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Data Services Librarian, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Baltimore, MD

Data Services Librarian

Health Sciences and Human Services Library
University of Maryland, Baltimore


The Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL) at University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) seeks an innovative, forward-thinking Data Services Librarian to develop robust research data-related services for UMB faculty, staff, and students. This dynamic librarian will guide and expand the Library's efforts in data management planning, discovery and access of research data, data sharing and publication, and data visualization. The Data Services Librarian will actively collaborate with faculty and staff within the HS/HSL and with partners throughout the University.

This new position is a member of the Services Division, home to information services, research and education services, and bioinformation services. This is a permanent status-eligible full-time, non-tenure track faculty position reporting to the Associate Director of Services. For more information about the HS/HSL, visit http://hshsl.umaryland.edu/.  

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop research services related to the discovery, management, analysis, and visualization of research data.
  • Identify software and tools supporting the discovery, management, analysis, and visualization of research data.
  • Deliver expert one-on-one consultations to faculty, students, and staff supporting research data needs.
  • Develop and lead dynamic in-person and online instructional programming on data-related topics and tools.
  • Engage with University partners integrating research data services into administrative units and academic programs within UMB schools (dentistry, graduate school, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, social work).
  • Promote research collaboration and data sharing by developing a marketing strategy and conducting outreach activities to grow the UMB Data Catalog, a searchable collection of records describing datasets.
  • Participate actively in committees within the HS/HSL, the University, and professional organizations.
  • Pursue research and professional development activities.

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Master of Library Science or equivalent advanced degree from an ALA-accredited program.
  • Background in working with qualitative and/or quantitative research data.
  • Experience with scientific programming (such as R, Python) and statistical software (such as SPSS and SAS).
  • Knowledge of data repositories and public data sets in the health sciences.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated strong service orientation and skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment.

 

 

PREFERRED:

  • Certification in data science or advanced training in data handling.
  • Experience in a health sciences environment.
  • Experience with data visualization tools such as Tableau or D3.js.
  • Experience providing instruction to a range of audiences, including faculty and students.
  • Familiarity with the HIPAA privacy rule and federal human subjects research guidelines.

 

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 October 26, 2018. Interested applicants should apply using the following link: http://bit.ly/DataServicesLib.

 

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 6,500 students, and over 7,300 faculty and staff members on UMB's 71-acre research and technology complex consisting of 67 buildings including the University of Maryland BioPark. 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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Multiple Positions, EBSCO, Ipswich, MA

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

Semantic Enrichment Manager, https://careers.ebscoind.com/ebscoinformationservices/job/Ipswich-Semantic-Enrichment-Manager-MA-01938/458792800/

Data Integration Director, https://careers.ebscoind.com/ebscoinformationservices/job/01938-Data-Integration-Manager-MA-01938/463328700/

Content Designer, https://careers.ebscoind.com/ebscoinformationservices/job/Ipswich-Content-Designer-MA-01938/488318300/

 

Technical Project Team Lead, https://careers.ebscoind.com/ebscoinformationservices/job/Ipswich-Lead-Solutions-Architect-MA-01938/481532700/

 

Business Analyst, https://careers.ebscoind.com/ebscoinformationservices/job/Ipswich-Business-Analyst-MA-01938/482321400/

 

And Sr Data Analyst, https://careers.ebscoind.com/ebscoinformationservices/job/Ipswich-Senior-Data-Analyst-MA-01938/483445800/

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Administrative Librarian, Library of Congress, Washington, DC

This is an open continuous vacancy announcement. Applicants may submit or update their application before the announcement closes. Applicants will be referred after each cutoff date. The announcement may close earlier than the last cut-off date or at the request of the selecting official or after the job is filled.

Responsibilities
The cutoff for receipt of applications under this announcement will be 11:59 p.m. e.s.t. on the following dates: July 20, 2018, August 20, 2018, September 20, 2018, October 22, 2018, and November 23, 2018.***

The Associate Librarian for Library Services is responsible for directing the acquisition, organization, and preservation of the Library's universal collection of materials; for ensuring the quality of the collections and for providing rapid and effective access to them, serving as the leader in maintaining and securing the Library's universal collection of materials in all formats and media; for directing the provision of service to the Congress, libraries, scholars, the productive private sector, the educational community, other government agencies, and the general public.

The incumbent manages the Library Services service unit of the Library, exercising final responsibility for budget, personnel management, policy administration, and overall operational effectiveness. The Associate Librarian for Library Services participates in the overall management of the Library through membership on the Library's Executive Committee (EC), the top policy-making body.

The Associate Librarian for Library Services has overall responsibility, as well as delegated authority, for the oversight and administration of an entire service unit. Is primarily responsible for the direction and management of large-scale operations to efficiently and effectively achieve specified goals and objectives. Evaluates current and proposed programs and operations. Initiates, modifies, recommends, or discontinues such actions as appropriate.

The incumbent also serves, as a collateral duty, as Executive Agent for Collections Security. In this capacity, he/she is responsible to the Librarian, the Principal Deputy Librarian, the Deputy Librarian for the Collections and Services Group, and the Executive Committee for assuring that collections security is a core program of the Library, its managers, and staff. To accomplish this responsibility, the Executive Agent exercises agency-wide authority to oversee all collections security activities and programs, including the Director of the Office of Security and Emergency Preparedness with respect to his/her collections security responsibilities, the Chief Information Officer with respect to his/her digital collections security responsibilities, and the Collections Security Oversight Committee (CSOC).

Directs the processing and cataloging of materials acquired for the Library's collections. Facilitates and reinforces the Library's continuous improvement in metadata creation processes, procedures and systems, while ensuring that the Library meets its arrearage reduction goals.

Directs the preservation and conservation of the Library's collections, establishing priorities for the preservation of items based on their importance to the Congress and the nation. Explores new technologies for preservation, works to establish international standards for these technologies, and participates in national and international preservation efforts. Directs the provision of a variety of film and photo-reproductive products and services based on the Library's collections.

Provides advice and counsel to staff members and subordinate managers related to work and policy matters.

Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with various high-level individuals, including Members of Congress and their staff, other legislative and executive agencies, executives of major corporations, and distinguished members of the public. Establishes and maintains close and cooperative working relationships with professional peers internationally, Library or service unit management and officials, government agencies, and other institutions with related interests, in order to advance the programs and objectives of the Library.

Travel Required
Occasional travel - Incumbent may be required to travel for business purposes.

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
00 - There is no promotional potential for this position.

For more information, click here.

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Assistant Professor, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS

Emporia State University's School of Library and Information Management (SLIM, https://www.emporia.edu/slim/) seeks a new tenure-track faculty member at the assistant professor rank who complements the strengths of our existing faculty and shares our mission to educate successful library and information science professionals with imagination, creativity and innovation.  

 

We especially invite candidates who... 

  • Share our vision of embracing an interdisciplinary culture of collaboration and diversity for the common good. 
  • Demonstrate the ability to thrive in an atmosphere of collaboration and collegiality. 
  • Teach and conduct research in one of the following areas (although all research and teaching specializations will be considered): archives, management of libraries and information agencies  

 

About ESU & SLIM 

Emporia State University is a regional institution with an emphasis on teaching whose mission is "preparing students for lifelong learning, rewarding careers, and adaptive leadership." It houses the National Teachers Hall of Fame and the National Memorial to Fallen Educators. 

The School of Library and Information Management is accredited by the American Library Associationand the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (School Library Licensure.) It is the oldest library school in the western half of the U.S. and offers students a unique blended course delivery model. The SLIM student chapter of the American Library Association, SCALA, earned recognition in 2017 as ALA Student Chapter of the year. 

 

SLIM culture is based on a collegial, cooperative approach to developing and delivering the curriculum, conducting and disseminating research, and serving the school, university, and profession. Our vision is embracing an interdisciplinary culture of collaboration and diversity for the common good. 

 

SLIM offers masters and doctoral degrees in library and information management. Classes are delivered in spring, summer, and fall semesters in blended and online formats to cohorts of students located in Denver, CO; Emporia, KS; Overland Park, KS; Portland, OR; Salt Lake City, UT; and Sioux Falls, SD. Faculty are based in Emporia, KS and travel to teaching sites in these locations for intensive, face-to-face weekend classes. Faculty have opportunities to work with both masters and doctoral students, and to shape the evolution of our degree programs.  

 

Regional Directors in all cohort locations provide professional student advising and assist faculty with technology and other forms of classroom support. All admissions, advising, curriculum, and classroom policies are governed by the faculty.  

 

Responsibilities 

All SLIM faculty are expected to teach at least two courses in the core curriculum: LI801 Foundations of Library and Information Science, LI802 Information Seeking Behavior and Reference Services, LI804 Organization of Information, LI805 Management and Information Organizations, LI810 Research in Library and Information Science, and LI855 Collection Development and Management; and technology requirement courses: LI 815: Information Technology, LI 843: Web Design and Development, LI 844: Database Design.  

 

Teaching assignments are part of faculty members' 9-month contract and usually include teaching ninecredit hours in the fall semester and nine credit hours in the spring semester. Faculty do not usually travel out of state more than twice a semester. Opportunities exist for teaching online elective courses in summer. 

 

All SLIM faculty are expected to have or develop a clearly articulated a research agenda.  

 

All SLIM faculty are expected to participate in service to the school, the university, and the profession. 

 

Qualifications

  • A doctorate in library/information studies or a related discipline is required. (ABD with an anticipated summer 2019 or earlier graduation date is also acceptable.) 
  • Recent teaching and/or research expertise in at least one of the SLIM core curriculum areas is preferred. 
  • Experience teaching with a course management program, such as Canvas, is preferred. 
  • Experience working in libraries or in archives is preferred.  

 

 

About Emporia 

Emporia, population 25,000, is located in the beautiful Flint Hills area of Kansas. Emporia combines the attributes of small-town living with easy access to several major metropolitan areas and airports:Topeka (60 miles), Lawrence (80 miles), Wichita (90 miles), and Kansas City (115 miles.). Affordable real estate, low cost of living, a high-quality K-12 school district, low crime rate, numerous lakes and recreational facilities, and cultural events associated with ESU and the surrounding communities contribute to an attractive lifestyle.  

 

 

To apply 

Submit electronic copies (in .pdf or MS Word formats) of the letter of application; current curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy; research agenda; unofficial transcripts; and names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references to Dr. Sarah W. Sutton, chair of the search committee, via email to ssutton3@emporia.edu.  

 

An AA/EEO institution, Emporia State University encourages minorities and women to apply. Background check required.  www.emporia.edu 

 

Review of applications will begin on November 1 and will continue until the position is filled.

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Assistant Professor, College of Information Studies, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Assistant Professor

College of Information Studies, University of Maryland

 

Best Consideration Date: 11/21/2018

 

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park (Maryland's iSchool), invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with a focus on youth digital practices and emerging literacies. We seek a candidate whose work complements and extends the College's theoretical and methodological traditions in informal learning contexts. Though not required, we especially encourage candidates who study informal contexts with younger populations (i.e., children from birth to 13) to apply. The successful candidate will teach at the undergraduate and graduate level, engage in an active program of high-impact research, provide research advising to students at all levels, and engage in service to the profession and shared governance within the university.

 

The successful candidate will conduct research and teaching at the intersection of two or more of these disciplines: library science, learning sciences, Human-Computer Interaction, or information science. Examples of topics of interest for this position include youth digital practices, design of learning experiences, design of technology, assessment of informal learning, youth development, family learning, play-based learning, early digital literacy development, equity and justice; candidates with interests in other related topics are also encouraged to apply. Similarly, we encourage applicants who leverage a range of disciplinary methodologies and theories in their work, including, but not limited to critical race theory, large-scale data analytics, and ethnographic approaches.

 

Position Duties/Responsibilities:

This is a tenure-track appointment. Tenure-track faculty are on a 9-month appointment, with possible opportunities for summer teaching and research and collaboration with other faculty in the College. Tenure-track assistant professors are hired for 3 years, with potential renewal for three more years and tenure. Salary and benefits are competitive based upon qualifications and experience.

 

For this position, the successful candidate will be involved in:

  • Developing and implementing research projects as well as disseminating research results and impacts
  • Designing and developing curricula related to youth-related courses and programs
  • Crafting exceptional research and educational experiences for students
  • Taking leadership roles in the College and relevant professional communities, particularly related to program and curriculum development
  • Participating fully in faculty governance of the College and the University
  • Contributing to a vibrant community of scholars and teachers at a top-ranked iSchools through research, consulting, and/or outreach effort.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D degree earned at the time of appointment
  • Peer-reviewed research relevant to youth digital practices and emerging literacies, or related areas.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Recognized for notable research projects, peer-reviewed publications, or other scholarly contributions related to youth digital practices and emerging literacies, or related topics
  • Teaching experience in courses related to library science, learning sciences, Human-Computer Interaction, information science, education, or a related field
  • A record or vision for securing external funding
  • Demonstrated dedication and service in academia, professional organizations, and research communities.

 

Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C.  This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and a myriad of research entities is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound in the nation's capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and the world.  The university's College of Information Studies is one of the largest and fastest growing Information Schools in the world, with a highly dynamic undergraduate program, recognized excellence in three Masters programs (in Library and Information Science, Information Management, and Human-Computer Interaction), and a large and diverse doctoral program. The Youth eXperience (YX) Lab at the College brings together researchers from various disciplinary traditions to create digital learning experiences and promote positive orientation toward STEAM learning for underserved youth, and develop research-practice partnerships with champions in communities that support and empower youth to be engaged participants in their communities. The College is also the home to Kidsteam, an inter-generational design team that brings together children, researchers, and technologists to design technologies that support children's learning and play. Faculty in the College conduct research on a broad range of important areas at the intersection of people, information and technology, including, for example, youth and school librarianship, life-relevant learning, emerging digital literacies, information seeking behavior, policy and ethics, social justice, and archives and records management. 

 

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, as well as admissions.

 

Hiring and appointment is subject to College and University approval.

 

To apply you will need to provide:

  • A letter of interest that clearly describes your background and expertise in the area, and the specific contributions you would make to the iSchool and the University of Maryland
  • Your CV
  • A list of 3 professional references. For each reference include the person's title, institution, contact information (including phone number and e-mail address), the capacity in which you know (or have known) this person, and how long you have known this person
  • A statement of your teaching philosophy
  • A statement of your research philosophy

 

To apply please use the UMD ejobs link: https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/64139

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Intern, Library Database Project, Institute for International Urban Development, Cambridge, MA

Institute for International Urban Development

Cambridge, MA

Library Database Project

The Institute for International Urban Development (I2UD) seeks a graduate student from the Simmons Library and Information Science Archival program to assist in the final stages of an archival digitizing project.

 

Background of I2UD

Established in 2005, the Institute for International Urban Development (I2UD) regroups the academics and professionals who created and ran the Center for Urban Development Studies (CUDS) at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design from 1987 to 2005. The Center was internationally recognized for its applied research, advisory services and technical assistance to policy makers, and capacity building programs. Decision-makers and senior professionals from 52 countries attended its International Education Programs, sent by international, national, regional and municipal agencies as well as private organizations and universities. Partners and sponsors include the World Bank, UN-Habitat, USAID, the Inter-American Development Bank, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Aga Khan University, the Christensen Fund, the Jordanian Royal Scientific Society and the Peter Sager Wallenburg Charitable Trust.

The Project

The Institute has over 3 decades of work product material from urban development programs and educational workshops, currently stored in its physical office and digital file storage systems. At present, these materials are largely inaccessible to the public, researchers or similar international organizations, and take up physical space in the I2UD office.This projects seeks to formulate an updated online database of all the Institute's work to date, including prior institutions, into an online 'web library' database.

The first phase of this project began in June 2018 with another Simmons intern archivist. As of this month, all work product is cataloged, and flagged for scanning, organized on a Google Drive spreadsheet. The second phase would onboard another archivist-intern to assist with scanning, organization, quality control and final formatting stages of the Library Database Project.

Goals for Fall/Winter 2018

1) For digital materials:

a) Scan and digitally organize Project documents.

b) Format and quality control metadata spreadsheet, as a cataloging device.

c) Review/Edit/Improve the database

d) Help create the online library (uploading, editing descriptions, checking, some wordpress)

2) For physical materials:

a) Organize and prepare for storage

b) Adhere and clarify cataloging system.

 

Skills and Requirements

Google Drive (Sheets); Scanning experience or similar technical ability; Organizationally inclined; flexible hours; independant and reliable; detail oriented. Candidate should be interested in learning and applying skills. Writing and statistical capabilities a side-plus.

 

The Position

$14/hr 15+ hrs/week

Immediate availability preferred

To Apply

Email a cover letter and resume to office.i2ud@gmail.com by November 9, 2018.

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Arts & Culture Administrator, Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts & SHPO, Hartford, CT

The Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) is recruiting for (1) Arts and Culture Administrator position. This is a unique management position suitable for a creative individual who has a passion for the arts, culture or preserving the historic assets of Connecticut. The incumbent is accountable for strengthening the state's cultural and historic-preservation community to foster the awareness and growth of Connecticut's historic and cultural assets in support of other agency initiatives that will promote economic and community development.

Please use this link for more information and to apply: https://www.jobapscloud.com/CT/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=181012&R2=6581MP&R3=001 

Department of Economic and Community Development is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: $105,623- $144,021/year

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ERMS Application Engineer, MITRE, Bedford, MA

ERMS Application Engineer

https://mitre.referrals.selectminds.com/jobs/erms-application-engineer-4084

 

Why choose between doing meaningful work and having a fulfilling life? At MITRE, you can have both. That's because MITRE people are committed to tackling our nation's toughest challenges--and we're committed to the long-term well-being of our employees. MITRE is different from most technology companies. We are a not-for-profit corporation chartered to work for the public interest, with no commercial conflicts to influence what we do. The R&D centers we operate for the government create lasting impact in fields as diverse as cybersecurity, healthcare, aviation, defense, and enterprise transformation. We're making a difference every day--working for a safer, healthier, and more secure nation and world. Our workplace reflects our values. We offer competitive benefits, exceptional professional development opportunities, and a culture of innovation that embraces diversity, inclusion, flexibility, collaboration, and career growth. If this sounds like the choice you want to make, then choose MITRE--and make a difference with us.

 

The ERMS Application Engineer will play a key cross-functional leadership role in defining product and business requirements and coordinating the activities required to deliver Electronic Records Management System services. He or she will own the current ERMS knowledge system within the company's technology infrastructure and be a high-level participant in all projects related to ERMS including the planning and implementation of the next generation ERMS. These projects are highly technical in nature; understanding the software development process and development lifecycles will be critical to achieving success in this position. The person in this position will work closely with several domain experts and operational teams (including, for example, Information Architecture, Content Management, Information Retrieval and Delivery, and Application Development). Additional aspects of this position include:

  • Lead the effort to replace the current Oracle-based ERMS with a next-generation ERMS
  • Engage with end users and business process leaders to understand inefficiencies and make technical recommendations
  • Assist in facilitating project stakeholder meetings
  • Interpret data and analyze results using statistical techniques
  • Assess needs, determine course of action
  • Work with systems across the information lifecycle
  • Investigate and resolve technical matters as solutions are implemented 

Required Qualifications:

  • Electronic Records Management technical administration
  • Experience in gathering business and functional requirements
  • Understanding of Records Management regulations, policy, and guidance particularly how it pertains to Electronic Records management
  • Experience with technical vendor analysis
  • ETL (Extract Transfer Load)
  • Ability to interpret business processes from an information system perspective
  • Ability to interpret high-level business needs and work with engineers to deliver solutions
  • Project Management skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Effectively lead and collaborate within various business functions
  • Information lifecycle management experience
  • Strong presentation and communication skills
  • Experience with ERMS supporting systems such as analytic and reporting tools and data ingest and extraction

 

Desired Experience:

  • Oracle Universal Records Management System experience (11g)
  • Oracle database administration
  • Integration of systems across platforms
  • Batch loading
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft SharePoint, WordPress, and Drupal
  • Oracle APEX reporting
  • Database administration
  • Server-side scripting
  • Open source software experience
  • Alfresco experience

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Metadata Steward/Cataloger, MITRE, Bedford, MA

Metadata steward/cataloger

https://mitre.referrals.selectminds.com/jobs/metadata-steward-cataloger-4083

 

Why choose between doing meaningful work and having a fulfilling life? At MITRE, you can have both. That's because MITRE people are committed to tackling our nation's toughest challenges--and we're committed to the long-term well-being of our employees. MITRE is different from most technology companies. We are a not-for-profit corporation chartered to work for the public interest, with no commercial conflicts to influence what we do. The R&D centers we operate for the government create lasting impact in fields as diverse as cybersecurity, healthcare, aviation, defense, and enterprise transformation. We're making a difference every day--working for a safer, healthier, and more secure nation and world. Our workplace reflects our values. We offer competitive benefits, exceptional professional development opportunities, and a culture of innovation that embraces diversity, inclusion, flexibility, collaboration, and career growth. If this sounds like the choice you want to make, then choose MITRE--and make a difference with us.

  • Collaboration Analyst/Cataloger/Customer Support
  • Applies best practices and standards in information stewardship and metadata management and implements solutions that require balancing competing objectives and demands for information assets
  • Manages and describes high value assets.
  • Supports information life cycle management processes.
  • Applies knowledge management and information sharing best practices on electronic platforms
  • Updates repositories with organizational structure and metadata changes, including tagging content.
  • Applies and helps to support taxonomies.
  • Supports users in setting up new collaboration spaces, both intranet and extranet, on multiple platforms
  • Troubleshoots collaboration platform sites and permissions / accounts / authorization issues
  • Responds to support requests via email, phone, and help desk tickets for intranet and extranet platforms 

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of content management systems and collaboration tools
  • Experience using and maintaining metadata and taxonomies
  • Familiarity with metadata standards
  • Experience with a broad variety of collaboration platforms and authorization tools. Examples include: Office 365, Drupal, WordPress, any customer relationship management tool
  • Mastery of end-user features of SharePoint 2016 and Office 365
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office 2016 and integration points with the SharePoint platform
  • Ability and interest in exploring new technologies and innovative solutions
  • Ability to follow processes, troubleshoot problems, and think independently
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain relationships with customers to understand and anticipate their information needs
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to meet deadlines, prioritize, and work on multiple projects simultaneously with great efficiency and attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal and written communications skills with demonstrated ability to communicate effectively across level and function

  

Desired Skills:

  • Experience developing technical documentation, including step-by-step guides
  • Experience in a corporate, government, or academic organization supporting engineers or other technical professionals
  • MIS/MLS/MLIS preferred

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Library Director, Swanton Public Library, Swanton, VT

The Swanton Public Library is looking for a creative and committed person to serve as our new library director/head librarian.

Primary responsibilities include establishing positive relationships with the public, interfacing with community organizations, supervising library staff, implementing programs, and maintaining and expanding the library collection.

This is a full-time position with a starting salary of approximately $40,000.

Please send a letter of interest, resume, and three professional references to Rebecca Rupp and the Swanton Library Board of Trustees at rr@swantonlibrary.org or rebeccarupp@gmail.com.

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Studio Librarian, UTC Library, Knoxville, TN

The UTC Library seeks a motivated, creative, and user-focused professional for the position of tenure-track Studio Librarian in the Library's Studio. This is a great opportunity for a professional interested in working in a busy mid-sized academic library focused on providing user-centered services in a dynamic, transparent, and flexible environment. 

 

Library Description

In December 2014, UTC opened a 5-story 180,000 square foot library. The library staff comprises 22 librarians and 15 staff members, operates on an annual budget of over 3 million dollars, and possesses collection holdings of more than 500,000 volumes, 150 databases, and over 28,000 accessible online journals. The new library provides a large information commons with 175+ public computers, 38 group study rooms, a media studio, 3 library instruction classrooms, a writing center, a cafe and a 24-hour study space. The library delivers a comprehensive range of public services, including proactive outreach, instruction, and reference. UTC Library is well equipped to support the research and scholarship needs of the UTC community. 

 

Department Description

The UTC Library Studio is a collaborative creation space consisting of 24 workstations, a small recording studio, and a green screen photography studio. The space includes a service desk that provides reference services related to multimedia assignments as well as circulates cameras and recording equipment. We also provide 3D printing services and teach over 100 workshops and classes during the academic year. We support AV production, 3D modeling, graphic design, and interactive design for the UTC community.  The Department consists of 3 full-time tenured or tenure-track librarians and 2.5 FTE staff specialists that actively support 21st Century needs and addresses research related learning outcomes. 

 

Position Description

Reporting to the Director of Studio, this position provides support for the Studio as learning environment and digital development area. The Studio Librarian works with students and faculty to support the effective and innovative use of multimedia and instructional technologies in teaching and research across the UTC campus.   

 

Studio position responsibilities will include:

  • Develop and maintain the Studio as an effective student-learning environment.
  • Guide Studio patrons in use of technology resources.
  • Teach classes, workshops, provide reference services and assist in curriculum development.
  • Work with faculty on instructional design/development projects.
  • Promote educational technology and the Studio services to the campus.
  • Identify, evaluate, and recommend multimedia and emerging technologies for campus and library needs.
  • Assist in the development of the vision, goals, objectives, and actionable Studio Team events.
  • Promote student success and retention through advocacy of use of library services and resources.
  • Collaborate with other members of the Studio team on techniques and documentation.
  • Guide and help manage Student Assistants.
  • Help maintain a variety of circulating and non-circulating equipment including video and photography cameras, audio equipment, various accessories, and 3D printers.

 

Public Service, Library, and University responsibilities will include:

  • Participate in Research and Public Service Department initiatives.
  • Support public services operations as needed and appropriate in Patron Experience, Instruction, and the Writing and Communication Center.
  • Collaborate on multimedia content for Library-wide needs.
  • Participate in providing reference, liaison, and outreach services to University Community.
  • Participate in library-wide planning and committee work.
  • Participate in UTC governance, service, and be professionally active.
  • Conduct scholarship consistent with a tenure-track appointment.
  • Engage in continuing professional development.
 

Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program preferred; equivalent combination of graduate education and experience may be considered.

  • Demonstrated proficiency with any combination of contemporary multimedia software and hardware, including: Macintosh and Windows operating systems, audio and video production, graphic design, photography, 3D modeling, web design, virtual reality, etc.

  • Experience with subject guide platforms, blogging platforms, chat reference software and other commonly used library systems.

  • Strong customer service focus, a passion for the profession, and a deep commitment to service and outreach in an academic community.

  • Knowledge of current best practices relating to multimedia, including copyright, intellectual property and privacy laws as they relate to published and unpublished materials.

  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and manage time.

  • Possess the initiative, flexibility, and creativity to manage projects both independently and as part of a team in a dynamic work environment.

  • Ability to handle complex, analytical and detailed work.

  • Possess a positive attitude, be future-oriented, and embrace change.

  • Effective writing and oral communication skills.

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

UTC Librarians are expected to participate in library-wide and system-wide planning, University governance and service, and to be professionally active. 

 

Desirable Qualifications                    

  • One year of relevant work experience, including demonstrated experience in multimedia development.

  • Experience related to the assessment of instructional initiatives.

  • Experience related to instructional design, instructional technologies, educational technologies, or the equivalent.

  • Experience engaging and serving diverse user populations and information environments.

 

Salary

Salary: minimum is $46,000, commensurate with experience.

 

Rank

This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track position with faculty status and academic rank.   Appointment will be at the rank of Assistant or Associate professor.

 

Benefits

  • 24 days of annual leave per year

  • 12 days of sick leave per year

  • 12 paid holidays and scheduled administrative closing days

  • 80% of health and life insurance paid by the state

  • Choice of retirement programs 

  • Relocation assistance 

  • Professional development funding

  • Tax-deferred income plans and more

 

Application Procedures

Interested applicants should prepare and submit the information below:

  • A letter of application/interest
  • A current curriculum vitae
  • The names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references 

Review of applications begins on November 9, 2018 and continues until the position is filled. Applicants must submit applications electronically through the UTC Faculty Career Site.  

 

Additional Information

For information about UTC and the Library, please visit www.utc.edu and www.utc.edu/library.

For information about Chattanooga, please visit www.chattanoogafun.org or www.chattanooga.gov.

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Library Director, Elizabeth Taber Library, Marion, MA

The Trustees of the Elizabeth Taber Library are seeking a dynamic library director to progressively develop the Library and its culture, and to champion the evolving and increasingly important role of the library in the Marion community.

Duties/Description:

The applicant must demonstrate excellent interpersonal abilities to help inspire the staff and engage patrons, collaborating effectively with Trustees, working with local government and community agencies.

The Director manages the total operation of the library and is responsible for:

  • Managing the library budget
  • Staff hiring, development and team building
  • Refreshing the collection and materials in light of emerging trends and patron interest
  • Innovation and oversight of library programming
  • Maintaining a welcoming, functional and safe facility
  • Updating and implementing procedures
  • Securing grants and administration of fundraising
  • Communications - internal and external outreach and public relations
  • Preparing and executing long range plans

Marion is a beautiful seaside community with almost 5,000 residents. It has an excellent school system with one elementary school and regional middle and high schools.

Qualifications: A Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program is required, plus a minimum of three years of administrative and supervisory experience.

Fluency in emerging technologies is a must.

Salary: $60,000-$65,000 depending on qualifications and experience/35 hour week including some evening and weekend hours

Closing Date: November 2, 2018

Email resume and cover letter to:

BOTSearchCommittee@elizabethtaberlibrary.org

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Research Archivist, Animal Ventures, Concord, MA

DESCRIPTION

Animal Ventures is a small elite team of entrepreneurs, technology thought leaders, and developers working at the intersection of Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain Technology, Industrial Internet of Things, and Additive Manufacturing. We work with Fortune 500 Companies and Government entities interested in educating senior executives on emergent technologies and leveraging our proprietary and lean prototyping processes to build and deploy minimum viable products for internal and external stakeholders.

Animal Ventures is seeking a bright, curious, and motivated archivist to design and execute an efficient and intuitive archiving solution for paper- and electronic-based research. Archive solutions should consider tagging and search mechanisms as well as mobile-based approaches.

The position is part-time and will require periodic onsite presence at our office in Concord, MA as needed. 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Coursework in archives management and/or library and information science would be be beneficial for this position.
  • A knowledge and understanding of emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain Technology, Industrial Internet of Things, and Additive Manufacturing is a plus.

For more information, click here.

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Technical Services Reference Librarian, Fairfield Public Library, Fairfield, CT

Technical Services Reference Librarian

The Fairfield Public Library, Fairfield, CT is seeking an experienced librarian to provide accurate and efficient acquisitions, processing and cataloging, while supervising overall work flow of the Technical Services Department. Successful candidate will be responsible for materials acquisitions, collection cataloging, collection processing, bibliographic database maintenance, and statistical reporting. Responsible for understanding digital components of library collection and able to maintain record continuity. This Librarian will work closely with vendors in troubleshooting, developing new systems capabilities and advocating issues on behalf of the Library. Oversees Interlibrary Loan process and performs the more difficult work of the department. Also provide direct service to patrons at public service desk up to 11 hours per week including one evening per week and one Saturday per month. Serve as member of Collection Development Team. Train and supervise Technical Services full and part-time staff. 

  • Requirements, skills and abilities

Must have thorough knowledge of library principles and library technologies. Thorough knowledge of current cataloging standards and practices for all formats including original cataloging. Experience working with budgets. Proficient with OCLC, SIRSI Symphony Workflows (Analytics a plus) and Baker & Taylor 360. Must have demonstrated willingness to follow trends and developments in library service and implement applicable ones within the library system. This is a 35 hour work week position with a beginning salary of $63,674.

Master's Degree in Library/Information Science from an American Library Association accredited university. At least 3 years experience working as a professional librarian with at least two of those working in technical services. Supervisory experience is a plus.

All interested candidates should submit a completed Town of Fairfield Employment Application, along with a cover letter and resume to the Human Resources Department by October 31, 2018. hr@fairfieldct.org  

 

Town of Fairfield

Human Resources Department

Sullivan Independence Hall

725 Old Post Road

Fairfield, CT 06824

(203) 256-3057

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Public Services Librarian, East Providence Public Library, East Providence, RI

Public Services Librarian, East Providence Public Library, East Providence, RI

Under the general direction of the Library Director, this position is responsible for providing excellent public service throughout the library system's departments. This position emphasizes the delivery of library services in the reference, circulation, and youth services departments. This is an ideal position for a patron- and community-focused librarian who wants to interact with the public, build connections within East Providence, and provide instruction about technology and information literacy. The position also requires serving as the library's Social Media Manager, vigorously promoting library services on the library's social media platforms and website.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program.
  • Competency in library-related technology, including but not limited to mobile devices, tablets, laptops, databases, and computer networks.
  • Strong commitment to excellent public service.
  • This position will work at least one evening per week and every other Saturday.

DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES

  • At least one year experience working in a public library system.

In accordance with the collective bargaining agreement between the City of East Providence and the East Providence Professional, Managerial, & Technical Employees Association, positions within this unit will be made available to other members of the unit based on fitness and ability. 

SALARY

$49,413-$58,917

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

To apply, please submit the following documents to the East Providence Office of Human Resources no later than 4:00 p.m. October 26, 2018.  

  • A completed East Providence Application for Employment. This form can be picked up at the East Providence Office of Human Resources or downloaded from http://www.eastprovidence.com/jobs;
  • A resume clearly demonstrating fulfillment of the minimum requirements and desirable knowledge, skills, and abilities
  • A cover letter explaining interest in and qualifications for the position

Items can be dropped off or mailed to:

City of East Providence

Department of Human Resources

City Hall, Suite 201

145 Taunton Ave.

East Providence, RI 02914

Or emailed to: hr@cityofeastprov.com.

At the City of East Providence we celebrate the diversity of our citizenry, and are proud to encourage inclusiveness in our workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services.

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Assistant Director for Operations, Connecticut Landmarks, Hartford, CT

Connecticut Landmarks seeks a full-time Assistant Director for Operations responsible for ensuring that the day-to-day activities of the organization run smoothly, and for implementing efficient businesses processes and functions.

The Assistant Director will manage the operating and restoration budgets to ensure efficient execution and cost-effective resource allocation. He/she will evaluate current operational performance and provide a strategic plan for improvements. The Assistant Director will have responsibility for project management, as assigned.

Requires a Bachelor's degree in operations management, business administration, communications or a related field is required. A minimum of five years of experience in operations; supervisory experience; exceptional time management skills, excellent communication abilities, and an understanding of task-tracking and project management approaches; experience with budget management, a detail-oriented focus and the ability to juggle multiple competing priorities.

Preferred qualifications include experience with non-profit organizations and historic site or museum experience.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis through October 26, 2018.

Send resume and letter of interest to kerri.zongol@ctlandmarks.org.

Full job description at www.ctlandmarks.org

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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Children's Services Specialist, Framingham Public Library, Framingham, MA

POSITION: Children's Services Specialist/Makers and Crafts: L-7

DEPARTMENT: Library

SALARY: $20.21 - $27.60/hour 

HOURS: 20 hours per week, two evenings and Friday/Saturday rotation required

Organizational Scope: Works under the direction of the Supervisor of Children's Services or Assistant Supervisor of Children's Services. Frequent contact with the public requires the exercise of tact, diplomacy and flexibility. Good rapport with children is essential.

 

Major Responsibilities: Provides positive public service. Promotes increased use of library materials by children and adults through library displays, story times, department tours and orientations, school visits and other outreach activities in consultation with the Supervisor of Children's Services. Prepares and conducts story hours and other programs especially crafts and makers projects. Contacts, schedules, and facilitates processing of outside performers and presenters. Develops weekly crafts projects for storytimes. Develops "makers" programs to encourage creative and innovative thinking in line with STEAM educational initiatives. Provides guidance, using print and automated sources, to children and adults requesting information in the children's room. Performs a variety of circulation duties, including patron registration, checking in and checking out library materials, collecting overdue fines, and placing reserves. Maintains confidentiality of patron records per Mass. General Laws. Works with the Supervisor of Children's Services to develop specific sections of the children's materials collection. Performs other collection maintenance and development duties as assigned. Provides direction and training to other personnel as required. Updates, retrieves and interprets data in the library's automated systems. Prepares resource lists for children preschool through grade 6. May generate custom reports to facilitate maintenance of library collections. Reads and straightens shelves. Performs other tasks as required.

 

Job Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Two year's work experience that demonstrates ability to work effectively with children.
  • In addition to required work experience, years of library experience may be substituted for up to four years required college credit, on a one-to-one basis.
  • Coursework in Children's Literature or children's services.
  • Strong public service, organizational, computer, and public speaking skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Tact, diplomacy, flexibility. Experience and comfort with computers.
  • Familiarity with Spanish or Portuguese desirable.

 

Physical Requirements: Employee must be capable of operating miscellaneous tools and office equipment relative to this position which shall include, but may not be limited to: computers, copiers, fax machines, and calculators. Time spent standing, walking, and sitting. (extended periods)

Lifting, pushing/pulling, or carrying of objects weighing up to 10 pounds with occasionally a maximum of 40 pounds. Climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, twisting, bending, and squatting.

Repetitive movements of the hands. Communicate effectively with others, orally and in writing.

 

Work Environment: Work is performed primarily in an office environment with normal office noise and traffic.

 

 

Please visit our website: 

https://ess.framinghamma.gov/MSS/employmentopportunities/default.aspx

 

The Town of Framingham is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Reference and Technology Librarian, John Curtis Free Library, Hanover, MA

John Curtis Free Library

534 Hanover Street Hanover, MA 02339

781.826.2972

TO: Bulletin Boards at: Town Hall, Library, DPW, School Department, Fire Department, Police Department, and the Town Website

FROM: Virginia Johnson, Library Director

DATE: October 11, 2018

The John Curtis Free Library is currently accepting applications for the position of Reference and Technology Librarian. Provides reference services, and is responsible for a portion of collection development. Is expected to comprehend and manage the library's computer and other technology needs, including computers, databases, and associated software. Reports directly to and works under the supervision of the Library Director but functions independently. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Provides information, reference, readers' advisory and research assistance to library users in direct consultation, by phone, email, instant messaging, in writing, or other emerging technologies, using print, non-print, and electronic and internet sources. Assists in developing and maintaining the non-fiction collection, analyzing subject areas for strengths and weaknesses. Purchases titles and tracks expenses for non-fiction collection titles in conjunction with the Director. Responsible for coordinating and supporting Library website and Internet services; evaluation, selection and installation of hardware and software; prioritizes support and troubleshooting of administrative LAN, and training other library personnel and patrons in automated procedures. Maintains records of software licenses, warranty, and repair documentation. Responsible for supply, equipment and peripherals budget requests. Attends workshops and conferences relevant to this position. Participates in network, regional, state, and/or national library committees, as time and schedule permit. Represents the Library at appropriate professional meetings and conferences as requested. Interacts with vendors, contractors, technology advisers and experts. Extensive interaction with Town Departments, Boards and Committees, and vendors. The complete Job Description is attached. 

A Master of Library Science and one year of library experience is required. Knowledge of computer operating systems, web-authoring languages, LAN systems, hardware and peripheral components essential. This position may include mornings, afternoons, evenings, and Saturdays. The starting rate of pay is $32,000.00/$64,000.00 annually; salary will commensurate with experience. 

Deadline for application is October 26, 2018 or until the position is filled. Please submit a cover letter and resume to Ann Lee, Executive Assistant, Town of Hanover, 550 Hanover Street, Hanover, Massachusetts 02339 or e-mail: ann.lee@hanover-ma.gov (Posted 10-11-18).

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

Senior Reference Librarian & Instruction Coordinator

 

The DiMenna-Nyselius Library invites applications from results-oriented, flexible, self-motivated librarians who have an enthusiasm for teaching and technology, and the ability to collaborate with colleagues in a goal-oriented library team. The position includes occasional evening and weekend hours.

 

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

 

REQUIREMENTS: A graduate degree in Library & Information Science (MLS or equivalent) from an ALA accredited program. Two or more years professional academic library experience. Reference service experience. Teaching experience using active learning techniques and a demonstrated ability to plan educational programs. Demonstrated competence in using current technologies and multimedia tools in the creative design and delivery of instruction. Interest in marketing, outreach, and promotion of library services. Must be well organized, and able to meet deadlines and multiple demands. Demonstrated ability to communicate, both orally and in writing, to a variety of audiences. Creative approach to the development of new services; commitment to responsive and innovative service is essential.

 

HIGHLY DESIRABLE: Second Master's degree.

 

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

 

TO APPLY: To submit your resume, cover letter, names/contact information of three references, and employment application, please go to http://www.fairfield.edu/jobs, click on Employment Opportunities, then the position you wish to apply for, and follow the online application instructions. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, Veterans, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with a disability. The salary exceeds the Connecticut Library Association minimum.

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Resource Sharing Specialist, Access Services, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

Title: Temporary Access Services Resource Sharing Specialist (90 days)

Schedule/Hours: Monday - Friday 1 pm to 5 pm (20 hrs/wk)

Pay rate: $15/hr

  • Process resource sharing requests placed by Harvard patrons to be loaned or scanned from lending libraries.
  • Explains resource sharing policies to patrons.
  • Uses various electronic or manual methods to verify citations and locate difficult items.
  • Interprets resource sharing borrowing policies and procedures.
  • Backs-up lending workflows as needed.
  • Backs-up processing of materials for Harvard patrons as needed.
  • Serves as resource sharing borrowing customer service contact, including telephone communication and all other forms of correspondence.
  • Creates, updates, and maintains borrowing requests in resource sharing software (ILLiad).
  • Creates and updates library records in the circulation subsystem (currently Aleph). Charges and renews materials in Aleph .

 

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School degree required.
  • Understanding of resource sharing practices and procedures.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents and bibliographic data.
  • Ability to write routine correspondence.
  • Computer literacy and keyboarding proficiency required .
  • Working knowledge of Windows environment required.
  • Working knowledge of HOLLIS, OCLC, online catalogs, bibliographic databases and resource sharing software and associated tools.

How to Apply

To apply, send your cover letter and resume to jclarke@fas.harvard.edu

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Call for Papers: Chatman Revisited

Chatman Revisited: Re-examining and Resituating Social Theories of Identity, Access, and Marginalization in LIS

Elfreda Chatman's work was among the first in information science to thoroughly and explicitly address information access and marginalization as social processes. In defining her theories of Information Poverty, Life in the Round, and Normative Behavior, Chatman introduced a number of important concepts to the discussion around information poverty and access, including social normssmall worlds, and defensive information behaviors. While Chatman's work began to describe the form and implications of power and social influence for information seeking and access, it was limited by many of the same commitments to colorblindness and the assumption of neutrality as other contemporaneous works of the time. Often sidestepping examination of race, sexuality, and gender identity, it more commonly cited other factors, such as stigma, income, and specific social norms and values as contributing to information access and poverty. This perspective made sense in light of the epistemic LIS culture that emphasized colorblindness and individuality and demonstrated a tenuous relationship with race, or "demographic" categories and concerns.

Continued theoretical development in critical race, gender, and disability studies have contributed to a recent resurgence in theory and research related to structures of marginalization in librarianship, information science, computing, and technology. We believe that it is time for collective re-examination and continued development of Chatman's theories, and that this new work should wrestle openly with issues related to identity, marginalization, and access.
 
We invite authors from a broad range of professional and academic perspectives to contribute to this special issue of JCLIS. This issue will explore the question, "How do identity and social structures (such as power, privilege, and policy) combine to enact systems of information access and marginalization?" The issue will be a combination of empirical research, theoretical development, commentaries, and case studies. It will include a combination of qualitative and quantitative works, and will engage critical race, gender, and disability theory in its consideration of the topic.
Possible questions and topics include (but are not limited to) the following:
  • What is the legacy of Chatman's work today?
  • How can critical theory (e.g. critical race theory, gender theory, queer theory, critical disability studies) and concepts inform further understanding of mechanisms of information marginalization?
  • How is Chatman's work used (or not used) in research and education?
  • What contemporaneous theory/research would have been strong additions to her work, had she been willing and able to focus on race and/or other facets of marginalized identities?
  • How does Chatman's work inform (or not inform) LIS practice?
  • How does Chatman's work inform (or not inform) organizational practice?
  • What is the potential for the future of development of Chatman's theoretical work?
  • How has Chatman's work influenced other disciplines? How can it be connected to similar to concepts in other disciplines.
  • How might the cultural norms of LIS during the time Chatman was writing (1990-early 2000s) have influenced the development of Chatman's theories, and the field's understanding of social issues related to information?
  • How might publication norms have limited (or supported) a robust and inclusive understanding of identity, marginalization, power, and information?

If interested in contributing to this themed issue, please submit an abstract (150-250 words) to the guest editors listed below by January 6, 2019.

Deadline for Manuscript Submission: June 30, 2019

TYPES OF SUBMISSIONS
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).

CONTACTS
Please direct questions and abstract submissions to the guest editors for the issue:

 

THE JOURNAL OF CRITICAL LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES
The mission of the Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies is to serve as a peer-reviewed platform for critical discourse in and around library and information studies from across the disciplines. This includes but is not limited to research on the political economy of information, information institutions such as libraries, archives, and museums, reflections on professional contexts and practices, questioning current paradigms and academic trends, questioning the terms of information science, exploring methodological issues in the context of the field, and otherwise enriching and broadening the scope of library and information studies by applying diverse critical and trans-disciplinary perspectives. Recognizing library and information studies as a diverse, cross-disciplinary field reflective of the scholarly community's diverse range of interests, theories, and methods, JCLIS aims to showcase innovative research that queries and critiques current paradigms in theory and practice through perspectives that originate from across the humanities and social sciences.

Each issue is themed around a particular topic or set of topics and features a guest editor (or guest editors) who will work with the managing editor to shape the issue's theme and develop an associated call for papers. Issue editors will assist in the shepherding of manuscripts through the review and preparation processes, are encouraged to widely solicit potential contributions, and work with authors in scoping their respective works appropriately.

JCLIS is open access in publication, politics, and philosophy. In a world where paywalls are the norm for access to scholarly research, the Journal recognizes that removal of barriers to accessing information is key to the production and sharing of knowledge. Authors retain copyright of manuscripts published in JCLIS, generally with a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license. If an article is republished after initial publication in JCLIS, the republished article should indicate that it was first published by JCLIS.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES FOR INSTRUCTORS
The Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies welcomes submissions from senior and junior faculty, students, activists, and practitioners working in areas of research and practice at the intersection of critical theory and library and information studies.

Authors retain the copyright to the material they publish in the JCLIS, but the Journal cannot re-publish material that has previously been published elsewhere. The journal also cannot accept manuscripts that have been simultaneously submitted to another outlet for possible publication.

CITATION STYLE
JCLIS uses the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th Edition as the official citation style for manuscripts published by the journal. All manuscripts should employ the Notes and Bibliography style (as footnotes with a bibliography), and should conform to the guidelines as described in the Manual.

SUBMISSION PROCESS
Authors interested in contributing to this special issue should send an abstract (150-250 words) to the Guest Editors for the issue by January 6, 2019. Completed manuscripts should be submitted for review through JCLIS' online submission system (http://libraryjuicepress.com/journals/index.php/jclis) by June 30, 2019. This online submission process requires that manuscripts be submitted in separate stages in order to ensure the anonymity of the review process and to enable appropriate formatting.

  • Final abstracts accompanying the submission (500 words or less) should be submitted in plain text and should not include information identifying the author(s) or their institutional affiliations. With the exception of book reviews, an abstract must accompany all manuscript submissions before they are reviewed for publication.
  • The main text of the manuscript must be submitted as a stand-alone file (in Microsoft Word or RTF)) without a title page, abstract, page numbers, or other headers or footers. The title, abstract, and author information should be submitted through the submission platform.

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Repository Manager, University of Connecticut Library, Storrs, CT

https://lib.uconn.edu/about/employment-opportunities/

Repository Manager

Job ID: 2019083
Rank: University Librarian II (UCP VII)
Area: University Archives, Special Collections & Digital Curation

The UConn Library is seeking a creative and innovative digital information and preservation professional to manage UConn's long-term digital repository and the Connecticut Digital Archive (CTDA). The CTDA (https://ctdigitalarchive.org) is a statewide digital preservation repository headquartered at UConn, serving more than 40 cultural heritage institutions and preserving more than 1 million objects. As the principal point of contact between content managers and the repository both inside and outside the University, the Repository Manager works with a diverse set of stakeholders and collaborators to create the public face of the repository and creatively develop and implement new tools and programs to attract and train users and to support user services.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Repository Manager is responsible for planning, developing, implementing, and configuring user-facing tools and information resources for the repository program that relate to management, metadata, content, and training. Working with the software support vendor, University ITS, and other stakeholders, the Repository Manager collaborates in creating and setting development priorities for the digital repository program and is responsible for the maintenance of policy/procedure documents relating to content and participant administration. The Repository Manager creates and provides training materials, workshops, etc. to disseminate information about services and processes. The Repository Manager reports to the Head of Archives & Special Collections who has general responsibility for the digital preservation program.

Minimum Qualifications 

  1. Master's degree from an ALA accredited program with a concentration in a field relevant to the position, such as archives, library/information science, or records management.
  2. A minimum of three years' experience managing digital content in an academic or cultural heritage setting.
  3. Working knowledge of OAIS repositories and information packages.
  4. Working knowledge of MODS and DC metadata schemas.
  5. Demonstrated ability to create and implement training and educational programming for digital library programs.
  6. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of content owners and technologists.
  7. Demonstrated ability to work independently, provide and respond to feedback, and meet deadlines.

 

Preferred Qualifications 

  1. Experience with Islandora repository management software.
  2. Experience with Drupal.
  3. Experience with Fedora Commons repository software.
  4. Advanced knowledge of metadata schemas such as MODS and DC.
  5. Experience with scripting, regular expressions and/or other data manipulation techniques.
  6. MLS with concentration in digital preservation or digital content management. 

 

Appointment Terms

This is a full time position based in Storrs with an anticipated start date of November, 2018. The University offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits, including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn and a highly desirable work environment. Salary is dependent upon education, qualifications, and experience. 

 

To Apply

Applications must be submitted online using UConn Jobs at http://www.jobs.uconn.edu, Staff Positions. (reference search #2019083) and include a cover letterdetailed resume, and contact information for three professional references.

Nominations and inquiries should be sent in confidence to Ellen Silbermann at ellen.silbermann@uconn.edu. To ensure full consideration, inquiries and applications should be submitted by October 21, 2018. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2019083)

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on October 21, 2018.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

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Assistant Professor, College of Information Studies, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Assistant Professor

College of Information Studies, University of Maryland

 

Best Consideration Date: 11/21/2018

 

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park (Maryland's iSchool), invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with a focus on youth digital practices and emerging literacies. We seek a candidate whose work complements and extends the College's theoretical and methodological traditions in informal learning contexts. Though not required, we especially encourage candidates who study informal contexts with younger populations (i.e., children from birth to 13) to apply. The successful candidate will teach at the undergraduate and graduate level, engage in an active program of high-impact research, provide research advising to students at all levels, and engage in service to the profession and shared governance within the university.

 

The successful candidate will conduct research and teaching at the intersection of two or more of these disciplines: library science, learning sciences, Human-Computer Interaction, or information science. Examples of topics of interest for this position include youth digital practices, design of learning experiences, design of technology, assessment of informal learning, youth development, family learning, play-based learning, early digital literacy development, equity and justice; candidates with interests in other related topics are also encouraged to apply. Similarly, we encourage applicants who leverage a range of disciplinary methodologies and theories in their work, including, but not limited to critical race theory, large-scale data analytics, and ethnographic approaches.

 

Position Duties/Responsibilities:

This is a tenure-track appointment. Tenure-track faculty are on a 9-month appointment, with possible opportunities for summer teaching and research and collaboration with other faculty in the College. Tenure-track assistant professors are hired for 3 years, with potential renewal for three more years and tenure. Salary and benefits are competitive based upon qualifications and experience.

