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IIBI Events 2018

JANUARY: 
Reading seminar. 
DATES: 30, 31 January and 1 February 2018 
OBJECTIVE: To explore the possibilities of building links between academic reading and aesthetic reading, in order to strengthen the development of skills and academic performance of communities. Thus the university library can build partnerships with teachers, researchers, artistic and cultural communities, which will help libraries remain as a strategic space for learning, research, reading and culture, in short training. 
INFORMATION: http://iibi.unam.mx/f/SIL_Programa.pdf 
ENTRIES: inscripec@iibi.unam.mx 
Entry Deadline: January 22, 2018 
VENUE: IIBI; Seminar 1, Humanid1ades Tower II, 13th floor. 

FEBRUARY: 
III International Congress of Photographic Documentation. FOTODOC. 
DATES: February 6 to 9, 2018. 
OBJECTIVE: To promote the encounter between researchers and practitioners interested in photography as a document in all its aspects (art, heritage, information, applications, education or technology) in order to analyze the status of the issue from different perspectives, and contribute to research by presenting papers and presentations on various topics. 
INFORMATION CALL: http://iibi.unam.mx/f/Convocatoria%20propiamente%20dicha.pdf 
WORKSHOPS: http://iibi.unam.mx/f/TALLERES.JPG 
CONGRESS: http://iibi.unam.mx/f/CONFERENCIAS.JPG 
ENTRIES: inscripec@iibi.unam.mx 
Entry Deadline: February 1, 2018 
VENUE: IIBI; Seminar 1, Humanities Tower II, 13th floor. 

39 International Book Fair of Palacio de Mineria. 
DATES: February 22, with March 5, 2018 
OBJECTIVE: The IIBI participates in this fair presenting their new publications on it. 

SCORING IN YOUR AGENDA 

Monday, February 26: Hall of Academy of Engineering 
12pm. Presentation of the book "Ethical Use of Information: implementations and challenges". Jaime Rios Ortega y César Augusto Ramírez Velázquez coordinators. 
1pm. Presentation of the books: "The Infodiversidad and ethical use of individual and collective knowledge" and "the ethical use of information and practice of free access." Estela Morales Campos, coordinator. 
4pm. Presentation of the book "Users 2.0 of audiovisual and textual information." Juan José Calva, author. 
5pm. Presentation of the book "The teaching of reading in college." Elsa Ramirez Leyva, author. 

Tuesday, February 27: Hall of Academy of Engineering 
12pm. Presentation of "meanings and interpretations of information from the user." Patricia Hernandez Salazar. Authoress. 
1pm. Presentation of the book "Sustainable digital files. Conservation and access to audio and audiovisual collections for future societies ". Jaime Rios Ortega, César Augusto Ramírez Velázquez and Perla Olivia Rodriguez Resendiz coordinators. 

VENUE: Palacio de Mineria. Tacuba n u m. 5. Centro Hist or rich . 

MARCH: 
XIII Seminar Research Information Users. Ier International Research Conference on Information Users. 
DATES: 12 to 16 March, 2018. 
To analyze and discuss various research projects on the phenomenon of information needs in different user communities. Promote the generation of research projects on different user communities. Follow up investigations that are part of the seminar. Promote further research and its presentation to teachers, researchers, archivists and librarians. Analyze the usefulness of research on the phenomenon of information needs for designing archival, library and information services and collection development in different units of information such as files, documentation and information units, libraries and newspaper archives. 
SUBJECTS: Information users. User communities. Information needs. Information behavior. User satisfaction. Users theory. User training needs. Methodology for the study of users. 
VENUE: The XIII Seminar will be held at the Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi. Faculty of information science. The First Congress was held at the University Cultural Center Bicentennial, San Luis Potosi. 
ENTRIES: magdalenavazquez@hotmail.com 
Entry Deadline: February 5, 2018 

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

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

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

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

This is a part-time position. Compensation: $11/hour. Shift hours will be assigned among the group of Gallery Attendants. 

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

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

About the Map Center: The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library is dedicated to the creative educational use of its cartographic holdings, which extend from the 15th century to the present. In pursuit of its mission, the Center collects and preserves maps and atlases, promotes research in the collection, and makes its resources available to the public through its website, exhibitions, publications, lectures, and other programs. 

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

Applicants interested in the position should send a resume, cover letter, and three professional and/or academic references by January 11, 2018, by email to: Dory Klein, Map Librarian, dklein@leventhalmap.org. No phone inquiries please.

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

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Archivist, Journalist/Oral Historian Collection, Private Home, Manchester, NH

Part-Time Archivist, Journalist/Oral Historian Collection, Private Home in Manchester, NH

Seeking a part-time student archivist to work collaboratively with a family to organize the personal collection of a journalist/oral historian as part of a private project. Records include an extensive collection of audio, video, journal articles, and photographs related to interviews with politicians, actors, and activists. Project will be based at a private home in Manchester, NH (1 hr from Boston by car). Flexible hours; compensation based on experience. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Surveying, appraising, organizing and creating preliminary access to records in a private home, including paper-based, born-digital and AV materials
  • Offering recommendations for rehousing archival materials in appropriate storage mediums
  • Authoring a biographical statement for the records creator based on CV and materials at hand
  • Collaborate with record creator and immediate family members to determine next steps for collocating and creating broader access to records, including updating an existing website 

Requirements:

  • Enrollment or recent graduation from MLS program
  • Specialization or coursework in archives management, cultural heritage, or digital curation
  • Access to transportation to Manchester, NH (1 hr from Boston)
  • Proficiency with common Office and web applications and access to a personal laptop  
  • Ability to lift 30 lbs without assistance
  • Attention to detail and organization skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills 


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Interest in journalism, oral histories, politics, and pop culture
  • Experience with photo and video editing

To apply, please email your resume to Greg Brodsky (gregbrodsky@gmail.com).

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Systems Librarian, Lithgow Public Library, Augusta, ME

Lithgow Public Library is seeking an innovative librarian to support existing systems and technology, introduce new formats and applications, and to facilitate public access to information resources. Responsibilities include network management, troubleshooting, planning and implementation of new technology to meet the needs of users, coordination of the library's web presence, and routine security and hardware maintenance. 

The successful candidate will have an enthusiasm for working as part of a team to bring digital literacy to the community. Desired attributes include strong analytical, organizational and communications skills, knowledge of Linux and various Windows operating systems, and solid understanding of public library systems and operations. 

A Bachelor's degree is required, and candidates with an ALA-accredited Masters of Library Science, or currently enrolled in a M.L.S. program, are preferred.  Experience with III Sierra software a plus. Candidates must also have a minimum three (3) years working in a library setting. 

This is a full-time, non-exempt position with excellent benefits, generous paid time off and a pension plan.

Pay Range is NU 17 - $19.79 to $24.74 per hour

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and three current references to: Human Resources, City of Augusta, 16 Cony Street, Augusta, ME, 04330 or at HR@augustamaine.gov. For a complete job description or more information, contact Elizabeth Pohl, Library Director at (207)626-2415 or e-mail betsy@lithgow.lib.me.us 

Applications will be accepted through January 5, 2018 

The City of Augusta is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

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

HIAS Project Digital Archives Intern, Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA

The Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society seeks a detail-oriented and self-motivated individual for the position of HIAS Project Digital Archives Intern.

Reporting to the Digital Projects Coordinator, the HIAS Project Digital Archives Intern will support the ongoing digitization of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, Boston Port records.

Hours and Stipend

This is a six-month, part-time internship with the possibility of extension. The intern will receive a monthly stipend of $750.00 (part-time, 3 days/week), paid on the 15th of the month. Start date is negotiable but will be prior to March 1, 2018.

Responsibilities

  • Digitization of text-and image-based documents using best professional practices
  • Prepare digital images and associated metadata for ingest into CONTENTdm repository
  • Create, enhance, and migrate existing metadata from the HIAS finding aid
  • Provide quality control and quality assurance of digitized images and metadata
  • Assist with developing and/or improving workflow procedures
  • Create social media posts pertaining to project

Required Qualifications

  • Enrollment or recent graduation from MLS program
  • Specialization or coursework in archives management, cultural heritage, or digital curation
  • Familiarity with metadata standards relevant to digital collection management and access
  • Familiarity with scanning tools
  • Familiarity with image editing software
  • Proficiency with common Office applications, especially Excel
  • Attention to detail and organization skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Completion of 1 or class related to archives, digital libraries, digital stewardship, information organization, or equivalent coursework
  • Previous experience with photo editing software
  • Previous experience with CONTENTdm or other digital repository systems
  • Experience of interest in Jewish and immigration history
  • Reading fluency in Hebrew, Yiddish, Polish, German, or French not required, but may be helpful

About the Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society

The Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society is a resource for exploring and preserving the histories of Jewish families and institutions in New England and beyond. With the American Jewish Historical Society - New England Archives as its cornerstone, engages historians, genealogists, youth, and the general public in programming and research to advance the study of the history, culture, and institutional legacies of Jewish families in New England and beyond by educating, inspiring, and connecting people through scholarship, collections, and expertise while serving as an archival and educational resource for other Jewish organizations and institutions.

Application Instructions

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Stephanie Call at stephanie.call@nehgs.org. Preference will be given to applications received by January 19, 2018.

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Librarian, Adult Services, Robbins Library, Arlington, MA

The Town of Arlington is seeking a full-time Adult Services Librarian to join the innovative and dynamic Adult Services department at Robbins Library. The Adult Services team is dedicated to developing responsive programs for our diverse community--programs like Queer Book Group, Cookbook Club and drop-in technology help sessions. We also take pride in new collections like our Library of Things, co-sponsored by the Friends of the Robbins Library and Sustainable Arlington. 
Library trustees and staff along with the Arlington Libraries Foundation are currently engaged in Reimagining Our Libraries, a project to prepare facilities for a new generation of library users. The library system in Arlington consists of the Robbins Library (main) in the center and the Fox Branch Library in East Arlington, which also bookend the new Arlington Cultural District designated by the Mass Cultural Council in 2017.
Robbins Library is convenient to several MBTA bus lines, the Minuteman bike path, and a variety of great restaurants and shops.
Duties: This librarian will assist patrons in using the library; respond to reference questions at our busy information desk; provide reader's advisory service; troubleshoot copiers, printers, microfilm machines and computers; manage collection areas as assigned; create engaging displays, booklists and finding aids to promote collections; plan, run, and evaluate programs for adults; use social media to market library services; and take on other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: MLS from an ALA-accredited institution is required; one year of library experience; knowledge of print and digital information sources including databases and ebooks; strong commitment to providing excellent customer service; skill in working with diverse populations; strong oral and written communication skills; ability to work collaboratively on a team; creativity, flexibility, energy, and enthusiasm.
Arlington values diversity. We strongly encourage candidates of varied backgrounds, including people of color, persons with disabilities and others to apply.
Schedule: 35 hours/week, including evenings and the Saturday rotation (approx. one Saturday/month).
Pay rate: $50,136-$60,268
Open until: December 29, 2017
To Apply: Please email your resume and cover letter to HR@town.arlington.ma.us, or mail it to Human Resources, Town of Arlington, 730 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA 02476

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Research and Instruction Librarian/Diversity Resident, Blough-Weis Library, Selinsgrove, PA

As a living, learning and working community, Susquehanna University affirms its commitment to being an engaged, culturally inclusive campus. As we seek to embody the rich diversity of the human community, we commit ourselves to the full participation of persons who represent the breadth of human difference. The university encourages candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply. Susquehanna University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college committed to excellence in educating students for productive, creative and reflective lives of achievement, leadership and service in a diverse, dynamic and interdependent world. Its more than 2,200 undergraduates come from 35 states and 22 countries, and all students study away through Susquehanna's unique Global Opportunities program. Susquehanna University's 325 acre campus, noted for its beauty, is located in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, 50 miles north of Harrisburg in the scenic Susquehanna River Valley, about a three hour drive from Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and New York City. For more information, please visit https://www.susqu.edu.

The Research and Instruction Librarian/Diversity Resident is a position created as part of Susquehanna University's commitment to the ACRL Diversity Alliance to enrich and diversify the profession. Our goal is to attract recent Library and Information Sciences graduates for a three-year program of research and service in academic librarianship. The position provides transferable professional early work experiences and career development in preparation for future leadership roles in the field. The Research and Instruction Librarian/Diversity Resident will learn how to develop the vision, strategies and goals for the Library's teaching and learning initiatives, including coordinating the planning, promotion and assessment of the Library's Information Literacy Program. Serves as a diversity liaison to the Sigmund Weis School of Business and/or other departments as assigned. Serves as a member of the faculty with rank, but without tenure, in accordance with the Susquehanna Faculty handbook. Rank at appointment will be at instructor or assistant professor.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Ability to learn inquiry-based teaching methods
  • Ability to support research and information needs in business and/or other related social sciences
  • Demonstrated ability to advance the University goals of diversity and inclusion
  • Strong interpersonal skills, multicultural perspectives and service orientation
  • Knowledge of new models and patterns of scholarly communication, including open access
  • Ability to learn methods and tools for digital scholarship
  • Ability to work collegially and communicate effectively with racially and ethnically diverse faculty and students
  • Skilled at written and verbal communication, including formal presentation to groups

Specific Responsibilities

  • Articulate the value of integrating information literacy skills into the curriculum and the impact of IL to Susquehanna's students as lifelong learners
  • In collaboration with other librarians, coordinate information literacy programming
  • Provide instruction to students and faculty in the use of library and other information resources
  • Participate in reference and research services for students and faculty, including occasional evening or weekend work
  • Provide liaison support for curriculum-related and research activities including anticipated support for the Sigmund Weis School of Business
  • Assess information literacy efforts in order to continuously improve teaching and services for the campus community
  • Actively engage, communicate effectively, and develop strong collaborative relationships with faculty, students, and staff
  • Grow and develop professionally by collaborating on committees and initiatives as well as engaging in professional and academic activities

Physical Demand
Position requires the ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time. Position requires the ability to move about the campus. Position requires the ability to talk and to hear instruction. Position requires occasional manual dexterity and the ability to use fingers, hands, and arms to feel, handle, and reach. Position requires occasional stooping, crouching and bending. Position requires the ability to occasionally lift up to 10 pounds. Working conditions are indoor.

For more information, see this link

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Reference Librarian, Nashua Public Library, Nashua, NH

POSITION: PART-TIME REFERENCE LIBRARIAN                                    

HOURS OF WORK: 20 HRS/WK MORNINGS & FRIDAYS

DEPARTMENT: REFERENCE

AFFILIATION: UNION AFT LOCAL #4831 

STARTING SALARY: Not to exceed $18.40 per hour, depending on education/experience

Job Grade 7 

PRIMARY DUTIES 

Part-time 20 hour per week position in Reference Department of Nashua Public Library. The schedule for this position includes 3 to 4 mornings 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM and Fridays 9 AM - 5:30 PM. Some Sunday hours may be available. Duties include in-person, telephone, and computer-based patron assistance; interlibrary loan, readers' advisory and special projects as assigned. 

MINUMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Master's Degree in Library Science and 1-2 years of experience working in the reference department of a public library, including answering research questions and assisting customers with the use of computers. Proficiency in using Microsoft Office software and web-based research tools is also required. Applicant must have excellent communication skills and a demonstrated aptitude for serving the public. Experience demonstrating and troubleshooting eBooks and downloadable audiobooks is desired.  Fluency in a second language is a plus. 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: 

Submit cover letter, application/resume, and three professional references to:

http://applitrack.com/nashua/onlineapp/

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED ONLINE UNTIL DECEMBER 22, 2017

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, M/F/H (EMPLOYMENT RECRUITMENT SHALL BE CONSISTENT WITH ALL STATE AND FEDERAL LAWS

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Lecturer, University of North Texas, Denton, TX

The University of North Texas, Department of Information Science invites applications for a lecturer (non-tenure track) position in the school library certification program for Fall 2018 to be based in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

The successful candidate will teach Master's level courses and provide practicum service in the school library certification program. The candidate must have the ability to design and deliver courses in a variety of formats, including online and hybrid modalities. The candidate is expected to teach library and information sciences (LIS) in the school library certification program of coursework and develop close relationships with practitioners and educators in the field.

Candidates must have a PhD in information science or a related field or be in candidacy stage at the time of appointment. Candidates must also have experience in a certified school librarianship position and have post-secondary teaching experience or a combination of teaching and professional experience.

Preference will be given to candidates who have experience working with distance education as well as experience in designing and delivering courses in a variety of formats, such as face-to-face, online, and blended. Evidence of teaching via distance or distributed learning methods is highly desirable. Candidates who have the ability to collaborate with the community of practitioners and colleagues are desirable. Evidence of service to his/her professional community is also preferred. The program seeks candidates with expertise in one or more of the areas of school library certification coursework, and/or practicum. 

To apply for the position, visit: facultyjobs.unt.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=52961. You must submit a cover letter, CV, and names and contact information for 3 references to apply. 

The review of applications begins February 1, 2018, and the position is open until the search is closed. 

Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Barbara Schultz-Jones, Search Committee Chair for Lecturer, School Library Certification Program, Barbara.Schultz-Jones@unt.edu or 940-369-8081.

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.

The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.  

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Special Librarian, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI

UW-Madison needs a librarian for their iSchool library. See this link and this link for more information.

Information School Laboratory Library and Instructional Services Manager

40% Manage daily operations and laboratory library facilities
- Manage, plan, and assess public services and provide oversight for operations such as e-reserves, circulation, website and social media.
- Supervise student staff, including UW Libraries Information Specialist Internship (ISIP) interns.
- Coordinate computer lab maintenance with HC White Cooperative and student staff.
- Select materials for subject areas assigned by collections librarian.
- Maintain outreach to other departments in the building.
- Serve as iSchool lead for collaborations as assigned.
- Serve as liaison to student organization leaders to encourage and support student led event, including: maintain current leader contact list; assist with iSchool hosted student organization web accounts; steer students to campus sources for funding and other support.

40% Instructional Support
- Manage quality assurance services to faculty and short term staff for LMS, including: assistance with course development process for short-term staff, pre-semester check of short-term staff courses to ensure quality expectations are met. Communication with director on any issues; assist with ongoing course issues.
- Facilitate planning of course-integrated and/or drop in workshops when appropriate.
- Assist instructors in identifying appropriate course resources and potential workshops.
- Assist with student placements and workshops for Teaching & Learning placements section of Practicum course (in collaboration with campus instruction librarians and Practicum instructor).
- Oversight of E-portfolio support and graduation check.

10% Course Instruction
- Teach 1 - 3 credits per year

5% Participate in iSchool committee/task force work and UW Libraries meetings
- Co-Chair iSchool Library Committee.
- Contribute to other committees (e.g. ATSS) and task forces as assigned.
- Represent iSchool Laboratory Library at UW Libraries meetings.

5% Assist with iSchool events and public presence
- Participate in planning and implementation of online student (1 week) and on campus student orientations.
- Participate in planning and implementation of iSchool graduation.
- Attend, present, and/or help staff booth at relevant conferences.

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Assistant Director, Digital Scholarship Initiatives, Library Systems and Collections, Salve Regina University Library, Newport, RI

About Salve Regina University:  Salve Regina University, ranked among the best institutions of higher education in the United States by U.S. News & World Report, is a comprehensive Catholic University located in scenic Newport, Rhode Island. Salve Regina offers challenging academic programs in a highly supportive environment and an innovative core curriculum that provides students with a solid foundation and broader perspective. The historic, 75-acre campus enrolls approximately 2,500 men and women and offers Associate, Baccalaureate, and Master's degrees, the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study, and two doctoral programs.

 

 

Job Description:

BASIC FUNCTION 

The Assistant Director, Digital Scholarship Initiatives, Library Systems and Collections will share responsibility for strategic planning and resource allocation to develop digital services and steward library collections to support teaching and learning at Salve Regina University. Working with other librarians, staff, and campus partners, the incumbent will envision and implement services for the role of technology and digital scholarship to support the library's role as a partner in teaching, learning and research. The incumbent will lead a team to continuously enhance the library's online search interfaces and print and digital collections. This position reports to the library director.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Drive innovation and encourage interdisciplinary inquiry by providing support in the digital humanities and digital social sciences, and to technologies that enable this work;
  • Enhance the creation and dissemination of research and scholarship at Salve Regina University by monitoring emerging trends and supporting the creation and discovery of open access scholarship and new forms of scholarly digital media and publishing;
  • Advise Salve Regina University researchers on using digital tools and techniques to enrich their research and provide access to their scholarship;
  • Coordinate and provide instruction and training on digital scholarship tools, techniques, and methodologies;
  • Develop opportunities for collaboration and other outreach related to digital scholarship in collaboration with faculty members, librarians, students, and the wider community;
  • Refine and build on existing modes of access for local and external audiences to access Salve Regina's research and scholarship;
  • Serve as manager of library systems, including Worldshare Management Services integrated library system and discovery tool, webservers, and digital repositories.
  • Lead and manage the collections team to steward the content and quality of library print and digital collections, including allocations and collection management, ensuring that they serve the curriculum and needs of the Salve Regina community;
  • Manage the yearly spending of collections budget;
  • Lead staff in charge of ordering, receiving, invoicing, cataloging;
  • Lead staff coordinating electronic resource management and access;
  • Develop statistical reports of use of library materials using the library's ILS (OCLC's Worldshare Management Systems);
  • Coordinate with staff in the installation and maintenance of library hardware and software with service providers, the Office of Information Technology, faculty, staff and students of the university;
  • Serve as the library webmaster, coordinating the web presence of the library with staff in redesigns, maintenance, improvement, and continuous usability testing;
  • Collaborate with the University Archivist and Special Collections Librarian on digital initiatives and to develop and apply metadata schema for digital curation and preservation tasks.

 

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serve the community and collect front-line information about library interfaces by the serving at the library's information desk, providing assistance via live and remote reference services;
  • Serve as library liaison to some of the following areas, depending on previous training or educational background: sciences, business studies, administration of justice, cybersecurity;
  • Provide individual and group information literacy instruction to members of the Salve Regina community;
  • Develop assessment tools to evaluate effectiveness of library services.
  • Evening and weekend work may be required.

 

 

Preferred qualifications: 

  • Experience with library management systems, computer networks, Internet protocols and web servers.
  • Experience with and an interest to learn more about programming languages such as Java, Python, and PHP.
  • Demonstrable experience with budget management, capacity planning, and resource allocation.
  • Professional knowledge of collection management theory and practice and working knowledge of issues related to library, archives, and/or museum collections;
  • Familiarity with library systems, digital scholarship developments (including data science: data analysis, data management, data storage), institutional repositories, linked data, discovery developments.
  • Experience in introducing innovative IT solutions, enterprise systems, systems admin, software development, outsourced environments, open source developments.
  • Knowledge of usability/UX design;
  • Knowledge of information architecture best practices;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and balance multiple projects and priorities.
  • Effective instructional, presentation, organizational, and communication skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated excellence working in a highly service-oriented environment.
  • Demonstrated experience in building effective partnerships;
  • Commitment to diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse community;
  • Commitment to continued professional development and training at all levels;
  • At least five years' experience in an academic library desired, including supervisory experience;
  • ALA-accredited MLS degree.

 

 

Additional Information:

Salve Regina University offers generous benefits to eligible employees including: 

  • health and dental coverage
  • life insurance
  • long-term disability
  • 403B plan
  • tuition benefits and more

 

Salve Regina University strives to provide equal opportunity in employment and education to all employees, students and applicants. No employee, student or applicant shall be discriminated against or harassed on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, age, marital or parental status, military or veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable federal or state law, in the administration of Salve Regina's employment policies, education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other University administered programs. In accordance with Title IX, it does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any of its educational programs or activities. Salve Regina is also committed to making its programs and campus accessible to its visitors and compliant will all applicable non-discrimination laws.

 

Application Instructions:

Applicants must apply online (https://salve.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=91865) for any open staff and faculty positions by providing a cover-letter and resume. Pre-employment background checks and reference checks are required of successful candidates. Salve Regina University participates in E-verify. 

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Audiovisual Archivist, Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum, Independence, MO

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Duties

Summary: Whether you are new to the Federal Government or an experienced professional seeking a career change, you can make history at the National Archives. Our dedicated staff works across a variety of career fields to safeguard the records of the Federal Government - more than 10 billion of them.


In this position, you will serve as the audio visual Archivist with the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, located in Independence, MO. The incumbent is responsible for planning, performing, and monitoring all archival functions in all media, establishing work priorities, and ensuring that work is completed in compliance with NARA's policies, standards, and procedures. Also, the incumbent must have an in-depth understanding of the history, conservation, preservation, restoration, access, and curation of audiovisual formats (i.e., film, magnetic video and audiotape, optical media, digital media).

Visit our Employee Gallery at www.archives.gov/careers to see the kinds of dynamic projects our staff are undertaking. If you want a career where you can see the difference your work makes, then join the National Archives!

For more information about the Truman Library specifically, visit: http://www.trumanlibrary.org

NOTE: This position is being advertised concurrently under Merit Promotion procedures. Current federal employees and applicants under special hiring authorities (e.g., Disabilities Program, Peace Corps, Former Overseas Employee, Former National Guard Technician, etc.) who wish to be considered may also apply under Merit Promotion procedures, Job Announcement Number JD10067124CMM Open: 12/13/17 Close: 12/27/17

Responsibilities

As an AUDIOVISUAL ARCHIVIST, GS-1420-12, your typical work assignments may include the following:

  • Works independently in identifying, arranging and reviewing donated AV materials, and makes withdrawals or redactions, as necessary, in consultation with the Supervisory Archivist.
  • Plans and directs the arrangement of AV materials from presidential papers and other donated materials and from federal records, including those that are totally disarranged, misfiled, for which the provenance is unclear, or in need of special preservation and/or temperature controlled storage. Assists with the implementation of the Holdings Management System (HMS) for AV materials.
  • Assesses researcher and archival needs and determines priorities for developing finding aids for AV materials. Establishes standards for description of withdrawn AV materials and monitors compliance. Conducts or oversees research necessary for accurate and complete descriptions, and prepares appropriate introductory narratives and other archival finding aids, as well as digitized AV materials themselves, for posting in the NARA Catalog, the Truman Library website, and in other appropriate research platforms. Explores copyright issues concerning films and video prior to placing online. Works with appropriate NARA units in developing formats for electronic finding aids, databases, and web pages for use by researchers.
  • Applies preservation techniques and implements strategies for still pictures, motion pictures, video and audio tape materials. Identifies preservation needs and researches new approaches to preservation problems. Conducts and oversees the AV preservation program within the Library to include cold and temperature control storage, digital storage, reformatting techniques, and administration of AV preservation funds. Creates and updates inventories that list films sent off site for cold storage and digital preservation by NARA and vendors.
  • Provides reference service in response to regular and complex e-mail, phone, and written requests for information primarily regarding the Library's motion picture/video collection, photographic/still pictures, and audio tapes. Monitors the audiovisual and main Research Rooms and provides orientation and assistance for on-site researchers, determining what material is available for research and explaining research rules. Assists researchers in the use of finding aids and other indices. Works with researchers and performs searches for White House, congressional, and agency requests for information and documents. For complex AV reference requests, serves as the Library's primary authority for assisting and responding to or completing the assignment.
  • Conducts occasional tours of the Library and explains the work of the Library for professional and civic groups, undergraduate and graduate classes, and the general public; works with local colleges and universities in providing training and class instruction to undergraduate and graduate classes on historical research methodologies and the use of primary source AV materials; represents the Library at professional archival meetings and in dealings with the national media to include printed, television, and documentary film crews and personalities with interest in the AV and photographic holdings of the Library; provides information and assistance to other archival institutions and professionals on the preservation and handling of AV materials; serves within the library system and NARA as a resource for information about archival issues such as digitization for public access and preservation; assists the museum staff with the planning and preparation of museum temporary and permanent exhibits involving AV materials from the Library's holdings; assists with information regarding AV holdings for exhibits in other presidential libraries and outside institutions, as well as with planning and preparing Library and NARA online exhibits.
  • Assists with performance targets and participates in examining and evaluating work processes; oversees the work of interns and volunteers; develops and maintains electronic databases and inventories for tracking reference requests and preservation work; responds to internal NARA requests for information; assists the Director, Deputy Director, and Supervisory Archivist on budget issues relating to AV functions, and on special projects as needed; recommends and reviews acquisition programs for AV donated historical materials; and assists in the solicitation, accessioning, and deeding process for donated AV materials.

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Intern, Alaska State Library, Juneau, AK

Alaska State Library currently accepting applications for summer internships.

The Alaska State Library is accepting applications for three summer internships in public libraries. Interns will receive travel reimbursement, a $4,000 stipend and free housing during the eight-week internship.

The Alaska State Library Internship Project will bring three interns who have recently or are near completion of their Master's degree in Library or Information Science to work in Alaska public libraries for two months in the summer of 2018. The goals of the project are to provide assistance to public libraries in Alaska who lack staff expertise to sustain long-term projects that would benefit their libraries and communities, provide internship and professional development opportunities to MLIS students and increase the number of MLIS students applying for jobs in Alaska.

Application period will close February 15, 2018. 

To learn more about the Alaska State Library Internship Project or to apply for one of the internships visit http://lam.alaska.gov/library_internship

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Education Librarian, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Education Librarian

Assistant University Librarian 

The Education Librarian is a full-time, year-round (12-month), tenure track faculty position in the Education Library, serving the College of Education (COE) and related disciplines at the University of Florida. Working with the Head of the Education Library, this position contributes to the development, coordination, and provision of library programs and services, including a wide range of public, technical, and collection management functions. The Education Librarian will provide reference services both in-person and via phone, email, and online chat. The Education Librarian will deliver research instruction and develop instructional resources primarily targeted to students and faculty in the COE. The Education Librarian will serve as liaison to assigned departments and programs within the COE, and will communicate with faculty, develop collections, and offer innovative services to support their needs. 

 

The library encourages faculty participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the Education Librarian will serve on various committees and teams. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Education Librarian will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, abilities, and perspectives in work activities and decision making. All faculty at the George A. Smathers Libraries are expected to pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.

 

The search will remain open until January 22, 2018, and applications will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

 

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

 

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

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Executive Director, Children's Museum in Easton, North Easton, MA

With its founding executive director retiring after 25 years, the Board of Directors of the Children's Museum in Easton seeks an executive director with a passion for children and their learning and the experience and skills to lead the organization into the next phase of its important work.

The next Executive Director of the Children's Museum in Easton will be able to lead the organization in innovative directions while holding true to its core purpose of providing creative, hands-on learning experiences to young children of all backgrounds and abilities.

This position requires a leader with high emotional intelligence, a relationship-builder who can easily and genuinely connect with people and is astute at building strategic partnerships.

Additional desired skills, experience and attributes include experience as a nonprofit or business manager, demonstrated success in raising funds, experience working with boards of directors, and strong social media and information technology skills.

This search is being conducted by the Consulting and Executive Transitions team at TSNE MissionWorks with Transition Consultants Catherine Bradshaw.

For the complete position profile and application guidelines please visit http://www.tsne.org/executive-director-childrens-museum-easton

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Call for Papers: FEIS 2018

International Symposium on the Future of Education in Information Sciences (FEIS 2018) Pisa, Italy 10-11 September 2018

An    event    organized    by    the    Erasmus+    EINFOSE project ([1]http://einfose.ffos.hr)

Symposium web site: [2]http://feis2018.di.unipi.it 

Differences in entry requirements and learning outcomes in the field of Information  Science  (IS) cause large mobility barriers and lack of uniformity among Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) that offer Master degrees in IS. The Erasmus+  EINFOSE project seeks to find out the appropriate ways and modes of the harmonization and recognition of the entry requirements which would enable students from other fields to master learning outcomes at the graduate level of IS programs. The International Symposium on the Future of Education in Information Sciences (FEIS 2018) is intended to stimulate discussion and reach commonly accepted recommendations that could serve not only to partner HEIs but also as a model for other academic disciplines. Contributions and discussion are solicited from HEIs, their governing bodies,  public authorities responsible for the implementation of EU guidelines and recommendations at the HEI level as well as representatives from national agencies for diploma recognition, ECTS implementation and Qualification Frameworks. Submissions are also invited from researchers and institutions to share their experience and accomplishments in recognition and mobility processes, building up the European Qualification Framework and its nationally based implementations, and in the implementation of new teaching/learning  didactics  and evaluation approaches and methods. Contributions from outside the EU are very welcome. It is expected that the exchange of ideas and experience in accreditation processes, cooperative  efforts and joint programs at graduate and postgraduate level throughout the World might contribute to discussions about the future of education of Information professionals in Europe and Worldwide.

Suggested topics include (but are not limited to):

Educational trends in higher education worldwide Information professionals in changing and challenging digital environment (new profiles, old skills and new competencies, social role)

Entrepreneurship and the information professional

The future of information professional education

Ethical values in IS (Universal access, collaboration, intellectual freedom, fairness)

Multidisciplinary issues and relation with other sciences (Computer Sciences, Digital Humanities, Economics, etc.)

Best educational practices and current challenges

Software tools and platforms for collaborative learning and teaching

Open educational resources

Role and responsibility of archives, libraries and documentation centres in higher education

Entrance into the labour market of IS graduates.

Submission and Publication
We welcome and encourage the submission of high-quality, original papers, which are not being submitted simultaneously for publication elsewhere. Long papers,  describing  original  ideas on the listed topics and on other fundamental  aspects  of  higher education in Information Science, are solicited. Moreover, short papers or posters on early research results, new results on previous published works, demos, and projects are also welcome. Long papers should not exceed 12 pages, including bibliography Short papers should not exceed 6 pages, including bibliography Poster descriptions should not exceed 2 pages Contributions should be written in English, formatted according to the templates provided at the Symposium web site ([3]http://feis2018.di.unipi.it).  All  accepted contributions will be published  online  in  the Symposium Proceedings, and indexed in major bibliographic databases. Selected papers will be published in a special issue of one of the online journals dedicated to Information Science. Paper submission to be done via Easychair at: [4]https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=feis2018
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  Papers and posters submission: 11 March 2018
  Notification to authors: 30 April  2018
  Camera-ready copies due by 1 July 2018
  On line proceedings published by end of August
  Symposium: 10-11 September 2018
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   Symposium Registration
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   150 euros early registration (until June 3rd, 2018)
   200 euros standard registration (until August 20th, 2018)
   250 euros late and on-site registration.
   Student registration fees:
   50 euros early registration (until June 3rd, 2018)
   100 euros standard and on-site registration
   125 euros late and on-site registration
   Registration fees include coffee breaks and light lunches.
   Social dinner (on September 10th, 2018) is not included and the cost is 40 euro per person.
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   A  few  student scholarships are available to help defray the costs of registration, travel, and accommodation. Please see the Symposium web site ([5]http://feis2018.di.unipi.it) for further information.
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   Keynote speakers
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   David Bawden, City University London, UK
   Laif Kajberg, School of Library and Information Science, Denmark
   Gary Marchionini, University of North Carolina, USA
   Anna Maria Tammaro, University of Parma, Italy
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   Tatjana Aparac-Jelui, University of Osijek, Croatia
   Vittore Casarosa, University of Pisa and ISTI-CNR, Italy
   Elena Maceviciute, University of Bors, Sweden

References
   1. http://einfose.ffos.hr/
   2. http://feis2018.di.unipi.it/
   3. http://feis2018.di.unipi.it/
   4. https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=feis2018
   5. http://feis2018.di.unipi.it/

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Call for Contributions: CISTI'2018 Doctoral Symposium

Doctoral Symposium of CISTI'2018
13th Iberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies
13 - 16 June 2018, Caceres, Spain
http://www.cisti.eu/

The purpose of CISTI'2018's Doctoral Symposium is to provide graduate students a setting where they can, informally, expose and discuss their work, collecting valuable expert opinions and sharing new ideas, methods and applications. The Doctoral Symposium is an excellent opportunity for PhD students to present and discuss their work in a Workshop format. Each presentation will be evaluated by a panel composed by at least three Information Systems and Technologies experts.


CONTRIBUTIONS AND SUBMISSION
The Doctoral Symposium is opened to PhD students whose research area includes the themes proposed for this Conference. Submissions must include an extended abstract (maximum 4 pages), following the Conference style guide. All selected contributions will be handed out along with the Conference Proceedings, in CD with an ISBN. These contributions will be available in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library and will be sent for indexing in ISI, Scopus, EI-Compendex, INSPEC and Google Scholar.

Submissions must include the field, the PhD institution and the number of months devoted to the development of the work. Additionally, they should include in a clear and succinct manner:

  • The problem approached and its significance or relevance
  • The research objectives and related investigation topics
  • A brief display of what is already known
  • A proposed solution methodology for the problem
  • Expected results



IMPORTANT DATES
Paper submission: February 4, 2018

Notification of acceptance: March 18, 2018

Submission of accepted papers: March 30, 2018

Payment of registration, to ensure the inclusion of an accepted paper in the conference proceedings: April 1, 2018


Webpage of the CISTI'2018 Doctoral Symposium: http://cisti.eu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=35&Itemid=119&lang=en

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Webinar, NISO, Baltimore, MD

*Baltimore, MD - December 11, 2017 -* The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) is pleased to announce a strong slate of programs for 2018. Members will benefit from an array of webinars, virtual conferences, and training programs, all tailored toward users who seek better ways of creating and using information systems and services. Professionals in libraries and related technology companies are the target audience for our events, and the material on offer is developed and presented by leaders in those fields.

The webinar topics for 2018 <click here> will address:

  • Annotation - Practices and Tools in a Digital Environment
  • The Evolving Natures of Reference Work and Reference Product
  • Library as Publisher (Two-Part Webinar)
  • Can There Be Neutrality in Cataloging? A Conversation Starter
  • Trends in Technology: Smart Services in the Academic Library
  • Innovative Tools and Apps: What's Hot
  • Discovery: Where Researchers Start
  • Using Analytics to Extract Value from the Library's Data (Two-Part Webinar)
  • Library Funding, Advocacy, and Strategic Approaches to Funding Scholarly Initiatives (Two-Part Webinar)
  • Building Diversity in the Workforce
  • Maker Spaces: Things that Go Bop, Whizz, and Clank!


Next year will also see NISO presenting several of its popular, five-hour
virtual conferences, some of which are followed by a relevant Training
Thursday event. In 2018, these in-depth conferences
<click here> will cover:

  • The Preprint: Integrating the Form into the Scholarly Ecosystem (includes a Training Thursday session)
  • Information Freedom, Ethics, and Longevity (includes a Training Thursday session)
  • Open Data Projects
  • The Computer Campus: Integrating Information Systems and Services (includes a Training Thursday session)
  • Technology's Impact on Scholarly Research Processes in the Library
  • The Library of the Future: Inside & Out


"It has always been NISO's goal to facilitate efficient information creation and exchange," says Todd Carpenter, Executive Director, NISO. "In
2017 we achieved that by offering hands-on training as well as webinars and virtual conferences that introduced our members to new practices, products, and services. In 2018, we will build upon that success by offering programs that encourage users to think about topics such as information neutrality and freedom as well as how to apply their knowledge in libraries, publishing companies, and elsewhere in the future."

For those interested in maximizing their training dollars, subscription options are available. For webinars, NISO members may sign up for the Buy 9, Get 5 Free <click here> package, and ensure access to all 14 of the NISO webinars. Alternatively, members may opt for the Buy 5, Get 4 Free <click here> package, and choose nine webinars from the 2018 line up. Organizations pay a single fee to enable viewing access for multiple team members in a collaborative group setting. (Note that webinar registration is priced per site, through use of a single computer.) Webinar registrants hold access to the recorded version for a full year, allowing even greater opportunity for staff to benefit from that single registration. Similarly, those wishing to pay for the full set of virtual conferences being offered in 2018 may do by subscribing to the Buy 3, Get 3 Free package.

A full roster of events is available at the NISO website.


*About NISO*
NISO, based in Baltimore, Maryland, fosters the development and maintenance of standards that facilitate the creation, persistent management, and effective interchange of information so that it can be trusted for use in research and learning. To fulfill this mission, NISO engages libraries, publishers, information aggregators, and other organizations that support learning, research, and scholarship through the creation, organization, management, and curation of knowledge. NISO works with intersecting communities of interest and across the entire lifecycle of information standards. NISO is a not-for-profit association accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). For more information, visit the NISO website.

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Research Librarian, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress, Washington, DC

The Congressional Research Service (CRS), seeks a Research Librarian to join its Resources, Science, and Industry Division, which supports the work of Congress in issue areas including earth sciences, natural resources, environmental policy, energy and minerals, agriculture and food, science, technology, transportation, and industry.

The Research Librarian will provide reference and research services to CRS policy analysts and congressional clients, focusing primarily on the areas of natural resources and earth sciences. Candidates with a Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree and background in natural resources and earth sciences are encouraged to apply. Outstanding candidates will also have a background in environmental and/or agricultural policy.

CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for more than a century.

CRS is well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation's best thinking on public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees.

CRS is fully committed to workforce diversity. Interested applicants must apply online athttp://www.loc.gov/crsinfo.

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Library Director, Bacon Free Library, Natick, MA

Institution: BACON FREE LIBRARY

58 Eliot St Natick MA 01760

Position: Library Director

Duties/Description: The Bacon Free Library, a small independent library in South Natick, MA, seeks a Library Director. Established in 1880 and located in the heart of historic South Natick Center in a park-like setting, the library overlooks the Charles River and is surrounded by lovely grounds and gardens.

The library is a focal point of the community and serves patrons of all ages. The BFL also benefits from an active Friends organization and the Board of Trustees which combine to support the library with their time, energies and other resources.

With the support of the Assistant Director/Children's Librarian, part-time staff and volunteers, the Director will be responsible for the daily operations of the library, including collection management, coordinating adult programs, management of library staff and maintaining of budget and financial records.

The Director is charged with using social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, Meetup, etc to promote the library and its programs and able to keep the website updated with events and library announcements. The director is also responsible for coordinating with Natick town officials and Natick's Morse Institute Library.

The library is a member of the Minuteman Library System network. The director oversees, implements, maintains, and enhances a wide range of technologies and systems. The director supports library staff and patrons in the use of existing technologies and adoption of new and emerging technologies.

The Library Trustees are preparing to embark on a Capital Campaign to raise funds to support the longevity of the BFL historic building. The Library Director will be an integral part of this process. To learn more about the Bacon Free Library visit our website http://baconfreelibrary.org/

Qualifications:

The preferred candidate will have direct library operations experience and possess an MLS from an accredited ALA program.

The candidate also will have a demonstrated ability to successfully manage the overall operation and relationships of this small library, including relationships with other area organizations.

The ideal candidate should be energetic, enthusiastic, and able to act independently and creatively to develop and promote the library's programs and services, as well as relate well to patrons.

Knowledge of Sierra ILS is preferred.

Excellent customer service orientation is needed, and a "turned outward" approach to community engagement is ideal.

Fundraising or development experience is preferred.

Networking and collaboration skills are essential to this position.

Moderate physical effort is required to perform duties under typical library conditions.

The Bacon Free Library is an equal opportunity employer.

Salary: $60 to $105 K for 36 Hours a week depending on education and experience with a generous benefit package.

Closing Date: January 12, 2018

Apply:

Please send your letter of interest and resume to both:

Richard Tranfaglia Director of Human Resources rtranfaglia@natickma.gov

And:

bfl@minlib.net (with Application for Library Director in the subject line)

Posted: December 6, 2017

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Summer Intern, U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington, D.C.

U.S. Department of Transportation Paid Summer Internship Opportunities--Washington, D.C.

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Research Library and National Transportation Library (NTL), both located in the Washington, D.C. area, are seeking students pursuing MLIS degrees (or equivalents) for paid, full-time internships for the period June 4 - August 10, 2018 These internships are being offered as part of the United States Department of Transportation's Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups (STIPDG). The internships include a $5,000 stipend, along with travel (relocation) arrangements and shared housing for participants whose permanent residences are more than 50 miles away from their assignment locations. The deadline for submitting an application is January 19, 2018. For more information on the program, including requirements and application instructions, please see: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/education/stipdg.cfm. If you have further questions about applying, please send an email to DOTSTIPDG@twc.edu.

 

When applying, please select your interest areas as the "Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)" (for FHWA Research Library) and/or the "Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST-R)," (for NTL), each with the specialty "Library Science."

 

The following are potential internship projects. Responsibilities may be modified depending on the number of accepted applicants and the interest areas of the candidates.  For more information about individual projects, please contact Deena Adelman at deena.adelman.CTR@dot.gov or 202-493-3058 (for FHWA Research Library) or Mary Moulton at mary.moulton@dot.gov or 202-366-0303 (for NTL).

 

CATALOGING INTERN (Federal Highway Administration Research Library, McLean, VA)

Responsibilities:

  1. Create catalog records for print technical materials; perform simple and complex copy cataloging; assist in the creation of original cataloging records; assign subject headings and call numbers.
  2. Review donations and current collection to determine whether materials should be kept based on established criteria.
  3. Create and modify authority records in the library's integrated library system (ILS).
  4. Assist with other cataloging and collection activities.

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Coursework and/or experience in cataloging; familiarity and/or experience with MARC, RDA, AACR2, and LC Subject
  • Headings, Authorities, and Classification System. Excellent communication, organizational, and analytical skills;
  • Willingness to adapt to changing situations and take on new tasks. Ability to meet established deadlines with products that reflect professionalism.

 

DIGITAL REPOSITORY AND PUBLIC ACCESS INTERN (National Transportation Library, Washington, DC)

Metadata, Digitization Programs, and Collection Analysis

Responsibilities:

  1. Apply metadata and index digital transportation collections.  Assess records for duplication, adherence to NTL metadata policy, and metadata quality. Make recommendations for the improvement of NTL's policy pages on metadata services, digital repository, and public access processes. Contribute new term recommendations for the Transportation Research Thesaurus. Work with NTL Metadata Librarians on authority control projects, such as improving the integration of ORCID into NTL systems and developing funding award controlled lists for public access compliance.
  2. Participate in workflow assessment (e.g., pilot testing machine-aided processes and new cloud-based workflows). Work with NTL Digital Librarian and NTL Metadata Librarians on development of a Last Copy Digitization program for transportation, including developing policy, assessing stakeholder needs, and identifying best practices.
  3. Assist in furthering NTL's social media efforts to promote library resources and services.

 

Desired Qualifications:

Coursework and/or experience in metadata, cataloging, and indexing; knowledge of and/or familiarity with non-MARC metadata (e.g., Dublin Core).  Familiarity and/or experience with public access & open access processes and compliance; and collection assessment.  Candidate should possess strong organizational and analytical skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to meet established deadlines with products that reflect professionalism.

 

RESEARCH DATA SERVICES INTERN (National Transportation Library, Washington, DC)

Data Management and Curation

Responsibilities:

  1. Work with the NTL Data Curator in the provision of data services to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics and the US Department of Transportation. Services include Data Public Access Guidance & Advocacy, Data Management Guidance & Training, Best Practices Implementation, Data Curation, and Data Access & Preservation. Assist with evaluating data management plans, reviewing dataset submissions to the National Transportation Data Archive, minting Digital Object Identifiers, developing policies, and conducting training. Last copy digitization program
  2. Apply metadata and create records for data sets submitted to the National Transportation Data Archive; participate in data curation assessment of content in the repository.
  3. Assist in furthering NTL's social media efforts to promote library resources and services.

 

Desired Qualifications:

Coursework and/or experience in data management/curation, metadata, and/or user experience; strong organizational and analytical skills.  Knowledge of and/or familiarity with non-MARC metadata (e.g., Dublin Core, PREMIS). Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to meet established deadlines with products that reflect professionalism.

 

PROGRAM AND REPOSITORY ASSESSMENT INTERN (National Transportation Library, Washington, DC)

Program Assessment and Repository Evaluation 

Responsibilities:

  1. Assess collections using data visualization software (such as Tableau) and other tools (e.g., Altmetrics) for gaps in coverage, duplication, adherence to NTL Collection Development policy, and metadata quality. Support NTL program evaluation through the development of metrics dashboards using visualization software and other tools. Participate in development of metrics that represent NTL activities and services. Develop and integrate visualizations, dashboards, and metrics into the NTL website, which uses the Drupal content management system.
  2. Work with NTL Digital Librarian, NTL Metadata Librarians, and NTL Systems Team in the preparation and planning for trusted repository certification. Participate in federal agency working groups discussing best practices for trusted repository certification, and assist in creating documentation and other resources needed to undergo a repository audit.
  3. Assist in furthering NTL's social media efforts to promote library resources and services.

 

Desired Qualifications:

Coursework and/or experience in Human Computer Interaction, data visualization, and repository or program assessment.  Familiarity and/or experience with digital libraries, assessment and/or evaluation methodologies, and visualization techniques. Knowledge of public access and open access processes and compliance.  Candidate should possess strong organizational and analytical skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to meet established deadlines with products that reflect professionalism. 

For more information about the libraries, please see the following web sites:

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NFAIS 60th Annual Conference, Alexandria, VA

Save the date and register by January 16th for the Early Bird rate!

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It's all about transformation!

Dynamic changes in information and publishing technologies have altered how researchers consume, exchange, interact with, and disseminate their scholarly and research communications.

For its 60th annual conference, NFAIS brings together individuals representative of those diverging views to examine where we've been, the forces that might impact our next directions, who the players are now and who might they be in the future. As an end point to our discussions, we will collaborate to envision a future where researchers and scholars gain value from the support provided by each community player to realize an Information Transformation: Open. Global. Collaborative.


Registration is open! Note that our Early Bird rate <https://nfais.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_mc&view=mc&mcid=form_245271> closes on January 16, 2018. Here's a tip - register <https://nfais.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_mc&view=mc&mcid=form_245271> now and request an invoice to pay early next year. Just commit today and pay in January!

The Hilton Alexandria Old Town, our conference hotel, also offers special discounted rates <http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/D/DCAOTHF-FFI-20180225/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG> through February 7, 2018 - but room inventory is limited, so register early and mention NFAIS!

Click here <http://bit.ly/2i4YgEY> for the conference program and other information.

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Engaged Learning in Costa Rican Libraries iSchool of Illinois Study Abroad program

Study Abroad in Costa Rica! 

Engaged Learning in Costa Rican Libraries
iSchool of Illinois Study Abroad program
Spring Break 2018
March 16th - 26th

http://ischool.illinois.edu/academics/degrees/mslis/advising/plan-program/course-options/studyabroad/costa_rica

About the program:

Engaged Learning in Costa Rican Libraries is the experiential and situated learning component of the iSchool Costa Rica Study Abroad Course for Spring 2018. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about Costa Rican libraries, peoples, cultures, and their information needs through observation (visits), engagement, practice and reflection.  Participants will engage in four weeks of weekly online seminars prior to travel to Costa Rica, where they will interact with Costa Rican librarians, library users and educators, and document their experience through reflection and blogging.  The engaged learning experiences will take place in San Jose and nearby localities, and in an indigenous community, and include visiting local libraries and working with them and/or their communities to contribute to enhancing their provision of library and information services.

  • 4 credit hours for graduate students

  • 3 credit hours for undergraduate students

  • Open to librarians and educators (non-degree credit option available)

English will be the main language of communication; Spanish is desired.

Cost: $2,500 (tentative):

Includes airfare (Chicago-San Jose return), housing (homestay, cabin and hotel), most meals, ground travel, cultural activities, lectures.
Tentative Schedule:Friday, March 16 - Leave at midnight; arrive in San José next day
Saturday, March 17 - Arrival in San José at noon; Orientation at the Instituto of San Joaquín de Flores; Group dinner with homestay hosts.
Sunday, March 18 - Local activities (Cartágo, El rodeo, volcan, trapiche)
Monday, March 19 - Library Camp, Day 1: Designated library tours, begin group work
Tuesday, March 20 - Library Camp, Day 2:  Second library visit, group work, and presentation prep
Wednesday, March 21 - Library Camp, Day 3: Group presentations; travel from San José to indigenous community
Thursday, March 22 & Friday, March 23 - LIS Activities in indigenous community
Saturday, March 24 - Uvita Beach and Parque Nacional Marino Ballena, return to San José
Sunday, March 25 - Local activity
Monday, March 26 - Return home

APPLY NOW!

Please plan to budget an additional $300-$800 for ground transportation, some meals, thank you gifts for your homestay family and host teachers, tourist activities, other incidentals including international student insurance ($75 billed to your student account).

The course is a collaboration among the iSchool of Illinois, Center for Global Studies, College of Education, Mortenson Center for International Library Programs, International & Area Studies Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the schools of library and information science at the University of Costa Rica and the National University of Costa Rica, and the Instituto of San Joaquin de Flores with support from the US Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center program.

Note: For school library media students and practitioners, a concurrent trip focused on engagement with Costa Rican schools is also available. For more information, visit https://education.illinois.edu/international/study-abroad-opportunities/spring-break-programs/costa-rica/.

