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Health Sciences and Instruction Librarian, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA

The Health Sciences/Instruction Librarian serves as an instructional consultant and liaison to the Exercise and Rehabilitative Sciences, Recreational Therapy, Nursing, Physician Assistant, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Psychology Departments. This position selects appropriate resources to support these disciplines and provides library classroom and individualized instruction. This position also fulfills the duties of the Instruction Librarian and provides research services to students, faculty, administrators, and community members to support teaching, learning, and scholarship.

 

Responsibilities: 

Health Sciences Librarian


  •  Serves as subject specialist to the Departments of Exercise and Rehabilitative Sciences, Recreational Therapy, Nursing, Physician Assistant, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Psychology
  • 
Develops and maintains the library's collection of materials in all formats to support research in the health sciences curriculum
  • 
Designs and presents instructional sessions to assist students in the effective use of library resources

  • Maintains thorough knowledge of health sciences resources
Serves as on-site liaison to both the Physician Assistant and Occupational Therapy faculty at the Harrisville location

 

Instruction Librarian


  • Coordinates general library instruction, including FYRST Seminar sessions
  • 
Coordinates the preparation of general and subject specific research guides and tutorials in all formats

  • Works with the library department faculty to incorporate information literacy services and resources for distance education students

  • Maintains current awareness of distance/distributed education platforms (e.g. D2L) and other distance/distributed education technologies
  • 
Creates online tutorials and guides in collaboration with library department faculty

 

Teaching of Library Based Courses (LIBR)


  • May teach up to 3 credits per academic semester 

  • Maintains assessment data pertaining to courses taught in support of the department assessment process

 

Additional Responsibilities


  • Participates in the research services rotation 

  • Serves on library and university committees

  • Pursues an active and ongoing program of professional development, research, and service appropriate to the current university rank attained

  • Meets other requirements for tenure and promotion as required by the CBA
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Other appropriate responsibilities as assigned that fulfill the mission of the library

 

Qualifications

       Minimum/Required

  • Master's degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited program or international equivalent 
  • Minimum of two years of professional experience in higher education or special libraries
  • Degree or experience relating to the field of health sciences
  • Experience providing reference/research services
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, students, faculty, staff, and general library users
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in multiple formats to diverse audiences
  • Ability to balance multiple projects and set priorities
  • Demonstrated commitment to the education of diverse populations
  • Successful completion of an on-campus interview, including a presentation on a topic to be determined by the search committee

       Preferred

  • Advanced degree in a Health Sciences related field
  • Teaching experience in higher education
  • Teaching experience in the online environment
  • Professional experience in higher education
  • Familiarity with electronic and traditional reference resources and trends in the field of health sciences
  • Experience providing library assistance within the field of health sciences
  • Proven ability to establish successful relationships with faculty and other campus stakeholders to promote library initiatives


Application Instructions

To view the full description and apply, please follow this link. 


Graduate and undergraduate transcripts are required for this position. Applicants may upload either official or unofficial transcripts using the "Transcript" selection under Required Documents.


Official transcripts will be required prior to appointment. Recommended candidates will be required to complete criminal background check, including Act 34 Background Check and Act 151 (Child Abuse) Background Check and Federal Criminal (FBI) clearance prior to appointment. Full consideration will be given to applications received by March 15, 2019.



Slippery Rock University provides an environment that respects, encourages, and promotes the talents and contributions of all. Slippery Rock University values a community with a shared sense of purpose, where people demonstrate mutual respect and appreciation. Slippery Rock University values diversity that honors and includes all persons regardless of age, creed, disability, ethnic heritage, gender, gender identity, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status in academic and extracurricular endeavor, in the working environment, and in the daily life of the university community.

 

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Resource Acquisitions Services Librarian, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN

The Hesburgh Libraries of Notre Dame seeks a Resource Acquisitions Services (RAS) Librarian.  The ideal candidate is a library professional with operational expertise in acquisitions and/or interlibrary loan, who wishes to exercise organizational influence in key library service areas and develop a broader base of functional and management expertise in a Program dedicated to team-based and service-oriented approaches to work.   



Summary:  The RAS Librarian directs a functionally blended staff team within the Interlibrary Loan & Acquisitions (ILLAS) Unit of the Resource Acquisition & Discovery (RAD) Program.  This team focuses on acquiring, receiving and making discoverable and deliverable resources in support of teaching and learning.  This librarian is responsible for efficient and service-oriented acquisitions and interlibrary loan life-cycles.  The Resource Acquisitions Services Librarian is a member of the Library Faculty and RAD leadership team, reporting to the Head of ILLAS.



Responsibilities:  Serves as mentor, coach, and manager, hiring, evaluating, and training all direct reports to ensure competency in acquisitions, copy cataloging, and interlibrary loan borrowing workflows and focuses the team to meet organizational goals by utilizing industry best practices and applying local policies and procedures.  

Collaboratively manages two key service life-cycles:

  • Resource acquisitions for monographic and one-time gift and collection purchases, leveraging various acquisitions strategies, working with private sellers, donors, and vendors, and providing timely discovery of acquired resources via contract and local cataloging and metadata management through available systems.
  • Interlibrary loan borrowing with an eye on efficient approaches towards request intake, queue management, source identification, and timely delivery of loans and articles to patrons via resource receipt and return systems and workflow routines.

Continuously develops a team culture that reflects a clear sense of functional and organizational purpose, service orientation and innovation towards work.

Actively encourages an independent and problem-solving mindset of each team member by communicating organizational context, training in functional lifecycle processes, and developing critical thinking skills.

Manages operations in compliance with fiscal and legal standards of the University.



Knowledge of or interest in learning:

  • Project-based management approaches
  • Personnel management techniques
  • Metrics collection and analytics to drive team service improvements
  • Sound audit trail and business practices
  • Current and emerging resource acquisitions and interlibrary loan strategies
  • Library systems for acquisitions and interlibrary loan
  • Current key systems:  Aleph, ILLiad, Concur, CORAL, OCLC, Rapid
  • Encoding standards, e.g., MARC, BIBFRAME, XML-based standards
  • Content standards, e.g., AACR2, RDA, DC
  • Controlled vocabularies for subjects and names, e.g., LCSH, LC-NAF
  • Foreign language proficiency

 

Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MLS degree from ALA-accredited program or non-U.S. equivalent
  • A minimum of 1-3 years management of acquisitions and/or interlibrary loan borrowing

Preferred qualifications:

  • Interlibrary loan experience

 

Salary and Benefits: 

Appointment salary and rank are competitive, commensurate with experience and qualifications. The Resource Acquisitions Services Librarian is a non-tenure track member of the Library Faculty. The University offers an excellent benefits and annual vacation package.

 

To Apply: 

To view the official posting and apply, please follow this link. 

Review of applications will begin on February 28, 2019 and the application deadline is Monday, March 11, 2019.

Additional information about Hesburgh Libraries can be found on the Libraries' website: http://www.library.nd.edu/about/employment/


For additional information about working at the University of Notre Dame and various benefits available to employees, please visit http://hr.nd.edu/why-nd.  The University of Notre Dame supports the needs of dual career couples and has a Dual Career Assistance Program (http://hr.nd.edu/employment-opportunities/dualcareer/) in place to assist relocating spouses and significant others with their job search.

 

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Library Clerk III: Adult Services Circulation Manager, Brooks Public Library, Brattleboro, VT

Brooks Memorial Library seeks a full-time Library Clerk III in the Adult Circulation Department.

 

General Statement of Duties: Manages the circulation functions of the Library, ensuring effective and efficient library operations and service. Duties involve:

  • Managing and overseeing all aspects of library circulation
  • Scheduling, training and supervising clerical staff and volunteers
  • Including recovery of overdue materials, communication with patrons and the Town Attorney's office
  • Performing para-professional work assisting with reference and reader's advisory services for patrons
  • Participating in the supervisor cohort with librarians and Library Director

 

Supervision Received: Receives supervision and evaluation from the Library Director.

Supervision Exercised: Exercises supervision of volunteer personnel and assigned clerical staff.

 

Illustrative Examples of Work: Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:

  •  Communicates with public, staff, and volunteers to provide professional, efficient, and courteous service at the Library circulation desk.
  •  Manages circulation functions using the integrated library system of the Catamount Library Network. Charges/discharges library materials registers borrowers; and oversees patron record database, safeguarding patron information.
  •  Coordinates and manages the library volunteer program: recruitment, retention, training, acknowledgement, and scheduling. Collects and maintains statistics. Provide written annual reports.
  • Assists patrons with public access computers, online catalog, digital resources, copy machine/scanner, and other technology resources.
  • Manages all aspects of overdues recovery, communicating on a regular basis with patrons, staff, the Town Attorney, and other entities to ensure that materials are returned in a timely manner and in good condition.
  • Assists with activities, programs and functions of Friends of Library, including coordination of books sales.
  • Prepares responses to "Claims Returned" or dismissal of fees requests, as determined by the Library Director.
  • Generates monthly statistics from the library computer system or as requested by the library director or supervisor.

 

Qualifications:

  • Must possess excellent communication and public service skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers and volunteers and to articulate direction in a clear and collegial manner.
  • Ability to communicate tactfully and effectively in unique and sometimes stressful situations; to follow complex oral and written instructions; and to exercise sound judgement independently in decision making and problem solving.
  • Fundamental knowledge of library systems, policies and procedures required.
  • Computer competency with office-related software, proficiency with the circulation functions of the Integrated Library System, and devices.
  • Aptitude with reference and research techniques and familiarity with digital library resources and local resources.
  • Flexibility, time management and capacity to prioritize tasks.

 

Requirements: Must have a Bachelor's degree in any field and experience of at least six months of library experience which has included duties other than those considered to be strictly clerical.

 

Schedule: 37.5 hours per week; 1 evening per week, rotating Saturdays (every third).

Salary: $18.50/hour



To Apply: 

Send applications to Brattleboro Town Manager, Attn: Library HR, 230 Main St. #208 Brattleboro VT 05301, or by e-mail to: tmsecretary@brattleboro.org. Must be received by 5:00pm on Friday, March 8, 2019.

Interviews to be held in March with a start date in early April or sooner. The application and a full job description may be found on the Town website at www.brattleboro.org.



The Town of Brattleboro is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ applicants, and people from other underrepresented groups to apply, recognizing and respecting that diverse perspectives and experiences are valuable to our team and essential to our public service.

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Part-Time Library Associate - Children's Department, Fairfield Public Library, Fairfield, CT

Fairfield Public Library in Fairfield, CT is seeking an energetic part-time associate to work in our Children's Department.   


The successful candidate is energetic, knowledgeable with respect to libraries, children's literature, familiar with computers, and technology in general.  Applicants must possess strong communication and customer service skills.   

Candidates should have experience or strong interest in working with children and their caregivers.  Duties include, but are not limited to:  

  • Staffing the Children's Department Information Desk and responding to questions
  • Locating materials
  • Assisting with the creation of program materials and displays
  • Organizing and general clean up of public area
  • Shelving

 

Candidates must hold a Bachelor's Degree.  

 

Salary: $19.45/hour.  MLS $27.59/hour.  

Schedule: Afternoon, Evening and Weekend shifts available.


To Apply:

If you are interested, please email your resume and cover letter to Children's Department, Fairfield Public Library, 1080 Old Post Road, Fairfield CT 06824 attention Tamara Lyhne, Head of Children's Services tlyhne@fplct.org.  Open until filled. 

 

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Reference Librarian, Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston-Salem, NC

The Professional Center Library of Wake Forest University School of Law is delighted to announce an opening for a Reference Librarian. We are seeking a librarian to join our fast-paced, collaborative and service-oriented team. We are particularly interested in building a candidate pool including librarians from traditionally underrepresented groups. If you have any questions, please email Dean Christopher Knott (knottca@wfu.edu) or Kate Irwin-Smiler (irwinsc@wfu.edu).

 

Description

The Wake Forest University School of Law's Professional Center Library is seeking a Law Reference Librarian with a strong service orientation and commitment to teaching. This person will teach research in the Law School's first-year Legal Analysis, Writing and Research courses, serve as a faculty liaison to an active, research-oriented faculty, and participate in collection development. Reference Librarians participate in all facets of the Law School's intellectual life and governance activities. This is a full-time position and reports to the Associate Dean for Information Services. 

 

Responsibilities: 

The successful candidate will be expected to provide:

  • Reference services, research assistance, and library instruction to all users of the library
  • Instructional sessions to groups and classes 
  • Contributions to the preparation and updating of library research guides, bibliographies, webpages and other outreach services

This person may teach an upper-level research course and may also train and supervise student assistants. Participation in professional activities is expected.

 

Required: 

J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school, and MLS/MLIS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program or foreign equivalents of either or both. Knowledge of print and electronic information resources; strong commitment to public service and user satisfaction; excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

Preferred:

Prior academic law library work experience and prior teaching experience preferred, but not required. Knowledge of or ability to learn emerging technologies, especially electronic information access.  Creativity and adaptability in handling multiple, simultaneous demands.


Salary and Benefits:

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.


To Apply:

For complete details and to apply, go to https://hr.wfu.edu/careers/ or call (336) 758-4700. The completion of an online Wake Forest University application is required for this position.  

The position is available immediately.

Applications will be accepted immediately and until the position is filled; however, applications submitted by March 1, 2019 will receive priority consideration.


About Wake Forest University 

Wake Forest University, formed in 1834, has experienced decades of growth and innovation.  WFU is a distinctive university that combines a liberal arts core with graduate and professional schools and innovative research programs.  The University embraces the teacher-scholar ideal, which prizes the personal interaction between students and faculty.  It is a place where exceptional teaching, fundamental research and discovery, and the engagement of faculty and students in the classroom and the laboratory are paramount.


Wake Forest University seeks the enlightenment and freedom which come through diligent study and learning. Its higher goal, however, is to give life to the University motto "Pro Humanitate," as members translate a passion for knowledge into compassionate service. Its collective strength and character are derived from the values and distinctive experiences of each individual; therefore, it affirms the richness of human intellect and culture and its contribution to knowledge, faith, reason, and dialogue. Furthermore, it strives toward a society in which good will, respect, and equality prevail. To that end, Wake Forest University rejects hatred and bigotry in any form and promotes justice, honor, and mutual trust.


The Law School enrolls approximately 500 JD students and roughly 50 foreign trained attorneys in various programs (LL.M, S.J.D. and exchanges), as well as nearly 100 students in a Masters of Studies in Law and enrollees in graduate certificate programs. The University enrolls about 4,846 undergraduates and 2,823 students in graduate programs at its principal location, the Reynolda campus. Wake Forest employs approximately 2,772 full and part-time faculty and staff. Travel + Leisure Magazine picked Wake Forest University as the most beautiful campus in the state in 2017 and the college regularly appears on national lists of the most beautiful college campuses.


Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Wake Forest is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, a beautiful, mid-sized city centrally located in the Piedmont-Triad region of North Carolina.  Winston-Salem is a family-friendly city with high quality schools, numerous outdoor recreational activities and events, and is known for its vibrant and thriving arts scene. Winston-Salem residents enjoy close proximity to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains (1.5 hours) and Atlantic beaches (4 hours), a moderate climate with four distinct seasons, a very reasonable cost of living, and an eclectic variety of restaurants, wine bars, and breweries for dining with friends and family.  Winston-Salem offers many of the amenities of a large city but with the sense of community and quality of life of a smaller town.

 

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(MCCC, Non-Benefited) Librarian, Holyoke Community College, Holyoke, MA

Holyoke Community College: the opportunities you want; the future you're looking for.


For over 65 years, Holyoke Community College has been a gateway to quality education and career advancement. Seeking to realize their dreams and aspirations, more than 100,000 students have come through the open doors of the College. HCC offers over 100 different academic options.


The Commonwealth's oldest community college, Holyoke Community College serves more than 10,000 students annually in credit and noncredit programs and courses. The college has the highest transfer rate of any community college statewide, holding articulation agreements with more than 27 colleges and universities. Recognized for its Honors Program, distance learning curriculum, learning communities, and service to students, HCC also offers business development opportunities through the Kittredge Center for Business and Workforce Development.


Job Description:

Provide reference services and information literacy instruction in conjunction with other professional librarians.

Duties:

  1. Provides reference support for students and faculty using print and online resources.
  2. Develops information literacy materials and teaches library classes/workshops.
  3. Participates in collection development responsibilities.
  4. Performs other duties as assigned.


Requirements:

Required Qualifications: Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school; professional experience in reference and instruction; excellent oral and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills; the ability to work effectively with a diverse community.

Preferred Qualifications:  Ability to work three shifts a week with an 8:00 a.m. start time.


Equivalency Statement:  Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position.


Compensation:  $28.29/hr., non-benefited.

Hours: 12-15 hours per week

Start Date:  March, 2019

End Date: May 31, 2019

Funding: Trust


Additional Information:

Holyoke Community College is committed to excellence and opportunity through diversity in education and employment. Holyoke Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, maternity leave, and national origin, in its education programs or employment.

  • All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. HCC is not sponsoring H1B Visa. 
  • Pre-Employment Background check, including Criminal History will be conducted for all positions.


Application Instructions:

Applicants interested in applying MUST submit the following documents via online:

  • Resume/CV
  • Letter of Interest (Cover Letter) and
  • List of references with names, addresses, & telephone numbers of three professional references


Deadline:  Screening will begin will applications received by February 28, 2019.  Additional applications may be considered until position is filled.

 

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Part-Time Children's Librarian, Wellesley Free Library, Wellesley, MA

The Wellesley Free Library is seeking a fun, flexible, and fearless part-time (16 hours/week) Children's Librarian to provide high quality libraryservice to children, young teens, parents, teachers,and caregivers.  


Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the Children's Services Supervisor, duties will include:

  • Reference desk service
  • Extensive reader advisory
  • The children's materials selection
  • Developing/implementing STEM, early literacy, outreach and enrichment programs for children from birth through grade 8.  

Saturday and evening hours required.

 

The hourly rate is $26.71 and the position is not benefit eligible. 

 

Requires: 

  • MLS
  • One to three years of reference experience
  • In-depth knowledge of collection development
  • Demonstrated knowledge of effective children's services techniques
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Excellent computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, e-mail, Internet searches and software specific to libraries.

 

To Apply:

Submit a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources Department, Town Hall, 525 Washington St., Wellesley, MA 02482 or e-mail as a Word document or PDF to hr@wellesleyma.govby  March 3, 2019. AA/EOE

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Library Conservator, Brown University, Providence, RI

Brown University Library is seeking a collaborative and proactive Conservator to join the Preservation Department in support of its mission to maintain, conserve and preserve access to collections.  The Conservator assesses, treats, documents and manages the conservation of a wide range of paper-based materials, including rare printed items, manuscripts, and cartographic materials. The scope of activities includes book and manuscript treatment, exhibition and loan support, staff training, documentation, disaster response, environmental monitoring and aiding in preservation collection assessments.

 

The Conservator is responsible for partnering with Library staff to ensure the stability of materials used in teaching, research, and exhibitions and contributes to related projects.  

The Conservator represents the Brown University Library in regional, national and international initiatives and reports to the Head of Preservation, Conservation and the Library Annex.

 

Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and formal training in book conservation at the graduate level, or equivalent combination of apprenticeship, advanced courses, internships and experience
  • MLS or equivalent degree preferred
  • Minimum of five years of experience in conservation work
  • Excellence in performing complex conservation treatments on a broad range of library and archival materials as demonstrated through a portfolio
  • Demonstrated record of managing and designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion 
  • Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment 
  • Knowledge of the history of book and paper making, bookbinding techniques, and the history and manufacture of other library materials; and the nature and causes of book and paper deterioration
  • Knowledge of and adherence to professional ethical practice in conservation
  • Working knowledge of chemistry as it applies to library materials
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal and organizational skills including demonstrated ability to prepare reports and procedural documentation
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, access and inclusion

 

Candidates please note: all offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown.


To Apply:

Please visit Brown University's career opportunities website at: https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/staff-careers-brown/jobsand reference REQ141229. 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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Continuing Resources Metadata and Catalog Librarian, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

The Continuing Resources Metadata and Catalog Librarian performs original and derived cataloging, including Library of Congress classification and subject analysis for electronic/print serials (journals), online databases, and electronic resources.

The librarian would participate in the development of emerging metadata ontologies, including BIBFRAME, RDF, schema.org, and other linked-data and semantic web applications. The librarian would serve as the library's leader in contributing to the Cooperative Online Serials Program (CONSER) of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC).

 

Qualifications

One who applies to this position should have reading knowledge of at least one European language, demonstrated interest in technical services and serials library issues on the regional, national, and international level. Also, they should have knowledge of cataloging and classification principles and rules, knowledge and skills in applying cataloging and classification standards, and demonstrated potential for leadership.

 

About the Position

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

 

About BYU

BYU is a privately owned and operated university of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and preference is given to qualified candidates who are members in good standing of the affiliated church.

 

To view the complete job announcement and to apply, go to:

https://hrms.byu.edu/psc/ps/PUBLIC/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Employee&SiteId=70&JobOpeningId=78750&PostingSeq=1

                                                                                                                                                  

Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2019.

 

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Graduate Studies Librarian/Assistant Professor, Mississippi University for Women, Columbus, MS

Mississippi University for Women's (MUW) Fant Memorial Library is inviting applications for the newly created Graduate Studies Librarian / Assistant Professor position to serve the research and information needs of graduate faculty and students, and to serve as liaison to the Health and Social Sciences departments. This position demands commitment to patron services, a diverse student body, and an ability to flourish in a small university community. 


Located in historic Columbus, MS, MUW has been voted a Great College to Work for by The Chronicle of Higher Education four years running and is classified as a Master's Colleges & Universities: Small Programs. With a 14:1 faculty-to-student ratio and a diverse student population with an FTE of 2400, we are a public university with a focus on excellent teaching and a personalized educational experience. Our newly renovated library has become the heart of campus since our grand opening in October 2017, and we are constantly looking for new ways to serve our diverse and vibrant community.  



To view the full position and apply, please follow this link.  

Please contact Amanda Clay Powers at acpowers@muw.edu with any questions.

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Public Services Assistant, Baker Library Special Collections, Boston, MA

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

 

Baker Library Special Collections provides access to these materials in the de Gaspé Beaubien Reading Room in Baker Library | Bloomberg Center.



Specific Duties:

Excellent opportunity to contribute toward the daily public services operations and generally support a special collections department.

  • Staffs the Reading Room for two hours per week, serving as the public face of Baker Library Special Collections, assisting users, answering questions, and ensuring the safety and security of collections.
  • Provides reference services for remote researchers by answering basic questions as assigned by Public Services staff and conducting research in holdings.
  • Locates, retrieves and re-shelves collection materials from secure stacks.
  • Processes collection duplication requests.
  • Supports public services team projects.
  • Performs routine clerical tasks and other duties as assigned.
  • May assist with stacks management projects, including barcoding, shelf reads, and inventories on a limited basis.

 

Requirements:

  • Library experience and/or customer service experience.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to multi-task and to complete work in a timely manner.
  • Sensitivity to proper care and handling of special collections materials.



Schedule: 

Available immediately, this is a 14 hour per week, year round position. Hours must be completed between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Preference will be given to graduate students.

 

Salary: $18.00/hour



Please submit a cover letter and resume to apply to:

Melissa Murphy

Baker Library Special Collections

Baker Library | Bloomberg Center

Harvard Business School

Soldiers Field

Boston, MA 02163

mmurphy@hbs.edu

 

No phone calls please

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Library Science Research Fellowship, U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory (USAARL), Fort Rucker, AL

The U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory (USAARL) aims to provide medical research in the military operations environment to sustain the warfighter's performance by delivering medical research and developing, testing, and evaluating solutions to air and ground warriors. USAARL conducts medical research to develop and provide the biomedical basis for countermeasures that prevent and mitigate warrior injury.

 

An ORISE Library Science research opportunity is available with USAARL in Fort Rucker, AL. The participant will gain technical skills and professional development by assisting USAARL Research Librarian with research-relevant literature searches; cataloging of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and aerospace medicine texts; technical document collection maintenance and development; etc. The participant would have the opportunity to learn military medical and research librarian skills, and expand their knowledge of library sciences in research fields relevant to USAARL, U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command, and U.S. Army Medical Command.

 

For more information about USAARL, please visit https://www.usaarl.army.mil/.

 

Appointment Length

This research appointment is a twelve-month research opportunity, the appointment may be renewed for four additional one-year terms.  USAARL would like to have the selected participant start in May/June 2019.

 

Participant Benefits

Participants will receive a stipend to be determined by USAARL. Stipends are typically based on the participant's academic standing, discipline, experience, and research facility location. Other benefits may include the following:

  • Health Insurance Supplement. Participants are eligible to purchase health insurance through ORISE.
  • Relocation Allowance
  • Training and Travel Allowance

 

Nature of Appointment

The participant will not enter into an employee/employer relationship with ORISE, ORAU, DOD, or any other office or agency. Instead, the participant will be affiliated with ORISE for the administration of the appointment through the ORISE appointment letter and Terms of Appointment.

 

Qualifications

  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • A Bachelor's Degree in library sciences or a science-related degree with library experience in cataloging, database administration, library technical services, etc.

 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Citizenship: U.S. Citizen Only
  • Degree: Bachelor's Degree received within the last 60 months or currently pursuing.
  • Overall GPA: 2.50
  • Discipline(s):
    • Other ()
    • Social and Behavioral Sciences (36 )

 

Reference Code: AARL-8371701925

 

Application Deadline: 4/30/2019 3:00:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

 

How to Apply

To view the full description and apply, please follow this link.

Components of the online application are as follows:

  • Profile Information
  • Educational and Employment History
  • Essay Questions (goals, experiences, and skills relevant to the opportunity)
  • Resume (PDF)
  • Transcripts/Academic Records
  • References

Submitted documents must have all social security numbers, student identification numbers, and/or dates of birth removed (blanked out, blackened out, made illegible, etc.) prior to uploading into the application system.

 

If you have questions, send an email to ARMY-MRMC@ORISE.ORAU.GOV. Please list the reference code of this opportunity in the subject line of the email.

 

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Collection Intern, EcoTarium, Worcester, MA

The EcoTarium is a unique indoor-outdoor museum in Worcester, MA, with a mission toinspire a passion for science and nature. Founded in 1825 (as the Worcester Lyceum of Natural History), the EcoTarium is the second oldest natural history organization in the United States.  Our archives are extensive, comprehensive, and very disorganized.

 

In preparation for our 200thanniversary in 2025, we are getting a handle on our institutional history, and we need help getting organized.  This project will give our intern experience with primary source research, information management, and archival methods, including use of the industry-standard PastPerfect collection registration database.

 

Qualifications: 

Relevant experience and expertise would include a background and/or interest in history, archives, or library science. 

 

Department: 

Archives Collection

 

Effective Date: 

Summer break

 

Reports to: 

Martin Christiansen, Collections Specialist

 

Instructions: 

The internship would take place during the summer, with a commitment of 1-2 weekdays per week. Please send a resume and a one page cover letter, including why you are interested in this position, what your future career objectives are, and what you hope to learn through your internship to Martin Christiansen, Collections Specialist, at mchristiansen@ecotarium.org.

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Call for Applications: The James M. Matarazzo Student Stipend Award

SLA New England is pleased to announce the James M. Matarazzo Student Stipend Award in the amount of $1,250, available to a current MLIS student in the New England area to attend the 2019 SLA Conference, held in Cleveland, OH. 

 

The Special Libraries Association (SLA) is a nonprofit global organization for innovative information professionals and their strategic partners. SLA serves more than 7,000 members in 75 countries in the information profession, including corporate, academic, and government information specialists. SLA promotes and strengthens its members through learning, advocacy, and networking initiatives. 

 

Why attend the SLA Annual Conference? 

● Networking opportunities - share your experiences and learn from other information professionals. 

● Over 200 events, including educational programs, networking events, receptions, and tours. 

● The latest technologies from leading industry partners, all under one roof in the INFO-EXPO Hall. 

 

 

James M. Matarazzo Student Stipend Award Criteria 

 

 Qualifications 

● Be currently enrolled as a degree candidate at an ALA-accredited academic program in Library and Information Science. 

● Be a member of SLA - award may go to covering student membership fee if not already a current member. 

● Be a first time attendee of a SLA conference. 

 

Application Process

Submit a document containing the following information/elements: 

● Full name 

● Academic affiliation: Institution and Program 

● Start date of program; number of semesters and courses completed as of December 2018; and anticipated date of graduation 

● Contact information, including mailing address, telephone, and email 

● Other SLA division awards, if any, for which you are applying 

● An essay of no more than 1 page (see details below), double-spaced 

● Current resume 

 

Essay Description

Write a 1-page, double-spaced essay on why you should attend the annual conference and how the conference will benefit your career aspirations. Submissions will be judged based on originality and clarity as well as inclusion of all required information. Spelling, grammar, and completion of all required information will count in judging. 

 

Deadline for Application Submission 

Friday, March 29, 2019. 

 

Application Submission

Completed applications should be emailed as a single file attachment in Microsoft Word or PDF to Jill Aberdale & Katie Glasoe, SLA New England Student Relations Committee Co-Chairs, at the following email address: jillian.aberdale@gmail.com &/or glakat210@gmail.com. Please contact Jill &/or Katie with questions about the application process. 

 

Post Award 

Awardee will be required to write a short post about his/her conference experience for the SLA New England Website. Awardee is encouraged to serve a one-year term as a member of the Student Relations Committee of the SLA New England Chapter (may be accomplished virtually, if the recipient is no longer a New England resident following graduation). 

 

Notification and Award Distribution

Applicants will receive notification of award status by the middle of April. The recipient of the award will receive a one-time stipend of $1,250 which may be applied to SLA membership costs, SLA student conference registration fee, transportation, and lodging costs. The recipient is responsible for making their own conference and registration arrangements. Any costs above and beyond the stipend amount will be the personal responsibility of the recipient.

 

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International Summer Seminars 2019, UNC Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science, Chapel Hill, NC

UNC Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science

International Summer Seminars 2019

Ever thought about going abroad? With these opportunities you can!


Join the School of Information and Library Science in London, Prague, or Berlin during summer 2019! Our programs offer students an opportunity to deepen their knowledge and understanding in a global context while offering unique, hands-on experience. Look behind the scenes at libraries throughout England or the Czech Republic, or explore the inner workings of global corporations and start-ups in Germany. In a time when we are shifting to an increasingly borderless world, our programs offer both students and professionals an opportunity to deepen their knowledge and understanding of library or information science in a global context.


All seminars are available for 3 hours of credit from UNC SILS. Our seminars are open to UNC undergraduate and graduate students (also non-UNC graduate students), as well as practicing professionals. Seminars are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, and they tend to fill quickly. Early registration is encouraged. Questions can be directed to Shirley Parker, Programs Officer, smparke@email.unc.edu.


London: May 19-June 1

The London Summer Seminar offers an opportunity to gain an in-depth view of libraries and librarianship in Great Britain. Lectures and site visits will be arranged by the faculty of University College London's (UCL's) Department of Information Studies, the largest and one of the most highly ranked LIS Schools in the United Kingdom. The seminar also includes tours of cultural heritage institutions in England.


Prague: May 19-June 1

Prague offers lectures and tours related to librarianship in a country that deals with a history of monarchy, empire, Communism, and the meeting of east and west. Participants experience firsthand how the democratization of the Czech Republic, formerly a communist state, has affected the accessibility of information. The program is offered in partnership with Charles University.


Berlin: May 20-May 30

The Berlin Summer Seminar is specifically targeted for IS majors/minors and focuses on the ways information gathering, dissemination, privacy, and security affect business. By participating in business visits, students will closely examine the juxtaposition between multinational tech companies and the entrepreneurial start-up scene. The program provides an excellent avenue for career exploration. This program is partnered with Humboldt University.



If you have any questions about any of the seminars please contact Shirley Parker, Programs Officer, by e-mail: smparke@email.unc.edu.

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Volunteer Projects, Medical Library at Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital, Brockton, MA

Objective: Set up methods to pull journal usage statistics from several sources (directly from each publisher as well as EBSCO's Full Text Finder, EBSCO's nursing database CINAHL, and the government database PubMed) and to aggregate the data, noting changes in publishers.  


Schedule: Start date, workdays, and hours negotiable during 9-5:30.


Accessible by public transportation.


For those interested: Contact Catherine Moore, Librarian: 508-941-7208/catherinemoore@signature-healthcare.org

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Objective: Help in de-accessioning and disposal of  approximately 48 feet of medical books and  384 feet of journals due to a planned move to a smaller space in a new building.   


Schedule: Start date, workdays, and hours negotiable during 9-5:30.


Accessible by public transportation.


For those interested: Contact Catherine Moore, Librarian:  508-941-7208/catherinemoore@signature-healthcare.org

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

Do you enjoy working with children and parents?

Do you want to be an important part of a dynamic professional team

in a beautiful, newly renovated library?

Would you like to work in a community that embraces its library as a space for everyone?

If so, Hopkinton is the vibrant growing community for you!

 

The Town of Hopkinton is seeking a full-time Children's Librarian to provide exceptional customer service in our busy public library serving an expanding, dynamic town. We're looking for a community- focused, creative professional who will work closely with the library team to keep the children's department growing and innovating. Come to Hopkinton and work with talented and enthusiastic colleagues; connect with and serve a supportive, highly engaged community; see an established and successful department through new and exciting changes and challenges; and enjoy each day spent in a big, beautiful, brand-new Children's Room in a recently renovated and expanded building!



The Children's Librarian works with library patrons from birth through approximately age 12 and their family members or guardians, maintains a welcoming Children's Room with activities and up-to-date resources, and organizes and coordinates a variety of programs and services to promote reading and enhance the lives of young library users. The Children's Librarian ensures that all children of Hopkinton are well-serviced by a vibrant library space and a wide range of resources, activities, and other offerings that respond to community needs and promote reading, literacy, research, curiosity, well-being, etc.

 


Qualifications

  • Equivalent to Master's degree in library and information science or related field from an American Library Association accredited program with at least 2 - 4 years progressively responsible library experience. Two years public library and/or Children's experience Preferred.
  • Knowledge of public library practices and procedures; children's literature and children's reading programs and activities; child development; library technologies and common software applications; working knowledge of the laws, regulations, and departmental policies pertaining to library services.
  • Ability to be creative and use imagination; read aloud; plan and direct craft and other activities; supervise assistants and volunteers.
  • Ability to establish good rapport with children and parents/guardians; pay attention to accuracy; work with frequent interruptions in a busy environment; maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, other organizations, and the public.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing; handle multiple tasks, determine priorities, and meet deadlines; maintain accurate and detailed records; recognize library priorities and work cooperatively and collaboratively to support their accomplishment.
  • Skills: Organizational/planning, writing, interpersonal/collaborative communication, leadership, resourcefulness, and discretion; computer skills that encompass effective use of word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, email, social media, internet browser, and library software.

 

Hours: 42.5 hours per week includes ½ hour unpaid meal period daily. Schedule to be determined with successful candidate.

Hiring Range: $27.85 - $30.64 per hour, depending on qualifications.

 

Internal/External Applicants:

To be considered for this vacancy, please submit the required Application for Employment to hr@hopkintonma.gov no later than 4:30 PM, Wednesday, March 6, 2019. You can find the application, as well as a full job description, as attachments to the job posting at this URL: https://groups.google.com/a/hopkintonma.gov/forum/#!topic/jobs/Kg4GP4E7KgI.

You may also include a cover letter and resume; however, the Application for Employment is required. Applications will also be accepted via walk-in or mail at: 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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Book Presentation: Infodiversity of the Internet: Freedoms, Threats and Information Policies for Development

The General Coordination of Postgraduate Studies, the Institute of Library Research and Information Science, and the Postgraduate Program in Library and Information Studies at the National Autonomous University of Mexico are pleased to invite you to the presentation of the book belonging the postgraduate collection. 

Infodiversity of the Internet: Freedoms, Threats and Information Policies for Development

By: Jonathan Hernández Pérez

Presented by: 
Estela Morales Campos. IIBI researcher, UNAM 
Juan José Calva González. Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Library and Information Studies, UNAM. 
Moderator: Egbert Sánchez Vanderkast. IIBI researcher. 

The event will take place on February 20th at 4pm, in the Seminar Room 1 IIBI, located in Tower II of Humanities, 13th floor inside s / n Mx Circuit, Cd. Universitaria, CP 04510, Coyoacan, Cd..

 

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(2) Instruction and Research Support Librarians, Bunker Hill Community College, Boston, MA

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

Bunker Hill Community College seeks a self-motivated, service oriented, full-time Librarian to work as part of the Library Services team serving students, faculty, staff and community users. This position will have a particular focus on information literacy instruction, research support, and faculty collaboration.  This position will also contribute regularly to overall library operations including circulation/reserves, reference, and collection development.  Duties and responsibilities include working with all library collections both physical and digital, designing and implementing instruction, and day-to-day oversight of the Library. The schedule will vary to meet the needs of the Library & Learning Commons. The successful candidate must enjoy working with our diverse library users and library staff.



Position Description

  • Provide library service and bibliographic instruction that supports student success in both the library and online environments
  • Work as part of a team at the circulation/lending/inter-library loan and reference assistance service points in the Library in support of student success
  • Provide instructional services to students, faculty, staff, and community patrons in the form of information literacy workshops and one-on-one consultations 
  • Work as part of a team to develop and offer innovative methods of instruction in information literacy in support of student success
  • Provide professional library services to community college students, faculty and staff and assist them in the use of the library's print and online resources
  • Provide onsite and virtual reference services and assist students in the use of student computers and printers
  • Compile reference and instruction statistics and reports as needed
  • Create and maintain library displays and exhibits in collaboration with the College and Cultural Event Planning Department
  • Serve as faculty liaison to the English Department
  • Assist in collection development activities including materials selection, collection assessment, and weeding
  • Serve as a backup in the absence of other librarians and assist with circulation functions as needed
  • Work evenings and weekend rotations as necessary
  • Will work two days per week at the Chelsea satellite campus


Requirements

  • Master's degree in Library and/or Information Science (M.L.I.S. or M.L.S.) or closely related field from an accredited program;
  • At least two years of experience including reference service and bibliographic instruction in an academic library, preferably in a community college setting;
  • Proven ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff and student population;
  • Knowledge of library database searching, the research process, principles of active learning as applied to information literacy, and information literacy frameworks;
  • Strong commitment to information literacy instruction, and demonstrated aptitude for teaching in multiple formats in support of students with differing levels of academic preparation, and varying physical and learning abilities;
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in an ethnically and culturally diverse environment;
  • Familiarity with the types of digital content and online services currently in use in libraries;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in using LibGuides and Microsoft Office applications;
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively to achieve common goals;
  • Ability to work evenings and weekend rotation as necessary

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bilingual
  • Background in English composition or literature


Additional Information

Salary Range: $54,956.00-$60,000.00.   Actual Salary Will Be Commensurate With Education & Experience In Accordance With MCCC/MTA Collective Bargaining Agreement. Full State Benefits. 

Grade 5, Unit Professional position

Review Date: To Ensure Consideration, Application Materials Must Be Received By March 7, 2019.


Application Instructions

Submit cover letter addressing the Required Qualifications, resume, copies of your transcripts and contact information for 3 references through the online application at: https://bhcc.interviewexchange.com. 

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Adult Services Librarian, Simsbury Public Library, Simsbury, CT

Are you an enthusiastic, tech savvy, self-directed librarian who is a curious learner with a sense of humor and excellent customer service and engagement skills? This position may be for you. 

 

Simsbury Public Library is looking for team members to help meet the information needs of the community, support our Innovators' Workshop and promote the Library, its programs and services through a variety of means including participation at outreach events. 

 

 

Position Description and Job Functions

  • Greets Library users and offers assistance 
  • Provides reference and reader's advisory guidance to adults and teens, as well as to children, as needed 
  • Assures the confidentiality of library use and library patron accounts 
  • Performs opening and closing procedures in the Adult Services Department 
  • Assists and instructs community members in using Library services, equipment, technology and facilities, both one-on-one and in group settings 
  • Assists in providing interlibrary loan and resource sharing services 
  • Assists with use of personal technology devices 
  • Recommends or selects material, both print and non-print, for acquisition and withdrawal 
  • Troubleshoots Library equipment and technology including AV, PCs, printers, copiers, scanners 
  • Collaborates with all Library departments and staff in order to provide the best possible service for the community

 

Required Minimum Qualifications

Master's Degree in Library Science. Proficiency in reference services and with Library automation, personal computers, software applications, tablets, android and smart phones, as well as social media.  Strong customer service skills essential.  Previous experience desirable. 

 

 

Schedule: 4-16 hours/week with an evening and weekend rotation and occasional weekday hours. 

Salary: $28.16/hour. 

Apply at www.simsbury-ct.gov/jobs. Applications close February 19, 2019.  

 

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Copyright Librarian, U.S. Naval War College Library, Newport, RI

Don't miss out on this opportunity to practice librarianship in this highly desirable location:  Newport, Rhode Island. The U.S. Naval War College (NWC) Library 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 the USAJOBS announcement for requirements.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled; primary consideration will be given to those received by February 19, 2019.   

 

Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience; position includes a full federal benefits package. 

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Data Services Librarian, Clemson University, Clemson, SC

Clemson University Libraries seek an entrepreneurial librarian to lead the Libraries data management initiatives. The Data Services Librarian will develop and provide services that support faculty, researchers, and students in the discovery, use, preservation, and visualization of data. The Data Services librarian will coordinate and teach instruction sessions and programming related to research data management and provide consultations for researchers in collaboration with subject librarians. This is a 12-month tenure track Faculty position and works under the direction of the Head of Library Technology. 

 

Responsibilities

Data & Research Services

  • Provide support and instruction in data management tools and techniques required by faculty, researchers, and students to find, describe, preserve, and visualize data.
  • Assists researchers with the review of data management plans and development of grant proposals.
  • Analyzes and assesses campus data management needs, current initiatives, and future directions.
  • Develops and implements plan for the Libraries to provide and sustain data services for the University community.
  • Works collaboratively across the Libraries to support various initiatives including Open Access, Open Educational Resources, and digital initiatives.
  • Develops partnerships and works in collaboration with campus offices that provide research data services to support the University's research mission.
  • Engages in professional development such as attending conferences, workshops, and webinars related to job functions.
  • Develops a focused program of high quality research and creative accomplishments, consistent with professional responsibilities and the Libraries' mission and goals. 

Instruction & Outreach

  • Designs and teaches data management instruction sessions, workshops, and programs; creates instructional materials and research guides in a variety of formats.
  • Participates in outreach to promote library resources and services. 

Service

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

 

Qualifications

  • An ALA-accredited graduate degree in librarianship or other relevant graduate degree as deemed appropriate by the Libraries 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of data management practices, data curation practices, and preservation principles and practices 
  • Understanding of the research life-cycle as demonstrated by education or work experience 
  • Effective interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills 
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment 
  • Experience or demonstrated potential supporting researchers with data services, including review of data management plans, data discovery, and data storage
  • Familiarity working with common funding agency requirements, such as NSF, USDA, NEH, NIH
  • Familiarity with software used for statistical and/or qualitative analysis and data visualization
  • Demonstrated understanding of the value of diversity and inclusion in the workplace 

 

Application Instructions

To view the full job description, please follow this link. 

To apply, enter http://apply.interfolio.com/60004 in your search bar. 

All application materials must be submitted through Interfolio for consideration. Please submit a cover letter, professional curriculum vitae, and three (3) reference contacts. Review of materials will begin immediately. 

This is a 12-month tenure track Faculty position and works under the direction of the Head of Library Technology. 

Review of materials will begin immediately. Applications received by March 1, 2019will be guaranteed consideration. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. 

 

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Research Library Intern, Abt Associates, Cambridge, MA

Abt Associates is defined by its mission: to improve the quality of life and economic well-being of people worldwide. That mission drives our top positioning in research and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. We use rigorous approaches to solving complex challenges, and are regularly ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms and one of the top 40 international development innovators.  The company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in more than 40 countries.


Abt Associates is looking for a current MLIS student this spring to help support the library services and learn more about working in a corporate library setting. The intern will assist with a variety of ongoing tasks associated with the Abt Research Library services which include:

  • Organization of print and digital collections
  • Manage Interlibrary loan retrievals
  • Support on literature search and research requests from staff

 

The intern will work under the direction of the Abt Research Librarian. 

 

Skills required: 

  • Enrolled in a library science program 
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Familiarity with library online cataloging and management systems
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written


Interested applicants can email Katherine Smith at Katherine_Smith@abtassoc.com. 

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Call for Participation: Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA) 2020

LIDA is coming home to Dubrovnik! Celebrating their 20th anniversary, Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA; http://lida.ffos.hr/) has issued a call for participation for their 2020 conference, which will take place from May 19-22, 2020 at the Inter-University Centre in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

 

LIDA addresses changing and challenging environments for libraries and other information institutions in the digital world. LIDA is an international biennial conference that brings together researchers, educators, students, practitioners, and developers from all over the world in a forum for personal exchanges, discussion, and learning in a beautiful setting. The 2020 theme is "Reshaping Identity in the Digital Age: People, Libraries, Data, Technology & Ethics." LIDA welcomes papers, panels, workshops, and posters that address this topic.

 

More details can be found in the official Call for Participation: http://lida.ffos.hr/datoteke/2020/LIDA_2020_CfP_long.pdf

 

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Research Analyst, MITRE Corporation, Bedford, MA

MITRE's Information Services department is seeking an Information Analyst to join our team of dedicated research professionals at the InfoDesk, MITRE's corporate information desk. The successful candidate will conduct high-level, quick turn-around research supporting MITRE's seven Federally-Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs).

 

The InfoDesk is focused on chasing down answers to difficult questions, pulling together high-quality information in response to research requests, and fielding requests for documents and e-books. Staff relish the diversity of research topics and the opportunity for challenging work.  The InfoDesk is working toward transforming its space into a learning environment through the introduction of consumer technologies alongside traditional library services.

 

Job Description

  • Provide ready reference and research support, and leverage MITRE expertise through regular duty at the corporate information desk
  • Respond to virtual and face-to-face information requests using the full range of available resources
  • Compile citations and identify articles on various topics, technologies, or industries for awareness and research purposes
  • Provide training on digital library resources, the InfoCenter 3D printer, and consumer technologies available via our Library of Things

 

Required Skills

  • Demonstrated ability to formulate complex search strategies; to search and locate information from various sources; to summarize and synthesize findings; and to place findings in context
  • Excellent customer service skills including an aptitude for understanding and anticipating customer needs and the ability to develop and maintain relationships with clients
  • Mastery of the reference interview
  • Understanding of the research process and workflow; and copyright policies and law
  • Proficiency with search engines, social media applications, SharePoint and the Microsoft Office suite
  • Capable of working with frequent interruptions and able to pivot between tasks as priorities change
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills with demonstrated ability to communicate effectively across level and function
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and to effectively build partnerships
  • Commitment to continuous learning; able to learn new technologies quickly and to resolve problems in a resourceful and timely manner

 

Desired Skills

  • MIS/MLS/MLIS preferred
  • Experience in a corporate, government, or academic organization supporting engineers and other highly technical professionals
  • Knowledge of specialized information resources and databases in engineering, information technology (IT), health care/medicine, business, market research, military/defense, and/or government

 

To view the full job description and apply, please follow this link. 

 

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Library Director, Pembroke Town Library, Pembroke, NH

The town of Pembroke, New Hampshire (population of 7,000) is seeking a Library Director. 

 

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills and a strong knowledge of library operations and technology. Experience in library related supervision and MLS preferred. 

 

We are looking for someone who enjoys working with the public and that will complement our dedicated and experienced staff. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits. 

 

Salary range $45,000 -$55,000, commensurate with experience.  

 

Please submit a cover letter and resume to pembrokelibrarytrustees@gmail.com by March 1, 2019.  No phone calls please. Please visit this link for a detailed job description. 

 

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Head of Archives and Special Collections, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

About College of the Holy Cross:

Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation's leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 3,000 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition.

 

Holy Cross highly values the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work at the College is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members--students, faculty and staff. The College's commitment to diversity is an important feature of the Holy Cross education. Informed by the presence of diverse interpretations of the human experience, Holy Cross is building a community marked by freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support our values of diversity and inclusiveness. Job candidates of all diverse backgrounds who embrace the open and inclusive culture of Holy Cross are welcome and encouraged to apply.

 

Job Description:

The Head of Archives and Special Collections reports to the Director of Library Services. She/he is responsible for all planning, management, and leadership of the College's Archives and Special Collections and its work. The principal responsibility is to administer the ongoing organization of the collections in both traditional and digital formats. He/she is also responsible for managing all access and the preservation of the collections, maintaining adequate security and providing efficient reference services. The Head also takes the lead in supporting and promoting digital archives and digital preservation of institutional resources. She/he supervises all departmental staff, both professional and non-exempt as well as student assistants. He/she is responsible for the creation and management of the department budget. He/she oversees the departments' outreach which includes library and online exhibits as well as social media content. The Head of Archives and Special Collection department is a full member of the library team and participates in departmental meetings initiatives and library planning.

 

Major Areas of Responsibility

  • Supervision of departmental staff
  • Departmental planning and decision making and budget preparation
  • Manages the organization of the collections
  • Leads digital archives and digital preservation work including development of online exhibits
  • Prepares appropriate level of descriptions for collections
  • Manages preservation and conservation initiatives
  • Provides reference services to all constituencies.
  • Determines content and coordinates library exhibits
  • Works with administration and academic departments to coordinate the deposit of appropriate material
  • Keeps up to date in archival best practices

 

Requirements:

  • An ALA accredited MLS, MA in Archival Science or equivalent.
  • Three to five years of increasingly responsible archival experience
  • Knowledge of current archival practices and familiarity with archival cataloging procedures.
  • Experience with and knowledge of current digital archives/digital preservation procedures and technologies
  • Experience supervising other library professionals
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively with people at all levels
  • Ability to protect the confidentiality of materials in the collection

 

Additional Information:

This is a full time, exempt level position.

 

University Description

The College of the Holy Cross is a private, Jesuit Catholic, undergraduate institution serving approximately 3,000 students. Founded in 1843, Holy Cross is the oldest Catholic college in New England and has a tradition of academic excellence. It is located atop Mount Saint James in Worcester, Massachusetts. The picturesque, 174-acre campus is an award-winning and registered arboretum.

 

Region Description

Worcester is a city of approximately 170,000 people centrally located in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It is approximately one hour from Boston, Hartford, and Providence, and three hours from New York City. Worcester is known as the Heart of the Commonwealth. Worcester offers many cultural and recreational opportunities.

 

The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in the workplace.

 

A member of the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (HECCMA).

 

To review our Employee Benefit Options, please go to: http://https://www.holycross.edu/human-resources/benefits

 

Application Instructions:

Please attach a cover letter addressing the position requirements along with your resume.

 

In your cover letter please address how your work supports the College's mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see http://www.holycross.edu/mission) and its core commitment to diversity and inclusion. For more information, please visithttp://holycross.edu/diversity.

 

Review of applications will begin as received and continue until the position has been filled.

 

To apply, visit http://apptrkr.com/1384703

 

The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 3,000 students and is located in a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community. Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (http://www.heccma.org) and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (https://new-england.hercjobs.org/)

 

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Medical Library Services Manager, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA

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   Library Services and discover how your talents can change lives. Yours included. 

The manager of library services is responsible for the overall management and direction of the library and archives. Primary responsibilities include supervision, reference, collection development, teaching and support for systematic reviews. The manager is responsible for library-wide planning, policy making and evaluation of services and resources appropriate for the institution. The director reports to the Senior Director of Business Intelligence and the Clinical Health Record.


This Mgr, Library Services will be responsible for: 

  • All administrative tasks related to the library.
  • Managing multiple library budgets.
  • Supervising two full time librarians, one full time archivist, and one part-time archivist.
  • Performing in-depth literature searches and/or systematic reviews.
  • Participating in clinical bedside rounding program.
  • Teaching PubMed, CINAHL, EndNote and Mendeley classes.
  • Presenting information sessions and workshops at hospital grand rounds, in-service programs, and other department meetings.
  • Providing document delivery.
  • Oversee electronic resources management, copyright and licensing management, collection development, technical services, and website maintenance.
  • Working with vendors, maintains contracts and licenses.
  • Publicizing and market library services on a regular basis.

 
To qualify, you must have:

  • ALA accredited MLS or its equivalent in the biomedical/clinical and public health sectors with at least 3-4 years' relevant experience in a library.
  • Evidence of experience teaching the use of health sciences resources.
  • Experience searching PubMed, Web of Science, EMBASE, CINAHL and the Cochrane Library.
  • Excellent presentation, instruction, and communication skills.
  • Experience managing budgets.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively with a diverse population of faculty/staff, students, and colleagues.
  • Familiarity with bibliographic management software (EndNote/Mendeley).
  • Experience supporting systematic reviews.
  • Demonstrate a strong background in the use of information technologies, information management tools, and analytical and searching skills.
  • Knowledge of the NIH Public Access Mandate.
  • Understanding of various aspects of scholarly publishing including open access, licensing, copyright issues/RightsLink, institutional repositories and altmetrics.
  • Experience implementing knowledge management projects.
  • Understanding of the principles and process for evaluating a journal article/EBM.
  • Experience marketing the library/library services.

 

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.


To view the full description and apply, please follow this link. 


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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Call for Proposals: ALISE Annual 2019 - Innovative Pedagogies Special Interest Group (SIG)

The ALISE Innovative Pedagogies Special Interest Group (SIG) invites proposals for a panel talks to be presented at the 2019 ALISE Conference to be held in Knoxville, TN (September 24 - 27, 2019).

Submitted proposals should support the 2019 ALISE Conference theme, "Exploring Learning in a Global Information Context." (https://www.alise.org/alise-2019-conference)


The title of this year's SIG panel is "Exploring Innovative Pedagogies in a Global Information Context." 

Topics related to pedagogical advances, curricula, programs, approaches, and general strategies for enhancing learning in global information contexts are welcome. We anticipate having four panel presentations (each lasting approximately 15 minutes) followed by a discussion period. 


Proposals should be submitted in PDF, DOC, or DOCX format. The following information should be included in the proposal:

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


Proposals should be emailed as an attachment by February 28, 2019, to SIG co-conveners Kevin Rioux at riouxk@stjohns.edu and Rajesh Singh at singhr1@stjohns.edu. In the subject line, please indicate: ALISE Innovative Pedagogies SIG Panel Proposal.

All panel presenters are required to register for the ALISE 2019 conference.

 

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Part-Time Digital Asset Management Assistant, Harvard Law School Library, Cambridge, MA

Job Description:

The part-time digital asset management assistant will help us process our photo shoots using our DAM system (Portfolio Extensis). The assistant will be responsible for uploading and adding metadata to all shoots. Our database which currently contains over 200,000 assets, is used by multiple departments throughout Harvard Law School and is the primary digital photo collection of "current" law school images. 



The ideal candidate is someone in their first or second year at Simmons who has a strong interest in this work and who could work with us for 2+ years as they finish their graduate degree. The individual should have experience working with and managing digital asset management systems and have an understanding of working with taxonomies and meta data. The assistant would also help with our WordPress site, helping to add images to the media library and to create photo galleries.

 

Skills: 

  • Familiarity with WordPress, Photoshop
  • Strong communications skills
  • Strong visual skills
  • Independent worker and self starter
  • Does not require extensive direction strong attention to detail and someone who is naturally curious and motivated
  • Collaborative, and willing to take on all tasks

Position begins immediately.

 

Application Instructions:

Please send cover letter and resume to lgrant@law.harvard.edu.

The position is for 10-12 hours per week, $18 per hour. The hours are flexible within the work week. All work is done on site. 

 

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Call for Abstracts: ALISE Annual 2019 - School Library Special Interest Group (SIG)

The ALISE School Library Special Interest Group (SIG) seeks proposals for research presentations at the 2019 ALISE conference being held in Knoxville, TN September 24-26, 2019. Submitted papers should support the 2019 conference theme, Exploring Learning in a Global Information Context. 

https://www.alise.org/alise-2019-conference

 

The authors of selected papers will be part of a 3-4 member panel of school library researchers who will share their papers exploring or interpreting the conference and SIG theme.  The School Library SIG session will begin with presentations of each paper (approx.15 minutes each). This will be followed by an interactive discussion inviting attendees to engage in an open dialogue and Q&A with the presenters regarding issues raised by the papers, implications for practice, and future areas for research (20-30 minutes).

Submitted research papers should be of a quality/nature to support a publishable article.

Complete submissions will include the following information:

1.  A cover sheet to contain

  • Title of presentation

·     First and last names of all authors

  • Email address for all authors
  • Institutional/Organizational affiliation of each author

2.  A proposal abstract (up to 1,000 words) with 

  • ·Title of presentation 
  • Reference list (not included in the word count)
  • Keywords

 

Proposals should be emailed as an attachment to Dr. Elizabeth Burns at Eburns@odu.edu by 11:59 PM EST, Feb 18, 2019. In the subject line, please indicate: ALISE SL SIG Proposal. Notice regarding acceptance will be sent by March 8, 2019.  

