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Access Services Coordinator, Stamford Regional Library, Stamford CT

Job ID: 2019160

Title: Access Services Coordinator

Rank: University Library Assistant II, UCP 5

Area: Library Administration

Under the direction of the Stamford Regional Library Director, the Access Services Coordinator is responsible for maintaining user service operations at the Stamford campus library. Working independently, the incumbent oversees the daily operation of the library's front desk services including circulation services, reserve services, interlibrary services, and information services. The incumbent works collaboratively with other user service coordinators system-wide to establish and maintain effective, efficient, and consistent processes and procedures. This position contributes to the development of services, space, programs and marketing, and assessment initiatives at the Stamford campus library and actively collaborates with departments, schools, and/or other units to promote and provide guidance on using library resources and services. Evening and weekend hours required.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Plans, organizes, maintains, and oversees the processes and operations of user services at the Stamford campus library including circulation, reserves, interlibrary services, general information, room reservations, equipment checkout, stacks and facilities maintenance, and security.
  2. Provides information and basic reference and directional assistance to patrons at the library services desk while managing the activities of the desk.
  3. Ensures the highest level of customer service is provided to library patrons.  Reviews and maintains a current knowledge of Library and University policies and procedures affecting public service operations.
  4. Prepares, collects, and analyzes a variety of data and information and summarizes findings in applicable reports, surveys, statistics, and other communication mediums for the UConn Library, Interlibrary Services, and the State of Connecticut.
  5. Designs and produces brochures, signs, forms and schedules
  6. Provides assessment and recommendations for improved ILL, library services, spaces, technologies, and programs.
  7. Plans, prioritizes, and recommends supplies and equipment for purchase.  Monitors the budget for supplies/equipment expenditures.

Shared Expectations for Student Supervisors

  1. Hires, schedules, trains, and supervises student employees. 
  2. Determines work assignments and provides feedback to each student employee. 
  3. Approves student timecards and resolves time reporting and/or student payroll issues in a timely manner.
  4. Ensures student payroll expenditures remain within approved budget.
  5. Maintains current student employee personnel records.
  6. Adheres to the policies and procedures as outlined in the UConn Library Student Employee Handbook and the UConn Student Employment Guide.

 

Shared Expectations for All Staff

  1. Participates in planning and actively contributes to Area and Unit priorities, initiatives, and operations through collaboration and cooperation.
  2. Demonstrates reliable and effective written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  3. Maintains currency and open communication in ongoing trends and developments related to position responsibilities.
  4. Works effectively in current office applications, software, and communication tools as set by the UConn Library and University of Connecticut.
  5. Exhibits appreciation of, sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse working environment, inclusive of social, economic, cultural, ideological, gender, racial, and ethnic backgrounds.
  6. Performs duties parallel to position responsibilities as required.

 

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Bachelor's degree and three years of related work experience or equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  2. Experience in library access services functions, eg. Document delivery/ILL; course reserves; circulation services.
  3. Strong communication, customer service, and interpersonal skills.
  4. Demonstrated ability to collaborate with colleagues and faculty across the university, as well as the ability to work independently in a diverse, multicultural, and fast-paced environment.
  5. Flexibility to adjust schedule for peak activity periods and emergencies.
  6. Demonstrated commitment to supporting diversity and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Experience with Springshare software, including LibGuides, LibCal, and LibWizard.
  2. Supervisory experience within access or circulation services of an academic or large public library.
  3. Working knowledge of ALMA, ILLiad, and OCLC resource-sharing.
  4. Basic understanding of copyright and licensing issues.
  5. Demonstrated knowledge of current nationwide trends in access services, course reserves and interlibrary loan.

The position is currently on UConn Jobs (http://hr.uconn.edu/jobs/, (please reference Job ID 2019160) through December 9, 2018 and you can find the full description on site at https://lib.uconn.edu/about/employment-opportunities/. 

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Systems Manager, Cape Libraries Automated Materials Sharing, Hyannis, MA

JOB TITLE: SYSTEMS MANAGER

Full Time (40 hours per week)

Reports to: Executive Director. 

Position Summary:

Assist the Executive Director to establish goals, objectives, future plans and strategies for the CLAMS network to accommodate member libraries' current and projected automation requirements. Responsible for managing and monitoring CLAMS technical operations both at the central CLAMS office and CLAMS-owned equipment at member libraries. Acts as an advanced technical resource in the administration of the network's Integrated Library System (ILS). Provides support to member libraries for software and peripherals as they relate to core CLAMS Services. May serve in place of the Executive Director in the absence of the Director.

Cape Libraries Automated Materials Sharing (CLAMS) is a library consortium with a central site office staff. CLAMS serves 35 member libraries with 38 locations on Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. The consortium comprises one academic library and 34 public library members.

Responsibilities

Systems Management

  • Manages CLAMS central systems operations, including all software, hardware, telecommunications, telephone system and related components.
  • Maintains overall systems availability, integrity and security, including user authorization and authentication
  • Maintains central communications systems for incoming, outgoing, and intranetwork connectivity
  • Serves as CLAMS principal technical liaison to other library and information networks and to other providers and vendors of communication and information services
  • Documents scheduled and non-scheduled systems events
  • Communicates systems-related information and user requirements to network members and to other service providers as appropriate;
  • May provide training to member library staff and central library consortium staff, working cooperatively with the Member Services Manager.
  • Documents and maintains information on systems and network configuration
  • Monitors system performance; advises on needs for hardware and software upgrades &/or other systems requirements in a hosted environment
  • Advises and assists in planning for network growth; assists in initiating service to new remote sites
  • Generates standard and customized reports as requested by Executive Director and network members; assists in developing and producing new reports

Interaction with Vendors and Others

  • Interfaces with vendor representatives to maintain effective functioning of applications software, operating software and hardware, telecommunications and networking hardware and software, related software and equipment
  • Recommends products and services for purchase; assists in evaluating systems and communications hardware, software, and support services
  • Monitors systems-related warranties, licenses, expiration dates; may update or recommend same for update
  • Facilitates access through CLAMS systems to services provided by state, regional, and other library and information systems

Interaction with Staff and Users

  • Supervises, schedules, trains, and reviews performance of systems staff
  • Assists and works with other CLAMS staff and members in planning, developing, documenting and implementing policies and procedures
  • May represent CLAMS on user groups and at regional, state, or national conferences and committees, especially in relation to computerized networks or library automated systems
  • May attend seminars, workshops, training programs, demonstrations, exhibits, etc., as appropriate to the position of Systems Manager

Other

  • Performs other duties as assigned by Executive Director 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field.
  • 3 years systems experience, preferably in a library or information hosted network environment.
  • Knowledge of appropriate operating systems and hardware, library applications software, telecommunications hardware/software/services including IP telephony, TCP/IP, Web-based services and support (especially Google Apps, HTML, CSS, and Content Management Systems), and RESTful APIs.
  • Experience working with databases and SQL.
  • Working knowledge of programming/scripting languages such as Python, Perl, and PHP.
  • Project management experience.
  • Initiative, creative problem-solving abilities.
  • Excellent oral, telephone, written communication skills; ability to communicate effectively with vendors, all levels of library staff.
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently, meet deadlines, delegate assignments, work under pressure.
  • Ability to troubleshoot computer hardware and software problems.
  • Supervisory experience and skills.

Other Distinguishing Characteristics

  • Valid driver's license. Travel is occasionally required. Use of reliable insured vehicle when needed.
  • Light to moderate physical effort required in performing duties under typical office/data processing conditions
  • Must be able to lift 30 lbs., bend, reach, read visually and respond to audio signals; communicate effectively on telephone, in writing, and in person with network members, staff, vendors & others.
  • Operates electronic data processing and office equipment.

Failure to carry out job responsibilities could result in compromised customer relations.

Salary Range: $60,775 to $84,127 in 12 steps.

Environment

Smalloffice environment consisting of a staff of 7 with shared responsibility in the overall maintenance of the office.

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

WORKING CONDITIONS & PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Work is performed in a normal office environment that is usually not subject to extremes of noise, temperature, odor, etc. Operates computers, printer, photocopier, fax machine, and other office and computer related equipment. Work requires extended periods of sitting at a computer, reaching, typing, mousing, and other small muscle tasks. Occasional bending, crouching, and lifting/transporting of computer equipment is required. Applicant must be able to lift 30 lbs. and be able to read visually and respond to audio signals; communicate effectively on telephone, in writing (includes email), and in person with network members, staff, vendors, & others. Light to moderate physical effort required in performing duties under typical office/data processing conditions

Moderate levels of stress may occur. 

How to apply:  

Submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references, as a PDF attachment by email to jobsearch@clamsnet.org. Use the subject line: Systems Manager.  No phone calls please. Position is open until filled. Preference will be given to applications received by December 14, 2018.

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Extended Term Substitute, Library Media Specialist, Baldwin Elementary School, Cambridge, MA

Overview:

The ICTS school based team, comprised of a Library Media Specialist, Instructional Technology Specialist, and Technology Support Technician work as a team to provide support at the building level.

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

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

 

Duties:

  • Collaborates with classroom teachers as a partner in the instructional process
  • Collaborates to design, teach, and assess learning experiences that incorporate inquiry learning, information literacies in their formats, critical thinking and self-assessment
  • Promotes a love of reading and lifelong learning
  • Promotes instructional technology to improve learning
  • Collaborates with the Instructional Technology Specialist to deliver curriculum addressing the ICTS standards
  • Provides resources and programs that promote independent reading and writing in a variety of genres
  • Maintains an organized and welcoming facility that helps students become independent users of the library.
  • Fosters a creative, flexible environment so that the school library is an essential part of the learning community
  • Develops and maintains resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and the instructional strategies of the school community

 

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor's degree or higher required. State certification as a School Library Media Specialist preferred, but not required. Teacher preparation program/educational degree preferred. At least three years of teaching experience or equivalent in the field of school library science preferred. Experience in an urban setting is highly desirable. Strong background in children's and young adult literature. Familiarity with automated library system and proficient in both PC and Apple platforms.

This position will be available February 2019 through no later than May 31, 2019.

Apply here.

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

Title: Program Support Assistant II (Reference Librarian, Children's Department)

Position: Part-time

Hours: 19.5 hours per week

Hourly Salary: $22.44 per hour (Schedule C)

The Town of Needham is seeking an enthusiastic, highly skilled individual to fill the position of Program.

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

  • Answer questions regarding collection, the library catalog, databases, readers' advisory services, and other patron inquiries
  • Provide support at the children's reference desk; assisting visitors with their informational needs
  • Coordination and presentation of children's programs
  • Assist with some book processing as requested
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

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

  • Master's Degree in Library Science (MLS), or currently enrolled in an MLS program
  • Capacity to interact effectively and tactfully with the general public
  • Familiarity with automated library systems
  • Ability to perform detailed work accurately and efficiently
  • Capability to adapt to new technologies as required
  • In depth knowledge of trouble shooting computers and printers
  • Ability to deliver a variety of children's programming; familiarity with Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) programming and coding language 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of programming language

Weekly Work Schedule:

Monday 5:30 PM - 9 PM

Tuesday 9 AM - 1:30 PM

Wednesday 2 PM - 5:30 PM

Thursday 1 PM - 5:30 PM

Friday 9 AM - 1 PM

Weekly Work Schedule with a Saturday and Sunday rotation (Thursday and Friday off): Monday 5:30 PM - 9 PM

Tuesday 9 AM - 1:30 PM

Wednesday 1 PM - 5:30 PM

Saturday 9 AM - 5 PM

Sunday 1 PM - 7 PM

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

Email: hr@needhamma.gov

Fax: 781-455-0165

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

Applications will be accepted until 5 PM on Friday, November 30, 2018.

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

Title: Program Support Assistant I (Library Assistant - Technical Services Department)

Position: Part-time

Hours: 16 hours per week

Hourly Salary: $17.00 an hour

The Town of Needham is seeking an enthusiastic, highly skilled individual to fill the part-time position of Support Program Assistant I.

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

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

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

Requirements:

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

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

Weekly Work Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 11 AM to 3 PM. This is a set work schedule and cannot be altered. 

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

Email: hr@needhamma.gov; Fax: 781-455-0165; Mail: Human Resources Department, 1471 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA 02492.

Applications will be accepted until 5 PM on Monday, December 3, 2018.

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

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Executive Assistant, Accounting, Niagara Falls Public Library, Niagara Falls, NY

Executive Assistant (accounting)
The Niagara Falls Public Library is seeking an experienced professional to serve as Executive Assistant. This supervisory position works with Executive Director of the Library and the Library Board of Trustees to perform duties related to personnel: payroll, budgeting, accounting, correspondence and reports. Will assist the Director in grant writing, strategic plan goal setting and policy writing. Will stand in the Director's place when director is absent. Is responsible for supervision of non librarian staff.
The person who is right for this job has excellent communication skills - as a writer, and verbally; is a good listener; is detail oriented, punctual and can manage time effectively; displays original thinking and creativity; is an effective project manager; has a strong grasp of accounting procedures and general bookkeeping and can think strategically. Candidate must demonstrate proficiency and prior experience using an automated accounting system, either Peachtree or QuickBooks. Prior experience with governmental accounting is desirable. NFPL is looking to add a member to our team that can help us strengthen our library's commitment to service excellence for our NF citizens. Preference given to applicants who live within Niagara Falls (city), New York. Residency within the the City of Niagara Falls upon hire is required.
Minimum qualifications are:
  • Bachelor's degree with three or more years of related experience with automated accounting systems, preferably Peachtree or QuickBooks.
  •  Associate's degree and a minimum of five years of experience with automated accounting systems, preferably Peachtree or QuickBooks.  
Desirable qualification:
  • Prior experience with governmental accounting  
  • Knowledge of modern library organizations, procedures, policies, aims and services
Hiring salary for this full time (35 hrs/week) position is negotiable with excellent benefits including New York State retirement; medical/ dental / vision insurance; and paid vacation and sick leave.
To apply please submit a meaningful letter of interest addressing each minimum qualification and a resume to spotwin@nioga (dot) org. 
Additionally, applications will be accepted by USPS to:
Mrs. Sarah Potwin
Executive Library Director
Niagara Falls Public Library
1425 Main Street
Niagara Falls, NY 14305
Review of applicants will begin Monday, December 3rd, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

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Scholarship for Service Opportunities, GW CyberCorps, Washington, DC

GW CyberCorps: Scholarships for Service is now accepting applications for September 2019. If you are interested in pursuing a technical and/or policy degree in the field of cybersecurity, consider applying for a scholarship grant. Government funding provides full scholarships (tuition, books, stipend, and professional development allowance) for students to study cybersecurity at GW for up to three years. After completing their coursework, students will help protect the nation's information infrastructure by working as security experts in a government agency for at least the amount of time they have been supported by this program. Rising juniors, seniors, and graduate students who are U.S. citizens and have a GPA above 3.0 are eligible to apply. The application deadline is January 31, 2019. Visit GW CyberCorps for application and program information.

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Evening and Weekend Circulation Supervisor/Library Assistant II, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, North Adams, MA

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) is a dynamic and vibrant four-year public college located in the beautiful Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts. Founded in 1894, MCLA is the Commonwealth's public liberal arts college of the Massachusetts State University System. MCLA is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), a national consortium positioned at the forefront of the conversation on the value of a liberal arts education. MCLA was named one of U.S. News and World Report's Top Public Schools in 2018.

Freel Library is seeking a service-oriented, self-directed Evening Circulation Supervisor who enjoys working with students and collaborating with others on varied projects. This full-time benefited position within the AFSCME Bargaining Unit provides general library assistance to students, faculty, and staff during the hours of 4 pm to midnight, Sunday through Thursday. Evening hours extend to 2 am during the final exam period.

The Evening Circulation Supervisor manages all evening circulation services, provides responsive high-quality service, and creates a welcoming library atmosphere. Responsibilities include providing and overseeing circulation services, offering basic information services, maintaining confidentiality of records, assisting patrons with technology needs, organizing workflows, and supervising a part-time library assistant.  The Evening Circulation Supervisor will periodically walk through the stacks floors ensuring a safe and neat environment, participate in stacks management and shelf reading, operate library equipment, secure the library at closing, help maintain library statistics, supervise or train student assistants on occasion, work on on-going and special projects, and perform other duties as assigned. The Evening Circulation Supervisor is considered an "essential employee" to staff the library during snow emergency days and other campus closings.

Responsibilities:

  1. Oversees all evening circulation services -- interacts with patrons in a friendly, professional manner; ensures library service is responsive to student needs and meets high standards of quality and consistency; resolves problems according to procedures and policies.
  2. Works at the circulation desk to provide direct, general library assistance to library patrons during evening and weekend hours, including circulation, reserves, assigned interlibrary loan, basic information services, and basic computer and printer troubleshooting.
  3. Supervises part-time evening library assistant, organizes workflow and makes decisions about security and service during evening hours in consultation with part-time library assistant; oversees library operations, provides general security and safety oversight, and makes referrals to Public Safety as appropriate.  
  4. Uses circulation system to register patrons, check items in and out; maintains confidentiality of library records; resolves borrowing problems; answers phones; ensures items are returned to shelves; walks through and staffs stacks floors to assist library visitors, check stacks conditions, and monitor library activities.
  5. Performs closing procedures, secures library equipment, and locks library doors at closing.
  6. In collaboration with the part-time Evening and Weekend Circulation Assistant, participates in shelf reading, inventory, and collection management projects; may help supervise or train Student Library Assistants who work evening or weekend hours.
  7. Operates and troubleshoots library equipment including scanners and microfilm readers; assists patrons with use of the catalog, microfilm reader, and other library equipment.
  8. Helps patrons with basic technology needs; makes referrals to the Computer Help Desk or appropriate Computer Services website help when necessary.
  9. Collects and Maintains library records and statistics as requested.
  10. In absence of Reference staff, helps patrons locate items and perform basic database searches to find information; refers patrons to the Reference staff for further assistance.
  11. Maintains knowledge of Freel Library and consortial circulation policies; maintains knowledge of standard Freel resources, including the catalog and subscription databases along with other resources available to the MCLA community.
  12. Assists with other general library duties as requested by the Associate Dean of Library Services.


Requirements:

  • B.A. or B.S. degree from accredited institution of higher learning preferred
  • General knowledge of library operations and procedures
  • Familiarity with current technology and demonstrated ability to use computers and peripherals including scanners, printers, and software such as Word and basic Excel
  • Ability to work with detail accurately and learn new computer applications
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact positively and respectfully with a diverse community
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and with others in a collaborative environment
  • Ability to establish priorities and use good judgment
  • Willingness to work extended evening hours during finals and occasionally work as the sole staff member present during evening hours
  • Ability to serve as "essential staff" during campus closings
  • Reliability, flexibility, and commitment to provide excellent customer service required
  • Experience in the use of library circulation software and basic knowledge of Library of Congress system preferred
  • Basic understanding of research principles, database searching, or experience in academic library a plus

 

Physical Requirements: 

  • Work involves constant light to moderate physical activity including walking and standing for extended periods of time
  • Ability to bend, reach, climb stairs, push book trucks, and lift materials weighing up to 40 lbs. is necessary
  • Sufficient vision is essential to read, sort, shelve, shelf-read library materials, create and maintain patron records, and use multiple computer programs
  • Moderate to extensive computer work required


Additional Information:

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and affirmative action in its educational programs, activities and employment practices. The college complies with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations advancing equal employment. Applicants who will enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply. Visit www.mcla.edu.


Application Instructions:

This is a full-time position within the AFSCME bargaining unit, with a bi-weekly salary of $1,399.46.

Interested individuals must electronically submit a resume and letter of interest by clicking on the APPLY NOW button below. Deadline for applications is November 25, 2018.

For more information, click: 

https://mcla.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=104958

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Reference/Information Literacy Librarian, Asnuntuck Community College, Enfield, CT

POSITION: Anticipated - Part-time Temporary Reference/Information Literacy Librarian
17 hrs/week
Educational Assistant

ANTICIPATED STARTING DATE: Spring 2019 (pending funding)

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: MLS/MLIS degree, understanding of current trends in information literacy instruction or willingness to learn, reference service experience, library and office technology abilities/experience.

Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements are encouraged to apply, stating in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position and by providing appropriate references. Exceptions may be made for compelling reasons.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Reference/Information Literacy Librarian will provide classroom information literacy instruction, reference, circulation and other duties as assigned. Hours for this position to be determined, but one shift will be Monday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The remaining schedule will generally be between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. Exceptions may be made to accommodate faculty teaching schedules An occasional Saturday may be required.


MINIMUM SALARY: $34.59/per - no benefits

TO APPLY: Submit letter of interest, resume, Board Application (found at www.asnuntuck.edu - Employment tab) and the names of three references to:

Asnuntuck Community College
Human Resources - JOB CODE: LIB
170 Elm Street, Enfield, CT 06082
Email: AS-AcademicAffairs-HR@asnuntuck.edu
Fax: (860) 253-3069

ASNUNTUCK COMMUNITY COLLEGE IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, M/F. PROTECTED GROUP MEMBERS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

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Talking Book Services Librarian, Worcester Public Library, Worcester, MA

The Worcester Public Library is seeking candidates for the position of Talking Book Services Librarian! 

This is a professional position working under the supervision of the Head of the Worcester Talking Book Library with overall oversight by the Head Librarian. This position is responsible for outreach, cataloging, and readers' advisory services for individuals with a visual, physical or reading disability and involves collaborating with those organizations that serve them, as well as training and assisting patrons on various technologies catering to those with low vision. This position also includes supervisory responsibility as assigned. 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 environment.

 

To see the 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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Middle School & High School Librarian, Southern Teachers Agency, Nashville, TN

This private, college-preparatory school near Nashville needs a middle and high school librarian beginning August 2019. Ideally, the new librarian will also contribute to school life by helping with co-curricular programs.

Candidates must hold at least a bachelor's degree with excellent records in studies related to library science. The new faculty will earn a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package based on experience and qualifications.

If interested, complete the online application.

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Senior Associate, Scientific Library, Somerset County, NJ

SENIOR ASSOCIATE, SCIENTIFIC LIBRARY

LONG TERM CONTRACT POSITION

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ

Job description:

  • Executes competitive intelligence searching, monitoring, and landscape views for the Cancer Enterprise.
  • Support emerging CI projects for new areas.
  • Work closely with the Scientific Library team to support non-oncology CI projects.
  • Collaborate with clinical, R&D and business development teams to support organizational strategies and priorities.
  • Develops reports/updates that provide competitive insights and analysis of trends, issues, and opportunities.
  • Delivers timely, relevant, and strategic information/intelligence to stakeholders.
  • Maintains confidentiality and adheres to ethical standards.

 

Literature and Database Searching:

  • Ad hoc Information searching for organizational requests, including from clinical operations, business development, pharmacovigilance, etc.
  • As needed, assist with library technology projects.

 

Skills:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in the Pharmaceutical industry.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in the oncology therapeutic area.
  • Deep experience with literature and database searching, including familiarity with pharma CI resources (i.e. Cortellis, Citeline, EvaluatePharma).
  • Experience conducting competitive analyses and delivering insights to stakeholders.
  • Strong oral/written communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to think strategically.
  • Ability to organize, synthesize and distill key information.
  • Ability to learn quickly, adapt to a changing environment.
  • Client focused with strong relationship building skills, including the ability to work across a diverse, global organization.
  • Experience with communication tools, and ability to work in a virtual environment.

 

Education:

Masters in Library Science or in any hard science.                                                         

 

Required Skills: 

ONCOLOGY, COMPETITIVE INTELLIGENCE, BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE, INFORMATION ANALYSIS, BOOLEAN SEARCH.

 

Additional Skills:

PRESENTATION SKILLS, RELATIONSHIP BUILDING, DATABASES, EXCELLENT COMMUNICATION SKILLS 

 

Please send your resume to:
Angela Dzikowski, Pro Libra Associates
adzikowski@prolibra.com 800-262-0070

 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

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Catalog/Index Librarian, Maryland General Assembly, Department of Legislative Services, Annapolis, MD

MARYLAND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

DEPARTMENT OF LEGISLATIVE SERVICES

Office of Policy Analysis

 

RECRUITMENT NOTICE

Position: Catalog/Index Librarian (Legislative Librarian I)

Salary Range: $40,400 - $62,900 

Principal Duties:

  • Original cataloging of state government documents in various formats
  • Copy cataloging using OCLC
  • Indexing proposed legislation and print publications
  • Fulfilling interlibrary loan requests
  • Catalog Maintenance

 

Qualifications:

  • MLS degree
  • Experience using OCLC, AACR2, LCSH, MARC formats
  • Work with integrated library systems, preferably Sirsi
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience in government documents, public policy and legislative issues, preferred

 

SEND RESUME WITH LETTER OF INTEREST BY NOVEMBER 30, 2018 TO:

Department of Legislative Services

Human Resources Office

90 State Circle, Room 311

Annapolis, MD 21401-1991

Fax: 410 946-5140 or 301 970-5140

e-mail: jobs@mlis.state.md.us Website: http://dls.maryland.gov/

 

Code 24/18SLA (Required on all Resumes)

The Department of Legislative Services is an equal employment opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment in a manner that violates law, regulation or legislative policy.

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Records Retention Specialist, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Records Retention Specialist (Temporary)
Req #: 161475
University of Washington - Seattle, WA
Notes: This is a TEMPORARY, FULL-TIME position. It begins Upon Hire and is expected to run through May of 2019.

The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoy outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

Required by RCW 40.14, Records Management Services manages and oversees University compliance with state and federal laws and regulations relating to the preservation and destruction of electronic and paper information. The program is the legal authority, designated by the University and by the State of Washington, to determine how long electronic and paper records and information must be retained. The office is responsible for developing Records Retention Schedules that identify records created or received by the University and specify legally approved retention periods.  It is responsible for establishing standards, relating to University business requirements and needs, which ensure the legal legitimacy of University record-keeping systems.

The program counsels and advises the University administration on the implementation of policy and procedure which promotes adherence to these standards and minimizes risk. It provides a wide range of services which are designed to help ensure the University is meeting its record-keeping responsibilities.

We have an outstanding opportunity to participate in the delivery of Records Management Services through the creation of the institution's Records Retention Schedules, with this position opening for a Temporary Records Retention Specialist.

The successful candidate will have strong analytical skills, strong prioritization skills, and strong written and verbal communication skills.

Develops and reviews Record Retention Schedules

  • Analyze and if necessary revise and update existing records retention records   schedules to ensure conformance with legal requirements and state and institution standards; perform research and recommend standards based on investigations.
  • When applicable create new records retention schedules that assure compliance   with state and federal regulations, rules and statutes in the management of   information regardless of its physical form or characteristics.
  • Researches and analyzes federal and state rules and regulations to ensure   recommended retention periods meet legal and accountability requirements.
  • Identifies and consults with subject matter experts and other stakeholders to ensure records retention schedules are accurate and responsive to the needs of UW offices, departments and programs.
  • Consults with the University Archivist in the identification and appraisal of records with enduring legal and research value for the archives' collections.
  • Demonstrates experience with a variety of research and analysis techniques, ideally including a mix of both quantitative and qualitative methods for   understanding and documenting end-user and business owner requirements.
  • Effectively identifies, collects, organizes and documents relevant data and information in ways that make the information most useful for subsequent   assessment, analysis, and investigation.
  • Effectively conveys information in writing and through the spoken word, using language that is appropriate to both the complexity of the topic and the   knowledge and understanding of the audience.
  • Accurately reads, interprets, and retains information from written material, including federal and state statutes, rules, regulations, and circulars.
  • Ability to work in a customer focused, quality improvement environment.


REQUIREMENTS: Master's Degree and demonstrated experience in the creation of records retention schedules. Certificate in Records Management and 2 years of experience in creating records retention schedules may be substituted for required education.

Application Process:The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter, and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

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Allied Health Sciences Librarian/Instructor, Augusta University, Augusta, GA

The Robert B. Greenblatt, M.D. Library of Augusta University invites applications for the position of Allied Health Sciences Librarian at the faculty rank of Instructor. The primary focus of this full-time, non-tenure track faculty position is to provide customized library services to the College of Allied Health Sciences faculty, students and staff.

Required
  • Master's degree in library science from an ALA accredited program
  • Experience in a health sciences library or other health sciences environment
  • Knowledge and experience with current electronic health information resources and services
  • Flexibility to work collaboratively in a cross- trained team environment
  • Excellent written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong user-focused customer service skills and abilities
  • Evidence of ability to meet university standards in librarianship, teaching, publication and research, and service commensurate with faculty status

Additional Desirable Qualifications
  • Minimum 1 year relevant professional experience
  • Familiarity with the academic health center environment and the role of the library within it
  • Experience working with allied health faculty, students and/or clinicians
  • Subject background in the health or life sciences, or in information technology
  • Experience in initiating creative and innovative information services programs
  • Experience with performing in-depth literature reviews including, but not limited to systematic reviews
  • Experience with LibGuides or other tools for developing online research guides
  • Collaborative planning and problem solving abilities; ability to implement and manage programs and projects
  • Pursuit of membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals
  • Knowledge of best practices and emerging trends for instruction
  • Experience with citation management software

Responsibilities:

The Allied Health Sciences Librarian provides personalized and customized research and education support via an embedded service model to the College of Allied Health Sciences. The successful candidate will develop customized instruction, both in-person and online, throughout the allied health curriculum. This position will be responsible for providing specialized reference and research consultations for allied health faculty, students and/or clinicians. The Allied Health Sciences Librarian will work collaboratively with library faculty to facilitate instruction, collection development, distance education and emerging instructional technology within the department and university. This position is responsible for providing information services to distance students. 

Specifically, the Allied Health Sciences Librarian:
  • Provides health information literacy instruction and research instruction and assistance
  • Engages in an embedded service model for College of Allied Health Sciences faculty, students and staff
  • Collaborates with library faculty to support instruction, distance education and emerging instructional technology
  • Participates in service to Augusta University Libraries, the profession and Augusta University
  • Demonstrates a capacity for scholarly productivity
  • Provides assistance and instruction in person and in the virtual environment

Intra-Institutional Responsibilities:
The Allied Health Sciences Librarian will be the embedded librarian for College of Allied Health Sciences educational and accrediting committees, and serve on library and institutional committees as a faculty member.

Extra-Institutional Responsibilities:
The Allied Health Sciences Librarian is expected to be active professionally in local, regional, and national professional associations and to contribute to the professional literature.

Salary and Benefits:
This position has faculty rank and status (non-tenure track). Generous benefits include a competitive health package, Tuition Assistance Program, campus wellness facilities, Perks at Work discount program, Teachers' Retirement System, and other retirement options. Support for professional development is also available. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Augusta is a vibrant community with an affordable cost of living. Schools in the area are desirable and include several magnet schools. Augusta University includes a new Cyber Institute in partnership with the local Army base. Augusta hosts the annual Masters Golf Tournament as well as an annual ironman competition. It also has a lively arts community and is the home of the Greenjackets minor league baseball team, an affiliate of the San Francisco Giants. Augusta is near other attractive communities to visit such as Atlanta, Savannah, Columbia, SC and Asheville, NC.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

How to Apply
In order to be formally considered for employment at Augusta University, applications must be submitted electronically and must include a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, and names of three professional references. Please submit as one document. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and names of three professional references online at www.augusta.edu/hr/jobs/universityJob ID#15202

Augusta University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. It is the policy of the University to recruit, hire, train, promote, and educate persons without regard to age, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Women and other minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Augusta University is a tobacco-free environment. The use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, indoors or out, is strictly prohibited. This position is also responsible for promoting a customer-friendly environment, and providing superior service to our patients,students, faculty, and employees. Augusta University Medical Center is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner every day with patients and families for success.

All candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review. For specific positions, the final candidate may be subject to a (pre-employment) physical, drug screen, and/or credit check.

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Library Information Studies Intern, Technical Information Center, FM Global, Norwood, MA

Library Information Studies Intern Job Description 2018

As a Library Information Studies Intern you will experience working in a corporate library setting and will be assisting the Technical Information Center (TIC) manager in inventorying and processing a variety of TIC material, including internal company publications, reports, serial holdings, historical materials and more. The focus of the collection is primarily engineering and research.  The TIC also includes the FM Global Historical Collection, dating back to 1835 and the founding of the company. You may experience working with the collection, possibly including photographing and researching artifacts. 

 

FM Global, with its 180-year history, is a leading property insurer of the world's largest businesses, providing more than one-third of FORTUNE 1000-size companies with engineering-based risk management and property insurance solutions. FM Global helps clients maintain continuity in their business operations by drawing upon state-of-the-art loss-prevention engineering and research; risk management skills and support services; tailored risk transfer capabilities; and superior financial strength. To do so, we rely on a dynamic, culturally diverse group of employees, working in more than 100 countries, in a variety of challenging roles. 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Locating and organizing collections of publications
  • Scanning items to add to digital collections
  • Creating and/or editing catalog records
  • Foldering and boxing items for storage
  • Assisting with daily tasks such as shelving
  • Other responsibilities as needed

Qualifications and Skill: 

  • Currently enrolled in Master's in Library and Information Services/Studies is required
  • Detail oriented
  • Electronic cataloging skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong desire to learn about features and functions of corporate libraries
  • Must be able to lift boxes weighing up to 35 pounds, bend and climb 

 

Location: Norwood, MA

20 hours per week - flexible

Total of 200 hours or 10 weeks

Paid internship

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Reference Librarian, Land O' Lakes Library, Land O Lakes, FL

This job is open until November 29, at Midnight.

Starting Salary: $38,100.00

Pay Grade: P32

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

Department: Libraries Services

Location: Dade City, Hudson and Land O' Lakes

General Description: Professional library work responsible for providing professional level juvenile and young adult reader's advisory, reference, and programming in the public library system.

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

Essential Job Functions: Provides juvenile and young adult reader's advisory and reference services to adults as directed. Coordinates toddler, preschool and youth and teen programs per schedule approved by the Branch Manager and the Youth Services Coordinator. Coordinates in-library tours of children's area for individuals and groups. Conducts outreach to schools, day care centers, parks & recreation centers and other designated agencies. Coordinates the Summer Reading Program, and the Summer Teen Volunteer Program at the branch library with the support of the Branch Manager, the Youth Services Coordinator, and other library staff. Recommends juvenile and young adult authors, titles, and subject areas to the Youth Services Coordinator and Collection Development Coordinator for collection development. Weeds juvenile and young adult collection per guidelines established by the Youth Services Coordinator and Collection Development Coordinator. Participates in in-service training for County Library Youth Services Program.

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of current principles of juvenile and young adult library service.
  • Knowledge of juvenile and young adult materials.
  • Knowledge of public library organizations and operations.
  • Knowledge of library automation procedures and practices.
  • Ability to work without close supervision.
  • Ability to work effectively with library patrons, employees and the general public.
  • Ability to deal with diverse elements simultaneously.
  • Ability to plan and assign work to paraprofessional and clerical library staff.
  • Ability to train and instruct library patrons and staff.
  • Ability to operate the library automation systems, microcomputers, microfilm reader/printers, and audio-visual equipment.
  • Ability to understand and apply complex oral and written instructions, including library policies and procedures.
  • MUST BE ABLE TO WORK EVENINGS AND SATURDAYS.
  • One year of library experience preferred.

Minimum Requirements:

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

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

LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS OR REGISTRATIONS: Possession of a valid driver's license.

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

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

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

Apply here.

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Call for Applications: Beta Phi Mu Scholarship 2019

2019 Beta Phi Mu Scholarship Season is Now Open 

The Beta Phi Mu International Library and Information Studies Honor Society (Beta Phi Mu) is pleased to announce the opening of the 2019 Scholarship Season. Applications are now being accepted for the following awards:

  • The Sarah Rebecca Reed Scholarship of $2,250 for a student beginning library/information studies in an ALA-accredited school or other approved program.
  • The Blanche E. Woolls Scholarship for School Library Media Service of $2,250 for a student beginning Library and Information Studies at an ALA-accredited school or an AASL-recognized school with the intention of pursuing a career in school library media service.
  • The Harold Lancour Foreign Research Fellowship of $1,750 for a professional librarian pursuing a robust LIS-related research project to be conducted in a country outside of Canada/USA.

Applicants do not need to be members of Beta Phi Mu to apply for these awards. Links to applications are now available on the Beta Phi Mu website. All application materials must be submitted online by the March 15, 2019 deadline. Award announcement will be made at the Beta Phi Mu program at the ALA Annual Meeting in June, 2019. 

For more information:
Beta Phi Mu International Library and Information Studies Honor Society: 
http://www.betaphimu.org/
Beta Phi Mu Membership Scholarship Information: 
https://www.betaphimu.org/scholarships.html

Contact:
Alison Lewis, Executive Director, Beta Phi Mu - 267-361-5018 executivedirector@betaphimu.org

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Electronic Records Analyst, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Electronic Records Analyst

Records Analyst 1

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. The Electronic Records Analyst provides expertise and leadership, and serves as a member of various collaborative teams to develop frameworks for 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. The Electronic Records Analyst reports to the University Records Manager.

 

The search will remain open until November 21, 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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LLAMA New Professionals Community of Practice Buddy Program

Are you a new ALA Midwinter attendee and would like tips on how to get the most out of your conference experience?

Are you an experienced ALA Midwinter attendee and willing to share your experience and advice?

The LLAMA New Professionals Community of Practice Buddy Program is here to pair Learning Buddies with Experienced Buddies in order to get the most out of your conference experience and learn about LLAMA (the Library Leadership and Management Association) in the process.  

Learning/New means whatever it means to you; you can be starting a new job or organization, trying out a different area of librarianship, or just brand new to it all! And if you're at all experienced attending and being actively engaged in ALA Midwinter, we'd love to hear from you to help others navigate the conference.

Your commitment is to meet at least once with your Buddy at the ALA conference. The benefit of meeting a new colleague, helping someone navigate the ALA exhibit hall or find the best sessions is priceless.  

If you are interested in being a Learning Buddy, fill out this form: http://bit.ly/alamw19BPLearning

If you are interested in being an Experienced Buddy, fill out this form: http://bit.ly/alamw19BPExperienced

We will make every effort to match Buddies with common interests and availability. Matching will begin after December 17, 2018. Please sign up today!

If you have any questions, please contact a member of the LLAMA New Professional Buddy Program Committee: npsbuddy [at] gmail.com

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Training Program Coordinator, NIH Library, Bethesda, MD

The NIH Library is pleased to announce an exciting employment opportunity for an exceptional candidate to serve as NIH Library Training Program coordinator, helping National Institutes of Health (NIH) researchers and staff learn and apply a variety of skills and analysis techniques to their research. This is a GS-9/11/12, Librarian position. If you have experience providing instruction and leadership for training programs and want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining the NIH Library team.
 
We expect to announce this vacancy on USAJOBS.gov on November 29, 2018 and the application will be open for five calendar days. The application period reflects the NIH's effort to hire talented people quickly. You may preview the draft announcements now at www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/516131800 and www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/516132100 but you will not be able to apply until November 29th.

We encourage you to create or update your USAJOBS.gov account and profile now so you will be ready to apply when this job is announced. As part of the application process, it may be necessary to upload copies of degree transcripts. We also encourage you to set up email notifications for job announcements. Please visit the USAJOBS.gov Help Center at www.usajobs.gov/Help/faq for more information.


Major responsibilities of the position are as follows. 

Serves as team leader and coordinator for training, identifying goals and objectives and developing strategies to meet them. Recommends guidelines, policies, and procedures.
Ensures that administrative tasks, such as collecting, analyzing, and reporting statistics documenting service levels and trends, are accomplished. Manages monthly workflow of class creation, promotion, and execution of over 150 classes per year.

Coordinates with instructors on year-long curriculum creation for their service areas.  Coordinates classes from outside vendors and guest speakers, including a program of instruction in the use of library databases and analytical tools. 

Supports instructors in improving their teaching by leveraging latest thinking in adult learning and in-person and virtual instruction. Streamlines training, including promotion, completion certificates, and standardizing core class delivery.

Develops and coordinates recorded tutorial promotion and exposure on the library website. Provides reference and research services in response to requests for information relating to biomedical subjects.

Acts as information advisor and consultant to NIH scientists and staff to aid them in locating, accessing, identifying, and managing information. Develops approaches and methods for solving information problems associated with biomedical subjects. Evaluates, recommends, and supports electronic resources, such as software applications pertinent to the training program, and develops and implements new applications and user services.

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Education & Research Services Librarian, McGoogan Library of Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE

Education & Research Services Librarian 

The McGoogan Library of Medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) in Omaha, NE seeks an innovative and collaborative Education and Research Services (E&RS) librarian to join a team of faculty librarians. Through this recruitment, the library is looking to grow depth in assessment, in development of online learning modules, and in integration of education technologies. 

Reporting to the head of education and research, the Education & Research Services Librarian provides research and education services to faculty, staff, and students; provides instruction on the effective use of library resources; provides education on information literacy competencies; and provides expert literature search services in support of patient care, clinical quality improvement, and research projects. 

The McGoogan Library follows a liaison model. All E&RS librarians liaise with colleges or departments to develop collaborative, productive relationships with people in academic and research roles. Together with E&RS faculty, this librarian promotes the role of the library as a partner in research, teaching, and education, develops research guides, and contributes to the library's outreach and advocacy efforts. 

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience providing information literacy instruction to graduate and professional students;
  • Advanced literature searching skills in health sciences and biomedical databases;
  • Experience cultivating relationships with faculty;
  • Experience conducting outreach or advocating on behalf of the library; and
  • Enthusiasm for working in an academic health sciences environment.

Faculty librarians participate in campus service and receive support to pursue professional development. This is not a tenure-leading faculty position, but all librarians may elect to pursue tenure. An MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution is required. Minimum salary is $55,000 per year.  

About McGoogan Library of Medicine

The McGoogan Library of Medicine, as one of the nation's major health science libraries, serves the information needs of UNMC students, faculty, and staff, as well as licensed Nebraska health professionals and residents of Nebraska. The library provides timely access to high quality collections of print and electronic materials, develops applications of information technology, promotes the development of information management skills that support lifelong learning, and promotes networking and the integration of information. The library occupies 57,820 square feet of space which includes over 350 study seats, 16 group study rooms, a state-of-the-art training room with advanced technology, an eLearning Development Laboratory, and 29 public work stations. Library resources include over 190,000 print and electronic volumes, an extensive collection of multimedia and anatomical models, a History of Medicine collection, and rare books and manuscripts. The library building will undergo a major renovation during the next two years.     

About UNMC

As Nebraska's only public academic health sciences center, UNMC is committed to the education of a 21st century health care work force, to finding cures and treatments for devastating diseases, to providing the best care for patients, and to serving our state and its communities through award-winning outreach. The Nebraska Medicine system, anchored by Nebraska Medical Center, a tertiary/quaternary academic medical center on the UNMC campus, offers 39 specialty and primary care clinics and 50 specialties and sub-specialties. Each of our five UNMC campus sites is its own community, connected to a greater community. 

About Omaha  

Currently the 42nd largest city in the United States, the Omaha metropolitan area is home to over 900,000 people who welcome visitors with open arms and authentic Midwestern hospitality. Founded in 1854, the city of Omaha has always been a dynamic, energetic city continually transforming itself. In our livable, right-sized city, you will find everything you might be looking for, including:

  • Cultural, entertainment, and sporting venues,
  • Lakes and rivers for fishing, sailing, and kayaking,
  • A well-developed trail system for runners, bikers, and hikers,
  • Gardens, green-spaces, and farm-to-table growers,
  • An amazing network of makers and inventors, and
  • Thriving academic and professional communities.

The Omaha metropolitan area offers a variety of excellent K-12 educational options and is a great place to raise a family. Omaha is within easy driving distance from Chicago, Denver, Kansas City, and Minneapolis, and is home to a convenient regional airport. 

Application

UNMC is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work and learning environment free from discrimination and harassment, where everyone feels valued, respected and included.  Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. 

Review of applications will begin as received. Priority consideration will be given to those submitting applications by December 1, 2018; applications will be accepted until position is filled. To apply: unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/39301 

UNMC does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment. 

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Assistant Supervisor, Public Services for Technology, Newton Free Library, Newton, MA

Position Title:             Assistant Supervisor of Public Services for Technology

Department:              Library                                                

Location:                    Newton Free Library 330 Homer Street Newton, MA 02459

Salary Range:             $63,276 - $85,037 in 11 steps           

Grade:                        S10, AFSCME, Local 3092

Department Head:    Philip E. McNulty, Director               Posting: External

Date of Notice:            11/9/2018   

                                        

Newton Free Library seeks a creative, innovative, and user-focused librarian to join our management team as the Assistant Supervisor of Public Services for Technology. If you are passionate about making technology accessible and exciting in the public library for patrons and staff this might be your perfect opportunity!

Newton Free Library is one of the most active libraries in the state and each day patrons flood the library in need of our technology services and equipment. The enthusiasm and support of technology in our community led to the creation and opening of a brand new computer lab for instructional classes and a dedicated Makerspace this year. This position is responsible for service outcomes in our heavily used Tech Center, overseeing and presenting STEAM and technology programming, staff training, library technical support, and the development of new initiatives for the library. You'll supervise our Digital Communications Librarian, collaborate with our Library Network Technician, and lead a strong interdepartmental team of staff called the "Tech Squad" that are trained to assist with technology support and public programming.  This position is an integral part of the library's Public Services Department supervisory team and the library's leadership and planning team.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a dedication to user experience and service, an ability to work well with staff and public of all skill levels, a vision of how technology can advance library service and the requisite understanding of library computer and software systems. He or she will be a strong librarian with solid experience in library reference service. Dedication to fostering a positive collaborative work environment is a must. There will also be specific collection development responsibilities, service desk coverage including on evenings and weekends, public program presentations, and opportunities to represent the library at related meetings, events and conferences.

Qualifications: Masters in Library Science and three to five years of library experience, or equivalent. Extensive demonstrated knowledge of computer technologies deployed in libraries, including server operation, networks, operating systems, and wireless networks.

To apply, submit a completed application, resume and cover letter addressed to Philip McNulty, Library Director, using the City of Newton's online application process at https://cityofnewton.hyrell.com by the close of business on November 26, 2018.

 

The City of Newton is an Equal Opportunity Employment/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Gallery Intern, Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

Gallery Attendant / GIS Intern, part time

Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library Boston, MA

 

Position Description:

The Gallery Attendant / GIS Intern will serve as the first face of the Leventhal Map & Education Center exhibition gallery, and work with the GIS team in creating digital resources aimed at fostering discovery and access to the Map Center's historical map collection. The Gallery Attendant / GIS Intern will spend on average approximately 10 hours a week monitoring the gallery, and approximately 5 hours / week georeferencing a collection of nineteenth century urban atlases.

 

This is a part-time position. The duration of the internship is flexible, depending upon applicant's educational goals and other responsibilities. Compensation: $11/hour during 2018; $12 beginning January 1, 2019. Gallery shifts will be Fridays 10 - 5, and Sundays 1 - 5. This position is subject to a CORI check.

 

Intern - Gallery Attendant Responsibilities (~10 hours / week):

  • Arrive ten minutes prior to gallery open time to set up station, unlock doors, check to make sure brochures are filled, and ensure gallery is presentable
  • Greet visitors and make them feel welcome
  • Serve as a point person for researchers, providing reference and directing rare materials requests to appropriate library staff
  • Field questions about map exhibitions and the Center's collection
  • Lead approximately one gallery tour per month
  • Generate social media content with the goal of promoting the Center
  • Collect and report data on visitor impressions and questions for curators to review
  • Perform general administrative and library tasks
  • Adhere to Intern Expectations and the policies of the Leventhal Map & Education Center and the Boston Public Library.

 

Intern - Geospatial Assistant Responsibilities (~5 hours / week):

  • Contribute geographic metadata to a collection of urban atlases spanning from 1861-1965
  • Develop and implement electronic tools that facilitate visitors' discovery of and access to the Leventhal Center's historical map collection
  • Develop and implement learning materials such as workshops, tutorials, and library guides in collaboration with Leventhal Center's Education team
  • Develop programming to increase visibility of library resources
  • Perform general administrative and library tasks

 

 

 

 Required Qualifications:

  • Interest in museums/ and or libraries and geospatial technologies
  • Ability to perform routine tasks on a Windows PC and Microsoft Office
  • Ability to complete detailed work with a high degree of consistency and accuracy
  • Able to respectfully and effectively work with diverse visitors and staff
  • Ability to solve problems independently as well as collaboratively
  • Interest in learning to use unfamiliar tools, software, and hardware
  • Availability of one (1) weekend gallery shift, either Saturday 10 - 5 or Sunday 1 - 5

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience studying GIS (in any discipline), history, public history, library science, or museum studies
  • Interest in UI & UX design, data visualization, or digital humanities
  • Intermediate or Advanced knowledge of desktop GIS and/or web GIS technology
  • Experience with web development, including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Leaflet, or D3.js
  • Experience with any of the following: Adobe Creative Cloud, Microsoft Access, Carto, StoryMaps, QGIS, or Github
  • Proficiency in language(s) other than English

 

To Apply:

Please attach a PDF document including a resume and cover letter to blipton@bpl.org. Applications submitted without a cover letter will not be considered. The applicant's cover letter should speak to how their particular set of interests and skills will contribute to the goals and responsibilities described in this listing, and to the Leventhal Map Center mission at large.