 

For this position, the successful candidate will be involved in:

  • Developing and implementing research projects as well as disseminating research results and impacts
  • Designing and developing curricula related to youth-related courses and programs
  • Crafting exceptional research and educational experiences for students
  • Taking leadership roles in the College and relevant professional communities, particularly related to program and curriculum development
  • Participating fully in faculty governance of the College and the University
  • Contributing to a vibrant community of scholars and teachers at a top-ranked iSchools through research, consulting, and/or outreach effort.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D degree earned at the time of appointment
  • Peer-reviewed research relevant to youth digital practices and emerging literacies, or related areas.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Recognized for notable research projects, peer-reviewed publications, or other scholarly contributions related to youth digital practices and emerging literacies, or related topics
  • Teaching experience in courses related to library science, learning sciences, Human-Computer Interaction, information science, education, or a related field
  • A record or vision for securing external funding
  • Demonstrated dedication and service in academia, professional organizations, and research communities.

 

Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C.  This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and a myriad of research entities is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound in the nation's capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and the world.  The university's College of Information Studies is one of the largest and fastest growing Information Schools in the world, with a highly dynamic undergraduate program, recognized excellence in three Masters programs (in Library and Information Science, Information Management, and Human-Computer Interaction), and a large and diverse doctoral program. The Youth eXperience (YX) Lab at the College brings together researchers from various disciplinary traditions to create digital learning experiences and promote positive orientation toward STEAM learning for underserved youth, and develop research-practice partnerships with champions in communities that support and empower youth to be engaged participants in their communities. The College is also the home to Kidsteam, an inter-generational design team that brings together children, researchers, and technologists to design technologies that support children's learning and play. Faculty in the College conduct research on a broad range of important areas at the intersection of people, information and technology, including, for example, youth and school librarianship, life-relevant learning, emerging digital literacies, information seeking behavior, policy and ethics, social justice, and archives and records management. 

 

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, as well as admissions.

 

Hiring and appointment is subject to College and University approval.

 

To apply you will need to provide:

  • A letter of interest that clearly describes your background and expertise in the area, and the specific contributions you would make to the iSchool and the University of Maryland
  • Your CV
  • A list of 3 professional references. For each reference include the person's title, institution, contact information (including phone number and e-mail address), the capacity in which you know (or have known) this person, and how long you have known this person
  • A statement of your teaching philosophy
  • A statement of your research philosophy

 

To apply please use the UMD ejobs link: https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/64139

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Reference Librarian, Jefferson-Madison Regional Library, Charlottesville, VA

Full-Time Reference Librarian 

Closing Date/Time: Fri. 10/19/18 5:00 PM Eastern Time

Salary: $41,238.00 - $61,869.00 Annually 

Job Type: Regular Full-Time

Location: Central Library, 201 East Market Street, Charlottesville (22902), Virginia

The starting salary will be between $41,238 and $45,356 annually.

General Summary:
This position provides reader's advisory and reference services and assistance to patrons of all ages in the use of library resources and equipment; assists with some circulation tasks and general library duties; and may occasionally be called upon to serve as the acting branch manager. Strong public service orientation with general knowledge of library practices, knowledge of reference materials including electronic information resources, online databases, Internet and familiarity with Windows.

Must work a flexible schedule that includes a weekend rotation including Sundays and one evening per week.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties:

Responsible for serving patrons of all ages, provides reference and reader's advisory; requires some general department and/or branch duties; Provides knowledge of reference materials and electronic information resources, online databases, Internet and Windows, reader's advisory and other reference services as required. In addition to providing reference services, other duties include: staff training, planning adult programming, participating in regional planning, selecting and weeding materials for the collection and other duties as assigned; occasionally fills in when manager is absent; Position expected to work at a public service desk to provide reference and information assistance; See "General Summary" for additional details.

Education, Experience and Skills:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MLS degree from an ALA accredited school required;
  • Previous library experience and knowledge of general reference sources and a willingness to read both juvenile and young adult literature;
  • Familiarity with automated library systems and experience with MS Office suite and online reference resources.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least three years of previous library work experience is preferred;
  • Experience with an integrated library system such as Sierra, and on-line reference resources.


Skills: Requires good interpersonal skills and ability to be an effective team member; a strong public service orientation.

 

Physical Conditions & Work Contracts:

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

For more information and to apply, visit the City of Charlottesville Job Board  

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Library Internship, Salzburg Global Seminar, Salzburg, Austria

Library Internship (Salzburg)

Salzburg Global Seminar is seeking a self-motivated, pro-active library studies graduate for an internship in the historic Max Reinhardt Library of Schloss Leopoldskron and the Salzburg Global archives. This is a unique opportunity which allows the intern to be the point of contact for Salzburg Global's small, private collection and leverage their own network to learn and get real world experience.  

INTERNSHIP PERIOD

Q1 (January to April), Q2 (April to July) or Q3 (July to October). Please state in your application which are your preferred periods.
Exact dates to be confirmed. We regret that we cannot accommodate requests for internships outside of these fixed periods.

ABOUT THE INTERNSHIP

The purpose of the library is to provide access to, and organize specific material in support of the educational mission of Salzburg Global. The Library Intern supports Salzburg Global staff, Fellows and Hotel Schloss Leopoldskron guests. The composition of the collection reflects past and current topics of Salzburg Global Seminar programs. The Library is an open-stack, non-lending library but may be open to non-participants upon request.

Duties include:

Archives:

  • Organize and scan photographic archives.

Session-related:

  • Identify potential faculty and invitees for sessions;
  • Provide tech and administrative support for upcoming sessions;
  • Compile list of resources for Salzburg Global Seminar sessions as requested; and
  • Compile reserve shelf for upcoming sessions.

Library:

  • Catalog all new acquisitions and library holdings in DublinCore in our open source, integrated library system, OpenBiblio, and the social cataloging platform LibraryThing;
  • Assign call numbers in Dewey Decimal classification;
  • Reshelf and shift books that are out of place; and
  • Write gift plate and thank you notes.

Periodicals:

  • Maintain existing subscription and their renewals as required; and
  • Research to find articles relevant to session topic.

DESIRED SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS

  • Recently completed or in the process of pursuing postgraduate studies in library and information science or a related area, which should include at least one cataloging course;
  • Previous volunteer, internship or professional experience in a library setting;
  • A can-do attitude, ability to multi-task, and a willingness to work flexible hours, according to program needs;
  • Excellent writing and communication skills in English, including the ability to edit text; 
  • Comfortable working with people from diverse cultural and professional backgrounds;
  • Proficiency in internet research and knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint);
  • Enthusiasm for the mission of Salzburg Global Seminar.

German language skills are not required.

OTHER INFORMATION

The internship is full-time for three months. The position is unpaid, but the successful candidate will be provided with free on-site accommodation at Schloss Leopoldskron, all meals and a return ticket for their country of origin, as well as excellent networking opportunities with the international participants of our programs. 

TO APPLY

To apply, please send the following to Michaela Goldman, Internship Program Manager, Salzburg Global Seminar internship@salzburgglobal.org

  • A one-page cover letter explaining why you want to work for Salzburg Global Seminar and why you would be a good fit for this specific internship; 
  • Your CV/résumé, 
  • A brief explanation of how you heard about this internship opportunity (e.g. signed up for the recruitment email, saw an advertisement on social media, received a personal recommendation from a Fellow, former intern, etc. Please include names where appropriate.)
  • The names and contact details of two references

The deadline for applications is October 19, 2018.

Shortlisted candidates may be asked to take part in a Skype interview. All candidates, successful or otherwise, will be informed of the outcome of their application. 

No phone calls please.

HAVE QUESTIONS?

For questions about internships in Salzburg, check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

For questions about internships in Washington, DC, email development@salzburgglobal.org.

For a behind the scenes look at the Salzburg Global Internship Program, watch this video. You can also keep up to date with our interns on Instagram

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Faculty Position, Information Management, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, QC

The École de bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l'information at Université de Montréal is seeking applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the area of Information Management (Strategic information management and Strategic intelligence; Metadata management; Museum information management (documentation aspects)).

 

Please note that candidates should be proficient in French. Université de Montréal provides support for newly-recruited faculty to attain proficiency in French within one year.

A full description and application details can be found on the following site: https://fas.umontreal.ca/fileadmin/Documents/FAS/fas/Documents/1-faculte_services/poste-professeur/Automne-2019/EBSI_poste_prof_ENG.pdf

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Digitization Associate, MIT, Cambridge, MA

Digitization Associate (Library Assistant III)

 

The MIT Libraries seek a production- and service-oriented person to contribute to digital imaging activities for project scanning. This position provides the opportunity for using and developing technical and library skill sets related to imaging services and digital libraries, and is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in a dynamic academic library setting. This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of a new program, Metadata and Digital Collection Services (MDCS).

 

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Under the direction of the Digital Imaging Manager, the Associate works collaboratively with staff within MDCS and across the Libraries, shares knowledge of digital imaging operations and applications, serves as a resource to staff, and, may coordinate the work of other staff. The Associate follows best practices for imaging based on the condition of the material and the desired output, while performing digitization of historical or rare, which require a high level of care, accuracy, and security. The Associate utilizes multiple types of imaging software such as Capture One Pro, Quickscan and Silverfast, along with various types of equipment to digitize materials; ex. automatic document feeder, slide/flatbed or digital camera systems; as well as applications such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat or PrimeOCR to perform advanced image processing. The Associate performs post processing tasks such as cropping, embedding metadata and other tasks to prepare files for digital preservation in addition to Quality Control of both inhouse and outsourced projects, verifying that all requirements are met. The Associate works with staff within and outside of MDCS to resolve complex problems, works with vendors to facilitate repairs, writes and maintains procedural documentation, and troubleshoots problems with software and hardware used within the unit. The Associate works closely with their supervisor and other staff members to meet customer deadlines and production goals, while maintaining MIT Libraries' quality standards for all scanning activities.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Required -Two years direct/related experience; post high school education can count toward experience, which provides understanding of scanning, image correction. Technical experience with digital imaging equipment (especially digital cameras) and related Windows-based and Mac OS software applications such as Adobe Acrobat Professional, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Excel and Filemaker Pro. Interest and affinity for learning, understanding and effectively using new software and technology. Aptitude for accurate, detailed and quantitative work. Strong organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills, including ability to identify problems and carry out solutions independently or in collaboration with others. Demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities and work with minimal supervision. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written. Positive service attitude and excellent interpersonal skills with proven ability to work as an integral part of a service team and to interact effectively with a variety of people. Demonstrated initiative and flexibility for successfully adapting and working creatively in a dynamic environment. 

Preferred - Familiarity with digital imaging technologies and standards, including scanner technology, digitization workflow, imaging system troubleshooting, digital photography or image analysis and processing software. Experience in library, higher education and/or a customer service environment. Experience with Capture One Pro imaging software.

 

 

HOURS: 35 hours per week, M-F, between 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Some flexibility in scheduling is possible.

 

HOURLY RATE AND BENEFITS: $21/hour minimum; actual based on qualifications and experience. MIT offers excellent benefits including a choice of health plans, a dental plan, tuition assistance and fully subsidized MBTA passes for local bus and subway service. The MIT Libraries affords a flexible and collegial working environment and provides opportunities for training and skill development.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS: Apply online at: http://careers.mit.edu/; applications must include cover letter and resume. Priority will be given to applications received by October 29, 2018; position open until filled. MIT is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community and particularly encourages applications from qualified women and minority candidates. Professionals who enthusiastically embrace the empathy, courage, self-reflection and respect of a multi-cultural, diverse and inclusive workplace, and who strive to incorporate those values in their work and interactions are encouraged to apply.

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Metadata and Dataloads Librarian, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

As a member of the Metadata Management section, under the supervision of the Head of Metadata Management, the incumbent facilitates timely access to Harvard Library collections by fulfilling a variety of roles that support discovery through improving the Harvard Library's use of batch processing and automation; specific focus areas include acquisitions and e-resources dataloads, metadata enrichment, and innovative approaches to generating metadata at scale.

 

For a complete position description and to apply, see here.

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Confronting Inequality Symposium

Thursday, October 18

10 am - 4 pm

Milton Public Library

476 Canton Ave, Milton, MA

REGISTER HERE

Join us to examine the forces creating and sustaining inequality, to celebrate transformative efforts to disrupt those forces, and to highlight tools that librarians and other information professionals can use to help secure equality in their communities.

 

 

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Graduate Assistant, Sociology & Public Health, Simmons University, Boston, MA

R05346 Graduate Assistant - Student (General): Sociology & Public Health (CSSPP) 

Graduate Assistant - Student (General):

Departments of Sociology and Public Health |

College of Social Sciences, Policy, and Practice

We are seeking one Graduate Assistant to start immediately.

The Graduate Assistant will provide up to 20 hours per week of administrative/office support, primarily for the Simmons University Departments of Sociology and Public Health. The ideal candidate is engaged and pro-active and will help maintain a professional but welcoming atmosphere in the Departments' suite. The Graduate Assistant will be part of a team that supports other departments in the College of Social Sciences, Policy, and Practice (CSSPP).

 

This appointment is for the fall 2018 semester, with the potential to continue into spring.

 

Responsibilities can include but not limited to:

  • front desk coverage: greeting office visitors, fielding student and faculty inquiries, answering phones, ensuring timely delivery of mail/packages;
  • administrative duties: photocopying and scanning, assisting faculty with processing departmental invoices and expenses for payment or reimbursement, filing, data entry;
  • assisting with supervision of undergraduate student workers' tasks;
  • helping with logistics and publicity for department events;
  • coordinating production of office publications: course offering brochures, events flyers, and student guides;
  • supporting faculty with course material research, preparation, and acquisition along with updating courses in Moodle;
  • maintaining inventory and organization of office supplies;
  • updating department social media or websites as needed;
  • assisting with other special projects and duties as requested and according to talents.

 

Qualifications and considerations include:

  • must be enrolled in a graduate program (at least two courses) at Simmons;
  • must be organized, responsible, independent and friendly;
  • proficient with Microsoft Office, Google Apps, Adobe Acrobat;
  • ideal candidate will have flexibility in their schedule and potential to support the occasional late afternoon/evening event;
  • ideal candidate will also be familiar with other Adobe Creative Cloud apps (InDesign, Photoshop) and possess interest/ability to learn new programs as needed;

 

This position will be located in the Sociology Department's office suite (MCB C-205) and the office coverage hours will be determined, falling within the normal University operating hours of 8:30-5:00, M-F.

 

Please apply via Workday, being sure to attach your résumé, statement of interest, and your work availability/class schedule details. Email Mark Valentine with any questions: mark.valentine@simmons.edu.

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Research Analyst, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, New York, NY

Research Analyst Program - Federal Reserve Bank of New York 

Economists at the New York Fed conduct innovative research and provide policy-oriented
analysis to help guide the Federal Reserve's assessment of the economy and the
formulation of monetary policy--and there's an opportunity for you to play a role.

Each year the Bank seeks roughly twenty exceptional college graduates with a strong
background in economics, mathematics, and statistics to work as Research Analysts
(RAs). Many of these new hires have previously worked as interns in the New York
Fed's Undergraduate Summer Analyst Program.

 

Applications are being accepted now, on a rolling basis, at https://www.newyorkfed.org/research/careers/research_analysts/index.html. It is recommended that candidates apply by October 15.

More information can be found here.

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Entry IT Roles, Leap Technology Program, Fidelity Investments, Durham, NC

Leap is Fidelity's state of the art talent development program designed to equip recent IT graduates to become best-in-class technologists. Leap takes place in North Carolina's innovative learning center. Upon successful completion of the program, participants will be placed within our diverse technology organization for full-time employment. Opportunities exist in multiple roles and locations throughout the US.

What You Bring To the Role

Requirements-

  • Recent completion or current pursuit of Bachelor's Degree
  • Hands-on technical project experience
  • Ability to collaborate with others in a team-oriented, dynamic environment
  • Passionate about learning new technologies

 

Nice to Have-

  • Prior technology-related internship

Track Focus Areas

Program Structure

Participants go through a dynamic 17 weeks* of training.  

You will experience:

  • Week 1:  Building a foundation around understanding Fidelity, its culture, and values.  An introduction to the financial services industry and the technologies that support it.
  • Weeks 2-3:  Common training across all four technology tracks.  Includes networking and enrichment activities interspersed with other entry level technologists.
  • Weeks 4-16:  Integrated classroom and team-based live project work organized into agile sprints.  Regular mentoring and feedback is provided throughout the program.
  • Week 17:  Creative project showcases and full-time placement transition preparedness.

Non- NC participants are housed together in Raleigh, North Carolina outside of working hours.

*The Systems Engineering track is 12 weeks as it does not include a project.

For information about working at Fidelity and benefits like employer match for retirement, tuition reimbursement, and how Fidelity can help repay your existing student loans, visit FidelityCareers.com. Fidelity Investments is an equal opportunity employer.

For more information, click here.

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GE Healthcare Cardiovascular Ultrasound Hackathon, Boston Marriott, Cambridge, MA

GE Healthcare Cardiovascular Ultrasound HACKATHON

Attention developers, researchers, students and tech startups: Join us for a great opportunity to kick-start your app in GE Healthcare's cardiovascular ultrasound imaging technology.

November 4-5
Boston Marriott Cambridge
50 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142

Bring Innovative Apps to Life for Our Global User Community in Echocardiography
Discover the possibilities of the advanced platform at the heart of GE's Vivid™ ultrasound systems. At the Hackathon, you'll work directly with members of the R&D team behind the industry-leading Vivid E95 system.

We'll provide all the tools, support and insights you need to create and fully integrate new apps that elevate the experience for our users - including getting you familiar with the software development kit and the test environment, and providing hands-on demos of example applications. Even if you're not an image-processing guru, your ideas still have great potential to support the fight against cardiovascular disease as part of the Vivid family. It's not just about faster, more detailed imaging. Apps that enhance analytics, visualization and quantification can also benefit users of our systems, as they help care for patients worldwide every day.

Learn more.

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Head of Technical Services, The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS

The University of Southern Mississippi invites applicants for a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track faculty position as Head of Technical Services/Associate Professor, in the University Libraries to begin early 2019.

Under the general supervision of the Dean of University Libraries, the incumbent has leadership responsibility for the supervision and administration of technical services, which includes acquisitions, cataloging, collection management, serials and electronic resources, gifts management, and processing and preservation, while holding tenure or tenure track faculty status and rank.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution or an equivalent degree.
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience for at least five years over full-time and other staff in a technical services department.
  • Demonstrated scholarship, professional development, and service record for promotion at the rank of Associate Professor.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Evidence of successful budget management experience.
  • Experience with library services platforms, such as Ex Libris Alma and discovery systems such as Ex Libris Primo.
  • Earned second graduate degree.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Exhibited knowledge of the principles and practices of collection management; knowledge of current collection development issues and trends at academic and research libraries, including an understanding of emerging information technology and its applications for collection development.
  • Knowledge of acquisitions procedures, current and future cataloging standards and data management technology, and serials and electronic resources management, including negotiation and licensing issues.
  • Demonstrated excellent leadership qualities including strong interpersonal and public communication skills.
  • Proficiencies and knowledge in library and information technologies related to technical services.

 

 

Salary and Rank

$68,000 for 12 months. Salary commensurate with the candidate's education and experience. Appointment at a faculty rank of Associate Professor.

A job description of this tenure-track position and a link to the application form can be found at https://usm.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=335&site=1.

If you have any questions about the position, Southern Miss, or Hattiesburg, please contact Jennifer Brannock, search committee chair, at Jennifer.Brannock@usm.edu.

 

University Libraries at Southern Miss

University Libraries provides a dynamic physical and virtual learning environment that supports the intellectual development and creativity of the University community. Joseph Anderson Cook Library, William David McCain Library and Archives, the Gulf Coast Library, and the Gunter Library at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory offer services that meet information needs and support the research, teaching, learning and service of the University's faculty, staff and students. An extensive website provides access to the Libraries' holdings, including full-text and article databases, electric journals and books, and digitized collections and services, such a reference and research assistance, tutorials and document delivery.

University Libraries at the University of Southern Mississippi expends a $2.5 million-dollar budget for materials annually. The collection contains 1.8 million volumes plus special and archival collections in a wide range of formats, housed on the Hattiesburg and Gulf Coast campuses.

For more information about University Libraries, go to http://lib.usm.edu.

 

About Hattiesburg

Home to The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg blends a college town atmosphere with an upscale entertainment district downtown and numerous outdoor opportunities. This diverse community offers a unique cultural and intellectual atmosphere, with many opportunities to engage in stimulating activities and events, including college sports, the performing arts, and cultural resources. Dining opportunities abound, particularly local flavors such as New Orleans-style seafood, fried catfish and barbecue. 

The city has been recognized by numerous publication and rankings as a retirement destination because of the area's amenities, low cost of living, and strong healthcare services. Did I mention that the beach is an hour away, and New Orleans is 90 minutes south of Hattiesburg? There are also five airports and an Amtrak station nearby that make travel easy.

To learn more about what Hattiesburg has to offer, go to https://www.usm.edu/about/about-hattiesburg.

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Call for Papers: Investigación Bibliotecológica

Vol. 32, Núm. 76 (julio/septiembre. 2018)
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22201/iibi.24488321xe.2018.76

Investigación Bibliotecológica is a Mexican scholarly journal in the area of library and information science, whose frequency is quarterly, published by the Institute for Library Research and Information of the National Autonomous University of Mexico. It contains scientific articles.

The journal accepts unpublished research articles peer-reviewed through a double blind process. Currently, Investigación Bibliotecológica has three sections: editorial, articles and reviews. Please visit our publication norms or guideline for manuscript submission for scholarly papers and reviews.

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Call for Papers: International Conference on Computational Techniques, Electronics and Mechanical Systems

2018 International Conference on Computational Techniques, Electronics and Mechanical Systems (CTEMS)

KLS Gogte Institute of Technology 

Conference Date: December 21-23 2018
Submission Deadline: October 20 2018 

Submission Link: http://itekcmsonline.com/ctems/index.php/ctems/ctems/login

Selected, accepted and extended papers will be published in the UGC approved International Journal of Advances in Arts, Sciences and Engineering (IJOOASE)

All accepted and presented papers will be submitted to the IEEE for possible publication in IEEE Xplore Digital Library.

If you like to join the TPC or propose a special session or symposiums please write to: secretariat@ctems-conference.org 

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Multiple Openings, Sno-Isle Libraries, Camano Island, WA

Librarian - PERS Eligible
Location: Marysville
Pay Range: $5,222.53 - $7,179.47
Hours per week: 40
Job Requisition: 14204

Closing Date: October 20, 2018, 9:59pm

Sno-Isle Libraries is searching for a full-time Librarian who will be passionate about providing excellent library services to our customers and communities. This position will be supervised at the Marysville library and will have scheduled shifts at the Lakewood/Smokey Point library.

This position may include morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend hours including Sundays. Successful candidate may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on library needs.

Job Summary
Provides professional information services, instruction, reader's advisory, and programming services for library customers at various locations.

Essential Functions
Provides professional research assistance to customers, either in-person, over the phone, or electronically.

Assists with collection maintenance duties for materials and resources in various formats.

Develops and presents various library programs (educational, early literacy, community interest, or civic engagement and individual customer research or instructional sessions).

Creates and curates online content to meet community needs and interests.

Assists in development and evaluation of library services in line with the strategic focus.

Represent the library to a wide variety of community groups.

Branch Circulation Supervisor
Location: Snohomish
Pay Range: $30.13 - $41.42 Hourly
Hours per week: 40
Job Requisition: 13996

Closing Date: October 14, 2018, 9:59pm

Job Summary
This position supervises assigned circulation staff to provide effective and efficient service to the library's customers. Oversees and performs circulation and related public services in a community library.

The position may include morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend hours including Sundays. Successful candidate may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on library needs.

Essential Functions
Oversees assigned circulation staff in providing effective and efficient service to customers of the community library; maintains department desk schedule and employee's monthly schedule.

Performs circulation tasks such as charging and issuing materials to customers using the integrated library computer system; receiving and processing returned materials; returning materials to circulating collections or other appropriate location; supporting the circulation front desk, and providing information to customers on circulation policies and procedures.

Provides effective direction to assigned staff including managing and supervising department staff; interviewing and selecting staff, monitoring and evaluating job performance; training and development.

Responds to building and customer issues to include assuring the proper operation of the community library as well as resolving customer inquiries and complaints related to circulation services.

Recommends and develops circulation and library procedures and process improvements.

Serves as part of building management team helping with planning and problem-solving service issues at the community library.

Receives and accounts for cash from fees and copier charges.

Page II *Continuous* Job 12201
Starting Pay: $13.55 - $18.61 Hourly (15 hrs/wk)

Sno-Isle Libraries is accepting applications for Page II positions on a continuous basis. Based on the need for positions or the functionality of this posting, we may suspend or discontinue it at any time.

This position may include morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend hours including Sundays. Successful candidate may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on library needs.

About the Process:
Please indicate your interest in specific community libraries by selecting them in the application's supplemental questionnaire. Those who are invited to an interview will be contacted by phone. Successful incumbents will then be placed in a retained pool and remain there until a position becomes available.

Job Summary
The Page II position will perform sorting, shelving, locating, materials movement and library support tasks at a community library to contribute to its effective operation.

Essential Functions
Provide effective and efficient library support services to include collecting and sorting by classification returned materials from book drops and circulation areas as well as shelving and retrieving materials.

Perform basic circulation support duties, other than direct customer service.

Assist in maintaining the library's shelved materials areas and reading rooms in neat, clean and orderly condition.

Assist with shelf readings as assigned.

Assist with general clerical support to include assisting with the operation and maintenance of equipment as well as photocopying and distributing materials.

ABOUT US

Sno-Isle Libraries is a large, two-county district in the beautiful North Puget Sound region of Washington State. It encompasses rugged timberlands and suburban centers, rolling farmlands and ocean vistas. Set in the fastest-growing corner of the state, Sno-Isle Libraries serves 728,745 residents in Washington's Snohomish and Island counties through 23 community libraries, online services, and Library on Wheels. Learn more at sno-isle.org.

THE APPLICATION PROCESS

** Sno-Isle employees MUST apply through Paycom to be considered as an Internal candidate **

Use your PayCom Username to create your profile. Apply through the Job Opportunities option located on the PayCom homepage. Online applications must be submitted by 9:59 p.m. on the closing date. Incomplete applications may disqualify you. Resumes and letters of interest are encouraged and should be attached during the application process and will not be accepted as a substitute for a completed Sno-Isle application. Questions may be directed to Human Resources at:

Sno-Isle Human Resources
Marysville Service Center
7312 35th Avenue NE
Marysville, WA 98271-7417

Phone: 360-651-7000
Fax: 360-651-7151
TTY: 800-647-3753

Applications will be screened and applicants who best match the needs of posted positions will be contacted by phone if selected for an interview. The hiring process can take a minimum of 4 to 8 weeks. Applicants who need accommodations during the application or interview process should contact the Human Resources Department (360) 651-7000.

Positions located at a community library location may include morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend hours including Sundays. A successful candidate may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on library needs.

All offers of employment are conditioned on the provision of satisfactory proof of applicant's identity and legal authority to work in the U.S. Offers of employment are also conditioned on Sno-Isle's receipt of satisfactory responses to reference requests and a criminal background check, when required.

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Collections Manager, South County History Center, Kingston, RI

TITLE: COLLECTIONS MANAGER

REPORTS TO: Executive Director

TERM: Part-time, 14 hours per week

The South County History Center is seeking an enthusiastic and professional Collections Manager to join our team as we embark on the next phase of our strategic plan. The Center's primary activities are stewarding and providing access to local research collections, developing exhibits and programs, and offering hands-on learning opportunities to interns interested in joining our field. 

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Collections Manager works closely with staff and volunteers to manage and care for the Center's archival, library, and artifact collections. Working toward the goal of gaining full intellectual control and increasing public access, the Collections Manager will support on-going inventory efforts and the continued improvement and implementation of collections-related policies and procedures. The management of the Center's PastPerfect collections database, including ensuring data integrity and security, is a critical function of this role.

The Collections Manager regularly engages with Center members and visitors to provide research assistance and guidance in a professional and timely manner. Additionally, the Collections Manager works collaboratively with staff, interns, and volunteers to process new collections, create exhibits, and conduct research necessary for program development. The Collections Manager also serves on the Center's Collections Committee. All Center staff members assist in the management of day-to-day operations and maintenance of the Old Washington County Jail.

This is a part-time, 14 hour per week position. The Collections Manager's regular hours will be Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Some evening and Saturday hours may be required for special events. The pay rate for this position is $14-16 per hour. Center staff members work primarily within our historic headquarters, which has many staircases and unfortunately is not handicapped-accessible. 

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, SKILLS REQUIRED

This position requires a candidate with a passion for historical collections and research, as well as the ability to engage others in local history. The successful candidate will have experience (paid or volunteer) in an archive, library, or museum. Coursework or degree in Library Science and knowledge of archival management theory and best practices, related to both analog and digital collections, is required. Experience cataloguing collections is required; experience with photographic collections and knowledge of metadata management is preferred.

Most importantly, the successful candidate will possess a "can-do" attitude, strong problem-solving skills, collaborative working style, and excellent time management. This position also requires the ability to both multi-task and prioritize projects, supported by strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Also critical to success in this role are strong computer skills (including working with databases), the ability to manage others, and a commitment to providing excellent customer service.

TO APPLY

Qualified applicants are encouraged to learn more about the Center by visiting our website, SouthCountyHistoryCenter.org, and are invited to apply by submitting a cover letter and resume to erica@southcountyhistorycenter.org.

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Assistant Director, South County History Center, Kingston, RI

TITLE: ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

REPORTS TO: Executive Director

TERM: Part-time, 14 hours per week

The South County History Center is seeking an enthusiastic and professional Assistant Director to join our team as we embark on the next phase of our strategic plan. The Center's primary activities are stewarding and providing access to local research collections, developing exhibits and programs, and offering hands-on learning opportunities to interns interested in joining our field. The Assistant Director will work closely with the Executive Director to manage critical operations and special initiatives, gaining experience in many areas of library and archive administration. 

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Assistant Director is a critical member of the Center's team, with the primary responsibility of managing and growing the Center's internship program, which provides hands-on experience and sector-specific training to library science, museum studies and history undergraduate and graduate students. The Assistant Director works collaboratively with staff and volunteers to plan and execute programs and events, support collectionsrelated projects, and develop exhibits. Engaging with Center members, visitors, interns, and other stakeholders in-person, online, and by phone in a professional and helpful manner is a key function of this role. All Center staff members assist in the management of day-to-day operations and maintenance of the Old Washington County Jail. Further, the Assistant Director supports outreach and fundraising efforts through accurate recordkeeping, writing communications pieces, and developing partnerships with other history organizations.

This is a part-time, 14 hour per week position. The Assistant Director's regular hours will be Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Some evening and Saturday hours may be required for special events. The pay rate for this position is $14-16 per hour. Center staff members work primarily within our historic headquarters, which has many staircases and unfortunately is not handicapped-accessible. 

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, SKILLS REQUIRED

The successful candidate must have experience (paid or volunteer) in an archive, library or museum. Coursework or degree in Library Science or Museum Studies is preferred, and knowledge of best practices related to collections management required. A passion for historical collections and research, as well as the ability to engage others in local history, is necessary for success in this role. 

Most importantly, the successful candidate will possess a "can-do" attitude, strong problem-solving skills, collaborative working style, and excellent time management. This position also requires the ability to both multi-task and prioritize projects, supported by strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Also critical to success in this role are strong computer skills (including working with databases), the ability to manage others, and a commitment to providing excellent customer service.

TO APPLY

Qualified applicants are encouraged to learn more about the Center by visiting our website, SouthCountyHistoryCenter.org, and are invited to apply by submitting a cover letter and resume to erica@southcountyhistorycenter.org.

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Senior Law Librarian, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Northeastern University

Senior Law Librarian

Requisition Number: STFR004937

Division/College: School of Law

Location: Boston Main Campus

Full-time/Part-time: Full Time

Responsibilities:

The Law Library is a center of legal research teaching at the law school. It provides crucial resources and training to faculty, staff and students. The four Senior Law Librarians are critical to the strategic planning, development and implementation of the Law School's educational mission. Each Senior Law Librarian's major areas of responsibility are

  1. faculty research support;
  2. project management;
  3. teaching and legal research instruction;
  4. team management; and
  5. management and operations.

Each Senior Law Librarian shares the first four duties and spends thirty percent of their time on the fifth area: management and operation of a department head level specialty. The four specialties are Collection Development, User Services, Law Practice and Scholarship & Publishing Services. This opening is for the Law Practice specialty.

Under the shared faculty research support responsibility, these librarians work with faculty and administrators to support and promote faculty teaching, scholarship, and publication, including providing research assistance and training RAs and TAs. Under the shared teaching and legal research instruction responsibility, each librarian teaches upper level research courses; provides coaching and training at the InfoDesk for drop in and email research assistance Monday-Friday 8:30-5:00 p.m.; and provides custom research support to students in the first year Legal Skills in Social Context program that serves clients in an innovative law office structure. The team also works closely with faculty, law school departments, clinics, institutes and centers to support community members in research, digital, and information literacy. The librarians work with the Assistant Dean for the Center for Co-op and Career Development, the Director of the Academic Success Program, the Assistant Dean and Director of Bar Admission Programs, and the Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs in planning and supporting student research, digital, and information literacy and to produce graduates who are reflective and well-prepared to embark upon a career of life-long learning. The Law Library provides a wide range of professional development services to assist students and recent graduates in their efforts to master experiential research skills including staffing the Library's for-credit course offerings and other teaching and instruction; presenting informational programs and workshops; developing and offering research information online; fielding research questions and training during co-op placements; prepare for co-op appointments; and providing research assistance, coaching, and tutoring to students.

Each Senior Law Librarian manages several department-head level functions in their specialty. The Law Library has a team management structure, where the dedicated team of attorney librarians and professional staff is charged with sharing strategic legal research, digital, and information literacy skills with faculty, staff, administrators and students. In the area of management and operations for Law Practice, this Senior Law Librarian will investigate legal research in various practice settings and keep up to date on the latest trends and technologies; plan how to adjust and develop the research curriculum to prepare students for practice; investigate law practice technologies and workflow management and participate in law school community planning to better prepare students; work closely with the co-op and career office to better support students and new graduates; train other staff and faculty in these areas; and periodically review the collection and make recommendations to strengthen it based on faculty and student interests.

Qualifications:

Candidates must have completed a J.D. degree from an accredited law school. In addition, a Master of Library or Information Science degree or substantial progress toward this degree is preferred, but we will train the right candidate. Three to five years of professional law library experience is particularly desirable, although we will train the right candidate. Teaching experience is also a plus. Given the law practice focus, some law practice experience as an attorney or law firm librarian is a plus, but not required. Since this management and operations specialty needs to be developed, an ability to investigate, create relationships with lawyers and librarians in practice, and to create recommendations and support structures at the law school are all important. We need a creator, not just a maintainer.

The candidate must enjoy interacting with students, faculty and staff and possess excellent public services skills. Excellent research, reference, writing, and bibliographic skills are required. Word-processing, e-mail, basic web publishing, and basic Excel skills are also required. We need a responsible, motivated, creative team player who is also able to work independently. You must enjoy completing a variety of tasks. Some evening and weekend hours are required.

Additional Information:

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply http://apptrkr.com/1307367

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.

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Intern, Lippincott Library, University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Philadelphia, PA

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

LIPPINCOTT LIBRARY INTERNSHIP

 

http://www.library.upenn.edu/hr/internship/lippincottlibraryintern.html

 

Availability: One-year long position available immediately.

 

Hours: Up to 20 hours per week. Flexible weekday hours, but Saturday hours (either 10-6 or 1-9) are required.

 

Salary: $15.00/hour

 

Overview: The University of Pennsylvania's Lippincott Library seeks a creative, energetic intern to join our research and information services team. Lippincott Library is the business library which operates as an integral part of the Penn Libraries system and provides business research services and information resources for the Wharton School. Previous interns have gone on the work at Drexel, Jefferson and Villanova, as well as public and special libraries. Interns have also been able to apply their experience at Lippincott to course credit for field experiences or practicums.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing reference and research services to students, staff and faculty
  • Assist a team of professional librarians with projects relating to:
  • Research impact assessments
  • New technologies and resources
  • Workshops and presentations
  • Online tutorials and courseware
  • Research guides
  • Program and service evaluation
  • Marketing library services and resources

 

Qualifications:

  • Current graduate student in an ALA-accredited graduate degree program in library or information science.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Service orientation.
  • Interest in business information.
  • Ability to work with accuracy and attention to detail.

 

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to the attention of:

Marcella Barnhart
bmarcell@wharton.upenn.edu

Please write "Lippincott Library Internship" in the subject line.

 

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

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Data Acquisitions Librarian, Federal Reserve Board, Washington, D.C.

Data Acquisitions Librarian (Knowledge Analyst)-21074

Primary Location: DC-Washington

Employee Status: Regular

Overtime Status: Exempt

Job Type: Standard

Travel: No

Shift: Day Job

Years of Experience Required: 2

Education Required: Master's or Equivalent Exp.

Relocation Provided: Yes

Salary Grade Low: 24

Salary Grade High: 25

Posting Date: Sep 25, 2018

Position Description

The Knowledge Analyst participates in technical operations in the area of data and information acquisition, management, analysis or dissemination. The analyst provides analytical support to economists and other professionals at the Board and in the System. The support includes research and data services, information analysis, and contributions to the design and maintenance of metadata and knowledge management solutions.

 

Position Requirements

The Research Library at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System is seeking a Data Acquisitions Librarian (within the Knowledge Analyst job family).

 

As the central bank of the United States, the Federal Reserve's mission is to provide the nation with a safer, more flexible, and more stable monetary and financial system. As a Federal Reserve staff member, you will play a critical role in accomplishing this mission.

 

Research at the Federal Reserve Board is data intensive and time-sensitive.  The Research Library, with a full-time staff of 16 librarians and 2 technicians, offers a full array of desktop and customized library services to the approximately 2,700 staff members at the Board. More than 400 of the Board's staff are Ph.D. economists, and many more participate in the Board's research efforts. 

 

For a portfolio of specific data and electronic subscription resources and subject areas, the data acquisitions librarian conducts reference interviews to learn about new data needs, maintains strong relationships with content vendors and data providers, negotiates both renewal of existing licenses and new licenses, arranges training, works with metadata librarians to ensure cataloging and access to data, and assists managers with budget projections.  The librarian works with four colleagues engaged in similar activities including:

  • Actively coordinating multiple contracts concurrently, assuring that acquisitions are completed to meet time-critical research needs. 
  • Working closely and communicating effectively with staff throughout the acquisitions process, including economists, vendors, managers and Board administrative, technical, procurement and legal staff.  
  • Meeting with vendors to understand the products and data available, communicating information to Board researchers, negotiating agreements, reviewing and editing contract documents, and preparing memos justifying purchases.
  • Representing the interests of the Board in the development of consortial agreements within the Federal Reserve System, comprised of the Board and twelve Reserve Banks. 
  • Advising management and end users on copyright and data usage restrictions including participation on the Library's Data Review Team which ensures data used in projects are in compliance with license terms.

 

Qualifications Required

  • Master's degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited institution or degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of experience in negotiating contracts and pricing for data and/or electronic subscription services that demonstrate effective and creative negotiation skills
  • Ability to coordinate acquisitions workflow and work collegially across multiple teams external to the Library including economic research, budget administration, procurement, legal, accounting, and data management.
  • Impeccable attention to detail especially in the areas of contract pricing, workflow tracking, and inquiry responses
  • Initiative to improve data services and follow through on all data requests
  • Demonstrated skill in prioritizing workload with the ability to manage competing projects.          
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills  
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with strong oral and written communications skills
  • Capacity to work collaboratively as part of a team while simultaneously working efficiently and effectively as an individual

Desired:

  • Subject matter expertise in economics, finance, and business is preferred but not required
  • Demonstrates an understanding of data management best practices and the use of data in scholarly research
  • Knowledge regarding federal government contracting procedures
  • Familiarity with trends in assigning metadata to datasets for cataloging purposes


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or application, membership, or service in the uniformed services.

 

To Apply: https://frbog.taleo.net/careersection/1/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=21074

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Open Rank Faculty Positions, Rutgers University, New Brunswick

DEADLINE is OCTOBER 15, 2018

We seek faculty for tenure-track or tenured positions who complement the strengths of our existing faculty and support our needs for research, teaching, and administration.
Our foci include:
  • People and Community - the information needs of people in diverse social, organizational, cultural, and health contexts and the design of responsive information services, networks, and systems for libraries, archives, museums, hospitals, laboratories, and other information agencies.
  • Data, Information and Knowledge - the dynamic combination of data, information, and knowledge, and their creation, analysis, organization, use, and preservation to provide meaningful and adaptive services to individuals, organizations, and communities.
  • Information Systems and Services - their design, implementation, and evaluation, including socio-technical systems that enable access to information, and learning how to optimize their usefulness in meeting organizational, community, and individual goals.
  • Empowerment, Engagement and Action - scholarly and professional leadership and the capacity to design, develop, and make available cultural, intellectual, and technological records and systems to enable people to improve their health, wellbeing, and their lives.

We especially invite candidates who will take leadership roles in our highly ranked Master of Information (MI), our rapidly growing Information Technology and Informatics (ITI) undergraduate major, and our inter-disciplinary Ph.D. program. We are a charter member of the iSchool caucus and are in an exciting period of transformation and growth. The ideal candidate's scholarship would focus on one or more area above, bringing together research in areas of social computing, information studies, librarianship, health informatics, data science, computational social science, human-computer interaction, and related fields.

Rutgers University's School of Communication and Information houses a dynamic and engaged community of scholars whose fields of communication, information science, library studies, journalism, and media studies intersect to address contemporary challenges. For more about the School and active faculty searches, see comminfo.rutgers.edu. For queries regarding the position, please contact the search committee chair Marie L. Radford (mradford@rutgers.edu).

Qualifications: A Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a relevant field is expected as of June 2019. Applicants should have a demonstrated record or strong likelihood of top-tier peer-reviewed publications and evidence of or preparation for effective teaching. Senior level applicants should provide evidence of leadership in research, instruction, and service. A strong record of external funding is a plus.

Requirements: Responsibilities of tenure-track/tenured faculty members include undergraduate and graduate teaching assignments in communication, an active program of research in the candidate's area of scholarly expertise, and service contributions in accordance with the university policy for tenure‐track and tenured appointments.

For Detailed Information and to Submit an Application: Applications should address the points above and clearly articulate the candidate's fit to specific departmental and school‐wide research foci. Please include a letter of application, CV, up to three representative publications, and names and contact information for three referees (no letters at this time). Applications should be received by October 15, 2018. Apply athttps://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/73508.

Rutgers University is an AA/EEO employer - M/F/Veteran/Disability. For additional information please see our Non-Discrimination Statement. http://uhr.rutgers.edu/non-discrimination-statement

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Cataloging Librarian, Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, TX

Cataloging Librarian, Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, TX

Job Description:

The cataloging librarian oversees and preserves the quality of the library catalog by maintaining bibliographic and authority records in the Integrated Library System (ILS). Catalogs library materials according to current standards and rules to enable their identification, access, and use. Provides leadership in the organization of and access to monographs, serials, and media in all formats. Keeps an accurate inventory of the library's print and electronic holdings. Provides statistical reports. Collaborates with other library departments and staff. Design, initiate, and lead projects and bring them to closure. The Cataloger reports to Assistant Director of Systems and Metadata.

Essential Functions:

  • Manage the cataloging of new materials for the library collection, with personal responsibility for most original, non-DLC and rush cataloging. Duties include descriptive cataloging, assignment of call numbers and subject headings, verification of authorized headings, access points for digital material, and OCLC holdings.
  • Batch load vendor cataloging records and authority records.
  • Provide other cataloging support as needed, as well as special projects.
  • Delete discarded/weeded titles from the integrated library system.
  • Supervise cataloging technician.
  • Evaluate effectiveness of catalog data and metadata for resource discovery (quality control).
  • Remain current with metadata and cataloging standards and digital library development.
  • Participate in Technical Services work flow.
  • Collaborate with the Assistant Director of Systems and Metadata to ensure reliable access to library holdings.
  • Foster and maintain collaborative and collegial relationships with faculty and library staff.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Participate and assists in migration to OCLC WorldShare Management Services Platform.
  • Manage off-site storage of library materials.
  • Provide original cataloging of University theses and dissertations.
  • Work with vendors to supply quality cataloging records and shelf-ready books.
  • Assist with library strategic planning, development of library policies and procedures, and assessment of library goals.
  • Serve as collection development liaison with academic departments in assigned areas.
  • Provide reference duties as needed.
  • Serve on library, university and consortia committees.
  • Meet university expectations for scholarship.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Assistant Director of Systems and Metadata and the Director of the Library


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of cataloging rules, standards, and practices: to include MARC, RDA, OCLC, and LCSH.
  • Excellent computer skills and knowledge of office applications; the ability to learn and perform automated library systems tasks.
  • Familiarity with MarcEdit; knowledge of acquisitions and processing life cycle.
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to set priorities and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to write clear, accurate process documentation and business communications.
  • Flexibility and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
  • Leadership, interpersonal, team-building and organizational skills.

Education and Experience:

  • Master's Degree accredited by the American Library Association (required).
  • 3 years professional experience in Technical Services, including serials (preferred). 
  • Experience working with automated library systems (required). 


Additional Information:

For questions about the position contact:  Maria Cabaniss, Interim Dean of University Library & Archives (melmshauser@ollusa.edu)

Apply Here: https://ollusa.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=103422

 

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Librarian, Youth Services, Portsmouth Public Library, Portsmouth, NH

PORTSMOUTH PUBLIC LIBRARY (NH)

LIBRARIAN I - YOUTH SERVICES (37.5 HOURS)

Salary Range:  $42,149 - $51,125                    

Qualifications: Candidates must possess a Master's Degree in Library Science and/or an equivalent combination of education and relevant library experience. Candidates must also have advanced knowledge of the principles and practices of professional library services to children, teens and caregivers; a solid foundation in theories of infant, child and adolescent learning and development and their implications for library service; and knowledge and appreciation of children's and teen literature.

Duties/Responsibilities

  1. Participates in numerous aspects of youth and teen services such as, but not limited to: reference, readers' advisory, outreach visits, grant writing, donation requests, budget allocation, promotion and advertising, establishing community liaisons, attending professional workshops, training of new staff, staying current in library services, implementing new ideas, among other responsibilities.
  2. Participates in materials selection and maintenance of youth and teen information resources, cultural materials, supplies and other collections.
  3. Directs students to academic research sources and delivers other customer reference services.
  4. Acts as a liaison to schools and other civic organizations serving youth and teens to actively promote library services.
  5. Participates in departmental social media efforts
  6. Participates in planning and implementation of library programs
  7. Assists with library outreach activities.
  8. Assists in promoting library services by creating displays and other publicity.

 

Here's a link to the job listing:

https://www.cityofportsmouth.com/hr/job-opportunities#LYS

 

To apply, email materials to jobs@cityofportsmouth.com.

 

To download the City's application form, visit http://files.cityofportsmouth.com/hr/applicationform.pdf

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Executive Director, University of Texas at Tyler Library, Tyler, TX

The University of Texas at Tyler seeks nominations and applications for an innovative, visionary, forward-thinking, and collaborative leader to serve as the Executive Director of the Robert R. Muntz Library. The Director is the chief administrative and budgetary officer of the Robert R. Muntz Library and plays a key role with all major stakeholders such as faculty, administration and wider East Texas community, among others to advance the university's new strategic plan (https://www.uttyler.edu/president/files/uttyler-strategic-plan.pdf).

Robert R. Muntz Library has holdings in a variety of formats, including an ever growing collection of electronic resources. Library collections include over 100,000 print volumes, over 130 online databases containing over 400,000 online journals, and over 300,000 electronic books. The Library provides resources, instructional services, and programs in support of student success, faculty instruction, and the research needs of faculty and students. Current library staff includes the Executive Director, eight professional librarians, eight library assistants, and a number of student workers. Muntz Library is recognized on campus for the tailored services supplied by the Subject Liaison Librarians, and for the adept support of faculty and student scholarship through the Institutional Repository and Scholar Works.

Position Responsibilities
The Director is responsible for all matters relating to the administration of the Robert R. Muntz Library, including recruiting, supervising, and evaluating staff; managing and developing collections; assuring that the library remains on the leading edge of information communication technologies; administering the library's budget; providing excellent service to faculty, staff and students; and representing the library to communities outside the University. She or he will help develop and articulate a compelling vision for the library and will be responsible for enhancing its resources through partnerships with donors, state and/or federal funding agencies, and foundations.

Candidate Qualifications

  1. American Library Association (ALA) accredited Master's degree in Library Science, Information Science, or equivalent. A doctorate is preferred.
  2. Minimum of seven years of leadership and administrative experience in an academic library.
  3. Established record of professional achievement.
  4. Knowledge of the opportunities and challenges facing higher education, in general, and university libraries, in particular, and creative approaches to meeting such opportunities and challenges.
  5. Clear understanding of the technological changes that are reshaping scholarship, publication, the preservation and dissemination of knowledge.
  6. Experience in building comprehensive collections to support Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral-level research requirements for faculty and students.
  7. Active participation in national and international library and information science organizations.
  8. Personal integrity, outstanding leadership qualities, and effective oral and written communication skills.
  9. Commitment to raising funds to support the Robert R. Muntz Library through fundraising and external grants.
  10. Awareness of the importance of information literacy and its role in student and university success.

Submission of Application Materials

Please submit the information below as a single PDF or Microsoft Word file through
the UT Tyler online application system.

  1. Cover letter summarizing relevant experience in leadership, administration,and professional achievement. Include a vision of how the Robert R. Muntz Library should incorporate changing trends to enhance teaching, research, and service.
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Contact information of three professional references

Application Information:
Contact: Office of Human Resources
The University of Texas at Tyler
Phone: (903) 566-7234

Online Application:
http://www.uttyler.edu/human-resources/prospective-employees/employmentapplication.php

The University of Texas at Tyler is an EEO Employer

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Knowledge Operations Coordinator, Global Oil & Gas Practice, McKinsey & Company, Waltham, MA

Knowledge Operations Coordinator - Global Oil & Gas Practice

 

Who you'll work with:

You will be report directly to the Global Knowledge Manager and the Global Head of Knowledge (Senior Partner); both are based in Amsterdam and proven leaders and developers of global team members. You will be based in one of our Knowledge Centers (Louvain-la-Neuve, Waltham, MA, USA; Wroclaw, Poland). You will become a core part of the Oil & Gas Practice team supporting global knowledge committee, and collaborating closely with our Senior Practice manager on effective knowledge as well as our Reach & Relevance manager on bringing the best of our knowledge to external audiences. 

The global Oil & Gas Practice serves the leading institutions in the global Oil and Gas industry; we serve clients in all aspects of the industry, from upstream activities such as exploration, drilling production and services, through transportation, refining, commercial and retail marketing. The Practice is concentrated in several hubs (London, Houston, Calgary, Amsterdam, Middle East, Southeast Asia), but has maintains close ties to dozens more in support of the global scope of our clients' operations.  We offer clients a unique combination of strategic, operational, and organizational advisory services, and we work closely with our clients to ensure the growth of their long-term internal capabilities.

 

Qualifications:

  • Academic credentials including strong undergraduate degree and demonstrable intellectual curiosity through professional progression or training
  • Familiarity with the energy sector or Oil & Gas industry a bonus
  • Outstanding written and oral English communication skills required
  • Advanced Excel and MS office skills is essential
  • Demonstrated record of impact with at least three years of professional experience, likely in professional services, academia, or external relations
  • Proven problem-solving skills - highly analytical, accustomed to working on complex, sensitive, time-critical issues, quickly getting up to speed on unfamiliar topics
  • Strong personal presence and credibility; able to work across all levels of seniority in a cross-cultural environment
  • Highly collaborative attitude and aptitude for working as part of a global team
  • Self-motivated, with an appetite for working entrepreneurially and a track record as self-starter
  • Highly collaborative attitude and aptitude for working as part of a global team

 

What you'll do: You will work with our Oil & Gas knowledge leaders to ensure world-class knowledge development and global client impact. 