 

All presenters will be required to register for the ALISE 2019 conference. 

 

Elizabeth Burns, SIG Co-Chair

Assistant Professor

Library ScienceProgram,  Department of STEM Education & Professional Studies

Darden College of Education & Professional Studies

Old Dominion University

eburns@odu.edu


Maria Cahill, SIG Co-Chair

Associate Professor

School of Information Science, College of Communication and Information

Educational Leadership Studies, College of Education

University of Kentucky

maria.cahill@uky.edu

 

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Branch Supervisor, Springfield City Library - Forest Park Branch, Springfield, MA

The Springfield (MA) City Library seeks applications to work at our forward-looking, award-winning (Urban Libraries Council Innovation Honors, Business West 40 Under 40 & Woman of Impact, Massachusetts Literacy Champions) public library. Due to a retirement, we are recruiting candidates for Branch Supervisor. Get excited about the possibilities of working in the city of Springfield by watching this video, then apply by February 19 at 11:59 pm. We seek candidates who can embrace the attitude that "It's All Yours, Just Ask," and who see the library as a place to help strengthen our city through strong connections and constructive dialogue. We are here to help community members find what they need, no matter who they are, where they come from, or what they're looking for, because the Springfield City Library is their place of connection to information and knowledge, culture, and community.


The Branch Supervisor position is based at our busy Forest Park Branch Library with a focus on oversight on all branch activities and on children's services. The person selected for this position will be responsible for assisting the Branch Manager in the everyday functioning of the library. 


This will include personnel, public interaction, programming, facility management and administrative duties. Work must be performed with latitude in the exercise of independent initiative and judgment in accordance with accepted professional practices and within the policies and directives by the Branch Manager. Supervision will exercised, directly or through subordinates, over all Branch library employees. Will provide children's and other neighborhood-based programming.


Further job details and job application are available on the City of Springfield's website. The NEW annual salary is $55,241.68.  The closing date for this position is Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at 11:59 pm EST. Be sure to upload a compelling cover letter when you apply. Or, go to the City's website, click on Work for the City, and look for Branch Supervisor.


Questions can be directed to: 

Jean M. Canosa Albano, Assistant Director for Public Services

Springfield City Library---All Yours, Just Ask

220 State Street 
Springfield MA 01103 
(413) 263-6828, ext. 291 
jcanosa@springfieldlibrary.org

 

 

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Special Collections and Cataloging Interns, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT

Internship Position: Cataloguing Internship 

 

Project Description: The library and archives of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art support the curatorial research and exhibition activity of museum staff, while providing reference resources to scholars, students, and the public. The Cataloguing Intern will be presented with the unique opportunity to assist with cataloguing the Auerbach Art Library's full range of holdings, including scholarly monographs, exhibition catalogues, fine art periodicals, museum bulletins, and auction catalogues. Additionally, the intern will help update existing catalogue records.

 

Specific Requirements: The successful candidate will possess both outstanding attention to detail and experience cataloguing library materials. Experience can include graduate level coursework and/or relevant work experience. Original cataloguing experience is desirable. Reading knowledge of French, German, or Italian is preferred, but not required.

 

Time Commitment: 8-10 hours per week

Eligibility: Graduate student

Number of positions available: 1

Paid/Unpaid: Unpaid

Deadline: March 28th, 2019

Application Instructionshttps://thewadsworth.org/about/opportunities/internship/

 

_________________________________________________________

Internship Position: Special Collections Internship

 

Project Description: The library and archives of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art support the curatorial research and exhibition activity of museum staff, while providing reference resources to scholars, students, and the public. Special Collections Interns will help inventory, research, and describe library and archives resources to update the department's records. Working closely with library and archives staff, interns will implement appropriate preservation procedures for special collections and historical materials. At the end of the term, interns are presented with the opportunity to write a short article describing their work for the Auerbach Library Associates Newsletter.

 

Specific Requirements: The successful candidate will be a college sophomore, junior or senior with a demonstrated interest in Art History, Library Science, or Museum Studies. Facility with Microsoft Word and Excel, research skills, and strong attention to detail required.  Reading knowledge of French, German or Italian preferred, but not required.

 

Time Commitment  8-10 hours per week

Eligibility: Sophmore, Junior or Senior undergraduate student

Number of positions available: 2

Paid/Unpaid: Unpaid

Deadline: March 28th, 2019

Application Instructions: https://thewadsworth.org/about/opportunities/internship/

 

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Weekend Reference Librarian (Part-Time Substitute), Beverly Public Library, Beverly, MA

The Part-time Substitute Reference Librarian works under the general supervision of the Head of Reference Services.  This part-time position works two weekends per month (Saturday 11am-5pm and Sunday 1-5pm), and will have some opportunities to work on an on-call basis for day, night, and/or extra weekend shifts. 

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for working at the Reference Desk to assist patrons in a friendly and professional manner with their information needs.  Responds to Reference requests that come in via email, telephone, mail, fax, etc.
  • Instructs patrons in the use of the online catalog and other library resources.
  • Provides one-on-one instruction and answers questions about electronic devices and digital resources.
  • Able to establish and maintain courteous, effective and professional service to patrons of all ages.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other staff members.
  • Troubleshoots various equipment, such as computers, printers, fax machines, microform machines, etc. as needed.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

 

Qualifications

Master's Degree in Library or Information Science from a graduate school program accredited by the American Library Association (Staff Librarian) OR currently enrolled in a Master's Degree program in Library or Information Science from a graduate school program accredited by the American Library Association with half or more courses completed, including a course in Reference (Librarian I).

 

Full/Part Time: Part Time

Education: Completed BA/BS; with MLIS in progress or completed

[Salary: $18.38/hour (Librarian 1); $23.70/hour (Staff Librarian)

Closing Date: 02/18/2019


How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit letter of application and resume to babin@noblenet.org, or Allison Babin, 32 Essex Street, Beverly, MA 01915 by February 18, 2019.

 

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Preservation Training Programs, Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC), Multiple Locations

Identification and Care of Photographic Materials: Daguerreotypes to Inkjet Prints     

Two-day Workshop

Date: March 14-15, 2019      

Location: Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA      

 

The two-day workshop is a beginner to intermediate program intended for individuals who want to learn how to care for photographic materials including curators, collection managers, exhibit preparations, catalogers, archivists , photographers, and collectors.        

 

This hands-on workshop offers an in-depth introduction to the preservation of photographic materials, including their identification, deterioration, and care. Participants will learn how to recognize various photographic processes ranging from daguerreotypes to inkjet prints. Preservation problems associated with specific processes will also be studied. The workshop will address storage concerns and preservation priorities, including environmental guidelines, enclosures, and proper care and handling. Participants are encouraged to bring photographs for examination and discussion.        

 

Complete Information and Registrationwww.nedcc.org/prestr19   

 

Presented by:

NEDCC | Northeast Document Conservation Center  --  www.nedcc.org

 

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Preservation Management and Collections Care

Two-day Workshop

Date: February 25-26, 2019

Location: New Hampshire Historical Society, Concord, NH

 

This two-day in-person workshop provides a basic introduction to the concepts and standards used to build an effective preservation program. The course covers preservation policies, environmental and storage conditions, care and handling of collections materials, reformatting, emergency preparedness, and program assessment. The instructors will discuss realistic approaches to preservation at small and medium sized organizations, and small group work will encourage participants to discuss their own preservation goals together. 

 

This two-day workshop is a beginner to intermediate workshop intended for staff and volunteers at historical societies, libraries with local history collections, town clerk's offices, and other organizations that care for collections.

 

Complete Information and Registrationwww.nedcc.org/prestr19   

 

Presented by:

NEDCC | Northeast Document Conservation Center  --  www.nedcc.org

 

________________________________________ 

Digital Directions: Fundamentals of Creating and Managing Digital Collections

Date: August 19-20, 2019

Location: Overland Park, Kansas (Kansas City Metro Area) 

 

Guided by a faculty of national experts, join colleagues from institutions large and small for two days of instruction on good practices and practical strategies for the creation, curation, and use of digital collections. You'll have opportunities to make connections with colleagues who have similar challenges and interact with faculty one-on-one while you gain a comprehensive introduction to digitization and digital preservation.  Student discount is available.

 

Complete Information and Registration: www.nedcc.org/dd19  

 

Presented by:

NEDCC | Northeast Document Conservation Center  --  www.nedcc.org

 

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Call for Submissions: Third ACM International Conference on Supporting Group Work (GROUP)

ACM International Conference on Supporting Group Work 

PACM HCI affiliated conference 

January 6-8, 2020, Sanibel Island, Florida, USA 

https://group.acm.org/conferences/group20/

 

For over 25 years, the ACM International Conference on Supporting Group Work (GROUP) has been a premier venue for research on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, Human Computer Interaction, Computer Supported Collaborative Learning and Socio-Technical Studies. The conference integrates work in social science, computer science, engineering, design, values, and other diverse topics related to group work, broadly conceptualized. Group 2020 continues the tradition of being truly international and interdisciplinary in both organizational structure as well as participants. 


Key goals for the program are to encourage and facilitate researchers within CSCW and HCI to interact across disciplinary boundaries. We encourage high-level research contributions from interdisciplinary groups to present work that might be difficult to place within one simple category. We are open to diverse and innovative research methods, and to contributions across broad areas such as systems, society, participation, critique, collaboration, and human interaction. GROUP 2020 in particular would like to encourage systems designers, builders, and researchers from industry, academia, government and other interested groups to participate.


Participation at GROUP takes many different forms. In 2020, we will continue new submission categories that were introduced in 2016. GROUP 2020 will again offer the opportunity to authors of newly published papers from the Journal of CSCW (http://link.springer.com/journal/10606) to present their papers in the conference. Second, the submission category "Design Fictions" will be maintained. 


In addition, papers will now be published as an issue of the recently created journal, Proceedings of the ACM (PACM).


Submissions to the conference are welcome in the form of:

Research Papers. This venue gives the occasion to present and interact with the audience. Accepted papers will be published in the PACM. Please use the ACM Small format for submissions, available for download as part of the ACM Master Template. Papers have no fixed minimum or maximum page numbers, paper length should be commensurate with contribution. Research Paper submissions must be submitted online at the GROUP 2020 conference site.

Important Dates 

  • Papers Abstract and Title Submission: February 22nd, 2019 
  • Papers Submission Deadline: March 1st, 2019 
  • 1st Round Notifications: April 12 
  • Resubmit: May 31st 
  • 2nd Round decisions: July 5th 
  • Camera ready: July 19th 

 

Working Papers (WP). WPs are contributions in which the authors are working towards an archival journal submission and would like to discuss their work with their colleagues at GROUP. Our goal is to broaden the conversations at GROUP, with a format that may appeal to colleagues whose primary publications are in journals, rather than conference papers. WPs will not be published in the conference proceedings, but will be distributed in a paper conference supplement at the GROUP conference for the attendees only. Therefore, you are free to seek formal publication of a draft journal submission that appears in a WP. The WP review process will be *lightweight*, without any revisions asked to the authors, to expand the GROUP community and discussions. Please send submissions directly to co-chairs at wp@group2020.org.

Design Fictions. Fictive Futures: Exploring Future Research Agendas. We seek submissions that imagine possible futures for research on the relationships between computers and people. Submissions will include two portions: a fictional document related to the conduct of research and an author statement about the document. The fiction document could be an extended abstract, a call for papers, an excerpt from API documentation, a book review, a study protocol for IRB review, or any other relevant type. The author statement should connect that document to current events, cite ongoing research in the field, or otherwise extrapolate how the envisioned future might arise from our given present. This statement will be especially important for abstracts (which are too short to explain their rationale), API documentations (which typically do not provide a historical rationale), and other documents that on their own may be exceptionally short and/or vague. Because Design Fictions are archival contributions, we recommend a minimum length of 3 pages, and as many as 10 pages. Please use the ACM SIGCHI Format for submissions. The reviewing process will be the same as the general track, and Design Fiction papers or notes will be included in the proceedings. Design Fiction submissions must be completed online at the GROUP 2020 conference site.

Important Dates 

  • Design Fiction Submission Deadline: June 7, 2019
  • Resubmission for PACM papers: September 1, 2019
  • Design Fiction Decision Announced: October 1, 2019

 

Posters and Demos. Posters and demos are an opportunity to present late-breaking and preliminary results, smaller results not suitable for a Paper or Note submission, innovative ideas not yet validated through user studies, student research in early phases, and other research best presented in this open format. Posters and demos will be displayed at a special session in the conference when poster and demo authors will be available to discuss their work. Poster submissions should include an extended abstract no longer than 4 pages, including all figures and references, in ACM SIGCHI Format (available here). In addition, submissions should also include a separate Tabloid (A3 or 11 x 17 inches) sized draft of the poster for review purposes. Both the extended abstract and the poster draft should include author names (these are not anonymous submissions). Please send submissions directly to co-chairs at posters@group2020.org.

Workshops. Workshops provide an informal and focused environment for the information exchange and discussion of Group related topics. We offer half or full day workshop venues. Proposals should include an abstract (max 150 words), a title, description of workshop theme, aim, goals, activities and potential outcomes. Workshop proposals should also include a description of how the workshop will be publicized and a strategy for recruiting and selecting participants. It should specify any audio/visual equipment needed, maximum number of participants, the duration of the workshop (half or full day) and the names and backgrounds of the organizer(s). Please submit a maximum of four pages, using the ACM SIGCHI format for submissions. We encourage topics suitable for developing new ideas and deep discussions. Please send submissions directly to co-chairs at workshops@group2020.org.

Doctoral Colloquium. The Doctoral Colloquium provides a forum for sharing ongoing Ph.D. projects of participants with other advanced Ph.D. students and distinguished faculty for mentoring and feedback. Space is limited, so an application of up to four pages is required, in the ACM standard format. Please contact the workshop co-chairs.

Accepted research papers will be published in a issue of PACM in HCI. Design Fictions, posters, and doctoral consortium extended abstracts will be published in the ACM Press Conference Proceedings and in the ACM digital Library. Accepted Workshop proposals will be published in a paper-based supplement.


Conference Topics: 

● Theoretical and/or conceptual contributions about key concepts relevant to CSCW and HCI, including critique. 

● Social, behavioral, and computational studies of collaboration and communication. 

● Technical architectures supporting collaboration. 

● New tool/toolkits for collaborative technologies. 

● Ethnographic studies of collaborative practices. 

● Coordination and workflow technology. 

● Social computing and contexts of collaboration. 

● Online communities, including issues of privacy, identity, trust, and participation. 

● Cooperative knowledge management. 

● Organizational issues of technology design, use, or adaptation. 

● Strategies for use of technology in business, government, and newer forms of organizations. 

● Emerging technologies and their design, use, or appropriation in work, home, leisure, entertainment, or education. 

● Learning at the workplace (CSCL at work, Technology-Enhanced Learning, TEL). 

● Co-located and geographically-distributed teams, global collaboration. 

● Cultural and cross-cultural collaboration and communication. 

● Mobile and wearable technologies in collaboration. 

● Innovative forms of human computer interaction for cooperative technologies.

 

Other Important Dates

Submission dates for other venues will be announced later. 

 

If you have questions, please contact the conference organizers:

 

Papers Chairs: 

Ingrid Erickson, Syracuse University 

Adriana Vivacqua, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro 

Lars Rune Christensen, IT University of Copenhagen 

papers@group2020.org

 

General Chairs: 

Louise Barkhuus, IT University of Copenhagen 

Lionel Robert, University of Michigan 

chairs@group2020.org 

 

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Student Worker, Student Services Center at Simmons University, Boston, MA

The Student Services Center is currently looking to hire a student worker who has completed at least three (3) credits and plans to graduate no sooner than May 2020. The position requires 15-20 hours per week and pays $13/hour. 

 

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

  • Staffing the SSC desk
  • Answering student/faculty questions in person, by telephone and email
  • Filing and organizing paperwork
  • Working on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Helping with event planning for student association activities throughout the year
  • Organizing and helping with Welcome (orientation) Day
  • Clerical/ administrative work for the Assistant Dean of Academic Support

 

We are looking for a student with:

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

 

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

The deadline to apply is Sunday, February 17, 2019. We look forward to your application!

 

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Bibliographer for African American Art, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, CA

As a part of the Getty Research Institute's (GRI) recently established African American Art History Initiative, the GRI seeks a Collection Development Librarian II to serve as a bibliographer who will assess and expand the Research Library's monograph and serial holdings, focusing particularly, but not exclusively, on the field of African American art history. Reporting to the Chief Librarian, while working within the library's collection development team and in close collaboration with the newly appointed Associate Curator, the bibliographer's work will contribute toward establishing the GRI as a research center for the study of African American Art history.  This is a two-year limited-term position. Read more about this new initiative at the GRI here.

 

Major Job Responsibilities

  • Review existing library collection to assess research strengths and weaknesses in African American art
  • Note lacunae and consider future collecting goals both for antiquarian and newly published material.
  • Consider local, national, and where appropriate, international research libraries already having strengths in the field, including but not limited to the Schomberg Collection (NYPL), etc. and review possibilities for cooperative and/or collaborative approaches to collecting and sharing with other research libraries
  • Recommend specific journal and monographic titles for acquisition.
  • Prepare lists of relevant artists and scholars in the field and the published literature on or by them to add to the library
  • Research dealers and opportunities regarding private scholarly libraries for acquisitions
  • Review existing approval plans for gaps in coverage and make recommendations for improvement, working with other Collection Development Librarians and the Manager of Library Collection Development and Acquisitions. 
  • Work with curator to assess scholarly archives, which may include a variety of materials and formats, as well as on programming as appropriate.
  • May provide reference support and/or conduct research, present, exhibit, and publish in areas of responsibility and expertise. 
  • Handle other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications

  • MLIS or equivalent experience required; BA with an emphasis on African American art history or related field required; advanced degree or significant additional graduate work in a related field strongly preferred (e.g. MA or PhD).
  • 2-3 years' relevant experience, with at least 2 years in library acquisitions or developing library collections in a research environment.
  • Record of research in the field preferred.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Project management skills 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal skills, and attention to detail
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively


To view the full description for this position and apply, please follow this link. 

 

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Science Librarian, Clemson University, Clemson, SC

Clemson University Libraries seek an innovative and collaborative librarian to support education and research in the sciences. The Science Librarian will provide research assistance, instruction, collection development, and outreach services for science and engineering disciplines. This is a 12-month tenure track Faculty position and works under the direction of the Head of Information & Research Services.  


Responsibilities include: 

Research Services

  • Works with the Science Team to support education and research for selected departments in the College of Science; College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sciences; and College of Engineering, Computing, and Applied Sciences. Departmental assignments will be determined with the input of the successful Science Librarian candidate upon hiring. 
  • Provides general reference service (on call and virtual) as well as in-depth research assistance in science and engineering disciplines
  • With other Science Team members, provides support for patents and trademarks, engineering and industry standards, citation management tools, and the SciFinder chemistry database  
  • Works collaboratively across the Libraries to support various initiatives including Open Access, Open Educational Resources, data management services, and digital initiatives
  • Assists researchers with the review of data management plans and development of grant proposals 
  • Engages in professional development such as attending conferences, workshops, and webinars related to job functions

 

Instruction & Outreach

  • Teaches course-related library instruction sessions and designs instructional materials for classes
  • Creates and maintains library research guides (LibGuides) and other instructional tools to help students, faculty, and staff effectively use science and engineering library resources
  • Participates in outreach and instructional activities

 

Collection Development

  • Builds and manages library collections in selected science and engineering disciplines, including updating collection policies, selecting print and electronic materials, and weeding
  • Works with Science Team members to determine shared collection purchases and priorities

 

Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities

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

 

Service

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

 

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited graduate degree in librarianship, or a relevant, accredited graduate degree in another scholarly field as deemed appropriate by the Libraries 
  • Effective interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills  
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a science- or engineering-related field  
  • Familiarity with research in one or more science disciplines
  • Experience designing, teaching, and assessing library instruction
  • Experience selecting and deselecting materials for an academic library collection
  • Demonstrated understanding of the value of diversity and inclusion in the workplace

 

Salary and Benefits 

Faculty rank and competitive salary based on the successful candidate's qualifications and experience. Various medical plans, dental plans, and retirement plans are available. 18 days annual leave, 15 days sick leave, 12 paid holidays, and liberal professional development leave are provided. Library faculty receive an individual stipend for travel or other professional development activity. 

 

Location 

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

 

Application process 

Applicants should electronically submit all applications and related materials via Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/60003. Required materials include a cover letter, professional curriculum vitae, and three (3) confidential letters of recommendation. Review of materials will begin immediately. Applications received by March 1, 2019 will be guaranteed consideration. 

 

Closing Statement

Clemson University is an AAO/EO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, 

sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.

 

Contact 

Jan Comfort, Chair, Science Librarian Search Committee

comforj@clemson.edu

(864) 656-5168

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Multiple Positions, Sno-Isle Libraries, Multiple Locations, 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 **

Applications time out after 30 minutes. It is recommended that you save often, or copy and paste your supplemental question responses from a Word document to ensure no progress is lost.

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.
 

Manager of Community Impact

Location: Service Center (Marysville)
Pay Range: $9,602.67 - $13,542.53 Monthly
Hours per week: 40
Job Requisition: 15678

This position will remain open until sufficient qualified applicants are received. To ensure first consideration, please submit your online application by February 24, 2019.

Sno-Isle Libraries seeks a self-motivated professional, innovative thinker, and strong communicator as the Manager of Community Impact. This position will provide leadership and support to subject matter experts and ensure the success of key library service areas by conducting ongoing strategic planning.

The successful candidate will work with the Manager of Community Libraries to guide, evaluate, and evolve Sno-Isle's library services, ensuring that they keep pace with customer needs and align with the library's purpose and strategic priorities.

Job Summary
Guides and coordinates the development, delivery, and evaluation of library services for all audiences, ensuring that they fulfill Sno-Isle Libraries' purpose, address community goals and needs, reach appropriate audiences, and achieve positive results for customers and for communities.

Essential Functions
In partnership with the Manager of Community Libraries, ensure the effective use of library services to benefit customers and address evolving customer needs by evaluating services thoughtfully and objectively, then introducing, modifying, or discontinuing services as needed and in line with the strategic priorities.

Lead a team of subject matter experts responsible for the success of key library service areas by conducting ongoing strategic planning with appropriate staff and/or library managers. Assist teams to support dynamic change of the organization to stay relevant and aware of organizational opportunities.

Manage the coordination and implementation of special projects which may require cross-functional engagement with key staff across the organization, and/or with external customers, ensuring successful project completion deadlines, as appropriate.

Assure organizational strategy is created in a concise and easy-to-communicate way that the organization can seamlessly translate into action. Ensure coordinated and timely flow of information and communication to key constituencies/customers, cultivating an effective and productive customer-service oriented environment.

Provide effective leadership to strengthen the organization by ensuring Lead Librarians' work is planned with colleagues in community libraries, with colleagues in other departments, and in collaboration with each other. Prioritizes work with strongest community impact by supporting Lead Librarians to identify community needs/expectations through library service, defining the intended results, and identifying the appropriate audience.

Establish and maintains effective lines of communication among internal and external groups.

Ensure that appropriate metrics and evaluation tools are being used to demonstrate the effectiveness and impact of library services, programs and projects.

Provide effective direction to assigned staff to assure the quality and efficiency of public service for the Library District and its customers. Includes interviewing, selecting and training staff; scheduling and assigning staff to tasks and services to assure optimum service levels and use of staff skills and abilities; coaching staff and arranging for or giving continuing training to enhance their capabilities and to enhance the quality of service; applying Library District personnel policies and procedures to such matters as granting and scheduling leave, resolving grievances and discipline matters; and promoting and terminating staff members. Included is a requirement to train and develop assigned managers and supervisors in principles of management and effective supervision and to achieve desired results through their efforts.

 

Librarian - PERS Eligible

Location: Lynnwood
Pay Range: $5,425.33 - $7,486.27 Monthly
Hours per week: 40
Job Requisition: 15662

Closing Date: February 20, 2019.

Job Summary
This position will focus on system initiatives and committee work, information services, collection maintenance, program and service creation, system level support for smaller community libraries and community engagement-- making connections, developing relationships and providing services to support community organizations and promote the library.

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.

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Supervisor - Digital Metadata and Ingest, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

The Northeastern University Library is seeking a dynamic and forward-thinking metadata librarian for the position of Supervisor, Digital Metadata and Ingest. Reporting to the Assistant Head for Resource & Discovery Services, this position supports the organization, discovery, and access to the Library's wealth of digital resources through the production and management of descriptive and authoritative metadata. The incumbent actively collaborates with other units and metadata stakeholders within and outside the library, including Digital Production, Archives, and Digital Scholarship. 


The Library holds an extensive collection of Boston related materials and is embarking on many exciting digital projects including local social justice collections and newspaper archives to support scholarship within the Library's interdisciplinary Boston Research Center and beyond. Bring your metadata expertise and the ability to innovate workflows and solutions to this position, and enhance the usability and discoverability of these and other exciting University collections. 


The Supervisor, Digital Metadata and Ingest is responsible for the creation and maintenance of original technical and descriptive metadata for analog and digital resources in a variety of formats following national and local standards, and the ingest of objects and metadata into the Library's Digital Repository. This position hires, manages, supervises, and trains staff in the Digital Metadata Unit including the Metadata Librarian and Metadata Assistant, and trains and supervises other staff working on digital metadata projects. The Supervisor, Digital Metadata and Ingest is responsible for planning and successfully executing complex metadata projects for departments inside and outside the Library as well as providing advice and metadata assistance to departments embarking on their own digital projects on campus. The incumbent is also responsible for setting daily and longer-term priorities, project planning, and organizing and streamlining collaborative workflows. Strong communication, supervisory, technical and project planning skills, flexibility, and the ability to work comfortably with diverse groups are key. 

 

Qualifications 

  • Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program required. 
  • 3-5 years' professional academic library experience using current metadata structure, content, value, and format/technical standards, and a bibliographic utility. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of established and emerging national and international standards relating to metadata and classification. 
  • Experience with XML, XLST; data transformation/normalization required. Familiarity with XForms, XPath and various programing languages useful. 
  • Experience with AACR2R, RDA, MARC, MODS, Dublin Core, EAD, LSCH, LCC, authority control principles required. Knowledge of BIBFRAME, RDF, and/or Linked Data preferred. 
  • Knowledge of trends and issues in academic libraries, scholarly communications, higher education, publishing, and metadata developments. 
  • Excellent planning, analytical, interpersonal, communication, supervisory, project management, and organizational skills. 
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, with good team-working skills, a strong service orientation, and a demonstrated commitment to staff development and diversity in the workplace. 


To Apply 

For more information about this position and Northeastern University's generous benefits visit, and to apply, visit: https://neu.peopleadmin.com/postings/57496

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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Call for Submissions: North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG) Grants, Awards and Scholarships

The deadline to apply for NASIG's grants, awards and scholarships has been extended to February 13thPlease consider applying and encouraging others to do so.

 

NASIG is pleased to announce the beginning of the application cycle for its 2019 grants, awards, and scholarships to be awarded at the 34rd Annual Conference being held in Pittsburgh, PA. June 5-8, 2018.

 

PROFESSIONAL/PARAPROFESSIONAL AWARDS

Birdie MacLennan Award
An award for a mid-career professional, covering conference registration, three nights lodging, and travel costs within North America.

 

Capstone Award
A $1500 award to recognize a professional who has made significant and distinguished contributions to the field of information resource management.

Diversity and Inclusion Award

An award to further the NASIG mission to increase the diversity of its membership and provide financial support to attend the NASIG annual conference.

 

First-Timer Award
An award for an information resources management professional or paraprofessional who has not attended a NASIG conference, covering costs of registration, three nights lodging, and travel within North America.

 

Horizon Award
Award for a promising new information resources management professional, covering cost of conference registration, three nights lodging, and travel within North America. Recipients will also be invited to serve on a NASIG committee.

 

Marcia Tuttle International Grant
A $3,000 grant for an individual working in the information supply chain to fund appropriate activities in fostering international communication and education.

 

Paraprofessional Specialist Award
Awards for promising paraprofessionals, covering cost of conference registration, three nights lodging, and travel within North America.

 

Rose Robischon Scholarship
A scholarship awarded to an information resource management professional lacking funds for travel. The scholarship covers the cost of conference registration, three nights lodging, and travel within North America.

 

STUDENT AWARDS

John Riddick Student Grant 
Grants for qualifying students to attend the NASIG annual conference, covering cost of registration, three nights lodging, and travel within North America.

 

Fritz Schwartz Education Scholarship
A $3,000 scholarship and conference travel grant for a graduate student demonstrating excellence in scholarship and the potential for accomplishments in an information resource management career.

 

The application deadline for the awards listed above is February 13, 2018. 

 

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Call for Nominations: ALISE Award for Professional Contribution to Library and Information Science Education

Please consider nominating your colleagues for the prestigious ALISE Award for Professional Contribution to Library and Information Science Education

 

It is awarded to an ALISE member for regular and sustained service that promotes and strengthens the broad areas of library and information science education through the holding of appropriate offices and positions within the profession.

 

The deadline for nominations: May 22, 2019

 

Award Criteria: 

  • Candidate must be a member of ALISE
  • Contributions that promote and enhance the status of library/information science education
  • Evidence of leadership and initiative in dealing with issues related to library/information science education

 

Nominations Requirements

  • A nomination letter describing the ways in which the nominee fulfills the award criteria, 
  • Appropriate supporting documentation, e.g., letters of recommendation and/or names of references which address the criteria listed above and provide such evidence, and 
  • A resume of the nominee or a description of his/her appropriate activities and contributions.
  • The Committee may solicit more information, if necessary.

 

Submission Process

All submissions must be entered via the ALISE 2019 submission system at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=alise2019. First-time users will be required to register and create an account. Select the relevant track for your submission: ALISE 2019 Awards. Then select the type of submission: ALISE Award for Professional Contribution.

 

Please see the award page for more information. 

 

Committee members are happy to answer any questions you may possibly have and to advise on the preparation of nomination packages. 

 

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Call for Nominations: 2019 ALISE/Pratt-Severn Faculty Innovation Award

Nominations are now open for the 2019 ALISE/ Pratt-Severn Faculty Innovation Award
Applications due May 22, 2019. 


Established in 1996, the $1,000 cash award (sponsored by Pratt Institute, School of Information, on behalf of the late David Severn, a 1968 Pratt alumnus) is designed to identify innovation by full-time faculty members, or a group of full-time faculty members, in incorporating evolving information technologies in the curricula of accredited master's degree programs in library and information studies.


Award Criteria

  • Any full-time faculty member, or group of full-time faculty members, in a master's degree-granting institution of library and information studies, can be proposed for this award.
  • Any eligible faculty member, or group of full-time members, may propose themselves for this award.
  • Part-time faculty members are not eligible for this award.
  • Entire departments of library and information studies are also not eligible for the award, a smaller group of faculty members must be selected.


Evaluation

Selection shall be made and the ALISE President, the winning faculty member, the Chair of the ALISE Awards and Honors Committee, and the Dean of Pratt Institute, School of Information shall be notified by 80 days before the start of the ALISE annual meeting. Each nomination will be reviewed for its eligibility and assessed using the following criteria:

  • Significance and innovative use of evolving technology
  • Originality of concept
  • Extent of impact on curricula, the University, and/or Society
  • Transferability to programs at other institutions
  • Collaborative technological approaches with other University units


Nominations Requirements

  • A nomination letter (electronically or in hard copy) stating the name(s), address, and academic affiliation(s), and that the nomination is being submitted for the Pratt-Severn Faculty Award.
  • A nomination text of not more than 10 pages explaining what activities the nominee(s) performed that the submitter feels to be innovative in incorporating evolving information technologies in the curricula of accredited master's degree programs in library and information studies. Include appropriate supporting documentation and up to two letters of endorsement.

Text may be uploaded as a PDF. The Committee may solicit more information, if necessary.


Submission Process

All submissions must be entered via the ALISE 2019 submission system at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=alise2019. First-time users will be required to register and create an account. Select the relevant track for your submission: ALISE 2019 Awards. Then select the type of submission: ALISE/Pratt-Severn Faculty Innovation Award.


Committee Membership

Chair
Irene Lopatovka, Pratt Institute - ilopatov@pratt.edu

Members
Colin Rhinesmith, Simmons College 
Timothy Dickey, Kent State University
Sung Un Kim, Catholic University of America
Ana Ndumu, Florida State University

For more information, visit: https://www.alise.org/alise---pratt-severn-faculty-innovation-award.

 

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Call for Nominations: Award for Ongoing Doctoral Dissertation Research in the Philosophy of Information

Nature of the Award

The award shall consist of $1,000, given annually to a graduate student who is working on a dissertation on the philosophy of information (broadly construed). As we see it, the range of philosophical questions relating to information is broad, and approachable through a variety of philosophical traditions (philosophy of mind, logic, philosophy of information so-called, philosophy of science, etc.).

 

Purpose of the Award

The purpose of this award is to encourage and support scholarship in the philosophy of information.

 

Eligibility

 The scholarship recipient must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be an active doctoral student whose primary area of research is directly philosophical, whether the institutional setting is philosophy or another discipline; that is to say, the mode of dissertation research must be philosophical as opposed to empirical or literary study;
  • Have completed all course work; and
  • Have had a dissertation proposal accepted by the institution.

 

Recipients may receive the award not more than once.

 

Administration

The Litwin Books Award for Ongoing Doctoral Dissertation Research in the Philosophy of Information is sponsored and administered by Litwin Books, LLC, an independent scholarly publisher.

 

Nominations

Nominations should be submitted via email by June 1, to award@litwinbooks.com.

The submission package should include the following:

  • The accepted dissertation proposal
  • A description of the work done to date
  • A letter of recommendation from a dissertation committee member
  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae with current contact information

 

Selection of the Awardee

Submissions will be judged on merit with emphasis on the following:

  • Clarity of thought
  • Originality
  • Relevance to our time
  • Evidence of good progress toward completion.

 

Notification

The winner and any honorable mentions will be notified via letter by July 1.

 

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Collection Development Librarian, Tufts University, Medford, MA

Position Title:  Collection Development Librarian (Assistant/Associate Librarian) Tisch Library, Tufts University - Job ID: 19001108

 

Description

Are you passionate about collections and using your analytical skills to help shape collection management for a student-centered research university? Tisch Library could be the place for you! Tisch Library at Tufts University is looking for an innovative, service-oriented Collection Development Librarian to provide leadership and oversight of Tisch Library collections and work collaboratively with library liaisons to manage collection responsibilities.  Reporting to the Assistant Director, Resource Management and Repository Services, you will manage the materials budget and collaborate with other Tufts libraries on the development of shared collections. You will provide expert advice regarding collections, scholarly communication and shared library initiatives to inform and support Tisch Library collection development strategy.

 

Responsibilities include developing collections budgets and budget projections, negotiating vendor contracts, managing print retention, weeding and storage projects, and providing data analysis to improve understanding of usage, return on investment, and decision making around content selection and renewals.  

 

Tisch Library supports Tufts' School of Arts & Sciences and the School of Engineering.  The Resource Management and Repository Services Department provides support for the creation, management, and preservation of scholarship.  The department cultivates teamwork and collaborative relationships within and outside Tisch Library to provide high-quality resources and services for our users. Tisch Library is on the Medford/Somerville campus, just outside Cambridge, MA and with proximity to all that the Boston Metro area has to offer.


The full job description is available online at: http://tufts.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=19001108&lang=en#.XFReThgjZZM.mailto

Follow the directions to submit your CV/resume and cover letter online.  Tufts University is an AA/EO employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds.  Please see the Tufts University non-discrimination statement.

 

 

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Call for Papers: ALISE/Bohdan S. Wynar Research Paper Competition

The ALISE/Bohdan S. Wynar Research Paper Competition is accepting submissions! Research papers concerning any aspect of library and information science are eligible. This competition is not limited to research regarding LIS education. Any research methodology is acceptable. Up to two winning papers may be selected. The winner(s) of the award will be honored at the 2019 ALISE Annual Conference and will be expected to present a summary of their paper at that event. The award does not include an honorarium.

 

The award honors Dr. Bohdan Stephan Wynar (1926-2013), a world-renowned scholar, author, professor, dean, and publisher. Born in Lviv, Ukraine, he received his Doctorate in Economics in Munich, Germany in 1950. Forced to flee his native country in 1944, Wynar emigrated to the U.S., living in Ohio and then Colorado where he earned an MA in Library Science from University of Denver in 1958. He became professor and from 1966-1969 Dean of the School of Library Science, SUNY Geneseo, and in 1964, started his own publishing company under the name of Libraries Unlimited. He co-edited the Dictionary of American Library Biography (DALB, 1978), among many other books.

 

More information and submission form is available on the ALISE website: https://www.alise.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=504

 

Deadline for submissions: May 22, 2019

 

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E-Resource Support Specialist (Library Assistant VII), Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

The Information and Technical Services Department at Harvard Library seeks a E-Resource Support Specialist.

This department actively supports the teaching and research mission of the Harvard Library by managing monograph, serial and e-resource acquisitions, metadata creation, and metadata management.

As a member of the Electronic Resources unit within the Electronic Resources and Serials Section, under the supervision of the Manager, E-Resources, the incumbent provides timely access to Harvard Library collections by participating in activities related to acquisitions, licensing, and implementation of networked electronic resources.

Priorities will be set to maximize contributions to the overall goals of the Information and Technical Services Department of the Harvard Library. Due to the varied nature and volume of the work in ITS, all ITS staff may be called upon to contribute to work in any unit or team of the ITS department, as organizational needs warrant.


To view a full description of this position and apply, please click on the this link. (REQ ID 4801BR)

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Call for Proposals: ALISE Annual 2019 - Archives / Preservation Education Special Interest Group (SIG)

The ALISE Archival / Preservation Education Special Interest Group (SIG) seeks proposals for contributions to a session to be presented at the 2019 ALISE Conference (September 24-26, 2019 in Knoxville, TN).


The Archival / Preservation Education SIG session will engage with ongoing developments in teaching preservation and archival studies at the master's, doctoral, or undergraduate levels, and in F2F and online settings, reflecting the conference theme "Exploring Learning in a Global Information Context." Individual presentations may focus on innovative classroom pedagogy, community archives engagement, student research, and/or practical experience working with archival collections.


Abstracts should be no more than 250 words, excluding any references. Include contact information for all authors/presenters, a title, keywords, and abstract. Presenters are expected to register for ALISE 2019, and will be notified by May 20. Submit your queries and abstracts to SIG convener Sarah Buchanan (buchanans@missouri.edu) by Friday, February 22, 2019.

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Call for Nominations: LITA / Ex Libris Student Writing Award

The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is pleased to offer an award for the best unpublished manuscript submitted by a student or students enrolled in an ALA-accredited graduate program. Sponsored by LITA and Ex Libris, the award consists of $1,000, publication in LITA's refereed journal, Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL), and a certificate. The deadline for submission of the manuscript is February 28, 2019.


The purpose of the award is to recognize superior student writing and to enhance the professional development of students. The manuscript can be written on any aspect of libraries and information technology. Examples include, but are not limited to, digital libraries, metadata, authorization and authentication, electronic journals and publishing, open source software, distributed systems and networks, computer security, intellectual property rights, technical standards, online catalogs, and universal access to technology.


To be eligible, applicants must be enrolled in an ALA-accredited program in library and information studies at the masters or PhD level, follow the detailed guidelines, and fill out the application form (PDF). Send the signed, completed forms electronically no later than February 28, 2019, to the Award Committee Chair, Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe at lisalibrarian@gmail.com


The award will be presented at the LITA President's Program during the 2019 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.

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Call for Proposals: ALISE Annual 2019 - Information Policy Special Interest Group (SIG)

The ALISE Information Policy Special Interest Group (SIG) seeks proposals for contributions to a panel to be presented at the 2019 ALISE Conference (September 24-26, 2019 in Knoxville, TN).

Presentation topics on learning- or education-related information policy issues are welcome, including (but not limited to) privacy, net neutrality, broadband, digital divides, social media, big data, and technology in online courses. Proposals that support the conference theme "Exploring Learning in a Global Information Context" will be given preference (see https://ali.memberclicks.net/2019-conference for more information).

Proposals should be emailed to SIG co-conveners Nicole Alemanne (ndalemanne@valdosta.edu) and Jenna Kammer (jkammer@ucmo.edu) by March 1, 2019. Include the following in your email:

  • A title for your presentation
  • Names, affiliations, and email addresses of all authors
  • An abstract of 500 words (excluding references)

All panel presenters are required to register for the ALISE 2019 conference.

Please direct questions to the SIG co-conveners.

 

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Call for Submissions: 2019 ALISE Research Grant Competition

2019 ALISE Research Grant Competition

ALISE Annual Conference

September 24-26, 2019 | Knoxville, Tennessee

 

Submissions due March 22, 2019

Dear ALISE Members:

Please consider submitting a research grant for the ALISE Research Grant Competition.

The ALISE Research Grant Program Competition awards one or more grants totaling up to $5,000 to support research broadly related to education for library and information science. The Research Grant Award cannot be used to support a doctoral dissertation.

 

Submission Requirements:

Proposals may not exceed 20 double-spaced pages, excluding CVs. If necessary, supporting information may be included in an appendix. Proposals must include the following information to be considered in the competition:

  • Abstract of the project (not longer than 200 words)
  • Problem statement and literature review (including justification and need for the research)
  • Project objectives
  • Project description
  • Research design, methodology, and analysis techniques (including schedule for competition)
  • Detailed budget (including institutional or departmental contributions, if any)
  • Expected benefits and impact of the research
  • Vita(e) of project investigator(s) may be appended
  • Budget: Staff training, general operating or overhead expenses, and other indirect costs are not funded

 

Submission Process:

All submissions must be entered via the ALISE 2019 submission system at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=alise2019. First-time users will be required to register and create an account. Select the relevant track for your submission: ALISE 2019 Research Competitions. Then select the type of submission: ALISE Research Grant Competition.

For more information, please visit: https://ali.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=491  

 

Chair

Miriam Sweeney, University of Alabama -  mesweeney1@ua.edu

Members

Jane Zhang, Catholic University of America 
John D'Ignazio, University of Syracuse
Melissa Gross, Florida State University 
Michael Widdersheim, Emporia State University

 

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Project Manager for Community Archiving Grant, University of Massachusetts - Boston, Boston, MA

The University Archives and Special Collections department in the Joseph P. Healey Library at the University of Massachusetts Boston received a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from the Institute of Museum and Library Services for a two-year project to develop a platform to guide libraries of all kinds through the process of planning event-based participatory archiving programs with the communities they serve.

The interactive online guide will help libraries implement standards- and community-based participatory archiving programs and will be flexible enough to allow libraries to enter at their current point of need, helping them navigate the complexities of community partnerships, digitization event planning, and long-term digital preservation and access to support the vital work of documenting their communities' cultural heritage.

 For this project, the Healey Library at UMass Boston will collaborate with a team of experts and library- and community-based partners to design and develop the guide and accompanying resources, which will close identified gaps in local communities' knowledge and practices related to metadata, community outreach, digital archives, digital preservation, and participatory archiving.



University Archives and Special Collections in the Healey Library at UMass Boston is hiring a Project Manager to coordinate all aspects of the development of the Participatory Archiving Roadmap, and reports to the Project Director. This is a two-year, full-time benefited position.

The successful candidate will lead the collaborative process of identifying knowledge and practice gaps and developing this important resource, working directly with core project team members, national community partners, and others to ensure that we adhere to grant project goals and meet project deliverables.

The Project Manager will report to the Project Director and will coordinate with Healey Library departments as appropriate to ensure all aspects of the multi-faceted project are compatible and are successfully executed in a timely manner.

 

We are looking for a highly organized individual with excellent communication skills who has experience in collaborative community work. The ideal candidate will have previous experience supervising and delegating tasks to 2 or more people and in managing projects in cultural institutions and/or in academic settings. Candidates who enjoy working with other professionals engaged in community-focused library work are encouraged to apply.



 Major responsibilities:

  • Lead and coordinate activities of core project team members through all phases of the grant project, including coordinating meetings, preparing agendas, leading workshops, and focus groups.
  • Maintain regular, informative and productive communications among core project team, advisors, community partners and university stakeholders
  • Develop survey instruments, in collaboration with identified local and national community partners, to solicit both structured and informal feedback on grant project activities.
  • Supervise a project-funded Instructional Designer who will develop key project deliverables.
  • Track grant project performance, specifically to ensure the successful, on-time completion of short- and long-term goals as identified and outlined by the Project Director and by Healey Library administration.
  • Prepare regular reports including grant-required reports on project progress

 Skills and Experience:

  • Previous experience managing medium- to large-scale projects
  • Excellent critical thinking, problem solving, and time management skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to build strong networks with external constituencies
  • Superb analytical skills, as applied to both historical content and organizational process
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively
  • Demonstrated experience with successfully employing project management techniques and tools
  • Experience assisting with the development of survey instruments
  • Proficient, working knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Microsoft Excel
  • Strong planning and organizational skills with ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Proven ability to work independently while exercising good judgment in seeking appropriate guidance
  • Detail oriented
  • Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree preferred.  



For more information please contact Carolyn Goldstein at
carolyn.goldstein@umb.edu.

 

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Save the Date: 13th Annual Digital Commonwealth Conference

The Digital Commonwealth Conference Committee invites you to register for its 13th Annual Conference, centered around the theme of "Responsibilities in the Digital Age"

When: Tuesday April 9th, 2019.

Where: Hogan Center, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA 

 

Register online for the conference here.

 

The keynote speaker is Peter Hirtle, Alumni Fellow of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, who will speak on "Learning to Live with the Legal Risks of Digital Collections".

An annual update on the Digital Commonwealth Collection's Wooden Anniversary will be given during lunch by Eben English, Digital Repository Services Manager at the Boston Public Library.

 

Find more information on the keynote speakers and their presentations here.

Nine other speakers in three parallel break out sessions will address varying topics centered around the overall theme, including: 

  • Building a Community-Based Digital Archive: The Trials, Tribulations, and Thrills of LBGTQintheWoo.org
  • Caring for Your Distant Researcher: Establishing Connection and Trust in the Digital Age
  • Copyright and Intellectual Property Law: Q&A with An Expert
  • Hyperlocal Histories and Digital Storytelling: Encouraging Creative, Collaborative, and Responsible Uses of Digital Collections
  • Modeling and Viewing Three-Dimensional Artwork
  • North Andover High School History Learning Lab: Our Mission and Our Digital Responsibility
  • Rights Statements as Essential Practice
  • Visualizing W. E. B. Du Bois: Bringing Archives into the Digital Age
  • Words with Friends: Digital Preservation Peer Assessment

Find more information on the breakout session speakers and their presentations here.

 

Early registration (through March 14, 2019) is $110 (members), $145 (non-members).

After March 14, 2019, registration is $125 (members), $160 (non-members).

 

Digital Commonwealth will once again be offering 5 complimentary student registrations on a first-come first-served basis.  To qualify for one of these registrations, you must meet all of the following criteria:

a) Be a full time undergraduate or graduate student in a program relating to libraries and/or archives 

b) Be enrolled in two or more classes for the current semester 

c) Agree to write a blog post entry on the conference

 

Once the 5 complimentary registrations have been taken, a discounted registration of $50 will be available for other students who fulfill criteria a) and b) above.

 

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Lower School Librarian, Brimmer and May School, Chestnut Hill, MA

Brimmer and May School seeks a collaborative, dynamic and innovative librarian for the Lower School (grades PK-5) to support the school in its mission of developing "informed, engaged, and ethical citizens and leaders for the global community." This librarian will fulfill a variety of roles to ensure that students are effectively accessing and using information and technology, and serve as director of the Design Lab in the library. The position to reports to the Director of Libraries and the Lower School Head.

 

Research Instruction Expert

  • Foster collaboration with teachers to instruct students in all matters related to research and inquiry, citation, information gathering, evaluation, and synthesis.
  • Integrate the Brimmer and May Research Scope and Sequence into instruction. Resource and Literature Guide
  • Have a passion for and current knowledge of children's literature and be able to inspire that in others.
  • Demonstrated experience building and navigating a library collection consisting of up to date digital and print resources.
  • Enthusiasm for the curation and teaching of digital resources.
  • Have a thorough understanding of library management. Technical and Pedagogical expertise:
  • Lead, model, and coach the use of effectively integrated technology skills in a 1:1 iPad environment.
  • Internal consultant for curriculum planning and instruction as pertains to information literacy and technology, provide back up technical support to teachers when possible.
  • Comfort with and enthusiasm for the maker movement and vision to incorporate it into the curriculum, serve as 3D printer support person.

Team Player:

  • Strong ability to communicate and work collaboratively with faculty, students, parent volunteers, administrators, library director, technology department, and other leaders of the Design Lab.
  • Keen problem solving skills and creativity, willingness to try new things.
  • Ability to coordinate the Design Lab space and materials, collaborate with teachers who use it, and facilitate communication for the space. 


 

Qualifications:

  • Masters in Library Science or equivalent.
  • Prior experience facilitating makerspace activities and/or professional development focused on the maker movement preferred.


Please send resume and cover letter to Megan Dolan, Director of Libraries, at MDolan@brimmer.org.

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(2) Presidential Records Processing Interns, Williams College, Williamstown, MA

The Williams Department of Special Collections welcomes applications from current graduate students in library science, information studies, preservation, archives or a related program for two summer internship positions in archival processing. This is a full-time (37.5 hrs. /week), eight-week, temporary position beginning June 2019. Reporting to the Records Manager, the intern will process portions of the Williams College Office of the President Record Group.

 

Williams continues to transform its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and nationality. We seek candidates who are excited to work in a college library in which students are broadly diverse with regard to gender and gender identity, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. Please highlight relevant experience building diverse collections and working with diverse communities.

 

We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community and strongly encourage candidates from underrepresented groups to apply.

 

Responsibilities

  • Apply archival principles to rehouse and arrange portions of the Williams College Office of the President Record Group.
  • Apply archival standards (including EAD and DACS) and tools (including ArchivesSpace) to describe portions of the Records.
  • Publicize the Records using social media outlets.

 

Qualifications

  •  Applicants must be current graduate students in good standing in a library science, information studies, preservation, archives or related program.
  • Applicants must have completed at least three courses in archives, preservation, or a related program before the start date of the internship.

 

Review of applications will begin March 1, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.

 

In addition to discussing your qualifications for the position in your cover letter, please address how your education and commitment to diversity has prepared you for this position. Specify which archives-related courses you have completed.

 

On campus housing and meal plans are available.

 

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

 

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

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Call for Proposals: Telecommunications Policy Research Conference (TPRC) 2019

TPRC is an annual cross-disciplinary conference on communications, information, and Internet policy that convenes researchers and policymakers from law, economics, engineering, computer science, public policy and related fields working in academia, industry, government, and nonprofit organizations around the world. 

TPRC is seeking submissions for its 47th conference, including papers, posters, panels, a Student Paper Competition, the Graduate Student Consortium, and the Charles Benton Early Career Scholar Award.

Proposals can be submitted at https://www.tprcweb.com/through March 15 (proposals for student tracks are due April 30).

 

Papers & Posters: Submit an abstract of research in progress or recently completed and present the completed paper in a conference session or as a poster.  The presentation format is best for work that has been completed, whereas posters are ideal for feedback on work-in-progress and completed work where detailed feedback and engagement is desired.  Posters will be prominently displayed and provide an opportunity to discuss your research in detail with conference attendees. 

 

Panels: Propose a panel discussion of a relevant topic. If your proposal is selected, you will be asked to organize the panel. Panel specific information can be found here.

 

Student Paper Competition and Graduate Student Consortium: In addition to the regular conference proposals, students may also submit papers to the student paper contest and/or participate in the Graduate Student Consortium (GSC). The Student Paper Contest winners receive cash prizes, and GSC participants receive unique mentorship and networking opportunities. Both receive complimentary registration in TPRC47. Mentors are also sought for the GSC. Student program specific information can be found here.

 

Important Dates

  • Submission of papers, posters, and panel ideas: from February 15 through March 15
  • Submission of GSC and Student Paper Contest entries:  April 30
  • Notice of decisions to the submitting author: May 31
  • Final, complete papers for presentation: July 26

 

Topic Areas

We will consider proposals on the following and related topics. The program committee encourages submissions from diverse organizations, disciplines, approaches, and geographies.

  • Broadband technologies, deployment, adoption, and regulation 
  • Wireless policy (e.g., auctions, 5G, Radio spectrum, WRC-19)
  • Media, content, and online platforms and their regulation 
  • Internet governance
  • Privacy, information security, cybersecurity, data protection, and surveillance
  • Innovation policy and intellectual property (copyright, trademark and patent)
  • Emerging technologies (e.g., AI, facial & biometric recognition, etc) and their social, economic, and policy implications
  • Data science, data-driven and evidence-based policy making, economics, and policy/program analysis
  • Competition and antitrust analysis and policy
  • User and consumer behavior in communications and media
  • International communications and developing countries
  • International dimensions of technology policy: trade, geopolitics localization
  • Gender and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)

 

Papers and Posters

Paper sessions generally include three presentations of selected papers, grouped by common topic, with a moderator. Presentations are 20 minutes, followed by a 10-minute discussion period.

In the poster session, participants display materials that highlight their research and discuss such research with conference attendees. Posters should display the question, hypothesis, data, and results. 

Proposals (abstracts) must be submitted at https://www.tprcweb.com/by March 15.

 

Guidelines

TPRC will not accept papers previously accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal or conference proceeding, in a law review, or as a chapter in a published book. 

An author may present only one paper or poster at the conference, although may be a coauthor on multiple papers or posters. An author may submit multiple abstracts for consideration, but at most one will be accepted. 

Papers not submitted in final form by July 26 will be removed from the program. 

TPRC is a research conference; therefore, any paper or proposal must meet academic standards of research. 

 

Proposal Criteria:

Proposals are an abstract of the research. Abstracts should:

  • Convey the paper's contributions. This includes explanations of
    • The objective(s) of the paper, relevant field(s) of research, and topic
    • The methods and data, if relevant (empirical methods are not required);
    • Why the research is novel and relevant to contemporary communications policy; and
    • Results or conclusions if available.
      • Be 500 words or less.
      • Not include author's name or other identifying information.

Review Process:

All abstracts will be evaluated through double-blind peer review and assessed on the merits of the proposed contribution. Each submission will be reviewed by three or four members of the TPRC Program Committee. The chair of the Program Committee is ultimately responsible for final decisions, which are made in consultation with the committee. The Program Committee aspires to provide written feedback to submitters along with notifications.

 

Important Dates

  • Submission of Abstracts: from February 15 through March 15
  • Notice of decisions: May 31
  • Final accepted papers in full form: July 26
  • Posters: September 20 

 

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Lecturer, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia

UBC iSchool invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position commencing July 1, 2019. We expect to fill the position for an initial term of three years with a probationary first year. Lecturer positions are appointments without review (i.e., non-tenure track), renewable for successive terms, subject to availability of funding and demonstration of excellence in teaching, in accordance with the Collective Agreement between UBC and the UBC Faculty Association. Applicants are expected to hold a Ph.D. (or to have successfully defended prior to the start date of the appointment). Exceptional candidates with a Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) and substantial professional experience will be considered without a PhD.


Individuals with the knowledge and experience necessary to teach in the following areas are invited to apply:

  • Librarianship
    • Public libraries
    • Academic libraries
    • Management of information organizations
    • Library services.

Candidates are expected to have:

  • A demonstrated record of excellence in teaching
  • Knowledge of curriculum design and experience with course development
  • The ability to support a positive, diverse and inclusive learning environment
  • Experience working in collaborative, multidisciplinary work/learning environments;
  • Demonstrated capacity for professional and/or academic service and administrative work.


A full-time Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts is responsible for the equivalent of 24 teaching credits (i.e., eight 3-credit courses) and service assignments. In cases where an extraordinary level of additional administrative or service responsibilities are assigned, a 3-credit teaching reduction may be granted. Additional service responsibilities may include curriculum development, student advising, and community outreach. These positions are subject to final budgetary approval.

UBC iSchool is ranked 1st in Canada and 4th in the world in the field of information management. The School offers a Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS), Master of Archival Studies (MAS), a joint MAS/MLIS, a multidisciplinary Master of Arts in Children's Literature (MACL), and a doctorate in library, archival and information studies leading to the awarding of a Ph.D. The School also offers courses at the undergraduate level in the Bachelor of Media Studies Program. Further information about the School can be found online.


Applications are to be submitted through the UBC Faculty Careers website (Job ID: 32626) by March 4. Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents in the order listed:

  • A letter of application stating the candidate's qualifications for the position;
  • A current curriculum vitae;
  • A teaching portfolio including a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness; and
  • A one-page statement about experience working with a diverse student body and your contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion.


Application deadline: March 4, 2019.

View the job posting as a PDF.