 

About the Map Center:

The Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library develops programs  which inspire curiosity and learning among people of all ages by using cartographic materials to illuminate history, geography, world cultures, science, and contemporary issues.

  • We are an independent nonprofit organization in a long-term strategic partnership with the Boston Public Library to advance a shared mission of education and engagement, and to steward the Library's cartographic collection in concert with its policies.
  • We make resources freely accessible and engaging to the public through our exhibitions, publications, lectures, workshops, classes, family programs, and website.
  •  We teach students of all levels, develop and disseminate K-12 lesson plans, and train teachers to use maps effectively and creatively in the classroom.
  •  We build, preserve, and digitize the cartographic collections of the Boston Public Library, Norman B. Leventhal, and the Map & Education Center, which date from the 15th century to the present.
  • We supplement the collections with digital material of historical and educational importance from partner institutions and private collections.
  •  We promote the use of the collections for academic and public research. 

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Service Desk Coordinator, Emerson College Library, Boston, MA

As the most senior library staff member during evening and weekend hours, the Service Desk Coordinator is primarily responsible for the smooth operation of the library's spaces and services at these times. They provide reference and research assistance to students, faculty, and staff. The person in this position facilitates access to circulating, reserve, and media collections. May require holiday hours. Salary is pro-rated, based on a 29 hour workweek.

This is a bargaining unit position. In this position, you will be exclusively represented by the Service Employees International Union, Local 888 for purposes of wages, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.

Required:

Enrollment in an ALA-accredited MLS program with completion of the basic reference class. Familiarity with using reference collections, library catalogs and other electronic resources including full text databases and internet resources.

Demonstrated experience in training and directing the work of part-time employees, student workers, interns, or volunteers.

Aptitude and communication skills to provide excellent service in person, over the phone, and via chat and email.

Familiarity with Microsoft Windows and Apple operating systems environment. Ability to use and troubleshoot computers, iPads, printers, scanners, microfilm reader/printers, and copiers.

Preferred:

Familiarity with Ex Libris Voyager integrated library system, MediaNet media booking system, Dean Evans Associates EMS room reservation system, and Gimlet statistical tracking.

Interest in other areas of library operations including, but not limited to, instruction, information literacy, digital initiatives, distance learning, cataloging and outreach.

Required Documents

  1. Resume or CV
  2. Cover Letter
To apply online, see here.

Here is the link: https://emerson.peopleadmin.com/postings/18473

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

Assistant Professor

College of Information Studies, University of Maryland

 

Best Consideration Date: 11/21/2018

 

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

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

 

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

 

Position Duties/Responsibilities:

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

 

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

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

 

Minimum Qualifications:

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

 

Preferred Qualifications:

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

 

Campus/College Information:

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

 

Diversity Statement:

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

 

Hiring and appointment is subject to College and University approval.

 

To apply you will need to provide:

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

 

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

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Intern, Northeastern University School of Law, Boston, MA

Northeastern University School of Law

Law Library Intern (Temporary, Part-time)

If you are looking to experience the many different functions librarians perform at a specialty library - from reference to circulation - then this Law Library Intern is the opportunity for you! Northeastern Law School is just a short fifteen minute walk from Simmons!

Responsibilities

  • Providing reference and circulation staffing at the InfoDesk
  • Intern will "float" among multiple library departments, assisting with various tasks 
  • Providing professional reference service to the library's varied users - including faculty, staff, students, alumni and the researching public
  • Supporting librarians with faculty research needs
  • Preparing and updating print and electronic research guides and other library publications
  • Supporting librarians in locating, retrieving and photocopying material needed for teaching, and doing trial runs of legal research exercises
  • Assisting with collection maintenance tasks as needed
  • Other duties as assigned by staff

Qualifications

  • Current enrollment in an ALA-accredited graduate level library program
  • Previous library or law library reference experience and/or J.D. is preferred, but not necessary; we are happy to train the right candidate!

Applicants should be detail oriented, well organized, able to work independently and comfortable as part of a team. Strong communication skills and flexibility are essential. 

We are hiring two interns at 20 hours per week each, to be scheduled between 8:00am and 5:00pm Monday-Friday, with lunch as arranged with your supervisor.  Hours must be worked on-site. 

Salary is $18 per hour. The position is not benefits-eligible.

The internship would start as soon as possible but we can be flexible. It would continue until the end of June 2019, or earlier as negotiated.

Please send cover letter and resume to Scott Akehurst-Moore at s.akehurstmoore@northeastern.edu and Elliott Hibbler at l.hibbler@northeasern.edu. Indicate "Law Library Intern Application" in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please.

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Faculty Librarians, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA

Western Washington University is located in Bellingham, Washington, on the ancestral homelands of the Lummi Nation and the Nooksack Tribe, Indigenous Peoples who have lived in the Salish Sea basin and the North Cascades watershed from time immemorial. The university acknowledges historical injustices, seeks respectful relationships with our indigenous neighbors, and expresses gratitude for their ongoing stewardship of our shared lands and waterways.

Bellingham is a community of 88,500 with the advantages of a larger city and the charm of a coastal town. Amenities include a robust arts scene, a thriving local and sustainable food movement, and ample opportunities for outdoor recreation, with proximity to two major metropolitan areas, Seattle and Vancouver, British Columbia. 

Western Washington University, with over 15,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. Western is the highest-ranking public, master's-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2017 U.S. News & World Report rankings.

Western Libraries supports Western's mission, which states that together with our students, staff, and faculty, we are committed to making a positive impact in the state and the world with a shared focus on academic excellence and inclusive achievement. We encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and other candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and with diverse experiences interested in this opportunity.

Due to several retirements, Western Libraries invites applications for up to four full-time, tenure-track Teaching & Learning Division librarians. These librarians will support integrated literacies such as research, writing, and reading, and also serve as subject librarians for the sciences, social sciences, or humanities.

All 4 positions are full-time, tenure-track in support of research, writing, and reading academic literacies. Librarians at Western work with a diverse constituency of students, faculty, staff, and community members. They also facilitate workshops, develop inclusive curricula and learning objects, engage in ongoing professional development to build cultural competence, and collaborate on the collections team. At Western, librarians participate in faculty shared governance and engage in scholarship and professional service. Western is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

Librarians in the Teaching & Learning Division have a primary focus on supporting research, writing, and reading academic literacies. They also serve as subject librarians to support students and faculty within Western's on- and off-campus programs. Among the librarians recruited, we will be looking for individuals to support our government information and map collections. Specific position responsibilities include the following:

  • Consult with diverse constituencies, including students, faculty, staff, and community members.
  • Facilitate workshops and other course-specific instructional sessions, tours, and orientations.
  • Teach undergraduate credit courses, supporting the culturally unique needs of Western's student body.
  • Participate in the university's shared governance and serve on committees and task forces to support a collaborative and equitable organizational culture, and advance the curricular role of the Libraries.
  • Engage in professional development to build cultural competence and stay abreast of current educational practices that support the evolving needs of diverse populations.
  • Create and implement inclusive curricula, learning objects, outreach initiatives, and services for assigned subject areas or collection formats.
  • Serve as a member of the Libraries' collection team to collaboratively shape collections that represent, serve, and support diverse constituencies, including historically underrepresented groups and a wide range of social identities.
  • Engage in creation of scholarship
  • Fulfill responsibilities in ways that provide equitable and inclusive learning environments for all students

To see the full position announcement or to apply, please see: http://employment.wwu.edu/cw/en-us/job/496275/faculty-librarian.

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Assistant Professor, Digital Strategies Librarian, Oakland University, Rochester, MI

Oakland University's Kresge Library seeks an innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented individual to join us as an Assistant Professor and Digital Strategies Librarian to provide leadership for the Library's digital initiatives in its teaching-focused environment.

In collaboration with both faculty and staff, the Digital Strategies Librarian explores, discovers, acquires, plans, implements, and manages digital projects and assets. Successful applicants to this position will possess technical skills and strong project management experience, as well as high-level knowledge of digital collections, metadata creation/maintenance, digital archiving, and preservation. Candidates must demonstrate experience with or a commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing leadership in prioritizing and managing digital initiatives throughout the project lifecycle for both digitized and born-digital items, including recommendations for related hardware/software and funding opportunities

  • Designing, documenting, and overseeing efficient digital production workflows that may involve stakeholders from library and university departments

  • Engaging with a variety of preservation tools and employing metadata standards, controlled vocabularies, and archival schema as appropriate, while keeping abreast of emerging trends in these areas

  • Ensuring best practices for digital collections as they relate to preservation, copyright, usability, and accessibility

  • Collaborating with subject librarians and disciplinary faculty to enhance discovery of digital collections for teaching and research purposes

  • Contributing to broader scholarly conversations through publications and presentations

  • Participating in library, university, and professional service activities

Minimum qualifications:

  • Master of Library Science degree or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program.

  • Experience working on digital projects employing best practices in collection processing, description, access, management, and preservation.

This is a tenure-track faculty position with an eight-month schedule. Salary will be determined by credentials and experience. Oakland University offers excellent fringe benefits including TIAA/CREF and Fidelity retirement plans.

Oakland University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.


FOR MORE INFORMATION, AND TO APPLY ONLINE, PLEASE SEE FULL POSTING AT: http://jobs.oakland.edu/postings/15224

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Call for Papers: GKMC Special Issue

This is a call for papers on community and small archives for a special issue of Global Knowledge, Memory and Communication

Recently there has been noticeable growth in discussion around community and small archives. Such archives may be stand-alone or part of other organisations such as schools, universities, historic societies, churches, cultural or indigenous communities, and local government or quasi-government organisations. They are often the result of local or community initiatives (where community does not necessarily have a geographic meaning). The notion of critical archiving and giving voice to the marginalised and non-elites is another important aspect, and community archives are considered to challenge the dominant modes of archival practice. Yet the realities of day-to-day practice in small archives are not widely understood or acknowledged by the mainstream or formal archive sector, and it can be difficult to identify key themes or concerns for community and small archives.

Papers are requested that explore the nature and use of community and small archives, their collections and management, and their place in the wider cultural heritage industries. Practitioner perspectives and case studies are especially encouraged.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:
  • Community archives and digital heritage
  • The management of community and small archives including the use of volunteers, access, funding, governance, and strategy
  • Diversity and discrimination vs the neutrality of the archives
  • Social justice and community archives
  • The nature and diversity of collections in community archives including digital collections and the issues around digital preservation and/or digitisation
  • The use of community archives in digital humanities and local history
  • Training and professional development for community archivists and archives staff
  • Case studies and practitioner perspectives on the role, purpose, and place of community archives
  • Cross-sectoral and shared practice around small and community archives or collections
  • The place of community archives in the wider archival environment
  • The place of community archives in the cultural heritage industries

Submission deadline: 15 February 2019

Guest Editors:
Sarah Welland
Open Polytechnic of New Zealand
sarah.welland@openpolytechnic.ac.nz

Dr Amanda Cossham
Open Polytechnic of New Zealand
amanda.cossham@openpolytechnic.ac.nz

Further information can be found here:
Community and small archives: evaluating, preserving, accessing, and engaging with community-based archival heritage http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/call_for_papers.htm?id=8127

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Call for Applications: Medical Library Association's Scholarship

Are you interested in pursuing a career in health sciences librarianship? If so, please consider applying for the Medical Library Association's Scholarship.

 

Each year, the Medical Library Association (MLA) awards a scholarship to one library school student who shows excellence in scholarship and potential for a career in health sciences librarianship. The student selected for the scholarship will receive up to $5,000, a one-year student membership to MLA, and free student registration for the MLA annual meeting.

 

The 2019 MLA Annual Meeting will be held in Chicago, IL from May 3-8. The meeting provides an opportunity to learn about health sciences librarianship and all of the different types of careers that are available. It's also a great opportunity to network with current members at all levels. And you can attend the job center where you can get advice about applying for library positions and have your resume reviewed by experience professionals. To learn more about the upcoming Annual Meeting, go to: https://www.mlanet.org/mla19.

 

More information about the scholarship and the application requirements are available at: https://www.mlanet.org/page/mla-scholarshipApplication Deadline: December 1

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Edward W. Pell Graduate Fellowships, Fort Ticonderoga Museum, Ticonderoga, NY

Fort Ticonderoga offers four graduate fellowships for students seeking a practical, hands-on experience at a historic site and museum with cutting-edge programs. Positions available June 10-August 16, 2019, include fellowships in Exhibitions, Collections Management, and Education. Fort Ticonderoga seeks graduate students in museum studies, art history, decorative arts, museum education, public history, history, American studies, or military history.

Fellows need to be self-motivated and able to work independently as well as contribute to a dedicated team to create and develop ground-breaking exhibitions and programs for a diverse audience. Qualified undergraduates are welcome to apply. While working individually with their project supervisors, fellows will also meet and work together throughout the two-month experience. Fellows will have an opportunity to work with the Fort's professional staff as part of our team-approach to all major projects.

Each Graduate Fellow will receive a $2,500 stipend plus housing on-site.

Graduate and qualified undergraduate students interested in applying for an Edward W. Pell Graduate Fellowship should visit http://www.fortticonderoga.org/education/university-partnerships/graduate-fellowships or contact Rich Strum, Director of Academic Programs, at rstrum@fort-ticonderoga.org for more information. Individual descriptions for each fellowship are available on the website. All applications for Graduate Fellowships are due by January 15, 2019. Successful applicants will be notified by February 20, 2019.

SALARY RANGE: $2,500

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Development Intern, Nantucket Historical Association, Nantucket, MA

The Nantucket Historical Association is seeking an enthusiastic individual interested in non-profit fundraising to join the Development team as an intern. The Development department raises funds to support core museum activities including exhibitions, education initiatives, public programs, conservation projects, capital projects, and more.

Qualifications: Attention to detail with good organizational skills, Ability to work independently and see projects through from start to finish, Ability to work on a variety of tasks with an upbeat attitude, Excellent computer skills, especially with Microsoft Office, Excellent interpersonal skills.

Intern will: Learn best practices in fundraising, Assist with event planning, including staffing of events, Assist with assembling kits and mailings for current and prospective donors, Gain skills in data entry and database management, Assist in designing, executing, and analyzing department surveys, Interface with members and donors, Collaborate with other NHA departments as needed.

This intern will report to the Associate Director of Development.

The internship begins in January, 2019 with a flexible start date. It includes a stipend of $2,500 for a 12 week period, housing, a Nantucket Regional Transportation Authority bus pass, and access to a bike. They will be expected to work 40 hours/week.

Cover letter, resume, and two references should be emailed to Amy Durbin at adurbin@nha.org or c/o Nantucket Historical Association, PO Box 1016, Nantucket, MA 02554. The Nantucket Historical Association is an equal opportunity employer.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: 2,500.00

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Director of Administration, Olana State Historic Site, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Hudson, NY

Olana was the 19th century home, studio and designed landscape of Hudson River School artist Frederic Edwin Church (1826-1900), his wife Isabel and their four children. The 250 acre historic estate features an elaborately stenciled, Persian-inspired mansion filled with original sketches, studies and paintings by one of the mid-19th century's most famous artists. A diverse decorative arts collection includes objects from around the world.

The selected candidate will be the highest-ranking State Official at the Olana State Historic Site and is responsible for the overall development and management of the facility.

Organizations, and educational groups in coordination with TOP; Operational Needs: Must demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively with a constituents, including The Olana Partnership, donors, volunteers, researchers, contractors and park patrons; Possess knowledge of historical programming, collections management and historical interpretation; Possess leadership experience in historic preservation and community-based projects; Possess and maintain a valid driver's license; Possess strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities/activities; Possess strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities/activities; Possess the ability to effectively communicate with staff and park patrons, and prepare written material and reports as needed; Must be capable of coordinating teams and supervising employees; Must be available to work weekends and holidays.

Please forward your application and resume, if available, to: Albany.Employment@parks.ny.gov or mail to Lynne Harting, NYS OPRHP, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12238.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: 90,000-110,000

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Executive Director, Godfrey Memorial Library, Middletown, CT

Position Description

Library Director - Godfrey Memorial Library, Middletown, CT

The Godfrey Memorial Library in Middletown, Connecticut is searching for an Executive Director. The Godfrey is a non-profit member library of Genealogy and Family History with an extensive collection of genealogies, histories and reference material, along with a web site which includes unique content. The ideal candidate should possess a bachelor's degree, experience in genealogical research, an understanding of the genealogy business, community and trends therein, a background in genealogical business generation, knowledge of fund raising for non-profit organizations, some background in web site operations and development, the basics of financial management, and management experience in library operations. This is a full-time salaried position which will require either three or four days a week on-site presence, plus two half-day Saturdays a month.  Salary will be commensurate with experience. 

Please submit your resume and a cover letter explaining reasons for your interest, salary requirements, particular qualifications and attributes you would bring to this position to: Director Search, Godfrey Memorial Library, 134 Newfield Street, Middletown, CT 06457-2534 or by email to DirectorSearch@godfrey.org.    

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Cataloging and Metadata Librarian, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA

Cataloging and Metadata Librarian

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

Duties and Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications:

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

To Apply:

Send resume and cover letter to Michelle Major (mmajor@nehgs.org), Director of Human Resources, New England Historic Genealogical Society.  Review of applications is ongoing and will continue until the position is filled.

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Online Learning Librarian, University of Houston Libraries, Houston, TX

Online Learning Librarian University of Houston Libraries


The University of Houston seeks a creative, learner-focused Online Learning Librarian to join the Instruction Team within the Liaison Services Department. The instruction team's approach to teaching is rooted in learner-centered pedagogy and critical inquiry, with the intent of cultivating inclusive learning environments. The Online Learning Librarian will bring this same spirit to leading the Libraries' online learning initiatives and creating learning experiences for hybrid, synchronous, and asynchronous courses. The librarian will facilitate the development cycle of core information literacy modules; design point-of-need library instruction; integrate information literacy content into the UH learning management system; and apply Universal Design for Learning principles to online teaching. The librarian will also collaborate with subject librarians to enhance online information literacy education within academic departments at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

This is a teaching-focused position, both within the traditional classroom and online. As a member of the Instruction Team, the Online Learning librarian will contribute to the development, teaching, and assessment of select undergraduate face-to-face information literacy programs.

Salary: $62,000 to $64,000 expected hiring range, depending on qualifications

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted at: libraries.uh.edu/about/employment/...

Please also visit the University of Houston Libraries Employment page for more information: libraries.uh.edu/about/employment/.

We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. MINORITIES, WOMEN, VETERANS AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

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Multiple Opportunities, Sno-Isle Libraries, Marysville, WA

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

THE APPLICATION PROCESS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#1: Enterprise Infrastructure and Operations Manager

Location: Service Center
Pay Range: $7,994.13 - $11,191.78 Monthly
Hours per week: 40
Job Requisition: 14656

Closing Date: December 2, 2018, 9:59pm

Job Summary
The position is responsible for providing leadership and direction in the effective, efficient and secure delivery of all third-party and internally managed IT and cyber infrastructure used to support all business processes across the Library. The Enterprise Infrastructure and Operations Manager contributes to the development and execution of the enterprise-wide IT strategy, and ensures its alignment with the Library's business strategy and the delivery of capabilities required to achieve business success.

Essential Functions
Provide strategic and operational direction and oversight for the design, development, operation and support of IT systems that fulfill the needs of the Library, including the full life cycle of technical architecture, telecom, cybersecurity, risk management, infrastructure engineering, and infrastructure operations and service support.

Maintain currency on new technologies and platforms, provide direction on what emerging technologies should be assimilated, integrated and introduced within Sno-Isle Libraries to ensure IT capabilities respond to the needs of the Library's business strategy, and drive the development of enterprise technology standards, governance processes and performance metrics to ensure IT Infrastructure & Operations (I&O) delivers value to the Library.

Provide leadership, supervision, coaching and direction to the I&O staff.  This includes implementing leading-edge and innovative solutions for the recruitment, development and retention of the I&O workforce and working with HR and the IT management team to develop a "people strategy" that aligns with the Library.

Work with the Enterprise Systems Manager and Library staff to develop, enhance and maintain Disaster Recovery services including regular testing of the Sno-Isle IT Disaster Recovery Plan.

Work with the IT Manager to set the mission and vision of the IT department to foster a service-oriented culture and growth mindset driven by continual service improvement techniques and lead the development of infrastructure and operations strategy to ensure integration with IT and Library strategic priorities.

Work with the IT management team on the service portfolio and governance required to prioritize resources, and develop and monitor the annual budget and expenditures in alignment with Library strategic priorities. Direct the development of I&O sourcing strategies and provide oversight for strategic vendor and partner relationship management.

Act as a trusted advisor, and build and maintains relationships with other IT leaders and business executives to develop a clear understanding of Library needs; ensure cost-effective delivery of IT services to meet those needs, and respond with agility to changing Library priorities. Leverage influencing and negotiation skills across IT and the Library to enable cost-effective and innovative shared solutions in achievement of Library goals.

#2: Library Associate - Not PERS Eligible


Location: Clinton
Pay Range: $24.12 - $33.05 Hourly
Hours per week: 15
Job Requisition: 14634

Closing Date: November 23, 2018

This Library Associate position is for someone who loves working with people of all ages, doing a variety of duties, and enjoys working with a friendly, experienced team of dedicated employees. The Clinton Library is just up the hill from the Clinton ferry dock on beautiful Whidbey Island. Staff work directly with the public throughout their shifts, balancing providing excellent personalized customer service, putting materials away, creating displays, and assisting with keeping the collection fresh and relevant. 

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

Job Summary

Perform skilled paraprofessional library support services to contribute to the Library District's effective operation. This position may include morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend hours including Sundays. Successful candidate may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on library needs.

Essential Functions
Provide general, basic reference and information service by: assisting customers in the use of library facilities, equipment, resources, and services. Refer complex readers' advisory and reference questions to a Librarian or appropriate staff member.

Provide courteous and efficient customer service by performing circulation desk tasks.

Create and present programming for all customer groups as assigned.

Develop program materials, including reading lists, promotional displays, and presentation materials.

Provide training to customers in basic library skills including the use of public computers, catalog and reference computers, Internet, and devices.

Assist customers in resolving technical problems or issues. Maintain and troubleshoot equipment utilized in a community library.

Perform other library support services including opening and closing buildings and assisting in maintaining the library in neat, clean, and orderly condition.

Perform collection maintenance activities through the use of reports and data, to include weeding the collection for condition as well as reallocation of library materials.

May be designated in charge of the community library in the absence of other supervisory staff or building manager

#3: Page II *Continuous* Job 12201
 

Pay Range: $15.00 - $20.89 Hourly (15 hrs/wk)

Sno-Isle Libraries is accepting applications for Page II positions on a continuous basis. Based on the need for positions or the functionality of this posting, we may suspend or discontinue it at any time.
 
This position may include morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend hours including Sundays. Successful candidate may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on library needs.
 
About the Process:
Please indicate your interest in specific community libraries by selecting them in the application's supplemental questionnaire. Those who are invited to an interview will be contacted by phone. Successful incumbents will then be placed in a retained pool and remain there until a position becomes available.

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

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

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

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

Assist with shelf readings as assigned.

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

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Call for Chapter Proposals: Social Future of Libraries

We are seeking contributions for a new book on The Social Future of Academic Libraries building on our panel session at ACRL 2017 viewing libraries through the lens of intellectual and social capital.

Our point of departure is the current focus in college and university libraries on engagement, partnerships, community development, and social relations. The social turn in academic librarianship requires new ways of working and new ways of thinking about the resources, services, and capabilities of the library and information workforce. Intellectual capital perspectives and social network theory can help librarians understand the demands of the current environment and develop effective responses for their communities.

The book is co-edited by Tim Schlak, Sheila Corrall, and Paul Bracke, and will be published by Facet Publishing. It will have three parts:

Part 1 will introduce the relevant theoretical, conceptual, and methodological frameworks;

Part 2 will explore the application of intellectual capital and social network theory to libraries as social organizations, and show how they can use the models and tools presented to evaluate and strengthen strategy, collaborations, leadership, and other aspects of library performance;

Part 3 will focus on implications for library policy and practice, professional education, and research.

Parts 1 and 3 will primarily be authored by the editors. The focus of our call for proposals is on Part 2. We are particularly interested in receiving proposals for chapters that discuss and illustrate the practical application of intellectual and social capital theory and concepts, including social network analysis, to issues currently facing academic libraries and librarians. The target length for contributed chapters is around 5,000 words (excluding references).

Potential areas of application include, but are not limited to:

  • strategic plannning 
  • space design
  • scholarly communication
  • information behavior
  • learner support 
  • library instruction 
  • academic liaison
  • partnership formation
  • relationship management
  • community outreach
  • organization development
  • user experience
  • service assessment.

We invite potential contributors to submit an abstract of 300-500 words, summarizing your proposed chapter, outlining your intended approach and structure, and indicating how it advances thinking and practice in the field. Please provide a working title for your contribution, up to six keywords highlighting the topics/issues to be discussed, and brief author bio (2-3 sentences) along with details of any related prior work.

The deadline for abstract submissions is Monday, January 7, 2019. Please send submissions as email attachments (Word or PDF files) by email to Tim Schlak at schlak@rmu.edu.

Prospective authors will receive feedback on their proposals by Monday, February 4, 2019.

Accepted authors must be able to submit complete chapters by Monday, April 29, 2019, to allow time for revisions and editing prior to submission to the publisher in June 2019.

We anticipate the book will be published in September 2019.

About the editors:

Tim Schlak is Dean of the University Library at Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, PA, where he advocates on behalf of the Library and positions it as an integral partner in the learning and scholarly processes of the University. Prior to joining Robert Morris in 2014, he was Library Director at Northwestern College in Orange City, where he spearheaded the $15M DeWitt Learning Commons project. Tim has authored several publications about the changing social context of libraries with particular emphasis on social capital and engagement.

Sheila Corrall is Professor of Library & Information Science at the University of Pittsburgh, PA, where she is lead faculty for academic information services. Her research interests include evolving roles in academic libraries, reflective practice in information work, and the application of business management concepts and models to information services. Sheila has a longstanding interest in managing intangible resources, and has published and presented papers on evaluating and mobilizing library intellectual assets for strategic advantage

Paul Bracke is Dean of Library Services at Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA, where he also provides leadership and oversight for the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs, and the Academic Technology Applications Support unit. From 2006 to 2016 he was Associate Dean for Research and Assessment and Associate Professor of Library Science at Purdue University Libraries. Paul has published and presented on the social relations of librarians and emerging roles for librarians, particularly in relation to research.

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Interns, City Internships, Multiple Locations

For this academic year, this organization is offering Winter, Spring and Summer Programs in 9 locations: London, Paris, New York, Washington D.C., Miami, Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston & San Francisco.

All of these programs feature a series of career-readiness classes, workshops and events centered around an internship placement at a leading company in an industry of interest to a student. 

Programs are open to students from any year and with any major; choose a placement in one of 9 career fields: Banking & Financial services; Consulting & Professional services; Law & Politics; Technology & Engineering; Marketing, Advertising & PR; Media, Entertainment & Journalism; Art, Fashion & Design; Start-ups & Entrepreneurship; Charities, NFPs & NGOs.

Students may apply now at: https://city-internships.com/apply

For more information, see here: City Internships 2018/19 Prospectus and also a printable Noticeboard Flyer.

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Call for Applications: Government Documents Scholarship

The nomination deadline for the 2019 David Rozkuszka Scholarship, selected by the GODORT Awards Committee, is December 1, 2018.   


W. David Rozkuszka Scholarship

The David Rozkuszka Scholarship provides financial assistance to an individual who is currently working with government documents in a library and is trying to complete a masters degree in library science. This award, established in 1994, is named after David Rozkuszka, former Documents Librarian at Stanford University. The award winner receives $3,000. 

Please apply using the documents on the Awards page at http://www.ala.org/rt/godort/awardscommittee and send submissions to the Awards Committee Chair, Emily Rogers (ecrogers@valdosta.edu).

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Librarian, Colby-Sawyer College, New London, NH

Colby-Sawyer College announces its search for a College Librarian at the Cleveland Library. This position provides leadership, strategic direction, and vision for the library; manages the day-to-day operations as well as short and long term planning of the Library and Archives. Fosters relationships among departments housed in the library building and collaborates with departments across campus

This is a full-time, 10 month position. The college offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, tuition benefits and fitness center membership.

 

Essential Job Functions:

  • Recruits, trains, and supervises Library staff. Confers regularly with staff to plan and coordinate activities, schedules, and workloads; assists with difficult or unusual tasks or problems.
  • Revises, updates, and administers library policies and procedures.
  • Works closely with Library staff on the selection, acquisition, processing and circulation of library materials and ensures that the Library's resources adequately support the curriculum of the College.
  • Fosters a culture of collaboration and service within the library and on campus.
  • Gathers, interprets, and evaluates data for studies, reports, and program assessment; coordinates department activities with other departments and agencies as needed.
  • Confers regularly with the Academic Vice President, other senior administrators and academic and administrative department heads, and various faculty and staff to plan, coordinate and evaluate services/facilities/systems, exchange information, investigate and resolve problems.
  • Oversees the library budget, develops strategies and budgets for the library, including collection development and management; monitors revenues and expenditures in assigned area to assure sound fiscal control; prepares annual budget requests; assures effective and efficient use of budgeted funds, personnel, materials, facilities, and time.
  • Coordinates library development and fund raising in collaboration with the Vice President for Advancement and other senior staff.
  • Performs the regular duties of a professional librarian: provides research & circulation assistance to library users, teaches research skills in the classroom, administers library website, catalogs newly-acquired materials, participates in collection management (selection & weeding).
  • Serves on College committees, as directed by the Academic Vice President. Represents the College to, and participate in, programs/activities of various professional and community Plan, perform and evaluate research functions focusing on the location and collection of financial, educational, professional or other relevant information on individuals, companies or To apply, go to www.colby-sawyer.edu and click "Employment" under the "Resources" tab at the bottom of the page. Please follow the instructions provided. Applications that do not comply with these instructions may be disqualified.

Qualifications

Required: Master's degree in library science from an ALA accredited school, plus four to six years of progressively responsible relevant professional experience, including library planning and management, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired. Excellent planning, organizational, administrative, writing, personnel and budget management skills. Ability to work effectively with College administrators, staff, faculty, and students, as well as various outside organizations.

Colby-Sawyer College is a comprehensive liberal arts institution located in beautiful central New Hampshire, recognized for the excellence of its academic and co-curricular programs. Our campus community considers it an essential and welcome aspect of their jobs to get to know, encourage, inspire and offer guidance to each of our students. Visit www.colby-sawyer.edu to learn more about our unique teaching and learning community.

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Interns, Liberty Mutual, Boston, MA

If you're enrolled in a graduate degree program and are curious to see if insurance is the right pursuit for you, a graduate-level internship at Liberty Mutual may be just the ticket. Positions span our entire organization and offer challenging assignments complimented by professional development sessions and ample opportunities to network. Openings are posted in early fall for the following summer.
There are 3 graduate-level Liberty Mutual internship opportunities.
You can find out more here:

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Call for Applications: Google's Applied Machine Learning Intensive

The focus of AMLI is to build the data engineering skills of students through a ten-week immersive experience that will complement what they've learned in their college careers.

AMLI uses a project-based curriculum with small cohorts of students, and takes place on host campuses throughout the country, many of which are women's colleges.

The application deadline for the spring launch at Mills is November 18th. The program at Mills will run February 11 to April 26. There will be four AMLI sites for summer 2019 (Agnes Scott, Bay Path, Heidelberg, and Scripps) and the application deadline for those cohorts is February 17th.

The ideal candidate would meet the following profile:

  • Upper level college students (juniors, seniors) and recent grads (This would be high school grads years 2013-2016)

  • Non CS majors who have taken some CS (2 intro level courses plus statistics)

  • Women and under-represented groups in tech

  • Students with an interest in data science and its application to their major area of study 

You can find more information on the Applied Machine Learning Intensive here. The semester-long program is completely free for those who are accepted, and uses a dynamic, project-based curriculum. If selected, you would be learning alongside a small cohort of peers, living on a college campus, and earning 9 credit hours for 10 weeks of full-time, immersive work. Google would really like to reach groups typically under-represented in tech for this program.

AMLI will be facilitated by an educational team made up of one instructor from the college and one instructor from Google. The curriculum has been developed with an eye toward making graduates as competitive as possible for the forecasted job market, and will be focused on technical skills that would be ideal for a broad range of industries. At the end of the program, Google will also provide career networking opportunities, both within Google and beyond.

If you think the program is a potential fit for you, you can submit an application for the first classes starting all over the country this spring and summer. The first deadline for the spring pilot that runs February - April is November 18th. You can also email applied-computing-series@google.com directly for more information.

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Track/Tenure Faculty, SISLT at University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION 

Open-rank Tenure-Track/Tenure Faculty

School of Information Science & Learning Technologies

(Job ID 28424) 

The School of Information Science and Learning Technologies (SISLT) - the iSchool at the University of Missouri-- seeks to recruit an energetic, highly motivated scholar who will contribute to the research, teaching, and administrative missions of the school in the MLIS, PhD, and certificate programs. We seek a candidate whose work complements current faculty research strengths in library and information sciences, and learning technologies. The ideal candidate will bring a high potential for grant funding in the areas of Human Information Behavior - specifically as it applies to professions such as journalism, medicine, nursing and engineering; Usability of Information Systems and Services, User Experience, and/or interdisciplinary information behaviors.

The successful candidate for this position will contribute to the department by:

  • Seeking and obtaining external funding through community and interdisciplinary engagement particularly in applying information behavior research to professional domains (e.g. journalism, medicine, nursing).
  • Engaging students and clients in usability and user experience research in the context of our Information Experience Laboratory (ielab.missouri.edu)
  • Successful teaching in online required and elective classes in a highly-ranked, ALA-Accredited MLIS program, the User Experience Certificate, and in face-to-face PhD program
  • Maintaining a vibrant and collaborative research agenda to strengthen our position as a member of the iCaucus and as a member of the American Association of Universities.
  • Seeking leadership roles in the School, College, University, and in relevant professional societies and organizations
  • Contributing to continuous improvement and accreditation efforts

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in information science or a closely related field at the time of appointment.
  • Demonstrated ability or potential for seeking external funding.
  • Applicants should have a record of research productivity and publication(s) in top-tier, peer-reviewed journals, and demonstrated success of teaching.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to teach both foundational and a variety of elective courses in a curriculum aligned with American Library Association (ALA) accreditation Standards.
  • High caliber teaching in an online format 
  • Research and / or teaching background in learning technologies and / or learning sciences.
  • Professional experience in libraries or other information organizations.
  • Senior level applicants should provide evidence of leadership in research, instruction, and service.

 

About the School of Information Science & Learning Technologies:

SISLT is one of five academic units within the College of Education. SISLT (sislt.missouri.edu) offers the Masters of Library and Information Science, Master of Science and Education Specialist degrees in Educational Technology, a Ph.D. degree in Information Science and Learning Technologies as well as several post-graduate certificates. SISLT faculty maintain active research programs across a spectrum of areas: librarianship and archives, scholarly publishing, digital humanities, metadata, information organization, digital libraries, information needs and uses, human-centered computing and user experience, learning analytics, designing games for learning, immersive technologies, and STEM education.

 

The mission of SISLT is to improve the professional practice of information specialists and learning technologists; advance research on information, learning, and performance; disseminate knowledge, products, and services to improve the quality of life for all; and advance the economic well-being of Missouri and the Nation. As a member of the iSchool consortium (http://ischools.org), SISLT faculty share the common fundamental interest in investigating and disseminating knowledge about the relationship between information, people, and technology. Our move to an online format has increased the geographic and racial diversity of our student body, which brings exciting new opportunities for teaching and research, in addition to our research relationships with other academic units within the University of Missouri. 

SISLT offers research space and support through the Allen Institute (http://alleninstitute.missouri.edu), a physical space that for SISLT faculty, staff, and students to engage in research and development activities. The Information Experience Lab (IE Lab) is a usability laboratory in the Allen Institute that conducts research and evaluates technology. The IE Lab provides space and advanced technological equipment for usability testing and information behavior research of websites and software for on-campus, statewide, and global clients. 

About the College: The College of Education is ranked among the top doctoral granting colleges of education in the country. Today, the College has a student population of approximately 1000 undergraduates and 1,600 graduate students, and over 100 faculty. The College is financially well positioned to invest in innovation. Annual expenditures for externally funded projects are approximately $20 million with funded projects in research, instruction and public service. Our research portfolio has increased significantly in recent years, and is poised for continued significant strategic growth. The College is a leader on the campus and is nationally recognized for its distance and online education programs.

About MU and the Surrounding Community: MU is the oldest state university west of the Mississippi River and the largest of the four institutions in the University of Missouri System. In 1867, MU became the first public university in the nation to open a college specific to teacher preparation. Cultural diversity is an important goal supported by the Department, College, and MU. More information is available on the web at: education.missouri.edu

MU is located in Columbia, a metropolitan community of approximately 130,000 that has been rated by Money Magazine, Men's Journal and MSN.COM as one of the best places to live in the U.S. MU has a student body of over 30,000, and is designated as a Carnegie Research University with very high research activity. MU is one of only six universities in the U.S. that is both the flagship and land grant institution housing medicine, veterinary medicine, and law on the same campus. As an AAU member institution since 1908, MU is recognized as one of the top research and educational institutions in the nation.

This position provides an opportunity to work at a world-class research university in a beautiful and diverse setting that offers a high quality of life. There are numerous opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts and Columbia has been recognized as a bike-friendly community. Both Kansas City and St. Louis are within a 90-minute drive offering the shopping and cultural opportunities of major metropolitan areas. Columbia has a very high-quality public school system and provides many opportunities for art, culture, and music enthusiasts.

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experiences and qualifications.

Appointment: Tenure-track, 9-month appointment beginning September 1, 2019

 

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin December 8, 2018, and continue until the position is filled.

To Apply: Apply on-line at https://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic (Job ID 28424) Upload (a) a letter of application in which you describe the position you are applying for and in detail your qualifications for the position, (b) research statement, (c) 2 sample scholarly artifacts, (d) evidence of experiences in seeking or generating external funding, (e) evidence of teaching effectiveness (course syllabi, student evaluations, chair/advisor/peer reviews) and (f) a diversity statement (professional skills, experience and/or willingness to engage in activities that would enhance campusdiversity and equity efforts), (g) names and contact information for three references in the Attachments section of the application. Your CV must be uploaded in the Resume/CV and Cover Letter section. Please direct any questions to Dr. Jenny Bossaller (bossallerj@missouri.edu), Chair of the Search Committee, 303 Townsend Hall, Columbia MO 65211.

The University of Missouri is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer: Women, minorities and disabled individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. To request ADA accommodations, please contact the Dean's Office at 573-882-8524. The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

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Multiple Faculty Positions, North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC

The School of Library and Information Sciences (SLIS) at North Carolina Central University invites applications to fill five faculty positions (4 tenure track, assistant or associate rank and 1 clinical, open rank) to begin on July 1, 2019.  SLIS seeks faculty who are committed strongly in library science and information science. At SLIS we prepare our students in our ALA accredited graduate degree program with the leadership, creativity, and technical skills to use the principles of information science and library science to address critical challenges. The faculty appointment is a 9-month position with opportunities for summer employment through teaching, funded research grants or additional administrative service. 

We are looking for faculty who bring expertise in such areas as:

  • Leadership and management of libraries, particularly to support academic librarianship, public librarianship; cataloging, collection development, and reference;
  • Digital youth and school media including youth and adolescent use of digital technologies; digital literacy; news literacy; maker movement;
  • Digital humanities; museum and cultural studies including museum informatics, archives and records management;
  • Health informatics including use of computational tools and methods to explore questions to address healthcare issues;
  • Information systems including information retrieval, data science and analytics, visualization, bibliometrics, artificial intelligence, user experience;
  • Design for digital experiences including in libraries, community anchor institutions, museums and cultural institutions; systems analysis and design, design thinking
  • Information policy and Information and Society; Digital Inclusion;
  • Cloud engineering and network development; Cybersecurity;


The new faculty will join SLIS at a time of tremendous opportunity. The new faculty will join the current faculty to help lead SLIS' strategy to create a distinctive niche nationally, develop new approaches to optimize student enrollment and academic quality, and enhance the school's external recognition. The ideal candidate will be an outstanding scholar with academic or professional roots in library and information science and all other related areas including information systems, media and communication, computer science, digital humanities, digital STEM fields, public policy and public administration, and health informatics. All candidates are required to hold a doctorate from an accredited university by July 1, 2019. 

SLIS is located in Durham, NC. Durham. Durham has a unique mix of rich history, pioneering achievements, and diverse culture. It is located Piedmont area of North Carolina that is home to  the Research Triangle Park, Raleigh and Chapel Hill

Founded in 1910, NCCU, the first public liberal arts institution for African Americans in the nation, also opened its doors to students for library science in 1939. NCCU is a top-ranked HBCU. Since then, the SLIS and NCCU continues to be a first choice, regionally and nationally recognized comprehensive university, while maintaining the historical identity of its liberal arts college roots. 

Today, the University is a comprehensive institution that offers bachelor's and master's degrees, a Juris Doctor and a Ph.D. in Integrated Biosciences. The University also has two major research institutes: the Julius L. Chambers Biomedical/Biotechnology Research Institute (BBRI) and The Golden Leaf Foundation Biomanufacturing Research Institute and Technology Enterprise (BRITE). 

With a strong tradition of teaching, research and service, NCCU prepares students to become global leaders and practitioners who transform communities. True to the University's motto "Truth and Service," NCCU was the first UNC system campus to require community service for graduation. The University competes at the NCAA Division I level and is a member of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC). NCCU is part of the 17-campus University of North Carolina (UNC) System, which is governed by the UNC Board of Governors. 

SLIS provides graduate education in library and information studies. The SLIS offers two degrees, the Master of Library Science with concentrations in Academic Librarianship, Archives and Records Management, Digital Librarianship, Public Librarianship, School Librarianship (School Media Coordinator), and Special Librarianship; Master of Information Science with concentrations in Strategic Information Management, Networking and Communications and Health Informatics. The SLIS offers joint master's degree programs: Master of Business Administration and Master of Information Sciences; JD and MLS, JD and MIS, Master of Public Administration and MIS, Education Technology and MIS. 

For more information, please contact Dr. Jon Gant, Dean at (919) 530-7585 or jpgant@nccu.edu. Also, you may visit with  two SLIS faculty members, Dr. Eun Young Yoo-Lee (eunyoung@nccu.edu) and Dr. Deborah Swain (dswain@nccu.edu ), at ASIS&T in Vancouver (https://www.alise.org/assets/asist_placement_schedule_2018_20181102.pdf).

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Collections Strategist, Library Administration, UConn Library, Storrs, CT

Job ID:  2019170

Title: Collections Strategist

Rank: University Librarian II or III (UCP 7 or 9)

Area:

The UConn Library seeks a forward-thinking leader and strong communicator to conceive, communicate, and implement strategies to analyze, build, and leverage collections. This newly created position reports to the Associate University Librarian for Collections & Discovery. Along with all UConn Library personnel, the Collections Strategist will make a positive contribution to a culture of inclusion and respect in all interactions within the Library and across the University.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Collections Strategist collaborates across the UConn community and with external organizations to develop, maintain, and assess the strategies that the UConn Library uses for collection development; including determining acquisition models, formats, criteria, and partnerships. The position develops inter-and intra-institutional benchmarks to evaluate and identify strategic directions, assists in allocating and managing collections funds, and ensuring that these funds are aligned with broader collection strategies. The strategist is a member of the Dean's Library's Council, which is responsible for incubating, informing, and influencing strategic directions of the UConn Library.

Shared Expectations for All Staff

  1. Participates in planning and actively contributes to Area and Unit priorities, initiatives, and operations through collaboration and cooperation.
  2. Demonstrates reliable and effective written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  3. Maintains currency and open communication in ongoing trends and developments related to position responsibilities.
  4. Works effectively in current office applications, software, and communication tools as set by the UConn Library and University of Connecticut.

 

Minimum Qualifications for Appointment at University Librarian II (UCP 7):

  1. Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association accredited program (or international equivalent) or other relevant discipline.
  2. Minimum of three years' experience carrying out collections related functions in an academic library or comparable setting.
  3. Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills.
  4. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, interact collaboratively, and build and maintain successful partnerships.
  5. Demonstrated leadership ability.
  6. Knowledge of emerging trends in scholarly communications and library collection management.
  7. Demonstrated effectiveness in balancing multiple responsibilities in a complex and dynamic environment.
  8. Evidence of sustained participation in library-related professional development activities at a local level or higher.

 

Additional Minimum Qualifications for Appointment at University Librarian III (UCP 9)

  1. Minimum of six years' experience carrying out collections related functions in an academic library or comparable setting.
  2. Evidence of sustained participation in library-related professional development activities at a regional level or higher.

 

Preferred Qualifications for Both Appointments:

  1. Experience working in an academic or research library.
  2. Experience using specialized tools for the analysis of collections (e.g., Alma Analytics, GreenGlass, Tableau).

 

Appointment Terms

This is a full time position based in Storrs. The University offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits, including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn and a highly desirable work environment. Salary and rank are dependent upon education, qualifications, and experience.

 

To Apply

Applications must be submitted online using UConn Jobs at http://www.jobs.uconn.edu, Staff Positions. (reference search #2019170) and include a cover letter, detailed resume, and contact information for three professional references.

 

Nominations and inquiries should be sent in confidence to Ellen Silbermann at ellen.silbermann@uconn.edu. To ensure full consideration, inquiries and applications should be submitted by December 16, 2018. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2019170)

 

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on December 16, 2018.

 

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

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Controller/CFO, Confidential Company, Marlborough, MA

Founded over five decades ago, this company inhabits a prime spot in the international art market. Offering auction and appraisal services to institutions, non-profits and private collectors the firm conducts both live and online auctions. The firm has a plethora of interesting and vibrant areas of specialty which includes the fine and decorative arts, jewelry, modern design, musical instruments, science and technology, wine, and many others. Based in New England the firm is one of the top businesses of its kind in the United States with a truly international reach. If you are interested in history, culture and art, love to learn and are seeking a dynamic workplace we invite you to join us.

Our client is seeking a strategic thinker who will join a vibrant senior management team. The candidate must be self-directed and organized with skills to manage a finance team. Reporting directly to the CEO, this hands on position will be responsible for the oversight of the Company's finances. You will manage a 4 person team in the delivery of billing, accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll.

This a fantastic opportunity for a professional who thrives in a busy work place, is well-versed in working closely with senior management and is interested in joining a team poised for future growth.

Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance, 5+ years of accounting and financial experience at the Controller level.

Please send a resume to aquinn@aafcpa.com

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: commensurate with experience

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Digital Scholarship Librarian, Falvey Memorial Library, Villanova University, Villanova, PA

Villanova University's Falvey Memorial Library seeks an enthusiastic, innovative, and collaborative professional to lead and grow a dynamic digital scholarship program on campus through partnerships that encourage the exploration and adoption of evolving modes of digital research and pedagogy. 

Reporting to the Associate Director of Research Services and Scholarly Engagement, the Digital Scholarship Librarian serves as the Library's expert on established and emerging digital scholarship trends and tools. 

The successful candidate will also be responsible for outreach, information literacy instruction, research support, and collection development in assigned disciplines and programs. 

For more details and to apply, visit here: https://jobs.villanova.edu/postings/15167

 

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Public Services Specialist, Trinity College, Hartford, CT

Public Services Specialist - Circulation and Help Desk

This is a part-time (15 hour/week) academic year position (September - May)

 

The Public Services Specialist works under the supervision of the Public Services Lead to ensure that members of the Trinity community receive seamless IT technical support and access to materials in the library's online and physical collection and receive fast and accurate answers to questions. Performs a variety of public services and technical tasks, with an emphasis on public services. Works collaboratively with staff throughout Information Services.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides excellent, friendly service both to college constituencies and IS staff.
  • Answers questions about policies and services.
  • Assists the public with technology help, the library catalog, databases, and equipment; troubleshoots problems; and reports issues.
  • Manages and coordinates urgent and complicated support issues.
  • Processes Information Services tickets, client and patron requests, interlibrary loan, and reserves.
  • Drives service analytics and develops strategies for improvement.
  • Oversees technology help documentation to ensure top quality solutions are available. Inventories materials and equipment and maintains proper order of stacks through periodic inspections.
  • Supervises and delivers training to student workers.
  • Models excellent customer service to student workers.
  • Develops and monitors strategies to provide excellent technology support for campus constituencies, and ensure that phone, email, and web requests are appropriately handled.
  • Opens and closes the building as assigned.
  • Monitors building activities and works with Campus Safety and maintenance staff when problems arise.
  • Other duties as assigned. 


Note: work schedule will consist of weekday hours between 8am-5pm.

 

Minimum Qualifications:
One year of college and one year of library, IT or customer service experience, or an equivalent combination of experience and education; customer service-oriented; can work both independently and collaboratively; flexible in dealing with change; excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills; strong interest in technology and comfortable learning to troubleshoot technical issues; ability to problem solve; positive and collaborative attitude.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Academic IT and/or library experience.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office products.
  • Basic knowledge of various versions of Windows and Mac operating systems.

 

Physical Demands:
Able to bend, lift, reach, and push heavy book trucks; lift boxes and computing equipment up to 40 lbs.

