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Library Administrative Assistant (Tech. Services), Shrewsbury Public Library, Shrewsbury, MA

Qualifications:

High school diploma required, college experience or degree preferred. One year library experience required. Demonstrated knowledge of library procedures and automated systems required. Experience with automated library systems and cataloging software required. Ability to work with attention to detail and handle multiple tasks simultaneously. Strong technology skills and ability to learn new skills, operations and systems. Experience with computers and technology, strong customer service orientation and good oral and interpersonal skills required.

Duties:

Completes descriptive cataloguing for all library materials. Processes all print and online library materials, including cataloguing, retroactive conversion, OCLC and end processing; verifies invoices for accuracy and completes labeling of new materials. Facilitates search of C/W MARS database; enters and maintains accurate data; notifies C/W MARS of database errors; creates online records. Repairs damaged library items; discards damaged or outdated items. Oversees the work of library pages and volunteers to process and repair library materials. Assists at main Circulation Desk, Reference Desk or Children's Room as needed. Must be able to work independently, prioritize and adapt quickly to changing environments.

Compensation and Schedule:

This is $19.73.38 to $23.53. This is a non-benefited position, 13 hour per week position with a work schedule of weekday and evening hours.

Send letter of interest/resume via email to Library Director Ellen M. Dolan at edolan@shrewsburyma.gov. Position open until filled.

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Collaborative Services Librarian, Merrimack Valley Library Consortium, North Andover, MA

Salary: $45,883 - $59,867, in ten steps
Reports to: Executive Director
Hours: 37.5 hrs. per week
Schedule: During regular office hours (M-F 8:00AM - 5:00 PM)
Full/Part Time: Full Time

Description:

The Merrimack Valley Library Consortium is seeking an innovative, energetic and creative librarian who will bring "High Touch" to our "High Tech" collaborative working environment. MVLC maintains this environment to support both MVLC member libraries, and MVLC central site staff in their individual and cooperative work. The MVLC collaborative working environment consists of various electronic communication outlets including the MVLC web site, internal Content Management Systems (CMS), social media platforms, Online Public Catalog, and other electronic databases.

As a member of the Helpdesk team, the Collaborative Services Librarian will participate in hands on support for our member libraries, focusing on MVLC's Office 365 collaborative environment-individually branded implementations of the consortium's Online Public Catalog (OPAC), the Massachusetts Commonwealth Catalog (ComCat), and the MVLC web page.

As a member of the training team, the Collaborative Services Librarian will provide both in-person and web-based training for existing products and services, as well as implementation and training for the roll-out of new services offered by the consortium on behalf of our member libraries.

The Collaborative Services Librarian will develop and maintain other outlets that MVLC uses to communicate news and information with its member libraries.

MVLC considers this position to be an entry-level position for a degreed librarian. In other words, you will learn as you go. A successful candidate will be willing to collaborate with the Executive Director, colleagues on the MVLC staff, and our members to shape this new position. If you are willing to infuse this position with relevance through hard work, energy, creativity and dedication to serve MVLC's member libraries, this position is for you!

Qualifications:

  • ALA-Accredited Master's degree in Library Science
  • At least two years technical experience with automated systems or databases
  • Proven customer service orientation
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Positive attitude and flexibility
  • Competence working in PC environment
  • Public library experience desirable
  • Knowledge of HTML, CSS and other Web design tools desirable
  • Skills in Office 365 desirable
  • Skills with WordPress desirable
  • Understanding of User-Friendly design techniques and philosophy desirable

Work Environment:

General office environment with air conditioning and fluorescent lighting.  Requires operation of vehicle to attend off site meetings. The noise level in the work environment is low.  Moderate levels of stress may occur.

Physical Demands:

May spend extended periods at workstations performing tasks requiring eye-hand coordination, finger dexterity, and extensive keyboarding and viewing of computer screens.  Requires ability to access, input, and retrieve information from a computer.  Answer telephones and maintain multiple files.  Periods of standing may be required during training sessions.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Closing Date: When Filled

How to Apply:

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Eric Graham, Executive Director, via email to egraham@mvlcstaff.org.

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Youth Services Librarian, Franklin Public Library, Franklin, MA

Seeking an energetic, team oriented Youth Services Librarian  with a strong knowledge of  early literacy; childhood development; science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) programming; and a commitment to excellent customer service .The Youth Services Librarian will develop, implement and evaluate a wide range of innovative services for infants through teens incorporating technology as appropriate, and support the concepts of creativity; oversees collection development and maintenance; staff the library's public service desks; provide proactive reference and technology instruction for all ages; represent the library in the community; and work as liaison with local schools.

  • Master's Degree in Library and Information Science.
  • Five years of children's or young adult reference experience. (Preferred)
  • In-depth knowledge of children's and youth collection development.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify, prepare, submit, and manage grants of benefit to youth.
  • Excellent computer skills, and the ability to learn new applications.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain a positive professional approach during periods of stress and change.
  • Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with library customers of all ages and diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Exhibit flexibility and willingness to work in a dynamic, busy, and changing environment.

Please apply to:

Human Resources
Town of Franklin
355 East Central Street
Franklin, MA 02038
508-553-4810

Or email: apply@franklin.ma.us

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Acquisitions Manager, Suffolk University, Boston, MA

Suffolk University invites qualified individuals to apply for the Acquisitions Manager position. Reporting to the Assistant Director, Technical Services, this role is the point of contact for all resources and material acquisitions for the Mildred F. Sawyer Library and NESADSU using the III Sierra integrated library system, including ordering, receiving, and invoicing. Maintains acquisitions information in CORAL, the electronic resource management system.

Responsible for copy cataloging all newly acquired monographs for the Sawyer and NESAD collections. Maintains financial, acquisitions, serials and other administrative records and data. Processes all invoices for payment and reconciles invoice discrepancies with vendors.

Must have knowledge of budgets and accounting practices and the ability to assist and collaborate with the Assistant Director and Library Director in budgetary matters as needed.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Purchases all books, serials, supplies, equipment, software, furniture and other items as needed for the Mildred F. Sawyer Library and NESAD collection which will be merged with the main library in Summer 2017. Works with the departments within the library to ascertain needs for equipment and supplies. Orders, processes invoices, and oversees deliveries of equipment and supplies.
  • Acts as the Sawyer Library's primary acquisitions liaison to all library vendors. Negotiates with vendors and consortia to provide the best possible discount rate, in consultation with Assistant Director.
  • Ensures timely receipt of materials and proper invoicing. Manages invoicing activities with the University's business and budget offices. Establishes, maintains and monitors all acquisitions funds. Adjusts and allots material budgets based on need and availability, ensuring prudent fiscal management at all times.
  • Reviews budget lines for all standing orders and electronic databases, as well as tracking subscriptions and renewals. With Electronic Resources Librarian oversees subscriptions and tracks renewals for online databases to ensure timely and appropriate resources are made available to all patrons.
  • Copy catalogs newly acquired materials by searching for bibliographic records and downloading them from the online utility. In addition, updates the online utility to accurately reflect the Sawyer Library inventory as needed.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned, including serving as backup for Technical Services staff who are absent.
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Experience working in a library setting preferred
  • Familiarity with accounting concepts preferred
  • Knowledge of library computer services, Internet, and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Capable of working independently, efficiently, and effectively without direct supervision
  • Capacity to be a self-starter
  • Demonstrable organizational and time management skills - ability to multi-task
  • Possesses excellent verbal and good written and communication skills, as well as presentation skills as needed
  • Positive and collaborative interpersonal skills
  • Detail oriented
Working at Suffolk 

Suffolk University is a private, comprehensive, urban university located in the heart of downtown Boston. Since 1906, Suffolk has been committed to creating an exceptional learning experience. Our college green is the Boston Common. We are steps from dozens of historic sites including the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, and the Massachusetts State House. We have no real boundaries to our campus--Boston and Suffolk blend together. Suffolk is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse community. 

Suffolk University is actively seeking applicants from groups that might be under-represented because of race/color, gender, religion, real or perceived disability, national origin or LBGTQ status.

See yourself here with our terrific benefits package. Benefits include, but are not limited to:
  • Harvard Pilgrim medical/Delta Dental at low employee costs
  • Retirement options including both Standard Retirement Plan (SRP) and Voluntary Tax Deferred Annuity (VTDAP). The University contributes 9% to your SRP when you contribute 5% after eligibility guidelines have been met.
  • All employees and faculty members who are at least half-time are eligible for the tuition free course benefit in the College of Arts and Sciences and in the Sawyer Business School. There are additional tuition benefits for spouses, domestic partners, and children.
  • Generous time-off program. Vacation accrues monthly. Vacation for part-time employees is pro-rated based on the employees' regularly scheduled hours. Additional holidays are announced each year and are separate from the employee's vacation allowance.
  • Pre-tax commuter benefit
  • Discounted home and auto insurance

Suffolk University conducts background checks as a contingent offer of employment for all positions. Suffolk University requires specific written authorization to conduct background checks. Failure to provide such authorization shall preclude candidates from being hired.

Please submit your resume along with a cover letter for the position in which you are applying to. 

Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/476ymn23rf

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SSW Online Webinar Assistant, Simmons College, Boston, MA

The person in this position will work closely with the Director of Simmons Online and a SSW faculty member to adapt a social work  professional development course into an online webinar format.  The course is on the topic of Domestic Violence.
 $15/hour  4-5 hours per week (schedule is flexible).
A successful candidate will have the following: 
  • Strong experience in creating Google sites or alternatively the equivalent experience creating web sites using a WYSIWYG editor 
  • Strong skills in HTML basics 
  • Experience in creating surveys or quizzes using tools like Qualtrics, Survey Monkey and/or Google Forms
  • Basic understanding of design principles in web design 
  • Aptitude for learning technology quickly
  • Strong communicator with meticulous attention to detail 
If you are interested in the job listing; please apply for it by clicking the link to apply for jobs at Cash.  

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The Cognitive Computing Odyssey

November 2016 // Presented by Uncubed & IBM
Note: Travel & lodging are fully covered for accepted students.
Cognitive computing unites fields like AI, machine learning, & natural language processing to "think" about data more like a human than a computer.
It treats cancer patients, personalizes education, and predicts financial markets. And it's just getting started.
This November, students from across the country will gather in 1 of 3 cities (San Francisco, Austin, Boston) to explore the technology, future, and jobs of cognitive computing as part of The Cognitive Computing Odyssey.
APPLY & LEARN MORE HERE: uncubed.com/ibm

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Research Data Management Intern, Harvard Medical School (HMS), Boston, MA

Start/End Dates: January 4 - May 31, 2017
Status: Full Time Internship (35 hrs/week) or Part-time Internship (16 hrs/week)
Rate: $20/hr.
Link: http://rits.hms.harvard.edu/open-positions#ResearchDataManagementIntern

Research Information Technology Solutions (RITS) works collaboratively with researchers at Harvard Medical School to identify, design, and deliver a wide range of technological solutions at the ever-changing forefront of biomedical research. Reporting to the Research Data Manager of Research IT Solutions, the Research Data Management Intern assists the Research Data Manager with providing support to researchers in the management of their research data throughout its lifecycle. Key to success is ability to identify and communicate research data management best practices.

Some Responsibilities Include:

  • Assist the Research Data Manager with providing support to researchers in the management of their research data throughout its lifecycle.
  • Provide assistance with identifying the specific data management needs of Harvard Medical School researchers, and with developing, delivering, and promoting new services in response to their expanding needs in data management.
  • Provide support to the Research Data Manager to help establish strong, collaborative relationships with researchers.
  • Provide support developing guidance documents and workflows related to data management best practices.
  • Create documentation, including capturing and creating metadata, and guidelines related to emerging data management needs.
  • Participate in outreach meetings with researchers and take meeting notes.
  • Respond directly to client inquiries.
  • Escalate encountered issues when required.
  • Perform other related responsibilities as needed.

Expected Educational Outcomes:

  • Conceptualization and planning for the creation and storage of digital data.
  • Application of data management tools and methods.
  • Providing specialized tools as a service to researchers.
  • Documentation techniques used in some professional environments.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Pursuing a MLIS degree, ideally with an emphasis on data management or digital data curation.
  • Working knowledge of data management across the research lifecycle, including creating, processing, analysis, preservation, access, and reuse of research data.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Ability to work effectively with faculty, students, and staff in a team environment.
  • Demonstrable critical thinking and creative problem solving skills.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible, creative, and tolerant of ambiguity.
  • Highly organized and detail oriented.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects/requirements simultaneously.
  • Capable of working independently and as part of a team.
  • Interested in learning new technical skills and applications.
  • Familiarity with Mac OS, Trello, Slack, and FileMaker.

If you are interested in applying for this position send a cover letter and copy of your resume to: rits-staffing@hms.harvard.edu.  Please note:  ALL full-time (35 hour per week) RITS internships require that interns MUST be currently enrolled in a degree program and receive academic credit.

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Head of Access Services, Williams College, Williamstown, MA

Williams Libraries is seeking a Head of Access Services, reporting to the Director of Libraries. This is a full-time (37.5 hours per week), year-round, regular appointment.

The Head of Access Services is a key member of the library's leadership team who oversees circulation, reserves, interlibrary loan, document delivery, and consortial resource sharing. Williams Libraries seeks a collaborative, innovative and user-oriented librarian to lead its Access Services Department. We are committed to excellence in all services, dedicated to collegiality, collaboration and a tradition of personal service.

Responsibilities

  • Manage all aspects of circulation and reserves (including library streaming) for Sawyer Library
  • Supervise a staff of 12
  • Oversee the Interlibrary Loan department and the off-site Library Shelving Facility
  • Lead departmental planning and policy development
  • Assign staff to meet departmental priorities and goals
  • Collaborate closely with the Head of Library Systems to configure and manage the recently implemented circulation system (Alma)
  • Chair the libraries' Access Services Policy Committee; in consultation with the Head of Library Systems, the Head of Schow Science Library and the Head of Research Services, develop, review and update circulation policies and procedures
  • Work closely with the Head of Research Services, and the Technology Help Desk supervisor to ensure the provision of seamless public services
  • Work with the Boston Library Consortium (BLC) and the Eastern Academic Scholars Trust (EAST) and represent the College on various resource sharing committees
  • Participate in library planning and work collaboratively with other library department heads to carry out library goals
  • Generate and analyze statistics on the use of collections and facilities
  • Seek ways to improve delivery methods and workflows to meet changing user needs and emerging technologies

Qualifications

Requirements:

  • MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution; 3-5 years library experience
  • Supervisory experience with demonstrated ability to lead and manage staff, processes and workflows
  • Experience with developing, implementing and managing an ILS circulation module
  • Demonstrated understanding of resource sharing and delivery services in libraries
  • Strong commitment to public service, a vision for implementing creative services, and a proficiency for utilizing emerging technologies to meet the changing needs and expectations of patrons
  • Demonstrated user-oriented approach to service
  • Strong knowledge of emerging technologies
  • Flexibility, initiative and the ability to work creatively, collaboratively and effectively, independently and as a member of a team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, written and oral communication skills, and the ability to provide exceptional service to a diverse clientele
  • Commitment to the values of a liberal arts education, and an appreciation for highly-engaged faculty, staff, students and alumni
  • Preferred:
  • Academic library experience
  • Hands-on knowledge of Ex Libris' Alma circulation functions
  • Experience providing user support at library public service desks
  • Experience working in interlibrary loan, document delivery or reserves
  • Familiarity with off-site high density shelving facilities
  • Participation in library consortia

For optimal consideration submit application by October 21, 2016. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Job Group 2-E.

Conditions of Employment

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn and thrive.

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Library Assistant/Adult Services, Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge, MA

15 hours per week. Initial schedule is Thursdays, 5:00PM to 9:00PM, Fridays, 10:00AM to 5:00PM, and Saturdays, 12:00PM to 5:00PM. Hours are assigned and may be changed to meet the needs of the Department and the Library.

QUALIFICATIONS:

High school diploma or high school equivalency required. A bachelor's degree or coursework beyond high High school diploma or high school equivalency required. A bachelor's degree or coursework beyond high school is desirable. Requires sufficient experience in prior employment to indicate an ability to successfully perform the duties of the job.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Basic knowledge of library techniques, tools, concepts, and resources
  • Comfortable with computers and technology, including knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and the internet; Comfortable with or willing to learn use of tablets and e-readers
  • Exceptional customer services skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to follow oral and/or written instructions quickly and thoroughly
  • Ability to communicate effectively, patiently and courteously with supervisor, library staff, and the public
  • Genuine interest in helping library patrons and providing excellent service
  • Punctuality and dependability
  • Resourcefulness Tact Patience Initiative Enthusiasm Maturity
  • Ability to handle multiple activities or interruptions at once
  • Flexibility generally as well as in emergency staffing situations
  • Ability to work with enthusiasm and initiative, a cheerful disposition, and a willingness to work positively, effectively and harmoniously with others within a team model, assisting and supporting coworkers
  • Good knowledge of popular adult materials

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment including office equipment such as computers, tablets, printers, AV equipment and e-readers. Ability to sit and use computer workstation, including keyboard and visual display terminal, for extended periods of time. Strength to push or pull a loaded book cart which can weigh in excess of 100 pounds on level floor and up ramp, to lift or maneuver onto cart loads of up to 50 pounds, and to carry cartons of books or other materials or equipment. Must be able to pay close attention to details and concentrate on work. Time management ability to set priorities in\ order to meet assignment deadlines. Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities which permits the employee to communicate effectively. Sufficient vision or other powers of observation which permits the employee to read books and patron requests, as well as to see what patrons are doing when they are at some distance from the workstation. Sufficient manual dexterity which permits the employee to conduct data entry, open boxes and DVDs, cover books. Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes which permits the employee to re-shelve library materials and work at public service desks. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Works in assigned area, including branches as needed. Work is performed primarily in an indoor setting at the Main Library. Normal office exposure to noise, stress and interruptions. Attends and participates in continuing educational programs designed to keep abreast of changes.

DUTIES:

Using basic library techniques and skills under the general supervision of the professional staff, provides exceptional service at the Q&A desk and Information Commons, shelves and assists in the provision of quality public service.

  • Delivers exceptional and engaging customer service to the public
  • Under supervision of the Manager of Adult Services, provides reference/ readers' advisory service to the public in person, on the telephone, and by electronic means
  • Assists patrons in the use of library resources; explains print and online sources
  • Assists patrons in the use of library computers and other library resources such as e-book readers and downloadable content
  • Assists patrons with placing holds and inter-library loan requests
  • Participate in merchandizing the collection; shelves materials and shelf-reads as needed
  • Maintains the orderly function of the Information Commons, including communicating with the Manager of Adult Services and IT staff, enforcing the computer use policy, and basic computer troubleshooting
  • Maintains work area in an orderly manner
  • Works in other public service areas as needed
  • Performs other tasks as assigned by the Manager of Adult Services for the good of the department and the library

SALARY: $21.76 per hour to $23.4271 per hour in five steps

DEADLINE: October 17, 2016

APPLY TO:

City of Cambridge
Personnel Department, Room 309
795 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139

Please send 2 copies each of cover letter & resume
Fax: 617-349- 4312
employment@cambridgema.gov

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Health Sciences Librarian, Clemson University, Clemson, SC

The Clemson University Libraries seek a Health Sciences Librarian. The successful candidate will provide research assistance, instruction, collection development, and outreach services for health sciences and nursing disciplines. This is a 12-month tenure-track position with faculty rank and status and works under the direction of the Head of Information & Research Services.

Responsibilities include:

Research Services

  • Serves as the liaison librarian for Public Health Sciences and the School of Nursing.
  • Collaborates with other librarians to support departments in the College of Behavioral, Social, and Health Sciences.
  • Provides general reference services as well as in-depth research consultations for students and faculty in liaison areas.
  • Provides faculty and researcher support for NIH Public Access Policy compliance requirements.
  • Assists faculty with the creation and evaluation of data management plans, analysis of research impact, and development of grant proposals.
  • Develops a comprehensive plan for library services to support students and faculty who are collaborating with the Greenville Health System. Determine ways to support health research projects and educational initiatives at Greenville campuses.

Instruction & Outreach

  • Teaches course-related library instruction sessions and designs instructional materials for classes in health sciences and nursing.
  • Creates and maintains library subject and course research guides (LibGuides) and other instructional tools to help students, faculty, and staff effectively use library resources.
  • Collaborates with the instruction team to create learning outcomes and assessment modules for instruction sessions.
  • Participates in outreach and instructional activities

Collection Development

  • Builds and manages library collections in liaison subject areas, including updating collection policies, selecting print and electronic materials, and weeding.
  • Works with liaison teams to determine shared collection purchases and priorities.
  • Works with vendors that provide health science resources to review products and coordinate training for faculty, students, and librarians.

Research, Service, and Professional Development

As a member of the library faculty, the successful candidate is expected to pursue an active and ongoing program of research, service, and professional development.

Required Qualifications:

Minimum:

  • An ALA-accredited graduate degree in librarianship or other relevant graduate degree as deemed appropriate by the Libraries
  • Effective interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of health science resources, including CINAHL, MEDLINE, and Web of Science
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment

Preferred:

  • Undergraduate or advanced degree in health or life sciences
  • Experience conducting or supporting health sciences or nursing research
  • Experience in designing, teaching, and assessing library instruction
  • Familiarity of NIH Public Access Policy
  • Evidence of, or potential for, professional and/or scholarly activity

Salary and Benefits: Faculty rank and competitive salary based on the successful candidate's qualifications and experience. State of South Carolina, TIAA-CREF, or other retirement plans available. Various medical plans, dental plans, 18 days annual leave, 15 days sick leave, 12 paid holidays, and liberal professional development leave are provided. Clemson University allows employees to earn up to six credit hours free of charge each semester. 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 20 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. Required materials include a cover letter, professional curriculum vitae and contact information of three (3) professional references. Review of materials will begin immediately. Applications received by October 14, 2016 will be guaranteed consideration.

Jeanne Clery Act: The Jeanne Clery Disclosure Act requires institutions of higher education to disclose campus security information including crime statistics for the campus and surrounding areas. As a current or prospective Clemson University employee, you have a right to obtain a copy of this information for this institution. For more information regarding our Employment, Campus Safety and Benefits, please visit the Human Resources - Prospective Employees web page: http://www.clemson.edu/cao/humanresources/prospective/

Closing Statement: Clemson University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information.

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Children's Librarian, Vineyard Haven Public Library, Vineyard Haven, MA

Energetic individual needed to provide outstanding customer service in a busy public library. The position performs professional work in planning, implementing and managing a comprehensive program of service to children and families, which includes but is not limited to selecting and purchasing library materials; planning and executing programs designed to serve children and caregivers; and providing reader's advisory, computer assistance, and reference service. Full-time (40 hours/week) year-round schedule may include evenings and weekends.
 
Qualifications

Requires Bachelor's Degree with coursework or experience with children's literature, child development, and library services for children. Master's Degree in Library Science or equivalent preferred. Ability and enthusiasm for multi-tasking and adapting to new technologies and services a must. The ideal candidate will be well-organized, detail oriented, and friendly, with knowledge and enjoyment of books and literature.

Salary

$46,980 - $62,389

Closing Date

Open until filled

How to Apply

Application, resume and cover letter may be sent to Human Resources for the Town of Tisbury, klucas@tisburyma.gov, Tisbury Town Hall, 51 Spring Street, P.O. Box 1239 Vineyard Haven, MA 02568. Town employment application is available here: http://www.tisburyma.gov/Pages/FOV1- 0002E022/

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Collection Development Librarian, Boston College, Boston, MA

Boston College Libraries seek a Collection Development Librarian for Humanities, with liaison responsibilities to the departments of Theology and Philosophy.  The librarian in this position brings a big picture perspective to bear on discussions and projects involving arts and humanities scholarship.  As Liaison to Theology and Philosophy, advanced subject knowledge and expertise is expected to ensure that collections are developed and maintained, instruction provided, and faculty research supported. As a member of the Collection Development group within the Collection Services area reporting to the Head of Collection Development, Collection Development Librarians work collaboratively with colleagues and departments to ensure effective development and management of resources.  This Librarian will partner with the Digital Scholarship group to support innovative use, access and visibility of materials as integrated into new forms of scholarship. Collection Development Librarians work closely with the Associate University Librarian for Collection Services to ensure effective stewardship of the materials budget, which includes the ongoing assessment of budget allocations, establishing the annual calendar and target deadlines for ordering materials, and prioritizing requests for endowment and end-of-year purchasing.

Requirements

Education/Training
ALA-Accredited Master's degree in Library Science or equivalent;  Subject Master's degree

Experience

Minimum 5 years of post MLS experience
Knowledge of the publishing industry, both print and electronic
Experience with budget management
 

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Digital Library Applications Developer, Boston College, Boston, MA

Boston College Libraries seek a Digital Library Applications Developer to develop and manage its repository infrastructure. Current systems include Islandora for the institutional repository and Digitool for archival collections. The libraries desire to be early adopters of Hydra-in-a-Box and anticipate development of staff and user interfaces for the ingest of complex digital objects. Additional duties include managing the archival management system and developing workflows for the batch creation of digital archival objects.

Applicants seeking to work in this dynamic environment committed to digital initiatives should possess demonstrated digital library development experience. Systems administration, applied experience with metadata standards and protocols, experience with programming language required. Experience with Ruby, SOLR, FedoraCommons preferred. Minimum 2 years related work experience required. ALA-accredited master's degree preferred, or relevant combination of training and experience.

To apply: employment@bc.edu

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Empirical Services and Assessment Librarian, Yale University Law Library, New Haven, CT

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

Position Focus: As a member of the Law Library's Research Services team and reporting to the Associate Librarian for Research Services, the Empirical Services and Assessment Librarian consults with Yale Law School faculty, students, and staff, on research projects and issues requiring significant statistical or data research. Identifies, locates, and obtains statistical resources and data resources to meet the needs of our researchers. Provides consultation on study design and development and basic data manipulation. Coordinates with other library and university departments to ensure that the data collected by the library and faculty are appropriately archived and described. Collaborates with librarians throughout the university to develop scalable, sustainable, and domain-appropriate data services. Coordinates outreach to law faculty, students, and staff via the library website, office hours, workshops, guest lectures, and other efforts. 

Provides general research and reference support to law school faculty, students, and staff, and to other members of the university community. Serves as a liaison to members of the faculty especially those interested in data/empirical research as well as other members of the faculty as assigned. May teach legal research classes within the department's for-credit and not-for-credit instructional program.

Provides leadership and vision for assessment, measurement, planning and analysis in the law library and strives to ensure that these activities are integral parts of the Library's programs, services, and collections. Oversees and participates in assessment efforts throughout the law library. Serves as an internal consultant for data-gathering and assessment activities conducted by other law library staff. Works with colleagues to analyze and report assessment data. Represents the law library in campus, regional, and national assessment efforts. Evaluates the effectiveness of law library assessment efforts and how they support the mission and strategic goals of the library and the Yale Law School. Recommends ways to strengthen the law library's assessment and measurement programs.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school. In selected instances, a post-graduate degree in a related discipline may be required or substituted for a master's degree in library science.
  • Qualified individuals new to the library profession are welcome to apply.
  • Demonstrated ability working with statistics and using software for statistical and spatial data analysis. Demonstrated skill navigating and utilizing online and network based information systems. Demonstrated skill in locating locally and externally available datasets and statistical material.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written skills, interpersonal communication skills, and analytical ability.
  • Demonstrated ability with the concepts, pedagogy, research, and scholarly trends in social science or empirical legal research. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with faculty and students about textual, numeric, and spatial data resources required. Record of strong service orientation.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and independently with diverse and varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment. Experience working collegially and cooperatively within and across organizations.
  • Proven ability to use various database tools to provide faculty, students, and staff with reports and information as requested, including using queries and scripting tools to display reports in web interfaces.
  • Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion.
  • The successful applicant for this position must possess strong analytical skills, a firm understanding of Library services and work processes, and strong interpersonal and listening skills. 

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

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience: Law degree or graduate degree in related field. Experience working in a research library or other service organization. Ability to design social science research projects. Experience with an Institutional Review Board. Experience with survey design, data collection, and analysis. Ability to perform high-level business analytics, interpret data, and to deliver quality analysis. 

The University and the Library

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

The Lillian Goldman Law Library

In support of Yale Law School's outstanding legal scholarship and lawyer training, the Lillian Goldman Law Library is dedicated to acquiring and preserving a superb collection of resources in all formats, furnishing access to information wherever it exists, providing the most highly competent assistance to use information resources and maintaining a welcoming, comfortable facility. The Lillian Goldman Law Library provides services that exceed the expectations of users by its leadership in the innovative use of technology and the continuing development of its most highly valued asset, its staff.  The Law Library serves the faculty and students of this research-oriented law school with a strong tradition of interdisciplinary scholarship, as well as other researchers from larger scholarly and legal communities.  To learn more about the Lillian Goldman Law Library and its collections and services, visit http://library.law.yale.edu/.

The Lillian Goldman Law Library is located within the heart of the Yale Law School complex, providing the Law School community with ready access to one of the world's finest collections of printed legal materials. These collections are complemented by access to a growing array of online sources as well as the strong interdisciplinary collections housed nearby with eighteen other campus libraries, including Sterling Memorial Library and Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Utilizing these resources combined with our excellent, service-oriented staff, we strive daily to be the best academic law library in the world.

Salary and Benefits

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

How to Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at http://www.yale.edu/jobsThe STARS req. ID for this position is 39640BR.

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

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Library Media Specialist, Cambridge Rindge & Latin School, Cambridge, MA

Overview:
The Library Media Specialist (LMS) works in a team with another professional LMS and a paraprofessional support person to provide library services to the students of a large urban public high school. Information literacy and research skills instruction is provided through collaborative planning and implementation of lessons with classroom teachers. The LMS is an integral member of the faculty and participates in department level curriculum planning.

Under the supervision of the Principal and the Assistant Director of Library Media Services, the Library Media Specialist will work:

  • To align the School Library Program (SLP) with the mission, goals, and objectives of the school / school district
  • To collaborate with classroom teachers to design and implement units of instruction, assess student learning
  • To ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information
  • To empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, ethical users and producers of information
  • To instill a love of learning in all students and ensure equitable access to information

Roles and Responsibilities
Teacher:

  • Collaborates with classroom teachers as partners in the instructional process to develop and implement research lessons and units that incorporate inquiry learning, information literacy, critical thinking and self-assessment
  • Evaluates, promotes and uses existing and emerging technologies to support teaching and learning
  • Promotes a love of reading and lifelong learning through Reader's Advisory, 'book talks' to classes, attractive book displays, online promotion and engaging bibliographies
  • Provides and plans professional development

Leader:

  • Collects and analyzes data to improve instruction; demonstrates correlations between the SLP and student achievement
  • Serves on decision making teams, school improvement and accreditation activities; presenting at meetings
  • Advocates for SLP through an effective public relations program
  • Benchmarks the SLP to school, state, and national standards
  • Stays current in professional practices, educational research; maintains active professional memberships
  • Participates in the recruiting, hiring, training and supervising of library staff and volunteers; evaluates support staff
  • Administers the SLP budget to support program goals

School Librarian:

  • Fosters a creative, flexible environment so that the school library is an essential part of the learning community
  • Develops and maintains a resource collection appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and the instructional strategies of the school community
  • Maintains an organized and welcoming facility that helps students become independent users of the library.
  • Maintains SLP webpages
  • Promotes the ethical use of information: copyright, fair use, and licensing of intellectual property
  • Provides resources that promote independent reading and writing in a variety of genres
  • Coordinates and supports special events and programs such as: Black History Month speakers, guest authors and illustrators
  • Cooperates and networks with other libraries/agencies

Qualification
Minimum Requirements:
A highly qualified candidate will be state certified as a School Library Media Specialist, will have completed a teacher preparation program/educational degree, and hold a master's degree from a master's level program in library and information studies. At least three years of teaching experience or equivalent in the field of school library science preferred. Excellent interpersonal skills. Experience in an urban setting is highly desirable. Strong background in young adult literature. Familiarity with automated library system and proficient in PC platforms. Excellent leadership, communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.

Salary and Benefit
Salary, Cambridge Education Association Unit A Salary
Cambridge Education Association Unit A Benefits

If interested, apply online by October 7, 2016 at http://www.cpsd.us/departments/careers.

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Coordinator of Library Services, Hancock Shaker Village, Pittsfield, MA

Job Description

The HSV library is a unique collection of Shaker-related materials including primary sources such as manuscripts, journals, account books and other documents, as well as secondary sources and related publications on other utopian societies and American religious movements. The collection focuses on the Hancock community, but also includes materials from all Shaker communities, past and present.

The CLS will be responsible for organizing the HSV library and archives, cataloging additions to the library collection, and performing basic genealogical research for queries that are submitted to the CM or other volunteers.

Part-time (8 hours/week)

Reports to: Lesley Herzberg, Curator

Job Responsibilities/Duties include:

  • catalog new additions to HSV library using established classification system and best practices to protect and preserve delicate books or manuscripts
  • organize general stacks and archive drawers
  • enter typed catalog cards into PastPerfect database library section
  • respond to basic genealogical research queries, using microfilm lists, catalog cards and other finding devices
  • organize and pull materials for researchers looking to use the HSV library, and assisting researchers in person if possible
  • other related duties as assigned (weeding, measuring for protective boxes, etc.)

Qualification Requirements:

  • BA or BS
  • MA in library science, related field, or equivalent experience (strongly recommended)
  • basic knowledge or experience with archival practices (strongly recommended)
  • working knowledge of all MS programs, scanning, familiarity with PastPerfect software (recommended but not required)
  • team player, willing to pitch in if needed

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift at least 20 lbs.

http://hancockshakervillage.org/employment/

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Call for Proposals: Code4Lib Journal (C4LJ)

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

We are now accepting proposals for publication in our 35th issue. Don't miss out on this opportunity to share your ideas and experiences. To be included in the 35th issue, which is scheduled for publication in late January 2017, please submit articles, abstracts, or proposals at
http://journal.code4lib.org/submit-proposal or to journal@code4lib.orgby Friday, October 28, 2016.  When submitting, please include the title or subject of the proposal in the subject line of the email message.

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

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

C4LJ strives to promote professional communication by minimizing the barriers to publication.  While articles should be of a high quality, they need not follow any formal structure.  Writers should aim for the middle ground between blog posts and articles in traditional refereed journals.  Where appropriate, we encourage authors to submit code samples, algorithms, and pseudo-code.  For more information, visit C4LJ's Article Guidelines or browse articles from the first 34 issues
published on our website: http://journal.code4lib.org.

Remember, for consideration for the 35th issue, please send proposals, abstracts, or draft articles to journal@code4lib.org <mailto:journal@code4lib.org> no later than Friday, October 28, 2016.

Send in a submission.  Your peers would like to hear what you are doing.

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Research Support & Data Services Librarian, Columbia University, New York, NY

The Columbia University Libraries invites nominations and applications for the position of Research Support & Data Services Librarian in the Social Sciences Libraries. The Libraries seek an innovative, knowledgeable, and service-oriented professional to support research and data services and technologies. The successful applicant will be an adaptive problem-solver familiar with social science research methodologies and the use of quantitative and qualitative data.

The Research Support & Data Services Librarian is responsible for providing support for social science research, including the use of quantitative and qualitative data and data applications, to faculty, students, and staff, and for identifying and assisting in the implementation of new library
technologies related to social science research and data. As a member of the team providing research and data support in the Digital Social Science Center, the incumbent will assist students, faculty, and researchers with research projects and will aid users in finding and using qualitative and quantitative data, including offering training and guidance in the use of data analysis and research software. The incumbent will work with colleagues within the division and across the Libraries to provide coordinated support for research and data services and technologies.

Reporting to the Geospatial Services Coordinator, the Research Support & Data Services Librarian will engage with emerging technologies and explore innovative services to support new research methods and data applications in the social sciences. The incumbent will assist with the management and support of the Libraries' quantitative and qualitative data collection, including data catalog records. The incumbent will also participate on Libraries-wide task forces and working groups and will represent the organization at appropriate regional and national forums.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Advanced degree in a related discipline or an accredited MLS or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Demonstrated experience using quantitative and qualitative data analysis applications, such as Stata, SPSS, R, NVivo, and ATLAS.ti
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and a desire to work in a team environment
  • Knowledge of or aptitude for learning programming languages
  • Commitment to supporting and working in a multicultural and diverse environment

Also highly desirable:

  • Knowledge of GIS applications
  • Knowledge of metadata standards for quantitative and qualitative data
  • Public service experience in a research institution
  • Experience in providing data analysis and data research support
  • Aptitude for teaching and developing instructional content and documentation in an academic environment

Apply on-line at:
https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=63418

As one of the world's leading research universities, Columbia University in the City of New York provides outstanding opportunities to work and grow in a dynamic, multicultural, intellectual community. The Columbia University Libraries comprises a diverse and engaged staff committed to furthering the University's teaching and research mission through innovation,
collaboration, and a commitment to excellence.

*Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and strongly encourages individuals of all backgrounds and cultures to consider this position.*

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Cataloger, Brookline Public Library, Brookline, MA

We are seeking candidates for the Librarian/Cataloger position to join the Brookline Public Library team. A member of the Minuteman Library Network, the Brookline Library system is a dynamic community center, with a main library and two branch libraries. This position at the main library will perform administrative, direct service, and professional work in classifying, and cataloging physical and digital materials for the Library, and or processing interlibrary loan activity. Ability to organize time, prioritize duties and to accomplish tasks with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail, along with the ability to work independently and to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Master's of Library and Information Science degree, plus additional training in library technology; 2-3 years of experience in library operations; knowledge of Dewey classification; descriptive cataloging practices; and authority and serial control required. Must be available to work some weekends and evenings. Additional language skills are a plus. Starting Salary

$27.64 plus generous benefits.

Resume and cover letter by October 14, 2016 to: BrooklineJobs@brooklineMA.gov

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Information Architect, ServiceNow, Santa Clara, CA

ServiceNow is changing the way people work. With a service-orientation toward the activities, tasks, and processes that make up day-to-day work life, we help the modern enterprise operate faster and be more scalable than ever before. 

We're disruptive. We work hard but try not to take ourselves too seriously. We are highly adaptable and constantly evolving. We are passionate about our product, and we live for our customers. We have high expectations and a career at ServiceNow means challenging yourself to always be better.

Role:

ServiceNow seeks an Information Architect to work with Information Management team to create and manage taxonomies, metadata and vocabulary standards. Additional responsibilities will support usability and user interface design research and analytics to ensure delivery of high quality tools to internal and external customer bases. 

This role requires prior experience with taxonomy, content management, and metadata tools. This role also requires strong communication skills to manage governance and change management requirements across the business.

What you get to do in this role:

  • Develop and manage taxonomy sets that facilitate information access and retrieval.
  • Research, analyze and design systems that address internal customer need s and concerns.
  • Contribute to communication plans to assist customers in the socialization and adoption of new tools and metadata structures.
  • Work with stakeholder on an ongoing basis so they better understand the taxonomy process, workflows and implementation frameworks.
  • Contribute to the editorial process, guiding content management best practices through the process.
  • Work with senior information architects and taxonomists to maintain clear term definitions, term relationships, examples of use and stakeholder information.
  • Analyze term usage and make suggestions for improvement using inputs from various search, knowledgebase and application use reports.

In order to be successful in this role, we need someone who has:

  • Proven ability to develop and manage taxonomies for complex projects with cross-functional stakeholders and tight deadlines.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to drive team members toward milestones while resolving any development challenges.
  • Experience working with geographically distributed teams.
  • Experience with change management, project socialization and customer communications. 
  • Comfortable working with senior information architects and highly technical teams.

Desired Qualifications

  • 5 years of experience with information architecture development frameworks for cross-organizational customers
  • Working knowledge of semantic frameworks and content management systems
  • Experience working in Scrum/Agile development environments
  • Familiarity with IT service management software (ITSM), PaaS, and SaaS
  • Experience working in taxonomy-related software
  • Master's Degree in information management related field or equivalent work experience
  • Background in Library/Information Science, Linguistics or Cognitive Sciences preferred
  • 2 - 5 years experience in taxonomy and tagging management and taxonomy tools
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Knowledge of metadata standards and best practices
  • Familiarity with user research methodologies and tools

http://jobs.jobvite.c om/servicenow/job/oBjH3fwo

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Call for Proposals: ALISE Community conn@CT Mini-Grants

Deadline: October 15, 2016

Background

The ALISE Community conn@CT began as a space at the 2015 ALISE Conference and centennial celebration, for ALISE members to connect with social justice organizations and each other to create and innovate solutions to advance their mission.  The idea arose out of brainstorming and initial development by Kendra Albright, Clara M. Chu, Nicole Cooke, Bharat Mehra, Gwendolyn Prellwitz, and Tonyia J. Tidline.  Rae-Anne Montague, then, organized and moderated the ALISE Community conn@CT conference session that included the participation of the following four Chicago community organizations:

A competitive micro-grant program was designed to advance the ALISE Community conn@CT initiative, and funding has been provided by H.W. Wilson.  The ALISE Community conn@CT micro-grants ($750) support ALISE members to address a library and information need of a social justice organization through community engagement (in a collaborative manner). 

Micro-Grant Scope and Application Process 

ALISE members are invited to submit a proposal that will use a community-engaged approach to address a library and information need of a social justice organization.  The proposed project may be focused on research, teaching (service learning), and/or practice/application (e.g., resource development, training, program, etc.).

Each application should be submitted as a PDF document to Kendra Albright [kalbrig7@kent.edu] with the following information:

  1.  Applicant(s): Name(s), title(s), affiliation(s), email(s), phone(s)
  2. Project Narrative (no more than 2 pages): Topic, objective(s), description, method, implications, and impact
  3. Budget and budget justification (1 page)
  4. Social Justice Organization Collaboration Letter

Timeline:

Proposals due: October 15, 2016

Winners notified: November 1, 2016

Progress update: March 1, 2017

2017 ALISE Conference Presentation, January 2017

Selection Process:

The ALISE Community conn@CT Committee members (Kendra Albright, Clara M. Chu (Chair) and Bharat Mehra) will review applications and select winners, for approval by the ALISE Board using the following criteria:

  1. Relevance of project to micro-grant program
  2. Significance of project to social justice organization's library and information needs
  3. Scope and extent of community engagement
  4. Impact on research, teaching, and/or practice
  5. Potential for serving as a model for progressive community action in LIS
  6. Appropriateness of metho
  7. Appropriateness of budget
  8. Clearly written

Grant Recipient Requirement 

Grant recipients are expected to present their work at a session during the 2017 ALISE Conference.  All costs of conference travel will be the responsibility of the grant recipients.  Each grant recipient will be awarded complimentary conference registration.

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Librarian Supervisor, Cataloging and Metadata, Arlington Public Library, Arlington, VA

POSITION: Librarian Supervisor, Cataloging and Metadata

LOCATION: Arlington Public Library, Arlington, VA

SALARY:  $65,187.20 - $112,236.80

DESCRIPTION: Come enjoy the rewards of working in Arlington County's fast-paced, participatory, and innovative government. Arlington is a forward-thinking community celebrated for its diversity, inclusiveness, concern for the environment, and urban village approach to creating exciting, mixed-use neighborhoods. Join an innovative team that continuously strives to anticipate and meet community needs, maintain rich library collections, and improve upon a 98% customer satisfaction rating. Metadata Services is part of a Materials Management Division that centrally acquires, catalogs, classifies, and processes all materials for a system that includes a Central Library and seven branches, and maintains the integrity of a database of 300,000+ catalog records.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Supervising and managing the library's automated cataloging, authority control, receiving, and processing workflows.
  • Insuring that print, non-print, and electronic resources are accessible to borrowers in the most timely and cost-effective manner possible.
  • Assuring quality control for all library materials and bibliographic records, and provide, monitor, and manage proper cataloging standards and procedures for all materials.
  • Managing daily operations and coordinating workflow in coordination with the division management team.
  • Keeping abreast of emerging trends, innovations and best practices affecting library systems and catalogs, and of methods of electronic resources management and metadata standards.
  • Managing cataloging tools used, such as the OCLC Cataloging System, and implementing changes and enhancements.
  • Performing adaptive or original cataloging in all formats using MARC, RDA, AACR2, LCSH, and LC as needed, and performing batch-loading of large vendor sets.
  • Coordinating database policies and procedures for library system, and performing database maintenance practices, including using global updates to clean up data.
  • Incorporating new ways of leveraging technology for collecting, organizing, and providing access to library materials.
  • Maintaining an accurate and relevant bibliographic database that meets professionally accepted standards.
  • Participating on the Materials Management Division team, including engaging in planning, implementation, and management of the library's strategic plan, and helping track, record, and disseminate department and collection statistics.
  • Developing, articulating, and performing projects reflecting the department's goals.

The ideal candidate will be able to inspire a broad and shared vision for innovative library services, demonstrate the ability to work quickly and accurately in a service and production-oriented environment, and thrive in a fast-paced, rapidly changing workplace. This employee will also provide supervision to a staff of seven.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

Minimum Qualifications: Master's of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited college or university PLUS extensive experience in a Library setting providing programming or technical services that included the following:

  • Knowledge of automated library cataloging, authority control, and acquisitions processes, such as Dewey Decimal Classification, AACR2, MARC21, LCSH, OCLC and LC subject headings, RDA, and LCNAF;
  • Experience managing vendor cataloging services, including those pertaining to shelf-ready product delivery;
  • Experience in designing or updating workflows to incorporate new technologies or shifts in cataloging priorities; and/or
  • One year of experience serving as a team lead or supervisor preferred.

Desirable: Preference may be given to candidates with one or more of the following:

  1. Knowledge of integrated library systems and statistical analysis;
  2. Understanding of typical collection development, acquisitions, and processing practices of a large library;
  3. Managing vendor outsourcing program in library technical services;
  4. Experience with technical services modules of Innovative Interface's Sierra or other automated systems; and/or
  5. Experience developing and interpreting performance outcome measures.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Must possess or be eligible for a Virginia Librarian's Certificate.

Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are considered part of the selection process and are required for this position. Please do not give "see resume" as a response to the questions. Incomplete applications will not be considered. In order to receive full credit for your experience, please ensure that you have included details of all relevant work experience on your application and have completed the Supplemental Questionnaire in its entirety.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Work Hours:  Typically Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. through 5:30 p.m. (Scheduling is flexible within limits.)

Work Location: Central Library 1015 North Quincy Street, Arlington, VA 22201 - Metro Accessible.

APPLICATION PROCESS: On-line application is required; apply online at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/arlington/default.cfm
Each section of the application must be completed. A resume may be attached, however, it will not substitute for the completed application. Incomplete applications will be rejected.

CLOSING DATE: October 13, 2016 11:59 PM Eastern Time

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Art Assistant Digital Curator (part time), Hunter College, New York, NY

Location: Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library and Archives, Hunter College, Silberman Building, 2180 Third Avenue, Rm. 122, New York, NY
Schedule: Flexible, 19-20hr work week
Start Date: Available immediately
Closing Date: Open until filled
Compensation: Commensurate with work experience, salary history and falls within established university guidelines.