Applicants are required to arrange for three (3) signed, confidential letters of reference to be forwarded by March 11 by email to ischool.recruit@ubc.ca. Enquiries may be addressed to Dr. Heather O'Brien, Chair of the Lecturer Search Committee (h.obrien@ubc.ca).

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Call for Juried Panels: ALISE Annual 2019

Call for Juried Panels

Deadline: March 15, 2019 

Notification of Acceptance: May 15, 2019

 

Submissions are encouraged for Juried Panels for the 2019 ALISE Annual Conference, "Exploring learning in a global information context." This conference welcomes contributions that explore how LIS schools in various parts of the world respond to the growing career opportunities in the information professions by developing curricula, programs, and research activities that address global LIS education issue.  

 

A panel must have a clear focus explicitly related to the conference theme. Panels should be designed to foster interaction between panelists and audience members. Innovative panel formats are encouraged. Panel presentations will be scheduled in 90-minute blocks.  Submission Requirements/Instructions: All submissions must be entered into the ALISE 2019 Submission System at www.conftool.pro/alise2019. First-time users will be required to register and create an account. When making a submission, be prepared to provide the following information: 

 

  • Type of Submission (Juried Paper, Juried Panel, SIG Submission, Works in Progress Poster, Doctoral Student Poster) 
  • First and Last (Family) name of all authors  
  • Email address for all authors ·Institution/Organization name of each author 
  • Title of Presentation ·Full abstract (this can be copied and pasted into the system) ·Short abstract (50-100 word summary of the work for potential use on website and in conference publications) 
  • Keyword(s)

 

Application Instructions:

Please complete page 1 of the submission form, then click on "Proceed" in the lower left corner. On page 2 of the submission form, you will be able to review what you entered on the previous page and can upload a file containing your contribution (this is optional and uploading a file will not increase or decrease chances of acceptance). If you are satisfied with your submission, please click on "Upload File (optional) and Complete Submission." If you wish to save your work and add a file later, click on "Save Submission."  Please note: By submitting your juried panel, you agree to publish the submission, if accepted, in the ALISE Conference Proceedings in the online repository IDEALS (https://www.ideals.illinois.edu/). Authors will retain the rights to their published work. 
Authors whose panels are accepted are required to register for, attend and present the work at the ALISE 2019 Conference in Knoxville, Tennessee, September 24-26, 2019.  Failure to do so will result in removal of the panel from the proceedings. 


Evaluation Criteria: Abstracts will be evaluated by the Juried Panels Committee according to the following criteria:

  • Congruence with the conference theme
  • Relevance to current and emerging issues in LIS education
  • Qualifications of the proposed presenters
  • Appropriateness of the panel format; innovation is encouraged
  • Opportunity for audience interaction

Conference presentation time slots will be published online and in the conference program.  

 

Questions? Please direct questions regarding the 2019 Call for Juried Panels to the co-chairs: Kyle M. L. Jones Indiana University-Indianapolis (IUPUI) kmlj@iupui.edu  Linda Lillard Clarion University llillard@clarion.edu

 

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Call for Proposals: ALISE Annual 2019 - Works in Progress Showcase

Call for Works in Progress Showcase
Submission Deadline: May 15, 2019
Notification of Acceptance: June 15, 2019

Attendees of the conference at any stage of their career are invited to share current research and research-in-progress through posters presented at the Works in Progress Showcase.

A poster for the works-in-progress showcase should explicate the process of your research project or agenda. You may wish to highlight the particularly difficult, complex, or otherwise thorny aspects of your work. All approaches are welcomed, including any mix of qualitative, quantitative, mixed-methods, action, participatory, evaluation, design, development, or other methods. Participants will receive feedback in an informal setting, creating an excellent opportunity to identify collaborators and obtain feedback that may enrich research. It may also facilitate collaboration and development of new educational initiatives.

The posters for the Works in Progress Showcase are neither refereed nor judged. Space is limited, however, and acceptance will be based on space availability with priority given to posters that align with the conference theme, "Exploring Learning in a Global Information Context."

Submission Requirements/Instructions:
All submissions must be entered via the ALISE 2019 submission system at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=alise2019. First-time users will be required to register and create an account. Select the relevant track for your submission: ALISE 2019.

When preparing a submission, be ready to provide the following information:
• Type of submission (Juried Paper, Juried Panel, SIG Submission, Works in Progress Poster, Doctoral Student Poster)
• Address for correspondence
• First and last (family) name of all authors
• Email address(es) for all authors
• Institution/organization name of each author
• Title of Poster
• In the "Abstract" field, enter your project description (this can be copied and pasted into the system). You are limited to 250 words.
• Keyword(s)

Select submit once all data has been entered into the submission form.

Please note: By submitting your Works in Progress Poster, you agree to publish the submission, if accepted, in the ALISE Conference Proceedings in the online repository IDEALS (https://www.ideals.illinois.edu/). Authors will retain the rights to their published work.

Authors whose posters are accepted are required to register for, attend and present the work at the ALISE 2019 Conference in Knoxville, Tennessee, September 24-26, 2019. Failure to do so will result in removal of the poster from the proceedings.

Eligibility:
All conference attendees are welcome to submit posters of their work in progress. Doctoral students may not submit the same research presented in the doctoral student research competition.

Deadline for submissions is May 15, 2019.

Questions?
Please direct questions regarding the 2019 Call for Works in Progress Showcase to the committee co-chairs:

Matthew Griffis
University of Southern Mississippi
matthew.griffis@usm.edu

Beth St. Jean
University of Maryland
bstjean@umd.edu

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Curator of Manuscript Collections, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC

Position Number: 003219

Functional Title: Curator of Manuscript Collections

Position Type: Tenure Stream 

 

University Information

UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a higher-research activity university as classified by the Carnegie Foundation. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC system institutions, UNCG is one of the most diverse universities in the state with nearly 20,000 students and over 2,700 faculty and staff members representing more than 90 nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 100 areas of study, as well as 74 master's and 32 doctoral programs, UNCG is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit uncg.edu and follow UNCG on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

 

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit

A wide range of student and faculty-centered services are the cornerstone of the UNC Greensboro University Libraries' integral role in the community. As an essential component of education and research at UNC Greensboro, University Libraries offer access to more than four million print and digital items along with innovative programs, support services and expert personnel to assist patrons in achieving their academic and scholarly goals. For additional information, please visit library.uncg.edu.

 

Position Summary

The University Libraries at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro seeks a dynamic, innovative, and collaborative professional for the position of Manuscript Archivist. Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) and working with the department's staff, the Manuscript Archivist will develop new collecting areas and initiatives, strengthen existing collections, and provide information and research expertise to faculty, students, and visiting researchers. Specifically, the Manuscript Archivist will lead in efforts to grow and promote manuscript collections for SCUA.

The Manuscript Archivist will work with a highly collaborative team of five librarians and seven paraprofessionals who have built a successful program of collecting, outreach, and instruction. This individual will contribute to the development of projects, programs, and relationships that will promote the collections and services of the Special Collections and University Archives department as well as the University Libraries. It is a twelve-month tenure track faculty position. Demonstrated professional achievement, service, and scholarly activity are required for reappointment and tenure.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Oversees the appraisal and acquisition of materials and creates accession records for the department's manuscript holdings in ArchivesSpace.
  • Administers the arrangement and description of the department's manuscript collections and the creation of finding aids in ArchivesSpace.
  • Manages manuscript collections (analog and digital) to ensure long-term accessibility and preservation for research, instruction, and outreach initiatives.
  • Promotes the use of manuscript holdings in teaching through participation in the department's program of instructional sessions and workshops.
  • Engages with university faculty to discover, develop, and highlight manuscript collections in support of ongoing research, teaching, and scholarship.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree from an ALA-Accredited program in library and information science.
  • Minimum of two years of experience implementing best practices and standards in archival arrangement and description.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices in the appraisal, acquisition, description, preservation, and delivery of manuscript materials.
  • Experience with archival content management systems, such as ArchivesSpace, Archivists' Toolkit, or Archon.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to speak to a wide range of audiences, such as faculty, students, donors, development staff, alumni, and the general public.
  • Ability to effectively perform in a collaborative setting utilizing strong organizational and project management skills.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the best practices of collection development.
  • Ability to teach instructional sessions that focus on research methods and primary source literacy.
  • Experience in grant writing and donor development.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to work with a wide range of collections materials; these include: paper, photographs, audio recordings, artifacts, and born-digital records.
  • Experience in supervising staff, student workers, or volunteers.

 

Salary and Benefits:

This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure track position. The salary for the position is competitive and is contingent upon the qualifications and experience of the candidate. Standard benefits include state or optional (including TIAA-CREF) retirement plans, state health plan and 24 vacation days per year.


Application Procedures:

To view the full description and apply, please follow this link.

Upload an application letter addressing qualifications, along with a current curriculum vita and the names of three recent professional references.

Preference will be given to applications received by January 28, 2019. The position will remain open until filled. The start date is negotiable.

UNCG has a strong commitment to serve its highly diverse community. As such, UNCG welcomes applications from women, underrepresented racial/ethnic minority group members, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups and others who would enrich the University's mission.  UNCG is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Head of Technical Services, Lucius Beebe Memorial Library, Wakefield, MA

Job Title:  Head of Technical Services, Full Time.  

 

Duties/Description:  A retirement this spring provides an exceptional opportunity to work and grow at Wakefield's public library. Position encompasses all aspects of technical services including:

  • Acquisitions, cataloging, and processing
  • Administration of the library's computer network that includes Evergreen ILS
  • Serials collection development and management
  • As Department Head, structure and supervise work of technical services staff
  • Coordinate with librarians on public and staff tech training and needs
  • Work with administration to develop services and appropriate budgets

 

You will inherit a robust system and have the opportunity to bring it into the future, with the prospect of shapingour forthcoming Technology Training Lab. 

 

Qualifications:  MLS or MLS candidate. Strong interest and demonstrable skills in technology and instruction. A successful candidate will bring to the job a curious mind, a sense of humor, and patience.

 

Salary:  $968.21 - $1,122.60/week, on a seven-step scale, based on education and experience.

Hours: 35.5 hours per week, including evenings, Saturdays, and Sundays.  

Start date: May 28, 2019

Closing Date: open until filled

 

To Apply:  Send your resume and letter of application to 

Jaclyn Powers, Assistant Director

powers@noblenet.org

Beebe Library

345 Main St.

Wakefield, MA 01880

 

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Call for Proposals: ALISE Annual 2019 - Information Ethics Special Interest Group (SIG)

ALISE Annual Conference

September 24-26, 2019

Knoxville, Tennessee

 

Call for Proposals on the Topic: More Data, More Problems: Strategically Addressing Data Ethics Issues in Library and Information Science Education

 

Description

Library and information science schools are revising undergraduate and graduate curricula and individual courses to prepare students for data-centric careers, as well as to participate in a data-driven society. To meet these new challenges programs are developing courses on, among other things, data curation, analytics, visualization, algorithm design, and artificial intelligence. While such changes reflect new workforce and society needs, it remains to be seen whether or not such efforts adequately address the very real and serious ethics issues associated with related data practices (e.g., privacy, bias, fairness and justice). Some questions include:

    • Do programs need to reconsider the role of and learning outcomes related to data and information ethics in the curriculum?
    • What structural, organizational, and political issues emerge when attempting to embed data ethics into curricular designs?
    • How can instructors for whom data ethics is an unfamiliar area successfully address related issues in technical courses?
    • Can library and information science schools collaborate with their computer science peers to develop value-sensitive courses?

The ALISE Information Ethics SIG invites presentation proposals that tightly link data ethics to pedagogy, instructional design, curriculum design, and learning opportunities. The SIG especially encourages proposals that will provide session attendees with 1) actual strategies and/or resources for addressing data ethics in courses outside of information ethics and/or 2) opportunities to develop collaborations regarding data ethics education.

 

How To Submit an Abstract

Please submit a 500-word abstract via email to the SIG convener, Kyle Jones (kmlj@iupui.edu OR kylejones@thecorkboard.org), by February 28, 2019. The abstract should include:

    1. A title for your presentation
    2. Presenter name(s) and affiliation(s)
    3. A topic narrative
    4. And three knowledge and/or skill outcomes attendees will learn by the end of your talk

 

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Library Supervisor, Longview Public Library, Longview, TX

Job Type: Full-Time

Department: Community Services

Job Number: 2018-072

Location: Longview, TX

 

Description

Plans, coordinates, and supervises assigned operations of the Longview Public Library; oversees and participates in the delivery of library programs and services to patrons; coordinates the maintenance and development of assigned collections; responds to patron inquiries and concerns; represents and promotes the Library within the community; and supervises assigned personnel.

 

Examples of Duties

  • Oversees and coordinates the day-to-day activities of the Library's Circulation, Reference, Adult Services, Youth Services and/or Digital Services functions
  • Provides for the delivery of high quality library programs and services to the community
  • Participates in the development, implementation, administration, and/or review of the Library's Work Plan, policies, and procedures
  • Supervises, trains, and evaluates the performance of assigned personnel
  • Monitors and ensures staff compliance with the Library's policies and procedures

 

Minimum Requirements

Master's Degree in Library Science (MLS) from a school accredited by the American Library Association (ALA), and three years experience supervising circulation, reference, adult, youth and/or digital service library functions; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must possess a valid Texas Driver's License.


Salary 

$42,624.92 Annually


Physical Demands/Work Environment

Work is performed in a public library environment. Subject to sitting, standing, walking, bending, reaching, and lifting of objects up to 25 pounds. Must be able to push/pull library carts and lift/carry library materials.

 

To view the full job description and apply, please follow this link. 

  

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Call for Proposals: ALISE Annual 2019 - Technical Services Education Special Interest Group (SIG)

ALISE Technical Services Education SIG: 
Resources for Teaching in a Rapidly Changing Global Tech Services Environment


ALISE Annual Conference, September 24-26, 2019, Knoxville, Tennessee


The global information context is changing rapidly, and resources to support instruction relating to the evolving standards and practices in technical services are in high demand. The RDA Toolkit is being restructured and redesigned, for example. New standards and practices are being introduced to support sharing and reuse of digital objects housed in institutional repositories, and the platforms themselves are undergoing changes (e.g., Fedora 3/Fedora 4). Open educational resources are increasingly being encouraged for use in the classroom as adaptable and affordable alternatives to print textbooks, but how robust are the resources that are available? What can and should Technical Services instruction do in the face of this evolving context, world-wide?

The ALISE Technical Services Education SIG welcomes proposals for presentations that will address the need for high-quality teaching materials in tech services from a variety of perspectives. What resources do we have and use? What is needed? What is in development? Going forward, what is the best way to future-proof our teaching resources in a rapidly changing tech environment? What can and should technical services educators do to support reflective practice that is ultimately responsive to change? Proposals that address the conference theme, Exploring Learning in a Global Information Context, are encouraged. 

Please submit a 500-word abstract via email to the SIG co-conveners, Karen Snow (ksnow@dom.edu) and Heather Moulaison Sandy (moulaisonhe@missouri.edu), by February 28, 2019. Provide a title for your presentation, presenter names and affiliations, and the topic you plan to address. 

 

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Head of Reference, Bangor Public Library, Bangor, ME

The Bangor Public Library seeks a librarian to serve as the Head of the Reference Department. The position is responsible for leading a dynamic team of five full-time staff and two part-time staff who provide reference services, while also coordinating special collections, local history, adult programming, digital literacy classes, art gallery exhibits, art collections, and part of the Library's interlibrary loan responsibilities. The Head of Reference is a member of a team of staff in leadership roles who work with the Director to provide vision and direction to the Library.


The Library seeks a candidate with a master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association (or international equivalent) and a minimum of five years of experience working directly with the public. We are looking for a someone with unparalleled leadership, listening, communication, and organizational skills; someone who can direct, support, and delegate work to library staff; someone who can help to represent the Bangor Public Library to the greater Bangor community and statewide library community. Candidates with supervisory experience in a library environment and candidates with a subject specialization will receive additional consideration.


The position is available immediately and the Library hopes to fill the position by May of this year. The current salary range for the position is $45,300 to $60,840.


Review of applications will begin on February 18, and applications will be accepted until the search committee closes the pool to new applicants. Applicants, please email Tina Hustus (thustus@bangorpubliclibrary.org) a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references. The full job description can be found online at https://www.bangorpubliclibrary.org/employment/.

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Call for Participation: NASKO 2019

NASKO 2019: Knowledge Organization: Community and Computation

Venue: Metadata Research Center, College of Computing & Informatics, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

Conference Dates: June 13 - 14, 2019

Extended Deadline for Proposals: March 1, 2019

 

Knowledge organization systems, practices, and communities form the infrastructure for widespread knowledge sharing. Practitioners turn to universal knowledge organizing systems to produce and freely exchange data and information. Additionally, the digital information environment has invited experimentation and new approaches in KO-related computation, including ontologies and linked data applications.

 

Both traditional and newer approaches to KO have significant cultural and social dimensions that must not be underestimated though. Knowledge organization has the power to support or subvert specific points of view and frameworks of understanding. Historically, the perspectives of certain communities, including regional groups, cultural groups, and domains of practice have been underrepresented in knowledge organization. Computational approaches offer new possibilities in KO, but also run the risk of further marginalizing some community knowledges. KO has an even more significant role today's information environment as well, as we face accusations of fake news, post-truths, and outright concerns about the validity and contextualization of information. NASKO 2019 seeks to address these issues by examining KO innovations, communities, and consequences, encompassing the full continuum of KO activity, from research exploring community, people, and human-driven practices to research on computational approaches.

 

The Seventh North American Symposium on Knowledge Organization (NASKO 2019) invites submissions covering, but not limited to KO history and foundations, theory, epistemological stances, domain analytical approaches, community of practices, community representation and misrepresentation, digital life-cycle, and computational approaches.

 

Proposal Categories include: Research and Position Papers, Posters, and the Doctoral Symposium.

 

For further details, instructions, and deadlines, please refer to the conference page: http://www.iskocus.org/nasko2019-cfp.php

 

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Research & Access Specialist, Springfield College, Springfield, MA

Springfield College seeks applications for the position of Research & Access Specialist in the Office of Library Services in the college's Harold C. Smith Learning Commons. This position is one of three Research & Access Specialists that provide customer service, research assistance (in person and online via chat reference), and library services to the college community. They collaborate with other Library Services staff - especially Reference Librarians - to support Information Desk operations, including ongoing supervision of student workers and coordinate with two other points of service within the Learning Commons.

 

At Springfield College, we offer competitive and generous benefit options for employees and their families.

  • Tuition benefits for employees and dependents
  • Tuition exchange program for dependents
  • Generous paid time off benefits
  • 403(b) retirement plan (TIAA) with a generous college match
  • Medical and dental plans
  • Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
    • Health Care, Dependent Care
  • Life and accident insurance plans
  • Long-term disability
  • Optional voluntary benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Wellness benefits and programs
  • Free use of our state-of-the-art Wellness Center
  • Discounts on campus and with local businesses

 

Qualifications include:

  • Associate's degree required, Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • Previous library experience highly desirable.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills needed to interact with diverse students, faculty and staff.
  • Experience with library databases, circulation systems, and digital resources and a familiarity with Google Suite and Microsoft Office needed.

This position requires a 35-hour work week from Sunday to Thursday, which often includes opening the building. 


Please direct all inquires to: 

Sharon Mosier, M.S. | Employment Manager

Springfield College

Office of Human Resources

smosier@springfieldcollege.edu

 

Springfield College is committed to enhancing diversity and equality in education and employment.

 

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Graduate Summer Intern, Yale University Archives, New Haven, CT

The Yale University Archives is pleased to announce it is accepting applications for its inaugural graduate summer internship.

 

The internship, supported by a generous gift from J. Frederick Berg '66, is open to graduate students in good standing currently enrolled full-time in an accredited graduate program in archival or library information science with at least one completed course of archival study. The selected intern will spend the summer of 2019 working in the Yale University Archives participating in the appraisal and processing of newly acquired Yale University records. The intern will also be introduced to other work across the repository and to the other special collection repositories across the Library.

 

The internship will run from June to August 2019 (precise dates to be worked out upon selection for the internship). The intern will be working in the Yale University Archives from 8:30am to 5:00pm Monday - Friday under the supervision of the University Archivist. The intern will be paid an hourly rate of $15.38 to cover living expenses. In addition to the assigned duties, the intern will be expected to give a brief presentation to the donor upon completion of the internship.

 

Interested students should prepare a resume and a one-page letter of interest and send them to archives@yale.edu. The subject line should be "Summer Archives Internship."Application materials will be accepted until Friday, March 22, 2019. Selected applicants must complete a background check. Anyone interested in more information should email archives@yale.edu.

 

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Clinical Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC

The University of North Carolina, Greensboro Department of Library and Information Studies invites applications and nominations for a Clinical Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will serve as coordinator for the new B.S. in Information Studies which is set to commence in fall semester 2019. This is an opportunity for the person appointed to contribute meaningfully to the development and implementation of a new program. This position is a non-tenure 9-month appointment with a three-year renewable contract. Clinical faculty members have assigned responsibilities in teaching and service. The position will be effective August 1, 2019 and salary is commensurate with qualifications.


Responsibilities

  • High caliber face to face teaching as well as service in all Information or Technology related fields will be considered with special interest in: Information Ethics, Information Policy, Human Computer Interaction, Information Organization, and Usability
  • Developing courses for the B.S. in Information Studies
  • Advising students at the undergraduate level
  • Recruitment of students to new BSIS program
  • Program development of the new B.S. in Information Studies
  • Community engagement and service to the Department, School, and University


Qualifications: Experience in teaching and advising undergraduates is essential to this position as is a commitment to face to face education along with flexibility in a variety of educational delivery modes.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Skills in one or more programming languages
  • Experience in recruitment, admissions, and advising of undergraduate students
  • Strong preference for applicants with program coordinator/development experience
  • Strong preference for applicants who have an earned doctorate in an information or technology related field 


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 currently has a MLIS enrollment of over 300 students in the Greensboro campus and online programs. The MLIS is accredited by ALA and the School Library Program is nationally reviewed and recognized by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).


To view this posting online and apply please visit:  http://jobsearch.uncg.edu



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 March 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is successfully filled. Candidates should send: (1) a letter of application that addresses stated responsibilities and qualifications,
(2) current vitae, (3) teaching philosophy statement, (4) evidence of qualifications and experience in teaching (i.e. course evaluations, sample syllabi), and (5) the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three or more references electronically via: https://jobsearch.uncg.edu

For questions, contact:
Dr. Heather Moorefield-Lang, hmmooref@uncg.edu
Dr. Noah Lenstra, njlenstr@uncg.edu
Dr. LaTesha Velez, lmvelez@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.


EOE AA/M/F/D/V

 

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Call for Submissions: Libri - Best Student Research Paper of 2019

Since 1950, through 67 volumes, Libri: International Journal of Libraries and Information Studies has been a leader among scholarly journals in the international library and information science world. As part of its strategy to remain one of the premier library and information science journals, Libri is issuing a call for "Best Student Research Paper of 2019." This competition supports Libri's goal of publishing the best articles from the next generation of library and information science professionals. We are proud once again to recognize the very best article with this special award.

 

Students who are currently enrolled for a Masters or PhD or who have completed their Masters or PhD during the 24 months preceding the closing date of the competition[1] are invited to submit articles with clarity and authority. There is no stated theme. Research papers should address one of the significant issues facing today's librarians and information professionals. Case studies, best practices, and pure research papers are all welcome.

 

  • Length: Approx. 5,000 - 7,000 words (excluding the abstract and list of references)
  • Language: English
  • Deadline: June 30, 2019

 

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

 

  • Originality of thought and observation
  • Depth of research and scholarship
  • Topicality of problems addressed
  • The international readership of the journal
  • The quality of the composition

 

The article will be published in the 2019:4 issue. The author of the winning article will be honoured with an award of 500.00 € and with a complimentary subscription to Libri for 2020. 

 

If the quality of competition warrants, some papers may be designated as honourable mention and the authors will receive complementary subscriptions to Libri for 2020.  All winners will receive access to e-prints of their winning submission. 

 

Manuscripts should be submitted to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/libriWhen submitting a paper for the Best Student Research Paper Award, please choose "Best Student Research Paper Award" at the drop-down menu "Manuscript Type." Author instructions and further indications of the scope of papers suitable for publication in Libri are available at the Libri site at http://www.degruyter.com/view/supplement/s18658423_Instructions_for_Authors_en.pdf.

 

All submissions should include a cover sheet confirming:

  • the name of the institution where the student is or was enrolled
  • the degree for which the student is or was enrolled
  • the dates when the student is or was enrolled
  • the degree/course/module for which the paper was prepared
  • the date when the paper was written

 


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

 

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Call for Submissions: ALISE Eugene G. Garfield Dissertation Award Competition

Deadline: February 28, 2019  

 

For award criteria and qualifications see https://www.alise.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=436

 

To submit your dissertation for consideration:

  1. All submissions must be entered via the ALISE 2019 submission system at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=alise2019 . New users will need to register and create an account.
  2. Select the relevant track: ALISE 2019 Research Competitions
  3. Complete the relevant fields
  4. Indicate type of submission: ALISE/Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Competition

 

Submissions outside of the Easy Chair system will not be accepted.

 

Please direct questions regarding the 2019 Call for Juried Panels to the chair:

Laurie Bonnici. University of Alabama. lbonnici@ua.edu 

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Audio Preservation Intern, Northeast Documentation Conservation Center (NEDCC), Andover, MA

NEDCC | Northeast Document Conservation Center seeks an Audio Preservation Intern for a 1-2-year, full-time, grant-funded, paid position, with an expected start date in May of 2019. Working with NEDCC's experienced Audio Preservation Engineers, and under the direction of the Manager of Audio Preservation Services, the Intern will gain an understanding of the processes of audio preservation and assist the Audio Preservation Department in fulfilling project orders for digitally reformatting obsolete grooved and magnetic audio formats. 

 

NEDCC's audio preservation services fill a much-needed niche of providing 1:1 transfers with 100% quality control, particularly for those highly-valued collections that deserve a specialized (rather than high-throughput) workflow. Because NEDCC is a conservation center, its service places an emphasis on preservation of the carrier as well as its audio contents. In addition to digitization, NEDCC offers collection- and item-level surveys, cleaning, treatment, and rehousing using vetted and transparent (i.e., non-proprietary) approaches. NEDCC rigorously follows best practices for digital audio preservation of degrading media on highly obsolete formats.

 

The Intern will have the opportunity to shadow and learn from our engineers during the digitization process, and will contribute to the digital audio preservation workflow in the following areas:

  • Identifying legacy carriers and assessing condition
  • Verifying/preparing inventory data for materials to be digitized
  • Rewinding, cleaning, stabilization and repair of original carriers
  • Creating audio access files
  • Rehousing original carriers
  • Imaging original carriers, containers, and accompanying documentation.

 

Qualifications   

Prior experience is not required, but a strong interest in and passion for preserving legacy audio formats and recorded history, and/or collections care and management, is expected.  

Applicants should have:   

  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Critical listening skills and/or a discerning ear
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills
  • Ability to work under deadlines in a production-oriented environment
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Creativity and enthusiasm  
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills  
  • Undergraduate degree
  • Legal right to work in the United States.

 

For complete information and the full job description, visit www.nedcc.org/jobs  

 

Application Process

NEDCC is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. This position will remain open until filled. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume in a single PDF to Bryce Roe, Manager of Audio Preservation Services, broe@nedcc.org. Questions? Contact Bryce Roe at (978) 470-1010.

 

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Reproducibility Librarian, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

The George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida seek a Reproducibility Librarian to develop a transdisciplinary research reproducibility and open science education and support strategy for the institution. This position will be located in the Health Science Center Library (HSCL) in Gainesville.

The Reproducibility Librarian is a year-round tenure-track library faculty position with a leading role in designing and enacting a multifaceted program aimed to enhance campus-wide efforts to promote and improve research reproducibility from design to publication. 


Responsibilities

The Reproducibility Librarian participates as an active member of library and campus-wide teams to develop information, data science, and research programming and support. The incumbent will:

  • Provide interdisciplinary information consultation services in a variety of modes
  • Design workshops to promote research reproducibility
  • Perform course-integrated instruction
  • Participate in the Health Science Center Library's teaching program

The position is responsible for special projects as assigned, such as new service development and evaluation, and development of web-based resources. The librarian works collaboratively in group efforts and maintains professional relationships with faculty, students and colleagues.

 

The Smathers Libraries encourage staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the Reproducibility Librarian will serve on various committees and teams. To support all students and faculty, and foster excellence in a diverse and collaborative society, the Libraries are actively seeking candidates who bring culturally-rich lived experiences to work with individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives. The Smathers Libraries recently created a new strategic direction focused on ensuring that the Libraries are a safe, supportive and welcoming learning environment for all users and on focusing engagement efforts to diverse populations within the University and local community. The Reproducibility Librarian will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.

 

The search will remain open until March 13, 2019, review of applications will begin on February 20, 2019. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

 

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

 

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

 

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Call for Juried Paper Proposals: ALISE Annual 2019

ALISE 2019: Exploring Learning in a Global Information Context
Deadline for Juried Paper submissions (max. 1,000 words): March 15, 2019 
Notification of acceptance: May 15, 2019

This call for Juried Papers seeks original contributions including reports of research, theory, pedagogy, best practices, think pieces, and critical essays that contribute to elaboration of the conference theme of "Exploring Learning in a Global Information Context." This conference welcomes contributions that explore how LIS schools in various parts of the world respond to the growing career opportunities in the information professions by developing curricula, programs, and research activities that address global LIS education issues. 

Submissions should be original, not papers that have been previously published. The work should not be under review elsewhere, including at another conference, journal or workshop. 

There are no restrictions on research methodology. Alternative perspectives, creative and non-conventional responses to library and information science education concerns within the context of inquiry supporting teaching, research and professional practice are welcomed and encouraged! 


Submission Requirements/Instructions:
All submissions must be entered via the ALISE 2019 submission system at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=alise2019  First-time users will be required to register and create an account. Select the relevant track for your submission: ALISE 2019. 

When making a submission, be prepared to provide the following information: 

  • Type of Submission (Juried Paper, Juried Panel, SIG Session, Works in Progress Poster, Doctoral Student Poster)
  • Address for correspondence
  • First and last (family) name of all authors
  • Email address for all authors
  • Institution/organization name of each author
  • Title of paper
  • 1000-word full abstract (this can be copied and pasted into the system)
  • Mini-abstract (50-100 word summary of the work for potential use on the website and in conference publications
  • Keyword(s) 

Select 'Submit' once all data has been entered into the submission form.

Please note: By submitting your juried paper proposal, you agree to publish the submission, if accepted, in the ALISE Conference Proceedings in the online repository IDEALS (https://www.ideals.illinois.edu/). Authors will retain the rights to their published work. 

Authors whose papers are accepted are required to register for, attend and present the work at the ALISE 2019 Conference in Knoxville, Tennessee, September 24-26, 2019. Failure to do so will result in removal of the paper from the proceedings. 


Evaluation Criteria

Abstracts will be evaluated by the Juried Paper Committee according to the following criteria:

  • Connection to conference theme
  • Relevance to current and emerging issues in LIS education
  • Originality of ideas
  • Potential impact/significance
  • Select references to relevant literature
  • Overall quality of writing 


Deadline for submissions is March 15, 2019.
Applicants will be informed of the Committee's decisions by May 15, 2019. 

Conference presentation time slots will be published online and in the conference program. All presenters are required to register for the ALISE 2019 conference. 

Please note: Juried Papers accepted for presentation at the conference which are developed into full papers, may be submitted to JELIS for consideration for publication. 

Questions? Please direct any questions regarding the 2019 Call for Juried Papers to committee co-chairs: 
John M. Budd University of Missouri buddj@missouri.edu
Jeonghyun Kim University of North Texas Jeonghyun.Kim@unt.edu

 

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(3) Part-Time Librarians, Rockville Public Library, Vernon, CT

Job Title: PT Librarian  

Hourly Rate:  $23.00   Must be able to work days, evenings and Saturdays         


General Statement of Duties: The Rockville Public Library in Vernon, CT is hiring three part-time librarians who will each work 19 hours per week. One with a focus on children's services, one with a teen focus, and one focusing on adult services. Each part-time librarian must work to plan, organize, and supervise library programs in their respective area. Each librarian must also perform professional library services in assisting library patrons in the selection and use of library materials.
 
Supervision Received: Works under the general direction of the Library Director or designee.
 
Supervision Exercised: Assigns work to Library Assistants and other staff within the designated department.
 
Essential Job Functions:

  • Receives oral and written instruction form the Library Director
  • Plans and organizes work according to season of year, special events and library schedule
  • Organizes programs with schools, parent groups and other community organizations
  • Develops and conducts programs in designated department, and encourages use of library facilities and materials
  • Develops advertising material to publicize programs and services of the library
  • Examines professional publications, and other sources, for selection of books, periodicals, and related materials
  • Helps build book collection, periodicals and communication materials through consultations with Director and other staff members
  • Arranges book displays
  • Prepares reading lists for school and community distribution
  • Keeps up-to-date on current library trends
  • Trains and oversees work assignments of Library Assistants and other departmental staff
  • Regular and punctual attendance


Other Job Functions Duties:

  • Prepares regular narrative and statistical reports for the Director.
  • Reports goals achieved to the Director.
  • Attends meetings and participates in professional library organizations.
  • Other duties as required.
  • Performs related work as required.


Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk, hear and perform repetitive tasks with hands, wrists and arms. The employee is frequently required to walk, kneel, use hands to operate, finger, handle or feel objects or controls and reach with hands and arms; may be required to perform repetitive motions. The employee is occasionally required to climb, balance, stoop and crouch. May regularly be required to lift, push or pull up to 30 pounds. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment: The work characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essentials functions.


Employee performs a variety of simple tasks following instructions provided. Some tasks require independent judgment and initiative.
May be exposed to dust, book mold and mildew; fluctuations in inside temperature & electro-magnetic radiation as a computer screen. The noise level in the work environment is generally quiet to moderately loud.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: 

  • Strong knowledge of library services provided in a public library setting;
  • Strong knowledge of library principles and practices,
  • Thorough knowledge of library programming;
  • Knowledge of community reading interests, books, authors and other general literature and reference materials.
  • Thorough knowledge of computers used in a public library.
  • Excellent customer service skills;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Critical thinking skills with the ability to draw conclusions or approaches to problems to implement solutions;
  • Ability to foster relationships and deal effectively with employees and the general public.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team.
  • Ability to develop and implement library programs.
  • Ability to follow and give written and oral instructions;
  • Ability to administer policies and procedures and explain them;
  • Ability to be in charge of library during some shifts;
  • Ability to supervise staff.
  • Must be computer proficient with the ability to learn software programs specific to the job.
  • Ability to use standard office equipment.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends.

A Police background check will be required.


Experience & Training: 

  • Master's degree in Library Science from an accredited institution, with at least two (2) years in professional library experience, and some supervisory experience.
  • Strong knowledge of automated library systems.
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of this position.

To view the full description and apply, please follow this link. 

 

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Executive Director, Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, VT

The Kellogg-Hubbard Library seeks a skilled Executive Director to provide strong nonprofit leadership to this dynamic and busy public library. The Kellogg-Hubbard is an incorporated library that serves the City of Montpelier and five neighboring towns.

 

Known for its outstanding public service and innovative programming, the library has a collection of 94,774 physical and digital items, an annual circulation of 282,000 (the second highest in Vermont), and brings in over 200,000 visitors each year. The library has a dedicated staff of eight full-time and eight part-time personnel, as well as dozens of volunteers.

 

The Executive Director is responsible for the library's consistent achievement of its strategic and financial objectives and enthusiastically serves as the primary spokesperson of the library. Candidates must have a public service background, strong fundraising skills and knowledge of the workings of local government. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Trustees.


Salary range is $60,000 - $70,000 with a competitive benefits package.

 

Applications will be accepted until March 20, 2019, although interviews may begin earlier. To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and the names of three references to: applications@kellogghubbard.org.

 

For the complete job description, please visit: https://www.kellogghubbard.org/employment-at-the-library.

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Youth Services Librarian, Lithgow Public Library, Augusta, ME

Lithgow Public Library, the public library for Maine's capital city, is seeking an innovative Youth Services Librarian with a collaborative style to supervise Library Aides and Teen Services Coordinator and to oversee the Youth Services department in its daily function of literacy promotion, programs, and reference services while providing a safe and friendly atmosphere.

The successful candidate will have an ALA-accredited Masters of Library Science degree, a team-oriented approach, excellent communication skills, 1-3 years of supervisory experience and enthusiasm for working with a diverse public.

 

This is a full-time, non-exempt position with a comprehensive benefits package, including medical insurance, a pension, and generous paid time off. Pay scale is Non Union NU-17 $20.58 to $25.72 per hour, depending on the skills and background of the candidate.

 

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume and three current references to Human Resources at HR@augustamaine.gov or to 16 Cony St., Augusta, ME, 04330. Applications will be accepted until  2/19/19.

 

For more information, contact Sarah Schultz-Nielsen, Library Director at (207) 626-2415 or

e-mail sarah@lithgowlibrary.org.

 

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Library Assistant, Foley Hoag LLP, Boston, MA

Foley Hoag seeks a Library Assistant to maintain its physical collection with filing, shelving, shifting and maintenance. Performs mail log in and routing; processes invoices for payment, reconciles account payments. Uploads e-book updates into Lexis Nexis Digital Library. Adds documents to the Contracts Management Module of Research Monitor. Answers ready reference inquiries, orders and tracks documents and ILLs. Performs copy cataloging of new items and other online catalog maintenance tasks; works with Law Library Manager on catalog related projects and updates, other duties as assigned.

 

Responsibilities

  • Sort library mail.
  • Check in serials in the library catalog.
  • Route and distribute journals and desk copies to attorneys in print and electronic formats.
  • Maintain serials routing/distribution lists in print and electronic formats.
  • Investigate missing serial issues and determine which serials should be claimed.
  • Process new materials by receiving orders, bar-coding, labeling and shelving.
  • Process book, e-book and periodical circulation.
  • Process inter-library loans and maintain all files/reports related to loans.
  • Shelving, shifting, shelf reading and other stack maintenance.
  • Update print materials with filing as received.
  • Deliver and pick up materials upon request.
  • Perform general tasks such as photocopying, faxing, downloading and scanning materials.


Requirements

  • Experience in updating legal print materials.
  • Knowledge of legal materials.
  • Knowledge of Word, Excel, and the ability to learn computer software applications such as catalog software.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience.
  • Enrollment in a Master's of Library Science program preferred.


How to Apply

Please click here to apply now.

 

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Digital Services Librarian, Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA

Bridgewater State University's Library Services is located in the Clement C. Maxwell Library and is open an average of 94 hours each week during the academic year. It is a busy, dynamic place with classrooms, academic and administrative offices throughout the building. The library serves all BSU students, faculty, staff, area community members, and researchers from across the country and world.

Library Services is dedicated to meeting the needs of its communities, to updating its service models as pedagogies and librarianship evolve, to renewing the knowledge and skills of librarians and staff as practices change, to deploying new technologies to improve interactions with library users and to enhance user experiences.

 

Essential Duties:

Library Services seeks an innovative, creative and service-oriented professional for the position of Digital Services Librarian. This is a tenure-track position reporting to the Director of Library Services. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with others to identify, develop, deploy, manage, improve, and provide ongoing maintenance for the library's digital publishing initiatives and its institutional repository with an emphasis on enhancing discovery, delivery, accessibility and usability of digitized content. The Digital Services Librarian investigates, evaluates, and recommends appropriate digital content for inclusion, including but not limited to images, data sets, audio, video, and other materials that support library services, teaching, learning, research, and creative activities as well as the tools to enhance digital content creation.

 

This Position:

  • Administers the institutional repository (currently Digital Commons).
  • Designs, develops, deploys, and provides ongoing maintenance for the library's digital publishing initiatives.
  • Digitizes relevant materials and learning objects creation. Supervises student workers involved with digitization.
  • Creates descriptive metadata utilizing national standards and best practices to optimize discovery.
  • Markets and promotes the digital repository to the campus, university alumni, and other institutions and individuals in the region.
  • Collaborates with the Archives & Special Collections Librarian and others (both on and off campus) to make historical materials available digitally in innovative ways, including creating online exhibits.
  • Creates and maintains policies and procedures guiding digital storage and preservation practices, including workflows for born-digital and digitized content.
  • Provides written reports, assessments, analyses, and documentation as needed and upon request.
  • Administers the Springshare platform and its tools in collaborations with Emerging Technologies & Systems Librarian.
  • Maintains the library's website quality control and ensures it is ADA compliant.
  • Serves as a liaison to repository and digital content management vendors.
  • Participates in campus and regional digital scholarship and publication initiatives.
  • Serves as a liaison to academic departments.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relations with academic departments and faculty engaged in digital projects.
  • Participates in responsibilities for library policy decisions and project planning through committee and work group assignments.
  • Contributes to the profession and maintains professional knowledge through participation in appropriate state, regional and national library (and related) organizations.
  • Stays current with developments in librarianship, higher education. Stays current with developments in repository management and related products.

 

Required Qualifications: 

  • Master's degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • Relevant experience in an academic, large public, or special library, or in a related field.
  • Demonstrated experience using a wide variety of platforms, applications, hardware, software, and programming languages.
  • Demonstrated experience using institutional repositories and/or other digital asset management systems.
  • Demonstrated experience using a variety of metadata schema and file formats.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong analytical skills and knowledge of various research methodologies.
  • Ability to effectively work independently and collaboratively.
  • Evidence of ability to successfully engage in professional activities and disciplinary scholarship to satisfy promotion and tenure requirements of the Massachusetts State College Association (MSCA) contract. http://mscaunion.org/contract/.

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Second Master's degree in a related discipline (second master's degree required for promotion beyond associate librarian rank).
  • At least two years relevant experience in an academic or research library.
  • Experience using Digital Commons and/or other repository platforms, tools, and products.
  • Demonstrated experience managing projects.
  • Demonstrated experience with user experience and various assessment methodologies.
  • Demonstrated understanding of networks, server administration, and other technologies including but not limited to cloud-based tools and platforms.
  • Demonstrated commitment to supporting a diverse educational and work environments, and working with a diverse faculty and student populations.

 

Full job description and application instructions available at this link: https://jobs.bridgew.edu/postings/14593

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Library System Coordinator, University of Massachusetts - Amherst, Amherst, MA

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

 

About UMass Amherst Libraries

UMass Amherst Libraries make up the largest publicly-supported research library in New England with more than eight million physical and digital items available to users. As a key partner in teaching, learning, and research at UMass Amherst and beyond, the Libraries foster a diverse, inclusive, and user-centered environment in which to engage with ideas and acquire the skills necessary for independent learning and critical thinking. We value collaborations and partnerships; diversity and inclusion; innovation and creativity; openness and transparency; and sustainability and stewardship.

 

Job Summary

Reporting to the Associate Dean of Library Technology and the Five Colleges Librarians Council through the Dean of Libraries, the Library System Coordinator position leads the management and ongoing utilization of the Five Colleges' library software platform, related projects and auxiliary services.  Working with the UMass Amherst Libraries DRMS Unit and Systems & Library Technology Services Department staff, the primary library system contact(s) at each of the member libraries, the FOLIO Implementation Team, and the Five Colleges functional committees, the Coordinator facilitates communication and project efforts among the libraries and within the shared FOLIO system.  This includes maintaining common configuration tables, troubleshooting problem reports, writing custom reports, advising on workflow, coordinating software patches and upgrades, and providing training and documentation to library staff.  This position serves as the information conduit between the FOLIO community and the Five Colleges Libraries, including advocacy, possible enhancements, special LSP-related projects, and auxiliary services.  The incumbent is expected to maintain a broad and detailed mastery of FOLIO, interactions between FOLIO and other systems (including EBSCO Discovery), and other core applications while contributing to and advancing the collaborative vision of the Five Colleges Libraries

 

Essential Functions

  • Oversees ongoing implementation of the Five College Library system (FOLIO).  Working in consultation with the UMass Amherst Libraries DRMS Unit and Library Technology Services Department staff, the primary FOLIO contact(s) at each of the member libraries, the FOLIO Implementation Team and the other functional committees, formulates, disseminates, implements, administers and revises related policies and procedures as required.
  • Evaluates, recommends, and implements information technologies for continued improvement, maintenance, and administration of the FOLIO library system, related projects and auxiliary services, including:
    1. Working on special projects as necessary.
    2. Coordinates communication and efforts of the FOLIO implementation team and other committees dealing with the specific functional aspects of the consortial library system.
    3. Works collaboratively with the UMass Amherst Libraries DRMS Unit and Library Technology Services Department staff that provides software support for the Five Colleges library systems, related projects and auxiliary services.
    4. Maintain current knowledge of trends and best practices as they impact academic libraries.
    5. Participate in the Consortium's assessment program by collecting, maintaining, and analyzing collection usage statistics for monthly reports as needed.  Ensure transparency in sharing collection assessment activities to support data-driven decisions.
    6. May be asked to represent the Five Colleges at appropriate, selected professional meetings and conferences.
    7. Serve on internal and Five College library committees as needed.

 

Other Functions

  • Demonstrate, foster and cultivate a positive, proactive internal and external customer service culture amongst staff and student staff.
  • Performs other related duties as required.
  • Works a schedule which includes some evening, weekend, and holiday hours.

 

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

  • Master's degree in library sciences - or equivalent degree - from a program accredited by the American Library Association, or its appropriate equivalent in librarianship from another country.
  • Minimum of one (1) years of experience in a library or with a library software vendor.
  • Demonstrated understanding of MARC, other metadata formats and Unicode character encodings.
  • Demonstrated experience managing library systems.
  • Demonstrated experience with JSON and/or XML; Experience with JavaScript, Python, PERL and/or other languages.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies and stay current with technical developments.

 

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday Daytime hours

Salary Information:

Librarian II or III

Librarian II salary floor is $60,500

Librarian III salary floor is 68,500.  Salary commensurate with experience.

Application Instructions:

Apply online at http://careers.umass.edu/amherst/XXX and submit a letter of application, resume, and contact information (phone and email) for three professional references by January 11, 2019 for priority consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. 

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Consumer Health Coordinator, Health Sciences and Human Services Library at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

Consumer Health Coordinator

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

Health Sciences and Human Services Library

University of Maryland, Baltimore

 

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Regional Medical Library (NNLM SEA), housed within the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL), seeks a librarian to coordinate and facilitate consumer health outreach and education activities in the region. The Consumer Health Coordinator ensures an organized approach to NNLM SEA outreach services by promoting consumer health library development, providing consultation services, and assessing and responding to the information and educational needs of public and consumer health librarians. This librarian also promotes the services and products of the NLM and NNLM.

 

The Consumer Health Coordinator is one of a team of five librarian-coordinators who work together facilitating resource sharing, training, and cooperative projects in AL, DC, FL, GA, MD, MS, NC, PR, SC, TN, USVI, VA, and WV. This position requires seasonal travel within the region to support the education and exhibits programs. For more information about NNLM SEA, visit http://nnlm.gov/sea.

 

Reporting to the Executive Director of SEA, this is a full-time, grant funded, non-tenure, and non-permanent status track faculty position at a rank of Librarian I or II. Previous professional library experience is welcome, but not required. 

 

Major Responsibilities:

  • Identifies, develops, and teaches classes and workshops in a variety of formats addressing and promoting aspects of consumer health information and health literacy to health professionals, librarians, and the public.
  • Tracks and monitors consumer health and health literacy trends and developments improving access to health information by SEA members, healthcare and information professionals, and the public.
  • Assists in the planning, promotion, and coordination of consumer health and health literacy projects and programs in the region.
  • Assists SEA members with consumer health and health literacy questions, connecting members to NLM and NNLM resources and services.
  • Develops and reviews content on consumer health and health literacy for inclusion on the NNLM and SEA web sites, social media, and the regional electronic newsletter, SEA Currentsand national newsletter, Bringing Health Information to the Community.
  • Presents information about NLM and NNLM programs in training sessions, demonstrations, meetings, exhibits, and other events. Works with other coordinators to exhibit NLM's resources at national, regional, and state meetings of health professionals, information professionals, and the public.
  • Supports initiatives as determined by the NNLM in support of consumer health and health literacy, including outreach to public libraries, citizen scientists, and minority populations.
  • Develops educational materials for inclusion on the NNLM and SEA websites focused on consumer health and health literacy and improving access to quality consumer health information for health professionals and the public.
  • Cooperates with other Regional Medical Libraries and Offices to produce national programming and participates in national NNLM initiatives as appropriate.
  • Maintains accountability for NLM deliverables, including workshops, exhibiting, presentations, newsletter contributions, web and social media content.
  • Serves as ex-officio and support to the SEA Consumer Health Program Advisory Group.
  • Promotes and solicit applications for NNLM SEA awards; assisting potential applicants with their proposals, and serves as a liaison to recipients of awards monitoring their progress to completion.

 

Required Qualifications: 

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

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

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

 

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 February 22, 2019. Interested applicants should apply using the following link: http://bit.ly/ConHealthLib.    

 

Minimum Salary: $55,000, commensurate with experience

 

Benefits:

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

 

Environment: 

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

 

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

 

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

 

UMB is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy.

 

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Metadata and Digital Strategies Assistant Librarian, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

Job Posting Title: Metadata and Digital Strategies Librarian

Position Type: Faculty

Department: LSUAM Lib - TI - Administration (Scott Ziegler (00051523))

Work Location: LSU - Baton Rouge

Pay Grade: Academic

  

At the rank of Assistant Librarian (tenure-track), the Metadata and Digital Strategies Librarian reports to the Head of Digital Programs and Services. S/he oversees metadata generation and reuse processes for a diverse portfolio of digital projects and provides technical expertise to relevant stakeholders in order to grow and support LSU's digital initiatives. S/he may supervise student workers and graduate assistants as needed. 
 

Job Responsibilities

Manage the presentation of LSU digital collections by ingesting staff-generated metadata, troubleshooting content and display issues, and creating policies, workflows, and documentation. (30%)

Provide training to Libraries staff and other stakeholders on the use of tools, systems, standards, and processes related to digital projects. Serve as resident expert in metadata standards, procedures and tools to assist in the planning and implementation of a wide variety of software applications, including Islandora, ArchivesSpace, and Aeon. (25%)

Collaborate with statewide partners to facilitate their contribution and administration of their respective Louisiana Digital Library assets. Provide guidance, documentation, training, and a variety of routine support and administrative tasks related to metadata and ingest processes for partners' collections. Maintain regular channels of communication with LDL partners. (20%)

Stay current with developments in digital librarianship, including new tools for the organization and display of digital materials. Make recommendations and contribute to digital services planning and processes. (10%)

Work to meet tenure and promotion requirements. (15%)

 

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree from a library school accredited by the American Library Association (ALA). Knowledge of current metadata standards, such as BIBFRAME, RDA, Dublin Core, EAD, MODS, METS, RDF and other emerging data standards; Experience with OCLC; Ability to manage a variety of tasks and multiple priorities; Demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate, organize and complete projects. 

Preferred Qualifications

Experience managing collections in Islandora, CONTENTdm, or another platform; Familiarity with semantic web and linked data; Demonstrated skills with tools for data manipulation, such as OpenRefine, XSLT, or a scripting language such as PHP, Ruby, or Python; Experience with an integrated Iibrary system.

 

Application Instructions

To apply, please follow this link to the application portal. 

Please provide cover letter, resume and three (3) professional references including name, title, phone number and e-mail address.

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

Attach ALL required documents under the "Resume/CV" section of your application.

 

 

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

 

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Part-Time Teen Services Library Programmer, Fairfield Public Library, Fairfield, CT

The Fairfield Woods Branch Library in Fairfield, CT is seeking an energetic and engaging part-time teen services programmer to work in our very popular after-school teen and tween program from 2:00pm-5:00pm, 1-3 shifts per week. 


The successful candidate must have an interest and/or experience working with middle school students, be capable of designing and implementing appropriate STEM-based activities, be able to engage teens and tweens in conversation, encourage their participation in activities, and have the ability to manage large groups of teens and tweens. Education and Library Science students are encouraged to apply. 


This position pays $27.59 for MLS degree holders and $19.45 for non-MLS degree holders. Send a resume and cover letter to Fairfield Piblic Library, Jennifer Laseman - Teen Services via email: jlaseman@fplct.org

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Part-Time 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 three days on alternating weeks: Tuesday (5:00 PM - 8:00 PM), Saturday (9:30 AM - 4:00 PM), and either Monday or Friday (3:00 PM - 5:00 PM).

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: 11.5 hours per biweekly pay period

Pay: $11.10 - $13.75/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: Sunday February 24th

 

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Serials and Metadata Librarian, Fineman and Pappas Law Libraries at the Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA

The Fineman and Pappas Law Libraries at the Boston University School of Law is seeking a Serials & Metadata Librarian. Reporting to the Associate Director, the Serials & Metadata Librarian is responsible for managing the acquisition, access, maintenance, and preservation of continuing resources in all formats. This person implements and monitors all library systems and technologies related to the bibliographic control and preservation of continuing titles, and is expected to participate in library committees and to participate in professional development and collaborative activities. There is the option to be hired as a Serials & Metadata Librarian or Senior Serials & Metadata Librarian depending on experience level. 

 

About the Fineman and Pappas Law Libraries 

The law library at Boston University holds one of the largest law school research collections in the United States and is the Collection Services team brings order to the chaos. We work closely with other libraries on campus, but our strong staff and independent structure allow us the flexibility to try new programs and seek creative solutions when meeting patron needs. Located on the Charles River in the heart of the Boston University campus, we are in a beautifully renovated building surrounded by a vibrant environment of arts and education. Boston University is an excellent employer, offering strong benefits packages, growth and development opportunities, and strong staff support. 

 

Job Responsibilities 

The Serials & Metadata Librarian reports to the Associate Director for Systems and Collection Services and is responsible for the following: 

  • Administrating and maintaining our extensive continuing resources collection 
  • Maintaining metadata, including copy cataloging, occasional original cataloging, and loading vendor-supplied MARC record sets 
  • Managing the workflow of the Serials Control Technician 
  • Assisting with collection development and maintenance, including serving on the Selections committee and performing the appropriate systems work to implement collections decisions and regularly working with vendors 

 

Qualifications 

We are looking for candidates with excellent attention to detail, interest in learning new systems, and an eye for improving procedures to increase efficiency. You should have: 

  • Experience working closely with and directing the work of others 
  • Excellent attention to detail 
  • Strong organizational skills and experience managing a complex workload 
  • A strong interest in improving library services through new projects 
  • Familiarity with legal publishing 
  • Comfort working with next-generation integrated library systems, such as Ex Libris's Alma 
  • Master's degree in library science and 1-3 years of experience managing library resources, or 3 years or more experience in managing library resources 

 

How to Apply 

Please submit a cover letter and resume to https://www.bu.edu/hr/careers/.  

 

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Public Services Assistant I, Sno-Isle Libraries, Freeland, 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 **

Applications time out after 30 minutes. It is recommended that you save often, or copy and paste your supplemental question responses from a Word document to ensure no progress is lost.

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.

 

Public Services Assistant I, Not PERS Eligible

Location: Freeland
Pay Range: $17.58 - $24.14 Hourly
Hours per week: 15
Job Requisition: 15527

Closing Date: February 14, 2019

Job Summary
Perform basic public service and library support tasks at one or more community libraries or library on wheels to contribute to their effective operation.

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.

Essential Functions
Provide assistance at the library circulation desk, answers phones, checks library materials in and out, registers customers for library cards, and orders various library materials.

Assist customers with self-checkout machines and answers questions in the hold areas.

Return library materials to proper locations and supports circulation duties.

Provide assistance to library customers with basic reference questions.

Respond to technical services calls and assists with problems with the fax machines, public copiers, pay-for-print stations, vending machines, and printers.

Submit and monitor technical reports for library technology service issues.

Perform other public service and general clerical support tasks as assigned.

 

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Summer Teaching Fellowship, Generation Teach, Boston, MA

Generation Teach partners with districts and charter schools to offer dynamic summer programs to train and develop aspiring and professional teachers and engage middle-school students in academically rigorous and culturally relevant summer experiences. We launched in Colorado in 2014, expanded into Massachusetts in 2015, and opened in Rhode Island in 2017.

 

Summer Teaching Fellowship

We are seeking current college juniors who reflect the diversity and excellence of the communities we serve. Fellows have a strong interest in teaching and/or a career in education. The Boston fellowship extends 6 weeks and runs from June 17 - July 26, Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. and includes evening events.

 

Qualifications

  • Current college junior with an interest in teaching and/or a career in education
  • Alignment with Generation Teach's mission, vision, and values
  • Strong academic preparation, growth mindset, commitment to building relationships, and readiness for an intensive experience
  • Strong commitment to teaching and/or working in the Boston community


Please visit generationteach.org, or email isanchez@genteach.org, to learn more. Spots are filling quickly. Students must apply by Feb. 5!