You will work directly with the global knowledge committee (comprised of service line leadership and global leadership) to support knowledge strategy and our priority knowledge agenda.  You will focus on supporting our global standards in knowledge operations (documentation, codification, and dissemination) that will evolve over time.  There will be opportunity to drive impact in various facets of Practice knowledge, such as operationalizing or innovating new knowledge capture or dissemination approaches.

You will be also a steward of our knowledge resources to ensure consistent delivery to client service teams across the firm. You will support the quality and relevancy of our knowledge base and play a key role in updating materials on an ongoing basis with our service line leadership, experts and research team. There is room for growth and progression into a "first alert" responsibility for practice knowledge and proposal support.  Finally, you'll be a peer counselor to partners, service line leaders, global practice managers, and related operations peers. 

In knowledge building and dissemination, you will support the knowledge manager in driving our priority knowledge agenda, as a facilitator and project manager; you'll also support our external articles development. You'll also have the opportunity to develop and effectively work with a strong network across many units and functions within the firm for best practice exchange and collaboration, and be aware of internal communication channels that are most effective for sharing our work.

Finally, you will run knowledge management processes, for example ensuring regular dialogues; supporting the delivery of quarterly reports and statistics on our knowledge progress, as well as occasional materials appropriate for internal practice meetings.

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Assistant, Associate, Full Professor - Open Field, University of Washington Information School, Seattle, WA

The University of Washington Information School is hiring for an Assistant, Associate, Full Professor - Open Field faculty position: http://apply.interfolio.com/52594

Preference will be given to applications submitted by December 1, 2018

Description

The University of Washington Information School seeks a truly outstanding scholar to broaden and deepen our research and scholarship in any area relevant to the information fields. We seek a creative, collaborative, and forward-thinking individual, who demonstrates excellence in research and education, to join our faculty in forging the future of the information fields. The individual should be excited by, able to thrive in, and eager to contribute to our diverse, intellectually stimulating, multi-disciplinary environment that respects a wide variety of research traditions and methods, and is open to new areas and methods. The School encourages applications from candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education. The Information School believes that the catalyzing power of diversity enriches everyone by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and to engage with the world, by identifying challenges, and by discovering, defining and delivering solutions.

The successful candidate will join a broad-based, inclusive Information School that offers multiple degree programs and is committed to the values of leadership, innovation, and diversity. Candidates should show a commitment to bridging research and practice.  Faculty members in the Information School teach across programs, and University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.

The University of Washington is a vibrant crucible of inclusive research and community outreach, situated between the Puget Sound and Lake Washington, in the city of Seattle, on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples. Seattle is a rapidly growing, dynamic, and diverse metropolitan area.

The UW Information School is dedicated to hiring faculty that will enhance diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their research, teaching, and service. As information systems and institutions serve increasingly diverse and global constituencies, it is vital to understand the ways in which differences in gender, class, race, ethnicity, religious affiliation, national and cultural boundaries, national origin, worldview, intellectual origin, and other identities can both divide us and offer us better ways of thinking and working. The Information School faculty are committed to preparing professionals who work in an increasingly diverse and global society by promoting equity and justice for all individuals, actively working to eliminate barriers and obstacles created by institutional discrimination.

The position is a full-time 9-month appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Full Professor. Rank and tenure status is commensurate with experience and qualifications. This position is expected to start in September 2019.

Applicants may find further information about the Information School at ischool.uw.edu.

 

Qualifications

Applicants must have a PhD, JD, EdD, or foreign equivalent by date of appointment.

 

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Preference will be given to applications submitted by December 1, 2018. Selected candidates will be invited for campus visits.

Application packages should include: CV, a letter of intent that indicates how the candidate's background complements and extends the iSchool's mission, teaching statement, research statement, and two sample publications, or scholarly works, diversity statement*, and names and contact information for three references. Short listed candidates will be contacted for letters of reference. Please contact Dr. Carole Palmer, Chair, Open Search Committee, with questions (iApply@uw.edu).

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ALA Student Staffer, American Library Association Conference, Washington, DC

What Is It?

Each year every ALA student chapter is encouraged to nominate one and only one student to participate in the Student-to-Staff Program (S2S), established in 1973, and coordinated by the Chapter Relations Office with support from Conference Services.

The Student-to-Staff Program (S2S) provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for 40 students engaged in ALA Student Chapters both the opportunity to work behind-the-scenes with ALA staff at each ALA Annual Conference and to attend meetings, programs, and other Annual Conference events in their spare time.

Calls for nomination are sent to the Student Chapter business e-list. Faculty advisors are asked not to send nominations before receiving the call for nomination or through regular e-mail. Instead, faculty advisors will be asked to complete a nomination survey. The link to that survey will be included in the November invitation.

Here is more information from the ALA: http://www.ala.org/groups/affiliates/chapters/student/resources/studenttostaffprogram.

 

To qualify for the ALA student-to-staff program:

  • Each student must be a student chapter member;
  • Each student must be a current ALA member and remain an ALA member through the ALA Annual Conference that he or she is nominated to participate in;
  • Each student accepted cannot have previously participated in the program;
  • Yes, students are eligible if they graduate in May immediately before the conference.

The deadline for all email submissions will be Friday, October 12 before 5:00pm Eastern.

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Evening Librarian, Instruction & Information Literacy Librarian, Bunker Hill Community College, Boston, MA

Bunker Hill Community College is the largest community college in Massachusetts, serving more than 14,000 students each semester across all modes of instruction. Ranked among the 25 fastest growing public two-year colleges in the United States, BHCC is a multi-campus institution with vibrant, urban campuses in Boston, MA, in nearby Chelsea, MA, and at three satellite locations within the Greater Boston area. BHCC is part of the Massachusetts public higher education system, which includes 15 community colleges.

BHCC offers 103 certificate and degree programs that prepare students to enter four-year institutions or to enter the workforce prepared for better and more highly skilled jobs. Sixty-seven percent of students are people of color and more than fifty percent are women.

  

Category:

Professional Staff        

Department:

Library & Learning Commons

Locations:

Boston, MA

Posted:

Oct 02, '18

Type:

Full-time

Ref. No.:

UNP

    

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About Bunker Hill Community College:

Bunker Hill Community College is the largest community college in Massachusetts, serving more than 14,000 students each semester across all modes of instruction. Ranked among the 25 fastest growing public two-year colleges in the United States, BHCC is a multi-campus institution with vibrant, urban campuses in Boston, MA, in nearby Chelsea, MA, and at three satellite locations within the Greater Boston area. BHCC is part of the Massachusetts public higher education system, which includes 15 community colleges.

BHCC offers 103 certificate and degree programs that prepare students to enter four-year institutions or to enter the workforce prepared for better and more highly skilled jobs. Sixty-seven percent of students are people of color and more than fifty percent are women.

Bunker Hill Community College BHCC is nationally recognized as a Leader College by Achieving the Dream and is one of four colleges awarded the National Gates Foundation Achieving the Dream Catalyst grant.

COLLEGE GOALS:

BHCC is a progressive institution guided by five goals: to Foster Student Success, Strengthen Career, Transfer and Workforce Readiness, Advance Diversity, Inclusion and Equity and Develop the College's Infrastructure. The College is committed to a learning community teaching/learning environment and, as an Achieving the Dream institution, is focused on data-driven student success.

Living in Boston:

Boston prides itself on being one of the most livable cities in America with twenty-one diverse neighborhoods offering exceptional medical facilities, vibrant neighborhood business districts, museums, galleries and an extensive network of parks and outdoor recreational areas. Unemployment consistently tracks lower than the national average and job growth in 2014 and 2015 were ahead of projections. Eighty-plus colleges and a quarter of a million college students in the area make Boston one of the country's "youngest major metropolis," according to Boston magazine. Suburbs outside of Boston offer affordable housing options with easy access to public transportation.


Job Description:

VALUES:  Service, Collaboration, Integrity, Creativity, Openness, Diversity, Stewardship, Respect

Bunker Hill Community College seeks a self-motivated, service oriented, full-time Evening Librarian to work as part of the Library Services team serving students, faculty, staff and community users. This position will provide professional information literacy instruction in the library and online. Hours: 2:00PM to 10:00PM, Monday through Thursday; 9:00AM to 5:00 PM on Fridays. Also, will work an occasional Saturday as part of a rotation schedule. This position will collaborate with others to create and maintain library displays as relates to cultural wealth and social justice events. The successful candidate must enjoy working with our diverse library users and library staff.

Library instruction is an important subset of information literacy. Our Librarian of Instruction and Information Literacy reflects the ideas and thoughts of the librarianship literature including:

Librarian/Faculty Collaborations: Librarians work with faculty:

  • Develop a research question or research assignment
  • Choose library resources such as databases for the research assignment or project
  • Collect and provide citation of scholarly articles
  • Evaluate ethical issues of use of information sources (i.e. plagiarism)

Information Literacy Instruction:

The Library Instruction and Information Literacy Librarian works with others to help students become information literate. The librarians' role includes:

  • Promote student knowledge creation.
  • Integrate library instruction across the College curriculum.
  • Enhance and promote customer service at all levels.
  • Expand and develop resources and services for diverse student populations.
  • Participate in open-educational resource initiatives in reducing educational costs.
  • Provide physical and virtual (i.e. Moodle) spaces that inspire learning, collaboration, sustainability, etc.
  • Create LibGuides, which are less in text, and more interactive features (search boxes, RSS, video, direct links etc.).

Librarian/Student:

Provides students with instruction such as Face-to-Face Instruction, Online Learning Modules; and online video conferencing:

  • Face-to-Face Instruction: In order to enhance student learning, librarians design face-to-face instruction sessions that are tailored to specific courses and research assignments. Faculty can contact their instruction librarian to schedule instruction in our computer-equipped instructional facilities, or they can request that librarians come to their classrooms. Teaching students (community college, adult learners) about information creation in the today's world for global learning

Librarian/Librarians: The Library Instruction and Information Literacy Librarian further collaborates with a team of librarians and staff who not only help students to learn how to navigate the Library's physical and virtual space but also collaborate with classroom/course faculty to foster students' information literacy competencies.

-Let the students know you as a librarian are there to help them further when and if they need it. Passion is the key!


Requirements:

  • ALA accredited MLS or MLIS degree, with a strong interest in patron service. BHCC students are diverse and the librarian hired will be expected to work with all types of learners at the point of need.
  • Experience with library technology including library management systems (e.g. iii, Evergreen, Moodle).
  • Proven ability to work with a diverse faculty, staff and student population

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ensure that every college library patron has access to information, materials and experiences necessary to engage in an increasingly diverse world.


Additional Information:

Salary Range: $54,956.00-$60,000.00 Actual Salary Will Be Commensurate With Education and Experience in Accordance with MCCC/MTA Collective Bargaining Agreement.  Full state Benefits.

Grade: 5, Unit-professional position

Review Date:  To Ensure Consideration Application Materials Must Be Received By October 18, 2018.

Apply online here

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Library Clerk/Substitute, Children's Room, Wayland Public Library, Wayland, MA

Part-Time: At least one Saturday per month and possibly one Sunday per month; and an undetermined number of substitute hours

Grade: Non-union hourly library clerk

Wages: $16.37 - $21.37 per hour, no benefits

 

Description of Position

Part-time position working in the Children's Department of a busy, medium-sized public library which prides itself on superior customer service. Additional hours substituting for day, evening, and weekend shifts as needed by the library. Performs various tasks relating to the circulation of children's materials, including but not limited to checking books in and out, collecting fines, answering patron queries, assigning new library cards to patrons, and other duties as necessary. May be assigned responsibilities related to the opening and closing of the library facility.

Minimum Entrance Requirements: 

Bachelor's degree required. Experience working with children and working knowledge of children's literature. Experience in a circulation department and/or a children's room of a public library preferred. Familiarity with Sierra software strongly preferred. The successful candidate will possess a demonstrated ability to interact with children and adults with patience and discretion, as well as excellent organizational talents and attention to detail.  Good written and oral communication skills are essential, as is the capacity to work efficiently and energetically. Familiarity with Microsoft Office a plus. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, associates and the general public. Ability to work both independently and as a team member. Willingness to learn new skills. Tact, diplomacy, and flexibility in schedule.

 

Physical Requirements:

Must be physically capable of shelving books: ability to lift, bend, kneel, stoop, and be able to push a book cart weighing up to 50 pounds. Ability to operate a keyboard at efficient speed and sit at a computer for long periods of time. Specific vision requirements include close vision and the ability to adjust focus

 

Apply Via Email or US Post Office To:

Pam McCuen, Head of Youth Services

Wayland Public Library

5 Concord Road

Wayland, MA  01778

pmccuen@minlib.net.

No phone calls, please.

Position open until filled 

The Town of Wayland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Call for Chapter Proposals: Underserved Patrons in University Libraries: Assisting Students Facing Trauma, Abuse, and Discrimination

We are seeking chapter proposals for a new volume, Underserved Patrons in University Libraries: Assisting Students Facing Trauma, Abuse, and Discrimination, edited by Julia Skinner and Melissa Gross and published by Libraries Unlimited.

We are seeking proposals from professionals across the field of librarianship, broadly defined. This includes professional librarians as well as graduate students, faculty, and paraprofessionals. 

We are particularly interested in chapters that consider the intersection of theory and praxis, and which offer actionable advice to improve programs and services. 
While case studies of individual programs will be considered, these should be contextualized within the larger discourse of the field (e.g. what gaps in service was this filling? How is this instance different from other offerings at other institutions? How does it relate to the literature, and how does sharing this case move the literature beyond where it is now?) 

In all cases, our role as providers of information and resources, and creators of valuable programming is emphasized: We do not seek to situate library professionals in other professional contexts (such as counseling) that require duties they may not be qualified to perform. Subjects to cover include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assisting students attending school after a period of incarceration
  • Providing information services to sexual assault and abuse survivors
  • Providing information services to survivors of domestic violence
  • Information work with immigrants and refugees
  • Information services for students with mental illness
  • Information assistance for non-English speakers
  • Working with students attending school while facing financial difficulties and/or homelessness
  • Addressing the information needs of dual-enrolled high school students
  • Serving international students in the academic library
  • Serving older adult students in the academic library
  • Offering meaningful library services to queer and trans* communities
  • Working with patrons facing racial discrimination
  • Stigma and the differently abled community on campus
  • The importance of visibility and representation for underserved and marginalized communities in library programming, staffing, and collections
  • Cultural competency: Information services for multicultural students
  • Neurodiversity: Serving students on the spectrum
  • Assisting patrons with HIV/AIDS and other stigmatizing illnesses
  • When religious identification is a concern for students seeking information
  • Critical illness
  • First generation college students
  • Serving student veterans


To submit a proposal:
Chapter proposals of roughly 250-500 words are due by January 15, 2019 and should address the chapter's approach and structure, and how the chapter expands upon existing literature. Please also include a brief bio for each author.

Send completed proposals to JuliaCSkinner@gmail.com and mgross@fsu.edu 

Authors will be notified of editor decisions by March 1st, 2019, and chapters will be due to the editors on November 1st, 2019. 

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Call for Program Proposals: ARCHIVES*RECORDS 2019

The 2019 Joint Annual Meeting of the Council of State Archivists (CoSA) and the Society of American Archivists (SAA)--ARCHIVES*RECORDS 2019: TRANSFORMATIVE!--will take place July 29 - August 3 at the JW Marriott in downtown Austin.

The 2019 Program Committee seeks session proposals that address how the archives, records, and information management community is working across, between, and through boundaries to navigate archives and the ever-evolving societies in which we live and engage. Through this call for proposals and the sessions that it generates, we hope to create a transformative joint conference!

Read the full Call here.

Submission Form Now Available.

Proposals are due by November 16, 2018.

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Resource Sharing Specialist, Access Services, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

Title: Temporary Access Services Resource Sharing Specialist (90 days)

Schedule/Hours: Monday - Friday 1 pm to 5 pm (20 hrs/wk)

Pay rate: $15/hr

  • Process resource sharing requests placed by Harvard patrons to be loaned or scanned from lending libraries.
  • Explains resource sharing policies to patrons.
  • Uses various electronic or manual methods to verify citations and locate difficult items.
  • Interprets resource sharing borrowing policies and procedures.
  • Backs-up lending workflows as needed.
  • Backs-up processing of materials for Harvard patrons as needed.
  • Serves as resource sharing borrowing customer service contact, including telephone communication and all other forms of correspondence.
  • Creates, updates, and maintains borrowing requests in resource sharing software (ILLiad) .
  • Creates and updates library records in the circulation subsystem (currently Aleph). Charges and renews materials in Aleph.

 

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School degree required.
  • Understanding of resource sharing practices and procedures.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents and bibliographic data.
  • Ability to write routine correspondence.
  • Computer literacy and keyboarding proficiency required.
  • Working knowledge of Windows environment required.
  • Working knowledge of HOLLIS, OCLC, online catalogs, bibliographic databases and resource sharing software and associated tools.

 

How to Apply

To apply, send your cover letter and resume to jclarke@fas.harvard.edu

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Education & Interpretation Intern, Plimoth Plantation, Plymouth, MA

Native American Studies Interns gain broad hands-on experience with research, education, and interpretive best practices by participating in diverse projects across the Museum. Native American Studies Interns report to the Director of Wampanoag and Algonkin Performance, Research and Interpretive Training.

For complete description and application instructions, visit www.plimoth.org/internships.

Deadline to apply is November 1, 2018.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
SALARY RANGE: $3800 stipend

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Director, Warner Historical Society, Warner, NH

The Warner (NH) Historical Society seeks candidates for Executive Director to lead the organization into its second half century. This 20 hours/week position at $21.15/hour requires a passion for local history, effective communication skills to inspire an energetic corps of volunteers, and the ability to support a well established and ambitious annual calendar of exhibits, events and activities.

Candidates should have experience with an active working Board of Directors, overseeing both short and long-range planning, budgeting, volunteer supervision, program evaluation, and demonstrated success in fundraising. Strong writing and presentation skills along with social media use are a must. We seek a self-starter with a BA in Museum Studies or Non Profit Management or with comparable experience.

A complete position description may be found at www.warnerhistorical.org.

Please send a letter of interest with resume by October 26 addressed to: Selection Committee at info@warnerhistorical.org or Warner Historical Society, PO Box 189, Warner, NH 03278.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
SALARY RANGE: 22,000

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Director, National Music Museum, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD

The National Music Museum (NMM), University of South Dakota (USD), seeks a dynamic Director to lead a world-renowned museum at a key moment of renovation and expansion. New Director will launch a 16,000 sf addition, to open 2021, and work with staff and stakeholders to re-envision exhibitions, augment programs and audience engagement. With 15,000+ instruments, NMM is internationally known to specialists and scholars as the world's premier collection of rare and historic American, European and non-Western musical instruments. USD has approved plans for a major museum addition designed by Boston's Schwartz/Silver Architects. Construction funding of $9.2M has been raised, and the museum's active, generous board is committing to an additional campaign for installation of exhibits, programming and endowment, and is willing to fundraise.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide leadership and fundraising support for current capital project, future endowments, and annual operations; provide administrative and academic leadership for Museum, working collaboratively with Board, staff and College of Fine Arts to serve USD and continue to develop the Museum as a world leader in outreach, research, education, and preservation of the history of musical instruments; oversee exhibitions, programs, and reaching new audiences; oversee M.A. degree program in History of Musical Instruments.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required: Advanced degree in musicology, museum studies, arts administration or comparable field.

Preferred: 3 years' experience in museum, music, or nonprofit administration; fundraising experience; communication skills; interest in music, music history and/or historical musical instruments. Details/how to apply at: www.museum-search.com/open-searches.

All applications to https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu, preferred by 10/31/2018.

Inquiries/nominations welcome at SearchandRef@museum-search.com. EOE.

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Executive Director, Oysterponds Historical Society, Orient, NY

The Oysterponds Historical Society (OHS), is looking for an Executive Director (ED) to write the next chapter in our 75 year history. Located in bucolic Orient, NY at the tip of Long Island's North Fork, OHS has a remarkable collection of documents, art and historical objects housed in seven historic buildings on our verdant campus. OHS serves as the cultural hub of our dynamic local community, which includes long-time residents with roots going back generations as well as more recent arrivals, and part-time and summer residents. With dedicated staff and committed volunteers, a fully engaged Board of Directors, and a broad base of donor support, this is an opportune moment for the right person to build on our stable financial position and growing momentum.

We are looking for a new leader to shape strategy, deliver our exhibitions, programs, and events to the public with a high level of excellence and oversee our general and fiscal management. The ED will also be the primary face to the community and our chief fundraiser and marketer. We are looking for an individual who has strong experience in management, a passion for history, enthusiasm for fundraising, and embraces innovation and collaboration.

The full job description is locatedon our website at ohsny.org.

Please submit your cover letter and resume to EDSearch@ohsny.org.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

 

 

 

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X-files Assistant, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

Harvard University

Job Description

 

X-files Assistant

Part-Time, Limited Term Employee

 

Summary: Assist with the Harvard Peabody Museum's review of its extensive accession files (X-Files) and modification of digital copies.

 

Typical duties:

  • Review museum accession files (X-files), dating from 1867-present, to identify and potentially restrict or remove materials in specific categories.
  • Under the guidance of Registration and Museum Stewards, edit existing digitized X-Files, and create edited versions as needed. 
  • Scan paper accession records (X-files) to digital formats and process the files into the museum's collections database.
  • Become familiar with Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and flag potential areas of concern.
  • Update availability status of digital copies in TMS. 
  • Work closely with Associate Registrar for Acquisitions and Collections Stewards. 
  • Perform other duties as required.

 

Requirements:

Basic Requirements: Minimum B.A. required. Archival experience and/or training and experience working within a museum setting beneficial.

Attention to detail and interest in working with museum records.

Ability to work independently.

Skills & Experience: Proficiency in Adobe Acrobat. Experience working in museum databases, TMS preferred.

 

Supervisor: Amy Wolff Cay, Associate Registrar for Acquisitions

 

Details:                        Part-time: 14-16 hours per week

                                    Two days a week, chosen in advance by supervisor and candidate

                                    Hours must be between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday

 

Application: Please email cover letter and resume to Amy Wolff Cay at awcay@fas.harvard.edu by October 27, 2018.

 

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Processing Archivist, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN

The UTC Library invites applications from motivated, detail-oriented, and user-focused applicants for its Processing Archivist position. The successful candidate will be responsible for processing and describing archival and manuscript material and providing on-site and remote reference services in Special Collections.
Follow the link provided below to view the position description and to apply online.

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Archivist, Information & Archival Services, The Winthrop Group, New York City, NY

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Winthrop Group's Information & Archival Services Division is seeking an archivist for a position in New York City. This full-time Archivist position offers an opportunity to participate in the work and ongoing development of the archives and heritage-related functions of one of Winthrop's corporate clients.

 

RESPONSIILITIES

As part of the Heritage Services team, the Archivist will:

  • accession and process records that are utilized primarily for purposes related to the company's information, outreach, and heritage development;
  • catalog records, capture metadata, and create descriptive  finding aids for the archival records;
  • support the development, acquisition, and accessibility of digital records by
    • organizing and preparing selected archival materials for offsite digitization
    • coordinating with the vendor during the digitization process
    • ingesting and performing quality control reviews of digitized material;
    • conduct image clearance reviews for various uses by
      • identifying and reviewing images for and/or with client(s)
      • gathering information concerning requested images
      • submitting images to Intellectual Property legal team and conferring as necessary during review;
      • provide as needed archival reference service for Heritage Center clients;
      • write occasional posts for client's intranet and assist with exhibits and special projects
      • collaborate with other members of the Archives staff to apply professional methods and practices that will ensure the goals and objectives of Winthrop's client are accomplished in an accurate, efficient, and useful way.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • MA or MLIS with a minimum of two years experience in appraisal, processing and cataloging analog and digital records
  • Knowledge of archival theory, methodology, and practice
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Strong writing and editing skills preferred
  • Experience in a business or institutional setting
  • Orientation toward learning and applying new technologies for storing and managing digital objects
  • Familiarity with basic preservation techniques
  • Proven ability to work cooperatively with team colleagues and various clients
  • Effective communication and problem-solving skills
  • Experience providing reference service helpful
  • Overall knowledge of American and international history and/or business history useful.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

 The Archivist will work on client premises in New York City. No travel is anticipated.

 

TO APPLY 

E-mail a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and names, titles, and contact information for three references to:

Sam Markham

Associate Director & Lead Archivist

The Winthrop Group, Inc.

smarkham@winthropgroup.com

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Head of Cataloging & Acquisitions Department and Electronic Resources Librarian, Milner Library, Illinois State University, Normal, IL

Head of Cataloging & Acquisitions Department and Electronic Resources Librarian, Milner Library

 

Illinois State University's Milner Library seeks an innovative, forward-thinking, and collaborative librarian for a 12-month, tenure-track faculty position responsible for managing the Cataloging and Acquisitions Department and the Library's electronic resources. Appointment will be at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank.

 

To ensure full consideration, please apply by November 1, 2018. For a complete description and to apply, see

https://www.jobs.ilstu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=75924

 

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 

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Digital Preservation Librarian, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

All Job Postings will close at 12:01a.m. on the specified Posting End Date (if designated).

Job Posting Title:

Digital Preservation Librarian

   

Position Type:

Faculty

   

Department:

LSUAM Lib - Technology Initiatives (Gina Raye Costello (00011711))

   

Work Location:

LSU - Baton Rouge

   

Pay Grade:

Academic

  

The Digital Preservation Librarian will be forward-thinking, capable of conveying technical issues to diverse constituencies, enjoy working in a collaborative team environment, and be experienced with varied digital preservation services/systems. S/he provides expertise and coordinates efforts to develop and maintain a digital preservation program safeguarding LSU Libraries' digital assets, both born digital and converted. S/he will interface with departments including Library IT, the digitization lab, digital scholarship lab, special collections, university archives and oral history to establish and maintain policies, procedures and documentation related to digital preservation.

Job duties include:

35%: Manage digital conversation/digital forensics operations for preserving content on legacy media and unique formats. Administer digital preservation systems that integrate with other library digital platforms. Interface with departments across the library to manage digital content for long-term preservation.

25%: Administer digital preservation initiatives and policies for the Louisiana Digital Library (LDL), the institutional repository, and other library-managed systems, including software-specific solutions and third-party options. 

10% Stay current with developments in digital preservation. Make recommendations and contribute to the planning and processes of the Digital Programs and Services department.

15% Provide training to Libraries staff and other stakeholders on best practices, use of tools, systems, standards, and processes related to digital preservation. Serve as resident expert in preservation standards, procedures and tools, and bring expertise to bare in the planning and implementation of a wide variety of software application development and project design. 

15%: Works to meet tenure and promotion requirements.

Minimum Qualifications:

Masters degree (MLIS) from an ALA-accredited library school or other relevant degree.

1 year experience in digital preservation services; or advanced coursework in topic.

Familiarity with digital preservation theory, practice, industry standards, and technologies. 

Preferred Qualifications:

Master's degree or higher in a relevant field

Involvement in professional association or discipline; Familiarity with digital preservation software, such as Archivematica; Familiarity with digital library software, especially Islandora and Fedora.  

   

Additional Job Description:

Special Instructions:

Please provide three professional references including name, title, phone number and e-mail address.

A copy of your transcript(s) may be attached to your application (if available). However, original transcripts are required prior to hire.

Please attach cover letter and resume/CV.

   

Posting Date:

October 3, 2018

   

Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified):

  

Additional Position Information:

Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!

   

Essential Position (Y/N):

No

   

EEO Statement:

LSU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity / equal access employer.

   

HCM Contact Information:

Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed HR@lsu.edu

To apply, click here.

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Assessment Intern, Loyola Notre Dame Library, Baltimore, MD

Internship Description

The Loyola Notre Dame Library (Baltimore, MD) will offer a current MLS student an opportunity to gain experience in assessment and data visualization as well as an understanding of the work at a mediumsized academic library. The Intern will complete 120 hours. The Intern will report to the Copyright and Special Projects Librarian. The internship may be completed remotely. 

Responsibilities

  • Space Survey Design and Data Analysis (80 hours)
  • Collaborate with librarians to examine the library's current space survey
  • Assist with determining metrics to analyze in data collected since 2015
  • Format data for use in Tableau
  • Data Visualization (40 hours)
  • Learn the basics of using Tableau
  • Use Tableau to provide data visualization of changes in space usage over time

 

Requirements

  • Current MLS student
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Interest in learning about assessment and data visualization practices at a medium-sized academic library
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Previous or concurrent course work in assessment, data visualization, research methods, or statistics preferred but not required
  • Experience with Tableau preferred but not required

About the Library The Loyola

  • Notre Dame Library, located in a residential area of northern Baltimore City, serves two universities: Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. 

Loyola University Maryland, a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, is recognized for excellence in teaching and learning while Notre Dame of Maryland University is a leader in the education of women and non-traditional students. The Library serves a total population of 7,448 FTE that includes 5,540 FTE at Loyola and 1,908 FTE at Notre Dame. 

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

Application Procedures: Review of applications will begin immediately. Please email application materials to Lorena Dion at ldion@loyola.edu. Please attach a cover letter, current resume and names and contact information of 3 references. For more information about the practicum opportunity please contact Danielle Whren Johnson, dwhren@loyola.edu. 

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Librarian, Literature Section, Library of Congress, Washington, DC

The Literature Section at the Library of Congress seeks a cataloger with strong cataloging and classification skills primarily for material in one or more of the following subject areas: Literature, Linguistics, Mass Media and related areas (e.g., Journalism, Motion Pictures, Theater) and/or Classics. This position requires the ability to communicate in one or more of the following languages; German, Spanish, Italian or French.

  • Opening Date: September 12, 2018
  • Closing Date: October 12, 2018
  • OPM Control Number: 510663200
  • Vacancy Number: VAR000571
  • LC Organization Unit: Library Services
  • Grade: GS-09
  • Series: 1410
  • Minimum Salary: $56,233.00
  • Maximum Salary: $73,105.00
  • Availability: Open to All

https://www.loc.gov/item/careers/librarian-vacancy-var000571/

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Call for Proposals: ALISE Book Series

The ALISE Book Series editors welcome proposals from the international LIS community. The book series is published by Rowman & Littlefield and addresses issues critical to Library and Information Science education and research through the publication of epistemologically grounded scholarly texts which are inclusive of regional and national contexts around the world.  

Series Editors

 

Call for Proposals

Before submitting your proposal for the series, please review the guidelines.

 

Proposals relating to education and/or research in the following broad areas, inter alia, are welcome:

  • Education of library and information professionals
  • Socio-cultural or international perspectives in library and information services
  • Information and communication technologies
  • Cultural heritage preservation and promotion
  • Data and knowledge management
  • Data science
  • Human-computer interaction and design
  • Information organization and retrieval
  • Information services and practices
  • Scholarly communication in the digital era  

 

Please contact the editors if you have any questions about the series. 

 

About ALISE

The Association for Library and Information Science Education is a non-profit organization that serves as the intellectual home of faculty, staff, and students in Library and Information Science and allied disciplines. It promotes innovation and excellence internationally through leadership, collaboration, advocacy, and dissemination of scholarship.

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Supervisory Librarian, Knowledge Services, Congressional Research Service, Washington, DC

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks a Supervisory Librarian for its Knowledge Services Group (KSG). The selectee will supervise a team of digital and knowledge services librarians engaged in information and knowledge management activities. The supervisory librarian collaborates with stakeholders in CRS to identify opportunities and requirements for managing information and/or knowledge, develops and manages projects, and resolves issues.

The Supervisory Librarian will work with information professionals, analysts, attorneys, and information technology staff to investigate and recommend methodologies, tools and services to solve highly complex program issues or problems and to facilitate the use of relevant data, information and knowledge in research and analysis.  Review potential options and recommend innovative solutions to provide information services to internal and congressional clients. Create and coordinate activities that involve highly complex problems and/or special requirements to develop, integrate, and organize content to meet user requirements. Lead the integration of new features and technologies into websites and portals. In addition, evaluate results and documents best practices, applying standard and emerging practices of librarianship and other fields and disciplines as they relate to information and knowledge management.

Candidates with experience and knowledge of current and emerging practices or librarianship or other fields and disciplines related to information and knowledge management are encouraged to apply.    

CRS is fully committed to workforce diversity. Interested applicants must apply online https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/512722700.

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Genealogist, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA

Genealogist

The New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) seeks a service-oriented individual with genealogical research experience for the full-time, on-site position of Genealogist. The successful applicant will join an experienced team providing reference assistance and instruction to library patrons at beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels of genealogical and historical research. Genealogists prepare and deliver educational content in a variety of forms, including print publications, in-person lectures and conference presentations, webinars, and online courses and subject guides. NEHGS is looking for a Genealogist who will be committed to excellence and will help the team achieve its goal of delivering professional, knowledgeable, helpful, and courteous service to NEHGS members and the public.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides reference assistance in person, by phone, and electronically to patrons with a wide variety of research interests and experience.
  • Gives scheduled one-on-one consultations to assist patrons with their research.
  • Prepares and delivers presentations for groups at the library and beyond.
  • Participates in the development of online reference and educational content, including webinars and online courses.
  • Keeps current with developments in the field of genealogy.
  • Creates research guides in relevant subject areas.
  • Provides written contributions to NEHGS publications.
  • Represents NEHGS at conferences and on research tours.
  • Work schedule is Tuesday through Saturday, onsite at our location in Boston.

Qualifications

  • Strong knowledge of genealogical research methodology, standards, and sources (both print and online), and ability to instruct library patrons in how to apply and use them.
  • Expertise in two or more subject areas of genealogy.
  • Minimum of two to three years of experience providing reference, research, or customer service.
  • Experience with or interest in online reference delivery and current and emerging technologies, including social media tools and chat software, and their applications for patron services.
  • Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, and strong public-speaking ability.
  • Professional, dependable, flexible, and constructive work ethic.
  • Evidence of interest in professional and scholarly activities.
  • Working knowledge of one or more non-English languages is a plus.

How To Apply:

Please send resume, sample of genealogical research, and compelling cover letter to: 
Michelle Major, Director of Human Resources 
mmajor@nehgs.org

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Metadata and Digital Projects Librarian, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA

Metadata Librarian

The New England Historic Genealogical Society seeks a Metadata Librarian to join the Library Collection Services Team. This position is a great opportunity for an early-mid career cataloger with an interest in original cataloging, digital collections, and technology and its application in a library setting. The Metadata Librarian will participate in the work of the Department, which carries out the acquisition, cataloging, and maintenance of the library's published print and digital collections and makes these resources accessible and discoverable.  This position will be primarily responsible for creating, maintaining, and enriching metadata for the NEHGS print and digital collections, and coordinating the addition of digitized books to the Society's Digital Collections site.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participate in original and copy cataloging of library materials in all formats using MARC, OCLC, LCSH, and RDA in accordance with national standards.
  • Working closely with the Curator of Digital Collections, manage the Library's contributions to the American Ancestors Digital Collections by overseeing scanning, metadata creation, and loading of digitized books, including born-digital e-book content. 
  • Assist in managing the integrated library system (Innovative Interfaces) and participate in maintenance and ongoing improvements to III WebPAC online catalog.
  • Supervise and train volunteers and interns working on tasks related to cataloging and digitization of library materials.
  • Help develop strategies for managing digitized and born-digital content.
  • Keep current with developments in the fields of technical services, cataloging, technology, and genealogy.
  • Participate in Team wide projects and goals.

Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in library and/or information science from an ALA-accredited institution
  • 2 or more years of relevant library experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of cataloging, metadata, integrated library systems, web page creation and management, OCLC, and digital libraries
  • Working knowledge of MARC, AACR2, RDA, LCSH and metadata standards such as Dublin Core,  METS, or MODS
  • Superior problem-solving and organizational skills
  • Professional, dependable, flexible and constructive work ethic
  • Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, as well as comfort with public speaking
  • Interest or experience in the field of genealogy a plus
  • Experience in the design and maintenance of a website and experience with standard web programming languages such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Previous experience with CONTENTdm and/or Innovative Interfaces Millennium system is a plus.

To Apply:

Send resume and cover letter to Michelle Major (mmajor@nehgs.org), Director of Human Resources, New England Historic Genealogical Society, by October 22, 2018.

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Collection Development Librarian, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

Collection Development Librarian, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

Library Assistant/Associate Professor

 

Description:

The University of Vermont Bailey/Howe Library seeks an innovative, collaborative and versatile professional for the position of Collection Development Librarian. One of the fundamental responsibilities of the Collection Development Librarian is to assess curricular needs across the university and support effective teaching and research with the most appropriate information resources. This position reports to the Director of Collection Management Services and works closely with subject liaisons at Bailey/Howe Library and selection librarians at Dana Medical Library and Special Collections/University Archives.

 

The successful candidate will have a firm grasp of current scholarly content available via electronic and print options while also focusing on discovery and access beyond ownership: open access initiatives, institutional repositories and data mining initiatives. Knowledge of the scholarly communication landscape and standard criteria for measuring resource use and impact is essential. This position requires the ability to work with campus partners to demonstrate the value of the library's collections to academic departments in an era of increasing demand for accountability. The Collection Development Librarian will join the University Libraries during an exciting period of transition to a new collections model that focuses on interdisciplinary research and incorporates the expertise of subject librarians and faculty.

 

Responsibilities:

Manages the selection, assessment and disposition of resources in all formats. Oversees user focused collections including patron driven and evidence based acquisitions. Performs collection analysis to determine effectiveness in meeting campus community needs.  Coordinates activities of the Collections Team to prioritize new resource requests and renewals.

 

Leads collection development activities including assessment, selection, and deselection of print, nonprint, electronic resources, and gifts in all subject areas. Manages the approval plan. Manages staffing resources in coordination with the E-Resources/Acquisitions Librarian. Collaborates with subject liaisons, faculty, academic departments and programs to ensure that UVM library collections are robust and discoverable. May serve as a liaison to subject areas, if assigned. Engages in scholarly activities and service to the library, the university and the library profession.

 

To Apply:

For further information about this position, refer to job posting #F1143PO or to apply on-line with a cover letter and curriculum vitae, please visit our website at: www.uvmjobs.com; telephone 802-656-3150. For best consideration, complete applications should be received no later than Friday, October 26, 2018.

 

The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law. The University encourages applications from all individuals who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution.

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Commons Technology Specialist, Providence College, Providence, RI

The Phillips Memorial Library at Providence College seeks applications for a Commons Technology Specialist.

 

This is a full-time (35-hour per week), Monday - Friday position, where the hours are 10:00 am - 6:00 pm.  The Commons Technology Specialist provides primary technology support, advanced user and systems support, and digital information content services to the Library + Commons, as well as to College faculty, students and staff. Will also serve as primary library liaison to IT and collaborate on all technology initiatives and coordinate the technology workflows in the library, including technical oversight of special projects and programs.

 

Essential duties:

  1. Provide ongoing technology and technical support of library systems, and hardware/software critical to the services and operations of the Library+Commons and maintain knowledge of existing and emerging hardware, software, and communications technologies across a variety of platforms. Coordinate reporting and resolution of day-to-day technology problems to IT; develop and deliver technical training through a variety of channels, develop and maintain training content and support documentation in a variety of formats, and contribute to training planning efforts in the Library+Commons and to the campus community. Maintain and assist in developing tools and applications to support, promote, access, and analyze library collections and operations. Assist with the integration of new technology solutions to ensure access to library collections and the integration of new technology solutions into existing library system; provide tactical and operational support of library systems that support key functions and services; incorporate new and constantly changing technologies into department workflows and serve on technology team within the Library+Commons. May serve as lead to other staff on the technology team.
  2. Actively participate in ongoing public services functional workflows within the department. Regularly assist library patrons in their needs concerning hardware, software, research, printing, processing, formatting, product creation, Web/e-mail communications, digitation, etc. especially from the public service desks. Provide advanced to expert-level problem solving help and advanced problem referrals to Research & Education and other specialized staff. Demonstrate facility to assists users with technology needs of varying complexities.
  3. Provide general research, education, and related user technology, and technical support in the Library+Commons and in collaboration with other campus service partners as assigned. Participate in cross-functional Library+Commons initiatives, and contribute to quantitative and qualitative assessment of services through data-gathering and analysis.

For more information, please visit:

https://careers.providence.edu/postings/3228

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The National Library of Medicine Associate Fellowship Program

The National Library of Medicine (NIH) Associate Fellowship Program will be accepting applications until January 25, 2019. The Program supports participants who are pursuing or have received a Master's degree in Library Science or Informatics to conduct research at universities, colleges, and U.S. government laboratories throughout the United States.

 

The Associate Fellowship financial support includes:

  • Annual stipend of $56,233
  • Additional funding to support purchase of group health insurance
  • Up to $1,500 in relocation support
  • Funding to support attendance at local and national conferences

 

Recent Master's graduates or Master's students who will soon complete their degrees are encouraged to apply. The fellowships offer a very competitive annual stipend and an annual travel allowance for the participant. We appreciate any assistance in helping us identify competitive candidates for this prestigious fellowship.

 

Please visit our website (https://orise.orau.gov/nih/) for details, and our opportunity (https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/NIH-NLM-2018-01 for details.

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Campaign and Program Assistant, Amesbury Carriage Museum, Amesbury, MA

The Amesbury Carriage Museum seeks a museum professional to fill a part-time position assisting with a capital campaign, program planning, and general museum operations.

The Campaign and Program Assistant supports two areas of museum operations - the capital campaign and program and event planning. The assistant will be responsible for maintaining records and confidential information, coordinating communications and events, and assisting in all areas of museum operations.

The Campaign and Program Assistant will work eight hours a week (schedule to be determined - ideally 2, four-hour mornings) - with some additional paid hours for meetings and events.

Salary is $18 per hour. There are no benefits for this position.

The complete job description is available at this link - https://www.amesburycarriagemuseum.com/job-openings 

To apply - please send a letter describing your interest and experience with history museum, your resume, and three references to jmayer@amesburycarriagemuseum.com.

Review of applications will begin 10/11 and continue until position is filled. No phone calls please.

The Amesbury Carriage Museum is a small start-up organization building a new museum facility focused on the history of industry and worklife in the Amesbury millyard. This is a great opportunity to contribute to the development of a community history project. For more information visit www.amesburycarriagemuseum.com

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
SALARY RANGE: $18 per hour

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Executive Director, Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA

Position announcement and information on how to apply are available here: http://artsconsulting.com/employment/society-of-arts-and-crafts-executive-director/

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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Project Manager, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Art Museums seeks a highly organized and dynamic temporary project assistant to help support a new workshop within the Division of European and American Art funded by the Getty Foundation. The Harvard Art Museums will host a three-day workshop for early and mid-career curators from around the world and is designed specifically to question and contextualize prints and drawings on a technical level. More information about the program can be found on the Harvard Art Museums website. The temporary project assistant will perform a variety of complex administrative/support duties, manage communication with internal and external stakeholders, and provide logistical oversight supporting activities and planning related to the workshop. Reporting to a three-member project team, the Program Assistant is the key point of contact for all workshop-related tasks.

Schedule:

The duration of this position is approximately 30 weeks, January 7 through July 26, 2019, as follows:

  • January 7 - January 18: Full-time, 35 hours per week
  • January 21 - May 31: Part-time, 17 hours per week
  • June 3 - July 26: Full-time, 35 hours per week Full-time hours are Monday-Friday, 9am to 5pm. Part-time hours can be flexible Monday-Friday between the hours of 9am and 5pm, with consistency in timing preferred.

Application Procedure: Please apply by November 1, 2018 by sending a resume and cover letter via email to am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
SALARY RANGE: $30/hr

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Intern, Canterbury Shaker Village, Canterbury, NH

Canterbury Shaker Village is offering several full-time, 10-week, internship opportunities with $1000 stipend and onsite housing for winter/spring 2018 (flexible start and end dates). Interns will gain work experience in a variety of museum operations including archival work, collections care, and exhibit design. 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 should 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 or 288 Shaker Road, Canterbury, NH 03224.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received; preferred deadline of December 15, 2018.

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Research Director, Center for Children's Books, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Research Director of the Center for Children's Books

School of Information Sciences

 

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, School of Information Sciences, invites nominations and applications for the position of Research Director of the Center for Children's Books. The School of Information Sciences at Illinois is an international leader in graduate education, and is home to world-class faculty, top-tier research, and a Master of Science in Library and Information Science program that is consistently ranked highly by U.S. News & World Report. Its mission is to lead the way in understanding the use of information in science, culture, society, commerce, and the diverse activities of our daily lives--and in doing so, change the world.

 

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University's commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu

 

The Center for Children's Books (CCB) at the School of Information Sciences supports critical inquiry, professional training, and educational outreach related to youth-focused literature, resources, and librarianship. The Center's mission is to facilitate the creation and dissemination of exemplary and progressive research and scholarship related to all aspects of children's and young adult literature; media and resources for young (age 0-18) audiences; youth experience and information use; and youth services librarianship. Formed in 1945 along with its affiliate unit, the journal The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, the Center has established an important role in the iSchool as the leader and supporter of youth-focused research, the host of scholar- and practitioner-focused events, and the home of a 16,000-volume special collection of youth literature.

 

The CCB seeks a Director with broad intellectual insights, top-tier scholarly credentials and accomplishments, and the leadership and managerial capacity to actualize a bold vision for its future. Reporting to the Associate Dean for Research, and in coordination with the faculty, the School Librarian Program coordinator, and the Editor of the Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, the Director will have responsibility for the strategic, programmatic, financial, fundraising, and management operations that support the mission and vision of the CCB and its role within the School of Information Sciences. Outstanding candidates will demonstrate strong commitment and experience in the education of youth and those who work with youth.

 

Candidates should hold a PhD in library and information science, children's literature, or a related discipline, and have a distinguished record of teaching, research, and service that would warrant a tenured appointment at the rank of associate professor or full professor in the School.

 

The Director will:

  • Define and execute a strategic vision for the future by articulating the distinctive needs and opportunities of the CCB;
  • Attract external funding from federal agencies, corporations, foundations, and interested donors to support the Center's mission and develop relevant partnerships; and,
  • Identify and realize emerging opportunities for new research, programs, and multidisciplinary initiatives that leverage the excellence of the Center and the breadth and strength of the School's interdisciplinary culture.

 

The next Director is expected to bring:

The intellectual leadership and curiosity to direct a robust research program;

  • An appreciation of the Center's history and its potential for the future;
  • An understanding of the connections between youth-focused research and professional practice;
  • An approach that sees youth as agents and creators in their own right and partners in research;
  • A boundary-crossing approach to youth experience that spans various disciplines, print and digital media, and physical and virtual spaces;
  • Outstanding communication skills and strong interpersonal skills;
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion;
  • A record of successful grant writing and/or fundraising;
  • An international-level reputation for scholarship and presentations in the field; and
  • Excellence in teaching.

 

Experience with the following is preferred:

  • Management of grant-funded projects;
  • Professional work with youth as a researcher and/or a practitioner;
  • Knowledge of and appreciation for diverse, historical, and contemporary children's literature;
  • Work with diverse communities;
  • Supervision of student and professional staff.

 

This is a full-time, 9-month appointment starting in the fall of 2019; salary will be commensurate with experience.

 

The iSchool's academic programs include the top-ranked Master of Science in Library and Information Science and one of the fastest growing programs at the University, the Master of Science in Information Management. In addition, the School offers a Doctor of Philosophy in Library and Information Science, the oldest program of its kind in the nation, an MS in Bioinformatics, a Certificate of Advanced Study, a Certificate of Advanced Study in Digital Libraries, and School Librarian Licensure Program. Plans for an undergraduate degree in information sciences are underway.

 

As a longstanding innovator in online education, the iSchool offers many programs for students who study from a distance. The total enrollment consists of more than 690 master's students and nearly 50 doctoral students--including 195 international students--who learn with enthusiasm and contribute to the dynamic intellectual life of the School.

 

For more information, please visit http://ischool.illinois.edu/.

 

The university strongly encourages applications from individuals traditionally underrepresented in academia. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, applications should be received by November 2, 2018. Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae, a letter of interest that addresses the candidate's vision for the CCB, as well as the applicant's motivation to apply, and a list of three professional references, including contact information. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered.

 

Interviews may be conducted before the closing date, although no hiring decisions will be made until after the search has closed. For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact Candy Edwards at cledward@illinois.edu.

 

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

 

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Library Administrator, MassBay Community College, Wellesley Hills, MA

Performs duties in connection with patron assistance, circulation, collection maintenance, and other basic library functions. Aids library users in locating and using materials; charge, renew and discharge library books and materials; and performs related work as required. Aids in the maintenance, preparation, distribution and lending of library books and other materials.


Key Responsibilities and Duties:

  •  Assists library users by responding to inquiries and providing information concerning library materials, library and college rules and procedures, and library facilities;
  • Provides general reference services; train and assist library patrons in the use of the online catalog, reference, book and periodical collections, and electronic resources;
  • Charge, renew and discharge library materials using manual, mechanized or automated systems to record the disposition of library materials; maintain records and statistics of circulation and other daily activities;
  • Conducts searches of materials to determine which are in print, on order or in stock before ordering; and updates various records, files, etc. to reflect such findings;
  • Verify proper location of books and other library materials by searching the library for misplaced items; by retrieving books as requested; and by placing books and other library materials in the proper locations to facilitate use and accountability of library materials;
  • Assist and instruct users in the operation of copiers, microfilm/microfiche reader printers, microcomputers and any additional equipment; performs routine maintenance on equipment;
  • Opens and/or closes the Library for patrons in a timely manner. Checks library equipment (copiers, computers, printers) for readiness and troubleshoots equipment problems (replacing toner, removing paper jams, etc.);
  • Perform bibliographic instruction;
  • Perform collection maintenance by shelving books and periodicals;
  • Perform bibliographic searches for faculty and for other purposes;
  • May provide support to library automation projects;
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

MLS or equivalent from an ALA accredited institution with previous experience in the utilization of library automated systems and electronic reference resources. Demonstrated written and presentation

Full/Part Time

Part Time

Education

MLS

Salary

$25.00 per hour

Closing Date

October 20, 2018

How to Apply

To Apply: Please complete our online application by clicking on link below. Include letter of interest, resume, and list of three professional references with their contact information. Finalist candidates must provide official transcripts/certifications.

https://massbay.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=99527

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Research Manager, Kensington International, Chicago/Oak Brook, IL

In the Executive Search practice, The Research Manager is a high level individual contributor role responsible for all research and knowledge management activities to support our retained executive and middle management search practices. This role works closely with the Partners, Search Consultants and Associates on each search engagement brought into the firm, to provide relevant information leading to the successful outcome of each search. In addition to working closely with the Kensington employees, this person will manage the firm's proprietary database. 

Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Execute research strategy over the course of an entire search, including management of the database and third party name generation. This also includes the identification of target companies and potential candidates through internet research tools, our proprietary database and other relevant means.
  • Where possible, attend client meetings with consultant to better understand parameters of each search.
  • Participate in engagement kickoff meetings, adding value related to client company, industry, location, vertical trade associations, and identification of potential target companies.
  • Creation of a written research strategy summary for each new search.
  • Generate appropriate list of companies within various sectors to target for candidate name generation on a search by search basis.
  • Play the lead role in candidate name and background generation along with function and / or company mapping for each search.
  • Review preliminary backgrounds to determine "fit" for each role/search and to set / validate research direction.
  • Manage, select, and engage external research/name generation firms for outside research as appropriate on individual projects.
  • Oversee the maintenance and use of both our internal database and all external company information databases.

Qualifications Required

  • Must be able to travel to our Oak Brook and/or Chicago offices 
  •  The successful candidate will ideally have some experience in a research associate, analyst, or market research position in an applicable industry.
  • The successful candidate will have strong business acumen and a thorough understanding of organizational structures including the meaning of different functions and position titles.
  • Experience identifying individuals and company information through various research channels.
  • An inquisitive nature; a "need to know," outgoing, extroverted and tenacious.
  • The ability to work independently and be trusted to complete tasks with minimal supervision, yet thrive within a team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple project assignments.
  • Aptitude for building successful relationships with senior executives within the firm.
  • Adaptable with the ability to learn firm systems and processes quickly.
  • Ability to synthesize and "repackage" information.
  • A Bachelor's degree.  
  • Excellent organizational, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient in MS Office products with experience in candidate database / applicant tracking and CRM management (i.e. FileFinder, Sales Force.com, Brass Ring, etc.).
  • A passion for the Executive Search business and a desire to career path into one or more roles within our firm

Position Compensation and Benefits

This position offers a competitive base salary, an attractive performance-based bonus opportunity and a comprehensive benefits package. The successful individual will be attracted to a culture that rewards production and at the same time, offers a collegial environment, marketing and sales tools and administrative support.