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Circulation Library Assistant, Franklin Pierce University, Rindge, NH

An opportunity has arisen within the Franklin Pierce University Frank. S. DiPietro Library for an enthusiastic individual to join our dedicated team as a part-time Circulation Library Assistant. This position provides library circulation services to students, faculty and staff as well as a variety of clerical services related to interlibrary loans, document delivery and course reserves.

 

Working on a regular part-time schedule, the hours of work are in the evenings and during the weekends, with the summer schedule varying from the fall and spring semesters.

 

The successful candidate will have an Associates' degree. It is preferred that the candidate has previous experience that includes a minimum of one to two years library experience, as well as three to four years of relevant administrative and supervisory experience. Excellence in customer service is desired. Applicants must have a good general knowledge of library organization and systems, with some previous circulation or public services experience preferred.

 

As an Equal Opportunity Employer and as an institution that is committed to the development of a culturally diverse staff, Franklin Pierce University strongly encourages women and minorities to apply for our open positions.

 

Applicants should send a detailed letter of application, resume and contact information for three professional references to:

 

Library Assistant - Circulation (part-time)

Franklin Pierce University

40 University Drive, Rindge, NH 03461

jobs@franklinpierce.edu

 

Please be sure to add "Circulation Assistant Position" to the subject line of the email.

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Contractor, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Library is interested in hiring a contractor, with experience in data visualization and development using open source tools, to build visualization prototypes for linked data descriptions of resources from the Harvard Film Archive and the Harvard Geospatial Library. This work is part of a collaborative project (https://www.ld4l.org/ld4l-labs/) with Cornell University and Stanford University to develop tools for creating, managing, and utilizing linked open data to leverage semantic web resources and improve discovery of library resources.

 

The project requires the ability to collaborate closely with metadata librarians and the ability to quickly build prototypes using html and javascript visualization packages. Familiarity with RDF and other linked data standards is highly desirable. Ability to deploy visualization tools by extending Spotlight or Blacklight would be a plus.

 

Funding for 3 months of work in winter/spring 2018. Preference for Boston-area candidates.

 

Please contact Randy Stern to apply or if you have any questions.

Randy Stern

randy_stern@harvard.edu

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Systems Librarian, David and Lorraine Cheng Library, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ

Closing Date: Open until filled

 

William Paterson University invites applications for a twelve month tenure-track position as a Systems Librarian.

 

Under the direction of the Head of Library Information Systems, the Systems Librarian is primarily responsible for the administration of all components and delivery of technical support for the Voyager online system.

 

William Paterson University is the third most diverse public university in New Jersey. As a longstanding member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), we have been designated by the US Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. The University offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate academic programs that range from liberal arts and sciences to pre-professional and professional programs; it enrolls nearly 11,000 students from across the country and from over 40 nations. The University is situated on a beautiful, 370-acre suburban campus in Wayne, New Jersey, just twenty miles west of New York City.

 

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Opportunities to Contribute: systems administration, technical support, research and inter/intra departmental collaboration
  • Administers and configures the Library's integrated library system, comprised of system administration, security, users, profiles, policies, circulation, acquisitions, cataloging, serials management, and statistical data reporting.
  • Serves as primary technical liaison with ILS vendor, Ex Libris; troubleshoots hardware and software problems with the Voyager and other assigned systems.
  • Provides technical support for the management of OCLC software and services and works collaboratively with the Resource Management/Library Information Systems Team to coordinate database maintenance and interdepartmental projects.
  • Uses a variety of software tools to extract and manipulate data from various sources.
  • Develops and implements procedures to integrate various systems and serves on committees
  • Participates in departmental and User Education programs.
  • Serves as a liaison to assigned departments in collection development activities.

 

 

Qualifications:

Ideal candidate must possess the following:

  • ALA-accredited MLS, or equivalent (by time of appointment).
  • At least one (1) year of professional experience working with library systems.
  • A second graduate degree is required for tenure.
  • Experience working with databases and SQL.
  • Working knowledge of programming/scripting languages such as Python, Perl, PHP, Unix shell scripting or like programs/languages.
  • Computer knowledge necessary to perform technical-support related tasks.
  • Excellent oral, written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to service and professional development.

 

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Second graduate degree
  • System administration experience with Linux, Windows and/or Voyager system(s).

  

Invitation to apply: 

Please go to https://wpunj.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=11&job=librarian-iii to apply for the position.

 

Interested candidates will be prompted to:

  • Complete an application
  • Submit a cover letter & CV
  • Provide names/contacts of three professional references. 

     

Submission of all documents listed above is required for consideration.

If you have any general questions related to this search, please contact Search Chair Richard Kearney attalent@wpunj.edu.

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Grant Management & Administrative Assistant, Frances Loeb Library, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Grant Management & Administrative Assistant
Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Frances Loeb Library

10-15 hours per week, $18/hour.

Position term: January - June 30, 2018

Reporting to the Director of the Frances Loeb Library, the Grant Management and Administrative Assistant will be responsible for providing administrative support for the IMLS grant project Building for Tomorrow: Collaborative Development of Sustainable Infrastructure for Architectural and Design Documentation.


Activities include:

  • Working with the Principle Investigator (PI) and forum planning team;
  • Contacting stakeholder organizations;
  • Arranging meetings with stakeholders and planning team members;
  • Arranging for note taking during meetings, and at the forum;
  • Responsible for forum planning logistics, including travel arrangements for attendees, event promotion, room reservations, and catering during the one and a half day forum;
  • Responsible for logistics for the steering committee meeting following the forum;
  • Responsible for follow up work including a survey to forum attendees to gather input from them as individuals to gauge the value of the forum;
  • Managing administrative issues related to the grant, such as expenditures, and reporting deadlines.

 

Building for Tomorrow is a project sponsored by the Institute for Museum and Library Services under the National Digital Platform funding priority. The grant will support two priority-setting meetings of engaged stakeholders - architects, architectural historians, archivists, librarians, technologists, digital preservationists, and others who will frame a national/international collaborative infrastructure to support long-term preservation of digital design data, specifically in the architecture and design fields. The forum will provide a venue for the diverse group of stakeholders to think collaboratively about the issues in preserving architectural design data, to find alignments across communities, and to identify the needs required to develop an infrastructure to support archiving of digital design information that will be usable by a variety of types and sizes of architectural museums and archives. The grant will also result in the development of a roadmap for implementing solutions to the barriers libraries, archives, and museums face in preserving digital design documentation.

Please send resume and cover letter to Ann Whiteside, Director of the Frances Loeb Library, at awhiteside@gsd.harvard.edu. 

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Associate Dean & Director, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

GEORGE A. SMATHERS LIBRARIES

ASSOCIATE DEAN AND FACKLER DIRECTOR, HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER LIBRARIES

 

The Smathers Libraries invite applications and nominations for the position of Associate Dean and Fackler Director of the Health Science Center Libraries (Director). The Director is a faculty position that provides leadership and vision for the Health Science Center Libraries (HSCL), which is comprised of the Health Science Center Library in Gainesville and the Borland Library in Jacksonville. The Director is responsible for the management of the HSCL, and contributes to the leadership of the Smathers Libraries as an Associate Dean. The Director also serves in an ex officio leadership role in the UF Health Science Center (HSC). The HSCL Organization Chart is available at http://ufdc.ufl.edu/l/IR00010026/00001.

 

The Director ensures that the HSCL achieve their mission to serve the six colleges of the HSC and the associated centers, institutes, hospitals and clinics, as well as to provide appropriate community services. In order to fulfill this mission, the Director routinely consults and actively engages with the Sr. Vice President of Health Affairs and other senior leadership in UF Health.

 

The Libraries encourage staff participation in reaching decisions; consequently the Fackler Director will lead or serve on various teams. To support all students and faculty, and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Director will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives in work activities.

 

We encourage candidates to apply for the Director position as a tenure track Associate University or University Librarian (job requisition #502875) or non-tenure track Associate In or Senior Associate In Libraries (job requisition #502883). This is one position but two postings. As a library faculty member, the Fackler Director will contribute to the profession via research and service. If hired at the rank of Associate University Librarian or University Librarian, the Director will be expected to achieve tenure. The tenure and promotion criteria for the HSCL are available in the Libraries Career Development Handbook.

 

The position is open until filled. Applications will be reviewed as received.

 

For the full Position Vacancy Announcement and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage.

 

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.

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Library Director, Barrington Public Library, NH

The Barrington (NH) Public Library Board of Trustees is currently seeking a dynamic, innovative and dedicated Library Director to lead a heavily used community resource into the future. 

 

Appointed by an elected Board of seven Library Trustees and under its general direction, the Library Director has overall administrative responsibility for the provision of public library services. The position requires independent judgment, initiative and decision-making, as well as frequent interaction with the community, town officials and senior staff, local groups and organizations.

 

The Library Director administers, develops, plans and/or oversees all aspects of library operations, including personnel selection, supervision and performance evaluations of a staff of seven plus volunteers; budgeting and expenditures; collection development and maintenance; materials processing; building and grounds maintenance; automation and the use of appropriate technology; programming; marketing; policies, plans and procedures; reports and presentations; and community and vendor relations. The Director will also be working closely with library trustees on implementing the library's Long Range Plan, which includes a new library construction project.

 

The successful candidate will serve as an ambassador within the community, advocating and promoting the library's mission by demonstrating enthusiasm, creativity, and an understanding and respect for the needs, interests and demands of the community. S/he must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills; a thorough working knowledge of modern library policies, practices, technologies and trends; and strong people and task management skills.

 

With a population approaching 9,000, Barrington is situated approximately 70 miles north of Boston, MA, and is within 40 minutes of both Concord and Manchester, NH, 20 minutes west of Portsmouth and is adjacent to the UNH Durham campus. Residents enjoy the town's rural character, with actively managed conservation properties and a myriad of hiking trails, In addition, the town has a robust Recreation Department that offers a wide range of activities for all ages.

 

The position requires a Master's degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university and at least five (5) years of progressively responsible library experience, and at least three (3) years of supervisory experience, preferably in a public library setting. This is a full-time (40 hours/week), exempt position, and includes regular evening meetings and occasional weekend hours. The library offers a competitive salary range ($51,396 - 63,294) as well as a town benefits package. Starting salary will be dependent upon the candidate's level of experience and qualifications.

 

A complete job description can be found at http://www.barringtonlibrary.com/extra8.asp. Applicants seeking consideration should submit a statement of their interest and qualifications, resume and three professional references to Lindsey Maziarz, Search Committee Chair, at barringtonplsearch@gmail.com. NO DROP-IN OR PAPER APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED. Applications received by December 20, 2017 will be given priority consideration. Position will remain open until filled. 

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Library Director, Pelham Public Library, Pelham, NH

Library Director

Pelham Public Library

The Board of Trustees of the Pelham Public Library seek a creative, outreach oriented, enthusiastic leader to serve as Director. The right candidate will be a hands-on Director with knowledge of emerging technologies in library services, programming, and strategic planning.

The Pelham Public Library is located in a southern New Hampshire border town, with easy access to major highways, urban areas, and the natural resources of New England. The library has a service area of over 6,000 patrons, a collection of over 30,000 items, circulates nearly 60,000 items per year, and hosts thriving children's, teen, and adult programs. The Friends of the Library are a supportive and growing group.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have an MLS from an ALA-accredited university and at least three years administrative work experience in a public library setting. Specifically, the applicant should have demonstrated abilities in collection development; customer service; personnel and financial management; program development; library technologies and applications; public relations and fund-raising. The applicant must demonstrate excellent interpersonal abilities, including proficiency in working as part of a team, leading others, and interacting with the public.

The new Director will be responsible for communicating the mission of the library to the community. Vision, organization, and excellent communication skills are therefore essential attributes for the position.

 

Job Responsibilities: The Director is responsible for administration of all library operations. The Director develops, prepares, and submits the annual budget request for the Board of Trustees' approval, and monitors and controls expenditures for the building, books and materials, supplies, and salaries.  The Director manages four full-time employees, as well as additional part-time staff and volunteers.

 

The Director supervises the library's Collection Development Program.

 

The Director actively participates in community outreach with the public, community leaders, local officials and institutions; maintains liaison with Friends of the Library, the Historical Society, Pelham schools, and other community groups. 

 

The Director and Emerging Technologies librarian monitor tech trends and evaluate their usefulness in the library and implement when appropriate.

This is a full-time (40 hour) salaried FLSA exempt position. Salary is $60,000 to $66,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications. The position includes excellent benefits and membership with the NH Retirement system.

Closing Date: January 31, 2018

To apply, send a letter including a statement about your interest in the position and applicable experience, along with your resume, to ppldirectorsearch@gmail.com

Web Site: http://pelhampubliclibrary.org

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Access Services Assistant, Widener Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Access Services Assistant, Widener Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Harvard Library is currently accepting applications for several temporary Access Services Assistants. Please find the description below:

Temporary Access Services assistants needed for Widener Library at Harvard University. Responsible for opening/closing the library, supervising student workers, general circulation, assisting patrons in reading rooms  and monitoring space usage. 15-17 hours a week.  Available hours include working either Saturdays (9am - 5pm) or Sundys (12pm-8pm).

$18 an hour

Please send cover letter and resume to: fgiacch@fas.harvard.edu

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Evening Library Assistant, Suffolk University, Boston, MA

Description: This position is responsible for Circulation services offered during the hours of 8pm to 12am, Sundays through Thursdays, during the academic year. This position staffs the Circulation desk and ensures proper closing procedures. Additional responsibilities may include shelving, item processing, and other duties as required.

Job Description:

  • Provide efficient and courteous service to library patrons at the Circulation Desk by answering inquiries, providing direction, assuring compliance with Library regulations.
  • Charge out other library resources, including laptops and group study rooms, etc. to authorized borrowers, discharge returned books, and maintain patron records, using the Innovative Interfaces library computer system.
  • Closes and evacuates the library in accordance with set procedures.
  • Participates in stacks maintenance tasks, which include weeding and shelf reading.
  • Responsible for running collection reports and verifying status of Reserve collection, nightly.


Requirements/Qualifications:

  • High school degree required.
  • Punctual and reliable.
  • Friendly demeanor when working with the public and co-workers.
  • Strong computer skills including: MS Office (Word and Excel), Outlook.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Must be committed to providing the highest level of customer service and responsiveness
  • Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Experience in library, bookstore or retail establishment a plus.
  • Standard hours of this position are Sunday - Thursday 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM, during the academic year.


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.

We compete for the best talent. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse community. We are actively seeking applicants from groups that might be under-represented because of race/color, gender, religion, real or perceived disability, national origin or LGBTQ status. As part of our commitment, we encourage you to complete the demographic portion of the application in addition to submitting your cover letter and resume/CV as it will assist us in targeting our recruitment efforts.Please note that Suffolk University conducts background checks as a condition of employment.

We are also committed to the well-being of our employees. Our terrific benefits package for benefits-eligible positions include, but are not limited to:

  • Generous paid time-off programs and commitment to work-life balance
  • A 9% retirement contribution match when eligibility guidelines have been met
  • Tuition free course benefits in the College of Arts and Sciences and in the Sawyer Business School for employees with additional tuition benefits for spouses, domestic partners, and children
  • Top-notch well-being care available through Harvard Pilgrim Medical/Delta Dental and a Flexible Spending Account
  • Pre-tax commuter benefit
  • Employee Assistance Program that provides employees and their family members with initial assessment, referrals and short-term counseling for personal and work challenges
  • Discounted home and auto insurance



Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/syvqqbbxc9yhdk35

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Kress Fellow in Art Librarianship, Yale University Library, New Haven, CT

The Yale University Library welcomes applications for the 2018/19 Kress Fellowship in Art Librarianship. The Kress Fellowship is intended for a recent graduate from library school who wishes to pursue a career in art librarianship. This fellowship is made possible through the generosity of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. Through this fellowship, the Kress Foundation seeks to achieve in the field of art librarianship what it has accomplished for art history and art conservation: ensuring the growth of the discipline by promoting the advancement of new professionals.

 

The Kress Fellowship is a 10-month appointment and focuses on multiple areas of art librarianship including public services, collection development and management, special collections, and digital collections. Projects and activities will draw on subject areas served by the Haas Arts Library including the history of art, architecture, drama, and aligned area studies. The fellow will gain experience in reference services and library research education in the Haas Family Arts Library, Haas Arts Library Special Collections, and the Library and Archives of the Yale Center for British Art. Other activities will vary based on current Yale Library projects and the fellow's interest and experience.

 

For more details and instructions on how to apply, please see https://guides.library.yale.edu/kressfellowship.

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Library Technician, North Kingstown Free Library, North Kingstown, RI

NORTH KINGSTOWN FREE LIBRARY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Applications are now being accepted at the North Kingstown Free Library, 100 Boone Street, North Kingstown, RI for the following position:

LIBRARY TECHNICIAN (15) LIBRARY Part-time 19 hours per week

Hours: M-Th 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Saturday 9-5

RESPONSIBILITIES: Public service at the library's Reference Desk including answering reference questions; assisting patron's with technology; registering patrons to use library facilities and attend programs; answering the telephone; and helping patron's with research. Cross-trained to work at the Circulation & Young Reader's desk. May be involved in one or more of the following: assisting in the ordering and processing of new materials for the collection, maintaining finding aids for the collection; entering raw data for statistical reports; entering and updating data about library holdings in the OSL database; counting monies; processing materials for use by patrons; participating in the maintenance, cleaning, & repair of the collections; shelving library materials.

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum of High school diploma or GED is required. Considerable library experience including knowledge of library procedures, methods, and techniques and routines; knowledge of book titles, authors, and reference materials and resources in print and electronic format. Demonstrable knowledge of OSL software, word processing, and Internet searching. Ability to establish and maintain effective personal relationships with the public and with working associates. A commitment to courteous and efficient public service work. Physical capacity to stand at a library service counter for extended periods and perform some light to medium lifting duties that relate to general library functions.

SALARY: $17.48 /hr

APPLICATION PERIOD CLOSES Friday, December 15, 2017.

Please send your resume and cover letter to Cyndi Desrochers, Library Director, at cdesrochers@nklibrary.org

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Supervisor Positions, Bunker Hill Community College Library, Charlestown, MA

The Bunker Hill Community College Library and Learning Commons seeks applicants for a part-time Evening Supervisor.  The position can be filled with one or two candidates, with a person or persons who has experience working in a library; preferably worked in a community college library or other type of academic library for a minimum of two years of professional experience.  

Master's degree in library science (MLS, MLIS) or in education (M.Ed), or have appropriate equivalent experience and interest in working in a library part-time with an amazing evening library staff.

The hours are 6PM to 10PM Monday to Thursday and 5PM to 8PM on Fridays. There is a possibility for Saturday or Sunday hours if needed for up to 18.5 hours per week.

 The position reports to the Director of the Library and Learning Commons.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Strong service orientation and the ability to meet the public graciously and tactfully. Strong customer service attitude and initiative.
  2. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively and work productively in establishing and maintaining harmonious working relationships with a diverse population of staff and students.
  3. Ability to interact effectively and work productively, cooperatively, and collaboratively with a variety of individuals and groups in a diverse and rapidly changing environment
  4. Experience planning, organizing, and supervising the work of others and organizing projects.
  5. Ability to use technology in creative ways to solve problems and/or facilitate workflow.
  6. Ability to provide reference and research assistance.
  7. Ability to provide occasional information literacy workshop instruction as needed.

 

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience with library technology including library management systems (e.g. iii, Evergreen).
  • Experience in creating communication objects (e.g. slides, posters).

 

LOCATION: In Charlestown, MA. Accessible by Orange Line at the Community College stop and also by car.

 

TO APPLY: Apply by email and submit a letter of application, resume, and contact information phone and email) for three professional references by January 8, 2018 for priority consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Dr. Vivica Pierre, Director of the Library & Learning Commons
250 New Rutherford Ave., Room 331
Boston, MA  02129-2925
or
Email: vdpierre@bhcc.mass.edu
NO PHONE CALLS. 

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Library Director, West Dennis Free Public Library, West Dennis, MA

The West Dennis Free Public Library is seeking a part-time Library Director. The Library Director reports to the Board of Trustees. Duties will include, but are not limited to: library administration, circulation functions, collection development, staff/volunteer supervision, programming and the promotion of library services including social media.

The ideal candidate should possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and a strong commitment to public service.

 

Bachelor's degree required, library experience desirable. Experience with library technologies and Innovative Interfaces Sierra system helpful. The West Dennis Library is a member of the Cape Library Automated Materials Sharing system (CLAMS). The position is part-time, 15-20 hours a week at $20.00 per hour.

 

Please submit a letter of interest and resume by December 31, 2017 to:  Search Committee, West Dennis Free Public Library, PO Box 158, West Dennis, MA 02670 or email to wdlsearchcommittee@gmail.com.

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IIBI 2018 Seminar

The Institute of Library Research and Information UNAM is pleased to present our offer of academic events for the first quarter of 2018. 

We look forward to your presence.

 

JANUARY: 

Reading seminar. 
DATES: 30, 31 January and 1 February 2018 
OBJECTIVE: To explore the possibilities of building links between academic reading and aesthetic reading, in order to strengthen the development of skills and academic performance of communities. Thus the university library can build partnerships with teachers, researchers, artistic and cultural communities, which will help libraries remain as a strategic space for learning, research, reading and culture, in short training. 
INFORMATION: http://iibi.unam.mx/f/SIL_Programa.pdf 
ENTRIES: inscripec@iibi.unam.mx 
Entry Deadline: January 22, 2018 
VENUE: IIBI; Seminar 1, Humanid1ades Tower II, 13th floor. 

FEBRUARY: 

III International Congress of Photographic Documentation. FOTODOC. 
DATES: February 6 to 9, 2018. 
OBJECTIVE: To promote the encounter between researchers and practitioners interested in photography as a document in all its aspects (art, heritage, information, applications, education or technology) in order to analyze the status of the issue from different perspectives, and contribute to research by presenting papers and presentations on various topics. 
INFORMATION CALL: http://iibi.unam.mx/f/Convocatoria%20propiamente%20dicha.pdf 
WORKSHOPS: http://iibi.unam.mx/f/TALLERES.JPG 
CONGRESS: http://iibi.unam.mx/f/CONFERENCIAS.JPG 
ENTRIES: inscripec@iibi.unam.mx 
Entry Deadline: February 1, 2018 
VENUE: IIBI; Seminar 1, Humanities Tower II, 13th floor. 

39 International Book Fair of Palacio de Mineria. 
DATES: February 22, with March 5, 2018 
OBJECTIVE: The IIBI participates in this fair presenting their new publications on it. 

SCORING IN YOUR AGENDA 

Monday, February 26: Hall of Academy of Engineering 
12PM. Presentation of the book "Ethical Use of Information: implementations and challenges". Jaime Rios Ortega y César Augusto Ramírez Velázquez coordinators. 
1PM hrs. Presentation of the books: "The Infodiversidad and ethical use of individual and collective knowledge" and "the ethical use of information and practice of free access." Estela Morales Campos, coordinator. 
4PM. Presentation of the book "Users 2.0 of audiovisual and textual information." Juan José Calva, author. 
5PM. Presentation of the book "The teaching of reading in college." Elsa Ramirez Leyva, author. 

Tuesday, February 27: Hall of Academy of Engineering 
12PM. Presentation of "meanings and interpretations of information from the user." Patricia Hernandez Salazar. Authoress. 
1PM. Presentation of the book "Sustainable digital files. Conservation and access to audio and audiovisual collections for future societies ". Jaime Rios Ortega, César Augusto Ramírez Velázquez and Perla Olivia Rodriguez Resendiz coordinators. 

VENUE: Palacio de Mineria. Tacuba n u m. 5. Centro Hist or rich . 

MARCH: 
XIII Seminar Research Information Users. Ier International Research Conference on Information Users. 
DATES: 12 to 16 March, 2018. 
To analyze and discuss various research projects on the phenomenon of information needs in different user communities. Promote the generation of research projects on different user communities. Follow up investigations that are part of the seminar. Promote further research and its presentation to teachers, researchers, archivists and librarians. Analyze the usefulness of research on the phenomenon of information needs for designing archival, library and information services and collection development in different units of information such as files, documentation and information units, libraries and newspaper archives. 
SUBJECTS: Information users. User communities. Information needs. Information behavior. User satisfaction. Users theory. User training needs. Methodology for the study of users. 
VENUE: The XIII Seminar will be held at the Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi. Faculty of information science. The First Congress was held at the University Cultural Center Bicentennial, San Luis Potosi. 
ENTRIES: magdalenavazquez@hotmail.com 
Entry Deadline: February 5, 2018 

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Scanning Assistant, MIT Libraries, Cambridge, MA

Scanning Assistant (Temporary/Casual position)

MIT Libraries' Digital Collections and Reformatting Team, Scanning Lab

35 hours/week, scheduled M-F between 8:00am and 6:00pm (some flexibility)

$16/hour without benefits

Starting ASAP and continuing for 1 year term with a possibility of term renewal

The Scanning Assistant will participate in multiple workflows within the Scanning Lab. 

Duties include:

  • Participate in the article scanning for Document Delivery workflow. Accurately scan and send copies of articles electronically to patrons inside and outside of MIT. Follow up on any delivery errors that may occur. Ensure that all billing information is applied as required.
  • Participate in the workflow for On Demand requests of Institute Publications (theses, reports, working papers). Accurately scan, post process and deliver requests electronically or print physical copies if requested. Perform data entry and maintain statistics.
  • Participate in E-Reserves Scanning Workflow. Accurately scan requested readings ensuring they are within "Fair Use" guidelines for copyright law. Maintain communication with the MIT Libraries' Reserves Team regarding requests and deal with discrepancies that may arise. Maintain statistics.
  • Participate in and possibly coordinate Scanning projects that come into the Lab. Work together with other staff on long term projects while maintaining quality standards and facilitate communication amongst the group. Maintain statistics. 

 

Skills required: ability to lift 40 pounds, manage competing priorities, attention to detail, comfort with following detailed procedures, demonstrated success sustaining productivity, facility with standard office computer programs, flexibility to adapt to changing workflows, knowledge of scanners, digital cameras and imaging software.

 

Skills preferred: experience with digital scanning (flatbed/overhead scanners) or digital photography, Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat, OCR

 

Send resume and cover letter to Jenn Morris, Digital Imaging Manager, j_morris@mit.edu

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Multiple Positions, North Shore Community College, Lynn, MA

Job Description #1:

Part Time Library Assistant I, Lynn Campus

Evenings, 4:00pm - 8:00pm and some Saturday mornings during the academic year, 9:00am - 12pm.

 

General Summary:

North Shore Community College seeks an enthusiastic and service-oriented Library Assistant reporting to the Coordinator of Library Services on the Lynn 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.

Specific Responsibilities

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

 

Requirements:

  1. High school diploma or equivalent.
  2. Attention to detail and solid organizational skills.
  3. Strong interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to interact with people.
  4. Reliability and dependability are extremely important.
  5. Comfort learning and teaching others how to use new technology and applications.
  6. Experience maintaining and troubleshooting computers and printers.
  7. Prior customer service experience.

 

Preferred:

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively to achieve common goals;
  • Interest in learning about and gaining experience working in a library.

 

Additional Information:

Salary: $14.93 per hour

STARTING DATE:  January 16th, 2018

North Shore Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate on basis of race, creed, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information, maternity leave, and national origin in its education programs or employment pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 151B and 151C, Title VI, Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX, Education Amendments of 1972; Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Americans with Disabilities Act, and regulations promulgated there under, 34 C.F.R. Part 100 (Title VI), Part 106 (Title IX) and Part 104 (Section 504). All inquiries concerning application of the above should be directed to Thanh Giddarie, Director of Human Resources, Affirmative Action Officer, and Coordinator of Title IX and Section 504, at 978 739-5470, 1 Ferncroft Rd. Danvers, MA 01923.

 

Application Instructions:

Please submit resume and cover letter indicating how your experience matches the qualifications of the position.  Resumes will begin to be reviewed starting January 2nd and the deadline for applications is January 5th, 2018.

Job Description #2:

Assistant Librarian

About North Shore Community College:

NSCC is one of 15 Massachusetts community colleges. The college serves 26 cities and towns along the coastal region from north metropolitan Boston to Cape Ann. Since its founding in 1965, NSCC has grown from a single building to three campuses, and from five to nearly 90 academic programs of study. The college has an urban campus in downtown Lynn, a suburban campus in Danvers and a cosmetology and culinary center in Middleton. Nearly 35,000 students have graduated from NSCC. The college is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

PT Assistant Librarian, Lynn Campus Library

Non-benefited, MCCC unit position

This is a 20 hour per week daytime position. Hours will be negotiated between Monday and Friday from 8 am - 4pm based on the Library's needs.

North Shore Community College seeks an enthusiastic and student-focused librarian reporting to the Coordinator of Public Services to provide reference and instructional services on the Lynn campus during daytime hours when classes are in session. The Librarian will provide individual and group instruction sessions, assist with circulation and reserves, and participate in ongoing library initiatives. The successful candidate must enjoy working with our diverse community of users and share a commitment to support student learning.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Provides reference services, online assistance, and one-on-one library instruction that promotes the information literacy competencies of our students
  2. Assists in providing chat, email, and SMS reference support on an assigned schedule
  3. Offers class instruction in information literacy
  4. Participates in the assessment of student learning and evaluation of the overall effectiveness of our instructional services
  5. Participates in collection development activities
  6. Assists in collection maintenance projects
  7. Assists in the development of new library programs and services
  8. Serves as a backup for the access services assistant as needed
  9. Performs other duties, as required


Requirements:

  • MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program (MLS Candidate may be considered with appropriate coursework)
  • Reference and instruction experience
  • Knowledge of online databases and Internet resources
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Reliability and dependability are extremely important


Additional Information:

Salary:  $28.29 per hour This is a non-benefited, MCCC Unit position.

Starting date: January 16, 2018

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:

Submit resume and cover letter indicating how your experience matches the qualifications of the position. 

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Archivist Fellow, Barrington Stage Company, Pittsfield, MA

Information on the Position: 

 

Barrington Stage Company, a regional theater located in Pittsfield, MA, is gearing up to celebrate its 25th Anniversary in 2019 and in preparation for that is working on a large theater archive project.

 

Archivist Fellow: The student would ideally work for 10 weeks over the summer in Pittsfield, MA in the summer of 2018, under the guidance of Tiffany Nixon, the archivist at the Roundabout Theatre in New York City, and a leading theater archivist in the field.  The position comes with a weekly stipend of $250 and housing. Students local to the Berkshires with their own housing are also encouraged to apply. We are happy to work with your program on providing school credit to the fellow and we do have some flexibility on dates for a fall or spring internship.

 

Interested students can send a resume and cover letter to Rebecca Weiss directly via email at rweiss@barringtonstageco.org 

 

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New England Science Boot Camp for Librarians, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Save the Date for the 2018 New England Science Boot Camp for Librarians, 10th Anniversary!

Join us for the 10th Anniversary of the New England Science Boot Camp for Librarians held in June 13-15, 2018 at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Science Boot Camp is an immersive experience that provides librarians with the opportunity to network with peers and learn about topics in physical sciences, health sciences, life sciences, and technology.

The topics for this year's SBC science sessions are still TBD! Registration will open in Spring 2018.

For updates and more information, visit http://guides.library.umass.edu/sciboot18

For general questions, please contact Ellen Lutz at lutz@library.umass.edu.

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Call for Proposals: Canadian Association for Information Science

Canadian Association for Information Science, May 30-June 1, 2018
Please join us for the 46th annual conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science/L'Association canadienne des sciences de l'information, May 30 - June 1, 2018. Proposals are due January 23, 2018 with notifications by March 5, 2018. The full call is below, including details of our second annual doctoral forum. The CFP is also available on our website: http://cais-acsi.ca/2017/10/23/cfp-2018/

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Communications Assistant, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Cambridge, MA

About the Position: 
The Communications Assistant position is a fully benefits-eligible, term-limited position that is funded for one year. Reporting to the Communications director, the communications assistant performs a range of complex administrative and support duties to coordinate the activities and procedures of the Communications Department at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. The communications assistant serves as the primary contact for the Institute's internal clients who seek communications support and assists generally with Communications Department efforts.

Responsibilities of the position include: 

  • Serving as the primary contact for internal clients seeking communications support
  • Acting as liaison and managing the intake of all internal communications requests, and maintaining the Communications department calendar
  • Providing department-wide communications support:
  • Working in content management system (CMS), makes updates and corrections to web content
  • Resizing photos (with training and supervision)
  • Performing rough edits of photo and video assets (with training and supervision)
  • Organizing and implementing administrative systems and procedures performing necessary support duties, including basic financial support
  • Drafting correspondence, reports, and other communications materials as assigned
  • Performing other related duties as assigned.


The successful candidate will possess:

  • Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, related field, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • At least three years administrative experience in communications, journalism, multimedia, or publishing (education beyond high school may count toward experience)
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously; ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to gather data, compile information, and draft a range of written materials
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact and work effectively with others.
  • Familiarity with a content management system and Adobe Creative suite highly desirable
  • Prior communications experience in a higher-education setting is a plus
  • Familiarity Windows and Mac operating systems, HTML, Adobe Photoshop and experience managing websites preferred.


About the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study:
The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University is dedicated to creating and sharing transformative ideas across the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences. The commitment to excellence and inquiry that characterized Radcliffe College is maintained in the innovative and wide-ranging work at the Radcliffe Institute, where advanced study is furthered through the Fellowship Program, Academic Ventures, and the Schlesinger Library.

We are proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and are committed to achieving our goals through the efforts of a highly skilled, diverse workforce. With outstanding benefits, competitive pay, extensive learning opportunities, and a stimulating and attractive work environment, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University may be exactly the employer you've been looking for.

Please combine your cover letter and resume into a single document that is uploaded when you are instructed by ASPIRE, Harvard's online application program, to "Upload my resume/CV from my computer." Please note that cover letters are required for every application for a position at the Radcliffe Institute.

Interested applicants must apply for the Communications Assistant position through ASPIRE, Harvard University's online employment application system. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. 

Apply here.

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Call for Papers: 2018 Library Research Round Table Forum

Call for Papers

2018 Library Research Round Table Forum

Theory, Method, and Practice in Library Research

ALA Annual Conference, New Orleans, June 21-26, 2018 

The Library Research Round Table (LRRT) is accepting paper submissions for the LRRT Research Forum at the 2018 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in New Orleans. The LRRT Research Forum will feature 15-minute presentations of library and information science (LIS) research followed by discussion. Proposals are due Friday, January 12, 2018.  Notification of acceptance will be made on Friday, February 16, 2018.

 

DESCRIPTION OF THE SESSION

This session will present three peer-reviewed papers describing research with the potential to make significant contributions to the field of library and information science (LIS). The three papers will selected as examples of research excellence, with a focus on work exemplifying strong use of theory, clear and well-organized research design, and appropriate data gathering and analysis methods. 

 

Submissions emphasizing the problems, theories, methodologies, or significance of research findings for LIS are welcome. Topics can include information access, user behavior, electronic services, service effectiveness, emerging technologies, organizational structure, and personnel. All researchers, including practitioners from all types of libraries and other organizations, LIS faculty, graduate students, and other interested individuals are encouraged to submit proposals. Both members and nonmembers of LRRT are welcome.

 

The selection committee will use a blind review process to select three papers. Authors will be required to present their papers in person at the forum and to register for the conference. Criteria for selection include:

  1. Significance of the research problem to LIS research and practice.
  2. Quality and creativity of the methodology/methods/research design.
  3. Clarity of the connection to existing LIS research.

 

Please note that research accepted for publication by January 31, 2018 cannot be considered.

 

Each submission must consist of no more than two pages. On the first page, list the author names, titles, institutional affiliations, and contact information, including mailing addresses and email addresses.

 

The second page must NOT show your name or any personally identifying information. Instead, it must include:

  1. The paper title.
  2. A 500-word abstract of the research project, including: 1) a problem statement and significance, 2) project objectives, 3) methods/methodology, and 4) conclusions (or tentative conclusions for work in progress).
  3. A brief statement saying if the research is complete or ongoing and listing the project beginning and end dates.

 

Send submissions via email to:

Jennifer Sweeney

LRRT Chair

Lecturer, SJSU

Program Evaluation & Planning

Jksweeney572@gmail.com

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Business Research & Instruction Librarian, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

TITLE: Business Research & Instruction Librarian (two positions each with additional liaison areas: one with Computer Science and the other with Economics) 

 

LOCATION: University of Washington Bothell and Cascadia College Campus Library

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.

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON BOTHELL AND CASCADIA COLLEGE LIBRARY 

http://library.uwb.edu

The University of Washington Libraries serves the students, faculty, and staff of Cascadia College and the University of Washington Bothell at their co-located campus in Bothell, located 18 miles north of downtown Seattle. UW Bothell currently offers programs in Business; Computing and Software Systems; Educational Studies; Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences; Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics; and Nursing and Health Studies. More information on UW Bothell and its programs can be found at http://www.uwb.edu. Cascadia College offers a wide range of Associate degrees and certificates, and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Sustainable Practices. More about Cascadia College can be found at http://www.cascadia.edu/.  

 

Diversity is a core value of the UW Bothell and Cascadia College Library. We believe the power of diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions. A majority of our students are first generation college attendees or are from underrepresented groups. Library staff work collaboratively to provide culturally relevant services and resources that reflect the diversity of our campus community, and to foster an inclusive learning environment for our users. Information about the Library's Equity, Diversity and Social Justice programming is available here: http://libguides.uwb.edu/libraryEDSJteam

 

THE POSITION

The Business Research & Instruction Librarians will liaise with UW Bothell's School of Business. One position will also liaise with the Computing and Software Systems division in UW Bothell's School of Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) and with the Business and Information Technology program at Cascadia College. The other position will liaise with the UW Bothell School of Business' new Economics major (due to launch in Fall 2018) and with the Business and Economics faculty at Cascadia College.

 

The Business Research & Instruction Librarians will be part of a subject librarian team that also provides a full range of information literacy instruction across the general education curriculum, and will collaborate with faculty to integrate instruction into foundational programs and courses such as the first-year experience and introductory college writing.

 

Under the general direction of the Head of Teaching and Learning, the librarians will partner with colleagues within the Library, across the campus, and at the UW Bothell School of Business' off-site Eastside Leadership Center to develop, deliver, and assess in-person and online course-integrated instruction, and will utilize learning technologies and pedagogies in support of student learning. Further information about our teaching and learning program is available at http://guides.lib.uw.edu/bothell/teaching.

 

The UW Bothell School of Business offers undergraduate and graduate degrees on campus and at their Eastside Leadership Center (ELC) located nearby in Bellevue, WA. More information located at https://www.uwb.edu/business and https://www.uwb.edu/business/elc. The UW Bothell School of STEM's Computer Software and Systems division offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees; more information is located at https://www.uwb.edu/css. Cascadia College's Business and Information Technology program offers Associate degrees in Networking Infrastructure Technology and Web Application Programming, and will be launching a Bachelors in Applied Science in Mobile Application Development in Fall 2018.

 

More information located at http://www.cascadia.edu/programs/certificate/.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  • Provides classroom and online instruction for targeted courses within the Library's integrated information literacy program in the general education curriculum, including College 101 and English 102 at Cascadia College, and Discovery Core and Research Writing classes in the first year program at UW Bothell  
  • Working collaboratively, and in consultation with the Head of Collections, will select print and electronic materials for the undergraduate and graduate business and computer science or economics curricula, informed by the larger research collections across the UW Libraries and regional consortia. Includes collaborative tri-campus efforts with counterpart colleagues at UW Seattle and UW Tacoma to meet collection needs for each campus
  • In consultation with the Head of Public Services, will provide assistance for a range of research inquiries in the Library's Information Commons and online through the UW Libraries' email and chat reference services
  • Occasional evening and weekend reference and instruction work will be required
  • Some travel will be required.
  • Librarians are expected to play an active role in planning and assessing library services, and to take responsibility for their professional development in pursuit of promotion and continuing appointment

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  • Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace
  • Demonstrated experience or interest in the provision of instruction services in a college or university setting. Familiarity with information literacy concepts, trends, pedagogies, and assessment

Preferred

  • Experience or demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging instructional technologies and online learning pedagogies in support of hybrid and online instruction
  • Experience or demonstrated knowledge in the provision of reference services to college or university students, in person and online. Strong user centered public service philosophy
  • Experience or demonstrated knowledge in working with students from diverse backgrounds, interests, and abilities who possess a wide range of educational goals
  • Experience or coursework in business, economics, business librarianship, computer science, science and technology librarianship or related fields
  • Ability to work in a team environment where consultation, flexibility, creativity, collaboration, and cooperation are essential. Commitment to continually seeking improvement in services, collections, and facilities
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

 

SALARY

$50,000 minimum. Starting salary commensurate with qualifications and background.

RANK

Position will be at rank of Assistant or Senior Assistant Librarian, depending on qualifications and background.

BENEFITS

Librarians are academic personnel and participate in the University of Washington Retirement Plan on a matching basis. Vacation is accrued at the rate of 26 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 as one, consolidated PDF file to libjobs@uw.edu:

  • Cover letter (addressed to Laura Lillard, Director, Libraries Human Resources). Please include in your cover letter how your qualifications and experience inform your ability to work with diverse students, faculty, and staff. You may also denote if you have a preference between liaising with computer science or economics, in addition to business
  • 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)
  • Teaching Statement: Applicants are also to provide a separate statement of no more than one page addressing their general teaching philosophy and commitment to teaching information literacy
  • Please use "Librarian Application: Business Research & Instruction 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, January 26, 2018.

 

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 libjobs@uw.edu.

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2018 Buchanan Burnham Summer Scholars in Public History, Newport Historical Society, Newport, RI

Lead public tours; assist with programs, exhibits and ongoing initiatives; attend training sessions and workshops; and participate in the daily operations of the Newport Historical Society.

A significant portion of the fellowship also involves a public history project that supports NHS initiatives. The fellowship lasts 11wks, 5/29/18 - 8/10/18 (negotiable). Fellows receive a stipend totaling $5000, paid in equal installments every other week.

Three positions available. Ideal candidates should have public history experience and familiarity with the early history and material culture of New England.

Current graduate students with a background in museum collections, archives, or American History; and students preparing to apply to a graduate program may apply. Applications due 3/1/18.

Send a resume, copies of transcript(s), two letters of recommendation, and a letter stating your reasons for applying, your career goals, your area of interest or a proposed topic for an individual project to:

Buchanan Burnham Fellowship

Newport Historical Society

82 Touro Street Newport, RI 02840; 

ipeters@NewportHistory.org

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Research Fellow, Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library, Winterthur, DE

Winterthur invites scholars, graduate students, artists, and craftspeople to apply to submit applications for the 2018-2019 Research Fellowships! Fellowships include a 4-month postdoctoral fellowship, 1-2 semester dissertation fellowships, and 1-3 month short-term fellowships. Winterthur is once again offering short-term "Maker-Creator" Fellowships. These short-term fellowships are designed for artists, writers, filmmakers, horticulturalists, craftspeople, and others who wish to examine, study, and immerse themselves in Winterthur's vast collections in order to inspire creative and artistic works for general audiences.

Fellows have full access to the library collections, including more than 87,000 volumes and one-half million manuscripts and images, searchable online. Resources for the 17th to the early 20th centuries include printed and rare books, manuscripts, period trade catalogues, auction and exhibition catalogues, printed ephemera, and an extensive reference photograph collection of decorative arts. Fellows may conduct object-based research in the museum's collections, which include 90,000 artifacts and works of art made or used in America to 1860, with a strong emphasis on domestic life.

Winterthur also supports a program of scholarly publications including Winterthur Portfolio: A Journal of American Material Culture.

Fellows may reside in a furnished stone farmhouse on the Winterthur grounds and participate in the lively scholarly community at Winterthur.

Fellowship applications are due January 15, 2018.

For more details and to apply, visit the Research Fellowship web page or email researchapplication@winterthur.org.

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Director of Community Programs, Fairfield Museum, Fairfield, CT

The Fairfield Museum is seeking an energetic, thoughtful, and visionary, part time Director of Community Programs to coordinate, cooperatively plan, and implement a new series of multi-sector, innovative and fun family and adult programs, art installations, and performances that will provide participants meaningful opportunities to delve deeply into their community's identity and take an active role in creating a more inclusive future.

The Director of Community Programs will convene and lead community planning groups; design and develop collaborative programming that gives voice to multiple perspectives; develop and sustain partnerships with regional arts, performance and cultural organizations; and oversee the delivery of programs, lectures, community forums, art installations and performances that advance the Museum's mission to use

Qualifications: The successful candidate will demonstrate broad and successful experience in facilitating and leading collaborative planning; implementing creative, diverse and dynamic indoor and outdoor programming that builds new audiences; experience in developing and sustaining relationships with community groups; have strong connections in the Connecticut and New York arts, education, and social service communities; demonstrate strong organizational skills; and be independently motivated and a strong team player. Bachelors degree and a minimum of 3 years of experience in a related field required.

Mail or email a cover letter and resume detailing relevant work experience by January 26, 2018 to Director of Community Programs Search, Fairfield Museum and History Center, 370 Beach Road, Fairfield, CT 06824.

Email: lreilly@fairfieldhs.org.

No calls please. EOE. Position to begin in March, 2018

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Deputy Director, Museum Experience Group, Plimoth Plantation, Inc, Plymouth, MA

This is an opportunity to work at one of the country's most prestigious living history museums. Operating on a remarkable property overlooking Cape Cod Bay, Plimoth Plantation brings the story of America's early foundation to life for hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. The Deputy Director of the Museum Education Group (MEG) is a senior level position that provides leadership for the Museum's living history exhibits and all MEG programs and activities - both onsite and offsite.

This position is ultimately responsible for translating the Museum's guest-first commitment into engaging living history experiences, dynamic interactions with collections, and captivating interpretations of the history of Mayflower, Plymouth Colony and the Wampanoag homeland. This position functions as a departmental manager, providing budgetary and personnel oversight; is a brand ambassador for Plimoth Plantation in the community, and participates on senior leadership committees. The position is responsible for developing, implementing, and critically assessing all content, training and programming relevant to the guest experience including Museum Theater, scripted scenarios, guided tours, experiential learning workshops, school and public programs, and community outreach efforts. BA/BS is required.

Minimum of ten years experience and verifiable success in management in a busy, fast-paced environment; preferably at a museum, park, educational, or other arts/cultural non-profit organization Excellent planning, organizational, financial and administrative skills essential. Programmatic leadership and demonstrated success in creating educational and entertaining experiences for guests and audiences.

Please send cover letter and resume to: Sue Haverstock shaverstock@plimoth.org. See website for full job description www.plimoth.org.

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Interim Research Services and User Engagement Librarian, Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI

About Roger Williams University:
Roger Williams University, located on the coast of Bristol, RI, is a forward-thinking private university with 45 undergraduate majors and more than a dozen graduate programs spanning the liberal arts and the professions, where students become community-minded citizens through project-based, experiential learning. With small classes, direct access to faculty and boundless opportunities for real-world projects, RWU students develop the ability to think critically while simultaneously building the practical skills that today's employers demand. In the five years since launching its signature Affordable Excellence initiative, the University has established itself as a leader in American higher education by confronting the most pressing issues facing students and families - increasing costs that limit access to college, rising debt and the job readiness of graduates. In addition to its 4,000 undergraduates and 300 graduate students, RWU is home to a thriving School of Continuing Studies based in Providence as well as Rhode Island's only law school.

Roger Williams University is committed to creating and supporting an intellectual community devoted to teaching and learning and providing the opportunity for personal and intellectual growth for students, faculty and staff. The University credits much of its growth and success to the hard work and dedication of its employees.


Job Description:
Reporting to the Dean of University Library Services, the Interim Research Services and User Engagement Librarian is responsible for providing research services, library instruction, marketing of library resources, and serving as a library liaison to several academic majors/departments. This position is a faculty sabbatical replacement for the Spring semester, 2018.

Research Services and User Engagement

  • Continually develop and coordinate among librarians and staff, in-person and online reference and research services in support of student learning.
  • Provide expert user assistance that enables the research of students and faculty.
  • Identify and employ appropriate technologies that enhance the online learning environment and increase awareness of Library resources and services to the campus community.

Library Research Databases

  • Liaise with faculty on the curricular integration and evaluation of online resources for general and subject based research.
  • Ensure access to the library's research databases in collaboration with Electronic Resources Librarian and Electronic Resources Associate.
  • Ensure current and ongoing awareness and use of the library's research databases by all library staff.
  • Identify, investigate and recommend emerging technologies and discovery tools that enhance the user's experience and satisfaction in using online resources for research.
  • Promote the research services and databases of the University Library, working with liaison area faculty to assess the effectiveness of current databases and services and suggest possible new databases and services for consideration.

Liaison Program

  • Actively engage with faculty, students, and staff in assigned subject areas to promote services and collections.
  • Deliver effective instructional sessions and provide alternate learning opportunities such as instructional guides and research consultations.
  • Assess student learning in instruction sessions; use results to improve instruction.
  • Provide assistance and instruction in finding and evaluating information and accessing library resources and services.
  • Respond to reference questions in-person and through e-mail, chat and text services.
  • Provide research consultations for subject or other specialized areas of expertise.
  • Extend services through office hours, embedded librarians, and outreach to specialized groups.
  • Identify materials in relevant formats to serve the teaching, learning and research needs of the university community.
  • Analyze collection usage to better expend funds and maintain the collections. 
  • Identify areas where new online and digital tools can be integrated with teaching, learning, and research.
  • Collaborate in the design, implementation and maintenance of online tools and services. 


Requirements:
Master's degree in Library and/or Information Science from an ALA accredited program.

A minimum of two years' experience instructing students in a formal library instruction program.

Excellent oral and written communications skills.

Requires tact and a strong service attitude to work with students, faculty, and staff in a rapidly changing environment.

Must have thorough knowledge of print and electronic information resources appropriate to the curriculum.


Additional Information:
Roger Williams University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse workforce. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable state and federal law.

For information on our Non-discrimination and Title IX policy, visit: rwu.edu/NDT9


Application Instructions:
Please attach a resume, cover letter, and list of three (3) professional references.

#RWU 

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Fellowships, Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

Atkins Library at UNC Charlotte is accepting applications for our Atkins Fellows summer program. Applications submitted by Friday, February 2 will receive first consideration. These fellowships are designed to give LIS students hands-on experience in an academic library.

The Atkins Fellows program is an eleven-week paid summer fellowship for students at the mid-point of their Library, Archives, or Information Science degree program.  Upcoming and recent graduates are also welcome to apply. The program is designed to provide fellows with a work experience that is focused on professional-level tasks, with high levels of independence and creativity. The five projects proposed for 2018 are in the areas of Archival Collection Management Systems, Assessment and Analytics, Global Engagement, Technology and Digital Media, and Born-Digital University Archives. Fellows will also have the opportunity to attend workshops, job talks, and local conferences, as well as job shadow and participate in library meetings.  Participants in this program will receive a $6,600 stipend, paid at an hourly rate ($15/hour, for eleven weeks of forty hours per week).

More information about the positions and the program can be found here: https://library.uncc.edu/atkinsfellows

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Cataloging Project Manager, LAC Federal, Rockville, MD

LAC Federal is seeking for a Cataloging Project Manager with a background in cataloging rare books. This is for a prestigious federal library on Capitol Hill. This is a long term full time (40 hour a week; Monday-Friday) benefited contract position.

Requirements:
This project requires supporting a full range of cataloging tasks including:

  • Provide high-quality, original catalog records containing appropriate subject and copy-specific information for historic print books in consultation with agency cataloging team.
  • Supplement OCLC records with item-specific information and subject headings and deletes unwanted fields; adds any missing physical description of the work.
  • Enhance the agency's catalog record by, for example, adding publication year to call number; adding publisher as a tracing; verifying all name, series, and subject entries; adding link; adding item record; and printing out and affixing spine label.
  • Follow guidance provided by the conservation experts, carries out basic conservation measures such as boxing or tying book together in cases where the books are in poor physical condition.
  • Advises on initiatives to encourage the use of historical textbooks by a broad scholarly public.
  • Trains and maintains quality control of work done by junior cataloger.
  • Participates in the development of a digital preservation strategy for the agency.



Qualifications:
All applicants must have the following qualifications:

  • LA-accredited MLS or formal coursework or training in rare books, special collections librarianship, and original and copy cataloging.
  • Minimum 10 years' experience in special collections or rare books librarianship, including experience in cataloging historic printed books.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging national cataloging standards, including RDA, MARC, AACR2, and historic book cataloging principles. DCRM(B) experience highly preferred.
  • Experience using OCLC and Sirsi Dynix or comparable ILS.
  • Understanding of preservation and conservation theory and practice.
  • Aptitude for complex, analytical work with attention to detail, demonstrated problem-solving skills, flexibility and creativity.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.