Assignments & Supervision: The Art Assistant Digital Curator position will report to the Digital Archivist regarding the enhancement and development of digital assets pertaining to archival art collections.

Art Program Assistant Digital Curator duties and responsibilities:

  1. Curation of the Centro Digital Art Humanities Exhibitions.
  2. Evaluate and update metadata of digital assets from current and past travelling exhibitions.
  3. Selects and prioritizes the Centro art collections to be transferred to a digital format.
  4. Oversees and assists with the digitization of art works in coordination with Centro staff.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Art and or art/history background and knowledge, specifically, knowledge of Puerto Rican visual art and artists.
  • Proficiency in the use of applications including experience with content management systems and/or databases, descriptive metadata and editing software including Adobe Photoshop.
  • Ability to understand and follow complex, detailed technical instructions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to handle multiple work priorities, organize and plan work and projects.
  • Skill in the appropriate handling of museum-quality artwork and/or artifacts.
  • Demonstrated art research skills.

To apply: Forward cover letter, resume and contact information for 2 professional references via email to Anibal Arocho, Library Manager, at aa3260@hunter.cuny.edu and cc: José deJesús, Associate Director for Operations, at jdejesus@hunter.cuny.edu The subject line of the email should read: Art Assistant Digital Curator Telephone queries: 212-396-7879.

About the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College The Center for Puerto Rican Studies is a research institute dedicated to the study and interpretation of the Puerto Rican experience in the United States, producing and disseminating relevant interdisciplinary research. Centro also collects preserves and provides access to library and archival resources documenting Puerto Rican history and heritage. We seek to link scholarship to social action and policy debates, and to contribute to the betterment of our community and enrichment of Puerto Rican studies. centropr.hunter.cuny.edu Hunter College, located in the heart of Manhattan, is the largest college in the City University of New York (CUNY). Founded in 1870, it is also one of the oldest public colleges in the country

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Digital Projects Coordinator, Hunter College, New York, NY

Start Date: Available immediately
Closing Date: Open until filled
Compensation: Salary range: 36,400-40,300 commensurate with work experience, salary history and falls within established university guidelines. Position is full time equivalent (comprised of 2 part time funding sources). Limited fringe benefits available.

Assignments & Supervision: Work assignments may vary depending upon library and archival project needs. Work under the supervision of the Digital Archivist, and may oversee the work of college assistants for specific projects.

Responsibilities: 

  • Coordinate the implementation of assigned digital projects.
  • Contribute to the development of digital collections.
  • Enforce best practices for processing, quality control, content management, and preservation of digital collections according to national standards.
  • Solve problems, answer questions and provide technical solutions to supervisors and staff.
  • Oversee training and supervision of other project team members.
  • Maintain statistics and prepare official project reports as requested.
  • Responsible for technical aspects of digital project outcomes.

Qualifications: 

  • Knowledge of Puerto Rican history and culture with special emphasis on knowledge of digital humanities regarding Puerto Ricans in the United States and an excellent grasp on information in Puerto Rican studies including digital based resources desired.
  • A Master's degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent. Any combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge and abilities may be considered such as a Bachelor's degree plus two years' experience involving digitization in a library, archives, or museum environment.
  • Experience with digitizing archival material.
  • Knowledge of format and encoding standards such as METS, MODS, EAD, TIFF, JP2.Proven ability to learn new technologies and adaptability to master and manage multiple workflows.
  • Ability to work independently, exercise sound judgment, make constructive recommendations, interpret and apply policies and procedures, and perform work in various situations where numerous and diverse demands are involved.
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications in both English and Spanish, meticulous and accurate recordkeeping, track record of meeting deadlines consistently.
  • Experience with databases and software, including content management systems such as Collective Access and intranet/document management systems such as SharePoint.
  • Familiarity or knowledge of digital preservation issues and experience handling rare and delicate archival and library materials.
  • Working knowledge of copyright law and fair use.

To apply: Forward cover letter, resume and contact information for 2 professional references via email to Anibal Arocho, Library Manager, at aa3260@hunter.cuny.edu and cc: José deJesús, Associate Director for Operations, at jdejesus@hunter.cuny.edu. The subject line of the email should read: Digital Projects Coordinator. Telephone queries: 212-396-7879

About the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College
The Center for Puerto Rican Studies is a research institute dedicated to the study and interpretation of the Puerto Rican experience in the United States, producing and disseminating relevant interdisciplinary research. Centro also collects preserves and provides access to library and archival resources documenting Puerto Rican history and heritage. We seek to link scholarship to social action and policy debates, and to contribute to the betterment of our community and enrichment of Puerto Rican studies. centropr.hunter.cuny.edu Hunter College, located in the heart of Manhattan, is the largest college in the City University of New York (CUNY). Founded in 1870, it is also one of the oldest public colleges in the country

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Information Services and Instruction Librarian: Liaison to Pharmacy and the Sciences, Western New England University, Springfield, MA

D'Amour Library of Western New England University seeks an enthusiastic, innovative, and versatile librarian for the position of Information Services and Instruction Librarian: Liaison to Pharmacy and the Sciences. Working collaboratively with the D'Amour Librarians and the faculty of the College of Pharmacy and related sciences, the successful candidate will develop library services and information resources to support the curricular and information literacy requirements of the University community with a focus on the College of Pharmacy and the related sciences.

The provision of information literacy instruction and reference services for the University community and the College of Pharmacy are major responsibilities of the position. As a member of the information literacy and reference teams, the Information Services and Instruction Librarian will be an active participant in D'Amour Library's vibrant Information Literacy Program for the University as well as provide general reference and research assistance which will require some evening and weekend hours on a rotating basis. As liaison to the College of Pharmacy and the related sciences the Information Services and Instruction Librarian will devote at least 50% of her/his time to the College serving as an embedded librarian, holding office hours, providing research-consulting services, developing outreach activities for the students and faculty, and selecting print and electronic resources appropriate for the curricula.

Qualifications:

Required: Master's degree of library or information science from an ALA accredited program is required. Demonstrated teaching ability with excellent oral and written communication skills are essential. Knowledge of medical, health, or life science digital information resources and technologies along with a strong public service orientation are required.

Strongly Preferred: At least 1 year of instruction experience at an academic, medical, or health-related library. A subject background or 2 years' experience in health or life sciences. Experience with digital resources and technologies for teaching and learning required.

Priority will be given to applications received by October 24, 2016. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Position is available January 2, 2017.

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

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

Western New England University is a private, independent, coeducational institution founded in 1919. Located on an attractive 215-acre suburban campus in Springfield, Massachusetts, Western New England University serves 3,700 students, including 2,550 full-time undergraduate students. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs are offered through Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Pharmacy, and School of Law. For more information about the University, visit our website at http://www.wne.edu.

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

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Reference Information Librarian (Part-Time), Brookline Public Library, Brookline, MA

The Brookline Public Library is seeking a part-time Reference Information Librarian I for the main branch.

The Reference Information Librarian I will assist and instruct the public in the use of a wide range of print and electronic resources; provide information/reference and reader's advisory service to patrons.

Ability to work with the public to provide excellent customer service, and to communicate effectively is required, along with a strong commitment to public service.

A Master's in library science, excellent interpersonal skills knowledge of personal computers, automated library systems and electronic information systems is also required.

Additional language skills are a plus. Must be available on some weekends and evenings. 15 to 18 hours per week. Starting salary $25.14 per hour. Resume and cover letter by October 14, 2016 to:

BrooklineJobs@brooklineMA.gov 

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IT Librarian, Amesbury Public Library, Amesbury, MA

Summary Statement of Duties: Responsible for long range planning for technological development and for coordinating and supporting all computer technology services within the library, including the Library's consortium services via MVLC.

Oversees and maintains Web presence and Internet services, evaluation, selection, installation and maintenance of hardware and software. Trains staff and public in the use of a variety of computer technology. Provides expert guidance to patrons requesting information and library materials and selects library materials for purchase both in print and electronic format. Provides reference assistance to library patrons.

Supervision Required: Library Director

Salary: OPEIU Grade 14, Step 1. Full Benefits

Qualifications: Masters in Library Science with three-five (3-5) years related work experience.

Special Requirements: Certificate in Librarianship from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. For full job description please go to this link:http://www.amesburyma.gov/

To Apply: Send or email resume and letter of application to: Erin Matlin, Director

Amesbury Public Library 149 Main Street
Amesbury, MA 01913 ematlin@amesburylibrary.org

Deadline: Open until filled. 

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Financial Analyst, Hartford Public Library, Hartford, CT

Hartford Public Library seeks a seasoned professional responsible for production and analysis of financial reports, assisting with departmental budgeting, audit preparation and accounting functions of the Hartford Public Library including monthly reconciliations, and year-end closing.  This position will ensure all invoices, requisitions, and contracts are properly coded and funded, and may assist in the accounts payable and receivable functions as needed. The Financial Analyst works closely with the Finance Director to develop and maintain the operating and capital budgets, ensure fiscal responsibility, and complete other tasks as assigned. This position ensures the highest level of service is provided by staff to all customers.

Minimum requirements:  Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in finance, preferably in a nonprofit or municipal environment. Minimum of 3-5 years of experience managing budgets. Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting or Public Administration. Masters' preferred.  Proficient with QuickBooks, Excel, and MUNIS software Full requirements, job description and application are available online at http://hplct.org/about/job-openings or Administrative Office, Hartford Public Library, 500 Main Street, Hartford, CT  06103A completed signed application must be received in order to be considered for this position. Position open until filled. Hartford Public Library requires a Criminal Background Check and Pre-employment Drug Testing on applicants who are selected as a finalist for the position. Applicants will be provided a copy of any positive drug test results. A criminal record does not necessarily eliminate you from employment with Hartford Public Library. Each conviction will be reviewed with respect to the offense, circumstances, seriousness and the position for which you apply. E.O.E. 

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Assistant Director & Technical Services Manager, Concord Public Library, Concord, NH

Job Summary:

May perform duties and act as the Director in the Director's absence, following established policies and procedures. Assists Library Director with recordkeeping, report writing, grant acquisition, and budget preparation. Assists with the development and enforcement of library policies as well as to help supervise the day-to- day operations and functions of the library. Manages and oversees the library's Technical Services Division. Is responsible for the overall goal setting, planning, development, and implementation of services in the Technical Services Division. Supervises Technical Services staff and other Division Heads. Performs professional work analyzing and responding to the informational and recreational needs of the public. Coordinates the library's integrated automation system. Works with library management team to develop and implement the library's technology plans. Serves as system administrator for library's integrated automation system; serves as liaison with hardware and software vendors; oversees maintenance of system hardware and software; coordinates staff training; troubleshoots computer problems for users.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Experience:

Master's degree in Library/Information Science accredited by the American Library Association; five years of progressively responsible related experience or any combination of education, training and experience that provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required for the job.

Licenses and Certifications:

None.

Salary Range: $63,773 to $92,352 DOQ, with a competitive flexible benefits package.

Closing Date for Resumes: Open until filled with 1st review on Friday, October 14, 2016

Instructions for Applying:

A City Application is required. Applications may be completed online at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/concordnh/default.cfm. For more information on applying, please call the Human Resources Department at (603) 225-8535 (voice) or TTY at 800-735- 2964 or 7-1- 1.

An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/DP/V

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Leadership Annual Giving Officer, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Requisition Number: STFR003232
Division/College: Library
Location: Boston Main Campus
Full-time/Part-time: Full Time
Responsibilities:
Northeastern University Libraries seek an energetic and enthusiastic advancement professional to take up a leading role in its thriving advancement and fund-raising program. The Library's gifts officer plays an integral team role in alumni outreach, prospect management, and in coordinating and producing the activities and events associated with furthering the success of the Friends of the Library and library supporters groups, all of which are critical parts of the Library's Advancement and fund-raising plans. The gifts officer works directly for the Dean but also in close collaboration, for major giving, with Central Advancement's Director of Development, Special Programs, and is involved in a range of advancement activities including management of alumni and other prospects, alumni relations, outreach to annual giving prospects and stewardship.
The Library gifts officer must be able to represent the University and the Library in a professional, enthusiastic manner with a customer service and team focus. Public speaking ability is a success factor for this position. Fundraising on campus can involve recognizing and navigating complex interactions between colleagues in Central Advancement and the Colleges, so skills in handling personal and organizational relationships are essential. Evening and weekend work required as needs dictate.
Qualifications:
  • College education to Bachelor's degree level
  • 4+ years experience working in development and/or alumni relations
  • Excellent interpersonal and writing skills
  • Strong organizational ability
  • Experience managing or directing events
  • Experience managing volunteers a plus
  • Experience of working in or with libraries a plus
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Superior communication skills - the ability to understand and convey University programs, priorities and issues to a wide variety of audiences
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as a member of the Northeastern University Development team
  • Overnight travel and some evening and weekend work required
  • An affirming, positive, motivational, entrepreneurial style
  • Strong personal work ethic, self-motivated and results-oriented
Additional Information:
About applying
To apply, visit: http://www.northeastern.edu/hrm/ where details of the position's responsibilities, the University's outstanding benefits, and the salary range associated with this position are also available. For other inquiries, contact the Dean, Will Wakeling (w.wakeling@northeastern.edu).
Applications will be reviewed promptly and will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Candidates must provide a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three references. References will only be contacted for individuals under serious consideration.
Northeastern University and the Library
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a global, experiential, research university built on a tradition of engagement with the world, and offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Northeastern's ongoing commitment to excellence has led to a rise into the top 50 in the US News & World Report's rankings, the hiring of over 500 new faculty in the past 8 years, and annual funded research grant awards now exceeding $125M. With a focus on global cooperative education, a strong commitment to online and hybrid educational models, and selected graduate programs at campuses in Seattle, Charlotte, Silicon Valley, and Toronto, Northeastern continues to create a distinctive approach to education and research.
The Northeastern University Libraries support the strategic directions of the University as the intellectual center of the campus. After a recent $20+ million library renovation, Northeastern students, faculty, and staff take advantage of an expansive digital media commons, a thriving digital scholarship center, state-of-art audio and video recording studios, rich electronic collections, and vital instructional and cultural programs. Collaboration with faculty and other academic units on campus is a key part of our 21st century strategy. The Library is an active participant in the Boston Library Consortium (BLC ) and engages in national and international cooperative efforts like HathiTrust, Portico, DuraSpace, CLIR /DLF , and the Center for Research Libraries.
Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by the law. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:http://apptrkr.com/881034
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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Part-Time Kidspace Library Clerk, Windsor Public Library, Windsor, CT

The Windsor Public Library is seeking a knowledgeable, tech-savvy part-time library clerk with a strong commitment to serving children and their caregivers to join our Kidspace team. Responsibilities include reference, reader's advisory and computer assistance at the busy Kidspace desk; shelving and shelf-reading of materials and additional projects as needed.

Our ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, passionate about literacy, team-spirited, motivated, and organized; communicate effectively orally and in writing with diverse customers and coworkers; and be able to work in a fast paced, customer service environment with patience, flexibility and attention to detail.

Minimum requirements: Bachelor's degree plus one (1) or more years library experience working with children; comfort working with computers, technology and social media: proficiency with MS Office Suite, Internet, and other programs as needed; familiarity with specific applications (i.e. Innovative Interfaces ILS, Excel and Publisher), a plus. Hours are Tuesday 1PM-5PM, Wednesday 1PM-5PM, Friday 10AM-2PM and one Sunday 1:45PM-5PM per month plus substitution. Salary is $14.00/hour.

Please apply at townofwindsorct.com/humanresources/. Application deadline is Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 5:00PM. The Town of Windsor is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of the workforce. EOE/AA

 

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Part-Time Serials & Metadata Librarian, AccuFile, Boston, MA

AccuFile, Inc., is seeking a Librarian with technical services skills for cataloging, serials and vendor relations. Looking for a flexible, dependable librarian that can work part time, (14-21 hrs. week).

Job description:
  • Setting up access to electronic journals from within ILS
  • Editing of sets in MarcEdit
  • setting up new serials records, including the bibliographic record, payments, and holdings records
  • Closing down records and adjusting holdings for cancellations, cessations, and format changes
  • Maintain statistics on serials changes
  • Maintain locally hosted resources on the library's website
  • Following up on work from the Selections committee (adding notes to records, closing down records, placing new orders)
  • Make changes to records based on updates from publishers
  • Oversee copy cataloging
Please email cover letter and resume to Karen at jobs@accufile.com

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On-Call Substitute Law Librarians, Accufile, Boston, MA

AccuFile, Inc., seeks individuals to work as on-call, substitute law librarians in and around the Boston and Worcester areas.

Work assignments may include mornings, afternoons, or evenings (until 5pm).
May entail same day notification or vacation coverages.

This is a great opportunity for library professionals to supplement their income! 

Qualifications:
  • Law Library or Legal Research experience required
  • MLS or currently working towards MLS degree required
  • Must be able to provide own transportation.
Salary: $28-$30 hr., dependent upon experience
 
Interested candidates should email cover letter and resume to Karen Micciche at jobs@accufile.com.

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Part-Time Teen Librarian, Lithgow Public Library, Augusta, ME

Lithgow Public Library, the public library for Maine's capital city, is seeking an innovative librarian with a collaborative style to develop programs and services for the 13-18 age group. The Teen Librarian oversees daily operation of the library's Teen room, providing reference and reader and reader's advisory services, community outreach, and programming. Responsibilities include collection development and maintenance, outreach to partner organizations, plus marketing and promotion of teen services. This position will also provide support on the reference and circulation desks as needed.  

The successful candidate will have an ALA-accredited Masters of Library Science degree, a team-oriented approach, excellent communication skills, and experience and enthusiasm for working with young adults. 

This is a regular part-time, non-exempt position with pro-rated sick leave, vacation and paid holidays.  Pay scale is Range PP16 $18.15  to  $22.65 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.  For more information, contact Elizabeth Pohl, Library Director at (207) 626-2415 or e-mail betsy@lithgow.lib.me.us Applications will be accepted until 4:30p.m. on Wednesday, October 12, 2016

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Library Assistant, Pearl K. Wise Library, Cambridge, MA

Pearl K. Wise Library After-school Instructional Aide (#31)
Cambridge Public Schools
Category: Temporary Help Opportunities
Employment Type: Part Time
Building: Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (459 Broadway, Cambridge MA 02138)

The Pearl K. Wise Library at the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School to find someone to work as an after school library assistant on Mondays from 2:30-5:00 PM. Since many students rely on using the library space and technology after school, we are
trying to fill the position as soon as possible so that we are able to keep the library open for our full hours.  Our ideal candidate for this position is someone who already knows the CRLS school culture and students and is available to work all
Mondays of the school year (excepting holidays). They would also be able to balance strong and consistent behavior management with fostering a safe and welcoming space.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Maintain a welcoming and congenial atmosphere conducive to study.
- Perform routine clerical tasks.
- Use automated circulation system to manage circulation.
- Supervise student workers.
- Assist students and faculty in locating materials.
- Assist students and faculty in operating computers and equipment.
- Troubleshoot minor technology and equipment issues.

Contract Amount:        $25.00 per hour not to exceed $7,500
Starting Date: ASAP

To view the full job description, required qualifications, and application instructions, please visit:https://cambridge.astihosted.com/ViewJobPostings.aspx

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

Overview:

Under supervision, and within the framework of Library policies and practices, to participate in services to a diverse population characteristic of an urban setting with emphasis on service to children and to perform professional work requiring application of professional knowledge of literature, bibliographic sources and services with a concentration on children.

Reports to:           Branch Librarian or ranking staff member.

Supervises:           As assigned, professional and non-professional staff members

Typical Duties and Responsibilities:

Under supervision performs the following:

  1. Assists in the development, planning and implementation of the Library's program of service to children through personal consultations, reference and readers' advisory services, outreach and programs.
  2. Participates in the development of interactive relationships within a defined neighborhood and in the implementation of activities to stimulate community use of the Library's resources especially through schools, and other agencies which serve children and their families.
  3. Plans and conducts comprehensive programming for toddlers, preschoolers and school age children such as storyhours, book talks, craft programs, puppetry, book discussion groups and summer reading programs.
  4. Performs readers' advisory services and difficult or involved reference for the general public.
  5. Provides instruction to increase patrons' skills in the use of book resources and electronic databases.
  6. Manages program funds assigned to children's services.
  7. Participates in the development of the children's book collection and manages the appropriate materials budget.
  8. Assists in the compilation of annotated lists and bibliographies involving book and non-book materials.
  9. Responsible for oral presentations and written reports on children's activities within the branch library.
  10. May be responsible for day-to-day operations of the branch in the absence of the Branch Librarian or other ranking staff member.
  11. May participate in recommending and/or planning changes in service or new services for children.
  12. Actively participates in system-wide committees, training and other professional activities.
  13. Performs other related and/or comparable duties as assigned.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications: 

A bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university and a master's degree in library science from an accredited library school. Courses in children's literature and/or work, taken for credit, at an accredited library school. Storytelling courses and/or experience desirable. In exceptional instances, specialized education, training and/or experience, may be substituted for part or all of the educational requirements.

Knowledge of children's literature including bibliographic tools and sources pertaining to children's literature and work; knowledge of the techniques of programming for children; interest in children and in library work with children; willingness and ability to develop strong interactive community relationships; willingness to assume responsibility and carry out assignments independently; good oral and written communication skills as well as the ability to search the Internet and other electronic databases; ability to work well with staff and public; initiative, dependability, good judgment, tact, courtesy. 

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.

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Head of Archives and Special Collections, Emerson College, Boston, MA

Description: Head of Archives and Special Collections is responsible for all aspects of archival administration of the College Archives, Special Collections, and American Comedy Archives. They provide leadership and vision for the department and oversee all activities including collection development, access and preservation; reference, outreach, and instruction; and records management. The Head is actively involved in donor cultivation, grant writing, and fundraising.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Education (including hardware, software, and equipment)

  • A Master's degree in Library Science or Library and Information Science from an ALAaccredited institution with an Archives concentration or coursework in the areas of archives management, preservation/conservation, care of non-print collections and records management
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills and ability to work effectively with culturally diverse users and colleagues
  • Familiarity with digital preservation, archive management and access systems
  • Knowledge of the principals of archival arrangement and description
  • Familiarity with the principles of records management, the development of records schedules and maintaining a college-wide records management program
  • Familiarity with indexing and database construction and management
  • Ability to operate a computer and familiarity with Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel

Preferred/Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and Education (including hardware, software, and equipment)

  • Knowledge of metadata schemas and their application to digital collections
  • including Dublin Core, METSMODSPREMIS, and VRAcore
  • Knowledge of oral history principles and best practices 
  • Ability to operate a scanner and familiarity with Adobe Acrobat and Photoshop
  • Experience curating and installing displays

Apply: https://emerson.peopleadmin.com/postings/12780

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Associate University Librarian for Access Services and Collection Management, Brown University, Providence, RI

Brown University Library is seeking to hire a visionary and service-oriented Associate University Librarian for Access Services and Collection Management. Reporting to the University Librarian, the AUL for Access Services and Collection Management will provide effective leadership and direction for three library departments comprised of approximately 63 exempt and non-exempt bargaining unit staff: Technical Services (acquisitions and cataloging), Circulation and Resource Sharing (circulation, reserves, interlibrary loan, and shelving), and Preservation Services (preservation/conservation, bindery, and off-site storage).

The position also coordinates collection development and management in cooperation with other senior library staff and oversees the collections budget. Emphasis will be placed on guiding and promoting individual, professional and organizational developments, creative approaches to problem-solving, as well as enriching internal and external partnerships and collaboration that lead to effective operations and transformative strategies for library services. As a member of the Library's senior administrative team, the AUL for Access Services and Collection Management will play a lead role in library-wide planning and evaluation and in setting the Library's strategic directions.

Brown University Library, founded along with the University in 1764, is one of the nation's oldest and most distinguished research libraries. The library system contains nearly 6 million volumes, in addition to extensive collections of maps, broadsides, sheet music, archival materials, manuscripts and a wide array of digital objects. The system consists of seven library facilities: the John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Brown's primary resource center that also houses the humanities and social sciences collections; the Sciences Library, housing the University's collections of science and medical information resources; the John Hay Library, housing special collections, including rare books, manuscripts, and the University Archives; the Orwig Music Library; the Champlin Memorial (Medical) Library; the Annmary Brown Memorial; and the Library Collections Annex.

Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited master's degree in library or information science, with an advanced degree (Ph.D. or subject master&#39;s), or equivalent combination of education and experience in an academic setting.
  • Minimum of five years management/supervisory experience in progressively more responsible positions.
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of research libraries, their roles in higher education and the ways in which current and emerging information technologies are changing traditional library services, collections, and spaces.
  • In-depth knowledge of library automation and advanced operational expertise in one or more of the specified areas.
  • Demonstrated success in human resource management, including the ability to lead and engage staff through the process of organizational improvement and change.
  • Proven record of project management and cross-organizational coordination of tasks and goals is needed.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills; well-developed assessment and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving ability and ability to prioritize multiple projects and demands.
  • Experience in budget preparation and financial management and in developing and evaluating library services.

To Apply: please visit Brown University's career opportunities website at: https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/staff-careers-brown/jobs and reference REQ129833. Complete an application online, attach documents, and submit for immediate consideration. Documents should include cover letter, resume, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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

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Head of Shared Cataloging and Special Formats Metadata, Brown University, Providence, RI

Brown University Library invites applications for the position of Head of Shared Cataloging and Special Formats Metadata. We are seeking an innovative, energetic, and team-oriented manager who is accustomed to working in a production-focused environment. The successful candidate will have the knowledge and initiative to recognize and take full advantage of transformational opportunities as standards and tools for resource description of physical and digital collections continue to evolve. The successful candidate will have knowledge of BIBFRAME development and other library applications of linked open data.

Reporting to the Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services, the Head of Shared Cataloging and Special Formats Metadata is a creative, detail-oriented and collaborative manager, capable of leading the work of his/her unit in a changing environment. The position manages 7 staff engaged in adaptive cataloging, metadata creation, and archival arrangement and description, including creation of EAD finding aids. This position also performs both original and complex adaptive cataloging, primarily for non-print formats (music strongly preferred). The incumbent serves as primary contact for the Library's identity management vendor, participates in the assessment and continuous improvement of operations and services, and contributes and updates NACO authority records.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

  • Required Education: MLS degree from ALA-accredited program or equivalent
  • Minimum 3 years of successful experience in staff supervision and training in a library environment.
  • 5 years of experience and demonstrated proficiency with current cataloging rules and carrier standards (RDA, LC-PCC PSs, LCSH, MARC21) and a variety of metadata schema (MODS, EAD, etc.).
  • Thorough understanding of the relationship between bibliographic and authority records in an automated environment, including the discovery system displays generated from MARC and non-MARC metadata.
  • Strong computer skills, including experience with personal computer hardware and software, XML, XSLT, XQuery, oXygen, and local and network-based input, editing, and mapping tools. 
  • Working knowledge of one or more Western European languages.
  • Interest in serving the needs of the Brown community of users and in maximizing access to the library resources.

Preferred Experience:

  • Music cataloging experience
  • Experience with the NACO Music Funnel
  • Hands on training with BIBFRAME or other linked open data use cases
  • Experience creating XML and MODS
  • Ability to create and implement metadata crosswalks

To Apply: please visit Brown University's career opportunities website at: https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/staff-careers-brown/jobs and reference REQ129789.

Complete an application online, attach documents, and submit for immediate consideration. Documents should include cover letter, resume, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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

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

The Library is seeking applications for the position of Senior Library Specialist to work in the Technical Services-Electronic Resources department. The successful candidate will be responsible for performing skilled tasks related to acquiring, accessing, and maintaining the Library's electronic resources. The incumbent's job duties will also include the compilation of usage statistics for all e-resources. This is a full-time position working Monday -Friday as a member of the Library's bargaining unit staff.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintains currency and accuracy of e-journal holdings in the central e-resource management knowledgebase (e.g. Serials Solutions), in the integrated library system (ILS), and the off-campus access service
  • Maintains the reliability of links to electronic resources, including proactively testing URLs and troubleshooting broken links
  • Investigates and resolves issues affecting e-resource access (e.g. subscription lapses, billing problems, URL changes); refers complex problems to Resource Acquisition and Management (RAM) Librarian
  • Provides support to keep Library's electronic resource management (ERM) system up-to- date and accurate
  • Retrieves e-resource usage data from publisher and vendors web sites
  • Uses spreadsheet software to prepare usage data for analysis by the RAM Librarian
  • Monitors, activates, and sets up access to new e-journals; de-selects and withdraws inaccessible e-journals
  • Tracks, monitors, and follows-up on e-journal platform changes and on changes in the composition of e-journal packages
  • Reviews consortia, vendor and publisher title lists for accuracy for the renewal of e-resource subscriptions
  • Communicates with vendors and publishers on matters related to the acquisition of and access to e-resources
  • Generates and reviews reports from the ILS in support of job functions
  • Creates, edits, and updates bibliographic, order, and holdings/check-in records in the ILS for e-resources
  • Trains, coordinates work and directs student assistants
  • Trains and provides assistance to co-workers
  • Performs related duties as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • Relevant work experience with electronic resources
  • Computer skills, ability to use standard computer software packages particularly spreadsheets
  • Previous experience in an academic library preferred
  • Capacity to learn new technologies and systems necessary to effective, continued job performance
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to perform detailed work accurately with reasonable speed
  • Good organizational skills
  • Ability to interact favorably with co-workers and library users
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Eyesight which permits close work
  • Knowledge of a foreign language desirable
  • Successful completion of a test may be required

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

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

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Library Assistant, MCPHS University, Manchester, NH

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

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

Responsibilities:

The Library Assistant position includes the following responsibilities: 

  • Staff the circulation/information desk.  Assist patrons in locating, signing out and use of print and electronic resources of the library. Operate the branch library's online and manual circulation systems.
  • Respond to reference questions. Communicate with patrons via email, telephone, and in-person requests.
  • As appropriate, refer research related questions to professional librarians, and technology related questions to Information Services staff.
  • Supervise and train student library employees and co-ordinate their daily activities.
  • Train students on the use of the Voyager Online Library System.
  • Assist librarian with the day-to- day tasks of running the Manchester campus library.
  • Collect statistics relating to circulation, reference transactions and other library operations.
  • Organize lists for reserves of recommended print/multimedia purchases for the Manchester Campus Library. Work with Boston acquisitions/cataloging staff in the processing of new purchases for the Manchester campus.
  • Communicate with the Boston library any issues with the Voyager Online Library System, includes system updates and patron databases.
  • Additional responsibilities may be assigned by supervisor.

This is a temporary, part-time (up to 19 hours/wk) position, and is not eligible for benefits.

Qualifications:

Required:

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

Desired:

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

To apply, please visit https://careers-mcphs.icims.com/jobs/2266/library- assistant/job. Attach a cover letter and a resume or curriculum vitae. No phone calls, please. Principals only. No relocation available. Finalist candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment. MCPHS University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who would enrich the University's diversity are welcome to apply.

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Head of the Center for Faculty & Staff Initiatives and Engagement, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

The University of Kansas Libraries seeks a dynamic, innovative, and collaborative leader to join the Center for Faculty Initiatives and Engagement.  This individual will work with faculty, researchers, and students to integrate the Libraries into a variety of research and learning initiatives and will develop opportunities for librarians to actively support and partner in campus scholarship activities. 

The Head of the Center for Faculty Initiatives and Engagement is integral to the success of our vision for the Libraries to advance scholarship through proactive engagement in research and scholarly communication. The Center for Faculty Initiatives and Engagement will focus on supporting KU's faculty and research community, including KU's research centers, through collaboration and engagement in teaching and research support to drive discovery and innovation. This center (in close collaboration with other library units and personnel) will provide higher level coordination and resources to support specialized initiatives and cross-­­­­functional teams, and will work closely with the Libraries Office of Scholarly Communication and Copyright. This position reports to the Assistant Dean of the Research & Learning Division.

To view the full job description, required qualifications, and application instructions, please visit: https://employment.ku.edu/academic/7039BR.

This position closes October 6, 2016. Contact information to applicants: Leah Nelson, leahnel@ku.edu.

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Front End Web Developer, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

Location: Flexible/User Research Center, Lamont Library

Normal Work Week: Flexible, 8-10 hours/week

Compensation: $25/hour 

This person will assist in developing websites that support Harvard Library research, teaching, and learning. This person is responsible for transforming wireframes and design mockups into HTML/CSS markup as well as incorporating interaction design through jQuery.

Job Duties & Requirements:

  • Hands-on development of websites, which includes development of HTML5/CSS3 templates and web pages based on wireframes and visual designs
  • Development of dynamic and engaging web functionality using JavaScript/jQuery
  • Experience customizing sites on open source web content management systems a plus, as most of the sites are built on OpenScholar
  • Experience developing responsive websites
  • High degree of initiative and self-direction; must be detail-oriented and proactive
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience working in teams and meeting deadlines

Please send cover letter, resume and examples of previous web design work.

Start Date: October 2016

End Date: November 18, 2016

Contact information: 
Kris Markman, Online Learning Librarian 
kristine_markman@harvard.edu
617-496-2016

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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Metadata Librarian, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

The University of Kansas Libraries seeks a knowledgeable, enthusiastic and innovative individual to articulate and execute a vision for enhancing resource access and discovery in the evolving world of diverse library collections and digital scholarship.   The Metadata Librarian provides leadership to the University of Kansas Libraries and the campus community on the creation, analysis and curation of metadata.  The position serves as the Libraries' primary resource for non-MARC metadata design, structure and standards.

Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Information Technology and Discovery Services, the Metadata Librarian is a member of the Metadata, Data, and Discovery Services team.  The Metadata Librarian develops workflows for efficiently incorporating high-quality metadata into repositories, publishing platforms, and other systems.  In close collaboration with colleagues throughout the Libraries, the position defines, coordinates, and completes projects that improve management of and access to digital resources.  The Metadata Librarian consults with faculty and campus researchers on metadata and data in support of digital scholarship to enhance research, teaching, and learning at the University of Kansas.

To view the full job description, required qualifications, and application instructions, please visit:https://employment.ku.edu/academic/7141BR.

This position closes October 10, 2016. Contact information to applicants: Leah Nelson, leahnel@ku.edu.

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Reference Information Librarian, Brookline Public Library, Brookline, MA

The Brookline Public Library is seeking a part-time Reference Information Librarian I for the main branch. The Reference Information Librarian I will assist and instruct the public in the use of a wide range of print and electronic resources; provide information/reference and reader's advisory service to patrons. Ability to work with the public to provide excellent customer service, and to communicate effectively is required, along with a strong commitment to public service. A Master's in library science, excellent interpersonal skills knowledge of personal computers, automated library systems and electronic information systems is also required. Additional language skills are a plus. Must be available on some weekends and evenings. 15 to 18 hours per week. Starting salary $25.14 per hour.

Resume and cover letter by October 14, 2016 to: BrooklineJobs@brooklineMA.gov

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Youth Services Librarian (2 positions), Ferguson Library, Stamford, CT

The Ferguson Library in Stamford, CT, is seeking to fill two full-time positions with creative, enthusiastic, and customer service-oriented youth services librarians. Join a team committed to providing outstanding library service to a diverse community.

The successful candidates for both open positions, one at the Main Library's DiMattia Building and one with shared responsibilities between the Bookmobile and the Harry Bennett Branch, will enjoy working with young people, have a strong background in children's and teen literature, and possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Responsibilities include reference, and readers' advisory, collection management, and programming activities for all ages from babies to teens. Proficiency in technology required. Bilingual capability is an asset.

The Ferguson Library provides full-time staff members with a competitive salary and a comprehensive and generous package of employee benefits, including pension, health and life insurance, and programs to encourage staff members to achieve personal and professional growth. The salary range for this position having a 37.5 hour work week is $58,393 - $71,673. The starting salary is commensurate with experience.

DUTIES INCLUDE:

  1. Working on the public serve desk providing reference and reader's advisory services
  2. Participating in materials selection, collection development and maintenance
  3. Developing and conducting programs for all age groups, babies through teens, with special emphasis on early childhood and early literacy curricula
  4. In conjunction with other members of the Youth Services team develop a comprehensive plan for family engagement.
  5. Planning and conducting class visits with storytelling, book talks and reference instruction.
  6. Assisting in the selection, development, and programming with digital resources.
  7. Other duties as assigned by the Youth Services Coordinator

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  1. Masters Degree in Library Science from an accredited graduate school.
  2. Knowledge of children's and teen materials (print and digital)
  3. Library experience working with children, teens, families & caregivers. Experience with early literacy programs such as Every Child Ready to Read a plus
  4. Proficiency with new and emerging technologies, including effective communication through social media; experience in/or interest in learning Makerspace technology
  5. Attention to detail, a spirit of collaboration, and commitment to excellent customer service
  6. Bilingual capability an asset
  7. Availability for evening and weekend work

Note: The Library reserves the right to fill this opening with a Library Assistant, Range IV, if it receives an application from a qualified person who is enrolled in an MLS program or who possesses a relevant undergraduate and/or graduate degree, and substantial experience working with youth. The Library also reserves the right to fill this opening with either a full-time or a part-time employee. 

To be considered for one or both of these positions, please submit a resume and cover letter by email to George N. Nichols, Director of Human Resources and General Counsel (gnichols@fergusonlibrary.org) not later than October 11, 2016.

The job description for the Main Library position can be found here; and for the Branch position here. Refer to fergusonlibrary.org for more information about the Library and community.

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Children's Librarian/Head of Youth Services, Kennebunk Free Library, Kennebunk, ME

Kennebunk Free Library is seeking a creative, friendly, dynamic, and enthusiastic Librarian with a strong commitment to public library service to fill the position of Children's Librarian/Head of Youth Services.

A full job description of this full-time, professional position is available on our website.

The salary range is $42,000-$46,000.

To apply, please email your resume, cover letter and three professional references to the director at kfl@kennebunk.lib.me.us or you may mail the application materials to:

Kennebunk Free Library
Attn: Library Director
112 Main Street
Kennebunk, ME 04043

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Part-time Library Assistant, Chamberlin Library, Greenville, NH

Fridays 9 am - 5 pm and Saturdays 9 am -1 pm with additional hours possible. Duties include library circulation, patron assistance, materials maintenance, some clerical duties and assisting librarians with developing and presenting public programs. Previous library experience and advanced technology skills are highly desirable. Candidate must possess excellent interpersonal skills, reliability, flexibility, a commitment to excellent customer service, and a willingness to learn. Please call the library at 603-878-1105 for more details. Visit us at the library for an application or download one at our web site: www.chamberlinlibrary.org

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Liaison Librarian for Business, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

Drexel University Libraries seeks an innovative librarian with academic background in business and data analysis and demonstrated experience working with faculty and students in learning and research programs to serve as its Liaison Librarian for Business. This position provides an exciting opportunity to build partnerships and collaborations across Drexel University as the Libraries primary liaison to the LeBow College of Business and the Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship. Reporting to Manager, Learning Partnerships, this position is a member of the liaison team, a group of librarians who work in close partnership to develop, implement, and assess instructional and research programs that advance the mission of Drexel University. We actively seek candidates with expertise and experience in the evolving areas of digital scholarship, data analysis and management, data literacy, and online learning.

Interested, qualified applicants may apply at: (www.drexeljobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=81212)

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Reader Services Intern, Boston Athenaeum, Boston, MA

The Boston Athenӕum seeks a personable, intelligent, and reliable candidate to work 19 hours a week, every Sunday (noon to 4 p.m.), Monday (noon to 8 p.m.), and Wednesday (noon to 8 p.m.) at both the Circulation and Reference Desks. This intern reports to the Head of Circulation. Compensation is $13 per hour with no benefits, and the position is classified as temporary.

Responsibilities

  • Provide coverage of the circulation and reference desks, answer phones, shelve books; offer basic reference service
  • Offer orientation tours to members
  • Create readers' advisory materials
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Must be enrolled in a library science master's program
  • Must be comfortable speaking in public
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Must be able to lift and move 40 lbs. of books

Preferred Qualification:

  • Completed Reference Course
  • Excellent writing skills

This position is available October 10. Please send resume and cover letter to James Feeney, feeney@bostonathenaeum.org

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Web Developer, MIT Libraries, Cambridge, MA

Digital Library Application Development (DLAD)

The MIT Libraries are seeking an experienced, creative, and self-motivated Web Developer to help develop and support our public-facing web platforms.  Ideally you're at a level where you've done some great things, but still have more room to grow.  We'll support that common interest!

The Web Developer will play an increasingly senior role in building web platforms the Libraries will use to communicate with students, faculty, and fellow professionals across and beyond the Institute. S/he will also participate on project teams charged with advancing and supporting our discovery environment, institutional repositories, and library catalog all while ensuring we deliver an engaging and intuitive user experience.

Working on a team of application developers, in close coordination with User Experience (UX) specialists, content owners, project managers and system administrators, the Web Developer will contribute to the technical development and maintenance of a multi-site WordPress network, along with other PHP-based web applications.  S/he will help shape our development and support processes, and the ongoing evolution of our web platform environment.

Specifically, the developer will:

  • Translate stakeholder requirements/use cases into technical specifications and designs.
  • Translate graphic designs into responsive CMS templates and themes.
  • Make styling and functional enhancements (including diagnosing and fixing defects) to existing themes and templates.
  • In collaboration with the UX team, recommend or develop WordPress themes and plugins, and select and integrate third-party libraries.
  • Integrate sites with backend applications/services.
  • Provide support for related web properties, including a hosted CMS platform (SpringShare's LibGuides, LibCal, and LibAnswers), static HTML content, and a few Drupal websites.
  • Collaborate with system administrators, other developers, and non-technical stakeholders on upgrades and ongoing maintenance to supported web sites/applications.
  • Influence the evolution of the MIT Libraries web environment, immediately with regard to accessibility, security, CMS platform, and how best to expand the Libraries' web infrastructure.

QUALIFICATIONS include some combination of:

  • A bachelor's degree with a minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience developing and maintaining WordPress themes and plugins. 
  • Proficient in current web technologies such as HTML5, CSS, JavaScript/jQuery, and PHP. 
  • A focused curiosity, and motivation to learn and adapt to new technologies, and to develop new skills. 
  • As technologies change at a rapid pace, the successful candidate must be willing to learn new skills, tools, and methodologies.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including the ability to discuss the technical with non-technical colleagues and to document work.
  • Ability to work effectively in a shared decision-making environment: appropriately taking initiative, or seeking guidance, working independently or collaboratively, coordinating projects, leading teams, and helping others succeed.

Preferred:

  • Experience with other CMS platforms/frameworks including Drupal, CakePHP, and/or hosted CMS platforms such as SpringShare's LibGuides. 
  • Familiarity with development tooling such as SASS and Grunt
  • Experience developing according to code standards adopted by the WordPress community
  • Experience with Git-backed development workflows, and building systems that consume content via API, including WP JSON API.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: $60,000 is minimum entry-level salary.  Actual salary will depend on qualifications and experience.  MIT offers excellent benefits including a choice of health and retirement plans, a dental plan, tuition assistance, and fully subsidized MBTA passes for local bus and subway service.  The MIT Libraries afford a flexible and collegial working environment and foster professional growth of staff with management training and travel funding for professional meetings. 

APPLICATION PROCESS:  Apply online at: http://careers.mit.edu/.  Applications must include cover letter and resume.  Priority will be given to applications received by October 17, 2016; position open until filled.  MIT is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community and particularly welcomes applications from qualified women and minority candidates. Professionals who enthusiastically embrace the empathy, courage, self-reflection and respect of a multi-cultural, diverse and inclusive workplace, and who strive to incorporate those values in their work and interactions are encouraged to apply.

The MIT Libraries are dedicated to advancing research, teaching, and learning at MIT and beyond. In addition to supporting every part of the Institute with distinctive collections, world-class service and expertise, and welcoming spaces, the Libraries seek to define the global research library of the future. We aim to play a leading role in advancing knowledge to solve global challenges by enhancing the discovery, use, collection, creation, management, dissemination, and preservation of information across disciplines. Library staff at all levels contribute to this mission and to a culture that values openness, inclusion, innovation, and community.

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Director of Children's Literature, Success Academy Charter Schools, New York, NY

A passion for reading is at the core of everything we do at Success Academy. We are seeking a Director of Children's Literature who will lead the charge across our elementary schools to ensure our actions reflect our beliefs by building and promoting a culture of reading.
  • Do you believe that reading is a lifelong pursuit that can set children on the path to success and fulfillment?
  • Are you a voracious reader who reads across genres and interest levels?
  • Are you passionate about getting great books into the hands of kids -- and the adults who work with them?
  • Are you committed to exposing children to a diverse array of authors and texts that reflect their own experiences while offering a window into new worlds and points of view?
Through the careful selection of excellent children's literature and development of network-wide literacy initiatives, this individual will ensure that our love of books and reading is at the forefront of everything we do.

Our Director of Children's Literature should be someone who...
  • Has 3-4 years of deep expertise in children's books -- from the classics to the latest trends;
  • Is excited to present new books to children and can deliver passionate and inspiring books talks;
  • Is passionate about getting adults excited about literature and is excited about collaborating with teachers and leaders to make this passion come alive across schools;
  • Will collaborate closely with our expert curriculum writers to continually curate and update our book lists and develop resources to integrate newly published children's literature into the curriculum;
  • Will design innovative network-wide initiatives to promote love of reading across every classroom in every Success Academy elementary school; and
  • Has a high level of comfort with using technology and learning new applications; and
  • Eats, sleeps, and breathes children's literature and is a tireless advocate for the power of great books!
Relevant prior experience may include:
  • Experience as a school librarian or as a children's service librarian in a public library;
  • 2-3 years of teaching experience in an early childhood and/or elementary school setting;
  • Experience creating successful reading programs in children's publishing and/or bookselling; and/or
  • Blogging, writing, and speaking about children's literature.
To join our team, please upload a cover letter and resume that outlines your candidacy. Your cover letter should explain in detail your qualifications for the position. Resumes without cover letters will not be reviewed.

Success Academy Charter Schools is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages applications from people of all backgrounds. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. Success Academy offers a full benefits program and opportunities for professional growth.

Please apply on our website.

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Information Architect/Taxonomy Specialist, LAC Federal, Ft. Belvoir, VA

LAC Federal, an LAC Group company, is looking for an experienced Information Architect/Taxonomy Specialist to lead a team of information professionals in developing and managing an extensive Federal knowledge base and repository. This position will be based in Ft. Belvoir, VA. The Architect will lead the development and maintenance of an enterprise taxonomy that encapsulates the full organization body of knowledge and practice.  This Architect will work with contract and Federal staff to develop the project timelines and goals and will be responsible for regular reports, training of agency staff, and coordinating with information technology staff in the identification and implementation of appropriate technologies to manage the taxonomy including an auto-categorization tool.

