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Two Positions, MacPhaidin Library, Stonehill College, Easton, MA

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Access Services Librarian, CSUSB, San Bernardino, CA

ACCESS SERVICES LIBRARIAN

 

California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) seeks a service-oriented, innovative, and collaborative professional to serve as the Access Services Librarian (ASL) for the John M. Pfau Library on the main campus and the Helene A. Hixon Information Resource Center on the Palm Desert campus.

 

Responsibilities: The ASL reports to the dean of the library.  The ASL consults with the Librarians' Council and the dean on all matters affecting access services and policies.

 

The ASL performs a variety of managerial and operational duties that require knowledge of library systems and procedures to provide access to the collection and assist patrons in the use of library resources and services. This highly visible position involves actively assisting library patrons; monitoring multiple library functions; and may provide some combination of reference service, instruction, collection development, and liaison duties based upon knowledge and experience.

 

Supervisory Functions 

  • Supervises, trains, and evaluates relevant full-time, unionized employees. 

  • Oversees the daily operations of the Circulation; Course Reserves; and Interlibrary Loan departments; the circulation component of the Library Multi Media Center, at the Pfau Library; and the corresponding services at the Helene A. Hixon Information Resource Center. The latter will require regular monthly consultation and interaction with the Palm Desert campus librarian.

  • Liaises with relevant campus units regarding departmental services, policies and employment. 

  • Resolves all problems involving scheduling and coverage of the access services as detailed above, and keeps the dean informed about any issues.

 

All tenure-track librarians must engage in the requisite research, creative work, and service to meet the tenure standards for faculty at the university. The library provides support for and fosters intellectual endeavors, and values librarians as faculty with their own research interests depending on academic background.

 

Required Qualifications: 

  • Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an A.L.A. accredited institution. Evidence of the potential for a successful career in librarianship at an academic or research library. 

  • Ability to deliver and prioritize excellent customer service.

  • A minimum of 3 years of supervisory and training experience in a library setting.

  • Familiarity with integrated library management systems, ILL functions, basic copyright law, and policies and procedures related to access services.

  • Sensitivity to working in a diverse work environment. 

  • Ability to solve problems effectively and exercise good judgment. 

  • Adaptable and flexible.

  • Strong organizational skills.

  • Ability to function both as a team member and a team leader. 

  • Proficiency with computers and electronic access technologies.

 

CSUSB is situated in the Inland Empire region, 60 miles east of Los Angeles, with a growing enrollment of just over 20,000 students. The campus has been designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a Minority Serving Institution (>50% underrepresented minority student body), a Hispanic Serving Institution (>25% Latino student body), and Title V eligible (significant number of low income students).

 

The city of San Bernardino is uniquely situated just a 1-2 hour drive away from beaches, mountains, deserts, and the city of Los Angeles.

 

We encourage applicants from historically underrepresented and marginalized populations to help us fulfill the library's mission of serving a diverse community.

 

Terms of Appointment: This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track faculty position with CSU Faculty Bargaining Unit 3. The appointment rank is Senior Assistant Librarian with a salary range of $65,364 - $85,000. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  In order to secure tenure and promotion, the successful candidate must meet expectations in three areas--Professional Assignment; Research, Scholarly, or Creative Contributions; and University and/or Community Service--as defined by the Faculty Senate Committee, library faculty and staff, and library and division administration. Benefits: Generous medical, dental and vision benefits, and CalPERS Retirement, as well as Social Security and Medicare.  Support for moving expenses is available.

 

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position within the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

 

Application Process

To receive consideration, you must submit ALL of the following:

 

1. https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/csusb/jobs/2144878

 

2. Letter of interest

 

3. Resume or CV

 

4. Unofficial transcripts of all graduate work

 

5. Three letters of recommendation no more than two years old from individuals qualified to comment (although they may refer to events that are older).

 

6. A Diversity Statement which may include your interpretation of diversity, inclusion, or gender equity, and must include specific examples of how your educational and/or professional experiences, background/philosophy have prepared you for this role of Access Services Librarian at California State University, San Bernardino (maximum 250 words). 

 

Your file MUST contain all of the above. Applicants selected for in-person interviews will be reimbursed for all travel expenses incurred.

 

First consideration given to applicants who have completed their files by August 31, 2018.  Position is open until filled.  Questions? Contact Mr. Brent Singleton, Chair of the Search Committee, bsinglet@csusb.edu.

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Young Adult Services Librarian, Pelham Public Library, Pelham, NH

Young Adult Services Librarian, Pelham Public Library, Pelham, NH

The Pelham Public Library in Pelham, NH (pop. 12, 897) seeks an energetic Young Adult Services Librarian to join our team. The duties for this full-time position include collection development, community outreach, and program development focusing on youth 12-18 years old. Additional duties include covering a public service desk one night per week and weekend hours on a rotation.

A Masters in Library Science and a minimum of two years of professional library experience is required. Specialized education, training or experience may be substituted for part of the educational requirement.  Experience with Wordpress, Canva, and Instagram a plus.

Position overview:

  • Initiates, plans, and conducts a variety of programs and activities to encourage the use of the library by young adults between the ages of 12 and 18, including but not limited to films and unique events, reading clubs, and school and community outreach
  • Promotes programs through social media, creating flyers and sending press releases to area schools, media, and town message board
  • Experience editing and maintaining webpages
  • Knowledge of recreational and educational needs of young adults
  • Ability to translate young adult needs and interests into effective library services and programs
  • Ability to maintain a safe and welcoming environment for Young Adults and all patrons at the library
  • Knowledge of and interest in current trends in library services for young adults and young adult literature and other materials for youth
  • Knowledge of standard library procedures, current information technology, especially social media, and database search capabilities
  • Takes a leadership role in developing an effective and productive teen advisory group (TAG)
  • Maintains a creative and engaging space for teens by creating interactive bulletin boards and book displays monthly
  • Reports to the Head of Children's Services.
  • Liaison, along with Children's and Emerging Tech Librarians, to Pelham schools

Salary range is $40,000-$49,000 with excellent Town benefits package.

Open until filled.

Please submit application, resume, cover letter, and 3 professional references to rgavelis@pelhamweb.com

Applications can be found at: https://www.pelhamweb.com/sites/pelhamnh/files/file/file/2016-06-06_town_of_pelham_employment_application.pdf

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Program Director for University Records Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Program Director for University Records Management, Brandeis University 

Responsible for expanding the University Records Management (URM) Program across Brandeis, the Program Director for University Records Management will strategize, design, coordinate, and execute initiatives concentrated on the identification, control, security, retention, and availability of Brandeis records and their use. Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Archives & Special Collections, the Program Director will build upon foundational services established for paper records, grow the URM program into the electronic records domain, and take a leadership role in service refreshments with respect to record generation and usage. The Program Director will pursue the URM program mission with respect to the dynamic evolution of electronic, technological, and information governance environments, while delivering traditional paper-based services.

 

At Brandeis University, our mission and history are rooted in the pursuit of social justice; thus we aim to include this value in all that we do. We are seeking candidates with a variety of social identities, including those that have been underrepresented in higher education, who possess skills that spark innovation and who are committed to building, engaging with, and sustaining a pluralistic, unified, and just campus community.

 

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead the expansion and maintenance of the Brandeis records retention schedule, covering all categories of Brandeis records through inventories and stakeholder relationships.

  • Direct the Records Assistant and student assistants in the maintenance, growth, and monitoring of operational, paper-based records services (storage, destruction, and document scanning), maintaining and optimizing vendor relationships supporting these services.

  • Working with IT services, lead efforts toward data retention management for enterprise systems, including the Workday ERP system.

  • Lead, develop, and update communication activities and products to increase awareness of record stewardship responsibilities, efficiencies, and risk avoidance throughout Brandeis.

  • Manage the URM program budget.

  • Collaborate with University Archives staff to ensure that records with enduring historical value are preserved.

  • Lead and provide consultation across Brandeis on various information lifecycle management efforts with respect to records compliance and record and information efficiencies.

 

Qualifications:

  • At least three years of experience working within an enterprise records management program.

  • Master's degree in Library and or Information Science, MBA, or other relevant advanced degree required.

  • Experience with record retention policy development and with recordkeeping systems.

  • Strong grounding in information governance best practices, trends, and issues.

  • Ability to plan and execute at the program level.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills that reflect a commitment to inclusion and justice and the ability to develop strong working relationships with a dynamic and diverse community.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills, with a collaborative, client-service orientation.

  • Ability to communicate precisely and effectively with IT professionals.

  • Familiarity with higher education, its regulatory environment, and its records-related considerations preferred.

  • Certified Records Managers (CRM), Information Governance Professionals (IGP), and/or Certified Information Professionals (CIP) qualifications preferred.

  • Special qualification: The successful candidate must be able to handle, lift and move boxes weighing up to 50 lbs.



How to Apply:

Submit cover letter and resume as a single document at

http://www.brandeis.edu/humanresources/jobs/external.html. Elect option for "New 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 committed to providing its students, faculty and staff with an environment conducive to learning and working and where all people are treated with respect and dignity. Toward that end, it is essential that Brandeis be free from discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religious creed, gender identity and expression, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, genetic information, disability, military or veteran status or any other category protected by law (also known as membership in a "protected class").

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Library Assistant, Wellesley Free Library, Wellesley, MA

LIBRARY ASSISTANT

(PART-TIME) 

TOWN OF WELLESLEY 

The Wellesley Free Library (WFL) is seeking a fearless, flexible and fun part-time (16 hours/week) Library Assistant in the Circulation Department. Duties include providing excellent customer service at the Main and Branch Libraries, checking in and checking out of library materials; assisting patrons in the use of self-check terminals; shelving materials; shelf-reading; assisting customers at public service desks; filling items on daily paging list; dispensing general information to customers; performing network transfer functions; and other assigned duties. The work schedule may include one evening per week, frequent Saturdays, and one Sunday per month. The requirements are a High School diploma or equivalent; working knowledge of automated systems; excellent interpersonal, oral communication and customer service skills; and six months of clerical work experience. The hourly rate is $18.32 and the position is not benefit eligible. 

 

To apply, submit a Town of Wellesley job application or a cover letter and resume to the Human Resources Department, Town Hall, 525 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02482 or e-mail as a Word document or PDF to hr@wellesleyma.gov by August 2, 2018.  AA/EOE

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Systems Coordinator, Providence Community Library, Providence, RI

Systems Coordinator

Providence Community Library

Salary: $27.88 per hour

Hours: Full time w/Benefits

Posted: July 19, 2018

Deadline: External applications accepted until the position is filled.

 

Providence Community Library is seeking a Systems Coordinator who will supervise staff at the Knight Memorial library.  S/he will successfully manage staff, volunteers, security, and work studies. The position requires creating a professional, team oriented, and productive working environment, as well as an open, inviting atmosphere for library users. S/he will be responsible for the successful delivery of all library services in the building, including collection maintenance, programming, marketing and outreach, and information and readers advisory.

 

The Systems Coordinator will be responsible for managing circulation and customer service procedures and polices across the PCL system.  S/he will consult with staff, update policies and procedures, and research and implement innovations and trends in the areas of circulation and customer service. The Knight Memorial Systems Coordinator will work together with other Systems Coordinators and library administrators to synchronize services for the whole of PCL.  

 

Systems Coordinators serve on the administration team and are responsible for mentoring, supervising, and supporting all public service staff in all library locations, including, but not limited to, situations requiring an immediate or timely response.

 

Duties: 

    • Supervises and supports all library staff in their roles; initiates mentoring, professional development, and/or corrective action as needed.  
    • Directs day-to-day workflow of the library staff, including but not limited to librarian(s), clerks(s), specialist(s), and volunteers.  Approves bi-weekly timesheets and schedules temporary staff as needed.
    • Responsible for scheduling and arranging coverage, including planned and short notice absences.
    • Responsible for monitoring and reporting security, maintenance, and custodial issues.  This includes training the security guard on PCL procedures. Maintains close communication with the Facilities Department.
    • Ensures delivery of successful customer service and impactful programs by responding to community needs.
    • Collaborates with community organizations, elected officials, and schools to promote and facilitate their use of the library and to foster strategic partnerships.
    • Markets library collections, programs, services and resources.
    • Collects, maintains and analyzes library statistics.
    • Serves as liaison to the library's Friends Group.
    • Works with other PCL Systems Coordinators, Library Director, and Chief Operating Officer to analyze, plan, and implement neighborhood library services, library layout and design, and facilities upgrades.
    • Actively supports teamwork. Conducts meetings as needed to keep staff up to date on policies, procedures and other library developments.
    • Reviews effectiveness of library service policies and procedures, recommending updates as needed.
    • Maintains knowledge and professional skills in specialty areas of circulation and customer service. Regularly communicates relevant information to PCL staff.

 

Requirements:

MLS from an ALA accredited program. Five years of professional library experience which includes supervisory management experience with at least 3 years (or equivalent) in a public library setting. Bilingual English/Spanish is a plus.

 

Send resume, cover letter and three references to:   

Maria Melvin, HR Manager, mmelvin@provcomlib.org, (401) 467-2700 x.1606.

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Library Reference Assistant, MCPHS University, Boston, MA

Library Reference Assistant (part-time)

MCPHS University

Boston, MA Campus

 

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

 

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

 

Responsibilities: 

The Library Reference Assistant provides support to staff the reference desk and assists patrons in locating and using print and electronic library resources. 

  • Troubleshoot basic computer problems and communicate with the Information Services Help Desk as needed
  • Communicate with patrons in-person and via chat, email, and telephone
  • Collect statistics relating to reference transactions and other library operations
  • Handle other special projects as assigned.
  • Work hours are typically scheduled between 10am-7pm, Monday-Friday, although some evenings and weekends may be required.

This is a temporary, part-time (up to 17 hours per week) position, and is not eligible for benefits.

 

Additional responsibilities may be assigned by the supervisor.

 

Qualifications:

Required: 

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

Desired: 

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

To apply, please visit https://careers-mcphs.icims.com/jobs/3090/library-reference-assistant-%28part-time%29/job

Attach a cover letter and a resume. No phone calls, please. Principals only. No relocation available. Finalist candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment. MCPHS University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who would enrich the University's diversity are welcome to apply.

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Assistant Librarian, Circulation, George H. and Ella M. Rodgers Memorial Library, Hudson, NH

George H. and Ella M. Rodgers Memorial Library

Assistant Librarian - Circulation Services (Full-Time)

 

Duties: Serves patrons at the Circulation Desk and assists the Circulation Librarian in collection development and the overall management of Circulation Services. Circulates library material, assists patrons in using the library and its electronic resources, and provides hands-on technical assistance to patrons as required. Coordinates the library's Interlibrary Loan activities and provides Reader's Advisory services. Also assists in training newly hired employees in circulation and shelving procedures. Coordinates the library's volunteer program and interviews and trains and assigns volunteers to appropriate work areas. Manages special projects as assigned and performs other job-related tasks as needed.

 

Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree or higher is required. Computer literacy and knowledge of social media, online resources and Microsoft Office required, along with good organizational and communication skills, punctuality, and attentiveness to detail. Must be public service oriented, have excellent customer service skills, work independently with minimum supervision, and enjoy active participation in a collaborative environment.  Applicants must possess the willingness to learn new skills, good judgment and initiative. Must be able to push or pull carts, do a moderate amount of bending, squatting, lifting (up to 40 lbs.), stretching and standing for extended periods of time. Previous experience in public library circulation services is preferred.

 

Closing Date: July 31, 2018 or until filled.

 

Salary: $15.50/hour to start, 40 hours per week with some evening and weekend hours.

 

To Apply: E-mail résumé and letter of interest to Linda Pilla, Library Director, director@rodgerslibrary.org

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Technical Information Specialists, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD

We invite applications from individuals with diverse education and experience, including genomic and biomedical sciences, health services research and policy, public health, data management and information sciences.

Apply here:

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/505295500  (for all U.S. citizens)

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/505295200  (for Federal status candidates)

The announcement for these GS 9/11/12 positions will be posted for five calendar days, July 19 to July 23. The short posting time reflects the government's effort to hire talented people quickly.

In these positions you would:

  • Advance automated indexing efforts and the application of metadata to MEDLINE, PubMed, and other NLM database records (2 positions);
  • Produce classes and training resources focusing on biomedical data and information science, especially in relation to NLM products and services;
  • Support the scientific and editorial review of journal literature and associated data for the NLM Collection;
  • Support the creation, promotion and distribution of consumer health information on MedlinePlus, MedlinePlus en español, and MedlinePlus Connect; or
  • Serve as lead for activities related to the development and management of the NIH Common Data Element (CDE) Repository.

The vacancies also are posted here: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/careers/jobopenings.html

NLM is the world's largest biomedical library and one of the National Institutes of Health. In addition to an interesting, diverse and challenging work environment, NLM has a great location on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland. A Metro subway station (Medical Center on the Red Line) and bus stops on the NIH campus provide access to DC, suburban Maryland, and Northern Virginia. NLM is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To learn more about working at NLM, see Careers @ NLM.

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Library Diversity Fellow, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR

Library Diversity Fellow Position at Oregon Health & Science University Library in Portland, Oregon 

 

Work Schedule, Hours, FTE, Salary Range: 1.0 FTE; Salary commensurate with experience, minimum $50,000.

Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Library seeks applications from early-career librarians, with a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, for the position of Library Diversity Fellow. The role is a full time, two-year appointment, non-renewable, entry-level faculty position.

As a member of the ACRL Diversity Alliance, OHSU Library is committed to increasing the number of qualified and talented individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups going into academic and health sciences librarianship. The OHSU Library seeks qualified candidates whose backgrounds and experiences will enrich our community.

The experience will provide a foundation for a strong career in academic librarianship.  A flexible program will address the Fellow's goals and interests as well as the Library's needs. The Library will support the Fellow's career interests through mentoring, training, professional development, and participation on library committees.

Position Description:

The Library Diversity Fellow will collaborate with library leadership and colleagues to develop a two-year program that will provide broad exposure to the work of academic librarianship. The program will include on-boarding, mentoring, scholarship and service, as well as practical experience in selected areas of the library.

In the first year of the program, the Fellow will develop skills in library instruction, collaborating with colleagues to teach information literacy to health sciences students and professionals. Both years of the residency will provide opportunities to rotate through other operational areas of the library, which could include collection development, systems, digital collections and repositories, research data management, and special collections. In the second year, the Fellow will develop and complete a capstone project, with the prospect of presenting original research at a conference or in an academic journal. The Fellow will participate in ACRL Diversity Alliance events and activities, and engage in professional service and scholarship.

Librarians at OHSU hold non-tenured faculty appointments; this position will be filled at Instructor rank. All librarians are members of the Library Faculty Assembly.  Faculty rank, salary, benefits, and professional development opportunities are commensurate with entry level library faculty appointments at OHSU. OHSU is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. To learn more about diversity initiatives at OHSU, please visit the Center for Diversity & Inclusion at www.ohsu.edu/diversity.

The duties of this position:

In the first year of the program, the Fellow will develop skills in library instruction, collaborating with colleagues to teach information literacy to health sciences students and professionals.  Both years of the residency will provide opportunities to rotate through other operational areas of the library, which could include collection development, systems, digital collections and repositories, research data management, and special collections. In the second year, the Fellow will develop and complete a capstone project, with the prospect of presenting original research at a conference or in an academic journal.  The Fellow will participate in ACRL Diversity Alliance events and activities, and engage in professional service and scholarship.

Position Conditions/Qualifications:

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited Library and Information Science program conferred by August 2018, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Early career, up to and including 2 years of post-MLIS or post-graduate experience
  • Demonstrated interest in a career in academic or health sciences librarianship
  • Demonstrated experience working both independently and collaboratively with colleagues
  • Excellent analytical, writing, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines/work under tight timelines
  • Ability to work with diverse communities to meet ever-changing needs
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in librarianship and the university community

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with reference, training, teaching, instruction, or equivalent front-line services
  • Ability to adapt one's approach to most effectively meet user needs
  • Ability to contribute service and scholarship to the profession
  • Ability to quickly learn and adapt to a highly technological environment.

Applications: To apply please visit ohsujobs.com and search for position IRC71586. Applications should include a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references. Screening of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled.

OHSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or protected veteran status. Applicants with disabilities can request reasonable accommodation by contacting the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148.

Oregon Health &Science University values a diverse and inclusive workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu

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Call for Papers: European Academy of Religion Annual Conference

European Academy of Religion Annual Conference (Bologna, March 4-7 2019)
Panel: New Frontiers of Technology and the Study of Religion. The Emerging and Transformative Role of Libraries, Universities, and Cultural Heritage Institutions 
OPEN CALL 
Proponent: Amy Phillips (Georgetown University) and Christopher Morse (University of Luxembourg) (co-chairs) 
 
Abstract: This is a continuation of last year's New Frontiers of Technology and the Study of Religion: the Emerging and Transformative Role of Libraries, Universities, and Cultural Heritage Institutions panel. We will showcase the work of libraries, academic or intellectual centers, and scholars working on projects that are born-digital or are digital representations of physical collections, or a hybrid of both. Looking within the context of centers and libraries devoted to theological or religious studies, special attention will be paid to how these disciplines influence and shape the philosophical and theoretical underpinnings which drive projects that use burgeoning technologies or utilize already existing ones. 
Topics can include: 
  1. Digital Humanities Initiatives
  2. Virtual/Augmented Reality for Cultural Heritage
  3. User Experience/Interaction Design for Cultural Heritage
  4. New Applications of Image Archives (e.g. IIIF)
  5. Digital Critical Editions
  6. Innovative Digital Exhibitions
  7. Res 
Language: English 
Disciplines involved: Librarianship, Digital Humanities, Theology, Religion, Technology 
If you want to submit your paper, please write to: aep49@georgetown.edu and christopher.morse@uni.lu 

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Associate Children's Librarian, Penn Wynne Library, Wynnewood, PA

RANGE & RATE: Schedule WA00 - Range 07

Starting Salary: $29.354/hr. - $57,240/yr.

Responsible for engaging children in all aspects of library activities in a neighborhood library facility, which is largely staffed by part-time employees. Duties include collection development, planning and conducting children's programs and assisting the Head Librarian in operation of the library. This position also has the responsibility for making standard library service decisions within established procedures. The work requires that the employee have good knowledge, skill and ability in library service.

Essential Functions:

  • Develops the library's collection to meet the needs of the community. Participates by selecting, ordering, cataloging and processing new and duplicate books, periodicals, videos and materials for the children's collections. Inspects books and materials to determine which ones are to be weeded out and/or repaired.
  • Attends book selection meetings and reads junior book reviews.
  • Keeps up-to-date with trends in library service for children.
  • Plans, implements and evaluates a comprehensive program of activities on a variety of topics for children which promotes reading and use of the library. Including annual summer learning programs, book clubs and storytimes.
  • Provides reader's advisory services to all patrons with an emphasis on children, caregivers, parents and teachers.
  • Provides instructions to children, parents, caregivers, and teachers in the use of library materials.
  • Promotes library services to the public within the library and within the community, including use of electronic resources for children.
  • Initiates outreach to schools, child care centers and other community organizations.
  • Keeps records of Children's Department purchases and program fees for budgeting purposes. Provides program reports for board and management.
  • Performs circulation duties for both adult and children patrons; issues books to patrons; inspects books and materials for damage; calculates and collects fines; provides information regarding library services in person, on the telephone and electronically; assists patrons with use of library equipment; registers new patrons.
  • Assists the public in using library technology.
  • Opens and closes the Circulation Department and library building when assigned.
  • Assists with training, managing and scheduling of pages.
  • Participates in LMLS committees as appropriate.
  • Performs related work as required.

Qualifictions:

  • A bachelor's degree, plus two years of library experience working with children, or an equivalent combination of education and qualifying experience substituting on a year-for-year basis. A master's degree in library science is preferred.
  • Good knowledge of public library practices and procedures, including awareness in current trends in children's librarianship.
  • Knowledge of current, popular literature and resources for patron's birth to 13 years old.
  • Experience engaging children and their caregivers in interactive programs within the library and in the community.
  • Considerable ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, associates, other agencies, community groups and the general public.
  • Good ability in oral and written communications, including social media.
  • Good ability to plan and coordinate the activities of the Children's Department of a small size library.
  • Considerable ability to perform duties in a fast-paced environment.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to sit for up to 4-8 hours, and stand and/or walk for up to 2-4 hours per workday.
  • Ability to bend/stoop, squat, kneel, reach above shoulder level, lift, push and pull up to 40% of the workday for material manipulation.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 34 pounds of materials up to 10% of the workday, lift and carry up to 24 pounds of materials up to 20% of the workday, and lift and carry up to 10 pounds of materials up to 50% of the workday.
  • Ability to grasp, lift, and carry materials repetitively. Ability to perform fine motor manipulations including typing and writing repetitively.

Selection:

Based on merit, work experience, training, education, testing, employee record and interview.

HOW TO APPLY:

Current employees: Submit application in writing on a Job Vacancy Bid form (with resume if applicable). Please contact HR to determine what the potential salary impact would be for you, i.e. if this would qualify as a transfer, promotion or demotion.

External Applicants: Employment applications can be downloaded from www.lowermerion.org - employment opportunities.

Send application to:

Department of Human Resources 75 E. Lancaster Avenue

Ardmore, PA 19003

Email: humanresources@lowermerion.org

Applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 26, 2018.

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Leadership Transitions & Data Administrator, Arts Consulting Group, Boston, MA

Based in ACG's Boston office, the Leadership Transitions and Data Administrator (Administrator) will be a highly organized, detail oriented, and effective team member who will work closely with and provide operational and administrative support to the Leadership Transitions team. The Administrator will undertake an array of executive search-related administrative functions, a broad range of data entry and database management responsibilities, and special projects that advance the effectiveness and efficiency ACG's Leadership Transitions practice. Reporting to and working closely with ACG's President, this individual will play a key role in maintaining applicant and resume database information critical to ACG's operations, supporting the implementation of executive search and interim management processes.

The Administrator's responsibilities will span the cycle of an executive search, from proposal development through candidate placement. T

o apply, please submit a cover letter and resume outlining specific experience and demonstrable accomplishments to Administrator@ArtsConsultingGroup.com.

For more information visit http://artsconsulting.com/employment/leadership-transitions-and-data-administrator-2018/.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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Library Assistant, Wareham Free Library, Wareham, MA

The Town of Wareham's Human Resources Office, on behalf of the Wareham Free Library, is accepting applications for the position of Library Assistant I. Saturdays and some evenings required.

The successful applicant will perform the duties of a Library Assistant I: charges and discharges books and materials at the circulation desk, answers telephones, assists patrons in locating and retrieving books and materials, shelves, repairs and restores books, and performs other relevant duties as requested by the Library Director.

Qualifications

High School Graduate or the equivalent, experience dealing with the public desirable or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Full/Part Time

Part Time

Salary

15.25 hour

How to Apply

Please submit a letter of interest and resume or Employment Application to the Human Resources Director:

Dorene M. Allen-England, Esq.

Memorial Town Hall

54 Marion Road, Wareham, MA 02571

Dallen-england@wareham.ma.us

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Client Services Manager, IEEE, NJ

We are looking for a new member for our international team of information professionals. You must be fluent in both Spanish and English and willing to travel. This is a full-time telecommuting position based in the U.S.

Client Services Manager, Latin America

To apply, click here: ieee.taleo.net/careersection/2/...

The overall purpose of this position is to build relationships with IEEE online customers in our Spanish and Portuguese-speaking territories, encouraging usage and educating researchers and administrators about IEEE content, the IEEE Xplore Digital Library, and other IEEE online platforms and subscriptions. 

The CSM for Latin America:

  • Supports programs of awareness, training, customer support and outreach for IEEE subscription products, partnering with locally-based sales representatives in Latin America.
  • Plans, organizes and leads training sessions for librarians, endusers, regional staff and local dealers in effective use of the IEEE Xplore Digital Library, Innovation Q+, and other electronic information products through on-site visits, phone, email, and internet conferencing
  • Represents IEEE in designated territory by planning and organizing complex events, such as customer meetings, IEEE Student Branch-sponsored activities, university and industry outreach programs, customized events, and public speaking opportunities
  • Travels as needed, for customer visits, conferences, training and awareness events

Qualifications

Education and Experience:

  • Master's Degree (Library & Info Science strongly preferred). Engineering or Computer Science background will also be considered
  • 7+ years cumulative work experience with 5+ years library, electronic publishing or STM database experience preferred

Skills & Other Requirements:

  • Strong communication (verbal and written) and presentation skills in English and Spanish required. Portuguese knowledge a plus
  • Training expertise required -- comfort with electronic information products and ability to demonstrate products one-on-one or for large audiences, both in-person and online, is critical
  • Enthusiasm and energy for customer engagement
  • Experience with scientific digital libraries strongly desired
  • Knowledge of information industry and library trends, methods and technologies
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time, both locally and internationally. Frequent travel is part of the job
  • Strong organizational skills; attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and prioritize own workload

IEEE is the world's largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. Through its highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities, IEEE is the trusted voice in a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers, and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power, and consumer electronics. 

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Library Reference Assistant, Dana Hall School, Wellesley, MA

Dana Hall School seeks candidates for the position of Library Reference Assistant. 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 using the library and offering support and guidance, as needed
  • Supervising on-duty student employees
  • Overseeing and processing library overdue notices
  • Managing periodical and video collection (processing, ordering, weeding)
  • Managing course reserves, recent acquisitions, and holds
  • Conducting formal and informal reference interviews with students
  • Coordinating interior displays with library staff and faculty 
Candidates should have excellent interpersonal skills, an ability to work collaboratively and independently, research and reference skills or coursework, enjoy reading and working with adolescent girls, and have comfort supervising teens. Work experience in a school or library environment, experience with library management and citation software, and proficiency utilizing databases are 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.
 
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 work effectively and multi-task in an active school environment. Candidates should be comfortable with rapidly changing technologies and have experience providing library services to young people.
 
This a part-time position during the academic year from late August through June. The Library Reference Assistant will work 14 hours per week on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 2:15 to 9:45 p.m. and alternating Sunday evenings from noon to 8:00 p.m. Several additional shifts for professional development, training, school events and holidays are anticipated. The Library Reference Assistant reports to the Library Director.
 
Dana Hall seeks candidates who will contribute to and are committed to diversity and multicultural educational practices.

​Candidates should submit an application with cover letter and resume through the school website: https://www.danahall.org/page/about-us/job-opportunities

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Archives Assistant, MIT, Cambridge, MA

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Institute Archives and Special Collections

Building 14N-118

77 Massachusetts Ave.

Cambridge, MA  02139

 

 

Temporary Position Available

Archives Assistant (MITemp)

 

Through December 31, 2018 (available immediately)

20-30 hours per week, Monday-Friday between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM (mornings preferred)

$15.00 per hour.

 

The MIT Institute Archives and Special Collections houses one of the premier collections on the history of science and technology in the United States. The Archives Assistant will work under the direction of the Archivist for Researcher Services to support reference, access and outreach activities.

 

Tasks may vary, but will include: 

  • Managing receipt and return of collections stored off-site (ongoing, daily; ca. 1-2 hrs/day) 
  • Compiling reference statistics (ongoing, monthly) 
  • Supporting reference, access, and outreach activities (ongoing) 
  • Supporting collections activities (occasional)

 

Required: Ability to work independently and with a team important. Accuracy and an eye for detail very important. Must be able to lift record carton size boxes (up to 40 lbs.). Customer service experience. Tolerance for a high degree of ambiguity.

 

Preferred: Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, Notepad, Aleph, Adobe applications, and ArchivesSpace. An appreciation for history. Reference experience in archives or special collections. 

 

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

 

Email resume to:

Nora Murphy

nmurphy@mit.edu

http://libraries.mit.edu/archives/

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Library Director, East Bridgewater Public Library, East Bridgewater, MA

LIBRARY DIRECTOR, the successful candidate will oversee staff of 12 full and part time employees, budget of $488,000, and a collection of 55,000 volumes. 

Qualifications: MLS and 5 years of professional library experience with administrative, management, and program development responsibility after the MLS. Public speaking and successful grant writing experience required. The library has been awarded a provisional grant for the renovation and expansion of the East Bridgewater Public Library. Experience in such projects a strong plus. Salary range $63,000 to $70,000 commensurate with experience.

Letter of application, resume, and references to: Search Committee, cat.lea.Holbrook@gmail.com by August 17, 2018.

Position reports to: East Bridgewater Public Library Board of Trustees

In keeping with the mission of the East Bridgewater Public Library, the Library Director is responsible for developing and supporting all efforts necessary to maintain a free library, responsive to the community's needs for information, education, and recreation. Working closely with the Board of Trustees, the Library Director develops library policies, monitors library services, develops and manages the budget, creates public relations materials, supervises staff and volunteers, oversees the library facility, and stays informed of developments in library management.  

Qualifications

A Master's Degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university plus five years of progressively responsible library administration experience including at least three years in a supervisory capacity.