To apply, please visit: https://goo.gl/pqFXgR

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Instructional Designer, Art + Feminism

The Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon seeks an Instructional Designer to support the educational needs of our initiative. 

Art+Feminism (http://www.artandfeminism.org/) is an award winning campaign to improve coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia, and to encourage female editorship.

Wikipedia's gender trouble is well documented. In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors identify as female. Since 2014, over 7,000 people at more than 500 events around the world have participated in Art+Feminism's Edit-a-thons, resulting in the creation and improvement of more than 11,000 articles on Wikipedia. Foreign Policy Magazine named the founders Leading Global Thinkers and the project has received almost $200,000 in grant funding. Art+Feminism has also received coverage from Artforum, The New York Times, The New Yorker, CBC, Canadian Art, and the BBC. The ideal candidate has strong instructional design skills, an interest in feminist and social justice work, and a working knowledge of the Wikipedia community.The Instructional

Designer's responsibilities will include:

  • Revise our editing kit (http://www.artandfeminism.org/editing-kit/), which includes 13 2-5 minute training videos and 2 reusable PowerPoint presentations. Revisions must also be ADA-compliant.- Consult on relevant external training materials to be shared with our community.

The position is grant-funded for up to $2500 and the work would take place from December, 2017 - February, 2018. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to us at info@artandfeminism.org

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Presentation: Have You Incorporated DROs in Your Publications?

Incorporating digital research objects (DROs) as a key component of the scholarly record requires a challenging framework and shared responsibilities among all stakeholders. Join us on December 12 to hear about Digital Research Objects (DROs) the latest changes in scholarly publishing.


What Will Our Presenters Cover?
How research objects are enriching scientific scholarship, and how they can be incorporated as part of the scholarly record. The impact of digital research objects on citation, and how metadata fields can be added to include discoverable research objects that are tied to the scholarly record. How librarians, publishers, and technology solutions can facilitate change, and the needed requirements.

To review the entire agenda and presenters for Incorporating Research Objects in Scholarship: Greater Discoverability, Access and Use and to register, please visit http://bit.ly/2jdcPXB.

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Call for Papers: Human-Computer Interaction International Conference, Las Vegas, NV

This year's Human-Computer Interaction International Conference offers the possibility to submit a paper for the parallel session about: Fitness, Health, and Wearables. Activity Trackers in the Everyday Life. This session will be one of the parallel sessions of the 10th International Conference on Social Computing and Social Media.

If you would like to submit an abstract please don't hesitate to contact: aylin.ilhan[@]hhu.de

The accepted submissions will be published in Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS http://2018.hci.international/proceedings).

Important deadlines

  • Friday, 29 December 2017: Abstract (800 words) through the CMS, for the review process
  • Friday, 09 January 2018: Notification of review outcome
  • Friday, 9 February 2018: Submission through the CMS of the camera-ready version (full papers, typically 12 pages but no less than 10 and no more than 20 pages) of all papers

IMPORTANT NOTE: For paper presentation at the Conference and publication in the Proceedings, a unique registration of one (co-)author per paper is required by Friday, 9 February 2018. Individuals may appear as co-authors in several papers/posters, but multiple registrations per author/participant and multiple submissions of single-authored papers/posters cannot be accepted.

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Development Intern, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA

Description
Position Title: Development Intern 
Department: Development
Reports to: Prospect Research Manager
Type of Position: Unpaid internship, part-time


The Development Intern will gain insight into the inner workings of a fast paced fundraising team. This internship is an ideal opportunity to learn about giving to the arts/cultural sphere as well as how to utilize Raiser's Edge, the top development database used among non-profit organizations. Additionally, s/he will provide assistance on projects related to individual donors as well as foundations and corporations, which will include helping with high-level donor events. 


Responsibilities:

  • Assist with special event invitations, solicitations, and fulfillment mailings
  • Maintain database donor records in Raiser's Edge through proactive research and data entry
  • Index and upload key development correspondence
  • Assist at museum special events, when needed
  • Other administrative duties as assigned


Requirements

  • Interest and enthusiasm to learn about fundraising
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to handle confidential material with discretion
  • Excellent writing and interpersonal skills
  • Able to take initiative on projects and participate as part of a creative and energetic development team
  • Adept at learning and using technology
  • Able to commit to a regular work schedule
  • Skilled in multitasking and able to work independently on projects
  • Sense of humor and flexibility are essential

Visit https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Details/18292 to apply.

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Call for Papers: Non-textual Pedagogies

CALL FOR PAPERS

A SPECIAL ISSUE OF EDUCATION FOR INFORMATION ON

Non-textual pedagogies: Learning beyond words

https://www.iospress.nl/journal/education-for-information/

Help spread the word!

In recent years, researchers and practitioners in the information and communication disciplines have begun to recognize forms of knowledge that go beyond the textual. Concomitantly, new approaches and methodologies to pedagogy have emerged, such as embodied, arts-informed, design thinking, practice-led, experience-based and productive teaching and learning. As such, there is an opportunity to continue incorporating these developments into education for the information professions. Building on the 2016 special issue of Education for Information on innovative pedagogies in LIS (volume 32, issue 1), we invite broad-ranging considerations of questions around educating future information professionals beyond the use of texts. With this in mind, Education for Information is seeking articles for a special issue on Non-Textual Pedagogies to be published in fall/winter 2018.

We welcome both conceptual and empirical papers (approximately 6,000 words) as well as shorter discussions of pedagogical innovations and applied practice (approximately 1,500 words). Submissions should be original works not previously published nor undergoing review for publication in another journal at the time of submission.

The scope of this special issue includes:

  • Explorations of pedagogies that go beyond traditional textual and verbal approaches in information studies and other fields (including but not limited to embodied, arts-informed, design thinking, practice-led, experience-based, productive teaching and more)
  • Perspectives of teachers, learners, administration, staff, practitioners and more from anywhere in the world
  • Techniques and research on using modalities beyond the visual to teach information studies content
  • Theoretical and methodological approaches to pedagogy and curriculum design that are underrepresented in the information studies literature
  • Discussions of institutional support and student reception of such pedagogical approaches
  • Evidence of the effects of non-textual pedagogical approaches after graduation
  • Reflections on the impact and effectiveness of nontraditional pedagogies
  • Thoughtful use of new technologies for non-textual teaching and learning
  • Uses of "old" technologies, both innovative and tried-and-true, for non-textual teaching and learning
  • Intersections between course content and other department/institution offerings (reading groups, research centers, seminar series, organizations, institutes and more)

This special issue is co-edited by Kiersten F. Latham (Kent State University, USA) and Tim Gorichanaz (Drexel University, USA). Questions, comments and inquiries can be directed to either Kiersten (kflatham@kent.edu) or Tim (gorichanaz@drexel.edu).

Style guidelines for Education for Information are available here: http://www.iospress.nl/journal/education-for-information/?tab=submission-of-manuscripts

Submissions are due May 15, 2018. They can be submitted via email to either Kiersten (kflatham@kent.edu) or Tim (gorichanaz@drexel.edu. Submissions will be blind peer-reviewed.

Founded in 1983, Education for information (EFI) is a quarterly refereed academic journal publishing research articles on issues related to the teaching and learning of information scientists and professionals for an information society. EFI welcomes a broad perspective on issues related to pedagogy and learning in the information and communication disciplines (ICD) such as Library and Information Science, Communication and Media studies, Journalism, Archival studies, Museum studies, Psychology, Cognitive science and Digital Humanities.

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Reference Librarians, Springfield City Library, Springfield, MA

The Springfield City Library seeks applications to work at our forward looking public library as a Reference Librarian. Due to a promotion, we have two part-time Reference Librarian openings. One has a YA focus, while the other has an adult focus. Please view the attached flyer to learn more about working and living in Springfield and apply by December 12, 2017.

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. Our library has been recognized with three Urban Library Council Innovation awards and is part of the American Library Association's Libraries Transforming Communities cohort.

One Reference Librarian position is based at our Forest Park Branch Library, with a focus on information service for all ages and on programming for adults. The other is based at our East Forest Park Branch, with a focus on information service for all ages and on programming for teens. People hired for these posts will also do some collection maintenance and outreach. The annual salary is $23,033.40 for a 18.5 hour/week schedule. Be sure to upload a compelling cover letter when you apply.

Further job details and application are available here:

Forest Park:  http://bit.ly/PTREFEFP1217   

East Forest Park: http://bit.ly/PTREFEFP1217  

Or, go to the City's website, click on Employment Opportunities, and look for Reference Librarian.

Candidates should have a Bachelor's degree and an ALA-accredited MLS and some experience in a library setting. MLS candidates may be considered, at a pay rate of $19,131.32 until the degree is completed. Excellent customer service orientation is needed, and a "turned outward" approach to community engagement is ideal.

Desirable: Experience in creating lively programs and bilingual abilities (English and Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese or other).

Springfield, Massachusetts: We are Innovative, Affordable, Cultured, Green, and Accessible. It's an attractive place to earn, learn, live, and raise a family. Take a look!

Consider joining our team! Apply for our Reference Librarian position by December 12, 2017.

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

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Maker Space Coordinator, Haiti Projects, Sainton, Fond des Blancs, Haiti

Position: Maker Space Coordinator

Location: Sainton, Fond des Blancs, Haiti

Hours: Varied hours, some evenings and week-ends

Begins: Immediately

 

Mission:

Haiti Projects is a 501(C)(3) corporation with focused initiatives to empower women of rural Haiti toward self-sufficiency. We provide access to jobs at fair trade wages, education, health care, and avenues for building sustainable community. Haiti Projects is located in the town of Fond des Blancs.  We are currently the second largest employer in a region of Haiti where over 60,000 people live with no electricity or public services.

 

Function: Haiti Projects seeks an individual who is creative and excited about the prospect of being part of a visionary model for our Library working as a Maker Space Coordinator. The Maker Space Coordinator will be responsible for developing innovative maker programming, training and supervising Maker Space staff and maintaining the Maker Space activity area.

 

Principal Responsibilities:

  1. Coordinate all aspects of Maker Space programming including curriculum development, program implementation and basic day-to-day operations of the space.
  2. Collaborate with local and international partners to meet deliverables associated with maker projects such as peer-to-peer learning and peer-mentor worldwide networking
  3. Supervise, train and schedule Maker Space staff to assist in the facilitation of programs.
  4. Assist in maintaining budgets, reports and statistics that correspond to the Maker Space
  5. Research, develop culturally relevant, innovative, and self-sustained maker projects that provide economic opportunities for the region
  6.  Maintain all Maker Space materials, tools and equipment including hardware and software.
  7. Assist in other duties as needed. 

Qualifications

Education: B.A. or equivalent degree in appropriate field.

Experience: One to two years' experience conducting creative hands-on activities using hand tools, electronics, computer software/hardware and other various technologies.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience working internationally is preferred
  • Ability to communicate in or a willingness to learn French and/or Haitian Creole
  • Familiar with teaching strategies in informal and formal settings that support creative engaged learning for all.
  • Demonstrable experience in working with teams with the ability to harness team creativity and translate into effective programming.
  • Strong communications skills with the ability to express ideas clearly both in written and oral communications and capacity to use social media.
  • Interest/abilities in physical computing, open source hardware and software, video and audio production, and desktop fabrication.
  • Ability to work evenings/weekends
    • Ability and willingness to participate in events outside the workday schedule
    • Must be available to work evenings and weekends

 

Compensation: This is a stipend position commensurate with experience.

Qualified candidates should submit cover letter and resume with subject line "Maker Space Coordinator" to ferry@haitiprojects.org.

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Community Library Coordinator, Haiti Projects, Sainton, Fond des Blancs, Haiti

Position: Community Library Coordinator

Location: Sainton, Fond des Blancs, Haiti

Hours: Varied hours, some evenings and week-ends

Begins: Immediately

 

Mission:

Haiti Projects is a 501(C)(3) corporation with focused initiatives to empower women of rural Haiti toward self-sufficiency. We provide access to jobs at fair trade wages, education, health care, and avenues for building sustainable community. Haiti Projects is located in the town of Fond des Blancs. We are currently the second largest employer in a region of Haiti where over 60,000 people live with no electricity or public services.

 

Responsibilities:

Operations

  • Manage library operations
  • Develop relevant operating procedures and protocols
  • Ensure library has all materials and supplies necessary to function
  • Ensure sound financial management
  • Prepare budgets for activities and programs and adhere to HP financial protocols
  • Document all revenues
  • Develop creative ways to increase revenues

Programs

  • Develop ongoing programs and short term activities in coordination with the needs of the community and school partners
  • Work with library staff to ensure successful execution of programs and activities
  • Identify metrics to measure impact and reach of programs and activities
  • Suggest ways to improve client services and satisfaction

Supervision

  • Supervise the library staff in the execution of their tasks
  • Provide training for staff as needed
  • Conduct yearly performance reviews (or more frequently if necessary)
  • Participate in recruitment of new staff and volunteers

Community Engagement

  • Develop a community outreach strategy to maximize the potential of the library
  • Form relationships with schools, community leaders, and libraries/educational institutions at the local and national levels
  • Restore and manage the local library board

Reporting

  • Prepare and submit a monthly report with relevant statistics
  • Analyze statistics to dictate strategies to ensure the library is serving diverse populations
  • Participate in the weekly staff meetings

 Other

  • Assist with other relevant tasks 

 

Desired Skills:

  • Previous experience in a developing country or low-resource setting is highly desirable
  • High level of intercultural competency required, knowledge of Haiti and Haitian culture highly desirable
  • Exceptional ability to integrate new processes
  • Resourceful with strong interpersonal skills and management skills
  • Experience in library administration
  • Ability to work evenings/weekends
  • Ability and willingness to participate in events outside the workday schedule
  • Must be available to work evenings and weekends

 

Compensation: This is a stipend position commensurate with experience.

Qualified candidates should submit cover letter and resume with subject line "Community Library Coordinator" to ferry@haitiprojects.org.

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Lillian Marrero Scholarship

The Lillian Marrero Scholarship Award was established in 2010 to encourage library science students who are committed to serving the Latino community by providing financial assistance, and to help recruit and nurture more diverse and multilingual library staffs. The scholarship is named in honor of the late Lillian Marrero, a librarian of the Free Library of Philadelphia, for her excellent service to underprivileged communities, as well as for her outstanding commitment to representing, recruiting for, and promoting the REFORMA Northeast Chapter and its missions. A mural portraits her dedicated work to the Latino community in "El Centro de Oro."

Purpose of Award:


The Lillian Marrero Scholarship Award was established to encourage library science students who are committed to serving the Latino community by providing financial assistance, and to help recruit and nurture more diverse and multilingual library staffs.

Criteria for Award:
 

  • Candidates must be currently enrolled (either full-time or part-time) in an accredited graduate library school (MLS or Ph.D.) program and provide proof of enrollment.
  • Candidates must be a current, active member of the REFORMA Northeast Chapter. (Active status is determined by participation in RNE meetings, events, and/or committees.)
  • Candidates should demonstrate an understanding of and desire to serve the Spanish-speaking community.
  • Candidates must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States. The scholarships are not restricted by age, gender/gender orientation, creed, national origin, sexual preference/orientation, or minority group association/membership.

 
Award Guidelines:
 

  • Applications may be submitted from Monday, January 1, 2018 through Sunday, April 1, 2018.
  • The RNE Chapter Scholarship Award Committee makes the formal award selection. All candidates shall submit their applications by the deadline to the Committee, which will review applications and make its selection known to the Chapter's Executive Board.
  • RNE Scholarship Award Committee members are not eligible for the award during their committee service.
  • The Lillian Marrero Scholarship Award is to be given annually to one candidate. If no suitable candidates apply, the award is not given.
  • Applicants for the Lillian Marrero Scholarship Award will be notified of the Committee's decision on April 15, 2018. The Award winner will receive $1,000 in two disbursements. The first disbursement of $500 will be made at or following the 2018 Joint Mini-Conference (TBA). The second $500 disbursement is contingent upon continued RNE Chapter participation: the Award winner will need to attend at least one RNE meeting or event within 12 months of the award, and participate in one (or more) RNE Chapter committees, excluding the Scholarship Committee. (Attendance and participation may take place either in person and/or virtually.) If the recipient is unable to use the award within the next academic year, he or she must return the award to the Chapter.

 
For more information on the scholarship, including how to apply, please click on the links below. Completed materials should be emailed to: Louis Muñoz, RNE Scholarship Committee Chair, at louismunoz@yahoo.com; please write " 2018 RNE Scholarship Application for [Name] in the Subject line. (Applications and related materials may also be sent via mail per the information on the Scholarship's information page.)



For more information on the scholarship, including how to apply, please click on the links below:



Completed materials should be mailed electronically to:
Louis Muñoz, RNE Scholarship Committe Chair, at louismunoz@yahoo.com

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Head, Access and Resource Sharing, George A. Smathers Libraries, Gainesville, FL

 POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Head, Access and Resource Sharing

Assistant-In or Associate-In

 

The George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, seeks a collaborative, innovative and user-oriented librarian to lead the Access and Resource Sharing Department. The Head of Access and Resource Sharing Department is a key member of the Libraries' leadership team. The Head supports the teaching and research goals of University of Florida faculty, students, and staff, by facilitating access to resources in circulating collections, and through interlibrary loan and document delivery services, print and electronic course reserves, and consortial resource sharing partnerships. 

 

Reporting to the Dean of University Libraries, the Head of the Access and Resource Sharing Department is a year-around (12 month) non-tenure track library faculty position that provides leadership, strategic vision and direction for establishing circulation and resource sharing policies and procedures. The Head leads the department in the development, coordination, and training for effective customer service competencies that advance user access to information resources.

 

The Head has direct responsibility for fostering and standardizing policies and procedures related to circulation, borrowing privileges, interlibrary loan, document delivery, and course reserves in the Smathers Libraries. The position leads the implementation of services that promote access to information resources and cultivating user experience. In this role, the Head collaborates with library colleagues to support collection building and resource access through patron driven acquisitions enterprises as well as coordinates the Libraries' involvement in various national and regional consortia resource sharing programs. 

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

 

The search will remain open until January 4, 2018, and applications will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

 

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

 

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

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Online Learning Librarian, Loyola Notre Dame Library, Baltimore, MD

Online Learning Librarian

The Loyola ▪ Notre Dame Library seeks a dynamic, innovative, and experienced librarian to join our Access, Research and Learning Department. The Online Learning Librarian will provide leadership and direct the creation, implementation, and assessment of online learning services and programs.

The successful candidate will communicate effectively and work collaboratively with other units in the library and on campus to build, position, and assess online tutorials and embed library materials into courses to support the information needs of a diverse population of undergraduates, graduates, and faculty at Loyola University Marylandand Notre Dame of Maryland University

Position Responsibilities: 

  • Create and implement an innovative and effective program of online instruction including the development and assessment of a broad range of accessible teaching and learning objects including but not limited to web-based tutorials, instructional videos, research guides, and web sites fully integrating e-learning into the course management system and the curricula that support research and learning for faculty, students and staff of the LNDL community.
  • Proactively seek faculty partners to promote and integrate information and digital literacy instruction into academic programs. 
  • Provide library research instruction to on campus and off-site students incorporating active learning into both in-person and online experiences.
  • Work closely with other units on the two campuses (Loyola University of Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University), to provide services to students, including technology services and online program support, to integrate library materials with course management software.
  • Investigate and implement enhancements to services for distance students.
  • Provide general reference service (some evenings and weekends required).
  • Perform liaison duties to promote services and resources to faculty.
  • Participate in other departmental and library-wide initiatives.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Master's in Library/Information Science;
  • Two or more years of instruction experience;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current trends and issues in online education;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of online course management software and video conferencing software;
  • Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Demonstrated leadership skills;
  • Ability to work creatively and effectively both individually and collaboratively;
  • Ability to thrive in a changing work environment and demonstrated commitment to professional development.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of or grounding in online learning theory;
  • Working knowledge of tutorial software (Captivate, Camtasia);
  • Coursework or degree in instructional technology design;
  • Working knowledge of open-source technologies, web design, or instructional design;
  • Familiarity with tools and standards for creating accessible online learning objects;
  • Familiarity with copyright law and "fair use" guidelines.

 

About the Library:

The Loyola Notre Dame Library, located in northern Baltimore City, is a member of the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions and serves Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. The library serves as an integral part of the campuses by providing information services and resources to support the academic programs and educational concerns of the two institutions. Loyola University Maryland, a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, is recognized for excellence in teaching and learning. Notre Dame of Maryland University is a leader in the education of women and non-traditional students. The Library serves a student population of 6,160 FTE.

The Library offers an excellent benefit package that includes medical, access to dental, life, disability insurance, and TIAA‐CREF retirement. Librarians also receive support for professional development. Successful candidates will be subject to a pre‐employment background check.

 

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

 

Application Procedures: Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Please submit electronically a resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) work-related references with "Online Learning Librarian" in the subject line to Lorena Dion, Administrative Operations Coordinator:ldion@loyola.edu.

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Library Office Assistant, Dana Hall School, Wellesley, MA

LIBRARY OFFICE ASSISTANT

Dana Hall School seeks candidates for the position of Library Office Assistant. Successful candidates will be creative, curious, and detail-oriented with strong organizational, communication, and accurate record-keeping skills, as well as have a strong work ethic and an ability to effectively work and multi-task in an active school environment. Candidates should be comfortable with rapidly changing technologies and have experience working with young people.

 

The individual in this position will be accountable for:

  • Assisting the library staff to support the smooth operation of the library and its programs
  • Supervising students visiting the library and offering support and guidance to them, as necessary
  • Supervising on-duty student employees
  • Coordinating the donation program
  • Maintaining and creating displays
  • Maintaining and replenishing office, printer, and library processing supplies

This a part-time position during the academic year from January 4, 2018 through June 14, and resuming in late August of 2018. The Library Office Assistant will work 14 hours per week on Monday and Wednesday evenings when school is in session from 2:15 to 9:45 p.m. and alternating Sunday evenings from from 12:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Several additional shifts for professional development, training, school events, and holidays are anticipated. The Library Assistant reports to the Library Director.

 

Candidates should have administrative experience, excellent interpersonal skills, an ability to work collaboratively and independently, as well as enjoy reading and working with adolescent girls. Work experience in a school or library environment is preferred. Other requirements include a Bachelor's degree, proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Apps, as well as experience using Apple products and social media applications. Candidates must be able to remain seated for extended periods of time, as well as lift and move product up to 60 lbs. 

 

Dana Hall seeks candidates who will contribute to and are committed to diversity and multicultural educational practices.

 

Candidates may apply through the school website: http://www.danahall.org/about-us/Job_Opportunities/index.aspx

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Curatorial Internship, DeCordova Sculpture Park & Museum, Lincoln, MA

Curatorial Interns at deCordova engage in a wide variety of tasks and responsibilities as they participate in the day-to-day operations of a contemporary art museum and sculpture park. Interns work closely with staff curators and the registrar, and help with exhibition preparations, update collection files, maintain records, organize daily office operations, and conduct art historical research related to exhibitions and the permanent collection. Interns are integral to the success of the curatorial department and as such, they are fully integrated into the work environment. Interns observe and participate in a variety of department and inter-department brainstorming and organization meetings and learn the structural, strategic, and operational decisions at play in a contemporary art institution. Specific responsibilities for Spring 2018 (January 01-May 31, actual dates TBD) will tentatively include, but are not limited to, work on research, logistical planning, and implementation assistance for current and upcoming exhibitions; conducting a variety of research pertaining to works in the permanent collection; work on upcoming Sculpture Park installations and related projects, and any administrative assistance required in the department.

Qualifications
The curatorial staff at deCordova seeks a self-motivated art history graduate student or upper level undergraduate with specific interest in contemporary art and future career goals to work as a curator in a contemporary art museum. Applicants should have strong organizational abilities and computer skills, including literacy in Microsoft Office and Adobe. Prospective applicants should be aware that the Curatorial Internship is an unpaid, volunteer position. Because public transportation does not service deCordova and interns help with errand running, a car is a must. The Curatorial Intern must commit to a minimum of two, eight-hour days per week for the agreed upon duration of the internship, which typically lasts four months. The Intern may occasionally be asked to assist with programs occurring on Thursday evenings and Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

Application Instructions: Interested individuals should send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample (between 5-15 pages) by email to Scout Hutchinson (shutchinson@decordova.org) by December 10. For general information about deCordova, upcoming programming and exhibitions, and future events please visit www.decordova.org.

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Library Director, Killingworth Library Association, Killingworth, CT

Job Posting for Library Director Position

Killingworth Library Association is seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic and experienced library leader with a strong commitment to working with staff and volunteers to provide outstanding library support and services to our patrons and the community. The ideal candidate will be a unique blend of administrator, communicator, visionary, team builder and patron supporter.

Position Overview: Plan, organize, and administer the comprehensive operations of a friendly, relaxed community library with a unique history of volunteer involvement, community support and town cooperation. The Library Director reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for daily management of the library, which involves coordinating and supervising day-to-day operations of the building, materials, library staff and volunteers.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead by example in promoting a friendly, welcoming, patron-first culture.
  • Administer personnel policies and patron service standards, including but not limited to: recruitment, supervision, evaluation, scheduling and training of staff and volunteers.
  • Oversee maintenance of library building, equipment and facilities.
  • Schedule and lead monthly staff meetings with full and part-time staff to encourage input and identify areas for improvement.
  • Attend monthly meetings with library Board of Directors.
  • Administer adopted Library budget and work with treasurer to account for funds spent. Collaborate with finance committee on annual budget development.
  • Administer, supervise, and perform library tasks to provide valued adult, children's, and circulation services, as well as events, display case and facilities management.
  • Confer with the library's Board of Directors as needed on policies, programs and long-range planning.
  • Work with staff (and confer with staff responsible for interlibrary loan activities) to develop, maintain and expand collection of materials, programs and services. Evaluate collection for balance and comprehensiveness. Review professional journals and other sources.  
  • Assess interests, needs, and expectations of the community by talking with patrons, assisting them, and spending some time staffing the circulation desk.
  • Collaborate with assistant library director and designated board member to ensure a strong online and social media presence.
  • Develop and/or approve displays and special functions to extend library services and facilities to the community.
  • Prepare narrative and statistical reports for the State Library and Library Board upon request.
  • Participate in professional library organizations, conferences and workshops to remain current on developments in library science, administration, and training.


This is a full-time, 40-hour per week position with competitive benefits. Salary range is $60,000 - $67,000. Submit letter of interest, resume to: Alison Karam, President, Killingworth Library Assn., P.O. Box 725, Killingworth, CT 06419. Position will remain open until filled.

Qualifications: Degree in library services (MLS preferred), with a minimum of five years in public library work, experience supervising staff and overseeing library operations, or any equivalent combination of education and training.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills and Ability: Ability to plan, organize and implement library services and facility management. Ability to hire, manage, schedule and train professional staff and desk volunteers. Superior communication, interpersonal and team building skills. Fiscally responsible. Knowledge of present public library trends and technologies. Proficiency with computers, automated library systems, internet and digital communications. Ability to interpret user needs to provide valued support and information. Ability to interact courteously with staff, volunteers, and general public and maintain good will.

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Library Assistant, Brooks School, North Andover, MA

Available Position

Part-time Library Assistant

The part-time library assistant works 16 hours a week during the academic year (30 weeks.) Hours will include a combination of morning, day, and evening hours. This position supports the Library Director and assists students, faculty, staff and community members with all library services including circulation, basic reference, and technology support.

Essential Functions  

  • Assist students/faculty/others with checking items in and out as well as helping locate resources in online catalog, library databases, and web products.
  • Assist patrons with and troubleshoot, as needed, all library equipment and applications
  • Receive and process new materials
  • Shelving of materials
  • Help create material lists for research guides
  • Create and rotate library displays
  • Other clerical and library duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Candidate must have a Bachelor's degree and proven library work experience as wells as comfort working with computers, mobile devices, social media and applications. The Library Assistant must genuinely enjoy working with high school aged students and be comfortable working alone.  Knowledge of automated library systems, the Dewey Decimal System, and library research guides is required. Candidate must have means of transportation. The school is not near mass transit.

Physical Qualifications

The Library Assistant must have the following physical qualifications:

  • Ability to sit at circulation desk for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to use keyboard for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to regularly move throughout large building.
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds.

 

To Apply

This is a non-benefitted staff position. Hourly wage is $14. Please submit cover letter and resume by December 15th to Library Director Ann Massoth at amassoth@brooksschool.org

No phone calls.

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Library Director, Barrington Public Library, Barrington, NH

The Barrington (NH) Public Library Board of Trustees is currently seeking a dynamic, innovative and dedicated Library Director to lead a heavily used community resource into the future. 

 

Appointed by an elected Board of seven Library Trustees and under its general direction, the Library Director has overall administrative responsibility for the provision of public library services. The position requires independent judgment, initiative and decision-making, as well as frequent interaction with the community, town officials and senior staff, local groups and organizations.

 

The Library Director administers, develops, plans and/or oversees all aspects of library operations, including personnel selection, supervision and performance evaluations of a staff of seven plus volunteers; budgeting and expenditures; collection development and maintenance; materials processing; building and grounds maintenance; automation and the use of appropriate technology; programming; marketing; policies, plans and procedures; reports and presentations; and community and vendor relations.  The Director will also be working closely with library trustees on implementing the library's Long Range Plan, which includes a new library construction project.

 

The successful candidate will serve as an ambassador within the community, advocating and promoting the library's mission by demonstrating enthusiasm, creativity, and an understanding and respect for the needs, interests and demands of the community.  S/he must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills; a thorough working knowledge of modern library policies, practices, technologies and trends; and strong people and task management skills.

 

With a population approaching 9,000, Barrington is situated approximately 70 miles north of Boston, MA, and is within 40 minutes of both Concord and Manchester, NH, 20 minutes west of Portsmouth and is adjacent to the UNH Durham campus.  Residents enjoy the town's rural character, with actively managed conservation properties and a myriad of hiking trails, In addition, the town has a robust Recreation Department that offers a wide range of activities for all ages.

 

The position requires a Master's degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university and at least five (5) years of progressively responsible library experience, and at least three (3) years of supervisory experience, preferably in a public library setting.  This is a full-time (40 hours/week), exempt position, and includes regular evening meetings and occasional weekend hours. The library offers a competitive salary range ($51,396 - 63,294) as well as a town benefits package. Starting salary will be dependent upon the candidate's level of experience and qualifications.

 

A complete job description can be found at http://www.barringtonlibrary.com/extra8.asp. Applicants seeking consideration should submit a statement of their interest and qualifications, resume and three professional references to Lindsey Maziarz, Search Committee Chair, at barringtonplsearch@gmail.com. NO DROP-IN OR PAPER APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED. Applications received by December 20, 2017 will be given priority consideration. Position will remain open until filled. 

The Barrington Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Research Manager, Holland & Knight, New York, NY

Holland & Knight is a global law firm with more than 1,200 lawyers and other professionals in 27 offices throughout the world. Our lawyers provide representation in litigation, business, real estate and governmental law. Interdisciplinary practice groups and industry-based teams provide clients with access to attorneys throughout the firm.

 

Holland & Knight is seeking an experienced Research Manager to join our national team. This position is located in our New York, NY office. Responsibilities include managing all aspects of research services for the firm, including legal and business research, training and instruction of efficient research techniques and budget management. The Research Manager is expected to perform outreach, as well as be comfortable with emerging technologies and is responsible for improving access to online materials and providing training for such resources. This role requires candidates to have a progressive approach to Library and Information Science, demonstrate initiative and work as part of a collaborative team on firm-wide issues and projects.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Working within the team to perform a wide variety of legal and non-legal research projects for lawyers, clients, and staff in multiple offices
  • Explain and assist in use of databases and print materials; provide group and individual instruction on research techniques
  • Ability to adapt and apply new technologies and workflows
  • Administer the firm's resources to ensure the content is easy to use and accessible
  • Process invoices for payment and monitor expenditures against budget targets
  • Identify collection strengths and weaknesses; target titles for cancellation; interface with attorneys to align collection with current and future needs
  • Coordinate activities with the national research team as well as participate in enhancing research services/firm technologies
  • Provide and implement current awareness services, particularly within the firm's industry sector groups
  • Record and report research projects and time spent utilizing firm billing software and reference request database
  • Commitment to strong service values with an ability to exhibit sound professional judgment, discretion and diplomacy
  • Ability to supervise third-party filing service contractors
  • Special projects and additional duties as assigned     

Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of legal research experience required, preferably in a law firm setting
  • Strong MS Office skills, particularly Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Fundamental understanding of legal concepts
  • Expert research and database skills, including proficiency with Lexis, Westlaw, Lex Machina, Securities Mosaic, Cheetah, RIA Checkpoint, Research Monitor, Quest, HeinOnline and others
  • Basic troubleshooting skills with common IT issues involving access to databases and online content
  • Team-focused yet independently motivated for the good of the team and firm
  • Interest in working in a fast-paced environment while balancing multiple projects simultaneously        

Minimum Education:

  • Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school  

Holland and Knight is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, protected veteran or any other protected class.

 

Interested applicants should apply here: https://hklaw.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/Holland_Knight/job/New-York/Library-Manager_R1306

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Archivist, Waltham Public Library, Waltham, MA

Work in a busy, team-oriented MLN member library serving a diverse, urban community with an excellent collection print, audio-visual and online resources of approximately 200,000 items.

Qualifications include: Master's Degree in Library Science; minimum 6 months of library experience, preferably in a public library reference department; superior customer service skills; ability to perform under pressure; thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of library work; ability to work with library staff and a diverse general public in a tactful and courteous manner, comfort and confidence in all matters of technology; excellent organizational abilities; strong oral and written communication abilities. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Must pass a pre-employment physical with drug and alcohol screening, a Criminal Offenders Record Information (CORI) and a background check. Full description available at Human Resources Department.

Duties include: Working as a member of a busy, team-oriented reference department, this position has the responsibility for local history and genealogy, including facilitation of patron access and maintenance of the collection. Provides assistance in locating information via all print and electronic resources in person and on the telephone. Assists patrons in troubleshooting personal computers, library OPACs and various other types of electronic equipment. Provides readers' advisory service and technology workshops; Contributes to collection development; Responds to patrons' questions and concerns. Interprets and enforces library policies. Refers patrons to other departments and institutions as appropriate. Also included are statistical and budget report production; and collaborating with other library departments. Some supervision of library assistants, pages or interns may also be included.

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

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

Starting salary: $31.94 per hour, pro-rated paid time off; no health or retirement benefits

Deadline to apply: Open until filled with preference given to applications received completely by January 5, 2018

Qualified candidates should submit, preferably in one complete pdf file:

Mary Gullotti

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

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Assistant Positions, Massachusetts Center for the Book, Boston, MA

The Massachusetts Center for the Book seeks applications from Simmons LIS students to fill two positions for the Spring term. Each is for 10 hours per week position, compensated at $15 per hour. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Employment will begin as soon as possible or, at latest, at the beginning of the Spring academic term.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS ASSISTANT. The assistant will participate in the planning and execution of public programs of the Center, including the annual Massachusetts Book Awards and Letters About Literature initiatives. S/he also will manage the statewide calendar of events and investigate further development of this service for Massachusetts libraries.

DIGITAL INITIATIVES/CULTURAL HERITAGE ASSISTANT. The assistant will develop new online trails and tours in cooperation with Center staff and/or libraries throughout Massachusetts. S/he also will create a compelling and seamless link between the Center website and its trails/tours app (Mass Book Trails), and evaluate current and future features at/for the Center website.

Both candidates should be well-versed in Microsoft Office Suite so that administrative tasks can be completely efficiently and effectively. WordPress familiarity is essential in both positions. The Center is looking for self-starters who can work independently but who will seek advice and guidance so as to ensure that  the Center's priorities and goals are forwarded in all they do.

The two assistants will share office space/computers in Palace Road and will, from time to time, assist one another as deadlines loom. Each will report to the Executive Director of the Center and may, in addition, be overseen by other Center staff. Team players with flexibility and good humor are highly desired.

The Massachusetts Center for the Book is chartered as the Commonwealth affiliate of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. It is charged with developing, supporting, and promoting cultural programming to advance the cause of books and reading and to enhance the outreach potential of Massachusetts public libraries. You can read more about it at http://massbook.org

Interested candidates should forward a resume (include three references) and cover letter to Sharon Shaloo, Executive Director, Massachusetts Center for the Book, indicating which position is sought: shaloo@massbook.org

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Interviews (in person or virtual) will be offered on a rolling basis as well.

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Law Librarian, Daley Center, Cook County, IL

Job Summary

Under the general supervision of the Executive Law Librarian, assumes the role of Head of Patron Services. Develops, supervises, and manages the operations, services, and personnel for patron services in a multi-branch library system. Ensures that legal reference and access services are provided to lawyers, judges, self-represented litigants, and the public.  Works the patron services desk including reference and access services.  Participates in Law Library personnel and human resources management.  Assists Law Library Administration in formulating and enforcing library-wide policies and procedures. Provides research instruction to Law Library users and staff. Conducts Law Library outreach and coordinates educational events. Participates on the Law Library management and collection development teams. Occasionally assists in other library service areas and at branches. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Graduation with a Master's Degree in Library Science and/or Information Science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association IS REQUIRED (Must provide original college/university transcript at time of interview)*.
  • Three (3) years of professional library experience as a Reference Librarian in a law library IS REQUIRED.
  • Full-time supervisory level experience in a law library IS REQUIRED.
  • Valid driver's license IS REQUIRED (Must provide original  at time of interview)*.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Graduation from an accredited School of Law with a Juris Doctorate degree IS PREFERRED.
NOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS

Extensive knowledge of library operations including an understanding of library practices, trends, integrated library systems, and emerging technologies. Thorough knowledge of basic and advanced legal research sources and techniques using print and electronic sources.Thorough knowledge of government documents including Federal, State and local documents.Skill utilizing technologies and electronic communication including Microsoft Office; LexisAdvance; Westlaw; Hein Online; web-based research; and integrated library systems. Skill teaching and providing classroom-style professional presentations regarding legal research or law-related topics. Skill in the selection of materials in print, electronic, and digital formats to maintain a comprehensive and current collection in a public law library. Ability to develop/train library staff as well as professional and non-professional public services staff. Ability to work independently and function in a collegial, teamwork-oriented environment which emphasizes customer service and delivery of exemplary library services. Ability to develop, coordinate, and implement programmatic changes in a library. Ability to work with diverse library users of varying levels of skill and understanding. Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.

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Research Associate, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, Boston, MA

SUMMARY
The Mary Baker Eddy Library is a trusted and authoritative resource on Eddy and the history of the Christian Science movement, providing public access to original materials and educational experiences about Eddy, the ideas she advanced, her writings, and the institutions she founded and their healing mission.

As a member of the Research & Reference Services staff, the Research Associate works as part of the Library's research team to provide assistance to individuals interested in the collections of The Mary Baker Eddy Library. The research team handles queries from all over the world, numbering in the thousands-- posed by email and phone, as well as in person. Patrons include distinguished scholars as well as the general public. An important component of the work is fulfilling the historical information needs, large and small, of The First Church of Christ, Scientist, including The Christian Science Publishing Society. Collections the Research staff uses are primarily documentary in nature, and include special collections focused on Eddy, her life and times, as well as the organizational archives of the Church. 

ESSENTIAL ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES
As a member of the Research team, the Research Associate responds to internal and external inquirers. This includes responding to emails and phone messages from patrons, and assisting those who visit the Library's Research Room. Answering queries involves conducting historical research in the archival collections, published materials, and various databases.

Regular duties include:

  • Staffing public research spaces 
  • Providing one-on-one research and reference assistance, including introducing patrons to the collections, databases, and finding aids
  • Providing guidance on how to correctly handle historic materials
  • Answering phone calls and filling purchase requests
  • Retrieving original materials and publications from the Library stacks
  • Requesting materials from offsite storage, and fills photocopy requests
  • Assisting with projects related to archival processing; digitization; records management; acquisitions; programs; and exhibits


Additional duties may include:

  • Writing articles about the collections for the Library's website
  • Assigning and tracking queries for the entire staff, using a Salesforce database


Performs other duties as assigned, including participating in the Library's in public programs.

REPORTING STRUCTURE:
Supervisor: Managing Archivist
Supervises: May supervise interns on a project basis, providing support and training as well as written and verbal guidance.

Regular Contacts: Library Special Collections, Programs & Communications, and Records Management; other departments of the church.


JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Education/Experience
Bachelor's degree required. Specific coursework in primary source-based research strongly desired. One to three years of general work experience preferred. 

Knowledge/Skills
The ideal candidate is familiar with 19th century American religious or women's history, and has a working knowledge of biographical and other historical information on Mary Baker Eddy, her ideas and legacy, and the history of The First Church of Christ, Scientist.

Experience conducting in-depth historical research in primary and secondary materials, including print and online. Experience in a library or archives environment, including working with the public. Excellent writing, editing, and communications skills.

Technology Requirements

  • Strong computer skills, including familiarity with databases.


Work Environment

  • Ability to comfortably lift up to 40 lbs and use step ladders.
  • Christian Science information

The ideal candidate values Mary Baker Eddy's life and work, and recognizes the Library's role in furthering the mission of her Church. Members of The Mother Church, as well as non-members, may make application.

This position requires signing a Confidentiality and Nondisclosure Agreement.

Online Application address is here.

Please send your resume, cover letter and salary expectations to humanresources@csps.com.

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Frontline Services Supervisor, Yale University Library, New Haven, CT

Wage/Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Description: 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 supervision of the Associate Director for Frontline Services, the Frontline Services Supervisor assists with the oversight of operations at service points in Sterling Memorial and Bass Library, including the SML service desk, the Bass service desk and the Microform Reading Room in the evenings and weekends. Demonstrates and instills a strong understanding of excellent customer service, facilitates communication and coordination between the Librarian for Frontline Services and staff, and fosters a cooperative, team‐oriented work environment. In close collaboration with the Associate Director of Frontline Services, the Frontline Services manager assists with the implementation of new technologies, services and workflows and actively seeks out service improvements. Supervises, motivates and coaches six support staff members. Establishes, monitors and incorporates performance indicators to assess and improve the quality of services provided by the unit. Investigates and implements improvements to workflow and technology. Contributes to development of system wide public services policies and procedures. Writes documentation and revises procedures. Participates in planning activities as part of the Sterling/Bass managerial team. 

S/he may be responsible for staffing and services in the following areas: information desk, circulation, course reserves (electronic and print), resource sharing, stacks maintenance, privileges, security, and/or oversight of and liaison for facilities operations. Participates in hiring, training, coaching and evaluating the work of access services staff members. Participates in planning and implementing new services, and supporting and improving existing services. Responsible for ensuring consistency in service quality, policy interpretation, and following procedures. Works with vendors or other units that support library operations, such as technical services, collection development, Library IT, facilities maintenance, and security. Participates in departmental library access services program planning. Participates in library system‐wide planning, committees, and work groups, and engages in campus, regional, and national professional organizations and collaborative activities. Participates in professional activities outside of Yale and monitors developments and best practices elsewhere to help ensure the excellence of Yale's collections and research support services. May be required to assist with disaster recovery efforts.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:
  • Minimum requirement of Bachelor's Degree in related field and two years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Supervisory skills and experience. Demonstrated ability to successfully lead and work with a team of staff.
  • Strong commitment to public service. Excellent computer hardware and software skills, including demonstrated proficiency in using multiple Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel), email and the World Wide Web.
  • Excellent analytical skills. Excellent oral and written communications skills. Ability to prioritize, multi‐task and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment.
  • Excellent customer service skills. Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively in a diverse work environment.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience: Supervisory experience in an academic or other research library setting.

The University and the Library
The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including around 15 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Center for Science and Social Science Information, and the Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of approximately five hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to library readers. For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's web site at www.library.yale.edu.

Salary and Benefits
We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.
Application Instructions:
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at http://bit.ly/2iRg4XZ.

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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Reference Content Intern, Credo, Boston, MA

Reference Content Internship-
Spring 2018
 

Credo Reference is seeking a part-time Reference Content Intern (15-20 hours/week) to join our team. Credo has a database of full-text reference content - nearly 5 million entries from 4,000+ reference books and directories, including subject encyclopedias and dictionaries, quotations, biographies, chronologies, statistics and historical documents.  

 

Schedule: We are flexible with work schedule as long as those hours can be worked during normal business hours M-F 9-5 EST.

 

Location: Our office is based in Boston, but students from all U.S. locations will be considered since working remotely would be fine.

 

You will help Credo to make our reference database even better by developing Topic Pages to capture users' interest, doing some analytics on our content and editing XML to facilitate correct data ingestion into our product. If you'd enjoy working with a small team of librarians and content experts as much as putting your head down and spending hours doing research, we'd like to meet you. If you've ever looked up something in a reference book and then kept reading because the next entry was just as interesting, this internship could be for you.  

 

About the Internship:

  • Create and edit Topic Pages - summaries of topics in many different subject areas.

  • Project work pertaining to book metadata, research, and usage analytics.

  • Prepare XML and media for publication within online products.

About You:

  • You are a graduate student studying Library Science with a humanities or social sciences background.

  • You are both analytical and curious and can spend hours working on a challenge.

  • You are capable (and enjoy) working with Excel/Google Spreadsheets and you are comfortable with many spreadsheet functions.

  • Experience working with XML and XML editors, preferably Emacs or Oxygen.

  • You have a keen eye for detail and an innate knack for catching bad or messy data.

  • Can read technical documentation to create structured documents.

Interested students should apply here.

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Digital Publishing Services Specialist, Phillips Memorial Library, Providence College, Providence, RI

Commons Digital Publishing Services Specialist

Overview: This is full time position provides technical and logistical support for College faculty, students, and staff in all aspects of digital publishing services, including systems support, digitization, and development of digital information content and presentation tools and services. It oversees and coordinates the operational aspects of the daily work that takes place in the digital publishing services lab.

 

Essential Duties:

  1. Provide daily digital publishing and media service technical support, and perform related functions. Collaborate with the Coordinator of Digital Publishing Services to effectively coordinate and oversee the work of the Digital Services Assistants and the Student Commons Assistants. Work with assigned team on planning and coordinating digital archiving of digitized and born-digital materials in the College repositories. Assist in the processing, organization, and storage of digitized materials and collections. Collaborate with library staff on multi-media production.
  2. Collaborate with DPS staff in researching emerging trends in a digital environment and maintain awareness of developments affecting knowledge management, metadata, and information retrieval. Stay current with new DPS technologies and systems to support evolving user access to the library's resources and services. Assist as needed in planning and implementing future digital library development. Assist in developing new user communities and potential content for digital initiatives as required. Participate as appropriate in conferences and meetings and in local and regional professional development initiatives.
  3. Assist in evaluating, implementing, and promoting DPS equipment, software, and services that meet publishing needs. Develop and deliver training opportunities that involve DPS hardware and software. Perform outreach to the community involving DPS projects. Collaborate with faculty and staff to integrate digital collections with other library resources.
  4. Contribute to the maintenance of the department web site and participate in the development of web-based initiatives. Contribute to library-related server backup systems and comprehensive data recovery plans and procedures. Collaborate on the upkeep of the library systems. Assist with helping to integrate library digital collections into course management systems.
  5. Provide general research, education, and related digital media service in the Library Commons and on the web. Participate in cross functional Library Commons initiatives, especially research and education projects and activities. Contribute to quantitative and qualitative assessment of services through data-gathering and analysis.

 

For more information and to apply, please visit:

https://careers.providence.edu/postings/2188

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Technical Services Librarian, Hudson Public Library, Hudson, MA

Part-time Technical Services Librarian

Hudson Public Library, 3 Washington Street, Hudson, MA

hudsonpubliclibrary.com

The Hudson Public Library is seeking an individual to work part-time in the Technical Services Department.

Duties: Works under the supervision of the Assistant Director/Technical Services Librarian. Cataloging of library materials, RDA, MARC, Dewey, LCSH. Must be familiar with library systems automation; bibliographic database searching, OCLC searching. Prepares new materials for circulation; repairs damaged library items. Covers Adult Services/Reference Desk as needed; other duties as assigned; must be comfortable with and prepared to work in any area of the library. Provides computer maintenance & troubleshooting in the absence of the Technical Services Librarian. 10 hours a week - afternoon, evening and Saturday hours.

Qualifications

Graduate Level Library Science course work in cataloging print and non-print materials; 1-2 years computer software troubleshooting and maintenance experience required. Moderate physical effort is required to perform duties under typical library conditions. The employee is frequently required to sit, talk, hear, use hands to operate equipment and lift or move carts and cartons of books, or other materials weighing up to 30 pounds. Vision requirements include the ability to read routine and complex documents and use a computer.

Full/Part Time

Part Time 10 hours per week; afternoon, evening and Saturday hours

Salary

$18.14 per hour (grade F-1, non-union)

Closing Date

Until filled

How to Apply

Send cover letter and resume to: Deborah Kane, Assistant Director, Hudson Public Library: dkane@cwmars.org.

 

(This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.)

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Library Clerk, Borrower Services, Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge, MA

Cambridge Public Library

Library Clerk - Borrower Services

L422-729

 

15 hours per week - initial schedule is Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Thursdays, 9:00am-2:00pm. Hours are subject to change based on department and Library needs. Candidates are expected to have a flexible approach to schedules.

 

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:                       

  • Performs functions related to circulation such as checkouts, check-ins, inquiries, reserves, renewals, fine assessment and collection, over-dues and patron registration
  • Delivers exceptional and engaging customer service to the public
  • Assists borrowers in locating books and materials, referring them if necessary to the professional librarian
  • Processes deliveries - moving and unloading bins and checking-in items
  • Assists with basic computer trouble-shooting
  • Maintains orderliness and neatness in the branch; merchandizes and shelves materials and reads shelves as necessary
  • May assist in the planning and implementation of programs for adults and/or children
  • May assist in operating audio-visual equipment in the presenting of library programs
  • Any other duties required by the Branch Manager for the good of the branch and the library system

 

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of basic public library concepts and resources
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Ability and willingness to work with a diverse population
  • Ability to handle the unexpected and stay calm and professional under pressure
  • Ability and willingness to be a strong team player
  • Ability to interact effectively with the library's computers and automated system
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions accurately and thoroughly
  • Flexibility to fill in during scheduling emergencies and vacation periods, in addition to working a regular part-time schedule
  • Ability to recognize situations that require referral to the professional librarian
  • Tact   Patience   Maturity  Empathy

 

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:   

High school diploma or high school equivalency required. A bachelor's degree or coursework beyond the high school level is desirable. Previous library experience is strongly preferred. ILS experience is also preferred.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment including office equipment such as computers, scanners, copiers, facsimile machines, AV equipment
  • Ability to sit and use computer workstation, including keyboard and visual display terminal, for extended periods of time
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time
  • Strength to push or pull a loaded book cart which can weigh in excess of 100 pounds on level floor and up ramp, to lift or maneuver onto cart loads of up to 50 pounds, and to carry cartons of books or computers and computer equipment
  • Must be able to pay close attention to details and concentrate on work
  • Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable, functional, structural,  or compositional characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data or things    
  • Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities which permits the employee to communicate effectively
  • Sufficient vision or other powers of observation which permits the employee to read books and patron requests, as well as to see what patrons are doing when they are at some distance from the workstation
  • Sufficient manual dexterity which permits the employee to type and enter data
  • Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes which permits the employee to re-shelve library materials and work at public service desks

 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to person essential functions.

 

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

 

SALARY: $18.82 per hour to $22.42 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: December 18, 2017

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Circulation Department Head, Waltham Public Library, Waltham, MA

Work in a busy, team-oriented MLN member library serving a diverse, urban community with an excellent collection print, audio-visual and online resources of approximately 200,000 items.

 

Qualifications include: Master's Degree in Library Science; five years of public library experience, with at least one year in a supervisory role; superior customer service skills; demonstrated commitment to public service and staff development; ability to perform under pressure; strong computer skills; excellent management, communication, and organizational abilities; ability to work with library staff and a diverse general public in a tactful and courteous manner. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Must pass a pre-employment physical with drug and alcohol screening, a Criminal Offenders Record Information (CORI) and a background check. Full description available at Human Resources Department.

 

Duties include: Overseeing all aspects of the Circulation Department including: staff and volunteer scheduling, training, supervising and evaluating; developing policies and procedures for Circulation services in accordance with Minuteman Library Network policy; Circulation, AV & Reference service provision; analytic collection development, acquisition and planning; statistical and budget report production; collaborating with other library departments; coordinating home-delivery service; participating on management team for overall planning and coordination of library services.

 

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

 

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

 

Starting salary: $66,741  Excellent benefits.