REQUIRED:

  • A graduate degree in either Information Management or Library and Information Science
  • Extensive experience in developing and maintaining enterprise taxonomies, thesauri, and ontologies
  • Experience implementing and configuring tools for taxonomy management including auto-categorization software solutions
  • Expertise in the most up-to-date practices and technologies in Semantic Web development and management
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to work alone and collaboratively across multiple functional areas to support a project
  • Ability to pass a background check


PREFERRED:

  • A background in business and/or acquisition metadata
  • Familiarity with DoD policies and procedures

http://lac-group.force.com/LIB GIG/ts2__JobDetails?jobId=a0E1 200000XIRZCEA5&tSource

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Call for Nominations: 2017 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) First Step Award

Nominations are being accepted for the 2017 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) First Step Award. The award is presented by the Continuing Resources Section of ALCTS and honors an individual who shows outstanding promise in the field of serials.

If you are interested in nominating a candidate for this award, please contact the chair of the award jury. The deadline for nominations and supporting materials is Dec. 1.

First Step Award

The ALCTS Continuing Resources Section presents the award, a Wiley Professional Development Grant. The award provides librarians who are new to the serials field with the opportunity to broaden their perspectives and encourages professional development and participation at American Library Association (ALA) conferences and Continuing Resources Section activities.  ALCTS members with five or less years of professional experience in the continuing resources field are eligible. The award consists of $1,500, donated by Wiley, and is applicable toward round trip transportation, lodging, registration fees, etc. Eligible applicants may apply more than once. Winners will be chosen based on: commitment to professional development in the continuing resources field as shown by participation in continuing education activities, workshops and previous participation in professional activities; candidate's written justification for the grant in terms of commitment to and interest in continuing resources related work; personal professional development; financial need; two letters of reference; and a vita.

Send nominations to: Debra Spidal, chair, First Step Jury

Visit the First Step Award page for more information.

ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association. An international member-driven association, ALCTS engages the library community on issues and policies that affect the acquisition, management, discovery and preservation of library collections. 

 

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IT Librarian, Amesbury Public Library, Amesbury, MA

Summary Statement of Duties: Responsible for long range planning for technological  development and for coordinating and supporting all computer technology services within the library, including the Library's consortium services via MVLC.    

Oversees and maintains Web presence and Internet services, evaluation, selection, installation and maintenance of hardware and software.  Trains staff and public in the use of a variety of computer technology.  Provides expert guidance to patrons requesting information and library materials and selects library materials for purchase both in print and electronic format. Provides reference  assistance to library patrons.   

Supervision Required:  Library Director  

Salary OPEIU Grade 14, Step 1.  Full Benefits  

Qualifications Masters in Library Science with three-five (3-5) years related work experience.  

Special Requirements:   Certificate in Librarianship from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.   

For full job description please go to this link:http://www.amesburyma.gov/  

To Apply Send or email resumé and letter of application to:

Erin Matlin, Director
Amesbury Public Library
149 Main Street
Amesbury, MA 01913
ematlin@amesburylibrary.org  

Deadline Open until filled.

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Prospect Information Coordinator, Amherst College, Amherst, MA

Amherst College seeks a Prospect Information Coordinator to join its collegial and dynamic Advancement Research team. The Research team gathers, tracks and reports information that supports the fundraising activities of the College. As a whole, the Office of Advancement works together to foster relationships with Amherst alumni and other constituents to create more and better opportunities for students including financial aid, internships, and services.

Reporting to the Director of Advancement Research, the Prospect Information Coordinator supports the work of the Research team in finding and managing information related to donors, prospective donors, and gift solicitation activity. The Coordinator enters and maintains this information in Amherst's constituent database. The Coordinator takes appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participates in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.

The successful candidate will demonstrate strong attention to detail and written communication skills, have experience using Excel, and will be curious and interested in learning.

Key Responsibilities

Prospect information maintenance

  • Ensure maintenance and accuracy of prospect management data (including gift officer assignments, progress through donor solicitation cycle, and capacity ratings) through accurate data entry, data evaluation and quality assurance, and audit reports
  • Proactively find and update prospect information that is outdated or incorrect
  • Maintain database of constituent photos
  • Manage electronic and paper donor files

Prospect information reporting

  • Prepare materials for and attend meetings with development officers to review their prospect activity. Track follow-up in Ellucian Colleague database
  • Run prospect management reports, lists, and ad-hoc queries using Microsoft Excel and Access. Assist in design of new reports

Research Projects

  • Prospect identification projects to discover new potential donors; Proactively research and update prospect data, such as address or employment searches; Monitor industry, business and financial news for updates pertaining to Amherst prospects or to identify new prospects
  • Write short bios of constituents using resources such as internet searches, library sources, and internal databases
  • Maintain research request queue for the team

Qualifications

Required

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • 1 - 3 years of relevant experience
  • Proficient in MS Office Word and Excel, and ability to learn new software programs
  • Attention to detail, thoroughness, and accuracy
  • Ability to take initiative, learn new skills, and exercise independent judgment
  • Strong time-management and organizational skills
  • Strong written and verbal, and interpersonal communication skills

Preferred

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Experience with Microsoft Access or similar database
  • Familiarity with fundraising, nonprofits, and/or higher education administration
  • Experience with fundraising databases such as Colleague, Advance, and Salesforce
  • Education or experience in library or journalism fields applicable

Interested candidates should submit electronically to https://apply.interfolio.com/37606 a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information (e-mail and/or telephone number) for three professional references.   Applications will be reviewed until position is filled. 

Amherst College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply. The College is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.

Amherst College, one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the nation, is located in Amherst, Massachusetts, a town of approximately 35,000 residents in the western part of the state. The college's community is composed of about 1,800 students from 49 states, plus D.C., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, and 54 countries around the world, and about 1,000 staff and faculty. The college's scenic 1,000-acre campus includes a 500-acre wildlife sanctuary and the Book & Plow Farm; three museums: Emily Dickinson Museum, Beneski Museum of Natural History and Mead Art Museum; and multiple educational and cultural venues and resources through the Five College Consortium. The town of Amherst offers an amazing variety of coffee shops, restaurants and entertainment, and a very active outdoor life. Our vibrant campus, diverse community and beautiful surrounding, makes Amherst College and the Town of Amherst a great place to work, learn and live!

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Part Time Assistant Librarian, North Shore Community College, Danvers, MA

Job Description:

18.5 hours per week; Daytime hours between Mondays and Fridays

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 Danvers 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.

DUTIES AND 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 and email 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 course work)
  • Reference and instruction experience
  • Knowledge of online databases and Internet resources
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Reliability and dependability are extremely important
  • Successful experience interacting with culturally diverse populations.

Additional Information:

Salary:  $27.60 per hour This is a non-benefited, MCCC Unit position.

Starting date: ASAP

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

Application Instructions:

Please submit resume and cover letter indicating how your experience matches the qualifications of the position. http://www.northshore.edu/hr/interviewExchange.jsp?contentUrl=http%3A//nscc.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp%3FJOBID%3D76787

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Part Time Library Assistant, North Shore Community College, Danvers, MA

Job Description:

Tuesday and Thursday evenings during the fall semester, 4pm - 8:30pm and alternating Saturday mornings, 8:30am - 12pm.

North Shore Community College seeks an enthusiastic and service-oriented Library Assistant reporting to the Coordinator of Library Services on the Danvers campus. The Library Assistant will work collaboratively with a team of staff in the public services area to ensure that our students, faculty, and staff have access to all the print and digital resources available to them through the NSCC library.  The successful candidate must enjoy working with our diverse community of users.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Provides a welcoming and helpful first contact to students, faculty, and staff entering the library
  2. Assists with circulation and reserves functions for the library
  3. Offers assistance in directing those needing information to the proper staff person in the library or elsewhere on campus
  4. Assists with collection maintenance projects
  5. Runs daily request list and retrieves items to fill interlibrary loan requests
  6. Assists in maintaining copiers, printers, and other library equipment
  7. Shelves materials in the correct location upon being returned to the library
  8. Assists with the collection and record keeping of funds collected in the library in accordance with college policy
  9. Assists with clerical functions including data entry, photocopying, and other tasks as assigned
  10. Assists in the opening and/or closing of the Danvers campus library for evenings and Saturdays
  11. Helps to maintain the library in good order
  12. Performs other duties, as required

Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Attention to detail and solid organizational skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to interact with people.
  • Reliability and dependability are extremely important.
  • Comfort learning and teaching others how to use new technology and applications.
  • Experience maintaining and troubleshooting computers and printers.
  • Prior customer service experience.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively to achieve common goals
  • Successful experience interacting with culturally diverse populations.

Additional Information:

Salary: $14.93 per hour, non-benefited position.

STARTING DATE:  ASAP

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

Application Instructions:

Please submit resume and cover letter indicating how your experience matches the qualifications of the position. http://www.northshore.edu/hr/interviewExchange.jsp?contentUrl=http%3A//nscc.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp%3FJOBID%3D76799

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Call for Proposals: Third Rutgers iSchool Research Invitational for Master's Students

November 4-5, 2016
Deadline: October 9, 2016
Notification of decision: October 12, 2016

Rutgers University iSchool invites students with in-progress and completed master's degrees to the Third Rutgers iSchool Research Invitational. The conference focus is to showcase iSchool master's student research interests (completed, in-progress and prospective work), and to network with our iSchool community. Attendees will present a research poster. They will participate in networking events such as a catered dinner, research presentations by current PhD students, and discussions with iSchool faculty. The participants will also have a unique opportunity to learn about Rutgers PhD program and the excellent benefits it offers to those interested in pursuing research in iSchools.

A complete proposal for participation requires: Poster abstracts of up to 500 words outlining your research interests and any results you have gleaned to-date, a CV, and a cover letter of introduction briefly describing you, your background and career plans. Applications will be considered by a juried panel of Rutgers faculty based upon thorough completion of the requested materials, depth of coverage, and fit in the iSchool scholarly fields.

Selected participants will be reimbursed for up to $300 for travel to Rutgers University. Their hotel for up to two nights, local transportations, and meals will also be covered.

Tentative schedule for the event:

Friday, November 4: Noon Lunch; Tour of Rutgers; Poster presentations by the participants; Dinner; Optional night out with current Rutgers doctoral students.

Saturday, November 5: Breakfast; Presentations by current students and faculty; Research games and exercises in groups; Lunch; Optional tour of the area.

Apply today: https://goo.gl/forms/RTRuVZca4h3sBtls2

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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Wayne State University (Detroit, Michigan) is one of the nation's leading urban research universities with an enrollment of more than 31,000 students and a demonstrated commitment to teaching and learning experiences. The WSU campus is located in a very attractive, revitalized, and growing urban setting, surrounded by museums, theaters, and international corporations.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Reporting to the Associate Dean of the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS), serving as an advisor to SLIS students, and providing service to SLIS, the Assistant/Associate/Full Professor will perform research and teach in one or more of the following areas: archives, collection development, digital preservation, information security, social media, plus teach one of the SLIS core courses. Candidates are expected to contribute to the growing and dynamic online teaching environment.

The School of Library and Information Science offers the M.L.I.S. degree, a specialist certificate, graduate certificates in archival administration, information management, children and youth services in urban libraries, Michigan School Library Media Endorsement, and a joint MLIS and MA in history degree. The School currently has approximately 450 enrolled students.

QUALIFICATIONS: Assistant, Associate, Full Professor ranks require an earned doctorate (with an ALA-accredited M.L.S. preferred), appropriate professional experience, and demonstrated ability to carry out competently the range of professional faculty functions and to teach fully online, face-to-face, and blended courses.

QUALIFICATIONS: Assistant Professor - The ideal candidate will have exhibited: the ability to produce scholarly research and publication in an appropriate field(s); strong potential for visibility as a scholar on the national and international levels; evidence of professional achievement in an appropriate field; strong potential for visibility and leadership in the library / information profession; ability to supervise the work of graduate students and strong potential for excellence in teaching and continued professional growth. Highly qualified candidates very near completion of the Ph.D. will receive consideration.

QUALIFICATIONS: Associate Professor - The ideal candidate will have evidence of: a consistent and demonstrated record of excellence in scholarly research and publication in an appropriate field(s); visibility as a scholar on the national and international levels; excellence in professional achievement in an appropriate field; visibility and leadership in the library / information profession; professional recognition in the area of teaching and research in library and information science, excellence in teaching; a record of service; and experience in supervising the work of graduate students.

QUALIFICATIONS: Full Professor - The ideal candidate will have evidence of: a consistent and demonstrated record of excellence in scholarly research and publication in an appropriate field(s); proven visibility as a scholar on the national and international levels; proven excellence in professional achievement in an appropriate field; proven visibility and leadership in the library / information profession; national and international professional recognition of research; excellence in teaching; an excellent record of service; and demonstrated experience in supervising the work of graduate students.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ability to secure and effectively manage grants.

SALARY RANGE: Competitive; summer optional.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Qualified candidates should submit electronically a complete resume and letter of interest including the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least three professional references to position posting number: 042193. Applicants must apply through Wayne State University's ON-LINE HIRING SYSTEM at http://jobs.wayne.edu. Review process will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Expected starting date is August 2017. A summer appointment may be considered. Application and nomination of minority candidates strongly encouraged.

Please contact Dr. Deborah Charbonneau, Search Committee Chair, at dcharbon@wayne.edu regarding position specifics.

Wayne State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative-action employer.

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Call for Proposals: Bridging the Spectrum: Ninth Annual Symposium on Scholarship and Practice

Friday, February 3, 2017
9:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Great Room, Pryzbyla Student Center                        
                
Catholic University of America                                              

The Department of Library and Information Science, Catholic University of America requests proposals for the Ninth Annual "Bridging the Spectrum" Symposium!  

The Symposium offers a knowledge-sharing forum and meeting place for practitioners, students, and faculty in all sectors of Library and Information Sciences and Services. Your participation is the key to making it happen! 

Presentation Formats:

Proposed contributions may be for any one of three formats:

  • Briefings: 15-20 minute descriptions of an innovative practice, initiative, or research activity. There will morning and afternoon briefing sessions.
  • Posters: exhibits describing a practice, project, or research activity. Posters will be viewable throughout the day, and there will be a dedicated poster session as well as a "lightning round" of poster descriptions.
  • Panels: discussions of a single topic by a series of speakers, typically 1 hour in length. 

Sample Topics:

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Trends and developments information organization 
  • Progress in digital preservation
  • Innovative service modes
  • Social media, marketing, and advocacy for library services
  • Managing library and information services
  • Management and analysis of data and information

Important Dates:

  • Proposal Submissions Open: July 11, 2016
  • Proposals Due: September 30
  • Notification of Acceptances: November 4
  • Final Program released, registration opens: December 2
  • Symposium: February 3, 2017

 To submit your proposal, go to http://cuaslis.org/openconf/ .

 More information about the 9th Annual Symposium is available at http://lis.cua.edu/symposium/2017 . Overviews of past symposia are available on the Symposium website at http://lis.cua.edu/symposium/ .

 Questions may be directed to the Committee at cua-slis-symposium@cua.edu .

 --Symposium Committee (Dr. Renate Chancellor (Chair), Dr. Ingrid-Hsieh-Yee, Dr. Sung Un Kim)

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Preservation Librarian, New York Academy of Medicine, New York, NY

The New York Academy of Medicine seeks qualified candidates for the permanent, full-time position of Preservation Librarian. Reporting to the Associate Director of the Library, the Preservation Librarian will provide direction for all preservation and conservation initiatives in the Library; oversee the work of staff in the Gladys Brooks Book and Paper Conservation Laboratory; and serve on the management team of the Library.

Working with a world-class collection of rare and historical materials, with a team of curatorial, cataloging, and digitization colleagues, the Preservation Librarian will support both specialized users and a growing roster of public programs and outreach ventures. The position is ideal for a creative individual who will consolidate the preservation program built over the last years, expand conservation work, and revitalize the teaching and outreach efforts of the Gladys Brooks Laboratory.

For the full job posting, please see http://nyam.org/about/careers/preservation-librarian/ The position will be open until filled, with applications evaluated on a rolling basis.

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Wentworth Institute of Technology: Digital Humanities Lecture

The Humanities Department at Wentworth is hosting a lecture on campus in support of their minor in Media, Culture, and Communications Studies.

Sara Watson (Research Fellow at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism and Affiliate at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard) will be speaking in Beatty Hall 401 on Thursday, October 6, at 5:00 p.m. Her talk will be titled, "Toward a Constructive Technology Criticism". 

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Call for Papers: Special Issue of Springer's Information Retrieval Journal: Search As Learning

http://www.springer.com/10791

Guest editors:
* Carsten Eickhoff, ETH Zurich
* Jacek Gwizdka, University of Texas Austin
* Claudia Hauff, Delft University of Technology
* Jiyin He, Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI)


Submission deadline: October 15, 2016
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1. Call for Papers

Search systems today are mostly viewed as tools to satisfy immediate
information needs instead of complex information environments in which
humans learn while interacting with information content. Research on the
design, development and evaluation of search systems that foster learning and
enhance the learning experience is scarce. Equally scarce is our current
understanding of search as a human learning process. Opportunities exist
today to not only observe and interpret users? behavior through the lens of
search logs but also to enrich this information with detailed multimodal
data streams gathered by tracking devices and sensors.

In this special issue, we aim to provide a forum for researchers who
explore the role of search in the learning process to examine challenging
research questions, showcase the state-of-the-art and share breakthroughs.



2. Topics of Interest
* Log/lab-based studies on when and how learning occurs in the search
process;
* The relationship between the learning process and searchers' work task
contexts;
* Search system features that foster learning (both searching to learn and
learning to search);
* Search interface designs in support of learning;
* The implications of search for learning for different populations
(children, low-literacy searchers, etc.);
* The roles of affect and engagement on learning whilst searching;
* Methods and measures to assess searchers' learning;
* Measuring learning outcomes to assess IR system performance;
* Learning analytics for search contexts;
* Collaborative aspects of search as learning;
* Interaction monitoring, modeling and optimization for learning outcomes.


3. Submission guidelines
Papers submitted to this special issue for possible publication must be
original and must not be under consideration for publication in any other
journal or conference. Previously published or accepted conference papers
must contain at least 30% new material to be considered for the special
issue.

All papers are to be submitted by referring to
http://www.springer.com/10791(submit
online). At the beginning of the submission processing Editorial Manager,
under ?Article Type?, please select the appropriate special issue.

All manuscripts must be prepared according to the journal publication
guidelines which can also be found on the website provided above. Papers
will be evaluated following the journal's standard review process.


For inquiries on the above please contact Claudia Hauff, c.hauff@tudelft.nl.


4. Important dates
* Initial submission due: October 15, 2016
* Initial reviewer feedback: November 21, 2016
* Revised submission due: December 21, 2016
* Final decision: February 15, 2017

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The 12th Annual Social Informatics Research Symposium (SIG-SI): The Social Informatics of Work and Play

Please join us in Copenhagen and celebrate with us as we mark the 12th year of the SIG-SI Research Symposium!

Saturday, October 15, 2015, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers
Copenhagen, Denmark

Organizers:
Pnina Fichman, Indiana University (fichman@indiana.edu)
Howard Rosenbaum, Indiana University (hrosenba@indiana.edu)
Eric Meyer, Oxford Internet Institute, United Kingdom
Adam Worrall, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

Sponsored by SIG-SI and the Rob Kling Center for Social Informatics

Note: Early registration deadline for the conference and the workshop is Friday, 9/25/2015

Schedule

8:30-8:40 Welcome

8:40-9:10 Opening Keynote

Kalpana Shankar
University of Dublin

9:10-10:10 Papers

9:10-9:30 An Analysis of Canadian Media Regarding The Potential Impact of Social Media and Cyberspaces on young bisexual and gay men

Blake Hawkins; Elizabeth Saewyc

9:30-9:50 Coping with Private and Academic Information Needs Abroad: An exploratory Study of International Students

Jette Hyldeg?rd and Morten Hertzum, Royal School of Library and Information Science, University of Copenhagen

9:50-10:10 Impact of IT on Library Patrons: A Perspective from Pakistani Universities

Muhammad Sajid MirzaIslamic Research Institute, International Islamic University, Islamabad

10:10-10:30 Break

10:30-11:10 Papers

10:30-10:50 Rethinking STIN

Chase McCoy, Indiana University

10:50-11:10 Algorithms and the natural attitude

Howard Rosenbaum, Indiana University

11:10-12:00 Awards

11:10-11:25 Best Student paper

Tweet to learn: Expertise and centrality in conference Twitter networks

11:25-11:40 Best Social Informatics Paper Runner up

Online Favela: The Use of Social Media by the Marginalized in Brazil

David Nemer, University of Kentucky

11:40-11:55 Best Social Informatics Paper

Social Networks and the Success of Market Intermediaries: Evidence From the U.S. Residential Real Estate Industry

Kevin Crowston and Steve Sawyer, Syracuse University

12:00-12:30 Closing Keynote

Eric Meyer
Oxford Internet Institute


Registration Fees:

Early-bird: $90  Late:  $120

To register for the workshop (and the conference):

https://www.asist.org/events/annual-meeting/annual-meeting-2015/register/

For more about the workshop:

https://www.asist.org/events/annual-meeting/annual-meeting-2015/seminars-and-workshops/11th-annual-social-informatics-research-symposium-the-impacts-of-social-informatics-research-sigsi/

For more about Rob Kling Center for Social Informatics:

http://rkcsi.indiana.edu

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Call for Papers: WorldCIST'17 - 5th World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies

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

The WorldCist'17 - 5th World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies, to be held at Porto Santo Island, Madeira, Portugal, 11 - 13 April 2017, is a global forum for researchers and practitioners to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, results, experiences and concerns in the several perspectives of Information Systems and Technologies.

We are pleased to invite you to submit your papers to WorldCist'17. All submissions will be reviewed on the basis of relevance, originality, importance and clarity.


THEMES

Submitted papers should be related with one or more of the main themes proposed for the Conference:

A) Information and Knowledge Management (IKM);
B) Organizational Models and Information Systems (OMIS);
C) Software and Systems Modeling (SSM);
D) Software Systems, Architectures, Applications and Tools (SSAAT);
E) Multimedia Systems and Applications (MSA);
F) Computer Networks, Mobility and Pervasive Systems (CNMPS);
G) Intelligent and Decision Support Systems (IDSS);
H) Big Data Analytics and Applications (BDAA);
I) Human-Computer Interaction (HCI);
J) Ethics, Computers and Security (ECS)
K) Health Informatics (HIS);
L) Information Technologies in Education (ITE);
M) Information Technologies in Radiocommunications (ITR).


TYPES of SUBMISSIONS AND DECISIONS

Four types of papers can be submitted:

  • Full paper: Finished or consolidated R&D works, to be included in one of the Conference themes. These papers are assigned a 10-page limit.
  • Short paper: Ongoing works with relevant preliminary results, open to discussion. These papers are assigned a 7-page limit.
  • Poster paper: Initial work with relevant ideas, open to discussion. These papers are assigned to a 4-page limit.
  • Company paper: Companies' papers that show practical experience, R & D, tools, etc., focused on some topics of the conference. These papers are assigned to a 4-page limit.


Submitted papers must comply with the format of Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing Series (see Instructions for Authors at Springer Website or download a DOC example) be written in English, must not have been published before, not be under review for any other conference or publication and not include any information leading to the authors' identification. Therefore, the authors' names, affiliations and bibliographic references should not be included in the version for evaluation by the Program Committee. This information should only be included in the camera-ready version, saved in Word or Latex format and also in PDF format. These files must be accompanied by the Consent to Publication form filled out, in a ZIP file, and uploaded at the conference management system.

All papers will be subjected to a "double-blind review" by at least two members of the Program Committee.

Based on Program Committee evaluation, a paper can be rejected or accepted by the Conference Chairs. In the later case, it can be accepted as the type originally submitted or as another type. Thus, full papers can be accepted as short papers or poster papers only. Similarly, short papers can be accepted as poster papers only. In these cases, the authors will be allowed to maintain the original number of pages in the camera-ready version.

The authors of accepted poster papers must also build and print a poster to be exhibited during the Conference. This poster must follow an A1 or A2 vertical format. The Conference can includes Work Sessions where these posters are presented and orally discussed, with a 5 minute limit per poster.

The authors of accepted full papers will have 15 minutes to present their work in a Conference Work Session; approximately 5 minutes of discussion will follow each presentation. The authors of accepted short papers and company papers will have 11 minutes to present their work in a Conference Work Session; approximately 4 minutes of discussion will follow each presentation.


PUBLICATION & INDEXING

To ensure that a full paper, short paper, poster paper or company paper is published in the Proceedings, at least one of the authors must be fully registered by the 8th of January 2017, and the paper must comply with the suggested layout and page-limit. Additionally, all recommended changes must be addressed by the authors before they submit the camera-ready version.

No more than one paper per registration will be published in the Conference Proceedings. An extra fee must be paid for publication of additional papers, with a maximum of one additional paper per registration. One registration permits only the participation of one author in the conference.

Full and short papers will be published in Proceedings by Springer, in Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing Series. Poster and company papers will be published by AISTI.

Published full and short papers will be submitted for indexation by ISI, EI-Compendex, SCOPUS, DBLP and Google Scholar, among others, and will be available in the SpringerLink Digital Library.

The authors of the best selected papers will be invited to extend them for publication in international journals indexed by ISI/SCI, SCOPUS and DBLP, among others, such as:

- International Journal of Neural Systems (IF: 6.085 / Q1)
- Integrated Computer-Aided Engineering (IF: 4.981 / Q1)
- International Journal of Information Management (IF: 2.692 / Q1)
- Electronic Commerce Research and Applications (IF: 2.139 / Q1)
- Computers, Environment and Urban Systems (IF: 2.092 / Q1)
- Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery (IF: 1.759 / Q1)
- Journal of Medical Systems (IF: 2.213 / Q2)
- Journal of Business Research (IF: 2.129 / Q2)
- Pervasive and Mobile Computing (IF: 1.719 / Q2)
- Knowledge and Information Systems (IF: 1.702 / Q2)
- Journal of Grid Computing (IF: 1.561 / Q2) - Special Issue on "Big Data"
- Cluster Computing (IF:1.514 / Q2) - Special Issue on "Advanced Machine Learning in Parallel and Distributed Knowledge Discovery"
- International Journal of Critical Infrastructure Protection (IF: 1.351 / Q2)
- Expert Systems - Journal of Knowledge Engineering (IF: 0.947 / Q3)
- Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience (IF: 0.942 / Q3)
- Ethics and Information Technology (IF: 0.739 / Q3)
- Engineering Computations (IF: 0.691 / Q3)
- Advances in Complex Systems (IF: 0.461 / Q3)
- Computing and Informatics (IF: 0.504 / Q4)
- AI Communications (IF: 0.364 / Q4)
- Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Technology (SR: 0.672 / Q2)
- Transforming Government: People, Process and Policy (SR: 0.642 / Q2)
- TEM Journal - Technology, Education, Management, Informatics (ISI - Emerging Sources Citation Index)
- Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering - Imaging & Visualization (ISI - Emerging Sources Citation Index)
- Journal of Information Systems Engineering & Management


IMPORTANT DATES

Paper Submission: November 13, 2016

Notification of Acceptance: December 25, 20156

Payment of Registration, to ensure the inclusion of an accepted paper in the conference proceedings: January 8, 2017.

Camera-ready Submission: January 8, 2017


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WorldCIST'17
http://www.worldcist.org/

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Short Project-Law library organization, Accufile, Boston, MA

Job Description:
**Great for student***

AccuFile Inc., is seeking someone to help with a very short reorganization project for one of our Boston clients. The position entails lifting and removing books from shelves.

Employee must be able to work Tues and Thurs (9/27, 9/29, 10/4, 10/6 - hours: 9:30-3:30).

Requirements:
  • Must have the ability to lift 30 lbs. 
  • Must be able to stand for long periods
$15
To be considered for this position please contact Karen at jobs@accufile.com

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Information Literacy Librarian, Bay Path University, Longmeadow, MA

The Information Literacy Librarian Central MA Campus (CMC) Tutor provides instruction on the use of the library and its resources to students, faculty and staff; assists and tutors students in research approaches; serves as library-services liaison between Hatch Library and CMC.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Teach information literacy skills to library users at all levels of the curriculum, primarily students in our One-Day-a-Week undergraduate program and several graduate programs.
  • Provide traditional and electronic reference services to students, faculty and staff of the University.
  • Assist and tutor students throughout the research process, including use of print and electronic resources, source evaluation, and other aspects of research and writing.
  • Serve as library-services liaison between Hatch Library and the CMC.
  • Provide discipline-specific support to students in the Legal Program at the CMC.
  • Consult with faculty to determine information-literacy needs in relation to the curriculum.
  • Develop strategies to make students and faculty aware of library services.
  • Assist in routine library duties including circulation and collection maintenance.
  • Attend trainings as required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • MLS from an ALA-accredited program.
  • Reference and instruction service experience in academic library.
  • Demonstrated progressively increasing administrative responsibility.
  • Familiarity with electronic information services and resources.
  • High level of competence and comfort with technology, including online courses and programs, campus learning management systems, and social media.
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and assignments with high quality and minimal errors.
  • Must have demonstrated service orientated attitude.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers and students.
  • Ability to perform work independently and maintain confidentiality.
  • Willingness to work flexible and extended schedule including weekends and evenings when necessary.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion.
  • Should be committed to a culture of diversity and respect.
  • General knowledge of the University's mission, purpose and goals and the role of an Information Literacy Librarian CMC Tutor in achieving those goals.

Applicants for this position should submit a cover letter outlining salary requirements, resume, and contact information for four professional references. All applications should be sent electronically in MS Word format to hr@baypath.edu.

An equal opportunity employer, Bay Path University is committed to fostering diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff.

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Empirical Services and Assessment Librarian, Yale Law School, New Haven, CT

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As a member of the Law Library's Research Services team and reporting to the Associate Law Librarian for Research Services, the Empirical Services and Assessment Librarian consults with Yale Law School faculty, students, and staff, on research projects and issues requiring significant statistical or data research. Identifies, locates, and obtains statistical resources and data resources to meet the needs of our researchers. Provides consultation on study design and development and basic data manipulation. Coordinates with other library and university departments to ensure that the data collected by the library and faculty are appropriately archived and described. Collaborates with librarians throughout the university to develop scalable, sustainable, and domain-appropriate data services. Coordinates outreach to law faculty, students, and staff via the library website, office hours, workshops, guest lectures, and other efforts. 

Provides general research and reference support to law school faculty, students, and staff, and to other members of the university community. Serves as a liaison to members of the faculty especially those interested in data/empirical research as well as other members of the faculty as assigned. May teach legal research classes within the department's for-credit and not-for-credit instructional program. 

Provides leadership and vision for assessment, measurement, planning and analysis in the law library and strives to ensure that these activities are integral parts of the Library's programs, services, and collections. Oversees and participates in assessment efforts throughout the law library. Serves as an internal consultant for data-gathering and assessment activities conducted by other law library staff. Works with colleagues to analyze and report assessment data. Represents the law library in campus, regional, and national assessment efforts. Evaluates the effectiveness of law library assessment efforts and how they support the mission and strategic goals of the library and the Yale Law School. Recommends ways to strengthen the law library's assessment and measurement programs.    

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Head of Foreign and International Law, Yale Law School, New Haven, CT

Requisition:  39797BR

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As a member of the Law Library's Research Services team and reporting to the Associate Librarian for Research Services, the Head of Foreign and International Law at the Lillian Goldman Law Library specializes in foreign, comparative, and international law reference and instruction. Together with the Associate Librarian for Collections and Access, the Curator of Foreign and International Law, the Senior Librarian for Reference, Instruction and Collection Development, and other selectors of material for the law library, develops expertise in foreign, comparative, and international law collection development in all formats.

Together with the Associate Librarian for Research Services, leads the law library's effort to support Yale Law School faculty and students in the areas of foreign and international law through reference, research, and instructional support. Consults with Yale Law School faculty, students, and staff, on research projects and issues related to foreign and international law. Coordinates foreign and international law focused outreach to law faculty, students, and staff via the library website, office hours, workshops, guest lectures, and other efforts. Teaches a for-credit class specializing in foreign and international law. Teaches legal research classes within the library's for-credit and not-for-credit instructional program. 

Works with the other members of the Research Services team to deliver Anglo-American and foreign, comparative, and international research support and instruction to law school faculty, students, and staff, and to other members of the university community, in a dynamic and challenging environment. Serves as a liaison to members of the faculty especially those interested in foreign, comparative, and international law as well as other members of the faculty as assigned. Develops research guides and other documentation, both print and electronic, to educate and assist patrons in conducting legal research and using library resources. Participates in developing the Library's online presence via the web site and other electronic means.

Supervises at least one professional librarian. May supervise support staff and student workers. Participates in library planning committees, working groups, and task forces within the Law Library and the University Library. Seeks opportunities for professional growth and involvement. Engages in campus, regional, national, and international professional organizations and collaborative activities. Expected to be professionally active and represents the Library and the University in the academic, scholarly, and professional community.

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Library Intern, America's Test Kitchen, Brookline, MA

This 5-hour/week position is a wonderful opportunity to gain experience in all facets of small special library management. (Please note it is 5 hours spread over the week between the hours of 9-5 Monday-Friday. No weekends.)

This is a rewarding opportunity to work as a solo librarian in a special library. You will gain hands-on experience with the organization and management of a library, work with a wonderful (and growing) culinary collection (over 4,500 books, plus magazines and newspapers), and make a positive contribution to a fascinating organization. 

The successful candidate will have instructional experience; strong, positive communication and interpersonal skills; the ability and willingness to handle multiple responsibilities in a changing environment; and be conversant with various library trends, web development, and culinary trends. 

ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF POSITION:

  • Process (catalog, enter into database, shelve) new items

  • Provide reference services and help ATK staff locate books

  • Maintain catalogs and library website

  • Maintain and manage rare book collection and archives

  • Design and conduct technology trainings

  • Shelving materials and shelf-reading

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 

  • Flexibility in schedule

  • Knowledge of collection development

  • Demonstrated knowledge of effective reference techniques

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Excellent computer skills, including familiarity with computer coding concepts (including HTML, CSS and web-hosting services), database searching, and software specific to libraries

  • Ability to lift and carry up to 20 pounds and to climb on step stool to reach top shelves

  • Ability to carry books up and down a spiral staircase

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: 

  • BA/BS or equivalent

  • Currently enrolled in a Library Science program

  • Completion of LIS 438, 407, and 488 (or relevant experience) 

SALARY: $10/hr

Ideally the duration of the internship will be 4-6 months 

For more information visit:

https://americastestkitchen.clearcompany.com/careers/jobs/0078fe5d-943a-2527-7696-3c7314f960e6/apply?source=431530-CS-20356

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Library Director, Durham Public Library, Durham, NH

Are you a passionate, creative and innovative manager, committed to the principles of a community-driven public library?

The Library Trustees of Durham NH seek a dynamic, visionary Director who is eager to shape the future of our community library and move the Durham Public Library (DPL) to the forefront in our state. We seek a leader with a strong vision for the future of libraries; dedication to providing exceptional service; passion for technology and innovation and proven experience in motivating and supporting teams.

Reporting directly to the Board of Trustees, the Director will lead a committed team in a beautiful, newly built facility that has become the heart of our vibrant and engaged community. The Director will inspire our committed staff and ensure they have the resources and training to meet the high expectations of our active residents and university community.

Overarching Responsibilities:

  • MANAGEMENT: Build a culture of trust, support, supervision and professional development for the DPL staff.
  • OPERATIONS: Provide oversight of the Library's day-to- day operations, finances, personnel, policy and facilities management.
  • FISCAL: Prepare, present and track all funding and resources; serve as a conscientious fiscal steward of taxpayer funds.
  • LEADERSHIP: Collaborate with the Board of Trustees, the Friends of DPL and the greater community to develop, enhance, advance and evaluate the library's mission, vision, and strategic goals.
  • STRATEGIC PLANNING: Develop and present annual and long-range plans in coordination with staff for educational, cultural and recreational programming, and services that enrich, enlighten, delight, educate, challenge and inform the community.
  • COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT: Foster strong relationships with library users and non-users to build community and ensure the needs of the community are solicited, understood, and met, to the extent possible.
  • COLLABORATION: Cooperate and leverage resources with local government, organizations, schools, University of New Hampshire and members of the community to provide rich programming opportunities and support for the library.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters degree in Library Science/Information from an institution accredited by the ALA.
  • A minimum of 5 years leading and managing a team.
  • Exceptional communication skills and the ability to publically promote the vision and needs of the library.
  • Skilled at building budgets, tracking funds, identifying funding needs; resourceful and efficient use of limited resources.
  • Knowledge of the principles of quality improvement and experience developing new or revised systems, procedures, and workflow.
  • Proven ability to motivate, inspire, direct and support a team.
  • Experience in developing and implementing strategic plans.
  • Dedication to a professional development.
  • Ability to think outside the box regarding the role and activities of a community library.
  • Ability to build and maintain positive working relationships with a diverse group of individuals and organizations that creates a culture of inclusion.
  • Embraces current and emerging digital technologies.
  • Knowledgeable of current and emerging library trends, as well as best practices for libraries.

This is a full-time, salaried position; $62,000-$70,000 commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits.

Applications that are received by October 11 th will be given priority.

Final deadline is October 21st.

Email cover letter and resume to: DurhamNHDirJob@gmail.com

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Adult Services Librarian (part-time), Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge, MA

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

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

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

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

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

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

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment including office equipment such as computers, tablets, printers, AV equipment and e-readers. Ability to sit and use computer workstation, including keyboard and visual display terminal, for extended periods of time. Strength to push or pull a loaded book cart which can weigh in excess of 100 pounds on level floor and up ramp, to lift or maneuver onto cart loads of up to 50 pounds, and to carry cartons of books or other materials or equipment. Must be able to pay close attention to details and concentrate on work. Time management ability to set priorities in order to meet assignment deadlines. Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities which permits the employee to communicate effectively. Sufficient vision or other powers of observation which permits the employee to read books and patron requests, as well as to see what patrons are doing when they are at some distance from the workstation. Sufficient manual dexterity which permits the employee to conduct data entry, open boxes and DVDs, cover books. Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes which permits the employee to re-shelve library materials and work at public service desks. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

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

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

APPLY TO:

Please send 2 copies each of cover letter & resume
City of Cambridge
Personnel Department, Room 309
795 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Fax: 617-349- 4312

employment@cambridgema.gov

Deadline is 5pm on October 5, 2016

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Library Information Technology Specialist, Margaret Chase Smith School, Sanford, ME

Job Description:

  • Empower all members of the school community to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information 
  • Model 21st-Century skills: critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity
  • Instill a love of reading and learning
  • Provide equitable access to ideas and information in a variety of formats
  • Promote digital citizenship by facilitating the effective and responsible use of media and technology by students and staff 
  • Ensure that media and instructional technology programming are integral learning components, and are aligned with the mission, goals, and objectives of the school and district
  • Collaborate with school and district staff to design and implement units of instruction that incorporate information literacy and research skills

The 5 Roles of a Library Media Specialist:
LEADER

  • Participates in district, building, department and grade-level curriculum design by making use of his/her knowledge of available materials and technology integration
  • Promotes a love of reading and lifelong learning
  • Conducts teacher workshops/training about a variety of topics including technology integration and the access and use of library media resources
  • Educates the school community in the ethical and appropriate use of information 
  • Collaborates with other libraries and librarians to provide access to additional resources 
  • Keeps informed and informs staff of new developments in the field of library science

INSTRUCTIONAL PARTNER

  • Works cooperatively with teachers to plan and implement lessons and projects that make use of library media center resources
  • Collaboratively plans and co-teaches instructional units for teaching information literacy skills, the information search process, and use of information management tools
  • Informs staff and students of library media services available to support instruction and learning

INFORMATION AND TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST

  • Collaborates with teachers in composing effective technology-infused, content-based lessons, and supports the teachers as they implement the lessons in their classrooms 
  • Models emerging technologies enthusiastically
  • Collaborates with IT staff to teach and promote digital citizenship to students and staff
  • Maintains an online presence (blog, website, etc) and provides access to online subscription databases, eBooks and digital materials which support the curriculum
  • Troubleshoots technical problems in the library with the support of the IT department to optimally maintain library technology
  • Provides direct support to classrooms teachers via coaching, modeling or team teaching for the utilization of technology tools and resources to enhance teaching and learning
  • Teaches safe, ethical and respectful use of technology and produces general literacy tools for the ethical use of intellectual property of all formats including copyright and plagiarism
  • Assists with technology training as part of collaborative school district staff development initiatives
  • Informs staff and students of informational resources to support instruction and learning 
  • Guides learners through the information literacy process of identifying, locating, interpreting, utilizing and communicating information (Big 6)
  • Assesses information literacy instruction through the use of the TRAILS online assessment
  • Promotes inquiry and the application of research skills to satisfy personal curiosity

BOOK SPECIALIST

  • Provides reference and readers' advisory services to a diverse student and staff population
  • Provides book talks when requested 
  • Provide instruction in how to find and access resources in the physical library and online 
  • Helps with purchasing, organizing, and maintaining guided reading materials. 

PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR

  • Initiates, develops, and implements procedures for efficient operation and use of the library media center
  • Fosters a creative, flexible environment while providing access to the library media center
  • Develops, administers, and maintains the library collection through inventory, evaluation of materials, and selection of new resources 
  • Prepares and administers the library media budget
  • Assumes responsibility for long-range planning for the school's library media services
  • Supervises and instructs support staff and volunteers 
  • Catalogs and classifies books and other materials in accordance to accepted library practices
  • Establishes shelving and storage arrangements for all types of materials
  • Creates a library atmosphere that stimulates intellectual curiosity and initiates new library activities
  • Provides 24-7 access of materials through databases, eBooks, and library management software
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Job Requirements:

  • Current Maine Library Media Specialist Certification #071
  • Experience with automated circulation/cataloging systems, online information resources, Mac laptops, Window computers and iPads preferred
  • Experience as a library media specialist and/or classroom teacher desirable
  • Self-motivated, innovative collaborator
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required


Apply online:

https://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=2714839

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Reference Librarian (part-time), Springfield City Library, Springfield, MA

The Springfield City Library has a part-time opening at the Sixteen Acres Branch Library. This 18 ½ hour/week position pays $23.01 an hour, with a limited benefits package, for an annual salary of $22,135.36. Candidates should have an ALA-accredited MLS and some experience in a library setting. Be sure to upload a compelling cover letter when you apply atbit.ly/SAOct16. Or, go to the City's website, click on Employment Opportunities, and look for Reference Librarian.

The Springfield City Library seeks applications for a part-time librarian position at our forward-looking public library located in beautiful Springfield. Get excited about the possibilities of working in the city of Springfield by watching this video, then apply before midnight on Monday, October 3.
Apply to work at our Sixteen Acres Branch, with a focus on programs for adults and service to all ages: bit.ly/SAOct16

If you can embrace the attitude that "It's All Yours, Just Ask," please apply for this challenging position. We seek candidates who see the library as a place to help strengthen our city through strong connections and constructive dialogue. We are here to help community members find what they need, no matter who they are, where they come from, or what they're looking for, because the Springfield City Library is their place of connection to information and knowledge, culture, and community.

Job duties will include providing reference and reader's advisory service, creating and delivering programs, maintaining collections, and connecting the library to the community.

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Reference Instruction & Cooperative Purchasing Associate Director, Minitex, Minneapolis, MN

Minitex is seeking applicants for the position of Reference Instruction & Cooperative Purchasing Associate Director.

Minitex is a publicly supported consortium of academic, public, school and special libraries in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota that work cooperatively to enhance the libraries' services to their patron communities. Minitex's suite of services promotes effective delivery of needed information, partnerships, and sharing library resources. A joint program of the Office of Higher Education and the University of Minnesota, Minitex operates as a division of the
University Libraries, based at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus.

This Associate Director position reports to the Minitex Director and is responsible for providing organizational leadership, and directs the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM), the Cooperative Purchasing & Electronic Resources Services (CPERS), the Reference Outreach & Instruction (ROI), and the AskMN virtual reference programs. The position serves as one of Minitex' liaisons to the education, library, and workforce communities; leads coordination and negotiation of licenses to electronic resources and library products for Minitex participants; works cooperatively to facilitate opportunities for library staff to meet their continuing education and professional development needs. This position represents and speaks on behalf of Minitex in local, regional, and national meetings.

For a full job description and to apply please use the following link: http://z.umn.edu/ulib367

The position is available immediately and the application process is open until filled. Reference Job No. UL367 and Job ID# 312610 when applying.

Minitex is located on the West Bank of the Twin Cities Campus of the University of Minnesota. The West Bank is a unique and vibrant neighborhood of Minneapolis known for its music, restaurants, and international culture. The Twin Cities and Minnesota continue to top lists for best places to live, happiness, most literate cities, best parks, best biking trails, most theater seats per capita, and many more. The Twin Cities enjoy the best of all four seasons with plenty of outdoor and indoor activities.

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Archives and Research Assistant (part-time), Tufts University, Medford, MA

Tufts University's Digital Collections and Archives has an opening for a part-time Archives and Research Assistant available immediately. Applicants must be students currently enrolled in an Archives Management program with a graduation date of May 2017 or later, and have some knowledge or exposure to archives or special collection operations (through coursework or comparable experience). Applicants must be available to work Tuesdays and at least one other day per week Monday-Friday, 9-4:30.

Responsibilities include:

  • Public Services: researching and responding to reference requests by phone and email; welcoming, orienting, and monitoring researchers in the reading room; fulfilling scanning and other digitization requests for patrons; retrieving and reshelving materials.
  • Collections Management: surveying, arranging, and describing collections; enhancing existing collection description; rehousing and basic preservation activities; stabilizing born-digital records on obsolete media.
  • Exhibit design and preparation.
  • Occasional administrative and office support tasks.

Candidates should be capable of working fairly independently and comfortable juggling multiple tasks and demands. Excellent written and oral communication skills required. This is a graduate student position, so training will be provided, but relevant work experience is a plus. Compensation is $15 per hour for 15 hours a week. Please submit your application, consisting of cover letter and resume, to Adrienne Pruitt, Collections Management Archivist, at adrienne.pruitt@tufts.edu. In your cover letter, please indicate your availability, including days and hours you are available to work.

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Library Student Volunteer, Boston Latin Academy, Boston, MA

The Hapgood Library at Boston Latin Academy is looking for a volunteer pursuing a graduate degree in library science. The volunteer(s) will work once a week from 1:30-3:30 until June. Duties will include: assisting students, locating library resources, circulating materials and maintaining a safe and welcoming environment in the library. 