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Discovery and Electronic Resources Librarian, LNDL, Baltimore, MD

The Loyola Notre Dame Library seeks a flexible, innovative librarian with electronic resource management experience to join our Acquisitions unit. The Discovery and Electronic Resources Librarian will manage the life cycle of electronic resources and work collaboratively with units throughout the Library and with USMAI colleagues to provide accurate access to electronic content and improved discoverability for users. 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 Discovery and Electronic Resources Librarian will be a continuous learner who applies expertise developed through work experience and professional development opportunities.

 

The full job description is available on the LNDL website: https://www.lndl.org/about/employment-opportunities

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Library Assistant, George H. & Ella M. Rodgers Memorial Library, Hudson, NH

George H. & Ella M. Rodgers Memorial Library, Hudson NH

 

Rodgers Memorial Library is seeking a part-time, Library Assistant. This is a part-time (16-24 hours per week) year-round position required to work one or two evenings a week with at least one Saturday and potentially one Sunday each month. The position will be subject to a six-(6)-month probationary work period. 

Duties:

  • Performs normal circulation duties/tasks

  • Circulates and re-shelves library materials

  • Answers phone

  • Provides direct patron service

  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

  • Some post secondary coursework required. BA/BS preferred

  • Excellent customer service

  • Computer and organizational skills


Applicants must possess the willingness to learn new skills. Must have good judgment and show 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.

Closing Date: November 30, 2018 or until position is filled

Salary: $11.50 to start, 16-24 hours per week.

To Apply: Send resume with references and a letter of interest:

Linda Pilla, Library Director, director@rodgerslibrary.org

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Accounting Clerk, The Mayflower Society, Plymouth, MA

Performs a wide range of accounting and administrative tasks to support the Business Manager. Creates, updates and maintains Excel spreadsheets, ledgers and other records detailing financial business transactions. Inputs financial transactions into various software programs. Assists with special projects as needed.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

(Essential Functions):

  • Create, update, and maintain various Excel spreadsheets (i.e. sales, sales tax, prepaids, payroll, fixed assets, etc.),
  • Process invoices and assist with weekly check run process,
  • Enter financial transactions into various software programs,
  • Prepare bank deposits,
  • Assist with month-end reconciliations of sales and bank accounts, Investigate and resolve variances
  • Provide assistance with processing bi-weekly payroll (process time sheets and enter data into payroll software)
  • Compile reports/data for fiscal year-end audit, annual budget, and miscellaneous projects that arise, Other duties as needed or required.

Qualifications & Skills:

Bachelors degree required. Proficient in Excel. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Positive, professional attitude; an ability to work individually and as part of a team. Strong written and verbal communication skills. The ability to take & learn from direction. The ability to maintain the confidentiality of proprietary information. Experience with QuickBooks a plus.

To apply, please send your letter of interest and resume to jobs@themayflowersociety.org by November 30th, 2018.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
SALARY RANGE: $15 an hour

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Historical & Genealogical Collection Processing Intern, Leominster Public Library, Leominster, MA

Leominster Public Library

30 West Street, Leominster MA 01453

Historical & Genealogical Collection Processing Intern

Duties:

Under supervision of the Technology & Reference Librarian, the intern will help select, organize, process, and catalogue materials of the historical and genealogical collections of the Leominster Public Library which date from the 1800s to the present. The intern will also create a formal finding guide for approximately 150 boxes of material. Many of the boxes are already partially organized.

 

Specific duties include:

  • Processing of the collection, including physical arrangement (sorting, boxing, labeling);
  • Inventorying and describing of materials;
  • Creating collection guides and other basic finding aids;
  • Work with the Technology & Reference Librarian and Historical & Genealogical Collections Coordinator to create an efficient organizational arrangement of boxes, cabinets, drawers, and collections;
  • Perform quality control check on cataloging data, as needed.

 

Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in or a recent graduate of a history, archives, or other cultural heritage program;
  • Willingness to adhere to best practices regarding the care and handling of archival collections;
  • Good hand-eye skills for handing fragile and rare paper-based materials;
  • Strong organizational skills. Familiarity with archival arrangement preferred;
  • Ability to lift or carry objects weighing between 25-50 pounds;
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office programs: Word, Excel, etc;
  • Able to work productively with minimal supervision; to schedule and prioritize work to meet stated deadlines; and to work collegially and communicatively with others;
  • Interest in Massachusetts history strongly preferred.

 

Length of Internship:

Winter/Spring 2019

Work Schedule:

7-14 hours/week, flexible within Monday-Friday 10-4 timeframe

 

Compensation:

Unpaid and/or course credit

About The Organization:

The Leominster Public Library serves as a gateway providing free and equal access to materials, information and technology. The Library delivers programs, services and resources to enhance the quality of life for the community.

 

The Library serves the 41,000 residents of Leominster, as well as many non-residents from the surrounding communities of North Central Massachusetts. Located in the downtown area of one of Massachusetts' Gateway Cities, the Library is housed in a 1910 Carnegie library building that was renovated and expanded to a 44,500 square foot facility in 2007.

 

To Apply:

Please send an email with the subject line "Historical & Genealogical Collection Processing Intern" to brecker@leominster-ma.gov. Please include the following information:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Contact information for three references

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Internships, Auerbach Library at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT

Special Collections Internship, Auerbach Library at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

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

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

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

2 positions available. This internship is unpaid.

Time Commitment: 8-10 hours per week

Application Deadline: Review of Applications begins immediately

 

 

 

Cataloguing Internship, Auerbach Library at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

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

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

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

1 position available. This internship is unpaid.

Time Commitment: 8-10 hours per week

Application Deadline: Review of Applications begins immediately

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Library Programming Assistant, Philbrick James Library, Deerfield, NH

Library Programming Assistant, Part-time (with potential to become full-time), Philbrick James Library, Deerfield, NH

The Philbrick-James Library in Deerfield, New Hampshire is seeking an outgoing, organized, and creative person to fill the position of Library Programming Assistant. We are looking for a friendly and imaginative individual to create and run programming events for adults, teens, and children. Additional duties will include staffing the circulation desk, shelving, creating displays, and helping our patrons with their reference needs.

Qualifications and Skills:

  •  Provide exceptional service to patrons
  • Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate programs for all age groups
  • Create displays to promote the library's collections and programs
  • Communicate effectively with a wide variety of people
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Proficiency using a variety of technology tools, including mobile devices
  • Windows-based computer skills and experience with office machines
  • Bachelor's degree and prior library experience are preferred


This is a part-time position with 18 scheduled hours per week. There is potential for this to become a full-time position (pending voter approval). As currently envisioned, this schedule will entail the hours below. However, flexibility is a must.

Mondays: 10am to 6pm

Tuesdays from 10pm to 5pm

Saturdays from 9am to noon.

Salary: $14.98 an hour

Closing Date: Open until filled

Please email the following to pjlibrary@metrocast.net:

  • resumé
  • cover letter
  • contact information for three references

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Community Digital Archivist, UNC Greensboro, Greensboro, NC

The University of North Carolina is recruiting for a Community Digital Archivist. More information and to apply:  https://spartantalent.uncg.edu/postings/12392 

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

The University Libraries at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro seeks a creative, innovative, people-oriented, and collaborative professional for the position of Community Digital Archivist. Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) and working closely with the department's collections staff, the Community Digital Archivist will help in coordinating the department's services, programs, and projects focused on connecting different user communities to library resources, engaging new audiences, and identifying new areas of collecting. Specifically, the Community Digital Archivist will lead in efforts to develop digital content for SCUA, University Libraries, as well as for select community groups and cultural heritage organizations.

The Community Digital Archivist will be working with a highly collaborative and successful cross-department team of librarians and staff who have developed and launched a wide range of community digital projects. This individual will contribute to the development of tools, projects, programs, and relationships that will promote the collections and services of Special Collections and University Archives as well as University Libraries. The archivist will join a department of five librarians and seven paraprofessionals. It is a twelve-month tenure track faculty position. Demonstrated professional achievement, service, and scholarly activity are required for reappointment and tenure.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assists in the setting of the department's collection development priorities and pursues an active outreach program that supports existing and emerging areas of strength.
  • Provides strategic vision to the University Libraries' efforts of connecting users and user communities to resources (collections, services, programs, and expertise).
  • Promotes the collections' profile and visibility at UNCG and in the larger Greensboro community through outreach, social media, and public programming.
  • Develops relationships with key communities on campus, in Greensboro, and in the region.
  • Facilitates discussions with community partners about local archiving, preservation, and digitization needs.
  • Promotes the use of community archives holdings in teaching and research and participates in the department's program of class sessions and workshops.
  • Engages with university faculty to discover, develop, and highlight archival and digital collections in support of ongoing research, teaching, and scholarship.
  • Contributes to the University Libraries' discussion of best practices and policies for digitization projects.
  • Continually researches new technologies and methodologies for the digital library environment.
  • Contributes to the University Libraries' discussion of metadata standards for digital collections.
  • Works closely with librarians and staff in other University Libraries' departments to sustain ongoing projects as well as to develop and implement new initiatives.
  • Identifies funding opportunities with an eye to writing and managing grants for community-focused projects and programs.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • A master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association.
  • Minimum of 3 years of archival experience with responsibilities in arranging and describing manuscript collections (digital and analog), collections management, and project management.
  • Knowledge of current issues and trends in archival practices in the areas of community archiving, digitization projects, and descriptive standards.
  • Ability to effectively perform in a collaborative setting utilizing strong organizational and project management skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to speak to a wide range of audiences, such as community members, faculty, students, donors, and development staff.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish positive relationships with community members, faculty, students, and library staff.

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

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

Preference will be given to applications received by November 26, 2018. The position will remain open until filled. The start date is negotiable.

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

 

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Digital Services Librarian, Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA

Digital Services Librarian, Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA

Link to job: https://jobs.bridgew.edu/postings/14234

Please put under "Academic Positions" and "Professional Job Listings in New England" (and any other areas you see fit)

 

Department Summary:

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

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

 

Essential Duties:

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

 

This Position:

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

 

Required Qualifications:

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

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

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

 

Full job description and application instructions available at this link: https://jobs.bridgew.edu/postings/14234

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Project Manager/Librarian, Hedgelan Consulting, Beltsville, MD

Role: Project Manager/Librarian

Location: Beltsville, MD

Primary responsibilities (Include but not limited to):

Full-time position requires 40 hours per week.

  • Provide on-site management and leadership of contract for collection maintenance and document delivery services
  • Responsible for contract performance, meeting performance standards, accurate reporting of statistics
  • Supervise seven full-time staff to ensure efficient operation of contract
  • Assess, manage, and improve workflow, adjusting to changes in technology, customer's priorities, and fluctuating work volumes
  • Liaison with COR and designees
  • Interface with company management and subcontractor regarding staffing, contract performance, and operations issues
  • Coordinate collection management activities, including ongoing collection cleaning and shifting, with the COR and designees
  • Prepare monthly narrative and statistical reports
  • Search and identify sources for difficult-to-find items in a wide range of disciplines and in all languages
  • Review and resolve interlibrary lending and borrowing problem requests
  • Monitor and report and/or resolve problems with interlibrary loan/document delivery systems
  • Respond to customer emails and phone calls
  • Oversee and review collection maintenance activities such as weeding, rehousing, and re-labeling collection materials

 

Minimum Education/Experience Requirements:

  • ALA-accredited master's degree in library or information science
  • Significant experience working in resource sharing/interlibrary loan/document delivery
  • Knowledge of interlibrary loan processes, best practices, and management
  • Experience with library systems (e.g., OCLC WorldShare, Relais, Voyager, etc.)
  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot technology, systems, and hardware problems
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, prioritize, coordinate, and implement projects
  • Knowledge and experience handling and maintaining a major research collection which includes material that is rare, old, and/or in poor condition
  • Strong commitment to customer service
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to contribute and collaborate effectively as a member of a team as well as lead a team
  • Knowledge of US copyright law as it applies to library services
  • Supervisory/leadership experience
  • Project management experience

Working Conditions

  • Work performed at a federal research library in Beltsville, MD
  • Working schedule 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM, Monday-Friday
  • No travel required
  • Lift and carry 25 pounds
  • Use library stools and ladders and retrieve or shelve material above head
  • Push book trucks with material weighing up to 200 pounds

Employment Requirements:

  • Must be able to pass a criminal background investigation
  • Must successfully complete a pre-employment drug test and comply with all requirements of the company substance abuse policy.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates can apply by sending their resume to apply@hedgelanconsulting.com

Company Overview:

Hedgelan Consulting is technical, administrative and professional consulting firm, providing the Federal Government with a variety of services and support. Offerings include administrative staffing support, records management, workforce development, including succession planning, information technology support, and acquisitions support. 

Located in Gaithersburg, Maryland, the company is a woman-owned, small-disadvantaged business with HUBZone certification. 

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Multiple Positions, Sno-Isle Libraries, Marysville, WA

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

Library Associate - Not PERS Eligible
Librarian - PERS Eligible
Library Associate II - Not PERS Eligible
Library Associate II LOW - Not PERS Eligible
Library Associate II - PERS Eligible

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

THE APPLICATION PROCESS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Library Associate - Not PERS Eligible


Location: Clinton
Pay Range: $24.12 - $33.05 Hourly
Hours per week: 15
Job Requisition: 14634

Closing Date: November 23, 2018

This Library Associate position is for someone who loves working with people of all ages, doing a variety of duties, and enjoys working with a friendly, experienced team of dedicated employees. The Clinton Library is just up the hill from the Clinton ferry dock on beautiful Whidbey Island. Staff work directly with the public throughout their shifts, balancing providing excellent personalized customer service, putting materials away, creating displays, and assisting with keeping the collection fresh and relevant. 

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

Job Summary

Perform skilled paraprofessional library support services to contribute to the Library District's effective operation. This position may include morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend hours including Sundays. Successful candidate may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on library needs.

Essential Functions
Provide general, basic reference and information service by: assisting customers in the use of library facilities, equipment, resources, and services. Refer complex readers' advisory and reference questions to a Librarian or appropriate staff member.

Provide courteous and efficient customer service by performing circulation desk tasks.

Create and present programming for all customer groups as assigned.

Develop program materials, including reading lists, promotional displays, and presentation materials.

Provide training to customers in basic library skills including the use of public computers, catalog and reference computers, Internet, and devices.

Assist customers in resolving technical problems or issues. Maintain and troubleshoot equipment utilized in a community library.

Perform other library support services including opening and closing buildings and assisting in maintaining the library in neat, clean, and orderly condition.

Perform collection maintenance activities through the use of reports and data, to include weeding the collection for condition as well as reallocation of library materials.

May be designated in charge of the community library in the absence of other supervisory staff or building manager

Librarian - PERS Eligible


Location: Mukilteo
Pay Range: $5,266.83 - $7,268.23 Monthly
Hours per week: 40
Job Requisition: 14442

Closing Date: November 12, 2018, 9:59pm

This exciting new opportunity is for someone who is passionate about community engagement, public speaking, collaboration, and who enjoys calming ferry rides across the stunning waters of Puget Sound.

The person selected will represent Sno-Isle in the Mukilteo and South Whidbey communities with a focus on system level services, outreach to community organizations, and partnerships that meet strategic priorities and community needs and interests. Being a resource for staff for intellectual freedom issues, information services, collection, readers advisory, and strategic priorities is vital to this position. Working with the district managers and library managers, this librarian will take a leadership role in special programming opportunities and community partnerships in alignment with strategic priorities.


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

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

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

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

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

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

Represent the library to a wide variety of community groups.

Library Associate II - Not PERS Eligible


Location: Multiple Locations
Pay Range: $24.12 - $33.05 Hourly
Hours per week: 15
Job Requisition: 14475

Closing Date: November 12, 2018, 9:59pm
 

Job Summary

Perform skilled paraprofessional library support services to contribute to the Library District's effective operation. This position may include morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend hours including Sundays. Successful candidate may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on library needs.

Essential Functions
Provide general, basic reference and information service by: assisting customers in the use of library facilities, equipment, resources, and services. Refer complex readers' advisory and reference questions to a Librarian or appropriate staff member.

Provide courteous and efficient customer service by performing circulation desk tasks.

Create and present programming for all customer groups as assigned.

Develop program materials, including reading lists, promotional displays, and presentation materials.

Provide training to customers in basic library skills including the use of public computers, catalog and reference computers, Internet, and devices.

Assist customers in resolving technical problems or issues. Maintain and troubleshoot equipment utilized in a community library.

Perform other library support services including opening and closing buildings and assisting in maintaining the library in neat, clean, and orderly condition.

Perform collection maintenance activities through the use of reports and data, to include weeding the collection for condition as well as reallocation of library materials.

May be designated in charge of the community library in the absence of other supervisory staff or building manager.

Library Associate II LOW - Not PERS Eligible

Location: Library on Wheels

Pay Range: $24.12 - $33.05 Hourly

Hours per week: 15

Job Requisition: 14466

Closing Date: November 12, 2018, 9:59pm


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

Job Summary
This position is based in Library on Wheels and performs skilled para-professional support services to contribute to the Library District's effective operation.

Essential Functions
Selects library materials for customers, present children's programming; provide on-site assistance to customers and their activities directors in locating library materials.

Prepares materials for delivery.

Drives large outreach vehicles such as the Bookmobile, Cart Hauler and delivery vans to various outreach sites according to schedule.

Performs routine vehicle maintenance and arrange for regular maintenance and repair of outreach vehicles; conduct routine safety checks.

Assists customers in the use of library equipment and services. Troubleshoot equipment utilized in Outreach Services.

Create and present programming for all customer groups as assigned.

Perform collection maintenance activities through the use of reports and data, to include weeding the collection for condition as well as reallocation of library materials.

Library Associate II - PERS Eligible


Location: Multiple Locations
Pay Range: $24.12 - $33.05 Hourly
Hours per week: 40
Job Requisition: 14477

Closing Date: November 8, 2018, 9:59pm
 

Sno-Isle Libraries is recruiting for full-time Library Associate IIs at the Monroeand Snohomish libraries. These positions may include morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend hours including Sundays. Successful candidate may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on library needs.
 

Job Summary
Perform skilled paraprofessional library support services to contribute to the Library District's effective operation.

Essential Functions
Provide general, basic reference and information service by: assisting customers in the use of library facilities, equipment, resources, and services. Refer complex readers' advisory and reference questions to a Librarian or appropriate staff member.

Provide courteous and efficient customer service by performing circulation desk tasks.

Create and present programming for all customer groups as assigned.

Develop program materials, including reading lists, promotional displays, and presentation materials.

Provide training to customers in basic library skills including the use of public computers, catalog and reference computers, Internet, and devices.

Assist customers in resolving technical problems or issues. Maintain and troubleshoot equipment utilized in a community library.

Perform other library support services including opening and closing buildings and assisting in maintaining the library in neat, clean, and orderly condition.

Perform collection maintenance activities through the use of reports and data, to include weeding the collection for condition as well as reallocation of library materials.

May be designated in charge of the community library in the absence of other supervisory staff or building manager.

Page II *Continuous* Job 12201

  
Pay Range: $15.00 - $20.89 Hourly (15 hrs/wk)

Sno-Isle Libraries is accepting applications for Page II positions on a continuous basis. Based on the need for positions or the functionality of this posting, we may suspend or discontinue it at any time.
 
This position may include morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend hours including Sundays. Successful candidate may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on library needs.
 
About the Process:
Please indicate your interest in specific community libraries by selecting them in the application's supplemental questionnaire. Those who are invited to an interview will be contacted by phone. Successful incumbents will then be placed in a retained pool and remain there until a position becomes available.

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

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

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

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

Assist with shelf readings as assigned.

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

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Head of Reference and Information Resources, State Library of Massachusetts, Boston, MA

State Library of Massachusetts

 

Head of Reference and Information Resources

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

The State Library of Massachusetts seeks an innovative and collaborative Head, Reference and Information Services to provide leadership and strategic direction for the Reference and information Services Department. Oversee the planning, developing and implementing the departmental goals; manage day to day operation and staff supervision; coordinate outreach initiatives; manage print and digital collections; and lead library-wide projects. Collaborate and partner with area institutions. Participate in the Library management team.

 

 

Qualifications 

An ALA-accredited library master's degree, at least five years of supervisory/administrative experience; knowledge of reference resources in law, government documents, and legislative research; demonstrated understanding of current trends and issues in providing a high caliber of library resources and services; and strong interpersonal skills as well as excellent oral and written communication skills. The Head of Reference and Information Resources reports to the State Librarian.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Provide leadership and strategic direction of the library's reference and information services department.
  • Engage staff in collaborative planning and delivery of user-centered services and outreach efforts.
  • Coordinate initiatives that transform collection strategies to include digital and print resources.
  • Coordinate the creation, maintenance and management of digital and born digital collections.
  • Lead initiatives and coordinate library-wide projects.
  • Participate in a team based environment as required to facilitate improving, evaluating, and promoting overall resources and service initiatives.
  • Develop metrics for successes and analyze trends to continually evaluate services and their impact.
  • Formulate, revise, and implement policies, best practices, and procedures necessary to support a wide variety of information delivery services.
  • Work creatively, collaboratively and effectively to promote a team based environment and manage multiple tasks concurrently.
  • Assist in the identification and writing of grant proposals to fund new library initiatives.
  • Work collaboratively with the Library Management Team to implement policies and initiatives; set priorities; and project management.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or required to meet library goals and objectives.

 

Compensation $63,093 to $74,392

Send resume and cover letter to: christopher.dupuis@state.ma.us

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Electronic Resources & Discovery Librarian, Albert S. Cook Library, Towson, MD

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 January 2019. 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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Science Curriculum Library Intern, Judge Baker Children's Center, The Manville School, Roxbury Crossing, MA

130 hours (average of 10 per week)

 

Proposal

A unique information management, digitization project, and school library opportunity working in a K-10 school environment. This internship will both help create a user-friendly database of science, technology, and engineering (STE) curriculum for multiple audiences and help set up an improved library collection for students and staff. Joint supervision will be provided by a STE Curriculum Coordinator and a MLIS-degreed science librarian.

 

Setting

Manville School is a Ch. 766 therapeutic day school for K-10 students who experience emotional, neurological, or learning difficulties that have impacted their ability to succeed in previous school settings. Manville is approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and is a member of the Massachusetts Association of Approved Private Schools (MAAPS). Manville has a strong tradition of providing innovative educational programming and comprehensive, evidence-based clinical services. As a result of the integration of these service components, Manville is a school where students with challenging needs can experience academic success, social development, and emotional growth. This internship serves to support the school's developing library as well as the STE Department in providing all curriculum, lab materials, and support for our teachers across our four schools serving grades K-10. 

 

Qualifications

Intern candidates must be Master's students in Library and Information Science. Experience with Google Classroom, Google Sheets, Library World or other cataloging software, and Wikis is preferred. Experience working in a library setting is preferred. Interns must be able to pass a CORI/SORI background check and fingerprinting.

 

Specific Duties

This internship will be project-based and requires strong communication and organizational skills. The intern will be expected to work independently to complete necessary tasks and assist in the development of improved library services. The intern will participate in organizing, digitizing, and culling STE curricula to meet our learner's diverse needs. The intern will also work in the school's library to develop improved access to the collection.

 

Potential Tasks

The intern will have the ability to participate in diverse tasks related to digitizing and updating a STE collection and developing a school library. These tasks may include, but are not limited to:

  • Cataloging and Metadata
    • Original and copy cataloging for books in the general collection
    • Original and copy cataloging for special materials (e.g., science kits)
    • Creating metadata for physical materials and digital resources
    • Reference and/or Research
      • Research state standards
      • Identify materials which meet these standards from a variety of sources
      • Provide reference and resource assistance to students and staff
      • Youth Services
        • Work within a K-10 environment
        • Focus on youth with emotional, neurological, or learning difficulties
        • Update a new K-10 library for staff and students
        • Special collections
          • Digitizing a specialized educational science, technology, and engineering collection
          • Creating a unique database of special collections materials, both open and proprietary

 

Requirements

Interested parties will need to submit a resume and three references to Anastasia Vekiarides at avekiarides@jbcc.harvard.edu. Selected candidates will be interviewed by the STE Curriculum Coordinator & Principal.

 

Perks

Depending on the hours worked, breakfast and lunch may be provided. Complimentary access to trainings on related subjects and free attendance to mental health forum talks is included. Free trainings (e.g., CPR/1st Aid training) may also be provided.

 

Flexible scheduling is allowed, with some ability to remotely complete tasks.

 

Salary

Commensurate with experience. Hourly wage.

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Collections Strategies and Services Librarian, Keene State College, Keene, NH

The Mason Library at Keene State College is seeking a Collections Strategies and Services Librarian (CSS), a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor. The CSS librarian provides leadership, vision, and strategic direction for Mason Library's physical and digital collections in established and emerging formats and media. Mason Library's collections reflect the diversity of the curriculum and of our New Hampshire setting.

 

Position has a start date of August 2019.

 

For more information, and to apply, please visit https://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/31337

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Prospect/Fundraising Research Intern, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Position Title: Less Than Halftime Prospect Research/Fundraising Intern

Details: This position will ideally start on January 2, 2018 and run through the end of June 2018. The hours will generally be less than 17 hours per week as a less than halftime employee. This is a paid position with an hourly rate in the range of $15-$20/hr.

Please submit resumes and inquiries to Chris Lawler, chris_lawler@hms.harvard.edu. 

Duties and Responsibilities

The Harvard Medical School Office of Alumni Affairs and Development Prospect Research Department compiles information on current and potential funding sources, primarily individuals and foundations who share the Medical School's mission of creating and nurturing a community of the best people committed to leadership in alleviating human suffering caused by disease. 

Accordingly, the Prospect Research Intern is responsible for carrying out assignments integral to the work and activities of the Prospect Research team. This is an excellent parttime (less than 17 hours per week) opportunity for someone considering a career in nonprofit management or fundraising, or who shares a strong interest in the Harvard Medical School's mission. Additionally, the intern/assistant will gain valuable experience in data analysis, internet data mining, and prospect research. Position tasks may include at least some of the following, with other duties as assigned:

  • Assisting in the maintenance of the Advance Alumni/Donor database, particularly around donor/prospect management data.
  • Compiling and preparing raw data for use in donor/prospect profiles and summaries, particularly screening prospect donors lists for medical research/healthcare philanthropic interests.
  • Reviewing of electronic industry periodicals for potential Harvard/HMS alumni donors
  • Specialized database research, such as the use of relationship mapping databases to find potential connections to the Medical School.
  • Help identify new potential donors and learn more about Harvard Medical School donors and prospects via sophisticated research
  • Data mining the Advance Database

The Prospect Research Assistant/Intern will report to the Director of Development Research and will perform work on-site at the HMS Alumni Affairs and Development office at Landmark Center. 

Basic qualifications: The ideal candidate will have thorough knowledge of grammar, punctuation and spelling; proficient in use of online search tools and comfortable manipulating data in Excel, will be well-organized and able to work quickly and efficiently under deadline pressure; will be able to adjust to last-minute changes without setback, and able to use discretion with sensitive or confidential information. Position requires strong Windows-based computer skills including Word, Excel (ideally with more advanced sorting and data management techniques), and Outlook Email.

Preferred Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have strong analytical skills, be proficient with Microsoft Excel (ability to create pivot tables and formulas preferred), comfortable in utilizing a variety of online search tools and proficiency with Boolean and other search techniques. Research experience in print reference materials and the Internet 

About Harvard Medical School

Harvard Medical School is one of the world's preeminent institutions in medical education and research. The breadth and depth of its scientific and clinical disciplines are unsurpassed. The Medical School is the largest of Harvard's graduate faculties and has traditionally been a trend-setter for many University-wide initiatives. Careers at Harvard Medical School are quite diverse ranging from entry-level to senior leadership opportunities. These exciting positions span the areas of general administration, finance, grants administration, human resources, communications, development and fundraising, animal care, research, engineering/biologically inspired engineering, information technology, library sciences, custodial services, facilities/construction and many more. 

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Archivist, Collection Development, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Archivist for Collection Development

Yale University Library

New Haven, CT

Requisition: 52196BR

https://bit.ly/2qkwtES

 

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

 

Position Focus:

Reporting to the Director, leads the department's program of collecting modern manuscript collections, and assists with collecting materials on university history from non-Yale sources. Liaisons with appropriate department staff to ensure that collecting activity can be supported by available departmental resources and supports the department's collecting vision as established through periodic collection development retreats. Coordinates and facilitates the collection development work of department subject area specialists and provides training in working with donors and securing signed deeds of gift. Assesses potential collections, identifies materials of interest, documents site visits through field notes, negotiates deeds of gift, and documents accessions in collections management systems. Ensures paper and electronic donor files are kept current by staff engaged in collection development work.  Writes, updates, maintains all appropriate documentation of collection development policies and procedures. May train and supervise support staff and student assistants. Contributes to departmental reference, instruction, and outreach activities, including providing reference service to researchers and Yale University offices, and preparing and conducting primary source instruction. Serves on the department administrative leadership team and contributes to the administration of the department including long range planning, formulation of policy, and resource development and allocation. Contributes to the work of the Yale Library through membership on committees, taskforces, or engagement with Library programs and events. Makes substantive contributions to the regional, national, and/or international archival profession.

 

Required Education and Experience:

  1. Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent accredited degree, with formal training in archival theory and practice. In selected instances, a post-graduate degree in museum studies or a related discipline in the humanities or social sciences may be substituted for a master's degree in library science.
  2. Experience arranging and describing or providing public services for manuscript and/or archival collections.
  3. Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment.
  4. Demonstrated knowledge of archival theory and practice may be substituted for formal training.
  5. Demonstrated knowledge of current national data content and structure standards related to the archival control of collection materials.
  6. Demonstrated knowledge of archival and library management systems.
  7. Demonstrated job or school experience with basic preservation and conservation standards for archival and manuscript collections.
  8. Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability.
  9. Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion. Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments (see range assigned to this description as noted in the posting position title). Librarian ranking information can be found at: http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank.html

 

Required Skills:

  1. Minimum of two years of professional experience required, including demonstrated success working with donors, evaluating potential collections of materials in all formats, and negotiating deeds of gift.
  2. Demonstrated understanding of current copyright laws as they apply to the acquisition and use of primary source materials in all formats.
  3. Demonstrated knowledge of the issues related to the acquisition of born-digital materials.
  4. Demonstrated ability with and commitment to inclusive conduct and cultural competency, contributing to an inclusive environment in which individuals of a broad range of cultures, backgrounds, abilities and perspectives work productively and creatively together.
  5. Demonstrated active and substantive participation in regional, national and international professional activities relating to the selection, care, and use of modern documentary resources. Undergraduate or graduate coursework in twentieth-century American History.

 

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

 

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience:

Experience working in an academic repository. Experience teaching with primary resources. Course work requiring research using primary resources. Graduate degree in American history or related field.

 

The University and the Library

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

 

Manuscripts and Archives, Sterling Memorial Library:

Manuscripts and Archives is a major center for historical inquiry and also serves as the documentary memory of Yale University. For more information about the department, please consult the website: http://www.library.yale.edu/mssa/.

 

Salary and Benefits

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

 

How to Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at https://bit.ly/2qkwtES.

 

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

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Collections Strategist, UConn Library, Storrs, CT

This position is currently on University of Connecticut Jobs at http://hr.uconn.edu/jobs/ (please reference Job ID 2019170) through December 16, 2018 and you can find the full description on https://lib.uconn.edu/about/employment-opportunities/.  

The UConn Library seeks a forward-thinking leader and strong communicator to conceive, communicate, and implement strategies to analyze, build, and leverage collections. This newly created position reports to the Associate University Librarian for Collections & Discovery. Along with all UConn Library personnel, the Collections Strategist will make a positive contribution to a culture of inclusion and respect in all interactions within the Library and across the University.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Collections Strategist collaborates across the UConn community and with external organizations to develop, maintain, and assess the strategies that the UConn Library uses for collection development; including determining acquisition models, formats, criteria, and partnerships. The position develops inter-and intra-institutional benchmarks to evaluate and identify strategic directions, assists in allocating and managing collection funds, and ensuring that these funds are aligned with broader collection strategies. The strategist is a member of the Dean's Library's Council, which is responsible for incubating, informing, and influencing strategic directions of the UConn Library.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Qualifications for Appointment at University Librarian 2 (UCP 7):

  1. Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association accredited program (or international equivalent) or other relevant discipline.
  2. Minimum of three years' experience carrying out collections related functions in an academic library or comparable setting.
  3. Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills.
  4. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, interact collaboratively, and build and maintain successful partnerships.
  5. Demonstrated leadership ability.
  6. Knowledge of emerging trends in scholarly communications and library collection management.
  7. Demonstrated effectiveness in balancing multiple responsibilities in a complex and dynamic environment.
  8. Evidence of sustained participation in library-related professional development activities at a local level or higher.

Additional Minimum Qualifications for Appointment at University Librarian 3 (UCP 9):

  1. Minimum of six years' experience carrying out collections related functions in an academic library or comparable setting.
  2. Evidence of sustained participation in library-related professional development activities at a regional level or higher.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preferred Qualifications for both levels (UCP 7 & 9):

  1. Experience working in an academic or research library.
  2. Experience using specialized tools for the analysis of collections (e.g., Alma Analytics, GreenGlass, Tableau).

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a full time position based in Storrs. The University offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits, including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn and a highly desirable work environment. Salary and rank are dependent upon education, qualifications, and experience.

TO APPLY

Applications must be submitted online using UConn jobs, (www.jobs.uconn.edu), Staff Positions (reference search #2019170) and include a cover letter, detailed resume, and contact information for three professional references.

Nominations and inquiries should be sent in confidence to Ellen Silbermann at ellen.silbermann@uconn.edu. To ensure full consideration, inquiries and applications should be submitted by December 16, 2018.

Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2019170)

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on December 16, 2018.

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

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Administrative Assistant, Robert S. Peabody Institute of Archaeology, Andover, MA

Have you ever wanted to work in an archaeology museum? This might be the position for you! The job combines standard office administrative duties, work on marketing and promotion, and the opportunity to assist with our significant object, archival, and photographic collections. Reporting to the Director at the Robert S. Peabody Institute of Archaeology, the Administrative Assistant is a 30 hour/week position. This individual will help manage budgets, prepare expense reports, coordinate with vendors, format and distribute our monthly newsletter and other marketing materials, help plan events, and provide support to the collections program, including work with artifacts, archives, and historic photos.

The position requires a self-motivated, meticulous, and organized individual committed to assisting the museum reach its goals. The successful candidate will work with a dynamic group of individuals on the Phillips Academy campus where our museum is located.

The successful candidate will have a Bachelor's degree and at least some coursework in anthropology, archaeology, or an allied social science or museum studies program.

Two to three years of experience in an office administrative capacity is also required. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal are essential, as is an interest in working in a small team environment. Knowledge of and proficiency with Microsoft Office and Adobe products is necessary, along with the ability to learn specific software used by Phillips Academy in budgeting and marketing.

We are in search of an inquisitive, outgoing, and dedicated individual to join our busy team! Full background check required.

Please apply online at: http://www.andover.edu/employmentopportunities by November 21, 2018.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time

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Associate/Deputy Director, Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Ogunquit, ME

Under the direction of the Executive Director and Chief Curator, the Associate/Deputy Director provides daily oversight of the museum's operations including all aspects of human resources, financial management and the museum facilities. The overall responsibilities include a wide range of activities including staff management, assisting with the budget, financial reporting, day-to-day operations and management of the building and grounds. The Associate/Deputy Director works collaboratively with all department heads including collections, marketing/communications, membership and development, education, visitor services, museum shop and facilities. The position represents the museum in the Executive Director's absence and as delegated by the Executive Director with all the stakeholders associated with the museum.

JOB DESCRIPTION - PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversee and supervise all operational departments including finance, marketing & communications, technology, collections, education, membership, visitor services, facilities and the gift shop.
  • Ensure the efficient daily operation of the museum, its facilities and grounds.
  • Interpret museum strategies and develop supporting plans, initiatives and budgets.
  • Provide leadership in support of the museum's mission and strategic plans and organize efforts to meet expected outcomes of programs and initiatives.
  • Manage the hiring, development and overall performance of staff to create diverse and effective teams.
  • Cultivate a team culture built on trusting relationships that motivates and retains employees.
  • Recommend HR policies for staff and improvements in supporting technology and infrastructure.
  • Develop and manage operational budgets and provide financial and overall progress reports to the Executive Director.
  • Serve as staff liaison to Board committees as needed and collaborate with members to meet organizational goals.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: commensurate with experience

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Project Manager, Sentrum Marketing, LLC, Boston, MA

Sentrum Marketing, LLC sells Russian and Ukranian language books, DVDs, Subscriptions, and Audio Books to public libraries around the country. Our firm is seeking a Project Manager. The Project Manager will develop relationships with targeted customers and identify and develop sales initiatives for those prospects. The successful candidate will have a recent Bachelor's Degree in Library Science or be in a Library Science Program and seeking an internship. Excel and other computer skills would be a must. The Company is seekign a dedicated "Book Person." Fluency in Russian langauge would be a plus. 

Project Manager Responsibilities:

  • Work with public libraries that have or wish to have Russian and Ukranian language collections
  • Develop Marketing/Sales promotional plans for reaching and selling to the prospects as well as existing customers
  • Communicate customer feedback to book selectors and senior management
  • Interface with developers and IT managers to enhance Web Site effectiveness

Project Manager Skills:

  • Bachelor's Degree or immersion in a Library Science degree program
  • Excellent communication and decision-making skills
  • Familiarity with online content marketing and social media development strategies 

Sentrum Marketing, LLC
45 Union Street
Boston, MA 02135

Tel: 617 770 3690

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Evening and Weekend Librarian, Roxbury Community College, Roxbury Crossing, MA

Evening and Weekend Librarian

Company Description
Roxbury Community College is an urban, public, 2-year College serving a diverse community, including peoples 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: Coordinates and supervises all aspects of evening and Saturday library services. Supervises evening and Saturday circulation services. Provides reference, training and information literacy services. Initiates faculty outreach. Participates in collection development. Performs interlibrary loan functions and web page editing.

Examples of Duties:

  • Organizes and supervises all aspects of evening and Saturday library activities and services.
  • Provides reference support for students and faculty including one-on-one tutorials on the use of library resources.
  • Provides group-training/instruction sessions for students in effective use of print, database and free Internet resources for student research papers.
  • Prepares and presents library tours, orientation programs, and tailored bibliographic and information literacy instruction.
  • Serves as a member of the Academic Liaison Program providing outreach, support and instruction / research assistance for assigned programs.
  • Through the liaison program, initiates outreach to faculty on the ways that library services and resources can assist them in classroom and distance learning instruction.
  • Participates in collection development responsibilities including assessment, weeding and selection of new print and online materials.
  • Collects library use statistics. Participates in interpreting statistics and recommends plans of action.
  • Performs inter-library loan functions using OCLC and online utilities.
  • Oversees procedures associated with serials check-in and shelving.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements
All candidates must have legal rights to work in the United States

  • ALA accredited Master's Degree in Library Science with coursework in reference, the use of non-print materials and automated/online/Internet based services and bibliographic/ information literacy instruction.
  • Prior professional level and progressively responsible library experience in the area of circulation/public service, bibliographic instruction, library automation including automated acquisitions and online database and Internet searching. Experience in a community college library preferred.
  • Working knowledge of Library Science techniques.
  • Working knowledge of basic computer business applications.
  • Working knowledge of automated library systems. Knowledge of Polaris is a plus.
  • Ability to relate library collections to college curricula and course programming.
  • Demonstrated managerial ability, leadership skills and analytic skills are essential as well as excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong customer service and outreach orientation.
  • Strong interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to work with adult, multicultural and multilingual student population required.
  • Knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript preferred.
  • Knowledge of Dreamweaver, Camtasia and Captivate preferred.

 

Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • Working experience in a community college setting.
  • Knowledge of library assessment techniques and tools.


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.
Starting date: ASAP

Additional Information
Please note that this is a Full Time position.
The person in this position will work approximately 37.5 hours per week, with more expected during weeks of RCC events.

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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Reference Librarian, University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT

The Mortensen Library (Harrison Libraries) at the University of Hartford is seeking applicants for 2 part-time Reference Librarians!

 

Part-Time Reference Librarian - Harrison Libraries. Reports to Head, Reference and Public Services. Work Hours: 20 hours (minimum). Works evenings and/or rotating weekends with adjusted hours during intersessions and winter/summer terms.

Assumes responsibility for providing complete and thorough information literacy and bibliographic instruction to library patrons in conjunction with University faculty in an effort to ensure quality customer service as well as the best use of traditional and electronic library resources. Performs all duties in full support of the University's mission, understanding that the positive and effective execution of these duties are instrumental to the education of the University's students.

  • Provides knowledgeable, relevant and accurate assistance to students and other library patrons, making efficient and expedient use of traditional and electronic library resources. Assists student, staff, and faculty with research inquiries. Supports and staffs regular evening and weekend shifts at Reference/Information Commons Desk.
  • Plans, develops, presents and evaluates instructional, bibliographic and information literacy seminars on library resources to on campus and online students, faculty and staff. Organizes and maintains reference materials in a system that is easy for patrons to access.
  • Serves as an academic liaison to faculty for courses taught on campus and online. Oversees outreach initiatives, online content, and supplemental resources in those designated areas.
  • Provides assistance with special projects including, but not limited to, collection development, data analysis and LibGuides.
  • Maintains collection and reference usage statistics. Develops reports for the Head of Reference and Public Services and the Director of Libraries as necessary and/or appropriate.
  • Assists with all functions of the Circulation Unit including desk coverage, direction, shelving and library opening and closing procedures.
  • Maintains awareness of trends and advances in the field through attendance at meetings or seminars and through regular examination of the literature in the field.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Master's Degree of Library Science from an ALA accredited institution (or recognized equivalent) required, 0 year to < 2 years of work experience.

 

How to Apply:

For consideration, please apply at https://hartford.peopleadmin.com/

 

Please include a resume, cover letter, and one letter of recommendation with your application materials.

 

The University is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action (AA) employer, Male (M), Female (F), Disabled (D) Veteran (V).  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, national and ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or expression, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected class.

The University of Hartford is an open and welcoming community, which values diversity in all its forms. In addition, the University aspires to have its faculty and staff reflect the rich diversity of its student body and the Hartford region. Candidates committed to working with diverse populations and conversant in multicultural issues are encouraged to apply. 

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Call for Papers: First ISKO-Low Countries Conference

Date: 20th-21st June 2019, Brussels

Conference and Inaugural Meeting

Morsels of Knowledge

Call for Papers

Conference information can be found here: goo.gl/JLxce7

Deadline for Proposals: February 26, 2019

Keywords

Basic Units, Concept Theory, Classification, Indexing, Taxonomies and Ontologies, Information Studies

13th - 14th June 2019, Brussels

In June of 2019, the Vrije Universiteit Brussel will host the organizing conference by the Low Countries chapter of the International Society for Knowledge Organisation. The theme for this conference will be Morsels of Knowledge The question of how the most elementary, basic units of knowledge can be identified, retrieved and extracted and can be organized has a long history. This conference explores the potential of such orders of basic units of knowledge for current structures of knowledge organisation. It links enquiries into the essential constituents of stored knowledge with questions about how they are conceptualized, perceived and digested in multiple disciplines.

Call for membership: Launching of a new ISKO chapter for the low countries

An inaugural meeting will be held in the margins of the conference, aiming to officially establish the Low Countries as a new ISKO chapter. If you reside in the Low Countries and interested to be a part of this, please reply by email at the address given below. As soon as we have 10 names we can send a formal petition to ISKO Executive Board.

Call for Papers

The field of Knowledge Organisation (KO) in Belgium and the Netherlands is generally considered to be a practical discipline, intended to support and validate existing processes and practices in libraries and archives.

Dramatic changes in information technology and -culture in the early 21st century have created questions that can only be addressed by allowing a broader perspective.

Therefore we invite scholars and practitioners of a variety of disciplines to contribute to the ongoing inquiry of how knowledge can be optimally defined, stored and conveyed in a contemporary context.

Relevant topics include:

  • What are elemental units of knowledge, and how can they be curated?
  • What are the contemporary views towards accepted knowledge?
  • What are the latest developments in KO?
  • What role can classification theory play in the future use of basic units of knowledge?
  • Who is charge in the quality of such basic units and how can they be best distributed and preserved
  • How does what we read/process/find change who we are?
  • What lessons have been learned in knowledge organization?
  • What are the next steps for research?


The Low Countries Chapter of ISKO intends to showcase innovative, inspirational and multidisciplinary research in a relentless pursuit towards excellence in the study of Knowledge Organisation.

It is our intention to form a network of researchers and practitioners in a field that is constantly in motion. We aim to identify, clarify and tackle essential aspects concerning the preservation and organisation of all aspects of the human intellectual heritage.

We are looking forward to welcoming anyone with an interest in this research area from Belgium and The Netherlands, as well as the worldwide KO community, in Brussels.

Important Dates

February 26, 2019: Submission deadline

March 29, 2019: Notification to authors

April 12, 2019: Decision to attend deadline

May 28, 2019: Final copy submission

June 20-21, 2019: Conference

All proposals and other communication can be sent to ISKOlowcountries@gmail.com.

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Library Assistant II - Videographer, Pasco County, Hudson, FL

Salary: $13.67 - $22.31 Hourly

Salary Disclosure: 
Starting Salary: $13.67 
Pay Grade: N26 

Current Pasco County Employees: Please refer to the Personnel Policy & Procedure  Manual for starting salary information. 

General Description: Paraprofessional library work responsible for providing general video graphic and photographic work. Is responsible for developing, monitoring, and maintaining original and engaging photography and video content as well as developing creative ways to attract more customers and promote the Libraries, Public Services, and Pasco County brands in the community. 

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:

Uses video and photo media for storytelling, branding, and interacting with and engaging our community and stakeholders. Works independently and as part of a larger creative team. Serves as video editing and social media consultant and troubleshooter. Takes media projects from initial concept through completion.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge and understanding of current video production equipment (both video and audio) including but not limited to computers, cameras, microphones, digital recording devices, and lights.
  • Ability to effectively use a wide variety of media production software.
  • Ability to effectively use a wide variety of Social Media resources.
  • Ability to grasp future trends in digital technologies and act proactively.
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent multitasking skills.
  • Ability to lift and carry necessary equipment related to photography/lighting and location shooting.
  • Ability to manage complex projects effectively.
  • Ability to work under the pressures of tight deadlines and changing customer demands in a fast­paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Ability to effectively communicate ideas orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies, and the public.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and to adapt to changes in the library environment. Ability to learn and apply complex automated procedures and to utilize computer equipment, the Internet, and new technologies in performance of day-to-day work.
  • Ability to supervise and coordinate the work of assigned staff and volunteers.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely orally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of the services and operations of the libraries.
  • Knowledge of standard clerical methods and practices.
  • One (1) year of library experience preferred.
  • Must be able to work evenings and Saturdays.

Minimum Requirements:

PHYSICAL SKILLS: Ability to lift and/or move up to 35 pounds and also push or pull heavy objects. May use a handling device (dolly, cart, etc.) or work with another team member to lift and/or move excessively heavy objects. Job requires walking, standing, sitting, pushing, pulling, crawling, bending, stooping, and reaching. Also requires use of a video display terminal. Ability to communicate effectively using verbal, written, and visual communication.

EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Marketing, New Media, English, Communications, or related field. One (1) year experience working directly with the public. One (1) year of relevant experience in marketing and/or social media. Proficiency with Hootsuite and basic graphic design experience.

In-House Employees: Associates plus DAP (Degree Alternative Program) may substitute for the Bachelor's degree requirement.

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

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

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Librarian II - Branch Manager, Pasco County, New Port Richey & South Holiday, FL

Salary: $42,006.00 - $68,553.00 Annually 

Salary Disclosure:
Starting Salary: $42,006.00
Pay Grade:  P34

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

Department: Libraries Services

Location: South Holiday and New Port Richey

General Description: Managerial and technical work in planning, organizing, and directing of a single location or a specific service of the County library system. Responsible for planning operations in regards to a specific location or service, determining, assessing, and addressing the library and community needs. This position is distinguished from a Librarian I position by a broader range of responsibilities, ability to make independent judgments, and the supervisory responsibility for Librarian I personnel as well as other levels of staff.

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 Positions: Plans, analyzes, and evaluates library services and operations; recommends and takes appropriate action. Actively participates in fulfilling system-wide goals and implementing policies. Participates in the selection and training of subordinate staff and professionals and evaluates their performance. Coordinates staff schedule and payroll records for the assigned service unit. Works effectively with Library administration and other supervisors or coordinators. Supplies budgetary information and monitors expenditures regarding service unit. Interprets goals and policies to subordinate staff and to patrons and individuals outside of the library. Resolves conflicts with patrons and the general public. Represents the Library at meetings, conferences, presentations and workshops. If assigned to a branch library, monitors physical maintenance and determines need for repairs and improvements. Develops community partnerships for the assigned service unit. Prepares reports and publications. Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Knowledge of the principles and methods of professional public library service and operations. Knowledge of principles and practices for providing customer services.
  • Knowledge of reference and information procedures and practices.
  • Knowledge of library technology.
  • Knowledge of supervisory techniques and practices.
  • 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 motivate, develop, train, and direct personnel.
  • 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 plan and assign work.
  • Ability to operate equipment and technology.
  • MUST BE ABLE TO WORK EVENINGS AND SATURDAYS.