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Digital Archives Intern, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA

The New England Historic Genealogical Society seeks a detail-oriented and self-motivated individual to join R. Stanton Avery Special Collections in the position of Digital Archives Intern.

 

Reporting to the Curator of Digital Collections, the Digital Archives Intern will support ongoing projects to digitize, describe, and provide access to unique manuscripts from NEHGS Special Collections, such as diaries, letters, genealogies, family Bible records, and church records.

 

Hours and Stipend

This is a six-month, part-time internship. The intern will receive a monthly stipend of $700 (part-time, 2 days/week), paid on the 15th of the month. Start date is negotiable, with a preference for early November 2018.

Responsibilities

  • Prepare digital images and associated metadata for ingest into CONTENTdm-based repository
  • Digitize text- and image-based collections using best professional practices
  • Create, enhance, and migrate existing metadata from the library catalog, finding aids, and other systems into the digital repository
  • Perform quality control and quality assurance of existing images and metadata
  • Assist with developing and documenting new procedures

 

Required Qualifications

  • Enrollment in or recent graduation from an MLS program
  • Specialization or coursework in archives management, cultural heritage, or digital curation.
  • Familiarity with metadata standards relevant to digital collection management and access
  • Familiarity with scanning or digital photography
  • Familiarity with Photoshop or other image editing software
  • Proficiency with common Office applications (especially Excel and Word)
  • Aptitude for complex, analytical work with attention to detail.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Completion of 1 or more of the following classes: LIS 415 (Information Organization), LIS 438 (Introduction to Archival Methods and Services), LIS 462 (Digital Libraries), LIS 448 (Digital Stewardship), or equivalent coursework
  • Previous experience with Photoshop or other image editing software
  • Previous experience with CONTENTdm or other digital repository systems
  • Experience with or interest in genealogy

 

About the New England Historic Genealogical Society

The New England Historic Genealogical Society has been collecting information about families in America for over 165 years. Our 25,000 members access information through our library and website.

 

The NEHGS library, located at 99 Newbury Street in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood, is one of the nation's leading research centers for genealogists of every skill level.

 

Application Instructions

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Sally Benny at sbenny@nehgs.org. Preference will be given to applications received by October 15, 2018. 

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Library Web Systems Engineer (Contractor), Analog Devices, Wilmington, MA

Contract Library Web Systems Engineer, Analog Devices, Wilmington, MA

Term: Week of October 15 - December 5, 2018

 

The Technical & Marketing Information Services (TMIS) group provides Analog Devices' worldwide locations with online access to research and information resources in a fully digital environment. We are seeking a contactor to participate in the support of TMIS systems and services across a wide range of technologies and platforms.

 

The person who fills this contracted position will be focused on main projects that require:

  • Administrative knowledge of JIRA Service Desk
  • Knowledge of SharePoint and SharePoint Designer 2013 at a level of expertise that allows for enhancement, troubleshooting and maintenance.
  • Processing data loads using: MarcEdit, OpenRefine, FileZilla and Excel
  • Knowledge of PHP framework based forum applications, exampled: Simple Machines Forum and MySQL databases

 

Other areas of responsibility include:

  • Ability to troubleshoot and collaborate with remote users
  • Custom web development to enhance existing functionality and content on the TMIS web site (CMSMS)
  • System Administration on TMIS servers and related software as needed (Linux, RHEL 6)
  • Updating, customizing, and maintaining usage statistics & analytics tools (currently Matomo)
  • Creating and updating documentation of these systems as needed (OneNote, Confluence)
  • Acting as the primary liaison with the IT department and other systems stakeholders across ADI

 

Qualifications:

  • BSCS (or related degree) with 3-5 years progressive experience in web and system design and support or equivalent education and experience is required
  • Experience with both Linux and Windows environments is required
  • Web design, scripting skills, and software knowledge are essential, including HTML, XML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript, and other languages as needed.
  • Experience with OpenRefine, MARCEdit and FTP software required
  • Excellent oral and written English-language communication skills are required
  • Experience setting up library applications such as link resolvers, electronic resource management systems, and discovery services is strongly desired
  • Experience with SharePoint APIs and SharePoint Designer is desired
  • Experience with Atlassian tools (JIRA core, Confluence and JIRA Service Desk is desired)
  • Experience with MySQL Database desired

 

Interested candidates should send a resume and brief statement of their interest, qualifications, and availability to tmis@analog.com

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Interns, Lesbian Herstory Archives, New York City, NY

The Lesbian Herstory Archives (located in Park Slope, Brooklyn, NYC) is looking for graduate and undergraduate students with a demonstrated interest in Lesbian Studies, History and Activism. We have a number of exciting archival, library, data migration projects for the upcoming academic year well as planning museum exhibits, LHA At Home events and fundraising efforts

Please read the Requirements & Application Instructions very carefully.

 

What We're Offering

  • Interns will have the opportunity for practical application of archives and library skills.

  • Course credit and letters of recommendation will be provided upon request.

  • Interns will also receive the opportunity for workshops and classes outside of LHA

  • Interns will be supervised by professional librarians and other archives staff

 

Requirements

  • Interns must be available for a minimum of 10 hours per week.

  • Interns must have experience or skills related to data management, cataloging, archival processing, art handling , graphic design 

  • Intern must have basic administrative skills and ability to adapt quickly to new technology 

  • Intern must be skilled in the use of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and other spreadsheet, document management apps 

Interns will be working with professionals and other volunteers in the areas of cataloging, data migration, records management, processing special collections and ephemera, event planning, reference, research assistance and digitization.

 

COLLECTION AREAS

  • Banners
  • Biographical Files  
  • Buttons
  • Graphics & Art
  • Organization & Geographic Files
  • Periodicals (Journals, Magazines, Zines)
  • Programming & Development
  • Special Collections
  • Video
  • Audio
  • Online Catalog
  • Photography
  • Subject Files

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please read the instructions below very carefully.

Candidates must submit a Cover Letter (indicating skills, experience, relevant interests/activities and availability) and Resume to lha_interns@earthlink.net

You must include The Collection Area in which you wish to work in the subject line. Only documents  attached as a PDF will be accepted. LHA cannot provide housing for interns. No phone calls.

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Multiple Positions, Sno-Isle Libraries, Camano Island, WA

Please see below for current employment opportunities at Sno-Isle Libraries.

ABOUT US
Sno-Isle Libraries is a large, two-county district in the beautiful North Puget Sound region of Washington State. It encompasses rugged timberlands and suburban centers, rolling farmlands and ocean vistas. Set in the fastest-growing corner of the state, Sno-Isle Libraries serves 728,745 residents in Washington's Snohomish and Island counties through 23 community libraries, online services, and Library on Wheels. Learn more at sno-isle.org.

THE APPLICATION PROCESS

** Sno-Isle employees MUST apply through Paycom to be considered as an Internal candidate **

Use your PayCom Username to create your profile. Apply through the Job Opportunities option located on the PayCom homepage. Online applications must be submitted by 9:59 p.m. on the closing date. Incomplete applications may disqualify you. Resumes and letters of interest are encouraged and should be attached during the application process and will not be accepted as a substitute for a completed Sno-Isle application. Questions may be directed to Human Resources at:

Sno-Isle Human Resources
Marysville Service Center
7312 35th Avenue NE
Marysville, WA 98271-7417

Phone:  360-651-7000 
Fax:  360-651-7151
TTY:  800-647-3753

Applications will be screened and applicants who best match the needs of posted positions will be contacted by phone if selected for an interview. The hiring process can take a minimum of 4 to 8 weeks. Applicants who need accommodations during the application or interview process should contact the Human Resources Department (360) 651-7000.

Positions located at a community library location may include morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend hours including Sundays. A successful candidate may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on library needs.

All offers of employment are conditioned on the provision of satisfactory proof of applicant's identity and legal authority to work in the U.S. Offers of employment are also conditioned on Sno-Isle's receipt of satisfactory responses to reference requests and a criminal background check, when required.

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Assistant Professor, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS

Emporia State University's School of Library and Information Management (SLIM, https://www.emporia.edu/slim/) seeks a new tenure-track faculty member at the assistant professor rank who complements the strengths of our existing faculty and shares our mission to educate successful library and information science professionals with imagination, creativity and innovation.

 

We especially invite candidates who... 

  • Share our vision of embracing an interdisciplinary culture of collaboration and diversity for the common good.
  • Demonstrate the ability to thrive in an atmosphere of collaboration and collegiality.
  • Teach and conduct research in one of the following areas (although all research and teaching specializations will be considered): 
          library programs, services, and literature for youth; 
          school library programs and services; or
          information organization and retrieval in libraries, archives, and other information agencies.

 

About ESU & SLIM

Emporia State University is a regional institution with an emphasis on teaching whose mission is "preparing students for lifelong learning, rewarding careers, and adaptive leadership." It houses the National Teachers Hall of Fame and the National Memorial to Fallen Educators.

 

 The School of Library and Information Management is accredited by the American Library Association and the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (School Library Licensure.) It is the oldest library school in the western half of the U.S. and offers students a unique blended course delivery model. The SLIM student chapter of the American Library Association, SCALA, earned recognition in 2017 as ALA Student Chapter of the year.

 

SLIM culture is based on a collegial, cooperative approach to developing and delivering the curriculum, conducting and disseminating research, and serving the school, university, and profession. Our vision isembracing an interdisciplinary culture of collaboration and diversity for the common good.

 

SLIM offers masters and doctoral degrees in library and information management. Classes are delivered in spring, summer, and fall semesters in blended and online formats to cohorts of students located in Denver, CO; Emporia, KS; Overland Park, KS; Portland, OR; Salt Lake City, UT; and Sioux Falls, SD. Faculty are based in Emporia, KS and travel to teaching sites in these locations for intensive, face-to-face weekend classes. Faculty have opportunities to work with both masters and doctoral students, and to shape the evolution of our degree programs.

 

Regional Directors in all cohort locations provide professional student advising and assist faculty with technology and other forms of classroom support. All admissions, advising, curriculum, and classroom policies are governed by the faculty.

 

Responsibilities

All SLIM faculty are expected to teach at least two courses in the core curriculum: LI801 Foundations of Library and Information Science, LI802 Information Seeking Behavior and Reference Services, LI804 Organization of Information, LI805 Management and Information Organizations, LI810 Research in Library and Information Science, and LI855 Collection Development and Management; and technology requirement courses: LI 815: Information Technology, LI 843: Web Design and Development, LI 844: Database Design.

 

Teaching assignments are part of faculty members' 9-month contract and usually include teaching nine credit hours in the fall semester and nine credit hours in the spring semester. Faculty do not usually travel out of state more than twice a semester. Opportunities exist for teaching online elective courses in summer.

 

All SLIM faculty are expected to have or develop a clearly articulated a research agenda.

 

All SLIM faculty are expected to participate in service to the school, the university, and the profession.

 

Qualifications 

  • A doctorate in library/information studies or a related discipline is required. (ABD with an anticipated summer 2019 or earlier graduation date is also acceptable.)
  • Recent teaching and/or research expertise in at least one of the SLIM core curriculum areas is preferred.
  • Experience teaching with a course management program, such as Canvas, is preferred.
  • Experience working in libraries or in archives is preferred.

 

 

About Emporia

Emporia, population 25,000, is located in the beautiful Flint Hills area of Kansas. Emporia combines the attributes of small-town living with easy access to several major metropolitan areas and airports: Topeka (60 miles), Lawrence (80 miles), Wichita (90 miles), and Kansas City (115 miles.). Affordable real estate, low cost of living, a high-quality K-12 school district, low crime rate, numerous lakes and recreational facilities, and cultural events associated with ESU and the surrounding communities contribute to an attractive lifestyle.

 

 

To apply

Submit electronic copies (in .pdf or MS Word formats) of the letter of application; current curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy; research agenda; unofficial transcripts; and names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references to Dr. Sarah W. Sutton, chair of the search committee, via email to ssutton3@emporia.edu.

 

An AA/EEO institution, Emporia State University encourages minorities and women to apply. Background check required.  www.emporia.edu

 

Review of applications will begin on November 1 and will continue until the position is filled.

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Catalogers, Backstage Library Works, Boston, MA

Backstage Library Works, based in the United States in Provo, Utah, and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, provides technical services to libraries, museums, and archives around the world.

September 28th, 2018

Long-Term Temporary Employment Opportunity

 (Beacon Hill)

Immediate opening

Para-Professional Catalogers (2)

Full-time position available in Boston, MA

Fully benefitted after 2 months, with paid time off accrual and 8 paid holidays per calendar year

Job Description

The expected duration of this project will be from October 2018 to July 2019 (although the project may be completed sooner), working 5 days (37.5 hours) per week. The Cataloger will be working on-site at the State Library of Massachusetts in Boston, performing original and copy cataloging. A small selection of materials will be monographs, to be followed, in priority order, by maps, photographs, and pictures. 

The Cataloger will provide editing of copy records, including addition of in-house classification, LC subject headings, and missing RDA fields, and work with materials for which there is no copy available to create new original records in OCLC Connexion. Cataloger will also be required to do some physical processing.

Responsibilities

  • Perform original & copy cataloging using RDA standard in MARC format
  • Search, edit, and create copy and original records in OCLC Connexion as well as update holdings and some master records.
  • Export records from OCLC Connection to the library's Evergreen ILS and edit item-level records.
  • Attach barcodes and spine labels to each item processed
  • Meet daily production levels and standards
  • Complete cataloging at a Special Collection's workstation - the task of retrieving and re-shelving materials will be the responsibility of Special Collections staff.
  • Make informed decisions within given specifications with little supervision

Requirements

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

To apply

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

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Post-Doctoral Associate Position, School of Communication and Information, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

The School of Communication and Information (SC&I) at Rutgers University seeks applications for a post-doctoral associate position from individuals with expertise in information retrieval and recommender systems. This will be a calendar year position beginning as soon as possible.

The successful candidate will work with Dr. Chirag Shah on his NSF-funded research project "Information Fostering - Being Proactive in Information Seeking" which aims to build a proactive information retrieval (IR) system that will be developed through a series of studies and experiments. This work will involve collecting and analyzing data from user interactions, constructing machine learning models, building intelligent agent(s), and evaluating the resulting system using a lab study and/or simulations. The post-doc will have the following responsibilities:
  • Assist with executing lab studies to collect searching/browsing data and test systems
  • Analyze task, intention, problems, and help data to build various machine learning models
  • Develop an intelligent agent based on Coagmento architecture for providing proactive IR
  • Advise Ph.D. students and undergraduates in the school's InfoSeeking Lab on research designs, data analyses, and system development
  • Write and publish experimental results
This will be a one-year position with a possibility of renewal. Compensation includes the calendar year salary and full health and other benefits from Rutgers University beginning two months after the start date. For more information about our competitive package of benefits, visit http://uhr.rutgers.edu/benefits.

An earned doctorate in Computer Science, Information Science, or a related field is required. The applicant should have prior experience in conducting lab and/or field studies, collecting and analyzing data with quantitative and qualitative approaches, and writing and publishing in scholarly journals.
To apply, visit https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/75987. For further questions please contact Dr. Chirag Shah at chirags@rutgers.edu.

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Doctoral Research Fellowship, Archive, Library and Museum Studies, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, Norway

One Doctoral Research Fellowship (PhD) within Media and Documentation Studies/Archive, Library and Museum Studies is available in the Department of Language and Culture at the University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway (UiT). The Research Fellow will be a member of the research group ALMPUB-Trg (Tromsø research group) and a participant in the research project The ALM-field, digitalization and the public sphere (ALMPUB).

 

The appointment is a fixed term position for four years.

 

The purpose of the PhD Research Fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a doctoral dissertation to be defended publicly. The candidate will be affiliated with the Faculty's organised research training, and the academic work must result in a doctoral thesis aiming to obtain the degree of PhD within the period of employment. Admission to a PhD programme is a prerequisite for employment, and the programme period starts on commencement of the position.

 

The successful candidate must meet the requirements for admission to the Faculty's PhD program, cf. § 6 of UiT PhD regulations. Moreover, the applicant must prove English language proficiency equivalent to the standards of Norwegian Higher Education Entrance Qualification, see PhD Regulations UiT.

 

For more information, see also uit.no/hsl/phd.

 

For further information about the position (and the project), please contact Professor Andreas Vårheim, phone +47 - 77 64 57 39, e-mail: andreas.varheim@uit.no

or the Head of Department of Language and Culture Eystein Dahl, phone +47 77 64 42 90, e-mail: Eystein.dahl@uit.no.

 

Affiliation

The position is affiliated with the Department of Language and Culture (ISK). The Department consists of 75 permanent employees, 10 adjunct professors, and approximately 30 PhD fellows. Additionally, the Department has approximately 25 temporary research and teaching positions. The Department's core activities are research, teaching, and dissemination within linguistics, literature, art history, and media and documentation studies.

 

The Department has a very active and diverse research profile. It houses one of the world's most excellent research communities in linguistics, with research groups within cognitive linguistics (CLEAR), Sami language technology (Giellatekno and Divvun), sociolinguistics (LAIDUA), language acquisition (LAVA), and theoretical linguistics (CASTL-FISH). The Department's research communities within literature, art history, and media and documentation studies are nationally highly competitive, and are organised into research groups such as Health Art Society (HAS), Russian Space, and WARGAME.

 

ISK offers one-year programme education, Bachelor, and Master programmes within general linguistics, literature, art history, media and documentation studies, English, French, Kven, Finnish, Norwegian, Russian, Sami, Spanish, and German. It also offers PhD education within cultural/literary studies, art history, media and documentation studies, and linguistics.

 

The research fellowship is within the Programme for Media and Documentation studies and the research group ALMPUB-Trg. Trg is one of several partners participating in the international research project ALMPUB unded by the Research Council of Norway. The partners include Norwegian, Nordic, German, Swiss, Hungarian, and U.S. universities. In ALMPUB-Trg, we focus on how public libraries, museums, archives and Sami documentation centres develop and implement new strategies, models of cooperation, working methods, and activities when faced with digitisation and digitisation processes influencing their work and the daily lives of users. Our emphasis is dual: We study how ALM institutions use and develop digital technology in their mediation work, and how the institutions contribute to community development in the digital age.

 

The appointed Doctoral Research Fellowship must have her/his daily workplace at the UiT, campus Tromsø.

 

The position's field of research/research project

The Research Fellowship is directed towards ALM institutions and change processes related to digitisation. Projects studying how these processes unfold in local public libraries, archives, museums, and Sami documentation centres are of particular interest. In this area of research few studies have been conducted, and we welcome intensive case studies. Comparative projects across institutional types, local communities, cultures, ethnic groups or nation states are encouraged. Comparative projects involving North American cases are seen as fruitful for research into the four types of institutions.

 

A 6-12 months stay at a university abroad is encouraged.

 

Qualification requirements

The position requires a Master`s degree in Documentation Studies, Library and Information Science or a related discipline.  Applicants with a Master's degree in Political Science, Sociology, and Social Anthropology or related disciplines can be considered. The grade B or better in the Norwegian grading system for the Master's thesis, is required. Foreign degrees recognised as equivalent to a Norwegian Master`s degree will be considered.

 

In addition, he/she must be able to document proficiency in English equivalent to Norwegian Higher Education Entrance Qualification, refer to the website about PhD regulations at UiT.

 

Personal suitability will be emphasised.

 

Working conditions

The normal period of employment is four years. The nominal length of the PhD programme is three years. The fourth year, distributed as 25 % of each year, is reserved for teaching or other academic duties within the university. Please consult PhD Regulations UiT for further information.

 

The position will especially be assigned teaching duties within Media and Documentation Studies.

 

A shorter period of appointment may be decided upon if the applicant has already completed parts of his/her research training programme or if the appointment is based on a previous qualifying position (PhD Candidate, research assistant, or the like) in such a way that the research training amounts to a total of three years.

 

Remuneration for the position of PhD Candidate is in accordance with the State salary scale

code 1017. A compulsory contribution of 2 % to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund will be deducted.

 

Application

The application must be submitted electronically via the application form available on www.jobbnorge.no.

 

Applications by e-mail are not accepted.

 

The application must include the following attachments:

  • letter of application
  • project description. Please see further information concerning the template for project description
  • CV (containing a complete overview of education, supervised professional training and professional work)
  • diploma and transcript of records from Bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • diploma and transcript of records from Master's degree or equivalent
  • diploma supplement for other completed degrees
  • documentation of English language proficiency
  • list of 2-3 academic referees, including contact details (name, relation to applicant, e-mail address and phone number)
  • Master`s Thesis
  • other works (published or unpublished) which the applicant wishes to be taken into consideration during the assessment process and a description of these.

The list of works should contain the following information:

  • author(s), title of work
  • for articles: the name of the journal and volume, first and last page of the article, year of publication
  • for book or other independent publications: publisher, place of print, year of publication, number of pages

 

All documentation must be certified and translated into English or a Scandinavian language in order to be assessed.

 

Information and material to be considered during the assessment must be submitted within the stipulated deadline.

 

Assessment

The applicants will be assessed by an expert committee. During this assessment process, emphasis will be attached to the applicant's potential for research as shown by:

  • Master's Thesis or equivalent
  • other academic works, and
  • project description    

In addition, consideration may be given to work experience or other activities of significance for the implementation of the PhD research. This includes teaching education, teaching experience, experience from popularisation and experience/education from other types of dissemination.

 

The best qualified applicants will be selected for interviews. The interview shall among other things aim to clarify the applicant's personal suitability for the position.

 

Other information 

Applicants shall also refer to the supplementary regulations concerning terms and conditions of employment for the position of postdoctor, research fellow and research assistant at UiT

and the regulations concerning terms and conditions of employment for the position of postdoctor, research fellow and research assistant.

 

Questions concerning the organisation of the working environment, such as the physical state of the place of employment, health service, possibility for flexible working hours, part time, etc. as well as questions about the PhD programme may be directed to the telephone reference in this announcement.

 

UiT's HR policy objectives emphasise diversity, and encourages all qualified applicants to apply regardless of gender, functional ability and national or ethnic background.

 

UiT is an IW (Inclusive Workplace) enterprise, and will make the necessary adaptations in order to facilitate for employees with reduced functional ability.

 

Personal data given in an application or CV will be processed in accordance with the Act relating to the processing of personal data (the Personal Data Act). In accordance with Section 25 subsection 2 of the Freedom of Information Act, the applicant may request not to be registered on the public list of applicants. However, the University may nevertheless decide to publish the applicant's name. The applicant will receive advance notification in the event of such publication.

 

In case of discrepancies between the Norwegian and the English version of this description, the Norwegian version takes precedence.

 

We are looking forward to receiving your application.

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Library Assistant, Teen Services, Goffstown Public Library, Goffstown, NH

LIBRARY ASSISTANT--Teen Services

Goffstown Public Library seeking dynamic, fun-loving individual for 25 hour per week position. Responsible for assisting the Head of Youth Services with planning and implementing innovative programming for youth through high school age. Provides reader's advisory and reference services to youth and their parents and participates in community, local youth-oriented groups.  Significant interaction with the public. Provide outreach programming and after-school programming outside the library building. Position includes evenings, every Saturday; must be prepared to work 40 hours per week effective 7/1/2019 pending approval of 2019 town budget. 
Qualifications: Bachelor or Associate degree required or equivalent college courses. Good communication skills, public service attitude, flexible thinking & computer literacy required. Prior experience with teens required; public library experience preferred. If interviewed, be prepared to present your vision of teen services and an outline of a program, tapping into teen interests and trends.

Applications reviewed as received; position open until filled. $18.17 per hour to start.
Send resume, cover letter & 3 professional references to: Dianne Hathaway, Director, Goffstown Public Library, 2 High Street, Goffstown, NH 03045. 
Job description at www.goffstownlibrary.com.  EOE/AA

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General Services Assistant, Needham Free Public Library, Needham, MA

Town of Needham
Free Public Library

Job Vacancy

Title:                                  General Services Assistant (Library Page)

Position:                            Part-time

Hours:                               Daytime, evening, and weekend hours included

Number of Vacancies:      One (1)

Salary Range:                   $11.00


The Town of Needham is seeking qualified individuals to fill the part-time position of General Services Assistant (Library Page) at the Needham Free Public Library.

 

Description Duties and Responsibilities (general summary, not all inclusive):

  • Shelve library materials (books, CDs, DVDs, videos and other AV materials)
  • Empty the book drop - materials returned to the library from the outside
  • Empty and sort library materials delivered daily
  • Pack bins with library materials to go in delivery
  • Retrieve items from shelves to fulfill holds

Requirements:

To be considered for the position, applicants must have at least:

  • Ability to shelve materials alphabetically and by the Dewey decimal number
  • Capacity  to work independently
  • Physical and environmental standards:
  • Pushing book carts loaded with 150 lbs. - 200 lbs. of books
  • Lifting and stacking bins of approximately 30 lbs.
  • Standing, walking, lifting of books and other library materials

How to Apply:

Please send your cover letter, resume, and Town of Needham Employment Application (http://www.needhamma.gov/DocumentCenter/Home/View/766 ) in the following ways:

Email: hr@needham.gov;

Fax: 781-455-0165;

Mail: Human Resources Department, 1471 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA  02492

 

Applications will be accepted until 5 PM on Tuesday, October 9, 2018.


The Town of Needham is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Program Support Assistant, Needham Free Public Library, Needham, MA

Town of Needham
Free Public Library

Job Posting

Title:                                         Program Support Assistant I

                                                 (Library Assistant - Technical Services Department)

Position:                                   Part-time

Hours:                                      Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 11am to 3pm

Number of Vacancies:              One (1)

Hourly Salary:                          $17.00 an hour

The Town of Needham is seeking highly skilled individuals to fill the part-time position of Support Program Assistant I (Library Assistant-Technical Services Department) at the Needham Free Public Library.

 

Duties and Responsibilities (general summary, not all inclusive):

Under the supervision of the Technical Services Supervisor, the successful candidate will:

  • Open packages and check in items against purchase orders
  • Process all formats of library materials in order to have them ready for circulation to the public (Covers, spine labels, etc.)
  • Affix barcodes to materials and type labels for all formats of library materials
  • Assist in preparation of books for the bindery
  • Withdraw items from Minuteman Library Network database
  • Ability to lift heavy boxes and push heavy book trucks
  • Other duties as required

 

Education and other Requirements:

To be considered for the position, applicants must have at least:

  • A High School Diploma; some college preferred
  • One year of work in a library setting
  • Possess a working knowledge of library cataloging and procedures
  • Ability to perform detailed work accurately and efficiently
  • Willingness to be a team player within a small department
  • Capability to adapt to new technologies as required

 

How to Apply:

Please send your cover letter, resume and Town of Needham Employment Application (http://www.needhamma.gov/DocumentCenter/Home/View/766) in the following ways:

Email: hr@needhamma.gov;

Fax: 781-455-0165;

Mail: Human Resources Department, 1471 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA  02492.

Applications will be accepted until 5pm on Tuesday, October 9, 2019.

The Town of Needham is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.     

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Physical Sciences Librarian, Brown University, Providence, RI

Brown University

Physical Sciences Librarian

 

The Brown University Library seeks a motivated, innovative and service-oriented Physical Sciences Librarian to serve the students and faculty in the physical sciences (Departments of Chemistry; Physics; Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences (DEEPS); pure and applied Mathematics; and the School of Engineering) by providing and sustaining library services and collections in support of research, teaching, and learning.  

 

Reporting to the Head of Health and Science Information Services, the Physical Sciences Librarian: provides outreach for research support, scholarly communications, and instruction and teaching; develops library collections in all formats supporting physical sciences and mathematics; assesses impact of services and collection development in the physical sciences and recommends changes in direction or need for additional resources as shown by the data gathered; collaborates with colleagues from across the Brown University Library to develop information resources, programs, and services in support of interdisciplinary programs; and maintains a high level of professional engagement both with colleagues in other institutions and with the professional literature.

 

Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Library & Information Sciences from an ALA accredited institution and a bachelor's or master's degree in a physical science or engineering discipline, or equivalent experience.
  • Two (2) years experience in an academic or research library. Willing to consider applications from recent library school graduates with appropriate experience and education.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of information resources in the physical sciences and engineering, including relevant information technology tools and applications.

 

Competencies

  • To support Brown's commitment to diversity, and to foster inclusion, respect, and equity in Library instruction and outreach, the Physical Sciences Librarian will be expected to include people of all races, ethnicities, creeds, socioeconomic classes, gender identities, sexual orientations, and disability statuses in work activities.
  • Demonstrated success in delivering effective instruction and research support independently and in a team-based environment.
  • Strong public presentation, interpersonal, and communication skills. Excellent skills in collaboration and teamwork within a dynamic, continually, evolving environment. Excellent analytical, organizational, and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of research data management lifecycle and other current issues in scholarly communication.
  • Knowledge of scholarly metrics and impact evaluation tools and resources (preferred).
  • Commitment to excellent public services, improving the library user experience, and continuous improvement through assessment.
  • Demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and ability to work creatively and effectively, both independently and as a team member.

 

To Apply: please visit Brown University's career opportunities website at:   https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/staff-careers-brown/jobs and reference REQ150473

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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Open Rank Faculty, School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL

SCHOOL OF INFORMATION SCIENCES

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Open Rank Faculty Position in UX/HCI

 

The School of Information Sciences (iSchool) seeks to hire an outstanding full-time faculty member (rank open). Preference will be given to specialization in user experience/human- computer interaction and design, including social computing, computer-supported cooperative work, social media, crowdsourcing, collective intelligence, interaction design, and multi- disciplinary study of the design, and use and effects of ICTs. Strong candidates in other areas may also be considered. 

 

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University's commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu

 

The iSchool is an established national leader in both groundbreaking information science research and the preparation of leading information professionals. Our faculty have key roles in national initiatives and professional societies and our close relationships with scientific and cultural institutions ensure that our research engages critical societal challenges. 

 

The School's faculty is highly interdisciplinary, with backgrounds in information science, computer science, library science, informatics, engineering science, physics, astrophysics, law, psychology, English, medieval studies, philosophy, sociology, and statistics and they hold additional appointments in many other university departments, as well as world-renowned research institutes such as the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) and the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology. 

 

Successful candidates must be comfortable working in an interdisciplinary academic unit and addressing audiences in professional master's degree programs, as well as teaching students from undergraduate to Ph.D. levels.  The iSchool offers a Master of Science in Information Management, a Master of Science in Library and Information Science, a Master of Science in Bioinformatics, a Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS), and a CAS in Digital Libraries, a Ph.D., and has a School Librarian Licensure Program. The School also participates in a campus-wide undergraduate Informatics minor and the Ph.D. in Informatics, and teaches courses in the Master of Computer Science - Data Science program. The School's award-winning online option for the Master's and CAS degrees gives students access to a high-quality professional education. 

 

Appointments made under this announcement will be effective August 16, 2019.  Rank is open, and salary is commensurate with experience.  A Ph.D. degree or equivalent is required though we will consider candidates who are close to completion of the doctoral degree. Information about iSchool programs and faculty can be found at: http://ischool.illinois.edu/. To ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu/ and upload your letter of application, complete CV/resume, statement on teaching and research, and a list of three professional references including contact information by November 20, 2018.  Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date, but no hiring decisions will be made until after the search has closed. We especially welcome applications from members of under-represented groups working in these or other areas of the information sciences. 

 

For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact Candy Edwards (cledward@illinois.edu, 217-244-3809).

 

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

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YES for CURE, Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, Boston, MA

The Young Empowered Scientists for Continued Research Engagement (YES for CURE) Program at Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center will begin accepting applications for its second cohort of talented high school and undergraduate students this month! 

 

Last year, DF/HCC expanded its established and highly regarded Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences (CURE) program. The inaugural year of YES for CURE has been a tremendous success. YES for CURE is a two and a half year training initiative for highly motivated high school and undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in scientific research. Through engagement in mentored summer research projects, participation in an advanced scientific curriculum during the academic year, and year-round professional skills training, students acquire scientific knowledge and technical skills, and increase their understanding of how to conduct biomedical research. Our program provides research experiences in cancer labs to underrepresented high school and college college students.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Because the YES for CURE Program kicks off on February 19thonline applications will be due November 26th. The aim of starting early is to provide a strong orientation and introduction during the academic year so that students can hit the ground running when summer arrives.  Academic year participation is part-time, with program activities limited to after-school sessions and several Saturdays.

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Senior Lecturer, School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL

School of Information Sciences

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 

The School of Information Sciences seeks a Senior Lecturer to contribute to the development and teaching of library and information science courses for the Master of Science in Library and Information Science program (MS/LIS).

 

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University's commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu

 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Develop and teach library and information science courses for the Master of Science in Library and Information Science (MS/LIS), specifically in the areas of public services, collection development, cataloging, and/or reference services
  • Advise MS/LIS students on special projects, including independent studies and practicums
  • Contribute other service to the iSchool related to area of expertise
  • Mentor adjunct instructors
  • Other related duties and service as assigned to further the mission of the unit

 

A Master's degree in a Library and Information Science or related field; minimum of five years of teaching in both traditional and non-traditional environments (e.g., online and hybrid); experience utilizing a variety of teaching tools and technologies; and, significant professional experience in a library or related organization are required. 

 

The position is specifically seeking a professional with experience in one or more of the following areas: adult and public services, libraries in society, information organization and access, collection development, cataloging and metadata, administration and management of libraries and information centers, and/or reference and information services. Experience in indexing and abstracting, electronic publishing, and/or bibliography is also desirable.

 

Information about the School of Information Sciences and its programs can be found at http://ischool.illinois.edu/. This specialized faculty position is a full-time, 100% (12-month basis) appointment with regular University benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience. The starting date is August 2019.

 

To ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu/ and upload your letter of application (which should indicate the courses applicants are able to teach), resume, and a list of three professional references, including contact information by November 2, 2018.

 

All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. Interviews may be conducted before the closing date, although no hiring decisions will be made until after the search has closed. For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact Candy Edwards at cledward@illinois.edu.

 

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

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Archives Student Assistant, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

The Center for the History of Medicine, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, is seeking a part time, temporary student assistant for Fall 2018.

 

ARCHIVES STUDENT ASSISTANT (TEMPORARY)

Location: Center for the History of Medicine, Countway Library, Harvard Medical School, 10 Shattuck St. Boston, MA 02115.


Pay: $11/hour 
Hours: 10 hours/week

Start date: 10/14/2018; End date: 1/14/2019

 

Duties: The Countway Library's Center for the History of Medicine is looking for a responsible and detail-oriented historical research assistant to provide support for the ongoing effort to examine and highlight the history of historically underrepresented minorities (URM) in our historical collections.

Working closely with the Center's reference archivist and Archivist for Diversity and Inclusion, the assistant will perform tasks such as, but not limited to:

  • Researching and analyzing archival and manuscript sources to document the matriculation of URM students and the hiring and promotion of URM faculty at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Dental Medicine
  • Compiling, inputting, and formatting data on related collection material
  • Other duties as required

Qualifications: BA/BS or equivalent required. The ideal candidate will have historical research and archival or library experience; demonstrated proficiency with computer applications; and sensitivity to proper care and handling of historical material. In addition, the candidate will be detail-oriented, have excellent written and verbal skills, and neat handwriting.

Application instructions:

Please send resume and cover letter to Emily_Gustainis@hms.harvard.edu.  Please reference "Archives Student Assistant" in your email.

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Research & Instruction Services Librarian, Bay Path University, Longmeadow, MA

http://baypath.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=103057

When Bay Path opened its doors to students in downtown Springfield, MA  in 1897, it had a very clear goal: to provide a practical, affordable, and career-oriented education to meet the needs of companies, organizations, and communities. From the beginning, Bay Path prided itself on being entrepreneurial, constantly pushing the boundaries of the academic experience to fit the student. To start them on the road of success. We still do.

Today, that spirit and philosophy is more important than ever in higher education. At Bay Path, it's not just the number and breadth of undergraduate and graduate programs that defines us-and we have many-but it is our ability to connect the classroom to learning to leadership to experience to career that is at the core of what we do best. We know the work that needs to be done.

Bay Path University, an independent and not-for-profit institution, was named Among Fastest Growing Baccalaureate Colleges by the Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac, and is a member of the Women's College Coalition. With a main campus in Longmeadow, MA and four satellite locations, (East Longmeadow, Sturbridge, Concord, Springfield), Bay Path offers undergraduate, graduate (for women and men) degrees, and professional certificates.

We're committed to preparing our students to navigate a constantly changing world. Whether it is one of our innovative academic programs, groundbreaking online learning platform, or through our Women as Empowered Learners and Leaders initiative, we educate our students in ways that will help them to grow, learn to adapt, and always to flourish.  Be part of the change.

We invite you to visit our website at www.baypath.edu where you can learn more about Bay Path University.


Job Description:

  • Position Code: RIL
  • Job Type:  Part-time
  • Schedule/Hours: Approximately 10 hours per week.  Schedule TBD (mostly nights and weekends).
  • Position Location:  Longmeadow, MA

Job Summary:

The Research and Instruction Librarian provides reference and information literacy instruction services to students, faculty, and staff of the University.

Essential Duties:

  • Provide traditional and electronic reference desk service, including the use of print and electronic resources, to students, faculty, and staff of the University.
  • Design and teach information literacy and library instruction classes or courses to students, faculty, and staff.
  • Maintain the reference collection and recommend appropriate reference resources, both print and non-print.
  • Design and prepare documentation to assist library users in identifying,
    locating, evaluating, and using all types and formats of information resources.
  • Develop instructional materials, such as web-based bibliographic guides, pathfinders, and tutorials.
  • Help create and maintain the Hatch Learning Commons web site in cooperation with other learning commons staff.
  • Collaborate with faculty to carry out and assess the University's information literacy program and integrate library resources and services with instruction.
  • Participate in projects designed to increase campus-wide awareness and use of library resources and services.
  • Maintain currency in reference and instruction issues and skills by reading professional literature, participating in professional organizations, and attending meetings relevant to academic librarianship.
  • Assist in routine library duties, including circulation and collection maintenance.
  • Attend trainings as required.
  • Attend and participate in required meetings.
  • Conduct special research projects as needed.
  • Complete any other assignments as directed by the University.  


Requirements:

  • MLS from an ALA-accredited program.
  • Reference and instruction service experience in academic library.
  • Demonstrated progressively increasing administrative responsibility.
  • Experience in Web page creation.
  • Knowledge of electronic information services and resources.
  • Some supervisory experience.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and assignments with high quality and minimal errors.
  • Demonstrated service-oriented attitude.
  • Ability to perform work with frequent deadlines and extreme amount of
    external pressure to complete assignments.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with
    coworkers, subordinates, and students.
  • Ability to perform work independently and maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to adhere to University policies and procedures.
  • Willingness to work flexible and extended schedule including weekends and evenings when necessary.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and within FERPA guidelines.
  • Commitment to a culture of diversity, respect and inclusion; demonstrated ability to build working relationships with people having a wide variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences different from ones' own.
  • General knowledge of the University's mission, purpose and goals and the role this position plays in achieving those goals.


Additional Information:

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Bay Path University is a diverse community devoted to proactively nurturing a campus-wide culture that promotes and ensures respect, inclusion and safety for all members regardless of race, color, national origin, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity, socio-economic background, or physical ability. We are one University that opens our hearts and minds to conversations, to learning and to creating a community that is welcoming of all. Regardless of position, it is expected that each employee will embrace this commitment and demonstrate an attitude of respect toward and acceptance of all members of our community.

Bay Path University is a smoke- and tobacco-free community. 

All offers of employment are contingent on satisfactory background checking.


Application Instructions:

Applicants for this position should attach a cover letter and resume / curriculum vitae, the contact information for four (4) professional, work related references and any other relevant information pertaining to this position and your candidacy. Please apply online. Faxes and emails will not be accepted. 

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Bay Path University is committed to fostering diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff. Bay Path University will become a smoke- and tobacco-free community as of July 1, 2018. 

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Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

The School of Information Sciences in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville's (UTK) College of Communication and Information (CCI), is seeking an Assistant Professor for a tenure-track, academic year position to start fall 2019. The successful candidate will conduct research and teach and advise students in our ALA-accredited master's degree program, college-wide doctoral program, and our undergraduate program in Information Sciences. Teaching modes include face-to-face, synchronous online, asynchronous online, and hybrid. School, college, university, and professional service is also expected. 

Required Qualifications: PhD in information sciences, library science, or related area is required. Evidence of ability to develop a record of research productivity and teaching success. 

Desired Qualifications: Candidates with research and teaching interests in areas that complement any the school's areas of expertise will be considered, with applicants who have interest in one or more of the following areas especially welcome: social justice, information policy, data science, artificial intelligence in information systems, usability, or information retrieval. Candidates are also expected to have a record of research and scholarship, and experience or demonstrated ability in design and delivery of courses in a variety of formats.

The School: The School of Information Sciences enrolls approximately 250 students in its ALA-accredited master's program and 50 students in its undergraduate program. The School is a member of the iSchools Consortium. It is the 17th ranked library and information science school by U.S. News and World Report. The School actively participates in the College-wide Ph.D. program. For more information about the School and the College, visit: http://www.sis.utk.edu and http://www.cci.utk.edu

The College: The College of Communication and Information includes strong programs in library and information sciences, advertising and publication relations, journalism and electronic media, and communication studies. The College's Center for Information and Communication Studies (CICS) provides a wide array of support services for CCI faculty to pursue sponsored research. 

The University: The University of Tennessee is Tennessee's land grant, flagship public university. UT enrolls approximately 29,000 students at its Knoxville campus.  UTK is Tennessee's only public Carnegie RU/VH (Research Universities/Very High Research Activity) institution and is currently ranked 52nd among public research universities by U.S. News & World Report.

The Community: Knoxville is a vibrant city located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in east Tennessee. The city, population 187,000, is the third largest city in Tennessee. Knoxville, Knox County (population 450,000), and the surrounding region offers a variety of recreational opportunities and affordable cost-of-living. 

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status. Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at the University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

The University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities and this policy extends to employment by the University. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone (865) 974-2498 (V/TTY available) or 974-2440. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.

To Apply: Individuals interested in applying for the position should send, via email, (1) a letter of application, (2) a statement of research interests, (3) a statement of teaching philosophy, (4) a current curriculum vitae, and (5) a list of three references to: sisfacultysearch@utk.edu, or send hard copies of these materials to: Faculty Search Committee, School of Information Sciences,  451 Communications Bldg., 1345 Circle Park Drive, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-0341. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

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Multiple Positions, Library and Information Science, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

The #2-ranked MLIS program in the nation at the University of Washington has posted openings for a lecturer/senior lecturer as well as a tenure-track faculty member in LIS: 

Lecturer/senior lecturer posting; no PhD required. Application review begins October 1, 2018

Tenure-track posting; preference will be given to applications received by December 1, 2018

 

The University of Washington is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to building diversity, as can be seen in its Diversity Blueprint.

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Per Diem Librarian, Glen Urquhart School, Beverly, MA

Position Available: Glen Urquhart School Per Diem Librarian

Beginning Immediately

Description: Glen Urquhart School, a PK-8 independent day school 40 minutes north of Boston, seeks a Per Diem Librarian to manage new book processing. We seek a dynamic and flexible individual who loves the written word and understands how to engage children in the appreciation of a library. 10-16 hours/month with flexible scheduling. This position is not eligible for benefits.

Qualifications: We seek a librarian who appreciates children's literature, who understands how young people learn, and who can work in a shared and cooperative environment. Candidates should be familiar with library science, book processing, and Destiny software (or be willing to learn). We prefer a candidate with a library science degree and proficiency with library automation. Glen Urquhart School seeks candidates who will add to the racial, cultural, and gender diversity of our school community.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Supporting the mission and philosophy of the School
  • Cataloging and classifying library materials
  • Maintaining a supportive and engaging environment in the library
  • Meeting with the Assistant Head of School as scheduled

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and list of three references via email with the subject line "Librarian" to gusjobs@gus.org.

Glen Urquhart School, 74 Hart Street, Beverly Farms, MA 01915

Glen Urquhart School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic background, age, disability, or military service in its hiring, employment or other programs and activities.

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iConference 2019

Oct. 1, 2018 marks our second and final iConference 2019 deadline. This is the due date for all tracks listed below. 

Blue Sky Papers https://wp.me/Pa8vRv-4CB 
Ideas and visions stimulating new directions for iSchool research. 

Sessions for Interaction and Engagement https://wp.me/Pa8vRv-3m 
Interactive sessions, installations and more. 

iSchool Partnerships and Practices https://wp.me/Pa8vRv-2rL 
Showcases effective school programs and industry collaborations. 

Undergraduate Symposium https://wp.me/Pa8vRv-4CQ 
New pre-conference event specially created for undergraduates. 

iSchools Doctoral Dissertation Award https://wp.me/Pa8vRv-3z 
Recognizes the year's most outstanding dissertation. 

Submissions are made on our secure submissions site: https://www.conftool.com/iConference2019/ 

Decisions will be announced and registration will open in mid-November. With the exception of a few specialty tracks, submissions and proposals are welcome from all information scholars and practitioners regardless of affiliation. 

iConference 2019 takes place March 31-April 3 in Washington DC. The 2019 theme is "include | inform |inspire." iConference 2019 is hosted by the University of Maryland, College Park in collaboration with Syracuse University and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Visit the conference website for more: https://ischools.org/the-iconference/ 

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Principal Intelligence Analyst, Sanofi Genzyme Research Library, Westborough, MA

Principal Intelligence Analyst, Sanofi Genzyme Research Library, Westborough, MA

 

DESCRIPTION:

The position of Principal Intelligence Analyst in the Sanofi Genzyme Research Library (SGRL) will be responsible for providing information research expertise on competitors, drugs in development, industry and competitor news, industry trends, sales forecasts and disease assessments in support of Sanofi Genzyme businesses. They will complete moderately complex information projects, using specialized secondary research sources. They will develop and apply subject matter expertise in relevant therapeutic areas.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Research critical business questions using a broad range of specialized databases and digital  resources
  • Collaborate with commercial team members to identify research needs and provide relevant intelligence
  • Respond to ad hoc literature and competitive information requests across all therapeutic areas in collaboration with other Intelligence Analysts.
  • Deliver and present accurate high-quality research results, including competitor and market overviews, drug pipeline landscapes and diseases assessments
  • Monitor industry news and developments important to Sanofi Genzyme and produce  internal newsletters
  • Maintain key relationships with leadership and client groups and identify opportunities for building relationships in commercial groups
  • Support resource acquisition decisions through subject matter expertise and evaluation of existing and new resources.
  • Serve as the key contact for specified business units for information research
  • Participate with Research Library team members in implementing  and promoting  tools and services

 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's Degree Required
  • Minimum of 5 years in an information research position
  • Demonstrated ability to work with many cross-functional partners
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and direction
  • Perform work that requires decision making and the consistent exercise of independent judgment and discretion.
  • Excellent communication skills with all levels in the organization

 

PREFFERED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master Degree in Library Science, Business or Life Sciences
  • 5+ years in a pharmaceutical or life sciences corporate environment
  • Knowledge of the therapeutic areas of Immunology and Oncology

Sanofi Inc. and its U.S. affiliates are Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or liability for military status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.
 

At Sanofi diversity and inclusion is foundational to how we operate and embedded in our Core Values. We recognize to truly tap into the richness diversity brings we must lead with inclusion and have a workplace where those differences can thrive and be leveraged to empower the lives of our colleagues, patients and customers. We respect and celebrate the diversity of our people, their backgrounds and experiences and provide equal opportunity for all.

 

For more information or to apply, please go to: https://sanofi.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/SanofiCareers/job/Westborough-MA/Principal-Intelligence-Analyst--Sanofi-Genzyme-Research-Library--Westborough--MA_R2475542

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Librarian Positions, Los Angeles Public Library, Los Angeles, CA

Requirements/Minimum Qualifications

A master's degree in Library Science or Library and Information Science from a school accredited by the American Library Association.

The Position

A librarian provides patrons of all ages with a variety of professional librarian services, including outreach and virtual/online resources and programs, reader guidance and book reviews, reference, selection, cataloging and maintenance of library materials to meet educational, recreational and informational needs of the community, programming to support lifelong learning, educational, and cultural interests of the community, training in technologies and library resources and services, and implementation of library technologies and virtual services.

Benefits and Compensation

The City of Los Angeles is an employer that values its employees and encourages a healthy work-life balance.

The current salary range is $62,138 to $98,783 per year.* A highly competitive benefits package includes an independent retirement plan to which both the employee and City contribute, a multi-option deferred compensation plan, a generous vacation and sick leave plan, 13 paid holidays per year, a flexible benefits plan including multi-option health coverage, dental and vision coverage, family and domestic partner leave.

*Current salary range is subject to change. Please confirm the starting salary with the Library Department before accepting a job offer.

Application Deadline

Applications and Qualifications Questionnaires will only be accepted online on the following dates listed below:

From 8:00 a.m. Monday, September 24 to
11:59 p.m. Friday, September 28, 2018

Visit lapl.org/hiring

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Multiple Positions, DiMenna-Nyselius Library, Fairfield University, CT

The DiMenna-Nyselius Library invites applications from results-oriented, flexible, self-motivated librarians who have an enthusiasm for teaching and technology, and the ability to collaborate with colleagues in a goal-oriented library team. The coordinator position includes occasional evening and weekend hours. The instruction librarian position requires a minimum of two evenings per week, and occasional weekends.



Senior Reference Librarian & Instruction Coordinator



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



REQUIREMENTS:
A graduate degree in Library & Information Science (MLS or equivalent) from an ALA accredited program. Two or more years professional academic library experience. Reference service experience. Teaching experience using active learning techniques and a demonstrated ability to plan educational programs. Demonstrated competence in using current technologies and multimedia tools in the creative design and delivery of instruction. Interest in marketing, outreach, and promotion of library services. Must be well organized, and able to meet deadlines and multiple demands. Demonstrated ability to communicate, both orally and in writing, to a variety of audiences. Creative approach to the development of new services; commitment to responsive and innovative service is essential.



HIGHLY DESIRABLE:
Second Master's degree.
Reference and Instruction Librarian



RESPONSIBILITIES:
Plays a key role in the library instruction program in collaboration with the Instruction Coordinator and teaching librarians. Participates in the Library Partnership program as a librarian partner to one or more academic units. Creates and maintains web-based and print instructional resources. Provides reference service.



REQUIREMENTS:
A graduate degree in Library & Information Science (MLS or equivalent) from an ALA accredited program. Recent experience or course work in information literacy instruction and reference services. Evidence of potential in teaching. Demonstrated competence in using current technologies and multimedia tools in the creative design and delivery of instruction.  Interest in marketing, outreach, and promotion of library services. Must be well organized, and able to meet deadlines and multiple demands. Demonstrated ability to communicate, both orally and in writing, to a variety of audiences. Creative approach to the development of new services; commitment to responsive and innovative service is essential.



HIGHLY DESIRABLE:
Teaching experience using active learning techniques. Second Master's degree.



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



TO APPLY:
To submit your resume, cover letter, names/contact information of three references, and employment application, please go to http://www.fairfield.edu/jobs, click on Employment Opportunities, then the position you wish to apply for, and follow the online application instructions. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, Veterans, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with a disability. The salaries meet or exceed the Connecticut Library Association minimum.

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Information Products Team, Baker Library, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA

Baker Library 

Knowledge and Library Services, Harvard Business School

(Part-time; no benefits)

 

This is a hybrid position that consists of digital production, copy editing, business research and writing. Please send your resume with a cover letter that speaks specifically to your skills, experience and aptitude for the below tasks.  