If interested, please forward a letter of interest and resume to Molly Lewis and/or Marta Estrada at hapgoodlibrary@gmail.com

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Access Services Specialist for Technology, Boston College, Boston, MA

The Access Services Specialist for Technology manages the O'Neill Library's lending technology program, develops marketing materials for the different service areas of Access services and provides general circulation services at the O'Neill Library information desk. The Specialist works Monday-Friday from 10:00am-6:00pm 

The Specialist is responsible for managing, organizing, assessing and expanding O'Neill Library's technology lending program. To do this effectively, the Specialist must:
  • Seek feedback from users about technologies they use, would like to use, and need
  • Research and make recommendations for the purchases based on user feedback, latest trends, changes in campus technology needs and replacement of antiquated or underused items
  • Educate users and staff about the technologies O'Neill Library lends
  • Train staff on proper check-in and maintenance procedures for lending technology
  • Manage the organization and flow of lending technology processes at the main desk and throughout Access Services
  • Research and implement methods to streamline lending technology processes 
  • Updates technology related Access Services section of the Library wiki. 
The Specialist is responsible for troubleshooting technology issues pertaining to the Access Services Technology Lending program. To do this effectively, the Specialist must:
  • Develop working relationships with the library's Technology Consultants (TCs) to assist in diagnosing and fixing immediate departmental and lending technology needs
  • Understand, diagnose, and fix common issues relating to lending technology 
  • Coordinated repairs or replacements of malfunctioning or damaged devices
  • Implementing technology management tools and techniques i.e. configurator
The Specialist is responsible for maintaining and updating the internal and external documents for Access Services. To do this effectively, the Specialist must 
  • Conduct an environmental scan to determine what information needs to be conveyed to library users 
  • Design informational material and update the library web pages
  • Create and maintain web pages related to O'Neill Library lending technology. 
The Specialist is responsible for promoting access-related to the greater Boston College Community. To do this effectively, the Specialist must:
  • Work with Access Service staff to discover which services need to be better promoted
  • Design and develop marketing materials for access-related services
  • Coordinate larger departmental programs and activities to promote services
  • Work with library staff to design materials upon request 
  • Work with the Marketing Access Services team to ensure that marketing and outreach efforts are appropriately targeted and complement the larger initiatives directed by the Head of Assessment and Outreach.
As a member of the Access Services department, the Specialist will also work at the O'Neill Library Circulation Desk. Tasks associated with working at the Circulation Desk include, charging and discharging library materials, instructing users in navigating the course reserves database to find the material on reserve for their courses; helping patrons find and identify materials online as well as in the book stacks; interpreting library policies and explaining services to users.

visit www.bc.edu/jobs to apply

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Interlibrary Loan Lending Specialist, Boston College, Boston, MA

The Interlibrary Loan Lending Specialist oversees the lending of library materials from all Boston College Libraries in compliance with the national Interlibrary Loan Code, established resource sharing agreements, and policies with other libraries and institutions both national and international. The Specialist is expected to work as a team member, understand the value of cooperating with other libraries to enhance local services, and have the flexibility to multi-task and problem solve in a fast paced environment. The Specialist should be committed to providing excellent customer service to both internal and external groups. As a member of the broader Access Services team, the Specialist will assist the circulation department four hours per week. The Specialist works Monday-Friday from 9:00am - 5:00pm 

The Interlibrary Loan Lending Specialist is responsible for managing the processing of lending requests in a busy interlibrary loan office. Tasks associated with this include: 
  • Processing lending requests using OCLC ILLiad, Odyssey, Rapid, IDS Worldshare, and Docline
  • Evaluating ILLiad queues to ensure that lending requests meet the 24 hour turnaround time
  • Prioritizing daily lending activities 
  • Responding to lending queries from borrowing libraries promptly and efficiently; Reviews lending processes and makes recommendations for improvements
  • Serving as a backup for the shipping of requested materials to other libraries in the absence of the shipping/mailing coordinator
The Specialist is responsible for billing and invoicing libraries for materials and services that we provide. This includes: 
  • Processing lending charges, 
  • Maintaining billing records in ILLiad;
  • Generating and processes invoices; 
  • Monitoring payments received through checks, credit cards EFTS; and IFM
  • Following up with libraries for unpaid invoices. 
The Specialist is also responsible for supervising the student employees who work in Interlibrary Loan. Tasks associated with this include
  • Interviewing and hiring student employees 
  • Creating the student schedule for lending, borrowing and scanning areas of interlibrary loan
  • Training student employees on processing lending requests
  • Assigning and directing the work of student employees working on lending requests
  • Monitoring student performance and attendance
  • Approving and submitting hours for students 
As a member of the Access Services department, the Specialist will also work at the O'Neill Library Circulation Desk. Tasks associated with working at the Circulation Desk include, charging and discharging library materials, instructing users in navigating the course reserves database to find the material on reserve for their courses; helping patrons find and identify materials online as well as in the book stacks; interpreting library policies and explaining services to users.

This position is a 35 week, 12 month per year permanent position. General hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00am-5:00pm. May be required to work 1-2 evening or weekend shift per semester
Visit www.bc.edu/jobs to apply

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Evening Circulation Services Supervisor, Boston College, Boston, MA

The Evening Circulation Services Supervisor reports to the Theology and Ministry Library Head Librarian and oversees the operations of circulation, reserves, copy/scan services, and general stacks maintenance in the evenings. This position also trains and supervises student employees.

Responsibilities
  • Manages, participates in, and assures smooth functioning of access services in the evenings
  • Assists with hiring, and trains and supervises student employees
  • Prepares materials for binding; receives, checks in, and shelves newly bound materials
  • Receives, checks in, and shelves current issues of periodicals
  • Updates catalog records as needed
  • End-processes new materials as needed
  • Works with the TML Head Librarian and the Circulation Services Supervisor to evaluate and set goals for access services.
  • Together with the Head Librarian and the Circulation Services Librarian plans, reviews, and revises procedures, polices and workflow as necessary
  • Maintains statistics and provides reports as needed
  • Liaises with BC Facilities Services staff regarding library physical plant issues.
  • Troubleshoots TML public-facing technology and submits IT support tickets as needed
  • Assists with stacks maintenance
  • Other related duties as assigned
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Collections Management Assistant, Boston College, Boston, MA

The John J. Burns Library holds extraordinary collections in the areas of Irish history, literature, and music, the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), Catholicism, American Catholic life, British Catholic authors, Boston history and politics, and the Boston College University Archives. The Boston College Libraries are committed to making Burns Library's special collections more widely known and used through research and digital scholarship, exhibitions and outreach programs, and curricular engagement.

The John J. Burns Library at Boston College is seeking a full-time Collections Management Assistant. Responsibilities include coordinating the retrieval, reshelving, and periodic inventorying of the rare book and archival collections held by Burns Library. Additional duties include maintenance of electronic cataloging records and performance of basic preservations tasks. The position reports to Burns Library technical services team and includes hiring and supervision part-time student assistants.

Bachelor's degree preferred. Additional qualifications include excellent time and project management skills; strong oral and written communications skills, including demonstrated ability to create technical and workflow documentation; keen attention to detail and ability to perform repetitive tasks with a superior degree of accuracy and efficiency. Ability to lift boxes up to 40 lbs. Prior experience working in an academic or research libraries or archives is desirable, but not required.
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Shelver/Public Service Assistant, Somerville Public Library, Somerville, MA

This position pays $11.24 per hour, and does not offer benefits.
  • Duties include working at the Central Library, East Branch Library, West Branch Library or as assigned, shelving library materials, photocopying and filing English curriculum materials, and other duties as required. 
  • Will learn certain basic circulation and service desk transactions and will back up service desks during assigned hours. 
  • Must be available weekdays, weeknights and Saturdays. Up to 19 hours per week. 
  • Must enjoy helping people and have excellent customer service abilities; must work with accuracy. Must be flexible, particularly concerning schedule.
  • Multilingual a plus.
Applications are available on-line at http://www.somervillema.gov/residents/job-postings. You may download the application or submit a cover letter and resume to:
City Hall Personnel Office
93 Highland Avenue
Somerville MA 02143
Fax: 617-666-4426
TTY: 1-866-808-4851
Email: employment_opportunities@somervillema.gov

City of Somerville residents are especially encouraged to apply.

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

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Digital Initiatives Librarian, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ

William Paterson University invites applications for a twelve month tenure-track library faculty position of Digital Initiatives Librarian with a rank of Librarian 3.  Reporting to the Head of Library Information Systems, the Digital Initiatives Librarian will:

  • Plan, develop and provide leadership for an institutional repository by reviewing existing library practices and analyzing needs and establishing policies and best practices for the long-term protection and access to digital materials. Digital collections formats includes text, image, audio-visual resources, and research data sets.
  • Collaborate and coordinate in planning, creating, and managing digital projects.
  • Implement quality control procedures.
  • Identify and collaborate with technical partners within the library, campus and consortial communities.
  • Participate in divisional and departmental planning projects, as well as the User Education and Liaison programs.  Service on Library, University, regional and national committees is expected, as appropriate.

Required:

  • ALA-accredited MLS, or equivalent is required for appointment.  Completion of a second Masters degree is required for tenure.
  • At least one year of demonstrated experience in organizing/managing an institutional repository, managing digital preservation projects, and metadata creation.
  • Excellent oral, written communication, interpersonal skills and a strong commitment to service and professional development.

Preferred Experience/Knowledge of:

  • Digital image file formats, file format conversion and image editing applications.
  • Developing web applications with at least one programming language and SQL.
  • Experience with grant planning, research, and writing. 

William Paterson University is a public institution of higher learning. The University offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate academic programs which range from liberal arts and sciences to pre-professional and professional programs; it enrolls nearly 11,500 students from across the country and from over 40 nations. The University is situated on a beautiful, 370 acres suburban campus in Wayne, New Jersey, just twenty miles west of New York City.  Information about the benefits provided to WPUNJ faculty can be found at:http://www.wpunj.edu/human-resources/payrollandEmployeeBenefits/employee-benefits-programs-and-services/faculty-and-non-teaching-professionals.dot .  The link to the Union agreement can be found at:http://www.cnjscl.org/AFT%20FT-PT%202011-2015%20Agreement.pdf#page=30&zoom=auto,70,734  

Candidates should submit a letter of application, CV, and contact information for three (3) professional references to Pamela Vovchuk at LibrarySearch@wpunj.edu or via mail to her at William Paterson University, 300 Pompton Road, Cheng Library, Wayne, NJ 07470. Electronic submission preferred. Must reference Job Code in letter of application. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.  For additional information about the University visitwww.wpunj.edu.

William Paterson University is an equal opportunity employer that actively values and supports diversity among faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

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(School) Library Management Intern, Boston Public Schools, Boston, MA

(School) is in parentheses because this position offers library program management engagement at the large institutional level.  The Boston Public Schools Library Services Director oversees 68 library staff in 53 schools.  The purpose of the Director of Library Services position is to strengthen the program, support the library team in the field, integrate library services with other BPS departments, manage a district wide budget and, most importantly provide equitable student access to library resources. Acquired skills and work experiences transfer to most LIS institutional practices.

The internship is located at the state-of-the-art BPS district offices in the Bolling Building, 2300 Washington Street, Boston MA.  School library visits with the Director of Library services are optional.

The intern position focus will include:

  • Reconstructing a district-wide library long range plan based on the MA Board of Library Commissioners LRP; 
  • Analyzing school library interlibrary loan usage in the Metro Boston Library Network in order to facilitate equitable BPS Library resource sharing;
  • Furthering the integration of the BPS library program within the district Strategy Team Program;
  • Recreating BPS Library Virtual Learning Commons web pages;
  • Other related tasks generated from the intern's interest and experience.

For more information, contact: Dr. Deborah Lang Froggatt

dfroggatt@bostonpublicschools.org

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Client Services Manager, IEEE Xplore Digital Library, United Arab Emirates

IEEE Client Services is looking for a new team member based in the United Arab Emirates. Please read the job description below and send your CV to r.berrington@ieee.org if you are qualified and interested!

For more information about our team, see www.ieee.org/go/clientservices

Job Summary: 

The overall purpose of this position is to build relationships with IEEE online customers, encouraging usage and educating researchers about IEEE content, the IEEE Xplore digital library, and other IEEE online platforms. This position is primarily responsible for supporting IEEE online customers in a designated region, providing training, outreach, promotional activities and programs to grow usage and communicate the value of IEEE information. While not a sales position, the CSM closely supports our international sales team, assisting with new customers, prospects and ensuring that libraries are well-supported. The role reports to IEEE's Director of Client Services. Candidates need to be living in Dubai or Abu Dhabi and be able to legally work in the U.A.E.

Essential Functions:

Specific duties include but are not limited to:

  • Support IEEE Global Sales in selected territory through programs of awareness, training, customer support and events.
  • Develop and implement programs and events that build customer relationships and drive IEEE usage and awareness for user communities, including librarians, engineers, researchers, students and faculty.  
  • Train librarians, end-users, regional sales staff and local dealers in effective use of the IEEE Xplore digital library and other electronic information products through on-site visits, phone support, email support, and internet conferencing
  • Contact top revenue customers regularly. Contact territory Account Managers and sales staff regularly to exchange customer info, knowledge of risky accounts, travel itineraries, and strategies.
  • Represent IEEE in designated territory by organizing complex events, such as University Partnership Program-sponsored activities, IEEE Xplore customer meetings, university/industry outreach programs, customized events, and public speaking opportunities
  • Assist with introductions of new products and platforms. Also, support customers during roll-out of new subscriptions and monitor usage to encourage promotion of new content or platforms
  • Travel as needed, for customer visits, conferences, training and awareness events.
  • Report customer feedback to product development and design teams through weekly reports and updates to customer request lists. Report issues that interfere with usage during regular feedback sessions.    
  • Build society awareness and loyalty and support IEEE membership marketing as needed
  • Participate in the creation of custom promotional and training materials, as needed
  • Meet regularly with manager and Client Services team in U.S. via internet conferencing.

Qualifications 

Education and Experience:

  • Master's degree in Library/Information Sciences strongly preferred.
  • English fluency required
  • Additional languages beneficial
  • Five years' experience in a university, corporate or government library preferred
  • Proven online search and demonstration expertise
  • Knowledge of information industry and library trends, methods and technologies

Skills & Other Requirements:

  • Excellent public speaking and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time, both locally and internationally
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently
  • Strong training experience required -- comfort with electronic information products and ability to demonstrate products one-on-one or for large audiences, both in-person and online, is critical
  • Ability to plan effective travel itineraries
  • In-depth understanding of the sales process and current market for high-end electronic subscription products.
  • Strong organizational skills; attention to detail
  • Experience with scientific digital libraries strongly desired.
  • PC skills: Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, WebEx

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Disclaimer: This job description outlines the general nature and key features performed by various positions that share the same job classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties and qualifications required of all employees assigned to the job. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or re-assign duties to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodations or other business reasons. 

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Temporary Senior Substitute, Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge, MA

Full Time Temporary working approximately 37.5 hour per week until March, 2017. Schedule will be Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays 8:30am-5:00pm and Tuesdays, 12:30pm-9:00pm. The position will alternate Wednesdays and Saturdays, 8:30am-5:00pm every other week. Flexibility needed.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Performs public service desk coverage at the Main Library and all branches, as needed. This position will mostly provide coverage for the Borrower Services department in the Main Library.

  • Provides substitute coverage mostly at the Main Library Borrower Services department
  • Performs functions related to circulation: check-outs, check-ins, reserves, renewals, fine assessment and collection, over dues, and similar related tasks
  • Provides outstanding and engaging customer service to the public
  • Assists borrowers in locating books and materials and, when necessary, refers them to other staff members
  • Shelves materials and reads shelves as needed
  • Processes deliveries - moving and unloading bins and checking-in items
  • Any other duties required for the good of the library

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • High school diploma or high school equivalency required. A Bachelor's degree or coursework beyond the high school level is desirable. Library experience is strongly preferred
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Ability and willingness to be a strong team player and treat colleagues with courtesy and respect
  • Ability to exhibit a positive attitude in all situations
  • Ability to handle the unexpected and stay calm and professional under pressure
  • Working knowledge of basic public library concepts and resources
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions accurately and thoroughly
  • Tact. Patience. Maturity.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time to use computer workstations, including keyboard and visual display terminal. Strength to push or pull a loaded book cart which can weigh in excess of 100 pounds on level floor and up ramp, to lift or maneuver onto cart loads of up to 50 pounds, and to carry cartons of books. Must be able to pay close attention to details and concentrate on work. Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities to permit effective communication. Sufficient vision or other powers of observation to permit employee to read books and patron requests. Sufficient manual dexterity to permit the employee to type and record library files. Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes to permit the employee to re-shelve library materials and work at public service desks. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to person essential functions.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

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

RATE: $ 15.04 per hour

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Internal applicants submit a job bidding form and 2 copies of both your resume and letter of interest; external applicants submit both your resume and letter of interest by 8pm on the closing date via email to: employment@cambridgema.gov or to Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02139. Fax 617-349-4312.

THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. WOMEN, MINORITIES, VETERANS, AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. CITY OF CAMBRIDGE RESIDENTS ARE ESPECIALLY ENCOUARGE TO APPLY.

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Patron Services Assistant (Part Time), Social Law Library, Boston, MA

Library Unit: Patron Services (Collection Maintenance, Circulation, Document Delivery)
Immediate Supervisor: Assistant Director of Library &amp; Research Services

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.
  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.

Position Requirements:

Education: Bachelor's degree and current enrollment in a library science program also required.

Experience: Prior library experience using Innovative's Millennium or Sierra ILS; law library experience preferred. 

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.

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 in shifts of no fewer than 3 hours between 8 am and 8 pm Monday through Friday - a minimum of two closing shifts (til 8 PM) is required. Specific days and hours to be mutually agreed upon with the Assistant Director of Library &amp; Research Services. Regular attendance is required; a fixed schedule must be maintained.

Compensation: $15 per hour

Contact: Submit letter of interest and resume to:
Kirsten Leary, Assistant Director of Library & Research Services
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

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Adult Services Librarian, Wells Public Library, Wells, ME

The Town of Wells is seeking an energetic and creative professional with knowledge of and passion for adult library services to fill the role of Adult Services Librarian at the Wells Public Library, a cherished community resource for the town and one of Southern Maine's foremost public libraries. The Wells Public Library has active and supportive Board of Trustees and Friends group, as well as the dedicated staff and volunteers, who all contribute to a stimulating and positive work environment.

The Adult Services Librarian is a key member of the staff and manages the adult non-fiction and reference collections, as well as answers reference questions; assists the Library Director with technology initiatives at the Library; provides adult programming and training; and performs other related duties as assigned. This is a Part Time, benefit eligible position working on average 36 hours per week. The Town of Wells offers competitive pay, benefit package including health, dental, STD, Life Ins, vision, FSA and an incentive based Wellness program.

The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal, customer service and community outreach skills in order to interact with patrons of all ages, build strong programs and to maintain effective working relationships with other staff; strong communication skills; and excellent organizational and technology skills.

Minimum Requirements: Graduate of a four year college; a Master's degree in Library Science from a program accredited with the American Library Association preferred; three to five (3-5) years of related work experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Application/Deadline: Please submit letter of interest, resume and completed employment application to Human Resources Director on or before 5pm Oct 12, 2016. The complete job description and applications are available from the town website: www.wellstown.org, or at the Human Resources office at Town Hall, 208 Sanford Road, Wells, ME 04090. Please email submissions to hr@wellstown.org, or mail or deliver to the HR at the Town Hall address.

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Legacy Projects Project Intern, Sasaki Associates, Watertown, MA

Education: Intern working on graduate degree in archives or library studies, and must have completed the 438 internship course.

Compensation: $18/hour

Hours: Maximum 20 hours per week; the position is for 9 months to 1 year, with the possibility of extension.

Job Description: This internship is an opportunity to experience working in a corporate archives setting, where standard archival practice requires some adjustment in order to effectively address the needs a narrower and less traditional user community. This intern would have the opportunity to process a collection from start to finish. Based on the intern's ambition and interest they can select to process either one large project (~60 linear feet) or two smaller projects (~15-20 linear feet each). Through processing these design records, the intern will learn about the myriad of challenges related to design records; including the wide range of preservation issues that both the physical and digital records pose. The intern will produce a complete DACS compliant finding aid, and a comprehensive MARC record for the library's catalog.

A few examples of the larger projects available are: Dallas Arts District, Skidaway Island, and Reston Town Center. Similarly, a few examples of smaller projects available include: the John Deere Headquarters, Greenacre Park, and the University of Illinois. 

Sasaki Associates, a 63-year- old architecture and design firm located in Watertown, MA, has a significant collection of project records in a variety of formats. The firm's archives were established as a priority in 2014. With a wide breadth of project types and project record mediums, the holdings pose interesting description and preservation opportunities. While the firm has smoothly transitioned its workflow to digital formats, the first 50 years of the company's history remain in analog formats, most of which still requires processing to make them available for active reference or use.

Requirements:

Completion of at least the introductory courses in archives principles and practices via an accredited library science program is preferred. Good communication and organization skills are critical, as well as the ability to prioritize and to be flexible. Strong computer skills and an interest in architecture and design records are a plus.

Application deadline is 10/01/2016.

Applications should be addressed to:
Aliza Leventhal, Corporate Librarian/Archivist at librarian@sasaki.com

Applications should include:

  1. Current resume
  2. Cover letter
  3. A list of 2-3 references

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Archives Volunteer, Fenway High School Archives, Boston, MA

The Fenway High School Archives documents the history and founding of Fenway High School, one of the first pilot schools in Boston. Fenway High has a rich history, from its founding in 1983 to today. The Archives includes documents, administrative records, curriculum materials, student publications, yearbooks, relevant news articles, photographs, and some relevant artifacts. Housed in the library, it is a closed collection with access granted upon requests.

The Fenway High School Library is located in a newly renovated school building, approximately a 15 minute walk from Simmons in Mission Hill.  Due to the move to a new building, an influx of materials came into the archives. These materials need to be processed and added to the existing collection, along with total organization of the archives room itself. We are seeking a SLIS student interested in volunteering time to applying archival practices in a small, specialized archives. Ideally, a volunteer determines a block of time, one day a week, that they can commit to for the semester.

Requirements: Flexibility, energy, and ability to work independently. Archives experience is not necessary, however completion of LIS 438 is required. Prior experience working with and around high school students is helpful, as the processing will be happening in a busy school library.

Please email a letter of interest to: Bonnie McBride, Information & Media Specialist: bmcbride@fenwayhs.org

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Cataloging Bibliographer, Yankee Book Peddler, Contoocook, NH

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

Primary Responsibilities:
(The following statements describe the general nature of work being performed in this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties. Additional duties may be assigned by Management):

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

Role-Based Competencies:

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

Cultural Competencies:

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

Requirements:

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

Preferred Qualifications:
KNOWLEDGE:

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

ABILITIES:

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

SKILLS:

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

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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

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Assistant Director for Customer Service and Administration, Colby College, Waterville, ME

The Colby Libraries seeks an Assistant Director for Customer Service and Administration to ensure the Libraries provides the highest degree of services, resources and support to the Colby community. The Assistant Director for Customer Service and Administration functions as the team leader overseeing the operations of Colby's three libraries. Reporting to the Director of Libraries, the Assistant Director is responsible for managing an expansive portfolio of projects and programs, and a team of four staff members. The Assistant Director serves as a key member of the Libraries' leadership team, providing high-level oversight/coordination of the Colby Libraries' access services, customer service excellence, facilities, and marketing. The Assistant Director participates in all aspects of the Libraries' work through collaboration with the Libraries' four other teams. He/she builds strong relationships with other learning partners in the Libraries (Academic ITS, Center for Arts and the Humanities, Center for Teaching and Learning, and the Writing Program), as well as the Dean of Students office, Campus Life, Security, and Physical Plant department.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the public service desks for Miller Library, Science Library, and Bixler Art and Music Library; oversee circulation and reserve services
  • Supervise three library coordinators and one library administrative assistant; develop a cohesive and supportive team, identify goals, and utilize project management techniques to achieve them
  • Focus on customer service excellence in support of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and visitors
  • Help develop and deliver training to student assistants
  • Work with counterparts in CBB, Maine InfoNet, and NExpress, and other resource sharing partners in facilitating coordination of circulation policies and procedures
  • Work closely with library administrative assistant on hosting events in the Libraries
  • Liaise and collaborate with other library group leaders to facilitate project work, daily workflow, and the Libraries' strategic direction
  • Participate in the library leadership team along with other group leaders and the library director in clear decision making processes, regarding budget, policy, planning, and strategic directions
  • Collaborate with library building partners (Academic ITS, Center for the Arts and Humanities, Center for Teaching and Learning, and the Writing Program)
  • Coordinate with campus security on building security and safety
  • Work with the Dean of Students Office, Campus Life, and Student Government in areas which intersect with the Libraries
  • Manage centralized library events calendar assisted by library administrative assistant
  • Coordinate and support the Libraries marketing initiatives
  • Serve as the primary contact between the Libraries and the Physical Plant department
  • Manage centralized work order submission and building maintenance issues
  • Coordinate the annual budget requests for facilities projects, furniture, and equipment
  • Review, with the Director, large scale physical plant proposals and other special projects in library facilities
  • Coordinate the Libraries' disaster planning efforts
  • Perform additional duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree or the equivalent in education and experience
  • Previous experience in a public service role in academic library
  • Marketing skills, as well as an understanding of effective graphic design and branding principles and the use of the internet as a medium of communication
  • Experience with an integrated library system
  • Experience supervising staff
  • Excellent communication, analytical, and strategic thinking skills
  • Proven organizational skills including experience independently overseeing complex projects and programs
  • Demonstrated computer skills with working knowledge of all applications in Microsoft Office, e-mail and network applications
  • Strong, self-motivated work ethic and a proven ability to lead
  • Appreciation for the value of a liberal arts education and of diverse cultures, backgrounds, and experiences
  • Must possess creative initiative, flexibility, and high motivation
  • Proven ability to work independently and as a member of a team, exercise discretion, and work collaboratively as a member of a diverse community
  • Valid driver's license required and must meet the College's Fleet Safety guidelines

KEY RELATIONSHIPS:

This position interacts with students, faculty and staff, alumni, and outside constituencies.

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

General open office and campus environment. Position involves sitting, although frequent movement is necessary. Walking, standing, bending, and twisting required. Computer usage involving repetitive hand/wrist motion is also necessary. Lifting up to 30 lbs. may be necessary.

TO APPLY:

Interested candidates should apply electronically by clicking the "Apply Now" button on the Colby College website. Please submit a letter of interest including salary requirements, resume, and the contact information of three professional references.

Materials should be addressed to: 
Assistant Director for Customer Service and Administration - Search Committee Office of Human Resources
Colby College
5500 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, ME 04901-8855

A review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Priority will be given to applications received by October 13, 2016. For a full description of the position, please visit http://www.colby.edu/administration_cs/humanresources/employment/asstdir_custserv_admin_9_2016.cfm

Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes employment decisions on the basis of the individual's qualifications to contribute to Colby's educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate in its educational programs or employment on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or military or veteran's status Colby is an equal opportunity employer and operates in accordance with federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution's education programs and activities.  Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby's Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights.  We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college.

For more information about the College, please visit our website: www.colby.edu.

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Part-Time Floater Reference Librarian, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

Basic Function:

Under supervision, and within the framework of Library policies and practices, participates in services including reference services, to a diverse population characteristic of an urban setting, at various locations in Central or branch libraries as assigned. Also includes the performance of various tasks requiring broad professional knowledge of literature, bibliographic sources and principles of information delivery and services.

Reports to: Assistant Neighborhood Services Manager, Manager of Reference & Instruction Services or designee

Home location: Central Library or branch as designated

Assigned location: To be determined as needed by designated public services manager in consultation with other public services managers. While at assigned location shall report to Department Head, Branch Librarian, or ranking staff member.

Supervises: As assigned, pre-professional and/or support staff

Typical duties and responsibilities:

Under supervision performs the following:

  1. Provides reference service to the public by responding to requests for information made in person, by telephone, by fax, email, mail, or over the Internet and answering such requests by using informational resources in all formats, including print, electronic, microform and others.
  2. Provides service to adults, young adults and children as assigned through personal consultations, readers' advisory services, outreach and programs.
  3. Assists patrons by instructing them in the use of information resources and by identifying appropriate resources, whether owned by the Library or elsewhere.
  4. Assists in the selection of materials.
  5. Promotes the use of Library resources by developing bibliographies, preparing written descriptions, organizing programs, mounting exhibits, and conducting instructional sessions.
  6. Actively participates in system-wide committees; recommends and/or plans improvements in library services.
  7. Continuously expands professional knowledge of the Library's resources and other relevant sources in order to assist library patrons efficiently and effectively.
  8. Commits to keeping current in the best practices of the profession by taking advantage of training and development activities, by reading professional literature, and by participating in professional activities.
  9. Performs other related and/or comparable duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

A bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university and a master's degree in library science from an accredited library school. In exceptional instances, specialized education, training and/or experience may be substituted for part or all of the educational requirements. Broad subject knowledge and competency in world languages desirable; knowledge of popular literature, basic bibliographic tools and sources; knowledge of excellent reference techniques; strong commitment to public services; 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.

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Institutional Archivist, LaGuardia Community College (CUNY), New York, NY

FACULTY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

LaGuardia Community College is seeking an Institutional Archivist Librarian responsible for organizing, maintaining, and providing access - both physical and digital - to the Institutional Archives of the College. The Institutional Archivist acquires material for the Archives including photographs, course proposals, memos, correspondences, and other documents relating to the internal functions of the College. In addition, the Institutional Archivist provides instruction and reference services to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and others through a variety of in-person and remote methods; serves as a liaison to assigned departments; and participates in collection development. The Institutional Archivist manages the daily operation of the Institutional Archives, provides access to the physical collection, and leads its digitization program.

Library faculty are expected to provide research support to faculty, students, and staff in person and one-on-one consultations, and via e-mail and chat; participate in the Library's instruction program; and collaborate in developing collections and acquiring materials in all formats and media. Faculty review Library usage patterns and make recommendations regarding services; assist in developing and monitoring Library policies and user service standards; and supervise and/or train staff, students, and others assigned to the Library. Duties may include some weekend and evening hours. Library faculty are expected to perform related duties as assigned. Research and publication are expected for tenure and promotion.

Assistant Professor: Supports a college library through providing in-depth consultation with students and faculty and collaboration for the ongoing improvement of instructional programs and practices. Pursues an active scholarly agenda, performs supervisory duties, and participates in college-and university-wide programs and committees as assigned. 

Instructor: Supports a college library through providing in-depth consultation with students and faculty and collaboration for the ongoing improvement of instructional programs and practices.

LaGuardia Community College, located in Long Island City, Queens, educates more than 50,000 New Yorkers annually through degree, certificate, and continuing education programs. Our guiding principle Dare To Do More reflects our belief in the transformative power of education--not just for individuals, but for our community and our country--creating pathways for achievement and safeguarding the middle class. LaGuardia is a national voice on behalf of community colleges, where half of all US college students study. Part of the City University of New York (CUNY), the College reflects the legacy of our name sake, Fiorello H. LaGuardia, the former NYC mayor beloved for his championing the underserved. Since our doors opened in 1971, our programs regularly become national models for pushing boundaries to give people of all backgrounds access to a high quality, affordable college education. We invite you to join us in imagining what our students, our community, and our country can become. Visit www.LaGuardia.edu to learn more.

QUALIFICATIONS

All titles require a Master's in Library Science (MLS), Master's in Library Information Studies (MLIS), or closely related discipline from an ALA-accredited institution.

For appointment as Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, a second graduate degree is required.

Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

A minimum of two years' worth of experience within an academic library or archive; experience accessioning and processing institutional collections and creating metadata; and familiarity with digital archive technologies. The ideal candidate will have a record of demonstrated experience providing reference and instruction to undergraduate students; excellent interpersonal skills; strong written and verbal communication skills; demonstrated ability to work effectively with students, faculty, staff, and colleagues in a multicultural environment; Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

COMPENSATION

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs.  We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

Salary is commensurate with education and experience. 

HOW TO APPLY

From our job posting system, select "Apply Now", create or log in to a user account, and provide the requested information.  If you are viewing this posting from outside our system, access the employment page on our web site and search for this vacancy using the Job ID or Title.  [http://www.cuny.edu/employment/jobsearch.html]

Candidates should provide a CV/resume and statement of scholarly interests and three professional references.

CLOSING DATE - October 7, 2016

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply.  At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups.  Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

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Tween/Teen Librarian, Hollis Social Library, Hollis, NH

The Hollis Social Library in Hollis, NH is seeking a creative, energetic and enthusiastic candidate to join our small, yet mighty, team as a Tween/Teen Librarian. We're looking for someone who isn't afraid to try new things and loves hanging out with the after-school crowd. Under the supervision of the Library Director, the Tween/Teen Librarian will develop and maintain the collection, create a welcoming and inviting culture for young adults in our small town library, and develop and execute dynamic youth programs.

Duties:

  • Maintain, develop and catalog collection materials for the Youth and Young Adult Collection and provide reader's advisory services.
  • Manage the collection development of print and digital materials for youth and young adults. 
  • Plan and conduct programming and outreach duties for tweens and teens.
  • Collaborate with community schools and organizations and act as an advocate for youth literacy.
  • Deliver excellent service to patrons and cover circulation desk when needed.
  • This position is 20 hours per week. The candidate is expected to work one evening per week and one weekend per month.
  • Supervising library assistants during weekend hours.

Qualifications:

  • Must have significant library experience or MLIS coursework in the following areas: cataloging, collection development, and databases. MLIS preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to relate to patrons and staff with a friendly, courteous and professional manner required.
  • Experience and interest in working with youth ages 10 to 18, and knowledge of corresponding library services and materials.
  • Strong computer skills with interest in learning new technology
  • Must be capable of lifting and carrying up to 35 pounds. Duties require frequent walking, stooping and kneeling.

Salary: 16.00/hr.

Closing Date: candidates will be considered until the position is filled.

Please submit your resume and cover letter: 
Ms. Laura England, Library Director
Hollis Social Library
P.O. Box 659
Hollis, NH 03049

Or

E-mail: director@hollislibrary.org


Substitute Librarian, Wellesley Free Library, Wellesley, MA

The Wellesley Free Library seeks cheerful customer service professionals to work in the Children's and/or Reference Department as substitute librarians on an "as needed" basis. The principal work is to provide direct customer service to patrons, deliver accurate information with a smile, assist in research and technology instruction, provide informed reader's advisory service and utilize sound judgment. Other duties unique to each department may be assigned. The hourly rate is $23.50 and the position is not benefit eligible. Requires: completion of applicable coursework in an MLS degree program or an equivalent combination of education and experience; strong customer service skills; and demonstrated knowledge of effective customer service techniques. 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.gov by October 3, 2016. AA/EOE

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

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

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

The residency has the following goals and objectives:

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

DELIVERABLES

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

TIMEFRAME

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

Workpackage one: information gathering

Late September 2016

Familiarisation sessions, Washington DC, with Primary and Secondary Mentors

October-November 2016

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

November-December 2016

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

December 2016

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

Workpackage two: principles and framework development

January-March 2017

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

Workpackage three: testing and implementation phase

April-September 2017

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

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

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

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

Including the papers of George I, II, III, and IV and William IV, as well as other members of the Royal Family, politicians, courtiers and the Privy Purse, the Programme promises to deepen our understanding and provide new insights into Britain&#39;s role in the world, its relationships with other European states, colonial America and the United States of America, as well as the Enlightenment, science, food, art collecting and patronage, life at court and the education of royal children. Careful checking has revealed that only 15% of the 350,000 pages have ever been published before. This will be augmented with a further 100,000 pages of manuscript material from the Royal Library.

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

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

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

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

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

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

TRAVEL AND ACCCOMODATION

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

INFRASTRUCTURE AND HARDWARE

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

HOW TO APPLY Application deadline is Sept. 16

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

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

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Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Resources & Content Strategies, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA

Lead the UCSB Library Scholarly Resources & Content Strategies programs and explore new strategies providing scholarly information to support research and teaching missions; increase the visibility of the Library's distinctive collections and their research value; align resources with the UCSB's campus's teaching and research mission; and facilitate discovery and use of data created and published by UCSB researchers and scholars. The University of California, Santa Barbara, one of ten campuses of the University of California system, seeks a successful Associate University Librarian (AUL) who will provide leadership and program oversight of key programs and services committed to the activities of UCSB researches and scholars. The AUL will set library-wide policy for collection development, data curation, digitization initiatives, scholarly communications, licensing, acquisitions, and preservation. Teamwork is essential-the chosen candidate will work collaboratively with faculty, subject librarians, collections staff, the California Digital Library (to provide access to electronic resources meeting the UCSB's needs), sister UC campuses and other cooperative partners. The AUL will convene ad hoc or functional groups to work creatively together with all staff engaged in collection issues. A key new project will be exploring new ways to strengthen collaborative collection development, shared collections, and c-investments for content needed by UCSB researchers and scholars.

Responsibilities. With five direct reports and 45FTE personnel, the Associate University Librarian reports to the University Librarian. Key responsibilities include: establishing criteria of excellence and effectiveness for all aspects of the Library's intellectual content--collection building, digital initiatives, and access to collections; mobilizing and supporting staff to meet criteria through shared processes and practices; managing the information resources budget and serving as key spokesperson for collections to faculty, students and other patrons; providing campus wide leadership working closely with faculty and colleagues charting a sustainable future for scholarly communications; and supervising and providing strategic direction to the Library's Acquisition & Resource Management Services, Cataloging and Metadata, Collection Development, Digital Services and Scholarly Communication departments. The AUL shares decision making authority for personnel actions, resource management, and policy development. The AUL also represents the Library in the appropriate University, regional and national bodies and contributes through publications, formal presentations, and professional participation.

Qualifications. Required qualifications include: an ALA-accredited MLIS or equivalent degree with relevant experience; significant work experience in an academic research library; demonstrated understanding of building research collections; demonstrated leadership fostering partnerships; demonstrated understanding of scholarly communication issues and new models shaping future publishing; proven management experience in a complex, multi-functional library; superior interpersonal skills and team builder; ability to work in a diverse setting with diverse staff and campus communities; a strong commitment to staff development; and superior analytical and problem solving skills. Preferred qualifications include:second Master's degree and/or Doctorate; playing a responsible role in acquisitions and collections; experience with digital scholarship, data-intensive research support, data curation, and digital initiatives and preservation; library fundraising efforts, and a significant record of publications and/or presentation experience. Compensation. The position offers a starting salary range of $99,100 to $178,500 and an attractive benefits package

UCSB is one of only sixty-one research intensive institutions elected to membership in the Association of American Universities. The Library is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity, innovation, and collaboration with a vision to be the premier scholar resource and information leader advancing UCSB's mission of research, teaching and service to California and beyond. The Library is actively engaged with partners to provide extensive resources and services to advance information discovery for research, scholarship and creativity in a dynamically evolving teaching and learning environment. The Library's collections of 3 million volumes and 6 million non-print and digital resources supports undergraduate and graduate programs in thirty-three academic areas. The Library takes pride in providing outstanding service. For additional information on the Library, the University and the region, please visit UC Santa Barbara Links.

For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates via email or phone. To start the application process, send an in-depth cover letter and your curriculum vitae as Word or pdf attachments to Jobeth Bradbury (jobethbradbury@bradburymiller.com) on or before the closing date of October 30, 2016. Appointment and/or continued employment is contingent on successful completion of a background check.

The Library is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action 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.

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Facilities Administrator, MIT Libraries, Cambridge, MA

The MIT Libraries seek an energetic and service-oriented individual to manage facilities maintenance and support of library spaces across multiple campus locations and to participate in planning and renovation initiatives. This is an exciting opportunity for someone seeking to exercise and develop project and facilities management skills in a dynamic and fast-paced higher education community.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Facilities Administrator oversees repair and maintenance services for library spaces, collaborating with library staff in the development and execution of processes for effective space management, including monitoring of cleaning, maintenance, repair, and improvement issues. As the Libraries' primary advocate, the Administrator escalates issues through the MIT Facilities and external vendor/contractor hierarchies as needed, communicating the impact of facilities issues on the Libraries' service to the community. The Administrator serves as primary contact and gatekeeper for library facilities, collaborates with library staff in coordinating safety and security issues, and serves as the Libraries' Safety Officer and representative on MIT's Emergency Operations Committee. As liaison to vendors and service providers, the Facilities Administrator communicates frequently in writing and in person with relevant parties to provide notification and clarification of issues and status reports. The Administrator represents the Libraries on relevant space-related project teams; functions as an internal project manager on space projects, collaborating with MIT Facilities' project managers; assists in planning and the allocation of space for short-term needs; and supports and participates in the development of program needs and long-term space planning. The Administrator also coordinates and facilitates office moves and installations of equipment and furnishings. Administrative responsibilities of the Facilities Administrator include assisting with preparation of space change requests, maintaining library space inventory, tracking facilities-related expenses, and, in collaboration with other library stakeholders, developing and implementing appropriate metrics to measure and manage the effectiveness of library facilities.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS include some combination of: College-level degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. Three years direct or related experience. Ability to manage and prioritize competing demands and deadlines, and to negotiate as needed with multiple stakeholders. Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to collaborate and work successfully across organizational boundaries and with a diverse community. Strong problem solving skills and ability to research and explore facilities-related issues or products. Facility with Microsoft Word, Excel, and willingness to learn new software as needed. Role requires on-call status for emergencies in library spaces, frequent early morning hours for consults or to provide contractor access, and occasional evening and weekend on-site hours for event set-up. Strongly preferred - Experience working in higher education. Experience working with external vendors. Experience managing projects including the ability to communicate project schedules, deliverables, and dependencies with team members.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Minimum $60,000. Actual salary will depend on qualifications and experience. MIT offers excellent benefits including a choice of health and retirement plans, a dental plan, tuition assistance, and fully subsidized MBTA passes for local bus and subway service. The MIT Libraries afford a flexible and collegial working environment and foster professional growth of staff with management training and travel funding for professional meetings.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Apply online at: http://careers.mit.edu/. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by October 11, 2016. Application must include cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references. MIT is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community and particularly welcomes applications from qualified women and minority candidates. Professionals who enthusiastically embrace the empathy, courage, self-reflection and respect of a multi-cultural, diverse and inclusive workplace, and who strive to incorporate those values in their work and interactions are encouraged to apply.

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Head of Archives and Special Collections, Emerson College, Boston, MA

Job Objective: The Head of Archives and Special Collections is responsible for all aspects of archival administration of the College Archives, Special Collections, and American Comedy Archives. They provide leadership and vision for the department and oversee all activities including collection development, access and preservation; reference, outreach, and instruction; and records management. The Head is actively involved in donor cultivation, grant writing, and fundraising.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Education (including hardware, software, and equipment):

  • A Master's degree in Library Science or Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited institution with an Archives concentration or coursework in the areas of archives management, preservation/conservation, care of non-print collections and records management
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills and ability to work effectively with culturally diverse users and colleagues
  • Familiarity with digital preservation, archive management and access systems
  • Knowledge of the principals of archival arrangement and description
  • Familiarity with the principles of records management, the development of records schedules and maintaining a college-wide records management program
  • Familiarity with indexing and database construction and management
  • Ability to operate a computer and familiarity with Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel

Preferred /Desirable Knowledge, Skills and Education (including hardware, software, and equipment):

  • Knowledge of metadata schemas and their application to digital collections
  • including Dublin Core, METS, MODS, PREMIS, and VRAcore
  • Knowledge of oral history principles and best practices
  • Ability to operate a scanner and familiarity with Adobe Acrobat and Photoshop
  • Experience curating and installing displays

Required Prior Work Experience: At least three years of successful and increasingly responsible professional experience in special collections and/or archives working in an academic or institutional archives

  • Experience working with electronic records and digital collections
  • Experience conducting oral history interviews
  • Knowledge of intellectual property issues related to archives, libraries, and special collections and copyright issues associated with print and digital technologies.
  • Knowledge of preservation issues and practices for both analog and digital collections.
  • Experience Fundraising/grant writing

https://emerson.peopleadmin.com/postings/12780

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

Summary

Under the direction of the Associate Director of Collections Management and Resource Sharing Operations, as a member of the Access Services team, the Access Services Resource Sharing Specialist is responsible for borrowing materials on behalf of Harvard patrons and providing access to Harvard Library collections for the use by other libraries and individuals worldwide in an efficient, timely and cost effective manner through the use of resource sharing tools and best practices. Note: This is a temporary position.

Duties and Responsibilities:

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

Basic Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent education required
  • Demonstrated experience showing attention to detail and excellent organizational skills
  • Computer skills must include Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel

Additional Requirements:

  • College Degree preferred.
  • Working knowledge of HOLLIS, OCLC, online catalogs, bibliographic databases and resource sharing software and associated tools.
  • Reading knowledge of a foreign language preferred.
  • Sensitivity to working in a diverse user environment.
  • Ability to solve problems effectively and exercise discerning judgment.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple task in a high paced environment and work productively in a team environment with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to perform repetitive work tasks with overall accuracy, effectiveness, and attention to detail and outstanding organizational skills required.
  • Must be energetic, flexible, and team oriented.
  • Demonstrated aptitude for problem solving and performing neat, detailed, accurate work required.
  • Excellent attendance record, punctuality, reliability, and the ability to work well with others.
  • Frequent use of a computer keyboard, mouse, apd barcode scanner
  • This position involves regularly lifting and moving loads weighing in excess of 50 pounds.
  • This position requires bending, squatting, stretching and climbing small step stools when needed to retrieve books. There may be limited exposure to dust and mold as this position is sitting in a library setting.

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.

To apply:

Send a cover letter and resume to harvardlibraryhr@harvard.edu, with the subject line 'Temporary Resource Sharing Specialist'.

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Part-time Archives Assistant, MIT Institute Archives and Special Collections, Cambridge, MA

20 hrs per week, Monday-Friday, flexible between 9am-4pm, $15 per hour
Paid through MITemps/TAMS
Available: Now through end of December, 2016
E-mail resume and cover letter addressed to Hiring Manager, gsuiter@mit.edu

The MIT Institute Archives and Special Collections houses one of the premier collections on the history of science and technology in the United States. The Archives Assistant will work under the direction of an experienced archives staff on archival and manuscript collections to improve access to those collections.

Tasks will vary, but may include:

Collections:

  • Creating folder or container lists
  • Re-housing
  • Data entry using Archivists' Toolkit / ArchiveSpace
  • Describing the content of series or collections
  • Assist staff with office visits to pack and transfer materials

Other tasks critical to the maintenance of the collections and dissemination of information about them may be performed.

Required:

Ability to work independently and with a team important. Accuracy and an eye for detail very important. Knowledge of professional archival practices and procedures. Must be able to lift record carton size boxes (up to 40 lbs.). 

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

Please send cover letter and resume by email to:

Greta Suiter
gsuiter@mit.edu
http://libraries.mit.edu/archives/

No phone calls, please.

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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 preferred. A CORI will be required for the successful candidate. $22.49/hr. to start. AA/EOE.