Planning and Policy-Making

Working with the Board of Trustees, the Library Director:

  • Develops long range plans to support and promote the mission of the library
  • Develops short range plans to address specific issues
  • Formulates, recommends, and implements policies to the Board of Library Trustees
  • Develops descriptions of staff positions

Library Services

The regular assessment and development of library services is important to fulfilling the mission and vision of the East Bridgewater Public Library. To support these efforts the Library Director:

  • Plans, organizes, and regularly evaluates a program of service that supports the mission of the public library and reflects the needs of the East Bridgewater community
  • Purchases and maintains technology that delivers, monitors, and enhances library services
  • Compiles and records library statistics and assembles them for monthly meetings of the Board of Library Trustees, the annual town report, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners

 

Financial Operations

The coordination of all aspects of fundraising and expenses is vital to insuring the financial stability of the East Bridgewater Public Library. In order to insure efficient and responsible management of the library budget the Library Director:

  • Prepares the annual budget for Board review and approval in a timely manner
  • Presents budget requests to Board of Selectmen
  • Administers and monitors expenditure of library funds to stay within approved budget
  • Works with Town Treasurer to review monthly reports and keep abreast of various funds and accounts
  • Identifies, pursues and supports all fundraising efforts through grant writing, planned giving, underwriting and the annual appeal
  • Prepares grant proposals for state agencies, foundations and other organizations to fund programs
  • Acts as a conduit between Board, staff and volunteers to ensure smooth implementation of fund-raising activities within the daily operations of the library

 

Public Relations

The Library Director is responsible for:

  • Managing internal and external communication of the East Bridgewater Public Library including but not limited to brochures, newsletters, fliers, and newspaper articles
  • Identifying and pursuing public relations opportunities that engender good will toward and promotion of the East Bridgewater Public Library
  • Developing and maintaining cooperative relationships with the East Bridgewater Town Government, the East Bridgewater School System, the East Bridgewater Historical Commission, and other community/civic organizations

 

Personnel Management

As the immediate supervisor of all library personnel, the Library Director:

  • Recruits, trains, evaluates and, when necessary, terminates all staff and volunteers
  • Assigns duties, defines staff responsibilities, and administers wages
  • Promotes staff development by providing opportunities for staff to attend workshops and conferences

 

Board of Trustees Representative

The Library Director informs the Board of Trustees of all relevant library business. As an ex officio member of the board, the Library Director:

  • Participates in monthly meetings of the Board of Trustees and provides a detailed report of library operations and developments at each meeting
  • Provides professional expertise and guidance to the board including but not limited to presenting information on pertinent legislation from local, state, and federal agencies, discussing trends in library technology, funding, and management wherever possible

 

Professional Development

To stay aware of new trends in library management and technology, legal issues facing libraries, and new ideas for programming the Library Director:

  • Attends meetings, workshops and conferences
  • Maintains membership and participates in professional library associations

The Library Director's job also includes any other duties that are requested by the Board of Trustees or that are essential to ensuring that the East Bridgewater Public Library provides the best possible library service to the community.

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Digitization Assistant, Harvard Law School Library, Cambridge, MA

DIGITIZATION ASSISTANT

Harvard Law School Library Digital Lab

 

The Harvard Law School Library has an immediate opening for a 15-hour per week position to assist in digitizing rare books from our Historical & Special Collections. The Digitization Assistant will report to the Manger, Digital Strategy for Collections and work in close collaboration with the Digital Projects Archivist primarily to grow our collection of digitized legal manuscripts. (See, e.g., Collection of manuscript Magna Cartas and Early English Statutes, ca. 1300-1577.)

 

Core duties include: inventory tracking, preparation of cover sheets for scanning, digital photography with a Zeutschel Omniscan bookscanner and cradle supports for rare books, quality control of images, file renaming, and deposit of digital objects to the Harvard Library Digital Repository Service. The Assistant will occasionally help transport materials to and from Widener Library, for digitization there, and, post-scanning, potentially contribute to enriching metadata of volumes in the Library's repository.

 

The Harvard Law School Library promotes collaboration, innovation of processes and procedures, and high accountability in all phases of digital stewardship. Digitization helps serve our mission to provide open access to the Library's world-class collections.

 

Preference will be given to applicants with experience in handling rare books and special collections, and/or knowledge of hardware and software associated with digital imaging. Careful attention to detail, clear communications, and proficiency and enjoyment working independently and in teams are the essential skills required for the job.

 

Salary: $18.00 per hour

Term: through December 2018, with additional hours dependent upon operational need and funding

 

Please email statements of interest to Stephen Chapman, Manager, Digital Strategy for Collections, Harvard Law School Library, schapman@law.harvard.edu

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Digital Access & Metadata Librarian, Emerson College, Boston, MA

The Digital Access and Metadata Librarian works to implement and maintain digital access projects including: development and implementation of metadata strategies, digitization of analog materials, and digital curation. Collaborates with the Digital Archivist on digital preservation. As part of these initiatives, this position is required to liaise with Library, Instructional Technology Group (ITG), and IT staff, external vendors, and consortia. Core responsibilities include identifying digitization projects, organizing teams to develop workflows, creating and managing metadata, and liaising with stakeholders.

The posting is available at

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Call for Participation: 2018 ASIS&T SIG-USE Symposium

Moving Toward the Future of Information Behavior Research and Practice
To be held in Vancouver, Canada, November 10, 2018 (Saturday), 1:00 - 5:00 PM

We are pleased to invite you to contribute to the 18th Annual SIG-USE Research Symposium.

The upcoming half-day SIG-USE Symposium will focus on the future of information behavior research.

It will be comprised of Short Paper and Poster presentations, break-out group discussion sessions, and Awards presentations.

It is intended for students, faculty, researchers, and information professionals who are interested in information behavior and practices research and in the translation of findings from this research area into professional practice. It is open to both members and non-members of SIG-USE.

We live in an era of change in terms of the technologies, platforms, and tools at our disposal.

With these changes, we are also witnessing changes in communication practices, in the meaning and form of information, and in information behaviors. There has been a significant global shift in the ways that information and knowledge is produced, shared, and used. We have witnessed developments such as the crowdsourcing of knowledge work, the use of new communication channels in information diffusion activities, and the emergence of online environments serving as "third places" and "information grounds".

As we consider the future, there are many ways that we might consider information behavior research including users, application, contexts, and methods to study information behavior and practice.

We welcome poster (500 words or less) and short paper (2000 words or less) contributions that describe completed research and research-in-progress, and that showcase empirical, conceptual, theoretical, and methodological findings or rich practice cases and demonstrations, from researchers, graduate students, and practitioners. Our major goals include facilitating information exchange between and among scholars and information professionals, serving as a forum for scholars and professionals new to this area to engage critically with the theme, and for scholars and practitioners alike to receive feedback on preliminary work and works-in-progress.

Specific issues to be addressed depend on the interest of the participants and the issues they bring into the workshop. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Actors/users: How has the concept of the user/actor in information behavior research changed over time? What effect has this had on the ways that we study users' information behaviors, and on our efforts to facilitate users' abilities to access and make use of information? How can we facilitate equitable access and use of information across diverse populations?

Applications: New technologies offer opportunities for identity construction and empowerment, or do they? How can information behavior research address local and global issues relating to health, environment, economics, and human rights, among others, creating value for all?

Contexts: Information behaviors occur in many contexts, including within work and recreational settings, and as a part of everyday life. They also arise out of needs in particular situations, such as in response to health conditions, and may be triggered due to factors such as serendipitous encounters. How do characteristics of organizations and information society (e.g., cultural norms, legal frameworks, communication structures, political hierarchies, etc.) influence the access to and use of information and technologies?

Methods: Users, applications, and the contexts in which information behaviors occur are continually evolving. What does this mean for the methods that we use to study information behavior, and moreover, for practice?

With all of these developments, we also encounter questions concerning research ethics. Though the future brings new opportunities and possibilities, concerns persist and questions arise as society evolves. How have the roles of researchers and participants changed in this evolving digital landscape?

Submission Categories:

Short Papers (2000 words or less):

  • Will be followed by small group discussions, so submissions that generate stimulating dialogue and exchange are ideal
  • Tend to have richer discussion of the methods and results
  • Provide more contextualization of the work within the background literature

Posters (500 words or less):

Provide an opportunity for more one-on-one feedback on early work and work-in-progress
Preliminary work is not required

Submissions should adhere to the following guidelines:

Please access the submission website to upload your submission: https://utk.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3lTWAmYnImINTo1
Please submit an anonymized Word or PDF file.
The deadline for submission is August 15, 2018
We will send out notifications of acceptance by September 26, 2018.


All submissions will be peer-reviewed.
Accepted documents will be circulated prior to and following the Symposium, when possible.
Presenters who have their short paper accepted should plan on presentations of up to 8 minutes in total.
Short-paper presenters should also expect to e-mail their slides in advance of the Symposium.
Poster presenters will stand next to their posters and present a short 30-second introduction to their research.
Details of these requirements will be provided after notifications of acceptance.

IMPORTANT DATES:
August 15, 2018, 11:59 pm (Anywhere on Earth): Submissions due
September 26, 2018: Notices of acceptance issued

REGISTRATION FEES [Early bird (through 10/1) / Advance (10/2 - 11/2) / On site]:

ASIS&T Members: $130 / $155 / $180

Non-Members: $160 / $185 / $210

ASIS&T Student Members: $100 / $125 / $150

Student Non-Members: $130 / $155 / $180

The registration fee is $30 off for students (use discount code USE30 at registration), so if you are a student member and register no later than Monday, 1 October, 2018, it will be $100!

The registration fee will cover Symposium costs and an afternoon break with snacks.

To register for the 2018 ASIS&T Annual Meeting and the SIG-USE Symposium, please visit: https://www.asist.org/am18/registration/

For more information about the 2018 SIG-USE Symposium, please visit our website:

https://siguse.wordpress.com/2018/05/29/2018-asist-sig-use-symposium-cfp/

For more information about SIG-USE, please see:

https://siguse.wordpress.com/

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Electronic Resources Librarian, Walsh Library, Rose Hill, Fordham University, Bronx, NY

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides ongoing maintenance of databases to ensure continued access throughout the life cycle; checks search capabilities and website display; claims broken links or missing content; assists in annual renewals.
  • Resolves database access problems. Provides technical support to users and responds to help desk requests.
  • Collects COUNTER-compliant usage statistics for all licensed e-resources to support retention & renewal decisions and creation of annual ACRL and IPEDS reports; maintains detailed information on statistics access (links, passwords, contacts).
  • Manages the Electronic Resources Management System (SerialsSolutions), including knowledge base management, overlap analysis, link resolver configuration, and URL customizations.
  • Ensures secure remote access to databases by providing EZ Proxy configurations to EIC network manager and troubleshooting setup problems with publishers when necessary.
  • Administers publisher admin areas with login credentials, contacts, IPs, branding, and other customizations.
  • Maintains awareness of emerging technologies, standards, and technical issues relating to electronic resources. Contributes to the professional dialog to improve service and enhance access to library resources.
  • Uses a variety of productivity tools (including MS Excel, Word, Access, Google Docs and LibGuides) to organize and administer electronic resources.
  • Assists in other tasks and special projects related to online resources as delegated by supervisor. This requires multitasking skills for changing workflow priorities.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • American Library Association accredited Master's Degree
  • Minimum 2 years' experience in an academic library, preferably e-resources experience
  • Experience with the technical procedures of acquiring and maintaining library e-resources
  • Excellent communication skills working with faculty, students, vendors, and colleagues
  • Experience with an integrated library system (SirsiDynix Symphony preferred); discovery service (EDS preferred); link resolver (Serials Solutions preferred); and LibGuides
  • Familiarity with standards, best practices, and trends in the field
  • Extremely self-motivated with initiative and demonstrated ability to work independently, collaboratively, and proactively
  • Maintaining concentration for extended periods at computer in an open-plan office
  • Very detailed oriented with analytical and quantitative skills
  • Ability to adapt to change; to plan, implement and assess projects and priorities

 

ENVIRONMENT:

Founded in 1841, Fordham University's 90-acre Rose Hill campus sits on the site of the original 18th century Rose Hill Manor.  Fordham University is an R2 (Doctoral University-Higher Research Activity) Carnegie Classification institution in the Jesuit tradition. The University consists of four Undergraduate and six Postgraduate schools on three campuses.  The Fordham University Rose Hill campus is easily accessible via bus, subway, Metro-North commuter rail and car. Parking is available to faculty and staff on the Rose Hill campus.

 

                                                           

HOURS:                                             M-F 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

SALARY:                                           Commensurate with experience

STARTING DATE:                               September 4, 2018                                                                                 

SEND LETTER & RESUME:            Lynn Parliman (parliman@fordham.edu)

(NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE)         Head of Serials & Electronic Resources

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Operations Content Manager, Red River Technology, Claremont, NH

The Operations Content Manager (OCM) will be a creative, flexible, and self-motivated individual with strong organizational and interpersonal skills and the ability to manage change in a fast-paced and flexible company.  Initially, the OCM will be tasked with consolidating and structuring multiple disparate content and knowledge storage locations into a highly flexible but organized content management architecture within Red River.  This individual will then continually interface with stakeholders across the company to identify file storage requirements, continually evolving the knowledge management environment to improve scalability and efficiency and managing applicable content within the created structure.

Implementing and supporting third party add-ons as well as supporting and working with other Red River team members to implement custom integrations between applications will be required for this position.  The OCM should be familiar with Microsoft SharePoint site collection structuring and creation and have experience with creating and supporting SharePoint sites.  Experience with SaaS storage, knowledge management, and collaboration applications such as Box, Basecamp, and Communifire is a plus.

Primary Position Tasks:

  • Creation and management of corporate knowledge management system
  • Maintenance and monitoring of content management policies
  • Administration and support of corporate document storage applications
  • Assistance with implementation of in-house and third party add-ons and integrations
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Education/Certification/Experience Requirements:

  • Able to quickly learn and utilize new software applications
  • Able to successfully build strong working relationships with coworkers and clientele
  • Excellent at multitasking; able to successfully execute multiple projects simultaneously
  • Familiar with configuring MS SharePoint site and site collection administration
  • Fluent with Microsoft Office Suite

Preferred Education/Certification/Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • Experience with designing, building, and managing corporate documentation structure

Essential Elements (Mental; Physical; Equipment used):

This position is an office position that requires sitting at a desk for multiple hours throughout the work day.  This is an in-office position located in Claremont, NH with likely 10% travel.

  • We work with purpose, looking to disrupt the status quo in meaningful ways.
  • We act with integrity, showing respect for all and demonstrating our commitment to ethics
  • We value collaboration and work as a team to accomplish goals
  • We elevate creativity, and support curiosity to re-imagine the use of technology
  • We have a strong work ethic, and seek continuous improvement in all we do
  • We embrace philanthropy, working together to drive positive change and lasting impact within communities around us

Candidates for the job should possess excellent organizational skills as well as the ability to efficiently multi-task. Ideal candidates have a strong focus on day-to-day operational excellence, and a personal style that builds trust, and inspires loyalty. The candidate should be motivated, proactive, be able to learn and adapt quickly.

Established in 1995, Red River delivers information technology solutions to a worldwide military and civilian customer base and the New England enterprise market including healthcare, financial services and education customers. Red River is ranked the 5th fastest growing company in NH by Business NH Magazine and has demonstrated consistent year over year revenue and employee growth since its inception. With corporate offices in Claremont, NH, Red River has satellite offices in Virginia. 

EOE M/F/DISABLED/Vet

Red River Computer Co., Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, gender, disability or protected veteran status.

Red River offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits and an exceptional work environment. If you are ready to join a growing company, please submit your resume and cover letter (required).

Please apply here.

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Digital Access and Metadata Librarian, Iwasaki Library, Emerson College, Boston, MA

Digital Access and Metadata Librarian, Iwasaki Library, Emerson College, Boston, MA

The Digital Access and Metadata Librarian works to implement and maintain digital access projects including: development and implementation of metadata strategies, digitization of analog materials, and digital curation. Collaborates with the Digital Archivist on digital preservation. As part of these initiatives, this position is required to liaise with Library, Instructional Technology Group (ITG), and IT staff, external vendors, and consortia. Core responsibilities include identifying digitization projects, organizing teams to develop workflows, creating and managing metadata, and liaising with stakeholders. 

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

Qualifications

Required

  • ALA accredited master's degree in library/information science.
  • 3-5 years of experience in a library with metadata project responsibilities, including 1-3 years of project management responsibilities. 
  • Ability to plan, coordinate, and implement effective programs, complex projects, and services.
  • Knowledge of metadata schemas and standards (such as AACR2, Dublin Core, METSMODSPREMISRDA, and TEI) and controlled vocabularies such as LCSH.
  • Experience creating original cataloging and metadata for both analog and digital objects, including understanding of DACS and MARC cataloging standards.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of current trends in digital curation theory, standards and technologies to enable access to digital records.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Ability to thrive and actively participate in an environment that supports diversity and inclusion.
Preferred 
  • Knowledge of issues related to the ingest, maintenance, and preservation of digital objects.
  • Awareness of developments in the Digital Humanities.

Duties 
Develops and documents policies and procedures concerning digital objects and metadata, establishes workflow, implements appropriate standards and best practices, and conducts quality assurance for digital collections. Collaborates with Digital Archivist on archival special collections projects. Remains current with emerging standards and strategies. 
Provides metadata or complex and original cataloging for materials in analog and electronic formats, such as print books and ebooks, print and electronic serials, streaming and analog media, born-digital and digitized objects, whether owned or licensed by the institution. Oversees batch loading of metadata records. 
Works with ITG, IT, Assistant Library Director for Systems and Technology, and external vendors to maintain, troubleshoot and implement systems, both open source and commercial, that form the underlying infrastructure for the Library's digital platforms such as Shared Shelf and the integrated library system (ILS). Collaborates with Fenway Library Organization librarians, Emerson staff, and stakeholders to evaluate new systems and products. 
Works with librarians, archivists, and other staff and faculty to identify and prepare items for digitization. Collaborate with them to create and maintain digital exhibits to enhance discovery of and access to materials. 
Assists the library by identifying and applying for grants and external funding for digital initiatives, and other duties as assigned. 

Salary: Grade 16 (https://www.emerson.edu/human-resources/benefits/staff-compensation/salary-range)

For full posting and to apply: https://emerson.peopleadmin.com/postings/17315
Please use web-based system for application, with cover letter and résumé, as required. This system can, with permission, access LinkedIn profile to fill in portions of application form. Please do not apply via email.

Additional Information

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

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

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

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Librarian, Virtual Services, Hudson, FL

Salary Disclosure:
Starting salary: $37,353.00
Pay Grade: P32

Current Pasco County Employees: Please refer to the Career Service Manual for starting salary information.

Department: Libraries Services

Location: Hudson

General Description: Professional library work involving technical work in implementing and maintaining a variety of library focused software, databases, and applications.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE/RECOVERY ACTIVITIES: All employees will be required to work before, during, or after an Emergency. During an Emergency employees may temporarily be assigned to work and perform duties outside the normal scope of their position, location and work schedule to fit the needs of the County and its citizens.

Essential Job Functions:
Provide technical work in planning, implementing and maintaining the library's automation system (Integrated Library System) as well as a variety of other software applications such as PC Reservation, E-content, E-vance, Talking Tech, the Library's website, and social networking sites. This position is responsible for assisting with training of both professional and paraprofessional library staff county wide.
Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of the principles and methods of professional public library service and operations. Knowledge of library technology and web design principles. Knowledge of CMS systems, and/or HTML. Knowledge of ILS system support and administration (Koha preferred). Knowledge of principles and practices for providing customer services. Knowledge of report functions for databases, mysql preferred. Ability to establish and maintain positive, effective working relationships. Ability to apply logic and reasoning to problem resolution. Ability to effectively manage time. Ability to deal with details. Ability to work without close supervision. Ability to deal with diverse elements simultaneously. Ability to understand and apply highly complex policies and procedures. Ability to train, plan, and assign work to paraprofessional and clerical library staff. Ability to operate computer equipment and technology software. MUST BE ABLE TO WORK EVENINGS AND SATURDAYS. One year of library experience preferred.

Minimum Requirements:
PHYSICAL SKILLS: Ability to lift and/or move up to 35 pounds and also push or pull heavy objects. May use a handling device (dolly, cart, etc.) or work with another team member to lift and/or move excessively heavy objects. Job requires extended periods of walking, standing, sitting, bending, stooping and reaching. Also requires use of a video display terminal. Ability to communicate effectively using speaking, hearing, writing, and vision skills.

EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Must possess a Masters in Library Science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association.

The Degree Alternative Program (DAP) for in-house applicants does not apply to this posting.

LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS OR REGISTRATIONS: Must possess a valid driver's license.

ADA STATEMENT: A qualified employee or applicant with a disability may be afforded a reasonable accommodation to perform the essential job functions of a position in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE: Pasco County BOCC is a drug-free workplace in accordance with Federal and Florida law.

VETERANS' PREFERENCE: Under Section 295.07, F.S., Chapter SSA-7, Pasco County BCC provides to Veterans, that preference in appointment will be given to preference-eligible applicants.

The closing date is at midnight on Thursday, July 20, 2018.

Apply here.

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Adult Services Librarian, Robbins Library, Arlington, MA

Full-time Adult Services Librarian

 

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. We also take pride in new collections like our Library of Things, co-sponsored by the Friends of the Robbins Library and Sustainable Arlington.

 

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 Arlington Cultural District designated by the Mass Cultural Council in 2017. Library trustees and staff along with the Arlington Libraries Foundation are currently engaged in Reimagining Our Libraries, a project to prepare facilities for a new generation of library users.

 

Robbins Library is convenient to several MBTA bus lines, the Minuteman Bikeway, 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, initiative, 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: $52,275-$65,197

 

Open until: August 6, 2018

 

To Apply: Please apply online at https://www.arlingtonma.gov/departments/human-resources/employment-opportunities

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East Asian Cataloging Librarian, Indiana University Bloomington, Bloomington, IN

EAST ASIAN CATALOGING LIBRARIAN

ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN

INDIANA UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES BLOOMINGTON

 

Founded in 182 has grown from a small state seminary into the flagship campus of a great public university with over 49,000 students and almost 3,100 faculty. Innovation, creativity, and academic freedom are hallmarks of IU Bloomington and its excellent contributions in research and the arts. The campus covers over 1,800 wooded acres and is distinctive for both its park-like beauty and an architectural heritage inspired by local artisanship in limestone.

 

The Indiana University Libraries Bloomington (https://libraries.indiana.edu/) is among the leading academic research library systems in North America. The IUB Libraries provide strong collections, innovative service and instructional programs, and leadership in the application of information technologies. The collections support every academic discipline on campus and include more than 9 million books, journals, maps, films, and audio/visual materials in over 900 languages. Of particular note are the 6.4-million volume high-density Auxiliary Library Facility (ALF) for preservation and access to the libraries' collections and archives, the Lilly Library of rare books and manuscripts, and the IU Libraries Moving Image Archive. The Libraries have renowned area studies collections and librarians who are leaders in the national conversation about the changing role of area studies librarianship. The Libraries are recognized leaders in integrating information literacy into the teaching and learning fabric of the university, and recently opened IU Scholars' Commons and IU Learning Commons, two extensive renovations that have redefined the role of the Libraries in the academic missions of the university.

 

The IU Libraries actively participate in local, national, and international initiatives that will define collections and services of the future.  Memberships include regional and national associations and consortia including the Big Ten Academic Alliance Center for Library Initiatives, the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Digital Library Federation (DLF), the Unizin Consortium and the Samvera community. The IU Libraries are a founding member of HathiTrust, a shared digital repository and a managing partner of the HathiTrust Research Center, and a member of preservation initiatives such as the Digital Preservation Network (DPN,) and the Academic Preservation Trust (APTrust).  The IU Libraries have developed wide-ranging and active digital library projects and initiatives that date back to the early 1990's, including Variations Digital Music Library, Image Collections Online, significant text collections, and most recently, the university-wide Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative and the Avalon Media System. The Libraries are the organizational home of the Office of Scholarly Publishing that brings together the work of the Indiana University Press with the Libraries' open-access publishing initiatives.

 

The Indiana University Libraries Bloomington seek a knowledgeable, self-motivated, and service-oriented professional to serve as an expert in East Asian languages in support of cataloging production and initiatives. Reporting to the Head of Area Studies Cataloging, the East Asian Cataloging Librarian will create bibliographic and authority records for resources in East Asian languages, with a focus on Japanese, to be contributed to the Libraries' integrated library system and the OCLC WorldCat database. Through active participation in professional programs and organizations related to East Asian language cataloging, this position will provide leadership for cataloging operations related to complex vernacular scripts, including the revision of local practices and improvement of database content.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create original cataloging records including vernacular script fields and enhance OCLC metadata records for East Asian language resources on all subjects
  • Create new authority records for personal and corporate names, conference names, uniform titles, and series
  • Identify problems, design solutions, and take appropriate actions to efficiently and effectively incorporate East Asian language resources in the Libraries' collections
  • Maintain current awareness of professional trends and developments in metadata creation for East Asian language resources, and monitor evolving metadata schemes and practices
  • Collaborate with other catalogers on bibliographic and authority records for East Asian language resources as needed
  • Provide training and work assessment for paraprofessional catalogers and student employees assigned to work with East Asian language resources and related projects
  • Serve as a consultant and cataloging liaison to other library departments for operations related to East Asian language resources
  • Serve as an official IU Libraries' representative to relevant institutional, regional, national, and international cataloging/metadata programs and organizations, such as the OCLC CJK Users Group
  • Promote the Libraries' culture of diversity and inclusion, and support the values outlined in IU Bloomington's Campus Bicentennial Strategic Plan (https://provost.indiana.edu/strategic-plan/), the Libraries Strategic Plan (https://libraries.indiana.edu/strategicplan), and the Libraries' Diversity Strategic Plan (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/diversity-strategic-plan-20162017pdf

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • ALA-accredited Master's degree in library or information science; candidates with an advanced degree in a relevant subject area and appropriate experience in an academic setting will also be considered
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of the following metadata content standards and tools: MARC21; Resource Description and Access (RDA); Library of Congress classification and subject headings; the national Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) components for shared bibliographic records (BIBCO) and authority records for names (NACO) and subjects (SACO)
  • Language skills and cultural knowledge to accurately describe, provide authorized access points, and assign subject headings and classification numbers for materials in Japanese
  • Evidence of skills for effective planning, document writing, and implementation of cataloging policies or projects
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Ability to handle multiple responsibilities in a rapidly changing environment
  • Sound interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish and maintain good working relationships and work cooperatively in a team environment
  • Understanding and valuing of diversity and the importance of inclusion as demonstrated through a commitment to apply and incorporate the differences, complexities, and opportunities that diversity brings to an organization
  • Ability to meet the requirements a tenure-track librarian position (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/promotion-and-tenure-criteria-iub-librarians-pdf)

Preferred:

  • Minimum of two years of relevant professional experience in original cataloging, preferably in a large academic library
  • Bibliographic language skills in Korean and/or Chinese 
  • Aptitude for technology and interest in software and data manipulation tools
  • Familiarity with classical Japanese
  • Experience with OCLC and a substantial level of experience with integrated library systems
  • Experience creating NACO and SACO authority records

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and education; benefits include a university healthcare plan, university-funded base retirement plan, a 100% university paid group life insurance plan, and a generous paid time off plan. This tenure-track academic appointment includes eligibility for sabbatical leaves. For a full list of benefit programs, please refer to the following resources:

 

TO APPLY

For full consideration, applications must be received by Wednesday, August 15, 2018. The position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at https://indiana.peopleadmin.com. Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: Jennifer Chaffin, Director of Human Resources, Libraries Human Resources, Herman B Wells Library 205, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405 - Phone: 812-855-8196 - Fax: 812-855-2576 - Email: libpers@indiana.edu.

 

For more information about Indiana University Bloomington go to https://www.indiana.edu/

 

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. 

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Assistant Director, Leominster Public Library, Leominster, MA

The Leominster Public Library is re-opening the search for an Assistant Director

 

The job description has been changed slightly to reflect new goals and services. The position is a full-time (34hrs/week) position with vacation and benefits. The starting salary is non-negotiable at $63,991 annually. Typical hours are 8:30-4:30 M-F, with possible nights and weekends.

 

Sample Responsibilities of this position include: 

  • Supervises the part-time Outreach Coordinator. Directly responsible for the training and evaluation of the Outreach Coordinator and oversees all aspects of outreach services; routinely monitors daily and regular work performance of all outreach services. Participates in and conducts outreach as needed.
  • Develops and maintains attendance records and weekly schedules for library personnel.
  • Manages the Gifts and Donations program.
  • Provides leadership in working relationships and communication, ensuring quality public service; encourages initiative and creativity. Contributes to creating an environment oriented to trust, open communication, creative thinking, and cohesive team effort.

 

 

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Library Science or a related field required. Three (3) years of library, non-profit, public administration, or related experience required.
  • Minimum three (3) years of progressively responsible administrative experience.
  • Minimum three (3) years of supervisory experience.

 

This position requires a progressive and innovative attitude; curiosity, drive, and a willingness to continuously improve and learn; and a desire to connect and collaborate with diverse populations, community members, boards, and local groups in order to make the Library a welcoming, educational, inspirational, and inclusive place. The ideal person in this position will have experience working with diverse populations in an urban community.

 

The position is open until filled, find the full job description at: http://www.leominster-ma.gov/depts/hr/job/jobs.asp

 

Email cover letter, resume, and three professional references to: whurley@leominster-ma.gov

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Head of Liaison & Orientation Services, Services for Academic Programs, Harvard College Library, Cambridge, MA

The Harvard College Library's Services for Academic Programs is currently recruiting for a Head of Liaison and Orientation Services (HLOS). The HLOS provides leadership for liaison and orientation programs provided directly by Harvard College Library and facilitates programs with other libraries that serve the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS). Reporting to the Director of Learning and Teaching Services (DLTS) for the FAS Libraries, the HLOS joins a high-functioning team of managers and librarians who are engaged with pedagogy and digital scholarship support. As part of the team supporting the Associate University Librarian for Research and Education (AULRE), the HLOS collaborates with several units across the Harvard Library as well as individual departmental libraries.

 

For the complete position description and to apply, please see here: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGWEbHost/jobdetails.aspx?partnerID=25240&siteID=5341&AReq=46284BR

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Call for Chapters: The Information Literacy Framework

Call for Chapters

The Information Literacy Framework:  Case Studies of Successful Implementation

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

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

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

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

 

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

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Call for Papers: Innovative Methods in Health Information Behaviour Research

Special issue call for papers from Aslib Journal of Information Management

This special issue, to be published in 2019, is guest edited by Ina Fourie (University of Pretoria, South Africa) and Heidi Julien (University at Buffalo, NY, USA).

 

What is the focus of this special issue?

Methods in information behaviour research have remained relatively stable over time. Interviews and questionnaires remain the primary methods used in empirical studies. Although a diversity of diseases, contexts and groups has been covered in information behaviour research for health contexts, understanding of information behaviour can benefit from studies using a range of more innovative methods, including visual methods, methods focusing on embodiment, discursive approaches, and participatory techniques. 

 

For this special issue, we invite papers on innovative research methods used in studies of health information behaviour. The emphasis must be on the critical assessment of the method, and its particular value for the group under study, rather than a simple report of findings. Potential methods of interest could include (but are not limited to):

  • Participatory methods including participatory action research
  • Visual research methods
  • Metaphor identification
  • Methods focusing on embodiment
  • Discursive research methods, e.g. narratives, traditional storytelling
  • Autoethnography
  • Agile research methodology
  • Meta-analyses, systematic reviews, and content analyses on the use of these methods in health information behavior studies will also be considered.

 

Submissions 

Papers should focus on any one or more methods appropriate to study health information behaviour, in the context of any disease or user group; the focus should be on the use of innovative research methods. The value of the research methods should be assessed in a critical and analytical manner.

 

Opinion pieces will not be considered for the special issue.

 

Papers should be 4,000 to 9,000 words in length (including references) and in formatted accordance with the journal's author guidelines.

 

About the Journal

Aslib Journal of Information Management (AJIM; previously: Aslib Proceedings, ISSN: 2050-3806) is a peer-reviewed international journal providing key insights into the latest international developments in the research and practice of information management and information science. 

 

Information about the journal can be found at http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=AJIM

 

Schedule dates and submission deadlines

 

Paper submission: 30 January, 2019

 

Notice of review results: 30 March, 2019

 

Revisions due: 30 April, 2019

 

Publication: Aslib Journal of Information Management, volume 71, issue 5, 2019

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Call for Papers: JCLIS

Deadline Extended for Libraries and Archives in the Anthropocene  - JCLIS special issue
Download a PDF version of the Call for Papers for the issue on Libraries and Archives in the Anthropocene:
Guest Editors: John Burgess, Robert D. Montoya, Eira Tansey
As stewards of collective knowledge, librarians, archivists, and educators in the information fields are facing the realities of the Anthropocene, which has the potential for cataclysmic environmental change, with a dawning awareness of its unique implications for their missions and activities. The Anthropocene is a proposed designation for an epoch of geological time in which human activity has led to significant and irrevocable changes to the Earth's atmosphere, geology, and biosphere. Some professionals in these fields are focusing new energies on the need for environmentally sustainable practices in their institutions. Some are prioritizing the role of libraries and archives in supporting climate change communication and influencing government policy and public awareness. Others foresee an inevitable unraveling of systems and ponder the role of libraries and archives in a world much different from the one we take for granted. Climate disruption, continued reliance on fossil fuels, toxic waste, deforestation, soil exhaustion, agricultural crisis, depletion of groundwater, loss of biodiversity, mass migration, sea level rise, and extreme weather events are problems that threaten to overwhelm civilization's knowledge infrastructures, and present information institutions with unprecedented challenges.
This special issue of the Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies (JCLIS) will serve as a space to explore these challenges and establish directions for future efforts and investigations. We invite proposals from academics, librarians, archivists, activists, museum professionals, and others.
Some suggested topics and questions:
  • How can information institutions operate more sustainably?
  • How can information scholars and professionals better serve the needs of policy discussions and public awareness with respect to climate change and other threats to the environment?
  • How can information institutions support skillsets and technologies that are relevant following systemic unraveling?
  • What will information work look like without the infrastructures we take for granted?
  • How does information literacy instruction intersect with ecoliteracy?
  • How can information professionals support or participate in radical environmental activism?
  • What are the implications of climate change for disaster preparedness?
  • What role do information workers have in addressing issues of environmental justice? How do such issues of environmental justice relate to other forms of social justice?
  • What are the implications of climate change for preservation practices?
  • Should we question the wisdom of preserving access to the technological cultural legacy that has led to the current environmental crisis? Why or why not?
  • Is there a responsibility to document, as a mode of bearing witness, society's confrontation with the causes of significant environmental problems?
  • Given the ideological foundations of libraries and archives in Enlightenment thought, and given that Enlightenment civilization may be leading to its own environmental endpoint, are these ideological foundations called into question? And with what consequences?
  • What role do MLIS, MIS, iSchools, and other graduate (and undergraduate) programs have to play in relation to the aforementioned issues?
Deadline for Submission: September 9, 2018
Types of Submissions
JCLIS welcomes the following types of submissions:
  • Research Articles (no more than 7,000 words)
  • Perspective Essays (no more than 5,000 words)
  • Literature Reviews (no more than 7,000 words)
  • Interviews (no more than 5,000 words)
  • Book or Exhibition Reviews (no more than 1,200 words)
  • Research articles and literature reviews are subject to peer review by two referees.
  • Perspective essays are subject to peer review by one referee. Interviews and book or exhibition reviews are subject to review by the issue editor(s).
Contacts
Please direct questions to the guest editors for the issue:
John Burgess, University of Alabama: jtfburgess@ua.edu
Robert D. Montoya, Indiana University, Bloomington: montoya@indiana.edu
Eira Tansey, University of Cincinnati: eira.tansey@uc.edu
Submission Guidelines for Authors
The Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies welcomes submissions from senior and junior faculty, students, activists, and practitioners working in areas of research and practice at the intersection of critical theory and library and information studies.
Authors retain the copyright to material they publish in the JCLIS, but the Journal cannot re-publish material that has previously been published elsewhere. The journal also cannot accept manuscripts that have been simultaneously submitted to another outlet for possible publication.
Citation Style
JCLIS uses the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition as the official citation style for manuscripts published by the journal. All manuscripts should employ the Notes and Bibliography style (as footnotes with a bibliography), and should conform to the guidelines as described in the Manual.
Submission Process
Manuscripts are to be submitted through JCLIS' online submission system (http://libraryjuicepress.com/journals/index.php/jclis) by September 9, 2018. This online submission process requires that manuscripts be submitted in separate stages in order to ensure the anonymity of the review process and to enable appropriate formatting.
Abstracts (500 words or less) should be submitted in plain text and should not include information identifying the author(s) or their institutional affiliations. With the exception of book reviews, an abstract must accompany all manuscript submissions before they are reviewed for publication.
The main text of the manuscript must be submitted as a stand-alone file (in Microsoft Word or RTF)) without a title page, abstract, page numbers, or other headers or footers. The title, abstract, and author information should be submitted through the submission platform.