Minimum Qualifications:

PHYSICAL SKILLS: Ability to lift and/or move up to 35 pounds and also push or pull heavy objects. May use a handling device (dolly, cart, etc.) or work with another team member to lift and/or move excessively heavy objects. Job requires walking, standing, sitting, bending, stooping, and reaching. Requires use of a video display monitor, keyboard, and mouse. Ability to communicate effectively using verbal, written and visual communication.

EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Must possess a Masters in Library Science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association. Experience with library automation systems and/or personal computers and software including database and/or Internet experience. Three years of professional library experience as a librarian in a public library system including two years supervisory experience.

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.

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Librarian I, Youth Services, Pasco County, Hudson, FL

Closing Date/Time: Thu. 11/15/18 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Salary: $38,100.00 - $62,179.00 Annually

Salary Disclosure:
Starting Salary: $38,100.00
Pay Grade: P32

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

Department: Libraries Services

Location: Dade City, Hudson and Land O' Lakes

General Description: Professional library work responsible for providing professional level juvenile and young adult reader's advisory, reference, and programming in the public library system.

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

Essential Job Functions:

Provides juvenile and young adult reader's advisory and reference services to adults as directed. Coordinates toddler, preschool, and youth and teen programs per schedule approved by the Branch Manager and the Youth Services Coordinator. Coordinates in-library tours of children's area for individuals and groups. Conducts outreach to schools, day care centers, parks & recreation centers and other designated agencies. Coordinates the Summer Reading Program, and the Summer Teen Volunteer Program at the branch library with the support of the Branch Manager, the Youth Services Coordinator, and other library staff.

Recommends juvenile and young adult authors, titles, and subject areas to the Youth Services Coordinator and Collection Development Coordinator for collection development. Weeds juvenile and young adult collection per guidelines established by the Youth Services Coordinator and Collection Development Coordinator. Participates in in-service training for County Library Youth Services Program.

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, SKills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of current principles of juvenile and young adult library service.
  • Knowledge of juvenile and young adult materials.
  • Knowledge of public library organizations and operations.
  • Knowledge of library automation procedures and practices.
  • Ability to work without close supervision.
  • Ability to work effectively with library patrons, employees and the general public.
  • Ability to deal with diverse elements simultaneously.
  • Ability to plan and assign work to paraprofessional and clerical library staff.
  • Ability to train and instruct library patrons and staff.
  • Ability to operate the library automation systems, microcomputers, microfilm reader/printers, and audio-visual equipment.
  • Ability to understand and apply complex oral and written instructions, including library policies and procedures.
  • MUST BE ABLE TO WORK EVENINGS AND SATURDAYS.
  • One year of library experience preferred.

Minimum Requirements:

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

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

LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS OR REGISTRATIONS: Possession of a valid driver's license.

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

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

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

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Faculty Positions, Emporia State School of Library and Information Management, Emporia, KS

ESU SLIM dean and faculty will be available at the ASIST conference for informal, informational conversations about the following two open tenure-track faculty positions.  If you are planning to attend the conference and would like to speak to us, please email Dean Wooseob Jeong (wjeong1@emporia.edu) to schedule a meeting. 

 

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

 

We especially invite candidates who...

  • Share our vision of embracing an interdisciplinary culture of collaboration and diversity for the common good. 

  • Demonstrate the ability to thrive in an atmosphere of collaboration and collegiality. 

  • Teach and conduct research in one of the following areas (although all research and teaching specializations will be considered):  
          library programsservices, and literature for youth 
          school library programs and services; or 
          information organization and retrieval in libraries, archives, and other information agencies. 

  • Teach and conduct research in one of the following areas (although all research and teaching specializations will be considered):  
          archives, management of libraries and information agencies  

 

 

About ESU & SLIM 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Responsibilities 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Qualifications  

  • A doctorate in library/information studies or a related discipline is required. (ABD with an anticipated summer 201or earlier graduation date is also acceptable.) 

  • Recent teaching and/or research expertise in at least one of the SLIM core curriculum areas is preferred. 

  • Experience teaching with a course management program, such as Canvas, is preferred. 

  • Experience working in libraries or in archives is preferred.  

 

 

About Emporia 

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

 

To apply 

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

 

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

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Law Librarian, Connecticut State Library, Hartford, CT

Salary $66,213 - $85,597/year
Job Type Open to the Public
Close Date 11/15/2018 11:59:00 PM

The Connecticut State Library is recruiting for a full time Librarian 2, located at 231 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, this is a 40 hour/week position and will require working some Saturdays. In this position, you will join a team of librarians providing outstanding legal and legislative research assistance to the State Library's patrons in person, on the telephone, by email, or chat. As a Librarian 2 in the Access Services, Law/Legislative Reference division, you may work directly with library users including executive branch agencies, the General Assembly, the Judicial branch, the legal community and the general public to ensure that their use of the library's valuable, unique, and extensive collections and resources meets their information needs.

 

The mission of the Connecticut State Library is to preserve and make accessible Connecticut's history and heritage and to advance the development of library services statewide. Since its founding in 1854, the State Library has served as the principal law library for the State of Connecticut. Today, the Library's Law and Legislative Reference section continues to serve as the permanent home of Connecticut General Assembly official transcripts and legislative bill files as well as a repository of statutes, laws, and court opinions from all 50 states and federal jurisdictions.

You may: answer complex reference questions utilizing reference tools of a specialized nature; provide information referrals for legal, historical, genealogical and other special subject researchers; operate a medium sized law library; index legislative records and other specialized collections; coordinate serials and holdings controls; perform original cataloging and name authority work for items of intermediate difficulty including Connecticut documents and monographs; may train assigned staff; may coordinate or conduct workshops; may serve as liaison to groups and organizations; performs related duties as required. 

 

Selection Plan

Candidates selected for interview must provide the following at the time of interview:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

During the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation supporting their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc. at the discretion of the agency. Please ensure that your application is complete. You will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application to the State of Connecticut. Candidates who submit an untimely, incomplete or inaccurate application will not be considered for this employment opportunity.  

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Irena Baj-Wright at irena.baj-wright@ct.gov.

 

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

 

In the State Library, this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of complex professional library tasks in management services, patron services, library services and historical services.

 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Answers complex reference questions utilizing reference tools of a specialized nature; provides information referrals for legal, historical, genealogical and other special subject researchers; operates a medium sized law library; indexes legislative records and other specialized collections; coordinates serials and holdings control; performs original cataloging and name authority work for items of intermediate difficulty including Connecticut documents and monographs; may train assigned staff; may coordinate or conduct workshops; may serve as liaison to groups and organizations; performs related duties as required.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY 

Considerable knowledge of professional principles and practices of library science including classification systems, reference sources and techniques, acquisitions, cataloging and filing, bibliographic sources of information and library automation; considerable knowledge of specialized functional procedures, areas of subject matter and/or principles of library administration; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to analyze and solve moderately complex problems relating to library methods and procedures; ability to utilize computer software.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE 

A Master's degree in Library Science or Information Science from a library school accredited by the American Library Association AND one year of post graduate degree experience in a relevant area of professional library work.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The preferred candidate will have:

  • experience providing legal reference and research services in a public service law library
  • knowledge of Connecticut legal and legislative procedures
  • knowledge of print and electronic legal research tools including databases and e-books
  • experience working with diverse patron groups in a multi-disciplinary library environment
  • experience using software applications to improve library patron services
  • experience with indexing and indexing software

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS 

1. The State Librarian may determine other advanced educational degrees equivalent to the MLS degree based on staffing needs.
2. Incumbents of this class may be assigned to special projects requiring advanced level professional library duties as directed by the State Librarian.

 

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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Records Management Archivist, Drexel University Libraries, Philadelphia, PA

Drexel University Libraries seeks a Records Management Archivist for Research Output who will assist in development of strategies to ensure curation of Drexel-generated research output [data and publications] as institutional assets in compliance with records management policies and retention schedules. The Archivist will be responsible for implementing practices and guiding Drexel researchers in capturing, stewarding, and sharing research output. Reporting to the University Archivist and working collaboratively with Libraries and University staff, the Archivist's responsibility entails providing Libraries' services to help researchers and other records managers to describe, discover and preserve Drexel-generated research output within a federated institutional repository environment. The Archivist also provides expertise and guidance on records management practices and resources for the University in support of the Office of General Counsel and serves as the Libraries' records management administrator. For more information and to apply (www.drexeljobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=83840).

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Reference Librarian, Endicott College, Beverly, MA

Endicott College has an employment opening for a full-time reference librarian:  

ENDICOTT COLLEGE

Endicott College is a Baccalaureate, Master and Doctoral Degree granting institution located on the North Shore of Massachusetts. Endicott enrolls more than 2400 undergraduates and 2650 Doctorate, Master and Professional Studies students on its Beverly Campus. The College also has campuses in Madrid and sites in six international locations.

 

REFERENCE LIBRARIAN - Professional, full-time position that assists library users with the use of print, non-print and online resources, provides and manages interlibrary loan services, provides supervision and technical support for electronic databases, instructs individual users and classes on the use and evaluation of library resources. Conducts library orientations/tours upon request. Contributes to collection development and management, prepares, updates and distributes guides to library resources. Performs circulation service duties including staffing circulation desk as needed, circulating library materials, creating and maintaining patron records, communicating and maintaining library policies, resolving circulation problems and distributing overdue notices in the summer. Provides library technical services support at point of need. Contributes to library web pages in cooperation with Office of Information Technology. Attends professional meetings when appropriate. Serves on appropriate College committees. Compiles monthly/yearly statistics for reference queries, ILL and class visits. Performs other duties as required and in consonance with the ECFA-Endicott contract to meet the needs of the department and the College.

Qualifications include MLS from an ALA-accredited institution required. Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Reference experience in an academic library environment preferred. 

Hours/Academic Year: Sunday - Thursday 4:00 p.m. to 12 midnight. Summers, intersessions, etc.: Monday - Friday daytime/early evening hours.

 

Please send a cover letter, resume, and names and phone numbers of three references to humanresources@endicott.edu  

AA/EOE

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Call for Papers: Serving the whole person in GLAM

Please consider preparing and submitting a paper to a special issue of the Journal of the Australian Library and Information Association (JALIA) on "Serving the whole person in GLAM" to be guest edited by Drs Kiersten Latham and Noah Lenstra.

 

From the call: "The study of, and discourse around, galleries, libraries, archives and museums (GLAMs) has traditionally focused on cognitive processes in these institutions. This special issue of JALIA on 'Serving the Whole Person in GLAMs' seeks to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in learning more about how these institutions serve the whole person. Drawing from the National Wellness Institute's (NWI) framework, Six Dimensions of Wellness (emotional, occupational, physical, social, intellectual and spiritual), this issue seeks to explore the whole person in GLAM context..."

 

More information and details are available at the journal website: https://tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/24750158.2018.1535220

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Call for Submissions: GROUP 2020

Call for Submissions 

GROUP 2020 

ACM International Conference on Supporting Group Work 

PACM HCI affiliated conference 

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

http://www.acm.org/conferences/group/conferences/group20/ 

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

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

 

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

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

Submissions to the conference are welcome in the form of:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Conference Topics: 

  • Theoretical and/or conceptual contributions about key concepts relevant to CSCW and HCI, including critique. 
  • Social, behavioral, and computational studies of collaboration and communication.
  • Technical architectures supporting collaboration.
  • New tool/toolkits for collaborative technologies.
  • Ethnographic studies of collaborative practices.
  • Coordination and workflow technology.
  • Social computing and contexts of collaboration.
  • Online communities, including issues of privacy, identity, trust, and participation.
  • Cooperative knowledge management.
  • Organizational issues of technology design, use, or adaptation.
  • Strategies for use of technology in business, government, and newer forms of organizations.
  • Emerging technologies and their design, use, or appropriation in work, home, leisure, entertainment, or education.
  • Learning at the workplace (CSCL at work, Technology-Enhanced Learning, TEL).
  • Co-located and geographically-distributed teams, global collaboration.
  • Cultural and cross-cultural collaboration and communication.
  • Mobile and wearable technologies in collaboration.
  • Innovative forms of human computer interaction for cooperative technologies.

Important Dates 

Papers Abstract and Title Submission: February 22nd, 2019 

Papers Submission Deadline: March 1st, 2019 

1st Round Notifications: April 12 

Resubmit: May 31st 

2nd Round decisions: July 5th 

Camera ready: July 19th 

Submission dates for other venues will be announced later. If you have questions, please contact the conference organizers:

Papers Chairs: 

Ingrid Erickson, Syracuse University 

Adriana Vivacqua, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro 

Lars Rune Christensen, IT University of Copenhagen 

papers@group2020.org

General Chairs: 

Louise Barkhuus, IT University of Copenhagen 

Lionel Robert, University of Michigan 

chairs@group2020.org 

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Technical Services Librarian, Ropes & Gray LLP, New York, NY

About Ropes & Gray

 

Ropes & Gray LLP is a preeminent global law firm focused on providing the highest-quality advice on our clients' critical legal and business issues. Our global team of 2,500 talented professionals regularly helps clients meet high-stakes challenges, solve complex problems and achieve key goals.  These colleagues work together across a global office network that includes offices in Boston, Chicago, Hong Kong, London, New York, San Francisco, Seoul, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Tokyo and Washington, D.C.

We are a contemporary firm that can bring more than 150 years of legal and institutional history to bear on the challenges clients face in today's global, 24/7 business environment. Our collaborative approach gives our clients--which include many of the world's most respected companies and institutions--ready access to leading corporate, litigation, transactional and regulatory lawyers whose knowledge and experience span industries and geographies.


With an international presence, we focus primarily on the asset management, technology, life sciences, health care and real estate industries. Our clients include global industry leaders, financial institutions, investment firms, private equity firms, hospitals and health care organizations, educational institutions and individuals.

We have consistently been recognized for our leading practices in many areas, including private equity, M&A, life sciences, health care, finance, investment management, hedge funds, tax, real estate, intellectual property, commercial and securities litigation, government enforcement, antitrust, and privacy and data security.

Ropes & Gray is an equal opportunity employer.

 

JOB SUMMARY:

Working independently and under the direction of the Manager of Library Services, this position substantively contributes to the Library's Technical Services/Electronic Services team in the core areas of acquisitions, financial recordkeeping, collection management, cost control and reporting, contract negotiation, cataloging, and resource access.  Will expertly utilize all facets and functions of the integrated library system and address any problems with the system with the appropriate internal and external personnel.   

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 

  • Manage vendor relationships for both print and electronic resources; place and track orders and record receipts; coordinate desk copy program, with support from Technical Services staff;  assist in formulating annual desk copy policies; contact users for information on billable expenditures; track expenditures for budgeting purposes; resolve issues with vendors, including returns and refunds.
  • Review vendor proposals and participate in contract negotiations. Make recommendations for proposal terms in keeping with the needs of the firm's users and cost-control efforts.
  • Collaborate with research staff and management on collection management. Lead collection management projects in all domestic and international offices. Using expert knowledge of collection management principles and the firm's stakeholders, make recommendations for improvements to organization and development.
  • Collaborate with electronic services staff and management on cataloging and resource access and arrangement on the InfoNet and mobile devices. Lead cataloging projects; maintain records. Using expert knowledge of cataloging and arrangement principles and of the firm's user populations, make recommendations for cataloging and access improvements.
  • Make recommendations and contribute to decisions regarding cost control and cost recovery, including balancing collections and carrying out cancellations and returns and making recommendations to procedures to improve cost recovery.
  • Train Technical Services library staff on cataloging, acquisitions, and collection management. Write documentation on procedures, including instructions for staff.
  • Assist the Research Services team with reference and research appropriate to skill level.
  • To meet the financial reporting needs of administration, prepare expenditure reports and financial predictions.
  • Obtain documents through interlibrary loan and from document suppliers.
  • Perform administrative duties, including regular activity reports and billing research time.

 

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • M.L.S. from ALA-accredited library school required.
  • Minimum five years of law library experience required.  Minimum three years of law firm library experience strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated expertise in collection management and resource arrangement, acquisitions, and cataloging.
  • Demonstrated expertise in creating, using, and reporting collection, acquisitions, and cataloging data in automated library systems.

 

ESSENTIAL CAPABILITIES:

  • Ability to keep up with new materials, changes in resources and techniques, and shifts in information demands; resourcefulness in obtaining needed materials and information.
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation and communication skills; willingness and ability to actively contribute to project teams, as well as work alone; expected to interact frequently with attorneys, vendors, and staff.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and manage time well.
  • Commitment to providing high-quality library service to a large group of demanding users in a fast-paced business environment.
  • Must be team-oriented and able to share information, goals, opportunities, successes and failures with the appropriate parties.
  • Ability to plan, organize and carry out multiple related activities.
  • Ability to work in a multi-office environment.
  • Ability to work effectively in a culturally and educationally diverse environment.
  • Must pay attention to details and have the ability to follow up and follow through.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Normal office environment. Incumbent is expected to work the hours necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of the position. 

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions, responsibilities or requirements.

 

https://chm.tbe.taleo.net/chm02/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=ROPESGRAY&cws=41&rid=2108

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Children's Librarian, Springfield City Library, Springfield, MA

The Springfield City Library seeks applications for two positions at our forward-looking public library. Get excited about the possibilities of working in the city of Springfield by watching this video, then apply to join our team. We seek candidates who can embrace the attitude that "It's All Yours, Just Ask," and who see the library as a place to help strengthen our city through strong connections and constructive dialogue. We are here to help community members find what they need, no matter who they are, where they come from, or what they're looking for, because the Springfield City Library is their place of connection to information and knowledge, culture, and community.

 

The Children's Librarian position is based in the Children's Room of our busy, progressive Central Library. This 18 1/2 hour/week position pays $24.42 an hour, with a limited benefits package, for an annual salary of $23,494.12. This position has a focus on information service for children and caregivers and on programming for young people. The person hired for this position will also do some collection development and outreach.

 

Candidates should have an ALA-accredited MLS and some experience in a library setting. MLS candidates may be considered as well. Excellent customer service orientation is needed, and a "turned outward" approach to community engagement is ideal. Bilingual abilities desirable (English and Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese or other).

 

Be sure to upload a compelling cover letter when you apply at http://bit.ly/ChLibNov18. Or, go to the City's website, click on Work for the City, and look for Children's Librarian.

 
The closing date for this position is Tuesday, November 20, 2018, at 11:59 pm EST.

 

Inquiries via email about this positions are welcome, but all applications must be filed on the City's website.

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Systems & Discovery Librarian, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA

Systems & Discovery Librarian

 

Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution, is accepting applications for systems and discovery librarian to join the team in the Harold F. Johnson Library.

 

The systems and discovery librarian is responsible for the Library and Knowledge Commons discovery services, strategies and systems. The librarian designs, implements, and assesses (metadata-reliant) processes and other knowledge discovery strategies to enable access to research resources in all formats and fosters student access to academic services in the Knowledge Commons.  This position coordinates library-wide efforts to optimize a suite of discovery and retrieval systems designed to help users access collections and services; and leverages relevant technologies to provide user-centric services for information access and discovery in digital and physical realm. The librarian leads the continuous improvement, extension, and integration of the library's various systems and search tools, including the library catalog, discovery layer, library website, ERM, knowledge base management, institutional repository and other digital delivery platforms.

 

The systems and discovery librarian is responsible for the implementation and management of the library's digital asset management systems; oversees the collaborative development of Five College Compass: Digital Collections project; and provides oversight to the technical services departments by performing and supervising metadata creation for all formats, including archival collections.  The librarian negotiates with vendors for serial, monograph, and electronic resources acquisitions and licensing.  In addition, the systems and discovery librarian oversees systems for archival documentation, and facilitates streamlined and consolidated access to collections, working collaboratively with access services, media services, and research librarians.

 

Master's degree in Library Information Science (ALA Accredited), or equivalent, and a minimum of three years of related experience is required. Ideal candidate must possess a record of engaged leadership, managerial, strategic planning and supervisory experience related to the position; current, innovative and successful experience with a broad range of library access and technical services systems, resource sharing, and online catalog, discovery, and other access systems; and knowledge of cataloging standards, authority control, subject analysis, and controlled vocabulary. Qualified candidate should have knowledge of current and emerging metadata standards and tools, including AACR2, RDA, EAD, MARCXML, Dublin Core, MODS and METS; knowledge of XML, XSLT is required. Candidate should possess strong computer skills and proficiency with heterogeneous operating systems; demonstrated ability to work with computer hardware and software application related to library services; and working familiarity with one or more local library management system. Experience with web scripting languages and data interchange formats such as JavaScript and JSON preferred.

 

The systems and discovery librarian must have a strong user focus, possessing the initiative and creativity to manage projects both independently and as part of a team, with a deep commitment to service and outreach in an academic community. A commitment to working with and supporting access by people from diverse backgrounds is essential.

 

This is a full time, benefited position. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits program. Please submit your cover letter, resume and names/phone numbers of three professional references via our website at https://jobs.hampshire.edu/

 

www.hampshire.edu

Hampshire College is an equal opportunity institution, committed to diversity and inclusion in education and employment.

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Reference Librarian, Reading Public Library, Reading, MA

Reference Librarian - Temporary/Part-time

Reading Public Library

Reading, Massachusetts

Institution: Reading Public Library

80 General Way

Reading, Massachusetts 

Position: Reference Librarian, Temporary Part-Time Position

The Reading Public Library is seeking a creative and energetic Reference Librarian to work a busy public desk, provide readers' advisory and reference service and assist with programs and collection development. Reading Public Library offers a friendly, progressive and exciting environment. This is a temporary six month position from December 2018 through May 2019 at 18 hours per week, including one evening and every third Saturday.

Qualifications:

Master's Degree in Library and Information Science preferred. Candidates in a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science program will be considered. Applicants must have exceptional public service and communication skills; a thorough knowledge of library techniques, services and resources; and a solid knowledge of and comfort with technology.

Salary: $26.79 - $29.58 range. No benefits.

To apply please email letter of interest and resume to:

Judi Perkins

Town of Reading Human Services Division

jperkins@ci.reading.ma.us

Open until filled.

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Faculty Positions, College of Computing & Informatics, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

The College of Computing & Informatics at Drexel University (http://drexel.edu/cci) seeks candidates with intellectual curiosity as well as technical & domain knowledge that can be translated into curriculum design, program vision, and overall teaching and scholarship. Candidates must be able to work with individuals across a spectrum of disciplines both internal and external to the College. We recognize that our success is founded upon the ambition and determination of our faculty, staff, and students. From our innovative research to our world-class education, we are passionate and excited about our endeavors as we look to the betterment of our students, and our community.

 

The Department of Information Science in CCI currently seeks applications to the following open-rank faculty positions: 

  1. Tenure-track faculty in Human-Centered Computing (HCC). We seek an interdisciplinary, world-class scholar with expertise and training in HCI/ User Experience and have a track record or potential to conduct domain-specific HCI research and to collaborate with others for large-scale research proposals. We are particularly interested in candidates who can cross disciplinary boundaries to collaborate with researchers in AI, Privacy and Security, Ubiquitous Computing and other research areas.

  1. Tenure-track faculty in the broad area of Digital Content Management (DCM). We seek candidates with strong technical skills and solid domain knowledge to conduct large-scale digital content projects that will solve significant social and practical problems. Candidates with a background in semantic technologies, semantic content analysis, Web-based content analysis, digital stewardship and enterprise content management are strongly encouraged to apply.

  1. Teaching faculty in Data Science (two positions). For the first position, we seek a leader and innovator for data science education who will help to bridge the College's data science curricula to industry demands and promote data science to a wide audience. For the second position, we seek an expert in one or more areas of data science who can teach a variety of courses in both of BSDS and MSDS curricula.

  1. Teaching faculty in Cybersecurity. We seek candidates to teach and develop security-related courses. Candidates should have background in or knowledge of cybersecurity, cloud security, computer forensics, ethical hacking, or applied cryptography. Candidates with relevant industry experience in security or cybersecurity technology are highly desirable.

 

Drexel is a private university committed to research with real-world applications. The University has over 24,000 students in 15 colleges and schools and offers about 200 degree programs. It also has one of the largest and best-known cooperative education programs in the country, with over 1,600 co-op employers. Drexel's main campus is located on Philadelphia's "Avenue of Technology" in the University City District and at the hub of the academic, cultural and historical resources of the nation's sixth largest metropolitan region. The College of Computing & Informatics is comprised of approximately 60 faculty and 2,000 students.

 

Evaluation of applications will be conducted on a rolling basis; however, applicants should apply by January 15, 2019 for full consideration. To be considered, apply at Evaluation of applications will be conducted on a rolling basis; however, applicants should apply by January 15, 2019 for full consideration. To be considered, apply at http://apply.interfolio.com/57429.

 

Applications should include a cover letter, CV, letters of reference, and brief statements describing the applicant's research program and teaching interests. Electronic submissions in PDF format are required.

 

Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The College of Computing & Informatics is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Background investigations are required for all new hires as a condition of employment, after the job offer is made. Employment will be contingent upon the University's acceptance of the results of the background investigation.

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Archives Assistant, Simmons School of Library and Information Science, Boston, MA

Assistant to the SLIS Archives Management Program

Dates:             Begins December 3, 2018

Hours:            10 hours per week;

Pay rate:         $12/hour

 

General Description:

This position will support the full-time Archives Management faculty on program areas within the Archives Management and Dual Degree programs, with a particular focus on archives internships. 

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintain and update archives internship database, in consultation with Tech Lab as necessary
  • Serve as primary point of contact for external internship contacts throughout all phases of internships
  • Serve as primary point of contact for students to resolve issues with internships
  • Provide additional administrative support for the archives management concentration and Archives Program Director

 

The successful candidate will be technically proficient (programming experience not necessary); possess strong communication and interpersonal skills; and possess the ability to work independently with limited supervision. An Archive Management Program student preferred; must have completed LIS 438 - Introduction to Archival Methods and Services

 

Please send resume and letter detailing interest for immediate consideration by November 15 to: Donna Webber (donna.webber@simmons.edu)

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Library Assistant, Millis Public Library, Millis, MA

On Call Library Assistant, Millis Public Library

The Town of Millis is seeking candidates for an "On Call" Library Assistant at the Millis Public Library to work hours as needed. Work may include daytime, evening, and/or weekend hours. 

Essential Functions:

  • Provides reference, readers' advisory, e-library, and technology assistance to all patrons.
  • Provides exceptional service to all patrons, in keeping with the Library's Public Service Statement.
  • Checks materials in and out, issues new and replacement library cards, processes room and museum pass reservations, collects fines, answers and directs telephone calls.
  • Participates in local, network, regional and state meetings and professional associations.
  • Participates in professional development and training opportunities.
  • Opens and securely closes the Library as required.
  • Performs similar or related work and work on special projects, as required, directed, or as the situation requires.

Qualifications

Candidates should possess a working knowledge of library methods and procedures, ability to work with the public, and computer skills. Public service experience working with adults, teens and children preferred. 

Physical Requirements:
Moderate physical effort required in carrying and moving boxes of books and other materials, which could weigh up to 30 pounds. Must be able to read, use a keyboard, and view a computer monitor.

Salary

14.79/hour

How to Apply

Applications are available on line at www.millis.net.

Completed applications should be sent to Karen Bouret, kbouret@millisma.net or Office of the Town Administrator/Board of Selectmen, Veterans Memorial Building Room 220, 900 Main Street, Millis, MA 02054

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Digitization Project Archivist, Millis Public Library, Millis, MA

Digitization Project Archivist

The Millis Public Library seeks candidates for a temporary, part-time position of Project Archivist. The Archivist will be responsible for the processing and digitizing items from the library's local history collection. This is a grant-funded position that reports to the Library Director.

Duties Include:

  • Manage digitization process of selected items in the library's Local History collections
  • Process records to archival standards and perform basic preservation functions when necessary
  • Improve digital access to collections through appropriate application of standards
  • Provide content for website, blog, and social media
  • Train and manage volunteers
  • Identify opportunities for future projects
  • Submit reports as requested by Library Director
  • Carry out other duties as assigned

Schedule

  • 10 hours per week
  • Flexible schedule during normal business hours

Qualifications

  • MLS or MLS Student
  • Specialization in history, archives, special collections, and/or cataloging.

Completion of the following courses preferred:

  • Organization of Information
  • Digital Archives and Preservation OR Special Library Service
  • Knowledge of digitization, library catalog systems, computer hardware, and software
  • Familiarity with the OAIS Reference Model
  • Familiarity with intellectual property rights

Salary

14.79/hour

How to Apply

Please submit resume and cover letter to Kim Tolson, Library Director at

ktolson@minlib.net

Position open until filled. No phone calls.

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Call for Submissions: Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research

Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research

Call for Submissions

 

The Library Research Round Table of the American Library Association (ALA) announces the 2019 Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research. The deadline for submitting entries is January 31, 2019. The LRRT Shera Award Committee will judge the entries for the competition. The decision of the Committee will be announced by the LRRT Steering Committee Chair prior to the ALA Annual Conference.

Guidelines

  1. All entries must be research articles published in English during the 2018 calendar year.
  2. Articles may be nominated by any member of LRRT or by the editors of research journals in the field of library and information studies. No one may nominate more than two articles. 
  3. All nominated articles must relate in at least a general way to library and information studies. Any research method is acceptable.
  4. Authors of nominated articles need not be LRRT members.
  5. Articles by joint investigators are eligible, as are articles generated as a result of a research grant or other source of funding.
  6. Research articles will be judged on the following points:
  • Definition of the research problem;
  • Application of research methods;
  • Clarity of the reporting of the research;
  • Significance of the conclusions, as judged by the Committee.
  1. The author(s) of the winning article will receive a Certificate.

To nominate or submit an article (or articles) for the 2019 competition, e-mail an electronic copy of each article along with a cover letter, both in PDF format to: folk.68@osu.edu with the subject line: Shera Award, Published Research.

 

Jesse H. Shera Award for the Support of Dissertation Research

Call for Submissions

 

The Library Research Round Table of the American Library Association announces the 2019 Jesse H. Shera Award for the Support of Dissertation Research. This award provides recognition for proposed dissertation research employing exemplary research design and methods. The deadline for submitting entries is January 31, 2019.  The LRRT Shera Award Committee will judge the entries for the competition. The decision of the Committee will be announced by the LRRT Steering Committee Chair prior to the ALA Annual Conference.

Guidelines

  1. The award is restricted to research designs that have been approved by the doctoral candidate's dissertation committee and that are about to be employed or are in the initial stage of use. Completed research is not eligible for consideration.
  2. Any research design is acceptable, but the topic of the research must relate in at least a general way to library and information studies.
  3. Candidates should submit a two-part paper based on their approved dissertation proposal:
  • A brief problem statement not to exceed 500 words.
  • A summary of the design/methodology portion of their dissertation proposal, not to exceed 2,500 words.
  • A brief statement from the dissertation committee chair, supporting and approving the research. 
  1. Candidates for this award need not be LRRT members.
  2. Papers will be evaluated in a double-blind, peer review process, on the basis of the following criteria:
  • Clarity of the research design.
  • The appropriateness of the design and method(s) for the research problem.
  • Adequacy of the description of the methodological procedures.
  • The inclusion of definitions of important terms where needed.
  • The adequacy of the data collection instrument(s) or technique(s).
  • Appropriateness of the proposed data analysis for the research problem and methods.
  • Innovation of the research design.
  1. The winner of the award will receive a Certificate and $250.

To submit a paper for the 2019 competition, e-mail 2 copies (one in which your name and any other identifying information has been removed) in PDF format to: folk.68@osu.edu with the subject line: Shera Award, Dissertation Research.

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Student Success Librarian, California State University, Fresno, Fresno, CA

First Year Student Success Librarian, California State University, Fresno

The  seeks a creative, flexible, team oriented, and technologically savvy individual to join our faculty in developing and providing user-focused library services that support teaching, research, and student success. This full-time, tenure-track librarian will promote the success of first year and transfer students and serve as liaison to campus units which focus on first year programs, student success, and retention. (e.g., Summer Bridge, Upward Bound, First Year Writing Program, University 1). The individual in this position will also coordinate the Library's presence at student orientations and events relating to first year and transfer students. This position will provide an excellent opportunity to explore a variety of directions for professional growth and development. This position is expected to plan and carry out experimental and innovative activities which will be a mix of instructional activities and outreach, providing the right candidate with exciting opportunities to try new things and create new programming.

Required Education: An MLS from an ALA accredited library school/institution (or equivalent). Applicants nearing completion of the MLS degree may be considered; however, degree must be completed prior to hire date.

Required Experience:

  1. Ability to demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff and students from diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds;
  2. Demonstrated knowledge of, or experience with, information literacy and instruction, student learning outcomes, active learning, and the design and delivery of instruction using traditional classroom. methods and current/emerging technologies and pedagogy;
  3. Evidence of excellent communication and presentation skills;
  4. Documentation of strong public service orientation and proficiency in all modes of reference service and research consultation with diverse user groups.

Review of applications will begin on December 7, 2018.  Visit http://jobs.fresnostate.edu for the complete vacancy announcement and information on how to apply. California State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


Please direct questions and comments to search committee chair: Chris Langer, clanger@mail.fresnostate.edu, 559-278-8152

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Youth Services Librarian, Manchester Community Library, Manchester Center, VT

MANCHESTER COMMUNITY LIBRARY

Youth Services Librarian

Mission: Manchester Community Library is open to all as an inspiring gathering place for the community, providing resources for personal enrichment and growth.

The Position

The Youth Services Librarian works 30 hours a week and reports to the Executive Director. He/she serves as the authority on youth and young adult services and programming and is responsible for collection management and the planning, coordination, presentation of programs, services, enrichment opportunities, and special-interest groups geared for children and teens. She/he is also responsible for communicating about youth and young adult services and programming in the Library and out to the community at large. This position requires balancing multiple responsibilities in a fast-paced and forward-thinking environment with an emphasis on providing exemplary customer service to patrons.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Master's Degree in Library Science preferred, Bachelor's Degree required; plus three years of progressively responsible library administration experience. Experience in a supervisory or lead capacity in youth and young adult programming and services preferred.
  • OR a Vermont certificate of library training; any equivalent combination of education, training, or experience in a related field that ensures strong performance of the essential job functions.
  • A working knowledge of computers and associated word processing, spreadsheet, and database software; and web-based email systems is required. Basic graphic design experience preferred.
  • A broad knowledge of the current youth landscape and children's and young adult literature.
  • A desire to work closely with children, teens, and their caregivers with imagination, confidence, and enthusiasm.

Principal Responsibilities

Youth Programming

  • Analyze trends and the expressed and anticipated needs and interests related youth and young adults; research creative opportunities, and field proposals by potential presenters.
  • Develop, coordinate, promote, and implement a variety of programs, events, and special-interest groups that meet the needs and interests of children of all ages. Includes early literacy and kindergarten readiness such as regularly scheduled story times throughout the year; all aspects and related activities for the Summer Reading Program; Super Saturdays, Family Fun Friday Nights, Makers Clubs, Story Walks, Lego League, and STEAM-related workshops. 

Youth Services

  • Provide library membership opportunities and orientation to children, young adults, daycares, and school classrooms; facilitate the practice of good citizenship skills such as respect for others and their property, prohibition of foul language, verbal or physical abuse or damage or disrespect to Library property.
  • Provide reference and reader's advisory service to children, young adults, parents and caregivers, daycares, and teachers.
  • Collaborate with and involve youth and young adults in planning and implementing services for their age group; establish rapport with teens so that they feel welcomed as members of the Library community. ○ Seek out, write and administer small grant applications; complete follow-up reports. (e.g. Stewart's Foundation)

Collection Development

  • Research, evaluate, select, and place orders for materials for Library acquisition.
  • Curate the collection to select, evaluate, maintain, and discard the youth and young adult collections based on professional judgment, preferences of our patrons, and acknowledged review sources to ensure our collection is diverse, current, relevant and meets the needs of the community
  • Read reviews in each issue of Horn Book and Booklist and consider patron recommendations to ensure an active and relevant youth collection for the community.
  • Process, or supervise the processing of all youth materials for the youth services department
  • Supervise the selection and ordering of the children's DVD collection. 

Community Outreach, Public Relations and Communications

  • Provide outreach programs and opportunities for youth and young adult services (e.g. Book Express, Library2GO)
  • Represent the library and serve as a liaison to local school media specialists, teachers, and community stakeholders.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships, and communicate with schools, daycares, businesses, organizations, and community stakeholders in regard to co-hosting, co-sponsoring, and participation in programs and events.
  • Leverage relationships with experts, artists, presenters, performers, and others in the community to provide services and programs in order to meet the needs and interests of children and teens.
  • Develop and maintain a strong working relationship with media outlets in the region; coordinate with local public access cable television station for coverage
  • Create, disseminate, and oversee promotions and communications related to programs/events, including press releases to online and print media outlets, community publications, promotional print materials (posters and banners, upcoming events bookmarks, email alerts, submission to online events listings, and Letters to the Editor about programs, sponsor acknowledgement, collaborations, etc.

Administrative

  • Participate in developing and enforcing goals, policies, and procedures that relate to youth services and needs.
  • Prepare strategic highlights for inclusion in Board reports and communication materials.
  • Prepare accurate and timely youth and young adult programming statistics and reports as needed.
  • Evaluate the cost effectiveness of each program.
  • Participate in preparing the annual budget as it relates to youth and young adult services and needs.
  • Monitor the conditions and security of the Kids Barn & Connector areas and YA Loft.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by the Executive Director or that come up in the normal course of a workday (i.e. dealing with difficult customers, etc.)

Competencies

  • Self-directed with the ability to work independently.
  • Goal oriented and motivated by achieving results.
  • Show initiative, proactively identify issues and concerns and present solutions, and demonstrate persistence to consistently follow through on assigned tasks and requests, and meet deadlines
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, a friendly telephone manner, including the ability to speak compellingly about MCL's mission.
  • Strong attention to detail, problem-solving skills, and sound judgment.
  • Able to cultivate and maintain positive, collaborative working relationships with supervisors, subordinates, co-workers, board members, patrons, and volunteers, working as part of a coordinated team.
  • Able to work well, flexibly, and accurately in a fast-paced work environment, adapting and responding to shifting priorities.
  • Receptive to feedback, a good listener, and open-minded.
  • Proven strong work ethic and a commitment to serving the public.
  • Able to make good decisions in an environment of limited resources and competing claims.
  • Able to work evening and weekend hours.

Supervision

  • Moderate supervision is received through daily interactions, individual meetings with the Executive Director, and staff meetings.
  • May supervise support people, both paid and volunteer, who assist in the children's and young adult areas with programming and activities.

Other Responsibilities

  • Represent the Library positively at all times; act as an ambassador for MCL.
  • May work at the main Help Desk as staffing requires.
  • Participate in developing and enforcing general Library goals, policies, and procedures.
  • Provide customer service, reader's advisory assistance, and ready reference service in person, on the phone, and via email.
  • Read professional literature in print and online to keep abreast of new developments in library service.
  • Attend scheduled staff meetings prepared to participate in problem solving discussions related to both interpersonal and technical issues.
  • Serve on, or advise, Board committees as deemed necessary by the Board of Trustees and Executive Director.
  • Participate in the Vermont Library Association.

The above job description describes the general nature, tasks, responsibilities, and level of work to be performed; it is not meant to be an allinclusive list of every responsibility, duty, and skill required for the position. A criminal background check is required.

Application Materials

Please email a cover letter and resume to J. Violet Gannon (jvgannon@mclvt.org). 

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Big Data/Computational Social Science, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Full Professor, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

Open Rank, Open Department Big Data/Computational Social Science Faculty Position

Open Date: Oct 15, 2018; Application Link: http://apply.interfolio.com/56639

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oklahoma invites applications from energetic, enterprising Big Data/Computational Social Science scholars for an open rank, tenured/tenure track faculty position. This search is part of a cluster hire in the new Data Scholarship Program (DSP).

The DSP is designed to support data science, data analytics, statistics, computational social science, and digital humanities across the university community. This position will play an integral role in the growth and development of the DSP.

Candidates from a broad range of social science and social science-related disciplines are encouraged to apply (including, but not limited to: African and African-American Studies, Anthropology, Communication, Economics, Library and Information Studies, Native American Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, and Sociology).

The position will begin in August 2019. The teaching load will be dependent upon the usual teaching load of hiring department.

The successful candidate is expected to become a leader within a highly collaborative interdisciplinary research and teaching community. We are looking for a social scientist doing innovative work (i.e., machine learning, text analysis, network analysis, data visualization, etc.) and/or utilizing novel datasets (linked, messy, unstructured, in-the-wild, real-time, or based on novel collection methods) that will magnify existing OU strengths. The ideal candidate should be fluent in emerging areas of Big Data social sciences, such as high-dimensional models and the use of "online field experiments;" acquiring "data in the wild" or using unconventional data sources to investigate human behavior or perceptions; and/or developing innovative data collection techniques or statistical methods. Successful candidates will be expected to apply for extramural funding, including participating in collaborative proposals, such as from the DoD, NSF, and NIH, and private sources.

This hire will address critical needs of OU students for additional training in data analytics and data-driven research, from introductory to advanced levels, to meet the high and growing demand for a work force with data-related skills, particularly those who can ground their analyses in core areas of interest to social scientists. We are looking for teaching expertise in the areas of: basic computing for social scientists, advanced courses in the substantive domain of the candidate, and courses in quantitative analyses and statistical methodologies.

Required Qualifications

  • A doctoral degree in a social science or any related discipline.
  • An established, active, and productive research program.
  • Experience with computational tools and/or "Big Data" methods for analyzing and/or visualizing data.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge and skills essential to Big Data/computational social science project development and completion, including but not limited to skills related to developing and managing large or non- conventional datasets, machine or statistical learning and/or causal inference, data analysis and visualization, and/or mining textual, visual, or aural data.
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching that engages students in Big Data/computational social science skill development.
  • Application of large datasets or data science methods to address questions of interest in the social sciences.
  • A sustained research program and a record of top-tier, peer-reviewed or other high-impact scholarly publications.
  • Experience with collaborative, cross-disciplinary research and a record of extramural funding.
  • Leadership in research, instruction, and/or service.

The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of Oklahoma offers an excellent benefits program. For further information please access the Human Resources website at http://hr.ou.edu/.

The University of Oklahoma (OU) is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement, serving the educational, cultural, economic and health-care needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses: Norman, Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City and the Schusterman Center in Tulsa. OU enrolls over 30,000 students and has more than 2700 full-time faculty members in 21 colleges. In 2014, OU became the first public institution ever to rank #1 nationally in the recruitment of National Merit Scholars, with 311 scholars and now boasts a 92% student retention rate. The University is home to the Carl Albert Center, the Center for Applied Social Research, the Center for Risk and Crisis Management, the National Institute for Risk and Resilience, and renowned natural history and art museums. The 277-acre Research Campus in Norman was named the No. I research campus in the nation by the Association of Research Parks in 2013. The University of Oklahoma's beautiful, bustling campus is nestled in the heart of Norman, the state's third largest city, located just south of Oklahoma City. Norman combines the charm of a college town, the sophistication of a cosmopolitan city and the history and culture of the American West. With outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living, Norman is a perennial contender on the "Best Places to Live" rankings. With a cost of living close to 15 percent less than the national average, Norman is a very affordable city. In fall 2014, Time ranked Norman the "least expensive city to raise children." For more information visit: http://soonerway.ou.edu and http://www.ou.edu/flipbook.

Application Instructions Applications should be submitted to http://apply.interfolio.com/56639 on ByCommittee and should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae; three letters of reference; a statement of research interests and how the candidate would contribute to research and teaching in the development of a data scholarship program.

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions about the position may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Carol L Silva at clsilva@ou.edu.

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Faculty, College of Communication and Information, Kent State University, Kent, OH

Full-Time Tenure Track Faculty in Communication and Information

The College of Communication and Information at Kent State University invites applications for an open-rank, tenure-track and/or tenured position at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Full Professor in one of the following areas: web development/programming, emerging media or human-computer interaction.

This position is one of eight new interdisciplinary faculty lines in the College of Communication and Information (CCI) and will be a joint appointment between the School of Digital Sciences (https://www.kent.edu/dsci) and one other school within the college, depending on the successful candidate's disciplinary background: the School of Communication Studies (https://www.kent.edu/comm), the School of Information (https://www.kent.edu/iSchool), the School of Journalism and Mass Communication (https://www.kent.edu/jmc) or the School of Visual Communication Design (https://www.kent.edu/vcd).

The School of Digital Sciences is a cutting-edge, interdisciplinary school designed to train tomorrow's digital leaders. Students learn from faculty drawn from programs across campus and receive broad foundational knowledge in digital technologies - hardware, software, web programming, management, analysis and data science. Academic programs include undergraduate and master's degrees as well as the interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Communication and Information.

CCI is the only college in the nation that combines digital sciences, design, media, information science, and communication in one interdisciplinary college. CCI and its schools offer a supportive and collaborative environment that values both teaching and research/creative activity.

This new faculty member will teach in our undergraduate and graduate programs and conduct research and/or produce creative/professional projects - whichever is appropriate to the candidate's area of expertise and home discipline. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to develop curriculum in his/her specialization area.

We are particularly interested in candidates with knowledge and expertise in at least one of the following areas:

Web Programming/Development:
Proficient in HTML/CSS, Javascript, templating languages (for example, Twig), preprocessors (for example, SASS), task runners (for example, Gulp or Grunt), other languages and frameworks used in web development (for example, Ruby, React, PHP, etc.), website testing and version control.

Emerging Media:
Experience developing interactive or immersive media, published video games, and innovative mobile development. Proficient in Maya, Zbrush, Unreal UDK and Unity. Experience with asset development, pipelines, event scripting, particle effects, animation. Languages such as C++, Python, Blueprints, and Java is a plus. Experience with film and/or television, 360 video, augmented reality, and virtual reality is a plus.

 

Human Computer Interaction:
Experience in human computer interaction, artificial/augmented intelligence, human robot/machine interaction, and ubiquitous computing as well as in affiliated areas such as machine learning and deep learning algorithms employed to understand problems and create solutions.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

A terminal degree in a related discipline or a minimum of 8 years professional experience related to the candidate's field of expertise. The successful candidate will have a proven research record or a proven record of creative activity or evidence of significant professional experience; evidence of teaching excellence, if the candidate has prior university teaching experience; and a willingness and ability to advise, mentor, and teach undergraduate and graduate students. The ability to secure external funding is preferred, although not required.

KENT STATE

Kent State is a comprehensive graduate and undergraduate, residential, Carnegie Doctoral Research Extensive University. Founded in 1910, the university is the third largest in Ohio, with an enrollment of approximately 39,000 students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. The Chronicle of Higher Education identifies Kent State as one of the Great Colleges to Work For (2017). The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching ranks Kent State among the nation's top 74 public high-research universities, and U.S. News & World Report ranks Kent State in the coveted top-tier of Best Colleges (2018).

Kent is a small but vibrant college-town with close proximity to the cultural, dining, and professional sports activities of major cities, along with the recreational opportunities of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and the many lakes in the region.

To apply, visit our jobsite and upload the following items: Letter of interest, curriculum vita and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. We expect an employment start date of August 2019. 

Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer / Disabled / Veterans

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National Library of Medicine Associate Fellowship Program, Bethesda, MD

National Library of Medicine Associate Fellowship Program 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 25, 2019, 11:59 PM ET

 

The National Library of Medicine Associate Fellowship is a one-year residency program for recent library science graduates interested in a career in health sciences librarianship. The program combines curriculum and project work and is located at the National Library of Medicine on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

 

The Associate Fellowship provides knowledge and skills in project work ranging from:

  • Fundamentals of data science, and projects in data wrangling, data analysis, data visualization, programming, and data policy
  • Creation of online tutorials and educational videos, conducting user needs assessments
  • Development of an in-depth understanding of the development, production, implementation of NLM product and services

 

The Associate Fellowship offers opportunities for professional development through:

  • Participation in lectures, exercises, conferences, short and extended visits to other health sciences libraries
  • Workshops on work style, resume review, negotiation, and presentation skills
  • Mentorship from a program coordinator and NLM staff who serve as preceptors

 

The participant will receive an annual stipend of $56,233; additional $6,000 supplement for health insurance; relocation funding; and travel and training support to attend conferences.

 

Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in an ALA-accredited library/information science program, earned by August of the year of appointment or within the previous two years. (Undergraduate degree can be in any major.)
  • Opportunity open to U.S. and Canadian citizens only. Note: Canadians with ALA-accredited Master's degrees should use the same application process as U.S. citizens. U.S. citizens will receive first preference.
  • Work experience in a library or health sciences environment.

 

For a full description of this opportunity and to submit your application, visit https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/NIH-NLM-2018-01

 

If you have any questions, please send an email to nihprograms@orau.org

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Multiple Faculty Positions, Simmons School of Library and Information Science, Boston, MA

Three tenure-track faculty positions at

Simmons School of Library and Information Science

 

Simmons University's School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) seeks outstanding scholars and teachers to fill three tenure-track faculty positions to start in Fall 2019. Simmons SLIS prepares students for inspired service, advocacy, and leadership in library and information science, archives, school libraries, and children's services. Simmons SLIS is dedicated to hiring faculty that will enhance diversity through their research, teaching, and service. We value candidates who bring a variety of backgrounds and experiences to our community in order to develop principles of equity, inclusion, and social justice in our students and to fully prepare our graduates to work effectively in the global environment.