Resumes received by October 11 will receive priority.

Please send a resume and cover letter to Karen Tobin at tobink@sudbury.ma.us

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User Research Center Lab Manager, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

Auto req ID: 40505BR
Business Title: User Research Center Lab Manager
School/Unit: Harvard Library
Location: Cambridge, MA
Department: Harvard Library Administration
Salary Grade: 55
Exempt/Non‐Exempt: Non‐exempt
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Hours per Week: 35
End Date if Term Appointment: 6/20/17

Summary

The User Research Center (URC) at Harvard Library seeks a Lab Manager to provide point‐of‐need support for library staff using equipment in the URC. The URC provides equipment, space, and training resources for library staff to perform systematic, forward‐thinking, and user‐centered assessments of library services, spaces, and digital resources. The person in this role will oversee the asset management and online documentation for the URC and will supervise student lab assistants. Occasional evening or weekend work may be required. This position reports to the Library UX Specialist. This is a term position that ends June 30, 2017.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage the security, maintenance, and inventory of URC technology equipment.
  • Oversee day‐to‐day operations of the URC including space reservations and event planning.
  • Track statistics on both lab equipment and lab space usage.
  • Provide support for recruiting participants for URC studies.
  • Liaise with Harvard University IT for technology support and software upgrades.
  • Manage purchasing needs for the URC including technology and office supply purchases.
  • Support data analysis and report creation activities.
  • Promote secure data collection and storage.
  • Manage the internal documentation wiki and the public URC website.
  • Provide clients of the URC with basic technology hardware/software training on relevant tools.
  • Assist in the creation of video clips from usability studies and other research‐ related recordings. 
  • Oversee scheduling, workload, and training of student staff.
  • Provide back‐up support for student staff around basic troubleshooting and space booking when needed.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and 2‐3 years' experience required.
  • Experience providing excellent customer service.
  • Familiarity with the research process and user experience research.
  • Comfortable with Mac and PC operating systems.
  • Experience working in teams and managing competing priorities.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Proficiency with Photoshop and experience creating professional marketing materials.
  • Experience creating online surveys in tools such as Qualtrics, Survey Monkey, or Google Forms.
  • Knowledge of HTML/CSS/Javascript.

In the course of 375 years, Harvard's Library has grown from a single collection of 400 volumes to a 73‐unit library system whose holdings include nearly 17 million volumes, more than 21 million digital files, 10 million microforms, 8 million photographs, and an estimated 400 million manuscript items. For additional information visit the Harvard Library web site at: http://lib.harvard.edu/about‐us

Pre‐Employment Screening: Criminal, Education, Identity

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

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

 

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

Position Description:

The Administrative Assistant will provide clerical, administrative, and fiscal support services to the Associate Dean for Library & Technology Services and to the Law Library's Associate Director for Administrative & Technology Services, the teaching librarians (seven lawyer/librarians), and professional staff (four librarians and four technology staff) as assigned.  Duties will include: document production; filing; photocopying; image and OCR scanning; web page and database maintenance; schedule coordination; assisting with e-mail and general correspondence for the Associate Dean; assisting with class preparation, learning management system (Canvas) course site maintenance, and scholarly research for the Associate Dean and teaching librarians; assisting the Associate Director for Administrative & Technology Services with tasks relating to budget management (PeopleSoft Financials), physical plant maintenance, and furnishings and equipment inventories; coordinating meetings and functions; serving as the receptionist for the Administrative Office, and other tasks and projects as assigned.

This is a full-time, 35 hour per week position.  Work hours are Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Requirements:

Bachelor's degree preferred or commensurate experience.  Three to five years of administrative secretarial experience in an academic, legal, or academic library environment.  Outstanding analytical, written and verbal communication skills, and superior customer service skills required.  Fluent knowledge in the Microsoft Office suite of production tools is required.  Experience with database and e-mail programs, image and OCR scanning technologies, web browsing tools, and HTML editors is also required.  Experience with PeopleSoft Financials and Canvas Learning Management System is a plus.

Salary Range:

$38,000 - $47,500

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 http://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.

How to Apply:

To apply online please visit the Boston College Human Resources Job Opportunities website at: http://www.bc.edu/jobs 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 396 in your correspondence.

Boston College Law Library website: www.bc.edu//sites/lawlibrary

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Children's Services Library Assistant, Brookline Public Library, Brookline, MA

15-18 hours per week

JOB CONTROLS Reports to Supervisor of Children's Services.

DUTIES

  • Ability to work patiently and politely with the public and the ability to communicate library policies and procedures effectively is required. 
  • Works at a public service desk, and performs a variety of administrative and support work relating to processing and shelving of library materials; charging and discharging books; and all circulation functions. 
  • Helps children and families locate materials and information, use electronic resources and public computers, and conduct story hours or other programs.
  • Must be available on Fridays, and some evenings and weekends, including summer Saturdays/Sundays.
  • Performs other duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS High School diploma, one year experience working with the public preferred. Working knowledge of personal computers is required. Knowledge of children's literature is helpful. Strong interest in providing good customer service to both children and adults. Tasks require the ability to exert light to medium physical effort, which may involve some bending, lifting, reaching, carrying, pushing, pulling and transporting objects and materials of moderate weight (30-50 pounds) as well as traversing the library facility.

SALARY $17.29/hour

Apply to HR@brooklinema.gov or to Human Resources, 333 Washington St., Brookline, MA 02445 as soon as possible. 

Town of Brookline is an equal opportunity employer committed to maintaining a nondiscriminatory diverse work environment.

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LIS Career and Networking Fair Coordinator, Simmons SLIS, Boston, MA

Job Description: Organize and structure a spring semester Library and Information Science (LIS) career and networking fair for the School of Library and Information Science. The student career fair coordinator will be responsible for identifying and recruiting local organizations/agencies/business that are associated with academic, public, and special libraries; archives; museums; and other LIS related areas. The career fair coordinator must be able to successfully recruit SLIS students and recent alumni to attend the fair through publicizing the event through the use of social media and other advertising methods. The coordinator also will reach out to student organizations and professionals in the field to brainstorm and organize professional development seminars, events, and workshops. The coordinator will also organize and advertise the career prep events for the SLIS Advisor in Residence in connection with professional development for students. As well as connecting with the Career and Education Center to co-coordinate events such as resume reviews and preparing for a career fair. The coordinator will also be continuously updating the SLIS career website while brainstorming new ideas and resources for students to access on the webpage. As a means of accomplishing the task of organizing the 2017 LIS Career and Networking Fair, the career fair coordinator will be working closely with representatives from Simmons Career Education Center, the SLIS Advisor in Residence, other guest speakers, and the Assistant Dean of Students and Alumni Affairs, Dr. Em Claire Knowles.

Job Responsibilities: Responsibilities would include organizing and executing the Spring LIS career fair; organizing and co-planning career preparation sessions events with Simmons Career Education Center (3 per term) and the SLIS Advisor in Residence who focuses on providing students with career planning, resume and cover letter writing, interview prep, and networking; the student coordinator will also contact and maintaining partnerships with the organizations/agencies/businesses who are/have attended the career fair in previous years. As well as brainstorm ideas for and maintain the SLIS Career Resources webpage and find new resources.

Qualifications: A prospective candidate must be able to demonstrate excellent organization and planning skills as well as exhibit proficiency in advertising and connecting with others through social media.

Other Information/Requirements: This is a part time position (15 to 20 hours per week at $15.00/per hour). The position will focus on the development and implementation of the annual LIS Career and Networking Fair for the students of SLIS along with establishing and maintaining a network of partnerships with LIS related organizations in and around both Boston and the Greater Boston area. The position is only open to current graduate students within the School of Library and Information Science. The position starts in Fall 2016 and will run through Spring 2017.

How to Apply: Please email a copy of your resume to the Student Services Center at SSCslis@simmons.edu

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Circulation Services Assistant (part-time), Watertown Free Public Library, Watertown, MA

The Watertown Free Public Library is looking for a part time Circulation Services Assistant. Our busy mid-sized library serves a diverse population with a broad catalog of needs. As a member of circulation staff you will be the first point of contact for many of the over 32,000 patrons who use the library every month.

This job might be for you if:

  • You like people and you get satisfaction from helping them.
  • You have a firm grasp of what excellent customer service is and you know how to deliver it.
  • You take pride in doing a job well whether it is solving a complicated problem or performing a routine task.
  • You are confident and friendly with interpersonal interactions.
  • You are resilient and understand that when working with the general public you can't take things personally.
  • You are willing to learn and can adapt to change.
  • You believe in the mission of libraries.
  • You want a job in public service

To land this job you need to have a high school diploma or GED. You do not need to have worked in a library before, but you do need strong customer service experience.

To see a more detailed job description and instructions to apply, please visit: www.watertownlib.org/circ-assistant.

This is a part time (23 hours) union position. Benefits include healthcare, retirement, paid holidays, and generous sick and vacation time. The work schedule includes some nights and a weekend rotation. The hourly rate is $19.46 per hour.

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Arts and Humanities Librarian, UMass Darmouth, Dartmouth, MA

Job Description:

SUMMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION:  The Information Services Librarian for Arts and Humanities delivers general and in-depth specialized reference and instruction services (virtually and face-to-face) in conjunction with a team of Information Services librarians.  A member of a long-standing liaison program, the Arts and Humanities librarian develops professional relationships with faculty and students in the College of Visual and Performing Arts and the Humanities Council of the College of Arts and Sciences in order to assess and respond to research, teaching, and learning needs.  This position serves as library liaison to the same combination of the following departments and subject areas:  Art Education, Art History, Artisanry, Design, Foreign Literatures and Languages, History, Music, and Philosophy.  Additional subject areas within the humanities and social sciences may be assigned as appropriate.  This librarian provides proactive and responsive service to faculty and students in the liaison departments, assisting them with research projects, curricular support, and course-integrated instruction in class and individually, in person and electronically.  The librarian has responsibility for collection development and management within the assigned departments and subject areas and is a member of the collection development committee.  Information Services librarians participate in information literacy instruction for first-year English classes. Librarians participate in other division, library, university, and professional activities, projects, and organizations, as appropriate. This position is responsible for the maintenance of the reference collection in assigned liaison areas.

Librarians, like all library staff, have leadership responsibilities regardless of their position within Library Services. Leadership for librarians includes activities such as contributing to goals and strategic library directions through active participation on committees, teams, and task forces and sharing expertise throughout the library in order to further library and university missions.

Follow the University's best practices to build and/or support student academic success and retention, and assist in meeting strategic objectives for persistence and timely graduation of all the student population.

Examples of Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Works with assigned departments to ensure patron access to quality information resources, instruction in information management, and research and reference assistance
  • Establishes dynamic, collaborative networks and relationships with liaison departments and advocates for liaison departments within the library and for the library within the liaison departments
  • Provides curricular support for faculty in assigned departments, including the development and delivery of online and blended courses
  • Closely works with faculty, researchers, and the data management librarian to develop data/information management plans as required for their research
  • Develops appropriate subject and interdisciplinary collections, selecting library materials and tools in a variety of formats that meet the needs of a diverse academic community
  • Creates and maintains online subject portals to library resources
  • Provides research assistance and support to all members of the UMass Dartmouth community via a variety of methods, including in-person and online
  • Provides reference services as scheduled, including evening hours, as well as the potential for weekend and holiday service
  • Participates in planning, assessing, and implementing reference services for quality assurance and improvement
  • Identifies and implements strategies for learning about and understanding the information needs of the UMass Dartmouth community
  • Instructs students in research skills and the use of library and other resources in courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Participates in the library's information literacy instruction program, including in assigned liaison areas and in a robust first year English curriculum
  • Participates in planning, assessing, and implementing improvements to instruction programs, including incorporating developments in instructional design and library pedagogy
  • Incorporates emerging and current technologies into library practice, instruction, and research support
  • Continuously pursues professional development opportunities to increase personal knowledge and skills in order to improve service models and reflect best practices
  • Keeps current on trends, practices, and products in librarianship
  • Participates in professional activities at the local, regional, and national level
  • Participates in collaborative library and University committees, working groups, and task forces
  • Participates in library's outreach, grants, and funding efforts
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications

Education:  Master's degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education or equivalent. 

Experience: Previous experience in instruction and reference (one year or more) in an academic or museum library, or arts/humanities area in a public library.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of art and artists, and some knowledge of other humanities and social sciences disciplines
  • Demonstrated  ability to teach course-related research processes and library resources in one or more of the assigned areas
  • Demonstrated experience in identifying, selecting, using, teaching and evaluating information resources in one or more of the assigned areas
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and adapt to rapidly changing technologies and methods
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal communication and collaboration skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in concert with others
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with users of diverse cultures and levels of  academic preparation
  • Demonstrated strong written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated strong organizational skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Academic degree and/or significant course work or background in art (art history, studio art, or art education)
  • Professional experience as an arts or humanities librarian in an academic library
  • Knowledge of digital humanities
  • Experience creating and developing content for library web pages and/or subject guides
  • Facility with technology and its application to academic contexts
  • Enthusiasm for working in a changing library environment

Additional Information:

DEPARTMENT: Library Services and Information Services

Bargaining Unit Status:  AFT                                                                              

EEO Status:  3.4     

Job Code: 243   

FLSA Status:  Exempt                     

Reports To: Works with a team of Information Services librarians under the direct supervision of the Head of Library Information Services division. 

Supervises: May supervise professional, classified, and student personnel as assigned.

Application Instructions:

To apply please submit a letter of interest, current resume and the contact information for three professional references.

The review of applications will begin October 31, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

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Online Services and Digital Applications Librarian, UMass Dartmouth, Dartmouth, MA

Job Description:

SUMMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Online Services and Digital Applications (OSDA) Librarian is responsible for coordinating the development of a seamless experience that strives to meet user needs and expectations for all interfaces to the library's systems and services. The OSDA Librarian collaborates in the planning, designing, programming, and/or adapting new and existing web tools to improve the library's online platforms and interfaces. This librarian applies an in-depth theoretical and practical understanding of library services to the development and assessment of library technology and system interfaces. The OSDA librarian will develop and maintain the library's web presence, including the library's website and the user facing interfaces of all of the library's online platforms and system services.  The OSDA librarian assists in administering core library systems including the library's uni?ed resource management system, Alma, and the search and discovery platform, Primo, as well as other key applications (Drupal, WordPress, Omeka, Fedora, etc.). As a member of the LSDS division, this librarian provides quality service and support to library staff and patrons in the area of library technologies and online services.

Librarians, like all library staff, have leadership responsibilities regardless of their position within the library. Leadership for librarians includes activities such as contributing to goals and strategic library directions through active participation on committees, teams, and task forces and sharing expertise throughout the library in order to further library and university missions. Librarians participate in other department, library, university, and professional activities, as appropriate.

Follow the University's best practices to build and/or support student academic success and retention, and assist in meeting strategic objectives for persistence and timely graduation of all the student population.

EXAMPLES OF PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develops and maintains the library's web presence, including the library's website, the front-end of the library's discovery system, the library's section of the UMassD campus portal, and the UMassD learning management system's components.
  • Participates in the design, development, and implementation of all systems and platforms that support the delivery of library services and collections.
  • Applies an in-depth understanding of library patron needs when designing, developing, and modifying online library interfaces.
  • Coordinates library web content updates and develops web-based tools and forms to meet changing library services requirements.
  • Collaborates in the design, implementation, and management of content management systems (CMS) and platforms such as Drupal, Wordpress, Omeka, and Fedora. Includes responsibility for configuration and user support.
  • Works closely with the LSDS librarian and library staff to develop the library's web style guide, web presence policies, and branding guidelines.
  • Develops images and graphics for use in library supported platforms and systems.
  • Documents workflows and standards related to all aspects of the library's web presence and services including related applications.
  • Designs and conducts usability testing of all user interfaces and web design, and develops related guidelines and assessment strategies
  • Conducts regular analytic related to web system platforms, identifies opportunities for improvement, and develops usage and other statistical reports.
  • Works with LSDS colleagues and the library's Digital Services Group to develop and expand support for digital asset management, the library's online publishing initiatives, discovery tools, and other critical library services.
  • Collaborates with LSDS colleagues and the Cataloging and Metadata Librarian to enhance user experience through improved resource discoverability.
  • Develops or utilizes available APIs and web services to search and interact with third-party systems.
  • Works with LSDS colleagues and subject librarians to analyze needs, identify opportunities, and develop specifications for enhancements to library search and discovery systems.
  • Assists in configuring and managing library authentication systems and processes for all systems and resources.
  • Provides professional and courteous technical support to library sta? for a wide variety of applications and systems.
  • Works with LSDS and CITS staff to maintain operational and administrative support for the library's linux and windows server environments.
  • Participates actively in research, development, and other library information technology-related projects as requested.
  • Performs security reviews, code and system updates, and backup and recovery processes.
  • Serves as subject specialist for assigned disciplines, providing library instruction, collection development and specialized reference service
  • Serves on library and university committees, groups, and teams.
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned

Requirements:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Master's Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education or equivalent

Experience: Previous (over one year) experience in the design, development, and/or management of web interfaces.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Experience in the design, development and management of web interfaces, including demonstrated pro?ciency with HTML, CSS, and web authoring tools.
  • Working knowledge of relevant coding languages such as Javascript and PHP
  • Ability and willingness to develop work?ows and standards related to all aspects of the library's web presence and services including related applications.
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Excellent organizational skills, including the capability for managing a variety of tasks and multiple priorities
  • Demonstrated initiative and proven ability to learn new technologies and adapt to changes in the profession.
  • Understanding of library services and technologies in an academic environment.
  • Strong service orientation and awareness of end user needs as related to library online services and technologies
  • Possesses an understanding of, and a commitment to, usability testing and ongoing assessment of web interfaces
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in a team environment, working both independently and collaboratively as appropriate.
  • Ability to learn new technical skills quickly and adapt emerging technologies to new domains.
  • Proven ability and willingness to share expertise with colleagues and to articulate technology strategy to non-technical sta? and patrons.
  • Must be available to respond to situations and systems maintenance work that will occur during weekends or evenings.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication, including the ability to develop written project documentation, process procedures, reports, etc.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge of Responsive Web Design and W3C Web Usability Guidelines.
  • Experience supporting an Integrated Library System (ILS)/Library Management Platform and/or discovery system such as Ex Libris's Primo.
  • Experience using web development languages such as PHP, Javascript, XML, XSLT, and CSS3.
  • Experience with content management systems such as Drupal or Wordpress
  • Familiarity with the technical applications and strategies used to enhance the discover ability of library and digital collections.
  • Experience with managing projects, meeting deadlines, and communicating to various stakeholders in an academic library environment.
  • Experience working in a Linux environment.
  • Experience supporting web applications utilizing the LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP).

Additional Information:

DIVISION: Academic & Student Affairs

WORKING JOB TITLE: Online Services & Digital Applications Librarian    

DEPARTMENT: Library Systems

Bargaining Unit Status:  AFT                                                                              

EEO Status:  3.4     

Job Code: 243   

FLSA Status:  Exempt

Reports To:  Division Head, Library Systems & Digital Services

Supervises: Student personnel 

 

Application Instructions:

To apply please submit a letter of interest, current resume and the contact information for three professional references.

The review of applications will begin October 31,2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

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Senior Development Assistant, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brookline, MA

GENERAL SUMMARY: 

The Senior Development Assistant for Research provides support to the efforts of Dana-Farber's Development Research office, which includes completing research projects for assigned fundraising staff, assisting other Research staff with their projects, and assisting the Development office in locating donor contact information, news articles, and obituaries. 

Embody Dana-Farber's Core Values: Impact; Excellence; Compassion & Respect; and Discovery every day. Add value to the Dana-Farber community by seeking opportunities to collaborate across the Institute.  Foster an ethical, positive, results-oriented culture founded on open communication. 

Responsible for assisting the entire Division with reaching financial goals.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Providing research support for assigned Development staff.
  • Conducting research on potential or existing donors and creating concise, accurate profiles using biographical information, financial data, news, philanthropic history, etc.
  • Developing and distributing several weekly news alerts on various disease areas.
  • Managing/updating content for Research's intranet presence.
  • Updating the ClearView database and merging duplicate records.
  • Monitoring call reports, event forms, and new gift forms for information that can be added to donor records.
  • Adding appropriate materials to donor central files and creating or archiving files, as needed.
  • Ordering supplies and maintaining publications and subscriptions.
  • Reconciling monthly purchasing card statement.
  • Maintaining Assistant Vice President's calendar and providing her with other administrative support.
  • Participating in monthly Development Assistant meetings, raising Research issues as needed.
  • Providing front desk coverage and other shared Development Assistant duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Reports to Assistant Vice President of Development Research. This position has no regular supervisory responsibilities, and will seek major decision-making authority from direct supervisor.

MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS: 

Bachelor's degree and 1-3 years of work experience preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

Organizational ability, aptitude for working independently and producing high volumes of work; excellent oral and written communications skills; proficiency with Microsoft Office applications; previous experience using the Internet; superior customer service skills; ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously; ability to handle confidential information with discretion; experience with ClearView is a plus.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Workstation located in typical office setting. Some evening or weekend work may be required.  Some use of personal vehicle for business purposes may be required.

TO APPLY:

Submit your application here!

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Digital Project Manager, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA

Williams College is pleased to announce a position of Mellon Digital Projects Manager in the Williams College Museum of Art. This is a full time (40 hours per week), year-round, 3-year term position, reporting to the Museum Director.

Reporting to the Museum's Director, the 3-year Digital Project Manager oversees all aspects of the Museum's Mellon-funded project to promote increased access to and interaction with the museum's digital collection. They will develop web-accessible tools and make available APIs that facilitate use of the digital collection by faculty, students, and the public. Working closely with museum staff and faculty, the project manager oversees the information architecture needed for the project; conceptualizes front-end interfaces appropriate to intended audiences and visitor experience goals; employs thesauri and metadata standards, and puts in place procedures and workflow for the project. The position oversees contract technical staff, museum cataloguers, and works closely with the Registrar, Engagement, and Communication staff of the Museum and the College's Department of Communications and Office of Information Technology.

Responsibilities

  • Lead strategic planning and manage implementation of collection-based digital initiatives
  • Provide vision, conceptual planning, and implementation of the digital infrastructure for WCMA's digital agendas, including publication of online collection via website, social media, linked open data access, etc
  • Create and enforce naming taxonomies and metadata scheme, tagging files with relevant and accurate metadata, enforcing asset file standards, and ensure application documentation is up-to-date
  • Work with faculty and museum staff to iteratively stage data use--from structured data export to API tool development and implementation
  • Provide technical expertise for digital asset/enterprise content management systems based on a strong understanding of the client server environment, database design, digital workflows and web services
  • Coordinate changes with technical staff and end users, as required
  • Improve and expand the distribution of and access to the museum's permanent collection and exhibition assets through digital media

Qualifications

  • Experience with The Museum System (TMS), eMuseum, and digital asset management systems (such as ResourceSpace)
  • Demonstrated understanding of SQL and relational databases (Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, or equivalent)
  • Knowledge of current and emerging metadata and data standards
  • Knowledge of digitization processes for content, including digital image capture and scanning, image, audio and video formats and codecs, file conversion and archiving, data mining and harvesting, and metadata taxonomies
  • Evidence of knowledge and understanding of semantic Web and linked data
  • Familiarity in systems implementations, system design, functional and technical requirements for digital asset management and digital workflow solutions
  • A thorough understanding of intellectual property law, including "fair use" and similar copyright issues
  • Demonstrated ability to work creatively in continually changing environment and tolerance for ambiguity
  • Ability to engage in self-directed learning about emerging technologies; evidence of capacity for ongoing professional growth and contribution

The review of resumes will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled. Job Grade 2-C.

For more information and to apply, visit: https://staff-careers.williams.edu/psp/cangate/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=301267&PostingSeq=1

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Manager of Digital Collections and Content, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, MA

Duties & Responsibilities
Reporting to the Director of LKS and in support of the mission of the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), the Manager of Digital Collections and Content leads the advancement of digital library content services and initiatives in support of current and future research and teaching. Actively participates in LKS outreach activities across HKS as well as represents LKS on relevant Harvard Library Committees and working groups.
Position Responsibilities:
  • Leads the advancement of digital library content services in support of current and future research and teaching at HKS.
  • Works with the Director and Manager of Research & Knowledge Services to build and facilitate access to an outstanding collection of information resources, increasingly digital and interdisciplinary in scope, in support of current and future research, teaching and knowledge creation at HKS and across the University.
  • Assumes an active role in the investigation and implementation of new modes of scholarly communication including discovery, dissemination, and management of HKS generated scholarship to increase impact and worldwide reach. 
  • Collaborates with IT and others across HKS as well as the University to investigate, plan and implement systems and products related to digital collections and content, including a research information management system (RIMS).
  • Maintains and shares in-depth knowledge in the identification, assessment, and implementation of trends and emerging technologies that strategically advance the library's mission. 
  • Coordinates the organization and preservation of HKS born digital and digitized content.
  • Serves as a resource to faculty, staff, and students on issues of data curation and management.
  • Takes the lead on investigating and analyzing complex e-resources, products and subscriptions. 
  • Oversees core LKS digital services including the Online Course Materials function and its interoperability with Canvas, the University's learning management system.
  • Supervises the Online Course Materials Coordinator and Assistant.
  • Conducts regular and ad-hoc data reporting on the usage of digital resources and core systems.
  • Participates in library outreach activities across HKS and the University in collaboration with Research, Teaching, and Learning (RTL) staff.
  • Represents LKS on relevant Harvard Library Committees and Working Groups.
Additional Information
  • Please upload your cover letter and resume as one document.
  • Harvard University requires pre-employment reference and background checks.
  • Harvard University is committed to supporting a healthy, sustainable learning and working environment
EEO Statement
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Basic Qualifications
  • Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited institution.
  • Minimum 4 years of professional level library experience.
  • Experience with or knowledge of current and emergent best practices, issues and trends relating to digital initiatives in a scholarly research environment.
  • Experience in the delivery of user services.
Additional Qualifications
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both oral and written.
  • Strong organizational, analytical and project management skills. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a collaborative and/or team environment.
  • Experience with or knowledge of Learning Management Systems and/or Content Management Systems.
  • Familiarity with current digital technologies and proficiency using a variety of computer software and systems.
  • Experience with or knowledge of quantitative methods and data management and curation.
  • Ability to lead change, and identify and implement new technologies, services and processes.
  • Strong customer service orientation
Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/6d77c898wn 

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Acquisitions and Metadata Librarian, Wheaton College, Norton, MA

Wheaton College's Wallace Library seeks a creative, enthusiastic, and mission oriented individual to join the library's Content Group. This is an exciting opportunity to assist in automating the library's acquisitions process while also contributing to the migration to a new integrated library system (WMS). The successful candidate will be interested in collection development, work-flow efficiencies, and have a strong desire to engage with community members and identify ways to improve service offerings. Knowledge of acquisitions and derivative cataloging is a must, as well as the ability and willingness to learn new technologies and work with automated systems. 

This position is part of the Content Group, which focuses on direct services and support to faculty, students, and staffas well as other LIS employees. Operations within the Content Group include: Collection Development, Acquisitions, Cataloging, Serials and E-Resources management. Under the direction of the Director of Library Resources, the Acquisitions and Metadata Librarian will be primarily responsible for overseeing monographic purchases and ensuring that the holdings are accurate in the shared catalog. This position will be responsible for approving monograph requests and recommendations in accordance with the collection development policy, as well as overseeing receipt, limited physical processing, and adaptive cataloging of items. This position will work collaboratively with the Serials and E-Resources Librarian, the Technical Services Administrative Assistant, and faculty and staff during the course of fulfilling the duties of the position. The ideal candidate will have a strong working knowledge of metadata schema and will be able to apply that knowledge to coordinate the receipt of shelf ready material and perform derivative cataloging and physical processing as needed. 

Education/Experience:
American Library Association-accredited Master's degree in library science, including coursework in cataloging rules and standards and two or more years of metadata and/or acquisitions experience in an academic library or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. 

Required Qualifications:
  • Proficiency with desktop technology tools, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, etc.
  • Familiarity with acquisitions automation processes, preferably YBP GOBI3 environment, and shelf-ready acquisitions practices
  • Knowledge of integrated library systems, preferably OCLC's WMS
  • Ability to effectively manipulate data across systems and to manage multiple interfaces
  • Functional knowledge of metadata standards and cataloging processes in an academic library including, but not limited to, familiarity with OCLC, MARC formats, and Library of Congress classification system
  • Familiarity and comfort with technology and an eagerness to learn and further develop those skills
  • Ability to prioritize work, make decisions, and to think creatively and flexibly to produce accurate work on a timely basis
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Flexibility to adjust and thrive in a changing workplace
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and members of the college community
  • Flexibility and creativity when problem solving 
Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/n9v3stvjtn

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Reader's Advisor, Perkins School for the Blind, Watertown, MA

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

Summary
Acts as the primary point of contact for patrons of the Perkins Library. Responsible for assigning audio and braille books, described videos, large print, and other new and/or emerging accessible formats using the Library's automated circulation system. Resolves circulation service problems and maintains accurate patron reading records. Facilitates all aspects of patron book selection and delivery processes.

Responsibilities include:
  • Answers incoming telephone lines and assists patrons with information about their book selection, service status, shipments made, requests/reserves processed, and other available services; transfers calls to other staff or takes service messages for other staff as appropriate.
  • Utilizes the Keystone Library Automation System (KLAS) to serve patrons on all aspects of their talking and braille book services. Creates book orders for patrons by searching request lists, selects books by subject interest or author preferences, customizes patrons' service profiles and serves patrons according to their service preferences.
  • Answers general informational requests from patrons; refers more in-depth questions to the Reference Librarian.
  • Maintains the online patron reading database including updating patron reading interests, service frequency, and type of service data as needed. Assists patrons in resolving request, selection or service problems.
  • Searches the Library of Congress/National Library Service online catalog to assist patrons in locating titles that are not available locally. Utilizes bibliographies and book lists to supplement holdings to assist patrons with comprehensive book searches.
  • Processes routine interlibrary loan requests to other libraries and Library of Congress Multistate Centers through an electronic national system for interlibrary loan processing; maintains detailed notes of interlibrary loan transactions in the patron database. Prepares orders for books available from other network libraries.
  • Assists patrons making book selections in person at the drop-in area. Organizes and stocks the front desk area when needed to help keep book selection current for patrons and prepares orders for pickup.
  • Provides basic information on eligibility, registration, equipment; refers calls to other staff as appropriate.
  • Notifies the Registration Unit of updated patron information, status changes or subscription related information such as address changes, transfers, cessation of services, and subscription problems.
  • Handles day-to-day customer service issues; refers all non-routine circulation complaints or questions, recurring service problems or service improvement suggestions to a supervisor.
  • Provides basic technical support with regard to the library's downloadable book services. Refers more complex cases to the Special Services Librarian.
  • Participates actively in staff meetings and works as a team member with other staff on designated projects and tasks; performs other duties or special projects as assigned by supervisory staff.
  • Assists with the training and supervision of unit volunteer staff.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Masters degree in library science from an ALA-accredited program. 
  • Two (2) years, public library or reference experience. 
Benefits: We provide a complete benefits package which includes tuition reimbursement, medical and dental insurance, LTD and Life insurance, retirement programs and staff development and training.

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

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
For a more detailed description of the position and to apply, please visit our website http://www.perkins.org/get-involved/careers and submit a resume and cover letter with your application.

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Branch Librarian, Concord Free Public Library, Concord, MA

The Town of Concord, MA is a progressive, customer-oriented municipality employing an innovative & professional team in a challenging & rewarding work environment. We support our employees in professional development.

Our Library is seeking a progressive, service-oriented leader to perform full-time (40+ hrs/wk) supervisory & professional library work at the Fowler Branch Library, incl. collection development, borrower services, outreach & programming. Requires equiv. to MLS & 3+ years of increasingly responsible experience.  Must have excellent organizational and communication skills.Experience with youth programming and outreach strongly desired.

Salary Range $58K - $88K

Applications received by 9/30/2016 will receive priority consideration.

To obtain the required application form & further information, visit www.concordma.gov/hr or contact HR, Town House,978-318-3026.  EOE

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Head of Reference, Concord Free Public Library, Concord, MA

Seeking FT (40+ hrs/wk) progressive leader to manage reference services and staff. Leads team in developing reference and circulating collections in various formats. Designs and implements educational and training programs. Must have excellent customer service and problem solving skills. Requires strong interpersonal and communications skills, both written and verbal; a thorough working knowledge of public library reference services, principles and procedures; complete familiarity with library computer systems and related technology. Must have MLS degree or equiv. and 5+ yrs. library exp. with some at supervisory level.
Salary Range $58K - $88K
Applications received by 9/30/2016 will receive priority consideration.
To obtain the required application form & further information, visit www.concordma.gov/hr or contact HR, Town House, 978-318-3026. EOE

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Digital Initiatives Librarian, Atlanta University Center, Atlanta, GA

The Atlanta University Center - Robert W. Woodruff Library supports the teaching and learning missions of four institutions of higher learning that comprise the world's largest consortium of HBCUs--Clark Atlanta University, the Interdenominational Theological Center, Morehouse College, and Spelman College.  Conveniently located and easily accessible to the campuses, the Woodruff Library is the center of the intellectual and social life at the Atlanta University Center.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Atlanta University Center - Robert W. Woodruff Library is committed to displaying excellence in our delivery of service and is known for transformative change in innovative services and programs. Our organizational culture is represented by a staff of engaged and highly motivated individuals and is one in which entrepreneurial thinking is encouraged. These factors are evidenced by our library's recognition in the "university library" category for the 2016 ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award.  To continue our excellence in program and services, the library is seeking collaborative, energetic, and innovative candidates for the position of Digital Initiatives
Librarian.    

The Digital Initiatives Librarian will support the continued development, implementation and use of emerging technologies that enrich the teaching and learning landscape.  S/he will partner with Reference Librarians, Archives, and Information Technology staff to identify, build, and maintain our rapidly growing digital library collections.  They will support and maintain existing software solutions for library and archival open source and vendor applications including but not limited to, DigitalCommons, CONTENTdm, ArchivesSpace, Omeka, XTF (eXtensibe Text Framework).   The Digital Initiatives Librarian will play a role in researching, testing, and
proposing initiatives for technology innovations for the library in support of strategic goals including digital preservation planning.

[SNIP:  for details of the position, see: http://connect.ala.org/node/253643]

SALARY & BENEFITS:

Salary commensurate with experience; benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, company paid disability plans, relocation assistance, company match retirement plan (TIAA-CREF).

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Interested applicants should submit a letter of application and resume online to the Human Resources Department at careers@auctr.edu. Please include three professional references and salary requirements.  This is a non-faculty/non-tenure position.  The position will remain open
until filled.

The Robert W. Woodruff Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To learn more about our Library and to view the full job description visit us online at www.auctr.edu

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Japan Digital Scholarship Librarian, The Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

The Japan Digital Research Center (JDRC) of the Fung Library at Harvard University seeks an innovative and collaborative information professional to serve as its Japan Digital Scholarship Librarian. This position is best suited for an individual with a strong interest in a range of activities in digital scholarship, including building new digital collections, developing services in support of research, teaching, learning, and managing digital projects, including collaborations with faculty and University library staff. The Librarian will engage with other units and libraries across the University and elsewhere to identify innovative and evolving digital tools and resources that advance scholarly investigation, while building upon the traditional cornerstones of research methodologies in the arts/humanities and social sciences disciplines.

Collection and Project Management:

  • Builds and manages a distinctive, interdisciplinary, responsive digital research collection in Japanese Studies in support of academic and teaching programs and to promote current services and collections.
  • Manages existing digital/web collections involving the projects on Japan's Constitutional Revision and on the 2011 Japan Disasters and its aftermath, working closely with faculty, technology support, staff, and other partners to maintain and develop these resources for research, teaching, and outreach.
  • Provides proactive Japanese Studies research and curricular/instructional support to faculty, and partners with faculty and other library staff on digital scholarship projects at all stages including planning, proposal, design, development, maintenance, and preservation.
  • Identifies and evaluates current and emerging digital and born-digital resources, tools, and methodologies in Japanese Studies.
  • Experience and ability to speak to a range of library issues, including scholarly communication, copyright issues, digitalization, online tools and integration of information literacy skills. Remains current with advances in information technology's impact on libraries and digital scholarship. Actively contributes to the profession.
  • Prepares and manages JDRC budget in close consultation with the Reischauer Institute administrative leadership.

Instruction and Outreach:

  • Maintains strong familiarity with academic and scholarly research practices.
  • Actively engages, communicates effectively, and develops strong working relationships with faculty, students, librarians, and other groups and partners throughout the University.
  • Seeks partnerships and works closely with faculty, departments, libraries and others to identify current and emerging scholarly projects for which digital tools and methodologies are appropriate and develops strategies focused on production and curation needs.
  • Prepares presentations, papers, and articles on the JDRC and its resources. Participates in meetings, workshops, symposia, and other related outreach activities.
  • Develops innovative ways to promote the JDRC. Works closely and collaboratively with Japanese Studies librarians on campus and elsewhere to develop and organize instructional workshops and orientation on digital resources.
  • Actively engages with and in the professional development of the East Asian library field.

Operations and Administration:

  • Participates with library units in the development of infrastructure and standards to support/preserve digital collections and scholarship.
  • Recommends priorities, policies, procedures for the identification, creation, conversion, preservation and storage of digital content.
  • Advises on library policy issues raised by digital resources such as copyright policy, intellectual freedom issues, fair use, e-privacy concerns, or censorship of Internet content.
  • Prepares serial collection for patron library use and circulation while exploring opportunities to acquire open online access to these resources.

Basic Qualifications

  • An ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library Science (MLS) or Library Information Science (MLIS) and/or advanced degree in relevant subject area or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of Japanese Language.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Japan and Japanese Studies.
  • Background in, knowledge of, and a record of achievement with digital scholarship and services, and experience with library technology, reference, instruction, and outreach services.
  • Demonstrated experience in project management.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of digital library standards for digitalization and metadata creation across all standard formats (text, images, moving images, audio, video, maps) and metadata domains (descriptive, technical, administrative).

Additional Qualifications

  • Bilingual or near-bilingual fluency in English and Japanese strongly preferred.
  • Broad knowledge of current and emerging digital resources in Japanese Studies both in English and Japanese
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and workflow-analysis skills, as well as aptitude for complex, analytical work with attention to detail and organization. Strong understanding of research methods.
  • Experience with digital arts/humanities and social sciences research tools and approaches (e.g. harvest crawls, text mining, data visualization, image analysis).
  • Experience with system administration and web servers. Experience developing and troubleshooting applications using scripting, programming and database languages.
  • Experience with one or more digital asset management (DAM) systems
  • Knowledge and demonstrated experience working with library XML standards
  • Self-directed and collaborative. Goal-oriented. Demonstrates ability to lead and promote change.
  • Commitment to providing high-quality patron service within a flexible and continually evolving academic library environment.

To apply: Please submit cover letter and resume to: Japan Digital Scholarship Librarian. More information about The Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard University is available at http://rijs.fas.harvard.edu/

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Call for Papers: Keyword-based Access and Ranking at Scale (KARS 2017) Workshop

Keyword-based Access and Ranking at Scale (KARS 2017) Workshop co-located with EDBT/ICDT 2017
Venice, Italy, 21 March 2017
http://kars2017.dei.unipd.it/

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1) Motivation

Keyword search is the foremost approach for searching information and it has been successfully applied for retrieving non-structured documents such as text and multimedia files. Nonetheless, retrieving information from (unstructured or semi-structured) documents is intrinsically different from querying structured data sources with either an explicit schema, as relational databases or triple stores, or an implicit one, as tables in textual documents and on the Web. Consequently this model has left out the structured data sources which are typically accessed through structured queries, e.g. Structured Query Language (SQL) queries over relational databases or SPARQL Protocol and RDF Query Language (SPARQL) queries over Linked Data graphs. Structured queries are not end-user oriented and far away from a natural expression of users' information needs by means of keywords, given that their formulation is based on a quite complex syntax and requires some knowledge about the structu!
 re of the data to be queried. Over the past several years, these facts triggered the research community and big data technology vendors to put a lot of effort into developing new approaches for keyword search over structured databases and it is still a primary research and industrial concern.

There are three main issues currently hampering the design and development of next generation systems for keyword search over structured data able to effectively address the needs described above:

        (i) the lack of systemic approaches considering all of the issues of keyword search from the formulation and interpretation of the user needs, to the computation, retrieval, ranking and presentation of the results as well as the model by which iterative refinement is supported;
        (ii) the wide variety of tasks and domains (product to financial, public-record, health and drugs, scientific publications, hobby-related, and government, ?) which keyword search techniques need to address and which require the development of customized specific solutions. This make the design of a ?general purpose? keyword search application a complex task;
        (iii) the absence of a shared and complete evaluation methodology measuring user satisfaction, achieved utility, both effectiveness and efficiency, as well as required user effort for carrying out informative tasks on keyword-search systems on structured data.

The aim of this multidisciplinary workshop is to bring together researchers from Databases, Information Retrieval, Natural Language Processing, Semantic Web, Human-Computer Interaction, and to combine their perspectives and research to address the above-mentioned issues.
In particular, we wish to encourage researchers to discuss the opportunities, challenges, results obtained in the development and evaluation of ?complete?, ?ready-to-market? keyword search applications over structured data. We are in particular interested in proposal dealing with systemic approaches which manage all the phases of the keyword search, from the management of the data, query formulation, interpretation, computation, ranking and visualization of the results, as well as rigorous evaluation methodologies for such systems.

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2) Topics

We invite papers from researchers and practitioners working in relational databases, XML, RDF, Linked Open Data, information extraction, natural language processing, data warehouses, knowledge bases, and related areas to submit their original papers to this issue. The main topics include but are not limited to:

- Keyword search on large graphs and knowledge bases;
- Keyword search on XML data, RDF data, and Linked Open Data;
- Keyword search on relational databases and data warehouses;
- Keyword search semantics;
- Conversational and spoken queries over structured data;
- Learning to rank approaches for keyword search;
- Integration of keyword search with other kinds of search tasks, e.g. unstructured search, multimedia search, semi-structured search, and more;
- User interaction with keyword search systems;
- Visualizations and user interfaces for keyword search query formulation and result presentation;
- Keyword search for data integration;
- Exploratory search and informative queries over keyword search;
- Web tables extraction and search;
- Highly scalable techniques, algorithms and data structures for keyword search;
- Computational complexity of keyword search algorithms;
- Semantic similarity, management, disambiguation and indexing;
- Ranking schemes;
- Top-K query processing;
- Result snippet generation;
- Result clustering;
- Handling vagueness in users? information needs;
- Query formulation, suggestion, and expansion;
- Query cleaning;
- User preferences and feedback;
- Handling data uncertainty in keyword search;
- Experimental evaluation: efficiency, effectiveness, effort, time-aware, user models, user satisfaction, and more;
- Shared benchmarks and infrastructures for comparative keyword search evaluation;
- Measures and analysis methods for keyword search evaluation;
- Challenges in application domains of keyword search: product search, government, health and drugs, scientific data and publications, finance, and more.

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3) Important Dates

- Workshop paper submission deadline: November 14, 2016
- Workshop paper notification: December 20, 2016
- Workshop paper camera-ready: January 15, 2017
- Workshops: March 21, 2017

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4) Submission Instructions

Papers should be formatted according to the ACM SIG Proceedings Template (http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates).

Papers should be two-four pages (maximum) in length.

Papers will be peer-reviewed by members of the program committee through single-blind peer review, i.e. authors do not need to be anonymized. Selection will be based on originality, clarity, and technical quality. Papers should be submitted in PDF format to the following address:

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=kars2017

Accepted papers will be published online as a volume of the CEUR-WS proceeding series.

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5) Organizers:

- Nicola Ferro, University of Padua, Italy
- Francesco Guerra, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
- Zack Ives, University of Pennsylvania, PA, USA
- Gianmaria Silvello, University of Padua, Italy
- Martin Theobald, Ulm University, Germany

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Conference: Back to School: Social Media Skills for Research, Networking, and Professional Development

*Register Now for the September 27th New Jersey & Greater Princeton/Trenton Chapters Joint Meeting http://newjersey.sla.org/2016/08/22/register-now-for-the-september-27th-new-jersey-greater-princetontrenton-chapters-joint-meeting/*

*When:*       Tuesday, September 27, 2016; 5:30 p.m. ? 9:00 p.m
*Where:*      The Rutgers Faculty Club, 199 College Ave., New Brunswick, NJ 08901. Phone: 848-932-7139
*Speaker:*    Tracy Z. Maleeff
*Topic:*         Back to School: Social Media Skills for Research, Networking, and Professional Development
*Cost:*

  • $25.00 NJSLA/SCIP/ALA/AIIP/NJLLA (any chapter)
  • $15.00 Students/Retired/Between Jobs
  • $35.00 Non-Members

*Dinner:*
Dinner will be served buffet style, with a variety of choices available.
Please notify us if you have special dietary needs.

Tracy Z. Maleeff is the owner of her new independent research business, Sherpa Intelligence LLC. She was most recently the Library Resources Manager at Duane Morris LLP in Philadelphia.  Tracy is an SLA member, the recipient of the 2014 Dow-Jones Innovate Award, and was named a 2015 SLA Fellow.  She created the #SLAtalk Twitter chat series. She co-authored Network Like Nobody's Watching: Demystifying Networking as a Skill for Librarians and Info Pros, which won the SLA 2015 Best in Conference contributed paper. Tracy is active on Twitter @LibrarySherpa.

Billions of people are using social media and generating massive amounts of content that is ripe to use for things like competitive intelligence or job hunting. Get an understanding of how social media can be an asset in professional life. You will leave with tips on how to better use Twitter
and LinkedIn, in addition to heightened knowledge about the social media landscape.

*Registration: http://newjersey.sla.org/event-registration/?ee=18*

Register *online* <http://newjersey.sla.org/event-registration/?ee=18by *September
21, 2016*. The online registration site gives you the option of paying via PayPal or check.  PayPal users can pay using Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover Card, or a bank account.

Register by mail by *September 20, 2016*. To pay by mail, complete the bottom portion of the* flyer* http://newjersey.sla.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Flyer-2016-Tracy-Maleeff-Sept-2016-FINAL.docx and mail it with your check (made payable to NJSLA) to: Cindy Rockoff, 23
Revere Court, Princeton Junction, NJ 08550. *Email:* *cindy.rockoff@gmail.com*. *Phone:* 609-273-3698.

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ASIS&T Workshop: Theory Development Within the Information Sciences

It's always important to relate to a theory/model in a research. In the workshop "Theory Development within the Information Sciences", Professor Diane Sonnenwald from University College Dublin (the author of the book "Theory Development in the Information Sciences"), Professor Mei-Mei Wu from National Taiwan Normal University, Professor Shanju Lin Chang from National Taiwan University and I (Sam Chu from HKU) will share our experience on how one may create a theory/model in his/her research.

