encyclopedic and global in nature and provide a broad range of research materials on Ancient Near Eastern, Egyptian, Greek and Roman, Asian, Islamic, European and American art. In addition to its extensive collection of monographs, exhibition catalogs and rare books, the library includes 150,000 auction and sale catalogs dating from the eighteenth century to the present day. Watson Library's staff of thirty eight adds nearly 20,000 volumes a year, manages a large collection of electronic resources, and continues to build its digital collections, now comprising over one million pages of online content.

    The Museum's library system includes The Robert Goldwater Library, covering the art of Africa, Oceania and the Americas; Nolen Library, providing materials for all ages on the history of art and also curriculum related material for teachers; The Lehman Collection Library, a collection on European painting and decorative arts; The Joyce F. Menschel Library in the Department of Photographs; The Onassis Library in the Department of Greek and Roman Art; The Irene Lewisohn Costume Reference Library; and the Cloisters Library for medieval art and related topics. The Museum's departmental libraries contribute to combined holdings of more than one million volumes, a collection unrivaled in depth and coverage for the history of art on a global scale.

    See http://www.metmuseum.org/watson to learn more about the Museum's libraries, including access policies and hours, and to connect to the libraries' catalog, Watsonline.

    For more information, click here.

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    Chief Executive Officer, The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, NY

    The Hyde Collection's Board of Directors is pleased to announce their search for the Hyde's next CEO.

    To continue The Hyde's successful momentum, the Board is looking for an accomplished nonprofit leader with significant CEO tenure(s) who:

    1. Must have a passion for the Arts;
    2. Is confident, competent and demonstrates mature leadership; highly effective with internal and external stakeholders at all levels supporting mutual success - employee, board, member and donor development;
    3. Can demonstrate consistently successful year-over-year financial and operational results for 7 years or more as the CEO of a $1 million-plus nonprofit on the growth curve;
    4. Is a successful development rainmaker with recurring / increasing fundraising results year over year; and
    5. Has dynamic written, verbal and interpersonal skills that produce strategic results - one-on-one, with / in front of small and large stakeholder groups as well as the media and the greater community.

    For more a more detailed job posting, requirements and to apply, please visit this link and email address respectively: https://tinyurl.com/y9p7j7wgand search@hydecollection.org.

    EOE - No phone calls, unsolicited third-party recruiter submissions or third-party recruiters, please.

    EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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    Evening Library Desk Clerk, Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, MA

    About Greenfield Community College:

    Greenfield Community College is located in the beautiful and historic Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts, between the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains and the fertile farmland of the Connecticut River watershed. GCC is a public community college serving over 4,800 people annually in credit courses and credit-free workshops. Known for the caring and supportive attitude of the faculty and staff, and for the broad support it enjoys from the surrounding community, the college is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. In addition to a strong Liberal Arts focus, the College offers a wide variety of innovative and successful programs including Gender and Women's Studies, Fine Arts, Nursing, Renewable Energy, and Outdoor Leadership, as well as varied learning environments, from traditional classrooms, to distance learning, peer tutoring, one-on-one faculty-student advising, workforce development, and learning communities that cater to specific needs and interests. Close to fifty percent of Greenfield Community College students transfer to four-year colleges, and it is Smith College's largest source of community college transfer students. Much of the College has undergone a multi-million dollar renovation that incorporates universal design principles to meet the needs of all our students. Greenfield Community College actively encourages and provides opportunities for leadership and professional development.


    Job Description:
    PAY RATE: $15.00 per hour; 18 hours per week from September 4, 2018 through May 17, 2019*

    START DATE: September 2018

    GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:

    The Nahman-Watson Library at Greenfield Community College seeks an engaged and service-oriented individual who enjoys working with students and collaborating with others on varied projects. This part-time position involves providing customer of service for the library including resolving student technology issues as well as providing circulation and basic reference functions.

    EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

    • Staff the library desk and interact with patrons in a friendly and professional manner
    • Provide circulation, reserves, and basic information services.
    • Assist students with technical issues, including occasional in-depth consultations.
    • Log all technical interactions for record keeping.
    • Troubleshoot problems with library technology, including printers.
    • Assist in the development of instructional materials and library publications.
    • Assist library staff with special projects.
    • Help keep the library clean, organized and stocked with supplies.
    • Close and secure the library per established procedures.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Requirements:
    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Associate's degree (A.A. or A.S.) from an accredited institution.
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Windows, Mac OS and Learning Management System (Moodle) and other current technologies.
    • Experience with computer hardware, including printers and scanners.
    • Ability to interact with students, faculty and staff in a courteous and professional manner.
    • Ability to work independently and with others in a collaborative environment.
    • Previous experience in customer service.

    DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Previous library work experience.
    • Experience in a community college setting.
    • Experience with Evergreen ILS.
    • Knowledge of HTML, CSS, and basic web design.
    • Experience in desktop publishing.

    Additional Information:
    EQUIVALENCY STATEMENT:
    Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them with the equivalent combination of education, training and experience required for the responsibilities of this position.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

    • This position will NOT work during the Winter Break (December 23, 2018-January 23, 2019) NOR during Spring Break Week (March 17-23, 2019). Normal hours are M-Th: 3:30-8:00 p.m.
    • Applications accepted up to and including June 20, 2018.
    • Applications received after June 20, 2018 MAY be considered until the position is filled.


    Application Instructions:
    In order to be considered for this position, you must submit your credentials online. Create a Greenfield Community College account by clicking on the APPLY NOW tab below. You will be able to upload the following documents, which are required for consideration:

    Resume

    • Cover letter
    • Contact information for 3 professional references
    • Successful completion of a CORI check may be required.

    See the FAQs for using our online system. Please contact us if you need assistance applying through this website.

    Already have a Greenfield Community College Employment Account? Login to your account to add documents or update your account.

    Greenfield Community College is proud to value diversity in our community of faculty, staff and students and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

    ACCREDITED BY THE NEW ENGLAND ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES

    To apply, click here.

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    Multiple Locations, SUNY Cortland, Cortland, NY

    Discovery Services Librarian

    POSITION: Full-time academic faculty tenure track senior assistant librarian to serve as a Discovery Services Librarian reporting to the Director of Libraries.

    RESPONSIBILITIES: Manages access, problem resolution, assessment, and discovery of all library technologies; ensures that the library's web presence is accurate, up-to-date, and accessible; Identifies training opportunities within the library regarding library technologies; creates usage reports to assist with collection management; serves as primary contact with internal departments and vendors concerning library technologies; provides reference services at a desk, via technology, and by appointment; and serves as a liaison to selected departments; provides general and specialized instruction to faculty and students in the department. Position may work evenings and weekends as appropriate.

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in Librarianship/Information Science from an ALA accredited program with one to two years of experience implementing, managing, and supporting integrated library systems, digital repositories and discovery tools; (e.g., Aleph, Alma, ILLiad, Primo, Ebsco Discovery Service, Digital Commons, link resolvers, EZProxy). Successful candidate must also have the ability to work successfully both as an active, collaborative team member and independently; possess familiarity with professional standards, best practices, and emerging technologies in libraries; and have a strong organizational and project management skills.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Academic library experience; knowledge of supporting electronic resource lifecycle activities; experience with reference service, collection development and/or instruction; and/or knowledge of application programming interfaces (API).

    THE COLLEGE AND COMMUNITY: SUNY Cortland is a comprehensive college within the State University of New York system and is known for its superb programs in speech-language pathology, teacher education, recreation, parks and leisure studies, health, physical education, and a number of leading liberal arts programs in the natural and social sciences as well as the arts and humanities. Our many programs are designed to support our commitment to civic responsibility, environmental responsibility, international education, professional education and social justice. More than 90 percent of SUNY Cortland's 7,200 undergraduate and graduate students gain hands-on experience through internships, volunteerism, civic engagement and study abroad. Its three schools - education, arts and sciences and professional studies - are committed to excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, service and international education.

    The campus is located in the geographic center of New York State and is a half-hour drive from Syracuse and Ithaca and four hours from New York City and Philadelphia. Situated in the beautiful Finger Lakes region, Cortland offers an array of regional cultural and recreational opportunities, as well as affordable housing and excellent school systems.

    APPLICATION PROCEDURES: For application instructions and to apply online go to: http://jobs.cortland.edu/postings/2022 Review of applications will begin immediately.

    The State University of New York College at Cortland is an AA/EEO/ADA employer. The College actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the College.

     

    Instructional Services Librarian

    SUNY Cortland Memorial Library seeks to hire an innovative, collaborative, and dynamic academic librarian for a tenure-track, full-time, faculty, senior assistant librarian to serve as an instructional services librarian, reporting to the information literacy/instruction coordinator. The successful candidate will serve as a liaison to selected departments and be an active participant in Memorial Library's information literacy programs and reference services.

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master Library Science or Library Information Science (MLS) degree from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program; one year of experience providing reference services in a library setting; one year of experience teaching information literacy classes in an academic setting; demonstrated ability to employ instructional design principles, active learning techniques, and effective supplemental materials; effective written and oral communications skills; ability to work successfully both as an active, collaborative team member and independently.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Exceptional written, oral and interpersonal skills, professional commitment to positive interactions with a diverse student population; commitment to ongoing professional development

    THE COLLEGE AND COMMUNITY: SUNY Cortland is a comprehensive college within the State University of New York system and is known for its superb programs in speech-language pathology, teacher education, recreation, parks and leisure studies, health, physical education, and a number of leading liberal arts programs in the natural and social sciences as well as the arts and humanities. Our many programs are designed to support our commitment to civic responsibility, environmental responsibility, international education, professional education and social justice. More than 90 percent of SUNY Cortland's 7,200 undergraduate and graduate students gain hands-on experience through internships, volunteerism, civic engagement and study abroad. Its three schools - education, arts and sciences and professional studies - are committed to excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, service and international education.

    The campus is located in the geographic center of New York State and is a half-hour drive from Syracuse and Ithaca and four hours from New York City and Philadelphia. Situated in the beautiful Finger Lakes region, Cortland offers an array of regional cultural and recreational opportunities, as well as affordable housing and excellent school systems.

    APPLICATION PROCEDURES: For application instructions and to apply online go to: http://jobs.cortland.edu/postings/2103 Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a successful candidate is chosen.

    The State University of New York College at Cortland is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act (AA/EEO/ADA) employer. The College actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the College. 

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    Librarian, Manchester City Library, Manchester, NH

    (Announcement Number R-35-18)

    Starting Salary: $20,153.53 - plus some benefits

    Schedule: 20 hours per week - may include evenings and weekends

    THE JOB: Provides public library services at a library location; performs directly related work as required.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master of Library Science, Computer Science, Public Relations Degree or related; and Some library experience; or Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the work.

    APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Candidates must complete a City of Manchester Employment Application available at the City of Manchester website www.manchesternh.gov/jobs or in person at the Human Resources Department, One City Hall Plaza, City Hall Annex. Submission of a resume is optional.

    NOTE: Offer of hire conditional on candidate's ability to perform essential job functions, with or without accommodation, as determined by passing a medical exam, including alcohol and drug tests and a thorough background check.

    OPENING DATE: June 7, 2018

    CLOSING DATE: Wednesday, June 20, 2018

    OFFICE HOURS: Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    The City of Manchester is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

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    Gallery Attendant, Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

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

     

    Description:

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

     

    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 exhibition support, public programming, educational outreach, reference projects, georeferencing, social media and/or web content creation, light cataloging, administrative tasks such as mailings and filing, or other tasks as needed. Much of this work will be done at the gallery attendant desk during times gallery traffic is light; some of it may be in addition to the desk hours. 

     

    This is a part-time position. Compensation: $11/hour. Shift hours will be assigned among the group of Gallery Attendants, with some flexibility to try to accommodate student class schedules.

     

    Qualifications:

    An ideal candidate will possess excellent interpersonal, communication, writing, and customer service skills; they should be accurate and detail-oriented, and be familiar with the internet and social media. 

     

    Graduate or undergraduate students currently enrolled in a museum studies program are especially encouraged to apply, as well as those in programs for library, information science, history or education. Previous library or museum work experience is beneficial but not required. Coursework or experience with exhibition planning is preferred. Special interests in geography, history, maps, and mapping technologies are favorable.

     

    About the Map Center:

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

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

     

    Applicants interested in the position should send a resume, cover letter, and three professional and/or academic references by June 12, 2018, by email to employment@leventhalmap.org . No phone inquiries please.

     

    The Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center is an equal opportunity employer.  There is no residency requirement.  A CORI check will be required. 

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    Call for Papers: Information Processing & Management (IPM), Elsevier

    Call for Papers

    Information Processing & Management (IPM), Elsevier

    • SSCI journal

    • 2016 Impact Factor: 2.391 (JCR top quartile Q1 journal)

    Guest editors:

    • Jia Tina Du, School of Information Technology and Mathematical Sciences, University of South Australia, Australia. E-mail: tina.du@unisa.edu.au   

    • Iris Xie, School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, US. E-mail: hiris@uwm.edu

    • Jenny Waycott, School of Computing and Information Systems, University of Melbourne, Australia. Email address:jwaycott@unimelb.edu.au 

     Special Issue on "Marginalised Communities, Emerging Technologies, and Social Innovation in the Digital Age"

    The Special Issue aims to investigate issues in relation to empowering marginalised and vulnerable communities in the digital age and the creative design and use of emerging technologies to promote social innovation. Researchers from the disciplines of library and information sciences, human-computer interaction, and community informatics are encouraged to submit their related works.

     

    The intersection between digital information worlds and vulnerable communities is a critical research area within information sciences and human-computer interaction. There have been concerns about issues regarding accessibility, bias, social exclusion, cyber-racism, cyberbullying, digital divide, misinformation, usability, and other information sharing hazards in the information and technology experiences of vulnerable groups and populations.

     

    According to Aday (1994), to be vulnerable is to be in a position of being hurt, marginalised, or ignored, as well as helped, by others. Vulnerable people typically include women and children, ethnic people of colour, immigrants, LBGTQI populations, the homeless, and the elderly (Flaskerud & Winslow, 1998). But it should be noted that not everyone in a particular category is vulnerable. A simplistic label of vulnerability risks ignoring people's resilience and capacities (Gatehouse et al., 2018; Vines et al., 2014; Vyas & Dillahunt, 2017).

     

    Much remains unknown about vulnerability in the context of emerging technologies and social innovation. For example, how do we define or conceptualise vulnerability? What are the main digital disadvantages for vulnerable communities? What are the unique needs and information behaviours of these communities? To what extent do technologies empower the vulnerable communities and what are the associated challenges? What applied methodologies should researchers adopt and adapt in order to have an impact in the area of racial and social justice? How should we evaluate the role of emerging technologies such as virtual reality, social robots, artificial intelligence, and big data analytics in promoting social and emotional wellbeing and are their uses culturally appropriate? To name a few.

     

    The Special Issue is intended to present a unique collection of outstanding studies addressing the relationships among marginalised and vulnerable communities, emerging technologies, and social innovation in the digital age. We look for theoretical and methodological advances and contributions to this important area of study.

     

    Topics include but are not limited to:

    • Definition and conceptualisation of vulnerability

    • Vulnerable and marginalised communities' experience of information technologies

    • Big data and vulnerable and marginalised communities

    • Digital libraries and vulnerable and marginalised users

    • Everyday life information behaviour and technology use of older adults

    • Information experience of migrants and refugees

    • Information service model for minorities

    • Information practices of indigenous people in the technology-penetrated society

    • Homeless population in the digital age

    • Technology design and use by people with disabilities

    • Approaches or methods to study vulnerable and marginalised groups

    • Ethical issues and challenges of studying information and technology use with vulnerable and marginalised groups

    • Strategies for good practice in the design and deployment of emerging technologies for vulnerable and marginalised groups

    • Evaluations of technologies for the public good

    • Accessibility and usability guidelines to support people with disabilities  

    Submission Guidelines:

    Authors are invited to submit original and unpublished papers. All submissions will be peer-reviewed and judged on accuracy, originality, significance, quality, and relevance to the special issue topics of interest. Submitted papers should not have appeared in or be under consideration for another journal.

     

    Full papers should be submitted before November 30, 2018.

     

    Paper submission via https://www.evise.com/profile/#/IPM/login (online submission open in early November)

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    Director of Library Development, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries is seeking a dynamic, innovative, and forward-thinking senior leader who will develop and execute strategy for one of the nation's leading university libraries. Reporting directly to Elaine Westbrooks, UNC's recently appointed Vice Provost for University Libraries and University Librarian, this individual will be part of a leadership team working together to transform its library system to meet the evolving needs of its constituents.

     

    Director of Library Development - will lead the University Libraries' advancement outreach and fundraising programs. The Director is responsible for establishing the strategic direction and tactical implementation of activities that support library fundraising, and will direct and supervise all fundraising activities including annual, capital, and planned gift programs. In October 2017, UNC launched the $4.25 billion Campaign for Carolina, with a goal of $50 million for the libraries.

    ANNOUNCEMENT OF PROFESSIONAL VACANCY

     

    POSITION:               Director of Library Development (At Will Appointment)

    AVAILABLE:          August 1, 2018 

    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks an experienced, articulate, and energetic individual to lead the University Library's advancement outreach and fundraising programs. The Director of Library Development is responsible for establishing the strategic direction and tactical implementation of activities in support of fundraising for the University Library and will direct and supervise all fundraising activities including annual, capital, and planned gift programs. In conjunction with the Vice Provost for University Libraries & University Librarian, the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Library, UNC's Executive Director of Development for Constituent Programs, and in coordination with the University's overall fundraising program, the Director is responsible for cultivating and leading efforts to work with individuals, corporations, and foundations to raise significant private funds for the University Library.

     

    Reporting to the Vice Provost for University Libraries & University Librarian, the Director will provide leadership and management of the Library's development team of two major gifts officers and three support staff. As a member of the Library Leadership Team, the Director participates actively in overall strategic planning and leadership of the University Library and will work to create a culture of philanthropy throughout the library and with the Friends of the Library Board. To be successful in this position, the Director will embrace and articulate the mission of the University Library; develop an extensive working knowledge of its campus libraries, departments, and operations; and create opportunities for prospects and donors to learn about how the University Library is the academic heart of the campus and plays an integral role in supporting the research enterprise, preserving the scholarly record, and facilitating student learning.

     

    The University is in the public phase of an ambitious, multi-year, comprehensive $4.25 billion campaign. The incumbent will be responsible for leading the University Library's campaign with a current goal of $50 million. The University's overall development organization is managed collaboratively under the leadership of the University Development Office (UDO). The successful candidate will work closely with the Library's UDO liaison--the Executive Director of Development for Constituent Programs--on a dotted line reporting basis, to ensure alignment between the Libraries development program and the overall university development organization. Working together with the Vice Provost and the Executive Director, the incumbent will have overall responsibility for setting and meeting the Library's annual and campaign goals as well as activity metrics typical for a university fundraiser.

     

    The Director staffs the Vice Provost for University Libraries' work with select principal gift prospects and donors and personally manages a portfolio of top prospects to cultivate and solicit major and principal gifts. He or she will provide entrepreneurial leadership to the Library, working to identify new revenue sources, especially those reflecting the current and emerging trends in digital scholarship and library space planning, while maintaining and expanding ties with existing donors.

     

    The Director leads the development team of 5 F.T.E. as they plan, organize, and execute outreach and development activities for the Library. This position supervises and mentors the fundraising activities of the Associate Director, the Assistant Director, as well as the Library's public events program, gift reporting, acknowledgment, stewardship, donor relations, development communications, and donor cultivation activities.  The Director also manages the activities of the Friends of the Library Board; leading and motivating Board members to actively participate in peer networking to identify and cultivate new potential major donors for the Library.

     

    Principal Functions

     

    65%    Fundraising

    Plans, manages, and executes a comprehensive advancement program for the University Library. Sets and meets fundraising goals in close collaboration with the Vice Provost for University Libraries & University Librarian and the Library Leadership Team. Works closely with the Vice Provost, librarians, archivists, and library staff in identifying priorities and opportunities for fundraising on behalf of the Library.

     

    25%    Leadership and Management
    Serves as a member of the Vice Provost's Leadership Team, which guides the programmatic, operational, and strategic direction of the University Library. Leads the University Library Development team of five staff. Manages the Friends of the Library Board.

     

    10%    Liaison to University Development Office 
    Works closely with the University Development Office (UDO) with a dotted reporting line to the Executive Director of Development for Constituent Programs. Represents the University Libraries in the UDO and with development colleagues across campus.

     

    Qualifications

     

    Required: 

    • Bachelor's degree
    • Demonstrated management and leadership skills as well as the ability to think, plan, and execute strategically.
    • Seven years of progressive fundraising experience, preferably in higher education or academic libraries, with demonstrated record of accomplishments with regard to major gifts.
    • Enthusiasm for fundraising in a comprehensive research university setting and a demonstrated record of significant fundraising.
    • Experience working in a highly matrixed, metrics-driven fundraising environment.
    • Exceptional interpersonal skills, high energy, flexibility, drive, and integrity.
    • Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
    • Ability to work efficiently on multiple assignments involving administrators, librarians, archivists, library staff, volunteers, and donors.
    • Ability to effectively establish objectives, priorities, and achieve individual and team goals. 
    • Desire to work collegially within a goal-oriented fundraising organization.
    • Ability to travel and work evenings and weekends as needed.

     

    Preferred: 

    • Knowledge of libraries or background directly applicable to the library environment.
    • Knowledge of North Carolina and/or the University of North Carolina.
    • Capital campaign experience in a research university setting. 
    • ALA-accredited master's degree in library science.
    • Track record of working effectively with a Board. 

     

    The University and The Libraries
    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the country's oldest state university. UNC Chapel Hill has an enrollment of approximately 29,000 students, employs more than 3,500 members of the faculty, and offers 69 doctoral degrees as well as professional degrees in medicine, social work, information science, and law. The University Libraries, one of the largest research libraries in the south, is an essential part of the University's educational and research efforts. It includes 9 libraries on campus, including the Health Sciences Library, Walter Royal Davis Library, Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library, and the R.B. House Undergraduate Library. The University Libraries hold 8.2 million volumes and extensive collections of manuscripts, audio visual, microforms, graphics, government documents and rare books. The Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Council on Library and Information Resources, and the Center for Research Libraries. Together with the libraries at Duke UniversityNorth Carolina Central University, and North Carolina State University, the members of the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) provide services and collections to their students, faculty, and staff in support of the education, research, healing, and service missions of the universities.

     

    The University Libraries are committed to increasing the diversity of its staff, and therefore welcomes applications from candidates who bring additional dimensions to our mission and work. The University Libraries invest proudly in our employees, strive to create a diverse environment of respect and collaboration, and encourage vision and innovation.

     

    The Region

    The Triangle region is one of the most desirable places to live and work in North America and offers its residents a wide array of recreational, cultural, and intellectual activities. The mountains or the seashore are less than half day's drive from Chapel Hill.


    Salary and Benefits
    This is an academic, at-will appointment. Hiring range is between $120,000 and $150,000 and is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Standard state benefits of annual leave, sick leave, and State or optional retirement plan. 

    Deadline for Application
    Review of applications will begin on July 6, 2018. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to applications received by the begin review date.

    To Apply
    Please visit http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/142202 and complete the online application. Please include a letter of application, a resume and the name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number of three professional references, one of whom must be a current supervisor. Additionally, please indicate in your cover letter where you first learned of this position.

    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes all to apply,
    including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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    Data Services Librarian, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, AR

    University of Arkansas at Little Rock 
    Data Services Librarian / R98111
    Ottenheimer Library
    The University of Arkansas at Little Rock's Collections and Archives (C&A) division is seeking applicants for the position of Data Services Librarian (R98111) at the Ottenheimer Library.
    The Data Services Librarian will shape a data services program within an evolving academic library environment. This position specializes in the production, archiving, cataloging, documenting, provision, and assistance in the proper use of quantitative and qualitative information gathered through systematic methods. Reporting to the Discovery and Metadata Coordinator, this position holds a faculty appointment with rank leading to tenure. This position is governed by state and federal laws, and agency/institution policy.
    The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is located in the state's capital city, a center of government, commerce, education, and arts and culture. The city is listed as one of America's Top Ten Best Value Cities (trivago.com), ranked #1 is "America's 10 Great Places to Live"(Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine), and named one of America's "Five Secret Foodie Cities" (Forbes Travel Guide). Rich in history, the city is also home to future-oriented ventures like Heifer Village (imagine a world free of hunger and poverty) and the new Technology Park (a 21st-century idea factory). With a mild climate and a variety of scenic experiences, Little Rock offers outdoor adventures for runners, bicyclists, campers, or just the occasional walk along the river trail.
    Required Qualifications: Master's degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited school is required. Recent graduates are welcome to apply. 
    Preferred Qualifications: Experience in a library setting.
    Application materials must be submitted through the online application system. Additional information about this position and application requirements are available on the Human Resources' website at https://ualr.peopleadmin.com/. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
    This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal and financial history background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.
    The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and actively seeks the candidacy of minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Under Arkansas law, all applications are subject to disclosure. Persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.

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    Archives Volunteer, USS Constitution Museum, Charlestown, MA

    The Curatorial Department at the USS Constitution Museum seeks an Archives Volunteer to assist the Archivist with processing, digitization, and other archival projects as needed. The USS Constitution Museum, located in the Charlestown Navy Yard, serves as the memory and educational voice of USS Constitution by collecting, preserving, and interpreting the stories of "Old Ironsides" and the people associated with her.

    Desired Skills

    • Graduate coursework in library science and/or archives management
    • Demonstrated experience scanning documents and photographs, as well as basic Photoshop editing skills
    • Strong organizational skills and careful attention to detail
    • Interest in American history is a plus

    Schedule

    Minimum of 4 hours per week between 9 AM and 4 PM, Monday - Friday.

    To Apply

    Please send a cover letter and resume to Kate Monea, Archivist, at kmonea@usscum.org. This is an unpaid volunteer position. All volunteers must complete a CORI form upon starting.