 

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Practicum Proposal, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Practicum Proposal

Harvard University History of Science Library, Widener Library S-91 FAS, Department of the History of Science

 

About the History of Science Library

The History of Science Library has a collection of 5,000+ books, the core of which was donated to the Department of the History of Science by George Sarton, a founder of the field of the history of science. Sarton's collecting began in 1912 in Wondelgem, Belgium, and continued until his death in 1956. The Carnegie Institution of Washington purchased just over 2,000 volumes in the collection for Sarton's use; these books were subsequently gifted to Harvard in 1949. Additionally, the Library holds a display of the original Isis bibliographic cards, as Sarton was the journal's founding editor. The Library's collection is almost entirely pre-1965, and specializes in early to mid-twentieth century research monographs and texts related to Islamic and pre-modern science. It also has a small collection of archival paper holdings, including materials related to Project Physics and Professor Dick Lewontin's Forensic DNA work.

 

About the Department of the History of Science

The Department of the History of Science is an interdisciplinary community of scholars, undergraduate and graduate students, visiting researchers, and affiliated faculty in other Harvard programs. We seek to understand the sciences, technology, and medicine in their historical, cultural, and current contexts, using history as a tool to help illuminate how knowledge of various kinds has come to be configured as it is. Our studies are pluralistic, encouraging students to draw on an array of approaches, among them book history, economic history, material culture, and museology.

 

Our Approach: The Department of the History of Science has grown extensively since the 1930s when the department was established at Harvard University. The department has greatly widened the scope of the topics we study to include not only the traditionally structured sciences, but also the social sciences. This array of topics has allowed for a comprehensive exploration of the history of knowledge in its various cross-connections. We also use an ever-broadening range of methods and address an increasing diversity of audiences. With this broad and diverse set of methodologies, subjects, and fields our conception of science, technology, and medical studies is that of a big tent, one capacious enough to include both small-group sociological studies as well as an exciting range of tools deployed over the last 30 years.

 

Practicum Proposal: Library Classification Project for the History of Science Library

Original Project Objectives:

  • Create a strategic plan for developing a call number system for the History of Science Library
  • Create and implement a call number system for the library that respects the historically significant organization system that was established by the Library's founder, George Sarton.
  • Enable effective access to the unique and historically significant collections of the History of Science Library

 

Project Overview & Status: The library practicum project focuses on developing and implementing a library classification system for the History of Science Library. The practicum student(s) will work in collaboration with the graduate student librarian and a staff member of the Department of the History of Science (DHS).

The project began in Fall 2018. In that time, a classification scheme was developed and an inventory of the HS Library was begun. Interested applicants should indicate their interest in any or all of the remaining tasks of the project:

1. Complete the HS Library inventory

  • The inventory is approximately half finished; an estimated eighty hours of work remain. The intern will coordinate with a previous practicum student and the HS graduate student librarian regarding the existing practices for classifying and managing a database of the items in the HS Library according to George Sarton's categories. Sarton's categorization of these texts is a matter of historical interest; it represents an early and significant interpretation of the field of 'history of science.'
  • Additional crucial aspects of the inventory include noting which items in the HS Library are not yet already catalogued into HOLLIS (the Harvard Library catalog), how many items are listed in HOLLIS but have gone missing from the HS Library, assessing and documenting the provenance and condition of each item, reviewing the existing classes and organizational structure, making final decisions regarding class notations, and suggesting recommendations regarding preservation (when appropriate).

2. Creating Tools for Discovery and Cataloguing the HS Library.

  • Following, or concurrent with, the completion of the HS Library inventory, the Intern(s) will work to create discovery aids for the HS Library, such as a Libguide or finding aids for the HS Library archival paper holdings.
  • Following, or concurrent with, the completion of the HS Library inventory, the Intern(s) may have the opportunity to collaborate with HOLLIS cataloguing staff to input the HS Library classification into HOLLIS. This will involve locating HOLLIS bibliographic records for the Library's titles and adding the HS Library item records. This will enable researchers to request the History of Science Library books directly through Hollis.

The Practicum Student will develop the skills necessary to manage and ensure the accessibility of a unique and historically significant collection. The student will gain an understanding of the best practices related to workflow and management of processes.


The Intern will engage tasks allowing for the development of the following skills and aptitudes:

  • Programmatic/technical: searching library records and Hollis catalogues, pulling collection records from library catalogue, locating collection texts within library catalogues, updating library catalogue records
  • Methodological: understanding of North American library system, knowledge of historical collection maintenance and accessibility

Measurable learning objective(s):

  • Successful completion of activities listed above relating to the proposedproject
  • De novo creation of a cataloging system for this library that respectsthe historical integrity of Sarton's organization of the texts
  • Development of written and verbal communication skills

Qualifications/Skills and abilities desired:

  • Ability to track and meet deadlines
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Project management and time management skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Innovative and thinks outside the box
  • Creative, energetic, and collaborative approach to work
  • There is no heavy lifting or pushing required in this internship


This internship qualifies for LIS 501 (approval was received from Kendra Giannini), if the interested person registers for the Summer 2019 semester. If the interested person does not plan to use the internship for course credit, they may begin as early as February (2019). The internship is unpaid. Interested students should contact Gustave Lester, the History of Science Librarian at glester@g.harvard.edu

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Law Library Assistant, Boston College Law Library, Newton Centre, MA

The Law Library Assistant handles a wide range of library activities in a highly automated and computerized environment. 

 

The responsibilities for this position include:

  • Providing assistance to patrons at the Library's Information Desk
  • Including answering basic reference questions
  • Managing the University's print management system, Pharos
  • Participating in Law Library marketing and social media
  • Computer lab management
  • Shelving and stack maintenance
  • Loose-leaf and microfiche filing
  • Assisting users with microform, scanning, and audiovisual equipment
  • Opening, sorting and distributing library mail  



Other duties include night and/or weekend supervisory responsibilities (one evening per week; two to three Saturdays per semester) which include opening and/or closing the Library building.

The position also entails utilizing the Library's integrated online system for technical processing duties including cataloging, invoicing, serials check-in and other processing operations.



Additional responsibilities assigned to law library assistants typically include one or more of the following:

  • Bindery operations
  • Course reserves processing
  • Microform processing
  • Government documents processing
  • Interlibrary loan/document delivery
  • Processing of added volumes
  • Support activities relating to collection development and acquisitions
  • Editing and updating Library web pages
  • Assistance in managing faculty publications initiatives
  • Supporting the Digital Initiatives and Scholarly Communication Librarian in various projects

 

This is a full-time 35 hour per week position.  During the academic year hours are 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. four days per week, with a weekly evening shift from 1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., and two to three Saturday shifts per semester.  During the summer, hours are 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

 

Requirements:

  • College degree strongly preferred
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work with complex library materials
  • High degree of flexibility to handle changing priorities and schedules
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team member
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Willingness to take initiative
  • Well-developed computer skills and familiarity with integrated library systems, preferably Alma
  • Web publishing experience preferred
  • Library experience preferred

 

Salary Range:

Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $37,200 to $46,500; salary commensurate with relevant experience.  



About Boston College

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

 

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

 

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

 

How to Apply:

To apply online please visit the Boston College Human Resources Job Opportunities website at: https://www.bc.edu/bcjobs and follow the link for Regular Staff Position Openings.  Interested applicants must submit a cover letter and resume electronically (as a PDF or MS Word document).  Boston College also accepts resumes and cover letters through US Mail at Boston College, Department of Human Resources, 129 Lake Street. Room 110, 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA  02467. Please be sure to reference Job Requisition 2639 in your correspondence.

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

Interns in the Research Room at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library assist professional reference staff in responding to research requests for textual (paper-based) archival collections. The intern's primary responsibility will be answering reference requests from off-site researchers, including anyone from scholars to publishers to the general public, and covering a wide range of topics. Interns also support other aspects of textual reference work including preservation, database management, digitization, interlibrary loan, and other duties as necessary. The internship requires excellent research and writing ability and customer service skills; interest in learning new subjects and technologies; initiative to start new research requests; and a strong commitment to public service.

 

In the course of their duties, interns learn to use digital resources such as the online digital archives at JFKLibrary.org, and the library's digital asset management system, Documentum. Interns will learn to handle and provide access to original paper-based archival materials; efficiently navigate an archive of over 300 textual collections (including the Ernest Hemingway collection); and balance on-site and remote requests in a busy research room. Reference interns may also work on special projects depending on the intern's interest and the archives' needs.

 

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

 

Applications will be accepted until midnight February 17, 2019. To apply, please send in the following documents:

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

 

These should be sent as pdf attachments to Stephen.Plotkin@nara.gov; any questions may be sent to that email address. Please include your name and the posting number (19-RR-01) in the subject line of your email. Cover letters should also reference the posting number. 

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Data Services Librarian, Boston College, Newton, MA

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

 

Job Description

Boston College Libraries is seeking a collaborative, innovative, and knowledgeable individual with experience working with research data analysis, curation, and management to support the data-intensive needs of faculty, staff, and students at Boston College. The Data Services Librarian will collaborate closely with a team of library staff to expand the data support services that the Boston College Libraries offer. 

 The successful candidate will be expected to provide advice and support for projects related to data collection, cleaning, analysis, curation, documentation, and management and will be asked to establish working relationships with stakeholders across the university research enterprise. S/he will be responsible for providing training sessions on these topics and presenting to groups across campus about the Libraries' data services. The successful candidate will also be up-to-date on trends, sources, and issues in open and public scholarship, including open access, data, education, and open source tools, and will have hands-on experience with the key tools and techniques in the field. 


Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $61,400 to $76,750; salary commensurate with relevant experience.



Requirements

This position requires an advanced degree in a data-intensive field, or a Master's Degree in library science, or relevant work experience.


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

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

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Discovery/Web Services Librarian, Stockton University, Galloway, NJ

The Richard E. Bjork Library at Stockton University is looking for a Discovery / Web Services Librarian familiar with usability design, web analytics and assessment tools to manage the library's discovery and web services. Applicants should have knowledge of web technologies and standards related to effective e-resource access and discovery. The Librarian also will serve as a liaison to assigned academic programs. This tenure-track, faculty position in a union environment reports to the Director of Library Services.

 

Responsibilities: 

  1. Develops, supports, and maintains library discovery services (Primo) to enable access to library resources in all formats.
  2. Maintains awareness of enhancements and changes to discovery interfaces and configurations.
  3. Provides training, documentation, and public assistance for library discovery services.
  4. Manages the library's online presence (OU Campus, Springshare): conducts website accessibility audits, tracks website usage and assists in performing usability testing.
  5. Assists the Systems Coordinator in administering the Alma library services platform.
  6. Participates in the library liaison program as a subject librarian.
  7. Participates in planning, assessment and continuous improvement of all library operations and services, especially those related to information technology.
  8. Staffs the general reference desk as needed.
  9. Performs other duties as assigned by the Associate Director for Technical Services or the Director of the Library.
  10. Demonstrate, through past accomplishments and actions, the ability to support Stockton University's diversity commitment and strong student-centered vision and mission.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree from an ALA accredited library school or information science program.
  • Experience supporting and developing one or more library discovery interfaces (such as Primo, Summon, EDS or WorldCat Local).
  • Experience with website design, authoring tools and content management systems.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Ex Libris products, especially Alma and Primo.
  • Experience with web APIs, especially RESTful.
  • Knowledge of networking infrastructure and troubleshooting.
  • Familiarity with current web accessibility standards (e.g. WCAG 2.0).
  • Experience with electronic resource support tools (e.g. EZProxy, SFX).
  • Experience as a library liaison/subject specialist.

 

Salary: Commensurate with the position, qualifications, and experience of the candidate.

 

Screening of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  For complete text, qualifications and application instructions: https://stockton.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=1594&job=discovery-web-services-librarian-iii-instructor-in-the-library

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Digital Access and Metadata Librarian, Emerson College, Boston, MA

The Digital Access and Metadata Librarian works to implement and maintain digital access projects including: development and implementation of metadata strategies, digitization of analog materials, and digital asset management. Collaborates with the Digital Archivist on digital preservation and the Cataloger/Metadata Technician on metadata production for access. This position is a liaison to Library, Instructional Technology Group (ITG), and IT staff, external vendors and partners, and consortia. Core responsibilities include identifying digitization projects, organizing teams to develop workflows, creating and managing metadata, and working with stakeholders.

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


Qualifications

Required

  • ALA accredited master's degree in library/information science or equivalent experience.
  • 2-5 years of library experience with digital access or curation responsibilities, including project management responsibilities.
  • Ability to plan, coordinate, and implement effective programs, complex projects, and services.
  • Knowledge of metadata schemas and standards (such as AACR2, Dublin Core, METS, MODS, PREMIS, RDA, and TEI) and controlled vocabularies such as LCSH.
  • Knowledge of how to create metadata for both analog and digital objects, including understanding of DACS and MARC cataloging standards.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of current and emerging trends in digital asset management theory, standards and technologies to enable access to digital records.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Ability to thrive and actively participate in an environment that supports diversity and inclusion.

Preferred 

  • Knowledge of issues related to the ingest, maintenance, and preservation of digital objects.
  • Awareness of developments in the Digital Humanities.
  • Knowledge of issues related to intellectual property, copyright, and accessibility for born-digital and digitized objects.    

 

Duties 

  • Develops and documents policies and procedures concerning digital objects and metadata, establishes workflow, implements appropriate standards and best practices, and conducts quality assurance for digital collections.
  • Collaborates with Digital Archivist on archival special collections projects and the Cataloger/Metadata Technician on metadata production for access.
  • Evaluates and prepares items for digitization and provides or reviews metadata for born-digital and digitized objects.
  • Establishes standards for Cataloger/Metadata Technician.
  • Oversees batch loading of metadata records of Emerson-generated content and works with external digitization vendors and partners such as Digital Commonwealth.
  • Remains current with emerging standards and strategies.
  • Provides metadata or complex and original cataloging for materials in analog and electronic formats, such as print books and ebooks, print and electronic serials, streaming and analog media, born-digital and digitized objects, whether owned or licensed by the institution. Oversees batch loading of metadata records.
  • Works with ITG, IT, Assistant Library Director for Systems and Technology, and external vendors to maintain, troubleshoot and implement systems, both open source and commercial, that form the underlying infrastructure for the Library's digital access management systems such as JSTOR Forum and the integrated library system (ILS).
  • Collaborates with Fenway Library Organization and other consortia librarians, Emerson staff, and stakeholders to evaluate new systems and products.
  • Works with librarians, archivists, and other staff and faculty to identify and prepare items for digitization.
  • Collaborates with them to create and maintain online exhibits to enhance discovery of and access to digital materials.
  • Assists the library by identifying and applying for grants and external funding for digital initiatives, and other duties as assigned. 


Salary: Grade 16 (https://www.emerson.edu/human-resources/benefits/staff-compensation/salary-range)

For full posting and to apply: https://emerson.peopleadmin.com/postings/18904 

 

Additional Information

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

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

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

 

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Call for Proposals: Aslib Journal of Information Management Special Issue

Innovative Methods in Health Information Behaviour Research


Special issue call for papers from Aslib Journal of Information Management

This special issue, to be published in 2019, is guest edited by Ina Fourie (University of Pretoria, South Africa) and Heidi Julien (University at Buffalo, NY, USA). 

 

Due date: The due date has been extended to 15 February, 2019

What is the focus of this special issue? 

Methods in information behaviour research have remained relatively stable over time. Interviews and questionnaires remain the primary methods used in empirical studies. Although a diversity of diseases, contexts and groups has been covered in information behaviour research for health contexts, understanding of information behaviour can benefit from studies using a range of more innovative methods, including visual methods, methods focusing on embodiment, discursive approaches, and participatory techniques.  

For this special issue, we invite papers on innovative research methods used in studies of health information behaviour. The emphasis must be on the critical assessment of the method, and its particular value for the group under study, rather than a simple report of findings. Potential methods of interest could include (but are not limited to):

 

  • Participatory methods including participatory action research
  • Visual research methods
  • Metaphor identification
  • Methods focusing on embodiment
  • Discursive research methods, e.g. narratives, traditional storytelling
  • Autoethnography
  • Agile research methodology 
  • Meta-analyses, systematic reviews, and content analyses on the use of these methods in health information behavior studies will also be considered. 


Submissions 

Papers should focus on any one or more methods appropriate to study health information behaviour, in the context of any disease or user group; the focus should be on the use of innovative research methods. The value of the research methods should be assessed in a critical and analytical manner. 


Opinion pieces will not be considered for the special issue. 

Papers should be 4,000 to 9,000 words in length (including references) and in formatted accordance with the journal's author guidelines. 


About the Journal 

Aslib Journal of Information Management (AJIM; previously: Aslib Proceedings, ISSN: 2050-3806) is a peer-reviewed international journal providing key insights into the latest international developments in the research and practice of information management and information science.  

Information about the journal can be found at http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=AJIM 


Schedule dates and submission deadlines 

Paper submission: 30 January, 2019 (extended to 15 February, 2019)

Notice of review results: 30 March, 2019 

Revisions due: 30 April, 2019 

Publication: Aslib Journal of Information Management, volume 71, issue 5, 2019

 

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Part-Time Library Assistant, Pine Manor College, Chestnut Hill, MA

The Library Assistant aids in student success and growing the graduation rate of the college by supporting the provision of information services to the Pine Manor College community. The Annenberg Library is seeking an innovative, collaborative individual to join our team. We are a small, creative team looking for an applicant who shares our user-oriented and mission-driven philosophy. This is an excellent position for a beginning MLIS student. Previous library work experience is a plus but is not required.  This part-time position is for the 2018-2019 academic year, and can be extended each school year.  (Shifts may be available during school breaks and Summer 2019).  The start date for this position is February 2019.


Position Scope

  • Provides circulation services:
    • Shelves and shelf-reads materials
    • Processes holds
    • Supervises work-study students in performing circulation/reserves and stack maintenance functions
  • Provides basic reference services:
    • Provides research assistance
    • Creates and updates online research guides
    • Assists the reference librarians during instruction sessions
    • Participates in collection development for assigned subjects
  • Troubleshoots basic computer, printer and other technical issues

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required, MLIS candidate preferred
  • Basic knowledge of library operations and searching electronic databases
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Previous customer service experience a plus

 

Special Requirements

Selected candidate will be subject to a Personal and Criminal background check prior to employment.

 

Hours

This position is part time with shifts available for afternoon, evening, weekend and occasional holiday hours during the fall and spring semesters.  Between 15 and 20 hours per week depending on availability and library need.  Tuesday and Friday day shift and Wednesday evening shift availability preferred.

Regular Library semester hours:
M-Th: 8 am-10 pm

F: 8 am-5 pm

Su: 2 pm-10 pm

 

Pine Manor College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to being the place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, to stay, and do their best work.

 

Send resume and cover letter to:

Mackenzie Davison

Director of Library Services: Access Services & Programming

mdavison@pmc.edu

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Primary and Kinder Librarian, Humanitree, Mexico City, Mexico

Due to continued expansion Humanitree is seeking to employ an  innovative, creative and experienced Primary and Kinder Librarian to start in August 2019.

About the School:

Humanitree is a prestigious new paradigm in education, located in the heart of Mexico City, which gives students a unique preparation for life. We offer child-centred learning, which is enquiry based and supported by cutting edge ICT. At Humanitree we believe in creating an inspiring, engaging and fun educational environment. Small class sizes of 16 children allow for an individual and personalized education for each child.

 

All applying librarians should:

  • Be fully qualified/experienced librarians.
  • Have at least 2 years of full time school library experience.
  • Have a genuine love of young children's reading.
  • Be innovative.
  • Be a positive role model for students and faculty.
  • Be lifelong learners.
  • Use instructional technology.
  • Have knowledge and experience of library management.
  • Knowledge of phonics and literacy at kinder and primary level.
  • Have a collegial and collaborative approach to learning.
  • Take an active role in their own professional development.

 

Humanitree offers:

  • The opportunity to work in an innovative, creative and child centred learning environment.
  • Small class sizes that allow teachers to engage on a deeper level with children and the curriculum.
  • Competitive salary and benefits.
  • Flight allowance
  • Private medical and life insurance
  • Housing allowance
  • Continuous professional development.
  • Good work/life balance.

 

Application process:

To complete the online application form, please visit the application portal and click the "Apply Now" button.

The deadline for applications is Thursday, 31st January 2019. 

Initial, first stage Skype interviews will take place on a rolling basis for short-listed candidates and early applications are encouraged. Final stage face-to-face interviews will take place in London between Monday 4th - Friday 8th February. Final stage Skype interviews will be arranged for non-UK based applicants.

 

Safeguarding:

Humanitree is committed to safeguarding children. All candidates will be expected to undertake an enhanced DBS check or local equivalent prior to taking up any offer of employment.

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Summer 2019 Knowledge Management Intern, Abt Associates, Cambridge, MA

About Abt:
Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Associates is regularly ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms and one of the top 40 international development innovators.  The company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in more than 40 countries.


Internship Description:
Abt Associates seeks bright, talented, and intellectually curious students to add to our talent pipeline. As a paid Knowledge Management intern in the Centers and Knowledge Team, you will have the opportunity to gain hands-on industry experience while being exposed to challenging projects and learning from some of the top experts in the field. Interns will be exposed to a depth and breadth of expertise and knowledge through events and programs throughout the summer. Our summer internship program consists of a robust and structured curriculum that encompasses professional development opportunities, networking events, and a mentorship program. This position is located in Rockville, MD or Cambridge, MA.


The Summer Internship Program at Abt Associates is 10 weeks, beginning June 3 through August 9, 2019. Interns must be able to work full time (40 hours per week) for the duration of the program. Abt Associates does not provide housing.


Key Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Assist business units in implementing their knowledge collection strategies
  • Assist with development and documentation of content health review processes
  • Assist with needs assessment and usability evaluation of KM platform
 
Department / Division Qualifications:
  • Is currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate level degree program
  • Ideal candidates will have academic or work experience in Information Management or Knowledge Management, and have familiarity with UI/UX design principles
  • Familiarity with Microsoft SharePoint desirable but not required
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
 
Program Minimum Qualifications:
  • Has completed at least two years of college coursework (undergraduate candidates)
  • Has excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Is available to work full-time throughout the 10 week internship
  • Is eligible to work in the United States
  • Transitioning military are encouraged to apply
To apply, please visit our application portal.


Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits.

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Part-Time Branch Librarian, Beverly Public Library - Farms Branch, Beverly Farms, MA

The part-time branch librarian works under the general supervision of the Head of Branch Services.  This is a part-time position with one morning and one evening per week year round and every Saturday October through May.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Include the following; other duties may be assigned.

  • Responsible for working as a reference/circulation/children's librarian at a busy, service-oriented branch library. The work requires the exercise of considerable skill, initiative, and independent judgment.
  • Must be able to assist patrons in a friendly and professional manner with their information needs.
  • Must be adept at working with children, adults, and young adults.
  • Plans, coordinates, and presents services, resources, and programs designed to interest children.
  • Must enjoy working with children.
  • Conducts story hours and other programs in the library and in the community designed to develop among children a love of reading and learning.
  • Responsible for opening and closing the branch library building.
  • Instructs patrons in the use of the online catalog and other library resources.
  • Troubleshoots various equipment, such as PCs, printers, LCD projector, etc.
  • Assists in monitoring the behavior and conduct of patrons in the Library.
  • Ensures that supplies are stocked.

 

Qualifications:

Master's Degree in Library or Information Science from a graduate school program accredited by the American Library Association (Staff Librarian) OR currently enrolled in a Master's Degree program in Library or Information Science from a graduate school program accredited by the American Library Association with half or more courses completed, including a course in Reference (Librarian I).


Full/Part Time: Part Time

Education: BA/BS

Salary: $18.38/hour (Librarian 1), $25.90/hour (Staff Librarian), depending on qualifications

Closing Date: 02/08/2019


How to Apply:

Interested applicants should submit resumes to Martha Morgan, Beverly Public Library - Farms Branch, 24 Vine Street, Beverly, MA 01915 or email mamorgan@noblenet.org no later than Friday, February 8, 2019.

 

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Call for Submissions: 2019 Lillian Marrero Scholarship Award

The Lillian Marrero Scholarship Award was established to encourage library science students who are committed to serving the Latino community by providing financial assistance, and to help recruit and nurture more diverse and multilingual library staffs. 

The scholarship is named in honor of the late Lillian Marrero, a librarian of the Free Library of Philadelphia, for her excellent service to underprivileged communities, as well as for her outstanding commitment to representing, recruiting for, and promoting the REFORMA Northeast Chapter and its missions. 


Award: A $1,000 scholarship, to be awarded in two disbursements. 


Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Candidates must be currently enrolled (either full-time or part-time) in an accredited MLS or Ph.D library school program and provide proof of enrollment. 
  • Candidates must be a current, active member of the REFORMA Northeast Chapter (Active status is determined by participation in RNE meetings, events, and committees. Please check http://reformanortheast.org for upcoming meetings and events.)
  • Candidates should demonstrate an understanding of and desire to serve the Spanish speaking community. 


The REFORMA Northeast Chapter's Lillian Marrero Scholarship Award is not restricted by age, gender/gender orientation, national origin, creed, sexual preference/orientation, or minority group association membership. Applications and additional information are currently available on http://reformanortheast.org. Applications may be submitted from January 1st, 2019 to April 1st, 2019. Applicants will be notified on April 15th, 2019 of the Scholarship Award Committee's decision. 


For more information, please contact Louis Muñoz, RNE Scholarship Committee Chair, at louismuniz@yahoo.com, with the subject line "2019 RNE Scholarship." 

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Temporary Manuscript Processor - Historical & Special Collections, Harvard Law School Library, Cambridge, MA

The Manuscript Processor will process collections of HLS faculty papers and make them available for research using minimal (light) processing guidelines developed by the Harvard Library's Joint Processing Guidelines Working Group. The Manuscript Processor will work to make HLS modern manuscript collections open for research.  Following guidelines developed by the Harvard Library's Joint Processing Guidelines Working Group, the processor will assist in establishing collection level control of recently acquired faculty papers, as well as legacy collections. This is a part-time temporary non-benefited position, 14 hours per week through June 2019, with the possibility for an extension contingent upon continued funding.

 

Typical Duties

  • Under the guidance of the Curator of Modern Manuscripts in the Harvard Law School Library's Historical & Special Collections unit, the Manuscript Processor will process collections to either an "unprocessed B" or "Level I" standard as described in the Joint Processing Guidelines.
  • Develop policies and procedures to adopt ArchivesSpace in processing workflows such as accessioning, creating a finding aid, etc.
  • Develop and maintain collection processing metrics, which will be used to plan large-scale application of minimal processing workflows to legacy collections.
  • Staff the Reading Room desk 2-4 hours per week.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Experience and Education

Required

  • Manuscript processing experience
  • Demonstrated familiarity with ArchivesSpace
  • Familiar with MS Office environment
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds; load, transport, and unload library materials on a cart; use a stepladder to shelve and retrieve manuscript boxes; operate hand-cranked compact shelving. Some materials may be dusty or moldy.

 

Strongly Preferred

  • MLS with Archives concentration completed or in progress
  • Experience working in a library special collections environment
  • Experience handling special collections materials

 

Schedule: Flexible between the days/hours of Monday - Friday 9:30 am to 5 pm. Tuesday/Thursday availability strongly preferred. The term of the position runs through June 2019, with the possibility of an extension. 

 

Salary: $22/hour. No benefits.

 

To apply: Please email a resume and cover letter to Edwin Moloy, Curator of Modern Manuscripts, emoloy@law.harvard.edu

 

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Research Experience for Master's Students (REMS), School of Information at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Are you interested in applying to a doctoral program or would you like to find out more about what PhD programs entail? Interested in a research career investigating such topics as the impact of libraries and archives, instructional technology, user experience, privacy and security and data analytics? 

The University of Michigan School of Information is hosting a 12-week intensive summer Research Experience for Master's Students (REMS) from other iSchool master's programs or related master's programs, May 28-August 16, 2019. Please note that this program is only available to US Citizens and Permanent Residents.

Come develop your research skills with world-renowned faculty and in leading institutions on the U-M campus. The students selected for 2019 will engage in a variety of research projects and receive close mentorship as they investigate key issues in information science with UMSI faculty or researchers. The REMS program supplements the experience in the research project with a broad range of educational and social activities that create a community of scholars among participating students. Students completing the program will be eligible to apply for funding to attend a conference to present their research project.



For descriptions of the research projects, as well as information on eligibility and the application process, please visit REMS web page. Note that both current and graduating domestic students are eligible. Applications will be accepted until February 18, 2019

Participant benefits

  • Participate in an original research project with leading U-M faculty and researchers
  • Develop research skills through one-on-one mentoring and instruction on research
  • In-depth orientation on research in the information sciences and the responsible conduct in research and scholarship and weekly educational seminars
  • Potential for funding to attend a conference to present findings
  • $10,000 stipend

 

We encourage applicants from underrepresented populations and give top priority to applicants from schools with limited research opportunities.

For more information contact: UMSI-REMS@umich.edu.

This project was previously funded by a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services RE-01-15-0086-15.

 

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Call for Submissions: SPIE Digital Library Student Travel Stipend

$1200 SPIE Digital Library Student Travel Stipend - Call for Submissions

Stipend to attend the SLA 2019 Annual Conference, June 14-18, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio USA

 

SPIE Digital Library is sponsoring for library school students an award of a $1200 travel stipend toward payment of expenses incurred while attending the 2019 Special Libraries Association Annual Conference in Cleveland, Ohio. This award will be presented at the awards event at the 2019 SLA Annual Conference. Award winners will receive one complementary ticket to the awards event.


SPIE Digital Library is the world's largest collection of optics and photonics applied research.

 

Deadline for Submission: March 15, 2019

 

Qualifications:

The SPIE Digital Library Student Travel Stipend Award will be given to the qualified student who submits a personal statement of up to 1000 words on how they believe this award will benefit them personally and professionally.

 

Instructions for submission:

Submit your application by March 15, 2019. Provide your name, address, telephone number, email address, name of your library school and statement to:

Bette Finn

bette.finn@library.gatech.edu
Phone: 404-894-1790

 

Notification:

Applicants will receive notification on award status by late March. The award check will be presented at the SLA conference.


The award recipient's name will be posted to the Engineering Division's website.


An announcement and introduction of the award recipient will be posted to the Engineering Division website, and will appear as an article in the Sci-Tech News.

 

The award winner will receive a one year SLA student membership to the Engineering Division ($20).


Post Award Requirements: 

The award winner will be required to fulfill one of the two post award requirements:

  •      Attend an Engineering Division Board meeting shortly following the annual conference to give a report about your conference experience.
  •      Submit an article to the Engineering Division newsletter, SciTech News, within six months of attending the conference covering your conference experience or what you took away from the conference.

 

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Independent Extracurricular Part-Time/Temporary Position, Marist Missionary Sisters, Waltham, MA

We are looking for a student who can design an extensive Personnel Database in MS Excel 

  • Flexible schedule 5-10 hours per week
  • Hourly rate -  $15.00 per hour
  • Student will be responsible to ensure the information is stored effectively and securely

 

Requirements:  

  • Proficiency in MS Excel and Outlook
  • Strong understanding of database structure principles
  • Well organized with great attention to details

 

We look forward to arrange an appointment to discuss our functional needs assessment. 

Please call Sr. Joan at (781)893-0149 located in Waltham, Ma. OR email Sr. Joan at maristsistersarchives@gmail.com

 

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Assistant Professor, iSchool at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

The School of Information Studies (SOIS), the iSchool at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in Data Science. The selected applicant will be expected to maintain an active research agenda in their field of interest.

Ideal candidates will be interested in research and pedagogy in data science. Possible research and teaching areas might include but are not limited to: machine learning, data mining, text mining, data visualization, and network analysis.

 

About UWM: 

UWM is a doctoral/research intensive university and Wisconsin's premier public urban institution, offering a comprehensive liberal arts, sciences and professional education at the undergraduate and graduate level to nearly 25,000 students. UWM has earned the highest rating for a research institution from the Carnegie Classification of Institution of Higher Education, often referred to as R1 status. UWM is one of only 115 R1 institutions.


The School of Information Studies offers several educational programs: a Bachelor of Science in Information Science and Technology (BSIST); a Masters of Science in Information Science and Technology (MSIST) degree in partnership with the Department of Computer Science; an ALA-accredited Masters of Library and Information Science (MLIS); several coordinated graduate degree programs, including Health Informatics; transcript-designated concentrations within the MLIS Archival Studies, Public Libraries, Information Organization, and Information Technology; post-masters Certificates of Advanced Study in Archives and Records Management and Digital Libraries; and a PhD in Information Studies. The School has a strong research faculty, more than 900 students, and state-of-the-art information technology.

 

SOIS houses the Center for Information Policy Research, and its faculty organizes three other research groups: the Research Group for Information Retrieval, Knowledge Organization Research Group, and the Social Studies of Information Research Group. The School's research and instructional programs are designed to be a resourceful blend of the University's mission with the School's information focus, international scope, and interdisciplinary mindset.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in Information Science or related at the time of the appointment.
  • Evidence of potential for teaching both in the SOIS undergraduate and graduate programs in Information Science.
  • Excellent research promise in relevant area.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to teach courses in areas such as machine learning, data mining, text mining, data visualization, or network analysis
  • Experience or demonstrated ability in the design and delivery of courses in a variety of formats, including onsite and online.
  • Evidence of a collaborative focus in research.

 

Instructions for Applicants: 

This is a continuous recruitment. Review of applications will begin on February 28, 2019. Applications received after February 27, 2019 may not receive consideration.

 

All applicants must apply online via jobs.uwm.edu. A strong application packet will include a cover letter outlining their interest, a current CV, a document outlining their research area or research interest, a writing sample (i.e. peer reviewed journal abstract or article) and a document listing the names and contact information for three references.


AA/EO Statement 

UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status. 

Reasonable Accommodations 
UWM provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact 
uwm-jobs@uwm.edu or 414-229-4463. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability. 

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials 
UWM is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin's Open Records Law. UWMwill not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin's Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of "final candidates" and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request. 

CBC and Reference Check Policy 
Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Act) 
For the UWM Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see 
http://www.cleryact.uwm.edu/, or call UWM's Dean of Students Office, Student Union 345 at (414) 229-4632 for a paper copy.

 

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Call for Proposals: 47th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science / L'Association canadienne des sciences de l'information

The movement of information across borders is of particular interest to information studies, both as this movement occurs through our own scholarly work and as a key phenomenon of information in the world. Focusing on information as action, as becoming informed, we draw attention to how data, facts, misinformation, perspective, or stories circulate in society. How do contemporary modes of communication enable or distort the transmission of information? How does information generated through lived experiences among one group of people leave that context and become meaningful to
people in another?

We see information flow and exchange as key elements of the Congress 2019 theme of "Circles of Conversation." CAIS/ACSI 2019 seeks to feature work that explores information in the context of dialogue, conversation, and exchange. We are particularly interested in work that shows the effect of information studies outside the academy or work that connects with knowledge and voices from outside the academy.

We invite papers and proposals representing diverse themes and methods related (but not limited) to the above theme. Consider the following topics:

  • outreach
  • conversation health & moderation
  • relationship-building
  • impact of initiatives outside the library/academy
  • impact of the outside world within the library/academy
  • knowledge translation
  • decolonization and Indigenization
  • challenge to established authority


Types of proposals

CAIS/ACSI welcomes proposals reporting on empirical, theoretical, and practice-based research. Proposals may be submitted in English or French. CAIS/ACSI will have overlapping dates with several related conference associations such as CAPAL/ACBAP. If you wish to propose a paper or panel for a shared session, please contact the conference organizers as you prepare your submission.

Papers: 20-minute oral presentations of completed or well-developed projects on topics suitable for publication in scholarly journals. Proposals reporting on completed or ongoing research will be given preference. Diverse and innovative perspectives (theoretical and applied) and methodologies are welcome. Proposals should be in the form of an extended abstract (approximately 1000-1500 words excluding references). Please use this template: CAIS-ACSI-2019-Abstract-Template.

Panels: One-hour oral presentations from three or more authors on emerging domains, trends, or contrasting viewpoints. Panels are an opportunity to engage in discussion of shared concerns including those not available in completed research or yet adequately recognized. We recommend three to five panelists plus a moderator and there will be an opportunity to modify the list of panelists after acceptance. Proposals should be in the form of an extended abstract (approximately 1000-1500 words excluding references), that identifies the topic to be discussed, provides an overview of the structure of the panel, and includes relevant qualifications and contributions of each participating panelist. Please use this template: CAIS-ACSI-2019-Abstract-Template.

Student-to-CAIS/ACSI and Best Paper by a Practitioner Awards: Paper proposals by graduate students and practitioners will be considered for these awards. The Student-to-CAIS/ACSI award includes a monetary prize. Both awardees will have the opportunity to publish the full manuscript in the Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science / La Revue Canadienne des Sciences de L'information et de Bibliothéconomie. In order to be considered for these awards, please indicate if you are a student or practitioner in your proposal. Winners will be selected based on their extended abstracts. Details of the award, including previous winners, can be found at the CAIS/ACSI website at www.cais-acsi.ca.

Proposals will be evaluated on theory/methodology, clarity, impact/originality, and overall quality. Proposals will be received and reviewed using the EasyChair system: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=caisacsi2019.


Doctoral Forum: We are pleased to invite students to the third annual Doctoral Forum. The Forum's goal is to provide students with an opportunity to present and discuss their research project, get feedback from senior researchers, and make connections with other doctoral students. Students at any stage of their doctoral program are invited to submit to the Forum.


Submission: 250-500 word abstract describing your research project.


Please be prepared to present on an aspect of your research for 5-10 minutes, which will be followed by discussion. More details will be provided upon acceptance.

To participate, please fill out the following submission form: https://goo.gl/forms/rD3Gb6k7knYYfWuk2.



The submission deadline for all proposals is Thursday, January 31, 2019.

Authors will be notified no later than March 4, 2019. All presenters must register for the conference. Abstracts will be published on the CAIS/ACSI website once registration has taken place. Final versions must be submitted no later than April 30, 2019. Authors are also encouraged to submit full papers to the Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science / La revue canadienne des sciences de l'information et de bibliothéconomie.

Registration: The conference will take place June 3-5, 2019, as part of the 2019 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of British Columbia (June 1-7, 2019). Registration will be available online through the Congress website (http://congress2019.ca/register). Congress 2019 will offer childcare options and family-friendly activities.

For further information, please contact the CAIS/ACSI 2019 Conference Co-chairs.

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Associate Director, Information School at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI

Job Number: 96740-AS

Work Type: Staff - Full Time

Department: L&S/The Information School

Location: Madison

Categories: Dead, Director, Executive, Instructional, Management/Supervisory, Other

Anticipated Begin Date: July 1st, 2019


Degree and Area of Specialization: 

Master's degree required; Ph.D. in library and information studies or related field preferred.

 

Minimum Number of Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience: 

Required qualifications/work experience: 

  • Minimum of one year of administrative experience (3 or more years preferred)
  • Experience in managing complex budgets (3 or more years preferred)
  • Previous work must demonstrate excellent communication skills, a history of a collaborative working style, and commitment to fostering an inclusive and diverse departmental culture


Preferred qualifications/work experience: 

  • Experience in a leadership or supervisory role
  • Experience teaching in online and face-to-face environments
  • Experience advising students in a university setting in Library and Information Studies (LIS) or related area
  • Ability to speak in front of others, lead meetings, and co-provide resident trainings/orientations
  • Experience in program development


Position Summary:

The Information School [iSchool] at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for the position of Associate Director. This is a leadership position involving a range of responsibilities including budgets, program development and administration, and teaching and advising Masters students. The position requires candidates to be equally comfortable with spreadsheets and people. 

The iSchool provides classes for undergraduates, Masters and PhD degrees, and certificates and continuing education for information professionals. The iSchool has a teamwork mindset that is student-focused. A successful candidate will be part of a dynamic program that values community, learning, and collaboration. 

 

Additional Information: 

Preferred candidates will have a track-record reflecting the following skills and knowledge: 

  • Ability to manage many detailed projects simultaneously under tight deadlines
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to apply data to decision making
  • Advanced skills in creating and reconciling budgets
  • Skills in teaching groups of 20 to 40 students
  • Supervision skills
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with campus, professional, and community groups
  • Ability to calmly address difficult situations
  • Demonstrated commitment to an inclusive, positive, team-focused work environment
  • Skills in working effectively within a diverse community
  • Strong organizational ability and attention to detail
  • Adept at building interpersonal relationships with constructive interactions and communicating effectively in writing and in person

 

Contact: 

Lori Ushman
ushman@wisc.edu
608-263-2908
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )


Instructions to Applicants:

Please click on the following link and click the "Apply Now" button to start the application process. 

An applicant may be hired into an associate faculty associate, assistant faculty associate, or faculty associate title depending upon experience. Title will be determined upon hire. 

For questions on the position, contact: Lori Ushman, iSchool Department Administrator, ushman@wisc.edu, (608) 263-2908 

To apply for this position you will need to upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for at least three professional references, including your current supervisor. References will not be contacted without advance notice. 

Your cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to the minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience listed above as well as examples of your collaborative working style, commitment to fostering an inclusive and diverse environment, and your excellent communication skills.

 

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

 

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Mary P. Key Diversity Resident Librarian, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

The Ohio State University (OSU) Libraries invites applications for the position of Mary P. Key Diversity Resident Librarian https://library.osu.edu/mary-p.-key-diversity-residency-program. OSU Libraries' Mary P. Key Diversity Residency Program, is a three-year residency designed to fuel professional growth and development of librarians launching their careers.  Residents' work experiences during the appointment will help them build exciting, transferable skills while receiving career mentorship to help them in their transition from academic training to professional librarianship.  This residency exposes incumbents to the broad array of specialties and services within a modern, comprehensive academic research library ranked as one of the nation's top 10 public university libraries. As part of the program, residents engage in impactful experiences that actively contribute to advancing our strategic plan which includes a commitment to advancing equity, diversity, inclusivity, access, and social justice at OSU Libraries and in the library profession. We encourage residents to participate in, and provide the requisite funding and schedule flexibility to attend, selected workshops, conferences, and committees to help residents develop a robust portfolio of engagement at the start of their library career. 

 

We look forward to selecting two new residents through this application process. They will join our cohort that currently includes two mid-appointment residents.  As part of the MPK program, resident librarians will have exposure to many foundational areas of the libraries while further focusing their appointment in a specific area that both aligns with their interest and is an area of priority for University Libraries.  Opportunities are available at this time for candidates to gain skills and experience in one of the following areas of focus:

  • Teaching and Learning
  • Science Librarianship
  • Area Studies 

 

Required qualifications, skills and interests:

  • Master's degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited or equivalent program conferred no earlier than December 2016 and no later than the time of appointment
  • Demonstrated commitment to impactfully advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Effective oral and written communication skills as partially evidenced in the included cover letter
  • Demonstrated ability to work creatively and productively in a collaborative environment
  • Outstanding service orientation and/or commitment to user experience
  • Interest in research, scholarship, and continued professional development

Desired:

  • Demonstrated ability to work productively with a diverse range of stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and manage projects


About the Appointment:

This is a full-time, three-year term visiting faculty position (non-tenure track). As a Visiting Faculty member, the resident is strongly encouraged to engage in professional research and publication. The Resident will provide a faculty annual report as well as periodic reports to track progress on established objectives. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience but no less than $52,000 and is paired with an excellent total rewards package including some relocation support. For a summary of benefits, see: https://hr.osu.edu/new-employees/benefits-overview.

 

Application Process Information:

A cover letter is required for consideration. Applicants should specifically include a narrative in the cover letter that addresses their interest in the position, summarizes their relevant experience, and highlights their commitment to advancing equity, diversity, inclusivity, access, and social justice.  If you have a preference for a specific area of focus (listed above) please also note that in your narrative.

 

Please send the all application materials (cover letter, CV, and references) to Brittany Steingass at steingass.14@osu.edu. Include the position title in the subject field.  Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Preference will be given to applications received by February 24, 2019.  

Please visit https://www.jobsatosu.com/postings/92182 for more information.

 

Contact Information:  Patrick Schell, Human Resources, 1858 Neil Avenue Mall, Columbus, OH 43210, 614-292-5917.

 

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Call for Submissions: 2019-2020 REFORMA Scholarships

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019-2020 REFORMA Scholarship and the 2019-2020 Rose Treviño Memorial Scholarship.

Any current or newly entering graduate library school student [M.L.S. or Ph.D.] may apply for these $1,500 maximum scholarships. The applicant must provide proof of enrollment to an ALA-accredited library school. Full-time status is not a requirement. The scholarships are not restricted by age, sex, creed, national origin, or minority group/association membership.

The REFORMA scholarship is open to students who are Spanish-speakers or interested in serving Latinos or the Spanish-speaking.  The Rose Treviño Memorial Scholarship is for those pursuing a degree in children's or young adult librarianship and are Spanish-speakers or interested in serving Latinos or the Spanish-speaking.

The application deadline is March 15, 2019.

More information and the application can be found on REFORMA's Scholarship Page. 

For questions, please email Delores Carlito at dcarlito@uab.edu<mailto:dcarlito@uab.edu> with the subject 2018 REFORMA Scholarship Questions.

 

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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 **

Applications time out after 30 minutes. It is recommended that you save often, or copy and paste your supplemental question responses from a Word document to ensure no progress is lost.

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.

 

Administrative Assistant

Location: Service Center (Marysville)
Pay Range: $22.13 - $30.44 Hourly
Hours per week: 40
Job Requisition: 

Closing Date: February 10, 2019

Job Summary
Perform a variety of administrative support services and general clerical duties for an assigned department(s) to contribute to the effective operation of the Library District's administration.

Essential Functions
Provide effective administrative and office support for library administration through a variety of general clerical tasks.

Perform effective office administration such as creating and maintaining filing systems, maintaining calendar and task follow-up systems to assure timely administrative actions, developing office procedures and systems.

Edit and prepare a variety of documents including reports, presentations, spreadsheets, and correspondences.

Coordinate meeting planning such as preparation of agenda, transcribing meeting minutes, event set up; food arrangements; preparing meeting materials, and assisting with clean up.

Assist with tracking departmental budget expenses and coordinating purchasing.

Support department content management for the library web pages and intranet.

Provide miscellaneous technical support for internal customers including computer software and telephone troubleshooting.

Assist with the development and implementation of new library guidelines and procedures to improve department functioning.

Perform receptionist and mailroom duties including cordial, helpful, and efficient telephone and in-person reception services.


Marketing Specialist

Location: Service Center (Marysville)
Pay Range: $27.89 - $38.35 Hourly
Hours per week: 40
Job Requisition: 15547

Closing Date: February 10, 2019

Job Summary
Create and execute marketing-related content to achieve marketing and promotional objectives with library customer and non-customer groups in support of Sno-Isle Libraries mission and strategic goals.

Essential Functions
Develop and implement strategies which promote and which lead to increased consumption and use of library products, resources, services, and events.

Work collaboratively with clients, stakeholders and partners on brainstorming, development and execution of brand awareness and targeted promotional, product and creative marketing efforts.

Create and produce content for online and print marketing channels, as directed, which may include advertising copywriting, script-writing for print, display, voice and video, social media, or other channels.

Plan and execute marketing efforts, projects and initiatives to reach target audiences through appropriate channels and platforms (social media, e-mail, online, podcasts, etc.).

Liaise with external vendors to design, produce and deliver content or to execute promotional efforts and marketing campaigns.

Track and report ROI for marketing and production efforts, including periodic evaluation of product launches, customer trends and monitoring of brand metrics.

Gather audience and customer feedback to inform marketing efforts.

Monitor and ensure all communication and marketing content complies with established Library brand voice, style guidelines, and content standards.

 

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Substitute Reference Librarian, Goodnow Library, Sudbury, MA

The Goodnow Library seeks an energetic substitute Reference librarian to provide outstanding customer service to its patrons. Ability and enthusiasm for multi-tasking, and adapting to new technologies and services a must.

The ideal candidate will be well-organized, detail oriented, able to work independently and have outstanding customer service skills. A flexible schedule, knowledge of reference sources, current popular literature, and experience with Microsoft Office are a must. Shifts will vary, but primarily include evening and weekend hours. MLS or MLS candidacy required. ACORI will be required for the successful candidate.

Salary: $23.40/hr.tostart. AA/EOE.

 

Resumes received by February 11, 2019 will receive priority.

 

To Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to Emily Tricco at TriccoE@sudbury.ma.us

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Call for Papers: The Second International Symposium on Qualitative Methods

The Institute of Library Research and Information at the National Autonomous University of Mexico invite researchers, teachers, librarians, scholars and practitioners of librarianship, information studies and related areas, graduate students, and those interested in qualitative methods to participate in the 

II International Symposium on 
Qualitative methods in Library and Information Studies 

 June 10th-June 14th, 2019 

 

Academic coordinators

  • Dra. Patricia Hernandez Salazar 
    Institute of Library Research and Information. 
  • Egbert John Sanchez Vanderkast 
    Institute of Library Research and Information. 


To view the entire announcement (in Spanish), please follow this link. 

 

Important dates: 
Submissions should be sent by March 31st, 2019. 
Results will be disclosed on April 21st, 2019.  

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OCLC Library, Archives & Museum Intern, OCLC, Dublin, OH

OCLC, a worldwide library services organization headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, is a leader in information technologies and innovative online services. With office locations around the globe, OCLC employees are dedicated to offering premier services and software to help libraries cut costs while keeping pace with the demands of our information-driven society.

 

We are seeking an intern to join the OCLC Library, Archive, and Museum team of librarians located at OCLC's headquarters in Dublin, Ohio. Throughout this internship, our intern will gain insight into the work corporate special librarians do daily, network with library professionals, learn about the types of libraries OCLC serves, increase familiarity with OCLC products and services, and attend OCLCsponsored events on a variety of professional topics. Dates for the internship will be from May 13 thru August 16, 2019 working full time during the summer months.

 

OCLC Library, Archive, and Museum

The OCLC Library, Archive, and Museum supports the information needs of OCLC staff and manages the organization's corporate archive and museum. Two professional librarians provide reference services, manage the OCLC Library's physical and virtual collections, offer document delivery, and play a unique role in beta-testing new OCLC products and enhancements to existing products. Staff support OCLC employees in Dublin, Ohio and offices around the globe. The OCLC Archive is the official repository for maintaining OCLC's rich corporate history. The OCLC Museum contains informative exhibits for OCLC staff and visitors alike to visit and enjoy.

 

Intern may choose to work in any of the areas described below, or a combination therein:

 

Archives Maintenance, Data Enhancement

Responsibilities include:

• Enhancing existing metadata of OCLC Archive records stored in the OCLC Archive digital repository using CONTENTdm and within WorldCat. This may include editing existing or creating new cataloging records of archive collection items.

• Retrospective editing subject authorities of OCLC Archive entries in CONTENTdm utilizing authority-controlled vocabulary. This may include adding new entries to the controlled vocabulary.

• Correcting links in the OCLC WorldCat knowledge base to connect CONTENTdm entries with records in the OCLC Library's catalog.

• Assisting archive/library staff with OCLC Archive's donations backlog by prepping and digitizing analog documents using a digital scanner and adding/enhancing metadata before importing digital documents into the OCLC Digital ARCHIVE (using CONTENTdm). This may include conducting mini-inventories of archive documents.


Museum Exhibit Research, Creation and Promotion

Responsibilities include:

• Assisting in researching, creating and promoting an exhibit for the OCLC Museum.

• Working with the OCLC Corporate Archivist and staff in other OCLC units as needed to research an idea and prepare the storyline for an exhibit.

• Searching the OCLC Archive collections for relevant exhibit items, design and assemble the exhibit, and help promote it. The exhibit will be viewed and appreciated by OCLC staff and librarians from around the world who tour OCLC's headquarters campus.

 

Library Reference/Research 

Responsibilities Include:

• Working with the Corporate Archivist to pull/prep background information and items for a new OCLC Museum exhibit.

• Learning to search digital archived sources to locate potential objects for assembling potential new exhibits.

• Assisting in answering reference requests from OCLC employees and external callers as appropriate, performing literature searches using internal sources, e.g. OCLC Library and Archive collections, and third-party information sources

 

Students must currently be enrolled in a LIS, Archives or Museum studies graduate level program.

 

Interested applicants must apply online via the OCLC website.

Job Requisition#: R0001135

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Adult Services Librarian & Technology Specialist, Kingston Community Library, Kingston, NH

Job Title: Adult Services and Technology Specialist  

Duties and Responsibilities: 
Provides adult services. Provides technology support and training to the community via individual support and classes. Oversight of technical software and hardware, technology planning, website development, and maintenance. Manages ILS software and reports. Workflow and procedure development. Provides assistance, training and mentoring to the staff in oversight of circulation, cataloging, classification and maintenance of the library collection. Creates marketing materials, catalogs, and develops programming. Develops new programming and introduces new technology. Stays up-to-date on the latest technology trends. Utilize social media for outreach and to inform library users. Maintains log of computer network changes. 

 

Job Requirements:‪

  • 2 years minimum experience providing ‪technical support
  • Library program development, marketing and hosting
  • Office suite; Word, Excel, Powerpoint & Outlook
  • Outlook & Outlook Express email configuration,
  • In depth knowledge of Windows OS
  • ‪PC imaging and configuration
  • Savvy with search engine techniques
  • Experience with Mac and ILS is preferred, but not required
  • Website design and development
  • Library circulation software support
  • Procedure development and writing
  • Grant writing
  • TCP/IP, Routers, WAPs, Wireless, and other networking devices
  • Spyware / adware removal tools / antivirus programs

 

Job Duties:

  • Apply skills described above to resolve clients' issues
  • Troubleshoot software, hardware, network issues & peripherals
  • Provide reference and reader's advisory service to phone-in, walk-in and web-based reference patrons as well as assist with general desk duties.
  • Troubleshoot technology problems for staff and public including issues with the Internet, social media, smartphones, tablets, eReaders, computer applications and library system software.
  • Perform collection development activities as assigned.
  • Attend professional workshops, continuing education courses, and regional and network seminars and meetings.
  • Represent the library to community groups as assigned.
  • Evaluate and prioritize the needs of the library's adult services on a regular basis 
  • Removal of viruses/malware
  • Software upgrades and installation
  • PC Imaging and configuration
  • Helping end users understand software
  • Call clients' vendors for warranty and troubleshooting issues


Accountability: Reports to the Library Director. Works collaboratively with the Library Director, Circulation Assistants, Youth Services Librarian and Youth Services Assistant.


Experience: MLS or MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited program OR A bachelor's degree in a related field AND two (2) years of any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Will consider applicants who are in their final semester of their Masters in Library Science program from an accredited institution.Previous library experience desirable.  Knowledge of MS Office suite required and graphic arts experience is desirable. Experience helping staff and the public with technology questions and training. Wide knowledge of computer software, hardware, internet, and mobile devices required. Knowledge of WYSIWYG web authoring software preferred. Knowledge of Deep Freeze, firewalls and security software preferred.


Salary: Full time salaried.  
Benefits: Medical, Dental
Schedule: 40 hours per week; be available to work evenings and Saturday hours.
Deadline: Open until filled. 


To Apply: Submit resumé, cover letter and the contact information of three references as .PDF files via email at Director@kingston-library.org

Kingston Community Library is an EEOC employer.                                                                        (app. 12/18)

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Executive Director, Minuteman Library Network, Natick, MA

The Minuteman Library Network, in Natick, Massachusetts, is seeking an Executive Director due to an upcoming retirement. This is a rare opportunity to lead an innovative, collaborative, future facing, membership-driven library network in the Metrowest Boston area.


Top candidates' experience should reflect our core values:  encouragement of consensus-building, acceptance of a diversity of opinions, attitudes of respect and open-mindedness, and a willingness to take informed risks.  


The Minuteman Library Network is a diverse group of 41 public and academic libraries plus a Central Site staff working together to provide excellent service and value to member libraries and their patrons through current technologies, efficient resource sharing, collaboration, and shared expertise. Minuteman is funded through annual membership fees, along with support for telecom and resource sharing through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC).


Formed in 1983, Minuteman Library Network serves the Metrowest Boston communities in Massachusetts, a vibrant region with a strong culture of support for libraries, education, and innovation. The Central Site office is conveniently located 18 miles west of Boston, with quick access to major roadways including I-90 and Route 9, as well as an abundance of shopping and restaurant options.


The Executive Director's job description, salary and how to apply can be accessed here: https://www.minlib.net/employment-opportunities.  Closing date is March 1, 2019.  Travel stipend considered for top candidates.


For more information about the Minuteman Library Network, visit our website: www.minlib.net.

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Project Catalogers (Short-Term Contract), The Donohue Group, Inc., Windsor, CT

The Donohue Group, Inc. (DGI) has immediate FULL- AND PART-TIME contract positions available (37.5 hours/week) for a short-term cataloging project in the Boston area. Project is expected to begin in February 2019 and continue into July 2019.

 

Duties: Perform copy and original (brief record) cataloging on a variety of materials. 