 

Deadline to apply: Open until filled with preference given to applications completely received by January 5, 2018

 

Qualified candidates should submit, preferably in one complete pdf file:

Mary Gullotti

Human Resources Department, 119 School Street, Waltham, MA 02451

MGullotti@city.waltham.ma.us  /  781-314-3356

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Archivist, Waltham Public Library, Waltham, MA

Work in a busy, team-oriented MLN member library serving a diverse, urban community with an excellent collection print, audio-visual and online resources of approximately 200,000 items.

 

Qualifications include: Master's Degree in Library Science; minimum 6 months of library experience, preferably in a public library reference department; superior customer service skills; ability to perform under pressure; thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of library work; ability to work with library staff and a diverse general public in a tactful and courteous manner, comfort and confidence in all matters of technology; excellent organizational abilities; strong oral and written communication abilities. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Must pass a pre-employment physical with drug and alcohol screening, a Criminal Offenders Record Information (CORI) and a background check. Full description available at Human Resources Department.

 

Duties include: Working as a member of a busy, team-oriented reference department, this position has the responsibility for local history and genealogy, including facilitation of patron access and maintenance of the collection. Provides assistance in locating information via all print and electronic resources in person and on the telephone.  Assists patrons in troubleshooting personal computers, library OPACs and various other types of electronic equipment. Provides readers' advisory service and technology workshops; Contributes to collection development; Responds to patrons' questions and concerns. Interprets and enforces library policies. Refers patrons to other departments and institutions as appropriate. Also included are statistical and budget report production; and collaborating with other library departments. Some supervision of library assistants, pages or interns may also be included.

 

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

 

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

 

Starting salary: $31.94 per hour, pro-rated paid time off; no health or retirement benefits

 

Deadline to apply: Open until filled with preference given to applications received completely by January 5, 2018

 

Qualified candidates should submit, preferably in one complete pdf file:

Mary Gullotti

Human Resources Department, 119 School Street, Waltham, MA 02451

MGullotti@city.waltham.ma.us  /  781-314-3356

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Head Cataloger, U.S. Naval War College Library, Newport, RI

The U.S. Naval War College Library at the U.S. Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island, is recruiting for the position Head Cataloger. The announcement will be posted on 12/04/2017 on the USAJobs website and run for one week. All interested applicants must process their applications through USAJobs.

The Institution: The Naval War College (NWC) is a Professional Military Education (PME) institution serving the nation, the Department of Defense and the U.S. Navy. It is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges to grant a master's degree in national security and strategic studies. The NWC Library, named in honor of Rear Admiral Henry Effingham Eccles, recently adopted a Learning Commons model with the completion of a new, state-of-the-art 86,000 square foot facility that brings together under one roof the Library, Writing Center, Information Resources Department (IT), Dean of Students, Café, and Bookstore. 

 

The Library is composed of both general and classified library collections serving approximately 650 resident students and 5,000 distance education students. The print collections contain over 200,000 books and documents covering naval and military science, history and strategy, management, economics, international relations, international law, oceanography, and political science. Regional studies, leadership and ethics, cybersecurity, and irregular warfare have been given increased emphasis over the last decade. The Classified Library contains over 53,000 titles, including Joint and Naval Warfare Publications, including doctrine, Joint Electronic Library, and the Joint Doctrine, Education, and Training Information System.

 

The Position: The Library consists of four functional areas: Classified Library, Infrastructure and Content; Research and Instruction, and Information and Access Services. The incumbent in this position is Head Cataloger for the entire Naval War College Library system. In the Classified Library, the Cataloger is responsible for the cataloging and classification of all monographs, serials, non-print materials, unclassified/limited through Secret, and for the proper handling and protection of all classified items. Typical duties include:

  • Performs original descriptive and subject cataloging of all monographs, serials and non-print items, and assigns classification numbers.
  • Performs original descriptive and subject cataloging of all monographs, serials and non-print items, and assigns classification numbers.
  • Establishes new personal name, corporate name, and series name entries by performing bibliographic searches and by applying Anglo-American Cataloging Rules (AACR II) and Resource Description and Access Rules (RDA) to determine correct forms.
  • Maintains Classified Library Authority File of all authorized forms of names to insure control and consistency in future usage. 
  • Creates cross references from variant forms of names to forms as they exist in the Classified Library Authority file.
  • Analyzes publications for subject content and assigns suitable headings using the Library of Congress Subject Headings. Establishes local subject headings by consulting military or other specialized thesauri for new terms.
  • Maintains the Classified Library Authority file of all authorized subject headings to insure control and consistency in future usage. Creates cross references from variant forms of subject headings to forms as they exist in the Classified Library Authority File. Assigns classification numbers using the Library of Congress classification schemes.
  • Clears records from both the online database and the shelf list when items are identified for destruction. Makes appropriate changes to records in both the online database and the shelf list when classification, author or title has changed. If the change is significant, insures that the item is re-cataloged.
  • Assists in the development of files and reports to control materials in process and to provide a smooth and efficient workflow.
  • Assists in the development and updating of Classified Library policies and procedures.
  • Performs retrospective cataloging of older materials, and original cataloging for documents previously held, but never cataloged.
  • Monitors the Classified Library's Integrated Library System (ILS) database server. For local, standalone servers, ensures backups are completed and filed with the Information Resources Department (IRD) Networking Office.  Addresses any system problems with the Systems Librarian and aids in finding a resolution.
  • Acts as Head, Classified Library, in that person's absence.

  

Required Qualifications and Competencies: Your resume must provide evidence of sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of this position. For more details see the job positing when it is released in USAJobs.

 

Applications will be made online at USAJobs. USAJobs postings are typically open for only five days. To find job openings at the Naval War College search on the keywords Naval War College or Newport Rhode Island. Individuals interested in this position can learn more about the application process by visiting USAJobs and can begin by creating their account and uploading their resume. 

 

The Naval War College is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.

For additional information about the position please contact Dr. Allen Benson, Library Director at 401-841-2641 or email allen.benson@usnwc.edu. 

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Library Director, Holderness Public Library, Holderness, NH

The Position
Under the direction of the Board of Trustees, the Library Director is responsible for the development and management of all Library services, personnel, and facilities, with a goal to provide the highest quality Library service to the Holderness community and local area. Toward that end, the Director must keep the Board regularly informed of the needs of the Library and make recommendations in matters of operation and policy. Having just completed a successful capital campaign and major renovation of the Library, program development is a significant focus for us. We expect the Director to demonstrate a spirit of friendliness, helpfulness, cooperation, and flexibility with the public, the Friends of the Library, the Library Board of Trustees, Select Board, and Town employees, and maintain professional conduct in all aspects of the job. Library Director is a full-time position. 
 
The Town
Holderness is a small central New Hampshire town of about 2200 residents with a significant increase in population during the summer months. Located in the foothills of the White Mountains and along the shore of the Squam Lakes, its largely rural nature helps protect its unspoiled beauty. Holderness and the surrounding towns have wonderful educational, cultural, recreational, and commercial assets as well. The Holderness Library Director and the Town of Holderness have an especially good working relationship. You may visit our Library website (www.holdernesslibrary.org) for more information about current services and programs. 
 
Responsibilities
Core Services
The Director shall: 
  • Develop and maintain Library collections via materials selection, procurement, processing, and weeding, as well as maintain an accurate public access catalog.
  • Evaluate collection use, including tracking of circulation, membership, and usage trends.
  • Respond to research, reading, and other media requests and information needs
  • Develop and deliver innovative programs for children, teens, and adults and promote literacy
  • Promote maximum use of the Library collection and facilities by offering programs, workshops, classes, space for meetings, and other services needed by the community.
  • Keep abreast of, and implement as needed, new and existing technologies.
  • Encourage membership in the Friends of the Library and support their activities. 

Financial Management
The Director shall:
  • Direct the annual budgeting process, including preparation, review, and submission of a budget based on the philosophy and goals of the Library.
  • Direct and supervise cost effective expenditures of public funds.
  • Manage revenues (fines, gifts, etc.), handle insurance and related financial matters.
  • Actively seek grants and other forms of outside funding.
  • Approve and code bills and pass them weekly to the Town of Holderness bookkeeper for payment.
  • Assist the Board of Trustees and the Friends of the Library with fundraising activities.
Personnel Management
The Director shall:
  • Hire, train, motivate, and supervise Library staff.
  • Set job responsibilities and performance objectives and standards.
  • Involve staff in Library programs and decision making with regular staff meetings.
  • Establish work schedules and monitor attendance and related matters.
  • Provide opportunities for continuing education and retraining.
  • Develop self-evaluation models and perform annual evaluations of all staff.
Physical Plant, Grounds and Equipment The Director shall:
  • Inspect physical plant, grounds, and equipment and make recommendations for improvements.
  • Determine need for repairs and arrange with contractors and/or public works officials for appropriate repairs.
  • Request and analyze bids. Provide regular reports on status of improvements.
Planning and Evaluation The Director shall:
  • Identify the needs and expectations of the community, and propose recommendations for improvements.
  • Work with the Trustees to develop a strategic plan. Implement the plan with regular reports on progress and revisions as needed.
  • Research new technologies and services.
  • Regularly review optimum use of facilities and provision of services, including hours of operation and staffing.

Community Outreach The Director shall:
  • Keep the public informed about Library services and policies by regular communication using newsletters, newspapers, and other appropriate local news outlets.
  • Update and maintain the Holderness Library website.
  • Serve needs of community through outreach to schools, and community organizations, and by providing programs, publicity and surveys.
  • Assist the Friends of the Library with their outreach programs. 
Professional Development The Director shall:
  • Attend professional meetings and network with peers.
  • Prepare annual self-evaluation in preparation of Board annual review of performance. General Governance
The Director shall:
  • Recommend and formulate policies in support of above responsibilities.
  • Set the agenda for Board meetings.
  • Provide timely reports for Board meetings.
  • Keep the Board informed on operational and policy issues.
In addition to the above, the Director shall be responsive to staff and the public and demonstrate professional conduct at all times. 
 
The Process
 
If you are interested in this position, please send a resume, cover letter, and two letters of recommendation, to librarydirectorholderness@gmail.com or Att: Holderness Library Search Committee, PO Box L, Holderness, NH 03245.
 
No phone calls, please. An onsite interview is required. Physicals with drug and alcohol screening and background checks are also required for all new hires.
 
The deadline is January 15, 2018; interviews will follow soon thereafter.
 
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution (Library, Media, or Information Science preferred); Masters of Library and Information Science or Masters of Library Science preferred. Three to five years of relevant library work experience and personnel management strongly preferred. Strong background and skills in a broad range of current library and media technologies.
Salary Range: $40,000 to $50,000
Minimum Physical Requirements
Applicant must be able to bend and stretch while shelving books, stand for several hours at a time, carry at least 40 pounds, be comfortable climbing stairs, and perform light general maintenance. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.
 
Benefits: Benefits are the same as full-time employees of the Town of Holderness.

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Head of Youth Services, Fairfield Public Library, Fairfield, CT

HEAD OF YOUTH SERVICES - FAIRFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY

SALARY:  $73,757 - $102,734 

OPENING DATE: November 30, 2017                 

CLOSING DATE:  December 30, 2017

 

DESCRIPTION OF WORK:

Position Definition: Dream...Discover...Innovate...Create...

We are seeking an enthusiastic, creative and experienced leader to manage the Children's Department at the Main and Branch Libraries.  The successful candidate will continue to expand upon the outstanding programs and services offered to our patrons, birth to teen, as well as their teachers and caregivers. You must be knowledgeable about current youth and family issues and understand technology trends. You will attend community meetings and collaborate with outside groups such as school, town agencies, youth groups and parenting organizations to name a few.  You will be expected to develop partnerships that extend the library's reach in the community. The ideal candidate must have demonstrated knowledge of all aspects of children's collections including emerging trends, and a commitment to excellence in customer service. Management experience is a must as the position requires supervision of a staff of approximately 20 full and part time workers in two locations. This position is a member of the Library's leadership team and you will take an active role in the implementation of our Strategic Plan while fostering a positive teamwork atmosphere.

 

Examples of dutiesDirect supervision of Children's Service Staff - hires, trains, mentors, manages and maintains all scheduling for full and part time employees; delivers employee performance reviews and expectations, along with providing continuous training for all staff. Proactively develops and executes innovative programs based on best practice and emerging technologies. Oversees maintenance of children's department, including ordering and appearance of collections within the allocated budget and subsequent reporting on the use of collections and funds. Collaborates with internal departments and actively seeks partnerships outside the library with schools, parents, caregivers and other youth serving agencies. Actively participates in management team- attends meetings, conferences and addresses large groups including outreach to major library stakeholders. Provides references and readers' advisory services and carries out additional responsibilities at the request of the Town Librarian.

 

Required knowledge,

Skills and Abilities:

Experience managing digital collections; communicates effectively verbally and in writing; enjoys interacting with children, providing reference and readers' advisory services; utilizes statistical information to make informed business decisions. Thorough knowledge and interest in new and emerging children's materials and librarian practices with a penchant for seeking out innovative best practices using new technology. Significant experience working with budgets; proven leadership and training with three or more years management experience. Grant writing is a plus.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

This position requires an MLS from an American Library Association accredited university along with 3 -4 years' experience working as a professional librarian in Children's Services, with a minimum of 3 years of supervisory experience. This is a full time (35 hours) union position, and includes mandatory one evening a week and one Saturday a month.

  

All interested candidates should submit a completed application, along with a cover letter and resume by December 30, 2017 to

 

Town of Fairfield

Human Resources Department

Sullivan Independence Hall

725 Old Post Road

Fairfield, CT 06824

(203) 256-3057

Fax:  203-256-3059

 

You may apply by email to Emmet Hibson, HR Director at

EHibson@fairfieldct.org

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Faculty, UNC Greensboro, Greensboro, NC

The Department of Library and Information Studies at UNC Greensboro (http://lis.uncg.edu) invites applications and nominations for a Clinical Assistant Professor position to serve as school library and graduate support coordinator. This position is a non-tenure 9-month appointment with a three-year renewable contract, with additional compensated summer duties. 

 
Clinical faculty members have assigned responsibilities in teaching and service. The position will be effective August 1, 2018 and salary is commensurate with qualifications. 
Review of applications will begin on January 2, 2018 and will continue until the position is successfully filled.
Please visit https://jobsearch.uncg.edu/postings/9412 for more information about the position and application instructions.

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Prospect Research Analyst, Simmons College, Boston, MA

Prospect Research Analyst - Simmons College

Reporting to the Director of Research and Prospect Management, the Prospect Research Analyst provides prospect identification and research support, and works as a strategic partner with frontline fundraising staff to manage portfolios, track activity and collaborate around strategies. The Analyst proactively works to expand the pool of potential prospects, and responds to research requests from members of the fundraising staff. The Analyst creates concise, accurate, and timely ratings and research profiles using biographical information, financial data, news, philanthropic history and other sources. The Prospect Research Analyst must apply creative thinking and be curious, focused, and persistent in pursuing threads of information. The Prospect Research Analyst should be capable of interpreting complex documents, including corporate proxy statements and insider stock filings and possess excellent writing skills. The Prospect Research Analyst must be able to identify and adapt to shifting priorities, be flexible and resourceful, and exercise professionalism and discretion in working with confidential information. The ideal candidate for this role is a collegial team player with experience in prospect research or prospect management, familiarity with a broad range of research techniques, and excellent customer service skills.

 

Essential Functions: Prospect Research and Analysis: 65%

  • Perform research and analysis of biographical, philanthropic, professional and financial information of donors and prospects.
  • Conduct the identification of prospects for current and planned gifts using a variety of techniques and responding to the needs of any anticipated fundraising initiatives.
  • Qualify, through quantitative analysis, and recommend corporate, foundation, and major gift prospects in support of their respective goals and initiatives.
  • Prepare written profiles, ratings, and qualified lists to support the cultivation and solicitation of individuals and foundations.
  • Identify associates and acquaintances of prospects through relationship mapping to facilitate institutional involvement.
  • Implement the data-related activities associated with maintaining research data in Raiser's Edge and with moving prospects along the giving continuum.
  • Ensure the timely delivery of accurate prospect research findings to development officers to facilitate qualifying, cultivating and soliciting major gift prospects.
  • Use push technology to track and communicate news on prospects and provide pertinent information to the appropriate prospect manager and Advancement staff.


Prospect Strategy and Reporting: 25%

  • Compile and deliver reports on cultivation activity, prospect peer screenings, etc.
  • Assist in creating gift tables and pyramid reports for major gift initiatives, class reunions, and campaign goals.


Research Resources & Professional Development: 10%

  • Coordinate and participate in the evaluation, purchase and renewal of research resources, publications and services.
  • Evaluate and recommend electronic screening vendors.
  • Keep abreast of current trends relating to research techniques and resources.
  • Actively pursue professional development opportunities such as professional organization conference attendance and educational opportunities, following trade publications, and joining and interacting with field related Listservs.
  • Serve as a representative of the College within professional research communities.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Required Knowledge, Skills And Abilities: This position requires at least two years prospect research experience. Familiarity with information resources and publications is required, including fundraising databases (Raiser's Edge a plus), commercial on-line services (Lexis-Nexis desired), business, government and legal documents (IRS Form 990, SEC filings, property assessments etc), and database overlays (Blackbaud Target Analytics products a plus).

Instructions to Applicants: Please submit a resume and cover letter in the Resume/CV section of your application.

For more information, contact Emily Donohue (emily.donohue@simmons.edu).

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Web & Discovery Services Librarian, UMass Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA

Job no: 493694
Work type: Staff Full Time
Categories: Other Staff Positions

Assistant/Associate Librarian              

DIVISION: Academic Affairs

WORKING JOB TITLE: Web and Discovery Services Librarian

DEPARTMENT: Library Systems & Digital Services

Bargaining Unit Status: AFT  Faculty Federation             

EEO Status:  3.4       

Job Code: 243

FLSA Status: Exempt    

MINIMUM STARTING SALARY:

Assistant Librarian $55,330

Associate Librarian $64,796

                                                                  

Reports To: Division Head, Library Systems & Digital Services.

Supervises: May include supervision of work of professional, classified, and student personnel

SUMMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION: The librarian in this service-oriented position develops and enhances all library user interfaces. This includes the library's website and blog as well as our Primo discovery service. The Web and Discovery Services Librarian will be part of a creative and forward-looking team and will participate in new library initiatives. This librarian will lead the library's usability efforts and will adapt new and existing web tools to improve the library's online platforms and interfaces. The Web and Discovery Services Librarian will provide quality service and support to library staff and patrons in the area of library technologies and online services.

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:

  • Designs, develops, and maintains the library's web presence, including the library's website, the front-end of the library's discovery system, and various content management systems.
  • Applies an in-depth understanding of library patron needs when designing, developing, and modifying library interfaces.
  • Oversees and supports the design/development of LibGuides.
  • Designs and conducts usability testing of all user interfaces and web design, and develops related guidelines and assessment strategies
  • Follows standards and best practices for web accessibility
  • Participates in the management of, and creation of material for, the library's blog and social media outlets.
  • Explores, recommends, and adopts standard and emerging tools, techniques, methods, and applications to deliver a robust and reliable online experience for all library users.
  • Participates in the design, development, and implementation of all interfaces and platforms that support the delivery of library services and collections.
  • Coordinates library relationships with information technology vendors and reports issues/problems.
  • Works to seamlessly integrate records from disparate systems into the discovery system
  • 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.
  • Works with LSDS colleagues to develop and expand support for digital asset management, the library's online publishing initiatives, discovery tools, and other critical library services.
  • Develops or utilizes available APIs and web services to search and interact with third-party systems.
  • Provides professional and courteous technical support for a wide variety of applications and systems.
  • Participates in research, development, and other library information technology-related projects as needed.
  • Performs security reviews, code and system updates, and backup and recovery processes.
  • May serve as subject specialist for assigned disciplines, providing library instruction, collection development and specialized reference service
  • Serves on library and university committees, groups, and teams.
  • May participate in the delivery of reference service by staffing the reference desk
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

EDUCATION: Master's Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education or equivalent by January 2018

EXPERIENCE:  Experience in the design, development and management of web interfaces, including demonstrated proficiency with HTML, CSS, and web authoring tools

Applicants must be authorized for employment in the U.S. on a full time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship not available.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED: 

  • Working knowledge of relevant coding languages such as HTML and CSS.
  • Ability and willingness to develop workflows 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 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 staff 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 a 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
  • 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)        

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

The review of applications will begin December 4, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth employees and applicants for employment are protected by federal laws, Presidential Executive Orders, and state and local laws designed to protect employees and job applicants from discrimination on the bases of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, military service, veteran status or other non-merit based factors.
 
The University of Massachusetts reserves the right to conduct background checks on potential employees.

Advertised: Eastern Standard Time

Apply here.

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Assistant to the Executive Director, Hingham Historical Society, Hingham, MA

Assistant to the Executive Director The Hingham Historical Society is looking for an Assistant to the ED who will provide effective support in a well-organized and timely manner. This professional will manage a variety of tasks and projects related to the operations, collections and mission of the Society, its museum, archives and historic properties. Experience in a humanities or arts nonprofit strongly preferred. This role carries the responsibility of acting in the director's absence.

Responsibilities:

  • Executes substantive projects on a variety of matters, producing recommendations, reports and memos
  • Develops and maintains an efficient, accurate documentation, scheduling and filing system
  • Interacts effectively with staff, volunteers, the board, donors and others
  • Organizes meetings and coordinates information dissemination
  • Maintains confidentiality in all organizational, personnel and research matters
  • Works closely in cooperation with the fundraising and development team
  • Acts with common sense and diplomacy in the director's absence
  • Manages queries and requests from email, phone, mail and social media
  • Using Quick Books, maintains the books, prepares payment requests and organizes monthly expense reports
  • Creates, updates, and maintains database and spreadsheet files
  • Organizes and maintains correspondence, including hard and electronic mass-mailings
  • Identifies and reports/troubleshoots operating problems, as appropriate
  • Takes and manages minutes, attendance lists, and follow-up actions, as needed
  • Maintains and tracks supplies and contractor information Requirements
  • BA and a minimum of 5 years professional work experience in a nonprofit business environment
  • Experience in office management systems, policies and procedures
  • Computer proficiency in Quick Books, PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Outlook
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize
  • Excellence in written and spoken English
  • Ability to monitor and troubleshoot office systems and applications
  • Self motivated with strong common sense
  • Able to act independently with a high level of professionalism
  • Proficiency in working with financial records in Quick Books
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize daily workload

Compensation: $40,000 annually. No benefits.

Application: Please send your resume and a writing sample to Alexandra Rollins director@hinghamhistorical.org

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: $40,000

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Curator, Library & Digital Resources, USAID, Washington, D.C.

We are urgently looking for a candidate for a library and research digital resources curator for a USAID project, a full-time, Washington D.C. job as below, starting in the second half of 2018. We can only use U.S. citizens because of the need for a security clearance. 

Project Background: The purpose of the Analytics, Data, Visualization, and Information Services (ADVISE) project is to improve the usage of USAID data and information, so that the Agency continues to ensure its development outcomes are supported by evidence. It will do this by: 

  • Enhancing the internal and external availability of USAID data and information via technology platforms, policy, guidance, standards, governance, and best practices in data curation; 
  • Improving the overall access, satisfaction, and ease-of-use of USAID data and information services, both internally and externally, through the use of compelling web design, visualizations, reports, dashboards, infographics, and geospatial products; 
  • Broadening global awareness of USAID's data and information services to drive demand and to promote dialogue and feedback from end users; and 
  • Bolstering the Agency's capacity to use data and information via training and the provision of demand-driven analytical services. 

 

 

The Senior Research Associate (Curator)

Must have:

  • Experience developing strategic direction, standards, services, and procedures for the creation, management, curation, and dissemination of digital resources.
  • Working knowledge of international development and relevant scientific research processes. 
  • Knowledge of national and academic library/information science standards for digital resources and metadata across multiple media formats, including but not limited to structured data, text, images, audio, and video. 
  • Experience with and thorough understanding of digital library/repository development, management and operations, and maturation toward an Open Archival Information System (OAIS)-adherent, certified trusted repository. 
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of emerging library services, data and metadata standards and preservation, and digital technologies that can provide future directions for the information environment to meet user needs. 
  • Must be able to engage with a wide variety of audiences, including senior USG officials, and demonstrate the ability to add value to digital information throughout its lifecycle to ensure it remains relevant and useable. This individual must be able to manage teams, to include librarians, catalogers, research staff, and related professionals. 
  • Understand the mandates and authorities of Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) and present evidence of active participation and involvement in professional and/or scholarly associations. 
  • Must have eight years of related experience

 

Education:

  • Graduate degree, preferably in the sciences, and have demonstrated experience using primary source data to generate research findings. U.S. citizenship necessary because of need to obtain a security clearance.

For more information, contact Daniel Lounberg (daniel.lounberg@gmail.com).

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iConference 2018, University of Sheffield's Information School & the iSchool at Northumbria, Sheffield, UK

Registration has opened for iConference 2018, with discounted rates available through Jan. 19. iConference 2018 takes place March 25-28 in Sheffield, UK. http://ischools.org/?p=164

The early rate is £360, and £270 for students. That's roughly $485 and $365 USD, respectively. These rates provide access to all conference presentations, including workshops. Also included are lunch on all conference days, Sunday's opening reception, and Tuesday's banquet dinner. Taken as a whole, this year's conference rates reflect the best overall value in many years.

iConference 2018 is jointly organized by the University of Sheffield's Information School and the iSchool at Northumbria.

Useful Links:

Conference home: http://ischools.org/?p=15

Registration: http://ischools.org/?p=164

Accommodation, travel and more: http://ischools.org/?p=238

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Assessment and Planning Librarian, UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA

Assessment and Planning Librarian

Librarian II, III or IV

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 Assessment and Planning Librarian.

The Assessment and Planning Librarian provides leadership for and participates in assessment and planning efforts across the UMass Amherst Libraries; leads the collection, analysis, and documentation of assessment data that enable continuous review, evaluation, and improvement of services that achieve strategic objectives related to library operations and user needs; supports data visualization, analysis, and reporting needs across the Libraries.

  • Coordinates projects and supports colleagues engaged in assessment work, ensuring shared actions and broad understanding toward assessment and assessment measures.
  • Provides leadership and support for strategic planning initiatives.
  • Represents the Libraries for assessment initiatives on a national and local level. 

 

Example of Duties:

  1. Develops, coordinates, and promotes an innovative, collaborative, evidence-based assessment program that supports and enables the Libraries' strategic initiatives and develops evidence-based approaches for achieving strategic objectives for the Libraries.   
  2. Performs duties in a leadership role in identifying, defining, developing, and implementing appropriate assessment and planning approaches, measures, and techniques.
  3. Leads data visualization support for Tableau server and dashboard creation.
  4. Increases the ability of staff to access, use, and understand data for decision making using data visualization and other tools.
  5. Analyzes, interprets, and publicizes the results of assessment and evaluation activities.
  6. Coordinates the collection and reporting of data to campus and external audiences. 
  7. Maintains awareness of theadministrative expectations on campus for measurement and assessment by the Libraries.
  8. Provides access to data that enables data-informed decision making. Works with Library Technology Services (LTS) to appropriately manage and secure assessment data to include appropriate user access and authorization to sensitive data.
  9. Forms and supports a cohort of assessment colleagues engaged in assessment work across the Libraries. Identifies and implements strategies for cultivating a culture of assessment including providing consultation and guidance to support library staff and units as they gather, process, analyze, manage, and report data related to library resources and services.
  10. Works with units across the Libraries to develop and support assessment practices and data-informed decision making.
  11. Uses both quantitative and qualitative measures according to established standards.
  12. Leads strategic planning needs for the Libraries and designs cooperative library-wide planning process cycle. 
  13. Collaborates with other units on campus engaged in assessment and planning.
  14. Represents the Libraries for assessment and planning initiatives on a national, regional, and local level.
  15. Maintains current knowledge of assessment trends and best practices as they impact academic libraries.
  16. Works creatively, collaboratively, and effectively to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the Libraries and the campus.  Contributes toward creating a positive and respectful workplace defined by personal and professional competence, integrity and collaboration.
  17. Provides training and orientation for new staff.  Monitors training and support needs for all staff in the department as required in the changing environment of the Libraries.
  18. Oversees the accurate and timely availability of documentation for all procedures.
  19. Demonstrates, fosters and cultivates a positive, proactive internal and external customer service culture among staff and student staff.
  20. Performs other related duties as assigned or required to meet department and university goals and objectives.

 

Required Qualifications:

  1. Master's degree in library science or equivalent degree from a program accredited by the AmericanLibrary Association, or its appropriate equivalent in librarianship from another country, or have appropriate equivalent experience.
  2. Minimum of two years of professional library experience.
  3. Demonstrated experience in assessment via quantitative and/or qualitative means required, including experience using statistical software packages such as SAS, STATA, SPSS or R.
  4. Experience planning, organizing, and supervising the work of others and planning and organizing projects. The ability to advance multiple complex projects in a collaborative environment.
  5. Demonstrated high level of written and oral communication skills and the ability to communicate clearly in presentations.
  6. Ability to interact effectively and work productively, cooperatively, and collaboratively with a variety ofindividuals and groups in a complex and rapidly changing environment.
  7. Ability to use technology in creative ways to solve problems and/or facilitate workflow.
  8. Demonstrated ability to establish work priorities, set performance expectations, achieve goals, and direct work in a high-production, rapidly evolving setting.
  9. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively and work productively in establishing and maintaining harmonious working relationships with a diverse population of staff and students.
  10. Proven ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment.
  11. Ability to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities, showing initiative and flexibility.
  12. Strong service orientation and the ability to meet the public graciously and tactfully.  Strong customer service attitude and initiative.
  13. Demonstrated ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively and to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the Libraries and the campus.
  14. Uses access to sensitive and/or not-yet-public university-related information only in the performance of the responsibilities of position and exercises care to prevent unnecessary disclosures to others.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional librarian experience working in an academic or research library preferred.
  • Experience in manipulating raw data in order to analyze, customize, and format appropriate reportspreferred.

 

RANK AND SALARY COMMENSURATE WITH SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE 

Application Instructions:

Apply online at http://umass.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=91942 and submit a letter of application, resume, and contact information (phone and email) for three professional references by January 8, 2018 for priority consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is strongly committed to excellence and actively supports cultural diversity. As part of a commitment to its own multicultural community, the Libraries seek an individual with a demonstrated commitment to diversity and one who will understand and embrace University initiatives and aspirations. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members.

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Graduate Administrative Assistant, Simmons College of Arts and Sciences, Boston, MA

Graduate Administrative Assistant - CAS Dean
 
The College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Office is seeking a graduate administrative assistant to start work immediately.
 
The graduate assistant will work 20 hours per week at $13 per hour and will assist the Executive Assistant with any and all administrative duties that may arise (e.g. answering phones and emails, calendar management, clerical support, filing, etc.). The selected student will triage requests and inquiries from fellow students, faculty, staff and external parties and report back to the Executive Assistant. 
 
The assistant may be asked to complete special tasks and/or projects as needed. This appointment will last until May 12th, 2018 upon performance as a graduate assistant and in their academic program. Students must be enrolled in at least two courses and must maintain a grade of "B" or better in each course to be eligible.
 
Required Skills:
  • Ability to work independently
  • Maintain confidentiality if required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Working knowledge of MS office
  • Ability to remain professional in an office environment and when working with faculty, staff, and other students
Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Project management, communications, and program support
  • Administrative duties as assigned
Please submit a resume and cover letter to Emma Torres, Executive Assistant to the Dean, at torrese@simmons.edu. Address the subject of your email with your name and the position you are applying for.

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Chief Conservator, Brown University, Providence, RI

The primary responsibility of the Chief Conservator is to preform and manage the conservation of a wide range of paper-based materials, with a focus on the Library's rare printed items, manuscripts and cartographic materials. In addition, this position coordinates the activities of the Conservation and Preservations Services unit, providing conservation and preservation for both circulating and special collections. The scope of activities include book and manuscript treatment, exhibition and loan support, disaster relief, environmental monitoring and facilities planning support.  

 

Partnering with Library staff, as well as campus-wide and external constituents, the Chief Conservator will contribute to the management of large scale high-profile conservation and preservation projects that have library-and university-wide impact on the development, access, usability, and preservation of scholarly content in support of teaching, learning, research and creative expression. The Chief Conservator will contribute to related projects and represent BUL in regional/national/international projects and initiatives. He/She will collaborate closely with special collections curators and the Director of Special Collections and will report to the Associate University Librarian for Access Services and Collection Management.

 

Qualifications:

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

 

To Apply: please visit Brown University's career opportunities website at: https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/staff-careers-brown/jobs and reference REQ141229

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

 

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

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Legislative Research Assistant, Congressional Research Service, Washington, D.C.

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Office of Congressional Information and Publishing (CIP) is seeking a Legislative Research Assistant to join its Legislative Analysis and Information Section (LAIS). CIP is the organization within CRS and the Library of Congress that is mandated to produce legislative information for the United States Congress. This information is considered to be authoritative for Federal legislation: it is consulted widely by lawmakers, policymakers, academics, and members of the public who are seeking accurate, objective information on both new and amended Federal legislation.

This position serves as a Legislative Research Assistant in the LAIS within CIP. The employee reports to the LAIS Head. The employee supports CIP legislative analysts by locating, interpreting, and presenting legislative information; conducting and presenting research; and reviewing authoritative sources to identify legislative data and enter that data into the legislative information management system for subsequent entry into Congress.gov. The employee supports CIP managers and reviewers by verifying the accuracy of legislative information entered into the system and otherwise expediting workflow by helping to ensure that bill summary work is done in priority order and assigned to the correct reviewer. The employee is expected to develop over time the versatility and range of skills necessary to respond to CIP's shifting needs and priorities, as directed. 

CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for over a century.

CRS is well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective, and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation's best thinking on public policy issues of interest to its Members and committees.

 

CRS is fully committed to workforce diversity. Interested applicants must apply online at http://www.loc.gov/crsinfo.

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Specialist of Electronic Resources, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Brandeis University seeks to hire an E-Resource Specialist to to coordinate daily activities for processing serial publications including electronic and print. The E-Resource Specialist will participate in the management of electronic resources including identifying and resolving problems relating to complex electronic serials and subscriptions. In coordination with the Manager of Electronic Resources assists in the development of comprehensive scholarly communications program.

Examples of Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates daily activities of serials processing electronic and print journals. This includes serials check-in, claiming, renewals, invoicing, and binding; ensures efficient periodicals processing. Responsible for processing payments of periodical subscriptions; serves as primary contact with subscription vendors.
  • Coordinates projects related to serials processing; serves as a serials resource person for staff throughout Library; identifies and resolves problems relating to receipt of print material and online access issues.
  • Assists in the coordination of annual serial renewals for electronic and print journals subscriptions.
  • Facilitates the transition from print subscription to online format.
  • Writes and maintains documentation of policies and procedures.
  • Assists in the development of a comprehensive scholarly communications program, including presenting information sessions on relevant topics.
  • Promotes alternative publishing models, open access resources, and open educational resources and initiatives.
  • Serves as a resource to subject liaisons as they work with faculty and students.
  • Responsible for collecting and analyzing usage statistics for electronic and print serial resources; maintaining records for electronic serials in Alma; maintaining the quality of serial bibliographic records in the ALMA database.
  • Activates and maintains related data in Alma.
  • Supervises and trains student assistants to check-in print serial publications using the acquisition database, to perform serial binding using the bindery system, and to check online access to electronic serials for broken links.

Qualifications:
REQUIRED: College degree; 3 years library experience working with electronic resources and serials including knowledge of aggregators, platforms, packages and vendors; alternative publishing models, experience with automated library systems, link resolvers and binding systems; familiarity with content management systems; E-Resource Management Systems, OpenURL, ezproxy, EbscoNet, good organizational skills with strong attention to detail; supervisory skills; fluency in the English language; ability to work as part of a team.

PREFERRED: Experience with Ex Libris Alma automated library system and ABLE Bindery System; Knowledge of developments in copyright, open access and scholarly communications; Knowledge of other European languages; Knowledge of both PC and Mac applications and ability to troubleshoot common computer and software problems.

NOTE: Responsibilities include lifting and moving of boxes of books and other library materials.

How to Apply:
Submit cover letter and resume as a single document at http://www.brandeis.edu/humanresources/jobs/external.html.  Elect option for "External Applicant". Sort the job listing by clicking the Job ID column heading. Locate the desired job listing. Click the job title and then Apply Now.

Closing Statement:
Brandeis University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourages minorities, women, disabled individuals, and eligible veterans to apply. It is the policy of the University not to discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of race, ancestry, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, national origin, disability, veteran status, or on the basis of any other legally protected category.

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Tenure Track Faculty Candidate Visit, Simmons College, Boston, MA

The SLIS Community is invited to a presentation by SLIS Faculty Candidate: Heather Moulaison-Sandy, Ph.D., Associate Professor, iSchool at the University of Missouri.

Knowledge organization systems: How universal? What diversity?

Organization of information is a pillar of library and information science. As part of the process of making materials discoverable in retrieval systems, information professionals employ knowledge organization systems (KOSs) such as Library of Congress Subject Headings and Dewey Decimal Classification notation. Universal systems like these are ultimately functional, but shoulder the burden of a mainstream, Western bias that limits their usefulness 1) by diverse users 2) for access to non-mainstream resources. In these cases, subject searching on the part of the user is fraught, and classification has the potential to group in ways that are meaningless. Drawing from both conceptual and empirical research projects, this presentation explores universal KOSs as stalwart systems that serve to organize and provide access, yet fundamentally questions their usefulness other than for mainstream users and resources. Specialized KOSs and alternative methods of providing access are explored, along with considerations and recommendations for going forward. 

2:00 PM Thursday, December 7, 2017

LEF*L005 

A binder containing the candidate's C.V. and publications is available in the SLIS student lounge. Please contact COCIS OPS at cocis-ops@simmons.edu.

Scheduled time-slots for Staff/Students:

  • Staff - There will be a time-slot set aside for coffee with staff at Palace Road in the Dean's Conference Room on FridayDecember 8th from (9:00-9:30)
  • Students There will be a time-slot set aside to meet with students in the Student Lounge on Thursday, December 7th from (3:00-3:30)

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Call for Nominations: Commencement 2019 Honorary Degrees

On behalf of the College Honorary Degree Committee, consider nominating a distinguished individual for a Simmons honorary degree for Commencement 2019. Nominations are due December 20th.

Each May at Commencement, we bestow honorary degrees on 4-6 individuals who exemplify the Simmons mission -- and two of these usually give graduation addresses, a moment of reflection and pride for graduating students and their families. In addition, some honorary degree recipients engage with students and other community members on campus -- and if we are lucky, they continue their relationship with the College over the long term.  

 

This is an opportunity for Simmons to recognize, thank, and meet some extraordinary people. 


The nomination process is simple -- any member of our community (admin, staff, students, faculty, alums) is welcome to nominate. Nominees are generally outstanding in their fields and have a substantial body of work over years of activity to recommend the honor. They may be from the US or another country. They may be in any professional field. Their work should be aligned with and exemplify the beliefs and values of the College. 

 

To submit a nomination, please complete this simple form online:

http://www.simmons.edu/academics/registrar/commencement/honorary-degree

 

The Honorary Degrees Committee is developing the slate for Commencement 2019. Your nomination will be fully considered if submitted online before December 20th. Once the faculty committee votes a slate, it is forwarded to the Board of Trustees for consideration and approval. An announcement of each year's honorary degree recipients is made in the spring of the graduating year.

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Library Director, Cyrenius H. Booth Library, Newtown, CT

The Cyrenius H. Booth Library, Newtown, Connecticut Board of Trustees seeks a dynamic, innovative and experienced library leader with a strong commitment to engaging the community and developing library services. The ideal candidate will be a unique blend of administrator, civic engager, and strong staff supporter. The candidate will demonstrate ability to solidify partnerships and articulate the Library's strategic vision, mission, and values to the community.

The position requires a working knowledge of 21st century public library trends and their supporting technologies; the ability to anticipate and manage change; exceptional interpersonal and team building skills; facility maintenance experience; the ability to hire, manage, and develop professional staff and administer fiscal policies and the budget process.

Requirements: MLS degree from an ALA accredited institution, six years of progressively responsible professional experience in a public library including two years of administrative experience.

Salary range is $85,000-$95,000 with an attractive benefits package.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a resume, three professional references and completed supplemental questionnaire via email attachment to chboothcareers@gmail.com.  

For additional questions, contact Chris Nolan, Library Consultant, at chris.libraryconsultant@gmail.com.

Applications due no later 5:00pm on December 8, 2017.  Selected candidates can anticipate first interviews to be held December 13 & 14.

EEO/Affirmative Action Employer

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Call for Applications: Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship 2018

Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship Applications Solicited

MAC is soliciting applications for the 2018 Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship for Minority Students (http://www.midwestarchives.org/motley). The scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to minority students pursuing graduate education in archival administration and to encourage ethnic diversification of the MAC membership and of the archival profession as a whole. Two $750 scholarships, accompanied by one-year memberships to MAC, will be awarded.

 

In order to be eligible for a scholarship, the applicant must be of African, American Indian, Asian or Pacific Islander, or Latino decent; must be a student currently enrolled in or accepted in a graduate, multicourse program in archival administration; and must have a grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in his or her academic program. If the program is not listed in the SAA Directory of Archival Education, http://www2.archivists.org/dae, the applicant must provide proof of the multicourse standard by submitting copies of course descriptions from the institution's current departmental catalog. Applicants are not required to be residents of or attend school in the MAC region.

 

Applications are due March 1, 2018 and must include the following documents:

 

Completed applications should be sent to: 

Rachel Howard

Digital Initiatives Librarian

University of Louisville Libraries

Archives and Special Collections

Louisville, KY 40292

Telephone: 502-852-4476

Email: rachel.howard@louisville.edu

Applications must be emailed or postmarked by March 1, 2018.

Awards will be announced no later than June 1, 2018.

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Student Staffer, ALA Annual Conference 2018, New Orleans, LA

It's that time of year again! The time of year when we are able to nominate one student to attend the ALA Annual Conference, working a few hours each day for ALA and sharing a hotel room - with the conference paid for! The 2018 ALA summer the Annual Conference is held New Orleans: June 21-26, 2018 (http://2017.alaannual.org/). "In exchange for working four hours a day (or a total of 16 hours), these students receive free conference registration, housing, and a per diem for meal expenses. During free time, they may attend programs and participate in other conference activities." Simmons will reimburse transportation up to $500.

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

We are only able to nominate one student to ALA, to receive this award. If you would like to be considered please email a statement of 300 words addressed to Colin Rhinesmith, SLIS ALA-SC Faculty Liaison. Tell me about your work to support the aims of ALA-SC at Simmons, your reasons for wanting to attend this conference, and how it will impact your professional work.

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

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

The deadline for all email submissions will be Tuesday, December 5 before 5:00pm Eastern.

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Workplace Incivility & Bullying in the Library: Perception or Reality?

Workplace Incivility and Bullying in the Library: Perception or Reality? (webinar) 

10:00-11:00am

In this webinar, Shin Freedman will discuss her original national research on bullying and incivility in the library ("Workplace Incivility and Bullying in the Library: Perception or Reality?"College & Research Libraries, November 2016). Her research found that more librarians than library administrators, irrespective of their academic status, institution type, and gender, witnessed bullying done to others. Experienced bullying was highest among librarians with a nonwhite ethnic background. Conflict and aggression may begin slowly but last for a long time. Once conflict escalates, incivility and noncollegial behavior result. The longer such behavior is permitted, the more likely it is that other colleagues will be drawn into the situation. While no one would deny the detrimental impact of bullying on an individual target, what is the impact on an organization? And what steps can leadership take to prevent such situations, or respond to them when they occur?

This webinar is for librarians, library staff, and administrators who care about patrons we serve, inclusive of all library types.

 

Presented by Shin Freedman, Head of Scholarly Resources & Collections, Framingham State University

 

Register (free!)

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1 in 5: Disability Essentials in Your Library, Wheelock College, Boston, MA

1 in 5: Disability Essentials in Your Library 

Earl Center for Learning and Innovation, Wheelock College, 180 Riverway, Boston

9:00am - 3:00pm

 

According to federal statistics, one in five people in the United States has a disability. How can libraries better understand and support this population, and welcome them among our patrons and staff? Join us for this program, which will include:

  • Disabilities 101 - history, types, incidence, language, etc.
  • A design thinking activity to help you assess your library community's specific needs
  • An opportunity to experience firsthand what it's like to navigate the world in a wheelchair, use assistive software to access the internet, and more!
  • A panel on how to recruit and support staff with disabilities
  • Plenty of resources for follow-up! 

Full agenda and speaker and facilitator bios for "1 in 5" are available on our program guide.

Register  (available through Friday, December 1)
$20 includes light breakfast and lunch

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Internships, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Available Positions Include: Title, Department

  • Art of the Americas Graduate Research Internship - Modern Design, 1920-45, Art of the Americas
  • Videography Internship, Intellectual Property
  • Marketing Department Internship, Marketing
  • Three-Dimensional Design Internship - Exhibitions and Design
  • Art of Europe Graduate Paintings & Exhibition Research Internship, Art of Europe
  • Rights and Permissions Research Internship, Intellectual Property
  • Development Prospect Research Internship, Public Relations
  • Registrar's Office Graduate Internship, Conservation and Collections Mgmt, Registrar's Office
  • Conservation Pre-Program Internship, Conservation and Collections Mgmt, Collections Managment
  • Conservation Graduate Internship, Conservation Administration and many others!


To learn more visit: http://www.mfa.org/employment/open-internships

Application Procedures:
Read this section (including the Frequently Asked Questions), carefully and completely before submitting your application. Applications not conforming to these posted procedures will not be acknowledged, processed, or considered.

E-mail is the preferred method of applying, with all attachments in Microsoft Word or PDF format only. (You must attach your actual document; do not link to a cloud/drive version for download.) Applications should be e-mailed to: intern@mfa.org.

Cover letters should be addressed to: Herbert Jones, Volunteer and Intern Programs Manager.

How to apply for an internship:

  1. Prepare a single document (MS Word or PDF) containing: a cover letter (addressed to Herbert Jones, Volunteer and Intern Manager), and a current resume. 

Your cover letter must specify:

  • the internship title for which you are applying
  • why your interest, experience, and skills combine to qualify you for the internship
  • how the named internship fits into your academic and/or career goals
  • any periods when you are not available for an in-person interview
  • Only MS Word or PDF documents will be accepted and must not be cloud/drive versions to be downloaded.


2. Email the single document (as an attachment) to intern@mfa.org. Include your name and the title of the internship in the subject line of the email.

***A letter of recommendation (in either MS Word or PDF format) from either an academic instructor or advisor or a current/recent employer is strongly encouraged and may be submitted with the original cover letter/resume document. If submitted separately, the recommendation should be e-mailed directly to intern@mfa.org. All recommendations submitted separately (whether sent by you or a third party) must include the applicant's full name in the subject heading of the e-mail.

***When applying for an internship that requests a writing sample, please submit the sample as an additional attachment in PDF format.

Important Information: All internships at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, are unpaid positions unless otherwise specified within the description.

Applicants may apply for up to--but no more than--three internships per season.

Applicants must submit a separate cover letter/resume combination for each internship. However, you may attach a copy of the same letter of recommendation to each of your applications.

Do not include the cover letter and resume in the body of your email; attach the combined cover letter/resume as a MS Word or PDF document.

The subject line of your email must include:

  • Your full name
  • The title of the internship for which you are applying
  • The season of the internship for which you are applying (for example: Herbert Jones, Public Relations Department Internship, Spring 2018)

All properly formatted applications will be acknowledged via email within five business days of receipt by the MFA.

Thereafter, and only upon the direction of the host department, you will receive either an interview invitation or a letter advising that you are not a finalist for the internship in question. Any applicant selected for an interview will usually be contacted first via email. (Note: we do not confirm receipt of recommendations that arrive separately from the original application.)

Incomplete and/or incorrectly formatted applications (i.e. cover letter and resume in separate documents) will not be acknowledged or nor considered.

Recommendations sent separately (i.e. by a third party) should be addressed to Herbert Jones, Volunteer and Intern Manager, and should be emailed to intern@mfa.org.

If you choose to send your application by mail, please send to:
Herbert Jones, Volunteer and Intern Programs Manager 
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 
465 Huntington Avenue 
Boston, MA 02115


As of Monday, November 6, (5:00 p.m.), applications are being accepted for the Spring 2018 internships listed below only. 

Applications for these internships will be reviewed and the positions filled on a rolling basis through January 5, 2018.

Students selected for these internships must attend orientation on Saturday, January 20, at 9:30 a.m. 

Before submitting an application, carefully review the detailed application procedures and frequently asked questions. Your cover letter and resume must be combined into a single document, in either Word or PDF format, and attached to your email. We will not accept a link to your own cloud/drive which we must download. Also, you must specify in your cover letter any periods when you are not available for an in-person interview. (*Applications which do not conform to posted procedures will not be acknowledged or processed.)

Applications are reviewed and decisions made on a rolling, (i.e. first-come first considered) basis so apply early for full consideration. Each internship opportunity will be removed from the list once it is filled. You may apply to up to three internships.

*Spring 2018 internship opportunities will be published (and applications accepted) on Nov 6, 2017. 
**Summer 2018 internship opportunities will be published (and applications accepted) on/about Feb 5, 2018.

Any questions may be directed to intern@mfa.org.

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Library Intern, Esri, Redlands, CA

The Esri Library utilizes Koha, an Open Source Integrated Library System (ILS). We are interested in hiring an intern who would like to learn the ins and outs of this system and who enjoys cataloging. Additionally, we are looking for someone who is familiar with electronic resources and who can assist us with our virtual library (GIS Bibliography). The main projects for the summer will be as follows:

Organize and Catalog Library Archival Material: Archiving is a continuous task, as valuable items are donated and cataloged and become part of the "corporate intelligence". With guidance from library staff, identify, evaluate, catalog and archive historical ESRI material. There still is a significant backlog waiting to be cataloged. The intern would keep statistics on the amount of items cataloged, and confer with the librarians about improving the process wherever possible.

ESRI GIS Bibliography: Work closely with library staff to learn about structure of the database (GIS bibliography), the types of material to be included, and how to catalog the information and troubleshoot and report problems.

  • Enter citations and abstracts into database, including original key wording.
  • Find out who holds the copyright for significant papers.
  • Negotiate with copyright holders for reproduction permissions.
  • Perform database testing and correct errors.
  • Review all existing map catalog records, changing and updating as needed
  • Learn about GIS and how GIS is important in map librarianship

Conduct Library Operations:

  • Circulation - check materials in, send overdue notices and assist employees with using self-checkout computer.
  • Shelf management - shelve materials, process incoming materials.
  • Cataloging and indexing-under general supervision make fairly complex cataloging decisions about assigning appropriate subjects and keywords.
  • Reference-answer basic questions from the users about the collection
  • Work on current controlled vocabulary project. Assist in researching and adding key words to database to build a standard vocabulary reference tool used when adding key words to library catalog and GIS Bibliography.


Learning Objective: The intern will get first-hand experience working in a small corporate library. Staff is involved in several major projects concurrently, along with performing daily duties to maintain the collection and provide ongoing library services. The intern will learn about map librarianship and the value of understanding GIS. The two additional projects will take the intern into the historical realm of the archives, as well as to the digital world of a virtual library; two sides of the coin faced by most libraries.

Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled in an MLIS graduate program, or will graduate from an MLIS graduate program in Spring, 2018. 
  • Must have completed at least one and preferably two MLS-level cataloging courses. Cataloging/bibliographic skills.
  • Excellent spelling and typing skills.
  • Digital asset management/digital rights management/digital copyright expertise a plus.
  • Desire to work within a team environment.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Familiarity with concepts of GIS a plus

Application Instructions: Apply at www.esri.com/careers

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Communications Intern, Community Research Initiative, Boston, MA

The Communications Intern will work within the context of the Development and Communications team and will be responsible for a range of projects related to branding in both traditional and online communications campaigns. The intern will report to CRI's Communications and Development Manager.

Responsibilities:

  • Monitor, engage, and create regular posts on CRI's Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
  • Assist in creation of printed materials, including newsletters, infographics, appeals, marketing materials, and brochures
  • Create website content relating to CRI's research, outreach, and development efforts
  • Administrative tasks including: compilation of media kits, archive maintenance, mailing
  • Brainstorm new, innovative campaigns for social media engagement surrounding CRI initiatives and events
  • Attend and assist with special events, as availability allows
  • Special projects and collaboration with other departments may be available based on skills and interests of the applicant

Qualifications:

  • Interest in nonprofit work, HIV and/or hepatitis C research, infectious disease, public health, marketing, communications and/or developmenExperience creating content across social media platforms
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize
  • Commitment to a flexible, but regular schedule each week
  • Experience with website content management system (CMS) or website maintenance
  • Experience with Adobe Photoshop and/or graphic design a plus

To apply, please email Libby Mullen, Communications and Development Manager at emullen@crine.org with a cover letter, resume, and short writing sample.