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    Librarian, Dag Hammarskjold Library, New York, NY

    Apply here by 8 July 2018https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=96222

    This position is in the Dag Hammarskjold Library, Outreach Division in the Department of Public Information. The Dag Hammarskjold Library's primary function is to enable the delegations, Secretariat and other official groups of the Organization to obtain, with the greatest possible speed, convenience and economy, the information and documentation needed in the execution of their duties. The incumbent reports to the Unit Chief, Information Analysis and Metadata Unit, and the Chief Librarian.
    Responsibilities
    Within delegated authority, the Librarian will be responsible for the following duties: 
    • Selects material for the development of collections; coordinates selections and departmental requests for materials, ensures their accordance with information management policies and standards.
    • Catalogues, abstracts and/or indexes complex scientific and technical materials that require in-depth treatment of subject matter or documents of a politically sensitive nature.
    • Integrates and balances user and institutional needs, applying extensive experience with the management of commercial sources of information. Maintains communication with networks in the relevant fields and with associations of library and information specialists.
    • Evaluates adequacy of existing reference tools. Implements new technologies in information management to ensure that new tools developed for efficient access to information are accessible to staff throughout the Organization. Develops an effective workflow for ingesting, tracking, and delivering metadata, as well as for a coordinated opening of Library metadata.
    • Advises other units and departments seeking expertise in information architecture, content organization, and metadata modeling and linked data convergence.
    • Conducts programmes of outreach and user education to improve client use of desktop information resources; uses judgment of relevant institutional needs to develop presentations appropriate to client audience; develops marketing and publicity materials to facilitate outreach.
    • Guides, trains and supervises general service and professional staff in the function.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.
    Competencies
    • Professionalism: Knowledge of library operations and electronic data management. Ability to apply conceptual, analytical, and evaluative skills and identify issues, formulate opinions and make conclusions and recommendations. Ability to develop sources for data collection. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
    • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
    • Planning& Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
    Education
    Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in library science or information science. A first-level degree (Bachelor's or equivalent) in the specified fields with two additional years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
    Work Experience
    A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in library work, including three years in professional roles devoted to library metadata management is required. Operational experience in a linked data environment and/or the use of relevant international standards for library metadata management is desirable.
    Languages
    English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations is an advantage.
    Assessment
    Evaluation of qualified applicants may include an assessment exercise and a competency-based interview.
    Special Notice
    The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
    For this position, applicants from the following Member States, which are unrepresented or underrepresented in the UN Secretariat as of 28 February 2018, are strongly encouraged to apply: Afghanistan, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, Belarus, Belize, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Central African Republic, China, Comoros, Cyprus, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Indonesia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Japan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Monaco, Mozambique, Nauru, Norway, Oman, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Suriname, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Vanuatu, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and Viet Nam. 
    Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.
    Pursuant to section 7.11 of ST/AI/2012/2/Rev.1, candidates recruited through the young professionals programme who have not served for a minimum of two years in the position of their initial assignment are not eligible to apply to this position.
    United Nations Considerations
    According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term "sexual exploitation" means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term "sexual abuse" means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.
    Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
    Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on "Manuals" hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.
    The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.
    Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.
    No Fee
    THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS' BANK ACCOUNTS.

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    Library Media Specialist, Deerfield Elementary School, Deerfield, MA

    •  MA Library Educator Licensure. 
      • Demonstrated competency in automated library management systems and electronic research.
      • Demonstrated successful teaching in a school library media setting. 

      NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE
    • At least 2 year s of relevant experience preferred
    • Master degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency OR WORK VISA IN United States required

    For more information, click here.

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    Cataloging Assistant, Harvard College Library, Cambridge, MA

    To apply: Please send your cover letter and resume to Bill Connor, wsconnor@fas.harvard.edu (no phone calls, please)

     

    Title: Cataloging Assistant

     

    Under the supervision of the Visual Resources Librarian, completes basic cataloging records for digital images of architectural or architectural subjects. Images and text records will appear in ARTstor and HOLLIS Images.

     

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    Using existing shelf list records for the 35 mm slide collection, completes data entry for a special project to digitize rarer and unique slides, primarily of architecture. Training in correct data entry as well as correct fielding of titles, locations, architects' or artists' names and additional access points will be provided. As directed, executes additional related cataloging projects under close supervision. May also participate in inventory and related tasks for the slide collection relocation project. Position located in the temporary location of the Fine Arts Library Digital Images and Slides Collection in Lamont Library.

     

    Basic Qualifications 

    • BA in art or architectural history, classics, Asian studies or related humanities field. Interest in visual materials. Ability to adapt to changing priorities in a production-oriented workplace. Experience in a library, archive or museum required.
    • Accuracy and attention to detail a must.

     

    Additional Requirements:

    • Familiarity with use of foreign languages in a library setting preferred.
    • Course work in library science or museum studies an asset.
    • Experience with digitization or cultural heritage metadata projects in a library, archive, or museum setting preferred.

     

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

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

    In the course of 375 years, Harvard's Library has grown from a single collection of 400 volumes to a 73-unit library system whose holdings include nearly 17 million volumes, more than 21 million digital files, 10 million microforms, 8 million photographs, and an estimated 400 million manuscript items.

    Learn more about our contributions to the academic enterprise by visiting us at http://library.harvard.edu/objectives-priorities and about the Harvard University community at https://hr.harvard.edu/why-harvard

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

     

    EEO Statement:

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

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    Manager, Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge, MA

    Manager, Library STEAM Programs

    Cambridge Public Library

    M218-701

     

     

     

    HOURS OF WORK: 37.5 hours per week. A flexible schedule is required including working some evenings, Saturdays and Sundays in support of programs and events.

     

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

    The Cambridge Public Library with its seven locations will become the public hub for STEAM learning in the City of Cambridge. In an exciting partnership, Cambridge STEAM Initiative (an initiative of the Department of Human Services and Cambridge Public Schools), and STEAM at the Library will combine forces to advance the work already accomplished by both entities in fostering equity and access by engaging families and the public in quality STEAM learning experiences. As such, the Library STEAM Program Manager will collaborate with Cambridge STEAM Initiative and Library STEAM team to drive the Library's STEAM agenda, spearhead new initiatives around STEAM learning, and create high quality STEAM curriculum. This position will report to the Library's Manager of Innovation & Technology. Specific duties include but are not limited to the following:

    Strategy & Planning:

    • Creates a clear, compelling and achievable vision for STEAM at the Library, including the Main Library and all branches
    • Communicates, coordinates, and works with staff to generate an understanding of STEAM learning and the CPL's mission, services, and role in this area, both internally and externally
    • Works with Library staff and Cambridge STEAM Initiative team to drive strategic, appropriate, and innovative STEAM programs, services, collections, and spaces
    • In collaboration with Cambridge STEAM Initiative's Quality Manager, initiates, develops, coordinates, schedules, implements and evaluates STEAM programs for all ages (children through seniors) and skill levels (beginners through advanced)
    • Assists in designing library spaces to optimize the public's engagement with and participation in STEAM programs and activities
    • Reaches out to the community to invite and engage a diverse group of people to participate in STEAM programs, especially residents who are under-resourced and/or underrepresented in STEM fields
    • Advances the Library as the destination in the City to discover, learn, and experience new technologies and STEAM opportunities

    STEAM & Technology Operations

    • Oversees the daily operations of the library's STEAM lab/maker space, to be known as the "Garage"
    • Supports STEAM programming in all library locations and travels to branches to assist with programs and staff training
    • Assists and instructs patrons in the use of STEAM related library resources, tools, and technology; Engages library users in making, creating, and designing with technology
    • May recruit and coordinate volunteers who will provide STEAM programming for the "Garage"
    • Improves processes and workflows to make an outstanding customer experience
    • Creates an environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate for a range of learning activities
    • Maintains appropriate standards of behavior per the CPL Behavior Policy, ensuring mutual respect and safety in programs
    • Provides computer and technology maintenance, including troubleshooting and providing technical support

    Training & Communications

    • Trains staff on new STEAM related technology and software and effective pedagogy; develops and implements technology training, instruction plans, and materials
    • Develops and maintains relationships and partnerships with other City staff, businesses, community groups, schools, etc. to foster collaborative programs and services around STEAM and advance creative making in the community
    • Creates content for professional development and represents the CPL on professional taskforces, at conferences, in webinars, etc.
    • Attends continuing education and professional development opportunities
    • Develops measuring tools and creates reports to communicate STEAM outcomes and impacts
    • Communicates effectively with the public, staff, and administration
    • May be responsible for maintaining timely content on a portion of the Library website
    • Communicates CPL STEAM programs and philosophies, goals, and results to stakeholders

     

    Perform other related duties and responsibilities as assigned for the good of the department and library

     

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

    • A Bachelor's degree required, preferably in science, technology, education or related field
    • Proven successful experience in science/STEAM education with a solid foundation in science, engineering, and/or math
    • 3-5 years of experience successfully managing STEAM-related efforts including writing curriculum, instruction, and overseeing a makerspace/innovation lab
    • Technical sophistication: experience with computer programming; understanding of basic networking and computer science concepts; familiarity with graphics and CAD applications; comfort with desktop and web-based productivity and collaboration software; ability to independently pick up new technical skills as needed. 
    • Demonstrated interpersonal skills necessary to work effectively and collaboratively with diverse groups; Ability to thrive in a working environment with constant public contact with people from all backgrounds and age groups
    • Ability to identify and analyze a strategic direction and to develop and implement programs and activities to address areas of community interest/need
    • Outstanding project management skills; Demonstrated experience facilitating meetings and convening and leading committees and workgroups
    • Willingness to be flexible and adaptable in an environment of a new initiative with a lot of change; Ability to train and lead others in new processes
    • Excellent skills in programmatic planning for technology, STEAM in out-of-school time learning spaces, and creative makerspaces
    • Ability to creatively solve problems and negotiate and handle stressful situations in a positive manner
    • Excellent communication skills and ability to collaborate and establish effective working relationships
    • Ability to frequently adopt and teach new tools, software, and technology
    • Experience working in large complex organizations and in the public sector strongly preferred. Willingness to seek and develop an understanding of the role, mission and functioning of a large urban public library system
    • Able to anticipate needs, organize work, set priorities, use time effectively, work independently, and meet deadlines; Ability to multi-task, prioritize multiple competing demands; Exceptionally self-motivated and self-directed
    • Exceptional customer service orientation. Ability to work with non-technically orientated end users. Appreciation of and sincere desire to work in a diverse, urban setting
    • Experienced in external outreach with potential vendors and collaborative partners
    • Excellent judgment    Tact    Empathy    Patience    Maturity    Sense of humor  

     

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Physically able to operate a variety of technical equipment such as computers, scanners, printers, and mobile devices; Ability to sit and use computer workstation, including keyboard and visual display terminal, for extended periods of time; 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 permit the employee to communicate effectively; Sufficient vision or other powers of observation which permit the employee to read printed and online materials. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

     

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

     

    RATE: $72,364 - $85,629 (includes 2.5% COLA effective 7/1/18) plus excellent benefits

     

    APPLICATION PROCEDURE: applicants submit both your resume and letter of interest via email to: employment@cambridgema.gov or to Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA  02139. Fax 617-349-4312. Resumes and letters of interest requested by 07/09/18.  Position is considered open until filled.

     

    THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.  WOMEN, MINORITIES, VETERANS, MEMBERS OF THE LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY, AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. CITY OF CAMBRIDGE RESIDENTS ARE ESPECIALLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

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    Institutional History Research Specialist, Rauner Special Collections Library, Dartmouth, Hanover, NH

    Are you passionate about diversity, inclusivity, and history? Would you like to help an institution unearth moments from its past that highlight the experiences of marginalized groups or peoples? The Dartmouth Library's Rauner Special Collections Library seeks an outgoing, service-focused, and intellectually curious Institutional History Research Specialist who will oversee the Library's Historical Accountability contribution to the college's Inclusive Excellence initiative.

     

    Over the course of the position's year-long term, you will:

    • manage the Rauner Student Research Fellowship program
    • supervise the student research internship program
    • develop a publicly-accessible web-based product that incorporates the students' research related to issues inclusivity and diversity from Dartmouth's past
    • provide basic research support in the reading room
    • provide research support for specialized projects related to Dartmouth history.

     

    Ideally, you will have:

    • library experience
    • supervisory experience
    • an advanced degree in a humanities field
    • familiarity with the history of Dartmouth College
    • experience working with rare or fragile materials

     

    This position is a full-time (37.5 hrs/wk), one-year term position and requires a bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience. For more information and to apply online, go to http://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu.

    Please refer to position #1125924. We will conduct application reviews on a continual basis until the position is filled. Dartmouth College conducts background checks.

     

    Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged. 

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    Technical Services Librarian, Sargent Memorial Library, Boxborough, MA

    Institution:       Sargent Memorial Library, Boxborough

    Job:      Technical Services Librarian

    Full/Part Time: Part time

    Duties/ Description:    

    • Performs technical services duties involving cataloging of print and non-print materials, such as data entry in the Evergreen ILS and associated physical processing of library materials.
    • Compiles monthly database usage and circulation reports.
    • Provides PC maintenance and technology support.
    • Recommends purchase of software and hardware as needed.
    • Provides technical assistances to patrons.
    • Routinely assists at circulation desk when extra coverage is needed.

     

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's degree required. MLS coursework in progress preferred.
    • Knowledge of basic library cataloging principles and procedures, Dewey Decimal System, MARC record format and computerized data entry.
    • Familiar with Windows OS management and maintenance, and the ability to troubleshoot.
    • Strong interest in working with computers, networks, hardware and software.
    • Ability to initiate, organize, and self-direct work responsibilities under minimum supervision.
    • Ability to collaborate and create positive working relationships in a team environment.
    • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
    • Position requires frequent physical effort, such as carrying books (up to 20-30 lbs), pushing book carts (up to 150 lbs), bending, stretching, grasping, etc. to retrieve library materials.
    • Able to view computer screens for extended time periods and able to operate computers, telephones, photocopiers, printers and other office-type equipment.

     

    Salary: $21.04 to $25.79 in 10 steps
    20-23 hours per week including evenings and a regular Saturday 9:30-3:30 rotation.

    This part time position includes pro-rated benefits.

     

    Closing Date: 7/1/2018

    Contact: Please send/email cover letter and resume to

    Peishan Bartley, Technical Services Librarian

    Sargent Memorial Library

    427 Mass Ave

    Boxborough, MA 01719

    pbartley@cwmars.org

     

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    Technical Services Librarian, Sargent Memorial Library, Boxborough, MA

    Full/Part Time: Part time

    Duties/ Description:      

    • Performs technical services duties involving cataloging of print and non-print materials.
    • Compiles monthly database usage and circulation reports.
    • Provides PC maintenance and technology support.
    • Recommends purchase of software and hardware as needed.
    • Provides technical assistances to patrons.
    • Routinely assists at circulation desk when extra coverage is needed.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree required. MLS coursework in progress preferred.
    • Knowledge of basic library cataloging principles and procedures, Dewey Decimal System, MARC record format and computerized data entry.
    • Familiar with Windows OS management and maintenance, and the ability to troubleshoot.
    • Strong interest in working with computers, networks, hardware and software.
    • Ability to initiate, organize, and self-direct work responsibilities under minimum supervision.
    • Ability to collaborate and create positive working relationships in a team environment.
    • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
    • Position requires frequent physical effort, such as carrying books (up to 20-30 lbs), pushing book carts (up to 150 lbs), bending, stretching, grasping, etc. to retrieve library materials.
    • Able to view computer screens for extended time periods and able to operate computers, telephones, photocopiers, printers and other office-type equipment.

    Salary:  $21.04 to $25.79 in 10 steps

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

    This part time position includes pro-rated benefits.

    Closing Date:  7/1/2018

    Contact:  Please send/email cover letter and resume to

    Peishan Bartley, Director

    Sargent Memorial Library

    427 Mass Ave

    Boxborough, MA 01719

    pbartley@cwmars.org

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    Annual Association of Jewish Libraries Conference

    The annual conference of the Association of Jewish Libraries (www.jewishlibraries.org) is meeting in Boston in two weeks. 

    The conference will be at Temple Israel of Boston, 477 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02215, from Sunday June 18 to Wednesday June 20.

    We are looking for volunteers to man the registration desk and to check participants' badges at meals. Volunteers will be able to attend sessions for free on days that they volunteer.

    You can see the conference program at http://jewishlibraries.org/images/meeting/061818/finalbostonprogrambook.pdf

    If you are interested in volunteering go online to the forms here:

    REGISTRATION  https://doodle.com/poll/qfrzfdg23au4vnkq

    MEAL TIX CHECK IN   https://doodle.com/poll/gz6bdzafw3unx9bg

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    Knowledge Management Specialist, Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Co., Hartford, CT

    The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Co. (HSB) is seeking a Knowledge Management Specialist to join our Engineering team in Hartford, CT. In this position, you will develop and execute a Knowledge Management (KM) strategy for our Engineering Department. This will include implementing processes and controls to facilitate knowledge capture, control, and dissemination throughout HSB.

    HSB supports the advancement of technology in all industries by providing insurance solutions, risk evaluations, and risk mitigation services. Our engineering knowledge and evaluation are a key part of the solutions that we offer to our clients and we insure some of the world's largest and most sophisticated power generation, heavy manufacturing and research facilities.

    We are not your typical insurance company, we have an active IoT Advisory Service Group; we have drones and 3D printing equipment; we are aggressively moving forward with wearable technology; actively investigating remote imaging technology and 3D spatial imaging; all in the pursuit of differentiating HSB though technology and analytics. To support our efforts, we require employees who are not only proficient in their areas of specialization but also have the desire and ability to look forward and envision better ways of doing things.

    Responsibilities:

    • Develop a comprehensive KM strategy for HSB Engineering content

    • Oversee the strategy implementation to

    • Drive organizational effectiveness through improved knowledge sharing.

    • Identify and curate technical content to ensure that the right information is getting to the right people at the right time and in the right way.

    • Facilitate knowledge sharing to improve efficiency.

    • Operational activities will include

    • Training and education to front-end users of the knowledge management tools to assist business units in optimizing the use of KM processes, tools and content.

    • Gather intelligence to proactively provide data driven research in support of HSB business needs.

    • Assist in gathering documentation and lessons learned to incorporate into the Knowledge Management system; develop and implement innovative and effective ways to capture and share knowledge; and use of software packages to organize information.

    • Use key metrics to quantify effectiveness of the program.

    Requisition Number:

    2137BR

    Qualifications:

    Required:

    • Bachelor's degree in relevant discipline.

    • Four to six years' experience in Knowledge Management.

    • The ability to work effectively with colleagues from a variety of departments and leadership levels, using a flexible, adaptable approach.

    • Strong project management, organizational, and time-management skills with the ability to prioritize tasks and work on multiple projects simultaneously.

    • Possess a high level of proficiency in MS Office (Outlook, Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint).

    State:

    Connecticut

    Employment Type:

    Full Time

    Additional Information:

    We are an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

    The work environment characteristics, and any physical and mental requirements 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.

    This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

    Apply here.

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    Executive Director, Aviation Museum of NH, Londonderry, NH

    The Aviation Museum of NH is seeking a new Executive Director. This full-time position is responsible for planning and directing activities for the museum including the planning, funding, and implementation of programs, exhibits, and events. The museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to preserving NH aviation history and providing aviation education through a focus on the STEM disciplines. The Aviation Museum of NH is located in the historic 1937 airport terminal at the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport.

    Further information and how to apply can be found at: https://www.nhahs.org/images/ED-Job-Desc.pdf

    EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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    Gallery Manager, Woodshed Art Auctions, Franklin, MA

    Fine art auction gallery seeks a pleasant, energetic and self-motivated person to manage exhibitions and client relationships at the new 500 Gallery in Franklin, MA. 500 Gallery presents exhibitions of fine art, followed by live auctions twice a month. The Gallery manager will be in charge of organizing the inventory, installing the exhibitions, interacting with clients at previews and on the phone, invoicing sales and clerking during the auctions.

    Hours are four days a week, Wednesdays thru Friday, 10-5, and Saturdays 10-3. Auctions are held Thursday evenings, twice a month.

    BA or advanced degree with major in 19th/20th century art history.

    Art gallery/auction house experience is a plus. Experience with face-to-face client relations, knowledge of excel spreadsheets and word processing, ability to lift 40 pounds, driver's license, availability during gallery open hours Wednesdays through Saturdays.

    Send cover letter and resume to Bruce Wood bruce@wodshedartauctions.com

    EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
    SALARY RANGE: $18/hour

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    Electronic Resources Librarian, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

    Electronic Resources Librarian

    Assistant University Librarian or Associate University Librarian

     

     

    The University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries Acquisitions and Collections Services Department seeks a skilled and enthusiastic Electronic Resources (E-Resources) Librarian to serve as Head of the E-Resources Unit. This 12-month, tenure-track faculty position provides leadership and expertise in acquiring and integrating electronic resources into the Libraries' collections. The E-Resources Librarian reports directly to the Chair of Acquisitions & Collections Services, supervises four staff, and works collaboratively with personnel across the libraries to acquire and manage ongoing access to electronic resources.  The E-Resources Unit is responsible for the acquisition and management of the Libraries' e-resources and engages in a variety of activities, including licensing and acquiring electronic resources and processing over $9 million dollars in annual e-resource expenditures.

     

    In support of the mission and strategic directions of the Smathers Libraries, the Electronic Resources Librarian works collaboratively and fosters positive working relationships with colleagues and with publisher and vendor representatives. This position may assist with negotiating license agreements and purchasing arrangements and will represent the Libraries by serving on consortial committees. As a tenure-accruing faculty member, the E-Resources Librarian will be expected to pursue research and engage in scholarship and creative activities that generate impact nationally and internationally, including publications, presentations, and grants; as well as professional service activities that meet library-wide tenure and promotion criteria.

     

    The E-Resources Librarian is expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, and perspectives in work activities to support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society.

     

    The search will remain open until July 1, 2018, and applications will be reviewed as received. 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.

     

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

     

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

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    Data Manager, Community Action Agency of Somerville, Somerville, MA

    Job Title:        Data Manager

    Supervisor:    Director of Development and Planning

    Hours:            30 Hours per week

    FLSA:            Exempt

    Status:            Full-Time, Non-Union 

        

    OVERVIEW:

    The Data Manager oversees PROMIS and is responsible for compliance monitoring, planning and reporting, and ensures that established timelines are met, and that efficient processes related to collecting, synthesizing and reporting various data are established and maintained. Ongoing responsibilities include assessment of existing program monitoring and tracking mechanisms, development of comprehensive data and tracking systems, and synthesis of program data for operational, planning and grant writing purposes. The Data Manager supports program level strategic objectives and assists in leading key program planning activities including the Self-Assessment and the Strategic Plan, and assists with grant writing as needed.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Achieve and maintain expertise in all aspects of the PCAP software's capabilities and limitations.
    • Ensure that the software is reliable, stable, and meets agency, contractual, Head Start and Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care requirements.
    • Serve as the primary contact for with the software vendor in order to maintain software, facilitate updates, and to use all software features to their fullest potential.
    • Maintain and update PCAP Procedure Manual as needed.
    • Ensure integrity of information contained in all database systems utilized to track child, family and staff information.
    • Oversee the collection of information for required reports, such as those required by state and federal funding sources.
    • Provide leadership and work with program managers to ensure that data is used effectively to inform and enhance the required Head Start planning process.
    • Serve as point person for program managers regarding inputting and reporting data relative to child, family and staff information; develop and maintain evaluation metrics, methodologies, tools and protocols in coordination with managers.
    • Produce annual Head Start Program Information Report (PIR) data; run, analyze and summarize child outcomes data on TSG.
    • Plan and oversee staff training; monitor accurate and consistent data entry and reporting.
    • Build and maintain productive relationships with staff members and providers.
    • Process all information concerning the Child and Adult Food Program; electronically transfer the food program data to the state office, including monthly billing.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • B.A. in applicable field of study;
    • 3-5 years' experience management experience.
    • Familiarity with Head Start Performance Standards, Department of Early Education and Care Regulations, Department of Children and Families' program requirements, and the Head Start planning process.
    • Advanced organizational and analytical skills (qualitative and quantitative); ability to identify key points/trends, and develop succinct summaries of findings.
    • High proficiency with software such as Access, Excel and other analytical tools; ability to manage and maintain large amounts of data.
    • Knowledge of research methodology, principles and procedures,; aptitude for learning and using databases and software.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Ability to effectively work both collaboratively and independently in a fast-paced and diverse environment;
    • Multi-cultural competence and sensitivity to the needs of families with lower incomes.

     

    Interested applicants should submit cover letters and resumes to:  jgrogan@caasomerville.org

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    Digital Archivist, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

    Harvard University seeks a proactive and collaborative early career library professional for our Resident Digital Archivist position. As a digital-first library, the skills required to manage digital content of all forms go beyond archives and special collections.  The Loeb Library will provide a fellowship experience that would move digital archiving skills into libraries that have special collections and general collections needs for these kinds of skills. This position will collaborate with the archives and other special collections departments across the university.

     

    This position is a full time, benefitted, two-year term appointment.

     

    To view the complete position description and to get information about our application process, please click here.

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    Library, Media & Information Specialist, Norwell Middle School, Norwell, MA

    Norwell Public Schools has a job opening in September for a Library, Media and Information Specialist in the Norwell Middle School. 

    For more information, click here.

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    Media Specialist, Troy City School District, Troy, NY

    To apply, click here.

    An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

    PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

    DATE OF POSTING: March 20, 2018

    Media Specialist/Library Full-Time Probationary

    ASSIGNMENT: District

    EFFECTIVE DATE: September 1, 2018

    SALARY: Salary based on experience and TTA contract

    CLOSING DATE: This will be an on-going recruiting process until the position has been filled.

    All instructional applications will be accepted through OLAS only http://olasjobs.org/.

    In accordance with SAVE Legislation fingerprint supported criminal background check required for selected applicant. 

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    Director of Library Services, Notre Dame de Namur University, Belmont, CA

    For more information, click here.

    Reports to: Provost

    Status: Full-Time, Exempt

    Supervises: Faculty and Staff Librarians (2 full-time faculty, 1 or more part-time staff), Access Services Manager, Library Assistant for Technical Services, Archivist.

    Initial review of applications begins July 23, 2018.

    General Description: 
    The Gellert Library at Notre Dame de Namur University seeks a forward-thinking, dynamic, and service-oriented Director of Library Services. S/he will provide strategic leadership for all functions of the Library, serve as the primary advocate for the Library, and oversee the delivery of on and off-campus library services for Notre Dame de Namur University. This position serves an advisory role to University administration regarding future enhancements of Library services.

    The Director of Library Services is responsible for the management of the Library, including but not limited to:

    • Providing innovative, results-oriented leadership in the development of services to faculty, students, researchers, and the NDNU community
    • Managing day-to-day operation of the Library including services, collections, and facilities, as well as training and supervision of library faculty and staff
    • Promoting the services and collections of the Library to the diverse University community
    • Overseeing and managing the continual development of the Library's active and highly utilized information literacy instruction/assessment program
    • Preparing and administering the Library's annual budget
    • Researching and implementing enhancements to existing library technology
    • Overseeing and managing an effective library web presence
    • Preparing statistical reports, surveys, self-studies, and analyses of library services
    • Conducting targeted assessment to improve information literacy instruction, collections, and operations tailored to patron needs
    • Developing and implementing long-range plans for growth and improvement of facilities, collections, and services that reflect the evolving changes in scholarship
    • Remaining current with library trends, use of library technology, and the provision of services to today's library
    • Seeking innovative and creative ways to market, enhance, and improve Library services
    • Strategically collaborating with other campus units to promote innovative services to NDNU students, faculty, and staff
    • Creating a library environment (physical space as well as through services provided) that promotes the wellbeing of our inclusive, diverse community

    Working occasional nights and weekends may be necessary to complete the requirements of the position.

    Required Qualifications:

    • ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library and Information Science
    • Six years of successful experience in an academic library, including at least three years of supervisory experience at the level of a department head or above
    • Understanding of emerging technologies and demonstrated expertise with the implementation of technologies in an academic library environment
    • Demonstrated ability to plan, document, and complete projects
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in multiple formats and to diverse audiences
    • Proven ability to work effectively with diverse faculty, students, and staff, as well as demonstrated commitment to promote diversity and inclusion
    • Creativity to develop and implement library programs and services
    • Outstanding customer service skills
    • Successful supervisory experience as evidenced by in-depth knowledge and understanding of staff supervision, demonstrated success in effective leadership, and the ability to promote teamwork and professional development

     

    Desired Qualifications:

    • Second subject Master's Degree or a doctoral degree
    • A background in implementing current and emerging library technologies, such as an ILS system, proxy servers, and web design
    • Experience developing grant proposals

    Application Procedures:

    NDNU is committed to providing an educational environment that supports a diverse student population. In your cover letter, please include information about how you have created equitable library experiences for a diverse student population, and what qualities you would bring to supporting NDNU's commitment to inclusive excellence.