 

Required qualifications

  • MLS (ALA accredited) OR equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience; fluency in English. Candidates musthave recent experience in original and copy cataloging. Familiarity and recent work experience with RDA, AACR2, LC classification, LCSH, OCLC and MARC editing. 
  • Extreme attention to detail, a willingness to ask questions, and the ability to adapt to changing project specifications. Productivity and accuracy will be monitored and must be maintained. 
  • Ability to work well in a team environment, get up to speed quickly and navigate smoothly through various software programs. 

 

Compensation: $17.50 per hour. Those with the ability to commit to the full project timeline will be given preference. 

 

Note: This project includes materials in a variety of languages. Applicants with experience cataloging in languages other than English are encouraged to apply. 

 

To Apply: Please email cover letter (highlighting language competencies) and resume to: Pat McCurdy-Crescimanno, MLS, Manager, Business Development, The Donohue Group, Inc. at dgijobs@dgiinc.com. 

 

Address: The Donohue Group, Inc., 41 Mechanic Street, Windsor, CT 06095. 

Website: https://www.dgiinc.com/careers/

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Graduate Assistant - Community Engagement Programming, Simmons University, Boston, MA

Located in the heart of Boston, Simmons University offers the many benefits of a small university in the nation's best "college town".  Simmons has a cherished history of visionary thinking and social responsibility, and a strong mission that has remained constant for over a century; to provide transformative learning that links passion with lifelong purpose. 

 

Simmons Community Engagement facilitates and promotes community-based learning and develops strategic partnerships to advance learning, promote civic engagement, and enhance community involvement in order to create a more just society.  During the past century, innovative and long- term partnerships between Simmons and the Boston community have influenced social welfare reform, improved K-12 schools, established public health programs, supported libraries and literacy, and helped empower women.  Today, more than 40 programs and initiatives connect Simmons with its Boston neighbors, including schools, hospitals, non-profit organizations, and government agencies. 

 

Reporting to the Assistant Director of Student-Led Community Service, the Graduate Assistant will play a key role in connecting undergraduate students to the Boston Community and strengthening Simmons reputation as a community engaged university.   This role will contribute to Simmons' mission of enriching and expanding student co-curricular experiences. 

 

In collaboration with the Office of Student Leadership and Activities, and other campus partners, the Graduate Assistant will assist with research, development, and implementation of on and off-campus programs designed to enhance the undergraduate student experience and benefit the Simmons community. This role enhances opportunities for community engagement by fostering a supportive, positive and impactful environment while connecting Simmons undergraduates to one another, local agencies, and to the Boston community.

 

Essential Responsibilities:

  • With the Assistant Director for Student-Led Community Service, provide students with community and civic engagement opportunities that support and connect Simmons undergraduates to each other, to the Boston community and to local organizations consistent with the mission and goals of Simmons Community Engagement
  • Assess students interests using vehicles such as surveys, focus groups, etc.
  • Review existing Simmons and best practice research to determine student interests and inform program development to meet first year students' interests and needs
  • Maintain and foster new relationships with community organizations to expand student engagement opportunities
  • Contribute to the development and execution of programming that enables students to reflect and connect with one another sharing across the multiple experiences they have in the community
  • Collaborate with Simmons departments and programs that support first year students in an effort to enhance and support student retention initiatives


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience with a minimum of 1 year of relative work experience required
  • Previous experience in similar role preferred
  • Prior experience in higher education or the non-profit sector a plus
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others toward a common goal;
  • Excellent engagement and relationship building skills with external community partners, as well as stakeholders of all organizational levels across a diverse environment
  • Strong organization and communication skills

Position Details:

  • This position may be required to work occasional nights or weekends 
  • This role is a part-time position (20hrs/week)


Instructions to Applicants: Please submit a resume and cover letter in the Resume/CV section of your application. To view the full application and apply, please follow this link. 

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.

 

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Supervisor of Youth Services, Portsmouth Public Library, Portsmouth, NH

LIBRARIAN II: Supervisor of Youth Services                                                           

Classification: Grade 13A

Salary Scale: $51,125-$65,486

Full Time: 37.5 hours/week

 

Nature of Work

The purposes of this position are to dynamically lead the Youth Services department in providing and administering a rich and diverse range of services for children and teens; to create a welcoming, warm, respectful and inspirational environment in which library patrons and staff learn, grow and thrive; and to facilitate and participate in collaborative decision making both within the department and with other library staff and administrators.

This includes supervising department personnel and functions, acquiring and maintaining diverse, up-to-date, top notch collections; using and training others to use information technology to access information and cultural materials which fulfill customer needs; providing suitable places for patrons to partake in intellectual, communal and playful activities; and working cooperatively with City departments, businesses, academic and cultural organizations and schools to meet the specific needs of the City's diverse populations. 

This position also involves conducting an ongoing "environmental scan" seeking out opportunities for new and/or improved library services, materials, programs, displays, furniture, space usage, community partnerships, and other forms of innovation.

Performance is subject to review according to the City's personnel plan through observation, reports and the results achieved.

 

Examples of Essential Job Function

1. Plans, coordinates and administers the operations of all services for children and teens by developing and implementing approved department procedures, maintaining records and statistics, assisting in annual budget preparation and interviewing staff candidates.

2. Keeps library collections for children and teens current and effective by strategically selecting materials in multiple formats and weeding the collection continuously.  Selection is accomplished through evaluating materials, reading reviews, and drawing upon knowledge of children's and teen's literature and youth development. Weeding involves evaluating the physical condition and usefulness of all materials in the collection.

3. Provides reference assistance for children and teen level inquiries.  Aids customers in locating desired materials by providing readers advisory services, teaching the use of library reference sources and the online catalog, searching reference materials to answer a wide variety of questions and by conducting sophisticated information searches using print resources and electronic databases. Prepares bibliographies for the library, schools and other organizations.

4. Develops, implements and supervises a diverse range of programs and services for children and teens, including providing book talks, leading story hours, creating displays, visiting area schools and community groups to discuss library programs, conducting library tours, planning and leading the implementation of all summer reading programs for children and teens, and much more.

5. Works with colleagues to publicize and promote Youth, Teen and All Ages library programs and services in the community.

6. Oversees Youth Services web pages and communications, and the department's contribution to the library's creative, collaborative social media presence.

7. Provides supervision to department staff by making job assignments and evaluating work performed, and by orienting and training new employees on library and department procedures.

8. Helps develop, interpret and implement library policies, rules and procedures and assists in their evaluation for effectiveness, efficiency and contribution to customer service.

 9. Prepares statistical reports, customer surveys and management reports.

10. Monitors the behavior and conduct of library patrons.

 

Examples of Other Job Functions

1. May teach computer classes and provide other forms of technology instruction.

2. May assist with grant writing and fulfillment.

3. May participate on and/or chair library committees.

4. May assist with library exhibits.

5. May contribute to library electronic and print publications.

6. May oversee Youth Services participation in large scale, library-wide programs.

7. Performs such other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned.

 

Environment, Working Conditions, Mental and Physical Effort 

Works in office, library and/or school environments which are subject to uncomfortably warm or cool temperatures.  Continuous intellectual effort is required to maintain a current knowledge of library resources, intellectual development, literature and information resources.  The work requires lifting print and other materials, office equipment and supplies weighing up to 40 pounds and being able to carry a reasonable quantity of materials from places where they are stored to places where they may be used.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills and Capabilities

An incumbent in this position consistently demonstrates a(n)...

1. Thorough understanding of theories of infant, child and adolescent learning and development and their implications for library service.

2. Advanced knowledge of the principles and practices of professional library administration and services to children, teens an caregivers; thorough knowledge of the reading abilities, interests and needs of children of different ages; thorough knowledge of children's literature and developments in the children's and young adult's library field; thorough knowledge of children's collections, long and near term planning, children's and young adult's program development, the administration of library operations, contemporary supervisory and personnel practices and the use of information technology in children's services. 

3. Strong ability to supervise personnel and work in a high-energy, team-oriented environment. This includes effective delegation of responsibilities to appropriate staff.

4. Excellent personal example of providing a high level of service to customers. Proven ability to work effectively with children, teens, parents, teachers and other caregivers.

5.  Ability to develop, implement and present programs for children and teens. Creative abilities in such areas as storytelling, art and dramatics.

6. Expertise in locating and providing assistance using relevant print, media and other materials to meet the intellectual, educational, cultural and entertainment needs of children, teens, parents, teachers, caregivers and the public.

7. Expertise using Microsoft Office applications and conducting online research using free and subscription-based services.

8. Proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with customers, co-workers, employees in other municipal Departments and City officials. This includes excellent verbal and written communication skills, excellent listening skills, and the ability to make clear presentations, reports, and give clear instructions.

9. Commitment to ongoing professional development and the necessary judgment and public relations skills to deal with people effectively and appropriately.

 

 

Minimum Required Qualifications

Candidates must possess a master's Degree in Library Science and two or more years of related professional library experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and relevant library experience which demonstrates possession of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.  He/she must have supervisory experience.  He/she must have proficiency and experience with office productivity software and a demonstrated ability and interest in using computers, the Internet, mobile and emerging technologies as it relates to resources and services for children and teens.

 

(The above descriptions are illustrative.  They are intended as guides for personnel actions and are not complete itemizations of all facets of any job.)

 

APPLY TO:    Click Here to apply by email or Click Here to download an application form

          City of Portsmouth

          Human Resources Office                    Human Resources Director:

          1 Junkins Ave.                                     Dianna Fogarty

          Portsmouth, NH  03801                      (603) 610-7270

 

The City of Portsmouth is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

 

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Summer 2019 Corporate Librarian Internship, Akamai Technologies, Cambridge, MA

Do you love library science, but feel like the MARC format is holding you back? Are you passionate about information literacy, but school and public libraries aren't your dream? Are you tired of Dewey and want to invent your own classification structure? 

 

If you answered "yes" to any of those questions, come join our awesome team of top-notch communicators for the summer! Akamai's Network Documentation team is looking for a fearless, independent intern to help tame our information wilderness. We believe that introducing library and information science into a fast-moving computer engineering environment makes everyone, from hardware engineers to field technicians, happier and more effective in their work. 

 

We're looking for an information professional who is hungry for adventure and innovation, ready to try blazing their own trail, and comfortable working with highly technical materials. Send us your resume and a project, portfolio, or paper that showcases how great you are at skills like these.


As a librarian intern, your responsibilities may include:

  • Applying principles of library science to technical information network
  • Collaborating with communications team to strategize library system
  • Categorizing and classifying technical materials
  • Designing or modifying schemes and standards to meet user or collection needs


Required Skills

Currently pursuing a Bachelor's or Master's in related field and returning to the program after completion of the internship

Desired Skills

  • Cataloging or classification, especially of non-traditional materials
  • Information literacy instruction or advocacy
  • Understanding information-seeking behavior
  • Designing or modifying schemes and standards to meet user or collection needs
  • Applying information science in a technical or engineering setting
  • Understanding a community, audience, or non-user group

 

To view the full application and apply, please follow this link. 

 

About Akamai Technologies

Akamai secures and delivers digital experiences for the world's largest companies. Akamai's intelligent edge platform surrounds everything, from the enterprise to the cloud, so customers and their businesses can be fast, smart, and secure. Top brands globally rely on Akamai to help them realize competitive advantage through agile solutions that extend the power of their multi-cloud architectures. Akamai keeps decisions, apps and experiences closer to users than anyone - and attacks and threats far away. Akamai's portfolio of edge security, web and mobile performance, enterprise access and video delivery solutions is supported by unmatches customer service, analytics and 24/7/365 monitoring. To learn how Akamai is shaping the future of digital transformation, visit www.akamai.com and follow @Akamaijobs on TwitterFacebookLinkedIn and Instagram.

 

Akamai is a growing, and evolving, company with offices and operations around the world. As such, we strive to foster inclusive and representative workplaces where all employees are wholly welcome, and enabled to share and benefit from each other's diverse contributions, as one global team. Our commitment to diversity reaches beyond our corporate offices, to our business partners and suppliers who share the same principles, and whose employees we value as integral to the Akamai business family. Learn more at www.akamai.com/diversity.

 

Akamai Technologies is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. If you'd like more information about EEO rights under United States law, please click here

 

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Call for Submissions: SALALM Conference Attendance Scholarship

Established to encourage professional and leadership development in Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies librarianship, the award of up to $1,500 enables a master's candidate in an ALA-accredited (or equivalent) library, information, or archival studies program to attend the next SALALM annual conference, June 26-29, 2019, hosted by the University of Texas at Austin.

 

Since its founding in 1956, SALALM has provided the only national and international forum focused on Latin American studies library collections and services. The SALALM Conference Scholarship includes a one-year membership in the organization.

 

Who should apply:

Applicants who demonstrate a strong interest in Latin America, the Caribbean, Iberia or their diasporas and who have career aspirations involving service to users seeking information about, or researching topics involving these areas, are urged to apply. Competency in one of the area's major languages is highly important.

 

Eligibility:

Open to Master's degree candidates in ALA-accredited programs in library and information studies in the United States or Canada who have successfully completed at least one quarter or semester of study.

 

Application Materials:

  • Completed application form
  • Personal Statement
  • Current Résumé
  • Letter of Reference
  • Unofficial Transcripts

 

Deadline for all application materials: March 15, 2019

Award Granted: March 30, 2019

 

Full information and online application:

https://salalm.org/about/scholarships-and-awards/salalmscholarship/

  

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Nursing and Life Sciences Librarian, Villanova University, Villanova, PA

Villanova University's Falvey Memorial Library seeks an enthusiastic, innovative, and collaborative professional to shape and deliver programs of library instruction, research assistance, scholarly outreach and resource management in a dynamic academic library environment. 


Reporting to the Director of Research Services and Scholarly Engagement, the Nursing and Life Sciences Librarian serves as the Library's expert on research, learning culture, and information practices in the fields of nursing and the life sciences. S/he shares expertise through instruction and consultations and creates educational resources to facilitate student and faculty scholarship. S/he serves as liaison to the College of Nursing and the biology department and advocates for constituents' needs to other library staff. S/he selects, assesses and deselects assigned subject collections to support the research and curricular needs of faculty and students. S/he builds and maintains collaborative relationships with faculty and students in assigned subject areas and develops innovative marketing strategies to ensure awareness of library services. 


S/he participates in a collaborative model of reference and research support. S/he leads or coordinates one or more services, programs, committees, and/or initiatives. S/he contributes to programs and initiatives of Falvey Memorial Library, Villanova University, and professional organizations, as appropriate.  


For more details and to apply, visit here: https://library.villanova.edu/jobs 

 

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Bibliographic Researcher and Document Delivery Assistant, Harvard Law School Library, Cambridge, MA

Harvard Law School Library is looking for a Bibliographic Researcher and Document Delivery Assistant to help the Faculty Research and Information Delivery Assistance (FRIDA) team. 

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

 

Schedule: Up to 15 hours a week at $11 an hour.  Times and days are generally flexible although our preference is for hours in the afternoon. 

 

Send Resume to George Taoultsides:  gtaoultsides@law.harvard.edu

 

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Electronic Resources Librarian, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

Princeton University seeks an experienced, innovative, and service-oriented professional as Electronic Resources Librarian. Provides vision & expertise in the management & organization of Princeton's extensive ER collections and has a leadership role in their life-cycle. Assists the Assistant UL for Collection Development in negotiating licenses and working with vendors & consortia to provide the highest quality e-resources for teaching & research. Advocates for fair terms & pricing, open access, new models of shared access, and content preservation. This position chairs the Electronic Resources Operations Group (EROG), team of librarians and staff with responsibilities for ER across the Library in Collection Development, Scholarly Collections Services and Information Technology & Metadata Services (ITIMS). Maintains and communicates awareness of ER emerging issues, ongoing developments and technologies. Works with ER staff in Ivy Plus Libraries on new services & collaborative opportunities. Represents Princeton in regional, national and international professional organizations.

 

Responsibility for such deep collections demands expertise & collaboration across the library, through all facets and complexities of the ER life-cycle, from acquisition to access, administration, support and evaluation. Works closely with 50+ subject specialists to identify new e-resources, communicate changes in content & platforms, and evaluate & assess collections for content, discoverability and ease of access. Coordinates teams of acquisitions staff who process purchases and subscriptions, and metadata librarians & staff who provide records & indexing for discovery and register resources for EZProxy. Engages with Research Services, Web, UX, and ITIMS to emphasize & facilitate access to e-resources in the Library's discovery systems. Works with CD and ITIMS staff to generate reports for review & assessment by selectors. Works with Library Communications Office in a strategic partnership to highlight the Library's e-resources for Princeton users through traditional & social media.

 

Princeton University Library, one of the world's leading research libraries, has a dedicated, knowledgeable staff of 300 in a large central library, 9 specialized branches & 3 storage facilities. PUL supports a diverse community of 5300 undergrads, 2900 graduates, 1200 faculty, and many visiting scholars. Holdings include more than 8 million printed volumes, 5 million manuscripts, 2 million non-print items, and extensive collections of digital text, data & images. See: http://library.princeton.edu

 

Required qualifications: 

  • ALA-accredited Master's degree in library science
  • Minimum 5 years professional experience managing e-resources in an academic research library
  • Thorough ER life-cycle understanding & successful working experience
  • Demonstrated success communicating a vision for ER 
  • ER licensing knowledge
  • Good program coordination or supervisory experience
  • Excellent communication & interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of colleagues & scholars
  • Strong analytical, organizational & time management skills
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills; emphasis on user-centered approach
  • Ability to work effectively in a service-oriented, rapidly changing environment

 

Preferred qualifications: 

  • Experience working with vendors & publishers
  • ERMS experience
  • Good project management skills
  • Data manipulation & assessment experience
  • ILS and PeopleSoft experience

 

Apply directly: https://puwebp.princeton.edu/AcadHire/apply/application.xhtml?listingId=10341

 

The successful candidate will be appointed to an appropriate Librarian rank depending upon qualifications & experience. Applications will be accepted only from the Jobs at Princeton website: http://dof.princeton.edu/academicjobs and must include a resume, cover letter, and a list of 3 references with full contact information. This position is subject to the University's background check policy. 

 

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Multiple Positions, Sno-Isle Libraries, Multiple Locations, 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 **

Applications time out after 30 minutes. It is recommended that you save often, or copy and paste your supplemental question responses from a Word document to ensure no progress is lost.

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.

 

Communications Specialist

Location: Service Center (Marysville)
Pay Range: $27.89 - $38.35 Hourly
Hours per week: 40
Job Requisition: 15439

Closing Date: February 3, 2019

Job Summary
Plan, develop, create, deliver and communicate consistent and timely content, special events and information to raise awareness, educate and connect library customers and other audiences to the library, its mission and strategic objectives.

Essential Functions
Develop, organize and implement informational initiatives and communication strategies aligned with content and messaging calendar.

Collaboratively develop, create, coordinate, deliver and provide input on content for various internal and external communications channels and traditional or e-published materials. 

Support time-sensitive information needs for media and public records requests. 

Support communication needs of senior leadership and managers.

Coordinate, edit and advise on content assigned to or produced by other Sno-Isle Libraries employees, as well as external contractors and vendors.

Assure that created content complies with established library district brand voice, style guidelines and standards.
 
In addition to providing the functions listed above, specialized communications assignments may include:
 
Channel Content Developer and Creation 
Plan, develop and coordinate an annual content and messaging calendar.
 
Research, write articles and identify relevant topics that align with content calendar and library objectives.
 
Collaboratively develop, create, help edit and finalize content for online and publications to targeted audiences.
 
Lead or support cross-functional teams of content writers, designers and other staff to develop content specific for print, audio, video or online channels, when appropriate.
 
Targeted Audience Coordination 
Coordinate the development and delivery of effective library customer email/text messaging and campaigns.
 
Launch and provide quality assurance for new email campaigns; optimize campaigns with frequent testing; track results and work with appropriate staff to evaluate key performance indicators.
 
Develop and maintain key customer and audience contact relational databases to coordinate timely targeted communications efforts to targeted recipients.


Library Associate, PERS Eligible

Location: Snohomish

Pay Range: $24.84 - $34.04 Hourly
Hours per week: 40
Job Requisition: 15425

Closing Date: February 3, 2019

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
Perform skilled paraprofessional library support services to contribute to the Library District's effective operation.

Essential Functions
Provide general, basic reference and information service by: assisting customers in the use of library facilities, equipment, resources, and services. Refer complex readers' advisory and reference questions to a Librarian or appropriate staff member.

Provide courteous and efficient customer service by performing circulation desk tasks.

Create and present programming for all customer groups as assigned.

Develop program materials, including reading lists, promotional displays, and presentation materials.

Provide training to customers in basic library skills including the use of public computers, catalog and reference computers, Internet, and devices.

Assist customers in resolving technical problems or issues. Maintain and troubleshoot equipment utilized in a community library.

Perform other library support services including opening and closing buildings and assisting in maintaining the library in neat, clean, and orderly condition.

Perform collection maintenance activities through the use of reports and data, to include weeding the collection for condition as well as reallocation of library materials.

May be designated in charge of the community library in the absence of other supervisory staff or building manager.



Assistant to the Executive Director

Location: Service Center (Marysville)
Pay Range: $6,075.33 - $8,413.60 Monthly
Hours per week: 40
Job Requisition: 15322

Closing Date: February 1, 2019

Job Summary
Provides high level administrative support to the Library Executive Director, Board of Trustees, and Leadership Team. Incumbent operates in an environment characterized by involvement in broad system-wide issues and interaction with a variety of internal and external stakeholders on complex, confidential and sensitive matters. Performs a wide variety of administrative functions that affect District-wide issues which require the independent managing of multiple tasks and projects with competing priorities and deadlines. Other tasks include the screening and prioritizing of communications from external and internal sources, developing internal and external contacts throughout the organization and communities, and maintaining the administrative processes and public records for the Library District and Library Capital Facility Areas.

Essential Functions
Provides administrative support for the Executive Director to include calendar management, phone screening, both internal and external meeting scheduling, travel and conference arrangements, travel reimbursement preparation, correspondence and report preparation.

Provides administrative support for the Board of Trustees to include monthly Board meeting materials and agenda preparation, meeting minutes, record keeping, accuracy review of staff reports, distribution and mailing, incoming and outgoing correspondence, conference and travel arrangements, and expense report preparation.

Maintains positive relationships with community stakeholders, local government officials, and local library advisory boards and Friends groups.

May represent the Executive Director at meetings.

Provides Library District record maintenance to include the annexation agreements with cities, external contracts document log, central filing system, record retention, and information required for State audits.

Provides support for the Library District's Capital Facility Areas (LCFAs) to include the coordination with County officials to schedule meetings, preparation of meeting agendas, meeting minutes, resolutions, and essential documents, as well as record management and maintenance.

Works directly with attorney(s) to prepare official documents for LCFA governing bodies.

Provides grammatical and content editing of external and district-wide documents for Communications Director, Administrative Services Director, and other departments.

Prepares worksheets, tables, and makes statistical calculations for budget documents and other financial records.

Develops and maintains District-wide stakeholder contact database to include data gathering, analysis, and report preparation.

Initiates projects, research assignments, budget management, administration procedures and activities as well as the production and review of documents, reports, and financial information for the Executive Director as directed.

Ensures that stakeholder information is passed from or to the Executive Director accurately and in a timely manner and that those important decisions/actions are not delayed or mismanaged.


Collection Services Manager

Location: Service Center
Pay Range: $8,892.00 - $12,493.87 Monthly
Hours per week: 40
Job Requisition: 15159

This position will remain open until sufficient qualified applicants are received. To ensure first consideration, please submit your online application by January 13, 2019.

Sno-Isle Libraries seeks a self-motivated professional who is an innovative thinker and a strong communicator for the position of Collection Services Manager. This position will provide leadership and support to the Collection Services staff to ensure that the quality and timeliness of collection services align with the Library's strategic priorities.

Sno-Isle Libraries is a large, two-county library district in the beautiful north Puget Sound region of Washington State. District boundaries stretch from rugged timberlands to suburban centers, from rolling farmlands to the ocean vistas. Set in the fastest-growing corner of the state, Sno-Isle Libraries is home to a 1.2 million-item collection, serving more than 750,000 residents through 23 community libraries, a bookmobile, outreach services, and our website at www.sno-isle.org.

Job Summary
Direct the system-wide service for developing library collections by overseeing the selection, ordering, and cataloging of library materials and resources to assure that the collection meets the intellectual, recreational and learning needs of the geographically diverse communities served by the Library District.

The position is accountable for assuring the fiscal soundness of the materials budget and the Collection Services unit. The position also serves as consultant to all district librarians and staff responsible for the maintenance, promotion, display, and organization of the Library District's collection. The position also provides expert advice and assistance to staff who manage collection-related enterprise systems.

Essential Functions
Provide leadership and direction in the management of the Library District's materials selection and collection development service. This includes: directing and performing district-wide community needs analysis and collection assessments; supervising selectors' work to ensure that sound selection decisions are made; coordinating the development of collections for new or expanded library buildings; assisting and advising on the development of policies for selection of materials; guiding library staff on maintenance, assessment, and organization of local collections.

Provide effective leadership and direction including establishing, encouraging, and monitoring expectations for all Collection Services staff to assure excellence in the quality and timeliness of collection services that support the Library's mission, vision, and strategic priorities. This includes: interviewing, selecting, and training staff; scheduling and assigning staff to assure optimum service levels and uses of staff skills and abilities; coaching staff and arranging for or giving continuing training to enhance their capabilities and to enhance quality of service; and applying Library District personnel policies and procedures.

Assure the sound stewardship of budget resources for Collection Services, including working with the Director of Technical Services to develop and manage the annual materials budgets. Oversee all Collection Services budgets including the reconciliation of budget expenditure reports with the general ledger, and initiating corrective action as needed.

Analyze and evaluate department workflows and adjust priorities for staff to maximize operational efficiencies. Align priorities and work plans with the Library's strategic focus.

Respond to internal and external customers regarding collection inquiries, concerns, and Requests for Reconsideration of Library Materials.

Support the Library District by acting as a strategic Collection Services resource for community libraries staff. This includes: overseeing effective data analysis on collection size and use, using statistical tools provided by the Library District, providing training and coaching for staff to develop, maintain, and market attractive and well-used collections, and consulting with library staff on the evaluation and internal organization of and space planning for collections in new and existing community libraries.

Represent the Library with stakeholders, such as Library Boards, Friends, and other groups, as well as vendors and other library organizations about collection Services.


Page *Continuous* Job 12201

Pay Range: $15.45 - $21.52 Hourly (15 hrs/wk)

Sno-Isle Libraries is accepting applications for Page 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 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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End Processing Assistant, Harvard College Library - Houghton Library, Cambridge, MA

End Processing Assistant, Harvard College Library - Houghton Library (Cambridge)

Please note: This is a 90-day temporary appointment.

This position reports to the Technical Services Librarian.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepares booktabs, spine labels, and ownership labels; selects and affixes donor bookplates, all according to Houghton security and preservation policies
  • Performs measurement and construction of protective CMI cases for Houghton printed materials
  • Responsible for the transfer of rare and other materials to the Harvard Depository (HD): modifies holdings/item records; packs and labels materials for transfer and storage; moves heavily-loaded cases to the mailroom.

 

Qualifications

    Basic Qualifications

The describe the objective, relevant skills and experience requirements a candidate must have to be considered for the position.  Candidates that do not meet these criteria will not be forwarded to the hiring manager.

  • BA and prior library experience required, preferably in an academic library
  • Familiarity working with library materials
  • Competence with Microsoft Office suite and Windows operating system
  • Position requires regular lifting and moving of materials from bookcases and storage areas including materials weighing up to 40 pounds and pushing heavily loaded book trucks
  • The employee must have a high tolerance to library-related allergens

Additional Requirements:

These describe any additional attributes, either objective or subjective, that are desirable but not mandatory.

  • Able to perform repetitive work accurately with attention to details. 
  • Experience with working in an ILS, preferably Alma
  • Good hand-eye skills for handling fragile and rare paper-based materials
  • Able to work productively with minimal supervision; to schedule and prioritize work to meet stated deadlines; and to work collegially and communicatively with others

 

EEO Statement:

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

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Education: BA/BS

Salary: Commensurate with experience

How to Apply

In order to apply, please send resume and cover letter to: pyzynski@fas.harvard.edu

 

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Librarians-in-Residence, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

In support of developing the next generation of librarians and information professionals, the Library of Congress is promoting the second year of an exciting program--Librarians-in-Residence at the Library of Congress. The program gives early-career librarians the opportunity to gain meaningful work experience in at least one of the following general areas of specialization: Acquisitions and Collection Development, Cataloging and Metadata, Collection Preservation, Reference and Instruction, and Systems and Standards. 

 

The Librarians-in Residence will receive professional development by undertaking assignments that contribute to the ongoing mission and work of the Library. In addition, they will participate in enrichment activities and receive mentoring from seasoned Library professionals. As they become acquainted with the Library of Congress and its strategic goals, the residents will come to understand the role of the world's largest library and its significance to Congress, the American people, and researchers from across the nation and abroad.

 

Newly-graduated librarians and information professionals are encouraged to apply, to bring their intellectual engagement, technological prowess, and theoretical knowledge of library and information science to bear on practical challenges. Selectees will be offered an initial six-month, temporary appointment at the GS-9 pay level. The program is open to students who have earned, or will complete, their Master's degree within an American Library Association-accredited program after December 2017 and by June 2019.

 

Each candidate's application package will include a résumé, transcript, statement of professional interest, and the names of three references. The three references must be: 1) the dean or director of their school, 2) a professor in their school or a supervisor in their current job, and 3) an individual of their own choosing. References may be contacted by telephone or email, and asked about the candidate's qualifications. The details of the application process are posted at: loc.gov/librarians and loc.gov/ifp

 

The submission period will be open from January 23 through February 22, 2019. The expected starting date for selectees is July 8, 2019. For questions and more information, please contact Linda Stiber Morenus at Librarians-in-Residence@loc.gov.

 

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Patron Services Assistant (Part Time), The Social Law Library, Boston, MA

Job Title: Patron Services Assistant (Part Time)

Date Written: January 17, 2018

Library Unit: Patron Services (Collection Maintenance, Circulation, Document Delivery)

Immediate Supervisor: Patron Services Librarian


This job involves consistent interaction with library patrons both in person and over the phone to help them locate materials in the print and online collections. A Patron Services Assistant must be comfortable working in a group with frequent interruptions and have the ability to communicate clearly with fellow library staff and library patrons. A customer service work ethic and the ability to juggle multiple ongoing projects are expected. The Patron Services Department works closely with the Reference and Membership Departments to provide efficient and on time library services.

 

Job Duties and Responsibilities (Includes approximate percentage of time spent on each):

1. Staffing the Circulation desk (30%)

Greeting patrons when they enter the library; making sure members and non-members properly log in to the library system; providing orientation to the library and the collection; checking materials in and out; corresponding with patrons via phone, email and in person; retrieving materials for patrons requested via phone, email or online catalog; referring patrons to the Reference Department; communicating with the Reference Librarians; and opening and closing the Library.

 

2. Filling Document Delivery orders (30%)

Receiving and retrieving copy orders placed by phone, email, fax, online or in person; copying and scanning materials using photocopier or microfiche reader/printer to fill orders; delivering orders via email and USPS; running credit card information; using an online order system to track and maintain orders; retrieving court documents from the Supreme Judicial Court and Appeals Court Clerk's office.

 

3. Performing Collection Maintenance (30%)

Primarily includes scanning and shelving materials in the library by location and call number; shelf reading for accurate call number order; updating loose-leaf filing volumes as needed; and assisting with collection shifts, stack labeling or other clean-up projects. These tasks may be done off-site at member firms as part of the Library's Point-to-Point services. 

 

4. Other duties as assigned (10%)

These can include everything from helping to set up for library events and other administrative tasks to placing service calls for broken copiers and managing library card problems. It also includes administrative tasks as assigned.  

 

Position Requirements: 

Education: Bachelor's degree and an MLIS or current enrollment in a library science program. 

Experience: Prior library experience using Innovative's Millennium or Sierra ILS; law library experience preferred, but not required.

Knowledge and Skills: Patron service work ethic required. Must be detail oriented and able to follow instructions. Ability to work independently and maintain harmonious working relationships. Ability to work well with frequent interruptions. Knowledge of basic computer skills including OPAC searching. Must be comfortable with frequent telephone and computer use.

Contact with Others/Scope of Authority: Frequent contact with Library members, visitors and staff. Travel may be required to perform similar tasks at member libraries.

Working Conditions: The Social Law Library is an air-conditioned smoke-free facility. Position requires stamina to load, unload and push book trucks and work on one's feet for periods of up to three hours at a time. Job entails some moderate lifting and furniture moving.

Hours:  A minimum of 21 hours per week to be worked primarily on-site Monday through Friday (between 8am and 8pm), although some time may be spent at patrons' offices. A minimum of two closing shifts (until 8 PM) is required. Specific days and hours to be mutually agreed upon with the Patron Services Librarian. Regular attendance is required; a fixed schedule must be maintained. 

 

Compensation: $15 per hour

 

Contact:               

Submit letter of interest and resume to: 

Andrew Hyland, Patron Services Librarian

Social Law Library

John Adams Courthouse

1 Pemberton Square

Boston, MA 02108-1792

Voice (617) 226-1500

Fax (617) 523-2458

e-mail:joblistings@socialaw.com

 

 

This job description is meant to be a general guide to the duties and responsibilities of the position and is not intended to list every possible task you may be called on to perform.

 

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Director of Special Collections & Archives/Librarian, Union College, Schenectady, NY

Job no: 492555
Appointment Type: Admin Full-time
Department: Schaffer Library
Categories: Administration
Position Grade: LS


The Director of Special Collections and Archives will provide vision and leadership for managing and using the unique special collections and archives to support and expand modes of research, teaching and scholarly communication.  The Director will lead, manage and assess all archival and special collections functions of the unit including, appraisal, arrangement, description, and creation of access tools for archival records. The Director is responsible for developing programs and services to curate and promote special collections and archives by providing access to rare books, manuscripts and archival resources, teaching primary research skills and fostering the creation of new knowledge.  The Director will collaborate with the Kelly Adirondack Center staff and Director and Curator of Art and Exhibitions to raise awareness of the College's cultural resources and heritage.  The Director will serve on the library's Library Planning Team to work collaboratively to advise the College Librarian on strategy, budgets, program development and grants. The Director is responsible for managing, supporting and developing a group of diverse library employees.  As a member of the library faculty, the Director is also expected to pursue a focused program of professional development, scholarly activity and college service.

The department's manuscript collections are especially rich in material  pertaining to nineteenth century Union College alumni, faculty, and administration, such as the John Bigelow (Union Class of 1835) Collection which includes books, letters and manuscripts.  The rare book collection contains a rich subset of artists' books, significant works of American and British literature, and important work on the history of science and early technology.  Other areas of strength in the book collections include Schenectady history, the history of General Electric, and early American humor.  


Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in library or information science required from an ALA-accredited program with advanced coursework in archival management or a Masters of Archival Studies. 
  • ACA certification preferred;
  • Minimum of five years of experience in academic library management in an academic special collections or archives setting;
  • An equivalent combination of degree and experience will be considered;
  • Knowledge of emerging digital technologies and an understanding of how technology has and continues to transform academic libraries, digital scholarship, teaching, and curation;
  • A successful record of progressively responsible experience in employee development, change management and team building, including a demonstrated commitment to building and supporting a diverse and inclusive library faculty and staff;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current principles, best practices and standards of special collections and archives;
  • Demonstrated ability to learn, experiment, and advance skill sets to meet challenges associated with emerging technologies;
  • Demonstrated experience managing archival content management systems such as ArchivesSpace or similar software;
  • Demonstrated commitment to undergraduate education;
  • Excellent communication skills both orally and in writing;
  • Evidence of effectiveness in the field, as well as scholarly activities and professional services;
  • Demonstrated experience in strategic planning, project planning and management, implementing and assessing program services;
  • Experience with grant writing, public outreach and project management;
  • A successful record of working collaboratively with a diverse group of library colleagues, faculty, administrators, staff and students to accomplish goals.

Note: All new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, and criminal history background check.


Union College

Officially chartered in 1795, Union College is the fifth-oldest liberal arts college in the country. Located in the Capital District of New York State, Union is a highly selective residential and undergraduate college, home to 2,200 students and 220 faculty, and offering 44 majors. Union was the first liberal arts college to rethink the traditional liberal arts education and adopt an engineering curriculum. That pioneering approach continues today with an education that encourages students to work beyond the limits of disciplinary boundaries, allowing them to think globally and lead innovatively in a world where problem solving requires breadth across humanities, arts, social sciences, science, and engineering.

Union College offers an exceptional benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, life and disability coverage, a generous 11% retirement plan contribution and tuition remission.


Diversity at Union College

Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status. Union College is committed to providing access and will provide reasonable accommodation in its application process to individuals with disabilities that request such accommodations.


Non-Discrimination Policy

Union College will not discriminate in the recruitment or selection of faculty and employees, or in any other area of employment, on the basis of age, sex, race, national origin, religion, religious belief, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and veteran status. In this regard, opportunities for advancement will be made available without bias. The College is also subject to state and federal laws, supports efforts to attract and retain fully qualified women and other minority group members for faculty and other positions. Union College will comply with the letter and intent of all State and Federal laws and applicable orders pursuant to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.


To view the full description and apply, please follow this link. 

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Call for Proposals: ALISE Youth Services Special Interest Group (SIG)

The ALISE Youth Services Special Interest Group (SIG) seeks proposals for original contributions on youth, learning, and information in a global context, including reports of research, theory, pedagogy, or best practices. Selected proposals will be presented at the 2019 ALISE conference being held in Knoxville, TN in September 24-26, 2019. Proposals should address the 2019 conference theme, Exploring Learning in a Global Information Context: https://www.alise.org/alise-2019-conference

The panel may include 3-6 presentations. The session will begin with presentations of each paper (10-20 minutes each depending on the number of selected proposals), followed by an open discussion and Q&A.

The proposals must include:

●  Title of presentation
●  Author information: full name, institutional/organizational affiliation, and email
●  A proposal abstract (approximately 500 words)
The title, author information, and a reference list are not included in the word count.

Please email your proposals to both SIG co-chairs: Dr. Abigail L. Phillips ( abileigh@uwm.edu) and Dr. Kyungwon Koh (kkoh@illinois.edu) by  11:59 pm CST, Feb. 28, 2019.

Acceptance will be notified by March 15, 2019. Presenters are required to register for the ALISE 2019 conference.

Feel free to contact the SIG co-chairs if you have any questions or comments.

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

North Shore Community College seeks an enthusiastic and student-focused librarian reporting to the Coordinator of Public Services to provide reference and instructional services on the Lynn campus during daytime hours when classes are in session. The Librarian will provide individual and group instruction sessions, assist with circulation and reserves, and participate in ongoing library initiatives. The successful candidate must enjoy working with our diverse community of users and share a commitment to support student learning.

This is a 20 hour per week daytime position, with requests for reemployment considered for renewal each semester for the academic year and for summer sessions.  Hours will be negotiated between Monday and Friday from 8 am - 4pm based on the Library's needs.

 

Duties & Responsibilities:

1.    Provides reference services, online assistance, and one-on-one library instruction that promotes the information literacy competencies of our students

2.    Assists in providing chat, email, and SMS reference support on an assigned schedule

3.    Offers class instruction in information literacy

4.    Participates in the assessment of student learning and evaluation of the overall effectiveness of our instructional services

5.    Participates in collection development activities

6.    Assists in collection maintenance projects

7.    Assists in the development of new library programs and services

8.    Serves as a backup for the access services assistant as needed

9.    Performs other duties, as required

 

Requirements:

  • MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program (MLS Candidate may be considered with appropriate coursework)
  • Reference and instruction experience
  • Knowledge of online databases and Internet resources
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Reliability and dependability are extremely important

 


Additional Information:

Salary:  $28.29 per hour This is a non-benefited, MCCC Unit position.

Starting date: February 4th, 2019

 

About North Shore Community College: 

NSCC is one of 15 Massachusetts community colleges. The college serves 26 cities and towns along the coastal region from north metropolitan Boston to Cape Ann. Since its founding in 1965, NSCC has grown from a single building to three campuses, and from five to nearly 90 academic programs of study. The college has an urban campus in downtown Lynn, a suburban campus in Danvers and a cosmetology and culinary center in Middleton. Nearly 35,000 students have graduated from NSCC. The college is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

 

Application Instructions:

Submit resume and cover letter indicating how your experience matches the qualifications of the position. 

Please apply here: http://www.northshore.edu/hr/jobs/

 

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

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Call for Nominations: 2019 Mark A. Greene Emerging Leader Award

Do you know a colleague who is in the early stages of an archives career and who exhibits great leadership skills? Please consider nominating her/him for the Society of American Archivists' Mark A. Greene Emerging Leader Award. The deadline is February 28, 2019.

 

Awarded for the first time in 2012 and renamed in 2017, the Mark A. Greene Emerging Leader Award celebrates and encourages early-career archivists who have completed archival work of broad merit, demonstrated significant promise of leadership, performed commendable service to the archives profession, or some combination of these. Nominees must have more than two years and less than ten years of professional archives experience at the time of nomination. The award is given based on the total experience and contributions of the awardee, including knowledge, leadership, participation, and achievements in the profession.

 

Requirements:

  • Nominees must be SAA members and will have more than two years and less than ten years of professional archives experience. Nominees must meet as many of the following criteria as possible:
  • Work of merit that has made a substantive contribution to an area (or areas) of the archives profession beyond the nominee's local institution and that holds promise for future contributions.
  • Demonstrated leadership through collaborative work or exemplary service to local, regional, and/or national archival and cultural associations.
  • Involvement in successful outreach and advocacy efforts on behalf of the nominee's institution and the archives profession.


A nomination must include the nominee's résumé and three letters of support from colleagues who are familiar with the nominee's work and professional activities. members, each representing a different institution.

 

Here is a link with more details on the award criteria, eligibility and the application form: https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/45673-Society-Of-American-Archivists

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Call for Proposals: Information Literacy Network of the GCC Spring Symposium

Call for Papers

Information Literacy Network of the Gulf Cooperation Council

Education, Impact, and Reflections

ILN GCC Spring Symposium, Abu Dhabi, April 24 - 25, 2019



Please consider submitting a proposal for the Information Literacy Network of the GCC's Spring Symposium. The theme of the symposium is "Education, Impact, and Reflection." The Conference Planning Committee gladly welcomes proposals for research reports, panel discussions, workshops, and poster presentations. We are seeking proposals from academic, school, public, and special librarians, as well as educators and researchers, on any topic related to information literacy. The Committee encourages creativity.


The ILN GCC Spring Symposium will be held on April 24 - 25, 2019, at New York University Abu Dhabi, located on Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The two-day symposium will bring together librarians, educators, and researchers from the Gulf region and beyond. We seek to exchange ideas, best practices, and exchange knowledge amongst attendees. 


1st deadline for online submission: January 27, 2019

2nd deadline for online submission: February 15, 2019


For more information please see the call for proposals:

https://www.ilngcc.org/call-for-papers


Submit your proposal here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf9fuOmGRNqtYKEdZV4TJtk4jY_YFbZkgi6XwpU6rz5MYHwig/viewform


Registration will open on February 1, 2019. The event will cost $15. If you have any questions regarding proposal submissions, please contact Jeff Verbeem jeffery.verbeem@zu.ac.ae.

 

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Collection Analysis and Digital Preservation Fellow, National Transportation Library (NTL), Washington, D.C.

Join the National Transportation Library (NTL) and be offered an opportunity to gain hands-on learning and skills in collection analysis and digital preservation, relating to transportation. The Fellow will learn to use Tableau to create and analyze NTL Collections and create bibliometric dashboards. The Fellow will learn how to identify, evaluate, and process legacy content of historical significance for long term digital preservation. Content may include audio files, research datasets, reports, still images, and memos. The Fellow will learn to migrate formats as needed to preserve usefulness, apply metadata, and add to transportation collections in NTL's digital repository. 



The Fellow will also have the opportunity to collaborate with NTL staff on new projects and initiatives as they arise.
Under the guidance of a mentor, opportunities to gain skills and experience may include:

  • Operating a digital repository
  • Assessing records for duplication, metadata quality and adherence to NTL metadata policy
  • Creating finding aids
  • Collaborating with NTL Metadata Librarians on authority control projects, such as improving the integration of digital object identifiers into NTL systems
  • Participating in workflow assessment for web-archiving
  • Collaborating with NTL Digital Librarian and NTL Data Curator to develop a policy for transportation web content and identify best practices using Internet Archive's Archive-IT service
  • Assisting in furthering NTL's social media efforts to promote library resources and services
  • Cloud computing
  • Data dictionary and mediated submission application development

The selected candidate will receive a stipend as support for living and other expenses during this appointment. Stipend rates are determined by DOT officials and are based on the candidate's academic and professional background. The candidate may also be eligible to receive a health insurance allowance and reimbursement for travel expenses. This appointment is full-time (40 hours per week) for one year and may be extended in increments of one year, up to three years total, contingent upon project needs and funding availability.

 

This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and DOT. The initial appointment is for 12 months but may be renewed upon recommendation of DOT and is contingent on the availability of funds. The participant will receive an annual stipend of approximately $65,000 commensurate with educational level and experience, in additional to a health insurance supplement of $4,800; professional development allowance of $2,500, and a relocation allowance of $2,000. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. The appointment is full-time in the Washington, DC area. Participants do not become employees of DOT, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits.

Desired Appointment Start Date: June 1, 2019.

 

For more information or to apply, please visit: https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/USDOT-2019-0004.

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Annual Meeting: The Massachusetts Health Sciences Library Network (MAHSLIN 2019)

When: Friday, March 15th, 2019

            8:00am-3:30pm

Location: Waltham Woods Conference Center



This year the MAHSLIN annual meeting will focus on Disaster Medicine and how librarians can help.  Dr. Eric Goralnick, Medical Director of Emergency Preparedness, Brigham and Women's Hospital will be our keynote speaker and Stacey Arneson, Branch Chief, Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) at the National Library of Medicine will discuss the resources available on the DIMRC web site. 

In the afternoon, we will be conducting a tourniquet training session from the program called "Stop the Bleed" Homeland Security.  As more and more people are exposed to medical emergencies this service empowers the general public to learn proper bleeding control techniques including how to use hands, dressings, and tourniquets.  Here is a link to additional information -- https://www.dhs.gov/stopthebleed

There will be plenty of time to network with colleagues and vendors!  The date is March 15, 2019 and we will be meeting at the Waltham Woods Conference Center (same as last year).   Early registration is now open.  Early registration fees are:

  • $65     MAHSLIN members
  • $65     Other Library Association members
  • $90     Non-members OR become a member and attend the meeting for the same price
  • $40     Students (Membership and conference registration)

 

EARLY REGISTRATION ENDS FRIDAY, MARCH 1st

Late/Walk-In Registration Rates are:

  • $75     MAHSLIN members
  • $75     Other Library Association members
  • $100   Non-members OR become a member and attend the meeting for the same price
  • $40     Students (Membership and conference registration)

 We hope to see you on March 15th. To view the full announcement, please follow this link. 

 

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Associate Dean, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Wayne State University invites applications and nominations for the Associate Dean position in the School of Information Sciences (SIS). Reporting to the Dean of the School of Information Sciences and the Wayne State University Library System (ULS), this is a unique leadership opportunity for an experienced, nationally recognized leader to help grow the School and to provide oversight for its academic programs. It is also an exciting time at Wayne State University, which is Michigan's premier urban research university located in the Cultural Center and Midtown--the epicenter of Detroit's renaissance. Wayne State University has a strong urban commitment and has 29,000 full and part-time students.

The School of Information Sciences (SIS) is home to two master's degrees: a master's in Library and Information Science (LIS) that is fully accredited by the American Library Association (ALA); and a new master's in Information Management (IM). As a leader in online graduate programs in the country, the School is an exemplar of exceptional online instruction at Wayne State University. Faculty research and teaching span numerous specialties including: Health Informatics, Data Analytics, Archives, Human Computer Interaction, History of Libraries and Information, School Library Media, Public Library Services to Children and Young Adults, Data Curation and Web Architecture. The School is a member of the iSchools consortium with a large student enrollment of students from 37 states, four provinces of Canada among other countries such as Hong Kong and New Zealand. For more information about the School of Information Sciences, please visit our website at http://sis.wayne.edu.

Along with the Dean of ULS and the SIS faculty, the successful candidate will lead the School as we build on existing strengths and create an exciting, sustainable vision for the School's degree programs. The Associate Dean will influence library leadership as a member of the Dean's Leadership Council, build strong working relationships with campus departments, facilitate new collaborations, expand joint programs with other colleges, and develop entrepreneurial ideas that support services which benefit both units as well as the university.



RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Associate Dean oversees the management of the School, guides its strategic planning; seeks to enhance and manage its resources; provides leadership in outreach efforts; provides student services; fosters excellence in teaching and research; encourages interdisciplinary activities; and teaches one class per year in either fall or winter semesters. As part of overseeing the School's annual budget, the Associate Dean will operate under a new budget model termed responsibility centered management (RCM). The Associate Dean will pursue and encourage innovative use of technology in teaching and learning, increase campus-wide support for online teaching.



QUALIFICATIONS:

Based on the expected future directions for the School, the new Associate Dean should have:

  • Earned doctorate and extensive record of scholarly achievement in LIS/IS or a related field;
  • Demonstrated success in grant writing and generating research funding;
  • Evidence of excellent teaching skills; significant involvement in graduate education with qualifications for tenure at the rank of full or associate professor;
  • Recent administrative experience in an information school, library or information organization, preferably at a university level;
  • Demonstrated commitment to shared governance;
  • Ability to advance the School through fundraising;
  • Knowledge of higher education trends;
  • An appreciation for the service role of an urban institution;
  • Experience teaching in an online environment;
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity and diversifying the faculty and the student body within the information professions;
  • Have demonstrated innovative thinking and creative ways to generate resources to support vision implementation through entrepreneurship and;
  • Have demonstrated outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, working in teams, and ability to work across organizational boundaries to achieve goals.

DESIRED knowledge and skills include:

  • Experience working in an urban environment or university and commitment to urban libraries;
  • Demonstrated commitment to shared governance;
  • Have demonstrated success at mentoring and promoting faculty;
  • Demonstrated success in working with alumni and donors to enhance programs and funding; and;
  • Demonstrated success working with student affairs and administrative services offices in the University.



THE CAMPUS AND UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES:

Wayne State University is located in the heart of Detroit's Cultural Center, the home of renowned museums, galleries and theaters, most within walking distance. The WSU main campus encompasses 203 acres of beautifully landscaped walkways and gathering spots, linking 100 education and research buildings. The University Library System includes Public Services, Shiffman Medical Library, Arthur Neef Law Library, Library Computing & Media Services, Office for Teaching & Learning, Collections & Scholarly Communications, UGE 1000, School of Information Sciences, Detroit Area Library Network (DALNET) and Library Administrative Services. For more information, please visit: http://www.lib.wayne.edu/

SALARY AND BENEFITS:

Salary and rank to be determined commensurately with qualifications and experience. The university offers an array of outstanding benefits including dental and health care plan options, TIAA-CREF or Fidelity, tuition assistance for employees and family, relocation assistance and liberal vacation allowance.

 

APPLICATION:

Review of applications will begin on Feb. 1, 2019 and close Feb 15, 2019. Wayne State University's ON-LINE HIRING SYSTEM is where the application will need to be submitted including a complete resume or CV, letter of interest, and contact information for at least three professional references. Please visit the WSU jobs website to apply - posting number 044136. Please direct questions about the position to the chair of the SIS Associate Dean Search Committee, Dr. Kafi Kumasi at ak4901@wayne.edu.

 

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION are woven into our mission and our strategic plan. We value all people and understand that their unique experiences, talents and perspectives make us a stronger organization and better individuals. We strive to make this campus a welcoming and inclusive environment for everyone. Wayne State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

OUR MISSION: We will create and advance knowledge, prepare a diverse student body to thrive, and positively impact local and global communities.
OUR VISION: We will be a pre-eminent, public, urban research university known for academic and research excellence, success across a diverse student body, and meaningful engagement in its urban community.

OUR VALUES: While our vision and mission show where we want to go, our values guide us on the way. They cut across organizational boundaries, bind us culturally, and permeate our strategic and tactical initiatives. They are the defining traits of the Wayne State community.

COLLABORATION: When we work together, drawing upon various talents and perspectives, we achieve better results.
INTEGRITY: We keep our word, live up to our commitments and are accountable to ourselves and each other.

INNOVATION: We are unafraid to try new things and learn by both failure and success.
EXCELLENCE: We strive for the highest quality outcomes in everything we do.

Learn more about what defines Wayne State and explore our 2016-21 strategic plan, Distinctively Wayne State University (https://strategicplan.wayne.edu/download/strategic-plan.pdf).

 



Please visit the WSU jobs website to apply - posting number 044136. 

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Archives Fellowship for Manuscripts Division Collections, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

Princeton University Library's Department of Rare Books and Special Collections (RBSC) is excited to offer the Archival Fellowship for Manuscripts Division Collections again this year. The fellowship provides a summer of paid work experience for a current or recent graduate student interested in pursuing an archival career. 

 

Fellowship Description: The 2019 Fellow will primarily gain experience in technical services, with a focus this year on arrangement and description of manuscript collections, including hybrid collections with born-digital and audiovisual materials. Additional projects may include assisting with reference and other public services tasks. The Fellow will work under the guidance of the team of processing staff responsible for collections within RBSC's Manuscripts Division, including the Lead Processing Archivist, Project Archivist for Americana Manuscripts Collections, Processing Archivist for General Collections, and the Latin American Processing Archivist.

The Manuscripts Division of Rare Books and Special Collections is located in Firestone Library, Princeton University's main library, and holds over 14,000 linear feet of materials covering five thousand years of recorded history and all parts of the world, with collecting strengths in Western Europe, the Near East, the United States, and Latin America. The Fellow will primarily work with the Division's expansive literary collections, the papers of former Princeton faculty, and collections relating to the history of the United States during the 18th and 19th centuries.

The ten to twelve-week fellowship program, which can begin as early as May, provides a stipend of $950 per week. In addition, travel, registration, and hotel costs to the Society of American Archivists' annual meeting in August will be covered by Princeton.



Requirements: This fellowship is open to current graduate students or recent graduates (within one year of graduation). Applicants must have successfully completed at least twelve graduate semester hours (or the equivalent) applied toward an advanced degree in archives, library or information management, literature, American history/studies, or other humanities discipline, public history, or museum studies; a demonstrated interest in the archival profession; good organizational and communication skills; and the ability to manage multiple projects. At least twelve undergraduate semester hours (or the equivalent) in a humanities discipline and/or foreign language skills (particularly Spanish-language reading skills) are preferred.

The Library highly encourages applicants from under-represented communities to apply.

 

To apply: Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and two letters of recommendation addressed to the processing team at mssdiv@princeton.edu. Applications must be received by Monday, March 4, 2019. Video interviews will be conducted with the top candidates, and the successful candidate will be notified by April 5th.

Please note: University housing will not be available to the successful candidate. Interested applicants should consider their housing options carefully and may wish to consult the online campus bulletin board for more information on this topic.

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. 

 

 

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Education & Information Services Librarian, Boston University Alumni Medical Library, Boston, MA

Job Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular

Salary: Grade 73

Tracking Code: 6022 



Job Description:

Position works collaboratively with a team of librarians to deliver an extensive array of curriculum-integrated instruction classes on the medical campus; provides instruction to students, residents, faculty and staff and creates online tutorials in support of the education program;. This position provides Reference/Research services at the Reference Desk and by-appointment. This position possesses technical proficiency and participates in the development and maintenance of the Library's website and participates in bibliometric, data management and other projects. This position participates in professional duties and responsibilities.



Required Skills:

Required Skills Masters Degree in Library Science (or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited institution. Schedule is Sunday - Thursday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm; flexibility to work occasional evenings to teach classes is required. Must have excellent oral & written communication skills, organizational skills, and ability to work cooperatively in a team-oriented environment. Must have ability to effectively provide classroom and individual instruction. Position rotates Intersession coverage.

 

Work Experience Level: 1-3 years required.

 

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

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Call for Proposals: Social Bots Analysis With Mixed Methods

15% of Twitter users are bots. Social bots are not just present during elections, but instead are everywhere, in areas like politics, health, social movements, etc.

 

If you want a new direction for your research interests, to find an idea for your PhD dissertation or Master's thesis, learn more about related studies and possible opportunities, share your research, or start a new collaboration, please join us for a half-day free workshop at the 2019 iConference to be held in Washington, DC, on Sunday, March 31st, 2019, 1:30-5 pm.

 

Title: Detecting and Taming Wild Social Bots with Mixed Methods

Attendees will learn how to use open source tools to collect Twitter data, detect social bots, and use both quantitative and qualitative methods for investigating the activities of social bots. Practical examples of bot detection and strategies will be provided within the context of the Parkland, Florida mass shooting.