Located in Boston's historic Fenway area, Simmons University is a small, private, non-sectarian university that has educated students for enriching careers and purposeful lives since 1899. Today, Simmons serves nearly 2,000 students in a women-centered undergraduate program and nearly 5,000 students in coeducational graduate programs. Simmons recently achieved university designation and embarked on an academic redesign to create four interdisciplinary colleges, including the College of Organizational, Computational, and Information Sciences, of which SLIS is the largest division. Working at Simmons means joining a collaborative, diverse, mission-driven community of educators and professionals. The School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) is one of the oldest programs at Simmons University, having opened in 1902. Today, the MS in Library and Information Science has over 700 students on two campuses and online, and additional students in our PhD program. The MS degree program is a top-ranked program in U.S. News & World Reports. Graduates of our program hail from every state in the United States and over 80 countries.

The successful candidates will join a faculty with a strong commitment to students' success and with diverse research interests. The SLIS vision "imagines an interconnected world with a diverse and engaged citizenry empowered by information, cultural heritage, and technology; in which the information disciplines and creativity improve lives; and where literature, knowledge, and collective wisdom are preserved and celebrated." All qualified candidates are invited to apply, and we are particularly seeking applications from candidates with experience or research interests in one or more of the following areas:

  • Archives Appraisal, Management, Outreach and Advocacy
  • Digital Curation and Preservation
  • Information Organization & Retrieval
  • Information Policy
  • Library Management and Leadership
  • User Experience and Human Computer Interaction
    • User Services

Candidates will be expected to teach, conduct research, contribute to curriculum development, and provide service to the School, the University, and the information professions. Experience in designing and delivering online courses is highly desirable. Opportunities to teach include undergraduate, master's, and doctoral level courses face-to-face in Boston and at the SLIS West program at the Mount Holyoke College campus in South Hadley, Massachusetts, as well as online.

Requirements: Applicants must hold or expect to complete a doctoral degree in library and information science, information studies, or an appropriately related field, ideally by August 2019. We seek colleagues who can demonstrate excellence in teaching, have a viable research agenda, and show the potential for leadership in scholarship and professional service.

For further information, please contact the Faculty Search Committee Chair, Dr. Lisa Hussey at lisa.hussey2@simmons.edu. You can also reach out to SLIS faculty members who will be attending ASIS&T AM19 in Vancouver.

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Director, Human Resources, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA

The Worcester Art Museum is seeking a new Director of Human Resources, ideally with experience in the not-for-profit realm, with a strong business acumen. The successful candidate will report to the executive director and function as a member of the leadership team. The Worcester Art Museum currently has 74 FTE's and 129 PTE's, its annual operating budget is around $10M, of which staff costs make up 60%. Considered one of the major art institutions in New England, the institution is supported by an endowment of around $100M. It has built a reputation of innovative and family friendly programs, while successfully addressing challenges to its financial sustainability. Embarking on a capital campaign, which will result in an upgrade of the campus, the Director, the Leadership team and staff are looking forward to working closely with a new Director of Human Resources, who will be simultaneously focus on strategy development (strategic use of resources) and hands-on implementation.

A strategic partner of the executive director and an advisor to the other members of the executive leadership team, the successful candidate will oversee one direct reports and subcontracted support; the Director of Human Resources will be responsible for the development, implementation and administration of all aspects of the Human Resource function, including Talent Acquisition, Total Rewards, Performance Management, and Employee Relations strategies and processes and ensuring compliance with federal and state laws. The Director of Human Resources will also participate in all board meetings and liaise with an HR board ad hoc committee.

Candidates must possess a Bachelor's Degree or the equivalent and PHR/SPHR certification is preferred, a minimum of 5 years of diversified HR Generalist background, superior interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills and a strong command of strategic HR management.

Worcester Art is dedicated to and offers equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals.

Interested candidates are asked to submit their resume and cover letter to: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=7bfd752a-735a-4b3a-9ba1-144f47034f70&jobId=260950&lang=en_US&source=CC3&ccId=19000101_000001

We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome diversity.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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Executive Director, The Pilgrim John Howland Society, Plymouth, MA

The Executive Director reports to The Pilgrim John Howland Society Board of Directors and works with the Board to fulfill the Society's vision and mission, ensuring that the museum remains open to the public for historic, cultural and recreational uses while also successfully carrying out day-to-day operations of the Society. The Executive Director is ultimately responsible for all aspects of operations, preservation, programming, development, finances, marketing and communications for the Society.

During the summer season the Executive Director will be primarily responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Jabez Howland site, including the oversight of docents providing tours, organizing and implementing exhibitions, and carrying out on-site community events. The Executive Director will focus on devising and executing strategies enabling The Pilgrim John Howland Society to enhance and deepen its external relationships with existing and new financial supporters, community organizations, and local residents, as well as planning for the upcoming season.

Overall, key responsibilities include evangelizing the Howland story and heightening its profile in the county and the region, seeking new sources of funding, and successfully communicating the mission, vision, and story of the Howland lineage in pursuit of development and revenue goals.

Read more about the job opening: https://pilgrimjohnhowlandsociety.org

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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Director, National Museum of Dance, Saratoga Springs, NY

The National Museum of Dance is seeking a Director to provide robust, innovative leadership of the Museum in all areas of operation.

This position is responsible for: Overseeing the entire operation of the National Museum of Dance and School of the Arts including but not limited to general management, financial management, fundraising, marketing and public relations, programming and outreach, exhibitions, collection maintenance and development, facilities management, venue rental management, and strategic vision planning and development. Managing and growing the annual operating budget. Supervising the Museum's full-time and part-time staff of between six and eight employees. Serving as the principal liaison between the Museum and its Board of Directors including attending Board meetings and preparing Board reports. Serving as the liaison between the Museum and the State Park. Serving as the main spokesperson for the Museum within the local community and the dance community at large.

Candidates should be detail-oriented and highly organized with demonstrated business acumen and a strong ability to multi-task. Outstanding communication and business operation skills are essential. Experience working within or leading a nonprofit organization and knowledge of the arts are an absolute plus. Bachelor's degree required.

To apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume, including salary requirements, to info@dancemuseum.org. Please, no phone inquiries.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: commensurate on experience

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Information Manager, Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers, Baltimore, MD

Do you want to put your database management and information architecture skills to work in the field of philanthropy? 

The Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers (ABAG) is looking for a full-time Information Manager.

The position is the primary system administrator for the Association's website and Salesforce database and is responsible for the ongoing architecture and daily administration of Salesforce and its integration with the Association's processes and communications. This is integral to the ability of the Association to operate efficiently and be responsive and relevant to members and partners.

The Association's mission is to maximize the impact of giving on community life through a growing network of diverse, informed and effective philanthropists. Learn more and apply: po.st/HMdOtL

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Emerging Technologies & Systems Librarian, Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA

- Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater MA

 

Department Summary:

Bridgewater State University's Library Services is located in the Clement C. Maxwell Library and is open an average of 94 hours each week during the academic year. It is a busy, dynamic place with classrooms, academic and administrative offices throughout the building. The library serves all BSU students, faculty, staff, and researchers from across the country and world. Library Services is dedicated to meeting the needs of its communities, to updating its service models as pedagogies and librarianship evolve, to renewing the knowledge and skills of librarians and staff as practices change, to deploying new technologies to improve interactions with library users and to enhance user experiences.

 

Essential Duties:

Library Services seeks an innovative, creative and service-oriented professional for the position of Emerging Technologies & Systems Librarian. This is a tenure-track librarian position reporting to the Director of Library Services. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with others to identify, develop, deploy, and manage new and existing technologies (hardware, software, virtual and cloud-based) to support library services, teaching and learning, and research.

 

This position:

  • Administers and maintains the integrated library system (currently Koha), electronic resources access, and discovery platforms. Troubleshoots issues that may arise with these tools.
  • Provides technical expertise, day-to-day administration, and broad support for traditional and emerging library hardware and software solutions and standards, including but not limited to IoT and SaaS.
  • Manages library systems and platforms and their performances, often in conjunction with the university's IT division. Serves as liaison between Library Services and Information Technology.
  • Serves as point of contact to library systems and emerging technology vendors.
  • Administers Springshare platform and tools, including library website, in collaboration with the Digital Services Librarian.
  • Adapts and/or adopts technologies in support of evolving library reference, instruction, and access services models.
  • Works collaboratively with others, both within the library and across campus, on systems-related, technology-related, and digitally-based services and projects.
  • Provides written reports, assessments, analyses, and documentation as needed and upon request.
  • Understands, reports, and responds to library systems-related needs across library units.
  • Advises, trains, and teaches staff, faculty, and students in new library technologies.
  • Provides library systems support to library colleagues.
  • Serves as liaison to academic departments.
  • Participates in library and campus committees as appropriate.
  • Participates in responsibilities for library policy decisions and project planning through committee and work group assignments.
  • Contributes to the profession and maintains professional knowledge through participation in appropriate state, regional and national library (and related) organizations.
  • Stays current with developments in library and educational technologies; stays current with developments in librarianship and higher education generally.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • Relevant experience in an academic, large public, or special library, or in a related field.
  • Demonstrated experience using a wide variety of platforms, applications, hardware, and software.
  • Experience with web-scale discovery layers and metasearch technologies.
  • Experience managing EZProxy or another client-based server; understanding of networking, including cloud-based technology.
  • Experience with Koha or other integrated library management system.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong analytical skills and knowledge of various research methodologies.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team setting and independently in a changing work environment.
  • Broad familiarity with library operations, procedures, and best practices, especially but not exclusively in relation to systems and technology issues.
  • Evidence of ability to successfully engage in professional activities and disciplinary scholarship to satisfy promotion and tenure requirements of the Massachusetts State College Association (MSCA) contract. http://mscaunion.org/contract/.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Second Master's degree in a related discipline (second master's degree required for promotion beyond Associate Librarian rank).
  • Programming experience including but not limited to HTML, XML, CSS, and Javascript.
  • At least two years relevant experience in an academic or research library.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to supporting a diverse educational and work environment, working effectively with a diverse faculty and student population.

 

Full job description and application instructions available at this link: https://jobs.bridgew.edu/postings/14219

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Call for Proposals: Makerspaces for Innovation and Research in Academics Conference

CALL FOR PROPOSALS NOW OPEN!!!

Submit proposals here: https://goo.gl/forms/lBf3NchJGU98pelJ3

 

The Makerspaces for Innovation and Research in Academics (MIRA) conference planning Committee seeks proposals for its second annual conference at University of La Verne, La Verne, CA on July 10-11, 2019.

 

The MIRA Conference seeks to bring together a group of makers, librarians, educators and practitioners for a day of presentations, workshops, discussions and networking. We encourage participation from all types of libraries, institutions and organizations.

 

Sessions can include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

  • How to set up a makerspace (costs, safety, staffing, training, location, value and buy-in, etc.)
  • How universities and schools are facilitating learning through making (hands-on training, integration into the curriculum, etc.)
  • Role of makerspaces in libraries and museums
  • How makerspaces inspire innovation and entrepreneurship (prototyping, disruptive technologies)
  • Future directions of makerspaces in education
  • Maker projects and concepts relating to machine learning, artificial intelligence, virtual reality and augmented reality
  • Environmental effects of makerspaces and systems put in place to reduce impact
  • Assessment of makerspaces and making
  • Using makerspaces to create partnerships
  • Civic and community engagement in makerspaces

 

Session Types (Active learning and interactive sessions are encouraged):

  • Pre-Conference Workshop (3 hours): An in-depth, interactive, hands-on, deeper and thorough exploration of a topic. Presenter will need to bring their own equipment and supplies.
  • Workshop (45 mins): A hands-on training session. Presenter will need to bring their own equipment and supplies.
  • Lightning Talk (5 mins): A 5 minute session to share a quick overview of your ideas, experience, and programs.
  • Presentation (20/45 mins): A session that can include ideas, experiences, original research, engaging discussion questions or activities.
  • Roundtable Discussion (45 mins): A session that offers conversations in a casual, round table setting.
  • Panel Discussion (45 mins) : A session that brings together 2-5 presenters into a cohesive conversation intended to engage audience members.
  • Makerspace Exhibit (30 mins): A session that offers an opportunity to showcase your makerspace and its programming and services in an informal setting.

 

Proposal Submission Deadline: Feb 19, 2019

Notification of Acceptance: April 15 2019

Conference Registration Opens: Mar 18, 2019

 

If you have any questions, contact Vinaya Tripuraneni, Planning Committee Chair, at vtripuraneni@laverne.edu.

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Librarian, Adult Services, Wellesley Free Library, Wellesley, MA

LIBRARIAN - ADULT SERVICES

 

TOWN OF WELLESLEY

 

The Wellesley Free Library is seeking a technology-savvy, fearless, flexible, and fun full-time (35 hours/week) Librarian to join our team in providing the highest quality library service.  Under the supervision of the Information Services Supervisor, duties will include providing technology education to patrons (including coding and instruction on the use of electronic media); reference and reader advisory services; materials selection; and developing/implementing library programs for high school students.

 

The successful candidate will have instructional experience; strong, positive communication and interpersonal skills; the ability and willingness to handle multiple responsibilities in a changing environment; and be conversant with various library, communication, and social media technologies. Work hours will include weekdays, some evenings, and some weekends.

 

The starting rate of pay is $26.71/hour with an excellent benefit package.  

Requires: MLS; one to three years of reference experience; knowledge of collection development; demonstrated knowledge of effective public service techniques; excellent oral and written communication skills; exemplary customer service skills; excellent computer skills, including familiarity with computer coding concepts, database searching and software specific to libraries. 

To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources Department, Town Hall, 525 Washington St., Wellesley, MA 02482 or e-mail as a Word document or PDF to hr@wellesleyma.gov by November 19, 2018. AA/EOE

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Community Outreach Coordinator, North Kingstown Free Library, North Kingstown, RI

NORTH KINGSTOWN FREE LIBRARY

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY 

COMMUNITY OUTREACH COORDINATOR (23) LIBRARY

 

General Description: This is advanced professional work responsible for one of the five major divisions of the library. The Community Outreach Coordinator is responsible for coordinating efforts to bring the library out to the community within the framework of the library's approved program of service.

 

Responsibilities

  • Supervises the library's programming and outreach efforts, trains and supervises staff and volunteers; develops & oversees related staff projects, encouraging teamwork. 

  • Plans, organizes, and conducts a wide variety of programs to ensure a well-balanced schedule of activities and acts as the liaison with program presenters, exhibitors, and outside funding sources.

  • Works closely with the Friends of the Library providing membership database support and fundraising assistance. 

  • Writes grants, gathers statistics, and works cooperatively with other library staff members, other Rhode Island librarians, and other agencies.

  • Coordinates the development of the monthly newsletter and other publicity materials. 

  • Provides outreach to the community by establishing and maintaining contacts with local community organizations, members of the press, and collaborating with other library staff on promoting the library in the community.

  • Builds and sustains strong collaborations with colleagues inside the library; participates in the library profession through committee work and by attending meetings and workshops; provides direct public service to patrons at the library's service desks.

 

Qualifications: Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association-accredited program is highly desirable. Undergraduate degree from an accredited college, university or technical school is required. Considerable knowledge of professional library principles, methods, techniques, and routines. Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with the public and colleagues; good oral and written communication skills and the ability to conduct programs for small and large audiences.

 

Hours:             Full-time, 35 hours per week

                        Includes evenings and weekend hours

 

Salary:             Starting at $44,669, plus benefits

 

APPLICATION PERIOD CLOSES THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2018

 

Please submit resume, cover letter, and three professional references via postal mail or email to: 

Cyndi Desrochers

Library Director

North Kingstown Free Library

100 Boone St.

North Kingstown, RI 02852

cdesrochers@nklibrary.org

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Archives Assistant, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Archives Assistant

(Part-time)

 

There is a vacancy for a part-time Archives Assistant in the Northeastern University Libraries' Archives and Special Collections Department. Archives Assistants will work in both reference and processing settings. This position is for someone comfortable and welcoming, who has the sensitivity to work with diverse community members and collections. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals interested in gaining experience in an archives and special collections setting while attending graduate school.

 

Duties:

  • Provide reference services to University Faculty, staff and students, and to outside researchers
  • Create processing plans
  • Arrange and rehouse manuscript and archival material
  • Create inventories and finding aids
  • Write blog posts
  • Conduct shelf-reads
  • Standardize legacy data
  • Digitization of select material and assist with digital exhibits
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

  • Enrollment in a graduate level archival or history degree program
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Interest in critical librarianship and inclusive and ethical archival practices
  • Familiarity with such as Alma, ArchivesSpace, Microsoft Office, and WordPress
  • Ability and willingness to lift boxes weighing up to 40 lbs.
  • Commitment to achieving and maintaining diversity in the workplace


Salary:

$14 per hour

Hours:

17 hours per week

To apply please send cover letter and resume via email to:

Daniel Lavoie, Collections Archivist, d.lavoie@northeastern.edu, 617.373.3317

Molly Brown, Reference and Outreach Archivist, mo.brown@northeastern.edu, 617.373.7656  

92 Snell Library, Northeastern University, 360 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA  02115

 

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action Title IX employer. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.

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

The Town of Hopkinton seeks a Children's Librarian

 

Do you enjoy working with children and parents?

Do you want to be an important part of a dynamic professional team in a beautiful, newly renovated library?

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

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

 

The Town of Hopkinton is seeking a full-time (40 hours/week) Children's Librarian to provide exceptional customer service in our busy public library serving an expanding, dynamic town. We're looking for a community-focused, creative professional who will work closely with the library team to keep the children's department growing and innovating. Looking for an opportunity to let your imagination soar, build strong relationships, and accomplish great things? This is your chance! Come to Hopkinton and work with talented and enthusiastic colleagues; connect with and serve a supportive, highly engaged community; see an established and successful department through new and exciting changes and challenges; and enjoy each day spent in a big, beautiful, brand-new Children's Room in a recently renovated and expanded building!

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



Qualifications

  • Master's degree in library and information science or similar field from an American Library Association accredited program with at least two to four years progressively responsible library experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Knowledge of public library practices and procedures; children's literature and children's reading programs and activities; child development; library technologies and common software applications; working knowledge of the laws, regulations and departmental policies pertaining to library services.

  • Ability to be creative and use imagination; read aloud; plan and direct craft and other activities; supervise assistants and volunteers.

  • Establish good rapport with children and parents/guardians; pay attention to accuracy; work with frequent interruptions in a busy environment; maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, other organizations, and the public.

  • Communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing; handle multiple tasks, determine priorities, and meet deadlines; maintain accurate and detailed records; recognize library priorities and work cooperatively and collaboratively to support their accomplishment.

  • Organizational/planning, writing, interpersonal/collaborative communication, leadership, resourcefulness, and discretion; computer skills that encompass effective use of word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, email, social media, internet browser, and library software.  

 

  • At least two years public library and/or youth services experience preferred.

 

 

Hiring Range: Depending on qualifications

 

Internal/External Applicants: To be considered for this vacancy, please submit the required Application for Employment to hr@hopkintonma.gov no later than 4:30 PM,  Monday, November 26, 2018. You may also include a cover letter and resume; however, the Application for Employment is required.

The application form and job description are available at this link: https://groups.google.com/a/hopkintonma.gov/forum/#!topic/jobs/9dUhCN13cN0.

Applications will also be accepted via walk-in or mail at:

Town Hall, Human Resources Department, 18 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA  01748.

The Town of Hopkinton is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity.

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Acquisitions/Catalog Librarian, Providence Public Library, Providence, RI

Acquisitions/Catalog Librarian

(Part-time 15 hours per week)

Position Summary:

The Acquisitions/Catalog Librarian reports to the Head of Technical Services and is responsible for the ordering, receiving, cataloging, and classification of library materials in the Technical Services Department. This is a 15 hour a week position, with flexible scheduling possible.

 

Examples of Work: 

  • Ordering (Edifact) in Acquisitions module
  • Checking shipments for accuracy prior to receiving in Acquisitions module
  • Receiving materials in Acquisitions module
  • Importing and approving invoices (Edifact)
  • Ordering from non-Edifact vendors and publishers
  • Copy cataloging
  • Call for Cataloging (OSL) for MARC records
  • Search for MARC records in Worldcat
  • Perform original cataloging as necessary
  • Classification (Dewey) as necessary

 

Qualifications:

The position is best filled by an energetic and extremely detail-oriented individual.  Outstanding work ethic, strong commitment to customer-centered service and flexibility are critical. Candidates must possess the ability to work both independently and in a fast-paced team environment with diverse patrons and coworkers.

 

  • MLS from an ALA accredited program.  MLS student at least half way through a degree including cataloging, may also apply.
  • Experience with both the Acquisitions and Cataloging modules of Sierra preferred; skilled at planning and organizing; flexibility to adapt to local acquisitions/cataloging practices; ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Knowledge of standards such as RDA, AACR2, Library of Congress Rule Interpretations, Library of Congress subject headings.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships, particularly with librarians responsible for materials selection.
  • Comfortable with, or willing to learn, a range of software, including Google G Suite, Microsoft Office and project management software.
  • This position is non-exempt and is not part of the Union due to the hours worked each week.
  • Hours:  15 hours per week, variable hours based on Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5 pm. Flexibility is expected for special events, etc. 
  • Hourly rate is $19-$21 per hour

 

Please submit cover letter and resume by November 19, 2018.

Submit Cover Letter and Resume to:

E-mail:  HR@provlib.org

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Clinical Informationist & Reference Librarian, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC

 

Professional Librarian II -

Clinical Informationist and Reference Librarian

Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC

 

Position Summary

Provides reference, research support and instruction in support of the clinical education and graduate medical education programs of the Wake Forest School of Medicine. Teaches and consults on the practice of evidence-based medicine. Performs a variety of technical and professional librarian duties of moderate to complex difficulty. Provides information, instruction and assistance to students, staff and faculty.

Education/Experience

Master's degree in Library Science from an accredited American Library Association School and three years of experience in an academic or medical library.

To apply please contact Lindsay Teague in Human Resources: Lindsay.teague@wakehealth.edu.

For questions, you may contact our Library Director, Parks Welch, at pwelch@wakehealth.edu.

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Business & Administration Manager, Battleship Cove and Maritime Museum, Fall River, MA

Battleship Cove, America's Fleet Museum, seeks a part-time Business and Administration Manager. The Business Administration Manager, answering to the Executive Vice President, plays a key role in ensuring the organization uses its financial resources in the most effective ways possible. The manager will work with other department managers to develop and approve workable budgets, expenditures, and cash outlays, and work with the EVP in creating an annual operating budget. They also be responsible for daily accounting and bookkeeping -constantly monitoring cash flow to determine the working capital needed to maintain museum operations.

Responsibilities include: Processing of the museum's weekly payroll, processing accounts payable/receivable, receipts and deposits, month end and annual closing reports, preparing monthly financials for Board meetings, and file all necessary forms with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as prescribed by law.

Requirements: Bachelor's degree in accounting -Masters preferred, superior knowledge of QuickBooks, knowledge of Paychex payroll system is helpful, knowledge of Massachusetts non-profit regulations, ability to meet deadlines and multitask, excellent written and communication skills, attention to detail and accuracy. 30 hours a week

Please submit resume, cover letter and three professional references to battleship@battleshipcove.org.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
SALARY RANGE: $25 per hour

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Director of Library & Knowledge Commons, Harold F. Johnson Library, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA

Director of Library & Knowledge Commons, Harold F. Johnson Library, Hampshire College

Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and member of the Five College consortium with Amherst, Smith, and Mount Holyoke Colleges and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, invites applications for the position of director of the library and knowledge commons. The College is located in the beautiful Pioneer Valley in Western Massachusetts and contributes to the rich cultural environments of the college towns of Amherst, South Hadley and Northampton.

The director of the library and knowledge commons has chief responsibility for all library services and helps to carry out the mission of the library, as such, "The Hampshire College Library is a dynamic hub of people, technology, and information that serves as an incubator of ideas across all disciplines. Educating for change demands comprehension of the past and vision for the future. The library's innovative risk-taking intellectual environment fosters new ways of creating knowledge and understanding."  The director plans, organizes coordinates and directs all aspects of library services in support of Hampshire's academic mission in a unique, "do it yourself" educational environment.  The director brings creative problem solving to leverage available resources and ensure broadest access to relevant resources in support of Hampshire's unique curriculum.  

The director of the library and knowledge commons attracts, develops and supervises an engaged professional and support staff that includes liaison librarians and staff in acquisitions and technical services, discovery, access services, archives, media, advanced media, and the gallery. They work within the Five College library consortium to develop shared access to collections and services; identify and engage partners to participate in development of the library "knowledge, community and technology commons," a hub of extended academic, community-engaged and technology resources in the library that directly support student academic success; and lead the integration of library and technology services with assistance provided by the Writing Center, Transformative Speaking Program, Quantitative Resource Center, and Center for Academic Support and Advising. The director will identify and modify library spaces to support evolving library services; identify necessary resources; and make judicious use of existing institutional resources in support of the library and knowledge commons. Responsibilities will include budget planning, oversight, documentation, and outcomes. The director of the library and knowledge commons serves as spokesperson, both on and outside of campus.

Current and ongoing initiatives the Director will advise and support include the Five College Compass: Digital Collections (https://compass.fivecolleges.edu/) collaborative digital library service with Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges and the Five College implementation of FOLIO and EBSCO beta hosting services for this new open source library services platform (https://www.fivecolleges.edu/libraries/folio).

An advanced degree with a minimum of ten years of job related experience is required. Qualified candidate will have an extensive knowledge of collection management and discovery systems, library and archival cataloging, and metadata standards. Candidate must have the ability to collect and analyze data, project and forecast trends for libraries in higher education with solid interpersonal, leadership, analytical, problem solving, organization, communication (written & oral), computer and administrative skills. This position requires strong management skills and an obligation to stay informed and abreast of trends and best practices in libraries and in higher education. A commitment to working with people from diverse backgrounds and the ability to foster an inclusive library culture is essential.  

This is a full time, benefited position. Hampshire College offers a competitive salary and excellent benefit program. Please submit your cover letter, resume and names/phone numbers of three professional references via our website at https://jobs.hampshire.edu/

www.hampshire.edu

Hampshire College is an equal opportunity institution, committed to diversity and inclusion in education and employment.

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Event Design and Management Workshop

FIRST EVENT DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP Digital Collections: NOV 12 AND 13, 2018

The need to keep up to date with regard to the development of digital collections and management of digital objects in digital libraries, is present at the Institute of Library Research and Information, so that has produced the workshop.

  "Designing and Managing Digital Collections"

It will be taught by Dr. Krystyna K. Matusiak, Library and Information Science (LIS) Program Morgridge College of Education, at University of Denver.; and will feature simultaneal translation.

 

The objective   It is that participants can develop a digital collection; increase awareness of digital objects and their formats; improve the ability to work in the proper configuration of digital objects and the use of free software Omeka; reviewing aspects of copyright and permissions for use and reuse of source! s digital practice and project management skills.

The benefits of attending this workshop are many, including that provide a panoramic view of the process for developing digital collections and explain the components of a digital library. The workshopwill explore, from the theoretical and practical level , the different approaches to the construction, maintenance and evaluation of digital collections that make up a digital library.

The workshop will work with free software incorporating achieving learning through practice. 

Topics: 
• Design and architecture of digital libraries 
• Formats of digital objects 
• Use, reuse and copyright of digital objects 
• Metadata and users of the digital library

The workshop will work with free software incorporating achieving learning through practice.

More information and registration form at: http://iibi.unam.mx/f/TALLER%20-%20PIEZA%20PROMOCIONAL_17SEP.pdf

 

SECOND EVENT MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP RESEARCH DATA: NOV 13, 2018

Data Management Research (or RDM) is a term describing the organization, storage, conservation and exchange of data collected and used in a research project. The information professional take these responsibilities as most important issue for their daily work. Its constant evolution means being updated in the field, and responding to this need, the Institute Library Research and Information invites you to attend the workshop.


 

"Exploring Research Data Management"

It will be taught by Dr. Andrew Cox, Senior Lecturer at the Information School, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom. Further, will feature simultaneal translation.

 

The Objective: It is to present the role that information plays professional to provide support, assistance and support research through research data management.

The benefits of attending this workshop are part of the correct understanding of the daily implications in the management of research data over the lifetime of a research project; and how these data are stored and shared after completing the project.

Topics:

  • Strategic factors and challenges for Research Data Management.
  • Understand local needs.
  • Development of data services research.
  • Advice

More information and registration form at: 

http://iibi.unam.mx/f/TALLER_2_PIEZA_PROMOCIONAL.pdf


THIRD EVENT, CONGRESS II Information Studies: MANAGEMENT! DATA: NOV 14 AND 15, 2018

In Information Studies converge various interdisciplinary perspectives, so the need to revisit approaches derived from areas such as computational sciences and humanities becomes imperative! Currently the social, economic and scientific significance of the information expressed as data, requires rely on careful reflection on the competence of Information Studies.  

II CONGRESS OF STUDIES INFORMATION: DATA MANAGEMENT

The goal: To promote actions aimed at contributing to interdisciplinary discussion on data management from the theoretical field of studies INFORM! ation.
Benefits: Understanding the challenges and directions that have the management of data used and resulting from a research project; achieve a practical update data mining; text mining; big data; linked data; security integration, management and sharing of data.
Topics:
  • Big data
  • Text Mining 
  • Data mining 
  • Scientific data open 
  • Linked Data 
  • Topics related to data management
More information and registration: http://iibi.unam.mx/cei2018/index.php

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

Scholarly Repository Librarian

Assistant or Associate University Librarian

 

The University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries seeks an innovative and user-focused professional to serve in a position of Scholarly Repository Librarian, a 12-month tenure track Library Faculty position in the Digital Partnerships & Strategies Department in the Technology and Support Services tenure home.

 

The Scholarly Repository Librarian will provide leadership for the full range of scholarly repository services, including seeking out ways to leverage the UF Institutional Repository (IR@UF) as a hosting and preservation system and as an incubator for new scholarly digital collections and digital scholarship projects. Working in collaboration with university partners and vendors, the librarian will seek to expand institutional repository services in support of scholarly publication and Open Access activities, such as Electronic Theses and Dissertations, Open Journal Systems, and the Digital Object Identifiers program. In order to support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Scholarly Repository 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.

 

As a faculty member at the University of Florida, the Scholarly Repository 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 library encourages staff participation in reaching management decisions and in these duties the Scholarly Repository Librarian will serve on various library committees and teams.

 

The search will remain open until December 11, 2018, review of applications will begin on November 12, 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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Director, Library Services, Quinebaug Valley Community College, Danielson, CT

Director of Library Services (12 Month Tenure Track)

SALARY LEVEL: $75,544.00, CCP20

Quinebaug Valley Community College seeks an innovative and student-centered librarian to lead a teaching library staff. The Library Director performs and supervises the full range of professional library services, including information literacy instruction; technical services; collection development; libraryoriented information technology; media services; management of the library/media budget; and long-range planning. The position requires the ability to work some evenings, teach information literacy classes as required, and travel to the College's Willimantic instructional location as scheduled.

ANTICIPATED STARTING DATE: January 2019

QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited institution and from three to six years of related library experience, including one to three years of experience supervising others.

Required Skills: Demonstrated leadership and collaborative skills. Excellent interpersonal, oral, written, and online communication skills. Experience with and enthusiasm for teaching information literacy skills to individuals and classes. Effective skills in managing fiscal resources. Ability to work independently and as part of a team and work with a diverse population of students, faculty, staff, and community members. Enthusiasm for tackling all aspects of the job description with creativity, flexibility, and vision. Proven experience developing and delivering innovative technology for student success.

Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position and by providing appropriate references. Exceptions to the degree requirements may be made for compelling reasons.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 26, 2018

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: E-mail a completed Community College Application (found at http://qvcc.edu/human-resources/employmentopportunities/ ) , a current résumé, cover letter, and unofficial transcript(s) to: Lois Kelley, Human Resources Assistant - lkelley@qvcc.edu

PROTECTED GROUP MEMBERS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

Quinebaug Valley Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record in its programs or activities. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Paul Martland, Section 504/ADA Coordinator, EEO Officer and Title IX Coordinator, pmartland@qvcc.edu, 860-932-4124; Quinebaug Valley Community College, 742 Upper Maple Street, Danielson, CT 06239

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Evaluation Manager, Boston Children's Museum, Boston, MA

Reporting to the SVP, Exhibits & Programs, the Evaluation Manager works with project teams to develop goals that can be assessed through evaluation, works with exhibit developers to develop protocols for front end, formative and summative evaluation projects for exhibits, programs and visitor experience surveys, and manages systematic data collection, analysis and documentation and dissemination.

The Evaluation Manager shapes the museum-wide culture of evaluation, building evaluation capacity among the staff, especially in the area of formative evaluation, serving as a bridge to researchers, and encouraging colleagues and staff to see BCM as a learning institution. The Evaluation Manager works with university researchers partnering with the museum, and seeks opportunities for the researchers to share their studies with museum staff and visitors. This is a hands-on position requiring active involvement in all phases of the work from planning to data collection through analysis and dissemination.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Plan, implement, create instruments, collect data, analyze quantitative and qualitative data, and report on approximately 5 to 10 evaluation projects per year related to Museum exhibits, programs, the visitor experience, and other institutional initiatives. This includes Museum's daily program, special events (including school vacation weeks and destination events), etc.
  • Work with exhibits, programs and visitor experience teams to define research/evaluation goals and questions, write evaluation sections of grant proposals, and work on grant funded exhibit and program projects to develop and meet project measures, outputs, outcomes, and reports.
  • Serve on numerous cross-functional teams to incorporate evaluation components into annual strategic goals
  • Build internal evaluation capacity by training staff on evaluation practices, especially formative evaluation and audience research, and providing guidance for staff members conducting their own evaluation projects, and communicating "lessons learned" from evaluation projects through reports and presentations.
  • Work collaboratively across departments, adhering to project timelines, integrating project team members into the evaluation process throughout,
  • Conduct and write literature reviews involving current research related to specific projects
  • Oversee and coordinate BCM's research partnerships (approximately 7-10 university labs), including inviting labs to conduct studies with visitors in the Museum, scheduling data collection slots, providing orientation for new researchers, invoicing, maintaining researcher materials and signage, updating researcher protocols and handbooks, communicating with partners, as well as deepening these partnerships through collaborative trainings/discussions on research topics relevant to the Museum.
  • Oversee research and evaluation interns and/or students conducting research or evaluation studies through relevant courses, and coordinate program for pediatric residents observing visitors in the Museum, and other projects of this nature.
  • Collaborate with external evaluation consultants and advisors on select projects.
  • Represents BCM's research and evaluation work at conferences and workshops, and contribute to wider museum field, as appropriate.
  • Keep up to date on literature related to education and child development, and informal learning research and theory. Share literature and research with appropriate museum staff. Encourage thinking creatively about research and evaluation strategies, and encouraging new approaches to integrating research and evaluative thinking into the work of the Museum.

 

Qualifications:

  • BA required; Master's degree in museum studies, education, or child development strongly preferred.
  • 3 years of experience working as an evaluator/researcher in a museum, informal education, or non-profit setting.
  • Demonstrated expertise and knowledge of research and evaluation practices within informal education settings, including front end, formative and summative studies.
  • Demonstrated expertise and knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methods, and experience implementing mixed-methods study designs.
  • Working knowledge of statistical methods frequently used in museum studies and survey analysis.
  • Knowledge and understanding of issues related to diversity, inclusion, and accessibility and how they relate to research and evaluation practices in informal education settings.
  • Understanding of the ethical issues related to research and evaluation in informal education settings.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and oversee project work independently, while maintaining close communication with project team members.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with peers, and ability to build rapport with a wide range of museum visitors including young children.
  • Fluency in a second language desirable.

 

To Apply: Please submit resume and cover letter to Jobs@BostonChildrensMuseum.org.

More information about the museum can be found at www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org. 

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Community Engagement Program Liaison, Boston Children's Museum, Boston, MA

Summary: The Community Engagement Program Liaison is a key member of the Community Engagement Team working directly with the Senior Manager Community Engagement and is responsible for developing and implementing programs that take place inside and outside of the Museum and support Museum priorities. This position engages with community-based organizations working with families with young children to develop programming at BCM and in community settings that is responsive to and inclusive of the diverse needs and interests of underrepresented visitor constituencies. This position collaborates with designated departments as assigned, serving as a resource and collaborator to inform the development of inclusive and responsive exhibits and programs that support families and reflect the cultures and communities of Boston and Greater Boston. 

The Community Engagement Team is the core staff supporting the Museum's community engagement work with the city of Boston, along with targeted communities throughout Massachusetts. The Community Engagement Team focuses on reaching children and families in communities in greatest need of assistance and facilitates access to the Museum's resources including visiting the Museum. The Community Engagement Teams participates in programs developed collaboratively with the Museum and community-based organizations to benefit such families. The Community Engagement Team serves as external representatives of the Museum, and brings the voices representing community interests, needs and priorities to the Museum to inform its program planning and development.

Essential Job Functions:

  • In collaboration with the Senior Manager Community Engagement, identify annual Museum goals that require Community Engagement Program Liaison support and outlines a plan of work with prioritized activities and deliverables.
  • Serves as the lead community engagement liaison working with select community based organizations, to engage families living in the neighborhoods of Boston, increase the numbers of visitors from neighborhoods currently underrepresented, and provide access to underserved populations.
  • Maintains active two-way collaboration with select community organizations to co-develop programs and activities that support parent engagement, school readiness and family literacy skills.
  • Assists the Senior Manager Community Engagement in the selection, development and implementation of the Parent Ambassadors Program as key strategic partners supporting annual Museum goals.
  • Serves as the lead community engagement liaison working across functions on exhibit and program development to assist in defining and integrating community engagement work along with a cultural competence framework into all exhibits and programs that promotes a welcoming and culturally responsive atmosphere for the Museum's diverse visitors and constituencies.
  • Identifies and attends outside meetings, fairs, festivals, etc. to expand the Museum's reach in the school readiness community and represents the Museum's community engagement work more broadly.
  • Supervises a Community Engagement Specialist who acts as exhibit mentor for assigned exhibits and related programming as assigned.
  • Assists in the development of high quality materials (communication, education, and training) for community engagement efforts.
  • Participates in the evaluation of community engagement programs and activities.
  • Attends internal and external meetings at manager's recommendation.
  • Participates on internal and external committees with manager's approval.
  • Attends supervision and team meetings as required. 

 

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS with a minimum of 2 years of experience working in education, social work, family studies or a related field.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of informal education and family learning in a setting such as a children's museum is desirable
  • Fluency in another language (Spanish, Haitian Creole, Care Verdean Creole, Chinese, Vietnamese) strongly preferred
  • Experience working with diverse populations of parents, children and families in a variety of settings
  • Experience building relationships with community-based organizations especially those working with underserved neighborhoods of Boston
  • Experience training staff
  • Experience working both in a team setting and as an individual contributor
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. Comfortable presenting to large groups.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability work effectively with multicultural, intergenerational audiences, in an energetic, friendly, outgoing, and professional manner.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office including; Word, Power Point, Excel and Outlook.
  • Social media skills a plus.
  • Travel within the city is required. 

Other Factors

  • Schedule: Monday through Thursday 9-5 and Friday 1-9
  • Museum business casual dress code required
  • Occasional school vacation and holiday hours required 

Physical Requirements: While performing the duties of this position the Community Engagement Program Liaison is required to talk, hear, sit, stand and walk. Lots of walking and/or standing are required. The Community Engagement Program Liaison may be required to occasionally lift and carry materials of up to 25 lbs.

To Apply: Please submit resume and cover letter to Jobs@BostonChildrensMuseum.org. More information about the museum can be found at www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org. 

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Librarian, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA

Apply Here!
www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/513469500

About the Library:

The John G. Wolbach Library combines the collections of the Harvard College Observatory (HCO) Library and the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) Library, forming one of the world's preeminent astronomical collections.  The Wolbach Library provides shared resources to support the CfA 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.
http://library.cfa.harvard.edu

Our current and future priorities are to:

  • Facilitate the creation and sharing of new knowledge in Astronomy
  • Lower technical and social barriers that negatively impact the CfA community's ability to achieve its goals
  • Promote the work of the CfA community both internally and externally
  • Develop digital projects and priorities that continually challenge Wolbach library staff to excel at an international level
  • Seek strategic collaborations to ensure the sustainability of Wolbach's programs, services, and projects
  • Promote open science through outreach and training programs

Position Summary

The incumbent collaborates with the CfA and external partners to define, implement, and continuously support: services, programs, and collections that enhance research, teaching, learning, and access to resources at Wolbach. The community served by the Wolbach Library includes Smithsonian staff, Harvard faculty and staff, students, post-docs, the international astronomy community, and the public.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for preparation, coordination, execution and assessment of collaborative projects, programs, and events
  • Develops collaborative project objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility; reports and escalates to management as needed.
  • Ensures that projects are delivered on-time, within scope
  • Creates, maintains, and shares comprehensive project documentation with library staff
  • Maintains current knowledge of emerging trends in learning science, research methodologies, and research services
  • Conducts outreach and collaborates with current library stakeholders (e.g. NASA/SAO ADS), as well as stakeholders who are infrequent users or nonusers of the library and its services
  • Strives to provide equitable delivery of library services through the development of programs, practices, and behaviors which allow the library to actively support all members of the library's community
  • Contributes to Wolbach's monthly reports as required
  • Participates in daily circulation desk staffing


Open & closing dates
10/11/2018 to 11/09/2018

Pay scale & grade
IS 09

Salary
$55,909 to $72,683 per year

Learn more and Apply!
www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/513469500

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Veterinary Library Intern, UPenn Libraries, Philadelphia, PA

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

Availability: Up to one year position available immediately.

Hours: Up to 20 weekday hours per week. Flexible schedule.

Salary:$15.00/hour

Overview: The internship at the Steven W. Atwood Veterinary Medicine Library & Information Commons provides a self-motivated individual experience in the operations of a small academic health science library. Based at the School of Veterinary Medicine, the successful candidate will participate in developing and maintaining information resources, collection management, and collaborative projects for the school.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide reference support for the veterinary school. Staff one weekly shift for the Penn libraries' chat reference service and central information desk.
  • Assist with projects including
    • Digitization project metadata
    • Research impact assessments
    • Print and electronic collection analysis
    • Online tutorials, research guides and web resources
    • Displays and workshops



Interns may further develop professional skills by attending workshops and training sessions and participating in Penn library meetings, as assigned by their supervisors.

Qualifications: Must be a current student in an ALA-accredited Library/Information Science or related graduate program. Able to learn quickly, take initiative, and to work independently and as part of a team. Familiarity and ease with technology. Public service orientation. Flexibility, accuracy, and attention to detail in work. 

Preferred: experience with searching biomedical databases and web resource maintenance and design

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to the attention of:
Margy Lindem
Mlindem@upenn.edu
Please write "Veterinary Library Internship" in the subject line.

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Membership Information and Elections Associate, American Academy of Arts & Sciences, Cambridge, MA

Membership Information and Elections Associate

 

Headquartered in Cambridge, MA, the American Academy of Arts & Sciences is one of the nation's most prominent learned societies and independent policy research centers. Each year, the Academy elects approximately 200 new members who are leaders in all fields and professions.

 

The nomination and election process is run by the Membership Information and Elections (MIE) department, which processes over 1,000 nominations each year and conducts 30-50 membership election conference calls culminating in the election of the new honorees. The MIE department also serves as the primary information hub regarding Academy members. The MIE team is seeking a new position of Membership Information and Elections Associate to organize all aspects of the annual nomination and election process as well as data inflow and output.

 

 

MAJOR AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

  • Provide administration of the Academy's membership database including, but not limited to:
  • Maintaining effective data maintenance and database standards.
  • Conduct periodic data review for accuracy.
  • Conduct data queries.
  • Provide training and assistance to other departments in proper database usage, organization, and retrieval.
  • Work with the director, to plan and implement membership initiatives and special projects.
  • May supervise the Operations assistant on Membership-related projects or delegated tasks as well as supervise temps or other part-time staff.
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned.
  • Manage nomination and election logistics
    • Review nominations to ensure the accuracy and thoroughness of the Academy ballots.
    • Coordinate election materials for committee review, committee meetings, and conference calls.
    • Oversee the scheduling of 30-50 membership and election conference calls.
    • Draft correspondence to members as necessary.

 

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Experience organizing, systematizing, and retrieving database information
  • Close and careful attention to detail.
  • Must possess initiative, outstanding oral and written communication skills, organizational skills, interpersonal skills, and proofing and editing skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing multiple activities and tasks in a high tempo environment.
  • Ability to learn quickly, prioritize, and work accurately with little supervision.
  • Ability to creatively problem-solve and be flexible to work in a changing environment; comfortable with nuance
  • Strong interest and skill in fact-finding and research-based projects.
  • Facility with learning names and accuracy in presenting them.
  • Must be able to handle confidential information appropriately, and to engage with Academy members in a patient, poised and diplomatic manner. 
  • Proficiency in database querying, Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, Word), Adobe Acrobat, various document processing and database applications, and internet searches.
  • Desired qualifications also include:
    • Experience working in an academic environment, preferably in a college admissions, library, or registrar setting. 
    • Ability to effectively interact with a diverse, distinguished membership base. 
    • Ability to exhibit a proactive, positive client focus

 

Commitment to Diversity:

The American Academy is committed to the diversity of its staff and membership. As a scholarly organization and research center, the Academy recognizes that diversity of thought, class, experience, sex, gender, race, physical or mental ability, age, religion, national origin, and sexual orientation is a value to uphold and is central to the mission and work of the organization. A more pluralistic staff embracing diversity of thought, approach and life experience fosters a more nuanced understanding of contemporary issues facing the nation and the world. Working together in a climate of respect and openness models the civil discourse that is fundamental to the work of the Academy.

 

About the Academy

The Academy membership encompasses over 5,600 members and reflects the full range of disciplines and professions: math and physical sciences, biological sciences, the social sciences, humanities and the arts, journalism, business and philanthropic leaders, educational, scientific, and cultural administrators as well as public affairs and public policy.

The link for application submissions is: https://amacad.wufoo.com/forms/r10evvsf18nkgli/

The yearly salary is between $55-65k.

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PhD, 2019-2020 Cohort, Simmons School of Library and Information Science, Boston, MA

The School of Library and Information Science invites applications to our Ph.D. in Library and Information Science program.

The Simmons School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) is inviting applications to our Ph.D. in Library and Information Science for the 2019-2020 cohort. Simmons SLIS has an established reputation for producing both remarkable leaders in professional service at local, national and international levels and outstanding scholars and educators for library and information science (LIS) programs. 

During the program, students are able to conduct research on a variety of dissertation topics within LIS as well as information professions. Doctoral studies can be conducted at various intersections of setting, audience and activity. Some examples of study areas which build on strengths among our faculty include: 

  • Archives
  • Cultural heritage and preservation
  • Information literacy
  • Diversity and inclusion in LIS services
  • Information behavior research
  • Usability and user experience research
  • Community informatics 
  • And more!

Students are required to complete 36 credit hours beyond a master's degree to achieve the Ph.D. degree. Of these 36 credit hours, 15 are devoted to required coursework, three are devoted to the dissertation, and the remaining 18 credits are elective courses. Students may pursue the Ph.D. on a full-time or part-time basis. All degree requirements must be completed within 8 years.

For full consideration, applications are due no later than January 15, 2019. 

For questions or more information, please contact the SLIS Ph.D. Program at slisphd@simmons.edu or the SLIS Admission Office at slisadm@simmons.edu.

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Research Library Assistant, Perkins School for the Blind, Watertown, MA

Research Library Assistant

Department: Training and Educational Resources Program

Schedule: Part-time, 18 hours/week

 

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

 

Summary

The primary responsibilities of this position involve ongoing tasks to support library functions including shelving, shelf-reading, and data entry in our catalog and online resources. This position also provides support for shipping for Perkins publications.

 

Depending on background and interests, other tasks will include some administrative work within the larger department, and/or projects within the Research Library collections.

 

Schedule:

At least three days a week, for a total of 18 hours a week, on a regular schedule. Hours can be scheduled when the Research Library is open (7:30am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.) We are closed on weekends and Perkins holidays.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Shelving materials that have been returned to the library.
  • Fulfilling requests for scanned articles and book chapters.
  • Shelfreading the collection.
  • Maintaining online resources (reviewing dead links, adding new items) in the Scout Information Clearing House.
  • Data entry and editing tasks in our catalog (using InMagic/Presto)
  • Support shipping and other activities for Perkins publications as needed.
  • Assist other staff with handling book requests as needed.
  • Additional projects within the Research Library collection, depending on interests, skills, and library needs.

 

Additional projects may include review of specific sub-collections, creations of bibliographies or online collections (with contextual information), or developing other resources.

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Excellent attention to detail, including proofreading entered data.
  • Strong skills with data entry while following local standards and workflow.
  • Able to locate, scan, shelfread, and shelve print materials.
  • Able to navigate stairs to access three floors of Research Library stacks (do not need to carry materials on stairs.)

 

Preferred skills and experience:

  • Successful completion of a cataloging course and/or equivalent experience editing records in a library catalog.
  • Experience with administrative tasks such as processing invoices.
  • Background working with controlled vocabulary for cataloging and categorization.