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Call for Applications: ASIS&T SIGUSE

ASIS&T SIGUSE offers several awards for travel and research this year and the application due date is extended to July 22. If you have not applied for the awards yet, please do it now. 
The Elfreda A. Chatman Research Award for "best research proposal that falls within the scope of information behavior."  ($1,000) 
The Innovation Award for "innovative work that falls within the scope of information behavior." ($200) 
The Student Conference Travel Award to "assist students in a Master's or doctoral program in attending the ASIS&T annual conference by defraying travel expenses" ($500) 
The Interdisciplinary Conference Travel Award to "provide financial support for members to attend non-LIS specific conference." ($200)
The Best Information Behavior Conference Paper Award in recognition of the best information behavior paper accepted for presentation at the ASIS&T Annual Meeting ($200). 
The Best Information Behavior Conference Poster Award in recognition of the best information behavior paper accepted for presentation at the ASIS&T Annual Meeting ($200). 
Please note the application requirements and procedures for the various awards, which can be found from the SIGUSE Website (https://siguse.wordpress.com/awards/) and encourage your faculty, colleagues, and students to apply.
Award winners will receive a Certificate and a check for each value and be formally recognized at the SIGUSE symposium to be held at the upcoming ASIST annual meeting in Vancouver, BC.
Applications can be sent to the 2018 SIGUSE Award Chair: Sanghee Oh (sanghee.oh@cnu.ac.kr or sanghee.oh@gmail.com). 

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Fellowship, American Art, Boston Athenæum, Boston, MA

POLLY THAYER STARR FELLOWSHIP IN AMERICAN ART

The Boston Athenæum invites applicants for the Polly Thayer Starr Fellowship in American Art. The Fellowship will constitute a full-time, one-year appointment, with the possibility of renewal for a second year, under the supervision of John Buchtel, the Curator of Rare Books and Head of Special Collections.

The fellowship is open to graduate students in Art History, American Studies, and allied fields in the final stages of doctoral study (ABD) or to scholars who have attained the PhD within three years of the start of the fellowship. Reflecting the Quaker values of Polly Thayer Starr, the Athenæum seeks candidates whose expertise and experience will further its goals around matters of representation and inclusion, bringing a fresh perspective to its collections through the critical lenses of African American or Native American studies, women's and gender studies, or peace and conflict studies, as well as other areas of interdisciplinary inquiry.

The Starr Fellow will be a vital part of the Athenæum's curatorial team, participating in a broad range of departmental initiatives and projects designed to further cultural equity. The Fellow will be an active partner in expanding access to, and fostering critical dialogue around, the Athenæum's Special Collections through writing, research, and educational outreach.

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and two letters of recommendation from authorities familiar with the applicant's scholarly abilities and achievements to Human Resources at hr@bostonathenaeum.org by July 31, 2018.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary

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Executive Director, New Britain Youth Museum, New Britain, CT

The New Britain Youth Museum is seeking a new Executive Director. This full-time position is responsible for administration of a children's and cultural Museum in downtown New Britain, CT and The Hungerford Park Nature Center in neighboring Kensington, CT.

Responsibilities include business administration of the organization and working with staff in the planning, funding, and implementation of programs, exhibits, and events. The Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of the arts, the humanities, sciences and the environment through innovative programming, interactive exhibitions and the unique collections of the Museum.

Minimum of 5 years' experience in management, preferably in a museum, other educational organization or non-profit. Demonstrated experience and success in grant writing and fundraising. Salary 48K-55K depending on experience. Benefits available.

For a more detailed job description and requirements visit newbritainyouthmuseum.org - About Us Send cover letter & resume to: nbymuseum@gmail.com

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: 48K - 55K

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Executive Director, Enfield Shaker Museum, Enfield, NH

Founded in 1987, Chosen Vale, Inc. dba Enfield Shaker Museum (ESM) is a small and growing not-for-profit educational institution established to preserve and protect the Shaker heritage in Enfield, New Hampshire. Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the Executive Director will be the visionary and operational leader for ESM.

The successful candidate will be strategic, goal-oriented, innovative, charismatic, community-oriented, and entrepreneurial. He/she will have a proven record demonstrating strategic thinking, strong management, excellent communication skills, and successful fundraising. He/she will be the public face of ESM and will be the primary liaison between ESM and its individual, corporate and foundation donors. The candidate will have a passion for education, history, preservation, and for the mission of ESM. The ideal candidate will have experience working with and supporting staff and volunteers and a history of successfully leading growth within an organization.

Bachelor's degree required; Masters Degree advantageous. Formal training in history, historic preservation, American Studies, Museum Studies, or Not-for-Profit Management a strong plus. 3 - 5 years of relevant experience, including business planning, fundraising, budgeting, staffing, and programming.

Full job description at https://www.shaker museum.org.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and résumé to enfielddirectorsearch@gmail.com 

Position is open until filled.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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Director of Operations, Old South Meeting House, Boston, MA

Old South Meeting House seeks an experienced professional to oversee the finance and operations of this historic museum and gathering place on Boston's Freedom Trail.

The Director of Operations oversees maintenance and ongoing preservation and renovations of Old South Meeting House and the day to day operational functions of the organization, which has a staff of 15 full- and part-time employees.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Operations will play a leadership role in the organization through facility management, human resources operations, and other internal operations.

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to hr@osmh.org

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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Public Services Librarian, Worcester Public Library, Worcester, MA

The Worcester Public Library is seeking candidates for the position of Public Services Librarian! This position is a professional position under the general direction of the Public Services Coordinator. The incumbent will assist with all aspects of public services in a busy department, including providing customer assistance at various service points. This position participates in development of adult collections, programming and outreach activities, and information literacy instruction. The ideal person in this position will possess excellent interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills and have experience working with diverse populations in an urban community.

For a full job description visit: www.mywpl.org/jobs-wpl

SALARY: $48,359.10 - $69,272.27 annually; $23.17 - $33.19 hourly

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Technical Services & Reference Librarians, Stevens Memorial Library, North Andover, MA

The Stevens Memorial Library seeks to fill two part-time (18 hours a week) positions. Duties are divided between two functional areas in the Stevens Memorial Library: Technical Services and Reference Service.

Technical Services duties: perform goods receipts process for library materials and associated billing to insure accurate and timely payment of library accounts, including communication with vendors, Library accounting and Sirsi, Dynix, Symphony. Reference Service: provide information and reference, readers' advisory, etc. to patrons. Instruct and promote the use of the Library's electronic resources (e-book, e-encyclopedia, e-music, etc.). Actively participate in staff development and training opportunities when appropriate. Keeps current on trends in the library field, attends workshops, and reviews professional journals. The percentage of time for the duties is approximately 75% of time is spent on Cataloging and approximately 25% of the time is on the Reference Desk. 

Qualifications

Education: Master's in Library Science (MLS) or Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree from an American Library Association accredited Library School or MLS / MLIS in progress with cataloging and reference coursework completed.

Experience: Knowledge of basic library cataloging principles and procedures, Dewey Decimal System, subject assignment, MARC record format and computerized data entry. 1 year cataloging experience in an automated library system in a public library setting. Demonstrate proficiency in current and emerging trends in library technologies (equipment and their applications).

Additional skills: Ability to initiate, organize, and self-direct work responsibilities under minimum supervision. Ability to collaborate and create positive working relationships in a team environment, including limited supervision of staff and / or volunteers. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Embraces opportunities to learn in a changing environment.

Physical Requirements: Performs duties under typical library conditions. Position requires frequent physical effort, such as carrying books (up to 20-30 lbs), pushing book carts (up to 150 lbs), bending, stretching, grasping, etc. to retrieve library materials. Able to view computer screens for extended time periods and able to operate computers, telephones, photocopiers, printers and other office-type equipment.

Compensation Rate: Librarian I (S-11) $21.68 - $25.97 in 8 steps; coursework in an MLS degree program Librarian I (S-12) $22.54 - $26.99 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)

Schedule: 18 hours per week including 1 evening and a regular weekend (Saturday 10 am - 5 pm and Sunday 2 pm - 5 pm) in rotation from Labor Day through Memorial Day.

Deadline: Anyone interested in the above position must email a cover letter and resume to: Kathleen Keenan, Director

KKeenan@northandoverma.gov

Position is open until filled.

The Town of North Andover is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Library Assistant, Circulation, Waltham Public Library, Waltham, MA

Enthusiastic individual wanted to work in a busy, team-oriented MLN member library serving a diverse, urban community with an excellent collection of print, audio-visual and online resources.

 

Qualifications include: Associates Degree or 2 years of post-high school education, 6 months of computer experience, 1 year experience working with the public, or any equivalent combination. Strong interest in working with the general public, ability to perform under pressure, ability to work with library staff and a diverse general public in a tactful and courteous manner, good problem solving and computer skills. Superior customer service 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 may include: Answering telephones, checking materials in and out, registering patrons, account maintenance, processing daily deliveries and other general circulation desk duties as assigned.

 

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

 

19 hours per week

Weekly schedule to include a morning and afternoon and a minimum of one evening/week, plus a minimum of two Saturdays and one Sunday per month year-round.

$23.31 per hour, pro-rated paid time off

no health or retirement benefits

 

Deadline to apply: Open until filled with preference given to applications received in full by August 10, 2018

 

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

  • Completed City of Waltham employment application

              ( https://www.city.waltham.ma.us/human-resources-department )

  • Three letters of professional reference

(Must be less than 2 yrs old. Also must be signed or sent directly from source)

  • Resume
  • Letter of interest to:

Mary Gullotti

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

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

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Cataloger, Patten Free Library, Bath, ME

The Patten Free Library in Bath, Maine is looking for an experienced cataloger to perform original and copy cataloging of the collections in our Sagadahoc History & Genealogy Room, including print monographs, photographs, postcards, newspapers and maps.  Additional cataloging responsibilities include complex copy and original cataloging of other library materials in the general collection as needed.

 

Performance Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Cataloging experience of archival materials.
  • Knowledge of current cataloging standards.
  • Good knowledge of automated library systems and office applications.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills for working effectively with staff, volunteers, and patrons.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills.

 

Minimum Qualifications: A Master's Degree in Library and/or Information Sciences from an ALA-accredited institution. At least three years' cataloging experience.

Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position: standing, lifting, bending, pushing and pulling full book carts (approx. 50lbs.).

 

Hours: Part-time (12 hours per week). Flexible schedule.

 

Wage: $20.00/hr.

 

Contact: Send cover letter and resume to Lesley Dolinger, Director lesley.dolinger@patten.lib.me.us

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Marketing Intern, Cambridge Historical Society, Cambridge, MA

About the Society: From the American Revolution to the biotech revolution, the history of Cambridge is unlike that of any other city. Working together with our community, the Cambridge Historical Society connects the past with our present and future, serves as stewards of our collective history, and inspires curiosity in generations to come. 

About the Role: The Society seeks an intern to assist with long-term marketing and communication strategies, as well as weekly social media and event updates. 

Areas of Focus

  • Blogging. The Intern will contribute to the Society's evergreen website content by researching and writing short blog posts weekly.
  • Social media. Drawing on the Society's social media efforts to date, the Intern will post across the Society's Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter accounts, The Intern is encouraged (but not required) to attend events and contribute social media posts in real time.
  • Promotion and outreach. The Intern will submit event listings to local media outlets, create Eventbrite and Facebook events, and write press releases/pitch stories to local media outlets.
  • Long-range planning. In collaboration with the Society's Communications Committee, the intern will help develop strategies for raising awareness of our activities throughout the city. 

Timing

The Society seeks an Intern for the Fall 2018 semester. 

Skillsets required and how to apply

A successful Marketing Intern will possess knowledge of best practices in social media and marketing efforts for non-profits, be detail-oriented, and be willing to contribute fully as a member of the Society's team. Love of local history is a must, even if you aren't from or don't live in Cambridge. The Marketing Intern will report directly to the Society's Executive Director, Marieke Van Damme. The internship is unpaid. Hours are flexible and some work can be completed offsite. For more information and to submit your application, please email mvandamme@cambridgehistory.org. 

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Children's 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 interest in working with children and their caregivers. 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: Children's desk services including check-in, check-out and renewing materials on the telephone or in person. Working with children, families, educators and day cares to provide access to resources and activities. Other duties include museum pass reservation, outreach to area schools, performing storytime, preparing displays & programming, some collection development and other similar or related work as required.

 

Preferred: Fluency in Spanish, Chinese, Haitian Creole or Portuguese; experience in marketing; outreach and/or social media, 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 one Sunday per month year-round. Excellent benefits.

 

Starting salary: $50,454.

 

Deadline to apply:  August 10, 2018

 

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

  • Completed City of Waltham employment application

              ( https://www.city.waltham.ma.us/human-resources-department )

  • Three letters of professional reference

(Must be less than 2 yrs old. Also must be signed or sent directly from source)

  • Resume
  • Letter of interest to:

Mary Gullotti

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

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

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Research Data Management Analyst, Information Technology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

TITLE: Research Data Management Analyst

GRADE: 56

DEPARTMENT: Information Technology
Location: USA - MA - Boston
Schedule: Mon-Fri 9-5 (35 hrs/week)
Application Deadline: July 13, 2018

 

BASIC FUNCTION:

The Research Data Management Analyst (RDM Analyst) will assist the HMS Research Data Manager with enabling HMS researchers to understand, manage, classify, and organize their data throughout its lifecycle to improve the research data organization process. Under the direction of the HMS Research Data Manager, the RDM Analyst will perform outreach with faculty and researchers to gather information about data management workflows, data storage, and data management challenges. The RDM Analyst will assist labs in the implementation of data storage management plans designed by the Research Data Manager. The RDM Analyst will seek out opportunities to collaborate with labs and will maintain existing connections with designated labs that are assigned by the Research Data Manager.

 

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Initiate and maintain working relationships with faculty, staff, and lab members through outreach, correspondence, meetings, and follow-up.
  • Implement data storage management plans through lab consultations based on lab outreach assessments and subsequent assignment from the Research Data Manager.
  • Increase visibility of research data management services through active presence within the community and attendance at relevant events, as directed by the Research Data Manager.
  • Provide support to the Research Data Manager with incident response and inquiry triage.
  • Advocate for data management best practices on the Harvard Medical School campus in multiple contexts.
  • Collaborate with the Research Data Manager to curate and update research data management resources and educational materials.
  • Provide mentorship guidance for interns, including establishing learning objectives and providing constructive feedback.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor's degree, and a minimum 1-2 years of experience in data organization.
  • Prior experience with and ability to interact with scientists, computer professionals, and project managers.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the research data lifecycle.

 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Master's Degree in library science or related field preferred.
  • Strong commitment to customer service; ability to work in a demanding, fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to create working partnerships with multiple researchers and lab managers.
  • Strong organizational skills, communication skills (written, oral and presentation); a concern for accuracy, details and quality.
  • Tolerance of ambiguity and uncertainty in a constantly evolving field.
  • Adaptability and ability to prioritize work and to be flexible in job tasks.
  • Highly self-motivated and directed.
  • Ability to take direction from supervisors/managers.
  • Experience mentoring interns and co-ops.
  • Comfortability keeping up with emerging trends, best practices, and new knowledge in the fields of data management, the research data lifecycle, and information technology.

 

To apply for this position, please visit the Harvard Careers website.

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Research Librarian, Deerfield Academy, Deerfield, MA

Reporting to the Director of the Library, the Research Librarian is responsible for developing and teaching information literacy sessions, managing aspects of collection development, maintaining portions of the library website, and overseeing aspects of the day-to-day operations of the Library.

 

The primary duties of this Professional Staff year-round position include: providing curricular reference service; collaborating with teaching faculty to develop and teach information literacy sessions; creating LibGuides and research exercises; managing aspects of collection development; maintaining portions of the library website; collecting statistics, analyzing data and creating reports for the Library Director.

 

Secondary duties include: providing reference and circulation services; promoting the library, its services and collections to the Academy community; advising the Director in establishing, reevaluating and implementing policies and procedures and enforcing the general policies and procedures of the Academy and the library.

 

The Research Librarian works primarily during the academic school day as well as one to two evenings per week and one weekend per month while school is in session. This position also works over the summer, as scheduled by the Director.  In some circumstances, it may be important to assist during adverse weather and emergencies to ensure essential services and service points are covered. 

 

The successful candidate will possess a MLS or equivalent degree, 3-5 years library experience, preferably in an academic setting, considerable experience with library research, the ability to instruct and train students, faculty and community members at all skill levels, exceptional communication skills, the ability to interact effectively with students and employees and to work independently within a team environment, strong computer skills, enthusiasm for change and the provision of innovative service, and an overall commitment to excellence.

 

Please visit www.deerfield.edu/jobs to apply online.

 

Deerfield Academy does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, transgender status, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, age, disability, status as a veteran or being a member of the Reserves or National Guard, or any other classification protected under state or federal law.

 

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Library User Experience Intern, User Research Center, Lamont Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Position Title: Library User Experience Intern

 

Location: User Research Center, Lamont Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

 

Normal Work Week: Flexible, 15 hours/week

 

Compensation: $15/hr

 

Summary: The library user experience intern will work on the data collection and analysis for one or two assigned user research studies during the semester. The intern may also assist with managing the lab space and equipment.

 

Job Duties & Requirements:

  • Moderate and collect data for user research studies including, but not limited to, interviews, surveys, usability and eye-tracking tests.
  • Conduct analysis of data from user studies. Build reports and visualize both quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Create video clips and presentations based on study outcomes and project requirements.
  • Assist with technology support of equipment in User Research Center including basic troubleshooting and software updates.
    • Experience working in teams and managing competing priorities.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    • Basic understanding of HTML/CSS, experience with content management systems and editing videos preferred.
    • Knowledge of UX design and survey tools such as Sketch, Optimal Workshop, and Qualtrics preferred.

 

Start Date:

August 2018

 

End Date:

May 2019

 

Contact information:

Amy Deschenes

amy_deschenes@harvard.edu

 

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

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NEA: Call for News Items & Photos

Attention archivists, students, and repositories in the New England area:

The NEA Newsletter is currently seeking articles about your activities and accomplishments for the October 2018 issue of the NEA Newsletter. The Newsletter relies entirely on entries from members, so please share your news with the archives community; we love to know what everyone is up to!

Past entries have included announcements about newly processed collections, new acquisitions, renovations and expansions, grants received, project updates, exhibit openings, student activities, photographs from collections, and internship opportunities. However, anything of interest to the archives community is welcome!

You can also add an item to our calendar of upcoming events (events, workshops, meetings, conferences, symposia, etc).

Please limit your news item to around 150 words, or your calendar entry to around 25 words, and be sure to include your repository name, location, and a phone number or email address at the end of the piece.

We appreciate the time and thought you put into your writing, and thank you for adding your voice!

Send submissions by 8/15/18 to: parke.sean@gmail.com

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Open Carpentries Instructor Training Course

We are pleased to announce an open Carpentries instructor training course on 30-31 August geared specifically for the Library Carpentry (https://librarycarpentry.org/) movement supported by a grant to the California Digital Library (https://www.cdlib.org/) from the IMLS.
Open call for instructor training
This course will take place in Calgary, Alberta, Canada at the University of Calgary Libraries (https://library.ucalgary.ca/). The two-day course is open to anyone and the event will focus on preparing members of the library community as Carpentries instructors. The sessions will be led by Carpentries staff and community members, Karen Word, Juliane Schneider, and Chris Erdmann.
What is Library Carpentry?
For those who don't know, Library Carpentry is a global community of library professionals who are developing Carpentries-style lessons to train the library community in software and data skills.
There are a number of ways to get in touch with us starting with our Twitter account: https://twitter.com/libcarpentry.
Library Carpentry is actively creating training modules for librarians and holding workshops around the world. It's a relatively new movement that has received support from two IMLS grants, Shifting to Data Savvy (http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/33891/) and Expanding Library Carpentry (https://www.imls.gov/sites/default/files/grants/re-85-17-0121-17/proposals/re-85-17-0121-17-full-proposal-documents.pdf). You can learn more about it by reading: Library Carpentry: software skills training for library professionals (https://www.liberquarterly.eu/articles/10.18352/lq.10176/).
Why should you get certified as a Carpentries Instructor?
Library Carpentry is a movement tightly coupled with The Carpentries, a project that comprises the Software Carpentry and Data Carpentry lesson projects. Since all are based on a train-the-trainer model, one of our challenges has been how to get more experience as instructors. This issue is handled within The Carpentries by requiring instructor certification. Although certification is not a requirement for involvement in Library Carpentry, doing so will help us refine workshops, teaching modules, and grow the movement. Also, by getting certified, you can start hosting your own Library Carpentry, Software Carpentry, or Data Carpentry events on your own campus or within your own organization. It's a great way to engage with your campuses and library community!
Prerequisites
Applicants will learn how to teach people the skills and perspectives required to work more effectively with data and software. The focus will be on evidence-based education techniques and hands-on practice; as a condition of taking part, applicants must agree to:
Abide by The Carpentries Code of Conduct, which can be found at https://docs.carpentries.org/topic_folders/policies/code-of-conduct.html,
  • Agree to teach at a Library Carpentry workshop within 12 months of completing the course, and

  • Complete three short tasks after the course in order to complete the certification.

The tasks take a total of approximately 8-10 hours: see http://carpentries.github.io/instructor-training/checkout for details.
Costs
This course will be held in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, funded under the IMLS grant RE-85-17-0121-17 and supported by the California Digital Library. No-one will be turned down based on inability to pay and a small number of travel awards will be made available.
Accommodation
Discounts will be available thanks to the University of Calgary Libraries at the on-campus Hotel Alma.
How to Apply
We hope to see you there! To apply for this Carpentries Instructor training course for librarians, please submit your application by July 15, 2018:
Under "Group Name" on the application form, it is extremely important to include "2018-08-30-ttt-calgary", otherwise, your application will not be considered.
More information
If you have any questions about this instructor training course, please contact chris@carpentries.org. And if you have any questions about the Library Carpentry movement, please get in touch with us:

 

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Technical Services Department Head, 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: Master's Degree in Library Science; five years of public library experience with at least one year in a supervisory role; desire to organize and manage all library content for both public & staff; active interest in the evolving realm of digital content and delivery; superior computer skills including; excellent management, communication, customer service and organizational abilities; skilled with materials budget reconsiliation, 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 Technical Services Department including analytic collection development, selection, acquisition, cataloging, processing, invoicing and quality control; staff and volunteer training, supervising and evaluating; Reference service provision; statistical and budget report production; extensive collaboration with other library departments and with MLN partners.

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, minimum of one Saturday and one Sunday per month year-round.

Starting salary: $66,741. Excellent benefits.

Deadline to apply: Open until filled with preference given to applications completely received by August 17, 2018

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

  • Completed City of Waltham employment application

( https://www.city.waltham.ma.us/human-resources-department )

  • Three letters of professional reference

(Must be less than 2 yrs old. Also must be signed or sent directly from source)

  • Resume
  • Letter of interest to:

Mary Gullotti

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

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

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Library Assistant, North Shore Community College, Lynn, MA

Job Description:

Part Time Library Assistant I, Lynn Campus

Two Evenings per week, 4:00pm - 8:00pm and some Saturday mornings during the academic year, 9:00am - 12pm.  Possible extra hours to fill in as needed.

 

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.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: $15.23 per hour

STARTING DATE:  September 5th, 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 September 5th and the deadline for applications is August 3rd, 2018.

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Research Librarian, Congressional Research Service, 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 science and technology, including cybersecurity and research & development. Candidates with a Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree and background in federal science agencies, emerging technologies, and security policies as they relate to communication and information technologies are encouraged to apply. Outstanding candidates will also have a background in public policy, industry, or legal research.

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 https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/504494100.

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Library Manager(s), Washington Park Libraries, Providence, RI

Library Manager(s) L-II


Olneyville, South Providence, Washington Park Libraries 

Providence Community Library

Salary Range: $23.35-30.25 per hour

Hours: Full time w/Benefits

Posted: June 12, 2018

Deadline: Internal applications submitted by June 20th, will be considered first. External applications accepted until the position is filled.

 

Providence Community Library is seeking Library Managers who will provide library service to the neighborhoods of the City of Providence. The Library Manager is expected to carry out the mission, vision, and values of PCL and to make a professional contribution to the organization. Library Managers may participate on committees to develop programs, services, policies/procedures, and to plan for the future of PCL. The Library Manager is expected to demonstrate a high degree of initiative.

 

Duties:

Primary duties include the provision of information and reader's advisory services, collection maintenance, programming, marketing and outreach services. Library Managers are responsible for service to children, teens, and adults both through assisting them individually and through the development and implementation of programs. Because neighborhood libraries are heavily used by youth, the Library Manager should be comfortable and able to provide a variety of appropriate services and programs for children and teens.

 

The successful management of staff, volunteers, security, and work study requires creating a professional, team-oriented,and productive working environmentas well as an open, inviting atmosphere for library users.

 

The position requires dedication to connect the library with its immediate community and to provide excellent customer service. Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work successfully with culturally diverse patrons of all ages, are essentialCoverage at other libraries and departments as needed. Hours include some evenings and weekends.

 

Requirements:

MLS degree from an ALA accredited institution with demonstrated interest in neighborhood library services. A minimum of three years of relevant professional experience in public library service is required. Bilingual English/Spanish is a plus.

Send resume, cover letter and three references to:

Maria Melvin, HR Manager, mmelvin@provcomlib.org, (401) 467-2700 x.1606.

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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Library Director, Moore Free Library & Crowell Gallery, Newfane, VT

The Moore Free Library and Crowell Gallery is seeking a dynamic and forward thinking Library Director for our small private library serving the communities of Newfane, Brookline, South Newfane, and Williamsville Vermont. Well used by our community, this library houses a comprehensive general collection, an art gallery, 2 special collections and a community meeting space.

The ideal candidate will foster strong community relationships, work well with all ages, plan engaging programs, work on long-range planning and oversee the running of Crowell Gallery.

The candidate must have:

  • strong communication and organizational skills

  • experience training and supervising volunteers

  • Effective information technology skills

  • be warm, welcoming, and have a great sense of humor

The library director is responsible for day-to-day operations, managing the library budget, working with the Friends Group and the Board of Trustees. A Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program or VT Library Certification is preferred but not required. This is a part-time position, 24 hrs per week. Begin August 15th or when position is filled. Compensation commensurate with experience.

The Moore Free Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Submit resume, cover letter, and references to the Board at MooreFreeLibraryBoard@gmail.com or Moore Free Library, PO Box 208, Newfane VT 05345 Attn: Board of Trustees.

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Instruction Library, DiMenna-Nyselius Library, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT

Part-Time Instruction Librarian Position

DiMenna-Nyselius Library

Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT

The DiMenna-Nyselius Library of Fairfield University seeks an energetic, self-motivated, and public service-oriented candidate for the position of part-time instruction librarian. This position involves teaching information-literacy classes on weekdays during the academic semester and attending occasional staff meetings. Candidates should have some scheduling flexibility because specific teaching times and dates will vary.

 

Requirements: MLS from an ALA-accredited program, MEd, or equivalent degree. Demonstrated ability to communicate, both orally and in writing, to a variety of audiences. Prior library instruction experience using active learning techniques is highly desirable.

 

Submit letter of application, résumé, and telephone numbers/e-mail addresses of three references to Jill Massari by email to jmassari@fairfield.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately. The hourly pay rate meets the Connecticut Library Association minimum.

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Director, Information Technology & Informatics, SC&I at Rutgers, New Brunswick, NJ

Director of the Undergraduate Program in Information Technology and Informatics

The School of Communication and Information (SC&I) at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, invites applications for a non-tenure track faculty director of the Information Technology and Informatics (ITI) undergraduate program in the Department of Library and Information Science (LIS). The initial faculty appointment will be for a three-year term, and the individual will be eligible for renewals indefinitely pending successful review.

The Department of Library and Information Science has approximately 800 undergraduate Information Technology and Informatics (ITI) students and offers more than 80 course sections per semester. Students who graduate with an Information Technology and Informatics (ITI) major from SC&I are ready to succeed in careers driven or heavily supported by information technology. The ITI major teaches students how to evaluate, create, develop, implement, and manage information technologies for organizations across industries including business, government, education, and health care. The ITI major unites theories drawn from the humanities and social sciences with practical computer-based competencies. Our program cultivates student understanding of hands-on technological expertise, as well as social, economic, organizational, and ethical impacts of technology locally, nationally, and globally.

The full program overview and course curriculum pathways are available on the SC&I website: https://comminfo.rutgers.edu/academics/undergraduate/information-technology-and-informatics-major.

The Director of the Information Technology and Informatics program actively participates as a Library and Information Science departmental faculty member, and works with the department chair to provide program leadership, management, and teaching support to the undergraduate ITI program instructors, students, and partner constituents, within and outside the university.

The start date for this position can be anytime from January 2019 through September 2019.

Key responsibilities include: 

  1. Program Administration and Curriculum Development, including:  class scheduling; student recruitment, admissions, retention, and advising; ongoing curriculum review and development of new learning specializations; evaluation and assessment; implementing data-driven approaches for program management.
  2. Teaching and Advising: teaching two courses in fall and spring semesters; addressing the needs of traditional and non-traditional undergraduates in technology disciplines, e.g., women, students of color, and students with disabilities; teaching allocations and hiring and mentoring part-time instructors; developing experiential learning opportunities such as capstone experiences, internships, and program-wide events.
  3. Department, School, and Community Service, including:  participating in school governance, engaging with industry representatives, representing the school at university-wide student events, and outreach to other colleges and universities.

 

Qualifications 

We seek applicants with a strong commitment to undergraduate education who are capable of (a) fostering innovation in teaching, curricula, and program management, (b) working collaboratively with our distinguished faculty, department chair, deans, other program directors, and wider Rutgers and outside affiliates to advance a top tier, nationally recognized program of excellence, and (c) demonstrating keen interpersonal and collaborative skills for navigating a complex environment, roles, and objectives. We strongly favor applicants with a Ph.D. in information technology, information science, information management, or a related field.  Ideal candidates will have research, teaching, and/or industry experience in a technological field of innovation; industry connections and ties; demonstrated record of teaching and excellence in an institution of higher education; and experience in innovative and rigorous program development, management, and administration.

Applications

Applications must include a letter of application, a CV, names and contact information of three references, and may include up to three teaching portfolio samples.  The letter of application should clearly articulate the candidate's fit to the position with emphasis on requisite administrative and teaching experience and expertise, and to the school, faculty, and academic programs generally. See below for further information about our school.

Questions should be directed to the LIS Department Chair, Dr. Ross Todd, at rtodd@rutgers.edu. Active review of applications will begin September 17, 2018, and the position will remain open until filled.  Submit applications to: http://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/69392.

About Rutgers University and the School of Communication and Information

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the state of New Jersey's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Established in 1766, the university is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States. More than 69,000 students and 22,500 full- and part-time faculty and staff learn, work, and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey and around the world.  For more information see http://www.rutgers.edu.

The School of Communication and Information (SC&I) on the Rutgers-New Brunswick campus houses a dynamic community of scholars who conduct engaged research and teach in the areas of communication, information science and information technology, journalism, librarianship, media studies, organizational and health communication, public relations, and other professional practice areas.  SC&I has about 2,500 enrolled students and teaches thousands of other Rutgers students in our five undergraduate programs, two masters degrees, an interdisciplinary doctoral program, and non-degree continuing education programs.  We value our culture of collegiality and work hard to support the success of our full- and part-time faculty, staff, and students.  For more about the school and its activities, see:  http://comminfo.rutgers.edu.

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/non-discrimination-statement.

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Request for Qualifications: OCLC WebJunction Study

Request for Qualifications

Associate Research Consultant for the project,

Public Libraries Respond to the Opioid Epidemic with Their Community

 

Submission deadline: Please provide requested qualifications to Kendra Morgan via email by 5:00 PM (Pacific) on Friday, July 20, 2018. Questions or clarifications are welcome prior to submission.

Organizational Summary

Founded in 1967, OCLC is a global nonprofit library cooperative that provides shared technology services, original research and community programs for its membership and the library community at large. We are librarians, technologists, researchers, pioneers, leaders and learners. With 16,000+ library members in more than 100 countries, we come together as OCLC to make information more accessible and more useful.

Whether we're supporting advancements on the leading edge of science or helping children build a strong learning foundation, shared knowledge is the common thread. People can find the answers they need to solve important problems in their lives, in their communities and in the world. Together we make breakthroughs possible.

We have greater impact when we work together to champion libraries and increase their visibility. OCLC has a long history of creating, testing and scaling programs that promote libraries and librarianship. WebJunction is OCLC's flagship public library program (managed by OCLC Research), and provides online resources, programming and learning opportunities that build the knowledge, skills and confidence public library staff need to power relevant, vibrant libraries. WebJunction resources are openly available to all professional, paraprofessional and volunteer library staff with access to the internet. WebJunction designs and delivers transformational programs for public libraries that address community needs such as lifelong learning, health and wellness, and economic success. More than 70% of all U.S. public libraries across all 50 states have participated in WebJunction programs and learning since 2003.