 

 

Key Responsibilities

Digital Production/Publishing

  • Produce digital products (newsletters, web pages) using multiple platforms & formats  (Silverpop/IBM Engage, CMS, HTML)
  • Perform photo and graphical editing (ex: selecting and sizing images for newsletters & web pages)
  • Troubleshoot technical & access issues by working with the vendor, HBS & HU departments, Baker Library content creators/curators

 

Copy editing/Proofreading/Production

  • Organize & execute the final stages of the information products life cycle, including formatting (MS Word template), proofing/copy editing (based on the product style guide), the delivery of products for publishing, and archiving.

 

Business Research & Writing

  • Leverage the holdings of Baker Library's digital collections and third party databases/information sources in the creation of information products
  • Research, curate, and synthesize content for business topics, industries or companies
  • Business writing: clearly and concisely develop your research findings into new information resources, including  bibliographic essays, company overviews and other products

 

Basic Qualifications (Required for this position):

  • Master's degree or equivalent graduate education in Library/Information Science or other relevant discipline. 
  • Minimum 5 years of professional-level experience in information research or digital production.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in the use of common tools (ex: content management systems, curation and publishing tools, e-marketing tools) for information access, management, analysis, and presentation.
  • Pro-actively participate and clearly communicate in multi-step, multi-person production processes
  • Excellent organizational, writing, communication, and interpersonal skills; a superb team player

 

Additional Qualifications (Preferred Skills, Experience, Credentials) needed for this position:

  • Experience with the following curation and publishing tools: Zotero, Feedly, Silverpop (IBM/Engage), EzPublish
  • Ability to take initiative and thrive in an evolving and collaborative environment and produce timely, high quality results
  • Ability to thrive in an evolving and collaborative environment and produce timely, high quality results

 

 

Schedule: 10-17 hours per week
Salary: Hourly rate dependent on qualifications and experience

To apply: Please submit resume and cover letter to David Yahoodik at dyahoodik@psgstaffing.com.

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Youth Services Librarian, Ames Free Library, North Easton, MA

Institution: Ames Free Library

Job: Youth Services Librarian

Duties/Description:

Be part of a lively, creative, award-winning library staff! The Ames Free Library in North Easton seeks an energetic, reliable individual with a genuine enjoyment for working with youth of all ages. We will be looking for experience in:

  • Knowledge of young adult literature and teen programming
  • Effective management of Teen Advisory Board
  • Collection development & readers advisory for teen materials
  • Organizing & managing teen summer reading program
  • Outreach to public schools
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills

 

The Youth Services Librarian works closely with Children's Librarian on outreach & programming, and helps with story times as needed. This is a part time position that includes two evening shifts and a Saturday rotation. No benefits.

 

Qualifications:

MLS and at least a year of experience as a Youth Services Librarian; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Salary: $23/hour

Closing Date: Position open until filled.

Send:

Resume and cover letter to:

Ian Dunbar, Assistant Director

53 Main Street, North Easton, MA 02356.

Email: idunbar@amesfreelibrary.org

fax: 508-238-2980

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Records Generalist, LWC, Boston, MA

The Records Generalist will support all of the Information Management team's records management responsibilities on behalf of Loring, Wolcott & Coolidge Trust, LLC, on a temporary assignment basis. Integrity, discretion, and respect for confidential information are absolutely essential.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare, scan, and index office documents utilizing the office scanning procedures into the document management system in a timely manner.
  • Research and assist in the development of records retention schedules with business users. Transfer records into archival boxes or files, index the contents into inventories, and bar code the boxes or files for submittal to a commercial vendor. 
  • Initiate sending or retrieval of archival boxes and files with the office's document storage vendor and facilitate our document shredding pickups and deliveries. 
  • Support the annual destruction process for the office, both paper and electronic.
  • Maintain inventory logs for offsite and onsite records to properly track document storage and retention. Follow-up on borrowed materials according to a set schedule.
  • Proactively support individual departments in the office in routine records management activities and special projects.
  • Propose and implement enhancements to the electronic and paper based programs, both on and offsite, and foster best practices and maintain procedures within records management.
  • Support other Information Team members in their areas of responsibility and other duties as assigned.

 

 

Education and Experience:

  • Recommended 1-3 years previous working experience in an investment, finance, banking, or professional services environment.
  • Bachelor's Degree is strongly desired.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (especially Excel, Word and Outlook) is required.
  • Must be able to lift an archive box weighing up to 55 pounds on a regular or as needed basis.
  • Familiarity with eDocs Hummingbird versions .10 - .16 strongly desired.
  • Familiarity with Iron Mountain Connect and Kofax a plus.

 

Skills Required:

  • Solid customer service and attention to detail skills are essential.
  • Must be able to learn new concepts within a complex and demanding environment.
  • Must be willing and able to "own" the process and take responsibility for meeting challenging deadlines. This may require flexibility in hours from time to time.
  • Have strong relationship management skills.
  • Have both a strong work ethic and a sense of "getting it right".
  • Be a self-starter, self-motivated individual who is able to organize and manage own workload in a fast-paced environment.
  • Have a "can do" attitude and be willing to do whatever it takes, consistent with the expectations for everyone else in the office.

 

 

Reporting:
This position will report to the Manager of the Information Team.

  

This position is temporary, non-exempt, and is required to be in the office between 9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. It may necessitate flexibility in hours, from time to time, with little or no advance notice. The duration of the temporary assignment is expected to last up to 6 months with the opportunity for extension.

 

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

Resume and cover letter should be submitted to careers@lwcotrust.com

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Children's Programming Volunteers, Brookline Public Library, Brookline, MA

Brookline Public Library Looking for Event Volunteers

WHAT: The Brookline Public Library is looking for volunteers to help with our seventh annual Family Fall Fest

 

WHEN: Tuesday, October 23th from 2-5pm.

DUTIES: Volunteer for two, or three hours to help set up tables, manage the crowd around our face painter, pass out delicious cider, supervise pumpkin painting and gourd bowling, and clean up.

 

CONTACT: Please contact Caroline Richardson, Children's Librarian, by email at crichardson@minlib.net.

 

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Head Curator, Latin American & Caribbean Collection, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Head Curator, Latin American and Caribbean Collection (LACC)

Associate University Librarian or University Librarian

 

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

 

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

 

SETTING

Gainesville is a welcoming city offering unique outdoor activities, excellent museums, historical sites, a strong music scene, quality breweries, eclectic dining and local food choices, and a great variety of sporting events. One and half hours to either coast, four hours to Atlanta, and six hours to Miami, Gainesville is well situated for exploring the North Central Florida region and beyond. The George A. Smathers Libraries encourage participation in decision making and innovative projects, offering a unique grants management program and a strong learning environment. The Special and Area Studies Collections Department faculty and staff offer a collegial, supportive, and active tenure home, together promoting, curating, and providing public access to a broad array of distinctive special and circulating collections.

 

The search will remain open until November 5, 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/FacultyPositions.html. Failure to submit the required documents may result in the application not being considered.

 

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

 

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

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Visual Resources Assistant, Boston Architectural College Library, Boston, MA

The position of Visual Resources Assistant is a part-time, non-exempt position of up to 11 hours per week providing support to the Visual Resources Librarian in the Visual Resources Library. This position reports to the Visual Resources Librarian.

 

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Scanning images using flat-bed scanners
  • Manipulating scanned digital images (adjusting, cropping, and repairing) in Photoshop
  • Participating in researching images using databases in our main library
  • Assist with cataloging images using FileMaker
  • Managing images in Artstor
  • Assist with creating or adding information to library research guides for the Visual Resources Library
  • Detailed repetitive work checking records, data entry, and organizing image files and paper work

 

II. Standards of Professionalism

A.Team and Interpersonal skills: Success in this position requires positive relationships with other team members which is inclusive of all staff. 

 

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

 

III.Qualifications

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



IV Requirements
 

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

For more information, please contact Robert Adams, associate director of the library, at Robert.Adams@the-bac.edu.

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Public Services Librarian, Worcester Public Library, Worcester, MA

PUBLIC SERVICES LIBRARIAN (GRADUATE LIBRARIAN 2)

The Worcester Public Library is seeking candidates for the position of Public Services Librarian! This position is a professional position under the general direction of the Public Services Coordinator. The incumbent will assist with all aspects of public services in a busy department, including providing customer assistance at various service points. This position participates in development of adult collections, programming and outreach activities, and information literacy instruction. The ideal person in this position will possess excellent interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills and have experience working with diverse populations in an urban community. 

SALARY: $48,359.10 - $69,272.27 annually; $23.17 - $33.19 hourly

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Provides excellent professional reference and readers' advisory services to the public in person and online
  • Builds, manages and promotes quality collections in all formats in assigned subject areas
  • Participates in the development and implementation of strategic partnerships with community groups, government agencies, and other appropriate organizations
  • Maintains a working knowledge of library resources, and an awareness of new resources and technologies and effectively uses and teaches the library's resources
  • Develops, publicizes, implements and evaluates adult programming, classes and outreach services, including reading discussion groups, library and technology literacy
  • Collaborates with a team of professional and paraprofessional staff and with other city agencies
  • Interprets library services and policies to patrons in a clear and courteous manner
  • Contributes to creating an environment oriented to trust, open communication, creative thinking, and cohesive team effort
  • Actively participates in staff development and training opportunities
  • Works at various locations within the library system, including mobile library services
  • Performs other duties, as assigned, consistent with the functions of the work unit and level of responsibilities

MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATION STANDARDS FOR PERFORMING ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of search skills using paper and electronic resources
  • Ability to initiate, organize, and self-direct work responsibility under moderate supervision
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate with professional and paraprofessional staff about concepts, ideas, and requirements
  • Strong commitment to consistent excellent customer service to a diverse population in an urban environment
  • High level of professionalism and commitment to the organization
  • Embrace opportunities to learn in a fast-paced changing environment
  • Demonstrate proficiency in current and emerging technologies
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to create positive working relationships with a diverse staff
  • Ability to learn and use library technologies
  • Ability to maintain patron confidentiality
  • Ability to push book carts and bins loaded with library materials
  • Ability to reach and retrieve books at high and low shelf heights
  • Ability to stand and or sit for prolonged periods of time
  • Ability to perform bending, stopping, lifting, pushing, and twisting
  • Ability to perform repetitive hand and arm motions for prolonged periods of time
  • Ability to move or lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Knowledge of the principles and correct usage of the English language including grammar, punctuation, and spelling

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bilingual

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education: MLS from a library school accredited by the American Library Association or approved by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners Experience: Relevant experience will be considered Schedule: Includes evening and weekend assignments, and working at other locations Travel: Ability to travel to required locations in a timely manner. A valid driver's license is required CORI/SORI: Must pass a Criminal/ Sex Offender Background Check

Open Until Filled To apply, please visit: www.worcesterma.gov/employment or send resume and cover letter (required for consideration) to: City of Worcester, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA 01608. EOE/ AA employer. Preference is given to Worcester Residents.

The information in this summary indicates the general nature and level of work performed within this role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position.

The Worcester Public Library makes every effort to support ALA's "Core Competences of Librarianship" http://www.ala.org/educationcareers/careers/corecomp as approved and adopted as policy by the ALA Council, January 27th 2009 and, as an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, values diversity and aims to have its workforce reflect the community. The City of Worcester is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Direct inquiries to: City Hall Human Resources 109, 508-799-1030, HR@worcesterma.gov

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Assistant Archivist, Instruction & Reference, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY

The American Heritage Center of the University of Wyoming is seeking an Instruction & Reference Archivist who is a creative, dynamic, articulate, and out-going professional interested and skilled in primary sources engagement, instruction, and reference services.

Professional Practice:

Supports the academic mission of the University of Wyoming. The Assistant Archivist serves as the archive's primary contact for instructional support/information literacy instruction for the Reference Service unit. Develops course content, activities, and assessments, and works collaboratively with other archivists to teach research and information literacy skills to students to support UW's general education curriculum. Works with teaching faculty to promote primary source literacy, and develop services and strategies to actively engage students; provides tours. Also performs reference service for the American Heritage Center including responding to research and information requests, and working at least one half-day shift per week on the reading room desk.

The successful candidate will have the ability to work well under pressure, work well in a team-environment; demonstrate self-confidence, and professional creativity. As a faculty archivist, the candidate will be engaged in collection development, donor relations, public programs, research and/or creative activity, University and professional service. The candidate may supervise part-time workers, and assist in other duties as assigned. The position reports to the Manager Reference Services

STATUS OF POSITION:

Archivists at UW have faculty status with extended term appointments possible after five years. Faculty duties include scholarly research and writing, as well as active participation in professional organizations by service on committees and presentations at conferences.

The University of Wyoming invites diverse applicants to consider our employment opportunities. We are also especially interested in candidates who have experience working with diverse populations and/or diverse initiatives.

Minimum Qualifications

  • MA, MLS/MLIS, or equivalent.
  • Experience teaching in an archival/special collections setting.
  • Demonstrated understanding of instruction with primary sources.
  • Experience working with historical materials, archives/library practices.
  • Experience engaging communities through archival collections.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, problem solving, and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated understanding of archival principles and practices.
  • Demonstrated capacity for (or evidence of) service and scholarship consistent with the requirements of archivists at the AHC.

 

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience providing classroom teaching/information literacy in an archival setting, providing tours, and providing archives reference services in an public repository setting.
  • Demonstrated work with historical/archival collections, evidence of professional leadership.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the archival profession evinced by active participation in regional and national organizations, presentation of papers and submission of articles, and continuing education.

Required Materials

Complete on-line application and upload the following as one document: cover letter, resume and contact information for four (4) work-related references, two (2) of which should be current or previous supervisors.

Hiring Statement

The University of Wyoming is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All 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 or any other characteristic protected by law and University policy. To review the EEO is the Law Poster and itsSupplement, please see The Diversity & Fairness page.

Pursuant to Wyoming State law, W.S. 19-14-102, as amended, an honorably discharged veteran who has been a resident of the state of Wyoming for one (1) year or more at any time prior to the date when the veteran applies for employment, or any surviving spouse who was married to such veteran at the time of the veteran's death, who is receiving federal survivor benefits based on the veteran's military service and is applying for employment, shall receive an interview preference during the applicant screening process with the University of Wyoming. At the time of application the applicant must possess the business capacity, competency, education or other qualifications required for the position. If disabilities do not materially interfere with performance of job duties, disabled veterans will be given preference over able-bodied veterans. Appropriate documentation of veteran status must be provided at time of application as outlined in the application process. No preference will be given to a veteran currently employed by a public department.

We conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of the background check.

Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and selection process. Please notify Human Resources at least three (3) working days prior to the date of need.

The University of Wyoming is located in Laramie, a town of 30,000 in the heart of the Rocky Mountain West. The state of Wyoming continues to invest in its university, helping to make it a leader in academics, research and outreach. The university has state-of-the-art facilities in many areas and the community provides the advantages of a major university.

Located in a high mountain valley near the Colorado border, Laramie offers both outstanding recreational opportunities and close proximity to Colorado's Front Range, a bustling group of metropolitan cities including Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins. This beautiful mountain landscape offers outdoor enjoyment in all seasons, with over 300 days of sunshine annually. For more information about the region, please visit http://visitlaramie.org/


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Senior Librarian, Creative Services, Pikes Peak Library District, Colorado Springs, CO

Senior Library: Creative Services

Pikes Peak Library District (Colorado Springs, CO) is growing, and a fantastic opportunity for an experienced librarian is available!

 

Imagine working at the foot of Pikes Peak in a fantastic library district with phenomenal colleagues. Consider helping to shape the district, thinking about the big picture as a part of the Creative Services team.

 

Creative Services? Yes, we deal in all things makerspace and studio, as well as the services and programs that go hand in hand with them. Starting to see the image in your mind?

 

So, what does that mean we're looking for? We want a mountain climber (not literally, though did we mention we have mountains in our backyard?) ready to scale the heights of possibility, a visionary who can see the path beyond the challenges, an innovator who knows that change brings opportunities for the seizing, a collaborative teammate, a friend of technology, a creative at heart with a give-it-a-shot mentality, a program axe-person (when needed - not all programs work out). If these phrases describe you, or you think they could with a little training, please take a look at our exciting Senior Librarian position in Creative Services, as well as all other job openings, at ppld.org/jobs.

The direct link to the job posting ishttps://ppld.org/sites/default/files/employment/vacancies/222020802-092018.pdf.

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Librarian, Bunker Hill Community College Library, Boston, MA

Position Title: Part-Time Librarian, Two Positions

Summary of Job Responsibilities

Reporting to the Director of the Library and Learning Commons, this position will work in the Bunker Hill Community College Library & Learning Commons on the Charlestown campus.

This position is for up to 18 hours per week and includes evening shifts.

Primary Job Duties

  • Interacts and provides assistance to patrons (students, faculty, staff and guests) in identifying, locating and accessing information online.
  • Provide instructional services and research assistance in individual and group settings using print and electronic sources.
  • Provide technology assistance and troubleshooting of issues with computers, printers and other equipment.
  • Assist in the development of guides (online/electronic and in print) to improve access and use of information including, but not limited to the navigation of databases, style and format guides, subject-specific guides, copyright, and plagiarism.

Required Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library and/or Information Science (M.L.I.S. or M.L.S.).
  • Familiarity with integrated library systems
  • Ability to work this position's specific schedule
  • Proven ability to provide information literacy workshops for students and faculty.
  • Proven ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff and student population
  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Strong communication skills- written and oral
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficiency using Evergreen ILS
  • One to two years of post-Master's degree experience involving library operations, Information Literacy, library information systems, and reference experience in an academic library, preferably in a community college library.

 

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to Vivica Pierre, Library Director, at vdpierre@bhcc.mass.edu.

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Information Services Assistant, The Farmington Libraries, Farmington, CT

Part-time Information Services Assistant

25 hours/week

The Farmington Libraries are seeking a creative and enthusiastic individual to work closely with the Information Services team to deliver service beyond expectations to our active and vibrant community.

The information services assistant will be responsible for assisting customers with reference inquiries and reader's advisory; delivering new and original hands-on programs for adults and teens in our Maker Space and Studio environments; conducting one-on-one and small group computer classes on a variety of subjects; and working on other projects as assigned.

Qualified applicants must possess exemplary oral and written communication skills, be self-motivated, adept at using and teaching various types of technology, and work well in a team environment.  

A bachelor's degree and two years of customer service experience are required. A master's degree or coursework towards a master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program preferred. Public library experience preferred. 

This is a part-time 25-hour per week position that includes evening and weekend hours. This position includes paid holiday, sick and vacation time only. This position is not eligible to receive retirement or medical benefits.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Laura A. Horn, Assistant Director/Head of Information Services via email at lhorn@farmingtonlibraries.org 

No phone calls please. Position open until filled. The Farmington Libraries are an EOE/AA employer.  

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Call for Chapters: Homeschooling and Libraries

Homeschooling and Libraries



Book Publisher: McFarland 



Vera Gubnitskaia, co-editor, Library Partnerships with Writers and Poets (McFarland, 2017); public, academic librarian, indexer.



Carol Smallwood, co-editor. Library's Role in Supporting Financial Literacy for Patrons (Rowman& Littlefield, 2016); public library administrator, special, school librarian. 



One or two chapters (3,000-5,000 words) sought from U.S. practicing academic, public, school, special librarians, LIS faculty, library administrators, and board members. Successful proposals will address creative, practical, how-to chapters and case studies depicting a variety of specific programs, projects, aspects, and angles of the library role and impact on homeschooling process, families, and students, within the library walls and beyond. We are also looking for ideas (whether implemented or not) that can serve as a basis, a foundation, to incorporate into an MLIS course; a Human Resources' or an organizational plan, as well as a kick-start to personal career goals planning. A tentative Table of Contents can be provided per request.



No previously published, simultaneously submitted material. One, two, or three authors per chapter. Compensation: one complimentary copy per 3,000-5,000 word chapter accepted no matter how many co-authors or if one or two chapters by the same author(s); author discount. Contributors are expected to sign a release form in order to be published.



Please e-mail titles of proposed chapter(s) with a concise clear summary or brief outline of the main talking points by October 30, 2018, with brief bio on each author; place HOM, Your Name, on subject line to gubnitv11@gmail.com

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Acquisitions & Serials Coordinator, Goddard Library, Clark University, Worcester, MA

Clark University's Goddard Library seeks to fill the position of Acquisitions & Serials Coordinator. Reporting to the Head of Collections Management, the successful candidate will oversee the Library's acquisitions and serials and the staff and workflows of this unit. Primary responsibilities for this position include managing the acquisitions of library resources in all formats; supervising daily operations of the unit's staff; recording, monitoring, and reporting on all expenditures and related financial activities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Included in a range of responsibilities, the Acquisitions & Serials Coordinator will:

  • Process invoices and resolve problems with outstanding orders and bills.
  • Serve as the primary vendor contact for these activities.
  • Reconcile acquisitions funds with university budget lines.
  • Compile, monitor, manage, review, analyze, and report the expenditures and financial reporting for the Library acquisitions budget of over $1.5 million.
  • Collaborate with Collections Head and other staff on selected acquisitions initiatives and issues, including evolving acquisitions and other library technology, acquisitions policies, database and vendor selection, etc.
  • Additional responsibilities in other library units, as needed and depending on skills and background.

Qualifications for the position:

Required:

  • ALA accredited master's degree or Bachelor's degree with 2 years of related Library experience.
  • Minimum of one year of library experience with acquisitions or similar purchasing duties in a business environment.
  • Knowledge of accounting principles with respect to library acquisitions, including fund accounting.
  • Excellent organizational skills with ability to effectively manage time and set priorities.
  • Effective analytical, oral, written, and interpersonal skills.
  • Well-organized and detail-oriented.

Preferred:

  • Previous supervisory and academic library experience.
  • Experience compiling and reviewing acquisitions data for decision-making.
  • Proficiency using an integrated library system (Voyager highly preferred), particularly the Acquisitions module, especially the ledgers section;
  • Experience with bibliographic utilities, such as OCLC and YBP's Gobi.
  • Experience in a library serials unit.
  • Demonstrated strong technology and troubleshooting skills; ability to both to collaborate and to work independently.

This is a full-time, 40 hours per week, 12 month position with excellent benefits, which include employee and family tuition benefits, 4 weeks' vacation, generous retirement plan, free use of campus fitness center and many more.

Application Materials:

Review of applications will begin September 25, 2018. Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience. Please email résumé and cover letter to <resumes@clarku.edu>. Applicants must reference Job code 199853 in the subject line to be considered for this position.

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Multiple Positions, School of Information Science, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

The School of Information Science is currently conducting two faculty searches. Both are assistant professor, tenure-track positions. One position focuses on Digital Youth while the second position focuses on Knowledge Organization. Both positions will remain open until filled. Application review will begin October 1. 
 
Digital Youth Assistant Professor
Read the job description
Apply here
 
Knowledge Organization Assistant Professor
Read the job description
Apply here
 
Read about benefits at the University of Kentucky here and here. The University of Kentucky is an equal opportunity employer.

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Call for Papers: IJIDI - Engaging Disability

Call for Papers: The International Journal of Information, Diversity, & Inclusion (IJIDI)-Special Issue

"Engaging Disability: Social Science Perspectives on Information and Inclusion"

The International Journal of Information, Diversity, & Inclusion (IJIDI) invites submissions for a special issue focused on social scientific perspectives on information and disability inclusion and empowerment. We welcome full research papers that make a novel contribution to this area of research; this may be empirical, theory-based, methodological, and/or practical in nature, and we encourage international perspectives and collaborations. We will also have a special section for student work, works in progress, opinion pieces, and professional reports.

Extended abstracts of up to 1,000 words for full research papers and up to 500 words for contributions to the special section are due by 31 October 2018. Authors will be notified of acceptance in mid-November, and final papers will be due by 1 March 2019.

We seek submissions from different disciplines and perspectives for this special issue of IJIDI. The goal of this special issue is to bring together researchers who focus specifically on Engaging Disability. Topics and themes related to disability and information access may include, but will not be limited to:

  • Physical, intellectual, and socio-cultural barriers and supports related to disability, information access, and inclusion
  • Analysis of international information policy considerations of disability
  • Hidden/invisible/latent disability
  • Engaging and including disability in libraries, museums, archives, and other information organizations
  • Disability and employment in LIS
  • Disability and higher education in LIS
  • Faculty and librarians with disabilities: Is technology inclusive or exclusive?
  • Accessibility and usability (broadly conceived)
  • Accessibility and usability (broadly conceived)
  • Children and youth with disabilities in the context of information concepts
  • Intersectionality and disability: Exploring multiple identities
  • The disability culture: Information and technology issues

Kim M. Thompson of the University of South Carolina will be guest editor for this issue, which is scheduled for publication in October 2019. Please contact KimThompson@sc.edu should you have any questions about this call. IJIDI Author Guidelines are available at: http://publish.lib.umd.edu/IJIDI/about/submissions#authorGuidelines.

Schedule: Call for Papers: October 2018
Extended Abstracts due: 31 October 2018 (with notification of acceptance by mid-November 2018)
Accepted Papers due: 1 March 2019
Peer Review: March 2019
Revised Papers due: 1 July 2019
Publication: October 2019 (issue 4)

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Diversity Residency, William F. Ekstrom Library, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

What is the job description?

The Diversity Residency is for recent MLS graduates who are members of historically underrepresented groups with less than three years of professional library experience and who want to pursue a career in academic librarianship. The residency is focused on reference and instruction and below are some of the key responsibilities:

  • Teaches information literacy sessions
  • Provides reference help in person and virtually
  • Serves as a liaison to specific subject disciplines and to one or more of the campus diversity offices
  • Contributes to the University's diversity and inclusion goals, as well as the Libraries' goals
  • Participates in library, university, and/or professional committees
  • Engages in professional activities such as attending conferences, giving presentations, and writing for professional publications

How long is the position?

This is a term faculty position with an initial 12-month contract. A second year twelve-month contract is possible. The position is a maximum of two years.

As a librarian new to the field, do you expect me to already know how to fulfill all of the job responsibilities?

No, we understand that applicants are still learning about how to fulfill the responsibilities of the position. The residency serves as guided entry into the field of librarianship. It is housed in a very supportive department. We also offer additional support by matching the resident with a University Libraries mentor who can help with navigating the learning curve. 

Full Job Announcement: https://library.louisville.edu/ekstrom/residency

For more information and to apply visit:

Do you have more questions?

Check out our FAQ or contact:

Anna Marie Johnson

Head, Research Assistance and Instruction Department

annamarie@louisville.edu

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Reference Librarian, Abington Public Library, Abington, MA

Abington Public Library

Part-time Reference Librarian 

The Abington Public Library is accepting applications for a part-time (14 - 18 hours per week) Reference Librarian. The successful candidate will possess a positive customer service attitude and the ability to be friendly, courteous and tactful with the public, as well as proficiency in the areas of responsibility detailed below.      

 

Areas of Responsibility: Assists the public in meeting information needs using print, non-print, electronic, and Internet resources. Provides in-house, telephone and e-mail reference service to library users. Provides instruction to the public in using all of the library's resources by means of individual assistance, conducting workshops and preparing handouts and other print materials. Working with the Library Director and the Assistant Librarian for Adult Services, selects and catalogs adult non-fiction and reference materials in print, non-print and electronic formats using professionally recognized standards. Working with the Library Director and the Assistant Librarian for Adult Services, assesses adult non-fiction and reference collections and withdraws as necessary to retain the currency, accuracy and  relevance of the collection. Organizes and indexes reference materials, such as local community resources files, a directory of Internet resources, and local, state and federal government documents. Prepares reading lists, bibliographies and displays of topical materials to meet patron needs. Creates appropriate signage for adult reference and non-fiction areas. Coordinates non-fiction and reference materials with the Abington Public Schools secondary level curriculum frameworks and assignments. Working with the Children's Librarian, develops and presents instructional lessons for upper-elementary and secondary school class visits. Assists the Library Director and other designated staff members in maintaining and troubleshooting technology. Occasionally assists at the circulation desk and all staff members may be called upon to perform other library duties as assigned. 

 

Qualifications: ALA accredited MLS or equivalent school library media specialist advanced degree strongly preferred. Bachelor's degree including course work in library science, children's/young adult literature and information technology required, with enrollment in an ALA accredited MLS program or a graduate program for school library media desirable.  Knowledge of the principles and practices of professional librarianship is essential.  Experience working with children/teens in either a public library or school situation required.  Ability to work comfortably in a Windows environment with thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, desktop publishing and email is necessary. Working knowledge of the use of computers for library functions; knowledge of SIRSI/DYNIX Symphony preferred.  Demonstrated willingness to stay current with technological trends. Excellent written, verbal and customer service skills. Ability to frequently walk, stand, bend, stoop, kneel, sit, reach above the head and lift up to 30 pounds; strength is needed to push loaded book trucks and arrange furniture in the meeting rooms.

    

Hours and Benefits: This is a non-union position and not eligible for benefits. Typical schedule includes two weekday shifts, one evening per week, and rotating Saturdays during the academic year (typically late August through late May). The salary is $21.19 per hour.

 

Closing Date: October 9, 2018 at 5:00 PM.

 

Submit: Resume, cover letter and Town of Abington employment application which may be found on the Town of Abington website:

http://www.abingtonma.gov/sites/abingtonma/files/file/file/employment_app.pdf

to: Deborah Grimmett, Library Director at ablib@ocln.org. EOE.

 

While electronic submissions are preferred, submissions may be mailed to:

Deborah Grimmett, Library Director

Abington Public Library

600 Gliniewicz Way

Abington, MA 02351

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Acquisitions & Technical Services Assistant/Library Assistant II, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, North Adams, MA

Acquisitions and Technical Services Assistant/Library Assistant II, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (North Adams, MA)

Job Description:

Freel Library is seeking an innovative, self-directed Acquisitions and Technical Services Assistant to work with library staff and use various technology applications to help create a welcoming and responsive library environment centered on student learning. Primary responsibilities include assisting with acquisitions, cataloging, and library administration. The Acquisitions and Technical Services Assistant also serves as a backup member of circulation services and supervises part-time student employees, as necessary. Responsibilities may change in response to library priorities, as established by regular library-wide planning. The position of Acquisitions and Technical Services Assistant is identified as an "essential employee" and is required to staff the library during snow emergency days and other campus closings. The regular semester schedule is Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm.  Scheduled hours change during breaks in the semester, for finals, and during the summer months.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participates in acquisition activities and assists with purchasing/subscribing, receiving, tracking, and documenting all materials in all formats.
  • Participates in cataloging activities and assists with technical processing and cataloging of materials and resources in all formats.
  • Provides administrative support and coordination.
  • Provides backup to circulation department.


Requirements:

  • Applicants must have at least one year of full-time or equivalent part-time, paraprofessional experience as a library assistant - two plus years preferred.
  • BA or BS degree from accredited institution of higher learning preferred.
  • Knowledge of the methods used in performing library research and bibliographic searches; knowledge of OCLC Connexion preferred.
  • Flexibility appropriate for a dynamic work setting, including schedule changes that are seasonal and/or respond to institutional needs, and the desire to participate in collaborative problem solving.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Strong commitment to excellent customer service.
  • Ability to work with a diverse population and help create a welcoming, inclusive library environment.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment.
  • General office experience and comfort with computers, MS Office, and Internet skills.
  • Interest in acquiring new skills in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

For more information and to apply, please go to http://mcla.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=102923

Deadline for applications is October 12, 2018.

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Instruction Librarian, Radford University, Radford, VA

The John P. McConnell Library at Radford University seeks a creative, enthusiastic, useroriented librarian to join a team of library faculty who value collaboration and are committed to providing exceptional public services to our academic community. As part of our library instruction team, the librarian will design, develop, teach, and assess student-centered, courseintegrated information literacy workshops. The Instruction Librarian will provide generalized research assistance which includes evening hours and may include weekend hours. This is a twelve-month, non-tenured professional faculty position, with starting rank based upon experience and qualifications. It includes responsibilities for collection development, university services, and professional contributions.

Required qualifications:

A Master's degree in library science or equivalent from an ALAaccredited program conferred prior to appointment

  • Demonstrated interest in information literacy theory and practice
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity and inclusion 

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with library instruction, such as orientations, curriculum-integrated workshops, and faculty workshops.
  • Experience in working in an academic library environment

Radford University is a comprehensive public university of more than 9,400 students that has received national recognition for many of its undergraduate and graduate academic programs, as well as its sustainability initiatives. The university is focused on providing outstanding academic programs in a student-centered environment. It is well known for its strong faculty/student bonds and innovative use of technology in the learning environment. Radford is located by the New River close to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, 36 miles southwest of Roanoke, VA. 

Apply online at http://jobs.radford.edu/postings/6605. Applicants must complete an online application and attach a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references, and unofficial transcript of all degrees earned. Review of applications will begin on October 22, 2018.

Radford University is an EO/AA employer committed to diversity. Women, minorities and veterans are encouraged to apply. This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified protected veterans, and requires affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans. 

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Lecturer, School of Information Management, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS

The School of Information Management (SIM) invites applications for a probationary tenure-track, tenure-track or tenured position at the rank of Lecturer, Assistant Professor or Associate Professor commencing July 1st 2019 (negotiable).

 

The Faculty of Management is developing a new Masters program in Digital Innovation jointly with the Faculty of Computer Science. Positions relating to this new program are being advertised in the Faculty of Computer Science, Rowe School of Business, and School of Information Management. It is an occasion to join a strong and diversified team, in an environment where new programs are being introduced. Please see also the Rowe School of Business posting (https://blogs.dal.ca/academiccareers/2018/09/21/rowe-school-of-business-career-stream/and Computer Science posting (https://blogs.dal.ca/academiccareers/2018/09/21/faculty-of-computer-science-career-stream/) for details on those positions and how to apply. Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit applications to more than one competition.

 

This position combines teaching, research, and administrative responsibilities. The School seeks candidates with a strong interest in, and capacity for, interdisciplinary research. Candidates will be expected to teach in at least two programs at the graduate or undergraduate levels. Professional information management experience will be an asset.

 

The successful candidate will have a PhD (or ABD status) in information management or a related discipline, with research expertise and/or teaching experience in one or more of the following areas: 

  • Data management, including analytics, visualization, curation, and preservation
  • Information systems
  • Information risk management
  • New and emerging media and/or technology, including digital transformation
  • Other relevant areas including organizational learning, collaboration, user experience, or knowledge management

 

The SIM (http://sim.management.dal.ca) offers two graduate programs: the American Library Association-accredited Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) program, and the mid-career blended learning Master of Information Management (MIM) program. At the undergraduate level, the School provides core and elective courses in the Bachelor of Management program, delivered collaboratively with the three other schools in the Faculty of Management. The School also participates in Dalhousie's Interdisciplinary PhD program.

 

The SIM is part of the interdisciplinary Faculty of Management (http://www.dal.ca/faculty/management.html), which also includes the School of Public Administration, the School for Resource and Environmental Studies, and the Rowe School of Business. The Faculty of Management's mission is to collaboratively advance management knowledge and practice, and its vision is inspiring managerial solutions to transform lives. We seek an additional colleague who will contribute to, and thrive in, this environment.

 

Dalhousie University (http://www.dal.ca/) is one of Canada's leading teaching and research universities, with four professional faculties; a Faculty of Graduate Studies; and a diverse complement of graduate programs. Inter-faculty collaborative and interactive research is encouraged, as is cooperation in teaching. Dalhousie University inspires students, faculty, staff and alumni to make significant contributions regionally, nationally, and to the world.

 

Dalhousie University is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Halifax is a vibrant capital city and is the business, academic, and medical centre for Canada's east coast.

 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.

 

Review of applications will begin on October 22, 2018. To receive full consideration, please submit your application by this deadline. Applications received after October 22 may also be considered.

 

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of past teaching evaluations, and statements of teaching philosophy and of research interests. (Each statement should be approximately one page.) Applications must also include a completed Self-Identification Questionnaire, which is available at www.dal.ca/becounted/selfid.

Applications should be directed to:

Ms. Kim Humes

School of Information Management

Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building

6100 University Avenue, Suite 4010

PO BOX 15000

Halifax, NS B3H 4R2

sim@dal.ca

Fax:  902-494-2451

Voice:  902-494-3656      

 

Electronic applications are preferred.

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Technology & Content Strategy Manager, Suffolk Public Library, Suffolk, VA

Technology & Content Strategy Manager

Closing 10/7/2018

Suffolk, VA

The Technology and Content Strategy Manager is responsible for all department operations and staff. Plans and monitors activities in the following areas: Information Technology, Collection Management, Technical Services (Acquisitions, Cataloging, and Processing), and Technology Support. Oversees the development and application of new technologies. Participates in the planning and evaluation of programs, services, and goals for the entire library. Responsible for planning, organizing, monitoring, and directing the day to day operations and staff in this area and ensures that all services are in alignment with the library's strategic goals and are implemented effectively. Reports to the Director of Libraries. 

www.suffolkpubliclibrary/careers/

 

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Assistant, Faculty Senate, Simmons University, Boston, MA

Position: Assistant to the Faculty Senate
 
The Faculty Senate is looking for a student interested in working 5 hours a week, $15 an hour, to take meeting minute notes at Senate meetings on Wednesday 2-3:30 pm. Student must be methodical and be able to maintain confidentiality.
If you're interested, please contact Prof. Diane Grossman.

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Library Clerk, Pawling Library, Pawling, NY

The Pawling Library is looking for a part-time clerk to join our team by working at the circulation desk. This position will work every Sunday 11:30 AM - 4 PM, plus one two-hour shift on alternating weeks. The day of the alternating shift will be fixed in accordance with the availability of the successful candidate.

This job requires attention to detail, ability to work independently and with others, multi-tasking, and most importantly strong customer service skills.

The library clerk performs the following functions:

  • All circulation duties: included but not limited to checking items in and out, pulling holds, processing materials, registering patrons, collecting fines, shelving and shelf maintenance.
  • Provides information to the public on library policies and procedures.
  • Performs routine searches and updates of computer records.
  • Contacts patrons to deliver messages or information on library materials.
  • Provides reference and readers advisory when needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the library director.

We are looking for a candidate with the following skills:

  • Interest in library materials (such as books, movies, and video games) and library events.
  • A large degree of comfort with technology.
  • Ability to answer questions about the library.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others.

Position: Part-Time: 11 hours per biweekly pay period

Pay: $10.40 - $13.50/hr, depending on experience

Benefits: After six months of employment, part-time employees accrue paid time off in proportion to their hours worked.

Instructions to Applicants

Interested individuals should apply online at https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/jobs/

Deadline to apply: Thursday, November 1st, 2018

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Multiple Positions, Sno-Isle Libraries, Marysville, WA

ABOUT US

Sno-Isle Libraries is a large, two-county district in the beautiful North Puget Sound region of Washington State. It encompasses rugged timberlands and suburban centers, rolling farmlands and ocean vistas. Set in the fastest-growing corner of the state, Sno-Isle Libraries serves 728,745 residents in Washington's Snohomish and Island counties through 23 community libraries, online services, and Library on Wheels. Learn more at sno-isle.org.

THE APPLICATION PROCESS

**Sno-Isle employees MUST apply through Paycom to be considered as an Internal candidate**

Use your PayCom Username to create your profile. Apply through the Job Opportunities option located on the PayCom homepage. Online applications must be submitted by 9:59 p.m. on the closing date. Incomplete applications may disqualify you. Resumes and letters of interest are encouraged and should be attached during the application process and will not be accepted as a substitute for a completed Sno-Isle application. Questions may be directed to Human Resources at:

Sno-Isle Human Resources
Marysville Service Center
7312 35th Avenue NE
Marysville, WA 98271-7417

Phone: 360-651-7000
Fax: 360-651-7151
TTY: 800-647-3753

Applications will be screened and applicants who best match the needs of posted positions will be contacted by phone if selected for an interview. The hiring process can take a minimum of 4 to 8 weeks. Applicants who need accommodations during the application or interview process should contact the Human Resources Department (360) 651-7000.

Positions located at a community library location may include morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend hours including Sundays. A successful candidate may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on library needs.

All offers of employment are conditioned on the provision of satisfactory proof of applicant's identity and legal authority to work in the U.S. Offers of employment are also conditioned on Sno-Isle's receipt of satisfactory responses to reference requests and a criminal background check, when required.

Library Assistant II

Location: Service Center (Marysville)
Pay Range: $17.02 - $23.39 Hourly
Hours per week: 40
Job Requisition: 13968

Closing Date: 10/04/2018, 9:59 PM

Job Summary
Incumbents in this position contribute to a high standard of customer service by efficiently processing customer requests for materials under appropriate guidelines. Perform general library support tasks to contribute to the Library District's efficient operation. Assist with collection maintenance and general clerical support for Collection Services librarians.

Essential Functions
Perform bibliographic searches using online resources, vendors' databases, and the Library's integrated library system (ILS). Verify information necessary for librarians to make purchase decisions and route requests to appropriate selector.

Perform maintenance of the customer and bibliographic databases in the Library's ILS.

Support interlibrary loan services for Sno-Isle customers, including accessing customer requests, placing holds, and returning materials to proper locations for processing.

Respond to requests for loan of Sno-Isle materials through the interlibrary loan database; respond online with status and supply materials requested.

Create and process reports from the Library's ILS.

Page II *Continuous* Job 12201

Starting Pay: $13.55 - $18.61 (15 hrs/wk)

Sno-Isle Libraries is accepting applications for Page II positions on a continuous basis. Based on the need for positions or the functionality of this posting, we may suspend or discontinue it at any time.

This position may include morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend hours including Sundays. Successful candidate may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on library needs.

About the Process:
Please indicate your interest in specific community libraries by selecting them in the application's supplemental questionnaire. Those who are invited to an interview will be contacted by phone. Successful incumbents will then be placed in a retained pool and remain there until a position becomes available.

Job Summary
The Page II position will perform sorting, shelving, locating, materials movement and library support tasks at a community library to contribute to its effective operation.

Essential Functions
Provide effective and efficient library support services to include collecting and sorting by classification returned materials from book drops and circulation areas as well as shelving and retrieving materials.

Perform basic circulation support duties, other than direct customer service.

Assist in maintaining the library's shelved materials areas and reading rooms in neat, clean and orderly condition.

Assist with shelf readings as assigned.

Assist with general clerical support to include assisting with the operation and maintenance of equipment as well as photocopying and distributing materials.

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Business/Instructional Librarian, Salisbury University Libraries, Salisbury, MD

The Salisbury University Libraries are accepting applications for the position of Business/Instructional Librarian reporting to the Chair of Research/Instructional Services.  This is a full-time, permanent status track library faculty position expected to begin January 15, 2019 or as soon thereafter as possible.

The Salisbury University Libraries comprise the main campus library and the Nabb Center for Delmarva History and Culture. Both are located in the state-of-the art Guerrieri Academic Commons which opened in August 2016. The Libraries also include the Curriculum Resource Center. The SU Libraries are user-oriented with relatively small collections but a dynamic staff with a deep commitment to meeting the information needs of our students and faculty.  We seek a creative, dynamic, and collaborative applicant to join the staff.

Primary Job Duties: Serve as the librarian liaison to several academic departments in the Perdue School of Business. The librarian will be responsible for instruction, collection development, and other support for the liaison departments' teaching and research-related information needs. Creative and effective instruction is especially important.  Participate in providing face-to-face and electronic reference services, including some evening and weekend hours. Cooperate with other librarians in library-wide instructional activities, such as developing activities for and teaching sessions of freshman English classes.  Serve on committees and task forces and be active professionally.

 

Minimum Qualifications: MLS from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent degree from a foreign institution by start date. Related experience working in academic or research libraries. Demonstrated knowledge of principles and best practices in information literacy instruction. Demonstrated knowledge of business reference sources and best practices in reference services and information literacy. The ability to be flexible is absolutely essential. Must be committed to contributing to a culturally diverse educational and work environment.

 

Preferred Qualifications: Undergraduate or graduate degree in business. Reference and library instruction experience specifically in business. Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills. 

 

Applications received by October 5, 2018 will receive first consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appointment will be contingent upon verification of eligibility to work in the U.S.

 

Applications and supporting documents are accepted only via Salisbury University's Online Employment Application System. Please visit our website www.salisbury.edu/HR/Jobs to apply online. See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions.

 

To be considered an applicant, you must apply online and submit the following in order for your application to be complete: 1) a letter of interest; 2) curriculum vitae; and, 3) the names and phone numbers of at least three professional references. If you have any questions about the position, please contact the search chair, Susan Brazer, at sebrazer@salisbury.edu. Please do not send any documents via email.

 

This position is based in Salisbury, Maryland. Salisbury University is a member of the University System of Maryland. It is a regionally accredited four-year comprehensive institution offering 58 distinct graduate and undergraduate programs. Founded in 1925, Salisbury University features a beautiful campus close to ocean beaches and the Chesapeake Bay and 2-3 hours from the metropolitan areas of Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Norfolk.  SU is consistently ranked among the nation's top colleges and 'best values' by U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review, Kiplinger's Personal Finance and other publications. SU has 416 full-time faculty members serving a student population of approximately 8700.

Diversity and inclusion are core values of Salisbury University. We strive to create a truly diverse and inclusive environment where the richness of ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives of our community is harnessed to create value for our University community to include students, faculty, and staff, today and in the future. To this end, the University recruits exceptional and diverse faculty, staff, and students from across Maryland, the United States, and around the world, supporting all members of the University community as they work together to achieve institutional goals and vision. To learn more about the University's commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus, please visit www.salisbury.edu/equity.  

 

Salisbury University has a strong institutional commitment to diversity and equal employment opportunities to all qualified people. The University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other legally protected characteristics. Direct all inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policy to: Humberto Aristizabal, Associate Vice President, Institutional Equity, Title IX Coordinator, 100 Holloway Hall; Tel. (410) 548-3508.

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Library Assistant, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

https://jobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_jobdetail.asp?partnerid=25240&siteid=5341&Areq=46831BR

 

Business Title: Library Assistant V

 

Duties & Responsibilities:

Under general supervision, the candidate is involved in independently maintaining the smooth workflow of technical-service tasks and, in the absence of the librarian, assisting patrons with simple reference requests and prompt access to the resources in the Fairbank Center Collection.

 

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

Logs in and maintains subscription records, checking for accuracy and missing items, initiates corrective actions and maintains files;

Processes incoming new English- and Chinese-language monographs;

Manages library shelving, including re-shelving after patron use;

Engages in routine copy-cataloguing, using prepared copy and/or existing data.  Enters and maintains authority records in library database;

End-processing of all incoming materials; maintains liaison with Harvard Library Cataloguing Services;

Preparation of materials for bindery, and processing of materials upon receipt from bindery;

Substantial copying and scanning of materials as required;

Locating and retrieving materials from other Harvard Libraries;

Completing other tasks and special projects as needed.

 

Basic Qualifications:

Reading and speaking knowledge of Chinese (Mandarin). Pinyin transliteration skills. Experience with Microsoft Office applications.

PLEASE NOTE: RESUME MUST LIST EXPERIENCE WITH ALL OF THE BASIC QUALIFICATIONS OR IT WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

 

Additional Qualifications:

BA preferred. Experience with HOLLIS. Previous library experience and/or library degree preferred. Priority to internal candidate who has a familiarity with the Harvard library system and ALMA. Knowledge and interest in contemporary China. Strong organizational skills and very careful attention to detail.

 

Ability to work well with patrons and other library and Fairbank Center staff. Flexibility in adjusting work flow based on the needs of the librarian.

Additional Information:

All formal offers will be made by FAS Human Resources

 

We invite individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and abilities to be a part of our community.

 

Start date of November 1st, 2018 preferred.

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Intern, Adult Programming & Outreach, Framingham Public Library, Framingham, MA

Position: Adult Programming and Outreach Intern

Department: Library, Community and Outreach Services 

Stipend: $300

Hours: 8-10 hours per week

The Framingham Public Library, a recognized leader in collaborative programming with a 53,000 sq. ft. Downtown Main Library and a new 17,000 sq. ft. branch library, located 20 miles west of Boston seeks a dynamic and energetic Adult Programming and Outreach Intern with the creativity, flexibility and enthusiasm for service to help the Library fulfill its mission as a premier community resource for free inquiry, creative enrichment, and lifelong learning.


Organizational Scope:

Works under the direction of the Supervisor of Community and Outreach Services.

Assists Supervisor of Community and Outreach Services and programming staff in planning, facilitating, and executing programs at both the Main Library and the Christa McAuliffe Branch Library.

Also assists in publicizing programs by submitting copy to local news sources and/or composing posts for Social Media.

May work on special projects as assigned.

 

Major Responsibilities: 

Responsible for 2-4 evening/weekend programs per month. 

This internship is an excellent opportunity to learn the ins and outs of planning, running, and marketing a busy programming schedule at a vibrant public library. Successful candidates will be interested in planning diverse and responsive programming, marketing, and community outreach. 

 

Duties include:

  • Assisting in outreach and publicity for programming including composing and submitting information to news sources and posts for social media.
  • Attending Adult Programming and Marketing Committee Meetings with the Supervisor of Community Outreach.
  • Assisting in developing and facilitating volunteer program.
  • Hosting programs including set up of refreshments and coffee. Greeting speakers/performers and guests, introducing performers/speakers, preparing programs and distributing them.
  • Assisting speaker/performer with A/V and technology needs (projector/computer set up, DVD players, microphones, etc)
  • Troubleshooting technology - knowledge of PC and Mac systems helpful
  • Arranging chairs and tables if necessary
  • Tidying up following program

 

Qualifications:

  • Enrolled in an accredited library science program
  • Comfort with public speaking
  • Excellent customer services skills
  • Strong technology skills
  • Familiarity with A/V equipment preferred
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Knowledge of Social Media
  • Interest in Community Outreach and Programming
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently

 

Note: Programs may be at the Main Library, Branch Library or in other locations around the City.

To apply email cover letter and resume to Lena Kilburn, Assistant Director at lkilburn@minlibl.net

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Call for Proposals: NERCOMP 2019 Annual Conference

Libraries and Scholarship in the 21st Century

As libraries seek to redefine themselves in the 21st century, branching out into content creation, makerspace management, and new partnerships around teaching, learning, and scholarship, the opportunities--and questions--for how libraries will lead in the information age can seem overwhelming. What collaborative partnerships, decisions, and technologies should librarians take advantage of in scholarship and research? What strategic innovations can libraries share to help establish a new model of relevancy in colleges and universities? And given the continual pressure to justify budget requests and resource allocations, how can we define and establish new organizational structures and services? This track encourages the sharing of provocative ideas, ongoing projects and plans, and early-stage successes that can help our community begin to answer these provocative questions.

Examples include:

  • Reconceiving library spaces and services: new purposes, new partners
  • Emerging workflows and best practices in digitization and digital preservation
  • Issues surrounding 21st-century scholarly communication: copyright, open access
  • Supporting faculty in digital scholarship, digital humanities, and research
  • Assessment in the library: demonstrating the library's contributions
  • Innovations in delivery of content: e-books, ILL, patron-initiated purchasing
  • Instruction and outreach: in information literacy programming and engagement
  • Getting to know our users: ethnographic research, usability studies
  • When cultures collide: changing perceptions of libraries' roles and missions
  • Integrating discovery tools and library management systems
  • Lessons learned working with archives, repositories, and publishing platforms
  • Campus and community outreach and partnerships

The deadline for submissions is Monday, October 8.

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Library Director, E.C. Scranton Memorial Library, Madison, CT

Library Director, E.C. Scranton Memorial Library, Madison, Connecticut

 

The Scranton Library Board of Trustees seeks a full-time Library Director to oversee and supervise all operations of the E.C. Scranton Memorial Library located in beautiful Madison, Connecticut. This is an exciting opportunity to provide direction and leadership as the library undergoes a major expansion and renovation project with an anticipated completion date of fall 2020. The library, located in an historic building designed by Henry Bacon in the heart of downtown, boasts a circulation over 130,000 volumes and over 100,000 library visits per year.

 

The Scranton Library offers a competitive salary and benefits.