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    Clinical Informationist & Reference Librarian, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC

    JOB SUMMARY: Provides reference, research support and instruction in support of the clinical education and graduate medical education programs of the Wake Forest School of Medicine. Teaches and consults on the practice of evidence-based medicine. Performs a variety of technical and professional librarian duties of moderate to complex difficulty. Provides information, instruction and assistance to students, staff and faculty. Provides information concerning location and content of the collection; reference and research advisory services; and collection management within assigned area. Ability to work independently is extremely important in this environment.

     

    For more details please contact our Library Director, Parks Welch at pwelch@wakehealth.edu

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    Education & Outreach Librarian, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

    Hardin Library for the Health Sciences at the University of Iowa is currently seeking an Education and Outreach Librarian. Primary duties include representing Hardin Library and the National Network of Medicine Greater Midwest Region to unaffiliated users across the state of Iowa, as well as serving as liaison librarian to the College of Public Health. Because of the outreach activities, this position requires a valid driver's license and willingness to travel around the state of Iowa. 

    For more information about the position and the application procedure, see the full ad at jobs.uiowa.edu/pands/view/72868. Deadline for applications is June 29, 2018. This position could be suitable for a recent MLS grad with interest in the health sciences or a year or two of experience. Please feel free to contact Janna Lawrence, Deputy Director, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences if you have questions.

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    Digital Services Reference Librarian, UConn School of Law, Hartford, CT

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    Reference & Outreach Services Librarian, Wareham Free Library, Wareham, MA

    The Wareham Free Library (WFL) is seeking a full-time Reference and Outreach Services Librarian, with an anticipated start date of July 10th, 2018. This fall, the WFL will reapply for certification from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. As part of its recertified status, the WFL is developing a modern, accessible, and robust reference department. The Reference and Outreach Services Librarian will vitally contribute to this project.

    This position's primary role is developing and implementing a program of reference services tailored to community needs. These responsibilities include traditional reference services (e.g., inter-library loan and collection development) as well as reference desk coverage (providing technology and research support). However, this position entails considerably more than desk coverage. The candidate will also be responsible for creating and implementing educational and outreach services to the public. Outreach services include, but are not limited to, the following tasks: improving and maintaining the library's web presence; maintaining and enhancing the library's social media presence; and establishing collaborative activities with other municipal departments and local agencies. Educational services include class instruction, workshops, and one-on-one tutoring on information literacy and technology training. The candidate may also need to perform other duties as requested by the Library Director.

    The candidate should be able to work independently in initiating and implementing reference, educational, and outreach projects. This position allows the candidate much flexibility in planning work around reference desk coverage. The candidate should possess a cogent and clear philosophy of modern public library reference services.

    This position is 37.5 hours/week and will require some Saturday and evening hours.

    Qualifications

    Masters of Library Science degree required. Experience working in a library environment, especially in reference or research services, preferred. Technology skills (e.g., Microsoft software, eReaders, web browsing) and/or background in library instruction also preferred. Must possess excellent customer service skills.

    Full/Part Time

    Full Time

    Education

    MLS

    Salary

    In accordance with the Collective Bargaining Unit currently in effect

    How to Apply

    Please submit letter of interest and resume to the Human Resources Director:

    Dorene M. Allen-England, Esq.

    Memorial Town Hall

    54 Marion Road

    Wareham, MA 02571

    dallen-england@wareham.ma.us

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    Vital Technologies Librarian, California State University, San Bernardino, San Bernardino, CA

    Vital Technologies Librarian

    California State University, San Bernardino's (CSUSB) John M. Pfau Library invites applications from forward-looking, collaborative, service-focused librarians to provide the leadership and effective communication to maintain, enrich, and advance the library's information technologies and Web services.

     

    Responsibilities: The Vital Technologies Librarian (VTL) is a tenure-track faculty position reporting to the dean of the Pfau Library.

     

    The VTL proactively administers PRIMO, the platform behind the library's OneSearch discovery layer going beyond maintenance and trouble-shooting to encompass continual optimization of the end users' experience. On-the-job training is available.

     

    The VTL provides technological leadership for the entire library. The VTL oversees the planning, deployment, and maintenance of library information technologies and Web services. The VTL monitors emerging technologies with an eye toward a high level of user satisfaction based on an understanding of users' needs, values, abilities, and limitations.

     

    The VTL plays a crucial role in liaising with the campus Information Technology Services division with regard to services affecting the library, including networks, servers, information security, and more.  The position serves on library, campus, and CSU technology committees and communicates information between these entities.  At the library level, the VTL chairs the Library Information Technology Council.

     

    The VTL also directs the student-led Innovation Lab, and may provide some combination of reference service, instruction, collection development, and liaison duties based upon knowledge and experience.

     

    All tenure-track librarians must engage in the requisite research, creative work, and service to meet the tenure standards for faculty at the university. The library provides support for and fosters intellectual endeavors, and values librarians as faculty with their own research interests depending on academic background.

     

    Required Qualifications: 

    • MLS, MLIS, or MS degree from an ALA-accredited program.  Unless you have one of these degrees, or you are a Library Science student currently enrolled in your last term of study before obtaining one of these degrees, please do not apply. 
    • Experience working in libraries of any kind and/or coursework in reference, library instruction, or collection development.
    • Knowledge of current and developing information technologies, standards, and trends.
    • Knowledge of best practices for designing, developing, and maintaining Web sites.
    • Ability to effectively collaborate and communicate across the full spectrum of university constituents.
    • Capacity to thrive in a diverse campus community.

     

    Preferred Qualifications: 

    • Knowledge of or experience in administering ExLibris' PRIMO. 
    • Demonstrated leadership experience, for example, project management.
    • Experience working with APIs.
    • Knowledge of any of the following: PHP, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, or Drupal. 
    • Understanding of usability design and assessment, responsive Web design, and current accessibility standards.

     

    CSUSB is situated in the Inland Empire region, 60 miles east of Los Angeles, with a growing enrollment of just over 20,000 students. The campus has been designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a Minority Serving Institution (>50% underrepresented minority student body), a Hispanic Serving Institution (>25% Latino student body), and Title V eligible (significant number of low income students).

     

    The city of San Bernardino is uniquely situated just a 1-2-hour drive away from beaches, mountains, deserts, and the city of Los Angeles.

     

    We encourage applicants from historically underrepresented and marginalized populations to help us fulfill the library's mission of serving a diverse community.

     

    Terms of Appointment: This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track faculty position with CSU Faculty Bargaining Unit 3. The appointment rank is Senior Assistant Librarian with a salary range of $65,364 - $85,000. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  In order to secure tenure and promotion, the successful candidate must meet expectations in three areas--Professional Assignment; Research, Scholarly, or Creative Contributions; and University and/or Community Service--as defined by the Faculty Senate Committee, library faculty and staff, and library and division administration. Benefits: Generous medical, dental and vision benefits, and CalPERS Retirement, as well as Social Security and Medicare.  Support for moving expenses is available.

    A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position within the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

     

    Application Process

    To receive consideration, you must submit ALL of the following:

    1. Online application
    2. Letter of interest
    3. Resume or CV
    4. Unofficial transcripts of all graduate work
    5. Three letters of recommendation no more than two years old from individuals qualified to comment (although they may refer to events that are older).
    6. A Diversity Statement which may include your interpretation of diversity, inclusion, gender equity, and must include specific examples of how your educational and/or professional experiences, background/philosophy have prepared you for this role of Vital Technologies Librarian at California State University, San Bernardino (maximum 250 words). 

     

    Your file MUST contain all of the above. Applicants selected for in-person interviews will be reimbursed for all travel expenses incurred.

     

    First consideration given to applicants who have completed their files by July 16, 2018. Position is open until filled. Questions? Contact Ms. Bonnie Petry, Chair of the Search Committee, bpetry@csusb.edu.

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    Intern, WGBH Archives, Boston, MA

    Fall 2018 Internship Opportunity

     

    AAPB Cataloging and Digital Collections Internship

    Description:

    For Fall 2018, the WGBH Media Library & Archives has an opportunity for graduate students in library science, history or related fields to work on the American Archive of Public Broadcasting. Come and help us preserve the history of public television and radio! Help us make it accessible to the American public and for future generations!

    The AAPB Cataloging interns will primarily assist with the cataloging and normalization of records for the 40,000 hours of digitized media. This is an excellent opportunity to learn audiovisual cataloging, the PBCore metadata schema (pbcore.org), and data normalization.

    Additionally, the intern will may also have the opportunity to do preliminary rights assessment, research and curate a special collection, and 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 audiovisual materials is 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 hours/week. Daily scheduling is flexible during normal business hours.

     

    Applicants interested in the Internship should send a resume and a statement of interest by July 16th, 2018 by email to:

    Sadie Roosa: sadie_roosa@wgbh.org

     

    American Archive of Public Broadcasting Project Description:

    An unprecedented and historic collection of American public radio and television content - dating back through the 1950s - are being permanently preserved and made available to the public through a collaboration between the Library of Congress and WGBH known as the American Archive of Public Broadcasting.

    In 2007, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) initiated an inventory of public media content from contributing stations, resulting in 2.5 million records representing complete programs, raw footage, unedited interviews, recorded speeches, and live music sessions. Now, 40,000 hours of that content has been digitized for long-term preservation in the American Archive of Public Broadcasting. 

    WGBH is responsible for:

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

     

    Organization Description:

    WGBH is public service media for New England--on TV, radio, the Web, and out in the community. We're the single largest producer of PBS prime time and online programming, and a major source of programs heard on public radio from coast to coast. We're a pioneer in educational multimedia and in media access technologies for people with hearing or vision loss.

    The WGBH Media Library & Archives manages all physical and digital media and paper records, including materials that need to be retained for production, legal, fiscal, historical or administrative purposes, for the WGBH Educational Foundation. The WGBH Archives currently house more than 750,000 items including video, audio and film master materials, many containing active as well as historical and archival materials. The MLA also manages all aspects of film research: cataloging, tracking, and organizing the stock and originally shot footage and images that go into our productions. The MLA negotiates and administers discount stock footage deals with major footage archives, and licenses WGBH stock footage to outside clients. Our web sites provide glimpses into the work and projects of the WGBH Media Library & Archives:

    http://openvault.wgbh.org

    http://footagesales.wgbh.org

    http://bostonlocaltv.org

    http://www.americanarchive.org

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    Archivist, Lowell Historical Society, Lowell, MA

    The Lowell Historical Society is seeking a professional archivist with knowledge and experience to analyze our collections, creating a thorough inventory of all documents, photographs, media, artwork, artifacts and other items, stored in various locations with the assistance of LHS board members/volunteers; create a process and controlled vocabulary for the collection, advise on preservation steps, identify items in danger, and create a conservation log; assist in identifying less relevant items for deaccessioning; and provide basic training and a instructional guide for LHS board members to continue to maintain the collection going forward.

    This contract position will require the selected individual to provide the following deliverables:

    • Collection plan to streamline and unify current inventories into Past Perfect with controlled vocabularies and organized collection identifiers and ensure all supporting documentation (gifts of deed, inventories, or finding aid) are linked/available digitally.
    • Create a system of work for LHS board members and volunteers to move analog/paper item accession records into PastPerfect and evaluate information being entered
    • Assess the current condition of the entire LHS collection (manuscripts, artifacts, images, artwork, and books) and identify issues with item identification, preservation, provenance, and relevance to LHS mission
    • Create training manuals and instruction guides for workflow going forward and analyze current organization materials (i.e. finding aids, etc.) and suggest change/upgrades and/or possible templates. 

    If funding and time allow, this professional will assist in additional projects to make the collection available digitally.

    A bachelor's degree and 1-2 years archives experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience are required. This will be a contract-type position, which will have some flexibility in hours per week, but will mainly operate within the time frame of Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm. Project work should be completed by October 31, 2018. The anticipated hourly rate is $20-$25/hr of which the professional is expected to complete between 400-500 hours, based on the agreed upon hourly rate. This contracted position offers no benefits.

    Education

    BA/BS

    Salary

    $20-$25/hr

    How to Apply

    Please submit cover letter and resume to lowellhsarchives@gmail.com for consideration. 

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    Knowledge Management Specialist, Hartford Steam Boiler, Hartford, CT

    2137BR

    Title:

    Knowledge Management Specialist

    Job Description:

    This position will develop and execute a Knowledge Management (KM) strategy for our Engineering Department. This will include implementing processes and controls to facilitate knowledge capture, control, and dissemination throughout Hartford Steam Boiler.

    Requisition Number:

    2137BR

    Qualifications:

    Required:

    • Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline

    • 4-6 years experience in Knowledge Management systems and processes

    Desired:

    • Master's degree in a relevant discipline

    • Experience in the implementation of Knowledge Management database systems

    State:

    Connecticut

    Employment Type:

    Full Time

    Additional Information:

    We are an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

    The work environment characteristics, and any physical and mental requirements 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.

    This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

    City:

    Hartford

    Company Name:

    Hartford Steam Boiler

    Country:

    United States of America

    To apply, click here.

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    Development Coordinator, Providence Public Library, Providence, RI

    DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR

    Providence Public Library (PPL) is a 142-year-old nonprofit corporation providing free public library services through its rich and historic physical and digital collections, extensive information resources, thought-provoking exhibitions, impactful educational programs, and expert staff. 

     

    PPL seeks an adaptable, articulate, and highly driven professional with 3 to 5 years of development experience to support the development team in the role of Development Coordinator. This position is an evolving role with potential for leadership responsibilities and will work closely with the Director of Development to fulfill the goals of an aggressive and strategic fundraising program.

     

    The key objectives for this position are to:

    1. Assist with the growth of PPL's Annual Fund.
    2. Assist with donor cultivation events, including PPL's annual gala.
    3. Assist with PPL's ongoing capital campaign.

     

    PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

    Annual Fund Management 

    • Take a leadership role in creating, executing, and managing PPL's holiday and spring annual fund campaigns (direct mail, email, and social media).
    • Assist with creating and managing targeted annual fund campaigns throughout the year.
    • Manage a personal portfolio of mid-level donors, including cultivation, solicitation, and recognition.
    • Assist with major gifts, including cultivation, proposal presentation, and recognition.
    • Attend all Development, Conservator, and Planned Giving Committee meetings and help to manage these committees.
    • Assist with writing and editing grants, as appropriate.
    • Assist with growing prospect pipeline, including prospect and grant research.

     

    Events Management 

    • Assist with the planning and execution of PPL's annual gala, including sponsor solicitation and recognition.
    • Assist with the planning and execution of Conservator Society (major donor) and Lyra Brown Nickerson Society (planned giving) events.
    • Assist with the organization of other events (public and invitation only) to help promote PPL, as appropriate.

     

    Database Management

    • Maintain accurate database records and contact reports.

     

    Capital Campaign Management

    • Assist with capital campaign gift cultivation, proposal presentation, and recognition.

     

     

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS 

    • 2-3 years experience in development or event planning plus knowledge of development/fundraising best practices and appropriate solicitation techniques required;
    • Must be proficient with Raiser's Edge, and general understanding of iWave and Google Docs is a plus;
    • Knowledge of grant and financial processes a plus;
    • Strong interpersonal/human relations skills;
    • Strong verbal and professional writing and communication skills;
    • Strong marketing and presentation skills, including proficiency in social media;
    • Strong project management skills;
    • Ability to interact with diplomacy and tact amid influential donors and diverse groups;
    • Ability to cultivate, maintain, and grow relationships with significant and influential individuals;
    • Ability to identify, cultivate, and secure gifts;
    • Ability to adapt and respond to various situations;
    • Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality;
    • Successful track record in meeting fundraising goals;
    • Professional experience with annual giving, event sponsorship / planning, database maintenance, prospect research, grants, and other fundraising means;
    • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team;
    • Self-motivated, goal driven, and detail-oriented;
    • Flexibility to attend evening and weekend events as necessary.

     

    EXPERIENCE & TRAINING

    Bachelor's degree in communication, marketing, or related field is required.  

     

    This is a full-time position, 37.5 hours per week, in a business casual and highly collaborative environment with excellent benefits and the opportunity to work with a well-respected supervisor who values professional development for her staff.

     

    Starting salary is $45,000 annually, commensurate with appropriate experience. This position is also an exempt position and is not part of the union.

     

    DEADLINE FOR RESUME/COVER LETTER: June 18, 2018

     

    COVER LETTER AND RESUME TO:

    Human Resources

    Providence Public Library

    150 Empire Street

    Providence, RI 02903

     

    Equal Opportunity

    PPL is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or medical or common conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, familial status, national origin, ancestry, age (40 and above), disability, veteran status, military service, application for military service, genetic information, receipt of free medical care, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law. PPL will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

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    Electronic Resources Librarian, Healey Library, University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, MA

    Electronic Resources Librarian

    Healey Library

    University of Massachusetts Boston

     

    Reporting to the Head of Library Systems and Discovery Services (LSDS), the Electronic Resource Librarian is responsible for the end-to-end management of electronic resources and best practices. The incumbent manages the access to electronic resources, including databases, e-journals, e-books, and streaming media; establishes and optimizes workflows to enable efficient e-resource management and ensures the quality of the metadata and reliable discovery of and access to the library's electronic resources via discovery tools and resource management systems; and serves as the library's primary contact with third-party e-resource vendors and publishers and library personnel regarding discovery and delivery issues for electronic resources.

     

    The Library Systems and Discovery Services Department is responsible for library core system infrastructure and the discovery services that support research, scholarship, teaching, and learning at UMass Boston. The Library has recently migrated from Ex Libris Voyager ILS to its ALMA resource management system and PRIMO discovery platform. This position works collaboratively with staff within the department, as well as with other departments in the Library and across campus, to maintain and enhance access and discoverability of the Library's diverse range of electronic resources.

     

    Example of Duties:

    • Manage access to electronic resources, including databases, e-journals, e-books, streaming media, and content from related repository systems (e.g. OCLC ContentDM, bepress Digital Commons);
    • Perform end-to-end management of electronic resources and ongoing maintenance and evaluation workflows, including managing trials;
    • Create and maintain metadata for electronic resources, manage activations for electronic collections and portfolios, and configure link resolving and proxy services;
    • Manage and update Primo Central (PC) Index collections and configurations;
    • Work with cataloging and technical services staff to ensure the quality of metadata representing electronic collections and portfolios;
    • Configure import profiles and perform bulk import/export and batch updates for electronic collections and portfolios;
    • Investigate and troubleshoot access issues involving electronic resources and link resolving;
    • Provide expertise and work collaboratively with staff from library departments and beyond to ensure the availability of electronic resources;
    • Serve as the library's primary contact with vendors, publishers, and library staff regarding discovery and access issues related to the library's electronic resources;
    • Develop and document workflows for managing the integration of electronic resources into the Library's discovery environment;
    • Assist with maintaining vendor and license information, as needed;
    • Coordinate with the library business office to verify subscription status and coverage as needed to troubleshoot access to electronic resources;
    • Collect, analyze, and report data regarding usage of electronic resources;
    • Keep abreast of the state-of-the-art technologies and professional practices;
    • Maintain effective relationships and clear communications with other library departments, campus departments, vendors, and consortia partners;
    • Serve on library and University committees;
    • Perform other duties as required.


    Minimum Qualifications:

    Graduate degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent and a minimum of two (2) years of experience managing electronic resources in an academic library required. Experience with integrated library systems or unified resource management systems. 

     

    Preferred Qualifications: 

    • Experience supporting Ex Libris library management systems and discovery systems, such as ALMA and PRIMO;
    • Knowledge of non-MARC metadata standards and schema such as Dublin Core, EAD, METS, MODS, etc.;
    • Experience working with normalization rules to process record enhancements to individual record or a group of records;
    • Experience with vendor integrations such as GOBI API and Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) ordering and invoicing;
    • Familiarity with acquisitions workflows, DDA/PDA and real-time acquisitions;
    • Knowledge of institutional repository such as OCLC ContentDM and bepress Digital Commons;
    • Experience or understanding of BrowZine, Rapid, LibGuides, and Google Scholar.

     

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Proficiency with MS Office (especially MS Excel) and metadata editing tools such as MarcEdit;
    • Knowledge of cataloging standards and tools such as MARC 21, LCC, LCSH, AACR2/RDA, FRBR;
    • Demonstrated familiarity with relevant library systems that provide discovery and access to electronic resources, including ILS, link resolver, proxy services, and discovery platforms;
    • Demonstrated ability to quickly learn and apply new technologies and adapt to changes in profession;
    • Demonstrated ability to gather, analyze, and interpret electronic resource usage statistics using SUSHI, COUNTER or other reporting standards as appropriate;
    • Demonstrated ability to work positively and collaboratively with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders, including users, librarians, technical staff, vendors, and consortia partners;
    • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively and to be flexible in a rapidly changing service-oriented environment;
    • Strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication, including the ability to develop written project documentation, process procedures, reports, etc.;
    • Strong problem solving skills and attention to detail;
    • Strong organizational skills, including the capability for managing a variety of tasks and multiple priorities;
    • Strong service orientation and awareness of end user needs as related to library services and technology.


    Application Instructions:

    To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and contact information for three letters of recommendation to: http://employmentopportunities.umb.edu/boston/en-us/job/494346/electronic-resources-librarian

      

    Closing date for applications:  June 15, 2018 

    The University of Massachusetts Boston provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information. In addition to federal law requirements, the University of Massachusetts Boston complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the University operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment. Among the procedures which may be used to select personnel to fill vacant positions are review of work experience, reference checks, and interviews. All appointments and promotions will be effective on a Sunday.

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    Digital Projects Archivist, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA

    Digital Projects Archivist, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA

     

    The Jewish Heritage Center (JHC) team at New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) is seeking a full-time Digital Projects Archivist. The JHC Digital Projects Archivist will be responsible for managing and implementing a variety of digital projects, with an emphasis on metadata enhancement and the digitization of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS), Boston Port collection. This is a highly collaborative position that works closely with archivists and librarians from the JHC, Special Collections, and Collections Services teams at NEHGS. The potential applicant will be proactive, comfortable taking initiative, and have experience and interest in archival processing, digital asset management, metadata and digitization best practices, and content creation for social media.

     

    Duties and Responsibilities 

    • Manages and coordinates digitization projects with primary focus on the HIAS digitization project.
    • Modifies and documents, as needed, digitization procedures and workflow based on standards to improve quality and productivity.
    • Communicates with digitization vendors to ensure project is scanned within budget and per instructions.
    • Works with other members of the JHC team to identify, prioritize and develop plans for digital projects.
    • Digitizes, creates metadata, and uploads materials to the digital archives, while providing quality control of images and process.
    • Edits and enhances current metadata and create controlled metadata vocabulary for digital content.
    • Works with JHC Collections Archivist and Special Collections team on born digital materials workflow, preservation, and access.
    • Works with synagogue archives to promote digitization of records through institutional memberships.
    • Develops reference tools for using the digital archives and provides reference services as needed, including instruction on using collections and/or digital archives.
    • Contributes to Vita Brevis and The Weekly Genealogist on a periodic basis to inform on new content in digital archives.
    • Responsible for content creation for JHC social media platforms, and maintaining JHC homepage and landing pages on digital collections site.
    • As part of a team, actively participates in the strategic development of the Jewish Heritage Center.
    • Trains and supervises digitization project interns and volunteers.
    • Other duties as assigned.

     

    Qualifications 

    • ALA-accredited master's degree in Library and Information Science with a concentration in archives, digital curation, or Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) certification.
    • Working knowledge of professional metadata standards, particularly DACS and Dublin Core.
    • Computing and technical skills (Microsoft office, scanning software, photo editing software, Cloud-based storage, XML, HTML.)
    • Experience processing analog, analog-to-digital, or born-digital collections.
    • Experience working with digital asset management and digital repositories, particularly CONTENTdm.
    • Knowledge of digital preservation systems, standards, best practices, and OAIS reference model.
    • Experiencing working with various social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)
    • Demonstrated project management experience.
    • Interest in Jewish history, family history, and genealogy.
    • Excellent communication and writing skills.
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

     

    The Jewish Heritage Center (JHC) at NEHGS is a resource for exploring and preserving the histories of Jewish families and institutions in New England and beyond. With the archival collections as its cornerstone, the JHC engages historians, genealogists, youth, and the general public in programming and research to advance the study of the history, culture, and institutional legacies of Jewish families in New England by educating, inspiring, and connecting people through scholarship, collections, and expertise while serving as an archival and educational resource for other Jewish organizations and institutions. For more information, visit www.jewishheritagecenter.org.

     

    To Apply:

    Please email resume and cover letter to: 
    Michelle Major, Director of Human Resources 
    mmajor@nehgs.org

    Please include your last name and the position title in the subject line of your email. No phone calls, please.

     

    Apply by June 15, 2018

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    Head of Libraries, University of Alaska Fairbanks Libraries, Fairbanks, AK

    JOB NO: 509423

    CLASSIFICATION: Dean (Academic)
    GRADE: Officer of the University
    WORK TYPE: Officer/Senior Administrator
    ADMINISTRATIVE UNIT: University of Alaska Fairbanks
    SCHOOL/BUSINESS UNIT: UAF Rasmuson Library
    LOCATION: Fairbanks
    CATEGORIES: Executive/Director/Management, Library/Physical/Social Sciences

    Position Summary:

    Applications are invited for the position of Head of Libraries, University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) Libraries. This position will be classified as a Dean or as a Director at the point of hire, based on the successful candidate's experience and preferred career path. The Dean or Director will report to the Provost, and will have responsibility for leading the UAF Libraries and managing its resources to accomplish its teaching, research and service mission. The UAF Libraries advances the University's mission through education and the creation, acquisition, management, preservation, and dissemination of information resources.

    Duties:

    The Dean or Director of Libraries is responsible for strategic planning, policy formulation and implementation, management of library operations, budget formulation and management, external funding/grant writing/donor relations, personnel management, and program development and evaluation. The Elmer E. Rasmuson Library is a dynamic, innovative, team-oriented organization. The Dean's or Director's management team consists of the Library's department/division heads and the fiscal officer.

    Major Responsibilities:

    • Provide leadership, planning, budgetary and overall management for the Elmer E. Rasmuson Library, University of Alaska Fairbanks
    • Plan and effectively manage the financial resources of the library, identify and cultivate external funding sources, and advocate for library needs
    • Oversee the daily operations of Rasmuson Library, including supervision and support of academic faculty, staff and students
    • Articulate and implement goals for library services
    • Serve as academic leader for a team-oriented library faculty and staff
    • Serve as advisor for UAF rural campus libraries
    • Work cooperatively, and in collaboration with, colleagues throughout the state and nation in developing and delivering effective, efficient information services and in fulfilling the responsibilities that follow from the library's statewide role as the leading research collection and facility
    • Foster state, regional, national and international contacts
    • Provide campus leadership as a member of the Provost's Council and other policy setting bodies

    Reports To: The Provost, University of Alaska Fairbanks 

     

    University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF):

    UAF is a Land, Sea, and Space Grant university, the world leader in Arctic research, and a Carnegie Doctoral University: Higher Research Activity. Established as the original site of the University of Alaska in 1917, UAF is a multi-campus university based in Fairbanks, the state's second largest city, with seven campuses located across two-thirds of the state. The population of approximately 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students includes a high percentage of Alaska Native, Native American, and international students, a wide variety of other ethnic backgrounds, and a substantial number of non-traditional students, making UAF a richly diverse academic setting. Fairbanks, a modern and close community of approximately 100,000 residents, is located in Interior Alaska between the Alaska and Brooks mountain ranges and is noted for the scope of its unique outdoor activities (hunting, fishing, dog mushing and five months of Nordic skiing in the winter, among others) and temperature extremes (ranging from +90F/32C in summer to -40F/-40C in winter). UAF is one of three universities in the University of Alaska system, which includes the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) and the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS). 