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Call for Papers: MICRADS 2018, Salinas, Ecuador

MICRADS´18 - The 2018 Multidisciplinary International Conference of Research Applied to Defense and Security, to be held at Salinas, Ecuador, 18 - 20 April 2018, is an international forum for researchers and practitioners to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, results, experiences and concerns in the several perspectives of Defense and Security.

We are pleased to invite you to submit your papers to MICRADS´18. They can be written in English, Spanish or Portuguese. All submissions will be reviewed on the basis of relevance, originality, importance and clarity.

TOPICS
Submitted papers should be related with one or more of the main themes proposed for the Conference:
A) Information and Communication Technology in Education;

B) Computer vision in military applications;

C) Engineering Analysis and Signal Processing;

D) Cybersecurity and Cyberdefense;

E) Maritime Security and Safety;

F) Strategy, geopolitics and Oceanopolitics;

G) Defense planning;

H) Leadership (e-leadership);

I) Defense Economics;

J) Defense Logistics;

K) Health informatics in military applications;

L) Simulation in Military Application;

M) Computer Networks, Mobility and Pervasive Systems;

N) Military Marketing;

O) Military Physical Training;

P) Assistive Devices and Wearable Technology;

Q) Naval and Military Engineering;

R) Weapons and Combat Systems;

S) Operational Oceanography.



SUBMISSION AND DECISION
Submitted papers (until 6-page limit) must comply with the format standard (http://www.micrads.org/images/Templates.rar), be written in English, Spanish or Portuguese, 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 Scientific Committee. This information should only be included in the camera-ready version, saved in Word format and uploaded at the conference management system.

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

Based on Scientific Committee evaluation, a paper can be rejected or accepted by the Conference Chairs. In the later case, it can be accepted as paper or poster.

The authors of papers accepted as posters must 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 7 minute limit per poster.

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


PUBLICATION AND INDEXING
To ensure that an accepted paper is published, at least one of the authors must be fully registered by the 3 of February 2018, and the paper must comply with the suggested layout and page-limit (until 10 pages). 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. 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.

Papers can be written in English, Spanish or Portuguese. Accepted and registered papers will be published in Proceedings by Springer, in a book of its SIST series, and will be submitted for indexing by ISI, SCOPUS, EI-Compendex, SpingerLink, and Google Scholar.



IMPORTANT DATES
Paper Submission: January 14, 2018

Notification of Acceptance: February 14, 2018

Payment of Registration, to ensure the inclusion of an accepted paper in the conference proceedings: February 18, 2018.

Camera-ready Submission: February 21, 2018

Website o MICRADS'18: http://www.micrads.org/

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DE-PERsonalisation 2018 Workshop

You are invited to participate in the upcoming DE-PERsonalisation 2018 workshop, that will be held as part of the 40th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR (https://www.ecir2018.org).


Important Dates:
Papers submission: 10 January 2018 (midnight AoE)

Notification of acceptance: 12 February 2018

Camera ready submission: 26 February 2018 (midnight AoE)

DE-PERsonlisation Workshop: 26 March 2018

ECIR Conference: 26-29 March 2018

Overview: Personalised search gave users significant control over information overload and an ability to simplify the handling of large content collections, such as the web. On the downside, it has led to situations where people find themselves in confined information spaces where similar ideas, beliefs, or data are preserved and repeatedly reinforced to the extent that users find it difficult to retrieve and experience alternative content and competing views. Echo Chambers create substantial polarisation effects, impeding users' ability to access alternative and diverse information. In search situations, this may disconnect users from others while inside the Echo Chamber, or prevent users from refinding information while outside their Echo Chamber. This one-day workshop aims to explore and host dialogues on the fundamental areas of theory and practice in the domain of de-personalising information spaces and understanding, describing and quantifying filtered information experiences.


Background and Motivation: Information retrieval (IR) and recommender systems and, more general, approaches in machine learning have resulted in a personalised web experience with resounding success. Building on context, location and users' virtual (social) profiles, the web is highly aligned to users' perceived interests, to the interests of "similar" users, and to the interests of users to whom a user is digitally connected. Whilst this delivers relevant content, it also polarises informational perspectives and removes serendipity through the development of Echo Chambers: scenarios where specific ideas, beliefs or data are reinforced through repetition of a closed system that limits the free movement of alternative (competing) ideas. There is the implication that certain ideas or outcomes dominate due to, and resulting in, a bias concerning how specific input is gathered. Under-addressed in the literature are methods to qualify/quantify Echo Chambers and the associated effect(s) they have over time.


The DE-PER Workshop aims to approach the study of Echo Chambers at the intersection of IR, information science, cognitive systems, computational social science, web science, cloud computing, as well as statistics and machine learning to initiate and foster interdisciplinary dialogues on (de-)personalisation for a deeper understanding of filtered information experiences.


Topics of Interest:
We envisage the following topical categories for submission with a
particular emphasis on variety and cross-disciplinary approaches:

  • Reviews: Review papers concerning pertinent aspects of Echo Chambers,
  • Theoretical & Empirical Models Formal approaches to represent Echo Chambers to facilitate experimental approaches, enable user comprehension, and simulate Echo Chambers,
  • Metastudies: Studies that attempt to qualify/quantify/visualise the divergence of (users') search results and information experience(s),
  • Experimental Methods: Methodologies for the reproducibility of studies seeking to investigate Echo Chambers,
  • Experimental Infrastructures: Systems that help control and compare the effects of various degrees of (de-)personalised search scenarios,
  • IR Experiments: Experiments that demonstrate/formalise any effects of Echo Chambers,
  • Test Collections and Corpora: Practice and experience using, adapting, merging, and/or gathering (test) collections and experimental datasets.
  • User Studies: Studies that consider multiple users or multiple user profiles (search engines, social media, etc.) and contexts (location, tasks, devices, etc.) that shed light on the differences in users' diverging search results and information experience(s), and
  • Case Studies: Studies into Echo Chambers and discussion on the tangible effects and observations of (de) personalisation.


Submission Details: All workshop submissions must be written in English and must follow the LNCS author guidelines. Full papers must not exceed 10 pages and short papers must not exceed 6 pages, including figures and references. Papers must be submitted as PDF files, electronically, and through the EasyChair paper submission system: Link will be provided soon.


All accepted papers will be made available on our website. Furthermore, we plan to invite authors of selected papers to submit an *extended version to a journal special issue*. Details about this will be provided later.

Keynote Speaker: To be announced later


Chairs:
Ralf Bierig, Maynooth University, Maynooth, Ireland: ralf.bierig@mu.ie
Simon Caton, National College of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland: simon.caton@ncirl.ie
Ian Ruthven, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK: ian.ruthven@strath.ac.uk


Contact: For general enquires regarding the workshop, please send an email to
deper2018@gmail.com.

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Metadata Librarian, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

University of Florida
George A. Smathers Libraries
Metadata Librarian
Assistant University Librarian or Associate University Librarian


The University of Florida's, George A. Smathers Libraries seek an innovative, service-oriented Metadata Librarian to join the Digital Production Services team. Reporting to the Chair of Digital Production Services, the Metadata Librarian will coordinate projects that involve the digitization and description of collections belonging to the University of Florida and collaborating institutions. The Metadata Librarian will apply knowledge of metadata, taxonomies, and technical expertise to incorporate new content into UF's digital library management system and make improvements to existing content. This involves the description of materials, transformation of metadata, training of student assistants and contributors in best practices related to digitization and digital libraries, and reviewing the work of contributors to ensure that it adheres to relevant standards and procedures. With members of the Digital Production Services team, the Metadata Librarian will develop requirements for UF Digital Library services, continuously monitor the technology environment for changes and new software, and craft innovative solutions to improve the services we offer.

We seek candidates who are passionate about working with metadata and understand its role in transformative library services, who are invested in the future of librarianship on a practical level, and who are creative in identifying and solving problems within a collegial and collaborative environment. The successful candidate must be knowledgeable in current, relevant library and scholarly information trends and practices, and be able to apply this understanding to make a significant, positive impact on the UF community.

To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Metadata Librarian will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives in work activities and decision making.

The search will remain open until January 4, 2018, and applications will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

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

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

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Call for Papers: NOvation

Innovation is an old word, of Greek origin, that came into the Latin vocabulary in the early Middle Age and into our everyday vocabulary with the Reformation. However, it is only during the second half of the twentieth century that innovation became a fashionable concept and turned into a buzzword. It gave rise to a plethora of terms like technological innovation, organizational innovation, industrial innovation and, more recently, social innovation, open innovation, sustainable innovation, responsible innovation. We may call these terms X-innovation.

In this way, X-innovation is the latest step (see background paper <http://www.csiic.ca/PDF/X-Innovation2017.pdfGodin /et al./ 2017 and Godin and Vinck 2017 <https://csiic.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=406def9a7d657267ac22ee63c&id=b64c68e454&e=9ab84a8d11>) to give sense to a century-old process of enlargement of the concept of innovation. Over the last five centuries, innovation enlarged its meaning from the religious to the political to the social to the economical. X-innovation is the more recent such enlargement. It Is the continuation, under new terms, of the contestation of technological innovation as the dominant discourse of the twentieth century.

How can we make sense of this semantic extension? Why do these terms come into being? What drives people to coin new terms? What effects do the terms have on thought, on culture and scholarship and on policy and politics? Which forms of contestation and appropriation ensue around certain X-innovations? How do they shape, and are shaped by, broader social trends? How to they relate to questions of power and inclusion?

This call asks for answers to these questions through critical approaches in human and social sciences, including intellectual and conceptual history, science and technology studies, political economy, sociology, and anthropology. We welcome both conceptual and empirical work.

The five areas below represent the scope of methodological possibilities for this special issue of NOvation:

  1.  Critical analyses: from and on studies of innovation, being those approaches more disciplinary or interdisciplinary in nature;
  2. Discourse analysis: deconstructing actors' rhetoric, policy-makers' frameworks and scholars' theories;
  3. Intellectual history: documenting scholars' intellectual, academic and social trajectories;
  4. Conceptual accounts: studying the concepts used in the field, the traveling of concepts among fields (academic and public) and their transformation into catchwords;
  5. Case studies: understanding and mapping the uses of innovation and rethinking current narratives;

Abstract Proposals

Submissions should be made by e-mail: novation@ucs.inrs.ca.

Deadlines:

  • Submission of Abstract Proposals: 20 January 2018
  • Selection of Proposals Fit for Article Submission: 15 February 2018
  • Full Article Submission: 30 September 2018


Submission of Abstract Proposals should present:

  • Between 250 and 500 words;
  • Brief introduction, objectives, methodology, hypothesis (if it is the case) and final considerations;
  • Up to five keywords;
  • Up to five bibliographic references;
  • Authors affiliations and email address.

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Summer Interns, Strawbery Banke Museum, Portsmouth, NH

Strawbery Banke is welcoming applications from qualified graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in academic institutions within the United States and its territories for the museum's Summer Internship Program.

Internship placements are available in the following departments: Education, Collections, Special Events, Horticulture, and Archaeology. Internship placements begin in June and end in mid-August. Exact start and end dates will be mutually decided upon between the intern and his or her supervisor at the museum. Successful applicants will work closely with museum staff on meaningful projects and gain experience in the operation of a mid-sized museum. All interns will have access to the museum's historical resources that provide the interpretation for the four centuries of men, women, and children who have lived in the Strawbery Banke neighborhood. Interns will also gain insight into the strategies for educational development, community programming, and historic preservation through diverse education initiatives and cutting-edge fundraising strategies.

You must be enrolled as a student in order to be eligible for an internship. Internship placements begin in June and end in mid-August. Exact start and end dates will be mutually decided upon between the intern and his or her supervisor at the museum. Work weeks will generally consist of 37.5 hours. Space is available in Hough House for interns who need housing.

Hough House is open to all interns regardless of sex or age. For more information or to apply, please visit http://www.strawberybanke.org/people/interns.cfm

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: $1,000.00 upon completion of Internship

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Reference Librarian, Hanson Public Library, Hanson, MA

Reference Librarian, Hanson Public Library

The Town of Hanson is seeking a full-time Reference Librarian - 35 hours per week, including evenings and weekends. The duties and responsibilities of the position include:

  • Provides technology support and computer instruction to staff and patrons
  • Manages and updates the library's website and social media accounts
  • Maintains the library's electronic equipment including installing and updating hardware and software, researching equipment for purchase, coordinating with the library network and software vendors, and troubleshooting hardware and software
  • Assists individuals and groups in locating and obtaining information and materials from within the library, online, or through interlibrary loan in order to answer reference questions either in person or by telephone, email, fax, or mail
  • Educates patrons, presents workshops, and prepares instructional aids regarding bibliographic instruction, computers and technology, and library materials and services
  • Evaluates and purchases materials, and recommends materials for removal
  • Prepares publicity materials to promote the library's programs and services online, in print, and through local access cable television
  • Collaborates with other library staff, community agencies, schools, and local organizations to develop programs and services
  • Assists library staff in other departments as required including circulation desk duties

 

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Proficiency with computers and technology including Windows, Microsoft Office, mobile devices and apps, computer networks and printers, the Internet, and online databases
  • Knowledge of professional library methods, reference resources and practices
  • Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgement
  • Ability to instruct individuals and groups, especially regarding computers and technology
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Aptitude for dealing with the public in a professional and courteous manner
  • Experience working independently or as part of a group

 

Qualifications

  • Requires a Master's Degree in Library Science from an institution accredited by the American Library Association and professional certification from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners
  • Must have a minimum of three years professional experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of computers and technology required
  • Familiarity with Wordpress and SirsiDynix Workflows preferred

 

Full/Part Time

Full Time

 

Salary

$17-$28 per hour

 

Closing Date

December 29, 2017

 

How to Apply

Application and complete job description are available online at www.hanson-ma.gov. Send application and resume to Town Administrator, Hanson Town Hall, 542 Liberty St. Hanson, MA 02341 by 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 29, 2017. Hanson is EOEA. The position will remain open until filled.

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Librarian, ICI Services, Newport, RI

Job Title: Librarian

Location: Newport, RI

ICI Services is looking for a versatile, service-oriented, self-motivated research professional to support the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division Newport, in Newport RI. Applicants must be able to obtain a Department of Defense (DoD) secret security clearance.

Responsibilities:

  • Support library and information management projects, including research, circulation, cataloging, and reference.
  • Support the research needs of scientists, engineers, and managers, both in person and remotely.
  • Support content and functionality development efforts for the library's Drupal website.
  • Support repository management activities including but not limited to: data migration, technical troubleshooting, metadata QA, workflow development, policy and procedure development.
  • Promote library services and participate in outreach projects.
  • Provide user instruction to individuals and groups in effectively utilizing library resources.
  • Support compliance, inventory and inspection related tasking as needed.

Experience requirements:

  • Research experience within professional services firms, academia, government or equivalent (2+ years preferred).
  • Ability to acquire new technological skills; demonstrated analytical/problem-solving capabilities.
  • Strong attention to detail with the ability to multi-task and prioritize.
  • Ability to self-manage, display initiative, and meet defined work objectives and deadlines.
  • Ability to work well with others; demonstrated communication skills (oral and written).
  • Knowledge of Drupal or similar content management systems.
  • Experience with a repository systems such as Fedora Commons, Dspace, or ePrints.
  • Knowledge of file formats, media migration, and metadata.
  • Experience with XML, and one or more metadata schemas (preferred).
  • Knowledge of digital rights laws, regulations, copyright, and licensing (preferred).

To apply, please visit: https://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ICISERVC&cws=1&rid=2585

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Volunteer Coordinator, Makerspace, ​University of Rhode Island Libraries, Kingston, RI

Title:​ Volunteer Coordinator (Part-Time)

Department:​ ​​University of Rhode Island Libraries - Makerspace

Organization:​ ​University of Rhode Island

Position​ ​Description: The Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for planning and implementing the student volunteer program for the URI Libraries' makerspace, _Space.uri (http://web.uri.edu/space/). This position reports to the Media Curator and assists with recruiting, training, and managing volunteers to establish a strong volunteer base, and developing further program evaluation to support the continued growth and success of the program. This is a part time position (15 hrs per week).

Essential​ ​Job​ ​Functions: Planning

Assist the Media Curator in:

  • Designing the goals and objectives of a volunteer program.
  • Developing volunteer schedules and responsibilities.
  • Identifying assignments and writing volunteer positions descriptions.

Collaborate with the Feinstein Center for Learning Services to:

  • Design an intake protocol for potential volunteers to ensure the best match between skills, qualifications and the needs of the makerspace
  • Develop strategies to recruit the right volunteers with the right interests and skills
  • Promote the volunteer program to gain community support.

Organization

Assist the Media Curator in:

  • Developing forms and records to document volunteer activities and training levels.
  • Ensuring that volunteers are appropriately oriented and trained to be successful in their positions.
  • Designing volunteer orientation and training materials.

Evaluation Assist the Media Curator in:

  • Developing, administering, and reviewing policies and procedures which guide the volunteer program.
  • Conducting ongoing evaluations of programs/services delivered by volunteers.
  • Implementing formal and informal volunteer recognition activities.

Required​ ​Qualification: Volunteer supervision experience required.

Preferred​ ​Qualification: Experience of working with and/or supervising college students preferred.

Knowledge,​ ​Skills,​ ​and​ ​Experience:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, flexibility, and ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
  • Knowledge of current trends, resources and information related to volunteerism.
  • Strong interests in, knowledge of, and/or experience in the Maker movement, various makerspace equipment such as a 3D printer and a laser cutter, making activities/programs, and computer design and programming preferred.

Salary​ ​Range: $25 per hour.

Contact:

  • Please send cover letter and resume to: libadmin@etal.uri.edu
  •  If you are interested, please contact Angelica Ferria (aferria@uri.edu) or Bohyun Kim (bohyunkim@uri.edu) for more information.

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Library Director, Holland Public Library, Holland, MA

Library Director, Holland Public Library

Duties

The Town of Holland is seeking an energetic and innovative professional to fill the position of library director, a part-time position. Duties will include, but are not limited to: circulation functions, collection development and the promotion of library programs and services including social media management. Also included is budget preparation, the hiring and supervision of staff and applying for, implementing and administering grant funds.

 

The ideal candidate should have a strong commitment to public service, strong interpersonal skills and possess an understanding of or a willingness to learn town government and the municipal budget process. The ideal candidate will also have a working knowledge of or  be willing to learn the process of building a new library and all of the intricacies included within, from the early planning stages to the final move to the new location. Finally, the candidate will also be responsible for the creation and development of a working Friends group.

                                                                                                                                            

Qualifications

Masters in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution or Massachusetts state certification is required. Two years of library experience preferred. Must demonstrate excellence in providing customer service and effective communication, both verbally and in writing, with the public, other staff and vendors. Must demonstrate a high regard for patron privacy and library policies. An interest in reading and current technology is essential. Familiarity with the CW Mars/Evergreen system is essential.

 

Full/Part Time

Part Time

Education

MLS or must hold a professional certificate of Librarianship

Salary

$19.50 hourly for a 17-hour workweek, which includes Some hours of desk duty

 

Closing Date

January 5, 2018

How to Apply

Please submit a letter of interest, highlighting specific qualifications for this position, and a resume with three references to: Attn: Chair, Holland Library Board of Trustees, 23 Sturbridge Road, Holland MA 01521.

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Archives Assistant, Department of Public Works, Engineering Archives, Portland, ME

Internship: Archive Assistant

Department of Public Works, Engineering Archives, City of Portland, Maine. 

The archive consists of the historic records and the active records of the Department of Public Works and some records from other departments. The city dates back to the 1623 when the region was first settled and has had three names Casco, Falmouth and finally Portland. The city separated from the greater region of Falmouth when it was incorporated in 1786, so the origins of the department makes it one of the older public works departments in the country. The collection is physical and digital, with some of the plans on linen, paper or Mylar and others in digital form stored on CDs and in databases. Some of the records date back to the late 18th and beginning of the 19th century with the number increasing from 1850s onward. The collection consist of over 90,000 Engineering drawings, plan sheets, and maps that document the city and city infrastructure above and below the ground. There are also thousands of site plan documents, site reports and survey field books, etc. The collection also includes a large archive of photographs that document DPW's engineering projects. The collection and records finding aides are a mix of old (card indexes), a scanned form of the card files and a new database. New items are being added daily to the database and the older items are being scanned and added to the database.

Description: The intern will have the opportunity to work in an archive that is, like many, still trying to catch up with the modern digital archive world. The work would be hands on both cataloging, scanning and working with the department's engineers and surveyors, and with the general public answering questions, researching and finding old and new plans and drawings for their projects. The intern will work under the supervision and mentorship of the Engineering Archivist.

Qualifications: Applicant must be enrolled in a graduate program with a significant emphasis in archival management/studies. Applicant should have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Ability to work carefully and with attention to detail. Ability to work equally well independently and with supervision. Ability and willingness to understand the mission of the Engineering Division and Archive and to follow all procedures and policies related to security and collection care. Ability to deal with the public in a friendly and informative manner. 

Preferred proficiencies: Experience with Microsoft Excel and Access and with data entry. Understanding of the unique requirements of handling drawings, plans and maps, on various mediums - from linen paper to Mylar. Basic understanding of, and ability to read engineering drawings, plans and maps. Experience using large format scanners a plus. 

Applicant is expected to: Be able to work with others. Work at a standing work station. Lift 40lb.

Please email CV and letter of interest to: Dr. George Carhart, Engineering Archivist, DPW. gcarhart@portlandmaine.gov

The position pays $15.00 per hour and will be a 20 week internship at 20 hours per week.

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Assistant Professor, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

Assistant Professor - School of Library and Information Studies

Information representation and retrieval; data analytics, text analysis; information visualizationThe School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) at the University of Alberta invites applications for one (1) full-time tenure track position. The date of the appointment will ideally be July 1, 2018.We seek candidates who are intellectually curious, excited about rigorous research and scholarship and its applications, committed to quality teaching and learning in face-to-face and online environments, and who extend our interests in the public good and the global information professions as they are practiced in diverse communities. The position requires an individual who can work effectively in a collegial environment with an earned PhD in Library and Information Science or a related field. Candidates near completion will also be considered. An MLIS or equivalent is highly desirable. The candidates will have demonstrated teaching experience relevant to the School's evolving MLIS curriculum (http://www.slis.ualberta.ca/Courses.aspx) and demonstrated expertise and scholarship in or informing library and information studies in the context of one or more of the following research areas:


  •  Indigenous scholarship

For nearly 50 years, the School of Library and Information Studies has offered the only American Library Association (ALA)-accredited MLIS program on the Canadian prairies. The School has a combined MA/MLIS program with Humanities Computing (HUCO) and an MBA/MLIS program with The Alberta School of Business. Our PhD is individual and interdisciplinary and SLIS faculty serve as co-supervisors. The School also offers Canada's only entirely online MLIS degree program. For additional information please visit our website at: http://www.slis.ualberta.caThe University of Alberta (www.ualberta.ca) is one of the largest and most research productive universities in Canada. With more than 38,000 students from 148 countries, the U of A regularly ranks in the top 4 universities in the country and in the top 100 universities in the world according to the latest QS Worldwide university rankings (https://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/world-university-rankings/2018). The university offers highly competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package.Edmonton and the University of Alberta are situated on Treaty 6 territory, a traditional meeting ground and home for many Indigenous Peoples, including Cree, Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Métis, and Nakota Sioux. The city of Edmonton has over one million residents and one of Canada's strongest economies. The University of Alberta has grown and thrived in step with its host for more than 100 years. Like the university, Edmonton is a place where people come together to build, create, and change things for the better. It is defined by an entrepreneurial spirit not only in business, but also in the arts and in social activism aimed at ensuring opportunity for all. It is a place where good ideas have the best chance to become reality. Edmonton boasts 78 arts and cultural organizations including the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Edmonton Opera, Citadel Theatre and more than 30 arts and cultural festivals taking place each year. Review of applications will begin January 4, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Electronic applications should include: a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, the names and contact details (address, affiliation, e-mail addresses) of three academic referees who have agreed to write for you, and a scholarly writing sample. Please submit as one document.To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203 (3) (e), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application. If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application.We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

How to Apply

Apply Online http://www.careers.ualberta.ca/Competition/A107530903D1/

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.

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Faculty, Kent State University School of Information, Kent, OH

The Kent State University (KSU) School of Information (the iSchool), nationally ranked in the Top 20 by U.S. News and World Report, seeks a senior level colleague for appointment as distinguished Goodyear Professor in Knowledge Management. The appointment is endowed by generous support from the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company. The position reports to the director of our collegial, dynamic and growing school, which is part of the larger College of Communication and Information (CCI). CCI is unique in that it includes schools in communication studies, digital sciences, information, journalism and mass communication, and visual communication design. The iSchool offers four master's degrees in health informatics, knowledge management, library and information science, and user experience design, as well as various related certificate programs. The iSchool also offers courses in a data science concentration in the School of Digital Sciences. iSchool programs are offered primarily online and attract students from across the U.S. and internationally.

The Goodyear Professorship offers the opportunity to combine the strengths of an established program with vision for the development of new leaders in professional practice. The ideal candidate will bring a sustained track record of scholarship, collaboration, and funding in the knowledge management area of information science. We define knowledge management broadly. We seek a colleague who complements our current strengths in library and information science, digital sciences, health informatics, information interaction, knowledge organization systems, and usability design. We are particularly interested in candidates who seek to build bridges between the academy and professional practice in industry, government, and other institutions.

The Goodyear Professor may have a primary focus in research or program development, or in both areas. In the research area, priorities include research grant writing; active collaboration across synergistic research areas within KSU and with industry; and enrichment of the CCI interdisciplinary PhD program in communication and information. In the program development area, priorities include grant writing; student-focused industry partnerships; attracting top students; and program initiatives with allied units across the iSchool, CCI, and the larger university.

Kent State provides outstanding support in both areas through our Division of Research and Sponsored Programs, the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Office for Online and Continuing Education, and across CCI and the iSchool. iSchool facilities include labs for digital preservation, interaction and usability studies, museum studies, and The Reinberger Children's Library Center, as well as offices in the State Library of Ohio in Columbus.

Qualifications for the position include: an earned Ph.D. in a discipline relevant to the information sciences; a sustained track record of substantial grant and/or contract funding for research and/or program development; and a teaching and research record commensurate with an appointment as full Professor with tenure. Highly exceptional candidates with equivalent experience but without the terminal degree or senior rank may also be considered.

Salary is competitive and benefits are excellent. School faculty are expected to engage in research, teaching, and service. The position is located in Kent Ohio with a starting date in August 2018. Review of applications will begin December 15, 2017 and will run through January 15, 2018.

Applications will be accepted starting December 1, 2017 at https://jobs.kent.edu/. Inquiries about the position should be sent to:
     Catherine Smith and Yin Zhang, Co-chairs, Search Committee
     School of Information
     Kent State University
     P.O. Box 5190
     Kent, Ohio 44242-0001
     Phone: (330) 672-2116
     Fax: (330) 672-7965
     Email: csmit141@kent.edu or yzhang4@kent.edu

Kent State University supports equal opportunity, affirmative action and diversity in education and employment. 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.

More information about the KSU iSchool is available at: https://www.kent.edu/iSchool

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2nd Annual Marantz Picturebook Research Symposium: Comics and Graphic Novels, Kent State University School of Information, Kent, OH

Kent State University School of Information

Reinberger Children's Library Center and the Marantz Picturebook Collection for the Study of Picturebook Art present the 2nd Bi-Annual Marantz Picturebook Research Symposium - Comics and the Graphic Narrative: The Future of the Movement.

August 5-7, 2018

Kent State University, Kent, Ohio

Keynotes: Carol Tilley, PhD; Graphic Artist, Rafael Rosado

Other notable speakers to come!

This call for proposals seeks original, interdisciplinary research in areas related to comics and graphic novels.

Presentation Formats:

The Committee especially encourages presentations and research in the following formats:

1.     Twenty-minute presentations followed by 10 minutes of discussion

2.     Panel submissions comprised of three 20-minute presentations followed by 20 minutes of discussion (or four 15-minute presentations followed by 15 minutes of discussion)

3.     Posters

Prospective participants should submit abstracts that report on recent research and scholarship. Contributions to this call for papers may not have been previously published, and all research methodologies from all disciplines are welcomed.

Apply here

Deadlines:

January 15, 2018:            Deadline to submit abstracts

March 1, 2018:                    Notification of acceptance

Once selected, presenters are responsible for their own expenses related to the conference, including but not limited to registration fees, lodging, transportation and meals.

Students are encouraged to participate.

Possible topics, as related to the conference theme, include (but are not limited to):

  • Cultural constructions of comics and graphic novels

  • Reaching diverse readers via comics and graphic novels

  • Historical perspectives on comics and graphic novels

  • Visual history/storytelling in comic books and graphic novels

  • Comics and graphic novels as propaganda directed at youth

  • The future of  comics and graphic novels

  • Political issues in comics and graphic novels

Conference Program Co-chairs: 

Mary Anne Nichols, MLS

Senior Lecturer

mnichol1@kent.edu

Marianne Martens, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

mmarten3@kent.edu

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Gender & Sexuality in Information Studies Colloquium, Simmons College, Boston, MA

How do gender and sexuality WORK in library and information studies?

Gender and sexuality play various roles in the production, organization, dissemination, and consumption of information of all kinds. As categories of social identity, they do not act alone but in interaction and intersection with race, class, nation, language, ability and disability, and other social structures and systems. These intersections have been explored by information studies scholars, librarians, archivists, and other information sector workers in various contexts, including at two previous colloquia in Toronto (2014) and Vancouver (2016).

The planning committee for the 2018 Gender and Sexuality in Information Studies Colloquium invites you to continue these conversations July 20-21, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts at Simmons College.

We invite submissions that address gender and sexuality and WORK: working it and doing the work, organized labor and emotional labor. The colloquium takes place in a moment of intensification both of various systems of oppression and resistance movements to them. As conservative national, state, and local politics and policies threaten healthcare and abortion rights, intensify the militarization of national borders, and attack organized labor from multiple directions, we are heartened by surges of organizing, activism, and direct action against them. In the information sector we see renewed focus on issues related to diversity and inclusion, open access and open collections, and critical approaches to everything from teaching to data management. Feminist and queer theory and practice are central to the work of making new and just worlds.

We are especially interested in submissions that link gender and sexuality to other, intersecting forms of difference. Potential topics might include:

  • Gender, race, and class dimensions of "professionalism"
  • Sex and sexuality in materials selection, organization, preservation, and access
  • Intersections of social, political, and cultural organization with information organization
  • Information practices of diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • The work of the "normal" in information studies and practice
  • Labor organizing in information workplaces
  • The ways that gendered or feminized labor is and is not documented in the historical record
  • "Resistance" as a mode of information work
  • Ability and disability as structuring forces in libraries and archives
  • How information workers inhabit, deploy, restrict, and manifest as bodies at work
  • Eroding distinctions between work and leisure
  • Distinctions between embodied, emotional, intellectual information work
  • Contingent and precarious labor in the information workplace
  • Ethics of care and empathy in information work
  • Masculinity and power in libraries and archives
  • Desire in the library and archive

We invite submissions from individuals as well as pre-constituted panels. Submit your proposals here: https://bit.ly/GSISC18

Deadline for submission: December 15, 2017
Notification by February 1, 2018
Registration opens February 15, 2018

Please direct any questions or concerns to Emily Drabinski at emily.drabinski@gmail.com

More information here.

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Social Science Research Support Librarian, Yale University Library, New Haven, CT

Commensurate with experience.

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 Director of Research Support and Outreach Programs at the Center for Science and Social Science Information, this position facilitates access to the services and collections of a complex, multi-faceted research/academic library through direct contact with researchers and the development and promotion of services and collections. The Social Science Research Support Librarian is a member of the CSSSI team and participates in Yale University Library programs and committees. The incumbent provides research support to students and faculty in the Anthropology and Sociology departments and the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program through research consultations, course-integrated instruction, and other modes. Provides research consultations and instruction in the discovery, use, and management of text and data. Supports research and raises awareness of resources through outreach efforts such as department-based office hours, blogs, RSS feeds, mailings lists, and workshops. Creates and maintains research guides and other research support tools. Collaborates with librarians, archivists, GIS specialists, and StatLab specialists to support research and teaching. Selects anthropology, sociology, and women's, gender and sexuality studies materials in all formats. Works closely with the CSSSI Director of Collection Management, Technical Services, and Access Services to review and acquire materials that are relevant to research and teaching needs. Responsible for managing collections funds, evaluating approval plans, and maintaining collection development statements in assigned subject areas. Participates in research and instruction program planning and implementation. Participates in service program development for the CSSSI. Participates in Yale Library planning, committees, and task forces, and engages in campus, regional, and national professional organizations and collaborative activities. Participates in professional activities outside of Yale and monitors developments and best practices elsewhere to help ensure the excellence of Yale's research support services and collections.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school and a minimum of two years of professional experience are required.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability.
  • Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion.
  • Experience working collegially and cooperatively within and across organizations.
  • Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment. 


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: 

  • Undergraduate and/or advanced degree in a social science.
  • Experience providing research assistance in an academic environment.
  • Reading knowledge of one or more Western European languages.
  • Understanding of and experience with statistics, data, and/or GIS.


The University and the Library: The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including around 15 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Center for Science and Social Science Information, and the Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of approximately five hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to library readers. For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's web site at www.library.yale.edu.

The Center for Science and Social Science Information (CSSSI): The Center for Science and Social Science Information (CSSSI), located in the Kline Biology Tower, provides Yale faculty, students, and staff with state-of-the-art information services in a technology-rich environment. It is designed to provide easily accessible support for science, social science, and interdisciplinary researchers.

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://bit.ly/2hu0myv. 

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.

http://bit.ly/2hu0myv 

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Data Librarian, Yale University Library, New Haven, CT

Commensurate with experience.

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 Data Librarian will join a well-established program of support for research and teaching with data, and will play a leadership role in providing and advancing the Yale University Library's data services. Reporting to the Director of Research Support and Outreach Programs at the Center for Science and Social Science Information, the Data Librarian is a member of the CSSSI team and participates in Yale University Library programs and committees.

Yale's Data Librarian increases the visibility and usability of data resources through research consultations, workshops and course-integrated instruction, online research guides, and outreach efforts. This librarian coordinates and provides Yale Library services to support research data management and develops the data management education program. The incumbent assists researchers in data management planning and provides instruction in data management issues and best practices to diverse audiences, including researchers, University staff, and Library colleagues. The Data Librarian supports the discovery, use, and management of locally created and externally available data.

The Data Librarian collaborates with subject librarians, GIS specialists, and staff from the StatLab, the Digital Humanities Lab, and the Yale Center for Research Computing to support the research data and data science needs of Yale researchers. This position advises on and implements scalable, sustainable, and domain-appropriate data services in support of research at Yale.

The incumbent coordinates the Research Data Consultation Group which consists of other specialists from the Library and campus-wide key stakeholders. The Data Librarian collaborates with campus partners, including the Office of the Deputy Provost for Research, the Office of Research Administration, the Yale Center for Research Computing, and the Yale Institute for Network Science, concerning issues of managing, curating, sharing, and preserving research data.

In consultation with subject librarians and the CSSSI Director of Collection Management, Technical Services, and Access Services, the Data Librarian assists in identifying and acquiring data resources relevant to research and teaching in the sciences, social sciences, and interdisciplinary fields. The incumbent advises library IT, electronic resources, cataloging, and preservation departments on receiving data resources and preparing them for discovery and availability to users. The Data Librarian collaborates with colleagues on metadata and preservation issues related to data.

The Data Librarian participates in outreach, research support, and instruction program planning and implementation for the CSSSI. The incumbent participates in Yale Library planning, committees, and task forces, and engages in campus, regional, and national professional organizations and collaborative activities; participates in professional activities outside of Yale and monitors developments and best practices elsewhere to help ensure the excellence of Yale's research support services and collections. The Data Librarian may represent Yale to state, national, and international data organizations.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • A Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school is required for this position. Librarians new to the profession are encouraged to apply.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability.
  • Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion.
  • Experience working collegially and cooperatively within and across organizations.
  • Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability finding and/or using research data.
  • Demonstrated ability with data management best practices and familiarity with requirements from funding agencies and scholarly publishers.


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: Undergraduate or advanced degree in engineering, math, science, or social science. Familiarity with quantitative, qualitative, and geospatial data analysis applications. Knowledge of metadata standards for quantitative and qualitative data. Experience providing public service and instruction in an academic research library. Reading knowledge of one or more Western European languages.

The University and the Library: The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including around 15 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Center for Science and Social Science Information, and the Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of approximately five hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to library readers. For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's web site at www.library.yale.edu.

The Center for Science and Social Science Information (CSSSI): The Center for Science and Social Science Information (CSSSI), located in the Kline Biology Tower, provides Yale faculty, students, and staff with state-of-the-art information services in a technology-rich environment. It is designed to provide easily accessible support for science, social science, and interdisciplinary researchers.

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://bit.ly/2gGLDTM. 


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.

http://bit.ly/2gGLDTM

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Assistant Supervisor of Youth Services for Teens, Newton Free Library, Newton, MA

Department:               Newton Free Library                                                

Location:                    330 Homer Street, Newton, MA
Salary Range:            $56,801 - 76,336 in 11 steps             

Grade:                         S09, AFSCME, Local 3092
Department Head:     Philip E. McNulty, Director
Date of Notice:          11/28/2017     

                                     

Do you know your teen lit authors, from Albertalli to Zentner? Can you engage teens and tweens in everything from Minecraft to handicrafts? Can you put the "team" in STEAM? Are you ready to get the community excited about supporting teens and to advocate for their needs? Can you take Newton's innovative teen services to the next level? If so, the Newton Free Library encourages you to apply to join our active Youth Services Department, and help us build on our successes and continue to transform services to teens and tweens, grades 5-12.

Exciting things are happening at the Newton Free Library. We have plans to open a new teen room complete with a ground-breaking tween area and tween collection, one of only a couple in Greater Boston. We recently received a staff development grant, a portion of which is going toward training a cross-departmental team to better serve teens and tweens. In 2017, we started a teen study nights program during school finals that brought in and engaged a large number of students.

The successful candidate will have the vision, drive, experience and energy to lead a team of cross-departmental staff in programming, outreach, and reference in a large, diverse, library environment. He or She will show an ability and passion for relating to teens and engaging them in the library, and will evince a knowledge of teen development trends and issues as they relate to public library service. Responsibilities include assisting in the leadership of a large, talented staff of 17 Youth Services people, leading a cross-departmental "teen team," developing an extensive youth collection and managing Teen and Tween collection and programming budgets. The Assistant Supervisor of Youth Services represents the library throughout the community and to agencies and organizations serving teens and youth, as well as being part of the library's collaborative leadership and planning team.

 

Qualifications: Master of Science in Library Science (MLS) and three to five years of related experience including supervisory experience. The successful candidate will demonstrate significant experience serving teens and tweens, and an understanding of library processes and technology.

Individuals interested in the above position should submit a completed application, resume and cover letter addressed to Philip McNulty, Library Director, using the City of Newton's online application process at https://cityofnewton.hyrell.com by Friday, December 22, 2017.

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Graduate Assistantships, James E. Brooks Library, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA

Dr. Gregory Paveza, Interim Dean of Libraries, announces graduate assistantship opportunities with the James E. Brooks Library. Graduate assistantships allow individuals to study in any of CWU's more than twenty graduate programs while gaining valuable professional experience in an academic library. The assistantship is ideal for new or experienced librarians seeking a second subject master's. Candidates must apply to the graduate school and be accepted into a program prior to being accepted as a paid library graduate assistant. 

Applications must be submitted online by 5:00 pm 1/22/2018 to the Office of Graduate Studies and Research: http://www.cwu.edu/~masters/ Graduate assistants will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a variety of public and technical service activities.

 

Graduate assistantships are for one academic year but may be continued dependent on funding for positions for an additional year.  Graduate assistantship benefits per academic year include a stipend of $10,484, partial tuition waiver, medical insurance coverage, and payment of the Student Medical and Counseling Clinic and Wellness fees.  The total contract value is approximately $18,454.13, subject to change. Please contact the School of Graduate Studies and Research for further information regarding contract benefits. 

 

Queries should be addressed to Kim Hansen, Administrative Specialist at kim.hansen@cwu.edu, by phone at (509) 963-1901, or by mail to the James E. Brooks Library, 400 East University Way, Ellensburg, WA 98926-7548.

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Collections & Archives Management Intern, Boston Children's Museum, Boston, MA

INTERN TITLE:  The Elvira Growdon Internship for Collections and Archives Management

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Assists with multiple projects involving collections and/or archives materials at Boston Children's Museum. These projects include, but are not limited to, inventorying, cataloging, documenting, researching and appropriately housing materials; taking digital images and scans; developing finding aids and/or search terms; preparing and entering catalog records into the PastPerfect database. The intern will divide their time between specific research projects and more general collections/archives work. In consultation with the supervising collections manager, the intern will develop a concrete project intended to complement personal research interests. Projects may focus on natural history specimens, cultural and ethnographic materials, archival records, or a combination of these areas.

Interns will be welcome in all areas of the Museum's collection, including American History, Native American, East Asian and Japanese, Dolls & Toys, Natural History, and Institutional Archives.

LEARNING COMPONENT: The Museum's Collections Internship provides in depth, hands on training for graduate students interested in gaining collections and archives management experience in a museum setting. The intern will be introduced to BCM's collections policies, registration procedures, and collections and archives management practices.

In addition, the intern will have ample opportunity to learn about many operations of the Museum, attend meetings, and meet with staff in various departments.

SKILLS REQUIRED: Students in Museum Studies, Library and Information Science, Archival Studies, Historic Administration, Cultural Studies, Natural Sciences, Anthropology, Archaeology, Art History, History and Historic Preservation programs that have had coursework or experience in collections care and management, cataloging, records management and/or historical research methods are encouraged to apply.

The candidate should have excellent PC skills with knowledge of Windows applications; be familiar with database systems and digital imaging; have excellent organizational skills; be detail-oriented, responsible and dependable; have working knowledge of office procedures and equipment.

Candidates must be registered students during the term of the internship; Graduate students preferred.

TERM: The intern is required to serve for a minimum of 150 hours distributed over a minimum of 10 weeks. Service hours will be organized around the student's class and/or work schedules. Intern hours must be completed Monday-Friday. A stipend will be awarded to support the work of students selected for this internship.

The selected candidate must coordinate with their degree program/institution for the internship to be credit-bearing. Please note that internship applicants are responsible for providing copies of the internship description to their advisors, and for making all appropriate arrangements with their schools to receive credit for the internship. Interns must provide documentation showing that course credit will be given for completion of the internship.

One intern will be selected for the fall, spring and summer semester.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to lift 40 lbs. 

About the Museum: Boston Children's Museum engages children and families in joyful discovery experiences that instill an appreciation of our world, develop foundational skills, and spark a lifelong love of learning. The Museum is a welcoming, imaginative, child-centered learning environment that supports diverse families in nurturing their children's creativity and curiosity. We promote the healthy development of all children so that they will fulfill their potential and contribute to our collective wellbeing and future prosperity.

 

Since 1913, Boston Children's Museum has been using objects to help families better understand the world around them. BCM has collected and exhibited natural history specimens, ethnographic artifacts, as well as those objects most closely associated with children's museums: dolls, toys and games. The Museum's humanities collection totals approximately 35,000 cultural artifacts and the natural history collection holds 15,000 objects. Although our exhibit experience was transformed in the 1960s and 70s to concentrate on hands-on and interactive opportunities, collections continue to play an important role in our exhibits and educational programs.

 

To Apply: Please send your resume and cover letter as a Word document or PDF attachment to Rachel Farkas, Curator of Collections, at Farkas@BostonChildrensMuseum.org. Please include "Growdon Intern" in the subject line and reference in the cover letter where you found this posting. 

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Library Assistants, Harvard College Library, Cambridge, MA

The Judaica Department with the Harvard College Library is currently hiring two less than half time employees.

1. Temporary Library Assistant (Hebrew)

Supervised by the Lee M. Friedman Judaica Technical Services Librarian, assists in a variety of activities to help prepare Judaica Division data for migration to a new online system in July 2018. This is a less than half time appointment, working less than 17.5 hours per week. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Updates bibliographic, holding, and item records and may assist in the processing of invoices. Performs related duties as required.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Fluent knowledge of Hebrew. Facility in learning new computer programs. Ability to work independently, with judgment as to when  to consult  a supervisor.

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 your cover letter and resume to juddiv@fas.harvard.edu

2. Temporary Library Assistant (Western European Languages)

Supervised by the Lee M. Friedman Judaica Technical Services Librarian, assists in a variety of activities to help prepare Judaica Division data for migration to a new online system in July 2018. This is a less than half time appointment, working less than 17.5 hours per week. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Updates bibliographic, holding, and item records and may assist in the processing of invoices. Performs related duties as required.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Very strong knowledge of German or French. Familiarity with other Western European languages highly desirable. Facility in learning new computer programs. Ability to work independently, with judgement as to when to consult a supervisor.

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 your cover letter and resume to juddiv@fas.harvard.edu.

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Substitute Librarian, Boston Latin School, Boston, MA

Longterm Substitute Position - Librarian - Boston Latin School, Boston Public Schools
The Keefe Library at Boston Latin School is looking for a longterm substitute starting on Wednesday, January 3 through Friday, February 16. We are a busy library in a grade 7-12 exam school in the Boston Public School system. BLS is located on Avenue Louis Pasteur next door to Simmons College. Library hours are 7:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. with the two librarians alternating opening and closing each day.
Previous experience working in a school, teacher license and/or Sub Skills Basic Training Course online at www.STEDI.org are required.
 
Interested candidates should email Deeth Ellis (dellis@bostonpublicschools.org)  by December 4, 2017.  Click these links to read the job description on BPS TalentEd and find out about the process for becoming a substitute at BPS.

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Project Manager, NELLCO, Albany, NY

OPEN POSITION: ALLStAR Project Manager

NELLCO is a vibrant consortium of law libraries established over thirty years ago. Founded as a regional cooperative network of just 15 New England Law Libraries, NELLCO now has more than 120 member law libraries across the United States, Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. A nimble, dynamic, member driven organization, NELLCO has proven its value to members in four vital realms: collaboration, communication, innovation, and education. NELLCO is currently based in Albany, New York's capital city, known for its quality of life and low cost of living. Albany frequently ranks in the lists of best places to live among all cities in New York and across the United States.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

NELLCO is seeking an experienced, collaborative, Project Manager to work directly on ALLSTAR (Academic Law Libraries: Statistics, Analytics, and Reports) Benchmarking, the academic law library data collection, analysis, and benchmarking project and tool developed by academic law librarians. 

Under the general supervision of the NELLCO Executive Director and in consultation with the ALLStAR Advisory Board, the ALLStAR Project Manager will oversee the rapid development of ALLStAR Benchmarking, a sophisticated, web-based data collection and analysis tool. ALLStAR allows subscribers to input and compare data; create, analyze, and export data and reports; and conduct internal assessment and peer benchmarking utilizing the data. Some of the data is publicly available and mass-uploaded; other data requires manual entry by participants.

ALLStAR was collaboratively developed over three-years by academic law librarians, led by Yale Law Library, and in partnership with NELLCO. ALLStAR runs on the Counting Opinions LibPAS platform. The ALLStAR Project Manager will chair the ALLStAR Advisory Board and oversee the continued development of ALLStAR Benchmarking. The ALLStAR Project Manager will edit ALLStAR in LibPAS CMS; solicit input for refinement from the academic law library community; work closely with the ALLStAR Advisory Board; take the initiative to implement enhancements to ALLStAR; advise subscribers on how to use and maximize ALLStAR including creating reports relevant to their institutional needs; help subscribers analyze data; work closely with Counting Opinions to upload publicly available data and implement high-level changes to ALLStAR; demonstrate ALLStAR's value to subscribers and potential subscribers; maintain NELLCO's ALLStAR webpage; promote ALLStAR at conferences, meetings, and other venues.

The part-time position is estimated to work approximately ten hours per week, with some weeks requiring less time while others requiring more. This position is a one-year appointment with the option of continued employment at the end of the year. The successful candidate will be highly organized, productive, self-motivated, and an excellent communicator and team player. 

More information on ALLStAR Benchmarking can be found at www.nellco.org/allstar. 

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serve as the primary contact between ALLStAR/NELLCO and Counting Opinions
  • Lead the development of ALLStAR Benchmarking in consultation with the NELLCO Executive Director, the NELLCO Board of Directors, and the ALLStAR Advisory Board
  • Lead the ALLStAR Advisory Board and its two groups, Publicity & Outreach and Content, in executing their charges and overseeing their work
  • In consultation with the Advisory Board, make substantive changes to ALLStAR, including adding/modifying/deleting collections, performance indicators, and definitions
  • Exercising independent judgment, make refinements to ALLStAR.
  • Develop a calendar that includes a timeline for data input deadlines, report summary data, and survey changes and upgrades
  • Assist ALLStAR subscribers with using and maximizing ALLStAR data
  • Create sample and template reports that will assist law libraries in justifying and lobbying for stable/increased library expenditures, positions, collections, and more
  • Support and present ALLStAR at workshops, training sessions, webinars, and other venues
  • Other duties related to ALLStAR as required

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor's degree required JD, MBA, MLIS, and/or advanced degree in a related field preferred
  • Experience with project management and data analysis is required.
  • Experience taking a prototype to post-production is preferred
  • Experience working in academic libraries and conducting library assessment is strongly preferred

REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Demonstrated ability to develop a strategy for and lead a complex project from inception to completion in a timely matter with an excellent final product
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a content management system
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience using advanced Excel features
  • Demonstrated knowledge of basic statistics and statistical tools
  • Demonstrated superb oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative, team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse clientele; excellent interpersonal skills
  • Proven record of reliable attendance, punctuality, and diligent performance
  • Demonstrated record of agility, flexibility, and openness to change
  • Ability to perform responsibilities ethically, confidentially, and with integrity

PREFERRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of advanced statistics and statistical tools

SALARY ALLStAR

Project Manager is an hourly position with a competitive range.

LOCATION AND TRAVEL

The ALLStAR Project Manager may work out of the NELLCO offices at 756 Madison Avenue in Albany, New York. Remote work may also be considered.

On-site training will take place in New Haven, Connecticut and/or Albany, New York. The position will require travel for workshops, training sessions, and conferences. 

TO APPLY

Send current resume, letter of intent, contact information for three references and related inquiries to corie.dugas@nellco.org. Applications will be reviewed as received and will be accepted through December 31, 2017. The position is available January 15, 2018 and start date is negotiable.

NELLCO is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.

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Reference Services Intern, West Hartford Public Library, West Hartford, CT

The West Hartford Public Library welcomes applications from MLS candidates for its internship program. The program has been designed to provide practical, on-the-job experience to individuals pursuing a career in reference service.  Applicants must have completed at least four graduate level library science courses before the start date of their internship including a reference services course. The successful applicant will be paid a stipend of $4375 for 250 hours of work over approximately 5 months starting in January.

The intern will have the opportunity to shadow librarians at a fast-paced reference desk and to help to implement a special technology, video, and marketing project (with a focus on video production). In addition, the intern will help with other departmental projects such as website management, social media, library programs, subject bibliographies, and other projects as assigned.  Although the intern will work primarily in the Adult Division of the Noah Webster Library located at 20 South Main Street, s/he will do a rotation in each of the library's two branches as well as other library divisions to gain a broader understanding of public library operations.

This internship program is funded through the generous support of the West Hartford Public Library Foundation's Thomas F. Kilfoil Fund.

Eligibility and requirements:

  • Enrollment in a Master of Library Science Program
  • Applicants must have completed at least four courses including a reference services course before the start date of the internship
  • Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S. and must not currently be employed by the West Hartford Library
  • Schedule is flexible but may include some weekday, evening, and weekend hours
  • Candidate must have reliable transportation

Please email the following to internshipwesthartfordlibrary.org by December 15, 2017. Candidates will be notified by mid-January.

  • Resume and cover letter
  • Personal statement (250-300 words) explaining your interest in libraries and reference service in particular
  • List of completed classes (unofficial transcripts accepted)

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Archivist & Records Coordinator, Emerson College, Boston, MA

Description

The Archivist & Records Coordinator contributes to the operation of the Emerson College Archives and Special Collections by providing reference services for patrons, processing collections, overseeing interns, and acquiring permanent institutional records. This position also contributes to a college-wide records management program by training Departmental Records Officers (DROs) and other staff on records management issues and archival procedures.