Target Participants:
PhD candidates / junior researchers and/or faculty who wish to learn/teach theory development

For details, please see:
https://www.asist.org/files/meetings/am16/Theory_Development_Within_the_Information_Sciences.pdf

For information on registration, see:

https://www.asist.org/events/annual-meeting/annual-meeting-2016/register/

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Call for Submissions: Digital Library Perspectives (DLP)

*Digital Library Perspectives* (*DLP*) is looking for articles for a special issue on innovative uses of content management systems (CMSs)(both licensed and home-grown) for digital library content in libraries, museums, archives, and other information organizations. Articles can be of any
length, and figures and screen shots are encouraged. *DLP* is a peer-reviewed journal.

Inquiries can be sent directly to the editor's email listed below.  Please send a title and short proposal, along with contact information, to the editor no later than September 30, 2016. Accepted proposals will be due by March 6, 2017, and can be submitted directly to the Emerald ScholarOne system at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/dlp.

If you have any questions, please contact the editor directly.  
Bradford Lee Eden, Ph.D.
Editor, *Digital Library Perspectives*
Dean of Library Services
Christopher Center for Library and Information Resources
Valparaiso University
Valparaiso, Indiana  46383
brad.eden@valpo.edu
219-464-5099

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Information Research Specialist, Parexel, Waltham, MA

Amazing opportunity to use your Master's Degree in Library/Information Sciences working for a Global Leader in the CRO Industry! Don't miss this chance to bring your experience to PAREXEL and enhance your skills, grow professionally,  and work with a tight knit highly experienced and committed team in our Corporate Global Headquarters.

The Information Research Specialist creates and manages current awareness services, including journal TOC services.

  • Maintains Library's collection of journals and subscriptions, including journal tracking and filing
  • Handles document delivery
  • Manages vendor invoice payment process (via Oracle), and project and departmental expenditure tracking activities
  • Maintains departmental Sharepoint sites
  • Develops proactive services as needed
  • Assists in PIRLS training and marketing programs as needed
  • Provides backup to Manager and Senior Information Research Specialists
  • Responds to information requests from all employees, on a variety of subjects, using online databases and other subscription resources for literature searching
  • Supports Manager and Senior Information Research Specialists on complex research projects and knowledge management activities.

Experience

1-3 years of experience in corporate, pharmaceutical, healthcare industry or medical library.  Microsoft Office literacy.

Skills

  • Able to work in dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Energetic, creative, proactive, motivated, flexible individual with ability to multi-task, good reference-interviewing, interpersonal, critical thinking, organizational, and excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Must have customer-service focus
  • Confidence and credibility in relationship-building with internal customers at all levels and external vendors
  • Experience with Sharepoint preferred
  • Experience and ability to perform in-depth medical, drug, competitive, regulatory and business literature searching using Dialog, pharmaceutical pipeline databases (Pharmaprojects, IMS, Adis, etc.), and web-based resources preferred.

Education

  • Master's Degree in Library/Information Sciences from an ALA (American Library Association) accredited program

Please visit https://jobs.parexel.com/search-jobs/library/877/1 to apply.

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Library Assistant, Circulation Department, Needham Free Public Library, Needham, MA

POSITION: Program Support Assistant I; Hours may include days, nights and weekends
SALARY: $17.00 per hour
DUTIES: Under the supervision of the Circulation Supervisor, interacting with library patrons, assisting them with information and/or directing them to appropriate locations or staff; processing library checkouts, renewals, returns, reserves, fines, registrations; maintaining orderliness of materials collection; performing other circulation procedures as required.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE: Ability to interact effectively and tactfully with the general public.  Familiarity with technology, ability to perform detailed work accurately and efficiently, ability to adapt to new technologies as required.

PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL STANDARDS: Standing, walking, use of computer keyboards requiring eye-hand coordination and finger dexterity, lifting of books and other library materials, assisting public in an open public area subject to temperature variations.

APPLICANTS: Applications will be accepted until Friday September 23, 2016, at 5pm.  Send letter of interest and resumé to:

Dana Mastroianni
Assistant Director
Needham Free Public Library
1139 Highland Avenue
Needham, MA 02494
781-455-7559 ext 203
dmastroianni@minlib.net

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Assistant Librarian, Peabody Institute Library, Danvers, MA

Duties/Description: Assistant Librarian for a busy municipal library; 13.75 hours per week, year-round position; work schedule includes Tuesday evenings, Wednesday afternoons and every other Saturday and Sunday (Sundays Labor Day to Memorial Day only). Opportunities for additional hours on a fill-in basis.

Specific Duties: Performs the following duties on one or more of the public service desks:

  • Performs circulation transactions to include checking materials in/out, placing and delivering patrons holds, renewing loans, advising patrons as to the status of their account, registering new patrons, performing catalog searches, receiving/processing materials and acting as reader's advisor.
  • Provides reference/information services to patrons.
  • Answers general library inquiries and questions.
  • Explains and enforces library policies and procedures to patrons.
  • Maintains orderliness of the departmental service area.
  • Performs other tasks as assigned.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and library experience both preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Demonstrated ability to relate to patrons and staff with a friendly, courteous and professional manner required. Must be capable of lifting and carrying up to 35 pounds. Duties require frequent walking, stooping and kneeling.

The position will be subject to a 90 day probationary work period.

Hourly Wage: $16.21 to $20.40 per hour in 7 steps

Closing Date: September 23, 2016

Send: Forward a cover letter and resume by September 23, 2016 via email to meger@noblenet.org or send hard copy to: Drew Meger, Peabody Institute Library, 15 Sylvan Street, Danvers, MA 01923.

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Full-Time Regional Librarian, Simpson, Gumpertz, and Heger, Inc., San Francisco, CA

Function/Role:

This standalone position is responsible for all library services for SGH's West Coast offices (San Francisco, Los Angeles and Houston, TX). This role reports to the Corporate Library Manager and works as a team with one other Library staff member in our corporate office (Waltham, MA) to ensure that information is made available to SGH staff at all levels in order to advance the corporate mission.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide reference services to library users in person and virtually for the West Coast offices. Oversee ILL (Interlibrary Loan) and document delivery services. Provide backup reference services for other SGH offices.
  • Proactive development of the library collection (print and electronic) to keep building codes, design manuals and reference materials up-to- date to effectively serve the engineering staff. Coordinate collection development with other SGH library staff.
  • Perform on-line research in subscription databases such as Engineering Village and on the web for historic, current and "buried" engineering literature, including codes and standards.
  • Manage the library budget and allocate resources throughout the year for SGH West Coast libraries.
  • Train engineering staff in use of library resources. Communicate regularly with SGH West Coast staff regarding the library collection, services, and future plans.
  • Maintain professional relationships and participate in professional development activities with local and national professional associations. Maintain awareness of issues (such as copyright), trends, and technologies in the information world.
  • Ability to travel to our Southern CA offices 4-6 times per year.

Requirements:

  • MLS with a minimum of 4 years of experience in a special library environment. Previous management experience preferred.
  • The ideal candidate will have a strong service orientation, excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills, and the ability to handle multiple assignments and work independently.
  • Experience in searching a variety of sources in subscription databases and the web.
  • Knowledge of Library of Congress classification preferred.
  • Experience with cataloging of technical or government materials is desired, but not required.

SGH has more than 500 employees and offices in Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, and Washington, DC. SGH is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we value diversity in our workforce. We are committed to providing equal opportunities to all job applicants and employees. SGH considers all qualified applicants, and we encourage individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to apply. For more information about SGH please visit our website at www.sgh.com.

For consideration to this position you must apply through our online system at https://sgh.tms.hrdepartment.com/cgi-bin/a/searchjobs_quick.cgi.

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Assistant Children's Services Supervisor, Framingham Public Library, Framingham, MA

SALARY: $22.99 - $29.23 per hour
HOURS: 37.5 hours per week, some evenings and alternate Saturdays required.

Organizational Scope:

Works under the direction of the Supervisor of Children's Services. Frequent contact with the public and other Library and Town employees requires the exercise of tact, diplomacy and flexibility.  Good rapport with children is essential.

Major Responsibilities:

Provides positive public service. Works at the Main Library under the direction of the Supervisor of Children's Services, and supervises the department in his/her absence. Assists with selection and maintenance of materials for children pre-school through grade 6. Responsible for collection development in various subject areas. Assists Supervisor in formulation of policies and procedures in Children's Department. Works with Children's Department staff to plan and supervise programs.

Provides expert guidance, using print and automated sources, to children and adults requesting information in the Children's Room. Updates, retrieves and interprets data in the Library's automated systems. Participates in writing and administering outreach, programming, and community services grant proposals. Collaborates with Framingham School Department on curriculum and homework support; helps insure student success through Summer Reading Program. Promotes Library use through book talks, story times, booklists, department tours and orientations, school visits and other outreach activities. Responsible for keeping current with developing technology as it relates to children's services. Promotes the department by maintaining a social media presence. Prepares and conducts story hours and programs. Plans, sets up, and maintains materials displays. Performs a variety of circulation duties, including patron registration, checking in and checking out Library materials, collecting overdue fines, and placing reserves. Troubleshoots Library's automated equipment. Provides supervision and training to other staff, and performs other tasks as required.

Job Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Library Science.
  • Coursework in children's services.
  • One-year public service experience, library experience preferred.
  • Ability to interact effectively with children of all ages is essential.
  • Strong public service, organizational, computer, and public speaking skills.
  • Supervisory experience; familiarity with collection development preferred.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Tact, diplomacy, flexibility.
  • Familiarity with Spanish or Portuguese desirable.

Physical Requirements:

      Must be capable of operating miscellaneous tools and office equipment relative to this position which shall include, but may not be limited to: computers, copiers, fax machines and calculators. Ability to move around the facility, walking, sitting, bending, climbing, kneeling, carrying and stooping; Ability to use hand and finger motion with enough manual dexterity to use computers and handle library items; Lift up to 25 pounds, or greater with assistance; and perform other efforts as identified with normal library work. Communicate effectively with others, orally and in writing.

Work Environment:

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

Interested persons should apply to:  Human Resources Department

                  150 Concord Street, Room B-7

         Framingham, MA  01702

        via fax:   (508) 532-5497

                                        (or) e-mail:   human.resources@framinghamma.gov

 

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Assistant Professor - Information Systems, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

The University of Alabama School of Library and Information Studies seeks a faculty member for a full-time, tenure-track position to begin August 16, 2017 at the rank of assistant professor.  Specializations of particular interest include any of the following:

  • Information Systems and Structures
  • Users and User Services
  • Knowledge Organization 

The successful candidate will conduct scholarly research, maintain an active role in advising master's and doctoral students, and participate in professional organizations at the state, national, and international levels. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to shape the character and direction of the School as it continues to integrate the traditions of librarianship, archives, and information studies in the context of new and emerging technologies. 

All faculty are expected to maintain an active role in advising master's and doctoral students and to contribute to professional organizations at the state, national, and international levels. The school has nationally ranked on-campus and online degree programs with a teaching load of two graduate courses per semester with an option to teach during the summer.

All faculty members are  also expected to maintain critical and ethical perspectives in library and information studies, work with diverse constituencies, teach in the core curriculum, and maintain a rigorous research agenda. Participation in interdisciplinary scholarship and community engagement initiatives are strongly encouraged.

Candidates should be able to teach in one or more of these areas:

  • Academic libraries

  • Planning, marketing & assessment

  • Cataloging / metadata

Required qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate by time of appointment in library and information studies or related field.

  • Documented evidence of ability to establish and maintain a sustained and rigorous research agenda.

  • Demonstrated teaching ability, including ability to teach in the required core curriculum.

  • Demonstrated commitment to professional service. Preferred Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited MLIS degree or equivalent.

  • Active involvement in one or more professional organizations appropriate to area of expertise

  • Previous teaching experience at the graduate or undergraduate level

  • Professional experience in librarianship, archives, museums, or one of the information professions

  • Experience in procuring grants or other outside funding

To apply, please visit https://facultyjobs.ua.edu/ to apply online. For faster searches, you may use the department drop-down box and search for "207401 - Library and Information Studies."

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases.

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Director of Library Information Technology, Yale University, New Haven, CT

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

Position Focus: The Director of Library Information Technology will lead a team of information technology staff in supporting and facilitating the mission of Yale University Library--as a leader, partner, and manager--supervising a team of twenty-five staff and collaborating with other IT staff inside and outside the library. Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Administrative Services & IT, the director will provide strategic direction and guide operations across an extensive set of services and functions. 

Library technology efforts include implementing and maintaining discovery systems and digital library systems with Blacklight/Solr/Hydra-Fedora, with programming predominantly in Ruby. Supporting an engaged local and worldwide user community and over 500 library staff in fifteen locations, enterprise systems include Voyager, ArchivesSpace, Summon, ProQuest 360-suite, Aeon, ILLiad, Ares, GFA-LAS, the Springshare products, Preservica, and Omeka. Relying heavily on cloud service providers and central university IT, Library IT provides infrastructure services including Drupal, a 1000 TB storage system, and 150 virtual or physical servers (Linux, Windows, and Solaris).

Yale University Library is one of the world's leading research libraries. Our collections, both published and unpublished, include all formats, ranging from papyri to born-digital content. The library is engaged in numerous technology-rich initiatives in support of scholarship at Yale. The Director of Library IT will foster an evolving service partnership model where staff throughout the library take a growing role in development and support of digital technology services.

Essential duties include strategic leadership, administrative leadership, collaboration, culture and teamwork, project management, and operations. For details, see full job description at http://www.yale.edu/jobs; STARS req. ID 38628BR.

Depending on professional background, the final candidate will be hired as a Librarian-5 or as a Manager (Grade 29).

Required Education, Skills and Experience: 
  • Master's degree in Library/Information Science, IT, Management, Computer Science, or a related field and twelve years of experience as an IT manager, with significant supervisory responsibilities in libraries, higher education, or cultural heritage; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and direction in information technology. Demonstrated problem solving skills, effective consistent project coordination, leadership, and communications, and the ability to bring projects to fruition.
  • Demonstrated ability and achievement in managing staff, including ability to identify and address gaps in organizational structure, staff capacity & skills, and develop staff to build relevant skills. Demonstrated ability to lead through inclusion and engagement of departmental staff. 
  • Demonstrated ability in managing budgets. 
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communications and analytical ability. 
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and sustain effective relationships internally and externally with stakeholders, partners, and user groups. Demonstrated experience working collaboratively and independently with various groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing team environment. Ability to assess client needs, synthesize a shared vision, and work collaboratively to help clients achieve goals.
  • Ability to create and maintain a collaborative work environment where department staff function effectively as a team and treat each other with mutual respect.
  • Demonstrated excellent customer service skills, flexibility and a strong commitment to innovation, creativity and excellence. Demonstrated ability to maintain a focus on customer satisfaction, needs, and confidence in services provided.
  • Proven ability to ensure continuous service availability and business continuity, including information security, compliance requirements, and high availability.
Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments. Librarian ranking information can be found at: http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank.html.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience: Project management experience and certification. Experience developing or overseeing the development of open source software. Experience managing or integrating enterprise library systems.

Salary and Benefits:
We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at http://www.yale.edu/jobs. The STARS req. ID for this position is 38628BR.

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

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Digital Photo Organizing Associate, Everpresent, Newton, MA

Position Description:

EverPresent is currently seeking photo and video-loving individuals to join its team of photo organizers. Our company helps families and organizations secure the sounds, sights and stories of the past by organizing their digital photo collections and digitizing old photos and videos. We then help our clients share their memories online or through beautiful gifts such as slideshows or photo books. Our work is incredibly rewarding; we are the one company that doesn't mind seeing our clients in tears!

Position Responsibilities Include:

  • Consolidating large collections of digital photos and videos
  • Finding and deleting duplicate photographs (much of which is done automatically)
  • Categorizing and tagging photos by location, activity or event (e.g. Christmas, Beach Vacation, Sailing)
  • Tagging people in photos using facial recognition software
  • Selecting the best and worst photos of our clients' archives
  • Digital Photo Organizing Associates may also be trained and serve on the photo scanning team where you will be digitizing, editing and quality checking all types of photos and film.

*Do I need to know how to do all of these responsibilities to be considered for this position? Absolutely not! Previous experience is a plus, but we will provide training.

Successful Candidates:

  • Love photographs and videos!
  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Are proficient in computer use, especially Windows
  • Have a professional demeanor
  • Are reliable
  • Exhibit attention to detail
  • Are motivated, quick learners with a strong work ethic
  • Seek meaningful work in a fun, team-oriented atmosphere!
  • Strong performers will have an opportunity to be involved in training, setting policy and specializing as a technical expert in a particular area.

Details:

  • Location: This position is located in Newton Upper-Falls; approximately a 15 minute walk from the Eliot T Station
  • Hours: Successful candidates will work approximately 25-30 hours per week. We are looking to schedule Monday-Friday. Our office is open from 8:30am to 6:30pm (Shifts are: 8:30am-3:00pm and 12:00pm-6:30pm).
  • Salary: $11.00/hour -- We also pay you for your training hours!
  • We have a fun, supportive atmosphere with lots of opportunities to work together and regular social outings.
  • All candidates must be able to lift 20-30 lbs.
  • All candidates must be willing to submit to a background check and drug screen.

About EverPresent:

EverPresent was established with the goal of becoming the nation's leader in securing the images, sounds and stories of the past. Specifically, we digitize old photos, videos and other memorabilia--and then help our customers share them with family online and through beautiful gifts. Our company continues to grow; it is the perfect time to join EverPresent. Learn more at www.everpresent.com.

To Apply: Please send your resume, along with your reason for interest in this position and your days/hours of availability to employment@everpresentonline.com.

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Cultural Arts Manager, Carlsbad, CA

ORGANIZATION

Founded in 1986 as part of the goal to advance Carlsbad as a thriving, diverse, and creative city, the City of Carlsbad Cultural Arts Office aspires to make arts and culture an integral and inspiring part of everyday life in Carlsbad, California. Supporting a core value in Carlsbad's community vision, the Cultural Arts Office emphasizes the arts by promoting a multitude of events and productions year-round, offering cutting-edge venues to host world-class performances, and celebrating Carlsbad's cultural heritage with dedicated facilities and programs.

The Cultural Arts Office creates and implements this community vision through a spectrum of artistic offerings, including the installation of public art throughout the city, the presentation of hundreds of cultural events that take place in the recently upgraded Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium and other venues throughout the city, and the curation of the William D. Cannon Art Gallery located at the newly renovated Dove Library. The City of Carlsbad is deeply committed to public art as evidenced by a one percent allocation from all public facility capital projects constructed in the city that is dedicated to the acquisition of public art. The Cultural Arts Office administers a Community Arts Grant Program that funds projects spanning visual, media, literary, and performing arts delivered in Carlsbad by nonprofit organizations, schools, and school-related organizations. More than 20 grants are made annually with a focus on performances, exhibitions, residencies, or lectures for schools and the general public. The Cultural Arts Office also supports the Carlsbad Arts Commission, consisting of seven members, which advises the City Council on implementation of the arts element of Carlsbad's General Plan.

The Cultural Arts Office falls under the auspices of Carlsbad's extensive Library & Cultural Arts Department and the Cultural Arts Manager reports to the Library & Cultural Arts Director. The department partners closely with a diverse array of constituents including, but not limited to, citizens of Carlsbad, city departments, the Carlsbad Friends of the Arts, the Carlsbad Library & Arts Foundation, both resident and non-resident artists, and many arts organizations. The annual programming budget for the Cultural Arts Office is $529,000 in fiscal year 2017 with an additional $600,000 for personnel in the Cultural Arts Office.

COMMUNITY

The City of Carlsbad is ideally situated in north San Diego County where a great climate, beautiful beaches and lagoons, and abundant natural open space combine with world-class resorts, family attractions, well‐planned neighborhoods, excellent schools, and a charming village atmosphere to create the ideal California experience. Covering nearly 40 square miles, the City of Carlsbad is currently home to approximately 110,000 residents. Thanks to an award-winning growth management plan, the city's infrastructure and services keep pace with development and promote an excellent quality of life. Three lagoons, 50 miles of hiking trails, and nearly seven miles of coastline support an active, healthy lifestyle in Carlsbad. Named as The Digital Capital of California in 2013 by Google and as one of The Best Places to Live in 2016 by Men's Journal, Carlsbad draws both potential residents looking for a high-quality, well-run city, but also affords recruitment for top talent from throughout the country. The city's diverse economy is centered around action sports, manufacturing, life sciences, information and communication technology, clean technology, and hospitality and tourism. Known for its financial stability, the city maintains an AAA credit rating and has a general fund reserve balance exceeding $90 million. The city partners with surrounding cities on the award-winning "Innovate 78" economic development program and works closely with the state of California on the management of its beaches and lagoons. The only north San Diego County city with an approved Habitat Management Plan, Carlsbad works hand in hand with state and federal resource agencies to protect critical wildlife corridors and sensitive species. The operating budget for fiscal year 2017 is $253.4 million and the Capital Improvement Project (CIP) for the year exceeds $64 million.

POSITION

The position of Cultural Arts Manager presents an exciting and rewarding opportunity to play an active role in expanding and shaping the City of Carlsbad's arts and culture program and impacting the community experience. The current extensive program is a source of city pride and encompasses the performing arts, visual arts, and arts education for children and families. A comprehensive arts and culture planning process, funded and planned for the 2016-17 year, demonstrates the continuing commitment of the community to the arts and will provide a blueprint for expanding the reach of arts and culture in the Carlsbad area. Working closely with other city departments and the community, the Cultural Arts Manager will have the opportunity to bring together the disciplines of the arts, education, and the area's heritage to create a lasting impact in the community. 

Reporting to the Library & Cultural Arts Director, the Cultural Arts Manager is responsible for the comprehensive arts and culture program that includes exhibitions in the William D. Cannon Art Gallery, programming in the newly renovated 216-seat Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium as well as in the community, arts education for children and families, TGIF Concerts in the Park, and the public art program. The Cultural Arts Manager will lead a team of three full-time managers and an additional three full-time equivalents in part-time staff with responsibilities for exhibitions, art education programs, performing arts, and grant making.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILTIES

City-Wide Arts and Culture Program

  • Serve as the premier arts and cultural ambassador for the City of Carlsbad
  • Articulate the vision for the cultural arts program to all stakeholders.
  • Plan, implement, manage, and evaluate the city-wide cultural arts program, including all visual, performing, and literary arts.
  • Interpret the arts and culture plan and collaborate with the city, arts partners, and other agencies to present high-quality cultural programming that addresses community interests and priorities.
  • Maximize use of the renovated Dove Library complex and develop new cultural offerings for the community.
  • Advance the priorities of the recently developed Public Art Vision Plan to plan and install acclaimed public art that reflects the values of the city.
  • Stimulate and maintain interest in the arts through advocacy and involvement with key stakeholders.
  • Provide oversight of the arts grant making process to maximize community benefit and expand cultural offerings in the City of Carlsbad.
  • Provide exemplary customer service to stakeholders, residents, and visitors to the Carlsbad community.

Department Planning and Operational Effectiveness

  • Establish goals, objectives, and priorities to improve the quality and ensure the high performance of arts and culture programs.
  • Serve as a leader within and on behalf of the department in successful planning and implementation of programs and services.
  • Guide, mentor, partner with, and manage staff, including conducting regular performance evaluations.

Community Engagement

  • Foster community dialogue and participation in a comprehensive arts and culture planning process.
  • Engage community representatives through the Arts Commission, support organizations, stakeholders, and partnerships in creating a shared vision for arts and culture in Carlsbad.

TRAITS AND CHARACTERISTICS

The successful Cultural Arts Manager will be a highly visible, proactive, and collaborative leader who will embrace the role as the premier ambassador of arts and culture in Carlsbad and have a track record of building successful programs and services. This individual will be an advocate for the arts, have unquestionable integrity, and demonstrate proactive collaboration among city departments, members of the community, and other arts organizations. The successful candidate will possess exceptional interpersonal skills, particularly listening, and be able to coalesce multiple opinions and views around a common goal. The Cultural Arts Manager must be able to build strong, productive relationships that bridge the city and the community. The ability to be flexible and adapt to the needs and interests of the community are critical. The successful candidate will have a passion for the visual and performing arts and create, guide, and articulate a compelling vision for the future of the arts in the City of Carlsbad within the broader strategic framework guiding the Library & Cultural Arts Department.

Other key competencies include:

  • Personal Accountability and Teamwork - Inspires others, builds trust, and demonstrates loyalty while acknowledging one's own responsibility to be accountable for personal actions and professional decisions. Encourages positive and creative relationships across departments, working effectively and productively with others.
  • Customer Focus and Interpersonal Skills - Maintains a commitment to the satisfaction of all stakeholders by anticipating customer needs, responding with grace and diplomacy, and developing appropriate solutions. Communicates effectively and proactively with others, engaging individuals with genuine warmth, courtesy, respect, and consideration.
  • Leadership - Organizes and motivates other people to accomplish goals while creating a sense of order, direction, and active participation among a variety of stakeholders.

QUALIFICATIONS

The successful candidate will hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and possess five to seven years of prior experience in developing and administering a comparable arts program. A master's degree is preferred. Candidates must have the ability to effectively interface and collaborate with other city departments and senior staff. Demonstrated success in building productive relationships with outside stakeholders such as community leaders and advisory organizations is necessary. Exceptional written, oral, and interpersonal skills are critical. Experience in securing and administering grants and the planning, implementation, and evaluation of arts programs are preferred. Candidates should be well-versed in the regulatory aspects of a municipal government. Knowledge of city regulations and budgeting is helpful.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

The City of Carlsbad offers an attractive compensation package that includes cafeteria-style health benefits, executive leave, CalPERS retirement benefits, vacation, holidays, deferred compensation program, and more.

APPLICATIONS AND INQUIRIES

Please submit a letter and resume, electronic submissions are preferred, with a summary of demonstrable results to:

Ms. Pamela A. Pantos, Vice President
Arts Consulting Group
292 Newbury Street, Suite 315
Boston, MA 02115-2801
Tel: (888) 234.4236 Ext. 204
Fax: (888) 284.6651
Email: Carlsbad@ArtsConsulting.com

The City of Carlsbad is an equal opportunity employer.

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Part-Time Library Aide, Pollard Memorial Library, Lowell, MA

Reports To: Library Director, Assistant Director and any other designated personnel
Salary: $10.00/hour
Schedule: Up to 19 hrs weekly, may include evenings and Friday or Saturday

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.

  • Assignment to Technical Services to process materials.
  • Assignment to circulation desks, public desks, and performance of all circulation-related tasks in library and/or bookmobile.
  • Shelving of all library materials.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

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

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Commitment to serving a diverse urban population required. Knowledge of computers and database entry preferred.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

  • Bilingual preferred. (English/Spanish or English/Khmer)
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to library patrons.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

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

Qualified individuals should send application/resume with cover letter to the Human Relations Office, Mary Callery, HR Director Room 19 - City Hall, Lowell, MA 01852 by 4:00 PM:

Deadline ~September 21, 2016.

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

EOE/AA/504 Employer

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Library Director, West Falmouth Library, West Falmouth, MA

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

The Library Director serves as administrator and manager of this independent, non-profit library. The Director is responsible for all aspects of Library operations: collection and program development, fiscal responsibilities including assisting with fundraising and development, community relations, and oversight of library building and grounds maintenance. The Director supervises 13 part-time employees (2.5 FTE) plus volunteers and oversees an operating budget of over $190,000 for FY 2016-2017.

A Master's Degree in Library Science (MLS) or Library and Information Science (MLIS) from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent education and experience as well as a proven track record of administrative, financial, supervisory, and management skills is required for this position. Applicants must have the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with staff, patrons, Board of Directors, community organizations, and volunteers. Strong interpersonal and customer service skills plus excellent oral and written communication are essential. The salary range for this part-time position is $30,000 - $32,000.

Please submit cover letter and resume by mail to West Falmouth Library Search Committee, P.O. Box 1209, West Falmouth, MA 02574 or by email to WFLsearchcommittee@gmail.com. The position will remain open until filled. The West Falmouth Library is proud to be an EEO employer.

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User Experience (UX) Intern, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA

HBX is Harvard Business School's vision of business education reimagined for the digital age. We support the HBS mission by creating unique online learning programs that bring business education to life in a more accessible way. While product development is ongoing, our unique offerings currently include: HBX CORe, a credential program designed to teach the fundamentals of business and a variety of shorter certificate programs. HBX certificate programs focus on one essential business area and are intended to showcase the ideas and expertise of HBS faculty. All HBX products are delivered through distinctive means, including 1) our online platform that offers self-paced learning experiences grounded in interactive, real world problem solving, and 2) HBX Live, a one-of-a-kind virtual classroom that allows global participants to interact in real-time with one another and a faculty member much as they would in a traditional HBS case classroom. 

The HBX team, dedicated to delivering high quality business education through these innovative online concepts, is in a period of rapid growth and expansion. Benefits include being part of the HBS culture of learning and exposure to the larger University setting, while enjoying a fast-paced and high-energy start-up environment. 

OPPORTUNITY DETAILS:

The User Experience intern will assist the User Experience Architect in representing the voice of the user during the course platform planning process. Tasks will include (but are not limited to): 
  • Organizing, analyzing, and presenting data
  • Writing feature/enhancement requirements and creating wireframes/mockups
  • Researching best practices for proposed features
  • Interviewing students
  • Assisting with usability testing
  • Testing features
Other important information:
  • Flexibility with number of hours and days per week
  • Pay rate dependent on experience level
Email cover letter and resume (preferably in PDF format) to Jessica Clark, HBX Recruiting Coordinator, at jclark@hbs.edu.


Contact Us: jclark@hbs.edu

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School Media Specialist, Rhode Island School for the Deaf, Providence, RI

Job Description:

  • Creating an environment that is conducive to active and participatory learning, resource-based instructional practices, and collaboration with teaching staff
  • Encouraging the use of instructional technology to engage students and to improve learning, providing 24/7 access to digital information resources for the entire learning community.
  • Collecting and analyzing data to improve instruction and to demonstrate correlations between the School Library Program and student achievement
  • Maintaining active memberships in professional associations
  • As an instructional partner the school librarian works with teachers and other educators to build and strengthen connections between student information and research needs, curricular content, learning outcomes, and information resources. The school librarian demonstrates his or her role as an essential and equal partner in the instructional process by:
    • Collaborating with teachers and students to design and teach engaging inquiry and learning experiences and assessments that incorporate multiple literacies and foster critical thinking
    • Participating in the implementation of collaboratively planned learning experiences by providing group and individual instruction, assessing student progress, and evaluating activities
    • Joining with teachers and others to plan and implement meaningful experiences that will promote a love of reading and lifelong learning
    • Providing and planning professional development opportunities within the school and district for and with all staff, including other school librarians
  • As information specialist, the school librarian provides leadership and expertise in the selection, acquisition, evaluation, and organization of information resources and technologies in all formats, as well as expertise in the ethical use of information. The school librarian ensures equitable access and responsible use of information by:
    • In accordance with district policy, developing and maintaining a collection of resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and the teaching styles and instructional strategies used within the school community
    • Modeling effective strategies for developing multiple literacies
    • Organizing the collection for maximum and effective use.
  • As a teacher, the school librarian empowers students to become critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information. The school librarian supports students' success by guiding them in:
    • Reading for understanding, for exposure to diversity of viewpoints and genres, and for pleasure
    • Using information for defined and self-defined purposes
    • Building on prior knowledge and constructing new knowledge
    • Embracing the world of information and all its formats
  • As program administrator, the school librarian works collaboratively with members of the learning community to define the policies of the school library program, and to guide and direct all activities related to it. The school librarian maximizes the efficiency and effectiveness of the school library program by:
    • Using strategic planning for the continuous improvement of the program
    • Ensuring that school library program goals and objectives are aligned with school and district long-range strategic plans
    • Using effective management principles, including the supervision of personnel, resources, and facilities, in developing and implementing program goals and objectives
    • Preparing, justifying, and administering the school library program budget to support specific program goals
    • Establishing processes and procedures for selection, acquisition, circulation, resource sharing, etc. that assure appropriate resources are available when needed
    • Creating and maintaining in the school library a teaching and learning environment that is inviting, safe, flexible, and conducive to student learning
    • Ensuring equitable physical access to school library facilities by providing barrier-free, universally designed environments

Job Requirements:

  • Advanced degree in Library Sciences supported by coursework in special education, education of the deaf and hard of hearing or any combination of Education and experience that is substantially equivalent to meet the need of the school population.
  • Certification: Rhode Island Department of Education Certification: Library/ Media
  • Experience: Documented experience in a public school setting serving a diverse student population
  • Other: Proficiency in English and American Sign Language preferred.
  • At least 4 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Master degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required
  • BCI Required

Helen Edwards, Staff Assistant - HR and Operations
One Corliss Park
Providence, Rhode Island 02908
Phone: 401-243-1015
Email: click here

https://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=2650047

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Library Assistant, Pelham Library, Pelham, MA

The Pelham Library seeks a very part time staff member to assist with many aspects of running our small but busy library--working at the circulation desk, shelving library materials, placing holds for patrons, assisting with spine labels, displays, press releases, watering plants, supervising volunteers, etc. Currently the available hours are Wednesdays from 2-5:30, Fridays from 10- noon and 1-2 Saturdays each month from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Substitute hours are also available from time to time.  Salary is $12/hour.

Qualifications: Excellent customer service, experience with automated, networked library systems (we are on the MassCAT network with borrowing privileges with CWMARS as well), proficiency with Microsoft Word and Publisher, ability and desire to work with all ages from infants to seniors (if you have YA experience that would be fabulous!) Experience supervising volunteers preferred. Commitment of at least a year required (yes, it's only a few hours, but we really need someone who wants to be here for what it is and stick around for a while!)

Please send a resume and a letter of interest to library.pelham@gmail.com or by mail to:

Pelham Library, attn: Jodi Levine 33 Amherst Rd. Pelham, MA 01002

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Access Services Associate, MIT Libraries, Cambridge, MA

The MIT Libraries seek a reliable, enthusiastic, and service-oriented person to contribute to the work of our access services team. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a dynamic library environment and to gain valuable pre-professional experience in access services and information delivery.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Access Services Associate participates in circulation, reserves, stacking and service desk operations. S/he coordinates projects to move materials between library collections or locations, collects and analyzes statistics, produces and works with collections reports, and performs collections maintenance tasks such as creating or editing item records, working with staff across the Libraries to resolve complex problems. The Associate delivers high quality information service to the community across service points, both physical and virtual, and is responsible for the interpretation of library policies and procedures to users and for providing information about access to collections and spaces. S/he shares responsibility for opening/closing the library and reporting facilities and safety incidents/issues. The Associate contributes to the formulation of service enhancements, policy development and streamlining work practices and participates in training staff, developing documentation and training materials, and planning, testing, and implementing new services, procedures, and systems. S/he hires and directs the work of student assistants and serves as a resource to library assistants and student and temporary workers, sharing in-depth knowledge of library operations, procedures and technical applications. The Associate may also coordinate staff and student project work and participates in local and library-wide teams or projects.

QUALIFICATIONS: Required - Minimum of two years direct/related experience that provides an understanding of library or service functions; equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. In-depth experience with automated library systems and standard software (e.g. MS Office, e-mail, calendar) as well as an ability to generate reports and to work with data. Excellent customer service skills and strong commitment to public service. Excellent interpersonal skills including ability to work both independently and as an integral part of a service team, to work collaboratively and to interact effectively with a diverse group of people. Strong communication skills including ability to listen to and understand user requests and to interpret policies and procedures clearly. Excellent organizational skills, including ability to manage competing priorities and meet deadlines, as well as ability to identify and analyze problems and exercise good judgment in carrying out solutions with minimal supervision. Demonstrated desire to learn and a keenness for mastering new software, systems and technology and for assisting others in their use. Demonstrated initiative and flexibility for successfully adapting and working creatively in a dynamic environment. Ability to work under pressure. Exemplary attendance and dependability a must. Ability to lift 40 lbs, move boxes, shelve library materials and push book trucks; tolerance for exposure to dust.

Preferred - Bachelor's degree. Experience in academic and/or research library. Experience in customer service environment. Experience working with Aleph ILS. Experience in training and/or directing the work of others.

HOURS: 35 hours per week. Sunday-Thursday, 8 am - 4 pm; a mix of early morning (8 am) and weekend hours required. Schedule subject to change based on coverage needs and MIT's academic calendar.

HOURLY RATE AND BENEFITS: $20.00/hour minimum. Actual based on qualifications and experience. MIT offers excellent benefits including a choice of health plans, a dental plan, tuition assistance and fully subsidized MBTA passes for local bus and subway service. The MIT Libraries affords a flexible and collegial working environment and provides opportunities for training and skill development.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Apply online at: http://careers.mit.edu. Applications must include cover letter and resume. Priority consideration given to those applications received by September 14, 2016. MIT is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community and particularly encourages applications from qualified women and ethnic minority candidates.

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Community Planning Librarian, Pollard Memorial Library, Lowell, MA

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

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

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Supervises library personnel assigned to the Community Planning Department. 

QUALIFICATIONS

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

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

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

LANGUAGE SKILLS

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

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

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

REASONING ABILITY

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

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Valid driver's license with good driving history.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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

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

WORK ENVIRONMENT

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

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

Deadline: August 11, 2016

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

Union: MVEA Unit "C"

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

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

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

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

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Director of the State Archives, Library & Public Information, Rhode Island State Library, Providence, RI

DEPARTMENT: SECRETARY OF STATE
DIVISION: ADMINISTRATION
OPENING DATE: 08/30/16
CLOSING DATE: 09/12/16 11:59 PM
SALARY: $43.82 - $49.70 Hourly; $79,753.00 - $90,456.00 Annually
PAY GRADE: 08636 A
JOB TYPE: Non-Union (99)
JOB NUMBER: 2121-10000- 00048

CLASS DEFINITION:

The Department of State is reorganizing three of its information divisions - the State Archives, the State Library, and the Public Information Division - to better respond to the evolving manner in which users access information about government records and publications, State laws, legislative sessions, agency regulations, and the structures of state government. The Director of the State Archives, Library & Public Information is a newly created position for a leader who is excited not only to reimagine how the three information divisions can better connect Rhode Islanders and their government, but also to manage the Department of State's efforts to build our state's first permanent archival facility. This new facility will be designed to preserve as well as increase Rhode Islanders' access to the State's historical assets. Through this new position and organizational changes, the Department of State is looking to ensure that the information we have on Rhode Island government and history is easily, readily available and used by all Rhode Islanders. 

The Director of State Archives, Library & Public Information is responsible for directing and coordinating the work of several information resource program areas:

  • the State Archives and Public Records
  • Administration of the State Library
  • the Administrative Rules office
  • the Office of Public Information

The Director of State Archives, Library & Public Information oversees these program areas with a total staff of 14 full-time equivalent positions, including the State Librarian, State Archivist &amp; Public Records Administrator, Administrative Rules Coordinator, and Associate Director of Public Information, in a way that enables the Department of State to engage and empower all Rhode Islanders by making government more accessible and transparent, encouraging civic pride, enhancing commerce and ensuring that elections are fair, fast, and accurate. The successful candidate will be a creative, energetic, hard-working individual who is dedicated to connecting Rhode Islanders with accurate, timely, and responsive information about their government in a professional, non-partisan way. The Director of State Archives, Library & Public Information must demonstrate a passion for excellence and innovation with a track record of leading change, implementing emerging technologies and virtual services, and an enthusiastic vision for collaboration with the partners and constituents of the Department of State. S/he must also welcome the challenges and opportunities a building project presents.

The Director of State Archives, Library & Public Information reports to the Deputy Secretary of State/ Director of Administration. S/he is a member of the Department of State&#39;s leadership team and has considerable latitude for the exercise of discretion and independent judgment with respect to matters involving administration of the information resource program areas listed above.

ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:

Administrative: Performs office work directly related to the general operations of the Division of State Archives, Library & Public Information:

  • Directs and coordinates the work of the following program areas: Archives and Public Records Administration; State Library; Administrative Rules; and Public Information. Provides constituents and patrons with access to state government records and publications, information about State laws, legislative sessions, agency regulations, and the organization of state government. Leads organizational change working closely with the State Librarian, State Archivist & Public Records Administrator, Administrative Rules Coordinator, and Deputy Director of Public Information. Fosters a respectful, innovative, team-based environment in the Division of State Archives, Library & Public Information.
  • Assists the Deputy Secretary of State/ Director of Administration in long-range planning, goalsetting, and policy development related to archives, library and public information services, including planning and building a state-of- the-art archival facility; assists with administration and special projects as requested.
  • Plans and implements new technology systems and initiatives in coordination with the Division of Information Technology at the Department of State and external partners, including the Rhode Island Office of Regulatory Reform.
  • Assists in preparing the budget for the Division of State Archives, Library &amp; Public Information. Attends, promotes, and coordinates civic outreach and education events.
  • Collaborates and fosters strong relationships with the partners and constituents of the Department of State.
  • Performs other Department of State tasks and duties as necessary.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS FOR APPOINTMENT:

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Master's degree in History, Library Science, Information Science/Management, Public Administration, or related field; and experience gained through employment in a governmental, educational, or special collection library or archives, or in a highly responsible administrative and supervisory position in a public agency or in private industry; or any combination of education and experience that shall be substantially equivalent to the previously described education and experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

A track record of leadership and innovation in the public or nonprofit sector in the preservation and promotion of historic and governmental information.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Extensive knowledge of one or more of the subject areas for which the position is responsible.
  • Knowledge of computers, the internet, and collections management software systems.
  • Understanding of information needs of Division patrons.
  • Management, planning and supervisory skills, including the ability to function well as part of a management team that supports the overall goals of Department of State.
  • Strong customer relations skills and desire to meet and serve the needs of Division patrons.
  • Exceptional written and oral communications skills. The individual must be an inclusive collaborator and communicator able to prioritize workload effectively.
  • Proven ability to think analytically and to develop new or revised systems, procedures, and work flow.
  • Proven ability to make administrative decisions, interpret policies, and supervise staff.
  • Proven ability to motivate, develop, and direct people as they work.
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain positive partnerships with state, local and private sector entities, and to interact effectively with a wide variety of people.
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a dynamic, time-restricted environment. Ability to work under pressure with good humor. 
  • Proven ability to direct, plan, organize, staff, coordinate, budget, and evaluate the operations of the Division.
  • Ability to communicate in multiple languages preferred.

Interested candidates should submit their cover letter and resume to Deputy Secretary of State/Director of Administration, through www.Applv.RI.qov.

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA) PROVISIONS:

  • Reasonable Accommodations: If an applicant is unable to perform any essential job functions because of his/her disability but can achieve the required results by means of a REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION, then the individual shall not be considered unqualified for the position.
  • Medical Information: Any medical exams required for this position will be performed after a conditional offer of employment has been made in accordance with the Rules/Regulations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS: Note: All interviewees will be required to complete a Criminal Record Supplemental Questionnaire (CS-14B) at the time of the first interview or anytime thereafter. Conviction is not necessarily a bar to employment. Each case is considered on its individual merits. Per RIGLS 28-5- 6(4), "CONVICTION means, for purposes of this chapter only, any verdict or finding of guilt after a criminal trial or any plea of guilty or nolo contendere to a criminal charge."

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: Position #2121-10000- 00048 http://www.applv.ri.qov DIRECTOR OF STATE ARCHIVES, LIBRARY & PUBLIC INFORMATION, One Capitol Hill, Providence, RI 02908

questions@hr.ri.qov

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State Librarian, Rhode Island State Library, Providence, RI

DEPARTMENT: SECRETARY OF STATE
DIVISION: State Library
OPENING DATE: 08/30/16
CLOSING DATE: 09/12/16 11:59 PM
SALARY: $35.26 - $39.92 Hourly; $64,176.00 - $72,649.00 Annually
PAY GRADE: 08630A
JOB TYPE: Non-Union (99)
JOB NUMBER: 2121-10000- 00047

CLASS DEFINITION:

The State Librarian is a leader in making the Department of State a modern gateway that connects Rhode Islanders and their government. The State Librarian is responsible for managing the operations of the State Library, including two fulltime librarians, in a way that enables the Department of State to achieve its mission: to engage and empower all Rhode Islanders by making government more accessible and transparent, encouraging civic pride, enhancing commerce and ensuring that elections are fair, fast, and accurate. The Rhode Island General Laws assign various statutory duties to the State Librarian, including the maintenance and supervision of the State's legislative reference bureau and Publications Clearinghouse, and management of grants to the State's historical societies. The successful candidate will be a hard working individual who is dedicated to connecting Rhode Islanders with accurate, timely, and responsive information about their government in a professional, non-partisan way. The State Librarian must have a passion for excellence and innovation, a desire to implement emerging technologies and virtual services, and enthusiasm for collaboration and fostering strong relationships with the State Library&#39;s partners and constituents.

The primary duty of this position is the performance of office work directly related to the general operations of the State Library at the Department of State. The State Librarian reports to the Director of State Archives, Library &amp; Public Information and has considerable latitude for the exercise of discretion and independent judgment with respect to matters involving library administration.

ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:

Administrative: Performs office work directly related to the general operations of the State Library.

  • Maintains and supervises the legislative reference bureau established under Section 29-1- 10 of the Rhode Island General Laws.
  • Responsible for acquiring and maintaining state, federal and reference materials for the use of government officials and the public.
  • Collects and distributes state documents to Rhode Island public and academic libraries under the authority of Chapter 29-7 of the Rhode Island General Laws.
  • Provides reference and referral services to government agencies and the public.
  • Preserves and provides access to historical information of the State of Rhode Island. Conducts, promotes, encourages and assists with research about Rhode Island history, government, and culture. Works collaboratively with colleagues, including the Department's Education and Public Programs Coordinator, to plan, coordinate and oversee outreach activities.
  • Supervises staff in the State Library and directs daily operations: plans, assigns work to, supervises, and evaluates the work of State Library staff.
  • Supports initiatives of the Division of State Library, Archives & Public Information and the Department of State. Participates in strategic planning and budget processes. Determines program budgetary and purchasing needs, and prepares justifications.
  • Participates in, and provides support for state government boards, commissions, and committees. Attends professional conferences and represents the State Library at public and professional presentations.
  • Manages and administers grants to the Rhode Island and Newport Historical Societies, as required under Chapter 29-2 of the Rhode Island General Laws.
  • Identifies and actively pursues grant opportunities, writes grant applications and administers grant awards.
  • Maintains up-to- date webpages and actively uses other available electronic communication tools to inform and educate stakeholders and interested parties about the State Library.
  • Performs other Department of State tasks and duties as necessary.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS FOR APPOINTMENT:

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Master's Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association-accredited school; and experience gained through supervising programs and staff, and through a minimum of three years of employment as a librarian; or any combination of education and experience that shall be substantially equivalent to the previously described education and experience.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of the philosophy and techniques of library service.
  • Knowledge of library materials, resources and standards, including MARC, RDA, AACR2.
  • Knowledge of computers, the internet, and commercially available library software.
  • Knowledge of OCLC procedures: Cataloging, ILL.
  • Knowledge of government information sources.
  • Strong customer relations skills and desire to meet and serve the needs of State Library users. Skill to train and manage staff, interns and volunteers: to motivate, develop and direct people as they work.
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a dynamic, time-restricted environment. Ability to work under pressure with good humor.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both in writing and verbally, with the public, supervisors, colleagues, subordinates, and volunteers. The individual must be an inclusive collaborator and able to prioritize workloads.
  • Ability to think analytically and to develop new or revised systems, procedures, and work flow.
  • Ability to make administrative decisions, interpret policies, and supervise staff.
  • Ability to work with wide range of library technology.
  • Ability to lift and carry heavy boxes weighing on average 30-40 pounds.