    Elmer E. Rasmuson Library:

    The Elmer E. Rasmuson Library is the largest research library in the state. The library provides the collections and services expected at a first-tier research-oriented Land, Sea, and Space Grant institution. Rasmuson Library houses more than one million print items and subscribes to a full complement of library databases, journals, and eBook collections, serving the diverse needs of undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and researchers. The internationally recognized Alaska and Polar Regions Collections & Archives (APRCA) have extensive holdings pertaining to Alaska and the circumpolar north. APRCA manages the Alaska Digital Archives containing digitized material from libraries, museums, and archives throughout the state. The library provides services to rural UAF students and faculty who do not have access to needed information resources in their town or village. The library is part of a unique statewide collaboration between different types and sizes of libraries, and is a member of the international Polar Libraries Colloquy. Rasmuson Library is the oldest federal depository in Alaska. The library has recently migrated to SirsiDynix Enterprise and is part of the Alaska Library Catalog Consortium, which consists of over 77 public, academic, special, and K-12 libraries who serve 65% of the population of Alaska.

    Library Departments:

    • Acquisitions & Technical Services (ATS) orders, catalogs and processes all library materials. Staff maintains and updates the library's OPAC, Discovery Tool, electronic resources, and the Institutional Repository (ScholarWorks@UA). The department is also responsible for administering the federal government documents and maps depository program.
    • Alaska and Polar Regions Collections & Archives (APRCA) is one of the world's preeminent collections of Alaskana and Arctic/Antarctic materials. It serves an extensive user community with book and serial holdings, archives and manuscripts, historic photographs and film, rare books and maps, the Alaska Native Language Archive, and an oral history program. A growing online presence includes Alaska's Digital Archives (vilda.alaska.edu), Oral History and Project Jukebox (jukebox.uaf.edu), the Alaska Film Archives YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/alaskafilmarchives), and the new APRCA portal (being unveiled to the public mid-2018).
    • Collections & Access Services (CAS) provides reference services, circulation, reserve, interlibrary loan/document delivery, collection development, extensive off-campus library services, equipment/film checkout, the intra-library courier service, and public areas throughout the library, including public computers, printers and copiers. Collections & Access Services manages the staffing and services for the main reference desk and the virtual reference service, and coordinates public services with other library departments. The library's current collection strategy is access over ownership, and provision of materials through evidence-based acquisition, while retaining vital works in every discipline. The library participates in local, statewide, and regional cooperative collection development.
    • Library IT maintains public and staff desktop machines, department and personal shared drives, digital archival storage of special collections in varied formats, and a computer instructional lab, and are the primary support for printing. LibIT provides server support and administration for library web servers, and for the statewide digital archive and statewide institutional repository.
    • Library Science is an academic department. Instruction is delivered primarily through a required curriculum one-credit course in library and information research, as well as through library instruction tailored to meet the needs of individual courses, as requested by university faculty and instructors. A tenured and elected library faculty member serves as Library Science Department Chair, and administers the credit course teaching program through the Rasmuson Library.

    Minimum Qualifications:  

    The Dean or Director will have:

    • A master's degree from an ALA-accredited program or foreign equivalent
    • At least five years professional experience in positions of increasing responsibility in an academic library, including at least three years of administrative experience
    • Demonstrated record of fiscal responsibility including developing and managing a complex budget, directing and implementing strategic planning and assessment of library services
    • Effective written communication skills as demonstrated by the candidate's application materials, and other examples of written work and/or publications
    • Proven ability to communicate effectively and build and maintain relationships with colleagues across disciplines, both within and outside of the library
    • Demonstrated ability to recruit and effectively manage faculty and staff, maintain a collaborative environment and create a culture of respect and intellectual rigor that encourages retention and professional development and productivity of a strong, service-oriented library faculty and staff  
    • Familiarity with current trends in academic librarianship, emerging technologies, innovative library services, information technologies and management, scholarly communication, and public access and care of special collections
    • Demonstrated record of service, scholarship, and professional achievement   

     

    Additional Minimum Qualifications for Dean Position: 

    • A minimum of five years of experience as a faculty member.
    • Faculty rank of at least Associate Professor (or equivalent), either in the current position or previously.

     

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience serving the diverse needs of undergraduates, graduates, and post-docs in an academic library setting
    • Demonstrated record of successful fundraising and grant writing
    • Experience with advocacy and public relations, including donor relations
    • Excellent organizational, analytical and problem-solving abilities
    • Successful participation in collaborative partnerships to provide content and services to a statewide constituency
    • Experience providing library and information services to students and faculty in a multi-campus setting (using an online environment and/or distance delivery of services)
    • Experience serving on decision-making bodies at a university-wide level
    • Experience working in a library that houses significant archival collections or special collections; or related master's coursework
    • Additional graduate degree

     

    To Apply:

    Please attach a resume or vitae, cover letter, three professional reference (names and contact information), and any transcripts/certifications.

    Review Date:

    Applications must be received prior to 11:55 PM Alaska time on July 1, 2018 to be considered. Applications received after this time and date may not be considered for this position.

     

    This position is designated as an officer of the university or senior administrator at the discretion of the president.

    Background Check:

    The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check. This position is designated a senior administrator at the discretion of the president.

    Training Policy:

    It is the policy of the University of Alaska Fairbanks that all employees are required to attend training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period of time to remain employed at UAF. The policy can be located at: http://www.uaf.edu/chancellor/policy/04.07.010/

    Tobacco-Free Campus:

    UAF Campus is a tobacco free campus. For more information, please go to: http://www.uaf.edu/tobaccofreecampus/

    Notice of Nondiscrimination:

    The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution. The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University's commitment to nondiscrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment. Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement of nondiscrimination available at www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

    ADVERTISED:  Alaskan Daylight Time
    APPLICATIONS CLOSE:  Alaskan Daylight Time

     

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    Research Intern, Analysis Group, Inc., Boston, MA

    Analysis Group, Inc.

    Research Internship Description

     

    Headline:                   Business/Legal Research Internship (Paid)

    Job title:                     Research Intern

    Department:              Marketing

    Office location:          Boston, MA (111 Huntington Avenue, 14th Floor)

    Time commitment:   15 - 30 hours/week (2-3 month commitment) hours available Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5: 30 pm

    Hourly rate:               $20.00/hour

     

    Summary:

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

    Relationships

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

     

    Qualifications

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

     

    Application Process:

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

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    Assistant Youth Services Librarian, Franklin Public Library, Franklin, MA

    POSITION: Librarian 3 - Assistant Youth Services Librarian  

    Part-Time position - 19 hours/week including some weekends

    GRADE: L3
    SALARY: $20.22 - $23.63 per hour

    POSTED: May 15, 2018 until filled

    Preferred Deadline: June 1, 2018

    The Franklin Public Library is currently accepting applications for a lively, vibrant Assistant Youth Services Librarian. This is a part-time position and the employee may work up to 19 hours per week. The exact schedule is to be determined, but will generally include Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9:00-1:00, Thursdays 3:00-7:00, and alternating Fridays and Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Duties and Responsibilities:
    The Assistant Youth Services Librarian reports to the Youth Services Librarian. This position helps plan and implement innovative, educational, and entertaining programs and events for youth of all ages. The ideal candidate will assist the Youth Services Librarian in a full range of professional tasks for an engaged community. These tasks include (but are not limited to) dynamic programming for ages birth through age 18, informed reader's advisory, grade appropriate reference, thoughtful collection development, Children's and Young Adult cataloging, creating promotional materials, engaging Franklin families through social media, and outreach in the Franklin community. Energy and enthusiasm are crucial! Experience with STEAM programming and willingness to try new things are preferred. Youth Services is a fun and dynamic department, so bring your sense of adventure!


    Qualifications:
    The preferred candidate will have at least one year of experience working with youth. The candidate must demonstrate genuine, care, respect, and strong interest in youth (ages 0-18) and an ability to establish rapport with them, their caregivers, and professionals who work with youths.

    Applicants must possess a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science (MLIS)

    Interested candidates shall email a resume and cover letter in Microsoft Word or PDF format to apply@franklinma.gov

    Please put "Assistant Youth Services Librarian" in the subject line of the email.

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    Access Services Associate, Pine Manor College, Annenberg Library, Chestnut Hill, MA

    Title: Access Services Associate (Evenings Sept.-May)

    Pine Manor College, Annenberg Library

    Chestnut Hill, MA

     

    Position Summary:

    This position is responsible for growing the graduation rate and student retention through exemplary service to students and support to professional staff.  We are a small, creative team looking for an applicant who shares our user-oriented and mission driven philosophy. Under the direction of the Directors of Library Services, the Access Services Associate is responsible for stewardship of the library during evening hours throughout the school year. We are searching for an individual passionate about diverse patron service in an evolving academic setting. The position supports Pine Manor College students' success throughout their time at the college by aiding in access to materials and providing relevant informational resources to support their studies.


    For more information on the position, please see the full posting on the Pine Manor College website.

    How to Apply

    Email a copy of your resume and cover letter to: hr@pmc.edu

     

    Pine Manor College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to being the place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, to stay, and do their best work.

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    Assistant Regional Library Director, Obion River Regional Library, Martin, TN

    Tennessee Department of State

    Tennessee State Library and Archives

    Mission

    The mission of the Office of the Secretary of State is to exceed the expectations of our customers, the taxpayers, by operating at the highest levels of accuracy, cost-effectiveness, and accountability in a customer-centered environment. 

    Supervisor: Regional Director

    Summary: An employee in this classification performs professional and technical library work in a variety of assignments. The assistant director is responsible for knowing the libraries in his/her region, developing an intimate understanding of their history, programs and services, goals, strengths and weaknesses. The assistant director is expected to develop strong business relationships with key personnel at each local library, to be accessible, and to provide guidance and advice to board members and library managers. The assistant director assists library boards in policy development and planning; works with local government officials and local library support groups to promote advocacy and awareness; and aids local library directors and staff by providing training, assistance and advice in all areas of public library service. The assistant director also assists libraries in the region with applying for grants and by serving as a technical advisor for issues related to use of technology in libraries. The employee will be expected to travel throughout the region and to attend meetings and training programs at the State Library and Archives in Nashville or in other areas of the state.

    Duties/Responsibilities

    • Assist public library directors and staff by providing training, assistance and guidance in areas including planning, budgeting, supervision, technology, collection development, resource sharing, service improvements, data collection and statistical analysis.
    • Attend local library board meetings to ascertain and assist with library policy, planning and development.
    • Plan and present group and one-on-one training for library services.
    • Provide assistance with grant preparation and monitoring.
    • Serve as technical advisor and consultant to the libraries in the region which may include assistance with E-Rate, maintaining websites, hardware and software purchases and technical planning.
    • Assist with development of library promotional materials.
    • Work with library support groups providing advocacy and awareness.
    • Contribute to reports for local libraries, the regional board, and the State Library and Archives.
    • Attend mandatory meetings and training sessions which may require overnight travel.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Education and Experience

    • MLS required, or equivalent public library experience.

    Knowledge and Abilities

    • Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Possesses intermediate to advanced skills in computer operations.
    • Has thorough knowledge of current public library practices and trends, including modern library technology.
    • Has working knowledge of online library management systems.
    • Strong organizational skills, including the ability to establish priorities, follow project timelines and meet project deadlines.
    • Has demonstrated skills in public speaking.
    • Understands the requirements of adult education and has the ability to plan and present effective library in-service training and continuing education programs.
    • Must be willing and able to work a flexible schedule and travel independently throughout the region and the state.
    • Requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing, and speaking.
    • Must possess a good driving record and valid driver's license.
    • Must exhibit the ability to be a positive influence within the region and while representing the region.
    • Ability to work collegially as part of a team.

    Physical Requirements

    • Good hearing, vision and manual dexterity.
    • Ability to move and lift materials of 35 pounds.
    • Ability to stoop, bend and lift to file and retrieve materials.
    • Ability to work in an environment with books that contain dust and other allergens.

    Health, safety and collections security

    • Assist the organization in creating a safe and healthy working environment by working safely with the equipment provided.
    • Follow instructions given for health and safety purposes and immediately report any unsafe working practices or hazardous working conditions.
    • Take whatever measures are necessary to protect materials, property, and/or the collections from loss, mutilation or theft.

    Salary: $3,334 per month plus State of Tennessee benefits package.

    To apply, please email your letter of interest and resume to the Division of Human Resources & Organizational Development, sos.hr@tn.govReview of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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    Children's Librarian, Waterville Public Library, Waterville, ME

    The Waterville (Maine) Public Library is searching for a full-time Children's Librarian to lead library services for children and youth.

     

    The successful candidate will have a Master's Degree in Library and/or Information Sciences from an ALA-accredited institution. In some circumstances, a combination of experience and education may substitute for this credential.

     

    Salary: $35,500

     

    Benefits: Two weeks starting vacation, two weeks sick time, excellent health insurance, voluntary retirement plan, 12 paid holidays

     

    Interested applicants should submit a resume and meaningful cover letter to:

     

    ssugden@watervillelibrary.org (preferred file format: PDF)

     

    JOB DESCRIPTION:

    Under supervision of the Library Director, the Children's Librarian oversees the management and administration of internal and external library programs and services for children from birth through grade 5. 

     

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

    • Demonstrate outstanding external and internal customer service to people of all ages.
    • Maintain a welcoming, friendly, and inclusive atmosphere in Children's Room and throughout the library.
    • Serve as a member of the library's leadership and management team, including actively supervising the facility and staff, and leading teams effectively.
    • Provide all library users with assistance in reference, readers' advisory, information literacy, and use of library materials and resources.
    • Work with colleagues and community partners to design, promote, present, and evaluate internal and external children's programs and activities that address expressed and anticipated community needs.
    • Provide service and maintain liaisons with schools, childcare centers, community organizations, and other groups as determined by library priorities.
    • Evaluate and select titles for purchase or replacement. Reevaluate and deselect materials which need to be cancelled, repaired, replaced, or redistributed.
    • Serve on community and professional committees, as requested, to advance the library and the library profession.
    • Maintain statistical and narrative records and reports.
    • Interpret and communicate library policies and procedures to patrons and colleagues.

     

    REQUIREMENTS OF WORK: 

    • Enthusiasm for public service and the ability to work well with a diverse patronage, including youth of all ages and their caregivers/parents.
    • Knowledge of the principles and practices of public library functions.
    • Strong organization and planning skills, including the ability to perform multiple projects or tasks simultaneously.
    • Demonstrated successful interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
    • Knowledge of available and emerging technologies and their application to children's services.
    • Knowledge and appreciation of children's literature, periodicals, audio-visual materials, electronic media, and materials.
    • Awareness of trends in youth services and of issues affecting youth.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, the general public, and representatives of other agencies and organizations.
    • Ability to initiate, organize, and follow through on programs, services, and projects.
    • Ability to prioritize tasks and work independently.

     

    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 frequently required to reach with hands and arms, stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, grasp, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls, talk and hear. Hand-eye coordination necessary to operate computers and various office equipment. The employee is occasionally required to climb, balance, stoop and crouch.

    The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

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    Discovery Services Librarian, Memorial Library SUNY Cortland, Cortland, NY

    Discovery Services Librarian, Memorial Library SUNY Cortland, Cortland, NY
     
    Position: Full-time academic faculty tenure track senior assistant librarian to serve as a Discovery Services Librarian reporting to the Director of Libraries.
     
    Responsibilities: Manages access, problem resolution, assessment, and discovery of all library technologies; ensures that the library's web presence is accurate, up-to-date, and accessible; identifies training opportunities within the library regarding library technologies; creates usage reports to assist with collection management; serves as primary contact with internal departments and vendors concerning library technologies; provides reference services at a desk, via technology, and by appointment; and serves as a liaison to selected departments; provides general and specialized instruction to faculty and students in the department. Position may work evenings and weekends as appropriate.
     
    Required Qualifications: Master's degree in Librarianship/Information Science from an ALA accredited program with one to two years of experience implementing, managing, and supporting integrated library systems, digital repositories and discovery tools; (e.g., Aleph, Alma, ILLiad, Primo, EBSCO Discovery Service, Digital Commons, link resolvers, EZProxy).  Successful candidate must also have the ability to work successfully both as an active, collaborative team member and independently; possess familiarity with professional standards, best practices, and emerging technologies in libraries; and have a strong organizational and project management skills.
     
    Preferred Qualifications: Academic library experience; knowledge of supporting electronic resource lifecycle activities; experience with reference service, collection development and/or instruction; and/or knowledge of application programming interfaces (API).
     
    Application Procedures:  For application instructions and to apply online go to: http://jobs.cortland.edu/postings/2022  Review of applications will begin immediately.

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    Intern, Canterbury Shaker Village, Canterbury, NH

    Canterbury Shaker Village is offering several full-time internship opportunities with $1000 stipend and onsite housing for fall 2018 (flexible start and end dates).

    Under the jurisdiction of the Education Department, interns will gain work experience in a variety of museum operations including developing family-friendly activities, working with archives and collections, helping with exhibits, and demonstrating historic trades. Interns will also have the opportunity to develop their own research-based project that may be incorporated into future Village programming.

    Ideal candidates will be energetic, self-disciplined, comfortable interacting with diverse staff and visitors of all ages, and have good research skills and familiarity with curatorial practices. Recent graduates as well as currently enrolled students in a relevant BA or MA program are welcome to apply. Applicants must be willing to work some weekends.

    To apply, send a letter of interest, resume, and 2 letters of recommendation to Becky Soules, Daily Visitor & Youth Programs Manager at rsoules@shakers.org.

    EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary

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    Executive Director, Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum, Warner, NH

    Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum, Education and Cultural Center presents historical and ongoing American Indian cultural expression through exhibitions and programs, including an annual Powwow. The Executive Director will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for MKIM's staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission. The ED will have knowledge of Native American Culture. At least 3-5 years experience in a small to mid-sized non-profit organization preferred. Proven ability in staff development and process efficiencies. The position is year-round, hired by and directly accountable to the Board of Trustees through its elected Chairperson.

    Send letter of interest and resume by June 18th to: Search Committee, search@indianmuseum.org 

    Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum, MKIM is an equal opportunity employer.

    EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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    Reference Librarian, Springfield City Library, Springfield, MA

    Full description is available here: http://bit.ly/RefLibJun18Lnkd

    Springfield City Library has an exciting career opportunity waiting for just the right candidate. Are you the one? Are you ready to work as part of our dedicated team of professionals in a very busy urban library system? Each year, we welcome over 700,000 visitors throughout our nine locations and offer nearly 4,000 programs for adults, teens and children. Our 76,628 registered patrons account for circulation of nearly 650,000!

    Springfield, Massachusetts, founded in 1636 by William Pynchon, has a proud history. From its earliest days, Springfield was a center of commerce. In the industrial age, the city was one of the largest, most prodigious manufacturing centers in the country. Springfield's reputation was bolstered by the many innovations that sprung forth from the city's residents. Today, Springfield is once again becoming known for innovation and technology. From mentorship programs for entrepreneurs and accelerators for startups ready to scale to specialty incubators and training, the city is regaining its standing as a great place to start and grow a business. Springfield is also home to large employers including MassMutual, Baystate Health, five colleges, and a host of social and professional services organizations. Have we piqued your interest? Want to know more about the opportunity? Read on.

    The Library seeks applications for a Reference Librarian position at our forward-looking public library. Get excited about the possibilities of working in the city of Springfield by watching this video, then apply before midnight EST on Monday, June 4, 2018. We seek candidates who can embrace the attitude that "It's All Yours, Just Ask," and who see the library as a place to help strengthen our city through strong connections and constructive dialogue. We are here to help community members find what they need, no matter who they are, where they come from, or what they're looking for, because the Springfield City Library is their place of connection to information and knowledge, culture, and community.

    This Reference Librarian position is based at our busy Mason Square Branch Library and is available due to a promotion. The person selected for this position will be part of a dynamic branch library team and focus on reference, reader's advisory, outreach, and programming for teens and children, as well as some collection development. Work is performed under the general direction of the Branch Supervisor and the Manager of Adult & Youth Information Services.

    Requirements include a Bachelor's degree and completion of an American Library Association-accredited Master of Library Science. MLS candidates may be considered as well; once the degree is attained, the salary would be converted to MLS-level pay automatically.

    Desired: Commitment to meaningful community engagement. Experience in creating lively programs for children and teens. Bilingual abilities desirable (English and Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese or other). Excellent customer service orientation is needed, and a "turned outward" approach to community engagement is ideal.

    The salary is $46,683 annually for MLS holders for a 37.5 hours workweek; for MLS candidates $38,779. Further job details and application are available here, or, go to the City of Springfield's website, click on Employment Opportunities, and look for Reference Librarian.

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

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    Call for Participation: Reference and User Services Association, American Library Association

    Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association,  is a member community engaged in advancing the practices of connecting people to resources, information services, and collections.

     

    RUSA seeks to provide meaningful and relevant professional education, service, and networking opportunities to new librarians. As a student, your insight is valuable to help us better meet the needs of those entering the profession.

     

    Please complete our survey so that we can create new and improved opportunities for you to fully engage with RUSA as a professional:

    https://goo.gl/forms/TLh3fCMRLenqOZT23

    We look forward to your response by June 17, 2018.

     

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

    PART TIME CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN

     15 HOURS PER WEEK MAXIMUM

    Mansfield Public Library is seeking a creative, energetic, and enthusiastic team player for the position of Part time Children's Librarian.

     

    Duties:

    • Provides excellent professional library reference services by assisting patrons of all ages with information retrieval, location of materials, use of computers and databases
    • Provides reader's advisory
    • Performs duties specific to the Children's Department including but not limited to: leading story times, assisting with special events or programs, creating displays, flyers, bookmarks, electronic email blasts, and social media promotions
    • May be asked to perform duties at the Circulation Desk including check-out and discharge of materials
    • Cover adult/YA reference desk as needed
    • Other duties as required
    • Work is performed under the general supervision of the Youth Services Librarian

     

    Qualifications:

    • MLS or enrollment in an MLS program
    • Coursework in children's services and/or children's literature is preferred
    • Must enjoy working with children and their caregivers
    • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills
    • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team
    • Knowledge of children's literature
    • Familiarity with automated library systems and technology required
    • Familiarity and ability to utilize social media
    • Ability to work effectively with the public, including oral and written communication skills
    • Flexible, dependable team player
    • Physically able to bend, stretch and lift materials from floor to overhead shelves

     

    15 hours per week. Position requires two nights per week on Tuesday Thursdays. 

    This is a part time position and does not include town benefits.

    Starting salary is $24.79 per hour.

     

    Closing date is June 8, 2018.

    Please forward a cover letter, resume, and MLS transcript to:

    Catherine Coyne, Library Director

    Mansfield Public Library

    255 Hope St.

    Mansfield, MA 02048

    (ccoyne@sailsinc.org)

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    Director of Library Services, Anna Maria College, Paxton, MA

    BASIC PURPOSE: Directs and supervises all functions of the library in support of the mission of the College.

     

    Essential Functions/Responsibilities

    • Oversees day to day operation of the Library
    • Regularly participates in library planning which includes activities such as formulation and implementation of management and operating policy, determine and prioritize objectives in order to meet the needs of the larger academic community, develop and implement library programs and new initiatives, advise and consult in specific area of expertise, and problem resolution.
    • Formulates and is responsible for all policies and regulations for the Library.
    • Responsible overall for the selection, acquisition, organization, and dissemination of library materials andservices.
    • Periodically undertakes a collection management to see that it is relevant to the curriculum and the needs of faculty and students.
    • Prepares annual budget of the library and oversees the expenditures of funds.
    • Represents the library on College committees and is the spokesperson for the library.
    • Leads efforts to expand appropriately cooperative and consortia library arrangements with other institutions.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned.

     

    Supervisory Responsibilities

    • Responsible for the organization and management of the library staff, recommends appointment, promotion, and dismissal of staff members.
    • Directs and supervises the work of departmental employees including, though not limited to supervising, training, scheduling and evaluating employees. Though not having authority for the ultimate decision for a subordinate's change of status, uses discretion and judgment to advancement, promotion or other change in status.
    • Responsible for the automation of the library and insures the effective delivery of electronic services.Coordinate, motivate and direct staff efforts to continue the automation of library services and activities.
    • Develop and supervise implementation of a five year strategic plan for the Library.
    • Oversee administration of an efficient library extension and interlibrary loan service.

     

     

    QUALIFICATIONS: 

    • Master of Library Science degree from an American Library Association accredited institution;
    • Three or more years of progressively responsible supervisory experience in an academic library preferred;
    • Knowledge of and commitment to providing innovative technology;
    • Experience in planning and management of a library operating budget;
    • Working knowledge of ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education
    • Ability and willingness to represent the College through participation in Library Professional Organizations;
    • Ability to work collaboratively while demonstrating initiative, resourcefulness, and commitment to providing excellentservice, strong leadership, and vision;
    • Ability to work occasional evening and weekend hours;
    • Demonstrated knowledge of Integrated Library Management Systems;
    • Preference will be given to candidates with experience at smaller universities/colleges who understand the necessity for balancing day-to-day management with high level visibility.

     

    SCOPE:

    • Supervises support staff employees in the Library.
    • Interacts on a daily basis with students, faculty, administration, staff and vendors.

     

    WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL EFFORT: 

    • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
    • No or very limited physical effort required. May occasionally have to lift up to 20 lbs.
    • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.

     

    To apply, please send resume and cover letter to cholmes@annamaria.edu

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    Patron Services Librarian, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

    Patron Services Librarian

    BYU Library Job Announcement

     

     

    Lead a high-energy staff responsible for front-line student and faculty services including circulation, interlibrary loan, course reserve and faculty delivery, which are some of the most recognized and in-demand services at the BYU Library. The Patron Services Librarian also oversees the Learning Commons, the busiest collaborative learning space in the library, and contributes to patron service assessments and leading change.

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

     

    Brigham Young University is a privately owned and operated university of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and preference is given to qualified candidates who are members in good standing of the affiliated church.

     

    For complete job announcement and to apply go to: https://hrms.byu.edu/psc/ps/PUBLIC/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Employee&SiteId=70&JobOpeningId=64267&PostingSeq=1

                                                                                                                  

    Review of applications will begin August 1, 2018. 

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    Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Teacher Librarianship, Wagga Wagga, Australia

    Reference no: 492476
    Work type: Continuing - Full Time
    Location: Wagga Wagga
    Categories: Academic - Teaching and Research, Library, Research

    • Bring your passion for higher education
    • Supportive, friendly and flexible work environment
    • Excellent employment conditions

     The Role

    •  Continuing, Full Time
    •  Level B/C from $92,117 to $130,114 pa (plus 17% superannuation)
    •  Wagga Wagga

    The Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Teacher Librarianship will actively engage in teaching, research and curriculum development in the School of Information Studies. The appointee will have extensive experience within the field of teacher librarianship and will be able to demonstrate academic and professional experience in teacher librarianship.