 

Benefits: This position does not qualify for benefits. 

 

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

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Call for Papers: IJIDI

Call for Papers: The International Journal of Information, Diversity, & Inclusion (IJIDI)-Special Issue

"Engaging Disability: Social Science Perspectives on Information and Inclusion" 

The International Journal of Information, Diversity, & Inclusion (IJIDI) invites submissions for a special issue focused on social scientific perspectives on information and disability inclusion and empowerment. We welcome full research papers that make a novel contribution to this area of research; this may be empirical, theory-based, methodological, and/or practical in nature, and we encourage international perspectives and collaborations. We will also have a special section for student work, works in progress, opinion pieces, and professional reports. 

Extended abstracts of up to 1,000 words for full research papers and up to 500 words for contributions to the special section (e.g., initial work presented at conferences, practitioner-research, pilot studies, works in progress) are due by *30 November 2018* via email to KimThompson@sc.edu. Authors will be notified of acceptance in mid-December, and final papers will be due by 1 March 2019.

We seek submissions from different disciplines and perspectives for this special issue of IJIDI. The goal of this special issue is to bring together researchers who focus specifically on Engaging Disability. Topics and themes related to disability and information access may include, but will not be limited to:

  • Physical, intellectual, and socio-cultural barriers and supports related to disability, information access, and inclusion
  • Analysis of international information policy considerations of disability
  • Hidden/invisible/latent disability
  • Engaging and including disability in libraries, museums, archives, and other information organizations
  • Disability and employment in LIS
  • Disability and higher education in LIS
  • Faculty and librarians with disabilities: Is technology inclusive or exclusive?
  • Accessibility and usability (broadly conceived)
  • Children and youth with disabilities in the context of information concepts
  • Intersectionality and disability: Exploring multiple identities
  • The disability culture: Information and technology issues 


Kim M. Thompson of the University of South Carolina will be guest editor for this issue, which is scheduled for publication in October 2019. Please contact KimThompson@sc.edu should you have any questions about this call. IJIDI Author Guidelines are available at: http://publish.lib.umd.edu/IJIDI/about/submissions#authorGuidelines.

Schedule: Call for Papers: October 2018
Extended Abstracts due: *30 November 2018 (with notification of acceptance by mid-December 2018)*
Accepted Papers due: 1 March 2019
Peer Review: March 2019
Revised Papers due: 1 July 2019
Publication: October 2019 (issue 4)

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Library Technician, Boston University, Boston, MA

TECHNICIAN III, LIBRARY, Mugar Library, F. Pardee Management Library


The Library Technician III works in a team environment with librarians to provide business related reference services in person, by phone and virtually to library users and refers complex questions to reference librarians. Assists with the maintenance of library guides and pages using such tools as WordPress and LibGuides. Provides general support to the Reference Department by producing instructional handouts for library classes, maintaining reference and instruction schedules and statistics, and assisting with the reference collection maintenance.

Required Skills
Two years of college or equivalent, one year related experience.

Work Schedule: Sunday 12 pm - 8 pm; Monday 11 am - 7 pm; Tuesday 1 pm - 9 pm; Wednesday 9 am - 5 pm; Thursday 9 am - 5 pm

Some flexibility with schedule is desired.

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

Job Location
BOSTON, Massachusetts, United States

Position Type
Full-Time/Regular

Salary
Grade 24

For more information, click here.

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Welcome Reception for COCIS Dean and SLIS Director

Join us to celebrate our new leaders!

Starts:  11/7/2018  5:30 PM

Ends: 11/7/2018 7:30 PM

Location: The Trustman Art Gallery, Main College Building, Boston Campus

Join us! Celebrate the new chapter of Simmons University's School of Library and Information Science and meet its two new leaders.

Welcome Reception for Dr. Marie desJardins, Inaugural Dean, College of Organizational, Computational, and Information Sciences and Dr. Sanda Erdelez, Director, School of Library and Information Science

There will be brief remarks from Drs. desJardins and Erdelez, with light refreshments and an opportunity to network with faculty and fellow alumni.

RSVP today. Tickets are $20 for alumni and guests. Complimentary parking is available.

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Library/Media Specialist, North Attleboro Public School System, North Attleborough, MA

LIBRARY/ MEDIA SPECIALIST

FULL-TIME

COMMUNITY/FALLS

Submit cover letter along with a resume to:
Human Resources Department
Woodcock Administration Building
6 Morse Street
North Attleborough, MA 02760
e-mail:hrstaff@nattleboro.com
or www.schoolspring.com

Application Deadline: November 9, 2018 

The North Attleboro Public School System does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or religious creed, ancestry, national or ethnic origin, age, gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law in admission to, access to, employment in, or treatment in its programs and activities.

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Assistant/Associate Professor, School of Information at Pratt Institute, New York, NY

Location: New York, NY

Open Date: Oct 12, 2018
Description
The School of Information at Pratt Institute (iSchool) seeks a full-time tenure-track assistant or associate professor to begin Fall 2019 who will support the teaching and research related to our Master of Science program in Information Experience Design. The prospective faculty member will teach courses such as Information Architecture and Interaction Design, Mobile UX, Visual Design, Advanced Design Research, and develop/revise courses as needed. The successful candidate's research and teaching will make connections to arts, culture and technology, which is part of the mission of the school.
Areas of Specialization (one or more of the following areas are sought):
  • Information Architecture
  • Interaction Design
  • Mobile UX
  • Emotional Design and Affective Computing
  • Voice User Interfaces (VUI)
  • Design Thinking
  • Service Design
  • Designing for new interaction modalities and contexts (wearables, VR/AR, etc.)
Located on Pratt's Manhattan campus, the School of Information is committed to building diversity in our curriculum and among our faculty, students and staff and seek applicants who can contribute to meeting these goals.
 
POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Teach three 3-credit courses per semester (fall and spring), with the first year at a reduced load (2 courses per semester).
  • Develop new courses and revise existing courses in area of specialization through work with the School Curriculum Committee.
  • Develop and maintain a coherent research agenda that addresses current questions and issues in the field.
  • Within field of specialization, be an active researcher able to produce a sustained record of research and publication in peer-reviewed journals and present peer-reviewed papers at conferences on a regular basis.
  • Serve on faculty, School and Institute committees, participate in related school activities, and provide service to the profession.
  • Serve as an advisor to iSchool students.
  • Contribute to the life of the school.
 
Qualifications
An earned doctorate in Human/Computer Interaction (HCI), Information Science, Human-Centered Design, or a related field. Teaching experience at the college level is required. 
SALARY and RANK are commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Application Instructions
Please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statements on research and teaching, and a list of names and contact information for three academic references via the Pratt website (https://apply.interfolio.com/56617).
Review of applications will begin December 3, 2018.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, marital or domestic partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Pratt Institute recognizes and values the benefits of a diverse workforce.

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User Services Librarian, Simmons University, Boston, MA

We are looking for a User Services Librarian to join our Library team at Simmons University. Reporting to the Library Director, the User Services Librarian will provide leadership for library services including circulation, interlibrary loan, reference, and stacks maintenance. From developing service philosophies and standards to coordinating initiatives with student-centered departments, this position will play a critical role in ensuring the library meets the needs of the Simmons community.

 

The Simmons University Library fully supports the educational needs of all members of the Simmons Community--students, faculty, staff, alumnae/i, and guests. Housed in Lefavour Hall on Simmons' main campus, the Library offers a comfortable and productive environment for learning, including an array of group study rooms, meeting rooms, event spaces, and quiet study areas.

 

Responsibilities: 

User Services

  • Coordinate and manage the provision of user-focused services;
  • Ensure efficient daily operations, quality outcomes, and user satisfaction;
  • Coordinate hiring, training, scheduling, and supervision of User Services staff and student workers;
  • Maintain an expert knowledge of the functions and capabilities of the library systems for Circulation, Interlibrary Loan, Stacks Maintenance, and other User Services functions;
  • Troubleshoot and provide support to staff in all service areas;
  • Prepare student worker budget projections and track expenditures;
  • Oversee the maintenance, analysis, and reporting of statistics on patron services for in-house assessment, planning, and annual reports;
  • Work with Systems & Web Applications Librarian to identify opportunities ensure Library's online presence effectively meets user needs;
  • Engage in assessment activities to measure and benchmark services and works closely with Library and other staff to develop and ensure the provision of consistent and user-centered policies, procedures, and services;
  • Provide leadership on copyright compliance issues and education efforts directed at faculty, staff and students; monitor changes in academic copyright practices and legislation; maintain currency in the Simmons Library copyright policies and guidelines accordingly;
  • Participate in relevant professional organizations.

 

Outreach and Engagement

  • Develop, promote, and publicize Library and User Services policies and procedures;
  • Produce and publicize Library hours' schedule in coordination with Simmons academic community needs each semester;
  • Participate in developing content for Library communications and social media;
  • Coordinate Library outreach to student groups, Student Life, and other assigned campus populations and offices;
  • Coordinate and participate in Library presence at orientation activities;
  • Proactively promote awareness and use of the Library's collections and services, and pursue opportunities that engage and inform the community;
  • Participate as appropriate on University-wide committees and Library standing committees and workgroups;
  • Coordinate services, referrals, and hours with offices in the Center for Student Success including the Writing Center, Tutoring Center, and with Disability Services to ensure access for patrons with special needs;

 

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Master's Degree from an ALA accredited program in Library & Information Science;
  • Demonstrated customer service and troubleshooting experience;
  • Previous supervisory experience;
  • Proven ability to assess, benchmark, and implement process improvements;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral.

 


Preferred

  • Minimum 2 years of public services experience, preferably in an academic library setting
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Experience with library and emerging technologies;
  • Willingness to contribute to the profession through activities such as publications, presentations and taking leadership roles in professional organizations.

Priority will be given to applications received by 11/26.

Apply at https://bit.ly/2yDWmEm.

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Records Coordinator, AccuFile, Boston, MA

Records Coordinator -Boston 

Full-Time/Temporary Position - Great Potential for temp to hire!

Under general direction from the Executive Director, the primary role of the Records Coordinator is to manage the internal flow and processes of the firms records and to index closed or inactive material and oversee the off-site database. This involves sending boxes off-site and recalling material as requested by Firm personnel. This is a full-time, temporary (35 hours week) position with a strong potential for temp to hire for the right candidate.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Process, box and barcode new files moving to storage facility
  • Arrange for pick-up of new boxes and files/boxes being returned to off-site storage
  • Locates files and folders; maintains, updates and creates file indices as necessary or requested
  • Performs and/or coordinates courier services for the department; retrieves and delivers files and boxes as needed or upon request
  • Assist and train support staff in proper procedure for closing/reviewing files
  • Ensure all physical closed files are scanned and captured in electronic repository
  • Handle file retrieval requests. Take daily requests for retrieval of files from off-site storage
  • Coordinate release of files, hard copy and electronic where appropriate to attorneys, clients, or other counsel
  • Gather, index and redistribute orphaned files from departed staff and attorneys
  • Monitor and order new supply of empty boxes as needed and distribute boxes to staff as requested 

Qualifications: 1-3 years legal records experience required Experience implementing an Electronic Records System is desirable Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite Ability to lift up to 35 lbs. Ability to stand or sit for long periods of time

Pay rate: $20-22 an hour, dependent upon experience

To apply: Please email resume to Karen at jobs@accufile.com

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Youth Services Librarian, Mansfield Public Library, Mansfield, MA

YOUTH SERVICES LIBRARIAN

36 HOURS PER WEEK

Mansfield Public Library is seeking a creative, energetic, and enthusiastic team player for the position of Youth Services Librarian. We are seeking an innovative, community-focused, enthusiastic professional for our very busy Children's department. The Youth Services Librarian is responsible for providing excellent library service to children of all ages and their caregivers.

Duties:

  • Responsible for developing, implementing, marketing and evaluating programs and services for children from birth to age 13
  • Selects materials  for the Youth Room using appropriate review sources, classifies materials for the collection, and is responsible for the maintenance of the collection
  • Provides reference and reader's advisory for children (birth to age 13), caregivers and teachers
  • Provides support for parents and caregivers through resources and programming
  • Provides excellent professional services by assisting patrons with information retrieval, location of materials, use of computers and databases
  • Responsible for maintaining a welcoming and inviting physical and virtual library environment for children that supports learning and recreational activities
  • Assists in maintaining an active online presence through our website and social media
  • Creates a variety of communications to promote activities and resources
  • Collaborates with schools, home schoolers and other community groups·
  • Represents the library throughout the community and to agencies and organizations serving children and their adult caregivers
  • Provides monthly and annual statistics on use of resources, programs and reference questions to Director
  • Performs daily activities and operations of the library including circulation and basic troubleshooting for the public library computers
  • Supervises one part time library technician and one part time children's librarian
  • Under the general supervision of the Library Director, participates in professional and supervisory duties
  • Other duties as required

 

Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school, a minimum of three years library experience
  • Thorough knowledge of children's literature
  • High skill level in creating, developing, executing and evaluating compelling programs for children
  • The ability to communicate with and inspire young readers
  • An understanding of children's developmental stages
  • Experience with new technology as well as social media
  • Marketing skills and grant writing skills highly desirable
  • Excellent customer service and oral/written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and focus in a busy environment
  • Ability to work effectively with the public, volunteers and other staff
  • Supervisory skills requiring adherence to professional standards
  • Physical ability to meet the demands and uniqueness of a busy Youth Services Department
  • An inclusive and collaborative thinker and team player
  • Passionate advocate for literacy of all kinds

 

Position requires one night per week, one Saturday per month, one 5th Saturday per year plus occasional flexibility. It is a benefited position. Salary is in 10 steps from $24.79 to $38.43 per hour.

 

Closing date is November 16, 2018

 

 

Please forward a cover letter, resume, and MLS transcript to: 

Catherine Coyne, Library Director

Mansfield Public Library

255 Hope St.

Mansfield, MA 02048

(ccoyne@sailsinc.org)

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Intern, The Frick Collection, New York, NY

The Frick Collection is now accepting applications for the following spring 2019 internship: 

Ayesha Bulchandani Graduate Education Internship | Spring 2019 (Paid)

Application Deadline: December 3, 2018

Find the application process on the internships website at http://www.frick.org/careers/internships.

Graduate students pursuing degrees in art history, art education, arts administration, museum studies, library science or other related fields related to The Frick Collection are welcome to apply.

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Library Information Specialist, Sunrise Systems Inc., Cambridge, MA

Job Title: Library Information Specialist

Duration: 6 Months

Location: Cambridge, MA

 

Job Description:

  • The candidate will have experience in launching and implementing library information technologies.
  • This position is ideal for a professional who is highly organized, flexible, creative, has a high attention to detail, and enjoys working on teams.

 

Responsibilities Implement Current Awareness Library Tool:

  • Alert Portal
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders, vendor, and IT partners to launch a current awareness platform
  • Gather criteria and requirements to build information queries by assessing needs of individuals and internal teams to create information alerts, partner with library coordinator to identify stakeholders
  • Partner with vendor to design alerts as well as to triage alert requests in a timely manner
  • Upon creation of the portal, partner with library staff in creation of communication and training materials (job aides) in support of launching library tools and services Establish disease and product focused educational content
  • Build a bibliographic collection of materials to include client authored publications
  • Search within multiple databases (PubMed, Embase, and internal repositories) to identify client authored publications
  • Partner with library staff and medical teams to organize and tag publications
  • Create a chronological list of published materials
  • Collaborate with IT partners to post bibliographic content and materials into clients  library portal
  • Work with library staff to create disease area literature collections for our core research areas
  • Utilize library tools and resources to search our core areas of research
  • Partner with library staff to curate appropriate literature content
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to connect literature collections to client's company intranet

 

Skills & Qualifications

  • B.S. Degree in the life or information sciences from an accredited college/university combined with 3-5 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Expertise and work experience with scientific, clinical, business, regulatory and/or pipeline databases
  • Proactively strive for superior customer service and outcomes
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work well with external and internal stakeholders
  • Ability to identify risks and issues and communication mitigation and resolution recommendations
  • Technical skills: Office-based systems including Word, Excel, PPT and SharePoint

If interested, please send recruiter Apporva Tiwari at Apoorva.T@sunrisesys.com your resume in Word doc format.

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Staff Librarian, Technical Services, Concord Free Public Library, Concord, MA

STAFF LIBRARIAN, Technical Services

Town of Concord, MA

The Town of Concord is seeking a vibrant team member for part-time (20 hours/week), benefits-eligible position at the historic Main Library. Duties include professional work in planning, directing & conducting the acquisition of library AV materials, and purchasing, cataloging, and maintaining non-print collections. Requires attention to detail & strong customer service & communications skills. Requires Master's degree in Library Science or equivalent and one year of experience. Starting pay rate: $24.78 - $31.08/hour (DOQ), plus generous benefits

Application Deadline:11/15/18 @ Noon

For job description and application instructions, visit www.concordma.gov/jobs or contact Human Resources at 978-318-3025. EOE

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Spatial Data Librarian, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

Lucy Scribner Library at Skidmore College invites enterprising, student-centered applicants for the newly established position of Spatial Data Librarian. While the college has offered GIS instruction for a number of years, this position is new to Scribner Library, which means the new Spatial Data Librarian will have the exciting opportunity to build a suite of courses, resources, and services over the coming years.

In support of Skidmore's teaching mission, the Spatial Data Librarian facilitates access to geospatial data and tools, including unique campus maps and local community data sets, and helps students and faculty curate project-generated data. In addition, this individual will design and deliver credit-bearing courses to students using spatial data in key disciplines. The Librarian will teach up to 12 credits (i.e., 3 or 4 courses) per academic year: the highest priority is to offer Introduction to GIS, but the Librarian will also develop more advanced course offerings to meet current and emerging campus needs across the disciplines. Based in the GIS Center for Interdisciplinary Research, which is staffed by a coordinator and student assistants, the Librarian will also provide instructional and research support to academic departments and programs that utilize spatial data resources and analysis. In collaboration with the Center for Leadership, Teaching, and Learning (CLTL), Learning Experience Design and Digital Scholarship Support (LEDS), the John B. Moore Documentary Studies Program (MDOCS), the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum, and other entities at Skidmore, this individual will contribute to visual literacy and information literacy efforts in service of our forthcoming general education curriculum, which goes into effect in Fall 2020.

As a library faculty member, the Spatial Data Librarian will be expected to keep abreast of relevant literature for current awareness of trends, developments, and best practices in librarianship; perform outreach and liaison duties to key departments, as well as offer more general workshops and events; develop, assess, and revise online resource guides, discovery tools, and digital resources in support of designated departments; participate in the delivery of general and specialized reference services, including individual consultations; build collections in key subject areas; and perform other duties as assigned. This is a 12-month, non-tenured faculty position. Review of applications will begin December 3rd.

Minimum Quailfications:

  • Master's degree or equivalent in Geography, Geographic Information Science, or other relevant field, or relevant work experience
  • ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library or Information Science OR equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum two years of professional work experience in an academic library organization OR minimum two years of experience teaching credit-bearing courses
  • Extensive knowledge and expertise with spatial data and relevant software, including applications of same in research and teaching
  • Knowledge of maps, cartography, and cartographic history, and knowledge of the organization of information and of scholarship in relevant disciplines
  • Working knowledge of indexing/cataloging standards for cartographic resources and metadata standards for spatial data
  • Evidence of effective outreach to faculty and students
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching and understanding of effective pedagogical approaches for teaching spatial literacy
  • Ability to embrace and/or evaluate emerging technologies
  • Familiarity with field data collection using GPS, including project design and related mobile applications (e.g., TerraSync, Fulcrum, GAIA, Avenza)
  • Experience managing ArcGIS Online, including curation of user-generated information and college-published resources, as well as oversight of user accounts and policies for private, organizational, and public-facing digital collections

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in geography or other relevant field
  • More than two years of experience teaching credit-bearing courses
  • Experience with data management planning
  • Familiarity with one or more standard statistical software programs such as SAS, STATA, SPSS, R
  • Demonstrated understanding of geodatabase design database and related software programs or formats such as Microsoft Access or Filemaker
  • Experience developing a multifaceted program for a multidisciplinary constituency
  • Experience creating professional quality graphics suitable for scholarly publishing
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Demonstrated success fostering relationships between the library and academic departments

 

Application Instructions: 

To be considered for this position, please fill out an online application and attach the following documents: cover letter, resume and list of three references to include name, title, company, email address and telephone number of three professional references.

Documents must be attached through the application system. If you encounter difficulty, please contact Human Resources at: careers@skidmore.edu or 518 580.5800

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Metadata & Digital Initiatives Librarian, MCPHS University, Boston, MA

Metadata and Digital Initiatives Librarian (full-time)

MCPHS University

Boston, MA Campus

The MCPHS University Libraries invites applicants for the position of Metadata and Digital Initiatives Librarian. Reporting to the Associate Director, the Metadata and Digital Initiatives Librarian will oversee metadata and systems projects to ensure resource accessibility, and lead the investigation, development, and implementation of digital library initiatives. The incumbent will be a member of the highly collaborative Access/Technical Services Team, and work closely with the Electronic Resources Librarian and other institutional stakeholders. This is a faculty position requiring contributions in scholarship and professional service.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership and technical support to the Libraries' ongoing and future digital initiatives such as an institutional repository, expanding research data management, and library systems initiatives. 
  • Catalog dissertations/theses, archival materials, print books, e-books, and media including streaming video. Supervise support staff in copy cataloging procedures and print book processing.
  • Organize, catalog, and expand MCPHS' digital and physical archives.
  • Support the Access/Technical Services Team as needed on tasks such as processing reserves and providing back-up support for circulation services.
  • Participate in the Library's team-based approach to teaching as part of the Information Literacy Program.
  • Serve as liaison to an academic program, as needed.
  •  Maintain currency in knowledge of emerging trends, best practices, and technical skills to support new initiatives. In particular, following new developments on post-MARC metadata schemes.
  • Work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness.
  • Contribute toward creating a positive and respectful workplace defined by personal and professional competence, integrity and collaboration. 

Additional responsibilities may be assigned by the supervisor.

 

Qualifications:

Required: 

  • MLS from ALA-accredited institution
  • Minimum of two years of professional experience in a technical library position, working knowledge of MARC, RDA, Dublin Core, SQL
  • Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal communication skills
  • Work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness
  • Contribute towards creating a positive and respectful workplace defined by personal and professional competence, integrity and collaboration.

Desired: 

  • Familiarity with XML, EAD, EBSCO EDS, BIBFRAME, JavaScript, XSLT
  • Experience with institutional repositories, open access, and open education resources
  • Experience facilitating library system migration

MCPHS offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits that includes a substantial contribution toward the cost of medical and dental insurance, generous time off benefits, and a significant pension plan contribution. To learn more about our total rewards, please visit MCPHS Total Rewards.

Apply

To apply, please visit https://careers-mcphs.icims.com/jobs/3216/metadata-and-digital-initiatives-librarian/job

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

About Us

MCPHS University, an innovator in health and professional education, is setting the pace in the health science fields. MCPHS has more than 7000 students across campuses in Boston's Longwood Medical Area, downtown Worcester, MA and downtown Manchester, NH. Here, we are preparing future generations of global leaders and promoting systems to improve the health of the public. In the midst of implementing an ambitious strategic plan that will bring us to our 200th anniversary in 2023, MCPHS offers meaningful work that benefits society overall, provides competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, and fosters a sense of connectedness and collaboration among our employees. We are a fast-moving, data-driven educational institution with a strong entrepreneurial mindset.

 

Come join us and be a part of a diverse community that is at the forefront of advancing the healthcare landscape! To learn more about working at MCPHS University, please visit Careers at MCPHS.

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Children's Librarian, Santa Clarita Public Library, Santa Clarita, CA

The City of Santa Clarita is recruiting for the position of Children's Librarian for the Santa Clarita Public Library. Located in Southern California, the City of Santa Clarita is top-ranked nationally for livability, safety and quality of life. 

 

The salary range is $63,752 to $79,664 plus a competitive benefits package including vacation, holiday, and sick leave as well as medical, dental and vision insurance.

 

The application deadline is Friday, November 9th, 2018 at 12:00 noon.

 

More information is available on this recruitment at this link:

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Multiple Positions, Springfield City Library, Springfield, MA

The Springfield City Library seeks applications for two positions at our forward-looking public library. Get excited about the possibilities of working in the city of Springfield by watching this video, then apply for the position that best suits you. We seek candidates who can embrace the attitude that "It's All Yours, Just Ask," and who see the library as a place to help strengthen our city through strong connections and constructive dialogue. We are here to help community members find what they need, no matter who they are, where they come from, or what they're looking for, because the Springfield City Library is their place of connection to information and knowledge, culture, and community.

 

The Adult & Youth Information Services Manager position is based in our busy Central Library and Mason Square Branch Library. The person selected for this position will be part of the Leadership Team and have the following duties:

 

Responsible for directing all activities of the Library's Central Library Adult and Youth Services and the Mason Square Branch Library, which includes Youth, Outreach, and Adult Services, including programming and reference and information services. Ensures that department services are meeting established standards, objectives, and goals, and that services are provided in an appropriate and timely manner in response to changing public needs. Work is performed with professional administrative judgment and decisions are made in accordance with the policies and objectives of the Library Department, with review by the Library Director who reviews work through reports and conferences. Supervision is exercised over professional staff.

 

Requirements include five years of experience in a library environment with two to three years of management experience in an urban, multi-branch public library that demonstrates knowledge of public services for all ages, including reference, programming, public instruction, library collections, service delivery technology, and service evaluation.

 

Bachelor's degree and completion of an American Library Association accredited Master of Library Science.

 

Proven record of meaningful community engagement. Strong staff mentoring and coaching skills. Experience in creating lively programs for adults, teens, and children. Bilingual abilities desirable (English and Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese or other).

 

Further job details and job application are available on the City of Springfield's website. The annual salary is $69.011.28 (N.B.: The City's website incorrectly lists a salary range.) The closing date for this position is ThursdayNovember 1, 2018, at 11:59 pm EST. Be sure to upload a compelling cover letter when you apply. Or, go to the City's website, click on Work for the City, and look for Adult Youth Information Services Manager.

 

The Children's Librarian position is based in the Children's Room of our busy, progressive Central Library. This 18 1/2 hour/week position pays $24.42 an hour, with a limited benefits package, for an annual salary of $23,494.12. This position has a focus on information service for children and caregivers and on programming for young people. The person hired for this position will also do some collection development and outreach.

 

Candidates should have an ALA-accredited MLS and some experience in a library setting. MLS candidates may be considered as well. Excellent customer service orientation is needed, and a "turned outward" approach to community engagement is ideal. Bilingual abilities desirable (English and Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese or other).

 

Be sure to upload a compelling cover letter when you apply at http://bit.ly/ChLibOct18. Or, go to the City's website, click on Work for the City, and look for Children's Librarian.

 
The closing date for this position is Tuesday, October 30, 2018, at 11:59 pm EST.

 

Inquiries via email about these positions are welcome, but all applications must be filed on the City's website. 

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Adult Services/Reference Librarian, Hudson Public Library, Hudson, MA

The Hudson Public Library is seeking an individual to work full-time in the reference area of the adult department. 

 

The Adult Services/ Reference Librarian works independently under the general direction of the Library Director and under policies established by the Board of Library Trustees. Performs professional library duties of a responsible nature involving considerable judgment and initiative in providing forward thinking adult services and reference.

 

Duties: Performs reference and reader's advisory services. Assists patrons by making referrals to other agencies or placing holds for materials not in our collection. Oversees the purchase, maintenance and weeding of the reference and non-fiction collections. Selects and oversees the bid process for the periodical collection; catalogs and oversees the display and disposal of these holdings. Responsible for public relations functions including the scheduling and administration of adult programs, directing monthly book discussions and other projects. Responsible for the evaluation and selection of all on-line reference databases and the links on the website.  Responsible for instructing patrons in the use of the Internet computers, reference databases, and PACs.  Assigns work and projects as necessary to part-time Reference staff. Assists in the maintenance of the Library website; responsible for Library's social media accounts including Facebook, Pinterest, Flickr, Instagram, Twitter, etc. Responsible for outreach and contact with Hudson High School Librarian and Curriculum Coordinator. Attends professional meetings and workshops; reads current professional literature relating to adult services, technology and library services in general.  Covers the Circulation Desk when needed.

 

Education and Experience: Master's degree in library science. MLS candidates may be considered if the candidate is currently enrolled in an ALA accredited Master's program in Library Science with successful completion of core curriculum courses and graduate level reference course; one year of professional library experience; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. 

 

Knowledge, Ability & Skill: Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of professional library work. Knowledge of reference sources and the organization and management of library operations is essential.  Ability to speak and write clearly and concisely. Attention to detail & ability to work independently are equally vital. Strong computer skills and knowledge of Evergreen ILS and Wordpress preferred.

 

Experience in public libraries, teaching and public programming, demonstrated willingness to develop community relationships, and adept with technology. Creativity, enthusiasm, initiative, highly motivated, forward thinking self-starter.

 

Excellent customer service skills and the ability to provide a welcoming atmosphere for library visitors are key components of this job.

 

Hours: 37.5 hours per week; requires one night a week and one Saturday a month.

 

Salary: $36,252 - $47,698 in 8 steps

 

Deadline: November 30, 2018. AA/EOE 

 

Send cover letter, resume and three professional references to: Deborah Backman, Library Director, Hudson Public Library, 3 Washington St, Hudson, MA. 01749 or email dbackman@cwmars.org

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Gordon and Marjorie Osborne Textile Industry Curator, Cornell University Library, Ithaca, NY

Gordon and Marjorie Osborne Textile Industry Curator

Apply here

 

Cornell University Library's Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation & Archives seeks qualified candidates for the position of Gordon and Marjorie Osborne Textile Industry Curator. The successful candidate will provide collection arrangement and description, instruction and outreach, and reference for collections documenting the textile industry in the United States. With the closing of the American Textile History Museum (ATHM) in 2017, Cornell University Library acquired the bulk of the ATHM's Osborne Library, a unique resource on the history of textile production in the United States.

 

The Kheel Center's holdings include rich manuscript and media collections pertaining to labor unions, business history, management theory and practice, and labor relations. As part of the Martin P. Catherwood Library, Kheel supports the curriculum and research interests of Cornell's ILR School and attracts scholars from all over the world. Catherwood Library is the nation's most comprehensive library for workplace issues, specializing in labor history and law, human resources, collective bargaining, organizational behavior, and international and comparative labor movements.

 

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Director of the Kheel Center, the Gordon and Marjorie Osborne Textile Industry Curator will coordinate and be responsible for research support, outreach and instruction, and technical services for textile industry collections at the Kheel Center. Working with the Kheel Center's Technical Services Archivist, the Osborne Curator processes collections transferred from the ATHM and seeks out related materials to add to the Center's holdings. The Osborne Curator may supervise one or two student assistants and will work closely with the Kheel Center's Director, Research Archivist, Digital Archivist, and librarians and archivists from other Cornell libraries and archives.

 

Characteristics: The Gordon and Marjorie Osborne Textile Industry Curator is an experienced, knowledgeable, and collaborative professional who approaches reference, instruction, and outreach services for a large and diverse collection in a thoughtful and comprehensive manner. They work well with colleagues, drawing on and contributing to their subject and archival expertise, but are also able to work independently. They have a strong understanding of standard and traditional archival practices but also embrace changes and opportunities that new technologies bring to the archival field. Most importantly, they understand researchers and the research process and keep their needs in the forefront of their mind when making collection decisions.

 

The Osborne Curator will maintain and promote the HLM Library core values of collaboration, excellence, flexibility, innovation, integrity, and service.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in archival administration, library/information science, or the equivalent.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of 19th and 20th century US history.
  • 2-3 years of full-time, professional work experience in a special collections library or archive.
  • Strong organizational, planning, and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with a variety of staff in a rapidly changing information environment.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in textile studies, history, or a related discipline.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of textiles and textile production.
  • Record of engagement with professional organizations and activities and/or contributions to professional or scholarly literature.

 

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

 

Background: Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Its inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff imparts an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contributes creative ideas to further the University's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement. In addition to the main campus in Ithaca, NY, Cornell's expansive global presence includes the medical college's campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the new Cornell Tech campus being built on Roosevelt Island in New York City. The Ithaca campus sits on 2,300 acres in the heart of the Finger Lakes region. Ithaca, located roughly halfway between Manhattan and Toronto, offers a wealth of arts, culture, and activity while maintaining an eclectic college-town feel. Outdoor enthusiasts can take advantage of the multitude of rolling hills, breathtaking gorges, hiking trails, and lakes offering countless outdoor activities. The city has been named one of the top 100 places to live, a top 10 recreation city, a best green place to live, and one of the "foodiest" towns in America.

 

One of the leading academic research libraries in the United States, Cornell University Library is a highly valued partner in teaching, research, and learning at the university. With an operating budget of over $64 million and a diverse and innovative staff of more than 350, the Library supports 2,700 faculty, 22,000 students and 94 PhD fields. Its world class collections, expert librarians, responsive services in physical and virtual library spaces inspire and nourish scholarship and learning.

 

Benefits: Our comprehensive benefits package includes 22 vacation days, 12 paid holidays, health insurance, life insurance, university retirement contributions, childcare and adoption assistance, and child tuition reimbursement. Professional travel funding is available.

 

Salary and Academic Rank: The salary range, of $55,000 - $75,000, will be competitive and commensurate with experience. The incoming academic rank will be dependent on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.

 

How to Apply: The application deadline is November 30, 2018. External applicants will apply via the Cornell Careers site at: https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/CornellCareerPage/job/Ithaca-Main-Campus/Gordon-and-Marjorie-Osborne-Textile-Industry-Curator_WDR-00016893. Please include one document that contains a cover letter, resume, and the names, phone numbers, and addresses for three references (pdf preferred). 

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Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

 

Notice to Applicants: Please read the required Notice to Applicants statement here. This notice contains important information about applying for a position at Cornell as well as some of your rights and responsibilities as an applicant.

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End Processing Assistant, Harvard University/Harvard College Library, Cambridge, MA

End Processing Assistant, Harvard University / Harvard College Library (90 day temp role)

The Archival Assistant reports to the Houghton Library Head of the Manuscript Section. As part of a team, the position works to provide container and location information for Houghton's 40,000 linear feet of archival materials.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepares booktabs, spine labels, and ownership labels; selects and affixes donor bookplates, all according to Houghton security and preservation policies
  • Performs measurement and construction of protective CMI cases for Houghton printed materials
  • Responsible for the transfer of rare and other materials to the Harvard Depository (HD): modifies holdings/item records; packs and labels materials for transfer and storage; moves heavily-loaded cases to the mailroom.

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications

  • BA and prior library experience required, preferably in an academic library
  • Familiarity working with library materials
  • Competence with Microsoft Office suite and Windows operating system
  • Position requires regular lifting and moving of materials from bookcases and storage areas including materials weighing up to 40 pounds and pushing heavily loaded book trucks
  • The employee must have a high tolerance to library-related allergens

Additional Requirements:

  • Able to perform repetitive work accurately with attention to details.
  • Experience with working in an ILS, preferably Alma
  • Good hand-eye skills for handing fragile and rare paper-based materials
  • Able to work productively with minimal supervision; to schedule and prioritize work to meet stated deadlines; and to work collegially and communicatively with others

Full/Part Time

Full Time

Education

BA/BS

Salary

$16.00 per hour

How to Apply

To apply, send cover letter and resume to pyzynski@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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Library Assistant/Technology Specialist, Waltham Public Library, Waltham, MA

Waltham Public Library -Part-time

Library Assistant II - Technology Specialist

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

 

Qualifications include: Associates Degree or 2 years of post-high school education; 6 months of computer experience; 1 year experience working with the public or any equivalent combination. Strong interest in working with computers, networks, hardware & software. Ability to perform under pressure, ability to work with library staff and a diverse general public in a tactful and courteous manner; excellent problem solving and computer skills. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Must pass a pre-employment physical with drug and alcohol screening, a Criminal Offenders Record Information (CORI) and a background check. Full description available at Human Resources Department.

 

Duties include: Assisting the Head of Technology with software updates and hardware maintenance; Participating in educational technology and maker programming for the community; Helping library patrons research and locate materials and information, providing assistance with digital materials, answering telephones, checking items in and out, registering patrons, account maintenance and other general desk duties as assigned.

 

Preferred qualifications: Fluency in Spanish, Chinese, Haitian Creole or Portuguese; facility with social media, familiarity with III Sierra software; facility with basic print or web design; knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud, WordPress and app creation.

 

19 hours per week

Weekly schedule to include a morning and afternoon and a minimum of one evening/week, plus a minimum of one Saturday and one Sunday per month including July & August.

 

$26.10 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 November 23, 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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Summer Intern, Federal Reserve, Washington D.C.

Summer Internship at the Federal Reserve, Washington D.C.

 

The Research Library of the Federal Reserve Board is offering a paid summer internship for graduate level library or information science students. We offer a full array of desktop and customized library services to staff members at the Board and assist in data intensive and web-dependent Board Research.

The Research Library intern will help improve library services to the Board research and professional community. The intern will work on several of the following projects that represent a variety of the library's responsibilities:

  • Data Inventory Catalog Record Enrichment
    Assist with the curation and cataloging of data sets using international and local standards and practices. Enrich dataset records using subject analysis and normalization of inconsistent metadata. Assist with authority control and data cleanup of vendor records. Link research with data assets used in research, to display in data inventory. Process and analyze search logs for controlled subject vocabulary term enrichment.
  • Scholarly Research and Communications
    Create researcher IDs (ORCID, etc.) for Board authors and connect those IDs to author publications.
  • Preparing for Library Move
    Perform collection management and other tasks in preparation for move.
  • Research
    Research and report out on several topics of interest to library strategy (precise topics TBD, but they will likely relate to issues in scholarly communications, research data, and library management).
  • Marketing 
    Draft a presentation and outreach materials to promote data mapping resources; assist with review of general marketing materials.

 

This full-time (40 hours per week during working hours) internship is located in Washington, D.C., lasts 10-12 weeks, and begins in late May or early June.

 

Position Requirements

  • Enrolled in a Master's degree program in library or information science at an ALA-accredited institution
  • Knowledge and interest in library technology
  • Coursework in original and copy cataloging
  • Attention to detail, initiative, and good communication skills a must

 

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and undergraduate & graduate unofficial transcripts. To apply, please visit https://www.federalreserve.gov/start-job-search.htm and search for job number 21140.

 

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

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Lecturer or Senior Lecturer, Data, Code, and Information Technology, University of Washington Information School, Seattle, WA

The University of Washington Information School is seeking one or more creative and energetic individuals to design and teach leading-edge educational experiences in data, code, and IT. Successful candidates will love teaching and mentoring students. They will have deep technical knowledge in one or more areas, and will want to join iSchool faculty and students in applying information technology to make the world a better place. This is an amazing opportunity to add your voice and technical skills to a diverse, intellectually stimulating, and multi-disciplinary environment.

In this search we are especially interested in individuals with technical expertise in one or more of the following areas (listed alphabetically):

  • Cyber Security
  • Data Science
  • Databases (relational and non-relational)
  • Full-stack Web Development
  • Information Visualization
  • Mobile App Development
  • Networking
  • Software Engineering

The successful candidate will join a broad-based, inclusive Information School that offers multiple degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate level and is committed to the values of leadership, innovation, and diversity. The iSchool's undergraduate major and minor in Informatics have grown to be among the most popular and most competitive programs at UW, and this individual will be a key contributor to their ongoing success.

Lecturing faculty are an integral part of the faculty of the iSchool. We provide mentorship, a career path, and opportunities for leadership in the school. This is a full-time appointment at the rank of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer. This position includes faculty voting rights but is not tenure eligible. The University of Washington is on the quarter system (fall, winter, spring) and lecturing faculty typically teach two courses per quarter (6 courses over 9 months) with summers off. Opportunities for summer teaching are often available. University of Washington lecturing faculty engage in teaching, mentorship, and service. Research is supported and encouraged, but not required.

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

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

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

Qualifications: The appointment is at the rank of Lecturer Full-time, or Senior Lecturer Full-time commensurate with qualifications and experience. The anticipated start is January 1 to September 1 2019. Applicants coming from industry must minimally have a bachelor's degree and 3 years of experience in a technical role. Applicants from academia must minimally have a bachelor's degree and experience teaching at least one course as either the lead or assistant instructor. A master's degree or Ph.D. are desirable but not required. Prior teaching experience or demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching is highly desired of all candidates. 

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to candidates who apply by November 15, 2018. Other applications will be reviewed beginning on the 15th of each month until finalists are chosen. Select candidates will be invited for campus visits. 

The initial application package must include a resume or CV, a cover letter, and a diversity statement (see below). Short-listed candidates will later be asked to do a live teaching demonstration, submit a teaching statement, and will be contacted for letters of reference. If appropriate, instructions will be provided at the appropriate time. 

Please note: The cover letter is important. Drawing on your background, please tell us how you will design and teach leading-edge educational experiences in data, code, and IT and why you are interested in a teaching position at the Information School.

*iSchool Diversity Statement Guidelines

Diversity is a core value of the Information School. We are working to create more equitable opportunities for underrepresented groups to participate in university life in research and teaching, across ranks, and among faculty, students, and staff. The Diversity Statement provides an opportunity for applicants to reflect on how they and their approach to research, teaching, and/or service examines, identifies, and/or will contribute to positive social change that supports people who represent differences in gender, class, race, ethnicity, religious affiliation, national and cultural boundaries, national origin, worldview, intellectual origin, ability, and other identities. We invite you to be reflective and describe where you stand to learn and grow with regard to issues of diversity, inclusion, equity, and justice, and your potential to mentor and educate students who will serve diverse populations. In short, we would like to know, what does "diversity" in academic teaching, service, and research mean to you?

For your reference please consult the UW iSchool's diversity web pages: http://ischool.uw.edu/about/diversity/statement

Equal Opportunity Statement for Employment University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Commitment to Diversity The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint (http://www.washington.edu/diversity/diversity-blueprint/).

Additionally, the University's Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member's academic profile and responsibilities (https://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/FCG/FCCH24.html#2432).

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Digital Production Assistant, WGBH, Boston, MA

The WGBH Education Department designs, produces, distributes and promotes free digital media resources to support innovative teaching and learning for all ages. Our interactive lessons, award-winning videos, and hands-on activities are designed for classrooms, homes, and community settings and delivered via mobile devices, online, and in print. Through in-person workshops, multimedia presentations, professional development, outreach campaigns, and other community engagement models, we enable our audiences to expand their knowledge, improve their skills, and enrich their lives.  We are a partner with PBS in PBS LearningMedia (pbslearningmedia.org), a digital resources service/platform for K-12 education with 1.6 million registered users and thousands of free digital resources.

Under the supervision of the Senior Producer, the Digital Production Assistant (Content Management) is responsible for ingesting and cataloguing WGBH-produced PK-12 digital education content into the Content Management System for publication on the PBS LearningMedia website.  A secondary responsibility involves supporting the WGBH LearningMedia team's basic video production and/or graphic design activities for the website.

Bachelor's degree is required.

Candidates must have:

  • Experience working with content management processes/tools
  • Experience processing image and video files
  • Graphic design skills for software (e.g., Adobe graphic design software)
  • Working knowledge of FileMaker Pro, Word, and Excel
  • Experience with video editing software (Adobe Premiere or Avid)
  • Proven ability to work both independently and collaboratively and to cultivate productive working relationships with internal and external clients
  • Ability to multitask, set priorities, and manage deadlines in a fast-paced environment. strong organizational, written, and oral communication skills and a strict attention to detail
  • Two years' work experience
  • Experience working on a digital platform is preferred.
  • Interest in PK-12 Education a plus

Interested candidates must apply on the WGBH Career Website:

https://www.wgbh.org/foundation/careers

and then click on

P-04261 - Digital Production Assistant-Content Management (WGBH Education)

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Library Assistant, Tisch Library, Tufts University, Medford, MA

Library Assistant III, Evening/Weekend, Tisch Library

Tisch Library is a student-centered research library, dedicated to the support of teaching, learning, and scholarship in Tufts' School of Arts & Sciences and School of Engineering. We provide collections, subject expertise, and technology-rich research and learning environments, with a variety of services and programs to meet the information needs of our students, faculty, and staff. The Access Services Department ensures timely and effective access to library collections, facilities and services, managing circulation, reserves, basic reference, interlibrary loan, stack management, printing and scanning.

 

The Information Desk in Access Services is the frontline service point in Tisch Library. We provide a welcoming, inclusive environment for our patrons, with collaborative staff committed to teamwork. The Library Assistant will answer patron questions in person, and via e-mail, telephone, and chat, and will make timely and effective referrals to specialist librarians, other library departments, and services across campus. We seek candidates who are excited to work in a university library with a community of students and faculty who are diverse in every way.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Provide frontline services to students, faculty and staff, responding to inquiries, resolving problems or making appropriate referrals.
  • Provide guidance and support for student staff working the front desk. Oversee workflow and project assignments for student staff checking in materials, shelving reserves and holds, performing scheduled building counts, and assisting with closing routine.
  • Close and secure the library at the end of the evening shift; open the library at the start of the morning shift (as scheduled).
  • Monitor security issues; engage TUPD support as needed.
  • Process materials per established workflow (new books, holds, recalls, other).

 

Required qualifications:

  • Demonstrated commitment and success in a customer service environment
  • Strong written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Experience with and aptitude for using technology
  • High school diploma or equivalent

 

Preferred qualifications:

  • Familiarity with integrated library management systems and discovery tools, such as Alma and Primo
  • Experience in a higher education environment
  • Associate's degree or equivalent

 

This is a part-time, temporary position, 25 hours/week from November 1, 2018 through May 9, 2019. Hours include:

Tuesday          5:15 p.m. - 1:15 a.m.

Wednesday    5:15 p.m. - 1:15 a.m.

Thursday        5:15 p.m. - 1:15 a.m.

Sunday            9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

 

The wage is $23/hour. Please submit resume and cover letter via email to William Bloom, Head of Access Services, Tisch Library, william.bloom@tufts.edu.

http://tischlibrary.tufts.edu/

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Intern, Department of Justice Libraries, Washington, DC

Internships at the Department of Justice Libraries

 

The Department of Justice Libraries offer ongoing unpaid internships in Washington, D.C. to library science graduate students interested in gaining work experience in a federal law library setting. Practicum opportunities are available for those with an interest in reference, research and web design as well as digitization and technical services. No law degree or legal experience necessary.

 

Sample activities include: 

  • Gain research skills working on real-world questions. 
  • Help develop and maintain intranet pages and research guides for the DOJ Virtual Library. 
  • Create intranet finding aids for un-cataloged library collections such as Attorney General Memoranda or Legislative files. Create e-legislative histories of statutes enforced by DOJ. 
  • Assist in implementing an electronic discovery service, integrating it with DOJ databases. 
  • Digitize important paper collections, increasing accessibility to DOJ researchers, including those with disabilities. 

 

 

We are looking for motivated, self-starting library school graduate students able to work eight hours a week or more. Successful applicants must be a U.S. Citizen and enrolled in a degree program. We will assist a student in obtaining academic credit.

 

To apply, please email resume and references to Roxie.Daneshvar@usdoj.gov and Bridget.Gilhool@usdoj.govThe application deadline for Spring 2019 is Friday November 9, 2018. No phone calls please. Thank you.

 

The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination based on color, race, religion, national origin, politics, marital status, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, status as a parent, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or personal favoritism. The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities. The Department is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department of Justice. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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Repository Manager, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Repository Manager to join our Library department. This is a regular, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for benefits.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Repository Manager supports all aspects of the Woods Hole Open Access Server (WHOAS), including technical functions and data publication. The MBLWHOI library is considered the intellectual heart of the Woods Hole scientific community. This position will help identify and participate in projects that support science activities through demonstration of one or more specialized skills. Will be expected to work on tasks requiring creativity and independent thinking along with proven understanding of fundamental research and computer principles. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Manages the institutional repository, WHOAS, including solicits content, loading files, entering metadata, and coordinating upgrades with our vendor, as well as communications with our DOI registry agents for publications and data.
  • Works closely with our Data Librarian to provide access to data collections and make deposits to other repositories.
  • Collaborates with our Archivist to support access to Institution collections.
  • Participates in library outreach efforts.
  • Supports Open Access initiatives.

NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • As deemed necessary by supervisor

DESIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

Ph.D. in a related field, or Master's in a related field with several years of relevant experience, or Bachelor's in a related field with more than five years of experience. In the absence of a formal degree, considerable equivalent work experience is required. Successful candidates will have demonstrated the technical skill, motivation, independence, and creativity necessary to complete difficult tasks.

  • Experience with DSpace, data management, Dublin Core, and other metadata schema.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Physical duties for this position include but are not limited to, ability to lift less than 25-50 lbs independently; carry 25-50 lbs. Visual abilities to include peripheral, depth perception, and ability to distinguish basic colors. Hearing requirements include the ability to hear and respond to instructions. Other physical tasks include occasional standing/walking; use of hands for basic /fine grasping and manipulation, repetitive motion, reaching above and below the shoulders, kneeling, bending, stooping, and climbing ladders/stools. Other occupational requirements include talking, working around others, with others, and independently. Will be exposed to dust or other irritants. Physical duties are subject to change. 

WHOI is a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC). We are sensitive to the issues of dual career candidates and we will work with applicants to address them. Please visit HERC - for more information.