 

Abstract Submission:

The workshop welcomes submissions up to 500 words for short paper presentations (15 minutes) of case studies related to social bots. Please send your abstract of up to 500 words to karami@sc.edu.

 

Important Dates:

  • Abstract submission deadline: Feb 15th, 2019
  • Notification of acceptance: Mar 1st, 2019

 

Agenda:

  • Welcome, Overview, Introductory Activity
  • Twitter Data Collection with R
  • Social Bots Detection and Botometer
  • Social Bots Analysis with Mixed Methods using R and NVivo
  • Practical Examples
  • Case Studies
  • Q&A

 

Organizers:

Amir Karami, iSchool, University of South Carolina, karami@sc.edu

Vanessa Kitzie, iSchool, University of South Carolina, kitzie@mailbox.sc.edu

Ehsan Mohammadi, iSchool, University of South Carolina, ehsan2@mailbox.sc.edu

 

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Library User Experience Intern, Harvard Science Center, Cambridge, MA

Position Title: Space Use Evaluation Intern

Location: Cabot Science Library, Harvard Science Center, 1 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA

Normal Work Week: Flexible, 10-20 hours/week; total 150 hrs for semester

Compensation: $15/hr

 

Summary: The library user experience intern will work on the data collection and analysis for one or two assigned user research studies during the semester. The intern may also assist with managing the lab space and equipment.

 

Job Duties & Requirements:

  • During 4 weeks of the semester, collect space use data at 4 times during the day. Data collection during the weeks of Feb. 11th, March 11th, April 8thand May 6th. Each of these weeks are likely to require 20 hours of work for data collection.
  • Conduct analysis of space use data. Build reports and visualize quantitative data.
  • Create presentations based on study outcomes and project requirements. 
  • Experience working in teams and managing competing priorities.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Knowledge of Qualtrics and Excel and basic data analysis and visualization preferred. 

 

Start Date:

February 2019

End Date:

May 2019

 

Contact Information:

Amy Van Epps

amy_vanepps@harvard.edu

 

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

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Research Library Intern, Federal Reserve Board, Washington, D.C.

Primary Location: DC-Washington

Employee Status: Temporary

Overtime Status: Non-exempt

Job Type: Internship

Travel: No

Shift: Day Job

Years of Experience Required: 0

Education Required: Some Graduate School

Relocation Provided: No

Salary Grade Low: 22

Salary Grade High: 22

Posting Date: Jan 10, 2019

 

Position Description:

The Research Library is offering a paid summer internship for graduate level library or information science students. We offer a full array of desktop and customized library services to staff members at the Board and assist in data intensive and web-dependent Board Research.

The Research Library intern will help improve library services to the Board research and professional community. The intern will work on several of the following projects that represent a variety of the library's responsibilities:

 

Preparing for Library Move

  • Perform collection management and other tasks in preparation for move. These include preparing the collection for discard, preparing and sending materials to other federal libraries, preparing sending materials to offsite storage, and measuring volumes of materials in linear feet.
  • Other work could include updating holdings and metadata in the library's catalog (the Sierra Integrated Library System), researching the availability of digital versions of materials, and researching the availability of newer editions of monographs. 
  • This responsibility could potentially represent the majority of the internship hours.

 

Data Inventory Catalog Record Enrichment

  • Assist with the curation and cataloging of data sets using international and local standards and practices. Enrich dataset records using subject analysis and normalization of inconsistent metadata.
  • Assist with authority control and data cleanup of vendor records. Link research with data assets used in research, to display in data inventory. Process and analyze search logs for controlled subject vocabulary term enrichment.

 

Scholarly Research and Communications

  • Create researcher IDs (ORCID, etc.) for Board authors and connect those IDs to author publications.

 

Research

  • Research and report out on several topics of interest to library strategy (precise topics TBD, but they will likely relate to issues in scholarly communications, research data, and library management).
  • Marketing Draft a presentation and outreach materials to promote data mapping resources; assist with review of general marketing materials.

 

This full-time (40 hours per week during working hours) internship is located in Washington, D.C., lasts 10-12 weeks, and begins in late May or early June.

  

Position Requirements

  • Enrolled in a master's degree program in library or information science at an ALA-accredited institution
  • Knowledge and interest in library technology
  • Coursework in original and copy cataloging
  • Attention to detail, initiative, and good communication skills a must

 

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and undergraduate & graduate unofficial transcripts. To apply, please visithttps://www.federalreserve.gov/start-job-search.htm and search for job number 21286.


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.

 

 

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Long Term Substitute, Lawrence High School, Lawrence, MA

Job ID: 3039010

Application Deadline: Posted until Filled

Posted: January 7, 2019

Starting Date: April 1, 2019

Job Category: Student Services > Librarian/Media Specialist 

Position Type: Full-Time



Job Description:

Maintain high levels of services offered by the school library/media center from April 8th until end of June while the school librarian is on leave. 

The Lawrence Public Schools will ensure that ALL students will successfully master the content and skills necessary to graduate from high school, college and/or career ready, by providing a standards-based, rigorous instructional program focused on academic achievement and the development of 21st century skills accompanied by a comprehensive system of supports, all of which are monitored and assessed regularly to ensure accountability to all stakeholders. Learn more about us...

 

Job Requirements: 

  • No experience required
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Citizenship, residency or work visa required
  • Library and urban school experience preferred



Contact Information: 

       Michael Fiato, Principal

       70-71 North Parish Rd

       Lawrence, Massachusetts 01841

       Phone: (978) 975-2750

       Email: michael.fiato@lawrence.k12.ma.us



To apply submit via schoolspring.com, email Michael Fiato your resume and three letters of reference to the email address above, or fax resume and three letters of reference to (978) 722-8500.

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

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Project Archivist, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

In preparation for its 150th anniversary in 2025, Wellesley College seeks an entry-level archivist with processing experience for a three-year project to improve access to institutional records and manuscript collections in the Wellesley College Archives. The primary job responsibility of the Project Archivist will be to process collections. They will also support the daily work of the Archives by assisting with reference, outreach, instruction, and digitization. 

This term position within Library and Technology Services includes full benefits.  The Project Archivist reports to the College Archivist and works closely with the Assistant Archivist.

Wellesley College is a private, nonprofit liberal arts college for women founded in 1870 and opened for classes in 1875..  The College Archives holds more than 7,000 linear feet of materials in a variety of formats and serves researchers throughout the Wellesley community and around the world.

 

Key responsibilities

  1. Arranges and describes (processes) materials with continuing legal, informational or historical value, that provide documentary evidence of the history of Wellesley College and the individuals associated with it; formats include papers, electronic records, photographs, audiovisual materials, and the personal and professional papers of notable alumnae which support the academic mission of the College. The project archivist will be responsible for assisting with the supervision of student workers helping with processing efforts.
  2. Accessions incoming materials and assisting with adapting existing accessioning workflows to ensure best practices are met with efficiency of staff time.
  3. Provides research assistance to the Wellesley College community (including the Board of Trustees, upper administration, faculty, students, and alumnae) and outside researchers, including supervising researchers in the reading room.
  4. Assists the Digital Collections Librarian with digitization and metadata creation for materials from the Archives and targets collections that meet existing criteria for potential digitization projects.
  5. Assists the College Archivist and Assistant Archivist with outreach and instruction.

 

Required qualifications

  • Master's degree in library science, history, or related field with a specialization or significant coursework in archives, OR graduate degree in any field with demonstrated knowledge of archives, such as Certified Archivist status or post-graduate training. Current master's candidates who have made significant progress towards a degree are encouraged to apply. 
  • Six months of full time or equivalent experience with processing archival collections, including institutional records and manuscript collections 
  • Knowledge of or experience with standard archival principles and practices, especially metadata standards (DACS, EAD, LCSH) and best practices for processing analog and digital collections 
  • Ability to manage large-scale and long-term projects, including developing workflows, writing documentation, and maintaining statistics 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills 
  • Ability to lift boxes weighing up to 40 lbs.

 

Preferred qualifications

  • Prior supervisory experience in any work or volunteer setting
  • Experience working in college/university archives
  • Experience conducting research in archival collections
  • Experience working with users in archives or libraries, or other customer service experience
  • Experience with ArchivesSpace or other archives collection management software

 

 

To apply, visit https://career.wellesley.edu/postings/2637

 

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Director of Children's Services, The Farmington Libraries, Farmington, CT

The Farmington Libraries are seeking a creative and enthusiastic leader dedicated to children's library services to serve as head of our vibrant children's department. The ideal candidate will have a thorough knowledge of children's literature, strong reader's advisory and customer service skills, as well as demonstrated ingenuity in children's programming. This position reports to the Executive Director, and as a member of the Libraries' management team, works closely with other department heads and managers towards a shared vision of the Library.

 

The successful candidate will possess strong written and oral communication skills, a commitment to collaboration, community outreach experience, and knowledge of current trends and technologies in library services to children. 

 

Qualifications: MLS or MS in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution required; minimum of 3 years progressively responsible experience in a public library setting with a focus on children's services, and two years supervisory experience.

 

This is a full-time 35-hour per week position including evening and weekend shifts. The starting salary is $70,070. The Libraries offer a generous benefits package including paid vacation time, health insurance and a defined pension plan. 

 

To apply, please email your cover letter and resume to Laura A. Horn, Executive Director at lhorn@farmingtonlibraries.org by Friday, February 8th. The Farmington Libraries are an EOE/AA employer.

 

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Call for Proposals: iConference - Young People, Information, and Technology

Establishing an Inspiring, Inclusive, and Interdisciplinary Research Community Around Young People, Information, and Technology

Do you work in the area of young people, information, and technology? For our iConference workshop, we want to bring together researchers focused on the intersection of these three areas. Our goal is to build a research community that supports and promotes innovative, groundbreaking research in this critical area of youth engagement with technology and information.

The workshop will include presentations on current and ongoing research in this area, followed by design activities and discussion focused on topics such as:

  • What role can iSchools play in exploring relationships between information, young people, and technology? 
  • What methods are best for studying young people's digital practices around reading / writing / gaming, and their effects on how young people participate/engage?
  • Which theoretical frameworks support this work? 
  • How do privacy issues complicate both how young people participate, and how we, as a scholarly community, study them?

For the workshop presentations, we are looking for submissions focused on research that sits at the intersection of information, young people, and technology. We are looking for short, 10-minute papers, demonstrations, or creative activities.

If you are interested in presenting your research during the workshop, please submit a 250-word abstract by January 18th, 2019 to mmarten3@kent.edu.

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Library Assistant II, North Shore Community College, Danvers, MA

Title: Library Assistant II, Library & Learning Resource Services     

Grade 12, AFSCME Unit Position, 37.5 hours/week

Hours: Monday through Thursday from 9am - 5pm and Friday 8am - 4pm. (37.5 hours/week)

During summer and winter intersession, the work schedule will be Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm

Location: Danvers campus (Additional circulation duties will be required on the Lynn campus)

The Library Assistant II prepares and processes books, periodicals and electronic resources, provides front-line library services for students, faculty/staff, and public library patrons.  This position also: discharges library books and materials; aids library users in locating and using materials; monitors the borrowing of materials; verifies the proper location of books and materials; and performs related work as required.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Tracks library orders and receives and processes library materials.
  2. Produces copy cataloging records from OCLC records and transfers them into the library automated system.
  3. Performs circulation duties and data entry functions such as activating library cards and check in/out/renewals.
  4. Fulfills inter-library loan requests.
  5. Participates in acquisition activities and assists with purchasing/subscribing, receiving, tracking, and documenting all materials in all formats.
  6. Supports library administration by performing related duties such as preparing correspondence, maintaining liaison with vendors; compiling statistics for reports, tracking budgets, etc.
  7. Participates in electronic resource management, using systems such as the KOHA ILS, Coral ERM, and internal tracking procedures.
  8. Other related duties as assigned

The Human Resource Division Classification Specification for this position is available at http://www.mass.edu/foremployees/classificationspecs/classspecs-pers.asp or in the Human Resources Department.

Supervision Received: Coordinator of Library Services, Technical Services


Requirements:

  • A minimum of one year of full-time, or equivalent part-time paraprofessional or clerical experience as a library assistant, or any equivalent combination of education and experience.  Associate's degree in a related field is preferred.
  • Prior work experience with automated library circulation systems.
  • Accuracy, attention to detail and strong organizational skills required.
  • Reliability, dependability, motivation and ability to work well with a diverse population.
  • Strong commitment to excellent customer service and ability to help create a welcoming, inclusive library environment.
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Successful experience interacting with culturally diverse populations
  • Must be able to travel between campuses, as needed, and participate in college/library-related meetings.
  • Candidates will be required to pass a CORI/SORI and/or a National background check as a condition of employment.



Salary: $699.73 per week ($36,385.96 per year) with benefits.  An appointment made from outside the bargaining unit (AFSCME) must start at step #1 of the range or as adjusted in accordance with the AFSCME collective bargaining agreement.

Starting Date:  ASAP

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



To view the full description and apply, please follow this link. 

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Call for Proposals and Scholarship Applications: IDEAL '19

Do you believe that diversity and inclusion are essential to personal and organizational excellence in the library and archives professions? 


Are you doing groundbreaking research on diversity and inclusion-related topics and want to share it with your colleagues on an international platform?


Mark your calendar for IDEAL '19 to be held August 6-7, 2019, on the Ohio State University campus in Columbus, Ohio. A call for presentations, posters, and scholarships will follow in February 2019.


IDEAL, formerly the National Diversity in Libraries Conference, aims to foster awareness and appreciation of workplace diversity issues through the exploration of exemplary practice, contemporary theory, thought leadership, and strategy development for all those in the academic and public library, archives, and museum sectors. 

IDEAL '19  will provide an opportunity for professionals at every level and across sectors to discuss how increasing workplace diversity and creating an inclusive workplace environment improves organizational effectiveness, creativity, adaptability, and relevance to the communities served by the organization.


As a result of participating in IDEAL '19, attendees will be able to:

  • Articulate the value of inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility in academic and public libraries and archives
  • Develop a robust strategy for workplace diversity and inclusion that aligns with organizational or community missions
  • Explore strategies for creating globally inclusive and culturally competent professions
  • See inclusion as a gateway to organizational excellence, social responsibility, and community engagement
  • Contribute to conversations about measuring the effectiveness of efforts to create inclusive, diverse, equitable, and accessible workplaces and communities

Sign up to receive e-mail updates about IDEAL '19



IDEAL '19 Scholarships

Deadline: March 1, 2019

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, we are offering up to fifty $1,000 scholarships for individuals to attend IDEAL '19: Advancing Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility in Libraries & Archives, August 6-7, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. Funds from the scholarships may be used to cover the cost of registration, travel to and from the conference, lodging, and meals. The goal is to encourage conference participation and engagement of library staff and faculty who might not have the financial resources to attend IDEAL '19. 

 

Learn more at https://library.osu.edu/ideal-19/scholarships

 

Call for Proposals

Deadline: March 10, 2019



The IDEAL '19 program committee invites proposals on advancing inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility in the academic and public library, archives, and museum sectors. IDEAL '19 will provide an opportunity for professionals at every level and across sectors to discuss how increasing workplace diversity and creating an inclusive working environment improves organizational effectiveness, creativity, adaptability, and relevance to the communities served by that organization.

Learn more at https://library.osu.edu/ideal-19/call-for-proposals

 

Registration is Coming Soon

Registration for IDEAL '19 will begin on February 1, 2019.

Early-bird rate: $200 (February 1 - April 30)


Regular rate: $250 (May 1 - July 1)


Student rate: $100

Sign up to receive additional e-mail updates about IDEAL '19.

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LIS 467: Web Development & Information Architecture

LIS 467 Web Development & Information Architecture is being offered this Spring. Dr. Naresh Agarwal be teaching it on Wednesdays from 11:00am - 1:50pm starting January 23rd.

This is an great option for those who have completed LIS 488 and are considering next steps. The class is likely to be converted to the online format this fall, so this is a good opportunity to take it face-to-face.

The objective of this course is to learn how to design, develop and evaluate professional, responsive and user-friendly websites that address client needs. 

Web Design and Development is an important skill to have. You will move further from what you have learned in LIS 488, and gain confidence in this important area often sought by employers.


Please feel free to email the professor with any questions you might have: naresh.agarwal@simmons.edu. 

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Access Services Coordinator, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

Access Services supports the Harvard Library mission by delivering a high standard of service; cultivating a welcoming environment that is supportive of academic research and inquiry; stewarding the university collection; and connecting the academic community to the vast array of library resources.  We support the teaching and scholarly mission of the University through collaborative partnerships with the community of students, scholars and professionals at Harvard and beyond.
 
Reporting to the Access Services Manager at Widener Library, the Access Services Coordinator carries out various tasks at the Widener Library to provide access to Harvard Library and its collections. Under the general guidance of the Access Services Manager at Widener Library, the Access Services Coordinator performs a variety of advanced library duties requiring substantial knowledge of library systems and procedures to provide access to collections and process library materials. Working cooperatively with colleagues in Access Services and other Harvard Library units, this position supports a broad range of public services for library users and actively engages in cross-unit collaboration. This is a highly visible position responsible for exercising significant independent judgment, operating within a busy environment, actively assisting users, and monitoring multiple library functions.
 


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Student Workers:  Assist with hiring, overseeing, and organizing the work of a large pool of student workers; supervise, train, schedule, and assign tasks to student workers; organize activities, distribute work, and oversee performance of daily tasks; address coverage gaps; approve and reconcile reported time for student workers

  • Circulation:  Open and close library and/or Access Services work areas including the Widener Billing and Privileges Office; perform tasks associated with the automated circulation system (charge/discharge and renew materials, create holds and recalls, change item statuses); communicate and enforce library policies; assist patrons with the use of the HOLLIS catalog and the library system to manage patron account information; process item requests; manage requests for off-site Depository materials; process incoming Harvard Depository materials and Harvard Direct transfers from other libraries; support security measures; supervise student workers

  • Stacks Maintenance & Reshelving: Process materials for reshelving and reshelve materials; monitor and maintain collection stacks in proper order and oversee arrangement of items on shelves; supervise and assign tasks to student workers charged with re-shelving, ID checking, and stacks maintenance projects; participate in collection management projects

  • Information Services: Answer informational and directional questions about Widener and other Harvard Libraries; use the HOLLIS catalog and Alma to locate materials and answer user questions; appropriately refer patrons with questions that require significant subject expertise; maintain an awareness of role of Access Services and its function within the Harvard Library and the University as a whole


The schedule for this position is Sun 12 from noon-8pm and Mon-Thu, 9am-5pm; hours subject to change based on annual academic cycle and department needs.

Library hours may vary from the formal University calendar. The regular schedule for this position may include work on holidays, inclement weather and official University closings. Assigned hours may change throughout the year based on the Academic Calendar. Approval for requests for time off during these periods is at the discretion of the supervisor based on business need.


Basic Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent work experience required
  • Ability to successfully deliver excellent customer service and prioritize service needs in a busy, dynamic public service environment required
  • Facility with standard office software (Microsoft Word and Excel, email, calendaring applications, etc.) required
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required
  • 3+ years previous library or related experience required
  • 1+ years supervisory experience required

Additional Qualifications

  • College degree preferred
  • Experience with an online library catalog and management system (particularly Ex Libris's Alma system) and familiarity with electronic academic library resources preferred
  • Sensitivity to working in a diverse user environment
  • Ability to solve problems effectively and exercise discerning judgment
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and work productively in a team environment
  • Ability to perform repetitive work tasks with overall accuracy, effectiveness, and attention to detail
  • Adaptable, able to flexibly adjust to changing workplace needs
  • This position involves regularly lifting and moving loads weighing up to 50 pounds; must be able to push heavy library book trucks
  • This position requires bending, squatting, stretching, and climbing small step stools when needed to retrieve books and shelve them

To view the complete position description and to apply, go to https://hr.harvard.edu/search-jobsand search as an external candidate for requisition 47918BR

 

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Part Time Librarian - Children's/Public Services, Peabody Institute Library, Peabody, MA

Job Title:   Librarian

Rate:       $26.06 per hour 

Schedule:   Part-time hours (19 hours/week maximum)

                                                                

Summary of Job Duties:  

To cover multiple temporary leaves, the Peabody Institute Library seeks a part-time temporary librarian to work through August of 2019 in the Children's and Public Services Departments.  This position requires some evening and weekend hours and the ideal candidate will be flexible with scheduling.  Reports to the Director and Assistant Director. Responsible for providing public services to library patrons in the Children's and Public Services Departments.  Specific duties may include the following:

 

Public Service Responsibilities

● Provide circulation, reference and readers' advisory services at busy Children's and Public Services desks

● Answer reference and homework help inquiries

● Assist patrons with library technology; troubleshoot hardware, software/network problems

 

Collection Development and Management

● Develop print collections to meet the needs of children ages 0-11 years

● Use print and electronic selection tools to evaluate materials for children

 

Programming

● Develop and conduct public programs, including storytimes that meet the needs of children

● Maintain public and staff calendars of Children's Department programs

● Create and distribute promotional material for Children's Library programs, including summer reading program through press releases, e-newsletter, flyers and social media

 

 Readers' Advisory Services

● Demonstrate familiarity with materials in the Children's collection

● Provide readers' advisory services to children and adults in person, by phone and online

● Create readers' advisory content for library displays, blog and social media

 

Qualifications:

This position requires a bachelor's degree and two years relevant experience.  Candidates who are currently enrolled in a bachelor's program, who have demonstrated progress toward degree, may be considered.  Experience working with children required; public library experience preferred.  Successful candidate will have relevant experience that includes outstanding technology, communication and public service skills.  Interested persons should contact Library Assistant Director Gerri Guyote for more information at guyote@noblenet.org .

 

Qualified candidates apply on or before January 23, 2019 at the City of Peabody Human Resources Office, City Hall, 24 Lowell Street, Peabody, MA 01960, or via email to ctrombley@peabody-ma.gov or via fax at 978-278-1544.  Optionally, candidates may apply directly to guyote@noblenet.org . The City of Peabody is an EOE.

 

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Open Rank Position in Human Information Information Behavior, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

The School of Information Science and Learning Technologies (SISLT) -- the iSchool at the University of Missouri -- seeks to recruit an energetic, highly motivated scholar who will contribute to the research, teaching, and administrative missions of the school in the MLIS, PhD, and certificate programs. We seek a candidate whose work complements current faculty research strengths in library and information sciences, and learning technologies. The ideal candidate will bring a high potential for grant funding in the areas of Human Information Behavior -- specifically as it applies to professions such as journalism, medicine, nursing and engineering; Usability of Information Systems and Services, User Experience, and/or interdisciplinary information behaviors.

 

The successful candidate for this position will contribute to the department by:

  • Seeking and obtaining external funding through community and interdisciplinary engagement particularly in applying information behavior research to professional domains (e.g. journalism, medicine, nursing).
  • Engaging students and clients in usability and user experience research in the context of our Information Experience Laboratory (ielab.missouri.edu)
  • Successful teaching in online required and elective classes in a highly-ranked, ALA-Accredited MLIS program, the User Experience Certificate, and in face-to-face PhD program
  • Maintaining a vibrant and collaborative research agenda to strengthen our position as a member of the iCaucus and as a member of the American Association of Universities.
  • Seeking leadership roles in the School, College, University, and in relevant professional societies and organizations
  • Contributing to continuous improvement and accreditation efforts



Minimum Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in information science or a closely related field at the time of appointment.
  • Demonstrated ability or potential for seeking external funding.
  • Applicants should have a record of research productivity and publication(s) in top-tier, peer-reviewed journals, and demonstrated success of teaching.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to teach both foundational and a variety of elective courses in a curriculum aligned with American Library Association (ALA) accreditation Standards.
  • High caliber teaching in an online format
  • Research and / or teaching background in learning technologies and / or learning sciences.
  • Professional experience in libraries or other information organizations.
  • Senior level applicants should provide evidence of leadership in research, instruction, and service.

 

About the School of Information Science & Learning Technologies:

SISLT is one of five academic units within the College of Education. SISLT (sislt.missouri.edu) offers the Masters of Library and Information Science, Master of Science and Education Specialist degrees in Educational Technology, a Ph.D. degree in Information Science and Learning Technologies as well as several post-graduate certificates. SISLT faculty maintain active research programs across a spectrum of areas: librarianship and archives, scholarly publishing, digital humanities, metadata, information organization, digital libraries, information needs and uses, human-centered computing and user experience, learning analytics, designing games for learning, immersive technologies, and STEM education.



To Apply:

Apply on-line at https://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic. (Job ID 28424) Upload (a) a letter of application in which you describe the position you are applying for and in detail your qualifications for the position, (b) research statement, (c) 2 sample scholarly artifacts, (d) evidence of experiences in seeking or generating external funding, (e) evidence of teaching effectiveness (course syllabi, student evaluations, chair/advisor/peer reviews) and (f) a diversity statement (professional skills, experience and/or willingness to engage in activities that would enhance campus diversity and equity efforts), (g) names and contact information for three references in the Attachments section of the application. Your CV must be uploaded in the Resume/CV and Cover Letter section. Please direct any questions to Dr. Jenny Bossaller (bossallerj@missouri.edu), Chair of the Search Committee, 303 Townsend Hall, Columbia MO 65211. 

The University of Missouri is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer: Women, minorities and disabled individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. To request ADA accommodations, please contact the Dean's Office at 573-882-8524. The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence

 

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Children's Librarian/Preschool Specialist, Wiggin Memorial Library, Stratham, NH

Our team of top-notch youth services librarians is seeking a new team member to join us in offering high quality programs and services for children at a fun, award-winning public library.

 

The Wiggin Memorial Library in Stratham, NH is looking for an outgoing, energetic team member focused on serving children from birth to kindergarten and their families. The ideal candidate will enjoy working with children, have empathy for their interests and needs, and a dedication to advocating for their rights. Sense of humor, and knowledge of children's literature and other resources are a must. This position requires organization, discipline, flexibility and teamwork.

 

We pride ourselves on providing excellent, warm and welcoming customer service. We're looking for someone energized by front-line library work, and eager to represent the library in the best light. Must be a comfortable and frequent user of technology and show initiative and collaboration in decision making. Experience incorporating creative uses of music, movement, and art into programming preferred. 

 

Minimum Qualifications: Demonstrated success serving children and families including robust story time experience; a MLS/MSLIS including classes in youth services or any equivalent combination of education and experience which demonstrate the required knowledge, skills, personal attributes, and abilities.  

 

Beginning salary anticipated to be $45,000. Excellent benefits package. Full job description and more information available at https://www.library.strathamnh.gov/library-info/pages/employment-opportunities.



To apply, submit cover letter and resume to Library Director Lesley Kimball: wigginML@comcast.net or Wiggin Memorial Library, 10 Bunker Hill Ave., Stratham NH, 03885. Application materials must be received by 5 p.m. February 5, 2019 to be considered.

 

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Access Services Assistant (Evenings and Weekends), Wheaton College, Norton, MA

Duties and Responsibilities: 

The Access Services Assistant is responsible for providing a range of library public services. This position serves as a main contact for library patrons seeking help, general information, and resources. This includes direct interaction with students, faculty, and staff regarding use of library materials, circulation services, course reserves services, interlibrary loan, and use of special library equipment and facilities. This position interprets and communicates library policies and procedures, and assists with supervision and training of student employees. This position is also responsible for stacks maintenance, including the shelving of library materials, shelf reading, and shifting projects.

 

Schedule: 

Full Time, Monday-Thursday 3pm-11pm; Sunday 12-8pm (Academic Year)

 

Qualifications: 

• Bachelor's degree and experience with library circulation processes and public services required, preferably in an academic library, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Ability to work Monday-Thursday 3pm-11pm and Sunday 12-8pm.
• Supervisory experience, and strong supervisory skills.
• Proficiency with relevant desktop tools and technologies, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, etc.
• Proficiency with, or aptitude to become proficient with, specialized digitization processes, software, and equipment essential to departmental operations (e.g., scanners, editing of digital images, creation of PDF files, etc.).
• Strong commitment to public services.
• Well-organized, with strong analytical and problem solving skills.
• Team orientation, flexibility, versatility, and ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a complex and changing public service environment.
• Strong oral, written, and interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively with students, faculty, and staff.
• Ability to juggle constantly changing demands at a busy public service point.
• Effective conflict resolution skills.

 

About Wheaton College:

Wheaton is a private coeducational liberal arts college within easy commuting distance of Boston and Providence. We have nearly 1,700 undergraduates from 40 U.S. States and more than 70 countries. Nearly 23% of our undergraduates are U.S. students of color and 11% are international citizens. Wheaton College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability. In a continuing effort to maintain and enrich an intellectually diverse learning environment, the Department and the College actively encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.

 

To apply: https://jobs.wheatoncollege.edu/postings/2589

 

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Archives Assistant, Safdie Architects, Somerville, MA

Job Description

Safdie Architects is seeking a motivated, detail oriented, Archives Assistant to work in our Somerville, MA office. The position reports to the Archivist and focuses primarily on management of firm assets in digital and analog formats. Read more about Safdie Architects at http://www.safdiearchitects.com . The position will start immediately, 10-20 hours per week, between 9 AM and 6 PM, Monday - Friday.

Opportunity for additional hours during summer.

 

Duties:  Assist with collections management, scanning, digital asset management, preservation, records management, and project close-out activities.

  • Preserve, rehouse, and catalog archival material in various formats.
  • Digitize and process collections, including, original artwork, photographs (slides, negatives, prints), and architectural models.
  • Apply standardized metadata using Adobe Bridge.
  • Upload scans and metadata to local Omeka site.
  • Organize and inventory architectural drawings and project documentation.
  • Other activities could include assisting with management and preservation of born digital records.

 

Required Skills

  • Applicants must have ability to work both on their own and directly with a supervisor, have excellent attention to detail in their work, be well organized, and be able to adjust with shifting office priorities.
  • Coursework or experience with metadata creation, controlled vocabularies, preservation of archival material including paper, photographs, A/V a plus.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel required; familiarity with Omeka desired; experience with website creation and/or coding (HTML/CSS, Python, etc) considered and asset.
  • Knowledge and experience with digital SLR photography.
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs. and willingness to perform physical tasks as well as focused data entry tasks

                                                                                                                                                                         

Salary

$16.00/hour. No benefits.  Internship credit may be possible. For students working towards a Master's degree in Library Science with a focus in Archives Management, this is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience.

 

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to mcatania@safdiearchitects.com, subject line, Archives Assistant.

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Call for Nominations: Margaret E. Monroe Adult Services Award

Do you know someone who has done amazing work in library services to adults? Would you like that person to be recognized by the profession and win money? If so, please consider nominating that person for the Margaret E. Monroe Library Adult Services Award, awarded by the Reference & User Services Association and sponsored by NoveList.

 

Established in 1985, RUSA Margaret E. Monroe Library Adult Services Award is $1,250* and a citation presented to a librarian who has made significant contributions to library adult services. The individual may be a practicing librarian, a library and information science researcher or educator, or a retired librarian who has brought distinction to the profession's understanding and practice or services for adults.

 

To learn more about the award, please visit this page:

http://www.rusaupdate.org/awards/rusa-margaret-e-monroe-library-adult-services-award/

 

To nominate someone (or yourself!), please complete the nomination form found on the RUSA Update Resources Page. Submitted materials should include:

  1. Nomination letter, describing the ways in which the nominee has made a significant contribution to library adult services. Letter should address some of all of the following: publications, leadership, measurable effectiveness of programs, influence on others, and creative and innovative concepts.
  2. Resume of the nominee and/or summary of the nominee's activities and contributions.
  3. A minimum of two letters of endorsement containing specific reasons for supporting the nomination.
  4. Any other supporting materials that illustrate the nominee's significant contribution.



The deadline for submitting nominations has been extended to February 15th.  

Still have questions? Please contact Margaret E. Monroe committee chair, Neil Hollands (nholland@wrl.org).

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Information Services Manager, Fidelity Foundations, Boston, MA

The Fidelity Foundations are a group of private, non-operating foundations that fund a diverse set of programs on a national and international scale. Areas of investment include education, arts and culture, health care, science, conservation and community services.In addition, the Foundations fund nonprofit organizations that strengthen the communities in which Fidelity Investments employees live and work.

Foundation grants are designed to encourage the highest standards of management and to create long-term self-reliance in nonprofit organizations. Taking an investment approach to grantmaking, the Foundations fund organizations with a goal of adding lasting, measurable value. The Foundations seek to support major initiatives that nonprofits undertake to reach new levels of achievement.  

 

POSITION SUMMARY: 

The Fidelity Foundations is seeking an Information Services Manager to develop and/or maintain information management resources and related technology. This position is an essential member of the Fidelity Foundations staff and will have the opportunity to help shape the Foundations' information resources, systems and processes during a time of organizational growth and evolution. 

 

The Information Services Manager will be responsible for strategic development and maintenance of Foundations' information resources in support of grant-making and other operations. They are responsible for providing IT management for Blackbaud Grantmaking, the Foundations' grants management database system, including day-to-day administrative management and documentation of the database and related procedures. S/he will continuously assess system performance and usability, and will be responsible for database management, interface with and support training for all database users, define good practices and processes, and manage data security protocols. Additionally, the role will be responsible for developing an in-house resource library and for making recommendations on the further development, access, and use of Foundations information resources. Furthermore, they will have the opportunity to support strategic initiatives within the foundation in collaboration with members of the senior team. 

 

The successful candidate will excel at building and sustaining strong working relationships with colleagues, senior management, and external stakeholders. A natural collaborator, s/he will be a demonstrated team player with exceptionally strong interpersonal skills and an appreciation for the nuances of multigenerational family foundations and philanthropy. S/he will have flexible, self-directed problem solver who thrives in a complex environment, thinking creatively and collaboratively about the Foundations broader goals and their intersection with the specifics of information services.They will be deeply committed to the values of the Foundations and have a high-level of integrity, ethical rigor and the ability to maintain confidentiality. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversee all aspects of information management relating to Foundation needs and practices, including maintaining the necessary policies, archives and database records for legal and management purposes
  • Act as the lead administrator for Blackbaud Grantmaking (or successor system) and perform related software systems analysis and programming 
  • Develop and implement record management procedures and data standards for foundations staff
  • Work with team members and key partners to identify new database or file-sharing and library needs and lead on the development of new tools and procedures; act as administrator or liaison of new and existing tools as appropriate
  • Manage user accounts, security access, and database configurations (in alignment with company policies and procedures)
  • Develop and maintain reports, updates and data mining queries
  • Document, communicate, and expedite response to database problems and user requests for new features
  • Schedule and monitor database backups 
  • Collaborate with team members and key partners to develop and implement process improvements and controls to the foundations work streams to standardize processes, improve quality, and reduce risk 
  • Support the senior leadership in business planning, analysis, and reporting in support of the foundations programmatic goals and inform decision making
  • Provide user support and training of information services tools to new hires, existing staff and other key stakeholders
  • Manage vendor relationships with information service partners
  • Other duties as required

 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree in information science, information management or related subject; advanced degree preferred
  • 5+ years of related work experience

 

PREFERRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERTISE:

  • Experience with managing an information management system such as Blackbaud Grantmaking strongly preferred
  • Three or more years of experience with a foundation or related nonprofit work
  • Experience with foundation-specific regulations an asset
  • Proven expertise in project management 
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Ability to effectively interact and collaborate with all levels of co-workers, including assistants, staff, senior management and Trustees
  • High-level interpersonal skills, team player, diplomacy, ability to negotiate and build consensus
  • Sound judgment, integrity, and respect for confidentiality are absolute requirements

 

 

 

This position will be based in Boston, MA. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. To apply, please submit a compelling cover letter and resume to recruiting@fidelityfoundation.org.

 

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Systems Librarian, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ

William Paterson University invites applications for a twelve month tenure-track position as a Systems Librarian. Under the direct supervision of the Head of Library Information Systems, the Systems Librarian is primarily responsible for the administration of all components and delivery of technical support for the library's library services platform/integrated library system. The successful candidate participates in departmental planning and projects, as well as the User Education and Liaison programs.  Serves on Library, University, regional and national committees as appropriate.

 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Administers and configures the Library's integrated library system, comprised of system administration, security, users, profiles, policies, circulation, acquisitions, cataloging, serials management, and statistical data reporting.
  • Serves as primary technical liaison with ILS vendor, Ex Libris.
  • Troubleshoots hardware and software problems with Voyager and other library systems.
  • Provides technical support for the management of OCLC software and services.
  • Works collaboratively with the Resource Management/Library Information Systems Team to coordinate database maintenance, batch loading of records and interdepartmental projects.
  • Uses a variety of software tools to extract and manipulate data from various sources.
  • Develops and implements procedures to integrate various systems and serves on committees.
  • Participates in departmental and User Education programs.
  • Serves as a liaison to assigned departments in collection development activities.

 

Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited MLS, or equivalent (by time of appointment)
  • A second graduate degree is required for tenure
  • Experience working with databases and SQL.
  • Working knowledge of a programming/scripting language.
  • Computer knowledge necessary to perform technical-support related tasks.
  • Demonstrated commitment to service and professional development.

 

Preferred qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • At least one (1) year of professional experience working with library systems.
  • Second graduate degree.
  • System administration experience.
  • Excellent oral, written communication and interpersonal skills.

 

Invitation to apply:

Please click to apply - https://wpunj.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobid=304

 

Interested candidates will be prompted to:

  • Complete and application
  • Submit a cover letter & CV
  • Provide names/contacts of three professional references

 

Submission of all documents listed above is required for consideration.

Review of application will begin immediately and continue until filled.

 

Please email talent@wpunj.edu with general questions related to this application process.

 

About William Paterson:

William Paterson University is the third most diverse public university in New Jersey. As a longstanding member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), we have been designated by the US Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. William Paterson University is also proud to be designated as a NASA MSI (Minority Serving Institution). The University offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate academic programs that range from liberal arts and sciences to pre-professional and professional programs; it enrolls nearly 10,000 students from across the country and from over 40 nations. The University is situated on a beautiful, 370-acre suburban campus in Wayne, New Jersey, just twenty miles west of New York City.

 

The Clery Act (The Jean Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistic Act) requires all institutions of higher learning to make available to prospective employees our agency's Annual Security Report. A copy of this information is available on the University Police Department website at the Clery Act page. A paper copy of this report can be obtained at the University Police Department upon request.

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Chemistry Library Intern, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Availability: One year long position available immediately (posted January 2019)

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.

Overview: 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. For chemistry students, this is an ideal opportunity to explore chemical information as a potential career option; library and information science students without science backgrounds would be able to gain the knowledge and experience in science and engineering librarianship necessary to seek full-time employment in those areas.

Responsibilities: 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
  • Engaging in a project aimed at making physical property data within the Chemistry Library's print book collection more easily discoverable to Penn chemists
  • 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 either in a master's degree program in library/information science or in a bachelor's or master's degree program in chemistry or biochemistry; for LIS students, 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

 

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

Judith Currano
currano@pobox.upenn.edu

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


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

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Senior Archivist, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethology/Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

The Senior Archivist serves as the administrative head of the Peabody Museum's Archives Department, overseeing the Museum's archival collections (paper records, manuscripts, photographs, works on paper, and audio-visual materials), managing archives staff and daily operations, determining plans and priorities, establishing and maintaining workflow, solving administrative issues, and managing the departmental budget.  Reports to the Director of Collections.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Creating and updating Archives Department policies and procedures.
  • Surveying, appraising, and selecting archival collections for acquisition through the Collections Review Committee (CRC); working with new and existing donors to negotiate terms of use.
  • Understanding and recognizing legal issues relating to unpublished collections including copyright, privacy, confidentiality, and ownership.
  • Knowledge of SAA's Protocols for Native American Archival Materials and understanding of cultural sensitivity issues related to archival collections.
  • Planning and overseeing processing of archival collections, implementing national best practices for data entry, cataloging, and digitization standards, and collections with special formats.
  • Planning, managing, and evaluating archival digitization projects.
  • Assessing and monitoring environmental conditions and preservation/reformatting needs; monitoring environmental conditions of storage and work spaces and recommending improvements.
  • Managing storage of archival collections and recommending future space needs for archival collections and personnel.
  • Supervising staff responsible for public access and research services for the Archives Department, including hosting visits by faculty, visiting scholars, students, Native American tribal members, and the general public.
  • Collaborating with internal stakeholders on use of archival collections, including the Peabody Museum Press and the Harvard Museums of Science and Culture; works closely with Associate Registrar for Rights and Reproductions, Collections Information and Database Specialist, and Curator of Visual Anthropology.
  • Providing complex reference services, including research instruction, requiring knowledge of archive and manuscript collections at Harvard and elsewhere.
  • Teaching or lecturing to classes and groups on archival collections and practice.

Administrative:

  • Implementing administrative systems, policies, procedures, and long-range strategic planning for the Archives Department.
  • Hiring and supervising staff providing training, scheduling, assigning and distributing work, overseeing the quality of work, and conducting annual performance reviews.
  • Identifying grant opportunities, writing grant proposals, and administering post-award grants; evaluating the components of successful grants through serving on grant review panels.
  • Attending and contributing to manager-level meetings including the Collections Department Heads and Collections Review Committee.
  • Representing the Museum at regional and national conferences and workshops, including giving presentations.
  • Assist Museum staff with records management issues through referral to University Archives.
  • Performs other duties as required.



Basic Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited MLS degree with archival concentration or equivalent;
  • 6+ years of experience in archival administration

Additional Qualifications:

  • A master's degree and/or background in anthropology or archaeology preferred
  • Knowledge of best practices in archives profession, including managing an archive, processing collections, care and handling of archival materials in a variety of formats, preservation, appraisal, and reference.
  • Significant knowledge and experience with digitization, digital assets management, and archives technology, including ArchivesSpace; knowledge of The Museum System (TMS) preferred
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills; ability to establish and achieve priorities.
  • Good communication, interpersonal skills, and strong attention to detail required.



To view the full position and apply, please follow this link. The official job code is 48045BR. 

All formal offers will be made by FAS HR.

 

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Market Data Associate, Bain Capital, LP, Boston, MA

Title: Market Data Associate

Reports to: Nancy Cordery

Department: Global Research Services

Type: Full-Time

 

BAIN CAPITAL OVERVIEW:

Bain Capital, LP is one of the world's leading private multi-asset alternative investment firms with approximated $105 billion of assets under management that creates lasting impact for our investors, teams, businesses, and the communities in which we live. Since our founding in 1984, we've applied our insight and experience to organically expand into several asset classes including private equity, credit, public equity, real estate and venture capital. We leverage our shared platform to capture cross-asset class opportunities in strategic areas of focus. With offices on four continents, our global team aligns our interests with those of our investors for lasting impact.

 

DESCRIPTION:

The Market Data Associate reports directly to the Market Data Manager in the Global Research Services department.  In this role, you will drive continuous improvement of information and market data needs across the firm.  You will be assisting in the daily management of market data and third-party research services.  This includes vendor sourcing, contract negotiation, coordination of legal review, facilitating contract execution, processing invoices, maintaining user inventory, tracking of service terms, completing contract cancellations/renewals, and budget reporting.  You will be working directly with investment and information professionals globally.  

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Evaluate, negotiate, and facilitate execution of market data & research contracts.
  • Work closely with Legal and Compliance departments during the contract review process.
  • Communicate, and ensure compliance of, procedures and guidelines for use of market data & research services to end users.
  • Continuously source new market data & research resources and tools that will bring additional value to the investment teams.
  • Responsible for contract-related correspondence, documentation, & reporting in Service Now database; inventory and budget reporting in market data inventory management system (FITS); invoice processing & budget reporting in Workday; and managing vendor relationships.

 

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS:

  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Strong negotiation and analytical skills with the ability to manage and develop vendor relationships.
  • Able to work efficiently in a high-paced environment and deal with frequent changes or unexpected events while providing a high level of customer service.
  • Skilled at Analytics, Reporting, Negotiations, Budgeting, and Presentations.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate across different audiences globally.
  • Manage time effectively, multi-task, and meet constant deadlines.
  • Ability to management projects and problem solve.
  • Minimum 1-3 years of professional experience.
  • Undergraduate degree from a respected institution required; an advanced degree is highly desirable.

 

 To view the full positon and apply, please follow this link. 

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Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

Registration for SEI 2019 is now open! We are very excited about this year's curriculum, and hope to see many of you at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, June 4-7, 2019.

 

SEI is a fantastic learning and networking opportunity for professionals interested in creating and maintaining sustainable digital collections of cultural heritage materials, including librarians, archivists, museum curators, visual resources librarians, and graduate (and recent graduate) students. The workshop offers participants the chance to meet colleagues from various institutions who are facing similar challenges. Faculty and students share ideas and solutions to these challenges and make lasting professional connections. This intensive workshop has a limited number of seats and fills up fast, so be sure to register soon!

 

Don't forget that six Kress Scholarships are available to help with the costs of attending. The deadline for applications is February 8.

 

If you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact SEI Co-Chairs Lesley Chapman and/or Courtney Baron.

 

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Research and Instruction Librarian, Westfield State University, Westfield, MA

The Research and Instruction Librarian works collaboratively with the Information Instruction Coordinator and other librarians to develop dynamic user-centered instructional programming that emphasizes critical thinking, active learning, and high-impact practices, utilizing appropriate technologies. In collaboration with academic department faculty, the Research and Instruction Librarian teaches information instruction sessions and provides research consultations both online and in-person, at the Reference desk, and by appointment.

The Research and Instruction Librarian also works closely with programs such as the Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (CURCA), and the Honors Program to provide guidance to students conducting research projects. The incumbent serves as liaison to assigned academic departments on campus for collection development, instruction, and research support. The Research and Instruction Librarian collaborates with student support units, such as (but not necessarily) the Career Center, Reading & Writing Center, or others to support campus-wide student success activities. The incumbent will also participate in professional activities, continuing scholarship, and serve on University committees.

 

Requirements:

  • ALA-accredited Master of Library and Information Science or equivalent
  • Experience developing and implementing instruction or training plans
  • Demonstrated understanding of current trends in library instruction, including assessment, pedagogy, and instructional technologies to support multi-modal learning
  • Demonstrated excellent spoken and written communication skills
  • Evidence of strong team orientation and a track record of successful collaboration
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse community and foster a culture of inclusion


For more information and to submit an application: https://westfield.interviewexchange.com/


About Westfield State University:

In 1839, Horace Mann founded Westfield State University as the first public higher education institution without barrier to race, gender or economic class. Westfield State University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination, equal opportunity, diversity and affirmative action. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people including minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and other protected persons, or individuals with diverse cultural backgrounds. Westfield State is the most residential of the state universities in Massachusetts, with over 60% of our 5600 full-time undergraduate students living on campus. The campus is ideally situated on the edge of the Berkshire Mountains in western Massachusetts just 30 minutes from the thriving cultural centers of Northampton and Amherst, and 1.5 hours from both Boston and Albany.

Westfield State University provides equal access to employment opportunities for all applicants, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, age, disability or veteran status in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and policies.

 

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Summer 2019 Internships, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is currently accepting applications for Summer 2019 internships in all museum departments including (but not limited to) Curatorial, Development, Education, Exhibition Management, Marketing, Media and Public Relations, and Publishing and Digital Media. Internships are also available with Guggenheim Special Projects and initiatives such as the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Project, the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Chinese Art Initiative, and the Panza Collection Initiative. The Summer 2019 Internship Program will begin on Monday, June 3rd and end on Friday, August 9th. Summer internships are full-time, four days a week Monday-Thursday, in addition to half-day seminars on Fridays. 



We are pleased to offer $500 stipends to all undergraduate-level students and $1,000 stipends to all graduate-level students who are accepted into our Summer 2019 program. 



Application deadline for Summer 2019 internships in January 30th, 2019 (postmark).

Candidates must be of junior-year college level or above to be considered. 



Internship Program Description

The objective of the Internship Program is to offer practical museum training experience to individuals interested in pursuing careers in the arts and museum fields. Interns gain a general knowledge and broad understanding of how a particular department functions within the context of a major museum, as well as specific skills related to a particular department's activities. Interns are assigned to a department based on their academic backgrounds, professional skills, interests, and career goals. Interns participate in the ongoing work of the department and complete specific projects or portions of larger departmental intiatives. For a full list of departments that offer internships, please see: www.guggenheim.org/internships. 



Museum Culture Seminar Program

The Museum Culture Seminar Program forms and integral part of our Internship Program. The program includes field trips to sites such as auctions houses, galleries, corporate collections and other musems. Discussion with Guggenheim Museum from a range of departments and awareness of a range of museum-related issues is facilitated. A field trip outside of New York City is planned for the end of every session. 



How to Apply

Prospective applicants please send cover letter, resume, Guggenheim application form (found on website), list of relevant coursework, academic writing sample, and two letters of recommendation via postal mail to: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Internship Program, 1071 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10128-0173. For more information, please visit our website: www.guggenheim.org/internships. 

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Call for Submissions: Scholarships for ACRL/NEC Conferences

Scholarships are available for ACRL|NEC members to attend:

  • Annual Conference (May 6, 2019 in Portland, ME)
  • National ACRL Conference (April 10-13, 2019 in Cleveland)
  • ACRL Immersion (Summer TBD) 

We also offer a Best Paper Award and a Professional Development Award

 

You can join ACRL-New England for $20/Librarian, $5/Library Student, or $10/Paraprofessional or Retiree. You do NOT need to be a member of ALA or ACRL-National to join the New England Chapter!



The Christine Drew Scholarship is to enable a member of ACRL/NEC to attend one track of ACRL Immersion. The scholarship is available to those ACRL/NEC members who have been accepted into an upcoming ACRL Immersion track or have attended ACRL Immersion in the past calendar year. Preference will be given to those applicants who are attending their first ACRL Immersion. The scholarship includes up to $1000 registration/travel stipend to attend the ACRL Immersion program and complimentary registration to attend the ACRL/NEC Annual Conference held the year the recipient was awarded the Christine Drew Scholarship. Deadline:  February 8, 2019

Apply now to the Christine Drew Scholarship
Make a donation to the Christine Drew Scholarship.

Continuing Education Scholarship to enable a member of ACRL/NEC to pursue continuing education or professional development opportunities related to librarianship. Up to $500/year and complimentary registration to attend the ACRL/NEC Annual Conference. Deadline: February 8, 2019

Apply now to the Continuing Education Scholarship

ACRL/NEC Annual Conference Scholarships for Librarians and Library Staff to enable up to 6 ACRL/NEC member librarians or library staff to attend the Chapter's Annual Conference. Covers registration to attend the ACRL/NEC Annual Conference. Deadline: February 8, 2019

Apply now to the ACRL/NEC Annual Conference Scholarships for Librarians and Library Staff

ACRL/NEC Annual Conference Scholarships for Library School Students to enable up to 6 ACRL/NEC student members enrolled in an ALA-accredited library school program, or December 2018/January 2019 graduates, to attend the ACRL/NEC Annual Conference. Covers registration to the ACRL/NEC Annual Conference. Deadline: February 8, 2019

Apply now to the ACRL/NEC Annual Conference Scholarships for Library School Students

ACRL National Conference Scholarship to enable an ACRL/NEC member to attend the ACRL's national conference in 2019. Covers up to $1000 registration/travel stipend to attend the ACRL National Conference. Deadline: February 8, 2019

Apply now for the ACRL National Conference Scholarship

Best Paper Award
 for an ACRL/NEC member with the best scholarly library/information science paper. $250 and complimentary registration to attend the ACRL/NEC Annual Conference. Deadline: February 8, 2019

Apply now for the Best Paper Award

 

View a list of our Past Award Winners.

If you have questions or would like to learn more, please send an email to the committee co-chairs.

 

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Head of User Services/User Experience Librarian, California State University - San Marcos, San Marcos, CA

CSUSM is pleased to invite applications for the Head of User Services/User Experience Librarian in the University Library at the level of Senior Assistant or Associate Librarian. This position is tenure-track. The CSUSM Library, one of twenty-three libraries in the California State University System, supports the campus' mission to place the student as an active participant in the learning process. The Library works collaboratively with the campus community to provide a dynamic learning environment and experiences within and beyond the classroom as well as access to information needed to foster curiosity and scholarly inquiry.

The 200,000 square foot Kellogg Library has five floors that include more than 40 group study rooms and 300 computers, and is a gateway to more than 180 electronic databases and 550,000 books and e-books. We welcome individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences to join our growing organization of over 50 skilled faculty librarians and staff members, who support teaching, learning, research and creative endeavors at one of the fastest-growing universities in the California State University System. The CSUSM Library's Strategic Plan, 2015-2020 can be found at https://biblio.csusm.edu/strategic-plan.



DUTIES

The University Library at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) seeks an innovative Head of User Services/User Experience (HoUS/UX) Librarian.

Reporting to the Dean of the Library, the HoUS/UX Librarian will provide leadership, guidance, and strategic direction to the User Services Department and foster a creative, collaborative, and team-oriented work environment. As a unit head, the HoUS/UX Librarian will provide lead work direction for twelve User Services staff and support the work of the Engagement & Inclusion Librarian. The User Services Department comprises the functional areas of circulation, course reserves, user engagement and outreach, stacks management, and media, as well as multiple physical and online services. Other unit head responsibilities include serving on the Library's leadership team and facilitating communication and coordination with other departments in the Library.

The HoUS/UX Librarian will provide leadership in developing, evaluating, and implementing innovative, user-focused academic information/resource services for the University community as well as fostering an environment of responsive, welcoming services and spaces. While primarily a department head position, the incumbent will explore and contribute to the design of emerging user services technologies and develop forward-thinking approaches to the delivery of excellent public services in an organization committed to the teaching, learning, and the research endeavors of the University.

 Specific Duties

  • Serves as the head for the User Services Department. Provides lead work direction for User Services staff.
  • Supports the activities of the Engagement and Inclusion Librarian to provide outreach services and develop Library exhibits and events.
  • Makes recommendations to the Dean on department budget, staff, and facility needs.
  • Represents the User Services Department on the Library's leadership team.
  • Employs UX best practices and theory to provide leadership and vision in developing and improving innovative, user-centered Library-wide public services, spaces, policies, and procedures.
  • In collaboration with relevant Library stakeholders, provides leadership on issues surrounding access and use of print and electronic resources.
  • Provides interpretation and guidance for User Services staff on copyright legislation impacting higher education.
  • Pursues a strong research agenda within the field of academic librarianship or job-related field.
  • Actively participates in library, university and/or professional-level service commitments.
  • Other duties as assigned.



MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

ALA-accredited MLS or international equivalent. Demonstrated experience supervising or directing the work of staff. Demonstrated experience working in a user services or similar department in a library. Demonstrated success in leadership of a user services or similar unit within a library. Demonstrated success in collaborative work focused on developing user-centered services and/or processes. Demonstrated potential for meeting the requirements for tenure and promotion under the Library's criteria for professional performance, scholarship and service. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

DESIRED/PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Published and/or presented research related to user services/user experience in academic libraries. Participation in local, regional or national professional organizations. Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated intercultural competence with diverse groups in professional performance, research, and/or service.

Demonstrated experience and/or expertise in:

  • Working in an environment where both faculty and staff are unionized
  • Working with the Ex Libris integrated library system
  • Integrating library services into a campus learning management system
  • Developing both physical and virtual library spaces that center student learning
  • Applying user experience assessment theories and methodologies

Knowledge of:

  • Contemporary copyright issues, open access initiatives, and trends in scholarly communication
  • Current trends in media collections
  • Assistive technology and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) formatting and compliance



APPLICATION: 

Applications must include:

Submit application and direct any inquiries to:

USXLIB@csusm.edu 

A review of applications will commence January 14, 2019; however, the position will remain open until filled. 



The University is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups. 

This position is subject to employment verification, education verification, reference checks and criminal record checks. An offer of appointment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, including a criminal records check, and may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.

CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and was recently named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education. Visit Faculty Opportunities for more information.

California State University San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status.

 

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Library Technician, Congressional Research Service, Washington, D.C.

The Congressional Research Service (CRS), Knowledge Services Group (KSG) seeks a library technician (information and technical services) to process and maintain research materials used by CRS staff. The selectee also responds to requests for information and documents by internal and external clients.


The Library technician will perform the following duties:

• Identifying documents and other materials relevant to the CRS mission, and assists in making the materials accessible to staff. This includes downloading digital documents or digitizing printed materials and uploading files to internal repositories.

• Checking in serial publications, receives and processes newly received materials, and updates holdings information in the library catalog.

• Searching library catalogs and databases to verify bibliographic information. Creates metadata for digital documents or collections, applying established taxonomies as appropriate.

• Maintaining print collections, including sorting, shelving, and weeding materials; shifting collections; assisting with collection inventories to identify gaps and duplicates. Assist in developing and maintaining digital collections.

• Assisting in the staffing of the CRS research facilities and/or congressional reading rooms.

• Providing ready reference and document delivery services: identifies, retrieves, and delivers documents from a range of sources and in diverse media, contacting libraries and other cultural institutions, government agencies, publishers, and authors as needed.

• Delivering a variety of documents and data, making copies of CRS seminars and workshop materials in response to client requests.