Interested candidates should submit their cover letter and resume to Director of Finance & Personnel, Colleen Halloran-Villandry, through www.Apply.RI.gov.

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES Acr (ADA) PROVISIONS:

  • Reasonable Accommodations: If an applicant is unable to perform any essential job functions because of his/her disability but can achieve the required results by means of a REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION, then the individual shall not be considered unqualified for the position.
  • Medical Information: Any medical exams required for this position will be performed after a conditional offer of employment has been made in accordance with the Rules/Regulations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS: Note: All interviewees will be required to complete a Criminal Record Supplemental Questionnaire (CS-14B) at the time of the first interview or anytime thereafter. Conviction is not necessarily a bar to employment. Each case is considered on its individual merits. Per RIGL5 28-5- 6(4), "CONVICTION means, for purposes of this chapter only, any verdict or finding of guilt after a criminal trial or any plea of guilty or nolo contendere to a criminal charge."

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: Position #2121-10000- 00047 http://www.applv.ri.qov

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Director of Programs, Providence Athenaeum, Providence, RI

The Providence Athenaeum, a private, nonprofit membership library dedicated to the promotion of the humanities, seeks a culturally-engaged, well-read, and enthusiastic Director of Programs to lead its expanding and nationally recognized public humanities-based programming.

Deadline for applications: September 30, 2016

Please send a cover letter and resume to: search@provath.org

Letters may be addressed to: 
Matt Burriesci
Executive Director
Providence Athenaeum
251 Benefit Street
Providence, RI 02903

Principal Job Duties

The Director of Programs oversees the coordination and administration of ongoing programming at the Athenaeum, including planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and managing program activities. Principal duties include:

  1. Program development. The Director of Programs plays a lead role on the Program Development team, and is essential in developing unique content for the Athenaeum's salon series, book groups, member events, and other public programs.
  2. Partner cultivation. The Director of Programs engages with the cultural and academic community of Providence and the surrounding area, and builds partnerships with academic institutions and departments, arts organizations, libraries, publishers, and other organizations to further the Athenaeum's public mission.
  3. Program logistics. The Director of Programs is responsible for the organization and execution of all public events, including securing speakers, arranging travel, lodging, and catering, volunteer management, and upward feedback mechanisms.
  4. Budgeting. The Director of Programs develops and monitors an annual budget in coordination with the Executive Director and Business Manager.
  5. Promotion and sponsorship. The Director of Programs seeks to serve and broaden Athenaeum constituencies, and to help secure support for public programming (in coordination with the Director of Membership &amp; Development). The Director also manages the Athenaeum's extensive "happenings around town" listings.

The ideal candidate would be:

  • Culturally literate. Be aware of current trends in the arts and humanities, and be willing to understand the cultural milieu of Providence and the region. Ideal candidates would possess a humanities-based college degree.
  • Intellectually curious. The Athenaeum develops events in the traditional humanities disciplines (literature, history, philosophy, and political science) as well as arts-based programs and programs dealing with politics, economics, and science and technology.
  • Be enthusiastic about the role of humanities in the public arena! The Athenaeum believes in the transformative power of the arts and humanities. It is our mission to welcome and enrich the educational and cultural pursuits of our members and the community. We encourage a diverse public to engage in spirited conversation.
  • Engaging and collegial. The Athenaeum is a membership library, and the Director should be able to establish and cultivate strong relations with members and donors, as well as partners, staff, board, and other Athenaeum constituencies.
  • Be highly organized. Have familiarity with Excel or other spreadsheet/database concepts, be strong in advance planning, and be detail-oriented.
  • Have experience with event management, especially in a nonprofit environment. The director should have 3-5 years of experience in event management.

Schedule and working environment

The Director of Programs is a full-time position (40 hrs/wk), but a flexible schedule is available, as this job requires some evening and weekend work (the programming season is typically September through May). The Providence Athenaeum is one of the most beautiful libraries in the world, located in the heart of downtown Providence, Rhode Island, just blocks from Brown University and RISD.

Salary and benefits

$50,000-$55,000, commensurate with experience. The Athenaeum offers an attractive benefits package, including health insurance, a 401K contribution, and four weeks of paid vacation.

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Reference Librarian, Utah State Law Library, Salt Lake County, UT

The Utah State Law Library seeks qualified applicants for its Reference Librarian position. Those who are interested in access to justice issues and enjoy working with the public are especially encouraged to apply.  

For more information about the position and to apply, please visit: https://agency.governmentjobs.com/utah/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1524781 

The application period ends Thursday, September 15.

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(High School) Librarian, CATS Academy Boston, Braintree, MA

Administration:
  • preparing, justifying, and administering the library budget to support specific program goals
  • selecting and administrating a Library Management System (LMS) for the school: incorporating MARC records for both physical and online resources and insuring appropriate resources are available when needed
  • providing leadership for the Learning Commons: building a collaborative, responsive and dynamic learning environment that supports a community of engaged learners
Information Specialist:
  • developing and maintaining a collection of resources, both print and online, that are appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and the teaching styles and instructional strategies used within the school community
  • evaluating, promoting, and using existing and emerging technologies to support teaching and learning, supplement school resources, connect the school with the global learning community, communicate with students and teachers, and provide 24/7 access to library services
  • assisting the school community with their 
understanding and observance of copyright, fair use, and licensing of intellectual property
Teacher:
  • guiding students in reading for understanding, exposure to diversity of viewpoints, and for pleasure 
  • providing instruction in research skills and organizational strategies for students to become literate and ethical users of information
  • engaging students in the process of building on prior knowledge and constructing new knowledge 
  • encouraging students to work with peers in successful collaboration for learning
  • Other duties as assigned by line manager(s)/administration.
10-month, 6 weeks' vacation, 3 days/week, $30,000
 
Please email cover letter, resume, copies of transcripts, and at least two recommendations to:
Mr. Steven Bliss
Head of School
CATS Academy Boston
2001 Washington Street
Braintree, MA 02184

at sbliss@catsacademyboston.com

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Children's Librarian, Vineyard Haven Public Library, Vineyard Haven, MA

Vineyard Haven Public Library is looking for a Children's Librarian.

The position is full-time (40 hours/week); year-round schedule may include evenings and weekends. Salary range is $46,980 - $62,389 in 10 steps, with full benefits under union contract.

More details:
https://mblc.state.ma.us/jobs/find_jobs/rss.php?job_id=10829

Town employment application is available here:
http://www.tisburyma.gov/Pages/FOV1-0002E022/

Application, resume and cover letter may be sent to Human Resources for the Town of Tisbury, klucas@tisburyma.gov, Tisbury Town Hall, 51 Spring Street, P.O. Box 1239 Vineyard Haven, MA 02568.

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Librarian for Research Data, Tisch Library/Tufts University, Medford, MA

http://tufts.taleo.net/careersection/ext/jobdetail.ftl?job=16001555&lang=en

Description
Tisch Library supports Tufts' School of Arts & Sciences and School of Engineering (AS&E), providing services and resources to assist members of the Tufts community in their teaching, learning and research. Tisch Library provides collections, expertise, and technology-rich environments to support the creation and dissemination of scholarship.

The Scholarly Communications & Collections department of Tisch Library supports the mission of the university by engaging with the long history of scholarly communication from rare books to research data, and by recognizing how different formats, different modes of communicating information, and different disciplinary practices impact the transfer and development of knowledge over time. The department makes strategic decisions about how best to provide access and, where appropriate, long-term preservation, to the collections needed to support the teaching and research excellence of AS&E.

Tisch Library seeks an enthusiastic and knowledgeable Librarian for Research Data (Assistant Librarian/Associate Librarian) to lead Tisch outreach around research data and related data management services for the AS&E community. This individual will work with other library and campus partners (e.g. research administration) to adapt, design, and develop services that enable faculty and students to preserve, share, and curate their research data.

Essential Functions:

  • Coordinate and provide Tisch research data curation and management services, including data management plans and electronic lab notebook consultations, with other libraries and units.
  • Develop and offer workshops in support of AS&E research data needs. Provide training and support to Tisch librarians around research data competencies.
  • Work with faculty and other campus partners to advocate for appropriate development of research data archiving infrastructure. Develop best practices for collecting, preserving, and sharing research data.
  • Participate on library and university teams and committees as needed, including representing library interests and concerns on campus research data teams and projects.
  • Active professional development and service to maintain expertise around issues in research data, data management, and open data.
  • Act as liaison to one or more departments.


Qualifications
Basic Requirements:
At the rank of Assistant Librarian, at least 2 years of professional experience. At the rank of Associate Librarian, at least 6 years professional experience.

Both ranks require at a minimum:

  • ALA-accredited MLIS or equivalent advanced degree/experience.
  • Strong service orientation and interest in library patrons' values and needs.
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to work well in a team-based environment with a diverse group and to explain complex topics to a variety of audiences.
  • Demonstrable expertise in issues around research data.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Science or engineering degree and/or significant educational experience in the sciences, engineering, or in a lab.
  • Thorough understanding of the scholarly communication lifecycle.
  • Significant understanding of the common, major funder mandates for open data.
  • Experience working with faculty and researchers on data management plans.
  • Experience as a liaison to an academic department or program, with attendant collection development, instruction, and outreach experience.
  • Experience in an academic library.

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Circulation Library Aide, Winchester Public Library, Winchester, MA

The Winchester Public Library is seeking an energetic individual to perform all tasks associated with the loaning of library materials: issuing library cards, processing library check-outs, renewals, returns, fine payment, and processing payments for lost or damaged materials. Provide circulation related assistance and information to patrons; understand, explain and enforce routine library and network policies; maintain and respect patron confidentiality at all times; interact with patrons and staff both in-person, on the telephone, as well as electronically in a professional and courteous manner.

A full job description and application form is available at www.winchester.us.

Schedule: At least two Sunday afternoons per month, October - May, and occasionally substitute for illness or vacation.

Salary: $16.64 - $22.67 in ten steps.

Qualifications and Experience: Minimum of one year of college and one year working in a public library. Complete familiarity with use of computers for job related tasks as well as remaining current with changes in policy and procedures. Must pass written shelving exam.

Closing Date: September 14, 2016

Apply: Apply online through the town's web site, www.winchester.us. Also, send a letter of interest and resume to awirtanen@minlib.net.

The Town of Winchester is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Reference Librarian, Hudson Public Library, Hudson, MA

The Hudson Public Library is seeking an individual to work full-time at the reference desk in the adult department.  The Adult Services/ Reference Librarian works independently under the general direction of the Library Director and under policies established by the Board of Library Trustees. Performs professional library duties of a responsible nature involving considerable judgment in providing reference services.

Performs reference and reader's advisory services; assists patrons by making referrals to other agencies or placing holds for materials not in our collection. Oversees the purchase, maintenance and weeding of the reference and non-fiction collections. Selects and oversees the bid process for the periodical collection; catalogs and oversees the display and disposal of these holdings. Responsible for public relations functions including administering adult programs, directing monthly book discussion meetings, guest lecturers and other projects.  Responsible for the evaluation and selection of all on-line reference databases and the links on the website.  Responsible for instructing patrons in the use of the reference databases, the PACs and the Internet computers. Assigns work as necessary to the part-time Reference staff. Assists in the maintenance of the Library website; responsible for Library's social media accounts to include Facebook, Pinterest, Flickr etc. Attends professional meetings and workshops; reads current professional literature relating to adult services, technology and library services in general. Covers the Circulation Desk when needed.

Master's degree in library science or Bachelor's degree with successful completion of graduate reference course; one year of professional library experience; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. 

Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of professional library work. Knowledge of reference sources and the organization and management of library operations. Ability to relate well to people. Ability to speak and write clearly and concisely.  Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.  Experience with Evergreen ILS and Wordpress preferred.

37.5 hour per week; requires one night a week and one Saturday a month.

$35,015 - $46,071 in 8 steps

September 14, 2016. AA/EOE 

Send cover letter, resume and three professional references to: Debbie Backman, Library Director, Hudson Public Library, 3 Washington St, Hudson, MA. 01749 or email dbackman@cwmars.org

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Learning Commons Student Worker, Beatley Library/Simmons College, Boston, M

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Work Schedule: Tuesdays 8 p.m. - midnight (with opportunities to cover other shifts as needed)

Pay Rate: $14/hour

**Please note, this position is open to current SLIS students who have completed LIS 407. See the qualifications below for more details.

This position provides reference and circulation services to members of the Simmons community during morning, evening, and weekend hours.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides reference services in person, by phone, and via email and chat, to undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, and guests of the College
  • Provides circulation services and performs Library opening and closing duties as needed
  • Assists in the creation of physical and virtual displays of items from the Library's collection
  • Shelf-reads and shelves reference materials to maintain the organization of the reference collection
  • Assists patrons with equipment such as computers, printers (multi-function devices), and closed-circuit television
  • Performs other duties or projects as needed

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • Current enrollment in the Simmons SLIS program
  • Completion of LIS 407: Information Sources and Services
  • A commitment to providing excellent customer service
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to circulation@simmons.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately.

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Business & Competitive Information Temp, MilliporeSigma, Billerica, MA

Department: Business & Competitive Information

Location: 290 Concord Road, Billerica, MA

Status: Contract position available, Starting September 2016

Hours: 25-30 hours per week, Mondays through Fridays (exact start date and times are flexible and to be determined)

Duties: The Business & Competitive Information group is currently seeking applications for a temporary contract position to assist with business research, competitive intelligence activities, SharePoint work, and special projects.

Using business databases and company resources, this position will require you to complete research projects, create competitor/company dossiers, assist with building a resource library/directory for analysts, and work on additional projects, as needed 

Requirements: A candidate for this position should be a current student or recent graduate of an accredited Masters of Library Science program, Business Program, or related field.

  • Coursework in Competitive Intelligence, business, industry and/or market research
  • Experience building and executing search queries within a variety of information databases
  • Familiarity of general business terms and concepts
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Power Point
  • SharePoint experience, or desire to learn
  • Detail oriented with strong communication and comprehension skills
  • Ability to work independently, managing and prioritizing multiple projects

Submit letter of interest, resume, and list of completed relevant classes to:
Ashley Deveny
Ashley.Deveny@emdmillipore.com
EMD Millipore Corporation
290 Concord Road
Billerica, MA 01821
Posting Date: August 31, 2016
Position open until filled

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Call for Papers: Pushing the Margins: Women of Color and Intersectionality in LIS

Editors: Rose L. Chou and Annie Pho

Literature on diversity in librarianship has mainly focused on recruitment and increasing numbers of librarians of color. This book shifts the focus beyond numbers and instead on the lived experiences of those who are underrepresented in our profession. Using intersectionality as a framework, this edited collection explores the experiences of women of color in libraries. With roots in black feminism and critical race theory, intersectionality studies the ways in which multiple social and cultural identities impact individual experience. Looking at race and gender isolated from each other fails to see the many dimensions in which they intersect and overlap, creating a complicated lived experience that cannot be captured by studying one identity.

Libraries and librarians idealistically portray themselves as egalitarian and neutral entities that provide information equally to everyone, yet the library as an institution often reflects and perpetuates societal racism, sexism, and additional forms of oppression. Women of color who work in libraries are often placed in the position of balancing the ideal of the library providing good customer service and being an unbiased environment with the lived reality of receiving microaggressions and other forms of harassment on a daily basis from both colleagues and patrons.

Typically these conversations and discussions of our experiences as women of color have happened behind closed doors, within trusted circles of friends. Our hope and intention is that by bringing these conversations into a public space, we will raise consciousness of these experiences and start changing perceptions and expectations.

Proposals may consider the following themes and questions:
- Invisible and emotional labor
- Intersections of multiple identities, such as sexuality, gender identity, and socioeconomic class
- Leadership, management, promotion, and authority
- Gender presentation and performance
- Treatment of women of color library workers who are either not in librarian positions or do not have a library degree
- Experiences of women of color as library patrons
- How identity affects approaches to collection development
- How does structural oppression reproduce itself in spaces that are touted to be egalitarian and democratic?
- How does one maintain respect in the library when confronted with oppressive treatment or being stereotyped based on one's race, gender, or other social categories?
- How can library organizations create better work cultures and environments for staff and patrons to exist as their true selves?

This is not an exhaustive list. Proposals are welcome from anyone involved in libraries, archives, and information science. Contributions from people of color, those who belong to communities underrepresented in LIS, and those who work in school and public libraries are strongly encouraged. Essays that are straightforward scholarship are invited and welcome, as are more hybrid or creative approaches that incorporate scholarly writing with personal narrative, illustrations, graphics, or other strategies consistent with feminist and antiracist methodologies.

This collection will contain papers and essays of approximately 2000 - 5000 words. Proposals should include an abstract of no more than 500 words describing the proposed contribution and a short biographical statement. Send proposals to pushingthemargins@gmail.com by October 28, 2016.

Notifications will be sent by November 4, 2016. First drafts of manuscripts will be due May 31, 2017. Editing and revision will occur June-December 2017, with an anticipated publication date of Spring 2018.

About the editors

Rose L. Chou is Budget Coordinator at the American University Library. She received her MLIS from San Jose State University and BA in Sociology from Boston College. Rose serves on the ARL/SAA Mosaic Program Advisory Group and is part of the LIS Microaggressions project team. Her research interests include race, gender, and social justice in LIS.

Annie Pho is Inquiry and Instruction Librarian for Peer-to-Peer Services and Public Programming at UCLA Libraries. She received her MLS from Indiana University-Indianapolis and BA in Art History from San Francisco State University. She's on the editorial board of In the Library with a Lead Pipe, a co-moderator of the #critlib Twitter chat, and a Minnesota Institute for Early Career Librarians 2014 alumnus. Her research interests are in critical pedagogy, diversity, and student research behavior.

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Part-Time Reference Librarian, Belmont Public Library, Belmont, MA

The Belmont Public Library seeks a part-time Reference Librarian (8 to 10 hours/week). Performs a variety of duties to provide assistance to patrons in the use of all library resources, including online catalog, databases, Internet, OverDrive, etc. Helps patrons download materials to various mobile devices, troubleshoots computer and printer issues. Must possess strong commitment to high-quality public service and enjoy patron instruction, reader's advisory and other patron interactions. Ability to assist technology librarian with technology instruction, computer maintenance, 3D printing, and/or special projects preferred.

Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited school with one year of reference and public library experience required. Must have knowledge of principles and practices of library work and use of library resources and information technology.

Full Job Description is posted on the Town Of Belmont  Website Here: http://www.belmont-ma.gov/sites/belmontma/files/u571/part-time_reference_librarian_september_2016.pdf

The starting hourly rate is $27.0194 This position is not eligible for benefits. Hours are 1 PM - 5 PM Sundays from October to May, plus occasional Saturdays year-round, 9 AM - 1 PM or 1 PM - 5PM. Flexibility to substitute on occasional weekdays preferred.

Please submit a resume, cover letter, Belmont town application, and list of professional references to the Human Resources Department, 455 Concord Avenue, Belmont, MA 02478 or humanresources@belmont-ma.gov or fax (617) 993-2741 by Sept. 21, 2016.

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Emerging Technologies Coordinator, Suffolk Public Library, Suffolk, MA

We are a library committed to community engagement in our city that spans 430 square miles in SE Virginia. We have embraced our mission to connect people to information, ideas and experiences by not limiting ourselves by what libraries have done in the past and pursuing bold and innovative solutions for our community. We are continually looking outside of our walls and evaluating how we can be most relevant and eective in a community that is quickly changing.

The Emerging Technologies Coordinator:

  • Monitors, evaluates, and coordinates the integration of new technologies into library services to meet the needs of customers and sta. Reports to the Technology and Content Strategy Manager.
  • Develops sta training curriculum for the library's digital services. Identies training needs and conducts instruction for sta and public.
  • As a part of the Collection Strategy team, performs original and copy cataloging for all library materials and oversees new material processing.

Being a part of our team means that you are organized, self-motivated and collaborative. You have fun while embracing challenges and solving problems. You love utilizing the latest and greatest technology to expand the library's reach in new and exciting ways. You are passionate about sharing your knowledge with those around you as you develop training for the library's digital resources. If this sounds like you, you may be our next Emerging Technologies Coordinator.

Qualications

Master's degree in an ALA accredited program in Library Science (or ability to obtain no later than date of hire) and some customer service experience required, library experience preferred; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities. Requires a valid driver's license.

Salary: $43,934 - $47,500

This position will close September 9 at 12:00 PM EST. For more information and to apply visit: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/suolkva

http://www.suffolkpubliclibrary.com/about/careers/

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Discovery & Resource Management Systems (DRMS) Coordinator, UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA

UMass Amherst, the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system, sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, 90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City. The campus provides a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers.

As a gateway to knowledge, the UMass Amherst Libraries are key partners in teaching, learning, and research at UMass Amherst and in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Supporting freedom of inquiry, the Libraries foster a diverse and inclusive environment in which to engage with ideas and acquire the critical skills necessary for lifelong learning. 

The UMass Amherst Libraries seek a dynamic and innovative Discovery and Resource Management Systems (DRMS) Coordinator. The DRMS Coordinator provides leadership and vision in the management, support, integration and administration of the Libraries' suite of discovery and information management systems. These systems facilitate search, discovery, access and retrieval of scholarly resources. The DRMS Coordinator communicates and collaborates across library departments and is responsive to library and user needs. The DRMS Coordinator supervises a team of staff engaged in the performance of assigned duties in the Information Resources Management Department of the W.E.B. Du Bois Library.

Example of Duties:

  1. Provides creative leadership of the Libraries' resource management and discovery systems environment, to include the library system (Aleph), discovery platform (WorldCat Local), link resolver (SFX), and proxy server (EZProxy). Plans, coordinates and directs staff activities and workflows in the unit. Interviews, selects, trains and evaluates professional and classified staff.
  2. Develops a vision for search, discovery and access systems in a large complex academic research environment. Recommends and facilitates improvements to existing systems and services.
  3. Develops, implements and assesses proposals and projects specifically related to technology systems.
  4. Responsible for integration and interoperability of discovery and resource management with other library, campus and Five College systems.
  5. Works closely with the Five College Consortium libraries on system customizations, functionality and upgrades. Participates in migration and integration planning for next-generation systems.
  6. Works closely with Library Systems and Web Management to assure seamless interoperability between discovery and resource management systems and other library and campus systems.
  7. Works closely with metadata specialists to deploy and configure systems to fully leverage the potential of metadata derived from disparate sources.
  8. Works closely with acquisitions and other departmental staff to assure that appropriate content is represented in discovery systems.
  9. Develops expertise within unit/department in creating/maintaining/updating bulk import/export rules, to include manipulating and loading files, testing and troubleshooting.
  10. Formulates, revises, and implements library policies and procedures. Oversees the accurate and timely availability of documentation and training for all unit procedures and processes.
  11. Oversees unit's assessment activities, to include collecting, maintaining, analyzing and reporting on data/statistics generated by discovery systems.
  12. Develops and maintains a master list of system upgrades, modifications and fixes.
  13. Oversees back-end maintenance of link resolver, ensuring interoperability with other systems and platforms.
  14. Troubleshoots proxy server access issues, creates/maintains configuration files, works with vendors and campus IT on unauthorized use of licensed resources.
  15. Maintains and develops the Libraries' discovery platform. Continually evaluates and enhances the Libraries' discovery systems. Works with department and library staff to employ formal usability testing methods and data analysis to assess the effectiveness of services and technologies.
  16. Stays current on trends and issues related to the integration of strategic technology products for the comprehensive suite of library discovery solutions. 

Required Qualifications:

  1. Master's degree in library science - or equivalent degree - from a program accredited by the American Library Association, or its appropriate equivalent in librarianship from another country, or have appropriate equivalent experience.
  2. Minimum of five years of experience in implementing/developing/maintaining resource management and/or discovery systems and services.
  3. Minimum of two years of successful supervisory experience, preferably in an academic library.
  4. Knowledge of metadata schemas, including MARC. Evidence of understanding of semantic web and linked data and the nature of metadata, systems, and user expectations around search and discovery.
  5. Demonstrated ability to establish work priorities, set performance expectations, achieve goals, and direct work in a fast-paced, evolving environment.
  6. Understanding of integration and interoperability of library systems, repositories, websites, and research platforms.
  7. Familiarity with UNIX and shell scripting.
  8. Familiarity with relational databases (SQL).
  9. Demonstrated ability to utilize user-centered design methodologies and usability principles.
  10. Ability to thrive in the rapidly changing, future-oriented environment of a major academic research library and to respond effectively to changing priorities.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience implementing and managing a discovery platform (e.g. Primo, WorldCat Local, WorldCat Discovery, EDS, Summon).
  2. Familiarity with bulk loading of records and troubleshooting loading errors.
  3. Experience with XML, XSLT, and/or web-based APIs.
  4. Working knowledge of one or more structured programming languages (PHP, Perl, Python, Java).

SALARY COMMENSURATE WITH ADVERTISED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Application Instructions:

Please apply online at http://umass.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=75897 and submit a letter of application, resume, and contact information (phone and email) for three professional references by October 24, 2016 for priority consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is strongly committed to excellence and actively supports cultural diversity. As part of a commitment to its own multicultural community, the Library seeks an individual with a demonstrated commitment to diversity and one who will understand and embrace University initiatives and aspirations. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members.

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Assistant Head of Arrangement and Description, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Sterling Memorial Library
Requisition:  39186BR
www.yale.edu/jobs

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

Position Focus: Reporting to the Head of Arrangement and Description, the Assistant Head of Arrangement and Description leads and manages accessioning and archival processing of manuscript and archival collections primarily from the nineteenth through the twenty-first centuries and across all formats. Ensures that manuscript and archival collections are arranged and described in accordance with established standards and best practices, at an appropriate level of detail and effort, and in a timely manner. Assists with the development of the department's processing policies and procedures for archival, manuscript, and other non-print media, across a spectrum from basic initial control through full, detailed description. Works closely with unit head and acquiring archivists, including the heads of collection development and university archives, to set processing priorities, and tracks and reports progress. Collaborates with Manuscripts and Archives and other University Library staff on the development and use of tools and workflows to support description and access.

Trains and supervises staff members devoted chiefly to archival processing; provides leadership and guidance for processing projects carried out by other unit staff. Plans and directs processing projects carried out by support staff. May supervise additional project staff and/or interns. May process collections as time permits. Maintains relevant documentation.

Makes recommendations on personnel selection, staffing requirements, and equipment and supply needs. Participate in departmental planning; represent the department on a variety of collaborative projects and programs inside and outside the department; seek opportunities for cooperation with other departments or institutions; plan and manage specific library projects.

Participate in departmental reference and outreach program through weekly rotations on the reference desk and involvement in primary source instruction. May participate in donor relations, including initiating and maintaining contacts, negotiating deeds of gift. Undertake special projects as assigned. Participate in departmental and library-wide planning and committee activities. Actively contribute to the archival profession.

The Arrangement and Description Unit is a division of Manuscripts and Archives. The Unit supports the Manuscripts and Archives acquisition program and is responsible for the accessioning, processing, and cataloging of the unit's manuscript and archival collections.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent accredited degree, with formal training in archival theory and practice. In selected instances, a post-graduate degree in museum studies or a related discipline in the humanities or social sciences may be substituted for a master's degree in library science.
  • A minimum of two years of professional experience.
  • Proven skill in arranging and describing archival and manuscript collections both large and small to varying levels of detail, and in assessing and determining appropriate levels of processing based on research value, condition, and other factors.
  • Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment.
  • Proven ability to supervise, lead, and direct staff in accomplishing both individual and collective goals. Ability to train staff at all levels in processing methodologies and tasks. Ability to prioritize effectively among competing demands. Ability to solve problems collaboratively and creatively.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current national data content and structure standards related to the archival control of collection materials. Ability to apply extensive knowledge of current and emerging archival descriptive standards and systems (including DACS and authority control standards) to the development of processing practice. Ability to apply knowledge of approaches to arrangement and description of born digital records.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of archival and library management systems. Demonstrated knowledge of archival theory and practice may be substituted for formal training.
  • Demonstrated job or school experience with basic preservation and conservation standards for archival and manuscript collections.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability.
  • Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion.

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

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience: Experience supervising archival processing in an academic or research library; using ArchivesSpace; cataloging manuscript materials in MARC format; accessioning or processing born-digital materials; in the use of computational methods and resources to support archival processing and collections management. Strong knowledge of American history, and broad knowledge in the humanities.

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

Manuscripts and Archives, Sterling Memorial Library:

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

Salary and Benefits

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

How to Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at http://www.yale.edu/jobsThe STARS req. ID for this position is 39186BR.

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Production Systems Librarian, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Duties & Responsibilities 
Harvard University IT is a community of Information Technology professionals committed to understanding our users and devoted to making it easier for faculty, students, and staff to teach, research, learn, and work through the effective use of information technology. We are recruiting an IT workforce that has both breadth in their ability to collaborate and innovate across disciplines - and depth in specific areas of expertise. HUIT offers opportunities for IT professionals to learn and work in a unique technology landscape and service-focused environment. If you are a technically proficient, nimble, user-focused and accountable IT professional who also connects with the importance of collaborating well in a team environment we are looking for you!

Library Technology Services (LTS) provides shared services and systems to support all the libraries in the Harvard Library system. Systems Librarians function as business analysts, QA testers, and project managers. Systems librarians play many critical roles in interpreting requests, configuring applications, and collaborating with library staff across a wide spectrum of functional areas to analyze system requirements, to assess technical capabilities, and manage development and implementation projects that will deliver new functionality, processing efficiencies, and, most importantly, services for library users. System librarians must have expertise both in library functions as well as in the technology that will enable those functions to be as efficient and effective as possible.

Reporting to the Director of Library Systems and Support, Library Technology Services, the Production Systems Librarian is the team lead for the LTS Support Team. The team lead coordinates user support for all LTS production applications and manages the LTS web presentation of documentation and our service catalog. This position oversees support activities (Tier 1, 2, and 3 tickets) for LTS and coordinates activities with the Harvard University IT (HUIT) Help Desk to ensure consistent practices are in place for cross-departmental requests. The team lead also plays a key communications role for LTS by managing the monthly LTS newsletter, arranging open meetings and workshops as needed, and liaising with the HUIT and HL communications teams.

Basic Qualifications 
  • Masters in Library and Information Science or equivalent experience required
  • 2-3 years experience working in a research library
EEO Statement 
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/csdzq8h8mg

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Manuscript End Processing Assistant, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Job Title:

Manuscript End Processing Assistant at the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.

Job description: 

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

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

Requirements:

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

Hours:

  • 15 hours a week
  • Flexible hours, Monday-Friday, between 9am and 5pm
  • Hours must be completed in 2, 7.5-hour days

Salary: $14.50/hr

About the Schlesinger:

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

To apply:

Please submit resume, cover letter, and 3 references to Johanna Carll at jcarll@radcliffe.harvard.edu  by September 16, 2016.

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Part-Time Reference Librarian, Abington Public Library, Abington, MA

The Abington Public Library is accepting applications for a part-time (14 - 18 hours per week) Reference Librarian. The successful candidate will possess a positive customer service attitude and the ability to be friendly, courteous and tactful with the public, as well as proficiency in the areas of responsibility detailed below. 

Areas of Responsibility: Assists the public in meeting information needs using print, non-print, electronic, and Internet resources. Provides in-house, telephone and e-mail reference service to library users. Provides instruction to the public in using all of the library's resources by means of individual assistance, conducting workshops and preparing handouts and other print materials. Working with the Library Director and the Assistant Librarian for Adult Services, selects and catalogs adult non-fiction and reference materials in print, non-print and electronic formats using professionally recognized standards. Working with the Library Director and the Assistant Librarian for Adult Services, assesses adult non-fiction and reference collections and withdraws as necessary to retain the currency, accuracy and relevance of the collection. Organizes and indexes reference materials, such as local community resources files, a directory of Internet resources, and local, state and federal government documents. Prepares reading lists, bibliographies and displays of topical materials to meet patron needs. Creates appropriate signage for adult reference and non-fiction areas. Coordinates non-fiction and reference materials with the Abington Public Schools secondary level curriculum frameworks and assignments. Working with the Children's Librarian, develops and presents instructional lessons for upper-elementary and secondary school class visits. Assists the Library Director and other designated staff members in maintaining and troubleshooting technology. Occasionally assists at the circulation desk and all staff members may be called upon to perform other library duties as assigned.

Qualifications: ALA accredited MLS or equivalent school library media specialist advanced degree strongly preferred. Bachelor's degree including course work in library science, children's/young adult literature and information technology required, with enrollment in an ALA accredited MLS program or a graduate program for school library media desirable. Knowledge of the principles and practices of professional librarianship is essential. Experience working with children/teens in either a public library or school situation required. Ability to work comfortably in Windows environment with thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, desktop publishing and email is necessary. Working knowledge of the use of computers for library functions; knowledge of SIRSI/DYNIX Symphony preferred. Demonstrated willingness to stay current with technological trends. Excellent written, verbal and customer service skills. Ability to frequently walk, stand, bend, stoop, kneel, sit, reach above the head and lift up to 30 pounds; strength is needed to push loaded book trucks and arrange furniture in the meeting rooms.

Hours and Benefits: This is a non-union position and not eligible for benefits. Typical schedule includes two weekday shifts, one evening per week, and rotating Saturdays during the academic year (typically late August through late May). The salary is $20.36 per hour.

Closing Date: September 23, 2016

Submit: Resume, cover letter and Town of Abington employment application which may be found on the Town of Abington website: http://www.abingtonma.gov/sites/abingtonma/files/file/file/employment_app.pdf

to: Deborah Grimmett, Library Director at ablib@ocln.org

While electronic submissions are preferred, submissions may be mailed to:
Deborah Grimmett, Library Director
Abington Public Library
600 Gliniewicz Way
Abington, MA 02351

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Federal Library Intern Fair, Library of Congress, Washington, DC

The FEDLINK Education Working Group is planning a library school student intern fair and speed mentoring event. Join us on Wednesday, October 19th from 12:30 to 4:30 pm, at the Library of Congress and meet other students and librarians seeking interns.
This high-impact event will include:
  • A presentation on Pathways programs by a representative from OPM - this will be for the benefit of both the students and the federal librarians who are interested in recruiting.
  • An intern fair with booths for each participating library to share information about internship opportunities.
  • A speed mentoring session with students and experienced librarians.
Come meet with library professionals to discuss career experiences firsthand and learn about the tools needed to excel in the field of librarianship. This is also an opportunity for professional librarians and library administrators to find fantastic new additions for their own staffs.
Please register your interest in participating at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9HC85T8 or by contacting the information below.

Roxie Daneshvar
Librarian
Antitrust Library
U.S. Department of Justice
450 5th Street NW, LL300
Washington, DC 20530
Direct: 202-598-6852
Reference: 202-514-5870

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University Librarian (and Director of Library Services), University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

The University of Cambridge is seeking to appoint its next University Librarian (who will also be the Director of Library Services). Cambridge's University Library is one of the world's foremost university and research libraries. With approximately 8 million volumes, 120,000 e-journal titles and numerous materials in other formats, the University Library is a major scholarly resource, not only for the whole of the University of Cambridge's academic community, but also for researchers nationally and internationally. The University Library is one of the six legal deposit libraries in the United Kingdom and Ireland, and has held this copyright/legal status since 1710. It currently consists of the main University Library and 21 affiliated libraries.

Following the appointment of the current postholder, Anne Jarvis, to the post of University Librarian at Princeton University, the University of Cambridge has commenced a global search for its next University Librarian. The position is recognised internationally as one of the most senior in the library profession. It is an excellent opportunity for an experienced individual with drive and imagination who wishes to lead 21st century library services within a world-renowned institution.

The University Librarian will provide strategic leadership for the University Library, articulating a compelling vision for the development of its resources and services that align with the University's mission and core values. The University Librarian will have an in-depth understanding of the changing needs of a sophisticated user community. The postholder will also need to maintain a sense of common purpose across the staff of the University Library to deliver a flexible, responsive and exemplary library service. The University Librarian will have a strategic understanding of the role of IT, electronic content and the services that can be delivered in the digital environment, particularly in support of teaching, research and wider scholarly endeavour. In pursuit of this, the University Librarian will play a central role in jointly exploring a vision for a partnership with the Cambridge University Press, the world's oldest and second largest university press, with a catalogue of 50,000 books and 350 journals.

The successful candidate will have considerable negotiating skills and the political acumen to gain adequate funding for library services, seeking external, as well as internal, income. The University Librarian will also have the ability to build and maintain productive relationships across and beyond the University, being expected to represent the Library and the University around the world and to engage with philanthropic individuals and organisations. Location: Cambridge. Salary: Competitive. To express an interest in the post of University Librarian (and Director of Library Services), upload your application to Perrett Laver's website www.perrettlaver.com/candidates quoting reference 2690.

The closing date for applications is midday (BST) on Tuesday 27th September 2016.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/11287/

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Circulation Supervisor, Ventress Memorial Library, Marshfield, MA

Duties/Description: The Ventress Memorial Library is seeking a service focused, creative, and efficient Circulation Supervisor. This is a 25 hour per week position and works under the general direction of the Head of Circulation. Performs responsible library work including planning and overseeing the administration of the circulation desk; exercises considerable judgment and initiative in professional matters. Has frequent contact with the public, other libraries, and professional organizations. Contacts are mostly in person and also by telephone and require discussing routine information, such as assisting patrons in finding library materials and answering various questions.

Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree and 3 to 5 years supervisory work in a public library or the equivalent combination of education and experience, which provides the required knowledge and skills.  Broad knowledge of library principles, methods, materials, practices and technology, and the ability to communicate professionally is also essential. The ability to interact tactfully and courteously with the general public, ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, flexibility, ability to handle a variety of tasks, attention to detail and excellent follow-through is key. Knowledge of SirsiDynix circulation software is a plus!

Salary: $20.82, 25 hours/week benefits included.

Closing Date: September 12, 2016

How to Apply: Submit cover letter and resume to cmarcoux@ocln.org

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Part-Time Reference Librarian (Taunton Center), Bristol Community College, Fall River, MA

STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Responsible for providing professional library reference services to community college students, faculty, and staff; perform reference services, teach bibliographic instruction and information literacy; and assist researchers in use of print/electronic resources including online search services, internet, and networked information resources at the Taunton Center.

SUPERVISION:  Reports to the Associate Dean of Library Services.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide general reference assistance to library users via multiple mediums including, chat, email, LMS, and in-person.
  • Provide bibliographic instruction. Conducts orientation sessions, tours, and classroom introductions to library services/resources.
  • Develop and update content using LibGuides. Creates web-based tutorials on library research and citation tools.
  • Compile statistics on usage of various library services/resources.
  • Create/maintain library displays and exhibits.
  • Participate in circulation desk activities, including checking materials in/out.
  • Generate interlibrary loan requests.
  • Participate in development of library collection to support curricula, course requirements, and assignments of the college.
  • Maintain professional knowledge of information and trends in library and related technology fields and be innovative in recommending new ideas to connect students with information.
  • Assist with use of library equipment.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:   Master's degree in Library Science, Library & Information Science, or closely related field; with three (3) years' experience and/or training that includes library operations, library information systems, reference services, bibliographic instruction, circulation services, and cataloging; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience; and the ability to work collaboratively and effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student body.

Additional Information:

POSITION STATUS:  

This is a part-time, MCCC/MTA unit, position with no benefits, 22 hours per week, 50 weeks per year. Work Schedule: Monday - Thursday: 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. This position is subject to the 2017 budget appropriation.

SALARY:  $ 26.40 per hour.

Application Instructions:

Screening will begin with applications received by July 21, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit a cover letter, resume and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references.  Only on-line applications will be considered. 

Apply: https://bristolcc.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp;jsessionid=CAE8704870FC9EBED973BFEF6820E92F?JOBID=73955

Bristol Community College is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

Bristol Community College changes the world by changing lives, learner by learner.

 

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Archivist, Yale University, New Haven, CT

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

Position Focus: Under the direction of the Head of Arrangement and Description, the Archivist is primarily responsible for describing and making accessible manuscript and archival materials and promoting their use for teaching and research. 

Work with staff in MSSA and across Yale University Library in the creation of quality, standards-based archival metadata and the maximization of its use. Contribute to quality control of metadata operations; maintain documentation on best practices and track developments on standards of all types (descriptive, technical, preservation, and administrative) to recommend and design appropriate metadata schema and products for discovery and access. Articulate the business value of archival metadata and data quality. Provide ongoing support of the department's use of ArchivesSpace; serve as an ArchivesSpace super-user. Collaborate across the Library on ArchivesSpace implementation and use. Perform database queries and generate reports.

Process and catalog archive and manuscript collections in all formats, including born digital, in accordance with approved plans and departmental procedures, including screening for sensitive material and implementation of necessary preservation procedures. Devise processing plans for collections requiring more than minimum processing. Prepare and update access tools such as finding aids and catalog records for archival and manuscript holdings in accordance with archival and library standards. Perform original and complex metadata creation and editing.

Participate in departmental planning; represent the department on a variety of collaborative projects and programs inside and outside the department; seek opportunities for cooperation with other departments or institutions; plan and manage specific library projects. Participate in departmental reference and outreach program through weekly rotations on the reference desk and involvement in primary source instruction. Undertake special projects as assigned. Plan, direct, and review the work of support staff and student assistants. Participate in departmental and library-wide planning and committee activities. Actively contribute to the archival profession.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:
  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent accredited degree, with formal training in archival theory and practice. In selected instances, a post-graduate degree in museum studies or a related discipline in the humanities or social sciences may be substituted for a master's degree in library science. 
  • Qualified individuals new to the library profession are welcome to apply.
  • Experience arranging and describing or providing public services for manuscript and/or archival collections. 
  • Strong working knowledge of metadata frameworks, specifically EAD and MARC. Ability to evaluate and edit metadata in bulk.
  • Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing team environment. Ability to readily adapt to change. Ability to exercise initiative, sound judgment, creativity, and flexibility.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current national data content and structure standards related to the archival control of collection materials. Demonstrated ability processing and describing manuscript and/or archival collections, using DACS and other relevant content standards.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of archival and library management systems. Demonstrated knowledge of archival theory and practice may be substituted for formal training. 
  • Demonstrated job or school experience with basic preservation and conservation standards for archival and manuscript collections. 
  • Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability. 
  • Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion.
  • Ability to manage a variety of tasks and multiple priorities. Logical and enthusiastic approach to work; careful attention to detail; initiative and follow-though.
Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments. Librarian ranking information can be found at: http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank.html.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience: Experience with ArchivesSpace; metadata schema, including EAC-CPF, MODS, METS; scripting languages, such as Python, Ruby; SQL, XQuery, SPARQL. Creative approaches to introducing/using online tools to enhance access. Experience accessioning and/or processing born-digital materials. Knowledge of American history, and/or broad knowledge in the humanities.

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

Salary and Benefits
We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at http://www.yale.edu/jobs. The STARS req. ID for this position is 39179BR.

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

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Adult Services Librarian, Kingston Community Library, Kingston, NH

Job Description:
The Kingston Community Library in Kingston NH is now accepting resumes for the position of Adult Services Librarian. The ASL performs a wide variety of vital patron services in a beautiful state-of-the-art building that opened in 2012. Duties include programming, collection development, cataloging, back office management, and general library operations. Position is part-time up to 32 hours per week, including evenings and/or Saturdays. Hourly rate starts at $15.50/hr. and includes paid time off. College degree and 2 years of relevant library experience expected. Recent MLS graduates considered.
www.kingston-library.org

 

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Instruction and Research Librarian, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

THE LIBRARIES 

Serving three campuses, the University of Washington Libraries is one of the largest and most innovative libraries in North America with collections exceeding 9 million volumes, over 500,000 electronic books, more than 120,000 currently received journal titles, as well as millions of scholarly resources in other formats. Beyond the strength of local collections and digital resources, the Libraries is recognized for its excellent service, innovative learning and research spaces, faculty partnerships, global reach, extensive assessment efforts and diverse award-winning staff. The Libraries plays a significant leadership role regionally as a member in the groundbreaking Orbis Cascade Alliance and throughout the profession as evidenced by the number of its staff selected for competitive leadership programs and honored by professional association lifetime achievement awards.

HEALTH SCIENCES LIBRARY

Health Sciences Library (HSL) is a national leader in the development and application of innovative strategies and technologies to meet information and research needs for the benefit of patients and communities throughout the Pacific Northwest. The HSL supports the education, research, and clinical programs of the six UW health science schools; UW Medicine Accountable Care Network (ACN), as well as the wider interdisciplinary biomedical community of the University. The UW Medicine Accountable Care Network spans 46 cities and neighborhoods, and includes: 1,000+ primary care providers; 4,000+ specialists; 1,000+ clinics; 19 hospitals; 33+ urgent care clinics; and 19 emergency departments. In partnership with the leadership of the UW Medicine Research Information Technology (RIT), Institute of Translational Health Sciences (ITHS), UW Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education (BIME), HEALWA, and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Pacific Northwest Region (NN/LM PNR), the Health Sciences Library is working to advance an institutional, regional and multi-disciplinary strategy to promote precision medicine and support translational research. The Health Sciences Library actively collaborates with campus partners to support curricular and practice transformation of the health delivery system through investment in knowledge, training and tools. The partners work together to develop new, innovative tools for research and data management, to support existing tools, and to educate and train faculty, staff, and students in the effective use of these tools. This partnership extends the reach of the Health Sciences Library in order to disseminate information and awareness of the suite of resources and tools available at the University to the region.

THE POSITION

The Health Sciences Library currently has an opportunity for an Instruction and Research Librarian to provide excellent research support and library instruction to Health Sciences students, faculty and staff at the University of Washington and in the WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho) region. Reporting to the Associate Director of the Health Sciences Library, the Instruction and Research Librarian serves as a member of the Public and Research Services team to create, manage and disseminate information resources to the health sciences community for assigned schools and departments.


SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  • Serves as a liaison/co-liaison for faculty, researchers and students in assigned schools and departments. Provides individual and group consultation in information literacy, research strategies, searching, information management and evidence based practice instruction for assigned schools and departments
  • Provides collection development recommendations relevant to assigned departments
  • Designs and performs instructional classes for faculty, students and researchers that promote the efficient and effective use of UW and other web resources in the areas of support
  • Collaborates with faculty to identify opportunities, determine requirements, and choose tools that will allow students to discover, access, and incorporate the library's resources into course assignments
  • Promotes innovative virtual library instruction, including but not limited to: innovative remote instructional support, creating online research guides, creating interactive tutorials, supporting learning management software, and exploring other online and mobile learning tools such as iPad apps, new media production tools, and data visualization systems
  • Provides research support to assigned liaison areas, including but not limited to: collaborating on research projects, providing systematic reviews, providing support for data management and supporting innovative/emerging institutional research tools
  • Cultivates and sustains collaborative relationships with faculty, students, researchers and staff in support of campus teaching, learning, and research
  • Performs professional responsibilities in teaching, scholarship and service. Demonstrates evidence of continuing professional growth
  • Good communication skills are a requirement for this position and for all Libraries' staff members. Basic expectations are described in the Libraries Personal Communication Responsibility Guidelines
  • Assumes other responsibilities as assigned

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  • Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplaceStrong public service orientation with an aptitude for providing online and face to face instruction and consultation services in a research or academic health sciences library
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and instructional technology skills
  • Commitment to professional development and the ability to meet the research, teaching, service, and professional competency requirements for tenure and promotion advancement 

Preferred

  • Experience evaluating, selecting, and implementing instructional technologies in an academic library setting as well as knowledge of current issues and trends in pedagogy
  • Experience in a Health Sciences library

SALARY

$50,000 minimum. Starting salary commensurate with qualifications and background. 

RANK

Position will be at rank of Assistant or Sr. Assistant, depending on qualifications and background. 

BENEFITS

Librarians are academic personnel and participate in the University of Washington Retirement Plan on a matching basis. Vacation is accrued at the rate of 24 working days per year; sick leave at the rate of 12 working days per year. No state or local income tax.

APPLICATION PROCESS

To apply for this position, please submit the following information to libhr@uw.edu:

  • Cover letter (addressed to Laura Lillard, Assistant Director, Libraries Academic Human Resources)
  • Curriculum vitae or resume (include a telephone number, mailing address, email address and salary requirements)
  • List of three references who are knowledgeable of your qualifications for this position, one of which must be your current supervisor (include telephone numbers, mailing addresses, and email addresses)
  • Please use "Librarian Application: Instruction and Research Librarian in the subject heading
  • Please submit all components in a single, multi-page PDF document. All submissions will be maintained in a secure, password protected online file space during the course of the search. Campus constituents may have access to some material, including CVs

APPLICATION DEADLINE

To ensure consideration, applications should be received no later than 5:00 pm, Friday, September 23, 2016.

University of Washington Libraries Home Page is http://www.lib.washington.edu.

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or
genetic information.

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the University is required to verify and document the citizenship or employment authorization of each new employee. 

For questions about this position, or questions regarding potential disability accommodations, please contact Laura Lillard at libhr@uw.edu.

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Head of Reader Services, Chelmsford Public Library, Chelmsford, MA

Do you love answering that age-old question "Can you recommend a good book?" When you go to a party, do you find yourself giving unsolicited reading suggestions to the person beside you? Do you love to talk about books, blog about books, listen to books? 

If you are excited about library programs, have experience running innovative events, and are comfortable planning programs that encourage reading, viewing, and listening to library materials, we have a job for you.

We are looking for a leader, a go-to person that staff looks to when brainstorming an idea.  We want someone who is comfortable speaking on behalf of the library to a larger community.

If you fit this description, then we would love to talk to you.

We have a full time, 37-½ hour per week position as Head of Reader Services available.  This includes desk time in both reference and circulation departments and will include one night per week and some weekend hours. Job responsibilities include:   providing reader's advisory and reference services to the community - (in person, on the phone, social media and email); using print and online resources; providing patron and staff instruction and assistance in technology for reader's advisory and reference; planning and conducting literature-based library programs and outreach activities for all age groups; managing the development of the fiction collection with the support of the Adult Services Librarian. 

Candidates should be versatile, energetic and have a sense of humor. You should be known as a team player who works well with peers, and enjoy interacting with public of all ages and should NOT be shy.  Must demonstrate strong reader's advisory, collection development and reference skills and be comfortable with a variety of web applications and social media.  Must have a solid, working knowledge of popular reading material, fiction and non-fiction. 

Be prepared to share a book talk during the interview, bring samples of reviews, columns you may have written, programs you are particularly proud of and/or send us links to literature-related programs and outreach you have done - show us your stuff. 

MLS required. Management experience preferred, previous experience working in a reference or reader's advisory position desired.

Salary range: $51,143 to $72,424 in ten steps 

Applications may be sent to Becky Herrmann, Library Director -  bherrmann@townofchelmsford.us 

Deadline: Open until filled, but interviews may begin as soon as the week of September 12th if response warrants. We would like to expedite this process!   The Chelmsford Federation of Teachers, Local 3669, represents this position. The Town of Chelmsford is EEO/AA Employer.

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Associate Dean and Fackler Director of the Health Science Center Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

The University of Florida's George A. Smathers Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position, Associate Dean and Fackler Director of the Health Science Center Libraries.

The Associate Dean and Fackler Director of the Health Science Center (HSC) Libraries is a tenure track faculty position that provides leadership and vision for HSC Libraries. The Fackler Director is responsible for the overall leadership of the HSC Libraries and contributes to the management of the Smathers Libraries as an Associate Dean. The Fackler Director ensures that the HSC Libraries adhere to its mission to serve the six colleges of the University of Florida Health Science Center, and associated centers, institutes, hospitals and clinics, as well as to provide appropriate community services.

The HSC Libraries constitute one of the largest health sciences library systems in the Southeast.  With libraries located in Gainesville and on the University of Florida Health Science Center Jacksonville campus (Borland Library), the HSC Libraries provide services and programs to support UFHealth, which includes the Colleges of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Health Professions, and Veterinary Medicine, as well as the Clinical and Translational Science Institute; the Emerging Pathogens Institute; the Genetics Institute; the Institute on Aging; the Institute for Child and Health Policy; and the McKnight Brain Institute. 

The HSC Libraries are part of the George A. Smathers Libraries system (see http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/orgchart.pdf). The Smathers Libraries hold over 5,000,000 print volumes, 1,000,000 e-books, 8,100,000 microfilms, 170,500 full-text print and electronic journals, nearly 1,000 electronic databases, 1,300,000 documents and 1,000,000 maps and images.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:  An accomplished leader with a masters' degree in library science from an ALA accredited graduate program in library or information science, or advanced degree in a life or health science field.  Candidates must possess at least ten years of relevant administrative responsibility, preferably in an academic health sciences library, and experience managing comparable budgets and a complex infrastructure.   An undergraduate or advanced degree in a life or health science field in addition to a masters' degree in library or information science is preferred, as is experience in securing donor and grant funding. Candidates should demonstrate a level of professional development, including research, publication, and professional service activities, reflecting the capacity to achieve tenure, as well as evidence of the inclusion of individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives in work activities necessary to support all students, faculty and staff, and foster excellence in a diverse and global society.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Witt/Kieffer has been retained to assist in this recruitment.  Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited.  Applications should include a curriculum vitae and cover letter.  Documents should be submitted electronically to UFFacklerDir@wittkieffer.com.  Confidential inquiries may be addressed to Anne Zenzer or Claudia Teschky at 630-990-1370, the Witt/Kieffer consultants supporting this search.  The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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Commons Librarian, Providence College, Providence, RI

Providence College, Phillips Memorial Library, seeks applications for a Commons Librarian (Part-time/Full Year) position.

Hours:  Variable hours based on Saturdays 2:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m., Sundays 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and two days mid-week 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.  During the Summer period the mid-week days will be on an ad hoc basis.

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply online, please go to: https://careers.providence.edu

Click on Careers 
Click on Administrative and Professional Positions, then click on View-Commons Librarian
Please complete application as requested.

Review of applications will begin immediately.

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Metadata Librarian, UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA

UMass Amherst, the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system, sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, 90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City. The campus provides a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers. 

As a gateway to knowledge, the UMass Amherst Libraries are key partners in teaching, learning, and research at UMass Amherst and in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Supporting freedom of inquiry, the Libraries foster a diverse and inclusive environment in which to engage with ideas and acquire the critical skills necessary for lifelong learning. 

The UMass Amherst Libraries seek a dynamic and innovative librarian to assist with metadata creation for description, discovery, access, administration and preservation of both digital and physical objects produced, acquired or held by the Libraries and to provide technical support for the metadata in the Libraries' institutional repository, digital collections platforms, and other discovery systems. This will include metadata cleanup, editing, enhancement, migration, mapping and transformations using tools such as Oxygen, MarcEdit, and OpenRefine as well as cataloging material using traditional rules such as RDA, LCSH, LCC, MARC, NACO authority rules, etc. The Metadata Librarian will also provide consultations, training, creation and maintenance of documentation, quality control, investigation of new tools & standards, and development of standards and best practices. May also help coordinate and supervise others involved in creating metadata for local digital collections held by the UMass Amherst Libraries.

Required Qualifications:

  1. Master's degree in library science - or equivalent degree - from a program accredited by the American Library Association, or its appropriate equivalent in librarianship from another country, or have appropriate equivalent experience
  2. Minimum of two years professional experience, preferably in an academic library.
  3. Knowledge of the use of cataloging principles, and an understanding of controlled vocabularies, taxonomies, and ontologies
  4. Experience with manual and automated metadata creation and management
  5. Working knowledge of metadata standards (e.g. MARC, Dublin Core, EAD, VRA Core, METS, MODS)
  6. Working knowledge of metadata tools and systems for creating, editing, harvesting and transforming metadata (e.g. XML, XSLT, XPath,  Oxygen, MarcEdit, OpenRefine, OAI-PMH)
  7. Experience working with digital repository platforms and providing technical support for digital repositories and digital collections
  8. Demonstrated understanding of digital library standards and best practices\
  9. Aptitude for complex, analytical work with an attention to detail, and the ability to manage multiple priorities and competing deadlines
  10. Effective verbal and written communication skills
  11. Aptitude for technology

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Knowledge of and experience applying AACR2/RDA, MARC, LCC, LCSH
  2. Experience working with Integrated Library Systems, Discovery Systems, and OCLC Connexion
  3. Working knowledge of one or more structured programming languages (e.g. PHP, Perl, Python, Java)
  4. Knowledge of web-based APIs
  5. Experience in name authority work and disambiguation systems such as NACO, ORCID, and VIAF
  6. Familiarity with linked data concepts
  7. Supervisory and project management experience 

SALARY COMMENSURATE WITH ADVERTISED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Application Instructions:

Please apply on line at http://umass.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=75890 and submit a letter of application, resume, and contact information (phone and email) for three professional references by October 10, 2016 for priority consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is strongly committed to excellence and actively supports cultural diversity.  As part of a commitment to its own multicultural community, the Library seeks an individual with a demonstrated commitment to diversity and one who will understand and embrace University initiatives and aspirations.  The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members.

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Temporary Photographs Assistant, Harvard College Library, Cambridge, MA

Working under the direction of the Photographic Resources Librarian, the Temporary Photographs Assistant provides care for photographs and other special collections held by the Fine Arts Library. Duties may include cataloging, scanning, creating inventories, rehousing collections, among others.

  • Re-houses photograph collections in appropriate sleeves, wrappers, and boxes.
  • Inventories collections and compares to printed lists and catalogs where available.
  • Creates basic cataloging records for photographs
  • Creates box lists for uncataloged photograph collections working directly with fragile and unique materials.
  • Identifies photographs in need of stabilizing conservation treatment.
  • Monitors use of Study Room as needed

Part Time - 15 hours a week

Qualifications

High school diploma required. Bachelor's degree preferred. Experience working in a library or archive strongly preferred. Photographic collections experience helpful. Knowledge of Western European languages beneficial.

Salary

commensurate with experience

How to Apply

Please email resume and cover letter to harvardlibraryhr@harvard.edu using "Photographs Assistant" as the subject line.

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Circulation Assistant, Wellesley Public Library, Wellesley, MA

Part-time position (16 hours/week) for a Circulation Assistant. Duties include providing excellent customer service at the Main and Branch Libraries, checking in and checking out of library materials; assisting patrons in the use of self-check terminals; shelving materials; shelf- reading; assisting customers at public service desks; filling items on daily paging list; dispensing general information to customers; performing network transfer functions; and other assigned duties. The work schedule may include one evening per week, frequent Saturdays, and one Sunday per month. The requirements are a High School diploma or equivalent; working knowledge of automated systems; excellent interpersonal, oral communication and customer service skills; and six months of clerical work experience. The hourly rate is $17.61 and the position is not benefit eligible.

To apply, submit a Town of Wellesley job application or a cover letter and resume to the Human Resources Department, Town Hall, 525 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02482 or e-mail as a Word document or PDF to hr@wellesleyma.gov by September 18, 2016. AA/EOE

A Town of Wellesley job application is available at the following location: http://wellesleyma.virtualtownhall.net/Pages/WellesleyMA_HR/application

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Library Technician, Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA

Job Description

Monitor the operations of the law circulation/reserve desk, providing circulation services to library users, and supervising and training student employees. As sole circulation staff member on Friday and Saturday evenings, supervise all circulation and reserve services. Supervise all student employees and ensure that the library is secured at closing. Responsible for the librarys search and page services to assist users in obtaining print materials. Maintain and update print collections including processing materials sent to/received from the bindery, and ensure that updates to existing materials are organized and prepared for student filers. Coordinate the collection of usage statistics from vendor and library systems. Oversee website and library guide link checking.

CURRENT BOSTON UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEES Represented by L2324 click here to apply for this position. All other applicants(both internal and external), please use the {Apply} section on this page.

Required Skills

Associates Degree, B.A./B.S. preferred. Strong communication skills and one to three years of experience in a library. Position Hours: Tuesday to Thursday and Saturday - 1pm to 9pm; Friday, 2pm to 10pm. Library Hours are extended during exam periods and the position hours are adjusted accordingly. Summer: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

Please apply at the following address: https://bu.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=299363&company_id=15509&version=1&source=ONLINE&JobOwner=1017219&startflag=1

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Liaison Librarian for Medicine, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

Drexel University Libraries seeks an innovative and experienced librarian to lead the Libraries' program of liaison to the Drexel University College of Medicine, focusing on the College's programs of medical education.

Summary

Reporting to the Director of Library Academic Partnerships the will serve as the primary liaison to the College of Medicine's medical education programs and administration, and will work with the Liaison Librarian for Life Sciences in supporting the College's basic science departments (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Microbiology & Immunology; Neurobiology & Anatomy; Pathology & Laboratory Medicine; Pharmacology & Physiology). 

The Liaison Librarian for Medicine will take a lead role in collection development and management for health sciences, including nursing and health professions.  The Liaison Librarian for Medicine is a member of the liaison team, a group of librarians who work in close partnership to develop, implement, and assess instructional and research programs that advance the mission of Drexel University.  The liaison team is expanding its expertise and engagement into the evolving areas of digital scholarship, data analysis and management, and data literacy.

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

Key Responsibilities

  • Serve as liaison librarian to the medical education programs of the College of Medicine.
  • Collaborate with constituent faculty and staff to create and integrate information literacy instruction into appropriate courses within the medical education curricula
  • Collaborate with the Life Sciences Liaison Librarian in support of the basic science departments of the College of Medicine
  • Actively build partnerships with students, faculty, and staff within the College of Medicine for understanding and enriching their learning, teaching, and research efforts Create and maintain web-based library guides, instructional materials, and web pages to help users in development of their information literacy and lifelong learning skills
  • Provide general as well as specialized and customized reference services in person, phone, email and chat
  • Lead collection management & development for the health sciences, incorporating datasets and tools into Libraries' resources
  • Collaborate with Libraries' colleagues to develop programs and tools that enliven and grow data literacy on campus
  • Contributes professionally through participation in campus activities, external service, and/or publication and presentation

 

Required Qualifications

  • ALA accredited MLS or equivalent graduate degree
  • Minimum three years of academic medical library experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of health and life sciences information resources
  • Experience developing and implementing information literacy instruction in an academic health sciences environment
  • Experience delivering reference and research consultation in academic health sciences environment
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the pedagogy and instructional norms of medical education
  • Experience in collection development for academic health sciences library
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of learning management systems
  • Demonstrated experience working in virtual service and online learning environments
  • Demonstrated knowledge of trends in medical education, health sciences librarianship, and higher education
  • Demonstrated knowledge of trends in scholarly communication and research; particularly in regards to open access, public access, and research funder mandates regarding research data.   
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrated involvement and contribution to the professional community
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment; able to lead as well as execute and take constructive input from multiple sources

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience and/or expertise in scholarly communication, research, or instructional design
  • Undergrad degree or minor and/or graduate work or degree in affiliated health sciences field
  • Project management experience
  • Demonstrated success working within a matrix organization
  • Demonstrated success working in a changing organization

Supplemental Posting Information:

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

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

Interested, qualified applicants may apply at: www.drexeljobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=81421

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Asst Prof/Electronic Resources Librarian, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio

The University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio seeks an innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented professional to join the Information Acquisition & Organization Division as the Electronic Resources Librarian. This is a full-time (12-month) tenure-track faculty position reporting to the Director of Information Acquisition & Organization.

This position will play an integral role in the development, implementation, and evolution of strategies relating to electronic collections and the user experience. The primary responsibility of this role is to manage aspects of the life cycle of electronic resources, including cataloging/metadata, access, discovery, assessment, and problem resolution, as well as to monitor trends and best practices in e-resources management, discoverability, and use.

For the full position description and application submission process, visit: http://jobs.udayton.edu/postings/20984

To apply, submit cover letter addressing the required qualifications, curriculum vitae, research statement, and contact information for three references by September 15, 2016.

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Conference: Extending Play 3: Temporalities of Play

Registration is still open for Extending Play 3: Temporalities of Play, which will be held at the School of Communication & Information, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, on Sept. 30 & Oct. 1, 2016.
 
Extending Play, the interdisciplinary play and game studies conference, is back, and this iteration will play with the concept of time. Extending Play 3 will offer paper presentations, performances, games and keynotes that work to excavate the past, interpret the present, and forecast the future of play and games.
We aim to continue the mission of the previous two Extending Play conferences, to entertain all approaches to the traditions, roles, and contexts of play, extending it into far-flung and unexpected arenas. Extending Play 3 takes an inclusive and pluralistic approach to temporality and play, offering a forum for presenting creative applications of the concepts as they relate to all things playable - from analog and digital games and moving images, to recorded sound and performance.
 
Please follow this link to register: http://extendingplay.rutgers.edu/register/

We are very excited to announce our keynote conversations:
  • Wendy Chun (Brown University) and Matthew Kirschenbaum (University of Maryland).
  • Jesper Juul (Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts) and Shaka McGlotten (SUNY Purchase).
Please follow this link for the full conference program: http://extendingplay.rutgers.edu/program/

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Call for Proposals: Central Plains Network for Digital Asset Management (CPN-DAM)

The Central Plains Network for Digital Asset Management (CPN-DAM) <http://newprairiepress.org/cpndam/> is accepting proposals for its inaugural 2016 virtual conference, being held November 15th and 16th, 2016.  This two-day virtual conference will provide the opportunity to learn from the real-world experiences of others with a focus on practical professional development in all stages of digital asset management. Anyone can submit a proposal.

We invite proposals for the following program formats:

  • Presentation
  • Poster Presentation
  • Talk the Practical roundtable

We invite submissions on any aspect of digital asset management.  This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Digital Preservation
    • Implementations
    • Workflows
    • Systems
  • Digital Projects
    • Funding
    • Workflows
    • Metadata
    • Outreach & Marketing
  • Platform
    • Presentation Layer
    • Systems
    • Customizations
    • Decision process for choosing a platform

To view a full list of topics click on possible topics
<https://docs.google.com/document/d/1OCrFRDLSWyATJB7hwgy8kh71-62ZR40yjgpaH8XS6yk/edit?usp=sharing>

For submission guidelines click here
<http://tinyurl.com/cpndamcallforproposals>.

*Deadlines*
Submission Deadline (*Extended*): September 12, 2016
Acceptance Notification: October 3, 2016
Upload of final version of presentation and poster: October 31, 2016

*How to Submit*
*Submit proposals here <http://preview.tinyurl.com/cpndamsubmitproposal>*

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Call for Papers: Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science

The Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science is actively soliciting for publication. The journal publishes research papers, scholarly opinion papers, reviews of research, brief communications, and reviews of books and other media. Papers are selected by a process of peer review, with double-blind review of each paper.

The editorial policy of the journal is to contribute to the advancement of information and library science by serving as a forum for discussion of theory and research. The journal is concerned with research findings, understanding of issues in the field, information practices of individuals and groups, and understanding of the history, economics, and technology of information or library systems and services. Submissions in English or French are invited.

Instructions for contributors are available at http://cais-acsi.ca/guidelines-for-submission/
Interested authors, referees, contributors, and book reviewers should contact the editor:
Editor
Dr. Valerie Nesset
Department of Library and Information Studies
Graduate School of Education
University at Buffalo
534 Baldy Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260-1020
vmnesset@buffalo.edu<mailto:vmnesset@buffalo.edu>

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Collections Technician, Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA

Job Description

Order and receive library materials, including print and e-books, using a variety of library systems. Import bibliographic records from OCLC into Ex Libris's Alma and edit the records as necessary to reflect current cataloging needs. Work with other Collections Services staff on metadata projects. Claim missing monographs from vendors and return unwanted monographs to vendors. Coordinate with Access Services and other library departments on large ordering projects. 

Required Skills

Two years of college or equivalent, strong project management and interpersonal skills, and one to three years of related experience. Must be able to work with a variety of technologies and have excellent attention to detail. Preferred: Experience with Ex Libris's Alma, OCLC, YBPs GOBI, and online collaboration tools like SharePoint and Google Drive. 

Please apply at the following address: https://bu.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=299361&company_id=15509&version=1&source=ONLINE&JobOwner=1017219&startflag=1

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Part-time Library Assistant (Audio-Visual Specialist), Waltham Public Library, Waltham, MA

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 experience working with the public or any equivalent combination. Strong interest in working with film, music, digital media and audiobooks. 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 Personnel Department.

Duties include: Helping library patrons research and locate audio-visual materials and information, providing assistance with digital materials, answering telephones, checking items in and out, registering patrons, account maintenance and other general Audio-visual desk duties as assigned.

Preferred qualifications: Fluency in Spanish, Chinese, Haitian Creole or Portuguese; facility with social media, familiarity with III Sierra software; facility with basic print or web design; experience with marketing and outreach.
19 hours per week
Weekly schedule to include a morning and afternoon and a minimum of one evening/week, plus a minimum of one Saturday and one Sunday per month including July & August.

$24.59 per hour, pro-rated paid time off
no health or retirement benefits

Deadline to apply: September 30, 2016

Qualified candidates should submit

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

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

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Library Utility Aide (4 positions), Somerville Public Schools, Somerville, MA

Job GoalTo assist the Library Media Specialist  in operating an effective library-media center.

4 openings - AM and  PM shifts available

Part time: 8:15 - 11:45 AM or 11:45 - 3:15 PM

Responsibilities:

  • Managing the Circulation database
  • Assisting students with the use of laptops and computers
  • Maintaining organization of print and non-print materials and resources
  • Maintaining a positive customer service attitude in the library-media center
  • Preparing materials for circulation
  • Maintaining adequate records regarding use of materials and resources
  • Processing purchase orders and receiving new materials and resources
  • Maintaining an accurate inventory
  • Maintaining technology equipment
  • Attending any training as specified by Administration
  • Assisting the Library Media Specialist and Building Principal as directed
  • All other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Ability to work as a member of the library and school based team
  • Good people skills
  • Good organizational skills
  • Effective student management skills
  • Excellent technology skills
  • One year of post high school education preferred
  • Prior library experience preferred 

Position Reports to: Media / Library Chair 

Please email your resume and letter of interest to:

Charles LaFauci
Supervisor of Library Media Services
Somerville  Public Schools
5 Cherry Street,
Somerville, MA  02144
617-629-5449
clafauci@k12.somerville.ma.us

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Part-time Archivist, Old South Church, Boston, MA

Old South Church has an accumulation of institutional records crossing a wide range of activities. Two large archival collections have been processed over the last five or six years but there is a good bit more to be done, including:

  • Working with an existing catalog, the archivist will assign locations and ID numbers to architectural plans and drawings and also rehouse and catalog recent accretions.
  • Update existing finding aids and other collaborative documents.
  • Document and label a small collection of original art works and also images that correspond to our large archival collection.
  • Continue to add accretions to an existing Vertical File system and series of Church Publications.
  • Process one or two very small archival collections.
  • Other tasks might include scanning initiatives and work with books.

We seek either a professional archivist with MLS or an advanced student in an archival program. It would be best if lifting 30-40 pounds wasn't an issue for you, and if you didn't mind working with oversized materials. You need to be adept at using MS Word, Excel, and Google Drive, though we also have a PB Works Wiki that you might opt to use. There is the possibility that finding aids at this site might eventually be converted to EAD, so knowing EAD would be a plus.

Begins September 2016.
$20/hour at 8 hours per week.
Schedule is very flexible Monday through Saturday between the hours of 8am and 7 pm. 

Please respond to: 

Helen McCrady
Old South Church in Boston
645 Boylston Street
Boston, MA  02116
617.536.1970/helen@oldsouth.org

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Architecture Librarian, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

The University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries seeks a creative and service-oriented Architecture Librarian. The Architecture Librarian is a tenure track library faculty member who will provide reference assistance, instruction, outreach and collection management to support the faculty and student populations and the academic programs and research centers associated with the UF College of Design, Construction & Planning. The Architecture Librarian will work collaboratively with other members of the Architecture & Fine Arts Library faculty and staff to plan and deliver services to the wider audience served by that library, and to the University community. The Architecture Librarian will work collaboratively with faculty and staff associated with the Architecture Archives/Department of Special Collections & Area Studies to build collections, provide services, and plan events related to those materials. The Architecture 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 Libraries encourage wide participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the Architecture Librarian will serve on various committees and teams. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Architecture Librarian will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives in work activities. 

The search will remain open until October 3, 2016 - applications will be reviewed upon receipt.  For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.Failure to submit the required documents may result in the application not being considered. If you have any questions or concerns about this process please contact: Bonnie Smith, George A. Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at bonniesmith@ufl.edu.

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

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

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Library Instructional Assistant, Westwood High School, Westwood, MA

Job Description

The library instructional assistant works to support the mission of the Westwood High School library media program by assisting students and staff in accessing library media resources. Successful performance of the job requires basic understanding of computer technologies, the ability to work with successfully with individual students and student groups, and sound interpersonal skills to respond to student and staff needs. Experience working with high school students and/or in libraries is welcomed, but not required.

https://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=2703822

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Part-time Research Assistant, Harvard Open Access Project, Cambridge, MA

Join the Harvard Open Access Project! The Berkman Klein Center's Harvard Open Access Project (HOAP) is hiring a part-time research assistant.

The Harvard Open Access Project (HOAP) fosters the growth of open access to research, within Harvard and beyond, using a combination of education, consultation, collaboration, research, tool-building, and direct assistance.

Our new RA will perform social tagging for the Open Access Tracking Project, wiki editing for the Open Access Directory, administrative support for HOAP itself, plus data collection, research, writing, and strategizing for open access within Harvard and beyond.

HOAP is a project within the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. For more detail, see the HOAP home page at http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/hoap.
 
The position will remain open until the job is filled. We're looking to hire someone quickly.

Work Requirements/Benefits Information:

The job is half-time with the possibility of additional hours. The candidate should be based in Massachusetts. The work can be done remotely, though there will be regular face to face meetings in Cambridge to review progress and discuss new ideas. Unfortunately we are not able to sponsor a visa for this position.

To Apply:

Please send your current CV or resume and a cover letter summarizing your interest and experience to Peter Suber at psuber@cyber.law.harvard.edu with "HOAP Application" in the subject line.

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Taxonomist, Harvard Business School Publishing, Brighton, MA

Harvard Business Publishing is an idea-driven company with a commitment to improving the practice of management. We're a wholly owned subsidiary of Harvard University serving customers across three primary markets: educational institutions, corporations, and individual managers. 

As part of our strategic focus on search optimization, we need a taxonomist to help the Higher Education group leverage an extensive set of product metadata to continually improve our ability to surface them to academic customers. The taxonomist acts as an internal expert on cataloging business terms from an academic perspective and translating that into findability for instructors searching for course materials on the HBP Higher Education website. The role supports a pedagogy-based Higher Education (HE) marketing approach by ensuring accurate and updated taxonomy terms for product metadata, organized to drive search enhancement. 

This position requires broad knowledge of terminology and concepts in the quantitative and qualitative business disciplines and 3 - 5 years' familiarity with organizing information for the web. Bachelor's degree or higher preferably in a field related to Information Science, Library Sciences, or Instructional Design. Interest in/experience with pedagogical needs of business faculty a plus. 

Key responsibilities: 
  • Maintain deep knowledge of academic business-related terms to serve evolving business instructor teaching needs. 
  • Ownership and regular maintenance of complete academic-focused business term taxonomy, including establishing and managing processes for ongoing updates.
  • Extend the Higher Education taxonomy to organize product information with an eye to findability of content on the Educators web site. 
  • Understand what metadata is stored in the index of Endeca, the Higher Education web site search engine, and continuously refine in collaboration with the Web Product Marketing Manager 
  • Analyze taxonomy data related to products, items, usage, etc. to provide insights to the marketing/web team and drive search enhancement strategy and decisions. 
  • Work with internal stakeholders to understand taxonomy needs and priorities, from optimizing for customer-facing issues on the web site to collaborating with the Content Operations team which enters metadata for new content 
  • Be part of a data governance team, including maintenance of a standards-based controlled vocabulary to mesh with universally-understood terms 
  • Help define and implement taxonomy optimization strategies 
  • Be a line of contact to taxonomists at Harvard Business School, to standardize taxonomies and approaches whenever possible 
  • Be able to communicate with peers and the Higher Education management team effectively and clearly. 
Requirements: 
  • Bachelor's degree or higher, preferably in a field related to Information Science, Library Sciences, or Instructional Design. 
  • At least three years' experience creating, extending, and maintaining taxonomies 
  • Solid general knowledge of all areas of business and management disciplines, terminology, and topics. 
  • Customer focus. 
  • Strong business writing, communication, and presentation skills. 
  • Proactive, self-starter who can also work well as part of a team. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and to balance multiple priorities. 
  • Strong organizational skills, with attention to detail in a fast-paced environment. 
  • A demonstrated commitment to quality work and excellence. 
  • Bonus: previous Information Architecture or User Experience role. 
  • Bonus: Experience using product analytics and A/B testing to optimize experiences. 
Qualified candidates may be asked to submit artifacts from previous taxonomy/findability experience.

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Open Access Fellow, Harvard Office for Scholarly Communication, Cambridge, MA

Job Description:
The Open Access Fellow's primary purpose is to facilitate deposits through the DASH workflow. Digital Access to Scholarship at Harvard (DASH) is Harvard's open access repository for scholarly articles written by Harvard faculty and scholars, and is managed by the Office of Scholarly Communication (OSC) within Harvard Library. DASH contains 30,000 works (and counting) that are freely available to the world. The Open Access Fellows program assists faculty and scholars with depositing their articles in DASH. Although much of the work can be done independently, each Fellow is required to spend two hours each week (at a regularly scheduled time) working in the OSC office under the supervision of the Repository Manager. Open Access Fellows gain valuable experience in the world of open access and help the OSC bring Harvard scholarship to readers the world over. 

Primary duties include: 

  • Conduct bibliographic research 
  • Troubleshoot DASH records 
  • Contacting publishers and DASH authors 
  • ­Facilitate deposits through the DASH workflows 
  • ­Describe works in the repository by consistently providing thorough and accurate data entry. 
  • Participate in office hours, trainings, and meetings. 
Qualifications: 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Attention to detail 
  • Ability to stay focused and work efficiently at mundane tasks 
Schedule: 
10hr/week maximum 
Flexible schedule (work independently)
2 hours per week must be worked in-house on a set schedule 
Incumbent to begin on or around September 19th, 2016
 
Colin B Lukens 
Repository Manager 
Office for Scholarly Communication 
Harvard Library 

colin_lukens@harvard.edu

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Part-Time Reference Librarian, The Governors Academy, Byfield, MA

Job Summary

This position is responsible for participating in the bibliographic instruction program, for creating tutorials and courses in LibGuides, for overseeing the social media initiatives, and for managing the evening staff. This position works with the Director to implement the library plan and to develop an exemplary program.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Provide circulation and reference service, bibliographic instruction and reading guidance to all library users, including coverage for the Circulation desk as needed
  • Maintain appropriate atmosphere for study and research. Monitor the space and report on the conditions
  • Conduct the one-on-one bibliographic instruction with the American History thesis paper ● Supervise and train evening library staff
  • Contribute to 2.0 initiatives, including a blog, Flickr, Facebook, and book reviews in LibraryThing
  • Contribute to online instruction courses and tutorials in LibGuides
  • Assist with selecting library materials and resources which support the curriculum, which foster an appreciation of reading, and which cater to the needs of developing adolescents in a boarding school environment
  • Assist in cataloging as needed
  • Oversee the implementation of all library policies and procedures
  • Oversee and assist with processing of all library materials. Assist with the upkeep of the collection by weeding, repairing, and replacing materials
  • Research and create library displays which foster intellectual curiosity
  • Assist with annual inventory and statistics
  • Promote compliance with copyright laws
  • Troubleshoot equipment and software problems, provide help with library technology
  • Provide positive interaction and service to all library users
  • Promote library collection and resources, keeping in mind the diversity in the Academy community
  • Provide other tasks as needed.

Qualifications and Skills Required for Position 

  • Relevant teaching experience
  • Experience in an automated library environment
  • Proficiency with online databases, digital resources and 2.0 resources
  • Ability to work successfully with adolescents

Minimum Education Required

  • MLS or equivalent 

This is a part time position and benefits are not available. Hours will vary. One night is required and two schools days. Schedule may change according to Academy needs.

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Electronic Services Librarian, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR

The Robert A. and Vivian Young Law Library at the University of Arkansas has an opening for Electronic Services Librarian. This is a full-time, tenure-track position. Please see https://jobs.uark.edu/postings/15682 for a full description and application instructions.

Summary of Duties:
The Electronic Services Librarian will manage the Law Library's electronic information resources and provide technical support to end-users and the library administration, including assistance with authentication, license agreements, and payments. To this end, the librarian will help with the evaluation and acquisition of electronic resources, arranges trials of new resources, and maintain the library's business relationships with vendors. The librarian will also collect and report appropriate user and system statistics for annual reports required by the ABA and maintain other statistics for reporting and for collection development purposes. Some reference service will be required as well as developing and providing training programs on electronic services for the Law Library for faculty, students, and staff and offering programs to faculty for their classes that focus on electronic services available in the Law Library. The librarian will also use the academic library's proxy server to provide law faculty, students, and staff access to our electronic resources. The librarian will use Sierra's ERM and Serials modules to maintain records of electronic resource purchases, subscription status, licensing, passwords, and other information. In addition to this, the librarian will assist with accessioning and downloading of cataloging and other records to Sierra for our electronic services from Cassidy and other vendors and assist the academic library's personnel as needed to facilitate Law School access and use of the university's institutional repository. The librarian will also work with the Law Library Business Manager as needed in maintaining the status of subscriptions for electronic resources, providing invoices, and assuring proper payments are made to vendors. Finally, the librarian will assist in co-teaching the Essentials of Legal Research class as may be required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Library Science or the equivalent from an American Library Association (ALA)-accredited program
  • Juris Doctorate from an American Bar Association (ABA)-accredited program
  • Demonstrated knowledge of electronic legal information resources
  • Demonstrated potential to meet Library tenure and promotion standards
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience in electronic librarianship
  • Demonstrated experience with contract negotiation, software licensing, or the ability to interact with vendor representatives
  • Demonstrated experience working with Innovative Interface's Sierra or similar ILS

Please contact search committee chair Colleen Williams with any questions.
___________________________
Colleen Williams
Reference Librarian
Young Law Library, University of Arkansas School of Law
Fayetteville, AR 72701
T: 479-575-7506
ccwillia@uark.edu

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Children's Librarian, Vineyard Haven Public Library, Vineyard Haven, MA

Energetic individual needed to provide outstanding customer service in a busy public library. The position performs professional work in planning, implementing and managing a comprehensive program of service to children and families, which includes but is not limited to selecting and purchasing library materials; planning and executing programs designed to serve children and caregivers; and providing reader's advisory, computer assistance, and reference service.

Requires Bachelor's Degree with coursework or experience with children's literature, child development, and library services for children. Master's Degree in Library Science or equivalent preferred. Ability and enthusiasm for multi-tasking and adapting to new technologies and services a must. The ideal candidate will be well-organized, detail oriented, and friendly, with knowledge and enjoyment of books and literature.

Full-time (40 hours/week) year-round schedule may includes evenings and weekends. Salary $46,980 - $62,389 in ten steps, with full benefits under union contract. Application available on Town website or in Town Hall. Qualified applicants should submit application, resume and cover letter to Human Resources, klucas@tisburyma.govTisbury Town Hall, 51 Spring Street, P.O. Box 1239 Vineyard Haven, MA 02568. EOE.

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Library Director, Babcock Library, Ashford, CT

Babcock Library is a small community library that seeks an energetic library director who will report directly to the Library Board of Trustees. The library is moving forward with new technology and community involvement. We are seeking a Library Director with strong communication and technology skills who will be creatively and actively involved in this process. The library director also has general overall responsibility and accountability to oversee all functions of the library, its policies and personnel.

Qualifications: A Masters degree in library science from an ALA accredited university, or Bachelor of Arts or Science and three years of increasingly challenging experience in library work which demonstrates the ability to meet the position requirements. This is a full-time 37 hour a week position including some nights and Saturdays. The salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience, in the $39K-$41K range. The town provides optional medical benefits which may require some employee contribution.

Interested applicants should apply by submitting a cover letter, resume and three references by 5:00 September 14. 2016 to: nagy.gerald@gmail.com

Or mail to:

Gerald Nagy, Chairman, Board of Trustees
Babcock Library
25 Pompey Hollow Road
Ashford, CT 06278

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Production Systems Librarian, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Duties & Responsibilites

Harvard University IT is a community of Information Technology professionals committed to understanding our users and devoted to making it easier for faculty, students, and staff to teach, research, learn, and work through the effective use of information technology.  We are recruiting an IT workforce that has both breadth in their ability to collaborate and innovate across disciplines - and depth in specific areas of expertise.  HUIT offers opportunities for IT professionals to learn and work in a unique technology landscape and service-focused environment.  If you are a technically proficient, nimble, user-focused and accountable IT professional who also connects with the importance of collaborating well in a team environment we are looking for you!

Library Technology Services (LTS) provides shared services and systems to support all the libraries in the Harvard Library system.   Systems Librarians function as business analysts, QA testers, and project managers.  Systems librarians play many critical roles in interpreting requests, configuring applications, and collaborating with library staff across a wide spectrum of functional areas to analyze system requirements, to assess technical capabilities, and manage development and implementation projects that will deliver new functionality, processing efficiencies, and, most importantly, services for library users.  System librarians must have expertise both in library functions as well as in the technology that will enable those functions to be as efficient and effective as possible.

Reporting to the Director of Library Systems and Support, Library Technology Services, the Production Systems Librarian is the team lead for the LTS Support Team.  The team lead coordinates user support for all LTS production applications and manages the LTS web presentation of documentation and our service catalog.  This position oversees support activities (Tier 1, 2, and 3 tickets) for LTS and coordinates activities with the Harvard University IT (HUIT) Help Desk to ensure consistent practices are in place for cross-departmental requests. The team lead also plays a key communications role for LTS by managing the monthly LTS newsletter, arranging open meetings and workshops as needed, and liaising with the HUIT and HL communications teams.

The Library Systems Support Team triages, analyzes, directly resolves, or reassigns service requests, incident reports, and other user problems.  The team provides in-depth technical support for selected applications.  The team works collaboratively with programmers, analysts, systems librarians, library staff, system administrators, and IT professionals to support and maintain stable applications for the Harvard libraries. The team assesses support requests, identifies persistent support problems, and recommends follow-up actions (i.e analysis for potential solutions, alternative documentation/training opportunities, automation). The team manages the maintenance of documentation on the LTS internal and external websites and wikis and the HUIT Service Catalog. 

Basic Qualifications

  • Masters in Library and Information Science or equivalent experience required
  • 2-3 years experience working in a research library

Additional Qualifications

Preferred:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to describe complex functions and processes coherently, unambiguously, and in a well-organized fashion
  • Strong analytic skills
  • Strong project management and organizational skills and ability to manage multiple competing priorities
  • Familiarity with unix fundamentals
  • Familiarity with content management systems
  • Knowledge and experience in research libraries and library technology
  • Demonstrated creativity, initiative, and sense of responsibility for achieving the goals of the organization

Desired:

  • Experience with Harvard Library enterprise applications (Aleph, HOLLIS, DRS, etc.)
  • Experience working in a Harvard library

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Adult Services Librarian, Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge, MA

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

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

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

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS &ABILITIES:

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

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment including office equipment such as computers, tablets, printers, AV equipment and e-readers. Ability to sit and use computer workstation, including keyboard and visual display terminal, for extended periods of time. Strength to push or pull a loaded book cart which can weigh in excess of 100 pounds on level floor and up ramp, to lift or maneuver onto cart loads of up to 50 pounds, and to carry cartons of books or other materials or equipment. Must be able to pay close attention to details and concentrate on work. Time management ability to set priorities in order to meet assignment deadlines. Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities which permits the employee to communicate effectively. Sufficient vision or other powers of observation which permits the employee to read books and patron requests, as well as to see what patrons are doing when they are at some distance from the workstation. Sufficient manual dexterity which permits the employee to conduct data entry, open boxes and DVDs, cover books. Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes which permits the employee to re-shelve library materials and work at public service desks. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

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

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

(19 hrs per week)/ #L412-716

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

APPLY TO:

Please send 2 copies each of cover letter & resume to:

City of Cambridge
Personnel Department, Room 309
795 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Fax: 617-349- 4312
employment@cambridgema.gov

Deadline is 5pm on Tuesday, September 6, 2016

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Technology Services Librarian, Weymouth Public Libraries, Weymouth, MA

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

Supervision

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

Job Environment

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

Essential Functions

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

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

Recommended Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience

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

Knowledge, Ability, and Skill

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

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

Physical Requirements

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

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

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

Job Description:

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

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

Requirements:

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

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

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Technology Intern, Venerini Academy, Worcester, MA

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

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

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

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

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

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Reference and Instruction Librarian, Lasell College, Newton, M

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

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

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

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

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

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

Education

An MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution required

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

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

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

Job Description

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

Required Skills

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

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

Position Type

Full-Time/Regular

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Teen Services Coordinator, Cumberland Public Library, Cumberland, RI

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Library Clerk, Boston Architectural College Library, Boston, MA

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

I. Responsibilities and Duties

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

II. Standards of Professionalism

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

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

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

III. Qualifications

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

IV. Requirements

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

V. To Apply

Please submit an online application consisting of a single document containing your cover letter, résumé, and three references at https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=535952

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

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Reference Information Librarian, Brookline Public Library, Brookline, MA

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

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

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

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

QUALIFICATIONS: 

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

RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

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

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

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

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

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

The MHS is an independent research library that collects, preserves, and makes accessible manuscripts and other materials that promote the study of the history of our nation--a mission that has remained constant since 1791. The MHS holds more than 3,600 manuscript collections, as well as extensive collections of early American imprints, newspapers, maps, printed ephemera, photographs, engravings, and other research materials.

The library is staffed Monday through Friday 8:45 AM to 4:45 PM and Saturday 8:45 AM to 4:00 PM. The ideal candidate would have a flexible schedule including Saturday availability.

Duties: The library assistant works as part of the reference team and reports to the Assistant Reference Librarian. Duties include staffing the library reception area, answering telephone and email reference queries, monitoring the reading room, paging materials, and assisting the reference staff with various library tasks. The library assistant greets, authorizes, and directs all researchers entering the library; explains MHS library policies and procedures; and directs incoming telephone calls for the MHS as a whole. The majority of the library assistant's time is spent interacting directly with the public. This position is essential in promoting the Society's public image and in maintaining the security of the collections.

Requirements: The successful candidate will be currently enrolled in a graduate degree program, with coursework in Library and Information Science, American history, American studies, public history, or an archives program strongly preferred; possess a demonstrated interest in American history, with strong interest in Early American or Massachusetts/New England history; be proficient with Microsoft Office applications; have strong research skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and strong planning and organization skills; possess the ability to work well in a team environment; and have experience working with a diverse public in a customer service or similar position. 

Monday availability required; Thursday availability preferred.

Familiarity with user-end functions of an integrated library system (Voyager and/or Aeon) and providing reference assistance, as well as previous experience working with archival materials in a library, museum, or other historical organization are preferred. This position requires the ability to lift boxes weighing up to fifty pounds and to transport materials loaded onto wheeled carts.

Salary: $14.00/hour.

Application procedure: Please send an application by email (preferred) or postal mail, including a cover letter, brief resume, and list of three references to Dan Hinchen, at dhinchen@masshist.org or Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215

Applications must be received by 9am, 06 September 2016 to be considered.

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Library Director, Tivoli Free Library, Tivoli, NY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The residency has the following goals and objectives:

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

DELIVERABLES

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

TIMEFRAME

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

Workpackage one: information gathering

Late September 2016

Familiarisation sessions, Washington DC, with Primary and Secondary Mentors

October-November 2016

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

November-December 2016

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

December 2016

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

Workpackage two: principles and framework development

January-March 2017

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

Workpackage three: testing and implementation phase

April-September 2017

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

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

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

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

Including the papers of George I, II, III, and IV and William IV, as well as other members of the Royal Family, politicians, courtiers and the Privy Purse, the Programme promises to deepen our understanding and provide new insights into Britain&#39;s role in the world, its relationships with other European states, colonial America and the United States of America, as well as the Enlightenment, science, food, art collecting and patronage, life at court and the education of royal children. Careful checking has revealed that only 15% of the 350,000 pages have ever been published before. This will be augmented with a further 100,000 pages of manuscript material from the Royal Library.

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

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

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

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

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

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

TRAVEL AND ACCCOMODATION

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

INFRASTRUCTURE AND HARDWARE

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

HOW TO APPLY

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

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

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

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

Starting salary of $57-$65K depending upon background and experience. To apply, send letter of interest, resume, and contact information for 3 references (preferably as a single pdf) tojobs@muhlenberg.edu. Please include both your last name and Job #1625 in the "Subject" line of your email.  Application review begins immedia