This is a bargaining unit position. In this position, you will be exclusively represented by the Service Employees International Union, Local 888 for purposes of wages, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.

Work Activities 

  1. Responsible for all aspects of fulfilling archives requests by providing reference service to internal and external constituencies, locating the requested information/materials and delivering, retrieving and refiling as necessary. Maintains a charge out system, maintains statistical data, in order to generate and analyze reports.
  2. Enhance access by accessioning new acquisitions, creating inventories and box lists, and processing large and complex collections. Updates and maintains archival discovery systems while keeping the ECASC web pages current to provide patrons with up-to-date information on collections and services.
  3. Collaborates with the Head of Archives and Special Collections to acquire and maintain institutional records and archival collections documenting the history of Emerson College.
  4. Train and assist DROs and staff in implementing the principles and practices of records management, update records management policies and schedules and publish them on the website as necessary.
  5. Collaborate as necessary with campus partners in outreach efforts such as Alumni Weekend activities, exhibits (physical and digital), archival displays, primary source instruction, and special events.
  6. Maintain inactive records stored and managed by a third party vendor by coordinating deliveries and retrievals. Assist departments and vendors in establishing and maintaining departmental accounts. Provide user training on inactive records storage practices and procedures. Coordinate and schedule records destruction for all departments across campus.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Education

ALA accredited master's degree in library/information science with coursework in Archives or Archival Management.

Comprehensive knowledge of current trends in archival appraisal, description, preservation, access, and dissemination of archival information.

Advanced communication skills and customer service orientation, including the ability to work with all academic levels from administrators to staff and faculty.

Familiarity with archival discovery systems.

Knowledge of Records Management best practices.

Ability to plan and coordinate complex projects and services.

Knowledge of archival metadata standards including Dublin Core, METS, MODS, PREMIS, and VRA core.

Preferred/Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and Education

Degree specializing in archival management.

Experience with one or more of the following systems: Preservica, AtoM, and Omeka.

Experience conducting training sessions.

Required Prior Work Experience

Three to five years experience related to career discipline. Two or more years experience working with archives and institutional records.

To Apply

Interested applicants may apply online at Emerson College's Employment website:  https://emerson.peopleadmin.com/postings/16061

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Associate Deans, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI

Two Associate Dean Positions, Grand Valley State University, Michigan


Grand Valley State University (GVSU) Libraries is seeking nominations and applications for two Associate Deans (ADs) to provide leadership to a thriving and risk-taking organization. GVSU Libraries embarked on an exciting path of evolution and continued exploration with the arrival of a new Dean. Serving as a nexus for quality education and with a visionary focus on student experience, the libraries play a critical role in advancing a liberal education through intellectual partnership with faculty and students throughout the university.

Learn more about the positions by reading the position descriptions for

AD Curriculum, Research and User Services (CRUS) at https://gvsu.edu/library/adcurriculum and

AD Curation, Publishing and Preservation Services (CPPS) at https://gvsu.edu/library/adcuration 

 

Discover the compensation package by reading the Compensation FAQ (https://gvsu.edu/library/adsearch), visiting the GVSU Wellness website (https://www.gvsu.edu/bewellgv), and the GVSU HR site (https://www.gvsu.edu/hro).

 

Interested in applying?  Go to Curriculum, Research & User Services at http://jobs.gvsu.edu/cw/en-us/job/492722 or Curation, Publishing & Preservation Services at http://jobs.gvsu.edu/cw/en-us/job/492723

Questions? Feel free to contact Annie Bélanger, search committee co-chair and Dean via email annie.belanger@gvsu.edu or telephone 616-331-2621.

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Digital Communications Librarian, Newton Free Library, Newton, MA

Digital Communications and an active online presence are essential to the Newton Free Library's vision of service. We are seeking a talented and energetic individual to join the Library's Technology Team, and be an integral part of enhancing the library user experience with hands-on classes, STEAM & Maker programming and user-focused web services. You will be joining a collaborative and enthusiastic staff at one of the state's most active libraries in terms of borrowing, visits and virtual visits.

 

The Digital Communications Librarian is responsible for the Library's digital initiatives and organization of online resources in order to improve access to the collection, promote the library in the community, and enhance our patrons' online experience. He or she manages the library's responsive website and Libguides content management system, and participates in regular patron instruction in both library resources and general tech topics. Other responsibilities include developing staff information resources, staff and patron training, managing social networking platforms as a means of interacting with patrons and helping launch new initiatives in digitizing the Library's collection.  There will be regularly assigned shifts at service desks in our busy Public Services Department. A sound understanding of html coding in a responsive page environment is essential to this position, as is experience with content management systems.

 

Qualifications: Bachelors or Masters of Science degree in Library Science from an accredited program and one to three years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience in Computer Science or related fields.  Broad knowledge of advanced professional library science, and the operation of library equipment such as personal computers and computer software. Demonstrated experience with HTML coding and website content management systems.

 

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, union benefited position. One evening per week and Saturday rotation required.

 

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

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Public Services Librarian, Newton Free Library, Newton, MA

Position Title:  Public Services Librarian/Part Time

Department: Library     

Location: 330 Homer Street

Salary:  Monday- Saturday: $24.62/hour; Sundays: $36.93/hour             

Grade: Non-union 

Department Head: Philip E. McNulty, Director

Closing Date:  open until filled

 

The Newton Free Library is the busiest single library location in Massachusetts and delivers a wide array of services and programming to the Newton Community. The Public Services Department is seeking a customer service oriented team member to assist patrons with their varied information needs.

 

Answers reference questions in person, on the telephone, via email and real time. Enthusiastically instructs patrons in the use of all library resources and provides readers advisory service. Participates in department activities including class instruction and programming, keeps current with developing technology and Web 2.0 tools as they relate to reference and public service, updates and contributes to LibGuides, works on projects and other duties as assigned.

 

Hours:  Regular weekday/evening shift(s); additional on-call weekday, evening and weekend hours.

 

Qualifications: M.L.S. from an accredited library school, proficiency in automated systems, database and Internet searching and MS Office products. Familiar with LibGuides, social media and developing technology. Strong customer service skills; reference experience; demonstrated ability to work successfully in a team setting; work positively with a diverse constituency and willingness to work on-call hours.

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

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Midwest Archives Conference: Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship Applications Solicited

Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship Applications Solicited

MAC is soliciting applications for the 2018 Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship for Minority Students (http://www.midwestarchives.org/motley). The scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to minority students pursuing graduate education in archival administration and to encourage ethnic diversification of the MAC membership and of the archival profession as a whole. Two $750 scholarships, accompanied by one-year memberships to MAC, will be awarded.

 

In order to be eligible for a scholarship, the applicant must be of African, American Indian, Asian or Pacific Islander, or Latino decent; must be a student currently enrolled in or accepted in a graduate, multicourse program in archival administration; and must have a grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in his or her academic program. If the program is not listed in the SAA Directory of Archival Education, http://www2.archivists.org/dae, the applicant must provide proof of the multicourse standard by submitting copies of course descriptions from the institution's current departmental catalog. Applicants are not required to be residents of or attend school in the MAC region.

 

Applications are due March 1, 2018 and must include the following documents:

 

Completed applications should be sent to:

Rachel Howard

Digital Initiatives Librarian

University of Louisville Libraries

Archives and Special Collections

Louisville, KY  40292

Telephone: 502-852-4476

Email: rachel.howard@louisville.edu

Applications must be emailed or postmarked by March 1, 2018.

Awards will be announced no later than June 1, 2018.

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Reference and Outreach Archivist, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Requisition Number: STFR004194
Division/College: Library
Responsibilities:
Northeastern University
Reference and Outreach Archivist
About:
In addition to Northeastern History, the University Archives and Special Collections at the Northeastern University Libraries houses and carefully curates a diverse and growing collection of historical records about Boston. One major focus is to preserve and provide access to the history of Boston's social movements, including civil and political rights, immigrant rights, homelessness, and urban and environmental justice. We have recently acquired two major news collections that both serve as the backdrop to our collecting as well as expanding our horizons for future large-scale projects.
To that end, our work is community-focused, rooted in critical theory, and extremely collaborative--including city-wide civic participation, inter-archival digital collection building, partnering with grassroots organizations and activists, and liaising with our user communities--on campus and off.
This position is right for someone with a true passion for our collecting foci; someone who can spread that energy virally. Someone with the sensitivity, driven to reach audiences outside of typical Archives user communities-- to inject community knowledge, rooted in history, into current discourse.
Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Head of Special Collections and University Archivist, the Reference and Outreach Archivist (ROA ) manages all University Archives and Special Collections' public and outreach services.
The ROA manages the Archives' reference services, including managing reading room staff and overseeing answering reference or research requests; plans and implements online and physical library exhibits; conducts tours and provides talks and presentations to visitors; maintains the Library's online presence, including reference and research tools; and works with Scholarly Communications department on Library publishing initiatives.
The ROA will also reach out to and work collaboratively UASC's community partners which include social justice organizations and activists working in Boston, members of under-represented communities with a special focus on African-American, Latinx, Asian-American and GLBTQ folks, newspaper publishers and members of the press, and Boston's community historians. The ROA will also assist in securing funding for special projects.
The ROA coordinates with Research and Instruction Librarians to teach course-integrated instruction and workshops; forges relationships with faculty to encourage the integration of special collections into teaching and student research; creates instructional materials; and sustains ongoing communication with and outreach to students and faculty.
The ROA Manages rights and reproductions, including photographs and other visual materials from the UASC in the production of print and electronic publications.
Qualifications:
Master's degree in Library and/or Information Science with an Archives Concentration. 2+ years of successful, professional experience with increasing responsibilities in an archival setting. Broad understanding of trends in Archives and Special Collections as well as technical ability. Strong project management, planning, organizational, and supervisory skills. Attention to detail. Excellent oral and written communications skills and the ability to communicate effectively and empathetically with community partners. Must be able to lift 40 pounds and work in an environment in which exposure to materials containing dust and mold is possible.
Additional Information:
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: http://apptrkr.com/1124932
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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Volunteer Opportunity, Teen Room, Public Library of Brookline, Brookline, MA

The Public Library of Brookline is looking for a volunteer to help staff our Teen Room every other Friday during the school year.


Volunteers will work an average of 3 hours a week on every other Friday, between 2-5 PM between their start date and June 8, 2018.
Duties will include: providing information to patrons using the teen space, monitoring computer use and troubleshooting basic computer problems, basic shelving, shelf-reading, and familiarizing patrons with the collections and space.  We are seeking enough volunteers to cover the afternoons every other Friday, in three hour shifts, with the potential for other periodic requests for coverage on other days if it fits with the volunteer's schedule. More specific projects can be given if desired, to be determined by the volunteer and the Teen Services librarian. Interns will learn about the daily workings of a public library, specifically in Teen Services, and gain practical experience in staffing a public service desk in a busy public library.
All of our volunteers will need to fill out a CORI form to volunteer here at the library.  We will need a copy of your ID to submit with the form.
If interested, please contact the Teen Librarian Robin Brenner at rbrenner@minlib.net to set up a short interview. 

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British Studies 2018 - USM

"How would you like to spend a month in beautiful London, England, while earning graduate course credits?
 
If yes, then come along with us next June on British Studies 2018, a month-long study abroad program hosted by The University of Southern Mississippi's School of Library and Information Science (SLIS), for on-site lectures and guided tours of some of the U.K.'s most important and historic libraries, archives, and special collections.
 
The program is offered June 1 to July 2nd, 2018 and carries six hours of credit from The University of Southern Mississippi, a fully-accredited ALA institution of higher learning. Students participating in the LIS course will learn about historic and modern British repositories and collections on-site from distinguished British librarians, archivists, and information specialists.
 
Registration is now open, but space is limited. Completed online application, with $300 application fee, are due by February 15th, 2018. Program deposits should be paid to the Office of Study Abroad. Balance of fees, less deposit, should be paid according to the regular summer schedule as outlined by the USM Business Services Office. The withdrawal deadline is March 1st, by 11:59 p.m.
(Students from U.S. or Canadian LIS schools are more than welcome to participate; there are no out-of-state or out-of-country fees.)
Information about course requirements, including the tentative 2018 schedule and syllabus, is available at: www.usm.edu/library-information-science/british-studies
 
Early Bird Special
Students who apply online and submit the $300 application fee to the Office of Study Abroad 
by December 8, 2017, at 5 pm will have a $50 discount applied to their account once fees are charged for the summer semester.  
 
A valid passport is required so applicants without a passport are encouraged to apply for one now. For more program details and to apply online, visit: www.usm.edu/british-studies

Accommodations
The British Studies Program is headquartered in central London at the University of Westminster's Marylebone Hall, across the street from Madame Tussaud's and very near the West End and Regent Park. The dorm rooms are small but modern; everyone gets a private room with a small, private bath and access to a shared kitchen. Participants quickly make friends with the students in their class as well as students from across the country. Note: This program includes extensive walking and taking stairs. There are also crowds in public transportation (buses and tube) and public attractions. The climate difference tends to affect allergies,
 
Costs
The cost for the program ($6200 USD) includes graduate tuition for 6 credit hours in an ALA-accredited program, housing, and academic excursions, including day trips to Greenwich, Bletchley Park, and Oxford. There are no out-of-state fees. Airfare is not included in the cost of the program. However, students may opt in for a group flight departing either New Orleans, Jackson, Dallas or Charleston on June 1 and returning home on July 2 at the cost of $1,500. Students who book their own flight should discuss details with Study Abroad Coordinator, Jessica Bunales, at jessica.l.bunales@usm.edu prior to booking airfare. 
 
This program qualifies for financial aid in the form of guaranteed student loans, Pell Grants, and other applicable scholarships. Southern Miss students requiring financial aid should contact the Office of Study Abroad. Call 601-266-4344 or visit the Web site: www.usm.edu/british-studies.
 
The British Studies Program offers two scholarships specifically for students accepted to this program. Southern Miss students can apply for the Frances and Phil Sudduth Scholarship. Students from consortium partner institutions can apply for the Kenneth "Rock" Clinton Scholarship. Applications for these scholarships open in March. 
 
If you have any questions about finances, please contact Study Abroad Coordinator, Jessica Bunales, at jessica.l.bunales@usm.edu
 
 
 
The University of Southern Mississippi's School of Library and Information Science is fully accredited by the American Library Association and students from LIS and IS programs from across the U.S. and Canada have participated. Students will complete a reflective online journal about their experiences and sites visited. Additional requirements include relevant readings, two book reviews, and a research paper on an approved topic related to British libraries, archives, special collections or services. View the 2017 class blog with links to student blogs at: http://usmbritishstudies17.blogspot.com/

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Teen Librarian, Stevens Memorial Library, North Andover, MA

The Stevens Memorial Library seeks to fill a part-time (18-hours a week) Teen Librarian position.

ESSENTIAL​ ​JOB​ ​FUNCTIONS​:

  • Works with the Adult, Teen and Reference (ATR) Services Librarian to develop and implement a variety of programs and services including book discussions, summer reading events and activities, etc.
  • Performs various tasks requiring a broad knowledge of teen / young adult literature, bibliographic sources and principles of information delivery and services to teens / young adults.
  • Provides reference and readers' advisory services to teens / young adults, parents, teachers and caregivers.
  • Effectively uses and promotes the library's collections and electronic resources and assists the ATR Services Librarian with teen / young adult collection development in all formats.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of library resources and an awareness of new resources and technologies.
  • Provides excellent customer service to the public in person and over the phone and interprets library services and policies to patrons in a clear, consistent and courteous manner.
  • Actively participates in staff development and training opportunities when appropriate and embraces opportunities to learn in a changing environment.

MINIMUM​ ​QUALIFICATIONS​ ​FOR​ ​PERFORMING​ ​ESSENTIAL​ ​JOB​ ​FUNCTIONS​:

  • Proficiency in current and emerging trends in library technologies (equipment and their applications).
  • Commitment to excellent customer service with demonstrated enthusiasm, patience and flexibility when working with teens / young adults.
  • Knowledge of search techniques using print and electronic resources and an ability to instruct others in their use.
  • Experience using a library automated system and programs; office applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations; social media and web development resources.
  • Ability to create positive working relationships and collaborate successfully with co-workers; ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • High degree of flexibility and ability to multi-task and frequently change focus in order to meet the varying needs of library users and the dynamic needs of public library service.
  • Experience in planning and presenting teen / young adult programs.

MINIMUM​ ​REQUIREMENTS​:

Education: Master's Degree in Library Science (MLS) or Library and Information Science (MLIS) from an American Library Association accredited library school or Bachelor's Degree with course work toward the degree.

Experience: Work experience in public library setting with teen / young adult patrons preferred.

Physical​ ​Requirements​: Performs duties under typical library conditions. Position requires frequent physical effort, such as carrying books (20-30 lbs), pushing book carts (up to 150 lbs), bending, stretching, grasping, etc. to retrieve library materials. Able to view computer screens for extended time periods and able to operate computers, telephones, photocopiers, printers and other office equipment.

Schedule:​ ​18 hours a week including at least 1 evening and regular weekend (Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 12:30-5pm) in rotation from Labor Day through Memorial Day.

Compensation:

Rate:

Librarian I (S-10) $20.24 - $24.23 in 8 steps; coursework in an MLS degree program

Librarian I (S-11) $21.26 - $25.46 in 8 steps; coursework in an MLS degree program

Librarian I (S-12) $22.10 - $26.46 in 8 steps; MLS degree

Position is subject to the terms and conditions of the Town of North Andover's AFSCME - Professional Librarians collective bargaining agreement: (http://www.townofnorthandover.com/Pages/NAndoverMA_WebDocs/lm1316.pdf)

Deadline:​ ​Anyone interested in the above position must​ ​email​ a cover letter and resume to:

Kathleen Keenan, Library Director c/o Karen Consoli at KConsoli@NorthAndoverMA.gov

Position is available immediately.

Position is open until filled.

The Town of North Andover is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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University Archives Associate, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

University Archives Associate

Library Associate 3 

The University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries seeks a University Archives Associate to be part of the Department of Special and Area Studies Collections. Reporting to the University Archivist, the University Archives Associate participates in management of the University of Florida Archives and represents the collections to the University of Florida community as well as patrons, visitors, donors, and the general public. Responsibilities include processing institutional records; managing and enhancing digital collections; providing instruction, orientations, and other education and outreach activities; and providing reference and research services. Coordinates special projects, with attention to promotion, extension and alignment of the University Archives with emerging scholarly trends, digital access, and the needs of a preeminent comprehensive, land grant research institution.

 

To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the University Archives Associate will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, and perspectives in work activities

 

The search has been extended until November 30, 2017, and applications will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/StaffPositions.html.

 

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

 

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

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Executive Director, Northern New York Library Network, Potsdam, NY

Northern New York Library Network (NNYLN)

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 

The Northern New York Library Network (NNYLN), one of New York State's most innovative library systems, invites applications and nominations for an entrepreneurial leader with vision, imagination and enthusiasm to serve as Executive Director. The successful candidate will be able to build alliances, foster networking and collaboration among various types of libraries, and manage significant projects that scale from regional to statewide.

 

About NNYLN: NNYLN is a multi-type library cooperative covering the seven counties on the northern border of New York. Its members include all types of libraries, including library systems, academic, public, and special libraries. Its service area is 10,637 square miles with a population of 550,436. NNYLN provides members with a wide array of services, including New York State Historic Newspapers, New York Heritage, DueNorth resource sharing, continuing education programs, grant opportunities, and the region's medical information program.

 

NNYLN's offices are located in Potsdam, NY, in the heart of the North Country, where there is a vibrant blend of outdoor activities, safe, affordable communities and easy access to the advantages of larger cities. The Canton-Potsdam area is uniquely located between the 1000 Islands and the Adirondack Park, two historically famous areas, and features numerous opportunities for both river and mountain recreation. The region's blend of cultural and higher education opportunities (four universities in the immediate area), excellent public schools and very affordable housing make this area an appealing place to live.

 

About the position: The successful candidate will be able to foster innovation and collaboration among various types of libraries and envision significant projects that reflect the needs of the members. Additionally, the successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to advocate on behalf of member libraries; show a commitment to understanding and responding to emerging issues in the library and technology fields; show proven success working with and reporting to a governing board; demonstrate political acumen in working with state government; and document a successful record of human resource administration and fiscal management. 

The successful candidate must hold an MLS from an ALA-accredited program, and have eight or more full years of professional library experience (post-MLS), with at least four of those years in an administrative capacity.

Compensation: The beginning salary range is $90,000-$125,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications. NNYLN offers an excellent benefits package including a 12% TIAA contribution, 24 vacation days, 6 personal days, 12 sick days, health, disability, and dental insurance.

To apply: Interested applicants should email, in PDF format, a resume, professional references, and cover letter that specifically addresses the requirements and responsibilities of the position, to search@nnyln.org with "Executive Director" in the subject line. The position will remain open until filled, however preference will be given to applications received by January 19, 2018. 

A full job description may be found here.

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Document Delivery & Interlibrary Loan Supervisor, Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA

DOCUMENT DELIVERY & INTERLIBRARY LOAN SUPEVISOR, School of Law, Samuel M. Fineman Law

Tracking Code: 5221/K1417

Job Description: Coordinate all document and interlibrary loan (ILL) services for the law library, law students and general library users. Provide expertise and assistance to library users and other staff in locating materials and searching library records in online bibliographic sources. Assist the Head of Access Services and the Circulation Supervisor with document services for law faculty and other circulation services. Assist library administrative staff with research, bibliographic compilations and other projects. 

Required Skills: B.A./B.S., strong computer skills, excellent communication skills and one to three years of experience in a library public services department. Experience with legal materials and/or document services and interlibrary loan procedures and policies preferred. This position is Monday to Friday 12PM-8PM during the academic year, and M-F 10AM-6PM during the summer.

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular

Salary: Grade 71

Apply here.

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Library Media Specialist, Wakefield Public Schools, Wakefield, MA

LOCATION: Greenwood/Walton

SALARY: Per Contract

QUALIFICATION Mass DESE Certification in Library media

DUTIES​ ​& ​ RESPONSIBILITES: See Job Description

CLOSING​ ​ ​DATE: Open until filled

STARTING​ ​ ​DATE: September 1, 2017

RESUMES​ ​TO​ ​BE​ ​FORWARDED​ ​TO: Jeff​ ​Weiner,​ ​Technology​ ​Director Wakefield​ ​Public​ ​Schools 60​ ​Farm​ ​Street Wakefield,​ ​MA​ ​01880

The​ ​Wakefield​ ​Public​ ​Schools​ ​are​ ​committed​ ​to​ ​the​ ​prevention​ ​of​ ​harassment​ ​and discrimination​ ​based​ ​upon​ ​sex,​ ​race,​ ​color,​ ​ethnicity/national​ ​origin,​ ​religion,​ ​age, handicap/disability,​ ​sexual​ ​orientation,​ ​physical​ ​appearance,​ ​and​ ​physical/mental​ ​capacity.

Position​ ​Title: Library​ ​Media​ ​Specialist/Technology​ ​Integration​ ​Coach

Department: Greenwood-Walton​ ​Library​ ​Media​ ​Specialist

Reports​ ​to: Deb​ ​Collura,​ ​Principal Definition

The LMS job description includes information cited from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) as well as standards from the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).

Qualifications/Experience

At least 2-3 years' work experience in a school library as a Library Media Specialist or a Technology Integration Specialist. Experience as a classroom teacher is a plus.

Certification Mass DESE Certification in Library Media

ESSENTIAL​ ​DUTIES​ ​AND​ ​RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Organization, administration, and evaluation of the school Learning Commons
  • Submit annual budget proposal for print, digital, and subscription resources that meet curriculum needs and supports classroom integration
  • Collaborate with the principal and school community to set a vision for the Learning Commons and its effective use
  • Performs all necessary tasks related to developing and curating the Learning Commons collection to support state curriculum standards. This includes all digital and print media and research tools.
  • Establish sustainable structures to support teacher peer modeling of research based technology integration strategies, providing opportunity for follow-up and feedback on a regular basis (i.e. teacher to teacher instructional practice observations with debrief)
  • Build the capacity of groups of teachers integrating instructional technology using rigorous curriculum across content areas
  • Serve as a leader and coach by maintaining relationships and supporting the instructional efforts of elementary educators and Professional Learning Communities (PLCs)
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how to use technology to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of diverse learners
  • Facilitates alignment of the library media program with information literacy goals and other school programs
  • Facilitates alignment of technology integration with literacy goals and curriculum frameworks
  • Coordinate and teach lessons that are aligned to digital literacy standards (DLCS) and the American Association of School Librarian standards (AASL). These lessons should model digital citizenship and active student participation through the use of digital tools, student choice, student voice and multimodalities
  • Remain current on contemporary library science and emerging educational technology research and professional development
  • Demonstrate an understanding of student learning needs and differentiation using technology as an instructional tool, including social media
  • Outstanding knowledge of children's literature as well as genres relevant to the library collection
  • Develop and maintain print publications and digital spaces such as blogs, wikis, websites, video channels
  • Partner with the other Library Media Specialists and the Technology Director to maintain a working schedule that supports flexible collaboration with classes, teachers, PLCs, and administration
  • Collaborate, design and present effective professional development workshops at the school and district level for classroom teachers
  • Supports teachers and students with the selection and utilization of digital learning tools for research, and hands-on learning
  • Collaborate with school and district technology team to review, assess, and refine the District Technology Plan
  • Provides support and guidance for all faculty in the areas of library media and technology.
  • Exhibits an outstanding level of teacher support and collaborative spirit

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.

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.

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Overnight & Weekend Library Assistants, LibGig, Malibu, CA

LibGig is seeking Overnight & Weekend Library Assistants to cover the information desk at a prestigious University located in Malibu, CA. These roles are short-term, temporary roles to provide overnight coverage during the school's fall semester finals. Coverage will need to be provided from December 3rd - 14th, with varying hours with all shifts being overnight and on the weekend. We need people who will be reliable, on time for the various shifts and have dependable transportation. Paid training is also provided prior to the start of finals.

We are looking for candidates who have had previous library experience.  Students currently enrolled in an MLS program or those who have received a Library Technician certificate are urged to apply. This position is great for those who are interested in work experience or looking for additional income.


Responsibilities:

  • Staff circulation desk during weekend and overnight hours;
  • Provide basic reference services to patrons;
  • Ability to assist with basic IT support;
  • Process Inter-Library Loan requests as needed;
  • Perform additional duties as needed or requested.


Qualifications:

  • Previous experience working in a library, academic setting preferred.
  • Ability to multi-task and interact with the public in a professional manner.
  • Previous experience working in public services is highly desired.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Must be reliable.


To apply, please visit: https://goo.gl/5i7xVZ

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Senior Researcher, LibGig, Palo Alto, CA

LibGig is seeking an experienced Senior Researcher to provide expert research and reference assistance in support of the various legal and administrative departments for a prestigious law firm's Palo Alto, CA office.  In addition to providing research, this role assists in regular outreach to the practice by providing training, consultative support, and informational updates in the areas of print and electronic research as well as facilitates the collection development and management of all west coast libraries.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides expert research and reference assistance to attorneys in all practice areas in a timely and effective manner using various print and digital resources. Where applicable, provides in-depth analysis and summarization of results. Bills time to client/matters as appropriate;
  • Provides consultative research and reference support advising lawyers on the optimal strategy and source selection to obtain most authoritative and cost-effective results;
  • Provides expert reference assistance to support the functions of the various administrative departments of the firm including, but not limited to, Business Development and New Business/Conflicts;
  • Assists in the development of new research and reference offerings and outreach, including but not limited to, bulletins, department and practice group presentations, and direct client services;
  • Mentors and trains more junior staff to provide expert research and reference support;
  • Maintains expert working knowledge of the library collections, online database resources, interlibrary loan availability, document delivery, and other resources as appropriate;
  • Demonstrates an expert level of proficiency in primary database usage, search strategy and syntax, and licensing restrictions;
  • Participates in resource evaluation projects including pilots of new services, comparisons of resources, and preparation of related evaluative memos;
  • Assist in the preparation of and/or delivery of relevant orientation and training programs. Assist in the gathering of materials and drafting or editing of handouts to support the program;
  • Support the development and maintenance of intranet reference collections. Assists with link checking, collection development, and integration of subject-specific resources into larger firm portal;
  • Responsible for the maintenance of west coast libraries; collection development and management.



Qualifications:

  • BA/BS required;
  • JD, MLS or MLIS required;
  • 5-10 years of reference and research experience required;
  • Experience in a large law firm or comparable environment, preferred;
  • Expert knowledge of print and digital legal and business resources and research techniques;
  • Advanced knowledge of legal and business electronic resources and databases, and in research and retrieval strategies;
  • Expertise in legislative, statutory and regulatory research, particularly in preparation of legislative and regulatory histories, highly desirable;
  • Ability to work quickly, and with great attention to detail;
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to communicate clearly and effectively;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Excellent customer service skills.


To apply, please visit: https://goo.gl/5DozsQ

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Associate or Full Professor, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

Opening Date: 10/02/2017
Closing Date: 12/04/2017

Job Description:
The University of South Carolina School of Library and Information Science in Columbia invites applications and nominations for a tenured faculty position at the Associate or Full Professor level to begin fall 2018. Shape the future of library and information science. Pursue your interests in a diverse, intellectually stimulating, and multi-disciplinary environment that provides support and encouragement as part of a collaborative work culture. Be a strong voice in the shaping of a growing information science undergraduate program. An earned doctorate in library and information science or a related field is preferred. This position requires a clearly articulated research agenda and enthusiasm for and excellence in teaching in both online and face-to-face formats. The School is particularly interested in a candidate with specializations in one or more of the following areas: Information Science, Academic Libraries Research Methodologies, Information Retrieval, and Archives Digital Repositories Selected candidates will be expected to help with the school?s commitment to diversity through research, teaching, and service.

Job Duties
Responsibilities:

  • Instruct undergraduate and graduate courses in both face-to-face, as well as online environments,
  • Mentor and advise undergraduate and graduate students
  • Participate in instruction, research, publication, grant writing, and other scholarly activities
  • Provide service to the department, college, university, profession, and community


Experience/Qualifications/Knowledge/Skills:
Required Education and Experience:

  • Doctorate in library and information studies or related field
  • Capacity to teach in undergraduate, masters, and doctoral programs
  • Successful record of research, teaching and service reflective of a tenured professor
  • Capacity to advise at the graduate level
  • Knowledge in creating educational materials for face-to-face and online instruction
  • Understand and appreciate information science's connection to field of librarianship

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Teaching experience in an online or distance education environment
  • Active involvement in one or more professional organizations appropriate to area of expertise
  • Experience in procuring grants or external funding
  • Experience working with doctoral programs


Supplemental Information:
About UofSC: The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450-degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians, and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment. Benefits for FTE Positions The University of South Carolina (UofSC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers state employees a valuable benefits package, including health and life insurance, generous paid leave and retirement programs. To learn more about UofSC benefits, access the benefits section on the Applicant Portal.

How to Apply:
All applicants must apply through: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/19787 Application materials include: A letter of application that addresses stated responsibilities and qualifications Current vitae List of three references For further information or questions, send an email to Dr. Dick Kawooya, Committee Chair, at kawooya@sc.edu or call at 803-777-4949 or Mike Corbo, Office and Communication Coordinator, at mcorbo@mailbox.sc.edu803-777-3858. The Committee will begin full review of applications and nominations on December 4, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

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Adjunct, Wayne State School of Information Sciences, Detroit, MI

The Wayne State School of Information Sciences is looking for an adjunct to teach "Public Libraries" online during the Winter (January-May) 2018 semester. Familiarity with Blackboard and/or Canvas LMS strongly preferred. 

It is our policy to not hire adjuncts who are concurrently teaching for other MLIS programs. 

If you are interested, please email your CV to Megen Rehahn Drulia at ay6086@wayne.edu

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Call for Proposals: CAPAL18

Community, Diversity, and Education:

Academic Librarianship in Challenging Times

This event will be held in conjunction with Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2018 at University of Regina, Saskatchewan, 29-31 May, 2018.

(Preconference 28 May, 2018) 

CAPAL18 provides an opportunity for academic librarians to critically examine and discuss the ways in which collaboration, respect for differences, and professionalism empower us at a time when the values of our profession are in danger of being eroded, both within our universities and within the wider world.  It is time to consider the role of academic librarianship in a changing world and the ways in which academic librarians can challenge the corporatization of our universities and libraries, institutional inequities, and the attempts to deprofessionalize academic librarians.

 

Papers presented might relate to aspects of the following themes (though they need not be limited to them):

  • Challenges to academic status for librarians
  • The identity of academic librarians in uncertain times
  • Challenging racism in Canadian universities
  • The role of academic librarians in the changing academic library environment and culture
  • The ways in which professionalism intersects with race and gender, and how it may reinforce institutional power dynamics
  • Challenges to academic freedom and intellectual freedom
  • Challenges to academic integrity in a "fake news" and anti-science world
  • The roles and responsibilities of academic librarians in Reconciliation
  • Resisting the corporatization of universities and academic libraries
  • Confronting barriers to diversity in academic libraries

 

The Program Committee invites proposals for individual papers as well as proposals for panel submissions of three papers. Proposed papers must be original and not have been published elsewhere.

  • Individual papers are typically 20 minutes in length. For individual papers, please submit an abstract of no more than 400 words and a presentation title, with a brief biographical statement and your contact information. 

  • For complete panels, please submit a panel abstract of no more than 400 words as well as a list of all participants and brief biographical statements, and a separate abstract of no more than 400 words for each presenter. Please provide contact information for all participants.
  • Incomplete proposals or proposals that exceed the requested word count will not be considered. 

Please feel free to contact the Program Committee to discuss a topic for a paper, panel, or other session format. Proposals should be emailed as an attachment as a .doc or .docx file, using the following filename conventions:

  • Lastname_Keywordoftopic.docx

Proposals and questions should be directed to the Program Chairs, Lorna Rourke and Laura Koltutsky, at capalproposals@gmail.com.

Deadline for Proposals is: 22 December, 2017

Further information about CAPAL 2018 and Congress 2018 are available at:

http://conference.capalibrarians.org/  &  https://www.congress2018.ca/ 

Please note: The University of Regina is pleased to offer the Congress 2018 Graduate Student Travel Awards (https://www.congress2018.ca/student-funding), funded by the President's Planning Committee for Congress 2018. Fully-qualified graduate students and recent PhD graduates will be able to apply for a subsidy of up to $500 towards accommodation, meal, & bookstore credits to facilitate participation at Congress 2018.

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Collection Management Internship, Museum of Science, Cambridge, MA

DOE

Collections Management Internship


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The Museum of Science Collections Department manages approximately 30,000 objects, including animal taxidermy, shells, rocks, minerals, fossils, art, and historic scientific artifacts, as well as 1,000 linear feet of archival material. These objects are on display and in storage, and are used for educational programs and exhibits.


POSITION SUMMARY:
The Collections Intern will assist with a broad range of collections and archives management responsibilities to ensure objects are recorded, stored, and displayed appropriately.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conduct inventories of objects and update locations in database
  • Assist with maintenance and monitoring of objects on exhibit
  • Photograph, research, rehouse, and/or update database records for objects in storage
  • Work on discrete collections projects according to interests and time


BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Undergraduate student, graduate student, or career changer
  • Background or serious interest in natural history, collections management, or archival methods
  • Detail-oriented, with strong organizational skills and ability to work independently
  • Physically able to climb ladders and lift objects


SPECIAL SKILLS:
Interest in learning or prior experience with specimen preparation
Database experience

LENGTH OF INTERNSHIP:
Winter/Spring 2018 (September-December)


WORK SCHEDULE:
14 hours/week, flexible within Monday-Friday 9-5 timeframe


STARTING SALARY:
$11.00 & $11.25 hourly


BENEFITS:
Intern benefits include free parking in the Museum garage, close proximity to the Green Line, free admission, discounts in the Museum store and café and much more!

The Museum of Science is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state or local law. We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity.

No phone inquiries, please. Qualified applicants will be contacted within two to four weeks of initial application.

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

https://www.applicantpro.com/j/670237-49637

www.mos.org

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Cataloging Bibliographer, EBSCO Information Services, Contoocook, NH

Performs subject analysis and classification on a broad range and depth of materials. Materials analyzed include print, visual, audio and digital resources. Classification and subject headings assigned by the Cataloging Bibliographer are used to support approval plan profiling and order fulfillment. Creates metadata records at full level RDA standard 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. 



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 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.

Application instructions here.

Online Application Address is here.

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Call For Presentations: 2018 Reference Research Forum

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: 2018 REFERENCE RESEARCH FORUM

The Research & Statistics Committee of the Reference Services Section of the Reference & User Services Association (RUSA) invites submission of reference service research project proposals for presentation at New Discoveries in Reference: The 24rd Annual Reference Research Forum at the 2018 American Library Association Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA. Researchers and practitioners from all types of libraries, library school faculty and students, and other interested individuals are encouraged to submit a proposal.

The Reference Research Forum is a popular and valuable ALA Annual Conference program. Attendees have the opportunity to learn about innovative research projects conducted in reference services including user behavior, electronic services, reference effectiveness and assessment, and organizational structure and personnel.

For examples of projects presented at past Forums, please see the Committee's website:
http://connect.ala.org/node/64439 

The Committee employs a blind review process to select three projects for 20-minute presentations, followed by open discussion. Identifying information will not be shared with reviewers until after final selection of projects. Selected submissions must be presented in person at the Forum during ALA Annual in New Orleans, LA.


Criteria for selection:

  1. Originality: Potential for research to fill a gap in reference knowledge or to build on previous studies
  2. Quality: Research design and methodologies
  3. Impact: Significance of the study for improving the quality of reference service


NOTE: Research projects may be in-progress or completed. Previously published research or research accepted for publication will not be accepted.

Important Dates:
Proposals are due by Friday, December 22nd. Notification of acceptance will be made by Monday, February 19th, 2018. The submission must not exceed the stated word count limit. 

Submission Details:
Submissions will be accepted using our online form at:

https://goo.gl/forms/T33DcsPRrkBE8LMZ2

FORM PAGE 1: Contact Information
Fill out the fields for the primary contact's name, title, institutional affiliation, and email address. Additional research team members should also be noted in the appropriate field.

FORM PAGE 2: Research Description (250 Word maximum)
The research description must not include any personally identifiable information, including your name, or the name of your institution. Please include these elements:

  1. Title of the project
  2. Explicit statement of the research problem
  3. Description of the research design and methodologies
  4. Findings or results if available
  5. Brief discussion of the originality, unique contribution, potential impact, and significance of the research


Proposals that exceed the word count or that do not follow the format described above will be automatically rejected. 

Questions about the Forum should be directed to the 2017-2018 committee chairs:

David Ward (dh-ward@illinois.edu) and Joseph Yue (contact.jyue@gmail.com)

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Collection Handler, William B. Meyer, Inc., Boston, MA

$15. hour

Identify, scan, pack and shift library collections.
Hours: Monday - Friday; 8 am to 4:40 pm
Full time, temporary position beginning December 18, 2017 through approximatley March 27, 2018. 
Must read, write and speak English fluently. Must be reliable.

Please visit http://www.meyerlibrary.com/library-job-opportunities/ and upload your resume.

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Processing Assistant, Archival Center, Winchester, MA

The Town of Winchester seeks a temporary paid Processing Assistant for a short term project in its Archival Center.

The selected candidate will gain experience with a number of archival duties including formatting finding aids and inputting them into the Center's Past Perfect online database, scanning and cataloging photographs, creating metadata/descriptions for individual items, and assisting with other processing tasks as directed.

This is a short-term project position (65 hours) to be worked between November 2107 and April 2018. Hours are flexible within Town Hall open hours (Monday-Friday).

Qualifications:

  • currently pursuing or recently completed MLS or MLIS degree with a concentration in Archives Management
  • Working knowledge of archival arrangement, description, and metadata
  • Experience with data entry/records creation

$15/hour; no benefits

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to Archives@winchester.us. The position will remain open until filled.

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Metadata Librarian/Assistant University Librarian or Associate University Librarian, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

The University of Florida's, George A. Smathers Libraries seek an innovative, service-oriented Metadata Librarian to join the Digital Production Services team. Reporting to the Chair of Digital Production Services, the Metadata Librarian will coordinate projects that involve the digitization and description of collections belonging to the University of Florida and collaborating institutions. The Metadata Librarian will apply knowledge of metadata, taxonomies, and technical expertise to incorporate new content into UF's digital library management system and make improvements to existing content. This involves description of materials, transformation of metadata, training of student assistants and contributors in best practices related to digitization and digital libraries, and reviewing the work of contributors to ensure that it adheres to relevant standards and procedures. With members of the Digital Production Services team, the Metadata Librarian will develop requirements for UF Digital Library services, continuously monitor the technology environment for changes and new software, and craft innovative solutions to improve the services we offer. 

 

We seek candidates who are passionate about working with metadata and understand its role in transformative library services, who are invested in the future of librarianship on a practical level, and who are creative in identifying and solving problems within a collegial and collaborative environment. The successful candidate must be knowledgeable in current, relevant library and scholarly information trends and practices, and be able to apply this understanding to make a significant, positive impact on the UF community.

 

To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Metadata Librarian will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives in work activities and decision making.

 

The search will remain open until January 4, 2018, and applications will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

 

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

 

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

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Research Librarian, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

The Congressional Research Service (CRS), seeks a Research Librarian to join its Resources, Science, and Industry Division, which supports the work of Congress in issue areas including earth sciences, natural resources, environmental policy, energy and minerals, agriculture and food, science, technology, transportation, and industry.

The Research Librarian will provide reference and research services to CRS policy analysts and congressional clients, focusing primarily on the areas of natural resources and earth sciences. Candidates with a Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree and background in natural resources and earth sciences are encouraged to apply. Outstanding candidates will also have a background in environmental and/or agricultural policy.

CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for more than a century.

CRS is well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation's best thinking on public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees.

The selectee will work a 40-hour week and may be required to provide evening and Saturday reference desk coverage, including Monday through Thursday, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Saturday work is required only when Congress is in session). The remaining work hours (non-evening/Saturday) will be determined based on workload and coverage needs, and will contribute to the total of 40 hour per week.

 

CRS is fully committed to workforce diversity. Interested applicants must apply online at http://www.loc.gov/crsinfo.

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Business Data Analyst, Chase Cost Management, New York, NY

Chase Cost Management (CCM), a division of LAC Group, seeks a Business Data Analyst to work in their office in New York, NY. The objective of this role is to provide data analysis and reporting support. The individual serves as the primary professional support role for the managers and executives of CCM and between clients, when applicable. The analyst will work with available data and translate into English, useful metrics and summaries that will support our recommendation to clients, assist in making better business decisions, etc. The individual will be providing strong analytical and reporting support to the consulting team, using excel, Qlik (BI tool) and other data management tools.

The candidate works directly with the Manager of Research Consulting and Vice President of Legal Research to understand the division's business environment and needs. He or she identifies and documents relevant project documents and related data to project, process and specification details.


Responsibilities:

  • Acquiring data from primary or secondary data sources and maintaining databases
  • Performs detailed analysis of database usage, survey data and  draw conclusions; translate the data into an understandable document
  • Understands business context, problems and communicates them clearly in written and oral format.
  • Helps maintain records for all active projects and implements archival processes for completed work.
  • Provides additional support for basic client related inquiries for the Legal Research Consulting Division when management is unavailable.
  • Documents meeting minutes and action items for internal and client related projects.
  • Performs data entry and corrections of data in CCM systems.
  • Responsible for ensuring the accuracy, timeliness, and completion of all tasks that support the CCM program.
  • Support the development and monitoring of the CCM program results and dashboards to clients and CCM.
  • Work with the team to support the development of operational measures, targets, and thresholds that would be useful to report to Client, derived from our data
  • Other duties as assigned.


Qualifications and Skills

  • 2-4 years of experience in documenting business and data requirements for consulting, legal or corporate development projects.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Math, Stats, Business, Economics, Finance or Accounting.
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills including data analysis, pivot table, and chart creation and ability to generate simple to mid-level Microsoft SQL queries.
  • Math skills to estimate numerical data.
  • Knowledge of Qlik (BI tool) is preferred.
  • Project or delivery management experience supporting business intelligence, data mining and/or data consolidation preferred.
  • Exceptional organizational skills, strong written, verbal presentation skills and a willingness to learn.
  • Ability to meet tight project deadlines.
  • Knowledge of corporate and legal research platforms (Westlaw, Lexis, CapIQ, Bloomberg) is desirable.

To apply, please visit: https://goo.gl/tvaZrZ

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Competitive Intelligence Researcher (Virtual), LibSource

LibSource, a division of LAC Group, seeks an experienced Competitive Intelligence Researcher to join our Virtual Research team. The research request areas include medical devices, biomed, chemical, scientific, etc.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Independently conducts retrospective literature and patent searches on technical and business topics for clients.
  • Produces and distributes regular alerting bulletins covering technical subjects of recurring interest.
  • Monitors new developments and commercial activities of client competitor companies in key emerging technologies.
  • Provides analysis of above search/monitoring results to create periodic reports, including graphical representations and summary conclusions.
  • Works with other team members to implement and sustain information services.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Two years of experience in technical information research and/or analysis. Experience/knowledge of the medical device/bio industry is preferred.
  • A graduate degree or post-graduate qualification in Information and Library Management, Information Science is required.
  • Experience with databases/search services including: EBSCO, Ovid, STN, Factiva, etc.


To apply, please visit: https://goo.gl/x8XxmU

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Assistant/Associate Professor, Museum Studies, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Position Description: Full-time, nine month, tenure accruing faculty position
Date of Expected Hire: August 16, 2018

The School of Art + Art History at the University of Florida invites applications for the position of Assistant or Associate Professor in Museum Studies. This is a full-time, nine-month, tenure track faculty position with an expected start date of August 2018. The faculty member will pursue an active program of research; teach a 2-2 load of courses at the undergraduate and graduate level; and contribute service to the university, the community, and the profession.

Within the School of Art + Art History, we believe that museums can change the world. The Graduate Program in Museum Studies at the University of Florida prepares the museum leaders of tomorrow to be ethical, socially engaged members of their communities prepared to make positive impacts, both locally and globally, through museum work. Our selective program was established nearly twenty years ago and like museums themselves, we are engaged, responsive, and evolving.

We seek a collaborator, a thought partner, a committed teacher and mentor, an engaged community member, and a committed researcher of Museum Studies. Together with the Director of Museum Studies, this person will work to revise the curriculum to align with the emerging needs of museums and communities. This person will be tasked with growing the program to include new courses and learning opportunities, and expanding to online platforms while also developing the on-campus program. We have a strong interest in community engagement and growing our presence in local communities. We are seeking a faculty member also interested in developing relationships with other UF faculty and community organizations to develop research, and create learning opportunities for students outside the classroom.

We welcome applications from people of all races, ethnicities, genders, backgrounds, experiences and perspectives, as well any area of expertise within the field of museum studies and practice. Interest in areas of diversity, inclusion, and social justice are particularly welcomed.

Responsibilities: Teaching graduate courses in Museum Studies (history and philosophy of museums, exhibition design, collections management, etc.); advising graduate students; engaging faculty from diverse disciplines; conducting a program of scholarly research appropriate to Museum Studies; participating in service to school, college, university, community, and profession. Candidates must be able to work with students pursuing careers in a range of disciplines and institutions (e.g. museums of art, history, science, technology, etc.)

SCHOOL OF ART + ART HISTORY: Organized within the College of the Arts, the School of Art + Art History plays an important role in the academic life of the university and in the community. The school has 34 full-time faculty, 320 undergraduate students, and more than 120 graduate students. Degree programs include the B.A., B.F.A., M.A., M.F.A., and Ph.D. Areas of study include visual art studies, art history, art education, museum studies, graphic design, and studio art (art + technology, ceramics, creative photography, drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture). Also a part of the School of Art + Art History is the University Galleries-University Gallery, the Gary R. Libby Gallery, and Grinter Gallery - which provide exhibition space for professional and student artwork. The University Galleries play an integral role in the teaching mission of the School of Art + Art History, the College of the Arts, as well as serving the entire UF and Gainesville community. The School of Art + Art History is also home to WARP, (the Workshop for Art Research and Practice), the 4Most Gallery, and work and design facilities at Infinity Hall. The University of Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. The art education program is accredited by NCATE. For more information, visit www.arts.ufl.edu/art.

COLLEGE OF THE ARTS: The College of the Arts fosters creative activity, scholarly and artistic excellence, and innovation across disciplines. We achieve the university's mission by training professionals and educating students as artists and scholars, while developing their critical thinking and inspiring a culture of curiosity and imagination. The College offers baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees. Approximately 1,300 students are pursuing majors in degrees offered by the College of the Arts under the direction of 100 faculty members in its three accredited schools - the School of Art + Art History, the School of Music and the School of Theatre + Dance. In addition to its schools, the college comprises the Center for Arts in Medicine, the Digital Worlds Institute, the Center for Arts and Public Policy, the Center for World Arts, the University Galleries, and the University level of the New World School of the Arts in Miami.

The University of Florida: The University of Florida is a comprehensive learning institution built on a land grant foundation, ranked one of the top ten best public universities in the nation in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report. We are The Gator Nation, a diverse community dedicated to excellence in education and research and shaping a better future for Florida, the nation and the world. Our mission is to enable our students to lead and influence the next generation and beyond for economic, cultural and societal benefit. UF is a graduate research institution with more than 50,000 students and membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities.

Gainesville, which is consistently ranked as one of the nation's most livable cities, is located midway between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. Together, the University and the community comprise the educational, medical and cultural center of North Central Florida, with outstanding resources such as the University of Florida Performing Arts (Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, the Squitieri Studio Theatre, the Baughman Center, University Auditorium), the Harn Museum of Art, the Florida Museum of Natural History and in the community, the Hippodrome State Theatre and Dance Alive National Ballet.

Applicants must hold a PhD or be ABD (with projected completion by August 2018) in Museum Studies, Art History or a related field, and an active record of scholarly achievement. Applicants must have the expertise to teach graduate and advanced undergraduate courses in Museum Studies.

Please see the full posting for details; review of applications begins on January 2, 2018: http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/job/505278/assistantassociate-professor-in-museum-studies

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DataONE Webinar: Provenance-enabled Reproducibility

Look out for the upcoming DataONE Webinar "Provenance-enabled Reproducibility: Developments in DataONE" presented by Chris Jones, Bryce Mecum and Matthew Jones of the National Center for Analysis and Synthesis. The webinar will be held on Tuesday November 14th at 0900 Pacific / 1200 Mountain / 1100 Central / 1200 Eastern.

Register at: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_pIryN10sSZedLZslhjE4vQ 

Full information and can be found at: https://www.dataone.org/upcoming-webinar. Abstract and bio below.

DataONE webinars are recorded and made available online later the same day. You can review previous webinars at:
https://www.dataone.org/previous-webinars/2017

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Committee Coordinator, Chinese Historical Society of New England, Boston, MA

Committee Coordinator Mass. Memories Road Show: Chinese Immigration Experience

ABOUT: The Chinese Historical Society of New England (CHSNE) is partnering with UMass Boston's Mass. Memories Road Show (MMRS) to collect memories of Chinese Immigration Experiences in Massachusetts. On June 2, 2018, we will invite the public to bring family photos to be scanned and added to UMass and CHSNE's digital archives. Contributors will be invited to share "the story behind the photos" on video, have their own "keepsake photo" taken, and receive advice from professional archivists and historians on dating and caring for their family photos. A planning committee led by CHSNE and representatives from greater Boston will organize and publicize the event.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serve as the point of contact between the committee members recruited from Chinese American organizations in Boston, Quincy, Malden, and Metro West
  • Work with CHSNE staff and MMRS to plan monthly committee meetings
  • Record minutes at monthly committee meetings
  • Support the committee's recruitment of volunteers, translators and donations
  • Provide day-of support for the volunteer training on June 1st and at the event on June 2nd

QUALIFICATIONS

  • High level of organization
  • Strong people skills
  • Experience with working with diverse groups of people, including organizations, individuals, and volunteers
  • Computer skills including email, Microsoft Office, Google Drive, and Dropbox
  • Chinese (Cantonese or Mandarin) skills a plus
  • Available for 8-15/hrs week from January-June 2018 (flexible schedule), and all day on June 1st and June 2nd

START: January 2018

PAY: $18-$20/hr

APPLY: email cover letter and resume to Jess Camhi at jess@chsne.org by November 27, 2017

Chinese Historic Society of New England (CHSNE) | chsne.org/ CHSNE is a nonprofit entity incorporated in Massachusetts in 1992. Located in the historic China Trade Center in Boston's Chinatown, CHSNE is the first educational organization dedicated solely to documenting, preserving, and promoting the history and legacy of Chinese immigration in New England. To implement its mission, CHSNE works on multiple projects: preserving physical sites of historical importance to the development of the Chinese American community; holding public educational events that incorporate history and the humanities to enhance intercultural understanding of the Chinese American community; and collaborating with other institutions in the arts, history, humanities, and education. CHSNE collects, preserves and displays artifacts, oral and printed materials, and other manifestations of Chinese American legacy donated by community members and institutions. 