WHOI is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans/M/F. We encourage Veterans and those with Disabilities to apply. Applications are reviewed confidentially. Applicants that require accommodation in the job application process are encouraged to contact us at (508) 289-2253 or email 
eeo@whoi.edu for assistance.

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Assistant Director, Brookline Public Library, Brookline, NH

Assistant Director Job Description (full time)                                                          

 

Position Objectives: With supervision of the Director, the Assistant Director helps to manage the facility, working with the library staff, providing technical services, overseeing the general operation of the library, and acting as Library Director in the Director's absence. 

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs and supervises all library services.
  • Assists patrons in selection and location of services and books.
  • Assists in preparation of statistical reports.
  • With the Director, reviews and recommends policy and procedural changes or additions.
  • Assists the Director with recruitment and supervision of volunteers.
  • Fills in at circulation desk as required, providing excellent customer service.
  • Catalogs and processes all purchased and donated materials.
  • Enhances professional knowledge and participates in continuing education opportunities.
  • Performs or assigns other duties as needed.

Assigned Tasks may include:

  • Run monthly statistics, organize and maintain statistics book.
  • Catalog all materials, new and donated items.
  • Cover circulation desk as needed.
  • Assist with weeding, staff and volunteer supervision.
  • Deleting withdrawn items from Atriuum and Nhu-pac, as needed
  • Manage library in the Director's absence, including scheduling, payroll, and meetings

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the philosophy and objectives of public library management.
  • Knowledge of budget procedures and financial applications.
  • Familiarity with library automation processes and procedures.
  • Maintaining successful relationships with patrons, citizens, town officials, and vendors.
  • Effective oral and written communication.
  • Skill in developing and implementing long- and short-range plans.
  • Ability to analyze training needs, plan and coordinate training activities.
  • Ability to organize and analyze data with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Ability to initiate projects, manage teams, and motivate staff.
  • Ability to provide outstanding customer services

Education, Training and Experience:

  • Library Science degree preferred. A suitable combination of education and experience which demonstrates mastery of the required knowledge, skills and abilities will also be considered.
  • Minimum of 2 years in a library setting, with some management experience.
  • Demonstrated aptitude for continued professional growth through participation in workshops, professional reading, conferences or other educational opportunities.
  • Significant background in customer service and/or human resources.

 

This position includes health and NH retirement benefits. Email resume and letter of interest to patl@brookline.nh.us.

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Community Engagement Program Liaison, Boston Children's Museum, Boston, MA

Position Description: 
The Community Engagement Program Liaison is a key member of the Community Engagement Team working directly with the Senior Manager Community Engagement and is responsible for developing and implementing programs that take place inside and outside of the Museum and support Museum priorities. This position engages with community-based organizations working with families with young children to develop programming at BCM and in community settings that is responsive to and inclusive of the diverse needs and interests of underrepresented visitor constituencies. This position collaborates with designated departments as assigned, serving as a resource and collaborator to inform the development of inclusive and responsive exhibits and programs that support families and reflect the cultures and communities of Boston and Greater Boston. 

Qualifications: 
  • BA/BS with a minimum of 2 years of experience working in education, social work, family studies or a related field.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of informal education and family learning in a setting such as a children's museum is desirable
  • Fluency in another language (Spanish, Haitian Creole, Care Verdean Creole, Chinese, Vietnamese) strongly preferred
  • Experience working with diverse populations of parents, children and families in a variety of settings
  • Experience building relationships with community-based organizations especially those working with underserved neighborhoods of Boston
  • Experience training staff
  • Experience working both in a team setting and as an individual contributor
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. Comfortable presenting to large groups.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability work effectively with multicultural, intergenerational audiences, in an energetic, friendly, outgoing, and professional manner.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office including; Word, Power Point, Excel and Outlook.
  • Social media skills a plus.
  • Travel within the city is required.
Hours: 
Monday-Thursday, 9-5pm and Friday 1-9pm
Other Factors
  • Museum business casual dress code required
  • Occasional school vacation and holiday hours required
Physical Requirements: While performing the duties of this position the Community Engagement Program Liaison is required to talk, hear, sit, stand and walk. Lots of walking and/or standing are required. The Community Engagement Program Liaison may be required to occasionally lift and carry materials of up to 25 lbs.
To Apply: Please submit resume and cover letter to Jobs@BostonChildrensMuseum.org. More information about the museum can be found at www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org. 

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Evaluation Manager, Boston Children's Museum, Boston, MA

Position Description: 
Reporting to the SVP, Exhibits & Programs, the Evaluation Manager works with project teams to develop goals that can be assessed through evaluation, works with exhibit developers to develop protocols for front end, formative and summative evaluation projects for exhibits, programs and visitor experience surveys, and manages systematic data collection, analysis and documentation and dissemination. 

The Evaluation Manager shapes the museum-wide culture of evaluation, building evaluation capacity among the staff, especially in the area of formative evaluation, serving as a bridge to researchers, and encouraging colleagues and staff to see BCM as a learning institution. The Evaluation Manager works with university researchers partnering with the museum, and seeks opportunities for the researchers to share their studies with museum staff and visitors. This is a hands-on position requiring active involvement in all phases of the work from planning to data collection through analysis and dissemination. 

Qualifications: 
  • BA required; Master's degree in museum studies, education, or child development strongly preferred.
  • 3 years of experience working as an evaluator/researcher in a museum, informal education, or non-profit setting.
  • Demonstrated expertise and knowledge of research and evaluation practices within informal education settings, including front end, formative and summative studies.
  • Demonstrated expertise and knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methods, and experience implementing mixed-methods study designs.
  • Working knowledge of statistical methods frequently used in museum studies and survey analysis.
  • Knowledge and understanding of issues related to diversity, inclusion, and accessibility and how they relate to research and evaluation practices in informal education settings.
  • Understanding of the ethical issues related to research and evaluation in informal education settings.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and oversee project work independently, while maintaining close communication with project team members.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with peers, and ability to build rapport with a wide range of museum visitors including young children.
  • Fluency in a second language desirable.
Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. Occasional Friday night or weekend work.
To Apply:
Please submit resume and cover letter to Jobs@BostonChildrensMuseum.org. More information about the museum can be found at www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org. 

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

Temporary Access Services Resource Sharing Specialist (90 days), Harvard University / Harvard Library

Title: Temporary Access Services Resource Sharing Specialist

Schedule/Hours: Monday - Friday 9 am to 5 pm (35 hrs/wk), 90 days from date of hire

Pay rate: $15/hr

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

 

Qualifications

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

 

Full/Part Time

Full Time

 

How to Apply

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

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On-Call Librarian (Youth/Young Adult/Adult), West Springfield Public Library, West Springfield, MA

On-Call Librarian (Youth/Young Adult/Adult), West Springfield Public Library

The West Springfield Public Library seeks a creative librarian with a strong service orientation to work in a
fast-paced environment.

DUTIES: Under the direct supervision of the Adult or Youth Services Supervisor, the on-call librarian actively assists juvenile, adult, and young adult patrons in securing information through traditional and electronic sources. Daytime, evening and weekend hours are available.

Starting Salary: $23.8560 per hour, no benefits.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor Degree required; MLS strongly preferred. Individuals in this position must have a demonstrated ability in clear verbal and written communications, excellent interpersonal skills, and possess a demeanor of accessibility and helpfulness. Courses in reference, computers, plus one year of directly related experience in an automated library is preferred.

Institution: West Springfield Public Library

 

City/Town: West Springfield

 

DEADLINE: Positions open immediately --applications will be accepted until positions are filled.

To apply: Send resume, cover letter and list of three references to: Human Resources, Suite 6, J. Edward Christian Municipal Office Building, and 26 Central Street, West Springfield, MA  01089. Review of resumes will commence immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is selected.

 

The Town of West Springfield is an affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity within its community.

Job ID:
13133

Email:
nsiegel@cwmars.org

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Library Technician, West Springfield Public Library, West Springfield, MA

LIBRARY TECHNICIAN-

The West Springfield Public Library is seeking dynamic, energetic and customer service oriented individuals for on-call positions. The primary focus is providing excellent customer service to all library patrons at the Borrowers Services Desk.  You will use a fully integrated computer system to complete a variety of assignments in accordance with all library policies. Potential shifts include morning, afternoons, evenings and Saturdays, so flexibility in available working hours a plus.

QUALIFICATIONS: High School Graduate--some college or undergraduate courses preferred.

REQUIREMENTS: Must possess superior customer service skills and be adaptable. Library, bookstore, or other relevant customer service experience. Computer literacy required.

PREFERRED: Familiarity with Evergreen computer system, Windows 10, and Office 2016 software.

SALARY: $16.7461 per hour.

Positions open immediately --applications will be accepted until positions are filled.

To apply: Send resume, cover letter and list of three references to: Kelley Beckwith Human Resources, Suite 6, J. Edward Christian Municipal Office Building, and 26 Central Street, West Springfield, MA  01089. Review of resumes will commence immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is selected.

 

The Town of West Springfield is an affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity within its community.

Job ID:
13134

Email:
nsiegel@cwmars.org

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Subject Librarian, Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security, Cybersecurity and Criminal Justice, University at Albany, Albany, NY

Subject Librarian for Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security, Cybersecurity, and Criminal Justice

 

The University at Albany Libraries (State University of New York, Albany, NY) seek an enthusiastic, knowledgeable, creative librarian to serve as the Subject Librarian for Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security, Cybersecurity, and Criminal Justice. This position supports several programs within the School of Criminal Justice and the new College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security, and Cybersecurity. Other subject responsibilities may be assigned contingent on the successful candidate's qualifications and institutional needs. This position reports to the Director of Collections and requires travel between uptown and downtown campus locations.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Serves as the subject liaison to the assigned departments and provides outreach to and support for faculty and students
  • Evaluates, maintains and develops library collections and manages subject acquisitions budgets
  • Participates in library projects and initiatives
  • Provides subject-related instruction and teaches workshops
  • Provides in-depth research consultation and support for scholarly communication services for faculty and students in the assigned subject areas
  • Collaborates with colleagues responsible for related disciplines to provide coverage for interdisciplinary subjects
  • Creates and maintains subject websites and research guides
  • Provides general reference services during assigned hours, including some evenings and weekends
  • Research, publication, and service to the Libraries, University, and profession are expected to satisfy criteria for continuing appointment (tenure) and promotion

 

Academic rank: Assistant Librarian or Senior Assistant Librarian (rank will be determined by the successful candidate's qualifications)

 

For additional information, including qualification requirements and application instructions:

https://albany.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=103863

 

Application deadline: November 25, 2018

 

The University at Albany is an EO/AA/IRCA/ADA employer.

 

About the University at Albany:

Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research, and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,300 students in nine schools and colleges across three campuses. Located in Albany, NY, New York State's capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City, and the Adirondacks.

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Library Assistant, Children's Department, Waltham Public Library, Waltham, MA

Job Opening

Waltham Public Library - Children's Department

Part-time Library Assistant II - Specialist


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

 

Qualifications include: Associates Degree or 2 years of post-high school education, 6 months of computer experience, 1 year experience working with the public, or any equivalent combination. Strong interest in working with children and families, ability to perform under pressure, ability to work with library staff and a diverse general public in a tactful and courteous manner; good problem solving and computer skills. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Must pass a pre-employment physical with drug and alcohol screening, a Criminal Offenders Record Information (CORI) and a background check. Full description available at Human Resources Department.

 

Duties include:  Helping children and families locate materials and information, providing story hours for pre-school children, answering telephones, checking items in and out, delivering materials to day care centers, registering patrons, account maintenance and other general Children's desk duties as assigned.

 

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

 

19 hours per week

Weekly schedule to include a morning and afternoon and a minimum of two evenings/week, plus a minimum of one Saturday and one Sunday per month including July & August.

 

$26.10 per hour, pro-rated paid time off

no health or retirement benefits

 

Deadline to apply: Open until filled with preference given to applications received in full by November 16, 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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Humanities Liaison Librarian, Performing Arts, UTL, Austin, TX

Humanities Liaison Librarian for Performing Arts (Librarian III)

The University of Texas Libraries (UTL) seeks a collaborative, energetic librarian to support Dance, Music, and Theatre through strategic approaches to selection, discovery, and delivery of digital and print information resources, including instruction and research lifecycle support

 

To learn more about this position, please visit: https://utdirect.utexas.edu/apps/hr/jobs/nlogon/181019010084

 

Essential functions

Serve as the point of contact for in-depth research support to assigned departments, research centers and others conducting research related to assigned subjects. Provide reference using appropriate media in all venues and channels, including individual and small group research consultation. Manage and curate collections in support of relevant curricula and research, with materials in any and all formats including streaming media. Collaborate with others to develop and promote collections, and support the open agenda. Develop content for subject-based web pages and guides. Engage faculty and administration to exchange information about research consultation, collections and research lifecycle support services. Maintain an awareness of evolving research methods in the performing arts and more broadly in the humanities, and offer guidance concerning relevant technology and tools. Collaborate with faculty to achieve information literacy learning outcomes in course-specific ways, including providing instruction sessions and assignments, research guides, and/or tutorials. Serve as a collections coordinator for Fine Arts and Humanities liaisons, communicating about and advocating for collections, and working to facilitate cooperative collection development across subjects. Collaborate to provide marketing and assessment of library resources and services. Engage in fundraising, development and outreach programs, such as exhibits, events, and donor relations. Work closely with UTL staff on departmental initiatives, take on additional subject areas as needed, actively participate in UT Libraries and other local committee and project team efforts, as well as pertinent professional organizations and staff development opportunities. Remain flexible and adaptable to new and emerging staffing models, schedules, and technologies.

 

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

 

Required qualifications

MLS from an ALA-accredited graduate program. Demonstrated subject knowledge of dance, music and theatre. Demonstrated ability to collaborate, communicate and interact effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a culturally diverse and rapidly changing environment. Experience providing research consultation services in an academic environment. Knowledge of scholarly communication issues and trends within the arts and humanities. Evidence of a strong commitment to user-centered services. Experience using and teaching a range of academic electronic information resources and tools. Demonstrated excellent analytical, organizational, and communication skills. Proven ability to work collaboratively and efficiently in a changing environment. Demonstrated willingness to respond to new opportunities with initiative, creative energy, and leadership.

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Youth Services Librarian/Assistant Director, Holbrook Public Library, Holbrook, MA

Youth Services Librarian/Assistant Director, Holbrook Public Library

The Holbrook Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic candidate for the position of Youth Services Librarian/Assistant Director. The position is based upon 40 hours per week including up to two evenings and every Saturday. It is an individual contract with the Holbrook Public Library Board of Trustees. AA/EOE

  1. Primary responsibility is the management of all areas of the Youth Services Department, including programming, collection development, acquisitions, and public relations.
  2. Provides assistance to patrons in selection of materials and reference information in all areas.
  3. Assists and instructs patrons with use of technology.
  4. Supervises all professional, support and volunteer staff in the absence of the Library Director. 
  5. Provides instruction in library skills for staff and library users.
  6. Under the supervision of the Library Director, is responsible for planning, organizing, operating and managing technology driven resources and the automated network system.
  7. Maintains library website and other related sites and social media accounts.
  8. Assists Library Director with long-range planning, financial management, budget preparation, collective bargaining agreement issues, and development of recommendations for library policies and procedures.
  9. Works on cooperative ventures with town-wide groups, keeps informed on trends in the literature and role of department services, takes active role in professional groups and attends workshops and conferences.
  10. Directs the development, repair and maintenance of the library building and grounds in the absence of the Library Director.
  11. In the absence of the Library Director, performs his/her duties as necessary to maintain normal Library operations.
  12. Attends meetings of the Library Board of Trustees when requested to attend.
  13. Performs other related duties as assigned by the Director.  

Qualifications
Candidate must have at least 2 years professional supervisory library experience; must hold an MLS degree from an accredited institution; must have working knowledge of Children's and Teen literature; excellent computer skills including library digital services (Overdrive, Hoopla); willing to work with community groups and organizations to increase the exposure of the library in the community.

Salary: Starting $51,516.48

How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references electronically to:
Donald Colon, Library Director  dcolon@ocln.org  

Please no phone calls.

Closing Date Open until filled

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Open Educational Resources Coordinator, Salem State University Library, Salem, MA

Title: Open Educational Resources Coordinator, Salem State University Library, Salem, MA 

Schedule/Hours: 25 hrs per week; weekday schedule to be determined

Salary: $30-35 per hour

 

General Duties: The open educational resources coordinator is a 25 hour per week (part-time), benefited position that assists with implementation and supports the university's grant-funded program to increase textbook and course material affordability, plans events, advises faculty on course materials and open educational resources (OER), provides one-on-one consultations, and other duties as required.

Please Note: This is a grant-funded position through June 30, 2019 and continued employment is contingent upon on-going grant funding.

For more information and to apply: https://careers-salemstate.icims.com/jobs/2121/open-educational-resources-coordinator/job

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Adult Services Librarians, Simsbury Public Library, Simsbury, CT

The Simsbury Public Library is now accepting applications for (2) two creative and forward thinking Part-Time Adult Services Librarians to work at our busy Information Desk.
Under the general supervision of the Head of Adult Services, successful candidates will be responsible for providing excellent customer service and meeting the informational needs of the community through a variety of means; as well as assisting in the promotion of the Library, its programs and services. 
This is a part-time unaffiliated position with an hourly pay rate of $28.16/hour for approximately 4-16 hours per week (Weekdays, Weekends and Evenings Included).
All applications must be submitted online at: www.simsbury-ct.gov/jobs

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Children's Librarian, Derry Public Library, Derry, NH

Job Advertisement

 

Derry Public Library

Part-Time Children's Librarian I

 

 

Librarian I. Part-time (25 hours).

 

We are searching for AWESOME! Lively and fun Children's Department is seeking an energetic, creative, and enthusiastic team member. We are looking for a special someone with a commitment to providing excellent library services to children from birth through age 11. This position is for a person who enjoys children, values relationships with them and their families, and loves learning.

 

This librarian will be involved in creating and implementing programs, ranging from infant storytime for babies to activities for early elementary aged children and tweens. Regular duties include providing reader's advisory, reference services, and technology assistance to children, their caretakers, and educators; creating and maintaining book displays and promotional materials; assisting the Head of Children's Services with collection development and maintenance; assisting with community outreach programming; and special projects as assigned.

 

A successful candidate will have prior experience working with children, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, an in-depth knowledge of children's literature, and strong computer and technology skills, including using the Internet, online databases, the library catalog, email, and Microsoft Office. Experience with online gaming and Minecraft a plus. Must be able to multitask and thrive in an extremely active Children's Room with over 300 annual programs. Bachelor's degree preferred; MLIS candidates welcome.

 

Salary starts at $18.57-$20.29, commensurate with experience and education. Scheduled hours are on Monday through Thursday, including nights on Thursdays until 8:30 pm and every third Saturday until 5:00 pm.  Benefits include paid vacation, personal, and sick time and tuition reimbursement.

 

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 references by email to Cara Barlow, Library Director at carab@derrypl.org by Friday, November 30th, 2018.

 

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Executive Director, Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA

The Berkshire Museum is seeking an experienced and innovative Executive Director to advance the Museum as a regional resource providing impactful experiences around art, science, and history across a broad and diverse community constantly confronting change and challenge. The Executive Director will encourage the interdisciplinary interpretation of the Museum's collections in art, history, and the natural sciences by providing experiences that are fresh and relevant in a changing world. The Museum is financially secure with a substantial capital budget, providing the next leader of this 100+ year-old institution an opportunity to expand its relevance, status, and influence. The Executive Director is the strategic, creative, and operational leader of the Berkshire Museum with responsibility for ensuring that the organization meets its financial and programmatic goals to bring people together for experiences that spark creativity and innovative thinking through connections among art, history, and natural science.

For the full job posting, please visit: http://brentdglass.com/job-postings/ 

HOW TO APPLY

Review of candidate materials will begin immediately with a deadline of November 21, 2018.

Please email your application to BerkshireMuseumSearch@gmail.com. The application should include a resume with contact information for at least three professional references and a letter of interest addressed to Dr. Brent D. Glass, Brent D. Glass LLC, 1921 Sunderland Place NW, Washington, DC 20036.

Hard copies of application packages may be mailed to: Dr. Brent D. Glass Brent D. Glass LLC 1921 Sunderland Place NW Washington, DC 20036

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: commensurate with experience.

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National Library of Medicine Associate Fellows, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD

Position(s): National Library of Medicine Associate Fellows

 

You will:

  • Select and work on projects ranging from operations to research and development; project opportunities are in data science, data management, open science, public access, vocabularies and ontologies, consumer health, common data elements, genetics, natural language processing, imaging, digital humanities, software preservation, exhibits, policy, and digital communication
  • Grow professionally and learn in a cohort, participating in an established curriculum, as well as through informal facilitated learning workshops, and informational interviews
  • Rotate to the NIH Library (by arrangement); Clinical Informationist experience at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
  • Network and shadow senior staff at the National Library of Medicine
  • Develop leadership skills through a leadership curriculum, behavioral assessments, and regular self-development activities
  • Receive support from experienced mentors
  • Attend national professional conferences, including the Medical Library Association's annual meeting, the American Medical Informatics Association annual meeting, and the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of MLA annual meeting
  • Potentially complete a second year fellowship at a health sciences library in the United States (based on funding)

 

The NLM Associate Fellowship Program offers a formal curriculum with exposure to library operations, research and development, intramural and extramural research, development and lifecycle of the NLM web-based products and services and the extensive outreach and education program reaching consumers, special populations, health professionals and librarians. In the second half of the year, Associate Fellows have the opportunity to choose projects based on real-world problems proposed by library divisions and work with librarians and library staff over a six-seven month period. Successful projects have led to peer-review publications and to services that have become a regular part of the services and product of the National Library of Medicine.

 

How many: between 3 and 6 Associate Fellows selected each year

Fellowship: one-year to learn about the National Library of Medicine, its products and services; a second optional year depending on funding

Where: National Library of Medicine, campus of the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

 

When: September 1, 2019 - August 31, 2020

Stipend: $56,233; additional financial support for the purchase of health insurance; up to $1,500 in relocation funding

Eligibility: recent graduate (within the past two years) with a master's in information science/library science

Deadline for applications: January 25, 2019

Apply online here

Contact information: Kathel Dunn, Associate Fellowship Program Coordinator at 301.827.4284 or kathel.dunn@nih.gov

 

Who is eligible?

All U.S. and Canadian citizens who will have earned a MLS or equivalent degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited school by August 2019.  Both recent graduates and librarians early in their career are welcome to apply. Priority is given to U.S. citizens.

 

Applications and additional information are available on the Web at Associate Fellowship Program: How to Apply. Application deadline is January 25, 2019. Between 3 and 6 fellows will be selected for the program.

Feel free to contact Kathel Dunn, Associate Fellowship Program Coordinator at 301-827-4284 or kathel.dunn@nih.gov

 

The National Library of Medicine is located on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, just outside of Washington, DC. The 317-acre campus boasts plenty of green space, where we have regular cultural events for staff and the public. Excellent restaurants, shops, transportation, and entertainment make Bethesda a great place to work, and the wealth of museums, monuments, parks, sports and cultural activities in the Washington metropolitan area provides ample recreation opportunities. A metro subway station (Medical Center on the red line) and bus stops on the NIH campus provide access to DC, suburban Maryland, and North Virginia. We also have free parking.

 

NLM and NIH are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects diversity. NLM hires, promotes, trains, and provides career development based on merit, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity), parental status, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, or political affiliation.

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Postdoctoral Librarian Fellowship Program, New York University, New York City, NY

Provost's Postdoctoral Librarian Fellowship Program 

NYU recognizes the value of diversity in supporting an intellectually vibrant and inclusive scholarly community. To that end, NYU has created the Provost's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program to support promising scholars and educators from diverse backgrounds whose life experience and research experience will contribute significantly to academic excellence at NYU. 

The fellowship program is open to all areas of study at the University. Individuals who meet one of the following criteria are eligible to apply: 1) Individuals who have completed their dissertation within the last three years or who will have completed their dissertation by September 1, 2019; or 2) Professionals transitioning to academic careers (for those in field for which the doctorate is not the terminal degree, including those with an MLS/MLIS within the last three years.) 

The selection committee looks for evidence of superior scholarly achievement (honors, awards, publications), commitment to library instruction, and research in institutions that value diversity and promise of continuing achievement as scholars and teachers. Applicants are encouraged to describe their interest in any area of need for libraries including but not limited to: data curation, metadata management, digital preservation, digital humanities, user experience and assessment, business, sciences and engineering librarianship, etc. 

Appointments are for two years and begin in September. Fellows are appointed as "Assistant Curator/Faculty Fellow" and receive salary; an annual housing allowance; and research allowance and professional development support for ALA Annual Conference. The University also provides a benefits package, including medical and dental coverage. 

How to apply: Please visit the following link: https://apply.interfolio.com/54862 and complete your application.

APPLICATION PERIOD CLOSES ON NOVEMBER 13, 2018.

Please note that individuals interested in librarian positions (MLS degrees) are not required to submit a mentorship plan developed jointly with a mentor. Mentors will be assigned post acceptance into the Fellowship.

For additional information about the program and its FAQs, please visit:

https://www.nyu.edu/life/diversity-nyu/diversity-resources/faculty-resources/postdoctoral-and-transition.html

For more information about the NYU Libraries, please visit

https://library.nyu.edu

and to learn about our values please read:

https://library.nyu.edu/about/general/values/.

Any questions about the program, please contact Enrique Yanez, Assistant Dean for Human Resources at NYU Libraries (enrique.yanez@nyu.edu) 

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Multiple Positions, UNC-Chapel Hill Libraries, Chapel Hill, NC

Working closely with the curatorial team of the Southern Historical Collection (SHC), the Community Archivist will serve as project manager and coordinator for a Mellon Foundation grant entitled "Building a Model for All Users: Transforming Archive Collections through Community-Driven Archives." Among the goals of the grant is to document and preserve the histories of marginalized communities previously omitted from traditional archives. The Community Archivist will service the Collection's existing community archives projects, including The Appalachian Student Health Coalition, The Eastern Kentucky African American Migration Project, The Historic Black Towns and Settlements Alliance, and the San Antonio African American Community Archive and Museum. The Community Archivist will collaborate with the Community Driven Archives Team to facilitate positive relationships with peer practitioners and community liaisons, manage a core project team, document the community-driven methodology, and develop tools and programs for community-driven archives. 

 

The Data Analysis Librarian will provide research support and introduce cutting-edge data analysis tools and methodologies to users of the Davis Library Research Hub, where technology experts work as a team to support scholars with research and teaching. Research Hub staff members provide an inclusive, respectful, and responsive service point, work collaboratively to meet exciting research challenges, support learning communities, and introduce and facilitate the use of innovative technologies through consultation and instruction. We are seeking a creative and analytical individual who enjoys variety in their work, thrives on working with others to solve challenging data-related problems, and is committed to lifelong teaching and learning of technical skills. The Data Analysis Librarian will use advanced skills with data cleaning/wrangling/normalization, regular expressions, web scraping, and APIs to support and collaborate with researchers on data-related research. Additionally, this librarian will develop services in response to the needs of diverse populations served, current trends, campus needs, and Library priorities.  

 

This Librarian will be the primary provider of library support for the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy.  The Health Sciences Library has partnered with the School of Pharmacy around a variety of instructional and research-based projects, including course-integrated instruction for the PharmD program, an on-site and virtual Evidence-Based Practice course, participation in research metrics and visualization projects.  Potential growth areas for the library's partnership with the School of Pharmacy include informatics, data analytics, and interprofessional education and practice (IPEP). The Librarian works in client settings and in the library, and is part of a team of librarians, support staff, and library partners working to achieve the library's mission to manage information and knowledge to advance health and health care.

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Library Director, Bancroft Memorial Library, Hopedale, MA

Public Library Director

Hopedale, MA

The Bancroft Memorial Library is seeking a proven leader with a strong public service commitment to administer and direct the functions, activities and operations of the library, to include reporting on the same.

Candidate must have an ALA-accredited MLS degree; three to five years of public library experience; leadership ability and a high degree of motivation, initiative, and resourcefulness; strong interpersonal skills for interaction with library staff, library users, and town officials; skills to manage and keep current the library's technology; the ability to speak and write effectively, including grant writing; and the ability to exercise independent judgment in decision-making.

Located in historic Hopedale, MA, 30 miles southwest of Boston, the library building is on the National Historic Register. Our ideal candidate will be familiar with preservation of historic documents, maintenance of an historic building, and will embrace this opportunity with the same passion expressed by our library Board of Trustees, staff, and community.

The salary range for this position is $52,852 - 60,700 and includes a full range of benefits.  A complete job description is available on the Library's website www.hopedale-ma.gov/bancroft-memorial-library.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and three professional letters of recommendation to:

Board of Library Trustees
c/o Town Administrator
P.O. Box 7

Hopedale, MA 01747

 

Or email: sbrouwer@hopedale-ma.gov

Deadline for applications is Nov. 15, 2018. 

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Intermediate Information Specialist, CDM Smith, Boston, MA

Intermediate Information Specialist at CDM Smith 

Boston, Massachusetts

CDM Smith provides lasting and integrated solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities to public and private clients worldwide. As a full-service consulting, engineering, construction, and operations firm, we deliver exceptional client service, quality results and enduring value across the entire project life cycle.

Job Responsibilities -

  • Perform research and technical literature searches using specialized databases and digital resources
  • Maintain InfoCenter memberships, licenses, and subscriptions; manage access to subscribed resources. Serve as primary vendor contact.
  • Monitor industry news, developments, new technologies relevant to CDM Smith's business and emerging technologies in our fields.
  • Acquire, catalog and promote new materials, services and resources
  • Track InfoCenter usage trends and prepare monthly analysis.
  • Assist in the development of LibGuides to improve and promote access and use of resources

Job Requirements -

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor's degree.

Experience: 3 years of related experience.

Skills:

  • Intermediate proficiency using citation databases and reference management software.
  • Experience with library automation systems (e.g. EOS and InMagic).
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Good interpersonal skills and excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office software, including Sharepoint, Yammer, etc.

Environmental Factors: Required to lift and move books and materials up to 25lbs. Normal office environment with extended exposure to computer screens.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA Accredited institution
  • LibGuides,
  • Ability to work independently
  • Interest in emerging trends - analytics, machine learning, computer vision

We attract the best people in the industry, supporting their efforts to learn and grow. We strive to create a challenging and progressive work environment. We provide career opportunities that span a variety of disciplines and geographic locations, with projects that our employees plan, design, build and operate--as diverse as the needs of our clients. CDM Smith is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Qualified candidates should apply by clicking on this link.

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Intern/Geospatial Assistant, Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center, Boston Public Library Boston, MA

Intern - Geospatial Assistant, part time

Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library Boston, MA

 

Position Description: 

The Intern - Geospatial Assistant will work with the GIS Map Librarian to create digital resources aimed at facilitating visitors' discovery of and access to the Leventhal Map & Education Center's historical map collection. This position will spend on average approximately 10 - 15 hours a week georeferencing and working on digital humanities tools, and approximately 5 hours a week working as a gallery attendant.

 

This is a part-time position. Compensation: $11/hour during 2018; $12 beginning January 1, 2019. Shift hours will be assigned among the group of Interns with some flexibility to try to accommodate student class schedules. This position is subject to a CORI check.

Intern - Geospatial Assistant Responsibilities:

  • Contribute geographic metadata to a collection of urban atlases spanning from 1861-1965
    • Develop and implement electronic tools that facilitate visitors' discovery of and access to the Leventhal Center's historical map collection
    • Develop and implement learning materials such as workshops, tutorials, and library guides in collaboration with Leventhal Center's Education team
    • Develop programming to increase visibility of library resources
    • Spend approximately five hours per week on-desk, greeting patrons, attending to the gallery, and adhering to the Gallery Attendant Responsibilities
    • Perform general administrative and library tasks

 

Intern - Gallery Attendant Responsibilities:

  • Arrive ten minutes prior to gallery open time to set up station, unlock doors, check to make sure brochures are filled, and ensure gallery is presentable
  • Greet visitors and make them feel welcome
  • Serve as a point person for researchers, providing reference and directing rare materials requests to appropriate library staff
  • Field questions about map exhibitions and the Center's collection
  • Lead approximately one gallery tour per month
  • Generate social media content with the goal of promoting the Center
  • Collect and report data on visitor impressions and questions for curators to review
  • Perform general administrative and library tasks
  • Adhere to Intern Expectations and the policies of the Leventhal Map & Education Center and the Boston Public Library.

 

 

 Required Qualifications:

  • Interest in museums/ and or libraries and geospatial technologies
  • Ability to perform routine tasks on a Windows PC and Microsoft Office
  • Ability to complete detailed work with a high degree of consistency and accuracy
  • Able to respectfully and effectively work with diverse visitors and staff
  • Ability to solve problems independently as well as collaboratively
  • Interest in learning to use unfamiliar tools, software, and hardware
  • Availability of one (1) weekend gallery shift, either Saturday 10 - 5 or Sunday 1 - 5

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience studying GIS (in any discipline), history, public history, library science, or museum studies
  • Interest in UI & UX design, data visualization, or digital humanities
  • Intermediate or Advanced knowledge of desktop GIS and/or web GIS technology
  • Experience with web development, including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Leaflet, or D3.js
  • Experience with any of the following: Adobe Creative Cloud, Microsoft Access, Carto, StoryMaps, QGIS, or Github
  • Proficiency in language(s) other than English

 

To Apply:

Please attach a PDF document including a resume and cover letter to blipton@bpl.org. The applicant's cover letter should speak to how their particular set of interests and skills will contribute to the goals and responsibilities described in this listing, and to the Leventhal Map Center mission at large.

 

10/23/2018

About the Map Center:

The Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library develops programs  which inspire curiosity and learning among people of all ages by using cartographic materials to illuminate history, geography, world cultures, science, and contemporary issues.

  • We are an independent nonprofit organization in a long-term strategic partnership with the Boston Public Library to advance a shared mission of education and engagement, and to steward the Library's cartographic collection in concert with its policies.
  • We make resources freely accessible and engaging to the public through our exhibitions, publications, lectures, workshops, classes, family programs, and website.
  • We teach students of all levels, develop and disseminate K-12 lesson plans, and train teachers to use maps effectively and creatively in the classroom.
  • We build, preserve, and digitize the cartographic collections of the Boston Public Library, Norman B. Leventhal, and the Map & Education Center, which date from the 15th century to the present.
  • We supplement the collections with digital material of historical and educational importance from partner institutions and private collections.
  • We promote the use of the collections for academic and public research.

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Director, Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester, MA

There are few places that have played a role as significant as Cape Ann in the history of American art. Artists that have spent time here include Fitz Henry Lane, Winslow Homer, Marsden Hartley, Edward Hopper, John Sloan, Stuart Davis, Milton Avery, Mark Rothko, and more. Gloucester was the 4th largest fishing port in the world. As a result, it was a hotbed for technology advancement and innovation related to the fishery and food packaging industries. Cape Ann's quarries supplied granite to the entire eastern seaboard.

The Cape Ann Museum tells the story of Cape Ann and its role in American art and industry. The organization has a dedicated staff, committed volunteers, an actively engaged Board of Trustees, and a broad base of financial and community support. The next Director of the Cape Ann Museum will leverage these assets to guide the organization through a period of transformative growth.

The next Director will oversee the opening of a world-class collection and curatorial facility with new gallery and green space, a significant capital campaign, enhancements to its core facilities, nationally significant exhibitions, and increased community programming.

This is all leading up to the 150th Anniversary of the Museum in 2023 which will coincide with the 400th anniversary of Gloucester. This is an incredible opportunity for the right individual as the Cape Ann Museum is poised to receive new levels of recognition. This search is being led by Naree Viner and Stephen Milbauer of Koya Leadership Partners.

Please submit a compelling cover letter and resume to smilbauer@koyapartners.com.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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Executive Assistant & Board Liaison, WCHS/Tower Hill, Boylston, MA

The Executive Assistant and Board Liaison reports to the CEO and works individually and as a team member to facilitate the administrative functions and effectiveness of the Executive Office. Specific responsibilities include maintaining the CEO's calendar, coordinating communications, planning and executing business meetings, and providing support to the CEO. The Executive Assistant and Board Liaison is also responsible for scheduling Board of Trustee meetings, assisting in agenda writing for Board and Committee meetings, preparing materials for Board and Committee meetings, drafting and disseminating Board Committee electronic meeting minutes, and ensuring that meeting follow-up is scheduled. The Executive Assistant and Board Liaison must anticipate the needs of a busy office, interface with Board, donors, staff, and a diverse constituency, maintain confidentiality, and set priorities in accordance with the CEO's strategic agenda.

The ideal candidate is:

  • A proactive problem solver.
  • Highly professional, discreet, and of good judgment.
  • A skilled communicator, able to read nuanced situations and manage relationships.
  • Self-motivated and able to work without close supervision.
  • Able to prioritize multiple tasks and establish and meet deadlines.
  • Continually builds technical and professional knowledge associated with job objectives.

Please visit towerhillbg.org for full description and application instructions

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: 5088696111

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Executive Director, Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA

Cape Cod Museum of Art, (www.ccmoa.org) with a mission to educate, inspire, and excite the imagination through its collection, exhibitions and programs, seeks dynamic, outgoing leader with experience in financial management and fundraising and enthusiasm for art to guide the organization into the future. Founded by artists in 1981 to preserve the work of the Cape's artists and celebrate the region's distinctive artistic identity, CCMoA is a hub of cultural creativity on the Cape. Director manages nine dedicated part-time employees, 100+ enthusiastic volunteers, engaged Board, $500,000 budget.

DUTIES: Provide creative visioning, effective leadership for Museum. Oversee development, implementation, evaluation, promotion of innovative exhibitions, programs that attract new audiences while retaining existing supporters. Strengthen existing/develop new sustainable funding sources. Oversee budget, hire/supervise staff, supervise collection acquisition, management, care. Develop/oversee buildings/grounds management plan. Serve as ambassador for CCMoA to internal and external constituencies. Establish strong, cooperative relationships to promote visibility and communicate CCMoA's vision, values, activities.

QUALIFICATIONS: B.A. in Museum Studies, Arts/Nonprofit Management/Administration, or similar field required. M.A. desirable. Minimum five years museum/nonprofit leadership experience, preferably in arts organization. Evidence of successful museum/nonprofit financial management and fundraising, including donor cultivation, grant writing, familiarity with funding sources for museums. An outgoing, sociable person who can relate to, inspire, and engage a variety of people. Experience coming into an organization, addressing challenges, moving the institution forward desirable. Happy to work in a small museum, do whatever it takes to get the job done.

FULL JOB DESCRIPTION/APPLICATION: gncolglazier@gmail.com.

Deadline: 11/19/18.

Application must include cover letter, résumé, salary requirement, names/contact information of three professional references. EOE.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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Social Sciences Librarian, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY

Job Description:

Ithaca College seeks a dynamic, forward-thinking Social Sciences Librarian to join our talented team, beginning in January 2019. We are committed to the collaborative development of library services and user-centered resources that advance teaching and learning success. Current library initiatives include embedded services for targeted programs, first-year students and research skill development, highlighting student scholarship via our institutional repository, developing a culture of assessment related to student success, and using digital tools and techniques to enhance learning and teaching.

If you have an MLS and either an undergraduate degree in the social sciences or two years' experience in social science reference and information literacy initiatives in an academic library, we invite you to apply.  We also seek applicants who have experience with social science research methods, including working with numeric or qualitative data collection and analysis, and who have experience/interest in assessment. Outreach is central to this position.  

You will be joining a collaborative team of proactive librarians who focus on teaching information literacy skills and concepts, engaging with teaching faculty to address departmental learning outcomes, and delivering virtual and face-to-face research assistance.  We also actively seek opportunities to collaborate with other College units, including Student Affairs and Campus Life, Information Technology, Career Services, the Center for Faculty Excellence, International Programs, and the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival.  

The position will provide support to the psychology, sociology, and politics disciplines through the development of active instruction sessions, workshops, web-based tutorials, consultations, and user-centered information resources.

Ithaca College is a selective medium-size comprehensive college in the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of central New York. The city of Ithaca and surrounding environs offer diverse cultural, recreational, and educational opportunities in a small college town setting. Founded as a school of music, the college has long recognized the value of combining theory and performance, providing a rigorous education that blends liberal arts and professional programs.  In the words of its vision statement, "Ithaca College strives to become the standard of excellence for residential comprehensive colleges, fostering intellect, creativity, and character in an active, student-centered learning community." Undergraduate research is a hallmark of the curriculum, with students working in collaboration with faculty members.

This is a 12-month non-tenure track position that reports to the College Librarian.  

Please apply on-line at www.ithaca.edu/jobs and browse the openings, select the position, and attach requested documents. Questions about the on-line application may be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-1207.  

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Head, Young Adult Services, Sunderland Public Library, Sunderland, MA

JOB POSTING:

HEAD OF YOUNG ADULT SERVICES - SUNDERLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY

           

The Sunderland Public Library seeks a creative and enthusiastic Head of Young Adult Services to manage services for patrons ages 11-18. The Head of Young Adult Services is responsible for providing administrative, professional, and supervisory work in the area of Young Adult Services. The Head of Young Adult Services is responsible for collection development of young adult materials, young adult program planning, and assists in other library operations. Specific duties include:

  • Provides a vision for the Sunderland Public Library's young adult department and implements strategies to achieve that vision.
  • Selects and purchases all library materials for young adults.
  • Catalogs all incoming young adult materials.
  • Plans, schedules, and leads events for young adults.
  • Provides circulation, reference, and technology assistance for patrons of all ages.

 

This is a part-time (8 - 15 hours per week), non-benefited position. Starting salary is $15.50 per hour.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma.
  • Experience working with young adults ages 11 - 18.
  • Experience providing customer service.
  • Enjoyment of working with diverse patrons of all ages.
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development.
  • Creativity.
  • Comfort using a variety of technologies including computers, printers, photocopiers, eReaders, and mobile devices.
  • Willingness to learn new technologies.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and assess priorities in a busy setting.
  • Ability to maintain composure and treat patrons with kindness in a busy setting.
  • Ability to work some evenings and Saturdays.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree.
  • Experience working in libraries.
  • Experience using Evergreen ILS.

 

To apply for this position, please mail or email a cover letter, resume, and three (3) professional references to:

Katherine Hand, Library Director

Sunderland Public Library

20 School Street

Sunderland, MA 01375

director@sunderlandpubliclibrary.org

 

Applications will be accepted until November 16, 2018. The Town of Sunderland is an EEO/AA employer.

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Library Director, Pearle L. Crawford Memorial Library, Dudley, MA

Library Director  

Pearle L. Crawford Memorial Library

Dudley, Mass.

 

The Board of Trustees of the Pearle L. Crawford Memorial Library seeks a dynamic individual with strong leadership skills for the position of Library Director. Working under the direction of the Board, and under the general supervision of the Town Administrator, the Library Director will be responsible for the overall management and oversight of the Library and will work to strengthen and expand the Library's position within the community.

 

Our ideal candidate is an effective spokesperson for the library who will focus on creating a patron-centered environment that is inclusive for all, is knowledgeable of collections and resources, creatively plans and implements library programs, and trains and supports staff in current and emerging library technology. Our candidate demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills, and will represent the Library at meetings with Town government and community organizations.

 

The Library Director is responsible for overseeing all facets of library operations. These include staff selection and supervision, collection management, event programming, facility management, library financial and budget management, long-range/strategic planning, public and private grant application, and oversight and upgrade of library technology (software and hardware).

 

The Director will draft and recommend policy to the Board, advise the Board on library matters and provide expertise and guidance on pertinent local/state/federal legislation. The Director is committed to providing quality library service to the community based on its needs and within the limits of its available resources.

 

Qualifications:

MLS degree from an ALA accredited program and MBLC certification. Requires a minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible professional public library experience, including at least 3 years in a supervisory capacity. Must have a high degree of motivation, initiative and resourcefulness and the ability to exercise independent judgment in problem solving and decision-making.

 

Salary Range: Commensurate with experience.

 

To Apply:

Email resume to: personnel@dudleyma.gov.

Priority will be given to qualified candidates who apply by November 9, 2018. 

Dudley Personnel Board, 71 West Main St. #30, Dudley, MA 01571, 508-949-8011 

The Town of Dudley is an EOE

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Floater Librarian, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY

Floater Librarian I (P1)

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

Reports to: Assistant Neighborhood Services Manager, Chief of Adult Library Services or designee

Home location: Central Library or branch as designated

Assigned Librarian:

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

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

Typical duties and responsibilities:

Under supervision performs the following:

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

Minimum Qualifications: A bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university and a master's degree in library science from an accredited library school. In exceptional instances, specialized education, training and/or experience may be substituted for part or all of the educational requirements.

Broad subject knowledge and competency in world languages desirable; knowledge of popular literature, basic bibliographic tools and sources; knowledge of excellent reference techniques; strong commitment to public services; willingness to assume responsibility and carry out assignments independently; good oral and written communication skills; ability to work well with staff and public; initiative; dependability; good professional judgment; tact; flexibility; courtesy.

Resumes and cover letters must be sent to Gianna Gifford at ggifford@bpl.org

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Student Ambassadors, Annual Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival, Hattiesburg, MS

Student Ambassadors Wanted

April 3-5, 2019


52nd Annual Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival
The University of Southern Mississippi
Hattiesburg, MS


Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival:
The mission of the Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival is to recognize excellence in the field of children's literature and to provide librarians, teachers, researchers and community members the opportunity to learn about and appreciate children's literature through presentations, workshops, and personal interactions with people of significance in the field.  

Purpose:
The purpose of the Ambassadors Program is to increase national awareness and appreciation of the Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival, held each spring at The University of Southern Mississippi, by aspiring graduate students in children's literature and/or library services to children. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to meet and work with people of significance in the field of children's literature, hear speakers, and attend workshops relevant to the field. It will also provide the Book Festival with a mature, reliable volunteer workforce who can become staunch supporters of CBF as they progress in their careers.

Responsibilities:

The Ambassador Program provides free registration to the three-day event and shared housing in exchange for volunteer service at the festival.  Meals and travel expenses are not included.  Prior to the festival, Ambassadors write speaker bios for the program and keynote introductions.  Ambassadors are expected to be in attendance for all Book Festival events and are asked to do various duties throughout the festival, including but not limited to: taking head counts, handing out evaluations, helping with speaker setup, collecting lunch tickets, as well as other duties as they arise.  Ambassadors are expected to be courteous and professional at all times.  The dress code is business casual.  

Qualifications:
Applicants must be currently enrolled in a MLS/MLIS program or an active PhD candidate in children's literature or library and information science. They should have demonstrated experience in or knowledge of children's literature and/or library services to children. Completed class work can be considered in lieu of work experience.

Due Date:
December 3, 2018

To apply:
Please submit your resume and a 500 word or less statement of interest telling us why you want to attend the Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival and why you would make a good Ambassador, along with the names and email addresses of three references via email to Volunteer Coordinator Heather Moore at hmsweed@gmail.com.  

 

http://www.usm.edu/childrens-book-festival

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Multiple Openings, Sno-Isle Libraries, Marysville, WA

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

THE APPLICATION PROCESS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Available openings are listed below:

Librarian, PERS Eligible 

Page II

Web Developer

Library Associate II

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Assistant Professor, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan

Position Title: Full-Time Assistant Professor (or above) of Library and Information Science

There is now a job opening for a full-time assistant professor of Library and Information Science. The job can be found on this website: https://ppt.cc/fBdvDx 

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Public Services Manager, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

Public Services Manager - Wellesley College 

Wellesley College seeks an experienced and collaborative Public Services Manager to provide leadership and direction for staff and students engaged in providing public service at the Clapp Library. The Public Services Manager is responsible for staffing the Clapp Library's public service desk, overseeing stacks maintenance in order to facilitate access to the physical collections, and managing various resources to deliver high quality public service to all members of the Wellesley community.

This position collaborates with colleagues across Library and Technology Services and throughout the College to meet service expectations and standards.

Wellesley College is a private, nonprofit liberal arts college for women founded in 1870. With its rich mix of print and online resources, the Library provides access to one of the finest undergraduate collections in the country.

 

Key responsibilities

  • As a member of the Library Collections team, provides leadership and direction in the planning and delivery of public services programs, circulation services, and reshelving operations for the Clapp Library.
  • Hires, trains, and manages a large student workforce and works with staff in the Research and Instruction  group as well as in the Library Collections group to provide coverage of the service desk and stacks maintenance in accordance with service standards.
  • Establishes priorities, assigns tasks, and manages resources, including video e-reserves, to meet service expectations and standards.
  • Develops documents and refines procedures and workflows as appropriate.   
  • Oversees fee collection and supply orders for public service desk-related operations.
  • Collects, maintains, and analyses statistics and other data to assess services and recommends changes as needed based on such assessment.
  • Provides leadership and direction for student-focused programs and services which connect students to LTS resources; builds and sustains relationships with student life and academic support staff and assists in promoting the use of library collections and services to foster student engagement. 