• Conducting searches on a variety of electronic resources to locate appropriate documents or to find factual information such as names and contact information for congressional liaisons or addresses of organizations.


CRS is fully committed to workforce diversity. Interested applicants must apply online: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/521002500.

 

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HIAS Project Digital Archives Intern, Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA

The Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society seeks a detail-oriented and self-motivated individual for the position of HIAS Project Digital Archives Intern.

Reporting to the Digital Projects Archivist, the HIAS Project Digital Archives Intern will support the ongoing digitization of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, Boston Port records.

 

Hours and Stipend

This is a six-month, part-time internship with the possibility of extension. The intern will receive a monthly stipend of $750.00 (part-time, 3 days/week). Start date is negotiable but preference is by Monday, March 4, 2018.

 

Responsibilities

  • Digitization of text-and image-based documents using best professional practices
  • Prepare digital images and associated metadata for ingest into CONTENTdm repository
  • Create, enhance, and migrate existing metadata from the HIAS finding aid
  • Provide quality control and quality assurance of digitized images and metadata
  • Assist with developing and/or improving workflow procedures
  • Create social media and blog posts pertaining to project

 

Required Qualifications

  • Enrollment or recent graduation from 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 tools
  • Familiarity with image editing software
  • Proficiency with common Office applications, especially Excel
  • Attention to detail and organization skills

Preferred Qualifications

  •  Completion of one or enrolled in a class related to archives, digital libraries, digital stewardship, information organization, or equivalent coursework
  • Previous experience with photo editing software
  • Previous experience with CONTENTdm or other digital repository systems
  • Experience of interest in Jewish and immigration history
  • Reading fluency in Hebrew, Yiddish, Polish, German, or French not required, but may be helpful


About the Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society

The Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society is a resource for exploring and preserving the histories of Jewish families and institutions in New England and beyond. With the American Jewish Historical Society - New England Archives as its cornerstone, engages historians, genealogists, youth, and the general public in programming and research to advance the study of the history, culture, and institutional legacies of Jewish families in New England and beyond by educating, inspiring, and connecting people through scholarship, collections, and expertise while serving as an archival and educational resource for other Jewish organizations and institutions.

 

Application Instructions

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Brittany Contratto at brittany.contratto@nehgs.org. Preference will be given to applications received by Friday, February 1, 2019.

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Open Rank Tenure-Track/Tenured Position, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

The School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Oklahoma invites applications for an open rank tenure-track or tenured position with a focus on Applied Technology and/or Data Science. We are seeking candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas: Data Analytics, Cybersecurity, Mobile App Development, Text Mining, Information Retrieval, Data Ethics, or User Experience Design. The ideal candidate must demonstrate the ability to teach one or more of the required courses for the bachelor's or master's programs in online and in person environments.

The successful applicant for this position will join the OU SLIS faculty in the education of undergraduate, master's and doctoral students in various capacities including teaching courses, supervising independent courses, advising, and serving on students' committees. The teaching responsibilities include two courses per semester. The faculty member will conduct scholarly research resulting in publications in peer reviewed journals, book chapters, edited books, books, and conference papers. Seeking opportunities for internal and external funding is also expected. Additionally, the candidate will be committed to engagement in service to the profession and in the shared governance within the university.

The position is based on the Norman campus and will begin August 16, 2019. The salary is competitive and is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of Oklahoma offers an excellent benefits program. For further benefits information please access the Human Resources website at http://hr.ou.edu/.

 

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

The School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Oklahoma was established in 1929 and is situated within the College of Arts and Sciences. It has recently become an affiliate member of the iSchool consortium. The School has faculty in residence at both the Norman and Tulsa campuses, and faculty teach students at both locations, and online students in a variety of locations. The School has long-standing MLIS and bachelor's programs, along with a new Ph.D. in Information Studies and several new graduate certificate programs. The University of Oklahoma (OU) is a Carnegie R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in research, teaching, and community engagement. It serves the educational, cultural, economic, and health-care needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses: Norman, the Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, and the Schusterman Center in Tulsa. OU enrolls over 30,000 students and has more than 2,700 full-time faculty members in 21 colleges. The 277-acre Research Campus in Norman was named the No. I research campus in the nation by the Association of Research Parks in 2013. The University of Oklahoma's beautiful, bustling campus is nestled in the heart of Norman, the state's third largest city, located just south of Oklahoma City. Norman combines the charm of a college town, the sophistication of a cosmopolitan city and the history and culture of the American West. With outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living, Norman is a perennial contender on the "Best Places to Live" rankings. With a cost of living close to 15 percent less than the national average, Norman is a very affordable city. In fall 2014, Time ranked Norman the "least expensive city to raise children." For more information visit: http://soonerway.ou.edu and http://www.ou.edu/flipbook.

Qualifications

Research

Successful candidates will:

  • Have a record of research and scholarship with current publications and a passion for developing innovative and cross-cutting research, publishing, participating in scholarly conferences, and pursuing external grant funding
  • Work collaboratively with internal and external faculty on cross-disciplinary projects
  • Show impact through external and internal grant funding, scholarly recognition through expected channels such as citations by other researchers as measured by bibliometrics/altmetrics, invited lectures and presentations, and through awards (best conference paper, association awards, etc.)

Teaching and Service

Successful candidates will be able to:

  • Teach required and elective Information Science, Data Science, and Technology (IS/DS/Tech) courses for the SLIS undergraduate and graduate programs
  • Develop new IS/DS/Tech courses to expand and strengthen the undergraduate and graduate programs
  • Help guide the continual improvement of current degree programs
  • Advise master's and Ph.D. students
  • Serve on department, college, and university committees
  • Be actively involved in local, national, and international scholarly/professional information and data science organizations
  • Pursue community engagement opportunities such as interacting with local industry/employers on service learning projects for students, internship placements, and promoting our students and graduates
  • Have interest and experience in the design and delivery of courses in a variety of formats including on-campus, interactive video, online, and blended.

 

EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS/KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS

Required Qualifications

  • A doctorate in information studies, computer science, informatics, or a related field is required at the time of appointment
  • An active and productive research program
  • Experience with technology and/or data science tools and methods

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge and skills in applied technology, information science, and/or data science tools and methods
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching that engages students in hands-on skill development
  • A sustained research program and a record of top-tier, peer-reviewed, or other high-impact scholarly publication
  • Experience with collaborative, cross-disciplinary research and a record of external funding
  • Leadership in research, instruction, and/or service

Application Instructions

Applications should be submitted online via ByCommittee (https://apply.interfolio.com/58616) and should include a letter of application, a statement of research interests, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference. Screening of applicants will begin immediately. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

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Adult Services Librarian, Providence Community Library, Providence, RI

Adult Services Librarian L-1, Mount Pleasant Library 

Providence Community Library

Salary Range:  $19.86-25.59 per hour

Hours:  Full-time with benefits

Posted: January 14, 2019

Deadline:  External applications accepted until the position is filled.

 

Duties: 

Responsible for the direct provision of services to the adults and teens of the Mount Pleasant Community Library.  Primary duties include the provision of reference and readers advisory assistance, collection development, and teen, adult, and community programs that are relevant to the populations served.

The Adult Services Librarian participates in the development of library service at the library as well as in community outreach activity, and oversees volunteer workers.  Coverage at other libraries and departments as needed.  Hours include some evenings and weekends.

 

Requirements:

MLS from an ALA accredited library school.  A strong background in programming and in providing library services to adults from a culturally diverse community is preferred. Bi-lingual in Spanish preferred, but not required.

 

To Apply:

Send resume, cover letter and three references to:   

Maria Melvin, HR Manager, mmelvin@provcomlib.org, (401) 467-2700 x.1606.

 

An Affirmative Action / Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

 

 

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Gallery Attendant / Social Media Intern, Norman B. Leventhal Map and Education Center at the Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

Position Description:

The Gallery Attendant / Social Media Intern will work with Leventhal Map and Education Staff to design educational and promotional materials aimed at facilitating visitors' discovery of and access to the Leventhal Map & Education Center's historical map collection. The person in this position will use their experience in graphic design and interest in museums and education to create public-facing content for the Leventhal Map & Education Center's social media accounts. They will also monitor the Map Center Gallery, serving as a point person for researchers and guests.

 

Compensation: $12 / hour.

Availability: Saturdays 10-5 and either Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 11-7.

This position is subject to a CORI check. 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with Map Librarians, Communications Lead, and Education staff to develop and publish print and digital materials for educational and promotional purposes
  • Serve as the lead in establishing and maintaining a cohesive schedule of social media communications among staff and four other interns 
  • Record and monitor statistics related to visitation and research 
  • Arrive ten minutes prior to Map Gallery open time to set up station, unlock doors, check to make sure brochures are filled, and ensure gallery is presentable
  • Greet visitors and make them feel welcome
  • Serve as a point person for researchers, providing reference where appropriate and directing requests for rare materials to reference librarians
  • Field questions about map exhibitions and the Center's collection
  • Lead approximately one gallery tour per month
  • Perform general administrative and library tasks
  • Adhere to Intern Expectations and the policies of the Leventhal Map & Education Center and the Boston Public Library.

  

Required Qualifications:

  • Interest in museums or libraries 
  • Familiarity with principles of design
  • Moderate to strong experience with Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Ability to complete detailed work with a high degree of consistency and accuracy
  • Ability to respectfully and effectively work with diverse visitors and staff
  • Ability to solve problems independently as well as collaboratively
  • Interest in learning to use unfamiliar tools, software, and hardware
  • Availability of Saturdays 10-5 and either Tuesdays orWednesdays 11-7 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Interest in public history, library science, or museum studies
  • Interest in UI & UX design
  • Experience with web development, including HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • Proficiency in language(s) other than English

 

To Apply:

Please attach a PDF document including a resume and cover letter to blipton@bpl.org. The applicant's cover letter should speak to how their particular set of interests and skills will contribute to the goals and responsibilities described in this listing, and to the Leventhal Map and Education Center mission at large. Cover letter should also include link or reference to previous design work. Applications submitted without a cover letter will not be considered

 

About the Map Center:

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

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

 

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Data Services Librarian, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

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 withpartners 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 supportingthe 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 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 January 31, 2019. Interested applicants should apply using the following link: http://bit.ly/DataLibrarian.  

 

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/.

 

UMB is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy.

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Records Analyst, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

Campus/Location:       University Park Campus

Date Announced:        11/14/2019

Date Closing:               Until Filled

Job Number:               85075

Level/Salary Band:      04 - F - Non-Exempt

Work Unit:                   University Libraries and Scholarly Communications

Department:               Administrative and Financial Services / Records Management

Full/Part Time:            Full-Time

 

The Pennsylvania State University Libraries seek applications for the position of Records Analyst, a position that has primary responsibility for assisting in the University Records Management Program's initiatives and projects. The Records Analyst will be responsible for working collaboratively with departments, offices, units and the network of Records Management Liaisons and Assistants by leading in the development of records and file organization plans/guides. Specifically the Records Analyst will inventory, review and analyze University records currently in storage or managed in offices by units. The Records Analyst may help staff prepare records for storage at the Inactive Records Center, transfer to the University Archives and to be digitized and/or managed in electronic recordkeeping systems. The Records Analyst will assist the Records Management Officer with updates to the University Records Retention Schedules based on the review and analysis of office/unit recordkeeping practices, business processes, and resources such as available storage and systems.  

 

This position will provide guidance to University employees to organize both physical and electronic records and assist offices/units in coordinating records cleanup projects. The Records Analyst will help with individual or group consultations for Records Management best practices and Inactive Records Center services/systems. This position may also assist in organizing the series of workshops and conferences geared towards educating Records Management Liaisons and Assistants as well as other University employees in the proper retention and disposition of University records in compliance with University Policy AD35, University Archives and Records Management. Additionally, the Records Analyst may collaborate with Special Collections and University Archives staff to help them coordinate with office/unit staff for the review and appraisal of University records deemed to have historical and research value.

 

The person appointed to the position will work under the direction of the Records Management Officer and in collaboration with the Inactive Records Center Supervisor and Assistant and any other staff serving Records Management functions. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus 4 years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Familiarity and experience with current trends and practice for records management, legal requirements for records, and inactive records storage; and experience working with online education deliverables, websites, blogs, and social media is highly desired. The successful candidate will need to have excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, superior written and oral communication proficiency, and the ability to work effectively, both independently and collaboratively, in a collegial environment. The University Libraries is a multicultural environment that embraces respect and diversity.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Works in collaboration with the any and all departments/units of the University and Commonwealth Campuses to analyze records classifies, write descriptions and research appropriate retention and disposition requirements for each records series. 
  • Prepares retention schedule and file organization plan drafts for review and approval by the Unit, Records Management Officer, and the Records Management Advisory Committee (RMAC.
  • Conducts research of federal and state laws, institutional policies and procedures as well as departmental/unit business processes and services to understand records management requirements. Documents necessary information to provide evidence of conclusions.
  • Reviews updated and new federal and state laws and regulations that may affect retention and disposition requirements or records management processes/services and make recommendations to change records retention schedules.
  • Assist the department/unit staff in coordination with University Archives and Special Collection Library faculty and staff on transferring University Records into the University Archives collection.
  • Assist in the creation of training materials, and train users on active records systems, and inactive records center systems, and email systems.
  • Assist in the planning and developing training and outreach events, such as quarterly meetings, training series/workshops, annual summits, commonwealth campus visits.
  • Assist in the oversight of the Records Management Liaison and Assistant network by maintaining and updating network lists, department names, training dates, and contact information.
  • Develops recurring Records Management Program newsletters, announcements and updates for information sharing with networks, committees and stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with departments/units across the University in creating common definitions for file names, organization plans and file content descriptions.
  • Works with departments/units to align them with University policies and procedures pertaining to records management.
  • Develop, maintain, and improve relationships with University faculty, staff, researchers, vendors and colleagues from peer institutions.
  • Maintains knowledge and awareness of current industry trends as well as current methods and technologies related to records and information management. Pursues Certified Records Analyst or Certified Records Manager credentials.
  • Acts as Secretary of the Records Management Advisory Committee.


To view the full position and apply, please follow this link. 


Call for Essays: Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program

Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants are pleased to be able to continue with our scholarship program for the 12th year. 

 

We will be awarding up to $1,000 to the winner(s) each year.

Scholarship Deadline: June 14, 2019.

 

Application Process:

Students will submit an essay on the topic below:

"Describe your educational career and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving these goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals." 


Full details are available on our site:  http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm.

 

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Call for Proposals: ALISE Webinar Series

We are inviting proposals for the ALISE webinar series (specifically, for April-September, 2019). We are looking for submissions on the topics relevant to the research and practice of LIS education that will be of interest to ALISE members. Topics that are current and relevant, cover innovative approaches, and have practical application are particularly welcome. We encourage potential presenters to consider how their proposed offering compares to other similar professional development opportunities.

 

Sample topics that we'd like to see covered are (but not limited to):

  • Collaborations of different schools on educational programs
  • New models and approaches to offering degree programs
  • New dual degrees
  • Using student evaluations effectively
  • Diversifying and internationalizing your curriculum
  • Rethinking long-standing assignment, testing, and grading practices
  • Capstone projects and e-portfolios
  • Service-based and experiential learning; partnership-based education
  • Internships and co-op education
  • Preparing PhD students for the current academic job market (and beyond)
  • Teaching controversial, tough, or unpopular topics

 

Please consult the webinar submission guidelines: https://www.alise.org/webinar-proposals and the list of previous webinars: https://www.alise.org/webinar-archive. Please note that all webinar proposals have to be submitted using the online webinar submission form found here: https://www.alise.org/webinar-proposals ("Submit your proposal").

 

The webinar co-coordinators Keren Dali and Dan Albertson are happy to discuss webinar ideas and help you develop your proposals. We are also ready to help potential presenters with similar interests find and team up with each other.

 

Webinar proposals can be submitted at any time. However, to improve your chances of acceptance and to help us with building the schedule, we encourage you to submit your proposal by February 1, 2019.

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the webinar co-coordinators. We are looking forward to hearing from you.

 

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Call for Nominations: ALA Library Research Round Table

ALA's Library Research Round Table (LRRT) is seeking nominations to run for elected positions on the Steering Committee: Chair-Elect and Member-at-Large. These service opportunities are a wonderful way to get involved with the association and LRRT. Our charge is to provide public program opportunities to disseminate research findings and educate the professional community on research techniques for problem solving and decision making. 

 

Duties

 Chair-Elect:

  • Supports the current Chair with managing the work of the LRRT (LRRT Forum Program at ALA Annual, Mentorship Program, Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research, Library Research Seminar planning, and other potential initiatives). 
  • Leads the Nominating Committee.  Attends Steering Committee meetings.  
  • Assumes role of Chair in the following year, and Past Chair the year after that. 

 

Secretary-Treasurer:

  • Serves as the secretary for the steering committee and oversees financial reports from ALA.

 

Member-At-Large:

  • Represents the interests of the LRRT membership in LRRT program planning.
  • Brings forward ideas for potential programs.  Attends Steering Committee Meetings. 

 

Candidates must be LRRT members in good standing at the time of election.

 

If you are interested, please send your expression of interest and vita to nominatenowlrrt@gmail.comby Friday, January 18, 2019

 

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Call for Proposals: Diversity Research Grant Program

The American Library Association (ALA) Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services seeks proposals for the Diversity Research Grant program. Applications may address any diversity-related topic which addresses critical gaps in the knowledge of diversity, equity and outreach issues within library and information science. Proposals are due by midnight Pacific time on April 15, 2019. 

 

The Diversity Research Grant consists of a one-time $2,500 award for original research. A jury of ALA members will evaluate proposals and select up to three awards. Grant recipients will be announced ahead of the 2019 ALA Annual Conference. Researchers are invited to present interim findings at the News You Can Use Diversity Research Grant Update held each ALA Midwinter Meeting and are asked to publish findings in a publication of their choosing within one year of completing their project.

 

Proposals are currently being accepted for one year research projects that will be undertaken July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020. Grants should not be sought for work leading toward the completion of a degree, thesis or dissertation. A complete proposal must include the following: a cover letter, a one-page vita for each of the researchers involved (including ALA membership number, the Principal Investigator should hold ALA membership), a concise abstract of the project and a description of the project detailing the justification and needs for the research project, research objectives, expected outcomes and benefits and a budget plan and timeline on the provided template.

 

For examples of past projects and a complete list of criteria and proposal instructions, please visit: www.ala.org/research/larks/diversity

 

Attendees at the ALA Midwinter Meeting can join past and presenter researchers on Sunday, Jan. 27 for a discussion group focused on proposal-writing tips and funding opportunities. The Diversity Research News You Can Use session on Saturday, Jan. 26 will include updates from currently funded research projects.  

 

For more information or to inquire about possible research topics, please email diversity@ala.org or call (800) 545-2433 ext. 5048.

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Library Director, Ames Public Library, Ames, IA

Join Ames Public Library's team of passionate staff, engaged volunteers, and diverse partners in the heart of our vibrant community.

Ames Public Library's mission is to connect people to the world of ideas--in our recently-expanded building, on our Bookmobile, through outreach, and of course digitally.

We are looking for a director that understands the changing role of a modern public library, inspires creativity and innovation, supports the welcoming and inclusive environment that our community expects and celebrates, and nurtures connections with community partners and leaders.

 

Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on February 11th.

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.


Specific Job Duties Include:

  • 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).


For more information about this opportunity, please visit www.AmesPublicLibrary.org/Director

                     

To apply, please visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cityofames/jobs/2285555/library-director

 

 

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Librarian II/Specialist II, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York, NY

Founded in 1925 and named a National Historic Landmark in 2017, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is one of the world's leading cultural institutions devoted to the collection, preservation, and study of materials focused on African American, African Diaspora, and African experiences. The Schomburg Center, featuring diverse programming and collections spanning over 10 million items, has for over nine decades illuminated the richness of black history, arts, and experience worldwide. As a key part of one of the largest public library systems in the world, the Schomburg Center is committed to maximizing free and public access to its collections, exhibitions, educational activities, and much of its programming. 

 

The Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division enables researchers to work directly with original, rare, and unique source materials. Beginning with rare treasures from Arturo Alfonso Schomburg's personal holdings, the collection has grown since Arturo Schomburg's collection was acquired in 1926. Today, the Division holds more than 5,000 rare books, nearly 1,000 manuscript collections, and 15,000 pieces of sheet music and rare printed material, with more added annually.

 

The Librarian II/Specialist II is responsible for providing reference services in the Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division and providing basic reference services and assisting with collection processing in the Art and Artifacts Division. The reference librarian interfaces with the public and the research community, performing an important public service function within the Schomburg Center and the field itself. The reference librarian will work 35 hours per week to be scheduled between Monday and Saturday, 10:00am-6:00pm, and some evenings and weekends as required. Schedule is subject to change.

 

Principal Responsibilities

Reporting to Curator of Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books and working closely with the Curator of Art & Artifacts, the Reference Librarian will:

 

Public Services - Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division (80%)

  • Provide onsite reference and referral services, written and remote reference assistance, and subject expertise in the Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division of the Schomburg Center 
  • Provide in-depth research assistance to users via one-on-one consultations
  • Participate in outreach activities such as class visits, group presentations, and donor and membership tours
  • Update and create content for Web pages, user guides and training materials
  • Maintain a personal program of continuous education and professional development
  • Perform other duties as required

 

Reference Service and Collection Processing - Art and Artifacts Division (20%)

  • Respond to basic reference inquiries
  • Log new accessions into the ephemeral and material culture collections
  • Maintain the Artist Files research resource

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited Master's degree in library, archival or information studies, or Master's degree in liberal arts or humanities and successful completion of archival training
  • Knowledge of African American, African and African diasporan history
  • Demonstrated experience providing reference service in a library or archival repository
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Successfully demonstrated initiative, accuracy, attention to detail, judgment, and ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment
  • Demonstrated digital literacy skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of archival theory, practice, and national and international standards and best practices.
  • Advanced degree in any of the following: African American History/Studies/Literature, Africana Studies, or cultural studies

 

Physical Duties

  • Limited physical effort is required
  • Light lifting required, including shifting ofoversize folders and containers
  • Lifting up to 40 lbs. required
  • May require travel within NYC
  • Daily use of a computer
  • Pushing/pulling fully loaded book carts and racks

 

Starting Salary

USD $52,248.00/Yr.

Union / Non Union

Local 1930


To view the full position and apply, please click here. 

 

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Community Engagement Archivist/Librarian, University of North Carolina - Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

The J. Murrey Atkins Library at UNC Charlotte is seeking a Community Engagement Archivist to initiate and carry out collaborations in the Greater Charlotte region that support the mission of Special Collections & University Archives to preserve and share Charlotte's diverse history. Our oral history and manuscript collection strengths include civil rights and LGBTQ+ history, neighborhood planning and urban development, education, politics, and motorsports.

 

Position Overview: 

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte recognizes the differentiation of mission, goals, and objectives inherent in the diversity of disciplines represented by its colleges and departments. Thus, the job responsibilities and essential functions for library faculty should be interpreted in the context of the Library's strategic plan.

Library faculty engage in service to the University, community, and profession. We create physical and digital environments that encourage learning and innovation, build and preserve collections, support research, and advance scholarship. We provide access to and promote the discovery of information. We help our communities become proficient information users and lifelong learners. Library faculty serve current and future UNCCharlotte students, faculty, staff, alumni, and members of the Greater Charlotte and global community by sustaining the intellectual and creative life, and facilitating lifelong learning, discovery, and engagement.

Library faculty are expected to collaborate within the Library and beyond in the performance of professional duties that may include, but are not limited to: selecting, organizing, preserving, and facilitating access to materials; supporting teaching, learning, and research; providing outreach to the campus and community; and developing and maintaining digital and technological innovations.

Library faculty participate in scholarly research, creative endeavors, and professional activities to serve the Library, the University, and the information professions. Library faculty are strongly encouraged to pursue external funding for library-related initiatives.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Engages individuals, families, and organizations in the greater Charlotte region in efforts to preserve and share the region's diverse history through projects involving manuscripts, oral histories, and/or community archives.
  • Provides reference and instruction services in the Special Collections & University Archives reading room (10-12 hours/week).
  • Engages with faculty and colleagues to promote and support the inclusion of community archives and public history-related service-learning initiatives into the curriculum.
  • In collaboration with colleagues in the Library, plans events and conducts other outreach activities to raise community awareness of Special Collections and University Archives materials and services.
  • Assists with creating social media posts, community relations, and exhibits.
  • May contribute to arrangement, description, and/or digitization activities in the unit.
  • Engages in professional service and scholarship.
  • Participates in committees and faculty governance in the Library and on campus.
  • May supervise temporary staff and/or students.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Qualifications: 

The minimum academic credential required for applicants for faculty positions in Atkins Library is completion of a master's degree in the field of library and information science from a program accredited by the American Library Association by time of interview.

Graduation with master's degree in a specialized area directly relevant to the position description may be an acceptable substitute in certain situations if approved by the Dean. A second masters in another discipline or an earned doctorate is highly desirable.

     Preferred: 

  • Minimum one year of experience working in an archival or library setting (including internships, student and volunteer work, community archiving, etc.)
  • Commitment to continuous personal and professional improvement in cultural diversity competence.
  • Commitment to fostering an environment of mutual respect and inclusion in the community, reading room, classroom and workplace.
  • Ability to initiate and lead collaborations with diverse constituencies.
  • Familiarity with community archiving and oral history concepts, ethics, and practices.
  • Experience providing services to the public in a library, archives, retail, food service, nonprofit, government, or other setting.
  • Demonstrated interest in the history of culture and people of the South.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.


For more information and to apply: jobs.uncc.edu/postings/25353

 

As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups.

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Call for Essays: The Brenda S. Banks Travel Award

The Brenda S. Banks Travel Award Subcommittee invites applications for a new Society of American Archivists (SAA) award. The Brenda S. Banks Travel Award recognizes and acknowledges individuals of color, such as those of African, Asian, Latinx, Native American, Alaska Native, or Pacific Islander descent, who are employed in archives and who manifest an interest in becoming active members of SAA. Recipients receive full complimentary registration and related expenses for hotel and travel to attend the SAA Annual Meeting during the year in which the award is received. In addition, recipients receive a complimentary one-year membership in SAA.

This award supports the objectives of SAA's Archivists and Archives of Color Section's objectives:

  • Providing individuals of color employed in archives with an opportunity for professional development and networking through engagement with SAA; and
  • Promoting increased participation in SAA by individuals of color employed in an archives by exposing first-time Annual Meeting attendees to the experience of attending national meetings and encouraging them to join and remain members of the organization.

Created in 2017, the award is named in honor of Brenda S. Banks, Fellow and Past President of SAA and co-founder of the Archivists and Archives of Color Section. The award is sponsored by SAA's Archivists and Archives of Color Section and funded through the SAA Foundation.


Application Requirements:

Recipients will be selected based on the strength of their personal statement/essay. Personal statements/essays must be no more than 500 words and will be evaluated on:

  • Overall clarity;
  • Understanding of professional goals and experience with and/or commitment to working with, or documenting and preserving the histories of communities of color;
  • Description of the benefits of attending the SAA Annual Meeting; and
  • Explanation of commitment to SAA, diversity and inclusion, and the profession.

In addition, applicants must include a current CV or resume.

 

To be eligible, the applicant:

  • Must be of American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander descent;
  • Must be currently employed in an archives; and
  • Shall not have previously attended an SAA Annual Meeting.

Click here to preview the application and/or to apply.

 

Applications must be received by February 28, 2019.

Questions? Please direct them to Margarita Vargas-Betancourt, Ph.D., Chair of the Brenda S. Banks Travel Award Subcommittee, mvargasb@ufl.edu or (352) 273-2692.

 

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Reference Librarian Instructor, Highline College, Des Moines, WA

Highline College (located in Des Moines, Washington) is recruiting for a full-time, 9‑month tenure‑track Reference Librarian position (linkstarting fall quarter, September 17, 2019.  The reference librarian will provide research assistance and individualized instruction to students, faculty, staff, and the public. The reference librarian will collaborate with discipline faculty to teach information literacy to students in variety of classes across the curriculum including BAS (Bachelor of Applied Science) classes. As a member of the reference department, the librarian will share responsibility for collection development.  The reference librarian will provide support to improve equity and student achievement, specifically to cohorts of underserved students. The reference department is instrumental in leading open educational resources (OER) use and expansion. The reference librarian is service oriented, requiring excellent social, communication, and collaboration skills.  


Highline College is situated in a diverse community just 20 minutes south of Seattle where we serve a student population of over 70% students of color, representing over 35 nations and more than 100 languages. It ranks fifth in the nation for racial and ethnic diversity for public colleges. The college embraces equity, inclusion, and social justice, with the core goals of Student Attainment, Diversity, Community Engagement, and Sustainability.



For a more detailed description of the position and qualifications, and to apply, please view the position at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/highline/jobs/2298624/reference-librarian-instructor-tenure-track.

To ensure full consideration, please follow instructions carefully and fill out the online form completely including the supplemental question regarding diversity. 

Deadline to apply is February 8, 2019 at 4pm.

 

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Data Librarian and Assistant/Associate Professor, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

The University Libraries at Western Michigan University seeks candidates for the position of Data Librarian. This exciting new opportunity supports Western Michigan University's commitment to be a learner centered, discovery driven, and globally engaged institution by supporting campus efforts in three key areas: cultivating and participating in campus research collaborations, consulting with researchers, and delivering educational programming.

 

Responsibilities:

The Data Librarian will lead new library efforts to support the emerging data needs for a wide range of stakeholders, such as campus researchers, students, and the Office of the Vice President for Research. This new role will define the future of data services within WMU libraries, work to identify campus needs, and develop a new service portfolio to assist the campus community on how to better use, manage, communicate, and preserve data. The Librarian will develop new partnerships to increase the visibility and usability of data resources, support scholarly communications, and deliver instruction on best and emerging practices.

 

As a tenure track, fiscal-year (12 month) appointment, the Librarian will report to the Associate Dean for Resources and Digital Strategies and work as a team member in the Research Services Department. This innovative new area is responsible for the curation, preservation, and promotion of specialized collections, planning and executing digital projects, and providing research and educational services to support of specific program areas. The position will participate in library-wide activities and committees and may also supervise staff.

 

In support of the Libraries' commitment to professional development, the Librarian will enjoy many opportunities to develop a professional record. Travel funding will be provided, with support for presenting at conferences, publishing in professional publications, and developing leadership experience. 

 

Requirements:

A master's degree from a graduate program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) or an international equivalent as identified by ALA is required. Candidates with advanced graduate coursework or professional experience are encouraged to apply.


Required Applicant Documents:

Cover Letter highlighting your qualifications
Curriculum Vitae
List of References 

Please use the following link to view the full job description and apply. 

 

Visit https://wmich.edu/hr/jobs for further information regarding the position requirements and application procedures. Review of applications will begin February 11, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.



Location:

The position will be based on Western Michigan University's main campus in Kalamazoo, MI. The expected start date is summer 2019.

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has placed WMU among the 76 public institutions in the nation designated as research universities with high research activities.

Western Michigan University is located midway between Chicago and Detroit in the vibrant community of Kalamazoo, Michigan. Known as a center for innovative health sciences research and the home of two nationally-ranked institutions of higher learning--Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College--Kalamazoo enjoys being a center for higher education and the sixth largest metropolitan area in Michigan. Kalamazoo is home of the nationally recognized Kalamazoo Promise, where graduates of Kalamazoo Public Schools receive free tuition to attend public and private colleges in Michigan. Kalamazoo offers a wealth of cultural and recreational activities, including numerous outdoor recreation activities, unique commerce and shopping, and numerous cultural organizations. For more information, please visit:https://wmich.edu/about/kalamazoo

 

Western Michigan University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities and all other qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

 

 

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Simmons University PhD in Library and Information Science, Simmons University, Boston, MA

We are happy to announce that we have extended our Fall 2019 PhD application deadline until February 1, 2019.


Our Boston-based program is composed of a cohesive and collaborative cohort. Students work with faculty to tailor the program to their interests and career goals. Doctoral studies can be conducted at various intersections of setting, audience, and activity. Cultural heritage, preservation, information literacy, diversity and inclusion in LIS services, information behavior research, usability and user experience research, and community informatics are some examples of study areas which our current students and graduates have explored. 

We offer scholarships, fellowships and teaching assistantships for top applicants, including the Thomas J. Galvin '56LS Endowed Scholarship fund. The Committee on Doctoral Studies reviews and approves financial support for research projects and travel reimbursement.


There's still time to complete your application by February 1 and join our vibrant community in the Fall 2019 semester. To apply, please click here. 

 

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John Foster and Janet Avery Dulles Archival Fellowship, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

The Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, a unit of Princeton University Library's Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, offers the John Foster and Janet Avery Dulles Archival Fellowship for one graduate student each year. This fellowship provides a summer of work experience for a graduate student interested in pursuing an archival career.

 

The 2019 Fellow will gain experience in both technical and public services. The Fellow will work under the guidance of Annalise Berdini, Digital Archivist, Amanda Ferrara, Public Services Project Archivist, and Valencia L. Johnson,  Project Archivist for Student Life. Projects for 2019 will include processing the Richard Holbrooke papers, collaborating with staff on digital processing projects, participating in the reference rotation, answering remote reference inquiries, with the potential for other projects such as assisting in the installation of a campus exhibit, and other duties as assigned. Previous fellows and their work are listed on our website.

 

The 10 to 12-week fellowship program provides a stipend of $950 per week. In addition, fellows are expected to attend the Society of American Archivists' annual conference in Austin, Texas in August; travel, registration, and hotel costs to conference will be reimbursed. The fellowship program is flexible in its start date: the fellow may start the program as early as May. The total length of the fellowship must equal at least 10 weeks but no more than 12 weeks, not including the travel week at the annual conference of the Society of American Archivists, and will conclude by the beginning of September.

 

Requirements: Successful completion of at least 12 graduate semester hours (or the equivalent) applied toward an advanced degree in archives, library or information management, American history, American studies, or museum studies; demonstrated interest in the archival profession; and good organizational and communication skills. Applicants within one year of completing their graduate degree are also eligible to apply. The Library highly encourages applicants from under-represented communities to apply. 

 

The Mudd Library houses the Princeton University Archives and a collection of 20th-century public policy papers. The more than 35,000 linear feet of archival and manuscript material are widely used by local, national, and international researchers. More than 2,000 visitors use the Mudd Library reading room each year and its staff field some 2,000 remote reference inquiries annually. For more information about the Mudd Manuscript Library visit: http://rbsc.princeton.edu/mudd

 

To apply: Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and two letters of recommendation to mudd@princeton.edu. Any questions about the application process or position can be sent to the same email. 

 

Applications must be received by Monday, March 1, 2019 at 5 pm. Zoom interviews will be conducted with the top candidates and the successful candidate will be notified by April 5, 2019.

 

Please note: University housing will not be available to the successful candidate. Interested applicants should consider their housing options carefully and may wish to consult the TigerTrade, the online campus bulletin board or the Princeton University Off-campus Housing websitefor more information on this topic.

 

Princeton University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

 

 

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Call for Papers: The Third International Congress of Digital Archives

Since 2015, the International Congress of Digital Archives has emerged as the benchmark forum for the analysis, discussion and presentation of research, technological developments and proposals to preserve long-term sound and audiovisual content in digital files.

 

The First International Conference on Sustainable Digital Archives. Conservation and Access to the Sounds and Images of the Future, focused on reflections relating to long-term digital presevation. 

In 2017, the Second Congress had, as its central theme, Connecting Knowledge of Libraries, Archives, Museums and Galleries (BAMG) for Digital Preservation in order to motivate the generation of collaborative projects and proposals relating to BAMG collaboration, to assist with digital preservation. 

In 2019, the issue to be addressed will be Shaping the Future: Artificial Intelligence and Big Data for Digital Preservation of Sound and Audiovisual Content. With this theme, we seek to promote the use of these technological tools in the creation, development, and social use of digital files in the coming decades.

 

We are pleased to present the Call for the Third International Congress of Digital Archives. On the following link (in Spanish) you will find complete information: http://difusion.iibi.unam.mx/CIADIII/page1.html

 

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Part Time Reference Librarian, Endicott College, Beverly, MA

Title: Part Time Reference Librarian

Type: Staff, Part-Time

 

Hours: 11 hours per week academic year. These hours are typically split between two reference librarians, each working two weekends per month.

 

Start Date: TBD

Date Posted: 1/9/2019

Description: Professional position that provides weekend reference and interlibrary loan services to the campus community and assists with circulation operations at point of need.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Assists and instructs library users using print and online resources
  • Provides interlibrary loan services
  • Provides supervision and technical support for electronic databases
  • Conducts library orientations/tours upon request
  • Assists circulation staff at point of need, including
  • Staffing circulation desk
  • Circulating library materials
  • Creating and maintaining patron records
  • Communicating and maintaining library policies
  • Resolving circulation problems

 

Qualifications:

  • MLS from an ALA-accredited institution preferred
  • MLS Degree candidate with academic library experience considered
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office required

 

This is a 10-month position.

To apply, please send a letter of application, resume and names and phone numbers of three references to:

 

Endicott College

Human Resources

376 Hale Street, Beverly, MA 01915

FAX: (978) 927-0084

E-mail: humanresources@endicott.edu

AA/EOE

 

Endicott College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).

 

Endicott College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and is committed to the principles of equal employment and complies with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations advancing equal employment. The College's objective is to employ individuals qualified and/or trainable for open positions by virtue of job-related education, training, experience, and qualifications without regard to sex, race, religion, color, age, physical disability, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin or citizenship, veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other status protected by law.

 

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Subject Librarian for Physical Sciences, Mathematics & Statistics, Computer Science and Engineering, University at Albany Libraries, Albany, NY

The University at Albany Libraries (State University of New York, Albany, NY) seek an enthusiastic, knowledgeable, creative librarian to serve as the subject librarian for chemistry, physics, mathematics and statistics, computer science, and engineering. This position supports several programs within the College of Arts and Sciences and the new College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Other subject responsibilities may be assigned contingent on the successful candidate's qualifications and institutional needs. This position reports to the Director of Collections and requires travel between uptown and downtown campus locations.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Serves as the subject liaison to the assigned departments and provides outreach to and support for faculty and students
  • Evaluates, maintains and develops library collections and manages subject acquisitions budgets
  • Participates in library projects and initiatives
  • Provides subject-related instruction and teaches workshops
  • Provides in-depth research consultation and support for scholarly communication services for faculty and students in the assigned subject areas
  • Collaborates with colleagues responsible for related disciplines to provide coverage for interdisciplinary subjects
  • Creates and maintains subject websites and research guides
  • Provides general reference services during assigned hours, including some evenings and weekends
  • Research, publication, and service to the Libraries, University, and profession are expected to satisfy criteria for continuing appointment (tenure) and promotion.

 

Academic rank: Assistant Librarian or Senior Assistant Librarian (rank will be determined by the successful candidate's qualifications)

 

For additional information, including qualification requirements and application instructions:

https://albany.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=106095

 

Application deadline: February 13, 2019

 

The University at Albany is an EO/AA/IRCA/ADA employer.

 

About the University at Albany:

Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research, and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,900 students in nine schools and colleges across three campuses. Located in Albany, NY, New York State's capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City, and the Adirondacks.

 

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Circulation Supervisor, North Scituate Public Library, North Scituate, RI

North Scituate Public Library is looking for a Circulation Supervisor with a focus on customer service and patron needs.  Must be extremely comfortable with Sierra and be detail oriented.  

 

Staff supervision includes:

  1. Hiring, training and supervising circulation assistants
  2. Creating monthly circ desk schedule
  3. Annual evaluation of circ assistants
  4. Maintaining daily project & assignment list
  5. Assisting with supervision of volunteers assigned to the circ area & shelving

 

Circulation responsibilities include:

  1. Adhering to all circ policies and procedures
  2. Overseeing all material lending functions
  3. Registration of patrons
  4. Tracking overdue materials, reviewing and sending bills for materials
  5. Assessing damaged materials 
  6. Delivering material to homebound patrons as needed
  7. Resolving patron complaints

 

Administrative responsibilities include:

  1. Attending Circ Heads meetings at OSL
  2. Maintaining accurate and current circ and visit statistics
  3. Monthly circulation report and statistics for Director
  4. Monitoring supplies needs

 

Candidates must have a high school diploma or equivalent, Bachelor's Degree preferred.  Must have 3-5 years of public library experience, with supervisory experience strongly preferred.  

This is a 33.5 hour per week (part-time) position, with regular Monday through Friday hours; flexibility is needed for occasional Saturdays and coverage as necessary.  Vacation & sick time are earned, though no medical/dental/vision benefits are available.

 

Apply to:

Julie@ScituateLibrary.org or Julie Lepore

North Scituate Public Library

606 W Greenville Rd

North Scituate RI 02857

 

Primary consideration will be given to resumes received by January 25.

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Assistant to the Executive Director, 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 **

Applications time out after 30 minutes. It is recommended that you save often, or copy and paste your supplemental question responses from a Word document to ensure no progress is lost.

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.

 

Assistant to the Executive Director

Location: Service Center (Marysville)
Pay Range: $6,075.33 - $8,413.60 Monthly
Hours per week: 40
Job Requisition: 15322

Closing Date: February 1, 2019


Job Summary:
Provides high level administrative support to the Library Executive Director, Board of Trustees, and Leadership Team. Incumbent operates in an environment characterized by involvement in broad system-wide issues and interaction with a variety of internal and external stakeholders on complex, confidential and sensitive matters. Performs a wide variety of administrative functions that affect District-wide issues which require the independent managing of multiple tasks and projects with competing priorities and deadlines. Other tasks include the screening and prioritizing of communications from external and internal sources, developing internal and external contacts throughout the organization and communities, and maintaining the administrative processes and public records for the Library District and Library Capital Facility Areas.

Essential Functions:
Provides administrative support for the Executive Director to include calendar management, phone screening, both internal and external meeting scheduling, travel and conference arrangements, travel reimbursement preparation, correspondence and report preparation.

Provides administrative support for the Board of Trustees to include monthly Board meeting materials and agenda preparation, meeting minutes, record keeping, accuracy review of staff reports, distribution and mailing, incoming and outgoing correspondence, conference and travel arrangements, and expense report preparation.

Maintains positive relationships with community stakeholders, local government officials, and local library advisory boards and Friends groups.

May represent the Executive Director at meetings.

Provides Library District record maintenance to include the annexation agreements with cities, external contracts document log, central filing system, record retention, and information required for State audits.

Provides support for the Library District's Capital Facility Areas (LCFAs) to include the coordination with County officials to schedule meetings, preparation of meeting agendas, meeting minutes, resolutions, and essential documents, as well as record management and maintenance.

Works directly with attorney(s) to prepare official documents for LCFA governing bodies.

Provides grammatical and content editing of external and district-wide documents for Communications Director, Administrative Services Director, and other departments.

Prepares worksheets, tables, and makes statistical calculations for budget documents and other financial records.

Develops and maintains District-wide stakeholder contact database to include data gathering, analysis, and report preparation.

Initiates projects, research assignments, budget management, administration procedures and activities as well as the production and review of documents, reports, and financial information for the Executive Director as directed.

Ensures that stakeholder information is passed from or to the Executive Director accurately and in a timely manner and that those important decisions/actions are not delayed or mismanaged.

 

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Assistant Librarian (Electronic Resources Librarian), Utah State University, Logan, UT

Open Date: 12/18/2018 

Review Date: 01/17/2019 

Job Category: Faculty 

Department: Library & Information Services 

College/Unit: Library & Instructional Support 

Location: Logan Campus 

Posting Duration: Open Until Filled 

 

Position Summary:

This position manages the Libraries' collection of electronic resources and works collaboratively with stakeholders throughout the Library, University, and consortia as needed. The Libraries provide a combination of owned, subscribed, on-­demand, and Open Access materials through local and consortial arrangements. The Electronic Resources Librarian plays a key role in day-to-day operations by maintaining various points of access to these materials, including through local systems and vendor interfaces. This position provides leadership for navigating the complex, ever­changing role of electronic resources and communicating those changes to the institution. A paraprofessional dedicated to electronic resources supports the work of this position as do a number of collegial and collaborative cross-functional committees. The position reports to the Head of Collection Management & Resource Sharing and is a tenure-track Assistant Librarian position with a scholarship requirement and generous support for presenting at professional conferences.  The Electronic Resources Librarian is a 12-month position with an anticipated start date of May/June 2019.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates the acquisition and management of electronic resources
  • Collaborates with the Collection Development Librarian and department liaisons to assess and coordinate renewals and selection of new resources
  • Provides top-level support for e-­resource troubleshooting and ensures ongoing usability and accessibility
  • Promotes the Libraries' resources and provides trainings to Library employees
  • Manages administrative metadata in local and third­-party systems and knowledgebases (Innovative ERM, Encore Duet, Serials Solutions, etc.)
  • Negotiates and tracks licenses
  • Assists in budget projections
  • Works scheduled hours at the Research Help Desk

 

Dept/College Highlights:

Utah State University is a multi-campus land-grant institution serving a student population of 29,000. The main campus is situated in the beautiful Cache Valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City and offers an affordable cost of living.  USU is just minutes from two mountain ranges and within a half-day's drive of six national parks, providing a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities. The University benefits from the Merrill-Cazier Library, a beautiful, recently constructed building with an automatic retrieval system, allowing for creative and student-centered uses of space. 

Utah State University offers a competitive benefits package including medical and dental with a 14.2% retirement contribution by the University, and 22 days/year vacation.

 

Qualifications:

     Minimum Qualifications:

  • ALA-­accredited MLS degree before hire date
  • Ability to gather, analyze, and report data
  • Demonstrated collaboration and teamwork skills
  • Excellent communication skills, including listening, writing, and speaking
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and perform complicated tasks with minimal supervision
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing assignments and needs

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in an academic or research library
  • Demonstrated technical-support skills
  • Familiarity with current issues in electronic resources
  • Experience training or teaching
  • Familiarity with technical standards and formats relevant to electronic resources such as SUSHI, OpenURL, and COUNTER, link resolvers, proxy authentication, and discovery platforms
  • Experience working with integrated library systems, such as Innovative Interface's library system Sierra
  • Familiarity with or experience administering an electronic resources management system (ERMS)

 

Opportunity Type: Full-Time w/benefits package 

Percent of Time or Hours per Week: 100 

Advertised Salary:

Salary commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits, including an additional annual retirement contribution of 14.2% of salary. 

Required Documents (The names and contact information of 3 references will be collected during the application process):

Cover Letter, Resume/CV

 

To view the full job description and apply, please follow this link. 

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(Part-Time) Library Assistant II, Waltham Public Library, Waltham, MA

Waltham Public Library - Children's Department

Part-time Library Assistant II - Specialist

 

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

 

Qualifications include:  

  • Associates Degree or 2 years of post-high school education
  • 6 months of computer experience
  • 1 year of experience working with the public, or any equivalent combination
  • Strong interest in working with children and families
  • Ability to perform under pressure
  • Ability to work with library staff and a diverse general public in a tactful and courteous manner
  • Good problem solving and computer skills
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.
  • Must pass a pre-employment physical with drug and alcohol screening, a Criminal Offenders Record Information (CORI) and a background check. Full description available at Human Resources Department.

 

Duties include:  

  • Helping children and families locate materials and information
  • Providing story hours for pre-school children
  • Answering telephones
  • Checking items in and out
  • Delivering materials to day care centers
  • Registering patrons
  • Account maintenance and other general Children's desk duties as assigned

 

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

 

19 hours per week

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

 

$26.10 per hour, pro-rated paid time off

No health or retirement benefits

  

Deadline to apply: February 8, 2019

 

Qualified candidates should submit, preferably in one complete pdf file:

  • Completed City of Waltham employment application 

              ( https://www.city.waltham.ma.us/human-resources-department )

  • Three letters of professional reference 

(Must be less than 2 yrs old. Also must be signed or sent directly from source)

  • Resume
  • Letter of interest to:

         Mary Gullotti

         Human Resources Department, 119 School Street, Waltham, MA         02451

         MGullotti@city.waltham.ma.us  /  781-314-3356

 

  The Waltham Public Library is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.               

 

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Legal Research and Knowledge Librarian, Hinckley Allen LLP, Boston, MA

Our Boston office has an opportunity for an experienced Legal Research and Knowledge Librarian.  The Legal Research and Knowledge Librarian supports legal and business research needs of the attorneys and professional staff, and contributes to Knowledge Management initiatives that improve access to all types of firm information. 

 

Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Maintains working knowledge of the library's electronic and print collections, interlibrary loan availability, and other resources as appropriate
  • Conducts in-depth research for a wide range of practice areas including corporate, litigation, real estate, and construction ; analyzes and synthesizes research ; provides written summary of research findings  
  • Contributes to the firm's information distribution strategy via the portal; governs portal contributions from departments and practice groups ; advises on new delivery strategies
  • Investigates creative uses of research tools to improve work processes, makes process recommendations, and develops training resources for library users including on-demand training, pathfinders, and other portal access points
  • Prepares product usage reports using QuickView, PowerInvoice, and other tools
  • Performs regular monitoring of news, dockets, legislative and regulatory changes, and other subject areas as needed; prepares related alerts and communications
  • Locates documents using firm subscriptions and external resources via interlibrary loan
  • Participates in data validation projects as needed
  • Assists with daily maintenance of Boston library

 

Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Library and/or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution  
  • 5 or more years of experience in a law firm library is required
  • Proficiency using online legal and business research tools
  • Experience in the design and maintenance of a Sharepoint portal preferred
  • Strong problem-solving and organizational skills with ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work independently and to collaborate as a part of a cross-functional team
  • Candidate must have excellent communication skills, a professional demeanor, and an innovative mind-set

 

Interested candidates should send a resume, brief statement of interest, qualifications, and availability to koboy@hinckleyallen.com

 

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Call for Papers: ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) 2019

ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries
June 2-6, 2019 - Urbana-Champaign, IL
Curated Knowledge. Connected People. Extraordinary Results. 


Updated Deadline: January 25, 2019


Communities Welcomed:
JCDL welcomes interesting submissions ranging across theories, systems, services, and applications. We invite those managing, operating, developing, curating, evaluating, or utilizing digital libraries broadly defined, covering academic or public institutions, including archives, museums, and social networks. We seek involvement of those in iSchools, as well as working in computer or information or social sciences and technologies. Multiple tracks and sessions will ensure tailoring to researchers, practitioners, and diverse communities including data science/analytics, data curation/stewardship, information retrieval, human-computer interaction, hypertext (and Web/network science), multimedia, publishing, preservation, digital humanities, machine learning/AI, heritage/culture, health/medicine, policy, law, and privacy/intellectual property.


Additional Topics of Interest:
In addition to the topics indicated above, the following are some of the many topics that will be considered relevant, as long as connections are made to digital libraries:

  • Collaborative and participatory information environments
  • Crowdsourcing and human computation
  • Cyberinfrastructure architectures, applications, and deployments
  • Distributed information systems
  • Document genres
  • Extracting semantics, entities, and patterns from large collections
  • Information and knowledge systems
  • Information visualization
  • Infrastructure and service design
  • Knowledge discovery
  • Linked data and its applications
  • Performance evaluation
  • Personal digital information management
  • Scientific data management
  • Social media, architecture, and applications
  • Social networks, virtual organizations and networked information
  • User behavior and modeling
  • User communities and user research

 

We invite submissions in many forms: short papers, long papers, panels, posters, tutorials, and workshops. We also host a Doctoral Consortium.


Submission Deadlines: 
Jan. 25, 2019 - Tutorial, workshop, full paper and short paper, and consortium submissions
Jan. 29, 2019 - Panel, poster and demonstration submissions


Submissions are to be made in electronic format via the conference's EasyChair submission page. Please see the conference website for more details: https://2019.jcdl.org/

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Library Director, Newmarket Public Library, Newmarket, NH

The Newmarket Public Library Board of Trustees is seeking a Library Director who is experienced, enthusiastic, innovative, and very public service orientated. The Director oversees a staff of seven part-time employees, a collection of approximately 39,000 book and media items, and an annual budget of 315,183.

 

Duties:

The Library Director reports to the Board of Trustees and plans, implements, and manages all services to the public; including library operations, personnel selection and supervision, collection development, establishing new programming that is innovative, creative and responsive to the needs of the community, policy management, annual budget preparation and fiscal management of the library facility.

 

Qualifications:  

Applicants must have an ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library Science, strong communication skills and minimum of three years of increasingly advanced public library administrative and supervisory experience.

 

The candidate should be well organized, have excellent written and verbal skills, be current with the lastest technological resources; preferably have experience with The Library Corporation's automation system; have the ability to oversee the library's website; have the ability to establish working relationships with town officials, community leaders and boards, and the general public to provide a community-centered library for the town of Newmarket.

 

To view the job description, go to the library website http://newmarketlibrary.org/index.html. 

Deadline:  

Applications need to be received by January 23, 2019

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resumé and three professional references to:

Mary Mahoney, Chair, Board of Trustees

Newmarket Public Library

1 Elm Street

Newmarket, NH  03857


                      Newmarket is an equal opportunity employer.

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Summer 2019 Archives Intern, Pixar Living Archives, Emeryville, CA

This position will provide support to the Pixar Living Archives. You'll work with various members of the Archives team in archiving assorted materials (paintings, drawings, pastels, sculptures, digital files, etc.) from our animated films and historical collection.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Feature Film Processing Project

  • Inventory and organize materials created by feature film art and story departments 
  • Re-house, label and prepare materials for long-term storage
  • Create and update database records to track content and information

Digital Asset Project

  • Assess and organize digital assets in multiple systems toward the goal of archiving for preservation and long-term access
  • Create and update project documentation

Other Tasks May Include:

  • Projects related to the care of pastels, paintings, maquettes
  • Supporting archivists by moving collections between buildings and to/from clients in the studio
  • Support the studio reference library with shelf reading of book and film collections

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Completion of archives track or indexing coursework desirable 
  • Experience working with physical and/or digital archival collections a plus
  • Mac proficiency and experience working with databases (FileMaker Pro a plus)
  • Flexible nature with the ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks/activities simultaneously
  • Excellent people skills with strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong administrative, detail and follow-up skills
  • Creative problem-solving skills, curiosity and motivation

 

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Must be a current student in or recent graduate of a Masters-level program in library science, museum studies or related program
  • Must be available to work full-time Mon - Fri for 12-weeks between May 2019 - August 2019

 

SUBMISSION PROCESS AND APPLICATION MATERIALS:

  • Apply online at pixar.com- no submissions will be accepted via mail or in person (a direct link to the internship can be found here)
  • Attach a single PDF file containing your cover letter and your resume
  • Due to the large number of submissions, we are unable to respond to requests for updates.  You will receive notification of our receipt of your application and when the hiring process is completed

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Sunday, February 10, 2019

 

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National Library of Medicine Associate Fellowship Program, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD

The National Library of Medicine Associate Fellowship is a one-year residency program for recent library science graduates interested in a career in health sciences librarianship. The program combines curriculum and project work and is located at the National Library of Medicine on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

The Associate Fellowship provides knowledge and skills in project work ranging from:

  • Fundamentals of data science, and projects in data wrangling, data analysis, data visualization, programming, and data policy
  • Creation of online tutorials and educational videos, conducting user needs assessments
  • Development of an in-depth understanding of the development, production, implementation of NLM product and services


The Associate Fellowship offers opportunities for professional development through:

  • Participation in lectures, exercises, conferences, short and extended visits to other health sciences libraries
  • Workshops on work style, resume review, negotiation, and presentation skills
  • Mentorship from a program coordinator and NLM staff who serve as preceptors


The participant will receive an annual stipend of $56,233; additional $6,000 supplement for health insurance; relocation funding; and travel and training support to attend conferences.

Qualifications:

  •  Master's degree in an ALA-accredited library/information science program, earned by August of the year of appointment or within the previous two years. (Undergraduate degree can be in any major.)
  • Opportunity open to U.S. and Canadian citizens only. Note: Canadians with ALA-accredited Master's degrees should use the same application process as U.S. citizens. U.S. citizens will receive first preference.
  • Work experience in a library or health sciences environment.


For a full description of this opportunity and to submit your application, visit https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/NIH-NLM-2018-01

 

Application Deadline: January 25, 2019, 11:59 PM ET

For additional information about the program, see the National Library of Medicine Associate Fellows web site: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/about/training/associate/proginfo.html


If you have any questions, please send an email to nihprograms@orau.org

 

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Multiple Positions, Sno-Isle Libraries, Multiple Locations, 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 **

Applications time out after 30 minutes. It is recommended that you save often, or copy and paste your supplemental question responses from a Word document to ensure no progress is lost.

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.
 

Collection Services Manager


Location: Service Center
Pay Range: $8,892.00 - $12,493.87 Monthly
Hours per week: 40
Job Requisition: 15159

This position will remain open until sufficient qualified applicants are received. To ensure first consideration, please submit your online application by January 13, 2019.

Sno-Isle Libraries seeks a self-motivated professional who is an innovative thinker and a strong communicator for the position of Collection Services Manager. This position will provide leadership and support to the Collection Services staff to ensure that the quality and timeliness of collection services align with the Library's strategic priorities.