    To be successful you will have:

    • A doctoral qualification in the discipline of teacher librarianship or a related discipline or equivalent accreditation and professional standing.
    • Evidence of, and a demonstrated commitment to, the delivery of high quality student centred learning and teaching. 
    • A record of achievement relevant to the discipline area in the scholarship of teaching and/or research/creative works or professional activity.

    About Us

    Charles Sturt University is a young and growing university committed to developing far-sighted people who help their communities grow and flourish. We make a significant contribution to the prosperity and vibrancy of our rural and regional communities, with a reach and impact across Australia and internationally. We work together with industry, communities and students to create new thinking, inspire each other and make a positive and progressive contribution to the world.

    The Faculty of Arts and Education is one of three Faculties within the University. Eight Schools and Centres offer a diversity of courses in education, communication, creative industries, social work and human services, library and information studies, theology, humanities, Indigenous Australian studies and Islamic studies.

    With approximately 9,000 online students and 3,000 on campus students, the Faculty is an innovator in online and blended learning modes. Over 200 academic staff deliver distinctive courses, and are supported by a skilled team of professional staff. On campus courses are delivered at the University's Wagga Wagga, Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Dubbo, and Port Macquarie campuses, and at other locations including Sydney and Canberra.

    Academic staff within the Faculty undertake high quality, impactful research that engages with governments and professional organisations, nationally, internationally and in regional communities, ensuring excellent supervision for Higher Degree Research students. 

    The School of Information Studies is the leading provider in Library and Information studies education in Australia and is one of the largest in the world with around 2,000 students, playing a key role in the information professions.

    CSU offers a great work-life balance, professional development opportunities and generous financial benefits.

    Charles Sturt University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Applications are encouraged from Indigenous Australians; people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); people who identify as LGBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

    Application Requirements

    Applicants are expected to apply online and address the selection criteria in the position description. If you experience difficulties applying online or for further information on completing the application process please visit our how to apply page or contact us.

    This position is advertised across multiple levels.  Please refer to the essential and desirable criteria in each position description for the respective level and address each criterion based on your skills and experience and the level of position that you are applying for.

    Positions descriptions can be obtained via the following links;

     

    Further Information

    Additional information is available in the position description or by contacting:

    Associate Professor Mary Anne Kennan | Acting, Head of School, Information Studies | mkennan@csu.edu.au  | (02) 6933 4893  

    Applications Close: 11pm, 27 May 2018

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    Call for Papers: Toward a Decolonial Archival Praxis

    Archival Science 
    Call for Papers 
    Special Issue on Towards a Decolonial Archival Praxis 
     
     
    Guest Editors:
    J.J. Ghaddar, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto, Canada
    Michelle Caswell, University of California, Los Angeles, US

    This special issue aims to bring together scholarship that explores the myriad ways in which archives and the archival profession have been indelibly shaped by western imperial and colonial ventures. These intertwined pursuits that began over five centuries ago continue to animate and structure every aspect of life on a global scale, as does the racism, heteropatriarchy, ableism and classism crucial to their operation. As part of the broader archival turn, a rich and multidisciplinary scholarship has explored these facets of archives, underscoring how archives, as touchstones of memory and sources for the writing of history; as places of knowledge classification, organization and standardization; and as institutions from which these emanate to the rest of the world; are technologies of empire, coloniality and state. Reading the colonial archive(s) and the records of imperial powers against and along the grain has revealed the archival encounter as a fraught and ambivalent site for the co-constitution of the west and its myriad colonized, racialized others both within and outside European and neo-European borders. Scholars in archival studies have, in turn, explored how the legacies of colonialism and contemporary structures of empire complicate claims over the ownership and custodianship of archives; raise questions about the necessity for archival rematriation and reclamation; call for more expansive notions of provenance or a dispensation with provenance entirely; and encourage participatory and community-oriented archival practices. We seek submissions that build on and elaborate this scholarship by considering the multifaceted and complex connections between our archival records, collections, institutions, and traditions, on the one hand, and the need for a historically-informed decolonial archival praxis and a reconceptualized archival imagination, on the other hand.

    With this issue, we seek to generate research that helps us imagine both a different way of archiving and a different world to be archived by reflecting on what colonial legacies, ideas and practices are being dismantled and those that require transformation. Through such reimaginings, we can push our scholarly and professional practices and thinking toward a more generous understanding and deeper commitment to a decolonial praxis in our field. We issue this call for proposals with the theme Toward a Decolonial Archival Praxis to signal the continued urgency of challenging imperial, colonial and racial oppression within our educational, academic and professional institutions and spaces; and to reflect on the structure and content of the records and collections we archive, the principles we espouse, and our intellectual and professional identities. We welcome research that considers any aspect of western colonialism, neocolonialism, postcolonialism and imperialism in relation to specific archival theories, practices, collections or institutions. We encourage cross-disciplinary or interdisciplinary work and inquiries that emerge from or draw on theories and fields within the humanities and social sciences that are little known or used in archival studies. We particularly welcome submissions from Indigenous authors, members of racialized communities, and from authors originating from or working outside North America.

    Key Dates
    Submission deadline: 1st September 2018
    Review time: September 2018 to March 2018

    Submission instructions
    Papers submitted to this special issue for possible publication must be original and must not be under consideration for publication in any other journal or conference. Previously published or accepted conference/workshop papers must contain at least 30% new material to be considered for the special issue (for workshops 50% new content is required). Submission of a manuscript implies that the work described has been approved by all co-authors, if any, as well as by the responsible authorities - tacitly or explicitly - at the institute where the work has been carried out. Submissions should be made online via the Editorial Manager System at http://www.editorialmanager.com/arcs/. During submission please select article type "SI: Decolonial Archives".

    All manuscripts must be prepared according to the journal publication guidelines which can also be found on the website http://www.springer.com/10502. Papers will be reviewed following the journal standard peer review process (single-blind).

    Articles of various lengths will be accepted, but generally no more than 7,000-8,000 words.

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    Interns, UPenn Libraries, Philadelphia, PA

    Two internships will open beginning in June.

    Fisher Fine Arts Library Intern

    http://www.library.upenn.edu/hr/internship/fisherfineartsintern.html

     

    Museum Library Programming and Instruction Intern

    http://www.library.upenn.edu/hr/internship/museumlibraryintern.html

     

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    Assistant Director, Visual Resources Center, University of Chicago Department of Art History, Chicago, IL

    The Visual Resources Center is searching for an Assistant Director, a full-time benefits-eligible position providing great experience for someone interested in image archives, digitization, digital collections management, and art history. We're looking for a dynamic, detail-oriented individual to join the VRC at an exciting time for the Department of Art HistoryUChicago Arts, and other cross-campus arts collaborations.
     
    Under the general supervision of the Associate Director of the Visual Resources Center (VRC), the Assistant Director of the VRC helps catalog, maintain, and administer digital collections for teaching and research and provides professional, relevant, and effective outreach and support for scholarship to faculty, students, and other members of the University community.

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    Distinctive Collections Librarian/Archivist, Villanova University Falvey Memorial Library, Villanova, PA

    Application Deadline: Resume review ongoing, starting June 30, 2018

    Link to job posting: jobs.villanova.edu/postings/13819

    Years of experience required: 1+ Required

     

    Villanova University's Falvey Memorial Library seeks an entrepreneurial and technologically adept Distinctive Collections Librarian / Archivist.  Reporting to the Director of Distinctive Collections and Digital Engagement, the Distinctive Collections Librarian/Archivist coordinates programs for Villanova University's archives and special collections including: the arrangement and description of distinctive collections materials according to national standards; the acquisition, marketing and management of distinctive collections with a focus on developing new exhibits and outreach activities; the description of digitized materials in the Villanova Digital Library; and the coordination and editing of transcriptions across all distinctive collections.  This position assists in the development and maintenance of relationships with internal and external partners and University Offices and provides library research consultation in response to user inquiries and instructional activities with faculty relating to archives and special collections materials.  

     

    Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University's mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University's mission and values.

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    Director, The Beard & Weil Galleries, Wheaton College, Norton, MA

    Reporting to the Provost or Associate Provost, the Director will be responsible for shaping a strategic vision for exhibitions and educational programming that support the College's core mission, and a broad mission of public engagement intended to expand the impact and visibility of the gallery, its exhibitions, and collection within and beyond the campus community, and to enhance its regional and national reputation.

    This is a part-time, 10-month position, which follows the academic year. The Director of the Beard and Weil Galleries must be a passionate spokesperson and "connector" for the College who will work collaboratively and consultatively with arts faculty, the Arts Manager, and Permanent Collection Curator. The Director will also work with students, including opportunities to teach when available, and foster opportunities for interdisciplinary exhibitions in various departments. The Director will further shape the artistic direction of the galleries by bringing forward the work of emerging young artists, new media, and global range of artists working on socially and politically relevant themes.

    Responsible for the research and development of collections-based and loan exhibitions, the Director will produce at least three exhibitions per year, including Wheaton Biennials. The Director is responsible for planning and implementing all aspects of exhibitions including curating and working with guest curators, attendance at all openings of the gallery, budgeting, shipping and handling, registration, installation, insurance, assisting with fundraising/donor development, supervision of student gallery monitors, publicity in conjunction with the Office of Marketing and Communications, responding to weather-related operations issues, and maintaining an on-campus presence of 20 hours per week.

    To apply, visit: jobs.wheatoncollege.edu

    EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time

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    Call for Proposals: Midwest Data Librarian Symposium

    Midwest Data Librarian Symposium (MDLS) invites session proposals for its 4th symposium taking place at Iowa State University (Ames, IA) on October 8-9.  

     

    MDLS is a low-cost, 2-day, hands-on, unconference style event for Midwesterners who support research data management and research data services (RDS) at their institutions. The greater data community, not limited to data librarians, is invited to present interactive sessions at this year's event. Presenters from all disciplines and regions are encouraged to apply.

     

    Full details and a link to the application form can be found on the MDLS website.

     

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    Research Operations Coordinator, Goodwin Procter LLP, Boston, MA

    Research Operations Coordinator, Goodwin Procter LLP

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

     

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

     

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:

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

     

    EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS/JOB EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

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

     

    To apply, visit Goodwin's career site.

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    Call for Papers: Special Issue on Libraries and Archives in the Anthropocene

    This is a reminder that the submission deadline is approaching for the Journal of Critical Library and Information Science's special issue on Libraries and Archives in the Anthropocene. The guest editors are interested in a wide variety of submissions on questions of librarians and archivists' responses to climate change and related concerns. JCLIS welcomes the following types of submissions:
    • Research Articles (no more than 7,000 words)
    • Perspective Essays (no more than 5,000 words)
    • Literature Reviews (no more than 7,000 words)
    • Interviews (no more than 5,000 words)
    • Book or Exhibition Reviews (no more than 1,200 words)
    Research articles and literature reviews are subject to peer review by two referees. Perspective essays are subject to peer review by one referee. Interviews and book or exhibition reviews are subject to review by the issue editor(s). 
    Please see the URL or attached document for more details, and feel free to contact me or the other special issue co-editors if you have any questions.

    http://libraryjuicepress.com/journals/index.php/jclis/announcement/view/5

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    Adult Services Librarian, Palmer Public Library, Palmer, MA

    The Palmer Public Library has an opening for an innovative, extroverted individual to provide reference assistance, including reader's advisory services; to organize and lead library programs for adult patrons; to assist with collection development in assigned areas; and to work shifts at public service desks, helping patrons of all ages as part of a team committed to exceptional patron service.

     

    This adult services librarian position requires excellent computer skills, including the ability to help patrons use the library's digital resources on a wide variety of electronic devices. We are looking for a librarian eager to collaborate on projects with other library staff, and to engage in outreach to people and organizations in our community.

     

    Please request job description for a complete list of essential responsibilities.

     

    This is a full-time position (35 hours/week). Hours include one evening per week and occasional Saturdays. Additional evenings and Saturdays may be required to meet programming needs.

     

    Qualifications: Requires an American Library Association-accredited Master of Library Science degree.

    Preferred qualifications: 1 year of library experience with a focus on public service, including reference services and programming.

     

    Salary: $19.00-20.00 per hour, depending on qualifications and experience. Full benefits as a Town of Palmer employee. This is a bargaining unit position in AFSCME Local 1364.

     

    Closing date: Open until filled.

     

    Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and names of 3 references to:

    Adult Services Librarian Search, Palmer Public Library, 1455 North Main Street, Palmer, MA 01069, or to director@palmer.lib.ma.us

     

    The Palmer Public Library is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to non-discrimination and cultural diversity.

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    Archival Assistant, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, AR

    The Archival Assistant is responsible for the processing and maintaining of archival itemsand collections. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.

    For more information, click here.

    Typical Functions:

    Receives archival items and determines physical condition and historical significance. Categorizes items and arranges into chronological, alphabetical, or numerical order. Places items in folders or boxes and stores on shelves by classification. Prepares and maintains inventory listing on each item processed. Researches various sources to obtain needed information about items or collections, suchas the identity of person or persons contained in collection. Writes bibliographic sketches to include in collection index. Assists patrons by pulling materials, giving tours, and providing reference service. Responds to specific inquires or requests by conducting searches, making referrals, and/orcompiling needed materials. Performs other duties as assigned.

     

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    Book & Paper Conservator, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

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    Northwestern University Libraries seek a skilled, creative and collaborative Book and Paper Conservator to work in a comprehensive conservation program. The position balances treatment with project management responsibilities. The Book and Paper Conservator has a keen understanding of the functions and responsibilities of a research library conservation lab working with special collections, circulating collections materials, and the wide-ranging material found in archival collections.

    Under the supervision of the Chief Conservator, the Book and Paper Conservator will assist in the management of the Libraries' conservation program, including responsibility for circulating-collection workflows and active participation in special-collections treatments, housings, exhibits, and other activities. Excellent communication skills and the ability to collaboratively set priorities are essential to these endeavors. A planned major building renovation creates further opportunities to help shape how collections are housed, managed, and made available to patrons.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Performs conservation treatments on a wide-range of library and archival materials, including circulating and special library materials. Provides full written and photographic documentation in accordance with the AIC Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Practice. Works with private conservators and contract staff as needed for special projects.
    • Manages the activities of the circulating collections repair workflow, including setting priorities, treatment methods, and procedures; and training staff and students. Assists in the development and implementation of workflow for conservation projects which may include exhibits, loans, digitization, or collection moves.
    • Assists in coordinating the work of temporary and/or full time support staff and student workers.
    • Provides technical advice on the housing, storage, handling and repair of both general and special collections. Advises library staff on conservation principles and practices.
    • Maintains lab statistics. Maintains treatment records and reporting systems. Tracks and maintains supplies; evaluates and recommends tools and equipment.
    • Participates and supports outreach and education initiatives. Participates in local and national professional activities.
    • Participates in disaster response planning and recovery initiatives.
    • Participates in collection surveys and multi-divisional and multi-institutional grant-funded projects.
    • Assists with preventive programs such as environmental monitoring and pest management as needed.
    • Stays current with developments in the field of library conservation; engages in appropriate professional development, continuing education, professional service, and research activities.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned.

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    Cataloging, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

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    The Metropolitan Museum of Art provides an opportunity for employees to enrich and develop their love of the arts while contributing their specific skills and talents to the mission of the Museum. Career opportunities in the Museum are as varied as the civilizations represented in The Met collection, and require all levels of training, experience, and education.

    The Museum's renowned curatorial, conservation, and education departments, as well as the libraries, provide the opportunity to work with leading scholars and art historians. For individuals with great customer-service skills and a desire to work with Museum visitors and guests, opportunities may exist in the special events, concerts and lectures, visitor services, security, and retail departments. Service-oriented professionals with the necessary skill set and a preference for working behind the scenes may want to pursue positions in construction and facilities, buildings, or engineering at The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer, or The Met Cloisters. Throughout the year, a variety of entry-level and professional career opportunities may become available in administrative and/or creative areas, including finance, legal, exhibitions, digital media, design, information systems and technology, marketing and external relations, merchandising, human resources, membership, and development.

    The Museum provides competitive compensation, and generous benefits and perks for all eligible employees, including:

    • Medical, dental, and life insurance
    • 403(b) basic retirement plan and optional matching retirement plan with an outstanding employer match
    • Considerable paid time off, including annual leave, sick leave, and Museum holidays
    • Long-term disability coverage
    • Flexible spending accounts (pre-tax income for eligible health care expenses)
    • Commuter benefits (pre-tax income for parking or mass transit expenses)
    • Free financial-planning services
    • Financial assistance for relevant coursework, seminars, and training programs
    • 25% discount for staff in Museum shops
    • A subsidized staff cafeteria
    • Access to the Museums Council pass, which grants free admission to various museums and cultural institutions

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art is committed to fostering a collaborative and respectful work environment with a staff as diverse as the art collections presented here and the audiences who engage them. Our staff members are art lovers who are passionate about working toward a common goal: creating the most dynamic and inspiring art museum in the world. Join us!

    How to Apply

    Please visit our LinkedIn jobs page to view and apply for current open positions. We appreciate the interest of all candidates; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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    Assistant/Associate Museum Librarian, Reader Services, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NY

    For more information, click here.

    The Thomas J. Watson Library in The Metropolitan Museum of Art is pleased to announce an opening for the position of Assistant/Associate Museum Librarian, Reader Services. This full-time position is a special opportunity to contribute to the success of an innovative and productive art library at a world-class museum while learning and applying new skills.

    The Assistant/Associate Museum Librarian, Reader Services takes the lead in managing public service functions that include circulation, stacks management, and collection storage. The Reader Services Librarian facilitates access to the collections by coordinating circulation and access policies for Met staff and outside researchers; manages collection storage and space utilization; ensures that effective security protocols are in place; and serves on a team that coordinates the preservation of the library's print collection. This position has a leadership role in delivering and developing reference and research services for Met staff and outside researchers; this includes training reference staff; leading instructional programs; scheduling service points; and active monitoring and ongoing assessment of reference and access services. This position requires high level competencies of print and online resources in art history and the humanities; strong commitment to public services coupled with a vision for using emerging technologies; and evidence based decision practices to develop and implement the highest standards of access and service.

    The work schedule for this position is Tuesday through Saturday, 9am-5pm.

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILIES & DUTIES:

    • Takes the lead in managing library operations related to the storage, maintenance and circulation of the libraries' physical collections; this includes managing and monitoring offsite storage (currently 300,000 items with 1,100 transactions per month and an additional 3,000 onsite circulation transactions per month).
    • Monitors and analyzes on and off-site collection storage needs and prepares recommendations for the most effective and economical strategies for collection storage.
    • Ensures effective access to and maintenance of departmental library collections.
    • Develops and maintains best practices and standards related to stacks maintenance and preservation in a large research library. Actively reviews local and national trends to improve efficiencies of stacks and storage operations.
    • Works closely with Book Conservation staff to ensure that the highest standards are maintained in the storage, security, and use of the collection; actively promotes guidelines and standards for the general care, handling and treatment of library materials.
    • Develops in depth knowledge of the circulation functions of the library system and its report generating functions. Analyzes circulation statistics, including collection use data; tracks collection use by museum staff and outside researchers, and provides regular reports.
    • Leads a team that manages an ongoing inventory of Watson Library's collections and works to resolve discrepancies in circulation records, e.g. books not on shelf, missing books, and provides regular status reports.
    • Compiles and analyzes visitor data and coordinates monthly reports on library use by museum staff and outside researchers.
    • Takes the lead in the development, evaluation, implementation, and continuing review of documentation policies and practices for access and reader services; creates training materials and opportunities to ensure excellent customer service; manages education and marketing materials on library resources and services.
    • Participates in the design of surveys and assessments and uses the abundant data available through the library system to improve efficiency and effectiveness of service; assesses needs of library researchers and opportunities for new programs and services by consulting with Museum staff and other researchers.
    • Supervises one full-time position and monitors all public service activities.
    • Provides scheduled reference service in Watson Library (approximately 12 hours per week) as well as research consultations for museum research staff and outside researchers; participates in the library's instruction programs and provides in-depth orientations and presentations for museum staff and for researchers from local institutions.
    • Participates in Nolen Library's reference service and related programs.
    • Works in close collaboration with the Florence and Herbert Irving Associate Chief Librarian to develop and implement programs for staffing service points in Watson and Nolen Library and ensures effective scheduling, monitoring, and continuous assessment and evaluation.
    • Engages in active outreach and marketing of library services and collections and develops presentations and programs for Met staff and other constituencies that highlight instructional programs, and general, special and digital collections.
    • Participates in the selection of print and online resources; works to ensure that the library has the appropriate resources to meet the needs of the staff; reviews usage data on a regular basis and consults with Museum staff and other researchers about their needs.
    • Contributes to the Library's social media efforts including writing blog posts.
    • Participates in Museum and library activities such as Teen's Take the Met, Friends of Watson Library programs and other programming that often take place in the evening.
    • Other related duties.

    REQUIREMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS:

    Experience and Skills:

    • Minimum of three to five years of supervisory and management experience in a research library required.
    • Three to five years of reference and instructional experience in an academic or research library required.
    • Ability to plan, manage, and oversee multiple projects, meet deadlines, and prioritize work in alignment with the strategic goals of the library required.
    • Strong quantitative and analytical skills and the demonstrated ability to gather and analyze data to inform policies and programs required.
    • A broad knowledge of scholarly resources in art history and the humanities including print and online reference resources, rare books and special collections, and digital collections and initiatives required.
    • Excellent communication skills and the ability to provide high quality reference services and to make presentations to a broad range of researchers from novice to advanced required.
    • Understanding of the evolving nature of the scholarly communication landscape and experience working with various content providers.
    • Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders including curatorial and research staff, fellows, and local academic programs required.
    • Experience or capacity for developing creative and entrepreneurial approaches to promoting and delivering reference, instruction, and outreach services.
    • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish positive and productive collaborations with library colleagues and museum staff required.
    • Experience working with content management systems and updating websites required.
    • Ability to adapt to changing organizational priorities and to evolving technological environments required.
    • The ideal candidate will have a strong sense of the future directions of research libraries and be able to articulate this in meaningful ways to colleagues, museum staff, outside researchers.
    • Solid understanding of Social Media platforms and how each platform can be deployed for specific objectives required.

    The Thomas J. Watson Library is the central research library of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Reflecting the depth and scope of the Museum's collection, the library collects scholarly material from the art of early antiquity to contemporary art. Like the Museum, the library's holdings are encyclopedic and global in nature and provide a broad range of research materials on Ancient Near Eastern, Egyptian, Greek and Roman, Asian, Islamic, European and American art. In addition to its extensive collection of monographs, exhibition catalogs and rare books, the library includes 150,000 auction and sale catalogs dating from the eighteenth century to the present day. Watson Library's staff of thirty eight adds nearly 20,000 volumes a year, manages a large collection of electronic resources, and continues to build its digital collections, now comprising over one million pages of online content.

    The Museum's library system includes The Robert Goldwater Library, covering the art of Africa, Oceania and the Americas; Nolen Library, providing materials for all ages on the history of art and also curriculum related material for teachers; The Lehman Collection Library, a collection on European painting and decorative arts; The Joyce F. Menschel Library in the Department of Photographs; The Onassis Library in the Department of Greek and Roman Art; The Irene Lewisohn Costume Reference Library; and the Cloisters Library for medieval art and related topics. The Museum's departmental libraries contribute to combined holdings of more than one million volumes, a collection unrivaled in depth and coverage for the history of art on a global scale.

    See http://www.metmuseum.org/watson to learn more about the Museum's libraries, including access policies and hours, and to connect to the libraries' catalog, Watsonline.

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    Intern, Historical Society of Princeton, Princeton, NJ

    For more information, click here.

    The Historical Society of Princeton (HSP) is located at the Updike Farmstead at 354 Quaker Road in Princeton − a six-acre property with a late 18th century farmhouse, large barn and several other outbuildings. The Updike Farmstead currently houses a museum that interprets Princeton's rich history through changing and permanent exhibitions; space for educational and community programs; and HSP staff offices. The museum is open to the public Wednesdays through Sundays. HSP is also the custodian of a diverse and considerably-sized local history collection, stored off-site, which includes a range of social history, decorative art, fine art, archaeology, and archival items. HSP holds between around 3000 objects in its three-dimensional collection, including 65 pieces of Albert Einstein's furniture, almost 1000 manuscript and archival collections (some collections are several linear feet), approximately 35,000 photographs and negatives, and over 2,000 large maps and architectural drawings.

    Interns should be available to work an average of 10 hours a week for approximately 10 weeks. The compensation for this role is $10/hr.

    Interested candidates should email their resume and cover letter to Stephanie Schwartz at stephanie@princetonhistory.org

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    Digital Archivist, Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, Hollywood, CA

    Reporting to the Director of Digital Management Services (DMS), the Digital Archivist works cross-departmentally with Academy curators, preservationists and archivists to manage efforts to preserve, describe and make accessible digitized and born-digital archival materials.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Act as liaison to curatorial staff and internal content producers to manage the selection, description, preservation, and archiving of digital assets
    • Perform content audits and verify fixity of born digital collections
    • Manage preservation ingests and monitor file-based workflows for proxy creation; identify preservation issues and report problems to AMPAS staff and system vendors
    • Train and onboard new users
    • Field helpdesk tickets and system error reports using JIRA ticketing system; provide ongoing user support
    • Participate in interdepartmental working groups to define data governance and workflows
    • Assist DMS Manager with documentation of workflows, policies and processes
    • Assist DMS Manager and Information Technology staff with data migration, quality control and testing of systems


    POSITION REQUIREMENTS

    • Advanced degree in archive studies or library information science required
    • Minimum 2+ years hands-on experience with archive/library/museum collections and digital asset management solutions (previous experience with Adlib collections management software and Open Text Media Management is a plus)
    • In-depth understanding of digital formats and concepts related to digital use, migration and reformatting with particular emphasis on media formats for audio and moving image file formats
    • Demonstrated knowledge of workflows for audiovisual production, digital restoration of film, video and audio
    • Demonstrated knowledge of principles of archival collection management and preservation required; knowledge of motion picture history and technology preferred
    • Extremely detail-oriented and experienced with standard computer word processing and spreadsheet software
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to articulate complex technical concepts to non-technical staff; patience for training and support
    • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment where consultation, flexibility, collaboration and cooperation are essential


    FULL-TIME/PART-TIME: Full-Time

    POSITION: Digital Archivist

    EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT: Non-Exempt
    OPEN DATE: 5/21/2018
    LOCATION: Hollywood

    ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 8,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the upcoming Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, which is under construction in Los Angeles.

    EOE STATEMENT: The Academy is committed to equal opportunity in employment and to creating, managing and valuing diversity in its workforce. Maintaining a diverse workforce is vital to the Academy. Accordingly, the Academy enforces a strict policy that prohibits discrimination in hiring, training, compensation, promotion, transfer, or termination, whether on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation or genetic information. This includes a workplace that is free of all forms of harassment. And, to help foster diversity, the Academy utilizes programs that ensure fairness of opportunity, pay, and growth to all applicants and employees. Every employee of the Academy is required to follow this policy and to preserve the Academy's commitment to diversity.