Project Summary: Public Libraries Respond to the Opioid Epidemic with Their Community

Contingent upon receiving a grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services, in partnership with the Public Library Association (PLA), OCLC and its WebJunction program will lead a 16-month project to identify, synthesize, and share knowledge and resources that will help public libraries and their community partners develop effective strategies and community-driven coalitions that work together to address the opioid epidemic in America. If awarded, the project will start on August 1, 2018 and continue through November 2019.

This project will (1) produce eight case studies that explore a diverse set of communities in which the library is an active partner in response to the opioid epidemic; (2) through virtual discussion sessions, gather additional insights and resources from government agencies, public health and human services organizations, philanthropic and community organizations, and library leaders; (3) synthesize the research and cross-sector perspectives into a call-to-action white paper that offers resources and recommendations for how libraries might respond to the opioid epidemic in their local communities; and (4) broadly share the information with public library directors and their staff so that they more confidently can make better-informed decisions about their libraries' strategies, policies, and activities in relation to the opioid epidemic in their communities. The project also will raise awareness among other sectors that libraries, in their role as community anchors, make powerful partners; this realization will encourage more, and stronger, coalitions and networks that include libraries as key partners. Finally, this project aims to shift traditional systems of practice that result in siloed efforts and limited impact; and activate community collaborations that can equip libraries to deal with future challenges beyond the current epidemic. The collective impact framework, where multiple sectors commit to working in coordination to solve a complex social problem, will be one model of community collaboration that will serve as a point of reference during the project.

The project is designed to lead to these outcomes:

  1.  Public library leaders will know about a range of community-based responses to the opioid crisis, including how libraries are addressing emerging learning, needs, gaps, challenges, partnerships, policies, opportunities, and evolving community needs; and how they are measuring results.
  2. All library staff will have access to a free and open repository of regularly updated, well-curated topical resources.
  3. Public libraries and library support organizations will be more informed of frameworks (including collective impact), and tools (such as asset mapping, personas, and outcome measuring) that can inform strategy, decisions, and activities toward a response to the crisis.
  4. National, state, county, and local organizations and grantmakers that support community-based responses to the opioid crisis in government, public health, medical, legal, and public safety will have increased awareness and understanding of libraries' position, role, and capacities in local communities, and are thus better prepared to form partnerships with libraries in response to opioid crisis.

The primary audience for this project is public library and library system directors and other public library personnel that are planning a response to the opioid epidemic in their communities. This project also will benefit library staff who are not yet planning a response to this crisis but are in an information-gathering stage; leaders in national, state, county, and local organizations who support community-based responses to the crisis in the following sectors: government, public health, medical, legal, public safety, and other community organizations; national library support organizations, state libraries, and state and regional library associations; and leading grantmakers and grantmakers' associations that are committed to supporting community health and invest in initiatives that positively impact the social determinants of health. The longer-term benefit will be for community members who are affected by the opioid crisis.

Details about the research method, key activities and outline of the case study report is available upon request.

Role of the Associate Research Consultant

In close coordination with the OCLC/PLA project team, including Dr. Connaway, the associate research consultant will conduct the quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis necessary to develop eight exploratory case studies and a summary report of the findings. Specific responsibilities include: 

  • Completion of CITI course to be CITI certified for human subject research
  • Development and administration of online questionnaires and individual semi-structured interview protocols, including pre-test
  • Recruitment of study participants (n = 72)
  • Up to eight site visits for in-person interviews and other data collection 
  • Selection and review of community and library artifacts and information such as policy manuals 
  • Data analysis and review with project team and advisors
  • Oral and written summary of results for a non-technical audience of library personnel, community leaders, and cross-sector partners.  

The Consultant will be engaged as a self-employed contractor for 10 months (August 2018 - May 2019) or until the case study research deliverables are completed, and will work for an average of 30 hours per week.

Qualifications: 

  • Ph.D. or doctoral student in Library & Information Science, Social Science, Cognitive Psychology, or related discipline 
  • Three years of research experience, including doctoral research 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods and the ability to analyze and synthesize quantitative and qualitative data and information  
  • Superior oral and written communication skills; demonstrated ability to write and present research for a non-technical, non-academic audience and readership
  • Demonstrated ability to participate and communicate in virtual and face-to-face team environments
  • Superior interpersonal skills when interacting with colleagues, clients, advisors, and a diversity of research participants.
  • Ability to travel to up to eight locations across the U.S. during fall 2018, including travel by air and car.
  • Self-motivated and able to work both independently while also collaboratively as part of a team
  • Project management skills and ability to prioritize work effectively
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, database, and quantitative and qualitative data analysis programs, i.e., NVivo, SPSS. 

Desirable but not required: 

  • Publications in professional journals, industry magazines and/or conference proceedings 
  • Computer analysis and systems design experience 
  • Located in the Seattle, WA, or Dublin (Columbus), OH, area.

 

Submitting Qualifications

If you are interested in supporting this work as our Associate Research Consultant, please prepare:

  • a current résumé and/or CV (should include links to publications and/or writing samples);
  • Cover letter that details your qualifications and experience for the role as described above;
  • Statement of capacity to serve in the role for 10 months, starting in August 2018, working an average of 30 hours per week over that time period;
  • Statement of ability to work in our Seattle or Dublin, Ohio, office locations;
  • Statement of ability to travel to up to eight U.S. locations.

 

Please send all materials in a single email to Kendra Morgan by 5:00 PM (Pacific) on Friday, July 20, 2018, at morgank@oclcl.org. Questions or requests for additional information about the research study are welcome prior to submission.

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Senior Library Assistant, Sargent Memorial Library, Boxborough, MA

Part-Time Senior Library Assistant, Sargent Memorial Library

The Sargent Memorial Library in Boxborough is looking for a part-time Senior Library Assistant to repair and process materials, perform circulation desk duties, provide patron assistance in person and over the phone, and offer basic computer help in the library. The position requires customer service experience and an enjoyment of working with library patrons of all ages. 

15 hours a week, including Tuesday evenings, Thursday mornings, and once a month Saturday rotations from Fall to Spring. Occasional weekday substitute hours will be available.

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree preferred; minimum Associates degree; works well with others; excellent customer service skills; ability to multi-task; has basic knowledge of popular computer software, such as MS Office suites, and the Web. Experience in a public library with Evergreen library system a plus.

Salary

$20.36 to $24.96 in 9 steps (no benefits)

Please submit cover letter, current resume, and three references to:

Peishan Bartley, Director

Sargent Memorial Library

427 Mass Ave, Boxborough, MA 01719

pbartley@cwmars.org

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Assistant/Associate Librarian, Science and Engineering, UMass Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA

Assistant/Associate Librarian: Science and Engineering, UMass Dartmouth 

UMass Dartmouth welcomes applications for the position of Information Services Librarian for Science and Engineering. This librarian will deliver reference and instruction services in conjunction with a team of Information Services librarians and develop professional relationships with faculty and students in the College of Engineering, School of Marine Science and Technology, and multiple College of Arts and Sciences departments to assess and respond to research, teaching, and learning needs. Information Services librarians also participate in information literacy instruction for first-year English classes. General responsibilities include participation in assessment of services, collection development, instruction and related activities, as well as other division, library, university, and professional activities, projects, and organizations, as appropriate. Minimum starting salaries: Assistant Librarian $55,330/Associate Librarian $64,796. The review of applications will begin July 30, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. 

For full details of the position, please view our ad here: http://careers.umassd.edu/dartmouth/en-us/job/494297/assistantassociate-librarian-science-and-engineering 

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

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Digital Imaging Coordinator, University of Cincinnati Libraries, Cincinnati, OH

Digital Imaging Coordinator (3-year appointment renewable), University of Cincinnati Libraries

Within the University of Cincinnati's Preservation Services and Lab, coordinates the UC Library's digital imaging projects and workflows, ensuring successful project completion. Operates and maintains digitization equipment and software. Creates imaging workflows, including image quality controls, digital conversion, and production reports. Works in a learning environment within a highly collaborative Library atmosphere to increase and enrich online access to the UC Libraries' collection of rare and unique materials. 

For more information and to apply, please visit bit.ly/2KMmipn.

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Supervisory Librarian, Health & Human Services, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

The NIH Library is the focal point for the exchange of biomedical and scientific information vital to the support of the research activities conducted at the National Institutes of Health. If you have experience in bibliometric and search analysis, reference and/or informationist duties, AND you want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining the NIH Library! For more information, visit http://nihlibrary.nih.gov/Pages/default.aspx

Responsibilities

  • Develop, monitor and oversee the Informationist program, which provides information services embedded as part of customers' clinical, research and health policy workflows.
  • Plan, direct and coordinate the work of the Informationist staff, who work with scientists and researchers in their branches, labs or offices.
  • Provide technical guidance, leadership and administrative supervision and direction to staff.
  • Conduct periodic user needs assessments and program evaluations to assure that the information and education services provided meet the needs of NIH and HHS users.
  • Make recommendations for Division-wide policies, programs and services based on experience and knowledge of the biomedical research community and its information needs.
  • Promote good public relations with NIH Library users, interpreting their information needs through various needs assessments, surveys, program evaluations, comments, suggestions, complaints, or recommendations.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

For more information, click here.

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Chinese Cataloging & Metadata Librarian, East Asia Library, University of Washington Libraries, Seattle, WA

THE LIBRARIES

Serving three campuses, the University of Washington Libraries is one of the largest and most innovative libraries in North America with collections exceeding 9 million volumes, over 500,000 electronic books, more than 120,000 currently received journal titles, as well as millions of scholarly resources in other formats. Beyond the strength of local collections and digital resources, the Libraries is recognized for its excellent service, innovative learning and research spaces, faculty partnerships, global reach, extensive assessment efforts and diverse award-winning staff. The Libraries plays a significant leadership role regionally as a member in the groundbreaking Orbis Cascade Alliance and throughout the profession as evidenced by the number of its staff selected for competitive leadership. programs and honored by professional association lifetime achievement awards.

The University of Washington Libraries Home Page is http://www.lib.washington.edu

 

THE EAST ASIA LIBRARY

The East Asia Library supports the faculty and students in the Department of Asian Languages and Literature as well as the following programs and centers in the Jackson School of International Studies: the China Studies Program, Taiwan Studies Program, Japan Studies Program, Korea Studies Program, and Center for Korea Studies. The library is a major resource for international scholars and the local heritage communities. It is a leader among North American East Asia libraries and is known for its outstanding collections, international collaborations, and innovative digital projects. Located in Gowen Hall with a historic reading room and recently refurbished user spaces, the East Asia Library also has a large auxiliary stacks space for growth of its significant collections of over 750,000 volumes on East Asia in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Tibetan, Manchurian, and other languages. The East Asia Library Home Page is http://www.lib.washington.edu/east-asia/

 

THE POSITION

Reporting to the Director of the East Asia Library (EAL), the Chinese Cataloging and Metadata Librarian provides original and enhancement cataloging for Chinese materials in all formats, including traditional and rare Chinese books, electronic resources, and serials including e-journals. Working collaboratively and independently, the librarian ensures prompt access to newly acquired Chinese resources and timely resolves access issues. The Chinese Cataloging and Metadata Librarian is a dynamic, self-motivated, and forward-looking individual with leadership potential who is committed to providing high quality access and discovery for research materials. The Chinese Cataloging and Metadata Librarian keeps abreast of the developments and trends regarding Chinese cataloging and metadata. Collaborating with cataloging and technical services operations within the Libraries, they contribute to the development of cataloging policies and best practices for Chinese language materials and special collections. To provide high-quality and user-centered services, the Chinese Cataloging and Metadata Librarian also practices holistic librarianship and assumes public services responsibilities. The position contributes to overall management of the East Asia Library and demonstrates potential to grow into leadership roles.

 

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  • Performs original descriptive, subject, and genre/form cataloging and classification of Chinese language materials in all formats using RDA: Resource Description & Access, LC-PCC Policy Statements and Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) guidelines, LC classification, LC subject headings and genre/form terms, and OCLC MARC tagging, Dublin Core, and CEAL CJK cataloging best practices following national standards and regional practices of our shared library system.
  • Provides original cataloging of Chinese print and electronic monographs, serials, including e-journals and databases.
  • Implements retrospective conversion projects of Chinese language materials.
  • Works closely with colleagues in the Libraries' technical services and ITS departments to resolve cataloging and metadata related questions and issues for Chinese materials.
  • Assists other staff members in the interpretation of cataloging, classification, and metadata rules and practices in areas requiring Chinese language expertise. Serves as a resource person for cataloging and metadata related issues and assists in training paraprofessional catalogers for the Libraries.
  • Keeps abreast of current trends and new developments of rules and policies in the field of cataloging and metadata; actively acquires new skills needed to carry out high quality Chinese cataloging and metadata.
  • Participates in EAL public and user service activities and provides public service back-up support when the Chinese Studies Librarian is absent.
  • Participates in library committees and meetings as appropriate and informs EAL staff of committee discussions, deliberations, and decisions.
  • As a member of the EAL librarian group, the Chinese Cataloging and Metadata Librarian contributes to the EAL management and, as such, may lead an aspect of the library's technical services.
  • Understands and abides by the Libraries Personal Communication Responsibilities. Communicates appropriately, effectively, and positively.
  • Assumes other responsibilities as assigned; performs other duties as required.

 

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 understanding of current and emerging metadata standards, controlled vocabularies, and other cataloging standards and tools such as RDA, LCSH, LCC classification, MARC 21, Dublin CoreD
  • Demonstrated knowledge of bibliographic utilities and integrated library systems, authority control, and bibliographic record maintenance
  • Excellence in the following skills: verbal and written communication in English and Chinese, interpersonal, planning, organizational, and analytical
  • Demonstrated ability in working in a demanding and rapidly changing environment where consultation, collaboration, and creativity are essential
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development and service

 

Preferred:

  • Experience with RDA and AACR2
  • Working knowledge and/or cataloging experience in the Chinese, Japanese and/or Korean languages
  • Knowledge of library linked data principles and BIBFRAME initiatives
  • Experience in original cataloging and/or metadata creation in an academic library
  • Reading knowledge of classical Chinese

 

SALARY

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

RANK

Position will be at the rank of Assistant Librarian or Senior Assistant Librarian depending on qualifications and background. See the Librarian Personnel Code for librarian rank appointment criteria, http://www.lib.washington.edu/about/employment/hr/libpersonnelcode/view
 

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 income tax.

 

 APPLICATION DEADLINE

To ensure consideration, applications should be received no later than 5:00 pm, Friday August 10, 2018.

For questions about this position, or questions regarding potential disability accommodations, please contact Laura Lillard at libjobs@uw.edu.

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

The following documents are required as part of your application for this vacancy:

  • Cover letter (addressed to Laura Lillard, Director, Libraries Human Resources)
  • Curriculum vitae or resume (include a telephone number, mailing address, email address and salary requirements)
  • List of three references who are knowledgeable of your qualifications for this position, one of which must be your current supervisor (include telephone numbers, mailing addresses, and email addresses)

 

To apply for this vacancy, please visit the following link: apply.interfolio.com/52128 

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Resident Librarian, Louisiana State University Libraries, Baton Rouge, LA

LSU Libraries seeks applications for a 2018-2020 Resident Librarian. In this two-year faculty position, the Resident will gain meaningful experience in multiple areas of academic librarianship. The rotation model of the first year will give the resident the opportunity to multiple explore areas librarianship in depth. In the second year, the librarian will be fully immersed in a selected area based on interest and skill. Throughout the residency, the librarian will have opportunities for professional development, research, and service. The resident will receive financial support for professional development, including for attendance at national conferences, and will participate in the Libraries' mentoring program.

 

LSU Libraries is committed to building a diverse and inclusive organization and encourages applications from minority candidates, candidates with disabilities, and candidates who demonstrate a commitment to applying and incorporating the differences, complexities, and opportunities that diversity brings to an organization.

 

Interested applicants can learn more and apply here: http://bit.ly/2KNaZ0c

 

Diversity and Inclusion at LSU Libraries

LSU Libraries celebrates diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment where everyone thrives. We work actively to support LSU's institutional commitment to diversity as described in the LSU 2025 Strategic Plan and the LSU Libraries' Strategic Plan 2017-2022.

 

LSU Libraries offers a safe and supportive environment for the entire LSU community. We acknowledge that libraries have historically failed to appreciate the diversity that makes our society strong, and we work to move beyond these shortcomings. We advance the university's diversity efforts through (1) recruiting and retaining employees from a wide variety of backgrounds, (2) providing a safe and welcoming environment for all, and (3) enhancing our collection and description practices to represent the whole of Louisiana.

 

ACRL Diversity Alliance Member

LSU Libraries is a member of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Diversity Alliance, which unites academic libraries committed to increasing the hiring pipeline of qualified and talented individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.

 

Learn more about the ACRL Diversity Alliance: http://www.ala.org/acrl/issues/diversityalliance

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Library Clerk, The Pawling Library, Pawling, NY

The Pawling Library is looking for a part-time clerk to join our team by working at the circulation desk. This position will work every Sunday 11:30 AM - 4 PM, every Wednesday 6 PM - 8 PM, and alternating Tuesdays 5 PM - 8 PM. This job requires attention to detail, ability to work independently and with others, multi-tasking, and most importantly strong customer service skills.

The library clerk performs the following functions:

  • All circulation duties: included but not limited to checking items in and out, pulling holds, processing materials, registering patrons, collecting fines, shelving and shelf maintenance.
  • Provides information to the public on library policies and procedures.
  • Performs routine searches and updates of computer records.
  • Contacts patrons to deliver messages or information on library materials.
  • Provides reference and readers advisory when needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the library director.

We are looking for a candidate with the following skills:

  • Interest in library materials (such as books, movies, and video games) and library events.
  • A large degree of comfort with technology.
  • Ability to answer questions about the library.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others.

 

Position: Part-Time: 16 hours per biweekly pay period

 

Pay: $9 - 13/hr, depending on experience

 

Benefits: After six months of employment, part-time employees accrue paid time off in proportion to their hours worked.

 

Instructions to Applicants

Interested individuals should apply online. Visit pawlingfreelibrary.org/jobs to apply.

 

Deadline to apply: Sunday, August 5th, 2018

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Archival Interns, Nantucket Historical Association, Nantucket, MA

The Nantucket Historical Association's Research Library is offering two, paid, archival processing internships during the fall of 2018.

Under the supervision of the Chief Archivist, the Archives Interns will be exposed to multiple levels of archives management and gain hands-on experience working with manuscript and photographic collections. They will conduct specific processing projects; will document and refine existing procedures; and will contribute to the development of new policies in the archives. Processing projects will include rehousing, arranging, and describing archival collections as part of and in preparation for a larger digitization effort.

The interns will also participate in the Research Library's reference desk schedule, respond to remote research queries, and develop collections-focused posts for social media. 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; 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 $2,500 for a ten-to-thirteen week internship. 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 July 31, 2018, or until filled.

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MLAA Scholarship Program

The Massachusetts Library Aid Association (MLAA) Committee on Aid to Small Public Libraries is pleased to announce its Scholarship Program for the Fall 2018 term. MLAA is a private foundation. The purpose of this program is to subsidize training in Library and Information Science for librarians and library staff who are presently employed in smaller Massachusetts public libraries. This is not an MBLC sponsored grant program.

 

To be eligible for the MLAA Scholarship Program applicants must currently work (for a minimum of one year) in a Massachusetts Public Library in a community of 35,000 population or less and their annual salary may not exceed $35,000.

 

There are two types of individual funding offered to prospective applicants currently employed in a Massachusetts public library. There is also a scholarship available for staff training. 

  • Scholarship Assistance (Individual):  Scholarships ranging from $350-500 may be given to cover courses and training programs which must be directly applicable to pursuing an MLS/MLIS degree. Previous grant awardees may apply; however, in no case will more than three scholarships be made to an individual.


Please Note: Occasionally a small amount of additional money is available for a travel allowance for those commuting 80 miles or more.

 

  • Continuing Education Grant (Individual): Grants with a $400 maximum may be given to cover taking an online course, attending a workshop or program, or a conference who will in turn share this information with their library staff. Requests for individuals wishing support for course work outside the LIS degree program should apply using this application form.

 

  • Staff Development for Libraries: Awards of up to $500 will be given to public libraries in Massachusetts communities of 35,000 population or less, who have identified a staff training or continuing education need and have developed a plan for meeting that need.  The subject of the proposed Staff Development plan may vary widely among libraries, but it should be one that improves and updates staff members' ability to conduct library operations and services, resulting in better service to library users.

Please email completed application to Amy Clayton, Administrative Assistant, LAD Unit, MBLC. amy.clayton@state.ma.us 

Applications must be received on Friday, August 17, 2018 by 4:00 p.m. and no applications will be considered after this deadline. Notification will take place after Labor Day.

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Cataloging Assistant, Harvard College Library, Cambridge, MA

Cataloging Assistant for Welch Collection (less than half time position)

Note: this is a less than half time position, working fewer than 17.5 hours per week.

Works with the Visual Resources Librarian for Islamic Art & Architecture to catalog digitized slides from the Stuart Cary Welch Islamic and South Asian photograph collection. May also assist in preparing slides for digitization.

The Stuart Cary Welch Collection consists of over 60,000 35mm slides of the Islamic and South Asian artworks that were the subjects of Welch's research, taken over the course of his long career. As slides are not always individually identified, this position will research the subjects of the photographs and enter metadata about the images into our digital catalog. If needed, the position will also accession slides, orient slides for scanning, re-shelve slides, and return books.

Basic Qualifications:

Strong research skills with both digital and print resources. Experience with image research and/or image cataloging, preferably in Shared Shelf/JSTOR Forum or similar image cataloging tools. Knowledge of or experience with Islamic and/or South Asian art.

Additional Qualifications:

Strong interest or background in visual materials and art history, specifically in an Islamic and/or South Asian context, is preferred. Accuracy and attention to detail is a must. Reading knowledge of English and at least basic working knowledge of one of more of the following languages would be helpful: Persian, Arabic or Indic languages (Sanskrit, Hindi, Urdu). Hours available are Monday through Friday 9am-5pm.

To apply, send cover letter and resume directly to asteinberg@fas.harvard.edu.

EEO Statement:

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

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Rare Book Cataloger, Harvard College Library, Cambridge, MA

Houghton Library, the primary repository for Harvard's rare books and manuscripts, seeks an innovative, collaborative, and motivated Rare Book Cataloger. Under the direction of the Head of Rare Book Section, the incumbent will be responsible for providing original and complex copy cataloging and authority work for all printed materials following prescribed national standards. The incumbent will assist the Head of Rare Book Section and participate in planning various projects to support the Houghton Library's efforts to catalog, preserve, and provide access to rare books, graphics, and other printed holdings in all formats and across Houghton's curatorial areas. Houghton Library's collections range across the history of civilization with particular strengths in European and American history and literature.

 

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

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Assistant Access Services Manager, Emerson College, Boston, MA

The Assistant Access Services Manager supports the Library's educational mission by working closely with faculty members to create and maintain the Library's Reserve collection each semester. They also support library operations by supervising Service Desk operations and student assistants during evening and weekend shifts. The person in this position is responsible for opening and/or closing the library multiple times a week.

For more information, click here.

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Director of Learning, Research and Technology, Smith College, Northampton, MA

Director of Learning, Research and Technology, Smith College, Northampton, MA
 
Lead a newly blended department responsible for library research, learning and outreach, educational technology, and spatial analysis services.  Develop and continue to evolve the vision for the department that incorporates the combined missions and strategic priorities of both the Libraries and Information Technology Services. Lead in designing, assessing and refining user services to provide a user-focused, seamless experience for the Smith community. Promote use of library collections, teaching with technology, research services, and emerging uses of technologies (e.g., data, GIS).  Develop library learning spaces to serve changing work and curricular practices. Contribute to an integrated campus-wide planning for digital and physical learning environments. Collaborate with academic support partners including the centers for writing, quantitative learning, work & life, disability services, and wellness in the goal to prepare students for lifelong learning. Lead the department in creating an inclusive, equitable, and respectful environment.
Smith College Libraries advance the mission and values of the College to educate women of promise for lives of distinction. We are currently re-envisioning the role of the libraries for the Smith community, building a new library, designed by Maya Lin, and planning for new collaborative service models and spaces.  Smith College Libraries leads among liberal arts colleges in engaging its academic community in creating new knowledge, exploring ideas and models, stewarding intellectual work of the community, and curating and preserving special and general physical and digital collections. 
Smith College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The Libraries recognize the importance of the ACRL Diversity Standards: Cultural Competency for Academic Libraries.
For more information and links to apply, visit https://www.smith.edu/libraries/about/employment-opportunities.

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Digital Arts & Humanities Librarian, Smith College, Northampton, MA

Digital Arts & Humanities Librarian, Smith College, Northampton, MA
As a member of a blended department of librarians, educational technologists and special analysis specialists within Smith College Libraries, lead digital scholarship efforts in arts and humanities and support academic departments and the arts community through Hillyer Art Library. Facilitate the adoption of new models of scholarship at Smith by promoting methodologies and tools of the visual and digital arts and humanities for research, teaching and learning. Engage the arts community in learning about services, facilities and technologies. As the librarian for Hillyer Library, ensure that Smith faculty, students, and staff have access to a suite of robust, effective, and innovative library services and collections serving the visual and digital arts.
Smith College Libraries advance the mission and values of the College to educate women of promise for lives of distinction. We are currently re-envisioning the role of the libraries for the Smith community, building a new library, designed by Maya Lin, and planning for new collaborative service models and spaces. Smith College Libraries leads among liberal arts colleges in engaging its academic community in creating new knowledge, exploring ideas and models, stewarding intellectual work of the community, and curating and preserving special and general physical and digital collections.
 
Smith College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The Libraries recognize the importance of the ACRL Diversity Standards: Cultural Competency for Academic Libraries.
For more information and links to apply, visit https://www.smith.edu/libraries/about/employment-opportunities
 
Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled. 

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First Years' Experience & Engagement Librarian, Smith College Libraries, Northampton, MA

First Years' Experience and Engagement Librarian
Develop and implement a comprehensive literacies and outreach program for first-year, second-year, and transfer students. Build and maintain connections and collaborations with key campus partners that support first-year orientation and coordinate the library's participation in campus orientations. Support student-centered learning, focusing on building library research skills and engaging students with the tools of scholarship. Work collaboratively with librarians, technologists, faculty, and other campus partners to develop face-to-face, online, blended and mobile learning objects and teaching materials. Plan and implement experimental and innovative activities through a combination of instructional activities and outreach regularly assessing effectiveness, benefits, and gaps. Regularly inform colleagues on best practices and trends relating to first-year students, first generation students, and lower-division undergraduate retention, and student success.
Smith College Libraries advance the mission and values of the College to educate women of promise for lives of distinction. We are currently re-envisioning the role of the libraries for the Smith community, building a new library, designed by Maya Lin, and planning for new collaborative service models and spaces. Smith College Libraries leads among liberal arts colleges in engaging its academic community in creating new knowledge, exploring ideas and models, stewarding intellectual work of the community, and curating and preserving special and general physical and digital collections. 
Smith College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The Libraries recognize the importance of the ACRL Diversity Standards: Cultural Competency for Academic Libraries.
Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled. For more information and links to apply, visit https://www.smith.edu/libraries/about/employment-opportunities.

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Social Sciences Instruction Librarian, Smith College, Northampton, MA

Social Sciences Instruction Librarian (half-time, term-limited), Smith College, Northampton, MA 

Initiate, conduct, and assess course-related library instruction and other instructional activities for a broad range of classes. Serve as the library's instruction liaison to departments in the Social Sciences, including Anthropology, Economics, Education & Child Study, History, Sociology and Study of Women & Gender. Participate in the Libraries' full range of in-person and virtual reference and research services as a member of the Learning, Research, and Technology Department. This is a half-time, 6 month limited-term position with benefits. 

For more information and links to apply, visit https://www.smith.edu/libraries/about/employment-opportunities.

 

Smith College Libraries advance the mission and values of the College to educate women of promise for lives of distinction.  


Smith College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The Libraries recognize the importance of the ACRL Diversity Standards: Cultural Competency for Academic Libraries.

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Administrative Manager, Stevens Memorial Library, Ashburnham, MA

The Stevens Memorial Library, Ashburnham, is seeking a part-time (20 hours/week) Administrative Manager.

Duties include:  Engaging in all levels of the Circulation Department, both public-facing and staff only. Overseeing proper protocol implementation, including cash management. Troubleshooting technical difficulties within the department as well as public-use technology. Managing library calendars. Completing payroll, bill warrants, and statistical reporting for the Director. Recruiting, coordinating, and overseeing the Homebound Delivery program. Other related duties as assigned.
20 hours per week. Includes evenings and weekends.

Qualifications
Must love Excel and data analysis. Superior communication and customer service skills with all population groups. Knowledge of current library technology and exceptional understanding of computer systems. Ability to direct and train employees, interpret and execute policies, implement procedures, and assign duties. Excellent judgment and decision-making skills. Knowledge of library principles, practices, services, laws, and ethics strongly preferred. Library experience preferred. Equivalent education and/or experience will be considered for the right candidate.

Education
Associate's degree required; bachelor's degree (preferably in business) or higher preferred.

Salary
$17.55/hr

Closing Date
July 14, 2018

How to Apply
Qualified candidates should submit a current resume and letter of interest to Emily Donnelly, Director (librarydirector@ashburnham-ma.gov). Only emailed applications will be accepted.

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Youth Services Librarian, St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, St. Johnsbury, VT

Job Title: Youth Services Librarian

FLSA Classification: Non-exempt

Reports to: Coordinator of Library Services

Summary:

The Youth Services Librarian is the professional with primary responsibility for the collections, programs, and services for children and young adults at the Athenaeum. This is a full time position with benefits. Please note that the schedule is Tuesday-Saturday.  

Qualifications and Skill Required:

  • A Master's Degree in Library Science preferred. Those with a Bachelor's degree and Certificate of Public Librarianship (or in the process of completing such) are encouraged to apply as well.
  • Thorough knowledge of current, professional library principles and practices.
  • Ability to work independently and in a small team setting.

See the full job description and application instructions on the Athenaeum website.  

Closes July 12.

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Multiple Openings, Baker Library, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA

Job #1: Public Services Assistant

15 hours per week

Available immediately 

Specific Duties:

Excellent opportunity to assist with and learn more about the daily public services operations and general support of a special collections department. Locates, retrieves and re-shelves collection materials from secure stacks. Processes collection duplication requests. Supports public services team projects. Performs routine clerical tasks and other duties as assigned.

May occasionally staff the reading room reference desk for short periods of time. May assist with collection based projects, including re-housing and inventorying projects and basic collection cataloging work, on a limited basis.

 

Available immediately, this is a 15 hour per week, year round position. Hours must be completed between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Preference will be given to undergraduate and graduate students who can work on Thursdays and Fridays.

 

Requirements:

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

 

Job #2: Archives Assistant (LHT)

Baker Library Special Collections, Knowledge and Library Services, Harvard Business School

(Part-time; no benefits) 

Are you interested in working in a dynamic and fast-paced environment while gaining hands-on experience with unique materials that focus on the evolution of business and industry? Baker Library Special Collections is seeking a motivated and detail-oriented candidate for the role of Archives Assistant. 

Under general supervision, the Archives Assistant will provide support for the core functions of accessioning and processing. Responsibilities include:

  • Creating preliminary inventories and container lists of new and existing collections in accordance with archival best practices and local policy.
  • Creating basic accession and resource records in ArchivesSpace, the library's archival management system.
  • Performing basic preservation measures where necessary, including re-foldering and rehousing of materials in a variety of formats.
  • Assisting with the arrangement and description of unprocessed collections and preparing collections for public access.
  • Processing small faculty and manuscript collections as time permits.

 

Skills, experience, credentials needed:

Required:

  • BA/BS or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in archives.
  • Basic knowledge of archival theory and practice, including relevant standards such as DACS and EAD.
  • Excellent organizational and written skills with a strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to be collaborative and work under supervision and independently.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with computer applications, with an aptitude for learning systems.
  • Must be able to regularly lift 40 lbs.

 

Desired:

  • MLS/MLIS candidate from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • Previous special collections library experience, particularly with accessioning and processing collections.  
  • Previous experience working with potentially sensitive and/or confidential records and information.

 

Schedule: 15 hours per week. Flexible, but must be Monday through Friday between 9am and 5pm.

Salary: $18 per hour.

For more information, please contact Senior Staffing Manager David Yahoodik at dyahoodik@psgstaffing.com.

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Multiple Job Openings, EBSCO Information Services, Ipswich, MA

Job #1: Content Designer

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

Deliver all LSD, IR, EDS data partner, and RDK database projects on time with high-value features by supporting all relevant teams throughout the value stream and continuously improving internal processes, from data acquisition and requirements through specification and configuration. The Content Designer's understanding of the style/tradition of EBSCO database products, metadata standards and best practices, and technical understanding of EBSCO's eHost and other interfaces allows a product to be built, quality checked, and maintained effectively.

 Primary Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with product managers on requirements for manipulating data to support key features for new and existing products within the EBSCOhost environment; this includes support for display and searching features.
  • Write detailed technical database design specifications that describe how to map bibliographic data sources to EBSCO's proprietary format; includes writing instructions for mapping data to XML formats.
  • Use ETL tools to carry out the instructions in design specifications.
  • Work closely with software developers and quality analysts on product configurations and complex data transformations to ensure accurate technical implementation of database functionality and appearance according to specifications.
  • Analyze third-party data sources to guide licensing decisions and advise EBSCO's data partners.
  • Provide troubleshooting support from a technical design perspective for existing products.
  • Provide insight into metadata best practices to help guide company-wide data normalization efforts.
  • For licensed secondary databases (LSDs), design and build databases from start to finish.
  • Ability to work independently on complex projects.