 

Job Summary

In keeping with the mission of the E.C. Scranton Memorial Library, the Library Director is responsible for developing and supporting all efforts necessary to maintain a free library, responsive to the community's needs for information, education, and recreation. Working closely with the Board of Trustees, the Library Director develops library policies, monitors library services, develops and manages the budget, collaborates on fundraising efforts, creates public relations materials, supervises staff and volunteers, oversees the physical plant, and stays informed of developments in library management. In addition, the Library Director serves as a member ex officio of the Board of Trustees and attends monthly meetings of the Scranton Library Friends. As the chief representative of the library, the Library Director communicates with and provides information to Madison officials, staff and boards on a regular basis.

Essential job duties include:

  • Ensure all library services are of the highest quality and adequately meet the needs of the Madison Community.

  • Assist the Board with both long and short range plans to support and promote the mission of the library and address issues as they arise.

  • Compile library statistics and create reports for monthly meetings of the Board of Trustees, the Library's annual report and the Connecticut State Library.

  • Manage and oversee the evaluation, planning and execution of library programs for children, teens and adults; the selection and maintenance of library materials including books, media, and electronic resources that meet the needs of the community; the purchasing, utilization, and maintenance of technology to deliver, monitor and enhance library services.

  • Prepare the annual budget for Board review and approval in a timely manner.

  • Coordinate, communicate and cooperate with the Board of Finance and Board of Selectmen in preparing the annual budget.

  • Collaborate with the Development Committee to lead fundraising efforts such as  writing and administering the Annual Appeal and other planned giving programs.

  • Act as a conduit between the Board, Scranton Library Friends, and staff to ensure smooth implementation of fund-raising activities.

  • Manage internal and external communication of the Library including but not limited to brochures, newsletters, fliers, and newspaper articles.

  • Develop and maintain cooperative relationships with the Madison Town Government, Madison Public Schools, the Madison Art Society, and other community organizations.

  • Oversee the hiring, evaluation and when necessary, termination of all staff.

  • Administer employee benefits programs.

  • Provide direction for the maintenance of an attractive, safe, comfortable, and convenient building to serve the public.

  • Provide leadership and direction for major development projects including upcoming construction and renovation of facilities.

  • Participate in state and regional library organizations, as appropriate, to advocate for relevant library issues.

 

Requirements

Candidates must have an MLS degree from an accredited school, in addition to five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in library administration and staff supervision, including three (3) years in the supervision of a public library major department or as a director of a public library. A combination of education and experience which demonstrates the ability to successfully meet the requirements of the position may be considered.

 

Candidates must possess vision, creativity, motivational and technological skills. Must express a willingness to become involved in the community and understand its needs as well as recognize future library trends and move the E.C. Scranton Memorial Library in those directions. Candidates must have the energy and commitment to meet the challenge of The Board's effort to renovate and transform the library.

 

The successful candidate will possess excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and the ability to prepare and publicly present reports in a clear and concise manner. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to think critically; to draw conclusions or approaches to problems and implement solutions. Must have the ability to foster relationships and deal effectively with officials, business owners, outside agencies, employees, and the general public.

 

Town of Madison

Madison, located on the Connecticut shoreline, is a residential community with Connecticut's longest sandy beaches. With an unspoiled natural environment and well-run, efficient town government, Madison boasts one of Connecticut's best performing public school system. Madison is located in southern New England on the I-95 corridor halfway between New York City and Boston. The town's 18,000 residents enjoy the downtown business district of charming locally run retail establishments. Recreational activities are abundant with the town's beaches, parks, a town farm and miles of town owned hiking trails. Learn more about Madison at www.madisonedc.com and www.madisonct.com.

 

Application

Please submit cover letter, salary requirements, past three years salary and resume to scrantonlibraryhr@scrantonlibrary.org or Director Application, E.C. Scranton Memorial Library, 801 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT 06443.

 

No telephone inquiries.

Applications submitted by October 18, 2018 will be considered.

E.C. Scranton Memorial Library is an EOE Employer.

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Librarian, Bunker Hill Community College, Chelsea, MA

Position Title: Part-Time Librarian for Bunker Hill Community College's Chelsea Campus

Summary of Job Responsibilities

Reporting to the Director of the Library and Learning Commons, this position will work specifically on the college's Chelsea Campus on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11:15AM to 3PM.

This position is temporary.

Primary Job Duties

  • Interacts and provides assistance to patrons (students, faculty, staff and guests) in identifying, locating and accessing information online.
  • Provide instructional services and research assistance in individual and group settings using print and electronic sources on the Chelsea campus.
  • Provide technology assistance and troubleshooting of issues with computers, printers and other equipment.
  • Assist in the development of guides (online/electronic and in print) to improve access and use of information including, but not limited to the navigation of databases, style and format guides, subject-specific guides, copyright, and plagiarism.

Required Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library and/or Information Science (M.L.I.S. or M.L.S.).
  • Familiarity with integrated library systems
  • Ability to work this position's specific schedule
  • Proven ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff and student population
  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Strong communication skills- written and oral
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficiency using Evergreen ILS
  • One to two years of post-Master's degree experience involving library operations, Information Literacy, library information systems, and reference experience in an academic library, preferably in a community college library.

 

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to Vivica Pierre, Library Director, at vdpierre@bhcc.mass.edu.

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Senior Lecturer, School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL

Senior Lecturer
https://jobs.illinois.edu/academic-job-board/job-details?jobID=103397&job=school-of-information-sciences-senior-lecturer-103397 

The School of Information Sciences seeks a Senior Lecturer to contribute to the development and teaching of library and information science courses for the Master of Science in Library and Information Science program (MS/LIS).

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University's commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Develop and teach library and information science courses for the Master of Science in Library and Information Science (MS/LIS), specifically in the areas of public services, collection development, cataloging, and/or reference services
  • Advise MS/LIS students on special projects, including independent studies and practicums
  • Contribute other service to the iSchool related to area of expertise
  • Mentor adjunct instructors
  • Other related duties and service as assigned to further the mission of the unit


A Master's degree in a Library and Information Science or related field; minimum of five years of teaching in both traditional and non-traditional environments (e.g., online and hybrid); experience utilizing a variety of teaching tools and technologies; and, significant professional experience in a library or related organization are required. 

The position is specifically seeking a professional with experience in one or more of the following areas: adult and public services, libraries in society, information organization and access, collection development, cataloging and metadata, administration and management of libraries and information centers, and/or reference and information services. Experience in indexing and abstracting, electronic publishing, and/or bibliography is also desirable.

Information about the School of Information Sciences and its programs can be found at http://ischool.illinois.edu/. This specialized faculty position is a full-time, 100% (12-month basis) appointment with regular University benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience. The starting date is August 2019.

To ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu/ and upload your letter of application (which should indicate the courses applicants are able to teach), resume, and a list of three professional references, including contact information by November 2, 2018.

All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered.  Interviews may be conducted before the closing date, although no hiring decisions will be made until after the search has closed. For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact Candy Edwards at cledward@illinois.edu.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

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Call for Articles: Digital Library Perspectives

Open Education Resources (OERs) are growing both in the number available and in their application for different educational contexts. While OER research is quite active, there remain important opportunities for research to extend beyond its current focus to also examine information-centric problems. For example, the majority of research on OERs focuses on either educational impact or cost savings for students or schools. Often missing in OER research is the examination of how users (e.g., instructors, teachers, students) find, access, assess, and revise the many number of OER resources already available. OER research allows for new and original information-centric findings, which would be expected to receive attention from scholars and practice-oriented researchers throughout library and information science and different education areas. Because OERs are both content and online tools developed for applied purposes and tasks, a range of information-centric topics such as information evaluation, design, information interaction, information seeking, and information retrieval would be relevant to the special issue.

We invite authors to submit their research on Open Education Resources with information centered themes such as (but not limited to):

  • information seeking
  • information retrieval
  • information search
  • information design
  • information interaction
  • information practices
  • information ethics
  • information assessment and evaluation


The special issue will bridge education research with information science research. A natural link exists between these bodies of research, including a special connection between information science and the learning sciences, a relatively new education research field that combines scientific research with design to both study and create learning opportunities. Consequently, articles may also be able to demonstrate opportunities for interdisciplinary research centered around the topic of OERs.

Submissions should comply with the journal author guidelines and should be made through ScholarOne Manuscripts, the online submission and peer review system. 
See: http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=dlp

Important Dates:
Initial submissions due date:  December 1st, 2018 
Preliminary Feedback notification:  January 15th, 2019 
Revised submissions due:  March 1st, 2019 
Peer review / editorial decisions due:  April 15th, 2019 
Final submissions due:  June 1st, 2019 
Expected publication: Summer 2019

Questions can be directed to Dan Albertson at dalbert@buffalo.edu 

Information on Digital Library Perspectives can be found at: http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=dlp 

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Archnet Content Assistant, Aga Khan Documentation Center, MIT Libraries, Cambridge, MA

The Aga Khan Documentation Center, MIT Libraries (AKDC@MIT), is seeking an employee to assist the AKDC@MIT Professional Staff with Archnet Workflow Processing.  

 

The work will consist of various projects under the supervision of AKDC Interim Program Head, Michael Toler, including the following:

 

The temporary employee will work with AKDC Program Head, Michael Toler and Visual Resources Librarian, Matt Saba, to prepare bulk uploads for our online resource, Archnet. This would include data transfer from the form in which it is submitted to our data upload spreadsheets, and the processing of digital files to Archnet specifications.

 

The employee will assist in discrete tasks related to the preparation and cleanup of Archnet data. These tasks include but are not limited to corrections of spelling and punctuation, removal of HTML code markings inadvertently pasted into records, and reformatting the display data in fields that are inconsistent with our style guides.

 

The employee will also assist in the sorting and transfer of digital files held either in remote storage or on local drives. 

 

Located on the first floor of Rotch Library, AKDC@MIT is a research center supporting documentation, scholarship, and teaching on the history and theory of architecture, urbanism, environmental and landscape design, visual culture, and conservation, as well as the practice of architecture, in Muslim societies, with particular focus on the research and teaching activities of the faculty, students, and post-doctoral fellows of the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at MIT and Harvard. 

 

Archnet.org is an open access, intellectual resource focused on architecture, urbanism, environmental and landscape design, visual culture, and conservation issues related to the Muslim world. Its mission is to provide ready access to unique visual and textual material to facilitate teaching, scholarship, and professional work of high quality.

 

Qualifications:

  • Proficiency with MS office applications, particularly Excel.
  • Familiarity with HTML and XML coding would be helpful, but is not required.
  • Diligence and attention to detail
  • Flexibility with Windows and MacOS operating systems

Hours: 10 hours a week to start, but ultimately increasing to as many as 30.  

 

Wage: $13-15/Hour to start

 

To apply, please send a statement of interest and brief resume or cv to AKDC@mit.edu

Be sure to include the phrase "Application for Archnet Content Assistant" in the Subject Line.

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Library Outreach Coordinator, ML Learning Initiative, MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, MA

The MIT Media Lab Learning Initiative seeks an outreach coordinator for our work with public libraries, helping develop the public library innovation exchange (PLIX) program that brings together librarians and Media Lab researchers to co-design new education programming that can be offered in public libraries and other informal educational settings.

PLIX has three components: (1) residency exchanges, where we match a public library with a Media Lab researcher to visit each other and develop a new education program together; (2) online webinars and a community for librarians and Media Lab collaborators; and (3) a public website, where we host resources to help libraries adapt and deploy PLIX programs. 

The successful candidate will coordinate all aspects of this project. In addition, the candidate would develop and drive new ways to better support the growth and development of our community.

Responsibilities

  • Support the development of new education programing for public libraries - Identify Media Lab researchers whose work is relevant to public libraries; identify and develop connections with public libraries that are interested in collaborating with the Media Lab; set up and support exchanges between the researchers and librarians and help them jointly develop and document new education programs and assist in project documentation and resource & kit development.
  • Grow the community of participating public libraries - Host and organize webinars for public librarians who cannot participate in the exchanges; design an onboarding pipeline for other public libraries; plan a face-to-face PLIX workshop that hosts dozens of librarians at the Media Lab for community building and professional development; foster a friendly and supportive online community of public libraries sharing resources and support with each other, and actively participate in the online community.
  • Manage the project operations - Serve as the main point of contact for project related inquiries and manage all aspects of the project.
  • Outreach and communication - Write and talk about the project; organize and host monthly community calls; publish a community newsletter; maintain and expand our public facing project website and blog; coordinate conference and event participation; share project updates at library events and convenings.
  • Strategy - Work closely with senior members of the learning initiative to review and refine overall strategy for the PLIX project and other Learning Initiative outreach programs.

Qualifications

  • Track record of successful projects in education and/or public libraries.
  • Exceptionally organized with 1-2 years of experience in a project management or project coordinator role.
  • Preference for candidates with an MLS degree or comparable work experience with public libraries.
  • Strong communication skills; experience with online community building is a plus.

To apply, go to careers.mit.edu and search for job ID#16536.

How to Apply

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Access Services Assistant, Harvard Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Access Services Assistant (Temporary), Harvard University / Harvard Library

Please note, this is a 90 day temporary opportunity.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Access Services Assistant: Temporary assistant needed for Fine Arts Library. Responsible for opening/closing the library, supervising student workers, general circulation, monitoring space usage, special projects.

Monday and Wednesday (9am - 5pm), Tuesday and Thursday (2pm - 10pm) and Friday (10-6pm).

$18 an hour

How to Apply

Please send cover letter and resume to: anna_vansomeren@harvard.edu

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Copyright Librarian, Circulation, U.S. Naval War College Library, Newport, RI

The U.S. Naval War College (NWC) Library, Newport, Rhode Island is hiring! The NWC Library invites applications for a newly created position as Copyright Librarian in the Circulation Department. Named in honor of Rear Admiral Henry Effingham Eccles, the Library recently adopted a Learning Commons model with the completion of a new, state-of-the-art, 86,000 square foot facility that brings together under one roof the Library, Writing Center, Information Resources Department (IT), Dean of Students, Café, and Bookstore. The Copyright Librarian serves as a knowledgeable and service-oriented licensing and copyright professional who leads the copyright program for the NWC. This includes performing a variety of functions and processes that relate to the implementation of copyright policy, formulation of procedures, licensing negotiation, workflows, and obtaining copyright permissions for all forms of published and unpublished materials requested by all NWC faculty and staff.

 

This federal (GS) position is open to all qualified U.S. citizens. 

See USAJOBS announcement for requirements. 

The application process will be open from September 24-28Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience; position includes a full federal benefits package.

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Director, Library Services, Castleton University, VT

Castleton University has opened a search for a new Directory of Library Services. More info below and here:

https://castleton.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=102486

Castleton University seeks an exceptional candidate for the tenure-track faculty position, Director of Library Services.

The Library Director is a twelve-month, tenure-track faculty, and includes service on the Library Council for the Vermont State Colleges system. The Director provides leadership for all Castleton library operations including staffing, resource allocation, instruction, and evaluation and development of library staff, resources and services.

Castleton is seeking a creative, energetic, and skilled leader with a capacity to appreciate the special nature of our relationship-based institution in the heart of Vermont and its role in the community, as well as an ability to guide the library in expanding its service to a growing comprehensive-master's university.

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Archival Assistant, Aga Khan Documentation Center, MIT Libraries, Cambridge, MA

Job: Archival Assistant (Temporary)

Aga Khan Documentation Center, MIT Libraries (AKDC@MIT)

 

The Aga Khan Documentation Center, MIT Libraries (AKDC@MIT), is seeking an employee to assist the AKDC@MIT Collections Archivist with ingest, digitization, and preparation for off-site storage of material. The temporary employee will work with AKDC@MIT Collections Archivist Betsy Baldwin to process, prepare, and document materials to be sent off-site. Tasks will include boxing and bar coding of materials, and completing necessary lists and documentation, etc. 

 

The employee will assist the archivist in inventorying recently arrived material, rehousing it in appropriate storage containers, and moving it to appropriate locations either within the center or preparing it for off-site storage.

 

The temporary employee will assist in the preparation of material for digitization, and in post digitization processes. 

 

Located on the first floor of Rotch Library, AKDC@MIT is a research center supporting documentation, scholarship, and teaching on the history and theory of architecture, urbanism, environmental and landscape design, visual culture, and conservation, as well as the practice of architecture, in Muslim societies, with particular focus on the research and teaching activities of the faculty, students, and post-doctoral fellows of the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at MIT and Harvard. 

 

Qualifications:

  • Attention to detail, conscientious
  • Familiarity with MS Office, especially EXCEL
  • Ability to lift up to 40 lbs and carry across the room
  • Familiarity with archival management software is desired, but not required

 

Hours: Variable. 10-30 hours a week through December 2018.   

 

Wage: $13-15/hour 

 

To apply, please send a statement of interest and brief resume or cv to AKDC@mit.edu. Be sure to include the phrase "Application for Archival Assistant" in the Subject Line.

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Research Librarian, Harvard College Library, Cambridge, MA

The position of Research Librarian provides essential support to teaching and learning activities in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) Libraries. The Research Librarian conducts instruction, one-on-one and small-group consultations and workshops, and develops relevant online materials. The Research Librarian connects directly with faculty and students in specific departments through a formal liaison program, and functions as part of a team of staff supporting research and instruction as well as virtual reference support.

 

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

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Bibliographic Researcher, Harvard Law School Library, Cambridge, MA

Bibliographic Researcher (3 months)

 

Harvard Law School Library is looking for a Bibliographic Researcher to help the Faculty Research and Information Delivery Assistance (FRIDA) team. This position is a three-month term position for up to 35 hours per week. Duties include processing materials, books, and articles for faculty members; walking to libraries across campus to get books; delivering books to faculty offices; picking up books from faculty offices; scanning articles and chapters; processing routing materials; searching materials in Harvard's online catalog, and other duties.  

 

Send Resume to George Taoultsides: gtaoultsides@law.harvard.edu

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Student Production & Closed-Captioning Specialist, Simmons University (Online), Boston, MA

TITLE: ​Student Production & Closed-Captioning Specialist

SUPERVISOR: ​J. Clark Gardner

DEPARTMENT: ​Simmons Online

EXT: ​x2603

NOTE: ​This position is for current Simmons College students only - preferred graduation date of Spring 2019 or later

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: There are three components to this position:

  1. Manage closed captioning requests on behalf of Simmons faculty
  2. Caption video content
  3. Assist with some course design activities including Moodle and video production

JOB TASKS:

  • Manage closed captioning requests on behalf of Simmons faculty:
  • Process closed-captioning requests from Simmons Faculty, staff, and partners
  • Maintain closed-captioning queue spreadsheet
  • Prioritize closed-captioning requests based on timeline and video content
  • Communicate closed-captioning progress with Simmons Online staff

Closed-caption video content:

  • Use web-based tools to type closed-captioning for video content including lecture videos, interviews, and other instructional materials

Simmons Moodle and Video Production:

  • Camtasia editing as needed (no prior experience necessary)
  • Moodle course production
  • Other production duties on a case by case basis (e.g., creation of tutorials, etc.)
  • Testing (click-thru) of all online courses
  • Research and data gathering on an as needed basis
  • Assist with setup and breakdown of video equipment

QUALIFICATIONS: The qualified candidate will possess overall advanced computer skills, troubleshooting skills, exceptional customer service and interpersonal skills, and a general understanding of the technology environment at Simmons (especially Google Drive). Must be able to type around 55 words per minute. The right person will be detail-oriented and have the ability to work with minimal supervision in collaborative environment.

HOURS: 10-15 hours/week

  • Hours are flexible but must fall within regular work days (9am-5pm)

PAY RATE: $20 per hour

CONTACT:​ A​pply through Workday or send resume and cover letter to gardnej@simmons.edu

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Events and Communications Assistant, College of Social Sciences, Policy, and Practice, Simmons University, Boston, MA

We are seeking one Graduate Assistant to start immediately.

The Graduate Assistant for CSSPP Events and Communications will provide up to 20 hours per week of administrative support across the college for CSSPP. The ideal candidate is engaged and pro-active and will assist with all events and communications. This position will be tasked with developing college-wide standards for events and communications.

This appointment is for the fall 2018 semester only.

Responsibilities can include but not limited to:

  • event planning;
  • developing newsletters and email campaigns;
  • monitoring registration for events;
  • content updates to the website;
  • marketing and liaising with other offices to promote events;
  • helping with logistics and publicity for department events;
  • coordinating production of office publications: course offering brochures, events flyers, and student guides;
  • updating department social media or websites;
  • assisting with other special projects and duties as requested and according to talents.

Qualifications and considerations include:

  • must be enrolled in a graduate program (at least two courses) at Simmons;
  • must be organized, responsible, independent and friendly;
  • proficient with Adobe Creative Cloud, Microsoft Office, Google Apps;
  • ideal candidate will also be familiar with other Adobe Creative Cloud apps (InDesign, Photoshop) and possess interest/ability to learn new programs as needed;
  • ideal candidate will have flexibility in their schedule and potential to support the late afternoon/evening event.

This position will work up to 20 hours per week.

Please apply via Workday, being sure to attach your résumé, statement of interest, and your work availability/class schedule details. Email Patrick Cunniffe with any questions: patrick.cunniffe@simmons.edu.

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Help & Information Coordinator, IDEAS, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Title: IDEAS - Help & Information Coordinator

Job Type: Full Time

Job post: https://neu.peopleadmin.com/postings/57111

 

 

Job Description:

The Information Delivery & Access Services Department supports Northeastern University by cultivating a welcoming environment that supports teaching, learning, and research. IDEAS Associates provide high-quality customer service focused on helping library users navigate and access Northeastern's physical and digital library resources and services.

 

Under the supervision of the Access Services Librarian, the Help & Information Desk Coordinator provides direct service at the Help & Information Desk and hires, schedules, and supervises student employees working at the Help and Information Desk. The Help & Information Desk Coordinator develops and maintains documentation for training and workflows, and contributes to the circulation, access and privileges, reserves, resource sharing, and collections maintenance operations of the department. The Help & Information Desk Coordinator is responsible for opening the library on weekdays and on occasional holidays. This is a full-time 35 hours per week position.

 

Associate's Degree and at least 2 years of library or relevant customer service experience is required. Previous supervisory experience strongly preferred. Creative, service-oriented problem solver. Excellent interpersonal communication skills. Must be able to work collaboratively with a large and diverse population of Northeastern faculty, staff, and students. Must demonstrate the ability to make decisions using sound judgment. Must foster and maintain a very high standard of excellent customer service.

 

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate knowledge of the library's extensive collection of electronic and physical resources, its spaces, and services, in order to assist users in getting started with their research. IDEAS Staff must be aware of all library policies and procedures in order to answer users' questions, resolve any problems, or make referrals to library subject experts as appropriate. IDEAS Staff must be culturally competent and skilled at interacting with a large international student population and be comfortable providing accommodations for library users who may have a disability.

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Legal Research Information and Knowledge Specialist/Manager, Supreme Staffing Solutions, Inc., Boston, MA

Legal Research Information and Knowledge Specialist/ Manager

An exceptional opportunity to work in a major Boston Law firm as their Research and Knowledge Coordinator. We are seeking a candidate with at least 8 years of research experience (Law firm preferred) and experience in computer based technology such as Lexis Nexis, WestLaw, Deal Point Data, Capital IQ, Bloomberg Law, CCH Intelliconnect/Cheetah. Practical Law, HeinonLine etc... , thorough knowledge of online and print legal and corporate information sources etc... Pays to 150K +++ with an exceptional Benefit Package such as 29 days of PTO etc...

Contact:

Laura Gilbert
617-457-7812 x101 lg@supremestaffingsolutions.com

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Assistant Professor, Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX

Department: School of Library and Information Studies
Title: Assistant Professor
Job Code: IRC 24077

Date Closed: Review of applications will begin in October 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

TO APPLY:
Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copy of graduate transcripts, and names with email address and phone numbers of three references via email to Facultyjobs@twu.edu (e-mail Header or Subject line must include job title and job code number IRC 24077.

Questions about the position may be directed to: Dr. Ling Hwey Jeng, SLIS Director, at LJeng@twu.edu or 940-898-2607.

POSITION:
The School of Library and Information Studies invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The faculty vacancy is a 9-month position with optional summer employment. The school seeks outstanding applicants to teach in library and information science, with expertise in the areas of information and communication technology and innovative applications of technology. The school supports curricula for students in the College of Professional Education, College of Health Sciences and the College of Nursing, including a dual master's degree in Library Science and Health Studies and a minor in Library Science for doctoral students in other disciplines.

The School of Library and Information Studies, one of four departments in the College of Professional Education, is committed to excellence in graduate education. Currently, there are 13 FTE faculty lines. The School of Library and Information Studies at Texas Woman's University offers the oldest continuously-accredited Master's degree program in the Southwest. In addition, the School offers preparation for certification in School Librarianship. The Master's degree programs are available entirely online.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
(a) Serve as a team member in curricular development in the areas of information and communication technology, innovative applications of technology, and other areas of Library and Information Studies, (b) teach courses in the areas of Library Science at the master's level; (c) advise students; (d) maintain an active research agenda and sustained scholarly productivity; (e) actively serve on department, campus and professional committees; (f) work collaboratively with colleagues on campus and in the community; and (g) maintain weekly office hours at work on Denton Campus.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
(a) Earned doctorate in Library and Information Studies, or a related discipline (ABD considered); (b) potential for excellence in graduate instruction; (c) strong potential for teaching on-line courses and the use of technology; (d) strong potential for research and scholarship; and (e) willingness to participate in service activities of the program, department, college, university, and community.

UNIVERSITY INFORMATION:
Texas Woman's University occupies a notable position in higher education as the nation's largest university primarily (although no longer exclusively) for women. Established in 1901, TWU is a doctoral/research-intensive public university which emphasizes the liberal arts and sciences as well as specialized and professional studies in business, nursing, health sciences, and education. TWU operates three campuses: Houston, Dallas, and the main campus in Denton (population 115,000), located 40 miles north of the Dallas/Fort Worth area. This metroplex, the nation's fourth largest urban center, has world-class museums, orchestras, opera, ballet, theatre companies, as well as an array of professional and collegiate sports venues. Additional information about the University is available at http://www.twu.edu.

Texas Woman's University, an AA/EEO/VEVRAA employer, supports diversity. Men and women, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, are encouraged to apply. All offers of employment will be contingent on the candidate's ability to provide documents which establish proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States. All positions at Texas Woman's University are deemed security sensitive requiring background checks.

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Borrower Services Staff, Framingham Public Library, Framingham, MA

POSITION: Borrower Services Staff, L-4

DEPARTMENT: Library 

SALARY: $17.21/hour - $23.50/hour 

HOURS: 20 hrs/week, 1 night per week, alternating Fridays and Saturdays

Organizational Scope:

  • May perform duties at the Main Library or Branch Library as necessary.
  • Nights and weekend hours may be required at the discretion of the Director.
  • Works under the direction of the Supervisor of Borrower Services, the Branch Librarian, and the Assistant Director and Director.
  • Greets patrons warmly and maintains a positive, flexible attitude and enthusiasm for service in all aspects of work.

 

Major Responsibilities:

Provides positive public service. Resolves patron circulation problems; refers complex problems to supervisor. Performs a variety of circulation duties, including patron registration, checking in and checking out library materials, collecting overdue fines, and placing reserves. Maintains confidentiality of patron records per Mass. General Laws. Does reader's advisory, performs secondary reference at the Information Desk and Periodicals Department, and answers location questions. Updates, retrieves and interprets data in the library's automated systems. Generates custom reports to facilitate management of library collections or the patron database. Facilitates interchange of materials between the Main Library and branch. Participates in planning, setting up, and maintaining display of library materials. Performs various functions associated with maintenance of and access to the library collections. May process foreign language deposit collections for circulation. Participates in meetings, making recommendations for improvements in service. Reads and straightens shelves. May prepare and lead book discussions. Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree preferred.
  • 2 years' public service experience and one year library experience, or 4 years public service experience.
  • Ability to deal well with people, exercise good judgment, work well under pressure
  • Tact, diplomacy, flexibility
  • Organizational skills
  • Experience and comfort with computers
  • Familiarity with Spanish or Portuguese desirable

 

Knowledge, Ability & Physical Requirements:

Must be capable of operating miscellaneous tools and office equipment relative to this position which shall include, but may not be limited to: computers, copiers, fax machines and calculators. Ability to move around the facility, walking, sitting, bending, climbing, kneeling, carrying and stooping; Ability to use hand and finger motion with enough manual dexterity to use computers and handle library items; Lift up to 40 pounds, or greater with assistance; and perform other efforts as identified with normal library work. Communicate effectively with others, orally and in writing.

 

Work Environment:

Work is performed primarily in an office environment with normal office noise and traffic. 

Interested persons should apply to: Human Resources Department

                                                          150 Concord Street, Room B-7

                                                          Framingham, MA  01702

                                                          via fax:   (508) 532-5497

                                (or) e-mail:   human.resources@framinghamma.gov

 

Open till filled

Please visit our website: www.framinghamma.gov and click on Job Opportunities. 

The Town of Framingham is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Multiple Positions, University of Houston, Houston, TX

Position Announcement
Research Data Management Librarian University of Houston Libraries

The University of Houston is committed to advancing its research priorities and transforming ideas into innovations. We seek a dynamic leader to build library research data management services that are responsive to these emerging research needs. The Research Data Management Librarian will lead the planning, implementation, and assessment of research data management services. Such services may include instruction, consultations, and partnerships with faculty and researchers on data management plans, data management tools and strategies, and metadata standards. The position reports to the Head of Liaison Services within the University Libraries.

Salary: $62,000 to $64,000 expected hiring range, depending on qualifications

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted at: libraries.uh.edu/about/employment/...

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

We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

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


Position Announcement
Instruction Librarian University of Houston Libraries

The University of Houston seeks a collaborative and learner-centered instruction librarian to join the instruction team within the Liaison Services department. The instruction team coordinates several lower-level undergraduate face-to-face and online library instruction programs and enhances information literacy education to upper-level undergraduate and graduate programs. The Instruction Librarian will contribute significantly to the design, teaching, and assessment of face-to-face and online library instruction curricula for these programs. The Instruction Librarian will receive mentorship and training in these areas, and will have the opportunity to build skills for leading programs and initiatives. The position reports to the Coordinator of Instruction. Recent graduates and early career librarians are encouraged to apply.

Salary: $60,000 to $63,000 expected hiring range, depending on qualifications

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted at: 
libraries.uh.edu/about/employment/instruction-librarian/...

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

We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

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

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Learning Commons Support Coordinator, Bay Path University, Longmeadow, MA

When Bay Path opened its doors to students in downtown Springfield, MA in 1897, it had a very clear goal: to provide a practical, affordable, and career-oriented education to meet the needs of companies, organizations, and communities. From the beginning, Bay Path prided itself on being entrepreneurial, constantly pushing the boundaries of the academic experience to fit the student. To start them on the road of success. We still do.

Today, that spirit and philosophy is more important than ever in higher education. At Bay Path, it's not just the number and breadth of undergraduate and graduate programs that defines us-and we have many-but it is our ability to connect the classroom to learning to leadership to experience to career that is at the core of what we do best. We know the work that needs to be done.

Bay Path University, an independent and not-for-profit institution, was named Among Fastest Growing Baccalaureate Colleges by the Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac, and is a member of the Women's College Coalition. With a main campus in Longmeadow, MA and four satellite locations, (East Longmeadow, Sturbridge, Concord, Springfield), Bay Path offers undergraduate, graduate (for women and men) degrees, and professional certificates.

We're committed to preparing our students to navigate a constantly changing world. Whether it is one of our innovative academic programs, groundbreaking online learning platform, or through our Women as Empowered Learners and Leaders initiative, we educate our students in ways that will help them to grow, learn to adapt, and always to flourish. Be part of the change.

We invite you to visit our website at www.baypath.edu where you can learn more about Bay Path University.


Job Description:

  • Position Code: LCSC
  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Hours/Schedule: Monday- Thursday 12:30pm - 9:00pm; and Friday 9:30am - 6:00pm.
  • Position Location:  Longmeadow, MA

The Learning Commons Support Coordinator serves as a primary point of contact for students and faculty engaged in online, hybrid and web-enhanced learning at   Bay Path University as well as support for students and faculty utilizing the services of Hatch Learning Commons. The individual serving in this position will work as a member of a team and is primarily responsible for online learning front-line support functions of the Learning Commons including facilitating the Introduction to Online Learning course (EXT 099), and providing extensive support for students throughout their online course and degree programs. In addition to supporting student success within the learning management system and related tools, the coordinator will also assist faculty members in working with students who are not succeeding in their online courses, at times connecting students with appropriate University resources. The coordinator also assists other Learning Commons functions such as instructional design and library services.  This is a full-time, twelve-month staff position with a non-traditional schedule designed to support our diverse student populations (Monday through Thursday 12:30p - 9:00p & Friday 9:30a - 6:00p).

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Serve as a primary point of contact for all online students, assisting them with connecting to the appropriate department/staff member to obtain additional information as needed.
  • Provide front-line support for all online learning operations of the Hatch Learning Commons.
  • Design and deliver training materials on the LMS, online learning and select library services to all student populations.
  • Facilitate the Introduction to Online Learning student online orientation course (EXT 099).
  • Promptly communicate all concerns regarding the orientation to students to ensure they meet required deadlines and complete all course requirements.
  • Report orientation completion to the Registrar's office to ensure proper tracking of orientation completion data for students taking future online courses.
  • Assist in determining and evaluating areas in need of further development in the orientation to ensure student success.
  • Assist instructional designers with ensuring online, hybrid and web-enhanced courses are accessible to students of all abilities.
  • Assist library services with circulation and lending, co-development of tutorials, learning objects and other web based resources, virtual workshops and incoming support requests.
  • Provide assistance and training to students using the course management system, online conferencing systems, select library systems and others.
  • Work closely with other Hatch Learning Commons staff to achieve departmental goals.
  • Work with other Hatch Learning Commons staff members to track frequently asked questions from students and assist in developing a series of responses for such inquiries and in updating information provided to students, as appropriate.
  • Assist in the development and delivery of programs in response to identified student support needs as they arise.
  • Other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work-study students (as assigned)


Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree required. Master's in student personnel, higher education administration, library science, instructional design, educational technology or related field desirable.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent communication skills; be comfortable making numerous phone and email contacts with students. Must be able to interface well with faculty and the academic administration.
  • Extensive computer skills including Microsoft Office and Google Apps as well as experience with video creation and editing software.
  • Experience with online education and course management systems.
  • Strong ability to troubleshoot technology issues.
  • Experience with providing reference and technical support via synchronous and asynchronous tools.
  • Willingness to work flexible and extended schedule including weekends and evenings when necessary.
  • Ability to adhere to University policies and procedures.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and within FERPA and HIPPA guidelines.
  • Should be committed to a culture of diversity, respect and inclusion; demonstrated ability to build working relationships with people having a wide variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences different from ones' own.
  • General knowledge of the University's mission, purpose and goals and the role this position plays in achieving those goals.


Additional Information:

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Bay Path University is a diverse community devoted to proactively nurturing a campus-wide culture that promotes and ensures respect, inclusion and safety for all members regardless of race, color, national origin, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity, socio-economic background, or physical ability. We are one University that opens our hearts and minds to conversations, to learning and to creating a community that is welcoming of all. Regardless of position, it is expected that each employee will embrace this commitment and demonstrate an attitude of respect toward and acceptance of all members of our community.

Bay Path University is a smoke- and tobacco-free community. 

All offers of employment are contingent on satisfactory background checking.


Application Instructions:

Applicants for this position should attach a cover letter resume / curriculum vitae, the contact information for four (4) professional, work related references and any other relevant information pertaining to this position and your candidacy. Please apply online.  Faxes and emails will not be accepted. 

Bay Path University is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and learning in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, women and all underrepresented backgrounds.  An Equal Opportunity Employer, Bay Path University is committed to fostering diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff. 

For more information, see the full description at: "Learning Commons Support Coordinator"

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Archivist, The Winthrop Group, Inc., New York, NY

ARCHIVIST - New York, NY
The Winthrop Group's Information & Archival Services Division is seeking a qualified candidate for an Archivist position in New York City. The position offers an opportunity to participate in the ongoing development of a corporate archive.

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Under the general supervision of a Winthrop Lead Archivist, the professional in this position will:

  • PROCESS and CATALOG selected analog and born-digital records to make them available for client's internal use
  • ADVANCE development and implementation of electronic records management (ERM) policies and procedures
  • ADD to an existing taxonomy utilizing defined vocabularies associated with the archival assets of a major consulting services company
  • CONDUCT RESEARCH and develop content for specified topics
  • IDENTIFY materials that may be particularly appropriate for digitization
  • APPLY professional methods and insights to ensure quality results that will support the retrieval needs of our client's diverse information and knowledge users
  • PARTICIPATE as an active member of a team.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Requirements:

  • MLIS or MA in history with a certificate in archival management
  • 2-3 years experience of electronic records management (ERM) or similar background
  • Experience processing and cataloging archival records (paper and digital)
  • Experience and/or interest in working with business archive
  • Experience undertaking content development with a variety of documentation
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Excel and content management systems
  • Familiarity with Alfresco desirable
  • Knowledge of basic preservation techniques
  • Ability to lift boxes weighing up to 35-40 lbs. 

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The Archivist will work in an office environment in Manhattan's Garment District. The individual must be comfortable working alone when necessary. No travel anticipated.

 

DURATION & STATUS

This is a contract position that will extend through December 31, 2018 with the strong possibility of an extension into 2019.  

 

APPLY

Email brief cover letter, resume, brief writing sample, and the names, titles, and contact information for three references to:

Eunice Liu

Lead Archivist

eliu@winthropgroup.com

The Winthrop Group, Inc.

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User Experience Librarian, Nevada State College, Henderson, NV

The Marydean Martin Library at Nevada State College (NSC) invites applications for the position of User Experience Librarian. Reporting to the Library Director, the successful candidate will join a dynamic team with an established culture of assessment and continuous improvement. The User Experience Librarian will coordinate usability and assessment studies of library services including spaces, discovery services, and learning objects. They will use information gathered from quantitative and qualitative assessment projects to demonstrably improve the learning experience for the College's student population.

 

The User Experience Librarian will have primary responsibility for the design and usability of the library website (WordPress), the library presence in the learning management system (Canvas by Instructure), and the library discovery system (Ex Libris Primo). They will also provide information literacy instruction and research services to students in designated subject areas. Potential projects in this position may include, but are not limited to:

  • Evaluating and updating the library's web presence
  • Redesigning the process for reserving a library study room
  • Creating a seamless and intuitive workflow for faculty to request library services
  • Collaborating with the library faculty and staff to implement a new library portal tool

 

While some basic experience with web development will be useful in this position, only a small percentage of time will be spent in web development activities. Instead, we are seeking candidates who can make improvements by optimizing third-party, hosted solutions that are sustainable for a small college library.

 

About Nevada State College

Founded in 2002, Nevada State College (NSC) is a four-year public college located on a developing 500-acre campus in the foothills of Henderson, Nevada (adjacent to Las Vegas). Our faculty members enjoy the rare opportunity to mold the college as it continues to grow into a cornerstone of higher education in Southern Nevada.

 

NSC serves approximately 4,200 students who are highly diverse and largely underserved; a majority of our students are first generation, racial/ethnic minorities, parents, and/or returning students. As a teaching-oriented institution, our faculty focus on high-quality instruction, engaging learning experiences, and innovative techniques to improve student learning.

 

At Nevada State College, we celebrate the storied backgrounds of our campus community. We operate with a shared commitment to represent and serve the diverse population of Nevada and to encourage the exchange of ideas that respects and honors the lived experiences of our students, staff, and faculty. We foster a culture of inclusive excellence so our members can live authentically, fully engage, and flourish. To strengthen the College and progress its mission, the College dedicates itself to intentional and ongoing reflection to meet the evolving needs of NSC, the surrounding communities, and the State of Nevada.

 

About the Marydean Martin Library 

As the first "bookless" academic library in the state of Nevada, the Marydean Martin Library focuses its effort on improving outcomes for the College's student population. Our team works in a highly collaborative project-based work environment that rewards demonstrable improvement. This position is an ideal fit for candidates that are excited by: 

  • A culture of assessment that encourages experimentation and drives improvement
  • An energetic project-based work environment that is both reflective and results-oriented
  • Meaningful collaboration with colleagues within and outside the Library
  • A supportive work environment with the leading academic unit scores in a recent climate survey

 

The Library regularly partners with instructors on course design; enhances the affordability of course content with open educational resources; and collaborates with instructors to integrate new technology such as 3D printing services into the curriculum. The Library also has a deep collaboration with the Office of Institutional Research that has led to research findings indicating that students who use the Library's digital collections and services have improved research assignment grades, semester GPA, academic standing, and one-term retention.

 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provides leadership for the Library's user experience and assessment activities (20%)
  • Designs and implements qualitative and quantitative assessments of library resources and services (20%)
  • Identifies and implements changes that demonstrably improve the learning experience for students, faculty, and staff (20%)
  • Identifies, evaluates, and recommends third-party, hosted solutions to improve the library user experience (10%)
  • Provides information literacy instruction and research services for students in designated subject areas (10%)
  • Creates scholarly products; actively participates in professional engagement or service at the library, college, and national level; and meets other NSC requirements for promotion and tenure (20%)

 

Required Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited master's degree or equivalent by the start date
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience using best practices to conduct usability tests and utilize the results to improve user interfaces
  • Experience customizing third-party, hosted library products such as Springshare's LibCal and LibGuides, Ex Libris Primo, or similar technologies
  • Familiarity with a variety of quantitative and qualitative assessment methods
  • Knowledge of best practices for the collection, storage, and analysis of assessment data
  • Experience providing information literacy instruction and research services in an academic library
  • Knowledge of common web development languages

 

Rank, Salary & Benefits 

Tenure-track, Assistant Professor level. Budgeted salary for this position is $55,000, plus excellent benefits, including 14.5% retirement match, 24 annual leave days, beginning balance of 30 sick leave days, 11 paid holidays, educational benefits, and the choice of three health insurance plans that can be supplemented with flexible spending accounts or health savings accounts.

 

Early career librarians are encouraged to apply. NSC is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and racial minorities.

 

To apply: http://bit.ly/2NcCnWD

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Advisory Coordinator, North Kingstown Free Library, North Kingstown, RI

NORTH KINGSTOWN FREE LIBRARY

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY 

Applications are now being accepted in the office of the Library Director, North Kingstown Free Library, 100 Boone Street, North Kingstown, RI for the following position:

 

FICTION & READERS' ADVISORY COORDINATOR

General Description: This is advanced professional work responsible for one of the five major divisions of the library. The Fiction & Readers' Advisory Coordinator is responsible for coordinating efforts to bring readers' services to the community within the framework of the library's approved program of service.

 

Responsibilities Supervises the library's readers' services, overseeing the daily operation of the fiction desk; trains and supervises staff and volunteers; develops & oversees staff projects, encouraging teamwork. Provides direct public service, including answering readers' advisory questions; assists patrons in locating and using library resources and equipment; maintains public discipline and decorum; participates in shelving and shelf-reading as needed. Plans, organizes, and conducts a wide variety of programs. Writes grants, gathers statistics, and works cooperatively with other library staff members, other Rhode Island librarians, and other agencies. Coordinates the development of the adult fiction, book express, paperback, foreign language, and large print collections. Administers budget allotments, selects new materials for the collections, assigns and oversees the work of other selectors, evaluates donated items to the collections; evaluates the collections for timeliness and use. Provides outreach to the community by establishing and maintaining contacts with local community organizations, working with book discussion groups, and collaborating with other library staff on promoting the library in the community. Builds and sustains strong collaborations with colleagues inside the library; participates in the library profession through committee work and by attending meetings and workshops; provides direct public service to patrons at the library's service desks.

 

Qualifications: Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association-accredited program (MLIS degree candidates with extensive experience working in a public library and nearing completion of the degree may be considered.) Considerable knowledge of professional library principles, methods, techniques, and routines. Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with the public and colleagues; good oral and written communication skills and the ability to conduct programs for small and large audiences.

 

Hours:             Full-time, 35 hours per week

                        Includes evenings and weekend hours

 

Salary:             Starting at $45,339, plus benefits

 

APPLICATION PERIOD CLOSES MONDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2018

 

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references via mail or email to:

Cyndi Desrochers

Library Director

North Kingstown Free Library

100 Boone St.

North Kingstown, RI 02852

cdesrochers@nklibrary.org

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Head of Research Services & User Experience, Assumption College, Worcester, MA

Head of Research Services and User Experience

Assumption College seeks a dynamic and innovative librarian to provide leadership for its Research Services Department. The incumbent will manage and mentor a staff of 2 half-time librarians in providing research support services for undergraduate and graduate students, both on-campus and distance learners. S/he will also provide leadership and vision to guide the expansion of the information literacy program and strive to create an innovative environment where user experience is a priority. The successful candidate will work together with library staff in providing support for current and emerging curriculum. Additional responsibilities include reference collection development, liaison work with one or more academic departments, and serving as a member of the Library Director's Administrative Team.

 

Candidates must hold an MLS from an ALA-accredited library school and have at least 3-5 years of professional academic library experience, including reference service, teaching, and supervision. Candidates must exhibit a strong commitment to customer service. This librarian will possess a demonstrated ability to collaborate with faculty, administrators, and library staff, and to evaluate and implement new technologies. Some evening and occasional Sunday hours will be required. 

 

Apply online at: www.assumption.edu/hr. Preference will be given to applications received before Oct 9. The salary range for this position is $46,950 to $68,085. Applicants 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.

 

Assumption College, a Catholic liberal arts and professional studies college, was founded in 1904 by its sponsoring religious community, the Augustinians of the Assumption. The Library is a member of the Academic and Research Collaborative, consisting of 22 Central Massachusetts research and academic libraries. Assumption College is part of the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts and an Affirmative Action employer encouraging candidates who would enrich the College's diversity.

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Library Assistant II, Pasco County, Dade City, FL

Salary Disclosure/General Description

Salary: $13.40 - $21.87 Hourly
 
Salary Disclosure:
Starting Salary: $13.40
Pay Grade: N26

Current Pasco County Employees: Please refer to the Career Service Manual for starting salary information.

Department: Libraries Public Services

Location: Dade City & Hudson

General Description: Paraprofessional library work responsible for providing reference, programming, and public service work under the direction of a professional librarian. Is responsible for supervision of staff and day-to-day library operations, and supervision of branch activities in absence of branch manager.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE/RECOVERY ACTIVITIES: All employees will be required to work before, during, or after an Emergency. During an Emergency employees may temporarily be assigned to work and perform duties outside the normal scope of their position, location and work schedule to fit the needs of the County and its citizens.

Essential Job Functions

Directs the operation of the branch automated circulation, reserve, discharge, and shelving functions. Provides reference and readers library advisory services under the direction of a professional librarian. Assists with bibliographic instruction, including the automated library system and all other technologies, to patrons, volunteers, and visiting groups. Schedules staff for efficient operation of branch. Consults and works with branch manager on hiring, training, directing, and evaluating work of branch staff. Provides or supports library programming. Assists the branch manager with collection development. Maintains records and statistics. Participates in training and continuing education.

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies, and the public.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and to adapt to changes in the library environment.
  • Ability to learn and apply complex automated procedures and to utilize computer equipment, the Internet, and new technologies in performance of day-to-day work.
  • Ability to supervise and coordinate the work of assigned staff and volunteers.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely orally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of the services and operations of the libraries.
  • Knowledge of standard clerical methods and practices.
  • Must be able to work evenings and Saturdays. Library experience preferred.
  • Supervisory experience preferred.
  • Experience working with computers and software preferred.

Minimum Requirements

PHYSICAL SKILLS: Ability to lift and/or move up to 35 pounds and also push or pull heavy objects. May use a handling device (dolly, cart, etc.) or work with another team member to lift and/or move excessively heavy objects. Job requires walking, standing, sitting, pushing, pulling, crawling, bending, stooping, and reaching. Also requires use of a video display terminal. Ability to communicate effectively using verbal, written and visual communication.

EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree. One year experience working directly with the public.

In-House Employees: Associates plus DAP (Degree Alternative Program) is substituting for the Bachelor's degree requirement.

LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS OR REGISTRATIONS: Must possess a valid driver's license.

ADA STATEMENT:  A qualified employee or applicant with a disability may be afforded a reasonable accommodation to perform the essential job functions of a position in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE: Pasco County BOCC is a drug-free workplace in accordance with Federal and Florida law.

VETERANS' PREFERENCE: Under Section 295.07, F.S., Chapter SSA-7, Pasco County BCC provides to Veterans, that preference in appointment will be given to preference-eligible applicants.

Website

http://www.pascocountyfl.net

Address: 7536 State Street

New Port Richey, Florida, 34654

Phone: (727) 847-8030

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Librarian I, Youth Services, Pasco County, Hudson, FL

Salary Disclosure/General Description
Salary Disclosure:
Starting Salary: $37,353.00
Pay Grade: P32

Current Pasco County Employees: Please refer to the Career Service Manual for starting salary information.

Department: Libraries Services

Location: Hudson

General Description: Professional library work responsible for providing professional level juvenile and young adult reader's advisory, reference, and programming in the public library system.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE/RECOVERY ACTIVITIES: All employees will be required to work before, during, or after an Emergency. During an Emergency employees may temporarily be assigned to work and perform duties outside the normal scope of their position, location and work schedule to fit the needs of the County and its citizens.

Essential Job Functions

Provides juvenile and young adult reader's advisory and reference services to adults as directed. Coordinates toddler, preschool, and youth and teen programs per schedule approved by the Branch Manager and the Youth Services Coordinator. Coordinates in-library tours of children's area for individuals and groups. Conducts outreach to schools, day care centers, parks & recreation centers and other designated agencies. Coordinates the Summer Reading Program, and the Summer Teen Volunteer Program at the branch library with the support of the Branch Manager, the Youth Services Coordinator, and other library staff.

Recommends juvenile and young adult authors, titles, and subject areas to the Youth Services Coordinator and Collection Development Coordinator for collection development. Weeds juvenile and young adult collection per guidelines established by the Youth Services Coordinator and Collection Development Coordinator. Participates in in-service training for County Library Youth Services Program.

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of current principles of juvenile and young adult library service.
  • Knowledge of juvenile and young adult materials.
  • Knowledge of public library organizations and operations.
  • Knowledge of library automation procedures and practices.
  • Ability to work without close supervision.
  • Ability to work effectively with library patrons, employees and the general public.
  • Ability to deal with diverse elements simultaneously.
  • Ability to plan and assign work to paraprofessional and clerical library staff.
  • Ability to train and instruct library patrons and staff.
  • Ability to operate the library automation systems, microcomputers, microfilm reader/printers, and audio-visual equipment.
  • Ability to understand and apply complex oral and written instructions, including library policies and procedures.
  • MUST BE ABLE TO WORK EVENINGS AND SATURDAYS.
  • One year of library experience preferred.

Minimum Requirements

PHYSICAL SKILLS: Ability to lift and/or move up to 35 pounds and also push or pull heavy objects. May use a handling device (dolly, cart, etc.) or work with another team member to lift and/or move excessively heavy objects. Job requires extended periods of walking, standing, sitting, bending, stooping, and reaching. Also requires use of video display terminal. Ability to communicate effectively using verbal, written, and visual communication.

EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Must possess a Master's in Library Science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association.

LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS OR REGISTRATIONS: Possession of a valid driver's license.

ADA STATEMENT: A qualified employee or applicant with a disability may be afforded a reasonable accommodation to perform the essential job functions of a position in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE: Pasco County BOCC is a drug-free workplace in accordance with Federal and Florida law.

VETERANS' PREFERENCE: Under Section 295.07, F.S., Chapter SSA-7, Pasco County BCC provides to Veterans, that preference in appointment will be given to preference-eligible applicants.
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Executive Assistant, Office of Organizational Culture, Inclusion & Equity, Simmons University, Boston, MA

Simmons University is committed to building a community that is equitable and inclusive of all its students, staff, and faculty members. The Office of Organizational Culture, Inclusion and Equity (OCIE) is dedicated to upholding Simmons' mission of providing a transformative and supportive learning environment.