 

 

Required qualifications

  • Master's degree in Library and/or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Minimum of two years' experience in public services in a library
  • Experience managing students or other staff in a public services setting
  • Ability to work collaboratively with internal and external parties to resolve issues and to adapt to changing environments and priorities
  • Demonstrated strong service orientation
  • Excellent oral and written communication, organization, and problem-solving skills
  • Solid experience with Google Apps
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel

 

 

Preferred qualifications 

  • Recent experience in an academic library
  • Familiarity with the Millennium integrated library system
  • Experience with automated ticketing systems

 

To apply, visit https://career.wellesley.edu/postings/2515

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University Library Assistant, UConn Law Library, Hartford, CT

The University of Connecticut School Law Library seeks candidates for a full time, permanent University Library Assistant 2-Law (UCP 4). Responsibilities include staffing the main desk, collection maintenance, processing materials for the library, opening and closing the library, and other duties related to the provision of library services.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Assisting library patrons by performing circulation functions and locating library materials using the library's catalog; maintaining and processing patron and bibliographic records, including the processing of overdue and reserve materials; training and supervising student employees; creating and maintaining finding aids, service guides, usage instructions, and directional signage; monitoring the condition of the library building including study rooms, classrooms, stacks, and common areas; opening and closing the library building; participating in stacks management, including shelving and shifting materials; assisting with outreach to a variety of patron groups; maintaining and troubleshooting library equipment such as scanners, microform readers, printers, and copiers; and other duties as assigned. The work schedule is Sunday through Thursday, 2:45pm-10:45pm.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

A bachelor's degree and one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination; Ability to work independently with computer generated records and extract pertinent information following established library procedures; Ability to communicate effectively with library staff, University faculty and staff and the public regarding straightforward issues and to respond effectively to the needs of the public; Ability to work independently with minimum of supervision; Ability to perform moderately complex tasks that sometimes pose new problems, understanding of the operations of the department is required, keeping in mind the relationship of specific assignments to the goals of the department and the library; Demonstrated ability to keep up-to-date with standard practices, procedures or policies the incumbent must implement.

 

TO APPLY

Interested candidates please submit a letter of application, resume, and contact information for three professional references via UConn jobs, (www.jobs.uconn.edu), Staff Positions. Please reference search #2019142. Screening will begin immediately. 

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National Library of Medicine Associate Fellows

Position(s): National Library of Medicine Associate Fellows

 

You will:

  • Select and work on projects ranging from operations to research and development; project opportunities are in data science, data management, open science, public access, vocabularies and ontologies, consumer health, common data elements, genetics, natural language processing, imaging, digital humanities, software preservation, exhibits, policy, and digital communication
  • Grow professionally and learn in a cohort, participating in an established curriculum, as well as through informal facilitated learning workshops, and informational interviews
  • Rotate to the NIH Library (by arrangement); Clinical Informationist experience at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
  • Network and shadow senior staff at the National Library of Medicine
  • Develop leadership skills through a leadership curriculum, behavioral assessments, and regular self-development activities
  • Receive support from experienced mentors
  • Attend national professional conferences, including the Medical Library Association's annual meeting, the American Medical Informatics Association annual meeting, and the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of MLA annual meeting
  • Potentially complete a second year fellowship at a health sciences library in the United States (based on funding)

 

The NLM Associate Fellowship Program offers a formal curriculum with exposure to library operations, research and development, intramural and extramural research, development and lifecycle of the NLM web-based products and services and the extensive outreach and education program reaching consumers, special populations, health professionals and librarians. In the second half of the year, Associate Fellows have the opportunity to choose projects based on real-world problems proposed by library divisions and work with librarians and library staff over a six-seven month period. Successful projects have led to peer-review publications and to services that have become a regular part of the services and product of the National Library of Medicine.

 

How many: between 3 and 6 Associate Fellows selected each year

Fellowship: one-year to learn about the National Library of Medicine, its products and services; a second optional year depending on funding

Where: National Library of Medicine, campus of the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

 

When: September 1, 2019 - August 31, 2020

Stipend: $56,233; additional financial support for the purchase of health insurance; up to $1,500 in relocation funding

Eligibility: recent graduate (within the past two years) with a master's in information science/library science

Deadline for applications: January 25, 2019

Apply online here

Contact information: Kathel Dunn, Associate Fellowship Program Coordinator at 301.827.4284 or kathel.dunn@nih.gov

 

Who is eligible?

All U.S. and Canadian citizens who will have earned a MLS or equivalent degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited school by August 2019. Both recent graduates and librarians early in their career are welcome to apply. Priority is given to U.S. citizens.

 

Applications and additional information are available on the Web at Associate Fellowship Program: How to Apply. Application deadline is January 25, 2019. Between 3 and 6 fellows will be selected for the program.

Feel free to contact Kathel Dunn, Associate Fellowship Program Coordinator at 301-827-4284 or kathel.dunn@nih.gov

 

The National Library of Medicine is located on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, just outside of Washington, DC. The 317-acre campus boasts plenty of green space, where we have regular cultural events for staff and the public. Excellent restaurants, shops, transportation, and entertainment make Bethesda a great place to work, and the wealth of museums, monuments, parks, sports and cultural activities in the Washington metropolitan area provides ample recreation opportunities. A metro subway station (Medical Center on the red line) and bus stops on the NIH campus provide access to DC, suburban Maryland, and North Virginia. We also have free parking.

 

NLM and NIH are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects diversity. NLM hires, promotes, trains, and provides career development based on merit, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity), parental status, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, or political affiliation. 

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Library Media Specialist, Saugus High School, Saugus, MA

Statement of Duties:
GENERAL:
  • Responsible for the management, planning, development, and functioning of the media program in the building(s) assigned.
  • Participate in the educational process through direct instruction and teamwork with teachers and staff.
  • Provide technical services associated with the operation and maintenance of a media center including equipment, print, and non-print materials.
  • Develop an interesting and stimulating environment that encourages students and teachers to utilize resources in the media center.
  • Fosters a creative, flexible environment so that the school library is an essential part of the learning community
  • Develops and maintains resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and instructional strategies of the school community
  • Establishes procedures for selection, acquisition, circulation, and resource sharing of resources in all formats
  • Evaluates, promotes, and uses existing and emerging technologies to support teaching and learning
  • Develop the collection to reflect curricular changes and new knowledge.

SPECIFIC:
  • Instruct students and faculty in selecting, using and/or producing media to integrate into the curriculum and facilitate the teaching/learning process.
  • Initiate interaction with students, staff, administration, and the general public for purposes of integrating, promoting, and expanding the media program.
  • Design and implement short and long range plans which allow for a balance among integrated skills instruction, literature appreciation, planning with teachers, and collection management and development.
  • Assemble materials for faculty use to support curriculum.
  • Support technological approaches to the teaching/learning process.
  • Oversees students focus on non-traditional classroom models.
  • Supervises students participating in Credit Recovery.
  • Assist students and faculty with creative use of technology.
  • Establish and carry out, in coordination with the Director of Technology Systems, procedures for effective and efficient selection, acquisition, cataloging, processing, accessing, and maintaining materials and equipment.
  • Solicit input from teachers and students in the selection of materials.
  • Maintain an updated collection by weeding obsolete and worn materials from the collection according to district policy.
  • Update and maintain a card catalog and shelf list which accurately reflect the media center collection.
  • Issue updates on the acquisition of new media center materials.
  • Prepare bibliographies as needed.
  • Give book talks and does storytelling.
  • Organize the facility and resources in such a way that they reflect the philosophy and goals of the school and its media program.
  • Supervise circulation of all print/non print materials.
  • Coordinate, train, and supervise a student assistant/volunteer program for routine clerical assistance.
  • Provide direction for library support staff.
  • Provide opportunities for personal and professional growth for him/herself as well as the school's staff and students.
  • Plan exhibits and programs, collaborates with other Saugus media staff and with the staff of the Saugus Public Library.
  • Schedules use of media center by classes and groups.
  • Schedules use of technology for educational purposes.
  • Carry out assigned non-instructional duties.
  • Function as an active member of the faculty; attends faculty meetings.
  • Participate actively on district and building committees as required or interested.
  • Adhere to established law, policies, rules, and regulations.
  • Submit accurate inventories and reports promptly.
  • Promotes the ethical use of information: copyright, fair use, and licensing of intellectual property
  • Other duties established by the Principal or designee.



Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university plus a Master's Degree in Library Science.
  • Licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education as a Library Media Specialist.
  • Current experience in a school library media center including resource-based instruction, flexible scheduling, electronic information sources, and automated circulation systems.
  • Such alternatives to the above qualification as the Superintendent of Schools may find appropriate and acceptable.

Position Type: Full-time

Positions Available: 1

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Digital Scholarship Resident, UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA

Digital Scholarship Resident

12 month position

 

UMass Amherst, the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system, sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, 90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City. The campus provides a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers.

 

As a gateway to knowledge, the UMass Amherst Libraries are key partners in teaching, learning, and research at UMass Amherst and in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Supporting freedom of inquiry, the Libraries foster a diverse and inclusive environment in which to engage with ideas and acquire the critical skills necessary for lifelong learning. 

 

The UMass Amherst Libraries seek a dynamic and innovative Digital Scholarship Resident to Evaluates, recommends, and develops as necessary applications and tools to support incoming and ongoing academic digital scholarship research projects. In collaboration with stakeholders, identify requirements, develop workflows, and implement digital services solutions for incoming and ongoing research projects and curricular initiatives. Potential projects may include data mining, text analysis and other related digital scholarship methods, consultation on solutions for digital scholarship projects. 

This position is a one-year (12 months) term appointment

Example of Duties:

  1. Work in close partnership with the Digital Scholarship Center, the Digital Media Lab Unit, and other library departments to prioritize projects, recommend strategies and implement applications and technologies to support digital scholarship services.
  2. Identify, define and analyze requirements to meet the expectations of stakeholders and intended end users needs, scheduled timeline, and budgetary targets.
  3. Actively support research projects and assist faculty and graduate students in the use of digital methods such as data visualization, text mining, text encoding (TEI), geographic information systems (GIS) and content management systems.
  4. Communicate with web developers, system administrators, and project managers in the evaluation, education and implementation of a robust digital scholarship support system.
  5. Contribute to the recommendation or development of digital tools and platforms for analysis, visualization, presentation, and reuse of content. Design, program, and/or adapt existing tools in support of digital scholarship.
  6. Analyze client requests to develop specifications for academic programs by applying digital scholarship methods, statistical pattern learning and digital evidence.
  7. Work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the Libraries and the campus. Attend professional development activities as assigned or required to meet departmental goals and objectives.
  8. Understands responsibilities with respect to conflicts of interest and behaves in ways consistent both with law and with University policy
  9. Perform related duties as assigned or required to meet Department, Executive Area/Division, and University goals and objectives.

 

Required Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor's degree in any area.
  2. Demonstrated experience in managing technology projects
  3. Working knowledge of advanced training with Python, XML and/or SQL.
  4. Working knowledge of one or more digital scholarship technologies (e.g., visualization, text mining, text encoding, GIS, Network analysis, database design, digital publishing, presentation and content management tools) for creating and transmitting scholarship.
  5. Demonstrated experience with application development in at least one major programming language such as Ruby on Rails, PHP, Perl, and/or Java.
  6. Demonstrated knowledge of web applications in a LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP) environment
  7. Working knowledge of Linked Data principles.
  8. Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills and the ability to interact effectively and work productively to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with a diverse population.
  9. Ability to work independently and collaboratively, prioritizing work to meet departmental and library goals. Ability to exercise sound judgment.

 

RANK AND SALARY COMMENSURATE WITH SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Professional Salary Scale level 26 

https://www.umass.edu/humres/sites/default/files/2015 PSU Salary Schedule.pdf

 

Application Instructions:

Apply online at http://careers.umass.edu/amherst/en-us/job/496109/digital-scholarship-resident-12-month-position and submit a letter of application, resume and contact information (phone and email) for three professional references by November 16, 2018.

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Library Sales Representative, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA

Job Number: 16678
Functional Area: Sales
Department: MIT Press
School Area: Libraries, MIT Press, Tech Review
Employment Type: Full-Time
Employment Category: Non-Exempt
Visa Sponsorship Available: No
Schedule: M-F

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture - and benefits - that just aren't found together anywhere else. If you're curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future - then take a look at this opportunity.


LIBRARY SALES REPRESENTATIVE, MIT Press, to sell new and existing online products to the academic library, school, public, and corporate markets. Products include digital collections, journal subscriptions, and e-books. Will take a key part in launching a new e-book product to market with a focus on the U.S. and Canada territory. Responsibilities include researching and targeting new business through research, networking, and cold-calling; maintaining and developing relationships with existing customers; responding to high volumes of customer/internal queries; preparing quotes, negotiating pricing, and providing follow-up through all stages of the sales process; tracking and reporting monthly sales activities; tracking renewal dates, retention rates, and customer data via Salesforce and regularly reporting key metrics; collaborating closely with colleagues in sales, marketing, customer service, and product development to ensure customer satisfaction and quickly resolving outstanding customer issues; attending site visits within sales territory and key library conferences; working closely with customer service to establish and monitor trials for potential customers, monitoring usage of trials, setting up access, and resolving customer issues; and creating and executing public sales presentations. There will be regular use of software such as RedLINK, Atypon Insights, and other tools/data related to institutional subscriptions.

The MIT Press is a leader in university press publishing with a global academic reputation for publishing content that advances scientific and technological discourse.

A full description is available at http://mitpress.mit.edu/jobs.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: five years' experience in publishing, digital sales, or related fields such as library science or marketing; strong interpersonal and communication skills; ability to prioritize and work both independently and in a team-oriented environment; and knowledge of Microsoft Office and Salesforce. Bachelor's degree preferred. Job #16678-6

There will be travel up to 20% of the time for conferences and library visits.


10/18/18

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

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

Who you'll work with:

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

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

 

Qualifications:

  • Academic credentials including strong undergraduate degree and demonstrable intellectual curiosity through professional progression or training

  • Familiarity with the energy sector or Oil & Gas industry a bonus

  • Outstanding written and oral English communication skills required

  • Advanced Excel and MS office skills is essential

  • Demonstrated record of impact with at least three years of professional experience, likely in professional services, academia, or external relations

  • Proven problem-solving skills - highly analytical, accustomed to working on complex, sensitive, time-critical issues, quickly getting up to speed on unfamiliar topics

  • Strong personal presence and credibility; able to work across all levels of seniority in a cross-cultural environment

  • Highly collaborative attitude and aptitude for working as part of a global team

  • Self-motivated, with an appetite for working entrepreneurially and a track record as self-starter

  • Highly collaborative attitude and aptitude for working as part of a global team

 

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

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

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

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

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

McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm that serves leading businesses, governments, non governmental organizations, and not-for-profits. We help our clients make lasting improvements to their performance and realize their most important goals. Over nearly a century, we've built a firm uniquely equipped to this task.

Applications close on January 19th at 12:00 am.

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Head, Information Resources Management, UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA

Head, Information Resources Management

Librarian III or IV

 

UMass Amherst, the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system, sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, 90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City. The campus provides a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers.

 

As a gateway to knowledge, the UMass Amherst Libraries are key partners in teaching, learning, and research at UMass Amherst and in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Supporting freedom of inquiry, the Libraries foster a diverse and inclusive environment in which to engage with ideas and acquire the critical skills necessary for lifelong learning. 

 

The UMass Amherst Libraries seek a dynamic and innovative Head, Information Resources Management to provide innovative leadership and strategic direction for the Information Resource Management department. Oversee the following departmental functions: comprehensive acquisition and ingestion of scholarly materials in all formats, comprehensive metadata services, collections assessment, and discovery & resource management systems. In collaboration with the Associate Dean for Content & Discovery, actively manage the Libraries' annual collections investments of over $8 million dollars. Provide leadership in implementing new resource management systems, including the FOLIO Library Services Platform, as well as content management strategies including evolving digital strategies. Formulate departmental goals and objectives and ensure they support the mission andgoals of the Library and the University.

 

Example of Duties:

  1. Provide leadership and strategic direction for the Information Resource Management department
  2. In collaboration with the Associate Dean for Content & Discovery, actively manage the Libraries' annual collections expenditures of over $8 million dollars, successfully staying on-budget and on-time.
  3. Lead initiatives that advance resource managements systems, including implementation of the FOLIO Library Services Platform.
  4. Lead initiatives that transform collections strategies to include evolving digital strategies.
  5. Align departmental planning, priorities, goals, objectives and services with strategic initiatives of the Libraries and the University. 
  6. Develop departmental metrics for success and analyze trends to continually evaluate services and their impact.
  7. Establish regular reporting mechanisms to communicate effectiveness of departmental activities to administration and other stakeholders.
  8. Demonstrate ability to lead a diverse staff and foster collegiality, to mentor and develop talent, to foster and manage change and innovation, and to engage staff in collaborative strategic planning and delivery of user-centered services.
  9. Effectively delegate, empowering staff to make independent decisions at appropriate operational levels, holding staff accountable for successful completion of assignments, establishing workloads and procedures, providing guidance and direction, monitoring and evaluating performance, and coaching and counseling as needed.
  10. Use data and assessment techniques to support evidence-based decisions around resources, services, spaces and programs, and the user experience.
  11. Formulate, revise, and implement policies and procedures in response to evolving operational needs. Interpret such policies and procedures for students, faculty and staff as necessary.
  12. Work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the UMass Amherst Libraries and the campus.
  13. Participate in library-wide planning and governance, work in a shared decision making environment, and serve as a member of the Library's Senior Management Group and other library committees and working groups.  Represent the Library at appropriate campus committees, selected professional meetings and conferences as required.
  14. Maintain current knowledge of evolving trends and best practices as they relate to collections strategies and services. Attend professional development activities as assigned or required to meet departmental goals and objectives.
  15. Perform other related duties as assigned or required to meet department and university goals and objectives.

 

Required Qualifications:

  1. Master's degree in library science - or equivalent degree - from a program accredited by the American Library Association, or its appropriate equivalent in librarianship from another country, or have appropriate equivalent experience.
  2. Minimum of five years of successful supervisory, management, and leadership experience in an academic library, along with the ability to articulate vision, set direction, and accomplish initiatives in a rapidly changing environment.   
  3. Budget management experience, preferably in a large academic research library.
  4. Demonstrated experience with a minimum of two of the following areas: acquisitions, electronic resource management, cataloging/metadata, discovery, resource management systems.
  5. Knowledge of best practices, issues, and national trends in technical services, discovery and resource management systems, collections assessment and collections strategies in academic libraries.
  6. Demonstrated understanding of changes impacting academic research libraries.
  7. Excellent organizational skills and effectiveness in balancing multiple assignments and projects.
  8. Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work successfully in an intensely collaborative environment with a broad range of people from culturally diverse backgrounds including colleagues, administrators, students, faculty, donors, and alumni.
  9. Experience facilitating groups.
  10. Demonstrated strong service orientation and skills.
  11. Demonstrated organizational ability, initiative, flexibility, and ability to work independently and collaboratively to achieve Library and university strategic goals.
  12. Demonstrated ability to use data and assessment techniques to support evidence-based changes to services or programs.
  13. Ability to motivate, establish priorities, and meet deadlines.
  14. Ability to set departmental goals, develop metrics for success, analyze trends and initiate, develop, and assess innovative services.
  15. Excellent interpersonal, analytical, written, and oral communication skills
  16. Professionally active in the field.

17.   Commitment to professional development.

  1. Understands responsibilities with respect to conflicts of interest and behaves in ways consistent with both law and with university policy. 
  2. Understands and contributes to implementation of departmental and institutional goals for achieving non-discrimination and creating a respectful, inclusive environment that is supportive of diversity.

 

RANK AND SALARY COMMENSURATE WITH SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Librarian III salary floor is $68,500

Librarian IV salary floor is $77,900

 

Application Instructions:

Apply online at http://careers.umass.edu/amherst/en-us/job/496023/head-information-resources-management

And submit a letter of application, resume, diversity statement and contact information (phone and email) for three professional references by November 16, 2018 for consideration.

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

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Children's Librarian (Youth Services), Chelsea Public Library, Chelsea, MA

Library Salary: $45,191.95/year

DUTIES: Under the general supervision of the Library Director, responsible for the operation of the Children's Room at the library. Evaluate the Library's program of services to children; make recommendations on program and service changes and improvements to the Director. Provide advice to children and parents; provide reference assistance to children, parents and teachers;instruct school age children in Library use; and visit school classes upon request. Plan and conduct programs for children including story hours, films, reading clubs,vacation programs, puppet shows,etc.; prepare programs for private schools and community groups; prepare special exhibits and compile book lists; and prepare internal and external publicity for programs. Select, order and review Children's Room collection of books, magazines and audiovisuals; determine status of retention of books, videos, audiocassettes and records. Supervise Children's Room circulation desk and provide assistance as needed; train new staff in various computer uses, network rules, and children's room procedures; and supervise Children's Department staff. Maintain picture and pamphlet files; submit monthly and annual reports to Director and Trustees on circulation statistics, reference, story hours, museum pass program, etc.; catalog all children's books, including initial book processing procedures; maintain files of missing books and claims; and oversee the general environment of the Children's Room, rearranging the room as necessary to maintain an orderly, smoothly functioning department. Incumbent functions independently within the broad scope of Library policies and goals, referring personnel decision and policy revisions to the Library Director. Perform supplementary tasks as directed in adult department; may also cover adult circulation desk, perform budget and supply ordering; may act in place of the Library Director during short-term absence and when so delegated. Position requires some nights and occasional revolving weekends. (Saturdays). Attend professional meetings; and perform other related duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor of Science Degree in Library Science or related field from an accredited college or university program. Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university is strongly preferred. Duties require three years of professional library experience, including previous work with children. Incumbent functions independently within the broad scope of Library policies and goals, referring personnel decision and policy revisions to the Library Director.

Please send cover letter and resume to City of Chelsea, Human Resources Department, 500 Broadway, Chelsea, MA 02150 or email jobs@chelseama.gov.

The City of Chelsea is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Health Science Librarian, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT

Health Science Librarian - University of Bridgeport

Health Science Librarian - University of Bridgeport. Reporting to the University Librarian, the Health Science Librarian 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/

It is the policy of the University of Bridgeport to prohibit discrimination in admissions, educational programs and employment, and in the provision of services on the basis of legally protected class characteristics (unless there is a bona fide occupational qualification related to employment), or any other unlawful factor. Protected class characteristics include race, color, ethnicity, religion, age, creed, ancestry, workplace hazards to reproductive systems, sex (gender identity, gender expression, sexual harassment), marital status, civil union status, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, national origin, physical/mental/learning disability, veteran status and any other group protected by civil rights laws.

The University of Bridgeport complies with Clery Act and maintains records of campus crime statistics and security policies. Copies of University of Bridgeport Annual Security and Fire Report reports are available here.

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Director of Library Services, Three Rivers Community College, Norwich, CT

Three Rivers Community College

ANNOUNCEMENT OF ANTICIPATED POSITION OPENING

POSITION: Director of Library Services

12-month, Full time, tenure track Position, CCP Level 20

ANTICIPATED STARTING DATE: January 4, 2019

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate should have a minimum of a Master's Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited institution. Candidates shall also have from three to six years of related experience including from one to three years of experience in supervising others; or a combination of education, training and experience that would lead to the competencies required for successful performance of the position's essential duties. Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience are equivalent to the stated qualifications by providing appropriate references.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Director of Library Services is accountable for assuring effective and cost efficient learning resource services to the academic, student and public groups served by the College to advance the College's learning mission through effective performance in these essential functional areas:

  • Effective delivery of library services;
  • Development and organization of the library's resources;
  • Evaluation, training, development and direction of library staff;
  • Budget, fiscal and facilities management;
  • Library assessment and evaluation.

MINIMUM SALARY: $74,544 approximate annual, plus excellent state benefits.

TO APPLY:

Send letter of intent, resume, completed application form: (http://www.ct.edu/files/pdfs/Employment-Application.pdf), names and address of three references and college transcripts to:

Barbara Billups / Human Resources

Three Rivers Community College

574 New London Turnpike

Norwich, CT 06360

Questions can be directed to: BBillups@threerivers.edu

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications materials must be postmarked no later than 11/15/2018.

Three Rivers College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Three Rivers Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record.

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Curatorial Administrator & Assistant, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Downtown Hartford, CT

For 175 years, the Wadsworth has delighted audiences as Connecticut's flagship visual arts institution. We are known not only for our peerless collections but also as a place of engaging programming. Dynamic and varied special exhibitions have captured the public's interest for nearly a century, enriching the conversation about the art of the past and the art of today. Inspiring everyone to experience and appreciate excellence in art and culture requires a team effort and the talents of a diverse, highly motivated group of people.

So, we were wondering if the Wadsworth sounds like the place for you? We are currently seeking a Curatorial Administrator and Assistant. In this role you will be responsible for a variety of curatorial and administrative tasks including managing contacts and correspondence; providing trustee committee support; budget tracking; assisting with the coordination of didactic materials and exhibition documentation; writing and editing curatorial-related copy; and occasional collection research.

The successful candidate will have attained a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in art, art history or museum studies. 3 - 5 years administrative experience or 2 years of museum experience coupled with strong administrative skills is required. Candidates who have work experience (paid or intern) in an arts institution will move to the top of the list for consideration.

More detailed information regarding essential job requirements, responsibilities, skills and abilities and directions on how to apply can be found on our website www.thewadsworth.org by clicking the "Opportunities" link under "About."

The Wadsworth is a progressive, equal opportunity employer and all candidates are encouraged

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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Office and Finance Coordinator, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA

Fuller Craft Museum seeks a part time, 3-days per week Finance and Office Coordinator.

Responsibilities include: Processing bi-weekly payroll, Processing accounts payable, Receipts and deposits, Maintaining vendor files, Month end close and annual audit, Preparing monthly financials for Board Finance Committee and monthly departmental reports,Work in collaboration with development office and Board Treasurer, Benefits administration (403B, Health and Dental, W/C) Coordinate and order office supplies.

Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Business, Finance or equivalent experience, 3+ years bookeeping experience, preferably in a museum or non-profit setting, High competency in Quickbooks, Microsoft Office, Excel, Familiarity with ADP payroll system TAM Point of sale software a plus, Understanding of non-profit funding, Ability to meet deadlines and multitask, Excellent written and communication skills, Attention to detail and accuracy.

Please send resume to dlebica@fullercraft.org. No phone calls please.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time

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Assistant to the Directors of the Museum of Art/Membership & Programs Coordinator, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME

Provide administrative support to the Directors and the Museum staff with minimal direction; maintain accurate and up-to-date databases; coordinate and administratively support Museum events; coordinate Membership Program; schedule and keep track of Museum tours and group visits.

Required: High School diploma or GED; Bachelor's degree strongly preferred.

Also required: strong interpersonal skills including excellent customer service and the ability to work as a positive member of a team; excellent computer skills, including high level of proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, Outlook calendar and email, as well as a willingness to learn new software; ability to work independently within the scope of Museum policies; superior organizational skills with attention to detail and accuracy. Familiarity with Raiser's Plus software a plus. Prior administrative experience in a museum or academic environment preferred.

Click on this link to apply directly to the position - http://careers.bowdoin.edu/postings/5503

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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Studio Coordinator, New Art Center, Newton, MA

The New Art Center, a community art education space, offers people at all levels of ability exceptional opportunities to make, exhibit, view, think about and talk about art. The Studio Coordinator supports all classes through studio prep and maintenance, supply ordering and organization, scheduling models, and with customer service for students and teachers. This position requires an engaging and proactive problem solver who also functions as the evening staff monitor with office and administrative tasks. Must be comfortable working independently and as part of a team.

Qualified candidates must have a Bachelor's Degree and at least 2 years professional work experience in a related field. Must have familiarity with visual arts, especially studio/workshop organization & maintenance, while also being proficient in Microsoft Office.

Position involves working closely with staff, students, and faculty to create a welcoming, energized, organized studio environment. The chosen candidate will also assist Program Director with logistical aspects of all programs. Provide ongoing customer service for all students and teachers, and several other duties.

Schedule: Monday-Thursday, 2pm-10pm; Friday, 11am-7pm or there is the work option of Tuesday-Thursday, 2pm-10pm; Friday, 11am-7pm; Saturday, 9am-5pm.

Salary Range is $32,000 - $37,500.

Contact Information: Please forward cover letter and resume to pat@newartcenter.org

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: $32K-$37.5K

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Archives Assistant, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, Boston, MA

Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation - Seasonal Archives Assistant, Winter 2018-2019 - (Job Number 180006VG)

Apply on-line at: MassCareers Job Opportunities

Description

About the Department of Conservation and Recreation:

The Department of Conservation and Recreation manages one of the largest and most diverse state parks systems in the nation and protects and enhances natural resources and outdoor recreational opportunities throughout Massachusetts. DCR is a dynamic agency, and is one of the largest park systems in the nation. The DCR system includes over 450,000 acres of parks, forests, water supply protection lands, beaches, lakes, ponds, playgrounds, swimming pools, skating rinks, trails and parkways.

Interviews will be conducted at the ending of the posting period. Successful candidates may be required to start immediately.

Duties:

Under supervision of the Plans Archivist, the seasonal employee will assist help arrange, describe, and scan engineering and architectural plans of Massachusetts parks buildings and landscapes, parkways, bridges, recreational facilities, and water resources date from the 1890s to the present. 

Specific duties include:

  • Locate, organize into sets, and folder large-format architectural and engineering drawings.
  • Catalog the drawings by inputting data into a spreadsheet.
  • Identify drawings that are ready for scanning by an outside vendor and separate out drawings that will need conservation work before scanning.
  • Prepare the drawings to be sent out for scanning, conservation treatment, or off-site storage.
  • Work with Plans Archivist to create an efficient organizational arrangement of plans cabinets, cabinet drawers, and plan sets.
  • Provide assistance to the Plans Archivist on responding to requests for plans from DCR staff, consultants, researchers and the general public.
  • Perform quality control check on cataloging data and digital files.
  • Other duties as requested.

Start Date: November 19, 2018

End Date: March 29, 2019

 

Qualifications:

MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: 

Applicants must have (A) at least two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, technical or professional experience in research or statistical work, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below. 

Substitutions: 
I. A Bachelor's or higher degree may be substituted for the required experience.* 

*Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed. 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Requires bending, lifting, standing on ladders, and the ability to lift and carry up to 40 pounds.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degree or coursework in library science, archive management or architectural/engineering studies.
  • Experience working with historic plans and documents.
  • Excellent typing skills and experience with word processing, spreadsheet, and database programs.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to handle oversized documents with care.
  • Requires bending, lifting, standing on ladders, and the ability to lift and carry up to 40 pounds.

 

Qualifications

First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

 

MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants must have (A) at least two (2) years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, administrative, professional or technical experience in work involving research, data analysis, compliance, records management or program administration, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.

 

Incumbents may be required to have a current and valid motor vehicle driver's license at a class level specific to assignment.

 

Substitutions: 

I. A Bachelor's degree or higher in a related field may be substituted for the required experience.

 

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.  Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Official Title: Research Analyst I

Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Boston - 251 Causeway Street

Job: Planning

Agency: Department of Conservation & Recreation

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Posting Date: Oct 17, 2018

Number of Openings: 1

Salary: 47,859.50 - 67,712.32 Yearly

If you have Diversity, Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity questions or need a Reasonable Accommodation, please contact Diversity Officer / ADA Coordinator: John Viola - 617-626-1161

Bargaining Unit: 06-NAGE - Professional Admin.

Confidential: No

 

Apply on-line at: MassCareers Job Opportunities

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Business/Legal Research Intern, Analysis Group, Boston, MA

Analysis Group, Inc.

Research Internship Description

 

Headline:                   Business/Legal Research Internship (Paid)

Job title:                     Research Intern

Department:              Marketing

Office location:          Boston, MA (111 Huntington Avenue, 14th Floor)

Time commitment:   15 - 30 hours/week (2-3 month commitment) hours available Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5: 30 pm

Hourly rate:               $20.00/hour

 

Summary:

This position is structured to provide the Research Intern with an opportunity to learn how research can inform the business development process. The Research Intern will work closely with and under the guidance of the Marketing Department's research team at Analysis Group, a Boston-based economic consulting firm.  Analysis Group has been recognized as a best place to work in several top surveys and has received an Employees' Choice Award in the small and medium business (SMB) category of Glassdoor.com's national Best Places to Work listing.

 

The team's researchers are librarians embedded within the firm's Marketing Department, where they provide business development and legal research support to the firm. The Research Intern will be trained by the research team on our approach to searching sources including Lexis Advance, Westlaw, CourtLink, Bloomberg Law, and select news/online resources. The Research Intern will support efforts to capture background on Analysis Group's affiliated experts, potential experts, and opposing experts. Typical assignments will include searching for and reviewing expert reports/testimony submitted in various court matters, retrieving relevant decisions and other court filings, organizing and storing the results, and preparing background on potential expert witnesses in support of various business development projects.

 

The Research Intern will have the opportunity to attend our weekly research team meetings. The Intern will also have the opportunity to shadow team members as they conduct various legal, company/industry, and business development-related research.  This internship also provides the unique opportunity for students to observe firsthand how research can help direct and further business development initiatives.

 

This role is ideal for a candidate who is intellectually curious; enjoys searching; is tenacious about looking for information; understands the importance of using only the most authoritative resources; is capable of filtering through/reviewing large amounts of data; and has the ability to problem-solve with a very high level of attention to detail and accuracy.

 

Relationships

  • Report to a designated member of the Research Team
  • Support the Research Team in fulfilling research requests from consulting staff and the marketing team

 

Qualifications

  • Excellent written/spoken English
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Must be able to organize, plan and work on multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize work, meet deadlines, and be flexible in order to respond to shifting demands
  • Exhibit a desire to learn, participate and take ownership for workload
  • Familiarity searching databases
  • Interest in legal research

 

Application Process:

Please send a cover letter and resume to Bridget Lonergan at bridget.lonergan@analysisgroup.com 

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Oxford Education Research Symposium

We are pleased to invite you and your institution to participate in the Oxford Education Research Symposia in the University of Oxford, UK 

Fall Meeting: 5, 6 & 7 December 2018, at Harris Manchester College in the University of Oxford

Abstract submission - 10 November
Early registration - 1 October
Regular registration - 12 November
Spring Meeting: 20, 21 & 22 March 2019, at Green Templeton College in the University of Oxford
Abstract submission - 4 March
Early registration - 15 December
Regular registration - 6 March
 
Attendees may participate as observerspanel members and presenters of papers, reports, and commentaries concerning aspects relevant to the theory and practice of universal education. The breadth of the sessions covers early childhood, elementary, secondary and higher education.
 
NOTATIONS FOR THE MEETINGS:
  • We accept abstracts on a rolling basis and send notifications within a week of submission.
  • Presenters are allocated 20 minutes to present followed by a ten-minute question session.
  • Papers presented will be subsequently peer reviewed by external readers for possible inclusion in Symposium books or journal articles.
  • Conference Oxford has hundreds of affordable bedrooms in Oxford colleges available, offering splendid views of college quadrangles and gardens. See our websites for additional lodging and travel information.
  • Please direct inquiries to conferences@oxford-education-research-symposium.com
  • Consult our website for more information: https://www.oxford-education-research-symposium.com/
 
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Temporary Cataloging Assistant, Fine Arts Library, Harvard College Library, Cambridge, MA

Temporary Cataloging Assistant, Harvard College Library - Fine Arts Library

Under the supervision of the Visual Resources Librarian, completes basic cataloging records for digital images of architectural or architectural subjects. Images and text records will appear in ARTstor and HOLLIS Images.

This is a 10 hour a week, 18-month temporary appointment.

Using existing shelf list records for the 35 mm slide collection, completes data entry for a special project to digitize rarer and unique slides, primarily of architecture. Training in correct data entry as well as correct fielding of titles, locations, architects' or artists' names and additional access points will be provided. As directed, executes additional related cataloging projects under close supervision. May also participate in inventory and related tasks for the slide collection relocation project. Position located in the temporary location of the Fine Arts Library Digital Images and Slides Collection in Lamont Library.

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

Qualifications

BA in art or architectural history, classics, Asian studies or related humanities field preferred. Interest in visual materials. Ability to adapt to changing priorities in a production-oriented workplace. Experience in a library, archive or museum required. Accuracy and attention to detail a must.

Familiarity with use of foreign languages in a library setting preferred. Coursework in library science or museum studies an asset. Experience with digitization or cultural heritage metadata projects in a library, archive, or museum setting preferred.

Full/Part Time

Part Time

Salary

commensurate with experience

How to Apply

In order to apply, please send resume and cover letter to William Conner: wsconnor@fas.harvard.edu

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Call for Proposals: ARLIS/NA 2019 Conference

Funds attendance at the ARLIS/NA Annual Conference.

Funding opportunities for members and non-members who wish to attend the ARLIS/NA Annual Conference.

Application deadline for all conference travel awards: Monday, November 26, 2018 at 12:00 pm EST.
The application will be available starting on Friday, October 12, 2018.

Please note that the working language of the conference is English.

AWARD APPLICATION FORM

 

Awards Open to Current Members

Conference Attendance Award (1 award/$1000)

Eligibility: Individual member who serves as a committee member, group moderator, and/or chapter officer.

Purpose: To encourage participation in ARLIS/NA by assisting conference attendance by committee members, chapter officers, and moderators, of divisions, sections, and round tables.

Student Conference Attendance Award ($1000)

Eligibility: Student members who are active participants in ARLIS/NA and are currently enrolled in an accredited graduate program in Library Studies and/or Information Studies or have recently graduated (within 12 mos. of graduation).

Purpose: To encourage participation in ARLIS/NA by assisting students considering a career in art librarianship or visual resources to attend the annual ARLIS/NA conference.

 

Awards Open to All Eligible Applicants

Student Diversity Award for Conference Attendance ($1000)

Eligibility: Students from a traditionally under-represented group who are currently enrolled in an accredited graduate program in Library Studies and/or Information Studies or have recently graduated (within 12 mos. of graduation). To be considered for the award, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled as a graduate student in Library Studies or Information Studies or recently graduated (within 12 mos. of graduation)
  • Be one of the following:
    • U.S. resident and a member of a racial/ethnic group as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau: African American/Black; Latino/Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, or American Indian/Alaska Native or
    • Canadian resident and of aboriginal identity, as defined in the Canadian Employment Equity Act ("aboriginal peoples" means persons who are Indians, Inuit, or Métis) or
    • Canadian resident and a member of a visible minority, as defined by the Canadian Employment Equity Act (members of "visible minorities" means persons, other than aboriginal peoples, who are non-Caucasian in race or non-white in colour)
  • Be interested in career in art librarianship/visual resources

A mentor from the ARLIS/NA Diversity Committee, who will facilitate the recipient's attendance at the Conference, will be assigned to the recipient of the award prior to the Conference. The recipient will write a brief post-conference report evaluating her/his conference experience for the ARLIS/NA Update Diversity column. 

Purpose: To encourage multicultural students considering a career in art librarianship or visual resources to participate in the activities of ARLIS/NA. 

Howard Karno Award ($1000)

Eligibility: Art librarians residing in Latin America or Art Librarians residing in North America working with significant Latin American art/architecture research collections or researching subjects or themes related to Latin American art/architecture.

Purpose: To encourage professional development of art librarians who work to advance the study of Latin American art through interaction with ARLIS/NA colleagues and conference participation. 

Judith A. Hoffberg Student Award for Conference Attendance ($1000)

Sponsored by the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) the Judith A. Hoffberg Student Award for Conference Attendance is given annually in honor of the founding of ARLIS/NA and its first president. The Art Libraries Society of North America was founded in 1972 by a group of art librarians attending the American Library Association annual conference in Chicago at the initiative of Judith Hoffberg.

Eligibility: Students who are currently enrolled in an accredited graduate program in Library Studies and/or Information Studies or have recently graduated (within 12 mos. of graduation).

Purpose: To encourage students considering a career in art librarianship or visual resources to participate in the activities of ARLIS/NA.

 

AWARD APPLICATION FORM

Awards Open to International Applicants

Samuel H. Kress Foundation Award for International Travel ($1,000-$2,500)

Purpose: For European librarians and art information professionals to attend the annual conference of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA). For more information regarding purpose, eligibility, and application procedures, see the Kress Foundation Award for International Travel page.

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Schiller Prize for Bibliographical Work

The Schiller Prize for Bibliographical Work on Pre-20th-Century Children's Books is intended to encourage bibliographical scholarship on this topic. It brings a cash award of $3,000 and a year's membership in the Society. 

 

The Prize is awarded to the creator(s) of a published book or article, a master's thesis or doctoral dissertation that has been defended and approved, or research results distributed in another manner, such as on a website, and will be given at the Society's Annual Meeting on January 25, 2019.

 

Submissions must be English, and may concentrate on any children's book printed before the year 1901 in any country or any language. Works should involve research into bibliography and printing history broadly conceived and should focus on the physical book as historical evidence for studying topics such as the history of book production, publication, distribution, collecting, or reading. Studies of the printing, publishing, and allied trades, as these relate to children's books, are also welcome.

 

The BSA welcomes applications for the prize, and is extending the deadline for applications to November 15, 2018.

 

For more information on the prize and how to apply, please visit https://bibsocamer.org/awards/justin-g-shiller-prize/

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Reference Librarian, Shrewsbury Public Library, Shrewsbury, MA

SHREWSBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY: REFERENCE LIBRARIAN

Qualifications: 

The Shrewsbury Public Library seeks an enthusiastic, innovative, and service-oriented Reference Librarian to serve our busy community of 36,000 people. The Reference Librarian will be prepared to apply current and progressive methods of information and reference services, will be proficient in automated library systems and online information tools, adept at instructing patrons on how to access and use a broad range of information and reading resources and willing to serve as an active member of the Adult Services team.  The Reference Librarian must be committed to providing a high level of public service to patrons, able to work independently, prioritize, adapt quickly to changing environments, meet established deadlines and embrace changing technologies. ALA accredited MLS and excellent interpersonal and communication skills required.

Duties:

Performs a wide variety of services at the public reference desk, including assists patrons with reference and information requests; assists patrons with public access catalogs, printers  and computers, use of online resources, trains users on use of e-readers, tablets and other devices, and makes information referrals. Provides one-on-one and group training for library patrons and staff. Maintains current knowledge of technology developments and library information sources and electronic services.  

 

Collection development responsibilities for print and online adult reference collections. As part of the Acquisitions Team, evaluates and purchases online and print reference materials; responsible for maintenance of collection through inventory, usage assessment, shelf reading, weeding and discarding.

 

Acts as a part of a team responsible for planning, organizing and implementing programs for adults to encourage language and information literacy, lifelong learning and programs that promote reading, viewing and listening, as well as the use of library materials and facilities. Assists with and plans various adult education programs, job search programs and multicultural events; oversees staff and volunteers involved in programs, writes grant applications to support these programs and develops related promotions.  

 

Contributes to library promotional activities. Creates informational and publicity materials in print and electronic format; including calendars, webpages, social media platform postings, displays, posters, etc. Compiles and organizes statistics. Performs circulation desk duties when necessary; oversees staff and is responsible for building security on a rotating basis.

Compensation and Schedule:

This is a Professional Technical I position on the Town of Shrewsbury Salary Schedule, with a salary range of $47,182.23 to $56,264.23 and includes benefits. This full-time 37.5 hour position includes a work schedule of one night per week and Saturdays on a rotating basis. The Town of Shrewsbury offers a comprehensive health insurance plan, and a defined benefit pension plan and is an affirmative action, Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Send resume to Director Ellen M. Dolan, Shrewsbury Public Library at edolan@shrewsburyma.gov. Position open until filled, but applications received by Wednesday October 31, 2018 will receive primary consideration.

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Archives Assistant, Archives & Research Center, Sharon, MA

FINAL JOB OPENING - PART TIME

Archives Assistant - Sharon (temporary, part-time) 

Archives & Research Center (ARC) and the Collections

The Archives & Research Center (ARC) is the hub of The Trustees of Reservations' curatorial stewardship. Located in Sharon, Massachusetts, the ARC provides outside researchers, Trustees staff, and volunteers access to thousands of historical documents, objects, and artifacts related to The Trustees' properties. The ARC, an energy-efficient, climate-controlled building, opened in 2008 and houses 1,500 linear feet of archival materials which document The Trustees' founding role in the land trust movement, the stories of Trustees properties across the Commonwealth, and the lives of American families from the 1600s to the present.

 

The Trustees' collections represent domestic furnishings, outdoor sculptures, fine and decorative arts from pre-contact to the 20th century. They include more than 30 private collections featuring exceptional pieces from indigenous Massachusetts peoples to mid-century Modern. Archival collections include works of art on paper, photographs, maps, architectural plans, garden designs, botanical specimens, manuscripts, letters, diaries, books, business ledgers, legal documents and deeds linked to specific properties and to the organization's history.

 

Position Summary:

The Archives & Research Center of The Trustees seeks an Archives Assistant to help prepare the historical and institutional records collections of the Fruitlands Museum for processing. The Archives Assistant will perform the preliminary steps of surveying, sorting, and creating a rough inventory for approximately 50 boxes of material. Many of the boxes are already semi-organized.

The Fruitlands Museum was the 116th property acquired by The Trustees, joining the organization in 2016. Its archival collections cover a wide range of historic subjects, including Bronson Alcott's experimental Transcendentalist community, and the Shaker communities of the northeastern United States. Other collections relate to the life and work of the museum's founder, Clara Endicott Sears, as well as the development, governance, and operations of the museum itself. The collections contain correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, records, publications, and many other types of primary and secondary source materials.

 

Essential Functions:

  • The ability to survey, sort and create a rough inventory for approximate 50 boxes of Fruitlands materials.
  • The ability to help prepare these historical and institutional materials for processing.

Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in or a recent graduate of a history, archives, or other cultural heritage program.
  • Willingness to adhere to best practices regarding the care and handling of archival collections.
  • Strong organizational skills. Familiarity with archival arrangement preferred.
  • Ability to lift or carry objects weighing between 25-50 pounds.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office programs: Word, Excel, etc.
  • Interest in Massachusetts history strongly preferred.

 

Benefits and Salary

This is a temporary, non-exempt, hourly paid position, with an optimal start date in October. This position is based in Sharon.

 

About The Organization:

The Trustees is an organization with a fascinating past and an exciting future. Our places are open to all and we thrive by involving as many people as possible in what we do. Founded in 1891, by a group of visionary volunteers, we preserve, for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts and work to protect special places across the state. We have helped protect more than 50,000 acres, including 26,000+ acres on 117 reservations that are all open to the public. We are a nonprofit conservation organization funded and supported entirely by our visitors, supporters, volunteers, and more than 60,000 member households.

The Trustees' curatorial resources include archives, buildings, landscapes, ruins and artifacts covering hundreds of years of human history. In the historic houses, at the Archives & Research Center, and in the land itself, The Trustees preserves the landscapes and material culture of Massachusetts people. Objects and archives enrich a wide range of programs and activities.

In addition to being an Equal Opportunity Employer, the Trustees of Reservations aims to create a thriving, inclusive workplace that values each member of our team. We aspire to reflect and effectively serve the residents and communities of Massachusetts, who are at the core of our mission.

We kindly request that you do not call to inquire about the status of your application. Those candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted.

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

Data Services Librarian

Health Sciences and Human Services Library
University of Maryland, Baltimore


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

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

RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

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

 

 

PREFERRED:

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

 

APPLICATIONS:

Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter which includes the source of advertisement; 3 references including names, addresses, and phone numbers; and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating "I verify that my CV is current and accurate" - does not need to be notarized). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by October 26, 2018. Interested applicants should apply using the following link: http://bit.ly/DataServicesLib.

 

MINIMUM SALARY: $55,000, commensurate with experience

 

BENEFITS:

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

 

ENVIRONMENT:

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

 

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

 

The Library supports the 6,500 students, and over 7,300 faculty and staff members on UMB's 71-acre research and technology complex consisting of 67 buildings including the University of Maryland BioPark. UMB's professional and graduate schools comprise a dental school, graduate school, and schools of law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and social work. More details about the UMB can be found at http://www.umaryland.edu/.

 

The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Multiple Positions, EBSCO, Ipswich, MA

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Administrative Librarian, Library of Congress, Washington, DC

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Supervisory status
Yes

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

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Assistant Professor, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS

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

 

We especially invite candidates who... 

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

 

About ESU & SLIM 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Responsibilities 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Qualifications

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

 

 

About Emporia 

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

 

 

To apply 

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

 

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

 

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

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

Assistant Professor

College of Information Studies, University of Maryland

 

Best Consideration Date: 11/21/2018

 

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

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

 

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

 

Position Duties/Responsibilities:

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

 

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

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

 

Minimum Qualifications:

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

 

Preferred Qualifications:

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

 

Campus/College Information:

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

 

Diversity Statement:

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

 

Hiring and appointment is subject to College and University approval.

 

To apply you will need to provide:

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

 

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

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

Institute for International Urban Development

Cambridge, MA

Library Database Project

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

 

Background of I2UD

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

The Project

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

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

Goals for Fall/Winter 2018

1) For digital materials:

a) Scan and digitally organize Project documents.

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

c) Review/Edit/Improve the database

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

2) For physical materials:

a) Organize and prepare for storage

b) Adhere and clarify cataloging system.

 

Skills and Requirements

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

 

The Position

$14/hr 15+ hrs/week

Immediate availability preferred

To Apply

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

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

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

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

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

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

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ERMS Application Engineer, MITRE, Bedford, MA

ERMS Application Engineer

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

 

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

 

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