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    Archives Assistant, Framingham State University, Framingham, MA

    About Framingham State University:

    Framingham State University is a vibrant comprehensive liberal arts institution located just 20 miles west of Boston, which integrates an academically challenging liberal arts education with workforce preparation programs.

    Framingham State University is committed to Inclusive Excellence through collaborative and sustainable partnerships with faculty, staff, students and the greater community. At FSU, we encourage a supportive, diverse and collaborative environment in which we learn from each other through informed and open communication, institutional practices and community engagement. FSU provides a culturally relevant education that includes a beautiful campus with 35 bachelor's degrees with 80 concentrations and 70 minors, 24 master degree programs, a highly personalized teaching environment, and unparalleled commitment to excellence in diversity and inclusion.

    Framingham State University is honored to be a three-time recipient of the INSIGHT into Diversity prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award. The HEED award is the only national recognition honoring colleges and universities that exhibit outstanding efforts and success in the area of diversity and inclusion throughout their campuses.

    Visit http://www.framingham.edu/careers to learn more about employment opportunities at Framingham State University.

    Job Description:

    The Archives Assistant works under the direction of the Archivist/Special Collections Librarian to provide support to the Framingham State University Archives, by assessing, accessioning, organizing and processing existing and incoming collections. The Archives Assistant will assist with the re-housing and reorganization of the University Special and Archival Collections.

    EXAMPLES OF SPECIFIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Assists with arrangement and description of unprocessed archival collections
    • Prepares and updates current and new finding aids utilizing DACS and EAD
    • Creates preliminary inventory and container lists of new and existing collections.
    • Performs processing and basic preservation assessments for University Archival Collections
    • Performs tasks such as data entry, filing, scanning as it relates to the Archives.
    • Assist with creation and installation of future exhibits within the University Library.
    • Ability to analyze and identify archival materials having sensitive content that may require restrictions or transfers to proper departments.
    • Works on other projects under the direction of the Archivist/Special Collections Librarian.

    The Archives Assistant works under the direction of the Archivist/Special Collections Librarian to provide support to the Framingham State University Archives, by assessing, accessioning, organizing and processing existing and incoming collections., MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: MLS/MLIS or candidate from an ALA-accredited institution, with a concentration in Archives, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Demonstrated knowledge of archival theory and practice, including experience,

    Requirements:

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    • MLS/MLIS or candidate from an ALA-accredited institution, with a concentration in Archives, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of archival theory and practice, including experience processing archival records.
    • Knowledge of relevant standards such as DACS and EAD
    • Detail oriented
    • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
    • Experience using word processing, spreadsheet and database software
    • Excellent organizational skills and ability to plan, coordinate and implement complex projects

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Advanced degree
    • Up to two years of professional level experience in a special collections or archives environment
    • Ability to make logical decisions and to identify hierarchical relationships among elements of a collection.
    • Experience handling fragile archival and photographic materials and in selecting proper preservation housing and treatment
    • Ability to lift 40lb boxes and work in sometimes dusty environment
    • Experience with social media
    • Experience with Archival scanning and proficiency with Photo Shop
    • Website development and cataloguing of rare books a plus

    Additional Information:

    This is a part-time (15 hours/ week), non-benefited, contract position. The hourly rate is $14.00.

    Framingham State University conducts criminal history and sexual offender record checks on recommended finalists prior to final employment for all positions.

    Framingham State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

    Members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Application Instructions:

    Candidates must apply online by submitting a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references.

    For full consideration, application materials must be received by June 15, 2018.

    Framingham State University only accepts application materials through our online application system. We are unable to accept application materials through mail, email, fax, or hand delivery. If you experience technical issues with the online application process, please submit a helpdesk ticket.

    Framingham State University understands that persons with specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance, please contact the Human Resources Office at 508-626-4530 or humanresources@framingham.edu.

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    Metadata & Cataloging Librarian for Special Formats, Harry Ransom Center, Austin, TX

    Job Opening Title: Metadata and Cataloging Librarian for Special Formats

    Institution/Organization Name: Harry Ransom Center

    Job Location (City, State, Province, Country): Austin

    Link to job posting: https://utdirect.utexas.edu/apps/hr/jobs/nlogon/180518010080

    The Harry Ransom Center seeks candidates for the position of Metadata and Cataloging Librarian for Special Formats. The Center is an internationally renowned humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin. Its extensive collections provide unique insight into the creative process of writers and artists, deepening our understanding and appreciation of literature, photography, film, art, and the performing arts. With over 42 million literary manuscripts, nearly one million rare books, over five million photographs and 100,000 works of art, the Center is actively engaged in strategic planning around developing, managing, interpreting, and caring for the Center's rare and unique collections, in accordance with the highest professional standards and a commitment to inclusion and diversity. A reconceived unit for Description & Access to Printed & Published Media now seeks a skilled and collaborative professional, engaged with the dynamic environment of bibliographic metadata, to join our cataloging team.

    The Ransom Center's early book and manuscript collections include 16th- through 18th-century printed works in the Wrenn library, the Pforzheimer library of early modern books and manuscripts, the Recusant collection, the Queen Anne collection, and extensive holdings of 18th-century books and periodicals. The Robert Lee Wolff Collection of 19th-century Fiction includes more than 18,000 volumes of Victorian fiction published in Britain between 1820 and 1910. Printed holdings from the 20th- through 21st centuries are rich in author collections and author libraries which supplement our literary manuscript and archival collections. More information about printed collections, as well as collections in art, photography, performing arts, literature and film can be found at http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/collections/guide/.

    Reporting to the Metadata Librarian & Head of Description and Access, Printed & Published Media, the Metadata and Cataloging Librarian for Special Formats will use expertise in rare books and special formats cataloging to enhance access and discovery for a variety of Ransom Center collections, while contributing to cross-departmental metadata initiatives and shaping new cataloging approaches compatible with current and emerging initiatives such as linked data, RDF, BibFrame, etc.

    For complete text, functions, qualifications, and application instructions please see: https://utdirect.utexas.edu/apps/hr/jobs/nlogon/180518010080.

    Essential Functions

    • Performs original and complex copy cataloging in MARC according to established national guidelines and standards appropriate for printed, published, and visual materials, including but not limited to pre-1821 monographs, maps, playbills, ephemera, photo albums and portfolios, musical scores, and selected works of art.
    • Maintains workflows and communication within the unit on issues requiring expertise and guidance in rare books and special formats cataloging.
    • Collaborates with other Description & Access units and with UT Libraries in support of cross-departmental metadata transformation and catalog management and maintenance activities, including data clean-up and manipulation in multiple access platforms such as the Sierra ILS, CONTENTdm and local Name Authorities.
    • Contributes name authority records to PCC NACO.
    • Trains Federal Work Study students and interns to advance the initiatives of the department and provides quality assurance to ensure integrity of the unit output.
    • Stays abreast of linked data and other bibliographic initiatives related to cultural heritage and cultural objects.

    Marginal/Incidental functions

    • Liaises with curators and other staff to acquire and track printed and published media.
    • Participates in weekly and occasional weekend public service or reference work.
    • May participate in Center and campus committees and initiatives.

    Required qualifications

    • Master's degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited program, or international equivalent.
    • Experience cataloging library materials, preferably rare books and special formats.
    • Evidence of knowledge of MARC and non-MARC bibliographic exchange formats, metadata content standards, controlled vocabularies.
    • Evidence of knowledge of the role and function of authority control.
    • Demonstrated ability to manage time effectively, balance multiple responsibilities, and adjust accordingly to changing priorities, needs, and deadlines.
    • High level of initiative, self-motivation and self-development skills.
    • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills, to effectively work with internal and external audiences in fostering an atmosphere of positive participation and communication.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • At least 2 years of experience post-MLIS managing workflows on a library setting and coordinating cataloging projects.
    • Experience creating authority records, and contributing to PCC NACO.
    • Experience cataloging serials or non-printed and published formats.
    • Experience working with metadata transformation and mapping.
    • Supervisory or training experience.
    • Demonstrated awareness of new and emerging bibliographic standards and technologies, and a commitment to their effective application.
    • Knowledge of rare material handling and preservation.
    • Reading knowledge in one or more languages other than English.
    • A record of professional engagement and service or willingness to develop one.
    • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.

     

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    Community Outreach Specialist, Library of Virginia, Richmond, VA

    The Library of Virginia is seeking a Community Outreach Specialist in the Public Services and Outreach Division. The successful candidate should fully embrace the Library's commitment to "inspire learning, ignite imagination, create possibilities, and encourage understanding" through innovative programming and strong community engagement. Responsibilities of this position include identifying and engaging organizations and individuals within the diverse ethnic communities throughout the commonwealth. The candidate selected for this position will develop and maintain community partnerships, identify opportunities for Library participation in local community events, and create innovative programming. Through this community outreach initiative, the Library will be positioned to enlarge its collections by cultivating potential donations to reflect the diversity of Virginia today and tomorrow. This position will interpret, evaluate, and analyze the research needs of the general public; state and local government officials; local, national, and international media; and academic and specialized researchers and correspondents. The successful candidate will apply knowledge of Virginia history and government, historiography, and the holdings of the archives in order to guide, direct, instruct, or provide the information necessary to answer inquiries and to make the archival records of the Commonwealth available for use as required by Section 42.1-76, Code of Virginia.

    For more information, click here.

    Core responsibilities include, but are not limited to, community outreach, assisting researchers and staff, giving presentations and conducting tours, contributing to the Library's social media sites and blogs, and participating in archival and agency projects. The Library of Virginia fosters an open, team-oriented work environment and seeks individuals who value this approach.

    This is a partially restricted position based on available funding through non-general fund revenue.

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    Oral History Project Archivist, Brooklyn Historical Society, New York City, NY

    Job Opening Title: Oral History Project Archivist

    Institution/Organization Name: Brooklyn Historical Society

    Job Location (City, State, Province, Country): Brooklyn, New York, USA

    Link to job posting: http://www.brooklynhistory.org/about/job.html#Oral_History_Archivist

    Brooklyn Historical Society seeks an Oral History Project Archivist to process and describe a new oral history collection of roughly 50 interviews. Reporting to the Managing Director of Library & Archives and working closely with the Oral Historian, the successful candidate will be responsible for processing and describing the Muslims in Brooklyn oral history collection according to established project procedures and best practices for in-house and online access.

    Muslims in Brooklyn is a two-year, public history project to amplify stories of Brooklyn's diverse Muslim communities. For well over a century, Muslims have lived, worked, and prayed in Brooklyn, making it a major center of Muslim life for NYC and the nation. As such, the histories and experiences of Brooklyn's Muslim communities hold great resonance for national conversations on religious diversity and pluralism. Over the course of this project, BHS will produce the following: a collection of oral histories and primary source records, a web-based educational curriculum, Educational programs, an arts-focused exhibition, dynamic public programming, dedicated segments in BHS's Flatbush + Main podcast series, and a comprehensive publication. Together, these elements will provide learning experiences, challenge assumptions, and promote understanding about Brooklyn's rich ethnic and religious heritage.

    Using ArchivesSpace to create EAD finding aids according the standards set forth in BHS's oral history and archival processing manuals, the Archivist will be responsible for exporting that descriptive record from ASpace to BHS's online oral history portal. Each interview will be described at the interview-level within ASpace using archival standards for description and subject access, and synced using the Oral History Metadata Synchronizer (OHMS). The archivist will also be responsible for updating and maintaining procedures and policies; and additional responsibilities may include supervising of two oral history interns, and supporting reference services during the library's open hours, including at least 1 Saturday per quarter.

    Responsibilities

    • Audit audio recordings and review transcripts.
    • Complete synchronization of audio recordings to transcripts/indices using Oral History Metadata Synchronizer (OHMS) tool.
    • Create a finding aid and publish to NYU Finding Aid Portal.
    • Manipulate item-level catalog records in order to import into Oral History Portal.

    Qualifications:

    • Masters in Library and Information Science, or equivalent degree, with a specialization in archival studies and audio/visual materials.
    • Previous experience working with CMS and ILS systems; familiarity with WordPress content management systems; experience specifically with ArchivesSpace
    • Familiarity with MARC and EAD; AACR2 and DACS; and with the use and application of standardized vocabularies.
    • Experience working with digital assets, specifically audio and video.
    • Familiarity with new archival and digital humanities technology such as OHMS.
    • Ability to work in library stacks in cold temperatures (60-65 degrees Fahrenheit) for up to an eight-hour workday, three days a week.
    • Strong organization and time-management skills; attention to accuracy and detail is essential.
    • Effective oral and written communication skills.
    • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team, and to ensure that work is accomplished in a timely and accurate manner

    Preferred qualifications

    • 2-3 years post-MLS archival processing and description experience, including an understanding of pragmatic and efficient processing procedures.
    • Familiarity and/or interest in histories of Brooklyn neighborhoods, New York City, and / or the histories of Muslims in Brooklyn.
    • Knowledge of oral history best practices; familiarity with OHMS.

    Compensation
    Dependent upon qualifications and experience. Position is a 5-month, grant-funded, part- time position (29 hours/week @ $25/hour).

    To Apply
    Please email a cover letter, resume, and salary requirement to library@brooklynhistory.org with a subject line of Oral History Processing Archivist [last name]. Applications will be reviewed immediately. No phone calls please.

    About Brooklyn Historical Society
    Founded in 1863, Brooklyn Historical Society is a nationally-recognized urban history center dedicated to preserving and encouraging the study of Brooklyn's extraordinary and complex history. BHS is a vibrant museum, a world-renowned research library, a cutting-edge education center, and a hub for community dialogue. Located in a landmark 1881 building designed by architect George Browne Post, BHS welcomes both residents and visitors from around the world to learn about Brooklyn's past, present, and future.

    For more information on our oral history collections, visit
    http://brooklynhistory.org/library/wp/library-collections/oralhistory
    Brooklyn Historical Society is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

    Brooklyn Historical Society is dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, the presence of any mental, physical, or sensory disability, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by federal or state law.

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    Special Project Archivist, Department of Cultural Affairs, New York, NY

    For more information, click here.


    The Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) provides funding and support to New York City's cultural community, including the 33 cultural institutions that comprise the Cultural Institutions Group (CIG) and more than 1,100 not-profit cultural organizations throughout the five boroughs of the City. This constituency represents a diverse array of internationally renowned cultural organizations, including performing arts centers, museums, theaters, wildlife centers, botanical gardens, visual arts and film centers, as well as community-based organizations and arts education programs. DCLA manages a significant portfolio of cultural capital projects; provides donated materials for arts programs; provides capacity building support to cultural groups; and commissions works of public art.

    The Special Project Archivist will work in a team of two (2) for a term of one (1) year to create a comprehensive inventory of the City's current collection of public art, monuments and historic markers. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

    • Coordinate with relevant New York City agencies to collect data on their public art, monuments, and historic markers.
    • Field work, including community outreach and site visits to survey artworks.
    • Using the collected data and the Public Design Commission's Access database records and physical archive files, create a spreadsheet that includes all public art, monuments, and historic markers on City-owned property. The datum must include: artist, title, dimensions, medium, location, location history, subject matter keywords, PDC archive series numbers, and other information as deemed necessary.
    • Research the collected public art data using outside resources to check discrepancies and confirm accuracy of the data. Submit a draft list with suggested edits and information sources tracked to the PDC.
    • After the list is accepted by the PDC, enter data into the PDC database and geocode the locations.
    • Research and provide a list of short-term and long-term digital asset management solutions (software) for maintaining an up-to-date record of public artworks. The list must include a summary of the software's capabilities, pros and cons, and costs.
    • Develop content for a website that will feature an interactive database of the City's current collection of public art, monuments and historic markers. (Note: the City's IT department designs the City's website and will provide templates for information.)
    • Curate at least one social media post per week regarding the public art inventory project for the Public Design Commission's social media platform.
    • Assist with general project-related tasks as required.

    Minimum Qual Requirements

    1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties described above; or
    2. High school graduation or equivalent and six years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties as described above; or
    3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" or "2" above. However, all candidates must have at least one year of experience as described in "1" above.

    Preferred Skills
    A minimum of two (2) years of related work experience in archives.Demonstrated proficiency in project management, communication, and outreach activities. Excellent interpersonal skills, flexibility, and the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with a variety of project stakeholders. Experience conducting historical research. Working knowledge of New York City history and public art a plus. Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite. Proficiency in Excel and Access required. Experience with geocoding and web content management, a plus. A baccalaureate degree in the fields of information management, art history, library science, archives, or museum studies is preferred.

    To Apply
    For City employees, please go to Employee Self Service (ESS), click Recruiting Activities > Careers, and search for Job Opening ID # 346677

    For all other applicants, please go to www.nyc.gov/careers and search for Job Opening ID # 346677

    Note: Only those candidates under consideration will be contacted. For more information about DCLA, visit us at www.nyc.gov/culture

    All appointments are subject to OMB approval.

    Residency Requirement
    New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.

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    Substitute Reference Librarian, Watertown Free Public Library, Watertown, MA

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

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

    This position is for you if:

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

    To be considered for this role you have to be a librarian with an MLS or currently enrolled in a program and completed a reference course. Strong customer service experience, whether it be in a library, bookstore, or restaurant, is a plus.

    We welcome new graduates and seasoned librarians; it's not necessary that you've worked in a public library before as long as you believe in and want to be a part of the important work that public libraries do.

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

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

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    Research Intern, Analysis Group, Inc., Boston, MA

    Analysis Group, Inc.

    Research Internship Description

    Headline: Business/Legal Research Internship (Paid)

    Job title: Research Intern

    Department: Marketing

    Office location: Boston, MA (111 Huntington Avenue, 14th Floor)

    Time commitment: 15 - 30 hours/week (2-3 month commitment) hours available Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5: 30 pm

    Hourly rate: $20.00/hour

    Summary:

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

    Relationships

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

     

    Qualifications

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

     

    Application Process:

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

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    Youth Educator/Librarian, Providence Public Library, Providence, RI

    Providence Public Library (PPL) is a private, nonprofit public library serving the city and state of Rhode Island. PPL engages learners, inspires thinkers and connects diverse communities. 

    Guided by PPL's Think Again! Strategic Plan, we are transforming PPL into a major educational, cultural and community resource. PPL is a learning place where users of all ages can come for lasting experiences; where learners will have opportunities to connect and work with like-minded people, as well as access information and technology that enable them to achieve their goals in a supportive, creative environment. We are a learning place that continually adapts and innovates to meet our community's changing needs.

     

    The Youth Educator/Librarian is a member of the Library's Education Team and will have the opportunity to build upon our growing two-person Teen/Youth Program and contribute to its future vision by designing, planning, and implementing a full range of high impact programs for youth. 

    • Our model incorporates the "connected learning" concept for youth engagement, curriculum development, and delivery of teen education and workforce development programming through programs that provide a project based, educational experience that incorporates youth interests, technology, library collections, community needs, and aligning with school curriculum which result in measurable, quantifiable outcomes. 
    • A planned renovation with a new Teen space, new Makerspace equipment and a current, large federal grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services are some of the exciting opportunities that await the Youth Educator/Librarian. 
    • A whole-community approach where partnerships, building trust and "being" the library both inside our downtown location and throughout the community.
    • We're looking for a detail-oriented and thoughtful doer and a strategic and innovative thinker.

     

    Current responsibilities include: 

    Program Development and Support (35%):  

    • Co-lead in the development and implementation of programs for youth based on connected learning principles with special focus on the use of technology, standards and competencies. 
    • Mentor and coach youth and provide direct student support including assessing student work to award academic credit and digital badges and recruiting and enrolling students.
    • Initiate, develop and grow partnerships with community organizations, educational institutions, libraries, employers, families, etc. 
    • Assist in in identifying and developing funding proposals.  
    • Create an inviting, fun environment for youth that inspires learning and creativity.

     

    Program Management (35%):  

    • Help facilitate workflow and successful delivery of ongoing, drop-in, and one-time-only programs including the summer teen employment program.  This includes daily oversight, supervision of temporary staff, on-site and off-site logistics, ordering supplies and keeping inventory. 
    • Serve as lead on managing budget for teen programs in coordination with the Finance Office including preparing reports as requested, handling invoices, and ensuring that funds are used appropriately and in a timely manner. 
    • Manage Teen Program data and outcomes collection and produce reports and analysis as needed.

     

    Communications and Marketing (15%):  

    • Serve as lead on developing and sharing attractive and compelling internal and external information about the Teen Program.  This includes updating PPL's website/social media, collecting participant stories, creating marketing materials for community engagement and participant recruitment, helping to document best practices, identifying dissemination outlets and presenting at conferences/various venues.

     

    Library Services (15%): 

    • Communicate and collaborate with library staff on areas related to service to youth and families and contribute to overall Education Department goals including Youth collection development and maintenance. 
    • Provide direct assistance to Youth regarding use of library materials and services including outreach to area schools. 
    • The percentage of time for this role is expected to increase in the coming years.

     

    The successful candidate will be a:

    • Consummate team-player who will help identify, nurture, and achieve shared goals with PPL staff, partners, and Youth including proven success in working with community partners, specifically in workforce development, youth education and/or diverse community outreach efforts.
    • Forward-thinker with a record of developing imaginative solutions to complex problems and creating support for solutions.  Comfort with agile program development -- be willing to take risks and pilot projects, evaluate success and failures, and revise.
    • Lifelong learner with a demonstrated commitment to continuous learning and supporting an institutional culture of learning.
    • Flexible professional with the ability to adapt to change and able to handle multiple competing projects, priorities and tasks.  The duties of this position may change over time based on varying funding sources, community needs and other factors. 
    • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communications, including the ability to exercise tact and diplomacy and comfort working in a multicultural environment.  Strong public speaking skills.
    • Educator with knowledge of the educational/cognitive, and social/emotional needs of youth; ability to translate those needs and interests into effective library programs and services. 
    • Knowledge of current trends in programming for youth and outcome-based assessment, including digital badging and the concept of connected learning is a plus.
    • Comfort with training others.
    • Detail-oriented organizer with experience tracking progression of programs and activities that require collaboration and cooperation of others from planning to implementation.
    • Experience in data collection and reporting, program and budget management, and strong computer and technology skills.
    • Bilingual Spanish/English a plus

     

    Experience, Education, and Minimum Requirements:

    • MLIS or MEd or equivalent required, plus relevant experience in education, youth development or a library related field
    • Minimum Years of Experience: 5 or more in one or more of the following:
      • Developing programs/curriculum that supports learning and understanding of youth learning in formal and informal environments.
      • Out-of-school time learning environments with a variety of skills and comfort levels integrating technology into teaching and learning.
      • Program development/management in education/community initiatives with multiple partners

     

    Additional Requirements & Info:

    • Driving/Travel requirements - 10-20% (includes in-state and out-of-state).  Ability to travel across the state to varied locations and sites other than libraries.  Ability to attend out-of-state, overnight conferences and meetings.
    • Willing to work a varied schedule that includes evening and weekend hours.
    • Position Location - Office in Providence, RI with in-state off-site programming/meetings
    • Physical requirements - ability to occasionally lift/move up to 25 lbs.
    • This position is a full-time, exempt position and is part of the union.
    • Salary range:  $50,000 - $55,000
    • The weekly hours are 37.5 hours and the actual working hours may vary.

     

     

    To apply, submit cover letter and resume by May 31, 2018 to:

    The Providence Public Library

    Attn: HR

    150 Empire Street

    Providence, RI 02903

    Fax: 401-455-8004

    E-mail: HR@provlib.org

     

    Equal Opportunity

    PPL is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or medical or common conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, familial status, national origin, ancestry, age (40 and above), disability, veteran status, military service, application for military service, genetic information, receipt of free medical care, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law. PPL will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

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    Archivist, Special Collections, University of California, Irvine Libraries, Irvine, CA

    The University of California, Irvine Libraries is seeking a dynamic, knowledgeable, and collaborative professional for the position of Archivist for Special Collections in the Department of Special Collections & Archives. This is a full-time, permanent position.

    The Archivist for Special Collections is the technical services lead for Special Collections & Archives and collaborates to enhance a user-centered, flexible processing program. The Archivist for Special Collections provides expert guidance and management of archival and manuscript collections, including appraisal, accessioning, preparation of processing plans, arrangement and description, digitization, and preservation of materials housed within Special Collections collecting areas, including but not limited to Orange County regional history, the Southeast Asian Archive, portions of the Critical Theory Archive, dance and performing arts, and literary manuscripts.

    Qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds and life experiences are encouraged to apply. The UCI Libraries is committed to recruiting a diverse workforce and advancing UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.  

    Salary and Benefits: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience based on the University of California pay scales. Appointment is anticipated to be at the Assistant Librarian, Associate Librarian, or Librarian rank with a salary of $49,165 - $75,453. Librarians are entitled to two days per month of annual leave, thirteen paid holidays, and one day per month sick leave. The University has an excellent retirement system and offers a variety of group health, life, and disability insurance plans. Benefits are equal to approximately 40% of salary.

    For more information and to apply: www.lib.uci.edu/archivist-special-collections 

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    Technical Analyst, Retail Tools & System Administration, Staples, Inc., Framingham, MA

    Staples retail stores and Staples.com help small business customers make more happen by providing a broad assortment of products, expanded business services and easy ways to shop, all backed with a lowest price guarantee. Staples offers businesses the convenience to shop and buy how and when they want - in store, online, via mobile or though social apps. Staples.com customers can either buy online and pick-up in store or ship for free from Staples.com with Staples Rewards minimum purchase. Expanded services also make it easy for businesses to succeed with in-store Business Centers featuring shipping services and products, copying, scanning, faxing and computer work stations, Tech Services, full-service Print & Marketing Services, Staples Merchant Services, small business lending and credit services.
     
    Looking to get exposed to multiple technologies on a Retail Technology team, then here is the role for you. The Retail Infrastructure Services team is responsible for technology and infrastructure that supports retail store networks and endpoint devices for the Staples US Retail business. This team uses multiple tools and automated support processes to remotely manage thousands of devices.  
     
    The candidate responsibilities include, but are not limited to, day-to-day system administration and technical support of tools and system management systems, analysis and presentation of data or facts, proactive monitoring and configuration of infrastructure components, writing scripts or updating existing scripts and tools as needed, working with third party support personnel, and adhering to security guidelines and policies.
     
    Primary Responsibilities:
    • Oversee and be directly responsible for maintenance and system administration of tools and tool systems.
    • Ensure systems under administration are secure and patched by working with those other teams that perform the patching and security scanning functions to ensure it is completed in a timely way.
    • Maintain and update (through programming/compiling) custom tools and web applications used to support the retail infrastructure and/or suggest new industry tools that could be purchased to replace older custom tools.
    • Compose and ensure that documentation, operating instructions, installation procedures and knowledge base information is accurate and up-to-date for these tools and systems.
    • Ensures all development work is directed toward providing stable & secure platforms.
    • Assist with the design, development and implementation of solutions that support operational or customer facing systems.
    • Assist in monitoring infrastructure components to ensure reliable performance, investigates and resolves reported problems, and provides input for capacity & configuration planning.
    • Occasionally provide 3rd level problem support for store retail infrastructure components including back office hardware, software, network (wired & wireless), and work with third party technical support providers.
    • Occasionally provide technical/financial analysis, charting and presentations on hardware/software solutions, cost estimating, problem ticket trends, retail store chain counts (hardware/software) and other miscellaneous requests from management.
    • Recommend areas where existing policies and procedures require change or where new ones need to be developed.