We recognize that a robust intellectual community for all requires moving beyond representation and toward authentic engagement, thoughtful participation, and inclusive membership.

At the Office of Organizational Culture, Inclusion & Equity, we seek to effect the fundamental cultural and institutional changes necessary to establish and maintain a fully inclusive campus, and to promote ongoing, meaningful, and engaged diversity. In doing this work, we center a broad range of social identities and perspectives including, but not limited to, race, socio-economic status, gender identity and expression, ethnicity, religious/spiritual affiliations, physical abilities, sexual orientation, citizenship status, and national origin.

Reporting to the Senior Vice President, the Executive Assistant will provide organizational and administrative support to the Office of Organizational Culture, Inclusion & Equity. The Executive Assistant will act as liaison with internal colleagues and external partners while promoting a culture of inclusion and responsiveness. This position requires keen interpersonal skills, exceptional judgment to facilitate collaboration and communication among diverse groups, and the ability to proactively solve problems and/or independently handle issues.

This highly visible role is critical to the function and success of the Office of Organizational Culture, Inclusion & Equity. The Executive Assistant will serve as the first point of contact for OCIE and will support both programmatic and individual calendar coordination, event and meeting preparation, data maintenance, and routine day-to-day operations.

The ideal candidate will: support Simmons College's commitment to diversity, practice and promote teamwork, perform well independently, maintain confidentiality, adhere to high standards of personal conduct and maintain and enhance professional/job competency.
 

Responsibilities:

Administrative Operations & Projects

  • Organize and maintain the workings of the Office of Organizational Culture, Inclusion & Equity, including but not limited to processing of invoices, expense reports and credit card statements; ordering supplies, record and database maintenance requests and basic bookkeeping;
  • Prepare purchase orders as needed for orders, programs, projects and other College commitments, including faculty, visitor, and speaker reimbursements and honorarium payments and trainings;
  • Coordinate the Senior Vice President's Office events and related programs;
  • Provide administrative support for staff searches;
  • Support other programmatic operational activities, which may include support of analysis and/or reporting of faculty, staff, and student data; assisting in reporting to external entities, including accreditation, licensure, and certification; and others;
  • Work on discrete projects, providing project coordination, documentation, and support and other duties as assigned;
  • Assist with other duties as assigned by the Senior Vice President of OCIE.

 Calendar Coordination & Meeting Coordination

  • Coordinate both programmatic and individual calendars for the Executive Vice President of OCIE, using judgment to prioritize and commit leadership time for meetings, appointments and travel based on an in-depth understanding of the Office's priorities and needs;
  • Schedule meetings and arrange conference calls for the Office as well as College wide faculty, staff, student meetings;
  • Coordinate meeting logistics including location reservations, catering and equipment;
  • Prepare meeting materials and presentations;
  • Draft and distribute meeting agendas;
  • Attend meetings and manage meeting minutes as requested by the Executive Vice President.

Communication

  • Serve as the primary point of contact for the Office of Organizational Culture, Inclusion & Equity for internal and external constituencies;
  • Coordinate communications the Office of Organizational Culture, Inclusion & Equity to internal and external constituents;
  • Respond to phone, email, and in-person inquiries in a timely and professional manner. Make autonomous, accurate, and swift judgements, including forwarding questions and requests to other senior staff;
  • Open, sort, and distribute incoming correspondence, including mail, faxes, and email;
  • May draft and/or proofread emails, letters, reports, or other documents.


Education

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience required.

Required Technical Skills

  • Advanced proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint);
  • Intermediate proficiency with Adobe Suites.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Three to five years of professional experience, administrative or executive assistant experience preferred;
  • Minimum three to five years of professional experience working with culturally diverse populations, such as people of color and the LGBTQ community.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including editing and proofreading;
  • Exceptional planning and organizational skills;
  • Ability to take initiative and ownership of projects;
  • Demonstrated ability to handle sensitive issues and maintain confidentiality;
  • Proven ability to perform duties with a high level of professionalism, flexibility; discretion, judgment, diplomacy and tact;
  • Ability to multi-task, adapt to changing priorities, and meet deadlines;
  • Experience with accounting practices for budgetary responsibilities;
  • Prior experience in higher education administration a plus.


Desired Competencies

  • Communication
  • Time Management
  • Collaboration
  • Personal Effectiveness/Credibility
  • Flexibility/Adaptability


Work Schedule
This is a 40 hour position with a schedule of Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm.

Instructions to Applicants: Please submit a resume and cover letter in the Resume/CV section of your application.

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

To apply, click here.

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Graduate Assistant, Office of Organizational, Culture, Inclusion and Equity, Simmons University, Boston, MA

Title: Graduate Assistant (part time, 8 months)

Hours Per Week: 10-15 hours (occasionally additional hours may be required)

Reports To: National Urban Fellow & Senior Vice President of OCIE

Start/End Date: September 24, 2018--May 31, 2019

Compensation: $20/hour

Simmons University is committed to building a community that is equitable and inclusive of all its students, staff, and faculty members. The Office of Organizational Culture, Inclusion and Equity (OCIE) is dedicated to upholding Simmons' mission of providing a transformative and supportive learning environment.

At OCIE, we seek to effect the fundamental cultural and institutional changes necessary to establish and maintain a fully inclusive campus, and to promote ongoing, meaningful, and engaged diversity. In doing this work, we center a broad range of social identities and perspectives including, but not limited to, race, socio-economic status, gender identity and expression, ethnicity, religious/spiritual affiliations, physical abilities, sexual orientation, citizenship status, and national origin.

We are seeking a graduate student to work with our office as an administrative and research assistant. The administrative responsibilities of this role will be reduced after 1-2 months. As OCIE is a new unit at Simmons University, the graduate assistant will also have the opportunity to contribute to the design and execution of our programming.

This graduate assistant will serve several roles within the program:

Research Responsibilities

  • Conduct research and provide support for the completion of research projects within the Office of Organizational Culture, Inclusion & Equity;
  • Assist staff members with literature review, data entry, and data compilation as required;
  • Assist staff with the preparation of presentations at conferences as needed;
  • Assist with research and conference proposal development.

Administrative Operations & Projects

  • Organize and maintain the workings of the Office of Organizational Culture, Inclusion & Equity, including but not limited to processing of invoices, expense reports and credit card statements; ordering supplies, record and database maintenance requests and basic bookkeeping;
  • Work on discrete projects, providing project coordination, documentation, and support and other duties as assigned;
  • Coordinate the Senior Vice President's Office events and related programs.

Calendar Coordination & Meeting Planning and Coordination

  • Develop, plan and execute OCIE activities and events including working collaboratively with partners across Simmons College
  • Coordinate both programmatic and individual calendars for the Executive Vice President of OCIE, using judgment to prioritize and commit leadership time for meetings, appointments and travel based on an in-depth understanding of the Office's priorities and needs;
  • Schedule meetings and arrange conference calls for the Office as well as College wide faculty, staff, student meetings;
  • Coordinate meeting logistics including location reservations, catering and equipment;
  • Prepare meeting materials and presentations;
  • Draft and distribute meeting agendas;
  • Attend meetings and manage meeting minutes as requested by the Executive Vice President.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Minimum two years of research experience
  • Minimum three to five years of professional experience working with culturally diverse populations, such as people of color and the LGBTQ community.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including editing and proofreading;
  • Exceptional planning and organizational skills;
  • Ability to take initiative and ownership of projects;
  • Demonstrated ability to handle sensitive issues and maintain confidentiality;
  • Proven ability to perform duties with a high level of professionalism, flexibility; discretion, judgment, diplomacy and tact;
  • Ability to multi-task, adapt to changing priorities, and meet deadlines;
  • Prior experience in higher education administration a plus.

To apply, click here.

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Discovery Services Librarian, Edsel Ford Memorial Library, The Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, CT

DISCOVERY SERVICES LIBRARIAN

Department: Edsel Ford Memorial Library

FLSA: Exempt

Job Status: Full-time (40 hrs), 12-Month

Reports to: Assistant Library Director

Travel: N/A

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Discovery Services Librarian will work directly under the supervision of the Assistant Library Director and be principally responsible for curating and developing metadata for the library collections in order to enhance patron access to information resources. They will possess a future-facing perspective on library metadata, keeping abreast of developments in the field and working closely with students and faculty to determine which can be profitably adapted for use at Hotchkiss.  They will work in close concert with the Assistant Director, Access Services Librarian, and the Emerging Technology Librarian to establish workflows that ensure our various online platforms take full advantage of our descriptive and technical metadata. They will also provide metadata expertise in support of the Hotchkiss Archives & Special Collections.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Serve as the Library's expert on descriptive metadata.

  • Collaborate with Library, ITS, other Hotchkiss staff, and external vendors to manage metadata acquisition, transfer, and maintenance.

  • In support of the Access Services Librarian, collect information and data, both anecdotal and statistical, to improve the accessability of the Library's collections.

  • Classify and catalog physical and electronic items acquired by the Library, with a focus on enhancing access to the Library's resources.

  • Coordinate input of individual and batch bibliographic records into the Library's OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog) and oversee the maintenance of our holdings and other data in OCLC Worldcat.

  • Accession, arrange, and prepare inventories and descriptions for Hotchkiss Archives holdings.

  • Participate in creating records for Hotchkiss Archives digital projects.

  • Liaise with academic departments as assigned; develop collection and instructional programs in these areas.

  • Staff Library Services Desk and other service points as assigned, to assist library users with questions and requests.

  • Work with patrons to develop their independent research skills.

  • Contribute to the overall maintenance of the Library collection.

  • Other projects and tasks as assigned by the Assistant Library Director.

The statements above describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.

This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college; a Master's degree in Library Science or a related field.

  • Familiarity with office productivity software, including databases; SQL experience preferred.

  • Experience with MARC record creation, preferably in an Integrated Library System (ILS) such as Koha, and/or in OCLC Connexion.

  • Demonstrated experience to organize work and perform assigned tasks independently without constant supervision and with a high level of attention to detail.

  • Demonstrated ability to perform detailed tasks accurately and efficiently.

  • Must possess the ability to proofread online data.

  • Strongly prefer candidates with previous experience working in a library setting.

  • Hired applicant must successfully pass a background check and be eligible to work in the United States

PHYSICAL CONDITIONS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.

  • Repetitive (keyboard) motion

  • Occasional bending, stooping, and reaching

  • Periodically carrying boxes (up to 50 lbs)

  • Regularly pushes/navigates fully laden book trucks

  • Regularly stands for long periods

  • Close vision, the ability to adjust focus, and comfort using a computer monitor for long periods of time

  • Noise level in the work environment is usually quiet

  • Hours include late afternoon, evening, and weekend shifts

  • Hired applicant must successfully pass a background check and be eligible to work in the United States

The Hotchkiss School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Tobacco-Free Environment.

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Instruction & Research Services Librarian, Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg, MA

Instruction & Research Services Librarian

Part time, Fitchburg State University, Amelia V. Gallucci-Cirio Library

8 hours/week, weekdays late afternoon until early evening during the academic year at $24.00 per hour. Additional opportunity possible for hours on weekends, if interested.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Instructional Services:

  • Participate in the development, creation and management of digital course materials and curriculum content supporting the instruction programs in collaboration with Instruction Librarians.
  • Participate in the instruction program, providing instruction or research sessions under the guidance of Instruction Librarians.

Research Services:

  • Provide reference assistance through in-person interactions, chat, email, and phone calls. Special Projects on an as-needed basis, including:
  • Participate in the development of digital collections supporting the Archives under the supervision of the Archivist.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Library Science with recent work experience in a library setting.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and maintain cooperative working relationships.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Recent Work Experience in an Academic Library.

FULL/PART TIME
Part Time; unbenefited

EDUCATION

  • MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution or within 2 courses of completing an MLS or MLIS.

About Fitchburg State University:
Fitchburg State University, located in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, is a public institution dedicated to integrating high-quality professional programs with strong liberal arts and sciences studies. Founded in 1894, the university now has more than 30 undergraduate programs and 22 master's degree programs, and 7,000 full and part-time students.

Information about the Amelia V. Gallucci-Cirio Library is available at https://library.fitchburgstate.edu/

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

Please submit cover letter and resume.

In order to be considered for this position, you MUST apply at http://jobs.fitchburgstate.edu

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Interns, Lesbian Herstory Archives, New York City, NY

Lesbian Herstory Archives Internships

The Lesbian Herstory Archives  (located in Park Slope, Brooklyn, NYC) is looking for graduate and undergraduate students with a demonstrated interest in Lesbian Studies, History and Activism.  We have a number of exciting archival, library, data migration projects for the upcoming academic year as well as planning museum exhibits, LHA At Home events and fundraising efforts.

We believe that internships should be mutually beneficial. The Archives' structure/process combines individual autonomy with group goals and consensus decision-making. We seek to match interns with their interest areas, based on a wide variety of options. However, volunteers (including coordinators) staff the Archives, answer and return phone calls, and do the general work of keeping the Archives functioning on a day-to-day basis, and we expect interns to do the same.

Other ongoing work includes: identifying and assigning items to proper subject files and special collections, reorganizing collections for proper preservation, creating signage or updating collection information and labels, answering research questions received by mail and phone, cataloguing video and audio tapes, book collection maintenance and development, three-dimensional object collection processing and maintenance, research in preparation for exhibits, giving tours of the collections to international and domestic visitors, gardening, carpentry, building maintenance etc. In addition to the above, interns sometimes initiate their own projects. Examples of intern-generated projects have included: organization of the graphics flat files, creation of a guide to the special collections, the creation of an exhibit of butch-femme identity exhibit (shown at LHA and in Greenwich Village storefront windows) and cataloguing and indexing of the Lesbian History edition of Frontiers.

Time Commitment 
Although there is no limit to how long a woman may intern, we ask for a commitment of at least l0 hours per week for no less than eight weeks (or more hours per week for a shorter period of time). In addition, interns are expected to attend coordinator meetings (two hours every third week).

Days and hours of interning are arranged in accordance with the needs of both the intern and LHA. The Archives strives to keep its doors open a maximum number of hours/days a week; interns can arrange schedules for both days and evenings, during the week and on weekends. 

Skills 
Interns should have a personal interest in and commitment to the Archives' mission. Ease in working with a diverse public is an asset. No specific coursework or academic background is required. An interest in Lesbian Studies, Women's Studies, and/or Lesbian/Gay issues is a strength, as is exposure to women's communities and experience in working in a group environment with consensus.

Supervision/Advising 
Archives coordinators include professors, librarians, teachers, writers, community cultural workers, social workers, filmmakers, graduate students, artists, craftswomen, journalists, and translators. An appropriate match between a coordinator and an intern will be established to provide both orientation and ongoing supervision. Interns have direct contact with Archives coordinators and volunteers. Beyond this, interns are expected to be comfortable with working autonomously. Evaluation forms and collaboration with an intern advisor from an academic institution may be arranged.

How To Apply 
An interested intern is advised to send a cover letter describing her familiarity with the Archives, her background, areas of interest and proposed internship period. A phone interview, correspondence or a visit to the Archives is conducted in order to determine whether an internship is of mutual interest. Please note: As The Archives is an all-volunteer run organization- it can neither pay interns nor house them. When possible, LHA volunteers may assist in finding appropriate short-term housing options for interns.

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Assistant Professor, UNC, Greensboro, NC

The UNC Greensboro Department of Library and Information Studies invites applications and nominations for an Assistant Professor position with expertise in information services, information literacy instruction, and/or public libraries with a youth services focus. This is a nine-month, tenure track position which becomes effective August 1, 2019. A physical presence on campus in Greensboro, NC, is expected. Salary is commensurate with qualifications. Summer teaching is normally available as an option.

Responsibilities: High caliber teaching in online and through blended modalities, research, and service in all LIS areas will be considered but with special interest in: information services, information literacy instruction, and/or public libraries with a youth services focus. In addition to teaching and research, responsibilities include advising students and candidates for completion of the MLIS degree and community engagement and service to the Department, School, and University.

Preference will be given to applicants with work experience in libraries or information organizations and to those with an established research agenda.

Qualifications: Earned doctorate by August 1, 2019 in library and information studies, education, or closely related field, a Masters of Library Science (MLS) or Information Studies (MLIS) from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program, and demonstrated teaching excellence.

We are interested in attracting candidates who add to the diversity of the department in terms of race, gender, culture, perspective, and academic specialty.

The Department has a MLIS enrollment of over 300 students in both the Greensboro campus program and online. The Department is accredited by ALA through 2025.

Founded in 1891, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is classified by The Carnegie Foundation as a comprehensive doctoral, research university with "high research activity" and in the community engagement classification under Curricular Engagement and Outreach and Partnerships. The University has a diverse student body, with an enrollment of more than 19,000 students, including 3,600 graduate students, and is located in the city of Greensboro in the Triad area of North Carolina.
UNCG is one of four doctoral-granting institutions of the seventeen-campus University system and places strong emphasis on effective teaching as well as research and service to the community.

Application Deadline and Procedures: Review of applications will begin on and will continue until the position is successfully filled. Candidates should send: (1) a letter of application that addresses stated responsibilities, qualifications, and research agenda, (2) current vitae, (3) evidence of qualifications and experience in teaching (i.e. course evaluations, sample syllabi), and (4) the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three or more references electronically via: https://jobsearch.uncg.edu

For questions, contact:
Dr. Nora Bird, njbird@uncg.edu 
Dr. Julie Hersberger, jahersbe@uncg.edu
Dr. Anthony Chow, aschow@uncg.edu

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro has been and will continue to be committed to equality of employment opportunities and does not discriminate against applicants or employees based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, political affiliation, genetic information, or age. Men, women, and members of all racial and ethnic groups are encouraged to apply. Moreover, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro is committed to recruiting and advancing women and minorities at all faculty/staff levels.

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Metadata and Digital Projects Librarian, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA

Metadata and Digital Projects Librarian

The New England Historic Genealogical Society seeks a Metadata and Digital Projects Librarian who will participate in the work of the Collection Services Department, which carries out the acquisition, cataloging, processing, and preservation of the library's print and digital collections, and makes these resources accessible and discoverable. This position will be primarily responsible for creating, maintaining, and enriching metadata for the NEHGS print and digital collections, and coordinating the addition of digitized books to the Society's Digital Collections site. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform original and copy cataloging of library materials in all formats in accordance with national standards.
  • Working closely with the Curator of Digital Collections, manage the Library's contributions to the American Ancestors Digital Collections by overseeing scanning, metadata creation, and loading of digital materials, including born-digital content. 
  • Assist in managing the integrated library system (Innovative Interfaces) and participate in maintenance and ongoing improvements to III WebPAC online catalog.
  • Supervise and train volunteers and interns working on tasks related to cataloging and digitization of library materials.
  • Help develop strategies for managing digitized and born-digital content.
  • Keep current with developments in the fields of technical services, technology, and genealogy.

Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in library and/or information science from an ALA-accredited institution
  • 2 or more years of relevant library experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of cataloging, metadata, integrated library systems, web page creation and management, OCLC, and digital libraries
  • Working knowledge of MARC, AACR2, RDA, and metadata standards such as Dublin Core, EAD, METS, or MODS
  • Superior problem-solving and organizational skills
  • Professional, dependable, flexible and constructive work ethic
  • Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, as well as comfort with public speaking
  • Interest or experience in the field of genealogy a plus
  • Experience in the design and maintenance of a website and experience with standard web programming languages such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Previous experience with CONTENTdm and/or Innovative Interfaces Millennium system is a plus.

 

To Apply:

Send resume and cover letter to Michelle Major (mmajor@nehgs.org), Director of Human Resources, New England Historic Genealogical Society, by October 5, 2018.

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Records Management Facilitator Intern, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Marine Monuments of the Pacific Office, Honolulu, HI

Posting title: Records Management Facilitator (Honolulu)

Records Management Facilitator Internship

This application is for the Honolulu intern position.

The deadline for applications is close of business October 14th, 2018.

 

SUMMARY:

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Marine Monuments of the Pacific Office, located in Honolulu, Hawaii is looking for two Records Management Facilitators to assist in organizing our holdings.  Our offices have extensive historical files spanning decades, which document the management, political history, and scientific research surrounding 22 national wildlife refuges and 4 marine national monuments throughout the Pacific. The collections consist of analog and digital records, maps, photographs, and other mixed media. Two interns will be stationed at the Honolulu office and one will be offsite on Kauai.

 

We are looking for conscientious, resourceful, and motivated information professionals to become our in-house experts.  The records management facilitators will be responsible for following a records schedule, organizing and digitizing files, keeping a records inventory, and disposing of files accordingly. You will gain hands-on experience with electronic records, preservation, digitization, metadata, records management, and content management systems. You will also gain experience prioritizing tasks, collaborating with others, establishing guidelines, and training other staff in records management tasks.

 

Many responsibilities of the rotation will be distributed between the interns. The Honolulu interns will prioritize the big-picture potential of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service records room. For example, they will continue the goal of creating a sustainable filing system.  They will also work together to digitize and purge records, as well as maintain the online catalog of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service references. Other tasks include digitizing maps, downloading content from CDs and DVDs, and generally working to decrease the volume of mixed media accumulated in the records room.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

  • Enrolled or recently graduated from an ALA accredited MLIS program or related graduate program.
  • Ability to work independently and make well-researched decisions with limited supervision.
  • Superb organizational and planning skills.
  • Ability to recognize inefficiencies and recommend practical solutions.
  • Ability to balance theory and idealism with fiscal and logistical limitations in a non-traditional information setting.
  • Ability to use excel and Microsoft suite programs.
  • Experience with archival content management platforms.
  • Adhere to established guidelines and policies both professional and organizational.
  • Work experience in archival science or records management.

 

Preferred:

  • Experience with scanning equipment and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Experience with records retention and disposition schedules.
  • An interest in environmental issues, biology, or conservation.
  • Experience cataloging or working with metadata.

 

SCHEDULE:

A 6-month, full-time (40 hrs./week) schedule is preferred. The start date for this position would be between December 27th-January 5th, 2018.

 

COMPENSATION:

The internship is unpaid; please see below information for travel coverage. Depending on your school's program requirements, you may be able to receive credit for this internship. 

 

TRAVEL AND LODGING:

The Service will provide roundtrip airfare to and from Honolulu, including reimbursement for luggage, if necessary. We also provide compensation for public transportation to and from work via reimbursement for a monthly bus pass.

 

Housing is provided at a communal agency bunkhouse, if needed. The bunkhouses can accommodate up to seven people in Honolulu and up to thirteen on Kauai. Please consider your ability to handle a constantly changing environment. The Honolulu bunkhouse is located in walking distance from Waikiki and is a 30 minute bus ride from work.

 

SURROUNDINGS:

Our office is located in downtown Honolulu and the agency bunkhouse is located about half an hour away by bus, near the Waikiki neighborhood. Bunkhouse residents enjoy the convenience of nearby grocery stores, drugstores, coffee shops, and library. There are many great restaurants and plenty of outdoor activities to participate in throughout Oahu.  Weekends, holidays, and off hours can be spent exploring Hawaii. Opportunities abound to kayak, surf, fish, stand-up paddleboard, swim, snorkel and enjoy the many beaches, parks, hiking trails, historical landmarks, and gardens.

 

BACKGROUND:

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. The National Wildlife Refuge System, managed by the Service, is the world's premier system of public lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife, and plants. The Records Management Facilitators will make a difference for some of the world's most remarkable and unique natural resources as our office continues to accomplish great things in the Pacific. 

 

APPLICATION PROCESS:

To apply, send an attached resume, brief cover letter and two to three references to Maggie Tucker at margaret_tucker@fws.gov.  

Please have the subject of the email state "RMF Honolulu Application"

The deadline for applications is close of business October 14th, 2018.

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Associate Director, Donor Relations, Museum of Science, Boston, MA

Under the general direction of the Director of Donor Relations, the Associate Director will assist in the development, implementation and management of an institution-wide comprehensive stewardship program that appropriately and consistently promotes interaction with and recognition of donors at all levels.

This position's role is to sustain positive and mutually-rewarding relations between the Museum and its donors; partner with development directors to determine strategies for effective stewardship of donors; maintain ongoing and active networking with internal and external constituencies; coordinate recognition events for major gift donors and coordinate various activities for the Museum's leadership and planned giving donor societies.

The position reports to the Director of Donor Relations and includes supervisory responsibility for the Donor Relations Officer and one intern per semester. EEO/M/W/D/V.

To apply, visit https://mos.applicantpro.com/jobs/883389-29458.html

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

 

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Intern, Library and Archive Management, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA

Application for Griffin Museum Internship Program

Library and Archive Management at the Griffin Museum of Photography

The Griffin Museum Internship Program is a rewarding experience for those who are interested in expanding their knowledge of both the daily operations involved in running a small library at a highly regarded museum and learning about the art of photography.

 

Aside from the museum gift shop where we display books for purchase, the museum has hundreds of other books that have been collected and donated to us over the years. Our long-term goal is to create a small library space for visitors, students and educators to take advantage of. Innovative thinkers and organizers would be encouraged to apply for an opportunity to propose and execute a plan for our library. The Library and Archive Management Intern would need to keep the audience of the museum in mind when creating a system for our library. How can it be accessible to our public? How can we get students and educators to use our space as a place to learn? In addition, the museum stores the archive of the renowned New England photographer Arthur Griffin. Part of this internship would include archiving Arthur Griffin's photographs and other documents.

 

Interns will be asked to work a minimum of one full day per week. We will work with your academic institution to meet internship requirements for course credits.

 

Please email for more information on deadlines and requirements.

 

If you are willing to make the necessary commitment to this program, please complete the following form and return it to Iaritza Menjivar, Associate Director at iaritza@griffinmuseum.org or mail to our address below.

 

With your application please attach your resume and a recommendation letter written by a work or school professional and a 500 word personal statement.

 

QUESTIONAIRE:

Why are you interested in an internship at the Griffin Museum? 

What has been your previous experience with library studies and/or archiving?

Have you previously worked with an arts institution?

What is your availability?

Name _____________________________________________ Date _______

 

Email ______________________________________________________________

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Chemistry Library Intern, University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Philadelphia, PA

Supervisor: Judith Currano

Department: Chemistry Library
Email: currano@pobox.upenn.edu
Phone: 215-746-5886

Availability: One-year long position available immediately

Hours: Up to 20 hours per week, mainly within 9AM-5PM Monday-Friday time period, but with the possibility of some evening and/or weekend hours

Salary: $15/hour

Broad Functions:

This internship offers a service-oriented, self-motivated individual a complete experience in a small science library setting, providing library services to physical scientists and engineers. Based at the Penn Chemistry Library, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to experience most aspects of the job of a departmental librarian at a large research institution, while working on research and operational projects in chemical information and other areas of science and engineering librarianship. A degree in chemistry or a closely-related science discipline is preferred but not required, as this could be an ideal opportunity for a non-scientist to gain knowledge and experience in science and engineering librarianship.

Specific Duties:

Duties will fall into three basic categories, with other duties and projects as assigned.

Patron Services and Instruction, including

  • Developing, updating, and maintaining remote education materials including Web guides and tutorials
  • Assisting at the Van Pelt information desk during intersessions and peak semester periods
  • Working a minimum of one to two hours per week providing chat reference services
  • Preparing supporting materials for course-integrated instruction sessions

Collection Development Responsibilities, including

  • Assisting with a project to evaluate the Chemistry Library's on-site print journal collection
  • Assisting with the annual budget process
  • Analyzing usage statistics for electronic resources

Professional Development Activities, including

  • Attending workshops and training sessions that will develop job and professional skills
  • Attending other applicable Penn library meetings, as assigned by supervisor

 

Qualifications:

All applicants must be enrolled in a master's degree program in library/information science. A degree in chemistry or a related discipline is preferred but not required. In addition, the successful candidate must have the ability to manage and prioritize their workload and must be able to work both independently and cooperatively in a team environment. 

 

Other requirements include:

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Adobe Acrobat, HTML, and Web site generation and design
  • Experience searching online databases
  • Flexibility, accuracy, and attention to detail in work

 

Preference will be given to applicants with the following skills:

  • Experience designing instructional handouts and guides to the literature
  • Experience searching science and engineering databases
  • Ability to create databases using Microsoft Access
  • Ability to write macros and use pivot tables in Microsoft Excel

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Intern, Robbins Library, Arlington, MA

Librarian Intern, Robbins Library, Arlington MA

The Robbins Library is seeking an organized, service-focused, and tech-savvy individual for the position of Librarian Intern.

Duties/descriptions:

Provides information services to the public in a very busy library. Assists patrons in the use of the library. Troubleshoots copiers, printers, microfilm machine and computers. Assists patrons with the use of technology and information resources. Oversees all Interlibrary Loans. Performs various clerical functions and other duties as assigned for the Adult Services Department. This position reports to the Head of Adult Services. This position requires daytime hours and some Saturdays.

Qualifications:

A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university - AND - current enrollment in a Master's of Library Science program accredited by the American Library Association are required. Requires excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Organization and attention to detail a must. Excellent task management skills and comfort with technology is essential for this position. Knowledge of the Innovative Interfaces Sierra ILS helpful. The ideal candidate will work well both independently and with others.

Salary/Hours:

This is an 18.5 hour a week non-union position at $17.52 per hour.

Closing Date: 

Monday, September 24, 2018

Please apply online at https://www.arlingtonma.gov/departments/human-resources/employment-opportunities

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Technical Services Librarian, Sullivan & Worcester LLP, Boston, MA

The Technical Services Librarian oversees the firm's technical and circulation services. The incumbent is responsible for the maintenance of the firm's physical collection and integrated library system (i.e., catalog), coordinating the work of contract file clerks, and assisting with contract and subscription renewals. In addition, the Technical Services Librarian assists with the administration and maintenance of the firm's electronic resources.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for maintaining the physical collection, including mail check-in and routing materials, filing updates, collection development, original and copy-cataloging of material
  • Responsible for maintaining and updating content on the library's OPAC  and intranet pages
  • Coordinates the filing work of the contract filing clerks
  • Sets up and maintains user access for Firm electronic resources
  • Reviews, processes, and codes invoices
  • Responsible for inter-library loans
  • Assists library director with annual budget process
  • Assists library director with contract and subscription renewals
  • Assists library team with implementation and rollout of new resources
  • Assists attorneys and staff with research and reference as needed

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • Master's degree in library science or related field strongly preferred
  • 3-5 years of library experience
  • Knowledge of automated library catalog systems (Softlink Liberty preferred)
  • Knowledge of bibliographic classifications systems, specifically Library of Congress
  • Familiarity with MARC and other computerized library records formats
  • SharePoint and/or Handshake Software experience preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge of print and electronic legal research resources
  • Strong organizational and oral communication skills
  • Detail oriented

Working Conditions:

Normal office conditions

Physical Requirements:

Ability to lift/push 25-30 lbs.

All inquiries may come to my attention at vstella@sandw.com

Below is the link to the company website.

https://www.sandw.com/

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College Archivist/Librarian, Special Collections, New London, CT

Connecticut College is conducting a national search for the College Archivist/Librarian for Special Collections position. This position will manage the College Archives and records management program, recommend policies, plan and implement procedures, provide reference and instruction services for the College Archives and Special Collections and serve as the Archives' principal contact with administrative and academic offices.

 

General Duties & Responsibilities:

  • The College Archivist/Librarian for Special Collections will collaborate with the Director of the Lear Center for Special Collections and Archives in planning departmental activities, creating and managing digital projects and developing grant proposals for the Lear Center
  • Manage the Lear Center and provide service in Special Collections in the Director's absence
  • Set archival processing goals for Lear Special Collections Librarian with responsibility for supervision in fulfilling those goals
  • Work with College offices to identify, evaluate and preserve important legal and administrative documents, materials and information relevant to the history of the college and collect, arrange, describe, and index material
  • Promote and facilitate efficient record keeping practices; survey records and create and update retention schedules in conjunction with College officials; maintain records according to Society of American Archivists guidelines, federal and state legislation, and agreements with individual departments
  • Provide security for confidential, restricted or legal documents; in conjunction with legal counsel and other officers of the College, create review and update access policies and guidelines for using the College Archives
  • Assist with physical and digital exhibits, events and programs
  • Perform research for College offices as necessary
  • Provide instruction and assistance to classes and promote integration of special collections and archival material into the curriculum
  • Assist in content development for and design of the Lear Center's web site and social media efforts
  • Participate in the planning and execution of digital scholarship projects for the Lear Center and collaborate with the Digital Scholarship and Curriculum Center on College digital scholarship initiatives
  • Provide guidance to patrons in the handling and use of original and legally sensitive materials
  • Assist in the supervision, training, and setting of goals for student workers, volunteers, and interns
  • Maintain current professional and technical knowledge through training and participation in professional organizations and publications and serve on IS, College and CTW committees, task forces and activity groups.
  • Other duties as assigned or as necessary

 

Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited masters degree in library or information studies
  • Minimum of 3 years of applicable archival experience including records management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to build and sustain key relationships with alumni, outside researchers, faculty, students, staff, community and professional colleagues
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with discretion
  • Excellent knowledge of archival theory and methodology and records management practice
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, excellent organization skills and ability to set priorities and keep
  • Detail-oriented, well-organized, and able to work under pressure
  • Computer skills, including the use of integrated library systems, archival management systems, information databases, standard productivity software and archival digitizing equipment and techniques, EAD, and web editing software
  • Some travel required

 

Required Documents:

Cover letter, Resume, Three professional references, Brief description (150-300 words) of a class session conducted using rare or archival materials

 

Review of applications will begin on October 14. A complete description and link to the application may be found at https://conncoll.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=50624.

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Reference/Technology Librarian, Hopkinton Public Library, Hopkinton, MA

The Town of Hopkinton is seeking a part-time Reference/Technology Librarian.

The Hopkinton Public Library, reopened since October 2017 in a beautiful renovated building, is seeking an energetic, friendly, and tech-savvy reference librarian to join our team and support expanded services to our engaged and supportive community.

 

Hours: Up to 2 evenings per week and participate in the library's regular weekend coverage rotation

 

Hiring Salary Range: $21.81 - $24.81, depending on qualifications

The part-time Reference/Technology Librarian works under the direction of the Library Director with additional supervision of the Adult Services Librarian. This position is responsible for assisting patrons at the reference desk; coordinates, supports, and troubleshoots technology and technological services within the library in collaboration with Town IT as needed; maintains the library's social media presence; develops and conducts technology instruction and education programs for patrons and staff; and develops and implements policies and procedures regarding library technologies as needed. This position will work up to 2 evenings per week and participate in the library's regular weekend coverage rotation, and may have the opportunity to cover occasional additional shifts as needed.

 

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must meet the following to be considered qualified for this position:


Education, Training and Experience

  • Equivalent to Master's degree in Library Science (MLS) from an ALA-accredited program and at least one year (1) of reference desk/adult services experience. Students close to completion of their MLS degree will also be considered. Two (2) or more years experience in a similar position in a public library Preferred.  

  • Demonstrates proficiency in innovative technology use, instruction and troubleshooting.

  • Experienced in the use of technology and electronic resources and possesses the interest and ability to acquire new technology skills as needed.  

  • Understands social networking applications and tools. Experience maintaining a social media presence for an organization is preferred.  

  • Knowledge of principles and practices of professional library work, procedures and basic reference sources and research techniques.  

  • Good communication and excellent customer service skills.  Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing and to work in a highly collaborative, team-based environment.

Internal and External Applicants: To be considered for this position, please submit the required Application for Employment (attached to this e-mail and to the online posting at https://groups.google.com/a/hopkintonma.gov/forum/#!topic/jobs/aWgKWAF4JX8) to hr@hopkintonma.gov no later than 4:30 pm, Thursday, October 4, 2018. While the preferred method of application is through e-mail or online, applications will also be accepted via walk-in or mail to Town Hall, Human Resources Department, 18 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748. The Town of Hopkinton is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity.

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Intern, Open Access Publishing Program, American Theological Library Association, Chicago, IL

The American Theological Library Association (ATLA) seeks an Open Access Publishing Program Intern to assist with the ATLA Press, ATLA's open access publishing program. ATLA Press is comprised of three components:

  1. open access scholarly books,
  2. association edited open access journals, and
  3. an open access journal hosting service.

The mission of the ATLA Press is to publish or support the publication of quality scholarly works reflecting the intersection of librarianship and the study and teaching of theology and religion. 

This internship will provide an opportunity to a graduate student pursuing a degree in library and information science the opportunity to learn more about scholarly publishing workflows, open access advocacy, and open source publishing platforms and supporting technologies.

Reporting to the Member Programs and Scholarly Communication Manager, the Open Access Publishing Program Intern will engage in the following projects and services:

  • Utilizing HTML and CSS, provide dynamic, functional and creative design to ATLA Press's Open Journal Systems (OJS) and Open Monograph Systems (OMP) sites where ATLA Press publishes and hosts its open journals, including Theological Librarianship and Theology Cataloging Bulletin, and open books.
  • Assist with the setup and import of journals and their content into the ATLA Press OJS sites from other OJS installations
  • Assist with the assignment of Digital Object Identifiers (DOI) to ATLA Press publications and registration of assigned DOIs with CrossRef
  • Upload archival content for ATLA member edited publications into OJS
  • Collaborate with the Member Programs and Scholarly Communication Manager and the ATLA Press Coordinating Council to develop resources and professional development programming on scholarly publishing and writing
  • In consultation with Member Programs and Scholarly Communication Manager and editors in chief of ATLA Press publications, prepare documentation and resources for use by editorial board members, authors, and readers on usage of the publishing platforms.
  • Support marketing efforts by ATLA Press to solicit article and book proposals as well as market new content to readers
  • Meet weekly with the Member Programs and Scholarly Communication Manager
  • Participate in ATLA Press editorial board virtual and in person meetings as needed and as detailed below
  • Other projects as assigned by the Member Programs and Scholarly Communication Manager

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong ability and desire to learn new technologies
  • Detail-oriented work style
  • Ability to multitask, adapt to changing workflows and tools, and engage in creative problem solving.
  • Service orientation toward helping others use technology to accomplish their work.
  • Strong written communication skills and an ability to explain technical information to a nontechnical audience.
  • Proficiency in HTML and CSS
  • Experience utilizing Microsoft Office applications such as Outlook, Excel, and Word
  • Proficiency using Adobe Acrobat Pro for document creation, editing and conversion
  • Competency and confidence working in web based environments
  • Detail oriented work style
  • Proven ability to follow complex directions and complete projects in a timely manner

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Interest in theological and/or religious studies librarianship
  • Familiarity with or experience in the scholarly publication process, particularly within libraries or other scholarly entities
  • Experience using the Public Knowledge Project open source publishing platforms Open Journal Systems (OJS) and Open Monograph Publishing (OMP)
  • Interest in and/or awareness about open access and open licensing, including Creative Commons

WORK LOCATION, TRAVEL, AND COMPENSATION

This internship is a 9-month appointment commencing November 1, 2018 and ending July 30, 2018. The Open Access Publishing Program Intern will work remotely; therefore, a stable and consistent internet connection is required for this position.

A small monthly stipend will be paid to the Intern for the duration of the internship. In addition, the Intern will participate in the meetings of the publishing program editorial and advisory boards on January 14-16, 2019 at Vanderbilt University Divinity Library in Nashville, TN and the 2019 ATLA Annual Conference, June 12-15, 2019 in Vancouver, British Columbia. All travel expenses will be paid by ATLA. The Intern will also be expected to present a poster at the 2019 ATLA Annual Conference on a project or other learning outcomes of the internship.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send a letter of application detailing your qualifications and interests along with a current resume detailing any relevant experience or coursework to Christine Fruin (cfruin@atla.com). Review of applications will begin October 15, 2018. Applications received by this date will receive priority consideration. Interviews via videoconference will be scheduled the week of October 22, 2018.

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Graduate Assistants, Simmons University, Boston, MA

The Office of Residence Life has a NEW open position for the 2018-2019 academic year specifically for Simmons University graduate students and Dix Scholars. This is the second opening for the 2018-2019 academic year. If you have already applied for the position you do not need to reapply, your application will be reviewed again in this process.

This live-in Graduate Assistant (GA) position will be the primary support for our full-time Residence Life Coordinator staff. GAs will help to oversee multiple buildings on the Simmons Residence Campus, housing about 350 students and 9 RAs. 

Graduate Assistants serve in the professional staff on-call rotation and serve on committees for the Office of Residence Life. GAs will work approximately 20 hours a week (not including duty), including 12 hours designated office hours per week. Compensation includes $15 an hour for office hours (up to $7,200 per year) plus a furnished apartment and an on campus meal plan during the academic year valued at $16,400. 

Simmons University graduates should wait at least 2 years after undergraduate graduation before applying for a GA position.

Minimum Qualifications: Ability to interact effectively with students from diverse backgrounds.  A commitment to a multicultural education and an understanding of the value of a women-centered college experience. Enrollment in a graduate program at Simmons College or enrollment as an undergraduate Dix Scholar. Course load and other outside commitments must be appropriate to the time demands of the position. GAs must also meet their academic obligations successfully, maintaining good standing in their graduate program. Students must be in good standing with the college. Graduate Assistants may not have more than 20 hours per week combined internship/ practicum and/or part-time employment on or off campus (outside of the Simmons GA position).

Preferred Qualifications: Prior Residence Life and/or Student Life experience.

For more information about the position, and to apply, please visit our online job description and application. The priority application deadline is Wednesday, September 19, 2018. Selected applicants will proceed to a phone screening and then an on campus interview. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

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Call for Proposals: SLA 2019

You can now submit a proposal for the SLA 2019 Annual Conference. SLA is seeking innovative, hard-hitting conference sessions designed to educate and inspire librarians and information professionals. The SLA 2019 Annual Conference Advisory Council (ACAC) invites both SLA units and individuals to submit proposals for education sessions and continuing education classes to be considered for the 2019 Annual Conference in Cleveland, Ohio, June 14 - 18.

(In addition to education, unit special events such as receptions and offsite tours, as well as board and business meetings must also be submitted using this process.)

To submit your proposal, create an account at sla-events.fluidreview.com/. Guidelines and reference documents are available on the home page to assist you with the submission process. 

When submitting a proposal, please keep the following in mind:

  • Education sessions should relate to the SLA Competencies.
  • Indicate the level of your session: fundamentalintermediate, or master class (advanced).
  • Pick an appropriate desired session length: 20-minute (Quick Take), 60-minute, 75-minute, or 90-minute education session, or a continuing education class.
  • Consider past conference sessions you've attended that have been especially helpful, thought-provoking, engaging, and/or memorable to you. What set them apart from the rest?

Make sure your proposal does justice to your great idea. View this recent informational webinar, which outlines the elements of a strong conference proposal.

Deadline to submit your proposal? Submissions will be accepted through the submission portal until October 15, 2018.

Questions about the submission process? Consult these instructions (prepared for SLA 2018, but still current) and guidelines.

Additional questions? E-mail learning@sla.org.

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Registrar-Database Assistant, The Preservation Society of Newport County, Newport, RI

The Registrar-Database assistant reports to the Collections Manager and the focus of their work will be on collection data management. The Registrar-Database Assistant will update, maintain and amend the collection records in the collections database Museums Plus. The Preservation Society of Newport County undertook a database migration in 2014 and now records need to be checked for accuracy, provenance, collection history, and exhibition history.

This position will also be responsible for assigning accession numbers and checking locations. Additionally this position will organize photo shoots of the permanent collection for the ongoing digitization process of the collections to the website Newportalri.org. S/he will assist with new acquisition accessioning including assigning numbers, documenting, moving, and marking objects. S/he will assist with object moves throughout the properties as needed. Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

The ideal candidate will have at least two years experience in a museum registration setting, together with a B.A/B.S. degree in Museum Studies, Art History, or related field. Experience using collection management systems, Museums Plus preferred, along with the ability to handle works of art, to handle multiple assignments simultaneously and to work to strict deadlines, plus excellent organizational and communication skills. Ability to lift up to 30 lbs.

Qualified candidates should submit cover letter and resume to humanresources@newportmansions.org.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time

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Assistant Librarian, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

HEAD OF SCHOLARS' COMMONS

ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN OR ASSOCIATE LIBRARIAN

INDIANA UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES BLOOMINGTON

Indiana University Libraries Bloomington seeks enthusiastic, innovative, and creative leader to provide strategy and management in the position of Head of Scholars' Commons. 

Responsibilities: 

  • Develops and implements structure and strategy for programming in the Scholars' Commons in alignment with wider Libraries and campus initiatives, particularly aimed at supporting research and learning among graduate students and faculty;
  • serves as contact for a variety of partners who are located, or are providing programming, in the Scholars' Commons; 
  • establishes regular communication channels with and among Scholars' Commons partners; and encourages a sense of community and contribution toward the Scholars' Commons mission;
  • cultivates new and existing relationships with library units and campus-wide research and graduate student support programs and coordinates the integration of these into the Scholars' Commons;
  • coordinates and oversees a range of services and activities in the Scholars' Commons, including managing and participating in the delivery of information and research support services at the public desk. 

Qualifications:

Required: 

  • ALA-accredited master's degree or equivalent combination of a relevant advanced degree and academic library experience;
  • demonstrated increasingly responsible leadership experience in an academic or research library;
  • demonstrated ability to establish and expand collaborative relationships with library and campus colleagues and diverse populations;
  • demonstrated experience designing and delivering programs in collaboration with library and campus partners;

and excellent interpersonal skills to effectively interact and work collaboratively with a diverse population of students, staff, faculty, administrators, and other members of the community; demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and self-direction; demonstrated experience with, and ability to apply, technology in research and instructional contexts; demonstrated understanding of the values of diversity and the importance of inclusion as demonstrated through a commitment to apply and incorporate the differences, complexities, and opportunities that diversity brings to an organization (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/indiana-university-libraries-diversity-strategic-plan-pdf); ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track position at the IU Libraries (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/promotion-and-tenure-criteria-iub-librarians-pdf ). 

Preferred: Supervisory experience in user-centered services; demonstrated experience with co-curricular educational programs, research support services in higher education, and/or graduate studies or faculty affairs programs; knowledge of instructional design, pedagogy, digital scholarship, and assessment principles.

For complete posting with additional responsibilities, required qualifications, and benefit programs information go to https://libraries.indiana.edu/job-postings-librarians

To Apply: For full consideration, applications must be received by Wednesday, October 24, 2018.  

The position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at https://indiana.peopleadmin.com.

Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: Jennifer Chaffin, Director of Human Resources, Libraries Human Resources, Herman B Wells Library 205, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405 - Phone: 812-855-8196 - Fax: 812-855-2576 - Email: libpers@indiana.edu

For more information about Indiana University Bloomington go to https://www.indiana.edu/

For more information about Indiana University Bloomington go to https://www.indiana.edu/

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

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Call for Participation: CHIIR Doctoral Consortium

PhD students working in the area of human computer interaction (HCI, information seeking behaviour (IB) and information retrieval (IR) are invited to submit their proposals for participation in a Doctoral Consortium, which will be held on Sunday, 10 March, 2019, in conjunction with the 4th ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (CHIIR 2019) in Glasgow, UK (http://sigir.org/chiir2019/index.html).

The Doctoral Consortium has the following objectives:

  • To provide valuable feedback to  students' on research methods and plans
  • To provide helpful guidance on students' research directions and topics
  • To promote the development of a community of scholars that will help students in their future careers
  • To provide students with opportunities to meet and interact with experienced researchers in the areas of human computer interaction, information seeking behaviour and information retrieval.

PhD students of the accepted proposals are expected to present their research at the Doctoral Consortium. We welcome submissions representing a broad spectrum of research topics relevant to the CHIIR community. Participants will benefit from the advice of senior researchers in the field and from the interaction with peers being at a similar stage of their careers.

SUBMISSION

PhD students interested in engaging in detailed discussions on their research at the Doctoral Consortium are invited to submit a 4-page paper (maximum) describing their thesis work and, in particular, provides clear discussions on:

  • The research problem being addressed
  • The research methodology and techniques being applied
  • The solution being proposed and its validity
  • The relation of the work to the state of the art in HCI, IB and IR

The submitted paper should be discussed with students' respective PhD supervisors before submission. It should adhere to the submission guidelines for the CHIIR conference, available: http://sigir.org/chiir2019/submissions.html

REVIEW PROCESS

Submitted proposals will be reviewed by the Doctoral Consortium jury (see below). The review of the reported research in each proposal will take into account its originality, its potential for advancing the CHIIR related research, and whether the work is at a stage where the student can benefit from participating in the consortium. Rejected submissions will receive written feedback. Confidentiality of submissions will be maintained throughout the review process.

NOTIFICATION

Authors will be notified of the result of their submission by 30 November 2018. Accepted doctoral candidates will receive instructions on how to submit a camera-ready copy of their proposal, and will receive information on the preparation of the presentation and poster.

Acceptance to the Doctoral Consortium is an honour. In turn, accepted candidates are expected to fully commit themselves to the success of the consortium by being open to new ideas and suggestions and providing ideas and suggestions to other participants.

Accepted DC student participants will be encouraged to apply for ACM SIGIR Student Travel Grants to assist with their travel to CHIIR 2019. 

More information about the travel awards is available: http://sigir.org/general-information/travel-grants/

KEY DATES

  • DC paper submission: 21 October, 2018
  • Notification of acceptance: 30 November, 2018
  • Camera-ready copy: TBD
  • Consortium: 10 March, 2019

 

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Project Archivist/Special Collections Librarian, Lafayette College, Easton, PA

Project Archivist/Special Collections Librarian (Temporary, January-December 2019) 

The Lafayette College Libraries are seeking a temporary, full time Project Archivist/Special Collections Librarian for calendar year 2019. The position offers an excellent opportunity to gain significant experience in an academic special collections environment, while assisting the Libraries during the time of transition to a new Director of Special Collections and Archives.  The temporary archivist/librarian will report to the College Archivist. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists with accessions, processing, collection additions, and weeding of archival and book collections
  • Produces and updates finding aids and catalogs materials
  • Assists with projects to digitize special collections materials including scanning and metadata entry
  • Promotes use of collections by supporting classroom instruction, exhibition production, and transition of physical exhibitions to web exhibits
  • Supervises reading room as needed, provides research assistance to patrons, and responds to phone and email reference requests
  • Assists with basic preservation tasks and conservation rehousing for manuscript and rare book collections

Education:

  • Master's degree in Library and Information Science or a related field with a specialization in archival studies; or equivalent combination of education and experience


Required Qualifications:

  • Practical, hands on experience with processing and cataloging in a special collections/archives 
  • Excellent organizational, project, and time management skills and the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Knowledge of and experience using standards such as EAD, DACS, RDA, MARC, and Dublin Core
  • Proficiency using MS Office software (Word, Excel, Access) and Adobe software (Acrobat and Photoshop)
  • Strong service orientation, positive interpersonal skills, and willingness to collaborate in a team environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Some tasks require prolonged sitting (chiefly at a computer terminal) and lifting up to 50 pounds

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduate coursework relevant to archival management or through the Society of American Archivists
  • Experience providing reference assistance in a special collections/archives
  • Experience with a collection management system such as ArchivesSpace or Archivist's Toolkit
  • Proficiency using software such as OCLC, an ILS such as III Sierra, and a digital repository such as DSpace, bepress, Islandora, or Hydra

This is a full-time, 12-month position with partial benefits including health insurance. 

Lafayette College is located in Easton, PA, 70 miles west of New York City, 60 miles north of Philadelphia, and 35 miles south of the scenic Pocono Mountains. Overlooking the Delaware River, Easton offers direct access to the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, including the D & L Canal Trail for biking and hiking. As part of the culturally vibrant Lehigh Valley with neighboring cities Bethlehem and Allentown, Easton is home to a dynamic restaurant culture, annual festivals, a historic farmers' market, and arts institutions such as the Karl Stirner Arts Trail.

For consideration, please submit a resume and cover letter addressing job qualifications and the names of three professional references to Anne Houston, Dean of Libraries, via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/54809. Review of applications will begin mid-October and on-campus interviews will take place in November. The position will start Jan. 2, 2019. 