Sno-Isle Libraries is a large, two-county library district in the beautiful north Puget Sound region of Washington State. District boundaries stretch from rugged timberlands to suburban centers, from rolling farmlands to the ocean vistas. Set in the fastest-growing corner of the state, Sno-Isle Libraries is home to a 1.2 million-item collection, serving more than 750,000 residents through 23 community libraries, a bookmobile, outreach services, and our website at www.sno-isle.org.

Job Summary
Direct the system-wide service for developing library collections by overseeing the selection, ordering, and cataloging of library materials and resources to assure that the collection meets the intellectual, recreational and learning needs of the geographically diverse communities served by the Library District.

The position is accountable for assuring the fiscal soundness of the materials budget and the Collection Services unit. The position also serves as consultant to all district librarians and staff responsible for the maintenance, promotion, display, and organization of the Library District's collection. The position also provides expert advice and assistance to staff who manage collection-related enterprise systems.

Essential Functions
Provide leadership and direction in the management of the Library District's materials selection and collection development service. This includes: directing and performing district-wide community needs analysis and collection assessments; supervising selectors' work to ensure that sound selection decisions are made; coordinating the development of collections for new or expanded library buildings; assisting and advising on the development of policies for selection of materials; guiding library staff on maintenance, assessment, and organization of local collections.

Provide effective leadership and direction including establishing, encouraging, and monitoring expectations for all Collection Services staff to assure excellence in the quality and timeliness of collection services that support the Library's mission, vision, and strategic priorities. This includes: interviewing, selecting, and training staff; scheduling and assigning staff to assure optimum service levels and uses of staff skills and abilities; coaching staff and arranging for or giving continuing training to enhance their capabilities and to enhance quality of service; and applying Library District personnel policies and procedures.

Assure the sound stewardship of budget resources for Collection Services, including working with the Director of Technical Services to develop and manage the annual materials budgets. Oversee all Collection Services budgets including the reconciliation of budget expenditure reports with the general ledger, and initiating corrective action as needed.

Analyze and evaluate department workflows and adjust priorities for staff to maximize operational efficiencies. Align priorities and work plans with the Library's strategic focus.

Respond to internal and external customers regarding collection inquiries, concerns, and Requests for Reconsideration of Library Materials.

Support the Library District by acting as a strategic Collection Services resource for community libraries staff. This includes: overseeing effective data analysis on collection size and use, using statistical tools provided by the Library District, providing training and coaching for staff to develop, maintain, and market attractive and well-used collections, and consulting with library staff on the evaluation and internal organization of and space planning for collections in new and existing community libraries.

Represent the Library with stakeholders, such as Library Boards, Friends, and other groups, as well as vendors and other library organizations about collection Services.

Senior IT Support Technician


Location: Service Center (Marysville)
Pay Range: $35.05 - $48.54 Hourly
Hours per week: 40
Job Requisition: 15173

Closing Date: January 13, 2019

Job Summary
The Senior IT Support Technician is a lead position that is responsible for providing customer-focused, expert-level support for the operation and functionality of end user hardware, software and connectivity throughout the Library organization.

The Senior IT Support Technician provides leadership to front-line support staff in the diagnosis and assignment of technology requests and leads projects and staff in the implementation and support of desktop technologies to support the Library's core service of providing access to computers and connectivity.

Essential Functions
Manage field technician schedules, lead the development of FAQs and instructional guides for the systems and hardware the support team is responsible for, and provide periodic training in areas such as Information Technology Service Management (ITSM), endpoint support, and application navigation.

Receive and process requests for technology support services leveraging Sno-Isle Library's ITSM tool. This includes determining the urgency of service requests and incidents for continuity of customer service, suggesting actions to users to overcome technical problems, and diagnosing the issue for assignment to appropriate staff. Work closely with other IT staff as needed to gather information to respond, track and follow-up on requests to ensure that issues are resolved.

Establish and lead desktop support process analysis and develop strategies for continuous improvement. Develop and make recommendations to the IT Managers on procedures and standards related to desktop usage and support processes.

Oversee the development and initialization of change requests made to the Change Advisory Board (CAB) regarding desktop support services.

Lead and collaborate with other staff to create and maintain a knowledge base repository which provides a collection of information that can be used to resolve customer requests.

Image, repair, install and provide technical support for staff and public networked computer hardware and software including printers and other associated peripherals.

Perform advanced systems diagnosis to determine issues and maintain all supported systems located in Libraries. This includes leveraging critical thinking skills to determine the correct course of action for each unique situations set of circumstances.

Provide after-hours support to library staff, as assigned. This may include performing after-hours work on site, remotely or by utilizing support contracts and coordinating repairs with vendors as needed.

Coordinate the third party repair of equipment, such as arranging for on-site or shipment of equipment to repair facility and coordinating with Administrative Services for the accounting and processing of payment, as directed by IT Enterprise Systems Manager.

Ensure the proper disposal of surplus equipment. Perform pre-disposal processes to wipe data from hard drives, remove usable items from equipment, arrange for disposal with third party recycler, provide appropriate documentation to Administrative Services and reflect changes in equipment inventory database.

Collaborate with Network and Server teams to perform routine, on-site maintenance and recovery tasks for networking and server equipment located in community libraries. This position may also be leveraged as "remote hands" in cases of emergency.

Librarian - PERS Eligible


Location: Granite Falls
Pay Range: $5,425.33 - $7,486.27 Monthly
Hours per week: 40
Job Requisition: 15176

Closing Date: January 11, 2019

This exciting new opportunity is for someone who is passionate about community engagement, enjoys public speaking and is able to effectively collaborate with a variety of library and school district staff to ensure the success of students.

The person selected will represent Sno-Isle in the Granite Falls and Lake Stevens communities with a focus on outreach to support student success and developing community partnerships to support strategic priorities, including increasing kindergarten readiness. Being a resource for staff regarding intellectual freedom issues, information services, collection maintenance, readers' advisory and strategic priorities is vital to this position. The librarian will maintain a high level of professionalism and accountability. The ideal candidate will be self-directing and comfortable holding a leadership role in special programming opportunities and community partnerships in alignment with strategic priorities under the direction of district and library managers.

This position will be supervised at the Granite Falls library but will work at both the Granite Falls library and the Lake Stevens library.

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.

Page *Continuous* Job 12201


Pay Range: $15.45 - $21.52 Hourly (15 hrs/wk)

Sno-Isle Libraries is accepting applications for Page 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 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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Records Generalist, Loring, Wolcott & Coolidge Trust, LLC, 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.

 

Applicants should send resume and cover letter to careers@lwcotrust.com

 

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Volunteer, Archives Project for SLA - New England, Boston, MA

Are you looking to use some of the skills you are learning in your Archives classes at Simmons? A volunteer opportunity is available to organize approximately 4 boxes of materials located in the Simmons Archives on campus.  They originated from a former chapter of Special Libraries Association of New England, and need to be inventoried, documented and added to the existing archives collection of the current SLA-NE chapter.

This project can be completed by one student over the course of a semester, or if there are multiple volunteers, it can be a team effort.  This project can begin in January, and time commitment can vary according to your schedule.  There will be minimal supervision, so a self-starter with a bit of archives experience and/or classwork is preferred.

Please contact Susan McGovern at  suemcg820@yahoo.com for further details.

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Call for Proposals: The 25th Annual Reference Research Forum

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: 2019 REFERENCE RESEARCH FORUM

 

The Research & Statistics Committee of the Reference Services Section of the Reference & User Services Association (RUSA) invites submission of reference service research project proposals for presentation at the New Discoveries in Reference: The 25th Annual Reference Research Forum at the 2019 American Library Association Annual Conference in Washington, DC. Researchers and practitioners from all types of libraries, library school faculty and students, and other interested individuals are encouraged to submit a proposal. The committee is particularly interested in research around serving diverse patrons.

The Reference Research Forum is a popular and valuable ALA Annual Conference program. Attendees have the opportunity to learn about innovative research projects conducted in reference services including user behavior, electronic services, reference effectiveness and assessment, and organizational structure and personnel. For examples of projects presented at past Forums, please see the Committee's website: http://bit.ly/RSSResearchandStatistics. The Committee employs a blind peer review process to select three projects for 20-minute presentations, followed by open discussion. Identifying information will not be shared with reviewers until after final selection of projects. Selected submissions must be presented in person at the Forum during ALA Annual in Washington, DC.

 

Criteria for selection:

      1. Originality: Potential for research to fill a gap in reference knowledge or to build on previous studies

      2. Quality: Research design and methodologies

      3. Impact: Significance of the study for improving the quality of reference service



NOTE: Research projects may be in-progress or completed. Previously published research or research accepted for publication will not be accepted.



 

Important Dates:

Proposals are due by Friday, January 11th. Notification of acceptance will be made by Monday, February 18th, 2019. The submission must not exceed the stated word count limit. 



 

Submission Details:

Submissions will be accepted as Word documents:

SUBMISSION PAGE 1: Contact Information
Please include the primary contact's name, title, institutional affiliation, mailing address, and email address.  Additional research team members should also be noted in the appropriate field.



SUBMISSION PAGE 2: Research Description (250 Word maximum)
The research description must not include any personally identifiable information, including your name, or the name of your institution. Please include these elements:

      1. Title of the project

      2. Explicit statement of the research problem

      3. Description of the research design and methodologies

      4. Findings or results if available

      5. Brief discussion of the originality, unique contribution, potential impact, and significance of the research (if you use semi colons between items in a list, you need to make sure the entire list is a complete sentence.)



Proposals that exceed the word count or that do not follow the format described above will be automatically rejected. 

Questions about the Forum should be directed to the 2018-2019 committee chairs:

Joseph Yue (contact.jyue@gmail.com) and Qiana Johnson (q-johnson@pobox.com)

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Library Technician 3, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

Interested in working for a place that advocates a culture of civility, respect, and inclusivity? Looking to make a big impact behind-the-scenes? The Library Technician 3 role in the Resource Acquisitions and Sharing (RAS) Department at the Oregon State University main campus library could be just the place for you!  The person in this position will work in facilitating orders and purchase requests, fostering vendor and customer relationships, improving and documenting work-flows, and so much more! This is a dynamic, forward-thinking position in a work environment that promotes leadership, growth, and independent decision-making.  

 

The monthly salary range for this position is $2,825-$4,259 with great benefits. Starting salary range is commensurate with experience. 

 

To apply, please visit: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/69955 Posting number: P01892CT  

 

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by January 4, 2019. Applications will continue to be accepted through January 11, 2019.  

 

OSULP is an AA/EOE/Vets/Disabled.   

 

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Summer 2019 Program for Atkins Fellows, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC

Atkins Library at UNC Charlotte is accepting applications for our Atkins Fellows summer program.

 

Applications submitted by February 4 will receive first consideration. These fellowships are designed to give LIS students hands-on experience in an academic library.  We are offering an informational webinar (https://library.uncc.edu/node/2446) on January 17th at 5 p.m. EST where you will have the opportunity to learn more about the program, and ask questions of the program coordinator and Atkins Fellows alumni.


The Atkins Fellows program is an eleven-week paid summer fellowship for students at the mid-point of their Library, Archives, or Information Science degree program, or those within one year of having completed such a program.  The program is designed to provide fellows with a work experience that is focused on professional-level tasks, with high levels of independence and creativity. The five projects proposed for 2019 include:

 

       1. Augmented Reality  + User Experience

       2. LGBTQ+ Digital Humanities

       3. Innovative Collection Spaces

       4. Scholarly Communications and Digital Publishing

       5. Transfer Student Success.

 

Fellows will also have the opportunity to attend workshops, job talks, and local conferences, as well as job shadow and participate in library meetings. 

 

Participants in this program will receive a $6,600 stipend, paid at an hourly rate ($15/hour, for eleven weeks of forty hours per week). This year, we are excited to be able to offer program participants an additional $500 housing and transportation stipend to help with the cost of moving to Charlotte for the summer.

 

More information about the positions and the program can be found here: https://library.uncc.edu/atkinsfellows  Follow us @atkinsfellow<https://twitter.com/atkinsfellow> to receive updates about the program.

 

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Collections Strategies and Services Librarian, Keene State College, Keene, NH

The Mason Library at Keene State College is seeking a Collections Strategies and Services Librarian (CSS), a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor. The CSS librarian provides leadership, vision, and strategic direction for Mason Library's physical and digital collections in established and emerging formats and media. As a tenure-track position, it also includes responsibilities in teaching, service, and scholarship. Position has a start date of August 2019.

For more information, and to apply, please visit https://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/31337.

The CSS librarian develops and implements collection policies and processes, sets priorities for collection evolution and direction, and works with library colleagues to coordinate access to resources and create collections assessment cycles that are evidence-based and user-focused. The CSSlibrarian identifies and develops opportunities for students and faculty to utilize library collections in teaching and learning. The CSS librarian is an active collaborator with key campus partners in promoting the effective and meaningful use of Mason Library collections that support the curricula and mission of the college.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Developing and implementing collection policies and processes.• Oversight and coordination of acquisitions budgets with the library dean.
  • Selection, management, and assessment of collections through purchase, subscription, donation, OER, or open access. Communication and negotiations with vendors.
  • Coordination with library systems, technical and access services, and acquisitions on all aspects of collection management.
  • Participation in ongoing development of the campus institutional repository, KSCommons.
  • Outreach to campus colleagues to promote collaboration on collection development and to offer opportunities for integrating library resources into classroom and research settings to support student success and retention.

The CSS librarian will participate in initiatives to develop students' information literacies. In addition, the library faculty deliver a 20-credit minor in Information Studies. The CSS librarian will contribute to teaching courses in the minor and to teaching in the Integrative Studies Program (college general education curriculum). Scholarship and creative endeavors as well as college service are essential components of the position.

Mason Library is located in the middle of the Keene State College Campus. We offer an innovative student Research & Writing Fellows peer support program, primary source literacy curriculum, and Archives which house significant collections. Library faculty and staff are active partners in a variety of Open Education (including OER) initiatives on campus. The library faculty value progressive ideas and collaboration and are committed to student-centered teaching. We are looking for a colleague who is interested in trying new approaches and contributing to a positive and supportive professional environment. Our goals include integrating the philosophies of social justice and diversity in all aspects of our work. We seek a new colleague committed to those values.

 

At Keene State College, we share an appreciation of diversity, equity and multiculturalism as key elements to academic excellence. We seek faculty with a desire to provide support, mentorship and direction to prepare students to work within diverse communities. One of our aspirations is to develop social change agents with the knowledge, skills and experience to compassionately engage with their future employers, peers and those they serve from diverse backgrounds. Faculty actively engage in collaborative work and service within the department and across the College to advance future-thinking curricular and co-curricular approaches that strengthen our Liberal Education focus and achieve the College's goals for inclusion and excellence as outlined in the College's Strategic Plan.

Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents when applying online: 

  • Letter of Application 
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation*

*Note: You will not be able to upload letters of reference to the job portal when you apply. At the time of application you will be asked to supply the contact information for three references. These references will receive an email asking them to submit a letter of recommendation to your application.

Application Deadline: Review of applications to begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled or otherwise closed at the College's discretion. Priority consideration will be given to applications submitted by January 22, 2019.

Posting Number: PF0226FY19

 

Acceptable Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library/information studies degree required by August 1, 2019;
  • Demonstrated understanding of the role of the library's collections, and OER, scholarly communication in supporting research, teaching, and learning;
  • Experience managing complex projects and working collaboratively with stakeholders;
  • Experience gathering and analyzing data; coursework in or experience providing effective information literacy instruction;
  • Experience teaching;
  • Experience providing user-centered services grounded in a commitment to equity and diversity;
  • Demonstrated skill in time management, organization and problem-solving, communication and team work.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience using collection management support tools including an ILS, Excel, COUNTER;
  • Experience with collection analysis of print and electronic resources, including open access and OER especially as part of a library collection;
  • Experience with acquisitions budgets, consortial purchasing, and vendor negotiations;
  • Experience teaching undergraduate students.

 

Salary is in accordance with the prevailing Collective Bargaining Agreement; rank minimum for Fall 2019 is $69,840 for Assistant Professors. Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package.

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.

 

 

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Library Systems Administrator, Boston College, Boston, MA

Boston College Libraries is looking for an energetic and creative Library Systems Administrator to join a team committed to re-imagining the user experience for tomorrow's researchers. In collaboration with partners from across the Library, this role will envision, identify, develop, and implement new technologies that can seamlessly deliver library resources to users, and will also ensure that existing critical library access systems are maintained and optimized. The successful candidate will enjoy solving interesting problems, have a strong user focus, and be both daring and curious enough to try new ideas.

Through vision, leadership, and strategic thinking, the Library Systems Administrator will move the Library towards new solutions for resource delivery and access. This role will administer, optimize, and integrate existing critical library systems including resource sharing (ILLiad) and library access mechanisms (proxy server, link resolver), and will work closely with the Systems Librarian to support and optimize workflows for the library services platform (Alma).

Key responsibilities include:

  • Manage, optimize, implement, troubleshoot, and document both vendor-supplied and in-house Library applications, including Alma, ILLiad, and EZProxy

  • Collaborate with the Systems Librarian in the administration, configuration, and documentation of the library services platform (Alma)

  • Participate in collaborative software development projects as a member of the Library Systems team

  • Through user interviews, user testing, observations, and analysis, develop strategies to optimize and/or replace critical library systems

  • Collaborate across Library departments to assess and improve library workflows, providing training and documentation as needed

  • Investigate emerging technologies and bring new opportunities to key stakeholders

Salary Range:  $67,700 - $84,650

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree; MLS/MLIS/MIS from an ALA Accredited School preferred

  • Occasional weekend or off-work hours are required to handle system outages and routine maintenance.

Preferred:

  • 2 years of related work experience

  • Experience administering, implementing, and troubleshooting both vendor-supplied and in-house software applications; server administration for Windows and Linux

  • Demonstrated ability to utilize user-centered design methodologies and usability principles

  • Web development experience (scripting, APIs, JavaScript, Ruby, Python, etc.)

  • Understanding network standards, security, and protocols

  • Experience with use of proxy servers for IP authentication (e.g., EZProxy)

  • Working knowledge of code version control systems (e.g. Git)

  • Proven ability to work in a team environment and actively promote collaboration

More information and to apply: https://bc.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=2566&site=1

 

 

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Electronic Resources Access & Discovery Librarian, Boston College, Boston, MA

Boston College seeks a knowledgeable and innovative individual for the position of Electronic Resources Access & Discovery Librarian. The successful candidate, under the supervision of Head of Resource Acquisition & Management, establishes and maintains online access to licensed and open access electronic resources. This position works closely with vendors and other library staff to provide quality control of e-resources links and knowledge bases, and ensures consistent access to library electronic holdings across multiple discovery and access platforms.


Responsibilities:

  • Focus on establishing and maintaining online access to electronic resources licensed by Boston College Library and open access resources
  • Collaborate with Electronic Resources Librarian, Resource Acquisitions Librarian and other library staff to ensure the smooth development and implementation of electronic resources workflows
  • Participate in planning and implementing new services, and supporting and improving existing services
  • Responsible for ensuring consistency in service quality, best practices, and procedures     
  • Work as a team member to resolve problem reports and ensure patron access to electronic resources is not interrupted
  • Serve on committees related to e-resources access, discovery and delivery, identifying workflows and ensuring that action items are brought to the attention of appropriate technical services staff
  • Serve on the Budget Group and the Finance Group, developing reports and analysis of financial data as well as providing supports for budget management and planning
  • Stay abreast of emerging trends and best practices related to e‐resources 
  • Play an active role in e‐resource related projects and initiatives as assigned


Requirements:

  • MLS or Master's degree in Information Science required.
  • 3 years of library technical services experience required, preferably in an academic library 
  • Experience with supporting electronic resource lifecycle activities
  • Experience with discovery systems, link resolvers, and proxy server configurations
  • Experience with collections and budget analysis 
  • Experience with usability testing
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively across departments and with partner institutions
  • Understanding of database issues, and the interoperability needs to support Alma and Primo
  • Strong analytical skills and experience with statistical analysis, including producing reports and communicating findings
  • Familiarity with metadata and cataloging rules for serials and electronic resources
  • Requires a thorough understanding of electronic resources, including awareness of issues of vendors, consortia, packages, aggregators, platforms, licensing, pricing models, and financial and statistical management needs
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

 

Salary Range: $58,450 to $73,050; salary commensurate with relevant experience.


About Boston College: 

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


More information and to apply: https://bc.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=2567

 

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Call for Proposals: 2019 ACRL New England Chapter Annual Conference

Opening Doors for Each Other:

Collaborations for Shared Success

 

2019 ACRL New England Chapter Annual Conference

Monday, May 6, 2019
Holiday Inn by the Bay
Portland, Maine
https://acrlnec.org/annual-conference/call-for-proposals


Working in a library means collaboration with other stakeholders. While collaboration can be challenging, does focusing on shared success improve outcomes? The theme of our 2019 Annual Conference, Opening Doors for Each Other, emphasizes support that goes in more than one direction--whether it is across organizational lines or via relationships external to the library. It broadens the concept of openness to encompass not only open access but also collaboration, transparency, opportunity, creativity, inclusion, and mutual support across the library and beyond.

 

ACRL New England's Annual Conference Planning Committee seeks proposals for sessions in a variety of formats in which you can share the stories of your collaborative successes. When partnering with someone on a program or project, how did you "open doors" for each other? All kinds of collaborations are welcome:

On campus, such as:

  •  across departments within your library
  • with other departments on campus
  • with student groups
  • with particular user populations, such as underrepresented groups

Off campus, such as:

  • with vendors
  • with other libraries
  • with professional associations

Stories of mentorship and responsibility-sharing in times of stress are also welcome!

Staff, faculty, administrators, and students in all areas of librarianship are encouraged to submit proposals by February 10, 2019.

 

See the full call for proposals, including session formats, submission requirements, and the link to submit a proposal, on the conference website: https://acrlnec.org/annual-conference/call-for-proposals

 

Questions? Email the 2019 Conference Planning Committee at acrlnec2019@gmail.com

 

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Instruction and Information Literacy Librarian, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT

The University of Bridgeport's Wahlstrom Library seeks a dynamic, experienced Instruction and Information Literacy Librarian. Reporting to the University Librarian, the Instruction and Information Literacy Librarian is a full-time role that works on a 4 or 5 days/week schedule for 11 months a year. The Instruction and Information Literacy Librarian is part of a team of Librarians providing reference and instruction services.

 

The Instruction and Information Literacy Librarian cultivates relationships with students and faculty and develops and implements an effective plan for library instruction and information literacy aligned with University goals, accreditation requirements, and best practices. 

 

The incumbent develops and delivers curriculum and teaching materials to support a broad range of instructional activities.  By encouraging collaborative partnerships, this Librarian works to embed information literacy instruction and assessment in the curriculum, Canvas, and classroom teaching.  As a member of the General Education Committee, this librarian will be an advocate and expert for information literacy across the campus.  He/she supports academic programs such as business, humanities, education, technology, ESL, social science, criminal justice and international affairs at the undergraduate and graduate level. This individual works with the Health Sciences Librarian to offer consistent support for the university.

 

PRIMARY DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Leads UB Information Literacy initiatives within an outcomes assessment model.
  • Works with faculty to produce curriculum, assessment tools, educational materials for Canvas, online tutorials, and other e-learning materials.
  • Serves as an expert in assessment, information literacy, and all library databases.
  • Delivers effective and innovative instruction sessions to faculty, students in classroom.
  • Represents the Library on committees, furthering Information Literacy and other Library goals including in new student orientation and summer bridge programs.
  • Measures the effectiveness of the instruction program, make changes as appropriate and provide reports regularly, especially to Library management.
  • Works closely with Reference Librarians to coordinate activities and develop consistent support.
  • Maintains an atmosphere conducive to learning in the Library by enforcing Library policies, explaining policies as necessary in a professional manner.
  • Backs up the I.T. Help Desk, ILL and Access Services.
  • Monitors, oversees and directs the work of student assistant(s).
  • Serves as a member of the Library's professional team monitoring the quality of services provided by staff at service points; reporting issues observed.
  • Answers reference questions via phone, email, chat, online, or by appointment.
  • Works closely with Library technical staff to create the best Digital Library/Discovery tools.
  • With technical team, maintains the look and functionality of databases other than Health Sciences.
  • With technical services team, develops all non-Health Science collections collaborating with faculty on collection needs and benchmarking individual collections.
  • Keeps other librarians informed of national level, information literacy activities, and initiatives.
  • Works collaboratively with Academic Support Services on programming and student services.
  • Keeps library administration informed of all information literacy issues.
  • Other work related duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited program and 2 years' experience; preferably in Information Literacy curriculum design in an Academic Library.
  • Ability to work independently as the head of a team and as a member of a team.
  • Proficient in Information Literacy, teaching methodologies, and assessment.
  • Demonstrated Experience using a Learning Management System, Office, Library Databases, Internet searching, ILS, APA & MLA Style, HTML.
  • Ability to read and order in Library of Congress Classification Scheme
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to establish good working relationships with colleagues/students. 
  • Excellent presentation skills, including speaking to groups.  Strong teaching skills and experience in classroom instruction.
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible and to acquire new skills quickly and independently.
  • Strong service orientation.

The University of Bridgeport is committed to building a diverse university community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

To apply, see https://jobs.bridgeport.edu/

 

It is the policy of the University of Bridgeport to prohibit discrimination in admissions, educational programs and employment, and in the provision of services on the basis of legally protected class characteristics (unless there is a bona fide occupational qualification related to employment), or any other unlawful factor. Protected class characteristics include race, color, ethnicity, religion, age, creed, ancestry, workplace hazards to reproductive systems, sex (gender identity, gender expression, sexual harassment), marital status, civil union status, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, national origin, physical/mental/learning disability, veteran status and any other group protected by civil rights laws.

 

The University of Bridgeport complies with Clery Act and maintains records of campus crime statistics and security policies. Copies of University of Bridgeport Annual Security and Fire Report reports are available at  https://files.bridgeport.edu/public/Security/Annual-Security-Report-2018.pdf

 

 

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Acquisitions and Serials Coordinator, 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 begins immediately. Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience. Please email résumé and cover letter to <res...@clarku.edu> .

To view the full job description, please visit this link. Applicants must reference Job Code #199853 in the subject line to be considered for this position.

 

Clark University embraces equal opportunity and affirmative action as core values: we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. This commitment applies to every aspect of education, services, and employment policies and practices at Clark. Our commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. All positions at Clark share in the responsibility for building a community that values diversity and the uniqueness of others by exhibiting integrity and respect in interacting with all members of the Clark community to create an atmosphere of fairness and belonging. We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, inclusive of all women, to apply.

 

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Call for Proposals: 2019 WGSS Research Poster Session

The ACRL Women and Gender Studies Section (WGSS) invites proposals for the 2019 WGSS Research Poster Session, to be held as part of the ALA Annual Conference General Poster Session, located in the exhibits hall at the Washington, D.C. Convention Center. The WGSS has a dedicated time from 11:30-1:00 on Saturday, June 22nd for our posters to be displayed and discussed. We would also like those who are able and willing to present their posters at the WGSS General Membership Meeting at 4:30 the same day, to encourage maximum feedback. 

 

The potential scope of the topics includes, but is not limited to, teaching partnerships, critical information literacy initiatives, critical cataloging, archival practices, collection development, and scholarly communications related to women and gender studies. Topics dealing with feminism and librarianship are also welcome. For research ideas, see the Research Agenda for Women and Gender Studies Librarianship.

 

The deadline for submitting an application is Friday, February 8, 2019. Following a double-blind peer-review process, applicants will be notified in late March if their submission has been accepted for presentation at the conference. Start your application process now at https://www.conferenceabstracts.com/cfp2/login.asp?EventKey=EFRAOCJH . You must login to the site using your ALA username and password, or you can create a username and password for the site before you submit your application. 

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Reference and Community Services Librarian, Billerica Public Library, Billerica, MA

 The Town of Billerica seeks a full-time Reference and Community Services Librarian.

 

The Reference and Community Services Librarian builds and maintains strong partnerships with and provides programs and services for individuals, community groups/organizations, and local businesses in Billerica to fully integrate the library into the community.  As a member of the Reference Department, the Reference and Community Services Librarian also provides exemplary public service while staffing the reference desk during regularly scheduled shifts.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Delivers exemplary public service, answers reference questions at all levels of complexity, and enables access to library materials in all available formats while covering the reference desk
  • Provides expert guidance to patrons requesting information or on-the-spot assistance with technology (e.g. printing, scanning, e-readers, email, Microsoft Office, etc.)
  • Collaborates with community groups/organizations in Billerica to fully integrate the library into the community
  • Maintains homebound delivery services for Billerica residents unable to visit the library on their own
  • Delivers programming to the Council on Aging and off-site residential locations, including the Billerica Housing Authority and assisted living facilities in town
  • Represents the library at community events and gatherings
  • Supports efforts to increase awareness and usage of the library through the development of print and electronic marketing content
  • In collaboration with the Council on Aging, manages and oversees Senior Tax Volunteers working in the library
  • Responsible for collection development in assigned areas
  • Attends workshops, trainings, and conferences, and participates in professional development activities
  • Performs other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications

A Master's Degree in Library Science in a program accredited by the American Library Association.  Recent graduates encouraged to apply.  Minimum of one to two years' experience in library work preferred.

 

Salary

Starting at $888.93 per week following in 9 steps with full benefits package.

 

Closing Date

Open until filled

 

How to Apply

Please send cover letter, resume and three references (PDF format preferred if submitting electronically) to:

 

Joe St. Germain, Assistant Director

Billerica Public Library

15 Concord Road

Billerica, MA 01821

jstgermain@billericalibrary.org

 

 

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Programming and Reference Assistant in Youth Services, J.V. Fletcher Library, Westford, MA

Library Associate/MLS Candidate - Programming and Reference Assistant in Youth Services.

 

Qualifications - Bachelors' Degree in child-related field; experience working with children; pursuit of an ALA-accredited M.L.S. preferred. Fun, out-going programming and reference provider working with Youth Services collections, programs and services. Familiarity with library automated procedures, basic reference and reader's advisory.

Duties - Responsible for patron assistance,  juvenile programs and reference and reader's advisory. Reports to Head of Youth Services.

Hours -18.75 HPW; one evening per week; one in four Saturdays per month; one in four Sundays (Jan. - Apr. at time and one-half).

Salary Range -- $20.31 - 26.52/Hour in ten steps; 10% differential for evening hours after 6PM.

Available - Immediately until filled.

Send  -- Letter of application, resume and two references to:

 

               Ellen Rainville, Director

               J. V. Fletcher Library

               50 Main St. Westford MA 01886

               978-399-2312

               erainville@westfordma.gov

               www.westfordlibrary.org

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Call for Proposals: 2019 NETSL Annual Spring Conference

The NETSL (New England Technical Services Librarians) Annual Spring Conference will be held Friday April 5, 2019 at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA.

 

We are seeking proposals for 60-minute breakout sessions and 7-minute lightning talks for our 2019 theme, "Back to Basics: Everyday Skills for Technical Services." After so many themes on the library of the future, for this year we invite proposals that share attainable projects, tools for keeping the library running on lower budgets, software demos, project management ideas, financial discussions, troubleshooting copyright issues or presentations on any number of our "everyday skills."  

 

The deadline for proposal submission is 5:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, January 31. Please submit your proposal using the form at https://goo.gl/forms/qhDPzKzrN51qLVne2. Presenters will be notified about proposals via email in late February.

 

You can see titles of past presentations since 2005 at https://netsl.wordpress.com/netslconference.

 

Please direct any questions to the NETSL Executive Board at netsl@nelib.org.

 

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Call for Papers: 82nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T 2019)

Melbourne, Australia | 19 - 23 October 2019


INFORMATION... ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANY TIME, ANY WAY

Information has been the root cause of significant changes in economic, social, scientific, political, and personal behaviours. But such changes are only realized when information is delivered to the right group, at the right place, at the right time, and in the right way. Information is so tightly woven into our professional and personal activities that we can forget that human choices, which are sometimes embedded in technology, drive how data is produced, stored, shared, preserved, managed, and consumed.

We invite original submissions to the ASIS&T Annual Meeting that will shed light on any aspect of information production, organization, discovery, analysis, storage, representation, retrieval, visualization, manipulation, dissemination, use, evaluation, management, and consumption. With a long tradition spanning more than 80 years, the ASIS&T community draws from and contributes to a wide variety of methods, theories, and approaches and we encourage authors to employ the best approach to address their information-centric research questions. Submissions that emphasise how the place, time, and the way in which information is delivered can galvanize or disenfranchise communities are particularly encouraged. Submissions can take the form of a paper, panel, workshop, tutorial or poster/visual presentation, and this year we will introduce an alternative event category.

Join a cadre of scholars and professionals from around the globe to share research, innovations, and insights regarding the impact of information science and technology on individuals, groups, organizations, governments, and societies throughout the world.

 

CONFERENCE CHAIRS

Conference Co-Chair: Catherine Blake, University of Illinois

Conference Co-Chair: Cecelia Brown, University of Oklahoma

Paper Co-Chair: VG Vinod Vydiswaran, University of Michigan

Paper Co-Chair: Theresa Anderson, University of Technology, Sydney

 

Poster Co-Chair: Ian Ruthven, University of Strathclyde

Poster Co-Chair: Dan Wu, Wuhan University

 

Panels & Alternative Events Co-Chair: Joan Bartlett, McGill University

Panels & Alternative Events Co-Chair: Dietmar Wolfram, University of Wisconsin

 

Doctoral Colloquium Co-Chair: Pnina Fichman, University of Indiana

Doctoral Colloquium Co-Chair: Howard Rosenbaum

 

IMPORTANT DATES

Papers

Submission of papers due: 10 April 2019

Notification regarding submitted papers: 16 May 2019

Camera-ready copy of accepted papers due: 12 July 2019

Paper Mentoring

Submission of papers due: 11 March 2019

Feedback regarding submitted papers: 25 March 2019

Workshops &Tutorials

Submission of proposals due: 10 April 2019

Notification regarding submitted proposals: 26 April 2019

Camera-ready accepted workshops due: 12 July 2019

Panels and Alternative Events

Submission of panels and alternative events proposals due: 28 May 2019

Notifications regarding submitted panels and alternative events: 10 June 2019

Camera-ready copy of accepted panels due: 12 July 2019

Posters/Visual Presentations

Submission of posters due: 17 June 2019

Notifications regarding submitted posters: 23 July 2019

Camera-ready accepted posters/visual presentations due: 2 August 2019

Doctoral Colloquium

Proposal submissions due: 15 July 2019

Notifications regarding submitted proposals: 26 August 2019

 

SUBMISSION TYPES

Long Papers

Long papers should discuss, analyze, and critique theories and concepts, or report original, unpublished research; all papers must be substantiated by experimentation, simulation, theoretical development, analysis or application in practice. Submissions will be judged on such criteria as quality of content, significance for theory, relevance for practice, method, design, originality, and quality of presentation.

  • Length: The maximum length for a paper, including references, is 10 pages, single-spaced; submissions should be formatted according to the AM19 Proposal Template.
  • Peer Review: Submissions will be referred in a double-blind review process and should be anonymized.

 

Short Papers

Short papers are similar to long papers in terms of scope but may also report work in progress. Submissions will be judged on such criteria as quality of content, significance for theory, relevance for practice, method, design, originality, and quality of presentation.

  • Length: The maximum length for a paper, including references, is 4 pages, single-spaced; submissions should be formatted according to the AM19 Proposal Template.
  • Peer Review: Submissions will be referred in a double-blind review process and should be anonymized.

 

Paper mentoring

 A limited mentoring program is available for those who would benefit from feedback prior to submissions, and we encourage students and particularly community members outside of academe to seek early mentorship on a draft version of their long paper submission. These submissions will be paired with a mentor who will provide detailed feedback that can be incorporated into the paper before the deadline. The submissions should be formatted in using the long paper template but need not be anonymized.

 

Panels & Alternative Events

Proposals for 90-minute panels are invited on topics that explore emerging cutting-edge research and design, analyses of emerging trends, opinions on controversial issues, analyses of tools and techniques, or contrasting viewpoints from experts in complementary areas of research.

Proposals for 90-minute alternative events sessions are sought for highly interactive engagement which can include (but is not limited to) fishbowls, performances, storytelling, roundtable discussions, wildcard sessions, demos/exhibitions. All proposals should be highly participatory, informal, engaging, and pluralistic.

Panels and alternative events are not a substitute for a set of contributed papers; they must have a cohesive theme and promote lively discussions.

 

Proposals should include an overview of the issues to be discussed and must also list panelists and alternative events participants who have agreed to participate, indicating the qualifications and contributions of each.

  • Length: The maximum length for a panel proposal, including references, is 4 pages, single-spaced; submissions should be formatted according to the AM19 Proposal Template.
  • Peer Review: Panels and alternative events proposals undergo single-blind review process and should not be anonymized.

 

Posters/Visual Presentations

Submissions are also invited for posters and visual presentations. Posters are expected to invite questions and discussion and offer a unique opportunity to present late-breaking results, work in progress, data sets, methodological tools, or research that is best communicated in a poster format. Authors are expected to address how the work will be presented at the meeting. All visual presentations must be accompanied by a printed poster.

  • Length: Proposals for posters should be 2-pages in length, single-spaced and including references; submissions should be formatted according to the AM19 Proposal Template.
  • Peer Review: Submissions will be referred in a double-blind review process and should be anonymized.

 

Workshops

Workshops will be held on the Friday and Saturday before the conference. A workshop provides a more informal setting for the exchange of ideas on a focused topic and suggests directions for future work. As such, they offer a good opportunity for researchers and professionals to present and discuss their work among a targeted and interested community. Workshops may be mini-focused research presentations, a series of working events, brainstorming and idea sharing, or even teaching/learning a new skill like a tutorial.

  • Length: The maximum length for a workshop proposal, including references, is 3 pages, single-spaced; submissions should be formatted according to the AM19 Proposal Template.
  • Peer Review: Workshop proposals undergo single-blind review process and should not be anonymized.
  • Workshop Length: One half day or one full day

 

Tutorials

Tutorials will be held on the Friday and Saturday before the conference. Tutorials can be either internally facing to address the direct needs within the ASIST community, or externally facing which will attract new members to the association.

  • Length: The maximum length for a workshop proposal, including references, is 3 pages, single-spaced; submissions should be formatted according to the AM19 Tutorial Form.
  • Peer Review: Tutorial proposals undergo single-blind review process and should not be anonymized.
  • Workshop Length: One half day or one full day

 

SUBMISSION CATEGORIES

·         archives, records, cultural heritage materials

·         altmetrics, bibliometrics, informetrics, scientometrics

·         bioinformatics

·         business informatics

·         cultural informatics, cultural heritage informatics

·         community informatics, online communities

·         crisis informatics

·         data science, data analytics, data mining, social analytics

·         digital data curation, big data

·         digital humanities

·         digital libraries

·         digital youth

·         digital literacy, digital literacies, information literacy

·         e-learning, e-books, m-learning, education in information sciences

·         geographical information systems

·         health informatics

·         history, theory, and philosophy of information

·         human-computer interaction, human-technology interaction, usability

·         human information behavior; information seeking, needs and use; collaborative information seeking

·         ICT4D (information and communication technology for development)

·         information management, knowledge management

·         information architecture, information design

·         information ethics, computing ethics

·         information organization, knowledge organization, knowledge representation, metadata, classification

·         information policy, open access, information and society, Information security, information privacy

·         information retrieval, social information retrieval, multimedia information retrieval

·         information visualization, images and sound

·         international information issues

·         libraries, museums, other cultural institutions, information services

·         mixed methods research

·         personal informatics, personal information management

·         professional practice

·         qualitative research methods

·         quantitative research methods

·         scientific and technical information

·         scholarly communication and new modes of publishing

·         social media

·         social informatics, social computing, socio-technical design, user-centered computing, sustainable computing

·         text mining, natural language processing

·         ubiquitous computing

·         virtual reality, augmented reality

 

PRESENTER REGISTRATION REQUIREMENT

Please note that all presenters must register for and attend the meeting in person for at least the day of the presentation, regardless of presentation format. Presenters that have not registered on or before the early bird registration deadline will be removed from the conference program and their paper will be removed from the conference program and proceedings.

 

TEMPLATE

Please download the ASIS&T 2019 Annual Meeting Template here: AM19 Proposal Template (https://www.asist.org/am19/wp-content/uploads/ASIST-2019-AM-Template-Final.docx)

 

SUBMISSION SITE

All submissions must be submitted here: Submission Site (https://www.conftool.org/asist2019/). The site will open for submissions 2 January 2019.

 

CONFERENCE WEBSITE

 Watch the Conference Website for additional information on the meeting: https://www.asist.org/am19/ 

 

 

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Call for Abstracts: iConference Workshop: Establishing an Inspiring, Inclusive, and Interdisciplinary Research Community Around Young People, Information, and Technology

Establishing an Inspiring, Inclusive, and Interdisciplinary Research Community Around Young People, Information, and Technology

 

Do you work in the area of young people, information, and technology? For our iConference workshop, we want to bring together researchers focused on the intersection of these three areas. Our goal is to build a research community that supports and promotes innovative, groundbreaking research in this critical area of youth engagement with technology and information.

  • The workshop will include presentations on current and ongoing research in this area, followed by design activities and discussion focused on topics such as:
  • What role can iSchools play in exploring relationships between information, young people, and technology? 
  • What methods are best for studying young people's digital practices around reading / writing / gaming, and their effects on how young people participate/engage?
  • Which theoretical frameworks support this work? 
  • How do privacy issues complicate both how young people participate, and how we, as a scholarly community, study them?

For the workshop presentations, we are looking for submissions focused on research that sits at the intersection of information, young people, and technology. We are looking for short, 10-minute papers, demonstrations, or creative activities.

 

If you are interested in presenting your research during the workshop, please submit a 250-word abstract by January 18th, 2019 to mmarten3@kent.edu


Note that there will also be a publication opportunity for workshop participants:

Workshop contributions and emergent works will be invited for submission, peer review and publication in the new journal, Information and Learning Sciences, within an "iConference Workshop" Special Issue, guest edited by a selection of the Workshop co-organizers.

 

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Frank and Peggy Steele Internship Program for Youth Leadership Development, National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Cooperstown, NY

Spend your summer in Cooperstown, NY! The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum has paid summer internships for Library and Archives students in a variety of departments including digital collections, library research, tech services, and photo archives.

 

To be considered for the Frank and Peggy Steele Internship Program for Youth Leadership Development, students must have completed at least their sophomore year and be enrolled in a bachelor's or master's degree program at a college or university during the internship, or have just graduated in May of the year of their internship. All Steele interns receive a stipend during the ten weeks of the program and access to affordable student housing. If fulfilling an academic requirement, college credit may also be awarded.

 

For more information and to apply to the program, visit https://baseballhall.org/discover-more/education/internship-program.

 

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Metadata Librarian, Federal Reserve Board, Washington, D.C.

Metadata Librarian (Knowledge Analyst)- R&S-21251

Primary Location: DC-Washington

Employee Status: Regular

Overtime Status: Exempt

Job Type: Standard

Travel: No

Shift: Day Job

Years of Experience Required: 1

Education Required: Master's or Equivalent Exp.

Relocation Provided: Yes

Salary Grade Low: 24

Salary Grade High: 25

Posting Date: Dec 3, 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 an experienced Metadata Librarian (within the Knowledge Analyst job family). 

The Federal Reserve Board is the central bank of the United States, and its 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 an important role in accomplishing this mission. 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.

The Metadata Librarian leads efforts to manage metadata necessary for the discovery, access, and stewardship of varied information collections and data resources that support the Federal Reserve Board's mission. The librarian is responsible for the creation and management of descriptive metadata in multiple databases for diverse materials, including traditional print, serials, online resources, and datasets. As the subject matter expert, the incumbent will apply their in-depth knowledge of relevant standards, rules, and best practices to the creation, analysis, enrichment, normalization, and maintenance of metadata. The librarian will also use their metadata expertise to aid in collaborative, team-based efforts in the Research Library and throughout the Board to develop innovative discovery tools, further workflow automation, enrich the Board's Subject Taxonomy, and enhance the institutional repository of Board research. 

The responsibilities and duties will include: 

    • Providing subject matter expertise on library and metadata standards and authority control, recommending policies, developing processes and best practices, creating documentation, and keeping abreast of national and international developments in metadata standards, technologies, trends, and techniques
    • Original and complex copy cataloging and authority control for a variety of materials, including monographs, serials, news, and data assets, in accordance with current standards and rules such as RDA, LCSH, LCC, MARC, NACO authority rules
    • Ensuring an accurate inventory of print, serials, electronic resources, and data holdings
    • Metadata quality control, cleanup, editing, enhancement, migration, and mapping, using tools such as the ILS's native headings reports, MarcEdit, and/or OpenRefine, and use of regular expressions and SQL queries
    • Overseeing copy cataloging and physical processing workflow
    • Collaboration with colleagues in serials (including holdings and check-ins), dataset cataloging (including documenting legal terms of use), and ILS administration
    • Management of ERM (electronic resources module) coverage loads to support discoverability
    • Assistance with development of the Board's taxonomy, institutional repository, data inventories, and other innovative tools to enhance discovery and automate workflows
    • Participation as a member of various teams, including Collection Management, Technology, and Taxonomy and Metadata Teams
    • Liaison work with external groups at the Board and in the larger Federal Reserve System, especially regarding data assets
    • If necessary, assistance in managing vendor services and relationships  
    • Creation of the monthly recent acquisitions list    

 

Qualifications

Required:

  • MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Ability to solve problems independently or collaboratively, using sound judgment and analytical skills; ability to meet deadlines; excellent service-orientation; strong written and oral communication skills
  • Full-time experience in library systems, cataloging, and authority work, in a variety of formats, including monographs, electronic resources, serials, and, if possible, data assets
  • Mastery of original and complex copy cataloging standards and practices, such as MARC21, Dublin Core, FRBR, FRAD, RDA, AACR2-R, LCRI/LCPSs, LCSH, and LC classification schedules
  • Expertise in multiple types of metadata, including descriptive, structural, technical, and operational
  • Experience with metadata quality control, including use of automated routines for metadata maintenance
  • Experience working with library systems and metadata tools, including:  integrated library systems (ILS); OCLC Connexion; LC's Cataloger's Desktop and Class Web; MarcEdit, OpenRefine; RDA Toolkit
  • Familiarity with emerging standards and information technologies in the metadata and electronic resources management area
  • Knowledge of XML and linked data technologies (e.g., XSLT, RDF, OWL, SPARQL, BIBFRAME)
  • Experience analyzing and remediating existing metadata to meet current standards
  • Basic programming skills

Desired: 

  • Experience with institutional repository systems (e.g., OCLC CONTENTdm, Fedora, Omeka, DSpace, Dataverse, or comparable products)
  • Experience cataloging data assets
  • Familiarity with taxonomy development
  • SharePoint experience
  • Experience collecting and analyzing metrics for library services
  • Knowledge of economics, finance, and business
  • Knowledge of project management principles 

To view the full description and apply, please click here.

 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.

 

 

**This federal agency is self-funded, so it is never affected by government shutdowns. 

 

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Research Archivist I, Amistad Research Center, New Orleans, LA

The Amistad Research Center, a non-profit independent archives specializing in the ethnic history of the United States and related topics, invites applicants for the full-time position of Reference Archivist I. This is a professional position reporting to the Head of Research Services. The Reference Archivist will work with Center staff to support the reference needs of the Center's constituency, staff and monitor the Center's reading room, and assist the unit head in developing instruction and outreach strategies and collaborations with relevant initiatives and programs.

This position works closely with Center administration and staff to provide quality service to a diverse constituency of researchers, including scholarly researchers, K-12 educators and students, media and filmmakers, and the general public. Advocacy for the Center and its mission is fundamental to this position.

 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide in-depth reference service onsite and remotely to meet the needs of a wide range of researchers
  • Retrieve and re-shelve library and archival collections
  • Monitor handling and use of collections according to professional policies
  • Manage requests for offsite collections
  • Participate in instruction sessions on the use of Amistad Research Center and its collections for visiting groups
  • Assist with social media and newsletter preparation, as well as publicity efforts and coordination of Center's blog
  • Assist in preparation of grant proposals and participate in fundraising activities
  • Supervise graduate and undergraduate students, interns, and volunteers
  • Participate in the development and creation of digital initiatives
  • Suggest additions, updates, and improvements to Amistad Research Center website

 

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library and information science school or equivalent accredited degree, OR a post-graduate degree in museum studies or a related discipline in the humanities or social sciences, and at least one year of related experience.
  • Formal training in archival/special collections theory and practice
  • Familiarity with archival and special collections standards and best practices
  • Demonstrated knowledge of archival and library content management systems, such as ArchivesSpace
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong knowledge of American racial and ethnic history and broad knowledge in the humanities, as demonstrated through academic degrees, training, or experience

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience processing archival collections
  • Understanding of current metadata and descriptive standards such as DACS, EAD, LCSH, and Dublin Core
  • Familiarity with digital imaging technology
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds with or without accommodation
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of customer service
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with multi-cultural populations and awareness of issues affecting women and minorities


The listing of the position duties/responsibilities is not necessarily inclusive for this position. Omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such duties are considered a logical assignment to the position.

Salary and benefits: 
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and education; benefits include a healthcare plan, participation in retirement plan, and a paid time off plan.

Application instructions:
To apply, send cover letter, curriculum vitae/resume and contact information for three references to: Christopher Harter, Deputy Director, Amistad Research Center, via e-mail at charter@tulane.edu. Subject line should read: Reference Archivist Application. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is selected. First consideration will be given to applicants who apply by November 30, 2018.

About the Amistad Research Center:

The Amistad Research Center was established in 1966 on the campus of Fisk University, one of several Historically Black Colleges and Universities founded by the American Missionary Association (AMA). Dedicated from its beginnings as the first archives documenting the modern Civil Rights Movement, the Center continued to expand and now is located on the campus of Tulane University in New Orleans as an independent, non-profit repository. Today, the Amistad Research Center is recognized as the nation's largest independent collection of original documents related to the racial and ethnic history of the United States, race relations, and civil rights.

Amistad Research Center is an equal opportunity employer.

 

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Children's Librarian II, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

Overview:

Basic Function (of position):

Under supervision and within the framework of the Library's policies and practices, to assume responsibility for the effective execution of the Library's programs of service to a diverse population characteristic to an urban setting with emphasis on children and to perform professional work requiring application of substantial professional knowledge and experience.

 

Reports to:    Branch Librarian or ranking staff member.

 

Supervises:   As assigned, professional and non-professional staff members.

Responsibilities:

  1. Initiates, develops, plans and implements the Library's programs of service to children through personal consultations, reference and readers' advisory services, outreach and programs.
  2. Develops interactive relationships within a defined neighborhood and implements activities to stimulate use of the Library's resources by the community, especially through schools and other agencies which serve children and their families.
  3. Plans and conducts comprehensive programming for toddlers, preschoolers and school age children such as story hours, book talks, craft programs, puppetry, book discussion groups, and summer reading programs.
  4. Performs readers' advisory services and difficult or involved reference work for the general public.
  5. Provides instruction to increase patrons' skills in the use of book resources and electronic databases.
  6. Manages program funds assigned to children's services.
  7. Responsible for the development of the children's book collection and manages the appropriate materials budget.
  8. Compiles annotated lists and bibliographies involving book and non-book materials.
  9. Recommends and/or plans changes in service or new services for children.
  10. Responsible for oral presentations and written reports on children's activities within the branch library.
  11. Assists in training professional and non-professional staff.
  12. May be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the branch in the absence of the Branch Librarian or other ranking staff member.
  13. Actively participates in system-wide committees, training and other professional activities.
  14. May be called upon to represent the Library on city-wide and state-wide committees.
  15. Performs other related and/or comparable duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

  • A bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university. A master's degree in library science from an accredited library school. Courses in children's literature and children's work taken for credit from an accredited library school. Storytelling courses and/or experience desirable. In exceptional instances, specialized education, training and/or experience may be substituted for part or all of the educational requirements.
  • Two years of pertinent professional library experience or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training sufficient to indicate ability to do the work.
  • Broad knowledge of Library policies, practices and procedures; extensive knowledge of children's literature including bibliographic tools and sources pertaining to children's literature and work; demonstrated knowledge of the techniques of programming for children; demonstrated interest in children and in library work with children; demonstrated ability and willingness to develop strong, interactive community relationships; demonstrated ability and willingness to assume responsibility and to carry out assignments independently; proven oral and written communication skills as well as the ability to search the Internet and other electronic databases; demonstrated ability to work well with staff and public; initiative, dependability, good judgment, tact and courtesy.

 Requirements:

  1. Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.
  2. Residency - Must be a resident of the City of Boston upon the first day of hire.
  3. CORI - Must successfully clear a Criminal Offenders Record Information check with the City of Boston.

 

Terms:

Union/Salary Plan/Grade: PSA/P-2

Hours per week: 35

 

To view the full job description and apply, please click here.

 

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Floater Librarian I (Part-Time), Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

Overview (Brief Job Description):

The Boston Public Library is seeking a part time (18 hour per week) Floater librarian available to work days, nights and/or weekends to staff public service desks. The Floater shall be assigned as needed to various locations throughout the Boston Public Library system.

 

Floaters are exempt from some but not all limitations on the Hours of Work provisions in the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

 

Basic Function:

Under supervision, and within the framework of Library policies and practices, participates in services including reference services, to a diverse population characteristic of an urban setting, at various locations in Central or branch libraries as assigned. Also includes the performance of various tasks requiring broad professional knowledge of literature, bibliographic sources and principles of information delivery and services.

 

Reports to:

Assistant Neighborhood Services Manager, Chief of Adult Library Services or designee

 

Home location:

Central Library or branch as designated

 

Assigned location:

To be determined as needed by designated public services manager in consultation with other public services managers. While at assigned location shall report to Department Head, Branch Librarian, or ranking staff member.

  

Supervises:

As assigned, pre-professional and/or support staff.

 

Responsibilities:

Under supervision performs the following:

  1. Provides reference service to the public by responding to requests for information made in person, by telephone, by fax, email, mail, or over the Internet and answering such requests by using informational resources in all formats, including print, electronic, microform and others.
  2. Provides service to adults, young adults and children as assigned through personal consultations, readers' advisory services, outreach and programs.           
  3. Assists patrons by instructing them in the use of information resources and by identifying appropriate resources, whether owned by the Library or elsewhere.
  4. Assists in the selection of materials.
  5. Promotes the use of Library resources by developing bibliographies, preparing written descriptions, organizing programs, mounting exhibits, and conducting instructional sessions.
  6. Actively participates in system-wide committees; recommends and/or plans improvements in library services.
  7. Continuously expands professional knowledge of the Library's resources and other relevant sources in order to assist library patrons efficiently and effectively.
  8. Commits to keeping current in the best practices of the profession by taking advantage of training and development activities, by reading professional literature, and by participating in professional activities.
  9. Performs other related and/or comparable duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

A bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university and a master's degree in library science from an accredited library school. In exceptional instances, specialized education, training and/or experience may be substituted for part or all of the educational requirements.

 

Broad subject knowledge and competency in world languages desirable; knowledge of popular literature, basic bibliographic tools and sources; knowledge of excellent reference techniques; strong commitment to public services; willingness to assume responsibility and carry out assignments independently; good oral and written communication skills; ability to work well with staff and public; initiative; dependability; good professional judgment; tact; flexibility; courtesy.

 

Requirements:

  1. Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.
  2. Residency - Must be a resident of the City of Boston upon the first day of hire.
  3. CORI - Must successfully clear a Criminal Offenders Record Information check with the City of Boston.

 

Terms:

Union/Salary Plan/Grade:  PSA/P-1

Hours per week: 18

 

To view the full job description and apply, please click here.

 

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Dean, iSchool at Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

Founded in 1870, Syracuse University is a private, coeducational, research institution in the heart of central New York, where students choose from more than 200 majors, 100 minors, and 200 advanced degree programs. Syracuse is a university of national stature and international opportunity, known for its professional programs, investment in research and innovation, and school spirit.

The School of Information Studies - known as the iSchool - at Syracuse is a globally recognized leader in advancing knowledge and developing creative, thoughtful, and technically capable leaders in the information field. The mission of the iSchool is to expand human capabilities by connecting people, information and technology. The faculty and staff of the iSchool are committed to preparing students to become leaders in the information field and using information to solve problems faced by individuals and organizations. Together, the faculty, staff and students of the iSchool impact research and the information profession through scholarship, rigorous education opportunities and commitment to service that advances science, improves professional practice and contributes to society.

 

Reporting to the Provost, the Dean will collaborate with the 12 deans of the other schools and colleges and with senior leadership of the University. The Dean will oversee 50 tenure-track faculty members, professors of practice and teaching faculty, and a staff of 50 and will be responsible for an operating budget of $62 million.

The next Dean will lead the iScho