 Role-Based Competencies:

  • Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and articulately without being overly verbose or talkative.  Maintains this standard in all forms of written communications, including email.
  • Presentation: Ability to present product details to PM and stakeholders; able to explain options clearly; creates clear documentation and design specs
  • Continuous Improvement: Continually focused on improving the responsiveness and quality of the solutions delivered.  Constantly looking for ways to improve. Providing practical ways to apply these changes and inspiring teams to embrace them.
  • Attention to detail: Does not let important details slip through the cracks or derail a project.  Understanding of metadata best practices. Ability to assess metadata quickly, or make a complete, in-depth survey.  In-depth understanding of the details/impact of eHost and Admin in database projects.
  • Collaboration:  Works effectively with team members and cross functional teams to accomplish individual, team and organization goals.
  • Multi-Tasking: Thrives in fast paced environment that works on multiple projects and priorities.
  • Organization and planning: Plans, organizes, and schedules work in an efficient, productive manner. Focuses on key priorities. Ability to work independently on complex research projects.
  • Problem Solver:  Applies critical thinking, troubleshooting and structured problem solving to address root causes.  Proactively identifies and mitigates issues before they arise.
  • Results Driven: Focuses on desired results. Sets and achieves challenging goals.
  • Teamwork: Reaches out to peers and cooperates with supervisors to establish an overall collaborative working relationship.
  • Technology: Use of technology for project management, including email and Rally.

 Cultural Competencies:

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

 Requirements:

  • Masters of Library Science degree, or comparable experience
  • Minimum of two years in the field of librarianship or bibliographic database development or design, including demonstrated experience creating or manipulating bibliographic data in a searchable database environment
  • Minimum of two years of demonstrated experience with web-based bibliographic database search and retrieval techniques
  • Minimum of one year demonstrated experience with indexing methods as applied to bibliographic data
  • Minimum of one year demonstrated understanding of MARC21 bibliographic format
  • Minimum of one year demonstrated experience reading and understanding documents in XML format
  • Minimum of one year demonstrated ability to balance multiple projects concurrently in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Business analysis experience preferred, including project analysis, requirements production and management, process flow documentation
  • Experience reading or writing XSLT preferred
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Familiarity with standard bibliographic format standards (e.g. Dublin Core, JSON, NLM XML, JATS, MARC21) preferred
  • Excellent technical communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail 

Why the North Shore of Boston and EBSCO are great places to live and work!
Here at EBSCO we will provide relocation assistance to the best and brightest people.  We are 45 minutes outside of Boston just minutes from the beach in Ipswich, MA.  Ipswich is a part of the North Shore and contains a wide variety of locally owned shops, restaurants, and farms.  It is not only a great area to work but to raise a family.  Below are resources for you to review to better familiarize yourself with Ipswich and the North Shore area. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to reach out to EBSCO's Talent Acquisition Team.
 

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Apply today.

 

Job #2: Content Analyst

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

EBSCO Information Services provides students, researchers, and health and business professionals around the world access to information that transforms their lives. EBSCO's Journal Content Pipeline manages the end-to-end content lifecycle, from extraction and transformation to product build, allowing our customers to easily search and discover journal articles that meet their needs.  

 We are looking for a team player who has a passion for metadata, industry content standards, and continuously improving the value of the content we deliver to our end users. The Content Analyst will use technical, analytical, and problem-solving skills to drive innovation that will significantly impact the quality, usefulness, and speed for content loading onto EBSCO products. The Content Analyst will be responsible for provider content feed analysis and troubleshooting, data profiling, and the support of up- and downstream teams that lead content acquisition and loader development. 

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Execute reporting on metadata and full text sources in a high-volume environment, including applying big-data technologies as appropriate
  • Identify high-value opportunities and targets for the loader pipeline, at the provider level and the loader level
  • Help facilitate formulation and adoption of technical standards regarding data structuring
  • Identify gaps in existing analysis capabilities and drive change to deliver needed tools and workflows
  • Write detailed technical loader design specifications that describe how to map bibliographic data sources to required format
  • Work closely with software developers and quality analysts on product configurations and data transformations to ensure accurate technical implementation 
  • Provide troubleshooting support from a technical design perspective for existing feeds and loaders
  • Provide insight into metadata best practices to help guide company-wide data normalization efforts. 

Requirements:

  • Master of Library Science degree, or comparable experience
  • Minimum of two years in the field of librarianship or bibliographic database development or design, including demonstrated experience creating or manipulating bibliographic data in a searchable database environment
  • Minimum of two years of experience with web-based bibliographic database search and retrieval techniques
  • Minimum of one year experience with indexing methods as applied to bibliographic data
  • Minimum of one year experience reading and understanding documents in XML format
  • Minimum of one year ability to balance multiple projects concurrently in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Excellent technical communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Business analysis experience preferred, including project analysis, requirements production and management, process flow documentation
  • Experience reading or writing XSLT preferred
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Familiarity with standard bibliographic format standards (e.g. Dublin Core, JSON, NLM XML, JATS, MARC21) preferred
  • Excellent technical communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail

Apply today.

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Curator, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Curator of the Harold and Mary Jean Hanson Rare Book Collection

Assistant University Librarian or Associate University Librarian

 

The Special and Area Studies Collections (SASC) Department at the George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida seeks a creative, innovative, and service-oriented individual to develop and manage all aspects of the Harold and Mary Jean Hanson Rare Book Collection. The collection has strengths in natural history, history of science, British and American literature, and other areas of distinction, with several supporting endowments.Its holdings intersect with many of the collections in the department, and especially pre-eminent collections including the Latin American and Caribbean Collection, the Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature, and the Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica. The Curator provides leadership in an environment that values diversity, collaboration, and excellence. The ideal candidate will have a passion for collection development, and will promote use of the collection through scholarship, classroom instruction, and public outreach. This position is a year-around (12-month), full-time tenure-track library faculty position.

 

The Libraries encourage staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the Rare Book Curator will serve on various committees and teams. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Rare Book Curator 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 Rare Book Curator 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 August 15, 2018, applications will be reviewed beginning July 23, 2018. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

 

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

 

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

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Adult Services Librarian & Technology Specialist, Kingston Community Library, Kingston, NH

Adult Services Librarian & Technology Specialist, Full-time, Kingston Community Library

JOB TITLE: Adult Services and Technology Specialist  

Duties and Responsibilities:
Provides adult services. Provides technology support and training to the community via individual support and classes. Oversight of technical software and hardware, technology planning, website development, and maintenance. Management of ILS software and reports. Workflow and procedure development. Provides assistance, training and mentoring to the staff in oversight of circulation, cataloging, classification and maintenance of the library collection. Creates marketing materials, catalogs, and develops programming. Develops new programming and introduces new technology. Stay up-to-date on the latest technology trends. Utilize social media for outreach and to inform library users. Maintain log of computer network changes.

 

Job Requirements:

  • 2 years minimum experience providing ‪technical support
  • Library program development, marketing and hosting
  • Office suite; Word, Excel, Powerpoint & Outlook
  • Outlook & Outlook Express email configuration,
  • In depth knowledge of Windows OS
  • ‪PC imaging and configuration
  • TCP/IP, Routers, WAPs, Wireless, and other networking devices
  • Spyware / adware removal tools / antivirus programs
  • Savvy with search engine techniques
  • ‪Tech must be comfortable with all facets of PC, laptop hardware, setup and maintenance; including installation and configuration of hard drives, NIC's, printers, and other PC accessories.
  • Experience with Mac and ILS is preferred, but not required
  • Website design and development
  • Library circulation software support
  • Procedure development and writing
  • Grant writing

 

Job Duties:

  • Apply skills described above to resolve clients' issues
  • Troubleshoot software, hardware, network issues & peripherals
  • Reinstallation of OS
  • Removal of viruses/malware
  • Software upgrades and installation
  • PC Imaging and configuration
  • Helping end users understand software
  • Call clients' vendors for warranty and troubleshooting issues


Accountability: Reports to the Library Director. Works collaboratively with the Library Director, Circulation Assistants, Youth Services Librarian and Youth Services Assistant.

Experience: Bachelor Degree preferred. Previous library experience desirable.  Knowledge of MS Office suite required and graphic arts experience is desirable. Experience helping staff and the public with technology questions and training. Wide knowledge of computer software, hardware, internet, and mobile devices required. Knowledge of WYSIWYG web authoring software preferred. Knowledge of Deep Freeze, firewalls and security software preferred.

Salary: Full time salaried.  

Benefits: Medical, Dental
Schedule: 40 hours per week including one evening and Saturday hours.

Deadline: Open until filled. 

To Apply: Submit resumé, cover letter and the contact information of three references as .PDF files via email at Director@kingston-library.org

 

Kingston Community Library is an EEOC employer.                                                                        

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Chemical Sciences Librarian, Marston Science Library, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Chemical Sciences Librarian

Assistant or Associate University Librarian

 

The Marston Science Library at the University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries is seeking a creative and service-oriented liaison librarian for the chemical sciences. We offer a dynamic, innovative and collaborative environment in which to serve and contribute to the work of a top ten public University. The Chemical Sciences Librarian is a year-round (12 month) tenure track faculty position which provides reference assistance, instruction, outreach, and collection management to support programs dependent upon the chemical sciences. The primary liaison assignments are to the departments of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, and Materials Science and Engineering. The librarian works collaboratively and maintains close professional relationships with faculty, students and colleagues.

 

The qualified candidate will enjoy multiple opportunities to develop innovative services as The George A. Smathers Libraries encourage participation in decision making and projects, offering a unique grants management program and an adaptive learning environment. The Marston Science Library faculty and staff work in a team-based environment, together promoting, curating, and providing public access to a broad array of distinctive collections. The Chemical Sciences Librarian will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional association activities, to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Chemical Sciences Librarian will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, gender identities and perspectives in work activities.

 

The search will remain open until August 15, 2018, applications will be reviewed beginning July 23, 2018. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

 

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

 

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

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Family Literacy, Adult Literacy, & ESOL Assistant, Dedham Public Library, Dedham, MA

Family Literacy, Adult Literacy, and ESOL Assistant

Dedham Public Library

The Dedham Public Library is a rapidly evolving and highly adaptable public service organization, deeply committed to delivering phenomenal customer service. We are seeking a dynamic, self-motivated, innovative, and friendly person to join our team.

The Family Literacy, Adult Literacy, and ESOL Assistant reports directly to the Library Director and UX and Access Manager, and Circulation and Collections Manager. 

This position is responsible for:

  • Supporting family literacy, adult literacy, conversational English tutoring, and the library's ESOL programs
  • Community outreach and services
  • Provide direct service to the public assisting with circulation, library programming, reference, and special projects as needed.

The Family Literacy, Adult Literacy, and ESOL Assistant will work closely with all members of the Library team to develop programming and serve the public.

Background desired:

  • Extensive demonstrated work experience with low literacy and/or ESOL learners
  • Teaching and instructive experience
  • Bilingual/Bicultural
  • Familiarity with public schools
  • Knowledge of GED/HiSET and/or ACCUPLACER tests.
  • Experience working with a diverse user community inclusive of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds
  • Kind, flexible, convivial, innovative
  • Relentless energy and enthusiasm for learning, public service, and the implementation of new ideas, programs, and practices within the library to maximize community utilization.
  • Ability to thrive in an ever-changing, fast-paced, collaborative environment
  • Oceans and eons of patience for all customers, internal and external
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends

Bonus points for:

  • Experience answering technology questions and providing device and digital content support
  • MLS degree, 3-5 years' experience in libraries
  • Strong Microsoft Office and social media skills

Full/Part Time

Part Time

Salary

Pay Range starts at $19.95/hr. Part-time position which includes evenings and weekends

How to Apply

If interested, please email your resume, cover letter and desired salary to Miriam Johnson, HR Director at mjohnson@dedham-ma.gov.

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Multiple Job Openings, Lewis & Clark Library, Helena, MT

There are multiple openings available at the Lewis & Clark Library.

For more information, see the links below:

Public Services Desk Assistant (20 hours a week) - https://www.lclibrary.org/Jobs.aspx?UniqueId=98&From=All&CommunityJobs=False&JobID=Public-Services-Desk-Assistant-36

Systems Assistant (20 hours a week) - https://www.lclibrary.org/Jobs.aspx?UniqueId=98&From=All&CommunityJobs=False&JobID=Systems-Assistant-37

Technical Services Assistant (30 hours a week) - https://www.lclibrary.org/Jobs.aspx?UniqueId=98&From=All&CommunityJobs=False&JobID=Technical-Services-Assistant-38

Technical Services Receiving Clerk (20 hours a week) - https://www.lclibrary.org/Jobs.aspx?UniqueId=98&From=All&CommunityJobs=False&JobID=Technical-Services-Receiving-Clerk-39

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Director of Museums, Newport Restoration Foundation, Newport, RI

Newport Restoration Foundation is seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated leader to serve as its next Director of Museums.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Museums oversees operations at NRF's museum properties: Rough Point, Whitehorne House Museum, and Prescott Farm.

The ideal candidate will be an exceptional leader and administrator with a thorough understanding of 21st century museums and a willingness to adopt new approaches to improve the visitor experience and expand our community engagement. Assumes full supervisory responsibility for all Museum Department activities including interpretation and presentation of collections; exhibitions; education; public programming; audience development; and budget management. Work with the staff and Board to ensure the continued relevance of NRF's museums, and through the development of tours and programming, cultivate a radically welcoming atmosphere for all visitors. Have extensive background, knowledge, and experience in the field of museum studies and demonstrate an understanding of and appreciation for art generally and American material culture especially. Work with the NRF staff to align the interpretive approach at Rough Point and oversee the final preparation and execution of a plan to reopen Whitehorne on a broader basis.

Master's degree or Ph.D. in art history, history, material culture, museum studies, or related field.

A minimum of eight (8) years of professional experience in museums with increasing supervisory responsibility for collections, exhibition and program development, interpretation, visitor engagement, and team building.

Full job description at https://www.newportrestoration.org/director-of-museums/.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, résumé and salary requirements to maeve@newportrestoration.org by July 27, 2018.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: 4018497300

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Intern, Local History Archives, Groton Public Library, Groton, CT

The Groton Public Library is offering an unpaid internship working in its Local History Room. The intern will assist in the processing of the James L. Streeter Collection, and in digitizing and cataloging the library's pamphlet file. This is an opportunity to obtain experience in an archival setting. Applicant should have an interest in archival work and/or history and be studying for a degree in library science, museum studies, public history or archival studies. Basic computing skills required. Experience with PastPerfect Museum Software a plus. There is potential to earn independent study credit.

Please contact Director of Library Services Betty Anne Reiter (breiter@groton-ct.govwith any questions or for more information.

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Project Archivist, Adirondack Research Library, Union College, Schenectady, NY

Job no: 492429
Appointment Type: Temp Full-time
Department: Schaffer Library
Categories: Temporary, Administration
Position Grade: LS

The Adirondack Research Library Project archivist will process environmental conservation‐focused archival collections as part of a Mellon Foundation grant-funded project. This is a temporary, 12‐month appointment. The successful candidate will have demonstrated skills in arrangement and description of manuscript materials, have demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills, and have demonstrated proficiency at successfully setting and meeting goals and deadlines.

Responsibilities

The Adirondack Research Library Project Archivist will be responsible for arranging and describing archival collections documenting the work of various environmental organizations and activists from the archival collections held in the Adirondack Research Library, located at the Kelly Adirondack Center (KAC). The Project Archivist will work under the general supervision of the Head of Special Collections & Archives at the Schaffer Library and will consult with the KAC Faculty Director in processing collections as necessary. The Project Archivist will assist the KAC Faculty Director and staff with outreach efforts aimed at promoting the use of archival collections for teaching and research. The position coordinates related digital projects with the Schaffer Library's Digital Services unit and oversees metadata quality assurance (QA) as needed.

Qualifications

  • MLS from an ALA‐accredited institution or equivalent degree, with a specialization in archival studies
  • Demonstrated understanding of archival collections and the principles of arrangement and description of manuscript materials with a completed finding aid
  • 1-2 years of experience arranging and describing organizational records
  • Demonstrated experience working with archival information content management systems, such as ArchivesSpace
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills
  • Proficiency at setting and meeting goals and deadlines
  • Familiarity with EAD, ASpace and DACS
  • Familiarity with MARC data elements. 
  • Must be able to work with a diverse group of individuals

    Additional Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Previous archival project management experience
  • Knowledge of Environmental history and politics
  • Undergraduate degree in the Humanities or Social Sciences, especially US or Environmental history

Note: All new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, and criminal history background check.

Diversity at Union College

Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status. Union College is committed to providing access and will provide reasonable accommodation in its application process to individuals with disabilities that request such accommodations.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Union College will not discriminate in the recruitment or selection of faculty and employees, or in any other area of employment, on the basis of age, sex, race, national origin, religion, religious belief, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and veteran status. In this regard, opportunities for advancement will be made available without bias. The College is also subject to state and federal laws, supports efforts to attract and retain fully qualified women and other minority group members for faculty and other positions. Union College will comply with the letter and intent of all State and Federal laws and applicable orders pursuant to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.



Advertised: June 27, 2018 
Applications close: Open until filled

To apply, click here.

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BCALA Smiley Student Travel Award

BCALA's Smiley Student Travel Award plans to support at least one student for the upcoming JCLC conference September 26-30, 2018. The winner(s) will receive a $500 award to attend the conference.

 Applicant Criteria:

  • Must be enrolled as a student in an LIS program;
  • Condition of selection, student must have already registered to attend 3rd JCLC (Joint Conference of Librarians of Color <http://www.jclcinc.org/conference/2018/>);
  • Submit a 250 word essay reflecting on the theme of the conference: "Gathering all Peoples: Embracing Culture & Community" and discuss why you plan to attend;
  • Submit an article to the BCALA Newsletter by deadline for issue after the conference about your experience attending the conference;
  • Deadline is July 20, 2018, 11:59pm;
  • Please send entries and inquiries to Gladys Smiley Bell - GLADYS.BELL@HAMPTONU.EDU;
  • Winner(s) will be announced in August 2018.

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Call for Participation: Design for Diversity Forum

Design for Diversity Closing Forum Registration Announcement
Are you interested in education and advocacy for more inclusive information systems in libraries, archives, and museums? The Design for Diversity project, supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, focuses on the ways in which information systems embody and reinforce cultural norms, asking how we can design systems that account for diverse cultural materials and ways of knowing. Please join us for our Closing Review Forum and Writing Sprint, August 23 and 24, at Northeastern University in Boston.
As part of this project we are building a collaborative pedagogical toolkit to encourage inclusive and ethical practices in information sciences and system design. It will include an expanding set of materials including sample assignments, curricular modules, suggested readings, and case studies. The Digital Library Federation will eventually host the Toolkit as a growing community-driven resource.
 
Join us at our two-day Closing Forum to hear about what we've learned through the past two years and to give a thorough review to the draft teaching and learning Toolkit before its final publication November 2018. The first day, August 23, will provide a forum for a broad review of the Toolkit's development via panel discussion and interactive audience participation. We also invite attendees interested in creating additional content for the Toolkit to apply to attend the Writing Sprint on the second day, August 24. Both days are free and open to the public, and we can provide some funding, on a limited basis, to support travel for participants in the Writing Sprint. 
Register for the first day of panels, feedback, and discussion (August 23) here:
Registration for the second day Writing Sprint (August 24) closes on July 15. Apply separately for the Writing Sprint here: https://northeastern.libcal.com/event/4248938 
 
We hope to see you there! If you cannot make the forum but are interested in participating in other ways, such as giving online feedback to Toolkit documents, or have any other questions, please email both Cara Messina (messina.c@husky.neu.edu) and Des Alaniz (d.alaniz@northeastern.edu). 

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Artlab Director, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Harvard University seeks a visionary and entrepreneurial director who embraces collaborations and working in an academic environment to lead the ArtLab. A new venture for Harvard, the ArtLab on Harvard's Allston campus is an experimental working space for Harvard faculty, students and visiting artists that will allow them to cross traditional boundaries between art forms and practices, departments and schools, fostering new connections and collective enterprises within our creative community. A new building currently under construction, the 9,000-square-foot space is designed to be flexible and accommodate different artistic practices and disciplines and a visiting artist program. Located on North Harvard Street, the ArtLab will be the latest addition to the rapidly developing Allston campus that is home to Harvard Business School, athletics facilities, and the Science and Engineering Complex scheduled to open in fall 2020 as the new home for the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

Qualified candidates please apply at: https://jobs.brassring.com/1033/asp/tg/cim_jobdetail.asp?partnerID=25240&siteID=5341&AReq=46100BR

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: 6174955330

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President & Executive Director, Louisiana Art & Science Museum, Baton Rouge, LA

The Louisiana Art and Science Museum (LASM), Baton Rouge seeks its next President and Executive Director in anticipation of the retirement of Executive Director, Carol Gikas, after 39 years of service to the Museum. The next Executive Director will be an exceptional leader and colleague, passionate about art and science, dedicated to the role of museums in communities, a champion of education and museum learning experiences specifically.

Curious by nature, collaborative and dedicated to the community served, the Director will lead the Museum forward as it develops strategies that continue to grow financial support, build audiences, promote lifelong learning and ensure best museum practices. The Executive Director will oversee a budget of $2.3 million and a staff of 26.

LASM is housed in a historic railroad depot on the banks of the Mississippi River and offers diverse programs for visitors of all ages in 87,000 sq. ft. of space. LASM welcomes 180,000 visitors annually, including 95,000 school children, who participate in its many education and diverse family-centered programs, exhibitions, and art and science offerings that encourage discovery and creativity through the intersection of art and science. Several interactive science and art studios are designed just for children. The Irene W. Pennington Planetarium opened in 2003 and to date has seen 1 million visitors enjoy the universe through its new 4K laser projecting system.

Candidates should possess active interest in the intersection of art, science and education.

Full qualifications/how to apply: https://museum-search.com/open-searches/.

Deadline 8/20/2018 searchandref@museum-search.com.

EOE. Nominations welcome.

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Assistant Reference Librarian, Attleboro Public Library, Attleboro, MA

Assistant Reference Librarian, Attleboro Public Library, Attleboro, MA
Part-time 15 hours/week $25.07 - 32.67 per hour

The Attleboro Public Library is seeking an Assistant Reference Librarian to explain library policy and services, perform reference and readers advisory services, and makes referral to other agencies as necessary. Posses a familiarity with the latest library technologies, reference resources, and available agencies which best answers patrons' questions or direct patrons to answers for their reference/library needs. Schedules and assists patrons with use of technology, including library computers and personal devices such as eReaders. Instructs library users on use of print and electronic resources. Assigned to circulation desk as needed. Performs related duties as required. Requires a thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of professional library work. Thorough knowledge of reference resources and the organization and management of library operations. Evenings and weekend hours are required.

Qualifications
Master's degree in library science and two years of progressively more responsible experience in library work, or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have strong computer skills and be able to assist library patrons in use of library computers.

Closing Date
July 12, 2018

How to Apply
If interested, please submit a resume and cover letter to the City Personnel Office, 77 Park St., Attleboro, MA 02703 or personneloffice@cityofattleboro.us no later than July 12, 2018.

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Youth Services Librarian, Worcester Public Library, Worcester, MA

The Worcester Public Library is seeking a Youth Services Librarian! This is a professional position under the immediate supervision of the Youth Services Branch Manager and under the general direction of the Youth Services Coordinator. This position is responsible for connecting children and teen library patrons with the information they seek, and developing and implementing engaging library programs, collections and services, throughout four branch libraries located in our public elementary schools. This innovative way of delivering public library services to youth will require someone who is self-motivated, adaptable, and creative. The ideal person in this position will possess excellent interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills and have experience working with diverse populations in an urban community. 

Salary: $48,359.10 - $69,272.27 annually; $23.17 - $33.19 hourly

Essential Job Functions:

  • Provides exemplary reference and reader's advisory service for children, young adults, parents, teachers, and other adults; looks for opportunities to help library customers feel welcome
  • Teaches use of basic and specialized reference tools, computer, equipment, etc.
  • In collaboration with other professional staff, builds, manages and promotes an extraordinary children's collection
  • Seeks new ways to utilize the best technological developments
  • Conducts bibliographic searches/inquiries using every possible resource
  • Makes connections, reaches out and represents the library in the community
  • Plans, develops and implements innovative and engaging programs for children, teens, students, parents, educators, and other adults who work with children and teens
  • Collaborates with a team of professional and paraprofessional staff and with other city agencies and organizations
  • Takes pride in our library, creating and maintaining beautiful displays, bibliographies, finding aids, and spaces
  • Stays informed of professional and community developments affecting the library and librarianship
  • Trains, supervises and evaluates pages and volunteers for the children and teen areas of the library
  • Interprets library services and policies to patrons in a clear and courteous manner
  • Contributes to creating an environment oriented to trust, open communication, creative thinking, and cohesive team effort
  • Actively participates in staff development and training opportunities
  • Works at various locations within the library system, including mobile library services
  • Performs other duties, as assigned, consistent with the functions of the work unit and level of responsibilities

Minimum Job Qualification Standards for Performing Essential Job Functions:

  • Understand library patrons and excel when connecting youth, parents, students and adults who work with children with library resources by demonstrating knowledge of search skills using paper and electronic resources
  • Commitment to outstanding public service for children 11-14/Rev. 06-18/JE
  • Engage others who are passionate about providing an exemplary patron experience
  • Ability to organize and self-direct work responsibly
  • Collaborate and foster positive working relationships while working as part of a team
  • Ability to work cooperatively with all staff at every level
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of patron information
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate with professional and paraprofessional staff about concepts, ideas, and requirements
  • Strong commitment to consistent excellent customer service to a diverse population in an urban environment
  • High level of professionalism and commitment to the organization
  • Embrace opportunities to learn in a fast-paced changing environment
  • Demonstrate proficiency in current and emerging technologies
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to create positive working relationships with a diverse staff
  • Ability to learn and use library technologies
  • Ability to maintain patron confidentiality
  • Ability to push book carts and bins loaded with library materials
  • Ability to reach and retrieve books at high and low shelf heights
  • Ability to stand and or sit for prolonged periods of time
  • Ability to perform bending, stopping, lifting, pushing, and twisting
  • Ability to perform repetitive hand and arm motions for prolonged periods of time
  • Ability to move or lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Knowledge of the principles and correct usage of the English language including grammar, punctuation, and spelling

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bilingual

Minimum Requirements

Education: MLS/MLIS, including graduate credit in youth services, from a library school accredited by the American Library Association or approved by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners

Experience: Relevant experience in libraries, bookstores, schools and/or with children is preferable

Schedule: Includes evening and weekend assignments and working at other locations

Travel: Ability to travel to required locations in a timely manner. A valid driver's license is required

CORI/SORI: Must pass a Criminal/ Sex Offender Background Check

To apply, please visit: www.worcesterma.gov/employment or send resume and cover letter on or before Friday, July 13, 2018, to: City of Worcester, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA 01608. EOE/AA employer. Preference given to Worcester residents.

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Project Archivist, New Bedford Free Public Library, New Bedford, MA

PROJECT ARCHIVIST, NEW BEDFORD FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY, NEW BEDFORD, MA
Title: Project Archivist (term, part-time)
Location: New Bedford Free Public Library, Special Collections
Start date: July 30, 2018 (flexible)
                     
End date: November 30, 2018
 
Schedule: 180 hours; 10-12 hrs/wk (negotiable)

Pay rate: $15.00/hour
CORI requirements: required
 
Duties:   
The New Bedford Free Public Library, Special Collections department seeks a Project Archivist for a grant-funded preservation project to identify, arrange and describe, rehouse, catalog, and prepare for digitization the James Bunker Congdon collection (1 linear foot of manuscript and printed material), which contains a compilation of antebellum materials related to slavery and abolition, the changing racial dynamics of American whaling in the mid-19th century, and area history.
This project is funded through the Network to Freedom Grant through the National Park Service.
Requirements:
  • ALA-accredited master's degree in library science with a concentration in archives management, or students currently enrolled in such program.
  • Experience processing archival collections and familiarity with best practices.
  • Knowledge of DACS and MARC standards.
  • Strong organization and time-management skills; attention to accuracy and detail is essential.
Strong organization and time-management skills; attention to accuracy and detail is essential.
Apply with cover letter and resume to Olivia Melo, Library Director, 613 Pleasant St., New Bedford, MA  02745

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Librarian Openings, Towson University, Towson, MD

Job #1: Science, Technology & Mathematics Librarian


Position Description:

The Albert S. Cook Library seeks a dynamic and innovative individual to serve as our Science, Technology and Mathematics Librarian to begin Fall Semester 2018. This faculty librarian will serve as research and instruction librarian and liaison and subject specialist for Science, Technology and Mathematics and other disciplines as assigned. The successful candidate will participate in the development, implementation and assessment of a comprehensive, integrated information literacy program; create instructional materials; evaluate and select resources for the assigned collections and related areas; design and implement library initiatives to support student success and retention; participate in overall library assessment initiatives; and provide research assistance and reference services to university students, faculty and staff and to the community at large. Librarians are 12-month faculty and are expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track.  

 
Qualifications:
MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution; demonstrated skill in library instruction and information literacy. Strong commitment to supporting the academic and research needs of students, faculty and staff. Knowledge of and ability to apply learning theory, pedagogy and instructional technology to information literacy instruction. Background in assigned disciplines and understanding of teaching and research trends in that subject area. Additional Master's degree in an academic discipline related to area of responsibilities is desirable.

 

Towson University:

Towson University was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is one of Baltimore's largest universities, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls almost 19,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor's, 45 master's, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

 

For full job description, requirements, and application process go to http://www.towson.edu/provost/prospective/openpositions.html

Job #2: Electronic Resources & Discovery Librarian


Position Description:

The Albert S. Cook Library seeks a dynamic and innovative individual to serve as the Electronic Resources & Discovery Librarian to begin fall semester 2018. This faculty librarian will provide leadership and expertise in integrating, organizing and managing the library's electronic resources and assist the Assistant University Librarian (AUL) for Content Management with all aspects of the e-resources life cycle, including purchasing, licensing, access, and maintenance of all electronic materials.  They will work cooperatively with units across the library to ensure that the library's subscription databases, e-journals and e-books are discoverable and accessible by patrons.  The successful candidate will serve as a liaison and subject specialist to related disciplines as assigned; plan and teach information literacy in liaison area and other disciplines; design and implement library initiatives to support student success and retention; and participate in overall library assessment initiatives. This faculty librarian will maintain an active research program focused on the role, impact, dynamics and trends of electronic and digital resources in higher education and academic libraries. Librarians are 12-month faculty and are expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track.   

 
Qualifications:
MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution. Knowledge of the full e-resources life cycle and library and bibliographic standards pertaining to e-resources. Strong commitment to supporting the academic and research needs of students, faculty and staff. Additional Master's degree in an academic discipline offered at Towson University is desirable.

Towson University:

Towson University was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is one of Baltimore's largest universities, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls almost 19,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor's, 45 master's, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

 

For full job description, requirements, and application process go to: http://www.towson.edu/provost/prospective/openpositions.html

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Research Data Management Analyst, Information Technology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

TITLE: Research Data Management Analyst

GRADE: 56

DEPARTMENT: Information Technology
Location: USA - MA - Boston
Schedule: Mon-Fri 9-5 (35 hrs/week)
Application Deadline: July 13, 2018

 

BASIC FUNCTION:

The Research Data Management Analyst (RDM Analyst) will assist the HMS Research Data Manager with enabling HMS researchers to understand, manage, classify, and organize their data throughout its lifecycle to improve the research data organization process. Under the direction of the HMS Research Data Manager, the RDM Analyst will perform outreach with faculty and researchers to gather information about data management workflows, data storage, and data management challenges. The RDM Analyst will assist labs in the implementation of data storage management plans designed by the Research Data Manager. The RDM Analyst will seek out opportunities to collaborate with labs and will maintain existing connections with designated labs that are assigned by the Research Data Manager.

 

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Initiate and maintain working relationships with faculty, staff, and lab members through outreach, correspondence, meetings, and follow-up.
  • Implement data storage management plans through lab consultations based on lab outreach assessments and subsequent assignment from the Research Data Manager.
  • Increase visibility of research data management services through active presence within the community and attendance at relevant events, as directed by the Research Data Manager.
  • Provide support to the Research Data Manager with incident response and inquiry triage.
  • Advocate for data management best practices on the Harvard Medical School campus in multiple contexts.
  • Collaborate with the Research Data Manager to curate and update research data management resources and educational materials.
  • Provide mentorship guidance for interns, including establishing learning objectives and providing constructive feedback.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor's degree, and a minimum 1-2 years of experience in data organization.
  • Prior experience with and ability to interact with scientists, computer professionals, and project managers.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the research data lifecycle.

 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Master's Degree in library science or related field preferred.
  • Strong commitment to customer service; ability to work in a demanding, fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to create working partnerships with multiple researchers and lab managers.
  • Strong organizational skills, communication skills (written, oral and presentation); a concern for accuracy, details and quality.
  • Tolerance of ambiguity and uncertainty in a constantly evolving field.
  • Adaptability and ability to prioritize work and to be flexible in job tasks.
  • Highly self-motivated and directed.
  • Ability to take direction from supervisors/managers.
  • Experience mentoring interns and co-ops.
  • Comfortability keeping up with emerging trends, best practices, and new knowledge in the fields of data management, the research data lifecycle, and information technology. 

To apply for this position, please visit the Harvard Careers website. This position will be publicly visible starting on July 11th, 2018. 

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Book Moving Assistant, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

Book Moving Assistant (90 day temporary appointment)

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

Shifting collections from one location to another, on the same library floor or from floor to floor. Shifts will cover 3 to 5 hours each day, Monday through Friday. We're hiring for shifts that will be 20 hours per week. Available shifts cover the same times each day, either 9am-1pm or 1pm-5pm.

Basic Qualifications

  • Ability to lift up to 10 pounds of books from a book shelf and place them onto a book truck and vice versa.
  • Ability to stoop, bend, twist, reach, lift, and stretch.
  • Ability to push a mobile book cart filled with three shelves of books, packed double-sided (effectively, six shelves of books) over carpeted surfaces.

 

Additional Requirements:

Ability to follow directions carefully. Excellent attendance for agreed-upon shift. Continuous availability from start date through August 17th or until end of 90 days, if available. Previous demonstrable library experience a big plus.