Lafayette College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, religion, age, military or veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or familial status, pregnancy, genetic information, or any characteristic protected by law, in its educational programs and activities, admissions, or employment, 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 VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable laws and College policies. Lafayette College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

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

Brockton Public Library System

Applications for the position of Children's Librarian are being accepted for appointment by the Board of Library Trustees. This is a full time (35 hours per week) year round position required to work one or two evenings a week, two Saturdays out of four, and morning, afternoon, and evening hours.  The position will be subject to a six (6) month probationary work period.  The position will be compensated in eight step raises (on or after the anniversary of employment). 

Step 1       Step 2      Step 3       Step 4    Step 5       Step 6        Step 7       Step 8

41,997      24,957     43920       46,205       48,727      50,367       53,174      58,373

 

Duties:

  • Trains and supervises subordinate departmental personnel (Staff and volunteers)
  • Assists in developing print and non-print collection for Main Library's children's room including: selecting titles, weeding, evaluating donations, and assessing mending needs
  • Provides reference and readers' advisory service to patrons 
  • Prepares readers advisory materials and aids
  • Plans, promotes, and conducts storytelling sessions and other special events for children
  • Assists patrons and staff in using computer resources
  • Works with public and private schools
  • Performs community outreach activities involving children
  • Inputs or over sees the inputting of data into the OCLN database
  • Provides a wide range of circulation services: charges, renews, reserves, and shelves library materials; issues library cards; processes overdue notices and reports
  • Maintains displays and exhibits
  • Assists in the development of library policies and procedures
  • Serves on professional and network committees
  • Substitutes in any department or at any Branch Library when circumstances call for such a temporary transfer
  • May be required to serve as "Librarian in Charge" in the absence of the Assistant Library Director and Library Director
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Head of Children's Services, Assistant Library Director or Library Director

 

Qualifications:

  • MLS or Master of Education in Library Media Studies candidate required, MLS or Master of Education in Library Media Studies preferred (if candidate, must receive degree within 5 years of appointment)
  • Knowledge of children's literature and reference sources required
  • Experience in children's programming preferred
  • Technical skills searching the Internet, on-line services and CD ROM products required
  • Ability to train and supervise assigned employees and /or volunteers
  • Ability to relate to children, parents, teachers and staff with professional friendliness, patience, tact and resourcefulness
  • Ability to converse in Spanish, Portuguese, French, Creole or another language spoken by one of Brockton's linguistic minority communities desirable

 

Benefits:

The position is covered under the terms of the contract with the Brockton Public Library Employees' Association, SEIU, Local 888. Interested applicants should forward a letter of application and resume by to: Paul Engle, Library Director, Brockton Public Library, 304 Main Street, Brockton, MA 02301 or by email: pengle@cobma.us. The City of Brockton requires residency within one year of appointment and must remain a resident for 7 years. 

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Reference Librarian, Brockton Public Library, Brockton, MA

Brockton Public Library System

Applications for the position of Reference Librarian are being accepted for appointment by the Board of Library Trustees. This is a full time (35 hours per week) year round position required to work one or two evenings a week, two Saturdays out of four, and morning, afternoon, and evening hours. The position will be subject to a six (6) month probationary work period. The position will be compensated in eight step raises (on or after the anniversary of employment).

 

Step 1       Step 2      Step 3      Step 4     Step 5       Step 6     Step 7       Step 8

41,997      42,957     43,920     46,205     48,727      50,367    53,174      56,373

 

Duties:

  • Actively assists adult and young adult patrons in using print, non-print and electronic resources to secure information
  • Selects and weeds non-fiction books and non-print material in designated areas
  • Reviews, selects, and updates bookmarked Internet sites
  • Participates in decisions regarding uses of electronic technology
  • Assists patrons in using computer resources
  • Researches obituary information
  • Prepares readers' advisory materials and aids
  • Works with community, agencies and groups to enable the library to better serve patrons
  • Inputs data in the OCLN database
  • Maintains displays and exhibits
  • Participates in workshop and training opportunities
  • Serves on professional and network committees
  • May be required to serve as "Librarian in Charge" in the absence of Supervisors, Assistant Library Director or the Library Director.

 

Qualifications:

  • MLS candidate required, MLS preferred (if candidate, must receive degree within 5 years of appointment)
  • Technical skills searching the Internet and on-line services required
  • Ability to train and supervise assigned employees and/or volunteers
  • Ability to relate to patrons and staff with professional friendliness, patience, tact and resourcefulness
  • Ability to converse in Spanish, Portuguese, French, Creole or another language spoken by one of Brockton's linguistic minority population desirable

 

Benefits:

The position is covered under the terms of the contract with the Brockton Public Library Employees' Association, SEIU, Local 888. Interested applicants should forward a letter of application and resume by to: Paul Engle, Library Director, Brockton Public Library, 304 Main Street, Brockton, MA 02301 or by email: pengle@cobma.us by open until filled. The City of Brockton requires residency within one year of appointment and must remain a resident for 7 years. Finalists will be subject to a Criminal Record Information (CORI) check, and the City of Brockton is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Health Sciences & Technology Librarian, Marshall B. Ketchum University, Fullerton, CA

Health Sciences and Technology Librarian

JOB SUMMARY

The Health Sciences and Technology Librarian is responsible for developing instruction for the University community in information resources, databases, and bibliographic software. The Librarian is responsible for maintaining access to electronic resources, including the website, EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS), and the Integrated Library System. The Librarian reports directly to the Library Director.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manages the library in the absence of the Director.
  • Has knowledge of optometry, physician assistant, pharmacy, and health sciences literature and resources.
  • Develops and instructs Optometry and Physician Assistant classes in information literacy, the use of new technologies, EndNote and other school approved software. Creates lesson plans, handouts and presentations for in-class instruction.
  • Provides one-on-one teaching sessions, specialized search assistance, and builds relationships with Optometry and Physician Assistant faculty, staff, and students in order to support all research endeavors.
  • Provides reference updates and evidence-based literature to university faculty to support the development and delivery of primarily Optometry and Physician Assistant professional standards, protocols, and information.
  • Assists Director with Optometry and Physician Assistant collection development - research, documentation and processing titles in new areas as needed to expand Library holdings. Research and maintain new and evolving Pharmacy resources. Make recommendations to Director for purchase.
  • Creates and develops subject guides, instructional materials, and web tutorials for the library website. Records and edits tutorials on screencast software.  Maintains and troubleshoots technical issues related to the library website. Analyzes website analytics.
  • Updates and maintains electronic resources on the library's website.
  • Implements and maintains new and current library technologies and resources.
  • Acts as the library liaison with the IT department for IT issues.
  • Updates and manages library's Integrated Library System (ILS). Coordinates ILS updates with the software provider, library and IT department. Acts as the liaison between the IT Department, software provider and library for any technical support related questions and/or problems.
  • Organizes, updates, and maintains the EBSCO Discovery Service platform (EDS), including exporting and uploading MARC records from the ILS on a weekly and monthly basis. Updates holdings information and monitors access ensuring custom links, catalog, and Full-Text Finder are functioning properly. Troubleshoots issues with EDS as they arise and acts as first point-of-contact with EDS Support and IT staff.
  • Responsible for the operation of interlibrary loans including: searching, requesting, tracking; processing all orders; returning all loaned items and communicating with borrowers. Also responsible in monitoring the Electronic Fund Transfer Service (EFTS) account is reconciled and audited.
  • Develop outreach activities and communication to promote library programming, resources, and services.
  • Attends professional library conferences, seminars, and network committees; reads professional literature; attends and participates in staff meeting discussions. Completes special projects and tasks.

 

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

The incumbent must have proficient knowledge in the following areas:

  • Research and information gathering systems and methods.
  • Basic knowledge of HTML and CSS, as well as experience using content management software.
  • Keeps current of all new technological processes, trends, equipment and Information resources of the Internet and other electronic databases.

 

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

The minimum amount of education that an individual needs in order to successfully perform the

essential duties of the position is:

  • Master's degree in Library Science (M.L.I.S) or equivalent from an ALA accredited library school.
  • Three to Five years of relevant experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

Located in Fullerton, CA, Marshall B. Ketchum University is an independent, private, non-profit, accredited educational institution. MBKU is home to the Southern California College of Optometry, the School of Physician Assistant Studies and College of Pharmacy. Named after the founder of the optometric institution in 1904, the change to the University structure addresses the growing demand for highly skilled health care professionals. The University's Southern California College of Optometry confers a Doctor of Optometry (OD) and a Master of Science in Vision Science (MS) degree. MBKU's School of Physician Assistant Studies under the College of Health Sciences awards a Master of Medical Sciences (MMS) degree. MBKU's College of Pharmacy welcomed its first class in the fall of 2016 and will award a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree. MBKU owns and operates two premier eye and vision care centers: the University Eye Center at Ketchum Health and the University Eye Center at Los Angeles.

 

BENEFITS

MBKU provides an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, and life insurance, free vision exams, short and long term disability, generous paid time off plans, a university-sponsored retirement plan with a 9% contribution and an on-site fitness center located on the Fullerton campus. See our website under Employment for more details regarding benefits of working for MBKU (www.ketchum.edu).

 

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates, please resume to scottjohnson@ketchum.edu. Position is open until filled. MBKU is an equal opportunity employer; requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. 

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Information Research Assistant, Munson Healthcare, Traverse City, MI

Munson Healthcare, located in Traverse City, Michigan, has an immediate opening for a full time Information Research Assistant. This is a benefited position. Work hours are Monday-Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm. Salary range is $19.27- $30.1l. For a complete job description and/or to apply online go to: https://www.munsonhealthcare.org/careers/careers-home

 

SUMMARY 

The Information Research Assistant (IRA) is responsible for the daily support functions of the department.  This includes but is not limited to:  serials management, circulation system services, Document Delivery, information literacy instruction, current awareness services, acquisitions, cataloging, Information Desk reception, and oversight of clerical and volunteer staff as applicable.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in the Health Sciences
  • Minimum of two years' experience in an academic medical center, hospital or community health library

 

Skills & Abilities 

  • Demonstrated knowledge of information management hardware and software applications
  • Ability to provide information literacy instruction
  • Knowledge of Windows environment, Microsoft Office Suite for word processing, database management and spread sheet applications
  • Knowledge of medical terminology
  • Communication: ability to demonstrate interpersonal and collaborative communication skills and convey complex concepts
  • Leadership skills: ability to adapt to change in a fast-paced service oriented information environment and to effectively work with a team of diverse individuals with varying skill sets
  • Analytical thinking and decisive judgment: ability to analyze issues and problems systematically, gather broad and balanced input, draw sound conclusions and translate conclusions into timely decisions and actions
  • Teamwork: ability to collaborate within own unit and across boundaries; acknowledge others' contributions; work effectively with others; and be willing to seek help as needed
  • Learning and knowledge sharing: open to new ideas; shares own knowledge; applies knowledge in daily work; builds partnerships for learning and knowledge sharing

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Archivist, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA

Boston Children's Hospital is hiring!  Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to alina.morris@childrens.harvard.edu AND apply online here.


Status: Part Time

Standard Hours per Week: 16

 

Archivist

At Boston Children's Hospital, success is measured in patients treated, parents comforted and teams taught. It's in discoveries made, processes perfected, and technology advanced. In major medical breakthroughs and small acts of kindness and in colleagues who have your back and patients who have your heart. As a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, our reach is global and our impact is profound. Join our acclaimed Medical Library and discover how your talents can change lives. Yours included.

 

The Archivist under the supervision of the Archives Program Manager is responsible for assisting in the planning and implementation of the activities of the Boston Children's Hospital Archives Program, including selection, arrangement description, reference and outreach. This includes organizing, preserving, and making accessible materials that are of significant and lasting historical value to Boston Children's Hospital, providing reference assistance to internal and external patrons, supplying collection materials and/or information requested according to archives policies, monitoring use of the materials, and making reproductions in appropriate formats. The position also assists with scanning, rehousing and preparing collections for offsite storage, transferring records from hospital offices, and archival processing according to established archival standards and internal procedures which are detailed in written policies. The Archivist will also perform outreach activities such as planning exhibits and providing guided walking history tours of the hospital's main campus.

The Archivist will be responsible for:

  • Applying professional standards to the processing, arrangement and preservation of records.
  • Responding to research requests from hospital staff and public.
  • Planning and implement online and physical archive exhibits.
  • Conducting walking history tours of the Longwood campus, and may be asked to provide history-based talks and presentations.
  • Assisting with scanning, rehousing, and preparing collections for offsite storage.
  • Maintaining statistics on materials accessioned and research requests completed.

 

To qualify you must have:

  • A degree in archival administration or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience is required.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills; attention to accuracy and detail is essential.
  • The ability to work independently and collaboratively with colleagues, students, faculty and medical staff in a dynamic multicultural environment.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills to interact tactfully and knowledgeably with a diverse group of medical professionals and hospital administration.
  • A desire to work in a fast paced, highly demanding and dynamic environment.

Boston Children's Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including affordable health, vision and dental insurance, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement, cell phone plan discounts and discounted rates on T-passes (50% off). Discover your best.

 

Boston Children's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

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Secondary Librarian, International School of Boston, Cambridge, MA

The International School of Boston is looking for a Secondary Librarian for its Cambridge campus to begin October 1st , preferably. ISB has a dual-language, French and English, program. 

Our graduates either follow a program leading to the International Baccalaureate or the French Baccalaureate. Therefore, knowledge of French is a plus but not required.

For more information, please or to apply please contact Peggy Kirkpatrick at pkirkpatrick@isbos.org

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Library Director, Petersburgh Public Library, Petersburgh, NY

The Petersburgh Public Library, a municipal library serving a population of approximately 1,500 residents in Eastern Rensselaer County, is accepting applications for the position of Library Director. The Library Director works under the general direction of the Library Board of Trustees and is responsible for day-to-day operations of the library.

The Board is seeking an energetic and book-passionate person with administrative experienceLibrary experience will be a considered a plus and preference will be given to a Petersburgh resident. The position requires a two year college degree or equivalent.

This is a part-time position working twenty-four hour per week with a starting salary of $21,000 per annum. The position will start November 1, 2018. 

Please send a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information for three professional references by the submission deadline of October 15, 2018.

Submissions via US mail should be addressed to JOB SEARCH, Petersburgh Public Library, PO Box 250, Petersburgh, NY 12138.

Submissions via email should be sent to jobsearch@petersburghpubliclibrary.org

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Assistant Professor, Urban Futures & Communication, UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA

The Department of Communication at the University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks a communication scholar whose research and teaching focus on urban communication, environmental communication, and/or civics and governance in 'smart cities'. We seek theoretical and methodological innovation in researching the constitutive role of communication and information infrastructures in people's experience of the built environment. We seek a colleague whose work complements and extends the traditions in the department, which include digital media and public participation, cultural production and social inequality, and postcoloniality.

Additionally, the Department is interested in candidates who have demonstrated ability to contribute to the inclusive excellence and diversity mission of the department, college and university in research, teaching, and/or outreach. The rank will be at the Assistant Professor level. The position will begin Sept. 1, 2019 and will include responsibilities for teaching and supervision at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The ability to collaborate on and eventually lead interdisciplinary, grant-funded projects is desirable.

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should include a letter of interest, a CV, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and one article-length example of research, and names and contact information for three references. All materials should be submitted through the online website.

A completed PhD in Communication or closely allied field is required by the start of the appointment.

The university is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. 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. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University's goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual's record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.

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Digital Asset Manager, Bynder, Boston, MA

Company Description

Bynder is the fastest way to professionally manage digital files. Its award-winning digital asset management (DAM) platform offers marketers a smart way to find and share creative files such as graphics, videos and documents.

Thousands of brand managers, marketers and creatives from global organizations like PUMA, innocent drinks and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines use Bynder to organize company files; edit and approve projects in real time; auto-format and resize files; and make the right content available to others at the click of a button.

Founded in 2013 by CEO Chris Hall, Bynder has offices located in The Netherlands, USA, Spain, UK and UAE. For more information, visit www.bynder.com or follow Bynder on Twitter @Bynder.

 

Job Description

The digital asset manager will collaborate with key members of the business to create the digital asset management strategy and vision for Bynder, which will ultimately support the company's strategic objectives and goals.  From this vision, the DAM manager will develop an integrated, prioritized strategic DAM program for the company that will deliver capabilities to drive efficiencies, effectiveness, and revenue growth. 

The person in this role will partner with other leaders across various teams including marketing, sales, executive leadership, internal communications, IT, development and onboarding to design, implement and continuously improve the Bynder Brand Portal.   Effective digital asset management solutions include people, process, and technology to realize the business outcomes. While the role may be referred to as a digital asset management role, it can also include elements of knowledge management and creative workflow management at times.

This role will serve as the face of digital asset management (DAM), acting as a change agent and lead proponent for DAM capabilities and processes. The future-state capability is intended to support content development, curation, and publishing, as well as improved auditability, tracking, risk management, and business operations efficiency and agility.

 

Qualifications

  • +1 year experience managing a DAM system

  • Familiarity with SaaS/working in the cloud

  • Experience in project management or technology-related implementations

  • BA/BS

  • MLIS desired, not required

  • Travel up to 10%

 
 
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Create DAM program & vision roadmap

  • Work cross-departmentally to roll out DAM projects

  • Report and share DAM program KPIs

  • Define and implement metadata, taxonomy and asset ingestion guidelines

Additional Information

What We Offer

  • Room to advance in a high-growth tech company
  • Unlimited Vacation 
  • Healthcare coverage 
  • 401k Match (dollar for dollar up to 6%)
  • Personal Development Opportunities
  • Office in Fort Point, near the burgeoning Seaport District
  • A light-hearted and fun work environment

 

Why you'll love Bynder!

At Bynder, innovation is in our DNA. We've worked hard to build an environment that promotes creative thinking and self-initiative within a culture of fun. It's common to find colleagues hanging out after work - if you believe in "be nice, work hard, have fun", you'll have an office full of friends.

For more information, click here.

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Adult Services Librarian, Fairfield Public Library, Fairfield, CT

Adult Services Librarian, Part-time  - The Fairfield Public Library in Fairfield, CT is seeking highly professional part-time adult services librarians at both the Main Library and the Fairfield Woods Branch Library. Hours vary, but availability for evenings and weekends is necessary. 

Duties include: working the information desk providing reference services, reader's advisory, trouble-shooting patron's device questions, instruction of database and digital resources and library catalog, as well as other related duties. SirsiDynix Symphony experience is preferred, but not required. 

MLS Salary: $27.59/hr., no benefits. Strong customer service orientation and MLS required however MLS candidates nearing graduation will be considered.

Send a resume and cover letter to Fairfield Public Library, Philip Bahr - Adult Services Department, 1080 Old Post Road, Fairfield CT 06824 or submit via email: pbahr@fplct.org

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Open Rank Faculty Position, IU School of Informatics and Computing, Indianapolis, IN

The Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing - IUPUI invites applications for one tenured or tenure-track faculty position (open rank) in the Department of Library and Information Science (LIS). The appointment will begin August 1, 2019 at the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) campus. Exceptional teachers and researchers are being sought. The LIS Department is developing undergraduate applied data science programs, collaborates on graduate data science initiatives, and has an ALA accredited Master of Library Science degree program delivered through online methods. 

Areas of special interest include but not limited to:

  • Children/youth services
  • Digital youth
  • Youth STEM education
  • Youth and Technology

The department collaborates closely with the Human Centered Computing and the BioHealth Informatics Departments in the application of technology to address information needs.

By strengthening or complementing existing faculty in the department and school, ideal candidates will use creative, innovative approaches and technologies to address fundamental information challenges with broad societal impact and have the potential to leverage the strengths of the IUPUI campus, including its unique location in downtown Indianapolis, interdisciplinary and collaborative environment and nation-wide leadership in the health and life sciences. The IUPUI campus values civic engagement.

Submit PDF files containing

  1. curriculum vitae,
  2. cover letter, 
  3. descriptions of professional experience and teaching experience ("Other" in the list of required application documents);
  4. research areas ("Research Agenda" in the list of required application documents), including two papers that best represent the qualifications of the candidate) and
  5. the names and contact information of three references (for assistant professor rank; six references for associate or full rank/with tenure) at <>. For an appointment to be made with tenure, additional materials will be requested.

To ensure full consideration, please submit your application materials by December 1, 2018. However, the position will remain open until filled.

Basic Qualifications    

  • Ph.D. in Library or Information Science, Education Technology, Digital Humanities, or related fields. Applicants must have completed their degree by the date of appointment.
  • Assistant rank: Ability to develop a record of research productivity with emerging national impact.
  • Associate or full rank: Demonstrated record of funded research resulting in high-impact scholarly contributions; research team leadership. The ability to secure external funding will be considered a strong competitive advantage in the assessment of the candidates.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach, mentor, and interact effectively with students in an online program.

 

Department Contact for Questions    

Questions pertaining to these positions can be directed to the Chair of the search committee, Dr. Ayoung Yoon, ayyoon@iupui.edu.

 

The search committee will also be available to meet with candidates who have applied for this position during the ASIS&T conference 2018.

 

Indiana University is an equal employment and Affirmative Action Employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University's Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.

To Apply: https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/6468

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Head Librarian/Director, Highgate Library and Community Center, Highgate, VT

HIGHGATE LIBRARY AND COMMUNITY CENTER

Highgate, Vermont

is seeking

HEAD LIBRARIAN/DIRECTOR

to manage employees and volunteers, manage library collections, and maintain responsibility of administrative work. This person will plan, manage, and direct the operations, programs, services, and personnel of the Highgate Library and Community Center.

Duties would include, but not be limited to, directing operations of library programs, providing support to the Trustees, working with Trustees to set short and long term goals for the library, and working towards their execution, oversees personnel administration, and advocating on behalf of the library.

The candidate must be an effective manager, have strong communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and be knowledgeable of the workings of libraries. They should also be creative, enthusiastic, flexible, able to work with diverse groups, resourceful, searching for and open to new and different ideas, and well read. Should possess a Certificate of Public Librarianship or a degree in Library Sciences. Prefer 5 years of library experience, with at least 2 years in a supervisory capacity. Shall have excellent public speaking, written, and oral communication skills. Will recognize the tremendous opportunities arising in Highgate and work to build partnerships, market the library operations and be responsive to community needs.

Pay is commensurate with qualifications and or formal experience.

Please submit resume, cover letter, and references by Monday September 17 to: Rebecca Howrigan via email rebecca.howrigan@gmail.com

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Librarian II, Technical Services & Technology Librarian, Westborough Public Library, Westborough, MA

The Westborough Public Library is seeking applications from qualified individuals for the full-time position of Librarian II, Technical Services & Technology Librarian.

Westborough is a dynamic, diverse town of about 19,000 located 30 miles west of Boston. In 2015 it was ranked #14 on Money magazine's best places to live in the country, and its schools are consistently ranked among the top districts in the Commonwealth. Its proximity to the Mass Pike and Routes 9 and 495 has made it attractive for businesses and commuters, and an MBTA commuter rail station makes it easy to travel to Boston, Worcester, and beyond.

Applicants must have a thorough knowledge of cataloging library materials using AACR2 and Dewey classification, and copy cataloging of MARC records. Knowledge of the Evergreen ILS is highly desirable but experience with other ILS systems will be considered.

Technology skills are essential to this position, since the applicant will manage the library's IT hardware and software, update the library website, calendar, and social media; and assist in selection of online resources.

This position also includes acquisitions, weeding, Reference Desk coverage, and presentation of classes for the public and staff.

Applicants shall possess a Master's degree in Library Science (M.L.S.) from an ALA-accredited college or university and two years of related public library experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. The position requires day, evening and weekend hours.

A thorough job description may be obtained on the Town of Westborough Human Resources website at https://www.town.westborough.ma.us/human-resources/pages/employment-opportunities

This is a 40 hour per week union position, N-17, with a starting salary of $54,444 per year. Interested persons should submit a resume and cover letter or an application with cover letter to Kristi Williams, Assistant Town Manager, 34 West Main Street, Westborough, MA 01581 by September 28, 2018.

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Processing Archivist, Yale, New Haven, CT

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

Reporting to the Assistant Head of the Manuscript Unit for Processing, the Processing Archivist processes and catalogs archival and manuscript material in the fields of American and modern European literature, history, and the humanities from the eighteenth through the twenty-first centuries. Prepares finding aids according to relevant standards and established local practice, including using ArchivesSpace. Performs original cataloging in the MARC format for the library's online catalog. Plans, directs, and reviews work of processing assistants and student assistants. Assists in the preservation assessment of collections and in the selection of materials for conservation treatment. Assists in the ongoing development of the unit's processing and cataloging procedures for archival collections. Completes special projects as assigned. Contributes to Yale University Library and University-wide initiatives and is expected to be active professionally.

The Manuscript Unit is a division of the Technical Services Department. The Manuscript Unit supports the Beinecke Library's robust acquisition program and is responsible for the accessioning, processing, and cataloging of the library's manuscript collections. The manuscript collections range from ancient papyri and medieval manuscripts to twenty-first century literary archives. Particular collecting strengths include history of the American West, African American arts and letters, and twentieth-century literary and artistic movements. In addition to literary and historical manuscripts, formats include photography and artwork, audio and moving image recordings, born-digital files, and music.

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

Qualified individuals new to the library profession are welcome to apply.

Job Qualifications:

Required Education, Skills and Experience: 

  1. Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent accredited degree, with formal training in archival theory and practice. In selected instances, a post-graduate degree in museum studies or a related discipline in the humanities or social sciences may be substituted for a master's degree in library science.
  2. Experience arranging and describing or providing public services for manuscript and/or archival collections.
  3. Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment.
  4. Demonstrated knowledge of archival theory and practice may be substituted for formal training.
  5. Demonstrated knowledge of current national data content and structure standards related to the archival control of collection materials.
  6. Demonstrated knowledge of archival and library management systems.
  7. Demonstrated job or school experience with basic preservation and conservation standards for archival and manuscript collections.
  8. Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability.
  9. Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion.

Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments (see range assigned to this description as noted in the posting position title).

Librarian ranking information can be found at: http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank.html

 

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Strong knowledge of American or European literature or history, and broad knowledge in the humanities, as demonstrated through academic degrees or an equivalent combination of training or experience.

 

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Good reading knowledge of at least one modern European or other non-English language.

 

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

 

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience: Experience processing manuscripts and archival collections. Graduate-level training in American or European history or literature. Experience using ArchivesSpace. Experience creating original MARC catalog records for manuscript material.

 

The University and the Library

The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including around 15 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Center for Science and Social Science Information, and the Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of approximately five hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to library readers. For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's web site at www.library.yale.edu.

 

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

 

Salary and Benefits

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

 

Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at https://bit.ly/2MXQ4s0

 

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

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Ambassador Volunteers, NELA/RILA Conference, Warwick, RI

2018 NELA/RILA Conference - Ambassador Volunteers Needed

**Early Bird Pricing Ends Friday, Sept. 14th!**

There is no better way to get involved in NELA and learn the ropes than to volunteer!  There are many ways to volunteer - taking photos of the programs, helping at the registration desk, and even working with the speakers at specific programs.

Volunteer jobs available:

  • Program Helper - assist program speakers in setting up and help with questions
  • Registration Table Helper - check in conference attendees & help with questions
  • Exhibitor Hall Helper - check in exhibitor attendees & help with questions
  • Conference Photographer - take photos of the conference for a shift or two

 

Benefits:
  • Work with really great librarians from all over New England
  • Learn about the fun dynamics & inner workings of a library conference
  • Give back to an organization that you love 


Fill out this form and volunteer for an hour or two or a whole day, if you'd like.  I'll get back to you by October 1 with more information and an assignment.  

Haven't registered for conference yet? What are you waiting for?! You can visit our conference website for more conference details and information and register directly by clicking HERE.

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Faculty Positions, School of Information, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

The School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for four new full-time, tenured/tenure-track faculty positions to start in Fall 2019 or earlier, depending on applicant availability. The rank of each of the positions is specified in the details for that position; rank and salary for successful candidates will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. For details, please visit: https://www.ischool.utexas.edu/facultysearch
The four positions include:
  • A Full Professor to hold the endowed Bill and Lewis Suit Professor of Information Technology. This endowed professorship offers a competitive salary and an annual research allowance of approximately $15k. We are particularly seeking a senior scholar with a distinguished track record in information/informatics research in the areas of health, medicine, and/or medical organizations, although exceptional scholars in other areas will also be considered. If you have any questions about this position, please feel free to contact the search committee chair, Dr. Bo Xie, at boxie@utexas.edu
  • A Tenured Faculty Member, concurrently appointed as Associate Dean for Education, who will be appointed in a 9-month tenured faculty appointment (either as an associate or full professor, depending on current qualifications and experience) at 0.5 FTE and an administrative (12-month) capacity at 0.5 FTE. We are particularly seeking an established exceptional scholar with an active research program who is also an administrator with a proven track record in developing innovative cross-disciplinary teaching programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Areas of research and teaching focus are open, but should complement the existing strengths of the iSchool. If you have any questions about this position, please feel free to contact the search committee chair, Dr. Yan Zhang, at yanz@ischool.utexas.edu
  • A Tenured Faculty Member, concurrently appointed as Associate Dean for Research, who will be appointed in a 9-month tenured faculty appointment (either as an associate or full professor, depending on current qualifications and experience) at 0.5 FTE and an administrative (12-month) capacity at 0.5 FTE. We are particularly seeking an established exceptional scholar with an active research program who is also an administrator with a proven track record in writing, securing, administering, and disseminating grant-funded research, and leading others in becoming similarly successful. Areas of research and teaching focus are open, but should complement the existing strengths of the iSchool. If you have any questions about this position, please feel free to contact the search committee chair, Dr. Ken Fleischmann, at kfleisch@ischool.utexas.edu
  • An Assistant Professor in the early stages of their career who demonstrates exceptional potential as a scholar and researcher. Specific areas of research and teaching focus are open, but should complement the existing strengths of the iSchool. If you have any questions about this position, please feel free to contact the search committee chair, Dr. Pat Galloway, at galloway@ischool.utexas.edu
For all of the above positions, we only seek candidates with excellent research, teaching, and leadership abilities and a commitment to shaping the future of the UT Austin iSchool and the field of information more broadly. For more information about each of these positions and to apply, please visit: https://www.ischool.utexas.edu/facultysearch

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Digital Projects Assistant, CfA Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

The CfA Library will have an opening for a Digital Projects Assistant starting October 1st. The position will involve a mixture of assisting with day-to-day tasks (e.g. shelving, circulation) and supporting digital projects. 
Having some technical skills (e.g. Python, HTML/CSS, SQL) ahead of time is helpful, but not a requirement as students will learn these and other technologies as part of their work.  Many of the students who have worked with us have started at a basic level and are now using these and similar technologies in their work.
Applications must be submitted by September 21st. The goal is for the student to start as soon as possible.
    17 hrs/wk @ $15/hr
    Flexible schedule
To apply send a cover letter and resume to: daina.bouquin@cfa.harvard.edu

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Circulation Assistant, Seabrook Library, Seabrook, NH

Seabrook Library - Immediate opening 

 

JOB TITLE:  Circulation Assistant

 

GENERAL SUMMARY: This is a part-time paraprofessional position which, under a minimum of supervision, entails working at the circulation desk in a busy public library.  Reports to the Director.

 

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:  Bachelor's degree in an appropriate discipline from an accredited institution, and some relevant library experience preferred.

 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Knowledge of library automation systems, and proficiency with computers. A pleasant and friendly demeanor is also required in this highly visible position. Ability to push heavy carts, lift, bend, stoop and stand for long periods of time, as well as ability to pass a criminal background check. Good work ethic a must.

 

SPECIFIC DUTIES:   

Circulation Desk: Carry out all duties of the main circulation desk, including telephone and in-person interaction; register new patrons; charge and discharge library materials; provide reader's advisory services; maintain reserves; shelve returned materials; keep circulation statistics; and other duties associated with library circulation or required by the Director.

 

28 hours per week, Monday & Wednesday 12-8 pm, Friday 10-6 pm, and Saturday 9-1 (except July and August)

$15.00 per hour

Possibility of FT after Jan. 1, 2019.

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Programming & Technology Librarian, Storrs Library, Longmeadow, MA

PROGRAMMING & TECHNOLOGY LIBRARIAN

The Town of Longmeadow is seeking a full-time, energetic and experienced professional librarian to manage a range of information, programming, and technology services at Storrs Library. The Programming & Technology Librarian provides reference and reader's advisory services, program development, marketing, and implementation, actively engages in outreach programs, including the Storrs Library BookBike, participates in collection development, technology support, and supervision of both staff and volunteers. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated proficiency in current and emerging trends in library technologies including databases, digital content, ILS systems such as Evergreen, social media applications, and most importantly a commitment to exemplary patron service. The schedule includes some evenings and a rotating Saturday shift. Essential qualifications include a MLS from an ALA-accredited program, 3 years public library experience, and excellent planning & communications skills.

Salary DOQ/DOE. Please send a letter of interest, resume, and 3 professional references to: Erica Gelinas, Human Resource Manager, 735 Longmeadow St., Suite 102, Longmeadow, MA 01106 or egelinas@longmeadow.org, by XXX date at noon. Town of Longmeadow is an AA/EOE.

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Records Management Assistant, Massachusetts Port Authority, Boston, MA

Description

The Records Management Assistant at the Massachusetts Port Authority reviews agency documents for accuracy before filming and prepares documents for filming to ensure Massport's compliance with policies and procedures and provides light maintenance to copier equipment.

Essential Tasks of the Job

  • Assists departments with inquiries regarding Records Management policies based on the Massachusetts Statewide Records Retention Schedule. 
  • Review and conduct internal and external requests for current records management system and future enterprise content management system. Including responding to, obtaining further information, as required, collating responses, and escalating where applicable.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with individuals throughout the Authority on data and records management matters. Input and ensure the accuracy of information entered into current system, on a department level.
  • Assist supervisor with developing specific power point presentations for Records Management meetings with departments.
  • Ability to research the Statewide Records Retention Schedule as needed for internal department support regarding state regulations.
  • Revises forms and internal records management system to accommodate changes related to storage of records either in paper or in electronic format.
  • Communicate and work with each units Records Liaisons throughout the Authority.
  • Maintain off-site storage database.
  • Accesses database for box inquires for all departments.
  • Inputs all data from transmittal form to database and ensures that the accuracy of all information. 
  • Facilitates the transfer of all paper files to off-site storage, ensuring internal department follows all procedures. Provide support for department training on forms.
  • Processes and ensures delivery for all empty boxes/supplies using the Statewide Records Retention Schedule.
  • Maintain copier equipment.
  • Responds to department requests for service calls, which may require troubleshooting with equipment and department staff.
  • Clears copier jams and perform minor maintenance.
  • Contacts service companies for major maintenance and provides information relative to service needs, including follow-up in copier database.
  • Responsible for input and accuracy of copier service logs.
  • Orders all toner / supplies for copiers and maintains inventory.
  • Perform administrative functions.
  • Provides administrative support to Records Management Supervisor. Assist with special projects that require research or other responsibilities as needed.
  • Gathers and prepares report for toner supplies, off-site storage and various other monthly reports as directed by Records Supervisor.
  • Operates the microfilm reader-printer, assist departments as required.
  • Provides coverage/back-up when required for Central Services / A & F administrator, which includes pool vehicle assistance and catering requests. 


SECONDARY JOB TASKS:
Performs other duties and special projects as assigned.

Job Requirements and Qualifications

EDUCATION LEVEL: Associate's degree preferred; ability to read and demonstrate basic oral, written and mathematical skills.

EXPERIENCE IN FIELD: 2 - 4 years of relevant experience in information governance / records management (ideally in areas such as, data / records management or enterprise document content management).

UNIQUE EXPERTISE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATIONS:

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft office; especially Excel and Power Point application.
  • Ability to pass a Massport controlled substances test and security background checks.
  • Ability to work effectively, both independently and within a team.

Supplemental Information

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Environmental Parameters: Ability to work in an office environment and at all Massport locations as needed.

Physical Demands:

Strength: Must be able to exert 10 pounds.

Type: Ability to perform administrative duties, typing, filing, bending over to low files, reaching high files. 
 
WORK SCHEDULE:  Ability to work a 37.5 hour work week. Ability to work additional hours as workload demands.
 

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Data Services Librarian, New York University, New York City, NY

Job Posting: Data Services Librarian at New York University (NYU)
Apply: apply.interfolio.com/53788

New York University Libraries is seeking a tenure-track faculty librarian to support the needs of data-intensive research and teaching across a wide range of social sciences, humanities, and sciences disciplines at NYU. This individual works as part of a team to grow and sustain a rapidly evolving set of services that supports researchers across the full data lifecycle, including data finding and access; statistical, geospatial, qualitative, and text data analysis training and consultation; and data management, preservation, and publication.  
The Data Services Librarian plays a key role in building rich data collections for the libraries, working in close collaboration with other specialists to select, acquire, and manage tabular, text-based, and data materials to support campus research and scholarship in the social sciences and humanities. This person works in tandem with technologists, metadata architects, and developers within NYU Libraries to maintain and improve systems for description, storage, discovery, and access to tabular, spatial, and text-corpus data.
This position works to promulgate awareness of our resources and services among faculty and students through outreach activities and in partnership with other providers. The incumbent works closely with colleagues in Data Services and the Librarian for Geospatial Information Systems to deliver data-focused instruction, reference, and consultation activities. Depending upon the background of the candidate, this person may also serve as liaison librarian to one or more programs or departments at the University, selecting materials and providing services to support the research and teaching of faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students in said areas.
The Data Services Librarian participates in library-wide committees, activities, and special projects, especially those involving new technologies and data. The incumbent will develop and maintain awareness of data-centered initiatives across the sciences, attending professional meetings, workshops and conferences for training and continuing professional development. The Data Services Librarian is based in the NYU Data Services, a joint service of the NYU Libraries and NYU Research Technology. This position reports to the Head of Specialized Research Services and Data Services in the Collections and Research Services Division, and operates in close coordination with the Digital Scholarship Services and the Digital Library Technology Services group.
At the Division of Libraries, we are proud of our organizational culture and we are committed to building and sustaining a diverse, inclusive, and equitable organization that supports a sense of belonging for the staff and communities we serve. For more about our values, see http://library.nyu.edu/about/general/values/
About New York University Libraries
Libraries at New York University serve the school's 40,000 students and faculty and contain more than 5 million volumes. The Libraries supports NYU's vision to become the first true Global Network University by collaborating with and providing services to our 11 global academic centers and our "portal campuses" in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai. New York University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the OCLC Research Library Partnership, and the HathiTrust. The Libraries participate in a variety of consortia and collaborate closely with Columbia University Libraries and the New York Public Library through the Manhattan Research Library Consortium. View NYU Libraries Mission and Strategic Plan.
Qualifications
Required:
  • Minimum one graduate degree (master's level or higher) for consideration.  A second graduate degree will be required for tenure review. One of the two graduate degrees must be an ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent.
  • Academic or professional experience in a social sciences field like politics, sociology, economics, or another field utilizing quantitative methodologies.
  • Basic knowledge of public and proprietary resources for national and international numeric data.
  • Basic knowledge of IT development, programming and/or coding/scripting.
  • Ability to work effectively with patrons and colleagues in a collaborative environment.
  • Reference/consultation, teaching, and/or outreach experience in an academic library.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills.
  • Strong public service orientation.
Preferred:
  • Experience cleaning and optimizing data in various forms and/or a working knowledge of metadata standards related to the description, access, and preservation of numeric data, (e.g. Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) specification).
  • Experience acquiring or licensing data resources for a library collection.
  • Experience working across organizational boundaries and managing complex stakeholder groups to move projects forward.
  • Proficiency in at least one scripting language such as Python; experience with Bash (shell scripting), JavaScript, and/or Ruby; knowledge of Unix command line utilities, Git, web server administration, and interaction with APIs and database systems.
  • Basic familiarity with software for statistical, geospatial, qualitative, and/or text analysis (e.g. SPSS, Stata, R, ArcGIS, Atlas.ti, NVivo, Mallet).
Apply at: apply.interfolio.com/53788

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Information Services & Technology Librarian, The Farmington Libraries, Farmington, CT

Information Services & Technology Librarian

Full time, 35 hours/week

 

The Farmington Libraries are seeking a creative and enthusiastic individual to work closely with colleagues to deliver service beyond expectations to our active and vibrant community.

 

The Information Services & Technology Librarian is conversant with current technology trends and is responsible for identifying and evaluating new technologies, and designing original programming for one-on-one and small group training for staff and customers alike. Additional responsibilities include: assisting with the development and maintenance of library computers, automation equipment, and Maker Space and Studio software and hardware; assisting customers with reference inquiries and reader's advisory; collection development; passport processing; and introducing new and inventive services to the community while teaching the team those technologies.

 

Qualified applicants must possess exemplary interpersonal skills, and a commitment to teamwork. The successful candidate will be self-motivated and self-directed, with a demonstrated passion for discovering innovative solutions to meet community needs. Knowledge of and experience with current trends in technology including VR, AR and MR as well as maker spaces is needed.   

 

A master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program, and two years of customer service experience are required. Public library experience preferred.  

 

This is a full-time 35-hour per week position with four weeks' vacation, paid sick time, paid holidays, health insurance, and retirement benefits.

 

Compensation based on education and experience. Salary range $49,140 - $61,000.

 

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and a brief (500 words or less) essay addressing technology's role in libraries today, to Laura A. Horn, Assistant Director/Head of Information Services via email at lhorn@farmingtonlibraries.org 

No phone calls please. The deadline for submissions is Friday, September 14th. The Farmington Libraries are an EOE/AA employer. 

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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/y9p7j7wg and search@hydecollection.org. EOE - No phone calls, unsolicited third-party recruiter submissions or third-party recruiters, please.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: Salary depends on experience

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Public Services Librarian, Worcester Public Library, Worcester, MA

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The Worcester Public Library is seeking candidates for the position of Public Services Librarian! This position is a professional position under the general direction of the Public Services Coordinator. The incumbent will assist with all aspects of public services in a busy department, including providing customer assistance at various service points. This position participates in development of adult collections, programming and outreach activities, and information literacy instruction. The ideal person in this position will possess excellent interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills and have experience working with diverse populations in an urban community.

SALARY: $48,359.10 - $69,272.27 annually; $23.17 - $33.19 hourly

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Provides excellent professional reference and readers' advisory services to the public in person and online

  • Builds, manages and promotes quality collections in all formats in assigned subject areas

  • Participates in the development and implementation of strategic partnerships with community groups, government agencies, and other appropriate organizations

  • Maintains a working knowledge of library resources, and an awareness of new resources and technologies and effectively uses and teaches the library's resources

  • Develops, publicizes, implements and evaluates adult programming, classes and outreach services, including reading discussion groups, library and technology literacy

  • Collaborates with a team of professional and paraprofessional staff and with other city agencies

  • Interprets library services and policies to patrons in a clear and courteous manner

    Contributes to creating an environment oriented to trust, open communication, creative thinking, and cohesive team effort

  • Actively participates in staff development and training opportunities

  • Works at various locations within the library system, including mobile library

    services

    Performs other duties, as assigned, consistent with the functions of the work unit and level of responsibilities

 

MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATION STANDARDS FOR PERFORMING ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of search skills using paper and electronic resources

  • Ability to initiate, organize, and self-direct work responsibility under moderate supervision

  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate with professional and paraprofessional staff about concepts, ideas, and requirements

  • Strong commitment to consistent excellent customer service to a diverse population in an urban environment

  • High level of professionalism and commitment to the organization

  • Embrace opportunities to learn in a fast-paced changing environment

  • Demonstrate proficiency in current and emerging technologies

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Ability to create positive working relationships with a diverse staff

  • Ability to learn and use library technologies

  • Ability to maintain patron confidentiality

  • Ability to push book carts and bins loaded with library materials

  • Ability to reach and retrieve books at high and low shelf heights

  • Ability to stand and or sit for prolonged periods of time

  • Ability to perform bending, stopping, lifting, pushing, and twisting

  • Ability to perform repetitive hand and arm motions for prolonged periods of time

  • Ability to move or lift up to 50 lbs.

    Knowledge of the principles and correct usage of the English language including grammar, punctuation, and spelling

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bilingual

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • MLS from a library school accredited by the American Library Association or approved by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners
  • Relevant experience will be considered
  • Includes evening and weekend assignments, and working at other locations
  • Ability to travel to required locations in a timely manner. A valid driver's license is required
  • Must pass a Criminal/ Sex Offender Background Check

To apply, please visit: www.worcesterma.gov/employment or send resume and cover letter on or before Friday, September 21, 2018 to: City of Worcester, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA 01608. EOE/ AA employer. Preference is given to Worcester Residents.

The information in this summary indicates the general nature and level of work performed within this role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position.

The Worcester Public Library makes every effort to support ALA's "Core Competences of Librarianship" http://www.ala.org/educationcareers/careers/corecomp as approved and adopted as policy by the ALA Council, January 27th 2009 and, as an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, values diversity and aims to have its workforce reflect the community. The City of Worcester is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Direct inquiries to: City Hall Human Resources 109, 508-799-1030, HR@worcesterma.gov

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Program Assistant, Library Teaching & Learning Program, Hanover, NH

The Library Teaching & Learning program cultivates and advances the Library staff's role in teaching and learning at Dartmouth. Teaching & Learning partners with faculty, staff, and students to foster critical information literacy and lifelong learning.

The Teaching & Learning Assistant supports the program by providing communications support, coordinating Library exhibits featuring intellectual work of the Dartmouth community, supporting the Institute for Writing & Rhetoric program, and providing administrative planning and support for workshops and events.

This is an 18-month term position.

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Interns, Credo Reference, Boston, MA

Would you like to see the scholarly literature completely open to everyone in the world?

My name is John Dove and for a dozen years I helped lead the company, Credo Reference, first as CEO, then later as president, and back in the 90s I served as president of Silverplatter. After retiring from Credo Reference in 2014 I took up the mantle of finding a way to accelerate the transition of scholarly publishing away from the subscription model to the Open Access model.

I now have a small consultancy based in Boston and will only take on clients who have as part of their mission the acceleration of the adoption of Open Access. I tell people that I want to see Open Access in my life time and since I'm 71, that means that I'm in a hurry!

You can be a big help in pulling off that objective. I need help from someone with the instincts and skills of a librarian.

  • Knowledgeable of the goals and principles of Open Access and with a hunger to learn more.
  • Having an appreciation for the work of an electronic resources librarian.  [Some of the projects you'll work on will be to detect the lack of discoverability of open content.]
  • You should already know about library discovery tools, linking technologies like link-resolvers, and some awareness of the specialty discovery and recommendation tools.
  • Your friends, family, and teachers all are impressed with your on-line searching skills and your ability to share those skills with others. 
  • Excellent written communication skills. [Drafting or perfecting communications to academics and others about issues related to how they choose to publish and the importance of archiving their works.]
  • Some experience with library reference would be a plus. Curious almost to a fault; well-organized, yet empathy for others who are not. 
  • It's best if you are knowledgeable about the workings of MicroSoft Office products.

This is a paid internship. Some of the work will be on-sight at Impact/Hub, a Co-working Space in downtown Boston. Some of the work will be on your own.  Comp: $15/hour for on-sight work; $12/hour for off-sight projects. 10-20 hours a week from November to June.

If interested in this opportunity send me a brief resume and include in your e-mail an answer to the question of why this particular internship appeals to you. Be sure to make the subject of your e-mail: "Library Internship in Boston focused on Open Access". I won't read any e-mail that doesn't have that in the subject line.

I plan to make a decision on bringing you on as an intern by November 1st, if not sooner.

 

John G. Dove

John.dove@alzora.org

 

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Library Director, Ames Public Library, Ames, IA

The Ames Public Library Board of Trustees is excited to announce it is accepting applications for the position of Library Director. Applications will be accepted continuously; however, the deadline for the first review of applications is 5:00 p.m. October 1st. 

Applications received after that deadline may be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled.

Under the administrative direction of the Ames Public Library Board of Trustees and in cooperation with city officials, the Library Director plans, directs, and coordinates all Library fiscal, operational and personnel activities to achieve the Library mission, goals and objectives within the context of community need and priorities; performs related work as required.

Plans, directs, coordinates, and assures the efficiency and effectiveness of all Library operations, facilities, services, collections and programs; provides information, alternatives and recommendations regarding policy and service issues to the Library Board; implements Board decisions; develops protocol and procedures for Library operations, services, and programs; develops and implements methods to measure community needs and Library effectiveness; develops and implements short and long term strategic plans; represents the Library in interactions with City administration, including active participation as a member of the City Manager's Executive Leadership Team; prepares and presents reports to the City Manager and City Council.

Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other governmental agencies, civic and community groups and the general public; acts as liaison with a variety of local, regional and statewide organizations to develop collaborative relationships and promote the goals and objectives of the Library; makes public presentations; responds to public inquiries and complaints; represents the Library in professional organizations and on local boards and committees. 


Directs the selection, training, performance review and discipline of Library employees; develops Library staff as a strong team through leadership, mentoring and providing staff development opportunities; communicates with staff to determine vision and operational needs.

Directs the preparation, presentation, and administration of the Library budget and capital improvement plan; directs the application for grants and county, state and federal funds to enhance Library programs; ensures proper and efficient use of all Library funds; serves as an ex-officio director and administration support for the board of the Ames Public Library Friends Foundation; advocates for the Library's interests with governmental agencies at the county, state, and federal level; ensures compliance with federal, state and local laws and regulations.

Each employee is expected to continually strive to bring shared values to life through our Excellence Through People organizational culture. ETP values include committing to continuous improvement, inspiring creativity and innovation, being customer driven, making data-driven decisions, championing employee involvement, striving for excellence, having fiscal stewardship, acting with honesty and integrity, exhibiting leadership, choosing a positive attitude, respecting one another, promoting safety and wellness, and cultivating teamwork. For leaders, this includes creating a work culture that brings these values to life. For all employees, this includes maintaining a Total City Perspective. The purpose of ETP is to deliver exceptional services to the public at the best price, and for employees to experience an enjoyable and stimulating work environment.

Requirements

Education and Experience: Masters of Library Science degree from a graduate school accredited by the American Library Association required. Must have seven years of increasingly responsible experience in public library management, including three years at the senior staff or management level.

Licenses and Certificates: Public Library Certification by the State Library of Iowa (for further information, see www.statelibraryofiowa.org/ld/c-d/cert/director-certification/copy_of_table-layout-director-cert).

Please visit the detailed job posting to view more information regarding the job requirements.

For more information about this opportunity, please visit www.AmesPublicLibrary.org/Director

To apply, please visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cityofames/jobs/2178760/library-director

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Librarian, Sierra Conservation Center, Jamestown, CA

Under the supervision of the Supervisor of Academic Instruction, CF, the Librarian, CF is responsible for the provision of all library services to all inmates committed to the Sierra Conservation Center (SCC). The position demands the application of the basic philosophy, principles and theories of library services, evaluation of materials and information, and ability to keep informed of developments in the profession.

The Librarian must have knowledge of the principles, trends and practices of professional library work; understand modern library methods, techniques, terminology, standard reference materials, library tools, guides and indexes, as well as library purposes and organization.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Sierra Conservation Center (SCC) is located in the foothills near Jamestown, California, in the heart of the Mother Lode Gold Country. It is adjacent to the Stanislaus National Forest, offering pine trees, mountain streams, and an abundance of recreational activities (fishing, swimming, camping, skiing, golfing, etc.).The prison is approximately 70 miles from Yosemite National Park.
 
The primary mission of SCC is to provide housing, programs and services for minimum and medium custody inmates, to aid in their rehabilitation. SCC is one of the two prisons in the State responsible for the training and placement of male inmates in the Conservation Camp Program. SCC administers 20 male camps located from Central California to the southern border.
Department Website: http://cdcr.ca.gov
You must submit a transcript (a copy or unofficial version will be accepted) or a copy of your degree with your application. If you do not submit one of these documents, you may be eliminated from the interview process.
  1. Do NOT include ANY confidential information on any documents you submit for a job vacancy, such as your State application, resume, or educational transcripts. Confidential information that should be excluded or removed from these documents includes, but is not limited to, your Social Security Number (SSN), birthdate, student identification number, driver's license number(unless required), basis of eligibility, examin