    Basic skills:
    • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience
    • 1-3 years' experience working in Information Technology
    • 1-2 years' experience with managing Windows desktops and servers in large scale distributed Active Directory environments. (Windows XP, 7, 8, 10, Server 2003-2012R2)
    • Experience working with systems management tools such as Microsoft SCCM, IIS, Tivoli, BigFix, LANDesk.
    • Knowledge of networking concepts (Ethernet, TCP/IP, and WIFI Networks).
    • Experience in the following: JavaScript, Windows Command Script, Visual Basic Script, PowerShell.
    • Strong troubleshooting skills and root cause analysis
     
    Preferred skills:
    • Masters Degree in MIS/CIS
    • Strong analytical skills, able to present findings to management via spreadsheets and presentations
    • Good documentation skills
    • Self-motivated independent worker, able to lead initiatives from beginning to end
    • Someone who enjoys exploring ways new technologies could be applied
    • Scripting experience working with Installer technologies (Wise Package Studio, InstallShield, Windows Installer, Wise Script).
    • Coding background is a strong plus (C#, Visual Basic)
    • Working knowledge of PCI and PII information requirements
    • Experience managing small scale projects
    • Demonstrated strong communications (both written and oral) and inter-personal skills
    • Experience with enterprise monitoring tools
    • Microsoft certification or A+ certification
     
    Staples is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.
     
    For more information, click here.

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    Assistant Director, Palmer Public Library, Palmer, MA

    The Palmer Public Library has an opening for a librarian with management ability and supervisory skills, who is strongly committed to public service.

     

    We are hiring an Assistant Director to support the Library Director in the overall management of the library, coordinating day-to-day operations, assisting with assessment of community needs, developing goals and objectives and determining methods to achieve those goals, and assisting in planning, promoting, and implementing library activities, programs, and services. The Assistant Director is responsible for the daily management of the circulation and reference desks, and of technical services, and assumes responsibility for the daily operations of the library in the absence of the Library Director. The Assistant Director trains, supervises, and evaluates the performance of professional and clerical staff members.

     

    Please request job description for a complete list of essential responsibilities.

     

    This is a full-time position (35 hours/week); exempt; non-union. Hours may include an evening per week and occasional Saturdays.

     

    Qualifications: Requires an American Library Association-accredited Master of Library Science degree, and 1-2 years of library experience; supervisory experience preferred.

     

    Salary: $44,775.00 per year; full benefits as a Town of Palmer employee.

     

    Closing date: Open until filled.

     

    Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and names of 3 references to:

    Assistant Director Search, Palmer Public Library, 1455 North Main Street, Palmer, MA 01069,

    or to director@palmer.lib.ma.us

     

    The Palmer Public Library is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to non-discrimination and cultural diversity.

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    Learning & Research Librarian, University of Cincinnati Libraries, Cincinnati, OH

    University of Cincinnati Libraries (UCL) seeks a knowledgeable, motivated, service oriented tenure-track faculty Learning and Research Librarian to develop and deliver innovative research, digital literacy and instructional service to the UC community. The librarian leads UCL undergraduate research/scholarship initiatives and serves as a primary advocate for undergraduate library users. The librarian develops, communicates, organizes, implements, and evaluates services and resources. The librarian contributes to the success and development of library initiatives by participating in library-wide committees and teams. This position aligns with the UCL strategic direction to promote students' dynamic interaction with resources in order to construct new knowledge, develop innovative ideas and contribute to scholarship and the university's strategic direction of providing the students an academically excellent environment with a clear focus on cultivating their ideal future. This is a tenure track faculty position.

     

    For information or to apply for this position, please visit: bit.ly/2ISitwW

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    Academic Technology Specialist, Connecticut College, New London, CT

    For more information, click here.

    Connecticut College is conducting a national search for a creative, committed, and energetic Academic Technology Specialist to join an outstanding team of instructional technology, library, and information technology staff in the merged Information Services organization at Connecticut College. Connecticut College, located midway between New York City and Boston in the historic whaling city of New London, is a progressive and highly selective liberal arts college of some 1800 students and is currently implementing its new and innovative Connections curriculum. The recently remodeled Charles E. Shain Library is a beautiful space and was named a 2016 New Landmark Library by the Library Journal.


    General Duties & Responsiblities:

    The Academic Technology Specialist will collaborate with faculty to assess course needs and incorporate appropriate, sustainable academic technologies using sound instructional design methodologies. The incumbent will provide advice, guidance, technical support and multimodal instruction to faculty and students on the use of academic technologies. The incumbent will serve as an administrator to LMS (Moodle), ePortfolio (Digication), and other platforms managed by Instructional Technology and develop or configure plugins and themes to support the curriculum with innovative customizations. He or she will participate on digital scholarship project teams to apply digital scholarship methodology and tools to student and faculty research projects.

    Qualifications:

    Master's degree in a related field, plus work experience in a higher education setting is required. Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging trends, issues, and best practices related to academic technologies to support teaching. Documented experience with web development; technologies may include PHP, JavaScript, Python, HTML, and/or CSS. Experience with the application and use of digital scholarship tools and methods. Ability to build and sustain key relationships with, and provide excellent service to, students, faculty, staff, and other constituencies. Well-organized, able to work under pressure and as a member of a team. Ability to interact well with a variety of people from all aspects of the college and community.

    While this position does not require an MLS, we very much encourage those with an MLS to apply. The position does require a Masters degree.

    Required Documents:
    Cover Letter, Resume

    Applicant Credentialing:
    Thorough applicant credentialing, including criminal records check, will be conducted on the selected applicant.

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    Business & Entrepreneurship Services Librarian, UMass Amherst Libraries, Amherst, MA

    Business and Entrepreneurship Services Librarian

    Librarian I or II

     

    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 seek a dynamic and innovative Business and Entrepreneurship Services Librarian. The Business and Entrepreneurship Services Librarian will serve as the Libraries' primary contact for business and entrepreneurship.  Provide research consultations and offer innovative instruction in support of business, entrepreneurship, labor, and resource economics classes. Act as resource for faculty, students, and staff on scholarly communication topics including copyright, data management, open educational resources, and open access.  Work with partners inside and outside the University so people launching or interested in launching start-up ventures know how to use business resources to help them develop ideas, explore markets for those ideas, and find funding.   Participate in content management activities that support business and entrepreneurship.

    Example of Duties: 

    1. Serve as the Libraries' primary contact for business and entrepreneurship, which includes the Isenberg School of Management, Labor Studies, Research Economics, Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship, UMass Donahue Institute, Massachusetts Small Business Development Center, and UMass Career Services.
    2. Communicate regularly with faculty, staff, and students to develop and maintain strong, productive working relationships.
    3. Provide research assistance and offer innovative instruction in support of business, entrepreneurship, labor, and resource economics classes, including creating tutorials, guides, and videos.
    4. Act as a resource for faculty, students, and staff in their departments on scholarly communication topics including copyright, creative commons licenses, data management, open educational resources, and open access.
    5. Work with partners inside and outside the Libraries and the University so people launching start-up ventures know how to use business resources to help them develop ideas, explore markets for those ideas, and find funding.
    6. Understand and contribute to implementation of departmental and institutional goals for achieving non-discrimination and creating a respectful, inclusive environment that is supportive of diversity.
    7. Work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the Libraries and the campus.

     

    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 - by time of hire.
    2. Familiarity with a broad range of business resources.  Knowledge of reference and information sources in all formats.
    3. Significant knowledge of the methods used in performing library research.
    4. Strong service orientation.
    5. Demonstrated ability to engage with a variety of user populations.
    6. Knowledge of key issues, trends, and concepts used in information literacy.
    7. Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills.
    8. Proficient in teaching or public speaking in large audience settings.
    9. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to engage and interact effectively, working productively, and maintain harmonious working relationships.
    10. Demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities in a positive, constructive, flexible, and cooperative manner.
    11. Ability to respond effectively to changing user and organizational needs and priorities, showing initiative and flexibility.
    12. Ability to prioritize, organize, and accomplish assigned work within established timelines.
    13. Ability to contribute toward creating a positive and respectful workplace defined by personal and professional competence, integrity, and collaboration.
    14. Demonstrated ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the Libraries and the campus.
    15. Understands responsibilities with respect to conflicts of interest and behaves in ways consistent both with law and with university policy.
    16. Understands and contributes to the implementation of departmental and institutional goals for achieving non-discrimination and creating a respectful, inclusive environment that supports diversity and inclusion.
    17. Uses access to sensitive and/or not yet public university-related information only in the performance of the responsibilities of the position and exercises care to prevent unnecessary disclosures to others.

     

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Undergraduate degree in a field of business is an asset
    • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in this or a comparable research library

     

     

    RANK AND SALARY COMMENSURATE WITH SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

     

    Application Instructions:

    Apply online at http://umass.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=97825 and submit a letter of application, resume, and contact information (phone and email) for three professional references by June 29, 2018 for priority consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

     

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

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    Head of Teen Services, Robbins Library, Arlington, MA

      HEAD OF TEEN SERVICES

     

    The Robbins Library is seeking a full-time Head of Teen Services to be part of our innovative and dynamic library team.

     

    The library system in Arlington consists of the Robbins Library (main) in the center and the Fox Branch Library in East Arlington. Library trustees and staff along with the Arlington Libraries Foundation are currently engaged in Reimagining Our Libraries, a project to prepare facilities for a new generation of library users.

     

    Robbins Library is convenient to several MBTA bus lines, the Minuteman bike path, and a variety of great restaurants and shops.

     

    Duties: Oversees teen services; maintains teen collections; organizes reserve collections for summer reading. Creates book displays, posters, flyers, articles and press releases to promote the collection and publicize library services. Updates library website, blog and related social media with teen programming information. Actively engages with Arlington schools' staff and Arlington's teen population in the development of teen programming and collections. Maintains current knowledge in teen services and the library field by attending professional conferences and workshops and regular review of professional literature.

     

    Head of Teen Services is part of the Reference Desk evening and Saturday rotation, and may occasionally fill in at other times. They will assist patrons in using the library; respond to reference questions at our busy information desk; provide reader's advisory service; troubleshoot copiers, printers, microfilm machines and computers.

     

    Attends library Department Head meetings and works with library staff in the planning, development, implementation and coordination of new and/or existing activities involving teen programs; plans, recommends, and supervises various programs and policies to meet community needs and interests. Works under the general supervision of the Director of Libraries. Maintains records of activities and prepares monthly and periodic reports, including expenditures of library funds and donations.

     

    Qualifications: MLS from an ALA-accredited institution is required; two years professional experience working with teens; experience running teen programs; knowledge of print and digital information sources including databases and ebooks; strong commitment to providing excellent customer service; skill in working with diverse members of the community; strong oral and written communication skills; creativity, flexibility, energy, and enthusiasm.

     

    Arlington values diversity. We strongly encourage candidates of varied backgrounds, including people of color, persons with disabilities and others to apply.

     

    35 hours/week, including evenings, Saturday rotation

     

    Pay rate: $58,918 - $73,482

     

    Open until: June 11, 2018

     

    Apply: https://www.arlingtonma.gov/departments/human-resources/employment-opportunities

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    Library Media Specialist, Stoneham Public Schools, Stoneham, MA

    A highly qualified candidate will be state certified as a school librarian, have completed a teacher preparation program/ educational degree, and hold a master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or from a master's level program in library and information studies. 

    REPORTS TO: Building Principal and Director of Instructional Technology

    SUPERVISES: If applicable, paraprofessional(s) who comprise the school library staff and volunteers, student assistants 

    JOB GOALS:

    • To ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information
    • To empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, ethical users of information
    • To instill a love of learning in all students and ensure equitable access to information
    • To collaborate with classroom teachers to design and implement units of instruction, assess student learning
    • To align the School Library Program (SLP) with the mission, goals, and objectives of the school / school district

    TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Teacher work year 

    EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with district policies. 

    ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES TEACHER:

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

     

    LEADER:

    • serves on decision making teams, school improvement and accreditation activities; presenting at meetings
    • benchmarks the SLP to school, state, and national standards
    • stays current in professional practices, educational research; maintains active professional memberships (rev. 2/16)
    • advocates for SLP through an effective public relations program
    • collects and analyzes data to improve instruction; demonstrates correlations between the SLP and student achievement
    • administers the SLP budget to support program goals
    • participates in the recruiting, hiring, training and supervising of library staff and volunteers.

    SCHOOL LIBRARIAN:

    • fosters a creative, flexible environment so that the school library is an essential part of the learning community
    • develops and maintains resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and instructional strategies of the school community
    • cooperates and networks with other libraries/agencies
    • establishes procedures for selection, acquisition, circulation, resource sharing of resources in all formats
    • evaluates, promotes and uses existing and emerging technologies to support teaching and learning
    • promotes the ethical use of information: copyright, fair use, and licensing of intellectual property
    • in cooperation with the front office, maintains the schedule of the library facility

    Applicants can contact Principal Chris Banos directly at 781-279-3840 or email cbanos@stonehamschools.org.

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    Anthropology & Area Studies Services Librarian, UMass Amherst Libraries, Amherst, MA

    Anthropology and Area Studies Services Librarian

    Librarian I or II

     

    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 seek a dynamic and innovative Anthropology and Area Studies Services  Librarian. The Anthropology and Area Studies Librarian will serve as the Libraries' primary contact for anthropology, French & Italian Studies, German and Scandinavian Studies, Judaic and Near Eastern Studies, Slavic and Eastern European Studies, and Religious Studies. Act as the resource for faculty, students, and staff in their departments on scholarly communication topics including copyright, data management, open educational resources, and open access.  The Librarian will coordinate the Research Services Student Assistant program, including hiring, supervision, and training of student workers and participate in content management activities that support assigned contact. 

    Example of Duties:

    1. Serve as the Libraries' primary contact for Anthropology, French and Italian Studies, German and Scandinavian Studies, Judaic and Near Eastern Studies, Slavic and Eastern European Studies, and Religious Studies.
    2. Communicate regularly with faculty, staff, and students to develop and maintain strong, productive working relationships.
    3. Provide research assistance and offer innovative instruction in support of assigned departments and programs, including creating tutorials, guides, and videos.
    4. Coordinate the Research Services Student Assistant Program.  Hire, supervise, and continuously train student workers.  Create and maintain training for student workers.  Serve on the Integrated Services Area training team.
    5. Act as a resource for faculty, students, and staff in their assigned departments and programs on scholarly communication topics including copyright, creative commons licenses, data management, open educational resources, and open access.
    6. Understand and contribute to implementation of departmental and institutional goals for achieving non-discrimination and creating a respectful, inclusive environment that is supportive of diversity.
    7. Work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the Libraries and the campus.

     

    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 - by time of hire.
    2. Demonstrated competency in the area of social sciences or the humanities. Knowledge of reference and information sources in all formats.
    3. Significant knowledge of the methods used in performing library research.
    4. Strong service orientation. 
    5. Demonstrated ability to engage with a variety of user populations.
    6. Knowledge of key issues, trends, and concepts used in information literacy.
    7. Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills.
    8. Proficient in teaching or public speaking in large audience settings.
    9. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to engage and interact effectively, work productively, and maintain harmonious working relationships.
    10. Demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities in a positive, constructive, flexible, and cooperative manner.
    11. Ability to respond effectively to changing user and organizational needs and priorities, showing initiative and flexibility.
    12. Ability to prioritize, organize, and accomplish assigned work within established timelines.
    13. Ability to contribute toward creating a positive and respectful workplace defined by personal and professional competence, integrity, and collaboration.
    14. Demonstrated ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the Libraries and the campus.
    15. Understands responsibilities with respect to conflicts of interest and behaves in ways consistent both with law and with university policy.
    16. Understands and contributes to the implementation of departmental and institutional goals for achieving non-discrimination and creating a respectful, inclusive environment that supports diversity and inclusion.
    17. Uses access to sensitive and/or not yet public university-related information only in the performance of the responsibilities of the position and exercises care to prevent unnecessary disclosures to others.

     

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Undergraduate degree in a field of the social sciences or the humanities is an asset
    • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in this or a comparable research library

     

     

    RANK AND SALARY COMMENSURATE WITH SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE 

    Application Instructions:

    Apply online at http://umass.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=97805 and submit a letter of application, resume, and contact information (phone and email) for three professional references by June 29, 2018 for priority consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

     

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

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    Library Reference Assistant, Tufts University Hirsh Health Sciences Library, Boston, MA

    Tufts University Hirsh Health Sciences Library

    Library Reference Assistant

     

    The Tufts University Hirsh Health Sciences Library (http://www.library.tufts.edu/hhsl/) is seeking a full time permanent reference assistant. The Hirsh Health Sciences Library serves the Tufts University schools of Medicine; Dental Medicine; Nutrition; Public Health and Graduate Biomedical Sciences; and affiliate hospitals. The Hirsh Health Sciences Library is located in downtown Boston in the Chinatown/Theater district.

     

    The Library Reference Assistant is responsible for carrying out all the daily activities of the  Library Service Desk in an effective, customer-oriented and professional manner. Primary duties include providing service to library patrons at the Library Service Desk including but not limited to providing basic reference service and point-of-need consultation and instruction to users for their information access questions; assisting users with access to the physical library and accessing resources on the website; and assisting users with printing and scanning. Interactions with patrons occur in person and electronically.

     

    The person in this position will also use the circulation module of the University Library's integrated library system to circulate material, create and maintain patron records, and create and maintain reserve lists. They will also create and maintain the reserves collection by contacting faculty on a regular basis, and coordinating with library staff as needed for ordering new materials and processing existing materials. Responsibilities also include interpreting and applying library policies as appropriate, accurately referring users to appropriate staff members when needed for additional information, reference or technical questions. This position uses Qualtrics to create and run surveys for the library, some on a daily basis. This person will also be responsible for processing the requests made by HHSL users for materials from other University libraries.

     

    Additionally, this position will be on library and university committees as assigned, including the Library PR Team, and back up on the University Library's Circulation and Reserves Team. This position is the sole full time staff member on Saturdays.

     

    Basic requirements: 1 - 3 years related experience; college degree; experience with library circulation systems; MS Office products and current communication platforms (wikis, blogs etc).The working hours are Monday, Tuesday (or Wednesday), Thursday, Friday 7:30 - 3:30 and Saturday 10 - 6.

     

    Preferred Qualifications: Experience in an academic or special library environment with knowledge of Ex Libris (Alma/ Primo/Leganto) preferred. Very strong verbal and written communication skills and a demonstrated high level of good judgment, analytical and problem-solving skills. Familiarity with emerging technologies and related skills. Ability to be helpful, approachable and flexible. Ability to work collaboratively in a team and independently. Enthusiasm and initiative, and the ability to prioritize diverse responsibilities and meet deadlines. Good organizational skills. Ability to meet and exceed customer needs and expectations.

     

    Please apply online at:http:// jobs.hr.tufts.edu Search by job title: Library Reference Assistant - Hirsh Health Sciences Library or Job Requisition number: 18001294. Tufts University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Please include cover letter and resume with application.  Reviews will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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    Administrative Manager, Bidwell House Museum, Monterey, MA

    The Bidwell House Museum, an early-american history museum and gardens set on 192 acres in the Berkshires, seeks an organized, detail-oriented individual for a part-time 18 hour/week position in our small office. The Administrative Manager works directly under the Executive Director, and is responsible for membership record-keeping and correspondence, office management, and participation in fundraising, media and marketing projects.

    Recent college graduates with an active interest in history, education, historic preservation, art history, and/or museum studies are strongly encouraged to apply. A great job to learn about museum practices!

    The individual needs to be a self-starter with strong oral and written communication skills as well as computer skills, including Word, Excel, Quickbooks. Museum database management experience (Past Perfect) as well as graphic design and web site experience a plus.

    Send resume and references to Heather Kowalski, Executive Director, email: bidwellhr@gmail.com.

    The Bidwell House Museum, 100 Art School Road, PO. Box 537, Monterey, MA 01245.

    For more details: www.bidwellhousemuseum.org.

    EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
    SALARY RANGE: $15/hour

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    Call for Papers: ICADL2018

    ICADL2018 Call for Papers
    The 20th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries 

    19-22 November 2018
    University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand
    (https://icadl2018.org/call-for-papers/)

    Since its beginnings in Hong Kong in 1998, ICADL has become one of the premiere international conferences for digital library research. ICADL 2018 at the University of Waikato in New Zealand offers a valuable opportunity for researchers, educators, and practitioners to share their experiences and innovative developments.

    The main theme of ICADL 2018 is "Maturity and Innovation in Digital Libraries". We invite high-quality, original research papers as well as practitioner papers identifying research problems and future directions. Submissions that resonate with the conference's theme are especially welcome.  Nonetheless, all topics in digital libraries will be given equal consideration. Following the ICADL tradition, the 2018 proceedings will be published as Springer conference proceedings as part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series (LNCS), included in the and indexed by SCOPUS. Electronic copies will be available on Springer website.

    LOCATION

    The conference will be held at Waikato University in Hamilton, New Zealand, a city of 140,000 people centered on the Waikato River in the heart of New Zealand's rolling pastures. Think a small but bustling downtown with river views, a stunning city park complete with themed gardens (including a Japanese and Chinese garden thoughtfully sponsored by our sister cities and local cultural societies), a beautiful river walk, and an attractively landscaped university with excellent conference facilities.  Nau mai haere mai! Welcome!

    The conference will will be co-located with the annual meeting of the Asia-Pacific iSchools Consortium and with the NZ Conference on Computer-Human Interaction  (CHINZ).  It is our hope that hosting these conferences together will bring a diverse group of academic and professional community members from all parts of the world to exchange their knowledge, experience and practices in digital libraries, and other related fields.

    IMPORTANT DATES (ICADL)

    • June 1, 2018 - Workshop Proposal Deadline
    • June 22, 2018 - Paper/Poster Submission Deadline
    • August 31, 2018 - Notification of Paper/Poster Acceptance
    • September 3, 2018 - Tutorial Proposal Deadline
    • September 14, 2018 - Camera Ready Copy Deadline
    • November 19-22, 2018 - ICADL Conference Date

    TOPICS

    We welcome research and practitioner papers in all aspects of digital libraries. The following is a (non-exhaustive) list of topics:

    Information Technologies for Knowledge, Information and Data

    • Information retrieval
    • Semantic Web and linked data
    • Data mining and extraction of structure from networked information
    • Multilingual information access
    • Multimedia information management, retrieval and recommendation
    • Metadata aggregation models
    • Interchangeability and information integration
    • Ontologies and knowledge organization systems, networked information
    • Applications of digital libraries
    • Quality assurance of digital libraries
    • Sociability and high availability of digital libraries
    • Digital preservation
    • Digital curation
    • Research data and virtual organizations
    • User interface and user experience
    • Visualization in digital libraries
    • Social networking, web 2.0 and collaborative interface in digital libraries
    • Personal information management and personal digital libraries
    • Ubiquitous computing and knowledge management
    • Societal and Cultural Issues in Knowledge, Information and Data

     

    Cultural Memory and Digital Heritage

    • Community Informatics
    • Cross-sectoral digital libraries
    • Collaborations among archives, libraries, museums
    • Digital cultural memory initiatives
    • Digital humanities
    • Digital library/ digital archive infrastructures
    • Digital library education and digital literacy
    • Digital preservation and digital curation
    • Economic and legal frameworks and issues
    • Ethics and ethical practice, privacy in digital collection building, management and access
    • Higher education uses of digital collections
    • Research data infrastructures, management and use
    • Information policies
    • Participatory cultural heritage
    • Risks management in digital library/ archive projects
    • Creating, managing and using collections of social media and dynamically generated contents
    • Social sustainability and digital libraries/ archives
    • Socio-technical perspectives of digital information

     

    Digital Library Maintenance and Quality Assurance

    • collection development and discovery
    • data mining and extraction
    • risk management and quality assurance
    • digital curation
    • digital preservation
    • applications of artificial intelligence and machine learning
    • performance evaluation
    • metadata creation and aggregation
    • semantic web and linked data
    • non-textual collection management
    • recommendation system
    • research data management
    • digital humanities and digital cultural heritage
    • service design for digital libraries
    • user experience design
    • user interface design
    • human-computer interaction
    • information retrieval
    • applications of digital libraries in contexts such as learning, virtual organizations, collaborative task
    • personal information management and personal digital libraries
    • user generated content
    • digital library management and administration
    • digital library education
    • digital cultures and digital literacy
    • intellectual freedom, censorship, misinformation
    • privacy
    • intellectual property issues
    • policy, legal, and ethical concerns for digital libraries
    • socio-technical aspects of digital libraries
    • sustainability of digital libraries.
    • Usability and accessibility aspects of digital libraries

     

    SUBMISSIONS

    All paper submission should follow Springer Computer Science Proceedings guidelines (https://www.springer.com/gp/computer-science/lncs/conference-proceedings-guidelines) and are to be submitted via the conference's EasyChair submission page (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icadl2018).

    Full Papers: A Full Research Paper reports significant milestone and provides original results relevant to the scope of ICADL 2018.  The maximum length of a full paper is 12 pages.

    Short Practitioner Papers: A Practitioner Paper is a concise report of findings or other types of work by practitioners relevant to the scope of ICADL 2018. We welcome papers identifying research problems and future directions in the digital library research. The maximum length of a short paper is 6 pages.

    Short Work-in-Progress Papers: A Work-in-Progress paper is a concise report of preliminary findings or other types of innovative or thought-provoking work that does not necessarily reach a level of completion but relevant to the scope of ICADL 2018. The maximum length of a short paper is 6 pages.

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    Children's Librarian, Blaisdell Memorial Library, Nottingham, NH

    Title: Children's Librarian (Part-time) - Blaisdell Memorial Library, Nottingham, NH

     

    Supervisor: Library Director

     

    Summary: The Blaisdell Memorial Library in Nottingham, NH seeks a creative, energetic professional with a passion for providing excellent library service to children and families. The Children's Librarian will instill a love of reading, libraries, and learning by providing a welcoming atmosphere, delivering quality programs, and maintaining an outstanding collection through traditional and innovative methods. The successful candidate will have a positive outlook, strong customer service skills, flexibility, a good sense of humor, and be a team player. As a small library our staff wear many hats and work closely together to best serve our patrons. 

    The Blaisdell Memorial Library is in interior Rockingham County, 15 miles from the University of New Hampshire, with easy access to major highways, exceptional natural resources, and a wide range of recreational opportunities. The library serves a supportive community of approximately 5,000, has 2,800 library patrons, an annual circulation of 40,000 from its collection of over 18,800 items, and hosts a variety of programs for children, teens, and adults.

     

    Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

    • Provide a broad range of services for children, primarily ages 6 and older, concentrating on maintaining the children's collection and creative programming for that age group.
    • Plan, develop, schedule, and implement a variety of creative, enriching, and educational library programs for school aged children throughout the school year and during the summer. Programs occur weekly and monthly during after-school and/or evening and weekend time slots.
    • Manage the advertising of children's programs including the development of promotional materials and flyers, as well as social media (Facebook & Instagram) and the library website.
    • Keep statistical records for children's programs and attendance.
    • Perform regular collection development duties for the children's room, including reading professional publications and book reviews, selecting relevant titles, and weeding.
    • Is responsible for keeping the children's area neat and orderly including the regular development of relevant and engaging book displays and bulletin boards.
    • Collaborate with other children's department staff on scheduling, programs, procedures and other departmental needs. As well as coordinating with the Assistant Director monthly department meetings.
    • Seek out grant opportunities to supplement and diversify the children's collection and programs.
    • Attend conferences and participate in professional development opportunities as initiated by self or suggested by the director.
    • Duties also include shelving and shelf reading, readers' advisory, assisting with implementing the children's summer reading program, creating library displays, circulation and other duties as assigned.