 

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to weyand@fas.harvard.edu

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Children's Librarian, Oliver Wolcott Library, Litchfield, CT

Children's Librarian. The Oliver Wolcott Library in Litchfield, Connecticut seeks a dynamic, creative and resourceful Children's Librarian with excellent communication skills and a passion for working with children and families. The Children's Librarian is responsible for planning and implementing all aspects of children's services including programs, services, and materials for children birth to 18, with a focus on services for birth to 14.

 

The Oliver Wolcott Library is located in the beautiful Berkshire Mountains of Northwestern Connecticut. The Library has strong community support and an excellent staff. To read more about the Library and to see our Core Values visit the Library's website at: www.owlibrary.org

 

Responsibilities include: Develop, plan and implement all aspects of children's services from birth to 18 with a focus on birth to 14; plan and conduct comprehensive programming for toddlers, preschools and school-age children such as story hours, book discussion groups, and annual summer reading program; plan and implement materials, program events and services that support emergent literacy; collection development; management of program funds assigned to children's services; and coordinate and implement outreach programs particularly with the local public schools.

 

Qualifications: M.L.S. strongly preferred. Current enrollment in an MLS program or an advanced degree in an applicable field may be considered. Thorough knowledge of library principles, methods, materials and administrative processes required. Demonstrated experience working with children, parents and caregivers; passion and commitment to children's services; demonstrated knowledge of collection maintenance; ability to develop, plan and implement programs for children birth to 18; demonstrated ability to work with independently and as part of a team; ability to work with frequent interruptions; excellent verbal and written communication skills; excellent organizational skills and ability to achieve set goals in a timely fashion; and thorough working knowledge of the Internet and basic computer technology.

Full-time. 35 hours a week. $49,250 to $53,000. Excellent benefits. Some Saturdays and evenings required.  

Send letter of interest and resume by August 6 to Ann Marie White, Library Director at awhite@owlibrary.org.

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Electronic Resources Librarian, Loyola Notre Dame Library, Baltimore, MD

The Loyola Notre Dame Library seeks a flexible, innovative librarian with electronic resource management experience to join our Acquisitions unit. The Electronic Resources Librarian will manage the life cycle of electronic resources and work collaboratively with units throughout the Library and with University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) colleagues to provide accurate access to electronic content. Under the supervision of the Acquisitions and Resource Management Librarian, the successful candidate will be a creative problem solver and proactively incorporate new and emerging practices and technology into the electronic resources environment. The Electronic Resources Librarian will be interested in continual learning and the application of expertise developed through work experience and professional development opportunities.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Manages all electronic resources throughout their life cycle including procurement and trials, license review, access management, renewals, and cancellations;
  • Accurately maintains discovery service, knowledge base, and link resolver;
  • Troubleshoots and resolves access issues for electronic resources and establishes proactive processes to identify electronic access issues before they become problems for users;
  • Leads usage and resource data collection projects to support collection decisions, budgeting allocations, and annual reporting requirements;
  • Establishes relationships with vendors, publishers, consortia, and library staff as primary point of contact for electronic resources needs;
  • Participates in and is an active member of the library community, serving on library-wide initiatives and bringing recommendations for new projects and collaborations;
  • Engages and remains current on emerging trends, practices and standards in electronic resource management, usage statistics, data management, access and discovery to enhance library services;
  • Performs liaison duties in assigned subject area(s) to promote services and resources to faculty;
  • Trains and supervises student workers to assist on special projects as assigned;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited master's degree in library or information science;
  • Professional experience supporting electronic resource life cycle activities in an academic library;
  • Experience managing one or more electronic resources technologies, e.g., EBSCO discovery service, knowledge base, link resolver, ERMS;
  • Knowledge of industry standards related to serials and electronic resources, e.g., Open URL, KBART, ERMI, SERU, COUNTER, SUSHI, MARC, etc.
  • Experience in technical troubleshooting and communicating with vendor technical support operations;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Strong commitment to user-focused customer service;
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office software;
  • 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: 

  • Experience evaluating electronic resource use and discovery;
  • Understanding of the relationships between electronic resources management and coordination needed with other library departments;
  • Experience working in a consortium library environment;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current issues and trends related to electronic resource management;
  • Demonstrated project management experience;
  • Evidence of establishing and maintaining excellent vendor relationships;
  • Knowledge of copyright and intellectual property issues as they relate to electronic resources.

About the Library:

The Loyola Notre Dame Library, located in northern Baltimore City, is a member of the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutionsand 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 over 6,100 FTE.

 

The Library offers an excellent benefits package that includes medical, access to dental, life, disability insurance, and TIAA 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 "Electronic Resources Librarian" in the subject line to Lorena Dion, Administrative Operations Coordinator: ldion@loyola.edu.

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On-Call/Substitute Law Librarians, AccuFile, Inc., Boston, MA

AccuFile, Inc., a professional library services firm is seeking several flexible, experienced law librarians to work as on-call or substitute librarians in the Boston and New Hampshire areas.

Work assignments are part-time and may include summer vacation coverage assignments to include two or more firms in a week.

**GREAT opportunity for library professionals to supplement their income***

Qualifications:

  • Law library/legal research experience is required
  • Must have MLIS or working towards an MLIS degree
  • Must be able to provide own transportation

 

Salary: $30-35 hr. Dependent upon education and related experience.

If you are interested in either of these opportunities, please email your resume to Karen Gatteny at jobs@accufile.com.

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Law Librarian, Accufile, Inc., Boston, MA

AccuFile, Inc., a professional Library services firm, is seeking several forward thinking, flexible and experienced part-time Law Librarians. This is a great opportunity for someone seeking ongoing Library work in the Boston area!

 

The Law Librarian performs a wide range of duties in support of the Firm's personnel and on-site library including; research and reference assistance, collection development, technical services, and library maintenance. The ideal candidate must be a hands on, highly organized individual with the ability to work approximately 10-12 hours/week. 

 

Core responsibilities:

  • A working knowledge of principles and procedures of professional library work including methods, practices, and techniques of library classification, cataloging, and reference services.
  • Participates in and coordinates orientation and training of new attorneys/staff as requested
  • Provide skilled and sophisticated legal and non-legal research using traditional and electronic resources.   
  • Ability to deliver superior service to all internal and external customers and communicate effectively.

 

Qualifications:

  • MLIS, plus JD or related experience is required
  • 1-3 years' relevant experience in a law firm environment
  • Ability to deliver superior service to all internal and external customers and communicate effectively.

Salary is dependent upon the level of education and experience.

 

To be considered for this position please forward cover letter and resume to Karen at jobs@accufile.com.

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Librarian, Asian & Middle Eastern Studies, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

University of Florida

George A. Smathers Libraries

 Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Librarian

Assistant University Librarian or Associate University Librarian

 

The Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Librarian [AMES Librarian] is a year-round (12 month) tenure track library faculty position responsible for the overall development, management and coordination of the George A. Smathers Libraries resources in all formats for these subject areas. The position supports the University's academic programs including the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures (LLC), as well as interdisciplinary programs supported by the University's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, such as International Studies and the Center for Global Islamic Studies. The AMES Librarian also liaises with the Harn Museum of Art in support of the Asian Collection. Responsibilities include analyzing the University's programs in the LLC and International Studies, collaborating with librarians and academic faculty to establish collection profiles, selection guidelines, and preservation, location and cataloging priorities; and evaluating existing collection strengths and current collecting intensities. Collaborates with other subject librarians to provide support in religious studies and other interdisciplinary areas. This position manages specialized subject area reference services, library instruction, and online database services.

 

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

 

The search will remain open until July 16, 2018. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage athttp://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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Assistant Director, Acton Memorial Library, Acton, MA

The Town of Acton is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Assistant Director at Acton Memorial Library, reporting to the Library Director. 

Duties: Oversee all collection development including the allotment and spending of the materials budget. Perform materials selection and collection maintenance for significant portions of the collection. Seek and assess new trends in library resources and services, especially in technology. Perform outreach to seniors, immigrants, and other target groups, including public speaking. Collaborate with other Town departments or community/area organizations working with the same groups. Schedule and run staff meetings. Develop and oversee delivery to the homebound through the use of volunteers. Coordinate programs and displays. Participate in the development of publicity, especially social media. Approve vacation schedules across all library departments and coordinate coverage as needed. Assist in the preparation of state aid reports. May advise Senior Librarians and other supervisors on training, supervision, or written staff evaluations. Participate in the selection and interview of candidates for professional positions, and for other positions on request. Work with the Director and department heads within the library to consider future direction. Assist the Director in budget development and presentation. Work with library-related groups. Represent the library at meetings, including standing in for the Director at Minuteman Library Network Membership Meetings and Library Board of Trustee meetings. In charge during the Director's absence. Book meeting rooms in the absence of the Administrative Assistant and Director. Fill in on public service desks as needed, including: answering library users' questions and assists them in finding needed information and materials and in computer use; explaining library policies and procedures to the public; performing basic computer troubleshooting as the need arises. Performs other tasks requiring similar levels of skill and responsibility.

 

Minimum Entrance Requirements: ALA-accredited Masters degree in Library Science plus the equivalent of 5 years of full time progressively responsible professional public library experience in a high volume, fully-automated library; of which 3 years of collection development experience across a range of subjects, genres, and formats; of which 3 years of supervisory experience, preferably including supervision of professional staff (these years may be concurrent with each other and with the 5 years of professional public library experience); experience in programming; demonstrated communications, organizational and public service skills; experience working with a multicultural community and staff; experience in personnel evaluation; experience in the production of flyers, handouts, and other publicity.

Special Requirements: Work schedule includes one night a week and one Saturday in three; additional evenings or weekend days as needed. Ability to travel to other sites in Acton, the Network's Central Site in Natick, and other locations.

Preferred Qualifications: 3 years administrative experience, including financial record-keeping (these years may be concurrent with the experience required above); additional years of experience in collection development; experience as an assistant director in a public library; experience in personnel matters, including selection; experience working with community groups; experience with RFID; experience in policy and grant writing; fluency in Chinese, Russian, or Portuguese (Brazilian dialect).

 

Pay RangeI-14 $73,636.51 - $96,078.96 10 steps; hiring range: $73,636.51 - $80,464.62

 

To ApplySubmit resume and cover letter to Human Resources Department, Town Hall, 472 Main Street, Acton MA 01720. Or e-mail to hr@acton-ma.gov. Acton is an EOE.

 

Deadline: July 29, 2018

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Technology Librarian, Pease Public Library, Plymouth, NH

DEPARTMENT: Library

LOCATION: Pease Public Library, Plymouth, N.H.

REPORTS TO: Assistant Director and Director

TITLE: Technology Librarian, Part-Time

HOURS: 21-26 Hours/week

STARTING PAY: $14.25/hour

 

DESCRIPTION: The Pease Public Library in Plymouth, NH is seeking a self-motivated professional with excellent communication skills for the position of Technology Librarian. The ideal candidate will have at least a Bachelor's degree and can demonstrate flexibility and good judgement under varying circumstances. The ability to multi-task and provide quality customer service is essential. Must be a community-oriented, hands-on worker. Must be prepared to attend staff meetings, remain current on professional trends through library journals and conferences, and assist in planning team projects. Proficiency with Microsoft Office is required.  Some Saturday and evening hours are also required.

 

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work routine circulation desk shifts *
  • Install and update software weekly under the direction of IT Specialist
  • Troubleshoot issues with both Mac and PC platforms for patrons and staff
  • Work 1:1 or in small groups to provide technology training to patrons and staff
  • Update the library's circulating mobile devices, such as iPads, and Kindles
  • Inform and educate patrons about electronic resources, such as NH Downloadable Books
  • Keep the library Web site and social media content current and engaging

*Routine Circulation Desk Shifts tend to include:

  • Checking materials in and out
  • Registering new patrons
  • Answering the telephone
  • Organizing reserve materials
  • Scheduling meeting spaces and events
  • Scheduling computer usage and answering patron computer questions

 

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree preferred. Previous library experience preferred. Proficiency in Microsoft Office required especially Word, Excel and Publisher. Knowledge of Google.docs and social media required. Must enjoy working with the public and as part of a team.

Plymouth, N.H. is a vibrant community committed to diversity, arts and education. The Pease Public Library Staff is honored to play a role in serving its citizens with current information, technology, and quality entertainment. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

 

Please send cover letter, resume, and three references to the following by July 17, 2018:

Diane Lynch, Director

Pease Public Library

1 Russell Street

Plymouth, N.H. 03264

Or email to dlynch@peasepubliclibrary.org

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Research Coordinator, Oxfam America, Washington, DC

PURPOSE OF POSITIONCoordinate research processes, systems development and maintenance, and internal research communications in OUS and for the ORNcoordinate planning and budget processes supporting OUS Research Director and ORN Steering Committee. The time split between OUS research and the ORN will be 60%/40% respectively. 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: fall within 3 broad areas of work--research communication, research administration, and library/instructional design.

Research Communication:

  • Develop an internal communication strategy and maintain internal communications platforms for research.
  • Coordinate and support dissemination of internal research communications. (e.g. newsletter, etc.).

Library/instructional design:

  • Lead knowledge and information systems development and their adoption for the Oxfam Research Network (ORN) andOUS Research Department.
  • Investigate and propose an electronic system for coordination of peer review.
  • Contribute content to Research Department and ORN folders and pages on Box and Compass with resources for research.
  • Support consolidation of existing research tools, standards, protocols, and processes for research production across the Oxfam Confederation for ORN. 
  • Serve as fact-checker at Oxfam America.
  • Deliver and design trainings on research processes, fact-checking, and research resources.

Research Administration:

  • Support Research Director and the ORN leadershiin organizing and facilitating meetings, preparing minutes, and assistingin drafting strategy and planning documents.
  • Coordinate the organization of the ORN retreat and other research events.
  • Track OUS research projects through research pipeline system.
  • Oversee and track all research agreements (contracts), research grants, and payments for research.
  • Track peer review processes for all research produced at Oxfam America.
  • Coordinate sign-off for all OUS research publications at Oxfam America.
  • Ensure Research Department complies with new or changing policies, procedures, and technologies introduced within the organization.
  • Track Research Department budget and assist Research Director in developing annual operating plans.
  • Arrange travel for external colleagues; submit expense reports for Research Director.

 

EXPECTATIONS FOR THE POSITION:

  • Will work effectively and collaboratively in support of building a team-based work culture, will perform all duties appropriately (treating all persons with dignity and respect) and will be comfortable with and committed to Oxfam America mission and goals.
  • Will stay abreast of professional standards, trends and issues affecting this set of responsibilities, demonstrating continuous learning of the field.
  • Will have an understanding of gender justice and diversity within key areas of responsibility and a commitment to promoting gender justice and diversity in our workplace and programs.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: 

  • Master´s degree in library science or knowledge management; or equivalent combination of education, experience, and training.

 

Experience and Core Competencies:

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in general support to research programs, and minimum of 2-3 years of experience in general information and systems support to researchers.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of independent peer review process.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
  • Knowledge of and experience with information technologies that facilitate communication, information sharing, andnetworking; data collection and management.
  • Strong writing and verbal skills.
  • Excellent inter-personal skills, ability to work well in a team.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and to be pro-active.
  • Ability to anticipate, coordinate, and facilitate activities with colleagues.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize work, and handle multiple demands in a high-pressure, fast-paced, large organizationenvironment.
  • Strong listening, comprehension, and documentation abilities.
  • Results oriented.
  • Comfort operating in a multi-cultural, international environment.
  • Ability to work in an English-based environment.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Creative thinker
  • Background in international development, human rights and/or social justice issues
  • Training or background in Information Management Systems or ICT
  • Ability to communicate in oral and written format in Arabic, French and/or Spanish
  • Experience using MailChimpSmartsheet, and Box
  • Demonstrated experience in project management
  • Understanding of user experience design principles

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Library Teacher, Mulready Elementary, Hudson, MA

Qualifications: 
Under the direct supervision of the Director of Technology and elementary Principals the Elementary Library/Media Specialist should possess the following qualifications:

  • DESE license as a library teacher
  • Completed a teacher preparation program/educational degree, and hold a master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or from a master's level program in library and information studies.
  • Classroom teaching experience preferred
  • Technology applications and ability to use web tools 

 

Responsibilities: 

  • Plans instruction that incorporates classroom and library curricula, the research process, and information/media literacy appropriate for elementary students.
  • Creates learning experiences by providing group and individual instruction, assessing student progress, and evaluating activities.
  • Collaborates with classroom teachers as a partner in the instructional process.
  • Assists students and teachers in selection of reading and instructional materials.
  • Advocates and promotes reading and life-long learning.
  • Incorporates technology to enhance learning.
  • Manages and supervises the library facility.
  • Creates and maintains an environment conducive to learning.
  • Benchmarks the School Library Program (SLP) to school, state, and national standards.
  • Stays current in professional practices and educational research.
  • Participates in the recruiting and training of library volunteers.
  • Develops and maintains resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and instructional strategies of the school community.
  • Establishes communication and networks with the Hudson Public Library staff.
  • Establishes procedures for selection, acquisition, circulation, resource sharing of material in all formats.
  • Promotes the ethical use of information: copyright, fair use, and licensing of intellectual property.
  • Creates Makerspace areas to extend student learning opportunities.

For more information, click here.

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Librarian, Teaching & Assessment, Emory University, Oxford, GA

Librarian, Teaching and Assessment

This position is located 38 miles east of Atlanta on the original 1836 Emory campus in Oxford, Georgia. 

Oxford College of Emory University invites candidates to apply for the position of Teaching and Assessment Librarian. We seek an enthusiastic individual with proven teaching, assessment, user-experience, and technology skills to work with the library leadership team to develop and deliver innovative, quality services for the Oxford College Library (http://oxford.library.emory.edu/). The librarian will help create a culture of assessment for the library as a part of the overall College assessment program.  The library is committed to an intellectual partnership with the faculty to integrate information literacy into the curriculum of the College. The College provides a liberal arts intensive curriculum for the first two years of the Emory baccalaureate degree.

 

Responsibilities: 

The successful candidate for this position will develop innovative services, modules, and programs to assist first and second year students in building important information literacy abilities. The Teaching and Assessment Librarian plays an integral role in support of the College's inquiry driven curriculum and the University's emphasis on effective student learning by active teaching in support of the Research Practices instructional program in collaboration with other teaching librarians and faculty. The librarian will focus on strategic and organizational goals to coordinate collection, analysis, and documentation of data for assessment; develop an evidence-based approach to achieving strategic objectives related to library services and user needs; coordinate library-wide assessment projects; and support colleagues engaged in assessment of library services. The librarian will provide individual research consultations for students and faculty along with some scheduled night and weekend work. The librarian will have subject expertise preferably in the social sciences, such as psychology, sociology, anthropology, economics, or political science. The individual will be an active member of internal library teams along with other College and University groups and professional organizations.

 

Salary and Benefits: 

Salary based on qualifications and experience. This is a faculty-equivalent librarian position that follows a rank and promotion process. Emory University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including tuition benefits. Several retirement plan options are available, including TIAA.

 

Required:

A graduate degree in librarianship from an ALA-accredited institution; demonstrated effective teaching experience including discipline-specific instruction sessions; knowledge of research methodology and experience in meeting the research needs of students and faculty; experience articulating the value of academic libraries through quantitative and/or qualitative assessment methodologies; applied knowledge of emerging technologies; self-motivation; flexibility; strong problem-solving, organizational, interpersonal, and written and oral communication skills; initiative and ability to conceive and carry out projects on a deadline, including the ability to manage multiple responsibilities and effectively respond to the needs of a campus community that makes heavy demands on library services; ability to work in a collaborative team environment.

 

Please apply for this position via Interfolio at apply.interfolio.com/51271, including a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references.  In letters of application, candidates should address their interest in working in Oxford College's undergraduate, liberal arts intensive environment that emphasizes close faculty-student interaction and values diversity and inclusion.

Application review begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Emory University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and encourages women and minority candidates.

 

AND

 

Librarian, Teaching and Digital Projects

This position is located 38 miles east of Atlanta on the original 1836 Emory campus in Oxford, Georgia.

 

Oxford College of Emory University invites candidates to apply for the position of Teaching and Digital Projects Librarian.  We seek an enthusiastic individual with proven teaching, technology, and other skills related to the creation and support of digital resources to work with the library leadership team to develop and deliver innovative, quality services for the Oxford College Library (http://oxford.library.emory.edu/). The librarian will coordinate projects that enhance curricular initiatives such as the Discovery Seminars and Milestone Experience; and, develop digital library systems and services in support of teaching, learning, and research of students and faculty. The library is committed to an intellectual partnership with the faculty to integrate information literacy into the curriculum of the College. The College provides a liberal arts intensive curriculum for the first two years of the Emory baccalaureate degree.

 

Responsibilities:

The Teaching and Digital Projects Librarian plays an integral role in support of the College's inquiry driven curriculum and the University's emphasis on effective student learning by active teaching in support of the Research Practices instructional program in collaboration with other teaching librarians and faculty. The successful candidate for this position will develop innovative services, modules, and programs to assist first and second year students in building important information literacy abilities. 

The Teaching and Digital Projects librarian will also oversee development of innovative services and programs for students and faculty; assist with development of digital portfolios; assist with scholarly communications and open access initiatives; and use knowledge of disciplinary trends to maintain and/or implement digital systems and repositories. The librarian will provide individual research consultations for students and faculty along with some scheduled night and weekend work. The librarian will have subject expertise preferably in the sciences, such as biology, chemistry, physics, human health or environmental sciences.  The individual will be an active member of internal library teams along with other College and University groups and professional organizations.

 

Required: A graduate degree in librarianship from an ALA-accredited institution; demonstrated effective teaching experience including discipline-specific instruction sessions; knowledge of research methodology and experience in meeting the research needs of students and faculty; experience working collaboratively to support the creation and discovery of digital content; applied knowledge of emerging technologies; self-motivation; flexibility; strong problem-solving, organizational, interpersonal, and written and oral communication skills; initiative and ability to conceive and carry out projects on a deadline, including the ability to manage multiple responsibilities and effectively respond to the needs of a campus community that makes heavy demands on library services; ability to work in a collaborative team environment.

 

Please apply for this position via Interfolio at apply.interfolio.com/51130, including a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references.  In letters of application, candidates should address their interest in working in Oxford College's undergraduate, liberal arts intensive environment that emphasizes close faculty-student interaction and values diversity and inclusion.

 

Application review begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  

Emory University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and encourages women and minority candidates.

 

Additional Details

Salary and Benefits:  

Salary based on qualifications and experience. This is a faculty-equivalent librarian position that follows a rank and promotion process. Emory University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including tuition benefits. Several retirement plan options are available, including TIAA.

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Team Lead, Cataloging, Tisch Library, Tufts University, Medford/Somerville, MA

Team Lead, Cataloging - Tisch Library, Tufts University, Medford/Somerville (MA)

Tisch Library supports Tufts' School of Arts & Sciences and the School of Engineering, providing services and resources to assist members of the Tufts community in their teaching, learning and research. Tisch Library provides collections, expertise and technology-rich environments to support the creation and dissemination of scholarship. The Resource Management and Repository Services Department provides support for the creation, management and preservation of scholarship.  

Reporting to the Assistant Director, Resource Management and Repository Services, the Team Lead for Cataloging will be responsible for providing leadership and management of the cataloging unit, and for developing, documenting and implementing cataloging policies, priorities and procedures for the Alma Integrated Library Management System. Responsible for maintaining the level of services needed to effectively manage ongoing cataloging responsibilities for materials acquired for Tisch, Ginn, Music and SMFA Libraries. Cultivates teamwork and collaborative relationships within and outside Tisch Library to provide high-quality resources and services for users.
 

Qualifications

 Basic Requirements:

  • LS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent experience in an academic research library.
  • 3 years library experience working with ILMS systems, OCLC, Library of Congress Classification System and Subject Headings, original and copy cataloging and classification in all formats,  authority control and bibliographic record maintenance and advanced knowledge of AACR2 and RDA cataloging rules.
  • Experience supervising library staff.
  • Experience managing projects.
  • Demonstrated expertise troubleshooting problem reports.
  • Ability to work collegially and cooperatively with varied user groups across the university, and in a team environment.
  • Excellent analytical skills, oral and written communication skills, problem solving ability.
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, strong service orientation and commitment to staff development and diversity in the workplace.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of a foreign language.
  • Experience with Ex Libris Alma.
  • Experience with original non-MARC metadata creation and retrospective metadata projects.
  • Experience with Dublin Core and/or MODS.
  • Knowledge of established and emerging national and international standards relating to metadata and classification. Familiarity with Bibframe.
  • Experience in special materials cataloging (eg.:rare books, music, artist's books) or electronic resources management.

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

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

Apply here.

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Director, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum, Boston, MA

The John F. Kennedy (JFK) Presidential Library and Museum seeks a collaborative, visible, and visionary leader to serve as its next Director. One of the 14 Presidential Libraries administered by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the JFK Library and Museum serves as the nation's memorial to President Kennedy - sharing the story of his life, times, and legacy. It is dedicated to the memory of our nation's 35th president and to all those who through the art of politics seek a new and better world. With significant opportunities to expand on digitization and global civic engagement, the new Director will arrive at a time where JFK's message - and the work of the enterprise - has never been more relevant.

The next Director will manage the programs and activities of the Library and Museum, including archival, exhibits, public and educational programs. S/he will lead a talented and dedicated staff of 30 and work closely with NARA peers to ensure Library operations are in alignment with the Agency's strategic goals. The Director will act as a liaison and partner to the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation to ensure the success of its programs and allow this public/private partnership to continue to flourish.

The successful candidate will support the Museum's collecting and research interests; increase investments in technology to make resources and documents more accessible online; and build creative partnerships with outside organizations.

Please direct all inquiries, nominations, referrals, and applications to: Andrew Lee, Vice President, Allison Pickett, Associate, Isaacson, Miller

www.imsearch.com/6645

Phone: (202)682-1504

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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

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

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

More information: 

https://muw.peopleadmin.com/postings/2936

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

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Science & Engineering Librarian, University of Cincinnati Libraries, Cincinnati, OH

University of Cincinnati (UC) Libraries seeks a dynamic, passionate and creative Science & Engineering Librarian to develop research and instructional programs for the UC STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) populations. This position provides research consultations, teaching and workshops, collection development and support for new initiatives (data and visualization services, institutional repository outreach, etc). The Librarian serves a liaison to designated programs in the College of Engineering and Applied Science and the McMicken College of Arts & Sciences, and deepen's the libraries' connections to the university's institution-wide agenda for innovation. This position collaborates with a team of librarians, informationists and operational staff in the Science and Engineering Libraries and in related units such as the Digital Scholarship Center and scholarly communications. This is a tenure-track faculty position.

For more information and to apply, please visit bit.ly/UC-SciEngLibrarian.  

Please provide a resume and cover letter with your application.

The mission of the UC Libraries is to empower discovery, stimulate learning and inspire the creation of knowledge by connecting students, faculty, researchers and scholars to data, information and resources. The Libraries strive to be a creative and dynamic organization that is recognized as a model provider of access to premier library collections and quality service.  

Read our bold strategic plan and progress reports detailing transformations in our libraries.

UC is a public research university with an enrollment of more than 44,000 students and has been named "Among the top tier of the Best National Universities," according to U.S. News & World Report. UC offers students a balance of educational excellence and real-world experience, and UC was the founder of the cooperative education (co-op) model. UC's campus is beautiful, modern and urban, with many buildings designed by signature architects.  

Read about Next Lives Here, UC's new vision to lead urban public universities into a new era of academic excellence, urban impact, and innovation.

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Intern, History of Science Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

PRACTICUM PROPOSAL

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

About the History of Science Library

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

About the Department of the History of Science

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

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

Practicum Proposal

Library classification project for the History of Science Library

Project Objectives:

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

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

1. Inventory the books and papers in the History of Science Library

  • The Intern will help the DHS graduate student librarian and staff member inventory the collection and determine what books have gone missing over the years
  • The Intern will help with the creation and management of a database that lists the books in the History of Science Library
  • The Intern will create Finding Aids and Lib Guides for the Library's archival paper holdings

2. Create a classification system

  • The Intern will develop a classification system for the History of Science Library according to George Sarton's categories. Sarton's categorization of these texts is a matter of historical interest; it represents an early and significant interpretation of the field of 'history of science.'

3. Input the new classification numbers into the Harvard Library catalogue.

  • The Intern will input the classification numbers into Hollis. This will involve locating Hollis's bibliographic records for the Library's titles and adding the item records. This will enable researchers to request the History of Science Library books directly through Hollis.

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

The Intern will receive personalized training necessary for this internship allowing the
development of the following skills and aptitudes:

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

Measurable learning objective(s):

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

Qualifications/Skills and abilities desired

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

Interested students should contact Katie Baca, History of Science Librarian, at kbaca@fas.harvard.edu

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Library Assistant, Access Services, Ely Library, Westfield State University, Westfield, MA

Job Title: Part-time Library Assistant, Access Services

Schedule: 15 hours/week,Sunday-Monday from 4 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. during regular semester; flexible as needed during finals period. During breaks and summer, daytime hours as negotiated.

Hourly Pay Rate: $15.00 per hour, paid biweekly (no benefits)

 

Duties and Responsibilities: 

This position will assist the Library Assistant III with:

Evening/weekend supervision of operations at the circulation desk, including processing reserve items; supervising student workers; managing the service desk; charging and renewing items for patrons; circulating laptops; circulating inter-library loans; maintaining and reporting statistics; and following Ely Library policies and procedures.

 

Monitoring the library:

Library Assistants will work with student assistants and campus security to clear and secure the library building at closing; reporting safety, security, or emergency situations to the Campus Police and/or the Westfield Police Department; and monitoring use of library spaces and group study rooms.

 

Other duties may be assigned by the Library Assistant III.

 

Requirements:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • The ability to work diligently and independently without direct supervision
  • Help foster a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere respectful of diversity
  • Work in a team environment
  • Responsibly supervise university student employees enjoy interacting with patrons and adapt to serve their needs in a calm, respectful, and courteous manner
  • Produce detail-oriented work to meet deadlines
  • Exercise judgment and leadership if/when responding to emergency situations
  • Sit or stand for extended periods of time
  • Lift up to 40 lbs., and push/pull library carts full of books

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Preferred applicants for these positions will have any combination of the following:  A bachelor's degree or coursework in library science; experience in the public service area of a library, preferably at a college or university; experience using automated library systems, preferably OCLC WorldShare Management; knowledge of LC call number system; experience supervising student and/or part-time employees; experience in a busy office environment or customer service setting.

 

 

Additional Information:

Disability Accommodations:

Westfield State University understands that persons with disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance regarding disability accommodations, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 413-572-8106.

 

 

Application Instructions:

An on-line application is required. The successful candidate must submit an official transcript at the time of hire. Interested candidates should electronically attach the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter

Contact information for three references*

*Please provide the contact information for reference providers in the references section of the online application.

 

Apply Online: https://westfield.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=99038

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

Preservation Specialist

 

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

 

Job Description:

Reporting the Head of Library Advisory and Development, the Preservation Specialist provides technical assistance to libraries, archives, and other cultural institutions  to develop and implement local preservation and disaster preparedness programs and plans; develops and implements programing on issues concerning collection preservation, environmental monitoring, security, disaster preparedness and response, and conservation and recovery; plans and implements the federal LSTA grant programs; coordinates with libraries, archives, preservation organizations, and State Agencies to further develop and implement a coordinated statewide preservation program.

 

In addition the Preservation Specialist represents the MBLC on a variety of related preservation and archival organization's boards and committees.

 

Qualifications:

Demonstrated knowledge and experience of:

  • Principles and practices of library management and archival preservation and administration including emergency and security planning
  • Principles, practices, and standards of digitation as a library and/or archival tool
  • Ability to study, analyze, and recommend solutions based on knowledge of library services, for problems related to collection management and development
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills including the ability to write and lead workshops in matters relating to preservation, disaster preparedness, security, and archives
  • Thorough knowledge of preservation issues, trends and best practices in libraries, archives and preservation

 

Experience:

  • Graduate degree with a major in library science or a related discipline from an American Library Association accredited graduate library program
  • At least four years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience in a public, academic, or special library. Preferred, at least one year includes responsibilities in archives and/or preservation management
  • A current and valid Massachusetts Class 3 Motor Vehicle Operator's License

 

Substitutions:

  • A Bachelor's degree with a major in library science or a related discipline from an American Library Association accredited graduate library program may be substituted for a maximum of 2 years of the required experience.
  • A Graduate degree with a major in library science or a related discipline from an American Library Association accredited graduate library program may be substituted for a maximum of 3 years of the required experience.

 

Preferred Requirements:

  • A Master's Degree in Library Science or Library Information Science from an American Library Association-accredited graduate program, with a concentration in Archival Studies or Preservation.

 

Salary Range: $64,107.94 - $87,129.90 

Full position description/details and application instructions are available on the MassCareers site:  https://massanf.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=1800045H&tz=GMT-04%3A00

 

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

The Preservation Specialist position will remain open until filled.

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Multiple Positions, Lahey Health, Burlington, MA

Job #1: Assistant Director, Prospect Management & Research Services

 

Location:

Burlington, MA

 

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Director, Prospect Management & Research Services in the Philanthropy department, the Assistant Director, Prospect Management & Research Services is responsible for preparing high-quality, confidential research materials on current and potential donors, and proactively identifying new prospects in support of the fundraising activities of Lahey Health. The Assistant Director is also responsible for supporting the Director in prospect management activities.