Mass. Memories Road Show (MMRS) | tinyurl.com/MMRS18 The Mass. Memories Road Show (MMRS) at UMass Boston is an event-based public history project that digitizes family photos and memories shared by the people of Massachusetts. University Archives staff work with local planning teams to organize free public events where residents are invited to bring family photos to be scanned and included in this digital archive. Contributors are invited to share "the story behind the photos" on video, have their own "keepsake photo" taken, and receive advice from professional archivists and historians on dating and caring for their family photos. To date, the project has digitized nearly 8,000 photographs and stories from across the state, creating an educational resource of primary sources for future generations. Over time, we hope to visit each of the 351 cities and towns in Massachusetts.

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Cataloging Bibliographer/Team Leader, GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO, Contoocook, NH

Date: October 2017

Job Code: P4096E

FLSA: Exempt

Department: LTS/Cataloging

Reports to: Cataloging Manager

Position Summary: Responsible for coordinating and prioritizing the day-to-day work of the Cataloging Unit to support the stated goals of the department director and unit manager. The Team Leader plans and schedules the training of new hires. They communicate all issues and concerns related to unit operations to the unit manager or department director. In addition, the primary responsibilities of the position include all those of a Cataloging Bibliographer such as performing subject analysis and classification on both approval and firm ordered physical and electronic titles, building MARC records up to full-level and applying all appropriate RDA rules in support of products supplied by Library Technical Services to accompany purchased content.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Coordinates and monitors the day-to-day activities and workload of the catalogers within the unit and establishes schedules and daily priorities of the team (in consultation with the manager) to best meet the current business priorities.
  • Acts as the primary day to day contact person for common inquiries from unit, and related units (such as Customer Service).
  • Acts as liaison in communications with other units to resolve workflow issues. Serves as a proxy for the unit manager in meetings as needed.
  • Works with the manager to develop and promulgate best practices for meeting production goals while lowering operating costs and maintaining quality.
  • Coordinates training efforts and related assessment to ensure quality of our products. Assists in planning for upcoming changes and training.
  • Reports on issues and trends observed in the team and related units.
  • Assists with writing annual performance evaluations for team members and takes primary responsibility for the evaluation of new employees in the unit.
  • Delivers feedback to team members; draws attention to successes and offers suggestions for improvement where needed.
  • Provides guidance and mentorship to staff within the unit as questions arise.  
  • Reports issues to Management quickly and as appropriate. 
  • Keeps informed of changes and trends in the greater cataloging community; looks for potential impact on expectations from our customers.
  • 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 numbers 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 for specific customers.
  • Assigns library-specific cuttering and shelflisting as required.
  • Creates full-level cataloging records in MARC (or other metadata format) following RDA and Library of Congress Program for Cooperative Cataloging Policy Statements as appropriate.
  • Searches OCLC, LC catalog and authorities, and customer online catalogs as necessary.
  • Upgrades LC CIP records and other less-than-full-level records.
  • Exhibit focused attention to detail for prolonged periods.
  • Possess a working knowledge of MARC editing tools such as MarcEdit or Connexion.
  • 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.
  • Positive attitude.
  • Good communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Willingness to collaborate as part of a team.
  • Ability to accept constructive criticism and learn from it.
  • Eagerness to understand.
  • Accountable for one's work.
  • Strong work ethic and drive to make a positive impact on the company's success. EIS Cultural Competencies Drive; Positive Attitude; Good Judgement; Open Communication; Collaboration; Desire to Make an Impact; Eager to Understand; Accountable; Decisive; Team Player Required Qualifications (Measurable)•Bachelor's degree required. 
  • Master's degree in Library and/or Information Science required or 2 years of Cataloging experience in a library or library service provider setting.
  • 1+ year experience with MS Word and/or Excel. Preferred Qualifications (Measurable)KNOWLEDGE 
  • Experience in library technical services or knowledge of library operations preferred.
  • Experience using LC Classification Web, OCLC Connexion, Cataloger's Desktop and/or OCLC 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 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.
  • Demonstrated expertise with managerial techniques. 


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. 

Degree Required: Masters 

Field of Study: Library or Information Science

Min. Hrs. on Phone Daily: N/A 

Min. Hrs. at Computer Daily: Ability to operate a personal computer 7+ hours a day 

Availability: No 

Lifting Required: 15-44 lbs. 

Travel Required: No travel required Comprehension: Understand complex problems and collaborate to explore alternative solutions. 

Organization: Organize and prioritize the work schedules of others to manage multiple tasks and/or projects. 

Decision Making: Make decisions that have an impact on the immediate work unit's operations and/or services.

Communication: Communicate and explain a variety of information. 

Mathematics: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide. 

Other Physical/Mental Requirements: Scheduled to work in office full time, 5 days per week.

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Records & Information Management Specialists, Vermont State Archives & Records Administration, Middlesex, VT

The Vermont State Archives & Records Administration is actively recruiting three records and information management (RIM) specialists. The Records and Information Management (RIM) Specialist job series is new and we are recruiting at multiple levels. To be considered for more than one level, applicants MUST separately apply to each job opening.

RECORDS AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT (RIM) SPECIALIST III

Job Opening ID #622334 (Closing Date: December 14, 2017)

Unique opportunity for an emerging information management leader to directly assist public agencies in the formation of records and information policies and the development and implementation of information systems and services to strategically fulfill the state's mission-critical informational needs. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Vermont State Archivist.  

RECORDS AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT (RIM) SPECIALIST II

Job Opening ID #622311 (Closing Date: December 14, 2017)

Exceptional opportunity for a skilled records and information management (RIM) professional to perform specific RIM functions under the state RIM program or an agency RIM program.

RECORDS AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT (RIM) SPECIALIST I

Job Opening ID #622331 (Closing Date: December 14, 2017)

Excellent opportunity for an entry-level records and information management (RIM) professional to hone his or her RIM education and experience by providing assistance with RIM functions under the state RIM program and, where applicable, agency RIM programs

Application Procedure: 

For each job opening, a full job description and application is available online at: http://humanresources.vermont.gov/careers. Interested applicants must complete the online application and attach a cover letter and resume.

Cover letters, resumes, and related application material sent directly to the Vermont State Archives and Records Administration cannot be accepted or acknowledged. 

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Assistant Director, West Bridgewater Public Library, West Bridgewater, MA

The West Bridgewater Public Library, a small, progressive town library seeks a dynamic and energetic Assistant Director with strong communication and teaching skills as well as an enthusiasm for technology.

The Assistant Director reports to the Library Director and collaborates with all departments: Circulation, Youth Services, and Technical Services. All staff members are expected to learn circulation tasks and to assist when needed.  Tact, diplomacy and a good sense of humor are essential elements of the position.

Major Duties: This is a 35-hour permanent, salaried position with full benefits. The Assistant Director represents the Library in the Library Director's absence and is involved with the hiring of all staff as well as terminations, discipline issues and supervision. This position involves duties such as the budget, personnel, patron and staff training, collection development, facilities management and technology. The employee works a schedule that may include evenings and week-end shifts as determined by the Library Director and/or his/her designee to provide coverage of all public hours at the library.  User services include one-on-one patron assistance, leading small classes about technology-related subjects, and becoming comfortable with the 3-D printer and other Makerspace technology. The Assistant Director assists in maintaining the Library's website, helping with marketing initiatives, scheduling as well as developing and presenting staff training. The Assistant Director will actively participate in weekly and monthly programs as well as outreach to the community. There will be other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in Library Science from an accredited university
  • Minimum three (3) years public library experience
  • Experience with computers, operating systems, downloadable apps, electronic library services
  • Strong organizational skills and public service experience
  • Familiarity with collection development, specialized reference subject areas, and/or electronic resource
  • Customer Service skills
  • Tact, diplomacy, flexibility

Must be capable of operating miscellaneous tools and office equipment relative to this position which shall include, but not be limited to: computers, copiers, fax machines, IPads, tablets or other technology added to the Library in the future. Ability to move around the facility; walking, sitting, bending, climbing, kneeling, carrying and stooping; Ability to use hand and finger motions with enough manual dexterity to operate computers and handle library items; Lift up to 25 pounds, or additional weight with assistance; and perform other duties considered regular library tasks.  Communicate effectively with others, orally and in writing.

Salary: $45,000 - $58,000 based on experience 

Education: MLS

Closing Date: December 21, 2017

Contact: Library Director, Ellen Snoeyenbos   ellens@sailsinc.org

West Bridgewater Public Library

80 Howard Street

West Bridgewater, MA   02379        508-894-1255

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Collection Development and Assessment Librarian, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC

Collection Development and Assessment Librarian

College of Charleston Libraries

The Collection Development and Assessment Librarian manages the assessment, title selection processes, and licensing of digital and print resources by formulating, articulating, and managing the direction, balance, and focus of the Library's collections to support learning, teaching, and research. They provide direction for collection development related library liaison activities with academic departments and monitor changes in the College's academic programs, degrees, and research emphases and adapt collection development decisions to meet emerging needs. The Collection Development and Assessment Librarian provides direction for the evaluation and acquisition of high-quality collections that support the teaching, learning, and research needs of the University and works to promote a culture of assessment and the integration of assessment into all phases of planning, services, and collection management. This is a full-time, tenure track faculty appointment and carries with it the expectation that faculty member will contribute significantly to the profession.

 

Collection Development Responsibilities:

  • Selects materials for the library's general digital and print collections. Consults with Associate Dean for Collections and Content Services and library colleagues on selection of journal and e-book packages and database purchase recommendations.
  • Leads and manages collections assessment and development by analyzing institutional data, usage statistics, and other metrics; by utilization of title selection plans, such as PDA, DDA, etc.; and by faculty, student and staff requests, publisher offers, and other sources.
  • Provides data for reports and analyses related to collections development and maintenance as required by university offices and external agencies, including accreditation bodies.
  • Assists in planning and evaluation of technology as it pertains to traditional and digital services in acquisitions, serials management, electronic resources licensing and collection management
  • Provides supervision for two full-time Acquisitions and Resource Management staff; assigns and reviews their work, orients and/or trains new staff.

 

Collection Assessment Responsibilities:

  • Uses relevant data and metrics to support the library's collection analysis and collection development decisions.
  • Under the direction of the Acquisitions and Resource Management Coordinator, meets collection assessment goals as established by the Associate Dean of Collections and Content Services.
  • Advises Collection Development Committee on purchase options relative to collection assessments findings.

 

Library and College Affairs:

  • Undertakes research and/or professional development related to professional and scholarly interests.
  • Serves on library, college, and professional committees, elected and assigned.

 

For more information and to apply: https://jobs.cofc.edu/postings/6757

Posting close date: 12/07/2017

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Funded Ph.D., Information Science, Indiana University-Bloomington, Bloomington, IN

Funded Ph.D. in Information Science at Indiana University-Bloomington

Apply now for a Ph.D. in Information Science at Indiana University-Bloomington.

The Indiana University Ph.D. program in Information Science is pleased to accept applications for admission starting in Fall 2018. Our doctoral program is one of the longest continuously running Information Science programs in the United States, celebrating more than 50 years and more than 185 graduates. Our graduates hold positions that include Deans of iSchools and libraries, distinguished professors at top-ranked iSchools, directors of doctoral programs, editors of journals, and presidents of national professional associations. Our Doctor of Philosophy in Information Science program is training the next generation of information scientists. Doctoral students are advised by faculty who are engaged in cutting-edge interdisciplinary research in areas such as:

  • social informatics
  • computer-mediated communication
  • knowledge organization and representation
  • digital curation
  • digital libraries
  • digital and computational humanities
  • data and text mining
  • social media mining
  • documentation
  • cultural heritage informatics
  • history of the book, readership, and publishing


Students benefit from being part of our active community of scholars, which includes affiliations with the following Indiana University research centers: the Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities, the HathiTrust Research Center, the Rob Kling Center for Social Informatics (RKCSI), and the Center for Computer-Mediated Communication Research (CCMC).

Indiana University is renowned for its high-performance computing and networking facilities, top-ranked music school, and performing and fine arts. It is the home to world-renowned documentary and data institutes, including the Lilly Library of rare books and manuscripts, the Kinsey Institute collection, the campus-wide Media Digitalization and Preservation Initiative, the Mathers Museum of World Cultures, the Archives of Traditional Music, the Black Film Center/Archive, the Eskanazi Museum of Art, and one of the nation's largest academic library systems. Located in the wooded rolling hills of southern Indiana, Bloomington is a culturally thriving college town with a moderate cost of living and the amenities for an active lifestyle.

We are pleased to accept new applications through December 1, 2017. Please see the Department of Information and Library Science page on Graduate Admissions for details on how to apply:

https://www.sice.indiana.edu/graduate/degrees/information-library-science/phd-information-science/phd-ils-admissions.html

Funding packages of up to $50,000 per year are available for top candidates.

Contact Dr. Howard Rosenbaum, Graduate Programs Director, with questions at hrosenba@indiana.edu.

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Call for Items - AIS SIGHCI Newsletter: Volume 16, Issue 2

You are invited to offer items to the coming issue of AIS SIGHCI newsletter (Volume 16, Issue 2), to be published in November 2017. All items will be editorial reviewed. If you are interested, please send your pieces to the newsletter editor Mina Shojaeizadeh (minashojaei@wpi.edu) by November 25, 2017.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1.  Short essay/opinion/research study (800-1700 words)
  2. HCI book review (800-1700 words). Please feel free to contact the editor beforehand if you intend to review a book or if you wish your own book to be reviewed.
  3. Teaching HCI (up to 1700 words): teaching ideas or cases, sample syllabus, etc.
  4. Industry voice (800-1700 words). We welcome HCI related essays from industry professionals.
  5. Brief introduction of HCI research tools (up to 300 words).
  6. Brief introduction of interesting HCI journals and/or special issues, including citation information, brief description, table of content (for special issues), etc.
  7. CFP for HCI related journals or conferences.
  8. News about SIGHCI members (up to 300 words for each item): honors and awards, professional activities, new appointments, interesting projects, new books or publications, etc.
  9. Any other announcements (up to 300 words for each item).

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Cataloger, LAC Federal, Beltsville, MD

LAC Federal seeks an experienced Cataloger for a full-time position with our client, a prestigious government library located in Beltsville, Maryland. This position is a full-time, benefited position.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
This role requires supporting a full range of cataloging tasks including: copy cataloging, original cataloging, catalog maintenance duties, withdrawals, maintain records for electronic publications, analytics, assigning call numbers, etc.

QUALIFICATIONS:
All applicants must have an MLS or MLIS from an accredited library school as well as 2 or more years of cataloging experience.
Experience with RDA, AACR2 and MARC Records is required. Experience with Voyager ILS systems is required.

To apply, please visit: https://goo.gl/NMUXXn

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University Librarian, Boston University, Boston, MA

Boston University 
University Libraries 
Position: University Librarian 
Location: Boston, Massachusetts 
Position Summary 
Boston University Libraries seeks a transformational leader who will re-envision a 21st century hybrid library with an advanced capacity to support research teaching and learning across geographic, language, and disciplinary borders, leveraging innovations in digital and information technology. S/he will lead BU's Mugar Memorial Library and branches (currently African Studies, Astronomy, Music, Science and Engineering, Stone Science, Pickering Educational Resources, and the Frederick S. Pardee Management Library) in collaboration with the Fineman and Pappas Law Libraries, the School of Theology Library, the Alumni Medical Library, and the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center to achieve this goal. The University Librarian will lead the ongoing development of the vision and goals of the Library, integrate the plans of the Library with those of the University, and effectively communicate the vision and goals both within and beyond BU.
For more detail about the position, go to:

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

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

Long-Term Temporary Employment Opportunity

Boston, MA

Immediate opening

Para-Professional Cataloger

Full-time position available in Boston, MA

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

Job Description

The expected duration of this project will be from November 2017 to June 2018, working 5 days (37.5 hours) per week.  The Cataloger will be working on-site at the State Library of Massachusetts in Boston, performing original and copy cataloging. Materials include maps, plans, and monograph print publications.

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

Responsibilities

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

Requirements

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

Preferred additional skills

  • Experience with OCLC Connexion
  • Experience creating original bibliographic records
  • Experience with creating authority records

To apply

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

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ECIR Workshop on Social Aspects in Personalization and Search (SoAPS 2018), Grenoble, France

Workshop on Workshop on Social Aspects in Personalization and Search
(SoAPS 2018)

In conjunction with the 40th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 2018)

Grenoble France - March 26, 2018


CALL FOR PAPERS
In order to improve the web experience of the users, classic personalization technologies (e.g., recommender systems) and search engines usually rely on static schemes. Indeed, users are allowed to express ratings in a fixed range of values for a given catalogue of products, or to express a query that usually returns the same set of webpages/products for all the users.

With the advent of communication systems (social media platforms, instant
messaging systems, speech recognition and transcription tools, etc.), users
have been allowed to create new content and to express opinions and
preferences in new forms (e.g., likes, textual comments, and audio feedbacks). Moreover, the social interactions can provide information on who influences whom. Being able to mine usage and collaboration patterns that arise thanks to social aspects and to analyze the collective cooperations, opens new frontiers in the generation of personalization services and in the improvement of search engines. Moreover, recent technological advances, such as deep learning, are able to provide a context to the analyzed data (e.g., word embeddings provide a vector representation of the words in a corpus, considering the context in which a word has been used).

Our workshop will solicit contributions in all topics related to employing social aspects for personalization and search purposes, focused (but not limited) to the following list:

  • Recommender systems
  • Search and tagging
  • Query expansion
  • User modeling and profiling
  • Advertising and ad targeting
  • Content classification, categorization, and clustering
  • Using social network features/community detection algorithms for personalization and search purposes
  • Employing speech transcription in personalization and search
  • Building benchmarking datasets
  • Novel evaluation methodologies in the social context


IMPORTANT DATES

  • Paper submission: January 15, 2018
  • Notification of acceptance: January 31, 2018
  • Camera-ready version: February 15, 2018
  • Workshop date: March 26, 2018



TYPES OF CONTRIBUTIONS
We will consider three different submission types, all in the LNCS format <http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0>: regular (14 pages), short (8 pages) and extended abstracts (4 pages). 

Research and position papers (regular or short) should be clearly placed with respect to the state of the art and state the contribution of the proposal in the domain of application, even if presenting preliminary results. In particular, research papers should describe the methodology in detail, experiments should be repeatable, and a comparison with the existing approaches in the literature should be made where possible.

Position papers (short) should introduce novel point of views in the workshop topics or summarize the experience of a researcher or a group in the field.

Practice and experience reports (short) should present in detail the real-world scenarios in which social aspects are employed for personalization and search purposes.

Demo proposals (extended abstract) should present the details of a prototype or complete application that employs social aspects for personalization and search purposes. The systems will be demonstrated to the workshop attendees.

The reviewing process will be coordinated by the organizers. Each paper will receive three reviews: two externals to the organizing committee and one internal. The external reviewers will be contacted according to their expertise in the paper topic.

PROCEEDINGS
All accepted papers will be made available on the workshop website together with the material generated during the meeting. The SoAPS 2018 Workshop proceedings will also be available in a volume (whose details will be given soon), and indexed on DBLP and Scopus. Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version in a journal special issue.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
All submission must be written in English and follow the ECIR paper guidelines <http://irsg.bcs.org/proceedings/ECIR_Draft_Guidelines.pdf>. All papers must be formatted according to the LNCS format style.

Papers should be submitted in PDF format, electronically, using the EasyChair submission system. Details will be given soon.

INVITED SPEAKER: TBA

CONTACTS
Website: http://soaps.di.uniroma1.it/

For general enquires regarding the workshop, send an email to both the organizers at ludovico.boratto@acm.orgstilo@di.uniroma1.it

ORGANIZERS:
Ludovico Boratto (EURECAT, Spain)

Giovanni Stilo (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy)

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Administrative Assistant, Countway Library of Medicine, Boston, MA

Countway Library of Medicine Administrative Assistant

Hours per week: between 12 and 16

Pay per hour: $31.00

Manager: Alison Richardson (contact information here)

Job Duties and Responsibilities

The Countway Library of Medicine which is an alliance of Harvard Medical and the Boston Medical Libraries under the direction of the Countway Director is seeking a part-time Administrative Assistant to support the essential governance and administrative functions of the Boston Medical Library (BML) under the direction of the President and the supervision of the Countway Associate Director and Executive Assistant. The position requires a proactive individual with strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills with a desire to take on new challenges. An interest in medical history and supporting a physician-based organization is also preferred but not required. Principal duties and responsibilities include:

  • Annual fellowship renewal process; Send renewal notices, record payments, update library access privileges, send annual fellowship packets for approximately 150-200 fellows of the BML.
  • Facilitate meetings; Schedule, order catering, facilitate, and take detailed meeting minutes at all meetings of the Board of Trustees and its Committees.
  • Process checks and invoices; Record all checks and prepare for BML accountant, record invoices and submit to BML treasurer for approval and payment
  • Applications for fellowship; Receive and process all applications for BML fellowship. Send welcome packets and answer all incoming questions about the fellowship. Administrative support for fundraising efforts.
  • Annual audit and financial files; Work with BML accountant to gather all information for annual audit and serve as liaison to auditors during annual on-site visit. Keep accurate record of all financial, governance and administrative paperwork for each fiscal year.
  • Website and membership database management; The BML needs a new website and database. Work with the President and the board to contract on a new website and implement a database to track all fellowship status and contact information for efficiency.
  • Event planning; plan and execute the BML's lectures and events. This includes publicity, catering, travel arrangements for speakers, booking rooms & media services, parking arrangements, etc.
  • Day-to-day administrative duties including mail, donation acknowledgements, telephone answering, key officers' schedules. HarvardKey/login troubleshooting, and more.
  • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned by President or Board of Trustees.

 

A large portion of this role will include developing and maintaining office processes for more efficient workflow and organization and working with the Countway staff and those of partner organizations. Applicant must be self-motivated with strong communication skills. Must have strong computer skills including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Gmail/Outlook). Database and Web skills are preferred.  

About the Boston Medical Library:

The first Boston Medical Library (BML) was founded by Doctors John C. Warren and James Jackson in 1805. The Boston Medical Library was reconstituted in 1875 by Dr. James Chadwick with Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes as its President and incorporated in 1877. In 1960, the Boston Medical Library and the President and Fellows of Harvard College (Harvard University) entered into an agreement to combine the collections, services and administration of the Boston Medical Library and the Harvard Medical Library in a new building known as The Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine. Each of the two original institutions continues collecting and ownership of its holdings. The combined library ranks as one of the largest medical libraries in the world with one of the richest collections.

 

The BML mission, revised in 2004, is "to be a Library for the dissemination of medical knowledge, the promotion of medical education and scholarship, and the preservation and celebration of medical history, and thereby to advance the quality of health and healthcare of the people." The Boston Medical Library serves as a resource for the lifelong learning of practicing physicians of Massachusetts which has been its founding and continuing mission, besides serving the medical school faculties and students of Harvard Medical School, Boston University Medical School, Tufts University School of Medicine and the University of Massachusetts Medical School. In 1947, the Boston Medical Library formally became the library for the Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS).

 

A Board of Trustees nearly half of which is appointed by the MMS manages the BML. This group meets regularly and has fiduciary responsibility for a significant endowment which provides partial support for the Countway Library as a whole. The Boston Medical Library is a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization.

 

About the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine: 

The Countway Library was created by a 1960 agreement between Harvard University and the Boston Medical Library and the physical library coming into existence in 1965.  It serves the constituencies of both the parent organizations which includes the Harvard Medical, Dental and Public Health Schools and other related organizations and on the BML side, BML Fellows, Massachusetts Medical Society Members, Practicing Physicians and Dentists and the students of the other 3 Medical Schools in Massachusetts- Boston University, Tufts University and University of Massachusetts.  The Director of the Countway Library serves as the Countway Librarian for the Harvard Medical and the Boston Medical Libraries accountable to both the parent organizations.

 

Basic Qualifications: College degree preferred, or an equivalent of educational plus experience in an office environment. 

 

Additional Qualifications: Three plus years related experience with proven office administration and customer service skills required. Solid working knowledge of office processes and business policy development, and of related computer software and electronic communications tools. Proven interpersonal skills with experience providing complex administrative support in a high-profile environment with tact and diplomacy.

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Call for Participation, Digital Methods Winter School 2018, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

The Digital Methods Initiative (DMI) will host its 10th annual Digital
Methods Winter School from January 8-12, 2018 at the University of
Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

This year's theme is: "The Social Lives of Digital Methods: Encounters,
Experiments, Interventions". The deadline for application is December 7,
2017. More information is available at https://bit.ly/dmi18-ws-call or
email to winterschool@digitalmethods.net.

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1st Annual Data Symposium, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Please join faculty, students, and staff at the inaugural data symposium at the University of Florida. A major goal of this event to bring researchers, faculty, students, staff, and non-profits together at the campus-level in efforts to collaborate on work across multiple communities of practice and stakeholders. This event combines with the Data Carpentry workshops @ UF (proposed March 20 - 21, 2018) and the University of Florida' Informatics Institute Annual Symposium on March 22, 2018. Key goals of this symposium are to (1) further develop library/researcher partnerships and (2) encourage research collaborations between faculty, students, and staff across disciplines, levels, and units.

The 1st Annual University of Florida Data Symposium will be held in Gainesville, Florida and hosted by the George A. Smathers Libraries on March 19, 2018. This one-day conference, "Enabling Data Reproducibility and Sustainability," will bring together researchers interested in the aggregation, dissemination, and preservation of data for current and future use.
Speakers and Program: http://cms.uflib.ufl.edu/envisioning-data-symposium/registration

Description: Many stakeholders are involved in the management of data throughout the data lifecycle. There is a need for faculty, students, and staff to develop best practices that address data challenges affecting all disciplines in the form of organization, infrastructure, resources, and technology. In continued efforts to build library and researcher partnerships, capacity, and a culture of data management across campus, the University of Florida (UF) George A. Smathers Libraries and UF Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences (IFAS) Wildlife Ecology and Conservation are sponsoring the 1st Annual Data Symposium Conference on Enabling Data Reproducibility and Sustainability at UF on March 19, 2018

(See event<https://www.eng.ufl.edu/news-events/events/1st-annual-data-symposium-conference-enabling-data-reproducibility-sustainability/>).

This event seeks to bring together researchers from across multiple disciplines for collaboration, discussion, and engagement. We hope to see you there!

Additional Information

  • For additional information, please contact Dr. Plato Smith, Data Management Librarian, plato.smith@ufl.edu; or Val Minson, Chair of Marston Science Library, vdavis@uflib.ufl.edu.
  • Event is in the Smathers Library (formerly Library East), room 100.
  • Event requires paid registration.
  • Sponsored by the George A. Smathers Libraries, UF Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences (IFAS) Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, and the Weecology Lab.
  • In-kind collaborative support from UF College of Engineering, UF Research Computing, UF Informatics Institute, UF Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, UF/IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station, GitHub, and Center for Open Science.

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Head, Shared Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

The University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries seek an experienced collaborator, knowledgeable about print management and retention procedures, to serve in a new position as the Head, Shared Collections. This is a year-round (12-month) tenure track faculty position, in the Shared Collections department, which includes the Auxiliary Libraries Facility (ALF), the Interim Library Facility (ILF), Serials Cataloging, and the Government Documents Cataloging Unit.

The Head, Shared Collections provides leadership for the University of Florida's statewide, regional, and national shared print collections, which includes the Florida Academic Repository (FLARE), a statewide shared storage initiative; manages other programs such as the Journal Retention and Needs Listing (JRNL); and participates in regional and national conversations such as the those of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) Scholars Trust and the Rosemont Shared Print Alliance, both of which represent exciting opportunities to help shape these conversations. The Head, Shared Collections analyzes data related to print retention decisions; provides leadership to guide groups in complex technical and cross-institutional issues; and helps build consensus among multiple constituencies. In addition to managing the FLARE collection, this position is responsible for providing leadership for storage materials that are not part of the shared collection (UF Only)!

The Shared Collections Department consists of 19 FTE, including 4 direct reports. ALF is one of two storage facilities which the Smathers Libraries operate and is the site for a proposed high-density facility. Both the Government Documents Cataloging Unit and the ALF Storage staff reside in that building. The "UF Only" storage collections are also located in this building. Staff in ALF process monographs into FLARE, process inter-library loan (ILL) requests, and deliver local materials to and from the UF campus. The Government Documents Cataloging unit is responsible for cataloging and receiving federal government documents, as well as assisting in correcting catalog records for the FLARE collection. Additionally, patron requests for federal government documents are handled in this unit. The Serials Cataloging unit consists of two FTE who are responsible for correcting serials cataloging records for both!

The Smathers Libraries and for FLARE. The Head, Shared Collections, will contribute to local policy and procedure decisions, develop and assess workflows, and seek creative approaches for managing shared storage and the Government Documents Cataloging unit.

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

The search will remain open until December 11, 2017 and applications will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

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

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

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Call for Papers (Ext.): WorldCIST'18, Naples, Italy

SCOPE
The WorldCist'18 - 6th World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies (http://www.worldcist.org/), to be held at Naples, Italy, 27 - 29 March 2018, 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'18. 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).

N) Technologies for Biomedical Applications (TBA)


TYPES of SUBMISSIONS and DECISIONS
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, at least one of the authors must be fully registered by the 7th of January 2018, 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. 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/SSCI, SCOPUS and DBLP, among others, such as:

  • International Journal of Neural Systems (IF: 6.333 / Q1)
  • Integrated Computer-Aided Engineering (IF: 5.264 / Q1)
  • Omega - The International Journal of Management Science (IF: 4.029 / Q1)
  • Future Generation Computer Systems (IF: 3.997 / Q1)
  • International Journal of Information Management (IF: 3.872 / Q1)
  • Telematics and Informatics (IF: 3.398 / Q1)
  • Journal of Grid Computing (IF: 2.766 / Q1)
  • Ethics and Information Technology (IF: 1.500 / Q1)
  • Journal of Medical Systems (IF: 2.456 / Q2)
  • Computer Languages, Systems & Structures (IF: 1.615 / Q2)
  • International Journal of Critical Infrastructure Protection (IF: 1.5 / Q2)
  • Informatica - An International Journal (IF: 1.052 / Q2)
  • Annals of Telecommunications (IF: 1.412 / Q3)
  • Journal of Intelligent & Fuzzy Systems (IF: 1.261 / Q3)
  • International Journal of Computers Communications & Control (IF: 1.374 / Q3)
  • Expert Systems - Journal of Knowledge Engineering (IF: 1.18 / Q3)
  • Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory (IF: 0.769 / Q3)
  • Program - Electronic Library and Information Systems (IF: 0.556 / Q3)
  • Intelligent Service Robotics (IF: 0.875 / Q4)
  • Studies in Informatics and Control (IF: 0.776 / Q4)
  • Computing and Informatics (IF: 0.488 / Q4)
  • Information Technology and Control (IF: 0.475 / Q4)
  • Journal of Database Management (IF: 0.462 / Q4)
  • Romanian Journal of Information Science and Technology (IF: 0.365 / Q4)
  • 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 26, 2017

Notification of Acceptance: December 27, 2017

Payment of Registration, to ensure the inclusion of an accepted paper in the conference proceedings: January 7, 2018.

Camera-ready Submission: January 7, 2018
WorldCIST'18 website: http://www.worldcist.org/

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Librarian, Walsh College, Troy, MI

Reports to: Director, Library

FLSA: Non-exempt

Major Responsibilities:

  • Provide reference services, online searching and individual instruction to patrons.
  • Assist in creating and maintaining library research guides (LibGuides).
  • Keep current with library databases, search features and general reference sources.
  • Create online tutorials.
  • Develop and deliver library related presentations, as requested
  • Assist at Circulation Desk, as necessary. 

Minimum Requirements:

  • MS in Library Science or equivalent degree from an ALA accredited institution required.
  • Ability to develop and deliver library based instruction in the classroom, to small groups, and individuals that  are appropriate to the learner.
  • Camtasia or Captivate knowledge required.
  • Strong track record of patron service required.
  • Proficiency with online databases, Internet searches, and library related technology required.
  • Excellent organizational skills required.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and presentation communication skills required.
  • Knowledge of business collection a plus.
  • Must be available to work Sunday afternoons and some evenings.
  • Must be able to work at Troy and Novi campuses.

 

To Apply: Submit resume with salary requirement to the Walsh College HR Office at: hr@walshcollege.edu (Please indicate position in subject line)

ACCEPTING RESUMES UNTIL JANUARY 31, 2018.

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Head Curator, Latin American and Caribbean Collection, George A. Smathers Libraries, Gainesville, FL

Head Curator, Latin American and Caribbean Collection (LACC)

Associate University Librarian or University Librarian 

Gainesville is a welcoming city offering unique outdoor activities, excellent museums, historical sites, a strong music scene, quality breweries, eclectic dining and local food choices, and a great variety of sporting events. One and half hours to either coast, four hours to Atlanta, and six hours to Miami, Gainesville is well situated for exploring the North Central Florida region and beyond. The George A. Smathers Libraries encourage participation in decision making and innovative projects, offering a unique grants management program and a strong learning environment. The Special and Area Studies Collections Department faculty and staff offer a collegial, supportive, and active tenure home, together promoting, curating, and providing public access to a broad array of distinctive special and circulating collections.

 

The Special and Area Studies Collections Department seeks an experienced leader to provide strategic vision and overall management of a preeminent collection in a dynamic, engaging environment at the University of Florida. The Head Curator of the LACC will contribute to scholarship at the Smathers Libraries in this full-time, tenure-track faculty position. A successful candidate will serve as the key liaison for the Libraries' partnerships related to the Biblioteca Nacional de Cuba José Martí digitization project and other initiatives. The Head Curator will collaborate closely within the Libraries, with faculty and students at the Center for Latin American Studies, and with campus departments to promote distinctive collections and to support emerging research and teaching needs at the University of Florida.

 

The Head Curator will coordinate a collaborative team of experienced library faculty and staff in establishing LACC priorities, goals, and procedures for public services, technical services, and for the management of Latin American and Caribbean circulating and special collections, overseeing these materials budgets. The Head Curator will also participate in instructional, community, and fundraising outreach, bibliographical control, digitization projects, exhibits, and in consultation with the Chair, will liaise between the LACC unit and the Libraries' administration. The Smathers Libraries encourage staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently, the Head Curator of LACC will serve on department and library-wide committees and teams. Theincumbent will pursue research, publication, and professional service activities to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.

 

The search will remain open until November 28, 2017, applications will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html. Failure to submit the required documents may result in the application not being considered.

 

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

 

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

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Collection Management Intern, Museum of Science, Cambridge, MA

Salary: DOE

Collections Management Internship
Museum of Science, Boston
www.mos.org


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The Museum of Science Collections Department manages approximately 30,000 objects, including animal taxidermy, shells, rocks, minerals, fossils, art, and historic scientific artifacts, as well as 1,000 linear feet of archival material. These objects are on display and in storage, and are used for educational programs and exhibits.


POSITION SUMMARY:
The Collections Intern will assist with a broad range of collections and archives management responsibilities to ensure objects are recorded, stored, and displayed appropriately.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conduct inventories of objects and update locations in database 
  • Assist with maintenance and monitoring of objects on exhibit
  • Photograph, research, rehouse, and/or update database records for objects in storage
  • Work on discrete collections projects according to interests and time


BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Undergraduate student, graduate student, or career changer 
  • Background or serious interest in natural history, collections management, or archival methods
  • Detail-oriented, with strong organizational skills and ability to work independently
  • Physically able to climb ladders and lift objects


SPECIAL SKILLS:

  • Interest in learning or prior experience with specimen preparation
  • Database experience


LENGTH OF INTERNSHIP:

Winter/Spring 2018 (September-December)


WORK SCHEDULE:

14 hours/week, flexible within Monday-Friday 9-5 timeframe


STARTING SALARY:

$11.00 & $11.25 hourly


BENEFITS:

Intern benefits include free parking in the Museum garage, close proximity to the Green Line, free admission, discounts in the Museum store and café and much more!


The Museum of Science is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state or local law. We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity.


No phone inquiries, please. Qualified applicants will be contacted within two to four weeks of initial application.

Application Instructions: 

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

https://www.applicantpro.com/j/670237-49637

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Circulation Desk Evening Supervisor, Framingham State University, Framingham, MA

Wage: Hourly Wage

Company Description:
Framingham State University is a vibrant comprehensive liberal arts institution located just 20 miles west of Boston, which integrates an academically challenging liberal arts education with workforce preparation programs.

Framingham State University is committed to Inclusive Excellence through collaborative and sustainable partnerships with faculty, staff, students and the greater community. At FSU, we encourage a supportive, diverse and collaborative environment in which we learn from each other through informed and open communication, institutional practices and community engagement. FSU provides a culturally relevant education that includes a beautiful campus with 35 bachelor's degrees with 80 concentrations and 70 minors, 24 master degree programs, a highly personalized teaching environment, and unparalleled commitment to excellence in diversity and inclusion.

Framingham State University is honored to be a three-time recipient of the INSIGHT into Diversity prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award. The HEED award is the only national recognition honoring colleges and universities that exhibit outstanding efforts and success in the area of diversity and inclusion throughout their campuses.

Visit http://www.framingham.edu/careers to learn more about employment opportunities at Framingham State University.

Job Description:
Under the general supervision of the Access Services Librarian, the Circulation Desk evening supervisor is responsible for performing the following duties:

  • Supervising student assistants through instruction and demonstration in accordance with library procedures and standards
  • Monitoring library activities and reporting any unusual situations to the campus police office
  • Locking front doors at closing
  • Answering phone inquiries and assisting in-house library patrons
  • Collecting and securing fine money and performing other Circulation functions, as required
  • Communicating regularly with the Access Services librarian and/or the Director regarding any special instructions or information

Hours:

  • During the Academic Year: 12-17 hours per week, 7pm to 1am, Monday and Wednesday evenings. Some Saturday hours, noon to 5pm
  • During the Summer session: 5pm to 10pm, Monday and Wednesday


Requirements:

Minimum qualifications:

  • College degree
  • Previous experience using computers
  • Previous experience supervising or leading teams
  • Previous experience interacting with the general public


Preferred qualifications:

  • MLIS candidates
  • Library experience, especially with automated systems

Additional Information:

This is a part-time, non-benefited position at $14 per hour.
Framingham State University conducts criminal history and sex offender record checks on final candidates prior to final employment for all positions. Framingham State University requires specific written authorization to conduct background checks. Failure to provide such authorization shall preclude your application from receiving further consideration.

Framingham State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions:

Candidates must apply online by submitting a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references.

For full consideration, application materials must be received by December 1, 2017.

Framingham State University only accepts application materials through our online application system. We are unable to accept application materials through mail, email, fax, or hand delivery. If you experience technical issues with the online application process, please submit a helpdesk ticket (https://framingham.interviewexchange.com/iecreatemodifyticket.jsp;jsessionid=56B4201CC4C644BF1CBB1A0D01F58DC1).

Framingham State University understands that persons with specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance, please contact the Human Resources Office at 508-626-4530 or humanresources@framingham.edu.

Under the general supervision of the Access Services Librarian, the Circulation Desk evening supervisor is responsible for performing the following duties: Supervising student assistants through instruction and demonstration in accordance with libra, Minimum qualifications: College degree Previous experience using computers Previous experience supervising or leading teams Previous experience interacting with the general public Preferred qualifications: MLIS candidate Library experience.

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Apply here.

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Reference Librarian, Wayland Free Public Library, Wayland MA

Reference Librarian, Wayland Free Public Library, Wayland MA

Summary: The Wayland Free Public Library seeks a collaborative, part-time Reference Librarian committed to excellence in reference service with a special focus on library programming.  This librarian will have regular reference desk shifts and will provide substitute coverage and assist at the circulation desk as needed.  In addition to reference responsibilities, this librarian will be key in creating responsive library programming by assessing community interest and creating popular programming and outreach.  Assists in the formulation and implementation of policies and programs relating to the reference role of the Library.  Keeps current with new publications and developments in the reference area.  Withdraws outdated materials from reference, print and non-print materials. Responsible for recommending non-fiction materials for the collection. Attends meetings of Minuteman Library Network interest groups, including Reference and others as needed.  Performs other duties as assigned by the Assistant Director and/or Director.  Supervised by the Assistant Director and/or Library Director.  May supervise clerks and pages at certain times.

25 hours per week with benefits. One Saturday and/or Sunday per month and one evening per week may be required.  

Qualifications

A solid understanding of Microsoft Office and familiarity with various social media, Sierra or similar automated systems a must.

Full/Part Time

Part Time

Salary

$26.81-$34.98 per hour. 25 hours.

Closing Date

until filled.

How to Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to: 

Sandy Raymond, Director         

sraymond@minlib.net 

No phone calls please.

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Reference & Instruction Intern, DiMenna-Nyselius Library, Fairfield, CT

Reference & Instruction Internship, Spring 2017

DiMenna-Nyselius Library

Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT

The DiMenna-Nyselius Library of Fairfield University is offering a one-semester internship in reference and instruction services for a student enrolled in an ALA-accredited library and information science graduate program or a recent graduate.  We seek dynamic and public service-oriented candidates who hope to gain guided experience in providing in-person/online reference and information literacy instruction.  Applicants can either receive academic credit or a stipend for their work.

Description of Internship: The intern plays an active role in the delivery of reference and instruction services and will:

  • Provide 10-15 hours of in-person and online support at the library's reference desk.
  • Work closely with the library's instruction coordinator to design and deliver approximately 8-10 library instruction classes. 
  • Have the opportunity to observe and receive feedback from seasoned reference and instruction librarians.
  • Work collaboratively with faculty and librarians on lesson plans. 
  • Meet regularly with the instruction coordinator for ongoing feedback and discussion, supplemented by relevant readings and other forms of professional development.

If needed, the internship can be modified to fulfill curricular criteria not satisfied by the requirements listed above.   

This internship begins in late January, 2018, and ends by early May.  The Library offers flexible scheduling, which will be arranged with the instruction coordinator before the start of the internship.    

Qualifications: Interns must be currently enrolled in a graduate-level library and information science (or related) program.  Relevant coursework in reference and/or instruction preferred.  

Location and Description of Program: Fairfield University serves a population of approximately 4,000 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students and is located in Fairfield, Connecticut.  In coordination with writing faculty and in the spirit of the University's mission, the DiMenna-Nyselius Library Information Literacy Program helps students to become savvy information consumers and lifelong learners.  Through targeted in-person and online instruction, the program develops students' abilities to critically analyze and ethically reuse information, applying these skills with a sense of social responsibility.

Contact: To apply, send a brief letter of interest and availability to Jeremiah Mercurio, Senior Reference Librarian and Instruction Coordinator. 

Jeremiah Mercurio | jmercurio@fairfield.edu | (203) 254-4000 x4206

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Library Director, Brennan Library, Lasell College, Auburndale, MA

Position Summary: This 12-month, full time staff position oversees the Lasell College Brennan Library and is responsible for planning, directing and administrating all library operations including Access Services, Research and Instruction, Technical Services and the Winslow Archives. The Director supervises a staff of eight (six full-time and two part-time employees), and reports to the Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Brennan Library is a member of the Minuteman Library Network, a consortium of 36 public and seven academic libraries in the Metrowest region of Massachusetts.

Responsibilities: Direct all aspects of library operations including program and policy development, collections, finance, personnel, long-range planning and facilities. As part of the Research Services team, responsible for collection development subject areas, reference coverage, and instruction. maintain and expand important partnerships with consortia and other groups for resource sharing, group purchasing and other initiatives. Provide direction for integration of relevant technologies into the services and operations of the library. Foster a culture of collaboration and service within the library, and develop engaging and innovative partnerships with other student support systems, activities, and departments across campus. Serve as a member of Lasell College Management Council and ex-officio member of the Faculty Curriculum Committee. Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with all of the various constituencies within the College community as well as other libraries and consortia. Represent the College at Minuteman Membership and Director Group meetings.

Qualifications: Master of Library Science degree from an American Library Association accredited institution. Five or more years of progressively responsible supervisory experience in an academic library. Experience in planning and management of a library operating budget. Excellent managerial, interpersonal, written and communications skills. Strong technology skills and ability to leverage new technologies to develop a vision and new synergies to support changing student needs and services. Working knowledge of ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. Candidates must be able to work collaboratively with fellow library staff, the greater Lasell community, and be committed to providing strong leadership and vision. Preference will be given to candidates with experience at smaller universities/colleges who understand the necessity for balancing day-to-day management with high level visibility.

Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

How to Apply: Candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and the names of three (3) references.

Lasell College is an equal opportunity employer.

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Adult Services Reference Librarian, Lucius Beebe Memorial Library, Wakefield, MA

Duties/Description: Within librarianship, everything you know applies. Put your interests to work at Wakefield's public library. Beebe Library seeks a librarian who brings added value to an ever-changing adult services position. Under the direction of the Head of Reference and Information Services, the Adult Services Reference Librarian performs an evolving array of tasks that encompass reference and reader service, programming, technology, outreach, and communication. Working with library staff both in and outside of the Reference department, you will apply your interests and skills to help identify and develop services that meet community needs. Responsibilities include: 

  • Reference service, including technology assistance
  • Readers' advisory
  • Collection development
  • Adult programming and events
  • Community engagement

 

Qualifications: MLS or MLS candidate. Strong research and communication skills. A curious mind, a sense of humor, and a passion for reading.

Salary: $26.23 - $31.27/hour, on a seven-step scale, based on education and experience.

Hours: 12 hours per week, including evenings, Saturdays, and Sundays. 

Start Date: January 2, 2018

Closing Date: 12/1/2017

 

Send: Resume and letter of application to

Jaclyn Powers, Assistant Director

powers@noblenet.org

Beebe Library

345 Main St.

Wakefield, MA 01880

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Reference Librarian, Wellesley Free Library, Wellesley, MA

The Wellesley Free Library is seeking a fun, flexible, and fearless part-time (16 hours/week) Children's Reference Librarian to provide high quality library service to children, young teens, parents, teachers, and caregivers. Under the supervision of the Children's Services Supervisor, duties will include reference desk service; extensive reader advisory; children's materials selection; and developing/implementing STEM, early literacy, outreach and enrichment programs for children from birth through grade 8.  Saturday and evening hours required.
 
The hourly rate is $26.18 and the position is not benefit eligible. 
 
Requires: MLS; one to three years of reference experience; in-depth knowledge of collection development; demonstrated knowledge of effective children's services techniques; excellent oral and written communication skills; strong customer service skills; and excellent computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, e-mail, Internet searches and software specific to libraries.
 
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 December 4 2017. AA/EOE

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Knowledge Management Specialist, Linkage, Burlington, MA

Linkage, a leadership development advisory, is looking for an intern to help design and implement a knowledge management system to curate intellectual capital. This project will involve analyzing the current infrastructure of the digital filing system and determining the next steps for improvement. Linkage has substantial digital assets including collections of workshops and presentations that have accumulated over a 25 year period. This role will be designing and developing the technical foundation and digital repository to support the management, preservation, storage, and ease of retrieval of our resources. We also need assistance in setting policies, procedures, and prioritization for the creation of new content going forward. The goal is a modernization and simplification of our current system. A senior or graduate from the Library and Information Science school would be a great fit. The candidate should have an in-depth knowledge of content libraries with the ability/confidence to create and teach us about the best system that would fit our needs. This intern will work with and under the supervision of Linkage's Creative Services department. 

Please send resume or letter of interest to careers@linkageinc.com

 

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Children's Librarians, Fairfield Public Library, Fairfield, CT

Children's Services: Fairfield, CT - Fairfield Public Library

The Fairfield Public Library is seeking enthusiastic and experienced children's librarians to be a part of our Main/Branch Library team. The ideal candidates will have a passion for interacting with patrons, birth to tween, as well as their caregivers and related community partners. Applicants should have a strong reader's advisory background and capability to develop user's research skills. FPL provides a work environment that thrives on teamwork and learning.

 

Children's Reference Librarian II

Position competencies:

  • Proactively develops and executes innovative programs based on best practices and emerging technologies
  • Trains staff and patrons on the use of technology and provides media mentorship to library community within and outside the institution
  • Prepares marketing materials using programs such as Adobe InDesign
  • Seeks out professional learning opportunities, experience presenting at conferences a plus
  • Utilizes social media platforms and oversees digital collections
  • Presents to large groups, including outreach experience with major library stakeholders
  • Manages and enhances specific components of the Children's collection
  • Collaborates with internal departments and partners outside the library

 

This position requires an MLS from an American Library Association accredited university along with 3-4 years experience working as a professional librarian, particularly in Children's Services.  This is a full-time (35-hour) TH-9 position in the THEA union with a salary range of $63,674-74,275. Includes one evening a week and one Saturday a month.

 

Children's Reference Librarian

Position competencies:

  • Delivers exceptional customer service and reference help in a busy Children's Department
  • Programs with an eye towards connecting literacy skills with hands-on STEM learning
  • Demonstrates knowledge of programming and children's publishing trends
  • Promotes library through creative displays and publication materials
  • Presents to community groups, including outreach programming to schools
  • Manages and enhances specific components of the Children's collection
  • Collaborates with internal departments and partners outside the library

 

This position requires an MLS from an American Library Association accredited university along with 1-2 years experience working as a professional librarian, particularly in Children's Services.  This is a full-time (35-hour) TH-7 position in the THEA union with a salary range of $56,113-66,018. Includes one evening a week and one Saturday a month.

 

 

Library Aide

Position competencies:

  • Delivers exceptional customer service and reference help at the busy Fairfield Woods Branch Library, with opportunity to work at the Main Library
  • Implements early childhood and school-age programs, under the supervision of the Branch Children's Librarian
  • Promotes library through creative displays and publication materials
  • Assists with development of productive outreach relationships with schools and daycare centers
  • Supports patrons with technology use including Microsoft Office Suite, e-readers, library catalog
  • Inventories supplies, repairs materials, prepares items for circulation and other clerical duties
  • Collaborates with internal departments and partners outside the library

 

This position requires a Bachelor's Degree along with experience or coursework in children's literature and/or child development.  This is a full-time (35-hour) TH-4 position in the THEA union with a salary range of $47,517-55,776. Includes one evening a week and one Saturday a month.

 

For any of these positions please submit a cover letter, resume, and the application form linked below to the Human Resources Department for the Town of Fairfield, Sullivan Independence Hall, 725 Old Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06824.  Phone:  203-256-3057  Fax:  203-256-3059

You may apply by email to Emmet Hibson, HR Director at EHibson@fairfieldct.org

Closing date: December 1, 2017. 

http://www.fairfieldct.org/filestorage/10726/11020/12415/Town_of_Fairfield_Employment_Application.pdf

The Town of Fairfield is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

For more information, visit the Town of Fairfield website.  http://www.fairfieldct.org/content/10726/11020/12422.aspx

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Public Program Coordinator, Nantucket Historical Association, Nantucket, MA

The Nantucket Historical Association is seeking an energetic, positive visionary who enjoys public service and event planning as its Public Programs Coordinator. The NHA provides a dynamic array of guest lectures, concerts, family experiences and special programs to the community; the Public Programs Coordinator creates and successfully manages this fast-paced program schedule. S/He has a strong eye for detail and a larger creative vision, as they research, develop, and execute one-of-a-kind, engaging programs and outreach experiences, inspired by the NHA's historic collections and seasonal exhibitions.

Applicants: possess a genuine appreciation for working with the public and colleagues in the local community; are outgoing, creative self-starters with superior organizational and communication skills; demonstrate the ability to manage multiple projects successfully, maintaining a positive outlook. This position requires an independent problem-solver, equally adept at asking for help, yet comfortable taking direction from a supervisor or working in a team. Candidates have an aptitude for learning new technology, media and A/V skills, and must be prepared to work some weekends, evenings, and holidays. Successful candidates have a Bachelor's degree and/or minimum 3-5 years related experience in public programs, event management, customer service and/or education. A Master's degree, relevant experience in museums and/or interest in art history, public history, or museum administration, a plus.

Cover letter, resume and three references should be emailed immediately to Rebecca Miller at rmiller@nha.org, or mailed c/o Nantucket Historical Association, PO Box 1016, Nantucket, MA 02554. The Nantucket Historical Association is an equal opportunity employer.

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Technical Services Library Assistant, Waltham Public Library, Waltham, MA

Work in a busy, team-oriented MLN member library serving a diverse community with a collection of over 200,000 items. 