     

    Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

    • Knowledge of childhood development and experience working with children ages 6 and older is required.
    • Knowledge of children's literature. Ability to cultivate good public relations, to work with parents and young patrons, to create and implement age-appropriate programs using a variety of media, and to nurture interest in reading, arts, culture and music.
    • Ability to interact and communicate courteously and effectively with the public and with other staff in a courteous and tactful manner, both verbally and in writing.
    • Exceptional interpersonal communication, problem solving, customer relations and teamwork skills.
    • High energy and an enthusiasm for public library services.
    • Ability to handle a great many details, some simultaneously, with accuracy.
    • Flexibility, adaptability, and the ability to work independently.
    • Ability to use Internet searching methods, apps, devices, and information resources.
    • Must be able to type and have good computer skills, including proficiency of email, Word, Google Drive, Publisher, Excel, and social media.
    • Due to the nature of the job's tasks candidate must be able to push or pull carts, do a moderate amount of bending, squatting, lifting (up to 40 lbs.) stretching and standing for an extended period.

     

    Minimum Qualifications: BA; Library degree is preferred - but a combination of appropriate education and experience may be acceptable; experience working with young children, preferably in programming; knowledge of library practices and services, children's literature and developmental levels and needs.

     

    Salary: $12 - $15 per hour, depending upon experience

     

    Schedule: 20 hours/week + 3.5 hours/month

    Tuesday                       11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Wednesday                 1:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Thursday                     11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Saturday (1/month)     9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

     

    Application Details: The position is open until filled. Please email cover letter and resume to Cara Marsh, director, at blaisdellml@comcast.net.

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    Librarian, Cataloging & Metadata, Arlington Public Library, Arlington, VA

    For more information, click here.

    Join an innovative team that continuously strives to anticipate and meet community needs, maintain rich library collections, and improve upon a 98% customer satisfaction rating. Cataloging and Metadata Services is part of the Materials Management Division that centrally acquires, catalogs, classifies, and processes all materials for Central Library, seven branches, and the Pop-Up location, and maintains the integrity of a database of 300,000+ catalog records.

    Specific responsibilities include:

    • Playing a key role in the ongoing upkeep and maintenance of the library's cataloging, authority control, receiving, and processing workflows.
    • Insuring that print, non-print, and electronic resources are accessible to borrowers in the most timely and cost-effective manner possible.
    • Supporting the manager in quality control for the cataloging and processing of all library materials, while maintaining proper cataloging standards and procedures.
    • Keeping abreast of emerging trends, innovations and best practices affecting library systems and catalogs, and of methods of electronic resources management and metadata standards.
    • Using cataloging tools, such as MarcEdit, OCLC Connexion Client and Sierra's global update to create lists functions, and implement changes and enhancements to the library database.
    • Performing original and copy cataloging in all formats.
    • Coordinating database policies and procedures for the library system, and performing database maintenance practices.
    • Incorporating new ways of leveraging technology for collecting, organizing, and providing access to library materials.
    • Supporting the cataloging and metadata needs of the Center for Local History.

    The successful candidate will be able to help leadership inspire a broad and shared vision for innovative library services, demonstrate the ability to work quickly and accurately in a service and production-oriented environment, and thrive in a fast-paced, rapidly changing workplace.

    Selection Criteria

    Minimum: Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university, plus substantial experience providing library services with at least one year in cataloging related work.

    The ideal candidate will have experience providing programming or technical services that include the following:

    • Knowledge of automated cataloging in a public library setting using modern metadata standards, authority control, and acquisitions processes, such as Dewey Decimal Classification, AACR2, MARC21, LCSH, and LC subject headings, RDA, and LCNAF;
    • Working with vendors to outsource cataloging and processing library materials, including those pertaining to shelf-ready product delivery;
    • Workflows to incorporate new technologies or shifts in cataloging priorities.
    • Knowledge of integrated library systems and statistical analysis;
    • Understanding of typical collection development, acquisitions, and processing practices of a large library; and/or
    • Technical cataloging services modules such as Sierra, MarcEdit, OCLC Connexion Client or other automated systems.

    Special Requirements

    Must possess or be eligible for a Virginia Librarian's Certificate.

    Must be able to push and pull full book carts and lifting items weighing up to 35 lbs.

    Additional Information

    Work Hours: This is a full-time position schedule to work 40 hours per week.

    As this is a broadband class, qualifications may be reduced to hire at the entry (1 year) or journey (2 years) level with a similar reduction in the specialty area.

    Each section of the application must be completed. A resume may be attached, however, it will not substitute for the completed application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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    Archives Intern, Phillips Library, Rowley, MA

    Archives Internship at Phillips Library

    Repository: Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum

    The Phillips Library is the documentation and research division of the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts. The collection presents a detailed account of the global nature of commercial outreach by Essex County residents in the 18th and 19th centuries during the "golden age" of shipping. Logbooks, merchant account books, shipbuilder's records, customhouse records, and documentation of travels and exploration to the Pacific can all be found within its print and manuscript collections. At one time, Salem was the largest trading port on the east coast.  Logbooks in the collection document the relationship between Salem and Japan as early as 1799.  China trade is also represented through manuscripts found in the collection and by the Frederick Townsend Ward print collection, one of the world's largest collections of Western-language materials on Imperial China. 

    In addition, the history of Essex County is strongly represented by manuscripts from its prominent citizens such as Nathaniel Bowditch, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Lucy Larcom, Samuel McIntire, Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, George Peabody, and John Greenleaf Whittier, as well as the Crowninshield, Derby, Hemenway, and Phillips families of Salem. 

    Location: 306 Newburyport Turnpike, Rowley, MA 01969

    Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 to 4:30

    Supervisor: Tamara Gaydos, Manuscript Librarian

    Supervisor email: tamara_gaydos@pem.org

    Supervisor phone: 978-542-1510

    Parking: Free on site

    Intern must pass a background check before beginning the internship. This is an unpaid internship.

    For a beginning archives student

    Project Description: Under the supervision of the Manuscript Librarian, intern will arrange, describe, and create a finding aid for unprocessed collections of personal papers or organizational records in our collection. Intern will choose appropriate subject headings for the catalog records.

    For an advanced archives student

    Project Description: Under the supervision of the Manuscript Librarian, intern will arrange, describe, and create a finding aid for a larger or more complex collection of personal papers or organizational records in our collection. In addition, he/she could digitize a smaller collection and upload it into CONTENTdm.

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    Assistant Director, Southborough Library, Southborough, MA

    The Town of Southborough is seeking applications from qualified individuals for the full-time position of Assistant Director / Young Adult Librarian. Qualified applicants must be available to periodically attend Library Trustee or community meetings/events outside of normal business hours. Experience with library youth services, grant writing, marketing experience and website development are an asset, as is comprehension of state and local government. southboroughtown.com/town-administrator/pages/job-opportunities 

    This is a 40 hour per week position with full benefits; $26.50/hourly rate is non negotiable. Full job description available here: https://www.southboroughlib.org/ckfinder/userfiles/files/jobdescriptions/assistant_library_director_southborough3_1.pdf 

    Closing date: 06/04/18.

    Interested applicants should apply by sending resume and cover letter, and no less than three professional letters of reference to: Ryan Donovan, Director, Southborough Library, 25 Main Street, Southborough, MA 01772 at rdonovan@southboroughma.com. EOE/AA

    Qualifications

    A Master's Degree in Library Science, accredited by the American Library Association. Candidates currently enrolled in a Master's of Library Science Degree program will be considered. Three to five years of experience in public library service, preferably at a supervisory level. Must be able to occasionally lift 10-30 pounds and obtain Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners' certification upon appointment. 

    Preferred skill set: Prior personnel administration, budgeting and payroll experience desired as well as prior Collection Development and public relations experience; proven written and verbal communication and superior customer service skills are also essential. Organizational, procedural and public relations proficiency, and an ability to develop and maintain a rapport with the public, as well as an ability to supervise and secure the cooperation of the staff are needed. 

    Education: MLS

    Annual Salary: $55,120, non-negotiable.

    Closing Date: 06/04/18

    How to Apply: Contact the library director Ryan Donovan at rdonovan@southboroughma.com

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    Project Archivist, Point Lobos Foundation, Carmel, CA

    The Point Lobos Foundation (PLF) seeks a qualified independent contractor to serve as a project archivist to inventory, accession, catalog, and digitize the archival collections of the Foundation. The project goal is to make the collections accessible by creating a searchable digital database to preserve and maintain our cultural history collections. The Point Lobos Foundation's historical materials have never been catalogued, and are not currently stored in a manner suited to records preservation or retrieval.

    The PLF archives contain approximately 6 linear feet of documents, reports, letters, photographs, video and ephemera documenting the transition of Point Lobos to a Reserve in the California State Park system (1880-1936) and assorted materials from the 1950s to 2000s pertaining to the organizational history of the PLF, the founding of Whalers Cabin as a museum and its listing on the National Register of Historic Places.

    Project term and requirements:

    This is a contract position through December 2018; the position may be renewed depending on project timeline and required deliverables. Position requires familiarity with archival principles, practices, and professional standards related to cataloging and documenting an eclectic collection of books, primary source documents, photographs and negatives, audio/visual recordings and loaned objects. Written monthly progress reports will be required through the term of the contract. Work will be conducted within Point Lobos State Natural Reserve (as needed) and your personal workspace. This position requires sitting, standing, and the ability to lift 25 lbs.

    Deliverables

    • Develop and complete Project Timeline
    • Research and recommend an appropriate Digital Asset Management (DAM) or Collection Management System (CMS)
    • Draft Collection Development Policy, Agreements for Donations, Loans, and Deed of Gift,
    • Draft Guidelines for research access to the collection
    • Complete processing of archival items, with detailed inventories and finding aids, and records including location and cataloging data entered into the DAM/CMS
    • Develop a DAM or CMS Training Guide; train volunteers to assist with cataloging
    • Research and recommend methods for storing physical and digital materials
    • Create an itemized list of materials requiring conservation and recommended methods
    • Scan and reproduce historic photographs and documents using OCR; coordinate logistics for digitization work to be conducted by external vendors and conduct quality control reviews of digitized files; photograph objects on display; load digital objects and metadata in the DAM/CMS
    • Develop Training Guide and train volunteers to assist with scanning documents using OCR

    Required Skills:

    • Broad knowledge of best practices regarding archives and preservation, and experience in archive management, collection, maintenance and conservation, and digitization
    • MLS or MA in history with archival management certificate and/or experience
    • Knowledge of and experience with descriptive standards and tools such as Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS), and Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), MARC 21 Formats for Bibliographic Data, and Resource Description and Access (RDA)
    • Proficiency with electronic collections management systems
    • Familiarity with scanning systems, photography, and audio/video digitization and conversion
    • Self-directed and able to work well independently as well as with others

    Submission requirements:

    • Please provide letter of interest outlining experience relevant to the duties outlined in this position announcement, and a resume.
    • Three references: include client name and contact person together with title, organization, address and telephone number(s) and email, and include specific project information associated with the listed reference. References will only be contacted after a successful interview.
    • Submit materials electronically no later than: 15 June 2018

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    Project Archivist, Harvard Law School Library, Cambridge, MA

    Historical & Special Collections at the Harvard Law School Library has a one-year term processing position open. The description is below; for more details and to apply please visit bit.ly/45636BR.
     
    Duties & Responsibilities: Harvard Law School Library seeks an experienced, collaborative, and service-oriented processing archivist for a one-year term beginning July 1, 2018. Reporting to the Curator of Modern Manuscripts within the Historical & Special Collections unit (HSC), the successful candidate will survey United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's collection of scholarly and professional work, develop a multi-year processing plan, and begin describing the collection in an Encoded Archival Description (EAD) finding aid.
    • Survey and appraise approximately 400 linear feet of argued case files, conference files, pre-Supreme Court work, speaking engagements, correspondence, miscellaneous court documents, teaching files, and event files. The collection contains both analog and born-digital materials.
    • In consultation with the curator of modern manuscripts and curator of digital collections, develop a processing plan for the physical and born-digital components of the collection that proposes arrangement schemes; and a management plan responsive to the multiple, rolling restrictions and redactions that impact approximately 75% of the collection.
    • Arrange and describe at least the portion of the collection scheduled to be open to researchers in 2020 (approximately 90 linear feet).
    • Encode a finding aid in XML according to the Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS) and Encoded Archival Description (EAD) standards.
    Basic Qualifications: ALA-accredited master's degree in library science or archival studies required. Minimum of three years' experience in appraising, accessioning, arranging, and describing manuscript collections. Some of the work will take place at the Harvard Depository in Southborough, Massachusetts, thus a valid driver's license and access to a car is required.
     
    Additional Qualifications: The successful candidate will have experience processing large and complex collections. Must have the ability to lift and transport 40-pound boxes, use a stepstool, and open hand-cranked compact shelving. Demonstrated experience with issues relating to risk, restrictions, and managing access to complex archival and manuscript collections. Demonstrated knowledge of current national archival and descriptive standards and best practices, including DACS, EAD, and EAC-CPF. Experience working with ArchivesSpace or similar collection management tools, including importing, validating, exporting, and crosswalking EAD. Excellent writing, communication, project management, and time management skills. Experience working with born-digital materials. Experience working with legal materials. Active involvement in local, state, regional, national, or international professional or scholarly associations.

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    Teen/Reference Librarian, Windsor Public Library, Windsor, CT

    The Town of Windsor introduces a great opportunity for a full-time Teen/Reference Librarian to work at our Main Library. Connecticut's first town is strategically located on the beautiful Farmington and Connecticut Rivers between Hartford and Springfield, Massachusetts and is home to over 29,000 residents and a wide array of local and corporate businesses.

    The Town of Windsor is an organization made up of diverse individuals who are committed to providing quality service through integrity, responsiveness, innovation, passion, and partnership. Starting salary is $50,000-$55,000 depending on qualifications and experience. Town employees enjoy a comprehensive benefit package, including but not limited to, health, dental and life insurance, tuition reimbursement, short and long term disability, and a defined contribution retirement plan. This 40-hour per week position includes 2 nights a week and weekend rotation.

    The Position

    Our successful candidate will oversee all aspects of the teen department including collection development, programming, and teen volunteer supervision. They must also provide excellent customer service on a regular basis at our busy reference desk to our diverse population and work closely with other members of the staff to deliver services to adult patrons.  Additional duties include budget administration, promotion and marketing of teen programs, community/school liaison and collaboration with other staff on strategic planning.

    Our Ideal Candidate will:

    • be enthusiastic, team-spirited, motivated, and organized;
    • communicate effectively orally and in writing with diverse customers and coworkers;
    • have the ability to manage changing priorities and meet deadlines;
    • be able to work in a fast paced, customer service environment with patience, flexibility and attention to detail;
    • have a Master's degree in Library Science with two (2) or more years of experience in public library operations (desired);
    • be knowledgeable of and appreciate young adult literature, trends, materials and pop culture;
    • have a comfort level with computers, technology and social media;
    • be proficient with MS Office Suite, Internet, and other programs as needed;
    • be familiar with specific applications (e.g., Innovative Interfaces ILS, Excel, and Publisher), a plus.

    To apply: Complete an on-line application at townofwindsorct.com/humanresources/ and attach a resume and cover letter with salary requirements by Friday, June 8, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. The Town of Windsor is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of the workforce. EOE/AA

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    Library Assistant, Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, MA

    Part-time Library Assistant (Temporary)

    The Massachusetts Historical Society (MHS) seeks a part-time library assistant (up to 21 hours per week) to greet visitors and provide services to researchers who make use of the Society's collections in the MHS library. This position is available June 18th through September 1st with the possibility of extension.

    The MHS is an independent research library that collects, preserves, and makes accessible manuscripts and other materials that promote the study of the history of our nation--a mission that has remained constant since 1791. The MHS holds more than 3,600 manuscript collections, as well as extensive collections of early American imprints, newspapers, maps, printed ephemera, photographs, engravings, and other research materials.

    The library is staffed Monday through Friday 8:45 AM to 4:45 PM and Saturday 8:45 AM to 4:00 PM. The ideal candidate would have a flexible schedule including Saturday availability. 

    Duties: The library assistant works as part of the reference team and reports to the 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.

    All library assistants are cross-trained on visitor services functions and may be called on to cover the Society's reception desk.

    Requirements: The successful candidate will 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.

    Completion of some coursework in Library and Information Science, American history, American studies, public history, or an archives program strongly 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 5PM on Friday, 8 June 2018, to be considered. 

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    Library Assistant, Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, MA

    The Massachusetts Historical Society (MHS) seeks a part-time library assistant (up to 21 hours per week) to greet visitors and provide services to researchers who make use of the Society's collections in the MHS library. This position is available June 18th through September 1st with the possibility of extension

    The MHS is an independent research library that collects, preserves, and makes accessible manuscripts and other materials that promote the study of the history of our nation--a mission that has remained constant since 1791. The MHS holds more than 3,600 manuscript collections, as well as extensive collections of early American imprints, newspapers, maps, printed ephemera, photographs, engravings, and other research materials.

    The library is staffed Monday through Friday 8:45 AM to 4:45 PM and Saturday 8:45 AM to 4:00 PM. The ideal candidate would have a flexible schedule including Saturday availability. 

    Duties: The library assistant works as part of the reference team and reports to the 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.

    All library assistants are cross-trained on visitor services functions and may be called on to cover the Society's reception desk.

    Requirements: The successful candidate will 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.

    Completion of some coursework in Library and Information Science, American history, American studies, public history, or an archives program strongly 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 5PM on Friday, 8 June 2017, to be considered. 

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    Research Intern, Arlington Historical Society, Arlington, MA

    The Arlington Historical Society is a dynamic organization, devoted to the discovery, interpretation, sharing, and celebration of Arlington's rich and diverse heritage. The society operates the Smith Museum and the Colonial era Jason Russell House, site of the bloodiest battle of April 19, 1775.

    For more information, visit http://www.arlingtonhistorical.org 

    We are seeking a student intern for grant-funded exhibition project, most of the work to take place over summer of 2018. The project will entail historical and material culture research to assist with the development of an exhibition on April 19, 1775 in Arlington (then the western part of Cambridge, informally known as Menotomy). Some knowledge of Colonial-era history and revolutionary war history is beneficial, but not necessary. Some travel to research facilities and archives will be expected, in addition to travel to Arlington to participate in relevant meetings, however much of the work can be done from home.

    This opportunity is paid - a total of $3,600 for the total project. We expect 180 to 200 hours of work over the duration of the summer.

    Applicants should be recent graduates or Graduate Students enrolled in a program in History, Public History, or other related field of study. We are looking for a self-directed individual able to carry out independent research, write clearly, and be a part of a diverse team of contributors.

    To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to contact@arlingtonhistorical.org

    EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Contract
    SALARY RANGE: 7816484300

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    Library Assistant, Watertown Free Public Library, Watertown, MA

    The Watertown Free Public Library is looking for a part time Library Assistant. Our busy mid-sized library serves a diverse population with a broad catalog of needs. As a member of access services staff you will be the first point of contact for many of the over 32,000 patrons who use the library every month.

    This job might be for you if:

    • You like people and you get satisfaction from helping them.
    • You have a firm grasp of what excellent customer service is and you know how to deliver it.
    • You take pride in doing a job well whether it is solving a complicated problem or performing a routine task.
    • You are confident and friendly with interpersonal interactions.
    • You are resilient and understand that when working with the general public you can't take things personally.
    • You are willing to learn and can adapt to change.
    • You believe in the mission of libraries. You want a job in public service.

    To land this job you need to have a high school diploma or GED. You do not need to have worked in a library before, but you do need strong customer service experience. This is a great opportunity for someone in library school who is looking for experience in a public library setting. In fact, the outgoing employee just graduated and is moving onto her first professional position!

     

    To see a more detailed job description and instructions to apply, please visit: http://watertownlib.org/444/Part-Time-Library-Assistant

     

    This is a part time (23 hours) union position. Benefits include healthcare, retirement, paid holidays, and generous sick and vacation time. The work schedule includes evening hours and a weekend rotation. The hourly rate is $20.61 per hour.

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    Children's & Young Adult Librarian, Oak Bluffs Public Library, Vineyard Haven, MA

    Children's and Young Adult Librarian

    Oak Bluffs Public Library

    Innovative island library seeks a friendly, energetic Children's and Young Adult Librarian for its beloved Children's Department.

    Candidate must excel at progressive collection development, limitless programming development and execution, and have an overall enthusiasm for children and families. This position contributes to the library as a hard-working, creative team member.

    The position performs professional and supervisory work in planning, implementing, and managing a comprehensive program of services to library patrons from ages 0 to 18.

    We are especially interested in a team player who can lead the Children's Staff and programming schedule with positive attitude.

    Knowledge of computers and library systems is required--duties include collection development, cataloging, children's programming and weekly story times, as well as advertising and promotion of programs.

    Previous library experience, especially with children and young adults is preferred.

    Qualifications: Bachelor's degree; MLS and/or coursework in education or child development preferred.

     

    1-3 years working in public library setting or combination of experience and education that demonstrates skills developed in the area of children's/youth services and program development.

     

    This is a full-time (40 hours) union position with comprehensive benefits package. Work hours include Saturdays and evenings. 

    Recent graduates are encouraged to apply.

     

    Job description and online application form available from oakbluffsma.gov/jobs or email wbrough@oakbluffsma.gov

     

    For all inquiries, request job application and to send applications, resume and cover letter, email wbrough@oakbluffsma.gov .

     

    Oak Bluffs is an EOE.

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    Visual Collections Assistant, Historical & Special Collections, Harvard Law School Library, Cambridge, MA

    Temporary Visual Collections Assistant - Historical & Special Collections, Harvard Law School Library

     

    The Historical & Special Collections ("HSC") team in the Harvard Law School Library seeks a flexible and engaged person who seeks experience in a busy and multifaceted special collections department. The Harvard Law School Library is preparing for a renovation project that will require HSC to manage the movement of artwork under its purview. The Temporary Visual Collections Assistant will assist HSC by managing reproductions and imaging requests, assisting with art-related projects, and other renovation-related tasks.

    This is a part-time, temporary position, 10 hours per week for approximately 13 months from June 2018 through June 2019. The position reports to Lesley Schoenfeld, Public Services & Visual Collections Administrator, Historical & Special Collections.

     

    Typical Duties

    • Respond to researchers' requests for reproductions of HSC's large and varied collection including modern manuscripts, rare books, and visual materials: Locate materials in the collection and consult with curators on requests; reproduce them in-house or liaise with Harvard Library's Imaging Services team; and retrieve image files from Harvard's Digital Repository Service.
    • Track and monitor reproduction requests and communicate with researchers.
    • Assist Public Services & Visuals Collections Administrator with renovation-related physical plant projects, mainly involving the movement and transportation of artwork throughout the building and campus.
    • Support research, imaging, and conservation projects by requesting, delivering, and retrieving HSC's materials from various campus locations.
    • Other duties as assigned.

     

    Schedule

    Monday - Friday, 10 hours per week; 2-4 days per week, 3-5 hours per day between the hours of 9:30 am and 5 pm.

    The term of the position runs approximately from June 2018 through June 2019.

     

    Experience and Education

    Required

    • BA degree
    • Attention to detail
    • Excellent writing and communication skills
    • Familiar with MS Office environment
    • Ability to lift 40 pounds; load, transport, and unload library materials on a cart; use a stepladder to shelve and retrieve books; operate hand-cranked compact shelving, and move artwork

     

    Strongly Preferred

    • Experience working in a library special collections environment
    • Experience handling special collections or art materials
    • Experience with Photoshop and archival scanning

     

    Salary and Benefits

    $15 per hour, no benefits

     

    All applications should be sent to lschoenf@law.harvard.edu.

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    Librarian/Archivist, University of Texas Libraries, Austin, TX

    Consuelo Artaza and Castañeda Diversity Alliance Pilot Residency Program Librarian, University of Texas Libraries

    As a member of the ACRL Diversity Alliance, UT Libraries seeks a creative and innovative early-career librarian or archivist with a commitment to building a diverse workforce and fostering diversity within the profession. 

    Priority consideration will be given for application material received by Tuesday, May 29, 2018.

    The University of Texas Libraries welcomes and respects all individuals and communities by valuing and consciously maintaining awareness of diverse perspectives and experiences. We believe inclusivity is critical to fostering excellence in all of our endeavors, and we promote diversity in our collections and the services that we provide as well as in our recruiting, hiring and retention practices. The Residency Program will give the successful candidates an opportunity to gain experience and skills foundational to a successful career in librarianship.

    Purpose

    The University of Texas Libraries is actively recruiting two Librarian I candidates for the Consuelo Artaza and Castañeda Diversity Alliance Pilot Residency Program for an expected start date of September 4, 2018, negotiable. Each two-year academic librarian position offers an early-career librarian or archivist in a historically underrepresented group specialized training, continuing education, and mentorship based on the resident's professional interests and goals.

    Essential Functions

    This Residency Program supports UT Libraries commitment to build a diverse workforce and foster diversity within the profession. Residents will gain experience in a range of areas of academic librarianship, fostering both broad and deep understanding of how academic and research libraries operate. 

    A final job description will be developed collaboratively in the first year and will include rotations through 3-4 UT Libraries units or areas. First-year rotations could include: library instruction and pedagogy; subject liaison librarianship and collection development; digital scholarship, scholarly communications, and data management; assessment and planning; collections acquisitions and licensing; digitization and preservation; special collections, rare books, and archives; metadata and cataloging; and others based on each resident's interests. The second year will culminate in an immersive project-centered and skill-based experience.

    Rotations and final projects will develop essential skill sets needed for librarianship and will allow residents to collaborate with other librarians and participate actively in the work of UT Libraries. 

    Residents will also participate in professional library and scholarly organizations contributing to both skill development and a tangible contribution to the profession.

    Required qualifications

    MLS received in the last two years from an ALA-accredited graduate program, conferred by August 2018.

    Demonstrated experience in establishing priorities, meeting deadlines, and organizing work effectively. A willingness to take on new challenges with a creative approach to troubleshooting problems. Ability to communicate effectively, in person and in writing. Ability to work independently. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and efficiently in a fast-paced and evolving technological, team-oriented and change-ready environment. Demonstrated willingness to respond to opportunities with initiative, creative energy, and leadership.

    For more information, click here.

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    Intern, Library Science, Boston Islamic Seminary, Boston, MA

    The Boston Islamic Seminary is seeking an intern with expertise in the Library sciences to catalog books received as donations to start the Seminary library.  The donated books include volumes in both English and Arabic, so our cataloging system will need to account for that, although community volunteers can be available to help reading, translating and entering data for the Arabic-language books.  We are hoping to develop a system that will serve us from our current startup phase and well into the future as we acquire additional texts and build our library.

    The Boston Islamic Seminary is a planned graduate-level seminary that will train Imams, Chaplains and scholars to serve Muslim communities throughout the United States.  Based on Boston, MA, the Seminary currently runs a Continuing Education program, and plans to launch a degree-granting academic programming in 2019.

    The intern will work part-time during the summer and will receive a stipe