 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities including but not limited to:

 

Research/Data Collection/Analysis
A. Conduct biographical, business, and financial research on individuals, boards, corporations and foundations using a variety of online services, databases and other public information as well as internal sources.
B. Analyze research information to evaluate a prospect's financial capacity, ability to give, willingness to give, charitable interests and connection to the organization
C. Assist with maintaining wealth ratings and updated contact information for all donors in gift officer's portfolios
D. Verify, update and record various types of information in Raiser's Edge database

 

Prepare Confidential Materials
A. Prepare confidential research briefings. in-depth profiles, and event bios for members of the development staff and senior leadership team
B. Proofread/edit materials to ensure information is complete, accurate and presented appropriately

Pipeline Development
A. Perform detailed wealth screenings on patients, donors and other groups of current or potential supporters. Make recommendations for gift officer assignments.
B. Assist in the identification of individual giving, planned giving, major gift, corporate and foundation prospects
C. Monitor news publications for potential prospects as well as news articles on current Trustees and major donors

Prospect Management
A. Support prospect management and portfolio management activities
B. Assist in the preparation of portfolio reviews by updating prospect information, analyzing portfolio information, making recommendations, and preparing materials
C. Develop and maintain working relationships with frontline fundraisers
D. Actively participate in cultivation/solicitation planning and strategies

Other
A. Utilize the Research Request tracking system to track and prioritize requests for research
B. Identify opportunities to utilize advanced research techniques and sources to enhance the quality of research data and materials produced. Work with leadership to investigate, plan and implement new products or procedures and best practices
C. Run queries, exports, and/or reports as needed to extract data/information from Raiser's Edge database
D. Collaborate with colleagues across all Philanthropy units to achieve department goals
E. Attend and participate in team meetings, department meetings, organizational meetings, and/or professional webinars, seminars, or conferences as needed
F. Other duties as assigned

 

 

 

Minimum Qualifications:

 

Education: Bachelor's degree required

Licensure, Certification & Registration: N/A

Experience:
A. Experience in a business environment required, 1-3 years in a fundraising department of a non-profit organization preferred
B. Experience in internet-based prospect research tools and techniques required
C. Familiarity with Raiser's Edge, ResearchPoint, Lexis Nexis, Foundation Center, Donor Search, Foundation Search, iWave, SharePoint and/or Omatic products preferred

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:
A. Demonstrated ability to think critically and analytically
B. Ability to analyze large amounts of data and summarize in a user-friendly format
C. Excellent writing and oral communication skills
D. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively
E. Must have strong attention to detail
F. Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office
G. Ability to work independently on multiple projects and prioritize work in a deadline driven environment
H. Flexibility to adjust to changing priorities and deadlines in a fast-paced environment
I. Ability to exercise independent initiative
J. Commitment to treat all information as highly confidential

 

Job #2: Prospect Research Analyst

 

Location:

Burlington, MA

 

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Director, Prospect Management and Research Services, the Prospect Research Analyst is responsible for collecting and recording data, preparing high-quality, confidential research materials on current and potential donors, and proactively identifying new funding opportunities in support of the fundraising activities of Lahey Health.

 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities including but not limited to:

 

Data Collection and Enhancement 
A. Conduct biographical, business, networking and financial research on individuals, boards, corporations and foundations using a variety of online services, databases and other public information as well as internal sources
B. Evaluate a prospect's financial capacity, ability to give, willingness to give, charitable interests and connection to the organization
C. Assist with maintaining wealth ratings and updated contact information for all donors in gift officer's portfolios
D. Verify, update and code various types of information in Raiser's Edge database

Prepare Confidential Materials
 
A. Translate information into usable confidential research snapshots, briefings, in-depth profiles and event bios
B. Proofread/edit materials to ensure information is complete, accurate and presented appropriately

Pipeline Development
A. Perform both high level and detailed wealth screenings on patients, donors and other groups of current or potential supporters; verify and record results
B. Monitor news publications for potential prospects as well as news articles on current Trustees and major donors

Other 
A. Utilize the Research Request tracking system to track and prioritize requests for research
B. Identify opportunities to utilize advanced research techniques and sources to enhance the quality of research data and materials produced. Work with leadership to investigate, plan and implement new products or procedures as appropriate
C. Run queries, exports, and/or reports as needed to extract data/information
D. Attend and participate in team meetings, department meetings, organizational meetings, and/or professional webinars, seminars, or conferences as needed
E. Other duties as assigned 


Minimum Qualifications

Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent education and experience required

Licensure, Certification & Registration: None required

Experience: 
A. Experience in a business environment required, a fundraising department of a non-profit organization preferred
B. Experience in internet-based research tools and techniques required
C. Familiarity with Raisers Edge, ResearchPoint, Lexis Nexis, Foundation Center, Donor Search, Foundation Search, iWave, SharePoint and/or Omatic products preferred

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities: 
A. Demonstrated ability to think critically and analytically
B. Ability to analyze large amounts of data and summarize in a user-friendly format 
C. Excellent writing and oral communication skills
D. Must have strong attention to detail
E. Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office
F. Ability to work independently on multiple projects and prioritize work in a deadline driven environment
G. Flexibility to adjust to changing priorities and deadlines in a fast-paced environment
H. Commitment to treat all information as highly confidential 

 

To Apply:

Please send cover letter and resume to Lauren Cronin at lauren.a.cronin@lahey.org and submit your resume online at www.lahey.org/careers.

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Head of Metadata Services, Brown University, Providence, RI

Brown University

Head of Metadata Services

 

Brown University Library invites creative and forward-looking applicants for the position of Head of Metadata Services. We are seeking a leader who has worked on metadata assessment, discovery initiatives focused metadata indexing and policy, and is prepared to oversee a department responsible for the creation and management of MARC and non-MARC metadata across the Brown University Libraries.

Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Access Services and Collection Management, the Head of Metadata Services provides leadership, both within the Metadata Services Department and throughout the Library, for the development, implementation, and assessment of metadata infrastructure and policies. The position supervises and coordinates the metadata services department, coordinates database and discovery systems quality management, and leads the outreach and development of internal and external partnerships related to metadata services. It oversees units responsible for all aspects of the library's metadata, including: shared cataloging, special collections cataloging, managing batch MARC record loads, database maintenance, and authority control for all formats and collections. The Head of Metadata Services collaborates with other library departments to ensure priorities are met and the library-wide goals associated with metadata are accomplished. The position directly manages 4 librarians, and oversees a department of 13.

The Head of Metadata Services will actively participate in national and international discussions relating to the access, retrieval, description, and management of information resources, and will collaborate with external partners to extend the work of the department and enable the department to contribute to the development of the library metadata field.

Job qualifications

  • Required education: MLS degree from ALA-accredited program or equivalent
  • Minimum 3 years of successful experience in staff supervision and training in a library environment.
  • Minimum 7 years of experience and demonstrated proficiency with current cataloging rules and standards (RDA, LC-PCC PSs, LC vocabularies, MARC21, etc.) and a variety of metadata schema (MODS, EAD, etc.), interoperability, emerging metadata standards.
  • Thorough understanding of the relationship between bibliographic and authority records in an automated environment, including discovery system functionality generated from MARC and non-MARC metadata.
  • Knowledge of or demonstrated interest in BIBFRAME and LRM development and other library applications of linked open data.
  • Interest in developing metadata practices and technologies.
  • Excellence in the following skills: verbal and written communication, interpersonal, planning, organizational, and analytical.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace. 
  • Reading knowledge of a foreign language
  • Interest in serving the needs of the Brown community of users and in maximizing access to the library resources.
  • Experience in working with bargaining unit staff is preferred.

 

To Apply: please visit Brown University's career opportunities website at:   https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/staff-careers-brown/jobs and reference REQ146317 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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Research Librarian, Congressional Research Service, Washington, DC

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks a Research Librarian for the Research & Library Services Section of the Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade Division. The section broadly supports the work of Congress in issue areas including defense management and budget; defense policy and arms control, foreign policy and global issues, international trade and finance; Middle East and Africa; Asia and Europe and the Americas.

This Research Librarian position will provide research and library services to CRS policy analysts and congressional clients, focusing on the areas of Europe and the Americas generally and in particular Latin America and the Caribbean.

Candidates with a Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree and background working in a library, information center, or research organization are encouraged to apply. Previous experience with public speaking in an instructional capacity is desired.

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 https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/502263200

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Head of Technical Services and eCollections, Merrimack Valley Library Consortium, North Andover, MA

Job Title: Head of Technical Services and eCollections

Company Name: Merrimack Valley Library Consortium

Library Type:  Library Consortium

Job Type: Full-Time

Salary:  $65,695 to $87,480 DOQ (Yearly Salary)

Description:

The Head of Technical Services and eCollections is an innovative individual that develops, documents, and implements workflows that provide effective bibliographic control for MVLC databases.

This position manages the daily technical services operations at the Consortium office, including the supervision of Central Site staff. S/he establishes priorities for a variety of tasks based on organizational needs and staff availability. In addition to monitoring bibliographic quality, s/he serves as a resource for acquisitions, cataloging, and serials control questions. S/he ensures bibliographic records are processed in a timely manner by the MVLC cataloging staff.

The position performs professional, hands-on cataloging duties, when necessary, for both print and non-print collections. An awareness of cataloging standards/technology and best practices related to bibliographic control and eContent collections is vital to the position.

The position also oversees the development of Consortium-wide eContent collections, including centralized materials selection, acquisition, processing, and reporting. A knowledge of the current issues and trends in eContent licensing, purchase models, access methods, and copyright is required.

Finally, the Head of Technical Services and eCollections works collaboratively with the Consortium's management team to develop strategic planning and direction that improves the quality and timeliness of MVLC's services and electronic collections for its member libraries and their patrons. S/he must think creatively to solve problems while coordinating day-to-day technical services operations, training workshops, and other user support initiatives. The Head of Technical Services and eCollections consults with member library staff and Consortium user groups to determine how well their database and collections automation needs are being met.

The Head of Technical Services and eCollections may be required to act in place of the Executive Director in the absence same.

The Head of Technical Services and eCollections reports to the Executive Director.


 

Head of Technical Services and eCollections:

  • May be required to assume the duties of the Executive Director in his/her absence, overseeing daily operations and assigned duties.
  • Supervises the eContent Collections Librarian, Database Manager, and Network Cataloger. 
  • Collaborates with technology services staff in activities related to loading and processing database files. 
  • Designs, delivers, and evaluates Consortium-wide staff training, workflow consultation, and documentation for new and existing technical services and electronic collections technologies. This includes all ILS-based technical services applications (BLUEcloud Cataloging; Symphony Cataloging, Serials, Acquisitions) and electronic resources, particularly eContent documentation for patrons.
  • Develops and documents procedures and practices to maintain the accuracy and integrity of the libraries' bibliographic, item, serials, and order databases.
  • Evaluates the Consortium's eContent requirements and provides recommendations to members for new services, products, policies, procedures, equipment, and staffing as needed. Stays apprised of current trends, issues, and practices in public library information services.
  • In conjunction with the MVLC Helpdesk, provides direct consultation and troubleshooting to library staff relative to their use of technical services applications and eContent collections.
  • Collaborates with the Executive Director, Systems Librarian, Collaborative Services Librarian, and appropriate member library user groups in the evaluation, selection, implementation, and configuration of automation products and services that benefit member libraries.
  • Attends appropriate committee/user group meetings, and serves as liaison for technical services and eContent applications.
  • Ensures that the technical services and electronic collections staff are providing effective communication and quality customer service to member libraries.
  • Effectively cooperates and communicates with coworkers, vendors, and patrons.
  • Compiles, publishes, and distributes reports and statistics related to the shared use of eContent collections and ILS technical services applications and usage.
  • Performs other relevant duties as assigned.

MVLC considers this role to be a senior-level position for a professional librarian.  The successful candidate will collaborate with the Executive Director, colleagues on the MVLC staff, and our members.   If you are willing to infuse this position with relevance through hard work, energy, creativity and dedication to serving our members, this position is for you!


 

Qualifications:

  • ALA accredited MLS
  • Three to five years technical services and eContent collection management experience, including supervisory and administrative responsibilities
  • Experience with automated library systems, preferably SirsiDynix Symphony
  • Knowledge of current national cataloging and metadata standards
  • Experience with the OCLC Connexion client software
  • Experience with third-party vendor online ordering systems (Ingram, Baker & Taylor, Midwest Tapes)
  • Experience with eContent platforms, especially OverDrive
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Proven customer service orientation
  • Attention to detail
  • Positive attitude and flexibility
  • Knowledge of PC environment
  • Public library experience desirable

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

About Merrimack Valley Library Consortium

The MERRIMACK VALLEY LIBRARY CONSORTIUM (MVLC) is a member-driven, patron focused library network serving 36 public libraries in the greater Merrimack Valley region of Massachusetts. The Central Site is located at 4 High Street - Suite 175, North Andover, MA. MVLC is a member-governed customer support organization that helps librarians in the Merrimack Valley serve their communities. Our libraries serve an aggregate population of 766,883 citizens of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

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Interns, MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA

MASS MoCA Fall 2018 Internships
Internship Application Deadline: Sunday, July 15, at 6pm
Internship Dates: Friday, September 7 - Sunday, December 15

Compensation: Housing & $150/week stipend

All applicants must be US citizens, over the age of 18.
Most interns MUST have a valid US driver's license unless specified.

 

Stage Tech / Performing Arts Production

Interns work with the Production Coordinator, Master Carpenter, Master Electrician, House Sound Engineer, and house crew on all aspects of technical theatre, music, and films.  This includes hands-on in all of the following areas - carpentry, lighting, sound, audio/visual, and running crew. You are not required to have a driver's license.

Visual Arts - Curatorial

Intern assists in the day-to-day operations of a busy curatorial department and helps with the preparations for upcoming programs, as well as the maintenance of current exhibitions. Responsibilities consist of research, writing, administrative duties, assistance in the procuring of exhibition materials, installation of artworks as necessary, and any number of unexpected errands or jobs required to help maintain an ambitious exhibition program of contemporary art. Intern also works with the Education Department, receiving training to lead tours of exhibitions, interact with museum visitors, and develop focused "spotlight" talks on topics of special interest. This is a crucial part of the internship experience. The successful candidate should be self-sufficient and have an eye for detail, strong writing and research skills, and a positive attitude about performing many kinds of tasks on a demanding schedule. Must have driver's license and be willing to do a fair amount of driving.

Visual Arts - Registrarial

Intern assists in the day-to-day operations of a busy curatorial department and helps with the preparations for upcoming programs as well as the maintenance of current exhibitions. This position is primarily focused on registrarial duties, including the maintenance of checklists and databases, preparation of loan requests, and assisting with condition reports. Responsibilities may also include research, correspondence with lenders and artists, assistance in the procuring of exhibition materials, installation of A/V equipment and lighting, and assisting in the preparation, fabrication, and installation of artworks as needed. Intern also works with the Education Department, receiving training to lead tours of exhibitions, interact with museum visitors, and develop focused "spotlight" talks on topics of special interest. This is a crucial part of the internship experience. The successful candidate should be detail-oriented, have good written and verbal communication skills, and have a positive attitude about performing many kinds of tasks on a demanding schedule. Must have driver's license and be willing to do a fair amount of driving.

Performing Arts Administration

Intern works directly with the Managing Director of Performing Arts in the coordination of current and future season planning, general office work, and maintaining and updating all performing arts files, databases, and calendars. The intern will alternate between the Project Coordinator and Artist Services Director with drafting event programs, researching upcoming artists, assisting with front of house operations as well as with artist services to arrange transportation and housing logistics of visiting artists, staff, and fellow interns.  You are required to have a valid US driver's license.

Graphic Design

Intern assists in day-to-day tasks of the museum's in-house design studio, working directly with the senior and junior graphic designers. Projects include production and installation of vinyl exhibition graphics and wayfinding signage; design and production of seasonal marketing collateral (posters, ads, social media graphics); vendor contact; upkeep of website components; and general studio tasks. The intern should demonstrate enthusiasm, stamina, good attention to detail, and willingness to work with a team. Excellent knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop) required. Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, résumé, and portfolio link in order to be considered for this internship. A driver's license might be helpful, but is not required.

Digital Services

The intern documents all of MASS MoCA's visual and performing arts programs, as well as education activities, art fabrication, studio residencies, development events, and the overall vibrancy of our bustling 16-acre, 28-building campus. The intern organizes and maintains current and archive material within an online digital assets management system. In addition to comfort shooting and editing (Photoshop) still images, the intern should have significant experience in recording moving images and editing video (Final Cut Pro-X). The intern will update the museum's robust website as well as contribute to our social media platforms. A driver's license might be helpful, but is not required.

Development

Interns in the development department will work to help ensure the success of MASS MoCA's fundraising activities, which supports $3.3m in annual income. Work will vary between specifics projects, for which the intern will have the opportunity to see the project from start to finish, and individual tasks on larger projects directed by department staff. The intern will gain experience in prospect research, grant-writing, direct mail solicitations, special events, membership programs, and database management.  In an average week, you will spend approximately 40% of your time working on prospect research and proposal preparation, 40% on membership and individual giving, with the remaining 20% alternating as the workload requires. You are not required to have a driver's license.

Communications

The intern works on all aspects of marketing and public relations to support MASS MoCA's visual and performing arts programs. There is a strong emphasis on groundwork: street-level marketing throughout western Massachusetts, northwest Connecticut, eastern-central New York, and southern Vermont. The marketing intern logs lots of miles spreading news about MASS MoCA events across our beautiful region. Days in the office include written contributions to social media, eblasts, websites, press releases, and other promotional material. The interns are responsible for preparing press kits and for keeping MASS MoCA's event listings current on regional event calendars. The interns help with bulk mailings, occasionally staff an off-site information booth interacting with tourists, and sometimes join an ambassador team to attend concerts, comedy shows, and music festivals around the northeast to promote our extensive program of live events. Interns are expected to attend internal and interdepartmental marketing meetings, museum tours, and work a weekly shift at the museum's busy Info Desk. If that sounds like a lot -- it's because it is -- and we promise tons of fun along the way. A driver's license and sense of humor are required.

Education

A fall education intern will focus on PreK-12 student and teacher engagement. This experiential internship is a great opportunity for a recently graduated college student who wants to gain experience working with school audiences in a contemporary art museum setting. The intern will be trained in the museum's 3-pronged educational pedagogy ArtInSight, which incorporates conversational-style tours, mindfulness-based insight exercises, and hands-on art-making workshops, and then will implement these strategies as a lead tour guide. The intern will further support education programming by: assisting with teaching artist residency programs; supporting evaluation efforts; maintaining and monitoring art supplies; and conducting research for spring programming.

Successful candidates should be self-sufficient, have an eye for detail, strong oral, writing, and research skills, an enthusiasm for public speaking, and strong customer service skills. They should be able to learn quickly and be confident in their abilities to take on "trial by fire" challenges. Preference is given to candidates with museum / art education experience. Weekend hours required.

To apply to the MASS MoCA Internship Program: Send application form, cover letter, résumé, and two letters of references via email: internapplications@massmoca.org or fax to MASS MoCA c/o Meghan Labbee, Artist Services + Internship Program Director at 413.664.4519.

Please visit https://massmoca.org/event/internships/ to download the application form. All applications are due no later than Sunday, July 15, at 6pm EST.

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Reference & Instruction Intern, 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 receive either academic credit or a stipend for their work. Review of applications begins August 1st. Position open until filled.

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 September and ends by mid-December. 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 or have recently graduated. 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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Fellow or Postdoctoral Fellow, Franco-American Studies, University of Southern Maine, Lewiston, ME

Library Administration - PLY

Nonrep Faculty
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Monday - Friday 8am - 4:30 pm, nights and weekends as necessary

The University of Southern Maine seeks applicants for a one or two year, fixed-length, full-time position as Fellow or Postdoctoral Fellow in Franco American Studies. 

The Fellow will coordinate the Franco-American collection at the University of Southern Maine. This includes management and general oversight of the collection with the University Libraries: all books, archival materials, artifacts and other resources that make up the Collection in collaboration with faculty, Director of Libraries, the staff of the Special Collections, and the Advisory Board. The Fellow will facilitate access to materials and produce original scholarship. Additionally, the Fellow will teach undergraduate students.

The University community is committed to building a culturally diverse team of leaders, faculty and staff. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates.

Want to know more about employment, benefits and local resources?  Our Employment webpage has additional information to help you become more familiar with developing a new career at USM as well as exploring everything the Greater Southern Maine area has to offer.

USM's three environmentally friendly campuses are unique, yet all share the extensive resources of the university -- and all are energized through strong community partnerships.  Offering easy access to Boston, plus the ocean, mountains and forests of coastal, inland and northern Maine, USM is at the heart of Maine's most exciting metropolitan region.

Complete Job Description

Required:

  • Doctoral degree in related field or ABD
  • Experience with library or archival procedures, or related.
  • Familiarity with Franco-American culture and history.
  • Native or near native fluency in French
  • Ability to teach intermediate French.

 

Preferred:

  • Degree in liberal arts or library science preferred.
  • Demonstrated interest in immigration since 1900, french-speaking communities, or interdisciplinary approaches to research preferred.
  • Ability to teach advanced French

Materials must be submitted via "Apply for position." You will create an applicant profile and complete an application. You will need to upload a cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae and a list of the names and contact information for three references.

All required materials must be submitted by July 8, 2018. 

Appropriate background screening will be conducted for the successful candidate.

USM is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Cover Letter, CV/Resume, References

To apply, click here.

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Call for Papers: IEEE Big Data 2018 Conference

IEEE Big Data 2018 Conference to include Computational Archival Science Workshop--call for papers issued

The organizers of the Computational Archival Science (CAS) Workshop at IEEE Big Data 2018 have issued a formal call for papers. This is the 3rd workshop at IEEE Big Data addressing CAS, following on from workshops in 2016 and 2017. All papers accepted for workshop will be included in the Workshop Proceedings published by the IEEE Computer Society Press, made available at the conference, which takes place Dec. 10 - 13, 2018 in Seattle, USA.

Program chairs of the Computational Archival Science (CAS) Workshop include: Prof. Victoria Lemieux of the University of British Columbia iSchool; Prof. Richard Marciano of the Digital Curation Innovation Center (DCIC) at the University of Maryland iSchool; and Dr. Mark Hedges of King's College London.

 

"This workshop will explore the conjunction (and its consequences) of emerging methods and technologies around big data with archival practice and new forms of analysis and historical, social, scientific, and cultural research engagement with archives," says the workshop CFP. "We aim to identify and evaluate current trends, requirements, and potential in these areas, to examine the new questions that they can provoke, and to help determine possible research agendas for the evolution of computational archival science in the coming years. At the same time, we will address the questions and concerns scholarship is raising about the interpretation of 'big data' and the uses to which it is put, in particular appraising the challenges of producing quality - meaning, knowledge and value - from quantity, tracing data and analytic provenance across complex 'big data' platforms and knowledge production ecosystems, and addressing data privacy issues."

Important dates:

  • Oct 8, 2018: Due date for full workshop papers submission

  • Oct 29, 2018: Notification of paper acceptance to authors

  • Nov 15, 2018: Camera-ready of accepted papers

  • Dec 10 - 13, 2018: Workshop [exact date TBD]

 

Click here to learn more, including recommended research topics and submission instructions.

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Multiple Openings, Blaisdell Memorial Library, Nottingham, NH

Title #1: Children's Librarian (Part-time) - Blaisdell Memorial Library, Nottingham, NH 

Supervisor: Library Director

Summary: The Blaisdell Memorial Library in Nottingham, NH seeks a creative, energetic professional with a passion for providing excellent library service to children and families. The Children's Librarian will instill a love of reading, libraries, and learning by providing a welcoming atmosphere, delivering quality programs, and maintaining an outstanding collection through traditional and innovative methods. The successful candidate will have a positive outlook, strong customer service skills, flexibility, a good sense of humor, and be a team player. As a small library our staff wear many hats and work closely together to best serve our patrons.

 

The Blaisdell Memorial Library is in interior Rockingham County, 15 miles from the University of New Hampshire, with easy access to major highways, exceptional natural resources, and a wide range of recreational opportunities. The library serves a supportive community of approximately 5,000, has 2,800 library patrons, an annual circulation of 40,000 from its collection of over 18,800 items, and hosts a variety of programs for children, teens, and adults.

 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities: 

  • Plan, develop, schedule, and implement a variety of creative, enriching, and educational library programs for school aged children throughout the school year and during the summer. Programs occur weekly and monthly during after-school and/or evening and weekend time slots.
  • Manage the advertising of children's programs including the development of promotional materials and flyers, as well as social media (Facebook & Instagram) and the library website.
  • Keep statistical records for children's programs and attendance.
  • Perform regular collection development duties for the children's room, including reading professional publications and book reviews, selecting relevant titles, and weeding.
  • Is responsible for keeping the children's area neat and orderly including the regular development of relevant and engaging book displays and bulletin boards.
  • Collaborate with other children's department staff on scheduling, programs, procedures and other departmental needs. As well as coordinating with the Assistant Director monthly department meetings.
  • Seek out grant opportunities to supplement and diversify the children's collection and programs.
  • Attend conferences and participate in professional development opportunities as initiated by self or suggested by the director.
  • Duties also include shelving and shelf reading, readers' advisory, assisting with implementing the children's summer reading program, creating library displays, circulation and other duties as assigned.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of childhood development and experience working with children of all ages.
  • Knowledge of children's literature. Ability to cultivate good public relations, to work with parents and young patrons, to create and implement age-appropriate programs using a variety of media, and to nurture interest in reading, arts, culture and music.
  • Ability to interact and communicate courteously and effectively with the public and with other staff in a courteous and tactful manner, both verbally and in writing.
  • Exceptional interpersonal communication, problem solving, customer relations and teamwork skills.
  • High energy and an enthusiasm for public library services.
  • Ability to handle a great many details, some simultaneously, with accuracy.
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and the ability to work independently.
  • Ability to use Internet searching methods, apps, devices, and information resources.
  • Must be able to type and have good computer skills, including proficiency of email, Word, Google Drive, Publisher, Excel, and social media.
  • Due to the nature of the job's tasks candidate must be able to push or pull carts, do a moderate amount of bending, squatting, lifting (up to 40 lbs.) stretching and standing for an extended period.

 

Minimum Qualifications: 1 to 3 years of library experience; experience working with young children, preferably in programming; knowledge of library practices and services, children's literature and developmental levels and needs; combination of appropriate education and experience may be acceptable

 

Salary: $17 - $19 per hour, depending upon experience

 

Schedule: 21 hours/week + 3.5 hours/month

Tuesday                       10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Wednesday                 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Thursday                     10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Saturday (1/month)     9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

 

Application Details: The position is open until filled and interviews will begin the week of July 10th. Please email cover letter and resume to Cara Marsh, director, at blaisdellml@comcast.net.

 

Title #2: Head of Circulation (Part-time) - Blaisdell Memorial Library, Nottingham NH

Supervisor: Library Director 

Summary: The Blaisdell Memorial Library in Nottingham, NH seeks an energetic and customer service-oriented professional to become our Head of Circulation Librarian. This position reports directly to the Library Director and is responsible for the daily proper function of the circulation desk, collection maintenance, and patron services. The successful candidate will have a positive attitude and outlook, strong customer service skills, flexibility, a passion for libraries, and be a team player. As a small library our staff wear many hats and work closely together to best serve our patrons. 

 

The Blaisdell Memorial Library is in interior Rockingham County, 15 miles from the University of New Hampshire, with easy access to major highways, exceptional natural resources, and a wide range of recreational opportunities. The library serves a supportive community of approximately 5,000, has 2,800 library patrons, an annual circulation of 40,000 from its collection of over 18,800 items, hosts variety of programs for children, teens, and adults.

 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the daily operation of the Library's Online Integrated Library System (Apollo-Biblionix) and the circulation desk.
  • Maintains expertise in the use of the Library's ILS and catalog.
  • Advises the Library Director when repairs and maintenance are needed.
  • Responsible for applicable clerical procedures and for the training of circulation staff.
  • Provides patrons with general information on library services; assists and instructs patrons in using library services, equipment, and facilities.
  • Oversees and manages all holds and interlibrary loans processes, procedures, and requests.
  • Responsible for fulfilling library and patron book group interlibrary loans, including Reads-To-Go: NH KitKeepers.
  • Uses interlibrary loan or other appropriate referrals to aid and direct patrons.
  • Understands and performs all jobs related to library technical services; including but not limited to: cataloging and classifying library materials; maintaining an accurate, up-to-date database of library holdings; and physically processing items being added to and withdrawn from the collection.
  • Maintains consistency in the cataloging, classification, and physical processing of library materials.
  • Repairs or returns damaged materials, as appropriate.
  • Assists with collection development of print and media, including reading book review publications and maintaining 'automatically yours' authors for the collection. Advises the director on patron requests and additional titles the library should purchase.
  • Attend professional development and conferences, either self-initiated or director suggested.
  • Assumes authority in the absence of the Library Director in accordance with established Library policies.
  • Additional duties include shelving, shelf reading, readers' advisory, creating displays, and other duties as assigned.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Be able to work in accordance with the Library Director and maintain a clear line of communication.
  • Understands the latest professional cataloging and classification rules, plus library processing conventions.
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, and organize work for efficient use of time.
  • Possesses strong computer skills including proficiency with email, Google Drive, Publisher, Word, Overdrive, and is willing to participate in applicable training when necessary.
  • Ability to interact courteously and effectively with the public and staff.
  • Ability to understand and interpret library policies, procedures and rules.
  • Ability to represent the library at professional and community meetings.
  • Due to the nature of the job's tasks, candidate must be able to push and pull carts, do a moderate amount of bending, squatting, lifting (up to 40 pounds), stretching, and standing for an extended period of time.

 

 

Minimum Qualifications: Minimum of three (3) years library experience, including automation, technical services, cataloging, and collection development experience.

 

Salary: $16 - $19 per hour, depending upon experience.

 

Schedule: 24 hours/week + 3.5 hours/month

Tuesday           9:30 AM - 2:00 PM

                                    Wednesday      9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

                                    Thursday         9:30 AM - 2:00 PM

                                    Friday              9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

                                    Saturday          9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

                                    (1/month)

 

Application Details: The position is open until filled and interviews will begin the week of July 10th. Please email cover letter and resume to Cara Marsh, director, at blaisdellml@comcast.net.

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Graduate Assistant, Simmons College, Boston, MA

The Office of Residence Life has a NEW open position for the 2018-2019 academic year specifically for Simmons College graduate students and Dix Scholars. This is the second opening for the 2018-2019 academic year. If you have already applied for the position you do not need to reapply, your application will be reviewed again in this process.

 

This live-in Graduate Assistant (GA) position will be the primary support for our full-time Residence Life Coordinator staff. GAs will help to oversee multiple buildings on the Simmons Residence Campus, housing about 350 students and between 8-10 RAs.

 

Graduate Assistants serve in the professional staff on-call rotation and serve on committees for the Office of Residence Life. GAs will work approximately 20 hours a week (not including duty), including 12 hours designated office hours per week. Compensation includes $15 a hour for office hours (up to $7,200 per year) plus a furnished apartment and an on campus meal plan during the academic year valued at $16,400.

 

Simmons College graduates should wait at least 2 years after undergraduate graduation before applying for a GA position.

Minimum Qualifications: Ability to interact effectively with students from diverse backgrounds.  A commitment to a multicultural education and an understanding of the value of a women-centered college experience. Enrollment in a graduate program at Simmons College or enrollment as an undergraduate Dix Scholar. Course load and other outside commitments must be appropriate to the time demands of the position. GAs must also meet their academic obligations successfully, maintaining good standing in their graduate program. Students must be in good standing with the college. Graduate Assistants may not have more than 20 hours per week combined internship/ practicum and/or part-time employment on or off campus (outside of the Simmons GA position).

Preferred Qualifications: Prior Residence Life and/or Student Life experience.

 

For more information about the position, and to apply, please visit our online job description and application. The priority application deadline is Sunday, July 8, 2018. Selected applicants will proceed to a phone screening and then an on campus interview. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. 

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Call for Papers: SRJ

The School of Information Student Research Journal (SRJ) is a double-blind peer reviewed publication of the School of Information at San José State University. SRJ promotes graduate scholarship and intellectual inquiry in the fields of library and information science, archives, and records management. 

The iSchool's SRJ offers open-access, peer-reviewed scholarship on librarianship, archives, and information science and has surpassed 100,000 downloads since beginning publication in 2010, and has been accessed from more than 180 countries.  Read more about this journal here.

CALL FOR PAPERS - Submission deadline: December 1, 2018
The SRJ welcomes articles, reviews, and evidence summaries on a variety of topics related to library and information science.

Submission to the Journal
School of Information Student Research Journal accepts manuscripts and reviews from any current graduate student provided they are enrolled at the time of submission (authors will be asked during submission to declare their institutional affiliation). Manuscripts are accepted on a rolling basis and may be published according to the editorial schedule or at the discretion of the Editor-in-Chief.

For details on the types of manuscripts SRJ will consider, please review the Journal's Aims & Scope on our website.  Authors may submit a manuscript electronically into our review system providing the following details for each submission:

  • Keywords : 5-8 keywords that best describe your submission.
  • Abstract : 150-250 words, content and style as per APA. (No abstract is required for book reviews).
  • Cover Letter (Optional): A separate cover letter to the Editor-in-Chief briefly stating the purpose of your submission and its expected contribution.

Manuscripts should conform to the Journal's style guide regarding formatting and citation.

Editorial Decisions & Review Process
Author manuscripts are received by the Editor-in-Chief who conducts a preliminary review of the work for adherence to general submission guidelines and relevance. As warranted, the submission may be discussed anonymously with a member of the Editorial Advisory Board with appropriate expertise for evaluating the manuscript. Once approved, the manuscript is sent to the Managing Editor who coordinates the peer review process. The Editor-in-Chief will advise authors of all manuscripts decisions.

Manuscripts accepted for review will be submitted to at least two peer reviewers in a double-blind review system (this means that the reviewers and authors do not know one another's identity). The SRJ editorial team function as reviewers for the Journal. Editors review the manuscript and return an evaluation with a recommendation of either:

  • Accept
  • Minor revisions
  • Major revisions
  • Reject

For decisions of either minor or major revisions, authors are encouraged to revise their work according to the recommendations of the reviewers in order to stay competitive for publication. A decision of "accept" is typically reserved for manuscripts which have already undergone one or more rounds of review and revision.