Qualifications include: Bachelor's degree and at least one year experience working with staff and public in a tactful and courteous manner. Excellent computer and problem solving skills along with an active interest in new technologies and social media. Superior customer service skills. Strong knowledge of popular library materials and ability to anticipate publishing trends in order to select and order materials and weed collections. Ability to advise patrons on reference and current reading materials. Ability to perform detailed work accurately and efficiently with a minimum of supervision. Strong oral and written communication skills. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Must pass a pre-employment physical with drug and alcohol screening, a Criminal Offenders Record Information (CORI) and a background check. Full description available at Human Resources Department.

 

Duties include: Assisting in all aspects of the Technical Services Department including collection development, selection, acquisition, cataloging, processing, invoicing and quality control; Providing public service desk tasks including check-in, check-out and renewing materials on the telephone or in person. Providing assistance in locating materials; advising and recommending materials to children and adults. Interpreting and enforcing library policy and other similar or related work as directed.

 

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

 

35 hours per week including staffing a public service desk a minimum of one evening per week, and a minimum of one Saturday and Sunday per month year-round and as needed. Excellent benefits.

 

Starting salary: $50,454. 

Deadline to apply: December 8, 2017

Qualified candidates should submit, preferably in ONE complete pdf:

  • Completed City of Waltham employment application

     ( http://www.city.waltham.ma.us/human-resources-department-formerly-personnel )

  • Resume
  • Letter of interest and
  • Three letters of professional reference to:

Mary Gullotti

Human Resources Department, 119 School Street, Waltham, MA 02451

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Library Director, Babcock Library, Ashford, CT

Library Director - Babcock Library, Ashford

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. This is a full-time 37 hour a week position including some nights and Saturdays. The salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience. The town provides optional medical benefits which may require some employee contribution. 

Under the general direction of the Babcock Library Board of Trustees, this is work of professional and administrative nature involving planning, implementing, directing and evaluating a complete range of public library services for the Town of Ashford. The Library Director is responsible for implementing Board policies, directing day-to-day operations of the library, and overseeing technical services.

 

Qualifications 

  • Masters degree in library science from ALA accredited university, or Bachelor of Arts or Science and 3-5 years experience in library work that demonstrates increasing responsibility
  • Two years of supervisory experience
  • Ability to work day, evening and weekend hours

Interested applicants should apply by submitting a cover letter, resume and three references by

December 15, 2017 to chapman7613@gmail.com  

Or mail to:

Helen Chapman, Chair, Board of Trustees

Babcock Library

25 Pompey Hollow Road

Ashford, CT 06278

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Library Fellowships, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD

Position(s): National Library of Medicine Associate Fellows

How many: between 3 and 6 Associate Fellows selected each year

Fellowship: one-year with an optional second year to learn about the National Library of Medicine, its products and services

Where: National Library of Medicine, campus of the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 

When: September 1, 2018 - August 31, 2019

Stipend: $54,972; additional financial support for the purchase of health insurance; up to $1,500 in relocation funding

Eligibility: recent graduate (within the past two years) with a master's in information science/library science

Deadline for applications: January 26, 2018

Apply online here

Contact information: Kathel Dunn, Associate Fellowship Program Coordinator at 301.827.4284 or kathel.dunn@nih.gov 

 

MORE about us:

Interested in data science, data management, open science, public access, vocabularies and ontologies, consumer health, common data elements, genetics, natural language processing, imaging, digital humanities, software preservation, exhibits, and digital communication? So are we. 

 

NLM is planning its future: Dr. Patricia Flatley Brennan Describes Vision for NLM

Join us in making the future happen: yours and ours. 

The NLM Associate Fellowship Program offers a formal curriculum with exposure to library operations, research and development, intramural and extramural research, development and lifecycle of the NLM web-based products and services and the extensive outreach and education program reaching consumers, special populations, health professionals and librarians. In the second half of the year, Associate Fellows have the opportunity to choose projects based on real-world problems proposed by library divisions and work with librarians and library staff over a six-seven month period. Successful projects have led to peer-review publications and to services that have become a regular part of the services and product of the National Library of Medicine.

 

The September through August program also offers professional development and an introduction to the wider world of health sciences librarianship that may include:

 

Supported attendance at national professional conferences, including the Medical Library Association's annual meeting, the American Medical Informatics Association annual meeting and others

  • Additional seminars, field trips and learning opportunities available on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus
  • Opportunities to meet and interact with senior management at the National Library of Medicine
  • Rotation at the NIH Library (by arrangement)
  • Experienced mentors from National Library of Medicine staff
  • Potential to complete a second year fellowship at a health sciences library in the United States

 

The Fellowship offers:

  • A stipend equivalent to a U.S. Civil Service salary at the GS-9 level ($54,972 in 2017)
  • Additional financial support for the purchase of health insurance
  • Up to $1,500 in relocation funding

 

Who is eligible?

All U.S. and Canadian citizens who will have earned a MLS or equivalent degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited school by August 2018.  Both recent graduates and librarians early in their career are welcome to apply. Priority is given to U.S. citizens.

 

Applications and additional information are available on the Web at Associate Fellowship Program: How to Apply. Application deadline is January 26, 2018. Between 3 and 6 fellows will be selected for the program.

Feel free to contact Kathel Dunn, Associate Fellowship Program Coordinator at 301-827-4284 or kathel.dunn@nih.gov

 

The National Library of Medicine is located on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, just outside of Washington, DC. The 317-acre campus boasts plenty of green space, where we have regular cultural events for staff and the public. Excellent restaurants, shops, transportation, and entertainment make Bethesda a great place to work, and the wealth of museums, monuments, parks, sports and cultural activities in the Washington metropolitan area provides ample recreation opportunities. A metro subway station (Medical Center on the red line) and bus stops on the NIH campus provide access to DC, suburban Maryland, and North Virginia. We also have free parking.

 

NLM and NIH are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects diversity. NLM hires, promotes, trains, and provides career development based on merit, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity), parental status, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, or political affiliation.

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Law Library Assistant, Middlesex Law Library, Woburn, MA

There is an opening for a position located at the Middlesex Law Library, for more information see: https://careers-trialcourtsofmass.icims.com/jobs/3417/law-library-assistant/job

The position will close by November 16th, 2017.

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Digital Projects Intern, Nantucket Historical Association, Nantucket, MA

Digital Projects Intern January 2018

Under the supervision of the Chief Archivist, the Digital Projects Intern will use digital technologies to create and enhance access to our collections. They will conduct specific digitization, metadata creation, and assessment projects; document and refine existing procedures; and contribute to the development of new digital policies and workflows in the archives. Projects may include preparing materials for digitization, including inventorying, rehousing, and arranging; working with legacy oral history collections; conducting content assessments of Research Library web pages; researching digital scholarship software; researching copyright issues pertaining to archival materials; and creating content for social media posts highlighting collection materials. Smaller amounts of time may also be dedicated to reference and assisting with exhibition research. A knowledge of American history, literature, maritime history, or geography is advantageous, yet not required.

Required: Enrollment in or graduation from an ALA-accredited master's program. Completed coursework in archival theory and practice or relevant experience with archival materials is required. Solid time management skills. Familiarity with descriptive standards and metadata schemas. Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to work independently, to seek clarification, and to offer suggestions when needed. Physical requirements include the ability to lift up to 40 lbs.

Housing is provided, plus a stipend of $2500 for a ten-to-thirteen week internship beginning in January 2018. Dates are flexible depending on the availability of the intern.

Please send resume, letter of interest, and contact information for three references to rmiller@nha.org. Deadline for applications is November 30, 2017, or until filled.

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Library Director, Adams Public Library, Central Falls, RI

Library Director, Adams Public Library, Central Falls, Rhode Island

The Adams Public Library is located in Central Falls, Rhode Island. Since 1910, the Library has been an active, vibrant community institution committed to the education and cultural enrichment of its users. After the 2011 city bankruptcy a devoted set of volunteers was recognized by the local and national press for its tireless efforts to keep its doors open during the City's financial distress. As Central Falls transforms itself into an efficient, productive modern city, the Library will play a key role as a knowledge and activity center for the City's public and private sectors, and for its diverse community.

The Board of Directors is seeking an innovative and dynamic Library Director who will be charged with the exciting opportunity to shape the Adams Public Library in the future and develop new services that are responsive to its users. The Director will be responsible for an initial evaluation of all Library operations and charged with implementing a strategic plan that not only meets community needs, but also incorporates efficient, best practices within all significant areas of Library operations. The Director will also be responsible for the hiring and management of all staff, and serve as the Library's principle promoter and point-of-contact for all strategic relationships, including those with professional associations, the state's Office of Library and Information Services (OLIS), and the Ocean State Libraries (OSL) consortium. With significant support from the Board, and the local business community, the Director will have the opportunity to develop and grow a unique institution.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program.
  • At least 5 years of work experience in a professional setting.
  • At least 1 year of supervisory experience in a professional setting.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Skill in strategic planning, financial management, and grant writing; knowledge of standard office procedures, practices, forms and equipment.
  • Excellent time management skills; ability to prioritize multiple tasks and deal effectively with interruptions; ability to identify and analyze complex issues and to develop appropriate recommendations.
  • Appreciation of, and superior knowledge of, library-related software, including social media tools.
  • Excellent public speaking skills.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of the latest consumer technology trends and their increasing impact on library operations.
  • A strong, service-oriented attitude focused on designing, implementing, and evaluating new services and improving existing services, as well as the ability to instill and support this attitude among staff.

 

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to lead change, develop staff competencies, and build high-performance teams.
  • Fluency in Spanish.
  • Experience with low-income communities and their needs.
  • Experience with the feature and workflows of at least one Integrated Library System (ILS,) preferably III Sierra.
  • Experience with the interpretation of local and state government regulations.
  • Knowledge of marketing and public relations.

 

Compensation and Benefits

The salary range for this position is $55,000 - $65,000. The selected candidate will also enjoy benefits competitive with those enjoyed by other Rhode Island public library directors, to include but limited to a flexible Paid Time Off (PTO) program and health insurance.

Application Guidelines

The Board of Directors of the Adams Public Library welcomes all applicants who meet the above criteria, including those with significant experience in, or currently employed in, non-library settings. The Board of Trustees of the Adams Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity. All qualified applicants will receive due consideration by the Board.

To receive first consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume, via email, by Friday December 1, 2017 to the below address:

director@cflibrary.org

All inquiries regarding this position must be submitted via email. The Board reserves the right to modify the application deadline, and/or to accept applications after the deadline, to best serve the interest of the Library and the community.

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Digital Archivist, Davidson College, Davidson, NC

Digital Archivist

Davidson College seeks a collaborative and innovative early career Digital Archivist to join our archives and special collections team.  Reporting to the College Archivist & Records Management Coordinator, this person will partner with the Special Collections Librarian, the Project Archivist for Justice, Equality, and Community, the College Archivist, and other members of the library staff to preserve and make accessible born-digital and digitized archival content. The Digital Archivist will lead the development and implementation of policies, standards, and procedures for the acquisition and preservation of digital archival collections and will engage in outreach activities to promote the use of these collections.

 

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Library/Information Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association or a Master's degree in Archival Studies with experience in an academic library
  • Successful completion of coursework specifically addressing digital libraries, digital archives, digital preservation, digital forensics, and/or electronic records
  • Internship, practicum, or experience working with born digital materials in an archives
  • Knowledge of metadata standards, including Dublin Core, MODS, MARC, and EAD
  • Familiarity with one or more digital platforms, including WordPress, Bepress, Shared Shelf, ArchivesSpace or Omeka, and significant use of digitization technologies
  • Evidence of analytical, organizational, communication, and time management skills and demonstrated ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, and complete tasks     

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with fragile and unique materials and video, audio, and image editing
  • Familiarity with copyright, rights management, and privacy laws, especially as these concepts apply to the retention and preservation of born-digital and digitized materials   
  • Demonstrated experience collaborating with others to provide reference and instruction
  • Interest in coordinating, documenting, and preserving oral history collections
  • Understanding of undergraduate liberal arts education       

This is a full-time, 12-month position. Apply by December 4, 2017, for fullest consideration. Open until filled. 

Candidates are asked to submit a resume and a cover letter addressing their experience and skills and how these relate to the mission of Davidson College and the Library. For more information and the online application: http://employment.davidson.edu/cw/en-us/job/492653/digital-archivist 

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Special Collections Processing Archivist, Riverside Library, University of California, Riverside, CA

Rank and Salary Scale 
Assistant/Associate Librarian - Potential Career
$60,843 - $65,942

Organizational Unit
Special Collections and University Archives

Position Overview
The University of California, Riverside Library seeks a dynamic, innovative and service-oriented Special Collections Processing Archivist to oversee the accessioning, arrangement, description, preservation and provision of access to manuscript and archival holdings in the Department of Special Collections and University Archives.

Located an hour's drive to the east of Los Angeles, an hour west of Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley, an hour east of ocean beaches, ninety minutes north of San Diego, and an hour south of mountain ski resorts, UCR is located in an area of dramatic landscapes and rich cultural traditions. The University is a dynamic, aggressively-developing land grant research institution dedicated to preparing its diverse student body to be successful competitors in the world marketplace of ideas. UCR boasts the first new School of Medicine to open on the West Coast in 43 years; a new School of Public Policy; and the Bourns College of Engineering, ranked 10th in the world according to an international ranking organization.

The UCR Library is a critical partner in preparing UCR's students to be globally competitive while simultaneously preparing them for careers in the Inland Empire and beyond. The mission of the UCR Library is no less than to bring the world's information resources to the UCR community and to ensure that UCR students, faculty, and staff have the skills to fully exploit those resources to change the world for the better.

The UCR Library is a team of intensely collaborative, forward-thinking colleagues dedicated to providing excellent services to our students, faculty, and community members in a rapidly evolving information environment. The successful candidate will be technologically sophisticated; committed to problem-solving in local, regional, national, and international arenas; and able to develop innovative solutions to complex problems; and a dynamic and effective leader.

The UCR Library is comprised of three facilities housing more than 3,800,000 volumes, 940,000 electronic books, 97,000 print and electronic journals, and 2,300,000 microforms. The Library provides services to more than 22,000 students and nearly 2,000 faculty and other academics in an institutional environment planning for and experiencing extensive growth. The successful candidate will join an enthusiastic staff of 131 FTE librarians, support personnel (including student FTE) in building a research library of excellence within a dynamic and diverse university ranked among the top 50 in the nation. The UCR Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). Among the unique collections of the UCR Library is the Eaton Collection of Science Fiction and Fantasy, the Water Resources Collections & Archives, the Rupert Costo Library of the American Indian, the Paul Chou Collection of Chinese history and culture, the George Brown Papers, the Tomás Rivera Papers, and the Inland Empire Memories Initiative. Information about the UCR Libraries is available at http://library.ucr.edu.

The UCR Library is an integral part of the University of California library system. With collections totaling 30 million volumes, UC's more than 100 libraries are surpassed in size on the American continent only by the Library of Congress collection. In addition, UC's California Digital Library (CDL) provides the core of the University's digital collections. CDL also assists UC to share resources and holdings more effectively, and provides leadership in applying technology to the development of library collections and services. Organizationally situated within the UC Office of the President, the CDL operates in close collaboration with all UC campuses and their libraries.

UC professional librarians are academic appointees and are represented by an exclusive bargaining unit; The University Council-American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT). This position is in the bargaining unit.

Specific Responsibilities Include:

  • Reporting to the Director of Distinctive Collections, the Processing Archivist is responsible for overseeing the accessioning, arrangement, description, preservation and provision of access to manuscript and archival holdings in the Department of Special Collections & University Archives (SCUA), and in collaboration with colleagues in SCUA and Collection Strategies, will contribute to the selection, appraisal, and acquisition of new collections.

  • Processes existing and incoming archival and special collections materials using best practices and current national standards, describing collections, and creating finding aids and related records in ArchivesSpace, the department's archival management system, as appropriate.

  • Uploads completed finding aids to online public access catalogs including consortial online databases, such as the Online Archive of California, in coordination with the Metadata & Technical Services staff.

  • Integrates digital collections with finding aids and related records, as appropriate, in coordination with Digital Initiatives staff.

  • Participates in projects to revise, edit, correct and digitally publish legacy finding aids.

  • Identifies and carries out rehousing and preservation treatments in consultation with the Special Collections and University Archives' Collections Management Librarian and Preservation Services Department.

  • In collaboration with the Special Collections and University Archives Public Services staff, provides advanced-level reference service to assist researchers, students, faculty, staff, and the community in identifying and using Special Collections and other library materials as indicated or requested.

  • Raises public awareness of newly processed collections through social media, web-based platforms, and other outlets as appropriate

  • Collaborates with/assists the Director of Distinctive Collections or other exhibitions curators to identify Departmental holdings that highlight particular interests.

  • Collaborates with/assists the Digital Initiatives Program Manager or other curators to identify Departmental holdings that are candidates for digitization.

  • Participates in the hiring, training, and supervising of para-professional staff, student workers and/or interns; leads a team of student workers.

  • Maintains knowledge of current best practices, trends and performs continuous assessment of innovative methodologies, technologies and approaches. Identifies opportunities for improvement and communicates them to Departmental leadership.

  • Participates in general Departmental, Library and professional activities as appropriate.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master of Information Science or Master of Library and Information Studies from an ALA-accredited institution, or equivalent; or a Masters in History with a specialization in Archives.
  • One or more years of job-related experience, preferably in a college library and/or archival environment
  • Demonstrated experience in arranging, describing and preserving complex manuscript and/or archival collections.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with Encoded Archival Description (EAD) and Machine-Readable Cataloging (MARC) formats.
  • Knowledge and understanding of library-based descriptive standards including Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS) and Resource Description and Access (RDA).
  • Demonstrated experience providing reference services.
  • Coursework and/or training in archival theory, methodology, issues, and trends.
  • Knowledge of records management issues and best practices.
  • Ability to foster a respectful, cooperative, professional and courteous work environment, maintain confidentiality and employ tact and diplomacy.
  • Strong interpersonal, customer service, facilitation, and communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks and projects, working cooperatively with others or independently.
  • Ability to perform accurate, detailed work.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience using ArchivesSpace, Archivists' Toolkit, Aeon, Millennium, and/or other content management and library collections systems.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Dublin Core
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Knowledge of at least one language other than English
  • Alma or another Next Generation Integrated Library Management System; Archon, Drupal or other standards-based web publishing environment, and Primo or another Next Generation Discovery layer.
  • UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

Physical, mental and environmental demands:

  • Ability to lift materials weighing up to 30 lbs., shelve/retrieve materials from shelves at ground level up to six feet in height and perform light maintenance tasks.
  • Ability to bend, stoop, and push loaded book trucks weighing up to approximately 250 lbs.
  • Ability to travel to various campus locations.
  • Ability to bend to adjust or work with office and library equipment.
  • Dust and other allergens from books and archives may be encountered.
  • Interruptions and meeting with a variety of people will be required on a regular basis.

Salary and benefits: 
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience within a range of $60,843-$65,942. Appointment at Assistant or Associate Librarian rank dependent upon qualifications and experience. Advancement through the librarian ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every two to three years, each of which includes substantial peer input. Excellent retirement system, health and vacation benefits.

Application Information: 
Please complete and submit the information requested in AP Recruit (resume, names and contact information of at least three references, and a letter of interest addressing qualifications and experience related to the primary duties of the position) as directed at: APRecruit (https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/JPF00856). The search will remain open until the position is filled; for best consideration application should be received by December 29, 2017.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

More information can be found here.

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Records Analyst, Oregon State Archives, Salem, OR

The Archives Division is recruiting for a Records Analyst. The salary range is $3,458 - $5,034 per month.

 

This is an Open Competitive recruitment open to any applicant who meets the qualifications.

 

The announcement can be found on the internet at:

http://sos.oregon.gov/Pages/employmentopportunities.aspx

 

To apply follow the link below to the State of Oregon E-RECRUIT system.

http://www.oregonjobs.org/

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

Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL)

University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB)

The Information Services Librarian at Health Sciences and Human Services Library provides front line support for the research and teaching/learning needs of students, faculty, and staff at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. With a strong commitment to outstanding public service, this dynamic and forward-thinking Information Services Librarian brings initiative, creativity, and enthusiasm for teaching, learning, research, and collaboration to this user-focused position. To engage users and advance their success, this librarian designs and develops library-based onsite programs and provides University-wide research support through Research Connection, a comprehensive suite of research services.

 

This faculty librarian position is a member of the Information Services Department, which is home to reference services, circulation services, and other innovative public service programming. Reporting to the Head of Information Services, this librarian actively collaborates with faculty and staff throughout the HS/HSL and with academic partners, such as the Writing Center, throughout the University. 

 

This is a permanent status-eligible full-time, non-tenure track faculty position at a rank of Librarian I or II. Previous professional library experience is welcome, but not required.

 

Librarians are expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track and participate fully as members of the library's faculty. For more information see the University's "Criteria and Procedures Relating to the Appointment, Promotion and Permanent Status for Library Faculty": http://cf.umaryland.edu/umpolicies/usmpolicyInfo.cfm?polid=19&section=all.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides user-focused research assistance at the HS/HSL's Information Services Desk.
  • Delivers expert one-on-one consultations to faculty, students, and staff, emphasizing searching skills, critical appraisal of resources, information management, measuring research impact, research data management, and more.
  • Leads dynamic in-person and online instructional programming.
  • Provides expert search services for intensive research projects such as faculty collaboration on systematic reviews.
  • Builds collaborative relationships/develops programming with University partners such as the Office of Academic Affairs and the Writing Center.
  • Advises faculty and students regarding aspects of scholarly communication including copyright and publication strategies.
  • Promotes programs and services in social media and through other communication methods.
  • Participates actively in committees within the Library, the University, and professional organizations.
  • Maintains current knowledge of the trends and issues in higher education, scholarly communication, and research practice.
  • Develops and continually improves innovative programs and services such as the Poster Printing Service and IRB Consent Form Service.
  • Pursues research and professional development activities appropriate to maintaining or advancing appointment rank. 

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited program.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated strong service orientation and skills.
  • Expert searching skills in health sciences databases.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver quality instruction online and in person.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and to prioritize varied projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.

 

PREFERRED:

  • An undergraduate degree or comparable background in biological or health sciences.
  • Public service experience in an academic or health sciences library environment.
  • Experience providing instruction to a range of audiences, including faculty and students.
  • Knowledge of copyright compliance and the legal use of e-resources in teaching, learning, and research.
  • Evidence of professional and scholarly activities.

 

APPLICATIONS:

Application materials must include your CV/resume; cover letter; 3 references including names, addresses, and phone numbers; and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating "I verify that my CV is current and accurate" - does not need to be notarized).  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by November 27, 2017. Interested applicants should apply using the following link: http://bit.ly/InfoSrvLib.  

MINIMUM SALARY:  $50,000, commensurate with experience

 

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

 

HOURS:  This full-time position includes some evening and weekend hours.

 

ENVIRONMENT:

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

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

 

The Library supports the 6300 students, and over 7500 faculty and staff members on UMB's 60-acre research and technology complex consisting of 58 buildings including the University of Maryland BioPark, the University of Maryland Medical Center, and the VA Hospital. UMB's professional and graduate schools comprise a dental school, graduate school, and schools of law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health and social work. More details about the UMB can be found at http://www.umaryland.edu/

 

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

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Call for Papers: BIAS - Bias in Information, Algorithms, and Systems

A half-day workshop at the 2018 iConference to be held in Sheffield, UK
on Sunday, March 25, 2018

http://ir.shef.ac.uk/bias/

More than ever before, information, algorithms and systems have the potential to influence and shape our experiences and views. With increased access to digital media and the ubiquity of data and data-driven processes in all areas of life, an awareness and
understanding of areas, such as algorithmic accountability, transparency, governance and bias, are becoming increasingly important. Recent cases in the news and media have highlighted the wider societal effects of data and algorithms requiring we pay it more attention.

The BIAS workshop will bring together researchers from different disciplines who are interested in analysing  and tackling bias within their discipline, arising from the data, algorithms and methods they use. The theme of the workshop, bias in information, algorithms, and systems, includes, but is not limited to, the following areas:

  • Bias in sources of data and information (e.g., datasets, data production, publications, visualisations, annotations, knowledge bases)
  • Bias in categorisation and representation schemes (e.g., vocabularies, standards, etc.)
  • Bias in algorithms (e.g., information retrieval, recommendation, classification, etc.)
  • Bias in the broader context of information and social systems (e.g., social media, search engines, social networks, crowdsourcing, etc.)
  • Considerations in evaluation (e.g., to identify and avoid bias, to create unbiased test and training collections, crowdsourcing, etc.)
  • Interactions between individuals, technologies and data/information
  • Considerations for data governance and policy


The workshop aims to identify potential avenues for future directions around the notions of bias, algorithmic transparency and accountability, with the concrete goal of generating a collaborative proposal for publishing a position paper (e.g., in ACM SIGIR Forum) and/or the coordination of a special issue on BIAS for the journal Online
Information Review. With these goals in mind, the workshop will feature a keynote talk, presentations and posters from workshop participants, and thematic discussions in small groups.

Submission and Publication
The workshop welcomes the following types of submissions:

  • Extended abstracts of up to 1,500 words,
  • Short research papers of up to 6 pages, and
  • Full research papers of up to 12 pages.


Submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least two members of the programme committee. Submissions should be formatted according to Springer's LNCS style guidelines (http://www.springer.com/gb/computer-science/lncs/conference-proceedings-guidelinesand not exceed the word/page limit. The submission is to be done via EasyChair (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=bias2018). All accepted submissions will be published as workshop proceedings on CEUR-WS.org (http://ceur-ws.org/). Their metadata will also be provided in BibSonomy (https://www.bibsonomy.org/) and everything will be linked on the workshop homepage, together with the program and presentation slides. At least one author  of each accepted paper must register for the conference and present the paper there.

Important Dates

  • Abstract submission deadline: Jan 10, 2018
  • Submission deadline: Jan 20, 2018
  • Notification of acceptance: Feb 25, 2018
  • Camera-ready paper: Mar 10, 2018
    (Abstract submission: Please submit the title and (short) abstract of
    your work until January 10 to speed up reviewer assignment.)

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Reference and Instruction Librarian, Bennett D. Katz Library, University of Maine at Augusta, Augusta, ME

The Reference and Instruction Librarian at the Bennett D. Katz Library provides library instruction and research support as a member of a team of librarians at the University of Maine at Augusta. We are looking for an librarian who is enthusiastic about working with students across multiple distance learning modalities, including video-conferencing and online courses.
This full-time position is responsible for maintaining the Katz Library's Web presence, both on the official university web site and also on social media. The Reference and Instruction Librarian also tracks statistical data about the library and reports relevant data and trends to stakeholders, in partnership with library colleagues.
Please follow the link below to see the full job description and minimum qualifications.
Salary: Mid thirties to low forties

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Faculty, Digital Humanities/Humanities Computing, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

Faculty Position in Digital Humanities/Humanities Computing

The University of Oklahoma College of Arts and Sciences is seeking to hire a faculty member with a specialty in Digital Humanities Computing. The search is open-rank and open-department. The candidate will be hired into the department that best fits their background, which may be Library and Information Science or another discipline. For more information, please see the full job advertisement.

http://slis.ou.edu/Websites/slis/images/FACULTY%20POSITION%20IN%20DIGITAL%20HUMANITIES%20COMPUTING_FINAL.pdf

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Reference and Digital Projects Archivist, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA

Library, Information and Technology Services (LITS) at Mount Holyoke College seeks a diverse pool of applicants for a new entry-level position. The Reference and Digital Projects Archivist position is intended to give a recent ALA-accredited MLS graduate (or equivalent), with a concentration in archives management or a relevant field, the opportunity to quickly gain a broad and experience-based understanding of archives and digital collections and bring fresh ideas and new perspectives to LITS.   

Working in a collegial and service-oriented environment, this position will work across departments engaged with the strategic development of digital and archival collections to build connections to the College's unique materials.  The successful candidate will report to the Associate Director of Discovery and Access and work closely with the Head of Archives and Special Collections.

If you: have a passion for archives and digital stewardship; are an enthusiastic and fearless user of technology with the skills and curiosity to learn more; are committed to working collaboratively within a diverse community of faculty, staff, and students; are eager to apply your creativity, flexibility, and sense of humor to our exciting and challenging initiatives, then we encourage you to apply.

You can find a full description, including qualifications, and apply online at: https://jobs.mtholyoke.edu/

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Head of Library Advisory and Development, Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, Boston, MA

$54,836 - $102,866

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners is looking for an experienced library professional to join our team as the Head of Library Advisory and Development. 

This position reports to the Direct of the Board of Library Commissioners and supervises a team of Library and Advisory Development staff and consultants, as well as managing and implementing the MBLC's federal Library Services and Technology Act program, provides advisory services to public library directors, trustees, and friends; serves as program manager for the agency online reference and electronic content program, including statewide databases and automated networks; serves as program manager for the MBLC's library research service; and serves as member of the agency management team. 

We're looking for someone who is detail oriented, works well in directing a team, can communicate well, and is able to organize and set priorities for managing multiple projects. 

Qualifications:
Applicant must have at least:

A) five years of full-time or equivalent part-time, professional, administrative, supervisory, or managerial experience in library administration

B) of which at least three years must have been in a managerial or supervisory capacity; or

C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below: 

I. A Master's degree with a major in Library Science may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience.*

II. A completed Doctorate or course work completed and a dissertation in progress with a major in library science, public administration, or a related discipline may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the required (A) experience.

*Education toward a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the proportion of the requirements actually completed. Educational substitutions will only be permitted for a maximum of two years of the required (A) experience. No substitutions will be permitted for the required (B) experience.

To see a full position description, visit here.

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

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Content Management Specialist, Saint-Gobain, Northborough, MA

This position provides content management and control for knowledge management systems, including project and technical information and reports, laboratory notebooks, and database records. The incumbent ensures that content and documents submitted by R&D employees are promptly and correctly classified, stored, and managed in accordance with confidential information policies and procedures. The position supports internal document delivery services, aspects of website and database maintenance, and other tasks supporting knowledge and library services and application development. This is a part-time role, requiring about 20 hours per week with a flexible work hours schedule.

The Content Management and Control Specialist provides oversight and validation of documents and records submitted to and released from the central knowledge management systems.

Your main responsibilities in this role are:

  • Checks submissions to ensure compliance with established procedures, including export control and confidentiality levels. Corrects non-conformities, and/or redirects problems for resolution as needed.
  • Processes requests for document releases by directing requests to the correct manager, documenting decisions, and delivering documents using the approved mechanisms.
  • Performs periodic audits of access permissions. Flags concerns for managers and resolves as directed.
  • Assigns, audits, receives, and releases laboratory notebooks in accordance with established procedures. Manages physical book collection and laboratory notebook archive, including inventory, storage, retrieval, and delivery.
  • Provides training for end-users; coaches where corrective action is needed.
  • Assists with database maintenance, record cleaning and migration, and permissions management.
  • Updates internet site with new content.


COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:

  • Strong computer skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Office, HTML.
  • Experience with databases, documents, and records management for electronic and print collections.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • A strong focus on customer service, attention to detail, and the ability to multi-task.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE POSITION:

  • Associates degree in business, records management, quality systems, or demonstrated equivalent
  • 1-3 years' experience in document or office management, audit or quality systems, or database administration


WHO WE ARE:
Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction markets, designs, manufactures and distributes building materials, providing innovative solutions to meet growing demand in emerging economies, for energy efficiency, and for environmental protection. Saint-Gobain is a welcoming, solid, open-minded company that offers long-term career opportunities. Our company is the world's largest manufacturer and distributor of building materials, and a leader in the production of high-performance materials, operating in 66 countries. Saint-Gobain was founded in 1665 and is headquartered in Paris, France. The company had sales of $ 39.6 billion in 2015 and employs more than 170,000 people worldwide.

MORE ABOUT NORTHBORO R&D CENTER:
Saint-Gobain's High-Performance Materials Group is a dynamic, global business with research and development activities centered in Northboro, Massachusetts (NRDC). The Northboro operation has been a major center for materials research since 1985. We have an outstanding record of achievement This and are committed to growth through the development of proprietary products based on novel materials and process technologies. The 186,000-square-foot R&D Center is based in three buildings on a 26-acre site near I-290 in Northboro and has approximately 350 employees from 30 different countries.

Saint-Gobain provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Saint-Gobain is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and supports the hiring of veterans.

Online Application Address is here.

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Textual Processing Intern, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Boston, MA

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Boston, MA

Textual Processing Internship, 18-PROC-01

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is currently seeking applicants for an intern position in our Archives Processing Unit. Through this internship you will learn to apply the basic principles of arrangement, description, and preservation to textual collections related to the life and times of John F. Kennedy. You will work under the supervision of processing archivists on a variety of textual projects and collections. Candidates should be self-motivated and able to work independently and follow federal guidelines for working with historical materials. Candidates must be currently enrolled in a graduate degree program to be eligible for this position. 

As an intern at the JFK Library, you will work alongside and learn from professional archivists. You will be encouraged to ask questions about the profession and the processes employed by the Library, and you will have the unique opportunity to gain experience at a Presidential Library, which is part of the National Archives and Records Administration. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals interested in gaining experience in an archives setting while attending graduate school.

 

Candidates must be US citizens currently enrolled in a graduate program, preferably in archival studies, history, or public history. Interns will receive a monthly stipend of $560 (part time, 2 days per week), paid on the 15th of each month. This spring semester internship will start on January 15th and end on May 14th, with the possibility of continuing for the summer semester. The archives are open Monday through Friday.

 

Applications will be accepted through Friday, December 1, 2017.  To apply, please send in the following documents:

  • Completed Intern Application Form
  • Unofficial College Transcript
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Cover Letter
  • Résumé

 

These can be sent as pdf attachments to Jennifer.marciello@nara.gov. Please include your name and the posting number (18-PROC-01) in the subject line of your email; include the posting number in the address of the letter. Cover letters should also reference the posting number. 

For more information, see this link.

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Oral History Intern, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Boston, MA

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Boston, MA 

Oral History Internship, 18-OH-01

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is currently seeking applicants for a part-time position in our Archives Processing Unit. Through this internship you will participate in the transcription, editing, and organization of our Oral History Program, with the possibility of web-editing through our website.

 

As an intern at the JFK Library, you will work alongside and learn from professional archivists. You will be encouraged to ask questions about the profession and the processes employed by the Library, and you will have the unique opportunity to gain experience at a Presidential Library, which is part of the National Archives and Records Administration. Candidates must be currently enrolled in a degree program to be eligible for this position.

 

Candidates must be US citizens currently enrolled in a graduate program, preferably in archival studies, history, or public history. Interns will receive a monthly stipend of $560 (part time, 2 days/week), paid on the 15th of the month. This internship would start January 15th and end May 14th, with the possibility of undertaking an internship for the summer semester. The archives are open Monday through Friday.

 

Applications will be accepted through December 1, 2017. To apply, please send in the following documents:

  • Completed Intern Application Form
  • Unofficial College Transcript
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Cover Letter
  • Résumé

 

These can be sent as pdf attachments to Jennifer.Marciello@nara.gov. Please include your name and the posting number (18-OH-01) in the subject line of your email; include the posting number in the address of the letter.  Cover letters should also reference the posting number.

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Audiovisual Archives Intern, Audiovisual Reference, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Boston, MA

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

Part Time Audiovisual Archives Internship

LISTING NUMBER 18-AV-01

Application review begins: 21 November 2017. Open until filled.


Interns in the Audiovisual Archives of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library primarily assist staff in answering reference requests and making reproductions of audiovisual materials. The intern's primary responsibility will be working directly with off-site patrons, which requires excellent research dexterity and customer service skills. Patrons may include anyone from film producers to publishers to independent researchers, and requests cover a wide variety of topics and media. Ability to handle multiple inquiries at once, prioritizing needs according to deadlines, and initiative to start new requests are key factors to a successful internship.

 

In the course of their duties, interns will use digital resources such as the public online digital archives and the JFK Library's digital asset management system, Documentum. Interns will also handle original photographs, negatives, ¼" reel-to-reel audio tape, and motion picture film, among other analog media.  In fulfilling reproduction requests, AV archives interns may learn to use the video edit suite, the digital audio workstation, and the photo scanning station. When reference demands are light, there may be limited opportunities for special projects depending on the intern's interest and the archives' needs.

 

The Audiovisual Archives has an opening for one intern to work 16 hours per week.  Please include the following materials in your application:

  • Cover letter stating why you are interested in an internship in the Audiovisual Archives and expected graduation date. Please include the listing number, 18-AV-01, in the cover letter.
  • Résumé
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Application form (attached)

 

Review of applications will begin on Tuesday, 21 November. This posting is open until filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications are accepted electronically with the subject line stating "AV Internship Application-18-AV-01-[Your Name]" to laurie.austin[at]nara.gov.

 

Candidates must be US citizens currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program, ideally in archival studies, public history, or a program in media arts with a strong audiovisual focus. Interns will receive a monthly stipend (e.g., $560 for part time, 16 hours/week) paid on the 15th of the month. The internship will begin on/around 15 January 2018. The hours are Monday through Friday, 9-5:00.

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USDOT National Transportation Library Data Fellowship

Reference Code: USDOT-2017-0004-TW

The National Transportation Library (NTL) Data Management/Data Curation Fellows Program offers a hands-on experience with exposure to creating and evaluating data management plans, crafting data curation standard operating plans and policies, cataloging datasets for preservation, data format migration and other data services, all within the context of providing access to an entire research package which will contain data and reports, as well as networking and outreach. The selected candidate will have direct impact on new data management and curation practices for newly collected as well as legacy datasets. The DM/DC fellow will help to make transportation data more interoperable and open for reuse.

The chosen candidate could also conduct research on how the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Public Access Plan for federally funded research data impacts data management and data quality, or follow a number of other research paths. The Fellow will have the opportunity to collaborate with NTL staff on existing or new data management and data curation projects and initiatives.

The selected candidate will receive a stipend as support for living and other expenses during this appointment. Stipend rates are determined by USDOT officials and are based on the candidate's academic and professional background. The candidate may also be eligible to receive a health insurance allowance and reimbursement for travel expenses. This appointment is full-time for one year and may be extended in increments of one year, up to three years total, contingent upon project needs and funding availability.

Questions regarding this ORISE opportunity can be directed to Ms. Lee-Ann Kiser (Lee-Ann.Kiser@orau.org).

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Library Assistant, Children's Department, Belmont Public Library, Belmont, MA

The Belmont Public Library seeks a Library Assistant to work in a busy Children's Department performing circulation desk duties. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: checking materials in and out, renewing materials, collecting and recording fees and fines, issuing library cards and entering patron data, answering main desk telephone, retrieving items for paging list (reserve requests), notifying patrons regarding reserved materials availability. Also includes: providing patron assistance and responding to questions and concerns, sorting, distributing and processing materials from other libraries, and sorting and shelving materials. Strong customer service skills required. Enthusiasm for working with children and families is desired.This is a permanent part-time position to be scheduled 10-12 hours per week: 

Tuesdays 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Wednesdays 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Fridays 2:00pm -5:00pm

1 Sunday a month from 1:00pm - 5:00pm on a rotation (Between October and May)

Additional hours will be available when coverage is needed due to vacations or absences.

Qualifications

A minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent required, along with one year of library experience, or any combination of education and experience. 

Full/Part Time

Part Time

Education

NA

Salary

$16.6668 per hour

Closing Date

How to Apply

Please submit a Resume, Cover Letter, and Town Application to The Town of Belmont, Human Resources Office, 455 Concord Avenue, Belmont, MA 02478 or humanresouces@belmont-ma.gov or fax to 671-993-2741 by November 27, 2017.

To view the full job description and town application please visit the Town Of Belmont Human Resources website: 

http://www.belmont-ma.gov/human-resources/pages/job-openings

See this link for more information

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Marketing and Community Relations Specialist, Chelmsford Public Library, Chelmsford, MA

Salary: $47,073 to $66,632 in 10 steps

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, including some evenings and weekends as required

 

The Chelmsford Public Library is seeking a dynamic, creative individual for our position of Marketing and Community Relations Specialist. This person will work collaboratively and individually to market and promote the Library's programs, collections, activities and mission. This person will reach out to the community to bring in new library users and create beneficial partnerships with other groups and agencies in the Town of Chelmsford and surrounding areas.

 

Duties include (but not limited to):

  • Develop and oversee a coordinated and cohesive marketing strategy
  • Coordinate social media and public relations efforts
  • Write and distribute the Library newsletter and email announcements
  • Assist in the design of a cohesive style guide for marketing materials
  • Assist in grant-writing
  • Design posters, fliers, handouts, mailings, calendars and more
  • Oversee physical and digital marketing displays
  • Write press releases and promotional items
  • Contribute to the library website
  • Be part of the adult program planning team
  • Identify potential community partnerships
  • Be familiar with compiling and analyzing output measures and social media metrics
  • Conduct polls, surveys and questionnaires
  • Conduct outreach events
  • Help identify non-users
  • Participate on committees and attend professional development training within MVLC (our consortium), state, region and national associations

 

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in marketing, communications or related subject required; library experience is required (even as a patron!), an MLS degree is a bonus; experience in marketing, communications or related field and/or in a library setting; avid reader a must; excellent skills in graphic design; experience with Word Press, Canva, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Constant Contact, and Microsoft Office, especially Publisher; excellent written and oral communication skills.

 

Application: Submit cover letter, resume and at least three promotional samples to Library Director Becky Herrmann via email at bherrmann@townofchelmsford.us - Application deadline is December 1, 2017.

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Funded PhD student opportunities, iSchool, Champaign, IL

The School of Information Sciences, the iSchool at Illinois, is actively
recruiting highly motivated, prospective doctoral students who are
interested in becoming partners in our world-renowned research and
scholarship program. We encourage applications from students from all
disciplinary backgrounds.

Admitted candidates are offered up to four years of funding in the form of
research, teaching, and service assistantships, including tuition waivers
and stipends as long as they remain in good standing. Students receive
one-on-one mentorship from faculty with a global reputation for excellence
in scholarship and high impact science. The School's flexible program
ensures that each student is provided with the intellectual guidance and
experiences necessary to prepare them for vibrant research careers in a
wide range of academic, business, and government settings.

We study how:

  • Information literacy enables participation in the knowledge society,
  • Systems serve people,
  • Libraries shape what we know and who we are,
  • History informs our identity and guides our information future,
  • Data science opens new windows to knowledge,
  • Information is a vital human resource.


For more on our vision: http://ischool.illinois.edu/research/vision

We highly value interdisciplinary work at our school. Our faculty and
students conduct research and collaborate on a broad range of topics:

  • Community informatics
  • Data curation
  • Data science
  • Digital humanities
  • Digital archives and libraries
  • Health and bioinformatics
  • History of information
  • Human-centered data science, Computational social science
  • Human-computer interaction, User experience, Computer supported cooperative work
  • Information policy, privacy, security, and ethics
  • Information literacy, Information access
  • Information retrieval
  • Information visualization
  • Informetrics
  • Libraries and librarianship
  • Machine learning
  • Natural language processing, Text mining, Text analysis
  • Network science
  • Organization of knowledge and information
  • Scientific data and knowledge practices
  • Youth services and digital youth


FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


We encourage foreign and domestic students from historically and
statistically underrepresented minority groups to apply. Deadline for PhD
applications is Monday December 04, 2017 (23:59, AoE (anywhere on earth),
more formally known as Howland Island time).

ONLINE INFORMATION SESSION
On Tuesday, November 7, 2017, from 8:00-9:00 a.m. Central Standard Time, we
will host an online information session about our PhD degree in library and
information science. During the session, iSchool faculty and staff will
answer questions and provide information about our School and programs.
Login instructions are below.

ONLINE: http://go.ischool.illinois.edu/meet
Login Instructions: http://groups.lis.illinois.edu/itdweb/bbcollaborate/
bbcmeetingrooms.php

If you are away from your computer or without a microphone, you may dial in
to the session as follows:
Meeting Room Number: +1-571-392-7703, PIN: 504 275 651
202

If you have questions or problems with regard to participation, please
contact our Help Desk:
help@support.ischool.illinois.edu+1-217-244-4903 or
+1-800-377-1892.

For additional information about the online information session:
http://ischool.illinois.edu/events/2017/11/07/phd-online-information-session

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NFAIS Educational Programs

November 7 MyScienceWork - A Global Platform for Researchers, Institutions, and Publishers

During this webinar, CEO & Co-founder Virginie Simon, PhD, and Yann Mah, Sales and Marketing Director of MyScienceWork, will be joined by two of their partners from the worlds of institutional repositories and publishing, Dr. Marc Diedrich and Darrell Gunter, respectively. This four-person panel will present how Polaris, developed by MSW, serves as a comprehensive digital platform designed for research institutions to archive complete scientific production, automate workflow, analyze/monitor scholarly outputs and make research more visible to key stakeholders. Don't miss learning about this latest addition to research sharing of importance to librarians, publishers, and researchers.   

Go to http://bit.ly/2yUcLGu for details and to register.

November 14 - Developing Data-Driven Strategies: Make Your Planning Make Sense

As an information provider, have you taken full advantage of all data resources to maximize your desired outcomes? Join Krista Thom, IEEE, Jay Holloway, OCLC, Amy Forrester, University of Tennessee, and Phill Jones, Digital Science to hear them describe how their organizations found that exploiting data has the potential to yield better decisions, move you in the right direction, increase productivity, or help to successfully launch a new business model. 

Go to http://bit.ly/2q4zDKk for more information and to register.

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Call for Proposals: RDAP18

The Research Data Access and Preservation (RDAP) Summit, to be held March 21-23, 2018 in Chicago, IL<https://www.asist.org/events/rdap-summit/>, invites calls for proposals from managers, users, and generators of digital data from all sectors, including industry, academia, government, and cultural heritage centers, to present within the sessions described below.

Session topics are as follows:
I. Defining the role of the library in research data management within an institution
II. FAIR vs. Friction
III. Intersection of Publishing and Data
IV. Underserved Data Communities: Understanding Access & Preservation Bias
V. Research reproducibility - how data librarians are getting involved
VI. Open Call for Proposals

A brief description of each session is found here<https://goo.gl/YnV9HF> with the proposal submission questions. There will also be a poster session and separate oral session (TBD).

Please submit proposals via this form<https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSepr2zcgFS4Y7DbH19nmnbgkCM6Cb_QbV_hBkQ7JkjeG0aLFg/viewform?usp=sf_link> by Friday, November 17.
Questions can be directed to the RDAP Program Chairs, Amy Neeser (aneeser@berkeley.edu) and Jon Petters (jpetters@vt.edu).

Further information about the Summit can be found (or soon will be found) at https://www.asist.org/events/rdap-summit/.

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Law Librarian, SharePoint, Alexandria, VA

LAC Federal is seeking a Law Librarian with experience in Legal Databases including managing and tracking legal document workflow and creating and populating legal and administrative forms. This is a 1+ year full time position (40 hour a week; Monday-Friday) benefited in Alexandria, VA.

Responsibilities

  • Manage and track legal document workflows, and to create and populate legal and administrative forms in Adobe, Microsoft Word, InfoPath and other tools.
  • The Librarian will be responsible for Knowledge Management using SharePoint to support office staff, creating and maintaining digital libraries containing relevant documents and articles on specific legal topics, training staff on the use of the KM tools and other information products, and providing research assistance.


Qualifications

  • Education Qualifications:
  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree

OR

  • Masters of Library and Information Science (MLIS) with a Special Certificate in Law Librarianship

OR

  • Two years as a professional law librarian
  • Experience with using an electronic knowledge management system (SharePoint strongly preferred)
  • Proven ability to learn quickly and adapt to new situation
  • Prior experience with federal criminal law and litigation
  • A solid understanding of legal documentation
  • Candidate may substitute 2 years of work of experience managing an electronic knowledge management system for the above education qualifications provided they also have:
  • Three years of equivalent professional level experience working as a law librarian

OR

  • A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university

OR

  • Paralegal Certificate from an ABA-approved program.

To apply, visit: https://goo.gl/1k4Wqw
We welcome referrals!

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Call for Submissions: Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research

Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research

Call for Submissions

The Library Research Round Table of the American Library Association announces the 2018 Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research. The deadline for submitting entries is January 31, 2018.  The LRRT Shera Award Committee will judge the entries for the competition. The decision of the Committee will be announced by the LRRT Steering Committee Chair, prior to the Annual Conference.

 

Guidelines

  1. All entries must be research articles published in English during the 2017 calendar year.
  2. Articles may be nominated by any member of LRRT or by the editors of research journals in the field of library and information studies. No one may nominate more than two articles. 
  3. All nominated articles must relate in at least a general way to library and information studies. Any research method is acceptable.
  4. Authors of nominated articles need not be LRRT members.
  5. Articles by joint investigators are eligible, as are articles generated as a result of a research grant or other source of funding.
  6. Research articles will be judged on the following points:
  • Definition of the research problem;
  • Application of research methods;
  • Clarity of the reporting of the research;
  • Significance of the conclusions, as judged by the Committee.
  1. The author(s) of the winning article will receive a Certificate.

 

To nominate or submit an article (or articles) for the 2018 competition, e-mail an electronic copy of each article along with a cover letter, both in PDF format to: ors@ala.org with the subject line: Shera Award, Published Research

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Rights & Permissions Research Intern, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Please note that this is an administrative internship and may not be suitable for those seeking experience working with a practicing attorney or within a legal environment.

 

Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications:

  • Enrollment in and returning to an undergraduate or graduate program
  • Proven strong research and documentation skills
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and accuracy
  • Proven ability to work independently
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel, and Internet Explorer
  • Ability to prioritize duties and multi-task
  • Email a single MS-Word or PDF document containing your cover letter & resume to: intern@mfa.org
  • Ability to attend orientation from 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.  on Saturday, January 20 (9:30AM - 12:00PM
  • Ability to commit to 15 - 20 hours, (preferably two whole days), per week through mid-April

For more information, contact:

Katherine I. Campbell

Coordinator of Rights & Permissions

KCampbell@mfa.org

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Library Assistant, Town of Brookline Library, Brookline, MA

The Town of Brookline Library system is seeking a customer service oriented professional for a part-time Library Assistant I position at the Main Library, one of the busiest branch libraries in the state. This position will perform administrative and support work relating to processing and shelving of library materials; charging and discharging books; circulation functions; assisting patrons with information on collections, policies, procedures, and the use of computers. The ability to work patiently and politely with the public and the ability to communicate library policies and procedures effectively is required. Additional language skills are a plus. Knowledge of library systems. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing and excellent customer service and computer skills. Must be available on some weekends and evenings, including Sundays in the summer and available to work at the Main Library. 12 to 14 hours per week. High School Diploma, experience working with the public and knowledge of computers is required. Starting salary $17.99 per hour. 

Resume and cover letter by November 20, 2017 to: 

https://brooklinema.clearcompany.com/careers/jobs/fd30e708-7909-17fd-48a9-e056e96e2a7c/apply?source=648318-CS-27260 

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Call for Applications: 2018 Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) Scholarships

Call for Applications: 2018 Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) Scholarships

Application Deadline: March 5, 2018

Founded in 1973, the Chinese American Librarians Association, an affiliate of American Library Association, is pleased to announce the availability of its 2017-2018 scholarships:

The CALA Scholarship of Library and Information Science

This scholarship awards $1000 to a full-time student at an ALA-accredited library school.

The Sheila Suen Lai Scholarship of Library and Information Science

This scholarship awards $500 to a full-time student at an ALA-accredited library school.

Lisa Zhao Scholarship Fund

This scholarship awards $500 to a full-time student at an ALA-accredited library school.

The Huang Tso-ping and Wu Yao-yu  Scholarship Memorial Fund

This scholarship awards faculty and students at the Wuhan University, China. One award is for a library school faculty member ($400) and two awards go to library school students ($200 each).


Applicant Eligibility:

These scholarships are designed to encourage professional and leadership development in Chinese American librarianship. They are open to full-time students of Chinese heritage who are currently enrolled in an ALA-accredited master's or doctoral program of library and information science at an institution of higher education in North America (with the exception of The Huang Tso-ping and Wu Yao-Yu Research and Scholarship). The recipient must be enrolled as a full-time student at the time the scholarship is awarded. Applicants may apply for any or all of the scholarships listed above. All scholarships are awarded in U.S. dollars.

To apply, please go to http://www.cala-web.org/awards/cala_scholarships to access the application guidelines, application forms, reference forms and upload reference letter. The application deadline is 12AM Central Time March 5, 2018. The recipients will be announced by April 30, 2018 and the awards will be presented at the CALA Awards Banquet during the 2018 CALA Annual Conference. If you have any questions, please contact the 2017-2018 CALA Scholarship Committee: 

Daniel Xiao (