Submit articles at: scholarworks.sjsu.edu/cgi/submit.cgi

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Multiple University Openings, Library Science, Multiple Locations

 SENIOR ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS:
   NEW! - Lead Academic - Deputy Vice Chancellor
   Higher Colleges of Technology
   Academic Affairs Department
   Abu Dhabi,    United Arab Emirates
   Date Posted: Jun. 13, 2018

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=107930&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-0e
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   NEW! - Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
   American International College
   Academic Affairs
   Springfield, MA,    United States
   Date Posted: Jun. 4, 2018

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=107353&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-0e
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   Dean of the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences
   University of Texas at Dallas
   School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences
   Dallas, TX,    United States
   Date Posted: Apr. 9, 2018

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=105598&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-2e
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   Deputy Vice Chancellor - Academic Affairs
   Higher Colleges of Technology
   Academic Affairs Department
   Abu Dhabi,    United Arab Emirates
   Date Posted: Feb. 22, 2018

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=103915&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-0e
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                     ACADEMIC POSITIONS
   Adjunct Instructor
   University of North Texas
   Department of College
   Denton, TX,   United States
   Date Posted: Jun. 23, 2017

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=94073&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-7e
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   Adjunct Instructor
   University of North Texas
   Department of Information Science
   Denton, TX,    United States
   Date Posted: Mar. 21, 2017

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=90996&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-8e
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   NEW! - Adjunct Instructor
   University of North Texas
   Department of Emergency Management and Disaster Science
   Denton, TX,    United States
   Date Posted: Jun. 21, 2018

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=108248&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-6e
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   NEW! - Assoc. or Full Prof. - Demography/Population Studies
   University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
   Minnesota Population Center
   Minneapolis, MN,    United States
   Date Posted: Jun. 20, 2018

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=108228&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-6e
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   NEW! - Lecturer in Communication
   University of Kentucky
   8M200:Communication
   Lexington, KY,    United States
   Date Posted: Jun. 14, 2018

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=107962&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-6e
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   NEW! - Nursing Liaison Librarian
   University of Kentucky
   88200:MEDICAL CENTER LIBRARY
   Lexington, KY,    United States
   Date Posted: Jun. 13, 2018

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=107916&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-8e
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   NEW! - Lecturer, Communication
   Bryant University
   COMM-Communication Dept
   Smithfield, RI,    United States
   Date Posted: Jun. 4, 2018

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=107354&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-6e
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   NEW! - Professor: Communication
   Namibia University of Science and Technology
   Communiactions
   WINDHOEK,    Namibia
   Date Posted: May. 24, 2018

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=107094&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-6e
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   NEW! - Associate Professor: Communication
   Namibia University of Science and Technology
   Communications
   WINDHOEK,    Namibia
   Date Posted: May. 24, 2018

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=107092&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-6e
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   NEW! - Senior Lecturer: Journalism and Media Technology
   Namibia University of Science and Technology
   Communication
   WINDHOEK,    Namibia
   Date Posted: May. 24, 2018

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=107091&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-6e
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   NEW! - Librarian
   Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University
   Professional Development and Learning Resource
   Al Khobar, Eastern,    Saudi Arabia
   Date Posted: May. 23, 2018

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=107019&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-8e
____________________________________________________________________

   Research & Instruction Librarian
   Rhode Island School of Design
   Library
   Providence, RI,    United States
   Date Posted: May. 17, 2018

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=106822&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-8e
____________________________________________________________________

   Access Services Lead
   KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology)
   University Library
   Thuwal,    Saudi Arabia
   Date Posted: May. 15, 2018

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=106742&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-8e
____________________________________________________________________

   University Archivist and Records Manager
   KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology)
   University Library
   Thuwal,    Saudi Arabia
   Date Posted: May. 15, 2018

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=106741&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-2e
____________________________________________________________________

   Adjunct Instructor - Career Development
   University of North Texas
   Department of College
   Denton, TX,    United States
   Date Posted: Apr. 20, 2018

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=105976&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-7e
____________________________________________________________________

   Adjunct Instructor - CAS Internship
   University of North Texas
   Department of College
   Denton, TX,    United States
   Date Posted: Apr. 20, 2018

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=105975&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-7e
____________________________________________________________________

   Adjunct Instructor
   University of North Texas
   International Studies
   Denton, TX,    United States
   Date Posted: Apr. 9, 2018

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=105542&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-7e
____________________________________________________________________

   Wenzhou-Kean Univ. Anticipated Faculty Positions 2018-201...
   Wenzhou-Kean University
   School of General Studies
   Wenzhou,    China
   Date Posted: Mar. 23, 2018

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=104988&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-6e
____________________________________________________________________

   Wenzhou-Kean Univ. Anticipated Faculty Positions 2018-201...
   Wenzhou-Kean University
   School of Communication, Media and Journalism
   Wenzhou,    China
   Date Posted: Mar. 23, 2018

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=104984&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-6e
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   Faculty Positions in Political Sci. for Fall 2018 - Socia...
   Habib University
   School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
   Karachi, Sindh,    Pakistan
   Date Posted: Mar. 1, 2018

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=104163&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-6e
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   Faculty Positions in Sociology for Fall 2018 - Social Dev...
   Habib University
   School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
   Karachi, Sindh,    Pakistan
   Date Posted: Mar. 1, 2018

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=104162&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-6e
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   Visiting Assistant Professor, Non-Tenure Track
   New York University
   Steinhardt School of Education and Human Development
   New York, NY,    United States
   Date Posted: Feb. 21, 2018

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=103885&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-6e
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   Faculty, General Studies
   Higher Colleges of Technology
   General Academic Requirements Division (GARD)
   Abu Dhabi, Ruwais, Ras Al Khaimah,    United Arab Emirates
   Date Posted: Feb. 21, 2018

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=103867&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-6e
____________________________________________________________________

   Faculty, General Studies (English)
   Higher Colleges of Technology
   General Academic Requirements Division (GARD)
   Abu Dhabi, Ruwais, Ras Al Khaimah,    United Arab Emirates
   Date Posted: Feb. 21, 2018

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=103865&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-6e
____________________________________________________________________

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Intern, Library and Archives, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is currently accepting applications for a Fall 2018 internship in the Library and Archives Department.

 

The library consists of published resources focused on modern and contemporary art, architecture, and photography, with an emphasis on the museum's international collections and exhibitions, and serves the research needs of museum staff. The archives contains primary-source documentation that reflects the museum's history, exhibitions, and collections, and is open to museum staff and qualified researchers. Library and Archives staff are responsible for the maintenance and management of the archives and library holdings.

 

Ideal candidates will be in pursuit of, or a recent graduate of, a Master's degree in Library and Information Sciences. Familiarity in Art History, Museum Studies, or related fields considered a plus. Individuals who have taken coursework in cataloging, rare books, library services, archival management, and/or digital preservation are strongly encouraged to apply. Familiarity with MARC, AACR2, RDA, EAD, XML and/or ArchivesSpace considered a plus.

 

The Fall 2018 Internship Program will begin on Thursday, September 20 and end on Friday, December 14. Fall internships require a minimum commitment of 16 hours (2 days) per week.

 

We are pleased to offer $1,000 stipends to graduate-degree level candidates who are accepted into our Fall 2018 program.

 

Please send a cover letter, resume, two references, and a writing sample via postal mail to: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Internship Program, 1071 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10128-0173. 

Note to candidates: please disregard the deadlines currently listed on our website. Our extended application deadline for Fall 2018 internships is July 2, 2018 (postmark).

 For more information, please click here.

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Kress Interpretive Fellow, Fairfield University Art Museum, Fairfield, CT

The Fairfield University Art Museum (FUAM) seeks a Kress Interpretive Fellow to work on curatorial and education-focused special projects and initiatives including, but not limited to, special exhibitions, collections-based interpretive print and digital publications and electronic resources, collections research and cataloguing, gallery didactics, docent training, and audience engagement.

The Fellow will be supervised by the Museum Director/Chief Curator and Curator of Education and Academic Engagement, and will also work closely with the Assistant Director/Collections Manager and Museum Assistant. The Fellow will also collaborate with student interns, docents, volunteers, and Fairfield University faculty to complete several project assignments. The Interpretive Fellow will be an integral member of the small but highly productive professional staff of this young, award-winning academic art museum.

The term of the fellowship (full-time, occasional evening/weekend hours) is late September 2018 through May 2019.

The fellowship stipend is $30,000, of which $25,000 is designated for the Fellowship stipend, with the remaining $5,000 available to defray the cost of housing, health care, and/or professional travel.

Requirements: M.A. in art history, art education, or museum studies required (Ph.D. preferred); outstanding verbal and written communication skills; the ability to work well both independently and as part of a team. All offers of employment are contingent upon a satisfactory background check.

Application Deadline July 20.

Submit cover letter, CV, and 2 brief writing samples (500 words or less) at https://fairfield.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=99026.

Fairfield University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: $25,000-$30,000

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President & Chief Information Officer, Heritage Museums and Gardens, Sandwich, MA

Heritage Museums and Gardens seeks a creative leader and thinker whose vision, acumen, and character will inspire and excite all those associated with the organization. Heritage is preparing for a major capital campaign; this effort will be a focus of the President's work. Partnering with the Board of Trustees and the staff, the President will provide strategic direction, executive leadership, and administrative guidance to a complex organization. The President will possess the professional knowledge to oversee museums and gardens; a superb leadership skill set, including operational sophistication and a record of success in raising earned and contributed income; an inclusive approach; and a natural inclination toward collaboration and community engagement. Isaacson, Miller, the national executive search firm, has been retained to support the search committee in this effort.

The full position description and application portal can be found at: www.imsearch.com/6625

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

 

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Program Director, RAW Art Works, Lynn, MA

Raw Art Works (RAW) was founded in 1988 and in 1994 opened a space in Lynn, Massachusetts, with a group of passionate art therapists and resident artists who shared the belief that good things happen when kids feel they are a vital part of a creative community that truly cares.

The Program Director will oversee the delivery and performance of current programs, including fee-for-service contracts and relationships, in accordance with organizational goals and priorities.

Reporting to the Executive Director and serving as a member of leadership team, the Program Director will explore new initiatives for potential program growth, champion and actively participate in the strategic planning process, nurture the high quality of work that the program team produces, recommend improvements as necessary, and regularly celebrate successes.

Please submit a cover letter and resume with a summary of demonstrable accomplishments to RAW@ArtsConsulting.com.

For more information, visit http://artsconsulting.com/employment/raw-art-works-program-director/.

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University Archivist, Special Collections & Archives, Wesleyan, Middletown, CT

Wesleyan's Special Collections & Archives (SC&A) is the home of the University's archives, local history, manuscript, and rare book collections, including more than 500 collections of archival materials and over 40,000 rare books. In addition to being the official repository for historical University materials, SC&A holds the papers of Lincoln Memorial architect Henry Bacon, avant garde musician John Cage, and biographer and popular historian William Manchester, among others. SC&A has a very active program of outreach and instruction, with 120 class visits in academic year 2017.

Reporting to the Director of Special Collections & Archives (SC&A), this position is responsible for all aspects of the Wesleyan archives, manuscripts, and local history collections in all formats, including born-digital materials. As a senior staff member this position participates in management of SC&A. As a member of the professional library staff, serves as faculty liaison to one or more academic departments and selector in one or more disciplines.

Responsibilities include:

TEACHING
Present archival, manuscript, and local history materials to classes. Work with faculty to design assignments and promote use of these materials.

As backup for the Director, present rare books to classes.

REFERENCE 

  • Respond to complex reference inquiries.
  • Research confidential and complex aspects of Wesleyan history and policy for the University administration.

On a regular schedule, serve at the SC&A reference and reception desk.

COLLECTION MANAGEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT 

  • Develop policies and set priorities for archival technical services and acquisitions, transfer of University records to the Archives, and all aspects of born-digital records.
  • Participate in oversight of Wesleyan's institutional repository (IR).
  • Develop policies for archival materials, including theses, in IR.
  • Supervise the work of the Licensing Management Specialist related to IR and archival collections.
  • Manage projects related to archival, manuscript, and local history collections.
  • Lead departmental grant writing to fund such projects.
  • Build archival, manuscript, and local history collections through acquisition, transfer, donation, and other means.
  • Work with the Director of the Wasch Center and freelance interviewers and editors on the faculty emeriti oral history program.
  • Interview subjects that require particular discretion.
  • With the Director of SC&A, work with University Relations and with donors of major gifts to the Archives.

DIGITAL INITIATIVES

  • Lead departmental digital initiatives and projects in accordance with library goals.
  • Collaborate with Digital Projects Librarian on major projects.

OUTREACH 

  • Promote stewardship of archival materials to the Wesleyan community.
  • Promote the University Archives through exhibitions, presentations, writing, and other means.

PROCESSING

  • Manage all aspects of processing archival and manuscript collections.
  • Maximize discovery and preservation of archival and manuscript collections in all formats.
  • Delegate appropriate archival work to the SC&A Assistant and student workers.
  • Train, supervise, and mentor undergraduate students with advanced skills, graduate interns working on tasks that require archival facility, and temporary project archivists.

OTHER DUTIES

  • Serve as faculty liaison to one or more departments.
  • Monitor recent scholarship trends and select materials in these and related disciplines.
  • Conduct library instruction for groups and provide one-on-one research consultations.
  • Actively participate in the University's records management efforts.
  • Serve the University through participation in committees and other activities, particularly those involving University history.
  • Participate in library and archives professional organizations, locally, regionally, and nationally, through service on committees, presentations and publications, and in leadership positions.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited MLS or MA in history with a focus on public history or archives and at least 5 years' of relevant archival experience or an equivalent amount of education, training and experience.
  • Experience in academic archives.
  • Experience teaching, reference services. and using collection management and/or digital asset management systems.
  • Experience with digitization and electronic records.
  • Experience processing archival collections and with archival and metadata standards.
  • Knowledge of appropriate preservation practices for archival materials.
  • Ability to work both collegially and independently.
  • Effective communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to interact courteously with a wide variety of people, exercising diplomacy, discretion, confidentiality, and good judgment.
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to changing priorities.
  • Ability to move boxes weighing up to 40 pounds with or without accommodation.
  • Demonstrated commitment to work within a diverse environment and interact openly with individuals of different backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in related field.
  • Experience with rare books; course work may be substituted.
  • Experience with grant writing and records management.

For more information, click here: 

http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/6374

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Library Assistant, Reuben Hoar Library, Littleton, MA

Library Assistant, Reuben Hoar Library

The Town of Littleton seeks qualified applicants for a part-time (an average of 6 hours per week) non-benefit eligible position as a Library Assistant at the Reuben Hoar Library.  Working under direct supervision of a Senior Librarian, responsibilities include providing direct service to patrons at the circulation desk including data entry, patron assistance, and circulation delivery via integrated library system. Additionally, the Library Assistant is responsible for shelving library materials and provides initial directional and informational assistance to patrons.

Qualifications

The successful applicant will have a high school diploma or equivalent and be computer proficient. Excellent customer service and communication skills a must. Ability to file alphabetically and numerically. Physical ability to regularly lift library materials weighing up to 50 pounds and push fully loaded carts of library materials. Working knowledge of public library operations and functions and reading helpful.  

Full/Part Time

Part Time

Education

NA

Salary

$18.31/hour

Closing Date

July 5, 2018

How to Apply

To apply, please submit resume or application and cover letter by July 5, 2018 to hr@littletonma.org or mail to Ann Essman, Human Resources Administrator, Town of Littleton, 37 Shattuck Street, Littleton MA 01460. The Town of Littleton is an EOE. 

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ASIS&T 2018 SIG SI, IEP, SM Workshop, Vancouver, Canada

ASIS&T 2018 SIG SI, IEP, SM Workshop: The 14th Annual Social Informatics Research Symposium: Sociotechnical perspective on ethics and governance of emerging information technologies

ASIST Annual Meeting, Hyatt Regency Vancouver
Vancouver, Canada, November 10, 2018
Submission Deadline is August 1st

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

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

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

More Information & Submission Details here:  https://easychair.org/cfp/sigsiiepsm2018

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Reference & Instruction Librarian, Bristol Community College, Multiple Locations, MA

Come and join our team! Bristol Community College is hiring a full time, tenure track librarian! With locations in Attleboro, Fall River, New Bedford, and Taunton, BCC is nestled in charming Southeastern Massachusetts - a great place to learn, grow, live and work. From city life to seaside, BCC locations are in close proximity to bustling metro areas such as Boston and Providence and centrally located to the spectacular beaches and coastline of Cape Cod, Newport, Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, and Block Island. The area is also home to fine dining, thriving historic districts, and a short commute to New England ski areas. 

 

https://bristolcc.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=99205

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Student Research Assistant, School of Library and Information Science, Simmons College, Boston, MA

Have you been looking for an internship or other opportunities to gain experience conducting research?  
Professor Naresh Agarwal from School of Library and Information Science is inviting students to apply to work on a research project entitled, "Investigating the response to non-response behavior of smartphone users", for which he has a President's Fund for Faculty Excellence research grant from Simmons College. The objective of this research is to investigate the stress and anxiety that people using smartphones experience on a daily basis when their messages or calls are not responded to, or not done so in a timely manner, and its adverse effect on understanding and communication. The work entails different aspects of the research project, including working with me on survey design, data collection and analysis. Prior research experience would be valuable. 
The selected student would need to work as a Research Assistant for 10 hours a week, including attending a weekly online meeting with the professor. The duration of work is July 2018 - June 2019. The student will be paid from the research grant. 
You can learn more about Professor Agarwal and his work at http://web.simmons.edu/~agarwal/. If you are interested, please email him at (agarwal@simmons.eduby Thursday, July 5 with the following information: list of courses taken; date of graduation; why you are interested in this opportunity; and why you think you would be a good match for this position.

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Document Imaging Coordinator, City of Newton, MA

JOB DESCRIPTION
Implements City of Newton document imaging projects under the direction of the City Archivist and individual project supervisors.  Prepares files for the imaging process.  Implements the process for scanning a variety of documents and oversized plans.  Determines the correct settings to ensure quality of each document.  Performs other duties as assigned.
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Prepare files for the imaging process.
  • Index scanned records, and analyze them for clarity and accuracy.
  • Implement the process for scanning a variety of documents and oversized plans.
  • Determine the correct settings to ensure qualify of each document.
  • Examine scanned documents for clarity and accuracy.
  • Perform document imaging and conversion tasks in accordance with federal, state and departmental quality control standards and procedures; ensure proper documentation and integrity of scanned images.
  • Ensure completeness of files; research missing documents; remove non-essential material; prepare and organize documents to conform to quality control standards, office procedures and system processes.
  • Attach the scanned record files to records in Community Plus and/or Laserfiche.
  • May assist City staff with imaging and records processing.
  • Performs other duties as assigned
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Associates and one to three years of related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Two years document imaging, records management work experience, or other related work experience.
  • A thorough understanding of electronic imaging processes and storage requirements.
  • Knowledge of record keeping and office procedures and the operation of office equipment such as personal computers and computer software, data processing and/or scanning and scanners.
  • Experience in an active records management program.
HOURS
Full-time, Monday-Friday 8:30-5:00
BENEFITS
  • City Retirement (Mandatory)
  • Deferred 457 Plans (Optional)
  • Dental Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health Insurance
  • Metro Credit Union
  • Tuition Reimbursement
Apply here.

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Student Worker, Photograph Collection, Back Bay, Boston, MA

Looking for a current LIS student to organize a small private collection of photographs. Located in Back Bay. Hourly rate of pay will be in the $12-15 range, depending on skill level of applicant. The first task will be to assess the time needed to complete the project. 
If interested, please contact Bob Dickie at 617-262-0555 (please not after 8:30 p.m.) or email a brief description of your experience to bdickie@comcast.net

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Library Assistant, Pelham Public Library, Pelham, NH

Part-Time Weekend Library Assistant  

The Pelham Town Library seeks a cheerful, organized and energetic person  to join our staff as a part-time Library Assistant to work weekends. 


Title: Weekend Library Assistant II

Description: This position primarily works at the circulation desk charging out and checking in materials, taking reserves and requests from patrons, issuing borrower cards, shelving books, helping patrons locate materials, as well as reserving and handling museum passes.  

Qualifications: A college degree or equivalent combination of education and experience demonstrating the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities in library operations is required. Library experience preferred. Excellent customer service attitude towards patrons of all ages is essential and proficiency using a computer is necessary. Must be able to push or pull carts, do a moderate amount of bending, squatting, lifting (up to 40 lbs.), stretching and standing for extended periods of time.

The part-time position will require approximately 8 to 12 hours per week. Must be available to work Saturdays and some Sundays.

Compensation:  $14.00 to $16/ hour depending on qualifications.

Applications accepted until position filled.


To apply, email resumé and letter of interest to:
Director Rita Gavelis, rgavelis@pelhamweb.com

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ALA Career Development, Library of Congress, Washington, DC

Visit Us at our ALA Career Development Center Booth!

June 23rd & 24th

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Booth #6

 

The Library of Congress is the world's largest collection of knowledge in almost all languages and formats, offering access to the creative record of the United States - and extensive materials from around the world -both on-site and online. It is the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office.

 

With various different librarian job types - from doing research, general reference, collection development and management, technical services, digital services, to knowledge management, and more - our work is diverse and challenging. We look for employees with a wide range of skills and professionals who will share and help shape our mission. The Library of Congress seeks professionals with different backgrounds and is committed to workforce diversity. Whatever your aspirations, the Library of Congress is a great place to build a career. Learn more about our current job opportunities by visiting our booth #6 while at the ALA Conference or go to www.loc.gov/hr/employment.

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Research Librarian, Congressional Research Service, Washington, DC

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks a Research Librarian for the Research & Library Services Section of the Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade Division. The section broadly supports the work of Congress in issue areas including defense management and budget; defense policy and arms control, foreign policy and global issues, international trade and finance; Middle East and Africa; Asia and Europe and the Americas.

This Research Librarian position will provide research and library services to CRS policy analysts and congressional clients, focusing on the areas of Europe and the Americas generally and in particular Latin America and the Caribbean.

Candidates with a Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree and background working in a library, information center, or research organization are encouraged to apply. Previous experience with public speaking in an instructional capacity is desired.

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 https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/502263200.

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Substitutes, Marlborough Public Library, Marlborough, MA

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

Qualifications

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

Salary

$12.69 - $14.28 in steps

How to Apply

Please forward cover letter and resume to:

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

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

Qualifications

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

Salary: $21.71-$24.45 in steps

Education: MLS

How to Apply

Please forward cover letter and resume to:

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

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

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

Primary/Principal Responsibilities:

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

Requirements/Qualifications:

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

To apply, click here.

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Librarian, Tarrant County Law Library, Fort Worth, TX

To apply, click here.

Duties:

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

Minimum Requirements:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Reference Librarian, Jenkins Law Library, Philadelphia, PA

To apply, click here.

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

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

Duties and Responsibilities:

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

Other Duties as Assigned

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

Minimum Experience Required: Entry level position.

Skills/Abilities Required:

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

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

Status: Exempt Position

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

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Executive Director, C/W MARS, Worcester, MA

Executive Director C/W MARS

 

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

 

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

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

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

Salary:

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

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Manager, Indexing & Cataloging Services, Gale, Multiple Locations

Do you dare to reinvent the future of education?

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

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

Are we right for you?

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

What You'll Do Here:

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

 

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

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

 

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

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

Skills You Will Need Here:

Required:

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

 

Preferred:

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

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Intern, Plimoth Plantation, Plymouth, MA

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

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

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Call for Applications: VRAF

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

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

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

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

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Call for Chapters: The Information Literacy Framework

Call for Chapters

The Information Literacy Framework: Case Studies of Successful Implementation

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

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

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

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

 

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

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Research Librarian, Safety Research & Strategies, Rehoboth, MA

Research Librarian, Safety Research & Strategies, Inc.

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Full/Part Time

Full Time

Education

MLS

 

Closing Date

Preference is given to applications received by July 6.

How to Apply

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

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Electronic Resources Librarian, Clemson University Libraries, Clemson, SC

Electronic Resources Librarian

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

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

Responsibilities include:

Electronic Resources Librarianship

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

 

Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities

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

 

Service

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

 

Required Qualifications/Experience:

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

 

Preferred Qualifications/Experience:

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

 

Salary and Benefits: 

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

Location:

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

Libraries:

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

Application process: 

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

Closing Statement:

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

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Upper School Librarian, Moses Brown School, Providence, RI

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

Outreach, Education, and Communications Coordinator

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

Health Sciences and Human Services Library

University of Maryland, Baltimore

 

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

 

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

 

Previous professional library experience is welcome, but not required.

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

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

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

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

 

APPLICATIONS:

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

 

MINIMUM SALARY: $55,000, commensurate with experience

 

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

 

ENVIRONMENT:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Reference Librarian, Springfield City Library, Springfield, MA

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Digital Projects Intern, Penn Libraries, Philadelphia, PA

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

Hours: 20 hours per week.

Salary: $15/hour.

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

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

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

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

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

Katherine Ahnberg
ahnberg@upenn.edu

Use subject line "Digital Projects Internship." 

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

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

HEAD, COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT AND RESOURCE ACCESS

Florida International University Libraries

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

RESPONSIBILITIES:

I. Professional Practice

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

 

II. Scholarship, Service, & Professional Development

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

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

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

 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

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

 

Rank/Salary:

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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Electronic Records Analyst, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Electronic Records Analyst

Records Analyst 1 Librarian

 

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

 

The search will remain open until July 25, 2018, applications will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/StaffPositions.html.

 

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

 

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

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Research Analyst, LibSource, Virtual

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

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


QUALIFICATIONS

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

 

To apply, please visit: goo.gl/bT7Ude

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

Youth Services Librarian & Assistant Director, Uxbridge Free Public Library

The Uxbridge Free Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic, energetic, and creative professional librarian. This position oversees all activities necessary to ensure that the library provides age- appropriate materials, assistance and programing for babies, children, teens, families, parents, caregivers and teachers. 

The ideal candidate will provide high-quality reference, homework help, reader's advisory services, and story times.  We need someone who will expand our current children's programs and collaborate with other libraries, schools, and recreational facilities. The job includes running the Teen Advisory Board and creating programs for teens.  Knowledge and use of social media, computer software, and upcoming technology is required. Collection development and maintenance is an ongoing responsibility. 

This position requires a timely presence, as well as the ability to work before or after Library hours when necessary. Community and town meetings outside of library hours are a required part of this position. As needed, acts in the Library Director's stead when the Library Director is absent.

The Youth Services Librarian will work collaboratively with the Library Director and other staff in the creation and promotion of library events. Outside community work is required; this includes but is not limited to collaborating with the Uxbridge Public Schools and Early Childhood Groups, such as Beginning Bridges of Uxbridge & Northbridge.

This non-union position works 40 hours per week, including some evening and weekend hours.

Qualifications

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

Full/Part Time

Full Time available July 9, 2018

Education

Bachelor's degree.

Salary

46,000

How to Apply

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

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

UAT Metadata Crosswalk Internship

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

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

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

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

Qualifications

Knowledge of information organization and/or astronomy/astrophysics.

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

Ability to work independently and remotely.

Motivated, detail oriented, good communication skills.

 

Additional Information

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

This can be a completely remote internship position.

 

To Apply

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

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

Manuscript End Processing Assistant

Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

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

Duties include:

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

Requirements:

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

Hours:

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

Salary: $14.00/hour

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time

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Library Director, Sidney Memorial Public Library, Sidney, NY

Library Director

Sidney Memorial Public Library

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

 

Anticipated start date: October 15, 2018.

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Applications will be accepted through July 15th 2018.

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

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

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

 

Qualifications

 Basic Requirements:

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

• Ability to work effectively with a culturally diverse community.

Preferred Qualifications:

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

 

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


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

Apply here.

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

POSITION TITLE:  Access Services Assistant (part-time)

 

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

 

REPORTS DIRECTLY TO: Head of Access Services

 

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

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

 

PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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Call for Papers: MTSR 2018

SPECIAL TRACK on METADATA & SEMANTICS for CULTURAL COLLECTIONS & APPLICATIONS

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

NEW Submission deadline: JULY 1st, 2018

Proceedings will be published in Springer CCIS series

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

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

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

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


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

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

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

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

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


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

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Information Associate, Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA

Description

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

 

Primary Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications

Experience and Education:

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

Skills and Knowledge:

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

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

 

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Solutions Architect, ProQuest, Newton, MA

Apply here.

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

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Multiple Positions, Newton Public Schools, Newton, MA

There are two openings for a library teacher. 

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

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

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

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

 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

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

Essential Job Duties:

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

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

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Cataloging Bibliographer, GOBI, Contoocook, NH

Cataloging Bibliographer

Mission

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

Primary Responsibilities

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

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

Role-Based Competencies

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

Required Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications Knowledge:

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

Abilities:

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

Skills:

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

Cultural Competencies

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

 Anyone interested should apply at www.ybp.com.

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Call for Papers: Information and Learning Science

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

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

Head of Conservation and Preservation

Assistant University Librarian or Associate University Librarian

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The search will remain open until July 26, 2018 - review of applications will begin July 2, 2018. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

 

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

 

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

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Scholarly Communications Librarian, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Scholarly Communications Librarian

Associate University Librarian

 

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

 

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

 

The search will remain open until July 25, 2018 - applicants will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

 

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

 

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

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Teen Services Librarian, Bridgeport Public Library, Bridgeport, CT

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

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

EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS:

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

Starting Salary $58,603.  

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

 

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

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Multiple Positions, Hopkinton Public Library, Hopkinton, MA

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

 

Substitute Junior Library Assistants, Per Diem

Substitute Reference LibrariansPer Diem

 

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

 

General Hours for both positions

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

In between 9 am to 8 pm, Weekdays

In between 9 am to 4 pm, Saturdays

New Hours to be determined for Sundays

 

JUNIOR LIBRARY ASSISTANT

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

 

Qualifications

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

 

Preferred Qualifications

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

 

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

 

 

REFERENCE LIBRARIAN

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

 

Qualifications:

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

 

Preferred Qualifications

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

Research Librarian - (180290)

Description

 

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

 

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

 

Qualifications

 

Required Qualifications: 

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

 

Preferred Qualifications:  

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Library Building Specialist

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Qualifications:

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

 

Substitutions:

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

 

Preferred Entrance Requirements:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

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Call for Proposals: NEMLA Joint Conference

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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Digital Solutions Coordinator, WilmerHale, Boston, MA

Digital Solutions Coordinator

Job Description

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

 PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

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

Required Skills

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

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

 

Education:

  • BA/BS-accredited required.

Required Experience

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

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability

Job Location

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Position Type

Full-Time/Regular

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Research & Instruction Librarian, Randolph College, Lynchburg, VA

POSITION: Research and Instruction Librarian

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

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

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

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

Required qualifications include:

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

 Preferred qualifications:

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

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

SALARY: Randolph offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience.

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

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

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

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

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

Qualifications

 Basic Requirements:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

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


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

Equal Opportunity Employer - minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.
 
To apply, click here.

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Library Supervisor, Sacramento Public Library, Sacramento, CA

A wonderful opportunity to work at Sacramento Public Library!

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

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

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

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

Education and Experience Requirements

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

Sacramento Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Communications Intern, Arts at MIT, Cambridge, MA

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

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

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

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

Tasks include:

WEBSITE CONTENT MANAGEMENT

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

GRAPHIC DESIGN

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

DIGITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT

  • Archive files using dropbox

OUTREACH

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

Required Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

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

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

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

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

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

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

  • Oversees major program initiatives in cooperation with branches and departments

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

  • Interprets library and city policies for library staff

  • Develops and updates policies and procedures as required

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

  • Oversees ADA implementation to meet needs of patrons

  • Attends major library and community events

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

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

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

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

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

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

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

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

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

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

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Metadata Librarian, University of Alabama Libraries, Tuscaloosa, AL

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

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

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

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

More specifically:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Plan and host Digitorium.

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

  • Actively engage with the University Libraries assessment endeavors.

  • Supervise one technical specialist.

  • Job responsibilities change as the environment evolves.

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

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

Required:

The following degree and experience combinations will be considered:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Level of comfort with ambiguity.

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

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

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

  • Friendly, approachable, public service attitude.

Preferred: 

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

  • University-level teaching experience.

  • Project management experience.

  • Knowledge of sound copyright practices.

  • Experience planning and hosting events.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Deliverables

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

 

Required Skills:

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

 

Submission requirements:

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

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Special Collections Assistant, Jones Library, Amherst, MA

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

 

Job Summary - Library Technician, Special Collections

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

 

Major Duties

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

 

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

 

Desired Minimum Qualifications

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

 

Closing date: June 28, 2018

 

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

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

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

Minimum requirements:

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

Advantageous:

  • Work experience in a library or information organising agency

Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be expected to:

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

The annual cost of employment, including benefits: R786 717

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

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

Reference number: E18256

Telephone: 021 650 2163

Closing date: 17 July 2018

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

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

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

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Call for Proposals: Amigos Services Online Library Conference

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

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

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Executive Director, Falmouth Art Center, Falmouth, MA

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

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

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

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

Please submit cover letter and resume as attachments.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Review of resumes will continue until the position is filled.

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

AA/EOE PI102887807

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

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

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

Qualifications

Required

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

Preferred

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

Duties

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

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

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

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

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

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

Additional Information

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

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

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

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

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

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

Denison University

Electronic Resources & Scholarly Communication Librarian

 

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

 

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

 

Who You Are:

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

 

What You'll Do:

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

 

Select qualifications:

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

 

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

 

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

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Librarian, Roxbury Community College, Roxbury Crossing, MA

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


Job Description:

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

Examples of Duties:

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


Requirements:

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

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


Additional Information:

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

Effective date: Fall Semester, 2018

Application Deadline: July 31, 2018


Application Instructions:

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

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

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

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

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

Job Title:

Library/Archives Assistant

Background:

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

Reports to:

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

Responsibilities:

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

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

  • Processing of archival and library materials

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

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

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

How to apply:

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

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

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

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

The Registrar's Office Intern will:

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

 

Qualifications

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

 

Term

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

Location

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

How to Apply

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

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Archivist, Town Clerk's Office, Bedford, MA

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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


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

Colleen Doyle

Human Resources Manager

humanresources@bedfordma.gov or by mail

Town of Bedford

10 Mudge Way

Bedford, MA 01730

or fax to (781) 275-6310

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

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Health Science Librarian, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT

Health Science Librarian

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

Responsibilities:

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

 

Qualifications:

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

 

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

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Librarian, Brown University, Providence, RI

Librarian for Social Science and Entrepreneurship 

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

 

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

Duties:

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

 

Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Library & Information Sciences from an ALA accredited institution and an undergraduate degree in business, economics, finance, or related subject, OR graduate degree in business, economics, finance, or related subject.
  • Demonstrated expertise with information resources and information technology tools and applications in business and entrepreneurship.
  • Prefer at least 3 years of experience of related business experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of intellectual property including patents and patent searching, copyright, trademarks, and trade secrets.<